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Inside: Bring Back Play
St. John’s Youth Soccer Summer registration deadline is Friday, May 31 / page 10
Active
Living
Inclusion equipment that lets everyone
play page 5
o n l i n e a t w w w. s t j o h n s . c a
Summer Edition 2013
Inside:
Bring Back Play
Making fitness a fun way of life
pages 3, 22 and 35
Changes in store for Bannerman Park
page 38
For updated Active Living Information listen daily to 99.1 Hits FM, 97.5 K-Rock FM and 590 VOCM
Department of Recreation
Summer
Registration
starts Saturday,
May 4 at 8 a.m.
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REGISTRATION
GENERAL INFORMATION
CITY OF ST. JOHN’S SUMMER 2013 REGISTRATION
REFUND POLICY
City of St. John’s Resident Registration begins Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8 a.m. • Refunds for Birthday Parties must be received 21 days prior to the start date of the
program. All other programs require 14 days notice.
Registration is available online at RECconnect, in person or by telephone at
• Deposits will not be refunded for Day Camp.
(709) 576-8499.
• Family Discount requests must be submitted prior to the program end date.
• 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. In Person Registration will only take place at CITY HALL.
• A refund or credit may be issued for a medical reason which prohibits participation
in the program. A medical note must accompany the refund form and be submitted
• After 12 p.m. In Person Registration will only take place at the H.G.R. Mews
prior to the end of the program.
Community Centre or the Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre.
• Refunds or credits will not be issued for classes missed due to illness.
• No refund or credit will be granted for lost or stolen pass.
Non-resident Registration begins 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
• Submission of the Refund Request Form does not automatically guarantee a
• Non-resident Registration is available online at RECconnect, or by
refund.
telephone at (709) 576-8499 or in person at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
and the Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre.
NSF Cheques - A $20 fee will be charged on all NSF cheques.
To register you need an account
All individuals registering in person must have a current family account or create
a new one with the Department of Recreation. To create a new account please
provide photo identification stating your permanent address. A utility bill stating
name and full mailing address will also be accepted and must accompany one
piece of identification.
FAMILY DISCOUNT
Families registering more than 2 children for the same program for a given week can
apply for a Family Discount of 20% for the third and all subsequent children. A refund
request form must be completed by the client and submitted before the program end
date to be reimbursed the family discount. Please check the course description of the
program you are registering for to determine if a family discount rate is available.
How do I register in person, by telephone or online?
Registration is available on line to those holding a current account with the
Department of Recreation and paying with a major credit card. Accounts can be
established in advance by visiting the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre and the
Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre. Please see note above for what you need to
create an account.
REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS - Children & Youth Programs
In order for your child(ren) to be accepted into the program, a completed Participant
Registration form for each child must be received no later than 7 days prior to the
start date of the program. Participant Registration forms will not be received at
Bus Stops or Program Sites. Families submitting registration forms by the early bird
date of May 31 will have their names entered for a draw with a chance to receive
a $100 credit on their account. Participant Registration forms are available online
The number to call on May 4 for telephone registration is (709) 576-8499. After
under the course description on RECconnect at www.stjohns.ca or at the H.G.R Mews
May 4 call (709)576-8499 or (709) 576-8631. For RECconnect log on to
Community Centre or the Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre. Completed Participant
www.stjohns.ca and find the RECconnect button.
Registration forms must be returned to the H.G.R Mews Community Centre or the
What method of payment do you accept? We accept cash, debit, credit card Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre or via E-mail at [email protected]
or cheque. Payment in full is required for all Department of Recreation Programs
WAITLIST – Day Camp and Activity Centre programs will no longer utilize a
at the time of registration. Pre-authorized payments and post-dated cheques will
waitlist process. Program space is limited for registered programs and participants
not be accepted.
will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. Registration for partial
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Registration and General Information........................................... Page 2
Inclusion Services.....................................................................Pages 4, 5
R.E.A.L. Program......................................................................Pages 6, 7
Community Programs................................................................... Page 8
Youth Soccer....................................................................... Pages 10, 11
Walking....................................................................................... Page 12
Children’s Programs ............................................................ Pages 14 -15
Youth Programs...................................................................Pages 16-18
Outdoor Pursuits ........................................................................ Page 24
CAN-BIKE, Bicycling.................................................................... Page 26
Tennis, Racquet Sports........................................................ Pages 28, 29
Swimming Programs......................................................... Pages 30 - 34
Seniors’ Programs........................................................................ Page 36
Fitness and Lifestyle Programs.................................................... Page 37
Who’s Who in your Community........................................... Pages 38, 39
Facility Rentals............................................................................ Page 39
weeks or days is not available. Also, group bookings cannot be accommodated.
If a swimming class is filled, it is advisable to add the participant’s name on the wait
list for the appropriate level in the desired time slot. The wait lists will apply to that
specific time slot. It will also be used to determine demand for particular levels of
swimming. Where there is sufficient demand on several wait lists, additional new
classes may be added where space and resources allow. For any new classes added,
waitlists will not be used, and spaces will be filled on a first come first served basis.
Parents are encouraged to check regularly for available spaces in all programs on
RECconnect at (www.stjohns.ca) or by calling (709) 576-8499.
PROGRAM CANCELLATIONS
Every reasonable effort will be taken to contact patrons in the event of a program
cancellation. Program cancellations and building closures will be posted on the City
of St. John’s web site, www.stjohns.ca under “Public Advisory”. Notification will also
be sent to local radio stations. Listen to 99.1 HITS FM, 97.5 K-ROCK or 590 VOCM
for your morning recreation report.
BRING
BACK
P L AY
COVER STORY
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Keep having fun and keep active for life
Canadians are living longer on average.
But research shows there’s a 10-year gap
between how long we live, and how long
we live in health. This gap is largely due to
heart disease, stroke
and other chronic
conditions.
We know that nine
in 10 Canadians
have at least one
risk factor for heart
disease and stroke,
but did you know
that nearly four in 10
have three or more risk factors?
To reduce that 10-year gap, the Heart and
Stroke Foundation recommends being
physically active, eating well, being smokefree, reducing stress and avoiding excessive
drinking.
Get moving to make health last
Physical activity can be a lifesaver –
literally. Inactivity can shave over two years
off a person’s expected lifespan and results
in nearly four quality years of life lost. Yet
85 per cent of Canadian adults don’t get
the recommended 150 minutes of physical
activity each week.
Want to find out about your personal risk?
Take the free Heart&Stroke Risk Assessment,
get personalized tips and set goals for a
healthier you at www.makehealthlast.ca.
For exercise guidelines and tips on how
Active Living
Exercise tips
To start on the path to shrinking the 10-year
gap, take these tips to heart:
• FIND YOUR SWEET SPOT: Not a gym rat?
Not a problem: any activity can have a positive
impact, including gardening, dancing and more.
• MIX IT UP: Mix and match your activities,
varying your level of intensity. Do an hour of yard
work one day, bike with the kids the next and
head to a yoga class the day after that.
• HANG 10: Short on time? Exercise in bouts of
10 minutes. For example, a quick stroll burns 47
calories.
• CREATE YOUR CUBICLE GYM: Find a space
at work for yoga poses, chair squats, running in
place and stretches.
• GET INTO CHILD’S PLAY: Have fun and
rediscover your youth.Throw a Frisbee, go for a
swim or paddle a canoe.
• WALK THE SIDELINES: Don’t just watch your
kids on the field. Get up and walk around.
• STEP IT UP: Get off the bus or subway a stop
early, or park a few blocks from the office, and
walk the rest.
• DO THE HOME STRETCH: Do some stretches
when you get home after your day of work.
incorporate exercise into your busy daily
life and bring back play and fun to leading
an active life visit www.participaction.com.
Neighbourhood Watch
Neighbourhood 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
that cares.
You can call (709) 726-0180 or E-mail [email protected] to start or join an active Neighbourhood
Watch in St. John’s. Neighbourhood Watch, in cooperation with the Royal Newfoundland
Constabulary, will come to your neighbourhood and host an information session to make sure
you and your neighbours have all the details and information to get started.
Let’s Connect and Protect
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INCLUSIVE SERVICES
Inclusion Services helps level the playing field
The City of St. John’s Department of
Recreation has an inclusive mandate
that encourages and welcomes persons
with a disability and/or individuals who
require support to participate in our
recreation programs. Please contact us
at (709) 576-4450 or (709) 576-2574 to
discuss the programs and services that
will best meet your needs.
INCLUSION SUPPORT
Participants requiring support to
participate in Department of Recreation
Programs must submit an application
by the deadlines listed below. Please
note, program space is limited and
support services are provided based on
available resources.
Application Deadline:
Summer
Fall
Winter/Spring
April 17th
July 17th
Nov. 17th
Applications are considered one season
in advance in order to ensure that the
request can be processed prior to the
program start date. A reference must
be provided on each application. An
application will not be held over from
one season to the next if the applicant
is not initially placed. Incomplete
applications will be returned to
applicant. First time applicants must
provide proof of residency.
PROGRAM SUBSIDY
Program subsidies are available
for adults facing financial barriers
to participate in City of St. John’s
Department of Recreation activities.
Current program offerings are listed
in this Active Living Guide and at
www.stjohns.ca.
from a professional as well as a
current photo of the applicant. Certain
restrictions may apply. Please allow 2-4
weeks for processing.
Attendant Passes are recognized at the
following locations:
• City of St. John’s Facilities and Events
• Mile One Centre
• Arts and Culture Centre
• Metrobus
• The Works/Aquarena
• Other venues may accept Attendant
Passes as well.
If your organization would like to
become an Attendant Pass Supporter,
or if your Attendant Pass has expired,
please call (709) 576-4450.
NEW
ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT
LOAN PROGRAM
Adaptive equipment
may be available on loan
for individuals and/or
community partners to assist persons
with disabilities to participant in
recreation and leisure.
• Hippocampe - All terrain wheelchair
designed for use in outdoor setting
such as, trails, parks, splash facility.
• Sit Ski - Assists persons with lower
mobility limitations to cross country
ski.
• Snow coach - Accessible snow rider
great for cross country ski trails, for
use with an attendant.
• Literature pertaining to inclusion
and sensitivity
• Adaptive recreation equipment
(balls, toys, etc.)
devices available for use by participants
in our programs. We offer:
• Program brochures or flyers are
available in alternate format such as
Braille, large print, or audio cassette.
All requests will be prepared in a
timely manner.
• Pool lifts at the H.G.R. Mews
Community
Centre
and
the
Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre
• Assistive hearing system is available
• TTY/TDD service is available by
calling 311.
• Specialized recreation equipment
such as fidget kits.
• Accessible
playground
swings
(Bowring Park, Bannerman Park,
Froude Ave, St. Mary’s Playground on
Waterford Bridge Road by St. Mary’s
School, East Meadows, McNiven
Place).
Did you know!
An accessible playground is located
in Bowring Park next to the pool and
splash pad.
CONTACT US
To learn more about Inclusive
recreation and breaking down barriers
to participation contact the Inclusive
Services team. For Inclusive Community
Agencies and Organizations please
see the Who’s Who in Your Community
section on pages 38 and 39.
Lead Staff of Inclusive Services
(709) 576-4450
Inclusive Services Coordinator (709) 576-2574
or by E-mail: [email protected]
All requests for financial assistance to
participate in programs for children
and youth are referred to the R.E.A.L.
Program. For more information on the
R.E.A.L. Program see pages 6-7.
The following application forms are
available:
• Adult Program Subsidy Application
• Attendant Pass Application
• Canadian Tire Jumpstart Adaptive
Equipment Loan Program
• Inclusion Services Support
Application
ATTENDANT PASS
Attendant Passes are applied for in
the name of a person with a disability.
The pass enables an attendant to
accompany the pass holder to events
and/or activities free of charge.
Applications must include verification
Application forms are available:
• On our website www.stjohns.ca
• At H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
• At Wedgewood Park Recreation
Centre
• By phone at (709) 576-4450
• E-mail at [email protected]
Hippocampe - All terrain wheelchair
WE ADAPT
The Department of Recreation has
adaptive equipment and assistive
INCLUSIVE SERVICES
City inclusion equipment keeps people active
The Department of Recreation
places a lot of emphasis on
making its programs and
facilities inclusive for users.
Annually equipment needs are
assessed and allocated in order
to make recreation programming available to all.
is easy to store and transport,
rugged and waterproof with
a number of safety features to
enable those with limited mobility to enjoy new areas and
programs that weren’t possible
previously. For instance, now a
®
HIGH FIVE ’s quality standard ensures your child’s
experience with sport and recreation will be safe, unique and
age appropriate. It also ensures your child will have a positive
experience – and leave the program smiling.
The City of St. John’s Department of Recreation has
®
integrated the HIGH FIVE Principles throughout our
policies and procedures, hiring, training and evaluation
processes. We take great comfort and pride in knowing that
our approach to service delivery is based on sound research
and proven industry standards.
(Above) Program participants take a
walk using the Hippocampe all
terrain wheelchair,
(Below) Lifeguards test the Hydraulic chair lift at the H.G.R. Mews
Community Centre Swimming Pool.
®
We train our staff in HIGH FIVE ’s Principles of Healthy Child
Development.
Your child will have the opportunity to experience:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
Participation: fair opportunities for everyone.
Play: just having fun!
Mastery: learning new skills and being successful.
Friends: opportunities to make and build friendships.
A Caring Adult: an instructor or coach who shows
warmth and genuine interest in all the children.
ACTIVE YOUTH
This program aims to teach youth aged 15 to 21 years who
have mild to moderate developmental disabilities the basic
skills needed for active living. Youth participate in recreation
and leisure activities in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with
caring leaders.
Location: Date: Day: Time: Cost: Ages: Ski, Snow Coach and other
equipment available to citizens
and groups that have been
referred to use these items for
a specific purpose or outing.
To learn out more about this
program please see page 4. AL
The HIGH FIVE® Difference
In the past year, the City has
replaced a manual chair lift
at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre swimming pool
with a new powered hydraulic
bariatric chair lift to aid participants with limited mobility
to enter and exit the pool. This
new chair is portable and has
advanced safety and therapeutic exercise features that are a
benefit to disabled pool users.
Also, this year with the help
of the Canadian Jumpstart
Program, the Department of
Recreation has purchased a
Hippocampe all terrain wheelchair. This piece of equipment
furthers the goal of
inclusion in recreation
programs. Now children
wishing to participate in
the outdoor programs
in City Parks can do
so. The Hippocampe
allows users to navigate
uneven, rocky trails not
possible for conventional manual or powered
chairs.
This chair is lightweight,
child can enjoy the experience
of the Bowring Park Splash
Pad while in the Hippocampe.
To bring accessibility one step
closer, the City’s new Adaptive Equipment Loan Program
makes the Hippocampe, a Sit
H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
May 21 to Aug. 6, 2013 (10 Weeks)
Tuesday
7:15 to 8:15 p.m. (May 21 to June 11)
7 to 8:30 p.m. (June 18 to Aug. 6)
$64
15 to 21 years (Participants must be 14 years and no older than 20 years of age by
Dec. 31, 2013).
Please Note: To register for this program, please call
the Inclusive Services Lead staff at (709) 576-4450.
www.HIGHFIVE.org
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R.E.A.L / CANADIAN TIRE JUMPSTART PROGRAM
Making dreams of play come true for many children
R.E.A.L. stands for
Recreation Experiences
and Leisure.
The R.E.A.L. Program and
Canadian Tire Jumpstart are
partnering to provide recreation program opportunities for children and youth
up to the age of 18, who due
to financial circumstances
are unable to participate
fully in registered activities.
SEASONAL APPLICATIONS
Applications must be
submitted in accordance
with the deadline dates.
Given the high volume of
applications each season,
the R.E.A.L. Program cannot
guarantee placements until
the placement process is
complete. Late applications
may not be approved.
Season Application Deadline
Summer
April 17
Fall July 17
Winter/Spring
Nov. 17
Applications are considered
one season in advance in
order to ensure that the request can be processed prior
to the program start date. A
reference must be provided
on each application. An
application will not be held
over from one season to
the next if the child is not
initially placed. Incomplete
applications will be returned
to applicant. First time applicants must provide proof
of residency.
R.E.A.L. PROGRAM
INFORMATION
1. Applications will only be processed
in accordance to the deadline dates.
2. Children/youth can access one
activity each season.
3. This is a service for children/youth
who are not currently participating
in other paid or funded recreation
programs.
4. The parent/guardian is responsible
for ensuring that the child attends the
program.
5. If transportation or equipment is an
issue, contact must be made with the
R.E.A.L. Program as soon as possible.
6. If the child/youth can no longer
participate, the parent/guardian must
contact the R.E.A.L. Program.
7. This service is offered to City of
St. John’s residents only. Proof of
residency must be provided in order to
be considered. qualify for the R.EA.L.
Program. All individuals applying
for the R.E.A.L Program must provide
photo identification stating their
permanent full mailing address. A
utility bill stating name and full mailing
address will also be accepted and must
accompany on piece of identification.
8. The Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program
is offered to residents outside of the
City of St. John’s. For more information
please contact (709) 576-7160.
FUNDING PARTNERS
(as of Jan. 14, 2013)
Bell Aliant Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program
CNA – Community Recreation &
Leadership Class Cre8iv Design Studio Inc.
Exxon Mobil
Goodlife Kids Foundation
Imprint Specialty Promotions
Kiwanis Club of St. John’s
Lester’s Farm Market
Lionpacer’s Group of Rotary
Metrobus Transit
Memorial University Engineering
Society
MAX. Arts. Athletics. Wellness.
Newfound Cabs
NHLPA Goals and Dreams Fund
Paul Whittle Memorial Fund
Production Services Network
Clowe, Purcell & Friends Golf Classic
That Pro Look
Thomas Amusements
The Dance Spectrum Inc.
Thrive
Wellness Coalition - Avalon East
Wonder + Cares Healthy Active Kids
United Way of NL and Lab.
Universal Corporate Wear
VOCM Cares
RECREATION
ORGANIZATIONS
(as of Jan. 14, 2013)
8 Limb Muay Thai & Kickboxing
Alex Foley Academy of Martial Arts
Anna Templeton Centre Ashley Feltham School of Dance
IT’S R.E.A.L. EASY TO
Association of New Canadians
APPLY
Autism Society of NL and Lab.
Fully complete application on page 7. Avalon Minor Hockey Association
Barbara Ashley School of Dance
Applications are available for pick up or Bollywood Jig
drop off at the following locations:
Boys and Girls Clubs of St. John’s
• H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
Boxfit
• Crosbie Building
Cabot ITF Taekwon-Do
• Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre Campia Gymnastics
• Kilbride Lions Community Centre
CLB Armoury
• Shea Heights Community Centre
Connie Parsons School of Dance
Cowan Heights Youth Basketball
• City Hall
League
• City website www.stjohns.ca
Cygnus Gymnastics
Or Mailed to:
Discover Music School
R.E.A.L. Program/
Downey’s Taekwon- Do
Canadian Tire Jumpstart
Easter Seals NL and Lab.
Edge Diving Club
P.O. Box 908
Elton’s Fighting Systems
St. John’s, NL
A1C 5M2
Fax to: (709) 576-2308 or
E-mail to: [email protected]
Elite Taekwondo Academy
Froude Avenue Community Centre
Fusion Dance Studio
Girl Guides of Canada
Goulds Minor Hockey Association
Goulds Recreation
Greenbelt Tennis Club
Hanlon’s Tae Kwon Do Academy
Hi-Performance Taekwon-Do Studio
iDance
Jill Dreaddy DanceCo.
Kid’s Tree Learning and Music Centre
Long & McQuade
Macmorran Community Centre
MAX Arts. Athletics. Wellness
Memorial University Fencing Club
Memorial University Judo Club
Memorial University Sea-Hawks
Basketball Camps and Leagues
Metropolitan United FC
Michael Foley’s Academy of Martial
Arts
Mount Pearl Minor Baseball
Association
Mount Pearl School of Dance
Mount Pearl Soccer Association
Mundy Pond Karate Club
Musica dell ‘isola
New World Fitness
NFLD. Blizzard Hockey Program
Prince of Wales Skating Club
Raise Your Voice
Rock City
Scouts Canada
Shallaway NL Youth in Chorus
Shotokan Karate
Soccer Tots
Sonny’s Drum Studio
Sorensen School of Dance
Soulful Sounds Music Studio
St. John’s Legends Swim Club
St. John’s Minor Baseball Association
St. John’s Minor Hockey Association
St. Pat’s Bowling Lanes
St. John’s Sea Stars
Steve Nash Youth Basketball - NLBA
Suzuki Talent Education Program
The Dance Academy
The Dance Centre
The Little Gym
The Works/ Aquarena
Tsuruoka Karate
Virginia Park Community Centre
Wallnuts Climbing Centre
Waterford Valley Sports Association
Wiseman’s Kenpo
YBC Bowling- Plaza Bowl
YBC Bowling – Holiday Lanes
YMCA
Show your Support For more information on how to become a
R.E.A.L. Program supporter, please call (709) 576-2574 or E-mail: [email protected]
R.E.A.L. / CANADIAN TIRE JUMPSTART PROGRAM
HOW TO BECOME A
R.E.A.L. SUPPORTER
The R.E.A.L. Program is fully
dependent upon community support.
There are a number of ways to
demonstrate support of this great
program.
R.E.A.L. Program Application

For more information: 576-4556 / 8684 or email [email protected]
Application Deadlines:
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For Office Use Only
Date Received
Summer, April 17 Fall, July 17 Winter/Spring,Nov.17
APPLICANT INFORMATION (Please Print)
First Name of Child
Resident
Last Name of Child
Non-Resident
Proof of Residency
Provided
NO
YES
1. Recreation organizations can
Gender
Age
Birth Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Season (one program per child, per season) Please Circle
donate spaces in their programs to
M
F
Winter/Spring
Summer
Fall
the R.E.A.L. Program. For example,
Address (Must be a resident of St. John’s, NL to qualify)
Apt#
Postal Code
providing a space in a gymnastics class
or providing a spot in a music lesson.
Contact Name of Parent or Guardian
Relationship to Child
2. The business community and
individuals can support the R.E.A.L.
Program through financial and in-kind
donations. Income tax receipts can
be issued upon request for financial
donations.
3. Donation of new or used recreation
equipment and/or organization of
equipment drives.
100% of your donation will be spent
on program spaces, equipment and/
or transportation costs for children
and youth. The sooner you support
this program, the sooner children and
youth can get active!
The R.E.A.L. Program would like to
thank funding partners and recreation
organizations for their outstanding
support and commitment to the
children and youth of St. John’s.
Home Phone
Work Phone
Other
Email Address
School Attending:
Has this child been placed in a program through the
NO
R.E.A.L. Program in the past? YES
Will this child be registered in another paid/sponsored activity?
NO
If Yes, please describe activity
YES
Do you own a vehicle/car?
NO
YES
Emergency Contact:
Equipment Required:
YES
NO
MCP #:
(Optional)
Relationship:
Telephone:
Are there other siblings participating in or applying to the R.E.A.L. Program?
YES
NO
Name:
Activity:
Please list any additional information (allergies, asthma, disabilities or behavioural issues), which may impact the ability of the
participant in any program. :
PROGRAM PREFERENCE:
Please list in order of preference the type of program the participant is interested in: (If you know dates/times/locations
please specify as well)
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REFERENCE: Please provide the name of a reference that is familiar with your financial situation and who can verify that you
require assistance from the R.E.A.L. Program (i.e. Social Worker, Clergy, Group Leader, Teacher)
•
Platinum Supporters
A reference cannot be a family member, friend, neighbour, relative or R.E.A.L. Program Partner
Name of Reference
Agency
What connection does this reference have with this child/family?
Home Phone
Work Phone
Other
Email Address
AUTHORIZATION
I authorize the above reference to release personal information, to the R.E.A.L./Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program staff as
required for the program placement. I further authorize the R.E.A.L. Program/Canadian Tire Jumpstart to collect this
information for administrative purposes. Information will be kept confidential. My signature also verifies that financial
assistance is required from the R.E.A.L/Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program in order for my child to participate.
I assume full responsibility for the supervision of my child while in a program.
Signature:
Date:
Updated: Feb. 2012
Gold Supporters
Memorial University
Engineering Society
Silver Supporters
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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Things to do around the corner
Community Programs provide children/youth the
opportunity to be active, master new skills and
build new friendships in a safe environment with
qualified and caring leaders. Lunch time supervision
is not offered for this program. Please obtain a
detailed participant information package when you
register.
KILBRIDE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM
This fun and interactive program
will focus on team dynamics,
self-esteem building, motivation
and leading a group. Each
week there will be a full day
outing which may include:
canoeing, kayaking, hiking and
an overnight outdoor camping
experience. All outings are
weather dependant and are
subject to change.
Location: Kilbride Lions
Community Centre
(34 Fahey Street)
Date: July 2 to Aug. 20
Day: Tuesdays - Plus one full day
outdoor outing per week
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Age: 12 to 14 years. Participants
must be 12 and no older than 14
years of age by Dec. 31, 2013
For more information please call (709) 368-0250 or
E-mai [email protected]
CHILDREN’S SUMMER PROGRAMS
These programs are designed to meet the needs of primary and elementary aged children. Activities include: sports,
cooperative games, arts and crafts, outings and special events.
Area
Location
Shea
Heights
Shea Heights Community Centre
and St. John Bosco Gymnasium
Kilbride
Kilbride Lions Community Centre
(34 Fahey Street)
Parkside
Parkside Community Centre
(126 Barachois Street)
Age Groups
6 to 8 Years
Participants must be 6 and no older than 8
years of age by Dec. 31, 2013.
9 to 11 Years
Participants must be 9 and no older than 12
years of age by Dec. 31, 2013.
6 to 11 Years
Participants must be 6 and no older than 12
years of age by Dec. 31, 2013.
Program runs Monday to Friday
from July 2 to Aug. 23
Week 1: July 2 to 5
Week 2: July 8 to 12
Week 3: July 15 to 19
Week 4: July 22 to 26
Week 5: July 29 to Aug. 2
Week 6: Aug. 5 to 9*
Week 7: Aug. 12 to 16
Week 8: Aug. 19 to 23
*
Day/Date
*Program not offered: July 1, Canada Day
and Regatta Day
Time
Notes
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lunch time supervision is not offered
for this program.
Contact Information
(709) 576-1023
(709) 570-2123
[email protected]
(709) 368-0250
(709) 368-8542
[email protected]
(709) 576-8411
[email protected]
COMMUNITY PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Resident Registration
Location: Kilbride Lions Community Centre
Date:
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Time:
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Shea Heights Community Centre
Date:
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Time:
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Parkside Community Centre
Date:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Time:
6 to 8 p.m.
Non-Resident Registration
Location: H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
and Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre
Date:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Time:
7 a.m. onward
Location: H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
and Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre
Date:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time:
7 a.m. onward
Location: H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
and Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 7 a.m. onward
Resident and Non-Resident Registration will be on-going after these dates.
Please Note:
• All registration will take place ONLY at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
• All children seven years of age or under
and Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre after the first date of registration.
must be signed in, picked up and
•
Program space is limited, participants will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis.
signed out by a parent/guardian or
•
Please obtain a detailed participant package when you register.
alternate adult (16 years of age or older).
• Registration for partial weeks or days is not available.
• Children eight years of age and older must
be picked up or have written permission
IMPORTANT: When registering in person for Summer 2013 Recreation Programs, proof of City
residency must be provided as follows: photo identification stating their permanent address.
to walk home from program site.
A utility bill stating name and full mailing address will also be accepted and must accompany one
piece of identification.
Parents must have their child/children’s birth date, emergency contacts and alternate pick up
information when registering.
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YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM
2013 ST. JOHN’S YOUTH SOCCER SUMMER
HOUSE LEAGUE PROGRAM
Registration begins April 8, 2012 and ends May 31, 2013.
There are three ways to Register:
Registration Fees (Jersey included)
1 child
$130
• Online at www.sjys.ca
2 children
$260
• By phone at (709) 576-5627
3 children
$364
$468
• Visit the H.G.R. Mews Community 4 children
Centre (40 Mundy Pond Road)
Women’s League $60
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Skills “n” Drills
FREE
• Soccer season operates from June 24 to Aug. 22 for ages 4 to 17 years.
• Friday ‘Skills n Drills’ program dates - July 5, 12, 19 and 26.
• U7 and U8 Soccer Jamboree date - July 22. Rainy day date July 23.
• Ladies “Just For Kicks” program dates - June 30 to Aug. 18.
*Families registering more
than two children receive
a Family Discount of 20%
for the third and subsequent
children. This discount has
already been applied to the
above listed fees.
Which division do I sign up for?
Child was born in
2007, 2008, 2009
2006
2005
2004
2003
2001 or 2002
1999 or 2000
1996, 1997 or 1998
Division
Micro
U7
U8
U9
U10
U12
U14
U17
Making a True Difference
The Timbits Minor Sports Program is a
community oriented sponsorship
program for children four to eight
years old who participate in local
house league sports teams.
The program’s philosophy is not
based on winning or losing but on learning a new sport,
making new friends, and just
taking time out to be a kid.
Tim Hortons currently sponsors over
200,000 children who play on hockey,
soccer, lacrosse, t-ball, baseball and
ringette teams across Canada and in the
United States. We are proud to be a part of
sports programs and being a kid in St. John’s.
YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM
2013 SJYS Summer Soccer Schedule
Age Group
Day
Time
Fields
Micro Co-ed U4, U5 and U6
Mondays and Wednesdays
or Tuesday and Thursdays
12:15 p.m. or 1:15 p.m.
Ayre Athletic Field
Boys: U8, U10, U14
Mondays and Wednesdays
5:30 p.m. or 6:45 p.m.
Various City soccer pitches
Girls: U7, U9, U12, U17
Mondays and Wednesdays
5:30 p.m. or 6:45 p.m.
Various City soccer pitches
Boys: U7, U9, U12, U17
Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:30 p.m. or 6:45 p.m.
Various City soccer pitches
Girls: U8, U10, U14
Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:30 p.m. or 6:45 p.m.
Various City soccer pitches
Boys: U7, U8, U9, U10
Friday "Skills n Drills"
9 to 11 a.m.
Ayre Athletic Field
Girls: U7, U8, U9, U10
Friday "Skills n Drills"
9 to 11 a.m.
Ayre Athletic Field
Boys: U12, U14, U17
Friday "Skills n Drills"
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Ayre Athletic Field
Girls: U12, U14, U17
Friday "Skills n Drills"
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Ayre Athletic Field
Women's "Just for Kicks"
Sunday
6 p.m.
TBA
WE NEED COACHES AND REFEREES
Interested in being a coach or referee?
Please visit www.sjys.ca for further
information or call (709) 576-5627.
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WALKING
TRAIL WALKERS
Come walk with us as we meet at various trails in the City. A group leader (will have red or blue back pack) will
meet you but you are free to walk on your own at your own pace. It’s a great way to see more of the City’s parks
and trails. Come along and bring a friend, it’s free to attend. Walk will go ahead rain or shine (unless severe
weather) so please dress appropriately. Please call (709) 576-8499 or email: [email protected] for more
information or for any updates.
Dates: Wednesdays, from July 3 to Aug. 28, 2013 (No Program on Regatta Day)
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Date
July 3
July 10
July 17
July 24
July 31
Aug. 7
Aug. 14
Aug. 21
Aug. 28
Dates: Time: Location
Virginia River trail (3.8km)
Harbourside Walk South Trail (4.0 km)
Kent’s Pond to Confederation Building (2.2km)
Long Pond ( 2.8 km)
Rotary Sunshine Park (2.0)
No Program
Bowring Park- South Brook Trail (3.0 km)
Mundy Pond (2.0 km)
Quidi Vidi Lake (3.8 km)
Meeting Place
Gravel Parking lot across the road from Legion on the Boulevard. (Quidi Vidi Lake)
Meet on parking lot of the Railway Coastal Museum (Water Street West)
Meet at the Holiday Inn parking lot.
Meet At Fluvarium
For more information on walking
Meet at the parking lot on Bennett’s Road
trails visit the Grand Concourse
No Program
website at
Meet at west gate entrance off gravel parking lot
www.grandconcourse.ca
Meet at the H.G.R. Mews Centre parking lot
Learn more about walking in
and the Trans Canada Trail at
Meet at Boathouse parking lot
Thursdays, from July 4 to Aug. 29, 2013 (No Program on Regatta Day)
10 to 11 a.m.
Date
July 4
July 11
July 18
July 25
Aug. 1
Aug. 8
Aug. 15
Aug. 22
Aug. 29
Location
Virginia River trail (3.8km)
Harbourside Walk South Trail (4.0 km)
Kent’s Pond to Confederation Building (2.2km)
Long Pond ( 2.8 km)
Rotary Sunshine Park (2.0)
Downtown St. John’s (3.0 km)
Bowring Park- South Brook Trail (3.0 km)
Mundy Pond (2.0 km)
Quidi Vidi Lake (3.8 km)
www.tctrail.ca
Meeting Place
Gravel Parking lot across the road from Legion on the Boulevard. (Quidi Vidi Lake)
Meet on parking lot of the Railway Coastal Museum (Water Street West)
Meet at the Holiday Inn parking lot.
Meet At Fluvarium
Meet at the parking lot on Bennett’s Road
Meet at the Sheraton parking lot
Meet at west gate entrance off gravel parking lot
Meet at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre parking lot
Meet at Boathouse parking lot
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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
CHILDREN’S PROGRAM STAFFING
Our Children’s Program Staff is comprised of a dynamic team
of skilled professionals and enthusiastic young adults who
go the extra mile to provide safe, quality programming for
your child. Our staff understand the importance of balancing your child’s need to have loads of fun with their need for
a positive role model that they can look up to. We carefully
choose our Children’s Program Team to ensure that they
possess a variety of talents, skills and experience in the areas
of: the arts, physical literacy, sports, outdoor adventure and
ACTIVITY CENTRE PROGRAM
The Activity Centre Program provides an opportunity
for children to participate in a wide variety of exciting
activities in a caring and safe environment. Activities
include; offsite trips, arts and crafts, sports, cooperative
games, activities and play zones. Lunch time supervision
is not offered for this program. Please obtain a detailed
participant information package when you register.
Days: Monday to Friday
Weeks: (8 Weeks)
Week 1: July 2 to 5*
Week 2: July 8 to 12
Week 3: July 15 to 19
Week 4: July 22 to 26
Week 5: July 29 to Aug. 2
Week 6: Aug. 5 to 9*
Week 7: Aug. 12 to 16
Week 8: Aug. 19 to 23
*Program not offered July 1, Canada Day Holiday, Regatta
Day.
leadership building. Each staff member is carefully selected
for their leadership skills and genuine interest in working
with children of all backgrounds and abilities. All staff are
screened and require Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Certificates of Conduct, Vulnerable Sector Checks, Standard
First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.), and
HIGH FIVE® Certification in the Principles of Healthy Child
Development. Staff also receive comprehensive training in
safety, program planning, guiding behaviour and inclusion.
We genuinely care about and are committed to ensure that
your child has fun and stays active.
Locations:
1. Cowan Heights Elementary School / (Cowan Park)
2. St. Mary’s Elementary School, Waterford Bridge Road
3. Macdonald Drive Elementary / (Spruce Meadows Park)
4. Rennie’s River Elementary / (Larch Park)
5. Teakwood Park, Southlands / (Morris Academy)
An announcement whether program will meet at the inside
or outside location, will be made each morning on the radio
prior to start of program or by calling the Summer Recreation
line at (709) 576-7145
Time: Half Days: Morning (9 a.m. to noon) and or Afternoon
(1 to 4:30 p.m.) Full Days: Includes morning and afternoon
with an early drop off at 8:30 a.m. . Lunch time supervision is
not offered for this program.
Cost: Half Day Rate: $25 per week, ($20 for weeks 1 and 6)
Full Day rate: $50 per week, ($40 for weeks 1 and 6) Families
registering more than 2 children for a given week will receive
a 20% discount for the third and all subsequent children.
Ages: 6 to 11 years (participants must be 6 years of age and
no older than 12 years of age by Dec. 31, 2013).
For more information please go to RECconnect at www.stjohns.ca or E-Mail [email protected] or call
(709) 576-8631 or (709) 576-8499.
If your child requires support or assistance to participate in the program, please call (709) 576-4450 or
E-mail [email protected]
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
DAY CAMP PROGRAMS
School is out and Day Camp is in. The Day Camp Program
provides an opportunity for children to participate in a wide
variety of exciting activities such as outdoor pursuits, cooperative
games, sports, swimming and off site trips in a caring and safe
environment. (Please obtain a detailed participant information
package when you register.)
COST FOR DAY CAMPS:
• $110 per week per child ($90 for weeks 2 & 7)
• Families registering more than 2 children for a given week will
receive a 20% discount for the third and all subsequent children.
• A non-refundable $25 deposit is required upon registration for
each week the child(ren) are registered.
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CAMP DISCOVERY
Appeal to your child’s sense
of discovery. Camp Discovery
is designed for primary aged
children. Campers will be
exposed to many fun cooperative
experiences including, outdoor
pursuits, swimming, games and
activities, offsite trips, music
and art.
Locations:
Wedgewood Park Recreation
Centre or Airport Heights
Community Centre
Day: Monday to Friday
Dates :
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
June 24 to 28
July 2 to 6*
July 8 to 12
July 15 to 19
July 22 to 26
July 29 to Aug. 2
Aug. 5 to 9*
Aug. 12 to 16
Aug. 19 to 23
Aug. 26 to 30
Schedule: Early drop-off at 8 a.m and
Ages: 6 to 8 years.
Participants must be 6 years and late pick-up at 5 p.m. is available at the
• Program space is limited and participants will be accommodated no older than 8 years of age by
Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre and
on a first come, first served basis.
Airport Heights Community Centre.
Dec. 31, 2013.
• Please obtain a detailed information package when you register.
• Registration for partial weeks or days is not available.
CAMP EXPLORE OUTDOORS
• Group bookings cannot be accommodated.
Exploring nature and enjoying the outdoors should be a part of every
*PROGRAM NOT OFFERED:
childhood. Camp Explore Outdoors is designed for elementary school
• July 1 - Canada Day, Regatta Day
aged children. The program offers children a wide variety of opportunities
to enjoy the great outdoors while being active, making new friends
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
and developing new skills and abilities. Campers will have a variety of
For more information please go to RECconnect at www.stjohns.
activities to choose from including swimming, music, art, drama and
ca or E-Mail [email protected] or call (709) 576-8631 or (709)
cooperative games. Rotary Park offers unique opportunities including
576-8499.
canoeing, hut construction, orienteering and archery. Every second week
If your child requires support or assistance to participate in the
the Camp will rotate between Bowring Park and Rotary “Sunshine” Park.
program, please call (709) 576-4450 or E-mail
See schedule below:
[email protected]
Day: Monday to Friday
REGISTRATION:
CAMP EXPLORE SPORTS
Calling all Sports Fans…
Camp Explore Sports is designed
to provide elementary school aged
children a variety of opportunities
to develop physical literacy and
the fundamental movement skills
necessary to enjoy and succeed
in physical activity and sport.
Participants will expand their
fundamental movement skills and
stay active while participating in
a wide variety of sports in a noncompetitive, fair play environment.
The program offers daily swimming,
off site trips and interactive play
zones.
Day: Monday to Friday
Location:
Mundy Pond Visitor Centre, Blackler Ave.
Dates :
Week 1 June 24 to 28
Week 2 July 2 to 5*
Week 3 July 8 to 12
Week 4 July 15 to 19
Week 5 July 22 to 26
Week 6 July 29 to Aug. 2
Week 7 Aug. 5 to 9*
Week 8 Aug. 12 to 16
Week 9 Aug. 19 to 23
Week 10 Aug. 26 to 30
Ages: 9 to 11 years. Participants must be
9 years and no older than 11 years of age
by Dec. 31, 2013.
Mundy Pond Bus Schedule
Location a.m. Bus Pick-Up
p.m. Bus Drop-Off
Mary Queen of Peace School
8:25 a.m.
4:45 p.m.
Early drop-off at 8 a.m. and late pick-up at 5 p.m. is available at the Mundy
Pond Visitor Service Centre.
Dates/Locations:
Week 1
June 24 to 28
Bowring Park
Week 2
July 2 to 5*
Rotary “Sunshine” Park
Week 3
July 8 to 12
Bowring Park
Week 4
July 15 to 19
Rotary “Sunshine” Park
Week 5
July 22 to 26
Bowring Park
Week 6
July 29 to Aug. 2
Rotary “Sunshine” Park
Week 7
Aug. 5 to 9*
Bowring Park
Week 8
Aug. 12 to 16
Rotary “Sunshine” Park
Week 9
Aug. 19 to 23
Bowring Park
Week 10
Aug. 26 to 30
Rotary “Sunshine” Park
Ages: 9 to 11 years. Participants must be 9 years and no older than 11
years of age by Dec. 31, 2013.
Bowring Park / Corpus Christi Parish Hall Bus Schedule
Location
a.m. Bus Pick-Up p.m. Bus Drop-Off
MacDonald Drive Elementary School 8:30 a.m. 4:40 p.m.
H.G.R. Mews Community Centre 8:55 a.m. Rotary “Sunshine” Park Bus Schedule
Location a.m Bus Pick-Up
MacDonald Drive Elementary School 8:30 a.m. H.G.R Mews Community Centre 8:15 a.m.
4:15 p.m.
p.m. Bus Drop-Off
4:30 p.m.
4:45 p.m.
Early drop-off at 8 a.m. and late pick-up at 5 p.m. is available at the H.G.R.
Mews Community Centre. Children who do not use the bus may be dropped off
on site no earlier than 9:10 a.m. and must be picked up by 4 p.m.
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YOUTH PROGRAMS
The City of St. John’s is committed to offering interesting,
challenging and inspiring programs to this generation.
Engaging youth to participate in quality recreational
programs will mould the youth of today into the leaders
of tomorrow. For more information on youth programs
call (709) 576-8630 or E-mail [email protected]
X-CELLENT LEADER
X-CELLENT Leader
is a fun and
interactive program
with a focus on
team dynamics,
inclusion, selfesteem, motivation
and leadership
building.
Location: H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
Date/Time: (choose from)
Course 1: Tues. to Fri. July 2 to 5 / 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Course 2: Mon. to Fri. Aug. 19 to 23 / 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Course 1: $18 Course 2: $22.50
Age: 12 to 14 years, Participants must be 12 and no
older than 14 years of age by Dec. 31, 2013
Youth Leadership Course Descriptions
(Not all are currently offered)
X-Cellent Leader (Ages 12 to 14)
X-Cellent Leader is a fun and interactive course with a
focus on team dynamics, inclusion, self esteem,
motivation and leadership building.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP
Youth Leadership is
designed to build leadership
and interpersonal
skills in the areas of:
teamwork/team dynamics,
communication and
program planning with
practical experience at a
City of St. John’s summer
children’s recreation
program. Specialized
leadership courses in the
areas of: Inclusion, Sport
and Children’s Leader will be
introduced.
Location:H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
Date:
Course 1: July 8 to 12
(choose from) Course 2: Aug. 12 to 16
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:45 to 4:30
p.m. (12 to 12:45 p.m. unsupervised lunch)
Day: Monday to Friday
Cost: $50 per course
Age: 14 to 18 years, Participants must be 14
and no older than 18 years of age by Dec. 31,
2013
YOUTH INCLUSION LEADER
Youth Leadership (Ages 14 to 18)
Youth Leadership is designed to build leadership and
interpersonal skills in the areas of teamwork/team
dynamics, communication and program planning with
practical experience at a City of St. John’s summer
children’s recreation program. Specialized leadership
courses in the areas of: Inclusion, Sport and Children’s
Leader will be introduced.
Area Specific Youth Leader Courses build on the skills learned in the
Youth Leadership course. Completion of the Youth Leadership course is
a pre-requisite. These courses are for youth ages 15 to 18 years and are
comprised of two components: Training week and Program Placement
Youth Inclusion Leader builds on the skills learned in Youth Leadership and
requires its completion as a pre-requisite. This course is comprised of two
components:
Component 1: Training Week
Focus on teaching youth effective ways to assist people in overcoming barriers
to participation in recreation and leisure. Youth Leaders learn specific tips for
working/interacting with people who have disabilities, people from diverse
cultures and people of all ages. Explore specialized toys, equipment and
discover how simple adaptations can lead to meaningful participation.
Component 2: Program Placement
Participants will receive a 20 hour program placement within the City of St.
John’s, Department of Recreation. Program placement will occur Monday to
Friday between July 29 to Aug. 23
Please note: Participants will receive a certificate of completion when both
components (training week and program placement) have been completed.
Location: H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
Date: July 22 to 26
Cost: $75
Day: Monday to Friday
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:45 to 4:30 p.m.
(12 to 12:45 p.m. unsupervised lunch)
Age: 15 to 18 years, Participants must be 15 and no older than 18 years of
age by Dec. 31, 2013
Youth Inclusion
Leader
Focus on teaching youth
effective ways to assist
people in overcoming
barriers to participation in recreation and
leisure. Youth leaders
learn specific tips for
working/interacting
with people who have
disabilities, from diverse
cultures and of all ages .
Explore specialized toys,
equipment and discover
how simple adaptations
can lead to meaningful
participation.
Youth Sport
Leader
This course is intended for
youth looking to become
a positive leader, coach
mentor and competitor. The
object is to provide youth
with knowledge in sport
leadership and awareness
of health, wellness and
active living. Youth Sport
Leader provides youth with
the tools for fair play and
upon completion will be
certified in HIGH FIVE®
Sport.
Youth
Children’s
Leader
Youth learn how to
provide children with
opportunities for play
and mastery while
developing their skills
as a caring leader.
Upon completion of
this course
participants will be
certified in HIGH FIVE®
principles of Healthy
Child Development.
YOUTH PROGRAMS 17
YOUTH EXPEDITIONS
This program is a unique opportunity for youth aged
12 to 14 years. Come out and learn new skills through
an awesome “expedition”. Transportation to and from
program sites is provided. For more information please
call (709) 576-8630 or E-mail [email protected]
Ages: 12 to 14 years, Participants must be 12 and no
older than 14 years of age by Dec. 31, 2013
WILDERNESS SURVIVAL WEEK
Wilderness survival provides an
outdoor and hiking adventure.
Activities include: fire building,
outdoor cooking, orienteering
and hut construction.
Location: Rotary “Sunshine” Park
Dates (choose from): June 24 to 28
Aug. 26 to 30
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $110
Bus pick up times: 8:15 a.m. at H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
8:30 a.m. at MacDonald Drive Elementary School
Bus drop off times: 4:30 p.m. at MacDonald Drive Elementary School
4:45 p.m. at H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
PADDLES AWAY WEEK
Paddle your summer
away with canoeing,
kayaking and rowing.
Through interactive
games youth will
learn basic techniques
to prepare them for
a day long paddling
trip on Friday of each
week.
Location: Rotary “Sunshine” Park
Dates (choose from):
June 24 to 28 July 8 to 12
July 22 to 26
Aug. 5 to 9* Program not offered Regatta Day
Aug. 19 to 23
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $110 / $90* Aug. 5 to 9
Bus pick up times: 8:15 a.m. at H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
8:30 a.m. at MacDonald Drive Elementary School
Bus drop off times: 4:30 p.m. at MacDonald Drive Elementary School
4:45 p.m. at H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
Friday bus drop off times: 5 p.m. at the H.G.R Mews Community Centre
5:15 p.m. at MacDonald Drive Elementary School
ULTIMATE EXPEDITIONS WEEK
This week will be a combination of the best
expeditions of the summer. Come out and enjoy
canoeing, kayaking, wilderness survival, and
fun games. This is shaping up to be one of the
best weeks of the summer, so don’t miss out.
Location: Bowring Park
Date: July 29 to Aug. 2
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $90
Bus pick up times: 8:30 a.m. at MacDonald Drive Elementary School
8:55 a.m. at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre.
Bus drop off times: 4:15 p.m. at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
4:40 p.m. at MacDonald Drive Elementary School.
Please note: Parents dropping off participants at Bowring
Park may drop-off at the West Gate at 9:10 a.m. and pick-up
at 4:00 p.m. each day.
HIKING / CAMPING WEEK
This expedition is designed to build skills
in the areas of: hike/camp preparation,
emergency procedures, outdoor cooking,
etc. Enjoy a variety of hikes and end
the week with a true outdoor overnight
camping experience on Thursday.
Location: Bowring Park
Dates (choose from) : July 15 to 19
Aug. 12 to 16
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $110
Bus pick up times: 8:30 a.m. at MacDonald Drive Elementary School
8:55 a.m. at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre.
Bus drop off times: 4:15 p.m. at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
4:40 p.m. at MacDonald Drive Elementary School
Friday bus drop off times: 12:00 p.m. at the H.G.R Mews Community Centre
12:15 p.m. at MacDonald Drive Elementary School
GAMES WEEK
Come on out and get moving.
This expedition is all about
games including: Ultimate
Frisbee, swimming, soccer,
baseball, water polo, dodge ball,
Skollyball and so much more.
Location: Bowring Park
Date: July 2 to 5, Program not offered
July 1, Canada Day Holiday
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $90
Bus pick up times: 8:30 a.m. at MacDonald Drive Elementary School
8:55 a.m. at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre.
Bus drop off times: 4:15 p.m. at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
4:40 p.m. at MacDonald Drive Elementary School.
Please note: Parents dropping off participants at Bowring
Park may drop-off at the West Gate at 9:10 a.m. and pick-up at
4:00 p.m. each day.
For Drama and Art Enthusiasts!
ACTING OUT! (DRAMA/IMPROV)
Enhance your improvised acting
skills and knowledge. Learn the
lingo, group dynamics and master
scene techniques used by the best
improv groups around! End the
week with a performance for family
and friends.
Location: Bowring Park, Cabot 500
Theatre/H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
Date: Aug. 5 to 9, Program not offered:
Regatta Day
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $80
Age: 12 to16 years, Participants must be 12 and no older than 16 years of age by
Dec. 31, 2013
EXPLORING ART!
Are you looking for an opportunity to
explore your artistic talents? Explore
numerous outlets of artistic creativity
such as: painting, drawing, textiles,
sculptures and print making.
Location: Corpus Christi Parish Hall,
260 Waterford Bridge Road
Date: July 15 to 19
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $100
Ages: 12 to16 years, Participants must be 12 and no older than 16 years of age by
Dec. 31, 2013
For more information please call (709) 576-8630 or
E-mail [email protected]
18 YOUTH
PROGRAMS
Youth summer courses offer new experiences and fun
YOUTH LEARN TO…. These mini programs are designed to give youth between the ages of
12 and 16 years the opportunity to explore and try new skills in a specific leisure activity.
Ages: 12 to 16 years, Participants must be 12 and no older than 16 years of age by Dec. 31, 2013
FIXED SEAT & SLIDE
SEAT ROWING
Experience rowing in
both fixed and slide seat
shells. Certified coaches
of the Royal St. John’s Regatta will
provide instruction in fixed seat
rowing techniques. Certified coaches
in Olympic style rowing will provide
instruction in slide seat single and
eight person shells.
Location: Quidi Vidi Lake
Dates: Course1: Tuesday, June 25
Course 2: Tuesday, July 2
Course 3: Tuesday, July 9
Course 4: Thursday, July 25
Time:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost:$20 per course
Participants will meet 9 a.m. at Quidi Vidi
Lake Boat House. Course will end at 12
p.m. Participants should be picked up at
the Quidi Vidi Lake Boat House.
ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY
This course will guide you
through creative approaches to
photography including: use
of light, composition, camera modes
and settings. During a practical photo
shoot focusing on technique, train your
eye to see the extraordinary and gain a
new perspective in photography.
Location: Bowring Park
Date:
Tuesday, Aug. 13
Time:
1 to 4 p.m.
Cost:$20
Please note: Must bring own camera,
your camera’s manual and a tripod if
you have one. Participants will meet at
Bowring Park West gate at 1 p.m. and
will be picked up at 4 p.m.
YOUTH CAN COOK
CLASS
If you like to cook, or just
like to eat, this is the class
for you. Learn to make a
simple and tasty meal, munchies, and a
decadent dessert.
Location: Leary’s Brook Junior High
School, 15 Larkhall Street
Date:
Friday, Aug. 23
Time:
1 to 4 p.m.
Cost:$20
CANOEING
Learn and practice basic
canoe skills through a
variety of games and
activities.
Location: Rotary “Sunshine” Park
Date:
Course 1: Thursday, July 11
Course 2: Monday, Aug. 12
Time:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost:
$20 per course
See bus information at right
KAYAKING
Learn and practice basic
kayak skills through a
variety of games and activities.
Location: Rotary “Sunshine” Park
Dates: Course 1: Monday, July 15
Course 2: Wednesday, Aug. 28
Time:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost:
$20 per course
See bus information at right
ARCHERY
Take aim and learn about archery
basics: shooting techniques,
equipment and safety aspects. Target
shooting will fine tune your skills.
Location: Rotary “Sunshine” Park
Dates: Course 1: Tuesday, July 23
Course 2: Tuesday, Aug. 20
Time:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost:
$20 per course
See bus information at right
GEO CACHING
Geo-caching is a high tech
worldwide game of hiding
and seeking treasure. While on a short
hike locate hidden containers called
geo-caches using your maps and G.P.S.
units.
Location: Rotary “Sunshine” Park
Date:
Thursday, Aug. 1
Time:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost:$20
See bus information at right
For more information on YOUTH LEARN
TO... courses please call (709) 576-8630
or E-mail [email protected]
or check out our website at
www.stjohns.ca
Bus information
Applies to courses
held at Rotary “Sunshine“ Park
Pick up times: 8:15 a.m. at H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
8:30 a.m. at MacDonald Drive Elementary School
Drop off times: 12:15 p.m. at MacDonald Drive Elementary School
12:30 p.m. at H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
OUTDOOR SKILLS FOR YOUTH
The goal of these courses is to provide
basic instruction of many outdoor
skills such as Canoein, Kayaking and
Outdoor Pursuits
Location: Rotary “Sunshine” Park
Age: 15 to 18 years, Participants must be 15 and
no older than 18 years of age by Dec. 31, 2013
Cost: $35 per course
Bus Pick up time: 8:15 a.m. at H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
8:30 a.m. at MacDonald Drive Elementary School
Bus Drop off time:
4:30 p.m. at MacDonald Drive Elementary School
4:45 p.m. at H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
Course 1: Focus on Canoeing
Come Paddle with us! Learn the basic canoe strokes
and techniques. Date: Monday, July 29
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Course 2: Focus on Kayaking
Have a kayak adventure. Learn and practice the basic
kayak skills through a variety of activities. Date: Tuesday, July 30
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Course 3: Outdoor Pursuits
Spend the day on an Outdoor Adventure! You will
learn new skills such as Archery, Geocaching, Hut
Construction and so much more.
Date: Monday, Aug. 5
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information please call
(709) 576-8630 or E-mail
[email protected]
No
Rain
Days!
Children ages 6-14
June 24-August 30
$135/week
Techniplex
39 Churchill
Avenue
St. John's, Nl
A1A 0H7
Jill Ball
726-7877
[email protected]
Basketball
Street Hockey
Soccer
Ultimate
Frisbee
Softball
and MORE!
TM
The most comprehensive aquatic,
fitness and recreation facility in St. John’s!
Open to the Public!
Aquarena & Field House 17 Westerland Road St. John’s
www.theworksonline.ca
Aquarena 864-3798
Field House 864-4422
Aquarena Recreational Swimming
Zoom down over 300 feet of waterslides, splash
around with pool toys or take a challenge on one
of the inflatable obstacle courses! The Aquarena
offers parent & tot, recreational swimming and
adult lane swimming daily.
Swimming Lessons
The Aquarena Learn to Swim program has classes
for all ages with multiple levels offered during the
same time slots. Group, low ratio and private
lessons are available. The Works also offers a Tiny
Tot swimming lesson program.
Camp Whatchamacallit
The Works action packed Camp Whatchamacallit
Summer Day Camp for ages 5-12 runs weekly for
10 weeks during the summer. Activities include
sports, games, Aquarena swimming lessons,
recreational activities and more!
Aquarena Fitness Centre
The Works Prime Time Deluxe membership
includes access to the Aquarena Fitness Centre,
The Workout in the Field House, lane swimming,
fitness classes, indoor track, squash, sport
courts, members only change room, hot tub,
sauna & more!
Field House
Walk, run or jog on the 200m six lane indoor track.
The track is open daily and available for everyone
to use. All you need is a pair of indoor sneakers!
Or try one of the many dryland or water fitness
classes! Drop-in and memberships also available
to The Workout fitness centre.
The importance of activity during the teen years
Teen tips
Parents should encourage teens
to do the following to get active:
•Visit a friend in person instead
of texting or messaging
•Move to the music
•Join a club or take some classes
to learn a new sport or skill
•Help plan, shop for and cook
healthy meals for the family
•Walk or bike to school with a
group of friends from the
neighbourhood
•Volunteer to do something
active on Saturday morning
with others in the community
Get up and get moving
It was Aristotle that said “Good
habits formed at youth make
all the difference.” The ancient
Greek philosopher must have
seen the 21st century future
for health and wellness when it
comes to the teen set.
muscle groups for long periods
of time. Aerobic activity is also
sometimes called “endurance activity” and will help to improve
cardio-respiratory fitness. Examples are brisk walking, running,
swimming and bicycling.
Today, in the information age,
humans are more dependant
than ever on technology for
work and entertainment. Teenagers over the past 30 years have
become increasingly tethered
to electronic devices such as
smartphones, tablets, computers and videogames. This trend
of increasing screen time has
led to a more sedintary lifestyle.
The latest Canadian studies have
shown that teens spend up to
seven (7) hours a day gazing
at screens between school and
home. This could be working
on a computer at school, texting
a friend with a smartphone,
watching TV or playing a video
game. Experts agree that two
hours a day is a good benchmark for screen time.
Building muscle and bone
Youth need activities that increase their muscular and bone
strength. Teens should participate in resistance or impact
activities at least 3 days a week
to get their muscles and bones
working.
Youth aged 12 to 17 years are
encouraged to participate in a
variety of physical activities and
should participate in vigorous
activity at least 3 days per week.
Aerobic activities involve large
Muscle-strengthening activities
are those that increase skeletal muscle strength, power,
endurance and mass. Activities
that make muscles stronger
include; resistance exercises with
exercise bands, weight machines
or hand-held weights, using a
climbing wall, and sit-ups.
Bone-strengthening activities
produce an impact or tension
force on bones that promote
bone growth and strength.
Hopping, skipping, jumping
rope, running and sports such as
gymnastics, basketball, volleyball and tennis are all examples
of bone-strengthening activities.
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OUTDOOR PURSUITS
City of St. John’s
Learning new skills + getting
outdoors
Curbside
Recycling= FUN!
• Outdoor programs will go ahead
only if weather permits.
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recycled
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for the elements.
For more information, please call
(709) 576-8522 or E-mail
[email protected]
INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Improve your photography skills
through an introduction to tools and
techniques.
Focus on colour,
composition,
perspective,
light, and other
tricks of the
trade. Indoor and
outdoor instruction and practice. Must
bring own camera, manual and a tripod
if you have one.
Location: Bowring Park Lodge
(by the Duck Pond)
Date:
Tuesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 27, 2013
Time:
6 to 8 p.m.
Cost:$22
Ages: 18 years of age or older,
Participants must be 18 years
or older by Dec. 31, 2013
Call 311 or 754-CITY (2489), or
email recycle
us at [email protected]
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you’re finished with it.
INTRODUCTION TO TANDEM
CANOEING
Whet your
appetite for
the art of
canoeing.
Learn the
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basic canoe strokes and techniques
including: equipment selection, entering
and exiting a canoe, pivots and turns. All
necessary equipment is provided.
Location: Rotary “Sunshine” Park, Thorburn Rd.
Date:
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Time:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost:$22
Ages:
18 years of age or older, Participants must be 18 years or older by Dec. 31,
2013
INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING
Become acquainted with the exciting
sport of kayaking. Learn the basic
kayak strokes and techniques including:
paddle grip, boat fit and adjustment,
launching and landing. All necessary
equipment is provided.
Location: Rotary “Sunshine” Park, Thorburn Rd.
Cost: $22/course.
Ages: 18 years of age or older, Participants must be 18 years or older by Dec. 31,
2013
COURSES OFFERED: Course #1
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
or more information,
go information
to www.curbitstjohns.ca
311. #2
For more
go to or callCourse
www.curbitstjohns.ca or call 311 Date: Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Group Outdoor Program
Group Outdoor Programs are offered
in the Winter, Spring and Fall to
community, youth, and school
groups. Each program is custom
designed according to the needs of
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Basic instruction in a variety of
outdoor pursuits offered.
Pursuits offered:
Wilderness Survival Outdoor Cooking Archery
Orienteering Fire Building Map & Compass Hiking Canoeing
Kayaking
Shelter Construction
Location: Rotary “Sunshine” Park, Thorburn Road
Please note:
• Program bookings are
dependent on instructor and
equipment availability, as well as
the weather.
• Group size is restricted to a
maximum of 60 participants per
booking.
• Groups are generally subdivided
into groups depending on the
type of activity(s) requested and
staff availability. Smaller groups
then rotate throughout the day
to the various activity stations.
• Each activity generally runs
for 1 to 2 hours. Canoeing and
kayaking require a minimum of
1.5 hours.
For further information, please call
(709) 576-8522 or E-mail
[email protected]
No
Rain
Days!
Children ages 6-14
June 24-August 30
8:30am-5:30 pm
Flag Football, Baseball, Soccer, Ultimate
Frisbee, Street Hockey and more!
Techniplex
39 Churchill Avenue
St. John's, Nl
A1A 0H7
Jill Ball
726-7877
[email protected]
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CAN-BIKE BICYCLING
Listed below are descriptions of the bicycle courses available from CAN-BIKE. Not
all are currently offered. For more information, please call (709) 576-8522, (709)
576-8500 or E-mail [email protected]
Get
Ready to Ride
The City of St. John’s Department of Recreation in association
with Bicycle Newfoundland and Labrador, is offering CANBIKE courses, delivered to national standards with a proven
curriculum.
CAN-BIKE is Canada’s only national safe cycling education
program. These courses empower cyclists to ride more
confidently and safely, and are suited to a wide range of
cycling ages, ability and purpose.
CAN-BIKE courses will boost cycling skills, safety & fun!
CAN BIKE COURSES OFFERED FOR SUMMER 2013
Please read full course descriptions in chart at right
ADULT LEARN TO RIDE 2
Location: 1 Crosbie Place , Crosbie Bldg. Department of
Recreation
Date:Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $ 30
Ages: 18 years of age or older,
Participants must be 18 years or older
by Dec. 31, 2013.
KIDS CAN BIKE COURSE
Location: St. Matthews Elementary School, 119 Cowan Avenue
Date: July 15 to 19, 2013
Day: Monday to Friday
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $ 60
Ages: 9 to 13 years, Participants
must be 9 and no older than 13 years
of age by Dec. 31, 2013.
Course Requirements
Participants must meet the minimum
skill level for each course and have the
following:
A bicycle in good working legal condition – a tune-up is highly recommended.
Course Name
Ages & length
Course description
Kids
CAN-BIKE
Festival
Ages 8 to 13
1.5 hours
The Kids CAN-BIKE Festival is a playground-based event
that introduces children to bike handling skills, correct helmet usage, checking bikes for mechanical problems and
preventing bike theft. Festivals often occur at schools or
community events. Children should go on from the Festival
to participate in the Kids CAN-BIKE on-road course.
Kids CAN-BIKE
Course
Ages 9 to 13
12 hours
In-class and on-bike instruction teaches rules of the road,
signalling, changing gears, identifying and avoiding
road hazards. Kids learn how to ride safely on residential
streets. Participants must be able to ride a bike.
CAN-BIKE Youth On-bike instruction teaches how to pedal, balance, start,
Learn to Ride 1 stop and turn. This course is for first time riders.
Ages 14 to17
2 hours
CAN-BIKE Youth Designed to boost your riding skills to prepare for on-road
Learn to Ride 2 cycling. Improve bike handling skills including balancing,
turning and using your gears with confidence. CAN-BIKE
Ages 14 to 17
Youth Learn to Ride 1 is not a pre-requisite.
2 hours
Youth CAN-BIKE Enhance your cycling skills through this course that is
especially designed for youth with riding experience.
Ages 14 to 17
Content includes basic maintenance, riding techniques,
12 hours
detecting hazards, and collision avoidance techniques
while learning to ride more safely on residential streets
and minor arterials. Great pre-driver education training.
Developed by women, for women, provides the basics for
CAN-BIKE
Cycling Freedom cycling such as security in riding at night, riding with children, how traffic works, proper cycling equipment, basic
for Women
maintenance, bike handling skills, group riding, riding on
Ages 14+
quiet streets and minor arterials.
12 hours
CAN-BIKE Adult On-bike instruction teaches how to pedal, balance, start,
Learn to Ride 1 stop and turn. This course is for first time riders.
Ages 18+ 2 hours
CAN-BIKE Adult Designed to boost your riding skills to prepare for on-road
Learn to Ride 2 cycling. Improve bike handling skills including balancing,
turning and using your gears with confidence. CAN-BIKE
Ages 18+
Adult Learn to Ride 1 is not a pre-requisite.
2 hours
CAN-BIKE 1
Ages 18+
12 hours
An approved bicycle helmet (CSA, Snell, ASTM, CPSC or ANSI), a bell CAN-BIKE 2
and a lock.
Ages 18+
18 hours
Additional Information about the
Kids CAN-BIKE courses will be
available at registration or on-line.
For further information, please call
(709) 576-8522, (709) 576-8500
or E-mail [email protected]
Also check out the City’s Bike
CAN-BIKE
St. John’s website at:
Instructor
Workshop
www.bikestjohns.ca
Ages 18+
18 to 24 hours
A basic course designed for cyclists who ride on residential
streets and bike paths. Build confidence and ride more
safely. 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 cycling
for 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, basic
maintenance, and collision avoidance. CAN-BIKE 1 is not a
pre-requisite for CAN-BIKE 2. CAN-BIKE 2 is a pre-requisite
for instructor training.
Become a CAN-BIKE instructor! Open to CAN-BIKE 2 graduates with recommendation from their instructor. Participants further increase their cycling skills, learn effective
teaching techniques, course planning and curriculum, plus
risk management.
SKATE PARKS 27
Northwest Rotary Skate Park
Did you know?
The 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.
Dog Licensing
is the law.
Park features: 3 foot bowl transferring to multi height 6 to 8
foot bowl with extensions, escalators and hips. Small, medium
and large banks with rails and hubbas and flat ledges. Also has
stairs, tons of step-ups, transfers, gaps, rails, ledges, multi-fun
box and more.
Only $15 due to be renewed yearly
could avoid costly impound fees and fines
Community Skate Parks
Where to get tags
The City currently has six outdoor modular skate parks for users to enjoy. They are
located 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)
For more information on tips,
6. Southlands (Teakwood Park)
tricks and safely skateboarding in
For more information on any of these
Canada, check out the SBK
skateboard magazine website at
skate parks please call (709) 576-8411
www.sbkskateboard.com
or E-mail: [email protected]
Tags can be purchased for $15 at the following locations:
- Access St. John’s Office - 1st Floor St. John’s City Hall
- Humane Services Animal Care & Adoption Centre 81 Higgins Line
- Avalon Animal Hospital - 556 Logy Bay Road
- Paradise Animal Hospital - 55 Karwood Drive, Paradise
- St. John’s SPCA - R.C.A.F. Road
- St. John’s Veterinary Hospital - 335 Freshwater Road
- Sunrise Animal Hospital - 222 Park Avenue, Mount Pearl
- Terra Nova Veterinary Clinic - 10 Elizabeth Avenue
- Torbay Road Animal Hospital - 286 Torbay Road
Skater tips
NOTE: Cat tags are only available at Access St. John’s Office
and Humane Services
Revenue from the sale of licenses goes to the City’s
subsidized spay/neuter program to help residents who need
financial assistance.
The City of St. John’s strongly recommends that all
users wear protective equipment. The number of
skating injuries can be lowered by following
skateboarding safety tips.
City of St. John’s
dog parks
The City’s dog parks are available to help exercise and socialize
your dog off leash. The City has four off leash dog park locations.
Quidi Vidi - The Boulevard, Small and Large dog parks
Waterford Valley - Waterford Bridge Road, Large dog park
Mundy Pond - Off Blackler Ave. , Large dog park
Humane Services - Off Higgins Line, Small dog park
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).
Never skateboard in darkness or wet weather.
Don’t skateboard faster than your experience allows or faster than the conditions
permit. Complicated tricks require practice in a specially designed area.
Only skateboard when in good physical condition. Do stretching and conditioning
exercises before and after skateboarding.
Please ensure you follow all rules as outlined at the parks.
Owners are not permitted to run their dogs on school grounds,
sports fields, cemeteries, playgrounds or swimming areas.
While skateboarding, if you lose your balance, crouch down on the skateboard
to 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 the force
with your arms.
Do not get towed by bicycles or motor vehicles.
Public swimming with water slides, pool toys
and inflatable obstacle courses!
Swim Schedule: www.theworksonline.ca
Aquarena 864-3798
TM
28 TENNIS
Learn and play tennis this summer!
Get out and learn this great sport. It’s a great way to keep active
and get exercise. Grab a friend and play tennis this year. It’s easy
to learn and anyone can play. Best of all it’s fun and affordable.
TENNIS FUN JAMBOREES
The City of St. John’s
Department of Recreation
offers a variety of sport programs
for children, youth and adults that
encourage fun, fair play and
physical activity. They also emphasize
the importance of fitness fundamentals
and socialization. These programs
are about learning the skills of
the sport and having fun in a
not-so-competitive
atmosphere.
TENNIS COURTS
Public tennis courts are available free
of charge at the following locations:
Stavanger Drive Park
Eastbourne Crescent Park
Brother Eagan Park
Conway Glen Park
Larch Park
Bowring Park
Tunis Court Park
Cherry Hill Rd. Park
Spruce Meadows Park Pleasantville
Cowan Park*
Kelly’s Brook Park Kitty Gaul Park Teakwood Park (Southlands) Goulds Recreation Centre
Wishingwell Park
Please Note: Please respect a 45 minute time
limit when others are waiting to use courts.
* Department of Recreation Program take
priority regarding court usage at these facilities.
COURT RENTALS *
Available at Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre
(courts are lighted for evening use). Please call
(709) 576-8631 to make court bookings.
Cost: $6.50/hour weekdays $8.50/hour weekends
Tennis Fun Jamborees have been designed to
introduce or reintroduce the game and skills of tennis to
individuals, families or groups. Depending on the needs
of participants, modified equipment and court sizes may
be used to maximize success and enjoyment.
Jamborees include a variety of wacky tennis skill games
and a prize shoot out. All equipment is provided.
Participants must register in advance.
Date
July 19
Aug. 2
Aug. 16 Time
1 to 4 p.m.
1 to 4 p.m.
1 to 4 p.m.
Location
Wedgewood Park
Cowan Park
Greenbelt Tennis Club
Cost: $2 per Jamboree
Please contact the tennis convenor at (709) 576-6974 for
an event day schedule.
PARENT AND PRESCHOOLER TENNIS
Parent and Preschooler lessons are designed for children ages 3 to 5 years and
their caregiver. Each child must be accompanied by an adult 16 years of age
or older. Modified court sizes and equipment will be used to encourage the
development of tennis related motor skills in a fun and safe environment.
Location: Cowan Park
Location: Wedgewood Park
Location: Wedgewood Park
Date: July 3 to Aug. 21*
Date: July 3 to Aug. 21*
Date: July 4 to Aug. 22
Day: Monday and Wednesday
Day: Monday and Wednesday
Day: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 9 to 9:25 a.m.
Time: 10:30 to 10:55 a.m.
Time: 9:30 to 9:55 a.m.
Cost: $21
Cost: $21
Cost: $22.50
Age: Participants must be a minimum of 3 years of age and no older than 5 by Dec. 31, 2013.
Please Note: *No program offered on Regatta Day.
LEARN TENNIS WITH LOW RATIO LESSONS
With low ratio instruction, the maximum number of participants is 2 per
session. This small group allows the flexibility to focus on specific skills and
progressions.
Monday and
Tuesday and
Number
Cost
Wednesday
Thursday
of Classes
Session 1
July 3 to 10
July 4 to 11
3
$48
Session 2
July 15 to 24
July 16 to 25
4
$64
Session 3
July 29 to Aug. 5*
July 30 to Aug. 8
3
$48
Session 4
Aug. 12 to 21
Aug. 13 to 22
4
$64
Please Note: *No program offered on Regatta Day.
Cowan Park
Wedgewood Park Recreation Ccentre
Tuesday and Thursday
1:30 to 2:20 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday
9:30 to 10:20 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
5:00 to 5:50 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday
11:00 to 11:50 a.m.
Monday and Wednesday
5:00 to 5:50 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 to 10:50 a.m.
Session
TENNIS & RACQUETBALL
TENNIS INSTRUCTION AND PLAY (TIP)
Tennis Instruction & Play (TIP) is a game based learning
alternative to traditional group lessons. It is a motivating
program which uses age and skill appropriate equipment
and modified court sizes for rapid transition from learning
to playing tennis. TIP requires no minimum skill level.
Under 9
Under 12
Under 16
Adult
Monday and Wednesday
Tuesday and Thursday
Monday and Wednesday
Tuesday and Thursday
Session 2
Cowan Park
9:30 to 10:20 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
9 to 9:50 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
6 to 6:50 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday
6 to 6:50 p.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Mondays and Wednesdays
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Monday and
Wednesday
5 to 5:50 p.m
Monday and
Wednesday
5 to 5:50 p.m
Under 9
Under 12
Monday and
Wednesday
2 to 2:50 p.m.
Tuesday and
Thursday
Under 16
Monday and
3 to 3:50 p.m.
Wednesday
Monday and Wednesday
Tuesday and
Thursday
6 to 6:50 p.m.
1 to 1:50 p.m.
July 3 to 24
July 4 to 25
July 29 to Aug. 21
July 30 to Aug. 22
10 to 10:50 a.m.
2:30 to 3:20 p.m.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Wedgewood Park
Tuesday and
1 to 1:50 p.m.
3 to 3:50 p.m.
Thursday
Monday and
Wednesday
Adult
Session 1
Tuesday and
Thursday
Tuesday and Thursday
2 to 2:50 p.m.
6 to 6:50 p.m
6 to 6:50 p.m.
TIP Under 9 - Participants must be 6 and no older than 9 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2013
TIP Under 12 - Participants must be 10 and no older than 12 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2013
TIP Under 16 - Participants must be 13 and no older than 16 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2013
TIP Adult - Participants must be a minimum of 17 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2013
GET FIT THIS SUMMER WITH CARDIO TENNIS
Enjoy an up-tempo, high-intensity full bodyworkout set to music
which utilizes basic tennis techniques and skills.
Youth Cardio Tennis Session 1
Location
Cowan Park
Date
July 8 to 22
Day
Monday
Time
11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Cost
$12
NEW
Youth Cardio Tennis Session 2
Location Cowan Park
Date
July 29 to Aug 19
Day
Monday
Time
11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Cost
$16
Ages: 10 to 16, Participants must be 10 and no older than 16 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2013
Adult Cardio Tennis Session 1
Location Wedgewood Park
Date
July 4 to 25
Day
Tuesday and Thursday
Time
5 to 5:50 p.m.
Cost
$28
Adult Cardio Tennis Session 2
Location Wedgewood Park
Date
July 30 to Aug 22
Day
Tuesday and Thursday
Time
5 to 5:50 p.m.
Cost
$32
Ages: 17 and over, Participants must be 17 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2013
RACQUETBALL Racquetball court rentals are available daily at the H.G.R.
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Tennis NL Summer
Tournaments
A positive, fun, entry level competition
opportunity for starter junior tennis
players. Sign up for mini-tennis match
play and have the opportunity to win
some great prizes while honing skills
in a fun atmosphere.
Age categories:
Red Ball (8 and Under)
Orange Ball (8 to 9 years old)
Green Ball (9 to 10 years old)
Dates:
June 29 – Greenbelt Tennis Club
July 6 – Riverdale Tennis Club
July 13 –Mount Pearl Tennis Club
July 20 – Wedgewood Park
July 27 – Greenbelt Tennis Club
Times: Red Ball: 12 to 1 p.m.
Orange Ball: 1 to 2 p.m.
Green Ball: 2 to 3 p.m.
Mews Community Centre only. All court rentals are 40 minutes in duration.
Phone (709) 576-8499 to reserve a court up to 2 days in advance. Racquets
and goggles are available for rent and racquetballs
are available for sale at the front desk.
Fees:
Drop-In
$7.40 per court
5 Game Pass
$28.50
10 Game Pass
$50.60
20 Game Pass
$98.30
Cost: $40 per person for all dates or
$10 per person per date.
Racquetballs: $2.50 each (purchase only)
To register please contact Tennis NL
at (709) 722-3840 ext. 2
For more information please visit
Tennis NL at www.tennisnl.ca
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SWIMMING
Take a dip and beat the heat this summer
RENTAL SPACE
Pool space is available for private rental at all of our
swimming pools. Private rentals are a great way to enjoy a
family gatherings, birthday parties, or a corporate fun day.
For more information please contact the Program &
Operations Coordinator at (709) 576-8623, or E-mail
[email protected]
WRIST BANDS
Wrist bands must be worn by everyone participating in
programs at all pools. For admission into programs please
see the front desk staff to receive your wrist band.
SWIM DESCRIPTIONS
• Some swimming pools having diving boards, slides, or
larger toys. These items may not be available during certain
swims for safety reasons.
• Please see lifeguard on duty for further information on
pool rules and regulations.
Swim Name
Type of Swim
H.G.R. MEWS COMMUNITY CENTRE SWIMMING POOL
40 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, pool lift.
WEDGEWOOD PARK RECREATION CENTRE SWIMMING POOL
47 Gleneyre Street (Turn at Wedgewood Park Medical Centre,
Torbay Road onto Gleneyre Street), Amenities Include: 18 metre
indoor swimming pool, pool viewing area, wheelchair accessible,
pool lift.
BOWRING PARK OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL & SPLASH PAD
Bowring Park Pool in the west end of St. John’s, Amenities Include:
50 metre outdoor swimming pool, large water slide, wading pool for
tots, accessible change rooms, diving board. The City of St. John’s
and Bowring Park Foundation will have our popular Splash pad
open once again, located adjacent to the swimming pool. This is a
zero-depth accessible play area is an open area where free aquatic
play is available all summer long!
Need to Know
Pool
Everyone
Welcome
• Leisure
• Toys available
• Diving Board
• Slide
• Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 16
years of age or older.
• Maximum 3 Children to 1 Supervisor (must be in water).
• H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
• Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre
• Bowring Park Swimming Pool
Family Swim
• Leisure
• Toys available
• All children must be accompanied by an adult 16 years of age or older. • H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
• Maximum 3 Children to 1 Supervisor (must be in water).
• Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre
Adult Swim
• Lane Swim
• Leisure Area
• Open to adults 19+ years of age
• H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
• Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre
Lane Swim
• Lane Swim
• Leisure Area for water running
& fitness area
• No toys available
• Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 16
years of age or older.
• Maximum 3 Children to 1 Supervisor (must be in water).
• H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
• Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre
• Bowring Park Swimming Pool
Parent & Tot
• Leisure
• Toys available
• All children must be accompanied by an adult 16 years of age or older. • Bowring Park Wading Pool
• Maximum 3 Children to 1 Supervisor (must be in water).
(knee deep water) *Patrons will have
access to shallow end of large pool
Day Camp
Swim
• Leisure
• Toys available
• For organized Community Groups within City of St. John’s. Please see • H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
note on Day Camp Swims for details.
• Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre
• Bowring Park SwimmingPool
DAY CAMP SWIMS
• Day Camp swims are available at all three (3) of the City of St. John’s Aquatic facilities for Day Camp Groups (i.e. registered participants in
an established camp program accompanied by Day Camp Counsellors, Staff, and/or volunteers.
• All groups must follow the guidelines in the Day Camp Swim Regulations. Please E-mail us at [email protected] to request a copy.
• Day Camp Swims are free of charge at the Bowring Park Swimming pool for all recognized groups within the City of St. John’s. Groups
falling outside set criteria will be required to pay $1 per swimmer. Please note all other swims at the Outdoor Pool are free of charge.
• All Day Camp Swims at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre and Wedgewood Park Recreation cost $1 per swimmer.
• To book a community swim with any City of St. John’s Swimming Pool please call (709) 576-8154, or E-mail [email protected]
Bookings accepted for Daycamps within the City of St. John’s beginning June 3, 2013. Bookings for groups outside the City of St.
John’s begin on June 10, 2013. Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis. The City of St. John’s may limit the number of
bookings for a given group to ensure all groups have equal opportunity to attend swimming sessions during the summer season.
SCHEDULE:
• H.G.R. Mews Community Centre & Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre – 2 to 2:50 p.m. Monday through Friday,
July 2 to Aug. 30, 2013
• Bowring Park Swimming Pool - 1 to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 2 to Aug. 23, 2013.
SWIMMING
H.G.R. MEWS COMMUNITY CENTRE SWIMMING POOL SCHEDULE June 30 to Aug. 24, 2013
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Lane Swim
8 - 9:20 a.m.
Everyone Welcome
Swim 9:30 - 11:50 a.m.
Everyone Welcome
Swim 3 - 4:50 p.m.
Family Swim
6 - 6:50 p.m.
Everyone Welcome
7 - 8:20 p.m.
Adult Swim
8:30 - 10:20 p.m.
Lane Swim
7 - 8:50 a.m.
Shallow Water Fitness
9 - 9:50 a.m.
Adult Swim
12 - 1:50 p.m.
Everyone Welcome
Swim 3 - 3:50 p.m.
Lane Swim
6 - 6:50 p.m.
Everyone Welcome
7 - 8:20 p.m.
Aqua Zumba
8:30 - 9:20 p.m.
Adult Swim
9:30 - 10:20 p.m.
Lane Swim
7 - 8:50 a.m.
Shallow Water
Fitness 9 - 9:50a.m.
Adult Swim
12 - 1:50 p.m.
Lane Swim
6 - 6:50 p.m.
Everyone Welcome
7 - 8:20 p.m.
Deep Water Fitness
8:30 - 9:20 pm
Adult Swim
9:30 - 10:20 p.m.
Lane Swim
7 - 8:50 a.m.
Aqua Zumba
9 - 9:50 a.m.
Adult Swim
12 - 1:50 p.m.
Everyone Welcome
Swim 3 - 3:50 p.m.
Lane Swim
6 - 6:50 p.m.
Everyone Welcome
7 - 8:20 p.m.
Shallow Water Fitness
8:30 - 9:20 p.m.
Adult Swim
9:30 - 10:20 p.m.
Lane Swim
7 - 8:50 a.m.
Shallow Water
Fitness 9 - 9:50 a.m.
Adult Swim
12 - 1:50 p.m.
Lane Swim
6 - 6:50 p.m.
Everyone Welcome
7 - 8:20 p.m.
Aqua Jog
8:30 - 9:20 p.m.
Adult Swim
9:20 - 10:30 p.m.
Lane Swim
7 - 8:50 a.m.
Shallow Water
Fitness 9 - 9:50 a.m.
Adult Swim
12 - 1:50 p.m.
Everyone Welcome
Swim 3 - 3:50 p.m.
Everyone Welcome
7 - 8:20p.m.
Adult Swim
8:30 - 9:50 p.m.
Lane Swim
8 - 9:20 a.m.
Everyone Welcome
Swim 9:30 - 11:50 a.m.
Everyone Welcome
Swim 12 - 1:50 p.m.
Everyone Welcome
Swim 3 - 4:50 p.m.
Family Swim
6 - 6:50 p.m.
Everyone Welcome
7 - 8:20 p.m.
Adult Swim
8:30 -10:20 p.m.
WEDGEWOOD PARK RECREATION CENTRE SWIMMING POOL SCHEDULE June 30 to Aug. 24, 2013
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Lane Swim
Lane Swim
Lane Swim
Lane Swim
7 - 8:50 a.m.
7 - 8:50 a.m.
7 - 8:50 a.m.
8 - 8:50 a.m.
Everyone Welcome
Everyone Welcome
Adult Swim
Deep Water Fitness
Adult Swim
Everyone Welcome
Everyone Welcome
Swim 12 - 1:50 p.m.
Swim 11 - 11:50 a.m.
12 - 1:50 p.m.
11 - 11:50 a.m.
12 - 1:50 p.m.
Swim 11 - 11:50 a.m.
Swim 12 - 1:50 p.m.
Everyone Welcome
Adult Swim
Everyone Welcome
Adult Swim
Everyone Welcome
Adult Swim
Everyone Welcome
Swim 3 - 4:50 p.m.
12-1:50 p.m.
Swim 3 - 3:50 p.m.
12 - 1:50 p.m.
Swim 3 - 3:50 p.m.
12 - 1:50 p.m.
Swim 3 - 4:50 p.m.
Family Swim
Everyone Welcome
Lane Swim
Everyone Welcome
Lane Swim
Everyone Welcome
Family Swim
6 - 6:50 p.m.
Swim 3 - 3:50 p.m.
6 - 6:50p.m.
Swim 3 - 3:50 p.m.
6 - 6:50 p.m.
Swim 3 - 3:50p.m.
6 - 6:50 p.m.
Everyone Welcome
Lane Swim
Everyone Welcome
Lane Swim
Everyone Welcome
Everyone Welcome
Everyone Welcome
7 - 8:50 p.m.
6 - 6:50 p.m.
Swim 7 - 8:20 p.m.
6 - 6:50p.m.
7 - 8:20 p.m.
7 - 8:20 p.m.
7 - 8:20 p.m.
Everyone Welcome
Deep Water Fitness
Everyone Welcome
Deep Water Fitness
Swim 7 - 8:20 p.m.
8:30 - 9:20 p.m.
7 - 8:20 p.m.
8:30 - 9:20 p.m.
Adult Swim
Adult Swim
8:30 - 9:20 p.m.
8:30 - 9:20 p.m.
Please Note: August 25 to Sept. 1 Indoor swimming pool schedules will be posted online at www.stjohns.ca and will be available at swimming pool reception desks.
BOWRING PARK SWIMMING POOL SCHEDULE July 2 to Aug. 25, 2013
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Everyone
Welcome Swim
1 - 2:45 p.m.
Lane Swim /
Parent & Tot Swim*
11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Everyone Welcome
Swim
12 -12:45 p.m.
Lane Swim /
Parent & Tot Swim*
11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Free Aqua Zumba
Class
12 -12:45 p.m.
Lane Swim /
Parent & Tot Swim*
11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Everyone
Welcome Swim
1 - 2:45 p.m.
Everyone
Welcome Swim
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Everyone
Welcome Swim
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Everyone
Welcome Swim
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Everyone
Welcome Swim
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Everyone
Welcome Swim
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Everyone
Welcome Swim
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Everyone
Welcome Swim
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Everyone
Welcome Swim
4:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Everyone
Welcome Swim
4:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Everyone
Welcome Swim
4:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Everyone
Welcome Swim
4:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Everyone
Welcome Swim
4:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Everyone
Welcome Swim
4:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Everyone
Welcome Swim
4:45 - 6:45 p.m.
*Note – there may be no access to Deep End or Slide due to private rentals in some areas
For more information on daily schedules please contact;
Free Aqua Zumba
Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre Swim & Fitness Line (709) 576-8155 or (709) 576-8631
H.G.R. Mews Community Centre Swim & Fitness Line (709) 576-8408 or (709) 576-8499
Thursdays
Bowring Park Swimming Pool Swim & Fitness Line (709) 576-7708
12 to 12:45 p.m. at the
or E-mail [email protected] or visit www.stjohns.ca.
Bowring Park Pool
Please check www.stjohns.ca for additional public swims from Sept. 1 to 7 at the H.G.R. Mews Community
Centre. Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre is closed from Sept. 2 to 29 for regularly scheduled maintenance. All summer long
Youth Week 2013 Calendar
If you’re 12 to 18 years old come on out and help us celebrate Youth!
The city of St. John’s will be hosting its annual Youth Week from May 1 to 7, 2013.
Wednesday, May 1
Thursday, May 2
Friday, May 3
Saturday, May 4
Youth Art Exhibit Official Opening
Location: City Hall, Great Hall
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
Ages: Open to all ages
Cost: FREE
CULTURE SHOCK! Come get your passport to this one
of a kind Global Adventure. Experience the flavors,
sounds and excitement of Africa, United Kingdom, the
Hawaiian Tropics and much more!
Location: H.G.R Mews Community Centre
Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Ages: 12 to 18 years
Cost: FREE
Pre-Teen Luau Pre-teens are welcome to join
us for a swim and a beach party themed night
filled with games and activities.
Location: H.G.R Mews Community Centre
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Ages: 9 to 12 years Cost: $2
YOUTH LEARN TO …
Wilderness Survival
Location: Rotary ‘Sunshine’ Park
Time: 10 to 4 p.m.
Ages: 12 to 16 years
Cost: $30
Pre-registration required.
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SWIMMING
CANADIAN RED CROSS SWIMMING LESSONS
Level
Age
Starfish
(Parent & Tot)
4-12 Months
& able to hold
their head up
Duck
(Parent & Tot)
12-24 Months
Sea Turtle
(Parent & Tot)
24-36 Months
Ratio of
Participants
to instructor
10 Tots :
1 Instructor
*Note:
Maximum
1 Adult
accompanies
each Tot in the
water at all
times
Length of
Class
30 Minutes
Instruction
30 Minutes
Stay & Play
Descriptions & General Information
Brief Overview
Babies and their caregivers work on getting wet, buoyancy and movement, front, back and vertical
positions in the water, and shallow water entries and exits. After the 30 minutes of instruction, parents
and tots are invited to stay and play for an additional 30 minutes
Parents and their little tots participate in active games and activities getting both comfortable in
the water. After the 30 minutes of instruction, parents and tots are invited to stay and play for an
additional 30 minutes
3-4 Years
Toddlers and their caregivers work on submersion, front and back floats and glides, jumping into
chest-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 1
metre.
3-4 Years
Focus on floats and glides through games, and songs.
Swim Preschool
Sea Otter
Swim Preschool
Salamander
Swim Preschool
Sunfish
Swim Preschool
Crocodile
Swim Preschool
Whale
Swim Kids 1
Swim Kids 2
Swim Kids 3
Swim Kids 4
Swim Kids 5
Swim Kids 6
Swim Kids 7
Swim Kids 8
5-12 Years
5-12 Years
5-12 Years
5-12 Years
5-12 Years
5-12 Years
5-12 Years
Swim Kids 9
5-12 Years
Swim Kids 10
5-12 Years
Teen Basics
12-15 Years
Teen Strokes
12-15 Years
Adult Basics 1
16+
Adult Basics 2
16+
Adult Strokes
16+
3-4 Years
4:1
45 Minutes
Focus on rolling from front to back, move to deeper water, more independence, and use new
equipment like personal floatation devices (PFD’s).
3-4 Years
Focus on 5 metres front and back swim, kicking drills and increasing endurance, jump into deep-water
and perform surface support for 10 seconds, recognizing when a swimmer needs help.
3-4 Years
Getting ready to swim with the big kids! Focus on distance swims, safety and improving skills.
5-12 Years
Beginners focus on orientation, floats, glides, basic kicks, submerging face and head, 5 metre swim.
6:1
45 Minutes
8:1
45 Minutes
8:1
50 Minutes
Breathing techniques, recovery from floats, roll-over glides, distance swims & safety topics.
Introduction to front crawl, wise choices around water, diving, endurance challenges (15metre swim)
Introduction to back crawl drills, kneeling dives, surface support, self-safety.
Focus on back crawl, sculling and whip kick on back. Stride dives, safe boating, dolphin kick.
Front and Back Crawl refined, Elementary back stroke, ice safety, throwing assists, tread water, dive.
Focus on endurance, introduce whip kick on front. Airway obstructions and first aid situations.
Breaststroke, surface dives, danger of open water and hypothermia first aid.
Refine all strokes, endurance and focus on overall swimming strength and knowledge. 500metre
endurance swims.
Refine all strokes, endurance and focus on overall swimming strength and knowledge. 500metre
endurance swims.
Introduces fundamental skills for shallow and deep water swimming; Equivalent to Swim Kids Level 1
through 4.
Designed to improve participant’s strokes; or increase their proficiency and endurance. Equivalent to
Swim Kids Level 5 and up.
Increase 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, and
increasing the swimming distance.
Develop one or more swimming strokes, working toward proficiency and increased endurance. You
choose the strokes; your instructor helps to set your goals and priorities.
Please note the following important information about our
swimming lesson program:
H.G.R. Mews Community Centre & Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre
• Participants will have a 45 minute lesson each weekday Tuesday through
Friday for two consecutive weeks.
• Saturday swimming lessons are 45 minutes, once per week, for 8 weeks
(Wedgewood Park Only).
• COST: $40 (8 Lessons).
• Starfish / Duck / Sea Turtle (Parent & Tot) – Saturday, once per week
(Wedgewood Park Only) Cost: $24 (8 lessons)
Lessons not offered:
• Monday, July 1, Canada Day
• Monday, July 15, Orangeman’s Day
• Wednesday, Aug. 7 Regatta Day (Weather Permitting, Indoor & Outdoor Pools)
Registration Policy:
• 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.
• 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.
• If a class is filled participants add their name on the wait list for the appropriate level in a specific time slot. Additional classes may be added where space
and resources allow however wait lists will not apply to any new classes.
Spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
Missed Lesson Policy:
• For lessons missed due to circumstances beyond our control such as weather,
pool fouling, etc.
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SWIMMING
Swimming Lesson policies continued from page 32
• 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 a Department of Recreation credit will be
placed on the account for all missed lessons. 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.
• Please note for Bowring Park Swimming Pool, lessons are only cancelled
in the event of Thunder & Lightning or other extenuating circumstance.
Lessons go ahead on cold days, please bring extra towels. We may
practice dryland safety skills
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.
E-mail: [email protected]
• 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.
• Private Lessons run Monday’s for 3 weeks, OR Tuesday and
Thursday for 2 weeks
Location: H.G.R. Mews Community Centre or Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre
Dates: Session A - July 8, 22, 29 (3 weeks, no session July 15)
Session B - Aug. 5, 12, 19 (3 weeks)
Day: Mondays
Time: 9 to 9:25 a.m., 9:30 to 9:55 a.m., (availabile only at
Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre)
10 to 10:25 a.m., 10:30 to 10:55 a.m., (Both pools)
11 to 11:25 a.m., 11:30 to 11:55 a.m. (Available only at H.G.R. Mews Community Centre)
4 to 4:25 p.m., 4:30 to 4:55 p.m., 5 to 5:25 p.m.,
5:30 to 5:55 p.m. (Both pools)
Cost: $42.00 3 x 25 minute lessons
Location: Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre
Dates: Session A - July 2, 4, 9, 11
Session B – July 16, 18, 23, 25
Session C – July 30, Aug. 1, 6, 8
Session D – Aug. 13, 15, 20, 22
Day: Tuesday and Thursday for 2 weeks
Time: 8 to 8:25 a.m., 8:30 to 8:55 a.m., 11 to 11:25 a.m.,
11:30 to 11:55 a.m.
Cost: $56.00 4 x 25 minute lessons
SUMMER SWIMMING LESSON SCHEDULE
Tuesday to Friday (2 weeks)
Session A July 2 to July 12
Session B July 30 to Aug. 9
Session C July 16 to July 26
Session D Aug. 13 to Aug. 23
H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
Session A & B
Session C & D
Sea Otter
10 to 10:45 a.m.
Sea Otter
5 to 5:45 p.m.
Salamander
4 to 4:45 p.m.
Salamander
10 to 10:45 a.m.
Sunfish
11 to 11:45 a.m.
Crocodile / Whale
11 to 11:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 1
10 to 10:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 1
4 to 4:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 2
5 to 5:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 2
10 to 10:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 3
11 to 11:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 3
5 to 5:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 4
4 to 4:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 4
11 to 11:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 5
4 to 4:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 5
4 to 4:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 6
5 to 5:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 6
4 to 4:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 7/8 5 to 5:45 p.m
Swim Kids Level 9/10 5 to 5:45 p.m.
Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre
Session A & B
Session C & D
Sea Otter
10 to 10:45 a.m.
Sea Otter
9 to 9:45 a.m.
Salamander
5 to 5:45 p.m.
Salamander
10 to 10:45 a.m.
Sunfish
9 to 9:45 a.m.
Sunfish
4 to 4:45 p.m.
Crocodile / Whale
4 to 4:45 a.m.
Crocodile / Whale
9 to 9:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 1
10 to 10:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 1
10 to 10:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 1
5 to 5:45 p.m
Swim Kids Level 1
4 to 4:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 2
5 to 5:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 2
10 to 10:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 2
9 to 9:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 2
4 to 4:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 3
9 to 9:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 3
5 to 5:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 3
10 to 10:45 a.m. Swim Kids Level 3/9
9 to 9:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 4
9 to 9:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 4
9 to 9:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 4
4 to 4:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 4/5
5 to 5:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 5
4 to 4:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 5
5 to 5:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 6
4 to 4:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 6
4 to 4:45 p.m.
Swim Kids Level 7/8
5 to 5:45 p.m
Swim Kids Level 7/8
10 to 10:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 9/10 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 9/10 5 to 5:45 p.m.
Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre
Saturday (Once per week) July 6 to Aug. 24
Starfish / Duck / Sea Turtle - (Parent & Tot) 9 to 9:45 a.m.
Sea Otter
9 to 9:45 a.m.
Salamander
10 to 10:45 a.m.
Sunfish
9 to 9:45 a.m.
Level 1
10 to 10:45 a.m.
Level 2
11 to 11:45 a.m.
Level 3
11 to 11:45 a.m.
Level 4
10 to 10:45 a.m.
Level 5
11 to 11:45 a.m.
Bowring Park Swimming Pool
Tuesday and Thursday (2 lessons per week for 4 weeks) Session A July 2 to July 25
Session B: July 30 to Aug. 22
Session A
Session B
Swim Kids Level 1/2 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 3/4 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 5/6 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 1/2 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Swim Kids Level 9/10 11 to 11:45 a.m.
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LIFEGUARD & SWIM INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
LIFEGUARD/ SWIM INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSES
JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CLUB
Gain valuable training in first aid, CPR,
fitness and swim lesson instruction.
Building confidence, maturity and self
esteem are just some of the essential
components of the Junior Lifeguard
Program. Opportunities are given
to volunteer alongside a certified
lifeguard or swim instructor.
Location: Bowring Park
Swimming Pool
Day: Tuesday and Thursday
(for 4 weeks)
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Age: 12 to 16 Years Old
Dates: July 2 to 25
Cost: $20 for 8 Classes
LIFESAVING SOCIETY
ROOKIE, RANGER, AND
STAR PATROL
Swim Patrol is a 3 level (Rookie,
Ranger & Star) pre-lifesaver program.
Participants focus on basic lifesaving
skills, increase swimming endurance,
learn first aid techniques and begin
the road to Lifeguarding. Participants
attend twice per week for 2 weeks, for
2 hours per session. Age Range: 8 to
13 years. Please ask our Aquatics staff
for a swim test if you are unsure if this
level is right for you.
Location: H.G.R. Mews Community
Centre
Date: July 2 to 12
Day: Tuesday to Friday
(for 2 weeks)
Pre-requisite:
Canadian Red Cross Swim Kids
Level 10 or Equivalent
Cost: $120
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Bronze Medallion
Designed to introduce swimmers to
basic lifesaving techniques such as
the use of buoyant assists, entries,
approaches, tows and carries.
Participants can expect a fun and
action packed experience. Candidates
must be 13 years of age and up and
possess swimming skills in front crawl,
back crawl and breaststroke. Please ask
our Aquatics staff for a swim test if you
are unsure if this level is right for you.
Location: H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
Date: July 16 to 26
Day: Tuesday to Friday
(for 2 weeks)
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost:
$174.95 with a
manual or $148.70
without a manual
Location: H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
Date: July 30 to Aug. 9
Day: Tuesday to Friday
(for 2 weeks) &
2 to 5 p.m. (classroom) on
Thursday, Aug. 16
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost:
$239.75 with a manual or $213.45 without a manual
The National Lifeguard
Course (NLS)
This course is the pinnacle of lifesaving
training in Canada. Prepares participants
for high risk, contact rescues. Issues
such as swimming pool operation,
public education and water chemistry
are but a few of the items taught in this
exciting course. Mock accidents, physical
training, communication skills and
advanced rescue techniques all make
the NLS award the ultimate lifeguard
training course. Candidates must be 16
years of age to take the NLS exam which
is held the final day of the course, and
must possess a Bronze Cross award.
The Bronze Cross
Participants who are unsuccessful in
Recognized by the Department of
the practical exam or who do not take
Health as the minimum requirement
for lifeguarding in Newfoundland and the final exam (but have attended all
practices) must register for the ‘Retake’
Labrador. This course will introduce
course. Option to include Standard First
the lifesaver to intermediate rescue
situations. Candidates must be 14 years Aid.
Full Course:
of age and up and possess a Bronze
Location: H.G.R. Mews Community
Medallion award.
WEDGEWOOD PARK RECREATION
CENTRE POOL / GYM /
MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
Up to 30 swimmers
$135
31 to 45 swimmers
$150
46 to 60 swimmers
$165
61 to 75 swimmers
$180
H.G.R. MEWS COMMUNITY CENTRE
POOL / MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
Note: Some time slots may have the option of using gym
as well at an additional cost.
Up to 30 swimmers
$120
31 to 45 swimmers
$135
46 to 60 swimmers
$150
61 to 75 swimmers
$165
75 to 100 swimmers
$180
Dates: Day: Time: Cost: Centre
Aug. 13 to 21
(Training Sessions)
Practical Exam - Aug. 27
Time TBD
Tuesday to Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$226.15 with ‘Alert Lifeguarding in Action’ Manual
$198.30 without ‘Alert Lifeguarding in Action’
Manual.
$266.15 with ‘Alert Lifeguarding in Action’
Manual & Standard First Aid.
$233.30 without ‘Alert Lifeguarding in Action’ Manual, with Standard First Aid.
Retake / Recertification (with option
of Standard First Aid & CPR Level C:
Location: H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
Date: Aug. 22 & 23
(Training Sessions)
Practical Exam – Aug. 29, Time TBD
Class: Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (3 weeks)* Additional Dryland Session 2 to 5 p.m. both days if taking Standard First Aid / CPR C
Cost:
$100 or $135.00 with Standard First Aid.
Pool Party rentals include the following:
• Lifeguard
• 50 minutes in the swimming pool.
• 60 minutes in the Multipurpose Room following the swim.
• 2 hours in the Gymnasium (Wedgewood Park ONLY)
• Parents / care-givers can access the Multi-Purpose Room for
setup during the swimming portion of the rental.
Please Note:
• Rental costs are based on the number of people attending
the swimming portion of the party which includes children
and adults.
• All children under eight (8) years of age must be accompanied
in the water by a responsible supervisor sixteen (16) years of
age or older. One supervisor may be responsible for a
maximum of three children under the age of eight (8).
• The Department of Recreation prohibits use of cameras and
/or recording equipment in the change rooms. If the
parents / care-givers wish to use cameras and / or recording
equipment during the swim portion of the rental, approval
must be obtained from all parents / care-givers of children in
attendance at the party.
BRING
BACK
P L AY
Who says Seniors can’t have fun?
Seniors need to stay active to ensure continued good health
L
ife doesn’t end at 65, in
fact Canadians are living
longer every year. With the
average life expectancy in
Canada now at 80.4 years,
life after 65 is more active
than ever. Canadians need
to keep active in order to
ensure quality of life in these
“golden” years. Adults over
65 are encouraged to participate in physical activities
that are enjoyable and safe.
Aerobic activities involve
large muscle groups for long
periods of time. Examples
are walking, bicycling and
water aerobics. Older adults
should accumulate this
activity over and above the
activities of daily living, such
as housekeeping, preparing
meals, banking and shopping.
Older adults should consult
Body and mind
Physical health benefits of senior
exercise and fitness
Exercise helps seniors maintain or
lose weight. As metabolism naturally
slows with age, maintaining a healthy
weight can be a challenge.
Exercise reduces the impact of illness
and chronic disease. Included in the
many benefits of exercise for seniors are
improved immune function, better heart
health and blood pressure, better bone
density, and better digestive functioning.
Exercise enhances mobility, flexibility, and
balance in seniors. Exercise improves your
strength, flexibility and posture, which in
turn will help with balance, coordination,
and reducing the risk of falls.
Give a low-impact exercise class try at the local gym
or swimming pool. Ask the staff for some advice on
classes they are there to help.
a health professional to
understand the types and
amounts of physical activity
appropriate for them based
on their exercise capacity
and specific health risks or
limitations.
Be sure to keep it fun
Seniors should try physical activities that are fun,
engaging and have
a social aspect to them.
Mental health benefits of senior
exercise and fitness
Exercise improves sleep, helping you fall
asleep quickly and sleep more deeply.
Exercise boosts mood and self-confidence.
Endorphins produced by exercise can
actually help you feel better and reduce
feelings of sadness or depression.
Learn Judo or Karate - for Fun, for Fitness
- Zanshin Dojo -
Phone 726-8346 - Email [email protected] - http://www.zanshindojo.net
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SENIORS’ PROGRAMS
A variety of bus tours are offered for seniors throughout the summer. Tours will visit
attractions and interesting places around St. John’s as well as throughout the Avalon
Peninsula. Tickets for outings must be purchased at least three (3) days prior to the event.
Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis.
Please note:
• All prices include lunch or light refreshments, transportation to and from tour/event,
admission price and H.S.T.
•Please call (709) 576-8594 the evening before the event to determine bus schedule.
• The Department reserves the right to cancel, change or substitute outings if necessary.
COMMUNITY OUTINGS - HALF DAY
Half day Community Outings are generally offered on Tuesday afternoons, from 1 to 3:30
p.m. (unless otherwise stated). It is requested that participants have lunch prior to outings.
Outing/Location
Date
Cost
Games Day - H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
Tuesday, July 2
$12
Lawn Bowling - Peter Pan Lawn Bowling Green, Bowring Park
Tuesday, July 9
$14.50
Bingo - North Pond Home, Torbay
Tuesday, July 16
$12
Mini Golf
Tuesday, July 23
$14.50
Games Day - H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
Tuesday, July 30
$12
Thursday, Aug. 1
$22.50
Tuesday, Aug. 6
$15
Quidi Vidi Brewery Tour - Quidi Vidi
Bidgood’s & Lester’s Market
COMMUNITY OUTINGS - FULL DAY
These Community Outings are offered as full day events and allow participants to visit
a variety of sites and communities throughout the Avalon Peninsula. Outings provide
an opportunity for participants to be active, to socialize, and to travel to new or familiar
places.
Outing/Location
Date
Time
Cost
Opening Party, Worsley Park - Conception Bay Thursday, June 27 12:30 to 4 p.m.
$25
South
Bareneed & Shopping - Conception Bay
Thursday, July 4 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
$60
Party in the Park - Bowring Park
Thursday, July 11 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$25
Rodrigues Winery Tour - Whitbourne
Thursday, July 18 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
$70
Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve - St. Mary’s Thursday, July 25 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
$67
“The Royal Shag Up” Dinner Theatre - Brigus
Friday, Aug. 9 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
$70
Holyrood and Taylor’s - Conception Bay
Tuesday, Aug. 13 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closing Party - St. John’s City Hall
Thursday, Aug. 15 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. $19
TRANSPORTATION
Transportation for
community outings is
included in the price of
each ticket. Pick-ups
occur from the H.G.R.
Mews Community Centre
and the following adult
and seniors apartment
buildings:
The Bristol
Building#10 Pasadena Cres.
Building#25 Tiffany Lane
Thomas Estates
Kean Place Apartments
Kelly’s Brook Apartments
Maplewood Apartments
Mt. Pleasant Manor
Morgan Hollow
Wigmore Manor
Riverhead Towers
Ricketts Manor
St. George’s Court Apts.
St. Clare Manor
Victoria Manor
$29
SIGN UP!
The Department of Recreation offers an opportunity for seniors program participants
to receive monthly reminders on special events, and early updates with regards to our
summer community outings. For more information please call (709) 576-8411,
(709) 576-8490 or E-mail [email protected]
Seniors Program
Thursday, July 11, 12:30 to 3:30p.m.
Party Park
in
the
On the lawn of the Bowring Park Bungalow
Local Entertainment and Refreshments
Free Admission
Great frie
nd
Great funs,
Good tim ,
es!
Rainy Day Venue St. Theresa’s Parish Hall
For more information please call (709) 576-8411, (709) 576-8490 or E-mail: [email protected]
DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION
FITNESS & LIFESTYLE PROGRAMS
FITNESS FEES and CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Drop-In
10 Class
20 Class
30 Class
Youth
$3.00
$21.45
$42.00
$63.00
Senior 65+
$3.00
$21.45
$42.00
$63.00
Adult 19+
$4.00
$28.50
$56.00
$79.35
The
Team
Get Trained Today.
SHALLOW WATER FITNESS This low impact fitness class takes
First Aid & CPR
Upcoming Training Dates
place in the shallow end of the pool. High energy music combined with resistance
exercises provide the participants with a cardio workout as well as development
of muscular strength and endurance.
Babysitting
First Aid
CPR Level C & HCP
Recertifications
WHMIS
DEEP WATER FITNESS This no impact fitness class incorporates a high
energy workout in the deep end of the pool. Floatation belts and hand floats are
used to provide a well rounded cardiovascular workout. All levels of swimmers are
welcome as the flotation belts help to keep participants afloat.
AQUA JOG Aqua Jogging is exactly what it sounds like…it’s jogging…in
the water…but there is actually more to it than that. If you’ve suffered certain kinds
of knee or leg injuries that keep you from running on land while you recover, aqua
jogging can actually be an excellent alternative to help you stay fit.
June 15 & 16
June 22 & 23
June 23 & 24
July 6 & 7
July 15 & 16
July 20 & 21
August 3 & 4
August 12 & 13
August 17 & 18
Don’t see one that works for you? See all of our course dates or request a
course by visiting www.lifesavingteam.ca!
AQUA ZUMBA Aqua Zumba is low-impact and appeals to anyone who likes
Contact us at
[email protected] or (709) 764-3606
to register today!
Zumba but doesn’t want to get as hot as in the land-based classes. Aqua Zumba is
classic aqua aerobics with Latin flavor added. Eighty to ninety percent of your body
weight is displaced in the water when the water is at your chest level. Your knees, hips
and back undergo less pounding when doing Aqua Zumba. At the same time, your
body works four times harder than on land. Come get wet and have a blast!
KETTLE BELL This new class is broken down to perform ballistic exercises
that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training. By their nature, kettlebell exercises build strength and endurance, particularly in the lower back, legs, and
shoulders, and increase grip strength. This class is suited to all levels from beginner to
advanced as participants are encouraged to go at their own pace to suit their ability
and needs. Come try this class out, it is the ultimate conditioning tool!
BODY BAR Body bar fitness uses weighted bars, hand weights, stability balls
and tubing to improve muscular strength and endurance. This class incorporates
several styles of strength training to ensure a well-rounded workout.
ZUMBA The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow
moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is
simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked!
STROLLERCISE No more “just pushing the stroller.” Strollercise is a great
activity that will allow parents to get in shape while bonding with their child and socialize with other parents about the challenges of caring for a newborn. The workout
consists of cardio (walking or jogging), lunges, squats, push-ups, tricep dips, core and
more. Strollercise is energetic and motivating, this atmosphere is perfect for parents
and babies, just what you need!
MIXED YOGA This drop in class is designed for beginners and intermediates
to work side by side practising solid fundamentals, gaining a deeper awareness of
your body while developing higher levels of focus, strength, flexibility and endurance.
Modifications will be introduced to more complex poses allowing beginners to work
at their own level.
MIXED YOGA
Mixed Yoga brings all levels of yoga
practitioner into one class. Our
Instructor demonstrates various
poses and variations of each pose
that will challenge all participants
regardless of their yoga experience.
Location: Airport Heights Centre
Date: July 3 to Aug. 28 (8 weeks)
No class offered Regatta Day (Aug. 7)
Day: Wednesday
Time:
7 to 8:15 p.m.
Cost:
$70
H.G.R. MEWS COMMUNITY CENTRE
FITNESS SCHEDULE July 2 – August 30, 2013
Class
Day/Time:
Shallow Water Fitness
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.
9 to 9:50 a.m.
Deep Water Fitness
Wednesday
8:30 to 9:20 p.m.
Aqua Jog
Thursday
8:30 to 9:20 p.m.
Aqua Zumba
Monday
Wednesday
8:30 to 9:20 p.m.
9 to 9:50 a.m.
Kettle Bell
Tuesday
6 to 6:50 p.m.
Body Bar
Monday
6:30 to 7:20 p.m.
Zumba
Wednesday
6:30 to 7:20 p.m.
Strollercise
Tuesday
10 to 10:50 a.m.
Mixed Yoga
Wednesday
7:30 to 8:20 p.m.
WEDGEWOOD PARK RECREATION CENTRE
FITNESS SCHEDULE July 2 – August 30, 2013
Deep Water Fitness
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 9:20 p.m.
Wednesday
11 to 11:50 a.m.
BOWRING PARK SWIMMING POOL
FITNESS SCHEDULE July 5 – August 30, 2013
Aqua Zumba - Free
Thursday
12 to 12:45 p.m.
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Changes this summer for
Bannerman Park
Bannerman Park will undergo a major makeover this summer
as construction work begins on a number of projects.
Some of the new and exciting features which are being
constructed this summer include:
• Upgrades to the Bannerman Park Pool House;
• Playground upgrades;
• New Accessible Splashpad;
• Skating Trail for winter use.
To facilitate the construction work, the playground and pool
will both be unavailable for the 2013 summer season. The
softball field and other open green spaces within the park will
be unaffected, although the parking lot will be unavailable at
times due to construction.
The Department of Recreation will increase its programming
at the Bowring Park Pool to help offset the closure of the
Bannerman Park outdoor pool facility as the pool house
undergoes remodelling. The swimming pools at the
Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre and the H.G.R. Mews
Community Centre are another great place to beat the heat.
Please visit the City of St. John’s website for up-to-date
information on the swimming schedule.
Please visit the City of St. John’s website at www.stjohns.ca
for more information on the upcoming closures and all of the
exciting projects being developed in Bannerman Park.
Who’s Who in the Inclusion Community
INCLUSION COMMUNITY AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Association for the Deaf
726-6672 www.nlad.org
Autism Society of NL
722-2803 www.autism.nf.net
Canadian Hard of Hearing Assoc. NL
753-3224 www.chha-nl.nl.ca
CNIB
754-1180 www.cnib.ca
Canadian Mental Health (NL)
753-8550 www.cmhanl.ca
CHANNAL
753-2560 www.channal.ca
Children’s Protection Services
752-4238 after hours: 752-4619
Coalition of Persons with a Disability
722-7011 www.codnl.ca
Community Connections
777-3689 www.thrivecyn.ca
Easter Seals NL
754-1399 www.eastersealsnl.ca
Emmanuel House
754-2072
Epilepsy NL
722-0502 www.epilepsynl.com
Independent Living Resource Centre
722-4031 www.ilrc-nl.ca
Iris Kirby House 753-1492 www.iriskirbyhouse.nf.net
Learning Disabilities Association
753-1445 www.ldanl.ca
Longside Club
722-4338
Mental Health Crisis Line
737-4668
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
368-2009 www.mssociety.ca
Muscular Dystrophy Chapter of NL
1-800-884-6322 www.muscle.ca
NL Association for Community Living
722-0790 www.nlacl.ca
NL Brain Injury Association
579-3070 www.nlbia.ca
Office of the Child/Youth Advocate
753-3888 www.childandyouthadvocate.nl.ca
Special Olympics
738-1923 www.sonl.ca
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) NL
753-5901 www.sci-nl.ca
Stella Burry Community Services 738-8390 www.stellaburry.ca
Tourettes Syndrome Foundation
745-8732 www.tourette.ca
Vera Perlin Society
739-6017 www.veraperlinsociety.ca
Waypoints
Wilderness
Adventure Camp
Waypoints, a leader in the field of child and youth care has been assisting children,
youth and families for over 35 years in Newfoundland and Labrador. In June 2013,
Waypoints will officially launch adventure based programming at our camp location
on Southwest Pond, located 2km South on the Salmonier Line. For information on
supporting Waypoints in this initiative, please contact us at:
Tel: 709-738-3392
•
Fax 709-738-8755
[email protected]
•
www.waypointsnl.ca
FACILITY RENTALS
Who’s Who in the Community
Check online at www.stjohns.ca under Recreation
links for a complete listing for community
organizations, their contact information and their
websites
ORGANIZATION TELEPHONE
Anna Templeton Centre for Craft & Art Design 739-7623
Association for New Canadians
722-9680
Bicycle Newfoundland and Labrador (BNL) 576-3397
Bowring Park Foundation
364-1531
Boys & Girls Club 579-0181 ext. 103
Buckmaster’s Circle Community Centre
579-0718 ext. 221
Canadian Red Cross
758-8400
Chalker Place Tenant’s Assoc. (Agatha Tobin) 754-3699
Choices for Youth
754-3047
City of St. John’s Sport and Events
576-5627
Thrive - CYN, St. John’s
754-0536
Cygnus Gymnastics
739-8197
Easter Seals
754-1399
Eric and McKay Tenant’s Assoc.
738-5671
Friends of Victoria Park
576-1545
Froude Avenue Community Centre
579-0763
Green Belt Tennis Club
722-3840
Goulds Recreation Association
745-7575
Kilbride Lions Community Centre
368-0250
Libraries
A.C. Hunter Library Office (adult library)
737-2133
Office (children’s library)
737-3953
Marjorie Mews Library
737-3020
Michael Donovan Library
737-2621
Lifesaving Society- NL Branch
576-1953
MacMorran Community Centre
722-1168
Newfoundland & Labrador Basketball Assoc. 576-0247
Newfoundland & Labrador Soccer Assoc.
576-0601
Newfoundland & Labrador Sports Centre 729-6580
Newfoundland & Labrador Ultimate Assoc. www.ultimatenl.ca
Newfoundland & Labrador Volleyball Assoc. 576-0817
Parkside Community Centre
745-1775
Caribou Softball Complex
726-7877
Rabbittown Community Centre
739-8482
Rainbow Riders (Therapeutic Riding Program) 738-1055
Recreation Newfoundland & Labrador
729-3892
Salter Place Tenant’s Association (Bob Gallop) 237-3032
Seniors Resource Centre
737-2333
Shea Heights Community Centre
576-1023
Softball Newfoundland and Labrador
576-7049
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador
576-4932
St. John’s Clean and Beautiful
570-0350
St. John’s Minor Baseball 576-8464
St. John’s Rowing Club
576-0082
St. John’s Senior Soccer Association
576-8041
Techniplex - Indoor Soccer Complex
726-7877
Tennis Newfoundland & Labrador
722-3840
Vibrant Communities
753-9860
Virginia Park Community Centre
579-4534
Waterford Valley Softball
745-7343
Waypoints Wilderness Adventure Camp
738-8755
West heights Tenant’s Assoc.
579-5544
YMCA
754-2960
YWCA
[email protected]
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The City of St. John’s offers many facilities both indoor and outdoor that are
available to citizens of St. John’s. For booking information please call (709)
576-8499 or E-mail: [email protected]
Looking for an outdoor sport facility for a special event or a family fun day.
Please contact [email protected] or call (709) 576-8412. Visit www.
stjohns.ca to download a facility rental application.
Many St. John’s outdoor sites are great locations to hold special events
year round. Special Events Applications are available online at
www.stjohns.ca or E-mail [email protected]
ST. JOHN’S CABOT 500 THEATRE
This beautiful outdoor facility, located in Bowring Park, can
host many events from theatrical productions to musical
performances and can accommodate up to 750 people.
ROTARY SUNSHINE PARK CHALET
The Rotary “Sunshine” Park Chalet is a modern facility that can sleep 24 people. Many amenities are
available for programming, meetings, and social functions
including: full kitchen with dishwasher, propane fireplace,
outdoor barbeque and large patio deck. The chalet is
located in a tranquil setting with outdoor fields and an
unsupervised swimming / beach area. Booking applications are available at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
or Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre.
ST. JOHN’S RECREATION CENTRE
Located in Buckmaster’s Circle (off Rickett’s Road or Pennywell Road). A spacious facility ideal for any
sporting activity or event; including soccer, ball hockey,
tennis, and badminton. Two courts or one oversize court
are available for rent. Amenities include: gymnasium
rental, facility rentals, male and female change rooms
and shower facilities, wheelchair accessible, parking.
H.G.R. MEWS COMMUNITY CENTRE
Located at 40 Mundy Pond Road (Corner of Mundy Pond Road and Ropewalk Lane), this multi-purpose
facility offers many amenities including: racquetball courts,
gymnasium, multi-purpose room for meetings and small
gatherings, 25 metre swimming pool with diving board,
pool viewing area, co-ed steam room/dry sauna, wheelchair
accessible, pool lift, chairs and, ample parking.
WEDGEWOOD PARK RECREATION CENTRE
Located at 47 Gleneyre Street off Torbay Road. This multi-purpose facility offers many amenities including: gymnasium, multi-purpose room for meetings and
small gatherings, 18 metre swimming pool, pool viewing
area, outdoor tennis courts, wheelchair accessible, pool lift,
chairs and, ample parking.
SHEA HEIGHTS COMMUNITY
CENTRE
Shea Heights Community Centre is available for rentals to host
birthday parties, baby and wedding showers and meetings.
Amenities include: Multipurpose Room, Kitchen. Please note: Rentals
are based on the availability of staff.
THE KILBRIDE LIONS COMMUNITY
CENTRE
Located off Fahey Street and is available for children’s birthday
parties, showers, meetings, etc. The facility offers the following
amenities: multi-purpose room, kitchen, wheelchair accessibility.
Please note: Rentals are based on the availability of staff.
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