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Burnside Gorge Community Association
Burnside Gorge
Community News
Vol. 27 No. 09 September 2013 www.burnsidegorge.ca
BGCA Program Guide
Highlights for Fall 2013
Volunteer Callout for the 13th Annual
Gorge Waterway Cleanup on September 21st
Check out our NEW Fall Programs
See the Activity Guide…INSIDE…or online!
New for your kids this fall…
Sportball
More Sportball classes, now offered on Fridays
AND Sundays. Sportball offers sports instruction for children 16 mos-12 years and emphasizes
building confidence and self-esteem while developing sport skills in eight popular sports: soccer,
hockey, basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis, golf
and football.
Junior Jazzercise
Junior Jazzercise for children 6-10 years with Chelsea Sihota, Saturday mornings 11:00am starting in
October. Junior Jazzercise is a perfect program to
get kids active and help them learn the importance
of exercise and health all while having FUN! The
classes combine easy-to-follow dance moves and
fitness games to popular music.
Yearning for Yoga? Check out these new classes
and instructors!
QiYoga and Flow Yoga
with Cedar Sorenson
Yoga is a profound part of Cedar’s life as she is a
dedicated practitioner, student and teacher of yoga
and Yoga Therapist. Yoga is not reserved for only
the ‘bendy’ flexible types but is, as she believes,
available to every body and everybody! She believes a practice will lead you to greater peace,
health and connection.
Finding Inner Balance with Yoga
Elke Schlufter believes that midlife – although
a natural transition – can be a challenge for men as
well as for women and can sometimes be met with
physical and mental discomforts. A consistent, relevant yoga practice can have a positive balancing
effect.
Nature Wise Yoga
Jenny Feick offers a unique style of yoga that
integrates nature appreciation into her classes.
She offers classes throughout the city that includes
yoga for gardeners, for hikers, for flow and for
those on the go.
The 13th Annual Gorge Waterway Cleanup
Saturday September 21st, 2013
10:00am-12noon
Waterfront Crescent
(near the Galloping Goose Trestle Bridge)
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rab your boots and gloves and join us for the
13th Annual Gorge Waterway Cleanup where
we do our part to help clean the local shorelines
and waterway. This event brings the community
together to make a difference to our local environment while contributing to the success of the Great
Canadian Shoreline Cleanup initiative.
Clean up efforts last year resulted in the collection of close to two tons of debris retrieved from
the shoreline as well as below the water’s surface.
Volunteers scoured the shoreline on foot; scuba
divers found interesting items below the water’s
surface; and paddlers helped ferry the finds to the
shoreline for collection into the Ellice Recycle bin.
Yoga for 55+
Laurie Davis is a yoga teacher and has a therapeutic certification with the Ajna School of Yoga.
Laurie offers yoga classes throughout the city and
focuses on benefits to your balance through yoga.
Her gentle classes are designed to promote relaxation, health and wellness.
Meditation for Chronic Pain
Christopher Lamb has a BSc and MPT and knows
of chronic pain first hand. He has designed a program that will educate participants on strategies
that can be effectively employed for pain management. He will also guide participants through
meditation practices that can empower.
Yoga Workshops with Lindsay Hounslow
Take a look inside our Fall Guide to see when
Lindsay is offering a variety of yoga workshops
and register before they fill up!
Spanish with Anamaria
Get ready for your winter vacation with these
popular classes with Anamaria Medina. She offers
Spanish classes for the beginner as well as the intermediate conversational speaking participant.
Clean up efforts are making a difference as those
who attended the Gorge Swim Fest last month will
confirm, especially those who took the plunge. The
Gorge is a fantastic area that offers sandy beaches,
pebble beaches, rocky cliffs and is clean enough to
swim in. Please continue to make a difference and
join us again this year as a community member or
a corporate team builder.
Volunteers, SCUBA divers and sponsors are
needed. Contact Sandy for information on how
to volunteer for or sponsor this event. Please note
that a limited number of boots and gloves will be
available to borrow so please bring your own if you
have them.
Sandy Ferrin, BGCA Community
Recreation & Education Coordinator
Phone: 250-388-5251
Email: [email protected]
The Drawing Studio
Tap into your creative side while you dabble with
pastels, pencils, pen and ink! New to Burnside
Gorge, Susan Aili brings a wealth of experience
from Vancouver where she offered various programs to various groups.
Tablet Essentials with Janet Epps
Bring your fully charged tablet and learn the essentials and about the great potential in the handson workshops available… see inside the guide for a
complete listing.
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EXTENDED HOURS
7:30 am to 9:00 pm
Sat.,Sun.& Hol. 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Mon. to Fri.
101 Burnside Rd. West ( between Tillicum and Harriet )
www.burnsideclinic.ca
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X - R AY • L A B • P H A R M A C Y • P H Y S I O
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Burnside Gorge Community News September 2013
Burnside Gorge
Community News
Published by the
Burnside Gorge Community Association
471 Cecelia Rd Victoria BC, V8T 4T4
T. 250-388-5251 | F. 250-388-5269
www.burnsidegorge.ca
BGCA Board of Directors
Tamara Leonard-Vail, President
Tracy James, Vice-President
John Sanderson, Treasurer
Michelle Peterson, Secretary
Samuel Jang
Murray Langdon
Gary MacDougall
TJ Schur
TO ADVERTISE
As a not-for-profit organization, we depend on advertising
to cover publishing costs. Please contact us for current
rates and information:
Editor: Geraldine Bulosan
Phone: 250-388-5251 ext. 222
Email: [email protected]
Note: Written contributions do not necessarily reflect
the opinions of the BGCA or its staff.
This community publication is made possible by support
from the City of Victoria and the Allen and Loreen
Vandekerhove Family Foundation. Thank you!
Stay connected with Burnside Gorge:
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mortgages
community involvement
Invest in Vancity and you’re investing
in the community. Since 1994 our
Shared Success program has contributed
almost $140 million to our members
and the community.
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3075 Douglas Street, Victoria
250.519.7423
vancity.com
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Dodd’s Furniture 715Call
388-6663
across from Mayfair shopping centre
BGCA Family Self-Sufficiency Program:
Saving Your Money
A
s we transition into Fall (when we’re not
wholeheartedly resisting the idea; if the sun is
still shining) we begin to turn our thoughts to battening down the hatches. Kids are back at school,
schedules fill up with activities, and we return to
the routines and planning that keeps everyone on
track, while keeping us sane.
By adding a savings plan to our routine, this
plan will act in the same way to keep us on track
and feeling connected to our goals and dreams (i.e.
sane). If you’ve been reading along with us, you
may remember our Spring series “Making Your
Dreams Come True” which looked at:
• connecting our values to our life vision
• implemented the first step of tracking our
spending in order to become aware about
where our money is actually going
• ensuring we are using our money to support
our life vision
In the final article
we identified several
money goals for ourselves. Don’t worry
if you missed these
previous articles –
you can catch up by
reading the “Making
Your Dreams Come
True” three-part series which can be
found in our online
newsletter archive
at
burnsidegorge.
ca, or you can just
settle in and start
with this next series
about saving.
There is no exact
science to getting
our finances working for us – what is
most important is to make a start wherever you
are and wherever you can. Some financial goals we
have might have are: creating an emergency fund,
saving for our children’s education, purchasing a
computer, budgeting for school supplies, planning
a trip or even our retirement needs.
The first step to realizing these dreams is to determine the time frame: short term (1-2 m), medium term (12 m) or long term (beyond 12 m). The
length of time may be determined by the cost of
the goal and/or when you will need the item (i.e.
Retirement is further down the road than your
need for emergency funds might be).
This table may help you to recognize your financial goals and begin to get a clearer picture of
which time frame they fit into:
GOAL
The next step will be to determine if your preferred time frames and goals are realistic within
your current budget. This is where your previous
efforts to identify your money values and establish
a practice of tracking your spending will become
invaluable.
If you determine that your goals and time
frames are currently not realistic, you will have
several choices to make: you may need to increase
your savings time frame, reassess your spending
if you determine some of your current spending is
less important to you than your savings goals, or
look for ways to increase your income.
Over the next few articles we will look more
closely at refining and reassessing our spending
habits, ‘finding’ money to put towards our savings
goals, and things to consider when choosing where
you will keep your savings.
The Family Self
Sufficiency Program
(FSS)
FSS is an asset
building and financial literacy skill development program
for families with low
incomes. FSS supports families to increase their financial
literacy skills, build
financial assets and
manage long-term
goals.
You can find more
information about
the FSS Program at
http://www.burnsidegorge.ca/familyself-sufficiency-program
If this program
sounds like it might be a fit for you and you are
living in subsidized housing with at least one dependent, please call the FSS staff at 250-388-5251.
We are most grateful for the support we receive,
including BC Housing, The Barnes Family Foundation, The Bosa Properties Foundation, Social and
Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), United Way of Greater Victoria, VanCity Savings Credit
Union, Victoria Firefighter’s Charitable Foundation and the Victoria Women In Need Community
Cooperative.
COST
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TIME FRAME
We won’t be undersold!
Total Monthly Savings Needed
Locally owned and operated. Serving Victoria since 1977.
www.doddsfurniture.com
Rob Fleming, MLA
Victoria – Hillside
1020 Hillside Avenue
250 360.2023
[email protected]
Serving Our Community
MONTHLY SAVINGS REQUIRED
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Burnside Gorge Community News September 2013
Fall Youth Programs at
the BC SPCA
Culture Days in the Square : Sept 27-29
T
he Victoria African Caribbean Cultural Society
(VACCS) and Ethno Concept-Culture (ECC)
present “Culture Days in the Square” on September 27 th, 28th and 29th. The event’s primary goal is
to promote inclusivity, awareness, engagement and
participation in art and culture for all Canadians.
The VACCS and ECC would like to invite artists,
diverse cultural groups, non-profit organizations,
community associations, businesses, members of
the community and anyone who wants to share
his/her knowledge of culture and the arts to take
part in this event to create the largest Culture Days
event on Vancouver Island.
There are many possibilities to get involved:
• Workshop booths: offer free, fun and interactive workshops. (i.e. stories, paintings,
creative writing, poetry.) We are open to
creativity and suggestions!
• Live performers for Centennial Square
Stage: music, dancing, singing, drumming,
etc.
• Market: vendor spaces and info booths
available to sell artisan products or services
relative to local arts, culture and the arts.
• International Food Village: increase awareness of the diverse cultural palates in
Greater Victoria. Space is limited – food
trucks welcome!
• Kids Zone: provide fun and interactive
activities.
Anyone, professional or not, can participate in
this event to promote culture and the arts with the
audience. For more information contact Pulchérie
Mboussi, Event Manager with VACCS at [email protected]; phone 250-884-0739 or 250813-2697; visit www.bc.culturedays.ca or www.
facebook.com/VictoriaCultureDays
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By Pamela King, BC SPCA Humane Education Coordinator
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t’s that time of year again! Victoria kids are back
to school — and that means reading, writing,
arithmetic… and Rover?
That’s right: thanks to BC SPCA youth programs, there are plenty of opportunities for animal
welfare learning this fall and winter.
At school, BC SPCA classroom presentations
make learning about animal issues accessible for
all children. Teachers can arrange for volunteer humane educators to bring their temperament-tested
dogs into the classroom and provide presentations
on a variety of animal welfare subjects as well as
dog bite safety.
Students who are especially keen to advocate
for animals can turn their passion into an extracurricular activity by starting a club. The BC SPCA
School Club Manual, available free of charge, includes a wide range of activity suggestions to help
make every club a success.
Outside of the classroom, kids can continue to
explore their love of animals by attending youth
workshops at the BC SPCA Victoria Branch’s new
education space. Held on Pro-D Days, these workshops are fun, educational and an excellent childcare option. And when the winter holidays roll
around, watch out for announcements on special
winter break workshops, as well as drop-in events
for families.
And if all that’s not enough to keep the kids
busy, parents can also book their children’s birthday parties at the BC SPCA Victoria Branch.
For more information on any of these programs,
please visit www.spca.bc.ca/youth or contact Breeanna McDonald, Regional Humane Education Coordinator, at [email protected]
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Fitness: A Key To Avoiding Falls
By Janine Innes, Lifeline Community Representative
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taying fit takes on increased importance as
we get older. Staying physically active and exercising regularly can help prevent and decrease
chronic diseases and disabilities. Older people
have much to gain from staying active1, including
the fact it can help reduce the risk of falls.2
Always speak to your physician before
beginning an exercise program. To stay active and agile, Canada’s Physical Activity Guide
says older adults can choose a variety of activities
from each of the following three groups:
Endurance
• Continuous activities that make you feel
warm and breathe deeply
• Improve your heart, lungs, and circulatory
system
• Increase your energy
Flexibility
• Gentle reaching, bending, and stretching
• Keep your muscles relaxed and joints mobile
• Move more easily and be more agile
Strength & Balance
• Lift weights, do resistance activities
Sol Food Cafe & Sol Fine Foods
Monday-Friday
T. 250-381-6629
F. 250-381-6618
#101-2955 Jutland Rd
solfinefoods.com
Getting started is easier than you might think:
• Build physical activity into your daily routine
• Do the activities you are doing now, more
often
• Walk wherever and whenever you can, and
move around frequently
• Start slowly with easy stretching
• Find activities that you enjoy or try a class
in your community
Even with regular exercise, falls can still be a
concern for older adults. In the event of a fall or
a medical emergency, Lifeline connects you with
prompt and caring assistance, any time of the day
or night. In addition, Lifeline with AutoAlert* provides an added layer of protection by automatically placing a call for help if a fall is detected and
you can’t push your button because you are disoriented, immobilized, or unconscious.
To find out more about the Lifeline service,
please call Victoria Lifeline at 250-475-6415 or
visit www.lifeline.ca.
1. Province, Michael A. Ph.D. et al., “The Effects of Exercise
on Falls in Elderly Patients,” Journal of the American
Medical Association, May 3, 1995, Vol. 273, No. 17, 13411347.
2. Dutta, C., Ph.D., Ory, M., Ph.D. Co-Chairpersons, et al.,
Exercise: A Guide from the National Institute on Aging.
What Can Exercise Do For Me? National Institute on
Aging, 1998.
*AutoAlert option is locally available at participating Lifeline programs. AutoAlert does not
detect 100% of falls. If able, you should always
press your button when you need help.
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Cafe, Deli, Catering
7am-4pm
• Improve balance and posture
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• Prevent bone loss
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Victoria, BC V9A 4V2
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In Your Community: Labour Day weekend events, fairs, festivals and more...
Saanich Fair
1528 Stellys Cross Road
Aug 31, Sept 1-2
8am-9pm
Kids ages 6 and under – free!
Canada’s oldest Chinatown offers a variety of
themed entertainment nights, food and a vendors
market. FMI: www.chinatownnightmarket.ca
Live music, kids zone, pirate school, midway rides,
games, contests, vendors market, auction/raffle,
craft show, food vendors, competitions and more!
FMI: www.saanichfair.ca or call 250-652-3314
Vancouver Island Blues Bash
Inner Harbour, Ship Point Picnic site
Aug 31, Sept 1-2
Luxton Fall Fair
1040 Marwood Ave (off Sooke rd at Luxton rd)
Sept 13-15
Admission by donation
Midway rides open Sept 12! Enjoy a variety heritage
displays, a pancake breakfast, live music, chainsaw carving artists, blacksmithing demos, vendors
market, food booths, and much more! FMI: www.
luxtonfair.ca
Select free performances featuring local, regional
and international blues and R&B artists/groups.
FMI: jazzvictoria.ca/blues-bash or call 250-3884423
Chinatown Night Market
Fisgard st at Government st
Sept 11, 5-9pm
Call for Participants:
Indigenous Youth Artist Showcase
Registration open house: Thursday, September 19, 6-9 p.m.
Open Space Arts Society - 510 Fort Street
case. Applicants should have an established artistic practice and be interested in having their artwork in a studio exhibit, as well as participating in
mentorship and supported studio time with other
Indigenous artists, elders, and mentors. FMI: web:
http://www.openspace.ca/iyas; email: [email protected]; phone: 250-383-8833
Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concerts
Centennial Square, Douglas st at
Pandora (next to City Hall)
July 2 to Sept 27
12-1pm
Bring your lunch - and some sunscreen - and soak
up some sun and free tunes. From classical to
world beat, folk to jazz and baroque to blues, there’s
something for everyone. FMI: www.victoria.ca or
call 250-361-0500
Indigenous youth ages 15 to 24 who are passionate
about making art are invited apply to this show-
September 2013
Burnside Gorge
Programs, activities & events at your community centre!
All programs take place at the Burnside
Gorge Community Centre (471 Cececlia Rd)
unless otherwise noted
a unique and innovative community centre
471 Cecelia Road | ph #: 250-388-5251
www.burnsidegorge.ca
* Drop in costs
Family Dinner
Toddler Art
Seniors Lunch & Learn
Fitness Programs
N Closures
BGCA Facilities: Aug 31-Sept 2 (BC stat holidays)
Family Centre drop-in programs: Aug 25-Sept 9
Youth Centre drop-in programs: Aug 29-Sept 10
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Family Centre programs
by donation
$2/family
$3
$10 - new price!
Mother Goose: 0-5 years
Parent/Tot Drop In: 0-5 years
Toddler Art: 1-5 years
** Registration required
f Program location
Burnside Campus, 3130 Jutland Rd
Sunday
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BGCA CLOSED:
Aug 31-Sept 2 ,
Labour Day stat
holiday
Monday
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BGCA CLOSED:
Aug 31-Sept 2 ,
Labour Day stat
holiday
Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Qi Yoga *
4-5pm
10
Kindergym Drop In f
9:30am-10:45am
11
Toddler Art *
9:30-10:30am
Parent & Tot Drop In
10:30am-12pm
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Sportball: Jr (16-24
mos) ** f
9-9:45am
Sportball: Parent &
Child (2-4 yrs) ** f
9:45-10:30am
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Clothing Swap
10am-12pm
Parent & Tot Drop In
11am-12pm
12
Youth Centre Drop In
4:30-8pm
Family Dinner Drop In *
5pm
Seniors Lunch & Learn* Guy Stuff (11-15 yrs)
4-5:30pm
12-2pm
Youth Centre Drop In
5:30-8pm
15
Sportball: Me & My Dad
(2-4 yrs) ** f
9:45-10:30am
Sportball: Multisport
4-6 yrs ** f
10:30-11:30am
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Tablet Essentials
Workshops: **
Apple iPad
9:30am-12pm
17
Kindergym Drop In f
9:30am-10:45am
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Toddler Art *
9:30-10:30am
Parent & Tot Drop In
10:30am-12pm
Samsung Galaxy
1-3:30pm
Parent & Tot Drop In
11am-12pm
Seniors Lunch & Learn* Guy Stuff (11-15 yrs)
4-5:30pm
12-2pm
Youth Centre Drop In
5:30-8pm
Qi Yoga *
4-5pm
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Sportball: Me & My Dad Drawing Studio **
2-3pm
(2-4 yrs) ** f
9:45-10:30am
Qi Yoga *
4-5pm
Sportball: Multisport
Flow Yoga *
4-6 yrs ** f
5:15-6:15pm
10:30-11:30am
Youth Centre Drop In
4:30-8pm
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Sportball: Jr (16-24
mos) ** f
Family Dinner Drop In * 9-9:45am
Sportball: Parent &
5pm
Child (2-4 yrs) ** f
Parent & Tot Drop In
9:45-10:30am
5:30pm-7pm
Youth Centre Drop In
Zumba Dance Fitness * f
4:30-8pm
5:15-6:15pm
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Youth Centre Drop In
4:30-8pm
Inner Balance Yoga *
7-8pm
Yoga for Hikers *
7-8:15pm
24
Kindergym Drop In f
9:30am-10:45am
25
Toddler Art *
9:30-10:30am
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Youth Centre Drop In
4:30-8pm
Parent & Tot Drop In
11am-12pm
Parent & Tot Drop In
10:30am-12pm
Seniors Lunch & Learn* Guy Stuff (11-15 yrs)
4-5:30pm
12-2pm
Home Yoga Workshop **
Youth Centre Drop In
7-8:30pm
5:30-8pm
Inner Balance Yoga *
7-8pm
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Sportball: Me & My Dad Drawing Studio **
2-3pm
(2-4 yrs) ** f
9:45-10:30am
Qi Yoga *
4-5pm
Sportball: Multisport
Flow Yoga *
4-6 yrs ** f
5:15-6:15pm
10:30-11:30am
Parent & Tot Drop In
5:30pm-7pm
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Sportball: Jr (16-24
mos) ** f
Family Dinner Drop In * 9-9:45am
Sportball: Parent &
5pm
Child (2-4 yrs) ** f
Parent & Tot Drop In
9:45-10:30am
5:30pm-7pm
55+ Yoga *
Zumba Dance Fitness * f
10:30-11:30am
5:15-6:15pm
Youth Centre Drop In
Yoga for Hikers *
4:30-8pm
7-8:15pm
Mother Goose
10am-10:45am
Parent & Tot Drop In
10:45am-12pm
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Mother Goose
10am-10:45am
Parent & Tot Drop In
10:45am-12pm
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Mother Goose
10am-10:45am
Parent & Tot Drop In
10:45am-12pm
Check out our Fall Program Guide inside this issue for full details about September programs and more!
October Programs include: Junior Jazzercise (6-10 years), Girls Night In (12-16 years), Education & Meditation
for Chronic Pain, Natural High Yoga, Yoga breathing workshop, 10 Basic Yoga postures workshop, Spanish language programs for beginners and intermediate learners, and a variety of computer Tablet workshops.
There’s something for everyone at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre!