Programs

WINTER Registration Night – JANUARY 9 & 11, 2018

Registration is Tuesday, January 9 and Thursday January 11, 2018, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Brunskill School (Multi-Purpose Room), 101 Wiggins Avenue North.

A membership fee of $10/individual, $20/family per year is required to participate in programs and must be presented at the time of registration. A fee of $10 will apply to late registrations. Varsity View Community Association honours other community association memberships.

In an effort to ensure everyone who wants to particpate can, cost-as-a-barrier assistance is available for those facing hardships. To inquire, please contact Barb (blgiles@sasktel.net) or inquire with any volunteer on registration night. All inquiries are confidential.

Email the Indoor Program Coordinator with registration or program questions.


WINTER 2018 Programs:

Note: All programs are at Brunskill School unless noted otherwise.

ProgramAgeLocationTimeStartCost
ProgramAgeLocationTimeStartCost
ALL AGES
Tae Kwon Do - Beginner6+Main Gym (W)
MPR (F)
W/F; 6:30-7:15 PMJan. 17$85
Tae Kwon Do - Intermediate8+Main Gym (W)
MPR (F)
W/F; 7:15-8:00 PMJan. 17$125
Tae Kwon Do - Advanced10+Main Gym (W)
MPR (F)
W/F; 8:00-9:00 PMJan. 17$150
ADULT
Badminton (racket req'd)AdultMain GymTU; 8:30-10:15 PMJan. 16$45
Badminton (racket req'd)AdultMain GymTH; 8:30-10:15 PMJan. 18$45
Conversational Spanish-beginnerAdultLibraryTU; 6-7 PMJan. 16$110
Conversational Spanish-advancedAdultLibraryTU; 7:15-8:15 PMJan. 16$110
JazzercizeAdultMPRTU; 6:30-7:30 PMJan. 16$75
Learn to Knit & CrochetAdultTBATH; 7-9 PMJan. 18$40
Self Defense for WomenAdultMPRM; 8:30-9:30 PMJan. 15$75
Yoga - Multi-levelAdultMPRM; 6:30-8 PMJan. 15$110
Yoga - Multi-levelAdultMPRW; 6:30-8 PMJan. 17$110
Yoga - gentleAdultMPRTH; 6:30-8 PMJan. 18$110
CHILDREN
Learn to Skate5-8Brunskill RinkTBATBATBA
Run Jump Throw Wheel6-12Main GymF; 6-7 PMJan. 12$50
Tae Kwon Do - Pre-Beginner3-5MPRW; 6:00-6:30 PMJan. 17$50
Tae Kwon Do - Pre-Beginner3-5Main GymF; 6:00-6:30 PMJan. 12$50

MESSAGE FROM INDOOR COORDINATORS

Hello VVCA members, it is that time again to think about what can I do to get me out of the house and make winter go by quicker? Come on out a try something different or keep on going with what you are doing!!

Mark January 9 & 11, 7-8:30 on your calendars!

Our instructor is healthy now so self defence for women is a go!! Unfortunately we have to move it to Monday nights from 8:30-9:30! NOTE this is a change from the City’s Leisure Guide!
Other changes from the Leisure Guide include Tae Kwon Do pre-beginners should say OR instead of AND, that is, Wednesday OR Friday
The Thursday night Yoga class was also missed in the Leisure Guide! Don’t you worry we put it back in in our newsletter!

Hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season!! Here is to a short winter filled with a lot of fun!!

Spring Soccer and Basketball registrations will be announced at a later date!!

– Barb and Maya


Program Descriptions

Soccer Registration

Registration will be on-line, TBD.

Basketball Registration

Registration will be on-line, TBD.

Badminton

This is for adults age 18+. Bring your own racquet! Experienced players are invited to register for Badminton on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 8-10:15pm, also in the Brunskill School gym. These sessions will be capped at 20 registrants per day.

Jazzersize

An adult program, it is a pulse-providing fitness program that gets you results fast. It is a calorie torching, hip swivelling dance party with a got play list to distract you from the burn. The high intensity dance workout targets the 3 major muscle groups – upper body, abs, & legs – so you’ll feel it where you need it!
Don’t know how to dance? Oh yes you do! The dance moves are basic and the instructor will make sure you don’t miss a beat! Speaking of instructor, Penny totes a passion for fitness and is evaluated on a regular basis, and CPR certified! She started teaching in 1979 and then took a 13 year hiatus returning in 2010. She will lead you on your journey that challenges your body and frees your mind while the stress of the day melts away!

Learn to Crochet or Knit

The first class will be to decide on a project and instructor will tell you the supplies you will need then after that bring supplies to next class and let’s get stitching! Or if you just want to come out and stitch that is great!

Run Jump Throw Wheel

A national program sponsored by The Hershey Company and developed by Athletics Canada. It teaches fundamental movement skills and develops physical literacy. Using track and field games, activities and skill challenges lead by instructors trained to teach running, jumping, throwing and wheeling (children in wheelchairs). The goal is to provide a physical activity program that serves as a strong foundation for all sports. It assists children in learning to move more efficiently so the grow into athletes who are active, productive, and healthy citizens. For mor information go to the following links: http://saskathletics.ca/ and http://runjumpthrowwheel.ca/.

TaeKwon-Do

• Preschool TaeKwon-Do
Age 3-5, 30 min class once a week. Fun activity class for young children. Basic skills are taught along with a variety of movement, balance and coordination activities.
• Beginner TaeKwon-Do
Age 6+, 45 min class. Introduction to TaeKwon-Do. Basic techniques of the beginner levels are learned in this fun, active class. Opportunity for belt advancement is available but not required for this class.
• Intermediate TaeKwon-Do
45 min class. Yellow belt level and up. This class builds upon the beginner class and is for participants who wish to further their progression in the belt levels.
• Advanced TaeKwon-Do
45 min class. Blue belt and up. This class is for students working through the blue to black belt levels.

Children participating in the pre-beginner classes must be accompanied by an adult! Anyone under the age of twelve in the beginner class should also have a parent present. Participants waiting for their class are asked to please wait in the foyer until the class starts. Coming into the gym or MPR before then or running up and down the hallway disrupts the class and is not fair for the participants. Please be considerate!

Woman’s Self Defence

In this ten week program participants will learn the basics of self defence and practice ways to strike and how to release from grabs. Class is for ages 14+ and suitable for all ages above and all fitness levels. The instructor is our Tae Kwon Do instructor.

Yoga – Gentle

Loretta Iris welcomes you to Thursday night Gentle/Restorative/Beginner Yoga Class designed to support focus while encouraging ease in the body. Guidance of introductory yoga poses, slowing down mental busy-ness and stress relief are incorporated in this class to bring balance and well being to participants. This 90 min class is paced in a way that participants enjoy the gradual challenge of movement and intention throughout the 10 weeks of practice together.
Join Loretta (who has facilitated this class with VVCA for over ten years!) for Gentle/Restorative/Beginner Yoga, Thursday nights from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Brunskill School.

Yoga – Multi-Level

What is yoga and why would you consider taking a yoga class? Many people take yoga to develop strength and flexibility, others for pain management or to help them learn to relax. Many simply wish to find a moment of peace in their busy lives. Our community association is able to offer affordable classes while building a spirit of community. We often need yoga most in less than perfect situations. Join Miranda for multi-level Yoga on Monday and Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm at Brunskill School.


Public Skating

At Brunskill School rink
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm

Please Note:
• No hockey sticks, pucks, balls, etc. allowed during public skating.
• Use this facility at your own risk!
• We recommend wearing protective equipment to prevent injury.
• We need your help in keeping our rink safe for our community, so please report any maintenance/safety concerns and incidents.
• Report any vandalism to the Police.
• Public skating time periods may be cancelled when the wind chill factor is greater than 1800 and/or -26 degrees Celsius.

Your community rink is operated and maintained using volunteer labour and community funds. Please lend a hand to keep it operational and respect all participants and volunteers.

If you have any questions, please contact the City of Saskatoon Community Development Branch at 306-975-3378.


Program Reminders:

We must once again stress the importance of safety before and after programming. It is imperative that parents accompany their children to and from their registered programs. If children arrive early they MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian until the class begins. Unexpected class cancellations could leave children stranded if they are simply dropped off. Children must be picked up promptly after class. Instructors are responsible for teaching participants DURING class only.

The instuctors have the right to tell anyone who is disrupting the class to leave!

It is a privilege for VVCA to run programs out of Brunskill School! Please abide by the rules and treat the school with respect! If you see a problem you can contact me or the janitor.

Remember if there are any questions, concerns or anything you can contact Barb Giles at 652-0279.


RespectED For Sport, Culture and Recreation Support Line

For: Coaches, Parents, Spectators, Board Members, Officials and any other adults involved in youth activities

Purpose: The Support Line provides 24 hour confidential support for adults with questions, concerns, reports or inquiries about bullying, hazing, harassment and abuse.

Types of Support: Includes but is not limited to assistance in reporting a concerning incident, guidance in drafting harassment policies for an organization, providing information about hazing to concerned parents, and educating adults on appropriate coaching and officiating techniques when working with youth.

Adults Contact: 1-866-773-5777 or email: rdcross@sasktel.net

The Canadian Red Cross RespectED program has been providing education and prevention on bullying and child abuse for more than 25 years.

Through further education of adult leaders/coaches/instructors, youth, and their families, we hope to increase access to information and provide support for staff and volunteers who are already doing a tremendous job in supporting and teaching young people!

Together, we can make the childhood experience as positive and fulfilling as possible.


Financial Assistance Available:

Remember that VVCA is sensitive to the needs of families facing financial hardships, and may partially fund, or fully fund participation fees in various activities. Subsidization is only to cover the cost of programs and will not include membership in VVCA.

Please contact Barb Giles at registration night. We are more than willing to be of assistance in a very confidential manner. In addition, assistance may be available through KidSport.


Saskatoon KidSport Financial Assistance:

Saskatoon KidSport provides financial assistance for youth from low-income families to help them to participate in organized sport. Children between the ages of 5-18, WHO ARE LACKING THE MONEY TO PARTICIPATE IN SPORT, are eligible for assistance. Please visit the website … SO ALL KIDS CAN PLAY!