Programs

WINTER Registration – January 6 and 11, 2022

Registration will take place in the small gym at Brunskill School on Thursday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 11, 2022, from 7:00PM – 8:30PM.

A membership fee of $10/individual OR $20/family per year is required to participate in programs and must be presented at the time of registration. 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). All inquiries are confidential.

Email the Indoor Program Coordinator with registration or program questions.


WINTER 2022 Programs:

Programs subject to change. Please confirm dates, times and programs at registration night.

ProgramAgeLocationTimeDatesCost
Learn to SkateBrunskill rink
Sunday; 10:30 AM (1 hour sessions)Starts Jan. 9 (weather dependent)$25
Tae Kwon Do - Beginner6+Main Gym
M&W; 6:30-7:15 PMJan 19 – April 11$85
Tae Kwon Do - Intermediate8+Main GymM&W; 7:15-8:00 PMJan 19 – April 11$125
Tae Kwon Do - Advanced10+Main GymM&W; 8:00-9:00 PMJan 19 – April 11$150
ADULT
Badminton (racket req'd)AdultMain Gym & MPRTH; 8-10 PMJan 20 – April 14$45
Conversational SpanishAdultZOOMTU; 6-7 PMJan 18 – March 29$110
Art for AdultsAdultArt roomW; 6:30-7:30 PMJan 19 - April 6$75
Yoga - multi level (Mondays)AdultZOOMM; 6:30-8 PMJan 17 – Feb 28$70
CHILDREN
Art for Children5-8Art RoomTH; 6:30-7:30 PM Jan 20 – April 14$50
PRESCHOOL
Tae Kwon Do - Pre-Beginner3-5Main GymW; 6:00-6:30 PMJan 19 – March 16$50
Tae Kwon Do - Pre-Beginner3-5Main GymM; 6:00-6:30 PM Jan 24 - March 28$50
ProgramAgeLocationTimeDatesCost

MESSAGE FROM INDOOR COORDINATOR

Welcome back everyone!  Hope your winter break was full of wonderful memories and you stayed healthy and safe!

A BIG thank you going out for following all the rules to keep us all healthy and safe!

Please make note of the dates January 6 and 11, 2022 from 7-8:30pm in the small gym at Brunskill School.

NOTE: EVERYONE MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE CLASSES START!!! If you cannot attend the registration nights you may contact me blgiles@sasktel.net to make arrangements.

  • Art class participants are required to wear masks!  NOTE : TIME CHANGE FOR THE CLASS.
  • Badminton participants must show proof of vaccination and wear masks.
  • Conversational Spanish and Yoga will be ONLINE ONLY.  The instructors will be contacting participants with info on the links.
  • Learn To Skate: if signing up for this class there is the unknown of when the ice will be ready! I will have the list of participants and will contact as to when class will start and on what day and time. I hope to have all this info at registration, but now just trying to finalize.
  • Tae Kwon Do participants must wear masks and anyone watching must also wear masks.
  • Yoga will only be running for six classes for now.

– Barb
programs@vvcasaskatoon.com


Program Descriptions

Soccer Registration

VVCA has decided to not offer a fall 2021 soccer season in order to be fully prepared for a strong spring 2022 season.

As we prepared for the fall season, we discovered that we did not have enough time to integrate with the Saskatoon Youth Soccer Inc. RAMP registration system to make it easy for parents and players to register. We plan to be fully integrated with RAMP to offer a seamless registration process for the Spring 2022 season. We apologize for any inconvenience.

See the Saskatoon Youth Soccer website for alternative options: http://saskatoonyouthsoccer.ca/content/how-to-register

Soccer questions? Email the soccer coordinator at soccer@vvcasaskatoon.com

Basketball Registration

Registration for 2021 Fall/Winter SMBA league can be found at www.smba.ca. Registration will open on July 12, 2021 and continue into the fall.

Art for Adults

This class caters to adults who relish intellectual and creative activities at their leisure. This course aims to stimulate one’s creativity and help them find joy and satisfaction in art-making. Through intuitive, artistic experiments and disciplined instruction, the students will learn the express themselves through the elusive means of visual language. They will gain the fundamental knowledge of the practical and theoretical aspects of numerous artistic practices and gradually develop a unique taste in aesthetics and an appreciation for high cultures.

Subjects may include:
Jewelry Making: beadwork , Polymer clay
Pyrography:  Wood burning
Painting:  Classical oil painting ( landscape, still life, animals)
Painting:  Acrylic Painting (landscape, still life, animals)
Drawing: Drawing: Charcoal and Pastel drawing (landscape, still life, animals)

Art for Children

Art is fun for children, and I enjoy teaching them all the different ways to express themselves creatively through painting and drawing. Teaching kids to create Art, especially at a young age, not only builds their confidence but also helps them develop on many other fundamental levels – such as decision making and motor skills. As their teacher, I am happy to help the children to reach their full potential as they learn and grow through art.

Badminton

This is for adults age 18+. Bring your own racquet! These sessions will be capped at 20 registrants per day. Proof of vaccination for badminton participants required.

Conversational Spanish

I am very eager to share once again my knowledge and experience of over 30 years of teaching Spanish to students of all ages and levels in Saskatoon. NOTE: Due to rising cases of COVID-19, classes will be held online via ZOOM.

Beginners – Come learn basic Spanish greetings, alphabet numbers, colors, key question words, days of the week, months of the year, uses of verb to be and everyday useful sentences.  You will be introduced to speaking Spanish using both formal and informal ways of addressing people.

Intermediate / Advanced – If you already know the basics you can get a chance to practice with other students and learn about the most common verbs in the present, past and future forms.

Photography

A nature walk style.  It will be an opportunity for people to see Saskatoon safely and document it through their camera (iPhone, point and shoot, or DSLR).

Speaking Spanish

An opportunity to practise speaking Spanish, to either keep up with it or practise what you learn in class. NOTE: Due to rising cases of COVID-19, classes will be held online via ZOOM.

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!

Yoga – Multi-level with Miranda (M)

Yoga has been my saviour throughout these stressful times.  It will include gently energizing supported and standing poses with minimal props and a strong focus on centring, breathing, and relaxation. NOTE: Due to rising cases of COVID-19, classes will be held online via ZOOM.


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 by email at blgiles@sasktel.net.


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!