Programs

January Registration – January 10 & 12, 2023

Registration will take place in the small gym at Brunskill School on Tuesday, January 10 and Thursday January 12, 2023, 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 participate 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.


January 2023 Programs:

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

ProgramAgeLocationTimeDatesCost
Fibre Explorations (NEW)AdultArt RoomM; 6:30-8:30 PMJan 16 - Mar 27$100
Going Within (NEW)AdultArt RoomTU; 6:30-8:30 PMJan 17 - Mar 28$100
Learn to SkateBrunskill rink
SU; 11 AM - NOONJan 29FREE (+ CA membership)
Tae Kwon Do - Beginner6+Main Gym
M&W; 6:30-7:15 PMJan 16 - Mar 29$85
Tae Kwon Do - Intermediate8+Main GymM&W; 7:15-8:30 PMJan 16 - Mar 29$125
Tae Kwon Do - Advanced10+Main GymM&W; 7:15-9:30 PMJan 16 - Mar 29$150
ADULT
Art for AdultsAdultArt roomW; 6:30-7:30 PMJan 18 - Mar 29$75
Badminton (racket req'd)AdultMain GymTU; 8-10 PMJan 17 - Mar 28$45
Badminton (racket req'd)AdultMain GymTH; 8-10 PMJan 19 - Mar 30$45
Conversational Spanish-BeginnerAdultLibraryTU; 6-7 PMJan 17 - Mar 28$110
Conversational Spanish-IntermediateAdultLibraryTU; 7:05-8:05 PMJan 17 - Mar 28$110
Yoga - multi levelAdultMPRM; 6:30-8 PMJan 16 - Mar 27$90
CHILDREN
Art for Children5-8Art RoomTH; 6:30-7:30 PMJan 19 - Mar 30$50
PRESCHOOL
Tae Kwon Do - Pre-Beginner3-5Main GymM; 6:00-6:30 PMJan 16 - Mar 27$50
Tae Kwon Do - Pre-Beginner3-5Main GymW; 6:00-6:30 PMJan 18 - Mar 15$50
ProgramAgeLocationTimeDatesCost

MESSAGE FROM INDOOR COORDINATOR

Welcome back everyone! Can’t believe it is that time again!  Mark January 10th & 12th from 7-8:30 pm in the small gym at Brunskill School, on your calendars! It is winter registration!

I am excited to tell you we are offering two new programs. For all who want to try something different come and check out Fibre Explorations and Going Within.

FIBRE EXPLORATIONS – A new project will be started most weeks, some will take two classes. All are suitable for beginners. Needle felting; Spiderweb weaving – using paper plates; Amish Knot Coaster – use old t-shirt; Botanical Printing – silk or paper; Embroidered Bookmark; Decorated Sewing kit – using wool blanket.

GOING WITHIN – a series of meditative activities. All are suitable for beginners. Vision Board/Treasure map; Rattles – pottery; Rattles – leather and wood/bone/antler handle with option to embellish with simple beading; Soul Stones – clay “stones” with impressed words such as peace, love, solace; Mandalas – using natural materials pencil crayons, ink, etc.; Neurographica – off loom weaving; faceless doll/red dress/orange shirt; embroidered item – book mark. The instructor is a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council and has extensive teaching experience.

Time to get busy, try yoga or badminton! If you are planning a trip, brush up on your Spanish! If stick men are your artistic capabilities, broaden your capability by taking an art class! Want something to do with whole family, then come on out and give Tae Kwon Do a try!

How about learning a new skill, skating on our new rink! (we need some workers to step up or this will not be a possibility)

There are a few options to consider!!! See you soon!

If you cannot make the registration nights, you may contact me at blgiles@sasktel.net and I will be happy to assist.

– Barb
programs@vvcasaskatoon.com


Program Descriptions

Soccer Registration

June 2022 – Varsity View 2022-23 indoor soccer registration is now open:
https://www.rampregistrations.com/login?v3=0ee3dd2dc5
$130 + $10 member = $140 U5
$150 + $10 member = $160 U7
$180 + $10 member = $190 U9
For more information, contact soccer@vvcasaskatoon.com

Basketball Registration

Registration for 2022 Fall/Winter SMBA league can be found at www.smba.ca. Registration opens July 5, 2022 and continues until August 31. After August 31 you will be placed on a waiting list.

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.

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.

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.

Fibre Explorations

A new project will be started most weeks, some will take two classes. All are suitable for beginners. Needle felting; Spiderweb weaving – using paper plates; Amish Knot Coaster – use old t-shirt; Botanical Printing – silk or paper; Embroidered Bookmark; Decorated Sewing kit – using wool blanket.

Going Within

A series of meditative activities. All are suitable for beginners. Vision Board/Treasure map; Rattles – pottery; Rattles – leather and wood/bone/antler handle with option to embellish with simple beading; Soul Stones – clay “stones” with impressed words such as peace, love, solace; Mandalas – using natural materials pencil crayons, ink, etc.; Neurographica – off loom weaving; faceless doll/red dress/orange shirt; embroidered item – book mark. The instructor is a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council and has extensive teaching experience.

Speaking Spanish

An opportunity to practise speaking Spanish, to either keep up with it or practise what you learn in class.

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.


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!