Programs

WINTER Registration – January 18-22, 2021

NOTE: The Saskatoon Public School Board and Greater Catholic Schools have cancelled ALL school bookings until APRIL 2021. As an alternative, we are now offering some programs online, via ZOOM.

Registration will take place online or by email from Monday, January 18 until Friday January 22, 2021. No payment will be required at registration. If registration numbers allow the class to proceed, you will be contacted by the VVCA for payment prior to class.

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.


The VVCA is taking a cautious and learning approach to programming and is offering a few classes this session that translate well to an online experience. Programs have been modified with COVID 19 restrictions in mind by moving to only online offerings. These COVID-19 restrictions can change rapidly and the safety of our community, participants and instructors remain our priority. Should any programs be cancelled as a result, participants will be notified by email or phone and registration fees (prorated if the program is partially complete) will be refunded.


FEBRUARY 2021 Programs:

Note: All programs are online unless noted otherwise. Programs subject to change.

ProgramAgeLocationTimeDatesCost
ADULT
Conversational Italian-beginner (10 weeks)AdultZOOMF; 6:30-7:30 PMFeb. 5 - April 30$75
Conversational Spanish-beginner (10 weeks)AdultZOOMTU; 6-7 PMFeb. 2 - April 20$110
Nonviolent Communication Study and Practice (8 weeks)AdultZOOMTU; 7:00-8:30 PMFeb. 2 - April 13By donation
Yoga - Gentle (Mondays) (8 weeks)AdultZOOMM; 6:30-8 PMFeb. 1 - March 29$90
Yoga - Gentle (Wednesdays) (8 weeks)AdultZOOMW; 6:30-8 PMFeb. 3 - March 31$90
Yoga - Gentle beginner (Thursdays) (6 weeks)AdultZOOMTH; 7-8 PMFeb. 4 - March 25$45
ProgramAgeLocationTimeDatesCost

MESSAGE FROM INDOOR COORDINATOR

Welcome Back!

This sure has been a year we will never forget!  A year filled with uncertainty, hardship, and challenges!  But, what better way to make you feel better than to try an online program! Yes, we are offering a few programs for you to enjoy!  Keep in mind this is a learning curve for everyone and patience is a virtue!

Mark January 18-22, 2021 on your calendars!

Lets try to make something positive with all the negativity out there!  Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!!!

– Barb


Program Descriptions

Soccer Registration

Varsity View is not registering players for community soccer this fall.  Please visit the Saskatoon Youth Soccer website http://saskatoonyouthsoccer.ca/ for a list of communities currently accepting registrations.
Soccer questions? Email the soccer coordinator at soccer@vvcasaskatoon.com

Basketball Registration

Registration for 2020 Fall/Winter SMBA league can be found at www.smba.ca.

Badminton

This is for adults age 18+. Bring your own racquet! These sessions will be capped at 20 registrants per day.

Exploration in Art

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.
– Nitul Mistry, instructor

Shine Dance Fitness

SHiNE™ is a dance fitness class rooted in traditional dance such as JAZZ, Hip HOP, and BALLET. We take those foundational moves and create dance routines that are easy enough for beginners yet challenging enough for the more seasoned dancer. The simplicity of the routines allows you keep moving all ages and abilities. The simplicity of the routines allows you keep moving and do less thinking. Because we like to keep you moving the average calories burned during a full class is approximately 750! Not bad for a workout that feels more like a dance party!

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 Restorative Beginner with Loretta (TH)

Are you needing some relief and movement during the ongoing Covid19 restrictions? Stress got you down and out?  I (lorettairis.com) am pleased to offer this weekly one hour practice of supported movement and meditation through this winter session!  Online yoga is hosted through Zoom. All levels and beginners are welcome.  While adult focused, for those wanting their children to join – you are welcome to have your child(ren) accompany your practice with adult supervision.

Gentle Zoom Yoga With Miranda (M or W)

Yoga has been my saviour throughout these stressful times.  Once we get the technical stuff sorted this class is designed to help even the most “Zoom jaded” participant find physical and mental ease, joy, and clarity during the winter days ahead.  It will include gently energizing supported and standing poses with minimal props and a strong focus on centring, breathing, and relaxation.  I have missed my yoga community and hope to see you soon on Zoom!

Conversational Italian

It is a beginner class to get you learning a new language. The focus will be learning basic Italian phrases to help you have your first interaction in the language. The course is perfect for anyone that dreams about learning Italian or plans to visit the country one day (yes, we will be able to travel to Italy one day). The course will hosted on zoom and we will be able to watch Italian movies and other shows to practice the listening part.

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.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Study and Practice

As Covid19 continues to affect all of our lives, needs for compassion and care are so alive right now.  Have you been interested in meaningful communication or longing for some community?  Loretta Iris (lorettairis.com) is able to offer this opportunity for learning, practice and suppor for new satisfying ways to connect during our winter session! These 1.5 hour Online NVC classes are hosted through ZOOM. Celebrating an intergenerational focus – all ages are welcome (those 15 and under require live parental participation).

Genealogy

These classes are for people interested in either beginning, continuing, or requiring some assistance with their family history.  The workshops focus on going beyond the family tree in order to bring the family history to life.

Painting with Lorraine

The instructor is Lorraine Hamilton.  You will be painting with acrylics.  There is room for ten participants!


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!