Programs

WINTER Registration Night – Tuesday, JANUARY 7 & Thursday, JANUARY 9, 2020

Registration is Tuesday, January 7 AND Thursday, January 10, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Brunskill School, Multi-Purpose Room, 101 Wiggins Avenue North.

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. 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 (January) 2020 Programs:

Note: All programs are at Brunskill School unless noted otherwise. Programs subject to change.

ProgramAgeLocationTimeStartCost
ProgramAgeLocationTimeStartCost
ALL AGES
Tae Kwon Do - Beginner6+Main Gym (W)
MPR (F)
W&F; 6:30-7:15 PMJan. 10 (F)$85
Tae Kwon Do - Intermediate8+Main Gym (W)
MPR (F)
W&F; 7:15-8:00 PMJan. 10 (F)$125
Tae Kwon Do - Advanced10+Main Gym (W)
MPR (F)
W&F; 8:00-9:00 PMJan. 10 (F)$150
ADULT
Badminton (racket req'd)AdultMain GymTU; 8-10 PMJan. 14$45
Badminton (racket req'd)AdultMain GymTH; 8-10 PMJan. 16$45
Conversational Italian-beginnerAdultLibraryF; 6:30-7:30 PMJan. 17$75
Conversational Spanish-beginnerAdultLibraryTU; 6-7 PMJan. 14$110
Conversational Spanish-intermediateAdultLibraryTU; 7:15-8:15 PMJan. 14$110
GenealogyAdultLibraryM&TH; 7-9 PMJan. 13$50
Painting with LorraineAdultArt RoomM; 6:30-8:30 PMJan. 13$120
Shine Dance FitnessAdultMPRTU; 6:00-7:00 PMJan. 14$100
Yoga - Multi-levelAdultMPRM; 6:30-8 PMJan. 13$110
Yoga - Multi-levelAdultMPRW; 6:30-8 PMJan. 15$110
Yoga - gentleAdultMPRTH; 6:30-8 PMJan. 16$110
YOUTH
Art for Kids6-9Art RoomW; 6-7 PMJan. 15$50
PRESCHOOL
Tae Kwon Do - Pre-Beginner3-5Main GymW; 6:00-6:30 PMJan. 15$50
Tae Kwon Do - Pre-Beginner3-5MPRF; 6:00-6:30 PMJan. 10$50
BASKETBALL & SOCCER
SoccerU5, U7, U9ON-LINE ONLY - See info below
Basketball 6-14ON-LINE ONLY - See info below

MESSAGE FROM INDOOR COORDINATORS

HANG ON TO YOUR HATS!!!!!! It is that time of year again to start thinking of activities you want to partake in!  Some old and some new!

I am pleased to say we have THREE new programs to add to our selection! They are: 

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.  The course will include a movie night and an optional field rip to an authentic Italian pizzeria and gelateria right here in Saskatoon.

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!

SEE YOU AT REGISTRATION!!!

– Barb


Program Descriptions

Soccer Registration

ON-LINE ONLY, September 3 – September 12, 2019.
Soccer questions? Email the soccer coordinator at soccer@vvcasaskatoon.com

Basketball Registration

ON-LINE ONLY, August 27 – September 15, 2019.

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

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.

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.  The course will include a movie night and an optional field rip to an authentic Italian pizzeria and gelateria right here in Saskatoon.

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!