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NOTES, CLOSURES & UPDATES 

Click here for Adult Programs for ages 50+ 

Pre-registration is required for all programs unless noted, and payment is required at the time of registration.  Great programs get cancelled if there are not enough registered participants – register early to avoid disappointment.  

Payment may be made by cash, cheque, credit card (VISA & MC), Debit or City of Victoria LIFE credits.

City of Victoria LIFE credits are welcome for select programs. Call Crystal Pool to find out more about the LIFE program at 250-361-0732. 

*Please note: information here and in the City of Victoria Active Living Guide are subject to change - please call us at 250-388-5251 for the most current info on our programs. 


Community Corner

Income Assistance Support

Need to talk with someone about your Income Assistance file? There is a Ministry of Social Development Worker available here on Thursdays, except on cheque issue weeks. By appointment only so please call us at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre at 250-388-5251.

Free Legal Clinic, Tuesday, 2-3pm 
Legal advice is provided free of charge during a 15-minute appointment. All legal questions welcome. By appointment only so please call us at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre at 250-388-5251 or stop by our Front Desk at 471 Cecelia Rd during office hours. 


 
ADULT – HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Strong by Zumba

Perfect for those who want to party, but put extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles! The challenge of adding resistance by using Zumba® Toning Sticks (or light weights), helps you focus on specific muscle groups including arms, core and lower body. This class is open to everyone, no previous dance or Zumba class experience necessary. Instructor Sylvie Dowse

W    Sep 18 – Nov 6      5 – 6 p.m.    8/$80   $12 Drop In 

W    Nov 13 – Dec 18    5 – 6 p.m.    6/$60   $12 Drop In

W     Jan 15 – Mar 4      5 – 6 p.m.    8/$80   $12 Drop In

 

Zumba

Join us for one of the fastest growing Latin dance-inspired fitness crazes across the world! People of all ages are falling in love with its infectious music, easy-to-follow dance moves and body-sculpting benefits. Come dance to the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, Mambo and other Latin beats. This is a fitness class you will not want to miss! Instructor Ximena Londono

W     Sept  11                6 – 7 p.m.    Free Trial Class

W     Sep 18 – Nov 6      6 – 7 p.m.    8/$64

W     Nov 13 – Dec 18    6 – 7 p.m.    6/$48

W     Jan 15                   6 – 7 p.m.   Free Trial Class

W     Jan 22 – Mar 11     6 – 7 p.m.    8/$64

 

Zumba Gold and Yoga

Always wanted to Zumba but thought it might be too much for you? This class combines gentle Zumba Gold dance and fitness moves with yoga stretches, breathing exercises and deep relaxation. It is ideal for beginners, active older adults and other participants who may need program modifications. Instructor Ximena Londono

T     Sept  10                 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.     Free Trial Class

T     Sep 17 – Nov 5      10:15 – 11:15 a.m.     8/$64

T     Nov 12 – Dec 17     10:15 – 11:15 a.m.    6/$48

T     Jan 14                   10:15 – 11:15 a.m.     Free Trial Class

T     Jan 21 – Mar 10     10:15 – 11:15 a.m.      8/$64


YOGA

XL-Yoga  

Yoga for large people taught by a large person.  The benefits of yoga – increased balance, flexibility, stamina, and relaxation are wonderful for everybody. We’ll make the poses work for our bodacious and strapping bods using modifications and props (bolsters, blankets, and straps).  Instructor Jill Moran

Th     Sep 12 – Nov 7      7 – 8 p.m.     8/$80 $12 Drop In

Th     Oct 14 – Dec 19     7 – 8 p.m.     5/$50 $12 Drop In

Th     Jan 9 – Feb 27       7 – 8 p.m.     8/$80 $12 Drop In

Th     Mar 5 – April 23     7 – 8 p.m.     8/$80  $12 Drop In

 

Restorative Yoga 

Longer holds in seated and reclined postures will bring the body into a state of conscious rest. Developed to help with fatigue, insomnia, stress grief and loss as well as self-care. Complimentary to active movement practices. Beneficial to all. 

Sa     Jan  18 – Mar 7       10 – 11:15 a.m.     8/$80 $12 Drop In


LEARN FOR LIFE

Jump-start Your Writing Mastery - Tap into Left and Right Brain Techniques 

All too often those of us tackling a novel, play, memoir — whatever genre — focus on writing from one side of the brain. So our material’s not all it could be. Memorable, intriguing material has to hook readers with the magic of a great idea clearly expressed. Join us to find out what studies tell us about how to use both sides of our brain. Bonus: we will test run fascinating activities that promise to leverage writing to the next level. Instructor Marilynne Miles Gray

M     Oct 21 & 28      6:30 – 8 p.m.      2/$60

 

The Science Behind Habit Mastery 

There are many myths about habits. The market’s full of claims of how to strengthen useful ones or obliterate bad ones. Join us for a serious examination of the science behind habits. We’ll unpack research into methods for the workplace, at the dinner table, at school, in relationships—just about any situation imaginable. In Week 1, we’ll walk through at least one promising technique. In Week 2, we unpack the results. 

M      Jan 13 & 20     6:30 – 8 p.m.     2/$60

 

How procrastination, inner critics & creative indecision really work - And how to fight back & win!  

This will be a wild and funny adventure, exploring our daily lives as we look at how these 3 “uglies” get in the way. Whether it’s for your writing, your art or just for everyday living—like when you can’t see your way past defrosting the pizza for dinner, there are some great tools to try out. Come along so you can leave these undesirables behind!

M     Jan 27       6 – 8 p.m.     1/$40

 

Messages from our Body

In this 6 week program (1 hour each week) we will be exploring what your body is trying to tell you with all those aches and pains, discomfort, dis-ease, or illness.  We become so good at ignoring our body’s messages that it literally has to scream at us to get our attention. That is where illness and injury come into play. Together we will dive deep as to what is going on for you and what your body may be trying to tell you. Then you can make the choice to listen to your body and heal, moving you toward a life of health and well-being.  Bonus: Receive a 30 minute coaching call with Helen.

W     Oct 16 – Nov 20     6 – 7 p.m.     6/$97

 

Hand Massages for your Health

Receiving a hand massage can provide you with significant health benefits. Hand massage typically is quick, relaxing and provides you with immediate health benefits, such as improved finger and wrist range of motion, enhanced circulation and reduction of your trigger points—hyperirritable nodules—in your hand muscles. According to Reflexology-Research.com, your hands contain many acupressure and reflexology points, which are associated with your organs and certain parts of your body. 

You will receive a 15-20 minute hand massage and learn why you have soreness/tenderness in certain parts of your hands.

W     Jan 15 – Feb 19      6 – 7 p.m.     6/$45


ADULT – WORKSHOPS

Free Hearing Tests

Join us for free hearing assessments and advice on adjusting or purchasing hearing aids. By Appointment and walk-ins welcome. Facilitated by Amplifon

F    Sep 13     10 a.m. – 3 p.m.     Free


 

Click here for Adult Programs for ages 50+ 

Information here and in the City of Victoria Active Living Guide are subject to change - please call the Burnside Gorge Community Centre at 250-388-5251 for the most current info on our programs. 

City of Victoria LIFE credits are welcome for select programs. Call Crystal Pool to find out more about the LIFE program at 250-361-0732. 

Please note: The Burnside Gorge Community Association facilities are closed on stat holidays