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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 now a Ministry of Social Development Worker available here on Thursday mornings, 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. 


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

M    Sept 10 – Oct 29    6:30pm – 7:30pm    12/$120    $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    Sep 12                 6pm - 7pm    Free Trial Class

W    Sep 19 – Oct 24    6pm - 7pm    6/$48    $10/Drop-in

 

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 18 – Oct 23    10:15am - 11:15am    6/$48    $10/Drop-in

   

Sing Out Loud

Come join us in uplifting and joyous song. Whether you’ve sung in choirs all your life, or have been too shy to sing outside your own home, you’re welcome to join us in making sweet music. All voices are welcome and no prior experience is needed. All songs will be taught in the oral tradition, so no music reading skill is required. We’ll sing rounds and simple songs from around the world, creating harmony in a fun and supportive setting. If weather permits, we may just take our voices outside and Sing Out Loud! Cathy is a co-director of Victoria’s well-known Gettin’ Higher Choir and she wants to make singing accessible to as many people as possible. If you miss singing in community or haven’t yet given it a try, now is the time!

Thu     Sept 20th – Dec 6th     10:30am - 11:30am     12/$96    $10/Drop-in 

$180 Family Rate – Up to two immediate family members and children 6 and under are free

 

Sing Out Loud Out Trips

Join one of these fun family outings and see how your voices sound outside in some really neat places. Harmonize with one another, harmonize with nature, and Sing Out Loud…Outside!

Transportation and Lunch Provided

Sat    Aug 11   10am – 2pm    Macaulay Point park 1/$45 or $75*

Sat    Sep 8    10am – 2pm    Goldstream Park 1/$45 or $75* 

Sat    Oct 13   10am – 2pm    Royal Roads Gardens 1/$45 or $75*

*$75 Family Rate – Up to two immediate family members Children 6 and under Free 


YOGA

Prenatal Yoga

This friendly, supportive class will include safe and gentle movements, preparing your body for birth. Focus will be placed on strengthening deep core muscles, releasing tension and rejuvenating your entire body. These gentle asanas will benefit your spine, uterus and pelvic floor, and increase overall comfort.  Connect with other moms-to-be in your community as you enjoy the benefits of this popular class. This class is appropriate for both new and experienced students. Classes can be pro-rated. Instructor:  Angela Watt, Prenatal certified

Tue    Oct 23 – Nov 27     5:15pm-6:15pm       6/$60

 

Hatha Flow Yoga

Start your week off with this rejuvenating Hatha Yoga class! This class is perfect for anyone who is looking to expand their physical frontiers. We will combine breathe work, physical postures, and stretching. The relaxing pace will be suitable for beginners, those with limitations, and experienced student! Instructor: Angela McMillan (Watt)

M    Oct 29 – Dec 10     5:15pm-6:15pm       6 $60

   

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). 

Th    Sept 6                  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm    Free Trial

Th    Sept 13 – Oct 18   7:00 pm – 8:00 pm    6/$60

Th    Oct 25 – Dec 13    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm    8/$80

Th    Jan 10 - Feb 28     7:00 pm – 8:00 pm    8/$80

Th    Mar 7 April 11       7:00 pm – 8:00 pm    6/$60 

 

Power Vinyasa Yoga

Start your morning with this invigorating yoga class! This beginner focused yoga class will help to improve your overall flexibility and stability through poses and mindful breath work. The morning classes will give you energy and positivity for a productive and enjoyable day. Instructor Almas Attarian

Fr    Sept 14 – Oct 19    8:00 am – 9:00 am     6/$60  

Fr    Oct 26 – Dec 14     8:00 am – 9:00 am     8/$80

Fr    Jan 11 – Mar 1       8:00 am – 9:00 am     8/$80

Fr    Mar 8 April 12        8:00 am – 9:00 am     6/$60

 

Mid-Day Flow Yoga
Flow yoga is a practice in which the postures are linked with the breath in a flowing sequence, one posture gracefully flowing into the other. Practiced mindfully and with attention to alignment, this practice calms the mind, increases flexibility, strength and balance. Instructor Cedar Sorensen
Tu           Sept 25 - Oct 30                                12:00 pm – 1:00 pm         6/$60
Tu           Oct 30 - Dec 4                                   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm         6/$60

 

Yin Yoga Sprinkled with Metta, Music & Poetry

A 2 hour workshop with gentle yin postures to slowly open the connective tissue of the body.  This quiet, meditative practice and slow gentle traction creates a sense of ease in the mind, length in the body & helps to strengthen ligaments, joints & bones.  Bolsters, blocks and other props are used to support you in the postures which are held for about 5 minutes.  We’ll practice metta (loving kindness) while sinking in to the sounds of soothing music and inspiring poetry. Facilitated by Cedar Sorensen, Yoga Instructor E-RYT 500 & Yoga Therapist

Fr    Oct 26         6:30 pm – 8:30 pm     1/$25

 

Yin Yoga by Candlelight 

A nourishing 2 hour Yin Yoga workshop to celebrate Solstice and the return of the light.  We’ll focus on soothing and grounding postures that help turn off the overdrive switch, and turn on the heal & re-charge response.  A “metta" (loving kindness) practice and inspiring readings further support this deeply nourishing mini-retreat. Facilitated by Cedar Sorensen, Yoga Instructor E-RYT 500 & Yoga Therapist

W      Dec 19                6:30 pm – 8:30 pm    1/$25


LEARN FOR LIFE

Spanish Language for Beginners

Travelling to Mexico, Cuba or Latin-America? Just want to learn the basics of a new language? Develop your basic Spanish-speaking skills in this fun class with Ana Maria. Topics include: grammar, expressions, and how to survive in a Spanish-speaking country.  Nos vemos en clase!

Wed   Sept 26               12-1pm     Free Trial Class

Wed   Oct 3 – Nov 21     12-1pm     8/$70 

Wed   Jan 9                   12-1m      Free Trial Class

Wed   Jan 16 – Mar 6     12-1pm     8/$70

 

Beginner Cake Decorating

Learn how to decorate cake and other delicious treats. Basic skills, like icing a cake and cupcakes will be shown. Piping different borders, flowers, and different creative buttercream designs will be taught. Instructor Lauren Hoffert 

Wed      Sept 26 – Oct 10       6:00 pm – 8:00 pm                   3/$40

Wed      Oct 17 – Oct 31         6:00 pm – 8:00 pm                  3/$40

 

The Mediterranean Diet

Like healthy, fresh and delicious! Learn about one of the world's best diets. Sit back and relax with a tasty appetizer as you are introduced to the Mediterranean diet. Your instructor will show you how to create dishes using popular Mediterranean ingredients. You will sample the tasty dishes, receive copies of the recipes and leave wanting more!

Menu: Artichoke Olive Dip with Seasoned Pita Chips, Mediterranean Bean Salad, Greek Quinoa Salad and Glacial Refresher Beverage

Fri    Sept 28, Oct19, Nov 23    1:00pm – 2:30pm    3/$40

 

How to be a Great Host

Entertaining is fun! Learn about the role of food in social gatherings. Discover new beverage ideas and appetizers that will please any guest with food sensitivities. Join me in this demonstration class and sample tasty recipes that will make you feel confident when it comes to entertaining!

Fri   Sep 21, Oct26, Nov 9      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm    3/$40

 

Circle of Security® Parenting™ for Professionals

Certified as a "Registered Circle of Security® Parenting™ Facilitator" Kimber invites you as a professional, parents, guardians and caregivers to explore how to create secure attachments for this and future generations. Based on five decades of research the Circle of Security®- Parenting™ provides professionals, parents and guardians with a Road Map that fosters secure attachments and emotional resilience not only in relationships with our children but all our relations. It is time to Explore the World.

Fri Sept 28 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 1/$10

 

Circle of Security® Parenting™ 

Certified as a "Registered Circle of Security® Parenting™ Facilitator" Kimber invites you as parents, guardians and caregivers to explore how to create secure attachments for this and future generations. Based on five decades of research the Circle of Security®-Parenting™ provides parents and guardians with a Road Map that fosters secure attachments and emotional resilience not only in relationships with our children but all our relations. It is with these secure attachments that we expand our ability to explore the World.

Fri    Oct 12 – Nov 30     6:30–8:30pm     8/$225 Early Bird Rate (Until Oct 5)

                                                             8/$475 Regular Rate (Oct 5-12)

**A Special Guest Price is also available for couples/family/friends. Only $175 (early registration) and $350 (regular registration) for each additional person

 

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.  Instructor: Helen Dougherty

Tue    Sept 18 – Oct 23    6:30 – 7:30 pm    6/$45 $10 Drop-In

Tue    Oct 30 – Dec 4       6:30 – 7:30 pm    6/$45 $10 Drop-In

 


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