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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     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     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     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

All Levels Yoga 

With a focus on linking breath with movement this class isdesigned to ground and energized students. This vinyaya style class includes mediation so you can come back ot the poreent moment and experiences steillneess. Come ready to biuld strength, flexibility and stamina! 

T     Jan 14 – Mar 3     5 – 6 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

 

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     Oct 14 – Dec 19     7 – 8 p.m.     5/$50 $12 Drop In *no class Dec 5

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


LEARN FOR LIFE

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

 

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

 

Catenos Junior Choir 

In Spanish this means "Let's Sing Together." Are you learning Spanish? Have you studied it in the past and you would like to practice? Is Spanish your native language? Come and join Marcelina and her guitar in an adventure into the Spanish and Latin America music culture. Let's get together to sing songs form our folk and popular repertoire. 

T          Jan 21 – Mar 10          1:00 pm – 3:00 pm                  8/$60
T          Apr 7 – May 26           1:00 pm – 3:00 pm                  8/$60


 

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