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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

 

GROOVE

BREAK OUT OF THE FITNESS BOX!  Groove movements are purpose and music-driven and are designed to build strength, cardio and flexibility.  Learn easy and simple moves to different dance styles including Jazz, Latin, Contemporary, Swing, African, Hip Hop and many more. This is a multi-level class, no experience necessary, perfect for any age. If you can move, you can GROOVE.  Instructor: Melanie Langman

54898 M     Sept 11 – Oct 30   7:30pm-8:30pm  7/$70 No class Oct 9

54899 M     Nov 6 – Dec 18     7:30pm-8:30pm  4/$40 No class Nov 13/ 27, Dec 4

54900 M     Jan 8 – Marc 12    7:30pm-8:30pm  7/$70 No class Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12

 

Prenatal Yoga  

Expectant mothers, 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.  This class is appropriate for both new and experienced students. Classes can be pro-rated. Instructor:  Angela Watt, Prenatal certified

54916 Tu    Sept 12 - Oct 17  5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 6/$60

54917 Tu    Oct 24 – Dec 5     5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 6/$60 – no class Oct 31st 

54918 Tu    Jan 9 – Feb 13     5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 6/$60

54919 Tu    Feb 20 – Mar 13   5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 4/$40

 

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

54938 M     Sep 11 – Oct 30    5:15pm – 6:15pm 7/$70 No class Oct 9

54939 M     Nov 6 – Dec 11     5:15pm – 6:15pm 5/$50 No class Nov 13

54940 M     Jan 8 – Mar 5        5:15pm – 6:15pm 8/$80

 

XL-Yoga

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

54951 Th     Sept 14-Oct 19 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 6/$60

54952 Th     Oct 26 – Nov 30 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 6/$60

54953 Th     Jan 18 – Feb 22 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 6/$60

 

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.

54943 Th Dec 14 6:30pm – 8:30pm 1/$25

54944 F Jan 19 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 1/$25

 

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

54901 W     Sep 13               6p.m. – 7p.m. Free Trial Class

54902 W     Sep 20 – Oct 25  6p.m. – 7p.m. 6/$48

54903 W     Nov 1 – Dec 6     6p.m. – 7p.m. 6/$48

54904 W     Jan 10                6p.m. – 7p.m. Free Trial Class

54905 W     Jan 17 – Mar 7    6p.m. – 7p.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 for beginners, active older adults and other participants who may need program modifications. Instructor: Ximena Londono

54908 Tu     Sept  12             9:30am – 10:30am Free Trial Class

54907 Tu     Sept 19 –Oct 24  9:30am – 10:30am 6/$48

54910 Tu     Oct 31 – Dec 5    9:30am – 10:30am 6/$48    

54909 Tu     Jan 9                  9:30am – 10:30am Free Trial Class

54906 Tu     Jan 16 – Mar 6    9:30am – 10:30am 8/$64


LEARN FOR LIFE

Spanish Language for Beginners

In this introductory class, learn basic vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, as well as idioms and expressions that you will need to travel comfortably in Spanish speaking countries. 

54911 Th    Sept 21-Nov 9     6:30 pm – 7:30 pm  8/$70

54912 Th    Jan 18-Mar 8       6:30 pm – 7:30 pm  8/$70

 

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. You will learn how to cover a cake in fondant and shown simple fondant decorations.

54913 W    Sept 20 – Oct 25  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm  6/$70

54914 W    Nov 1 – Dec 6      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm  6/$70

 

The Truth About Hearing Aids

Miracle-Ear Victoria will be delivering a seminar created to educate the consumer and provide honest answers about hearing and the limitations of today's technologies.  There are a variety of topics that will be discussed during this presentation including hearing in noise (is it possible?) with plenty of time for questions.  Register early to save your spot and chat with an expert about your hearing health! Cost: Suggested donation of $10.00 to the Burnside Gorge Community Centre

54932 T    Oct 10               10:00 am to 11:30 am          


WORKSHOPS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Irritable Bowel Disease and Celiac Disease

Learn why food sensitivities and allergies are becoming more prevalent and the differences between each condition, the specific testing required, and natural tips to support a healthy and functional digestive system. Presenter Dr. Jennifer Gratton, Naturopathic Physician at Coastal Roots Health Centre.   Suggested donation of $10, with proceeds supporting Burnside Gorge family programs. 

54954 T    Nov 21               7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm

 

Osteoarthritis

Strategies for Prevention and Management of Osteoarthritis. Presenter Dr. Jeffrey Gratton, Chiropractic Doctor at Coastal Roots Health Centre. Suggested donation of $10, with proceeds supporting Burnside Gorge family programs.

54955 T     Oct 17               7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 

 

Thyroid Conditions

Learn what can lead to thyroid imbalances, proper testing and natural tips to supporting thyroid function. Presenter Dr. Jennifer Gratton, Naturopathic Physician at Coastal Roots Health Centre. Suggested donation of $10, with proceeds supporting Burnside Gorge family programs.

54956 T     Feb  6               7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 

 

Creating your Financial Roadmap

Topics include how to build a financial roadmap, common mistakes in money management, tools to build a solid financial plan, how to save for your childs education, ways to minimize taxes, what happens if you don’t have a will. Suggested donation of $10, with proceeds supporting Burnside Gorge family programs.

54957 T    Sept 26             7:00 pm -8:30 pm 

 

Bridge the gap between your Health and Finances

Topics include financial decisions while in good health, covering costs of long term care, health care coverage in Canada, what is the financial impact of suffering from a disability or critical illness, do you need coverage beyond your group plan, how to protect yourself financially. Suggested donation of $10, with proceeds supporting Burnside Gorge family programs.

54958 T    Oct 3               7:00 pm -8:30 pm 

 

Investment Planning

Topics include GIC’s, RRSP’s, TFSA’s, mutual funds, education savings plans, risk and returns, investment types, understanding tax sheltering, protecting and maximining your investments, what to do when the stock market fluctuates. Suggested donation of $10, with proceeds supporting Burnside Gorge family programs.

54959 T    Oct 10             7:00 pm -8:30 pm 

 

Teaching Children about Finances

Topics include how to start financial discussions with your child, ways to save, spend, share, how to use allowances as a teaching tool, tips by age group, ways to discuss credit cards, investments and living costs with your teens, providing teaching moments. Suggested donation of $10, with proceeds supporting Burnside Gorge family programs.

54960 Th   Oct 26            7:00 pm -8:30 pm 

 

Brian Power – Series of five workshops (Register for one or all five)

1. Panic Attacks: What does the research say? Any practical strategies that work?

In this (Plain English) workshop, we look at sharply-different views of links between brain plasticity and panic attacks / anxiety issues. Bring your notebook as we’ll cover a variety of approaches to controlling what happens before, during and after an attack. 

54933 M   Oct 16     6:30pm – 8:30pm     1/$20

 

2. Procrastination: When you say “Later”, what’s your brain up to?

Find out the fascinating explanations from the world of science as to what’s going on. Knowing what these are and the damage procrastination really does, can help you wrestle and overcome this “nasty”.

54934 M   Oct 23       6:30pm – 8:30pm   1/$20

 

3. Exceptional writing and brain power  

Travel the inner pathways to the AHA! moment. Why is it that some people are better at creating stories than others? Why is memoir-writing extra powerful? How does writing improve brain, body and spirit? Why don’t facts always explain? Is there such a thing as left and right brain writing? 

54935 M   Oct 30     6:30pm – 8:30pm     1/$20

 

4. Memory - Proven Skills for Brainpower

Tap into the latest brain research.  Uncover practice tips from the experts. Go from good to great in practical ways. Learn important motivational skills used by memory super-athletes to keep you going once the workshop is over. 

54936 M   Nov 20     6:30pm – 8:30pm     1/$20

 

5. Better Habits to Make the Difference 

Find out the surprising things brain researchers and psychologists are learning about habits and willpower. In the workshop, you learn how to apply these new “habit discoveries" to your advantage in step-by-step fashion. 

54937 M   Nov 27     6:30pm – 8:30pm     1/$20

 

You are Never Too Old to Start Writing for your Life, Health & Legacy

Workshops lead by Dr. William Gray

Workshop 1 - overview of how writing promotes healthy brain activity, creativity, and revitalized thinking. Focus is on answering basic questions (What to write? Who For? Why? How? When? Where?) The goal is to: Start right to re-write less.  

Workshop 2 - Use 'content' you already have (photos, poems, anything). Decide what to include and exclude. Overcome barriers (mental blocks, procrastination, distractions, etc). Make your writing impactful. Use your writing style as an asset, plus other writing tip! 

The goal is to learn how: Planning prevents failing. 

54915 M   Oct 16     6:30pm – 8:30pm 

          M   Oct 23     6:30pm – 8:30pm   2/$60

 

Develop Assertiveness to Handle Everyday Situations Better

Workshops lead by Dr. William Gray

Workshop 1 - Begin to develop Assertiveness as a new competency. Instruction + role plays will help you to begin thinking and acting assertively so your needs and the needs of others are met. 

Workshop 2 - Practicing Assertiveness to replace Submissiveness or Aggressiveness. You will also “unlearn” why you act in these less effective way – so you can stop this. 

54920 M    Nov 20 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  

          M    Nov 27 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 2/$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