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Senior Programs

Senior Programs

Spring & Summer 2017

For more Adult Recreation & Education programs click here: BGCA Adult Recreation. Programs of interest include: Health Through the Ages, Cake Decorating, Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra, Writing and more. 

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 the Burnside Gorge Community Centre at 250-388-5251 for the most current info on our programs. The Burnside Gorge Community Centre is closed on stat holidays

Seniors Lunch 'N Learn 

Socialize with other seniors in the community while enjoying a delicious and nutritious homemade meal. This program features a mix of guest speakers, social activities and theme activities during the holiday seasons. Call 250.388.5251 for more information or stop by the community centre to pick up a monthly schedule. 

Th           Jan 5 – Aug 31                   12pm–1pm          Lunch                   Drop-In /$4 

                                                         1pm – 2pm          Presentation - see below for a PDF of the monthly schedule!

May is Speech and Hearing MONTH! Join us on Thursday, May 25th for a presentation by Dr. Ted Venema from NexGen Hearing on “Tinnitus: What's that buzzing in my ear?"

There will be free hearing screenings available after the  presentation between 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 

Zumba Gold and Yoga                                               

Always wanted to Zumba but thought it might be too much for you? This class combnes 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

54044 Tu             May 23 – Jun 27 9:30 am – 10:30 am         6/$48   

Strength, Conditioning and Balance for 60+           

The first step is the most important!  This well rounded program will focus on activities to improve strength, balance, mobility and cardiovascular fitness.  A certified BCRPA instructor will use light weights, resistance bands, fitness props and a fun selection of agility games to improve overall fitness.  Have fun, make new friends and feel good about yourself. All levels of ability welcome. Instructor: Janice Arnot

  • 54060 F           Apr 21- May 19           10am – 11am  5/$30

  • 54062 F           May 26 – June 23       10am – 11am  5/$30   

  • 54064 F           June 30 – July 28        10am – 11am  5/$30 

  • 54065 F           Aug 4 – Sept 1            10am – 11am  5/$30

Chair Yoga

In this gentle, restorative class you will have the option of practicing yoga poses in either a chair or using a mat. Chair yoga is ideal for anyone with physical or mobility challenges (diabetes, arthritis, etc.) or anyone wanting a slower-paced yoga practice. Even if you're a regular in yoga class, chair yoga routines are a great way to stretch and flex while working at your desk or during a lunch break. Together we will learn how to use our breath to increase flexibility and strength while decreasing tension and stress. Instructor: Cara Calibaba

F                            Mar 17 – May 12              11:15 am – 12:15 pm       8/$80

F                            May 26 – June 30 11:15 am – 12:15 pm       6 /$60

F                            Jul 21 – Aug 25                  11:15 am – 12:15 pm       6/$60


"I have been enrolled in chair yoga with Cara for over a year now.  Her classes have all been very well structured and cater to all levels of fitness and mobility.  I find Cara's teaching technique easy to understand and follow while at the same time allowing for personal challenges and advancement.  My fitness and flexibility have improved considerably owing wholly to the effects of chair yoga.  I very much appreciate what Cara has done for me and highly recommend her classes.  Thank you Cara!" - Betty

To register for a program or for more info please call 250-388-5251

Visit our Adult Recreation & Education page to find out about our other programs! 

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