Jan
24
10:00 AM10:00

Fundraising Committee Meeting

As a non-profit, community-based organization, community fundraising is an ongoing activity at the Centre. We are always looking for you, new volunteers, to contribute your ideas, skills, and time to planning a spring fundraiser and the Annual Fundraising Auction. Child care is provided during meetings! Please speak with Mien, Nina, or Ellie if you would like to contribute and cannot attend today’s meeting.

**Please sign up for today's meeting before January 24th so that we can plan for child care. Thank you!**

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Jan
29
9:30 AM09:30

Gym Time

Join us for active play on the 2nd floor of Ralph Thornton Community Centre! There will be room to run around, balls, ride-on vehicles, tunnels, and other gym toys! 

No pre-registration required!

Please note: while the elevator is being replaced, we will need to take the stairs to the 2nd floor.

Drop-in will also be open during Gym Time.

 

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Feb
5
9:30 AM09:30

Gym Time

Join us for active play on the 2nd floor of Ralph Thornton Community Centre! There will be room to run around, balls, ride-on vehicles, tunnels, and other gym toys! 

No pre-registration required!

Please note: while the elevator is being replaced, we will need to take the stairs to the 2nd floor.

Drop-in will also be open during Gym Time.

 

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Feb
7
9:00 AM09:00

Black History Month Celebration

Today is a regular drop-in day: join us for a Black History Month Celebration at the Centre!  "Black History Month is a time to honour black Canadians and reflect on the contributions, achievements, and history of black people in Canada” (Alberta Human Rights Commission, 2015, para. 1). While the Centre is always working toward creating inclusive environments, this is a time when we give even more thought to the issues that Black people continue to face and how we can be more inclusive. We will be honouring Black History month at the drop-in through creative and educational art activities. Today, Tambo Drummer Abraham will join us at Circle Time. 

 

 

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Feb
12
9:30 AM09:30

Gym Time

Join us for active play on the 2nd floor of Ralph Thornton Community Centre! There will be room to run around, balls, ride-on vehicles, tunnels, and other gym toys! 

No pre-registration required!

Please note: while the elevator is being replaced, we will need to take the stairs to the 2nd floor.

Drop-in will also be open during Gym Time.

 

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Feb
14
10:00 AM10:00

Cooking Class with Know Thy Food

Participant Kristen Lepine Santos (of Know Thy Food) leads this class on vegan, gluten-free, hands-on cooking for adults.  The topic for this week’s workshop will be tailored to participants’ wishes. Kristen can address challenges feeding your family or focus on specific skills-please let us know what you’re interested in.  Ellie, Mien and Nina will take care of your children in the Centre while you are upstairs cooking! 

 

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Feb
26
9:30 AM09:30

Gym Time

Join us for active play on the 2nd floor of Ralph Thornton Community Centre! There will be room to run around, balls, ride-on vehicles, tunnels, and other gym toys! 

No pre-registration required!

Please note: while the elevator is being replaced, we will need to take the stairs to the 2nd floor.

Drop-in will also be open during Gym Time.

 

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Feb
28
10:30 AM10:30

Baby Yoga and Massage with Appleseed Yoga

Babies are born yogis!  This unique class is yoga for your baby, helping them to preserve their innate bodily awareness, strengthening the bond between parent and child, and inspiring a deep trust between parent and child which will set the stage for their future relationships. We will learn poses, sing songs, and have fun!  Class will also involve some gentle core-rebuilding exercises for adults, including pelvic floor activation and balance restoration. Learn how to courageously handle your baby in ways that they enjoy and help them towards their next stage of development. Baby yoga promotes more and better sleep for your infant.  Yoga can help infants by relieving digestive upset, constipation, gas and colic.  Shared relaxation is mutually beneficial for parents/caregivers and babies and enhances non-verbal communication. This class is for infants 0-12 months and is 45 minutes. Thank you to Appleseed Yoga for facilitating this class!

 

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Jan
22
9:30 AM09:30

Gym Time

Join us for active play on the 2nd floor of Ralph Thornton Community Centre! There will be room to run around, balls, ride-on vehicles, tunnels, and other gym toys! 

No pre-registration required!

Please note: while the elevator is being replaced, we will need to take the stairs to the 2nd floor.

Drop-in will also be open during Gym Time.

 

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Jan
17
10:30 AM10:30

Zumba for Adults

Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system.  Dress comfortably for a class that takes the “work” out of workout by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.  Today’s class is suitable for all parents and caregivers, even if you’ve never tried Zuma before.  Thank you to Janice Holsmer Holsmer of Leslieville Zumba and Janice Holsmer Health for leading the class! Mien, Nina, and Ellie will play with your child in the Centre while you are dancing upstairs!

** Please visit the Centre before January 17 to register for this workshop.**

 

 

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Jan
15
9:30 AM09:30

Gym Time

Join us for active play on the 2nd floor of Ralph Thornton Community Centre! There will be room to run around, balls, ride-on vehicles, tunnels, and other gym toys! 

No pre-registration required!

Please note: while the elevator is being replaced, we will need to take the stairs to the 2nd floor.

Drop-in will also be open during Gym Time.

 

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Jan
10
10:00 AM10:00

Dance with Me, for Children aged 20 months to 4 years

Today’s workshop is for children aged 20 months to 4 years of age accompanied by their parents/caregivers. Kristen Dennis, Director of Leslieville School of Dance, will lead today’s workshop. Guiding the adult/tot teams through a series of songs and exercises that introduce basic ballet technique, this workshop will aim to make discovering movement, balance and listening skills easy and fun! This is a great introduction to dancing for children just developing their coordination. After dancing, we will eat snack and play in the drop-in.

**Please visit the Centre before January 10th to register for this workshop. The Centre is open January 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th.**

 

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Jan
8
9:30 AM09:30

Gym Time

Join us for active play on the 2nd floor of Ralph Thornton Community Centre! There will be room to run around, balls, ride-on vehicles, tunnels, and other gym toys! 

No pre-registration required!

Drop-in will also be open during Gym Time 

 

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