SUMMER CAMPS AND PROGRAMS ARE NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

 

Summer Camps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4616 – LEGO Robotics and Science -Battlebots Edition! (Ages 6-10)

Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

$ 385/week

Let’s get ready to rumble! Join our LITTLUNIVERSE for an exciting week of LEGO, CODING and SCIENCE! With a
teammate, dive into the world of engineering using LEGO’s WEDO 2.0 sets and software. No experience? No worries! Learn
the basics of coding on DAY 1! Choose from 150+ awesome builds, from easy to difficult! On Friday teams will build and
program Battlebots for a fun tournament! Take home a science experiment everyday! There’s something for everyone with
plenty of indoor and outdoor activities. We also have game consoles, air hockey, foosball, arts/crafts, board games, and
MORE! Participants will get their own LITTLUNIVERSE camp t-shirt!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4658 – Drawing, Painting & Creative Drama (Ages 6-12)

Tuesday, July 2 to Friday, July 5 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

$220/week

Do you love to create backgrounds, paint sets and act? Here’s your chance to take center stage! Have fun with acting and theatre games, try on costumes and learn about the Meisner Technique building up to scene study. Design your own papier-mâché costume, paint the backdrop, create your own set and ready, set… action! Check out www.youngactorsproject.ca for details on acting projects that Daysi piloted in Victoria schools.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4664 – Sports Summer Camp (ages 8-12)

Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

$125/week

4665 – Sports Summer Camp (ages 8-12)

Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

$125/week

This camp will offer children the opportunity to fall in love with sports. There will be a variety of sports, drills, games, activities and competitions throughout their mornings at camp. The goal is to guide children in gaining new skills, meeting new people and trying new things in a safe and nurturing environment.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4663 – Arts & Crafts Summer Camp with Jessie

Tuesday, August 6th to Friday, August 9th from 9:00am to 12:00pm

$160/week

Join Jessie Beauvilliers for a week of artsy mornings this summer that will include painting, drawing, crafting and more. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own creative ideas while experimenting with new techniques and styles, sparking creativity and imagination. Please pack a snack and water as we will have a short break mid-morning.


SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

Morning Zumba with Annie

Zumba Fitness is a medium-to-high intensity dance fitness exercise program that lets you dance to beautiful music from around the world while getting a great workout in. This class is so much fun and energetic! Zumba Fitness is an interval workout between high-and-low intensity that targets core, arms, back, legs and glutes. Let’s have some fun together!

Instructor: Annie Kung

4666 – Thurs  July 4 to Aug 8    9:00-10:00am 6/$60

 

Sound Bath Meditation with Maggie Calder

During a sound bath, a profound sense of peace and tranquility will surround you. You will feel the healing and cleansing power of various ancient handmade Tibetan singing bowls and the African Kora (21-string harp-lute). The vibrations that surround you will release stress and tension and bring balance and clarity. Our brain’s left and right hemispheres will synchronize as the bowls and kora frequencies bathe our body and soul.

4662 – Wed July 17 to August 7  from 3:00pm to 4:00pm      4/$60 or drop in for $20/class

 

Classical Yoga with Missree Vachhani

Experience a grounding classical yoga class. Rooted in the traditional Hatha practice, this class focuses on being present and nurturing a mind-body balance through pranayama

(breathing practice), asanas (physical practice), chanting and meditation.

All experience levels welcome.

4659 – Tues July 2 to July 30 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm           5/$50 or drop in for $14/class

4660 – Thurs July 4 to August 1 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm      5/$50 or drop in for $14/class

 

Osteofit with Deborah Ward

Would you like to increase your strength and agility, regain or maintain independence, and improve your overall quality of life?

Osteofit is a fitness program designed by clinicians at the BC Women’s Hospital just for you! It addresses balance and

coordination, strength, fall prevention, and is safe for participants with osteopenia and osteoporosis. Physicians/specialists

can refer their patients to Osteofit. however, it is not mandatory in order to attend. This class is for men and women. Please bring some water, and a mat if you prefer your own.

Instructor: Deborah Ward-BCRPA Certified Osteofit instructor and Personal Trainer.

4656 – Thurs July 18 to August 22 from 10:15am to 11:15am       6/$66 or drop in for $14/class

 

Essentrics with Junko Hammond

Essentrics is an injury-free, pain-free, age-supporting way to exercise. It’s exercise in a healing mode. Each workout is designed to engage all 650 muscles and 360 joints in the human body, with an  emphasis on stretching and moving the full body fascia (connective tissues). To achieve this, we use gentle, rotational, massage like movements. Every time you come to an Essentrics class, you will enjoy fresh music playlists and new exercise sequences. No equipment needed, just please bring your mat (or use one of ours) and a water bottle. Lead by certified Level 4 Essentrics instructor.

4655 –  Wednesday July 17 to August 21 from 11:15am to 12:15pm      6/$72 or drop in for $14/class

SPRING PROGRAMS

Check out our list of spring programs below or

Click here for the Spring Guide 2024

Register by phone, in person or online!

Please register early! Programs can be cancelled if everyone waits until the last minute to register. We will make a decision on activities two to three days prior to the start date. If not enough people sign up, the program will either be cancelled or postponed.

Please note our new policy as of December 11, 2023: There is now a non-refundable administrative fee of $2 added to all program registrations whether they are done online, over the phone or in person. This is to help cover the transaction fees charged to the JBCSC by our registration software provider. This fee will be refunded if the JBCSC has to cancel.

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CHANGES/UPDATES:

Course #4594 Uplift and Unwind Yoga  – NEW DATES!!  Mon Apr 28 – Jun 17 6:45-7:45pm 7/$84

Course #4595  Yoga Flow & Restore – NEW DATES!!  Thurs Apr 25 to Jun 13 8:00-9:00pm 8/$96

Course #4582 Beginner Swing and Jive – NEW DATES!! Fri May 24 to Jun 21 5:00-6:00pm 5/$65

Course #4583 Beginner West Coast Swing Course- NEW DATES!!  Fri May 24 to Jun 21  6:00-7:00pm 5/$65

Course #4592   Osteofit – DATE CHANGE FOR LAST CLASS!! Thurs  May-16 – Jun-6 10:15-11:15am   4/$44

Youth Getaway dates are incorrect in the Spring Guide. New dates to be updated shortly.


DROP IN ACTIVITIES (16+) 

No need to pre-register for these programs! A fun recreational opportunity for adults 16+ years. All equipment is provided, but players are encouraged to bring their own.

Please note: if no one attends the program within the first 30 mins, we will shut it down for the day.

Save $5 and buy a Drop-in Punch Card at the Centre Desk for $35!

 

Indoor Basketball – Unsupervised (16+)

School gym is open for a friendly game of basketball. Equipment provided. Call the Centre after 1:00pm the day of the activity to pre-book your spot (credit card payment required) or drop-in to see if there’s still space and come to the Front Desk to pay and sign-in! 20 max.

Tues & Thurs  Jan-9 – Mar-14  7:00-9:00pm  $4

 

Indoor Soccer – Unsupervised (16+)

School gym is open for a friendly game of indoor soccer (futsal ball). Equipment provided. Call the Centre after 1:00pm the day of the activity to pre-book your spot (credit card payment required) or drop-in to see if there’s still space and come to the Front Desk to pay and sign-in! 15 max.

Mon  Jan-8 – Mar-11  7:00-9:00pm  $4

No class Feb 19

 

Pickleball – Unsupervised (16+)

Great learning environment if you are new to the sport! Players set up the net and equipment. 1 Court, Max 4 players on court, turns taken. Check in at the lobby.

Tues & Thurs  Jan-9 – Mar-24  11:30am-2:30pm  $4

 

Table Tennis – Unsupervised (16+)

We set up 3 tables, Max 4 players per table, turns taken. Friendly environment to learn! Check in at the lobby.

Mon & Fri  Jan-8 – Mar-25  12:00pm-2:00pm  $4

No program on Feb 18 and Jan 26

 

Walking Group – Participant Facilitated

Meet at the Centre to enjoy a walk around the neighbourhood with others, followed by coffee time at one of the local cafés. Check in at the lobby.

Wed  Jan-3 – Mar-27  9:30am  FREE!

 

Yoga & Taijiquan

You can drop-in to all yoga classes for $14.
Please call ahead to ensure the class is running.
Equipment provided.

 

Gentle Hatha Yoga

This class focuses on slow gentle movement which is supported with the awareness of breath in order to cultivate harmony and balance of body and mind.  A great program for those new to yoga,  or for those with experience who are seeking a slower pace, or are 50 plus. CYA-E-RYT 550hr

Instructor: Donna Williams

4590  Mon  Apr-8 – Jun-3 10:15-11:30am 8/$96

No class May 20

 

Uplift & Unwind Yoga

Monday night yoga is your time for you.  Take the opportunity to explore yoga as a fluid, breath guided practice. This class will include gentle intuitive flow paired with long, deep restorative holds. All levels welcome. Jaela E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance

Instructor: Jaela Shockey

4594  Mon Apr 28 – Jun 13 6:45-7:45pm 7/$84

No class May 20

 

Yoga Flow & Restore

Join us for a gentle flow to restore, turn inward and release.  Expect fluid, intuitive movement paired with opportunity for long, deep restorative holds.  All levels welcome. Jaela E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance

Instructor: Jaela Shockey

4595  Thurs Apr 25 to Jun 13 8:00-9:00pm 8/$96

 

Chen Taijiquan for beginners (16+)

Learn a centuries-old martial art and improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and calm. This class uses Chen Zhenglei’s 18 step essentials form to introduce Chen style taiji, along with stretching, breath work and posture exercises.  No prior experience needed, everyone can benefit from this practice.  Beginners welcome to join any time. First session free, $14 drop-in after that, or sign up for a whole session.  http://eldang.com/

Instructor: Eldan Goldenberg

4584  Tues  Apr-9 – May-7 10:15-11:15am 5/$50

4585  Tues  May-21 – Jun-18 10:15-11:15am 4/$40

No class June 11

 

Fitness

You can drop-in to all fitness classes for $14.
Please call ahead to ensure the class is running

 

Morning Zumba with Annie

Zumba Fitness is a medium-to-high intensity dance fitness exercise program that lets you dance to beautiful music from around the world while getting a great workout in. This class is so much fun and energetic! Zumba Fitness is an interval workout between high-and-low intensity that targets core, arms, back, legs and glutes. Let’s have some fun together!

Instructor: Annie Kung

4546  Tues  Apr-9 – Jun-18 9:00-10:00am 10/$100

No class June 11

4547  Thurs  Apr-11 – Jun-20 9:00-10:00am 10/$100

No class June 13

 

Evening Zumba with Jason

Great for everybody! Each Zumba class is designed to bring people together to sweat it out. We take the “work” out of workout by mixing low intensity and high intensity moves for an interval style, calorie burning dance fitness party! Once the Latin rhythms take you over you’ll see why Zumba fitness classes are often called fitness in disguise.

Instructor: Jason Gilbert

4588  Mon  Apr-8 – May-6 5:30-6:30pm 5/$50

4589  Mon  May-13 – Jun-17 5:30-6:30pm 5/$50

No class May 20

 

Osteofit

Would you like to increase your strength and agility, regain or maintain independence, and improve your overall quality of life?

Osteofit is a fitness program designed by clinicians at the BC Women’s Hospital just for you! It addresses balance and

coordination, strength, fall prevention, and is safe for participants with osteopenia and osteoporosis. Physicians/specialists

can refer their patients to Osteofit. however, it is not mandatory in order to attend. This class is for men and women. Please bring some water, and a mat if you prefer your own.

Instructor: Deborah Ward-BCRPA Certified Osteofit instructor and Personal Trainer.

Instructor: Deborah Ward

4591  Thurs  Apr-11 – May-9 10:15-11:15am 5/$55

4592  Thurs  May-16 – Jun-6 10:15-11:15am   4/$44

No class June 13

Essentrics

Essentrics is an injury-free, pain-free, age-supporting way to exercise. It’s exercise in a healing mode. Each workout is designed to engage all 650 muscles and 360 joints in the human body, with an  emphasis on stretching and moving the full body fascia (connective tissues). To achieve this, we use gentle, rotational, massage like movements. Every time you come to an Essentrics class, you will enjoy fresh music playlists and new exercise sequences. No equipment needed, just please bring your mat (or use one of ours) and a water bottle. Lead by certified Level 4 Essentrics instructor.

Instructor: Junko Hammond

4600  Fri  Apr-12 – May-17 2:30-3:30pm 6/$72

4601  Fri  May-24 – Jun-21 2:30-3:30pm 5/$60

 

Dance

 

Beginner Swing and Jive

Learn the basics of popular and energetic dance Jive (aka East Coast Swing) in this 4 week dance series. John has enjoyed teaching dance in Victoria for nearly 40 years and his classes were voted Best in the City by Victoria News readers all five years that the award was offered.

Instructor: John de Pfyffer

4582  Fri May 24 to Jun 21 5:00-6:00pm 5/$65

 

Beginner West Coast Swing

Learn the basics of the most versatile, popular and useful dances around in this 4 week series. West Coast Swing can be danced to a variety of musical styles from Jazz, Blues and Ballroom to Rap, Pop and Contemporary. John has enjoyed teaching dance in Victoria for nearly 40 years and his classes were voted Best in the City by Victoria News readers all five years that the award was offered.

Instructor: John de Pfyffer

4583 Fri May 24 to Jun 21  6:00-7:00pm 5/$65

 

Bellydance Foundations (16+) – CANCELLED

Belly dance is not just a dance form; it’s an empowering journey of self-discovery, self-expression, and self-love. Connect with your feminine energy and let it shine!

No prior dance experience is required to join this class, and all body types are welcome. Correct posture will be emphasized as well as proper muscle use, but equal attention will be given to learning how to connect with Middle Eastern music. This is what will give feeling to your dance that goes beyond movement.

Instructor: Vera Sagram

4613  Mon  Apr-8 – May-13 8:00-9:00pm 6/$80


Bollywood Dance (18+) – CANCELLED

Bollywood dance is for all ages and all levels; no experience required. It infuses other styles such as classical, hip-hop and jazz. This class will allow you to explore the world of Bollywood; moving your body to fun and energetic Bollywood numbers! Classes will involve a warm-up with some basic stretches and Bollywood movements, followed by a beginner Bollywood choreography each week! Get ready to hit the dance floor!

Instructor: Yamini Iyer

4614  Tues  Apr-16 – Jun-4 5:00-6:00pm 8/$88

 

Music

Beginner Guitar – Fundamentals of Playing and Reading Music on Guitar (16+)

Ready to dust off that guitar in your closet and get pickin’? This 8 lesson course will cover how to correctly hold, tune, and play your guitar with comfort, all while learning to play single note lines, strum chords, and play songs written in standard notation, tablature, and chord sheets. Whether this is your first time playing or you are an intermediate guitarist looking to brush up on fundamentals, this course is for you! Students must bring their own guitar.

Instructor: Jerry Lemon

4580  Mon  Apr-15 – Jun-3 6:00-6:45pm 7/$75

No class May 20

 

Adult Ukulele (18+) 

Appreciate the language of music on four strings. Learn chords, rhythms and melodies (and sing-a-long!) with community music instructor (and island ukulele festival host!) Nick Stecz. Must bring your own ukulele.

Instructor: Nick Stecz

4578  Wed  Apr-17 – Jun-12 1:30-2:30pm 9/$112.50

 

Languages

 

English Corner – Conversation Drop-in (18+)

No enrollment necessary. Join us in a fun and informal English conversation group for adults. Each week in English Corner a small group meets to discuss a meaningful topic with the help of a trained volunteer. Newcomers can practice speaking English and make new friends along with deciding on the group’s own activities e.g. social gatherings and community projects. More information can be found at: EnglishCorner.ca This is a FREE, drop-in program! Come sign-in at the front desk!

Instructor: Carol Smith

4548  Tues  Apr-2 – Jun-25 11:00am-12:30pm Free

 

Spanish for Beginners

Learn basic vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation, as well as idioms and expressions with a native Spanish speaker. We will also cover culture and traditions in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Instructor: Pilar Rodriguez

4597  Tues  Apr-16 – Jun-4 7:00-8:15pm 8/$128

 

Spanish Continuing

Instruction will be provided by a native Spanish speaker, and focus on expanding your vocabulary, improving grammar, pronunciation, reading and writing skills. We will also cover culture and traditions in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Instructor: Pilar Rodriguez

4596  Mon  Apr-15 – Jun-3 7:00-8:15pm 7/$112

No class May 20

 

Computer Courses

All computer courses are taught by David Basset of CompuDave Services—40 years experience. Mac and Windows users welcome. Windows computer supplied for course. Please bring applicable Mac’s, iPads, iPhones, iPods, and Android.  Every class is for technology users of ALL LEVELS!

 

Android (Samsung, LG, etc.)

Intro to your Android tablet (e.g. Samsung) or Android smart phone (e.g. Samsung. LG) are discussed.

4553  Tues  May-21 –  6:00-7:30pm 1/$44

 

Apple TV/Netflix

Connecting your iPad/iPhone/Mac/PC to your TV wirelessly. Netflix, Airplay and other featured explained. Setup requirements

4554  Thurs  May-16 –  7:30-9:00pm 1/$44

 

Creating Photobooks

Using your photos to create a photobook from your Mac, PC, Android or Apple mobile devices. Compare Mimeo, Shutterfly, Costco Photobooks, London Drugs Photobooks,  Mixbook, and Printique. Strategies on page layout, use of text and photo gathering.

4555  Thurs  May-23 –  6:00-7:30pm 1/$44

 

iCloud for Mac/Windows/iPad/iPhone

iCloud helps you access your files across iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and the web. Learn great ways to share files with friends and family, and get peace of mind with backups and automatic syncing. Covers iCloud Photo Sharing, My Photo Stream, iTunes Match

4556  Tues  May-14 –  7:30-9:00 1/$44

 

Intro to iPad

Demonstrate; transferring songs to your iPad from Internet or CD, sync with your Mac or PC, playback options, basic operation.

4557  Tues  Apr-23 –  7:30-9:00pm 1/$44

 

Intro to iPhone

Learn how to transfer address books, calendars, photos, & music (iTunes). How to do texting, browsing the Internet, emailing, apps, changing the setup.

4558  Tues  Apr-23 –  6:00-7:30pm 1/$44

 

Intro to Mac

An introduction to a safe and easy-to-use computer technology with the features that Learn email, internet access, CD burning, photo and music, etc.

4559  Tues  May-7 –  6:00-9:00pm 1/$88

 

Intro to Siri

How to use voice for your Mac, your iPhone, your iPad, your Apple Air Pods, your Apple TV, your Home Pod, your CarPlay, etc. Learn dictation rules, how to email, message (text), play music, make a phone call, launch apps, navigate with Maps (GPS), make appointments on Calendar, translate to different languages, find gas stations, places to eat…all with voice. Great for mobile, and visually challenged people.

4560  Thurs  May-16 –  6:00-7:30pm 1/$44

 

Intro to Windows

Learn computer terms, basic word-processing and email.

4561 Tues  Apr-30 –  6:00-9:00pm 1/$88

 

iPad/iPhone Photos, Music and Podcasts

How to take and organize photos. How to transfer photos to and from iPad/iPhone. Photo apps that are practical. How transfer songs to your iPad/iPhone from Internet or CD, sync with your Mac or PC, playback options.

4562  Thurs  Apr-25 –  7:30-9:00pm 1/$44

 

iPad/iPhone/Android for Travelers

Discover great travelling, translating, touring, gps, mapping apps for the iPad/iPhone/Android. Interested in house-swapping, bed and breakfasts, maps, sites, rental cars, restaurants, youth hostels, cruises and tours?

4563  Thurs  Apr-25 –  6:00-7:30pm 1/$44

 

iTunes/Apple Music

How to organize/add music, create playlists, listen to radio.

4564  Tues  May-14 –  6:00-7:30pm 1/$44

 

Mac File Management

Organize your files and folders. Learn backups and how to create shortcuts or aliases, rename and delete files, and what different file types there are.

4565  Thurs  May-9 –  6:00-7:30pm 1/$44

 

Technology – MS Excel (PC & Mac)

This standard spreadsheet will help get yourself back into the workforce, keeping track of your own investments and business bookkeeping.

4566  Tues & Thurs  Apr-16 – Apr-18 6:00-9:00pm 2/$176

 

MS Word (PC & Mac)

This standard word processor will help get yourself back into the workforce or just upgrade your professional skills.

4567  Tues & Thurs  Apr-9 – Apr-11 6:00-9:00pm 2/$176

 

Photos for Mac

How to scan, organize, edit, email with different sizes, create cards, slideshows, books, calendars.

68  Thurs  May-9 –  7:30-9:00pm 1/$44

 

Photos for Windows

How to find, manipulate, email, archive (Store), share, print and organize photos on Windows.

4569  Thurs  May-2 –  7:30-9:00pm 1/$44

 

Social Media & File Sharing

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, iCloud/Cloud, Dropbox, etc.

4570  Tues  May-21 –  7:30-9:00pm 1/$44

 

Windows File Management

Organize your files and folders. Learn backups and how to create shortcuts, rename and delete files, and what different file types there are.

4571  Thurs  May-2 –  6:00-7:30pm 1/$44

 

Intuitive Eating

 

Your Superpower to Restore a Healthy Relationship with Food and Quit Dieting

Come and join us for this exciting class presenting a new approach to your own weight issue: Stop obsessing about your weight, stop your dissatisfaction with own body and, above all, stop dieting! Listen to your own body and nourish it as your own body tells you. That is, eat to the tune of what your body is telling you. Nurture your mind and your soul. Regain your ability to listen to your own body telling you what to do, what to eat, when and how much. Learn how to reclaim your life balance, your health and a new healthy lifestyle. This is a class to learn about ten simple proven rules how to reclaim your natural way of eating and what most people lost due to the thinness culture, media buzz and a total mismanagement of the food issue by policy makers. Start your transformation journey today by learning intuitive eating skills, so you will thrive in your life!

Instructor: Paul Zakrzewski

4593 Tues April 23  6:30-8:30pm  1/$20

 

Gardening Workshops

 

Growing Food on Your Balcony

Don’t let the fact that you don’t have access to a yard/garden stop you from growing your own food! Come learn about how you can grow different types of vegetables and herbs on your balcony – no prior gardening knowledge required. To get the most out of this workshop, please spend a little time beforehand observing how much direct sunlight your balcony gets each day. Both sun-loving and shade-tolerant plant options will be discussed.

Instructor: Laura Hawkes

4603  Thurs  Apr-18 –  6:00-7:30pm 1/$15

 

Gardening 101

New to gardening? This introduction to vegetable gardening will give you the knowledge you need to get out there and start growing your very own food. Please note that the focus on this class is in-ground and raised-bed gardening (for balcony/patio gardening, please register for the “Growing Food on Your Balcony” workshop).

Instructor: Laura Hawkes

4602  Thurs  May-30 –  6:00-7:30pm 1/$15

 

Vegetable Gardening in the Fall & Winter

We are so lucky to live in a place where we can grow vegetables all year round, and summer is when you need to start planning and planting if you want to have food growing throughout the fall and winter. Come learn about the different types of vegetables that you can plant or harvest in the fall and winter and how to protect plants in cold weather.

Instructor: Laura Hawkes

4604  Thurs  Jun-20 –  6:00-7:30pm 1/$15

 

Creative Arts

 

Acrylic Painting

Have fun with acrylics! Whether you have used acrylics before or are just learning, there is something for everyone. In this class we explore how to mix and blend colours using this versatile medium in a variety of ways to improve your abilities or to get you started. $25 material fee paid in cash to instructor on first day.

Instructor: Teresa Waclawik

4576  Mon  Apr-8 – May-13 10:00-11:30am 6/$75

4577  Tues  Apr-9 – May-14 7:00-8:30pm 6/$75 – CANCELELD

 

Applied Graphic Design Bootcamp – Learn how to create digital designs! (16+)

Come learn how to design! In these classes (10), you’ll learn how to create impressive designs using professional design tools, processes and software. You’ll be able to create designs for social media, print media, and digital products. The class schedule is a mix of virtual and physical to have a more immersive experience. The course is suitable for anyone who is looking to learn how to design. No prior experience is necessary.

Participants would earn a certificate of participation that shows key design competencies learnt. Online classes are held via google classroom and zoom.

System requirements:

Windows or IOS

Ram: At least 16gb

4615  Tues & Thurs Virtual, Sun in-person  Apr-9 – May-12 Tues & Thurs 6:30-8:00pm, Sun 12-1:00pm 15/$150

 

Pysanky Workshop

Just in time for Easter! Come join a fun workshop to learn how to create traditional wax resist Ukrainian Easter Eggs. In the class you will complete one decorated egg, and gain the techniques needed to continue making many more awesome creations. All other supplies will be provided for use, by the instructor.

Instructor: Fran James

4474  Sun  Mar-10 –   10:00am-1:00pm  1/$50

 

 

Early Childhood Programs

 

Curious Cove Playschool 2023/2024

Your little one can join us twice a week for story time, arts and crafts, nature experiences, gym time and many other fun activities where they can practice their independence while making new friends.

Register in person or by phone.

Instructor: Jezlyn Cardinal

4147   Sep-11  – Jun-27   9:00-11:30am  T/Th – $124/month

Playschool is closed on stat holidays and school pro-d days.

 

PJ’s Piano for Preschoolers 3-5yrs (group)

A creative class for parent and child.  Children will learn to find notes and play a song by the end of the course.  They will also be taught to read music, rhythm and compose their own songs.   (a keyboard may be rented from PJ Music Studios 250-213-9343).  Materials fee of $10 to be paid to the instructor at the first class (cash only)

Instructor: PJ Music Studios

4607  Sun  Apr-21 – Jun-23 10:00-10:30am 9/$199

No class May 19

4612  Tues  Apr-16 – Jun-11 3:30-4:00pm 9/$199

 

Child & Youth Programs

ART

Teen Art Nights with Jessie Beauvilliers & Jenny Auld (11-15yrs)

An inclusive environment for quiet socializing and art exploration, participants will experience how art making can reduce anxiety and help build self-esteem.

4653  Thurs  May 2 – Jun 20  5:30-7:30pm 8/$40      Drop in for $10/class

 

Music

Beginner Guitar – Guitar Essentials for Kids! (8-13yrs)

Come learn guitar the fun way! In this 8 lesson course you will learn to comfortably hold, tune, and play your guitar. Throughout the course you will learn to play single note songs, strum chords, and read music from chord sheets and tablature. We will also introduce some basic music theory and notation ideas to help you better understand the language of music. No prior guitar or music skills required. Students must bring their own guitar.

Instructor: Jerry Lemon

4581  Mon  Apr-15 – Jun-3 5:15-6:00pm 7/$75

No class May 20

 

After School Band Class  (Grade 2 -Grade 5)

Calling all kiddos interested in music! Learn to play your favourite songs on the ukulele, drums, etc. in a fun and friendly environment. Form a band, design your own album art, and sing to your hearts content. Join Nick after school to learn what it takes to be in a band!Ukuleles and drums are provided. Must bring own guitar or keyboard. All instruments welcome!

Instructor: Nick Stecz

4579  Wed  Apr-17 – Jun-5 2:45-3:45pm 8/$88

 

PJ’s Piano for Kids 6-10yrs (group)

A creative fun approach to learning about music and the keyboard while developing good technique, rhythm and basic note reading and composing skills.  Each class is tailored to the needs of different age groups.   (a keyboard may be rented from PJ Music Studios 250-213-9343).  Materials fee of $10 to be paid to the instructor at the first class (cash only)

Instructor: PJ Music Studios

4605  Sun  Apr-21 – Jun-23 10:30-11:00am 9/$199

No class May 19

4610  Tues  Apr-16 – Jun-11 4:00-4:30pm 9/$199 – CANCELLED

 

PJ’s Piano for Kids 6-10yrs (semi-private)

A creative fun approach to learning about music and the keyboard while developing good technique, rhythm and basic note reading and composing skills.  Each class is tailored to the needs of different age groups.   (a keyboard may be rented from PJ Music Studios 250-213-9343).  Materials fee of $10 to be paid to the instructor at the first class (cash only)

Instructor: PJ Music Studios

4606  Sun  Apr-21 – Jun-23 11:00-11:30am 9/$228

No class May 19

4611  Tues  Apr-16 – Jun-11 4:30-5:00pm 9/$228 – CANCELLED

 

Sports

 

NEW! Soccer Accelerator (7-10yrs)  – CANCELLED

Through a combination of drills, exercises, and simulated game situations, participants will develop greater game awareness and refine their technical skills, including ball control, passing, and shooting. Our goal is to help every player reach their full potential when it comes to “the beautiful game”. Program proudly offered by the South Island Soccer Academy (southislandsocceracademy.com).

Instructor: Adrien Leduc

4616  Fri  Apr-12 – Jun-21 4:00-5:00pm 10/$150

No Class May 17th

 

Dance

 

Creative Dance (6-10 yrs) – CANCELLED

Experience high energy rhythm and dance with MoonDance Dynamic Arts School!

Movements are influenced by Jazz, African, Indian and Latin rhythms. Dancers will also explore percussion and song while experimenting with their own movements.

Instructor: Nikko Snow

4586  Thurs  Apr-11 – May-9 2:45-3:25pm 4/$44

No class May 2 (early dismissal)

4587  Thurs  May-16 – Jun-13 2:45-3:25pm 4/$44

No class June 6 (Instructor away)

 

Martial Arts

 

Kids Karate Junior Youth (6-12yrs)

Wado style training and instruction. A challenging and fun program that emphasizes physical fitness, self-confidence, discipline and self-defense skills.  This class is for beginners or kids with not much karate experience.  Call the centre for multi-child discount. (20% off for 2 children, 40% off for 3)

Instructor: WADO

4608  Tues & Thurs  Apr-9 – Jun-20 5:15-6:00pm 22/$132

 

Kids Karate Senior Youth (8-15yrs)

Wado style training and instruction. A challenging and fun program that emphasizes physical fitness, self-confidence, discipline and self-defense skills. This class is for youth who have some experience in a Martial Arts or have spent more than 6 months in the Wado Canada program.  Call the centre for multi-child discount. (20% off for 2 children, 40% off for 3)

Instructor: WADO

4609  Tues & Thurs  Apr-9 – Jun-20 6:00-6:50pm 22/$132

 

Youth Getaways (9-12yrs)

4621  Friday, April 5 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm   Indoor Sports Night

4619   Friday, April 12 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm   Melty Beads & Friendship Bracelet Making

4622   Friday, May 03 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm   Science Night

4648    Friday, May 10 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm   Mini Golf at Island View Mini Golf

4650    Friday, May 24 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm    Beach Scavenger Hunt

4649    Friday, June 7 –  5:30pm to 9:30pm    Harbourcats Game

4651    Friday, June 21 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm   Summer Party!!

 

Licensed Out of School Care

2024/2025

Our dynamic leaders provide activities that are safe, fun, challenging and exciting.  Your child will build lasting friendships, learn to make positive choices, and have tons of fun in our licensed program. We focus on out trips and new experiences! This program is available only for children enrolled in the James Bay Community School. Visit our website to enquire about our waitlist protocol.

We also offer Winter, Spring, and Summer Break camps. Internal families get priority registration for school closure care. Any extra spaces are available to kids from other schools.  Feel free to email our Out of School Care Coordinator at osc@jamesbaycentre.ca with any questions.

Mon-Fri   Before School Care (only)

7:30am to morning bell    $106.09/month*

Mon-Fri  After School Care (only)

Afternoon bell to 5:15pm   $291.74/month*

Mon-Fri  Before and After Care   $328.88/ month*

*Fees are subject to change for 2024-2025


REGISTRATION POLICIES

Please register early! Programs can be cancelled if everyone waits until the last minute to register. We will make a decision on activities two to three days prior to the start date. If not enough people sign up the program will either be cancelled or postponed.

Note that dates may change from when the hardcopy of the guide was printed.

General Registration Information

  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and requires immediate payment.
  • Minimum numbers –  if a program does not meet minimum registrant numbers to fairly pay the instructor for their time, we will email or call registrants one to two business days prior to class start and offer a full refund or account credit.

Payment

  • We accept cash, cheque, debit, Visa, or Mastercard.
  • All fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Registrants eligible for L.I.F.E. subsidy must be authorized through Crystal Pool prior to registration.
  • All programs for ages 16+ are charged 5% GST on top of listed price.
  • Online registration has a non-refundable processing fee

Refunds

  • Refunds will only be issued for withdraw requests made three business days in advance of the class start.
  • If after attending the first class you decide a program is not right for you, we are happy to issue a pro-rated refund. This request must be made at least a day prior to the start of the second class.
  • Refunds will generally not be issued for withdrawal after the second class. Special circumstances may be considered and may require a note from a medical professional.