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Fall & Winter Activity Guide

Registration for Fall & Winter is now open! You can check out our activity guide online.  Paper copies are available at the Oaklands Community Centre and Oaklands Neighbourhood House, 2629 Victor Street.


Check out our online catalogue to register for all of our programs and events online. Registration is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. You can also register in person or over the phone by visiting the Oaklands Community Centre at 1-2827 Belmont Avenue or by calling us at 250-370-9101.


Sometimes really great programs are cancelled if we do not have enough participants register. Please register early to avoid disappointment. Minimum program registration must be met at least three business days prior to the program start date.

 

If you have any questions about our programs, services, or events, let us know in person, by phone, or email reception@oaklandsca.com

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What's Happening

Cartooning with Gareth

 

Back by popular demand!  Gareth started cartooning when he discovered comic books in 1978. He was five years old. He grew up to not only own a comic book shop but also to draw comic books for a living. He has also taught cartooning classes for the past 20 years at such venues as The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, The Royal British Columbia Museum, The Robert Bateman Centre, Poppet Creative, The YMCA, and in his own cartooning school at Legends Comics' Back Room Studio.


Join him for these fun sessions where he'll show his techniques and tricks to creating interesting cartoons, comic strips, and comic books. Creating characters, drawing with ink and ink wash, and telling stories about being a globe-trotting cartoon journeyman. 


Gareth is perhaps most well-known for The Perogy Cat and The Monster Sisters, but wouldn't be surprised if you've never heard of him at all. No experience required. 


Tuesdays from 6-7 pm starting September 17 at Oaklands Neighbourhood House

Click here to register online

Drop-in option available if space permits

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American Sign Language

 

 Join Sheila for an introduction to the visual language used by the Deaf community in Canada. Learn the essentials of basic, everyday communication such as exchanging information, identifying and describing people, places, and things within the immediate environment, and asking for clarification. Gain insight into the Deaf community and Deaf culture.

Beginner 1

starting Monday, January 27 from 6-7 pm

Beginner 2
starting Thursday, January 30 from 6-7 pm


at Oaklands Neighbourhood House, 2629 Victor Street

Click here to register online

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Fitness Classes - New this Fall

Cardio Abs & Glutes

 This class will ignite your core and glutes. 30+ minutes of focused exercises will have your entire midsection tapped out in no time. Appropriate warm up and cool down will get you ready for this highly targeted work out with a cardio twist. 

Join Jeff on Tuesdays from 7-8 pm at Oaklands Community Centre


Circuit Training - CANCELLED until November 5

 This class will help condition your whole body using resistance training and cardio exercises. It targets muscular endurance and strength and is great for losing weight and resculpting your body. Multiple rounds of intense exercise utilizing your own body weight and resistance bands will have you feeling drained yet satisfied. Expect a full warm up and cool down to ensure A full dynamic warm up to ensure joints and muscles are ready and a proper cool down to help with recovery. 

Join Jeff on Tuesdays from 8-9 pm at Oaklands Community Centre


BellyFit Flow - CANCELLED until November 6

 This class is a blend of yoga and dance. Following a traditional group fitness format, the focus is on building strength and flexibility, using music to inspire the movements. This is a mat-based class. Participants must be able to get up and down off the floor. 

Join Melanie on Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15 pm at Oaklands Community Centre


High Intensity Interval Training

 HIIT is a total-body, heart-pumping, aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class begins with a full body warm-up, 3-4 segments of multi-level strength/cardio training, and finishes with cooldown and stretch. We will be outdoors whenever possible. Modifications are provided, great for all fitness levels. 

Join Denise on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 pm at Oaklands Community Centre

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Parent & Baby Group

 

 This group is for parents and babies up to 9 months. Join our experienced facilitator to discuss topics including nutrition, health, baby growth and development, family health and wellness, and the joys and challenges of parenthood. Childcare provided for older children. Meet other families in your community in this warm, relaxed group. This group is free to join. For more information please call 250-370-9101 ext. 2  


Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 am starting September 24 at Oaklands Chapel, 2736 Fernwood Road

Click here to register online

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Yoga Classes - New this Fall

Power Flow

 Linking breath with movement, this class is fun and challenging. We will flow from one posture to another while we cultivate strength, balance, focus and flexibility. You will leave feeling warm and energized! 

Join Kayla on Wednesdays from 6-7 pm at Oaklands Neighbourhood House


Yin & Yoga Nidra - CANCELLED until November 6

 Seated and reclined postures are held for longer periods of time (3-5 minutes) to target the deeper connective tissues in the body. This practice closes with a relaxing guided meditation. Complementary to dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of movement. Suitable for all levels. 

Join Ashley on Wednesdays from 7:45-9 pm at Oaklands Neighbourhood House


Hatha Yoga

 A 60 minute class focused on body awareness, safe alignment, and a strong mind-body connection. Designed to cultivate balance, strength, mobility, and joint stability in your body. 

Join Lisa on Thursdays from 6-7 pm at Oaklands Neighbourhood House and Erica on Sundays from 10-11:15 am at Oaklands Community Centre


Postnatal Yoga - CANCELLED until November 2

 This class is for parents and babies 3-9 months old. In this hatha flow class, we will focus on strengthening and stretching while alleviating the aches and pains that come with parenthood. Special attention will be given to strengthening your core and releasing tension in your neck, shoulders, hips, and back. This class allows parent to focus on baby when necessary; feeding, changing diapers, comforting your babe, while also getting time to focus on oneself. Please bring items to keep baby comfy.

Join Angela on Saturdays from 10:30-11:45 am at Oaklands Neighbourhood House 


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Culinary Workshops with Rejan of Whole Harmony Health

Eating for Immunity

 In this workshop you’ll learn about the healing power of food! How can you support your immune system through the foods you eat? We’ll discuss how to adapt your diet throughout the year to maintain your health and energy and ward off illness. Afterwards, we’ll create and share an immune-boosting food together. Take home a goodie bag filled with immune-boosting products and samples. 

Saturday, November 16 from 1-3 pm


Detox Your Diet

 Are you ready to regain energy, improve your sleep, balance your mood, reduce cravings, and naturally lose weight? In this workshop, we’ll discuss detoxification and the foods, herbs, and supplements that can support your body’s natural processes. Build a personalized meal plan including tips and tricks, recipes, and more! Snacks and drinks provided.

Saturday, January 18 from 1-3 pm


Raw Desserts

 In this workshop, you will learn how to create your tasty favourites in a healthier way! We’ll discuss the benefits of including raw foods into your diet and how to master delicious and healthy raw desserts. Afterwards, we’ll make various desserts and snacks to take home for yourself or your Valentine. Take home recipes and tips and tricks to include more raw foods into your life. 

Saturday, February 8 from 1-3 pm


To register for these workshops online click here.  You can also visit us in person or call 250.370.9101

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