CityPage September 5, 2019 Edition

Posted On Thursday September 05, 2019

In this week's addition:

Skatepark Grand Opening, Good Neighbour Award, Harbour Pool Public Swims, Connect Parent Group, Childhood Anxiety, and more...


Skatepark Grand Opening

Everyone welcome!!

Date: Saturday, September 14
Location: Skatepark, 10001 94 Avenue

10:00am to 11:00am — Edmonton Skate Team Demo
11:00am to 11:30am — Ribbon Cutting
11:30am to 2:00pm — Grand Opening

Fort Saskatchewan Skateboard Society will be hosting the Grand Opening, there will be: scooter, BMX, inline skating, skateboarding demos from various groups as well as a BBQ put on by the ELKS.


Nominate an Outstanding Neighbour

We encourage you to recognize a person in your neighbourhood who contributes to building strong, vibrant communities in any of the following ways:

  1. Someone who contributes to a positive community spirit
  2. Someone who supports or welcomes neighbours through acts of kindness
  3. Someone who has helped to enhance the quality of life in the neighbourhood through words or deeds.
  4. Someone who has contributed to the overall safety of the neighbourhood.

Send us your nominations: fortsask.ca/goodneighbour


Transit News

Getting to School in September

Going to school in Fort Sask?

Did you know that students attending school in Fort Saskatchewan pay only $20.40 a month or $1.50 a trip to take the bus?

Going to school in Edmonton?

The U-Pass gets you free transit on all Fort Sask transit routes including route 580 to Clareview LRT. Students attending the following schools will be provided a U-Pass: MacEwan, NAIT, NorQuest College and University of Alberta. Passes are valid at all times throughout the school year.


Harbour Pool News

Booking now!

Spots are still open for fall swim lessons at Harbour Pool. Check out all of our available Fall Swim Lessons beginning in September.

Spaces going quick

Harbour Pool’s Preschool Plunge and Play program still has select dates and times available for this fun-filled program! This 2 1/2 hour un-parented program combines crafts, snacks and pool time all under instructor supervision. **Children must be a minimum of 3 years-old and toilet trained**

You can register online, in person or call 780-992-6162.

Public Swims

Community Loonie Swim

Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 2:00-4:00pm

A special thank you to Panago Pizza for sponsoring this event.

New Fall Swim Schedule Available

Check out the Fall Swim Schedule, in effect September 1 - December 31, at fortsask.ca/pool.

Harbour Pool Customer Service 780-992-6162


Connect Parent Group

An attachment-based program supporting parents & caregivers

Do you ever feel that your pre-teen doesn’t listen to you? Do you sometimes even feel pushed away? Do parents matter?

Actually, there is very good evidence that strong relationships with parents protect youth from risk during adolescence and help them thrive!

We call that ATTACHMENT!

Connect is a FREE 9-week program to support parents of pre- teens (ages 10-14). Parents meet in groups of 10-16 with two trained group leaders.

Wednesdays starting October 2 until December 4, 2019 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (No group on November 13) Lang Room at City Hall, 10005 102 St, Fort Saskatchewan.

Limited spaces available. Light supper will be provided.

About the Connect Parent Group

Co-developed over the last 10 years by the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre and Simon Fraser University, the program focuses on the core components of secure attachment to promote children’s social, emotional, and behavioural adjustment. Connect helps caregivers understand basic attachment concepts which can then be applied across a broad range of situations and relational concepts.

Each session provides parents with an attachment perspective on parent-child relationships and adolescent development. Parents watch role-plays, do exercises and discuss ways of responding to challenging behaviour and problems. After each session, parents receive handouts with key points to remember when applying the principles to their own parent-child relationships.

Call Jennifer at 780-997-4164 to register for this FREE program.


Childhood Anxiety

Understanding and helping children heal

Anxiety has many faces, and at this workshop parents, caregivers, and professionals will learn about the psychological and physiological roots of anxiety, why it is on the rise in our children, and what to do to help children better manage it.

Date: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Location: Boys & Girls Club, 10090 93Ave

To register, please call 780-992-0103 or email fortsaskboysandgirlsclub@hotmail.com


The (Re)Connection Revolution

First responders & their back up

First Responders experience some of the most traumatic situations on the “front-line” in their job. There is also a continued “stigma” of talking about mental health and the often-feared PTSD.

This evening will look after all the heroes who do this brave work of helping people at their most vulnerable. Heroes who do frontline work (paid or volunteer) and those who hold them dear.

Dr. Jody Carrington, Speaker / Author / Game Changer
February 25, 2020
Dow Centennial Centre, Shell Theatre
6:00 - 9:00pm

TICKETS @ $30 (go on sale on September 3 at ticketpro.ca or at the Dow Centennial Centre)

#ReConnectionRevolution


Fall Leisure Guide Feature Classes

Fit for Life

Are you ready to begin your fitness journey? Are you interested in learning how to make lifestyle changes but not sure where to begin? Your instructor will guide you through a wide variety of exercise modalities in a comfortable and encouraging atmosphere three times a week. You will receive nutrition guidance through the use of food journals, participate in weekly weigh-ins and measurements to achieve real and lasting results. To keep it fun, you will take advantage of two locations, the Dow Centennial Centre and Taurus Field. Both indoor and outdoor workouts will be a part of your effective training. After completing Fit For Life, you will receive a one month free membership to the Dow Centennial Centre to help you continue your success. Don’t miss out as spaces are limited!

Apple Fitness Center Taurus Field Warm Up, Dow Centennial Centre Taurus Field (Weather Permitting)
Tue, Thu & Sat | Sep 14 - Nov 9
Tue @ 7:15 - 8:15pm
Thu @ 6:00 - 7:00pm
Sat @ 10:45 - 11:45am
Instructor: Kerrie
Register for Course ID# 7741 | $475

Dance 101

So you think you can’t dance? Oh yes you can! Barb will show you how easy it is to pick up on basic dance moves that will inspire you to take fun classes like Zumba, Belly Dance, Hip hop and more. Don’t be shy, come and get your groove on. The workout is just the bonus to a super fun class.

ATCO Gym B, Dow Centennial Centre
Instructor: Barb

Tue, Sep 10 - Oct 15
7:30 - 8:30pm
Register for Course #7609 | $78

Tue, Oct 22 - Dec 3
7:30 - 8:30pm
Register for Course #7610 | $78

Yoga Schedule

Kangoo Jumps

Kangoo Jumps is a fun and effective workout that offers 80% less impact, 25% more calorie burn, 100% fun! This cardio workout is great for all ages and fitness levels. It helps with toning, weight loss and coordination all while having fun wearing Kangoo Jumps Boots. (No boots, no problem! The instructor will provide boot rentals for $5 per class. Sizing will be done prior to the first class.)

ATB Financial Wellness Studio, Dow Centennial Centre
Instructor: Tabitha

Wed, Sep 12 - Oct 24
7:30 - 8:30pm
Register for Course #7656 | $40.80

Wed, Oct 30 - Dec 11
7:30 - 8:30pm
Register for Course #7657 | $47.60

GCC Main MR, Fort Saskatchewan Golf and Curling Club
Instructor: Tabitha

Tue, Sep 10 - Oct 22
6:00 - 7:00pm
Register for Course #7658 | $47.60

Tue, Oct 29 - Dec 10
6:00 - 7:00pm
Register for Course #7659 | $47.60

Fitness Kickboxing

This is NOT aerobics class with fight techniques. All fitness levels, and ability welcome to enjoy an authentic beginner Fitness Kickboxing Canada program without sparring. The cardiovascular, toning, conditioning and motor skill gains in a friendly safe environment. Relieve your frustrations from the workday as you punch, kick, bob and weave your way through the warm up with air attacks, striker/defender instruction rounds. All classes include strength, abdominal, back and stretching. Experience the thrill of punching a focus pad, build your endurance and shape your physique. Gloves, wraps and focus pads provided.

GCC Main MR, Fort Saskatchewan Golf and Curling Club
Thu, Sep 12 - Dec 12
6:15 - 7:15pm
Instructor: Leslee
Register for Course #7773 | $95.20

Dow Centennial Centre
Wed, Sep 11 - Dec 11
5:00 - 6:00pm
Instructor: Leslee
Register for Course #7780 | $95.20

Turbo Kick® Live

The ultimate cardio-kickboxing experience, Turbo Kick® LIVE is perfect for the beginner and elite fitness enthusiast alike! This fat-burning workout combines cardio kickboxing with body-sculpting HIIT moves choreographed to the hottest music mixes. Get lean, get toned, and feel unstoppable in the class that’s high-energy and super addicting!

ATB Financial Wellness Studio, Dow Centennial Centre
Tue, Sep 10 - Dec 10
6:00 - 7:00am
Instructor: Chantelle
Register for Course #7801 | $95.20

Bellyfit®

With it’s perfect blend of Dance, Fitness & Yoga inspired moves, intelligently designed for the female body, this is the flagship class that started the Bellyfit® movement. Set to a soundtrack of the best electronic dance music and ambient tracks available, you’ll get a beautifully compact 60 minutes of bootie shakin’ goodness, 40 minutes of stress reducing cardio dance, 10 minutes of full body toning, and 10 minutes of Yoga inspired stretching and meditation.

ScotiaBank Studio, Dow Centennial Centre
Tue, Sep 10 - Dec 10
5:15 - 6:15pm
Instructor: Chantelle
Register for Course #7802 | $95.20

Strong by Zumba® with Core & Stretch

STRONG 30 is a revolutionary 30-minute, high-intensity, full body workout where every single cardio and muscle-conditioning move is perfectly synced to original music. So instead of counting reps, you train to the beat, pushing past your limits and torching more calories. Got 30 minutes? Then STRONG 30 is the perfect way to reach your total body transformation. Finish it off with a bit more core and relaxing stretch component. (Accessible to all fitness levels including beginners as we offer levels and modifications throughout the class.)

ATCO Gym, Dow Centennial Centre
Fri, Sep 13 - Dec 13
6:00 - 7:00am
Instructor: Chantelle
Register for Course #7791 | $95.20

Essentrics®

This is a full body workout that rapidly changes the shape of your body through a dynamic and fluid combination of strengthening and stretching, The technique develops lean, strong and flexible muscles with immediate changes to your posture. Perfect for all fitness levels, this program rebalances the body, prevents and treats injuries and unlocks tight joints. With a diverse music playlist accompanying each routine, this equipment-free workout leaves you feeling energized, youthful and healthy.

ScotiaBank Studio, Dow Centennial Centre
Tue, Sep 10 - Dec 10
6:30 - 7:30pm
Instructor: Leslee
Register for Course #7612 | $95.20

Team Training

Do you want to up your game, run faster, play stronger and outshine the competition? Get your team signed up for this dryland training. Our personal trainer will put you through workouts to improve your strength, endurance and speed. Be strong…play strong and WIN!

ATB Financial Wellness Studio, Dow Centennial Centre
Wed, Sep 11 - Nov 27
8:40 - 9:25pm
Instructor: Jenna
Register for Course #7783 | $75.60

Core & Roll

Connect with your inner strength during 30 minutes of core conditioning. A strong core will benefit your balance, posture, stabilization and overall movement. Core strengthening is important for all fitness levels. Finish up with the foam rolling technique or myofascial release that helps to increase flexibility and mobility. This form of self-massage aids in blood flow and recovery of muscles. A great supplement to your regular fitness routine.

Aux Sable Flex Hall, Dow Centennial Centre
Sat, Sep 14 - Nov 2
10:00 - 11:00am
Instructor: Sherry
Register for Course #7797 | $54.40

Muscle Up Your Metabolism

No Impact! Increase Metabolism! Build Core Strength! A challenging strength training workout designed to increase muscle definition, improve functional and CORE strength all which contribute to boost your metabolism! A stretch component is included to improve flexibility creating long lean muscles. (Kids can take the POUND class in the Flexhall at the same time.)

ATCO Gym B, Dow Centennial Centre
Mon, Sep 9 - Dec 9
5:00 - 6:00pm
Instructor: Angie
Register for Course #7611 | $81.60

Generation Pound® (6 YRS +)

Generation POUND® was created not just as a workout geared towards kids, but a MOVEMENT that aims to change the concept of health and fitness for today’s youth. Get ready to make fitness about self-expression, empowerment, self-love and FUN! How? By introducing alternative ways to, MOVE, ROCK, PLAY and MAKE NOISE! (Adults can take “Muscle Up Your Metabolism” in the gym while the kids are in class.)

Aux Sable Flex Hall, Dow Centennial Centre
Instructor: Kerrie

Mon, Sep 9 - Dec 9
5:00 - 6:00pm
Register for Course #7729 | $81.60

Wed, Sep 11 - Oct 23
5:00 - 6:00pm
Register for Course #7730 | $47.60

Wed, Oct 30 - Dec 11
5:00 - 6:00pm
Register for Course #7731 | $47.60

Small Group Personal Training

Have you ever wanted to try personal training sessions but not sure if it’s for you? Well grab a few friends and come to this small group workout tailored with you and your objectives in mind. Our Certified Fitness Trainer will provide expert guidance and motivation for workouts to help you achieve your fitness goals.

ATCO Gym B, Dow Centennial Centre
Wed, Sep 11 - Dec 11
5:00 - 5:45pm
Instructor: Jenna
Register for Course #7782 | $88.20


Employment Opportunities

Take your career in the right direction

For more information and a complete listing of all open competitions, please visit fortsask.ca/careers.