Archived courses


Copy of Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Quick and Easy

Thursday 9:45 - 11:45 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Inflammation is the root of the diseases linked to ageing — from wrinkles to autoimmune diseases (like rheumatoid arthritis), and just about everything in between. The good news is there is a “dietary pattern” that we can adopt that will slow down the diseases linked with ageing and help us stay healthier for longer. In this course, we will focus on why we should follow the anti-inflammatory eating lifestyle, the Mediterranean food circle and healthy plate. Participants will determine their food personality and ...

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A Great Evening in Spanish (Intermediate Level)

Tuesday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 Holà! You’d like a chance to practice your Spanish? How about having fun while chatting and playing games in this beautiful language?  The aim of this intermediate-level course is to improve your listening and speaking skills as you enjoy a great evening out. The class is designed for women wanting to practice and improve their skills in Spanish by addressing the specific needs of participants: travelling, formal and informal conversation, Latin culture, etc. Disfruten de esta oportunidad de mejorar su Español en un ...

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Start Running! Couch to 5K Running Group 9 a.m.

Tuesday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Outside -- Meet on the grass on the north side of the building Ever wanted to start running but not sure how? Ever wanted to run but think you can’t? Signed up for a 5K race and wondering what to do next? This course is for you! Using run/walk intervals, the course will gently ease you into running and take you from being a non-runner or very beginner runner to a 5K-runner! Some running strength building exercises will be included as well as warm up and cool down/stretching exercises. This course will literally run rain or shine, so ...

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Resilience in the Emotional Well-Being Journey

Friday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Join Psychologist Melinda Morros for a 9-week course on emotional well-being and resilience. Drawing from the exciting areas of positive psychology, cognitive behaviour therapy and mindfulness, this course will focus on integrating up-to-date research and practical strategies into our individual and collective journeys towards emotional well-being and resilience. Participants will have an opportunity to explore their goals, challenges, and triumphs. Instructor: Melinda Morros, M.A., Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

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Healing Meditations

Friday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Come experience the peace that comes with meditation and the clarity that you can find with regular practice. In each class, we will do a bit of chair yoga, some breathing exercises, and focus on reuniting awareness and experience of body, mind and spirit. Come as you Are. Instructor: Sheila Southon, Certified Counsellor, Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor, Quebec Certified Naturotherapist

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Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Quick and Easy

Thursday 9:45 - 11:45 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Inflammation is the root of the diseases linked to ageing — from wrinkles to autoimmune diseases (like rheumatoid arthritis), and just about everything in between. The good news is there is a “dietary pattern” that we can adopt that will slow down the diseases linked with ageing and help us stay healthier for longer. In this course, we will focus on why we should follow the anti-inflammatory eating lifestyle, the Mediterranean food circle and healthy plate. Participants will determine their food personality and ...

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The Joy Circle

Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Come join this warm and lively circle to be inspired, uplifted, and empowered in your day-to-day life. Each week, we will collectively experiment with self-care practices: movement exercises, self-massage, guided meditation and affirmations, mantra singing, dance, and more. Through this practice and group sharing, we will intentionally inject more energy and joy into our busy lives, and tap into our inner wisdom. Please Note: The last class is on June 7. This is an 8-week course. Instructors: Sylwia Dyjak, B.A. ...

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Cooking: International Vegetarian

Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Kitchen Geared toward the novice as well as the experienced cook, this class will explore the world of vegetarian cooking. We will be inspired by Greek, Mediterranean, Cajun & Creole, and Tuscan Vegetarian specialties. From Vegan Moussaka to Goat Cheese Cannelloni, Moroccan Sweet Potato and Pomegranate Tagine to Tofu Gumbo – this 9-week hands-on course is filled with lots of delicious recipes and techniques to help you transform a boring meal into a fantastic one, and you’ll even get to take home a portion for an at-home taste ...

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Becoming a Manager of Your Own Life

Tuesday 9:45 - 11:45 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Every day you are required to make decisions: how to spend your time, how to use your money, what to do about your well-being. Every decision you make plays a role in determining your overall life direction. The goal of this course is to develop practical skills to manage your daily life most effectively and to overcome a feeling that other people or circumstances are controlling your existence and your well-being. Participants will evaluate their self-management, determine strategies to strengthen communication, and learn ...

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How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk

Monday 7:00-9:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Because children don’t come with an instruction manual, join Valerie each week to learn practical, simple, and effective parenting tips and techniques.  Based on the book, How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk, this course will give you the skills you need to do the following: • Teach your child to understand, identify and communicate feelings; • Encourage cooperation; • Discipline without hurting or alienating; • Encourage autonomy; • Help your child develop a positive and ...

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Beginner’s Spanish

Thursday 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 This is a basic Spanish course geared to improve your oral communication, be it for personal growth, travel purposes, or simple amusement as you acquire the basic grammar skills. This course will help you better enjoy your travelling experiences and enhance communications and intercultural understanding. Led by a native Spanish-speaking teacher, the lessons are held in small groups in a friendly and non-stressful environment. Close attention is given to address each participant’s specific needs.  Come and have a great time ...

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Life Mapping for the New Year

Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Upstairs Classroom It's a new year, so take control of your destiny by charting the course for where you want to go.  When you first see it, you believe it!  Want to move from your current state to a new reality?  Or perhaps a higher purpose?  Where would you like to be and what would you like to have accomplished one year from now? Dream big, create a picture of it, and actively move in that direction by designing your own map to guide the actions that will lead you there. We will chart the paths we have taken that have led us to where we ...

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The Practice of Meditation

Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom The practice of meditation is an ongoing journey. Meditation in a group can be a powerful dynamic that helps us to connect with others while working on our individual issues. Guided visualizations and imagery will be given to help to focus on the breath and to help clear the mind.  Various themes and methods of meditation will be explored and practiced. Comfortable clothing and a water bottle are recommended for this class. Instructor: Nazzarena Santini, CMT, Reiki Master, Founder of Avalon Massage Academy

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ABC – Apprendre en S’amusant (3-5 ans)

Tuesday 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. Upstairs Classroom The primary goal of this class is to equip children with the language skills they need to enjoy successful experiences in any French or bilingual Kindergarten classroom. Each week, your child will strengthen his/her foundation in the French language through phonological-awareness activities that will lead him/her through a natural progression of pre-reading skills and language development. The children will work through language manipulations, such as letters and alphabet cut-outs, thematic stories, fun rhymes, songs, and ...

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What We Know For Sure

Monday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Oprah Winfrey was asked a few years ago by someone she interviewed, "What do you know for sure?"  That question led her on her own journey to discover and share with others what it is that she knows for sure about life. She found this to be a profound and life-changing experience. She published a collection of these reflections in her book, What I Know for Sure. Now it is your turn to answer the question. What do you know for sure?  Each class we will look at a central topic or lesson that will hopefully help you live ...

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