Special Interest


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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Cooking: Comfort from the Old Country

Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Kitchen There’s nothing quite as comforting as a hot bowl of soup or as mouth-watering as a hearty stew on a crisp winter afternoon. Soups and stews also stretch your dollar and, better yet, freeze well, so make as big of a pot as you want. Join us and learn great techniques for developing delicious, healthy meals full of richness, warmth, and flavour. In our classes, we will work together in a fun, hands-on environment, sending you home with a meal portion and the inspiration to try something new this winter. A $40 consumable fee for ...

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Exploring Your Self with SoulCollage®

Monday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 SoulCollage® is a fun and creative way to explore the mystery of you. The SoulCollage® deck represents the self as a whole and each card images one part of that self. People use their SoulCollage® cards to access their own inner wisdom and find direction by reading their cards individually or in groups. Sharing SoulCollage® cards is an enjoyable, enriching way to deepen intimacy and strengthen community. Browsing through piles of images, you find those that call to you, then make collage cards. These cards reflect your ...

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Latin Dance: Back to Basics!

Thursday 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Gym In this 9-week course, Instructor Sherezad Abadi Perez will share her passion for Latin dancing, a skill she developed in her native South America where she performed Latin dance for many years. The course will cover a wide range of styles and Latin rhythms. Participants will learn the basic steps and timing of salsa, merengue, and follow a fun and energetic choreography for reggeaton. Using group choreographies, Sherezad will teach you how to move to the music without a need for a partner; the focus will be on styling and rhythm. Each ...

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Singing Group

Monday 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Upstairs Classroom If you like to sing, why not join our singing group this session? We have a lot of fun working on many different styles of music in unison and 2-part arrangements.  Singing in a group creates a special connection among people.  We are very friendly and welcome all levels of musical ability.  You just might discover a new talent in yourself! Please Note: The last class is on March 19. This is a 9-week course. Instructor: Wendy Tilson, B. Mus. (McGill University), B.Ed. (University of Toronto)

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Handy Woman Jane

Wednesday 9:45 - 11:45 a.m. Childcare Room 2 Is the "honey-do list" not getting any shorter? Have you ever wondered if you could afford a handy man to fix up all the little disasters around the house? This course will empower you to tackle some of the nitty-gritty problems and tasks that occur at home. Learn how to change a faulty electrical outlet, switch out those sticking dresser drawer runners, find a cost-cutting way to decorate your home with custom-cut picture frames, or give your kitchen a facelift by updating your backsplash with ceramic tiles -- and even have ...

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Watermedia

Friday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Create beautiful paintings while focusing on building skills in watercolor and accentuating your personal style and self-expression. This course will be offered in a workshop style with an emphasis on improving your techniques with interaction and guidance from the teacher. Participants will learn about the foundations of watercolor by exploring colour mixing, wet-in wet and controlled washes and basic brush control. In this course, we will also explore the use of ink, watercolour pencils and crayons to create luminous and ...

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Knitting For All — And Some Crochet Too!

Tuesday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Childcare Room 2 Beginners and veteran knitters and/or crocheters are welcome to join this class to either learn a new craft or work on an ongoing project while picking up a few tips and tricks. Class projects will be presented, but are not mandatory. We will also be covering some basic crochet techniques, which will allow you to either embellish your knitting projects or learn a new craft! Please bring a ball of inexpensive light-coloured worsted yarn, size 4.5 mm (US 7) knitting needles, your current project and a crochet hook (if applicab...

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Mixed Media Collage

Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Explore art and the act of creating collage through a creative process. This 10-week course will be offered in a workshop style so students will leave each class with a finished or semi-finished project. Using imagination and intuition, each student creates a work from simple materials using the basic elements of design (line, space, colour, form, value and texture) while exploring the principles of design (repetition, contrast, balance, unity and movement). Students are encouraged to bring in line drawings of scenes, ...

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Wednesday Night Book Club

Wednesday 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. (once a month on the third Wednesday of every month) Childcare Room 2 The Women's Centre's book club offers you great reading, exciting discussion and warm companionship. Because there are no animators, participants rotate the leadership role on a monthly basis. The club meets on the third Wednesday of every month. For information about meeting dates and the book selected for the upcoming meeting, please refer to the Events Calendar on our website or call the WIWC Office at 514-695-8529. Please Note: The WIWC’s free childcare service is ...

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