Special Interest


Latin Dance: Back to Basics!

Thursday 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Gym In this 10-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 basics 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. ...

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Belly Dancing

Wednesday 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Gym Belly dancing is a great way to increase confidence, flexibility, and coordination. This class is an introduction to belly dance. The instructor will teach various moves and steps and show how they can be incorporated into fun combinations. Comfortable clothing (leggings, for example) is recommended, as this will allow for movement. Participants can wear any regular scarf or shawl tied around the hips or they can purchase a coin belt from the instructor for $15. Participants may begin in socks; however, dance slippers are recommended ...

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Cooking: Once a Month Planning

Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Kitchen Are you tired of the race to get supper on the table after a long busy day? Are you looking for ways to save money while ensuring that your family eats healthy home-cooked meals that do not involve slaving in the kitchen? Then this is the class for you! The 2-hour class combines both learning class time and hands-on cooking. We will cover the feasibility of cooking a month’s worth of meals in one day, how to adapt your family’s favourite meals to speed cooking, and put "the talk" into practice in the kitchen by cooking up ...

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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: There is no class October 9 (Thanksgiving). The last class is on November 27. This is a 10-week course. Instructor: Wendy Tilson, B. Mus. (McGill University), B.Ed. ...

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Exploring the World of Herbs

Wednesday 9:45 - 11:45 a.m. Childcare Room 2 Learn to become a home herbalist. Discover which herbs are important to include in your life for your health and that of your family. Create a home apothecary. Prepare for the winter season for immune, digestive, and nervous system health. Learn to make simple remedies using honeys, vinegars, teas, and medicinal concoctions to help everyone stay healthy. Learn herbal skin care and natural body care including remedies to have on hand for first aid. Many recipes, tastings and culinary information on using herbs for a variety ...

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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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Get to Know Your Car

Monday 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 Here's a course designed to educate and empower! Steve Fortin will help us acquire a basic understanding of our automobile's systems. Topics will include roadside troubles -- be prepared and don't get taken for a ride; smells -- what to look out for; what's leaking; know your limits; good parts/bad parts; tires and tire pressure; car symptoms; what all those dashboard lights mean; and much more. Participants are encouraged to bring their vehicle's owner's manual to the first class. Please Note: There is no class October 9 ...

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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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