Expressive art therapy

This class is specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities to use for self-expression, emotional growth and healing. Patti will guide the participants through the use of the expressive arts modalities; such as drawing, painting, sculpture, writing, movement or music as a therapeutic tool to help initiate change, creativity and social engagement. All materials are supplied including paint, markers, pastels, clay and collage materials. Space is limited. Please contact Patti Smithson at 778-235-9942 to see if this class is suitable for you.

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Friday Art Group

For those who like to draw or paint, come and join our group and bring your lunch. No oils please. This is a self led program.

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Sewing Group

This is a self-led program for those who have experience in sewing and would like to gather and sew. Participants are required to bring their own sewing machine in good working order. Instructors’ guidance will be available when necessary.

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Indo Canadian Women’s Group

This social group explores health and wellness activities while gaining new methods for Community Living. Contact Resham Sandhu @ 604-430- 3115 for more info.

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Seniors Progressive Society

This Non-profitable Mens Society meets twice a week to listen to worldwide news including news from India, poems, songs, jokes and stories. 4-6 times a year Bus Tours are arranged in order to overcome isolation and lonliness. Refreshments are served in every meeting. No Session Oct 14 & Nov 11

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Seniors Choir

Love to sing? Please join our choir for a variety of music such as folk, pop and classical songs. The course will cover the basic vocal technique and breath control as well.

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Voice training

An introductory course of voice production in singing. It will cover how to vocalize and the proper way of breath control. There will be time for one to one training due to the small size of the class.

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Karaoke

On Wednesday afternoons we sing and have fun! Karaoke songs are available in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

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Ballroom Dance

Our group aims to improve dance skills for seniors while emphasizing health and social well-being. No Sessions Sep 2, Oct 14 & Nov 11

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Musical moments

This is a mental stimulation activity for all seniors and family caregivers in the neighbourhood, who are experiencing stress, depression, isolation and loneliness. We believe in the power of music in reducing these barriers to active engagement in the community. This free two hour weekly program will provide group singing thru the use of You Tube and Karaoke, complemented by printed lyrics of English traditional and contemporary songs. Dancing and other musical movements that would put music in motion will also be learned, including some healthy breathing and stretching exercises. Occasionally, workshops and information sessions on mental health and diseases that affect the brain will be conducted, supported by brain-fit and other mental stimulation activities. For more information, please call the Seniors Brigade Society of BC at 604-453- 5885 or email seniorsbrigade@yahoo.ca. No session Oct 14 & Nov 11

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You Can Ukulele Beginners

Start on the road to an exciting lifetime of fun with this old/new instrument – the Ukulele. Learn the basics, from a simple understanding of the instrument to chord formation, strumming, and singing. Instructor will bring a few extra Ukuleles on the first class but each student must have their own ukulele.

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You Can Ukulele Level ll

For those who have taken the beginner class. Work on improving your skills. Instructor will bring a few extra Ukuleles on the first class but each student must have their own ukulele thereafter.

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Chinese Calligraphy Beginner

Learn the ancient art of Chinese Calligraphy through step-by-step instructions on writing Chinese characters. Students are encouraged to experience the rhythm and sense of design in Chinese writing, thereby bringing an aesthetic dimension to their understanding of the Chinese language. Program is taught in Cantonese and Mandarin. English translation will be available.

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Writing class

Come and join fellow seniors who share a common interest in creative writing. This class will be set in a comfortable venue with an informal
& supportive environment where participants are encouraged to write and share your stories, moments and memoirs. With time and practice these sessions may help you to discover your own voice and style. You will be guided by a volunteer facilitator who will lead each weekly session with a writing prompt. Upon completion

of your voluntary writing exercise(to be completed at your leisure), we encourage an optional non-critical reading of your assignment the following week where you can receive feedback and pointers from other writers. No prerequisites required.

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Acrylic Painting

Students learn basic color theory, use of mediums, techniques, including mixed media, photo imagery, and tools, and will explore the visual world through Acrylic Paint. This series facilitates the individual student’s art practice through demonstration, individual instruction, and support while students are painting at the easel, or tables. Within each class there will be a demonstration and/or exploration of techniques. Students then use the studio class time to incorporate learned techniques, and develop their own art path. The student will be introduced to: Impressionism, cubism, realism, abstract and current approaches. Class sizes are small, with individual attention. Painting Materials are needed for this program. You have the option of buying your materials at Kroma in Grandville Island. The special kit is ‘ArtDreams Kit’ or purchase the materials on your own.

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Italian for Beginners

You will learn everyday vocabulary, sentence structure and present tense of verbs. You will also learn to share information about yourself and to ask basic questions in Italian.

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