Ballroom Dance

Our group aims to improve dance skills for seniors while emphasizing health and social well-being.

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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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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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Karaoke

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

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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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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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Aging artfully

Did you ever want to paint but didn’t know where to start? This class is suitable for absolute beginners. Just a creative spirit and a willingness to try is all you need to cultivate your inner artist. Loosen up and have fun through a series of simple drawing and painting exercises, while learning about perspective, good composition and basic colour theory. Bring a photo reference and your favourite art supplies to the rst class. A list of art supplies will be handed out

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Smartphone and iPhone

Bring your own Smartphone and learn how to set your devices to suit your needs, such as Wi-Fi set up, learning how to download apps, learning how to use them and how to delete them if you don’t want it. You will also learn how to use E-mail functions such
as send, received, forward, reply, attachment, and delete mails. Classes are taught in Cantonese/Mandarin.

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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 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 a ect the brain will be conducted, supported by brain- t and other mental stimulation activities.

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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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Italian for Beginners level 1

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

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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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Piano Private

Lessons Musical expressions takes on a creative and intuitive approach to music learning. With goals and learning styles varying from student to student, we help you first determine what you want to achieve, so we can make it our goal to get you there! From the basic beginners to preparing exams, all students will be encouraged to tap into their creative sides and be taught to express themselves through improvisation. Each class (session) is 30 minutes. If you’re learning at a grade 5 level or above, please book two, half hour sessions to ensure enough time for the lesson. All music books and materials are purchased separately. Order through our teachers. Instructor website: musicalexpressions.ca

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Guitar/Ukulele private lessons

Guitar players of any skill level and beginner ukulele players are welcome! Each private lesson will be tailored to your skill, age, ability and interests. Come and enjoy the guitar/ukulele! Please bring your own instrument.

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Zen drumming and chant

Rhythm is Yoga for the Mind! Discover the Power of the Pulse! Ignite your inner rhythm and creative juices with this powerful form of guided active meditation. We will be interacting, grooving with drums and percussion and adding an element of voice to bring connection to the whole body. Fun and engaging for all levels and styles of drumming. Please bring a drum, and/or percussion instruments if you have one. We also have extras to share. No experience necessary. If you have a heartbeat, you can drum!

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Ukulele Sing Along

Join this new program as we try to build a ukulele community at Killarney. There will be a song leader who will select the play list f or each session and lead the songs. Song books will be available for purchase the day of the sing along for $15. We welcome beginners to experts! Please bring a stand and your ukulele!

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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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International Ballroom dance

Learn how to ballroom dance International Style and feel like a pro on the dance floor! Waltz and Cha Cha, Tango and Rumba, Foxtrot and Swing, and much more! Spend the afternoon having fun and learning new dance moves, developing rhythm and confidence with meeting new friends.

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Line dancing Beginners

Come out and join our friendly group of dancers. It’s good fun and great exercise with a wide variety of music; rumba, cha cha, waltz and 2-step. Learn and practice the dances in a friendly, social atmosphere. Beginners: If joining the class after the 3rd week of lessons you must know some basic steps and terminology.

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Learn Spanish Through Music & Art

Learn Spanish and some aspects of Latin America culture, in a fun and relaxed environment through singing with live music, dancing, and other art related
activities.

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Social Dance

Put on your dancing shoes and come Fox Trot, Waltz and Rumba to old time music! No partner required! Beginners are welcome. Refreshments will occasionally be available.

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Expressive art therapy

This class is specifically designed for individuals with developmental disabilities to use for self-expression, emotional growth and healing. Patti will guide the participants through the use of 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, clay and collage material. Space is limited. Please contact Patti Smithson at 778-235-9942 to see if this class is suitable for you

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