Spring and Summer Seasonal Programming 2018

Registration for Spring and Summer 2018 is open, click here for online registration and registration policies.

CAG Program Fees
The Province of Ontario has announced some changes regarding employment policies that have impacted fees for CAG programs and services. The greatest impact is that as of January 1, 2018, the minimum wage will increase to $14 an hour, a 22% increase. In order to meet this requirement and continue to offer a fair and competitive pay to all our employees, pay for many of our staff will be raised. This cost increase, together with others required to meet provincial regulations, are significant given the CAG’s small size and budget. As a result, fees for programs and services have increased.
While CAG aims to offer lower rates for community members, this fee increase cannot be avoided given the changes in policy and regulations. Should this fee increase prohibit you from being able to benefit from CAG services, please email Carol Workun, Executive Director, at cworkun@ottawaeastCAG.ca.

Financial Assistance available to residents of Old Ottawa East.

Corrections to print flyer
Occasionally we are required to make changes to our program offering after the Program Guide has gone to print. Details as published on this website are the most up to date.

Children and Youth Programs (Spring and Summer 2018)

Registration for Spring and Summer 2018 is open. click here for online registration and registration policies.

Babies and Preschool

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Little Lotus™ Parent & Baby Yoga (6 weeks - starting to crawl)

Regain strength, flexibility and stamina as you bond with your baby in a supportive and welcoming environment. Tone and lengthen your muscles, strengthen your posture, relax and rejuvenate, relieve tension in the upper body, and safely rebuild core strength. Enjoy special time with your baby, either holding your baby in your arms, leaning against your leg, on your front, sitting in your lap or resting on a blanket.
Please bring a blanket for your baby to sit on and a few favourite toys. Special time is made for babies to enjoy their own yoga and bond through touch, movement and massage.
Instructor: Amanda DeGrace
Minimum number of participants for the program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
May 15 - June 19 (6 weeks),
Tuesday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
$90 per adult, Please note, registration is under Fitness, Adult programs.

Hush-a-Bye Babies® (1 - 12 months)

Participate with your baby in an interactive and fun program that focuses on teaching parents the traditions of oral language games and songs. Experience the power and pleasure of knowing a pocketful of rhymes and songs that you can recite anywhere and anytime.
Learn how to use rhymes and songs effectively as a parenting tool to calm, distract and engage your baby during challenging times. The tools taught now will be with you forever to use and evolve as your child grows from a baby into a toddler.
Develop a lovely collection of songs for dancing and singing together. Enjoy a repertoire of lullabies to cuddle to and comfort your baby with.
Discover the delight and magic that comes from sharing rhymes and songs with your baby.
Refreshments included.
Instructor: Alice Davidson has worked for 25 years with parents/caregivers and their children. Over the years she has worked in a variety of roles in nursery schools, playgroups and community agencies. Most recently she coordinated and facilitated the Ottawa Parent Child Mother Goose Program. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Hush-a-Bye Babies® program. Alice is married, a mother of three adult children and a proud grandmother of two precious granddaughters
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 10
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
March 8 - April 19 (7 weeks),
Thursday, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
$96
May 10 - June 21 (7 weeks)
Thursday, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
$96

Music Together (0 - 4 years)

Songs, chants, movement, and instrument play are all key to this fun, non-performance-oriented musical experience! Developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers regardless of their own musical ability.The mixed-age family music class is the essential Music Together® class, one that a child can attend from birth to kindergarten and through nine song collections. Grouping children of a variety of ages fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in their family can go to class together. Each child can participate at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching or exploring musical instruments. Any caregivers—parents, grandparents, nannies—can bring the children. The whole family is welcome and encouraged to participate in this fun and important family music experience.
Instructor:: Jesse Kahat-Taillon is excited to be returning to teaching Music Together® in Ottawa after a brief hiatus. Jesse has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a music minor from the University of Northern Colorado, and has been a registered Music Together center director and teacher since 2011. Her passion for creativity and expression shines when she is teaching her Music Together® classes and she wants all families to enjoy making music and memories together.
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 6 families.
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 7 - June 16 (10 weeks), no program May 19
Saturday, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
$160 including materials, siblings $85, siblings under 9 months are free

Community Playgroup (0 - 5 years)

The community playgroup is the perfect opportunity for your little one(s) to play and socialize. Sessions start with free play, followed by activities such as crafts, circle time and ride on toys. This playgroup has traditionally been a very popular place for parents and caregivers in the neighbourhood connect, have a coffee and chat. Kids love the different toys, the social interaction and the activities. Activities are organized by the program coordinator; parents and caregivers are asked to assist.
Coordinator: Megan Shoemaker
Minimum number of participants for playgroup to run:10
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 6 - June 22 (12 weeks),
Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
$52 first child, siblings $37, siblings under 12 months of age are free.
Summer Coordinator: TBD
July 4 - August 15 (7 weeks),
Wednesday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
$30 first child, siblings $15, siblings under 12 months of age are free.
July 6 - August 17 (7 weeks),
Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
$30 first child, siblings $15, siblings under 12 months of age are free.

Children's Garden Playgroup (0 – 5 years)

Crafts, education, games, garden sampling, bug hunts and more. Bring your children and enthusiasm and be ready to have fun!
Coordinator: TBA
Minimum number of participants for playgroup to run: 10
Ottawa Children’s Garden, Main and Clegg
July 3 - August 21 (7 weeks), no program August 14
Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
$30 first child, siblings $15, siblings under 12 months of age are free.
July 5 - August 23 (7 weeks), no program August 16
Thursday, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
$30 first child, siblings $15, siblings under 12 months of age are free.

Cooperative Playgroup (0 – 3 years)

Parents and caregivers organize the activities in this playgroup, while CAG provides toys, craft materials and coffee. Kids are able to explore wonderful toys while you enjoy getting to know your neighbours. It’s good for you and good for them! This casual playgroup is priced for flexibility and invites you to come and go as you please and as suits your schedule.
Minimum number of participants for playgroup to run: 8
Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow Crescent
April 3 - June 12 (11 weeks),
Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$30 for each child attending, siblings under 12 months of age are free and are not required to register.

Parent Time

A get-together for parents who are home on parental/maternity leave. Baby can come too, and the coffee will be on! Get to know other new parents in the neighbourhood.
Coordinator: Megan Shoemaker
Minimum number of families for program to run: 10
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 3 - June 5 (10 weeks),
Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
FREE, pre-registration required. This is a free program sponsored by CAG.

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School Age

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Soccer in the Park (3 – 6 years)

Each week starts with a fun warm up with our enthusiastic instructors, moves on to some age appropriate drills, and finishes up with a fun game. The emphasis is always on participation. Our aim is to provide your child with a fun and positive early soccer experience that fosters the joy of playing for many years to come!
A supervisory adult is required to stay in the park. Parents participation welcome but not compulsory.
Instructors: TBD
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Brantwood Park, 39 Onslow Crescent, meet at the field house.
May 12 - June 16 (6 weeks),
Saturday, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. (3 years)
Saturday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (4 - 6 years)
$53
June 21 - July 19 (5 weeks),
Thursday, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (3 - 6 years)
$44


Photo: Jim Lamont

Youth Activity Club (7 – 12 years)

A fun Friday night gathering for our community youth! Games, activities and cooking are part of the mix each visit and refreshments are included. But most of all this is about FUN and making community connections.
Old Town Hall is a peanut and nut free facility.
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 10
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 20
Friday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m
FREE, pre-registration required. This is a free program sponsored by CAG.
Please note, we do not take registrations on the night of the program. Spots are non -transferable. Registration closes three days prior to the program date.

Adoption Potluck and Play (5 - 12 years)

Come gather with families brought together through adoption. This casual gathering offers fun for children and a chance for parents to connect with other adoptive families. Activities are organized by program participants. There are toys available, but participants are welcome to bring toys, games and craft activities to share. In spring and fall, sports equipment is made available. In the winter, participants often take advantage of the wonderful outdoor rink in Brantwood Park.
A potluck supper is part of the fun; each family brings a simple and nutritious food item to be shared. Plates, cutlery, cups, etc., provided, as well as use of a coffeemaker, coffee, dishwasher, fridge and microwave. There is no stove.
Participants are asked to leave the room as found and leave dishes clean or in the dishwasher.
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow Crescent
April 22, May 27 and June 10
Sunday, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
$22 per child attending

Registration for Spring and Summer 2018 is open. click here for online registration and registration policies.

Child Care (After School & Summer Camps)

After School Programs (Age 6 – Grade 6)

CAG has two After School programs in the community, one at Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street and another at Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow Crescent
Details on both of these programs can be found here

Summer Camps (Age 4 – 12 years)

Registration open now for summer camps! With camps ranging from ages 4 - 12 years, there is something for everyone! Cooking, crafts, games, canoe & kayaking and lots of outdoor play! Register now to ensure a spot this summer. More information can be found here.

Adult Programs 16+ (Spring and Summer 2018)

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We are sorry but children/youth under the age of 16 are not permitted to attend adult programs unless indicated in the program description.

General Interest

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Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners (12 - 95 years) - Cancelled!

For new and returning students. This class will take students through the basics of guitar playing including basic rhythms and strumming patterns, simple chord shapes, finger picking patterns, and some melodic reading. It will be a fun, collaborative experience for all attendees! By the end of the course participants will be ready to entertain their family and friends with a few favourite classic folk and pop songs.
Maximum 10 participants per class. Participants provide their own instrument.
Instructor: Alejandro Vega is an active collaborative and solo artist in the Ottawa region. He holds a Masters of Performance in Classical Guitar and has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the Ed Honeywell Scholarship award, the Kiwanis Club of Vanier Trophy, and most recently the silver medal in classical guitar at the Kiwanis Nationals this past Summer. Alejandro enjoys teaching, and has been a chamber music coach for undergraduate ensembles at the University of Ottawa, as well as maintaining a studio of guitar students privately and at small schools around the city.
Minimum number of participants for class to run: 5
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 11 - June 13 (10 weeks),
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$250
Note: If 10 people or more people register we can divide the class as follows:
Wednesdays, 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. - Level 1
Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. - Level 2
Level 2 would consist of returning participants recommended for the next level by the instructor.

Telling Your Truth: Memoir Writing - Cancelled!

Every life holds many stories. Has your life been “normal” or wildly unconventional? No matter which, there’s bound to be something fascinating about it. A memoir—whether it is one short piece about a Christmas dinner or a whole book about your childhood—offers your personal truth to others in a way that is deeply gratifying and transformational. This workshop will teach you some basics about memoir and the literary devices you can use to tell your story in a clear and compelling way. Participants in this class have created projects that preserve their unique stories in their own voices for generations to come.
Instructor: With a M.A. in Creative Writing from Syracuse University and a graduate degree in counseling, Suzanne works as a freelance writer and editor, focusing on texts in religion, spirituality and psychology. She coaches authors of memoir and biography, and has taught writing classes at the college and university level. Short-listed in several Canadian literary competitions, Suzanne won the Creative Non-Fiction contest for a memoir in EVENT magazine, and published “Telling the Truth: Some Thoughts on Memoir Writing” in The New Quarterly. She believes everyone has a story worth telling!
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 6
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 9 - May 14 (6 weeks),
Monday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
$160

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Sport

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Women's Ultimate

Rotation of self-officiated games with emphasis on spirit and physical activity. Prior experience or athletic ability is helpful, but not required. Players will be divided into teams of 10 – 12 people to mix skills and experience for a better game experience for everyone. Depending on registration, skills and strategies clinics may be organized at the beginning of the season.
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 26, maximum 52 (allows for minimum of two teams of 13 and maximum of four teams)
Springhurst Park , Lees Ave
May 24 - August 23 (14 weeks),
Thursday, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
$86

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Fitness

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Urban Pole Walking

Learn how to incorporate Urban Poling Nordic walking into your personalfitness plan with Susan Yungblut, Physiotherapist and Certified Urban Poling Instructor. Experience how this activity can improve posture, increase upper body and core strength, provide an enhanced cardiovascular workout while reducing impact on the lower back, hips, knees, ankles, and feet, and be SOCIAL and FUN at the same time! Following a brief introduction and demonstration, you will be sized for Urban Poling poles. You will warm up, take an invigorating 40-minute walk, and cool down together. Poles provided, though you are welcome to bring your own if your prefer.
Instructor: Susan Yungblut
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
May 15 & 22 (2 weeks)
Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
$10
Program subsidized by CAG.

Better Body Boot Camp in the Park

Better Body Bootcamp is a fun, dynamic and challenging workout that incorporates functional movement, coordination, agility drills, cardiovascular and resistance training, core strength development, postural awareness and flexibility education. The workouts are designed to suit all levels and can be adapted to meet your fitness level and goals at any stage of the program. This bootcamp incorporates bodyweight, tubing, hand weights, stability balls, skipping ropes, BOSU, and much, much more to create a unique program every time you attend.
Instructor: Katie Ireland’s involvement in the world of fitness training spans two decades. As a competitive athlete and dedicated professional, Katie has focused on hard work, sharing her passion with others and always keeping in touch with the latest trends in fitness. Katie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education from Queen’s University.
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Brantwood Park, 39 Onslow Crescent
May 7 – June 18 (6 weeks), no program May 21
Monday, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$72
May 9 – June 20 (7 weeks),
Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$84
June 25 – July 30 (5 weeks), no program July 2
Monday, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$60
June 27 – July 25 (5 weeks),
Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$60

Pilates

There’s a reason Pilates has become so popular – it works. This unique form of exercise is designed to improve the overall strength and agility of the body. It's a great workout that focuses on abdominal and back strength, spinal alignment and joint mobility to improve posture, relieve pain and prevent injury.
Instructor: Hiromi McPhail
Minimum number of participants for the program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 10 - June 19 (11 weeks)
Tuesday, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$104
Instructor: Debbie Michelin is an experienced personal trainer, Yin Yoga and Pilates
Minimum number of participants for the program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
July 4 - August 22 (8 weeks)
Wednesday, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$76

Zumba - NEW!!

Ditch the workout and join the party! Come join us for Latin-inspired dance fitness classes that dancers and non-dancers alike can easily master. This cardio-based dance class incorporates easy to follow steps that anyone can learn. The workout will target legs, arms, core and butt, as well as the most important muscle in the body – your heart!
Instructor: Carolina Izaguirre Campos
Minimum number of participants for the program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 12 – June 21 (9 weeks),
Thursday, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
$85

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Re-connect with your mind and body in this active yoga practise. Each class includes breath awareness, postures, and the linking of both. A variety of standing and seated postures, balancing poses, backbends, twists, and inversions will be linked to create a flow or “vinyasa.” Good form and alignment is emphasized.
Instructor: Peter Kusovac was certified as a yoga instructor in 2003. He continues to train with Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee, Yogi Vishvketu and others and integrates these experiences in his teaching.
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 4 - June 20 (12 weeks)
Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (Intermediate)
Wednesday, 7:15 – 8:45 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$113
July 4 - Aug 22 (8 weeks)
Wednesday, 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$76

Hatha Yoga

Balance mind and body with physical exercises or “asanas"; controlled breathing and the calming of the mind through relaxation. This class is suitable for both new enthusiasts as well as the more experienced. The postures and breath increase strength and flexibility, improve posture, reduce stress, and leave the participant feeling more youthful and energized. Building inner and outer strength while applying principles of alignment, this class allows students to stay safe and feel challenged, yet successful.
Instructor: Leia is a Yoga Alliance certified Hatha instructor with a background in athletic conditioning and core strength. In this yoga class, you will discover classic asana sequences, detailed instruction, and breathing and mindfulness techniques. The postures presented in this series are powerful, fluid and will help to safely and effectively enhance your strength, flexibility and balance.
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 7 – June 16 (10 weeks), no program May 19
Saturday, 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$94

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is known as “the practice of quiet power”. All postures are practiced on the the floor and are generally held for a long period of time, usually three to five minutes. Props are used to support the body so as to release tension along with breath. Students of yin experience an increased ability to calm the body and mind and a dramatic increase of flexibility when practised with consistency. The deep relaxation that is often experienced in yin is very restorative and can lead to a greater sense of well being.
Instructor: Debbie Michelin is an experienced personal trainer, Yin Yoga and Pilates instructor
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 10 – June 19 (11 weeks),
Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
$104

Tai Chi Qi Gong

Enjoy a gentle way to tone and strengthen your body as well as improve concentration, coordination and balance. A self healing art that combines gentle movement and meditation to enhance the mind/body connection and assist in healing. This 3000-year-old practice is believed to prevent illness, reduce stress and integrate mind, body and spirit.
Instructor: Hiromi McPhail
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 16 – June 18 (9 weeks), no program May 21
Monday, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$85
April 4 – June 20 (11 weeks),
Wednesday, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$104

Better Body Boot Camp

Better Body Bootcamp is a fun, dynamic and challenging workout that incorporates functional movement, coordination, agility drills, cardiovascular and resistance training, core strength development, postural awareness and flexibility education. The workouts are designed to suit all levels and can be adapted to meet your fitness level and goals at any stage of the program. This bootcamp incorporates bodyweight, tubing, hand weights, stability balls, skipping ropes, BOSU, and much, much more to create a unique program every time you attend.
Instructor: Katie Ireland’s involvement in the world of fitness training spans two decades. As a competitive athlete and dedicated professional, Katie has focused on hard work, sharing her passion with others and always keeping in touch with the latest trends in fitness. Katie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education from Queen’s University.
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Lady Evelyn Alternative School, 63 Evelyn Avenue
March 26 – April 30 (5 weeks), no program April 2
Monday, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
$60
March 21 – May 2 (7 weeks),
Wednesday, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.
$84

Strength and Tone

If you are looking to strengthen and tone then this is the class for you. Let us help you build muscular strength and endurance using a variety of equipment. These exercises, combined with stretching, will ensure improved flexibility, mobility and stability as well as increased metabolic rate, lean muscle mass and muscle strength.
Instructor: Hiromi McPhail
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Instructor: Hiromi McPhail
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 4 - June 20 (12 weeks)
Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
$85
April 6 - June 22 (12 weeks)
Friday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
$85
Instructor: Summer session shared by Hiromi McPhail, Christine Johnson and Audrey Girvan
July 11 - August 22 (7 weeks)
Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
$50
July 13 - August 24 (7 weeks)
Friday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
$50

20-20-20

This class will give you the total bodyworkout you are looking for. Sweat through 20 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of strength training, and 20 minutes of stretching and core work. ... You are guaranteed to improve your strength, muscle tone and flexibility.
Instructor: Christine Johnson
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Instructor: Christine Johnson
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 3 - June 19 (12 weeks)
Tuesday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
$85

Single Class Fitness Passes

Passes are available to attend a single class of any of the fitness classes where space permits. Pre-registration is required. Please bring your receipt to class as proof of purchase. Passes can only be used in the session for which they are purchased. Vouchers are non-transferable and non-refundable.
$18/class Better Body Boot Camp
$14/class Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi
$11/class Strength and Tone and 20-20-20, space permitting
Vouchers are non-transferable, non-refundable and only for the session in progress.

Little Lotus™ Parent & Baby Yoga (6 weeks - starting to crawl)

See details on this course, here

Registration for Spring and Summer 2018 is open. click here for online registration and registration policies.