PROGRAM GUIDE

The 2019 Winter Program Guide is here! This program guide will be available in our community centres and through mail in the next few days.

REGISTRATION

You can register for programs online, over the phone, or in person. For more information about our facility hours and phone numbers, visit our facilities page.

PROGRAMS

Programs for preschoolers (under 6) and children (6 – 12) provide new learning opportunities that foster discovery and skill development within a safe environment. Our goal is to provide programs that build up your child’s self confidence and social interaction skills in a supportive and nurturing environment.

We encourage children to get messy in our arts programs, play in our gym, and meet other families from the UNA neighbourhoods. Preschool programs are designed intentionally to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers, while also connecting families with each other. 

Grow the physical literacy of your child with one of our ActiveKids programs. Let them unleash their creativity through painting, drawing, or crafting. They can dance to the rhythm of the music or even learn a new instrument! Our community centres recognize the uniqueness of each child and aim to provide programs that span across various ages and interests. Each program and instructor has your child’s learning, development and enjoyment as their primary focus. 

With many types of programs designed for different types of children, you’re sure to find a program that’s right for your little one.

Youth (13 – 18) in our community have an immense need for programs that encourage healthy growth and development. Lifelong social skills, creative exploration, professional development, and leadership building are a few of the many outcomes we try to address with our programming.

Our commonly utilized “by-youth-for-youth” model enables these young adults to explore various topics along side peers, with periodic instruction and guidance when needed. If you want to explore a new field of interest with your peers while making meaningful connections, check out one of our many youth programs. Some ongoing programs we’re consistently running include the Crazi Dance Crew, the Youth Psychology Club, the Hive Minds: Fundraising Committee, and the Youth Open Gym.

Gaining practical experience during high school years is imperative for professional development and success. Attend one of our volunteer orientations to learn more about the hundreds of ways to get involved with your community. Once trained in our policies and procedures, volunteers will receive weekly updates about leadership opportunities and volunteer roles within the community.

All youth are encouraged to explore their community from a leadership perspective. If you want to create a new event for your peers, or a new program that shares your expertise – our youth programming team is always happy to help.

Contact Taylor Scott (tscott@myuna.ca) for more information.

Adult programs support lifelong learning beyond the classroom. You can keep your mind and body healthy any day of the week at both of our Community Centres.  

Express your individual creativity through the arts, dance, and music. We also offer various language programs for all levels to sharpen your cognition and make cultural connections. You can meet your neighbours and build community in any one of our community events, cooking classes, or social clubs.

Get your blood flowing and increase your strength through our various fitness programs. We offer instruction in Zumba, Barre, and numerous Yoga classes every week. Dust off your old jersey or learn a new game at our drop-in basketball, pickle ball, badminton, table tennis, and volleyball programs.

If group activities aren’t your thing, lead your own workout in the Fitness Centre and target your exact fitness goals.

Join in with social events, board games, singing, and casual sports. Register online, over the phone, or in person for seniors programs and activities.

RECREATION POLICIES

Registration & Cancellation

  • Registration is required for most classes
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Programs may be cancelled if there isn’t sufficient registration 3-5 days prior to the start date.
  • Unavoidable class cancellations will be made up at the end of the session when possible.


Drop In Sports Procedures

  • First priority is for those participants who have registered. Registration is strongly recommended, as a cost-effective way to ensure you have a space every week.
  • Registered participants have up to 10 minutes after the program start time to show up. All no-show spots at that time will be sold to the drop-in wait list. Sign-up for the drop-in waitlist must be IN PERSON, and begins 30 minutes before the program begins.
  • Each participant may put down at most 2 names, their own plus one more.


Program Fees & Refunds

  • Drop-in fees must be paid before each class and the receipt must be provided to the instructor.
  • Applicable taxes will be added to the price of programs and fitness centre memberships
  • Full refunds will be issued for any programs cancelled by the UNA
  • Refund requests must be submitted no later than 1 hour after the second class, after which refunds may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Refunds are prorated with an administration fee of $10 per person.
  • Fitness Centre Passes can be refunded once during the calendar year for medical reasons (No doctors note required) or an absence (vacation or business). If canceling a Fitness Centre Pass, a partial refund may be approved at the discretion of the facility coordinator or supervisor.
  • Camps are non-refundable as of 5 days prior to the 1st day of camp.
  • A late pick-up fee of $10 for every 5 minutes following the end of the program time will be charged.

 

Community Spaces

Community Centre staff reserve the right to make changes to the room schedules. The Living Room (Old Barn Community Centre), the Lounge (Wesbrook Community Centre), and Splash Pad (Wesbrook Community Centre) are public spaces and not available for private events. These spaces may be reserved for UNA programs or events.

 

Photos

Photos may be taken of program and event participants for marketing and promotions by the UNA and may appear on our website, social media accounts, or print materials. Please inform the Program Coordinator if you have any concerns about having photos taken of you or your child. We will always inform participants of camera presence before taking close up photos, group and large crowd photos may be taken without direct communication.