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Ontario Sports and Recreation Communities Fund Grant -Get Fit For Active Living

Brockton Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Brockton Area Family Health Team has received an Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund Grant for their grant Application entitled Get Fit for Active Living.

The goal of this project is to engage, educate and provide fitness opportunities for the older adults, to maximize quality of life. The aim is to improve physical literacy among the older adults in our community, encouraging them to become competent across a range of fundamental skills and movement to the point they can self manage their fitness program. The grant will support providing recreational opportunities for a happy, healthy, active life.

Walkerton, Cargill and Elmwood community centres will become hubs where Pickleball, Carpet Bowling, Educational Workshops, Pole Walking and fitness classes will be available in this two year project.

Community Champions are being sought in the role out of several of these initiatives.

For more information contact:

Lynne Davidson, Brockton Parks and Recreation Department

519-881-0625     ldavidson@brockton.ca

or

 Holly DeVisser, Brockton Area Family Health Team

519-363-3119 ext 135     hdevisser@bafht.com

Community Fitness Programs

Join fitness instructor Tammy Kunkel, who will be providing a fitness class each day that incorporates strength, balance and flexibility. Learn how to play pickleball or carpet bowling as well as having access to several pieces of fitness equipment.

Community Programs
DatesTimeCost

Mondays

Walkerton Community Centre

January 8 to March 5

( no program February 12 or 19)

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Donation

Tuesdays 

Elmwood Community Centre

January 16 to March 6

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Donation

Thursdays 

Walkerton Community Centre

January 11 to March 8

10:30 a.m. to noon Donation

Programs

Body Toning with Weights

Sculpt your shape and increase body tone through a weight training circuit with core building floor exercises to strengthen your abdominal muscles and posture. This program is held at the Sacred Heart High School in the weight room on Mondays and Wednesdays  evening.

Body Toning with Weights
DatesTimeCost

Mondays and Wednesdays

January 8 to February 28     

(no class February 19)

 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. 

Twice per week $73.45 (45 minute class) 

Walking Program

Enjoy your walking program in the inclement weather and during the winter months in the halls of Walkerton District Community School.  The program is cancelled when the school is closed for school breaks or in the event of inclement weather.  Preregister for this program to receive your identification tag required to be wore when in the school.  The main doors of the school are open to 6:00 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays evening there is access through the the north doors after 6:00 p.m.

Walking Program
Dates Time Days Cost
November 13 to March 30 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 pm Monday to Friday $10.00

Huff and Puff Hockey

For those persons 45plus looking to enjoy a good game of shinny on the ice this is for you.  Full equipment is required and there is no body contact.  This is a drop in program at the Walkerton Community Centre held on Wednesday morning.

Huff and Puff Hockey Program
Dates Time Days Cost
October 11 to March 28 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays $8.00 per day

Age Friendly Community Workshops

The Municipality of Brockton and the Council on Aging Grey Bruce will be hosting information workshops in Brockton. The intent of the workshops is to familiarize older adult residents with the background of Age Friendly Community concepts. We want to initiate a Community (older adult)
Advisory Committee for the Municipality of Brockton. This Committee will be a communication avenue for older adult residents to put forward initiatives to Brockton Council and will select one member to sit on the Council on Aging Grey Bruce. This is your chance to develop a "committee of influence" for older adults in Brockton.

Age Friendly Community Workshops
Date Time Location
Wednesday February 24 1:00 p.m. Walkerton Community Centre
Wednesday January 31 10:30 a.m. Saugeen Municipal Airport
Wednesday February 7 10:30 a.m. Chepstow Lions Park Hall
Wednesday Febraury 7 1:30 p.m. Pinkerton Church
Wednesday Febraury 21 10:30 a.m. Elmwood Community Centre

Senior Groups

The following seniors groups meet as listed below

GroupLocationDate/Time

Walkerton Twilight Seniors

Contact Ruth Schnurr 519-881-0762

Walkerton Library

Seniors Room

Wednesdays 1:30 p.m.

Fridays 1:30 p.m.

Greenock Seniors

Contact David Bradley 519-366-2685

Pinkerton United Church

Last Monday of the month

1:30 p.m.

Elmwood Seniors

Mary Kaufman 519-369-5619

Elmwood Fire Hall

Fourth and second Thursdays of the month

1:30 p.m.