Winter Programs

Sole Sisters Drop-In Walking Program

Strap on your walking shoes and join the Sole Sisters walking group. This program is offered most Wednesdays (Not during the Christmas break or July and August) at various locations around the Oceanside area and is intended for women 50+, but all ages are welcome.

This is not a power walking group, but the group does walk at a moderate pace. There is a leader at the front and a leader at the back. No one is left on their own.

Time: Wednesdays/ September to June
10:00-11:30am depending on the trail. Most walks are about 60 minutes long, but can vary, being as long as 90 minutes.
Cost: FREE
You will be asked to sign a waiver at the first walk you attend.
*For more information contact Kim Longmuir at kimlongmuir@telus.net or Kristine Stephenson at stephenson@live.ca

Sole Sisters Weekly Walk Information

Please scroll down for the location, which is updated every Monday.


Important!

Please be sure to check here on Wednesday mornings for a cancellation, or a change in location, if the weather seems uncertain.


Thank you for reading the information below!

 

1. We would like each person to keep their name and emergency contact in a pocket and if possible wear a name tag. This can be as simple as a piece of masking tape with your name on it. With so many new people, this will help the leaders identify you if you are injured or unwell.


2. Fast walkers MUST stay in contact with the front leader. If you happen to get ahead, stop and wait, or turn back to the leader. the leader should ALWAYS be at the front of the group. If you are not willing to do this, we will not be able to count you in as part of the walk, due to safety issues.


3. It is important that you do not leave from a walk until you have checked in with the leader, so no one is left behind.

February 20th Walk Cancelled


*** Due to the slippery conditions of all of the trails, and concern for your safety, Wednesday's walk, February 20th, has been cancelled. Disappointing for sure, especially with these lovely blue skies, but we don't want any broken body parts! We are looking forward to seeing all of you again soon. Thank you for your understanding.


*** On another note! Sole Sister, Pat Sears, is on a team for the "Coldest Night of the Year" walk, coming up February 23rd, in Parksville. The funds raised go directly to support housing for people in need. If any of you are interested in joining Pat on her team or contributing to the donations, please contact Pat at ipsears@shaw.ca or 250-594-6142. You can also go to the Coldest Night of the Year website at www.cnoy.org A big thank you from Pat, for your consideration.

Find recipes submitted by our Sole Sisters on our Recipes page.

Cameron Lake Trail. Photo Credit: Eleanor Joy.
Lighthouse Trail. Photo credit: Eleanor Joy.
Englishman River Falls. Photo Credit: Eleanor Joy.
Qualicum Beach Community Centre, Qualicum Beach, BC

Mandala Making Workshop

Join local artist Hayley Webster from Island Mandalas for a two-part mandala making class. The class will cover learning how to paint with watercolors and discovering how to design and draw mandalas. Each participant will leave with a completed mandala that they have created. The finished projects are great gifts for others or art pieces for your own home.

All materials will be provided, and complimentary coffee will be served. Classes will be held in the back room of BoMe Cheese. Participants must be able to attend both classes.

Location: BoMe Cheese — 1876 Alberni Hwy.,Coombs
Date & Time : Saturday, March 23rd 10:30am - 12:00pm & Saturday, March 30th 10:30am - 12:30pm.
Price: $55 / 2 classes (Must attend both classes)
*To register contact Kim Longmuir at kimlongmuir@telus.net or Kristine Stephenson at stephenson@live.ca or register online.*

Cardio Dance Club with Jen deHaan

We are excited to offer this FUN fitness class again starting in October. Cardio Dance Club is a follow-along dance fitness class. It is open to all skill and fitness levels. So get your groove on and follow along as our instructor, Jen deHaan, guides you through a series of choreographed dance moves. Each class will feature a mix of modern radio hits and old-school classics. Jen's enthusiasm will encourage you to get your heart rate up and your feet moving.

To learn more about instructor Jen deHaan, visit her website.

Morning Classes

Location: Errington War Memorial Hall — 1390 Errington Rd, Errington, BC, V0R 1V0
Date: Mondays, January 7th - February 11th, 2018
Time: 9:30 - 10:30am
*Register online here.*


Evening Classes

Location: Errington War Memorial Hall — 1390 Errington Rd, Errington, BC, V0R 1V0
Date: Thursdays, January 10th - February 14th, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
*Register online here.*


Early Bird Pricing

Prices will go up on January 3rd, 2018.
6-Class Series (Monday or Thursday): $42.00
Both Classes: $78.00
Register with a Friend: $78.00
10-Class Punch Pass (Good for Monday and Thursday): $100.00

Cardio Dance Club with Jen deHaan at the Bradley Centre.

Beginner Marimba

Join Kumbana Marimba’s Caitlin Duggan and learn to play the marimba. The marimba is an African style of wooden xylophone. The instrument creates a melodic and uplifting sound. When the soprano, tenor, and bass marimbas join together, audiences are treated to a lovely and rich blend of sounds. Caitlin will teach the group a series of African tunes by demonstrating the part and having the group follow along. All materials are provided. All you need to do is show up ready to learn and try something new. For the Beginner class, no musical experience is necessary.Class sizes are limited to six people. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Location: The Bradley Centre — 975 Alberni Highway, Coombs
Date: Wednesdays, February 13th - April 3rd
Time: 3:15 - 4:15pm
Price: $120 / 8 weeks
*To register contact Kim Longmuir at kimlongmuir@telus.net or Kristine Stephenson at stephenson@live.ca or register online.*

Beyond Beginner Marimba

To be a part of the Beyond Beginner Marimba class, participants need to have some prior experience playing the marimba. Class sizes are limited to six people. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Location: The Bradley Centre — 975 Alberni Highway, Coombs
Date: Wednesdays, February 13th - April 3rd
Time: 1:30 - 3:00pm
Price: $180 / 8 weeks
*To register contact Kim Longmuir at kimlongmuir@telus.net or Kristine Stephenson at stephenson@live.ca or register online.*

Food Skills: Healthy Cooking on a Budget

Working in partnership with Diabetes Canada, we are fortunate to be able to offer this is a great free program. In this six-week program, participants will learn how to cook a variety of different dishes including:

  • Hummus
  • Kale Salad
  • Roasted Veggies
  • Quesadillas
  • Granola Bites
  • Veggie Fritters
  • Homemade Pizza
  • Apple Crisp

Location: Arrowsmith Hall — Coombs Fairgrounds, 1014 Ford Road, Coombs
Date: Wednesdays, February 27th - April 10th ( No class March 13th)
(No class October 18th)
Time: 5:30am - 8:30pm
Price: FREE
*To register contact Kim Longmuir at kimlongmuir@telus.net or Kristine Stephenson at stephenson@live.ca or register online.*

Youth Basketball - Ages 11 - 15

Swing by the Coombs Fairgrounds Gymnasium for a fun night of drop-in basketball. Balls will be provided, but participants are asked to come prepared wearing clothing they can move in and running shoes. No registration is required, but you will need to sign a participation waiver upon arrival.

Location: Coombs Fairgrounds Gymnasium — 1014 Ford Road, Coombs
Date: Tuesdays, February 5th - April 9th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Price: FREE
*Questions? Contact Kristine Stephenson at stephenson@live.ca*

Youth Basketball - Ages 16+

Thursday evening basketball is one of our most popular sports programs. Each week an avid group of basketball players meet to enjoy a casual game. All materials are provided, but participants need to be dressed to run. No registration is required, but you will need to sign a participation waiver upon arrival.

Location: Coombs Fairgrounds Gymnasium — 1014 Ford Road, Coombs
Date: Thursdays, February 7th - April 11th
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Price: FREE
*Questions? Contact Kristine Stephenson at stephenson@live.ca*

Introductory African Hand Drumming Classes With Monica Hofer

Monica will be offering an introductory African Hand drumming class for those who are new to this kind of drumming. African Hand Drumming includes basic hand drumming techniques and jamming amongst a circle of friends. Drumming is scientifically proven to relieve stress, enhance your immune system and energize your soul. No music experience is necessary. Give it a try!

Location: Errington War Memorial Hall — 1390 Errington Rd, Errington, BC V0R 1V0
Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm
Dates: Mondays, February 25th - April 15th
(No class March 25th)
Price: $150/7 classes
A limited number of djembe drums are available for rental for $18 for 7 sessions.
*To register contact Kim Longmuir at kimlongmuir@telus.net or Kristine Stephenson at stephenson@live.ca or register online.*

Introductory Dun Classes With Monica Hofer

We are excited to offer a NEW class on the basics of African Dun. Monica will instruct participants in basic rhythms and introduce them to the instrument.

Location: Errington War Memorial Hall — 1390 Errington Rd, Errington, BC V0R 1V0
Time: 5:00 - 5:30pm
Dates: Mondays, February 25th - April 15th
(No class March 25th)
Price: $50/7 classes
*To register contact Kim Longmuir at kimlongmuir@telus.net or Kristine Stephenson at stephenson@live.ca or register online.*

Beyond Beginner African Hand Drumming Classes With Monica Hofer

Explore African rhythms with Monica Hofer. The djembe drum originated in West Africa nearly 1000 years ago and is a popular instrument in drumming circles. This ten-class series is intended for people with some djembe drumming experience.

To learn more, visit Monica's blog.

Location: Errington War Memorial Hall — 1390 Errington Rd, Errington, BC V0R 1V0
Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm
Date: Mondays, February 25th - April 15th
(No class March 25th)
Price: $150/7 classes
A limited number of djembe drums are available for rental for $18 for 7 sessions.
*To register contact Kim Longmuir at kimlongmuir@telus.net or Kristine Stephenson at stephenson@live.ca or register online.*