Jan
18
Fri
Welcome Playgroup
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:15 am

For families with children ages birth – 5 years old. This 10 week playgroup is for families with young children who are immigrants, refugees or those who are learning English. Free play, art, puzzles, snack and story time.

Qi Gong
Jan 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Learn the fundamental building blocks of Aung Medical Qi Gong

Group will meet at 10:30 at JBCP and, during the summer months, decide on a move to an outdoor location. Drop in. Cost:$3.00

Ancient Chinese Health Practices
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

Exercises in a group setting based on Taiji, Qi Gong, Neigong and Dao Yin combined with discussion about ancient Chinese health perspectives. This program is led by volunteer Ahmad Miles who is a practitioner of Classical Five Element Acupuncture. Drop in. Cost $3.00 **ON HOLD. Resumes November 2, 2018**

Jan
21
Mon
Creative Play
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:15 am

Creative Play Drop-In is a drop-in play program for families with children from birth to 5 years old. We offer many free-play activities such as playdough, painting, collage, puzzles, books, toys as well as outdoor play. A healthy snack is served around 10:30 AM. Parents are invited to bring a small contribution to our healthy snack. Suggestions include a small piece of fruit, soft veggies, dried fruit or crackers. Join our circle for songs and fingerplays after snack, or have a little more playtime outside before it’s time to say goodbye.

No registration required.

 

Meditation and Self-Knowledge
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The last group this session is June 25 before going on hold for the summer and resuming Sept. 17.

The class is divided into a 20-30 minute meditation followed by a lecture style class teaching a Vedanta text. Vedanta is a means to understanding the reality of nonduality behind the phenomenal world. It is a tradition of teaching from the Vedas, which are ancient Sanskrit scriptures of India that form the philosophical basis of Hinduism. The meditation is directly connected to this style of teaching, as it involves getting in touch with one’s essential self and seeing directly what we are studying in the text.

The weekly classes form a continuity and are not suited to an occasional drop in but rather for those that can, as much as possible, come every week.

 

Jan
22
Tue
Toddler Time
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:15 am

Toddler Time is a fun and friendly play group for families with young children up to two and a half years old. Fun, creative activities are set up in our Family Centre including playdough, puzzles, drawing and our train track. Parents are invited to bring a contribution to our healthy snack. Some suggestions are: a piece of fruit, soft veggies, crackers or dried fruit. No nuts please. We also have a wonderful outdoor play area including ride-on toys, a climber and a sandbox.

No registration required – just drop in!

Reiki Treatments (Tuesdays)
Jan 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

A holistic light-touch, energy based healing technique which contributes to your physical and emotional well-being in ares such as joint pain, chronic pain, post-operative pain, anxiety and depression. Please call to book a half hour session. $5:00 per session.  (Free for JBCP and CCV volunteers)  Reiki sessions will also run on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to Noon.

Call 250-388-7844 ext. 0 to book a half hour session. Please note, after 2 no-show appointments participants will be ineligible to book for 3 months.

 

Family Dinner
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Birth to 12 years

This program will provide a place for families with children aged birth to twelve to network and support one another.   We do crafts, art, games, reading and other activities, and a light dinner is provided.

Jan
24
Thu
Creative Play
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:15 am

Creative Play Drop-In is a drop-in play program for families with children from birth to 5 years old. We offer many free-play activities such as playdough, painting, collage, puzzles, books, toys as well as outdoor play. A healthy snack is served around 10:30 AM. Parents are invited to bring a small contribution to our healthy snack. Suggestions include a small piece of fruit, soft veggies, dried fruit or crackers. Join our circle for songs and fingerplays after snack, or have a little more playtime outside before it’s time to say goodbye.

No registration required.

 

Breast Friends
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Support group for breast cancer survivors held twice monthly.