Programs

TGCA Adult Programs

As a community association, part of our mission is to provide community amenities combined with an array of programs like yoga, various leagues, a drop-in quilting group, and art classes in North Calgary. 

We are consistently building on our programs to suit the needs of residents of Thorncliffe and Greenview. 

If you have a suggestion for a program or you’d like to lead a committee or group, please contact Vanessa, v.gillard@tgcacalgary.com.

Please see the current terms and conditions of your league play or program participation here

Hatha Yoga Classes | all skill levels welcome

Winter/Spring 2024 dates announced | session 2 registration opens Feb 25, closes Mar 8 | drop-in at any class

Click below to register for yoga:

Hatha Yoga is a mindful, lightly flowing class that builds strength, flexibility and breath work. Luann teaches an alignment-based flow – using breath to link the poses together. It is important to build strength and balance, as well as the flexibility that yoga is known for.  All skill levels are welcome at this class so come and meet some nice folks who have realized the value of a yoga practice in their lives. 

The known physical and mental benefits of yoga practice are many. Here are just a few you can look forward to: 

  • Increased fitness 
  • Reduced symptoms of depression 
  • Pain relief 
  • Emotional stability 
  • Mental acuity development 
  • Better sleep 
  • Reduced inflammation and stress response 

 

Winter/Spring 2024 session info

Registration note: all Hatha Yoga session registration closes at 3:30 pm the Friday previous to the first class of the session.

Tuesday sessions in the Thorncliffe Room, 7 – 8 pm

Session 1: Jan. 9 – Mar. 5 | 8 weeks, $80 for members, $120 for non-members | registration opens Dec. 15, closes Jan. 5

Session 2: Mar. 12 – Apr. 30 | 8 weeks, $80 for members, $120 for non-members | registration opens Feb 25, closes Mar 8

Session 3: May 7 – June 25 | 8 weeks, $80 for members, $120 for non-members | registration opens Apr 19, closes May 3

Friday sessions in the Thorncliffe Room, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Session 1: Jan 12 – Mar. 1 | 8 weeks, $80 for members, $120 for non-members | registration opens Dec. 15, closes Jan. 5

Session 2: Mar 8 – May 3 | 7 weeks, $70 for members, $105 for non-members – no class on Apr. 19, Mar. 29 Good Friday | registration opens Feb 25, closes Mar 8

Session 3: May 10 – June 28 | 8 weeks, $80 for members, $120 for non-members | registration opens Apr 19, closes May 3

 

Location 

Classes are in the Thorncliffe Room, which is right beside the admin office in the main lobby, pictured in this listing. 

 

Pricing

Registration fee is $10 each class for members and $15 for non-members. Drop-in at any class! See pricing below. Please note: minimum registration of participants must be met for this class to be viable, so please register if you’re planning on coming to each one. 

Drop-in fee Drop-in is $12 for members and $18 non-members. Luann, the instructor, will take cash only but you may pay in the office on Fridays with cash, credit or debit. 

 

What you’ll need

Bring a yoga mat and any props that you may need in your practice and wear something comfortable. 

 

Memberships

$15 annually for residents of Thorncliffe & Greenview, as well as the greater Calgary area. This is a TGCA program, so you’ll get a 1/3 discount as a member. Please purchase or renew your membership here

If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration and payment, please contact Vanessa, v.gillard@tgcacalgary.com.

 

To pay online 

If you are a member, please sign into your account and then return to this page. More info on signing into your account here. Click on the option that you’d like and add the classes you’d like to your cart. When you are happy with what’s in your cart, click checkout. This will bring you to the payment page. 

All prices are subject to GST. 

Sit & Be Fit Senior Fitness

Come and challenge yourself in a gentle and effective way at this low intensity, high-energy fitness class! 

This class will increase your strength, you’ll learn stretches and create balance in both your body and mind while combining a fusion of general exercise, Pilates and yoga while seated. It’s a great class for those that aren’t as mobile or are looking to get some exercise in a low-impact environment. 

Program dates and times to be determined. If you’re interested in taking this class, please contact Vanessa by either calling the office at 403-274-6840 or emailing v.gillard@tgcacalgary.com

Come and challenge yourself in a gentle and effective way at this low intensity, high-energy fitness class! 

This class will increase your strength, you’ll learn stretches and create balance in both your body and mind while combining a fusion of general exercise, Pilates and yoga while seated. It’s a great class for those that aren’t as mobile or are looking to get some exercise in a low-impact environment. 

 

Program Dates & Times

Registration note: beginning March 2023 all Sit & Be Fit session registration closes at 3:30 pm the Friday previous to the first class of the session.

Winter 2023 sessions – registration now closed, drop-in available

Monday session, Winter 2023 | no class on Family Day, Feb 20

Jan. 16 – Mar. 27 | 10:30 – 11:30 am | 10 classes

Thursday session, Winter 2023

Jan. 19 – Mar. 23 | 10:30 – 11:30 am | 10 classes

Spring 2023 sessions – registration opens Mar. 20, closes Mar. 31

Monday session, Spring 2023 | no class May 22, Victoria Day & class in main hall, May 29, election

Apr. 3 – June 19 | 10:30 – 11:30 am | 10 classes – additional class added to schedule 

Thursday session, Spring 2023

Apr. 13 – June 15 | 10:30 – 11:30 am | 10 classes

 

Where?

This class takes place in the Thorncliffe Room-beside the office across from the main hall. The room has access for those with disabilities via the ramp and sliding doors at the main entrance. 

 

Attire

Participants should wear comfortable fitness or leisure clothing and appropriate shoes for a fitness activity.  

 

Pricing 

All sessions are 10 classes | $100 for members & $150 for non-members per session. GST will be added at checkout.

Drop-in: This class is open for drop-in. Drop-in is $12+GST and non-members $18+GST. Those paying drop-in may do so in the office with cash, debit or credit. 

 

Registration

If you are a member, please ensure that you are logged into your account. Here’s the account overview for your reference. 

When you are logged in, return to this page to register and pay.

Choose one or both classes from the menu in this listing and add your choice to your cart. Review your cart and proceed to checkout. 

Members – If you are logged into your membership account, you can proceed to checkout and pay with Visa or Mastercard.

Non-members – If you’re not a member, you’ll need to fill in all the information in the checkout page and then your Visa or Mastercard information to pay and register. 

 

Membership

Become a member at the TGCA and save! Annual memberships are only $15 for residents and non-residents of Thorncliffe Greenview.  

Already a member? Find your membership account here

The TGCA would like to encourage our members and participants to register and pay for this class online, however if you’d like to make other arrangements, please contact Vanessa, v.gillard@tgcacalgary.com or call 403-274-6840. 

Travis Thibeault teaches the class and is a Certified Pilates Instructor. You can find his site here: www.purepilates.ca 

Adult Art Classes | Winter 2024

Registration for Watercolour Painting, Colour and Wash is open Feb. 16 - Mar. 1

Learning a new method of expression is a great way to explore your creativity, meet new people in the community and keep your mind keen while relieving stress. The TGCA will feature various forms of artistic classes in Winter/Spring 2024, and we invite you to come and communicate what’s in your mind through line, colour and form while expanding your self-confidence and skill in a safe and nonjudgmental environment.

Where? All art classes are in The Horizon Room, in the mid-section of the centre. Wheelchair accessible and washrooms adjacent. See entrance map at the bottom of this page.

Class size is maximum 8 registrants per class, due to small class sizes and structure, drop-in is not available for these classes.

Materials are not included in the class fees and students will need to bring supplies to class. Please see materials list per class below. All materials chosen by the instructor are intended to fit the tightest of budgets.

See drawing and watercolour materials list here.

Fees are $10 per class for members and $15 for non-members. GST will be added to your total at checkout. 

Members get a 1/3 discount! See the membership info and sign up here. Sign into your account here

Returning students please note that the Wednesday night class now begins at 7:30 pm. 

Instructor, Neil Dawson bio As a biologist and geologist with an intense interest in people, food and the world around me, I have been making art all my life. It all started as a toddler being given paper and pencil to amuse myself. I have had private and gallery shows here in Canada and the UK and have paintings in both private and corporate collections.  I have encouraged art to children in Before and After School settings and at the Leighton Art Centre. Instagram: dawsonartalberta

Winter/Spring 2024 classes

Drawing, An Art Fundamental | registration now closed

Fees per class: $60 for members | $90 for non-members

Tues. morning class, 10 – 11 am | 6 dates, Jan. 16 – Feb. 21

Weds. evening class, 7:30 – 8:30 pm | 6 dates, Jan. 17 – Feb. 22

Develop your perspective abilities and build that motor muscle memory and hand-eye coordination to render those drawings you want. It’s fun to draw with a number of tools beyond pencil and we can use conte, charcoal so bring a number of pencils and markers that interest you. We’ll explore using aids such as tracing, carbon paper transfer, Da Vinci’s window (grids) and drawing through transparent materials such as Perspex. We’ll look at such areas as positive and negative shapes, composition, perspective. We can also introduce colour with coloured pencils, watercolour pencils, markers etc.

Students are required to provide materials for class. Materials list here.

Watercolour Painting, Colour and Wash | registration open Feb. 16 - Mar. 1

Fees per class: $60 for members | $90 for non-members

Tues. morning class, 10 – 11 am | 6 dates, Mar. 5 – Apr. 9

Weds. evening class, 7:30 – 8:30 pm | 6 dates, Mar. 6 – Apr. 10

Thinking about observation, composition – capturing and interacting with scenes and objects that resonate for you. This class is an opportunity to join others making watercolour paintings. We will review a fluid approach to quick line drawing. Watercolour skills will focus on effects of colour dilution, washes, hard and soft edges and getting simplified colour elements onto paper. We’ll look at colour mixing with a simplified palette leading to a large number of colours and shades. Simplified light and shadow effects and key compositional elements make a striking personal statement.

Students are required to provide materials for class. Materials list here.

Acrylic Painting, Light and Value | registration open Apr. 5 - 19

Fees per class: $60 for members | $90 for non-members

Tues. morning class, 10 – 11 am | 6 dates, Apr. 23 – May 28

Weds. evening class, 7:30 – 8:30 pm | 6 dates, Apr. 24 – May 29

This class will focus on observation and composition, capturing and interacting with scenes and objects that resonate with you. We’ll explore the hard and soft edges, colour mixing, and light and shadow. Rather than working light to dark, acrylics offer the opportunity to work from dark to light. Students will explore value, the lightness or darkness of a colour or hue as well as other essential concepts.

Students are required to provide materials for class. Materials list TBD

The Drop-in Quilting Group | Winter/Spring 2024 dates announced

Wednesdays, 10 am – 4 pm in the Thorncliffe Room | $12+tax

Nothing brings the idea of comfort to mind quite like a vibrant, inviting and cozy quilt. Why not make your own? The quilting program is a great place to meet some like-minded, crafty folks in the area. There are several quilters that participate in this small program that have plenty of knowledge to share and stories to tell.

This is a TGCA members’ program, which requires a membership to participate. Become a member here. If you are already a member and need to renew, please follow the instructions on the membership overview page to login and renew. 

This program takes place in the Thorncliffe Room on Wednesdays, 10 am – 4 pm, so there’s lots of time to spread out and get some opinions on your latest project. The room is very large, and there are 3’x 6’ tables provided to put your materials and machine on.

There is an iron and ironing board provided by the group leader, Shelley Bennet. 

Coffee is provided free of charge at each quilting day.

Participants can pay with cash, VISA, MasterCard or debit at the office, which is right next to the Thorncliffe room.

 

Quilting group dates/times

Winter/Spring 2024 | Jan. 3 – May 15 | no quilting on Mar. 13

If you have any questions, you can call Vanessa, 403-274-6840 or email v.gillard@tgcacalgary.com.

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Seniors' Coffee Talk

Enjoy some coffee and company on Tuesdays; it’s pay what you can and all are welcome!

Come and enjoy some coffee or tea, biscuits, and company in the boardroom on Tuesdays. There’s a variety of board games, puzzles and playing cards for participants to use. Come by yourself, meet a friend there, meet some new people, or connect with old friends. Enjoy some refreshments and the company of your neighbours or strike up a conversation with someone you haven’t met before. Creating new connections in the community is what Coffee Talk is all about.

When: Tuesdays beginning Jan. 23, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Where: the TGCA boardroom, south building beside the main lobby sliding doors.

What: coffee, tea, biscuits, games and conversation. 

Who: seniors (loosely defined) – age is not important, just bring your enthusiasm!

Fee: pay what you can, tin next to the coffee and biscuits (Toonie suggested).

Entertainment: Puzzles, board games, cards and magazines provided. Please feel free to bring group activities to share with other Coffee Talkers. 

Coffee Talk program guidelines: Program participants are expected to treat each other with courtesy and respect. Please come to the office and tell our programming and community engagement coordinator, Vanessa, at the front desk. if someone is being unkind or disruptive.  Please put your games and puzzles back in the box by 12:30 pm and leave on the table.

If you have any questions, please contact Vanessa, 403-274-6840, v.gillard@tgcacalgary.com