Programs

TGCA Adult Programs

As a community association, our mission is to provide community amenities combined with an extensive array of programs and year-round events and activities to promote and support our members and others who come to share and use our facilities.

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

We thank all of our members and guests for their patience and understanding through all of the mandates, lockdowns and restrictions, and we sincerely hope to see each of you again as we approach a return to gathering in our community.

Spring Art Classes at The TGCA - look for more classes fall 2022

Wonderous Watercolour – Seniors class – session 3 cancelled 

Join us as we explore the techniques used in creating watercolour artworks! Watercolour can be a playful, colourful, and cost-effective way to express ourselves and it needn’t be intimidating. Together, we will learn the materials and methods we can apply to make our painting effortless and open up avenues to make our creativity flow. From basic paint applications to compositional elements, we will take you through the motions, step-by-step, and give you the skills to progress in your own art practice. 

Seniors class, skill level beginner to intermediate 

Tuesdays, 10 – 11 am in The Horizon Room, 5 classes per session 

Session 1 – paint application, colour mixing, tips and tricks: April 5 – May 3 

Session 2 – elements of landscape painting: May 10 – June 7 

Session 3 – watercolour portraiture: June 14 – July 12  – registration closes June 10

Maximum 8 registrants per session, students will need to bring supplies to class.

See list of materials needed for class below here

Class fees per session: TGCA members $50 | non-members $65 

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

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 button that you’d like-either for members or non-members-and choose the classes you’d like. When you are happy with what’s in your cart, click checkout. This will bring you to the payment page. 

Due to the small class size and materials required there is no drop-in offered for this class.  

Explore Your Creativity – Adult Class – session 3 cancelled

Everyone is an artist! Let’s explore that truth, capitalize on the collective spirit, come together, and make some art. Learn some new skills or hone some old ones in a set of sessions designed to help you get inspired and keep creating. Sharpen your pencils or dust off your paint set. Together we will explore new ways of seeing, recording, and expressing the world around us, in a safe and judgement-free environment. This class is a 3-part series designed to inspire students to explore various artistic mediums. 

Adult class, skill level beginner to intermediate 

Wednesdays, 7 – 8 pm in the Horizon Room, 5 classes per session 

Session 1 – drawing fundamentals: April 6 – May 4 

Materials needed for session 1 click here

Session 2 – basic watercolour techniques: May 11 – June 8 

Materials needed for session 2 click here

Session 3 – acrylic painting, tips and tricks: June 15 – July 13 – registration closes June 10

Materials needed for session 3 click here

Maximum 8 registrants per session, students will need to bring supplies to class, though some materials may be provided by instructor. Please see the materials lists for more info. 

Class fees per session: TGCA members $50 | non-members $65 

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

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 button that you’d like-either for members or non-members-and choose the classes you’d like. When you are happy with what’s in your cart, click checkout. This will bring you to the payment page. 

Due to the small class size and materials required there is no drop-in offered for this class.

Your TGCA Spring Art Class Instructor: Charmaine Warne

Charmaine is a formally trained artist (Alberta University of Arts) with nearly ten years of experience working in all-age workshop facilitation, program creation and delivery at the Glenbow Museum. She is a twenty-plus year resident of Thorncliffe. When she isn’t inspiring others to explore their creative-selves, she can be found carving custom Styrofoam tombstones for her Halloween yard or painting creepy eye-ball-rocks and hiding them in Nose Hill Park. 

TGCA Hatha Yoga - registration for summer mini-sessions is open, closes July 8

Hatha Yoga is a mindful, lightly flowing class that builds strength, flexibility and breath work. All skill levels welcome at this class. 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 

Your summer instructor: The summer sessions of Hatha Yoga are led by instructor, Darryl Brown. Darryl is a Functional Fitness Instructor with a passion for yoga practice. He wants his participants to feel more stable, flexible and stronger and provides clear guidance into and out of each pose. You don’t have to be flexible or experienced at Darryl’s yoga class, yoga is for everyone!

 

Summer mini-sessions info: 

PLEASE NOTE: The upcoming summer “mini-sessions” are very short to allow for our yoga participants to register for the classes and accommodate their summer schedules as well. Please keep in mind that we have a minimum registration requirement to run TGCA classes, so if you are planning on coming to all the classes, please register ahead of time. 

 

Session dates/time

Tuesdays, 7 – 8 pm

July mini-session – July 12 – 26 | 3 classes – registration now open, closes July 8

August mini-session – Aug. 2 – 23 | 4 classes

 
Location 

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

 
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, and now $15 annually for residents of the greater Calgary area, as well. 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 button that you’d like-either for members or non-members-and choose the classes you’d like. 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 Winter/Spring Sessions 2022 - classes to resume in the fall

Come and challenge yourself in a gentle and effective way at this low intensity, highly effective 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 info:

Monday sessions, 10:30 am-11:30 am in the Thorncliffe Room – no class on Feb. 21, Mar. 28 & May 23

Session one: Jan. 10 – Mar. 21 – no class Feb. 21

Break – Mar. 28 – no class

Session two: Apr. 4 – June 13 – No class on May 23 – registration now closed

Thursday sessions, 10:30 am-11:30 am in the Thorncliffe Room – no class on Mar. 24 & 31

Session one: Jan. 13 – Mar. 17

Break – Mar. 24, 31 – no class

Session two: Apr. 7 – June 9 – registration now closed

Pricing: all sessions are 10 classes | $100 for members & $150 for non-members per session. Beginning Apr. 4, 2022 drop-in pricing will be increasing 20%. See more about drop-in below.

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 clothing and appropriate shoes for a fitness activity.  

Drop-in: This class is open for drop-in. Drop-in is $10 for members and $15 for non-members, however beginning April 4, the prices for drop-in will be increasing by 20%, making drop-in for members $12 and non-members $18. Those paying drop-in may do so in the office with cash, debit or credit. 

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 button that you’d like-either for members or non-members-and choose the classes you’d like. When you are happy with what’s in your cart, click checkout. This will bring you to the payment page. You can pay online with Visa, Mastercard or Interac Online (TD or Royal Bank).

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 

TGCA Drop-in Pickleball | This program is now over

The TGCA drop-in pickleball program is closed for the indoor season. Please sign up for our mailing list here to receive any TGCA pickleball news. Please check in Fall 2022, as we continue to expand our programming options.

Click here for more info about booking a court Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays. 

The TGCA Racquetball League Winter 2022 – league season over, registration to open in August for Fall 2022

Our racquetball league has been going strong for decades, and there’s always room for more players! This is a mixed league and open to any level of skill. Tell your friends and get in the game! Our league includes divisions that are more competitive, as well as ones that are more casual. All players are a fun bunch and often enjoy some refreshments in our restaurant after their games. Sound great, right?

Fall/Winter 2021 windup nights are Dec. 8 and Dec. 20. The league players can look forward to some neat swag and refreshments on the TGCA.

Days & Times:

The leagues are on Monday and Wednesday every week between 5 – 9 pm. Some players only play Mondays, some only play Wednesdays, but a lot play both nights.

Leagues:

Mondays, 5:15 – 9 pm, Jan. 3 – Apr. 11 windup. No league on Feb. 21.

Wednesdays, 5:15 – 9 pm, Jan. 5 – Apr. 6 windup.

Registration & Fees:

The cost of each league is $110 plus $10 for snacks and prizes on each windup night (for a total of $120). This is a TGCA league, so all league participants must have a valid TGCA membership to participate. League fees are a great deal for those who play often, so sign up today!

First, make sure you’re logged into your membership account. To pay and register for the day you’d like, click the Monday and/or the Wednesday buttons, add it to your cart and checkout. To register for both, you must add both to your cart. You can pay with Visa or Mastercard online. If you’re having trouble adding divisions to your cart, make sure you are logged in and have a valid TGCA membership. If you’d like to pay with debit or cash, please visit the TGCA office to register.

Players will only be added to the schedule upon successful payment of fees and league schedules will be created when all registrations are received by the league leader.

League Structure:

The 2022 League divisions are being simplified this season and are as follows:

2021 Divisions

2022 Division

A1-Plus

A – Elite

A1-Advanced

B – Advanced

A2-Intermediate

C – Intermediate 

B1-Beginner

D – Beginner

All divisions play on both Mondays and Wednesdays.

There are two leagues per year, one in January and one in September. Each league runs for 14 weeks, the last of which is a fun night which is called “windup.” There is a semi-playoff between the top four players in a division, then players five to eight and so on.

Unfortunately, people cannot drop in as all schedules are set. If anyone gets hurt of drops out, there will be replacement players sought. You may make up a missed game by contacting TGCA at 403-274-5574. Please inform them this is a make-up game, the name of both players, and the date/time you wish to play. There is no cost for a make-up game, but please limit your play to 45 minutes. TGCA has the right to deny make-up games if courts are being used for other activities.

The leagues are open to both male and female players.

All players typically have their own equipment, but you can also rent goggles and racquets at The 56. Inquire with the staff.

More info:

League leader: If you are new to the league or for more information, contact league leader, Tyler Donaldson, tylerdonaldson@gmail.com.

Membership: Please note that you need a valid TGCA membership to register for this league. Visit the membership page for more info on becoming a members and the membership overview page for managing your existing membership account.  

Courts and changerooms: All four courts and the change rooms will be open on league nights to league players. Light soled, indoor shoes on the courts only please. Please leave your locker open when you’re finished with it and bring your own lock for your belongings. The TGCA is not responsible for any lost or stolen contents out of lockers or bags left outside the courts. Appropriate sanitizing and cleaning will take place before and after the leagues time slot is over.

Terms & conditions: The TGCA will expect all league participants to agree to the terms and condition of the league, which can be found on this page as well as in the checkout page when paying online. 

The TGCA is asking all league players to pay their fees online. If you aren’t sure how to do this, please send an email to Vanessa, v.gillard@tgcacalgary.com and she’ll be happy to help you get your fees squared away. 

If you aren’t feeling well on your designated league night and are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please do not enter the TGCA premises and contact the league leader, Tyler Donaldson, to have your games rescheduled.

TGCA Adult Volleyball Leagues 2021/2022 – league season over, registration to open for 2022/2023 in September

Volleyball is a great way to get some exercise and get out and meet some people. Our leagues are great for the those that just want to have some fun and all the way up to the ultra competitive player.

The TGCA has three leagues: Monday night-Intermediate, Wednesday night-Recreational, Thursday night-Competitive, and you must be 18 years of age and up to play in this adult league.

Play is at 8:30 pm and 9:45 pm in the gymnasium, and some nights, you may play both times. The seasons for this league run Fall to Spring, with a break at Christmas.

Dates:

Monday night intermediate league:  Sept. 13 – Dec. 6 | holiday break in December | Jan. 3 – Mar. 21 | no league on Sept. 20 & Oct. 11

Wednesday night recreational league: Sept. 15 – Dec. 1 | holiday break in December | Jan. 5 – Mar. 23 | no league on Sept. 22

Thursday night competitive league: Sept. 23 – Dec. 9 | holiday break in December | Jan. 6 – Mar. 24 | no league on Oct. 21

Tournament: Friday Jan. 7, 6:30 pm & Saturday Jan. 8 

Windup: Saturday, Mar. 26 5:30 pm

There must be at least two of the opposite sex per team, but we are allowing all-girls teams now as well. Half of the team needs to be Thorncliffe Greenview community association members. There is a volunteer bingo shift requirement that each team volunteers at one bingo shift (link to bingo page).

Fees to be determined upon completed registration of teams-opportunities for subsidized fees available through the TGCA fee assistance initiative. Please call the provided number of league leader below for more info. 

Fees include 20 nights of volleyball, 2 – 3 weeks of playoffs, a two-day tournament, t-shirt, and a windup dinner, dance, awards trophies, jackets for first and second in your league. Fees are based on the number of teams in each league, 8 teams, 9 teams, 10 teams. Fees are determined when the number of teams has been decided. 

If you have questions about the league, please call Dianne at 403-295-3469

Quilting Group at the TGCA Winter/Spring 2022 – program to resume in the fall

Quilting group dates/times: Jan. 12 – May 11, Wednesdays, 11 am – 3 pm in the Thorncliffe Room.  

The fee is $10 + GST per day. 

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

Become a member here. If you are already a member, please follow the instructions on the membership overview page to login and renew. 

This program takes place in the Thorncliffe Room on Wednesdays, 11 am – 3 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 spread your materials and machine on.

The quilting work tables are spaced 2 metres apart and though masks are not currently required, this is subject to change pending any announcements by our civic or provincial governments.  

There is an iron and ironing board provided by the group leader, Shelley Bennet. Quilters will be required to use the provided sanitizer between uses of this shared equipment. Coffee is provided free of charge, but participants are required to sanitize their hands before use. 

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