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.

TGCA Hatha Yoga Classes | All Levels Welcome | Fall 2022

Registration for Hatha Yoga, Fall 2022, session 1 is open until Sept. 7

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 

 

Fall 2022 yoga session info

Tuesday sessions  Sept. 13 – Dec. 6 | In the Thorncliffe Room, 7 – 8 pm

Tuesday session 1 – Sept. 13 – Oct 25 | 7 classes | $70/members & $105/non-members

Tuesday session 2 – Nov. 1 – Dec 6 | 6 classes | $60/members & $90/non-members

Friday sessions  Sept. 16 – Dec 9 | In the Thorncliffe Room, 10:30 – 11:30 am 

Sept. 23 & Oct. 21 in the 5600 Room | No class on Nov 11

Friday session 1 – Sept. 16 – Oct. 28 | 7 classes | $70/members & $105/non-members

Friday session 2 – Nov 4 – Dec 9 | 5 classes | $50/members & $75/non-members

 

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 Class | Fall 2022

Registration for Sit & Be Fit, Fall 2022 is open until Sept. 7

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

Monday Session, Fall 2022 | No class October 10, Thanksgiving Monday

 Sept. 12th – Nov. 21st | 10:30 – 11:30 am | 10 classes

Thursday Session, Fall 2022 | No class on Oct. 20

Sept. 15th – Nov. 24th | 10:30-11:30 am in The Thorncliffe Room | 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 

TGCA Drop-in Pickleball | This program is no longer offered at The TGCA

The TGCA drop-in pickleball program has been cancelled for the foreseeable future. 

Click here for more info about booking a court Wednesday and Thursdays until the end of summer 2022. 

The TGCA Racquetball League | Fall 2022 | Registration now open, closes Aug. 31

Registration for Fall 2022 Racquetball League is open until Aug. 31

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 for: beginner, intermediate, advanced and elite. The players are a fun bunch and often enjoy some refreshments in our restaurant after their games. Sounds great, right?

 

Days & Times

The leagues are on Monday and Wednesday every week between 5 – 9 pm. You can play Monday or Wednesday or both.

Mondays, 5:15 – 9 pm, Sept. 12 – Dec. 19. No league on Oct. 10.

Wednesdays, 5:15 – 9 pm, Sept. 14 – Dec. 14.

Fall 2022 windup nights are Dec. 14 and Dec. 19. Players enjoy refreshments and snacks at the wind up and division winners can look forward to some swag and prizes in celebration of their supremacy.

 

Registration & Fees

The cost of each league is $116 plus $10 for snacks and prizes on each windup night (for a total of $126). This is a TGCA league, so all league participants must have a valid TGCA membership to participate. League fees are a great deal at $9 per night!

To register online

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 boxes, answer the additional questions, add it to your cart and checkout.  You can pay with Visa or Mastercard online. If you’re having trouble adding registration 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 from the office by the league leader.

 

League Structure

There are two seasons per year, one in September-Fall season and one in January-Winter season. 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.

The league is open to both male and female players.

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 The 56 Restaurant at 403-274-5574. Please inform the staff 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 the courts are booked.

The Fall 2022 League divisions are as follows:

2021 Divisions for reference

2022 Divisions

A1 – Plus

A – Elite

A1 – Advanced

B – Advanced

A2 – Intermediate

C – Intermediate 

B1 – Beginner

D – Beginner

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

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

TGCA 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.

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 asks 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 2022/23 Adult Volleyball Leagues - sign up your team until mid-August

Registration for the volleyball league is open until Mid-August

Sign up your team for the 2022/2023 recreational, intermediate, and competitive volleyball league nights!

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. 12 – Dec. 5 | holiday break in December | Jan. 9 – Mar. 20 | no league on Oct. 10

Wednesday night recreational league: Sept. 14 – Nov. 30 | holiday break in December | Jan. 4 – Mar. 22

Thursday night competitive league: Sept. 15 – Dec. 1 | holiday break in December | Jan. 5 – Mar. 23

Tournament: Friday Jan. 6 & Saturday Jan. 7

Windup end of March

 

Registration

Registration is per team. There must be at least two of the opposite sex per team unless the team is all female. Each team must have a minimum of 6 players. League leaders may be able to arrange a spare to join your team if you need one.

Players in the TGCA Volleyball League are required to be Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association members. If you don’t have a membership, please visit our membership info page here and join up with our easy online payments and convenient online membership accounts. Getting your membership online is easy, it’s only $15 annually and there’s plenty of perks that come with being a member of your community association!

If you’d like to register a team, please call Dianne by mid-August, 403-295-3469.

Fees

Fees include 20 nights of volleyball, 2 – 3 weeks of playoffs, a two-day tournament, t-shirt, and a windup dinner with dance, awards trophies and jackets for first and second in your league.

Team registration pricing dependent on how many teams register. In-person registration and fee payment in September. Fees must be paid per team. No individual fee payments permitted, unless you aren’t on a team. League leaders will call team captains with dates and details.

Questions? Please call the league leader, Dianne , 403-295-3469.

The Drop-in Quilting Group | Fall 2022

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

Sept. 28 – Dec. 7, Wednesdays, 10 am – 4 pm in the Thorncliffe Room.  

 

Fee per date is $12+GST 

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

Art Classes & Workshops | Fall 2022

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 and workshops this fall, and we invite you to come and communicate what’s in your mind through 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.

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

Choose from 5 Classes & Workshops Offered This Fall

Watercolour

Watercolour Portraiture | Tuesdays, 10 – 11 am | all levels

Registration open until Sept. 7, see link on this page for online payment

Sept. 13 – Oct. 11 | 5 classes | $50/members or $75/non-members

Does the idea of painting a loved one’s image intimidate you? Watercolour as a medium can actually be very forgiving if you know a few of Charmaine’s pointers. Join us as we explore some historic tricks and cheats to make capturing the elements of a face more comfortable, then we’ll use our wonderful watercolour skills to add form and personality. Class atmosphere will be kept light and judgement free; familiarity with watercolour is helpful but not necessary.

Materials list required for this class here

Watercolour Florals | Tuesdays, 10 – 11 am | beginner - intermediate

Oct. 18 – Nov. 15 | 5 classes | $50/members or $75/non-members

Looking for a painting class that will build your skills while simultaneously producing beautiful results? Are you new to painting and searching for subjects that will make you smile? Sign up for our Watercolour Florals class! Add a new set of flowers and foliage to your repertoire each week, in a way that will be easy for you to remember and replicate. During our final gathering, we will assemble our showiest examples together to make a dazzling bouquet collage. No art experience necessary and the materials are inexpensive. Perfect for beginners. 

Materials list required for this class here

Gift Making with Watercolour | 3-part Workshop Series | all levels

Nov. 17 – Dec. 1 | 3 dates | 6 – 8 pm | $60/members or $90/non-members

A handmade gift is touching to receive during the holidays, especially if it’s a pretty watercolour. Register for this workshop series to use your artistry to show you care and cross some names off of your holiday list, too. We’ll get creative and crafty, applying our watercolour know-how to objects and items suitable for gift-giving and maybe even selling. Materials required are cost-effective and easy to obtain. We guarantee that everyone in your circle will be inspired and in awe of your ingenuity. Familiarity with watercolour is an asset but not necessary.

Materials list required for this class to be announced.

Acrylic

Acrylic Painting Tips & Tricks | Wednesdays, 7 – 8 pm | beginner - intermediate class

Registration open until Sept. 7, see link on this page for online payment

Sept. 14 – Oct. 12 | 5 classes | $50/members or $75/non-members

Has the practice of acrylic painting always intrigued you, but you don’t know where to begin? The acrylic medium can be a colourful and cost-effective way to get creative and doesn’t have to be intimidating. Give this class a try and together we will explore the paint materials, demystify the tools, experiment with methods to build your skill and jettison you to confident self-expression. Class format informative yet playful, and prior painting experience is not necessary.

Materials list required for this class here

Mixed Media

Artmaking to Unwind | Wednesdays, 7 – 8 pm | all levels

Oct. 19 – Nov. 23 | 6 classes | $60/members or $90/non-members

Invest in you and learn some art techniques to help relax after a hard day, week or year! Together we will explore some creative methods proven to relieve tension, reduce worry and bring a smile to your face. Some of the simple and serene practices we will experiment with are Zen-doodling, paint-and-peel, spiral art and more. Come to the centre, unwind and learn some skills that you can use to relax for years to come.

Materials list required for this class to be announced

Your TGCA Art 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.