Programs

TGCA Youth 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 perceived needs of Thorncliffe Greenview, first and foremost, and beyond.

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.

See our partnered organizations and clubs, like McKnight Hockey, Scouts & Guides, and The Thorncliffe Greenview Ice Skating Club, on the Partnered Organisations and Clubs page here.

TGCA Youth Programming | Associated programs

Gym Night | Fall 2022

Registration now closed

Bring the kids to the TGCA for Gym Night every Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Dec. 7!

We’ve got lots of equipment to play with, tons of space in the gym and plenty of kids typically come too! This weekly program is a great opportunity for the kids to blow off some steam in a supervised environment, giving parents an opportunity to use our facilities, maybe join the adult art class that’s at the same time on Wednesdays, enjoy our wing night in The 56 or just take some much deserved you-time.

Balls, tumbling matts, nets for basketball and soccer, racquets, fun kids’ games, and much more are available for use. You’re welcome to bring your own toys and equipment, however, no floor hockey, scooters, skateboards or roller blades, please.

 

New guidelines at Gym Night

Open Gym Night is now registration only and open to TGCA members only. All children attending must be registered. Registration is online for gym night for each child up to 15 years of age. 

 

Dates, time and fees:

Time: 7 – 8 pm, Wednesday nights in the TGCA Main Hall gym. Clean up 8 – 8:15 pm.

Dates: Oct. 19 – Dec. 7 | 8 dates

Fees: Gym Night, Fall 2022 registration per child: $20+tax. Fees will not be prorated based on when your child can and can’t attend.

 

Register

To register, make sure you’re logged into your membership account, click on the registration link above and register each child in your family who will be attending-including their name and age.

Registration will not be prorated if your child missed dates or can’t attend.

Ages 4 – 15 welcome. Our Gym Night supervisors will divide the groups for various age-appropriate activities, if registration numbers are high. 

The TGCA takes Visa and Mastercard for online payments. Members may also pay fees in the office with cash, debit or credit, Mon-Fri 9 am – 4:30 pm.

 

Supervision

Children under 6 years old are no longer required to have a parent or sibling in attendance at Gym Night, as there will be dedicated childcare professionals supervising the program. Of course, parents are always welcome to stay and play!

Please sanitize your child’s hands and check in with gym night supervisors upon arrival. All registered participants will appear on the list and be admitted. Those who do not appear on the list, will need to get registered and will not be admitted. 

 

Behavior and pick up

Children are to behave appropriately. Parents will be called and asked to pick up their child if there are any incidents of bullying or aggression. You may be asked to remain at Gym Night to supervise your child if there are multiple incidents.

All children are to be picked up at 8:15 pm sharp. Please encourage your child to help clean up the gym at 8 pm. TGCA supervisors will really appreciate kids’ and parents’ help.

 

Cancelation

Program cancellation due to COVID regulations: the TGCA follows all restrictions recommended by both the civic and the provincial governments. If new regulations are announced that force the cancelation of Open Gym Night, and the amount of time remaining in the program warrants it, the TGCA will issue refunds for the remaining dates of the program.  

Kids and Youth Art Classes | Fall 2022 | Registration closed

The community association is pleased to offer drawing classes for kids and youth beginning this October. Our classes are for ages 5 – 15 every Sunday, beginning Oct. 16. Registration closes Oct. 11.

The instructor, Karen Pennifold (see bio below), will lead classes through age and skill appropriate drawing concepts and methods and use contemporary and historic examples in her lessons to bring context and weight to how art effects our lives. Younger and older kids can expect a fun and engaging class where they’re encouraged to discover their individual talents and explore their imaginations.

Classes are $80 for TGCA members and $120 for non-members. Become a TGCA member here. Learn more about our membership here.
All classes are in The Horizon Room in the mid-section of the facility. See the orange star on the map at the bottom of this page.

Materials required for class are to be provided by students. Materials list here.
All kids and youth program instructors and volunteers hired or placed by the TGCA have valid Calgary Police vulnerable sector searches on file with the community association.

The TGCA abides by all civic and provincial health and pandemic restrictions. Currently there are no restrictions in place, however, should there be announcements of restrictions, students will be expected to abide by these mandates. Refunds will be provided only in the case of a mandated closure of the TGCA and refunds will be prorated for the remaining duration of dates in the classes.

Choose from 3 classes for 3 age ranges

Drawing is Fun! kids’ class | Sundays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm | registration now closed - class full

Ages 5 – 8 years | any skill level welcome | Oct. 16 – Dec. 4 | 8 1-hour classes

$80 for TGCA members | $120 for non-members

This class will introduce the basic concepts of drawing while maintaining a fun and imaginative atmosphere. Children will be encouraged to think creatively and develop ideas in an independent way while enjoying subjects like cartooning, animals and more.

Materials required for class are to be provided by students. Materials list here.

Introduction to Concepts of Drawing, pre-teen class | Sundays, 3 – 4 pm | registration now closed - class full

Ages 9 – 12 years | skill level: beginner to intermediate | Oct. 16 – Dec. 4 | 8 1-hour classes

$80 for TGCA members | $120 for non-members

This class will explore intermediate concepts of drawing like perspective and horizon while keeping the students engaged with fun exercises involving Anime characters, street art style and more. This class will encourage students to think creatively and see the art in the world around them, ultimately inspiring confidence in their own skills and abilities.

Materials required for class are to be provided by students. Materials list here.

Exploration of the Drawing Medium, teen class | Sundays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm | class cancelled due to inadequate registration level

Ages 13 – 15 years | skill level: beginner to intermediate | Oct. 16 – Dec. 4 | 8 1-hour classes

$80 for TGCA members | $120 for non-members

This class will involve higher level concepts of drawing like understanding edges, spaces, light and shadow and more. Students will learn about classical artists like Van Gogh as well as more contemporary ones like Banksy. From form drawing to landscape and still life, this class will give students the space and skills to develop a style and understanding of their own preferences and strengths in this foundational art medium.

Materials required for class are to be provided by students. Materials list here.

Your TGCA Art Instructor: Karen Pennifold

Karen has been creating children and youth art programming for over 15 years and has experience with children and youth of all ages as well as art classes in a variety of mediums. Karen is a self-taught artist and her artwork depicts Canadian landscapes, wildlife, Canadian Indigenous Culture and her work has been greatly influenced by The Group Of Seven.

Register for Calgary North West Ringette

If you are a resident of Thorncliffe or Greenview and you would like to register your child with Calgary North West Ringette, registrants must register with both NW Ringette and the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association.

The TGCA is able to charge far lower fees for registration based on the parent or someone in your family working at our community bingo nights. Please see the Fee Assistance Initiative information page here for more information. These bingo shifts allow parents to offset some of the burden of registration fees, while giving the community association help with one of the most imperative fundraising to keep our facilities maintained.

Please see the below table to determine which age level your child is.

Please note that working the shifts is not a requirement, but strongly encouraged by the TGCA. If you’re not interested, please request the full amount for registration via the below TGCA contact when registering.

If you would like to register your child for Ringette, please contact Diana, dchristie@tgcacalgary.com, and ensure that you know which age level you would like to register for.

We take Mastercard and Visa over the phone, but if you’d like to pay with cash or cheque, please specify this in your email.