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

Kids and Youth Art Classes | Fall 2022 | Registration open until Oct. 11

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 open, closes Oct. 11

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.

Register for Drawing is Fun! here

Introduction to Concepts of Drawing, pre-teen class | Sundays, 3 – 4 pm | registration now open, closes Oct. 11

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.

Register for Introduction to Concepts of Drawing here

Exploration of the Drawing Medium, teen class | Sundays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm | registration now open, closes Oct. 11

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.

Register for Exploration of the Drawing Medium 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.