August 21, 2019

Community Programs

Summer 2020

Programming for Vulnerable Youth

LTCES has received funding from the Canadian Red Cross COVID-19 Emergency Support for Community Organizations Granting Program, funded by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund led by Employment and Social Development Canada. 

These funds will provide youth who are experiencing increased stress as a result of the pandemic with support through arts and outdoor programming over the summer and into the fall. LTCES will start to unroll some of this programming in August. 

Thursday, August 6
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Kids Biology Walk in Puntledge Park

Do you have an 8 to 11 year old who is curious about plants and animals?

Lake Trail Community Education Society’s Canada Summer Jobs placement, Anna Brailey, is entering her third year of a Bachelor of Sciences degree for biology. Register your child for a walk and nature scavenger hunt in the Puntledge forest with Anna as she shares her love of plants and animals, (even crawly insects!), through biology facts and a really cool online app..

The walk is by donation and takes place on Thursday, August 6th, from 10am to 11:30am. Parents or guardians are welcome to come along, or drop off and pick up at the playground area at Puntledge Park.

** Please note that the walk will move to the following day, Friday, August 7th, if the weather does not cooperate.

By Donation

Tuesdays:

July 7, 14, 21, and 28

August 4 and 11
10:00 am - Noon

Forest Saplings

Lake Trail Community Education Society invites parents and guardians with children aged 3 – 5 years to join us for our free Forest Saplings sessions! Knowledgeable outdoor educators from DV8 Education and Hand-In-Hand Early Years Nature Program join us for an engaging and fun nature connection journey with games, stories, songs, and art to help develop sensory awareness skills for you and your little ones.

Activities take place in Roy Stewart Morrison Nature Park where families have the opportunity to connect with others and the natural environment. LTCES’s Canada Summer Jobs placement will also be on site sharing her love of animals and plants.  

You do not need to register for all six sessions. Join us for one, or more!

*** The activities will be age appropriate for 3-5 year old children. Younger children within the same family are welcome to attend .

*** Limited numbers and safety protocols will be in place. Be sure to select a ticket for EACH family member attending so that we can track numbers.

*** This is not a drop off program. Parent/guardian participation is required.

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DV8 Education and Hand-In-Hand Early Years Nature Program are local businesses focused on providing nature connection programming to schools and the community at large.

Many thanks to the Comox Valley Horticulture Society for their support of this free community program!

Free to attend!

All programs are full. Thank you for your interest!

Spring 2020

Sundays:

March 15

March 29
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Guided Walking Tours

Join the Morrison Creek Streamkeepers on an interpretive walk along Morrison Creek near Lake Trail Community Middle School. Come to know and appreciate the diversity of life within and around a vital salmon stream. 

Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes as there are a few slopes and tree roots in Roy Morrison Park when starting the walk from the school. 

All welcome! Children supervised by parents / guardians. Meet at the front doors of the school. The school will not be open, so bring only what you wish to carry. 

Free to attend!

Please register in advance.

$20 p/class

*** Aside from the Container Garden class, which is $25. 

Participants leave with a container planted with salad greens to enjoy.

Mondays:

Apr. 6 and 20

May. 4, 11, and 25
** No class April 13, 27, or May 18
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Calming Yoga 101

Calming Yoga 101 offers guided instruction on breathing exercises, relaxation, restorative yoga, gentle movements and introduction to meditation providing participants with tools to calm your nervous system, release stress and rediscover a more balanced inner self. Feel happier and more present in your everyday life!

Solene Chang has been teaching yoga, breathing, and meditation since 2001. She is an RN and mom. She looks forward to sharing space with you.

Drop In’s welcome at $10, if space allows. Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled and a full refund or credit will be issued.  Don’t delay, register today!

$40

5 Classes

Age 14+

Mondays:

Apr. 6 and 20

May. 4, 11, and 25
** No class April 13, 27, or May 18
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Yoga 101

Yoga 101 offers an overall experience of yoga from relaxation, breathing, asana (postures), beginning meditation, and an introduction to yoga thinking and philosophy.

We are happy to accommodate beginners and ongoing students of yoga. Please bring a yoga mat, blocks (if you have), and a blanket.

Solene Chang has been teaching yoga, breathing, and meditation since 2001. She is an RN and mom. She looks forward to sharing space with you.

Drop In’s welcome at $10, if space allows. Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled and a full refund or credit will be issued.  Don’t delay, register today!

$40

5 Classes

Age 14+

Thursdays:

April 30

May 14

May 28
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Spring Art Night Drop In's

Community Art Night drop-ins provide a positive space for families and community members to connect while making arts and crafts together. Bring your own projects, work from supplies which LTCES has on hand, or join in some group projects with community facilitators.

This program promotes inter-generational learning and community building. All ages are welcome. No art-making experience necessary!

Free to attend!

Registration not required.

April 30: Craft and Chat

Bring your own art project or create a collage using our vast array of collage materials!

May 14: Slow Stitching / Sashiko

Learn this Japanese stitching for renewing and embellishing old clothing or newly crafted items.

Facilitated by Patricia Cribb-Baskin, a maker who handbinds books, knits, weaves, spins and handsews. 

** You are welcome to bring your own project to work, and craft supplies will be on hand. 

May 28: Craft and Chat

Bring your own art project or create a collage using our vast array of collage materials!

Tuesdays:

Apr. 21 to May 26
5:45 - 6:45 pm

Beginners Community Ukulele Classes

Learn to play this popular instrument in six weeks! This course covers the basics from how to properly hold the instrument, chords, strumming, reading song charts, tablature, vocals and ear training. All done in a fun and encouraging atmosphere with instructor Ruth Rae. Designed for beginners ages 10 to 110!

There are a limited number of loaner ukulele’s which can be requested. Otherwise, participants are asked to bring their own.

Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled and a full refund or credit will be issued.  Don’t delay, register today!

$50

6 Classes

Age 10+

Tuesdays:

Apr. 21 to May 26
7:00 - 8:00 pm

Advanced Community Ukulele Classes

Carrying on with learning to sing and strum – students should be proficient in chord transitions of C,F, G G7, Dm, Am, have the ability to strum down and up strums; read basic tablature and keep steady rhythm and understand basic music theory.

This class is a continuation of the Beginners Ukulele class.

If you have not completed the Beginners Ukulele class but believe you have the experience to join, please email instructor Ruth Rae in advance of registering at: ruthrae63@gmail.com

Participants are asked to bring a ukulele. 

Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled and a full refund or credit will be issued.  Don’t delay, register today!

$50

6 Classes

Age 10+

Wednesday, April 22
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Nutrition for the Family

Confused about the many nutrition messages out there?
 
Curious about nutrition for yourself and your family?
 
Dietitian Erin Roman shares her knowledge on how food and nutrition can support our bodies. In this free session, Erin provides an overview of nutrition, the physiology of how food breaks down in our body, and how we can help ourselves and our families with energy and wellbeing.
 
Participants will learn some easy and nutritious recipes and tips on increasing nutrient-dense foods in our daily lives.
 
 
Sign up through the button on the right or email: LTCMSCoordinator@sd71.bc.ca
 
 
*** Donations at the door gratefully accepted to Lake Trail Community Education Society.

Free to attend!

Friday, May 8
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Community Potluck

All are welcome to join Lake Trail Community Education Society for our quarterly community potluck. 

Bring your favourite dish to share and come together for great conversation and community connections. If you are not a cook, no worries! Sharing store-bought food is fine. 

Our community potlucks are family friendly and FREE. Registration is not required. 

The event runs from 6 pm to 8:30 pm with board games on hand for after supper.

Free to attend!

Registration not required.