August 21, 2019

Community Programs

The Gift of Gardening

Looking for the perfect gift for the green thumb in your life?

Looking for a zero-waste gift idea?

Want to support a local non-profit organization this holiday season?

Give a ‘Gift of Gardening’ certificate, good for any of the six garden workshops offered by Lake Trail Community Education Society between January and March of 2020!

Certificates are $20 and can be purchased at Blue Spruce Ice Cream or the office at Lake Trail Community Middle School, until December 20th.

Workshop choices your gift recipient can choose from:

* We may be able to arrange to come to you with gift certificates if are in town and can’t make it out during the day

Thanks for your support, and happy gardening!

Winter 2020 Programming Coming Soon!

Lake Trail Community Education Society works with community partners and facilitators to offer educational, recreational and cultural programs for children, youth, adults and seniors at Lake Trail Community Middle School.  
Register for fall programming online through the program links below, or download the fall print program and drop off at the Lake Trail Community Middle School office.
 
Proceeds from registrations support the society in offering free after school programs for school youth!

Fall 2019 Community Programming

'In the Know' Monthly Information Session

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Free to Attend.


‘In the Know’ is a monthly networking and information sharing session that provides parents and caregivers education on various child and youth mental wellness topics. Experts share what parent / caregivers really want to know.

Sessions are provided in a group webinar viewing format with opportunity for discussion.

September 17's video presentation is: "Erupting Angst: Understanding the collision between anger and aggression in the world of anxiety."

Webinar Topic Presenter: Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, Registered Psychologist

Please RSVP by email: wendy.safruik@familysmart.ca

www.familysmart.ca

FoodSafe Level 1

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cost $80


Join LUSH Valley Food Action Society as they host Chef Gaetane Palardy to offer the one-day certification course for FOODSAFE Level 1.

Following the successful completion of the class, and a passing grade on the written exam, participants will receive a certificate attesting to their successful completion of the program.

Who should take FOODSAFE? - High school students looking to open doors in the food services industry and land summer jobs - Community volunteers assisting with food preparation or special events - Anyone who prepares food for friends and family - Food Industry workers - not just kitchen staff! - Residential home care and health care assistants.

Co-hosted by Lake Trail Community Education Society.

More Than a Red Door: Feng Shui for Outdoor Spaces

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Cost $15


It is almost autumn on Vancouver Island and gardeners will soon turn to books and seed catalogs to get their gardening 'fix'. While we can only dream of spring blossoms, now is a good time to think about what you can do to turn your outdoor living space into a peaceful oasis. Applying the most basic principles of feng shui can help you create garden spaces with positive and balanced energy.

Join LUSH Valley Food Action Society for an informative and engaging 90-minute mini-workshop on how you can not only create beautiful gardens but ones that will nurture your spirit and could change your life!

Special guest speaker Terri Perrin, Fine Art of Intention Feng Shui, will speak on the topic of More Than a Red Door: Feng Shui for Outdoor Spaces.

Co-hosted by Lake Trail Community Education Society.

'In the Know' Monthly Information Session

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Free to Attend.


‘In the Know’ is a monthly networking and information sharing session that provides parents and caregivers education on various child and youth mental wellness topics. Experts share what parent / caregivers really want to know.

Sessions are provided in a group webinar viewing format with opportunity for discussion.

Stay tuned for this months 'In the Know' topic.

www.familysmart.ca

Watershed 101 and Guided Walking Tour

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2

1:00 p.m. - Presentation

2:15 p.m to 4:00 p.m. - Guided Tour

Free to Attend.


The Connected by Water Team presents "Watershed 101", an engaging conversation about the Comox Lake Watershed - what is it and why is it important to our community. Learn about the history of the watershed, changes the watershed and is facing, and steps each of us can take to support watershed protection and water conservation in our community!

Following the presentation, join the Morrison Creek Streamkeepers on a guided walking tour of the Roy Morrison Park near Lake Trail Community Middle School. 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.

Postponed - Nutrition for The Family

Was scheduled for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14. We are looking at an alternate date in the new year.

Thank you!


Are you curious about nutrition for yourself and your family? Are you confused about the many nutrition messages that come to you day by day?

Please feel welcome to join Erin Roman, a Dietitian who loves to talk about food and how nutrition can support our bodies. Erin will provide 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 overall wellbeing. She will bring some easy and nutritious recipes and share tips on increasing nutrient-dense foods in our daily lives.

www.erinromanrd.ca

'In the Know' Monthly Information Session

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Free to Attend.


‘In the Know’ is a monthly networking and information sharing session that provides parents and caregivers education on various child and youth mental wellness topics. Experts share what parent / caregivers really want to know.

Sessions are provided in a group webinar viewing format with opportunity for discussion.

Stay tuned for this months 'In the Know' topic.

www.familysmart.ca

Watershed Mapping & Guided Walking Tour

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

1:00 p.m. - Community Mapping

2:15 p.m to 4:00 p.m. - Guided Tour

Free to Attend.


Join the Connected by Water team in a fun and interactive community mapping project. Come find your place among the water systems in the Comox Valley, and be part of a discussion about why they're important to the past and future of our community.

Following the community mapping project, join the Morrison Creek Streamkeepers on a guided walking tour of the Roy Morrison Park near Lake Trail Community Middle School. 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.

How to be an Artist


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Free to Attend.


Through an overview of her artistic practice, artist and art consultant Katie Brennan walks listeners through the very beginnings of her education and career in art, highlighting what worked for her, what didn’t and what she was thinking at critical points along the way. She also speaks candidly about finding a balance between art and business and why she believes that no two artists’ careers should ever look the same.

Katie Brennan holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and an MFA from the University of Guelph. Previously she was the Curator of the Lake Country Art Gallery, a sessional lecturer at UBC Okanagan and the Executive Director of the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan. Currently, Katie is a full-time self-employed artist and art consultant who makes her living exclusively from her art.

Offered as a part of Comox Valley Arts 'Practice' series.

Admission is free, however, space is limited, so please register in advance.

Donations are happily accepted at the door for both Comox Valley Arts and Lake Trail Community Education Society, however there is no obligation to give.

'In the Know' Monthly Information Session

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Free to Attend.


‘In the Know’ is a monthly networking and information sharing session that provides parents and caregivers education on various child and youth mental wellness topics. Experts share what parent / caregivers really want to know.

Sessions are provided in a group webinar viewing format with opportunity for discussion.

Stay tuned for this months 'In the Know' topic.

www.familysmart.ca

LUSH Valley Programs

LUSH Valley Food Action Society is a partner organization focused on food security. They work to provide people with skills that enable them to choose, grow, and prepare healthy food.

Lake Trail Community Education Society is pleased to host many LUSH Valley programs at Lake Trail Community Middle School.

Winter Programs Below Under Construction! Check back in a few days for the full list and registration.

Monday, January 20
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Healthy Dips

Learn a variety of healthy homemade gourmet dips that you can easily make at home. With an emphasis on fresh and local ingredients, this class will teach several techniques and participants will take home dips and recipes. The class will discuss a variety of options for serving and how we can include these nutritious dips in our meals.

$20

One Evening

Mondays:

Jan. 27 - Mar. 9
** No class Family Day, February 17
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Breathing 101

This class offers guided instruction on breathing exercises and gentle movements providing participants with techniques and tools they can use anywhere, anytime. Learn how to calm your nervous system to help with anxiety, stress, regaining natural alignment and posture, and coping with pain. 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 in the coming wintery months.

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!

$50

6 Classes

Age 14+

Mondays:

Jan. 27 - Mar. 9
** No class Family Day, February 17
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Yoga 101

This yoga class 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 in the coming wintery months.

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!

$50

6 Classes

Age 14+

Tuesdays:

Jan. 14 - Feb. 18
5:30 - 6:45 pm

NIA

This FUN holistic class combines dance, martial arts, yoga and healing arts. It designed for any skill level and there are no wrong moves. Nia integrates movement and concepts from around the globe to deliver cardiovascular, whole body conditioning, mental focus, and body awareness… and its set to great music!

Lenore Lowe is a local artist who has been a long-time student of healing through movement. As a student of yoga philosophy for 20 years and a student of Nia for over 9 year, she earned her RYT 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training and Nia White Belt. 

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!

$50

6 Classes

Age 14+

Sundays:

March 15

March 29
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Guided Walks

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.

Tuesdays:

Jan. 21- Feb. 25
7:00 - 8:00 pm

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, read 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 through the registration form. 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+

Thursday, February 27
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Waste Free Lunches

CSWM Environmental Educator, Tina Willard-Stepan, hosts an evening to learn about the landfill, do a waste audit, and speak about waste-free lunches.  The workshop finishes off with a cooking class for some lunch treat ideas. This is a fun, family-friendly event! 

 Bring a container to pack some food home with you.

Free to attend!

Please register in advance.