Adult Programs at the TGCA

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 then beyond.

TGCA programs will be starting up again this fall 2020, and registration is now open for Hatha Yoga-Fall 2020, The TGCA Racquetball League Fall/Winter, and Sit & Be Fit Fall/Winter.

We’ve got plenty of protocols in place to ensure the safety of our members, staff and guests, so no worries there. 

Program participants are not required to wear a mask while enjoying their class or league, and all instructors and league leaders have been trained on safe COVID-19 procedures. 

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.

TGCA Hatha Yoga, Fall/Winter 2020 – Registration opens Oct. 16.

Hatha Yoga is a mindful, lightly flowing class that builds strength, flexibility and breath work. All levels welcome.

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.

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

Bring a yoga mat and any props that you may need in your practice, and wear something comfortable.

The TGCA has sanitizing and regulations in place as part of our COVID-19 protocols. The yoga space will be sanitized before and after every class, and participants are expected to stay 2 metres apart and wear masks when not actively participating in the class. Please see the terms and conditions of TGCA Leagues and Programs here.

This is a TGCA program, so you’ll get a discount as a member. Please purchase or renew your membership here.

This class is not currently open for drop-in and is open to members and non-members. Members receive a 1/3 off of the price of the program!

The TGCA Hatha Yoga Fall/Winter 2020 runs in 2 8-week sessions, on Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings in the Thorncliffe Room.

Tuesdays, 7 – 8 pm | Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 & Dec. 1, 8, 15

Fridays, 10:30 – 11:30 am | Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 & Dec. 4, 11, 18

Memberships are $15 annually for residents of Thorncliffe & Greenview, and $30 annually for residents of the greater Calgary area.

Each session is $80 for TGCA members, and $120 for non-members.

Sit and Be Fit, Fall/Winter 2020 – Registration now closed

Come and challenge yourself in a gentle and effective way!

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. It’s a great class for those that aren’t as mobile or are looking to get some exercise in a very low-impact environment.

The TGCA has sanitizing and regulations in place as part of our COVID-19 protocols. The class space will be sanitized before and after every class, and participants are expected to stay 2 metres apart and wear masks when not actively participating in the class. Please see the terms and conditions of TGCA Leagues and Programs here

Monday sessions will take place from Sept. 14 through Nov. 23. No class on Oct 12, Thanksgiving Monday. Monday classes are 9:30 am-10:30 am. The Mondays session is $100 for members, and $150 for non-members.

Thursday session will take place from Sept. 17 – Nov. 19. No class on Oct. 22. Thursday classes are 10:30 am-11:30 am. The Thursday session is $90 for members, and $135 for non-members.

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Travis Thibeault teaches the class and is a Certified Pilates Instructor. You can find his site here: www.purepilates.ca

The TGCA Drop-in Pickleball Program has been Discontinued

Our Drop-in Pickleball Program has been discontinued due to current Alberta Health Services restrictions. It will be determined at a future date whether the program will be re-established, likely in Phase 3 of the Alberta Government’s reopening strategy.

Currently, the Calgary Pickleball Club is managing the pickleball court times at the TGCA. If you would like more information regarding their organisation, please visit their site here.

If you’d like to inquire about renting a court to play pickleball, please contact Diana Christie, dchristie@tgcacalgary.com or 403-274-6840 ext. 101.

 

Punch Pass Refunds

Pickleball Punch Passes issued September 2019 – March 2020 will be refunded in cash for the remaining total plus tax. Refunds will be offered October 1, 2020 until November 27, 2020. Players can come into the administration office to receive their refunds in exchange for the passes. Make sure that you get yours and tell your fellow players, as we will not be issuing any after this date.

The TGCA office staff kindly request only one person in the office at one time. Please use the provided sanitiser before exchanging your punch pass. 

The TGCA Racquetball League, Fall/Winter 2020 – Registration now closed

Our racquetball league has been going strong for decades, and will be operating as usual this coming season, but there a few consideration and protocols put in place now. 

This Fall/Winter League must operate within the AHS regulations for “mini-leagues” which mean that there will be no more than 50 players in the league. 

All four courts and the change rooms will be open on league nights to league players. Appropriate sanitizing and cleaning will take place before and after the leagues time slot is up, and no other racquetball will be played during this time. 

The TGCA will expect all league participants to agree to the terms and condition of the league, which can be found at the bottom of this page, as well as in the payment page when paying online. 

The TGCA is strongly encouraging all league players to pay their fees online. Online registration will open later this week. If you aren’t sure how to do this, please send an email to Vanessa, v.gillard@gmail.com and she’ll be happy to help you get the fees squared away. 

The leagues are on Monday and Wednesday every week from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm (depending on how many players sign up (sometimes there is a 4:30 start time). Some players only play Mondays, some only play Wednesdays, but a lot play both nights.

Mondays, 5:15 – 8:45, Sept. 14 – Dec. 21. No league on Thanksgiving Oct. 12

Wednesdays, 5:15 – 8:45, Sept. 9 – Dec. 16. No league on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11

The cost of each league is $110 plus $10 for snacks and prizes on each windup night (for a total of $120). This is a TGCA league, so all league participants must have a valid TGCA membership to participate.

There are three divisions on Mondays (A1 – Advanced, A2 – intermediate & B1 – beginner to intermediate). Wednesday has the same three plus and additional one for elite players called A1 Plus.

There are two leagues per year, one in January and one in Sept. Each league runs for 14 weeks, the last of which is a fun night which we call windup. There is a semi playoff between the top four players in a division, then players five to eight and so on.

Unfortunately, people cannot drop in as all schedules are set. If anyone gets hurt of drops out, there will be replacement players sought.

The leagues are open to both male and female players.

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

If you are new to the league, or for more information, contact league leader, Jerry Kwasnitza, kwasnitj@telus.net.

Registration is now open, and our Fall/Winter Racquetball League will begin on September 09, 2020. Please note that you need a valid TGCA membership to register for this league, and Jerry Kwasnitza, league leader, must be notified if you are new to the league in order to add you to the schedule.

Coupons for league credits from last season have been sent to last season’s players’ emails, and may be put toward the upcoming season’s fees. 

Click to read the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association COVID-19 Protocols and Policy Agreement for Community Leagues and Programs

TGCA Adult Volleyball Leagues – Register in-person with league leader, Sept. 2

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.

There must be at least two of the opposite sex per team, but we are allowing all-girls teams now as well. Half of the team needs to be Thorncliffe Greenview community association members. There is a volunteer requirement that each team volunteers at one bingo shift (link to bingo page).

Fees include 20 nights of volleyball, 2 – 3 weeks of playoffs, a two-day tournament, t-shirt, and a windup dinner, dance, awards trophies, jackets for first and second in your league. Fees are based on the number of teams in each league, 8 teams, 9 teams, 10 teams. Fees are determined when the number of teams has been decided. 

We’re looking for teams! So, please call the number below to register yours. There’s plenty of room for all levels of skill! Registration will take place Sept. 2. If you are interested in putting a team in the league, please call Dianne at 403-295-3469.

Quilting Group at the TGCA – Fall/Winter 2020

As the seasons change, 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.

With the Provincial regulations for COVID-19 in mind, the program is a little bit different now.

For this particular program, the TGCA will be allowing payment for each date in the office -credit or debit only. Quilting group members are required to have an active TGCA membership and register in the program for contact tracing purposes. Registration is free, and is necessary only for tracing purposes.

Become a member here, and register by clicking in the top right corner of this program outline. If you are already a member, please follow the instructions on the My Membership page to login and renew.  

Registration is for the dates October 7 through December 16, and the program is $10 per day. Please note that the centre is closed on Remembrance Day, Weds, Nov. 11. 

This program takes place in the Thorncliffe Room on Wednesdays, 11 am – 3 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 spread your materials and machine on.

The quilting work tables are spaced 2 metres apart and masks will be required, as mandated by the City of Calgary in all public spaces during the pandemic.

There is an iron and ironing board provided by the group leader, Shelley Bennet. Quilters will be required to use the provided sanitizer between uses of this shared equipment. Coffee will still be provided free of charge, but participants are required to sanitize their hands before use. 

Participants can pay with VISA, MasterCard or debit at the office, which is right next to the Thorncliffe room.

See the TGCA Programs and Leagues Terms and Conditions here

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