Programs

TGCA Adult 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 needs of residents of Thorncliffe and Greenview. 

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.

Please see the current terms and conditions of your league play or program participation here

All visitors to the TGCA must have the QR record of COVID-19 vaccination, a medical exemption note or a privately-paid, negative, lab-accredited COVID-19 test taken with in the 72 hours to enter the facility as of Nov. 15, 2021. Please note: the TGCA will not accept completed self-test or rapid test as they pose a risk to our staff.

Strong Nation, Winter/Spring 2022 sessions – cancelled due to low registration

Stop counting reps, start training to the beat at this Zumba-style class!

FREE TRIAL CLASS, Jan. 13

Previously called as Strong by Zumba, STRONG Nation™ combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more.

In each class you’ll burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs and glutes. Plyometric or explosive moves like high knees, burpees, and jumping jacks are interchanged with isometric moves like lunges, squats, and kickboxing. STRONG Nation™ instructors change up the music and moves frequently to make sure you’re always challenged to the max, while appreciating each participant’s skill level.

Instructor: Armela Duna is a certified instructor that’s been working in the field for many years. She has certification from Canfitpro, AFCLA as well as Zumba and Kickboxing. She’s excited to motivate and activate Thorncliffe Greenview participants to feel good and reach their goals!

Become a member of the TGCA and pay $10 per class instead of $15. Memberships are only $15 and include everyone in your household. Make sure you’re logged into your membership account to get your discount. Account overview here.

 

TGCA class viability is registration dependent, so go ahead and register today!

Register for the FREE TRIAL class on Jan. 13, 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Thorncliffe Room. Registration required to participate.

 

Dates, times and fees:

This class is in the Thorncliffe Room on Thursdays at 6:30 – 7:30 pm. The Thorncliffe Room is in the main lobby beside the office.

Winter 2022 sessions:

STRONG Nation session one, 6 classes: Jan. 20 – Feb. 24

Session one is $60 for members and $90 for non-members.

STRONG Nation session two, 7 classes: Mar. 3 – Apr. 14

Session two is $70 for members and $105 for non-members.

STRONG Nation session three, 6 classes: Apr. 21 – May 26

Session three is $60 for members and $90 for non-members.

Drop-in: this class open to drop-ins. $10 for members and $15 for non-members. No drop-in for the free trial class, please register on this page the trial class. 

What you’ll need: Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle and a towel. This is high energy class so wear appropriate clothes and footwear.

Vaccination requirements: The TGCA is a participant in the Alberta REP program and requires all participants in programs and leagues to meet current vaccination standards. As such, all registrants must have a current Alberta vaccination QR record or a medical exemption note or a lab-accredited, negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours. Records will be verified by the instructor.  

TGCA Hatha Yoga Winter/Spring 2022 sessions - registration for session 1 now closed. Drop in at any class!

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 

2022 program information: 

Location: Both classes are in the Thorncliffe Room, which is right beside the admin office in the main lobby. 

Pricing: classes are $10 each for members and $15 for non-members. 

Tuesday evenings:  7 – 8 pm in the Thorncliffe Room

Session one: Jan 11 – Feb 22, 7 classes

Session two: Mar. 1 – April 5, 6 classes

Session three: April 12 – May 24, 7 classes

Friday mornings:  10:30 – 11:30 am in the Thorncliffe Room | No class on April 15

Session one: Jan. 14 – Feb. 25, 7 classes

Session two: Mar. 4 – April 8, 6 classes – no class on April 15

Session three: April 22 – May 27, 6 classes

Memberships are $15 annually for residents of Thorncliffe & Greenview, and now $15 annually for residents of the greater Calgary area, as well. This is a TGCA program, so you’ll get a 1/3 discount as a member. Please purchase or renew your membership here

What you’ll need: bring a yoga mat and any props that you may need in your practice and wear something comfortable. 

This class is open for drop-in. Drop in is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Luann, the instructor, will take cash only.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration and payment, please contact Vanessa, v.gillard@tgcacalgary.com.

To pay online, if you are a member, please sign into your account and then return to this page. More info on signing into your account here. Click on the button that you’d like-either for members or non-members-and choose the classes you’d like. When you are happy with what’s in your cart, click checkout. This will bring you to the payment page. 

Please see the terms and conditions of TGCA Leagues and Programs here. 

Vaccination requirements: The TGCA is a participant in the Alberta REP program and requires all participants in programs and leagues to meet current vaccination standards. As such, all registrants must have a current Alberta vaccination QR record or a medical exemption note or a lab-accredited, negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours. Records will be verified by the instructor.  

Sit & Be Fit Winter/Spring Sessions 2022, registration for session 1 is now closed. Drop-in available at every class.

Come and challenge yourself in a gentle and effective way at this low intensity, highly effective fitness class! 

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

 

Program info:

Monday sessions, 10:30 am-11:30 am in the Thorncliffe Room – no class on Feb. 21, Mar. 28 & May 23

Session one: Jan. 10 – Mar. 25 – no class Feb. 21

Break – Mar. 28 – no class

Session two: Apr. 4 – June 13 – No class on May 23

Thursday sessions, 10:30 am-11:30 am in the Thorncliffe Room – no class on Mar. 24 & 31

Session one: Jan. 13 – Mar. 17

Break – Mar. 24, 31 – no class

Session two: Apr. 7 – June 9

Pricing: all sessions are 10 classes | $100 for members & $150 for non-members per session. 

Where? This class takes place in the Thorncliffe Room-beside the office across from the main hall. The room has access for those with disabilities via the ramp and sliding doors at the main entrance. 

Attire: Participants should wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes for a fitness activity.  

Drop-in: This class is open for drop-in. Please come to the office to pay your drop in fee. Drop-in fee is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

To pay online, if you are a member, please sign into your account and then return to this page. More info on signing into your account here. Click on the button that you’d like-either for members or non-members-and choose the classes you’d like. When you are happy with what’s in your cart, click checkout. This will bring you to the payment page. You can pay online with Visa, Mastercard or Interac Online (TD or Royal Bank).

Become a member at the TGCA and save! Annual memberships are only $15 for residents and non-residents of Thorncliffe Greenview.  

Already a member? Find your membership account here

The TGCA would like to encourage our members and participants to register and pay for this class online, however if you’d like to make other arrangements, please contact Vanessa, v.gillard@tgcacalgary.com or call 403-274-6840. 

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

Please see the terms and conditions of TGCA Leagues and Programs here

Vaccination requirements: The TGCA is a participant in the Alberta REP program and requires all participants in programs and leagues to meet current vaccination standards. As such, all registrants must have a current Alberta vaccination QR record or a medical exemption note or a lab-accredited, negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours. Records will be verified by the instructor.  

TGCA Drop-in Pickleball | No upcoming dates

The TGCA will not be offering drop-in pickleball in our main hall gymnasium in due to lack of facility availability. 

 

If you would like notifications about any pickleball related updates from the TGCA, please sign up here

The TGCA Racquetball League Winter 2022 – registration closed

Our racquetball league has been going strong for decades, and there’s always room for more players! This is a mixed league and open to any level of skill. Tell your friends and get in the game! Our league includes divisions that are more competitive, as well as ones that are more casual. All players are a fun bunch and often enjoy some refreshments in our restaurant after their games. Sound great, right?

Fall/Winter 2021 windup nights are Dec. 8 and Dec. 20. The league players can look forward to some neat swag and refreshments on the TGCA.

Days & Times:

The leagues are on Monday and Wednesday every week between 5 – 9 pm. Some players only play Mondays, some only play Wednesdays, but a lot play both nights.

Leagues:

Mondays, 5:15 – 9 pm, Jan. 3 – Apr. 11 windup. No league on Feb. 21.

Wednesdays, 5:15 – 9 pm, Jan. 5 – Apr. 6 windup.

Registration & Fees:

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. League fees are a great deal for those who play often, so sign up today!

First, make sure you’re logged into your membership account. To pay and register for the day you’d like, click the Monday and/or the Wednesday buttons, add it to your cart and checkout. To register for both, you must add both to your cart. You can pay with Visa or Mastercard online. If you’re having trouble adding divisions to your cart, make sure you are logged in and have a valid TGCA membership. If you’d like to pay with debit or cash, please visit the TGCA office to register.

Players will only be added to the schedule upon successful payment of fees and league schedules will be created when all registrations are received by the league leader.

League Structure:

The 2022 League divisions are being simplified this season and are as follows:

2021 Divisions

2022 Division

A1-Plus

A – Elite

A1-Advanced

B – Advanced

A2-Intermediate

C – Intermediate 

B1-Beginner

D – Beginner

All divisions play on both Mondays and Wednesdays.

There are two leagues per year, one in January and one in September. Each league runs for 14 weeks, the last of which is a fun night which is called “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. You may make up a missed game by contacting TGCA at 403-274-5574. Please inform them this is a make-up game, the name of both players, and the date/time you wish to play. There is no cost for a make-up game, but please limit your play to 45 minutes. TGCA has the right to deny make-up games if courts are being used for other activities.

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 staff.

More info:

League leader: If you are new to the league or for more information, contact league leader, Tyler Donaldson, tylerdonaldson@gmail.com.

Membership: Please note that you need a valid TGCA membership to register for this league. Visit the membership page for more info on becoming a members and the membership overview page for managing your existing membership account.  

Courts and changerooms: All four courts and the change rooms will be open on league nights to league players. Light soled, indoor shoes on the courts only please. Please leave your locker open when you’re finished with it and bring your own lock for your belongings. The TGCA is not responsible for any lost or stolen contents out of lockers or bags left outside the courts. Appropriate sanitizing and cleaning will take place before and after the leagues time slot is over.

Terms & conditions: The TGCA will expect all league participants to agree to the terms and condition of the league, which can be found on this page as well as in the checkout page when paying online. 

The TGCA is asking all league players to pay their fees online. If you aren’t sure how to do this, please send an email to Vanessa, v.gillard@tgcacalgary.com and she’ll be happy to help you get your fees squared away. 

COVID-19 info and expectations:

The TGCA is a participant in the Alberta REP program and requires all participants in programs and leagues to meet current vaccination standards. As such, all new registrants in the racquetball league must come to the TGCA office and have their documents verified. To make arrangements, please call 403-274-6840 or email Vanessa, v.gillard@tgcacalgary.com. Unfortunately, due to the structure of the league, we can’t accept those who would opt to submit a lab-accredit, negative COVID-19 test at each league night.

If you aren’t feeling well on your designated league night and are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please do not enter the TGCA premises and contact the league leader, Tyler Donaldson, to have your games rescheduled.

Click to read the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association Racquetball League Terms and Conditions

TGCA Adult Volleyball Leagues 2021/2022 – registration closed

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.

Dates:

Monday night intermediate league:  Sept. 13 – Dec. 6 | holiday break in December | Jan. 3 – Mar. 21 | no league on Sept. 20 & Oct. 11

Wednesday night recreational league: Sept. 15 – Dec. 1 | holiday break in December | Jan. 5 – Mar. 23 | no league on Sept. 22

Thursday night competitive league: Sept. 23 – Dec. 9 | holiday break in December | Jan. 6 – Mar. 24 | no league on Oct. 21

Tournament: Friday Jan. 7, 6:30 pm & Saturday Jan. 8 

Windup: Saturday, Mar. 26 5:30 pm

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 bingo shift requirement that each team volunteers at one bingo shift (link to bingo page).

Fees to be determined upon completed registration of teams-opportunities for subsidized fees available through the TGCA fee assistance initiative. Please call the provided number of league leader below for more info. 

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. 

If you have questions about the league, please call Dianne at 403-295-3469

Vaccination requirements: The TGCA is a participant in the Alberta REP program and requires all participants in programs and leagues to meet current vaccination standards. As such, all registrants must have a current Alberta vaccination QR record or a medical exemption note or a lab-accredited, negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours. Records will be verified by the instructor.  

Quilting Group at the TGCA Winter/Spring 2022 

Quilting group dates/times: Jan. 12 – May 11, Wednesdays, 11 am – 3 pm in the Thorncliffe Room.  

The fee is $10 + GST per day. 

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.

This is a TGCA members’ program, which requires a membership to participate. If you have any questions, you can call Vanessa, 403-274-6840 or email v.gillard@tgcacalgary.com.

Become a member here. If you are already a member, please follow the instructions on the membership overview page to login and renew. 

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 though masks are not currently required, this is subject to change pending any announcements by our civic or provincial governments.  

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 is provided free of charge, but participants are required to sanitize their hands before use. 

Participants can pay with cash, 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

Vaccination requirements:The TGCA is a participant in the Alberta REP program and requires all participants in programs and leagues to meet current vaccination standards. As such, all registrants must have a current Alberta vaccination QR record or a medical exemption note or a lab-accredited, negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours. Records will be verified in the office.