Programs

TGCA Adult Programs

Please see the below notices for our programs regarding April 7, 2021 announcement of new regulations on fitness classes from the Alberta Govt.

Winter/Spring 2021 Hatha Yoga and Sit & Be Fit programs are cancelled. The remaining TGCA programs and leagues remain under restrictions mandated by the Alberta government. Refunds are forthcoming.

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.

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

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

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, Winter/Spring 2021 Sessions – cancelled due to restrictions announced April 7, 2021

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 3 metres apart and wear masks when not actively participating in the class. Please see the terms and conditions of TGCA Leagues and Programs here. 

Hatha Yoga Winter/Spring 2021 runs in 2 10-class sessions, on Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings in the Thorncliffe Room, which is across from the main hall.  

Tuesdays, 7 – 8 pm | March 16 through May 18 

Fridays, 10:30 – 11:30 am | March 19 through May 28 (NO CLASS ON GOOD FRIDAY, April 2) 

Each 10-class session is $100 for TGCA members, and $150 for non-members. 

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. 

This class is not currently open for drop-in but is open to members and non-members. All participants must be registered to participate and the TGCA is encouraging online registration. 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. If you have a coupon code, please make sure you enter it on this page and then enter your payment information.

Sit and Be Fit, Winter/Spring 2021 Sessions – cancelled due to restrictions announced April 7, 2021

Come and challenge yourself in a gentle and effective way at this low intensity, highly enjoyable 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. 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 3 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, 9:30 am-10:30 am. | March 15 through May 17  

Monday session – $100 +GST for members, $150 +GST for non-members 

Thursday session, 10:30 am-11:30 am | March 18 through May 20  

Thursday session – $100 +GST for members, $150 +GST for non-members 

This class takes place in the Thorncliffe Room-beside the office across from the main hall. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes for a fitness activity 

This class is not open for drop-in and all participants must be registered to take part.  Pay online to register. 

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. If you have a coupon code, please make sure you enter it on this page and then enter your payment information.

Become a member at the TGCA and save! Memberships are only $15 for residents and non-residents or 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. 

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.

Please note: as per AHS’s guidance, Nov. 12 2020, the Fall/Winter 2020 racquetball league will be cancelled until 2021. The TGCA will offer credits toward the next sessions in 2021. If you have any concerns, please contact Vanessa, v.gillard@tgcacalgary.com

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

Please note: as per AHS’s guidance, Nov. 12 2020, the volleyball league will be cancelled until 2021. If you have any concerns, please contact Dianne at 403-295-3469.

TGCA Adult Volleyball Leagues 

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, Winter/Spring 2021 – Pending AHS recommendations, the TGCA will be annoucning new dates for the quilting group.

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 free and used for contact tracing only.

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