Youth 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 beyond.

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.

The programs at the TGCA have been cancelled until further notice.

The TGCA Playgroup

Join in the fun, twice a week!

Enjoy the company of your neighbours and making new friends on Saturdays and Wednesdays at the TGCA Playgroup! The community association will provide some snacks, juice, and coffee for the grownups. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and refreshments, as well!

This playgroup is intended for children 1 – 5, so we’ve only provided the appropriate equipment and toys for them, but parents can feel free to bring all the kids to join in the fun.

This program is $2 per person, in order that the TGCA might cover some of our costs.

What you can look forward to:

  • Snacks and juice boxes for the wee ones-cookies and fruit cups
  • Coffee and seating for parents (wink)
  • Interactive larger toys like a slide, tumbling mats, a small basketball hoop, Frozen beanbag toss
  • Colouring pages and crayons, sculpting clay
  • Little tables and chairs for wee ones
  • Games like: Twister, Hyper Dash, puzzles
  • Fitness equipment: jump ropes, scoops and balls, bouncing ride balls, various sport balls
  • And more!

This is an unsupervised program intended to be a safe, fun place for the community to gather, and all parents are required to be present at all times. Both playgroups take place in the Multi-purpose room on the mid-level of the community centre.

The playgroup is every Saturday at 2 – 4 pm & Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30 am.

Saturday playgroup: please check in and pay your $2 per person at The 56 restaurant. Please pay with cash.

Wednesday playgroup: please check in at the office and pay your $2 per person, we can direct you from there. Please pay with cash.

These rooms have dedicated washrooms, so no running across the centre for emergencies! Phew!

Open Gym Night at the TGCA

Come down to the TGCA gymnasium and play with your pals or meet some new ones!

There’s equipment for badminton, volleyball, basketball, soccer, pickleball, and just about anything else you can think of!

Sorry, no floor hockey, skateboarding, rollerblading or scooting. Wear only non-marking shoes. Please have parents pick you up promptly at 8:30 pm.

The cost of the program is a Loonie for members, and a Toonie for non-members.

Children 6 years old and younger are to be with an adult at all times during the program.

This program is volunteer led, and we appreciate any and all help that parents and kids can offer in cleaning up at the end of the evening.

Wednesdays in the gym, 7 – 8:30 pm, September though April.

2020 TGCA Youth Spring Shinny Program

This non-competitive spring program is a fun alternative to the regular winter season. No previous hockey experience is necessary. Each session will involve a short warm up, and a scrimmage (No Instruction will be given other than working with the Timbit/Novice aged players on the offside rule) all occurring in a non-competitive environment. Participants will be split into offensive and defensive lines on ice based upon ability levels. Participants should be comfortable skating forwards, backwards as well as turning and stopping. Both girls and boys are welcome.

Program information

This program is always in particular need of goalies! 

Full equipment is mandatory: helmet with a full cage, mouth guard, neck pad, shoulder pads, elbow pads, shin pads, hockey pants, gloves, jersey, socks, pelvic protection, hockey stick and skates.

The age categories for this program are as follows;

Timbits Age – 5 & 6 Years old (Goalies Rotate)

Novice Age – 7 & 8 Years old (Goalies Rotate)

Atom Age – 9 & 10 Years old

Pee-Wee Age – 11 & 12 Years old

Bantam Age – 13 & 14 Years old. (Non-Contact)

Midget Age – 15, 16 and 17 Years old. (Non-Contact)

For example, if your child played in the novice age category this past winter season he/she will register and play in the novice age category during this program. There are only 30 spots available in each division.

Sundays Beginning April 19 – June 21, 2020 (No Ice times May 17, 2020)

Timbit ice times: 9:00 – 10:00 am (Rotating Goalies)

Novice ice times: 10:15 – 11:15 am (Rotating Goalies)

Atom ice times: 11:30 – 12:30 pm (Fixed Goalies)

Pee-Wee ice times: 12:45 – 1:45 pm (Fixed Goalies)

Bantam ice times: 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Fixed Goalies)

Midget ice times: 3:15 – 4:15 pm (Fixed Goalies)

The fee for our 9 session program is $110.00 (or two bingo shifts)

Fee Assistance Opportunity Save $55.00 or $110.00

This season we are offering the registrants the opportunity to work bingo shift at our community association bingo events held on Sundays and Tuesdays at 4:30 pm. If you sign up for a volunteer bingo your fees will be reduced by $55.00/event worked.

As a requirement for fee assistance, you must submit a postdated cheque for $200 to the TGCA office, at which time your child will be registered. Spots will not be held in advance and you must bring the cheque for each shift to register your child for the fee assistance program.

If you fail to fulfill your commitment, your cheque will be cashed. (Bingo commitment must be completed by June 21, 2020)

Register for Calgary North West Ringette

If you are a resident of Thorncliffe or Greenview and you would like to register your child with Calgary North West Ringette, registrants must register with both NW Ringette and the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association.

The TGCA is able to charge far lower fees for registration based on the parent or someone in your family working at our community bingo nights. Please see the Fee Assistance Initiative information page here for more information. These bingo shifts allow parents to offset some of the burden of registration fees, while giving the community association help with one of the most imperative fundraising to keep our facilities maintained.

Please see the below table to determine which age level your child is.

Please note that working the shifts is not a requirement, but strongly encouraged by the TGCA. If you’re not interested, please request the full amount for registration via the below TGCA contact when registering.

If you would like to register your child for Ringette, please contact Diana, dchristie@tgcacalgary.com, and ensure that you know which age level you would like to register for.

We take Mastercard and Visa over the phone, but if you’d like to pay with cash or cheque, please specify this in your email.

Fun Kids’ Club Before and After School Care

“Connecting Reliable Care for Our Future Generations In Our Community.”

This program is held in the Greenview Room, Monday through Friday, 6 am – 6:30 pm, and is lots of fun, naturally, because it’s run by the Fun Kids’ Club, Calgary!

Here are the types of activities that your child can look forward to: Sensory/art including drama, music, dance and visual arts; science and cognitive/manipulative; construction and block design; opportunities for school-age children to work on their homework; rest time for children who require it, based on their developmental needs and much more!

Primarily accepting children ages 6 – 12, these are the schools that the program serves:

  • Thorncliffe Elementary School
  • Corpus Christi School
  • Colonel Sanders Elementary School
  • Catherine Nichols Gunn School
  • King George School
  • Collingwood School
  • Foundations for Future Charter Academy
  • Cambrian Heights Elementary School
  • St. Margaret School
  • Alex Munro Elementary School
  • Pacekids Programs

The Fun Kids’ Club are currently accepting registrations for:

  • Summer Camp 2020
  • Before & After School Care for September 2020/2021 School Year

Subsidies are Available!

For more information, please visit www.kidsclubcalgary.ca, 587-393-7635.

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