TGCA Youth 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 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, email@example.com.
Open Gym Night 2021 – Program postponed
Gym Night will be considered for program viability near the end of Oct. 2021. Please check back then.
Bring the kids to the TGCA for Open Gym Night every Wednesday!
We’ve got lots of equipment to play with, tons of space in the gym and plenty of kids to play with too! This program is a great opportunity for the kids to blow off some steam in a supervised environment, and parents can use our facilities, do errands, enjoy our wing night in The 56 or just take some much deserved me-time.
We’ve got lots of balls, tumbling matts, nets for basketball and soccer, racquets, fun kids’ games, and much more available for use. You’re welcome to bring your own toys and equipment, however, no floor hockey, scooters or roller blades, please.
Open Gym Night is now registration only and all children attending must be registered. We are now selling passes online for gym night for each child participant. Passes are valid from September until December 2021.
Dates, time and fees:
Time: 7 – 8:30 pm, every Wednesday night in the TGCA Main Hall gym
Dates: Sept. 29 – Dec. 15, 2021. Please note: No Open Gym Night on Dec. 1
Fees: Open Gym Night Sept. – Dec. 2021 passes per child:
Non-members: $22 + GST per child until the end of the year
Members: 20% off – $17.60 + GST per child until the end of the year
To register and pay for your pass, please click on the registration button and register each child in your family who will be attending. To receive your member discount, make sure you’re logged into your membership account when paying your fees.
The TGCA takes Visa, Mastercard and Interac Online (TD and Royal Bank) for online payments.
The Open Gym Night pass is for all dates listed and passes will not be discounted based on when your child is registered.
Children under 6 years old are required to have a parent or sibling in attendance at Open Gym Night.
Please sanitize your child’s hands and check in with our volunteer upon arrival. Masks are to be worn by all visitors to the centre when not actively engaged in an activity.
All registered participants will appear on the list and be admitted. Those who do not appear on the list, will need to get registered and will not be admitted. The registration for this program is a COVID-19 precaution and will allow the TGCA to contact parents, should we be notified of a COVID case by AHS.
Children are to behave appropriately. Parents will be called and asked to pick up their child if there are any incidents of bullying or aggression. You may be asked to remain at Open Gym Night to supervise your child if there are multiple incidents.
All children are to be picked up at 8:30 sharp. Please encourage your child to help clean up the gym after gym night. Our volunteer will really appreciate kids’ and parents’ help.
Program cancellation due to COVID regulations: the TGCA follows all restrictions recommended by both the civic and the provincial governments. If new regulations are announced that force the cancelation of Open Gym Night, and the amount of time remaining in the program warrants it, the TGCA will issue credits for the next scheduled Open Gym Night program term.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.