Township of Woolwich

Woolwich Memorial Centre Recreation Programs



Spring  Registration:- Tuesday March 8  6:30 am In line at the WMC Customer Service Desk or On-Line at

View our printable Spring 2016 Program Descriptions & Schedule


 Register at the Customer Service counter at the WMC or on line at


Preschool, Children & Youth Programs -WMC







NEW Little Sneakers (2-3 &4-5 years):
Toddlers and preschoolers will learn the basic skills for a variety of sports including soccer, basketball, floor hockey and cooperative games. Children will learn how to work as a team in a nono-competitive environment. Parent participation is required for the 2-3 age group.

Apr 9-Jun 4
2-3 yrs

4-5 yrs

No class May 21

Mommy & Me Fitness:
Improve your fitness alongside other new Moms while your child safely watches from their carrier. You will be guided through body conditioning exercises, leaving you feel energized for the day ahead with your bundle of joy! Join us in the warm leisure pool for water time.

Apr 11- Jun 13

No class
May 2,
May 23


Coming Soon! Diaperfit-Parent & Tot Aquafit:
An aquafit class for parents, and splash time for kids! this program is designed for children 6 months-3 years, who have the ability to support their heads. Children will be seated in floatation seats that remain in direct contact with the parent.

Stay tuned for further information regarding dates and fees of this fantastic program. This will be a registered program




KW Symphony Concert (5yrs  and under)
WMC is thrilled to be hosting the KW Symphony-Kinderconcerts Series 2015/2016. Pre-concert activities are free with enrollment! Tickets on sale at the WMC Customer Service Desk or through the Symphony website.
Sat May 7Adult $13
Child  $11

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Active Programs: 



Multi-Sport (6-12 yrs):
This dynamic program will introduce and teach participants skills in a variety of popular sports including basketball, soccer, badminton, pickleball, ball hockey and more! Participants will meet others and gain confidence through individual and team activities.

Apr 9-Jun 4

No class May 21 


Kids' Yoga (7-11 yrs):
This program will ground children and connect them with their inner self to create a more powerful and confident individual. *Parents may participate with child 

Apr 5-May 17


White Heron Martial Arts Karate (7 and up):

Build confidence, physical and mental skills through Karate self-defense classes! Program run and designed by dave Hoover, qulified fourth degree blackbelt in Goju-ryu Karate.
To Register:

Mon & Wed
(ages 7-13)

White belts
(ages 7-13)

Weapns & Sparring

 96 classes

New Member trial:
2months $25/mo
Includes free uniform




Red Cross Babysitter Course  (Ages 11yrs +):
Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies.

Apr 22

Jun 30

Mar 16

Jun 3


Safety on Site, Home Alone Safety for Kids (9-12 yrs):
Is your child ready to stay home alone? The Home Alone Safety for Kids program helps children and their families get ready for their child's first steps towards independence and being without adult supervision.

For program description follow the link below

Jun 3

Apr 22
Jun 30


$50 $7/Lunch Optional

Coming soon! Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds! (Ages 12-14):
Designed for girls aged 12-14 and provides them with the information to make informed choices about healthy, active living and supports them in dealing with the emotional, social and cultural issues they may face. The goal of the program is that participants have a positive body image, high self-esteem, healthy eating habits, be physically active, and able to create and maintain healthy relationships.  A Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

 Stay Tuned for details.

 We are thrilled to bring this program to the Township

NEW! LeaderU Leadership Training (Ages 11-14):
This program introduces youth 11-14 about leadership, and develop leadership potential, helping you to achieve your goals, gain confidence and build self-esteem. Topics will include leadership styles, peer influences, job preparedness, volunteerism and post secondary education.
Participants will apply their skills in community projects.

Mar 24-May 19






Bakers's Dozen (7-12 yrs):
Do you have a sweet tooth? This is the course for you! This indroductory baking course will teach you the basics for how to bake a variety of items including cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and brownies.

Apr 11-May 2


 NEW Little Stampers- Kids Card Classes (7-14yrs):
Create papercraft projects like cards, scarpbooks, figts and more in our Little Stamper's class! Each class will have a different theme, including holidays, teacher appreciation, seasons, birthday and thank you cards. All supplies included in the class fee.

Class Themes: March-Spring Cards 
                      April -Mother's Day project
                      May-Father's Day project
                      Jun-Teacher Thank You


Mar 19
Apr 30
May 28
Jun 18


Lego Builders (5-7 & 8-12 yrs):
Join other LEGO fans for building challenges and weekly themed builds. Bring your creativity, we provide the LEGO. 

Apr 12-Jun 7
5-7 yrs

8-12 yrs


Family Block Builders (All Ages):
Join other families and construct your own Lego and Mega Block creations. Weekly themes and builds will be created using your imagination. Building blocks are provided

Apr 12-Jun 7


Guitar Lessons (6-15yrs):
Learn to play guitar in this beginner class, learning basic techniques and music theory! Please bring paper, pen, pick and a guitar. Rental guitars are available at an additional cost. 

Mar 31-Jun 2

Optional guitar rental $40 

 New Monday Night Drop In (6-12 yrs):
Join us for some unstructured games, crafts and more in the Youth Centre! Stay for a bit, or stay for the whole time, WMC Staff is on hand to supervise. this is a great option for kids whose siblings are on the ice during this time! Maximum 10 children at a time.
NOTE: Parents must be present for pick up and drop off. Cash payment only.

Mar 21-May 16

No Program Mar 28


PD DAYS & Friday Kids Night Out: 



PD Days at the WMC (5-12 yrs):
Join us for a FULL day program that includes swimming, skating, crafts, games and loads of ACTIVITIES! Lunch options include hot dog or grilled cheese, fries or popcorn, water or apple juice.

Supervised drop off: 8-9am; Supervised pick up: 4:30-5pm

Apr 22
Jun 3
Jun 30



Kids' Night Out,( Ages 5-12):
Kids are invited to have a night out, so Mom and Dad can have one too! Kids' Night out includes:
5:30-7pm Craft & Dinner
7-8pm Swim,
8-10pm Movie & popcorn

Apr 15
Apr 29
May 13
May 27
Jun 10
Jun 24

$17/ Child/night

 For further information contact Customer Service 519-669-1647 X 7001 or email

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Teen Learn to Swim (Ages 13-18):
Looking to learn or improve your swimming? Sign up for teen swimming lessons this spring. Levels offered:
Swim Basics 1: Introduction to swimming with focus on front swim.
Swim Basics 2: focueses on developing fron and back crawl, establishing comfort in deep water, and increasing swimming distances.
Mar 22-May 31



Teen Yoga (Ages 12-16):
Introduces young adults to the concepts of yoga. this program will connect them with their inner self to create a more powerful and confident individual.
Apr 5-May 17
NEW Youth Fitness Membership Preparatory Program (Ages 14-18):
The program covers the fundamentals of fitness training and safety in order to prepare candidates for futness centre usage. Individuals who successfully complete this program will qualify to purchase any of our fitness memberships and may use the centre.
Mar 23

NEW Duke of Edinburgh Support-Bronze Level (Ages 14-24):

This program will support youth 14-24 as they register and begin achieving the requirements for the duke of Edinburgh Bronze Level Award.

This internationally recognized Award is a process of personal and social development, challenging youth to try new things and work at activities they are passionate about. The Award looks great on post-secondary applications, scholarships, resumes and CVs.

The Award Leader will help participants plan their Award coompletion in each of the 4 sections (Service, Skills, Physical Recreation adn Adventurous Journey), and to research and develop the skills necessary to be successul in the program. Please note: the Bronze level of the Award takes a minimum of 6 months to complete, and this will not be done in one session of the program. The Award completion can be continued through support or on you own.

For more information on the Duke of Edinburgh Award, please visit:

Mar 24-May 19
Includes Duke of Edinburgh registration.

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES! Woolwich Memorial Centre

Celebrate your birthday with us!
Please note-Participants must provide a minimum of 1 Adult Supervisor for all parties.
Days & times subject to availability. Contact by email with inquiries to book a birthday party at the WMC!

New Little Stampers Party Ages 6+:

Join us to make beautiful papercrafts, and for 1 hour of a Party Room Rental! Options include Paper Bag Scrapbook, Decorated Journal, 8"x10" Framed Paper Art, or 3 cards. Examples/samples are available at the WMC Customer Service Desk.
Additional adult support recommeded for the crafting
Contact for availability$20/child
Min 5
Mac 15 children
CHILLIN' Zone Party, Ages 8+:
Woolwich Community Services is throwing open the doors of the YOUTH CENTRE to host the coolest parties of the year!
Enjoy 2 hours of unlimited use of Wii, X-Box, Rock Band, Pool and Air Hockey.  Your party host will help with all game setup and play.
Participants must provide a minimum of 1 adult supervisor.


$170 up to
10 children
Splash Bash Pool Parties:
Enjoy 1 hour of exclusive use of the pool and one hour of a Party Room rental for up to 50 people! Based on pool and room availability.
Note: All Splash Bash Pool Parties must adhere to our Swim admission Policy, available at:
Participants must provide a minimum of 1 adult supervisor.  




Full Pool $251.72

Leisure Pool only $151.24


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 Adult Registered Recreation Programs- Woolwich Memorial Centre





Body, Mind, and Movement (55+):

An exercise program for your brain! This is a fitness class for your brain with exercises designed to stimulate and engage both your brain hemispheres using music, dance, games and laughter. A light-hearted, feel-good workout that is good for your body as it is for your brain!

Apr 1-Jun 24

$8 drop-in
$4 for Senior's Centre Members

NEW Bone Fit/Osteoporosis (55+):
A safe exercise program, aimed at helping you stay healthy and reduce the risk of fractures!

Feb 22-Jun 27

$8 drop-in
$4 for Senior's Centre Members

Adult Fitness & Triathlon Swimming:
A program for individuals seeking a gym alternative for fitness through swim training. The program is designed to enhance competitive swimming abilities, stroke techniques and personal fitness. Workouts will range from high intensity interval training to endurance training. Coaches create workouts that will help meet swimmers' individual and collective needs. Some swimming ability and knowledge of how to swim a workout, including pace times, is recommended.

Tue & Thurs
Mar 22-Jun 18


No class
Apr 2
May 21
Jun 11

Full session

24 passes

12 passes

Adult Tap Class (Beginner/Intermediate):

Are you ready to get out your dancing shoes? Join Dee-enna to experience and learn tap dancing with a modern and contemporary twist! You won't be disappointed as you get in your workout while having fun!

Apr 7-May 26

Tai Chi:
Meditate in motion through slow, graceful, flowing postures and breathing exercises. Reduce stress and enhance strength and coordination. Leave feeling peaceful, relaxed and energized!




$8 drop in rate
$4 for Senior's Centre Members

Adult Badminton:
Park Manor School Double Gym. Recreational Badminton coordinated by Joanne V. Session length may vary based on school availability.

Jan 4-Mar 7


Adult Co-ed Volleyball:
Elmira District Secondary School (EDSS) Single Gym
Recreational Volleyball coordinated by Eric & Barb G. All abilities welcome!
Session length may vary based on school availability.

Jan 5-Apr 26


$8 drop-in




NEW DSLR Photography Course:
This DSLR class is designed for beginners who want to learn and understand their camera. this class will cover understanding camera controls, exposure, shutter speed, depth of field, ISO, and priority modes.
You will gain a whole new appreciation for your camera and see its potential. Join Brandon Haase from On The Edge Photography as he takes you through each camera lens.  

May 11-Jun 8 


 NEW FREE How to Decide which DSLR Camera is for You! Workshop:
How do you decide which DSLR camera to buy?There is an increasing array of them on the market and several factors to consider. Join photographer Brandon Haase from On the Edge Photography as he takes you through each camera lens.

Apr 20 

 FREE Must Register in advance

 NEW Guitar Lessons:
Learn to play guitar in this beginner class, learning basic techniques and music theory! Please bring paper, pen, pick and a guitar. Rental guitars are available at an additional cost.

Mar 31-Jun 2


Optional guitar rental $40.

NEW Quick & Simple Card Classes:
Create beautiful, handmade cards in this monthly workshop series! In each class, you will create 4 cards based on different themes, including holidays, season, birthday and thank you cards. Save yourself a trip to the store to buy a card the next time you head to a get together!
Class Themes:

April- Spoecial Occasions (Wedding, New Baby, Graduation & Congratulations)
May- Butterfly Cards (all cards will be adorned with stamped, punched or embossed butterflies)
June-Men's cards-making cards for the men in your life.



April 14
May 12
Jun 9 


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Aquatic Supervisor Training:
AST provides condidates with a certification opportunity that prepares them for the responsibilities associated with being aquatic supervisors, head lifeguards or pool managers.

Rerequisites: Current Lifesaving Instructor or current NLS.  Candidates must bring a letter from their employer confirming that they have complet4ed a minimum of 100 hours of lifeguarding or instructing.

Mar 20


Non Resident

Bronze Star:
Excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Includes a timed 400m swim.
Mar 22-May 31




Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid:
Teaches an understanding of the lifesaving priniciples embodied in the 4 components of water-rescue education-judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defense methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500m timed swim.

Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current).
Required reference material: Canadian Lifesaving Manual

Apr 9-Jun 4

No Class
May 21



Manual: $40

Bronze Cross: 
Designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. Includes a timed 600m swim.

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Adi certifications (need not be current)

Apr 9-Jun 4

No Class May 21



FAST TRACK: Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Emergency First Aid & LSS Assistant Instructor:
This combined course includes the criteria and assessment for Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Emergency First Aid and the Lifesaving Society Assistant Instructor course.
Be "Deck Ready" to be hired as an Assistant Instructor!

Prerequisite: 14 years of age

Tue & Thurs
Mar 22-Jun 23



Manuals: $47

National Lifeguard:
National Lifeguard is Canada's only nationally recognized lifeguard certification program. It is the only lifeguard certificate recognized by the province of Ontario for lifeguarding public swimming pools. The National Lifeguard Pool Certification builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge, and values taught in the NLS Core content to train lifeguards in safety supervision and rescue in a pool environment.

Prerequisites:Minimum 16 years of age. Bronze Cross certification and Standard First Aid certification (need not be current) from one of: Lifesaving Society, St. John Ambulance, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Ski Patrol.  100% attendance and active participation are mandatory!

May 15-Jun 19

No class May 22



National Lifeguard Recertification: 
The National Lifeguard recertification is your opportunity to demonstrate your skills and recertify your award. Your are responsible for reviewing the required content and skills and preparing yourself for the exam. Your exam is based on the National Lifeguard Award curriculum.

You must bring as proof your NLS permanent card.

May 29

Standard First Aid & CPR C;
Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. Standard First Aid incorporates all of Emergency First Aid and is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of first aid including: legal implications of first aid treament, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, chest injuries, and medical emergencies. Includes CPR-C certification.

Prerequisites: Ages 12+

Apr 30-May 1

Jun 18-19

Apr 10&17


Standard First Aid & CPR C Recertification:
This recertification acts as a refresher, incorporating all of Emergency First Aid and is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of first aid including: legal implications of first aid treatment, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, chest injuries, and medical emergencies. Includes CPR-C certification.

Thie first aid program is not restricted to aquatic candidates. You can use the Lifesaving Society's first aid awards to train non-aquatic staff (camp, playground, maintenance, etc.) and the general public.

Prerequisite: LSS Standard full course (not recertification) First Aid & CPR C within the last 3 years. No exceptions.


Jun 11


LSS Swim for Life Instructor:
The Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor course prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program. Candidates acquire proven teaching methods, planning skills, and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques.

Prerequisites:16 years of age by the end of the course; Bronze Cross or NLS certification (need not be current)

 Apr 8-10
Fri: 6-10pm
Sat &Sun



LSS Lifesaving Instructor:
The Lifesaving Instructor course prepares individuals to organize, plan, teach and evaluate lifesaving and first aid skills, and resuscitation techniques in the Society's lifesaving (Bronze Star, Medallion & Cross, Canadian Swim Patrol, Lifesaving Fitness and Distinction) and first aid awards. Because the Society's first aid courses are recognized by Ontario's Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB), the Society complies with WSIB's request that only "first aid instructors" teach WSIB approved courses.

Prerequisites: 16 years of age by the end of the course: Bronze Cross or NLS certification (need not be current)

 Apr 15-17
Fri: 6-10pm
Sat & Sun: 9am-6pm



LSS Swim for Life Update Clinic:
The Swim Instructor Update Clinic teaches instructors of other agencies' learn-to-swim programs how to deliver Swim for Life. Clinics are usually organized with the Affiliate prior to launch of the Swim for Life program. However, the Clinic can be offered to convert staff at a later time.

Prerequisite: Other agencies' Instructor qualifications must be current.

Apr 7


Examiner Standards Clinic:
The Examiner Standards Clinic focuses on the evaluation of the Bronze medal awards and Emergency First Aid.

Required Reference Materials: Canadian Lifesaving Manual, Award Guides

Prerequisite: 16 years of age

Apr 24

LSS Standard First Aid Instructor & Advanced Instructor:
The Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid Instructor course prepares candidates to teach first aid courses up to, and including Standard First Aid and CPR-C. This course includes the LSS Advanced Instructor Certification.

Prerequisites: Standard First Aid, Lifesaving Instructor

Required Reference Material: First Aid Award Guide, Canadian First Aid Manual and First Aid Instructor Resource CD

Apr 22-23
Fri 5-10pm
Sat 9am-6pm




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PAL Cards Available

 Application forms for Personal Attendant for Leisure Cards, also called PAL Cards, are available at the Woolwich Memorial Centre and at the main reception counter of the Township Administration Office at 24 Church Street West, Elmira.  The PAL card allows persons with a disability to be assisted by an attendant at the pool and in recreational programs.  Only the cardholder pays regular admission costs, the attendant is not charged admission. Contact the Accessibility Co-ordinator at 519-669-6005 for more information.

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