October 6, 2011: Great Programs in Hintonburg.
Great Programs in Hintonburg.
By Lorrie Marlow.
Kids and dogs rule at the Hintonburg Community Center (HCC)! The recently formed Hintonburg Recreation Association is excited about the fall programming at the HCC.
Many parents approached us about continuing the free Artsy Kids on Saturday mornings so this program returns on October 15. The free breakdance program with B’ Boy “Ben Jammin” kicks off October 5 from 4:30 to 5:15 pm for beginners and 5:15 to 6 pm for advanced. “Ben Jammin” recently performed at the Hintonburg Harvest Festival with lots of interest, so register early.
The free Hip Hop program starts Tuesday October 4 at 5 pm. Kids from these programs perform at local festivals and charity events promoting the importance of after school programs at HCC and raising funds for local charities. These programs are available to local Hintonburg kids and do not require any special clothing or footwear.
Pauline’s Stepdance for kids is leading programs for all ages this fall on Saturdays for a fee. Stepdance is hugely popular and has crossed over in many forms of dance. Pauline’s classes have performed at local festivals and generated lots of interest.
Drama – Intro and Improv for Teens began on September 27 for a fee and take place in the new basement theatre in the HCC. Another cool, free program is the African Drumming starting October 13 with drums provided by the HCC. This program is in partnership with Baobob Tree Roots who perform at charity events throughout the city.
One of the busiest activities at the HCC is Ball Hockey, for ages 6 to 9 years, that began September 21. This program hosts many famous guests and the wind-up party at the end of November is always a good time. This program has a nominal fee of $28.
Volunteers are always needed, HRA encourages everyone to discuss volunteer opportunities with Jennifer Ladoucer at 613-798-8874. Anyone with ideas for the Friday night Youth Night starting October 14 should also call Jennifer. Parents have suggested a gym night for basketball and the HCC is looking for like-minded volunteers. Jennifer is also seeking young inspirational women that would like to inspire young girls in the ‘burg.
For all my dog park friends, I would like to draw attention to the five classes for dogs! The classes are mostly on doggy manners but for geriatric dogs, the HCC offers Pet Massage on Saturday, November 27.
Besides the interesting stuff at HCC, I must promote the great girls at Somerset West Community Health. Megan has a youth drop in on Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Laroche Field House in Mechanicsville. Kim has a preschool program from 9 to 11 am at Laroche Field House, as well. These young, innovative ladies are positive role models and passionate about reaching kids in our community.
The Hintonburg Recreation Association has been conducting a survey at local festival and will soon have a survey online. We want to hear from you, please email us at email@example.com or find us on Facebook.