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Cooking Classes

 

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

5:00 pm Start Time 6:00 pm Dinner Served

 

September 24                    Back to School Meals

October 15                         Preserving Our Garden’s Bounty

November 19                    Exploring New Ideas

December 17                     Getting Ready for Christmas

January 21                          Great Dishes for Leftovers

February 18                        Healthy Hearts & Chocolate

March 18                            Healthy Snack Foods

April 15                               Recipes That Bring the World to You

 

 

Let Us Help You Answer The Question “What’s for Dinner?”

Join us in the newly renovated Community Center Kitchen, once a month through the

Fall and Winter for a series of Cooking Classes. Learn new skills while enjoying food,

fun and friendship! Join a series of guest chefs from your community!

 

• prepare multiple meals quickly, efficiently and on a budget

• prepare the contents of your Good Food Box/ CSA box

• make use of everything your garden produces

• preserve produce in season

• enjoy the diverse locally grown bounty of the

 

Classes Include: Instruction, Demonstration, Participation, and Celebration!

....and conclude with enjoying a meal together. Class size is limited - register early

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$15 for class participants

$5 for additional family members who wish to join us for the meal.  Partnership with the Golden Town Outreach.

 

 

 

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Fitness Programs

New This Fall! Work out more and save!   $50 1 class/wk, or $90 for 2 classes/wk

You choose the combination to suit you. (works for all 1 hour classes offered, must occur in the same session).

 

 

Walking Club Workoutwith Sharon Challis                                $25 per session or $6 drop in

6 week session           30 minute class                     Meaford St. Vincent Community Centre           

Thursday 10:30-11:00am

Session 1: Sept. 25 - Oct. 30                                      Session 2: Nov. 6 - Dec. 11

Session 3: Jan. 15 - Feb. 19                                        Session 4: Feb. 26 - Apr. 2

 

Each week will provide you with the knowledge to expand your fitness skills to ensure a full

body workout. Includes Pole Walking, weight training, balance , stretching and more. This

program directly follows the Indoor Walking Club.

 

Low Impact Workout with Sharon Challis                            $50 per session

6 week program         60 min. class                           Meaford St. Vincent Community Centre

Friday 1:30 - 2:30pm

Session 1: September 26 - October 31                      Session 2: November 7 - December 12

Session 3: January 16 - February 27                          Session 4: March 6 - April 17

 

Focus on full body fitness including cardio, strength, balance and flexibility. This high-energy class

is great for all ages who want to become more physically fit. Certified Instructor. Bring a mat.

StayFitwith Sharon LeBlanc                       $50 1 class/week, $90 for 2 class/week per session

6 week session           60 minute classes                   Meaford St. Vincent Community Centre

Mondays 7:15pm-8:15pm                                         Wednesday 7:15pm-8:15pm

Session 1: Sept. 22 - Nov. 3                                       Session 1: Sept. 24 - Oct. 29

Session 2: Nov. 10 - Dec. 15                                       Session 2: Nov. 5 - Dec. 17

Session 3: Jan. 12 - Feb. 23                                       Session 3: Jan. 14 - Feb. 18

Session 4: Mar. 2 - Apr. 6                                           Session 4: Feb. 25 - Apr. 1

 

This class is a high-energy session filled with variety! Every class will be different! Circuits, weights,

fitness balls, partners, tabata’s, core strength will all be included in this class. A list of equipment you

need to bring every week will be provided. Guaranteed to get you results!

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Power Yoga with Dawn Russell-Smith                          $50 per session

6 week session           60 minute class                      Meaford St. Vincent Community Centre

Thursdays 7:15 - 8:15pm

Session 1: September 25 - October 30                      Session 2: November 6 - December 11

Session 3: January 15 - February 19                          Session 4: February 26 - April 2

 

For ambitious beginners or interested intermediates, this power yoga class invites participants to

explore a deeper expression of the yoga poses, and will learn how to use the poses of yoga to strengthen

and tone their bodies. All that students need to participate is an open mind, a sense of humour,

and a yoga mat.

 

Baby & Me with Sharon LeBlanc                                  $50 per session

6 week session           60 minute class                      Meaford St. Vincent Community Centre

Fridays 10:00-11:00am

Session 1: Sept. 26 - Oct. 31                                      Session 2: Nov. 7 - Dec.12

Session 3: Jan. 16 - Feb. 20                                        Session 4: Feb.27 - Apr. 3

 

LUNCH BREAK FITNESSwith Sharon Challis                                     $25 per session or $6 drop in

6 week session           30 minute class                      Meaford St. Vincent Community Centre

Friday 12:15 - 12:45pm

Session 1: September 26 - October 31                      Session 2: November 7 - December 12

Session 3: January 16 - February 27                          Session 4: March 6 - April 17

 

Improve weight loss, body tone, cardiovascular strength and assist with health stress management.

Class includes cardio,strength training, balance and flexibility components. Bring mats. Certified instructor.

 

Urban Poling Workshop with Sharon Challis                                            $10.00

1 hour session                                                             Meaford St. Vincent Community Centre

Thurs., September 25, 2014 6:30-7:30pm

 

The use of urban poles while walking reduces stress on hips, knees and ankles, while improving stability,

balance and posture.The use of walking poles can burn 20-46% more calories than walking alone.

Suitable for all ages. Certified instructor.Participants do not need their own poles. They will be supplied

for the session for them to trial.

 

Runner Basics for Beginnerswith Sharon LeBlanc                                               $10.00

1 hour session                                                                Meaford St.Vincent Community Centre

Wed. September 17, 2014 6:30-7:30pm

 

Have an experienced runner work through the fundamentals of running, avoiding injury, and tips on equipment and how to get started.

 

Gentle Yoga with Paula Stepan                                                                                        $50 per session

6 week session           60 minute class          Meaford Hall Arts & Culture Centre - Galleries

Tuesdays 10am-11am

Session 1: Sept. 30 - Nov. 4                                       Session 2: Nov. 18 - Dec.23

Session 3: Jan. 13 - Feb. 17                                        Session 4: Mar. 3 - Apr. 7

 

A gentle Yoga series designed to boost energy, improve activity levels, build strength, balance,

mobility and range of motion in joins and spine. Suitable for anyone with no yoga experience

or limited physical exercise. Mat required.

 

Yoga For Lifewith Paula Stepan                                             $50 per session

6 week session           60 minute class          Meaford Hall Arts & Culture Centre- Terrace Room

Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm

Session 1: Oct. 2 - Nov. 6                                           Session2: Nov. 13 - Dec. 18

Session 3: Jan. 15 - Feb. 19                                        Session 4: Mar. 5 - Apr. 9

 

Combines poses and breathing techniques that balance, purify and strengthen both the

body and mind. A series of traditional poses designed to move you in all directions at your

own ability. Mat required.

 

The Essential Low Back Program with Joanne Pineau                               $120 per session

90 minute class          6 week Program         Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre - Terrace Room

Wednesdays 9:30am - 11:00am

Session 1: September 17 - October 22

 

Learn to care for your own back and relax. Gentle, effective and adaptable to your body size and condition; a complete remedial and rebuilding program for your back. Bring your own mat and

dress in comfortable clothing. $40 of materials for home practice will also be required to be

purchased for the class, organized through the instructor. Still wondering if this program can help

your back? Talk to Joanne Pineau. 705-888-9686. www.Innerjourney.ca

 

Woodford Workout with Sharon Challis                   $50 (tax in) per session or $8 drop in rate

8 week program         60 min class                                                    Woodford Community Hall

Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm

Session 1: October 2 - November 20

 

Focus on full body fitness including cardio, strength, balance and flexibility. This class is great for all ages who want to become more physically fit. Certified Instructor. Bring a mat.RA

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Dance Programs

 

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DanceFITwith Darlene & Louise                       $50 1 class/week $90 for 2 class/week per session

6 week sessions 60 minute class                               Meaford St.Vincent Community Centre

 

Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:00am                                         Thursdays 6:00 - 7:00pm

Session 1: Sept.23 - Oct. 28                                       Session 1: Sept.25 - Oct. 30

Session 2: Nov. 4 - Dec. 16                                         Session 2: Nov. 6 - Dec. 11

Session 3: Jan.13 - Feb. 17                                         Session 3: Jan. 15 - Feb. 19

Session 4: Feb.24 - Mar. 31                                        Session 4: Feb. 26 - April 2

 

This class is tailored for adults looking to be active in a fun environment with a dance based workout.

Low impact moves paired with the joys of dancing will improve strength, endurance, and toning all in

one class. Adults of all ages to come out and participate in a fun-filled class where basic steps are taught

to fun, hip music. Running shoes or dance shoes are required as well as comfortable clothing. A great

way to be fit and have fun all at the same time. Bring a mat.

 

Adult Tap Fun FIT with Darlene & Louise         $50 1 class/week $90 for 2 class/week per session

6 week sessions 60 min class                                          Meaford St. Vincent Community Centre

Beginner Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm

Intermediate Tuesdays 7:15 - 8:15pm

 

Session 1: September 23 - October 28                      Session 2: November 4 - December 16

Session 3: January 13 - February 17                          Session 4: February 24 - March 31

 

Adults of all ages come out and participate in a fun-filled class where basic steps are taught to fun, hip music.

Tap shoes are required and comfortable clothing. A great way to be fit and have fun all at the same time.

Bring a mat.

 

Line Dancingwith Darlene & Louise                                                 $50 per session

6 week session    60 minute class                                   Meaford St. Vincent Community Centre

Mondays 6:00 - 7:00pm

 

Session 1: September 22 - November 3                    Session 2: November 10 - December 15

Session 3: January 12 - February 23                          Session 4: March 2 - April 6

 

Come out ready to kick your heels, stomp your feet and shake your booty to some great music. All ages come

and join in on the fun while getting out and being active.

 

 

 

100 Mile Stomp- Sunday September 28, 2014  Harbour Rotary Pavilion

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Featuring some great "Foot Stompin" music.  Crafter's, vendors, Demonstrations, Food & Psychic in Attendance. Sponsored by the Lion's Club of Meaford.

 

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Ontario Early Years Centre Meaford

Each day brings something new for you and your child to experience.  Come discover the Ontario Early Years Centre.  It’s a place where children newborn to six can learn through play, and where parents and caregivers can learn from early years staff and from one another.

Hours: Tues. 9am-11am, 1:30pm-3:30pm  Fri 9am-11am 

Location: Early Years Centre (St. Vincent Euphrasia Elementary School) 

Contact: Stephanie Burk 519-538-0545 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Summer Closure  Program will be closed from Tuesday, July 30th until Monday, September 9th inclusive.  Enjoy your holidays!

View the Calendar by opening this link: OEYC - Meaford - Sept.

Program Information

 Early Learning Playgroup:   Children, up to 6 years of age, and their families can participate in a wide variety of activities such as songs, crafts, story time, active play, math, science, and literacy experiences.  This program encourages parent-child interactive play and social interaction between children.  Ontario Early Years Centre staff are on site to provide support, links and resources.

Allergy Alert:   Due to the growing number of S.V.E. students with severe allergies and/or asthma our OEYC site has been asked to keep our area free of ALL NUTS and NUT PRODUCTS.  Nuts, nut products and products containing nuts are not allowed in any area of the school.  Thank you for your co-operation.  

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The Meaford Lawn Bowling Club is located on the south bank of the Bighead river, behind the service station on Sykes Street and is reached by a laneway between the service station and the small engine repair store.  Lawn Bowling in Meaford is an activity for all ages.  The season starts in early June with free clinics to learn and practice the skills of the game.  Regular bowling times are Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m.  Enjoy the company of others who like to be active and have some fun.  The game is a friendly sport with constantly changing teams so you can play on a "drop-in" basis. New Members are always welcome!

Call Doug Reid, President - 519-538-0390 for more information.

We are a group,  from Meaford and area, who is learning the rhythmic dance movements of Paneurhythmy, a dance that was created in Bulgaria by Peter Duenov from 1920-40’s to assist us to live in harmony and peace in the world and connects us with the natural rhythms of nature. There are 28 movements and 2 other dances. The steps and arm movements are easy to learn. Our intention is to teach the steps and receive the holistic benefits of the dance and music and to create a harmonious community experience.  During the winter, we are meeting at 8:45 a.m  - 9:50 a.m.Tuesday mornings at the Meaford St Vincent Community Centre, the summer we meet outdoors.  Everyone is welcomed.

Contact person: Jane Booth-Robertson, 519-387-4177  e-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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GTO is a not-for-profit, community-based organization of volunteers and staff. We provide individualized, compassionate assistance to people in need of emergency food. We also promote the well-being of families that reside in the Municipality of Meaford, and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle. GTO sponsors gardens at Victoria Village and a community garden at our local high school. We offer cooking classes to those who want to learn more about how to use more fresh produce and make nutritious meals on a limited food budget.

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Home Horizon is a transition home for women that is located in Collingwood.  We provide affordable housing to women who are in need.  We have recently been given the opportunity to work with women in the Meaford, Thornbury, and Blue Mountains area.

Home Horizon is offering free counselling and support for women who are homeless, and women who are living in/trying to leave an abusive relationship.  If you are a female and are interested in being a part of this, please contact Bonnie, the housing support and workshop coordinator.

Bonnie, Housing Support Coordinator, Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thursday Telephone: 519-538-2822

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Recreational Respite is excited to offer community based therapeutic recreation programs that they call, RecreACTIVE. The team has the ability to help individualize the goals and objectives for each participant, while creating a unique ‘leisure and learn’ model that proves both recreational and educational benefits in a supportive and creative environment. The goal is to improve and enhance the quality of life for any individual with cognitive impairment (memory or acquired), physical challenges or developmental disability.

For more information, please visit: www.recrespite.com

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WALK Friendly Ontario is a recognition program that encourages municipalities to create and improve spaces and places to walk by awarding Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum designations. Using our comprehensive framework of indicators for walkability, municipalities can benchmark their current status and measure progress over time. The program gives walking a prominent profile in community planning and design, and encourages municipal governments to set targets for ongoing improvements. As communities strive to achieve higher awards, the built environment is transformed to support safe, sustainable and independent mobility.  

For more information visit www.walkfriendly.ca



Bobi's Play School
139 Collingwood St. W, Meaford ON N4L 1M4
phone: 519-538-5483
Babies through school aged care available. Call for details.
 
Meaford & District Cooperative Preschool
7 Boucher St. E, Meaford ON N4L 1A5
519-538-3854  
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Fun and educational learning environment. The cooperative setting means parents take an active role in their child's education as well as get a great deal on tuition! Call for details. 

Military Family Resource Centre
Land Forces Central Area Training Centre, RR 1, Meaford ON N4L 0A1
519-538-1371  
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www.mfrc.meaford.com/
Programs and services for families of military members. Some programs available for public as well. Events, BBQs, films, programs, Support Your Troops clothing and colletables.

Ontario Early Years Centre - Meaford

Each day brings something new for you and your child to experience.  Come discover the Ontario Early Years Centre.  It’s a place where children newborn to six can learn through play, and where parents and caregivers can learn from early years staff and from one another.

Hours: Tues. 9am-11am, 1:30pm-3:30pm  Fri 9am-11am 

Location: Early Years Centre (St. Vincent Euphrasia Elementary School)

Contact: Stephanie Burk 519-538-0545 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tammy's Learning Centre
210 Denmark St, Meaford ON N4L 1C2
519-538-9980
Tammy's is licensed for 29 placements. Call for details.

Students within the Municipality of Meaford may attend schools under three different school boards:

      Bluewater District School Board

      Public School:  http://www.bwdsb.on.ca/

     Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board
     Separate School
http://www.bgcdsb.org/

     Conseil scolaire de district des ecoles catholiques du Sud-Ouest 
     Catholic-French
http://www.csdecso.on.ca/bienvenue/

There are also a number of alternative schools nearby including Christian and other private academies. 

Click the links below for listings of our schools:

Public Schools
Catholic Schools 
Preschools 
Private Schools (including Christian)

*Note that in the rural areas of the Municipality, students may be bused to a school outside the Municipality of Meaford. Please check with the applicable school board to find out what school applies to your place of residence.


Riverforest Montessori School
1595 3rd Avenue West,Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 4R2
519-371-2313
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http://www.riverforestmontessori.com/


Little House Montessori School 
140 Maple St. Collingwood, ON (Trinity United Church)
705-444-9997
A preschool program for children 2 1/2-5 years and a school program for grades 1-3

Olivet School-age Daycare
Olivet Baptist Church
55 Ivan Street,Meaford, Ontario, N4L 1C8
519-538-2020
School aged children walk with supervision to Olivet Baptist Church after school.

Bobi's After School Program 
Located at MCS School
519-538-5483
Bobi's Place School comes to MSC for this fun-filled afterschool program. Call for pricing and details.

Tammy’s Before and After School Program
Location is SVE School
519-538-9980
Call for details on this after school program.


For the safety of walking students, crossing guards are stationed in three locations within the urban area of the former Town of Meaford. Crossing Guards are available for the morning and after school walks. Due to the balance nutrition days, students generally do not leave school grounds at "lunch hour".

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The map shows the approximate locations of crossing guards.

MCS students:
     Collingwood St. and Sykes St.
     Nelson St. and Cook St.

SVE students:
     St. Vincent St. and Sykes  St.