Seniors' Summer Outdoors

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Ready for some fun under the sun this summer?

Kits House is bringing back the seniors’ outdoor program with some new and exciting workshops and facilitators!

Join us for this free program at Connaught Park and the Maple & 4th Plaza to soak up sunshine, play games, and participate in a host of activities ranging from arts to fitness. Make sure you to pick up your punch card at Kits House when you register for a workshop! The more days and workshops you attend, the more chances you’ll have at taking home a few prizes at the program end celebratory BBQ set for August 31st.

Come on your own or bring family, friends, and care partners.

 

Program Schedule:

Keep your eyes peeled on the Kits House newsletter and continue check our website for program schedule updates. More fun workshops to come!

 

CONNAUGHT PARK ACTIVITIES:

Games at the Park – Every Wednesday, 1-2pm

  • July 20: Special Facilitator, Don, will be attending to share with participants some innovative games and puzzles to play with just a set of dominoes.

 

Breathe, Move, and Sing Series: Wednesdays in July, 2-3pm

Oak Park Fieldhouse will be hosting this workshop with the help of Opera Opulenza’s Artistic Director, Trudy. Come in comfortable clothing and prepare to learn how to reconnect with your body and breath in this series of lessons.

  • July 6: Session #1 – focus on reconnecting with your body, breathing, stretching, relaxation, humming, and light singing.
  • July 13: Session #2 – focus on breathing and movement, loosening up, more singing, speech, and vocal games
  • July 20: Session #3 – focus on vocal exploration, sound manipulation through movement, and a look at an easy to sing sample opera chorus
  • July 27th: Session #4 – putting everything together with a focus on emotion, energy, and we’ll learn to sing the sample opera chorus together.

 

QiGong & Tai Chi – Wednesday August 3rd, 2-3pm 

Join Vancouver Dojo’s instructor, Lucs Trottier for a special class on traditional Tai Chi Chuan and QiGoing. Both Tai chi and QiGong combine deep meditative breathing with dynamic natural movement to create a calm, clear, and peaceful mind. Based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, these arts benefit health and vitality. Come develop strength, balance, focus, self-defence and more in this unique hour experience.

Come in comfortable clothing. No experience necessary, beginners are welcome.

 

Relax & Strengthen Series  – Wednesday August 10th, August 17th, 2-3pm 

Kits House’s yoga facilitator, Julie, will be leading two different hour-long classes focusing on breathing techniques and guided meditation. Designed to improve strength, flexibility, balance and posture, we invite you to give mat yoga a try during session one and meditation during session 2.

Come in comfortable clothing. No experience necessary, beginners are welcome.

 

Program End Celebration – Wednesday August 31st, 1-3pm

Ending the program off with a bang, Kits House is hosting a BBQ at Connaught Park to celebrate the Seniors’ Summer Outdoors participants, contributors and facilitators! If you like games, entertainment, food and socializing, drop by on your own or with family, friends and caregivers to this festive day with your punch cards for the chance to win some prizes.

 

MAPLE & 4TH PLAZA ACTIVITIES:

Watercolor Workshop Series: July 6th & August 3rd, 1-3pm

Come express your creativity and display your artwork by practicing your watercolor painting skills! Facilitator will walk your through using watercolor paints on mixed media. You can take your pieces home to present proudly in your home! All materials will be supplied.

 

Acrylics Workshop Series: July 20th & August 17, 1-3pm

Explore your inner artist or refine your acrylic painting skills with the help of the Kits House Seniors’ Arts Group’s facilitators, Joanne & Jackie. Session one will focus on still life and session 2 will focus on florals. Bring your painted canvases with you as a memory of the summer. All materials will be supplied.

Facilitator

Fitness – Liam
Watercoloring – Maria
Breathe, move, and sing workshop – Trudy
Music and Movement – Julie

Details

Location, Date & Time

July 6 – Aug 31, 2022
Wednesdays, 1:00 – 3:00pm
@ Connaught Park OR Maple & 4th Plaza


Requirements

Kits House membership
Geared towards seniors, but all ages welcome


Cost

Free

Contact

Contact Info 

Jessie, jessien@kitshouse.org, 604.628.5676 x 161