Recreation Workshops

URBAN POLING WORKSHOP

Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre

RPPOLE    $20/2-hour workshop

Saturday June 3    10am - 12pm

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 provided for the workshop for you to try.

STOP SCIATIC PAIN WORKSHOP

Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre

RPSTOP      $45/+10 for illustrated manual    2- 2 hour sessions

Tuesday April 11  CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATIONS

This workshop is designed for anyone with sciatic pain or piriformis syndrome. The cause of sciatic pain varies so not all stretches work for everyone.  In this workshop, you will discover which exercises work for you based on your individual symptoms and allow you to better understand the cause of your pain. Dress in comfortable clothing, bring a mat.  Second Week Review: This class allows you to work at your own level of experience.

RELAX THE BODY, QUIET THE MIND Joanne Pineau

Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre

 RPRELAX                     $65            90 minute class        5 week program

Thursdays 6pm - 7:30pm

Session 4: April 6 - May 4   CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATIONS

Learn how to relax your body to ease pain and be more at ease. Reduce anxiety and worry with these guided relaxation techniques.  Learn how to be more in control of your thoughts and be more present in your daily life. Each class will include a brief discussion, meditation and breathing practices, simple stretches and a guided relaxation.  Audio recordings of relaxation and meditation techniques are included.  Option to sit in chairs or lie on the floor; bring your own mat and a blanket.  Drop in fees not available for this program.

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY

Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre

RPPHOTO     $20/workshop  - register for all 5, receive $10 off- only $90

Must bring your own digital (DSLR) camera

Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm

Do you want to learn more about your camera and how to get off of the Auto setting?  Do you want to capture life as it happens and how you see it?  These basic Digital Photography workshops are designed to help teach hobbyists about their cameras and what it all means.  Learn how to locate and use the manual settings on your camera to get better images.

April 19: Camera Basics: Learning about your camera.  An overview of your camera and what everything does and how it all works together.

April 26:  Introduction: Setting Your Aperture.  Explore how different aperture settings work to allow more or less light into the camera and how it affects the depth of field of your photograph.

May 3: Introduction: Setting Your Shutter Speed.  Discover how the speed of your camera's shutter can record the available light to capture motion or freeze it.

May 10: Introduction: Setting Your ISO.  Learn how the sensor in your camera captures light and when you need a lower or higher ISO.

May 17: Photography Walk (location TBD).  Hands-on learning of all the information leading up to today, while we capture our beautiful images.

LOW BACK PROGRAM Joanne Pineau

Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre   CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATIONS

 RPLOW                        $135 (audio disc and manual for home practice extra)

Download $9.99 USD or  Hardcopy with audio disc $40

90 minute class     6 week program

Tuesdays 6pm - 7:30pm

Session 4: April 25 - June 6 (No class May 30)

End back pain once and for all!  A gentle rebuilding and strengthening program for the back, adaptable to each body size and condition. Bring your own mat and dress comfortably. 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? Option to take first class before committing to see if this is the course for you, or talk to Joanne Pineau 705-888-9686.  www.innerjourney.ca Drop in fee not available for this program.

Formal Complaints Policy

The Municipality of Meaford is committed to responding to formal complaints from members of the public regarding municipal programs, services, facilities, staff, and operational procedures in a consistent manner, following a clearly defined process.


How to Make a Complaint

Please complete the Formal Complaint Form and submit it by:

Mail
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West
Meaford, ON
N4L 1A1

Email
clerk@meaford.ca 

Fax
519-538-1556

In person
Forms may be dropped off at:

  • Administration office (21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford) Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30
  • Sydenham Centre (Highway 26 @ Grey Road 11) Thursdays from 8:30-4:30

Service Standards

Formal complaints will be processed in a timely manner. All complaints will be investigated and receive a response.

Once a formal written complaint is received, it will be acknowledged in writing within two business days. It will be tracked and assigned for response. If the response takes longer than 20 business days, the complainant will be informed of the delay.

Should the complaint involve the Chief Administrative Officer, the Mayor will investigate and respond.

For more information, see the Formal Complaints Policy.


Contact Us

For more information on the Formal Complaints Process, contact us at:

Phone: 519-538-1060 ext. 1101
Email: clerk@meaford.ca

Workshops & Lifestyle Programs

Workshops & Lifestyle Programs

 

URBAN POLING WORKSHOP

Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre

RPPOLE    $20/2-hour workshop

Saturday June 10    10am - 12pm

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 provided for the workshop for you to try.

STOP SCIATIC PAIN WORKSHOP

Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre

RPSTOP      $45/+10 for illustrated manual    2- 2 hour sessions

Tuesday April 11   6pm - 8pm

Tuesday April 18  6pm - 8pm (review)

This workshop is designed for anyone with sciatic pain or piriformis syndrome.  The cause of sciatic pain varies so not all stretches work for everyone.  In this workshop, you will discover which exercises work for you based on your individual symptoms and allow you to better understand the cause of your pain.  Dress in comfortable clothing, bring a mat.  Second Week Review: This class allows you to work at your own level of experience.

SAFE STRETCH MYO-FASCIAL RELEASE WORKSHOP

Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre

RPWSAFE     $35/ 2hour workshop

Tuesday March 21   6pm - 8pm

With aging, trauma, or lack of use, the fascia can lose hydration, limiting movement and predisposing us for joint problems, back pain or other chronic pain issues over time.  This workshop is a combination of lecture and practice.  Learn about the Fascia, the connective tissue that glues the muscle to the skin, and the major role it plays in aging & flexibility.  Learn how to stretch safely and how to remove common aches and pain in your body using foam rollers, therapy balls, gentle stretches and movements.  We will focus on carpal tunnel, back and hip pain, and the IT band.  You will need to bring your own mat, therapy balls and foam roller.

Relax The Body, Quiet The Mind

Joanne Pineau

Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre

 RPRELAX                     $65            90 minute class        5 week program

Thursdays 6pm - 7:30pm

Session 4: April 6 - May 4

Learn how to relax your body to ease pain and be more at ease.  Reduce anxiety and worry with these guided relaxation techniques.  Learn how to be more in control of your thoughts and be more present in your daily life. Each class will include a brief discussion, meditation and breathing practices, simple stretches and a guided relaxation.  Audio recordings of relaxation and meditation techniques are included.  Option to sit in chairs or lie on the floor; bring your own mat and a blanket.  Drop in fees not available for this program.

Conscious Aging Workshop Series

Jane Brown Robertson, BA, CSW Authorized IONS Conscious Aging Facilitator

Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre

RPCONS                           $130, includes 5 workshops, and 118 page workbook. 

$25 per workshop if registered individually (Individual registration does not include workbook)

Register by March 1, 2017 to have workbook shipped in time for April 6th.

Visit: https://consciousagingsite.wordpress.com/

Thursdays 1pm - 3:30pm     5 - 2.5 hour workshops

April 6th to May 4th

Cultivate Wisdom, Connect with Other, Celebrate Life

Inspiring a new vision for a healthy aging process, develop tools to cope more effectively with the stresses of aging and enjoy greater inner peace and well-being.

In a relaxed atmosphere, enjoy sharing conversations, creative activities, self-reflections,  and journaling to inspire a vision for aging that recognizes our vast potential as we age that is infused with purpose, passion and continual growth! 

The program series of facilitated workshops was developed by the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) USA, founded by Dr. Edgar Mitchell, PhD, Apollo 14 Astronaut in 1973.  The workbook has been produced by IONS as a companion to the Conscious Aging program that holds many creative ideas and practices that can benefit you for many years.  You will have an opportunity to experience some transformative practices during this session. Topics: Introduction to Conscious Aging, Compassion, Life Transformations, Letting Go, New Vision of Aging.

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY

Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre

RPPHOTO     $20/workshop  - register for all 5, receive $10 off- only $90

Must bring your own digital (DSLR) camera

Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm

Do you want to learn more about your camera and how to get off of the Auto setting?  Do you want to capture life as it happens and how you see it?  These basic Digital Photography workshops are designed to help teach hobbyists about their cameras and what it all means.  Learn how to locate and use the manual settings on your camera to get better images.

April 19: Camera Basics: Learning about your camera.  An overview of your camera and what everything does and how it all works together.

April 26:  Introduction: Setting Your Aperture.  Explore how different aperture settings work to allow more or less light into the camera and how it affects the depth of field of your photograph.

May 3: Introduction: Setting Your Shutter Speed.  Discover how the speed of your camera's shutter can record the available light to capture motion or freeze it.

May 10: Introduction: Setting Your ISO.  Learn how the sensor in your camera captures light and when you need a lower or higher ISO.

May 17: Photography Walk (location TBD).  Hands-on learning of all the information leading up to today, while we capture our beautiful images.

Low Back Program Joanne Pineau

Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre

 RPLOW                        $135 (audio disc and manual for home practice extra)

Download $9.99 USD or  Hardcopy with audio disc $40

90 minute class     6 week program

Tuesdays 6pm - 7:30pm

Session 4: April 25 - May 30

End back pain once and for all!  A gentle rebuilding and strengthening program for the back, adaptable to each body size and condition.  Bring your own mat and dress comfortably.  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?  Option to take first class before committing to see if this is the course for you, or talk to Joanne Pineau 705-888-9686.  www.innerjourney.ca Drop in fee not available for this program.

Move Free Louise Stewart Potts

Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre

RPMOVE                           $70 per session

Thursdays 10am-11:15am

social after until 11:45am

Session 5: February 23 - April 6 (no class March 16)

Session 6: April 13 - May 18

A dance class for those with Parkinson’s disease, MS, Stroke and other movement disorders. A MOVE FREE class explores your imagination, renews strength, energy, confidence and builds a community. All to enrich your life. Open to Men & Women; All ages welcome.   Caregivers are invited to attend at no additional cost.

Certified Dance It Out Instructor. Dance For Parkinson’s Training through National Ballet School of Canada and the Mark Morris Dance Center, New York City USA.

 

Recreation Program Registration Information

Recreation Program registration information

REGISTRATION FORMS

Adult Registration Form

Youth Registration Form

Pool 2017 Registration Form

Accident Insurance

Each participant is responsible for his/her own hospital and medical coverage.  The Municipality of Meaford will provide
every safeguard for the health and welfare of each participant, but will be released from all actions, damages, claims and demands, whatsoever arising out of participation in our programs.

Email and Personal Information

All participant and/or guardian information collected by the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department will be kept confidential and will ONLY be used for program related purposes.  Please be sure to provide us with a CURRENT email account where we will be able to send you any program updates (i.e. class cancellations or changes, receipts and special offers.)  If you do not wish to receive anything other than direct correspondence, let us know so we can mark your account as private. 

HST 13% H.S.T. is included in fees where applicable.

Returned Cheques

We know that mistakes sometimes happen, but it is necessary to administer a $45.00 charge for each returned cheque.

Program Cancellations

Classes may be combined or cancelled due to insufficient registration (full refunds will be provided for cancelled programs).  Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather/unforeseen circumstances and will not be made up at a later date.

Refunds

Program fees are refundable prior to the start date of the first class.  Refunds will not be given on or after the start of the program, except for medical reasons.  Please Note:  Medical reasons require a doctor’s note.  An administration fee of $10.00 is applicable for every refund.

Program Transfer

Transfers within the same session will have a $10.00 administrative fee charged at the discretion of the administrator. Transfers are subject to availability and appropriate placements.

Photographs/Videos

The Parks, Recreation & Culture Department occasionally takes photographs of our classes to promote the Municipality of Meaford’s programs.  If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact us.  Individuals who wish to take personal pictures of their own families are asked to be respectful of the other participants.

RecAccess/Financial Assistance

It is the belief of the Municipality of Meaford that municipal recreation opportunities should be available to all residents.  Municipality of Meaford residents experiencing financial difficulty may request a fee assistance application by calling 519-538-1060 ext 1200, or by email at: recprograms@meaford.ca, or by visiting meaford.ca for full details.

How To Use This Registration Codes

For added convenience, we have included registration codes beside each program that can be used on the registration forms.  Please ensure that you fill out the registration forms in full, so that we are able to provide you with the most up to date information (cancellations, changes) through email, and a full mailing address for receipts to be sent.

Example: Place code in the box of the registration form, and include Session #     (RPZUMB)

Registrations will be processed in a timely manner, and a receipt will be mailed to you upon completion. 

How To Register for Programs

1.    Email a scanned copy to: recprograms@meaford.ca Credit card information can be included on the form and will

       be destroyed after processing, or you can request staff to call and take information over the phone at time of processing.

2.    Drop off registration forms at the following locations:

       Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre & Arena

       151 Collingwood Street West, Meaford

       519-538-1060 ext.1415

or

       Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre

       12 Nelson Street East, Meaford

       519-538-0463

3.    Mail to: Municipality of Meaford

       Att: Recreation & Culture Programs

       21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford, ON   N4L 1A1

Please do not mail cash

Types of payments accepted: Cash, Cheque, VISA, MasterCard, Debit

Subcategories

  • Recreation Events

    Recreation Events

    These are community events assists with planning and bringing to the community. 

    Family Day of PLAY

    Annually on Family Day weekend in February, the Municipality of Meaford partners with a variety of partners: Meaford Museum, Meaford Public Library and various community groups and organizations to bring free family fun to the community.

    If you are interested in volunteering or partnering with a program, please contact aknott@meaford.ca or call 519-538-1060 ext 1413.

    Earth Week

    During the week surrounding Earth Day, the Municipality of Meaford and volunteers on the Earth Week Planning Team, work on providing a variety of events and activities that help promote how important taking care of our planet is, and ways we can all work toward the Zero Waste goal. 

    Eco-Fair Vendors

    Eco Fair Vendor Application 2016

    Saturday April 23rd, 2016          

    9:00 am -3:00 pm

    Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre

    151 Collingwood Street

    Do you Produce or Create:

    Products from Upcycled or Recycled Materials?

    Environmentally Conscious Products?

    Process your products Locally with NO Harmful or Toxic Chemicals?

     

    Sign up to SELL and SHOWCASE your product(s) at the second annual ECO-FAIR during Earth Week 2016!!

    Reserve your spot today!

    Contact:     Jenean Lush, ECO Fair co-ordinator: jlush@bell.net

    RE-Use Fair

    RE-Use Fair Wishlist Application Form

    RE-Use Fairs are a practical and fun way to support the goal of zero waste in our community. The Municipality of Meaford puts serious effort into ensuring the success of Earth Week (EW) and its major community event the RE-Use Fair; Saturday, April 18th from 9 am to 1 pm at the Meaford and St Vincent (MSV) Community Centre.

    Are you downsizing or spring cleaning? Do you think that it might be fun and practical to participate in the RE-Use Fair?

    Here’s how Meaford’s Reuse Fair will work:

    • Community groups are invited to submit a wish list of specific items that their group needs to the EW organizing team, for example, Meaford Community Gardens may wish for a garden gate.
    • Wish list order forms are available at www.meaford.ca. On the home page, click on Special Events. Scroll down to the Wishlist form and print. If you experience any problems accessing the form, visit Amber Knott at the MSV Community Centre or call Lindy (519-538-0167) or Jane (519-538-2995).
    • The master wish list will be publicized well in advance of fair day, starting March 25th, 2015 at www.meaford.ca under Special Events on the homepage or in traditional and social media outlets.
    • On the day of the Reuse Fair, from 9 am until 1 pm. donors bring wished for items to the MSV Community Centre.
    • At the end of the day, the ‘too good to be through’ items are pick-up by community group representatives.

    For more information, email Lindy Iverson,

    June is Recreation & Parks Month

    Canada Day Celebrations

     

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