Strathcona League Programs | Starting January 2018

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YOGA – Sunday Mornings with Dawn Lamothe

Sundays 9:30 – 10:45 am


Winter session (10 classes)

Sundays January 14 to March 18

Spring Session (10 classes)

Sundays, March 25 to June 3

(no class on April 22)

Cost: $120 for 10-week session or $14/class drop in

Both sessions $240

Requirement: Community League membership required (any league)

Register: Contact Dawn at or text 780-990-6247.



Dawn Lamothe, BA, MA, Certified Registered Experienced Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance, has been teaching in Edmonton for 15 years and is also a Teacher Trainer in yoga and acro-yoga.  Founder of Lion’s Breath Yoga, she invites you to a pre-registered series for the fall of 2017 Sundays 9:30-10:45 am at Strathcona Community Hall at 10139 87 Ave NW.  Spring 2018 session to follow.  The style of yoga is a vigorous flow with elemental influences from Shiva Rea. Props provided but please bring your own mats. Classes are cumulative in nature so expect to progress and improve over the term of the session. You will receive your best results and benefits with regular attendance. If you are ever running late, you are still welcome.

YOGA – Tues/Thurs Mornings with Kyla Fischer

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 – 10:45am


Winter session (8 weeks)
Tuesdays January 9 to February 27
Thursdays January 11 to March 1


Fee: $96.00 for 1 class per week, $176.00 for 2 classes per week
Drop in: $14.00


Spring session (8 weeks)
Tuesdays March 6 to April 24
Thursdays March 8 to April 26

(no class on March 22)

Fee: $96.00 for Tuesdays, $84 for Thursdays
$165.00 for 2 classes per week
Drop in: $14.00

Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).

Register: Contact:  Kyla Fischer at or 780-430-0229.



These holistic yoga classes are perfect for beginners as well as those with previous yoga experience. Yoga postures, breathwork and meditation will be taught to promote balance in the body, mind and spirit.  Throughout the session, students will develop an understanding of alignment and breath while developing physical strength and flexibility.  All levels are welcome!


YOGA – Monday Evenings with Corinne McNally

Mondays 7:00 – 8:15pm


Session 1 (7 weeks)

January 8 to February 26

No Yoga February 19, Family Day


Session 2 (8 weeks)

March 5 to April 30

No Yoga April 2 – Easter Monday


Cost: $84 for 7 week session, or $14/class drop in

Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).

Register: Contact Corinne McNally at, 780-239-6164.




Yoga is a holistic practice that can open & strengthen your body, revitalize your energy and bring peace to your mind. Hatha Flow & Yin styles of yoga are taught by certified yoga instructor Corinne McNally. These classes are perfect for both beginners and seasoned practitioners, and are taught in a friendly and supportive environment.  Instructor Corinne McNally lives in Old Strathcona and has been teaching for over 10 years. She is a member of the Yoga Association of Alberta and has experience in various styles of yoga including Restorative, Yin, Hatha, Ashtanga & Pre/Postnatal.


ZUMBA – Wednesdays with Mel Kidder

Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30pm

Winter session

January 10 to February 28

Cost: $64 (for 8 classes) or $12 drop in

Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).

Register: Contact Melanie Kidder to confirm dates, 780-722-7558



Let the Music Move You! Using Latin and International rhythms these Dance Fitness classes are fun, energetic and make you feel amazing. In a Zumba class, participants do what they can, making it perfect for people of all fitness levels. \There are no “wrong moves” in Zumba! Melanie Kidder lives in Old Strathcona and has been teaching Zumba Fitness for five years. She is licensed to teach many Zumba formats from Zumba Kids to Zumba Gold and everything in between.

Heal Your Life discussion group


Time: Saturdays once a month 10:30am to noon

Cost: $10 drop in

Register: Contact Dianne at 780-904-0796 or email



Is your life too busy? Have you forgotten yourself in the midst of looking after everybody else? Join us in a Louise Hay-based Meetup once a month for discussion of topics like negative vs positive thinking, prosperity and abundance, loving yourself more, relationships, and other topics. Session starts at 10:30 am Saturday morning for an hour and a half – upstairs in the Lounge. Bring a friend!


Dec 16 Say Yes to your Dreams

Urban Pole Walking

Wednesday mornings 7:30am


Ongoing activity – Wednesdays 7.30am

Cost: Free

Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).



Stay active and meet some new friends! Join the Strathcona Pole Walking Group. On Wednesday mornings at 7:30am, meet Melanie Kidder at the south door, by the rink, then head out for an energizing pole walk through our friendly neighborhood and the majestic Mill Creek.


All fitness levels are welcome so dust off the walking shoes and dress for the weather in layers because you will get warm once we get moving. A good walking shoe is required. We will be on sidewalks and river valley paths. Bring a strap on water bottle like runners use if you like, since your hands will be full. Also, feel free to bring a few dollars for a beverage as there will likely be a coffee shop along the way.


Walks are between 30-60 minutes. Several sets of poles are available for use or bring your own.


NOTE: If you are interested in leading a walking group on Sunday afternoons (or possibly another time), email A quick training session will be provided.

Community League membership required (any league).


KIDS Programs organised by SCCL


Art at the Hall

Learn to Draw and Paint

Wednesdays, January 17 to March 14

(No class Feb 28)

4:00-5:15 pm

For ages 6 – 13 years
Cost: $160 includes all instruction, art materials and a sketchbook.
Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).

Register: For more info and to register, contact Berna at

Join Berna Ponich B.Ed (27 years teaching experience, KEE Artist in Residence from 2013 – present) for eight weeks of drawing and painting with a focus on skill development and creative exploration.  Introductory/practice projects will be used as teaching tools in both disciplines, followed by a completed drawing and painting.

In order to accommodate families who would like to join, but are unable to make the 4:00pm start time, the doors will be open at 4:00 pm for drawing warm-up time and snack time with instruction beginning promptly at 4:15 pm.

YOGA – Kids’ – Early Dismissal on Thursday Afternoons (ages 5 – 9)


Winter session (6 classes)

January 18 to February 22

3:00 to 4:00 pm


Spring session (6 classes)

March 8 to April 19

No class on March 29


Cost: $72 (or $60 for Community League members) for 6 week session

Register: To register contact: or call Chandra McGlone at 780-700-7971.



This is the perfect activity for early dismissal Thursdays! Kids’ yoga is a magical adventure that helps children develop important skills in a loving environment.  It nurtures creativity, mental focus, body awareness, strength and coordination.  And most importantly—it’s fun!  Classes led by two certified kids’ yoga instructors from Yogi Kids. A community league membership is required (any league).



Monday and Wednesdays mornings


Day/time:  Every Monday and Wednesday (usually closed on school holidays – check the league event calendar). From 10am to noon.

Cost: free

Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).  Memberships available on-site.

Register: Not required – just drop in when you can!



Parents/caregivers, are you looking for an activity for your young children during the week?  The Strathcona Playgroup provides a safe and happy environment for babies, children and caregivers to meet, socialize and have fun.  Please bring a snack for your child (nut free), and a coffee for yourself.  Upstairs in the main hall – come up the ramp on the north side of the building.

Baby Music Classes

Friday mornings (ages 6 mos-3 years)


Winter session (10 classes)

January 12 to March 23

(no class either Feb 9th or March 9th)

10:00 to 11:00am or 11.10 to 12.10

Cost: $120 for 10-week session (subject to change)

Register: To register contact: Lara at or 587-974-1283



This is a group music class for 0-3 year olds and their caregivers, with instructor Lara DeBeyer. We’ll sing, dance, listen, and play together! The class is intended to expose your little ones to the joy of music through songs, rhymes, and finger plays, to give them a basic, bodily understanding of rhythm, beat, pitch, and melody, and to build early confidence in a group setting. They’ll also get experience playing some basic percussion instruments like drum, woodblock, and glockenspiel in addition to singing and creative movement. I love teaching these classes, and I hope to see you there!! Class size is capped at 8 caregiver-child pairs.

Tuesday Youth Hockey



January-February 2018 (Dates TBA)

6:30-7:30 pm

Age 4-12 years old


Join us to learn some basic hockey skills and play a game or two at Strathcona Community League, 10139 87 Avenue. Any skill level is welcome.


Required equipment: Skates, helmet and a stick (gloves encouraged).

Community league membership required.


To register, email Cheryl West Hicks at


City of Edmonton Programs for Kids

Strathcona Community League

10139 87 Avenue


Learn to Skate Program at SCCL

January 14 to February 18, 2018

Sundays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Meet new friends and learn basic skating skills through fun games and activities. This is a free drop in program targeted for children (ages 6-12) and their families, however all are welcome to attend. Skates and helmets are not provided but both are required to participate. Programs will cancel at -25° Celsius with wind chill, or if the ice is closed by the facility.

Winter Green Shack at SCCL

February 3 to March 2, 2018

Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-6:00 pm

Saturdays, 1:00 – 5:00 pm


Come join us for crafts, games, winter activities, outdoor cooking, and more! This program is targeted for children aged 6-12, but all children accompanied by an adult are welcome to attend. Come prepared for winter fun, bring your winter boots, and mittens, and a flashlight. For more information, visit or call 311.