By Stan Ashbee
Sunny South News
This fall, the Town of Coaldale has some amazing recreation and culture classes scheduled, said Community Services Manager Stephanie Wierl. “We have everything from early morning boot camp to full body circuit. Classes for older adults, such as gentle fit or for those folks just getting back into exercise. We have power walking again. It’s getting icy out there now, so people are looking for alternative ways to be active,” she noted.
Wierl added power walking will be held in the Community Centre. “A nice safe fall free kind of environment.”
The town is also trying to revive Zumba in the morning. “We’re going to kick start your day and get some Zumba and have some fun. Those are the fitness types of classes,” Wierl said.
As for culture-type programming, Wierl said, the town will be offering classes in photography, as well as a young chefs program.
“Kate Andrews High School (KAHS) is helping us host. Kids can learn the basics — the 101 of cooking and food prep and things they can do at home by themselves,” she said.
Jewelry making, flower arranging, dance and an art workshop are on tap this fall in Coaldale.
“We have something for everyone. All different types of people, who are interested in different types of classes. Some of them run on a weekly basis, the fitness classes typically. But, the cultural classes are usually a one-off or a four-week program. It just depends on the class and the schedule,” she said.
Registration is open, Wierl said, but there are a few registration deadlines to adhere to. “Typically about a week or a few days before the class starts, just so if we unfortunately do have to cancel we have time to inform the instructor and participants,” she said.
All deadline information can be found online at coaldale.ca. For more information about classes contact the community services department at 403-345-1324.
Unfortunately, Wierl explained, these programs and classes could be cancelled due to lack of registrations and the hope is to raise awareness about the programs and classes being offered through the town and it is hoped the classes and programs will run, as scheduled.
“It’s just a really fun opportunity for people to get out and get to know their neighbours and be active and social or learn a new skill at the same time,” Wierl added.