North Granville Community Center

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Community Center Highlights
February 1, 2017 –


Thursday Night Cards, 7:30 PM – Card play is each Thursday night at 7:30 PM, with prizes and 50/50 draw.

The North Granville Community Center is pleased to announce that we have received funds from the New Horizons program to offer some community programming for the residents of North Granville. Everyone is Welcome. Courses are offered at no charge. Specific to some courses there may be a small cost for materials or bring your own. PLEASE pre-register for courses as we have limited space.

Bookings are being taken by Kellie Saarloos at 886-2886 to hold family events or other uses at th Center. Our objective is to have the center open, accessible and welcoming for community use. This spring we installed a keypad lock system at the Center. This lock system has the capacity to track when specific key codes are used to open the door. The objective of installing this lock syst was to replace the need for keys to be copied and signed out specifically for those that wanted to use the exercise equipment at the Center (there never seemed to be enough keys). So we are encouraging any community members who wish to have access to the exercise equipment on a fir come first serve basis, that they contact Kellie and she will get you to sign out an access number that is attributed to the person and can be tracked by the lock system when used. We have added additional security lighting for the door so as people can get easy access.

Available for use on a first come first serve basis during the day or evenings. There is no cost for use. A key code can be obtained from Kellie Saarloos by contacting her at 886-2886 and signing a code, then you can come and go as you please.

Courses Offered at the Center

“CHAIR and BALANCE” fitness classes instructed by Michele Gallant Mondays at 6pm
These classes help in building strength, co-ordination, flexibility and balance and are designed for older adults who are beginners to exercising, for those recovering from surgeries or those with conditions that limit mobility such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, CP, MS, Parkinson, etc.. Class is offered at no cost.

Learn to Play Cards Mondays at 7pm
Come out and learn to play Auction, 45’s and Crib. Beginners welcome! Class is offered at no cost. Please pre-register by calling Kellie at 902-886-2886 to reserve a space.

Learn to Crochet Fridays at 10am
If you have never crocheted before than this is where to learn. If it has been a while since you’ve attempted to crochet and need a helping hand to get you back on the horse then you will find it here. Join Norma on Friday mornings at the center at 10am. Classes start Jan 13th. Class is offered at no cost. Please pre-register by calling Kellie at 902-886-2886 to reserve a space.

The Natural Home and Body March 18th at 10am
It is easy to make your own natural home cleaning products and this workshop will show you how. Learn about more sustainable ways to clean your home and why these natural alternatives are better for your family, the environment, and save you money. Class is offered at no cost. Please pre-register by calling Kellie 902-886-2886 to reserve a space.

Photography for Youth March 20th at 9am
Youth with an accompanying adult can experience a collaborative class on the introduction to photography basics. Take along your camera, have fun and learn something together. Class is offered at no cost. Please pre-register by calling Kellie 902-886-2886 to reserve a space.

EXERCISE CLASSES WITH Krista Hickey, Tuesday at 6:30 PM and Saturday at 8:00 AM.
The Tues/Sat class she conducts is “Body Pump” which is a weight-resistance fitness class that focuses on toning and strengthening the entire body, set to upbeat music, using athletic moves and manageable weights. It is a 60 minute workout, coordinated to motivational music, and is suitable for all fitness levels. There are a limited number of yoga mats available at the Center for use by this class. If you are interested in registering for Body Pump or have questions contact her at 886-2128 or e-mail her at
Check our events page for more information and for other events.


Many thanks to all the volunteers that are providing support by taking their turn to cut the grass, open the Center and that have and continue to assist on Thursday night card play. As well Board members give of their time and support for the Center. The Center would not operate without our volunteers’ contributions.