North Granville Community Center

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Community Center Highlights
October 20, 2010 –


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.

Coming Events Highlights
The Halloween Party at the Center has always being a great success. We look forward to this year’s extent. It is the community tradition that children do not trick or treat from house io house on Halloween night. Instead, people are encouraged to drop off their treats at the Center and on Halloween eve children in the community are treated to a party and treat distribution. Treats can be dropped off at the Center during the day or for even more fun come and drop your treats off at the party itself. Bring your carved pumpkins to the hall for the great pumpkin contest. There will be activities for the children. Reminder to all residents that treats can be dropped to the hall anytime during that day for distribution at the party. lf you have any questions or want to provide support for the center set up or party please contact Krista Hickey at 886-2128 or Rochelle Sullivan at 886-3356.NORTH GRANVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, Monday Dec 7th, 7 PM.
The North Granville Center holds the annual general meeting each year after the end November (the Center’s business year runs from Dec lst to Nov 30, each year) to provide an opportunity for everyone in the community to attend and see the presentation of the treasurers report, plans for the coming year and election of executive and board members. This year’s executive and board consist of Don Maynard as president, Kellie Saarloos as secretary, Clayton Smith as treasurer, and board members Patti Hawkins, Rochelle Sullivan, Jessica McKenna, Dale Amundson, Dan Amundson, Krista Hickey and Shawn Hill. Look for further information in future update.

Our annual Christmas gathering for the young and young at heart. Santa will be coming to the Christmas gathering. Hope to see you there as it is a great opportunity to wish community members a happy holiday. Look for further information in future update.

Courses Offered at the Center

Just Arting Around. Come join Karen Slater in a casual environment where you can explore creative expression through a variety of mediums. Beginners/intermediate levels welcome. Classes Wednesday Mornings at 9:30 am at the North Granville Community Center. Classes start October
26 Please call Kellie to reserve your space 902-886-2886

CPR– Sandra Graham RN will be teaching a CPR and AED course on Sunday November 20 at 6 pm. Please contact Sandra at or by phone or text at 902-218-0847 for information or to register.

Photography – Join Clayton for a basic p0hotography class at the center. Classes begin Monday October 24 at 7 pm. Limited spaces available.. Please call Clinton at 902-886-3360 to reserve your space

Learn to Crochet – If you have never crocheted before than this is where to learn. lf 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 10 am. Classes start October 28th please pre-register by calling Kellie to reserve a space.

Chair Fit – Beginning Oct 24th every Monday at 1 pm North Granville Community Center chair fit classes. Hosted by Certified Personal Trainer Krista Shields. What is chair Fit you ask? It is a low intensity exercise that involves strengthening muscles, helps with flexibility and range of motion. It’s a great way to keep mobile and waken parts of your body that we don’t tend to use. Also it’s a great and supportive atmosphere to get out and meet your neighbors’ and share one common goal. . .to keep fit and feeling fantastic. Please call Kellie to reserve your space 902-886.

The Natural Home and Body – 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. If you have ever questioned the long list of unrecognizable ingredients contained in any given body product, you aren’t alone. This workshop will give participants the knowledge to make the best/safest choice for themselves and the environment when shopping for these items

Other courses starting in the upcoming months include cake decorating, learn to play cards, and Chair yoga class.

**Look for our monthly newsletters for more information or feel free to call Kellie 902-886-2866.

THURSDAY NIGHT CARDS, 7:30 PM – Card play is each Thursday), night at 7:30 PM, with prizes and 50,50 draw. A11 are welcome.

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 a-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.