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KidQuest
Join us after school! Busing to Our Lady of Lourdes and Parkview will be facilitated through Student Transportations services. Our trained staff will deliver value based programming that engages kids in active recreational activities. Interactive games, crafts, music, dance and formal sports will be mixed to offer a great variety of programming. Lessons on nutrition will also be delivered each Wednesday to ensure kids learn how to eat a balanced diet. Snacks are to be provided by the parents for both before and after school times except on Wednesdays.

Child Programs

Active & Creative Kids
Offers a variety of activities for children including sports, crafts, active games and fitness. The goal of this program is to encourage children to have a healthy lifestyle in a supervised, fun and safe environment.

International Sports
This program is an opportunity for participants to engage in a variety of different sports. They will learn the basic skills needed to play the game.  Check with the branch for specific mandatory protective equipment when registering.

Dance* 

Dance involves moevement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music. It's a fun form of expression, social interaction and exercise. This program will be taught by a qualified, third party, Dance Instructor from Absolute Dance in Kilworth. Children will learn the fundamental movements of Jazz and Hip-Hop in a fun and interactive way.

Youth Circuit Training
This program is designed to teach youth the fundamentals of working out. Come out for fun workouts consisting of resistance and cardio training.

Growing Chefs!*
Growing Chefs! Ontario cooking programs offered in partnership with the YMCA of Western Ontario are all about having fun exploring food and cooking! Children will learn the basics of food preparation, cooking techniques, healthy eating – but most of all, they'll learn how to create and enjoy amazing food with professional chefs. Fall sessions will be offered to children ages 9 – 12 and the themes will be seasonal, quick, easy and cost effective meals that your kids will WANT to eat. Growing Chefs! offers the best hands-on entertaining and interactive cooking experiences for children in London. Registration is required.

Workshop Dates:
September 14, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

December 14, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Intro to Music & Instruments*
(5-17 yrs)"
Our experienced teachers are leading a group class starting this September for ages 5-17. The material of the classes will cover fun music history, musical instruments, and music theory for beginner and intermediate musicians. We will also cover the basic string instruments that constitute most quartets (Violin, Viola, and Cello). We recommend this class for those who wish to partake in the Ensemble classes, as it will help with reading sheet music.

Ensemble Music Lessons*
(5-17 yrs)"
Creating harmonies in communities is the name of the game! This class will take all musicians, beginner and experienced alike, and begin the process of instructing smaller groups to play their instruments together. Students that sign up will be placed in a group and assigned musical pieces (From a wide variety of genres) to learn and perform! Class time will be used to not only learn about playing an instrument and reading sheet music, but also how to polish pieces to perfection for families and community alike. A wonderful experience for music lovers!

Karate*
A non-aggressive approach toward conflict resolution is emphasized in this program as well as instruction in all the basic blocks, kicks and striking techniques. Skills are taught in a fun, interactive games approach format.  **Attendance on both days is MANDATORY for grading purposes. 

Y Golf** - 5 Week Learn to Golf Program
Run in partnership with the Fanshawe Golf Coaches School, this one of a kind custom designed program for participants ages 4-13 will teach themproper grip, posture, stance & alignment; all while teaching life skills - respect, cooperation, sportspersonship, focus, teamwork, perseverance, etiquette and emotional regulation.  Safety is the main factor, and holds an equal place in each class with FUN, FUN & more FUN! 


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