NVRC is pleased to offer modified outdoor fitness, sports, tennis and arts activities for all ages and families starting Monday, June 8, 2020. The programs will incorporate public health and safety measures.
There are 50 different outdoor classes each week from low and high interval fitness classes and breathe yoga to sketching in nature and family dance and fun in the park. Class sizes are limited to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and advance registration before the class is required.
View the outdoor class schedule
- June 8-13 (available for registration begining June 1 at 9am)
- June 14-20 (available for registration beginning June 8 at 9am)
- June 21-27 (available for registration beginning June 14 at 9am)
- June 28-30 (available for registration beginning June 21 at 9am)
These classes are registered programs and so are not included in the fitness membership inclusions. NVRC is planning the resumption of fitness centre and fitness drop-in classes, however further information is not yet available. Read more about membership extension and refund options for fitness members on the refunds page.
Pre-registration is required for each individual class. Drop-ins will not be allowed. Registration for each week of classes will start on the Monday one week before. Registration starts on Monday, June 1 at 9am for classes running June 8-14. You can register online at nvrc.ca or by phone at 604-987-7529.
Please note as facilities are currently closed, in-person registration is not possible at this time.
|Breathe Yoga||This class will combine traditional yoga, cardio, strength and pilates to help improve your overall well-being.|
|Cardio Kick'n It||This class will build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility. A combination class of martial arts, kicking and boxing with upbeat music for a high-energy workout.|
|Cardio Vista 1,2||This classic aerobics class will get your body moving by combining simple choreography and resistance training followed by a relaxing stretch component.|
|Backyard L.I.I.T 1,2||A low impact, low to moderate intensity class that will challenge you with intervals of cardio and strength training.|
|Backyard H.I.I.T 3||A high impact, moderate to high intensity class that will challenge you with intervals of cardio and strength training.|
|Cardio Vista 3||This class incorporates traditional choreography of high impact moves as well as low impact alternatives mixed with a variety of conditioning exercises.|
|Breathe, Flow Stretch||This class will combine traditional stretch, strength, balance and stability exercises to improve your overall wellbeing.|
|Backyard Rope L.I.I.T 2||A high intensity class that will challenge you with intervals of cardio and strength training. Please bring 15.5’ of 3/8” to ½” inch braided rope to make your own suspension trainer.|
|Trails and Entrails||Participants begin with a self-paced & self-guided warm-up/trail run then into a guided H.I.I.T. session which will expose “their inner fitness selves”. This isn’t a race, it’s a matter of pace.|
|Plein Air Public Art Walk||This course combines learning rudimentary Plein Air techniques with exposure to the rich history of Public Art in the Lower Lonsdale area. During each session we will walk to local Public Art, learn about its relationship to the area and document it in our sketch books. No previous experience necessary. Supplies not included.|
|Tai Chi Yang Style All Forms 19yrs+||Yang style emphasizes natural movement and smooth energy flow to develop health, harmony and power. The program can include long forms, short forms, applications, Qi Gong, meditation, long sword, staff etc. Everyone welcome.|
|1.5/2.0 Fun-Play||90 minutes of low-key co-ed Doubles play mixing partners each round. Balls supplied. Run by NVTC Coaching Staff|
|Tennis 2.5/3.0 Fun-Play||90 minutes of low-key co-ed Doubles play mixing partners each round. Balls supplied. Run by NVTC Coaching Staff|
|Tennis 2.5 Practice and Play||45 Minutes of practice drills and 45 minutes of supervised play. Run by NVTC Coaching Staff. Balls Supplied.|
|Tennis 3.0 Practice and Play||45 Minutes of practice drills and 45 minutes of supervised play. Run by NVTC Coaching Staff. Balls Supplied.|
|Tennis 4.0 Practice and Play||45 Minutes of practice drills and 45 minutes of supervised play. Run by NVTC Coaching Staff. Balls Supplied.|
|Family Music in the Park||Enjoy the beauty of music! Let our instructor guide you through a basic introduction to sound and rhythm. Bring your own instrument (guitar, ukulele, maracas, etc ).|
Community and Special Events
|Family Play in the Park Series : Learn-To-Jump Rope 8yrs+||Jump rope is a super fun way to exercise and stay active! This class offers simple instruction on the basics of jumping rope! All levels welcome! Bring your own rope.|
|Family Play in the Park Series: Silly Skills & Drills||Balance, hop, skip and roll! Children will have the opportunity to move through stations at their own pace. Guided by an instructor using physical literacy practices, children will learn the basics of movement while having fun! Parent supervision required for 3-6yrs|
|Family Play in the Park Series: Field Games||Join in on the fun of Straight-Away Relays and classic games like I See! I See!, Red Light Green Light and Ship Wreck! Children under 8 yrs must be accompanied by an adult.|
|Family Play in the Park Series: Game Night||All ages fun, come out for a night fun classic games like Charades, Bingo and freeze Dance and more.|
|Family Play in the Park Series: Dad's Rock! Lip Syncing Contest||No experience or prep necessary. Show up, have fun and rock on.|
|Family Dance & Fun 2yrs+||Bring your Picnic blanket and join in the fun. Activities including Creative Dance, Ballet, and Hip-Hop movements, games and songs led by instructor Svetlana I. This is a great experience for families with children age 2-7 years. Arrive early and don't forget your blanket or large towels.|
|Family Dance Sampler 5yrs+||Learn dance technique, improvisation, and how to create your own dance art. Move with the music and emote with various dance styles that include: Hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, lyrical and free-style. Taught by dance artist Virginia Duivenvoorden”|
|Family Disco Dance Party Fun-Ka-licious!||Disco dance emerged from the 70s and has never stopped. Join us for a fun dance session with classic hits from the 70s and more! Fun Ka Licious! Costumes are optional.|
|Family HIp Hop 6yrs +||Bring the family to William Griffin Field and join professional pop star and dancer, David Fisher for a fun filled hour of dancing. Each week David will teach basic Hip Hop steps and choreography designed for the whole family to participate.|
|Breath Yoga Family||This class will combine traditional yoga, cardio, strength and pilates to help improve your overall well-being.|
|Sing! Dance! Act!||A perfect outlet for children who love the spotlight. Through singing, dancing, acting and a variety of fun-filled improvisation games and activities, children will develop cooperation, teamwork and creativity. This will take place in a park ensuring social distancing.|
|Sketching in Nature||Join Cherie Summers in this introductory class that will teach basic sketching techniques while exploring the beauty Mosquito Creek and the surrounding area has to offer. Participants will learn to document the beauty of nature surrounding them and how to make art mobile. No previous experience necessary. Supplies not included.|
|Cartooning||Learn the basic of cartooning with Cherie Summers! Explore character development, facial expressions, creating action and drama.|
Certifications & Leadership
|Home Alone||An interactive safety training program for youths ages 10+. This program prepares youth for the important step of staying home alone safely. This course teaches safety, first aid, and comfort skills through interactive games and role playing. Staying home alone isn’t an event, it’s a process – students will come away with knowledge, skills and more confidence.|
|Hip Hop 12-15yrs||Join professional pop star and dancer, David Fisher for an action packed hour of Hip Hop. Each week David will teach Hip Hop steps and choreography designed for all levels and interests.|
Health and Safety
Before Your Class
To protect the safety of others, participants must not participate in programs if:
- They have any of the following symptoms; fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, body aches, headache, new loss of taste, loss of smell or sore throat.
- In the last 14 days, they have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed COVID- 19 diagnosis or probable case of COVID-19
- They have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days.
If any of the above applies to you, please contact NVRC by calling 604 987 7529 to cancel before the start of the class. You will receive a full refund.
NVRC staff have developed extensive health and safety measures to protect the community and classes will take place observing physical distancing.
During Your Class
Please follow these steps to reduce the transmission of COVID-19:
- Stay home if you are sick (even just cold or allergy symptoms)
- Wash or sanitize hands directly before and after your class
- Stay a minimum of 2m (6ft) from others (except for household members)
- Avoid touching your face
- Listen carefully to staff instructions and follow them closely
- Avoid lingering both before and after your class
Find out more information on NVRC’s Health and Safety Protocols.
For these programs during the COVID-19 pandemic NVRC has made temporary changes to our refund policy. If you are not able to attend the program, please contact NVRC at 604-987-7529 before the start of the class so another community member can take part. As long as you cancel prior to the start of the class, a full refund will be provided.
If the class is cancelled due to bad weather, NVRC will contact you one hour prior to the class. Please ensure your account has a phone number you can be reached at. Call NVRC on 604 987 7529 to update your details.