Upcoming events

    • 1 Jan 2019
    • 31 Dec 2019
    • OCA
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    For recording drop in and punch cards clients

    • 7 Jan 2019
    • 15 Mar 2019
    • 38 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre

    Our playgroup’s large toy collection, activity tables and circle time with instruments serve as a stepping stone to prepare your children for preschool and daycare. Coffee, tea and snack provided. There are no playgroups on Wednesdays, holidays, Pro-D days or school breaks. Maximum four children per one adult.

    Oaklands Community Centre           $3 suggested donation

    M,T,Th,F      Jan 7–Mar 15           9:30–11:30 am


    • 13 Jan 2019
    • 24 Feb 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
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    Enjoy this fun opportunity to play with your kids while learning poses and games that can be revisited in your day-to-day life. Learn how to engage your kids in yoga games, moving to music, breathing exercises, relaxation exercises, and partner yoga. Instructor: Sarah Bolen

    Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-In $11

    55570     Su     Jan 13–Feb 24           10–10:45 am

    *No class Feb 17


    • 13 Jan 2019
    • 24 Feb 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
    • 20
    Register

    In this flow class you’ll be guided through postures in a Vinyasa style to encourage proper alignment of the body and bring balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner.

    Oaklands Community Centre      6/$54 or Drop-in $12

    55519     Su     Jan 13–Feb 24           10–11:15 am

    *No class Feb 17


    • 14 Jan 2019
    • 11 Mar 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre

    In collaboration with Victoria Child Care Resource & Referral (CCRR), we are pleased to host a playgroup for home-based childcare providers. This playgroup offers an opportunity to connect with other caregivers, learn new skills from an experienced facilitator and your fellow peers, and provide the children in your care with the opportunity to play with other kids using a number of different learning play stations provided by the CCRR. No Playgroup on holidays or Pro-D days. Certificate of completed hours provided at the end of the session.

    Please contact the community centre at 250-370-9101 to register.

    Oaklands Community Centre           7/$14 per child

    55522     M      Jan 14–Mar 11           9:45–11:15 am

    *No playgroup  Jan 21 & Feb 18


    • 14 Jan 2019
    • 11 Mar 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
    • 20
    Register

    Join a community of seniors and older adults for a total body workout appropriate for any fitness level.  Classes are designed to increase flexibility, joint stability, balance, coordination,agility, carvdiovascular and muscle endurance and strength.

    Oaklands Community Centre      7/$56 or Drop-in $10

    55589     M      Jan 14–Mar 11          1–1:45 pm

    *No class Jan 21 & Feb 18


    • 14 Jan 2019
    • 25 Feb 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
    • 20
    Register

    Belly Dance Flexfit is a combination of fun Middle Eastern belly dance, cardio and core exercises. Belly dancing is a low-impact, high-energy dance form that’s great for all ages. This program focuses on engaging the core using belly dance movements and blending upbeat and slow beat rhythms with easy-to-follow combinations and choreography for a total body workout. Let your body and mind dance to the exotic rhythms while improving your overall fitness!

    Oaklands Community Centre      6/$54 or Drop-in $12

    55446     M      Jan 14–Feb 25           5:45–6:45 pm

    *No class  Feb 18


    • 14 Jan 2019
    • 25 Feb 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
    • 19
    Register

    Join us for one of the fastest growing Latin dance inspired fitness crazes across the world! People of all ages are falling in love with its infectious music, easy-to-follow dance moves and body-sculpting benefits. Come dance to the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, Mambo and other Latin beats!

    Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-in $12

    55469     M      Jan 14–Feb 25           6:15–7:15 pm

    *No class Feb 18


    • 15 Jan 2019
    • 12 Mar 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
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    Join our licensed Early Childhood Educator instructor, Narisse, for an introduction to art techniques, tools and materials. The focus of this class is to experience creating art together. Enjoy a sensory exploration into the colour world of art! All supplies included. Please dress in clothes you can get messy in.

    Oaklands Community Centre $10 Drop-in

    T Jan 15-Mar 12 9:30-10:15 am

    • 15 Jan 2019
    • 5 Mar 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
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    Enjoy creative play and dance with your 1.5-3 year olds. MoonDanceArts will provide a fun, interactive series of classes in a welcoming atmosphere. Caregiver participation required. Instructor: MoonDanceArts

    Oaklands Community Centre           8/$72

    55513     Tu     Jan 15–Mar 5          10:45–11:15 am


    • 15 Jan 2019
    • 5 Mar 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
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    Experience high energy rhythm and dance with MoonDanceArts! Movements are influenced by Jazz, African, Indian and Latin rhythms. Dancers will also explore percussion, song and role play while experimenting with their own movements. Instructor: MoonDanceArts.

    Oaklands Community Centre          8/$72

    55516     Tu     Jan 15–Mar 4          11:15–11:45 am



    • 15 Jan 2019
    • 5 Mar 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
    • 15
    Register

    This class is for those with previous knowledge of Spanish. Learn how to listen and respond naturally in Spanish including grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Practice common scenarios including going to a store, checking into a hotel and ordering a meal in a restaurant.

    Oaklands Community Centre          8/$72

    55525     T       Jan 15–Mar 5            12–1 pm


    • 15 Jan 2019
    • 12 Mar 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
    • 20
    Register

    In this 45 minute class, we will do strengthening of all the major muscle groups. We then spend time to ensure that each muscle group is stretched out. These exercises increase your strength and flexibility which increases your ability to walk with greater ease and certainty. This class can be done sitting or standing. Instructor: Helen Dougherty

    Oaklands Community Centre     9/$72 or Drop-in $10

    55510     T       Jan 15–Mar 12          1–1:45 pm


    • 15 Jan 2019
    • 19 Feb 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Oaklands Neighbourhood House
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    Gareth started cartooning when he discovered comic books in 1978. He was five years old. He grew up to not only own a comic book shop but also to draw comic books for a living. He has also taught cartooning classes for the past 20 years at such venues as The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, The Royal British Columbia Museum, The Robert Bateman Centre, Poppet Creative, The YMCA, and in his own cartooning school at Legends Comics’ Back Room Studio. Join him for these fun sessions at Oaklands Community Centre where he’ll show his techniques and tricks to creating interesting cartoons, comic strips, and comic books. Creating characters, drawing with ink and ink wash, and telling stories about being a globe-trotting cartoon journeyman. Gareth is perhaps most well-known for The Perogy Cat and The Monster Sisters, but wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of him at all. No experience required.

    Oaklands Neighbourhood House 6/$120 or Drop-in $25

    55543     T       Jan 15–Feb 19           6–7 pm


    • 15 Jan 2019
    • 26 Feb 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
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    HIIT is a total body, heart pumping, aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body. Expect warm up and cool down times with a half hour HIIT session, between, outdoors if possible. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided.

    Oaklands Community Centre 7/$63 or Drop-in $12

    55458 T Jan 15–Feb 26 6–7 pm



    • 15 Jan 2019
    • 19 Feb 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
    • 20
    Register

    Experience the fun new workout that everyone is talking about. Groove is a revolutionary workout that celebrates everybody’s unique way of moving. Break out of the fitness box! The movements are purpose-driven and designed to build strength, cardio and endurance. Multi-level class, suitable for those looking for a low-impact activity. No experience necessary.

    Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-in $12

    55454     T       Jan 15–Feb 19           7–8 pm



    • 15 Jan 2019
    • 19 Feb 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
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    Bachata is a popular partner social dance that originated from the Dominican Republic. Continue learning basic footwork and body isolation techniques, fun patterns, and musicality so you could dance the night away. Under the spell of the music, feel the rhythm, the connection, have fun and lose yourself. Partner preferred but not required. This class is for dancers with previous Bachata experience.

    Oaklands Community Centre          6/$54

    55421     T       Jan 15–Feb 19           8–9 pm


    • 16 Jan 2019
    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
    • 20
    Register

    Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese exercise, helps to strengthen the body, improve balance and circulation, and can alleviate many chronic ailments. This accessible and meditative class will help exercise your mind and body through a series of gentle, flowing postures.

    Oaklands Community Centre         9/$36

    55547     W      Jan 16–Mar 13             11 am–12 pm


    • 16 Jan 2019
    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 2629 Victor Street, Oaklands Neighbourhood House
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    This is an introduction to acting that covers such topics as voice, movements, storytelling and improvisation. These are great skills to learn that help build confidence through game play and fun exercises. Instructor: Asha Mehrabi

    Oaklands Neighbourhood House      6/$60

    55566    W            Jan 16–Feb 20    5:45–6:55 pm


    • 16 Jan 2019
    • 3 Apr 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
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    This course is for those with previous knowledge of Italian. Further develop your proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing in a fun and interactive environment.

    Oaklands Community Centre          12/$108

    55472     W      Jan 16–Apr 3             6–7 pm


    • 16 Jan 2019
    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
    • 20
    Register

    This is a Bollywood-inspired dance fitness program that combines choreography with the hottest music from around the world. This 50-minute cardio workout cycles between higher and lower-intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating, and motivated. The infectious expression and movement of Bollywood is safe and powerful total body workout for all fitness levels.

    Oaklands Community Centre 6/$54 or Drop-in $12

    55450     W      Jan 16–Feb 20           7:15–8:15 pm


    • 16 Jan 2019
    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
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    Learn one of the most popular and fast-growing dances in Canada and the world. Kizomba is a slow and sensual partner dance from Angola. Continue learning basic steps, connection, musicality and many ways to create patterns. Watch out! You may become addicted to this dance. Partner preferred. This class is for dancers with previous Kizomba experience.

    Oaklands Community Centre          6/$54

    55425     W      Jan 16–Feb 20           8:15–9:15 pm


    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 14 Mar 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
    • 15
    Register

    This class will give both moms and babies up to 9 months the opportunity to make the most of this precious time in life. Everyone will get the chance to stretch, move and relax while spending time together. This class allows mom to focus on baby when necessary; nursing, changing diapers, comforting your babe, while also getting time to focus on oneself. Find music, laughter, massage and hands-on stretching in this enjoyable class. Instructor: Jenny Hindley

    Oaklands Community Centre 9/$81 or Drop-in $12

    55496     Th     Jan 17–Mar 14          12–1 pm


    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 14 Mar 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
    • 20
    Register

    Join a community of seniors and older adults for a total body workout appropriate for any fitness level.  Classes are designed to increase flexibility, joint stability, balance, coordination,agility, carvdiovascular and muscle endurance and strength.

    Oaklands Community Centre      9/$72 or Drop-in $10

    55590     Th     Jan 17–Mar 14          1–1:45 pm

    *No class Feb 18


    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 7 Mar 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Oaklands Elementary School Gym
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    Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child's world to teach the game of soccer. NCCP Certified instructors will use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of playing soccer and being comfortable in a sporty environment.

    Oaklands Elementary School Gym 8/$112

    Th     Jan 17–Mar 7          4:30–5:15 pm

    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 7 Mar 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Oaklands Elementary School Gym
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    Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child's world to teach the game of soccer. NCCP Certified instructors will use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of playing soccer and being comfortable in a sporty environment.

    Oaklands Elementary School Gym 8/$112

    Th     Jan 17–Mar 7          5:15–6 pm

    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Oaklands Neighbourhood House
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    Youth will be introduced to poses, sequences and breathing exercises that will help boost confidence, strengthen the body and improve posture. Participants will leave this class with a yoga toolbox to help manage stress and tension. This class will also explore partner yoga, meditation and yoga games.

    Oaklands Neighbourhood House      6/$54 or Drop-in $11

    55408     Th     Jan 17–Feb 21           6–6:45 pm


    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Oaklands Neighbourhood House
    • 20
    Register

    A 60 minute Hatha Yoga class focused on body awareness, safe alignment, and a strong mind-body connection. Designed to cultivate balance, strength, mobility, and joint stability in your body.

    Oaklands Neighbourhood House      6/$54 or Drop-in $12

    55968     Th     Jan 17–Feb 21          6–7 pm



    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 28 Feb 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
    • 25
    Register

    Channel your inner rockstar with this full-body cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, sweat dripping fun of playing the drums. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted exercise drumsticks, torch calories and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your favourite music!

    Oaklands Community Centre 7/$63 or Drop-in $12

    55463     Th     Jan 17–Feb 28           6–7 pm



    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Oaklands Neighbourhood House
    • 15
    Register

    This class is perfect for anyone planning to visit Spanish-speaking countries or those who just want a taste of the language. Learn basic grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary for travelers including introductions and greetings, how to order food and beverages, currency and directions in a fun and interactive environment. No previous experience required.

    Oaklands Neighbourhood House   6/$54

    55475     Th     Jan 17–Feb 21           7–8 pm



    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 28 Feb 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
    • 20
    Register

    A Hatha practice blended with Pilates that offers mind, body and spiritual instruction to inspire and rejuvenate. This class will offer a few twists to the classical style. Join in this fresh and fun class to find your flexible body, calm your mind and inspire your spirit. Yoga mats and blocks available. Instructor: Nicole D’Agati

    Oaklands Community Centre      7/$63 or Drop-in $12

    55504     Th     Jan 17–Feb 28           7:15–8:30 pm


    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 7 Feb 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
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    This friendly, supportive class will include safe and gentle movements to prepare your body for birth. Focus will be placed on strengthening deep core muscles, releasing tension and rejuvenating your entire body. These gentle asanas will benefit your spine, uterus and pelvic floor and increase overall comfort. Connect with other moms-to-be in your community as you enjoy the benefits of this popular class. This class is appropriate for both new and experienced students. Instructor: Angela McMillan, prenatal certified

    Oaklands Community Centre      4/$36 or Drop-in $12

    55500     Th     Jan 17–Feb 7             7:30–8:30 pm


    • 18 Jan 2019
    • 15 Mar 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
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    Leaving competition on the sidelines, this program uses connections to your child’s world to teach sports. NCCP Certified instructors will use games, songs and positive reinforcement, to ensure that your child experiences the joy of learning in a comfortable sporty environment.

    Oaklands Community Centre 8/$112

    55394     F       Jan 18–Mar 15          10–10:45 am

    *No class Feb 15


    • 18 Jan 2019
    • 15 Mar 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Oaklands Community Centre
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