Events and Workshops

Check out listings and registration information below, or click here to download a copy of our- Fall Community Program Guide

 

HEALTH AND FITNESS PROGRAMS

Yoga Bliss
Thursdays Sept.21 – Dec. 7 @ 6:00 – 7:00pm
$100 for 12 weeks.   Register here

Cindy shares an inwards, meditative style of yoga bringing about union and harmony to the body, mind and spirit. Classes flow gracefully from initial relaxation through breathing exercises, sun salutations, postures and return to a state of blissful relaxation and guided meditation. Instructor: Cindy Fort

Monday Night Pump

Mondays Sept. 18 – Oct. 23 @ 6:00 – 7:30 pm
$50.00/6 week series   Register here

Looking for a great way to get motivated in the gym? Join us on Monday nights for a 45 min – 1 hour workout (circuit training, Tabata, cardio and more) leaving 30 minutes for you to put your new skills to use. This fitness series is designed for all levels of fitness and can be modified accordingly. Instructor: Stephanie Ferdinand

Spring Forest Qigong
Tuesdays Nov.  7 – Dec.  12 @ 7:30 – 8:30pm
$50 for 6 weeks Register here

Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ) is a powerful self-healing practice of gentle movements that can be done standing, sitting or lying down.  This practice consists of meditation exercises designed to assist with improving health and well being and is comprised of 4 components: visualization, breath, postures/movements and sound.  Instructor: Kimi Nakamura

Infinite Possibilities – The Art of Changing Your Life
Wednesdays Nov. 1 to Dec.  13 @ 6:30 – 8:00pm
$75.00 for 7 classes  Register here
This program is based on the bestselling book, Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams.  You will be encouraged to examine beliefs that have been limiting you.  It will help you discover ways to redirect those beliefs and thoughts.  While there are spiritual aspects to this training, it is not religious. This is a very empowering program!  Instructor: Kimi Nakamura

Self Defense Classes

An interactive exposure to safety awareness, assertiveness communication, and practical physical moves for use in potentially dangerous situations.  Instructor:  Beth Nichol  * Pre-registration required

Mother – Daughter Community Class, ages 12 and up – Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 – 9:00, $25 per pair.  Individual teens and women $20 per person  Register here

Girls Only After School class, grades 6 to 9 –  Wednesday, October 4, 3:15 – 4:45 – FREE of charge.  Register by email at laketrailvision@gmail.ca

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PARENTAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Families Thrive- Nurtured Heart Approach®

Thursday Sept. 21 & 28 @ 6:00 – 7:30 pm
$40/person- for both sessions  Register here
In this 3 hour quick start workshop, you will be fully trained to begin using the Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA). Empowering, effective and heart centered, it is transforming behaviour, building relationships, improving communication and fostering stronger children from the inside out. More information online.
Instructor: Marny Elliott (B.A., R.I.H.R.)

Loving the Teen Years?!?  A  Workshop for Parents
Wednesday, Oct. 18 @ 6:30 – 8:30pm
$15/participant or $20/couple  Register here

An interactive workshop for parents of teens and preteens designed to enhance communication skills and create positive, supportive, healthy relationships at home.  Workshop will cover teen brain development, coaching language and how to use it with teens, point of view listening skills, making requests and creating agreements with your teen. Instructor: Christina Willard-Stepan

“In the Know” with the FORCE BC
Drop-in 4th Monday every month
7:00 – 9:00 pm Lake Trail library

These free sessions provide parent education on various child/youth mental health topics, and provide a discussion time for parents/caregivers to network and find support in one another.  For more information or to connect with the FORCE Society for Kids’ Mental Health for support for your child/family, please email colleen@forcesociety.com  or  F.O.R.C.E. Society in BC

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ART WORKSHOPS

Paint with Me Workshop – Poppies!
Monday, Nov. 6 @ 6:00 – 9:30 pm
$40.00/person  Register here
Experience the growing trend of ‘Paint With Me Parties’! Together with a group of other aspiring artists create your very own work of art in this guided workshop. All materials are supplied. Instructor: Foxglove Hollow Studio

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NATURE/ENVIRONMENTAL WORKSHOPS

Comox Valley Fossil Adventures

Friday Sept. 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Register here

OR Friday Oct. 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm  Register here

(Register for one or the other – content will be the same for both days)

$10.00/parent & child [7-15 years old]
*Pre-registration required

Looking for a great Pro-D Day activity to do with your kids? Why not go fossil hunting? Russ and Lori Ball have been teaching and exploring for over 20 years, and love to share their skills, passion and expertise on the local history, geology and fossil knowledge here in the Comox Valley. You and your child will experience hands on identification, geology, history and a safety lesson before heading to the river to explore.
Please bring a lunch and wear weather appropriate footwear and clothing. Bring eye protection and a rock hammer if you have one. A backpack with hat, water, gloves and newspaper to wrap their goodies in is helpful too.

(2 hrs in the classroom, 2 hrs on the river)

Interpretive Stream Walks with the Morrison Creek Streamkeepers
Saturday oct 7 & Saturday oct.14
1:00 – 3:00 pm weather permitting
(Free) Drop-ins welcome! Join local naturalist experts for two interpretive stream walks. Meet at Lake Trail School. For more information about the walks and the Morrison Creek Streamkeepers please contact: jansgem@gmail.com

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“HOW TO” WORKSHOPS

Stay Tuned!

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FOOD WORKSHOPS

Fall Harvest Community Dinner – September 19, 5:00 – 7:30

Join the LTNC Community, staff and Board in enjoying the abundance of our beautiful garden.

Food, fun and live music in the garden.  Bring a dish for sharing if you would like.

Fermentation & Probiotics
Thursday, Sept. 28 @ 6:00 – 8:30 pm
$20.00/person   Register here
Gut health is key to our overall health.  Learn to add more natural probiotics and feed your gut good bacteria through raw fermented foods.  Make sauerkraut and naturally pickled carrots to take home along with their simple recipes and sample homemade kombucha.
Instructor: Kimi Nakamura

Indian Curries
Wednesday Oct.  11 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $20/person  Register here
Come and learn to create a taste of authentic South African style curries, cooking with vegetable from the garden and local chicken. Instructor: Shirley Lewis

Samosas
Wednesday Oct. 25 @ 6:30 – 8:30pm
Cost: $20/person  Register here
Create vegetarian and/or meat samosas using an authentic style of dough making.

Korean Food
Wednesday Nov.8  @ 6:30 – 8:30pm
Cost: $20/person  Register here
Learn to make Bibimbap (the word literally means “mixed rice”.) Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste), soy sauce, or doenjang (a fermented soybean paste).  Fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. Come and try!

Grain-free Baking
Thursday, Nov. 23 @ 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $20/person  Register here
This class will explore the new and different ways of baking without wheat and other combination flours (rice, potato starch, etc.) which are replacing wheat flour.  Learn about what role gluten plays in baking and how to replace it. Learn why eliminating the fine ‘flours’ from our diet creates health. Bake a recipe and take home samples for your family to taste, along with recipes.   Your baking will never be the same again!

Pie Making
Thursday Oct. 5 @ 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Cost: Free Drop-ins welcome!
*Preregistration preferred by emailing laketrailvision@gmail.com.
First place Pie winner at the 2016 Comox Valley Fall Fair and Exhibition, Sheila McDonnell will guide you through pie making just in time for Thanksgiving! Please come to the foods room at Lake Trail School. All supplies provided

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