Core Programs

The Independent Living Resource Center Calgary (ILRCC) welcomes Spring 2022.

We brought back our popular LEARN programs: Art, Yoga, Bowling, Cooking and so much more.

We are now offering Health and Wellness for 8 weeks.

Registration Fee = $100 per individual for 3 months.

Drop in classes = $20.00

Our programs will be virtual or in-person at our office. If you prefer virtual, please let us know and we can send you the link.

Visit https://www.ilrcc.ab.ca/programs-services/ or call 403-263-6880 to find out more.

Let’s hope for a better, safer 2022 and we look forward to seeing everyone again!!!


Wednesday Boston Pizza – April 6 – June 22, 2022

You are responsible to pay for your meal and for the smaller appetites, you can order from the kids menu. Everyone gets a 10% discount.

2836 Memorial Dr SE – 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Friday Paul’s Pizza – April 1 – June 24, 2022

2767 32 Ave NE

Register for the location you want to attend.

You are responsible to pay for your meal and for the smaller appetites, you can order from the kids menu. Everyone gets a 10% discount.

Gardening – April 4, 2022 – September 26, 2022 (depends on weather)

We have 2 gardens, one at the office and a larger garden in the SE. Lots of room for planting vegetables. We will be looking for volunteers to help with planting, garden maintenance and weeding.

We will be planting our seeds at the office, starting the week of May 16, depending on the weather.

We have 8 boxes left, If you don’t have space at home for a garden, come and pick your garden box and plant your garden at our office and then spend the summer watching your vegetables grow. At the end of season, you will learn how to keep your vegetables…you can freeze them, pickle your vegetables and of course eat them as they grow.

If you want to pick a vegetable box, come and talk to us.  It is $100.00 (this helps us pay for the seeds in both gardens, water, and dirt), tell us what vegetables you want and we will provide the seeds. You get to plant your vegetables, water, weed, and pick when ready. You can plant up to 4 or 5 vegetables in the office garden. Let’s discuss other vegetables you may want, as they will be planted in the SE garden. Once your garden is planted, you can come and look after it when you want and when the weather is good.

Topics include:

Start your vegetable seeds; plan what you want to grow and how much space you need.
Start an outside or patio garden
What kind of soil to use, how much water, and bugs can be your best friends
Preserve your vegetables in the Fall
What kind of soil to use, how much water, bugs can be your friends
And many other topics


Cooking

Wednesdays Learn to Cook –12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Classes run for 6 weeks.

Are you interested in learning how to cook simple, healthy meals? We would like to offer you 6 classes starting:

May 25 – June 29, 2022, we will be making some summer salads with fresh vegetables and some side dishes

Mona is very passionate about showing people how to cook safely, be creative, and save money and time.

These classes can focus on cooking as a part of life and can include topics like:
Avoid wasting food
Sanitizing everything when you start cooking and after you finish cooking
Basic ingredients for cooking
What tools to use and how to use them
Making recipes with what you have in your fridge
Trying new things
Making breakfast (how to boil water and what you can cook in boiled water)
Making lunch (easy soup, salad, sandwich)

These classes can be for people new to cooking and will require you to take a hands on approach and often follow a cookbook (or your own recipe).

 


Monday Knitting – April 4 – June 20, 2022

Mondays from 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Come out and learn how to make a scarf, touque, squares and maybe a blanket. We are also ready to knit socks.

Diana is an amazing and patient instructor. She took the steps and time and waited for us to learn how to proceed with each step.


Tuesday Arts and Crafts – April 5 – June 21, 2022

Learn different styles and techniques for drawing, painting and creating your own pictures and cards. Draw houses, people, and your pet and outdoor scenes. Be creative and work with your hands. Build with wood, metal, paper, materials.

Classes run for 12 weeks on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 2:00

The outcome would be to set up an online Art/Craft show and hopefully sell the art and crafts with the sales being returned to the artist.


Important – Saturday bowling is canceled due to a private function on May 21.

Saturday Bowling – April 09 – July 9, 2022

Chinook Bowling Depot

Classes run for 12 weeks. Time 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Each bowler pays for their own bowling: $5.50/game

Monday Bowling – April 4 – June 20, 2022

Bowling Depot NE

Each bowler pays for their own bowling: $6.00/game

Classes run for 12 weeks. Time 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.


Sign Language

Thursday American Sign Language April 7 – June 23, 2022

Learn everyday conversation using ASL! Learn how to talk with your friends, children, parents, and co-workers who are Deaf.

Thursdays from 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm for 12 weeks. Our office is open and it is fun to come in person to learn sign language with other people.

If you prefer online, please let us know and we can send you the link.


Yoga

Wednesday Yoga – April 6 – June 22, 2022

Let us know which class you are registering for

Gentle Yoga – Wednesdays from 10:30 – 11:30

or

Thursday Yoga – April 7 – June 23, 2022

Slow Flow Yoga – Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:30

These one-hour classes move at a slow pace for people new to yoga or for those simply interested in stretching and moving mindfully. Students will learn breathwork, terminology, and basic essential yoga poses, which include both standing and floor postures to create a foundation for their practice. Longer holds combined with focused breathwork unwind and relax the body and, with that, the mind follows and unwinds. This often results in having a more restful sleep.

Suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome!

This will run for 12 weeks


DJ

Music and Movement: We are looking for a facilitator and hopefully can start this program soon

Dance to the oldies, country, pop, and rock. Safely mingle with old and new friends through Zoom or limited spaces available at ILRCC. This will be a great time for music, movement, and community.

This will run for 12 weeks.

 


Thursday Night In and Around – Starting April 7, 2022

This is a drop in class for $20.00 or 12 weeks for $100.00

Thursday Night In and Around (TNIA) and will have different activities each Thursday night. (Karaoke, Movie night, Games, and Bingo Arcade and others– with prizes).

Tiffany looks forward to seeing everyone at the centre and having fun.


Thursday Health and Wellness – April 7 – June 9, 2022

Let’s get ready for summer. We will focus on 7 weeks to help us change how we feel about ourselves inside and out and then celebrate on day 8!!!

Thursdays 1:00 – 2:30
Week 1 – Eating
Week 2 – Exercise
Week 3 – Mental Health
Week 4 – Sleep
Week 5 – A day of rest
Week 6 – Social Support
Week 7 – Our Journey
Week 8 – Let’s celebrate