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Ramara Rec Guide Winter 2017
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    Winter 2017 RECREATION GUIDE & COUNCIL NEWS WWW.RAMARA.CA Your guide to recreation programs, activities, facilities, community events and contacts in Ramara. PUBLISHED BY:

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    AD{TS4889394} AD{TS4925908} AD{TS4853933} GIVE US 6 WEEKS. WE’LL GIVE YOU HIGHER EARNINGS FOR LIFE. hardwoodskiandbike.ca Toll-Free (800) 387-3775 Programs and adventures for all ages. WORK TOWARD YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA. WWW.THELEARNINGCENTRES.COM Come Out and Experience Hardwood 402 West Old Barrie Rd. RR#1 ORO Station Barrie, ON L0L 2E0 Tel: (705) 487-3775 Fax: (705) 487-2153 2017 EVENTS 705-325-0353 | 4500 Fairgrounds Rd. GIRLS NIGHT OUT •FRIDAY, APRIL 7 SPRING MOM TO MOM SALE •SATURDAY, MAY 6 167TH ORILLIA FALL FAIR •SEPTEMBER 8, 9, 10 FALL MOM TO MOM SALE •SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 HALLOWEEN DANCE •SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 ORILLIA HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW •SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 NEW YEARS DANCE •SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 For more information contact ODAS Park office at odaspark@sympatico.ca Vendors can contact CakeEventsOrillia@hotmail.com The Roller Skating Place C with us for your next birthday Come skate w party! Just $ 5per skater including skate rentals. Add ameal for $ 3more. Bring your own cake and ice cream! Friday 7-10pm Saturday 1-4pm and 7-10pm Sunday 1-4pm 4500 Fairgrounds Rd, Severn Call or e-mail today tobook your party room 705-326-1444 or TheRollerSkatingPlace@gmail.com

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    AD{TS4925917} Winter2017 A WHOLE NEW YEAR, A WHOLE NEW YOU! Mother Nature didn’t disappoint with such a long lovely Autumn season this year again. Hopefully everyone had a chance to get out there and enjoy it. As we embrace the changing of the season, we are not immune to changes in our office. This Autumn we said farewell to our Recreation Assistant Cathy MacDonald who many of you have been in contact with for the past 5 years for your Recreation Program and Facility Rental needs. Cathy was a great asset in building the recreation programs and always a pleasure to deal with at the Ramara Recreation office. Good luck in your retirement, Cathy! Hope to see you around taking part in some of the programs you were instrumental in creating. Your new contact in the office is Melody Madden at mmadden@ramara.ca. Please welcome Melody to the team. Another exciting change in our office is the upgrading of our current online software for Program Registrations and Facility Rentals. In the past 6 years that we have implemented our online registration system, it has consistently become the preferred method of participant registration. With the sheer geographic size of the Township, busy schedules and the convenience of 24/7/365 registrations, we now enjoy 70% of our registrations coming in online proving that this is what works for you! We will continue with Maximum Solutions and upgrade to their cloudbased system of Max Galaxy for your online needs. Staff is currently in training but all signs so far point to it being a more user-friendly system with several apps being developed in the near future that customers will be able to take advantage of. Soft roll out of this service will take place in February 2017 with our Spring and Summer programs fully integrated into the new platform. Users will be asked to enter in their family account details once again as we will not be migrating old addresses, outdated emails or phone numbers or other information from the old system. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED in the Spring brochure and online at our website www.ramara.ca Finally, just because Winter is starting that doesn’t mean you have to hibernate! Have a look inside at what we offer and make a vow to get out and take advantage of those opportunities. Whether you’re interested in some high energy “Country Heat” classes or want to see a free “Movie in the Afternoon”, there’s something for everyone. Pay attention to the Ramara Snowmanathon which is fun for the WHOLE family. As well, mark your calendars for registration dates for our Spring and Summer sports leagues and get in early! Happy Holidays from Ramara Recreation. See you in 2017! Caroline Schiavone Township of Ramara – Community Recreation Coordinator You’ll Love Our Flooring! You’ll Love Our Prices! Install a little "Sunshine" in your home or business! 444 West Street South, Orillia 705-329-0202 www.sunshinecarpet.ca.ca WINTER 2017 RECREATION GUIDE & COUNCIL NEWS | 3

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    March 13-17th , 2017 Do you miss Summer Camp @ the Ramara Centre? We sure do! So that’s why it’s PERFECT that March Break shows up just when we are starting to think of our summer activities. We will be testing out several different new activities that we plan to run this summer. Get your sneak peak NOW! Details on hours and pricing in the YOUTH section of this brochure. See you there ! Do you want to build a snowman? Please do! The 7th Annual Ramara Snowman-a-thon begins January 2nd and closes on March 3rd and the premise is easy. Simply build a snow creation, take a digital photo and send it to us at recreation@ramara.ca Make sure you include your family name and contact information so we can get in touch with you after judging has taken place. If Santa didn’t bring you a fancy new camera for Christmas, call us and we’ll arrange to come out and take our own photo at your house. Simple! Winners will be announced in March and recognized with the presentation of Snowman awards at a future Council meeting. For more information call the SNOWMAN HOTLINE at 705-325-3091. Back for its 9th Season (WOW), Ramara Teeball is a 6 week program that provides your child with the basic understanding of the sport of Teeball. Run exclusively by volunteers, this program allows players to learn some fundamentals, find out what it’s like to be part of a team all while having fun! We are in desperate need of VOLUNTEERS for this program to make it run. No experience required. Just a willingness to come out, have some patience and cope with a little crazy for an hour each week. Thanks in advance for your consideration! Contact the Rec Office 705-325-3091 or recreation@ramara.ca More info in the YOUTH section of the brochure. 4 | WINTER 2017 RECREATION GUIDE & COUNCIL NEWS

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    AD{TS4925918} CONTENTS 6-7 8-11 12-15 16 3.....................COMMUNITY RECREATION COORDINATOR’S MESSAGE 4.....................TOWNSHIP OF RAMARA UPCOMING EVENTS 6-7.................TOWNSHIP OF RAMARA COUNCIL NEWS 8-11................ADULT PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS 12-15..............CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAMS & EVENTS 16 ...................COMMUNITY EVENTS 17-18..............RECREATION PROGRAMS REGISTRATION FORM Every Animal Deserves aGood Home. FIND US ON FACEBOOK WINTER 2017 RECREATION GUIDE & COUNCIL NEWS | 5

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    Council will go into Budget 2017—November 23 & 24, 2016. Longford Mills Boat Ramp— The ramp has been approved by the Ministry and work has proceeded. As of the end of October, Hydro has not attended the site to relocate their pole but the Works Department is monitoring it. As soon as the pole is moved, the ramp will be opened. There is parking and a portapotty will be placed in the Spring for convenience. Bluebird Boat Ramp– As soon as the Longford Mills ramp is open, signs will be posted at the Bluebird ramp to let users know they can return to the Longford Mills launch located next to the old Stepan ramp at the end of Longford Mills Rd. Glenrest Boat Ramp– This ramp needs to be moved further along Glenrest away from the swimming area. This will be submitted to the 2017 budget deliberations for approval. Bluebird Park—The Township would like to place a hedge or fence around the park to keep vehicles/parking off that area. This has been placed on the agenda for budget approval. Bluebird Road—Discussions took place around raising the road to the same level as Airport Road and Sheba Drive as it would help when flooding occurs. I brought this forward to Council to put the cost in the 2017 budget. However, it is not as simple as adding gravel to build it higher as this method would end up with a narrow road. It would need to be engineered to be done properly and this would increase costs. The Works Department has informed me that it would not be feasible to include it in the 2017 budget as they also have a number of projects that will be delayed due to budget restraints. Bayshore and Glenrest Speed Tubes—You may have noticed that speed tubes have been placed on these roads. The information from these tubes will be analyzed and will be helpful in retaining some policing for speeders. The last tubes will be picked up at the end of October and downloaded. Reports will be forwarded to the Community Policing Committee. Bayshore Village Generator—Main Sewer # 1—By the time you read this the Generator will have been installed. Hopefully we don’t have a repeat of last Spring’s high water table and electrical outages but now Bayshore is better prepared. Communication is IMPORTANT. If anyone has any questions, concerns or comments please do not hesitate to give me a phone call or email. Marg Sharpe—Councillor—Ward 2 Throughout the year, Ramara Fire & Rescue Services receives several open air burning complaints. The number increases this time of year as many residents are trying to get rid of yard waste by burning it. This yard waste tends to create an abundance of smoke, which affects the lives of those around you. Please be advised that the County of Simcoe will collect yard waste on certain days—this may be a better option than burning your yard waste. Please visit their website for yard waste collection days www.simcoe.ca or call 1-800-263-3199 (toll—free) The Township of Ramara Emergency Planning Department is always looking for individuals who are interested in becoming registered volunteers to help out throughout the Township in the event of an emergency with various tasks. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or for more information, please contact Sarah Karabin at 705-484-5374 x 253. 6 | WINTER 2017 RECREATION GUIDE & COUNCIL NEWS

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    Municipal Works—WINTER IS COMING—What can Residents do ? Each year, the Township requests the cooperation of all persons in helping with snow removal operations. A person can keep vehicles from obstructing snow removal operations (i.e. not parking on the road) and placing snow from private property onto Municipal roadways. Necessary action will be taken against any person who contravenes the Highway Traffic Act in this respect. Under the Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter H.8, Section 181- “No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing to do so from the Ministry or the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road. “ Contravention of this Act can lead to fine being imposed upon the property owner. Under the Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter H.8, Section 170 (12)- “Despite the other provisions of this section, no person shall park or stand a vehicle on a highway in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from the highway.” NEW PLEASE NOTE! The Township of Ramara has implemented a new bylaw restricting overnight parking on Township roads between November 15th and April 15th between the hours of 12:00 am and 7:00 am. Parking restrictions will be in effect whether there is snow or not. Mailboxes should be kept clear of snow to allow the plow driver to see them, and garbage bins removed from the road allowance. When clearing your driveway, consider the direction of travel of the snow plow. Move snow to the side of your property that the plow finishes on so less snow will be spread back across the driveway. Do not blow or place snow onto the roadway. Blow or place snow onto the boulevard or your own front/side yard. Keep children off snow banks to prevent them from slipping into the path of vehicles and equipment. Do not let children tunnel into snow banks. Snow can collapse or by pushed back by passing snow plows. On your waste collection day, make sure your garbage container, blue boxes and green cart are visible. Do not place items on the roadway. For safety reasons, when clearing snow and ice, property owners and occupants must ensure that the snow and ice is not placed immediately beside or blocking access to a fire hydrant, in such a manner that it would block drainage to any drain sewer catch basin or culvert; or on road or boulevard as it could interfere with traffic, cause an accident and can result in a ticket. As snow and ice builds up on the street, clearing the read around catch basins (sewer grates) , curbside gutters and drainage ditches will help to prevent flooding and property damage. Please drive according to weather conditions. SATURDAY JULY 29th, 2017 St. Columbkille’s Church—Uptergrove—10:00 am—5:00 pm A celebration of Ramara’s past with a unique experience for the whole family. Featuring vintage vehicles and tractors, military artefacts and historical collections, vendors marketplace, carpentry and logging demonstrations, period costumes, local entertainment and SO MUCH MORE ! www.yesteryearscelebration.weebly.com WINTER 2017 RECREATION GUIDE & COUNCIL NEWS | 7

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    ADULT PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS PROGRAM NAME DAY OF WEEK DESCRIPTION FAMILY ZUMBA ZUMBA ® LINE DANCING CRAFTERNOONS CHAIR YOGA YOGA PICKLEBALL MONDAYS MONDAYS MONDAYS TUESDAYS TUESDAYS TUESDAYS OR THURSDAYS TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS We are excited to announce a Zumba class where parents and children can come Zumba together! Tracy will teach you some great moves to a variety of music that will have everyone moving and getting fit together. Although children are welcome to participate on their own, adults must be accompanied by a child! Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba program is all about! It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired calorie-burning dance fitness party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Adaptable for all ages and fitness levels. Line dancing is on for the Winter! Line dancing is an enjoyable, social form of physical exercise highly beneficial to everyone. Line Dancing burns calories, builds muscle and improves cardiovascular condition. Remembering dance steps exercises and improves memory skills. Come out and join us for a fun evening geared to dancers from Beginner to Intermediate Levels and keep those winter blues away. Bring your own crafts to work on each week, and be inspired to try new crafts by learning from others! Keep your creativity flowing, no matter what you love to do - knitting, sewing, rug hooking, jewellery making, greeting cards, scrapbooking - come and work in the company of other crafty souls. Casual and fun, your registration fee includes coffee, tea or water. Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. It is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. Poses are modified so that even those with health restrictions, decreased range of motion or physical challenges can enjoy the health benefits of yoga, such as increased flexibility, circulation and strength. Chair yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions! Relaxation to calm your mind, body & soul. Join Kathy for a natural form of exercise using strength poses for muscle toning and core stability. You must register for each session. Bring a mat or towel and wear comfy clothing! Ramara is crazy for Pickleball! Come out and get involved in a fantastic sport here at the Ramara Centre! Keep fit and have fun! Learn the rules, play the game and meet lots of great people. Registration is required for all players. Please note - advance booking of court time is required for all players. VON SMART PROGRAM WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS OR THURSDAYS The VON SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Program is for adults 55+ who wish to improve balance, flexibility and muscle strength. It is a free program but you MUST call the VON at the number provided to register. ACRYLIC LANDSCAPE PAINTING KNIT ONE, PURL TOO! WEDNESDAYS WEDNESDAYS A great opportunity to learn to paint from a gifted local artist - Doug Cooper! No previous experience is needed - Doug can accommodate all artistic skill levels, even if you think you have none! Supplies not included. A great opportunity to learn to paint from a gifted local artist - Doug Cooper! No previous experience is needed - Doug can accommodate all artistic skill levels, even if you think you have none! Supplies not included. TOE-UP SOCKS! Working your socks from the toe up means never running out of yarn, the short row heel fits well, you can work a stitch pattern into the leg and no math is involved. Learn an easy cast on system for the toe. Work increases until your sock foot is the correct size and learn to cast off with a really stretchy cast off. You’ll be hooked! Please bring 100g of Sock yarn (fingering weight 28-30 sts=4” on label), 2.5mm double-pointed needles. 8 | WINTER 2017 RECREATION GUIDE & COUNCIL NEWS

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    DATES FROM-TO TIME LOCATION INSTRUCTOR FEE # OF WEEKS FOR AGES Jan 16-Mar 20 Please note: no classes Feb 20 or Mar 13 5:00-5:45pm Uptergrove P. S. , 4833 Muley Point Rd. Tracy Bond Child Only - $48.00 5-12 yrs Accompanying parent/caregiver (13+) gets in for $38.00 8 weeks 5+ Jan 16-Mar 20 Please note: no classes Feb 20 or Mar 13 6:00-7:00pm Uptergrove P.S., 4833 Muley Point Rd. Tracy Bond $55.00 8 weeks 13+ Jan 30-June 19/17 Please note - no classes on March 13 or Statutory Holidays 6:00-9:00pm Ramara Centre Dawn and Justine $7.00/class Payable to instructor Ongoing 13+ Jan 17-Mar28 Please Note: no program Mar 14 1:00-4:00pm Ramara Centre Uninstructed $20.00 10 weeks - that’s 30 hours of crafting time! 13+ Jan 10-Mar 7 No class Jan 31 4:00-5:00pm Ramara Centre Kathy Backway $55.00 8 weeks 13+ Tues Jan 10-Mar 7 Thurs Jan 12-Mar 9 No classes Jan 31 or Feb 2 Tue Jan- 10-Fri Mar 31 Please Note: No pickleball March 3 or week of March 13-17 Jan 4-Mar 31 Please Note: no program week of March 13-17 Tuesdays 7:15-8:15pm Thursdays 9:30-10:30am Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00-4:00pm Fridays 11:15am-1:15pm Ramara Centre Ramara Centre Kathy Backway Uninstructed program* $55.00 Tuesdays OR Thursdays $33.00 for 11 weeks (that’s only $1.50/hr if you play 2 times each week!) OR $20.00 for a 10 hour pass ** *This is an uninstructed program. Written rules are available for members to read on site, or go online to www.pickleballassociationofontario.org to see a full set of rules. **NOTE: You MUST pre register online or in person to play - Our class list will be capped to allow everyone who is registered to play at least 2 hours a week. Sorry, no drop ins. Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00-11:00am Thursdays 1:00-2:00pm Wednesdays and Fridays -Ramara Centre Thursdays - Atherley Firehall Community Room If you have not already registered, please do so by calling Danielle or Jenna at 705-326-7021 FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED 8 weeks 13+ 11 weeks 18+ Ongoing Seniors, 55+ Jan 18-Mar 8 1:00-3:00pm Ramara Centre Doug Cooper $75.00 8 weeks 16+ Jan 18-Mar 8 1:00-3:00pm Ramara Centre Deb Gemmell $50.00 8 weeks 16+ WINTER 2017 RECREATION GUIDE & COUNCIL NEWS | 9

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    ADULT PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS PROGRAM NAME DAY OF WEEK DESCRIPTION ZUMBA COUNTRY HEAT ADVANCED CROCHET CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS CHOIR YOGA PLUS FAMILY KARATE ANTIQUE ADVENTURES STEP N’ WEIGHT ENERGY MEDICINE WORKSHOP RAMARA SCRAPS WEDNESDAYS WEDNESDAYS WEDNESDAYS WEDNESDAYS WEDNESDAYS THURSDAYS THURSDAYS THURSDAYS THURSDAYS FRIDAY SATURDAYS Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba program is all about! It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired calorie-burning dance fitness party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Adaptable for all ages and fitness levels. Fire up the fun with the high-energy, easy to follow country dance-inspired workout that’s so simple anyone can do it! And it’s so much fun you’ll barely notice you’re getting a total body workout as you work up a sweat. You’ll dance non-stop to the hottest country hits and before you know it, you’ll be burning off the fat and tightening your body from head to toe. Learn more advanced Crochet techniques including crocheting with thread, sizing and following and altering patterns. Students must have some experience crocheting. Please bring a project you are working on or would like to start. Learn the basics in our class, including slip stitch, single stitch and double stitch. Learn how to follow basic patterns and the abbreviations used in them. Please bring a light coloured Number 4 weight acrylic yarn, a metal crochet hook size 5.5mm (I size hook) and scissors. Lagoon City Choir is a recreational singing group. Cost includes music and a CD, binders available for additional fee. Yoga, but a little bit MORE! Hold those strength poses just a little longer to improve muscle toning and core stability! This class is for advanced beginners, and will be more enjoyable for participants who are comfortable with Sun Salutations and basic essential poses. Please bring a mat or towel. Family karate allows multiple age groups to train together. Working and training alongside your children gives everyone a shared sense of purpose. It’s a great way to spend quality time with the kids, get back into shape and learn some valuable self-defence skills. Join instructor Gay Guthrie for our antique adventures series! In each session you will have the opportunity to handle and examine a wide variety of objects as we focus on periods & styles, decorative techniques and the history of antique china, glass, silver and some of the other intriguing objects that can catch a collector’s eye. This is a hands on course and participants are encouraged to bring items of their own to share and discuss. The 5th session at a local antique shop to learn the tricks of the trade and put your new expertise to work is for any who have taken at least two of the other classes. If you enjoy moving to the music of the 50’s & 60’s then this class is for you. Come join Tracey in an overall body workout as we improve our cardio and memory patterning when we step to songs such as Wild Thing, and Let The Good Times Roll. We will also incorporate body weight exercises to increase our body tone, and body awareness, to assist us in our daily activities. Steps and hand weights optional - bring them if you have them. Tired? Stressed? Feeling Blah? Join us for an afternoon workshop on Energy Medicine. Boost your immune system, deal with stress, increase your vitality and sharpen your memory with a simple daily energy routine that anyone can do, anytime, anywhere to retrain energies to healthy patterns. Based on the work of Donna Eden, one of the world’s most respected healers, drawing on Ancient Chinese Medicine, applied Kinesiology and other leading edge healing knowledge. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel or blanket and a pillow. Whether you enjoy scrapbooking or love to make your own cards, come and take part in a new kind of scrapbooking day - we are keeping the fee low, everyone who registers brings one potluck dish - and voila! Lunch and dinner are ready for all. Your registration fee will cover the cost of coffee, tea and water, and give you 12 hours of scrapbooking time. There will be no materials for sale so make sure to bring what you think you will need or have to share. It’s all about the company, the creativity - and the food! 10 | WINTER 2017 RECREATION GUIDE & COUNCIL NEWS

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