>> Allieren Ward

October, what a beautiful time of the year. We get to swap our summer clothes out for cozy sweaters and scarves. The chaotic bliss of summer is behind us as we work some semblance of balance into our lives.

At Oaklands Community Centre, October is a bit different; it’s a very busy time for us. All of our fitness programs are up and running: Zumba, Pilates, HIIT, Nordic Pole Walking and Yoga’s of all shapes and varieties. Our Sunday morning workshops are in full swing: Massage for Beginners, Canning 101, Reiki for Beginners, and a Crystal Energy Workshop. Our Youth programs are dominating Fridays with Flip Out Fridays (9-12 yrs), Out and About (13-16 yrs) and Drop-in free floor hockey (9-17 yrs). Little munchkins are running the place in the daytime with Music Together, Sign, Sing and Play and Tiny Tykes Drop-In Playgroup.

As our neighbourhoods settle into the routine and balance of fall, your local community centres offer the opportunity to enjoy some regular scheduled activities for all ages. Take some time and find a service, program or event that your local community centre offers that might add to the loveliness of your October.

For more information on what’s happening in Oaklands, check out their website.