- by Jessica Barsky
I always appreciate using recycled material to create fun crafts and activities.
This is a favourite for sure when we make it.
All you need is:
- toilet paper roll
- construction paper to glue to the outside of the toilet paper roll
- pom poms 2 sizes
- googly eyes
- tissue paper
You don’t have to make a green dragon with orange and yellow fire, you can get as creative with colours and additional decorative items as you want but for step by step instructions of what we did, check it outhere!
- by Sharon Loewen
WWC COVID-19 BULLETIN #3
From your WWC Board of Directors
Fellow Winnipeg Winter Club Members:
Just a courtesy reminder of our previous communication regarding dues:
The Board of Governors met on March 16 and determined that the Club would close to Members on March 17, as it was urgent that we supported the recommendations of public health authorities to help slow the rate of infection due to COVID-19. Four days later, the Government of Manitoba legislated that all wellness facilities, including athletic clubs and gyms, must close under public health order.
The Board further determined at that meeting that membership fees, shareholder dues and sustainability fund would continue to be charged and payable, even though the Club would be closed for a period of time. We are a member-owned, private, not-for-profit organization – these fees are fundamental to paying the monthly mortgage, utility bills and salaries of our full time core staff.
Payments scheduled for April 20 will continue to be processed in the normal course; this is critical because commitments were made by the Club including necessary repairs, seasonal maintenance, etc. as well as the standard obligation of mortgage, utilities, and so on. Further, the only revenue source for the Club currently is membership dues – all other streams of revenue have ceased (F&B, lessons, programming, rentals, etc.).
Food assessment and locker fees have been suspended.
Our Finance Committee is preparing an analysis of cash flow as well as various financial models based on different scenarios or assumptions.
The Board will continue to evaluate the situation; the Club is reducing expenses wherever possible, and we are making every effort to mitigate the impact this has on members while trying to protect the future of the Club.
Canvassing similar Clubs across the country (including Calgary Winter Club, Royal Glenora Club, Hollyburn Club, et al) it is clear we are all in the same position with respect to closure and complete reliance on membership dues to cover annual operating expenses.
FINAL THOUGHT: We have heard numerous members lament how much they miss the Winter Club already! It would be hard to imagine life without the WWC, and hard to imagine Winnipeg as a major City without a Winnipeg Winter Club. Please hold strong with us, and take care of yourself and one another.
Your WWC Board of Directors and Management Team
- by Jessica Barsky
Thankfully during a time when social distancing is being asked of the community, we are still being encouraged to enjoy the outdoors. Why not take your education outdoors with forest school?
Forest school is about allowing your children to take the lead in their outdoor education. Instead of teaching your children about nature and the great outdoors, act as a guide and fellow nature explorer by using activities as a starting point for your day to day adventures in learning.
Once play has been initiated, step aside and allow it to unfold naturally.
It is important to encourage your children to find their own interests in the natural world. As parents and educators, we need to create space for children to discover clues and find the answers to the questions they pose.
Each week we will post a new challenge for your family to enjoy explore together!
Week 1 Forest School Challenge
This week’s activity is to hug a tree. You’d be surprised how much kids love to do this. They have so much fun giggling running from tree to tree. This may be due to my own enthusiasm. Monkey see — monkey do!
Have you actually ever hugged a tree? If not, this is your golden opportunity. Don’t worry… I won’t tell anyone. Nor will I point and laugh. Give it a try, no one has to know if you don’t want them to. Take a picture if your up for it. Pictures of people hugging trees are always display worthy.
Go ahead… Try it. I promise you won’t be disappointed. You can choose any tree you want and hug it once, or choose a whole forest and go to town. Up to you.
- Hugging and touching tree’s and their parts provides a rich sensory experience for children.
- Identify and talk about the different parts of a tree.
- Identify and talk about different types of trees that live in your area.
- Identify and talk about different creatures that live in and around trees
- by Rob Guthrie
COVID-19 BULLETIN #2
Hello WWC Membership!
We are one week into social distancing and things are changing hourly within our province, nation and globe. We will try to support you any way we can.
If you are not on social media, we want you to get on it. This is the platform we will be using to share workouts, live and filmed classes, tips, challenges and more!
@Clubwwc – this is our main account. Starting tomorrow you will see regular posts with fitness workouts, pro-tips for badminton, tennis and squash, how to work on certain shots, kids activities and more!
@wwc_fitness – this is our NEWEST account so follow it ASAP! This page will feature videos, workouts and challenges from our fitness department and our fitness team! On this page you will be able to access many classes and workouts from our amazing team.
@wwc_badminton – this account will keep you up to date with the sport, it’s status in Canada and pro tips as well as ways to train at home. Here is your first tip… LUNGES!
We will be posting videos of classes and workouts on our Facebook Page.
We have started a FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE called Winnipeg Winter Club Families. Jessica will be posting ideas for kids at home, fun videos and this is an opportunity for families to see some support from each other! You will need to request to join and we will approve it.
Twitter is limiting with how much content we can post, so this will just keep you up to date with the sports, and link you to the other pertinent information. You can follow us at @clubwwc
See you online, stay healthy and practise safe distancing.
- by Jessica Barsky
Yoga for Hockey Players
1. Thread the Needle