After a long wait, residents weary of the COVID-19 lockdown will finally get to stretch themselves at city community centres with the City of Markham allowing a variety of programs this fall starting the week after Thanksgiving. Whether it’s a sport, learn to skate, gymnastics, dance or chess, the city has a program just for you.
Children can get active by joining the Karate, Table Tennis or Taekwondo classes at the Thornhill Community Centre. Fees for the nine-week program range from about $50 to just over $100. Karate runs on Sunday afternoons, Table Tennis is on Monday evenings and Taekwondo takes place on Wednesday evenings.
Kids might want to challenge themselves by learning basic archery techniques and build skills such as balance and eye-hand coordination at the Archery program available at either Thornhill Community Centre or at Angus Glen Community Centre. All equipment is supplied.
For kids that love badminton, they can enjoy the opportunity to play recreational badminton with your friends. Each class will focus on running, jumping, agility, balance, and coordination. Matches and a round-robin will be set up for your enjoyment. Badminton Level 1 is available at Thornhill Community Centre, Angus Glen Community Centre, Aaniin Community Centre and Centennial Community Centre.
There are many programs available for adults too, such as archery and badminton.
For those with music in their soul, they might want to sign up for Ballroom and Latin dancing. You can learn modern ballroom and Latin dancing at the Centennial Community Centre. Instructors will teach waltz, swing, foxtrot, cha-cha and merengue and many more moves as you advance.
All programs run once per week for nine weeks starting in either the second last or last week of October.
Visit www.markham.ca/programs for the full schedule details and prices.