Winter 2020 Programs

Program Ages Plan Location3 Day Time Dates2 Cost
SHiNE Dance Fitness
(formerly Jazzercise)1
Adult Bishop Pocock
School Gym
Thu 6:15 – 7:15 PM Jan 16 –
Apr 9
$70
Yoga Adult Wildwood
School Library
Mon 6:30 – 7:30 PM Jan 13 –
Apr 6
$60
Chair Yoga Adult Wildwood
School Library
Thu 6:15 – 7:00 PM Jan 16 –
Apr 9
$70
Yoga (Intermediate)
(& Meditation)
Adult Wildwood
School Library
Thu 7:15 − 8:45 PM Jan 16 –
Apr 9
$70
Pickleball
(no instructor)
All Ages Wildwood
School Gym
Fri 6:30 – 8:30 PM Jan 24 –
Apr 3
$10
Juggling/Circus Arts 8 to Adult Bishop Pocock
School Gym
Wed 6:30 – 8:00 PM Jan 15 –
Apr 8
$10
Youth Dance A 3 to 5 Wildwood Multi-
Purpose Room
Wed 6:00 – 6:30 PM Jan 15 –
Mar 25
$40
Youth Dance B 6 to 10 Wildwood Multi-
Purpose Room
Wed 6:30 – 7:15 PM Jan 15 –
Mar 25
$50
Art Exploration
(max 12 people)
10 to 17 Wildwood
Art Room
Wed 7:00 – 8:30 PM Jan 15 –
Mar 11
$80
Dungeons & Dragons
(max 8 people)
12 to 17 TBD Wed 6:30 – 8:30 PM Jan 15 –
Mar 25
$15
Babysitting Course
(max 20 people)
11 to 15 Bishop Pocock
Science Room
Sat Sun 9 AM – 1 PM
(2-Day Course)
Mar 14 – Mar 15 $85
  1. Formerly “Jazzercise”, SHiNE™ Dance Fitness is led by Penny Fox-Knudtson, the same instructor who taught previous Jazzercise sessions.
  2. All programs are cancelled during the week of February Break (from Feb 17 to Feb 21, 2019). In the event of further cancellations due to school bookings, missed dates will be added to subsequent weeks if possible.
  3. All locations are subject to change based on booking availability.

Program Registration:

  • Winter 2020 online registration period will be November 25th to January 10th, 2020. Sessions start the week of January 12th.
  • In-person program registration will be on Wednesday January 8, 2020, between 7:00 – 8:00 PM at Bishop Pocock School.
  • You can also register online here.
  • A yearly membership of $15 per family is required to participate in programs. WCA honours other Saskatoon community association memberships.
  • Your annual WCA membership also gives your household access to community association programming across the City of Saskatoon. Browse a listing of city-wide programs here!
  • WCA offers cost-as-a-barrier assistance to those facing financial hardship in an effort to ensure that all Wildwood residents who want to participate in a program are able to. All inquiries are kept confidential. Please contact membership@ourwildwood.ca for information on this program.


Program Descriptions:

Art Exploration with Helena Larsen McKay

Helena is a self-taught artist who works in watercolour multi-media. She is a teacher who loves to share her joy for art. It is Helena’s desire to take the stress out of art making, and she encourages students to explore and relax. The students will always have the opportunity to try a technique several times.

Helena will demonstrate art techniques using watercolour and a variety of other mediums such as oil pastels, watercolour pencil crayons, soft pastels, salt, and even rubbing alcohol. Each student will be able to complete at least one specific project, and if time allows, they will have time for free exploration as well.

Possible paintings that students will complete include: aspen trees, outer space, fireworks, rainbows, still life, winter scenes, and dandelions.

Age Range: Aimed for youth aged 10 to 17.

Registration Cap: Limited to 12 participants.

Example Artwork Images:


Chinese Cultural Experiences

Learn to write your name in Chinese characters with various mediums; get some exercise with interesting Chinese traditional sport games; enjoy trying traditional crafts like paper-cutting, making Chinese kites, Chinese knots and paper lanterns; also try Chinese painting and puzzles. There will also likely be tea.

Age Range: Aimed for youth aged 10 to 18, but younger together with parent is also encouraged to register. Fun learning opportunity for all ages.

More Information: Chinese Cultural Experiences Poster

Chinese Cultural Experiences Poster


Preschool & Youth Dance

Preschool and youth dance program for kids between 3 and 10 years of age. These sessions will be Wednesday evenings between 6:00 and 7:30 PM.

Classes will be formed according to the numbers of registrations and the ages of the kids, but are normally divided as:

  • Preschool Session (Ages 3-5): 30 minutes, $40 for ten sessions
  • Youth Session (Ages 6-10): 45 minutes, $50 for ten sessions

Age Range: 4 to 10

Instructor: Katie M.

Preschool Dance


Get Out and Move!

This activity is designed to give parents and kids between 4 and 10 in our community an opportunity to ‘get out and move’ in the Bishop Pocock School gym. It will be similar to Kindersports, where the gym and equipment will be available for young kids and their parents to be active for an hour on Tuesday evenings.

Age Range: 4 to 10 (and parents!)

Instructor: Patrick Hauser


Pickleball (Self-Directed)

Pickleball is a fun and addictive game that is played on a badminton-sized court. It is played with paddles and a ball similar to a wiffle ball, and combines the best elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong!

The game can be played as either doubles or singles. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. It can match the intensity of tennis without requiring the same physical strength, so the game appeals to a wide variety of ages!

This is a self-directed and self-officiated program. The cost covers access to the facility and the use of our equipment (paddles and balls). Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment if they wish.

Pickleball Rules: Click Here

Age Range: All Ages

Cost: $10 per Participant for 12 sessions

Instructor: No Instructor (self-directed)

More Information: Saskatoon Pickleball Incorporated

Pickleball


Yoga & Meditation

Yoga is a global health activity enjoyed by millions of people of all ages. It is the practice of poses, stretches, and exercises that become meditation-in-action, creating awareness of the breath flowing through the body, creating heat in the body through movement, locating and releasing tension and imbalances, and providing numerous physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits. Yoga is very approachable, starts out easy and can be an ideal low-impact activity for people with injuries or health concerns.

Yoga Mats & Equipment: Participants will need to bring their own yoga mats to each session. If you have other yoga props such as blocks and straps, feel free to bring them as well.

Clothing: Yoga requires bending, stretching and posing in creative ways, so please wear something that is comfortable and can move with you. People often sweat from the workout, so basic athletic and yoga apparel works best.

Session Options:

  • Monday Yoga is a shorter one-hour class meant to be approachable for all skill and experience levels including absolute beginners.
  • Thursday Chair Yoga is practiced while sitting in a chair or standing using a chair for support. This style is good for those who may not be able to sit on the floor and who may have balance issues. Suitable for all levels including the absolute beginner. Emphasis is on building breath capacity, balance and range of motion.
  • Thursday Intermediate Yoga is intended to deepen your existing yoga practice, with more focus on meditation, self awareness, and pranayama. Sessions start with one hour of yoga poses, followed by 30 minutes of meditation.

Age Range: Adult

Instructor: Nicole Roe

Contact: programs@ourwildwood.ca

Yoga Photo


Outdoor Soccer

The outdoor soccer season runs from May 1st to June 27th, 2019. Players will have one practice and one game per week, plus a Mini Festival of Soccer (Mini FOS) tournament on June 7-9th. Games are played on grass fields.

League Details:

  • Under 5 games are 3v3, will take place on Mondays and/or Tuesdays with 6pm and 7pm starts and are co-ed.
  • Under 7 games are 4v4, will take place on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays and have separate Boys’ & Girls’ teams.
  • Under 9 games are 5v5, will take place on Mondays and/or Tuesdays and have separate Boys’ & Girls’ teams.
  • Games may occasionally be scheduled on a Friday.
  • Exact practice and game schedules will be determined after teams have been formed.

Coordinator/Coach: Myrnalyn Balzer

More Information: soccer@ourwildwood.ca


Indoor Soccer

The indoor soccer season runs from October 2019 to March 2020.

League Details:

  • Under 5 games are 3v3 and are co-ed. Games are once per week and generally Mon-Fri in school gyms (hard court, 10 games). Once per month the game will be scheduled on Sunday instead at a Sasktel Sports Centre turf field (5 games).
  • Under 7 games are 4v4 and have separate Boys’ & Girls’ teams. Practices are once per week at the Wildwood School Gym (hard court) and games are every Sunday. 10 games will be at the Henk Ruys Centre hard court fields and 5 games (once per month) will be at the Sasktel Sports Centre turf fields.
  • Under 9 games are 5v5 and have separate Boys’ & Girls’ teams. Practices are once per week at the Wildwood School Gym (hard court) and games are generally Monday or Tuesday at the Henk Ruys Centre hard court fields (10 games). Once per month the game will be scheduled on Sunday instead at a Sasktel Sports Centre turf field (5 games).
  • Exact practice and game schedules will be determined after teams have been formed.
  • We need help! If any parents are willing to volunteer or coach, please contact Myrnalyn!

Coordinator: Myrnalyn Balzer

More Information: Saskatoon Youth Soccer Website

Contact: soccer@ourwildwood.ca


Indoor Basketball

The indoor basketball season starts on October 19th, 2019 and goes until December 14th when we break for Christmas. The season resumes January 11th, 2020 and runs until February where we take a two weekend break over the school Family Day week off. We resume for playoffs for the first three weeks of March.

Fall League games are on Saturdays at various high schools in the city and the league traditionally starts the Saturday following the Thanksgiving weekend. Practices will be once per week, held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays at Wildwood School Gym.

League Details:

  • Spud Basketball: is a game based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls (co-ed) who are IN GRADE THREE OR FOUR in the season of play. The teams play cross court and the coaches referee their own games. Registration done through your local community association.
  • Mini Basketball: is a game based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls who are IN GRADE FIVE OR SIX in the season of play. The teams play cross court and referees are provided. Mini A Pool teams play full court. Registration done through your local community association.
  • Bantam Basketball: is a game based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls who are IN GRADE SEVEN OR EIGHT in the season of play. No player in high school can play bantam ball. Teams play full court and referees are provided. Registration done through your local community association.
  • Midget Basketball: is a game based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls who are IN GRADE NINE OR TEN in the season of play. Players in this division may play even if they are on a high school team. Teams play full court and referees are provided. Registration done through your local community association.
  • Juvenile Basketball: is a game based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls who are under 19 years of age as of December 31 of the season in play or in GRADE 11 OR 12 (Players must be attending high school on a full time basis). Players in this division may play even if they are on a high school team. Teams play full court and referees are provided. Registration done through your local community association.

Coordinator/Coach: Tracy Zhang

More Information: Saskatoon Minor Basketball Association Website

Contact: basketball@ourwildwood.ca


SHiNE™ Dance Fitness

SHiNE™ is a dance fitness class rooted in traditional dance such as JAZZ, HIP HOP, and BALLET. We take those foundational moves and create dance routines that are easy enough for beginners yet challenging enough for the more seasoned dancer. The simplicity of the routines allows people of all ages and abilities to do more moving and less thinking. Because we like to keep you moving the average calories burned during a full class is approximately 750! Not bad for a workout that feels more like a dance party!

Instructor: Penny Fox-Knudtson

More Information: SHiNE™ Dance Fitness Website

SHiNE Dance Fitness


Juggling & Circus Arts

Weekly workshops where participants learn theory and skills of various circus arts: juggling, diabolo (Chinese yoyo), poi, spinning plates, flower sticks, balance boards, stilts, and unicycling. Recommended age is from 8 up to and including all ages of adults, and no prior experience is needed! Children younger than 8 are welcome as long as they are continuously supervised by a parent or guardian. Offered in partnership with the Saskatoon Juggling Club.

Instructor: Joel Miedema

Age Range: 8 to Adult (under 8 possible with parent supervision)


D&D / Role Playing Game Night

The WCA is starting a Dungeons & Dragons / Pathfinder / Role Playing Game Night in our community, geared towards preteens & teenagers. This will be a great way to get out of the cold this winter, learn a new game, go on some exciting adventures, and meet people from our neighbourhood!

The WCA has found a game organizer (dungeon master) to assist players in their adventures and will be providing all of the materials to play.

Absolute beginners are welcome in this inclusive program!

Age Range: 12 to 17 (recommended)

Registration Cap: Limited to 8 participants


Family Board Game Night

Wildwood Family Game Night is a weekly evening of board gaming! Each week, several games are available to learn and play, and there is space for open gaming. Participants can bring their own games, or request something from the library of the hosts! Games include introductory type games (Catan, Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride), dexterity games (PitchCar, Tumblin Dice), and Euro style games (Power Grid, Concordia). Please note that the cost is $10 per family, not $10 per person.

Hosts: Josephson Family


Stay Safe! Course

A one-day course that offers basic first aid and safety skills for youth 9-13 years old. Participants learn about being safe when they are without the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or trusted adult, both at home and in their communities.

When: TBA, ~ 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: Bishop Pocock School Library

Instructor: Red Cross Youth Leader

Cost: $TBA (plus WCA Annual Membership)

Contact: Kari at membership@ourwildwood.ca

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Babysitting Course

An 8 hour course that offers care giving and first aid skills for youth 11-15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care for children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. The course also offers current and future babysitters the skills to promote themselves professionally, manage difficult behaviours, and act as effective leaders.

This year’s curriculum contains expanded first-aid content that reflects the latest science. Each participant also gets their own personal first aid kit to keep in their babysitting kit.

When: March 14 and 15, 2020 (2-Day Course)

Where: Bishop Pocock School Science Room (Tentative)

Instructor: Crystal Lawrence, Red Cross Youth Leader

Registration Cap: Limited to 20 participants.

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Babysitting Course Poster