The recreation department for the Municipality of South Dundas is launching some new programs as part of the 2016-17 recreation season.
“We’re really excited to expand what we can offer,” said Ben Macpherson, recreation program coordinator for South Dundas.
New this year are two different Zumba classes, one for kids between eight and 14 years old, and one for adults 15-plus. Zumba is a latin-created dance and aerobic fitness class which has grown in popularity since the mid-1990’s. The classes will be held at Matilda Hall.
Starting Wednesday, September 28th will be “Humpday Hockey”, pickup hockey at the Morrisburg arena. Scheduled for lunchtimes every Wednesday, players show up when they can.
“They have to sign a waiver the first day, then just show up when you can after that and play,” said Macpherson.
“The nice thing is there’s no commitment, pay on the day you can play and go have fun.”
The popular kids art classes with Melanie Giroux are expanding to an adult art class this year. Located at the Iroquois Civic Center, the classes will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting September 21st.
“We try to have programs spread all over and offer something for everyone,” stated Macpherson.
“The locations are set in part by where instructors are coming to South Dundas from.”
Returning programs this year include the popluar Taekowndo and Boot Camp fitness classes.
The Home Alone babysitting course and kids kitchen classes will be returning as well.
More information on the programs offered can be found in the new 360 guide South Dundas is releasing.
“It’s going into the mail on September 9th,” said Macpherson.
“Everyone should have it around the 12th, give or take.”
The guides will be mailed to every home in the municipality.
Registration forms can be downloaded from the municipal website. To register for a program you will need to visit the South Dundas Municipal Centre, second floor.
Macpherson noted that programs are filled on a first come, first served basis and there are no reservations ahead for classes.