Line Dance – Free Trial Class

To promote our new Line Dance program, TSC is offering a FREE trial class to be led by instructor Regina Cheung.

The trial class will take place in the South Hall of the Thornhill Community Centre on Tuesday October 12th from 12:30-2:00pm (1.5hours).  All participants must be pre-registered.  Limited spots and NO drop-ins!  

After the trial class, participants can pre-pay for an 8 week session to be held each Tuesday from 12:30-2:00pm (1.5hours) from Oct 19-Dec 7th.  Fee $60 (cash and/or tickets).  No drop-ins and no refunds for missed classes.

To reserve your spot for the free trial class, please contact email bbailey@markham.ca or phone 416-677-7596. 

Please read important information from the City of Markham regarding mandatory screening prior to arrival.

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Tai Chi Trial Class Tomorrow

For those who registered, this is a reminder of tomorrow’s free trial Tai Chi class – Thursday September 30th from 10:30-11:30.  No drop-ins.  

Following class, participants can pre-pay for a 10 week session to be held every Thursday 10:30-11:30 from Oct 7-Dec 9th.  Fee $50 (exact cash and/or tickets only).

No food or drink allowed with the exception of a bottle of water.  Please arrive 15 mins early and enter via the main community centre doors near the library with your mask, proof of vaccines and photo ID. Participants are also asked to complete the City’s COVID-19 online screening questionaire. All participants will be required to show proof before entry.  To fast-track entry to the building, complete the form on your own device before arriving.  Alternatively you can fill out the form using the devices available at the Community Centre.  

Yoga & Meditation Classes Tomorrow

For those who registered, this is a reminder of tomorrow’s free Yoga and Meditation classes.  Sorry, no drop-ins.

Yoga – 9:30-10:30  After the class, participants can pre-pay for a 10 week session to be held every Tuesday 9:30-10:30 from Oct 5-Dec 7th.  Fee $50 (cash and/or tickets)

Chair Yoga – 11-11:30  After the class, participants can pre-pay for a 10 week session to be held every Tuesday 11-11:30 from Oct 5-Dec 7th.  Fee $25 (cash and/or tickets)

Meditation – 11:45-12:15   After the class, participants can pre-pay for a 10 week session to be held every Tuesday 11:45-12:15 from Oct 5-Dec 7th.  Fee $25 (cash and/or tickets)

Please arrive 15 mins early and enter via the main community centre doors near the library with you proof of vaccines and photo ID.  Classes are in South Hall.  Please bring exact cash.

Important City of Markham Program Information

Please see information from the City of Markham regarding in-person programs beginning next week and what you should know before arriving at the Thornhill Community Centre.

Yoga & Tai Chi – Free Trial Classes

To promote our Senior Yoga & Tai Chi programs, we will be offering several trial classes free of charge.  Classes will take place in the South Hall of the Thornhill Community Centre and are open to all Members.

Yoga – Free class Tuesday September 28th from 9:30-10:30.  After the class, participants have the choice to pre-pay for a 10 week session to be held every Tuesday 9:30-10:30 from Oct 5-Dec 7th.  Fee $50 (cash and/or tickets)

*NEW* Chair Yoga (Gentle Yoga for those with less mobility) – Free class Tuesday September 28th from 11-11:30.  After the class, participants have the choice to pre-pay for a 10 week session to be held every Tuesday 11-11:30 from Oct 5-Dec 7th.  Fee $25 (cash and/or tickets)

*NEW* Meditation – Free class Tuesday September 28th from 11:45-12:15.  After the class, participants have the choice to pre-pay for a 10 week session to be held every Tuesday 11:45-12:15 from Oct 5-Dec 7th.  Fee $25 (cash and/or tickets)

Tai Chi Free class on Thursday September 30th from 10:30-11:30.  After the class, participants have the choice to pre-pay for a 10 week session to be held every Thursday 10:30-11:30 from Oct 7-Dec 9th.  Fee $50 (cash and/or tickets)

Trial classes must pre-registered (NO drop-ins).  To reserve your spot please see City of Markham registration information or contact cpetrowtsc@gmail.com or call 416-677-7596.

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Register for Fall TSC Programs

TSC will begin running limited programs (more will be added in the coming months) in the Thornhill Community Centre beginning Monday September 27th.  See the TSC Daily Activity Schedule (REVISED Sept 15) Fall 2021 for the list of available programs and their associated activity barcodes.  You will need the barcode to register for each activity.  By registering, you will have reserved your spot in the activity.  No Drop-ins allowed.  Registration opens at 9am on Sept 15th. 

If you have never registered with the City of Markham before, call the contact centre at 905-477-5530 and they will set you up with a client barcode and account PIN.  Once you have your codes, you may register online or by phone through the Contact Centre, open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm.

The Seniors Centre space will remain locked down through the Fall.  Entrance to the Community Centre will only be through the main doors by the Library (keep this in mind when parking).  Please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your activity and wear a mask.  At the door you must show proof of double vaccination and photo ID before being allowed inside.  You can then make your way to your activity where we will check your name on the registration list and collect activity fees.  We are accepting TSC Punch Cards, TSC Pink and Green tickets and cash.  Please bring exact cash as we will not have much change.

If you still have questions or difficulty registering, please contact bbailey@markham.ca for assistance.

Hope to see you all again soon 🙂

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Markham Recreation Facilities – Proof of Vaccination

See the latest vaccine announcement from the City of Markham below:

“We look forward to welcoming you back to select City of Markham recreational facilities starting September 13! 
 
While things might look a little different, you can expect to see the same friendly faces and customer service from our staff.
 
As we reopen more programs in person, the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and participants continues to be our number one priority.
 
Starting September 22, all visitors to our recreational facilities who are age 12 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated after receiving the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (e.g. two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series, plus 14 days from last shot).
 
Proof of vaccination will be required at entry, along with photo ID (such as driver’s licence or health card). You can download your vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal or by calling the Provincial Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. Exemptions will be permitted for unvaccinated individuals with medical exemptions or under 12 years of age.
 
Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted entry with a doctor’s note until recognized medical exemptions can be integrated as part of a digital vaccine receipt. 
 
An enhanced digital vaccine receipt that features a QR code will be available by the Province of Ontario as of October 22. 
 
For more information about facility reopenings, COVID-19 health and safety protocols, dates and specific services and amenities available at the facilities, visit markham.ca/reopening.
 
To learn more about Ontario’s proof of vaccination program, please visit the provincial website for Frequently Asked Questions
 
Welcome back, Markham. We’ve missed you. We appreciate your continued support to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
 
Thank you for doing your part.
 
-Team Markham”

Fall TSC Programs Coming Soon!

We’re currently working on scheduling TSC Programs in the Thornhill Community Centre to begin September 27.  Activities include Table Tennis, Pickleball, Badminton, Yoga, Tai Chi, Bridge, Euchre, MahJong, Snooker and more.  Cash, TSC Tickets & TSC Punch Cards accepted.

Programs, space and times will be limited and COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place.  Pre-registration required (details to come).

Stay tuned to the website for more information in the coming weeks!