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Updated: July 10 2019


ERA Dragon Boating
Schwatka Lake Recreation Area


In partnership with Flatwater North, ERA members can train in the sport of Dragon boating. Originating from China, dragon boats are typically long and wide and can fit 20 paddlers (10 on each side). Flatwater North has a “mini” dragon boat, which will be able to fit 12 paddlers (6 on each side). The paddling technique is similar to canoeing, although you have to stay in sync! Dragon boating is slated to be a demonstration sport at the 2020 Canada 55+ Games in Kamloops, BC.

Tuesday Afternoons
July 16th - August 20th (6-Class session)
2:30pm - 4:00pm

$65.00 for full session
Mindfulness Meditation 101
with Ruth Lera

Mindfulness Meditation is the practice of taking the time to sit still in a comfortable, supported position to support the experience of focusing intentionally and purposefully on steering our attention where we want it to go.

In this beginner sitting mindfulness meditation course participants will sit in comfortable chairs and be led through a series of short, accessible, guided meditations that will be informative about how to practice sitting meditation, as well as providing guidance on how to bring what is gained from sitting meditation into all life activities and experiences.

Mindfulness meditation helps people connect to their inner strength, quiet the mind, reduce stress and increase health and well-being. Studies from Harvard University have shown the benefits of sitting meditation practice to include: boosted immune system, improved quality of sleep, increased positive emotions, increased density of grey matter, improved memory, stronger sense of self and enhanced relationships.
Sessions will include group discussion and opportunities for participants to ask questions as needed.

Three Classes (each class has the same content)

ERA BOARDROOM


Monday July 22nd at 1:30pm

Wednesday July 31st at 10:30am

Thursday August 8th at 1:30pm

$10 per person, per class


Walking Mindfulness Meditation
with Ruth Lera

Walking meditation/mindfulness has been a course that ERA has run in the past with Ruth Lera. Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which one can develop through the practice of meditation and other training (Wikipedia).

August 27th at 1:30 - 2:30pm
Location To Be Announced
$10 per person
Above programs will be open for registration and payment starting on Thursday July 11th in the office during regular hours (9am - 3pm)

The office will also be open Friday July 12th, 9am - 12pm for registering, especially for dragonboating!

Plant ID Walks

In partnership with Yukon Conservation Society, members will have an opportunity to walk around the Millenium Trail and ID certain species of plants and learn about their properties and other information. 

Because of the partnership, this great program is free for all current members! Registration is by email. Check out the dates below and sign up by clicking the appropriate button. This will (hopefully) open up your email.

PLEASE: Include the names of those you are registering in the email BEFORE you hit send.
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Nature Art in Miles Canyon

Intergenerational Program with Yukon Conservation Society

ERA members will have an opportunity to bring a grandchild/young child they are taking care of to take part in some nature art surrounded by the beauty of Miles Canyon. Actual art completed will be dependent on skill level and interest of participants/children, but will potentially include leaf rubbings, nature-themed coloring sheets, and painting with animal footprint stamps.

Because of the partnership, this great program is free for all current members! Registration is by email. 

Check out the date below and sign up by clicking the button. This will (hopefully) open up your email. As there is limited space, please only sign up if you are sure you are able to attend.

PLEASE: Include the names of those you are registering in the email before you hit send.
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Pilates @ Long Lean & Mean

MONDAYS
PILATES #13

June 3 - August 12 
9:00-10:00am
9 Classes
No Class July 1st or July 15th
$75.00 
REGISTRATION CLOSED


WEDNESDAYS
SILVER STRENGTH #14

June 5 - August 14

9:00 - 10:00am
10 Classes
No Class July 17th
$80.00
REGISTRATION CLOSED

FRIDAYS
Pilates #15


June 7 - August 16
9:00 - 10:00am
9 Classes
No Class June 21st or July 12th
$75.00
REGISTRATION CLOSED


Senior's Day @ Canada Games Centre

Pickleball 4

Monday’s and Wednesday’s are Senior’s Day @ Canada Games Center. Join other ERA members for Pickleball, Floor Shuffleboard, Carpet Bowling and Bocce! 

Contact Charlotte at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information!

** Summer Programming at the CGC is on hold due to maintenance. There are NO scheduled Senior Days after June 19th until September**



Weekly Walking Group

Walking

Explore Whitehorse trails in the safety of a group, get some exercise, and make some new friends.
Our walking group meets every Tuesday from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (depending on the trail).
Nordic poles welcome but not required.
Emails are sent Monday's with trail locations and meeting points.
Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or stop into the ERA office to register.
FREE for ERA Members!

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