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Youth chess club -  Hula Hoop Yoga  - Club de tricot : Information soon to be available 

Chess Club for Kids

Come learn the basic rules of chess or challenge an experienced player!

This club is for kids of all ages who are interested in learning more about chess. The club meets in the library of the Centre des Grands-Vents. Experienced players who wish to share their skills with beginners are also welcome. Chess sets are provided. 

Parents: Would you like to share your love of the game? We are always on the lookout for parent volunteers to help and encourage younger players.
  • When: Information soon to be available 
  • Time: 3 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Number of sessions: 10 sessions 
  • Where: Library of the Centre des Grands-Vents
  • Who: Children, ages 5-12, and parents (optional)
  • Coordinators: Clare Wilcox
  • Equipment required: None!
  • Price: 5.00 $
  • Registration: Open until January 17, 2020 Register your child by email or at the ACFSJ office.
Limited number of spots!
Please register your child by sending an email to Payment can be made at the ACFSJ offices, or at the first Chess Club meeting.


For more information, please contact Clare Wilcox by
telephone at (709) 726-4900, or by email at

  Hula Hoop Yoga for Grade 1 and 2

Hula Hoop Yoga for Grade 1 and 2 During this activity, participants will learn basic Hula Hoop and yoga skills.
This course allows children to experience energetic and meditative fun at each session.
  • When: Information soon to be available 
  • Time: 
  • Number of sessions: 4 sessions
  • Where: Theatre of the Centre des Grands-Vents
  • Who: Kids in Grades 1 and 2
  • Instructor: Cindy Butt
  • Equipment required: Sports clothes, sneakers, water bottle.
  • All other equipment is provided!
  • Price: 5.00 $
  • Registration: Ouvert jusqu'au 5  February  2020
Register your child online or at the ACFSJ offices. Spots are limited!
For more information, please contact Clare Wilcox by
telephone at(709) 726-4900, or by email at





How can I encourage my children to be active?

Update: June 2018

You are the main reason why your children learn about healthy active living. Participate in regular physical activity and eat a healthy diet as a family. It's easier when these habits are part of the whole family's routine. Choose activities that are appropriate for your children's age and developmental stage. Give your children plenty of time to participate in structured activities such as organized sports and unstructured activities such as playing in the park. Plan fun activities. Teenagers aspire to autonomy and will want to do things on their own. Encourage them to go for a walk or bike ride with their friends. ( translate from french to english) 

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