Teens & Tweens

Fall/Winter 2017-2018

NEW! Suzuki Violin Lessons

Ages 4 +
Learn how to play the violin with an experienced teacher in a fun and nurturing environment. The Suzuki method is an internationally known music curriculum & teaching philosophy from the mid-20th century, created by Japanese violinist and pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki. It incorporates parent responsibility, loving encouragement and constant repetition. Parents must accompany children under the age of 8 to their lesson. Violins are not included but can be rented (Long & McQuade, Soundpost).



Winter: January 14–March 25
No class: February 18, March 11,18

Group Lessons: $143 M • $168 NM
(per child/per session)

Private Lessons: $194 • $219 NM
(per child/per session)

Instructor: Mika Posen

To register contact Gail Lieff, (613) 798-9818 ext. 303, glieff@jccotawa.com

Also available Thursday, see the After School Calendar on page 11.

Just Getting Started Sunday Sports Club

Age 4–6
Learn new skills and play different sports every week.

Sunday, 12:30 am–1:15 pm
September 17–December 17
$82 M • $102 NM

Contact: Jon Braun (613) 798-9818 x267, jbraun@jccottawa.com

Sunday Teen Pick-up Basketball

Age 13–17
Sunday, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Fall: September 17–December 17
Winter: January 7–March 25
Free for SJCC Members

Contact: Jon Braun (613) 798-9818 x267, jbraun@jccottawa.com

Introduction to Weights and Fitness

Age 12-15
Learn how to safely use the Fitness Centre equipment. Teens who complete this course gain full access to the Fitness Centre. Choose from any one of the following two day sessions:


September 10 & 17

  • October 15 & 22
  • November 5 & 12
  • November 26 & December 3


  • January 14 & 21
  • February 4 & 11
  • March 4 & 11

11:30 am–12:30 pm
Included in Membership

Contact: Carla Gencher (613) 798-9818 x278, cgencher@jccottawa.com

Supersitters with St. John Ambulance

Age: 11+
This class prepares future babysitters for the challenges of looking after children and includes safety, conflict resolution and emergency procedures. Participants will participate in both theory and practical elements and successfully complete a test before receiving their certificate. Please bring a doll or teddy bear big enough to put a diaper on, pen, paper, and a nut free lunch and snacks. You must be 11 years old by the day of the class.

9:00 am–4:00 pm
Wednesday, January 3;
Sunday, March 4

$87 per person

Contact: Gail Lieff (613) 798-9818 ext. 303 • glieff@jccottawa.com

Coach Brown’s One-on-One Basketball Academy

Former University of Ottawa Captain and Coach, Carlos Brown works individually with students helping them to improve their basketball skills. Many of his students have taken their game to the next level in high school, college and university. Coach Brown works with all kids, no matter their level.

For more information and to book your session contact Jon Braun (613) 798-9818 ext. 267, jbraun@jccottawa.com.

Safety Classes

NEW! My Safe Life with Safety Tree

Age 7-10
A personal safety program created for children that use traditional gaming, digital media, video, role play and repetition to teach life skills that keep kids safe and help them make caring and respectful decisions in their everyday lives. Children will take home a manual and a certificate of participation.

Topics include: A child’s right to be safe and to get help, tricky people/inappropriate adult behaviours, safe strangers and strangers to avoid, bullying prevention, being assertive and getting help from busy adults, basic self-defence, building strong communities (respect, kindness, and manners) and more.

Sunday, 9:00 am–4:00 pm

  • January 21

$77 per person/per session

Contact: Gail Lieff (613) 798-9818 ext. 303 • glieff@jccottawa.com

NEW! Home Alone Safety for Kids with Safety Tree

Age 9-12
Is your child prepared to take the first steps towards staying home alone? This program helps children gain confidence and skills to successfully stay at home alone. Safety and awareness are the common themes and all information is current and reflects what today’s children are facing when home alone.

Some topics include: street smarts and bike safety, online and internet safety, snacking and kitchen safety, home fire safety, preventing accidents, handling emergencies, basic first aid.

Sunday, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
February 25

$77 per person

Contact: Gail Lieff (613) 798-9818 ext. 303 • glieff@jccottawa.com