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Fall signals arrival of busy sports season

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Three community centres have announced some or all of their fall and winter programs.

Lisa Sinnicks, general manager of Riverview Community Centre provided a list of some of Riverview’s fall programs. Rowdies soccer is for adults while Jackrabbit hockey, Jackrabbit tennis, indoor soccer, basketball and archery programs are for children.

Online registration for these programs began Sept. 4 at

The Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba runs the Jackrabbit ski program. You can register for this program at

South Osborne youth hockey programs are delivered by the Fort Garry North Hockey Association. Online registration for these programs is available at the FGNHA’s website at

Lord Roberts Community Centre also offers children the opportunity to play indoor soccer. For more information on this sports program go to

Dance for ages three and up, taekwondo for ages eight and up and Zumba, a combination of hip-hop, samba.

From Monday to Thursday at 6 to 10 p.m., the Lord Roberts gym is open for evening drop-ins. Basketball is the game of choice on Monday evening from 8 to 10 p.m. However, if the gym is not in use, people can organize a pick-up game.

Free, short-term programs include flag football, floor hockey and ultimate disc.

On Tuesday mornings new parents and soon-to-be parents can learn about child development, health service providers and cooking. To learn more about this LRCC drop-in program call 947-2422 ext. 144.

Beginning Mon., Oct. 1, preschool, nursery and kindergarten children and their parents or caregivers are invited to LRCC to enjoy snacks, play and make crafts. A parents and tots play group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. and Fridays from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. Participants pay a nominal drop-in fee.

The Lighthouse after-school drop-in program for children ages six to 12 runs Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Crafts, games, sports and homework help are on the menu.

The South Osborne Bike Hub continues to educate community members on bicycle repairs and maintenance. I am planning on walking over one Monday or Thursday evening with my broken Peugot.

Lord Roberts will host a Halloween social on Sat., Oct. 20 and a craft and specialty sale on Sat., Nov. 24. You have plenty of time to create a winning costume and later rent a table for the craft sale by phoning 204-336-0536 or 204-299-2315. On Wed., Oct. 24 a winter composting course will help keep you composting all year.

Meanwhile it is tree banding time again and Lord Roberts needs more volunteers. If you take up the tree banding challenge do not wear a floppy jacket.

Call Lord Roberts Community Centre at 204-452-974, email them at or visit their website at for more information on any of these programs.

River Osborne Community Centre staff are currently registering people for a Monday night yoga class. Meanwhile, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, a seniors walking club gets moving at the centre beginning at 10:30 a.m. and walks for one hour.

Andrew Davies, manager of the centre, said adult floor hockey will start in one week. This vigorous activity will take place Tuesdays from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

An after-school club will begin on Tues., Oct. 9, running every Monday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Dianne Doney is a community correspondent for Fort Rouge. You can contact her at

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