Essentrics Exercise classes with Suzanne Jackson take place three days a week in the North Thompson Community Centre room at the Barriere Ridge.                                (Dori McRae photo)

Essentrics Exercise classes with Suzanne Jackson take place three days a week in the North Thompson Community Centre room at the Barriere Ridge. (Dori McRae photo)

North Thompson Activity Centre announces new programs

Kids Yoga, Children’s Soccer, and Friday Night Youth Group (TEEN SCENE) added to program schedule

The board of the North Thompson Activity Centre Society announced last week their upcoming Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m., at their Barriere Ridge location (4936 Barriere Town Road, third door on the right).

NTACS Office Administrator, Dori McRae, says “All interested community members are encouraged to attend. At this meeting we will vote in our Board of Directors including president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary along with four directors.”

McRae also noted, “The Activity Centre will continue to offer and support programs such as the After School Program, Summer Care Program, Children’s Dance with Just for Kicks, Adult Yoga with Chelsea Harris, Indoor Walking, Brushes of Barriere Painting Group, Quilters Group, Barriere Minor Ball, Group Fitness Classes with Tammy York, Essentrics Exercise Classes with Suzanne Jackson, Fun For Tots and Healthy Beginnings Parent and Tot Play group with Judy Armstrong, Bingo Night at the Seniors Centre (first Friday of every month), and for the past eight years the Volunteer Income Tax Program (free for eligible individuals). Our space also hosts meetings for the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society, North Thompson Fish & Game Club, Garden Club, Hospice and many others.”

New programming coming this Fall includes; Kids Yoga with Lauren Kenny, Children’s Soccer with Louise Symes of Lead Wolf Selects Soccer Academy, and Friday Night Youth Group (TEEN SCENE).

McRae says there will be more events and activities to come, and, “We would like to express a huge thank you to the District of Barriere for their support of our programs at the North Thompson Activity Centre.Come join with us as we broaden our mandate to the community, and look forward to new and exciting ventures serving the needs of our youth and young at heart. Bring your good ideas, enthusiasm, and willingness to work with your neighbours in a fulfilling leadership capacity.See you there!”

For more information on becoming a board member of the North Thompson Activity Centre, please contact their administration office at getactiveinbarriere@gmail.com or by calling 250-672-0033.