French Programs

“Red Scarf” Knitting Project

Sat, September 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Daily until October 31, 2020

The Gilbert Centre’s Red Scarf Project’s goal is to improve the lives of those living with, affected by and at risk for HIV/AIDS. Participants are asked to knit red scarves to help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. Once completed, the scarves will be picked up, placed into plastic bags and delivered to local homeless shelters and food banks. *All knitting supplies will be provided at no cost and an online tutorial will be available to those who need guidance.

Zumba in the Park!

Wed, September 23, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Weekly on Wednesday for 6 occurrences

Join us for Zumba at Little Lake Park in Midland! this free, 6-week drop-in exercise class is for anyone ages 8+. It’s a great opportunity to get outside, be active and have fun! *Children must be accompanied by an adult.

*This class will be delivered in French. Participants must bring their health card to attend the workshop.

Little Lake Park - Open Pavilion

Living in the Present Moment (In French)

Mon, October 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
October 26, 2020; November 2, 2020

Join Psychotherapist, Julien Laramée, for this online Mindfulness workshop that fosters an accepting, nonjudgmental environment to practice mindful exercises. Participants will learn how to mindfully manage stress and develop a greater control over their lives. No previous mindfulness experience is necessary!

*This workshop will be offered in French only

Chigamik Online Zoom Sessions

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Online Workshop

Tue, October 20, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Weekly on Tuesday for 6 occurrences

This 6-week online self-management program is for anyone living with a chronic condition including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, lung disease, as well as any other chronic health issues. Each week participants will learn skills that can help them better manage their symptoms through healthy eating, physical activity, action planning, communication and more.

Chigamik Online Zoom Sessions

Online Yoga in French

Thu, October 29, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Weekly on Thursday for 6 occurrences

Join us for a 6-week online beginner yoga program – en français! Yoga is an ancient discipline that explores, develops and integrates the mind, body and spirit. Yoga stretches and strengthens muscles throughout the body, increases relaxation and improves concentration.

To Join: Please complete the registration form below. Once registered, you will be emailed consent forms to complete electronically (instructions found within the email).

Where: All sessions are accessed on the virtual video conferencing platform called ‘Zoom’. You will receive an email 24 hours prior to the session date with a zoom access link and instructions.

*Please note: if you have registered for one session, you will not need to register for subsequent sessions of this program.

CHIGAMIK Online Zoom Sessions

Babysitting Certification

Fri, November 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Is your child looking to pursue a job in babysitting? This babysitting certification from the Canadian Safety Council, is being held on a PD day and is for youth ages 12 years and older. Topics such as handling emergencies, basic first aid training, identifying risks, and how to care for children of various ages will be discussed. *A free pizza lunch and healthy snacks will be provided.

287 Bayshore Drive
Midland ON

Holiday Card-Making Workshop

Fri, December 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn how to create your own holiday cards in this fun and festive 2-hour workshop! Continue the traditional celebration with your own personal touch while also developing your creative skills and abilities.

287 Bayshore Drive
Midland ON