April Community Newsletter 2018

April means month of Fun!

April 2018

Just like that, Spring has arrived here at the River District. We rung in April with our Golden Easter Celebration. It was a great event and we have so much more to look forward to. There is a month long call for donations for gently used children’s (newborn-5T) clothing for Family Place. The River District Neighbourhood Centre is excited to introduce a new fitness class – the Nritya Dance Workout. Ladies Night features an evening of creativity and positivity as we create Mala bead bracelets. We are also excited to welcome Starbucks (coming this Spring) to the River District community.

Golden Easter Celebration

We welcomed the month of April with the Golden Easter Celebration. It had been a busy few weeks preparing for the big event and we are thrilled to say that it was a massive success. The Golden Easter Celebration has grown from last year’s 500 in attendance to this year’s over 2000. The Golden Chocolate Egg Hunts were a hit, with all of our time slots fully booked and 400 kids participating in a search for chocolate eggs in our Neighbourhood Centre. A big congratulations goes to Addison, a River District resident who won the Giant Chocolate Bunny raffle.

We are so thankful to everyone involved, especially Romer’s for providing mini doughnuts and yogurt parfaits, Starbucks for providing hot chocolate and coffee, our amazing Wesgroup team and volunteers, and of course, YOU, our River District community, for coming and showing your support. We are beyond excited to put on even more fun family community events for everyone #downbytheriver.





Dates: Sunday, April 22nd (Free Trial), April 29th, May 6th, 13th, 20th
Time: 1:00 to 2:00pm
Place: Neighbourhood Centre (8683 Kerr St)
Fee: $50/4 Classes (Must register for 4)
Register: events@riverdistrict.ca

The Neighbourhood Centre fitness classes are a big hit. This month, we are excited to introduce the ‘Nritya (Dance) Workout & Healing Mudras.’ This class is inspired by an Indian classical dance and combines stretching, strengthening and healing mudras. All levels are welcomed.

Try out this new workout with a free session on Sunday, April 22nd. For more information, click here




Date: Tuesday, April 24th
Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm
Place: Neighbourhood Centre (8683 Kerr St)
Fee: Based on the cost of gemstones ($20)
RSVP: events@riverdistrict.ca

This month’s Ladies Night features an evening of creating Mala bead bracelets. Mala beads are a string of beads traditionally used in prayer and meditation. They can be made from gemstones that match the intention of your practice. Join Aimee as she shows us the basics on how to make our Malas with love and wear them with intention. For more information, click here.







See what’s happening at River District.




Kids’ Activities

Family Place: Tues & Thurs​​​​​​​


Adult Programs

Knitting Club: Apr 1, 15, 29

Ladies Night:  Apr 24


Health & Fitness

Pilates: Mon

Fit4Two:  Mon, Tues & Sat

FitUFitness: Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs

Yoga: Tues, Thurs & Sat

Mindful Mov’t: Wed

SunRun InTraining: Sun

Nritya Dance: Sun