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Icon of the event Low Back Exercises: The McGill Method for Safe, Effective Back Rehab
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Up to 80 percent of working Canadians will experience an episode of low back pain their lifetime and some back injuries may be caused by doing the wrong exercises in the gym. So how can you be sure which exercises are safe an...

Icon of the event Cycle Toronto Workshop: Basic Bike Maintenance
Sat Aug 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Learn the basics of day-to-day bicycle maintenance! Topics include: safety checks, pumping your tires, tightening your brakes, lubing your chain and ensuring your bike is the right fit for you....

Icon of the event Exercise and Mental Health
Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

With one in five Canadians experiencing a mental health episode in their lives, exercise has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to improve one's mental wellbeing. Lorne Opler, instructor of Fitness and Health Pro...

Icon of the event At Home Alone: 5 easy steps to independence
Sat Sep 17, 2016 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Help prepare your 10-14 year old to stay home alone safely through this fun and interactive workshop. Parents and children will develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that is tailored to meet each family's uniqu...

Icon of the event Building Resilient Children and Youth
Sat Nov 12, 2016 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Beaches

A presentation for parents with children aged 10 - 17, but parents with younger children would also benefit from it. This 2 hours workshop focuses on strategies that build resilience in children such as communications, positi...

Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course (Ages 11-15)
Sat Oct 15, 2016 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Get your babysitting certification on Saturday, October 15, 9am-5pm! Back by popular demand with our amazing trainer Maureen! This one-day course teaches you how to safely babysit infants and young children, and covers inform...

Icon of the event Cycle Toronto: Commuting by Bike in All Weather Conditions
Sat Aug 13, 2016 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Make all-season cycling a breeze! Topics include: basic road rules and safe riding techniques, recommended "office-friendly" clothing for different cycling seasons, bicycle care and maintenance tips, route-planning and safe r...

Icon of the event Finding Skin Care Products That Work: With Louise Hidinger
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Palmerston

Cosmetic Chemist and science writer Louise Hidinger, Ph.D., discusses ingredients and formulations to tackle specific skin issues and how to identify products that contain effective amount of active ingredients. No registrati...

Icon of the event Arthritis and Falls Prevention
Tue Sep 27, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

WoodGreen Community Services presents a free health information session on arthritis and falls prevention. For information please call 416-396-3975.

Icon of the event Plant-powered! The health benefits of a plant-based diet
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Pamela Fergusson, a Registered Dietitian with a Ph.D. in nutrition will discuss why plant-based diets are on the rise and the benefits of this trend. She will share the latest research underpinning the value of increasing th...