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Welcome to the 2016/17 Season

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Writing Your Life Story

"Your life is important. It is as unique as your fingerprints. It is a precious piece of time that should not be forgotten. There has only been one life lived like yours in all time and only you can leave an accurate account of it.” -Frank Thomas, author.

Have you thought about writing your life story or a piece of your life that was important or life changing? Do you have a story to tell? Do you want to share your growing up years with your children or grandchildren so they better understand who you are and who they are? Have you thought about writing your story, but don’t know where or how to get started? Writing is a challenging mental activity, and research shows that challenging yourself mentally improves your mental agility and stamina. It even develops brain cells. This nine-week course will give you the tips and tools to write Your Life Story in manageable “bites”.

  • No prior writing experience is necessary. Honest!
  • There is a reading and writing assignment each week.
  • You are not required to read your writing in class, but it is the stories of others that spark our memories.
  • The textbook gives organizational tips, writing pointers and memory sparkers to get you started and keep you writing.
  • Canyon Vistas has several published authors as a result of this class.
Classes for first time WYLS writers will meet on Monday afternoons 1:00 to 2:00 in Portals III, beginning January 8th. Register for the class by contacting Coleen at cehresmann19@gmail.com site #455 or call 605.520.2607

Click Here for more information and some important tips to help you get the most out of the class


Technology and You Classes
4 Sessions

  • Date: Nov 29 - Intro to Androd
  • Date: Dec 6 - Photo and Video
  • Date: Dec 13 - Getting rid of Cable / Satellite
  • Date: Dec 20 - Using the World-Wide Web to your advantage.
  • Time: Wednesdays 12:30 - 1:30 PM
  • Location: Portals II
  • Coordinator: Jeanne Rudick

Card Stitching Class

  • Dates: Weekly Starting Wednesday Dec 6, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Portals II
  • Coordinator: Sheila Sage / 503.867.7318 Site #166
  • Cost: $5.00 to make your first card

Sheila will provide all the supplies needed and you will come away with a beautiful handmade card
If you already do card stitching, there is no charge to join us and work on your own projects.


Genealogy Classes

  • Dates: First and Third Friday Starting Dec 1, 2017 thru March
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Portals III
  • Coordinator: Sheila Sage / 503.867.7318 Site #166

If you are interested in finding out more about your ancestors or tracing your family tree. Join us for free genealogy classes. We will meet the first and third Friday of the month through March. Please sign up in the clipboard room (Portals I), so we know how many handouts to have made.


The following are from 2016/17 season and will be updated as soon as new information is received........

Water Color Painting Instructions - 2016/17

  • Dates: 2nd & 4th Saturdays Dec 10 - Mar 25
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Vistas I
  • Coordinator: Nan Lawrence

Paper Crafting - 2016/17

  • Dates: Saturdays, Nov 5 - Mar 25
  • Time: 10:00 Am - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Portals II
  • Coordinator: Pat Cawsey

Photography Workshop - 2016/17
Landscape - 3 Sessions

  • Dates: Jan 7, Jan 14 & Jan 21, 2017
  • Dates: Feb 11, Feb 18 & Feb 25, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Portals III
  • Coordinator: Hans Brakob

Pilates - 2016/17

  • Dates: Nov 8 - Mar 28
  • Time: Tuesdays 9:00 - 10 AM & 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Location: SV Pool Deck
  • Coordinator: Christian Beland
  • Info: 2 Classes each day with 10 participants

Pinewood Derby

  • Dates: TBA
  • Time: TBA
  • Location: TBA
  • Coordinator: Wayne Van Houton
  • Info: Watch clipboard room for details and updates

Ping Pong - 2016/17

  • Dates: Nov 1 - Mar 30, 2017
  • Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Ballroom Patio
  • Coordinator: Earl Fischer

Ladder Golf - 2016/17

  • Dates: Oct 15 - Apr 15, 2017
  • Time: Daily 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Ballroom Patio
  • Coordinator: Activities Desk

Jam Session - 2016/17
Local Musicians & Open to All

  • Dates: Jan 5 - Mar 16
  • Time: Sundays 7:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Ballroom
  • Coordinator: Lawrence Vanlieshout
  • Info: Open to all

Jewelry 101 - 2016/17

  • Dates: Nov 6 - Mar 26, 2017
  • Time: Sundays 1:00 - 2:30 PM
  • Location: Vistas I
  • Coordinator: Gioriann Rutherford

Knitting Group (Hand Crafting) - 2016/17

  • Dates: Nov 7 - Mar 27
  • Time: Mondays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Vista I
  • Coordinator: Ann Lott and Marlys Fischer

Red Hat Group - CV Vixens - 2016/17

  • Dates: Nov 3 - Mar 2
  • Time: 1st Thursday of the Month 1:30 - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Portals II
  • Coordinator: Mary Johnson

Remote Control Race Car Track - 2016/17

  • Dates: Oct 3 - Apr 28
  • Time: Daily 2:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Race Car Track by Library
  • Coordinator: Gary Beaver

Porcelain Art (Painting with Students) - 2016/17

  • Dates: Dec 21 - Mar 20
  • Time: Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Vistas II
  • Coordinator: Shar Steart

Group Potluck Dinners - 2016/17

  • Canada Feb 11, 4:30 - 6:30 PM, Ballroom
  • Choir Feb 25, Noon - 1:00 PM, Ballroom
  • East Coast Feb 4, 4:00 - 6:30 PM, Ballroom
  • Hiking Club Feb 26, 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Ballroom
  • Mich, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois Feb 18, 4:30 - 6:30 PM, Ballroom
  • Minnesota, Iowa Wisconsin Feb 19, 5:00 - 6:30 PM, Ballroom
  • North Central States 4:00 - 7:00 PM, Ballroom Patio
  • West Coast Feb 24, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Ballroom

Pound Fitness - 2016/17

  • Dates: 2016/17 Season
  • Time: Wednesdays 9:15 - 10:00 AM
  • Location: Ballroom Patio
  • Coordinator: Randall Fitness
  • Info: $5.00 pp - Bring your own mat

Aqua Bike Exercise Program - 2016/17

  • Dates: Begins Jan 9, 2017
  • Time: Mondays & Thursdays 8:30 - 9:30 AM
  • Location: The Pool at The Views
  • Coordinator: TBA
  • Info: 23 bikes will be available.
    A ticket is required and can be purchased at the activities desk for $5.00 per session.

Self Defense Classes - 2016/17

  • Dates: Begins Jan 16, 2017
  • Time: Mondays 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Location: CV Ballroom
  • Coordinator: TBA
  • Info: See activities desk for more information

Walking to DVDs - 2016/17

  • Dates: Oct 17 - Apr 14
  • Time: Mon thru Fri 8:00 - 9:00 AM
  • Location: Billiard's Room
  • Coordinator: Pauline Janneteau

Water Aerobics - 2016/17

  • Dates: Oct 3 - May 19
  • Time: Mon, Wed & Fri 9:30 - 10:30 AM
  • Location: CV Pool
  • Coordinator: Julie Meiier
  • Info: $3.50 per session

Water Volleyball - 2016/17

  • Dates: Nov 1 - Apr 15
  • Time: Tue & Sun 2:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Location: SV Pool
  • Coordinator: Rick Pirie (Site 701) & Bruce Maes
    See Community Calendar Event for Contact Info

Zumba (Exercise) - 2016/17

  • Dates: Nov 3 - Mar 30
  • Time: Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Ballroom
  • Instructor: Corina

Spanish Class (Basic) - 2016/17

  • Dates: Nov 3 - Mar 23
  • Time: Thursdays 10:15 - 11:15 AM
  • Location: Portals II
  • Coordinator: Mary Eggleston

Tai Chi - 2016/17

  • Dates: Oct 12 - Apr 12
  • Time: (Beginners) Wednesdays: 9:00 - 9:30 AM at the SV Patio
  • Time: (Intermediate) Fridays: 9:00 - 9:30 AM at the SV Patio
  • Location: SV Patio
  • Coordinator: Pat Sularz

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