Rockway Centre

Front of Rockway Community Centre

Community centres have reopened for select programs

Register for programming online through ACTIVENet.

The Region of Waterloo passed a bylaw requiring the wearing of face coverings in enclosed public spaces that is now in effect. You can learn more about the bylaw and what it means for you on the Region of Waterloo site.

Read more about what's open and closed.

Beginning Friday, Nov. 27, the Province has provided updated guidance on the limits for recreation facilities and community centres. These changes include:

  • Indoor capacity of 10 program participants per room/space, provided physical distancing can be maintained. 
  • Outdoor capacity of 25 program participants per space, provided physical distancing can be maintained.

Read more about these and additional changes.

Rockway Community Centre, located at 1405 King St. E., has been offering programs and services to adults in our community since 1975.

Featuring an auditorium and nine program rooms, the centre is equipped to offer a wide range of activities to individuals and groups.

 

 Programs

 Registration

All programming, including drop-in programming now requires registration. For more information on programs, please visit ACTIVE Net. To register please call the centre at 519-741-2507 

 Safety Measures

After great care and planning we are excited to share that the gradual re-start of programs at Rockway Centre will begin September 21, 2020. We wish that we could initially resume all activities that were available prior to the pandemic however due to public health measures that include physical distancing, screening, decreased occupancy for program rooms, and frequent disinfecting we will need to take a gradual and staged approach to the resumption of all programs. Activities offered in the beginning stages of re-opening at Rockway will be those that are able to meet public health measures and have been assessed as a low risk activity, such as social groups.

It is recognized that the social connections formed between group members at Rockway Centre is valued and needed at this time. As a staff team we are committed to working with groups to determine other opportunities to connect members either in-person or virtually based on their interests. Brenda van De Keere, will be reaching out to the ongoing group conveners and program instructors to communicate the re-start plan for their group and discuss program alternatives for those groups whose return will be delayed. Please call the Rockway Centre at 519-741-2507 if you need additional information. 

We also know that there are a number of members who are not comfortable returning to Rockway Centre Programs during the pandemic. To support these individuals to maintain their connection to the centre we have increased our virtual Zoom Programs and our teleconferencing programs delivered through Kitchener Connections. To learn more or to register for these programs please contact Julie Laderoute at 519-741-2200 ext. 5346

 

 Residents can expect a different experience when visiting as the following safety measures remain in effect:

  • Access control: Public access will be controlled and limited to patrons who are registered for programs or have scheduled activities such as the use of public access computers. Visitors are asked to come prepared to participate in scheduled programming as access to changerooms will be unavailable.
  • Pre-screening questions: Visitors will be required to successfully complete a series of health screening questions prior to entry.
  • Masks and face coverings: Visitors are required to wear masks upon entry and while in common areas such as lobbies, hallways or washrooms.
  • Physical distancing: Visitors are always required to maintain a physical distance of at least 2-meters from other patrons.

 Zoom

Unsure of how to use Zoom or just need a refresher? Watch this tutorial video: How to Join a Zoom Meeting

Mondays

Billiards

Call the main office at 519-741-2507 to reserve a time for yourself and one other player. (Maximum three reservations per call). If you are a single player, we will schedule with another single. Registration is mandatory.

Daily available time slots:

  1. 9-10 a.m.
  2. 10:15-11:15 a.m.    
  3. 11:30am-12:30 p.m.
  4. 12:45-1:45 p.m.
  5. 2-3 p.m.
  6. 3:13-4:15 p.m.

 

Watercolours (#58784)

9:30-11 a.m.

Learn the basics and more of watercolour painting. Experienced painters welcome. Supplies are extra, instructor will supply list at first class. Registration in mandatory.

 

Floor Curling

10-11 a.m.

If you would like to join this indoor group, call the Rockway main office to register (519-741-2507). No previous experience necessary. Registration is mandatory.

 

Bunka Group

1-2:30 p.m.

If you are interested in learning the art of Japanese Embroidery please contact the Rockway main office (519-741-2507) to register for this free group. Registration is mandatory.

 

Oil Painting Practice Group

1:30-3 p.m.

If you are an oil painter and have your own supplies and art work, join this social painting group. They meet weekly to work on individual painting while gaining input from other artists in the room. Registration is mandatory.

Tuesdays

Virtual Stretch Class with Heike (#50165)- FULL

9-10 a.m.

This class reduces stress and tension while improving your posture and restoring natural free-flowing movement.

Reconnect with Heike and other participants from the safety of your home through this interactive online fitness class.

Participants will be provided with a link to this ZOOM course after registration.

Equipment will be available on loan from Rockway Centre for the session.

 

Rockway Guitar Jam groups unite!

9:30-11 a.m.

The regular guitar players of Rockway get together weekly for group practice. For more information, contact Brenda at Brenda.Vandekeere@kitchener.ca. Registration is mandatory.

 

Shuffleboard

1-2:30 p.m.

The floor shuffleboard group returns to Rockway this week. Registration is mandatory.

 

Yoga with Josh (#50182)- FULL

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Yoga with Josh is a course that has alternate moves for all levels of fitness. Registration is mandatory.

 

FRIENDS Social Group

1:30-3 p.m.

Please contact the Rockway main office (519-741-2507)  to register for this free group. Registration is mandatory.

Wednesdays

Virtual Intermediate Weights with Heike (#50153)- FULL

9-10 a.m.

Tone, strengthen and sculpt your body using various resistance tools. Alternatives given for limitations.

Reconnect with Heike and other participants from the safety of your home through this interactive online fitness class.

Participants will be provided with a link to this ZOOM course after registration.

Equipment will be available on loan from Rockway Centre for the session.

 

Acrylic painting at the Forest Heights Community Centre (#57601)

9:30-11 a.m.

Learn the basics and more of painting with acrylics with Rockway instructor Shaun. No experience required. Registration is mandatory.

 

Darts

9:30-11 a.m.

If you like to play darts, register to join this free co-ed group. Registration is mandatory.

 

Virtual Stretch Class with Heike (#50166)- FULL

10-11 a.m.

This class reduces stress and tension while improving your posture and restoring natural free-flowing movement.

Reconnect with Heike and other participants from the safety of your home through this interactive online fitness class.

Participants will be provided with a link to this ZOOM course after registration.

Equipment will be available on loan from Rockway Centre for the session

 

Bible Study (Old Testament)

10-11:30 a.m.

If you are interested in discussing learnings from the old testament, contact the Rockway main office (519-741-2507) to register for this free group. Registration is mandatory.

 

Crokinole

1:30-3 p.m.

The rules of crokinole are simple and we have experienced players that will help you learn. Come see if you enjoy this new activity to Rockway. Players can choose to play with a crokinole stick or their fingers. Registration is mandatory.

 

Tai Chi

4-5 p.m.

Students who have taken instruction in Tai Chi meet weekly to practice their learnings. This group is non-instructional. To register for this free group, contact the Rockway main office at 519-741-2507. Registration is mandatory.

Thursdays

Watercolours (#60195)

9:30-11 a.m.

Learn the basics and more of watercolour painting. Experienced painters welcome. Supplies are extra, instructor will supply list at first class. Registration in mandatory.

 

Virtual Stability Ball Class with Heike (#59378)

10-11 a.m.

For people who have experience with Stability ball exercise, join us for a challenging workout.

Reconnect with Heike and other participants from the safety of your home through this interactive online fitness class.

Participants will be provided with a link to this ZOOM course after registration.

Equipment will be available on loan from Rockway Centre for the session

 

Quilting- FULL

10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.

The Rockway quilters are back at Rockway. Quilting orders are being accepted.

 

Colourful Conversations

1:30-3 p.m.

Social colouring group is back! If you are interested in joining this group please contact the Rockway main office (519-741-2507) to register for this free group. Registration is mandatory.

 

Bible Study (New Testament)

3-4:30 p.m.

This group meets weekly to study the New Testament together. Registration is mandatory.

Fridays

Virtual Advanced Weights with Heike (#50177)- FULL

9-10 a.m.

Tone, strengthen and sculpt your body using various resistance tools. Alternatives given for limitations.

Reconnect with Heike and other participants from the safety of your home through this interactive online fitness class.

Participants will be provided with a link to this ZOOM course after registration.

Equipment will be available on loan from Rockway Centre for the session.

 

Rock Solid Connections: Rockway Coffee Chat

10-11 a.m.

Pop in on this ZOOM meeting and say hello to Rockway friends that you would normally see having coffee in the lobby. Some staff will be here too to say hi, chat and answer questions related to Rockway. We’d love to see you.

Join Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82438768740

Call in using your phone: Dial  647-374-4685 Canada

Meeting ID: 841 4033 4301    

 

Drawing Group

10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.

The drawing group is back at Rockway. If you like to sketch and chat with other people who like to sketch, bring your art to work on and join this group. Registration is mandatory.

 

Needles and Crafts

1-2:30 p.m.

The crafting group is back at Rockway. If you have a custom request for a homemade item, let us know! Registration is mandatory.

 

Ladderballs

2-3:30 p.m.

The ladderballs group is back at Rockway. Registration is mandatory.

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Rentals

Located right off Highway 7/8, with plenty of free parking and a bus stop at the front door, our centre is convenient for all your rental needs.

The facility offers a large auditorium with capacity for 100 is perfect for special birthday and anniversary parties, as well as other special events; while our meeting rooms are perfect for conferences, business and group meetings, with space to accommodate from 14 to 80 people.

The centre is fully accessible - and conveniently located within close walking distance of public transit. Visit Grand River Transit for route information and schedules.

For more information, please call 519-741-2507

 

Centre hours

Monday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday - CLOSED

 

 

 

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