From the North Vancouver District Library press office:

This January, North Vancouver Recreation and Culture and North Vancouver District Public Library invite you to celebrate your health and wellness with a series of workshops and programs designed to get you active and living healthfully. [Ed. note: FYI, sign up for an annual or three-month rec centre pass between January 2 and 31, and you’ll receive a free personalized 45-minute coaching session!]

All activities are free, and no registration is required.

Yoga with Martine Fox
Wednesday, January 7, 10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Community Room, Lynn Valley Village, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver

About Martine Fox
Martine Fox has been passionately teaching yoga since 2008. Creating a self-accepting and nurturing space allows her students to find their personal authenticity within the practice.

Walking the Trails with Barb Pichler
Tuesday, January 13, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, January 20, 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Walks meet at the End of the Line Café in Lynn Valley.

About Barb Pichler
For over 23 years Barb has led trail trekkers in exploring the magnificent trails of the North Shore.

How to Start a Garden with Emily Jubenvill
Thursday, January 15, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Community Room, Lynn Valley Village, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver

About Emily Jubenvill
Emily guides the efforts of the North Shore Neighbourhood House’s Edible Garden Project (EGP) staff and fundraises and nurtures the partnership that keeps the EGP well-watered and growing. She comes to this role after four years as the EGP’s Community Coordinator and many years of teaching and growing vegetables gardens.

Stretch Class with Penny Stratas
Sunday, January 18, 4 p.m. –5 p.m.
Community Room, Lynn Valley Village

About Penny Stratas
Penny worked as a fitness instructor in Ottawa for many years, and, since coming to British Columbia, on the beautiful North Shore. Penny teaches Body Sculpt, Step, Strength and Stretch classes and is a Weight Training Specialist and Personal Trainer. She is also the owner of a corporate fitness and wellness company, Preventacare Health Services Inc.

Film Night: Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story
Wednesday, January 21, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Lynn Valley Library

“It doesn’t require a complete revolution in the way we treat food. It’s just tweaking it slightly and usually in delicious ways.”

Nutrition Workshop with Tracy Wakaluk
Friday, January 23rd 3:15 p.m. –4:15 p.m.
Community Room, Lynn Valley Village

About Tracy Wakaluk
Tracy is the Fitness Centre Supervisor at John Braithwaite Community Centre.  She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is passionate about living and eating healthy.  She has done nutrition workshops for a variety of groups, including USA Hockey.

Tai Chi with Brad Wyatt
Tuesday January 27, 1 p.m.–2 p.m.
Community Room, Lynn Valley Village

About Brad Wyatt
Brad Wyatt has been teaching Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong healing exercises for the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission, the District of West Vancouver, and many local Seniors and Care Centres since 1987.