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Now Here: AESES Education Seminars

The AESES Education Committee would like to present you with the following seven seminars, as part of our Spring 2018 offerings:
  • Hot Yoga: Foundation Practice – Monday, ​March 12. 6:00-7:00pm.
    ​Sweat, endurance, training your mind, working on flexibility, and improving circulation. All benefits of hot yoga. Or, simply pretend you’re in a tropical climate, minus the poolside beverages and sunscreen. This class is an excellent warm-up for all, including beginners. Half of the class will consist of standing postures and the remainder comprised of a floor series suitable for anyone who is moderately active. (space – 30 participants)
  • Hot Yoga: Hip Opening – Wednesday, March 14. 7:30-8:30pm.
    This hip opening flow is said to be great for those who sit in a chair all day or as a compliment to any recreational physical activity, like running. Hip openers are meant to ease back and knee pain, along with improving circulation to the legs. Though this and the prior class are both labeled as hot yoga, there are areas within the studio room that are cooler, if needed. (space – 30 participants)
  • Estate Planning – ​Thursday, ​March 22. 6:30-8:30pm.
    Estate lawyer, Cole Southall, of the Filmore Riley firm, will be leading this session on estate planning. The discussion will also cover the topics of wills, powers of attorney and health care directives.​ It never hurts to be more informed, whether we are looking towards our own interests, or those of our family members. (space – 30 participants)
  • Bike Maintenance/Repair Clinic – ​Wednesday, ​April 25. 5:30-6:30pm.
    Staff at UM Cycle will take participants through a talk on common bicycle mishaps, how to prep your bike for ride season, and general maintenance tips that could benefit every rider – leisure or commuter. A display bike and tools will be used as visuals. (space – 20 participants)
  • English Country Dancing – Thursday, ​May 10. 7:00-9:00pm.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFKPT1qDLiU … That’s a sample of this style of dance, but our version will take place without the head dresses, tailored outfits and formality. No previous dance experience required, really. If you know how to form a long line, and can travel along the line with a partner while following instructions for repeated moves, you’re almost owed a British passport. Should be fun. Live music. (space – 30 participants)
  • Wine Tasting – Wednesday, ​May 16. 7:00-9:00pm.
    Wine varieties, plus sampling, makes for a tasty evening. Under the instruction of an employee of Grant Park Mall’s Liquor Mart, participants will be walked through a selection of summer wines, ideal for our eventual BBQ season. (space – 20 participants)
  • Axe Throwing – Saturday, May 26. 2:30-4:30pm.
    The less refined cousin to darts, axe throwing takes lumberjacking to the next level.​ Enjoy some friendly competition, following a safety and technique lesson. You’ll feel really strong after, and maybe accomplished too, as not everyone has such diverse skills. (space – 40 participants)

​Interested? If you’ve read through the above seminar descriptions and some pique your interest, fill out the registration form and submit it to the AESES Office, along with your payment, prior to the February 28th deadline. ​Seminars are intended for members and their significant others. All sessions are filled, based on when registrations and payments are received by the AESES Office.

Please note that as of this year, AESES is implementing a policy which requires that members be signed as union members in order to participate in our education seminars. If you are not yet signed (or aren’t sure), but are interested in attending, contact the AESES office and we’ll have you fill out a membership form, if needed.

Did you know

AESES is affiliated with the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU).

AESES' Charter Meeting was held in December of 1972.

We offer scholarships for AESES dependants at both universities.

Anyone can attend a Board meeting by calling the AESES Business Office prior to the meeting and confirming their attendance.

AESES requires new volunteers for various committees. Please contact the Business Office if you are an AESES member interested in joining one of our committees.

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