Volleyball and Yoga

Volleyball has begun at NHPS, Tuesday evenings from 6:30 until 8:30.  If you’d like a bit of exercise come try a night for free.   This is a rec league of primarily adult players of all ages.  Cost will be determined by the number of players who commit.

Yoga continues at the Castleton Town Hall on Thursday evenings.  This week Kevin will be leading as our usual instructor Laura has a previous committment.  Drop in fee of $10 applies, bring your mat, water and layers if it is cool.

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Thank you

Erin Hobbs Graphic Design generously volunteered time to create not only our logo but the new sign we had installed this summer.  So many people commented on the lack of signage we previously had that we undertook this upgrade.  Hopefully now the location of our fields will be more visible.  If you need graphic work done, contact Erin.  Examples of her work can be found here.

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Thank you to all who made the Youth dance and the Children’s party such a success.  The volunteers we have continue to be the backbone of our organization.  We do need to call on you again however.  Bingos continue to be a large portion of operating dollars but each bingo requires up to 4 volunteers.  Kevin requires possibly 3 volunteers for Bingo on Wednesday November 22nd that starts at 7 pm.  Volunteers are required to be at the Hometown Bingo for 5:15 pm  would finish by 9:15 pm.  If you are available please contact him by email at president@castletonsportsclub.ca or text (289 251 9870.)


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Youth Dance

This year we will host a youth dance for grades 5 -8 instead of an adult Halloween dance on Saturday Oct 28.  We are looking for a few student volunteers and adult supervisors to help out.  Our annual Children’s Halloween party will be held on Tuesday, Oct 31, bring your little ghosts and goblins to the town hall.

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Learning Opportunity

The Castleton Sports Club is a member of the Northumberland Sports Council.  Occasionally they host seminars that may be of interest to our community members.  If you are interested, contact information is below.

Northumberland Sports Council in partnership with Sport for Life is pleased to offer Physical Literacy for Communities!

This FREE full day workshop will combine the PL 101 and 301 – give you the basics and the practical ways to incorporate it into your practice and programming.

Physical activity is a lot more fun when you are physically literate. Now more than ever, physical literacy is being recognized as an important component of best practices in the sport, recreation, health and education sectors within Canada. Unfortunately, not everyone knows or understands what exactly physical literacy is. The goal of the Physical Literacy 101 workshop is to cover a broad introduction to the concept of physical literacy. This interactive session that will help you to define what exactly physical literacy means, and how you can integrate its concepts to improve your programs. We will touch on the Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth (PLAY) Tools and show you how these can be used to track development of physical literacy skills to help participants improve where needed. You will leave with a solid understanding of what physical literacy is and knowledge of how you can encourage continual improvement and development of physical literacy skills across the lifespan.

The afternoon will focus on Integrating Physical Literacy Into Your Programming. This interactive session participants will learn how to incorporate physical literacy into their practice and programs through effective methods and delivery of enriched activities into a variety of settings. The activities can be easily implemented by a coach, physical educator, generalist teacher, childcare or early years educator, recreation or fitness leader or parent. Physical literacy will be discussed as a means to enhance movement, increase active participation, as well as to reduce risk of injury.

This workshop will provide individuals with a good understanding of physical literacy basics, and the support to integrate these principles into their programs.

Check in is from 8:30 to 9; lunch will be provided.

Please go to the following link to register


If you have any questions please contact Molly via email at molly.nthdsportscouncil@gmail.com

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A Few Updates

Volunteers are needed for bingo on September 27th from 5:15pm to 9:15pm.  If there is anyone over 18 that is interested or available the support would be greatly appreciated. Volunteer hours can still be applied to the 2017 season or the 2018 season.  Please let Kevin know by email or text 289 251 9870 (please identify yourself)

The annual Terry Fox run/walk is set for Sunday Sept 17.  Registration at the fields will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the run scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m.

Still time to take advantage of the great Whole Shebang deal.  There was great support last week and we look forward to providing you with an hour of yoga to help unwind through the fall.  Check out the deal HERE

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Yoga at the Town Hall

We are pleased to again offer yoga classes at the town hall.  Unfortunately we have had to move the night to Thursdays for the upcoming session but we have confirmed Laura will be back to lead us.  If you haven’t tried one of Laura’s classes, you won’t be disappointed.  She does an amazing job of tailoring the classes to all skill levels.   Please bring your mat, water and blanket if you desire.

There will be two sessions, Fall 2017  (Sept 7 – Dec 21)  and Winter/Spring 2018 (Jan 11 – May 17).  The Fall Steal of a Deal will be $125 for all 16 classes – LESS than $8 per class!  or $10 drop-in rate.  The Winter / Spring Deal will be $140 for all 18 classes or $10 drop-in.   Contact Tracey at tjdoidge@gmail.com for more information.


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Canada 150

The Canada 150/Cramahe 225 celebration came to a close last night.  The weather held and everyone who came enjoyed a free BBQ, entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display.  There are so many hours of volunteer work involved in this type of project and we are thankful to have been part of the celebration.

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Canada 150 Celebration at the Fields

Slight changes to the schedule of events for Sunday

12:00 – 4:00 Ball tournament and BBQ

2:00 Walking tour of the Castleton Cemetary

3:30 Ukulele Show featuring local students

Antique car rally will be finishing at the fields throughout the afternoon

5:00 Trophy presentations to ball players and car rally participants

8:00 Great Canadian Review and improv comedy with Stephanie Hererra combined with live Canadian classic music featuring our own Cindy Matthews on lead vocals.  This family friendly event is admission by donation.

Dusk (approx 9:15) the day ends with a fireworks display by Doug & Cheryl Stewart of Doug’s Small Engines


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Canada 150 Celebration


Canada 150 celebrations are nearly here. We are in need of a few volunteers to help throughout the afternoon and evening in a variety of ways. Please let Kevin know if you can help asap.  The schedule of events at the fields are BBQ – 12-4, Ball tournament 12-4, Ukulele Presentation 3:30, Car rally finish 4:45; Presentations for baseball tournament and car rally 5:00, Improv and review 7:30- 8:30, Closing ceremonies 8:30 and fireworks at dusk.  All times are approximate but we will try to keep as close as possible to the schedule.  There so many great events planned for the entire weekend in Cramahe Township to celebrate the 225 years of Cramahe


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