The Salvation Army’s community kitchen cooking classes proved so popular this spring and summer that a new set of classes is starting up for the fall.
The classes will be offered on Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m and again from 7 to 9 p.m., says Capt. Claudine Kadonaga.
There are 10 available spaces in each session with a small registration fee for some classes.
The program started off Sept. 5 with baking cinnamon buns and sugar cookies.
Call 250-392-2423 to register.
This Thursday, Sept. 12 there will be a no-fee pickling session. Participants are asked to bring eight of their own jars to the session to fill with dilled carrots, beans, cukes, and zucchini relish.
On Thursday, Sept. 19 there will a no fee session on making a chilli dinner with cornbread dinner for five made from scratch.
On Sept. 26 the group will make a vietnamese dinner for five including fresh spring rolls, pork rolls, Thai salad and desert. The fee for this night is $5.
The Salvation Army’s Skills of Success program is also starting up in mid-September. The S.O.S. program is a women’s life skills course that helps individuals feel stronger, be more positive, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and helps to develop a peer support network.
These classes focus on assertiveness, decision making, goal setting, self care, communication skills, crisis management, and building healthy relationships.
There are 10 spaces available.
The Salvation Army also offers a free Fit for Life program from 9 to 10 a.m. each morning, which is adapted to meet the fitness level of each participant.
The SA weight room is also available from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for anyone wishing to enter a personal fitness regime, assistance in developing a program is available free of charge.
The Salvation Army Addictions Day Program also begins on Thursday, Sept. 19. There are 12 spaces available. Kadonaga says there is a good completion rate for this program and 12 spaces available. To register call Steve for more information at 250-305-2492.