Children and Youth Programs 2017

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January 1 2017

Dear parents,

As the new year gets under way, we are excited and happy to welcome back and practce with the young aikidoists in our dojo. As in previous years, our Children and Youth Programs will continue to be closely aligned with the school year, with classes taking place in three Terms, with time off periods during March Break, the Summer months and the Winter holiday season, as follows:

WINTER TERM Early January to late March.
SPRING TERM Early April to late June.
SUMMER BREAK Early July to mid September.
FALL TERM Mid September to mid December.
WINTER BREAK Mid December to early January.

Starting in 2017 the Children and Youth class times will be as follows:

5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:20 am
10:30 am - 11:20 am

Here are some dates to keep in mind for 2017:

WINTER TERM Wed Jan 04 to Mon Mar 27 2017
Wed Jan 04 Winter Term starts
Sun Feb 19 Dojo closed - Family day weekend
Mon Feb 20 Dojo closed - Family day
Mar 13 - 19 March Break - No children classes
Mon Mar 20 Tests
Wed Mar 22 Tests
Mon Mar 27 Winter Term ends
SPRING TERM Wed Mar 29 to Wed Jun 28 2017
Wed Mar 29 Spring Term starts
Sun Apr 16 Dojo closed - Easter Sunday
Mon Apr 17 Dojo closed - Easter Monday
Sun May 21 Dojo closed - Victoria Day weekend
Mon May 22 Dojo closed - Victoria Day
Sun Jun 11 Children and Youth Aikido Seminar at the dojo
Mon Jun 19 Tests
Wed Jun 21 Tests
Wed Jun 28 Spring Term ends
SUMMER BREAK Sun Jul 2 to Sun Sep 10 2017
FALL TERM Mon Sep 11 to Wed Dec 13 2017
Mon Sep 11 Fall Term starts
Sun Oct 8 Dojo closed - Thanksgiving weekend
Mon Oct 9 Dojo closed - Thanksgiving Day
Mon Dec 11 Tests
Wed Dec 13 Tests
Wed Dec 13 Fall Term ends and holiday celebration
WINTER BREAK Thu Dec 14 to Sun Jan 02 2018

The Children and Youth class instructors and I are very happy that you and your child/ren are part of our Toronto Aikikai extended family, and wish you all the best in 2017!


Robert Zimmermann Shihan
Chief Instructor
Toronto Aikikai


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