Learn to Dance in Winnipeg, MB

Soldier On, in collaboration with dance instructor, John Steves, and the Royal Canadian Legion - Charleswood, will be hosting a Learn to Dance event in Winnipeg, MB. This will be a two-lesson event held on November 13 and 20 from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. This activity will bring together both serving and retired ill/injured CAF members, allowing participants to connect through peer support and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle.

The event will provide an opportunity for Soldier On participants and their guest to learn or improve their dancing skills.

This is open only to registered Solder On serving or retired members in the Winnipeg geographical area. There is no cost and assistance is provided in registration and filling out the waiver if requested. Travel assistance is not provided for this event as it is in the Winnipeg geographical area.

Instruction and mentoring will be provided by Dance Instructor, John Steeves.

Dance Category – Slow Fox
Lesson One: In this lesson the participant would be taught the basic step and once comfortable, they would be taught an add-on step. The last portion of this lesson would see the participant being taught the transition from the basic step to the add-on step.
Lesson Two: This lesson will commence with a review and practice of the steps taught in the first lesson. From here, the participants will learn other progressive transition steps.

Assistance throughout the event will be provided courtesy of John Steeves.

The number of Soldier On participants is limited to four (4) and their guests. This number could change pending COVID-19 restrictions (Manitoba Public Health Measures) at the time of the event.

Minimum eligibility criteria
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from the Winnipeg geographical area who acquired a permanent physical or mental health illness or injury while enrolled as a member of the CAF; whether attributable or not to service.

Serving Members
Medical clearance may be required by your chain of command.

Mental & Physical Requirements
  • Participants must be able to tolerate one hour of moderately-paced activities.
    • Due to the busy activity schedule, applicants must have a limited requirement for rest throughout the lesson.
  • This event will require a variety of physical movements and will be held indoors, therefore participants need to dress appropriately.
  • Participants will be joined with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment.
Nomination Forms must be received by Soldier On no later than October 29, 2021.
Express your interest here.
Since participants are to bring a guest to this event, the guest must express their interest here.

Soldier On events are planned in accordance with municipal, provincial, territorial and federal public health measures (PHM) and regulations as well as the Canadian Armed Forces health policy and guidelines. The health and safety of Soldier On participants and staff, PSP staff, and CAF TG personnel are paramount. While specific safety precautions for each event will depend on the scope, scale and location of the event, the utmost care will be undertaken to ensure the risk associated with the spread of COVID-19 is very low.

Specific precautions, rules, regulations and observances will be communicated to selected participants for this specific camp in due course, but all applicants must be prepared to:

  • Be familiar with, and adhere to current PHM regulations and guidance;
  • Complete the respective provincial / territorial or federal government COVID-19 self-assessment tool before attending the event;
  • Refrain from participating in a Soldier On event if they have tested positive for COVID-19, have come in contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 and/or are experiencing symptoms of the virus;
  • Practice physical distancing during activity, including the use of non-medical mask when appropriate;
  • Follow all safety precautions provided by Soldier On and its sport service providers;
  • Adhere to a stringent use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and perform rigorous hand hygiene;
  • Inform Soldier On immediately if you are not feeling well.

Soldier On, during the conduct of this activity, shall:

  • Ensure that the event is conducted following the current PHM regulations and guidelines of the location in question;
  • Ensure that all staff and participants are using PPE properly and following necessary protocols;
  • Soldier On will cease the event if participants do not respect any of the health and safety protocols that are in place;
  • Ensure PPE, hand sanitizer and disinfectant supplies are available and are being used;
  • Continue to monitor the further provincial lifting of or changes in restrictions which may affect their operations;
  • Track physical interactions (time/date/attendees/location) on physical activity log.
Due to recent new provincial health measures against COVID-19, be advised that a proof of vaccination or vaccine passport will be required on the first day of the event.

Confirmation details
The event OPI will confirm in writing with the participants selected for this activity. A joining instruction will be issued prior to event; ensuring applicants are authorized to participate IAW applicable policies & eligibility criteria.

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