Our commitment is to offer music and arts activities that are inclusive, accessible and affordable for all participants. If you or someone you advocate for experiences barriers to participating in our activities, please know you are welcome to reach out to our coordinator or any of our board members to discuss ways that we can help. At Hope Bridges, everyone belongs.

Our commitment is to offer music and arts activities that are inclusive, accessible and affordable for all participants. If you or someone you advocate for experiences barriers to participating in our activities, please know you are welcome to reach out to our coordinator or any of our board members to discuss ways that we can help. At Hope Bridges, everyone belongs.

Programs Offered

Music Discovery

With, accredited Music Therapist Kate Ager, participants will explore diverse musical instruments and styles of music in a nurturing group environment. The program encourages social interaction, connection, and community while having fun and making music together. Instruction will focus on music knowledge and developing skills through singing, movement, and instrumental play.

Time: Weekly, Tuesdays from 1:15pm – 2:30pm

Dates: January 9, 16, 23, 30 / February 6, 13, 20, 27 / March 5 (no class), 12, 19, 26 / April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Location: Hope Community Covenant Church (245 Brent Boulevard, Strathmore)

No Charge/Session

Music Discovery class spends time working with participants in preparation for performing with musicians at our free Community Concerts (bi-monthly). The Community Concert Music Series are an opportunity for participants to experience, see, hear, interact, and connect with local musicians and to share their music in a safe and celebratory community setting.

2024 Community Concert Music Series Lineup:
Greg Rider – Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 1:30pm
Drew Gregory – Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 1:30pm
Melissa Matheson – Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 1:30pm
Jory Kinjo – Tuesday, September 3, 2024 at 1:30pm
The Charms – Tuesday, December 3, 2024 at 1:30pm

Music Discovery

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With, accredited Music Therapist Kate Ager, participants will explore diverse musical instruments and styles of music in a nurturing group environment. The program encourages social interaction, connection, and community while having fun and making music together. Instruction will focus on music knowledge and developing skills through singing, movement, and instrumental play.

Time: Weekly, Tuesdays from 1:15pm – 2:30pm

Dates: January 9, 16, 23, 30 / February 6, 13, 20, 27 / March 5 (no class), 12, 19, 26 / April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Location: Hope Community Covenant Church (245 Brent Boulevard, Strathmore)

No Charge/Session

Music Discovery class spends time working with participants in preparation for performing with musicians at our free Community Concerts (bi-monthly). The Community Concert Music Series are an opportunity for participants to experience, see, hear, interact, and connect with local musicians and to share their music in a safe and celebratory community setting.

2024 Community Concert Music Series Lineup:
Greg Rider – Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 1:30pm
Drew Gregory – Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 1:30pm
Melissa Matheson – Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 1:30pm
Jory Kinjo – Tuesday, September 3, 2024 at 1:30pm
The Charms – Tuesday, December 3, 2024 at 1:30pm

Adaptive Yoga

With, certified Yoga Instructor Courtney Way, participants will learn modified/multiple variations of traditional yoga poses, allowing the poses to be adapted to specific needs and abilities. Class is based on the needs of the participants and will include music to de-stress and promote relaxation, yoga/stretches to improve flexibility and build strength, and movement/dance with breathing to improve concentration and coordination.

Time: Bi-weekly, Wednesdays from 10:30am – 11:30am

Dates: January 17, 31 / February 7, 21 / March 6, 20 / April 3, 17

Location: The Bank Athletic Club (137 2 Avenue, Strathmore)

No Charge/Session

Adaptive Yoga

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With, certified Yoga Instructor Courtney Way, participants will learn modified/multiple variations of traditional yoga poses, allowing the poses to be adapted to specific needs and abilities. Class is based on the needs of the participants and will include music to de-stress and promote relaxation, yoga/stretches to improve flexibility and build strength, and movement/dance with breathing to improve concentration and coordination.

Time: Bi-weekly, Wednesdays from 10:30am – 11:30am

Dates: January 17, 31 / February 7, 21 / March 6, 20 / April 3, 17

Location: The Bank Athletic Club (137 2 Avenue, Strathmore)

No Charge/Session

Moving and Grooving

With Dance/Movement Therapist Marie-Claire O’Donoghue, participants will explore movement from creative, expressive, and accessible lenses through various prompts to encourage connection, body and emotional awareness. Connect, dance, move, and play!

Time: Bi-weekly, Thursdays from 10:30am – 11:30am

Dates: January 18 / February 1, 15, 29 / March 14, 28 / April 11, 25

Location: Hope Community Covenant Church (245 Brent Boulevard, Strathmore)

No Charge/Session

Moving and Grooving

With Dance/Movement Therapist Marie-Claire O’Donoghue, participants will explore movement from creative, expressive, and accessible lenses through various prompts to encourage connection, body and emotional awareness. Connect, dance, move, and play!

Time: Bi-weekly, Wednesdays from 10:30am – 11:30am

Dates: January 18 / February 1, 15, 29 / March 14, 28 / April 11, 25

Location: Hope Community Covenant Church (245 Brent Boulevard, Strathmore)

No Charge/Session

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Go Green Upcycling (Crafts)

Participants and Wheatland Lodge residents can express themselves and develop new skills while making upcycled crafts. Class is a welcoming and supportive environment that fosters creativity and inspires participants to continue their artistic pursuits.

Time: Monthly, Tuesdays from 10:00am – 11:00am

Dates: January 16 / February 13 / March 12 / April 16

Location: Wheatland Lodge (76 2 Street, Strathmore)

No Charge/Session

Go Green Upcycling (Crafts)

Participants and Wheatland Lodge residents can express themselves and develop new skills while making upcycled crafts. Class is a welcoming and supportive environment that fosters creativity and inspires participants to continue their artistic pursuits.

Time: Monthly, Tuesdays from 10:00am – 11:00am

Dates: January 16 / February 13 / March 12 / April 16

Location: Wheatland Lodge (76 2 Street, Strathmore)

No Charge/Session

At-Home Art Kits

At-Home Art Kits

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String Art At-Home Art Kits

In 2020, in-person workshops such as ‘Go Green Up-Cycling’ were cancelled due to the pandemic. To respond to the needs of our community, Hope Bridges Society started the Monthly At-Home Art Kits initiative, inspired by artist/maker Johanna Jackins. 27 different At-Home Art Kits were available monthly as take-home mini art experiences. Each kit was created with simple directions and packed with supplies needed to complete the project. A limited number of Art Kits are still available to purchase.

Now that in-person classes have resumed, Hope Bridges Society has partnered with the Wheatland Lodge to bring you monthly in-person ‘Go Green Upcycling’ craft classes. Participants and Wheatland Lodge residents can express themselves and develop new skills while making upcycled crafts. Class is a welcoming and supportive environment that fosters creativity and inspires participants to continue their artistic pursuits.

At-Home Art Kits
$10.00

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Hope Bridges newest initiative, inspired by artist/maker Johanna Jackins, are available monthly as take-home mini art experiences. Each kit is created with simple directions and packed up with most supplies needed to complete the project.

Kits are delivered by volunteers and dropped to participants doors each month. It’s our vision that visits at front doors are a way to connect and create friendship. When kits are completed, participants are encouraged to share their creations on our social media platforms.

At-Home Art Kits
$10.00

“Geordie has enjoyed the kit immensely and can’t wait for the next one!”

– Testimonial from Geordie and Jim Bob.

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