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For a complete listing o current opportunities, visit
 Join Our Team
403-233-8393 www.talismancentre.com
2225 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, Alberta T2G 5B6
It’s where
Darren Robson
Calgary’s BEST Value! Included in this edition
Dance,Gymnastics & Swimming Programs
Issue 4 • Winter 2008 • www.talismancentre.com • 233.8393
 Micaela Widmer & Emily Malcolm
For Full Program Details, Schedules or to Register 
online at
www.talismancentre.com • 403-233-8393
Explore our website! 
In this issue . . .
Customer ServiceCommitment to You
Serving our customers is always our top priority. Ourcompetitive advantage lies in our ability as a team to provide aunique customer experience by taking pride and ownership indoing what it takes to exceed customer expectations.
About Talisman Centre 3President’s Message 3Community Investment 3Our Sponsors 3Breathe Apparel Fall Fashions 4Talisman Centre Memberships 5Sta Prole Willie Derban 6Children & Youth Aquatics Winter Programs 6 
Ducklings /Dinos / Dolphins /  Sears I Can Swim Stages 1 -4 / Private Lessons
 Adult Aquatics Winter Programs 7
 Aquatics For Lie / Aquatics For Fitness / Gentle Aqua / Running the Aquatic Way Masters Swim Club
Swimming Lane Etiquette 7Sears I Can Swim Teacher Course 8Water Saety Instructor Courses 8Lieguard Certication Courses 9National Coaching Certication Courses 9Member Prole Dick Degner 9Long Term Athlete Development 10Badminton, Dance, Gymnastics andGroup Training – Winter Programs orChildren, Youth & Adults 11Youth Sport Camps 12School Programs 12Athlete Prole Darren Robson 13Kickboxing Winter Programs 13Sta Proles – Micaela Widmer & Emily Malcom 14APE Winter Programs 15Sta Prole Jack VanDyk 16ETS Winter Programs 17Tips on Upper Back Exercises 18Personal Fitness 19Ski & Snowboard, Running, Triathlon &Volleyball Winter Programs 19Wellness Sel-Care 20New & Expecting Mothers, Pilates &Lie Coaching Winter Programs 21Childcare / Preschool Programs 22Nutrition Programs 22Nutrition Quiz 23Catering & Facility Rentals 23Drop-in Fitness Classes 24Last Word rom the Editor 24
 For Full Program Details, Schedules or to Register
online at
www.talismancentre.com • 403-233-8393 3
It’s all about 
Customer Service
Next Stop Christmas 2007!
It has been an absolute landmark year or athletes training out o Talisman Centre. Highlightsinclude Erica Morningstar, a Calgary Patriots Swim Club athlete, capturing three gold medals and onesilver medal at the National Swimming Championships hosted at Talisman Centre (just missing improvingon her current 100m reestyle record!). In the international arena, the Men’s National Water Polo team,who train out o Talisman Centre, picked up bronze at the Pan American Games in Brazil. Blythe Hartley,two time World Champion and Olympic medalist diver, is on track training hard to achieve her dream o Olympic gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Not to be outshone, our own members and employees havecompeted at all levels and achieved tremendous success. Kickboxing master Darren Robson is the currentCanadian Super Featherweight champion. Camilla Spackman and Wendy Nelson were gold and silverwinners respectively in the Hal Ironman Provincial Championships held in Calgary. And there are manymore unsung heroes that I haven’t mentioned. Hats o to all o you!In a ew months we will be entering into 2008 and celebrating our 25th anniversary! For 25 years,Talisman Centre has been an inspirational place or people o all ages and abilities to achieve their sportand wellness dreams. We thank the readers o 
Fast Fwd 
or voting Talisman Centre the 2007 winner o “Best Fitness Facility”in the city. For us, it is a point o pride that we can oer world class acilities tocompete and train in and to enhance personal wellness. We have many exciting things planned tocelebrate our 25th milestone. Don’t miss out—Talisman Centre is where you want to be in 2008!In our customer eedback survey, you said you wanted us to concentrate on several areas: moreinteraction with riendly and helpul employees, cleaner locker rooms and washrooms, additional cardioand weight training equipment, added drop-in classes and more consistent and accurate communicationon the web site, white boards and schedules inside the building. We have really ocused our eortson improving and enhancing these requests over the past six months. Our employees have a renewedcommitment to making Talisman Centre the ultimate place to belong. Would you reer amily, a riend,a co-worker to become a member? Is your company a corporate member? We want to earn your loyaltyso expect us to continue working hard to keep it. I hope that you have seen advancements and successeswith your sport and wellness goals over the year and that you will continue to make Talisman Centre youracility o choice.Sincerely,Calgary is one o the most active, vibrant cities in Canada andTalisman Centre is the hub o that energy. First opened in 1983,Talisman Centre has become one o the most widely visitedmulti-sport acilities in North America through its innovativeprogramming and leading-edge technology. The newly renovatedand expanded acilities include ve gymnasiums, two tracks, morethan 20,000 square eet dedicated to cardio and weight trainingand our pools including two 50m pools, dive tank, teaching pool,two hot tubs and a steam room.
Monday to Friday
5 am-11 pm
6 am-10 pm
Sunday & Holidays
7 am-10 pm
No registered programs or drop-in classes on statutory holidays
2225 Macleod Trail SouthCalgary AB T2G 5B6P: (403) 233-8393F: (403) 262-1001
Facility Access
Your membership or daily admission includes ull use o the acility.Your program purchase entitles you to access the acility 30 minutesprior to the program only or the days and times o your classes/sessions.Children’s programs do not include parents’use o the acility. Aseparate admission ee must be paid. Present your pass or programcard at the customer service desk or entry to your program.Group and spectator access to the activity level is through the backgate. All spectators will receive a stamp or identication.
Talisman Centre
A special thanks to our sponsors whocontinue to make Talisman Centre thefacility
With the support o the
Access Advantage Fund 
, Talisman Centre has beenable to establish roots as a collaborative community partner. In additionto the
Fee Assistance Program
oered through the City o Calgary, wework with the
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Foundation or Families
Terry Fox Foundation
and other non-prot organizations such as
Boys & Girls Club
HERA Society 
Cops or Kids
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter 
and the
Calgary John Howard Society 
.At Talisman Centre, we believe that the notion o true accessibilityexpands to many determinants o health including socioeconomic status,education and demographics. As an organization, we are committed toreducing the barriers to participation or children, youth and amilies whomay experience hardship accessing our acilities and programs.
If you think you have an opportunity to collaborate with usas community partners give us a call! 
Proud to be a part of  your community! 
Robin Mitchell
President & Chie Operating Ocer 

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