GNAG springs ahead!



Sarah Routliffe
GNAG Executive Director

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Today when I write this article, I am starting to feel a hint of spring emerging. It’s the moment when you walk down the street and see the first patch of mud coming out from under the piles of snow or the first day that the sun finally feels warm on your face. I realized this week that I am three months away from my first full year at GNAG. Thinking back on that pivotal day in late June when I walked into the gorgeous Glebe Community Centre and met the team for the first time feels like ages ago. The three seasons I have experienced at GNAG so far have each brought something new and special, moments of learning… and a ton of laughs. For now, we can focus on what we have lined up for you this spring. There are so many new and exciting programs for us to brag about!

Spring Programming

Spring registration opened in March but most of our children’s programs do not start until late April, there is still time for your child to try something new. A sample of the new program offerings include Acting for TV and Film with John Muggleton, Introduction to Drawing with Kasia Niton (check out her Glebe public mural @ Bank and Pretoria) and Introduction to Cheerleading with local coach Dana Gray. Finally, we will be offering two new after-school yoga classes with Alli O’Callaghan to help children practice mindfulness while having fun.

Registration is ongoing, more details at

Soccer Partnerships

GNAG Soccer starts this year on May 16th and runs until June 28th.

This year with the help of the Glebe BIA, we reached out to local businesses and restaurants to see if anyone would be willing to give a 10% discount to our soccer members. I am happy to announce we were successful!

If you register your child in GNAG Soccer and attend a restaurant from the list below (subject to change while being finalized), before OR after your child’s game you will receive a discount if your player is wearing their GNAG Spring Soccer T-shirt.

  • Subway
  • Ramen Isshin
  • Haven’s Creamery
  • Score Pizza
  • Margarita Restaurant
  • Mona’s Taqueria

Thank you to these amazing businesses for partnering with GNAG Soccer! If any other business would like to participate in this initiative please contact us at

Wizard of Oz at Glebe Community Centre

Are you an Oz fan? Do you love community theater? We guarantee a heart-warming and memorable experience as we recreate this beloved tale at the Glebe Community Centre from April 18 to 23.

Please note this production is double cast so note the L or R Cast when purchasing your tickets! If you have a favourite player, find out which cast they are in.

Tickets available online via Eventbrite. We hope to see you there!


April 18 at 7 p.m. (Preview)
Apr 19–23 at 7 p.m.
April 22 at 2 p.m.
More details at

Summer Camp Volunteering

GNAG is looking for caring, adventurous and reliable youth to volunteer in our Summer Camps with campers ages 4 to 12. Students entering Grade 9 and above are invited to apply from April 24 to May 19, 2023. More information and the application will be posted by April 24.

Studio 55

Check out John Muggleton’s article: “GNAG’s acting classes for seniors: Less about acting and more about laughing” in this edition of the Glebe Report.

On a personal note, I have taken one of John’s classes (The Playwright Showcase) and although I am biased, it was an amazing experience. Not only is he talented – he also has the unique skill of being a fantastic teacher. John can bring out creative sides that you didn’t even know you had all while making you fold over laughing. I recommend his classes for anyone who wants to have a blast and learn a new skill or redevelop an existing one!

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