Early Risers

Up early and ready to move and stretch your way to a positive and healthy day? The Early Risers’ Committee has designed morning activities listed below.


Monday, June 12 & Tuesday, June 13

Early Risers

Monday, June 12

Tuesday, June 13

6:45AM – #RoadtoCACUSS Spin Class

6:45AM – Running Group

6:45AM – Running Group

7AM - Meditation

7AM - Meditation

 

 

   

 

Recommended early riser hot spot
Yoga: Upward Dog Yoga Centre http://www.upwarddogyoga.ca/


MEDITATION

Enjoy a guided meditation led by a certified meditation teacher.

Meet up place: Main Floor, MR 103, Shaw Centre

To bring: A mat or cushion (we will have some available)

Time: 7:00AM - 8:00 AM

  CROWD – We anticipate that 20-30 people will participate in the meditation.

  SOUND/LIGHTING – The Shaw Centre will be quiet as no other activities are scheduled at this time. The morning sun will light the space naturally.

  SPACE/QUIET SPACE – Offering panoramic views of the Rideau Canal, Parliament Hill, and other national landmarks, the glass façade on the third floor of the Shaw Centre will be the backdrop for this guided mediation activity. Designed and guided by a certified mediation teacher, this activity is for those looking to gather their energy for the busy day ahead in a low stimulation environment.

  LANGUAGE – The guided meditation instruction as well as way-finding signage for the CACUSS Conference will be in English.

  ALCOHOL/BEVERAGES – Participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles to stay hydrated.

  FOOD/SERVICE – There will be no food offered at this activity.

  RESTROOMS – There are gender-neutral washrooms located on the second and third floor of this venue, next to the main washrooms. There is wheelchair access to washrooms on each floor.

  ELEVATORS/STAIRS – There are elevators and escalators accessible in the Colonel By Foyer (Level 1). There are two outdoor stairwells located on the north and west sides of the building. Next to the parking entrance on the east side of the Shaw Centre is another stairwell. An emergency stairwell is located directly next to the elevators in the lobby.

  TRANSPORTATION/TERRAIN (walking, additional requirements, etc.) – This venue is accessible by OC Transpo (exit at the Rideau Shopping Centre or Mackenzie King Bridge stops) and is within walking distance of multiple hotels located in downtown Ottawa. There is a ramp available on the first level that accesses all floors of the building. To ensure way finding for persons with visual impairments, there are Tactile Walking Surface Indicators (TWSI) in the exterior plaza that lead to the entrance from the crosswalks and in the main interior lobby leading to the directory.

  ATTENDANT CARE – If there is a possibility that you will wish to use attendant service when at the Shaw Centre, please email event.access@carleton.ca in advance of the conference to notify the CACUSS team. Support persons are welcome and service animals are allowed in all areas of the Shaw Centre open to the public.


RUNNING GROUP 

Starting at the Shaw Centre, join an experienced running instructor around Ottawa’s downtown core; see the Rideau Canal, Ottawa River, and Parliament Hill in the soft morning light.

Meet up place: First Floor Lobby, Shaw Centre

Time: 6:45AM - 8:00AM

To bring: Running gear, running shoes, water bottle (if you’d like)

  CROWD – We anticipate that 10-20 people will participate in the running group.

  SOUND/LIGHTING –Adding to the more spirited activity’s ambiance will be the city’s quiet morning buzz, and soft sunlight.

  SPACE/QUIET SPACE – Meeting at and starting from the main entrance of the Shaw Centre, participants will join an experienced running instructor and meander around Ottawa’s downtown core. Running where the locals run, some sightings will include the Rideau Canal, Ottawa River, and Parliament Hill.

  LANGUAGE – The running instruction will be in English.

  ALCOHOL/BEVERAGES – Participants are encouraged to hydrate prior the run. There will be an unlocked room available to store water bottles while on the run. 

  FOOD/SERVICE – There will be no food offered at this activity.

  RESTROOMS – Participants will have access to the Shaw Centre before and after the run. There are gender-neutral washrooms located on the second and third floor of the Shaw Centre, next to the main washrooms. There is wheelchair access to washrooms on each floor.

  ELEVATORS/STAIRS – To access restrooms, there are elevators and escalators accessible in the Colonel By Foyer (Level 1). There are two outdoor stairwells located on the north and west sides of the building. Next to the parking entrance on the east side of the Shaw Centre is another stairwell. An emergency stairwell is located directly next to the elevators in the lobby.

  TRANSPORTATION/TERRAIN (walking, additional requirements, etc.) – Participants will be led on mostly concrete sidewalks and paths. The Shaw Centre is accessible by OC Transpo (exit at the Rideau Shopping Centre or Mackenzie King Bridge stops) and is within walking distance of multiple hotels located in downtown Ottawa.

  ATTENDANT CARE – If there is a possibility that you will wish to use attendant service when at the Shaw Centre, please email event.access@carleton.ca in advance of the conference to notify the CACUSS team. Support persons are welcome and service animals are allowed in all areas of the Shaw Centre open to the public.


#RoadtoCACUSS SPIN CLASS

For Early Risers looking to get their spin on, join the team at Spin City at 203 Bank St, Ottawa, for a morning spin on Monday, June 12. Organized by the #RoadtoCACUSS team, we ask that every participant pay $10, with half going to the instructor, and the other half to Jack.org!

There are only 24 spots available, so register early!

Click here to register: https://goo.gl/forms/1Bw033Q3pjJfqrAw1

Meet up place: 203 Bank Street, Ottawa

To bring: A water bottle and towel

Time: 6:45AM – 7:30AM

  CROWD – There are 24 stationary bikes available in the spin room.

  SOUND/LIGHTING – The instructor will use a commercial microphone and speakers for music and encouragement. Fluorescent lights are used to light the studio space; natural lighting is only in the front foyer of Spin City.

  SPACE/QUIET SPACE – N/A

  LANGUAGE – The spin instruction will be in English.

  ALCOHOL/BEVERAGES –  Participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles to stay hydrated.

  FOOD/SERVICE – There will be no food offered at this activity. Spin City has a menu of various juices and protein shakes to fuel up after a great workout.

  RESTROOMS – There are gender-specific washrooms/change rooms located inside the space. Showers are available complete with soap.

  ELEVATORS/STAIRS – There are no elevators or stairs at Spin City.

  TRANSPORTATION/TERRAIN (walking, additional requirements, etc.) – This venue is accessible by OC Transpo (exit at the Rideau Shopping Centre or Mackenzie King Bridge stops) and is approximately 1.5KM of the Shaw Centre. 

  ATTENDANT CARE – If there is a possibility that you will wish to use attendant service when at the activity, please email event.access@carleton.ca in advance of the conference to notify the CACUSS team..