Video: Creepspotting 101

Recent discussions around protecting fellow community members from predators have highlighted a common knowledge gap: someone looks at an interaction between two people, spots what might be inappropriate or creepy behaviour, but can’t tell if the target is distressed or okay with what’s happening. This is especially challenging if it looks like the people involved are friends or partners. This quick video introduces some basic tools for spotting if someone is uncomfortable in a social…

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How does COVID-19 affect our school?

As of today, there have been 53 confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in British Columbia. The provincial health authority has cancelled all gatherings of 250 or more people, and travel outside of the country is being strongly discouraged. School closures and other more drastic measures are not yet being recommended. While there are no official regulations telling us to close the school, we are aware that one of the primary tools for slowing…

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Sliding Scale Drop-Ins are Here!

We're all stronger together

Happy New Year, friends! As part of our ongoing commitment to making training at Valkyrie accessible to as many people as possible, we’ve expanded our sliding scale pricing to cover drop-ins for all of our ongoing classes. Here’s how it works: if you don’t already have a punch card or unlimited plan and you try to sign up for a class, you’ll be prompted to sign up for a membership. You can select any of…

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New Allergy Policy

We’ve made some important updates to our Training Space Rules in order to make the school safer for students with allergies. The following changes are effective immediately: No peanuts, or products containing peanuts or peanut oil, are allowed anywhere in the space. If you bring food to share, please label it clearly with a list of all of its ingredients. No food is allowed on the training floor. Valkyrie WMAA is now a low-scent environment.…

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