Community Bulletin-Board of Programs & Events

Programs & Events

Wednesday, June 6: 7:00 p.m. - Alzheimer's: My Brain My Body My Family - St. Boniface Hospital, Albrechtsen Research Centre, 351 Tache Ave. Free. A panel discussion on Alzheimer's and how it affect the mind, body and family of those who are dealing with it in all aspects. Reception to follow. R.S.V.P. to 204-942-7347.

Friday June 8: Doors open 7:15 p.m., event at 8:00 p.m. & Saturday June 9: Noon - 4:00 p.m. - Ellice Street Festival - On Ellice Ave. in front of the West End Cultural Centre. Free. Kick off the festival with Drag Queen Bingo and Jo and the Sunshine Band Friday at the West End Cultural Centre. Saturday's events include: live music by Silence Kit, The Deeds, Trampoline, and Madame Diva. Other activities included are community groups and vendors booths, kids activities, and hot dogs for sale. All events are free, and open to everyone!

Sunday, June 10: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Dog Day Afternoon - Community Dog Adoption & BBQ -  Gwen Secter, 1588 Main St. Free. Come and enjoy dogs of all kinds, both the four-legged kind as well as those that come in a bun!

Thursday, June 12: 11:30 a.m. - West End Active Living Centre's Annual General Meeting - West End Active Living Centre, 1315 Strathcona St. Refreshments available after the meeting. To register, call 204-599-6672.

Thursday, June 12: Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Trends in Youth Drug Use - Buchwald Room, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. While alcohol and cannabis remain the most common substances used by both youth and adults in Manitoba, it is important to keep abreast of emerging drug trends that may become problematic. Dr. Sheri Fandrey highlights some of the drug trends currently emerging in Manitoba, such as synthetic cannabis and other psychoactive substances. Presented by the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba. Registration required. Call 204-986-6489 or go to to register. 

Thursday, June 12: 6:30 p.m. - Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association Annual General Meeting - DMSMCA, 823 Ellice Ave. Free. Refreshments & Entertainment. Interested in running for the Board of Directors? Nominations are now open! If you reside, work or volunteer in the DMSMCA catchment area , are at least 15 years old, and support the aims, beliefs and activities of the DMSMCA, you are welcome to apply. For more information of to RSVP, call 204-774-7005.

June 12, 13 & 14 - Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries 55 Plus Games - Glenboro, Manitoba. Register today! Registration deadline: May 11th (May 18th for slo-pitch). Early Bird pricing in effect until April 27th. For information on events, or to register visit or call 204-261-9257.

Thursday, June 21: 11:00 a.m. - West End Active Living Centre Annual General Meeting - Valour Community Centre, Clifton Site, 1315  Strathcona St. To register, call 204-599-6672. Refreshments to follow meeting.

Thursday, June 21: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Older Adults and Prescription Drugs: What You Might Like to Know - Buchwald Room, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Ester Tran, Education Consultant from the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba discusses some of the hidden dangers that older adults face while taking their prescription medications. Information will cover the unique challenges to be dealt with and the resources older adults can access to mitigate potential problems with prescription drug use. Registration required. Call 204-986-6489 or go to to register.

Sunday, June 24: Starting at 10:00 a.m. - SAM Annual Wheel & Walk 2018 - 271 Avenue de la Cathedrale. Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba hosts it's annual fundraiser. Rain or shine. Hot dogs, potato chips, and soft drinks available for $5. Special guest appearance to be announced! Browse the selection of knitwear and art. Enter to win silent auction prizes. All money raised stays here in Manitoba to provide stroke recovery services and programs. For more information, call 204-942-2880.

Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Folk Festival in the City - TD New & Noted area, Millennium Library. These intimate workshops consist of local and touring artists sharing songs and stories just as you would see on stage at the summer festival. Presented by the Winnipeg Folk Festival.


It's All About Us - Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Bell Estate Room, Lions Place. A confidential group for older adults who are thinking about, or getting ready to reduce or stop their use of alcohol, sedatives, pain killers or gambling, or are looking for ongoing support to maintain recovery with addiction, anxiety and depression. Led by peer facilitators. Please call Melanie Reimer at 204-772-3533 for more information.

Stress Busters - Every Second Tuesday, Starting November 28, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - DMSMCA, 823 Ellice Ave.  A support group for older adults 55+ residing in the West Central area of Winnipeg who are coping with anxiety due to stress. Peer facilitated by volunteers from Anxiety Disorder Association of Manitoba.

Seniors' Choral Society - Practice Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - Noon - McClure Place, 533 Greenwood Pl. New members invited, especially tenors and basses. No auditions. We are an SATB choir with a challenging repertoire. Concerts held in Spring and several weeks before Christmas. Also, prior to Annual Concert, will perform at local seniors complexes and PCHs. For information, call Glenda or John: 204-669-5570 or visit

Regular Programming


Art Classes 45+ Programming - Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Common Room at St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry, 365 McGee St. Free and fun art programming, facilitated by an instructor from Art City. Healthy snacks provided. No experience required!

Seniors Health & Wellness 45+ Program - Fridays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Common Room at St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry, 365 McGee St. Free. Led by experienced health and wellness facilitators. Each week will feature light physical activity (yoga, dance, stretching, walking, gardening), healthy snacks, and information on nutrition, diet and mental health. Each month we will go on one field trip outside of the building.

Over the Rainbow - Rainbow Resource Centre - 170 Scott St. A Rainbow Resource Centre social support group for the 55+ LGBT2SQ+ folks in Winnipeg and surrounding areas.
  1. Coffee & Chat - Drop-in for coffee, tea, and conversation on the first and third Thursday of every month, from 10:00 a.m. - Noon.
  2. Potluck Supper - Bring some food to share on the second Thursday of every month, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Movie Matinée - Stop by on the fourth Thursday of every month from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for popcorn and a show.
For more information, visit or contact the Program Coordinator, 204-474-0212, ext. 204.

Free 55+ Cooking Classes - Monthly, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, starting March 14, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - West End Commons, 365 McGee St. Learn how to cook healthy and affordable recipes in a fun and safe environment. Classes facilitated by Mary Jane's Cooking School. For more information or to register, call 204-783-5000 ext. 102 or email

Free 55+ Social Club - every other Monday afternoon, starting March 12 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - The Good Will Social Club, 625 Portage Ave. Please join us for a free light lunch and coffee/tea. We offer conversation, learning, and fun activities in a relaxed and safe environment. Registration is encouraged, but not required. For more information or to register, please call 204-783-5000 ext. 106 or email

Getting Better Together: A free program for living better with chronic disease - Fridays, April 13 - May 25 - 9:30 a.m. - West End Active Living Centre, at the Clifton Community Club, 1315 Strathcona St.  Free. If you are living with chronic illness, this program is for you! Chronic illness includes: Arthritis, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, MS, etc. Discussion on ways and tools one can use to cope better in daily life.For more information or to register, please call 204-599-6672 or email at



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