Community Bulletin-Board of Programs & Events




The DMSMCA Youth Advisory Council  Presents Yardworks 2018.
Have a youth crew come to your home and rake, mow, tidy. 
Pay what you can - a donation to the YAC.
For older adults and folks with limited mobility.
For more information, or to donate tools/supplies, 
Call Laurel, 204-774-7005 ext. 104.

U of M Research Study 
The U of M is conducting a study to investigate the benefits of consuming fruit products during ageing. The study is open to men and women who meet the following criteria:
Aged 65 years and older
Have a body mass index less than 30 kg/m2
Do not suffer from a chronic disease
Not taking any medications
Participants will be compensated for their contribution to this study.
For more information, contact Dr. Peter Jones: 204-474-9989.


Programs & Events

Wednesdays in August: 7:00 p.m. - West Central Historic Walking Tours -  Hosted by Christian Cassidy from Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association. Find out about the history of our neighbourhood through walking this series of free, guided walking tours. Aug. 15th - Ellice Avenue (meet at Ellice & Sherbrook, outside West End Cultural Centre). Aug. 22 - Burnell / Alverstone (meet at Burnell & Portage, Food Fare parking lot). Aug. 29 - Victor Street (meet at Victor & Sargent, outside Strong Badger Coffee Shop). For more information, contact Christian at or 204-774-7005 ext. 102.

Thursday, August 30: 10:00 a.m. - Noon - Open House for Older Adults (age 55+) - Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Ave. Free. Come out and give us your input on programs and activities we could provide, and try out activities offered by our special guests. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Door Prizes!! For more information, contact Paula at the Centre: 204-783-5616.

Every Wednesday & Thursday, July 4 - Aug. 9: 10:30 a.m. - Noon - Community Older Adults Computer Help (COACH) - 55+ Basic Computer Skills Workshops - DMSMCA, 523 Ellice Ave. Free. DMSMCA has teamed up with New Horizons and Seniors and Creative Retirement to offer a 55+ basic computer skills workshop. Wednesdays will be instructional sessions, while Thursdays are computer lab time to familiarize yourself with using the computer and its programs. Space is limited due to the limited number of computers. To register, or to get more information, contact Laurel at or call 204-774-7005.

Tuesdays: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Speaking Crow - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library. Free. Speaking Crow is Winnipeg's longest-running poetry open mic, with a different featured reader each month. Hear great poetry, and maybe read something yourself at the open mic. Sign up for reading slots at the event. Bring your own coffee/treat. Featured Reader July 3 - Kerry Ryan.

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.

Monday, October 1: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m.) - Active Aging in Manitoba Expo: Toward Sport for Life - Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, 145 Pacific Ave. Free. Discover how you can get involved in activities and programs that will inspire your personal wellness and contribute to your health. Come check out interactive demonstrations and info booths that identify community resources available to you. Enjoy some live music and presentations. Try out different MB 55 Plus Games activities and explore the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre including free fitness classes and a visit to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame! This event is part of a national celebration of aging as Canadians from coast to coast to celebrate National Seniors' & Elders' Day to kick off Seniors' & Elders' Month in October. Admission is FREE and open to EVERYONE!


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: 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



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