Community Bulletin-Board of Programs & Events

  

Announcements:

Broadway Seniors Resource Council -  Legal Clinics 
The Broadway Seniors Resource Council is excited to announce our new Legal Clinic program. Lawyer Hafeez Khan has partnered with the BSRC to assist members with their Wills, Power of Attorney and Health Care Directive documents for $50/document (taxes included).
BSRC Legal Clinics will run the last Wednesday afternoon of every month, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Except for the months of July, August and December)
Call Melanie to book your appointment: 204-772-3533.


We are looking for the next Seniors Star! CJNU Nostalgia Radio and the Red River Ex are looking for 55+ performers to compete on the Red Barn Stage at the 2019 Red River Ex.

The 2019 CJNU Senior Star competition will be held on Wednesday, June 19th at 4:00 p.m.

If you are a singer, dancer, band member, instrument player, hoola-hooper, magician, ventriloquist or the like and are looking for a really fun competition, this is it!

New this year - Double the prize money over previous years: 1st place $1,000, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $300. Visit www.redriverex.com/cjnu-senior-star to review the application process & upload a short audition video. Small entry fee gets you two tickets to use (the day of the show if you are successful in securing a spot in the competition) or any day you choose!


Broadway Seniors Resource Council Presents:
55+ Presentation Series at the Community Centre

Thursday, June 20: 10:00 a.m. - Noon - Broadway Seniors Resource Council: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Presentation of "It's Not Right! Neighbours, Friends & Families for Older Adults -Fireside Room, Robert A. Steen Community Centre. Free. Please join Melanie Reimer, Seniors Resource Coordinator for the Broadway Seniors Resource Council as she presents on how to recognize elder abuse, how to help when it is suspected, and what resources are available to assist.


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Programs & Events



Wednesday, June 12: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Mental Health Resource Fair - Opportunities for Employment, 4th Floor, 294 Portage Ave. Free. Connect with resources that can help! Learn about 15 community organizations offering services related to mental health and how they can help you or someone you know. Get help with advice, advocacy, counselling, peer groups, training, connections, direction,someone to talk to. Learn about mental illness, stress, depressions, bipolar, anxiety, relationships, OCD, schizophrenia, coping, resilience, thriving, problem-solving, healing, PTSD. For more information contact Jennifer at 204-925-3494.

Friday, June 14: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Gardening for Life - Buchwald Room, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Gardening is good for the soul and the body at all ages, but challenging abilities can present limitations. Learn from two experienced gardeners about adaptations such as raised beds, ergonomic tools, and best practices so that gardening can be a lifelong activity. To register go to www.winnipeg.ca/library or call 204-986-6450.

Wednesday, June 19: 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Seniors' Day at the 2019 Red River Ex - Admission in to the park $10. Seniors enjoy a free ride on the Giant Wheel and Merry-Go-Round, CJNU Seniors Star Talent Competition begins at 4:00 p.m., enjoy live entertainment on our community stage all day long, check out the dinosaurs inside our new EXtinction Park, take in the EXtreme Dogs agility show, drop by The Big Red Barn to see lots of animals up close, Noventis Discovery Place showcases Manitoba's agriculture industry, and much more!

Wednesday, June 19: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Songwriting Blitz - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Have an idea to write a song but you're feeling stuck or don't know where to start? Join us at the ideaMILL where we'll demystify the basics of songwriting and begin to crack the code on topics like chord progrssion, lyric choice, melody and rhythm. Please bring your own acoustic instrument. To register go to www.winnipeg.ca/library or call 204-986-6450.

Wednesday, June 19: Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Art City Annual General Meeting - Art City, 616 Broadway. Free lunch provided! 2018 programming year in review slideshow, Art City Star awards. Art City "not boring" guarantee.

Friday, June 21: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Choosing the Best Fruit Crop Cultivators for your Yard - Buchwald Room, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Learn about fruit crops that grow in an urban landscape and the best cultivators to use in our extreme climate. This presentation by Anthony Mintenko will also touch on relatively new fruit crops such as dwarf sour cherry as well as the traditional strawberries, raspberries, saskatoons, and apples. To register go to www.winnipeg.ca/library or call 204-986-6450.

Saturday June 22 & June 29: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Sir Hugh John Macdonald's Winnipeg: A Downtown Walking Tour with Ron Robinson - Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton St. Free. Take a walk with 'Sir Hugh John Macdonald' from his home at Dalnavert to the Millennium Library. En route you'll be introduced to sites that touched his life and continue to play a role in Winnipeg's urban setting. The tour wraps up in the Local History Room where you will find out more about the people, places, and history that surrounds us every day. Choose one of two tours. Meet on the veranda of Dalnavert. Wear comfortable footwear. To register go to www.winnipeg.ca/library or call 204-986-6450.

Thursday, June 27: 10:00 a.m. - Annual General Meeting & Canada Day Celebrations - West End Active Living Centre, at the Valour Community Centre - Clifton Site, 1315 Strathcona. Free. Music and food. For more information call 204-599-6672.

Saturday, June 29: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Intro to Sewing - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Come learn the basics of sewing machines in the ideaMILL. We'll cover threading the machines, different stitches and more. To register go to www.winnipeg.ca/library or call 204-986-6450.

Saturday, June 29: 2:00 p.m. - Art City Parade: What the World Needs Now - Come for some free family fun! Refreshments and entertainment to follow parade.

Groups


Turning Pages - Are you between the ages of 50 - 70 and experiencing sadness, anxiety or transitions such as retirement or caregiving? Turning Pages is a 6-week cognitive behavioural therapy with mindfulness program that provides education, opportunities for skill building, peer support and meaningful connections to community resources. To register or for more information visit: www.mooddisordersmanitoba.ca/services/turning-pages or call 204-786-0987.

Wellness Walks - Fridays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (May 3 - September 27) - CMHA Manitoba, 930 Portage Ave. Free. Every Friday from May 3 until the end of September we will offer Wellness Walks in the neighbourhood. It is a great opportunity if you are interested in enjoying nature, meeting others and getting some exercise. We meet at CMHA and explore the Wolseley area. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. This is a drop-in event, so no need to register.

Pickleball - Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - Noon (April 3 - June 5) - Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Ave. Cost: $65. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net. For more information or to register contact Paula at 204-783-5616.

Make Music Mondays: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - May 13, 27; June 2, 10, 17 - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Want to jam, share a song you've been working on, or just connect with local musicians? Drop in and join us every Monday for an acoustic jam and share session. Please bring your own acoustic instrument.

Knitting Circle - Tuesdays: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11, 18, 25 - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Unsure what you want to knit next, or need a little help? Drop in to our knitting circle. A limited amount of yarn will be available if you want to get started on something new, or bring your own project to work on. Knitters of all levels welcome.

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 - Tuesdays: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - DMSMCA, 823 Ellice Ave.  A support group for those 55+ experiencing on-going or episodic periods of isolation or stress. The setting is informal, so drop by for a coffee and to meet other seniors. Note: The group will not be meeting April 16 & 23. Contact Laurel at 204-774-7005 for more information.

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 www.seniorschoralsociety.ca

Good Food Club: Healthy Seniors & Friends Group Meetings. Every second Tuesday of every month, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Second level boardroom, 545 Broadway. Elevator available. Free. Join us to: meet new people in your community, learn about senior-specific resources and events to attend, provide feedback and new ideas for programming needed in your area, learn about volunteer opportunities, enjoy a snack with others, and more! For more information, call Ailene or Danielle at 204-774-7201 ext. 6.

Regular Programming

 

Free Yoga and Meditation! - Mondays: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Thursdays: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - CMHA, 930 Portage Ave. Free. Drop-in, first come, first served. Capacity 20 per class. Are you looking for peace and calm in your life? This introduction to Ashtanga yoga and relaxing meditation can help you manage stress and anxiety while keeping fit in a fun way! Intended for all adults including those experiencing (or have have experienced) a mental health issue. Suitable for all including those with no previous yoga experience. Internal heat will be generated from breath and movement, suggest wearing comfortable clothing. Learn yoga postures and how to meditate in safe, fun, trusting and respectful classes. Learn to be more aware of the present moment, stilling your mind to a peaceful state. If you do not have a yoga mat, one will be provided for your use. For more information, call 204-982-6100. (Ring doorbell in the evenings and someone will let you in to the building).

Senior Aqualite Swim Program - Mondays (ends June 10), Wednesdays (ends June 12) & Fridays (ends June 14): 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m - Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool, 381 Sherbrook St.

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 www.rainbowresourcecentre.org or contact the Program Coordinator, 204-474-0212, ext. 204.

Free 55+ Cooking Classes - Monthly, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month: 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 greenimage@spenceneighbourhood.org

Free 55+ Social Club - every other Monday afternoon: 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 safety@spenceneighbourhood.org


FOR SERVICE IN FRENCH 

contact:

POUR UN SERVICE EN FRANÇAIS contactez :
le Conseil des francophones 55+ de Winnipeg
phone : 204-793-1054
e-mail : conseil55@fafm.mb.ca
web : www.fafm.mb.ca/?page_id=407