Community Bulletin-Board of Programs & Events


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

Thursday, February 28: 10:00 a.m. - Noon - Broadway Seniors Resource Council and E.R.I.K.: Resources for Older Adults 55+ - Fireside Room, Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Ave. Come out and learn what the Broadway Seniors Resource Council can do for you. Learn about various resources in the community, and what an E.R.I.K. is all about. Leave with your very own E.R.I.K.


Programs & Events

Friday, February 15: 1:00 p.m. - Great Jewish Clarinetists of Our Time - Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre, 1588 Main St. Join Gwen Secter on Fridays for a series of concerts and speakers to learn more about the history of Jewish music and culture. Drop In: $5 - Member, $6 - Non-Member, Series: 35 - Member, $42 - Non-Member.

Saturday, February 16: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - So You Want to Write - Harvey Smith Library, 999 Sargent Ave. Free. Do you have a story to tell - but you've never written before and aren't sure where or how to start? Writer-in-Residence Jordan Wheeler will take you through the basic steps of constructing a narrative and setting it down in words. Registration required. To register call 204-986-4677 or go to

Tuesday, February 19: Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Pipe Ceremony Teachings - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Elder Peter Atkinson of the Turtle Clan resides in him home community of Baagwaanish Giiziibii (Ragweed River), Roseau River Anishinabe Nation. Elder Atkinson will share his teachings of the pipe ceremony. The pipe is pointed in the seven directions during ceremony - each of these directions has a specific teaching.

Wednesday, February 20: 10:00 a.m. - Noon - Free Open House Demonstration of Pickleball - Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Ave. Free. 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 polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle ball, over a net. For more information, call Paula at 204-783-5616.

Thursday, February 21: Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Emergency Response Information Kits - Anhang Room, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Emergency Response Information Kits, also known as E.R.I.K., provide the necessary information for emergency personnel to respond quickly to your situation. A paramedic and representatives from the Seniors Resource Finder programs will provide you information on the E.R.I.K. - ideal for seniors, chronically ill persons, those who live alone or who have caregivers, and others who have speech difficulties or communication barriers. E.R.I.K. kits will be provided free of charge. Register by calling 204-986-6489 or go to

Saturday, February 23: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Seed Starting - Harvey Smith Library, 999 Sargent Ave. Free. Have you ever wanted to start your own seeds so that you are ready for spring planting? Join Master Gardener Mick Manfield as he explains how to start your own plants from seed, what equipment to buy that will help with successful seed starting, the advantages and disadvantages of certain growing pots, and some useful tips and tricks on seed storing and seed viability. To register, call 204-986-4677 or go to

Tuesday, February 26: 10:00 a.m - Noon - Winter Milk Jug Planting - West Broadway Community Organization Boardroom, 545 Broadway. Free. Join Good Food Club member Audrey Logan to learn how to prepare some "milk jug greenhouses" that will give your plants a lovely head start in the spring! Please bring a clean empty milk jug if you have one. Space is limited, please register in advance by calling 204-774-7201 ext. 6, or email

Tuesday, February 26: Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Growing Indoor Edible Plants - Buchwald Room, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Want to save money, eat organic, and add some green to your indoor space? It can be easy to grow edibles such as herbs, salad greens, carrots, and peas year-round and without taking up much space. Gardening columnist and Grow Guide podcast host Dave Hanson presents the simple steps to get started. To register call 204-986-6489 or go to

Wednesday, February 27: 9:00 a.m. - Noon - Role of the Public Guardian and Trustee As Committee and Financial Management - Union Centre - 2nd Floor, Auditorium, 275 Broadway. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.The Public Guardian and Trustee of Manitoba present this seminar. Presenter: Keri Ranson - The Deputy Public Guardian and Trustee Adult Services. Sign-in required. To register, please contact Melanie at the Broadway Seniors Resource Council: 204-772-3533.

Wednesday, February 27: Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Heart & Stroke Lunch & Learn - Golden Boy Dining Room, Manitoba Legislature. Free. One person dies in Canada every five minutes from heart disease, stroke or vascular cognitive impairment, including 1 in 2 Women, and women are disproportionately affected by stroke. Presenters: Christine Houde and Amanda Nash from Heart and Stroke Canada. Light refreshments will be served. Please advise of any accommodation services required. Please R.S.V.P. to: to secure your spot.

Thursday, March 14: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Ageism: An Awareness Event - Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way. $50. Join A&O Support Services for Older Adults at this event to examine the issue of ageism from legal, medical, and societal perspectives. Canada's population is aging and there has been significant change in the number of older adults. In 2016, older Canadians made up 16.9% of the Manitoba population. Older adults now outnumber children for the first time. It is projected that approx. 23 - 25% of the Canadian population will be over the age of 65 years by 2036. Despite this, negative images in later life persist. Ageism or discrimination against individuals based on their age is widespread and generally accepted. It is time to stop defining people based solely on age. The presentation will be highly engaging and draw on the best available evidence. It will involve creative video vignettes, expert panelists, and an opportunity for a question and answer session. A wine and cheese reception will follow the formal presentation. For tickets, visit


Exploring Our Emotional Selves - Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (January 24th - February 28th) - Women's Health Clinic, 419 Graham Ave. 2nd Floor, Room B. Free. Are you critical, confused, or curious about your feelings? Do you ever wonder "why do I feel this way?" Learn why emotions are important, what they tell us, and how our mind, body, emotions and behaviour are all connected. We'll also discuss and practice strategies for managing our emotions. Registration is required. To register or for more information contact 204-947-2422 ext. 203 or email

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

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


COACH: Community Older Adult Computer Help - Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - Noon - St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry, 365 McGee St. Free. Learn basic computer skills such as email, internet searches, Microsoft Word, and on-line safety tips. Presented by Laurel from DMSMCA. for more information or to register, please contact Laurel at 204-774-7005 ext. 104 or email

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: 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: 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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