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This month’s calendar of activities & events
at the City of Ottawa’s Kanata Seniors’ Centre

Centre Courses & Events

Courses are programs that are put on by the Centre. There is a registration fee for many of the courses and a Centre membership is required. Memberships are available from the Centre’s Front Desk for $27/year.

Events are activities that may be one-of-a-kind or only available at certain times of the year. As they generally change on a month-to-month basis, check back here as well as the Centre’s newsletter to see what events are planned.


Available at the Seniors’ Centre

City of Ottawa Registration for
Winter Courses

Note: All programs are cancelled during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Plan ahead and register early. Many courses fill up very quickly so don’t delay in registering. Contact the Centre front desk for details and registration fees.


Winter Fitness Programs:
Adults 50+

  • Cardio, Older Adult (low impact)

  • Chair-exercise

  • Chair-yoga

  • Line Dancing – Levels 1, 2, & 3.

  • Nia Fitness

  • Stretch, Strength & Balance

  • Tai-Chi – Levels 1 & 2.

  • Yoga

  • Zumba Gold


Winter Evening Programs:
Adults & Seniors

  • Spanish Conversation

  • Various levels of Guitar & Guitar Maintenance Workshops

  • Learning Bridge – Level 3

  • Drop-in Social Duplicate Bridge

  • Spanish Conversation

  • Yoga


Winter Daytime Programs:
Adults & Seniors

  • Cardio Older Adult

  • Chair-exercise

  • Chair-Yoga

  • Line Dancing – Levels 1, 2, & 3

  • Nia Fitness

  • Stretch, Strength & Balance

  • Tai-Chi – Levels 1 & 2

  • Writing for Enjoyment

  • Yoga 50+

  • Zumba Gold

  • 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course (2-day Fall Workshop)




Drop-in Social Duplicate Bridge

Thursday evenings Jan 9 to Mar 12 at 6:15pm – 8:30pm ***CANCELLED***.

Play duplicate-style bridge with a qualified director and teacher in a relaxed, non-competitive setting. Help with bidding and play of cards will be available. This program is non-ACBL sanctioned and great for those new to duplicate bridge. No partner required. Pick the Thursdays you want to register for. In order to have sufficient numbers each evening, you must register in advance for each Thursday session.

Cost: $6.50 for Adults; $6 for 65+ per session.

If an evening does not have 8 people, it will be cancelled.

See front desk for details.


Armchair Travel

Saturday March 28, 1-3 pm ***CANCELLED***

Topic: The Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II

Everybody knows Cinderella’s Castle at Disneyland.
It is based on a real castle in Bavaria, Germany.
Come and see the real castle and several others built by “Mad King Ludwig” in the late 19th century. These extraordinary and extravagant castles are among Germany’s biggest tourist attractions today.

Please sign up at the front desk for this travel film.


Winter Learning Series

Thurs Mar 26, 1- 2:30pm ***CANCELLED***
Topic: Keeping the Past – Family Archives and Memorabilia

Our guest speaker Kyla Ubbink will show you how to stop the deterioration of your family’s historic
documents, letters, photographs, albums, clippings,
books, memorabilia and scrapbooks through the
practice of archival preservation. She will share her
vast knowledge and experience working as a
professional in the field of conservation, restoration
and preservation and will provide you with many
skills needed to start saving your family archives now!
Please register in advance at the front desk.
Refreshments sponsored by the Kanata Seniors
Council Inc.


Council Special Events

Mark your calendar and watch this space for upcoming Council events.

Educational Seminar for Seniors

Postponed, date TBD.

The Red Oak Retirement Residence in cooperation with the Kanata Seniors Council will be presenting a seminar on Fri May 8 commencing at 9:30 am in Hall C of the Mlacak Centre. The seminar will be conducted by an expert form the Red Oak who will provide important information on what it would be like to living in a seniors residence, as well as resources and service available to the older adult community.

All are welcome and there is no charge to attend. Light refreshments and goodies will be served, as well as there will be a few door prizes drawn.

If you plan to attend, you are requested to sign up at the Front Desk of the Kanata Seniors’ Centre.


Far West Fun Fest


Unfortunately, due to the current situation, the Kanata Seniors Council executive have made the decision to cancel this May’s ever-popular Far West Fun Fest.

Once things return to normal we will make a decision as to whether to try to run it later in the year.