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

Centre Events & Courses

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 to see what events are planned.

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 $26.25/year.

City of Ottawa Winter Courses
Available at the Centre

Summer Fitness Programs: Adults 50+

  • Cardio, Older Adult (low impact)
  • Chair-exercise
  • Chair-yoga
  • Dance Fitness
  • Line Dancing
  • Nia Fitness
  • Stretch, Strength & Balance
  • Tai-Chi
  • Yoga
  • Zumba Gold

Spring Evening Programs: Adults & Seniors

  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Guitar
  • Learning Bridge – Level 3
  • Spanish Conversation
  • Yoga

Spring Daytime Programs: Adults & Seniors

  • Cardio Older Adult
  • Chair-exercise
  • Chair-Yoga
  • Dance Fitness
  • Line Dancing
  • Nia Fitness
  • Strength & Balance
  • Tai-Chi
  • Writing for Enjoyment
  • Yoga 50+
  • Zumba Gold
  • 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course

Contact the Centre front desk for details and registration fees.

Armchair Travel

Saturday, Apr 6, 1:00 pm

Topic: Visiting Two United States National Parks.

Sit back and travel to two national parks in the United States, – Glacier National Park in Montana and Canyonlands National Park in Utah. Each park has its own unique and powerful displays of beauty.

Sign up for this armchair travel experience at the front desk.

“Gone with the Wind”
Fashion Show & Tea

Thursday, Apr 18, 1 – 3:00 pm

We are excited to have MacLeod Mercantile back to our Centre to present the fashions from the movie “Gone with the Wind.” Nancy will review the fashions, movie gossip, and movie mistakes! Following the Fashion Show, we will be serving tea, with light sandwiches and dainties.

Tickets: – $13.50 for Centre Members; $15.50 for non-members.

Register at the front desk before Wed April 10.

“55 Alive Driver Refresher Course”

Wednesdays, May 1 and May 8

12:30 – 4:00 pm

Advanced Registration Required

This 2-part, in-class training is designed to help Canadians 55 years and older to update their driving skills. The course will help you gain more confidence behind the wheel; improve your awareness of traffic hazards; update you on traffic laws and new technology; and sharpen many of your driving skills.

Course fee includes manual:
$27.75 for Adults; $25 for 65+

Register in advance. Limited space. Attendance is required for both afternoons. Register at the front desk.

Duplicate Bridge Play

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 from the director.  This program is non-ACBL sanctioned and great for those new to duplicate bridge.  No partner required and you pick the days you want to register for! 

Please register in advance.

Each evening will be $7.00 (65+).  If an evening does not have 8 people, it will be cancelled.

Thursdays  6:15-8:45pm

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  • April 18 #1483083
  • April 25 #1483085
  • May 2 #1483089
  • May 9 #1483092
  • May 16 #1483094
  • May 23 #1483095
  • June 6 #1483098
  • June 13 #1483100

 Please see front desk for registration details

Bigger Than Us Series

When: Thurs Apr 4: 1:30-3pm

Topic: “Solving the Plastics Problem”

Advanced registration required.

The world has a big problem and that problem is too much plastic. Much of the plastic we use are one-use, throw-away items: bubble wrap, straws, stir sticks, plastic bags, etc. What can be done to solve this problem?

Join us for the Bigger Than Us presentation when we will discuss the issues around the problem.

No charge. All are welcome. Please register in advance at the front desk.

Nia Fitness

Spring Session: Thurs Mar 21 – May 30 (10 weeks), 9:30 – 10:30

Advanced register is required.

NIA dance cardio fitness classes are taught by our instructor, who is licensed in the NIA Technique. The class includes core strength training, mindful movement, and sustained, non-impact cardio conditioning, cool-down and stretching. NIA fitness classes are taught to a variety of music selections including Latin, jazz, and new age. Join our instructor for this self-paced, gentle, one-of-a-kind workout.

Evening Guitar Lessons

Levels 1, 2 & 3.

Spring Session: Wed Mar 27 to June 12 (12 weeks)
Level 1: 5:50 pm
Level 2: 6:55 pm
Level 3: 8:00 pm

Advanced register is required.

Get motivated and inspired to play the guitar in one of our relaxed and welcoming environments. If you have some or no experience at all, there is a class just right for you!
Song and cord recognition; and new technical skills are introduced at each level. Participants are encouraged to set their own goals and work at their own pace.

The Great Courses – DVD Lecture Series

Wednesdays, Apr 10, 17, & 24,
1 – 2:30 pm

Topic: How Colours Affect You.

This three-wek DVD lecture series tells us about the science of colour and its impact on all aspects of human experience. Knowing how colours affect us informs us on how we can tap into their power to create environments and achieve a range of visual goals, as well as help us to dodge popular myths and misconceptions about colour.

Valerie O’Callaghan is our facilitator for this DVD lecture.

No charge for members and guests but please register in advance at the front desk for this 3-part lecture series.

Special Notice

The Kanata Senior’s Council Fund Raising Event on April 24, 2019.

Click HERE for more information.

Coming Soon

The Kanata Senior’s Council’s

Far West Fun Fest
Senior Games

May 9th to 23rd, 2019.
You must register before April 26th.

Click HERE for more information.