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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.

Courses

Available at the Seniors’ Centre

City of Ottawa Registration for
Winter Courses

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.

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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

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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

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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)

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Events

Bigger Than Us Series

When: Thurs Feb 6, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Topic: Is the US on an Inevitable Path to Collapse?

There is a great divide in the US today. Income and
wealth for the vast majority have stagnated or
declined. The working poor is growing and the
American Dream is dead. Seventeen of every 10,000 people are homeless while the 1% is becoming wealthier by the minute. The debt to GDP Ratio is 121.6%. Is there a breaking point and what will it look like?
After viewing this documentary, our volunteer
facilitator Richard Keeler will lead a short discussion.
Please register in advance at the front desk.

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Drop-in Social Duplicate Bridge

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

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.

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Thursday Feb 20, 10:30 am  – 1 pm

Bingo & Lunch

Beat the winter blahs. Come join in the fun. Play BINGO. Win prizes. Then enjoy a delicious Fish & Chips lunch from Lapointe’s Restaurant. Beat those winter blahs by joining friends and making new ones at our BINGO and lunch.

10:30am – the doors to the Halls will open
10:45am – BINGO begins
12:15pm – lunch will be served.

Tickets – $15 for Members; $18 for Non-members
Reserve your spot by registering at the front desk
by Thurs Feb 13.

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Armchair Travel

Saturday Feb 22, 1-3 pm

Topic: “Les Quatre Vents” Famed Gardens

This month we stay closer to home. Travel with us
down the St. Lawrence River, almost to the mouth of the Saguenay River, to La Malbaie in the Charlevoix region of Quebec. Nestled in this region is gardener Frank Cabot’s fabled “Les Quatre Vents” (The Four Winds), one of the world’s most beautiful private gardens. Filmed shortly before his death at the age of 86, Cabot reflects on the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives.
Please sign up at the front desk for this travel film.

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Winter Learning Series

Thurs Feb 27, 1-2:30 pm

Topic: Adventures from the Coldest Part of the Cold War

The Distant Early Warning Radar Line (DEWLine)
was born out of paranoia and fear. It was an
engineering/construction feat which served Canada for over 30 years and remains a relic of the Cold War.
Come and spend an entertaining afternoon with Brian Jeffrey exploring what it was like to live and work in the coldest part of the Cold War during its early years.
Please register in advance at the front desk.
Refreshments sponsored by the Kanata Seniors
Council Inc.

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Council Special Events

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

Retirement Fair

Sat Apr 18, 2020: The Kanata Seniors Council will be holding a Retirement Living Fair  in the Centre’s Mlacak Halls, commencing at 1:00 pm.  The exhibitors will feature products and services for older adults. All are welcome and there is no cost to attend. Refreshments and goodies will be served

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