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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, June 1 & 12, 1:00pm

Topic: Italian Garden Tour

Sit back and marvel at the beauty of the many Italian gardens in this 2-part series. Monty Don conducts his personal ‘grand garden tour’ around Italy, including the retreats of the affluent north and the horticultural gems in the south.

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

Guitar Maintenance Workshop

Saturday, June 8, 9am to 2pm

Learn proper maintenance, set-up, cleaning, string changes, intonation, simple repairs and much more. Bring your electric, steel, or nylon string guitar. There will be a supply fee payable to the instructor at the time of the course.

Cost: Adult: $58.25, Senior 65+: $52.50

Registration in advance at the front desk.

Big Band Dance Series

Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, Britannia Park

Thursday, June 7, 7 to 10:30pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

Tickets: $21 per person, in advance: 613-828-4313 or purchase at the Kanata Seniors’ Centre, front desk. Tickets may also be purchased for $25 at the door.


Ottawa Memory Clinic

When: Wed June 12: 1-3pm

Topic: “For Lasting Memories”

Advanced registration required.

Dr. Richard Bergeron and his team from the Ottawa Memory Clinic will be hosting an information session about early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. They are dedicated to helping improve the lives of people who may be at risk for or are affected by memory decline. The presentation will cover signs/symptoms, treatment options, and living with memory loss.

The OMC team consists of health care professionals and all services offered are free of charge to all patients. Family members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Tea, coffee and snacks will be served.

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

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.

Duplicate Bridge Party

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! In order to have sufficient numbers each evening, you must register in advance for each session.

Fee per session: $6.00 (65+), $6.50 for adults.  If an evening does not have 8 people, it will be cancelled.

When: Thursdays  6:15-8:45pm

  • June 6 #1483098
  • June 13 #1483100

 Please see front desk for registration details.

Canada Day Celebration BBQ

Thursday June 20. Doors open: 10:30am

Come join us for our Canada Day Celebration with entertainment by “The Starry Nights.” Enjoy a fantastic BBQ of hot dogs and hamburgers along with potatoe salad, dessert, and beverages.

Show your Canadian Pride and dress in Red & White for our Celebration.

Tickets: $12 for Members; $14 for Non-members.

Register at the front desk before June 17.