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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

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)




Bigger Than Us Series

When: Thurs Jan 9, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Topic: What Sea Level Rise Will do to Coastal Cities

Sea level rise caused by global warming is a
doomsday scenario that will play out so far into the future. More than 90 coastal communities in the United States are, at this moment, battling chronic flooding. Miami, Florida is one of these cities. We will explore this inevitable future in our Bigger Than Us presentation.
After viewing this documentary, our volunteer
facilitator Richard Keeler will lead a short discussion.
Please register in advance at the front desk.


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.


Armchair Travel

Culinary Tour

Saturday Jan 11, 1-3 PM

In this video presentation of “Girl Eat World”, food writer and Master Chef Kamini Pather’s mission is to discover how food is changing the way people think about themselves and their city. She visits hidden gems, quiet restaurants, bustling markets, swinging night spots, breweries, pop-up diners, cocktail bars, street stalls, and neighbourhoods in transition. From Bangkok to Berlin, from Sydney to Copenhagen, come and enjoy this wonderful travel video.
Please register at the Front Desk.


Winter Learning Series

Thurs Jan 30 1- 2:30pm
Topic: Students on Ice
Since 2000, Students on Ice (SOI) has been bringing youth from around the world on ship-based educational expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic.
This year represents the 20 th Anniversary of SOI. Our guest speaker Rachel Boere had the opportunity to travel with Students on Ice on the 2015 Arctic Expedition as a member of the Parks Canada Northern Engagement and Outreach Team. She will share with us the world of the North, the impact of experiential education, and the power of storytelling.
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.

Winter Tea Dance

The Winter Tea Dance planned for Saturday, Jan 25th has been cancelled. If you purchased tickets for this event, please bring it to the Council Office for a refund.

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