Education Programs and Workshops

Have an idea for a workshop, event or technology class? Feedback from our members is very important to us. If you have a comment, question or suggestion, please contact the Centre at 204-987-8850 or leave us a comment on the contact page here on the website.


Mondays, January 8th – May 14th

10:15 am – 11:30 am

Our Singsationals Choir Group is in the last month of their practices and performances for the year. This choir group does many performances throughout the community to brighten the spirits of many and are great ambassadors for our Centre. Rehearsals are always fun and the repertoire of songs changes based on the seasons.

Cost: $40 Half Year


Drawing and Watercolour Painting Classes

Fridays, April 6th – May 25th
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

You will learn Drawing Basics and Watercolor Basics along with several Watercolor Techniques. Easy Step by Step Instruction. You will complete a minimum of 2 paintings ready to frame. No experience necessary. There is an $18 course materials fee to be paid to the instructor at the first class as all materials are supplied. (Students “returning” for classes will be taught additional techniques and will work on a more advanced program.)

Instructor: Brenda Adams
Cost: $80 Members/$100 Non-members

Easter Fun with Flowers

Friday, March 23rd
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Kat will guide participants step by step in order to create a stunning Easter floral centerpiece arrangement (real flowers are used). All supplies will be provided and no experience necessary.

Instructor: Katherine Degner
Cost: $15 Members/$18 Non-members

Safety and Injury Prevention

Tuesday, April 17th at 10:00 a.m.

Do you know what the most common sources of injuries are to seniors? What can you do to help keep your grandchildren safe when they visit? Join us to learn about common consumer product health and safety risks..

Presenter: Consumer Product Safety Officer from Health Canada
Cost: $4 Members/Non-members

Nutrition for our Brain and Mental Health

Wednesday, March 14th
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

How important is nutrition for our brain and mental health? Join us to learn about a healthy diet and lifestyle approach to keeping our brain healthy.

Presenter: Healthy Aging Resource Team
Cost: $4 Members/Non-Members


The Canadian Vickers Vedette

Tuesday, March 20th
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Vedette flying boat was the first commercial aircraft designed and built in Canada. It was produced in the late 1920’s and saw service through the 1930’s. This presentation will touch on the jobs of the people who worked on and flew in the Vedette, the quest to recover long lost examples of this “flying canoe” and the process of making a flyable replica of this historically significant Canadian aircraft.

Presenter: Bill Brereton, Volunteer Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
Cost: $5 Members/Non-Members

Heritage Winnipeg – The History of St. James

Wednesday, April 18th
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

How much do you know about the History of St. James? Before Unicity, there were many Municipalities that made up the City of Winnipeg and St. James was one of them. Come to the Centre for a presentation from Heritage Winnipeg to see how it all started!

Presenter: Greg Agnew, Heritage Winnipeg
Cost: $5 Members/Non-Members

Back Pain and Sciatic Workshop

Wednesday, March 7th at 10:00 a.m.

Location: At the Centre

You should attend this free workshop if …
• You have trouble putting your shoes on in the morning.
• You’ve missed out on family vacation or activities you love because you’re afraid of aggravating your sciatica.
• You’ve TRIED EVERYTHING and want to just get back to normal.

What will you learn at this workshop
• #1 Biggest mistake back pain & sciatica suffers make.
• 3 most common causes of back pain and sciatica
• Top 3 thing you can do to be back pain free

NRGFitness will be starting to offer physiotherapy sessions at the Centre in March. This presentation will give you lots of information on the services they offer and will introduce you to this new wellness service offered at the Centre.

Presenter: Scott Miller, NRGFitness
Cost: FREE – Refreshments provided

Photography Classes

Wednesdays, March 7th to 28th (4 weeks) from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

March 7th – Photo 101
Learning the basic elements of how your camera works. We’ll delve into the Exposure Triangle – Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. These 3 elements come together to create a well-exposed photograph.

March 14th – The Creative Exposure
You can get a ‘correct’ exposure, but what will raise your pictures above ordinary is a ‘creative’ exposure. Learn how to convey ideas or just make more interesting images by learning a few simple ideas such as Focal Length, changing your vantage point and learning to see Lines and Light.

March 21st – Making pictures with an iPhone
It’s been said the best camera is the one you have on you. Often times, that’s a phone. These can be very effective cameras, but learning some simple tips will make all the difference in taking better pictures with the iPhone.

March 28th – Tricks and Tips
You don’t always need to spend a lot of money to help solve problems or make better pictures. This class will show you how to re-purpose common or inexpensive items to help you out with your camera. From softening the light from a flash to make it more flattering, to warming up a frozen camera when shooting in winter.