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

Knitting Circle

Tuesdays, May 8th to 29th from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Bring your existing knitting and get the advice of a knitting instructor or join the group for socialization.

Instructor: Kathy Jones
Cost: Drop-In Fee of $2/week

Dating and Identifying Old Family Photos

Friday, May 4th from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Many family photos feature unidentified people. In this workshop, learn simple tricks and techniques to identify when a photo was taken. Bring one or two photos to the workshop or you can use the samples provided for practice!

Presenter: Kelly Southworth, Manitoba Genealogical Society
Cost: $5 Members/Non-members

All About Orchids

Tuesday, June 12th from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

This presentation includes information about types of orchids, understanding how orchids grow, environmental and cultural considerations for orchid culture in the home, pests and diseases and more.

Presenter: Joan Porteous, Manitoba Orchid Society
Cost: $5 Members / 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

Making and Keeping Important Connections

Friday, May 18th to June 29th from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Meet new people, enrich social skills, heighten positive self-esteem and generate affirmative relations at this A&O program. Each week there will be refreshments, and many new opportunities for socialization and making connections.

To register for this group or for more information please contact Pamela Roth at 204-956-6440.

Cost: FREE Program

Fun with Flowers

Thursday, July 12th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, August 30th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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

Instructor: Kat Degner

Registration Deadline: July 5th and August 23rd


Intro to Knitting

Tuesdays, May 8th to 29th (4 weeks) from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

This introduction to knitting walks through the knitting basics: cast-on and the knit and purl stitches and finishing your knitting. Along the way you’ll pick up many knitting tips and guidance on how to identify and fix common knitting mistakes. Needles and yarn will be supplied.

Instructor: Kathy Jones
Cost: $25 Members / $30 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

Beginning of a City – Early Winnipeg

Wednesday, May 9th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Winnipeg was once just a small settlement, but has blossomed into a larger city. Let’s explore that journey and learn how Winnipeg first became the city we know today.

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

City Parks

Wednesday, May 16th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Parks were introduced to appease the people that were beginning to have more time on their hands.This presentation will address where, why and when did they start in Winnipeg.

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

Hip and Knee Pain Presentation

Wednesday, May 2nd from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Do you experience discomfort when sitting down for a meal? Are you experiencing low back pain right now while reading this newsletter? Do you have trouble bending over picking-up objects from the ground? If you answered yes to any of these questions then attend this workshop where NRG Physiotherapy will discuss how to manage these problems naturally.

Presenter: Scott Miller, NRG Fitness
Cost: FREE

Back and Neck Pain Presentation

Wednesday, June 13th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Did you wake up with a ‘KINK’ in your neck 3 days ago and it hasn’t gone away. This is a common question physiotherapists here. If you or anyone you know has complained about neck pain then come to this presentation to hear how working with a physiotherapist can help.

Presenter: Scott Miller, NRG Fitness
Cost: FREE