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.


Singsationals


Mondays, starting January 13th
(No Choir Feb. 17th)

10:15 am – 11:30 am

Our Singsationals Choir Group will be starting up again in September! 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:
Half Year: Member $40, non member $50

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Paint Pouring

Tuesdays, February 4th – 25th from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
(4 weeks)

Let loose your creative side with an experiment in acrylics! If you have ever wanted to make magnificent art, but didn’t feel you had the skill, this is the workshop for you! Paint pouring is a contemporary style of art that features blowtorches, hairdryers, and your very own breath. Each piece boasts its own whimsy no matter who the artist is. Come and join us for an aesthetic and imaginative morning as we work our way to larger and larger canvases. All supplies will be provided.

Cost: $50 Members/$65 Non-members

Drop-in $15

Registration deadline: Tuesday, January 28th
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Beaded Change Purses

Monday, February 24th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

If you have ever wanted the opportunity to create a change purse- this is your chance. You will be led in this decorative crafting session where your designs can be as intricate or as simple as you like. This will involve hand sewing, leather, and beadwork. All supplies are provided.

Cost: $20 Members/ Non-members
Registration deadline: Tuesday, February 18th
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Men’s Breakfast

Friday, January 31st and February 28th from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Come out to enjoy a classic breakfast and some social time with your fellow men. Good food and good fun will be had by all!

Cost: $4

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 27th and February 24th
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Just the Basics: Men’s Cooking Class

Monday, February 10th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm.

Join us as the men of the Centre gather in the kitchen to prepare and enjoy some simple meals. Learn your way around the kitchen and brush up on your knife skills. Engage socially with other men for a fulfilling afternoon and take home some leftovers.

Cost: $10 Members/ Non-members
Registration deadline: Monday, February 3rd
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Heritage Winnipeg presents: Selkirk Settlers

Wednesday, January 22nd from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm.

Come join us as Greg Agnew goes back into history to tell us about the Selkirk Settlers. The Red River Colony (or Selkirk Settlement) was a colonization project set up in 1811 by Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, on 300,000 square kilometres (120,000 sq mi) of land. We will find out their struggles of living in a new land in the 1800’s.

Cost: $5 Members/ $7 Non-members
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Belly Dancing

Tuesday, February 18th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Play your part in preventing the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle by getting your hips moving. The movement of belly dancing allows for the body to get back into its natural flow, improves the spinal curve, and the intentional and graceful movements will allow for both physical and mental relaxation. Belly dancing is considered a low impact exercise, which means it works with the body rather than against it to produce healthy results.

Cost: $12 Members/ $15 Non-Members

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 10th
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Heritage Winnipeg presents: Elite Homes

Wednesday, February 19th from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Come and join Heritage Winnipeg as we learn about all the elite, historic homes hiding in our city. Housing in Winnipeg and surrounding areas of Manitoba has changed significantly over the years, from the simple but sturdy Red River frame houses, to the whimsical Queen Anne revival buildings and the stately and open homes of the Winnipeg elite in the early 20th century.

Cost: $5 Members / $7 Non-members
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Winter Mitten Workshop

Fridays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. January 24th – February 28th

Keep your hands warm and toasty this winter with some handmade mittens. These mittens are made from melton: a type of wool woven in twill form, leather, and fleece, and will be sewn together by hand. Melton is wind and weather resistant and will keep your hands warm all winter. These will make a lovely winter accessory or a gift for someone you love.

Cost: $35 Members / $40 Non-members

Registration deadline: Friday, January 17th
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Dream Catchers

Session 1: Tuesday, January 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Session 2: Friday, february 7th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


While most people know dream catchers as a purely decorative item, these have a rich history among indigenous cultures. The legend of the spider woman, also known as the Absibikaashi, is said to have protected children while they slept. When the Ojibwe people began spreading out across Canada it was hard for the spider woman to visit all the children, so the females of the families began creating spider web inspired nets to act as protective charms to catch evil spirits in the form of nightmares; thus keeping their children safe. All the supplies you need to make a lovely decorative, or spirit catching piece of art will be provided for you.

Cost: $20 Members / $25 Non-members
Registration deadline: Tuesday, January 7th and Friday, January 31st
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Fun with Flowers – Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 13th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Kat will lead the group in a step-by-step tutorial to make a centre piece. Real flowers are being used and all supplies are provided for this piece to take home.

Cost: $15 Members / $20 Non-members
Registration deadline: Tuesday, February 5th
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