Special Events and Outings

Many of our events have limited seating so please sign up early! If you require further information on a program that is not listed here, contact the front desk at 204-987-8850. Carpooling will be arranged for all outings and trips (unless indicated otherwise). If you are willing to drive for one of these trips, please indicate that when you register.

Iberville Hutterite Colony

Friday, July 14th
Leaving the Centre at 10:30 a.m.

Join the Centre for a tour of one of our favourite Hutterite Colonies. We will be having lunch and a tour of this rural colony where you can learn more about life on a Colony. Bring your spare change to buy delicious pies, bread, jam and more from their farmers market.
*Carpooling available*

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 7th


Gabbing at Gaffers

Tuesday, June 27th
Leaving the Centre at 10:30 a.m.

Join us as we head to Gaffers in Lockport for a delicious lunch and socialization!

*You must pay for your own lunch. This trip is dependent on drivers, please let us know if you are able to drive*

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 20th


Annual General Meeting (AGM) of St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre

Thursday, June 22nd
at 10:30 a.m. at the Centre

Items of Business:
• Approve the annual report of the Centre
• Elect directors to the Board for a term of two years
• Approve the appointment of accountant for annual financial
review engagement
• Consider such other business as may properly come before
the Annual General Meeting

The Board of Directors & staff invite you to join us for a light lunch following the AGM.

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 19th


St. Norbert Farmers Market

Wednesday, August 9th
Departing from the Centre at 10:30 a.m. at the Centre

Let’s head to Manitoba’s largest farmers market to pick up some fresh fruits, vegetables and other goods from local Manitoban vendors. Along with shopping, try out some of the delicious food vendors and have lunch outdoors. *Carpooling available*

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 4th


Morden’s Chocolates

Thursday, August 17th
Departing from the Centre at 10:00 a.m. at the Centre

Class from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Do you have a sweet tooth? Even if you don’t, join the Centre at this iconic Winnipeg chocolate store and make some delicious chocolates. Please note: Bathrooms are located on the second floor of this building with no elevator*, *Carpooling available*

Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 10th


West End Biz – Mural Tour

Tuesday, July 18th
Leaving the centre at 9:30 a.m.

Join the Centre on a Mural Tour with the West End Biz. There are over 90 works of art in the West End, many of which are showcased on this tour. The engaging narrative includes interesting history, fun trivia and an introduction to the unique restaurants and business of the area. Tours are 2 hours in length (walking) and include a stop for a snack/refreshment. *Carpooling available*

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 11th


Kenora Bus & Boat Trip

Wednesday, July 26th
Departing from the St. James Civic Centre at 8:00 a.m.

Let’s head down to Kenora for a fantastic day of shopping, sailing and lunch on the Lake of the Woods. After we arrive in Kenora, check out the local stores and the Matiowski Farmers Market where the Whitecap Pavilion plays host to just over 100 Market Vendors. We will then board the M.S. Kenora for an afternoon cruise and lunch before heading back to the city. Your registration fee includes lunch, transportation (bus and boat). *Please note: there is a washroom on the bus.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 12th


Lower Fort Garry

Tuesday, August 1st
Leaving the Centre at 10:00 a.m.

Did you know that Lower Fort Garry was once used as a penitentiary? An asylum? We will be taking a guided tour that explores the unique and varied history and uses of Lower Fort Garry. Explore the buildings and learn about how the site has evolved to meet changing economic needs and demands. The tour will be two hours (1 hour, then lunch break, then another hour). Please bring a packed lunch for this outing!
*Carpooling available*

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 25th


Oak Hammock Marsh

Tuesday, August 15th
Departing the Centre at 10:15 a.m.

Join the Centre on a guided exploration of the Interpretive Centre and exhibit halls at Oak Hammock Marsh. You will take part in demonstrations and activities related to their many fascinating exhibits. Get a birds-eye view of the marsh from the observation deck and tour the boardwalk over the water. After the tour, we will be having a lunch from the Oak Hammock Marsh Café. (Must purchase own lunch)
*Carpooling available*

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 8th


McLeod House Tea Room

Wednesday, August 30th
292 Main Street, Stonewall

Departing the Centre at 10:45 a.m.

McLeod House serves a variety of homemade desserts, homemade soup, four varieties of delicious sandwiches, and salads with freshly made dressings and a daily feature item. Participants are responsible for paying for their own lunch. Afterwards, we will do a bit of shopping in Stonewall.
*Carpooling available*

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 23rd