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.

Fall Feast: presented by Assiniboine Credit Union

Friday, October 18th

Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood dr)

Dinner at 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:00 p.m. )

Celebrate and thank the Harvest for its abundance and beauty with a lovely evening of dinner and music. Traditional ham, potatoes, and pies will be served before we welcome back the B-Side Apostles for a wonderful show!

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 11th


Halloween Murder Mystery Party

Thursday, October 31st at 12:00 p.m.

Conspiracy and intrigue are afoot these dark autumn days. Bring your thinking cap and your friends to this suspenseful live-action murder mystery. Tables will interact with the actors through activities and puzzles to solve a Halloween afternoon murder. Lunch provided and costumes are encouraged.

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 25th


Wildlife Haven

Monday, November 4th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre has been rehabilitating injured, sick and orphaned wildlife for their return to the wild since 1984. They are a volunteer-driven, registered charity that has cared for over 39,000 wildlife who play a vital role in the ecological and biological processes that are essential to life itself. There will be some wildlife ambassadors coming to visit and they will discuss their unique rehabilitation stories, general biology, and the conservation status of the species. Our presentations are designed to be a discussion between our interpreters and our audience and we welcome lots of questions!

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 28th

Magic ‘n Motion

Deer Lodge Community Centre (323 Bruce Ave)

Wednesday, November 13th from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Intergenerational Beats and Eats presents: Magic ‘n Motion. This is a movement class that introduces the creative and expressive world of dance through music, movement, visuals, and props. Join us as we nurture relationships across the ages and get some great exercise.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 8th

Oma’s Schnitzel Stub

Friday, November 8th (601 Rue Sabourin, Saint-Pierre-Jolys, MB)

Departing Centre at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for a German buffet lunch at Oma’s Restaurant in the quaint town of St. Pierre-Jolys, MB. It’s been said they have the best schnitzel in town! Carpooling volunteers needed.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 31st

Candle Making at Hidden Treasures

Monday, November 18th (1-150 Goulet Street)

Departing Centre at 1:00 p.m.

This workshop will teach you how to make your own jar candles and tea lights using simple equipment you can find at home in your kitchen. The class includes instructions, basic candle care information, and all the supplies needed to make 2 container candles, 12 tea lights and a wick dipper. Choose from a variety of colours and scents to transform any space from subpar to charming with the quick scratch of a lit, flaming match.Carpooling volunteers needed.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 12th

Carbone Cafe Club and The Naval Museum of Manitoba

Carbone Cafe Club: 260 St. Mary Ave
Museum: 1 Navy Way

Wednesday, November 20th, Leaving the Centre at 10:00 a.m.

Have you ever been curious about the Manitoba Navy? Today is your chance for a great learning opportunity with the Naval Museum of Manitoba. We will see and hear of the wonderful legacies Prarie men and women have offered for our country. Some new additions to this museum include The Prarie Sailor and several pictures and artifacts that are definitely worth your while. Beforehand, we will get together at Carbone Café Club for lunch. Participants pay for their own lunch. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 14th

Archery and Pizza

Pizza Hut Buffet: 1925 Portage Ave
Archery: 2281 Portage Ave

Tuesday, November 26th, Leaving the Centre at 11:30 a.m.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to shoot a bow and arrow like the warriors of old? Archery is the oldest form of warfare known to mankind dating back to 10,000 BCE in Egypt and in China. Coupling this ancient activity with the equally ancient meal of pizza (made as early as the Neolithic period) will surely make for a historically adventurous afternoon. The more, the merrier! Lunch is included in the cost. Carpooling volunteers needed.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 19th


Ukrainian Lunch Christmas Party

Friday, December 13th at 12:00 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.)

Please join us for our annual Christmas Luncheon featuring a traditional Ukranian meal from Kozak Foods and Christmas vocalist Chad Celaire. Chad’s performances have been described as smooth and inviting with a vocal prowess that always leaves listeners begging for more. In addition to Chad’s performance, there will be a silent auction, 50/50, and live baking auction for your participation. Register early as we have limited seating for this popular event and you don’t want to miss out!

Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 5th


Intergenerational Beats & Eats presents Drums Alive

Tuesdays, October 1st – November 5th

from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Join the St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre and the St. James-Assiniboia Parent-Child Coalition for 6 weeks of music and movement. Drums Alive is welcomed back to our Centre for a drumming workshop providing great workouts and great fun! Using yoga balls as a drum substitute and rhythm as the source of inspiration Drums Alive provides a new group fitness experience combining the benefits of traditional aerobics with great benefits for your brain.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 24th


Lunch Bowling at Uptown Alley

Monday, December 2nd (1301 St. Matthews Ave)

Leaving the centre at 10:30 a.m.

Cataplum! Experience the satisfaction of a rousing game of bowling. Bowling is said to improve strength and flexibility while reducing stress and is a great platform for building relationships and a little bit of exercise. While easy to learn, skills can always be improved upon. Are you up for the challenge of a perfect game? Car-pooling volunteers needed.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 26th

Soap Making: Hidden Treasures

Monday, October 21st (1-150 Goulet Street)

Departing the Centre at 1:00 p.m.

In this DIY soap making class you will create some luxurious, chemical free soaps: perfect for that relaxing bath or a gift to raise the spirits of a friend. This session includes: 2 full sized bars of soap, 3 layered bars, 1 cupcake soap, and a loofah as well as all of your supplies and valuable instruction on the importance of natural skin care products.

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 14th

Holiday High Tea

Thursday, December 5th at 12:00 p.m. (Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)

Join us for a holiday-themed royal tea party. Dainties, table games, and fellowship will be a lovely addition to our Christmas celebrations.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 29th

Winnipeg Harvest

Monday, October 28th (1085 Winnipeg Ave)

Departing the Centre at 1:00 p.m.

Did you know that there has been a nearly 60% increase in Manitoban foodbank use in the last 10 years (the highest in Canada)? Did you know that Manitoba has the worst child poverty rate out of all the Canadian provinces? In despair because there is nothing you can do about it? Fortunately, we are here to help! There are opportunities to join us for volunteering at Winnipeg Harvest. Please bring $5 and some unperishable food to donate in addition to our time spent there. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 23rd

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Tuesday, October 22nd (300 Memorial Blvd)

Departing the Centre at 12:30 p.m.

Come with us downtown to meander about the Winnipeg Art Gallery. With new exhibits as well as classic Canadian art, Inuit art, and international pieces. Come and dwell in the richness of expression throughout the ages.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 15th

The Gingerbread Village

Tuesday, December 10th from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Intergenerational Beats and Eats Presents: The Gingerbread Village. Gingerbread houses have been a long-standing tradition of Christmas time for many people around the world. First introduced by the Germans in the 16th Century, they grew in popularity after the Brothers Grimm wrote their famous fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel. The largest gingerbread house ever built was in Bryan, Texas and spanned nearly 40,000 cubic feet! You are welcome to join us in this fun tradition as we build our own gingerbread houses and spread some holiday joy! Prizes will be given for various categories. Come ready to create and leave feeling the joy and inspiration of Christmas and community. Breakfast included and all supplies provided.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 3rd