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.



Bud, Spud & Chicken

Join us in our quest to raise funds for programing at the centre as we enjoy a tasty meal provided by Last Rock Cafe. This is your opportunity to show your support for your centre.
**We are asking for prize donations to go towards the silent auction at this event.

LOCATION: LOCATION: Royal Canadian Legion No. 4., 1755 Portage Ave.

COST: $30 Members/non-members
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Christmas Craft & Bake Sale

Saturday, November 18th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

We are thrilled to announce the return of our Christmas Craft and Bake Sale this year! It’s a brilliant place to get local and handmade Christmas presents and decorations, so come along and see what you can find!
We will also have snacks, coffee, and other treats available for sale. Come to shop and stay for a snack.

The centre will be accepting donations for baked goods and crafted items to be sold by the centre to raise funds for programming.
Please contact us at (204)987-8850 to find out how you can make your donations.

Baked goods can be dropped off at the Centre on November 15th.

ADMISSION: $2 Admission fees go towards programming at the St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre Location: Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Drive



Christmas Luncheon

Thursday, December 14th at 12:00 p.m. ( doors open at 11:45 a.m.) Location: Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Drive

Please join us for our annual Christmas Luncheon featuring Entertainment from the Friday Morning (30 piece) Band. In addition to our musical talent, 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!
Can you donate baking for our baking auction? If so, donations can be dropped off at the Centre on December 12th.

Cost: $20 members/ $25 non-members
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St. Patrick's Day Dinner & Dance

Thursday, March 14th from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 4:45 p.m.)

We are changing things up this year with a new venue, new menu and new entertainment by the Flatland Ceili Band. So, grab a friend and get your green on. This is going to be a great time you don’t want to miss.

Cost: $35 Members/ $40 Non-members
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Pancake Breakfast

Friday, December 22nd at 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 9:15 a.m.)

Over the past century, pancake breakfasts have become a symbol for hospitality and sense of community in Winnipeg which is what the St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre is all about. The Centre will be hosting a free pancake breakfast for its members this year, but everyone is welcome. Non-members pay a minimal $3 fee. We will be serving pancakes with toppings and coffee and tea. We will also be playing a fun game.

Cost: FREE members/ $3 non-members
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Escape Room

Wednesday, March 6th at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Real Escape, 3137 Portage Ave.

An Escape Room is a real-life game experience where you and your group are trapped in a mysterious room surrounded by skill testing puzzles. Are you a puzzle solver? Do you like to solve problems and mysteries? You are given one hour to solve your way through the room and escape!
Let’s get together and escape from our daily routine by joining forces to beat this game together.

There are 3 rooms to choose from:

Los Angeles 1947:
A room set in the '40s where your group plays detectives investigating the murder of a famous Hollywood starlet! It's similar to a game of Clue brought to life. (Maximum 8 people)
The Ruins:
Based loosely on the Indiana Jones series you are a group of adventurers on the hunt for The Tiger's Eye, a legendary gem hidden in the ancient Ruins in Laohu dau. A very fun room full of very active puzzles that go beyond simply opening a lock. (Maximum 8 people)
Oz:
Based around the classic 1939 film, this room brings you to Kansas to help Dorothy find her dog Toto, and maybe end up in a completely different world! This room is quite large and offers a lot of opportunities for teamwork and communication, it definitely helps if you've seen the movie too! (Maximum 7 people)
Each participant should register in one room of their choosing (1 room per person only).
They must also complete the waiver form HERE. They should complete the waiver associated to the room they are registering in.
Start time is 2 pm, people should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the room. Participants must find their own transportation to and from the event.

ADMISSION: $25member/non-member
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Murder Mystery Dinner

Thursday, January 18th at 5:00 p.m. (doors open at 4:45 p.m.) Theme & Era TBD

There has been a murder at the 55+ Centre and we need your help in solving the crime!
Are you good at solving mysteries? Do you think you have what it takes to figure out who did the deed? Then this is the event for you.
There will be a cash bar where you’ll be able to purchase wine, beer, and a themed cocktail.

LOCATION: 3-203 Duffield Street

COST: $23 members/ $28 non-members SOLD OUT! Call us at 204-987-8850 to be added to our wait list
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Free Barn Tour at Urban Stable in Stonewall

Tuesday, March 5th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

The SJA55+ Centre has been asked to invite 4-5 members to participate in this intergenerational experience where you would each bring with you either your grandchild, great niece, great nephew, or young person/child, or a younger friend you are connected to. Participants are required to provide their own transportation to the barn and back. More detailed directions will be available closer to the date of the event.
Location: Stonehurst Stable, 78-102 MB 7, Stonewall.

Photo Opportunity: Our team will take and provide complimentary digital photos of the participants with the horses.
NOTE: You must register for this event as there are very limited spots available. Please be sure to complete the waiver form in order to complete the registration process.

Cost: FREE (sponsored by a grant from MASC), but we ask people to give a donation if they can. A snack will be provided.
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FREE Event - TREE TRIMMING PARTY

Friday, December 1st at 10:00 a.m.

Do you love Christmas as much as we love Christmas? Then we need your help decorating the centre. We have trees to trim, garland to put up and so much more! Bring your favorite treat to share and the Centre will provide coffee, tea and plenty of fun for everyone.

Cost: FREE