Seniors Programs & Events

Arts - Performing

Bard for Life: The Plays Presentation

  • Sep 11, 2019 – Sep 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $25
  • 55+
  • 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746296
  • Registered program

Explore Shakespeare’s plays and speeches led by Bard actors. No experience required.

Write a Play

  • Sep 20, 2019 – Nov 22, 2019
  • Friday
  • $109.80
  • 55+
  • 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • 10 sess.
  • 2747247
  • Registered program

Develop writing skills and explore techniques to draft a 10-minute play using visualization, writing games and character development. These sessions are led by a theatre professional with the final class featuring readings of the plays with friends and family.

Arts – Dance

Ballet: Fundamentals

  • Jul 8, 2019 – Aug 12, 2019
  • Monday
  • $26.80
  • 55+
  • 9:30 am–10:30 am
  • 5 sess.
  • 2737357
  • Registered program

Improve mobility, posture, coordination and energy levels while learning introductory ballet techniques including barre work and dance combinations in a fun and supportive environment. Exercises are modified to suit participants needs.

Ballet: Fundamentals

  • Sep 17, 2019 – Dec 10, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $71.35
  • 55+
  • 9:15 am–10:15 am
  • 13 sess.
  • 2745851
  • Registered program

Improve mobility, posture, coordination and energy levels while learning introductory ballet techniques including barre work and dance combinations in a fun and supportive environment. Exercises are modified to suit participants needs.

Ballet: Intermediate

  • Sep 16, 2019 – Dec 9, 2019
  • Monday
  • $60.40
  • 55+
  • 9:15 am–10:15 am
  • 11 sess.
  • 2745868
  • Registered program

Continue to develop ballet technique including barre and centre work, jumps and combinations. Increase musicality and strength while improving mobility, posture and coordination. Exercises are modified to suit participants needs. Pre-requisite: 2 years of ballet.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 14 and Nov 11, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Ballroom Dance: Beginner

  • Sep 18, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $89.20
  • 55+
  • 6:30 pm–7:45 pm
  • 13 sess.
  • 2746280
  • Registered program

Dance for fitness and fun in this introductory class that covers basic steps and foundational techniques and is designed specifically for those new to this style of dance.

Ballroom Dance: Intermediate

  • Sep 21, 2019 – Dec 14, 2019
  • Saturday
  • $90.60
  • 55+
  • 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
  • 11 sess.
  • 2746286
  • Registered program

Build skills, expand ability and learn dance variations in this next steps class. Pre-requisite: Ballroom Dance: Beginner.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 12 and Nov 9, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Broadway Jazz

  • Sep 17, 2019 – Dec 10, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $74.35
  • 55+
  • 10:20 am–11:20 am
  • 13 sess.
  • 2745873
  • Registered program

Explore the theatrical dance style and choreography inspired by Broadway Musicals set to favourite songs while working on developing coordination and improving balance while building jazz dance technique. Open to all levels. Beginners welcome

Broadway Jazz: Intermediate

  • Sep 16, 2019 – Dec 9, 2019
  • Monday
  • $60.40
  • 55+
  • 10:40 am–11:40 am
  • 11 sess.
  • 2746135
  • Registered program

Continue to develop techniques specific to this type of dancing that includes more advanced combinations with a focus on musicality and individual expression in a fun and supportive environment.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 14 and Nov 11, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Conditioning Through Dance

  • Sep 16, 2019 – Dec 9, 2019
  • Monday
  • $60.40
  • 55+
  • 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
  • 11 sess.
  • 2745879
  • Registered program

Improve overall health and body conditioning through a combination of ballet technique and jazz dancing focusing on core strength, posture, flexibility and increasing cardio health. No dance experience required.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 14 and Nov 11, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Dance for Parkinson’s

  • Sep 25, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $93.70
  • 55+
  • 11:15 am–12:15 pm
  • 10 sess.
  • 2747271
  • Registered program

Improve strength, mobility and balance with moves learned in this unique dance program designed for those living with this degenerative neurological disorder.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 16 and Nov 20, 2019 due to Wellness Clinic

Hawaiian Hula Dancing: Beginner

  • Sep 17, 2019 – Nov 5, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $43.90
  • 55+
  • 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • 8 sess.
  • 2743962
  • Registered program

Learn and practice the basic techniques and rhythmic patterns of this graceful and expressive cultural dance form that engages the body, mind and spirit. Some dance movements may be performed sitting down.

Hawaiian Hula Dancing: Beginner (Try-it Session)

  • Sep 10, 2019 – Sep 10, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2743954
  • Registered program

Learn and practice the basic techniques and rhythmic patterns of this graceful and expressive cultural dance form that engages the body, mind and spirit. Some dance movements may be performed sitting down.

Line Dancing Variety (Mandarin and Cantonese)

  • Sep 16, 2019 – Dec 9, 2019
  • Monday
  • $60.40
  • 55+
  • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • 11 sess.
  • 2747261
  • Registered program

Try this new class that focuses on the fundamental steps of line dancing and that are adaptable to country, ballroom, rock and roll, disco, Latin and pop music. Drop-ins welcome if space permits. Course conducted in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 14 and Nov 11, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Line Dancing Variety (Mandarin and Cantonese)

  • Sep 18, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $65.90
  • 55+
  • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • 12 sess.
  • 2747262
  • Registered program

Try this new class that focuses on the fundamental steps of line dancing and that are adaptable to country, ballroom, rock and roll, disco, Latin and pop music. Drop-ins welcome if space permits. Course conducted in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Please note, there is no class November 27, 2019.

Line Dancing Variety (Mandarin and Cantonese) (Try-it Session)

  • Sep 11, 2019 – Sep 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2748289
  • Registered program

Try this new class that focuses on the fundamental steps of line dancing and that are adaptable to country, ballroom, rock and roll, disco, Latin and pop music. Drop-ins welcome if space permits. Course conducted in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Line Dancing: Beginner

  • Sep 17, 2019 – Dec 10, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $71.35
  • 55+
  • 2:15 pm–3:15 pm
  • 13 sess.
  • 2745943
  • Registered program

Practice and learn the basic moves that make up current line dancing today. It’s easy and fun! No dance experience required.

Line Dancing: Intermediate

  • Sep 17, 2019 – Dec 10, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $71.35
  • 55+
  • 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
  • 13 sess.
  • 2745954
  • Registered program

Improve beginner moves and learn more advanced ones in this social and physically active class. Pre-requisite: Previous line dancing experience.

Tap Dancing: Beginner

  • Sep 18, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $71.35
  • 55+
  • 9:00 am–10:00 am
  • 13 sess.
  • 2745959
  • Registered program

Tap into some fun and get some great exercise at the same time. No dance experience required.

Tap Dancing: Choreography

  • Sep 18, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $71.35
  • 55+
  • 11:00 am–12:00 pm
  • 13 sess.
  • 2745956
  • Registered program

Develop dance skills and learn a routine that challenges both the brain and the body in this program that starts with a short, fast warm up prior to the choreography portion.

Pre-requisite: Intermediate tap dance level ability.

Tap Dancing: Intermediate

  • Sep 18, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $71.35
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am
  • 13 sess.
  • 2746058
  • Registered program

Combine previously learned steps with new moves in this social class that also offers a fun work out.

Pre-requisite: Tap dancing experience.

Arts – Music

Singing: Beginner

  • Sep 19, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $89.20
  • 55+
  • 1:30 pm–2:45 pm
  • 13 sess.
  • 2746073
  • Registered program

Improve vocal range, develop breathing techniques and learn some of the foundations to become a better singer by exploring pop, Jazz, folk and musical theatre.

Ukulele: Advanced

  • Sep 19, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $71.35
  • 55+
  • 12:15 pm–1:15 pm
  • 13 sess.
  • 2746096
  • Registered program

Continue to learn even more advanced skills and pieces to play on this string instrument. Ukulele required at each class. Pre-requisite: Ukulele: Intermediate

Ukulele: Beginner

  • Sep 19, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $71.35
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am
  • 13 sess.
  • 2746107
  • Registered program

Play this easy-to-learn instrument for fun and to increase cognitive abilities. Ukulele required at each class at Minoru Centre for Active Living.

Ukulele: Intermediate

  • Sep 19, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $71.35
  • 55+
  • 11:05 am–12:05 pm
  • 13 sess.
  • 2746126
  • Registered program

Learn more skills and pieces to play on this fun instrument. Ukulele required at each class. Prerequisite: Ukulele: Beginner.

Arts – Visual

Chinese Brush Painting

  • Sep 16, 2019 – Dec 9, 2019
  • Monday
  • $125.60
  • 55+
  • 9:30 am–11:30 am
  • 11 sess.
  • 2746139
  • Registered program

Explore this beautiful ancient art through exercises that focus on basic techniques. A non-refundable $15 supplies fee is included in the price.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 14 and Nov 11, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Digital Storytelling

  • Oct 1, 2019 – Dec 3, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $50.00
  • 55+
  • 9:00 am–12:00 pm
  • 10 sess.
  • 2747267
  • Registered program

Reflect on past experiences to bring a memory to life by weaving images, music and narrative together into a short digital video. This program is presented by Simon Fraser University

Drawing: Basics

  • Sep 18, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $148.45
  • 55+
  • 12:30 pm–2:30 pm
  • 13 sess.
  • 2746142
  • Registered program

Capture on paper simple objects, images and still lifes while learning basic concepts and techniques to eventually progress to drawing from imagination with improved understanding and confidence.

Drawing: Portraits

  • Sep 18, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $148.45
  • 55+
  • 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • 13 sess.
  • 2746144
  • Registered program

Create lifelike portraits that capture character and emotion using a variety of media including ink, graphite and charcoal. Using a photograph as a starting point, explore proportion, shape and expression.

Expressive Meditative Art

  • Sep 25, 2019 – Oct 9, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $34.25
  • 55+
  • 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • 3 sess.
  • 2746146
  • Registered program

Explore personal expression while moving from a technical approach to a creative and inspiring one that immerses the artist in colour, paint and the process of making art. All levels welcome.

Learn to Knit

  • Sep 16, 2019 – Nov 18, 2019
  • Monday
  • $68.50
  • 55+
  • 9:30 am–11:00 am
  • 8 sess.
  • 2746160
  • Registered program

Learn basic knitting stitches to then make a set of wash and dish cloths to take home. These sessions are fun, supportive and social.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 14 and Nov 11, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Painting: Basics

  • Sep 18, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $148.45
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–12:00 pm
  • 13 sess.
  • 2746147
  • Registered program

Pick up a brush and start creating through step-by-step and supportive instruction that develops the ability and confidence to paint simple subjects including still life images

Painting: Open Studio – Acrylics

  • Sep 16, 2019 – Dec 9, 2019
  • Monday
  • $125.60
  • 55+
  • 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • 11 sess.
  • 2747254
  • Registered program

Work on projects to further develop personal voice, style and techniques in these loosely structured, enriching and supportive painting studio sessions.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 14 and Nov 11, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Painting: Watercolour

  • Sep 19, 2019 – Oct 24, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $68.50
  • 55+
  • 3:30 pm–5:30 pm
  • 6 sess.
  • 2747251
  • Registered program

Work on personal projects to further develop voice and style in these loosely structured, enriching and supportive studio sessions. All levels welcome. Suggested supply list available upon request.

Painting: Watercolour

  • Oct 31, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $79.95
  • 55+
  • 3:30 pm–5:30 pm
  • 7 sess.
  • 2747252
  • Registered program

Work on personal projects to further develop voice and style in these loosely structured, enriching and supportive studio sessions. All levels welcome. Suggested supply list available upon request.

Sand Art for Fun

  • Sep 27, 2019 – Sep 27, 2019
  • Friday
  • $8.25
  • 55+
  • 11:00 am–12:30 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746009
  • Registered program

Create a unique art piece to take home with this this fun technique that uses coloured sand. This course is taught by an experienced instructor with all skill levels are welcome.

Soft Pastels: Introduction

  • Sep 24, 2019 – Oct 15, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $68.50
  • 55+
  • 9:30 am–12:30 pm
  • 4 sess.
  • 2747272
  • Registered program

Develop confidence and skill working with this medium and create a new painting through a step-by-step process each session. Basic drawing recommended.

Tubular Band Weaving

  • Sep 20, 2019 – Nov 1, 2019
  • Friday
  • $76.85
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–12:00 pm
  • 7 sess.
  • 2747250
  • Registered program

Learn this ancient art practice utilizing a body or backstrap loom with completed pieces ready to be attached to edges of clothing or fabric for a decorative finish. Price includes instruction and some supplies.

Events

Christmas Dinner

  • Dec 5, 2019 – Dec 5, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $28.55
  • 55+
  • 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2743544
  • Registered program

Celebrate the holidays with a traditional and delicious meal complete with turkey and all the fixings. Round trip transportation ($5) and home drop off ($3) available.

Members over 90 years old receive special pricing to this event: $17.15 + 5% GST.

Christmas Dinner To-Go

  • Dec 24, 2019 – Dec 24, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $19.05
  • 55+
  • 11:00 am–2:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • Registered program

Enjoy a delicious turkey meal with all the trimmings and dessert without the clean up.

 

Halloween Costume Party

  • Oct 31, 2019 – Oct 31, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $12.00
  • 55+
  • 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2745704
  • Registered program

Dress up for this Halloween-inspired party complete with light refreshments, performances, dancing and a costume contest.

Italia Italia with Chef Walter

  • Sep 26, 2019 – Sep 26, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $33.35
  • 55+
  • 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2745664
  • Registered program

Experience a four-course Italian dinner made with premium ingredients featuring risotto cake, ratatouille, wild salmon, tiramisu and coffee. For an additional cost, try Italian wines for the perfect pairing.

Minoru Seniors Society Annual General Meeting

  • Nov 27, 2019 – Nov 27, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • Registered program

All Minoru Seniors Society members are invited to attend and hear of the Society’s achievements over the last 12 months.

Minoru Seniors Society Annual General Meeting Luncheon

  • Nov 27, 2019 – Nov 27, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $7.50
  • 55+
  • 12:30 pm–1:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2745258
  • Registered program

Participate in the Minoru Seniors Centre’s AGM and enjoy a light luncheon before the meeting. Facility Pass and Membership required.

Summer Plaza Series: Inperformance Trio

  • Aug 6, 2019 – Aug 6, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • Registered program

Experience a variety of musical entertainment 7:00-8:00pm in the Northeast Plaza or in the Main Hall (in the event of rain) at the Minoru Centre for Active Living.

Summer Plaza Series: The Music of Dan Propp

  • Jul 23, 2019 – Jul 23, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • Registered program

Experience a variety of musical entertainment 7:00-8:00pm in the Northeast Plaza or in the Main Hall (in the event of rain) at the Minoru Centre for Active Living.

Summer Plaza Series: Venezuelan Folk Band

  • Aug 20, 2019 – Aug 20, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • Registered program

Experience a variety of musical entertainment 7:00-8:00pm in the Northeast Plaza or in the Main Hall (in the event of rain) at the Minoru Centre for Active Living.

Wine Tasting Essentials

  • Nov 20, 2019 – Nov 20, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $25.00
  • 55+
  • 6:45 pm–8:45 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747701
  • Registered program

Learn the basics of wine tasting, from the sip to the slurp and when to spit or not. This educational session covers the essentials of what to know about whites and reds in a fun, social atmosphere.

Fitness

Barre Moves

  • Sep 11, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $101.50
  • 18+
  • 7:15 pm–8:15 pm
  • 14 sess.
  • 2746355
  • Registered program

Strengthen and soar in this unique exercise class that combines elements of ballet, Pilates, functional movement and stretching to challenge the core, tone muscles and have fun.

Boot Camp: Urban Outdoor Workout

  • Jul 3, 2019 – Aug 21, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $58.00
  • 18+
  • 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
  • 8 sess.
  • 2748889
  • Registered program

Develop greater fitness and strength using body weight and the urban structures at Minoru Park a unique workout done in the fresh air. Meet at the Together Statue

Cardio and Strength

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Monday, Friday
  • 55+
  • 9:15 am–10:15 am
  • Drop in program

Pump it up for a total body workout with low impact cardio moves followed by a functional strength routine.

Chair Fitness

  • Sep 6, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
  • Friday
  • $66.00
  • 55+
  • 12:30 pm–1:15 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746154
  • Registered program

Manage chronic conditions and pain better with simple exercises learned in this basic fitness class designed for older and physically-limited adults.

Chair Fitness

  • Sep 10, 2019 – Dec 17, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $66.00
  • 55+
  • 12:40 pm–1:40 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746150
  • Registered program

Manage chronic conditions and pain better with simple exercises learned in this basic fitness class designed for older and physically-limited adults.

Dance and Tone

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Monday
  • 55+
  • 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
  • Drop in program

Shake, sway and shimmy to popular dance music followed by resistance training for an overall body shape up.

Exercises for those with Parkinson’s Disease

  • Sep 5, 2019 – Dec 19, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $61.60
  • 55+
  • 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
  • 14 sess.
  • 2743421
  • Registered program

Improve function and reduce some of the physical limitations with instructor-led exercises taught specifically for those with this degenerative neurological disorder.

Please note: No class scheduled on Oct 31 and Dec 5, 2019

Fit4Life

  • Sep 5, 2019 – Dec 19, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $87.00
  • 55+
  • 9:00 am–10:00 am
  • 15 sess.
  • 2748337
  • Registered program

Develop a base of strength while improving cardio, balance and agility in this unique total body workout

Please note: No class scheduled on Oct 31, 2019

Fitness and Mobility Exercise Stroke Recovery (FAME)

  • Sep 5, 2019 – Oct 24, 2019
  • Tuesday, Thursday
  • $161.10
  • 18+
  • 12:45 pm–1:45 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2743723
  • Registered program

Improve fitness and mobility through an evidence-based exercise program designed for those recovering from a stroke. This small group class led by a certified exercise professional includes functional strengthening, agility, balance and stretching exercises and is suitable for anyone who has experienced a stroke and can safely stand for five minutes, walk 10 metres (even with assistive devices) and can communicate with the instructor. Medical screening is required before registration.

Call 604-238-8010 for details.

Fitness and Mobility Exercise Stroke Recovery (FAME)

  • Nov 5, 2019 – Dec 19, 2019
  • Tuesday, Thursday
  • $150.35
  • 18+
  • 12:45 pm–1:45 pm
  • 14 sess.
  • 2743726
  • Registered program

Improve fitness and mobility through an evidence-based exercise program designed for those recovering from a stroke. This small group class led by a certified exercise professional includes functional strengthening, agility, balance and stretching exercises and is suitable for anyone who has experienced a stroke and can safely stand for five minutes, walk 10 metres (even with assistive devices) and can communicate with the instructor. Medical screening is required before registration.

Call 604-238-8010 for details.

Gentle Fit

  • Mar 27, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am
  • Drop in program

Increase confidence, improved balance, core stability and strength with a well-balanced, low intensity workout.

Gentle Fit

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Thursday
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am
  • Drop in program

Increase confidence, improved balance, core stability and strength with a well-balanced, low intensity workout.

Gentle Fit

  • Mar 27, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am
  • Drop in program

Increase confidence, improved balance, core stability and strength with a well-balanced, low intensity workout.

Gentle Fit

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Thursday
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am
  • Drop in program

Increase confidence, improved balance, core stability and strength with a well-balanced, low intensity workout.

Joint Moves

  • Sep 3, 2019 – Oct 22, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $35.20
  • 55+
  • 10:20 am–11:10 am
  • 8 sess.
  • 2745370
  • Registered program

Increase range of motion, strength and flexibility in these trainer-led classes designed for people with arthritis seeking ways to minimize stiffness and pain.

Joint Moves

  • Sep 5, 2019 – Oct 24, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $35.20
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am
  • 8 sess.
  • 2745365
  • Registered program

Increase range of motion, strength and flexibility in these trainer-led classes designed for people with arthritis seeking ways to minimize stiffness and pain.

Joint Moves

  • Oct 29, 2019 – Dec 17, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $35.20
  • 55+
  • 10:20 am–11:10 am
  • 8 sess.
  • 2745368
  • Registered program

Increase range of motion, strength and flexibility in these trainer-led classes designed for people with arthritis seeking ways to minimize stiffness and pain.

Joint Moves

  • Oct 31, 2019 – Dec 19, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $35.20
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am
  • 8 sess.
  • 2745371
  • Registered program

Increase range of motion, strength and flexibility in these trainer-led classes designed for people with arthritis seeking ways to minimize stiffness and pain.

Osteofit for Better Bones

  • Sep 9, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
  • Monday, Friday
  • $114.40
  • 55+
  • 1:30 pm–2:30 pm
  • 26 sess.
  • 2745374
  • Registered program

Improve balance and muscular strength to help protect against possible fractures in this program designed specifically for those living with osteoporosis.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 14 and Nov 11, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Outdoor Walking: Nordic Poles

  • Sep 6, 2019 – Oct 25, 2019
  • Friday
  • $46.40
  • 55+
  • 12:30 pm–1:15 pm
  • 8 sess.
  • 2746145
  • Registered program

Turn walking into an even greater aerobic and muscular conditioning workout with specialty poles. Poles are available for use during class.

 

Pilates Yoga Fusion

  • Sep 8, 2019 – Dec 15, 2019
  • Sunday
  • $121.65
  • 18+
  • 9:30 am–10:30 am
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746354
  • Registered program

Sculpt, tone and stretch in this enjoyable and refreshing blend of mind-body practices.

Sit and Be Fit (Mandarin and Cantonese)

  • Sep 10, 2019 – Dec 17, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $66.00
  • 55+
  • 11:15 am–12:15 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746156
  • Registered program

Reduce and better manage chronic conditions and pain with simple exercises learned in this basic fitness class designed for older and physically-limited adults. Course conducted in Mandarin and Cantonese.

SportMedBC Learn to Run 10k

  • Sep 21, 2019 – Dec 14, 2019
  • Saturday
  • $89.00
  • 13+
  • 8:30 am–10:00 am
  • 13 sess.
  • 2746382
  • Registered program

Utilize a combination of running and walking to gradually increase strength and stamina. This 13-week program is coached by trained leaders and is a good preparation for an injury-free 10k distance.

Stay Steady

  • Sep 6, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
  • Friday
  • $66.00
  • 55+
  • 11:00 am–11:55 am
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746174
  • Registered program

Build strength and confidence to help stay safe, active and independent with specially-designed balance and mobility exercises taught by a qualified exercise specialist.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 14 and Nov 11, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Stay Steady

  • Sep 9, 2019 – Dec 16, 2019
  • Monday
  • $57.20
  • 55+
  • 11:45 am–12:45 pm
  • 13 sess.
  • 2746175
  • Registered program

Build strength and confidence to help stay safe, active and independent with specially-designed balance and mobility exercises taught by a qualified exercise specialist.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 14 and Nov 11, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Stay Strong

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Monday, Friday
  • 55+
  • 10:30 am–11:30 am
  • Drop in program

Improve range of motion, balance and strength with cardio and flexibility exercises in this gentle fit class.

Total Body Conditioning

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Tuesday, Saturday
  • 55+
  • 9:15 am–10:15 am
  • Drop in program

Work with a variety of resistance equipment for a head- to-toe strength and endurance routine.

Total Body Conditioning

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • 55+
  • 5:15 pm–6:15 pm
  • Drop in program

Work with a variety of resistance equipment for a head- to-toe strength and endurance routine.

Total Body Conditioning

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Tuesday, Saturday
  • 13+
  • 9:15 am–10:15 am
  • Drop in program

Work with a variety of resistance equipment for a head- to-toe strength and endurance routine.

Total Body Conditioning

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • 13+
  • 5:15 pm–6:15 pm
  • Drop in program

Work with a variety of resistance equipment for a head- to-toe strength and endurance routine.

Total Body Conditioning

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Tuesday, Saturday
  • 55+
  • 9:15 am–10:15 am
  • Drop in program

Work with a variety of resistance equipment for a head- to-toe strength and endurance routine.

Total Body Conditioning

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • 55+
  • 5:15 pm–6:15 pm
  • Drop in program

Work with a variety of resistance equipment for a head- to-toe strength and endurance routine.

Urban Workout Remixed

  • Sep 4, 2019 – Oct 30, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $52.20
  • 18+
  • 5:15 pm–6:15 pm
  • 9 sess.
  • 2746348
  • Registered program

Run, jump, climb stairs and get strong in this outdoor workout that is a remix of the classic Urban Workout previously held at Minoru.

Yoga

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Monday
  • 55+
  • 11:45 am–12:45 pm
  • Drop in program

Lengthen, breathe and relieve stress while balancing the body with gentle yoga poses.

Yoga

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Monday
  • 13+
  • 11:45 am–12:45 pm
  • Drop in program

Lengthen, breathe and relieve stress while balancing the body with gentle yoga poses.

Yoga

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • 13+
  • 12:15 pm–1:00 pm
  • Drop in program

Lengthen, breathe and relieve stress while balancing the body with gentle yoga poses.

Yoga

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Thursday
  • 13+
  • 7:15 pm–8:15 pm
  • Drop in program

Lengthen, breathe and relieve stress while balancing the body with gentle yoga poses.

Yoga: Chair

  • Sep 5, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $78.15
  • 55+
  • 11:15 am–12:15 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746177
  • Registered program

Find length in the spine in this unique fitness program that opens the hips and moves the shoulders and necks. This class is recommended for people with mobility challenges.

Yoga: Yin Style

  • Sep 11, 2019 – Dec 18, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $121.65
  • 18+
  • 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746331
  • Registered program

Practice stretching the connective tissues and holding poses longer for better balance, stillness and calmness.

Zumba

  • Sep 7, 2019 – Dec 14, 2019
  • Saturday
  • $108.75
  • 18+
  • 11:30 am–12:30 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746362
  • Registered program

Move to zesty Latin and international music in this dance fitness program that offers a great cardiovascular workout with easy-to-follow routines

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 31 and Dec 5, 2019

Zumba

  • Sep 12, 2019 – Dec 19, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $94.25
  • 18+
  • 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • 13 sess.
  • 2746356
  • Registered program

Move to zesty Latin and international music in this dance fitness program that offers a great cardiovascular workout with easy-to-follow routines

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 31 and Dec 5, 2019

Zumba

  • Sep 12, 2019 – Dec 19, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $94.25
  • 18+
  • 5:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • 13 sess.
  • 2746357
  • Registered program

Move to zesty Latin and international music in this dance fitness program that offers a great cardiovascular workout with easy-to-follow routines

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 31 and Dec 5, 2019

Zumba: Gold

  • Sep 6, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
  • Friday
  • $78.15
  • 55+
  • 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746315
  • Registered program

Move gently in this class with low impact exercises designed for older adults with slight mobility issues. Experience all of the fun, zesty Latin music and easy-to follow routines of traditional Zumba! All fitness levels welcome.

Zumba: Gold

  • Sep 10, 2019 – Dec 17, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $78.15
  • 55+
  • 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746314
  • Registered program

Move gently in this class with low impact exercises designed for older adults with slight mobility issues. Experience all of the fun, zesty Latin music and easy-to follow routines of traditional Zumba! All fitness levels welcome.

General Interest

55+ BC Games Try-It Series: Bridge

  • Sep 18, 2019 – Sep 18, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747744
  • Registered program

Participate in a bridge demonstration and learn about the multi-sport annual 55+ BC Games coming to Richmond in 2020. This activity is a part of the Try-It series for the 55+ BC Games.

Bridge: Beginner

  • Sep 9, 2019 – Dec 9, 2019
  • Monday
  • $81.00
  • 55+
  • 9:00 am–10:30 am
  • 12 sess.
  • 2746398
  • Registered program

Learn the basics of this very popular, classic and group card game that offers a wonderful social opportunity. No previous experience required.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 14 and Nov 11, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Climate Change and You Presentation

  • Oct 1, 2019 – Oct 1, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746933
  • Registered program

Explore climate change in BC and its impacts on all levels, and learn how small changes can make a difference. This session is presented by the Suzuki Elders in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation. Registration required.

Climate Change and You Presentation

  • Oct 8, 2019 – Oct 8, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746936
  • Registered program

Explore climate change in BC and its impacts on all levels, and learn how small changes can make a difference. This session is presented by the Suzuki Elders in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation. Registration required.

Dessert and a Movie

  • Sep 25, 2019 – Sep 25, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $10.00
  • 55+
  • 6:30 pm–8:45 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747702
  • Registered program

Savour a decadent dessert followed by a themed movie in a social environment. Coffee or tea included. Registration required.

Dessert and a Movie

  • Oct 30, 2019 – Oct 30, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $10.00
  • 55+
  • 6:30 pm–8:45 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747703
  • Registered program

Savour a decadent dessert followed by a themed movie in a social environment. Coffee or tea included. Registration required.

Dessert and a Movie

  • Dec 18, 2019 – Dec 18, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $10.00
  • 55+
  • 6:30 pm–8:45 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747704
  • Registered program

Savour a decadent dessert followed by a themed movie in a social environment. Coffee or tea included. Registration required.

Essential Oils for Everyday

  • Sep 26, 2019 – Sep 26, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $9.00
  • 55+
  • 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747705
  • Registered program

Cover the basics of essential oils for use in everyday application to calm, de-stress and boost immunity. Make and take home a roller ball applicator for personal use. A non-refundable $15 supply fee added when registering.

Essential Oils for Everyday

  • Oct 17, 2019 – Oct 17, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $9.00
  • 55+
  • 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747706
  • Registered program

Cover the basics of essential oils for use in everyday application to calm, de-stress and boost immunity. Make and take home a roller ball applicator for personal use. A non-refundable $15 supply fee added when registering.

Essential Oils for Everyday

  • Nov 28, 2019 – Nov 28, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $9.00
  • 55+
  • 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747707
  • Registered program

Cover the basics of essential oils for use in everyday application to calm, de-stress and boost immunity. Make and take home a roller ball applicator for personal use. A non-refundable $15 supply fee added when registering.

Fiction Writing: Beginner

  • Sep 21, 2019 – Nov 23, 2019
  • Saturday
  • $72.00
  • 55+
  • 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • 10 sess.
  • 2746171
  • Registered program

Practice creating coherent story structures, engaging characters and believable dialogue through a mix of participatory lessons and written exercises. This supportive class covers how to write a complete story.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 12 and Nov 9, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Frauds and Scams Workshop

  • Nov 8, 2019 – Nov 8, 2019
  • Friday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 1:00 pm–2:30 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747273
  • Registered program

Review a variety of ways to avoid common scams, counterfeit bank notes and financial abuse.

Grandparents and Kids

  • Oct 3, 2019 – Nov 7, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $10.00
  • 55+
  • 9:15 am–11:00 am
  • 5 sess.
  • 2747697
  • Registered program

Play, create and dance together and meet other grandparents and grandchildren in the community. Translation provided in Mandarin and Cantonese. No experience necessary.

Hard Conversations: Advanced Care Planning Workshop

  • Dec 12, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019
  • Thursday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746850
  • Registered program

Learn how to start this important medical and health-care conversation along with this topic’s myths and realities. This workshop is presented by healthcare professionals from Vancouver Coastal Health. Caregivers welcome to attend. Registration required.

Home and Personal Safety Talks

  • Nov 6, 2019 – Nov 6, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–11:30 am
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746840
  • Registered program

An RCMP officer teaches invaluable ‘Residential Break and Enter Prevention Tips’ and how to maintain home and personal safety using inexpensive security props. Brochure and check list provided. Free with registration required.

Wine and Cheese Pairing

  • Oct 2, 2019 – Oct 2, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $25.00
  • 55+
  • 6:45 pm–8:45 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747699
  • Registered program

Discover the secrets of creating perfect wine combinations with popular cheeses and the essential information to pair these items at home.

Woodworking: Intermediate

  • Nov 23, 2019 – Dec 14, 2019
  • Saturday
  • $510.00
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–3:30 pm
  • 4 sess.
  • 2748890
  • Registered program

Increase skills learning different joinery techniques and applications that might include fasteners, bindings and adhesives. Projects are safely stored on-site so not need to transport daily. Pre-requisite: Woodworking: Beginner.

Woodworking: Introduction

  • Sep 18, 2019 – Sep 25, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $255.00
  • 55+
  • 1:30 pm–7:00 pm
  • 2 sess.
  • 2747268
  • Registered program

Learn the fundamentals of this hands-on activity and develop skills in the use of hand and power tools and how to use them safely and effectively. A $20 non-refundable course supply fee is charged at the time of registration.

Woodworking: Introduction

  • Oct 19, 2019 – Oct 26, 2019
  • Saturday
  • $255.00
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–3:30 pm
  • 2 sess.
  • 2747269
  • Registered program

Learn the fundamentals of this hands-on activity and develop skills in the use of hand and power tools and how to use them safely and effectively. A $20 non-refundable course supply fee is charged at the time of registration.

Health and Wellness

Azlheimer’s: Life After Diagnosis

  • Sep 21, 2019 – Sep 21, 2019
  • Saturday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–12:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747238
  • Registered program

This informative session on Alzheimer and other forms of dementia includes: diagnosis, how to work with the health care system, how to access different community programs and services, the importance of planning for the future as early as possible and strategies for living well with dementia. Those with dementia, care partners and family members are welcome to attend. Registration required.

Caregiver Series: Life in Residential Care

  • Oct 24, 2019 – Oct 24, 2019
  • Thursday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747245
  • Registered program

Learn ways to improve visits with a person with dementia living in residential care along with strategies for working more effectively with a care team and acting as patient advocate. This workshop is presented by the Alzheimer Society of BC and is for caregivers only. Registration required.

Caregiver Series: Transition to Residential Care

  • Oct 3, 2019 – Oct 3, 2019
  • Thursday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747246
  • Registered program

Learn about accessing residential care, facility considerations and strategies for a smoother transition for a loved one with dementia. This workshop is presented by the Alzheimer Society of BC and is for caregivers only. Registration required.

Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop

  • Nov 8, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
  • Friday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–12:30 pm
  • 6 sess.
  • 2745334
  • Registered program

Learn coping strategies to help take control or better manage pain and to work more effectively and confidently with health care providers. Caregivers are welcome. Program offered by Self-Management BC, University of Victoria and the BC Ministry of Health. Registration required.

Diabetes: What you need to know

  • Oct 30, 2019 – Oct 30, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–11:30 am
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746848
  • Registered program

Learn who is at risk, the warning signs and how healthy eating and physical activity can help prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Free with registration required.

Healthy Aging: Falls Prevention

  • Oct 21, 2019 – Oct 21, 2019
  • Monday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746271
  • Registered program

Explore the common causes and risks of predictable and preventable falls that are the leading cause of injury and hospitalization. This session is presented by health professionals from Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). Registration required.

Holistic Health Series: Bone Health

  • Nov 13, 2019 – Nov 13, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 9:30 am–11:00 am
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746344
  • Registered program

Understand some of the physiological factors behind osteoporosis and steps to increase bone density from a holistic health perspective. This session is led by a naturopathic doctor. Registration required.

Holistic Health Series: Dementia

  • Oct 23, 2019 – Oct 23, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 9:30 am–11:00 am
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746342
  • Registered program

Learn about some of the underlying aspects of Dementia and how the disease is approached from a holistic health perspective. This session is led by a naturopathic doctor. Registration required.

Holistic Health Series: Diabetes

  • Sep 25, 2019 – Sep 25, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 9:30 am–11:00 am
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746329
  • Registered program

Understand the physiological process behind Diabetes and the underlying contributors to insulin resistance from a holistic health perspective. This session is led by a naturopathic doctor. Registration required.

Holistic Health Series: Thyroid

  • Nov 27, 2019 – Nov 27, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 9:30 am–11:00 am
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746346
  • Registered program

Discover some of the many functions of this important gland and how it is intricately connected to overall health and to other systems in the body. This session is led by a naturopathic doctor. Registration required.

Hypertension and Activity (Mandarin)

  • Oct 7, 2019 – Oct 7, 2019
  • Monday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2745650
  • Registered program

Understand the positive impact and health benefits active living has on blood pressure and get tips on how to get started and stay motivated. Registration required. This course is conducted in Mandarin.

Hypertension and Nutrition (Mandarin)

  • Sep 30, 2019 – Sep 30, 2019
  • Monday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2745648
  • Registered program

Learn how to make healthy diet changes that can lower blood pressure in this interactive workshop led by a registered dietician. Registration required. This course is conducted in Mandarin.

Hypertension and Stress Presentation (Mandarin)

  • Sep 23, 2019 – Sep 23, 2019
  • Monday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2748537
  • Registered program

Learn how stress affects health as a risk factor for hypertension, complete a Stress Index and find out three effective ways to manage symptoms. Registration required. This course is conducted in Mandarin.

Living Well with COPD: Workshop 1

  • Nov 7, 2019 – Nov 7, 2019
  • Thursday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746852
  • Registered program

Manage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) better by developing ways to stay healthy, finding out what makes breathing worse and by learning the proper way to use an inhaler. This two part workshop series is presented by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) clinicians. Registration required.

Living Well with COPD: Workshop 2

  • Nov 14, 2019 – Nov 14, 2019
  • Thursday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746853
  • Registered program

Build coping strategies for shortness of breath due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) including body positions and breathing techniques. In a group setting, learn why exercise is so important for those with this chronic lung condition. This two part workshop series is presented by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) clinicians. Registration required.

Living Well with Dementia

  • Sep 23, 2019 – Nov 25, 2019
  • Monday
  • $106.56
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–12:00 pm
  • 8 sess.
  • 2747698
  • Registered program

Connect and keep active with other seniors experiencing early to mid-stage dementia through brain games, trivia, arts activities and exercise in a safe, social setting. Caregivers welcome.

Meditation: Cool the Fires of Anxiety and Stress

  • Sep 17, 2019 – Oct 22, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $40.50
  • 55+
  • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
  • 6 sess.
  • 2746405
  • Registered program

Enjoy this integrated class that combines deep breathing techniques, guided meditation and gentle stretches to enhance wellbeing, reduce worries and improve inner peace, health and quality of life.

Meditation: Cool the Fires of Anxiety and Stress

  • Oct 29, 2019 – Dec 3, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $40.50
  • 55+
  • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
  • 6 sess.
  • 2746406
  • Registered program

Enjoy this integrated class that combines deep breathing techniques, guided meditation and gentle stretches to enhance wellbeing, reduce worries and improve inner peace, health and quality of life.

Meditation: Cool the Fires of Anxiety and Stress (Try-It Session)

  • Sep 10, 2019 – Sep 10, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746402
  • Registered program

Enjoy this integrated class that combines deep breathing techniques, guided meditation and gentle stretches to enhance wellbeing, reduce worries and improve inner peace, health and quality of life.

Naturopathic Medicine: Introduction

  • Sep 11, 2019 – Sep 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 9:30 am–11:00 am
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746325
  • Registered program

Learn about this distinct primary health care system that emphasizes prevention, treatment and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods that support the body’s natural ability to heal. This session is led by a naturopathic doctor. Registration required.

Qigong for Health: Beginner

  • Sep 25, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $51.80
  • 55+
  • 8:50 am–9:50 am
  • 10 sess.
  • 2747014
  • Registered program

Maintain health, increase vitality and experience inner peace and healing with this ancient form of Chinese medicine that includes gentle physical movements, breathing techniques and meditation led by a certified Qigong instructor.

Qigong for Health: Beginner (Try-It Session)

  • Sep 11, 2019 – Sep 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 8:50 am–9:50 am
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747004
  • Registered program

Maintain health, increase vitality and experience inner peace and healing with this ancient form of Chinese medicine that includes gentle physical movements, breathing techniques and meditation led by a certified Qigong instructor.

Reduce the Fear: Learn from a Peer

  • Dec 4, 2019 – Dec 4, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–11:30 am
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746837
  • Registered program

Listen to senior peers describe the preparation and experience of undergoing common surgical procedures such as cataracts surgery. This is an opportunity to ask questions to gain confidence about pending surgeries.

Wellness Connections

  • Sep 24, 2019 – Nov 12, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $170
  • 55+
  • 10:30 am–12:30 pm
  • 8 sess.
  • 2743655
  • Registered program

Connect with others in this outreach program designed to reintegrate frail, at risk and isolated seniors back into the community. Price includes special programming, lunch and transportation.

Registration and intake interview required. Call the Seniors Wellness Coordinator at 604-238-8460 for details.

Wellness Connections

  • Sep 26, 2019 – Nov 14, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $170
  • 55+
  • 10:30 am–12:30 pm
  • 8 sess.
  • 2743656
  • Registered program

Connect with others in this outreach program designed to reintegrate frail, at risk and isolated seniors back into the community. Price includes special programming, lunch and transportation.

Registration and intake interview required. Call the Seniors Wellness Coordinator at 604-238-8460 for details.

Languages

Conversational Mandarin

  • Sep 22, 2019 – Dec 15, 2019
  • Sunday
  • $84.25
  • 55+
  • 1:00 pm–2:30 pm
  • 12 sess.
  • 2746841
  • Registered program

Practice general phases, daily conversations and basic Mandarin learned in these relaxed and social sessions.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 13, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Conversational Spanish

  • Sep 4, 2019 – Oct 9, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $42.10
  • 55+
  • 12:30 pm–2:00 pm
  • 6 sess.
  • 2749289
  • Registered program

Meet others and converse in these fun and interactive sessions. Pre-requisite: Must have a minimum basic knowledge of Spanish.

Conversational Spanish

  • Oct 16, 2019 – Nov 20, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $42.10
  • 55+
  • 12:30 pm–2:00 pm
  • 6 sess.
  • 2749290
  • Registered program

Meet others and converse in these fun and interactive sessions. Pre-requisite: Must have a minimum basic knowledge of Spanish.

Conversational Spanish

  • Nov 27, 2019 – Dec 18, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $28.10
  • 55+
  • 12:30 pm–2:00 pm
  • 4 sess.
  • 2749291
  • Registered program

Meet others and converse in these fun and interactive sessions. Pre-requisite: Must have a minimum basic knowledge of Spanish.

Everyday English for Mandarin Speaking Seniors

  • Sep 9, 2019 – Dec 9, 2019
  • Monday
  • $84.25
  • 55+
  • 12:30 pm–2:00 pm
  • 12 sess.
  • 2746844
  • Registered program

Learn common phrases and build confidence speaking English in this hands-on class that focuses on easy-to learn language useful in daily situations.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 14 and Nov 11, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Spanish: Beginner 2

  • Sep 20, 2019 – Dec 20, 2019
  • Friday
  • $84.25
  • 55+
  • 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
  • 12 sess.
  • 2746849
  • Registered program

Build on skills to develop a better understanding of basic sentences, vocabulary and intonation. Pre-requisite: Spanish: Beginner 1.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 11 and Nov 8, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Spanish: Intermediate 1

  • Sep 20, 2019 – Dec 20, 2019
  • Friday
  • $84.25
  • 55+
  • 9:00 am–10:30 am
  • 12 sess.
  • 2746854
  • Registered program

Practice simple conversational skills with a fluent Spanish instructor and interact with peers to further improve speaking this beautiful language. A non-refundable $30 supply fee for the course book is payable at time of registration. Pre-requisite: Spanish: Beginner 2.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 11 and Nov 8, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Spanish: Intermediate 2

  • Sep 20, 2019 – Dec 20, 2019
  • Friday
  • $54.25
  • 55+
  • 10:30 am–12:00 pm
  • 12 sess.
  • 2746857
  • Registered program

Build on conversational skills to further improve speaking this beautiful language. Pre-requisite: Spanish: Intermediate 1

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 11 and Nov 8, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Martial Arts

Tai Chi: 10 Form – Beginner

  • Sep 19, 2019 – Dec 5, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $62.15
  • 55+
  • 7:15 pm–8:15 pm
  • 12 sess.
  • 2749288
  • Registered program

Improve coordination, balance and lower body strength while learning the health benefits of this 10-movement introductory class that includes exercises that focus on the development of the whole body system.

Tai Chi: 10 Form – Beginner (Try-It Session)

  • Sep 12, 2019 – Sep 12, 2019
  • Thursday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 7:15 pm–8:15 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2749287
  • Registered program

Improve coordination, balance and lower body strength while learning the health benefits of this 10-movement introductory class that includes exercises that focus on the development of the whole body system.

Tai Chi: Adapted

  • Sep 19, 2019 – Dec 5, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $51.60
  • 55+
  • 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • 12 sess.
  • 2747694
  • Registered program

Learn and practice these low impact, simplified movements of Tai Chi while seated. These sessions are taught by a long time, qualified instructor and are suitable for those with mobility issues.

Tai Chi: Adapted (Try-It Session)

  • Sep 12, 2019 – Sep 12, 2019
  • Thursday
  • Free
  • 55+
  • 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747693
  • Registered program

Learn and practice these low impact, simplified movements of Tai Chi while seated. These sessions are taught by a long time, qualified instructor and are suitable for those with mobility issues.

Tai Chi: Advanced

  • Sep 20, 2019 – Dec 6, 2019
  • Friday
  • $51.60
  • 55+
  • 11:30 am–12:30 pm
  • 12 sess.
  • 2747687
  • Registered program

Experience improved balance, increased flexibility and relaxation in this Yang-style class. Previous Tai Chi experience required.

Tai Chi: Advanced

  • Sep 21, 2019 – Dec 7, 2019
  • Saturday
  • $51.60
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am
  • 12 sess.
  • 2747688
  • Registered program

Experience improved balance, increased flexibility and relaxation in this Yang-style class. Previous Tai Chi experience required.

Tai Chi: Beginner

  • Sep 17, 2019 – Dec 3, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $51.60
  • 55+
  • 11:30 am–12:30 pm
  • 12 sess.
  • 2747689
  • Registered program

Learn basic movements in this Yang-style class.

Tai Chi: Beginner

  • Sep 21, 2019 – Dec 3, 2019
  • Saturday
  • $51.60
  • 55+
  • 11:30 am–12:30 pm
  • 12 sess.
  • 2747690
  • Registered program

Learn basic movements in this Yang-style class.

Outdoor Trips and Tours

Bard on the Beach Trip

  • Sep 13, 2019 – Sep 13, 2019
  • Friday
  • $65.65
  • 55+
  • 6:15 pm–11:30 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746843
  • Registered program

Join in the Bard’s most beloved productions of ‘Taming of the Shrew’. In this ‘spaghetti western’ version, set in the Wild-West this love story will leave the audience laughing out-loud. Performance is set under the tents in Vancouver’s picturesque Vanier Park. Price includes transportation and admission.

Bloedel Conservatory Christmas Trip

  • Dec 17, 2019 – Dec 17, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $26.95
  • 55+
  • 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746891
  • Registered program

Take in the spectacular Christmas light display in the warmth of Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth’s Park conservatory. Price includes transportation and admission. Home drop off ($3) available.

Broadway in Vancouver: Waitress

  • Nov 13, 2019 – Nov 13, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $98.25
  • 55+
  • 6:45 pm–11:15 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746858
  • Registered program

Join Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town in this musical at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. An uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood and the magic of a well-made pie. Price includes transportation and admission. Home drop off ($3) available.

Chaberton Estate Winery Trip

  • Sep 16, 2019 – Sep 16, 2019
  • Monday
  • $55.20
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746839
  • Registered program

Discover this picturesque Langley vineyard with a 45-minute customized tour that includes the processing area and barrel rooms followed by a private tasting room reservation with a set light lunch menu. Price includes lunch, tour and transportation.

Cranberry Festival Trip

  • Oct 12, 2019 – Oct 12, 2019
  • Saturday
  • $21.25
  • 55+
  • 9:30 am–3:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746846
  • Registered program

Celebrate this berry harvest at this popular Langley festival that includes food, entertainment, live music, contests and more. Price includes transportation only.

Dinner at La Brass Trip

  • Nov 5, 2019 – Nov 5, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $20.50
  • 55+
  • 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746856
  • Registered program

Feed the soul and appetite at this informal Vancouver French bistro that serves simple and delicious cuisine. Price includes transportation only.

Discovering Emily Carr Trip

  • Sep 4, 2019 – Sep 4, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $108.55
  • 55+
  • 7:30 am–7:30 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746838
  • Registered program

Learn about this Canadian artist viewing her art and home with stops at the Art Gallery of Victoria and a museum. Bring a bag lunch or discover a downtown eatery after the tours. Price includes transportation, ferry fees and admission.

Due to ferry fees, pricing varies by age:
Over 65 – $91.35
Under 65 – $108.55

 

Dockside Restaurant Trip

  • Oct 15, 2019 – Oct 15, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $23.00
  • 55+
  • 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746847
  • Registered program

Take in the stunning waterfront and skyline view at this Granville Island eatery that offers fabulous Pacific Northwest cuisine. Price includes transportation only. Home drop off ($3) available

Gardenworks at Mandeville Trip

  • Dec 2, 2019 – Dec 2, 2019
  • Monday
  • $19.00
  • 55+
  • 10:30 am–2:30 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746864
  • Registered program

Browse and shop for incredible and unique holiday items at this Burnaby garden store. This trip also includes a time for a delicious meal at the onsite Willows Café. Price includes transportation only.

Mario’s Restaurant Trip

  • Nov 25, 2019 – Nov 25, 2019
  • Monday
  • $17.75
  • 55+
  • 11:15 am–2:45 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746861
  • Registered program

Enjoy fresh, delicious Italian food at this fun, family run business in beautiful Tsawwassen. Price includes transportation only.

Mission Abbey and the Blackberry Kitchen Trip

  • Oct 9, 2019 – Oct 9, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $24.00
  • 55+
  • 9:15 am–3:30 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746845
  • Registered program

Experience the beauty and serenity of this Abbotsford destination with a guided tour by a resident Catholic Monk. Enjoy Lunch at Blackberry Kitchen located in the beautiful Fraser River Heritage Park. Price includes transportation and tour only.

Onyx Steakhouse Restaurant Trip

  • Sep 25, 2019 – Sep 25, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $20.00
  • 55+
  • 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746842
  • Registered program

Tantalize taste buds at this vibrant steak and seafood destination in White Rock that has claimed a number of culinary awards. Price includes transportation only.

Sylvia Hotel Brunch Trip

  • Oct 20, 2019 – Oct 20, 2019
  • Sunday
  • $20.00
  • 55+
  • 10:00 am–2:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746851
  • Registered program

Take in the beauty of English Bay while dining at this historic Vancouver hotel. Price includes transportation only.

VSO: Tea and Trumpets Matinee Series Trip

  • Oct 31, 2019 – Oct 31, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $57.75
  • 55+
  • 12:15 pm–4:45 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746855
  • Registered program

Enjoy tea and cookies followed by a performance featuring beloved classics, entertaining stories and narration from Vancouver’s very own Bard, Christopher Gaze. Price includes transportation and admission.

VSO: Traditional Christmas Trip

  • Dec 11, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $57.75
  • 55+
  • 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746873
  • Registered program

Plan for a memorable evening with a performance by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra along with an audience sing-a-long hosted by Vancouver’s own Bard, Christopher Gaze. Price includes transportation and admission. Home drop off ($3) available.

Racquet Sports

Tennis: Indoor Soft Tennis

  • Sep 16, 2019 – Dec 16, 2019
  • Monday
  • $50.40
  • 55+
  • 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • 12 sess.
  • 2747695
  • Registered program

Play this safe, fun and social sport that utilizes portable nets and larger and softer specialized balls all perfect for beginners or those returning to this court activity.

Tennis: Indoor Soft Tennis (Try-It Session)

  • Sep 9, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Monday
  • $0.00
  • 55+
  • 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Registered program

Play this safe, fun and social sport that utilizes portable nets and larger and softer specialized balls all perfect for beginners or those returning to this court activity.

Technology

iMac: The Ins and Outs

  • Sep 15, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Sunday
  • $26.65
  • 55+
  • 2:45 pm–4:45 pm
  • 2 sess.
  • 2746163
  • Registered program

Master the basics of a chosen Mac device ranging from taking pictures to navigating the screen and adjusting settings. Device required at each class.

iPads: The Ins and Outs

  • Oct 20, 2019 – Oct 27, 2019
  • Sunday
  • $26.65
  • 55+
  • 2:45 pm–4:45 pm
  • 2 sess.
  • 2746167
  • Registered program

Learn to navigate better and feel more comfortable using the iPad camera, downloading apps and adjusting the settings. Device required at each class.

iPhones: The Ins and Outs

  • Sep 29, 2019 – Oct 6, 2019
  • Sunday
  • $26.65
  • 55+
  • 2:45 pm–4:45 pm
  • 2 sess.
  • 2746165
  • Registered program

Master the basics of a chosen Mac device ranging from taking pictures to navigating the screen and adjusting settings. Device required at each class.

For program registration:

  1. Online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.richmond.ca/register

  2. By phone by calling the Registration Call Centre at 604-276-4300, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

  3. In person at recreation and cultural facilities. Note: debit, cheque and cash are also accepted when registering in person