Come for the Programs... Stay for the People.


Celebrate With Us!  OPEN HOUSE & FAMILY FUN DAY - June 11th

Plans for our 50th Anniversary event are quickly taking shape... and it is going to be a fabulous day!  Tour our amazing facility - and "check out" some of the many demonstrations of activities, clubs and programs going on in the Centre. Come early for the pancake breakfast. Participate in events taking place outside - and enjoy the lunchtime BBQ and beer garden, while watching the scheduled entertainment. Have fun with the kids while doing family friendly activities. It's going to be a party for the whole community, and everyone is welcome to join us.  We hope to see you!   View the schedule of events...


Calling All CLSA Volunteers and Friends!!

We have exciting plans lined-up for our 50th Anniversary, and we hope it will be a memorable day for everyone!  We need your help to showcase CLSA, and to show our Edmonton community a really great time!  Give back to CLSA and our community, help us reach our fund-raising goals... and have a little fun by getting involved!  There are a wide variety of volunteer positions we are hoping to fill... so please browse through the volunteer descriptions (under the 50th Anniversary link), and see how you can help.  We can't do it without your support.  Thank you for volunteering in any way that you can!  


CLSA 50th Anniversary GALA & FUNDRAISER Tickets Now Available!

Tickets to our 50th Anniversary Gala on June 11th are shaping up to be the "most sought after" of the year!  Tickets are now on sale either online (use code 570211) or at the Centre (between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm).  Because of limited availability, it is important to purchase your tickets as soon as possible.  Don't be disappointed. It will be a party not to be missed!!


Spring Closet Cleaning in Your Plans?

We are looking for donations of your old or ill-fitting, men's button down dress shirts!  They will be used as Art smocks for our Children's Art Stations at CLSA's 50th Anniversary and Open House/Family Fun Day... on Saturday, June 11th.  Please drop off your donations to the CLSA Front Office, by June 03rd.  We appreciate your help.


Survey Provides Insights Into Lives of Seniors

Age Friendly Edmonton Social and Recreation Participation Working Group contracted...a needs assessment among Edmonton seniors about recreation participation and other indicators of engagement in the community.  The Highlight Report and Final Report contain a wealth of current statistics and information highlighting Edmonton seniors' perspectives on recreation, social isolation, volunteering, services for aging in place, and safety. (Excerpted from ESCC Link Letter)


Celebrating Our Volunteers - A Rockin' (the 50's) Success

A full house crowd of CLSA volunteers and guests were treated to a lively party, hosted by our own "Pink Satin Ladies" and their helpers.  Great food, root beer floats - and a rousing performance by "Elvis" that had people dancing in the aisles - made for a memorable afternoon.  What a wonderful way to celebrate our dedicated volunteers!  Thanks to everyone who made this a success.  (See more photos)


2016 Spring Classic Pickleball Tournament a Great Success!

The CLSA sports gym was filled with energy and camaraderie on April 07th, as thirty two enthusiastic players and many volunteers gathered for the 2016 Spring Classic Pickleball Tournament.  Members from both the CLSA Pickleball Club and the Pickleball for Fun group competed in two divisions. Much thanks to the organizers and volunteers whose efforts ensured the success of this well run and memorable event.


A New CLSA Board of Directors Has Been Elected

The AGM for 2016 was held on March 24th. We thank members for their interest and support. The newly elected Board members are Terry Kozma, Barb Spencer, Helen Gaschnitz, Marilyn Woolley, Al Hemeyer, and Sarah Johnston (left to right). Wilma Haas and Gerald Letal were re-elected for a second term. All twelve director positions are now filled, and the Board looks forward to its work on behalf of our members.


Pickleball @ CLSA Featured in Telus Optik Local Video!

Telus Optik Local provides support to filmmakers so they can tell "positive, inspiring and entertaining local stories about neighbourhoods and their people". The most recent addition to their video collection, is a short feature highlighting the increasingly popular sport of pickleball in Edmonton.  This great little video was shot at Central Lions, and features members of our CLSA Pickleball Club. We hope you will take a moment to enjoy it!  Watch it here.


Spring/Summer Program Registration 

The 2016 Spring/Summer Program Guide is available at the Centre, as well as on our website.  Plan to participate in another exciting season of outstanding classes, presentations, clubs/activities and events!  Registration spots in popular sessions fill quickly, so please register early to avoid disappointment!  We are looking forward to seeing you.

Registration is available "in person" at the Centre (10:00 am to 2:00 pm) or via the City of Edmonton eReg site.


CLSA Conversation Circle - Fridays* @ 10:30 

Meet with others who are keen to informally explore and discuss topics of interest. Share and consider different perspectives. It is a great way to be introduced to other lively minded people!  The group meets every 2nd Friday* @10:30 (see notices in Atrium area)... in the Atrium's library/fireplace area. Bring a cup of coffee - and engage! 


Pickleball for Fun: Now available Tuesday and Thursday afternoons!

Meet new people, have fun and get active while playing a great game!  Are you looking for a non-competitive friendly environment?  Try "Pickleball for Fun" on Tuesdays and Thursdays ($2 drop-in 12:45 to 3:00 pm). Beginners are welcome. Information and equipment are available at the Fitness Centre.

*Looking to advance your game? Please check our Program Guide (under "Clubs") for registration information regarding our Pickleball Club.


Scrabble:  How Many Letter Points for "F-U-N"?

Start the new year by having some fun!! Drop by the Centre at 1:15 on Fridays to play Scrabble.  Meet new people and put your brain to work by participating in this enjoyable, social game! Everyone is welcome. $1/visit... Good company and lots of laughter is free!

 


Play Pool! Bring a Friend! Have FUN! 

The pool table located in our beautiful Observation Area is available for use by our members and their guests.  Table bookings can be made at the Fitness Centre desk... or drop in if the table is open. Please see volunteers at the Fitness Centre for more information. (Remember! Free coffee and treats on Tuesdays in the Atrium 10:00 - 2:00.)


Do We Have Your EMAIL Address?

78% of respondents in our recent CLSA Member Survey indicated that they prefer to receive communications from us via email.  In order to send email to you, we require your permission.  If you have not already done so, please provide consent so we can keep you "up-to-date" on all of the great things happening at the Centre!! 


Questions about seniors programs and services?

Call the Seniors Information Phone Line by dialing 2-1-1, and the Information and Referral Specialists at 211 will connect you to programs, services and resources in the Edmonton area.  

The updated Seniors Resource List (May 2015) is available here.  The 2-1-1 website link is available here.