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


CLSA Closed Canada Day - July 01st 

There are so many things in our lives for which we can be grateful... among them, the opportunity we have to live in Canada.  As we celebrate together as a nation, please take a moment to reflect upon what Canada means to you.  Happy Canada Day!


We are Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary in 2016!!

A special celebration of CLSA's 50th year of operation and service to its members, is being planned for June 11, 2016. Your ideas, enthusiastic support, experience and involvement would be extremely valuable in helping to make this possible! We need "big picture planners" as well as event volunteers. Your participation would make a difference.  Please leave your name at the Front Office or contact us here for more information.  


Father's Day Event - A Lively Affair!

Guests attending our special Fathers' Day event enjoyed the ever popular "Fun Fishing Derby", singing, door prizes and delicious BBQ themed food! Another treat was the appearance of our award winning CLSA "Performance Level Tap Dancers" - under the direction of dance instructor, Jeff Gatti.


Do You Love Court Sports?

Want to work on your game... just have some fun with friends... or introduce guests (age 55+) to CLSA sports?  Try "Pickleball for Fun" on Tuesdays (drop-in 1:00 to 3:00 pm).  Members can also book a court for pickleball/badminton play on Thursday afternoons (1:00 to 3:00 pm).  Information and equipment are available at the Fitness Centre.

*Please check our Program Guide (under "Clubs") for registration information if you are interested in our Badminton or Pickleball clubs.


Looking for something unique and inspiring to do this summer?

Plan a trip to Strathmore, a beautiful rural town in Wheatland County, just east of Calgary!  Support the Alberta 55+ Summer Games, and cheer on an amazing cohort of athletes as they compete in over 17 sport and cultural events. You may recognize many of our CLSA members as participants there!  Visit the Alberta Games website for more information.  

 


Board Development Workshop

Our staff and Board members recently attended a workshop related to Effective Board Governance, facilitated by Scott Vaughan (Alberta, Community Development). Focussed development opportunities, discussions and collaborative planning have been important to the work of your Board.

Have you considered the contribution you could make as a Board member?  There are 02 Board member positions that need to be filled.  Please contact us for more information!


A Special Tuesday 'Cuppa Corner

Visitors and guests who stopped by to chat about seniors' issues and initiatives with Edmonton City Councillor, Andrew Knack... or came with friends to enjoy our June 02nd 'Cuppa Corner, were treated to something special.  The fabulous cake and fruit tray were much appreciated and enjoyed!  


Interesting Stats About Volunteers!

Did you know...Canadian volunteers devoted about 1.96 billion volunteer hours in 2013; this is equivalent to 1 million full-time jobs!  Volunteers are the foundation of countless organizations - including CLSA... and their important  work enriches both the lives of others, as well as their own. Thank you, Volunteers!

Statistics Canada has compiled a very interesting one page description of "The Faces of Volunteers in Canada".  Read it here...


CLSA Lawn Bowling Club Disbands

After 42 years of play at CLSA, the Central Seniors Indoor Lawn Bowling club has disbanded. During its peak membership years, the Lawn Bowling Club enjoyed active participation by over 100 members, and was among the most popular clubs at our Centre. Members of the club - past and present - have been dedicated and active supporters of CLSA for many years... and we look forward to their continued involvement. 


Program Registration information 

In-person registrations can be done at CLSA between 10:00 and 2:00 (Monday- Friday).  We now accept credit/debit card payment, in addition to cash and cheques.  Options for online registration and registration at City of Edmonton recreation centres will be available for the Fall Programming Season.  Watch for our Fall 2015 Program Guide!

Remember to register early for your best choice of program offerings - and to take advantage of "Early Bird" savings!  


Our New Registration Procedure: Q & A's

We have been working hard to provide CLSA members with enhanced payment and registration options.  Use of debit/credit card payment is possible during the current Spring/Summer registration period.  The option to register online will be available in the near future.  We have prepared a Q&A document we hope you will find informative.


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.