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


Welcome to Our New Board Members!

We would like to welcome seven new members to our CLSA Board of Directors. Alex Paterson will be assuming the role of Chairman, Vic Kowalewich (Vice-Chair) and Cheryl Pengelly (Secretary). Also new to the Board are Ramona Gallant (Finance Committee), Marlene Klemick (Transportation), Grant Robertson (Marketing and Communications), and Cassondra Wallace (Fundraising). Thank you to these individuals who have stepped forward to serve, and to the Board members who have remained to continue their terms. We look forward to the year ahead, and the continued growth and success of our organization. 


CLSA Annual General Meeting Recap

Our recent AGM was well attended and its business successfully concluded. Over 90 people enjoyed a light lunch before being presented with information from the Board regarding their work during the last year.  Business included the election of seven new Board members and the approval of a $5 increase to our regular CLSA membership for the coming year.  Thank you to everyone in attendance, for their interest and support.


Easter Themed Cuppa' Corner

Join us in our Atrium on Tuesday, April 11th (between 10:00 and 2:00) for a special Easter themed Cuppa' Corner!  Bring a neighbour, bring a friend... enjoy a free cup of coffee, treats and good conversations.  Spring is right around the corner.  Have some fun!!


Centre Closed Good Friday/Easter Monday

Please note that the Centre will be closed on Good Friday (April 14th) and Easter Monday (April 17th).  We wish our members a long weekend full of positive reflection - and time with family and friends.  We will look forward to a resumption of activities on Tuesday, April 18th.


Our Spring/Summer Program Guide is Here!

"Check out" our new Program Guide - now available at the Centre or online!  The upcoming program season is packed with new and returning favourites, so take advantage of the early bird savings, and secure a spot in your favourite class by registering early.  Spring registration is now in progress and is ongoing until each program start date. We look forward to seeing you!


Why Should I Volunteer?

There are so many things that motivate individuals to volunteer, but there are really two reasons:  enrichment of one's own life, and the enrichment of the lives of others. We are so fortunate to have a dedicated group of volunteers at Central Lions.  Their important work can be readily seen and experienced  throughout the Centre. We recently asked two of our long time volunteers to share a few words about their experiences. Read what they had to say.


Learning From the Expertise of Our Members

What natural processes led to the formation of Alberta’s oil and gas reserves? What unique features of the Alberta Sedimentary Basin make it a viable geological structure in which to store carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere? These are some of the many questions addressed in a three part series of well attended talks presented by Professional Geologist and CLSA member, Bill Gunter.  We are very fortunate to have members like Bill, who are willing to generously share their expertise and provide us with opportunities to keep learning. Watch for possible future sessions!


NEW!  Fun Art - Paint Day 

Impressive art projects can be created in an afternoon... Just ask participants in our new Fun Art - Paint Day class!  Under the guidance of instructor, Marilee Barry, our afternoon artists used acrylics to create their own personal masterpieces. Too much fun! Watch for future opportunities that may become available.


Volunteers in Training

CLSA volunteers were taken on a detailed tour of our Centre as part of their orientation and ongoing training. The City of Edmonton Facility Manager and our Board Chair have led a number of training sessions, the next of which will take place on March 29th. Please call (780-442-0934) or inquire at our Front Desk to learn more, or to register for these important future orientation sessions. New volunteers are always welcome!


What are YOU doing today?

Our CLSA Program Guide is packed with exciting classes, presentations, clubs and activities.  Learn new things.  Meet new people. Be active and engaged.  

In-person registration at the Centre (10:00 - 2:00)... online @ www.edmonton.ca/eReg ... or phone 311


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! 


Do We Have Your EMAIL Address?

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 (Nov. 2016) is available here.