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


NEW for Spring/Summer Registrations and Special Events!

We are now able to accept credit and debit cards for payment of all program, club and special event ticket purchases. (Note: If using cheques or money orders, please make them payable to the City of Edmonton.)

In addition, our members will be receiving new membership cards, and after this trial Spring/Summer registration period will be able to use their new cards to register for CLSA programs at any City of Edmonton leisure centre, through 311, or online!  Watch for more information about this exciting new development!!   Please bear with us, as we learn how to use this new system together!  


Board Members Needed!

Apply your skills and experience to the important work being done at CLSA.  Help to build our community and ensure our continued success.  You can make a difference. 

Please consider putting your name forward as a candidate for election at our Annual General Meeting on March 26th.   Additional information is available at the Front Office, or via email to  clsaboard@clsaedmonton.ca


"Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored."  - Wayne Dyer

Learning, doing, fitness, fun and friends... Who has time to be bored? Our exciting new Spring/Summer Program Guide is now available. Check it out!   Registration begins on March 17th. 

 


Announcement:   Vi Presley

It is with fond remembrance and gratitude for the friendship that Vi shared with us, that we announce her recent passing on Feb. 24th.  Vi felt a deep sense of service and commitment to her community, and shared her time, efforts, and skills with generosity and dedication.  As a longtime member of CLSA, Vi contributed much to our organization - as a tireless volunteer, committee member, Board member and as our current Past Chair of the Board of Directors.

Vi's warmth and spirit will be greatly missed, and remembered by her many friends and colleagues.


Discounted Rate for Evening Access to Our Fitness Centre

Did you know... Instead of paying $7/evening visit, CLSA members receive a discounted admission rate of $3.50 to access our Fitness Centre in the evening (Mon. to Fri. - from 5:00-9:00 pm.)  Another good reason to be a CLSA member!


The Fun Continues!  Learn a New Sport: Pickleball, Badminton

Our Tuesday "Plckleball for Fun" afternoon will continue into the spring and summer season!  Check our Program Guide under CLSA Clubs for more info.  The Thursday afternoon "Learn to Play/Have Fun Badminton" will continue until the end of March.

We are accepting new participants throughout the programming season!  Join us for fun and activity!


Turning Everyday Meals Into Something Special

Local celebrity chef and food columnist, Gail Hall, provided cooking tips and demonstrated easy ways to elevate everyday meals to "special" status!  Participants in this popular session agreed, the proof was in the tasting. Delicious!

 

 


Valentine's Day - Special Events Volunteers "Work Their Magic"

Live entertainment, wine and cheese (and cake!!), dancing, and the company of friends in a beautifully decorated venue... What a great afternoon!  Thank you to our dedicated volunteers for their efforts to make this a memorable event for our members and guests.  

Be sure to make plans to join us for our St. Patrick's Day event on March 19th!


CLSA Negotiating Committee Q & A's

Your CLSA Negotiating Committee has been approached with some questions regarding its work and the status of ongoing negotiations with the City of Edmonton.  

We hope this "Question & Answer" document, will be of interest to our members.


Introducing Our CLSA Staff

The good work of many people, make great things happen at CLSA! In addition to our dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly on behalf of our membership, we have three "super" staff members... (from left to right) Theresa, Louise, and Kelly.  When you see them in the Front Office or around the Centre, please give them a big smile!


Free Coffee & Treats - and Fellowship!

We are trying something new... "CLSA's Cuppa Corner"!  Please join us in the atrium - Tuesdays (10:00 - 2:00) - to enjoy a free coffee and treat, while visiting with friends and new acquaintances... checking out our programs... heading to/from an activity... reading in the library... or surfing the web.  See you there!


Play Pool for FREE!  Bring a Friend!  Have FUN! 

Until the end of March 2015... Members & their guests can now play pool for free! Phone (780-442-0949) or in-person 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?

You can now call one number to access information 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.  Read more.