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

Spring CLSA Fun Pickleball Tournament a "Smashing" Success!

The recent CLSA Spring Fun Pickleball Tournament provided participants from both the morning and afternoon clubs, with an opportunity to enjoy a day of  friendly competition. A great time was had by all. Congratulations to the medalists, and to the club organizers and volunteers who made this event possible - and such a success!  (More pictures in newsletter.)

Book Sale:  Thank You for Your Support!

A HUGE thank you to members who donated such an eclectic selection of well-cared-for books/CD's/plants to be offered for sale. Thanks also to our enthusiastic volunteers who stepped forward to set up the tables, sort and sell the books and assist buyers who came to support this fundraiser!  We raised more money than was predicted... and the book sale was extended one additional day because of demand.

Drama Club Welcomes New Participants

Meet a great group of enthusiastic, aspiring thespians - and their support crew. The CLSA Drama Club will be working on a series of short skits for its current  April 20-May25th season (Thursdays 1:00-4:00pm)... and invites you to join in the fun! Whether you love the spotlight or the backstage, there are opportunities to get involved. Check it out!  Contact the Front Office to leave a message for Tony, the Drama coordinator.

Back By Popular Demand!  Fun Art - Paint Day 

Create and laugh with CLSA’s take on the international craze -‘Paint Night’. No experience is required and all supplies are included. There are only a few spots left for the Tuesday, May 09th session so be sure to register as soon as possible. Don’t miss out!

Scrabble Drop-In:  Taking a Spring/Summer Break

As Edmonton welcomes warmer spring weather and more outdoor activities, the Scrabble drop-in has now concluded for the season.  It will start up again in September, so watch for the Fall Program Guide which will publish the new start date.  Keep playing and practicing...  See you in the fall!

CLSA Volunteers Contribute Artwork to Canada 150 Mosaic 

CLSA volunteers were invited to participate in a special "Canada 150" event.  Tea and Tiles at CLSA provided an opportunity for participants to design and paint small tiles which, when assembled, will become part of a huge mosaic celebrating the diversity of Canada from coast to coast.  A light lunch was followed by much laughter and creative effort.  Follow the progress made on this unique mural project at

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.

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 @ ... 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.