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


Notice of CLSA Annual General Meeting – Everyone Welcome!

The CLSA annual general meeting will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium.  A free light lunch will be provided to CLSA members in attendance - starting at 12:30 p.m. Please r.s.v.p. with your intention to join us for lunch/meeting by calling (780) 442- 0934, or leaving your name at the front desk by March 21st.  Thank you for showing your interest and support of CLSA by attending this important meeting.  We look forward to seeing you.  For more information...


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!


And the Winners Are...

If you worked out in the Fitness Centre in February you were "a winner" - and your body thanks you for your efforts!!  Over and above that... from the full box of entries that were submitted during our recent Heart Fit work-out incentive, two were randomly drawn.  Congratulations to members, Neil H. and Brian L., who each won a one month pass to the Fitness Centre.  Keep moving… Fitness is its own reward!


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.