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

Pay It Forward...  Be "That Person" Who Makes a Difference

Members of CLSA have greatly benefitted from the involvement, efforts and contributions of its volunteers.  This is what makes it possible for us to offer our outstanding programs, clubs and activities - at unbelievably low costs - to our membership. CLSA volunteers help to develop and oversee program offerings, organize special events, provide assistance and welcome guests, manage individual clubs, publish our newsletter and maintain our website, plan fundraising and special initiatives, volunteer on the Board of Directors, and much more.  The work of each volunteer makes CLSA better.  Please consider how you can make a difference by volunteering.  Board elections will be held at the March AGM - and 06 positions will need to be filled. A number of other key volunteer positions require individuals as well.  Please inquire at the Front Office.

A Member's Incredible 800km Journey

"I have been a member of the Central Lions Association for many years. I have always enjoyed the fitness center and have taken many classes. This year in May, I undertook an incredible journey for my 65th birthday. I decided to walk the Camino trail. It is an ancient pilgrimage that starts in St. Jean Pied de Port (France) and ends 800 kms. later in Santiago de Compostela (Spain)"... In her letter of thanks, Ms. Wilson describes her amazing personal accomplishment, and recognizes the excellent work of our Fitness Centre staff and fitness program instructors - who she feels were instrumental in preparing her to meet this challenge... Read more about her journey of a lifetime. 

"Heart Fit" - February Fitness Centre Promotion

More and more of our members are discovering the benefits of "working out" in our Fitness Centre!  To provide additional encouragement to both our "regulars" and to new users, we are offering a special February Fitness Centre promotion.  Each time you work out, enter your name into a draw for one of 03 - one month passes!!  More information is available at the Fitness Centre desk.  Drop by! Your heart will love you.

New!  Cooking... Warming Up to Spring

This March 21st session doesn't appear in the Program Guide... but Chef Gail Hall returns to CLSA to share the secrets of preparing a succulent chicken stew, a welcome hot meal for a winter day.  Gail will share her experience and ideas that will inspire you to get busy in your kitchen. (Course #562013... See page 14 of the Feb. newsletter for more information.)

NEW!  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!  Drop by the Atrium on Fridays* @10:30.  Enjoy a cup of coffee - and engage! (See February newsletter - pg.15 - for more information.)  *Next meeting Feb.12th.

We are off to a great start in 2016!

Welcome to our 2016 Winter Program season!  We are off to a great start in this new year, and have already sold over 1000 CLSA memberships to returning and new members.  Clubs and activities are in "full swing" and scheduled classes are beginning.  Don't forget 'Cuppa Corner on Tuesdays!  Drop by to enjoy a coffee and reconnect with friends.  What are YOU doing today?

Pickleball for Fun: Now available Tuesday and Thursday afternoons!

Meet new people, have fun and get active while playing a great game!  Are you looking for a non-competitive friendly environment?  Try "Pickleball for Fun" on Tuesdays and Thursdays ($2 drop-in 12:45 to 3:00 pm). Beginners are welcome. Information and equipment are available at the Fitness Centre.

*Looking to advance your game? Please check our Program Guide (under "Clubs") for registration information regarding our Pickleball Club.

Scrabble:  How Many Letter Points for "F-U-N"?

Start the new year by having some fun!! Drop by the Centre on Fridays (Jan. 8-29, Feb 12–26, Mar 11-18, Apr 1-8) to play Scrabble between 1:00–3:00 pm.  Meet new people and put your brain to work by participating in this enjoyable, social game! Everyone is welcome. $1/visit... Good company and lots of laughter - Free!


PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE:  Tai Chi Practice Time - Fridays 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Join other CLSA Tai Chi practitioners for a weekly "drop-in" practice session at the Centre. This self-organizing group works through the various forms together, to practice the sequence.  Practitioners are generally in levels 01-03.  Join us!  Please confirm practice location each week, at Front Desk.


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.