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


Our Volunteers are Superheroes!

The important contribution of our CLSA volunteers was celebrated at a recent function - which appropriately recognized our volunteers as superheroes. Much of the success of our organization is a result of the dedication and efforts of our volunteers.  Thank you, "Superheroes"!  Thanks also to City and CLSA staff who worked together to create this memorable event.


Behind the Scene: Your Board at Work

Important things often happen "behind the scenes".  Your Board recently spent a day working with a facilitator, to develop and refine a strategic plan. The finished plan will identify priorities and goals, and will guide the future decisions and actions of our organization.  As we celebrate the efforts and contributions of our amazing CLSA volunteers this week, let us also acknowledge the dedicated work of our Board members.  


Updates From the Annual General Meeting - March 26th

A summary of the important work completed by CLSA during the last year was presented by the Board, as was a review of ongoing and new initiatives. As one attendee remarked, "I never really appreciated how much work was done, until I heard it described at the AGM. Impressive!"  

Rick Baker, Marian Diakur, and Ben Martens were elected to the CLSA Board of Directors. Welcome... and thank you for stepping forward to help make a difference at CLSA.


Design Competition!!  CLSA Membership Card Decal

To facilitate future online registration for our members, we will be utilizing the City of Edmonton's "leisure access card" as our new membership card... but we want to make it "uniquely ours"!  We are looking for a design - suitable for use on a decal which will be affixed to the back of our membership cards. Do you have a decal design in mind?  Submit your design (as a digital copy or hand drawn artwork) to the Front Office - or to clsaboard@clsaedmonton.ca - by April 30th.  All designs must incorporate the CLSA logo.  $150 will be awarded for the winning design.


Alberta 55+ Summer Games:  Compete... Volunteer... Support a Great Event!  

Zone 06  Edmonton Marigold play-offs - in seventeen different events - begin in early April.  Earn an opportunity to compete in the 55+ Summer Games to be held in Strathmore (July 16-19).  Visit the Alberta Games website for more information.  Check out the Zone 06 play-off schedule here.

 


Spring/Summer Program Registration Hours 

If possible, please register for your new Spring/Summer programs between 10:00 and 2:00 (Mon.-Fri.).  We now accept credit/debit card payment in addition to cash and cheques.  Watch for information regarding future online registration options!

Check out our new Spring/Summer Program Guide.  Register early for your best choice of program offerings - and to take advantage of "Early Bird" savings!  


Our New Registration Procedure: Q & A's

We have been working hard to provide CLSA members with enhanced payment and registration options.  Use of debit/credit card payment is possible during the current Spring/Summer registration period.  The option to register online will be available in the near future.  We have prepared a Q&A document we hope you will find informative.


Court Bookings Now Available for Thursday Afternoons!

Want to work on your game... just have some fun with friends... or introduce guests (age 55+) to CLSA sports?  Single courts in the large gym can now be booked for pickleball/badminton play on Thursday afternoons (starting April 02nd) from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  Reservations may be made up to 03 weeks in advance, so book now for April!! Information is available at the Fitness Centre.


Free Coffee & Treats - and Fellowship!

Please join us for our 'Cuppa Corner 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! 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.)


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!


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.