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

HIRING:  Part-time CLSA Office Assistant

Working under the supervision of CLSA's Office Administrator, the Assistant will perform day-to-day administrative duties necessary to the operations of the Association. These duties will include but are not limited to normal office clerical and administrative duties, supervision and relief of Front Desk Volunteers, answering phones and assisting members with queries, and taking minutes at meetings as required. For more information...

Legacy in Action Magazine Profiles CLSA Member

Edmonton Community Foundation's most recent publication describes how an endowment grant supporting fitness for seniors in centres such as Central Lions, can make a difference. "Ron Rowswell’s generosity serendipitously found its way into Wallie Wilson’s life. A year before hiking the West Coast Trail, she embarked on a fitness program that included two classes and regular exercise in Central Lions Recreation Centre. She also met other travel enthusiasts her age who offered inspiration, including a woman who had hiked through Ireland with friends. Last May, emboldened by her past adventures, Wilson hiked the 800-kilometre Camino Trail in Spain for more than a month."  Read the article Paving a Pathway to Fitness.

Congratulations to Our Raffle and 50/50 Winners!

Thank you to everyone who supported our recent 50th Anniversary and Open House event!  Your attendance, volunteer efforts, participation - and purchase of the fundraising raffle & 50/50 tickets - enabled us to succeed in our efforts to introduce the community to the great things happening at CLSA.

Congratulations to the winners of the raffle grand prize of a nine day California Coastal Cruise (courtesy of Senior Discovery Tours) - Maurice & Bernadette Dion... and to all other prize winners!  All raffle and 50/50 winners have been contacted by phone - and a complete list of prize winners will be posted at the Centre and is available here.

Thank You to Our Sponsors for their Support

A huge thank you to our wonderful sponsors and donors! We extend our sincere appreciation for their generous support of CLSA and the work we undertake on behalf of our members and community.  In particular, we would like to recognize... the Realtors Community Foundation (Edmonton & Area), Senior Discovery Tours, Nagel Tours, and Earls Kitchen & Bar (Clareview).  We invite you to support these community minded organizations.

Councillor Andrew Knack to visit CLSA June 29th @ 1:00 pm

"The City of Edmonton considers seniors and their needs a priority.  City Council's Seniors Initiative supports and enhances the current work being done by the City of Edmonton by helping with programs to improve quality of life.  City Councillor for Ward 1 - Andrew Knack - will be visiting Central Lions and would be pleased to discuss the concerns and issues important to  you, and to answer your questions."  Everyone is welcome.

Pickleball @ CLSA Featured in Telus Optik Local Video!

Telus Optik Local provides support to filmmakers so they can tell "positive, inspiring and entertaining local stories about neighbourhoods and their people". The most recent addition to their video collection, is a short feature highlighting the increasingly popular sport of pickleball in Edmonton.  This great little video was shot at Central Lions, and features members of our CLSA Pickleball Club. We hope you will take a moment to enjoy it!  Watch it here.

Spring/Summer Program Registration 

The 2016 Spring/Summer Program Guide is available at the Centre, as well as on our website.  Plan to participate in another exciting season of outstanding classes, presentations, clubs/activities and events!  Registration spots in popular sessions fill quickly, so please register early to avoid disappointment!  We are looking forward to seeing you.

Registration is available "in person" at the Centre (10:00 am to 2:00 pm) or via the City of Edmonton eReg site.

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! 

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 at 1:15 on Fridays to play Scrabble.  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 is free!


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.