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


Please Note: Central Lions Closed (Monday) July 03rd

In lieu of the Canada Day holiday which falls on Saturday, July 01st, Central Lions will be closed on the 03rd. We hope you will enjoy the celebration of Canada's 150th birthday - and a wonderful summer long weekend.


Please Note:  Summer Hours for CLSA FRONT DESK

Beginning July 04th through August 31st, CLSA's Front Office will close early at 4:00 pm.  Registration Desk hours will not change, and the operation of clubs and programs will not be affected.


Please Note:  Summer Hours for CAFETERIA

As things typically slow down at the Centre during the summer, starting June 26th through August 31st our cafeteria hours will be adjusted to 10:30am-1:30pm.  We hope you are enjoying your summer!


Please Note: Summer Hours for FITNESS CENTRE

For the months of July and August, the Fitness Centre hours of operation will be shortened to 8:30 am - 1:00 pm (Monday through Friday). Regular hours will resume in September.  Thank you for adjusting your workout schedule - and do enjoy your summer in Edmonton!


Fall Registration Begins on August 01st 

Watch for the arrival (toward the end of July) of our new CLSA Fall Program Guide - at the Centre and on our website!!  Online and in-person registration at Central Lions begins at 10:00 am August 01st. Be sure to register promptly to ensure your participation in many of our sought after programs!  The fall "line-up" is very exciting, and we look forward to having you with us.  "Stay tuned" for more information!


Please Note:  Canada Deaf 55+ Games at Central Lions:  August 14-17th

CLSA will be partnering with Edmonton Association for the Deaf to host Canada Deaf 55+ Games at Central Lions. Our regular programming, clubs and events (Cuppa Corner) will be suspended during the games the week of Aug 14-17.  Our Cafeteria, Fitness Centre and Registration Desk will still be open and in operation. Consider dropping by to give these visiting athletes your support!


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

To support the promotion of "a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons," Central Lions recently hosted a variety of presentations and information tables in our Atrium.  The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day presentations were very well attended by interested attendees from around the City. 


Enjoy this sampling of some of the many activities that happened on a recent Tuesday... One "Day in the Life" at CLSA.  Get involved. Get active. There is a lot of "living to do" at Central Lions - and so many great people to meet. We look forward to having you join us!


Day in the Life at CLSA:  LIONS SENIORS BIG BAND

Do you love the sound of those great "Big Bands" that filled dance halls with energy and music?  If you are walking our hallways between 9:30 -12:00 on Tuesday mornings, there is a good chance that you will hear some of your favourites being rehearsed by our Lions Seniors Big Band!  Are you interested in reviving your own music skills and having some fun?  Consider joining the club!  Drop by to check it out.


Day in the Life at CLSA:  PICKLEBALL in Action

Drop by the sports gym (at the far north end of the Centre) on Tuesdays and you will find four courts full of active Pickleball enthusiasts enjoying the game - and the company of great people! The Pickleball Club runs Tuesday/Thursday mornings and Friday afternoon.  Are you new to the sport - or prefer a somewhat less competitive environment? Try Pickleball for Fun which meets Tuesday/Thursday afternoons, and offers a "drop-in" option.


Day in the Life at CLSA:  MAHJONG Drop-In

Tuesday is Mahjong drop-in at CLSA!!  Enthusiasts come together to play this tile-based game that has its origins in ancient China.  Are you interested in learning a new game, and meeting some friendly people?  Drop by on Tuesdays from 11:00 - 2:00 pm.  Don't forget that Tuesdays are also Cuppa' Corner... so enjoy a free coffee and snack while you are here! 


Day in the Life at CLSA:  DRAMA Presentation

The Drama Club "took to the stage" to present a series of short skits on Tuesday.  An appreciative audience assembled in the Centre's Atrium area to watch the performances while enjoying our Cuppa' Corner coffee and cookies. The Drama Club welcomes aspiring actors - and backstage support - throughout their season. Get involved, and have some fun!


Day in the Life at CLSA:  SNOOKER Club

If you walk by our Snooker Room at any time of the day (8:30 am - 4:30 pm) you will find games in progress - and notice the camaraderie among players.  The tables are among the best in the City - and there are opportunities to refine and challenge players at all levels. Drop by to meet some of the club members and "check things out"!


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


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!


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.


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.