Garden City Community Centre Seniors/55+ Program
PLEASE READ for information regarding 2023-24 any changes to the Seniors/55+ drop-in program. Medical forms will need to be filled out for all new and existing participants prior to the purchase of a fitness pass or membership. Medical forms can be found HERE.
Seniors/55+ Exercise & Drop-In Programs
Garden City Community Centre is pleased to offer programming for Seniors/55+ Retirees in Winnipeg. The Seniors/55+ program was established to help create affordable activity for seniors and retirees in our community. By offering exercise, dance, yoga, and various gaming activities we hope to improve the overall mental and physical health of our participations. Participations are encouraged to help lead and promote the program by teaching and assisting new participants, car pooling, and positive reinforcement.
The program is guided by our Seniors/55+ Council which is comprised of seniors currently active in the program. The council’s mandate is to ensure quality programming which meets the needs of our community and it’s participants.
PICKLEBALL REGISTRATION - August 29th & 30th (please read below)
To better facilitate fair access to all community members wanting to participate, we will be testing a new registration format for Pickleball.
Fee: $40.00 (Covers membership from September through December). This is a one-time fee and cannot be broken down into monthly payments. NO REFUNDS EXCEPT FOR MEDICAL REASONS ACCOMPANIED BY DOCTOR’S NOTE.
Sessions: There will be four 3-hour sessions from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). Subject to blackout dates for school/government use or Community Centre closure . Sessions will begin September 5, 2023.
Format: First come first serve daily. The Paddle system will be used to determine next players up. Games will be played to 11. The number of games you can play at each session is not guaranteed as it will depend on the size of the group that day. Pickleball is open to players of all skill levels and on any given day you will be playing with players that are beginners and more advanced. If you are new to the game we recommend you visit the community centre to observe the game before registering. Note that your membership will also give you access to play Bocce Ball.
Registration: Registration will be accepted at the Community Centre office during regular business hours. CASH ONLY If you did not purchase a Drop in Membership last year you must complete the questionnaires and waiver documents to purchase your Pickleball Membership. Note that this membership will also give you access to play Bocce Ball.
Convenors: We will be appointing 4 Convenors for the Pickleball Program. They are The convenors for the Pickleball Program are Gerry Faintuch, Tracy Sadowy, Patti Bews and Avrum Senensky. All issues should be brought to their attention so that they can either resolve or escalate the problem to Program Management. The Convenors can be reached at email@example.com
Annual Memberships - BOCCE BALL
Annual memberships are available for those interested in participating in Bocce Ball. These memberships work as a drop-in membership, meaning you can come to as many or as little Bocce sessions as you’d like.
Memberships are valid for 12 months and are $40 (GST included) per participant.
For the Bocce Ball schedule, please refer to the monthly calendars.
Monthly passes are available for those interested in our exercise classes. These include line dancing, Zumba, strength and stretch, circuit training, and yoga. Passes are $30 (GST included) per month, per participant. These passes work as a drop-in pass. No appointment/sign in is required, simply show up to the desired class found on the calendar.
To purchase a pass, please refer to the “Pass Sale” date on the monthly calendars. Passes are $30 (GST included) per month, per participant. Participants will be given the option to purchase 1 Month, 2 Month, or 3-4 Month passes at a time. Cash only.
**On our June pass sale day, we will be selling passes for September, October, November, and December. If you are unable to make this sale, we will be holding another pass sale day on Wednesday, August 23rd from 12pm - 12:30pm. Again, participants will be able to purchase passes for September, October, November and December. CASH ONLY**
THERE WILL BE A PASS SALE DAY ON AUGUST 23rd at 12:00 pm in the Community Centre.
For additional information regarding our exercise/active living programs please contact Connie Mulholland, Garden City Seniors Fitness Convenor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seven Oaks Sportsplex is proud to offer Senior Skating. Senior Skate is FREE public skating, open to those 55+ years of age.
All skaters must bring their own skates. Although helmets are not required, they are highly encouraged. All other equipment is optional
FALL/WINTER SCHEDULE COMING SOON!
For additional information regarding Senior Skate, please direct your questions to Margie at (204) 940-6111 ext 3 or email@example.com