Food and Friendship

For more information about any of our Meal Programs please call Kelly Howell at 204-987-8850 ext. 103

Manitoba Food History Project

Thursday, November 14th at 12:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)

Author and Professor Janis Thiessen is coming to share her newest project with us. The Manitoba Food History Project is an oral history project based out of the University of Winnipeg. The goal of the project team is to produce a comprehensive history of food manufacturing, production, retailing, and consumption in the province of Manitoba from 1870 to the present day by focusing on oral history by way of interviewing and cooking together.

Registration deadline: November 7th


Lunch with an Author: The Water Beetles

Thursday, December 12th at 12:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)

Canadian author and winner of several awards, including the Amazon First Novel Award, McNally Robinson Book of the Year, and the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, Michael Kaan is joining us to speak about his book, The Water Beetles. This is an engrossing story of adventure and survival in 1941 Japanese occupied Hong Kong. Inspired by the diaries of his father, this mesmerizing story captures the horror of war through the eyes of a child with unsettling and unerring grace.

Registration deadline: December 5th


Travelogue Lunch: Scandinavia and the Baltics

Thursday, Thursday, November 28th at 12:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)

Lunch is included in our next travelogue presentation. Come along with us and taste the traditional flavours of the Baltic Coast. We will visit Scandinavian capitals and Baltic ports with an emphasis on historic St. Petersburg, Russia. The presentation includes lunch and a slide show, illustrations of famous landmarks, and notable characters such as Peter the Great, Rasputin, the Hermitage, Church of the Spilled Blood, Yusupov Palace, and The Peterhof: the summer palace built to rival Versailles. This is an adventure you won’t want to miss!


Musical Meal Time with Leo Gosselin

Thursday, October 24th at 12:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)

Join us for a lovely lunch and some afternoon entertainment from Leo Gosselin and his Chapman Stick. Leo has studied at the Dick Grove School of Music, Los Angeles, and Capilano College in North Vancouver, completing a Diploma in Commercial Music, as well as further studies in jazz. His appearances include TV, radio, and many live performances. We have welcomed him back by popular demand.


Our Soup Crew will be making delicious soup on the following days in October, November and December:

Soup and More! Only $3/Bowl

Oct 8th:
Hungarian Mushroom and Cabbage Roll

Oct 22nd:
Italian wedding and Southwestern Sweet potato

Nov. 5th:
Chicken Noodle and Black Bean Yum Tum

Nov. 19th:
Winter Vegetable & Lentil and Pumpkin Soup

Dec. 3rd:
Irish Stew and Roasted Carrot

Cook and Eat

Next sessions:

Session: November 13th at 11:30 a.m.

Cost is $10 each session

Please direct any questions to WRHA Healthy Aging Resource Team by contacting Liz St. Godard at 204-940-3261.

Join us in the kitchen for a fun time preparing simple recipes to share with your kitchen mates, with some leftovers to take home and enjoy.

This session will provide you with simple recipes (appropriate for cooking for 1 or 2 people at home) and the basic skills you need to replicate these dishes in your own kitchen