Special Events and Outings

Many of our events have limited seating so please sign up early! If you require further information on a program that is not listed here, contact the front desk at 204-987-8850. Carpooling will be arranged for all outings and trips (unless indicated otherwise). If you are willing to drive for one of these trips, please indicate that when you register.

Fall Feast: presented by Assiniboine Credit Union

Friday, October 18th

Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood dr)

Dinner at 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:00 p.m. )

Celebrate and thank the Harvest for its abundance and beauty with a lovely evening of dinner and music. Traditional ham, potatoes, and pies will be served before we welcome back the B-Side Apostles for a wonderful show!

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 11th


Halloween Murder Mystery Party

Thursday, October 31st at 12:00 p.m.

Conspiracy and intrigue are afoot these dark autumn days. Bring your thinking cap and your friends to this suspenseful live-action murder mystery. Tables will interact with the actors through activities and puzzles to solve a Halloween afternoon murder. Lunch provided and costumes are encouraged.

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 25th


Peak of the Market

Monday, September 9th (1200 King Edward St.)

Leaving the Centre at 11:00 a.m.

Peak of the Market has grown quality produce for 77 years and supplies over 120 different varieties of vegetables. They are year round suppliers as Manitoba growers have one of the most technologically advanced storage programs anywhere in North America. Come with us for a tour of this fine establishment and see what happens to your vegetables before they end up at the grocery store. Beforehand we will be heading to Laura’s Homestyle Dining at 1313 Border St. for lunch. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own meal. Carpooling volunteers needed.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 4th

Royal Canadian Mint

Tuesday, September 17th at 12:45 p.m.

(520 Lagimodiere Blvd)

The Royal Canadian Mint is a crown corporation and produces all of Canada’s coins as well as manufactures coins on behalf of other nations. Come with us for a tour of this truly unique establishment. Carpooling volunteers needed. *Date has changed from Monday, September 16th to Tuesday, September 17th.*

Registration Deadline: June 12th

Brush Fire Studio (1700 Corydon Ave) & Applebee’s (1150 Grant Ave)

Monday, September 23rd

Departing Centre at 9:30 a.m.

If you have never experienced the satisfaction of decorating your own pottery, now is your chance. Join us as we head to Brush Fire Studios to decorate a piece of pottery. Afterwards, we will head to Applebee’s for lunch. This outing includes pottery, making, studio time, and instructors. Participants are responsible for their own lunch. Carpooling volunteers needed.

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 16th

Celebrations: Footloose

Tuesday, September 24th (1824 Pembina Hwy)

Departing Centre at 10:30 a.m.

Celebrations Dinner Theatre presents Footloose: New Town, New Dance! Welcome to the town of Elmore where dancing is illegal, all but one day a year! Join us as the townspeople let loose and cut a rug while we enjoy a lovely lunch. Carpooling volunteers needed.

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 13th

Intergenerational Beats & Eats featuring Al Simmons at Westwood Community Church

Monday, September 30th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
(401 Westwood drive)

Join the St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre and the St. James-Assiniboia Parent-Child Coalition for our kick-off event before we commence 6 whole weeks of intergenerational programming! This evening will feature a scrumptiously appetizing meal and Al Simmons as the evening entertainment. Al Simmons’ original performances of profound wackiness and off-the-wall inventions take the arts of music and comedy to unparalleled heights of hilarity.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 24th

Cookbook Launch Party

Friday, September 6th at 1:30 p.m.

Join us at the Centre for our Cookbook launch. Be there to share the excitement as we open the box and reveal it for the first time. We will serve some appetizers and snacks that are featured in the cookbook. Cookbooks can be purchased at this time for just $15 or picked up if you have pre-ordered.


Bridge Drive-In

Monday, August 19th (766 Jubilee Ave)

Departing Centre at 1:00 p.m.

We will be heading to The Bridge Drive-In for some tasty ice cream just the way you like it. Participants responsible for their own purchase. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 15th


Intergenerational Beats & Eats presents Drums Alive

Tuesdays, October 1st – November 5th

from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Join the St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre and the St. James-Assiniboia Parent-Child Coalition for 6 weeks of music and movement. Drums Alive is welcomed back to our Centre for a drumming workshop providing great workouts and great fun! Using yoga balls as a drum substitute and rhythm as the source of inspiration Drums Alive provides a new group fitness experience combining the benefits of traditional aerobics with great benefits for your brain.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 24th


Manitoba Legislature (450 Broadway Ave) & Lunch at The Don Restaurant (2 – 120 Donald St.)

Monday, October 7th

Leaving the centre at 9:30 a.m.

Join us as we discover the history and admire the architecture of the Manitoba Legislature. Its’ expansive dome ceilings and beautiful winding staircases are a pleasure to behold. After you have satisfied your eyes and your mind, you can satisfy your stomach with lunch at The Don: a hidden gem with great Mennonite food! Decide for yourself if they boast the city’s best perogies. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own meal. Car-pooling volunteers needed.


Soap Making: Hidden Treasures

Monday, October 21st (1-150 Goulet Street)

Departing the Centre at 1:00 p.m.

In this DIY soap making class you will create some luxurious, chemical free soaps: perfect for that relaxing bath or a gift to raise the spirits of a friend. This session includes: 2 full sized bars of soap, 3 layered bars, 1 cupcake soap, and a loofah as well as all of your supplies and valuable instruction on the importance of natural skin care products.

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 14th

Milltown Hutterite Colony

Wednesday, August 21st (Rd 11W, Elie)

Departing the Centre at 10:30 a.m.

Join the centre for a tour of a Hutterite colony in Manitoba. We will be having lunch and a tour of this rural colony where you can learn more about life on a Colony. Bring your spare change to buy delicious honey, bread and fresh vegetables. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 15th

Winnipeg Harvest

Monday, October 28th (1085 Winnipeg Ave)

Departing the Centre at 1:00 p.m.

Did you know that there has been a nearly 60% increase in Manitoban foodbank use in the last 10 years (the highest in Canada)? Did you know that Manitoba has the worst child poverty rate out of all the Canadian provinces? In despair because there is nothing you can do about it? Fortunately, we are here to help! There are opportunities to join us for volunteering at Winnipeg Harvest. Please bring $5 and some unperishable food to donate in addition to our time spent there. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 23rd

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Tuesday, October 22nd (300 Memorial Blvd)

Departing the Centre at 12:30 p.m.

Come with us downtown to meander about the Winnipeg Art Gallery. With new exhibits as well as classic Canadian art, Inuit art, and international pieces. Come and dwell in the richness of expression throughout the ages.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 15th

McLeod House Tea Room

Tuesday, August 27th (292 Main St, Stonewall, MB)

Departing the Centre at 10:45 a.m.

McLeod House serves a variety of homemade desserts, homemade soup, four varieties of delicious sandwiches, salads with freshly made dressings, and a daily feature item. Participants are responsible to pay for their own lunch. Afterwards, we will check out The Grande Bazaar as well as the Global Garage for some shopping. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 20th