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.

Lake of the Woods Boat Trip

Wednesday, August 7th

Departing St. James Civic Centre (2055 Ness Ave) at 8:00 a.m.

Let’s head down to Kenora for a fantastic day of shopping, sailing and lunch on Lake of the Woods. After we arrive in Kenora, we can check out the local stores and the Matiowski Farmers Market where the Whitecap Pavilion plays host to over 100 Market Vendors. Hop on-board the M.S. Kenora for an afternoon cruise and lunch before heading back to the city. Your registration fee includes lunch and transportation (bus and boat). Please note: there is a washroom on the bus.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 1st


St. Norbert Farmers Market

Wednesday, July 31st (3514 Pembina Highway)
Departing Centre at 10:30 a.m.

Let’s head to Manitoba’s largest farmers market to pick up some fresh fruits, vegetables and other goods from local Manitoban vendors. Along with shopping, try out some of the delicious food vendors and have lunch outdoors. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 26th


Celebrations -Buddy Holly Happy Days

Tuesday, June 18th, 1824 Pembina Hwy

Leaving the Centre at 10:30 a.m.

Join the Centre at the Celebrations Matinee Buddy Holly Happy Days.

Come back with us to the Happiest of Days… the 1950’s! The gang is all here, Richie Cunningham, the Fonz, and of course their best pal Buddy Holly. What? You didn’t know that the legendary Rock and Roll pioneer was friends with Ritchie Cunningham and the gang?!? He was their best Buddy!!

Celebrations Dinner Theatre presents Buddy Holly’s Happy Days. All of Buddy holly’s greatest hits and some more fantastic oldies too!!
We will be carpooling so please indicate when registering if you are able to drive.

Registration Deadline: June 4th

Winnipeg Trolley Tour

Wednesday, June 26th from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

The Trolley will be leaving from the Centre

Hop aboard The Winnipeg Trolley and we guarantee you will never see Winnipeg in the same way again! Visit St. Boniface, the Exchange District, Osborne Village, the stately mansions on Wellington Crescent, and enjoy the grandeur of the 400-acre Assiniboine Park. Marvel at the world’s only human rights museum; a 16th-century Venetian merchant’s palace; and one of Canada’s most mysterious architectural wonders, the Manitoba Legislative Building. This tour is humorous, engaging, and will help you discover what makes the city so special!

Registration Deadline: June 12th

Mennonite Heritage Village

Tuesday, July 30th (231 Provinical Trunk Hwy 12, Steinbach MB)

Departing Centre at 9:30 a.m.

Explore a turn-of-the century Russian Mennonite street village on their 40 acre site. Taste traditional ethnic fare at the museum’s Livery Barn Restaurant, and explore a classic Mennonite Housebarn and a fully operational Dutch windmill during their summer season. View historic and heirloom treasures from Poland and Russia to Canada, displayed in the Main and Gerhard Ens galleries, and find that perfect souvenir at Village Books & Gifts, all open year-round in the Village Centre. For lunch enjoy some cabbage borscht with a ham and cheese sandwich as well as dessert and coffee. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 25th

Delta 9

Tuesday, July 9th (827 Dakota St #1)

Departing Centre at 10:30 a.m.

Come join us for a tour of a cannabis store. Delta 9 Cannabis has been a medical cannabis producer since 2014, and was chosen as one of four companies to open retail stores in Manitoba. Delta 9 is committed to providing quality cannabis products for medical and adult use, with a focus on socially responsible consumption. We will be heading to the food court at St. Vital Mall, where they have many delicious choices for a bite to eat afterwards. Participants are responsible for own lunch. Carpooling Volunteers Needed

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 5th

Dalnavert House Museum

Wednesday, July 24th (61 Carlton St)

Departing Centre at 1:00 p.m.

Built in 1895 on Treaty 1 land, it is located in the restored home of Sir Hugh John Macdonald, former Premier of Manitoba and son of Sir John A. Macdonald. This house is an example of Queen Anne style architecture and has been furnished for the late Victorian era. We will finish the tour with cookies and tea or coffee on the veranda. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 17th

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


Men’s Breakfast

May 8th and June 12th at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Assiniboine Gordon Inn on the Park (1975 Portage Ave.)

Please join us the second Wednesday of the month as the men of the Centre get together for breakfast. Meet new friends and catch up with old ones as we have breakfast together. Meet at the restaurant and enjoy good coffee and great conversation.
Men are responsible for their own breakfast

Registration Deadline: June 10th for breakfast on June 12th

Register: May/June

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Friday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m.

3rd floor, 203 Duffield St.

Items of business:

  • Approve the annual report of the Centre
  • Elect directors to the Board for a term of two years
  • Approve the appointment of accountant for annual financial review engagement
  • Consider such other business as may properly come before the Annual General Meeting

The Board of Directors & staff invite you to join us for a light lunch following the AGM.


Assiniboine Park Zoo

Tuesday, July 2nd (2595 Roblin Blvd)

Departing the Centre at 9:30 a.m.

Join us for a visit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Come enjoy the animals and A Journey to Churchill where the polar bears play. Check out the new baby at the Gibbons house and see the Heavy Horse Exhibit. Enjoy the Tundra Grill Café for lunch before heading home. Participants are responsible for their own lunch. Please meet at the front gate off of Roblin Blvd if you are meeting us there. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 26th

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

Folkfest – Birds Hill Park

Friday, July 12th

Departing the Centre at 10:00 a.m.

Join us for a day at Manitoba’s Folkfest for music, shopping and amazing food. There’s something magical about Folkfest that makes everyone who attends feel relaxed. There is music for everyone with 9 different stages to attend. This adventure includes admission and one food voucher. We suggest participants bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, sunscreen and water bottles. We will be leaving the park at 3pm. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 5th

Seven Oaks House Museum

Tuesday, August 13th (50 Mac St)

Departing the Centre at 10:00 a.m.

Seven Oaks House is the oldest remaining house in Winnipeg. It was built in 1851-53 for John and Mary (Sinclair) Inkster, the heads of an influential Métis family in the Red River Settlement. Their first log farm house (c.1831) still stands nearby and is among one of the oldest buildings in Manitoba. Today their restored homestead and it’s stunning examples of Red River architecture invite visitors to step back in time and experience life as it was for a family in the 19th century. Once we have enjoyed the museum and the neighbouring park we will head to Salisbury House for a bite to eat. Participants are responsible for their own lunch. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 8th

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