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.

Winnipeg Dessert Tour

Part 1: Friday, July 6th – Chaeban Ice Cream (390 Osborne St.)

Part 2: Friday, July 27th – BDI (766 Jubilee Ave.)

Part 3: Tuesday, July 31st – Baked Expectations (161 Osborne St.)

**For all trips we will be leaving the Centre at 1:00 p.m.**

Tag along on this three-part dessert tour starting Friday July 6th at the recently-opened Chaeban Ice Cream Shop on Osborne Street. Next we will be visiting the locally renowned Bridge Drive-In (BDI) on Friday, July 27th. The tour will conclude Tuesday, July 31st at Baked Expectations located in the heart of Osborne Village. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Cost: Pay-per-serving


Winnipeg Goldeye’s Game

Tuesday, July 10th
Departing the Centre at 10:15 a.m.

Don’t miss your back-to-back defending champions take on Sioux Falls in this matinee ball game. Registration includes Grand Slam Ticket, hot dog, chips, canned drink, and mini donuts. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 27th


Morden’s Chocolates

Tuesday, July 17th
674 Sargent Avenue

Departing the Centre at 10:00 a.m.
Class from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Satisfy your sweet and salty cravings with a hands-on candy and wafer-making workshop facilitated by Morden’s Chocolatier. Please note: Bathrooms are located on the second floor of this building with no elevator. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 6th

Morris Stampede

Friday, July 20th

Departing the Centre at 10:30 a.m.

Experience the one and only professional rodeo in Manitoba. Well known for his energy, costumes, and crowd interaction, Gordo Bone will lead the stampede in fashion. Register early to witness the energy and antics of Gordo Bone’s Rodeo Show and Chuckwagon Race in Morris, Manitoba. Event schedule to be announced. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 6th

Bella’s Castle Teahouse

Tuesday, July 24th
572 Stephen Street, Morden

Departing the Centre at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy a beautiful getaway lunch at the historic Bella Castle Teahouse in Morden, Manitoba. This century-old stone house is furnished with antiques from the early 1900s to create an authentic visitor experience. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 17th

Program Planning Workshop

Friday, July 6th and Friday, July 13th (if necessary)
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Multipurpose room (Southside) 203 Duffield Street, 3rd Floor

Join fellow members to discuss and explore program themes, issues, and alternatives for the St. James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre. This group session will focus on identifying membership values; program opportunities; and accessibility concerns. Group discussion/activities will be led by summer student Brody Osadick.
**(Members ONLY)

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 4th
(max. 8 people per session)

Lake of the Woods Boat Trip

Wednesday, August 8th

Departing from St. James Civic Centre at 8:00 a.m.

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

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 25th


Winnipeg Trolley Tour

Tuesday, June 19th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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: Wednesday, June 5th

Iberville Hutterite Colony

Friday, August 10th

Departing the Centre at 10:30 a.m.

Join the Centre for a tour of one of our favourite Hutterite Colonies. 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 pies, bread, jam and more from their farmers market. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 3rd

Carman Bell Aura Bistro

Wednesday, August 22nd

Departing the Centre at 10:15 a.m.

Join the Centre as we take a drive to Carmen for a beautiful lunch buffet provided by Bell Aura Bistro. This diner serves delightful and nutritious homemade dishes inside what was formerly used as a Presbyterian Church. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 14th

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Tuesday, August 14th
85 Israel Asper Way

Departing the Centre at 10:00 a.m.

Come on down to the Forks and experience an interpretive tour at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. This 90-minute tour will focus on several exhibitions and galleries including the One Woman’s Resistance exhibition, Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom exhibition; and the Examining the Holocaust gallery. These exhibitions are offered for a limited time only – Don’t miss your chance to learn about these pivotal moments in human history. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 3rd

McLeod House Tea Room

Tuesday, August 28th
292 Main Street, Stonewall

Departing the Centre at 10:45 a.m.

McLeod House serves a variety of homemade desserts, homemade soup, four varieties of delicious sandwiches, and salads with freshly made dressings and a daily feature item. Participants are responsible for paying for their own lunch. Afterwards, we will do a bit of shopping in Stonewall. Carpooling Volunteers Needed.