Winter Program Registration
January 9, 10, 11
10:00am to 2:00pm
Registration can be done in person or over the phone (during registration hours by credit card only). Please see the Winter Program Guide for a full list of the programs being offered. If you have any questions, please call 613-236-0428 and ask to speak to a member of the Day Centre team.
New Member Orientation
Tuesday, January 23
1:00pm – 2:00pm
This orientation will provide new members (or existing members seeking more information about TGC) with the opportunity to meet other new members and staff. There will be mingling, refreshments and details on all the Centre has to offer. There is no charge for this event. RSVP at reception.
Rabbie Burns Lunch
(licensed event with a cash bar)
Wednesday, January 24
11:30am Piping-in and address to the Haggis followed by lunch.
Menu: Grape Juice, Cockie Leekie Soup, Carved Roast Beef, Gravy, Taters and Neeps, Green Beans, Apple Shortbread Pie, Coffee and Tea.
1:00pm Entertainment will be provided by The Chords.
Deadline for ticket purchase is January 22nd by 3:00pm.
Friday, January 26
Entertainment will be provided by Musical Memories with Mary-Ellen.
Cake, ice-cream, coffee or tea will be served after the show. There is no charge to members celebrating birthdays; $4 for all others. Guest tickets are available at Front Reception on the day of the party.
Alan P. Sentance Educational Seminars. Seminars at The Good Companions are Free. Members and Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Register in person or call Front Reception. Parking available.
Visit our website: www.thegoodcompanions.ca
The Good Companions – Seniors’ Centre
670 Albert St, Ottawa, ON, K1R 6L2
OC Transpo bus Routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
Chatting About Music: The Minstrel Songs of Stephen Foster
Provided by Brian McGurry
Wednesday, January 17
10:30am – 11:30am
Stephen Foster left behind a body of about two hundred published songs but his initial and greatest successes are found in his minstrel songs such as Oh! Susanna (1848), The Camptown Races (1850), The Old Folks at Home (1851), My Old Kentucky Home (1853), and many more. The American Minstrel show represented the first, great infusion of African-American culture into popular entertainment, but it was also a caricature of black culture as viewed by whites, initially created by whites with blackened faces and painted lips. Come and listen to Foster’s minstrel songs and discover how he “transformed the genre” and developed a new form of minstrel song that did NOT ridicule African-Americans.
Active Release Technique For The Active Senior
Presented by Michael Michaud RMT, ART and Brittany
Gaudet RMT, RAc
Tuesday, January 23
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) is a hands-on treatment used for treating soft-tissue (i.e. muscle, tendon, fascia, nerves). Plan to attend this very informative session and learn how this technique can treat common problems such hip, shoulder and knee pain and other problems.