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Upcoming Events


April 2019

New Member Orientation
Tuesday, April 16
1:00 pm—2:00 pm
This orientation will provide new members (or existing members seeking more info 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 Front Reception.

Easter Brunch
Thursday, April 18
11:00am to 12:30pm
Cost: $12
MenuAssorted pastries, assorted salads, scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, vegetables, rice, chicken with herb cream sauce, carved ham, coconut cake, coffee and tea.
Deadline for ticket purchase is April 16 by 3 pm.

Race Weekend Kick-Off Event
Tuesday, April 23
12:30pm-1:30pm
Let’s kick off Team Good Companions with a bang! Join us for an afternoon of fun, games, door prizes, FREE refreshments, and assistance with on the spot registration. The event will take place in the back dining room. Sign up to walk, run or cheer, and receive your Good Companions race day swag. Never taken part in an organized walk or run before? Fear not! There will be a large group of walkers/runners, which means we can do this together! Please RSVP for this event at Front Reception.

Birthday Party
Friday, April 26
1:15pm
Entertainment will be provided by Ukaphonease, led by David Jones. Cake, ice cream, coffee or tea will be served after the show. There is no charge for members celebrating birthdays; $4 for all others. Guest tickets are available at Front Reception on the day of the party. The birthday party is brought to you by First Memorial Funeral Services.

Day Trip
Merrickville & Smiths Falls, ON- SOLD OUT
Tuesday, April 30
9:00am—4:30pm
Cost: $70 (non-members pay $10 extra per person)
Includes:

  • Motorcoach transportation (depart from and return to TGC)
  • Spend the morning in Merrickville. You may choose to visit the Blockhouse Museum or the Rideau Canal Locks. You can also shop the many boutiques, art galleries and studios the village has to offer.
  • Lunch at the historic Baldachin Country Inn
  • Guided tour of Canopy Growth Corporation (cannabis innovation on the world stage)

May 2019

Mother’s Day Tea
Monday, May 6
1:00pm
Cost: $5
Entertainment will be provided by Deanne Vance. The dessert will feature Frasier Torte, Coffee and Tea.
Deadline for ticket purchase is May 3 by 3 pm.

Member’s Meeting
Tuesday, May 7
1:00 pm
Room 142/147
Monique Doolittle-Romas, Executive Director, and Stacy Levac, Board Vice President, will be hosting the meeting.  All members are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting.  This is a great opportunity to find out what is happening at your Centre.

Spring Fling Lunch and Dance
(licensed event with a cash bar)
Wednesday, May 15
Cost: $13
MenuMixed Greens Salad, Pan Seared Breast of Chicken, Fresh Herb Cream, Wild Rice, Spring Vegetables, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp, Coffee and Tea.
Entertainment will be provided by The Grey Jazz Combo Band.
Deadline for ticket purchase is May 13 by 3 pm.

Birthday Party
Friday, May 24
1:15pm
Entertainment will be provided by The Good Companions Choir, led by Sandra Dean. Cake, ice cream, coffee or tea will be served after the show. There is no charge for members celebrating birthdays; $4 for all others. Guest tickets are available at Front Reception on the day of the party. The birthday party is brought to you by First Memorial Funeral Services.


Alan P. Sentance Educational Seminars

Seminars at The Good Companions are free. Members and non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please 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
(613) 236-0428
OC Transpo bus Routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99


April 2019

The Artistry of Paul Simon (Part 2): Simon in Love
Presented by Brian McGurrin
Wednesday, April 17
Free OC Transpo rides for seniors on Wednesdays
10:30am—11:30am
Part 2 of The Artistry Of Paul Simon begins with the period in which he was living and working in England, and romantically involved with a young English girl who inspired the writing of three of his most beautiful songs. This segment will also discuss the sudden explosive success of Simon’s partnership with Art Garfunkel in 1965 and some of their most memorable songs.


May 2019

CNIB: Sight Loss, Programs & Services
Presented by Kathleen Forestell from CNIB
Wednesday, May 1
Free OC Transpo rides for seniors on Wednesdays
10:30 – 11:30am
Kathleen Forestell, CNIB’s Lead for Community Outreach will discuss sight loss, her personal experience as a person who is partially sighted, and explain the various CNIB programs and services that are available to support individuals who are blind or partially sighted.

Let’s Go to the Movies: The Best Song Oscars of The 1950s
Presented by Brian McGurrin
Wednesday, May 22
Free OC Transpo rides for seniors on Wednesdays
10:30 – 11:30am
Every year since 1934, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has presented an Academy Award (an “Oscar”) to the songwriters who have composed the best original song written specifically for a feature film. You may remember some or all of these songs. You may even remember some of the movies where these songs were first performed, and some of the singers who performed them, like Nat King Cole, Frankie Laine, Mario Lanza… but, strange to say, hardly anyone remembers the songwriters who win these awards. For example, Sammy Cahn claims that he put more words into the mouth of Frank Sinatra than any other songwriter. Come and listen to some of the best songs from the movies of the 1950s, and maybe a few anecdotes about the people who actually wrote them.