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Upcoming Events

August 2018


Repeat Performance Fashion Show and Tea
Wednesday, Aug 15
1:00pm
Cost: $5
Free OC Transpo rides for seniors on Wednesdays
To celebrate National Thrift Store Day, we will be having a fashion show to showcase the wonderful selection of clothing and accessories found in our one and only Repeat Performance. Keith Murfin will be our accompanist on the piano and our emcee for the event will be Beryl McKale. The dessert will feature fruit tart, coffee and tea.
Deadline for ticket purchase is August 13th by 3pm.

5th Annual Pride BBQ Lunch
Tuesday, Aug 21
Cost: $13
12:00pm – Menu: Roll, Blueberry BBQ Chicken, Roasted Red Potato, Mixed Greens Salad, Thai Noodle Salad, Beet Salad, Rainbow Cake, Coffee and Tea.
1:00pm – Entertainment will be provided by the talented barbershop quartet, Barbershop Therapy.
Deadline for ticket purchase is August 17th by 3pm.

Day Trip
Smiths Falls & Perth, ON
Tuesday, August 28
9:00am – 4:30pm
Cost: $65 (non-members pay $10 extra per person)
Includes:

  • Motorcoach transportation (depart from and return to TGC)
  • Guided tour of Canopy Growth (cannabis innovation on the world stage)
  • Lunch at Michael’s Table (Perth, ON)
  • Shopping at your leisure in historic downtown Perth

September 2018

Wellness Fair & Open House
Wednesday, September 5
9:30am-2:30pm
Free OC Transpo rides for seniors on Wednesdays
This event will feature information on health, safety and social services in the Ottawa area, and will highlight the programs and services at The Good Companions. FREE lunch, FREE admission, FREE parking, door prizes, seminars, exhibits, fitness and cooking demonstrations and much more! This event is brought to you in partnership with the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario and sponsored by the Ministry of Seniors Affairs.

Fall Program Registration
September 11, 12, 13
10:00am—2:00pm
Rooms 142/147
Registration can be done in person or over the phone (during registration hours by credit card only). Please see the Fall 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.

Fall Rhapsody Lunch and Dance
Wednesday, September 19
Cost: $12
12:00 pm            Menu:  Mixed Greens Salad, 4 oz. Strip Loin Steak with Shrimp Skewer, Roast Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Apple Cobbler, Coffee and Tea.
1:00 pm              Entertainment provided by the Rideau River Ramblers
Deadline for ticket purchase is September 17 by 3pm.

Ottawa Public Library 50+ Short Story Contest Award Ceremony
Tuesday, September 25
1:30pm— 2:30pm
Come join us for an afternoon of storytelling. The Good Companions will be hosting this year’s award ceremony. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Very limited seats available. This is a free event but registration is required.

Birthday Party & 15 Year Recognition Tea
Friday, September 28
1:15pm
Entertainment will be provided by Ladies of the Day Chorus. The September birthday party is sponsored by Revera—Landmark Court.
Cake, ice-cream, coffee or tea will be served after the show. There is no charge for members celebrating birthdays; $4 for all others. Members celebrating 15 years of paid membership this year (consecutive membership – April 1, 2003 to March 31, 2018 will receive an invitation by mail). 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. 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

August 2018


Basic First Aid For Seniors
Presented by Robert Wilson, from Ottawa Paramedic Services
Thursday, August 16
10:00am – 11:30am
Please join us for this very informative session provided by Ottawa Paramedic Services. Learn tips to stay safe and healthy at home. Paramedic Robert Wilson will teach you some very basic first aid – such as what to do for bleeds, burns, broken bones, falls, and signs of stroke and heart attacks. Come and have your questions answered!

Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for Self-Healing
Presented by Dr. Yu Ming Ye
Tuesday, August 21
10:30am – 11:30am
Open the fascinating TCM map to explore the interesting healing history. Understand how we can use the Ancient Wisdom in our modern, fast-paced life.

Keeping Seniors Safe Online
Presented by Israel Connect
Wednesday, August 29
10:30pm – 12:00pm
In today’s day and age, we are living a portion of our lives online. Whether it is directly, by surfing the web, or indirectly, by being a client of a company like a bank that stores our information online.
Israel Connect has put together a short course to help empower individuals so that they can better understand what information goes online, where it goes, and how to take steps to keep ourselves safe.


September 2018 

Christmas Without Debt
Presented by Gary Rusyn, from Credit Counselling Society
Thursday, September 6
10:3011:30am
The Credit Counselling Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to teaching Canadians the basics about money management in a fun, engaging, non-judgmental way. CCS is back to The Good Companions and this time you will learn how to plan ahead to avoid a debt hangover in January.
This is a free presentation. All in the community are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please note and respect that our centre is scent free. Please register in person or call Front Reception to reserve your spot.


Chatting About Music: The Artistry of Paul Simon
Presented by Garry McGurrin
Wednesday, September 19
Free OC Transpo rides for seniors on Wednesdays
10:30—11:30am
Paul Simon’s parents would kvetch to their son, “You practice guitar for six hours a day when you should be studying. What do you want to be, a musician?” Of course, they had no way of knowing that their son would become one of the outstanding singer-songwriters of the 20th century. Come and hear about Paul’s childhood friendship with Art Garfunkel, their early efforts as a musical duo, and their role in the folk music revival of the sixties up to the time of The Sound of Silence and their first album released in 1964, titled Wednesday Morning, 3 AM. This is a free presentation. All in the community are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please note and respect that our centre is scent free. Please register in person or call Front Reception to reserve your spot.