Friday, August 23
Entertainment will be provided by Charles Gregoire. 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- SOLD OUT
Kingston, ON (Smooth 70’s Lunch Cruise)
Tuesday, August 27
9:00am – 6:30pm
Cost: $105 (non-members pay $10 extra per person)
Motorcoach transportation (depart from and return to TGC)
Visit to the Kingston Farmer’s Market
Enjoy a three-hour ‘Heart of the Islands’ cruise throughout the world famous, scenic 1000 Islands region aboard the glass-covered, climate-controlled Island Star
Three course lunch
Musical entertainment by Spencer Evans, singing the best pop-rock hits of the 1970s
Wellness Fair & Open House
Wednesday, September 4
9:30am – 2:30pm
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 chili and corn bread, 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 for Seniors and Accessibility.
Fall Program Registration
September 10, 11, 12
10:00am – 2:00pm
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
(licensed event with a cash bar)
Wednesday, September 18
12:00 pm Menu: Tossed Greens Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, Pork Tenderloin with Pear Maple Sauce, Cranberry Couscous, Mixed Seasonal Vegetables, Apple Harvest Pudding, Coffee and Tea.
1:00 pm Entertainment provided by the Original Trillium Dixieland Jazz Band.
Deadline for ticket purchase is September 16 by 3pm.
New Member Orientation
Tuesday, September 24
1:00pm – 2:00pm
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.
Birthday Party & 15 Year Recognition Tea
Friday, September 27
Entertainment will be provided by Aged in Harmony Chorus. Members celebrating 15 years of paid membership this year (consecutive membership- April 1, 2004 to March 31, 2019) will receive an invitation by mail. 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
OC Transpo bus Routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
Canadian Patriotic Songs & Anthems
Presented by Brian McGurrin
Wednesday, August 21
Free OC Transpo rides for seniors on Wednesdays
10:00 – 11:00am
“Way down upon de Swanee Ribber, far, far away….” It’s no secret that many Floridians became increasingly repelled by the racist lyrics of their official State song (Stephen Foster’s Old Folks at Home), with lines such as, “darkies….still longin’ for the old plantation…” Surely, the function of an anthem is to inspire a sense of unity and pride by evoking the history and traditions and struggles of an entire province or nation, not just those belonging to a majority culture or belonging to a particular ethnicity or language or gender. But that can be difficult to accomplish. To what extent do Canadians share a common history and culture? What is the origin of O Canada, and how did it come to be fully accepted as our “National” anthem?
Making Your Money Last: 10 Principles for Living in Retirement
Presented by Filipe de Souza, Financial Advisor
Tuesday, September 24
11:00am – 12:00pm
Please join us for the first presentation in a very informative series of Financial Educational Seminars. Financial Advisor Filipe de Souza will bring his expertise and present a seminar designed for retirees, and those planning for their transition into retirement, to learn how to achieve a stable, steady income so they can live the kind of retirement lifestyle they desire while helping protect their retirement investments from unforeseen events.