Activities

Activities run from September to June inclusive. During the school summer months of July and August, there are no activities due to City run summer camp programs.
For some activities there is a modified summer schedule held in private club venues. For further details view individual activities, specifically for Badminton and Table Tennis.
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In poor weather or Holidays, please call the centre at 905-615-4780 ext 2819 to confirm if senior activities are running. Generally, when NO school buses are running, then NO activities will take place. RGSFC SNOW DAY

The River Grove Senior Friendship Club offers the following activities:
Activity Schedule   (Please check for Activity cancellations.)

Activity Cancellations
Badminton
Ballroom Dance Social
Ballroom Line Dancing
Carpet Bowling
Casino Bus
Crafts
Kurling
Day Bus Trips
Euchre
Fitness
Line Dancing
Pickle Ball
Table Tennis
Tai Chi
Yoga
Zumba
Bingo
Guest Speaker Seminars

Activity Cancellations

All activities are suspended until further notice.
Date posted: Oct 12, 2020

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Badminton

Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30pm – 3:00pm Activity fee  $ 1.00
Activity Leader: Denice Miller
This program is suitable for both novices and advanced players. You will enjoy a fun filled 3 1/2 hour badminton afternoon. Generally, the games are based on playing doubles. This will accommodate more people and enhance the fun. You can chose to play either relaxed or competitive games. Participants are required to wear appropriate indoor shoes. In addition to fostering friendship, you can also enhance play skills, team techniques and interaction through badminton games. Subject to availability of funds, we will run a summer badminton program during July and August at a private badminton club as the Senior center is not available.
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Ballroom Dance Social

Friday mornings from 10am to 12 noon. Activity fee $ 1.00.
Activity Leader: Ernie Catapang
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Ballroom Line Dancing

Wednesday 11:15am-12:15pm. Activity fee $3.00.
Activity Leader: Ying Yu Tan
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Carpet Bowling

Monday 9:30am-12:00pm. Activity fee $1.00.
Activity Leader: Mike Venantius
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Casino Bus

Casino Trips are organized by Ursula Manteufel.
Popular Casino trips are to Casino Rama, Fallsview Casino, Georgian Downs and Niagara, Look at the bulletin Board in the Senior’s room for up coming trips and special events. All bookings will be accepted 6 weeks prior to departure and can be booked on-line at:
rgctrips@gmail.com  Future trips are as follows:

No trips are currently scheduled

Demand for our Casino Trips is growing and so it is now necessary to have a formal policy on seat allocation.
Bus Policy
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Crafts

Have you ever wondered what goes on at Wednesday Afternoon Crafts? We have an instructor who shares her expertise in teaching crochet or knitting techniques. They also create seasonal decorating items, for their own use.
The Crafters usually create and donate baby blankets and hats for the preemie ward at the local hospital. Items like lap blankets and twiddle muffs are made and donated to senior care homes
And of course there is always refreshments and socializing
DROP IN, VISIT WITH US AND STAY AWHILE
Wednesday 1:pm-3pm. Activity fee $1.00
Activity Leader: Nicole Ryan
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Kurling

Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pm. Activity fee $1.00
Activity Leader: John & Nuala O’Toole
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Day Bus Trips

Bus trips are with Great Canadian Holidays and organized by Maisie McMullen. Look at the bulletin Board in the Senior’s room for up coming trips and special events.
River Grove Seniors Friendship Club offers approximately 4 day trips and 1 overnight trip during the Club year. (September – June). Members have priority but non-members are welcome if space is available. For more information, please contact Maisie McMullen at 905-826-3046.

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Euchre

Tuesday 1:00pm-3:30pm Activity fee $2.00
Activity Leader: Maisie McMullen
River Grove Seniors Friendship Club has a very active Euchre Club, playing every Tuesday Afternoon, (September – June) 1 – 3pm. We have a weekly fee of $2.00 per member, half of the funds are to support the Club and the balance is given back in prize money. Tea and coffee are served. If you like to play cards then our Euchre Club is the place for you.
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Fitness

The main focus of the class is to improve and/or maintain your abilities to perform your daily activities whatever they may be and have fun being fit. For general fitness benefits please click here

Monday and Friday 1:00pm-2:00pm in the Fitness Studio, Activity fee $3.00
Activity Leader: Fred Dunbar
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Line Dancing

Thursday 10:00am-11:00am in the seniors room. Activity fee $3:00
Activity Leader: Theresa (Violeta) Chua
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Pickle Ball

Thursday 9:30am-12:00pm. Activity fee $1.00
Activity Leader: Darrel Davidson
Pickle ball is a racquet game for all ages. Its popularity is growing due to the low cost and quick learning curve, especially if you’ve played other racquet sports. Pickle Ball is fast paced and is a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis.
Participants are required to wear appropriate indoor shoes.
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Table Tennis

Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm and Thursday 12:30pm-3:00pm. Activity fee $1.00
Activity Leader: Tommy Maw
Participants are required to wear appropriate indoor shoes. Generally, the games are based on playing doubles. This will accommodate more people to play the game and foster team spirit. The games are recreational to encourage beginners and to have fun.
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Tai Chi

Thursday 11:15am-12:15pm in the Seniors Room
Activity Leader: Sandra Arch
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Yoga

Wednesday 10:00am-11:00am Seniors room.
Activity fee $30.00 (a 10wk prepaid program)
Activity Leader: Marie McRorie & Patricia Gottschlich
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Zumba Gold

Wednesday1:00pm-2:00pm in the Fitness Studio. Activity Fee $3.00
Activity Leader: Yoko Piercey
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Bingo

Thursday 1:00pm-3:00pm starting from Nov 14, 2019 in the Senior Room.
Activity Fee $1.00,  Bingo cards: $1.00 per card, no limit on cards. (only full house – 10games – time permitting)
Note: there will be no Bingo on the last Thursday of the month when
there is a guest speaker.
Activity Leader: Bharatig Gogia
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Guest Speaker Seminars

Last Thursday of the month in the Senior Room.
For details, refer to the EVENTS page
Activity Leader: Rose Tan
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