Activities

CLSA offers a diverse range of activities to suit your interests. We invite you to come hone your music skills, brush up on your Spanish, practice your brushstrokes in art class, discover something new at a general-interest talk, or boost your physical activity in a fitness class. There is always something new to learn!

Our catalogue is your go-to for all current activity information. If you don't see something offered here, your CLSA membership gives you access to 10+ other seniors centres' programming around the city.

Program Cancellation Policy

If it is necessary for CLSA to cancel a program, you will be notified prior to the program start date. In this situation, refunds or credits will be issued to your account. Courses may be cancelled due to low enrolment, extreme weather, instructor unavailability, and facility maintenance.

 

Programs at CLSA

Art Classes

  • Acrylics (Brushwork, Nature Scenery)

  • Coloured Pencil

  • Drawing (Facial Features in perspective, Caricatures, Sketching for Painters)

  • Painting with Gouache

  • Pastel Pencils

  • Watercolour

  • Watercolour & Pen

Dance Classes

  • Tap (Recreational and Performance)

  • Hula (Coconut, Hibiscus, Plumeria)

  • Social (Ballroom)

  • Ballroom

  • Dance Fitness

Computers

and Devices

  • How-to classes on tablets, smartphones, the Internet, and programs such as Microsoft Word will be offered in a one-on-one setting customized to suit you and your needs.

Music Classes

  • Ukulele and Guitar Lessons (Group and Individual)

  • Piano Lessons (Individual)

  • *NEW* Harmonica for Fun

  • *NEW* Drum Journey, Hand drumming, Djembe

  • Harmonica

  • Music Appreciation (History of Jazz)

  • Due to COVID, Singing Classes are on hold for the 2021 Season.

 Language Classes

  • French

  • Spanish

    • Conversational Practice

    • Beginner

    • Intermediate

    • Advanced

General Interest

  • Birds & Nature

  • Philosophers Cafe 

  • Finances

  • Health and Wellness Presentations

  • Legal Documents

  • Gardening

  • Transit talks

  • Due to COVID-19, Off-Site Adventures are cancelled for the 2021 Season.

Fitness Classes

 

When it comes to being fit and strong, age does not need to be a barrier! Staying active with regular movement can help you age well and maintain independence.

Which fitness program is right for you?

Follow these three steps to determine what your ability level may be.

 

Step 1: It is advisable to check with your doctor prior to taking any exercise program.

Step 2: Decide what it is you enjoy doing.

Step 3: Determine your ability level by answering the questions below.

In our Catalogue, workout intensity level will be indicated by the following letters:

  • Gentle (G)

  • Moderate (M)

  • Vigorous (V)

  • Specialty Programs (SP)

 

For a Quick Link to our Fitness Centre Page click here.

  • Have you been sedentary for the last few months?

  • Do you get breathless easily?

  • Do you lack joint flexibility and muscle strength?

  • Do you feel you are not ready for regular physical activity?

Gentle programs may include a cardio component of 15–25 minutes of aerobic exercises with no/limited floor exercises.

Classes Recommended for You

  • Balance & Strength

  • Better Balance

  • Co-ed Gentle Move & Groove

  • Roaring Lions Walking Group

  • Essentrics for Seniors (G)

  • Myofascial Release

  • Restorative Back Fitness (G-M)

  • Pilates: Seated/Standing (G)

  • Tai Chi – Yang Style (Level 1)

  • Yoga: Structural – Beginners

  • Yoga: Gentle Hatha, Iyengar Stretch & Relax - Beginner (G)

Gentle (G)

Moderate (M)

  • Have you participated in moderate level physical activities for the past few months?

 

Moderate activities will cause you to sweat and breathe harder. On a scale of 0–10 (with 10 being maximum effort and 0 being at rest), moderate activities are about 5–6. Moderate programs aim for 25–35 minutes of aerobic exercise and may include floor exercises.

Classes Recommended for You

  • *NEW* Barre Fitness

  • Cardio Ball & Yogasize

  • Cardio Fit & Yogasize

  • *NEW* Chair Challenge

  • Co-ed Keep Fit (M)

  • *NEW* Dance Fit with Kathy

  • Golden Gloves Fitness (M-V)

  • Hoop Dance 

  • Hoop Fit & Stretch

  • Golf Conditioning (M-V)

  • Tai Chi - Yang Style: Level 2, 3, & Sabre

  • Essentrics: Release, Re-balance & Restore (G-M)

  • Essentrics: Stretch & Tone (M)

  • Fitness for the Pandemic

  • Pilates: Mat Work (G-M)

  • Strength Training (M-V)

  • Totally Fitness for Active Agers (M-V)

  • Yoga: Hatha, Iyengar & Structural - Intermediate

Vigorous (V)

  • Have you been active for an extended period/months?

  • Do you have stamina for 30–40 minutes of cardio exercise with floor exercises?

Some programs may include interval training.

Classes Recommended for You

  • *NEW* Cardio Rhythm

  • Cardio Fit & Yogasize

  • Dance Fitness

  • Co-ed Keep Fit (V)

  • Step & Strength Cardio for Active Agers

  • Strength Training (V)

  • Strength Training Progressive

  • Tabata Fit for Active Agers

Specialty Programs (SP)

These programs are designed to meet individual, group and/or seasonal requests. Space is limited in some; register early.

Classes Recommended for You

  • Minds in Motion

  • Sleeping Yoga for Insomnia & Stress Relief

  • Self Defence for Older Adults (M)