The City of Cambridge has four 50+ Recreation Centres which offer a variety of great activities for active older adults! Whether you are looking to get fit or stay fit, learn a new instrument or art form, expand your knowledge or enjoy a friendly game of cards, we have something for everyone.

An annual membership to our 50+ Recreation Centres costs $31.82(plus HST) and includes access to all four 50+ community centres, free drop-in programs, a discount on registered program fees, access to clubs and more!

Recreation & Leisure Resources for Older Adults While Practicing Physical Distancing

 Physical Activities
 

Canada's National Ballet School (NBS) wants to share the power of dance and help you find creative ways to keep moving. Through the power of technology bring the joy of dance into your home. Online dance resources to keep you moving in your own home  


The Local YMCA’s have compiled a number of options to keep you active at home. Opportunities for all ages and abilities. Classes include Zumba, Zumba Gold, Beginner and Advanced Bootcamp as well as Flow and weight classes.  


Von Smart Program Exercise and Falls Prevention Program - group excersie that is high mobility-low impact.


Falls training program (12 training modules provided by the Upper Grand Family Health Team & VON Canada).


The National Institute of Aging - Go 4 Life Program has provided strength & flexibility exercises.


MOSSA Moves is offering several free workout sessions for individuals of all levels of fitness.


Gentle Chair Yoga (30 minute session) provided by University Health - LEAP Service.


Walking/Mindfulness - daily walking 10 minute mindful practices.

 Arts & Culture
 

Experience virtual museum tours from around the world, an alternative to in-person visits: 

Royal Ontario Museum - Toronto, British Museum - London, Guggenheim Museum - New York, and National Gallery of Art - Washington DC., Musee d'Orsay - Paris, National Museum of Contemporary Art - Seoul, Pergamon Museum - Berlin, Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum - Amsterdam, The J Paul Getty Museum - Los Angeles, Uffizi Gallery - Florence,  MASP - Sao Paulo, and National Museum of Anthropology - Mexico City.


The Museum is offering several live streamed events, activities, and learning resources.


Virtual art classes, tours and exhibitions via the Homer Watson House and Gallery.

View sea life virtually from popular aquariums - Ripleys Aquarium of Canada, and the  Vancouver Aquarium


Endless virtual opportunities to view landmarks, art, history, cultural sites and architecture from around the world. 


National Arts Centre is providing a number of scheduled performances by Canadian Artists from various venues that have been impacted by the current covid-19 pandemic.


Awe inspiring Cirque du Soleil show footage and fan favourite videos.  Exercise the cirque way, learn new makeup techniques or dive into virtual reality.


Interested in viewing some Unesco sites?  Take a virtual tour without having to leave your home.

 Crafts/DIY Projects
 

There are many sewing projects that you may enjoy including the Cambridge Memorial Hospital sewing mask challenge,  creating DIY reusable produce bags,  DIY tote bags, and you may like to check out HGTV's 10 easy sewing projects for beginners.  Create your own hand-sewn face mask - no sewing machine required.


If knitting is more you thing why not try to knit a simple dishcloth, or absolute beginners may wish to try your hand at knitting a scarf, and for those of you wishing to help a great cause why not knit hats for premature babies


There are many online colouring books that you may wish to download, enabling you to spend some relaxing moments  seeing your creations come to life.  Try the world museum colouring book, Super Colouring Pages for adults, or try Just Colour which offers various colouring pages to suit your mood.


Enjoy painting?  Why not sit back, relax and enjoy the images that Bob Ross has to offer.


If you fancy trying your hand at drawing why not check out the quick beginner's guide to drawing.

 Education and Information

Seniors and Technology Survey

University of Toronto is surveying seniors about technology use and social isolation.

Your input will help them understand how senior citizens use technology and how accepting they are to having technology in the home to assess for social isolation.  You may do this survey online or over telephone.

Telephone: (416) 946 – 8573 OR  online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MVT6SQG

Eligibility for this study:

• 55 years or older • Living in the community • Fluent in English • Living in Canada • Not living in a long-term care facility • Are capable of providing informed consent


Feel like doing some online learning?  The Massachusettes Institute of Learning (MIT) is offering free and open publication of thousands of MIT courses within their curriculum, ranging from introductory to the most advanced graduate level.  Best of all there is no sign up required, no enrollment needed, and no start and end dates.  Happy learning.


OpenLearn is providing free access to gradudate and undergraduate course materials including subjects such as arts, history, business and education, to information technology, math, science, and statistiacs, health and technology.  They have provided many options for you to choose from.


Perhaps you would like to try learning a new language while at home?  Duolingo provides a free service to teach several different languages with quick, daily lessons. 


Get your popcorn ready, sit back and enjoy hundreds of shows, movies and live t.v. from CBC's free streaming services.

 Nature
 

Explore birding in your local area, and learn what species you see when out walking (practicing proper social distancing).  Ebird is a collaborative tool where users may upload local bird sightings, which aids as useful research for conservation areas regarding the local biodiversity.


Interested in visiting one of Canada's National ParksParks Canada has put a number of its parks on google street view, thereby allowing you to travel to new parks destinations from the comfort of your home.  Check out parts of Banff National Park, as well as some historical sites.


Take some time to view The Nature of Things.  CBC's website has various nature docuseries uploaded on various topics such as Canada's grasslands to Arctic ice.

 Games & Puzzles
 

Crossword puzzles are a great way to engage the mind while passing the time.  We've got a few options to you - why not give them a try?  Washington Post CrosswordsBest Crosswords, Readers Digest Canada, or Boatload Puzzles.


Wordsearch Puzzles are always a fun activity to while away the hours - so give these a try.  The Alzheimer Society of Canada has provided some online puzzles for your enjoyment,  you may enjoy The Word Search, or WordSearchPuzzles.


Sudoku more you thing?  We've got some online challenges for you - Sudoku.com, 24/7 Sudoku, and the NY Times Sudoku.


Is your brain in need of a workout?  Why not try some brain teasers/trivia games and give your brain some exercise!


Jig Saw puzzles - try these out & you won't lose any pieces on the floor while completing them!  Jig Saw Planet, and Jig Saw Explorer.

WOW.......

No Technology/Device Required (just a home phone)

 

Are you looking for something to do that doesn't involve having to utilize your device/technology?  Perhaps you have a relative, friend, or neighbour that does not have access to the internet and you're looking for suggestions to keep them engaged. 

Feel free to share Activities for Older Adults to Do At Home Without Technology.


WOW Social is here! 

 

If you have a phone then you can join WOW Social.  The program is an extension of the Without Walls (WOW) telephone service that’s open to all older adults in the city. This program offers groups of people the opportunity to get together over the phone for conversation, trivia games, bingo, and even musical sessions while our in-person programs and services are closed.  Be sure to spread the word to anyone you know that may be interested in this type of program - we hope to hear from them soon!


Contribute To Cambridge 2020: Local History of a Pandemic

We invite you to participate in a new initiative to capture a unique snapshot in time.

Cambridge 2020: Local History of a Pandemic is a digital archive project to collect personal experiences of living, working and coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participating will take just a few minutes but your contributions will become a valuable part of our archival collection. We would like the project to represent the experiences of many different people and sectors across the community. Submissions can include written accounts, photos, drawings, and even audio and video recordings - whatever has been a significant experience for you or your group.

Visit engageCambridge.ca for more information and to submit your mementoes electronically. Anyone submitting will be asked to provide consent for their items to be collected and shared through future displays. Feel free to invite others you know that might be interested in participating.

Thank you in advance for taking part in this important initiative that will help document this period of history for the Cambridge community.

The Celebration Interview Project

The four Age Friendly Committees of Waterloo Region have joined together to highlight the contributions and community involvement of several older adults from the Region in The Celebration Interview Project.

These people have embraced their status as a senior, and rather than see it as an impediment or liability, they have chosen to use the advantages of their age and life experience to give back to their community!


Useful Agency Information to Access During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Staying Healthy In a Time of Physical Distancing

Physical distancing is helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19, so how can we all feel safe, connected and vibrant during this necessary time of physical distancing?  Let’s begin by focusing on the TOP 10 things we CAN DO.

  1. Rely on accurate information from credible sources about public health matters
  2. Know that it is normal to feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or upset, along with a wide range of other emotional reactions, in the current situation
  3. Allow yourself time to notice and express what you’re feeling
  4. Set limits on how much news coverage you watch
  5. Keep your regular routine as much as possible
  6. Focus on things you can control like getting a good night’s sleep, preparing healthy meals and keeping physically active
  7. Where possible, stay connected to friends and family and reach out to others and support people around you
  8. Begin and end your day with hopeful and positive thoughts
  9. Share good news stories with others
  10. Continue to keep up with your responsibility to maintain physical distance from others.
How Older Adults Can Protect Their Mental Wellness During Covid-19

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) shares practical advice on how to deal with challenges of Covid-19.


The Government of Canada recently launched a new portal dedicated to mental wellness: Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support. This portal provides free online resources, and connects Canadians to peer support workers, social workers, psychologists and other trained professionals for confidential chat sessions or phone calls, in both official languages. Resources include modules for addressing low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation and relationship issues. 


 

COVID-19 Public Health Resources

The Public Health Agency of Canada has resources available to assist seniors and caregivers, including information on how to prevent COVID-19 and tips on taking care of physical and mental health.

 Financial Supports for Older Adults during Covid-19 (updated July 10/20)

Beginning the week of July 6, 2020, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada will provide eligible seniors with a one-time tax-free payment of $300 for seniors eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension, with an additional $200 for seniors eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

This measure would give a total of $500 to individuals who are eligible to receive both the OAS and the GIS, and will help them cover increased costs caused by COVID-19.

Individuals will not have to apply for this additional benefit
.

Govt. has also temporarily extended GIS and Allowance payments if seniors’ 2019 income information has not been assessed.  This will ensure that the most vulnerable seniors continue to receive their benefits when they need them the most. To avoid an interruption in benefits, seniors are encouraged to submit their 2019 income information as soon as possible and no later than by October 1, 2020. You may also find information online at  canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions/notice-covid-19/one-time-payment

 

PM's office releases information on May 12/20 regarding additional financial supports for older adults.

 Grocery/Shopping info during Covid-19

 Shopping tips for older adults 70 years or older.

 

Grocery/essential item delivery options 

 

Local driving company Driverseat has collaborated to provide grocery delivery.  Read an article on Driverseat grocery delivery.
The Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) is assisting seniors, persons with disabilities, and people with underlying medical conditions, their families or caregivers access delivery services of meals, medicine and other essential items that may be required, while staying safe at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Note:  those without internet access, or who require service in a language other than English or French, may contact 211 at any time by dialing 211, 1-877-330-3213 (toll free) or 1-888-340-1001 for TTY service.

Home Meal Delivery During the Pandemic

Do you need prepared meals delivered to your door to help you during this pandemic? Meals on Wheels programs in Waterloo Region are expanding to be able to provide meals for people during the pandemic who do not have friends or family to help them with grocery shopping and cooking. If you are sick or self-isolating and need meals delivered to you, call one of the two Meals on Wheels programs in Waterloo Region. Fees for service are based on client income, to ensure the service is affordable for anyone who needs it.

 

If you live in Cambridge, Kitchener, North Dumfries, or Waterloo you can contact Community Support Connections at communitysupportconnections.org/services/meals-on-wheels/ or (519) 772-8787.

 

If you live in Woolwich, Wellesley or Wilmot Township, you can contact Community Care Concepts at www.communitycareconcepts.ca/contact.htm , (519) 664-1900 or 1-855-664-1900.

 


Access to Food Bank of Waterloo Region During the Pandemic

 If you are experiencing food concerns/shortages as a result of COVID-19, please call The Food Bank of Waterloo Region at 519-743-5576 ext. 340 and leave your name and number.  A representative from the Food Bank will connect with you. 

 Supports Available to Vulnerable Populations Affected by Covid-19

Municipal and community partners are working together to ensure that vulnerable populations and others affected by COVID-19 get the supports that they need.  Region/municipal community supports re covid-19 

 Agency/Resource Info. & Documents

(Helpful resources provided by agencies such as Cambridge Council on Aging, Ontario Caregiver Association etc.)

 
Cambridge Council on Aging

The Cambridge Council on Aging (CCOA) has developed a helpful and concise resource document for your reference during the pandemic www.cambridgecoa.org/covid-19-resources/ 


 Ontario Caregiver Association

The Ontario Caregiver Organization has created CaregivingCommunities  www.ontariocaregiver.ca/caregivingcommunities 

CaregivingCommunities is a new online portal that provides an easy way for people and organizations within the community to find supports needed.    Whether it’s a faith-based organization offering to pick up medication, or a service club collecting personal protective equipment from local businesses, the challenge is knowing who needs the help and what organization can provide it.

Here’s how it works:

  • By choosing Find Support, individuals and organizations can identify the type  of support needed and search for local organizations that may be able to help. 
  • By choosing Offer Support, organizations providing local support can register on the portal to let others know they are there to help.

There is no cost to participate and use this portal.

Programs That May Interest You in the Future

View our Spring and Summer Cambridge 50+ Recreation Centre Newsletter to learn more about future program options, and clubs that may interest you (all scheduled programming within recreation centres is on hold due to the pandemic).

For more information about programs and services that are available to help seniors lead healthy, active, and engaged lives over 65, please visit ontario.ca/Seniors.

Learn how to register for a program.

Drop In sports and recreation programs

ALL DROP IN PROGRAMMING CANCELLED DURING THE FACILITITY CLOSURE, AS A RESULT OF THE PANDEMIC.

We offer sports and recreation drop-in programs to meet the needs and interests of Cambridge residents 50 years of age and older. Drop in programs are free for members of the 50+ Recreation Centres. Non-Members are subject to an additional $1.90+ HST day fee. Some programs require additional fees.

Badminton
Come out and play a game of badminton on Monday, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Thursday, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Ted Wake Centre.
Bell Ringers
Meets every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the David Durward Centre.
Billiards/Snooker
Billiards/Snooker Schedule:
Day of the WeekTimeLocation
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Allan Reuter Centre
Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. David Durward Centre
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. David Durward Centre

 

Bingo
Join us for a game of Bingo on Friday, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Allan Reuter Centre or Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Ted Wake Centre.
Bocce (Outdoor)
Outdoors at the Ted Wake Centre, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (weather permitting).
Bookclub
Do you enjoy reading? Our bookclubs meet every first Tuesday of the month at the David Durward Centre, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and every third Thursday of the month at the Ted Wake Centre, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cards

Join us for our Social Cards on Friday, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Ted Wake Centre. Or play Solo on Tuesday, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Allan Reuter Centre.

Bridge

Join us for a hand of Bridge!

Bridge schedule:
Type of Bridge ClubDay of the WeekTimeLocation
Mens' Club Every first and third Wednesday of the month 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. David Durward Centre
Social Bridge - Pairs Every fourth Tuesday of the month 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. David Durward Centre
Social Club Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Allan Reuter Centre
Social Club Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. David Durward Centre
Social Club Friday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Ted Wake Centre
Saturday Night Social Third Saturday of the month Starts at 6:30 p.m. Allan Reuter Centre
 
Euchre

Join us for a game of Euchre!

Euchre schedule:
Day of the WeekTimeLocation
Monday 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Allan Reuter Centre
Monday 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. David Durward Centre
Wednesday (Bid Euchre) 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. David Durward Centre
Friday (for 4 and 6-handed games) 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Allan Reuter Centre

 

Carpet bowling

Join us for carpet bowling on:

  • Tuesday, from 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the David Durward Centre
  • Thursday, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the David Durward Centre
Computer
Computers available for use for internet access. No instructor. Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Ted Wake Centre.
Conditioning

With a Conditioning Room membership (for an additional fee), you can exercise in one of our many Conditioning Rooms in the community.

Conditioning Rooms schedule:
Day of the WeekTimeLocation
Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. David Durward Centre
Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. W.E. Pautler Centre
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. David Durward Centre
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. W.E. Pautler Centre

 

Crafts
Craft program schedule:
Type of Craft ProgramDay of the WeekTimeLocation
Beehive Crafters Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Ted Wake Centre
Stained glass Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. David Durward Centre
Crafters Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. David Durward Centre
Knitting Thursday 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Ted Wake Centre
Knitpickers Friday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Allan Reuter Centre

 

Cribbage
Join us for a game of cribbage Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the David Durward Centre.
Crokinole
Join us on Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to play crokinole at the David Durward Centre dining room.
Darts
Join us for a game of darts Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the David Durward Centre. You can also join us Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Allan Reuter Centre.
Gardening

Join our Garden Group at the Ted Wake Centre.  Activities include garden tours, speakers, and often lunch out afterwards.  Two Mondays per month.  Call Ted Wake Centre at (519) 740-4681 ext. 4464 for specific dates and meeting locations.

Line dancing

Our line dancing classes are a great way to stay fit and have fun. We offer classes for a variety of experience levels. Additional fees apply.

Line dancing class schedule:
Type of ClassDay of the WeekTimeLocation
Volunteer Instructors Monday 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. David Durward Centre
Intermediate Wednesday 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Ted Wake Centre
Beginner Tuesday 2:35 p.m. to 3:35 p.m. Ted Wake Centre
Beginner Friday 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Allan Reuter Centre
Intermediate Friday 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Allan Reuter Centre

 

Lunch Program - Details to follow - check back soon.
 

We are currently in the process of acquiring a new food vendor to facilitate the lunch program at the David Durward Centre. As a result, the Lunch Program will be unavailable effective February 3/20 until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Music
Join us for our Jam Session and Sing Along   the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Ted Wake Centre. Bring an instrument or sing along!
Painting

Oil Painting & Acrylics Social Drop-In runs on Tuesday, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Allan Reuter Centre.

Join our watercolours group on Thursday, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Allan Reuter Centre.

Pickleball

Join us for a game of Pickleball!  Please note: Pickleball is being reviewed to meet the needs of all players.

Pickleball schedule:
Experience LevelDay of the WeekTimeLocation
Beginners only Monday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. W.E. Pautler Centre
Experienced players only Monday 10 a.m. to noon W.E. Pautler Centre
Beginners only Monday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. John Dolson Centre
Experienced players only Tuesday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. W.E. Pautler Centre
Open to everyone Tuesday 9 a.m. to noon John Dolson Centre
Experienced players only Wednesday 9 a.m. to noon W.E. Pautler Centre
Open to everyone Wednesday 2:40 p.m. to 5 p.m. Ted Wake Centre
Beginners only Thursday 9 a.m. to noon John Dolson Centre
Open to everyone Thursday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. John Dolson Centre
Experienced players only Friday 9 a.m. to noon W.E. Pautler Centre
Open to everyone Friday 1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Ted Wake Centre

 

Quilting
Quilting schedule:
Day of the WeekTimeLocation
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. David Durward Centre
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Allan Reuter Centre
Thursday 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
(starting up again in September)
Ted Wake Centre

 

Scrabble
Join us for a game of Scrabble on Tuesday, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the David Durward Centre.
Shuffleboard
Shuffleboard schedule:
Day of the WeekTimeLocation
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Allan Reuter Centre
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Ted Wake Centre
Friday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. David Durward Centre

 

Stamp Collecting
Are you a stamp collector? Join us on the last Thursday of the month, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the David Durward Centre.
Table tennis

Table tennis schedule:Day of the WeekTimeLocationMonday and Friday1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.Ted Wake CentreMonday9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Allan Reuter Centre.

Table tennis schedule:
Day of the WeekTimeLocation
Monday and Friday 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ted Wake Centre
Monday 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Allan Reuter Centre

 

T'ai Chi
Join our Advanced T'ai Chi class on Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Allan Retuer Centre or 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Ted Wake Centre.  Additional fees apply to this drop in.
Walking

Do you enjoy going for a walk? Join our walking and hiking groups!

Walking and hiking schedule:
Type of GroupDay of the WeekTimeMeeting Location
Walking Monday and Friday 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ted Wake Centre gym
Walking Tuesday 9:00 a.m. meeting time David Durward Centre
Walking and Hiking Tuesday 8:45 a.m. meeting time Allan Reuter Centre

 

Wii Sports
Come play some Wii Sports on Thursday, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Allan Reuter Centre.
Woodworking

With a Woodworking Membership ($75, September to August), you can use any of our woodworking shops. We have two fully-equipped woodworking shops in Cambridge. The shops are open every day during the week and include woodworking machines and small tools. Members work on their own projects and assistance is usually available from more experienced woodworkers.

Our woodworking shops are for personal use only.  See Activity Guide for Woodworking courses.

Woodworking shop schedule:
Day of the WeekTimeLocation
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Allan Reuter Centre
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. David Durward Centre
Clubs

Join one of our many great clubs for older adults.

The Ancient Mariners Canoe Club

The Ancient Mariners Canoe Club is a group of older adults who share an interest in outdoor activities, such as:

  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Preserving the environment

Most activities are held mid-week, usually on a Tuesday. The group meets at our Boathouse inside the Riverbluffs Park to register for the day's outing. 

Canoeing takes place on major rivers and lakes of Southwestern Ontario. Canoeing ability is not mandatory to join the club.

A comprehensive training program is in place and long-term members mentor new members.

The Canoe Club was formed in 1988 with approximately 20 members and today we have 125 members!

Please call (519) 740-4681 ext. 4459 for more information.

Cambridge Seniors' Choir

The Choir practices at the David Durward Centre every Friday morning from 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

The Choir performs at concerts and at a number of seniors' homes and special events throughout the year.  For our 25th anniversary we participated in Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day 150th parade.

You must be a current member of our 50+ Recreation Centres to participate, additional fee applies.

The choir is currently over 75 voices strong and we are always looking for new members.

If you're interested in joining the choir, feel free to come and watch our rehearsals.

Chesley Lake Getaway

The Chesley Lake Getaway is five wonderful, fun-filled days in September.

Activities include: 

  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Volleyball
  • Baseball
  • Horseshoes
  • Shuffleboard
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Bocce Ball
  • Washer Toss
  • Card Games

You'll also get a chance to explore the Cord-O-Roy Trail and natural areas, such as the Flower Sanctuary at The Point.

Boat rentals are also available for:

  • Row boats
  • Canoes
  • Kayaks
  • Paddleboats
  • Stand-up paddleboards

There's also fishing, Wii sports games, line dancing and a talent show! Or you can just relax at the cabin with friends.  Chesley Lake offers wonderful hospitality and delicious meals, all included in your fee.

This 5-day package costs $295 and you must be a current member at the 50+ Recreation Centres to participate.

Beginning May 1, you can register for this getaway at any of the 50+ Recreation Centres in Cambridge.

For more information, please call (519) 740-4681 ext. 4400.

Cambridge 50+ Woodworkers

The Cambridge Seniors' Woodworkers club works on community projects, such as building the water wheel located in Churchill Park and building a Habitat for Humanity home.

To become a member of the Cambridge Seniors' Woodworkers club, you must have a membership for our 50+ Recreation Centres and Woodworkers Membership. For more information, contact on of our woodworking shops:

  • The Allan Reuter Centre, 519-740-4681 ext. 4409
  • The David Durward Centre, 519-740-4681 ext. 4579
Cambridge Travel Club

The Cambridge Travel Club plans a number of  trips throughout the year, including:

  • Riverboat cruises
  • Trips to the theatre
  • Overnight wine tours
  • Mystery tours
  • Shopping trips

Please email us or call (519) 740-4681 ext. 4407 for information about upcoming trips and prices.

To join the Travel Club, you must have a membership to our 50+ Recreation Centres.

Please make your reservations as early as possible, as we must purchase tickets well in advance.