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 $30.89 (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!

Featured Programs

A new session of classes begins the week of November 2, 2019. Yoga, strength training, playfit, dance, watercolours and more! Register today!

View our Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 Cambridge 50+ Recreation Centre Newsletter to learn more about our programs and clubs.

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

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 $3.95 + 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
Join us Monday to Friday, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at the David Durward Centre for our Lunch Program.
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.