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DISABILITY MATTERS: Manitoba VOTE 2016 Resource

Disability Matters Vote 2016 is a non-partisan public awareness campaign. This campaign is a joint initiative of Abilities Manitoba and Barrier Free Manitoba but this campaign is all about YOU. We need YOUR support to reach our three goals:

  • To ensure that all Manitobans with disabilities can participate fully in election activities and that those who are eligible to vote are able to do so.
  • To promote priority attention for disability issues in the election.
  • To support Manitobans with disabilities in making informed voting decisions

You are invited to join us for a press conference to announce all five key priority issues. CLICK HERE for more information.

Manitoba Council on Aging Recognition Awards


Here are a few of the eight deserving Manitobans who were recently recognized through the Manitoba Council on Aging Recognition Awards for their outstanding contributions and commitment to their communities as announced by Healthy Living and Seniors Minister Deanne Crothers. Congratulations to all the award winners this year!

Seniors’ and Elders’ Month is Coming! Are you ready?


The Seniors’ and Elders’ Day Community Planning Committee is very excited to announce that Seniors’ and Elders’ Day 2015 will take place on Friday, October 2, 2015, at the RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York (Main Floor), celebrating the energy, vitality, and strength of seniors in Manitoba!

For more information please click on the image above or on the following LINK

Award of Commitment


MacDonald-Headingley Recreation District received the AWARD of COMMITMENT from the Manitoba Association of Senior Centres. They were nominated by the Headingley Services to Seniors.

Congratulations to Suzanne Moore and Karen Lough. What a team!

Train of Thought coming to Winnipeg, May 21st


All Aboard! Train of Thought will pull into the VIA Rail Canada Winnipeg Train Station on May 21, bringing artists and youth from across Canada to participate in ACI Manitoba’s Artists + Community Symposium along their cross-country journey. Don’t miss Manitoba’s most fun and informative gathering for community members and artists working together for social change through the arts!

Everyone is welcome! Talk about today’s issues, like what Winnipeg artists are doing to address racism, crime, poverty and generational differences through the power of the arts; or how newcomers, settlers and Indigenous people get along in Canada. Explore hidden pasts and imagine our collective future. Understand why community-engaged arts propels transformation.

Celebrate and share knowledge with artistic directors, actors, film makers, writers, dancers, visual artists, puppeteers, musicians, photographers, painters, sculptors, Indigenous artists, youth and elders, environmental activists, peace makers, poets, community developers, farmers, fine crafters, storytellers, and extraordinary arts organizations who are leading the way in community-engaged arts.

Coffee and a Donut IHDN with Connie Newman

An interview with Connie Newman and Greg Mackling for the new series project Coffee and a Donut geared towards the general public. Interviews with seniors on all the special history about Winnipeg.

Dancing at West End Active Living Centre

What a great way to not only be active but also involved at the West End Active Living Centre! Well done ladies!

32 count, 4 wall beginner level line dance choreographed by Emily Woo. Dance by Dancercise Group ,
Music: Dance Little Lady by Tina Charles

Winnipeg Wellness Expo 2015


2015 marks the 21st anniversary of the Winnipeg Wellness Expo. Check out our new location on the main floor of the RBC Convention Centre.

Check out the seminars, displays and demonstrations at this year’s event for a great full weekend experience.

RBC Convention Centre
Main Floor 375 York St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Conference Times:
Friday, February 20, 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, February 21, 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, February 22, Noon – 5 pm

TICKETS Available at your local Senior Centre or online at:

Note: you are NOT required to enter any credit card information to obtain a complementary ticket.

See attached poster for more information.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day


Help us support the efforts of WEAAD Manitoba

Take the Respect Challenge and qualify to WIN 1 of 4 iPads!

Get everyone involved! Together we can prevent the abuse of older Manitobans.

  1. Simply show or tell us what respect for an older adult means to you.
  2. Tweet your respect challenge picture or video #respectchallengemb, and you’re qualified to win.
  3. Post your pic or video on Instagram #respectchallengemb, and you’re qualified to win.
  4. Or download the #respectchallengemb sign from our website, snap a pic with the sign, tweet and post – remember the hashtag.

For more information head over to the Respect Challenge Website

Living Life to the Fullest

This week Jaring Timmerman was laid to rest in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Jaring was an incredible man who remained very active right up until his passing at 105. At the time of his passing Jaring had 5 world records to his name mostly for his accomplishments in swimming. Jaring believed that being active was crucially important and attributed his longevity to 4 things: (G)enes, (E)xercise, (D)iet and (S)pirit. He was a true inspiration to people of all ages.

For more information about Jaring and his life please connect with the following:
Winnipeg Free Press Video
Globe and Mail Obituary

What you see when you live a century…

Is a series of wonderful interviews on the “60 Minutes” website of 90+’ers who share their remarkable experiences from the past century. Definitely worth watching and reflecting on just how much these folks have seen over the course of their lifetimes and the great life lessons they have to pass on.

Click on the following link in order to watch each interview.

Congratulations to McBeth House Centre!

The members of McBeth House Centre Inc. are pleased to announce The McBeth Centre – Board of Directors were recipients of The Mayor’s 2014 Volunteer Service Award on Wednesday, April 9th at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.

Edna Krosney, President accepted this award in recognition of the dedication shown by the Board of Directors to improving the quality of life for senior citizens in the City of Winnipeg and preserving an important part of Winnipeg history by raising over $150,000.00 for McBeth House Centre and donating nearly 400 quilts to Villa Rosa Inc.

Resources from Social Enterprise Development Session

Back on May 30th just before the MASC AGM those in attendance were able to hear from Brendan Reimer speak to us about the topic of Social Enterprise Development.  During our session Brendan walk us through and referred to a number of different resources that we could use to help us manage our organizations.  They included the following:

– Life List Generator
– BrainstormSheet-Assets & Resources
– Magic Matrix 
– Sustainability Case Study – 5 Year Budget Tool

To use the resource simply click on the links above to download the corresponding document.  For for information please visit the website for social enterprise development: