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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.

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

Manitoba 55 Plus Games 2014

This past week the Manitoba 55 Plus Games was in Neepawa, Manitoba. The 55+ Games offer many ways to promote the benefits of healthy active living for older Manitobans and many opportunities to encourage all Manitobans 55 years of age or older to participate in regular physical, mental and social activities associated with the 55+ Games.

It was great to see so many different areas of our province represented this week and to see all our participants have such a great time and making new friends!

Please view the pictures below for some of the highlights!


22 Day Challenge From IG Day to WEAAD to Solstice!

Please consider the following from our friends at i2i Intergenerational Society.


Keep the IG Day initiative going right to WEAAD June 15th and beyond to June 22nd with the Act of Good Deeds Challenge

The Act of Good Deeds is an on-line challenge

‘Do a good deed every day for 22 days
for someone of another generation!’

Then it becomes a habit!!

At the end of your 22 day challenge, feel free to share your intergenerational experience on our Facebook page.

The reward of this challenge is to get in the habit of doing something good with someone of another generation.

Make it just part of how you live your life! Continue to build respectful
intergenerational relationships.


The Act of Good Deed challenge is for youths, adults, and seniors from different generations.

Award of Commitment 2014 Winners

We are excited to announce the following winners of the MASC 2014 Award of Commitment. Each winner received a framed print presented by the president of the MASC board Lee Hansen at our AGM on Friday, May 30th. Congratulations to our winners and to all our nominees.


Jean Bateman (Pat Porter Active Living Centre in Steinbach) who has been active at Pat Porter for over 15 years. She is recognized today for all the qualities she has in relating to seniors and to her leadership and services on behalf of their causes for many years.


Ingrid Jarowec (Good Neighbours Active Living Centre in Winnipeg) for her extreme dedication as a volunteer in many areas of the Centre for over 10 years. She enjoys meeting others, helping others, and learning new skills. She has been/is involved with the Adhoc Policy Committee, New member event, outreach events, Nominations/Board Development. She was/is also involved with their used bookstore, teaches bridge to beginners, and is involved in intergenerational activities.


Ray Massey (South Interlake Fifty-Five Plus in Stonewall) for going above and beyond for his Centre and the seniors in the Stonewall area. He has been involved in their board for over 14 years. He has led the organization through lengthy legal challenges to a mutually agreeable outcome. He is constant and unassuming – a wise and determined leader.


WINNER Community Organization


The Comitato Degli Italiani di Terza Eta (within the Centro Caboto Centre in Winnipeg) have been working with older adults for 15 years. They have organized themselves and are recognized today for their hard work and accomplishments in caring for the well being of the seniors at their Centre.

Pina Macchia (President) and Greg Barrett

Award of Commitment Nominees for 2014

Coming up at our AGM on Friday, May 30th we will be announcing the winners for our 2014 Award of Commitment.

Please check out below our nominees who will all be present at a special luncheon held in their honor just before our AGM.

Congratulations to all of our nominees for their commitment to service and the amazing example they set for their communities each and every day.

Nominees – Individual

Jean Bateman (Pat Porter Active Living Centre in Steinbach) for all the qualities she has in relating to seniors and to her leadership and services on behalf of their causes for many years.

Jean Chorney (Beau-Head Senior Club in Beausejour) for her leadership and volunteerism over the past twelve years. She has organized and taken part in many of the activities at the Club.

Ernie Georgakopoulos (Senior Scene at Victoria Beach) for his large personality and inclusive attitude as well as his expertise in the kitchen and guidance with monthly dinners and special events.

Ingrid Jarowec (Good Neighbours Active Living Centre in Winnipeg) for her extreme dedication as a volunteer in many areas of the Centre. She enjoys meeting others, helping others, and learning new skills.

Edna Krosney (McBeth House Centre in Winnipeg) for volunteerism that demonstrates how community can be built and sustained through partnerships, enthusiasm and the sharing of knowledge.

Lynda Paul (High Steppers Senior Group – Windsor Park in Winnipeg) for her guidance in taking their club to where it is today. She loves the people at the Club and really cares about them.

Ray Massey (South Interlake Fifty-Five Plus in Stonewall) for going above and beyond for his Centre and the seniors in the Stonewall area. He is constant and unassuming – a wise and determined leader.

Nominees – Community Organization

Comitato Degli Italiani di Terza Eta (Centro Caboto Centre in Winnipeg) for their hard work and accomplishments in caring for the well being of the seniors at their Centre.

Let No One Be Alone Week


Let No One Be Alone Week is will be taking place this year from Sunday May 4th until Saturday May 10th. This is a very important way that we can be intentional about caring for and connecting with those people around us that have limited contact. Please view the attached poster for more information or visit their Facebook Page.

Decaf Coffee Dates: Stories & Insights from Winnipeg Seniors

Larissa Peck, author and creative communications student at Red River Community College, will be launching her new book “Decaf Coffee Dates: Stories & Insights from Winnipeg Seniors” at McNally Robinson on March 5th from 5 to 7pm. Come for an evening of stories, music and refreshments. You will also have a chance to meet Larissa and hear about her many insights and learnings as she brought together the content of her book.


The 50 Plus Living Show

The 50 Plus Living Show is coming to Winnipeg at the Assiniboia Downs on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th. This is a great event and is taking place right here in our own city. Please make sure and take advantage of the 2 for 1 admission coupon attached to this post. Just click on the image and print it off on your printer at home!

Below is a short description of the event and you can also go directly to their website for more information.

Having fun, sharing time with people you enjoy, surrounding yourself with things you like, are just some of the fundamentals of living a happy and fulfilling life. As a visitor to the 50 Plus Living Show, it will encompass all of these highlights and feature many more. Visitors will be treated to a full array of shopping opportunities, interactive exhibits, main stage entertainment, informative presentations and a fun inexpensive day out with family and friends. This show promotes the richness of celebrating life at 50 Plus and is a combination of Lifestyle Shows, Health & Wellness Expos, Seniors Fairs, Better Living and more…all under one roof!

Summer Activities at Assiniboine Park

Did you know that Assiniboia Park in the second largest urban park in North America second only to Central Park in New York City? Well why not check out the park this summer. The Assiniboine Park has a number of different special summer activities for people of all ages including:

Click on any of the above links to learn more about that activity and make a plan today to get out and enjoy the wonderful outdoors this summer.

A Different Kind of Race

The Pain in the ASSiniboine Race is a great new event that combines some of the best “scenic cycling” our city has to offer with a “pleasurable paddle” on the Assiniboine.

The Race begins at the Forks Market where participants cycle 32 km over a series of river trails, single track, paved roads and limestone trail until you reach Beaudry Park in Headingly, Manitoba.

From Beaudry Park, racers will paddle 32 km by canoe (teams) or kayak (solo) down river to the finish line at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.

This year Dennis Leneveu finished first in the Male Solo category. The significant part is that he is 65 years old proving once again that amazing feats happen at any age! Dennis took 1:11:01 to cycle out to Headingly and 2:20:29 to paddle from Beaudry to the Forks. Way to go Dennis!

For more information about this event please visit the Pain in the ASSiniboine Website

Police Academy Older Adult Division

One of the great programs that is being offered at several of our 55+ Centres across Manitoba is the Police Academy Older Adult Division. The content of the program is presented by a Winnipeg Police Officer, a RCMP Officer as well as other presenters that are specific to some of the different topics that are covered.  The program is not only very informative but also a fun event in itself as you can see from the pictures below.  This program covers a wide range of different topics which you can read more about right here on our website.


Award of Commitment 2013

We are very excited and honored to announce the nominees, both individual and community organization, for the 2013 Award of Commitment.

Click on the post title to learn who the nominees are for this year.

Program Coordinators Lunch and Networking Session

On Thursday, April 30th from 11:30am – 3:00pm MASC is sponsoring a special lunch and networking session for the Program Coordinators of the Senior Centres of Manitoba at the St. James Civic Centre in Winnipeg. Please see the attached poster at the bottom of this post for more details.

To Register please contact Sean Sagert 204-987-8850 ext. 200 or

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Program Coordinators Lunch Event Poster