Daytime Programs

Registered Programs

NEW! Arm Yourself for Alzheimer’s

This seminar was developed as a follow-up to “Alzheimer’s Dementia and You” held in conjunction with Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University. Learn how to differentiate the various causes of memory loss and what research tells us about protecting and strengthening your brain. Brain-challenging games and puzzles will be part of each session.
We 4:15-5:30pm 6052
Oct 24-Nov 14 4 sessions
Member/BGU Donor $30/Regular $41


NEW! Something to Chew On

From Portraiture to the Selfie: looking at ourselves & each other
Pack a sandwich and come learn at the J. A selfie is a picture of an experience, a self-portrait IS the experience. While some consider selfies a sign of narcissism, it is just the latest way humans found to communicate our definition of self. Using insights of historical and contemporary theory, we will explore how family and culture shape our image of identity: gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and socio-economic status. Instructor: artist Faye Fayerman
In the Dayson Board Room
We 12:30-2:00pm 6053
Oct 10-24 3 sessions
Member $40 /Regular $52


NEW! Art with PD

A safe artistic space for adults with Parkinson’s for self-expression. Exploring different artists and mediums, establishing connections within the class and not letting the creative process be defined by PD.

Instructor: Jean Ward is an accomplished art teacher and certified Life Coach with over 20 years of teaching art at the JCC. Jean’s husband was diagnosed with PD nine years ago.

Fr 12:30-2:00pm
Ses 1 Oct 5-26 4 classes 1805
Ses 2 Nov 9-30 4 classes 1806
Member $110/ Regular $120



Session 1: Watercolour Fun
Learn through demonstrations of colour, design, composition, wet-on-wet, dry brush techniques and various types of paper. Students of all levels will progress at own pace, with individual attention to encourage the development of interpretations and styles.
Supplies: $75 (list provided)
We 12:30 – 2:00pm 6022
Oct 31-Nov 14 3 classes

Session 2: Luminous Watercolours
Creating watercolour paintings with attention to luminous application. Students are encouraged to explore still-life, landscape, objective, non-objective and their individual imagery subject matter.Demonstrations on choosing objective and subjective imagery, and improving technical brush and mixing color skills.
Supplies: $75 (or use same from Sess 1)
We 12:30 – 2:00pm 6023
Nov 21-Dec 5 3 classes

Instructor: professional artist and educator Faye Fayerman
Per Session: Member $60/Regular $72
Drop-in $25/$31

Both sessions: M $105/R $129 6054



Looking for a few good men

We’re forming a social group for men 55+ who would enjoy get togethers and outings with other men from the JCC. Whether for a meal, watching or playing a game, attending an event or just hanging out….if this interests you, please contact Lisa Quay: 604-638-7283 or


Circle of Friends

A warm place for women in their mid-50s or better, looking for friendship with other women. Meetings at the JCC include speakers and other conversation-provoking programming. Monthly brunch and arts outings.   Contact Cori Friedman at 604.244.3737
Tu 1:00-3:00pm dates vary $5 drop-in
Regular meetings resume in October


Chair Yoga

In this gentle form of yoga you will be guided through modified versions of traditional poses. Friday yoga incorporates the spirit of Shabbat.
Tu 9:30 – 10:30am  –  Instructor Annette Wertman
We & Fr  9:30 – 10:30am  –  Instructor Bonnie Grasso
Members Free/ Assoc. Mem. $3/ Regular $5


Shirley Stein’s News and Views

A discussion group for people interested in current affairs and global politics, facilitated by volunteer Daniel Elezam.
In the Isaac Waldman Library.
We 10:30am -12:30pm
$2 drop-in donation benefits the Library


L’Chaim Adult Day Centre

A culturally Jewish day program where participants enjoy supervised planned activities in a warm, safe, and caring environment. L’Chaim offers participants the opportunity to socialize with their peers and maintain or improve their level of functioning so they can remain in their community.
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