Annual Christmas Arts and Craft Sale
Headingley Seniors’ Services Inc. (HSSI) hosts their annual Christmas Arts and Craft Sale for two days in mid-October. This major fundraiser allows HSSI to provide programs and services to seniors in Headingley.
Come and browse through a wide variety of crafters offering a delightful and unique blend of Christmas crafts, sewing, jewellery, woodwork, stained glass, and much, much more. Canteen available.
Admission is $2.00, with children 12 and under free.
The craft sale is located at the Headingley Community Centre at 5353 Portage Avenue. Parking is free.
Dates and times for the 2018 Craft Sale are pending.
ENCORE Health & Fitness: Your STAGE to Active Living
Headingley Seniors’ Services Inc. received a government New Horizons Grant toward an older adult fitness facility. The Rural Municipality of Headingley offered the use of the stage in the Headingley Community Centre at 5353 Portage Avenue. Through much work with Macdonald-Headingley Recreation District, ENCORE Health and Fitness was born. (18 years of age and older)
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – Noon
Monday – Thursday: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
(Reduced hours during summer months)
$60.00 / year
$10.00 / month
$ 2.00 / drop-in
There’s a Baboon in Our House! And other Manitoba Stories
Headingley Senior Services, in partnership with Macdonald-Headingley Recreation District, submitted an application to the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The grant funding was to assist in an inter-generational project exploring family and community history.
Two objectives were to produce a thought provoking inter-generational resource that can be used in classrooms as part of history curriculum and initiating relationships or strengthen the connections between youth and seniors through interviews and conversations.
This was accomplished by publishing a book of stories generated through interviews by students and seniors supplemented with illustrations and photographs. It started with “Story Circles”, friends sitting around a table sharing their life experiences. There was much laughter and some sadness in these circles. After each story was written and carefully edited, the fourteen senior “authors’ met with Grade 3 and 4 students from Phoenix School to tell their stories. They listened carefully and asked questions, making notes to write responses.
After much hard work, a beautiful book was born!! On each page is the seniors’ story with the children’s response – old experiences and new thoughts. It was published in November 2011.