Please note: most of our Drop-In Activities have a small drop in fee

There is always something to do at Westend Seniors Activity Centre. Our most popular activities are offered on an ongoing basis. All you have to do is show up. No commitment or advanced registration is required.  We offer a variety of regularly scheduled drop-in activities, including:



Picasso’s in motion, chatter alive & well! These sessions are for anyone and everyone looking to enjoy their hobby, whether its acrylic, stencil or watercolour, to name a few. Bring your project and work alongside peers and enjoy a visit too! All levels welcome.

Bring a craft or share an idea! Calling all crafters to join in the fun! Enjoy open space to learn something new, inspire creativity and share ideas among peers.

Fold a little paper & chat a lot! Paitence and perfection – this group is all about having fun! Some call it origami; we call it skillful and fun. Fondly referred to as the, “Quirky Quillers”, this group welcomes new members. View the quilling projects throughout the center for a preview of the great projects that you can create!

Open space for creative hands at play!  Join in the fun and enjoy the talent at play. A friendly and committed group, carving their way to a wide collection of treasures. Note: A minimum of 2 individuals are required when using the shop, for safety reasons.  Please ensure someone is in the shop with you when operating machinery.

No workshop at home, no problem! Join ours… Our well-equipped workshop is an ideal spot to work on your individual projects. Bring your “to do list” or start a new hobby. Bring your own supplies to the shop and use our machinery to get the job done. Note: A minimum of 2 individuals are required when using the shop, for safety reasons. Please ensure someone is in the shop with you when operating machinery.


Music fills the soul! Slam ‘n’ Jam with the best of ‘em! You don’t have to be an expert musician, just a love of music required! Drop in with your guitar, banjo or any instrument you fancy. New members are welcome!

The group is comprised of committed musicians who like to play, sing and share new material with band members. They perform from time to time at WSAC and various other seniors’ centres. If you have mastered the basics on your instrument, enjoy singing and are willing to share new material with others, you might find this session of interest.

Strum along and make sweet music! Back by popular demand, this favoured pastime has made a serious comeback! Please bring your own ukulele to the group. New members are always welcome. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged.



Each week our centre features our popular “Toonie Talks”.  Hosted by our Friends of WSAC partners, these talks are about topics that seniors need to know about!  Click here to see our Toonie Talk schedule.

All bookworms welcome! From fantasy to romance and non-fiction, this group covers it all. This is a social gathering with a reader’s appeal. They start a new book every two weeks! New members welcome. No long term commitment necessary.

Let’s pool our resources and help each other untangle the challenges of researching our Family Histories. This drop-in session will be suitable for everyone from those just starting to build a Family Tree, to folks who have been working on their Family History since Adam and Eve were kids. Come prepared, bring your questions, laptops, tablets, pencils and paper – whatever suits you best. Don’t forget to bring your enthusiasm along, too!

Steady, smile and say cheese, or share your photos with the group please! Join in the fun, share pictures with the group, ask questions of any kind and explore, before meeting again.

Come join this interactive and fun group to practice your Spanish skills! This group is open to all levels and all individuals trying to learn their Spanish. They work together and speak in Spanish to continue learning! The learning doesn’t stop in the classroom and language learning takes practice so come join this group and “Practica Conmiga”!

Join local writers as we share stories based on our life’s experiences. Some of us are writing to leave a written legacy of memoirs for our families, while others are writing to get published. As we write, we relive all the wonderful experiences of days gone by, so we are writing for ourselves too! At our meetings, reading is voluntary. Sometimes, we just want to listen and provide feedback to the author. Participation is always optional. We always get inspired as we enjoy a social afternoon of shared memories!



The game with the birdie in the air! Calling all badminton players who like fun and challenge! This group enjoys fun exercise for everyone. All levels welcomed and new members encouraged.

Lace up, hop on…let’s go for a ride! Dust off your bike and join this independent group as they explore our beautiful city and all it has to offer. Helmets encouraged. Weather permitting.

Steady as a rock, only with a ball, wins the game! A fun time to throw a weighted ball and hope you are closer than them all. This group enjoys friendly competition and encourages a fun and supportive atmosphere. All levels welcomed and new members encouraged.

Beginner Pickleball
Tuesdays from 4:30 pm – 6:10 pm (No instruction provided)
Friday from 12:30 pm – 2:10 pm (Instruction provided by volunteers)

$2.00 Drop-in fee

Are you new to the sport of pickleball and looking for a place to start?

Join skilled and welcoming volunteers on Fridays to learn about the sport and the system that we use to play at WSAC.

From there, play on Tuesdays until you get the hang of the game with others at the same level! Once you feel ready to move on, please join your peers to play during the regular Pickleball Drop-In times.

The game is fun and you will get a great work out, but the company is even better!

A limited number of paddles are available for use and pickleballs will be provided. There is a maximum of 16 spots per session.

Please note that you may reserve your time, up to a week in advance, in person at the centre. As well, one of the two courts will be used for the volunteers to instruct new members on the Friday time slot.

Drop-In Pickleball

Drop In Session #1: 12:30 pm – 2:10 pm
Drop In Session #2: 2:10 pm – 3:50 pm

Drop In Session: 6:10 pm – 7:50 pm

Drop In Session #1: 12:30 pm – 2:10 pm
Drop In Session #2: 2:10 pm – 3:50 pm

$2.00 Drop-in fee

Join us to play one of the fastest growing sports in Canada!

If you know the game and are ready to play, please bring your paddle and join us on Mondays, Tuesday evenings and Thursdays.

To learn the WSAC system of play, you may speak with our skilled and welcoming volunteers.

There is no level of play – all members are welcome and encouraged to attend in true “drop-in style”.

You will be matched with other players of varying abilities – every game is a new game and an opportunity to meet and learn from new people!

Please plan to bring a pickleball paddle to play as a limited number of paddles are available. Balls will be provided.

There is a maximum of 16 spots per session.
The pickleball drop in programs are available only for members of WSAC.

Heave ho and even in the snow, this group walks! This group takes their hikes into the river valley and beyond, enjoying social time afterwards. All levels welcomed and new members encouraged.

Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tues : 9:00 am to 8:00 pm


  • For your safety, orientations are mandatory for all users of the fitness room. Please ask one of the volunteer receptionists for more information on registering for your orientation.
  • Please pre-book your orientation at the reception desk. Orientations are available by appointment.
  • Led by trained volunteer peer mentors, our orientations cover information needed to use the fitness room safely.


Multi-use passes are available:
10 Visit Pass: $15
Monthly Pass: $25
Annual Pass: $250

10:30 am – 11:30 am – Family Games Night in the Morning!
This is a fun get together to play a board game with friends. Come for a fun morning and reconnect with some childhood memories.
$2 drop-in, or as part of the day package.


11:30 am – 12:15 pm – Gentle Walking Group
Want to gentle return to some fitness on an even surface with your favourite music and friends? Love walking but have mobility issues? This walking group in the gym is a fun way to begin to build your fitness again.
$2 drop-in, or as part of the day package.


1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Circle of Support
Come and connect with others while enjoying fun and meaningful conversations. This group is facilitated by a member of our Outreach staff.
$2 drop-in, or as part of the day package.

$2.00 per activity or join us for our Day Package…all 3 activities and lunch for $10.00



Enjoy our newly-refurbished billiard tables and join this crew for good conversation and relaxed play. All levels welcomed and new members encouraged. Drop in any time during the time slots listed to play.

  • Mondays from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesdays from 4:30 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Thursdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

An active mind is a sharp mind!  Bridge enthusiasts encouraged to join this group. *No partner necessary.

15-2, 15-4… and the rest don’t score! Check out this fun group and see if you have the right combinations to make it all the way! All levels welcomed and new members encouraged to join the fun!

A friendly group of fun and play! This social card game is simple in concept but high in subtlety! All levels welcomed and new members encouraged to join the fun!

To some it is Table Tennis & others Ping Pong. Whatever it is to you, come join in the fun! This is a new drop-in activity on our Tuesday evenings. All levels are welcome and encouraged to play.

When you don’t use it, you lose it…so why not practice! Join this group to sharpen your skills and play one of the most popular card games worldwide. Gaining momentum since the 1920’s, it’s never too late to join the masses. No partner needed.

Come and dabble, and play a little scrabble! A tile word game of wit and fun! No partner needed. All levels welcomed and new players encouraged.

A$2 drop-in fee is payable to the coordinator & a $3 club fee payable to the coordinator. A game of intelligence, strategy and wit! Registered bridge playing group that accumulates and tracks points online. No partner needed.

A simple yet skillful game, if you don’t know the rules you will in seconds! A card game ancestral to Bridge where the last card indicates trump! Join this social experience, encouraging all levels at play. New members encouraged to join the fun!



Thursdays from 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Our board games in the morning is a fun and silly way to create nostalgia and connect attendees to their inner child. We play simple, fun games. Bring a game or try one of ours. Donations of board games always accepted

Thursdays from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Walkers, canes, dodgy hips and tired people all welcome! This program is designed for seniors with limited mobility or stamina to get back walking in a reliable and safe environment. Located in our gym, we play your favorite music and there are always walkers to chat with.This is a warm and welcoming group open to both non-members and members of WSAC and new attendees are always welcome!

THURSDAY DROP-IN PROGRAM – Thursdays from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm $10.00

Our Thursday Day Program is a four part program intended to create a fun, welcoming, and safe environment for seniors from all walks of life. From games in the morning, to the gentle walking group, a home cooked meal in our community cafe, and an afternoon circle of support, we welcome you. It is our biggest hope attendees will leave our centre feeling refreshed, uplifted, fed, and with a sense of connection to community.

This warm and welcoming group is facilitated by a member of our Community Outreach staff. People who attend this group find it a great connection to stronger friendships and a consistent support structure, as well as gaining insight into topics we all think about such as how money affects our lives, what will happen with our home as our circumstances change, and thinking about all the items we’ve accumulated over time. Everything is confidential. New attendees are always welcome!

This welcoming and friendly peer support group is a great place to listen and share your stories in a supportive atmosphere. People attending this group find strong friendships have developed, and their support and contact circles have increased. Everyone is offered the opportunity to speak and share as little or as much as you like. Your stories are kept confidential. Each week could be different, so try this group a couple times and then decide!

Join us in the Café to celebrate the birthdays being celebrated during the current month. Enjoy a slice of cake accompanied by a nice cup of coffee while visiting with friends.

This group meets on the
third Wednesday of each month from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.
The dates for the 2020 winter sessions are:

January 15
February 19
March 18
April 15

The monthly potluck group meets once a month for a dinner. Bring your favourite dish to share!

The group meets on the last Thursday of each month from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
The dates for the 2020 winter sessions are:

January 30
February 27
March 26
April 30

Are you a new member? Join us in the Café for some tea & coffee and a chance to meet some other new members and staff. A more in-depth introduction to the Centre will be provided and an opportunity to ask questions.

Visit our EVENTS page for dates and times!

Most drop-in programs involve a modest fee.