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  • English Conversation Group

    Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    17 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - May 30, 2024
    10:00am
    90 minutes

    12 sessions remaining

    Improve your English, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre anglais, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

  • Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Dec 05, 2024
    1:00pm
    120 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    An open house for persons with dementia, their care partners, and families.

    Fun and stimulating mental activities are planned to enhance the social interactions and the connections that are built within the group. Light snacks and warm drinks are served alongside items that aim to spark conversations and reminiscing.

    First Thursday of each month (starts in May 2023). 1-3pm.

  • Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. First Thursday of every month. New members welcome.

  • Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Aug 29, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    24 sessions remaining

    There is no session on Thursday March 14th, 2024. 

    Coloring can have a calming effect on the mind and promote overall wellness. Join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon of adult coloring. 

    All supplies are provided.  No experience required.  All you need to bring is your creativity!

    Drop-in.

  • end of life

    Thursday Mar 07, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), Advance Care Planning is a workshop about making choices about how you would like to be cared for in the future, at a time when you are not able to speak for yourself. How to prepare an Advance Directive and choose a Power of Attorney for Personal Care are discussed. Materials include worksheets to identify and articulate one's beliefs about end of life care and choices around planning your own health care. Discussion will include how to talk to your loved ones about your health care wishes in the event of illness and unexpected physical events. 

    Présenté par Mourir dans la dignité (section d’Ottawa), l’atelier Planification préalable des soins traite des décisions concernant les soins à vous prodiguer dans l’éventualité où vous seriez incapable de faire connaître votre volonté. On y aborde la façon de préparer ses directives médicales anticipées et de désigner une mandataire spéciale ou un mandataire spécial pour voir à nos soins. Des documents d’accompagnement seront fournis, notamment des feuilles d’exercices où définir et nommer ses croyances relatives aux soins de fin de vie, et les diverses options en matière de planification des soins de santé. Il y aura des discussions, entre autres sur la façon de parler à vos proches de vos volontés en matière de soins, dans l’éventualité d’une maladie ou d’un accident.

  • Books

    Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome! Drop-in program.

    This group meets the first Thursday of the month  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    January 4 "Beloved" by Toni Morrison

    February 1 "Lady Tan's Circle" by Lisa See 

    March 7 "Wrong Place, Wrong Time" by Gillian McAllister 

    April 4 "Talking to Canadians" by Rick Mercer

    May 2 "The Buried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro

    June 6 "The Mistress of Nothing" by Kate Pullinger 

  • Fridays, Mar 08, 2024 - Jun 14, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Meet new people and join in discussions on selected titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere every second Friday of the month. Newcomers are welcome.

  • Friday Mar 08, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join us on Friday afternoons to explore the art of drawing and mark-making as a form of mindfulness. Each session will focus on a different creative technique that we can use to create beautiful art. But if you would just like to sit and colour while sipping some hot chocolate or herbal tea, then please do!

    All skill levels are welcome!
    All materials and refreshments will be provided for participants.

  • Friday Mar 08, 2024 at 4:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for a fascinating program of short films for adults from women filmmakers!

    The Girl with the Red Beret celebrates harmony and togetherness in its lighthearted look at the vagaries of taking public transit.

    In Zeb’s Spider, when the superstitious Zeb finds a spider in her apartment, she must do everything in her power to keep the unwanted guest’s appetite satisfied, or risk being eaten herself.

    The End of Pinky, adapted from a short story by Heather O’Neill, who also narrates the film, follows three fallen angels seeking companionship in Montreal’s red-light district.

    Etched directly onto tinted 70 mm film, Two Sisters depicts the story of two sisters: Viola, who writes novels in a dark room, and Marie, her only companion.

    A bold blend of comedy, suspense and philosophy, The Flying Sailor is an exhilarating contemplation of the wonder and fragility of existence.

    In the voiceover for The Great Malaise, a young woman attempts to describe herself, casting her life in the ideal light that society expects. The film’s imagery, however, tells a different story, poignantly illustrating the intense anxiety that comes with the quest for perfection and the pursuit of happiness.

    The Cannonball Woman is a bittersweet stop-motion animated film about love standing the test of time.

    Arctic Song tells Inuit stories of how the land, sea and sky came to be in beautifully rendered animation. 

    64 min. Films brought to you by the National Film Board.