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55 Alive Driver Training

September 2015 Session Date, Time & Place: Tuesday, September 8, 9:00 a.m. to noon and Friday, September 11, 9:00 a.m. to noon at The Olde Forge, 2730 Carling Avenue.

November 2015 Session Date, Time & Place: Tuesday, November 17, 9:00 a.m. to noon and Friday, November 20, 9:00 a.m. to noon at The Olde Forge, 2730 Carling Avenue

Registration: Please call us at 613-829-9777 to register or for more information. The course fee for each session is $25.00. Payment is due for the September session by September 1 and is due for the November session by November 13.

For participants in the 55 Alive Driver Training courses, above, we’re taking seniors’ driver education a step further with a

Virtual Simulator

Date, Time & Place: La Cité Collégiale, Tuesday, November 24, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Transportation will be available.

Registration: The cost is included with your 55 Alive Driver Training fees, but note that spots are limited so be sure to call us at 613-829-9777 to register early.

The simulator will supply the visuals, sound and environment for pretend driving so you can

  • try challenging traffic situations
  • sharpen your observation skills
  • learn, compare and share information and concerns,

all without any actual risk to people or property.

Monthly Cooking Club

Do you enjoy cooking or would you like to know more about healthy meal preparation? We are planning a monthly cooking club to be held at Woodroffe United Church. Meet new people and share healthy and delicious recipes. Call 613-829-9777 for more information.

Mission Healthy Bones

Date, Time & Place: Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Center, 1365 Richmond Road, Wednesday, September 30, at 10:00 a.m. This location is across from Lincoln Fields Shopping Center just a kilometer down Richmond from the Olde Forge.

Registration: This presentation is free of charge, but please call us at 613-829-9777 to register so that we will know you are coming.

Thanks to: Ottawa Public Health

This program will be interpreted into multiple languages.

Nordic Pole Walking

Nordic Pole Walking is a fun, social activity that improves balance and posture, while reducing the chance of falling. Join us for an outdoor information session on Wednesday, September 30 at Woodroffe United Church, 2017 Woodroffe Avenue to learn about the history and benefits of Nordic Pole Walking and learn about the proper use of the poles.

Registration: The fee for this event it $5.00 to cover pole rental. There are a limited number of spots so call 613-829-9777 early to reserve yours.

Metcalfe Fair

Date: Friday, October 2, 2015


  • 9:45 – Meet at Lincoln Fields Mall on the Walmart side
  • 10:15 – Departure
  • 11:00 – Arrival at the Fair
  • 1:00 – Free Seniors’ Entertainment and Refreshments
  • 2:00 – Departure
  • 2:45 – Arrival back at Lincoln Field Mall

Registration: We are starting the registration fee at $35 but that is subject to change based on attendance. Please call Vanessa at 613-829-9777 to reserve your spot.

Seniors Fair 2015 Edition

Thursday, April 23th, 2015

Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre

The Seniors Fair was a great success again this year, with over 200 attendees who enjoyed a delicious boxed lunch catered by Nate’s Deli. Visitors had the opportunity to bid on some fantastic auction items and visit over 40 booths to check out programs and services specifically geared to the older adult. We wish to thank our sponsors, listed below.

Platinum Sponsor, Bank of Montreal:


Gold Sponsor, Hollis Wealth:


Silver Sponsor, Deputy Mayor & City Councillor:


Bronze Sponsors



Annual Bazaar

Saturday, November 22rd, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Olde Forge, 2730 Carling Avenue

This very successful event featured baking and preserves, a silent auction, attic treasures, knitting, Christmas items, jewelry and collectables. An interesting variety of items was on offer. The most popular table was the baked goods but the Silent Auction was also well supported. A hearty ‘thank you’ to the Staff, led by Elizabeth Parcher, for all their hard work in organizing this popular event and to all volunteers who contributed to make our Bazaar such a great fundraiser.

1st Annual Antiques Appraisal Day

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

McLean and Associates

Our first ever Antiques Appraisal Day was a great success. Over a hundred people attended and appraisals were made on a variety of items from jewelery to art to books and china. You name it, they appraised it. We raised over $1100 for the Olde Forge Community Resource Centre and we’re looking forward to doing it again next year.