FREE Seniors Try It Week: June 17-21, 2024

Port Moody Recreation wants to celebrate seniors and extend a warm welcome to all local senior residents, newcomers, and recreation beginners to join us for Seniors Try It Week from June 17-21, 2024. Visit our recreation facilities, try out some of our free programs and activities, engage with local partners, and create meaningful connections. 

From fitness classes like Seniors Spin and Chair Yoga to social events with The Club, Port Moody Fire Rescue, and The Men’s Shed, there's something for everyone. Explore your creative side with a Learn to Draw demo or enjoy nature with an Inlet Walk or Zumba in the Park. Plus, join us for Coffee with Port Moody Police or unwind with Joint Works Class. 

You can register online or by calling 604-469-4556. Try something new and enjoy the company of fellow seniors in our community!

Schedule of activities

Registration is recommended to guarantee your spot in the activities during Seniors Try It Week. Drop-ins are welcome, only if space permits. 

Book your activities easily through our online system by clicking on the link in the registration column, or by calling 604-469-4556 during office hours. 

Need assistance? Call 604-469-4556 to set up an account and register for any or all activities. 

 

Monday, June 17
TimeActivityLocationRegistration

9:00-

9:45am

West Coast Walkers:

A leisurely stroll along the beautiful waterfront of Port Moody's inlet area, led by our experienced guide, Jen.

Rec. Complex Main Lobby Waitlist

10:00-

12:00pm

Meet & Greet with the Club:

An opportunity to meet members of the Port Moody Friendship Society (The Club) and learn about the activities and services they offer.

Rec. Complex Curling Lounge Link

12:00-

12:45pm

50+ Spin and Strength:

A low-impact cardiovascular workout on a stationary bike, tailored to the needs of seniors, led by our certified instructor, Dee.

Rec. Complex Spin Studio Waitlist

12:00-

3:00pm             

Canasta:

All are invited to join us for a friendly game of this classic card game. Partners are randomly selected, so everyone has a chance to team up and enjoy the excitement together.

 Kyle Centre Link

1:00-

1:45pm

Learn to Draw Demo:

A demonstration session where you can get a taste of our drawing classes led by Sarah. No prior experience necessary!

Heritage Mountain

Community Centre  

Waitlist

6:30-

7:30pm  

Zumba in the Park:

A dance fitness class set in the scenic Rocky Point Park. Join us for a fun workout suitable for all fitness levels.

Rocky Point Park Link
Tuesday, June 18

Time

Activity

Location Registration

9:15-

10:05am

Chair Yoga:

A gentle form of yoga that can be done while seated. It's perfect for seniors looking to improve flexibility, strength, and relaxation.

Kyle Centre Waitlist

9:30- 11:30am

Tai Chi:

Discover the art of Wu Style Tai Chi! Join us for a session where you can experience this traditional form of Tai Chi firsthand.

Kyle Centre Waitlist 

10:30-

11:30am

Meet & Greet: Port Moody Fire Rescue:

A chance to meet and chat with members of Port Moody Fire Rescue, learn about fire safety, and ask any questions you may have.

Rec. Complex Curling Lounge Link

12:00- 3:00pm

Table Tennis:

Give table tennis a shot! Join us for a fun and energetic session where anyone can try their hand at this exciting sport.

Kyle Centre Link

12:00- 3:00pm

Bridge:

Anyone is welcome to come and play and/or observe the Standard American style of play. Non-partner, rotation play for each hand. 

Kyle Centre Waitlist
 Wednesday, June 19

Time

Activity

Location Registration

9:45-

10:30am

Bocce:

Bocce is a fun and social game similar to lawn bowling. Join us for a friendly game and enjoy some outdoor recreation.

Rec. Complex Gymnasium Waitlist

10:30-

12:30pm

Meet & Greet with the Club:

An opportunity to meet members of the Port Moody Friendship Society (The Club) and learn about the activities and services they offer.

Rec. Complex Curling Lounge Link

10:30- 12:15pm

Ballroom Dancing:

Step onto the dance floor and give ballroom dancing a try! Join us for a drop-in, non-instructional session where you can immerse yourself in the elegance and joy of ballroom dancing.

Kyle Centre Link

11:45- 1:00 pm

Walking Soccer:

Step onto the pitch and try walking soccer! This low-impact drop-in program is perfect for senior players, whether you're a beginner or experienced.

Rec. Complex Gymnasium Link
12:00-
7:30pm

Table Tennis:

Give table tennis a shot! Join us for a fun and energetic session where anyone can try their hand at this exciting sport.

 Kyle Centre Link

12:30-1:30pm

Meet & Greet with the Port Moody Arts Centre Society:

Meet their team, learn about their programs, and discover the arts experiences they offer.

Rec. Complex Curling Lounge Link

1:30-

2:20pm

Senior Strength & Stretch Class:

A class focused on improving strength, flexibility, and balance, specifically designed for seniors by our instructor, Lisa A.

Rec Complex Aerobics Studio Waitlist

2:00- 4:00pm

Ukulele:

Strum along with us at our Ukulele drop-in session! Join our volunteer-led program where all are welcome to join in on the fun. Bring your own ukulele

 Kyle Centre  Link
Thursday, June 20 

Time

Activity

Location Registration

8:00-

8:45am       

Pickleball Lesson & Game:

Pickleball is a racket sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Join us for a lesson followed by a friendly game.

Rec. Complex Gymnasium Waitlist

9:00-

10:00am

Meet & Greet: Port Moody Police:

Enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with members of the Port Moody Police Department in a relaxed setting.

Rec. Complex Curling Lounge Link

10:00-

10:50am

Joint Works Class:

Improve joint mobility and flexibility with our specialized fitness class led by instructor Beth.

Kyle Centre Waitlist 

11:00-

12:00pm   

Tour the POMOArts Centre:

Tour the POMOArts Centre for an immersive experience with light refreshments and a presentation on our Seniors programs.

POMOArts Centre Link
12:00-
3:00pm

Table Tennis:

Give table tennis a shot! Join us for a fun and energetic session where anyone can try their hand at this exciting sport.

 Kyle Centre Link

1:00-

2:00pm  

Dance for Health:

A fun and energetic dance session focused on enhancing your health and vitality.

 

Kyle Centre Link

1:00-

3:00pm

Open House at The Friendship Society:

Explore the Club, meet staff and volunteers, and learn about upcoming events and programs.

 The Club Link
Friday, June 21

Time

Activity

Location Registration

9:00-

9:50am

Forever Fit Class:

Stay active and energized with our dynamic fitness class led by instructor Leisha.

Kyle Centre Waitlist

10:00-

11:00am 

Meet & Greet: The Men’s Shed:

Connect with members of the Men’s Shed program, a community space for men to socialize and share skills.  

 Rec. Complex Curling Lounge Link
10:30- 12:30pm 

Tai Chi:

Discover the art of Wu Style Tai Chi! Join us for a session where you can experience this traditional form of Tai Chi firsthand.

 Kyle Centre Waitlist

11:45-

1:00pm

Walking Soccer:

Step onto the pitch and try walking soccer! This low-impact drop-in program is perfect for senior players, whether you're a beginner or experienced.

Rec. Complex Gymnasium Link

 

Saturday, June 22

Time

Activity

Location Registration

4:00- 

6:00pm                       

Seniors Try It Week Wrap Up Party!:

Wrap up the fun with us at our two-hour party featuring the live band, The Vinyls! Enjoy light refreshments and beverages as we celebrate. Plus, don't miss the grand prize draw for our Participation Passport!

Rec Complex Wellness Room                         Link
 Facility locations 
 Meet our partners
 Accessibility
 

Accessibility and inclusivity are core principles for Seniors Try It Week. We make every effort to ensure that all community members, regardless of physical abilities or language barriers, can participate and enjoy our activities. While our venues are wheelchair accessible and we offer support for mobility challenges, we acknowledge that we may not be able to accommodate all physical disabilities due to equipment limitations.

Additionally, we recognize the importance of addressing language barriers, and staff are prepared to assist those who require language support. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment, fostering connections and enriching experiences for all participants.

If you require support or adaptations to participate, or you have questions about activities or accessibility features in City facilities, please contact recreationinclusion@portmoody.ca

Pick up your Seniors Try It Week Participation Passport!

Unlock a world of exploration, connection, and excitement with our Participation Passport. Starting June 17, swing by Kyle Centre or the Recreation Complex to pick up your passport. Then, embark on a journey of discovery by attending our array of activities throughout the week.

For each activity you join, collect a stamp from our staff. The more stamps you gather, the greater your chances of winning these fabulous prizes:

  • 1st Prize: Annual Recreation Pass 
  • 2nd Prize: 11 Swipe Pass 
  • 3rd Prize: $20 Recreation Cash Card

Don't miss out—hand in your completed passport at Kyle Centre or the Recreation Complex by June 21 to enter the prize draw.