RA Program Guide Fall 2018

Program Guide
Click here to download the 2018-2019 Program Guide (in PDF).


Looking for a terrific way to get involved? Easy, fun and sociable, the RA’s Fifty Plus Club offers activities year-round. As a member you can participate in all our activities and socials. All Fifty Plus Club activities are organized and run by Club members. Non-members are welcome to attend any activity twice before joining the Club. Additional fees are indicated where applicable.

Fifty Plus Club, membership is not exclusive to those 50 years of age and over. Membership is open to all RA Members.  

Annual: 12 month from date of purchase
Fee: $85 RA member

PLEASE NOTE: You must be an RA Member to join the Club. RA Membership is open to everyone. Click here for information on Association Membership.



Badminton with no fuss, just fun, it’s the perfect way to start playing or improve your skills. No partner required. Your activity rep will match you up with someone to play with. No extra fees. All levels welcome.

Tuesdays Sept 11, 2018 to May 7, 2019 1:10pm - 3:00pm
Wednesdays Sept 12, 2018 to May 8, 2019 1:10pm - 3:00pm
Please note:
There will be NO BADMINTON on March 12 & March 13, 2019 inclusive.

Location:  West Gymnasium, RA Centre



Fifty Plus Club members meet twice weekly, following the line dancing to keep fit and dance the day away. Volunteers lead and organize the dance. All levels. Partners are not required. There is a small fee of .50¢ / day.

Mondays September 10, 2018 to June 24, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Fridays September 14, 2018 to June 28, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Please note:
There will be NO BALLROOM DANCING on March 11 & March 15, 2019 inclusive.

* Members will be notified of room location in advance.



What is the perfect cribbage hand?  Join our members weekly for fun and sociability. All supplies provided.

Tuesdays September 2018 to August 2019 11:30am - 2:00pm



Students will learn the basics of the game during these eight week sessions. Each class is two hours long. Course material is based on Audrey Grant's new "Bridge Basics" and incorporates elements of the highly successful European teaching strategy called Minibridge. By the end of the course students are prepared to play social bridge.

Click here to view session dates and fees.



Do you enjoy cross stitching, knitting, crocheting, quilting, embroidery or any other form of needle arts? Join this group of like-minded members on Wednesday afternoons or Tuesday evenings. Bring whatever project you are working on, no matter the form, and don’t forget your stitching tools (scissors, pins, needle, etc.) Friendly advice offered and plenty of laughs shared.

Tuesdays September 2018 to August 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesdays September 2018 to August 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm



Are you interested in trying out Ballroom Line Dancing? It’s easy, fun and sociable! Everyone is welcome. No partner or previous dancing experience is needed and classes are open to both men and women. These classes are taught by certified line dance instructor Louis Patry. Classes take place inside the new West Gymnasium.

Mondays January 7, 2019 to March 4, 2019 (7 weeks)
(No classes on February 4 & 18)
12:55pm - 1:55pm
Fee: $42.00 per session Course code:  993
Fridays January 11, 019 to March 8, 2019 (6 weeks)
(No classes on January 25 & February 8 & 15)
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Fee: $36.00 per session  Course code:  995
Please note:
There will be NO LINE DANCING on March 11 & March 15, 2019 inclusive.

Registration is required.
  Register for a session or a daily guest fee at the East Member Services desk.

 Drop-In daily fee: $ 10.00 per person



Enjoy skating at the RA’s Kinsella Arena every Tuesday and Thursday morning.  Come and enjoy the music, friendship and exercise.  Skilled, novice and beginner skaters are welcome.  Helmets are strongly recommended for all participants.  Skating registration is accepted at the Member Services Desk.  Guests are welcome for a daily fee.

Tuesdays 10:30am – 11:20am 
  September 11, 2018 to April 9, 2019
Thursdays 10:30am – 11:20am 
  September 13, 2018 to April 11, 2019
Please note:
There will be NO SKATING from March 12 to March 14, 2019 inclusive.
Fees: $ 40.00 Fifty Plus Club Member  
  $   5.00 guest fee  




Beginner to advanced levels will work in their choice of medium (oils, watercolours, acrylics, coloured pencils, etc.) under the guidance of a professional artist with over 35 years of teaching experience.  Bring your own supplies and reference photos to the first class.

Wednesdays 7:00pm – 9:30pm 
  January 23, 2019 to March 13, 2019
Fees: $ 145.00 Fifty Plus Club Member  
  $ 165.00 Non-member