Cards, Music & Drop in Programs

Cards & Board Games

Open to Members Only, however if you are a non-member, you are welcome to try out the program for a maximum of three times before becoming a member.

Cribbage – Jo-Anne Cairns, Convener
Cribbage is played with a regular 52-card deck, by two, three, or four players. The Crib program is played every Friday at 1:00 pm in the West Community Room (beside the craft room).

 

Beginners Cribbage – Eileen Sawatzky & John Ross, Convener
This group is for beginners of Crib and is played with a regular 52-card deck, by two, three, or four players every Tuesday at 1:30 pm in the Dunford Diner Annex.

 

Euchre -Nova Jean Swihart , Convener
Euchre is generally played by four persons, with a pack of 32 cards, consisting of nines through the aces. The Euchre program runs Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. in the Dunford Diner Annex.

 

Bid Euchre – Judy Workman & Sharon Vandenhengel, Convener
Bid Euchre is played every Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 pm in the Dunford Diner Annex. 32 cards are dealt (double deck from Ace to Jack) Eight cards per person. Game is finished when all players have dealt twice. Play with partners same as regular Euchre. Each player bids once starting with the person to the left of the dealer, highest bidder leads, if you win the bid you only count the number of tricks bid, not the number of tricks taken. There is a $3.00 per afternoon fee for members.

 

NEW Beginners Bridge– Laree Findlay, Convener
Learn to play Bridge for Beginners! We play starting January 11, 2024 until March 1, 2024 on Thursdays at 1:30pm-3:00 pm in the Dunford Diner Annex. Single are welcome– bring a partner if possible. We will start back up on Thursday, May 2nd at 1:30 pm.

 

Contract Bridge –  Dianne Smith, Convener
This program meets on Monday and Friday in the Dunford Diner Annex at 1:00 pm.  Anyone wishing to learn the game or wanting to join in, please stop by.

 

Duplicate Bridge – Craig Gregory, Convener
This is a fun Duplicate Bridge Club at Nord-Bridge on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm in the Dunford Diner Annex. In Duplicate Bridge, the same hands are played at each table and your score is based upon your performance against other players.  A player normally plays with the same partner for that day, but please come even if you don’t have a partner, and we will try to match you up with someone. Players must be Nord-Bridge members. *Currently looking for more participants* *No class on April 11th, May 9th & June 6th.

 

Canasta/ Hand & Foot – Gail Petrie, Convener
Canasta is a card game of the Rummy family.  Players attempt to make melds of seven cards of the same rank and “go out” by playing all cards in their hands.  Canasta is played in the Dining Room Annex every Tuesday at 12:45 pm.

 

Whist Program
The classic game of whist is a plain-trick game without bidding, for four players in fixed partnerships. Rules are simple, and there are various forms of whist.  Three varieties of whist are played at Nord-Bridge: Trump Whist, Military Whist and Norwegian Whist.

 

Military Whist – Vacant, Convener
This program is played every Monday at 1:00 pm in the Dunford Diner Annex.

 

Texas Hold’em – Mike Bennett, Pino Zucchelli & Gord Lailey, Conveners
The subject of many a disagreement in Westerners, was the game Texas Hold’em. Fast forward to present day and minus the saloon / gun fights, Texas Hold’em has become the most popular poker game in North America.  Hold’em is a community card game where each player may use any combination of the five community cards and his/her own two hole cards to make a poker hand. This is a fun and easy game to learn.  There is a small weekly fee to play the game. Texas Hold’em is played every Tuesday at 1:00 pm (starting March 1st) in the West Community Room.

 

Scrabble – Vacant, Convener
Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a game board.  The words are formed across/down in a crossword fashion.  Players meet on Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Craft Room. If you are interested, drop in any Tuesday.

 

Social Activities Members only unless otherwise stated.

Jammers – Doug Youngren, Convener
Monday Jammers is one of the Centre’s most popular programs.  If you enjoy music (playing or listening) stop by to be part of this jam, or sit back and enjoy the music.  The  Jammers meet in the Dunford Diner & Dunford Diner Annex each Monday from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.  As seating is limited, there is a $3.00 fee for non-members to attend this program. The Jammers return after the September long weekend.

 

Music Makers – Louise Kochan, Convener
The Nord-Bridge Music Makers is a group that gets together weekly to sing. This group’s main focus is music and performing at different seniors’ health & housing facilities. The group meets weekly at Nord-Bridge in the Dunford Diner Annex on Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:30 am. New singers and acoustic instrumentalists are welcome. We are currently looking for more singers as well! Contact Louise at Nord-Bridge! We begin on January 9th.

 

New Comers Meet & Greet Barb LeClair & Heather Schmitt, Conveners
Strangers are just friends we haven’t met yet. Are you a new member and have trouble going into a room full of people that you would love to have coffee with? Lots of seniors attend Nord-Bridge for exercise, cards, or art, but this group makes that special human connection. Here is your chance to come and meet others as we are always looking for new faces. We meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 10:00 am in the Dunford Diner Annex. Every new member will receive a FREE coupon for a treat from our Dunford Diner! Drop in any time that suits you. We return on Jan. 17th.

 

NEW Nord-Bridge Ukes (Ukulele Circle)- Shelley McGarry & Laree Findlay, Conveners
Discover the joy of strumming and singing with us! Whether you’re a seasoned ukulele pro– or a beginner, all are welcome at this new program! Bring your ukulele, tuner, music stand, and let’s create beautiful music together! For more information please contact the conveners: Laree at 403-894-8865  or Shelley: 250-802-9876 or 403-914-0032. We will supply the tabs and lyrics. We play every Friday starting January 12, 2024 *Excludes any special luncheon days (Feb. 9 & May 10)
Time: 9:30 –10:00 am is for tuning and learning & 10:00 am-11:00 am is playing music.
Location: Dunford Diner Annex
Fee: FREE for members only drop in on what ever day works for you!

 

Baking/Cooking at the Interfaith Foodbank
In partnership with the Lethbridge Family Centre come and have fun creating and socializing while using fresh ingredients from the Interfaith Garden! Lots of food to take home at the end of the session as well! Please register at Nord-Bridge or call 403-329-3222 and ask for Ashley. For Seniors 55+.
Date: Tuesday, Jan 30, Feb. 27, March 26, April 30, May 28, & June 25
Time: 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm
Location: Chinook Country Kitchen (Inside the Interfaith Foodbank) 1103 3 Ave. N.
Fee: FREE for Members $10.00 for Non-Members
Maximum Participants: 6

 

Intergenerational Programs

LSKIP – Lethbridge Family Centre
In partnership with the Lethbridge Family Centre, this intergenerational program is with children and/or youth between the ages 3 – 12 years old. Nord-Bridge Seniors and the children are then partnered up together to enjoy crafts and stories together followed by music at the end of the hour. We are always looking for more fun Nord-Bridge Senior members to volunteer in this program. Please talk to Ashley if you have any questions or would like to sign up. *Ask Ashley about the special event at Chinook Lake North (Uplands) on July 16th at 10am!

Date: Wednesday, January 24, February 28, March 27, April 24 , May 22  & June 26
Time: 3:15pm to 4:15 pm
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Fee: FREE

 

Intergenerational Game Afternoon- Park Meadows Elementary School
This is an intergenerational program between the Park Meadows Elementary School Grade 5 students and Nord-Bridge Senior members. They play a variety of board games with the seniors followed by a light snack all in one hour. We are always looking for more fun Nord-Bridge Senior members to volunteer in this program. Please talk to Ashley if you have any questions or would like to sign up. This program is FREE to join!

Date: Thursday, Jan. 25, Feb. 29, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, & May 30
Time: 1:20 pm –2:45 pm
Location: West Community Room
Fee: FREE

 

Education

Mind Joggers Writing Group – Ted Sillito, Jack Simmons, & Judy Knox, Conveners
The Mind Joggers Writers Group is a casual, friendly group that is always looking for new members.  Each person has memories that are important to record for future generations.  This group is here to offer encouragement and support as you get  started in writing.  You will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to write, once you get over the initial fear. Drop-in to the Berlando Boardroom on Thursdays at 9:30 am to see if this program is for you. You may want to just listen or join the discussions. *Begins January 11th.

 

NEW Genealogy Course
Enhance your knowledge of online and local resources to help you grow your family tree.  Your discoveries are more valued when supported by sources. Course outline will be determined by the interests of participants. Possible topics will include building family trees beginning with what you know, researching for missing info or ancestors, learning to use resources such as ancestry, family search etc., and how to attach sources to support finds and improve accuracy. *Laptop or tablet required in this course & must be computer literate.

Session 1 Begins: Tuesday, January 9– Feb. 27
Session 2 Begins: Tuesday, March 12– April 30
Time: 10:00 am — 11:00 am
Location: Flex Room
Fee: Members: $35.00 Non Members: $55.00
Instructors: Grant and Linda Harker     Max. Attendees: 10

 

NEW Intro to French with Louise Hamel!
Learn the basics of French whether you are wanting to learn for an upcoming trip or just in general conversation, this is the class for you! Please pick up a pre-participant survey upon registration and return by January 12th. No previous experience required.

Begins: Friday, January 19 – March 8
Time: 10:30 am– 12:00 pm
Location: Flex Room
Fee: $30.00 Members $50.00 Non Members
Maximum Attendees: 14

Begins: Friday, March 15- May 10
Time: 9:30- 10:30 am (Beginners Level) OR 10:45 am- 11:45 am (Level 2)
Location: Flex Room
Fee: $30.00 Members $50.00 Non Members
Max.: 14 in each class

 

NEW Technology Help with Al!
Al is our very well known volunteer “Tech Help” expert and he is now offering official group classes to our members on tech help questions from email set up & resetting passwords to buying a new computer and all the tips and tricks in between! Please fill out a form upon registration to help Al tailor the class to all participants!

Begins: Thursday, Jan. 25, Feb. 22nd & Mar. 28th (3 sessions)
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Flex Room
Fee: $25.00 for Members ONLY

 

Drop-In Activities

Drop-In Activities are open to Members Only.  However, if you are a non-member, you can try the activity for a maximum of three times before you need to become a member (*excluding the pool room). You do not need to sign-up for the following programs once you are a member. Begins second week of September unless otherwise specified. 

Carpet Bowling– Margaret Blais, Convener
Carpet Bowling is a team sport played on an indoor carpet, using bowls and a jack. The object is for the team to gain as many shots as possible by getting their bowls nearer to the jack than their opponents. Our group welcomes new members, and is willing to give instruction if needed. Carpet Bowling is held on Wednesday & Friday at 10:00 am in the Multi-Purpose Hall.  *No class Friday, March 8th & Wed. April 3rd.

 

Darts – Carol Doroshenko, Convener
Darts is an indoor game in which players take turns throwing darts.  Players start at a set score of usually 501 and win by reducing their score to zero. There are ten dart boards in the Multi-Purpose Hall.  Darts is played every Monday* and Wednesday at 1:00 pm.  New and novice players are welcome.  *Begins January 4th. Darts is cancelled on 3rd Monday of each month or the Monday on which it falls to accommodate the Outreach Program.

 

Pool –  Steve King, Convener
The Veres Family Games Room is open daily 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and  has three pool tables: One Eight / Nine Ball regulation table for both men & ladies, and two twelve-foot tables suitable for pool golf and snooker. *Please be advised, a user fee is required for this program. An annual fee of $50.00 or an alternate drop-in fee of $2.00 per day to play can be paid at the drop box located at the entrance of the Veres Family Games room.

 

Table Shuffleboard – Clay Olsen, Convener
Shuffleboard is a game in which players slide metal weighted pucks down a long smooth wooden table into a scoring area at the opposite end of the table.  There are two shuffleboards in the Veres Family Games Room.  The scheduled day and time for the program is Tuesday at 9:00 am,  but the shuffleboard tables can be used at other times as available. *Members are welcome to drop-in anytime.

 

Table Tennis – Jerry Mikusek & Dave Bergen, Conveners
This activity is located in the Multi-Purpose Hall on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm, and includes open play, singles & doubles. New members are welcome and instruction is available if required.  Non-Members pay a $2.00 nightly drop-in fee. NEW now starting at 7:30 pm starting March 20th, 2024.

 

Floor Shuffleboard – Heather Schmitt, Convener
Floor Shuffleboard is a game in which players use a pole – called a cue – to drive a flat, circular disc across the floor to a scoring box. Two people or teams can play floor shuffleboard against one another and try to prevent each other from scoring. This program is played every Thursday at 1:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose Hall. * Return Jan. 4th. *No class June 6th for seniors week BBQ picnic.

 

Bocce – Steve King, Convener
Anyone interested in Bocce, should come out to the Nor-Bridge Lions Park at 2:00PM (weather permitting) on Tuesday. Bocce will start once the weather starts to warm up (May or June). For more information refer to our monthly Newsletter.

 

Golf – Dan Lang & June Perreault , Conveners
Bring your golf clubs on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather permitting) as the group heads to Evergreen Golf Centre.  Watch for more information in the monthly Newsletters as to when the golf program will start.

 

NEW Beginners Pickleball for Seniors 55+ –  Margaret Blais, Conveners
This is a fun game resembling tennis in which players use paddles to hit a perforated plastic ball over a net. This is a great way to meet new people and stay active! Pre-register at Nord-Bridge in advance by stopping by the Front Reception Desk. From there, participants will download the TEAM REACH application on their device for up to date information on each night. There is limited space available so please register any time after Jan. 4th. Please wear comfortable indoor running shoes. All equipment is supplied but members are welcome to bring their own paddles and balls as well. This program runs every Monday at 6:30 pm (starting Jan. 15th) & Thursday at 5:45 pm for a drop– in fee of $2.00 for members and $5.00 for non members 55+. Please pre-register with Ashley at 403-329-3222 for either day. Please use the NE doors of the building. No class on Stat Holidays.