Special Interest Programs, Workshops & Events 


Beckett Serenaders

The Beckett Serenaders are a choir group that sings at various retirement & nursing homes in the Brantford area.
When we are not performing in the community, you will find our group practicing on Wednesday afternoons at the Beckett Adult Leisure Centre.

The Beckett Serenaders are currently looking for male voices!  You would need to be available on Wednesday afternoons from approximately 1:00 - 4:00 pm.  If you are interested, please inquire at the BALC front desk or call the Centre at
519-756-3261 ext 5569.  We will let you know how you can get involved!



The Brant Carving Club

The Brant Carving Club (previously known as the St. George Carvers) meets on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 pm at the Beckett Adult Leisure Centre.

Our members have many years of experience at all levels and areas including: Caricature, Relief, Birds, Love Spoons & Bark Carving. We welcome all “wood-be,” novice or seasoned carvers to join us in “sharpening” our activities.
For further information please call the BALC at 519-756-3261 ext. 5569


Card Making Workshops

1) Beginners Card Making

Make 3 beautiful all occasion cards using a variety of tools & techniques. Everything supplied

1st Wednesday of every month
Time: 10 am – 12 noon.
Cost: $12.00 / workshop (members) or $15.00 / workshop (non members)

Next Beginner Card Making Dates:     

  • November 7
  • December 5


2) Advanced Card Making

Take your card making skills to the next level with interesting and fancy folds, designer papers, punches, more layers, ribbons, and embellishments. Everything supplied!

3rd Monday each month
10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Workshop includes all supplies and you leave with 4 occasion cards.
Cost: $17.00 (members) or $20.00 (non members)

Next Advanced Card Making Dates:   

  • November 19
  • December 17



What is Service Canada?

Service Canada is designed to improve the delivery of government programs and services to Canadians by making them faster, easier and more convenient.  Find out about the different programs that are offered including:
Canada Pension Plans, Old Age Security and more!

Tuesday, November 6 at 10:00 am

Please RSVP if you plan to attend

If you would like assistance with setting up your online Service Canada Account, join us after the session at 11:30 am.  We will be happy to help!



Annual General Meeting

Friday, November 16 at 10:30 am

This is your Centre!  Show your interest, show your support, elect new Advisory Board Members. 
This is your opportunity to find out about all the great things happening at the BALC!
Lunch to follow meeting.
Please note: All morning activities cancelled