55+ Programs

How to register

You can register online at www.brantford.ca/Activenet or by calling 519-759-4150 ext. 5569.

55+ Special Interest Programs and Workshops

Drawing for Beginners

Location: T.B.Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell Street

Learn to draw basic 3-D shapes, fruit and still life objects and use a variety of sketching tools and techniques to make your drawings exciting. You will need to bring your own supplies. A supply list will be emailed after registration. There will be no class May 20.

  • Fridays April 5 to May 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $45.00 members, $60.00 non-members

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Ukulele for Beginners
Location: T.B.Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell Street

Learn to play the ukulele in this fun beginners class. You must bring your own ukulele.

  • Mondays April 8 to June 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $60.00 members, $90.00 non-members

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Ukulele Level 2
Location: T.B.Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell Street

If you already know how to play the three basic chords on your ukulele (C,F,G), then this is the perfect class for you. In this sing-a-long style ukulele class, you will learn how to play a variety of new songs. You must bring your own ukulele. There will be no class May 20.

  • Mondays April 8 to June 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $60.00 members, $90.00 non-members

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Writing Your Memoir

Location: T.B.Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell Street

Every life is unique and full of ups and downs and adventures. We will help you revive your memories and show you how to make your tales sparkle on the page.

  • Mondays April 15 to 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $30.00 members, $40.00 non-members

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Paint Party

Location: T.B.Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell Street

Join us for an afternoon of fun and learning! You get to choose if you work with oils, acrylics or watercolours in this mixed media paint party. Learn how to paint trees and flowers so that they look like stained glass windows. You will need to bring your own supplies. A supply list will be emailed after registration.

  • Friday, May 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $15.00 members, $20.00 non-members

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55+ Stay Active Programs

Basic Clogging

Location: Beckett Recreation Centre, 219 Colborne Street

Learn the basics of clogging while getting your exercise in this fun dance program.

  • Wednesdays, March 27 to May 29 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $45.00 members, $75.00 non-members

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Clogging (intermediate or advanced)

Location: Beckett Recreation Centre, 219 Colborne Street

If you love to dance, you’ll love clogging! Two levels are offered to suit your needs.

  • Intermediate: Wednesdays, March 27 to May 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Advanced: Wednesdays, March 27 to May 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Cost: $60.00 members, $90.00 non-members

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Zumba Gold

Location: Beckett Recreation Centre, 219 Colborne Street

Don’t miss out on this fun fitness class that incorporates cha-cha, salsa, and meringue moves.

  • Thursdays, March 28 to May 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Cost: $60.00 members, $90.00 non-members

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Dance Fit/Gentle Yoga Combo Class 

Enjoy 30-minutes of dance-based exercise that will get you moving to the music for a great cardio workout. Finish the class with 30-minutes of gentle yoga to help calm your mind and stretch your muscles. A great 2-in-1 workout! Please bring your own yoga mat. There will be no class July 19.

  • Fridays, April 5 to June 21 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. 

Location: T.B.Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre

Cost: $72.00 members, $108.00 non-members

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  • Fridays, July 5 to August 23 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. 

Location: Lions Park Arena, 20 Edge Street

Cost: $42.00 members, $63.00 non-members

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Latin Line Dance

Join this fun and easy line dance class with a Latin flare. There will be no class July 19.

  • Fridays, April 5 to June 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Location: T.B.Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre

Cost: $36.00 members, $72.00 non-members

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  • Fridays, July 12 to August 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Location: Lions Park Arena, 20 Edge Street

Cost: $18.00 members, $36.00 non-members

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Tai Chi/Qigong 

This gentle form of exercise is an introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong. Help improve your balance, muscle tone and mental well-being. You will learn a series of movements that builds on the movement learned the previous week. By the end of the 10-week session, you will be able to complete the short form of Chen Yang style Tai Chi.

  • Fridays, April 5 to June 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $60.00 members, $90.00 non-members

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Fitness

Increase your heart rate and tone your muscles in this beginners fitness class. There will be no class on May 20 or August 5.

  • Mondays, April 15 to June 24 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. 

Location: T.B.Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre

Cost: $35.00 members, $65.00 non-members

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  • Mondays, July 8 to August 19 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  

Location: Lions Park Arena, 20 Edge Street

Cost: $21.00 members, $39.00 non-members

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Gentle Yoga 

Calm your mind with gentle relaxing movements that will improve your health. There will be no class on May 20 or August 5.

  • Mondays, April 15 to June 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Location: T.B.Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre

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Cost: $60.00 members, $90.00 non-members

  • Mondays, July 8 to August 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Location: Lions Park Arena, 20 Edge Street

Cost: $36.00 members, $54.00 non-members

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55+ Drop-in activities

FREE to Beckett Recreation Centre and Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre 55+ Facility Membership holders. Learn more about memberships at www.brantford.ca/RecMemberships.

Non-members can join in the fun for $5.15 per visit, per program, or regular admission rates apply. Previous experience is recommended. Free parking is available.

Drop-in schedules
LocationProgramDayTime
Beckett Recreation Centre, 219 Colborne Street Carpet Bowling Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Beckett Recreation Centre, 219 Colborne Street Darts Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Beckett Recreation Centre, 219 Colborne Street Recreational Pickleball ($3.00/visit) Previous experience required. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays 
Beckett Recreation Centre, 219 Colborne Street Bridge Wednesday 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Beckett Recreation Centre, 219 Colborne Street Shuffleboard Wednesday 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Beckett Recreation Centre, 219 Colborne Street Euchre Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Lions Park Arena, 20 Edge Street Bridge and Wizard (begins July 8) Monday

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Lions Park Arena, 20 Edge Street Euhre and Cribbage (begins July 5) Friday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
T.B.Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell Street Cornhole (until June 17) Monday 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
T.B.Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell Street Wizard (until June 17)  Monday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
T.B.Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell Street Wood Carving (until June 21) Friday 9:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, 254 North Park Street Zoomer Fitness Monday and Wednesday 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, 254 North Park Street Sit and Fit  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Friday
Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, 254 North Park Street Chair Yoga Tuesday 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Until June 25), 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (beginning July 2)
Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, 254 North Park Street Cornhole (until June 21) Friday 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, 254 North Park Street Indoor Walking Group Friday 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.