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  • Snowshoeing
  • Movie Time
  • Ottawa Tulip Festival
  • Pickle Ball
  • Ottawa River Boat Cruise/BBQ
  • Monthly Entertainment/  Speakers
  • Language Lessons
  • CPR/AED Training
  • Travelogues 
    • Walk Across Baffin Island
    • Canoeing the Snake River
    • Scandinavian Nordic Ski Trip




  • "Aging Well" Theatre
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Luncheon Socials
  • Guided canoe trip through the Snake River  Marsh Provincial Conservation Reserve
  • 55 Alive Driving Course
  • Square Dancing
  • Computer Courses
  • Fall Colours Tour
  • "Are your ducks in a row?"
  • MosaiCanada 2017


 From the desk of the SFC Publicity Director - SFC NRT submission for Feb. 24, 2021


Hello from the Seniors Friendship Club

Wednesday, February 24, 2021


Contact Us

The Seniors Friendship Club is open to all adults living in the communities from Chalk River to Deux Rivieres. This is a fantastic organization and a great way to meet people and participate in fun, educational, cultural, recreational, and social activities. In order to keep us safe during these times, there are many online and virtual activities. Check us out at We can also be reached by phone at 613-401-3452.

Consider becoming a member. Our Facebook page is a source of great current information. You can find it at Sfc Uov. Find our website at <> and you will find a full description of all our activities.



Meet the Authors

Join us on Wednesday February 24 at 7pm while we welcome sisters Kristen den Hartog and Tracy Kasaboski, the co-authors of two books that look at history from an intimate family perspective. The sisters will discuss their first collaboration, The Occupied Garden: A Family Memoir of War-Torn Holland. Published in 2008, the book received rave reviews and made the Globe and Mail Notable Book List. This presentation will be offered over Zoom.



Virtual Concert

Peter Boczar will be performing a concert on Thursday, February 25 from 1 to 3 in support of the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Care Campaign.

Peter is an amateur pianist who has returned to his passion for music after a 50-year hiatus. Pre Covid, he made lots of people happy every week, playing keyboard and volunteering at a variety of care facilities. These days he continues to entertain us “virtually”.

Details regarding this concert are available on our website.




We continue to enjoy a snowshoe weekly on Wednesdays at 1:30. To find out the trails we will be exploring this week, email and we will let you know where to meet and how far we will be going. Note –this email is used only for snowshoeing. Use the main email address for all other SFC inquiries.



Love was in the Air

The Senior Friendship Club provided lots of enjoyable activities during Valentine’s Week. We started the week off with a concert by Peter Boczar on Sunday, Book Club on Tuesday where Steamy Romance was discussed, then poetry reading by Vanessa Sears later in the evening, on Wednesday Brian McGurrin talked love in music and we ended off with some Valentine’s trivia on Thursday. We were “feeling the love” all week.



Airport Talk

On Wednesday, March 3 at 7 pm, Jennifer Layman will provide a review of how the Pembroke airport was used in 2020, some changes that took place and how the facility is coming to play an important role in the community.

2020 was a strange year from many businesses and organizations and the Pembroke and Area Airport was one of them. There were some challenges for sure, but there were also some highlights that are worth celebrating. Contact us for details.



Seniors’ Centre Without Walls

Seniors’ Centre Without Walls (SCWW) provides free recreational activities over the phone with a group of other older adults in the community. All are over the phone and free. The following are just some of the programs that might be of interest to you this week:


  • Chair Yoga - Weekly on Tuesdays from 10:30 - 11:15 led by Angela Stewart.


  • Book Club - Weekly on Tuesdays at 1 pm. The topic for March 2 is Fantastic Mystery Authors.


SCWW Programs are multi-person phone conversations much like conference calls. No special equipment needed – any phone will do.

You are able to hear each other, talk to one another, learn and/or just have fun.


The SFC SCWW would not be possible without funding support from the Older Adults Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) and the Government of Ontario.



Hip and Balance Fitness

Weekly on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:10 Kim Knight will guide you through fitness exercises intended to improve your hip strength and balance. These fitness exercises will be guided through Zoom.




Weekly onThursdays at 7:00 pm Madelaine Mageau will lead you through meditation exercises. Contact us for details.



Cooking Classes

On Thursday February 18, Jenna Walsh, RD CDE walked us through the preparation of Sheetpan Chicken and Roasted Vegetables. Although this was an easy dish to prepare Jenna offered us lots of tips and suggestions for when we make this again. Our next cooking class will be on March 3 when we prepare Tuscan Chicken Lentil Pasta Bake.

Please contact us and we will provide you with the recipes, grocery list and Zoom link.

These cooking lessons are free to you and are made possible by the Government of Ontario – Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility.