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Active 55+ Thursday Drop-In Programs

Socialize over refreshments: 1:00 pm
Lecture, cultural program or workshop: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Weekly Drop-In: $4.00

Socialize over refreshments in a café-style setting before enjoying a stimulating lecture, cultural program or workshop. We have a different program every week ... something for everyone!

For more information about our Active 55+ programs, please contact Lisa Roy at (416) 924-6211 x155 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Jews of North Winnipeg

Black and white image of a grocery store, with two people standing out frontThursday April 27, 2017
Socialize over refreshments: 1:00 pm
Program: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

$4 Drop-In

Guest speakers: Elaine Todres and Rubin Todres

Learn about the people and institutions of north Winnipeg, such as Camp Massad, Bnai Brith Camp and the YMHA, from the perspective of two individuals who grew up in Winnipeg in the 1950’s and 60’s.

Read more: The Jews of North Winnipeg

The Deli Man Cometh – Part I

deli man movie poster - close up of a sandwich cross section with the words Deli Man in the middleThursday May 11, 2017
Socialize over refreshments: 1:00 pm
Program: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

$4 Drop-In

Film Screening of Deli Man

For some, delicatessen food is close to a religious experience. A tender, crumbling cut of corned beef steeped in its juices. A full-bodied garlic dill pickle. Spicy brown mustard with grain. A blintz that melts in your mouth like a creamsicle on a summer’s day. Recipes and culinary garnishes from Hungary, Poland, Russia, Romania that flowed into late 19th and early 20th century America and soon became part of an American culinary and cultural vernacular – Deli.

Read more: The Deli Man Cometh – Part I

The Deli Man Cometh – Part 2

A man with a food prep hat on holding various sandwichesThursday May 18, 2017
Socialize over refreshments: 1:00 pm
Program: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

$4 Drop-In

Zane Caplansky has been called many things: Saviour of Deli, Smoked Meat Maven, Food Truck Pioneer and much worse. Come hear Zane explain how it all started from his backyard in Cabbagetown to the path towards Global Deli Domination.

Read more: The Deli Man Cometh – Part 2

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