Seniors News

Seniors News:

News from the Herman Prior 55+ Centre

Haley Parson: Executive Director

June, 2015


Spring has finally sprung! Welcome Back Hope from your maternity leave!

The Herman Prior Centre's Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 31st. Doors open at 4:30 pm, Dinner will be served at 5pm and the meeting will follow. Dessert will be served after the meeting. Please RSVP by Friday, May 29th.

Some of the programs are now ending for the summer. Floor Curling and Shuffleboard done on June 19th. Aquasize is finished at this point. The Herman Prior Tai Chi is completed but the Taoist Tai Chi program will continue at its usual times all summer. Monday Painting and Line Dancing classes are finished for the summer along with Square Dancing and Clogging. Wednesday Painting Class will resume throughout the summer months. All programs that are ending their season will resume in September.

*Please note that the Herman Prior Centre will be closed completely for Canada Day on Wednesday, July 1st and will reopen on Thursday, July 2nd for regular programs and activities.

Friday Afternoon Dance will be on Friday, June 12th with live music provided by The Versatiles. This wonderful afternoon begins at 1:30 pm and will end at 3:30 pm, with a light snack for only $2.00. Bring a friend or two and come out for a great afternoon filled with friends, music and great laughs.

The June birthday party will be Friday, June 26th. Al and Friends will be the band playing for the dance. Everyone with a June birthday will receive their piece of cake and beverage free! The celebration begins at 1:30pm.

The Prior Centre’s Book Nook is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. If you are looking for an interesting book to read or a puzzle to put together, you are sure to find one you like here at the Book Nook. Donations to the Book Nook are always welcome!

Come join us for lunch! The Herman Prior Centre has a noon meal program Monday to Friday. A hot meal with tea or coffee and dessert is served at noon and costs $7.00. Everyone is welcome. Please call by 11 am to reserve.

In other Herman Prior news, there are a couple of interesting trips ahead in the summer months. The first, a day long trip to Clear Lake, to sight see, shop and enjoy a meal and a riverboat cruise on the pristine, aptly named “Martese”, a beautiful area. The tour bus will leave at 8:30 am from the Prior Centre on Thursday, July 30th and return around 5:00pm. The all-inclusive cost is $75 for members, $85 for non-members. The deadline to register for this very picturesque and enjoyable trip is Friday, June 26th. We will also be attending Rainbow Stage on two occasions. First, “West Side Story” on Wednesday, June 17th, "Sister Act" on Wednesday, August 26th, cost is $80.00 for members and $90.00 for non-members. If you are interested in going on any of these trips or have suggestions for new ones stop in or call or email the Prior Centre.

The Herman Prior Centre is always looking for volunteers! Time commitments would be a morning or afternoon on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Opportunities include front desk reception, kitchen help or program coordination. We can also use volunteers to help with set-up and take down for special events, or for odd jobs around the Centre. Give us a call or drop by if you are interested in volunteering!

Herman Prior Centre 2015 memberships are still available. The Prior Centre provides programs and services such as recreational activities, healthy lifestyle and educational programs, along with leadership and volunteer opportunities. Health services include hearing, foot care and blood pressure clinics. Come in and renew or purchase a membership. The cost is still only $15.00 for the year. For more information on the programs and services offered or the volunteer opportunities that are available, call 204-857-6951 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

If you have any suggestions on trips, activities or events for the Prior Centre please feel free to call, drop by, send an email to Hope at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or check us out on Facebook at We are always looking for new and fresh ideas. We want to hear from you!