High Steppers Seniors Club

Spring Newsletter

Once again a year has ended and a new year has begun!

2016 was a great year for the High Steppers, as we welcomed new participants to our club.

Winakwa Community Club was able to purchase a stove that the High Steppers are able to use, so our amazing volunteers can continue to make delicious lunches for our participants and guests.

Our annual tea 2016 theme was back to the 60’s and was a great success. We had the area politicians come with their families and serve our guests coffee, tea, sandwiches and dainties.

We had vendors such as 31 bags, Tupperware, Epicure, Mary Kay and a craft table set up

for anyone who wanted to shop. The High Steppers would like to thank all the volunteers and merchants who volunteered their time and prizes to make our event such a success, especially the awesome silent auction with amazing prizes.

Once again we held our barter system garage sale. “One mans junk is another mans treasure”, proved to be very true this year as our garage sale was very successful. All unsold items were given to the Lutheran Urban Mission.

We started our 2017 off with a bang at our New Years lunch-in and party. Bingo, cow racing, shuffle board is how we started the party, then a Chinese lunch was served ( Thank you Komodo Restaurant for the great food ). We had 35 party people in attendance, who enjoyed the party, games and socializing.

We are always open to new participants joining our group that we run Wednesday’s and Thursday’s from 10:00am to 2:30pm. We can help arrange rides for participants that may need a ride. If you would like to know more about our group or come for a visit to see what we are all about please call Program Manager Judy Schau at 204-619-8477.

We are alway in need of volunteers for a variety of different jobs such as drivers, servers, game companions just to mention a few. If you have some time on your hands and would like to help out please call Judy 204-619-8477

Judy Schau

204-619-8477

hsscwinakwa@gmail.com

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The High Steppers Seniors Club

Where seniors can come and meet and have fun


The High Steppers Seniors Club provides an opportunity for social interaction in a safe environment for elderly persons who do not wish to, or are no longer able to function in more active social clubs.

An equally important benefit of our Club is the free time provided to the caregivers of a number of the Club members. Some of our Club attendees are of limited capability to the extent that spouses, children or others are required to provide round the clock supervision and care. Having the opportunity to leave their loved ones with the High Steppers Seniors Club for a few hours each week allows them to attend to other necessary tasks or to simply have a break from their constant responsibility.

The club operates each Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 am until 2:30 pm, providing snacks, coffee and tea at 10:00 am and 2:10 pm. We provide a fun day playing cards, shuffleboard, bocce, music, dominoes, friendship, conversation, coffee, tea, refreshments, and a light lunch.

At the High Steppers Seniors Club, a large group of dedicated volunteers supervised by the Club Manager carry out all of the tasks necessary for the operation of the club.

You can choose to come one day a week, or both days.

If you know anyone, family member, neighbor or friends that would like a day out, tell them about the High Steppers Seniors Club.

Your first visit is COMPLIMENTRY so you can see what the High Steppers Seniors Club is all about.

Please call the Club Manager to set up a time for your first visit 204-619-8477.

 

History 

There was seen to be a need in our Windsor Park, St. Boniface community, Martha Treichel could see it, and was instrumental in forming the concept of our club in 1992. The dedication and perseverance of the early committee members and volunteers carried the organization through a disappointing slow start to our present viable and very popular organization.

A grant received from the federal government’s New Horizons Program in 1993 got the club off to a good start enabling the purchase of needed equipment and to grow from an initial one day program set up for six participants to our present two day program handling up to 12 participants each day.

After the New Horizons grant, the Club has been responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the program and any additions to it. Subsequent operating support has been received from the Winnipeg Foundation, the City of Winnipeg, the Manitoba Community Services Council Inc., the Thomas Sill Foundations and numerous individual donors.

The Prince of Peace Senior Social Centre Volunteers (POPSSCV) is a registered charity that supports the High Steppers Seniors Club, and is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. The High Steppers Seniors Club has a manager to supervise the daily operation of the club.

 

Join Us – Participants

The High Steppers Seniors Club

Please call our Club Manager and to set up and appointment:   (204) 619-8477.

Place: The club is operating out of Winakwa Community Centre, 980 Winakwa Road.

Fee: There is a small monthly fee to attend.

Times: The High Steppers Seniors Club meets twice a week on

Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

Volunteers

If you would like to become a volunteer in The High Steppers Seniors Club please call

Club Manager: (204) 619-8477.  Or E-mail us  hsscwinakwacc@gmail.com

Donations

The High Steppers Seniors Club requires donations to help offset operational costs.

You can help!

These donations can be made by mailing a cheque directly to:

P.O.P. Senior Social Centre Volunteers
930 Winakwa Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2J 1E7

Contact

We would love to hear from you!

 (204) 619-8477.

E-mail us at  hsscwinakwa@gmail.com