Ouendat greeting meaning peace, wholeness and well-being.
To meet the social, educational and recreational needs of the 55+ community.
2020 - 2021 MEMBER REGISTRATION
We ask that existing members wait to renew for 2021 until we are back in the centre in full operation. We will be happy to renew your membership so at that point.
New memberships or renewals for year 2020 will be accepted by mail and paid by cheque only ($50). New memberships paid now will cover 2020 and all of 2021. We currently offer virtual, outdoor and Wye Marsh programs. Be sure to check out our weekly eblast for the list of current programs.
At this point, the only way we can safely accept payment is by cheque via mail. If you print off the registration form and mail it to us, we will register you, make your membership card and mail it back to you ASAP. You need the card to show at Wye Marsh and any other opportunities we are able to line up for you.
We would appreciate if existing 2020 members wait until we reopen or have an online solution to renew. We'll provide updates as soon as they become available.
UPCOMING PROGRAM EVENTS
We hold several large parties every year, such as, St Pat's Party, Fashion Shows, a BBQ and volunteer members help with planning, design, marketing, setup, meal prep, serving and clean up. It's a great way to meet new people and contribute to Askennonia's mission.
FRONT LINE AMBASSADOR
Volunteer members staff our reception desk Monday to Friday, answering questions and sharing information about Askennonia and the larger community. During the 3.5 hour morning or afternoon shift, they sell memberships and event tickets, answer phones and do plenty of other clerical work. Computer skills are a definite asset. Your smile is a definite requirement!
About 75% of our 50+ weekly programs are delivered by volunteer conveners. Duties range from actually teaching a subject such as, french, line dancing or cooking class to simply taking care of the sign in sheet and returning any money to the reception desk. Some program conveners prepare refreshments for the group and recruit volunteers to help do the dishes! If you have a skill or hobby you would like to share, talk to Judy or Blair. Nearly all of our programs started with someone wanting to either teach or learn something.