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What's Happening: June

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Seniors Week kicks off a month of events and activities in Edmonton, Calgary and surrounds. Check out what's happening. Photo: Metro Creative Connection

Age Friendly Edmonton invites all to City Hall, June 5 at 11am for Seniors' Week kickoff event! Join as volunteers and guests mark a week dedicated to thanking and recognizing seniors. There will be refreshments, prizes, and entertainment for all to enjoy.  Further information and registration: or go to

Cycling Without Age Canada June 5 kick-off to Seniors Week. Join for the smile parade along the Bow River or afternoon social as seniors go on a bike ride using adaptive bikes.

CRA online presentations for Seniors Week - Register for online presentations about scam preventions and seniors' benefits from the CRA, running during seniors week. See more details at

Conversation Cafe - ([email protected])  Care partner conversations include: In-person meet up at Atrium Gardens, Delta Hotel on the third Monday of the month, 3-4 p.m. Delta Hotel, 135 Southland Dr. SE, Calgary. For info, contact [email protected]. Chestermere Conversation Cafe has an in-person meet up the fourth Monday of each month. Held from 2-4 p.m. at Lakeshore Manor, 200 Marina Dr. Chestermere. Contact Don at 403-473-1564 or [email protected]

Minus One Dance Club of Edmonton - Social dancing for 55+. Singles and couples always welcome. June 10 Diamonds Band; June 24 Chwill Brothers Band. Dance 7- 11 p.m. lunch at 9:30 p.m. Members $15, guests $17. At Bellevue Community Hall, 7308 112 Ave. NW. For info call 780-478-6187 or see

Register now for Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship - happening July 13-16 at the DOW Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan. Pick your waltz, jig and reel and get ready to compete in this weekend of jamming, old time dances and musicians of all levels taking part in two days of friendly competition. Registration deadline is July 9. See  for details.

Registration is now open for 2023 Shumka Summer Dance Camps for all ages, June - August. The program inspires dancers about Ukrainian culture while having fun and making friends. Day camps happen at the Shumka Dance Centre, 10515-111 Street, including the Silver Swans and Seniors Can Shumka camps for those age 55-plus. For a full schedule and to register, visit

Seniors United Now (SUN) Strathcona County Chapter. Meeting June 20, 1:30 p.m. Topic: Indoor/outdoor activities for seniors in summer months, with speaker Kelly Thomsen, adult recreation programmer for Strathcona County Parks & Rec. At Bethel Lutheran Church, 298 Bethel Dr. Sherwood Park. Members and non-members welcome. Join for coffee and cookies. For more info call Denis 780-464-2871.

Edmonton Riverboat sets sail again! Join Friday or Saturday evening for buffet dinner or burgers on the BBQ or on Sunday for brunch, along with a two-hour sail on the North Saskatchewan River. See for details on sailings.

Celebrate Seniors' Week in Chestermere June 5-11. Events include: June 7 Day at the Camp 12:30 PM - 6 PM with Camp Chestermere. Get ready for fun with outdoor games, $5 poutine bar, pontoon boat tours followed by a trade show of local services and supports catering to older adults. For registration contact: [email protected] or [email protected]. June 8 Pancake Breakfast 9 AM - 10:30 PM at Lakeshore Manor. Start the day by enjoying a pancake & sausage breakfast at Lakeshore Manor. June 8 Information Sessions 11 AM - 1:30 PM at City Hall. Come and learn about public safety, being scam aware, AHS Goals of Care and elder abuse with feature presenters from the RCMP, Canada Revenue Agency and Calgary Rural Primary Care Network Seniors’ Week Planning Group: RCMP, CRA and CRPCN. 

Alberta Genealogical Society - Edmonton branch. In-person meeting June 29 at 7 p.m. at #162, 14315-118 Ave. John Chalmers presents, 'How Do We Remember Someone?' featuring the history and adventure of famed Edmonton pilot Wop May. May's son Denny has been involved in preserving his father's memory. The event includes a screening of 'Blind Ambition--The Wop May Story'. To register, go to Also, register now for the AGS 50th anniversary conference to be held Sept. 23. Keynote speaker Dave Obee looks at 'In Search of Home--Settling the Canadian Prairies', and 'The Road Ahead--A Genealogical Potpourri'. See for details.

Edmonton Swiss Men's Choir concert - Join the choir for an afternoon concert, June 25 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10014-81 Ave. The show includes special guests and musical artist Michael Kurschat. Admission is by donation for this benefit concert, supporting the local food bank and the church. See for more.

Minus One Club of Calgary hosts Saturday night dances. This month, June 17 Joel Spire. Cash only: members $12, guests $15. Come for free sandwiches, coffee, tea and cookies. Doors at 6:30, band from 7:30 - 11 p.m. Cash bar. At St. Vladimirs, 404 Meredith Rd, NE. See for more. Phone 403 607 4664.

Senior Matters II - Celebrate Seniors Week with Seniors Acting Lab and it's two one act plays, June 8-11 at Vertigo Theatre in Calgary. Bill C773 will make you think about recent events impacting seniors--a controversial, speculative fiction where the grey tsunami, skyrocketing health costs and increased use of MAID (medical assistance in dying) intertwine to create a shocking future. The second show, The Replacement, is funny and poignant, a story of letting go and reaching out. See for more about these productions, or auditions for upcoming shows.

Rosebud Theatre - The Sound of Music June 2-Sept 2. Enjoy this beloved musical playing through the summer at Rosebud Theatre. Tickets include show and a meal at the town mercantile; a lovely evening or afternoon outing for all. For tickets, call 1-800-267-7553.

Alberta Avenue Business Association Night Markets - June 30-Sept. 15. Night markets feature vendors, performers, activations, and an opportunity to connect with the Alberta Avenue community. Along 118 Ave. at about 96 St.