Seniors Centre

COVID-19 update 

 The Township's first priority is our residents.

The Township has made significant changes to services and programming in response to new ongoing developments with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Victoria Park Seniors Centre will remain closed until September 8.  

  • Winter programs have been cancelled and credits will be issued retroactively to March 16, 2020.
  • All spring programs for registered classes that are led by an instructor are cancelled.
  • If you are registered for a program, staff will contact you after April 8 to discuss credit or refund options. 

To contact the centre directly, please call 519-846-9691 ext. 204

 Let’s Stay Connected!

We are excited to offer some more FREE online programming to our Victoria Park Seniors Centre community through Zoom.

We are offering virtual and call-in programming. To access these programs, either click the appropriate link to connect on Zoom with video or call the listed phone number for audio only.

  • Connecting over Zoom: Click the link for the program you wish to participate in at the scheduled time. Follow the prompts on screen to open Zoom in your browser. For step-by-step instructions, watch this video. If this is your first time using Zoom, give yourself an extra 5 to 10 minutes to make sure you have Zoom up and running correctly. Another Zoom how-to resource: click here for Zoom support tutorial and click on the first one called “Join a meeting”.
  • Connecting over the phone: Call the number for the program you wish to join at the scheduled time. When prompted, enter the Meeting ID number followed by #.
  • If you need help connecting either by phone or online, you can contact Frank Irvine (VPSC Computer Instructor) 519-831-4278
  • If you are joining us for any of the programs, please send a quick email or call 519-846-9691 ext. 204 to give us an idea of attendance:

Download the August 2020 Programs Calendar 

For online fitness and yoga classes where we cannot assist you in person, please listen to your body and use your discretion to choose which exercises you do and how intensely you do them. We want everyone to be safe. These online exercises are intended to encourage you to gently move your body, so don’t push yourself beyond what feels okay. Participating in these exercise activities is done entirely at your own risk.

NEW REQUEST: “Sending Support” Pen Pal Program: The Community Resource Centre in Fergus has reached out to ask if anyone would be interested in participating in this new program designed to connect students to other community members through letters and mail. They hope to start with daycare classrooms and expand to students in the before and after school program, then other children in our community. All costs are covered through grant funding. If interested, contact or 519-846-9691 ext. 277.



NEW: Zumba Gold-Toning on Mondays at 9:50 a.m. beginning Monday, August 10
Cardio with a focus on muscle conditioning using maraca-like toning sticks (or bottles of water or whatever light weights you have). Wear running shoes. Instructor: Sarah Gray-Schleen. Contact or 519-846-9691 ext. 277 if you would like to do a curbside pick up of the toning sticks (either 1 lb or 2.5 lbs).

Phone Dial in (long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 896 0249 1186#

NEW: Cardio, Weights, Core, No floor Mondays at 3 p.m. beginning Monday, August 10
A low-impact cardio and weights fitness class to invigorate and strengthen your body and soul. Please have a chair handy and weights if you have them. Instructor: Karen Murtagh.

Phone Dial in (long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 813 6842 0764#

Fit Bones Fitness Classes
Join us three times a week for a 30 minute exercise program, designed specifically for older adults. You need a sturdy chair (without arms if possible). Options given for hand weights if you have them. Instructor Kelly Offer will focus on the basics so everyone can participate.

Fit Bones: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays at 9:15 a.m.
Phone Dial in (long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 868 9347 0161#

Fit Bones: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Phone Dial in (long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 892 9531 3498#


Zumba Gold Classes
Join us twice a week for great music while focusing on balance, range of motion, coordination with moderate intensity. Wear running shoes. Instructor: Sarah Gray-Schleen.

Tuesdays from 9:50 to 10:20 a.m.
Phone Dial in (long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 857 5545 8054#

Thursdays from 8:40 to 9:10 a.m.
Phone Dial in (long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 853 5301 8335#


Chair Yoga and Movement for Healthy Joints, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Seated in a chair and using the chair for standing stretches, increase your range of motion and strengthen support of your joints. No experience needed. Instructor: Karen Murtagh.
Phone Dial in (long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 834 0940 8816#

Chair Yoga, Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
Warm-ups for your joints and stretches for your body. Includes seated and standing postures. No experience needed. Instructor: Karen Murtagh.
Phone Dial in (long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 860 9760 5510#


Virtual Bingo, Thursdays at 10 a.m.
We can send you bingo cards. Email or call 519-846-9691 ext. 277.
Phone Dial in (long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 857 0232 5015#



NEW: The Fabulous 50’s and Sensational 60’s Online Seminar: Tuesday, August 11 at 11:30 a.m.
Join Kyle Smith, Activity Programmer with the Wellington County Museum and Archives for this interesting session. Let me know if you can attend: or call 519-846-9691 ext. 277.
Phone Dial in (long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 859 0197 5914#


NEW: Amazing Monarchs Online Seminar: Tuesday, August 18 at 11:30 a.m.
How many times have you seen monarchs flitting past, possibly stopping to feed on flowers? Where have they been and where are they going? Join staff from the Royal Botanical Gardens to explore answers to these questions, see some monarchs in various life cycle stages and discover what you can do to help them. Let me know if you can attend: or call 519-846-9691 ext. 277.
Phone Dial in (long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 852 4950 2552#


NEW: Plant-Based Eating Online Seminar: Wednesday, August 19 at 1:30 p.m.
Have you or someone in your life recently adopted a vegetarian or vegan diet? Trying to figure out how to cook meatless meals doesn’t have to be stressful. Join Zehrs dietitian Kelly for this informative session. Let me know if you can attend: or call 519-846-9691 ext. 277.
Phone Dial in (long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 831 5610 1935#


NEW: Estate Preparation for Your Executor Online Seminar: Tuesday, August 25 at 11:30 a.m.
Did you know that 90% of Canadians will ask a family member to be their executor and two thirds of those executors have significant concerns about the job? Join Estate Transition Planners Canada to learn about the role of an Executor and some of the most common mistakes that are made. Let me know if you can attend: or call 519-846-9691 ext. 277.
Phone Dial in (long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685
ID: 834 1308 9438#


Interested in Drawing?
Do you enjoy drawing? Missing your art classes at the Centre? Our art instructor, Jim O’Haire, has volunteered to offer a weekly drawing lesson via email which I will forward to anyone who is interested. Just let me know and I will make sure information is sent to you. Hints, tips, refresher lessons - all to motivate you to start or continue to draw.

Blanket Project
Do you knit or crochet? Interested in contributing while staying safe at home in this time of physical distancing? Why not help us create blankets! Knit or crochet squares, 6 inches by 6 inches, with extra yarn you may have at home. Squares can be any colour. After physical distancing rules are lifted we will get together to put them together. We hope to donate blankets once completed. Contact for the pattern.

Other Resources:


  • As always, we encourage you to call us if you would like someone to chat with, or need information 519-846-9691 ext. 204. We love questions and staff are here to help! You can also leave a voicemail message at any time and a staff member will get back to you as soon as possible. We also offer regular check-in phone calls if you are interested - just let us know. (However, if you are in need of crisis support, please call the Guelph-Wellington Distress Line 519-821-3760 or 1-888-821-3760 daily 8 am to 10 pm or HERE 24/7 Waterloo-Wellington 1-844-437-3274, both confidential support, referral and crisis assistance telephone services).
  • Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo-Wellington for mental health resources: Resiliency during the COVID-19 Outbreak
  • Check out Connect CW’s Virtual Resource Centre for some great links to activities, workshops and virtual experiences related to recreation, leisure, fitness, well-being, education, culture, arts in our local community and beyond.







The Township of Centre Wellington provides a wide range of programs and services for seniors at the Victoria Park Seniors Centre.  Whether you are looking for active living programs, support services, or volunteering opportunities.  The Programs offered are tailored to individuals 55+; however all registered programs are open to any adult (18 years of age and older) looking to stay active, develop new skills and friendships.  Victoria Park Seniors Centre, which officially opened its doors in June 1992, is a municipal recreation facility operated by the Community Services Department.  Our goal is to support active, healthy lifestyles for older adults through an extensive range of social, health, recreational and educational activities and programs.  We invite you to drop by, take out a membership and experience the benefits of participating.

You can find us at 150 Albert Street West, Fergus, ON N1M 1X2. Or call us at 519.846.9691 x204 and speak to our Reception Desk. 
Our building is fully accessible including designated parking for those with accessible parking permits.   

Hours of Operation

  • Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. *Activities are also held in the evenings.
  • Pre-registered Courses and Special Events run on some Saturdays - Please check the Community Guide or the Monthly Calendar for details.
  • The Centre is closed Sundays and Statutory Holidays (2020 closures include: January 1 New Years Day, February 17 Family Day, April 10 Good Friday, April 13 Easter Monday, May 18 Victoria Day, July 1 Canada Day, August 3 Civic Holiday, September 7 Labour Day, October 12 Thanksgiving,  November 11 Remembrance Day).

Advisory Board

The Centre is run by a volunteer Advisory Board of seven elected Centre Members and one appointed Council Representative.  The Advisory Board acts as a liaison between Seniors and the Township of Centre Wellington and works with the Community Services Department to provide quality recreational opportunities for older adults.  Meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 9:00 am.  All members are welcome.  The monthly Agenda and Minutes of the meetings are posted at the Centre and under Advisory Committees.


View the Victoria Park Seniors Centre Advisory Board calendar here.

Additional Support Services

There are other agencies and organizations that provide support for seniors.

Bus Trips

We are always in the process of organizing new bus trips for Victoria Park Seniors' Centre. All trips depart from and return to the Centre and are on a coach equipped with a washroom. We need a minimum number registered, up to 4 weeks in advance, depending on the venue.

Our Community Guide has a complete list of bus trips.

Those who require special assistance of any kind are responsible for arranging an escort to assist them. Our Travel Escort Volunteer cannot provide special care or one-on-one assistance.

Please note: There are NO REFUNDS for bus trips after we have confirmed our numbers.

Travel arrangements made by: Great Canadian Holidays, 353 Manitou Dr, Kitchener ON  N2C 1L5 
TICO#2280154  1-800-461-8687  EP455/PN5406

Drop-in Activities

New participants are always welcome to take part in the drop-in activities.  All activities are offered on an ongoing basis unless stated otherwise.  You are not required to register in advance; however, you may want to contact the Activity Convenor (listed below each activity) as some groups do require prior organization of players.  Most groups charge a small pay-as-you-go fee.  Attend any activity for free on your first visit.  Then choose to become a member OR pay the non-member fee each time ($1 added to drop-in fee).  Do you have an idea for a new activity?  We are always looking for new programs.

General Information

Seniors have plenty to do in Centre Wellington. Victoria Park Seniors' Centre is located at 150 Albert Street W, Fergus, has programs throughout the year for seniors and adults (over the age of 18). 


To explore other recreation options within Centre Wellington view our entire Community Guide which includes aquatics, community events, theatre information and more!

How To Register For Programs

There is always a lot to do at the Victoria Park Seniors' Centre. For a detailed list of our programs and services please see our Community Guide.

How to Register

You can register for programs in the Township of Centre Wellington in a few different ways:

  1. In person at  Victoria Park Seniors' Centre located at 150 Albert Street W, Fergus
  2. Online  (see further instructions below)
  3. By mail:
    Make your cheque payable to: Township of Centre Wellington
    Mail to:
    Victoria Park Seniors Centre
    150 Albert Street W, Fergus, N1M 1X2

The Township has launched a registration system called Active Net.  View our programs and register online –it's fast, easy with no fees, just  Click here to go to Active Net registration.

If you run into any problems, feel free to contact us at: 519.846.9691 ext. 204.

Course Materials

Not included in course fees unless indicated. Supply list (if needed for a course) is available at registration and will be printed on your receipt. 

Non-Member or Not a Senior?

That's alright. Non-members and non-seniors are invited to take part in the courses offered through the Centre. Members of the Centre pay a reduced course fee. Remember to register early to avoid the disappointment of a course being cancelled!

Course Cancellation

Should a course be cancelled as a result of insufficient numbers, those who did register will be notified by telephone. Refund cheques will be mailed out from the Township of Centre Wellington Office.


1. A full refund will be issued for all courses cancelled by Victoria Park Seniors Centre.
2. Request for refunds must be received 1 week prior to program start date and no refunds will be issued within 1 week of the program start date. (See below for Bus Trip refunds)
3. A $20 administration fee will be applied to refunds requested.
4. No refunds will be issued for senior's bus trips however, contact the Centre and staff will consult a wait list, if available. If a spot is filled by the wait list the administration fee will still apply.

As per the Township of Centre Wellington's Refund Policies.


  • Membership is open to anyone 55 years or better (please note that anyone over the age of 18 years is welcome to take programs at a  non-member fee)
  • Annual memberships are available for $26 per person for one year including HST
  • The membership year runs from June 1 – May 31 of the following year
  • New Members Talk & Tours are offered monthly at 10:00 am. Please check the monthly calendar or contact the Centre for the next scheduled date.  We are pleased to show you the Centre and provide you with information on programs and services offered.  If you can't attend one of the monthly information sessions, you are most welcome to book a tour of Victoria Park Senior Centre at anytime.  Please call to make an appointment at 519.846.9691 x204. Please note: New Members Talk & Tours are not scheduled for July, August and December. 

You are NOW able to purchase a membership online through our new ACTIVE Net registration system.  Membership fees are non-refundable.  Once you have a valid membership, additional fees are required to participate in programs, special events, bus trips, etc. Please see the "How To Register For Programs" section for the link. 

Member Benefits

As a member of the Victoria Park Seniors' Centre, you will receive many benefits including:

  • Monthly Calendar
  • Access to 80+ weekly programs and services for seniors
  • Bus trips and Centre Services
  • Reduced prices on all programs, courses, seminars, workshops and special events
  • Vote at the Centre's Annual General Meeting
  • Hold an office on the Centre's Advisory Board
  • Have a direct link to our local government through the Community Services Department.
  • Discover a new hobby, skill or talent
  • Opportunities to volunteer
  • And, most importantly, meet new friends

Your membership is very important. It not only indicates your interest but it also forms part of the necessary funding base needed to continue to offer quality recreational activities for older adults at the Centre. 


Visitors to the Centre are always welcome! Come out and try a drop-in activity. You can participate in a drop-in activity for no charge the first time. You can then purchase a membership or pay the non-member fee to participate. Non-members and non-seniors are also welcome to take any course, seminar or special event.

Monthly Calendar

Here is our current monthly calendar for Victoria Park Seniors Centre. 

Registered Programs

Seniors have plenty to do in Centre Wellington. Victoria Park Seniors' Centre located at 150 Albert Street W, Fergus, has programs throughout the year for seniors and adults (over the age of 18).  Registration is required to participate in these programs, see our community guide pages for a complete list of programs such as:

  • Fitness Classes
  • Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation
  • Belly Dancing Fitness and Zumba-Gold
  • Computers and Technology
  • Special Interest
  • Seminars and Workshops
  • Special Events
  • Bus Trips
  • Watercolour Painting, Pastels and Drawing classes 

Services and Wellness Clinics

Centre Services

Weekly Wednesday Lunch - Wednesdays at 12:00 noon. Includes: main course, vegetable, roll, salad or juice, dessert, tea and coffee. Meet old friends or make new ones while enjoying a delicious lunch. Stay for a social afternoon of euchre, bridge or crafts (no charge for these activities if you come for lunch). Also woodcarving or billiards (small drop-in fee applies). Full menus listed in monthly calendar. Reservations recommended as space is limited. We also host homemade fund-raising lunches and BBQ’s organized by the Centre’s Program Committee. Refer to the Special Events section for dates.

Crafts for Sale - Visit our lovely Craft Shop full of beautiful handmade items, made by our talented Craft and Quilting Group volunteers. Wonderful homemade crafts and collectibles, including baby clothing, knitted sets, quilts, blankets, sweaters, hats, mitts, scarves, and more. All proceeds support VPSC. Available for sale year round. Gift certificates available.

Monthly Email Update with Monthly Calendar - We send monthly emails to keep you up-to-date on what is happening at VPSC. It includes the monthly calendar. To receive this please email or pick up a copy of the monthly calendar at the Centre. Day-to-day programs, bus trips, special events, clinics and lunch menus are listed.

Facility Tours - Are you thinking of participating in a program or joining the Centre? Our customer service volunteers and staff would be happy to take you for a tour of the Seniors Centre and answer any questions.

Library, Newspapers, Puzzles, Coffee and Information - Check out our collection of lending library books stocked by your generous donations. Come for coffee and browse through newspapers including the Toronto Star. We accept donations of current magazines for our coffee table. We have a variety of magazine subscriptions generously donated by Ward Hearing. Jigsaw puzzles are available to borrow or buy or try your hand at the on-going jigsaw puzzle. Help yourself to any of the information pamphlets and government publications on a range of topics of interest for older adults.

Volunteer Opportunities (Must be 18 years of age or older) - There are a number of volunteer positions available: kitchen, cooking for groups, special events, food preparation, convenors, committee volunteers. Share your expertise. We are always looking for innovative programming ideas and instructors to lead them. Volunteers who enjoy cooking are needed to help with our fundraising homemade lunches and special events. For more volunteering information contact Kelly at or 519.846.9691 x278. 

Wellness Clinics

Blood Pressure Clinics - FREE. Held the second Wednesday of the month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Centre. A Registered Nurse will be on site to check your blood pressure and provide information. No appointment needed. Simply drop in. Thanks to Heritage River Retirement Residence for sponsoring this program.  

Chair Massage Clinic - Join specialized certified practitioner, Christine Brown, for a relaxing 10-minute chair massage. Reduce tension, stress, headaches, stiff necks, backaches and increase circulation. No removal of clothes and no lotions used. Call the Centre to book your appointment available some Wednesday mornings 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Cost: $10 cash only. 

Foot Care Clinics - Have your feet assessed by a Registered Practical Nurse, certified in Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care. Includes cutting and filing toenails, reduction of corns and calluses, moisturizing skin. $30 cash only. Call VPSC to book appointment. Veterans welcome, bring your Veterans Affairs card. Allow 24 hours if cancelling an appointment to give time to consult the waiting list. Tuesdays and some Fridays. Bring a towel.

Fascial Stretch Therapy (Private Stretch Therapy) - A system of table based stretching that focuses on the fascia (connective tissue surrounding muscles and organs) and joint capsule. Benefits: improved posture, anti-aging, reduced risk of injuries, reduced pain, improved strength and decreased stress. Book your one-on-one session and feel the difference. Service provided by Fascial Stretch Therapist, Kelly Offer. Call the Centre for prices or to book your appointment or Cash or cheque. 

Fitness Assessments - Every body is unique. Working one-on-one we will discover what exercises work best with your body. Whether you are trying to lose weight, suffer from chronic pain, have less than ideal posture or just want to find out what exercises you should and should not do. Will also help guide you in choosing fitness programs offered at the Centre. Service provided by Certified Personal Trainer, Kelly Offer. Half Hour $35 member, $40 non-member. Full Hour $60 member, $75 non-member. Call the Centre to book your appointment or Cash or cheque.

Hearing Services 
Hearing Screening Clinic: Has your hearing changed? Meet one-on-one with a Canadian Hearing Society Hearing Care Counsellor. Or if you wear hearing aids, discuss questions about your aids. Book your no charge 30 minute appointment at the Seniors Centre. Look in seminar section in Guide for dates. 

Hearing Seminar: My Hearing is Not as Good as it Used to Be, Now What Do I Do? Presented by the Canadian Hearing Society. Check seminar section in Guide for dates.

Stroke Recovery - Are you a stroke survivor or caregiver? Join the Centre Wellington Stroke Recovery Community Program monthly to learn new community resources, join our walking group and learn how to maximize your recovery in the comfort of your own home community. Held the last Friday of the month at 9:30 am at the Seniors Centre. No charge. All welcome. See the Seminars and Workshops section for topics and speakers scheduled.

Reflexology - Deeply relaxing, reflexology works the reflex points in the feet that relate to different organs and areas of your body. Circulation is improved to facilitate balance within the body. Leave feeling relaxed and yet with a renewed energy. Service provided by Certified Reflexologist: Colleen Trudeau. $30 for 30 minutes. 1 hour appointments also available. Call VPSC to book your appointment time on Monday or Tuesday. 

Video Otoscope Clinic - FREE. Held the second Wednesday of the month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Come see Brian from Ward Hearing, to look inside your ear with her video otoscope. A better understanding of your ear promotes awareness to ear health, wax occlusions, and how our hearing system works when properly maintained. Clinic held the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Volunteering (Must be 18 years of age or older)

Do you have a few hours to spare each week, want to be involved in an active Seniors Centre, or looking to meet new friends? Then we need you!

We are always looking for individuals to help us with different tasks. Please take a look at the many opportunities and contact the Victoria Park Seniors' Centre to discuss what options there are for you.

Here are some of our current volunteer opportunities:

Program Committee
Volunteers are needed to help on the Victoria Park Seniors' Centre's Program Committee, which plans and organizes special events and fundraisers for the Centre. This Committee meets once a month on the first Monday at 10:15 am.

Special Events
Volunteers are needed to help with food preparation, set up and organization of special events at the Victoria Park Seniors' Centre.

Cooking for a Crowd
Do you enjoy cooking for a big group (40-60 people)? We need volunteers who love to cook to help with our twice monthly fundraising homemade Wednesday lunches offered at the Victoria Park Seniors' Centre.

Dishwasher (Wednesdays)
Do you enjoy working in the kitchen? We are looking for volunteers to do dishes at our Wednesday lunches on a rotating schedule. Includes a complimentary lunch.

Wednesday Lunch Servers (Wednesdays)
Do you enjoy working in the kitchen? We are looking for volunteers to assist with our Wednesday lunches on a rotating schedule. Volunteers set tables, serve the meal and cleanup after the lunch. Includes a complimentary lunch.

Food Prep Volunteers (Tuesdays)
With our homemade meals all preparations are done the day prior. Looking for volunteers to help with prep work which may include prep for salads, desserts and the main dish. Volunteers are contacted when assistance is needed. Includes a complimentary lunch.

VPSC Advisory Board Executive
Positions available beginning January 2021 for a three year term by election or acclamation at the November Annual General Meeting. This Advisory Board represents the membership and advises on issues relating to the Seniors Centre and is comprised of seven volunteer members and one representative from CW Township Council. Positions are chosen annually following the AGM.


Contact Kelly Hall, Seniors Volunteer & Membership Coordinator at 519.846.9691 x278 or by email for more information on any of the above volunteer positions or fill out this Volunteer Application Form and send to the above email.  


Chair Yoga with Guided Meditation Mondays at 10:00 am (until July 27)

Join in this accessible practice to calm your body and mind. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with community in the safety of your home. We will use a chair for some gentle mindful movements to relax tensions and open the body. Then we will sit for a guided practice to release stress and agitation from the mind. This practice is open to all. No experience with yoga or meditation are needed. Instructor: Jill Davey. Mondays 10:00 to 10:30 am, ending July 27. Join anytime.


Phone Dial in (long distance charges may apply): 1-647-374-4685

ID: 886 8063 9185#


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