EVENTS and OWN ACTIVITIES
2017 marks OWN’s 30th Anniversary!
On the eve of our 30th Anniversary we take great pride in OWN’s unique voice for mid-life and older women. We look back with satisfaction on an amazing journey while looking forward to supporting women’s greater representation on power and decision making bodies at all levels of government. Please continue to support us in our vital work together by:
- Renewing your membership at only $50 per year
- Helping to sponsor our 30th Anniversary event with a donation
- Making a donation to Anam Cara, which honours women who have made a difference in the lives of others
- Considering a donation to the Joan Campbell Housing Fund
OWN Membership Committee
Free Drama Workshops for Seniors from Soulpepper Theatre
Let your inner actor loose!
Come out and play with this unique program from the Creative Aging Circle and Soulpepper Theatre.
Take part in two fun, interactive drama workshops led by Soulpepper Resident Artist Paula Wing.
No acting experience necessary!
These creative workshops will allow you to explore acting and storytelling in a fun, supportive and non-intimidating environment. The two workshops will include acting, improv and team building exercises.
Paula Wing has 25 years of experience as an actor, playwright and art educator. This award winning facilitator also teaches at Trent University and the University of Windsor.
Friday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Older Women’s Network Co-op
115 The Esplanade
Space is very limited!
Art@First: Jordan Clarke’s Something In-between February 5 to 26, 2017
Jordan Clarke uses the female form to explore themes of self and identity. A mixed-race woman, she uses her background to explore and question identity and all the contradictions that come with being mixed-race. The central focus of her work is empowerment through self-representation.
Something In-between invites us to see ourselves and each other in new ways. By forming a strong black identity, one that is inclusive and celebrates individual uniqueness and diversity, Clarke calls us to rise above the divisive colonial legacy of shadeism.
“The women in my paintings are aware, confident, and empowered in their skin. They are affirming what is true for them — they are a collective of Black self-love”.
Jordan Clarke is a Toronto-based artist.
First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto
175 St Clair Ave West
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) AMONG OLDER ADULTS:
AN INTRODUCTION TO EFFECTIVE PSYCHOSOCIAL INTERVENTIONS
AN ONLINE WORKSHOP FOR HEALTHCARE & OTHER PROFESSIONALS
See PTSD FLYER for more info.
When: Monday, February 6th to Sunday, March 5th, 2017 (4 weeks)
ONLINE weekly at your discretion
Cost: $240 (Students/Seniors $120)
This workshop will be offered if there is sufficient enrolment.
Register online at www.aging.utoronto.ca
Seniors’ Film Fridays at TIFF
The Bell TIFF Lightbox hosts Seniors’ Film Fridays. For anyone interested, you can make inquiries about upcoming films by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The list of films is available here: http://www.tiff.net/films-and-talks/
February 24 – The Red Shoes
March 17 – I Am Not Your Negro
March 24 – Window Horses
All Screenings run at 11am.
Their Philanthropy & Membership department is producing their fall report which will emphasize the role of women in film. They reached out to Alexis Haradyn specifically with a desire to profile an attendee from the Senior’s Film Friday programme. Naturally, since we are an advocacy group for senior women in Ontario, she thought of our group members right away! Do you happen to have an interest in being included in the report? Contact Alexis Haradyn at 416-599-8433 x2181
Free Concerts: Click this link for information on free concerts.
Check Events at the Native Women’s Resource Center here:
Ontario Health Coalition News and Events:
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace:
Church of the Redeemer:
OWN Special Interest Groups Meetings
Please click on the link for more info on each.
Social Link: First Saturday of every month, at the OWN office, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
La Vie en Rose French group: Fourth Thursday of every month, at the OWN office, 1:30 pm.
Book Discussion Groups: Two are held at branches of the Toronto Public Library, and one at the OWN office; groups meet once a month. Each group decides on format, book selection and time of meeting.
In My Own Voice: The writers’ group meets every first Tuesday of the month from 2 to 4 pm at the OWN office.
A HEALTHY NEW YEAR: these programmes are put on by Toronto Public Health
supported by: torontopubliclibrary.ca
St. Lawrence Branch, 171 Front Street East
Tuesday January 24th @ 2:00p.m. – NUTRITION: Part 2 – Nutrition Label reading & eating on a budget
Tuesday January 31st @ 2:00p.m. – PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
Workshops for Low Income Retirement - At various library branches, see the flyer for more information.
The workshop is geared to 55 – 64 years old individuals, but will benefit anyone who will rely mainly upon income security programs in their senior years. There are 9 workshops taking place in Toronto Public Library branches this fall; and 9 more will be offered in spring 2017.
Events at Toronto’s First Post Office
Toronto’s first post office has all kinds of events coming up. Check the link below to see upcoming activities: http://www.townofyork.com/events.html
Seniors on the Road – TVO
On August 15th, TVO presented a talk on Seniors on the Road. Canada’s aging population means a greater number of senior drivers, resulting in road safety concerns. Brenda Vrkljan encounters age and the ability to drive as a lead researcher for Candrive, a hub for information on older drivers. The Agenda in the Summer welcomes Vrkljan to discuss finding the balance between public safety and keeping seniors mobile.
Anyone interested can view it here, it is about 30 min long:
Electronics Waste Drop-off
Non-profit Free Geek Toronto wants your laptops, desktops and other electronic waste (no more than 5 years old) to refurbish and resell at affordable prices. Their mission is to promote social and economic justice by reducing e-waste and increasing access to technology. www.freegeektoronto.org