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14 Ways to Celebrate Seniors Week in Edson & Area

Updated: Jun 5

Seniors stand as the sturdy pillars of our community, embodying wisdom, experience, and resilience. As Seniors Week approaches, spanning from June 3rd to 9th, it is the perfect time to pay homage to their invaluable contributions. In Edson and area, local municipalities and organizations are coming together to present a lineup of 14 exciting events crafted to honor, cherish, and empower our beloved senior citizens.

1. Seniors Week Kick-Off BBQ

Person standing in front grill grilling sausage
Photo by Pam Menegakis on Unsplash.

Kickstart your Seniors Week festivities with a bang at the Edson & District Leisure Centre! Join Parkland Lodge for a free barbecue where tantalizing aromas mingle with the sounds of laughter and camaraderie. Groove to the infectious beats of the renowned bluegrass band, The Plucking Holler Boys, as they set the stage on fire with their toe-tapping tunes. It's not just about food and music; it's about forging new connections, rekindling old friendships, and creating cherished memories.

 

Edson & District Leisure Centre (1021-49th Street, Edson)

June 3 | 11-2 pm

 

2. Chair Yoga

Elderly woman doing chair yoga
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Elevate your wellness journey with two unmissable chair yoga sessions! Dive into rejuvenating low-impact exercises with Chelsea at Millennium Park on June 4th. Designed to suit all fitness and mobility levels, this invigorating session promises to ignite your vitality and leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized.

Then, on June 6th, immerse yourself in the tranquility of chair yoga led by the experienced Jeanine at the Edson Friendship Centre Bingo Hall. Indulge in gentle stretches and mindful movements tailored to enhance flexibility, balance, and inner peace. Whether you're a seasoned yogi or new to the practice, this soothing session offers a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation for body and soul.

 

Millennium Park (4813-9th Ave., Edson)

June 4 | 10-11 am


Edson Friendship Centre Bingo Hall (5023-3rd Ave., Edson)

June 6 | 10-11 am

 

3. Soup, Sandwich and Cake at the Pioneer Cabin

Sandwich on a table with macarons and tea
Photo by Madison Inouye on Pexels.

Step into a haven of nostalgia and warmth at the Pioneer Cabin, where a delectable spread awaits you! Indulge in hearty soups, mouthwatering sandwiches, and decadent cakes lovingly prepared to delight your tastebuds.

 

Pioneer Cabin (4836-7th Ave., Edson)

June 4 | 11:45-1 pm

 

4. Seniors' Supper

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Treat yourself to a wonderful dinner provided by the Edson Royal Canadian Legion #51 for FREE! Be sure to secure your free ticket by visiting the Edson Legion, Griffiths Park Centre or Pioneer Cabin. Don’t miss your chance to indulge in an evening of gourmet delights and camaraderie to celebrate Seniors Week.

 

Edson Royal Canadian Legion #51 (5016-5th Ave., Edson)

June 4 | 4-5 pm

 

5. Hotdog and Movie

Mia and the White Lion movie poster

Experience an enchanting evening at Edson Landmark Cinemas that promises to delight all your senses! Kick off the night with a complimentary hotdog, then, settle into your seat for a special screening of the breathtaking film, Mia and the White Lion.


The movie follows the story of 10-year-old Mia Owen, whose world is turned upside down when her family relocates from bustling London to a lion farm in the heart of South Africa. Amidst the drastic change, Mia finds joy once more when a rare and stunning white lion named Charlie is born. As the cub grows, so does their extraordinary bond. However, Mia soon discovers a perilous secret that threatens Charlie's life. Determined to protect her cherished friend, she embarks on a daring journey across the untamed plains, seeking a safe haven for the lion she loves.

 

Edson Nova Theatre (316-50th Street, Edson)

June 5 | 11:30-1 pm

 

6. Recycling Society Info Session

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Join the Edson & District Recycling Society for an informative and enjoyable day dedicated to recycling and sustainability! Indulge in delicious refreshments while engaging with their friendly staff who are eager to share their knowledge about effective recycling practices. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded community members, ask questions, and gain valuable insights into how we can all contribute to a greener, cleaner future.

 

Edson Recycle Depot (5237-1st Ave., Edson)

June 5 | 10-2 pm

 

7. Open House & Tech Tips

A lady helping an elderly gentleman with a computer
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Join the Edson & District Community Learning Society for an engaging experience discovering the wide range of programs they offer, designed to empower and enrich the community. While there, take advantage of their technology tips and tricks session where staff will share valuable insights to help you navigate the digital world with confidence. This is more than just an information session—it's an opportunity to connect with our supportive community, ask questions, and find the resources you need to achieve your goals.

 

Edson & District Community Learning Society (Suite 105, 111-54th Street, Edson)

June 5 | 10-2 pm

 

8. Aqua Fit & Aqua Gentle Classes

An elderly man swimming in a pool
Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels.

Head over to the Edson & District Leisure Centre on June 6 for an invigorating and refreshing experience in Aqua Fit and Aqua Gentle classes!


Start your day with Aqua Gentle, a light and relaxing exercise session in the pool, perfect for easing into fitness or maintaining mobility. This low-impact workout is designed to be easy on the joints while providing a full-body workout, making it ideal for seniors.


Later, amp up your fitness with Aqua Fit. Dive into this dynamic, low-impact workout that combines cardio, strength training, and flexibility exercises, all set in the supportive environment of the pool. Aqua Fit is perfect for those seeking an effective way to tone muscles, improve endurance, and enhance overall health without the strain of traditional high-impact workouts.


Both classes are led by experienced instructors who will guide you through each movement, ensuring a safe, enjoyable, and effective exercise session. Whether you're looking to kick-start your fitness journey, find a new way to stay in shape, or simply enjoy the benefits of water-based exercises, the Leisure Centre is the place to be on June 6.

 

Edson & District Leisure Centre (1021-49th Street, Edson)

June 6 | Aqua Gentle - 9:30-10:15 am; Aqua Fit - 10:45-11:45 am

 

9. Seniors High Tea

Four elderly ladies in flamboyant hats sitting at a table with tea and cakes
Photo from the Galloway Station Museum's Seniors High Tea event in 2022.

Celebrate Seniors Week in style at the Galloway Station Museum! Seniors are invited to join us on June 6 for a delightful (and free!) High Tea event, featuring a special historical quiz, a chance to win exciting prizes and complimentary access to the museum all day long. Don't forget to don your most flamboyant hat for the chance to win a special prize!

 

Galloway Station Museum, Travel Centre & Archives (223-55th Street, Edson)

June 6 | 2-4 pm

 

10. Pancake Breakfast

Pancakes with someone cutting with a fork and knife in the background
Photo by Clint Bustrillos on Unsplash.

Start your morning right on June 7 with a visit to the Edson Fire Hall for a delightful and complimentary pancake breakfast!

 

Edson Fire Hall (4835-6th Ave., Edson)

June 7 | 9-11 am

 

11. Steps and Sips Walking Group

A paved trail between trees
Photo of the trail at Edson Drive.

Embrace the beauty of nature and join Town of Edson FCSS for a rejuvenating outdoor excursion at the Edson Drive Trail. This one-hour guided walk through the trails offers the perfect opportunity to stay active, socialize, and immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings of the community. It's also a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow seniors, share stories, and forge new friendships.

 

Edson Drive Trail (North of 48th Street, Edson)

June 7 | 9:30-10:30 am

 

12. BINGO

Bingo markers and cards scattered on a table
Photo by dmitrygrushin on Pixabay.

Experience the thrill of bingo at the Edson Friendship Centre Bingo Hall! Join the Friendship Centre for an exciting evening filled with fun, laughter, and the chance to win cash prizes. With 25 exhilarating games on the agenda, there's never been a better time to test your luck and showcase your bingo skills. For just $2 per card, you can purchase your ticket and immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of the bingo hall.

 

Edson Friendship Centre Bingo Hall (5023-3rd Ave., Edson)

June 7 | 10-11 am

 

13. Community Exercise & Presentation

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Join Parkland Lodge for an exclusive exercise and health presentation hosted by Mousa. This event is your passport to a healthier lifestyle, filled with invaluable insights, practical tips, and inspiring motivation to help you achieve your fitness goals.

 

Parkland Lodge (4619-9th Ave., Edson)

June 7 | 2-3 pm

 

14. Yellowhead County Learning Presentations

Yellowhead County Seniors week events poster

Get ready for two days of excitement, learning, and community spirit as Yellowhead County invites you to Wildwood (June 5) and Marlboro (June 7) for an unforgettable series of events geared toward seniors!


The action-packed agenda features a light lunch, entertainment, door prizes and informative presentations designed to educate, inspire, and empower seniors.


In addition to the main attractions, be sure to explore the information tables featuring local organizations and services, including the local libraries, the Brain Care Centre, AADL Hearing Aid vendor and Utilities Consumer Advocate. Connect with representatives, gather valuable resources, and discover new opportunities to enrich your life and community.

 

Wildwood Hall (4411 Spruce Drive SW, Wildwood)

June 5 | 10:30-2:30 pm


Marlboro Hall (1015-20th Ave., Marlboro)

June 7 |10:30-2:30 pm

 

How will you celebrate Seniors Week this year?

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