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EBlast September 18, 2020

We follow COVID-19 safe meeting protocols. Please note that all OSA Events and Programs must be registered for in advance via our website.

Thank you.


Special Events Coming Soon

  • September 23, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Virtual tour of the Tsuut’ina Taza Development: Bryce Starlight, VP, Candarel MDC Development Management, will present details of the exciting Taza Development coming to our doorstep. He will cover issues of 90th Avenue traffic and a host of other opportunities for Oakridge and surrounding communities.

  • October 3, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Circles of Rhythm Drum Circle: Re-vitalize, relax and reconnect with our community. We invite everyone in Oakridge to a drum circle in the new community garden. Everyone can drum! Drums and percussion provided. Bring your own chair. Cost: $10 individuals, $20 family. In collaboration with Oakridge Community Garden and Oakridge Community Association.

  • October 7, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. Chat with MLA Whitney Issik: An open discussion on how to better serve Oakridge community, not just seniors. How the two associations (Oakridge Seniors and Oakridge Community) can form enhanced relationships to deliver programs to a wider audience.

  • September 20, 10 a.m. - 12 noon Weaselhead Pathways Cleanup:  To participate email Paul Finkleman at Also see the Society’s request on our OSA website for OSA members to participate in a survey to plan future interesting events tailor-made to OSA member interests.

  • September 28,  7 p.m. Oakridge Community Association AGM – (OCA members only): OCA seeks new board members. It would be great to have more seniors represented there. Submit expressions of interest to before September 21.OCA has been running for 50 years this year! Let’s celebrate! For more information contact current OCA board member Julie Kearns at

  • October 31 TBA Halloween in the Garden: Mark your diary for a fun outdoor event


Program Highlights

Fall OSA Program Schedule

Check out the new Fall schedule and Program descriptions on the OSA website and in the September Oakridge Echo magazine. Programs categories are: Active Living, Social, Creative Expression, Wellbeing and Lifelong Learning.

  • Wednesday Walkers at 10:00 a.m. Starting September 23: Not a pole walking class but a friendly group of OSA members who want to walk for an hour or so regularly. Thanks to Debra Sharpe for co-ordinating this group which will split into smaller groups when necessary.

  • Mondays at 1:00 p.m. TeleChat with Samantha: Want to connect with your neighbours? Longing for the days of a simple telephone call? Let’s chat! Our manager, Samantha, will be facilitating weekly group telephone calls for discussion on a variety of topics selected by the group. Please contact Samantha at or 403-801-7254 if you have any questions regarding this event.

  • Fridays at 4:00 p.m. Happy Hour: Hosted by a board member. It's time to Cheers the week and kick back for the weekend! Join us on Zoom with a drink of your choice. Happy Hour is an opportunity to connect socially and also an opportunity to bring ideas and questions to Board members.


Women's Movie and Chat Group enjoying our meeting outside in the sunshine this week.


Services Highlights

Tech Mentor Service: Experience all that technology has to offer! With COVID-19, OSA continues to adapt by offering Programs and Events virtually. Would you like assistance with Zoom to access programming? Or do you want to learn more about the benefits of your device? Request a Tech Mentor! Our Tech Mentors want to provide technology help and training so that you can confidently and safely connect virtually.

Want to return the favour? Become a Tech Mentor! Submit a Volunteer Application on our website or contact Samantha by email at or by phone at 403-801-7254.


OSA Membership Continues to Climb: 123 so far, with a total of 250 on our mailing list. Tell your neighbours about our growing friendly group!


Be kind! Sheila Foster, OSA Marketing & Communications

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