Movie Monday
Wellness Wednesday
Together Thursday
Feel Good Friday

Mon, Jul 13 at 7pm
‘Lesbiana’, with ‘The Lesbian and Feminist Movements’ from the Village Legacy Project

Mon, Jul 20 at 6:30pm
‘Gods and Monsters’

Join us online at Kast for our special screenings each Monday evening. Use this link to enter our exclusive movie screening room 15-20 minutes before screening time.

NOTE: We are continuing to test new setups to help improve our video and sound quality, and believe we now have perfected settings on our end to give you the best viewing experience possible. Thanks for your patience as we continue to improve this. If you continue to have trouble seeing or hearing the film, we recommend you test your Internet download speed or try exiting and re-entering the room. The faster your Internet speed, the better your viewing experience will be.

Thanks to New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.

Wed, Jul 22 at 1pm
Chair Yoga

Join instructor Zelena van der Leeden from Full of Life for some light yoga instruction suitable for seniors for approximately 45 minutes. If you are interested in participating, please download this simple health questionnaire, then email us your consent at ospn.programming@gmail.com. You will then be given a link to join the sessions on Zoom each week.

Zelena is a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) and Latin dance instructor. After working for the private sector for 15 years, she decided to launch a social enterprise to empower older adults in Ottawa. Her mission is to provide cultural and wellness workshops that sharpen the mind, strengthen the body and fill the heart lives with peace and joy.

Thanks to New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.

Thu, Jul 16 at 7pm
Baby Zoomers Coffee Club

Take a break with hosts George Hartsgrove and Lise Cloutier and have a sip of coffee (or tea) with your 2SLGBTQ+ friends to chat about topics of interest to you and learn more about resources near you and other on-line programs offered by OSPN. We are meeting online bi-weekly for the summer months and hope to see you take part. All 50+ queer seniors welcome! Enter the Zoom chat room here 5-10 minutes before we start. (Meeting password: 710912)

Thanks to New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.

Fri, Jul 17 at 10am · Fri, Jul 24 at 10am
Meditation: Being Present, Embodied Kind

In six weekly sessions, we will meditate together, focusing on three aspects of meditation which also represent three of the benefits of meditation. In these sessions, and through your own practice during the week, you may feel the present moment as a present/gift. You may become more embodied, that is, more in touch with your own feelings and energies, and also be able to draw on greater stores of physical well-being and energy. And you may increase your sense of yourself as someone who naturally is profoundly kind toward yourself and others.

Your instructor: Thubten Samten Chödrön (Nyingje Gloria Norgang, PhD). Samten learned to meditate as a teenager and it was so powerful for her that she wanted everyone to experience its benefits. She introduced it to young children with whom she worked, then with women in prison and has continued to share it in every work situation she has entered. She has been teaching meditation in various forms for more than 40 years now and looks forward to meditating with you.

Enter the Zoom chat room using the links below 5-10 minutes before we start.

Thanks to New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.

Fri, Jul 10 at 8pm
Vintage Queers Virtual Dance Party

Tune in to our first ever virtual dance party with DJ Louise Rousseau and dance like nobody’s everyone’s watching, in the comfort and safety of your living room. Our fabulous DJ has selected classic hits from the 50s to 90s that are sure to get you moving and feeling groovy. Enter the ‘club’ on Zoom using this link (Room password: 347250), mute your microphone, and feel free to use the chat function to request your favourite songs.

* Note – Maximum room occupancy of 100 people; enter early anytime after 7:45pm to avoid disappointment.

Thanks to New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.