Movie Monday
Together Thursday
Feel-good Friday

Mon, Jan 25 at 7pm
‘The Celluloid Closet’

Mon, Feb 01 at 7pm
‘More Beautiful for Having Being Broken’

Join us online at Kast for our special screenings each Monday evening.

Thanks to the City of Ottawa, New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.

As of Oct 2020, Kast has unfortunately made all previously public screening rooms private. This means that you MUST request to become a member of the room before you are able to enter. It is recommended that you do this at least 1/2 hour BEFORE a movie starts, to ensure you won’t be locked out. If you experience any issues, please contact us at ospn.programming@gmail.com and we’ll make sure to sort you out for any future screenings.

Thu, Jan 28 at 7pm
Fireside Chat, Let’s Talk About Getting Through This Together!

Since the first person in Canada was diagnosed with COVID-19 on January 25, 2020, all of us have experienced a roller coaster of emotions as the pandemic unfolds world-wide. It is, in a word – unprecedented.

This Fireside Chat is one way that the Ottawa Senior Pride Network is acknowledging the range of emotions we’re going through. And with this special event, we’re bringing together ideas and strategies that will help get through this feeling as well as possible. This session will be guided by special guests who have many years of experience, and wisdom, in supporting members of our vibrant and diverse community. We have tremendous strengths as a community – let’s talk about them!

The facilitated format will be a series of predetermined questions, followed by responses from guests, and then discussion with attendees. Please join via Zoom using the link above.

Join the discussion and hear about strategies and ideas that might work for you! Special Guests: Andrea Madan, Ben Murray, Chris Peacock, Lori Carson and Sean Hale. Hosted by OSPN, facilitated by Holly MacKay.

Thanks to the City of Ottawa, New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.

Thu, Feb 04 at 7pm
Baby Boomers Coffee Club

We’re back! Take a break with hosts George Hartsgrove and Lyse 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 at the link in the event description above 5-10 minutes before we start. (Meeting password: 710912)

Thanks to the City of Ottawa, New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.

Fri, Jan 29 at 10am · Fri, Feb 05 at 10am
Mediations with Samten Chödrön

Join instructor Thubten Samten Chödrön on Fridays at 10am.

Join us on Zoom in our special meditation room (Meeting password: 468563) a few minutes before 10am.

New Years is often a time to take stock and start fresh. Unfortunately, too often we try to start fresh with the same judgements and expectations we have been carrying for years. Let’s make 2021 a truly new year and loosen some of those judgements.

In January, we can explore ways to approach the new year with resolve supported by self-love. We can consider accepting and loving ourselves just as we are, and at the same time, encourage ourselves to move in the direction of our deepest aspirations. Gently and kindly, we can discover the obstacles to bringing our lives into alignment with what is most conducive to our most awake and loving potential.

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.

Thanks to the City of Ottawa, New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.