Community Offerings

Greater Victoria’s Year-Round Community Offerings

On this page you will find information and links to community offerings that take place all year-round. By no means is this a complete list, but hopefully you will be inspired to try something new to help you get connected to valuable community events, activities and education. We’ve listed recreation centres, seniors centres, libraries, cultural association, continuing education and some Arts groups. Have a look and perhaps you’ll find something new that warrants exploring!

    • Health & Wellness Education – Yakimovich Wellness Centre
    • Upcoming Events and the latest schedule.
    • Recreation Centres
    • Fitness schedules, program offerings, tips and even an online activity tracker are available here! For more information on all 14 Recreation Centres from Sooke to Sidney. . . . .

Senior Centres

Not all Seniors Centres are listed here as many can be accessed through links to the appropriate recreation centres. Here are a few to check out that are not part of the recreation centre listings

    • James Bay New Horizons
    • The purpose of the James Bay New Horizons Society is to provide opportunities for Senior Citizens and residents in the James Bay area of Victoria, British Columbia, to help them lead more meaningful, active, healthy and complete lives, and to provide facilities that will assist in achieving and maintaining that goal. Either a yearly membership or a monthly membership is required.
    • Shoal Centre
    • Is a community activity space located in Sidney.
    • Silver Threads
    • Silver Threads Service is a non–profit society administered by a volunteer Board of Directors, funded by the Municipalities of Victoria, Saanich, North Saanich and Central Saanich, the United Way. If you are 55 or older, you are invited to join Silver Threads’ programs. Annual memberships are available, non–members are more than welcome. Silver Threads operates two centres. Saanich Centre at 286 Hampton Road and the Victoria Centre at 1728 Douglas Street.
    • Greater Victoria Public Libraries
    • The Greater Victoria Public Library operates numerous branches throughout the Capital Region. They offer at their different branches a variety of programs for adults. Some programs are specific for the 50 plus age group.
    • Cultural & Immigrant Association
    • The Inter–Cultural Association of Greater Victoria is a unique non–profit organization that combines arts and social services to address the needs of immigrants and to promote the embracing of cultural diversity in our community. We offer services for newcomers as well as outreach and education in the community.
    • The ICA Immigrant Seniors’ Group serves newcomer immigrants and refugee seniors who are looking to make new friends, practice their English, have fun and learn about issues important to multi–cultural seniors.

Where to Go and How to Get There

    • The CRD has developed a Community Map that is intended to support the social connectedness of older adults in the capital region. The map identifies places for recreation, lifelong learning, volunteering, support groups and social centres.

Continuing Education