Special Events

Special Events

The ParkSide Centre welcomes everyone to various special events that are held throughout the year. From our weekly live entertainment to special holiday celebrations and several general interest events, there is always something entertaining happening.

Alzheimer Society Coffee Break

MAKE YOUR COFFEE COUNT! Each day thousands of Canadians take a moment to enjoy a cup of coffee. On September 13, 2019 you can make your coffee count by joining the Annual Nationwide Alzheimer Coffee Break. Coffee breaks are hosted to help raise money in support of the Alzheimer Society. The money raised helps those in the community by supporting local programs and services for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Join us for Coffee Break and make your coffee count. Find out more by calling us at 560-0603.

Friday
September 13, 2019
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Seniors Information Fair

This event will provide attendees the opportunity to discover some of the programs and services available to them. There are two components to the fair. The first is a trade show in which many of the service providers in the City of Greater Sudbury will be on hand to provide information about the programs and services available to you. This will be held all day and is open to everyone.

This fair is sure to be a fun, extremely informative, and an empowering experience for all. Space for the information fair is limited so register early by contacting the front desk.

Friday
September 20, 2019
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Turkey Tuesday

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving celebration and enjoy a real turkey sandwich. “Country Star” Claude Lecuyer returns to the Parkside Centre. There are only 120 tickets available so get yours early as this event is always very popular.

Tuesday
October 1, 2019
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
$10.00 per person

United Nations Day of the Older Person

The U.N. has designated October 1 as the Day of the Older Person and the Huntington University Gerontology Students (HUGS) will be here to help us celebrate. The U.N. principles include independence, participation, care, self-fulfillment and dignity. There will be a short speech and then cake which will be served in the dining room. Come after Turkey Tuesday and help us celebrate our Older Persons.

Tuesday
October 1, 2019
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Craft Bazaar

Come join us at the Parkside Centre’s Craft Bazaar. There is no admission, just purchase your own tea, coffee or muffins and enjoy our many craft, plant, baking, sewing, knitting and other tables. We are requesting donations, so feel free to donate any new small household or craft items, or any new items for baskets to win. If you have any other ideas, or wish to donate your time to this fundraiser, please contact the ladies in the craft room. We thank you in advance for your donations to this important fundraising event.

Friday
November 15, 2019
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Parkside Centre Christmas Dinner

We are inviting all members to celebrate Christmas at the Parkside Centre with a real turkey dinner. Entertainment will be provided by Brad Rose who was the #3 Elvis impersonator in the world in 2012. There are only 200 tickets available for this event so be sure to get yours early.

Friday
November 29, 2019
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tickets are only $15.00

Jubilee Folk Ensemble Christmas Concert

The Jubilee Folk Ensemble will be hosting their second annual Christmas Concert at the ParkSide Centre. The agenda for the day is still evolving but you can mark the date on your calendar and expect that the show will be as good as ever. There will be a display of the art work that has been completed by ParkSide Centre art class participants and carvings and stained glass by members of the Sudbury Carving and Stained Glass Club.

Sunday
December 8, 2019
1:00 pm

Be a Santa to a Senior

Each year Home Instead partners with the Parkside Centre and other local organizations to spread holiday cheer to lonely or financially-challenged seniors through the Be a Santa to a Senior program. Local seniors are identified who might not otherwise receive gifts during the holiday season. The Parkside sets up a large Christmas tree in the lobby which Home Instead adorns with ornaments. Each senior’s gift requests are written on these ornaments. People then visit the Centre to take an ornament, register it with one of our volunteers, purchase the gift and return it and the ornament to the Centre to be wrapped at a Wrapping Party. This is a great way to help an isolated and under privileged senior.

Wrapping Party
Saturday
December 14, 2019
10:00 am