The Lindsay Seniors Association is located at 210 Kent Street West, Lindsay Ontario K9V 2Y8. We’re right downtown on the corner of Victoria Avenue and Kent Street, beside Victoria Park. Our office hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 2:00pm from September through May. Summer hours are determined by the new board each year, typically we’re open one or two mornings on weekdays only.
The Association was incorporated 50 years ago. On October 15th 2015 we celebrated 50 Years with a great party, with everyone wearing their finest hats and enjoying an old fashioned tea party. Well over 200 people attended. Great fun was had by all.
People can join The Lindsay Seniors Association at age 50, but cannot vote until age 55. In 2015 we had over 600 active members and approximately 100+ Gold Card members. We are getting some new younger members but we would like to have more! Join us today, you won’t regret it.
The Lindsay Seniors Association: (as of June 2015)
The Lindsay Seniors Association received their charter October 7th 1965 with the first president being Ed Ellison. The meeting was held in the Recreation Centre (The Kinroom) in Lindsay.
A public euchre was held twice a month – admission was 50¢. The first public euchre was held February 1st 1966 with 11 tables playing. Ten games were played with a duration of 10 minutes per game. (Interesting concept) proceeds $14.00 clear. Paid up membership at this time was 40. Euchre is still one of our most popular activities, with Bid Euchre on Monday & Saturday and Regular Euchre on Thursday & Saturday, all in the afternoon.
In the summer of ’66 a bus trip went to the park in Orillia for a picnic supper.
August 1971 a motion was made to buy a dozen card tables. The president at the time was Mr. Bert Brown who retired at the annual meeting and Mrs. Minnie Neale accepted the position as the new president. September 1998, 25 card tables were purchased at a cost of $46.95 per table.
- 49 members enjoyed a bus & boat cruise on Stoney Lake
- 80 members enjoyed a day at Woodbine Race Track
- 75 members enjoyed a Travelways Mystery Tour to Belleville, Picton & Napanee with dinner in Peterborough
It would appear that the Armoury became available to the seniors around 1971.
At the meetings in June 1977 it was decided to start having Bingo games in the afternoon. These Bingo’s are still being held today on Wednesday afternoons with great turnout.
Pictures of the Canadian Prime Ministers were put up in the Seniors room a few years ago, and have since been given to the Olde Goal Museum in Lindsay.
Our extended parking lot (North end) was approved in 1966, Elizabeth Lambert worked very hard on the Senior’s behalf to bring this about. A plaque dedicated to Elixabeth is on display at the North end.
Carpet Bowling started in January of 1979 and is still held on Monday afternoons during the winter months.
Lilac’s of Lindsay were planted in the fall of 1998. The Lindsay Senior’s contributed money to help purchase lilac’s. There is a plaque among the lilac’s to acknowledge our contribution. Our past president was instrumental in working with the Lilac Committee. The first Lilac Festival was held in May 2001.
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