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Are you looking for other people with similar interests to your own? Or do you want to learn something new in a social setting? LIFE has a variety of clubs that meet on campus monthly throughout the year and are open to all members for no charge or for a nominal annual fee. 

 

The Blue Zone Club

This new club is based on the Blue Zones, areas of higher than typical concentration of centenarians( people over 100 years old), discovered by Dan Buettner and the National Geographic over a decade ago. These areas have nothing in common geographically, being as far apart as Costa Rica and Japan. However, there are common life habits, many practiced for hundreds of years, that seem to relate to the unusual concentration of healthy older people. We will try to research ways to adopt these habits, interacting through Zoom meetings until actual meetings will again be feasible.
You must be a LIFE 2020-2021 member to attend.
Day
: Fourth Wednesday of each month
Time
: 2 – 4 p.m. (tbc)
Location: ONLINE VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Coordinator: Leo Greenberg
To Register: REGISTER

 

Classic Novel Book Club

Let’s revisit and rediscover the great works of fiction that have stood the test of time. Their themes are universal, their characters memorable, their scope large, and their insight profound. Join us as we meet - usually on the fourth Saturday or Sunday of every month - to savour some literary classics. You must be a LIFE 2020-2021 member to attend. 
Days: to be confirmed
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Location: ONLINE VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Coordinators: Patricia Wilkes, Simon Pearson, and Martha Wall
To Register REGISTER

 

Climate Action Club

The Climate Action Club is for LIFE members who are eager to join forces to learn more about climate change and its effects, to discuss the issues and potential solutions and to act together to support organizations in the climate change movement.  Please join us if want to meet others who are passionate or if you simply want to learn more about climate change. You must be a LIFE 2020-2021 member to attend.   

Meeting first Wednesday of every month.

Days: Wednesday, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2
Time10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m
LocationONLINE VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
CoordinatorsPeggi Liswood
To Register: please email The LIFE Institute to be placed on a WAIT LIST

 

Lunch Club

The Lunch Club normally meets the fourth Thursday of the month, except July and August, and December when we join LIFE for its winter holiday lunch. Exact dates are confirmed at the beginning of each month. Lunch may be at an ethnic restaurant or one that is a neighbourhood favourite or unique in some other way. Members recommend restaurants that are reasonably priced and accessible via TTC and share in the responsibility of organizing lunches. All members are sent notices of up-coming lunches beforehand and must reply if they plan to attend. Most restaurants are small and space is limited so reservations are necessary. You must be a LIFE 2020-2021 member to attend. 
Coordinator: Pam Hitchcock
To Register: THIS CLUB IS ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


Movie Club

The Movie Club is VIRTUAL DURING THE PANDEMIC. All LIFE members are welcome to join the Movie Club for monthly matinees. Membership is free and emails are sent to club members with complete details regarding each month’s film. Check the club blog: http://www.lifemovieclub.blogspot.ca/, to get a sense of the types of movies we enjoyYou must be a LIFE 2020-2021 member to attend

Day:  First Tuesday of each month
Time:  2PM
Location:   VIA ZOOM
Coordinator:  Terry Poulton, with Guest Coordinator for the Virtual Club Robert Fabian
To register:  REGISTER



Photography Club

Are you interested in photography? Do you want to be able to make better images? Our meetings will feature discussions of ideas and techniques, equipment, computer software, common problems, etc. In addition to professional photographers who speak to our club, we include sharing and constructive feedback for each other’s images, and sometimes group shoots or gallery visits. The club is aimed at those who already have some experience making photos, but LIFE members at any level of expertise are welcome. A schedule of topics will be chosen at the beginning of each term. You must be a 2020-2021 LIFE member to attend. 

Dates: First and Third Wednesday of each month:
Time: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: ONLINE VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

To Register:  Pay $10 fee online when you choose to join this club.
To get onto our email mailing list immediately - please send a copy of your paid club registration receipt to lifeaperture@gmail.com.
Questions?
Contact the Club via email: 
lifeaperture@gmail.com.


Table Tennis Club

How about playing table tennis? In the LIFE Table Tennis Club, you can learn a new skill, choose to add to your table tennis skills, or participate in friendly matches, all within a fun social setting. Games are played in the historic Maple Leaf Gardens (4th floor). The club brings together former, current, and new players in a friendly social environment and strives to meet members' interests; be it casual play, informal instruction, or friendly matches. Bring a paddle if you have one... if not, no problem, we have extras. Come join the fun – as one member wrote – “I’m absolutely delighted with the club” – come experience it yourself. You must be a LIFE 2020-2021 Member to participate.
Dates: Weekly as posted to members; 2:30 – 4:30pm 
Location: Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carleton Street, 4th Floor mezzanine
Coordinators: Michael Berger; Kerry Markle
To RegisterTHIS CLUB IS ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


Triple-E Investment Club

The Triple-E Investment Club meets monthly to monitor the investment scene, to learn how to put together portfolios, and to enhance our investing knowledge. At club meetings we review the economic events of the past month, make presentations, review reports and books, and discuss issues raised by members. You must be a 2020-2021 LIFE member to attend.

Day: Second Wednesday of each month,
Time: 2– 4 p.m.
Location: ONLINE VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 
Coordinator: Warren Mackenzie

To Register:  Pay $5 fee online when you choose to join this club. 
Questions? Contact the Club via email: lifetripleeinvestmentclub@gmail.com.

 

Virtual Coffee Break NEW!!

LIFE is pleased to announce the creation of this new club: a place where members can hang out for an hour or so on a regular basis, meet with friends, old and new,  in small groups to discuss real issues  facing us all during these challenging times. Even with COVID19 shelter-in-place restrictions scheduled to relax, the need for older adults to proceed cautiously when interacting physically continues and the Virtual Coffee Break provides the opportunity to be part of the larger LIFE community and just hang out.

Day: Thursdays (dates To be Confirmed)
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: ONLINE VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 
CoordinatorHarold Hutner
To Register:  REGISTER

 

Writer's Circle - new

If you don’t know what to do with the thoughts, ideas and opinions that swirl around in your head while you sit at home during the pandemic, consider joining the new Writers’ Circle.

This is a club that will meet twice a month via Zoom to do some impromptu writing and to share stories that you have previously prepared. Each participant will share a story no longer than 10 minutes in length when read aloud, be it fiction, memoir, essay or poetry. The rest of the circle will have the opportunity to discuss it and provide positive feedback.

It’s a great way to exercise your creativity and meet new people with interesting ideas to share. The club will run on the first and third Wednesday of each month starting at 10:00 a.m. and running for 2 hours. You must be a LIFE 2020-2021 member to attend.

DayFirst and Third Wednesday of each month
Time
: 10 a.m - 12 p.m
Location: ONLINE VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Coordinator: Tamara Handler
To RegisterREGISTER

 

Do you have an interest or a passion not yet covered by one of our clubs? Start your own LIFE club.

Contact Denise Smith, Manager Volunteer Services at d.smith@thelifeinstitute.ca