Recreation & Community Activities

Book Club

Our Book Club meets in Starbuck once a month. This is a great program for those who love to read! It gives readers an opportunity to read a common book and then discuss the book with others. This has resulted in some very interesting and lively discussions!




Join us in Starbuck on Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. beginning Sept 16, 2021 for a variety of exercises led by Liza Rasmussen. Exercises held at Riverdale Apartments. No special equipment needed.



Due to covid 19, all exercise programs have been suspended. please refer to the home exercise booklet for exercises you can do at home located on The Wire page (newsletter).


Older Adults and Physical Activity

GEMS Congregate Meal Program

“Greet, Eat & Meet” (GEMS) is a community meal program for older adults held each week, beginning at Noon in Starbuck and Sanford.


Three times per month in La Salle and Once per month in Brunkild. Please see the calendar for details.


Brunkild Community Hall or Caisse Community Centre in La Salle

Starbuck Hall

Sanford Legion

$9.00 / person

Please call ahead to reserve your spot!

We are eating in again in Brunkild (once per month on Mondays) and La Salle (3 times per month on Mondays), Starbuck (Wednesdays), and  Sanford (Thursdays).  For anyone not comfortable with eating in yet, we will still deliver meals through our Meals on Wheels home delivery program on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for the communities of Starbuck, Sanford, Oak Bluff, La Salle and Brunkild, and Domain. Please call for more information on when we deliver to your community.

If you would like a meal delivered to you, or you would like to join us for lunch,  please call 204-735-3052 by the Friday before each Monday meal or by Monday before the Wednesday or Thursday lunch delivery.



Come play pickleball with us! This court sport combines the rules of ping pong, tennis and badminton and is played with 2 or four players. Its easy for beginners to learn but can develop into a fast-paced competitive game for more experienced players. Equipment is available for beginners who would like to try the game. Please bring clean indoor shoes.

Please Note: days and times may vary without notice and most programs do not run throughout the summer. Please register with the local contact person to receive program updates as they arise.


  • La Salle – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3pm, in Caisse Community Centre. Call Bernice Valcourt for more information (204.479.0514)
  • Oak Bluff – WednesdayEvenings from 6-8pm (time subject to change), in the Oak Bluff Rec Centre.  Call Shawnda Muir for more information (204.479.6791)
  • Starbuck – Thursdays starting October 7thfrom 6-8pm in Starbuck Hall – Call Brenda Shirtliff for more information (204.735.2880)


Let No One Be Alone

Family Pancake Breakfast

Held annually late April/early May to raise awareness of people living alone in your community. All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes & Sausages. Tickets sold in advance or at the door. Call MSS for more information.

Look for posters for the 2022 Pancake Breakfast coming in the New Year!

Christmas Luncheon

Held on the first Friday in December at the Oak Bluff Rec. Centre. Tickets include the meal, entertainment and door prizes. Tickets are available mid October. Call MSS for more information.

2021 update: there will be no Christmas luncheon this year. Hope to have it again in 2022.