Bocce (Currently Inactive)

Closely related to lawn bowling, bocce is a ball sport with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire. Developed into its present form in Italy, bocce is traditionally played on natural soil and asphalt courts. PAL’s bocce drop-in is held on the grounds at the Richmond Kings Community Centre and the season will commence once the ground has dried. If you are interested in dropping by and playing this ancient sport, please stayed tuned for an announcement as to the date and time of the first game.


Bridge (Not Currently Offered)

Learn to Play for Beginners. Drop-in for fun and fellowship every Thursday 9:30 – 11:30 am at Grace Christian Church.


CoffeePALs (Not Currently Offered)

Join others the first Friday of every month for a social, fun, educational experience.  Open to all at no cost.


LunchPALS (Not Currently Offered)

LunchPals meets every second Friday. It is open to anyone 55+ who wishes to meet new people, participate in interesting conversation and who are adventurous enough to experiment with various restaurants around the south end of Winnipeg.


Mahjong (Not Currently Offered)

Come out and Play with other PAL (55+) members.  Must register and be a PAL member.


Men’s Casual Breakfast

Join other PAL members for social interaction over breakfast. The group meets Tuesday mornings at 9 am at Smitty’s Restaurant Lounge, 2835 Pembina Highway.


MoviePALs (Not Currently Offered)

Watch a movie with your PALs on the last Tuesday of each month at Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas.

The MoviePALs committee will send out an email or phone call to inform those who have indicated an interest of the movie choice and start time. Participants pay their own costs. Must register & be a PAL member.

To get on the list, contact: Heather Derkson 204-269-8003 or Marg Ackerman 204-474-2615.


PAL Putters (Spring 2021)

The 9 Hole Golfing Program meets every Monday morning at South Side Golf Course. This drop-in mixed group is contacted weekly to determine attendance and foursomes are set up on arrival at the course. Tee time is 8:00 a.m. (in April, tee off time is 9:00 a.m.) unless otherwise informed. Green fees are paid to South Side Golf Course. This program  runs from April through the Fall,weather permitting.


PinPALS (Currently Not Offered)

The 5 Pin drop-in Bowling Program is held at Dakota Lanes. This mixed noncompetitive group provides a venue for exercise, interaction, laughter and camaraderie. Newcomers are welcome any time. Teams are picked randomly each week and bowlers compete only against themselves. Bowling fees are paid to Dakota Lanes. The program runs from April to June on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.


PAL Walking/Hiking Group (Spring 2021)

Hikes in nature and urban walks. NEW this year: Beyond the Perimeter hikes. Some may require Provincial Park passes.

Participants will drive to a predetermined park or neighborhood to meet the group for a 10:00 am start. Walks or hikes would be in the range of 4 – 7km in length. Trail surfaces could be paved, bark chip, or gravel, depending on the location. Duration would be 1.5 – 2.0 hours. Examples of hikes include the Bois des Esprit trail along the Seine, and trails within the Assiniboine Forest.

A “walk” follows a paved route of sidewalks or paved pathways, whereas a “hike” follows trails of bark chips or gravel. These trails could have an irregular surface and be a bit less stable than a paved surface. Good supportive walking shoes or light hiking shoes are recommended. For added support and stability, participants may choose to use a hiking pole, either rigid or adjustable.
Participants should bring a bottle of water, sun hat, sunglasses, and a light snack for our break. No pets please.
All participants MUST complete a PAL registration form, along with a PAR Q form, a Health Screening Survey and an Activity Waiver. All documents are available at the PAL Office, Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings. We also recommend that you confirm with your doctor that you are able to participate in the activity.

Email notifications will be sent out each week with information.

Convener:  Jerry Johnstone