Join A & O: Support Services for Older Adults to celebrate Grandparents’ Day: Connecting the Generations and Celebrating Diversity event on Sunday September 11th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Assiniboine Park, Lyric stage, and surrounding field. Bring the friends and family in your life for this fun filled day of intergenerational activities, exhibits and entertainment!
This event will raise awareness about ageism, reinforce the value of respect while promoting the programs and services of A & O and those of our partners. Hosting this event is an important step toward intergenerational sensitivity and understanding. A & O is grateful for the financial support provided by the Winnipeg Foundation in helping us offer this event to the community!
The aging process is a shared experience, people want to age well no matter where they are along the life course. We have a responsibility to deliver meaningful work and educational events regarding the issue of ageism due to population aging. It is only through increased education and awareness that progress will be made in establishing meaningful policy and directing funding to support people in aging well. 16.9 % of the Canadian population was 65 years of age or older in 2016, this number is expected to double by 2036 (Statistics Canada, 2016).
This event is free of charge.
There will be community resource booths, break out sessions, active living demonstrations, story telling, music, scavenger hunts, face painting, and so much more that appeal to people of all ages!
Plan on joining us, bring your lawn chairs, water bottles and hats and get ready to celebrate an intergenerational, multicultural day in beautiful Assiniboine Park!
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Lyric Stage - Entertainment
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
University of Manitoba, Faculty of Music
Lyric Field - Booths
Active Aging in Manitoba (AAIM) – Urban Poling Demos (11 am & 1 pm)
Businesses & Organizations Supporting Seniors (BOSS)
Senior Resource Finders
Manitoba Association of Senior Communities (MASC)
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults
St. John Ambulance
Before the Bridge Senior K9 Rescue
Winnipeg Police Service
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service
Manitoba Master Gardener Association
Comforts of Home Care
Nurse Next Door
Winnipeg Public Library
Manitoba Blue Cross
MOSAIC Newcomer Family Resource Network
Ecole Viscount Alexander Maker Space
City of Winnipeg Community Services Department
Lyric Field – Grounds
The Bubble Man Show - 11:30 am
Manitoba Classic & Antique Auto Club - Assiniboine Park Drive
Winnipeg Transit Travel Trainer - Pavilion Parking Lot
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service - Pavilion Parking Lot
Butterfly Interactive Cart
Living Library – Storytelling Tent - Click here to see schedule