Interest Groups


Biking – 9:30 a.m., once a week (weather permitting)

If you enjoy riding the trails around Brantford and like having company, this is the group for you. Casual and comfortable; about an hour in length (15-20 km). Helmets and closed toed shoes are recommended. After the ride, the group will decide on the next date trail.  Ride when you can!

Book Clubs:         

Monday Afternoon – 1:30 p.m., second Monday of month
Monday Evening – 7:00 p.m., third Monday of month
Thursday Evening – 7:00 p.m., first Thursday of month

Laughing! Crying! Sharing! Learning! “Through reading, our minds can go into the minds of others!”

Hosted at various members’ homes, evenings are punctuated by lively discussion as members share their opinions generated by the reading experience!  The conversations are stimulating; the opinions varied; and, topics of discussion may spin off in many directions – all creating an enjoyable evening!

Members choose to host, lead a discussion or bring treats – selecting two of the three choices.

In June, a meeting is held to select nine books from a wide range of titles suggested by member submission, thus challenging all members to explore books and topic that they may not have previously selected.


Monday Evening – 7:30 p.m., first Monday of month
Monday Afternoon – 1:00 p.m., third Monday of month

The group plays at the “recreational” level of bridge.  Coffee, tea, and water are served before cards begin.

Creative Cookery – 6:00 p.m., third Wednesday of month

Do you enjoy cooking…. delight in exploring new recipes?  Laugh at failures?  Delight in successes?

Each month a different member hosts a dinner, creating the menu, and emailing the recipes to the group. Participants, with the approval of the hostess, selects a recipe, prepares the dish at home, and brings it to the dinner.  At the end of the evening, cost is evenly shared between the members.

Day Trippers – as determined by activity

The purpose of this group is to travel with others to various events and locations within

Brantford or 100 km radius.  Members take a turn planning the outings and travel costs

are shared.  Possibilities are Doors Open, art galleries, museums, plays, displays, and winery tours.

Dining Out – as determined by members of group

The group enjoys local restaurants, and within good weather months, those within a

90 minute drive. We vary the weekday each month and alternate lunch with dinner outings to accommodate everyone’s schedule.  Objective: delicious food, fun, friendship, and conversation.

Film Group – 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Thursday of month (T.B.A.)

Members attend the films offered at the Galaxy Theatre Brantford by the Brantford Film Group, who, in association with the TIFF organization, select the monthly film.

Further information is available in the Expositor and at the cinema as to the films to be shown.

Food for Thought – 6:00 p.m., second Monday of month

Hosted at various members’ homes this group enjoys a potluck meal with discussion.  Potluck dishes may be as simple or complicated as you choose with group members signing up for a particular course e.g. salad, entre, dessert (rotating their choices every month).  The hostess suggests a topic for discussion. It can be serious (the Middle East, psychology) or light (childhood memories, April Fools’ Day jokes). We might not stay on topic but over good food we do laugh, talk and especially relax.

Gardening -First TUESDAY of a month  – Sept to June./T.B.A.

Are you an avid gardener or a novice looking to start a new project?

This group gets together at the homes of various members to discuss any topics related to the garden: weeds, pests, container planting, pruning, failures and triumphs! Meetings are very informal and aim at sharing any new or old technique for gardening success.

Technology – as determined by members’ schedule

Sessions are based on what members identify: we are always asking questions and discovering together. Do not feel that you need to be an expert – all of us are beginners in something!

It is useful to have your own laptop, tablet, or Smart Phone to bring to the session so that you can follow along and practice also.

Walking a Golf Ball – 9:30 a.m., second Monday of month (weather permitting)

Do you enjoy walking and hitting a golf ball?  Are you hopeful that it will eventually disappear into a tiny hole on a patch of manicured green?  Then this is for you!

We play a round of 9 hole golf on a different course within the area…purpose- have fun while sharing time together.  (Carts are available on all courses selected.)

Walking Group – 9:30 a.m., every Tuesday

Members meet at a specified spot, walk for 45 minutes, then return to their vehicles.  We

self –select our pace – fast, medium, comfort – so  everyone is can enjoy themselves.

After, there is coffee (usually at the nearest Tim Horton’s) or, occasionally, an after-walk lunch.

World Awareness – 9:30 a.m., third Wednesday of month

This group of “curious” women are interested in world events of all sorts: political, social, cultural, environmental, etc. – and enjoy sharing knowledge, opinions, concerns and good humour.  Discussion is lively – always informative – and often challenging.

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