Looking for options to be active in Thunder Bay? Check out the ACTIVE 55 Spring Community Programs schedule. These programs are available to people age 55 plus. The ACTIVE 55 listing showcases registered programs offered by municipal and non-profit organizations. Make a date for recreation. Get out and get active!

Recreation 55 Activators

Activators host recreation programs for people 55 plus throughout Thunder Bay, including: Fun Active Babes (FABS), Retirement Explorers, Wit Knits, Lakehead University Hangar Walks on Tuesdays and Fridays, Aqua Energizers on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the summer months, summer outdoor walking programs, summer mixed slo pitch league, and much more. Please scroll down to see the list of current programs.

Become a Recreation 55 Activator

Recreation 55 Activators are a group of volunteers who bring leadership, energy, and experience to Recreation 55 Community Projects. Activators encourage others to be active and involved in the community. As an Activator, you can:

  • Lead walks;
  • Energize programs;
  • Host events; and
  • Feel like you are contributing to your community is a healthy and positive way.

To apply as an Activator, please print the Recreation 55 Activator Cover Letter and Volunteer Application Form.

You may drop-off or mail-in the application form to:

Community Program Developer  
West Arthur Community Centre
1914 Arthur Street West
Thunder Bay, ON  P7K 1C7

For more information, please call 807-625-3135.

Additional Community Recreation Programming - Spring 2019 Information


Upcoming events in the community


Bocce Ball Mixed League $2.00 Drop-In

Location: Da Vinci Centre, 340 Waterloo Street South

Date: Thursdays from January 17 to April 25, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $2.00 Drop-In Fee for Anyone 55 Plus

Important: Please bring indoor shoes and a water bottle. Also, the Da Vinci Centre is open for coffee, tea, and juice, but no alcoholic beverages may be consumed while playing with the Bocce Ball 55 Plus Drop-In Group.


Thunder Bay Public Library's FREE Wit Knits Drop-In

Location: Mary J.L. Black Library, 901 Edward Street South

Date: Thursdays from January 10 to April 25, 2019

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A FREE drop-in session with no instruction. Knit while you socialize!


Thunder Bay Public Library's FREE Retirement Explorers Drop-In

Location: Mary J.L. Black Library, 901 Edward Street South

Date: Fridays from January 11 to April 26, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Join others who are retired or thinking of retirement to discuss things to do and places to see in Thunder Bay. Make connections with new people and explore the benefits that retirement has to offer. These sessions are FREE.


FREE 55 Plus Tennis Lessons

Thunder Bay Community Tennis Centre is offering free tennis and lessons:

Location: Community Tennis Centre, 430 Chapples Drive

Date: Fridays in May from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31)

Note: Racquets and balls will be provided. Please dress in athletic wear and wear proper non-marking court shoes.

Please call 807-625-8463 to register. Registration Code: 410339. Drop-ins welcome!


Spring Outdoor Walking Program

Location 1: Marina Park (Meet at the Splash Pad)

Date: Tuesdays from April 30 to June 25, 2019

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location 2: Boulevard Lake (Meet at the main parking lot beside the mini putt)

Date: Wednesdays from May 1 to June 26, 2019

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.



55 Plus Mixed Slo-Pitch League

Location: Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre, 700 River Street (Meet at the baseball diamond behind the Centre)

Date: Thursdays from May 16 through September 12, 2019 (Weather permitting)

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome! No experience required. Please view the poster here. For more information, contact the Community Program Developer at 807-625-3135.

Proudly sponsored by: Royal LePage Lannon Realty, Crazy Kazy Customz, Voxx Life, and the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre.

Registration: A late registration waitlist is available. Please call the Centre to add your name to the waitlist: 807-684-3066.

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