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AFR helped Lesley Peterson establish a series of writing courses for mature adults held in the Riverview Community Centre.  The first course ran for 9 weeks from April 2019 to June 2019 and was focused on Creative, Non-Fiction Writing.  This first course was extremely popular and successful and led to Lesley offering courses in the fall of 2019 and again in the spring of 2020.  Lesley’s writing courses have been suspended due to COVID 19.


AFR facilitated the start of a Riverview Men’s Shed by advertising the idea, meeting with Doug Mackie, Chair of the Canadian Men’s Shed Association, and consulting with RVCC about establishing a Riverview Men’s Shed at RVCC.  Men’s Sheds are independent organizations, so once one was started in Riverview, AFR stepped away from any involvement.  Men began to meet regularly at RVCC and a Men’s Shed was established over the summer of 2019.


AFR wanted to provide stimulating ideas and discussions for older adults in Riverview and initiated the CRISP Ideas Series in January 2020.  The idea was to have a local person speak about their area of expertise and follow the talk with audience discussion and sharing of related ideas.  Riverview resident Jino Distasio spoke about the changing nature of Canadian neighbourhoods, including Riverview, on January 31st.  Future speakers in the CRISP series were going to be Sherri Rollins MLA, Emily Hunter Physiotherapist, and Rod Kueneman Gardener with Sustainable South Osborne.  Unfortunately, COVID interrupted the CRISP lecture series.

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Past Events and hopefully future group events after the pandemic is defeated!

 Creative Writing for Older Adults

Men’s Shed

Repair Café

Crisp Lecture Series


Want to join us?We are looking for a person interested in helping organizing events and programs for a year. Honourium available. Email us for more information

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