Bernard Betel Centre Receives Grant for Sunday Lunch and Lecture Series

We are excited to announce that Bernard Betel Centre staff were successful in their application for funding for the New Horizons for Seniors Program through Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. The Bernard Betel Centre was awarded a $25,000 New Horizons for Seniors Program Grant for the Sunday Lunch and Lecture Series, a free monthly program offering lectures on topics such as arts, entertainment, culture, history, food and wellness, followed by a kosher lunch.

Sunday, May 26 – Reconciliation: A Point of View from a Traditional Healer
Join us for a conversation with Harry Snowboy, Cree Elder and Traditional Healer, to talk about the healing work being done in our communities, what reconciliation means for Indigenous communities, and reclaiming who we are as Indigenous people.
Speakers: Harry Snowboy is a Cree Elder and Traditional Healer from Chisasibi, Quebec, and Erika Iserhoff is the Indigenous Arts Officer, Ontario Arts Council, is of Omushkego and Eeyou Cree heritage, and is a member of Constance Lake First Nation

Sunday, June 30 – ‘That’s (Jewish) Entertainment!’
From Jolson to Streisand! Popular musicologist and musician Jordan Klapman presents a concert lecture featuring the lives and music of several of the 20th century’s greatest entertainers, all of whom were Jewish! Sing along to classic songs by Al Jolson, Sophie Tucker, Fanny Brice, Barbara Streisand, and more!
Speaker: Jordan Klapman, Professional Music Educator, Performer and Producer

The presentation will be at 10:00 am and lunch will be served at 11:30 am. Admission is FREE. No registration required. Drop in.

For more information about the Sunday Lunch and Lecture Series program, please contact Maria Lindgren at 416-225-2112, ext. 130 or

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Spring Sunday Lunch and Lecture Series
Summer, fall and winter dates, to be announced and will be posted HERE.

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