Online/Onsite Programs

MAY ONSITE Programs Register to participate in our ONSITE programs in MAY! As we slowly re-open, additional programs will be added monthly for all to enjoy.

Course registration will open on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM, and will be on a first come first serve basis. Membership is required to attend programs onsite. Members may pay for their membership or courses by calling the Bernard Betel Centre Reception at 416-225-2112- Ext. 0 or 416-225-2112 Ext. 206, Monday- Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. If you paid for spring 2020 programs before the building closed on March 17, 2020, you will receive a credit for the full amount paid.

To view our MAY ONSITE Program brochure please click Here.

We are excited to be able to offer a variety of online virtual programs to our Bernard Betel Centre community through Zoom and on Facebook Live. 

Our program schedule will be updated each month, so check back regularly!

Online Program Calendar – MAY 2022

Ask the Expert
Book a one-on-one 30 minute session with computer expert. Appointments can be done over the phone or via Zoom. To book an appointment email Dianne at or call 416-834-7027.

Cooking Club

Join a variety of home chefs and experts as we discuss cooking, recipes, healthy eating and have some fun in the kitchen!


May 11 and 25

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration required. Register Here

Creative Writing

Participants will discuss creative writing, read their works aloud, and receive feedback in a supportive and friendly environment. Facilitator: Judith Weinryb

Every Friday

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Registration required. Register Here

French Conversation Club

Parlez-vous Francais? This group is designed for French-speakers to explore the French language through music, literature, poems, and jokes. Experience speaking French is necessary.


May 12 and 26

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Registration required. Register Here

Mandala Workshop   

This class is a mix of mindfulness and creativity. Mandalas are ancient geometric patterns. These symbols are intended to represent the intricate patterns of the universe. Learn about the history of these symbols and use paint, pencils, and ink to create your own breathtaking mandalas. No experience necessary. Must have access to a printer. Instructor: Maya Vinokurov 


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  

Registration required. Please register early enough to print necessary materials. Register Here

Guided Mindfulness Meditation 

Have you ever heard of Mindfulness? Join us for a simple guided mindfulness meditation to introduce you to this beneficial practice. Take a moment to be mindful, present and rest. Everyone is welcome! 

Facilitator: Michelle Bancroft, Health Promoter


2:00 pm – 2:30 pm 

Register Here 

Memory Boosters

Stay sharp and challenge your mind with riddles, puzzles, games and trivia as part of a fun and energetic group.

Every Thursday

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration required. Register Here



Want to learn how to play Sudoku in a one-on-one virtual session? Join Bob and Gail Berchuk for an overview and lesson of this logic game and set yourself up for hours of future fun! To arrange a lesson, please email Maria at


Ask the Expert

Book a one-on-one 30 minute session with our team of computer experts!

Appointments can be done over the phone or via Zoom.

To book an appointment: email Dianne at or call 416-834-7027

Tech Team Volunteers Ready to Assist with Zoom!
Would you like to participate in our online programs, but don’t know how to use Zoom?  Have you been using Zoom, but want to learn more about its features? Over the phone or by Zoom, our trained volunteers can teach you how to use Zoom and virtually assist you on the general navigation of your device and the web. For more information and to be matched with a Tech Team Volunteer, please contact Cheryl Besner at

Russian Golden Age Cultural Program
Programs for Russian-speakers.

Program (in Russian) Program (in English)
English Conversation Club
ЧЕТВЕРГ с 12 до 13 часов
Registration Required. Register Here 

Fitness Classes:

Chair Yoga
Join us for a gentle, mostly-seated yoga class for a gentle stretch, mindful breathing, and a moment to relax. Instructor: Maria Lindgren 


9:00 am – 9:30 am 

Registration required. Register Here 

Gentle Fitness Class

This will be a low-impact, gentle mostly seated fitness class for all abilities. Instructor: Karen Shuster


10:00 am – 10:45 am

Registration required. Register Here

Shizen Ha – Japanese Tai Chi

Learn about Shizen Ha, a form of gentle nature therapy to calm our minds and take part in gentle movements. Facilitator: David Chandross

Every Friday

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Registration required. Register Here


Tuesday, May 10 – Navigating the Health Care System

10:30 – 11:30 am

This presentation offers information about creating an action plan, resources available in the area, an overview of where our care comes from, and a brief overview of some programs available through CHATS.

Facilitator: Marisa Gutta, MSW RSW – CHATS

Register here  

Paid Classes
**Please call reception at 416-225-2112, ext. 0 to register over the phone and you will be provided a Zoom link.**


To connect to Zoom:
-Once you register, you will receive an email with a link to the Zoom meeting. Follow the instructions to download Zoom.
-Once you are in the system, click “Join with Video” and “Join with Computer Audio”.
-If Zoom asks to access your camera and/or microphone, say YES.
-You can also use your smart phone to join. You need to first download the “Zoom” app from the App store.

To Connect to Zoom (Russian)

For any issues or questions about our online programs, please contact Maria Lindgren at

Privacy and Security Advisory:
Participants are advised that most online virtual programs take place entirely online using a third-party video conference platform called Zoom. This means that, in order to participate, you will be required to download and configure the Zoom application for use on your personal or work computer, tablet, or smartphone. Participants are cautioned that, by their nature, video conferencing platforms utilize the camera and microphone on their devices and that they should act accordingly. Activating your microphone or camera is entirely your choice and is not a requirement to participate. Lastly, be advised that, when you are using Zoom or any other third-party application, you are agreeing to that vendor’s terms and conditions and to their privacy policy. Please consult for further details.