The Strangway Centre is currently closed under provincial Covid-19 measures.
For more information on online programming visit our online registration site.
The Strangway Centre is a recreation centre for adults 20+ operated by the City of Sarnia, Parks and Recreation Department. We are located at 260 East St N near the beautiful Germain Park.
We offer a variety of programs including exercise classes, art, music and language courses, day trips, how to classes, recreational sports, and daily activities such as cards, carpet bowling and shuffleboard. We also operate a woodworking shop and a café.
Programming is available for members and non-members of the Centre but members pay less for programs. Membership is available to adults 50+. There are fees associated with activities which vary based on the activity. Please refer to our Community Activities Guide for a full list of programs and fees.
You can register for programs and memberships online.
Membership is available for purchase for adults 50+ but is optional. It entitles members to 15% off registered programs with instructors, $5.00 off day trips, and over 50% off daily activity tokens.
The cost for a 2021 Strangway Centre Membership, which is valid January 1 to December 31, 2021, is $54.00 (tax included).
2020 Strangway Members will receive a credit on their account for time missed due to Covid-19 closure. If participants wish to receive a refund instead of a credit please contact the Centre.
Our cafe is currently closed until further notice.
The Hobby Shop remains closed at this time due to the closure of the Centre.
The Hobby Shop is a woodworking shop which adults can use to complete woodworking projects and participate in courses. We have a variety of woodworking tools available. The Hobby Shop is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm (excluding holidays). Participants can pay for a half day or full day pass or adults 50+ can choose to purchase a membership for the Hobby Shop which allows unlimited use of the shop (instead of buying tokens). Please enquire for fees.
2020 Strangway Hobby Shop Members will receive a credit on their account for time missed due to Covid-19 closure. If participants wish to receive a refund instead of a credit please contact the Centre.
At this time we are not be accepting new volunteers. Thank you for your understanding.
Our Centre is fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers that assist with the front desk, Hobby Shop, Cafe, special events and convening select programming. We encourage you to contact us to discuss current volunteer openings. Volunteers are required to obtain a vulnerable sector check.
History of the Strangway Centre:
The Strangway Centre was established as an older adult centre by a generous $1 000 000 donation from William Strangway, as well as contributions from the Province, Ministry of Tourism, the City and other donors. William Strangway was a local business man who saw a need for a place for older adults to socialize. In recent years we have opened up programming to adults 20+. The Centre opened on May 1, 1989. We celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2019.
260 East St. N., Sarnia, ON, N7T 6X7
519 332 0656
Shelley Kern, Superintendent of Recreation
Rebecca Warren, Activities Programmer
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:30am to 6:00pm
Tuesday to Thursday: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Programming: 8:30am to 9:00pm Monday to Saturday
Closed on statuatory holidays and between Christmas and New Year’s.