The exterior of the Strangway Centre

Online Registration

Visit our online registration site to view available programs and register.
Registration is mandatory for all programs, at this time.

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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 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 online registration site for a current list of programs and fees.

You can register for programs and memberships online. If you require assistance registering, please contact Customer Service: 519 332 0330 ext. 3131. Payment is due at the time of registration. Credit cards are accepted over the phone.

Participants playing pickleball at the Strangway Centre


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 2022 Strangway Centre Membership, which is valid January 1 to December 31, 2022, is $55.50 (tax included).

2020 Strangway Members who missed time due to Covid-19 closure will be offered a 2022 Membership at a reduced cost. If participants wish to receive a refund or credit instead, they are encouraged to contact the Centre.

Our cafe is currently closed until further notice.

Volunteers work in the kitchen at the Strangway Centre
Dedicated volunteers at work in the kitchen! (Photo taken pre-Covid-19.)

Hobby Shop:

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. Participants must register in advance prior to attending.

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.

Hobby Shop volunteer assists participant with a woodworking project
Our Hobby Shop volunteer, Susan, helps participant, John, with a project. (Photo taken pre-Covid-19.)

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.

William Strangway
William Strangway

Contact Us:
260 East St. N., Sarnia, ON, N7T 6X7
519 332 0656
Hours of Operation:
Office: Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed on statutory holidays and between Christmas and New Year’s.