The exterior of the Strangway Centre
City of Sarnia, Strangway Centre

The Strangway Centre will reopen with a modified programming schedule beginning Monday, November 9th. Program registration begins Wednesday, October 28th. Please call us (519 332 0656) to register or visit our online registration website.

Please refer to the Community Activities Guide PDF for a list of available programs as well as measures we are taking to keep our community safe.

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. 

Your can register for programs and memberships online.

Participants playing pickleball at the Strangway Centre

Membership:
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 2020 Strangway Centre Membership, which is valid until December 31, 2020, is $53.00 (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.

Cafe:
Our cafe is currently closed in Phase One of our reopening. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding.

Dedicated volunteers at work in the kitchen!

Hobby Shop:

Participants must register prior to coming to the Hobby Shop in Phase One of the Strangway Centre reopening.
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. The cost to use the shop is $6.00 for a half day, $11.00 for a whole day. Adults 50+ can choose to purchase a membership for the Hobby Shop which allows unlimited use of the shop (instead of buying tokens). The cost for a 2020 Hobby Shop Membership is $160.00 or, a 6 month 2020 Hobby Shop Membership is $85.00

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, Susan, assists participant, John, with a woodworking project.
Our Hobby Shop volunteer, Susan, helps participant, John, with a project.

Volunteering:
At this time, in Phase One of our reopening, we will 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 are celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2019.

William Strangway
William Strangway

Contact Us:
260 East St. N., Sarnia, ON, N7T 6X7
519 332 0656
strangway@sarnia.ca
Staff:
Shelley Kern, Superintendent of Recreation
Rebecca Mills, Activities Programmer
Hours of Operation:
Office:
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.