Welcome to the online home of the Tantramar Seniors’ College Inc.

Anyone over 50 welcome!  No other conditions apply!

The Tantramar Seniors’ College Inc is a not-for-profit organization with charitable status.

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In the event that schools are closed due to weather, all Tantramar Seniors’ College classes are cancelled.  

To check closures for Amherst click here or listen to local radio stations CFTA – 107.9 and CKDH or CBC.  

To check closures for Sackville, Codiac and Shediac click here  call 506-856-7669 or listen to local radio stations and CBC.

In the event that a registration session or class is cancelled, a notice will be placed on this page and members will be notified by e-mail of the new date.

New Waitlist Policy:  Priority will be given to on-site registrants; off-site registrants will be randomly assigned to class space.  Lists will not be carried to new semester unless instructor and committee chair so agree. 

Fees will be charged when a tangible product is created in the course.

Winter Registration 

Sackville – January 9, 2017, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre

 Amherst – January 10, 2017, 4:00 – 5:15 pm, Nova Scotia Community College

 Codiac – January 11, 2017 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Crossman Centre/ Kay Arena, 99 Wynwood Drive, *Moncton*

 Shediac – January 12, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Shediac Multipurpose Centre

*Note new venue for Moncton*

 Bursaries are available, please contact Coordinator at tsccoordinator@gmail.com or 506-364-2780 for details

  List of Courses

Winter 2017

All Course Outlines will be available shortly.  Note some course dates/times/locations have been amended since published in the President’s Newsletter.


Canada Reads – with Denise Corey (Chief Librarian – Cumberland Public Libraries), Four Fathers Library, Tuesday, 10:30-11:30am, First Class 7 Feb, 5 Sessions

Confederation Stories , with M. Haugg, L. MacDonald, S. Fairbanks and others (drama), NSCC, Wednesday, 1:30-3:00pm, First Class 1 Feb, 4 Sessions

Conscious Aging , with Joann Dnistransky, NSCC, Monday, 10:00 – 11:30am, First Class Jan. 23, 5 Sessions

Knit A Comfort Shawl, with Judy Jonah, Trinity-St. Stephen Church, Monday, 1:15 – 3:15pm, First Class 6 Feb, 2 Sessions

Never Too Old , with Dr. Helen Sandland, NSCC, Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00pm, First Class 26 Jan, 1 Session

Rug Hooking  , with Brenda Clarke, Deanne Fitzpatrick’s Rug Hooking Studio, Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00pm, First Class 1 Feb, 4 Sessions

Stained Glass, with Neil Delaney, Amherst Stadium Heated Room, Tues and Thurs, 1:30 – 3:30pm, First Class postponed to Feb 7, 10 Sessions

The Life and Poetic Works of Robert Burns with Dr. Joe Donachie, NSCC , Monday, 1:30 – 3:30pm, First Class Jan. 23, 1 Session

The World of Power Point Presentations with Andy Moore (NSCC) , NSCC, Tuesday, 3:30-5:00pm, First Class  Jan. 31, 6 Sessions

Tracks Traces and Twigs, with Ken & Etta Adams, Varies incl. in course outline, Thursday, 10:00am, First Class 26 Jan, 4 Sessions

Yoga with Joan Beswick & Carol Oram, Hatha Yoga Room Amherst, Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:00am , First Class 1 Feb, 4 Sessions


Always Loved, Never Forgotten, Acadian History: Death & Mourning in Acadia – with Deborah Robichard, Crossman Centre, Friday, 2:30-4:30pm, First Class 10 Feb, 1 Session

Achieving a Neutral pH Level with Peter Ford, Crossman Centre, Wednesday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class Mar 29, 1 Session

Astronomy with Emma MacPhee, Riverview Town Hall/fieldtrips, Wed (4) Mon (1), 1:00-3:00pm, First Class  Feb 1, 5 Sessions

Bridge Primer Conventions Beyond Beginner with Brian MacIver, Riverview Place Mall, 720 Coverdale Rd, Wednesday, 1:30-3:30, First Class 1 Feb, 4 Sessions

Canada and Newfoundland in World War I with Jack Brachaniec, Riverview Town Hall, Monday, 10:00-Noon, First Class 27 Feb, 3 or 4 Sessions

Choosing Colours & Paint with Kathy Sather, Crossman Centre , Tuesday, 10:00-11:30am, First Class 28 Feb, 1 Session

Cross Country Skiing with Roger Albert & Jim Taylor, Various Locations, Monday, 10:00am-noon, First Class 30 Jan, 4 Sessions

Introduction to American Sign Language with Kathern B. Geldart, Dieppe Library, Tuesday, 10:00-11:30am, First Class Jan 31, 5 Sessions

Introduction to Rug Hooking with Phyllis Murray, People’s Park Tower, Rose Hall, Thursday, 1:00-4:00pm, First Class 23 Feb, 6 Sessions

IPad with Eric Guy, Gunningsville Room, Riverview City Hall, Monday, 1:30-3:30pm, First Class 13 Mar, 3 Sessions

Knitting for Charity- Chemo Caps with Cathy Airey, Peoples Park Tower, Tuesday, 1:30-3:30pm, First Class 24 Jan, 3 Sessions

Night Photography with Kevin Snair, Riverview Fire Hall/ Fieldtrip, Monday, 7:00-8:00pm, First Class 20 Mar, 2 Sessions

Taking Charge of Your Life with Greta Doucet, Crossman Centre, Wednesday, 1:30-3:30pm, First Class 8 Mar, 3 Sessions

The Way of the Samurai and the Tea Master with Rhea M. Gallant, Condo Activity Room, 80 Mount Pleasant, Unit 101, Moncton, Thursday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class 23 Feb, 1 Session

Thrummed Mittens with Ruth Mary MacPherson, Small Meeting Room, Riverview Town Hall, Tuesday, 1:30– 3:30pm, First Class 14 Feb, 4 Sessions

Travel Tales with Eric Guy & Wayne Harrigan, Riverview Fire Station, Thursday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class 2 Feb, 6 Sessions

Warm Your Soul with Soup and a Roll with Debbie Cooney, Karen Mills & Heather Taylor, Community Room 80 Mt Pleasant, Monday, 11:00am-1:00pm, First Class 6 Feb, 3 Sessions

Water Colour Painting, with Susan Lunney, Riverview Fire Station, Friday, 10:00am-Noon, First Class 3 Feb, 4 Sessions


Sackville’s 150 Years in Canada with Ron Kelly Spurles, Visitor Information Centre, Wednesday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class 1 Feb, 6 Sessions

Badminton with Harold Popma, Middle Sackville Baptist Church, Thursday, 10:30am – Noon, First Class 19 Jan, 6 Sessions

Bridge (Starter) with Anne Posch & Jon Shute, Middle Sackville  Baptist Church, Wednesday, 7:00-9:00pm, First Class 25 Jan, 6  Sessions

By Air, Land and Sea with Stephen G. Puddle, Lafford Classroom, Tuesday, 10:00am– Noon, First Class 24 Jan, 4 Sessions

Chess Club with Bruno Leitner, Lafford Classroom, Wednesday,  2:00-4:00pm, First Class 1 Mar, 4  Sessions

Dancing With the Stars with Donald MacIntyre, Sackville Curling Club, Tuesday, 8:00-9:00pm, First Class 31 Jan, 6 Sessions

Family Life in the Arctic with Joanne Koot, Lafford Classroom, Friday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class 17 Mar, 1 Session

Genealogy with David McKellar, Lafford Classroom, Wednesday, 10:00am-Noon, First Class 25 Jan, 3 Sessions

Hatha Yoga with Monika Boehringer, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Monday, 10:00-11:00am, First Class 16 Jan, 4 Sessions (note date change)

Health & Wellness with Harold Popma, Lafford Classroom,  Tuesday, 1:30-3:00pm, First Class 24 Jan, 4 Sessions

It’s a Puzzle with Ron & Margaret Beattie, Lafford Classroom, Thursday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class 9 Feb, 1 Session

Inside the Ivory Tower with Various, Sackville Town Hall Council Chambers, Last Weds month, Noon, First Class and number of Sessions To  Be Advised

Knitted Shoulder Cozy with Susan Spence, Lafford Classroom, Thursday, 1:30-3:30pm, First Class 16 Feb, 4 Sessions

Pourquois Paris?  with Alex Fancy, Lafford Classroom, Tuesday, 10am-11:50am, First Class 6 Mar, 4 Sessions

Proper use of 911 CANCELLED with Jean-Francois LeBlanc, Lafford Classroom, Thursday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class 2 Feb, 1 Session

Re-Upholstery with Pat Dixon, Lafford Classroom, Friday, 10:00am-Noon, First Class 27 Jan, 8 Sessions

Skiing and Snowshoeing with Susan Fisher and Kate Bredin, Trails near Sackville, Friday, 1:00-3:00pm, First Class 27 Jan, 4 Sessions

Sushi—Vegetarian, with Youngiu Kim Oh, Middle Sackville Baptist Church, Wednesday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class 15 Mar, 1 Session

Tai Chi, with Alex Whitla, Perpetual Motion Dance Studio, Tuesday, 10:30am—Noon, First Class 17 Jan, 6 or 8 Sessions

Travellers’ Tales, with Various, Sackville Public Library Meeting Room, Monday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class 23 Jan, 6 Sessions


Any 50+ Body can do Yoga with Jean Short,  Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Monday, 3:00-4:30pm, First Class 13 Feb, 4 Sessions

Baking Baguettes with Al Beck,  Instructors’ Home Cap Brule, Tuesday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class 24 Jan, 1 Session

Basic Nutrition for Seniors with Veronique Maillet,  Sobeys Classroom, Tuesday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class 4 April, 1 Session

Bridge with Joanna Leblanc,  Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Wednesday, 10:00am-Noon, First Class 25 Jan, 8 Sessions

Canada’s Natural Treasures/Kouchibouguac & Fundy National Parks with Isabelle Comeau & Colleen Campbell,  Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Thursday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class 16 Mar, 1 Session

Computers: Digital Lifestyle  with Jeremie Landry,  Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Monday, 9:00-11:30am, First Class 30 Jan, 9 Sessions (Please note start date has been amended)

CPR and Principles of First Aid with Victor Bourque,  Shediac Fire Dept, Victoria St,  Tues/Weds, Feb 7 and 8, 9:00-11:00am, 2 Sessions

Current Events with Bill Belliveau,  Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Monday, 7:00-9:00pm, First Class 23 Jan, 8 Sessions

Downsizing/Rightsizing with Kathy Sather,  Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Thursday, 10:00am-Noon, First Class 23 Feb, 1 Session

Estate Planning with Wade Hamilton,  Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Thursday, 10:00am-Noon, First Class 26 Jan, 1 Sessions

How to Save Seeds with Felix Robitaille & Wiebke Tinny,  Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Thursday, 7:00-9:00pm, First Class 23 Feb, 1 Session

Intro to Self Healing Posponed until Spring due to unforseen circumstances– Reiki and Meditation with Odette Pellerin,  Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Thursday, 10:00-11:30am, First Class 26 Jan, 4 Sessions

Knit Wits with Nancy Keast & Sharon Ayer, Shediac Bay Community Church, Thursday, 1:00-4:00pm, First Class 26 Jan, 6 Sessions

Nikola Tesla with Wayne McCarty,  Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Tuesday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class 7 Feb, 1 Session

Painting in Miniature with Clarence Cormier, Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Friday, 1:00-4:00pm, First Class 27 Jan, 1 Session

Photography with Jocelyne Ross,  Chateau Centreville, 40 Caissie Ave Shediac, Monday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class 23 Jan, 6 Sessions

Spring Flowers 101 with Marlene Leblanc,  Chateau Centreville, 40 Caissie Ave Shediac, Monday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class 6 Mar, 3 Sessions

Travellers’ Tales with various instructors,  Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Wednesday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class 25Jan, 6 Sessions

Trites Maples, with Joy Trite, 1292 Gorge Rd. Moncton, Friday, 1:00-3:00pm, First Class 24 Mar, 1  Session

Unleash Your Creative Soul with Susan Jardine, Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Tuesday, 10:00 am-4:00pm, First Class 24 Jan, 1 Session

World’s Greatest Geological Wonders, Pt1 with Wade Short,  Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Tuesday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class 7 Feb, 6 Sessions

Write On with Zev Bagel, Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Thursday, 2:00-4:00pm, First Class 26 Jan, 6 Sessions

Yoga for Seniors with Janet Cameron,  Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Tuesday, 10:00-11:00am, First Class 31 Jan, 6 Sessions


The Board and members of the Tantramar Seniors’ College would like to thank New Horizons for Seniors, the Crake Foundation, the Town of Sackville and the City of Moncton for their generous support through grants awarded to the College in the 2008-2009 year.   We would also like to thank the Town of Sackville for grants awarded to the College in the 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13,  2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16, the City of Moncton for grants awarded to the College in the 2009/10, 2010/11, and 2011/12 years, Ville de Shediac for the grant in 2011/12, 2012/13,  2013/14 and 2014/15 and Town of Amherst and NBCC for providing free classroom space in the 2012/13, and 2013/14 years.  We also thank the Sackville Co-op Local Council for their support.  Thank-you to the Sackville Festival of Early Music for sponsoring and offering a course with us. 

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