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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FALL 2018 Registration Dates

Sackville – Sept 10, 2018, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre

 Amherst – Sept 11, 2018, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Nova Scotia Community College

 Codiac – Sept 12, 2018 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Crossman Centre/ Kay Arena, 99 Wynwood Drive, Moncton

 Shediac – Sept 13, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Shediac Multipurpose Centre    

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


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 course 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.


Spring 2018 courses

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Amherst Artists – Gerard Schaap, Willard Mitchel, Roberta Taylor & Fred Nicholas, Bill Fairbanks, at Cumberland County Museum, Thursday, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, 26-Apr for 1 session/s

From Lil Abner to Superman:  How the funny pages became the coolest books around, with Chantelle Taylor, at Four Fathers Library, Thursday, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, 26-Apr for 4 session/s

Chair Yoga with Joan Beswick  & Carol Oram at NSCC, Friday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 8-Jun for 4 session/s

Driving the route Abijah Willard took in the first Acadian Expulsion with Dick Beswick at NSCC, Thursday, 9:300 am – 11:00 am 7-Jun for 2 session/s

History and Tour  of the Nappan Experimental Farm with  Paul Calder & Jacob Fisher at Nappan Experimental Farm, TBA – Late May or Early June for 1 session/s

Is Drone Warfare making us Safer? with Dr. Geoff Martin & Dr. Erin Steuter – Mt. A at NSCC, Wednesday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 18-Apr, for 1 session/s

Making A Crazy Quilt with Phyllis Cameron at NSCC, Tuesday, 1:00 pm  – 2:30 am, 1-May for 2 session/s

Persons of Historical Interestwith Morris Haugg at NSCC, Monday, 2 :00 pm –  4:00 pm, 30-Apr for 2, session/s

Spring Flowers and Rising Tides with Etta & Ken Adams at Maccan Bird Sanctuary, Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Lynn Mountain, Apple River, Edgetts Beach-West Beach, Thursday, 10:00 AM, 3-May for 5 session/s

What’s New in Bicycles with Basil Hicks at NSCC, Tuesday, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, 8-May for 1 session/s

Yoga and Meditation with Sherry Smith & Donna Ripley at Hatha Yoga Room, 10 Lawrence St., Amherst, Wednesday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 2-May for 4 session/s


Art and Travel London Washington – London and Washington with Will Kealy at Crossman Centre – Smyth Room, Wed, 10:00-Noon, May 30, June 6, June 13 for 3 session/s

Art in the Garden with Karen Nelson at Crossman Centre –Smyth Room, Thurs, 10:00-Noon, April 26, May 3 if needed for 2 session/s

Astronomy – Learn about the Night Sky with Emma MacPhee at Riverview Town Hall, Wed, 1:30-3:00pm, April 25, May 2,9,16 & 23 for 5 session/s

Basic Digital SLR Photography with Rick Murray at Crossman Centre- HLS, Tues, 6:30-8:30pm, May 8,15,22,29 & June 5 for 5 session/s

Celtic Love: for Beginners Learn How to Play the Great Highland Bagpipes & Practice Chanter with Kevin MacLeod at MacLeod Highland Outfitters, Mon, 10:30-Noon, April 23, 30, May 7 for 3 session/s

Container gardening w/shrubs & perennials with Bob Osborne at Cornhill Nursery, Thurs, 1:00-3:00pm, 17-May for 1 session/s

Ducks Unlimited with Adam Campbell at Crossman Centre Smyth Room, Thurs, 10:00-4:00pm, 7-Jun for 1 session/s

Enchanted Fairy Gardens with Susan Duquette & L.Sheppard at 711 Frampton, May 18 -75 Sterling Cr.June 1, Fri, 10:30-11:30 am, May 18 & June 1 for 2 session/s

Financial Perspectives for the Golden Years with Pravin Varma at Crossman Centre Smyth Room, Thurs, 2:00 -4:00 pm, April 26, May 3,10 & 24, for 4 session/s

Forest Bathing, with Jean Siddall & Susan Duquette at 3 locations to be set later, Mon, 1:30-2:30 pm, May 14,28 & June 4 for 3 session/s

Gallery Crawl— Get to know local artists and galleries with Karen Mills at Shediac & Sackville, Tues, 1:00- 3:00 pm, April 24 & May 22 for 2, session/s

Halifax Explosion with Jacek Brachaniec at Crossman Centre, Mon, 10:00-Noon, 14-May for 1 session/s

Historical sketch of Israel from 1800 – 4 BCE with Jim Taylor at Crossman Centre –Smyth Room, Weds, 10:00-Noon, May 9,16,23, for 3 session/s

Impact Marijuana with Dr. Peter Ford at Crossman Centre Smyth Room, Fri, 10:30am-12:30pm, 4-May for 1 session/s

Intro to the Ba’hai Faith with Denis Allard at Riverview Town Hall, Mon & Weds, 10:00-11:30 am, May 7 & 9 for 2 session/s

Let’s Do Lunchwith David Beckerson at 3 Restaurants, Weds, Noon-2:00pm, May 9,23 June 6 for 3 session/s

Line Dancing with Jeanine Marie-Therese Daley at Crossman Centre –HLS & Smyth Room, Weds, 1:00-4:30pm, April 25, May 2,9,16, for 4 session/s

Provincial Politics with Dennis Cochrane at Dieppe Public Library, Tues, 10:00 – Noon, May 22,29, June5,12 for 4 session/s

Rug Hooking with Phyllis Murray at People Park Tower Rose Hall, Mon, 1:00-4:00pm, April 30, May 7,14,28,June 4 &11, for 6 session/s

Winston Churchillwith Jacek Brachaniec at Crossman Community Centre, Mon, 10:00-Noon, April 30 & May 7 for 2 session/s


A Sojourn in South Africa with Pat Belliveau at Lafford classroom or library , Wed, 2 – 4 pm, 25-Apr for 1 session/s

Braided Edge Hooked Mat with Christine Gripton, at, TBA, Tues, 1:30 to 4 pm, 1-May for 4 session/s

Conversation about Pot, Phone, Internet with Jean-Francois LeBlanc at Lafford classroom,  Wed, 10am to 12 noon, 25-Apr for 1 session/s

Cooking a Special Dish EAST INDIAN FOOD:  $5 payable at registration Two Eastern Indian dishes with Chaitali Mitra at MSBC, Wed, 1-4 pm, 6-Jun for 1 session/s

Cooking a Special Dish GERMAN TORTE: $5 payable at registration A German Torte with Eva and Bruno Leitner at MSBC, Wed, 1 – 4 pm, 9-May for 1 session/s

Cooking a Special Dish BORSCHT: $5 payable at registration Ukrainian Borscht with Elizabeth Karpowitz at MSBC,  Wed, 1 – 4 pm, 23-May for 1 session/s

Gardening with various at various, Wed, 2—4  pm, 9-May for 7 session/s

Hatha Yoga for active Seniors with Monika Boehringer at St Paul’s church, Tues, 10 – 11am, 1-May for 4 session/s

Improve Your Balance with Renee Rioux at Perpetual Motion Dance Studio,  Tues, 2 to 3:30 pm, 26-Jun for 1 session/s

Intro to US Politics with Geoff Martin at Lafford classroom,  Tues, 10 am to 12 noon, 15-May for 1 session/s

Murder They Wrote with Elaine Naylor & Margaret Beattie at Lafford classroom,  Thurs, 10 am to 12 noon, 26-Apr for 4 session/s

Relaxed Cycling with Kate Bredin and Susan Fisher at various location,  Thurs, 10am to 12 noon, 31-May for 2 or 3 session/s

Spring Hikes for SeniorswithRoy Pierog and Carole Konesky at various locations, Fri, 1 – 3 pm , 4-May for 4 session/s

Tai Chi: Yang style stages 1 & 2 for beginners and intermediates with Alex Whitla at Perpetual Motion Dance Studio, Tues, 10:30 to 12 noon, 17-Apr for 6 session/s

Tennis with Art & Anne Miller at Sackville tennis courts, Tues & Thurs, 2 – 4 pm, 29-May for 6 session/s

The Tantramar AcadiansTheir history culture and influence with Wendy Burnett, United Church, Mon, 1:30 to 3 pm, 23-Apr for 3 session/s

Womens Health with Cathy Johnston at Lafford classroom, Thurs, 2 – 4pm  , 17-May for 1 session/s


Beginners’ Bridge – American Standard – American Standard $10, with Joanna LeBlanc at Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Tuesday, 10:00 – noon, 24-Apr for 6 session/s

CFQ Gi Gong with Janice LeBlanc at Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Thursday, 3:00 – 5:00pm, 26-Apr for 6 session/s

Chakras and Meditation with Odette Pellerin at Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Monday, 10:00 – 11:30am, 23-Apr, for 8 session/s

Computers Intemediate– Microsoft Office with Jeremie Landry at Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Thursday, 9:00 – 11:30am, 26-Apr for 8, session/s

Current Events—Up for Discussion with Bill Belliveau at Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Monday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, 23-Apr for 6 session/s

Is Drone Warfare Making US Safer – Is It Making Us Safer? with Dr. Erin Steuter & Dr. Geoff Martin at Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:00pm, 25-Apr for 1 session/s

Introduction to Sociology with Janet Randall at Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Friday, 2:00 – 4:00pm,  Apr for 6 session/s  CANCELLED

Ipad for Beginners with Eric Guy at Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Thursday, 2:00 – 4:00pm, 3-May for 3 session/s

iphone photography with Brian Townsend at Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Tuesday, 2:00 – 4:00pm, 22-May for 2  session/s

Jewellery Making part deux – Part Deux    $10  with Jocelyne Ross & Marlene LeBlanc at Chateau Centreville, Monday, 2:00 – 4:00pm, April 16 (early) for 4 session/s

Knit Wits with Debbie Batog, Sharon Ayer & Nancy Keast at Shediac Bay Community Church, Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00pm, 26-Apr for 6 session/s

Let’s Sing with Bertha Bisanti at Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Wednesday, 2:00 – 3:30pm, 2-May for 5 session/s

Lunch and Learn with Various chefs at Restaurants in Shediac, Friday, 1:00 – 3:00pm, 27-Apr for 4, session/s

Medically Assisted Dying in Canada (MAID) with John Filliter at Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Wednesday, 10:00 – noon, 2-May for 2 session/s

The Science of Energy with Wade Short at Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Tuesday, 2:00 – 4:00pm, 24-Apr for 4 session/s

So you think you are an expert on NB with Mike Sullivan at Shediac  Multipurpose Centre, Friday, 10:00 – noon, 27-Apr for 5 session/s

Spring Wreath with Judith Robichaud & Sandra Wallace at Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Wednesday, 10:00 – noon, 25-Apr for 1 session/s

Tai Chiwith Maria Gillespie at Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Thursday, 10:00 – 11:30am, 26-Apr for 6 session/s

To Tweet or not to Tweet A Look at the Basics of Twitter with Wayne Harrigan at Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Thursday, 2:00 – 4:00pm, 24-May for 1 session/s

Watercolour Workshop $15 with Bernadette LeBlanc, Shediac Multipurpose Centre, Tuesday, 10:00 – 3:00pm, 29-May for 1 session/s


The Board and members of the Tantramar Seniors’ College would like to thank the Crake Foundation for support of a Sackville Bursary grant, and the Town of Sackville for their generous support through a grant awarded to the College.   We would also like to thank the Ville de Shediac for the grant awarded to the College and NBCC and the Town of Moncton for providing free classroom space.  Thank-you to the Sackville Festival of Early Music for sponsoring and offering a course with us. 

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