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 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 Registration Dates

Sackville – April 9, 2018, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre

 Amherst – April 10, 2018, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Nova Scotia Community College

 Codiac – April 11, 2018 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Crossman Centre/ Kay Arena, 99 Wynwood Drive, Moncton

 Shediac – April 12, 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


Spring 2018 courses

Courses for Spring will be posted in the first week of April and will be included in the Presidents Newsletter Spring edition


Courses Winter 2018 


An Introduction to Celtic Harp with Heather Shatford, NSCC, Mon,10:00 am -11:00 am, 29-Jan, for 3 session/s

Baking Bread with Carol Oram, Bridge Workshop Thurs, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, 1-Feb for 3  session/s

chair yoga with Joan Beswick  &  Carol Oram, NSCC, Fri, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 26-Jan for  4 session/s

Conversation About Potwith Constable Travise Dow, NSCC, Weds 10:00 am – 11:30 am, 7-Feb for 1 session/s

Fire Safety for an Aging Populationwith Fire Chief Greg Jones, Amherst Fire Station, Tues, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm,6-Feb for 1 session/s

Foods For Living Well with Dr. Mark Rudderham, NSCC, Day TBA, 10:00 am -12:00 pm, Date TBA for 1 session/s

Fire Safety for an Aging Population with Ray Bristol, NSCC, Thurs, 10:00 am – 12:00 am, 1-Feb for   1 session/s

Healthy Cooking for 1-2 People and Making Sense of the Nutrition Panel with Kerri Robichaud, Community Room – Amherst Superstore, Weds, 11 :00 am –  12:00 pm, 28-Feb for 1 session/s

Tai Chi with Rick Toupin, Amherst Shoto Kan Karate Academy, Weds, 7:00 pm – 8:30pm, 24-Jan for  4 session/s

Reader’s Theatre with Dale Fawthrop, NSCC, Tues, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, 30-Jan                for 4 session/s

Rug Hooking (Beg. –  Int.) with Mary Williams, Deanne Fitzpatrick’s Studio (Church Street), Tues, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, 6-Feb for4 session/s  CANCELLED

The Beaubassin Tavern” – Dramatic Reading with Dick Beswick, NSCC, Weds, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, 24-Jan for 1 session/s

Tour of the Amherst Community Learning Center (NSCC) with Anne Lawrence, NSCC, Tues, 1:30 PM, 13-Mar for 1 session/s

Tour of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre with Gwen Kerr, Cumberland Regional Health Care Center, Tues, 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm,13-Feb for 1 session/s

Yummy Oatcakes with Sandra Dillman, Bridge Workshop, Thurs 6:30 pm –  8:30 pm, 22-Feb for 1 session/s

YREACH – Immigrant   Settlement Support for Rural NS with Brent Noiles, NSCC, Day TBA, Time TBA, Date TBA for 1 session/s  COURSE CANCELLED


Art and Travel London Rome with Will Kealy with Will Kealy, Dieppe Library, Wed, 10:00am-Noon, 31-Jan, Feb 7, 14   for 3 session/s

Arthritis with Nora Williams, HLS Room-Crossman Centre, Wed, 10:00am, Jan 24,31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28    for 6 session/s

Basic Bridge with Brian MacIver, R’view Bridge Club, Tue, 2:00-4:00pm, Feb 6- 27  for 4 session/s

Editing Digital Images with Graham Hobster, Smythe Room- Crossman Centre, Tues, 2:00pm, Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13 for 4 session/s

Emergency Preparedness with Eric j. Arsenault, HLS Room-Crossman Centre, Fri               1:00-3:30pm, Feb 23, Mar 2 for 2 session/s

Gallery Crawl with Karen Mills, Various locations, Mon,10:00, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, for 4 session/s

Genocides, the Holocaust with Francis Weil, Smythe Room Crossman Centre, Thurs, 10:00am-Noon, 15-Mar for 1 session/s

Intro to Opera with Jacek Brachaniac Riverview Town Hall, Mon, 1:00pm, Jan 29 Feb 5,12,26, Mar 5 for 5 session/s

Snowshoe trails in Moncton with Karen Mills, Outside, Tues, 10:00-11:30am, Feb 6,13,20,27 for 4 session/s

Let’s Sing with Bertha Bisanti, HLS room- Crossman Centre, Weds,  1:00 – 2:30pm, Feb 7,14, 21, 28, March 7 for 5 session/s

Mat Registry Legacy in Stories and Textileswith Judy Morison, Dieppe Library, Thurs, 1:00-4:00pm, 15-Feb for 1 session/s

Tea Tasting with Nadin Doyle-Booth, Smythe room- Crossman Centre, Tues, 1:00-3:00pm, 13-Mar for 1 session/s

The British Invasion with Floyd Anderson, Riverview Town Hall, Mon, 10:00am, Jan 29 Feb 5,12,26 for 4 session/s

Travel Tales with Eric Guy, Smythe Room Crossman Centre, Thurs, 2:00-4:00pm, Jan 25-Mar 15 for 8 session/s

Viruses,Spam, Hackers With Sean Robertson, Smythe Room Crossman Centre,Fri,10am-Noon, Feb 23, Mar 2 for 2 session/s

Who Ya Gonna Call.. Seniors guide to Services with Nora Wiiliams, HLS Room – Crossman Centre, Weds, 10:00am, 7-Mar for 1 session/s

X-country skiing with Roger Albert, Outside, Wed, 10:00am-Noon, Jan 24,31 Feb 7 for 3 session/s


Acadian Women’s Poetry –   French text, Eng. discussion with Monika Boehringer, Lafford Classroom, Tues, 1.30-3.30pm, Jan 23, 30, Feb 7, 14, 21 for 5 session/s

Badminton with Harold Popma, Middle Sackville Baptist Church, Thurs, 10.30-am-12.00pm, Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1st for 6 session/s

Basics of writing a commercial novel with Barbara M. Phinney, Lafford Classroom, Mon, 10.00 am- 12.00pm, 26 Mar 5,12,19,26  and one other class to be decided for 6 session/s

Bridge Tips and Play with Anne Posch, Jon,  Shute, Middle Sackville Baptist Church, Weds, 7.00-9.00pm, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 7, 14 for 6session/s

Chair Yoga for Seniors with Monika Boehringer, St Paul’s Church, Tues, 10.00-11.00am,Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13 for 4 session/s

Cooking a Special Dish – Korean bibimbap – Korean Bibimbap with Youngjoo Kim, Middle Sackville Baptist Church, Weds, 1:00-4pm, 21-Feb for 1 session/s  Note: $5 payable to instructor at registration

Cooking a Special Dish – Potato Latkes – Potato Latkes with Maxine Roness, Location TBA, Weds, 1.00 – 4.00pm, 14-Mar for 1 session/s

Destination Australia with Stephen  Puddle, Lafford Classroom, Thurs,  1.30 – 3.30pm, Feb 15, 22, Mar 1, 8 for 4 session/s

End of Life Issues with Stephen & Jane Claxton-Oldfield, Lafford Classroom, Weds, 10.00 am – 12.00pm, Jan 31 and Feb 7 for 2 session/s  NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Inside the Canadian Wildlife Servicewith Richard Elliot, Canadian Wildlife Service, Fri,  10.00am-12.00pm,  Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 and Mar 2 for 5 session/s NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Inside the Ivory Tower Outline with Various Instructors, Sackville Town Hall, Weds,  12.00-1.00pm,Feb 14, 21, Mar 28 (+ April 25) for 4 session/s

Intro to Snowshoeing with Roy Pierog, Outdoor Locations, Weds, 1.00-2.00pm, Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14 for 4 session/s

Knitting a Shawl – for Intermediate Knitters with Susan Spenc, Lafford Classroom, Mon, 1.30 – 3.30pm, Jan 22, 29 Feb 5, 12 for 4 session/s

Paris Paris   with Alex Fancy, Lafford Classroom, Tues,  10.00 am- 12.00m, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 for 4 session/s

Reupholstery with Pat Dixon, Lafford Classroom, , Fri, 10.00am-12.00pm, Jan 26,  Feb 2, 9,16, 23 Mar 2 (poss . 9, 16) for 6(+2) session/s

Robert Burns – Then and Now with Eileen Herteis, Lafford Classroom, Thurs, 2.00 – 4.00pm, Jan 25th for 1session/s

Rug Hooking with Wool with Christine Gripton,  Location TBA, Tues, 1.30 – 3.30pm, Jan 30, Feb 6, 13, 20 for 4 session/s  Note: $30 payable to instructor at registration

Skiing Snowshoeing for Seniors for Seniors  with Susan Fisher, Kate Bredin, Outdoor Locations, Fri, 1.00 – 3.00pm, Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16 for 4 session/s

Tai Chi Yang Style with Alex Whitla, Perpetual Motion Dance Studio, Tues,  10.30am -12.00pm, Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, poss Mar 6  for  6+ session/s NOTE CHANGE OF START DATE

Traditional Genealogy Course with  David McKellar,  Anderson House, Weds, 10.00am- 12.00pm,  Jan 31, Feb 7, 14 for s session/s

Travellers Tales with Various presenters,  Sackville Library, Mon, 2.00 – 4.00pm, Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19 for 5 session/s


Applied Psychology, Extra handout with Janet Randall, Multipurpose, Centre Shediac,Fri, 2:00 – 4:00pm, Jan. 26 for 6 session/s

Basic Photo Editing with  Louis  Melanson, Multipurpose Centre Shediac, Thurs, 1:30 – 3:30pm, Feb.1 for 4 session/s

Co-Housing with Kathlyn Hunter / Richard Lachance, Multipurpose Centre Shediac, Mon, 1:00 – 4:00pm, Jan. 22 & March 12 for 2 session/s

Computer Basics with Scott Murray, Multipurpose Centre Shediac, Mon, 9:00 am– 12:00pm, Jan. 22 for 8 session/s

Current Events with Bill Belliveau, Multipurpose Centre Shediac, Mon 7:00 – 9:00pm, Jan. 22 for 8 session/s

Emotional Fitness with Trina Campbell, Multipurpose Centre Shediac, Mon 1:00 – 3:00pm, Jan. 29 Feb. 12 Feb. 26 for 3 session/s

Exotic Cuisine with Jocelyne Ross,  Centreville Apts, Mon,1:00 – 4:00pm, Jan. 29 for 4 session/s Note: $20 payable to instructor at registration

Foray into two poems with Steve Campbell, Multipurpose Centre Shediac, Weds            , 10:00 am– 12:00, Jan. 24, for 4 session/s

Harp Appreciation with Margaret Eaton, Multipurpose Centre Shediac, Mon, 2:00 – 4:00pm, Mar. 5 for 1 session/s

Healthy Eating with Susan Jardine, United Church Shediac, Weds, 10:00 am– 1:00pm, 31-Jan for 5 session/s

Knit Wits with S Ayer/N. Keast, Shediac Community Church, Thurs, 1:00 – 4:00pm, Jan. 25 for 8 session/s

Philosophy with Dr. Serge Morin, Multipurpose Centre Shediac, Fri, 10:00 am– 12:00pm, Jan. 26 for 8 session/s

Science of Energy – Course Outline for handout with Wade Short, Multipurpose Centre Shediac, Tues, 2:00 – 4:00, Feb. 6 for 4 session/s

Tai Chiwith Maria Gillespie, Multipurpose Centre Shediac, Thurs, 10:00 am– 11:00pm, Jan. 25 for 8 session/s

TRAVELLERS’TALES with Sandra Wallace, Multipurpose Centre Shediac, Weds, 2:00 – 4:00pm, Jan. 24 for 8 session/s

Trites Maples with Joy Trites, Trites,  Maples Sugar Camp, Fri, 1:00 – 3:00pm, Mar. 23 for 1 session/s   Note: $11 payable to instructor at registration

Winter Home Survival with Bob Cameron, Multipurpose Centre Shediac, Thurs, 2:00 – 4:00pm, Jan. 25 for 4 session/s  CANCELLED

Yoga for Seniors with Janet Cameron, CANCELLED due to an accident, instructor hopes to offer class in the Spring term


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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