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Social Activities

Art Appreciation

Art lovers, join us whenever you can for guided tours provided by the highly professional staff of the National Gallery. The tour program of 5 or 6 one-hour tours per year is offered by the gallery’s regular outreach. Subjects range from special exhibits to gallery collections or highlights. Once you’re on the distribution list, we’ll keep you informed of dates and you join by simply responding to the email. We always schedule these tours on Thursday evenings (at 6:30pm) since gallery admittance is free then, and the gallery does charge a small per person tour fee. Contact Janet Wilkinson for further details. 

Board Games Club

Are you up to having a fun time, learning new and old board games, expanding your games repertoire, and socializing with like-minded friends?
Then, this is your opportunity to join the group on the third Wednesday of the month from 12:30—2:30. Contact Claire Fortin for further details

Dinner Club

The Dinner Club helps FFO members to get to know one another better. Groups of 8 are formed each September and meet four times during the year to enjoy a meal at homes with the host supplying the main course and the others providing appetizers, salad, and desert. Currently there are more than 75 members involved. Contact Claire Fortin for further details.

Forest Walks

The Ottawa area has a wealth of beautiful forest trails. The members of FFO go on a monthly forest walk, chatting together while walking along peaceful scenic nature trails, and then have lunch together afterwards.  The group usually meets the first Thursday of every month. Contact Julie Breeze for further details.

Solo Group

The Solo Group is an informal group of single FFO members who like to have fun. Any single member who would like company for an activity in Ottawa or a trip shares the information with the Solo Group. Those in the group who have an interest in the activity or trip you’re suggesting will reply directly to you and then the rest is up to you. For example, on the occasion of the Chinese New Year, a Solo Group had Dim Sum brunch at the Oriental Chu Shing Restaurant. Contact Shayla Mindell for further details.

Friendly Wanderers

Several times in the year, FFO organizes presentations of the more exotic journeys taken by our members. Through personal photos and experiences of the narrator, you will experience the journey yourself without ever leaving your seat! Contact Joanne Curran for further details. 

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