Friday Friends

Chat. Laugh. Have fun. Enjoy trips within the community, participate in exciting activities, and attend local events.

Friday Fridays—a registered program for teens and young adults living with a physical, cognitive and/or developmental disability—is designed to foster friendships and promote social interaction. Support workers are welcome to join in the fun.

  • Ages: 13+ years
  • Location: Victoria Road Recreation Centre
  • Fall session: starts October 4 ($110 for 10 weeks. Program code: 231777)

How to register

Register at regexpress.guelph.ca > Programs > Inclusion or call 519-837-5699 / TTY 519-826-9771.

Fall 2019 schedule

Friday, October 4: Just Dance and Karaoke Night

Come kick off the start of Friday Friends with a bang! Wear your dancing shoes and be ready to sing your hearts out!

  • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Drop-off/pick-up: Victoria Road Recreation Centre, 151 Victoria Road North
    • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered

    Friday, October 11: Bowling

    This week you won’t “strike” out! Come enjoy bowling with Friday at Woodlawn Bowl

    • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
    • Drop-off/pick-up: Woodlawn Bowl, 253 Woodlawn Road West
    • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered. $10 additional fee

    Friday, October 18: Dinner Out

    Get your appetites ready for an evening of dining and hanging out with the Friday Friends at Kelsey’s Restaurant!

    • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
    • Drop-off/pick-up: Kelsey’s, 124 Woodlawn Road West
    • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered. Additional meal money required

    Friday, October 25: Halloween Party

    Come in your Halloween costumes as we have a themed fashion show with a Halloween themed dance!

    • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
    • Drop-off/pick-up: Victoria Road Recreation Centre, 151 Victoria Road North
    • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered

    Friday, November 1: Game Night

    Come join us at the Round Table for a fun filled game night with Friday Friends.

    • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
    • Drop-off/pick-up: Round Table, 32 Essex Street
    • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered. $5 for entry. Additional money for snacks

    Friday, November 8: Swimming

    Come on down to the West End Community centre and get ready to splash around in the pool with us! Please send participants with a bathing suit, towel, and anything else they may need for swimming.

    • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
    • Drop-off/pick-up: West End Community Centre, 21 Imperial Road South
    • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered. Additional $5 for entry

    Friday, November 15: Gryphon Basketball Game

    Go Gryphon’s! Join us to cheer on our local basketball team as they battle Ottawa University. Please arrive slightly before 7 p.m. and meet us at the Tim Hortons located in the rink on campus.

    • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
    • Drop-off/pick-up: University of Guelph Athletic Centre, 50 Stone Road East
    • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered

    Friday, November 22: Super Mario night!

    Join us for a Super Mario Brother’s obstacle course and play Super Mario on Wii!

    • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
    • Drop-off/pick-up: Victoria Road Recreation Centre, 151 Victoria Road North
      • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered

      Friday, November 29: Cooking Class

      Put your chef hat on for this cooking experience with Longos! Come hungry because we’ll be creating a three-course meal!

      • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
      • Drop-off/pick-up: Longo’s Grocery Store, 24 Clair Rd West
      • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered. Additional $10 for supplies

      Friday, December 6: Movie Night

      Come on down to the Movie theatres to watch an upcoming film! This exciting night will leave you on the edge of your seat!

      • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
      • Drop-off/pick-up: Woodlawn Cineplex, 485 Woodlawn Road West
      • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered. Bring Start Access Cards if applicable, or $11.25 additional fee for provide of a movie ticket

      Friday, December 13: Winter Wonderland

      Come in your ugly Christmas sweaters and enjoy our winter wonderland as we decorate festive cookies!

      • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
      • Drop-off/pick-up: Victoria Road Recreation Centre, 151 Victoria Road North
      • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered