Friday Friends

Chat. Laugh. Have fun.

Enjoy trips within the community, participate in exciting activities, and attend local events.

FridayFridays—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
  • Loastion: Victoria Road Recreation Centre
  • Fall session: starts September 28 ($105.96 for 12 weeks. Program code: 216229)
  • Winter session: starts January 11 ($79.47 for 9 weeks. Program code: 218010)

How to register

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

Fall 2018 schedule

Friday September 28: Dinner out at Symposium!

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

  • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Drop off / pick up: Symposium,304 Stone Road West
  • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered. Bring extra money to cover the cost of your meal

Friday October 5: Movies

Come on down to the movie theatre 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: Galaxy Cinemas Guelph, 485 Woodlawn Road West
  • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered. Bring Star Access cards if applicable or $11.25 additional fee for price of movie ticket!

Friday October 12: 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: The Round Table Board Game Café, 32 Essex Street
  • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered. Bring $5 for entrance and additional money for any snacks!

Friday October 19: Gryphon basketball game

Help us cheer on our Guelph Gryphons as they play against Mount Royal University.

  • Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Please arrive slightly before 7 p.m. and meet us at the Tim Hortons located in the rink on campus.
  • Drop off / pick up: University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East
  • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered. Ticket information to be announced

Friday October 26: Halloween party

Bring your scary side out and Join us for a spooky night in your costumes!

  • 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 2: Zumba!

Put your dancing shoes on to bust a move and a break a sweat this week!

  • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Drop off / pick up: Shake it Off Studio Guelph, 485 Speedvale Avenue East
  • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered. Additional $15 for bowling.

Friday November 9: Cooking class

Put your chef hat on for this cooking experience with Longos! This meal will bring you back to the past with this 1950’s inspired meal! Come hungry because we’ll start off the night with double chocolate milkshakes!

  • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Drop off / pick up: Longos grocery store, 24 Clair Road West
  • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered. Additional $9 for the class

Friday November 16: Amazing Race

Get ready to solve questions to get clues to the next challenge! Make sure you are wearing comfortable clothing as we’ll be adventuring the mall to win Friday Friends Amazing Race!

  • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Drop off / pick up: Stone Road Mall, 435 Stone Road West
  • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered

Friday November 23: Annie Show (BACKUP Guelph Storm Game)

Annie Show

Come on down to enjoy a live theatre performance of Annie! This live-action show is full of laughter and great performances!

  • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Drop off / pick up: Royal City Musical Productions, 100 Crimea Street
  • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered. Additional fee to be announced

BACKUP: Guelph Storm Game

Get ready to cheer on our local Guelph hockey team! Go Storm Go!!!! Join Friday Friends to watch this hockey game.

  • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Drop off / pick up: Sleeman Centre, 50 Woolwich Street
  • Fee: $10 drop-in fee if not registered. Additional fee $29 for ticket

Friday November 30: Bowling!

This week you won’t “strike” out! Come enjoy bowling with Friday Friends and the new arcade game 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. Additional $15 for bowling.

Friday December 7: Painting night

Come join us as we learn painting skills as we paint a themed canvas in time for the holiday season!

  • 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 December 14: Winter Wonderland Party

Come hang out with the Friday Friends Crew and celebrate another amazing session! Kick off the Christmas break with some themed snacks, crafts and games!

  • 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.