Bronson Safe Open


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Workshop Descriptions

Connected Canadians 1-on-1 Tech Support Available

We are offering free one-on-one technology support sessions to Bronson Safe Open participants through Connected Canadians. These sessions are completely customized to help participants with technology learning goals. For more details on how to book a session, please reach out via e-mail to bronson.safeopen@outlook.com. (Limited sessions available.)



Joy & Gratitude Workshop

Wednesday, December 8th from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Online Only


In this workshop, we will learn together how to strengthen our Joy through the practice of Gratitude Journaling. We will explore how this kind of practice can be used as a tool to help us keep track of the good things in our lives. This is meant to be a fun, relaxing — almost meditative — practice that we will learn how to do together, so that we can do it our own (if we choose to).


All you will need to bring to this workshop is a piece of paper (or if you already have a notebook/journal, you can bring that too) and a pen!


Perhaps this will be a lovely opportunity to start a new self-care practice for the new year!

Holiday Tea and Wellness Workshop

Wednesday, December 15th from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Online Only


Bring a cup of your favourite tea or try something new as we meet to discuss mental health and wellness in a workshop facilitated by special guest Tracy Charles. Tracy currently works as a Case Manager with the Canadian Mental Health Association in Ottawa, and she specializes in supporting individuals who struggle with their mental health and with developmental challenges.


A Door Prize will be drawn!



Travel Together: Midweek in Mongolia

Wednesday, December 29th from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Online Only

Join members of Ottawa’s Friendship Force as they visit Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia during the Naadam Festival in July 2019. We will watch a 50-minute video presentation summarizing a week-long journey by 15 Ottawa members, with an opportunity for the audience to meet a few of the travellers and ask questions at the end.

Tai Chi for Health

Every Monday from 10:00 am – 11:00 am and every Thursday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Until December 2021

Online Only


Tai Chi QiGong is a mind-body Chinese practice that involves a combination of slow-motion exercises and deep breathing and meditation. By regularly practicing Tai Chi, participants will improve their physical fitness – balance, agility and flexibility, and increase strength in joints and muscles. Tai Chi can also improve one’s mental health by reducing stress levels and rejuvenating the mind and spirit. The class is open to anyone from all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels.


Classes on Mondays will specifically be Wu Qin Xi QiGong (Five Animals QiGong). Practice of the Five Animals QiGong exercise can ease the joints, strengthen the waist, and nourish the organs. This practice also lowers stress and anxiety, increases focus, and improves balance and flexibility. Five Animals QiGong is an ancient Wudang Taoist exercise. The movements of this Five Animals QiGong exercise are based on the movements of the tiger, deer, bear, monkey, and crane.



Caribbean Fit Fete

Every Tuesday – Until December 2021 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Online Only


CARIBBEAN FIT FETE is a ‘Get Fit, Island Style” cardio workout. This experience emulates the spirit of the Caribbean; a celebration of movement, music and life. This workout makes for a perfect active escape from your hectic day, and stressful mind. During this pandemic, it’s become almost mandatory to seek such spaces as Caribbean Fit Fete to get you moving, engage in smiles and to lift your spirit.



Sharing the Songs You Love

Every Thursday – Until December 2021 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Online Only


In a small group, participants are given an opportunity to share the music and songs that they love to others. Participants are encouraged to create a discussion by explaining the context and background of the song or music that they picked for the group. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the positive impact of music and the different musical genres and artists.



Chair Yoga

Every Tuesday from 10:00 am – 11:00 am and every Thursday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am – Until December 2021

Online Only (In-person sessions currently suspended due to provincial lockdown regulations)


Chair yoga is an adaptation from modern yoga through the use of sitting on a chair or standing and using a chair for support. Participants in the class will learn various yoga poses that will help stretch and strengthen muscles, flexibility, and balance. The sessions will also include breathing and relaxation techniques. Chair yoga is open for those who are new to yoga and for those who are unable to participate in traditional yoga classes due to aging, injury or disability.



Dancing with Nubia

Every Saturday – Until December 2021 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Online Only


Dancing with Nubia is a fun opportunity for participants to learn how to keep physically fit through dancing. Participants of the program will also learn about a well-balanced lifestyle that includes healthy eating, well-being, and exercise. At the end of each session, participants are encouraged to practice what they have learned by moving and dancing at home. The class is open for anyone from all ages, genders, backgrounds, and fitness levels.

To attend these workshops, please register at the “Register Here!” button.

You can also register by contacting:

Community Outreach Activity Coordinator

Email: bronson.safeopen@outlook.com

Phone: 343-999-9110