The beginnings of the St. Albert Senior Citizens' Club go back as far as 1973, in response to a need for a permanent location with easy access and storage space for senior socializing. A recommendation to the Alberta-RCMP Century Project Committee in 1974 by the Women's Institute of St. Albert, to provide a recreation centre for seniors of the area was submitted and approved.
A building, originally the Teen Centre and in dire need of repairs and maintenance, was moved and renovated in part, with the $20,000.00 grant they received. The rest was supplied by various service clubs and organizations around town, who offered financial assistance, manpower or both. The Town of St. Albert provided the facility at a nominal fee.
In August 1975, the St. Albert Senior Citizens' Club was incorporated and today, provides seniors with a place to socialize and stay active by participating in the recreational programs and other activities offered or by volunteering. The finances and day-to-day operations of the Club are controlled by an elected board. Member-run committees develop and organize projects and activities for the Club.
The St. Albert Senior Citizens' Club auditorium roof collapsed in the evening hours on February 2, 1999. No one was injured, but classes and activities were cancelled for several months until the roof was repaired.
The St. Albert Senior Citizens' Club is a gathering place for seniors in our community to ensure they enjoy the best third of their lives.