Sri Lankan Seniors Manitoba (SLSM) during summer season in person outdoor Healthy Living Practice sessions started in April 2021 at Assiniboine Park near Duck Pond. One hour (from 11.00 am to 12.00 noon) walking session conducted. Members grouped in to several clusters by the Team Leader according to their ability to walk. Due to Covid restrictions and bad weather condition we postponed few days. However, we conducted weekly from April 6th (TUE) to Sept. 28th (TUE) 2021.
Throughout cold weather condition we booked Whyte Ridge Community Center two Fridays for a month from 11.00 am to 1.30 pm from Oct. 15th (FRI) 2021 to May 27th (FRI) 2022. During this eight-month period with 16 sesions we planned Healthy Living Practice one-hour sessions such as yoga and fitness. As we scheduled to meet in person and to conduct indoor events the committee planned to adhere to Provincial protocols of public health guidelines.
As Sri Lankan Association of Manitoba planned to conduct Christmas Ceremony on Dec. 18th 2021, we (SLSM) started Carol song practices on Oct. 29th (FRI) just after yoga session. Two Sinhala Carol songs were selected.
SLSM shipped Yatra Sinhala and English monthly newspaper from Toronto to distribute among our community. Gills Supermarket is continuously shipping Yatra newspaper free-of-charge for the last few years.