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Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre is a multi-purpose senior centre that promotes the physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being of older adults. We combat senior isolation and depression by offering programs at low-cost, and providing door to door transportation. We offer fitness and arts programs, weekly luncheons, events, entertainment, outings, and community programs to seniors in the Seven Oaks area and beyond. We encourage friendship and mental well-being though the programs, and promote volunteerism and peer support. At Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre, we strive to meet the needs of our community by providing a safe, inclusive, and lively environment for all.



Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre at Syd Glow Place promotes the physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of older adults; thereby promoting independent living and participation in community life.

We are a non-profit seniors centre providing a social meeting place and quality programs to our members and the community at large. 



Becky Chisick


Becky brings many years of expertise with a background in the areas of sales, marketing and business management, mainly from the corporate sector. Becky has worked and volunteered in the Jewish community in both Winnipeg and Vancouver for over 20 years. She is excited to bring her skills and experience to Gwen Secter, an organization that will continue to connect her with her Winnipeg Jewish roots.

Galina Melenevska & Cathy Koltowski


Galina Melenevska and Cathy Koltowski are respectively food service manager and cook in our certified kosher kitchen.

Hundreds of Meals on Wheels Entrees, catering and delicious lunches are prepared by these ladies.

Dan Saidman


Dan has worked in the seniors community for the past eight years organizing and facilitating a variety of recreational programs. He enjoys working with seniors, sharing stories of Winnipeg and cheering on the Blue Bombers.

Karen Richter


Karen Richter, joined Gwen Secter as a Mashgicha in January 2020 after recently retiring from 30 years as an educator at Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate / Gray Academy.

She is a also a member of the Winnipeg Chevra Kaddisha.

Vanessa Ordiz


Vanessa is our Executive Assistant. She started at Gwen Secter as a volunteer and was subsequently hired to join our team. We are grateful that Vanessa still volunteers some of her valuable time to the centre.



Karen Dana

Sheldon Itscovich

Howard Kideckel

Benson Labinsky

Rita Margolis

Cyd Silverstein

Nikki Spigelman

Reesa Tennehouse

Sharon Yanofsky


Phyllis Dana

Miriam Feierstein

Freda Glow

Gail Hechter



Get Involved

Come share your time and energy by volunteering with us. Gain new skills, make new friends, and experience the joy of making a difference.

Why Volunteer?

We offer you a wide variety of volunteer opportunities with flexible scheduling to suit your needs and your availability. Join our dynamic team today!

Where to Start?

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator by either emailing or by calling Dan at or




Time and Availability Varies

We are always looking for individuals to join our existing committees such as the Program Committee or Food Services to name a couple. If you have any interest or experience in these areas, new ideas are always welcome and appreciated.


Dining Room Attendant

Wednesday: 11am to 3pm

This position assists members with service in the dining room during our weekly Wednesday program.



Mon to Fri : 9:00am to 12:00pm or 12:00pm to 4:00pm

This position serves as the receptionist for the Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre.


Volunteerism is special. What you put in, you get back in spades!

Volunteerism is a commitment. If you can’t make your shift, please call our office in advance. This is very much appreciated.