Welland Community Wellness Complex
We welcome you to take our “Help us serve you better” Client Program Evaluation Survey located in Your Channel. This survey is for informational and future planning purposes. It will be reviewed by staff to evaluate the quality of programs and instruction. If you have a specific complaint/concern, please complete a Feedback/Suggestion Form (available at the Wellness Complex).
About the Wellness Complex
The facility includes office areas, meeting rooms, a modest library, a billiards room, a woodworking room, a 400 seat theatre, a therapeutic pool and hot tub, an exercise room, a computer lab, a multi-purpose activity room, renovated change rooms and newly renovated washrooms. The Wellness Complex is fully accessible and welcomes people of all ages and abilities; it is truly an inclusive and accessible community complex.
Located on banks of the Welland Recreational Waterway, the Welland Community Wellness Complex is situated in the heart of Welland. The Wellness Complex offers over 80 different programs including: preschool and child and youth programs, adult programs and programs designed for seniors. The Welland Community Wellness Complex also offers around 25 drop in activities. The Welland Community Wellness Complex encourages residents to participate in a leisure program of their own choosing in order to promote a healthy and happy community oriented life style.
Wellness Complex visitors can take advantage of the Therapeutic Pool to improve their mobility. The Pool accommodates ten people comfortably and is an excellent resource for those who are recovering from an injury. The Pool is accessible by ramp, stairs, or personal lift assist. The Pool is four feet deep and is kept at a comfortable temperature of 92° - 94° F. The Adjacent whirlpool/hot tub can fit five persons comfortably. View pool information here.
The 350 seat Theatre at the Welland Community Wellness Complex is a highlight at the Complex. The Theatre has a maximum capacity of 385 persons (including floor level seating) and features tiered theatre style seating which can be assembled as needed. The Theatre has excellent acoustics and is a prime location for awards and ceremonial celebrations. If you’re looking to deliver a message to a large audience, the Theatre would be an excellent forum for your presentation.
The Complex has a well-used Billiards Room with three pool tables, cues, chalk, and scoreboards. The Billiards Room is ideal for a drop in game with friends or a small tournament with a group. Amenities in the Billiards Room include four seating areas and a small CD player. Two seating areas have low profile chairs with coffee tables and 2 seating areas contain bar stools and bar tables. The Billiards Room also provides an excellent view of the Welland Canal. Drop in to the Wellness Complex today and check out the Billiard Room in person.
A modest retail outlet featuring assorted gently used clothing and accessories. The Boutique is entirely staffed and managed by volunteers. Proceeds of sales are to benefit The Rose City Seniors Foundation. The Boutique is open September to June - Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
A functional Computer Lab with internet access. The Computer Lab has 14 computers and is an ideal location to broaden your computer literacy, schedule a training session or just surf the web. The Computer Lab was created in partnership with the Rose City Seniors Foundation Board and the New Horizons for Seniors Program. (printing options are not available)
Fitness Equipment Room: A room with soft sport flooring for exercise and an excellent view of the Welland Canal. The Fitness Equipment Room features 3 treadmills, 3 lower body arch trainers, 4 total body arch trainers, 2 upright cycles, 2 recumbent cycles, assorted weights and floor to ceiling mirrors.
Fitness Aerobic Room: A room with high quality sprung wooden flooring and aerobics accessories. The Fitness Aerobic Room contains floor to ceiling mirrors and has an excellent view of the Welland Canal. The Fitness Aerobic Room has a maximum capacity of 20 persons. Whether you are looking for an exercise space or modest dance studio the Fitness Aerobic Room will suit your aerobic exercise needs.
The Bistro Cafe at the Welland Community Wellness Complex is operated and staffed by volunteers. The Cafe is open to the entire community. You do not need a Wellness Pass to access the Kitchen’s services. Volunteers operate the Cafe Monday to Friday, opening at 9:30 a.m. and serve lunch at 11:30 a.m. Food Services in the Kitchen close at 1:00 p.m. (open September to June) The Kitchen offers a set menu including: soup and sandwich combinations, fresh homemade baked goods, coffee and tea. The Kitchen has connecting serving bars with the Atrium and Multipurpose Room B.
The Wellness Complex has a modest community library with over 200 cataloged books. The Library features a seating area with tables and a puzzle and board games collection. The Library also contains a small CD, Cassette and DVD collection from community donations. The Library is a cozy and quiet place in the Wellness Complex that offers an excellent view of the Welland Canal. The Library has a maximum capacity of 10 persons.
The Woodshop is perfectly suited for the hobbyist at heart. The maximum capacity of the Woodshop is 4 persons. The Woodshop features a compound miter saw, a belt sander, a stationary radial arm saw, 2 belt/disc sanders, a grinder, an oscillating spindle sander, a jointer/planer, a band saw, a table saw, a drill press, a scroll saw, a router table and an assortment of hand tools and small power tools. The Woodshop facility is fully ventilated and features a vacuum inverter which eliminates dust and wood debris from the air.
- Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Pre-requisites of use: All Woodshop users must hold an active Wellness Pass and have completed the mandatory Woodshop Orientation. Free use of the Woodshop is included in the Wellness Pass, however there is a fee to complete the Woodshop Orientation
- Buddy System: All Woodshop users must be accompanied by a Buddy who has also completed the Woodshop Orientation
The Rose City Seniors Foundation has an office located next to the Library in the Welland Community Wellness Complex. The Rose City Seniors Foundation is active in the Wellness Complex. The Wellness Complex and the Welland Community support initiatives that foster community participation, sharing and growth ... Expanding our vision in the 21st Century.
If you would like to contact the Rose City Seniors Foundation for any information please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 905-735-1700 ext 4011.
At the Welland Community Wellness Complex all sales from the Boutique benefit the Rose City Seniors Centre Foundation. The Rose City Seniors Centre Foundation is also responsible for the management of the Donor Wall.
The City of Welland and the Members of the Rose City Seniors Activity Centre gratefully acknowledge the financial support received for the Millennium Building Expansion.
- Donor Wall tiles are available for $50
The Rose City Seniors Foundation is a registered charitable organization capable of issuing tax receipts for Donations. To make a Donation contact the Rose City Seniors Foundation’s volunteer office: 905-735-1700 ext.4011