Rockway Centre

Front of Rockway Community Centre

All city-run facilities are closed

All city-run cultural and recreation facilities will be closed, and all city-run programming and activities will be cancelled.

Visit the City of Kitchener’s webpage for more details.

Rockway Community Centre, located at 1405 King St. E., has been offering programs and services to adults in our community since 1975.

Featuring an auditorium and nine program rooms, the centre is equipped to offer a wide range of activities to individuals and groups.




We offer programs for adults and older adults, who have interest in:

Check out our newsletter for details on our ongoing groups, programs and classes. Information on upcoming community events and programs can be found in Active Kitchener and in the Rockway Community Centre Guide (available at Rockway).


Nature Photography presentation "Gaia's Gift"

Gaia's Gifts by Peter Raspberry, celebrating the beauty, complexity and diversity of earth’s inhabitants through photography. Gain an appreciation for some of the many extraordinary species we share the planet with, and an understanding of their roles in the sustaining the balance of life.

Monday, April 6

1-3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration required - Barcode #46494

Updating your Will

Experts from ERAssure specialize in helping seniors prepare a Will. This free seminar will provide tips to help you ensure that your Will is up to date

Thursday, April 9

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration required - Barcode #47803

Introduction to Mediumship Development

Len Spicer will explain how the imagination and the body improve the whole. Through this course, you will increase your self esteem fitness through a guided meditation. Clairvoyance and psychic development are also addressed in this course, as well as a visit from an acupuncturist to show the pressure points that are linked to mediumship.

Thursdays - April 9 - May 14

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration required - Barcode #46483

Easter Lunch Special

Wednesday, April 15

11:45 - 1:00 p.m.

Catered by Done by Dawn

Live Entertainment by the McLaughlin Brothers

$17.50/person including HST   

Registration required - Barcode #45048

Call 519-741-2507 to register

Introduction to Forest Bathing 

Learn about this new (and ancient) wellness trend and how it can enhance your well-being.
Instruction will be given to help you create your own forest bathing experiences as well as tips on how to fit this wellness practice into daily living.

Friday, April 17

1-2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration required - Barcode #46491

The How to of Buying, Selling and Evaluating Treasures 

This workshop will teach you about evaluating old and used gold jewelry, broken gold chains and single earrings, diamonds, sterling silver, older costume jewelry, Silver & gold coins, silver & gold bars, old paper money, old pocket watches, wrist watches & estates.

Friday, April 24

1-3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration required - Barcode #46490

Rockway Entertainers Mixed Choir ~ Spring Concert 

The Rockway Entertainer Mixed Choir will be singing all your favorites in their Spring Concert presented at the Rockway Community Centre

Thursday, May 7 ~ 2-3:30pm

Saturday, May 9 ~ 7-8:30pm

Cost: $10

Kids 12 and under are free.

Tickets available online or in person at Rockway Centre.

Sponsored by:

The Westhill - Vibrant Retirement Living in Waterloo

Maria Redekop - Broker with Peak Realty Ltd.

Elvis is in the Building

Come enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment with this former winner of the Collingwood Elvis Festival.

Friday, May 8

1:00-2:30 p.m.


Registration required - Barcode #46489

Spring has Sprung Lunch Special

Wednesday, May 13

11:45 - 1:00 p.m.

Catered by Done by Dawn

Live entertainment by the Dixie Doodle Band

Cost: $17.50

Registration required - Barcode #45211

Immigration and Refugee Law 

Lawyers from Waterloo Legal Aid will speak about immigrating to Canada and cover sponsorship options, refugee claims, citizenship application and more. Bring your questions to this workshop.

Thursday, May 14

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration required - Barcode #45044

Stretch & Stroll in the Garden

Enjoy a guided stroll through Rockway Gardens with stops along the way to admire our
surroundings and to engage in some gentle stretching.

Friday, May 15

1-2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration required - Barcode #46492

Performing Executor Tasks  

This free seminar will provide tips to help you perform Executor tasks.

Thursday, May 28

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration required - Barcode #47804

Preparing your own Estate for your Executor 

This free seminar provides tips to help you prepare your Estate for your Executor.

Thursday, June 18

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration required - Barcode #47805

 Strawberry Social with Mayor Berry

Everyone is welcome to spend an afternoon with Mayor Berry on the Rockway Patio while enjoying Strawberry Shortcake and live entertainment.

June 19 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration required - Barcode #48301 

Forest Garden

Learn about forest garden design and practices in this informative seminar that will share easy ways to intergrade in-tune-with-nature techniques into your existing gardens and gardening practices.

Friday, June 19

1-2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration required - Barcode #46493

Year End BBQ 

Wednesday, Jun 24

11:45 - 1:00 p.m.

Catered by Done by Dawn

Live entertainment 

Cost: $17.50

Registration required - Barcode #45049


The Rockway Tuck Shop is looking for volunteers for the summer to serve simple food and drinks. For more information, call 519-741-2507 or email us.

The Rockway Tuck Shop has a refreshed homemade menu! Stop by for wraps, salads, yogurt parfait, muffins and so much more! Menu items are available all day long during business hours!

Our NEW Kitchener group card makes taking part in leisure activities even easier for adults age 55 and older. You no longer need a VIP membership to register for city-direct programs.

Amenities and services

Tuck shop

Public-access computers

Book-lending library

Puzzle-lending library

Partner services

Foot care, provided by Complete Foot Care: call Camila at 519-500-0682 to book an appointment

Community amenities

Winter rinks

Horseshoe pits

Golf courses




Dine at the Rock has transitioned to the Downtown Community Centre, located at 35B Weber St W, Kitchener. Please call 519-741-2501 to make a reservation.


 Mini meals are still available!  Advance ordering and delivery not available.

  • $5.50 each

  • 2 for $10

  • 3 for $14.50

 Important dates

The centre will be closed:

April 10, 2020 for Good Friday

May 18, 2020 for Victoria Day 


Located right off Highway 7/8, with plenty of free parking and a bus stop at the front door, our centre is convenient for all your rental needs.

The facility offers a large auditorium with capacity for 100 is perfect for special birthday and anniversary parties, as well as other special events; while our meeting rooms are perfect for conferences, business and group meetings, with space to accommodate from 14 to 80 people.

The centre is fully accessible - and conveniently located within close walking distance of public transit. Visit Grand River Transit for route information and schedules.

For more information, please call 519-741-2507


Centre hours

Monday - 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Thursday - 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday - 9 a.m. to noon

Our centre is available for private rentals outside of regular centre hours.



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