ZOOM Ukulele Classes with Kate Ferris 

Registrations for our ZOOM Adult Group Spring Classes, with instructor Kate Ferris, are now closed! 

Please check back in June for Fall registration dates. Four levels are offered (Beginner, Beginner Plus, Intermediate and Advanced). 

For any further information regarding classes, student requirements, waitlists etc. please


The mandate of Home Routes Community Workshop Programs is to bring a wide range of music instruction and workshops to community spaces in and around Winnipeg, and other communities across Canada, making them accessible both logistically and financially to youth, adults and seniors in those communities. Working with community organizations, seniors organizations, schools, churches and libraries, our goal is to create more music in the communities and involve everyone who has a desire to learn and play music. Through the generosity of businesses, organizations and individuals we are able to bring affordable workshop programs to many communities.

In March 2020, due to COVID-19, and PHO guidelines, all in-person workshops had to be cancelled. Home Routes, together with instructor Kate Ferris, pivoted to presenting workshops online via Zoom and Facebook.

The Hopeful Jammers

The Hopeful Jammers are a group of seniors and older adults who meet twice a week via Zoom to play music together.   They play through a wide range of music from simple 3-chord songs (Careless Love, Ol’ Slewfoot, Goodnight Irene) to standards (All of Me, Walking My Baby Back Home, Five Foot Two).    The group is lead by Home Routes Grant Simpson and Shauna Jones. As soon as Covid restrictions allow, we will return to in-person sessions every Monday & Wed at 1:00pm Central Time.

If you would like to join the group, Contact Sandi Howell at and she will email you the Zoom Link and password. 

Crescent Arts Centre Follies Vaudeville Camp

The Crescent Arts Centre is partnering with Home Routes to bring Winnipeggers a unique opportunity. The Crescent Arts Centre Follies is a Vaudeville Camp for Seniors and people of all ages who are teaming up to learn the basics of Vaudeville performing. Participants will be introduced to a variety of skills from juggling to magic to song & dance, comedy skits and novelty acts. Following 12 weeks of on-line and (when we are permitted) in-person sessions that will result in a performance of a full Vaudeville Show for local audiences.   

At this time the Crescent Arts Centre Follies is full and we are no longer taking registrations. However, we are taking names of people who would like to sign up for our next camp which is being planned. Contact Sandi Howell at to go on the list for the next Vaudeville Camp.

Stories to Songs

Stories to Songs is an initiative of Crescent Fort Rouge Seniors 55+ Program and Home Routes. It involves the matching of songwriters with volunteer seniors, and over a period of three or four skype/zoom/facetime meetings gathering enough of the person’s stories, ideas, thoughts to compose a song around that information and inspiration.

This project is being launched in August and will continue throughout the coming year. For more information on Stories to Songs, please contact Grant Simpson at 

Following the successful pilot project in Fall 2020. we look forward to launching our full scale program in early 2021.

Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous
137 rue Walnut Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 1P2

Phone: (204) 480-3380
Toll-free: 1 (866) 925-6889
Fax: (204) 786-6259

Winnipeg Crankie Festival
137 rue Walnut Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 1P2

Toll-free: 1 (866) 925-6889

Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Ininew and Dakota peoples, and on the homeland of the Metis nation. We have produced thousands of concerts across Canada, a land home to well over 600 First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.