Culture and Recreation


 Culture and Recreation

The St. John's Native Friendship Centre offers many programs that help the community. All of our programs are centred around mind and body wellness while helping people learn about their own culture, and the cultures of other Aboriginal groups around the province.

Members located in the City of St. John's are eligible for transportation to our programs if needed. Please make sure to give us a call at 726-5902 at least 24 hours in advance. All programs are free (unless otherwise stated) with a $5 yearly membership.

Programming is subject to change without notice, be sure to check our facebook page for any updates or cancellations.


Browse the list below for descriptions of our culture and recreation activities.

Community Cultural Circle

Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:30 pm
Participants engage in traditional ceremony that includes traditional drum making, all nations singing and drumming, and practicing the use of traditional medicines and talking circles. Everyone is welcome, regardless of culture or age!

Men's Drumming

Every Saturday from 11:30am - 1pm

All men of any culture are invited to come participate in our men’s drum group. (18+)




Free Fitness

Women’s Zumba
Thursdays 6-7 pm
Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreography to get you working out while having fun! Many types of the dance may be Latin-inspired, but songs can range from Latin to pop hits! Zumba is free for our members, and everyone is welcomed, whether you’re a pro, or this is your first class.

Tuesday, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Open to men and women (16+)
Hatha style yoga with a variety of stretches and poses. Open to all skill levels, beginner to advanced. Inform the instructor if you will need modifications (limited range of motion, injuries, etc.) and she will suggest alternative poses for you.

September-March (Weekly)
April-August, 1st Sunday of the month, 2pm
Open to all
A recreational opportunity to play volleyball. Kids are welcome to join parents and enjoy the spacious gym. A minimum of two courts available.

Those interested in playing competitively may register for one of three SJNFC competitive teams. Competitive teams also play each Monday in the St. John’s Metro Volleyball League. Contact us for more details