What is Prime Timers


Mission Statement

Prime Timers Calgary will foster positive social interaction for its members through a variety of social, recreational and educational activities.

Prime Timers Worldwide (PTW)

PTW is an international society registered as The Original Prime Timers Worldwide, Inc., doing business as Prime Timers. It is a Society for mature gay and bisexual men and their younger friends over twenty-one, coming together for social, educational and cultural purposes. The Society is organized as a federation of autonomous chapters, one of which is Prime Timers Calgary. Members of Prime Timers Calgary subscribe to the aims and objectives of Prime Timers Worldwide, and abide by the Constitution and Bylaws of the Original Prime Timers Worldwide, Inc. A copy of the current Constitution and Bylaws of PTW is available for examination from the Board of Prime Timers Calgary.

Prime Timers Calgary

Prime Timers Calgary was re-established in September of 2003 to meet an important need in our community. It has no political agenda. We believe there are significant numbers of mature gay and bisexual men in Calgary and area who lack opportunities to interact with other gay and bisexual men. Society tends to focus more attention on the young and this situation is just as true in the gay community. Our primary goal is to facilitate social interaction for our members through a variety of activities. The selection is interest driven and limited only by the size, ingenuity and energy level of our membership.

Since September we have enjoyed potlucks, theatre, dining out, bridge, concerts, pub nights, hiking, movie nights, regular coffee hours and parties. Other possibilities are listed on the "Members Activities" page. If a member wants to initiate an activity that has not been offered before, he simply asks for it to be placed on the next monthly calendar and invites other members to join him by adding their names to the sign up sheet at our monthly meeting.

Our group totally respects whatever degree of anonymity each member desires. Some of our members are completely out, while others are not. Whatever your situation, you would be made to feel most welcome in a very supportive and positive social environment. So if you want to meet other mature gay men and enrich your life along the way, come give us a try!

Structure and Organization

Prime Timers Calgary is not currently incorporated but is governed by a set of Operational Guidelines adopted by our members. For those interested, an Adobe Acrobat printer friendly version of the guidelines is available. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.