From Left: Linda Wallace, Al McKenzie, Gene Jamieson (President), John Harris, Myrna Leishman, George Davidson, Ann McKenzie, Warren Wiley, Fred Moss.
Seniors Corner March 2015
Here we are into March. They say if March comes in like a lamb
it goes out like a lion. As I am
writing this it is a beautiful sunny day, looks like summer out there, although
still frosty at night. So,
hopefully March will be a good month weatherwise for
us on the West Coast. We have so much to be thankful for living here in Powell
River. I actually saw a robin
yesterday. Buds are on the
flowering trees and the forsythia out in bloom. Crocuses are out at the Centre and we
are looking forward to all the colour
we will have from all the daffodil bulbs that have been planted there. Birds getting their
nests ready. All signs of Spring
If you drive past the Centre any day you
will see cars in the parking lot as our activities are in full swing.
Carpet Bowling is going very well with
three carpets and sometimes four carpets.
It is a fun afternoon, so say the participants. Carpet Bowling happens from 1.00 p.m. to
3.00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
If you are interested just show up there and they will be glad to show
you how to carpet bowl if you don't know how and you may know lots of people
there just out having a fun afternoon.
Tim Street is Convener for Carpet Bowling. Hey,
you never know, come out and see what it is all about,
you will also have an enjoyable afternoon.
Friday is especially busy as we also have
Bridge happening from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. in the small hall, where you can
also have an enjoyable afternoon. Do come out and check out our Bridge on
Fridays, enjoy relaxed Bridge, a tasty snack and meet new people.
For Crib enthusiasts, Crib is happening
from 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. on Mondays along with open card games, Sticks, and
Bitch & Complain. Another fun event.
Do come out and try this out.
If anyone has any other ideas for open card games on Mondays, do let us
know. We will be happy to try your idea out.
We enjoyed a delicious Roast Pork Dinner on
February 27th. If you
have not come out to our dinners yet, give them a try. You will get a very nice dinner for $12
if you are a member, for example Roast Pork with gravy, along with potatoes, at
least two vegetables, two choices of salad, buns, apple sauce,
blueberry crisp dessert, plus coffee and tea. Plus entertainment. CanÕt beat that for $12. Cost is $17 if you are not a
member. We have wonderful
volunteers who make it possible for us to put on these dinners. Our dinners are usually the last Friday
of the month so look for our advertising.
We have an enthusiastic Executive who is
all working very hard for you, making the Centre a place where people want to
go and participate in the happenings.
We also bring interesting speakers to our Soup & Sandwiches and
General Meetings so it is worth your while to check these out to. For instance we just had Terry Peters of
the Powell River Fire Department demonstrate the use of a Defibrillator
which was very interesting, especially as we now have a Defibrillator
unit at our Centre. This happens on the second Tuesday of the month.
Happenings at the Centre for March are as
10th – Noon Soup & Sandwich,
12.45 p.m. General Meeting followed by a presentation by Purple Shield called
'Living Well : Leaving Well'.
3rd – Ham Dinner, tickets
available from Carol at 604-483-4934 or 604-414-5086 or from the Sweet Shoppe
in the Mall. Tickets are $12
Members, $17 non-members. Doors open 4.30 p.m., dinner 5.30 p.m.
Our halls are very popular for various
events. For information on the Hall rentals, please call Al McKenzie at
Stay safe, be careful on stairs, keep everything well lighted, watch slippery sidewalks.
All for now from the
Cranberry Seniors Centre.
Senior Citizens Association of B.C., Branch #49