From Left: Linda Wallace, Al McKenzie, Gene Jamieson (President), John Harris, Myrna Leishman, George Davidson, Ann McKenzie, Warren Wiley, Fred Moss.
Seniors Corner February 2015
Here we are into February - Valentine’s month. Even if we are now seniors we are not too old to celebrate Valentine’s Day with our partner. After all most seniors are still young at heart. Happy Valentine’s Day on February 14th. Some crocuses are out in bloom around town already and soon other bulbs will be pushing through the ground. Our Centre will soon have a great showing of flowering bulbs. We are so lucky to be living here and already enjoying some nice sunny days. As I am writing this, today, January 29th was a beautiful day, sunny and even warm.
On Valentine’s Day, February 14th we will be honouring our members who are eighty or over eighty at our Centre by holding our Over 80’s Tea. This is by invitation only, so if you are 80 or over, a member of our Association and have not received a phone call inviting you to the Tea, please contact Gene Jamieson at 604-485-5894. You can also let us know if you have not been invited at our Soup & Sandwich on February 10th.
On January 23rd we had our Roast Beef Dinner, Robbie Burns Style. The haggis was piped in by John Macdonald, haggis was carried by Beth Mackie, address to the haggis by Ann McKenzie, Selkirk Grace by Ann McKenzie. We then enjoyed a lovely Dinner with haggis, which was optional, followed by dessert. After dinner we enjoyed a performance by the Powell River Highland Dancers, followed by music and dancing to Gene Kinley’s band. A very enjoyable evening was had by all who attended. We received many compliments on how delicious the dinner was. If you have not come out to any of our dinners, give it a try, you will be pleasantly surprised at the great dinners we have. It is also a time to socialize with new and old friends. You never know who you might see there.
On Monday night from 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. we have Crib happening and also Open Games including Sticks, in our small hall. Worth checking out.
We had 380 members in 2014, the highest membership the Association has ever had, so we must be doing something right. The membership is already climbing up this year with lots of new members joining. Just drop in to our Soup & Sandwich where we have interesting speakers, our dinners, or any of our activities to check us out.
Happenings at the Centre for February are:
February 10th — Noon Soup & Sandwich,
12.30 p.m. Demonstration on the Defibrillator by Terry Peters from the Powell River Fire Department. Defibrillator Demonstration will be about 20 minutes long.
12.50 p.m. General Meeting.
February 14th — Over 80’s Tea by invitation only.
February 27th — Roast Pork Loin Dinner, doors open 4.30 p.m., dinner 5.30 p.m. Tickets $12 Members, $17 Non Members, available from Carol at 604-483-4934 or 604-414-5086, or from the Sweet Shoppe in the Mall.
Senior Citizens Association of B.C., Branch #49