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Our mandate is to promote the physical, social and mental well-being of all seniors in the Powell River regional district, and to promote volunteerism within the senior community.

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Your 2015 Executive

2015 Executive

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.  CanĂ•t 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 follows: 

March 10th – Noon Soup & Sandwich, 12.45 p.m. General Meeting followed by a presentation by Purple Shield called 'Living Well : Leaving Well'. 

April 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 604-483-3603.

Stay safe, be careful on stairs, keep everything well lighted, watch slippery sidewalks.

All for now from the Cranberry Seniors Centre.

Ann McKenzie
Senior Citizens Association of B.C., Branch #49


This page updated February 2015


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