Golden Agers enjoying run-up to Christmas

Snow, ice and slush didn’t keep the Golden Agers from a sumptuous Christmas dinner this past Saturday night.

Snow, ice and slush didn’t keep the Golden Agers from a sumptuous Christmas dinner this past Saturday night.

Ninety-two members and guests enjoyed a delicious turkey and ham dinner with all the trimmings provided by Cassy’s Catering of Youbou.

Not only food, but great music brought out the members. Brian and Cate of Canadian Suite Duo performed Christmas Carols as well an eclectic set of music from several decades for the dancers in the crowd.

During the evening 15 door prizes were handed out. The prizes ranged from a Tim Horton’s gift set, to a free hair cut from the new barber in town, to gifts from members and gift certificates from local businesses.

Volunteers spent two days decorating the hall to bring forth the spirit of Christmas and you could tell that they really enjoy their tasks.

Along with the 18 table centrepieces made by Janene all decorations will stay until the ‘Cookies and Carols’ afternoon on Thursday, Dec. 22.

On the Dec. 22 people are asked to bring sweets to share and get ready to sing along and enjoy carols with the Cowichan Lake Four Tenors, the Rivernotes Choir and the Good Time Boys Band, from 1 p.m. It’s not just for members, local families are invited as well and it’s expected to be a special afternoon for people of all ages.

During the year the Golden Agers Society organizes trips, banquets and dances for the enjoyment of their members. Our next trip is Friday, Dec. 16 to the Singing Christmas Tree in Nanaimo and is fully booked. We make a stop at the MGM restaurant in Nanaimo for dinner first.

In February volunteers are organizing a Valentine’s Sock Hop with 50’s music by Andy McCormack. Members are encouraged to dress for the decade.

Memberships for 2017 are on sale now at the cost of $15 per year, per member. Benefits of a membership are subsidies for trips, banquets and dances and one ambulance reimbursement per year.

The Golden Agers are connected to the 50 Plus Activity Centre in Lake Cowichan which boasts a games room with snooker and pool tables and a shuffleboard. The foodsafe kitchen puts forth fresh homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and specials Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. Until 1:15 p.m. The craft room doubles as an exercise and games room for crib, bridge and euchre.

Come out and be part of the 50 Plus scene in the Cowichan Lake area and enjoy socializing with our members.

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