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.

Just Posted

Over-30 Cowichan Cougars edged by Vic West

Early goal proves insurmountable

Demolition of derelict buildings begins in Lake Cowichan

It’s taken a long time to accomplish but demolition is underway or finished at several sites

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

Cowichan Red Arrow plays to Div. 4 soccer draw

Red Arrow remains among top teams in Div. 4

VIDEO: Huge 1,300-pound pumpkin take first place Old Farm Market weigh off

Blessed by a sunny day, the contest draws pumpkins from the Island, mainland, and the U.S.

Mellow opening to B.C.’s only legal pot shop

About five people lined up early for the opening of the BC Cannabis Store in Kamloops.

Jagmeet Singh says marijuana pardons are not enough

Trudeau government will streamline pardon process for Canadians convicted of simple possession of marijuana in the past

Caregivers banned from smoking, growing cannabis around children-in-care: MCFD

Ministry has limited cannabis use for caregivers, stating it may “pose a risk to children and youth.”

Cheaper strains sell out within minutes on online BC Cannabis Store

Province says new strains will become available in the coming months

Only 40% of B.C. car dealerships have electric cars available: report

Researchers found buyers frustrated at the lack of options

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery returns to give back and win big

Since 1996, Millionaire Lottery has raised $52 million for the VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation

Test case challenges a politician’s right to block people from Twitter account

3 people say Watson infringed their constitutional right to freedom of expression by blocking them

‘A little odd’ B.C.’s biggest city celebrates cannabis without a legal store

On the streets of downtown Vancouver, notably the Wild West of illegal marijuana, not a single legal store opened Wednesday, making for a rather anticlimatic kick-off

Most Read