Pat Jung (right) instructing a Tai Chi class at the Seniors’ Centre on Wednesday morning. Classes take place every Monday

Pat Jung (right) instructing a Tai Chi class at the Seniors’ Centre on Wednesday morning. Classes take place every Monday

Senior Centre hive of activity

Cowichan Lake Seniors' Centre a busy place: From song and dance to Tai Chi and cribbage — and then some.

The Cowichan Lake District Seniors’ Association will be closed Monday, Oct. 8, to observe Thanksgiving Day.

The Lake Cowichan Golden Agers’ Society are having a Thanksgiving banquet on Saturday, Oct.13. The doors open at 4 p.m. with the banquet being served at 5 p.m. and the cost is $12 per person. The Seniors’ Good Time Band will be providing the entertainment. If you have any door prizes you would like to donate they would be much appreciated.

The LCGAS are having their annual bazaar on Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be baking, crafts, and white elephant items for sale. The society is looking for quality items (no clothing please) for the white-elephant tables and donations of baking for the bake table. The ladies in the craft room have been busy and have many items that you wish to purchase for Christmas gifts of just for use around your home. The public is invited to come and shop. The kitchen will be open for the bazaar and will be featuring a hot dog lunch. All proceeds will go towards helping the LCGAS subsidize their programs. There will also be a silent auction running from Oct. 15 to Oct. 27, with a cut-off for bids sometime around 2 p.m.

The LCGAS is currently selling raffle tickets at three for $1. First prize is a single bed size quilt, second prize is a baby blanket and dress and the third prize is a $25 money tree. The draw will take place at the LCGAS general meeting on Nov. 13, at 2 p.m.

The CLDSA and the LCGAS are always looking for volunteers to help with the Wednesday day-time bingo or the Sunday evening bingo. Please see Jackie, Val or Frank Hornbrook if you can help.

If you are not into strenuous exercises then come and exercise with Pat Jung on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Pat has a program of Tai Chi that is very easy to do and very relaxing. There is no cost to participate.

The line dancers are back on Mondays and Fridays, dancing from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. or longer. They are always looking for new people and there is no cost to join.

On Thursday, some of the ladies get together in the craft room and work on their hobbies or they may work together on sewing, knitting, or whatever. Feel free to drop in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and bring your own craft or hobby to do.

On Friday evenings the centre is open for bridge at a cost of $1 per person. They start at 7 p.m. and go until about 10:30 p.m. Please see Frank or Jackie for who to contact about playing.

Every Friday from noon until about 2:30 p.m. there is cribbage in the meeting room at a cost of $2 per person with the money being awarded for first, second, and third place.

The next CLDSA executive meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m.

There is an CLDSA general meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m. At this time there will be an opportunity for members to talk about the proposed price increases for the kitchen. There must be a quorum of 25 members present to vote on the increases or the executive may go forward with implementing the increases without your input.

The next LCGAS executive meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m.

The Youbou Old Age Pensioners will be having a luncheon meeting on Friday, Oct.12 at noon in the lower room of the Youbou Church.Please attend the meeting of your choice to have your say.

Everyone is welcome to come and play bingo at the Seniors’ Center. The CLDSA’s bingo games are held on Sunday evening starting  at 7 p.m. with sales starting at 6 p.m.

The LCGAS bingo games are held every Wednesday starting at 1 p.m. with sales starting at noon.

These organizations appreciate your support and the funds are spent entirely on the individual organizations. The CLDSA net proceeds are spent in assisting with the on-going operating costs of the building (heat, hydro, repairs etc.). The LCGAS proceeds help to provide affordable meals for seniors, help subsidize the cost of day trips, and special banquets.