On Thursday, May 12 we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Seniors’ Centre in Lake Cowichan. The building was originally named the Seniors’ Centre and is now called the 50 Plus Activity Centre.
Visit the centre on the 12th to meet some of the special people who worked so hard to build this significant part of our community. View old photos of the many events held at the centre, newspaper clippings and other items of our history.
The kitchen opens at 11 a.m. for lunch, music with the Goodtime Boys starts at noon and founding members will be serving cake to everyone until 1 p.m. or when it runs out.
The “50 Plus” is an active place during the week and we encourage those new to the area to check us out. Our Food Safe kitchen serves reasonably-priced, homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts from 11 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
During the year the Golden Agers’ Society offers a variety of special events for our members. Dedicated volunteers organize Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas banquets as well as spring and fall bazaars. Several trips are organized annually to local farms and wineries, the Chemainus Theatre and the IMAX/Museum in Victoria. And, this year we are planning a Sock Hop for Oct. 29 with all our favourite 50s and 60s music.
Some weekly activities are exercises with Pat Jung Monday/Wednesday/Friday, line dancing Monday and Friday, euchre Monday, bridge Tuesdays, carpet bowling Wednesday, bingo Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m., music day Thursday from noon and crib and canasta Fridays. We welcome newcomers to all our activities.
If you are interested in membership in the C.L. Golden Agers’ Society the hostess at the front desk can help from 10 a.m. Until 2 p.m. Monday to Friday. Membership is $15 per calendar year and the benefits are subsidies for trips, dances and banquets as well as one ambulance reimbursement per year per member.
Consider a visit. Stay for lunch, play pool or shuffleboard in our games room, or check out the wares of the craft ladies on Thursdays. And we welcome volunteers to help us keep things running smoothly. For further info call 749-6121 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.