Monthly Newsletter - November 2014 Information

Monthly Newsletter - November 2014
Information
Courtenay Recreation - Florence Filberg Centre
411 Anderton Avenue
Courtenay, BC V9N 6C6
Office Hours
Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: 250-338-1000
Facility opens at 7:00 am
Evergreen Lounge - Food Service
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Closed Saturdays except when specified
Kitchen Phone: 250-338-1953
Evergreen Club Annual Memberships
January 1 - December 31: $26 & GST
Newsletter available last Tuesday of each month with
the exception of July.
www.evergreenseniorsclub.org
Puntledge River in Autumn” (photo by Jennifer Harris)
President’s Message
Gord Kruger, Evergreen Club President
Once again...”Greetings Everyone”........seems that the winter chill and winter rains are now part of our life for the next
several months. After that amazing summer and fall the adjustment to the new climate will seem difficult but I guess that’s life
in the Comox Valley.
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Dates to Remember
Nov 2
MEMORIES OF THE WAR YEARS
2 pm Conference Hall
Nov 12 Drama Club presents“OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLES”
Matinee Show 1:30 pm; Evening Show 7 pm
Conference Hall
Nov 3
Whist 7:30 pm Rotary Hall
Nov 5
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & LUNCHEON
Bazaar 10:30 am to 2 pm Conference Hall
Luncheon 11 am to 1 pm Rotary Hall
Nov 14 Friday Night Dance music by REIS VINK*7:30 pm RH
Nov 5
MEET & GREET (SINGLES) GROUP 1pm Evergreen
Lounge
Nov 24 Whist 7:30 pm Rotary Hall
Nov 7
NO AT THE MOVIES
Nov 28 Friday Night Dance music by CROSSTOWN EXPRESS*
7:30 pm Rotary Hall
Nov 17 Whist 7:30 pm Rotary Hall
Nov 21 AT THE MOVIES 12:30 pm Rotary Hall
Nov 10 EXECUTIVE MEETING 9 am Soroptimist Lounge
COMMITTEE MEETING 11 am Soroptimist Lounge
Nov 10 Whist 7:30 pm Rotary Hall
Nov 11 REMEMBRANCE DAY Statutory Holiday
Centre Closed2014 Evergreen Newsletter
November
Nov 30 “SONGS AND CAROLS FROM ATLANTIC SHORES”
music provided by Comox Valley Concert Band
2 pm Conference Hall
For complete details, turn to “Special Events” pages 18 - 19.
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CLUB NEWS
Evergreen Club
Executive 2014
President
Gord Kruger
President’s Message (cont’d)
250-339-4389
Vice-President
Nettie Webers
250-334-3499
1st Director
Fred Greene
250-334-4334
2nd Director
Ellen Whitelaw
250-898-8268
3rd Director
Rick Forward
250-703-0201
Secretary
Dianne Bruon
250-338-0940
Past President
Bob Bruon
250-338-0940
Filberg Centre Staff
250-338-1000
Susan
Raegan
Deanne
Lori
Sandy
Don /Donna
Manager
Recreation
Coordinator
Volunteer
Coordinator
Receptionist
Receptionist
Custodians
Club Write-Ups For
Newsletter
Club representatives please submit
newsletter reports for the December
newsletter publication to the office
or email to: [email protected]
by Monday, November 10th
Table of Contents
Section
Activity Reports
Volunteer
Opportunities
Instructional Programs
Special Events
Bus Trips
Month at a Glance
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Back Page
Things are moving right along at the Filberg Centre and our various clubs and
organizations are well on their way to another busy season. The Choristers
wrapped up a very successful and well attended Variety Show on September
17th. Everyone had a great afternoon of song and good cheer with memorable
performances by our own very talented members....well done folks.
There
are several wonderful functions upcoming in November. First up is “Memories
of the War Years” on Sunday November 2nd. It’s a musical tribute and this years
show will feature a tribute to the 100th anniversary of World War One. A number
of talented locals will be featured in the musical show which will run from 2 to
4:30 pm. Tickets are available at the Filberg Office. Next up, on Wednesday
November 5th is the Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon Starting at 10:30 in the
Conference Hall it will provide us with an opportunity to help Santa get a head
start on Christmas shopping. You’ll find a great assortment of Christmas goodies
for giving.....something for everyone here. The luncheon is from 11 to I and tickets
for the luncheon will be available at the door. And then on Wednesday November
12th it’s our very own Evergreen Club Second Stage Players presenting “Old
Wine In New Bottles”. There is a matinee performance at 1:30 and an evening
show at 7 in the Conference Hall.
2015 Membership renewals and sales are now on. Current members can renew
for $21 plus tax until December 31st. Please drop into the front office and renew
at your earliest convenience.....it’s $26.plus tax after that date. Flu clinics will
also be available in November on Monday the 3rd and Monday the 17th from 9
till 11:30. A full schedule of clinics will be available at the office in November.
Jackie Simon was our “Volunteer of the Month” in October and we would like to
add our congratulations and thanks for her contributions. She is a very involved
lady at the Centre and a great article about her was in the October newsletter.
Don’t forget that you all have the opportunity to nominate someone whom you
think is a special volunteer. You can pick up a form from Deanne, our Volunteer
Coordinator.
I would like to mention the Senior Living Magazine once again. It is an excellent
read for our members for all kinds of reasons. It is available in the lounge as a
freebee and it is well worth picking up. The October issue had some excellent
articles for the “cruisers” amongst us and I know there are many amongst us.
Once again “Bon Voyage” to any members heading south to warmer climates
for the winter...the rest of us will have to remain here in the rain but we do wish
you well. That’s all for now......and remember to “Have A Great Day”........unless
you’ve made other plans....gk
Cycling
Card Lady
Come for a nice bicycle trip with the
Evergreen Seniors. We leave the
Filberg Centre at 10:00 a.m. each
Monday and Wednesday, weather
permitting. We go on the back
roads and trails for about 2 – 2 ½
hours so we get back to the Centre
for a nice lunch. It is so pleasant
at this time of season. Please join
us. FMI call Karin at 898-8949
Karin
Edith Harper sends get well and
bereavement cards to members and
family members. However, if Edith is
not notified of members who have
passed away or are ill in the hospital,
they will not receive our blessing.
Please call Edith if you know someone
who should receive our wishes at
250-338-5385.
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CLUB NEWS
Golf
Our final banquet and tournament was held on September 26 and there were 49 players - 20 players teed off at 12 noon and
were able to finish before the rain started . The remainder teed off at 2pm and I’m afraid got a little wet. Two teams came in
with the same score of 31, a count back from 18 was done. Derek Harris and Len Luoma were proclaimed the winners with
second place going to Merv Diesing and Neil Harrison. Ladies KP was won by Anna Robitaille and the men’s KP by John
Enns. Well done everyone. The election of officers was sweet and simple again this year as the current Executive agreed to
stay on for another year.
We would like to thank all the companies and individuals that contributed prizes for our tournament. They are as follows:
Andrew Sheret Ltd. Bartell and Gibson, Brigadoon, Canadian Tire, Chances Casino, Cumberland Ready Mix, Costco, E.B.
Horsman, Emterra Environmental, EECOL, End of the Roll., Eagle FM, Fire Shop, First Insurance, Goat FM, Hyundai, Home
Depot, Home Hardware, Hyland Ready Mix, Investors Syndicate, Island Insurance, Longlands, National Bank Financial,
Pilon Rental, Quality Foods, Raylec, Slegg Lumber, Shaw, Volkswagen and Westburne. The following golf courses donated
golf passes: Arrowsmith, Comox Golf Course, Crown Isle, Glacier Greens, Longlands, Mulligans, Saratoga and Sunnydale.
There were also items donated by some of our club members namely, Sharron McWillis, Joan Hicks and Neil Harrison.
We would like to thank the management and staff at Longlands for being so easy to work with throughout this past year,
for all the prizes for our month end tournament, and for the tea and cookies. I, would like to thank all those who so readily
offered to help with the making up of the flights, thank you. Peter and I would also like to thank you for the gift certificate to a
local restaurant ( that’s one meal I won’t have to cook) it’s very kind of you all and much appreciated. So, now all there is left
to say is - hope you winter well and see you next April.
Betty
Choristers
Mexican Train
Carpet Bowling
Hope everyone survived “Trick or
Treatin”. We sang a lovely potpourri
of songs in October and everyone
enjoyed. November will be our
salute to all those who fought for
our freedom. The songs are great
anytime we sing them. Can’t believe
where the year has gone and we’ll
soon be getting ready to sing our
wonderful Christmas songs. We meet
every Friday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in the
Rotary Hall and as always everyone is
welcome. See you all.
Dobie
1pm in the Evergreen Lounge
on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of
each month
Mexican Train is a game played with
dominoes. The object of the game is
for a player to play all the dominoes
from his or her hand onto one or
more chains, or “trains” emanating
from a central hub or “station”.
Instruction provided. There are usually
about 3 tables of play. If you want
to have some mid-week fun, come
and join us. 25 cent drop in fee.
I have some results from our league.
This is as Sept 23rd. There is a tie
for second place. Both these teams
have nine points. Blue Jays – skip Joy
Nichol – third Helen Ryley – lead Anne
Strachan. Also in second place are
the Bob Whites – skip Wally Lamond
– Third Fred Calhoun – lead Harry
Watson. In first place with a total of 12
points are the Cohoes – skip John Enns
– third – Melie Ursulom - lead Rose
Deck. Congrats to all three teams.
Keep up the great bowling. Our drop
in and instruction days are Mondays
& Thursdays 1:00 pm and our league
days is Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. The cost
for the drop in days is 25 cents and the
cost for the league day is $1.00. On
the league days we bowl two games &
have a short break between games for
coffee/tea and cookies. We are always
looking for new players to join. This
is fun group of people and everyone
always has a great time. If you would
like more information about joining us
please phone me at 250-339-9128
Pat
Mah-jongg
Bible Study
Non-denominational Bible study
every Tuesday morning from 10am to
11:30am in the Soroptimist Lounge.
Everyone is welcome and all input
is appreciated. Ruth Hay: 250-7030059 Wilberta Braconnier: 250-3378687
Mah-jongg is an ancient Chinese tile
game of skill, strategy, calculation and
involves a certain degree of chance. It
is somewhat similar to the card game
rummy. It is played every Tuesday in
the craft room. We arrive at 12:15 to
set up the tiles and arrange seating.
We play in groups of 3 or 4. Cost is a
25 cent drop-in fee, plus 20 cents for
the game. New players are welcome,
so please come and join us and learn
this fun and interesting game.
Joe 250-339-4093
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CLUB NEWS
B.C. SENIORS GAMES
Friday Night Dance
November Dance Schedule
Nov 14 REIS VINK *
Nov 28 CROSSTOWN EXPRESS*
* depicts Bar Service
Starts at 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Please check schedule on front of
newsletter for location of dance.
Members:$5
Non-members:$7 at the door.
NOTE: After 9:30 pm a LATE
ADMISSION FEE OF $4.00 will
apply to latecomers. PLEASE
NOTE: 90% of admission fees
cover the cost of the bands that
are hired to play at each dance.
Valley Echoes
The Valley Echoes continue to play at:
lst Thurs. Seniors Village @ 2:00 pm
2nd Tues. Cumberland @ 2:00 pm
2nd Thurs. Casa Loma @ 2:00 pm
3rd Thurs. ECU @ 2:00 pm
4th Tues. Glacier View @ l:30 pm
Do not regret growing older. It is a
privilege denied many.
Iris Goebel (250) 897-0281
Games Day
Every 3rd Wednesday at 1 pm in the
Evergreen Lounge. Got a new game?
Bring it along. Everybody welcome.
Jackie
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2014 Langley BC Seniors Games - Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals go to
our local competitors
The medal results have arrived and so has the end of a banner year for the Langley
BC Seniors Games.
Thank you to those Zone 2 volunteers whose hard work and community spirit
have contributed to the Games overwhelming success, and congratulations to
those participants who have achieved their personal best in Langley this year.
Athletes from The Comox Valley have excelled in their events at the Langley
BC Seniors Games, winning medals- gold, silver and bronze. We would like to
recognize and applaud those athletes for their fantastic accomplishments.
Congratulations Area 4 Zone 2 medal winners !
Badminton: Russel Lang - 1 Gold medal, 1 Silver Medal and 1 Bronze Medal ;
Mary Reed - 1 Gold Medal and 1 Silver Medal; Anne Robitaille - 1 Gold Medal and
1 Silver Medal
Cycling: Bob Lindsay- 1 Silver Medal and 2 Bronze Medals; Rick Clough - 3
Bronze Medals
Five Pin Bowling: A Team-Roy Brekke, Arnie Morrison ( total of 2 Silver Medals),
Shirley Evans, Bob Sharp, Ivan Ally- Silver medals : B Team- Coral Tanner ( total of
2 Gold and 2 Bronze) , Bob Van Nes (1 gold and 1 Bronze), Kaela McLean, Edward
Tanner, Laurie Aucoin- Gold Medals
Golf: Wayne Fleming- 1 Gold Medal ; Pat Schmidt- 1 Silver Medal
Ice Curling: Jonsson Team- Kim Jonsson, Mary Holden, Sharon Walker, Mickey
Colburn- Silver Medals; Holden Team - Jack Holden, Richard Lewis, Daryl Wright,
Reg Tressel- Silver Medals; Baltis Team- Brian Baltis, Kathy Meunier,Ron Shymko,
Elaine Starchuk- Silver Medals ; Don Nickason- Silver Medal curling with the
Dawson Creek Team
Lawn Bowling: Michael Lynch and Ross Young- Silver Medal; Melie Ursulom
and Pat Cutt Bronze Medal
Slo-Pitch: Mid Island Masters- Bronze Medal ; CV Pacemakers- special mention
with a 4th place finish in a very competitive field
Swimming: Maggie Thran- 1 Gold Medal, 2 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal ; Joan
Lightfoot- 1 Silver Medal, 2 Bronze Medals; Gordon Giesbresht- 4 Gold Medals,
2 Bronze Medals ; Bob Higgs- 2 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals; Brian Staton- 9
Gold Medals; Max Fletcher- 1 Bronze Medal; Barry Graham- 2 Gold Medals, 4
Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal ; Robert Reed- 3 Bronze Medals
Table Tennis: Alma (Georgie) Smith - 1 Silver Medal and 1 Bronze Medal;
Ed Schum- 1 Silver Medal and 2 Bronze Medals
Tennis: Tony Wong- 1 Silver Medal and 1 Bronze Medal; Sheila Precious- 1 Silver
Medal
Track and Field: Ken Richardson- 3 Bronze Medals; Rainer Sillantaus- 3 Gold
Medals; Francisco Machado- 3 Gold Medals; Louise Reed- 1 Gold Medal, 1 Silver
Medal and 1 Bronze Medal
The Games are now officially called the BC 55 + Games and will be held in North
Vancouver next year running from August 25-29, 2015. If you are a resident of BC
and 55 + you qualify for the games. There are 25 different activities to choose
from, so why not pick your sport and join us!!
Judy Francis ( You may have noticed the absence of my name from the list of
medal winners- I am however getting better as it took me longer to lose this year)
Area 4 Rep for Zone Judy Francis 250-897-3577 [email protected]
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CLUB NEWS
November Lunch Specials
Monday
Tuesday
Computer Club
Wednesday
Thursday
5
6
Food Service
closed for
Xmas Bazaar
Luncheon
Friday
3
4
HomemadeHamburger
Soup
7
BLT Sandwich
10
11
12
Remembrance Tuna Melt
Day - Centre
Closed
13
14
Grilled
Tomato &
Cheese
Sandwich
17
18
Homemade
Turkey Souo
19
20
21
Beef Stew
24
Food Service
closed at 1pm
25
Homemade
Chicken Salad
26
Egg &
Shrimp on
Croissant
27
Homemade
Chicken
Noodle Soup
28
Monte
Christo
Sandwich
Camera Club
Friday Night Dances
There was a very positive response to
the Lounge Wall photographs where
the topic was Macro. The winner you
chose was the lovely photograph of
the dragonfly. Our next wall display will
feature Black and White photographs.
Our education topics included a talk on
Lightroom, a photo editing program.
As a spin off from that talk the club
will be holding an extra session on
Lightroom that will take place at noon
in the Soroptimist Lounge before the
regular meeting that starts at 1.00
p.m. We also had a session on “The
Cloud” that mysterious place where
photos and date can be are stored,
somewhere, who knows where? We
are also planning a talk on the Picasa
Uploader, a convenient way to share
photos with others. Our one photo
shoot took us to Paradise Meadows
at Mount Washington. We have been
pleased to welcome new members
to our meetings and we continue to
grow, but we aren’t too big to keep
the more intimate atmosphere we
currently enjoy.
Robin
Volunteers work hard to make
Friday Night Dances friendly, fun
and something to look forward to
each week. The people who come
on a regular basis already know
what a good time is had by all. We
look forward to happy faces, and
friendliness all rolled into one.
The month of October was a special
Oktoberfest theme and of course
Halloween falling on a Friday - what
more fun dancing could we ask for.
The month of November gives us
only two dance events the 14th with
Reiss Vink and his accordian. Reiss is
a well recognized and accomplished
accordionist. He covers all aspects of
dance music and is well prepared to
meet your dance needs.
November 28th brings us Crosstown
Express. Bring your friends, wear your
country duds and enjoy a fun filled
evening.
Sandra and Mary
1pm, Soroptimist Lounge,
Friday, November 14th 2014
Time is just zipping by....it is hard to
believe that Christmas is just around
the corner.
Our Club meets the second Friday of
each month, and usually start with
a timely topic. This is followed by
a round table question and answer
period. Everyone present gets an
opportunity to air their difficulties or
frustrations.
We are a friendly bunch and welcome
beginner and experienced PC users.
Our only requirement is a current
Evergreen Club membership, and a
$1.00 user fee.
Marlene 250-336-2171
Karoake
Join Ken & Cheryl for a fun afternoon
of karaoke:
Monday’s
November 3rd &
December 1st, 2014
1 pm to 4 pm
in the Grand Hall, Native Sons Hall.
If you love to sing....come & join us!
Knit & Crochet
Not many knitting weeks before
Christmas now! How fast the year has
gone by...and we’re all a year older!
One thing that hasn’t slowed down
is speed of needles; they get so hot
our hands get sweaty! Oh, yes we do
use wool and mohair. Come see us in
the Lounge Tuesdays at 1:30-3:00pm.
Our sitting fee is .25¢. See you then.
Penny
Crib
Every Tuesday morning at 10:00am we
Meet in the Rotary Hall for fun. You get
six games for $1.00.
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CLUB NEWS
Table Tennis
Quilters
Ukulele Club
The 2014 B.C. Senior Games
(now called B.C.55+) were held
in Langley, at their Langley Event
Centre. The Table Tennis venue used
the Convention Hall, set up with 20
tables. The contestants came from 12
different zones all in B.C. Our zone,
“Vancouver Island North”, includes
Nanaimo to north of our island, Powell
River and the other islands. There is a
“Competitive class or Recreational
class”. One gold & 3 silver medals
were won by Ed Schum and Georgie
Smith, of our local area with more from
Nanaimo and Port Alberni. A great 4
days of competition and congeniality
were enjoyed by all. Think about next
years’ games to be held in North
Vancouver. Table Tennis is played
every Monday 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
.and Tuesday 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Balls & bats are supplied and it only
costs .75¢. Any questions or concerns
you may have should be directed to
me. Patti Robertson 250-334-4404
Patty
We are almost finished a commission
quilt and have another ready to start.
We quilt every Monday (except
holidays) in the Craft Room from
noon till approximately 3:30p.m. We
welcome all who wish to look in on us
and can always use hand quilters. “A
fat quarter has fewer calories than a hot
fudge sundae.”
Marjorie & Member Quilters
Tuesdays, November 4th &
November 25th
4:30-6:15 pm Rotary Hall
Sorry for the incorrect dates the last
time. Had the wrong calendar out....
that’s my excuse, and I am sticking to
it!! We are having great fun singing
and playing. It is amazing how good
we sound. Terry comes up with some
great music for us.
Our Club meets the second and
fourth Tuesday of each month. We
start each meet with songs that have
simple chords. They are all songs we
remember from our past. During the
last hour we try tunes that have a bit
more complicated chord ....get much
easier after a bit of practice. Our
music is sent to us via email, and we
can practice as much as we want at
home.
We would love to have you come
and join us. The Club has for loan, a
ukulele you may borrow for a night
or two. Our only requirement is a
current Evergreen Club membership,
and a $2.00 user fee.For further
information you may contact Howie
at [email protected] or Terry at
[email protected], or drop
down and visit with us personally.
Marlene
Meet & Greet Singles Club
On Wednesday October 1st, the Meet
& Greet Singles met in the Rotary Hall.
The meeting started with a rousing
sing song, led by Donna at the piano.
Patricia introduced the guest speaker,
Pastor Michelle Elsasser. She spoke
of a few of the many ways in which
the Salvation Army assists people in
various sorts of trouble. On Saturday
the 6th, despite the threatening rain,
we walked the AirPark. On Monday
the 22nd, we met for lunch at Boston
Pizza. The ferry trip to Powell River
was great. The ladies there always
put on a good show for us. And the
second semi annual birthday party
was fun! Don’t forget to renew your
membership!
Sheila
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Fabric Painters
We are in the Craft Room every
Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30a.m. We
have quite a few completed items for
sale. Some are in the Showcase in the
Lounge. We can always us more help.
Marjorie
iPhone Tips & Tricks
Tuesday, November 25th, 1:30 2:45 p.m. Soroptimist Lounge
There will be an information meeting in
the Soroptimist Lounge to discuss the
possibility of forming an iPhone club similar to the iPad Club that has been
meeting for a couple of years. There
isn’t a ‘teacher’ in the club, rather
we encourage members to share
their knowledge with other owners
of these wonderful devices. The iPad
Club has been very successful so the
idea of adding a club for iPhone users
seemed natural.
If you own an iPhone (they’re the
ones with the Apple on the back)
and you’d like to learn more or share
what you know about its wonderful
capabilities please come to the
information meeting on November
25th and we’ll see if there is enough
interest to form a club.
Sharon
Art Club
When you read this, the Art Group
will be resting after their Art Show and
Sale. We worked hard on it so we hope
it was a great success. More news of
how it went in the next newsletter.
We meet every Thursday, 12:30 to
3:30 in the Craft Room. To join, you
need to be a member of the Evergreen
Club.
Marcia
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CLUB NEWS
Gospel Sing along
Darts
Genealogy Club
It has been so nice to welcome new
members to our sing-a-long. Gospel
Sing-a-long is in the Conference
Hall from 10:30 till 11:30 Thursday
mornings. On November 27, 2014
we will be in the Lower Native Sons
Hall and the time will be 10:00am
– 11:00am. Please note time change
for this date only. Looking forward to
seeing you all there. More the merrier
– everyone welcome.
For more information call Marnie 250338-1282
Marnie
Every Tuesday 10:30am to 12:30pm
in the Rotary Hall. We start playing
at 10:30am. $1.00 drop in fee.
Newcomers welcome. Draw for
teams. Darts available. We’re a fun
group and enjoy playing in a noncompetitive atmosphere.
Some high scores in September/
October: Darlene L. - 110 / Ken L. - 110
/ Maria – 114 / Shirley – 120 / Norman
– 130 / Arnie – 132 / Jim – 140 /
Norma – 154 / Howard – 156. High
check out – Fred C. – with a Bullseye!
We all wish Lori a speedy recovery
from her surgery and hope she’ll be
back playing with us again as soon as
possible.
The B.C. Senior Games Society Zone 2
has donated 6 new dart boards to us.
We thank them very much, especially
Paul Kingan, Sports Director, for their
generosity.
With all brand new boards, we should
be so much better at hitting those
Triple 20’s! Join us at Darts and stay
for a delicious lunch afterwards in the
lounge. See you there.
Ginny Greene 250-334-4334
Have you ever wondered where some
of our names came from? This month
I’ll tell you about the employment that
gave us the name TURNER. You’ll
have to read about our upcoming
meeting first though.
Our next meeting will be held on
Thursday, November 20th at 1 pm in
the Soroptomist Room. Now that fall
is here I imagine everyone is getting
back to their favorite hobbies and
genealogy is ours. We will be having
an around-the-table discussion. This
month being November we usually
discuss our family members who
participated in the Armed Forces so
bring any remembrances, research,
medals, books, etc.
Join us in the cafeteria for lunch, a
group of us meet at noon for a visit
before proceeding upstairs.
Now, back to the name TURNER. The
occupation is pretty obvious as it was
a person who worked with wood or
even metal on a lathe. It also referred
to a potter who finished the pottery
pieces before firing in the kiln.
Ethel 250-335-1504
Book Club
At the October meeting two books
generated the most discussion.
One was an older book about the
plight of American Indians, “Bury
My Heart at Wounded Knee”, by
Dee Brown. The themes in this book
were compared to the current issues
affecting First Nations people. The
second is a new book, “Confessions
of A Greenpeace Dropout”, by
Patrick Moore. Dr. Moore explains
in this book why, 15 years after cofounding Greenpeace, he left the
organization to establish a more
sensible, science based approach
to environmentalism. He outlines his
years in the organization, and sheds
light on controversial topics such as
climate change, genetic engineering,
etc. The member who presented this
book mentioned that she now views
all news reports about these subjects
differently.
The meetings are the FIRST MONDAY
of the month at 1:00p.m. in the
Soroptimist Lounge. There are no
specific books assigned, so come
and tell us about interesting books
you have read.
Everyone comes away with a list of
good books!
Susan
Drama Club
Well “Old Wine in New Bottles” is only
days away from entertaining a sell out
crowd, so you can enjoy a good laugh
or two. It will be our best production
yet and we are thrilled how well it is
coming along. Thanks in advance
to all the cast and crew for a job well
done and to our writer Betty Annand
and director Bill Walton for their
excellent efforts. We will be taking a
well deserved break before we start
looking for our next production. I am
sure it will be a challenge for us all and
an opportunity to entertain the seniors
of the Comox Valley once more. Thank
you one & all for your support of the
Second Stage Drama Club, without
you our efforts would be wasted.
Phil Parmley
NOVEMBER S.O.S. MEETING
Support our Seniors Comox Valley
Monday, November 3rd: 2-4 pm
Lower Native Sons Hall
Finally our local Hospice Society has
4 beds allocated at St. Joes Hospital.
This is the beginning of a residential
Hospice in the Comox Valley. Come
and hear Terri Odeneal, Executive
Director, Comox Valley Hospice, and
Michael Aikens, Executive Director
of The Views, describe the plans.
Everyone welcome. Refreshments
are served. SOS meetings are free,
but we do appreciate donations to
cover our costs. FMI: Jennifer 250334-2321
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CLUB NEWS
Happy Gang
Snooker
Brazilian Embroidery
The Happy Gang is playing in the
Conference Room at the Filberg every
Tuesday from 10 to noon.
Come and enjoy the music, and fun,
as Steve tells of his knowledge about
songs and singers.
Our numbers are a little down, as we
await some of our members return
from surgery. Speedy recovery to Bob
Gobel and Barbara Krack. We miss
you guys. Take care, old age isn’t for
sissys, be strong.
Liza ( [email protected] .ca )
The Winter Snooker League started
without a hitch and there’s six teams
with four players on each team. The
schedule is out and each team will
play a total of 30 days with each
person playing twice on each date.
The teams appear to be relatively
matched and we have a number of
spares to help out when the regulars
can’t play. If anyone wants to spare
they can reach me at 778-420-2551.
Greg
Once again our annual Retreat
at Honeymoon Bay Resort was a
great success with members of the
Evergreen Club being joined by VIBES
(Black Creek) and two stitchers from
Nanaimo. Plans are to return to this
venue again in 2015 – the meals are
delicious and the facilities superb! As
always we welcome those interested
in learning Brazilian Embroidery and
the curious to visit us in the Craft
Room. Thursdays from 9:00am to
noon. Gaye Doyle [email protected]
shaw.ca
Gaye Doyle
[email protected]
iPad Tips and Tricks
Canasta
Play continues each Monday morning
from 10 am to noon in the Soroptimist
Lounge (and once a month in the Craft
Room). Join in the fun!
Recorder
The Evergreen Recorder Players
meet each Friday from 10:00 am to
11:30 am in the Craft Room. We play
music mostly from the Renaissance
and Baroque eras in 3, 4, and 5 parts
as well as folk and country dance
tunes. New players are welcome.
For more information phone Mike at
250.337.5437 (shared phone, please
don’t leave message) or come to the
Craft Room Friday morning.
Texas Hold’em
Whist
Well, the cold weather is coming. A
warm welcome to new players every
Monday night. Please join us for 20
games, prizes, draw prizes, snacks,
coffee or tea afterwards. All for $2.00
Norm & Judy
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2:30 - 4pm Soroptimist Lounge
1st Tuesday - Focus on New Users
3rd Tuesday-Focus on More
Experienced Users New members are always welcome
to the iPad group - and we encourage
more experienced users to come to
help the newbies along. In the past
we have had three facilitators but two
of our stalwart volunteers will be away
until after the New Year so I am hoping
that you ‘old pros’ will come on both
Tuesdays and give us the benefit of
your experience.
Please note that this club is for iPad
users only, so if there isn’t an Apple
with a bite out of it on the back of your
tablet, it’s not an iPad.
Sharon
November 5th is the Christmas Bazaar
so there will be NO Texas Hold’em that
day, but come and make purchases
and stay for lunch. Support our facility.
There may be room changes during
December due to special activities
at the Filberg Centre. We usually
play each Wednesday with set up of
tables at 12:15p.m. and designation
of seating. Playing commences at
12:30p.m. and finishes by 3:30p.m.
Cost is $3.00 New players welcome.
Nancy
Social Contract Bridge
Come and join a fun group - no need
to bring a partner. Tuesday evenings
at 7 pm. Contact person: Pat Schmidt
339-2391. Thursday afternoons at
12:30 pm with coffee available.
Contact person: Jane Jenssen 250335-1227.
Floor Curling
Floor curling for the fall season is
going full swing! We will be hosting
our invitational bonspiel on Wed. Nov.
19th. Everyone is welcome to come
out and watch the game. It might be
a good way to find out if you would
like to play. New members are invited
to come out to the Native Sons Hall
at 12:45 pm. on Wednesdays and
someone will be happy to show you
the game. We play two games and
the cost is only $1.00. Or you can call:
Dianne Bruon at 338-0940 or Denise
Holst at 338-7849.
[email protected]
Dianne Bruon
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VOLUNTEERS
VOLUNTEER
OF THE MONTH
Frieda Lawson
Freida, our kind hearted volunteer of the
month, joined our Evergreen Club back
in 1978. It was a natural progression from
being an active Soroptimist Club member (since 1976). The upstairs Florence
Filberg board room came from the Soroptimist Club’s donations; an organization
working to improve the lives of women and children through social and economic
empowerment. Freida volunteers with the Comox Valley Transition Society’s Lilli
House. She helps with shopping, storing and packaging ‘Soropti Pacs’ for the
women and children providing them with the essentials they need. Freida has
volunteered at the Evergreen Club for countless years as a kitchen caller. She
looks after the first week of each month making sure the spare list has been called
and any spare positions filled. While some weeks can be easy, other times the
power of persuasion; patience and determination can be of the essence! I think
we’ll give Freida November off, as a thank you, (that’s an inside joke as her week
happens only to include one Saturday by the nature of the calendar). Freida was
a member of the Meet & Greet Singles Club. Seven years ago through an interest
signup sheet there, she was one of the first in the Evergreen Book Club. “I love to
read. It’s my passion! I give a book about 100 pages and then decide whether to
finish it or not. I’m a book addict.” says Freida. The book club doesn’t read the
same book; members read a wide range of subjects and then talk about them.
Colleen Nielsen says, “Freida is very generous with her books. Such a kind,
thoughtful person with a good sense of humour. She always sends funny unique
cards to her friends.” Freida also volunteers at the Legion making the calls out for
any Poppy Tribute Services. When asked why she loves to volunteer, she simply
states,” I enjoy meeting people and doing something with my time.” Her time is
also shared with her pet cat Daisy. She loves puzzles, Scrabble, theatre, and the
bus trips through the club. Thank you Freida!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
A Message from
Deanne, your Volunteer
Coordinator
Attention all muffin heroes, kitchen
hosts/hostesses, and kitchen callers...
Please sign up to attend our next
kitchen volunteer meeting
Thursday November 27th at 2pm
in The Evergreen Lounge.
The sign up sheet will be
located on the fridge door.
Please come out for a fun
meeting filled with treats!
Contact me at 250-338-1000
ext 232 or email :
[email protected]
FALL FOOD SERVICE
HOURS
Hours of operation are: Monday to
Friday, 8 am to 3:30 pm. Closed on
Saturdays
REMINDER: Food Service will be
closed on the following dates:
Tuesday, November 11th
Remembrance Day - Closed
The Kitchen will close at 10am
Wednesday November5th for
the Evergreen Christmas Bazaar
and Luncheon event. Luncheon tickets
are at the door $10 (11am -1:00pm)
Food Service closed at 1 pm on
Monday, November 24th and
Thursday, November 27th.
We apologize for any inconvenience
that this may cause.
PM SHIFT FOOD SERVICE HOSTESS/HOSTS
This is a good place to meet new people and work as part of a dynamic team. One afternoon per month or more! 1:00pm 3:30pm you will be scheduled to serve customers, kitchen duties and begin the shut down process. It would involve staying
past 3:30 to follow the full shut down procedures list. Food Safe is preferred but not mandatory - training is provided! Come
and try us out.
PHOTOGRAPHER
Do you have a knack for taking pictures? Do your friends call you a “shutterbug’? We are looking for someone to take digital
photos at the various events at the Evergreen Club. If you have a preference use of your own camera may not be necessary.
This volunteer position needs someone with the ability to keep accurate records of who, what and where. Photography
release forms will be provided and are mandatory if a photo gets publically used.
Contact me at 250-338-1000 ext 232 or email : [email protected]
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NOVEMBER 2014 FITNESS AT A GLANCE
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt
with the heart” Helen Keller
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
9:00 am
Stretch & Strength
Filberg Centre
9:15 am
Chair Fit
Filberg Centre
9:00 am
55+ TRX/Res Trng # (L2)
Lewis Centre
9:00 am
Stretch & Strength
Native Sons Hall
9:00 am
Cardio & Strength
Native Sons Hall
9:00 am
Simply Strength 2 #
Native Sons Hall
9:00 am
55+ TRX/Res Trng # (L1)
Lewis Centre
9:00 am
Simply Strength 2#
Native Sons Hall
9:00 am
55+ TRX/Res Trng # (L1)
Lewis Centre
9:00 am
55+ TRX/Res Trng # - (L2)
Lewis Centre
10:15 am
Simply Strength 1
Native Sons Hall
8:45 & 10:15 am
Yoga #
Filberg Centre
9:15 am
Chair Fit
Filberg Centre
10:00 am
Yoga for the Joints #
TBA
10:00 am
Yoga #
Native Sons Hall
10:00 am
55+ Strength Trng #
Lewis Centre
10:15 am
Simply Strength 1
Native Sons Hall
10:15 am
Yoga #
Filberg Centre
10:30 am
55+ Strength Trng #
Lewis Centre
11 am
Chair Yoga #
Lewis Centre
10:30 am
55+ Strength Trng #
Lewis Centre
10:30 am
55+ Strength Trng #
Lewis Centre
1:30 pm
55+ Strength Trng #
Lewis Centre
2:00 pm
55 + Circuit Fit #
Lewis Centr
1:30 pm
55+ Strength Trng #
2:00 pm
55 + Circuit Fit #
Lewis Centr
2:00 pm
Yoga #
3:00 pm
55 + Beg Str. Trng
Lewis Centre
10:30 am
55+ Strength Trng #
Lewis Centre
Filberg Centre
Lewis Centre
3:00 pm
55 + Beg Str. Trng #
Lewis Centre
GST WILL BE
ADDED
TO PROGRAM FEES
# No punch card option
Please pre-register for all of the above classes ~ drop ins or
punch cards may be used for some programs (space permitting). See
following pages for class descriptions.
Fitness Fees
Drop-In
11 Punch
Simply
Strength 1
11 punch
Evergreen Member
Non-member
$ 4.50
$ 5.50
$ 45
$ 55
$ 50
$ 63
How to pay:
•
•
•
All drop-in fees must be paid at the Florence Filberg Centre
office prior to attending classes & receipt given to instructor
Punch card holders may go directly to their class
Be sure to turn in your completed punch card to be entered
in the monthly draw for a free card!
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Personal Training
The personal training programs
created by our fitness staff are both
individualized and specific.
All
training sessions are pre-planned
and custom-tailored by your fitness
specialist to meet your specific needs,
goals, personality and availability.
Private 2 people
1 session
$ 50 $ 75
3 sessions
$ 135 $ 203
5 sessions
$ 200 $ 300
10 sessions
$ 325 $ 490
15 sessions
$ 375 $ 563
5 sessions & over will receive a
complimentary 11 punch Wellness
Centre pass
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FALL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
Stretch & Strength
Simply Strength
Fitness Classes
55+ Strength Training
Strength training can prevent and even
reverse some of the effects of aging.
Some of the benefits include heavier
bone density, improved balance and
increased total strength, all of which
can contribute to a greater ease in
performing everyday tasks and to your
overall quality of life. This class utilizes
cardio and resistance training stations
and is suitable for all fitness levels.
No Class: Oct 13 & Nov 11
Instructor: Juan Blancas
Mon & Wed
Sept 3 - Dec 17
$ 150 / 30 sessions
# 36062
10:30 - 11:30 am
# 36061
1:30 - 2:30 pm
# 36059
# 36060
Tues & Thurs
Sept 2 - Dec 18
10:30 - 11:30 am
$ 155 / 13 sessions
Fridays
Sept 5 - Dec 12
10 - 11 am
$ 75 / 15
55+ Circuit Fit
This class is an option for those who
want exercise, but don’t want the
gym scene. We will use a variety
of equipment and will be fun yet
challenging enough to work up a
sweat. No Class: Nov 11
Instructor: Cathy Riopelle
# 36086
Tues & Thurs
Sept 9 - Dec 18
2 - 3 pm
$ 145 / 29 classes
Level 1 10:15 - 11:15 am
Exercises will be taught with a variety
of equipment to increase balance,
range of motion and strength.
Level 2 9:00 - 10:00 am
This class offers overall body
conditioning, balance and agility, core
strengthening and health and wellness
education. NO PUNCH CARDS!
No Class: Oct 13, Nov 11 & 19
Instructors: Joyce Leong & Steve
Thomson
Mondays
$ 84 / 14 sessions
Sept 8 - Dec 15
# 36100
Level 1
# 36101
Level 2
# 36099
# 36102
Wednesdays
$ 90 / 15 sessions
Sept 3 - Dec 17
Level 1
Level 2
Means something
new is happening!
Cardio & Strength
This class takes a modern approach
to low impact aerobics, stretching
and strength training. This all around
balanced fitness class will work your
whole body. Classes are designed
to improve your fitness level by using
weights, tubing and stability balls
and throwing in a ‘healthy dose’ of
cardio! This class is much like Simply
Strength but with a cardio difference!
No Class: Oct 3
Instructors: Joyce Leong & Janet
Gravoueille
# 36097
Fridays
Sept 5 - Dec 5
9 - 10 am
$ 78 / 13 classes
This class begins with a moderate
level warm up followed by exercises
that focus on strengthening, toning
and stretching key muscles. A long,
relaxing stretch completes the class.
No Class: Oct 13
Instructor: Janice Bradford
# 36103
Mon & Thurs
Sept 8 - Dec 11
9 - 10 am
$ 135 / 27 classes
55+ Beginner Strength
Training
Join us for this gentle introduction to
strength training. Strength training is
an excellent way to improve strength,
mobility and stamina. Using a
combination of cardio and resistance
exercises this class provides a whole
body workout! No Class: Nov 11
Instructor: Cathy Riopelle
# 36085
Tues & Thurs
Sept 9 - Dec 18
3 - 4 pm
$ 145 / 29 classes
Chair Fit
This non-impact workout is for those
who want to exercise but cannot
stand for long periods of time,
have limited mobility or range of
motion. This class can build strength,
cardiovascular endurance, flexibility
and balance, and improve abdominal
and lower back strength. Please note,
some standing and walking may be
required. Classes use upper and lower
body movements and the exercises
are done in and out of chairs - with no
floor work. No Class: Sept 26, Nov
7 & 11
# 36104
Tues & Fri
Sept 9 - Dec 12
9:15 - 10:15 am
$ 125 / 25 classes
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FALL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
Health & Wellness
Yoga
Fitness Classes
55+ TRX & Resistance
Training
Suspension training is perfect for the
older adult allowing user to modify
body position, base of support and
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mobility. No class:Nov 11
Instructor: Kim Hamilton
Level 1
Tues & Thurs
9 - 10 am
$ 78 / 12 sessions
# 36089
Sept 2 - Oct 9
# 36091
Oct 14 - Nov 27
Level 2
Wed & Fri
9 - 10 am
$ 78 / 12 sessions
Sept 3 - Oct 10
Oct 15 - Nov 21
# 36087
# 36090
Chair Yoga
Developed for those who cannot or
do not feel comfortable on the floor.
Focus will be on breathing, body
awareness, relaxation, stretching,
and gentle postures. Finish with a
meditation to rejuvenate the body and
mind. No class:Nov 11
Instructor: Kim Hamilton
# 36127
Tuesdays
Sept 16 - Dec 9
11 am -12 pm
$ 84 / 12 classes
“Laugh and the world
laughs with you, snore and
you sleep alone”
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Scent Sensitive
Courtenay Recreation patrons are
reminded that some participants
are allergic or sensitive to
cologne, perfume, after-shave
lotion and other scented body
products.
In consideration of this fact, you
are asked to refrain from wearing
artificial scents of any kind when
attending classes or activities at
the Florence Filberg Centre
Scooter Outreach
Program
Canada Scooters is pleased to join with
Courtenay Recreation in providing our
free Scooter Community Outreach
Program on the 3rd Wednesday of
every month at 2:30 pm, beginning
Wednesday October 15
Please feel free to drop by with your
mobility scooter or walker for minor
adjustments, air in your tires and
questions answered. We look forward
to meeting you. See you then! Drop ins only!
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No class: Oct 13 & 24
Mondays
Instructor: Sheron Jutila
# 36120
Sept 8 - Dec 8
Gentle Hatha 10:15 - 11:15 am
$ 98 / 13 classes
# 36121
Sept 8 - Dec 8
Hatha
2 - 3:15 pm
$ 104 / 13 classes
Instructor: Traci Skuce
Thursdays
Sept 11 - Dec 11
$ 112 / 14 sessions
# 36117
8:45 - 10 am
# 36118
10:15 - 11:30 am
Instructor: Sheron Jutila
# 36119
Fridays
Hatha
Sept 12 - Dec 12
10:00 - 11:15 am
$ 104 / 13 classes
In addition to cardiorespiratory
endurance (aerobic) activity,
older adults can benefit
from
muscle-strengthening
activities. Stronger muscles
help reduce the risk of falling
and improve the ability to
perform the routine tasks of
daily life.
Winter Registration begins
Nov 18th @ 8:30 am
Current members receive a 25% discount on Older Adult
programs - are you current?
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FALL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
Foot Care Clinic
Yoga for Joint Health
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No class: Oct 23
Instructor: Sheron Jutila
# 36123
Thursdays
Sept 11 - Dec 11
10 :00 -11:30 am
$ 117 / 13 classes
Our certified Foot Care nurse will
provide you with a nursing assessment,
education on preventing foot
problems, discuss general information
for proper foot care as well as cut your
toenails, file corns and calluses and
finish off with a massage.
Wednesdays
9:00 - 11 :20 am
$ 45
30 minute ppointments
Nov 19, Dec 17
Nordic Pole Walking
Similar to cross-country skiing in
technique, this invigorating cardio
workout uses nearly 90% of your
muscles by working both the upper
and lower body, and burns
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walking instructor. This easy, lowimpact activity is a fun way to get
fit! Note: Poles will be provided for
participants.
Instructor: Catherine Egan
# 36110
Fridays
Sept 12 - Oct 31
11 am - 12 pm
$ 60 / 8 classes
Zumba
This Latin infused dance class will burn
tons of calories and make you sweat.
You’ll experience Bollywood, Belly
Dance, Meringue, Salsa, Reggaeton,
and more!!
Instructor: Lyla Pettis
# 36213
Thursdays
Sept 25 - Nov 20
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
$ 68 / 8 classes
Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a gentle exercise program
that is a part of Traditional Chinese
Medicine (TCM). Derived from the
martial arts, tai chi is composed of slow,
deliberate movements, meditation,
and deep breathing, which enhance
physical health and emotional wellbeing. Tai chi improves overall fitness,
coordination, and agility. People who
practice tai chi on a regular basis tend
to have good posture, flexibility, and
range of motion, are more mentally
alert, and sleep more soundly at night.
No class:Nov 19
Instructor: Ivy Wang
Wednesdays
Sept 10 - Dec 10
$ 117 / 13 classes
# 36108
9 - 10 am (Level 2)
# 36107
10 - 11 am (Level 1)
# 36109
11:15-12:15 (Level 3)
GST WILL BE ADDED
TO PROGRAM FEES
Hearing Screenings
More than three million Canadians
have some degree of hearing loss that
can be attributed to many different
causes and disorders of the middle
or inner ear. In one way or another,
and at one time or another, it is likely
that each and every Canadian will be
affected by hearing loss.
Thursdays
Nov 20, Dec 18
20 minute appts
9:25 - 11 am
Please book your appointment with
the front desk
Nothing ruins a good program
faster than waiting until the
last minute to register! Sign up
today!
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FALL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
Sports
Health & Wellness
Badminton - All Ages
African Hand Drumming
Learn
basic
hand
drumming
techniques, become comfortable
jamming in a supportive circle of
friends, and reap the benefits of
‘getting into the groove’.
No class:Oct 13
Instructor: Monica Hofer
Mondays - Intermediates
11:45 - 12:45 pm
$ 75 / 6 classes
# 36219
Oct 27 - Dec 1
Wednesdays - Beginners
5:30 - 6:30 pm
$ 75 / 6 classes
# 36222
Oct 22 - Nov 26
Minds in Motion
Minds in Motion is designed for
people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
disease or a related demential and a
friend, family member or caregiver.
Enjoy light exercise conducted by a
certified finess instructor, followed
by activies or games and social
time in a relaxed atmosphere. Light
refreshments will be provided.
Wednesdays
1 - 3 pm
$ 42 / 7 classes / per couple
# 36128
Oct 29 - Dec 17
Please read your receipt
carefully or make note of
special instructions when
registering!
Drums Alive®
Using rhythm as the source of
inspiration to discover a new group
fitness experience, Drums Alive®
combines the benefits of a traditional
physical fitness program with the
benefits to the brain of music and
rhythm. This program, which has
participants drumming on large
exercise balls while getting aerobic
exercise, fosters a healthy balance
physically, mentally, emotionally and
socially! Join a class and experience
how it provides an element of fun
and creative expression - it is perfect
training for the whole body. It
improves memory and brainpower by
using cross-coordinated movements
and integration of memory-enhancing
exercises and includes all aspects of
traditional endurance training, which
stimulates the cardiovascular system.
It’s a great combination of movementtherapy with music, sound and dance
therapy which will challenge your
body in various ways.
Instructor: Monica Hofer
Wednesdays
7 - 8 pm
$ 60 / 6 classes
# 36229
Oct 22 - Nov 26
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Get some exercise, meet new players
and improve your game in this fast
paced group sport!
Mon, Thurs & Fri
Sept 4 - Dec 19
7 - 9 pm
$ 1.50 member drop in
$ 2.50 non member drop in
Pickleball
Join in and have fun playing this
exciting paddle game! Like a mini
tennis game, Pickleball is played
by 2 or 4 people on a badminton
sized court using wood paddle
racquets and a plastic style baseball.
Equipment will be provided.
No Games: Sept 16, Nov 11 & 18
Tues & Thurs
Sept 9 - Dec 11
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Native Sons Hall
$ 1.50 member drop in
$ 2.50 non ember drop in
Pickleball - Strictly
Beginners
Theser dates will focus on those who
are new to this exciting sport! Join us,
where we will teach you about the
rules allowing time to play with others
who are just starting out. In no time,
your confidence will be soaring!
Tues & Thurs
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Native Sons Hall
$ 1.50 member drop in
$ 2.50 non ember drop in
November 4 & 6
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FALL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
Painting with
Watercolours
General Interest
Write your Life Story
Writing your life story is telling of your
experience, strength and hope passed
on to your family and loved ones.
Learn to access memories through a
variety of writing exercises and story
sharing. You will be encouraged
to write small vignettes that recount
different aspects of your life. This is
a powerful and fun way to generate
ideas or add another chapter to your
ever evolving life story.
Instructor: Traci Skuce
# 36122
Thursdays
Sept 25 - Nov 13
1 - 2:30 pm
$ 96 / 8 classes
Bringing order to complexity is
the key to painting, particularly to
water colour painting. In a step by
step demonstration driven teaching
process this is exactly what you will
learn to do with personal coaching
in an enjoyable atmosphere. The
program will involve a variety of
techniques unique to water colour
such as washes, graded washes,
masking, dry brush, glazing and
more. Attention will be paid to the
selection and care of materials and
tools that will make your work more
rewarding. No Class: Oct 13
Instructor: Bill Kerr
# 36111
Monday
Oct 16 - Dec 1
9 am - noon
$ 120 / 8 classes
Piano Lessons
Egg Tempera Painting
No paint handles as nicely on the brush
as egg tempera. It is as transparent or
opaque as you wish. It dries quickly
allowing glazing opportunities you
have only dreamed of! In Florence
the perfectly preserved egg tempera
work in the cathedral are a few
hundred years older than the aged
oils and are still perfect today! A $
17 supply fee will be collected by the
instructor. Deadline to register Oct 27
Instructor: Bill Kerr
# 36115
Sat & Sun
Nov 15 & 16
10 am - 3:30 pm
$ 50 / 2 classes
Have you always wanted to play the
piano? Music makes your brain work
better and here’s your chance to learn
your favorite songs. These small group
classes study the basics of music, then
you choose more! The first book
costs $ 28 and a piano or keyboard is
recommended for practising at home.
Instructor: Debbie Ross
# 36125
Thursdays
Sept 11 - Nov 27
11 am - noon
$ 198 / 12 classes
Archery
The use of bow and arrow dates back
to the Middle Ages. Now it is the sport
and relaxation for men and women
throughout the world. Increase your
strength and fitness, test your skills and
meet new people in this step-by-step
instructional program.
Please leave your name
on our interest list
Registration Policy
• All registrations are processed
on a first come, first served
basis.
• Pre-registration is required for
all classes except when specified as a drop in class.
• Fees are to be paid in full at
the time of registration by
cash, cheque, Visa, Mastercard
or Debit Card. Please make
cheques payable to the City of
Courtenay.
• Registration is limited to the immediate family plus members
from one other family only.
• Courtenay Recreation reserves
the right to cancel any programs.
• GST will be charged on all programs.
• A $ 20 handling charge will be
collected on NSF cheques.
• Please read confirmation receipts carefully for information
on dates, times, supplies, etc.
• A full or pro-rated refund will
be given if class is cancelled or
for medical reasons with a doctor’s note.
• All requests for refunds, credits
or transfers will be processed
with a full refund up to FIVE days
before the start of the program.
After this time, an administrative
fee of $ 5 will be charged on all
cash, visa, Mastercard and Debit
Card refunds.
• Refunds left as a CREDIT on
your account will NOT be
charged the administrative fee.
• Refunds will NOT be approved
after a program has ended.
NOTE: This policy may be revised periodically
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FALL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
Intro to Computers
One on One Training
This class, geared toward the
computer novice, offers an overview
of basic computer parts, using
the mouse and keyboard and
an introduction to the Microsoft
Windows operating system. You
will also learn some basic computer
terminology and find out where to
locate help when you need it. Simple
practical exercises will illustrate all of
the subjects covered.
# 36534
Mon & Wed
Nov 17 & 19
10:30 - 11:45 am
$ 55 / 2 classes
Do you have questions regarding
your email, the Internet, Microsoft
Word, and other programs on the
computer? Is a group setting not
your scene? These private sessions
address beginner and intermediate
computing questions like these.
When registering, please indicate
which area you would like specific
instruction or assistance in.
$ 42 / 1 session
# 37316
Mon, Nov 24
9 - 10:15 am
# 37317
Mon, Nov 24
10:30-11:45 am
# 37318
Wed, Nov 26
9 - 10:15 am
# 37319
Wed, Nov 26
10:30 - 11:45 am
Email Essentials
TWindows Live Mail is the free e-mail
program that Microsoft recommends
for your Windows computer. You
can assign your current email account
(Shaw or Telus) to this program.
We will learn how to download the
program to your computer and set it
up (personalize) for your needs. Topics
will include: sending, receiving and
forwarding messages, and receiving
and saving attachments (photographs
and documents). This latest version
(2011) of Windows Live Mail can
NOT be used on older Windows XP
computers.
# 36559
Mon & Wed
Nov 17 & 19
9 - 10:15 am
$ 55 / 2 classes
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Camera to PC
This class, geared toward the
computer novice, offers an overview
of basic computer parts, using
the mouse and keyboard and
an introduction to the Microsoft
Windows operating system. You
will also learn some basic computer
terminology and find out where to
locate help when you need it. Simple
practical exercises will illustrate all of
the subjects covered.
# 37315
Tues & Thurs
Nov 18 & 20
9 - 10:15 am
$ 55 / 2 classes
Current Evergreen
Members receive a 25%
discount on program fees
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SPECIAL EVENTS
Reminder: Please arrive a few
minutes early as the movies start right
on time. Admission: one loonie
Friday, Nov 7th :
No movie due to Charles Dicken Crafr
Faire event
.
THE GRAND SEDUCTION
A small Newfoundland fishing village
tries to get a much needed doctor
to stay, using tactics which make the
town seem more appealing than it
actually is. 1 hr & 53 mins
Friday, Nov 21 ,2014,12:30pm
Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg
Centre
Movies sponsored by Gone
Hollywood in Comox
Spotlight on the Sid
250-338-2430
www.sidwilliamstheatre.com
NOVEMBER IS ROCKING!!!!!
Starting with
Nov8 Max & Ruby..Nutcracker Suite
Nov 9 Balto...Family Film Series
Nov 15 Avenue Q...Broadway
Musical
Nov 16 Barra MacNeil..Celtic
Christmas
Nov 24 Mattina Musica..Sarah Hagen
& Soprano,Anne Grimm
Nov 22 Warren Miller.’s “No Turning
Back...Skiers & Snow
Boarders
Nov 28 Black Umfolosi...Song &
Dance of native Zimbabwe &
Africa
Marlene Oolo...your Cultural
Ambassador
Flu Clinics
Flu Clinics will be held at the Florence Filberg Centre Conference Hall) on the
following dates: Monday, November 3rd & Monday, November 17th; 9:00 am 11:30 am A complete schedule of ALL Flu Clinic dates in the Valley will be available at
the office next month.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
Christmas
bazaar & luncheon
Wednesday, November 5th
10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Florence Filberg Centre, Conference Hall
Give Santa a hand - start Christmas shopping early
You’ll find something for everyone on your list!
photographs • baking • wooden toys • knitting •
crafts ornaments • jams • and much more!
Luncheon (serving baked ham with fixings)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Florence Filberg Centre, Rotary Hall
Tickets for lunch at the door only
Friday Nigh
Frid
Night
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Florence
Filberg Rotary Hall
‘
$5 members, $7 non- members, tickets at door only
Sunday,
December 7th
Doors open at 11:00 am
catered brunch at noon
Florence Filberg Centre,
Conference Hall
Tickets:
Available at the Florence
Filberg office
$26 ~ before November 30
$28 ~ after November 30
Upcoming:
November 14 ~ Reis Vink
November 28 ~Crosstown Express
December 12 ~Dan Hughes Band
Island Living Lifestyle 2015
5
coupon books are on
sale now!
22001 41
5
Stop by the Filberg Centre office
for your copy or to take a look at what
the book has to offer.
Proceeds go to Evergreen Club
activities.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
The Evergreen Club
presents
Sunday, November 30th
Courtenay
Centennial
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Thursday, January 1
Florence Filberg Centre, Conference Hall
$5/person (available at the Filberg office)
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
The Comox Valley Concert Band features music
from the British Isles as well as a medley of Canadian
folk tunes. The spirit of advent will be celebrated with
festive favourites and lesser known carols.
Coffee will be served following the concert.
Free
Conference Hall (upper level),
with ticket
Florence Filberg Centre
411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay
Pick-up free tickets at the Courtenay
Recreation Lewis Centre or Filberg Centre
starting December 8.
Recruit a new Evergreen
Club member ...
and be entered to win!
It’s time to purchase 2015 Evergreen
Club memberships.
If you have a current Evergreen
Club membership you can
renew your membership for
only $21.00 plus tax.
This deal is on sale now until
December 31, 2014.
As an added bonus recruit a new member to the
Evergreen Club and be entered to win two tickets
to Winter Harp at the Sid Williams Theatre!
Winter Harp is on December 11 and the tickets are
valued at $100.
The draw takes place December 1.
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BUS TRIP & EXCURSIONS
TRIP POLICY
As a participant on the trips, please read the following information carefully. If you have any questions
or concerns, please contact the office at 250-338-1000. We will be happy to assist you.
1. Any person participating in a day or
overnight trip from the Evergreen
Seniors must have a
current
membership. Members may bring
a guest.
2. Payment
&
Registration
Day Trips: You may register
for day trips as the information
appears
in
the
monthly
newsletter.
Full
Payments
are now due upon booking.
Overnight trips: The dates for
booking these tours will appear
in your newsletter. At the time of
booking a stated deposit must be
paid. Post-dated payments are to
be left for the balance owing.
3. Cancellation
&
Refunds:
Cancellation may be accepted
for medical reasons. It may
not be possible to provide full
refunds if we are unable to re-sell
your seat. Medical certificates
may be requested. Refunds
will not be made for any other
reasons unless approved by the
Coordinator, except when all seats
are sold and we are able to resell
your ticket.
4. Seating: There will be ASSIGNED
SEATING for all passengers with
the exception of the Escort. Please
advise staff if you are traveling
with a partner and if you have
any specific requirements when
traveling on the bus trip. The seat
directly behind the bus driver
is reserved for the escort.
5. Gratuities: Gratuities are included
in the cost of the day trips.
6. Book now and don’t be
disappointed. If a trip is not filled
by the deadline, the seats may then
be sold to non-members.
7. B.C. Residents (65 years &
over) travel 1/2 price on the B.C.
Ferries Monday through Thursday.
Note: Some exceptions may apply
to some trips contracted with
Travel companies. You must bring
your identification on all trips
that involve travel on B.C. Ferries.
Post Dated Payments
PAYMENT & REGISTRATION:
You may register for day & overnight trips as the information appears in the
monthly newsletter.
DAY TRIPS:
Fees are to be paid in full at time of registration by cash, cheque, Debit Card,
VISA or Mastercard. (Please make cheques payable to the “City of Courtenay”).
OVERNIGHT TRIPS:
When booking, a stated deposit must be paid. Post dated payments are to be
left for the balance owing for overnight trips, by cheque, VISA or Mastercard.
Payment will be applied 30 days or 45 days prior to departure and specified by
trip.
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8. Please arrive at least 15
minutes prior to departure of bus
trips.
9. Passports or Enhanced Drivers
Licenses are required when
traveling to the US.
Perfume Alert
Please be aware of perfume
allergies and do not wear perfume
on bus trips.
Assigned Bus Seating
for 44 passenger
motorcoach trips
You only need to arrive 15 minutes
prior to departure (unless otherwise
specified) and your seat number
will be posted on the board in the
lobby of the centre.
Please advise our staff upon
registration if you are traveling with a
partner, and if you have any specific
requirements when traveling with
us. Thank you for your continued
support!
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BUS TRIPS & EXCURSIONS
Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s Dinner
Theatre -”Kitchen Party”
Tropical Costa Rica (#36692)
Beauty & the Beast (#36734)
(#37332)
In cooperation with Island Fever Travel
This is a Collette Vacation tour.
Join Melinda Burns of Ageless
Adventure Tours for this adventure of a
life time
Highlights: . San Jose, Coffee
Plantation, Guanacaste, Monteverde
Cloud Forest, Hanging Bridges,
Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal Cruise,
Cooking Demonstration, Cano Negro
Refuge, Zarcero, National Theatre
Tale as old as time, true as it can
be. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,
the smash hit Broadway musical!
Based on the Academy Awardwinning animated feature film, this eyepopping spectacle has won the hearts
of over 35 million people worldwide.
This classic musical love story is filled
with unforgettable characters, lavish
sets and costumes, and dazzling
production numbers including “Be
Our Guest” and the beloved title
song. Experience the romance and
enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and
the Beast!Tickets are located in the
Centre Orchestra, rows .16-18
DATE: Saturday, February 7, 2015
DEPARTS: 8:30 am
RETURNS: 10:00 pm
COST:$195.00 per person
Includes theatre ticket, bus
transportation, ferry fare, bus driver
gratuity & GST.
Please Note: The deadline to
purchase tickets is Nov 3rd. If sufficient
interest is not shown for this trip it will
be cancelled. Ticket purchases need
to made well in advance of show date.
This is the way theatre should be enjoyed. With your full Dinner Theatre
experience, you will enjoy a delicious
three course dinner consisting of a
starter, entree and dessert served
at your table in the Oak Bay Beach
Hotel’s beautifully appointed David
Foster Foundation Theatre. After
dinner, it is time to sit back and enjoy
the show. “Kitchen Party” is a comedy
with improv and great tunes!
DATE : Thursday, April 17, 2015
DEPARTS: 3:30 pm
RETURNS: 1:00 am
COST : $199 per person (includes,
bus transportation , dinner and theatre)
Neil Diamond (#37331)
In cooperation with Island Fever
Travel,
Neil Diamond, 0ver his illustrious career, Diamond has recorded 37 Top
40 singles and has seen 16 of his albums hit the Top 10 Billboard charts.
Neil Diamond is the third best-selling
adult contemporary artist behind
only Barbra Streisand and Elton John.
Diamond has sold over 125 million
records worldwide, making him one
of the world’s best-selling artists of all
time. Neil will be performing at Rogers Arena on May 7, 2015
DEPARTS: Thursday, May 7, 2015,TBA
RETURNS: Friday, May 8, 2015, TBA
COST : $499.00 per based on
double occupancy includes accommodation at the Georgian Court with
breakfast buffet, Italian dinner, and
great seats.
Lush forests and stunning waterfalls…
rumbling volcanoes and endless
coastlines. Costa Rica is a paradise
teeming with exotic plants and
incredible animals. Explore part of the
20,000 acre nature preserve of Cano
Negro on a river boat adventure.
Spend two nights in Monteverde’s
fascinating cloud forest. Experience
the forest canopy on hanging bridges.
Explore San Jose’s Plaza de Cultura
and the magnificent National Theatre.
Relax in the mineral-rich waters of
a hot springs with views of Arenal
Volcano. Luxuriate at a beach and
golf resort for two nights in Tamarindo
Beach, known for its breathtaking
beauty and fine sandy beaches.
DEPARTS:Thurs, Jan 29, 2015, TBA
RETURNS: Thurs; Feb 12, 2015, TBA
COST: $3,939.00 Dble Occupancy
$4,717.00 Single Occupany
Included in Price: Home &
Return pick up from Comox
Valley to the Richmond, overnight
accommodation ;Round Trip transfers
to and from YVR, Round Trip Air, Air
taxes and fees / surcharges of $360
per person (subject to increase until
paid in full), Hotel Arrival Transfers
for groups of 10 or more and Hotel
Departure Transfers
Not included in the price:
Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of
$320 per person
Celtic Thunder (# 37333)
In cooperation with Island Fever
Travel,
Celtic Thunder is an Irish singing
group and stage show which is
frequently featured in concert specials on PBS. Celtic Thunder is known
for its eclectic, theatrical style show.
Celtic Thunder will be performing
in Victoria at the Save On Memorial
Arena . Our tickets are located in Section 110 and you will enjoy a Dinner
Buffet prior to the concert
DATE : Wednesday, March 11, 2015
DEPARTS: TBA
RETURNS: TBA
COST : $199 per person
includes bus transportation, buffet
dinner and show tickets)
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BUS TRIPS & EXCURSIONS
Tulalip Casino/Resort
Getaway (#36021 )
Christmas in Butchart Gardens
The ever popular getaway to this
Marysville, Washington Resort!
DEPARTS: Mon, Nov. 17,2014, 8am
RETURNS: Thurs, Nov. 20, 2014, 7pm
COST: $498.00 Double Occupancy
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Tulalip Resort; bus transportation,
ferry charges for bus, ferry fare, 3
breakfasts, 3 dinner buffets, bus
driver gratuity) . A detailed itinerary
will be provided 2 weeks prior to
departure date with your home pick
up times.
In cooperation with Square 1 TravelPlus
Our early afternoon departure from
Courtenay will take us to Butchart
Gardens to enjoy their Christmas
Festivities. After our included
Christmas buffet dinner we will do
the “Twelve Days of Christmas” stroll
which features tens of thousands of
coloured lights before returning to
our inner harbour Royal Scot Hotel
in Victoria. The morning and early
afternoon are yours to enjoy the many
attractions Victoria offers. We leave
mid-afternoon and plan to swing
through Ladysmith to catch their
Festival of Lights show before our
return to the Comox Valley.
DEPARTS: Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
RETURNS: Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
COST: $265.00 Double Occupancy
$320.00 Single Occupancy
Includes hotel accommodation, buffet
dinner, admission to Butchart
Gardens, bus transportation, gratuities
and GST.
Uniworld River Cruise: Lisbon
to Porto (# 35904 )
Date changed
In cooperation with Square 1 TravelPlus
Indulge your passion for food, history
and music as you discover the warmth
of Portugal and Spain. This Uniworld
Douro River cruise takes place on
the beautiful ship - Queen Isabel.
Departs: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Returns: Sunday ,May 17, 2015
Cost: $5,074.00 Double occ.
$7,173.00 Single occ.
Price includes: 3 night’s accom. in
Lisbon with city tour and 7 night cruise
in a Category 1 river-view stateroom
with French Balcony, all gratuities
onboard and on shore, all transfers on
arrival and departure days, all meals
onboard, 13 excursions including
“choice is yours” options, unlimited
beverages onboard, including wine,
beer, spirits and cocktails. Airfare
extra – Allow approx. $1400 inc taxes
from Comox.This trip will be escorted
from Vancouver Island.
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(#36689) A few seats remaining!
South Pacific Cruise with
Holland America (#36690)
In cooperation with Square 1 TravelPlus
Interested in a South Pacific Cruise
with Holland America?
Segment One: April 5 – 19, 2015
from Auckland , New Zealand to
Sydney, Australia
(14 nights) with option for
Second Segment:
April 19 – May 10, 2015
from Sydney to Vancouver (22 nights).
Escorted from Vancouver Island.
Please put your name on our Interest
list at the office. Our office will contact
you once we have the complete
itinerary.
The Book of Mormon (#35197)
Winner of 9 Tony Awards, including
Best Musical!
Don’t miss out on this hilarious
musical seen on Boradway in New
York!
Tickets have been purchased for the 2
pm matinee performance . Tickets are
located in the Left Centre Orchestra,
rows .
DEPARTS: Sunday, April 12, 2015,TBA
RETURNS Sunday, April 12, 2015,TBA
COST:$195.00 per person
Includes theatre ticket, bus
transportation, ferry fare, bus driver
gratuity & GST.
Mystery Trip (# 37334))
Over the mountains, over the sea
Vancouver Island is where I want to be
Beautiful landscapes, scenery galore,
As you travel this island, it will make
your heart soar!
DATE: Wednesday, April 15 , 2015
DEPARTS: 9 am
RETURNS: 5 pm
COST: $ 92. 00 per person for an all
inclusive day!
Note: Times for this trip are subject to
change.
iKEA /BOULEVARD CASINO
(#37335 )
In cooperation with Island Fever Travel
Swedish for common sense Shop at
IKEA all day or maybe the Boulevard
Casino is to your liking, or visit both.
DATE:Tuesday;November 25, 2014
DEPARTS: 6:45 am
RETURNS: 8:30 pm
COST: $119.00 for those 65 years +
$139.00 for under 65 yrs
Trip includes bus transportation & bus
ferry costs.
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BUS TRIPS & EXCURSIONS
Hawaii Celebrity Solstice
Cruise (#34959)
In cooperation with Square 1 TravelPlus
Aloha. We fly Air Canada from
Vancouver to Hawaii; for a 3 night stay
at the Ohana East hotel in downtown
Honolulu. Our hotel is near the
International MarketPlace, Waikiki
beach and the Waikiki Trolley. We then
board Celebrity Solstice and cruise
to Maui and the big island of Hawaii
where we will also sail past the active
Volcano on Mount Kilauea before
sailing back to Vancouver. We will
have 5 days at sea to enjoy our cruise
ship which is part of the Solstice Class,
named “Best Cruise Ships” by
Frommers in 2011.
DEPARTS: Friday, April 17, 2015
RETURNS: Friday, May 1, 2015
COST: $3,285.00 Double Occupancy
Price includes: home pickup, return
bus and ferry transp. to Vancouver,
flight to Honolulu, transfers and 3 hotel
nights in Honolulu with 3 breakfasts
and 1 dinner, balcony stateroom on
cruise with meals, entertainment and
cocktail reception, tour coordinator,
bus gratuities and taxes.
Victoria Day Trip (#36735)
Enjoy an afternoon in beautiful
Victoria! Passengers can be dropped
off at View Royal Casino, or downtown to shop, visit the Royal BC museum’s “Vikings” display- , or meet a
friend for lunch. You choose how you
would like to spend your time.
DATE: Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
DEPARTS:7:30 am
RETURNS:7:30 pm
COST: $48.00 per person
(includes bus transportation only)
Mississippi Paddlewheeler
(#36691)
In cooperation with Ageless Adventure
Tours, a division of Mandate Tours.
Highlights: New Orleans, LA
Mississippi River ;Oak Alley Plantation
St. Francisville; Natchez; Jefferson
College ;Tour of antebellum mansions;
Vicksburg;Waterways Experiment
Station; The Church of Holy Trinity;
Old Court House Museum;
Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum;
Yesterday’s Child Doll and Toy
Museum; Lower Mississippi River
Museum; Helena; Cherry St. Historic
district; Memphis
Passengers from the Comox Valley
will be picked up at their homes,
driven to Richmond, join the group
the next morning on your journey to
the Mississippi. Upon return of the
trip, same passengers will be picked
up at your lower mainland hotel and
transported back to you homes in the
Valley. All included in the price.
DEPARTS: Wed; March 25, 2015. TBA
RETURNS: Sun; April 5, 2015, TBA
COST:
Category C :
$6,110.00 per person Dble Occ
Category D:
$5,868.00 per person Dble Occ
Catgory E:
$5,716.00 per person Dble. Occ
Cancellation & medical insurance
is recommended
An itinerary on the 12 day trip, which
also outlines what is included in the
fee is available at the office. A detailed
itinerary is provided two weeks prior
to departure date.
Christmas at Tulalip Casino/
Resort (#36023)
A Christmas holiday escape
at the beautiful Tulalip Resort
in Marysville, Washington!
Please note: There are no 2 bed
rooms available for this trip.
DEPARTS: Tues,Dec 23,2014, 8am
RETURNS: Fri, Dec 26, 2014, 7 pm
COST: $521.00 Double Occupancy
$746.00 Single Occupancy
$574.00 Dble.Occ Non-gold Card
$784.00 Sgle. Occ Non-gold Card
Trip includes: home pick up, 3 nights
accommodation at Tulalip Resort; bus
trans., ferry charges for bus,passenger
ferry fare, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinner
buffets, bus driver gratuity )
Note: A detailed itinerary will be
provided 2 weeks prior to departure
date with your home pick up times
Chemainus Theatre “Sherlock
Holmes and the case of the
Christmas Carol” (#35951)
A holiday Mystery!
DATE: Wed., December 3, 2014
DEPARTS:11:30 am RETURNS:
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Note: Space based on availability.
Trip is definitely going from the lower
Mainland.
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NOVEMBER AT A GLANCE
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Simply Strength (2)
9-10 am
Stretch & Strength
9-10 am
Simply Strength (1)
10:15 -11:15 am
Yoga 10:15 -11:15 am
*55+ Strength Trng
10:30 - 11:30 am &
1:30-2:30 pm
Drumming (Int)
11:45 - 12:45
Cycling Group
meets 9:30 am
(weather permitting)
Canasta 10 - 12
Table Tennis
11:30 am - 1 pm
Book Club
(1st Monday of each
month) 1-2 pm
Yoga 2 -3:15 pm
Drama Club Meets
3:15 -5:00 pm
Quilting 12-4 pm
*Badminton
1 - 3 pm
Snooker Drop-in
Play 7am to 4:30 pm
Whist 7:30 -9:30 pm
55+ TRX Level 1
9-10 am *
Chair Fit
9:15-10:15 am
Bible Study
Tuesday 10-11:30 am
Fabric Painters
9:30 am
Crib 10 am - 12 pm
Spanish 9:30 - 11 am
Happy Gang
10 am - 12 pm
*55+ Strength Trng
10:30 –11:30 am
Darts
10:30am-12:30 pm
Chair Yoga
11 am - 12 pm
Table Tennis
12:30-4:00 pm
Mahjong 12:30-3 pm
55+ Circuit Fit 2-3
Pickleball 2:30-4:30
55+ Beg Str Trng
3 –4 pm
Carpet Bowling
League Play 1 pm
Stamp Club
(2nd Tuesday of
each month) 1-3 pm
Camera Club
(1st & 3rd Tues. of the
month) 12-2:30pm
55+ TRX Level 2
9-10 am *
Simply Strength (2)
9-10 am
Tai Chi 9 am-12:15
Heartstrings
10 am - 12 pm
Simply Strength (1)
10:15 -11:15 am
*55+ Strength Trng
10:30 - 11:30 am &
1:30-2:30 pm
Chair Dance
10:15 -11:15 am
Cycling Group
meets 9:30 (weather
permitting)
Chess
12:30 -3:30pm
Texas Hold’em
12:15- 3:30 pm
Minds in Motion 1-3
Mexican Train
1 -3 pm (2nd & 4th
Wednesday of the
month)
Meet & Greet
(Singles) 1 - 3 pm
1st Wed of month
Helping Hands
1 pm 4th Wed of
month
Scrabble
1 - 4 pm Games
Room
Drumming (Beg)
5:30 - 6:30
Snooker Drop-in
Play 7 am to 12:00
pm
Yoga 8:45 - 10 am
Yoga 10:15 - 11:30
55+ TRX Level 1
9-10 am *
Yoga for joints
10-11:30
Stretch & Strength
9 - 10 am
Brazilian
Embroidery
9 am - 12 pm
Gospel Sing-Along
10:30 -11:30 am
*55+ Strength Trng
10:30 - 11:30 am
Piano 11 am - 12 pm
Zumba 11:30 - 12:30
55+ Circuit Fit 2-3
Pickleball 2:304:30
*55+ Beg.Str Trng
3 –4 pm
Art Club
12:30 –3:30 pm
Genealogy Club
1 pm
(3rd Thursday of the
Month)
Bridge 12:30 -3:30
*Badminton
1 - 3 pm
Snooker League
Play 9 am
55+ TRX Level 2
9-10 am *
Chair Fit
9:15-10:15 am
Cardio and Str.
9-10: am
*55+ Strength Trng
10 - 11 am
Yoga 10 -11:15 am
Nordic Walking
11 am - noon
Choristers
10:00 -11:30 am
Recorder 10-11:30
Chess 12:30-3:30
Bingo 1 - 3 pm
*Badminton
1 - 3 pm
At the Movies
12:30 pm (1st &
3rd Fridays) Check
Special Events for
dates.
IPADS (1st Tues )
2:30 pm
Knit & Crochet
Group 1:30-3 pm
Activities listed
which appear in
Bold Red Type
require advanced
registration fee.
* indicates
programs held at
Lewis Centre.
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Bridge 7-10 pm
Snooker League
Play 9 am
Golf Club meets at
Longlands on Wed.
& Fri, 9:30 am from
April to October.
Friday Night
Dances
7:30 pm (check
schedule on front
page of newsletter)
Snooker Drop-in
Play 7am to 4:30 pm
& 7 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday
Computer Lab
Maintenance is
completed on
the first Friday
of each month.
Computers will
not be available
during this time.
Centre Hours: closed
on Saturdays .
Open on specified
dates for Special
Events.
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