News from the local seniors

Ruth Scoullar keeps up on all the events, celebrations and activities for seniors in Quesnel

In my column Sept. 12, I said Open House at the Seniors Centre would be held Sept. 10 which was incorrect. They are holding the event today Sept. 26, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch will be available. It’s reassuring to know some people read the column. Thank you for setting me straight.

Call for bowlers

Seniors 55 and over are invited to join others at the Rev Bowling Lanes at 454 Reid Street for bowling which resumed Sept. 5. Seniors bowling is held Mondays and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fee is $8 per year and costs $10 to bowl three games. Those interested should come about 15 minutes early and join other bowlers.

What’s happening

at the  Golden Centre

Earlier this year, the OAPO gave the City of Quesnel $1,000 to go toward a bench. At their monthly meeting Sept. 11 members thanked the City for placing their bench in the West Fraser Timber Park and are pleased to say that it is being used and passed on compliments. While in the West Fraser Timber Park you will notice an added attraction of a play house in the shape of a bee hive burner.

Gus Schaub presented Mickey Ohara with a wooden plaque that he made on behalf of branch 77 for the number of volunteer hours he has given to the Centre.

A nominating committee is taking names of those who wish to let their names stand for election of president, vice president and three directors at the Annual General Meeting Oct. 9. The loss of several members of the executive leaves a gap.

Also, next month they will hold their Bake and Rummage Sale, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mark this on your calendar as well as the OAPO Christmas dinner to be held in the Golden Centre Dec. 15.

Dr. Larry Diane who will be speaking on Successful Ageing at the Golden Centre Nov. 15, 4:30 – 6 p.m. All interested are most welcome to attend this special event.

Ruth Scoullar is a seniors’ advocate and regular Observer contributor.