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.

Just Posted

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

Curling Club Sponsor League keen on the ice

Weekly games began at the Quesnel Curling Club on Oct. 11

Biologist will be monitoring wildfire impacts on aqua culture and runoff

A change in runoff patterns in wildfire impacted areas could result in lakes not getting oxygenated properly

Snowy track made running very slick and slippery

Quesnel cross-country athletes dominated race and owned the podium

Silver Screen Scoundrels Quesnel performance an opportunity for a new experience

Homemade silent movie in background adds a unique atmosphere to performance

VIDEO: ‘Lyle the singing pig’ searching for home

SPCA say the pig is ‘not opera-ready’

Dorsett has 2 goals, assist in Canucks’ 4-2 win over Sabres

‘It was a real good hockey game by our group,’ Canucks coach Travis Green said.

Berry disappointed: Bear tries to eat fake fruit on woman’s door wreath

A Winnipeg woman has taken her berry-embellished wreath down, after a hungry bear visited her porch

Man in custody linked police search near Salmon Arm

Police have not connected arrest to search at Salmon River Road property

B.C. search groups mobilize for missing mushroom picker

Searchers from across the province look for Frances Brown who has been missing since Oct. 14.

Have you heard about Black Press scholarships?

Up to 37 scholarships are awarded each year to students throughout British Columbia

Search for missing B.C. man a race against winter weather

David Jeff of Williams Lake was last seen in Kamloops during the chaotic wildfire evacuations

Man steals police car, goes for a ‘slow’ ride

Mission RCMP say the motive of the theft is unknown

Dodgers punch ticket to World Series

This will be the first time the Los Angles Dodgers have made it to the World Series since 1988.

Most Read