June 2023 Newsletter
2023-06-30 Last Updated on: 2023-08-24
Happy Summers Day everyone, I’ve loved the sunshine we’ve been having but I enjoyed the rain more. I worry about our forests and them staying green and we want the forests to stay that way.
I have a few things to tell you and the first thing is we will be switching to summer hours. The Centre will only be open Tuesday to Thursday beginning July 4th and ending September 1st. Then we will be open Monday to Friday. Please mark this on your calendars. From Tuesday to Thursday, we will still be serving our normal lunches and our Friday hot lunch will resume on September 8th. Check with the Centre to find out what our amazing cooks will be preparing for you. (See the new activity schedule which is attached.)
Fran, our very talented art teacher would like her art students to know she will be holding drop-in art classes on Tuesdays, July 4th to the 25th from 12:30 – 3:00. She will be taking August for her summer break and will then resume classes Monday, September 11th, from 10:00 to 12:00.
We hope you have been informed of the changes, and this will give all of the hard-working volunteers and instructors a well-deserved break. This will give you time to enjoy your families and guests who of course will be visiting you, and time to go travelling.
I was reading an article in a magazine, and this caught my attention and I thought you might enjoy it as well. The older you get the more you realize how precious life is. You have no desire for drama, conflict, or stress. You just want good friends, a cozy home, food on the table, and people who make you happy.
Now wouldn’t it be great if all of us could just have this in our lives, I believe the Centre offers this and more. The longer I’ve been with the Centre the happier I’ve been. Thank you to all of you who have made me feel happy and cared for.
Our winner this month of the Thrifty’s gift certificate is Wilfrid Puffer, congratulations Wilfred. Enjoy your shopping.
Until next month, go to the beach and enjoy for free what many people pay big bucks to come and see, and don’t forget the music in the park. It will make you happy.
We would like to thank all our donors who support our Centre, including the following: Susan Forrest, Royal LePage, Nana and Papa’s Bakery, Springford Farm, Save-On Foods, Island Cleaning Supplies, Parks West Business Products, Hidden Treasures Thrift Store, the Vancouver Island Regional Library (Parksville) and Thrifty’s Foods.