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March 2022 Newsletter


Happy Spring Everyone,

Our Centre is finally open, hopefully for good and it’s so nice to be back with all of you.

Our classes are up and running and I see many of you that I’ve met before. We’ve had questions about starting Bag Baseball again and we need at least 2 teams of 4-6 players to begin. Please, please, call the Centre if you are interested in learning to play this game or if you’re a person who knows the game and wants to start again. The Office number is 250-586-5999 and we’ll start as soon as we have 2 teams. Here’s a reminder about our Thursday Keep Fit classes at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Pam is back and the lessons are on. Come say hi to Pam and get some exercise as well.

We are looking for VOLUNTEERS!!!!!!! We know you’re out there just waiting to be asked, and we can’t have a Centre unless everyone that can, pitches in!

  1. We need 2 people to shop the bargains in town to keep our kitchen running smoothly. A list will be given from the kitchen coordinator as to what will be needed.
  2. I need 2 or 3 people who would like to make soup with me maybe every other week, and we’ll do this in the Centre’s kitchen. Please bring your favourite recipes with you so we can share and have fun.
  3. I’ve also been asked about playing crib, please phone the office so we can start a list.

We have a new librarian, Donna Verreta. Thank you Donna for stepping up to the plate.

We have been asked by the Technology Centre if we would like to have a workshop geared to Seniors to learn how to use all your new toys, (computers, tablets, phones, etc.) Once again, phone the office if you are interested and we’ll start a list. This workshop is at no cost to you.

We also will be having on May 4th, a Wednesday, at 10:00 am, an eBook learning session with Susan Pierce, Regional Librarian. This could also mean a tablet. With all of us wanting to travel once again it would be nice to be up to date on what the library can offer us for free.

Keep your date book open as we are going to have a Spring Tea on Saturday, May 28th at 2:00 PM. Cost is $10.00 per person. There will be entertainment (great singing), a wear your best hat contest, mouth-watering baking at your table, as well as your own tea pot, we will serve you coffee if you don’t like tea. This will be a fabulous fun event and you can buy a ticket for a guest, or maybe treat your granddaughter to show her how it used to be.

Our next Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be October 26, 2022, and you are probably wondering why I am bringing this up now. Well, our President Liz Hintz will be stepping down from this position. Liz has served us for many years wonderfully and she now wants a rest. We need someone to step up to the plate and take on this job. Liz will be happy to help this special person take on this work and it would be great if she or he could be in training now. A President is never alone in the job and delegation is the key. If you have worked with groups before we would be happy to hear from you, we can’t have a Centre without a President!!!

I’m ending this newsletter with the word THANKS! Before I go to sleep at night, I think about what kind of day I’ve had. Since COVID started I found I needed a positive thought in my head to go to sleep by. In this past week I went grocery shopping and couldn’t get my cart apart from the rest of the carts. I noticed a young lady, 30 something, walked past me as I was struggling with that darn buggy. She must have noticed, as within a few minutes she came back and asked me if she could help. I could have said no! Or say, yes please and let her do it. Yes please won as I’m not 30 something anymore. Now she didn’t have an easy time of it, but she persevered and shook that buggy loose. I thanked her very much and wasn’t I lucky she just happened to be there to Help me. Two days ago, I needed a prescription filled quickly. I asked my doctor if she could send the prescription to the Tablet Pharmacy, but somehow it went to Costco. I needed that prescription now and Matt, the Tablet pharmacist, found out where the prescription went and told me he could reroute it to his Pharmacy and it was no trouble at all. What a wonderful man, as I was thinking “and now I have to go to Nanaimo”. The young people that work at Tablet just couldn’t be nicer!!!! Once again, I thanked him very much and wasn’t I lucky that he just happened to be there to Help me. Thank you is just a simple thing to say and giving thanks for the many things that happens in a day is easy. Thank you, Danielle and Richard Swann, for making our Centre so happy with all the decorating you both did on the weekend, we really know we are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this week. Tonight, when you go to bed give thanks and you’ll have pleasant dreams to look forward to.

Bev Swann

Last Updated on: 2022-03-24