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OREGON’S WINE COUNTRY
by Lenora A. Hayman ............................................ 3
Canadians Most Aware .......................................... 4
WEIR MUIR’S STORYTIME
Saturday Night On The Town ................................ 5
A NEW CAREER
Retired Lawyer an Author ..................................... 6
MILDRED’S KITCHEN WINDOW
The Final Trail Ride ............................................... 7
ACCORDION TO DAN
by Dan Propp ......................................................... 8
Yesterday and Today .............................................. 9
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by Dave Roper ..................................................... 10
by Janet Isherwood .............................................. 20
by Chris Millikan ................................................ 22
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Fraser Valley/Lower Mainland Edition Today’s Senior March, 2011 - 3
WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON'S WINE COUNTRY wood and nicknamed Spruce Goose, although the wood
was birch not spruce. This Hercules is the most, colossal,
flying boat ever constructed with the largest wingspan of
any aircraft in the world. On Nov. 2nd, 1947 Howard
Hughes only flew this heavy transport flying boat once.
Apparently it was airborne at a speed of 217 km/hr (135
mph) at only 21 metres (70 ft) above the sea for just
1.6km (1 mile).
Also on display was a replica of Orville and Wilbur
Wright's plane, Chiang Kai-shek's plane sprouting red
and white teeth on its nose and the Messerschmitt Bf109,
a German WW11 fighter aircraft which was the most
produced fighter aircraft in history but now only a few of
the 33,984 planes remain.
Next stop was the French Prairie Gardens, 17673
French Prairie Rd. St. Paul in the Willamette Valley,
Huge pumpkin boats at Giant West Coast Pumpkin
owned by Farmer John, Farmer Eric and Grandma
Regatta, at the Lake of the Tualatin Commons,
Karren Pohlschneider. It was harvest season and while
eating honey crisp apples and huge chocolate chip cook-
ies from their farmers' market, families were introduced the Lake at the Tualatin Commons. Entertainment
to farm life, riding on tractor-trailers piled high with included children meeting Lori and Shannon Gregory's
Black Walnut Inn Vineyards, Dundee, Oregon haystacks or cheering at the pigtucky derby watching the Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas, Roja and Smokey,
races of Duroc brown and Yorkshire white pigs. live music by Back Porch Revivals, a costume contest
Article & photos by Lenora A. Hayman There is no sales tax in Oregon. In need of a little and pumpkin golf.
The Willamette Valley, Oregon's wine country, is retail therapy, we therefore drove a further 8kms (5 At night, I futilely attempted to bowl a few calories
one of Oregon's major wine growing regions. miles), to dash through some of the 95 shops at the off at the New Big Al's Beaverton, Bowling, Sports Bar
The Black Walnut Inn and Vineyard, in Dundee, Woodburn Company Stores, the largest tax-free outlet and Arcade Mega-plex!
Yamhill County, Oregon, is owned by Karen, Neal and centre in the west. If driving south from Portland, the I do like the selling point of hotels offering not only
son Kris Utz, and is a one hour,72kms(45miles) drive Woodburn Company Stores are located off 1-5 just 25 a complimentary buffet breakfast, but also free over-
from Portland and within a 20 minute drive to over 100 minutes away. Their glass- covered walkways in the night parking. The Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites,
wineries and other sites. This upscale, beautiful bed and Northwest architecture showcase Calvin Klein, Eddie Portland South, Lake Oswego, certainly fit that bill.
breakfast, 9 suite Tuscan style inn has a spectacular view Bauer, Levi's etc Our final morning culminated with a tour of the
over their 13-acre pinot noir vineyard After a stroll I was pleased with the recommendation for our winemaking process in the Ponzi wine cellars, followed
through the vineyard, Karol Kirby, the hotelier, arranged evening meal at M & S Grill (McCormick & Schmick's by a harvest luncheon of smoked chicken, roasted acorn
a catered Farm to Fork luncheon, with a salad tossed in Grill), located at Bridgeport Village in Tigard. Photos of squash, seared duck breast with lemon-blueberry com-
a poppy seed and hazel nut dressing, crusty bread roll crayfish and other sea creatures hugged the walls and pote and arugula, apple galette with brown butter ice-
sandwiches accompanied with an olive and radish tap- beautiful lampshades created subdued lighting as we cream and house-made caramel brittle with almonds and
enade, local Hotlips apple soda made exclusively from dined on moist crab and shrimp cakes with orange fennel chocolate. All paired, thanks to Winery Chef Gavin
Pacific Northwest apples, organic lemon juice sweet- and watercress salad, excellent Dungeness crab bisque Ledson and Winemaker Luisa Ponzi, with 2007 Ponzi
ened with cane sugar and '07 Black Walnut Single with a tawny port reduction and a cedar roasted steelhead Chardonnay Reserve and 2008 Ponzi Pinot Noir.
Vintage Pinot Noir. salmon, a species of salmon native to the Pacific region. Photos all by Lenora Hayman
Fortified, we drove 64kms(40miles) south of Landlocked steelheads are known as rainbow trout while
Portland, to McMinnville, and the Evergreen Aviation the term steelhead is used for those that live in the ocean.
and Space Museum and Both rainbow and steelhead trout of course return to
the Captain Michael King where they originally hatched in order to spawn. Janet,
Smith Educational our waitress, suggested a bottle of King Estate Signature
Institute, which is dedi- Pinot Gris for the table, whose grapefruit, green apple
cated in memory of the and lime notes paired well with the seafood.
museum founder, Capt. Our bed for the night in the Holiday Inn-Express,
Michael King Smith, who Portland South, located off 1-5, close to downtown
was killed in 1995 in an Portland, offered a complimentary hot breakfast with
auto accident and was also porridge and hot cakes.
the son of Evergreen Portland has the most bicycles in the country and
International Aviation's there is less road rage in the city. We cycled the gentle
founder, Delford M. 3½ hr. Saturday 5 mile Bites by Bike tour owned by
Smith. Todd Roll of Pedal Bike Tours, visiting stores with their
Of the 70 aircrafts on artisan products. Scott Klees, our guide, took us to the
display, the main attrac- World Cup Roasters for Café Rio coffee, cheese and
tion is the Howard Hughes charcuterie at Elephant's Delicatessen, the Two Tarts
H4 Hercules Spruce Bakery for a New Zealand Anzac cookie, Felchin Grand
Goose brought in 1992 Cru hot chocolate at Cacao Drink Chocolate and the
from Long Beach, Farmers Market at Portland State University for venison
Elizabeth Beekley at California. Due to war- pate and lavender blueberry jam.
Two Tarts Bakery, time restrictions on alu- At the 7th Annual Giant West Coast Pumpkin Lori Gregory with llamas Rojo & Smokey, from
Portland, Oregon minium, it was built with Regatta, we saw 600 pound pumpkin "boats" racing on Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas, Oregon
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SATURDAY NIGHT ON THE TOWN
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
ring gospel songs on his trumpet, and many
others such as Cyril Dennison who could
BITE, CHEW & LOOK GOOD TOO
STORYTIME blaze out a wonderfully appealing, "What A
Friend We Have In Jesus'. Too bad, the song
Troubles . . . with your dentures?
While talking, eating . . .
by Amazing Grace hadn't been written by then, We specialize in lower hard to fit dentures
it would have sounded magnificent pealing
WEIR MUIR out from the corner. Sad it is to recall the Chhun Lim, R.D.
Major's son Doug perished in the skies over DENTURE CLINIC In Fleetwood
Europe a few years later in WW2.
A glimpse of a Nanaimo Often we would just pause and listen to
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Stores kept open till 9:00 or later. Most who had the courage to enter the pubs in
homes had a male member who emerged black- town (a dozen or so)to seek donations for
faced from the pits during the week, but on their collection box.
Saturday night, dressed in his best he accompa- The populace enjoyed the opportunity to FRASER VALLEY NURSING
nied wife and kids downtown. Now he may not meet and 'chew the fat'-with friends and Reg. Serv. Ltd.
always have been enthusiastic about this, but acquaintances, for after all, life wasn't exactly
the little woman was, and harmony in the fam- a bowl of cherries in those days prior to the Provides
ily is what kept the lunch buckets filled with war. IN HOME NURSING CARE
tender morsels to keep body and soul alive after Families entered Fletcher's Music Store
her man's descent down the mine-shaft each to gawk at the new pianos. Ernie Good's PERSONAL CARE
day at the Western Fuel Company's Number Furniture was always a must to view the COMPANIONSHIP
One mine. chesterfields, kitchen sets, and mahogany HOUSEHOLD DUTIES
It all seemed to be planned for a 'leave beds we never had. Ernie was always ebul- MEAL PREPARATION
home' time of 7:00P.M. that placed us on lient, sometimes well fortified in his good
Commercial Street by 7:30. Southenders humour. He had a great sales approach that FOOT CARE (In Home)
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course needed to see the fire trucks through the mother who was always willing to forgive
windows, maybe even Chief Parkin in his fancy any of his fortified humour. Woolworth's @
uniform. fifteen cent store was every kid's delight, and
The model steamship in its resplendent Lily Campbell and others waited to receive
glass case came in for much 'ooing and awing'. any of our loose change, if we had any to
Then it was on for the business at hand. You squander. Other wise fond looks at toy cars
see the wives were straining at the bit to reach were all we could muster up.
the drygoods stores in the hope of picking up a Charlie Dakin's Old Country clothing and
bargain in the bolt-end remnants department. drygoods was an interesting stop, especially
W.H. Anderson's was a first stop, where Mrs. for we kids who just had to see Mr. Dakin's
Anderson and Miss McCuish knew exactly long black waxed moustache.
what would interest each lady. A later stop at It stuck out like a tabby cat's whiskers.
Whittingham's DryGoods enabled a compari- Wow! I can see it now. No Saturday night WHITE ROCK 2429 - 152nd St.,
son and perhaps a decision to be made. The was complete without a stop at Mackenzie's (24th & 152nd St., White Rock)
men meanwhile cooled their heels outside the
stores. They had no interest in bolt-ends, body-
candy store and once in a while that special
treat of going into the ice cream parlour sec-
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The sports/hardware stores were the mens'
domain and places like Ray Colclough's(later to
After that it was all downhill, or should I
say up-hill, for us facing the Victoria Road Specially for our
become Ernie Johnstone's) were a sure bet.
Wilf Nash's Sportsman's Paradise was another,
hill on our way home. A last treat was the
army band marching home to the rhythmic Light Diners
especially if Jiggs Gannon was working, for thump of the big drum. They had spread the
everyone knew he knew all there was to know words of salvation and now were too pooped
about fishing, hunting and boats. to play, I reckoned.
At about this time the Salvation Army Band We too were somewhat pooped and all
surged forth from the Citadel , marching up that remained was to walk home, check under
Commercial Street with a vigorous rendition of the mat at the font door to find the house key
Onward Christian Soldiers, stopping at various safe and sound. Didn't take long to put on the
corners where seemingly the most sinners con- old P.J.'s and jump into bed. Choice of Potato, Vegetable,
gregated, awaiting redemption. I can remember Another great Saturday night in Nanaimo
Coffee or Tea,
my school friend Doug Cooper (son of the - REMEMBER?
Salvation Army's Major Cooper) playing stir- Hot Apple Dessert Crepe
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Thanks to the the folks at the Newton Seniors Centre Computer
Club for your warm reception last month. Thanks again to June and Alan
for inviting me and to Norm and others for helping with the set up!
Only one reply to February's request for feedback on social net-
working. In case you missed them, the two questions, briefly, were: 1.
Do you use social networking (Facebook and/or Twitter, for example), FINALLY I CAN money I saw
After 5 sets of dentures and a lot of
and if so, how? 2. Is social networking changing the way society inter-
the ad in the paper that read bite, chew, look good too.
acts, or is society changing such that social networking is required?
Specializing in hard to fit dentures and I thought
Keith W-B wrote to say: "Here's our cynical, jaundiced view: we why not. Nothing else worked over the years. And to
have not got into any of that (although we are fairly techno-savvy) for my surprise I found someone who cares and was
three main reasons: 1. we can't cope with any more gadgets or technol- patient.
ogy in our lives, and we'd prefer to avoid any costs involved; 2. we And lord and behold I can eat and chew after 15
frankly don't trust them - with some justification, it seems. We are afraid years.
of data-mining by the companies or agents or hackers. 3. we don't So, if you are in this same boat, give him a chance,
approve of some of the uses that the media is put to so would rather not you will be pleased. See ad elsewhere in this edition.
be associated with it. We realise that this concern is true of the internet, Lillian, Surrey adv.
but we really don't have a choice in that now.... Keep up the good work."
There is an abundance of evidence of a growing disparity among
generational groups in our use of hi-tech communication. The Pew Retired lawyer rides to Rich Coleman, M.L.A.
Fort Langley - Aldergrove
Institute, Feb. 3, issued an online report, Generations and their gadgets
"…based on a daily tracking survey on Americans' use of the Internet….
on data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey
new career as an author WE CARE
Research Associates International between August 9 and September 13,
2010, among a sample of 3,001 adults, age 18 and older. "
By Ursula Maxwell-Lewis
When Bob Mackay retired he traded drafting legal ABOUT BETTER
The "generations" Pew identifies are the Millennials (born 1977-
1993); Generation X (b. 1965-1976); Younger Boomers (1955-1964);
briefs for crafting books. Soldier of the Horse,
Mackay's first fiction novel, arrived on his desk last GOVERNMENT
Older Boomers (1946-54); the Silent Generation (1937-1945) and the week.
The tale of passion, war, camaraderie, bravery 130 - 7888 - 200th Street, Langley 604-882-3151
G.I. Generation (born before 1937). I'll leave it to you to decide if these www.rich-coleman.com
divisions are appropriate and useful. and history takes readers from love and legal wran-
The Pew document claims that: "Cell phones are by far the most glings in Manitoba to a young soldier's Great War
popular device among American adults. Some 85% of adults own survival in France with the famous WW1 Canadian
[them], and 90% of all adults-including 62% of those age 75 and older- cavalry regiment, Lord Strathcona's Horse. Based
live in a household with at least one working cell phone. Desktop com- on the life of his dad, Tom Mackay, Bob not only
puters are most popular with adults ages 35-65, and Millennials are the dedicated years to researching the era, the cavalry
only generation that is more likely to own a laptop computer or netbook and the art of writing, but made a pilgrimage with
than a desktop: 70% own a laptop, compared with 57% who own a his wife, Pat, to France in 2008 for the 90th anniver-
desktop. Almost half of all adults own an iPod or other mp3 player, but sary of the Battle of Moreuil Wood, where the
these are still most popular with Millennials-74% of adults ages 18-34 Straths and their horses launched one of history's
own an mp3 player, compared with only 56% of the next oldest genera- last great cavalry charges on March 30, 1918.
tion, Gen X (ages 35-46). Game consoles are uniformly popular with all Weaving emotions generated by wind, rain and
adults ages 18-46, 63% of whom own these devices. Overall, 5% of memories of scars (physical and emotional) left with
adults own an e-book reader, and 4% own an iPad or other tablet com- his father and those who survived, Mackay ably
puter. Additionally, about 9% of_ adults do not own any of the devices translates his impressions into a period tale which
we asked about, including 43% of adults age 75 and older." returns the reader to a by-gone era.
Around the same time, the Canadian Society for Exercise No GPS, digital strategy, or satellite tracking, but
Physiology announced new fitness guidelines for Canadians "based on simply the shock and awe of men, horses and brutal,
four years of research analysis by dozens of fitness experts and physi- unforgiving steel facing enemies and natural ele-
ologists" that "ease some of the pressure on Canadians" by no longer ments in the name of freedom, king and country.
call[ing] for daily activity of 60 minutes a day but instead recommend[ing] Mackay, a former rancher, teacher, submariner and
that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity lawyer, has plenty of material for his writing career.
aerobic physical activity per week. That exercise can come in small As president of the Vancouver branch of the Canadian
bouts, of 10 minutes or more." Authors' Association and a long time member of the
"Older adults - now defined as those over the age of 65 -- are also Surrey RainWriter's group, his advice to new writers
urged to aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity is: "Just write. Every day. I must have written more
aerobic physical activity per week rather than the previous recommenda- than 350,000 words which have been condensed
tion of 30 to 60 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days." into 86,000 words for the novel."
According to a CTV report, "many reacted with anger to [the guide- Beginning with a very rough draft, regular writing
lines], saying that calling for less daily exercise from Canadians would kept the flow going. "The fun job was revising,"
send the wrong message. recalls Mackay, who admits seeing the first draft was
Don't you think there is a connection between the increase in our exciting as was finally holding the finished work
use of hi-tech communication that ties us to our machines--and our published by Touch Wood Editions, a publishing
decreasing level of fitness, especially among those most embracing the house focusing on stories about Canada's West.
h-tc? Obesity is endemic among our oldest and youngest generations. If Confessing that he may dust off a long buried manu-
anyone can lead the way in promoting healthier lifestyles, it may be script involving a lawyer tangling with terrorists,
those of us dubbed "seniors." Mackay is content to leave his years of law behind
In April, more on the divides, and where we're headed! him. Currently on his agenda are drafts of a Korean
War and submarine stories.
A book launch and signing for Soldier of the
Horse will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion
Branch 6 (Cloverdale) on Wednesday, March 2 at 7
The public is welcome to stop in and chat with
Cloverdale's newest author and retired lawyer
- Ursula Maxwell-Lewis is a travel journalist,
photographer and editor. She can be reached at
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THE FINAL TRAIL RIDE check the stirrups on my saddle. There being no
The alternative to the dilemma, I had set the nag in
motion and crow-hopped off in hot pursuit of the
Kitchen other riders.
For several hours the sweating, whooping cow-
Window punchers had sped up hill and down dale, flushing
fat, lazy bovines from shady retreats among hid-
By den draws and hollows. Sadie jounced along, shy-
Mildred McDonald ing at shadows, vaulting over rocks and skirting
gopher holes with finesse, and with every step my
Once upon a time in the nostalgic days of yore, muscles were shrieking in misery at the unaccus-
I had of necessity become a 'Jill of all trades' on a tomed jarring of my anatomy.
farm near the town of Drumheller, Alberta. It had By the time the herd with their calves had been
been in the late fall of the mid 1940's that I had routed out of coulees and brush patches, and
gathered together my three small sons one morn- driven out onto the road allowance for the drive
ing, and abandoned the two-roomed shack where towards home pasture, the saddle horses had set-
we had resided a week or two with the Son of a tled to a steady walk, all except Sadie. She seemed
Pioneer (SOP), my nomadic husband. not to understand the meaning of 'walk', but had
Several days earlier, an observant (and con- persisted in jog-trotting every step of the long road
cerned) uncle, who had kept a wary eye out for me home. Near supper time we had rounded the last
from afar, had appeared at my door to offer an bend and reached the end of our trek. My entire
option to the predicament into which I had slipped. body seemed so battered and bruised by that time
He had explained that a long-time friend of his I could scarcely dismount. Some thoughtful per-
was in need of a housekeeper for his workaday son had relieved me of the pony, and I had gin-
farm, and suggested I consider taking advantage gerly and very painfully hobbled up the farmhouse
of the opportunity for a change of lifestyle. steps, to be greeted by three exuberant little boys.
The very idea of such a monstrous challenge Thankfully, my mother had a splendid supper of
momentarily overwhelmed me, but in my heart I ham and hot biscuits on the table, ready for the
realized that a move was the only possible pros- return of the weary cowboys. However, I could
pect of survival available for my small dependents scarcely enjoy the meal, as my total being had
and myself. A plan was hastily set into motion, and been wracked with major throes of agony as I took
in a short space of time we had been transported my place at the table; but was in worse pain when
into a seemingly different world. I attempted to rise when the meal was finished.
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8 - Today’s Senior March, 2011 Fraser Valley/ Lower Mainland Edition
ACCORDION Fiddle Champion April Verch
Returns to Harrison
Back in the 1950's,
The Harrison Festival Society is proud to present the
return of champion fiddler April Verch and her band on
Friday, March 11 at 8pm in the Harrison Memorial Hall.
we would listen to Doris April first played in Harrison in 2002, with legendary fiddlers
Day sing, "Sugar in the Jerry Holland and Calvin Volrath. April's stole the show with
mornin', sugar in the her amazing energy and technique.
When you see April Verch perform, the first thing that
evenin'.. Then in the strikes you is the pure energy that infuses her fiddle playing
1960's, it was Jackie and step dancing. When you listen to her though, what draws
Gleason and, "How sweet you in are more subtle things-her pure voice, the finely
it is!" How can we sur- detailed elegance of her fiddle phrasing and the depth of a
vive without sugar? It's a repertoire that ranges through material from bluegrass to
slice man, I mean take a Brazilian to Celtic, from a jaunty Canadian folksong to a
piece of white bread and poignant contemporary ballad.
even it turns into sugar, April was born, raised and is now living in the Ottawa
SeniorS DanceS extending our bellies.
We could never have
DAN PROPP Valley, where her family has lived for generations. It's an area
with a rich, distinctive musical and step dancing tradition
shaped by the diverse roots of the immigrants drawn to the
ABBOTSFORD SENIORS ASSOCIATION - digested such concepts back in the dinosaur age
region's lumber camps. With her band, she plays traditional
Telephone 604-850-2465 when three jawbreakers were a penny and the only and original songs that draw from all over the world, but are
Ballroom every Tuesday 7:00-11:00pm Square Dance lottery in life was playing the illegal Irish clearly filtered through her immersion in the style she grew
Monday & Thursday 7:00-9:00pm. Social Dance 8:00- Sweepstakes. Could we ever have conceived the pos- up with in the Ottawa Valley.
11:00pm. Live Bands every Friday with refreshments. sibility that someday government would depend It was April's time spent studying music at Berklee
BURNABY - upon lottery revenues? Sugar is an excellent pre- College of Music in Boston (under Matt Glaser and Darol
Bonsor Recreation Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave. servative in cereals and most other yummy goodies. Anger) that first lead her to blend together different forms of
Telephone 604-439-5510 It is an ingredient that increasingly provides more traditional music to form her own distinct sound. She then
Tuesdays 12:00 noon - 3:00pm launched her professional career by winning the Canadian
Sept. to end of June
'zing' for today's rapidly moving lifestyle and extends
the shelf life of a product. Human 'shelf life', how- Grand Masters Fiddle Champion and the Canadian Open
Thursdays 7:30 - 10:30pm Year Round. Fiddle Champion titles (the first and only woman to win
Live Band and Refreshments both days. ever, is another cup of tea.
Do you remember as a kid going shopping with both). In addition to her vigorous touring schedule, she is in
Confederation Community Centre, 4585 Albert St. great demand for her teaching skills at workshops, master
Telephone 604-294-1936 your mom and drooling at all those cereal boxes with classes and music camps.
Mondays 7:30 - 10:30pm (closed July & August) pictures of cowboy stars and all the great stuff that The April Verch Band consists of world-class musicians
Note: No dances on statutory holidays. snapped, crackled and popped? Today we have Clay Ross on guitar and Cody Walters on upright-electric
Live Band and Refreshments stepped down from our high horses and are hopping bass and banjo. Verch leads the band with her own simulta-
COQUITLAM - along the happy trails to the pharmacies due to high neous fiddling and dancing and together they have been sell-
Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Court levels of sugar and salt. ing out prestigious venues and festivals for years. They have
Telephone 604-927-6940 Salt is the other big preservative equally 'in- toured across Canada, the United States, the U.K., Europe
Every other Wednesday 1:00 -4:00pm -salting', A fun and delicious experiment is to visit and last year toured in Australia for the first time. In 2011
LANGLEY - many a mall's food court and popular restaurants and they are slated for their debut tour in China. They have estab-
Seniors Recreation Inquire about salt content in their popular food items. lished a reputation as consummate performers with boundless
& Resource Centre, 20605 51B Ave. I did. Wow, this was a revelation! I couldn't find energy on stage that inevitably brings audiences to their feet.
2:00-4:00pm. Tickets are available by phone at 604-796-3664 or on
(No Dances at the present time)
even a cup of soup that did not have a lot of salt. For line at www.harrisonfestival.com.
someone on high blood pressure pills (seniors are
8870 - 120th St. (Scott Road)
popping them like life-
Ph. Jerry 604-590-9506 savers), it struck a minor
Sat. 8:00-11:00. Closed July/August. Start again Sept. 6. chord for this old accor-
dion player. I'm thinking
KINSMEN RECREATION CENTRE 5430 10th Ave., about working on a song
Delta - Ph. 604-943-0225 - Fri. 8:00pm, Sun. 2:00pm called the 'Sodium And
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Mondays from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Sept. to June, Old Time sure about whether the
Pattern Dancing. 4th Sunday of the month (except music industry would
December) Sunday Tea Dance. swallow that pill. How
about a non-profit blog
SURREY FIDLERS OLD TIME DANCE
called 'In--salt.' Who
On the first Thursday of every month except July and
knows, maybe both
August. Location - Clayton Hall, 18513 - 70th Ave.,
could be noteworthy and
Surrey. For information please call 604-576-1066.
at least preserve a bit of
NEW WESTMINSTER - laughter.
Century House, 620 Eighth Street, New Westminster Visit www.dan-
Telephone 604-519-1066 propp.com for recorded
Sundays, 12:45 - 3:45pm song, radio interview
September to the end of June - Social Dance and Arthur Propp's mem-
Five-piece band and refreshments
55 years and up. No partners required.
oir's of Kristallnacht
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1475 Kent St, White Rock
Wednesdays 7:30 - 10:30pm (Closed July & August)
Live Bands and Refreshments
The Arthritis Society
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The Arthritis Society,
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Fraser Arthritis Centre
Unit 101 - 5501 204th Street,
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Fraser Valley/Lower Mainland Edition Today’s Senior March, 2011 - 9
STEAMBOAT Audain Foundation Donates
STORIES $750,000 to Royal BC Museum
YESTERDAY The Royal BC Museum is using a $750,000 By early 2011, the Audain Foundation has made over
AND TODAY donation from the Audain Foundation for the Visual
Arts to purchase and preserve a Bill Reid master-
$25 million available to 55 organizations for visual
Steam powered paddlewheel driven vessels were piece, which will go on display today in its world- About the Royal BC Museum
unprecedented as they evolved into perfect craft for renowned First Peoples Gallery. As the provincial museum and archives, the
service on the rivers, lakes and coastal waters of "Thanks to Michael Audain and the Audain Royal BC Museum preserves and shares the stories
British Columbia and the Yukon. Foundation, British Columbians and visitors to the of British Columbia - on - site, off - site and online -
Over 300 of these water borne workhorses Royal BC Museum will have the opportunity to be through its research, collections, exhibitions and
churned the multitude of waterways in this vast fron- inspired by this stunning work of art by one of this educational programs. Its two hectare cultural pre-
tier spanning over 100 years of service beginning in province's artistic giants," said Pauline Rafferty, CEO cinct also includes a number of historically signifi-
the 1830's. of the Royal BC Museum. cant buildings and First Nations sites.
In spite of the extreme hardships of severe win- Completed in 1954, Grizzly Bear Mantelpiece is For more information about the Royal BC
ter weather, being crushed by ice, splintered by an exceptional and rare sculpture carved out of cedar Museum, visit www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca or call
boiler explosions, destroyed by fires, swamped by by Reid at the beginning of his career as a Haida art- 1-888-447-7977.
ist. It was originally commissioned by Anne and
gales and torn apart by rapids, these vessels answered
the call wherever needed and as long as required. Douglas Stevenson for their family home in Williams
Although the popular conception of paddle- Lake. Reid died in 1998 at age 72, following a long
wheelers is associated with the Mississippi River it is battle with Parkinson's disease.
The contribution from the Audain Foundation is White Rock, Delta, Langley & Surrey get walk-
interesting to note that they were used more exten- ing for Alzheimer's White Rock, Delta, Langley &
sively in British Columbia than in any other area of one of the most significant donations in the museum's
125-year history. Surrey residents contributed to raising more than
North America. $630,000 province-wide for B.C. families living
These vessels and the roles they played in the "Financial support from the community is essen-
tial for the Royal BC Museum to actively seek out with dementia as part of the Investors Group Walk
early development of B.C. were welcomed on lakes for Memories on Jan. 30. Pledges are still being col-
that included Arrow, Adams, Atlin, Columbia, Fraser, important objects that enhances its collection and
make them accessible to all British Columbians, h lected, but this amount already exceeds last
Kamloops, Kootnay, Okanagan, Shuswap, Stuart, year'srecord breaking totals of participants and funds
Takla, Tagish, Thompson, Trembleur, Trout and explains Michael Audain. "Our Foundation is
pleased to have the opportunity to ensure a perma- raised.
Windermere. Walks were held in 20 communities around the
They fought the swift currents, narrow channels, nent home for Bill Reid fs marvelous carving."
"We are very conscious of our role as the provin- province with participants showing their support in
and shallow sandbars of rivers such as Columbia, the fight against Alzheimer's disease as part of
Fraser, Kootnay, Nechako, Nass, Okanagan, Peace, cial museum. It is vital that we have contemporary
works on display in the First Peoples Gallery, in addi- National Alzheimer Awareness Month.
Skeena, Stuart, Spallumcheen, Sticknie and The funds raised support the work of the
Thompson. Plus navigating the coastal gulfs and tion to our extensive collection of First Nation his-
torical objects," noted Rafferty. Alzheimer Society of B.C., helping those impacted
straits from Juan de Fuca in the south to Hecate and by the disease have the confidence and skills to
beyond in the north. About the Audain Foundation
for the Visual Arts maintain quality of life, and supporting research into
To emphasize their incredible abilities during the the causes, more effective treatments and a cure.
Klondike gold rush they travelled north from Victoria The Audain Foundation was formed in 1997 to
support the visual arts. The Foundation's focus is Currently more than 70,000 British Columbians
to the Gulf of Alaska, through the Bering Sea, infa- are living with dementia and with our aging baby
mous for storms, then up the Yukon River to mainly to support exhibitions at public art galleries
and education programs in British Columbia and at boomers a rising tide of dementia is projected with
Whitehorse. This incredible journey covered some alarming economic and social costs if nothing is
4500 miles. the National Gallery of Canada.
It has sponsored many initiatives in the visual done. Survey findings released this month by the
Challenges such as this were not the exception Alzheimer Society show that Canadians are not yet
for sternwheelers-they knew their job was to do the arts, amongst them the Audain Curator of First
Nations Art Endowment Fund at the Art Gallery of prepared for the rising tide and more needs to be
impossible and do it profitably. done to raise awareness about the warning signs,
Some of the reasons for the success of these ves- Greater Victoria, the Audain Professorship in
Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest provide education and support, and research to find
sels were being of wooden construction, which made the causes and cure for dementia.
them very buoyant and fairly easy to repair. at the University of Victoria, and the Audain Curator
of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada. The time to act to act is now.
The vessel B.X., working on the upper Fraser
River suffered a hole in her keel sixty feet long and
three feet wide.
She was able to get ashore before sinking and a
few weeks later was back in service. Having a flat
bottom resulted in a very shallow draft.
This, combined with the paddlewheel needing
water only inches deep to provide its needed thrust,
allowed the sternwheelers to operate in very shallow
The vessel Kamloops worked in 8 inches of
water on the Thompson River, the Spallumcheen in
The Duchess sailed so close to the bottom on the
Columbia River that gravel ridged by spawning
salmon was an obstacle.
One story was told of a passenger falling over-
board and raising a cloud of dust.
When navigating in shallow waters a block and
tackle device called a "grasshopper" was mounted on
the bow so vessels could hoist themselves over bars
If anyone fell overboard during this operation
they would land with a thud rather than a splash.
When a sternwheeler was stranded on a sandbar by
low water on the upper reaches of the Fraser River
for a couple of days the skipper became impatient
and could wait no longer. Finally he said"OK boys
let's hit it.
The sand is wet she'll go over".
Submitted by Captain Doug Leaney, Senior
Master of the Passenger Paddlewheeler "Native"
based in New Westminster, B.C.
The only authentic sternwheeler offering tours
and charters on the Fraser River
10 - Today’s Senior March, 2011 Fraser Valley/Lower Mainland Edition
Rubina Q. Karim
Will Your Pension Be Enough? As winter stretches on and spring appears on the
Everybody wants financial security when he or horizon, the WRTJS presents some of the best bands
she retires, and many Canadians are counting on on the Vancouver jazz scene.
employer pension plans to provide that security. But In March, we have an excellent line up of bands
there's a growing possibility that your pension may not performing at The Crescent Beach Legion, starting at
provide the retirement income you need. 3.00 pm through 6.00 pm every Sunday.
There is a growing trend toward defined contribu- The "Red Onion Rhythm Kings" start the month
tion pension plans. These are registered pension plans off on the 6th, followed on consecutive Sunday's by
that specify the employee and employer contributions our house band "Red Beans and Rice", then "New
but not the amount the employee will receive at retire- Orleans Ale stars"and finally on the 27th of March,
ment. Payout amounts from these plans are based on the "Clam Digger Jazz Band"all the way from
the returns earned by their investments. If the invest- Bellingham Washington State.
ments perform well, you could have more income than Jazz clubs seem to breed characters. Back in the
you expect; if they underperform, you could be left early 1950's through the 1960's, the Ted Heath band
short. was the leading big band in England and Europe.
Defined benefit pension plans are different from It also had smaller bands within the band to play
defined contribution plans. In a defined benefit pen- Dixieland jazz and Benny Goodman swing quartet
sion plan, the employee knows, in advance, how much style. Well the very first member that Ted Heath
he or she will receive at retirement, and contributions signed up for his new big band was Jimmy Coombs
are based on the employee's salary and length of ser- a very good trombonist. His daughter Kay Donson is
vice. Defined benefit plans were once the norm in a member of the WRTJS, has a wonderful voice and
Canada. However, most new pension plans are of the sometimes sings for us at the club.
defined contribution type, and many existing defined If you want to have a laugh and hear some great
benefit plans are being converted. stories, talk to Kay, I hope she doesn't mind some
Members of defined contribution plans can usu- free publicity.
ally choose how to invest their plan contributions. Last month, sitting in the audience on his way
Participants are provided with tax-sheltered invest- home from a jazz date playing on a cruise ship with
ment options ranging from conservative to higher the "Grand Dominion Jazz Band", was Bill Dixon a
growth. Their contributions are pooled with those of banjo player who was a member of The "Kenny
other plan members and invested by professionals. Ball's Jazz Band" back in the 1960's.
Companies prefer defined contribution plans If you know your jazz, you will know that Kenny
because employers aren't required to pay fixed bene- Ball's band was one of the greatest jazz bands ever to
fits when investments perform poorly, as is the case come out of England.
with defined benefit plans. This shifts risk from the Bill played at the club last month playing with
employer to the employee. For example, those who Gerry Green's new band, the "Crescent City Shakers".
choose a growth option that invests largely in equities Playing in the band also was Jimmy Armstrong,
could suffer if the stock market has a few down years one of the longest serving jazz musicians in the
immediately before they retire. Vancouver jazz scene.
Even defined benefit plans have risks. Many of Both Jimmy and Gerry were in the original
these pension plans are underfunded and could fail to Phoenix Jazzers as they were known then.
meet obligations to employees. This can be because of This band has been resurected and is now known
poor investment returns or the employer's inability to as the "Phoenix 5" which played at the club back on
make contributions. February 27th.
How can you protect yourself from the possibility I would have to go back to 1972 when I first
of less pension income than you'll need? The best heard and saw the "Phoenix Jazzers ", featuring
strategy is to have other sources of retirement income. Jimmy Armstrong on trumpet and trombone and
Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs): If Gerry Green on clarinet and saxophone. Both of
you belong to a pension plan, your yearly RRSP con- these guys perform regularly at the club and still play
tribution room will be reduced by a pension adjust- with the same enthusiasm and skill they showed back
ment. However, you may still be able to build consid- in the 70's.
erable RRSP wealth before retirement. That wealth One thing you can be sure about at the WRTJS,
can provide additional income. you never know who is going to turn up there.
Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs): Consider If you love to dance, socialize, or are a fan of
taking advantage of the Tax-Free Savings Account, Traditional Jazz, come to the Crescent Beach Legion
which can provide you with tax-free income during on 128th Street in South Surrey on Sunday's from
retirement. Every Canadian age 18 or older can con- 3.00 until 6.00pm.Admission is $10.00 at the door
tribute up to $5,000 per year to a TFSA. for non members, or $8.00 for members.
Non-registered investments: If you have used You can become a member for an annual fee of
your available RRSP and TFSA contribution room, $15.00 and get your first Sunday event free as a new
consider holding your investments in a taxable invest- member.
ment account. Although your investment income is For more information see www.whiterocktrad-
taxable, capital gains and dividends from certain jazz.com
Canadian companies may provide you with some tax Dave Roper
advantages. Remember, however, that dividends can
be increased, decreased or eliminated at any point
without notice. BITE, CHEW & LOOK GOOD TOO!
If you are interested in ways to boost your retire- I want to express my sincere appreciation for
ment savings, meet with an Edward Jones advisor to your time and patience in fitting my dentures.I am so
see which options best fit your needs and goals. satisfied with the results. I had resigned myself to
the fact that it just was not possible to have a proper
Member Canadian Investor Protection Fund fit and I am glad that I was wrong. It was a long
drive to come and see you from Vancouver but it
Edward Jones, Member CIPF. was worth every minute of the drive.
The above article is provided by Rubina Karim, a I would recommend you to anyone. You are
financial advisor with Edward Jones in White Rock, excellent at what you do. Thank-you so much.
BC. She welcomes your questions and comments at Sincerely, Kurt Hook, Vancouver
Fraser Valley/Lower Mainland Edition Today’s Senior March, 2011 - 11
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UNIQUE EXCURSIONS BY RAIL Home Pickup & Retu
Time to warm up as we head south. This tour is a favorite as we experience the d
Highlights include a stay in Old San Diego, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, four nights
Date Name Days From
Desert Park, Joshua Tree National Park, the Follies Show, Las Vegas, Reno, Sco
May 6 National Train Day in Seattle 3 (4) $419 of the Kootenays
Join us and explore !
May 24 Totems of Haida Gwaii 7 (10) $1,349
Jun 16 Okanagan Wine, Train & Casino 4
June 5 - 6 days
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Jun 23 Planes, Trains & Glasstop Coach 2 pick up six days are
$369 HomeThese and Duty free stopabout relaxing in three of Head
Jun 29 Cariboo to Discovery Coast 7 $1,300 I-5 south to the state capital, Salem, Oregon
BC’s youthful and invigorating Hot Springs. 1000 s
Jul 6 Okanagan Golf & Wine Tasting 5 $1,249 else in
Jul 7 Rails of Northern Oregon 4 Take 31: Salem to Redding, California Mountains, the
$819 Day 2 - March in the beauty of the Rocky (B) Enjoy
Jul 11 Rails & Mines of Howe Sound 2 $289 CrossPercells and the Kootenay Ranges. You will also
Sisku Mountains and tim
Jul 21 White Pass & Yukon Steam 5 $1,549 Admire the majestic Mt. Shasta as you enjoy Teresa’s juice
enjoy the food and experience the culture of Day 13 -
Aug 16 Vancouver Island Malahat Circle 2 $219 and cookies Explor
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the traditional Doukhobors. 6 (B)
Day 8 - April 6th: Palm Springs (B,L)
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on your own and time to explore the many historical and try
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Explore Joshua Tree National Park with breath tak-
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about its rich history and show you many of the highlights
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NOTEBOOK . . . NOTICE
Meet the first Wednesday, at 1:00pm, of the month
and all meetings are held at the Kinsmen Community
MAPLE RIDGE -
B.C. GOV’T. RETIRED EMPLOYEES ASSOC.
Maple Ridge “Golden Ears Branch” meet 2nd Thurs. at
1:00pm at St. George’s Church Hall, 23500 Dewdney
Please fax: Centre, 26770 29 Ave, Aldergrove. Any CN Rail, Via Rail, Trunk Road, Maple Ridge. No meetings in July and
CN Marine or CN Steamships Pensioner is welcome to August, due to summer vacation. Members and guests
email@example.com attend. Phone 604-533-5071 for complete information. welcome.
With any changes SENIOR HOUSING COUNSELORS MAPLE RIDGE PARKINSON'S
to these notices Available Wednesday 1:30 - 3:30pm at the Langley DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP
when the printed
information Seniors Centre., 20605 51B Ave. Leave a message at any Open to all persons with Parkinson's, their caregivers,
has become outdated. time for a counsellor at 604-530-3020, ext. 321. Call families, and friends. Meet 2nd Wednesday of the month,
W. A.(Wally) Coombs, returned Wed. or Fri. 1:00 - 3:00pm. Ridge Meadows Senior Society, 12150
Publisher THE CAREGIVER 224th Street, Maple Ridge. Phone Meg at 604-465-6374
Meets on Thursdays at 1:15pm at the Langley Seniors or Edith at 604-463-6018 for complete information.
ABBOTSFORD - Recreation & Resource Centre. This support group is for
CANADA PENSION/OLD AGE SECURITY anyone caring for an adult family member who suffer NEW WESTMINSTER -
If you have moved your new address should be given from a chronic aliment. Phone 604-530-3020, Ext. 309. CANADIAN AUTO WORKER RETIREES
immediately to make sure your pensions arrive properly. FREE MEDICAL ADVICE Meet on the second Wednesday of each month except
For information on any programs please call 1-800-277- The International Indo-Canadian Acupressure Medical March, July and August. Social meetings are held at the
9914. Association is offering Free advice on back pain, leg pain, C.A.W. Hall 326 - 12th St. New Westminster, B.C. Call
CENTRAL VALLEY knee pain, shoulder pain and body ache. Please phone Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734 for complete information.
WOODCARVERS 604-930-8995 or 604-686-4892 for complete information.
Meetings on the first Saturday of the month at the
Abbotsford Seniors Association on Cyril Street at
SENIORS CAN SHOP BY PHONE SURREY -
On Wednesdays at Buy-Low Foods in Brookswood our CRISIS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
10:00am. Workshops on the second and fourth Wednesday volunteers take orders between 9:00 & 11:00am at 604-
evenings at Yale Secondary School, Yale Road. Phone The South Fraser Regional Crisis Line depends on
533-1823. Same day delivery. Fridays at Charlie’s Market volunteers. We need volunteers now! If you are interested
604-870-9852. Place IGA in Walnut Grove 9:00 to 11:00am at 604-882-
BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED in learning about this challenging and rewarding experi-
8411. Delivery will be on Friday. ence, pick up an information package at Surrey Comunity
The Abbotsford Society, 2420 Montrose Street, B.C. GOV'T. RETIRED EMPLOYEES
Abbotsford meet at 1:00pm the second and fourth Wednesday services, 9815 140th Street.
The Langley/ Surrey Branch #2100 (B.C.G.E.U.) will COMPUTER SKILLS
each month. They assist, offer quality of life in a healthy meet on the 3rd Monday, 1:00pm, of every month at the
place and social experience. Phone Mae Atkinson at 604- Come Share, Senior Support Services is looking for
"B.C.G.E.U. Union Hall Building" at 8555 - 198A Street, seniors who would like to share their computer skills with
626-0643 or Bruce Brewer at 604-859-4584. Langley
ABBOTSFORD other seniors. Come work for a coffee and a donut.
COFFEE AND CONNECTING Located at 15008 26th Ave., Surrey, B. C. Call 604-531-
STROKE RECOVERY GROUP A support group for seniors who are beginning again
Meetings every Monday at the Central Heights 9400.
for any reason. Now every Tuesday from 10:00-11:30am. SURREY/NORTH DELTA
Church at 10:30am, except holidays. The club works with Langley Seniors Centre. For complete information please
stroke survivors and other caregivers, helps stroke victims MEALS ON WHEELS
phone 604-530-3020 - Ext. 306. Delivers hot, nutritious meals to your homes at noon week-
to break isolation and provide a safe environment where LANGLEY 2006
they can make new friends. They are provided with emo- days - Monday through Friday. Please phone 604-588-6325 for
AMBASSADOR PROGRAM more details. Tuesday Dining-Out Program. All residents, new
tional support to regain confidence. Call 604-882-4672 Applicants should be 18+ and volunteer 4 hours a and old, of Ted Kuhn Towers and immediate neighborhood are
ABBOTSFORD SUPPORT GROUP week. Provides hospitality, bylaw assistance in downtown welcome. Tickets are available at MOW office .
Looking for a new home, meeting on the 2nd Langley. Walks run from March to September. Please SURREY MEALS ON WHEELS
Wednesday of each month from 2:00-3:30. For informa- phone Teri James at 604-539-0133. Are you tired of tea and toast? Are you unable to cook
tion Phone 1-800-567-8998. for yourself? Do you want hot and nutritious meals served
PROBUS CLUB OF ABBOTSFORD ALZHEIMER GROUPS
Meet every third Monday at 9:00am. For retired Caregivers Support Group meets every Tuesday in to your home? Meals are delivered Monday to Friday
Professional and Business men and women. We are not a Langley. Support for those early stages. Alzheimer’s between 11:33 and 1:00. Call Surrey-North Delta Meals
service club but have good times and fellowship to offer. Caregivers Society meet every Tuesday at the Timms on Wheels at 604-588-6325.
Give Don a call at 604-853-0418 for full details. Community Hall in Langley. For complete information GOLDEN OPPORTUNTIES
please phone 604-839-9237. PROGRAMS
LANGLEY - HEARTS IN MOTION The Fleetwood Community Centre asks seniors to drop
by for the schedule of fitness, drop-in and registered pro-
LANGLEY MEALS ON WHEELS WALKING CLUB
Stay active and meet new friends. Join the Heart and grams offered. There is a wide variety of arts, dance, fit-
Langley Meals on Wheels Services Society offers hot
Stroke Foundation’s Willowbrook Hearts in Motion ness, cards and more. Friendship Fridays Coffee mornings
and frozen, nutritious meals, delivered to your home at
Walking Club Mondays through Fridays from 7:30- are the 3rd Friday of each month from 10:00am to noon.
midday, in Langley City and the Township. Also offering
9:30am at Willowbrook Shopping Centre. Please call Phone 604-501-5030 for complete information.
Friends & Food Dining programs several times a week.
Phone 604-533-1679 for complete information. Sylvia at 604-533-3477 for complete information. CPR PENSIONERS
LANGLEY GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Meet the first Thursday of the month at 1:00pm. Held
Open Meeting every Friday 7:30pm. St. Andrews Join the team at Langley Seniors Centre by becoming at Betheney-Newton Church, 14853 - 60th Ave., Surrey.
Anglican Church, 20955 Old Yale Road & Fraser Highway. a volunteer! There are a variety of opportunities available, All Canadian Pacific pesnsioners welcome to attend.
For Information please call 604-878-6535. from telephoning and office work to driving and event set Phone 604-882-2015 for complete information
LANGLEY EVERGREEN O.A.P.O. #146 up, to assisting frail seniors. If you have some time and CLOVERDALE GARDEN CLUB
Regular meetings held 1st Monday each month at would like to help out, contact Silvia at 604-530-3020 - Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from Sept. to
1:00pm. Bingo follows. Every Monday and Saturday Ext. 302. June at Clayton Community Hall, 18513 - 70th Ave. at
Lunch at 11:30am, Bingo at 1:00pm. Crib is enjoyed SHARING & CARING SOCIAL 7:00pm. Monthly guest speakers, field trips, raffle, etc.
every Tuesday and Bridge & Whist Thursdays at 1:00pm. Langley Seniors Recreation and Resource Centre, For further info please call Linda at 604-539-0068.
Located at 5464 203 St., Langley. Phone Anita at 604- 20605 51B Ave., Langley. Most Thursdays from 1:00 - CRISIS LINE
534-2311 for complete information. 2:30pm. Different topic every week! Tea, coffee and VOLUNTEERS
EVERGREEN ENTERTAINERS goodies included in fee. For complete information please The South Fraser Regional Crisis Line is recruiting
Singers and strummers needed for Evergreen call 604-530-3020, ext. 306. Drop-in fee $3. volunteers from Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langley to
Entertainers Senior Band and Choir. Practice at Langley VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY provide assistance to people in the community who are
Lions Rainbow Lodge, 5470 203rd St., Langley, Tuesdays Join the team at Langley Seniors Village Assisted experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience
from 10:00-11:00am. Contact Linda Olund at 604-534- Living by becoming a volunteer! Helping at special is needed as on-going training and support is provided. If
7042. events, shopping, helping seniors who need assistance, you are interested in learning more about this challenging
SILVER BELLES & BEAUX CHORUS visiting, etc. crafts, baking and more. Contact Charlene or and rewarding experience, pick up an information pack-
A group of 2 dozen seniors from Langley Seniors Lillian at 604-539-9934, ext. 1012. age at Surrey Community Services, 9815 140th Street.
Centre who entertain seniors’ venues throughout the KIWANIS CLUB DEVELOPING
Lower Mainland. Please phone Marvyn at 604-534-1090. The Kiwanis Club of Langley 100 - a group of men and HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
LANGLEY OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT GROUP women dedicated to serving the needs of the community, A 12 step program, Tuesdays at 7:30pm. located at
Monthly speakers. Meetings held at Langley Recreation meets at 6:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each 5673 200th St., Langley. North side entrance. Phone
and Resources Centre, 20605 51B Ave., Langley. month. (excluding July and August). at Andrea’s Dorothy at 604-581-3865.
LANGLEY SUPPORT GROUP Restaurant, 20226 - 56th Ave., Langley, new members THE AIRCREW ASSOCIATION
Meets at Murrayville Library Community Room on welcome. Call Don Wiens at 604-533-2424 for complete Have you earned a Military Flying Badge associated
the 1st Wednesday of each month, from 12:30 - 2:00pm. information with flying? Meet the fourth Wednesday of each month
DOWNTOWN LANGLEY AMBASSADOR
For information Phone 778-287-3697. except July, August and December. At 1130 hours at the
FRASER VALLEY EX-SERVICE WOMEN PROGRAM
Crescent Beach Legion, 2643 - 128 St., Surrrey. Please
Meet at Andreas Restaurant, 20227 - 56th Ave., Provides hospitality and good will in Langley down-
Langley. At noon on the second Monday of each month. town core. Training and uniforms provided. Call Lilianne Continued on Next Page
Come join us for a social visit. All Ex-Service Women are Fuller at 604-539-0133
TODAY’S SENIOR NEWSMAGAZINE - A Publication for ALL Seniors
16 - Today’s Senior March, 2011 Fraser Valley/Lower Mainland Edition
. . . NOTEBOOK NEW - OTHER -
A Lower Mainland initiative to help community groups
NEW - OTHER -
Meet first of the month at 1:00pm. Betheney - Newton
SURREY - get connected to the Internet. A partnership of local agen- Church, 14853 - 60th ave., Surrey. Phone 604-882-2015
for complete information.
SUNNYSIDE ELDER CITIZEN’S ASSOC. cies wanting to make sure small groups don’t get left
Carpet Bowling from 10:00am and Old Time Dancing behind. Phone 604-257-3806. for info. GLEN PINE 50Plus SOCIETY
to live music from 1:00pm, every Monday after Labour Located at Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Court,
Day. Sunnyside Hall corner of 18th Ave. and 154th St. in Coquitlam, 1/4 block west of Pinetree and north of Glen
The B.C. Federation of Retired Union Members offers
South Surrey. All seniors welcome. Phone 604-538-5657 Drive just south of City Hall Complex. Phone 604-927-
information and membership applications. Please call
SURREY SINGLES OVER SIXTY 6940. Many activities including the WHO Group.
Monica at 604-688-4565.
Based in N. Surrey/N. Delta area. Interested in meet- COUNCIL OF SR. CITIZENS ORGANIZATIONS RIDGE MEADOWS CHESS CLUB
ing new people and making new friends? Join us for cards, An advocacy of seniors promoting the rights of all Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 noon to 5:00pm. The Act,
dancing, bowling, etc. For more info call Doug or Lyla at senior citizens. For information on group or individual (Arts Club Theatre), 11944 Haney Place. Maple Ridge
604-951-1830. membership please call Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734. Leisure Centre. Everyone Welcome, contact Chris at 604-
VAUDEVILLIANS TELL YOUR STORY 467-2426.
We are looking for people over the age of 55 who We retirees know that retirement’s about much more SENIORS SERVICES SOCIETY
would like to get up on stage and sing, dance or just make than financial planning. It’s time we shared our wealth of Seniors Housing Information Program. An access
a fool of themselves.We have so much fun doing our experience, wisdom and wit with each other and with portal for older adults looking for information on housing
shows that the audience comes along for the ride. those who are preparing for this major life change. We’re and Services. Access to BC Housing Registry. Limited
Rehearsals every Monday 12:30 to 2:30pm at the Royal looking to collect true stories for a book about the history, Outreach Services available from 8:30-4:30pm or Walk-
Canadian Legion in Cloverdale. Phone Susie Francis at challenges, joys and future of retirement. Give us a call in In. Phone 604-520-6621 for further information.
604-613-3116. Gibson’s, B.C. at 1-604-886-8316. AIR CANADA PIONAIRS
B.C. GOVERNMENT RETIRED EMPLOYEES A 32 year old federally registered non profit organiza-
VANCOUVER - Fraser Valley Brnach, Abbotsford. Meetings held at
tion of retired airline employees from Air Canada,
Canadian Airlines International and previous Constituent
PERPETUAL-MOTION INVENTORS 1:30pm on the 4th Monday of each month at Trinity
Airlines. Meet in Vancouver, Abbotsford, West Vancouver,
And Gadgeteers meet every 2nd Monday from 7:00- United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way. Phone 604-
Ladner, Tsawwassen, White Rock and Sunshine Coast
9:00pm at Ariel Cafe, 73 Kingsway (at Broadway) 859-4492.
Monthly. Web Site www.pionairs.ca for times and loca-
Vancouver. FITNESS AND FUN
GORDON NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE Dancing to a wide variety of music, modern square
SURREY SUPPORT GROUP
We offer “Nutritious Lunches” with classical music dancing great exercise. Check out a free try-out, dancing
Meets at the Newton Library community room on the
every Tuesday at 12 noon. Located at 1019 Broughton St., in the Lower Mainland. Phone Janet or Roy at 604-939-
2nd Thursday of each month from 12:30-2:00pm. For
Vancouver. Phone 604-683-2554. 2789 for complete information.
information Phone 778-278-3697.
HEALTH AND HOMECARE SOCIETY SENIORS MUSIC
ABBOTSFORD SUPPORT GROUP
B.C. Family Respite Centre. Day and overnight pro- Learn to play the piano-keyboard-guitar by ear with-
Looking for a new home, meeting on the 2nd
gram for seniors. Located at 2711 East 49th St., Vancouver. out reading sheet music. Classes once a week. Registry
Wednesday of each month from 2:00-3:30. For informa-
Phone 604-327-9525. necessary. Phone 778-397-2860 or 778-320-6565.
tion Phone 1-800-567-8998.
COMPUTER COURSES GLEN PINE ART CLUB
CHILLIWACK SUPPORT GROUP
National Academy of Older Canadians (NAOC) com- Join us alternating (2nd and 4th of each month)
Meets at the YMCA, on Hocking Road on the 4th
puter courses are tailored for the mature student and com- Saturday mornings for fun and friendship. Phone Arcadia
Wednesday of each month. For Information Phone 1-800-
plete beginner. Classes taught at a leisurely pace. Call Robinson at 604-936-2263 for complete information.
604-681-3767 for complete details or visit the computer MSA GOLDEN KIWANIS
MAPLE RIDGE CAREGIVERS
lab at 411 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver A friendly seniors group meeting every Wed. at
Support Group. Parkinson's Society of B.C. First
VANCOUVER BRANCH BCGREA 10:00am in the Legacy Bldg of Abbotsford Exhibition
Thurs. 10:am to Noon. Call Elinor Verkerk at 604-467-
The Vancouver Branch of the BCGREA meets monthly Park. Phone Lloyd at 604-853-5157 or Chuck at 604-850-
except for July and August at 1:00pm on the second 3950.
BONSOR CHESS CLUB
Monday of each month unless it falls on a holiday, it GLEN PINE BAND
Bonsor Community Centre Seniors' Chess meets
meets first Monday. Meetings are held at the BCGREU Come and jam with this Coquitlam band Mondays at
every Monday, Wednesdays and Friday from noon until
Building, 4911 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC. All retired 7:00pm. Phone Doris Tyson at 604-942-9682.
4:00pm. Holidays included. Everybody is welcome. More
government employees welcome. Contact info: 778-438- MSOS CLUB 60+
more information call Alan at 604-299-6605.
2575. White Rock, South Surrey Mixed Singles over 60+.
Come and join us for friendship, outings and activities. MUNICIPAL PENSION RETIREES
WHITE ROCK - Dancing, dinners out, golf, bowling, theatre, lunches and
more. We meet once a month every 3rd Thursday. For The Municipal Pension Retirees Association, Tri
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY complete information please call Carole at 604-590-4992. Cities and District meet Monday at Pasta Polo Restaurant,
The Canadian Red Cross Medical Equipment IN HOME SENIORS EXERCISE PROGRAM 2754 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam. Phone E. Heffner at
Loan Service seeks volunteers at White Rock. Please We will come to your house and provide a personal in 778-233-7136.
phone 604-536-7911 or 604-531-7935 for complete home exercise program for you or your loved one, by a LANGLEY ARTHRITIS SOCIETY
information. trained Gerontology Based Recreation Practitioner. Meet at the Fraser Arthritis Centre, Langley, 101-
Equipment provided. Currently working as a Recreation 5501 204th Street (Langley Mall) Monday 10:30-
PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUPS 11:30am. Phone Shirley at 604-514-0401 for complete
Monthly meetings in Vancouver, Surrey, White Rock, Director in a Senior’s Assisted Living Facility. Give Colin
a call at 604-818-9407. information.
Langley, Abbotsford. For more details please call the
Parkinson’s Society of B.C. at 1-800-668-3330. RAINBOW WALKING CLUB BC & YUKON
MIXED SINGLES OVER SIXTY The LGTB Committee of the 411 Seniors Centre, ARTHRITIS SOCIETY
The White Rock/South Surrey club an active social Vancouver, present the Rainbow Walking Club for older The Arthritis Society of BC & Yukon Division, meet
club with meetings every third Thursday of each month. and aging lesbian, gay, trans and bi folk. Every second and at Fraser Arthritis Centre, Unit 101 - 5501 204th Street,
Activities. outings and travel. Carole at 604-590-4992 for fourth Tuesday of each month. Walks depart from the 411 Langley. Phone 604-514-9902. for complete information.
full information. Seniors Centre, 411 Dunsmuir Street at 9:30am and are DO YOU DESIRE HEALTHY
MEN’S PROBUS CLUB White Rock/South Surrey approximately 1.5 hours in duration. For complete infor- AND LOVING RELATIONSHIPS?
Invites retired and semi-retired Professional, Business and mation please phone Carol at 604-684-8171. Co-dependence Anonymous can help you! Meets
other men to meet those with similar interests. Enjoy cof- FRIENDLY VISITORS Monday at 7:30pm One Way Club Society, 22270 North
fee, speakers and socializing on the 2nd Wed. of each Do you enjoy people? Would you like to spend a Ave., Maple Ridge. Call 604-836-1217 for complete
month at 10:00am. EagleQuest Golf & Country Club, couple of hours a week visiting a senior in their own information.
7718 - 152nd St., Surrey. Phone 604-536-7944. home? Seniors Support Services invite you to become a COUNCIL OF SENIOR CITIZENS
EVENING ROTARY CLUB Friendly Visitor. Please call 604-541-9400. ORGANIZATION
A new evening dinner club is being established for MISSION PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP Cosco, an advocacy group devoted to improving "The
South Surrey and White Rock area. Interested parties and Meets every 4th Monday of the month at 1:00pm. Quality Of Life" for all seniors. Anyone wishing to
former Rotarians please phone Lyle Konner at 604-551- Country Garden Kitchen at Carrington House in Mission. become members, or affiliate, give Ernie Bayer a call at
5370. Starting Sept. 28th. Contact Cynthia at 604-406-8330.
604-576-9734 or Fax at 604-576-9733.
EXCITING SNOOKER CLUB ELDER COLLEGE CHILLIWACK
Calling all over 65. Do you want to meet new people? Provides adults over the age of 50 with access to edu- CLOVERDALE
Do you want to have a great time playing a great game in cational and learning opportunities for expanding your SENIOR STAMP CLUB
your community? The Kent Street Activity Centre in knowledge. For Infomation call 604-702-2611. Meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays each month at
White Rock is looking for new members to join this excit- MISSION OAPA BRANCH #28 1:00pm at Cloverdale Senior's Centre 6022-176th Street.
ing club. Experience not required. From 9:00 to 4:30. Meet at Mission Seniors Centre, 10th and Taulbut the Beginners and advanced collectors welcome. For more
Ladies only on Tuesdays from 9:00 to noon. Call 604-541- 2nd Friday of each month at 1:00pm. Entertainment when information please call John at 604-574-3182.
2231 or come by at 1475 Kent Street in White Rock available. Phone 604-820-9121 ot 604-826-8924 for com- RIDGE MEADOWS CHESS CLUB
WHITE ROCK SOUTH SURREY MIXED SINGLES plete information. Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to
Over 60 Club meetings the Third Thursday, Carol at TOASTMASTERSCLUB 5:00pm at the ACT. Contact Chris at 604-467-2426.
604-590-4992. We have many seniors in our various clubs at WHITE ROCK GARDEN CLUB
SINGLES FREE THINKERS Toastmasters. A new club, mets at Pitt Meadows City Meets 2:00pm Tuesdays at Cranley Hall, 2141
New in White Rock. Come share your favourite topic: Hall, 1200 Harris Road, Thursdays at 7:30pm. Cranley Drive, South Surrey. Club information Eileen
Current events, an interesting article, or a humorous story Davidson at 604-538-0496.
etc. Let’s chit-chat about this and that. First Monday of
each month 7:00-9:00pm. Call 604-536-6749
Fraser Valley/ Lower Mainland Edition Today’s Senior March, 2011 - 17
Surrey/Delta Indo Canadian Seniors Centre SENIOR CENTRE LANGLEY SENIOR CENTRE
20605-51B Avenue, Langley
#200 - 7050 - 120 St., Surrey 604-591-1795 ACTIVITIES Phone 604-530-3020
Open 7 Days a Week 10:00am to 5:00pm
SHARING & CARING AGENDA
The Indo-Canadian seniors society has its own building which Mar 3rd David Hancock, noted biologist and pas-
has been extended from time to time to meet the needs of its sionate wild life advocate, will speak about, and
increasing membership and other added activities. It is an inde- show spectacular photographs of, his beloved bald
pendant body which runs its activitites without any government
funding or grants. It is run by anonymously elected body headed eagles.
by a president and his team consosting of vice president, secretary, Mar 10th Marylee Striker of Murrayville
treasurer, assistant treasurer, ten directors, a counsellor and two Acupuncture draws on her extensive training in both
auditors. The term of the committee is two years. Luckily Mr.
Maghar Singh Sanghe the present president has been elected unop-
Western and Eastern traditions. Today Marylee will
posed for the fifth term. It has 550 members including female demonstrate some of her techniques in the preven-
members. tion and treatment of disease.
Aim Mar 17th Students from Blacklock School will be
The society aims to meet the needs of the community at every
level, including fitness, health and wellness, games, bus trips, spe- on hand to help us celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Wear
cial celebrations and literary needs. "a bit o' the green" and join in the fun!
Eligibility Mar 24th Heike Walker, Registered Reflexology
All males and females 55+ can become its members with a
very nominal annual membership fee of $15 Jan-Dec. Therapist, will demonstrate how Reflexology pro-
Activities motes health and well-being.
Provides facilities for indoor recreation like cards, carom Mar 31th No Sharing & Caring Social today. The
boards, a pool table, a literary and large reading room with a num-
kber of english and vernacular newspapers, as well as TV`s, VCR`s
Birthday Social is Wednesday, March 30th from 2 -
etc. In this reading room members sit and discuss all types of issues 3:30pm and features entertainment by Four Swell
national and international. Female members enjoy an indeoendant Guys.
unhindered atmosphere for their activities, cultural, social and spir-
BROOKSWOOD SENIORS CENTRE
itual needs, all the days of the week they have a variety of these
Health and Fitness 19899 36th Avenue, Langley
SENIOR SERVICES Phone 604-530-4232
Facilities exist for keeping the body fit and in shape. The
exercise room has been equiped with the latest machines ie, exer-
cisse cycles, treadmills. Health check up camps are organized.
Doctors, nurses and other health experts are invited to from time to Pool, Shuffleboard, Meetings, Crafts, Crib.
time for check ups and informative talks. Blood pressure, choles- Meals on Wheels Line Dancers, 604-534-0299
terol, blood sugar and eye check ups are arranged in collaberation
with Wescana Pharmacy, Fraser health Services etc. Experts come The Meals on Wheels program is available to Chess Players, 604-530-4693
and deliver lectures on how to lead a healthy life in old age. Food residents of New Westminster. The meals are deliv- Duplicate Bridge, 604-856-7170
experts also pay visits to the centre. The BC Health Guide is avail- ered Monday to Friday between the hours of 10:30 Paws2Dance, 604-534-6841,
able to every member. and 12:30. Clients should plan to be home to receive Bingo, 604-534-2250
Tours and Trips meals or make alternate arrangements.
Bus tours to places of historical, cultural and educational
importance are organized two or three times a year according to Grocery Shopping Program
Grocery orders are taken weekly Monday (deliv-
CENTRE FOR 55+
weather conditions. These trips are to widen the horizon of the
seniors and provide special facilities to the people who are unable ered Tuesday) and Tuesday (delivered Wednesday).
to go such places on their own due to the busy schedule of their Support Calls 7282 Kingsway, Burnaby Phone 604-525-1671
children. Lately they visited Victoria, the capital of BC and around. Friendly telephone calls made on a weekly, twice VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX PROGRAM
The women visited Harison Lake, Cultas Lake and the parks.
Volunteer Services weekly or daily basis by a volunteer to a senior who Volunteer assistance is available for seniors on
The memeber volunteer to help in filling out various forms may be lonely or isolated. Calls are made Monday to low income who are unable to complete their own
and returns and act as interpreters whenever and whereever needed. Friday and provide support and monitoring. Older income tax and benefit returns. Call to make an
Entertainment adults who would like someone to talk with on a appointment.
The last Sunday of the month is utilized for having poetical regular basis can contact our office to register for this
SILVER HARBOUR CENTRE
symposium and is open to all. POets and singers from India visit-
ing Canada also join and are honoured. V.V.I.P`s of Canada and program.
Information and Referral services
India also spare their valuable time to attend these functions. 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver, 604-980-2474
In short the centre functions like an extended family to Include information and form completion related
share sorrows and joys of its members. to the following subjects. Volunteer outreach work- FREE LEGAL 7 REFERRALADVICE
ers are available in our office at variable times, cur- Silver Harbour’s free legal advice and referral clinic
411 SENIORS rently Wednesdays 1-4pm, appointments are made is available to to all adults aged 55 and over living on the
through the office. If clients are housebound, the North Shore.
CENTRE SOCIETY outreach worker will visit them in their homes. INCOME TAX CLINICS
411 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver Assistance is also provided in the office on a drop in For low income seniors ($25,00 or less per person,
604- 684-8171 basis during normal office hours. $35,000 or less per couple).
The Dining Club
The 411 Seniors Centre is an inclusive
resource and drop-in centre
Three evenings a week the Seniors Service
Society bus picks up older adults from their homes
for adults aged 55 and older. and takes them out to a local restaurant. Program RECREATION COMPLEX
We offer over 45 different activities participants are contacted once a week to ask if they 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby BC
and services that enable older adults would like to go out for dinner that week. Phone 604-439-5510
to live independent lives
Lunch Program DANCE AT BONSOR COMPLEX
and thrive in our community.
Two days a week, Wednesdays and Fridays, the Tuesday and Thursday night. From 7:30 to
These programs include: Seniors Services Society bus picks up older adults 10:30pm.
from their homes and takes them to Century House
* Information & Referral to assist older adults access
the benefits and pensions to which they are entitled. We the seniors centre in New Westminster for lunch.
also assist with income tax, simple will preparation and
access to legal and advocacy services.
Seniors Transportation Program
This program provides transportation for isolated sen-
15996 84th Ave., Surrey Phone 604-501-5026
* Fitness activities such as a walking club, gentle yoga, iors. Transportation is provided by volunteer drivers in the
tai chi and more. volunteers vehicles. This is a door to door service available
* Social opportunities such as monthly social events
and trips, various language classes, bridge, mahjong and
for medical and other appointments. MAPLE RIDGE SRS. SOCIETY
more. 12150, 224th St., Phone 604-786-7404
* Health services such as podiatry, blood pressure clin- Health Food
ics and dental screening clinics.
* The Thrift Store is open 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Vitamins & Bulk Food NEWTON SENIOR CENTRE
* The Cafeteria provides low-cost nutritious meals
#113 - Brookswood Plaza 13775 - 70th Ave., Surrey
Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
4061 - 200th Street, Langley, B.C. 604-501-5010
GLEN PINE PAVILION
These programs and services reflect the diversity of older
adults and promote their health and wellness, information
and referral, volunteerism, education, and social needs. Your Local Neighbourhood Pharmacy Coquitlam - Phone 604-927-6948
Membership is $12.00 per year and we are open Monday
FREE LOCAL DELIVERY
to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Please visit our website at www.411seniors.bc.ca for - LANGLEY MALL -
more information or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone/Fax: 604-532-1996 4585 Albert Street, Burnaby, 604-294-1936
18 - Today’s Senior March, 2011 Fraser Valley/Lower Mainland Edition
Abbotsford - Chilliwack - Hope
Splitting Pension Income
Canadians are now allowed to split quali-
fied income with their spouse or common-law
partner. This can result in a reduction of fam-
ily taxes and can also minimize the impact on
income-tested tax credits and benefits. If you Matsqui Seniors Branch #69 (OAPO)
3106 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford B.C.
Chilliwack and District have a spouse (or common law partner) who is
Senior Resources Society in lower tax bracket, you and your spouse will Phone 604-557-0648
Information to link seniors with programs and ser- be able to elect to have up to 50 per cent of WELCOME TO ALL FRIENDS
vices they require to maintain a healthy, independent eligible income transferred to the lower income NEW MEMBERS & PRESENT MEMBERS
life style. spouse. Eligible income is defined as income BINGO - 1:00 Tuesday
9291 Corbould St. Chilliwack, BC V2P 4A6 eligible for the pension income credit. BRIDGE - 1:00 Monday & Wednesday
Phone 604 793-9979 What Types Of Income CRIBBAGE - 1:00 Friday
Email.email@example.com Are Eligible? Under age 65, only income CARPET BOWLING - 1:00 Tuesday & Thursday
Hours Monday - Thursday 9 am - 4 pm received directly from a pension plan or SHUFFLEBOARD - 9:00 Monday & Friday
For further information call the office at 604 793- received because of the death of your spouse WHIST - 1:00 Wednesday
9979. Brochures available at the Information Booth qualifies for pension income splitting. Income POT LUCK LUNCH - 12:00 3rd Tuesday
at the Cottonwood Mall, 45585 Luckakuck Way. from other registered plans such as RRIFs, EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING - 10:00 Last Tuesday
Scheduled Activities annuities purchased with your RRSP and of each month
Badminton for Seniors Deferred Profit Sharing Plans are only eligible GENERAL MEETING - 1:00 First Tues. of each month
Mondays & Wednesdays 1-3 PM for splitting if you are age 65 or older. HEALTH ALERT ACTIVITY GROUP - 9:30am
9291 Corbould Street Evergreen Hall Government plans such as Canada/Quebec Thursday. Vilma Plett Phone 604-853-5081.
Brisk Fit - Low impact exercises for seniors 55+ Pension Plan and Old Age Security do not
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 -10 am qualify under the federal pension income split-
45530 Spadina Ave. Loft at Ag. Rec. $3.00 drop-in ting rules. Generally, income from non-regis- ABBOTSFORD SENIORS ASSOCIATION
Floor Curling for Seniors 55+ tered investments will also not qualify. One 33889 Essendene, Ave., Abbotsford 604-853-4014
Tuesdays 9:30 - Noon & Thursdays 1 - 3 pm exception is when the income is received from
CALENDAR of regular weekly activities
9291 Corbould Street Evergreen Hall a Guaranteed Interest Contract (GIC) provided
Arts & Crafts Wed. mornings 9:30am to 11:30
Carpet Bowling by an insurance company. A GIC from a life Ballroom Dancing Tues. 7:00-11:00pm
Mon. 9:30 am - 11:30 am & Thurs. 9:30 - 11:30 am insurance company reports the interest accrued Carpet Bowling Mon. 1:00 to 3:00 in the hall
9291 Corbould Street Evergreen Hall as annuity income which qualifies for the pen- Computer Classes Tues. & Thurs. 1:30 to 3:00pm
Stride Inside Walking Program sion income credit at age 65. The interest ele- (by registration only)
Cottonwood Mall ment of a non-registered annuity contract Crib Sat. 1:00-3:30pm
Monday - Friday 7:30 - 9:30 am (prescribed & non-prescribed) is another Duplicate Bridge Mon. 7:00 to 10:00am
Indoor Bocce Ball exception for those age 65 or older. in drop-in centre
Tuesday & Thursday 1 - 3:30 pm Income Splitting Options Fiddlers Tea Dance Second Sun. of each month at 1:00pm
Ag Rec Loft Drop in $1.50 1. Eligible Income. You can split up to 50 Health Awareness Tues. and Thurs. in the main hall at 9:00am
Table Tennis per cent of eligible income, described above, Exercise for Seniors 9:00-11:00am
Line Dancing Mon. 9:00am and Wed. 6:30pm - main hall
Monday & Wednesday 1 - 3 pm with a spouse or common law partner. Because
Mahjon Second & Fourth Tues. 7:00-10:00pm
Ag Rec Loft of income tested benefits such as age credits, Partner Bridge Fri. 1:00 to 4:00pm in centre
Pickleball medical expenses and claw backs on Old Age Pool & Billiards 8:00-3:00pm daily
Wednesday 9 - Noon Evergreen Hall Security, the optimum transfer may be less Sing-a-long Mon. 1:00-4:00pm. Drop-In Centre
Tai Chi than 50 per cent. Social Dancing Friday 8:00-11:00pm
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2. Canada/Quebec Pension Plans. Square Dancing Mon. 7:00pm - Thurs. 7:00pm
Ag Rec Loft 9 - 10:30 a.m. Although not part of the Federal initiative with Swing Dances Sunday 8:00-11:00pm
CHILLIWACK SENIOR respect to pension income splitting, these gov- Tops Thurs. 6:00-8:00pm
RECREATION CENTRE ernment plans already allow spouses who are For additional information please call Jodie at 604-850-2465
9400 College St., Chilliwack. Phone 604-792-4549. at least 60 years of age to share up to 50 per
Open 8:00am-4:00pm daily except Sunday. cent of the benefits earned while you were liv-
Breakfast and Lunch 9:00-1:00 Monday-Friday ing together.
Poolroom Open to members 8:00am-4:00pm 3. Spousal RRSPs. Contributing to a
Monday-Saturday spousal RRSP can also result in tax savings.
Monday - 9:30 Line Dancing 12:30 Bingo Under the new rules, RRSP and RRIF income
Tuesday - 10:00 Rug Hooking 1:00 Singles Bridge can only be split at age 65 or older. However,
Wednesday - 9:30 Line Dancing, Art Group 1:00 spousal RRSPs provide income splitting at any
Partners Bridge 7:30 Ballroom Dancing age and are not restricted to 50 per cent. Also,
Thursday - 1:00 Whist if your spouse is younger, the income can be
Friday - 9:30 Line Dancing 1:00 Cribbage delayed until the year after your spouse reach-
7:30 Ballroom Dancing es age 71.
CHILLIWACK SENIOR SOCIAL SOCIETY Ideal Candidates
The friendly atmosphere at the Chilliwack Senior • Those age 65 or who are currently
Social Society, 45795 Victoria, Chilliwack offers an receiving income directly from a pension plan.
opportunity to meet new friends in their weekly • Those who have a spouse in a lower tax
Beginners and Experienced Tap Dancing on Take Action
Mon. and Thurs.; Bingo (lunch available) each • Identify the income eligible for split-
Tues.; Line Dancing Mon., Wed. and Fri.; Carpet ting.
Bowling each Fri. In addition, the Sons of Scotland • Determine, with your tax preparer, the
welcomes new members at its meeting at 7:30pm amount to be taxable to your spouse.
each fourth Tues. of the month. • Make an election on your tax return
The Mt. Cheam Orchid Society meets at 7:30pm For further information on opportunities
the first Tues. of every month. Church services are for Pension Income Splitting contact your
offered at 10:30am at the Church of Christ each financial advisor or call Rick at CRS Financial
Sunday. Phone Beryl Wilson at 604-792-6696 for Group at 604-787-3359 or email: rick@crsfi-
more information. nancial.ca
Fraser Valley/Lower Mainland Edition Today’s Senior March, 2011 - 19
DO YOU REMEMBER THE DON MESSER SHOW?
Do you remember the
Don Messer Show on tv?
Shown here are Johnny
Forrest (left) and Don
When Don first intro-
duced Johnny he stated, he’s
a Scottish entertainer who
KinVillage Community Centre was a great addition to the
5430 10th Ave., Tsawwassen show.
Phone 604-943-0225 Johnny recalls Don say-
ing “Okay laddie, let’s hear
WEEKLY ACTIVITIES you.”
Reception Desk Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm An impromptu perfor-
Location of the Bay Area Gourmet Café 7:30 am - 3:30 pm mance followed with
Unique Boutique Gently Used Clothing Store 10 am - 3 pm Johnny playing and singing
A great facility for Hall Rental - Ask for Anne Siemens his favourite Scottish songs
MONDAY - 8:00am Table Tennis; 8:45am Pilates Level for Mr. Messer and much of
II; 9:00 am Keep Fit Exercises; 10:00 am Fitness & his troupe who came out of
Stretch with Beth; 1:00 pm Beginner's Bridge; 1:00pm their own dressing rooms to
Conversational Bridge; 1:00pm Ladies Drop-in Bridge; listen. This was at Edmonton
1:00 pm Poker;
TUESDAY - 9:00am Fitness & Weights with Beth;
10:00am Beginners' Watercolor; 10:30am Line Dancing; Johnny now lives here,
1:00pm Cribbage; in Surrey, and does a Tour
1:00pm Partner's Bridge; 7:00pm Table Tennis of Bonnie Scotland.
WEDNESDAY - 9:00am Foot Care Clinic (once a He can be contacted at
month); 9:00am Pilates 10:10 am Step Classes; 1:00 pm 778-571-4211.
Bingo; 4:00pm Singles Over Sixty (once a month);
6:30pm Tai Chi Chuan Form; 7:00pm Competitive
THURSDAY - 9:00am Fitness & Weights; 10:00am
KinQuilters; 10:00am Carpet Bowling; 10:00am OPEN
Advanced Art Classes; 1:00pm Euchre; 1:00pm
KinSingers; 3:30pm Jammers (twice a month); 6:00pm LUNCH & DINNER
Poker; 7:30pm Talespinners (twice a month); 6-9pm
Triplett School of Ballroom Dance Classes - Call 604-
7 DAYS A WEEK
Enjoy the best of Steveston . . .
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FRIDAY - 8:00am Table Tennis; 9:00am Keep Fit
Exercises; 1:00pm Conversational Bridge; 7:00pm
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Ballroom Dancing Private Lessons; 8:00pm Regular Steveston
SUNDAY - 2 - 4:30pm Tea Dance; 6-9pm Triplett School
of Ballroom Dance Classes - Call 604-862-8761 for
ONCE A MONTH SPECIAL LUNCHEON
& THEMED DINNER DANCE
(R.M.S.S.) ACTIVITY CENTRE
12150 224th St., Maple Ridge 604-467-4993
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00am to 4:00pm
Drop-in-Lounge Mon.-Fri. 9:00am to 4:00pm
Room Mon.-Sun. 9:00am to 4:00pm Wed. to ocial Pro
MONDAY - 8:30 Stay Fit 9:00 Beg. Bridge, Table Tennis Recre ation & S Dining
10:00 Seniors Workout 1:00 Int. Bridge, Carpet Bowling, Superb a
Parkinson’s Group, Old Time Dancing 1:30 Caregivers
Support Group 5:00 Tops Chapter 2304 7:30 Square
Dancing - Plus 7:00 Gentle Joint & Yoga Fitness
TUESDAY - 8:30 Easy-Fit, Jazz & Tap Dance Classes
9:00 Health & Wellness 9:30 Crafts and Needlework
10:30 Int. Line Dancing, Jazz 1:00 Cribbage, Int.Tap, CHECK OUR
Scrabble 6:30 Duplicate Bridge 7:00 Table Tennis, Social CLASSIFIEDS
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WEDNESDAY - 8:30 Stay Fit 9:00 Table Tennis 9:30 SERVICES
Beginners Tap 10:00 Seniors Workout, Spanish Dance
Lessons 11:30 Live Music 1:00 Spanish Language Class
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20 - Today’s Senior March, 2011 Fraser Valley/Lower Mainland Edition
PHYSICAL FITNESS IN 2011
COZY shoulder exercises all contribute to posture awareness.
2. Decrease the risk of falling
* Choose a facility, leader or trainer who knows the
exercise restrictions associated with osteoporosis
CORNER In older people, 5% to 10% of falls result in fractures * Choose an activity or program that is enjoyable.
and 25% of falls result in other significant injuries. For more information on how you can fight osteopo-
Exercise helps to decrease falls, as well as the risk of falls rosis please visit Osteoporosis Canada's website at www.
“Let’s Talk” if the exercise includes activities aimed at improving bal- osteoporosis.ca.
with ance. Balance exercises increase the ability to handle I look forward to speaking with you all again next
quick or unbalanced movement in daily life. month. Let's talk, mail your comments to:
Janet Isherwood firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Improve muscular strength
Exercise for osteoporosis focuses on strengthening Cozy Corner
A place for seniors and their families to speak out, the large muscles in the upper and lower body as P.O. Box 1196
share stories and ask questions. well as the torso. These muscles are used in everyday Metrotown RPO
Another month closer to spring and everyone now has activities; therefore, strengthening these muscles will help Burnaby B.C.
that little skip in their walk. to ensure independent living and an overall positive qual- V5H 4J8
ity of life.
TEN GOLDEN RULES
Gyms are busy with the after New Years "Let's Loose
Weight" ideas and most everyone is cutting back on the 4. Improve flexibility
comfort foods. As we age, we lose flexibility from inactivity and
The Wikipedia describes Physical Fitness is any bod- poor habits and the imbalance associated with lost flexi- 1. If you open it - close.
bility contributes to pain and restricted movement.
ily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and 2. If you turn it on - turn it off.
overall health and wellness. These include strengthening Stretching exercises will help to regain lost flexibility and
muscles and the cardiovascular system, athletic skills, contribute to enjoying exercise. 3. If you unlock it - lock it.
weight loss or maintenance and for enjoyment. 5. Increase endurance and stamina 4. If you move it - put it back.
Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the People with osteoporosis should use caution when 5. If you borrow it - return it.
performing high-impact exercise because it may contrib-
immune system and helps prevent the diseases of affluence
ute to fracture. Low-impact aerobic exercise is exercise 6. If you use it - take care of it.
such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabe-
tes and obesity. that safely and comfortably increases breathing and heart 7. If you break it - fix it.
Exercise also helps improve our mental health, helps rate for an extended period of time, without making it dif- 8. If you can’t fix it - call someone who can.
fight depression, and help's to promote or maintain posi- ficult to breathe in and out. Individuals are advised t o 9. If you make a mess - clean it up.
tive self esteem. consult a physiotherapist before starting an aerobic exer-
cise program. 10. If it doesn’t concern you -
Exercises are generally grouped into 3 types:
-Flexibility such as stretching, improving range of Walking may help build bones and provides many leave the darn thing alone.
motion of muscles and joints. benefits to overall fitness. To be effective, it has to be Mrs. R. M. Knill,
brisk, done regularly (4-7 days per week) for at least 10
-Aerobic exercise such as cycling, swimming, walk- Retired teacher
ing, skipping minutes at a time for a total of 30-60 minutes a day.
6. Improve overall quality of life
-Anaerobic exercise such as weight training
The benefits to physical exercise is important for A four-year study of women with osteoporosis
maintaining physical fitness and contribute to maintaining showed that pain decreased yearly in the whole group,
a healthy weight, building and maintaining healthy bone but decreased significantly in those with the greatest Watch the waves rolling toward the beach with a roar,
density, muscle strength and joint mobility thus promoting improvement in aerobic fitness. Another study used an Beach lovers look and listen, saying that’s what they’re for.
physiological well-being while strengthening our immune Osteoporosis Functional Disability Questionnaire to Bell birds sing their songs of love,
system. assess pain and activities of daily living. Those who chose
to participate in exercise showed a significant decrease in So let us thank that guy up above.
For you seniors that are house bound, there are won-
derful chair exercise and many chair yoga exercise out pain that interferes with daily activity and a subsequent Life sure has its ups and downs, like a seasaw,
there. improvement in their quality of life. The sound of music is everywhere, so listen in awe.
Walking the stairs or just walking the block can often Exercise Precautions Soldiers boots that sing in the mud,
be all you need for a daily exercise. Individuals with osteoporosis should be encouraged With a gurk, gurk, glub, sounds so sad.
to consult a physiotherapist to learn how to perform eve-
Margaret Willson from Osteoporosis sends you this
ryday activities safely. In general, be careful when per-
Singing a song of Christmas is a common cry,
forming activities that require reaching overhead, twist- Look closely and you’ll see tears in my eye.
Six reasons not to be a lazybones
Regular physical activity improve health in so many ing, bouncing or jerky movements. Avoid side or forward We sing when we are happy, we sing when we are sad,
ways. Physically active people have a lower risk of devel- bending of the spine from any position (standing, sitting Singing in the shower doesn’t sound too bad.
oping most chronic diseases. They sleep better and have or lying). Hum a song to babykins and they will go to sleep,
better emotional health; they have greater energy and Points to Remember Older folk just lay in bed counting all those sheep.
stamina; they have more self-confidence and are more * Check with your physician before starting an osteo-
porosis exercise program Songs are good medicine for the young and healthy,
The importance of physical activity for people with * Don't do exercise that causes pain And will put a smile, even on the faces of the wealthy.
osteoporosis cannot be overstated. When a muscle is used * Stretch before and after exercise Stanley F. Smith, Surrey
repetitively and consistently, as in exercise, a change can
be seen over time. The same effect is not visible with bone
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EXPERIENCED MOBILITY man for companion. Phone 604-366-2635. 4-2
TECHNICIAN - Will sell or • I am a single 55+ year old retired, 5’ 8”, 170 lb., white, looking
repair/tune-up wheelchairs, for a single lady 50+. Slim, white, for companionship. For out-
PlEasE run this ad ______ timEs in thE today’s sEnior (samE cost Each timE) scooters, walkers, lift chairs, ings, home cooking. I’m just an average man, n/s, o/d. At home
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FOR SALE SERVICES SERVICES al. In your home or facility. • S/F seeking 60’s s/m for tender, generous relationship of equals
FOR SALE - 2 Mousoleums VOLUNTEER NEEDED - If MUSIC LESSONS - Learn to 23 years experience in to enjoy the autumn of life to lovingly RV , motorcycle, bbq, walk-
at Gardens of Geltsemani you have carpentry skills & play the Piano - Keyboard - health care - 17 with seniors. just plain play for enjoyment! 311 - 390 Waterfront Cresc.,
15800, 32nd Ave., Surrey. can donate your time, we will Guitar by Ear in One Week Corns, calluses, fungal nails, Victoria, B.C. V8T 5K3. Photo please.
Phone 531-2141 owner supply material. Our Bunny without having to read sheet diabetic feet, foot massage. • Single male, tall slim, in 70’s, n/s, n/d, no pets, strong, healthy,
859-6976, $5,000 each. Pharaoh needs a home. Call music. Only $25 / hr. 778- Surrey, Langley, White Rock. interested in all activities, but prof. sports. Enjoys outdoors, walk-
Valued at $7,000 each. 3-2 Janet at 604-541-4663. 397-2860, 778-320-6565. Karen Bellefontaine Certified ing, dancing, movies, reading and talking. Want long-term loving
FOR SALE - Mobile at fern- 3-3 Footcare Nurse. Office 778- companionship with single woman Please call 604-615-8219.
COMPUTER GEEK - Non- 574-0600.Email - • Single lady 60’s, n/s, s/d, outgoing, looking for travel compan-
ridge Park 55+ 1054. Profit. At your home or office. OLD TIME MUSIC -
Completely remodelled. 2 Anniversaries, Dancing, email@example.com 4-2 ion, m/f, share expenses. Enjoy outdoors, rving, boating, dining,
We solve all your computer PAINTING - And Small movies, walks, talks. Phone 604-594-6740.
bedroom, 1 bathroom, 6 problems. Hardware, Parties. The best from for-
appliances. Pad rental ties, fifties. Discount for Repairs. Interior/exterior. • I am looking for s/w/m between 60 to 75 years, who is thought-
Software, Email, Anything. Semi-retired professional ful and loving. Friendship first. I am in my 60’s, s/w/f, n/s, s/d. I
$451.00 monthly. We also teach you to use Seniors Clubs. Thomas 604-
$115,000.00. Phone 604- 560-1104. Thomasmackay painter. Extra special rates like Chinese food, walks reading and simple things in life. Go out
computer. $25 per visit. Call for seniors. Small jobs just for dinners. Would like to hear from guys, n/s, s/d, from Vancouver
534-8720. South Langley. 778-397-2860 / 778-320- firstname.lastname@example.org. 3-3
3-2 MAPLE RIDGE PAINTING - fine. Call Gordon at 604- and Burnaby. Call Elizabeth at 604-320-0431.
6565. 3-3 532-7851 or cell at 604-818- • A new year, a new adventure. I am an active widow living in
WE SELL - On consignment, MELODY MAKERS - Music Serving Lower Mainland and
Scooters, Mobility Aids. Must Fraser Valley since 1960. 5824. 4-4 beautiful Fraser Valley. Seeking a n/s, active adventerous, adapt-
30’3 to 50’s & 60’s. Romantic WRITER - Will edit your able, 70+ indivdual for friensdhip, companionship and travel.
be in good condition. Comfort tunes from to old Movies Interior/Exterior, drywall
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at 604-539-8200 anytime. Brent at 604-725-1889. story. Experienced, afforda-
Samba. Call Art anytime ble. Call for quote, can also
FOR SALE - Vallley View 2-12
Memorial Gardens, Surrey.
ROLL PAINT SERVICES - help compose special let- Alzheimer Society of B.C.
HOME SERVICES - Interior, exterior, quality ters. Phone 604-572-6897. South Fraser Valley Region
Garden of the Four Prophets.
Crawford Home Services, workmanship. Reasonable 4-2
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O.B.O..Phone 604-463- experienced handyman, rates. Serving entire Lower WANTED TO BUY
7817. 8-3 repairs, light carpentry, Mainland. Phone Dave at
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install range exhaust fans, 604-587-8855 or 778-834-
FOR SALE - Double Wide costume or fine jewellry. Incl. #214 - 2825 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford.
light fixtures, shelves, ceiling 8855 9-12 Jillian Armit - Support & Education Coordinator
Niche in the Garden men’s pocket or wrist watch-
fans, repair decks, fences, SENIORS COMPUTER - All support services by appointment only.
Mausuleum CMT. Burnaby es (working or not), old keys,
stairs. Junk taken to dump. We give you a computer sys- Alzheimer Resource Centre - Chilliwack-604-702-4603
604-467-7547 sterling silver items, fountain
Fully insured. Call Garry at tem for only $85 and we Evergreen Hall - 9291 Corbould Street, Chilliwack
FOR SALE - Cheaper Than 778-867-2477. 2-3 teach you to use it. Enter a pens, old photos, postcards, Jillian Armit - Support & Education Coordinator
Rent! Bright, quiet bachelor WALKING BUDDY - Seniors whole new world of informa- toys, bears, ink wells, mili- All support services by appointment only.
suite next-door to Kennedy Walking Buddy System with tion and enjoyment. taria, figurines, porcelain &
Alzheimer Resource Centre - Czorny Centre
Heights Seniors Centre in a Certified Specialist in Computek Corp. 778-397- pottery. As well as old, unu- North Surrey 778-571-2390
North Delta. Clean, recently Fitness for older adults. 2860 / 778-320-6565. 3-3 sual small items. Call Louise Monday and Friday
updated, outdoor pool. Need to get out and get TRAVEL COMPANION - at 604-588-0362. 4-3 300 - 16850 66th Ave., Surrey, B.C.
Second floor of adult build- walking? Call Cavelene for Assistant. Need help to RECORDS WANTED - Rock Rose Puszka - Support & Education Coordinator
ing. Only $99,900! Call 604- prices and times 604-868- Travel, call Mike, I’ll see to and Roll, Country, etc. 50’s, Support Servcies by appointment only.
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Scooter, has basket and PAINTING - Painting, back, relax and enjoy the and come to you. Charlie at Suite 102 - 20316 56th Avenue Langley, B.C.
cane holder, built in battery Painting - Homes, Condos, trip. From cross town to 604-853-1158. 1-4 Rose Puszka, Support & Education Coordinator
charger, video and manual. Interior, Exterior, Moving, Paris, camping or RV road WANTED TO BUY - Vintage/ Support Services by appointment only.
$1500. Ph. 604-556-0627, Staying or Renovating. One trip. Let me help you get out Antique Watches of any type Alzheimer Resource Centre -
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chair $400. Phone 604-852- HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT- with RCMP rec. check avail- and bronze Sculpture. Support Services by Appointment or by Drop-In
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FOR SALE - Shoprider 1-5
any task you have big or
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small. I can fix anything.
Maintaining or repairing.
SEE PAGE SEWING MACHINE - I want
drop-in office/reception, special events, fund raising
steel trapeze $50, toilet
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22 - Today’s Senior March, 2011 Fraser Valley/Lower Mainland Edition
Italy's Countryside: A Little Bit of Tuscany
Florence, legendary cities filled with magnifi- initial gathering and crushing to the bottling pro-
cent 13th and 14th century monuments. "When cess and quality control. Often blending san-
you come again to Tuscany, you can see iconic giovese grapes, the result is a tasty array of dis-
paintings and sculptures in many world famous tinctive, delicious regional wines.
museums." Nodding in agreement, we recall Soon seated around large tables in the old
ancient narrow streets leading to countless treas- world villa, the highly anticipated wine tasting
ures and sunny squares embracing renaissance begins. Decorated ceramic platters of luscious
cathedrals adorned with elaborate facades… local cheeses, paper thin prosciutto ham, plump
"But for today, we are enjoying this country- green and black olives, slices of baguette and
side, Tuscany's wonderful rural side," she smiles. sun-dried tomatoes are served to best pair with
Under clear blue skies, quintessential landscapes the flavors of four wines. Pouring glwasses of
quilted by vineyards and olive groves stitched their quality white wines, then robust reds, our
together by row upon row of tall cyprus trees table mates yay, nay and analyze ample samples:
and dotted with distant villages slide past our "a pleasing bouquet;" "this one's got legs;" "full
window. Pointing out scattered stone farmhous- bodied;" "a little sweet."
es, Elena observes, "This wondrous scenery Liking 'em all, including the special dessert
throughout northern Tuscany has hardly changed wine, we buy several bottles. Some purchase
since Roman times." decorator jars of organic sun dried tomatoes and
A stroll in Tuscany Village Like we have enjoyed before, many visitors olives grown on the property. "They make such
flock to charming villages and walk among the great gifts," says one. I quip, "If you can resist
By Chris Millikan gentle surrounding hills and verdant valleys or sampling them first!"
On one of ten magical days, we disembark seek fine wines in Chianti, Montepulciano and This sunny afternoon soothes our souls…
the luxurious Nieuw Amsterdam at Livorno other others. Especially fascinating, walled and palates! Ahhh, enchanting Tuscany! Her
joining a busload of shipmates heading into the Volterra and San Gimignano attract thousands picture-postcard countryside creates endless
alluring Tuscan countryside. annually. memories and inspires further explorations.
Leaving Italy's second largest port, our local Before long, we're at Monte Carlo da Lucca,
guide Elena fills us in, "My city has a colourful one of many sleepy hilltop villages with big
past of it's own! Established by Romans, views. Exploring her narrow streets, we notice
Florence's wealthy Medici dynasty heavily charming window planters overflowing with
invested in developing it for trade. WWII blooms and herbs. Unassuming shops display
bombers targeted our city, but nowadays our fine local olive oils, wines and spices. At every
rebuilt port continues as gateway to glorious turn, we sight the brick remnants of its 13th-
Tuscany." century fortress, typical in such tiny hamlets.
About 15-kilometers along a toll highway, Relaxing among locals parked at wrought iron
we sight Pisa's Cathedral Square in the distance, tables fronting the bistro, we sip pungent coffees
best known for its precariously leaning 12th- and absorb a bit of laidback village lifestyle
century tower. A little farther along, Elena tells before departing.
us about medieval Lucca. "You can cycle or Our final stop is at one of this region's many
walk around the ancient town on shaded path- thriving wineries, a family affair for genera-
ways atop intact brick walls. And if you climb tions. Showing us their productive vineyards
the clock tower's 207 stone steps, you get spec- that stretch across the landscape, the owner
tacular views." explains the art of grape growing. Inside, there's
She goes on to recommend Siena and a behind the scenes tour of operations from their Tuscany, Monte-Carlo
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