Senior?s News

Excitement is mounting within our ranks as many of the Seniors in town prepare for their much anticipated trip to Richmond, B.C. Yes, time is fast approaching for the start of the B.C. Seniors Games taking place from September 16-19. Some will be traveling down in their own vehicles and making stops to visit with friends and relatives along the way while others are taking the tour bus which has been hired by the Zone for the trip.

We wish you all well in whatever your endeavours and insist that you enjoy yourselves no matter how you do in the competitions. HAVE FUN!!!

On several occasions over the past few weeks our Tuesday afternoon group has been joined by folks from Dawson Creek. Two carloads from here have gone into Dawson Creek for the same purpose…..practice, practice, practice. Dawsons? Edie Miller is part of the floor curling team going to the Games along with Joan Sidwell, Vera Phillips and Moire Jones.

It is this reporters opinion that the Dawson folks have come to enjoy the trip so much they are coming out simply to be a part of our group and we welcome them. Bruno Pohl comes along to make sure the girls follow the rules but I honestly think he just likes being with the ladies………that?s OK Bruno…..your secret is safe with me.

Lakepoint Golf and Country Club in Fort St. John had a Seniors golf tournament on Monday August 24. About 80 people gathered for a fun day of golf and friendship followed by prize presentations and a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings (even my personal favorite…..dessert). Those in attendance from Tumbler Ridge were Lloyd Hanberg, Joan Sidwell, Ken Hammond, Ed & Martha Kennedy and Gerry & Pat Fraser. Everyone brought home a prize or two and, more importantly, some wonderful memories of a great day.

As winter sets in we are hoping that more and more of the Seniors in town will become a part of the Tuesday afternoon gatherings. At this time most of the group is into floor curling with a few playing cards. We do have carpet bowling available but not much interest has been shown to date. However I believe there will be more emphasis placed on that over the season. If you only want to drop in for coffee please feel free to do so. We welcome all and look forward to seeing you.

At this point I would also like to mention the Senior?s Corner which is located on the lower level of the Recreation Centre. This is a room operated by volunteers where Seniors are able to drop in for coffee, cookies and conversation. We have a pool table, ping pong table, cards and games as well as brochures on a lot of information affecting Seniors. At the present time the Corner is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10AM-2PM but we are hoping to increase those hours over the next little while. For more information keep an eye on the bulletin board just behind the library door in the lobby of the Recreation Centre or the Lions Club bulletin board in the entry to Shop Easy.