snookerAfter a few years the friendly rivalry between good friends finally took place at West Van Seniors Centre on October 29, 2022.

Our goal was to renew camaraderie among old friends, enjoy a nice lunch and have a few frames of competitive snooker.   As usual they were very gracious hosts and gave us a nice lunch.

Stan Ziolkowski was the Captain of their team and as he promised at our YGM, he did get the event kick started, and we all had a lot of fun. Thank you Stan for a well organized event.

Thank you also to Andy Nathani (our Co Captain) and Iqbal (Sam) Kassam for bringing in so many goodies for all of us to enjoy. There was lots of food left over to take home.

Getting back to snooker, Bonsor won the tie 17 - 10. Many were very closely fought games and the match was much closer than the scoreline indicates.

Bonsor retained the Mary Horton Trophy which will continue to take pride of place in our Snooker Room.

Keith Saunders was our volunteer bus driver and he also decided to help us out with one game which he duly won partnering Eva. Thanks Keith.

Many thanks to Dan and Andy for organizing and helping out to make sure the event ran smoothly. We missed George Kawaguchi, our regular Captain who is sojourning on the Island.


Bonsor 55+ Sociey Snooker Group


Thursday Dance celebrates Halloween in style.

Thursday Dance Halloween 2022


The Bonsor Senior Tennis group held their elections for next year at a wonderful evening prepared by the executive…dinner, games and prizes.  Lots of fun!!!

The new executive are Georgina, Kan Patricia and Alvin.

This is an invitation to all Bonsor Seniors who enjoy tennis to watch out for the startup dates next April.  The club plays at the Central Park Courts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 12pm.  Fees are affordable and all levels are welcome to join us.

We all look forward to seeing all the members next season.

tennis gear


Join us in our coffee bar, operated by our volunteers, open from 11:15 to 3:15pm, Mondays thru Saturdays.  Enjoy a cup of the beverage of your choice - Tea, Coffee, etc.,($1.00)  and a muffin ($1.00) or a cookie (50 cents) baked fresh and delicious by our wonderful bakers.  Books and daily paper always available.


The Eighth Annual House League was held between May and August 2022. We had 44 players in 4 Teams. The Break Builders won very tight semi finals and finals to lift the Tom Yee Trophy.

We had the Awards Banquet at the Kirin Restaurant at The Starlight Casino. Sixty people attended to enjoy a lovely lunch.  Tom and Bonnie Yee made the effort to attend and give away the Trophy.  It was indeed a very poignant moment for all of us to see Tom again after his stroke many years ago.

Photo of Tom


The Snooker AGM will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Bonsor snooker will have a B Team entered in the Lower Mainland Senior Snooker League for the 2022-23 season along with 6 other teams from the lower mainland (Edmonds, Century House, Dogwood, Kennedy, Minoru, (Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadow/Langley-combined).


How many could line dance at 100 years of age?  We have one at Bonsor Recreation Centre in Burnaby, BC.!  An enjoyable line dance event happened on August 3, 2022: a celebration of JOYCE CHONG’s centennial milestone at the Bonsor Recreation Centre banquet hall.

A few Board members of Bonsor 55+ Society, namely, Mary Horton, Pat Couch, Freda Jenkins and Shirley Noble were present and expressed their well wishes to Joyce on behalf of the Board.  The Hall was decorated with colourful balloons and there was a lot of food for everyone including Joyce’s favourite delicious mango birthday cake.  Over 65 people attended the party including a surprise visit from Joyce’s nephew and family from Calgary, to celebrate with Joyce.  Everyone was line dancing, socializing and enjoying the event, singing Happy Birthday to Joyce.  She is an inspiration to all of us, a fantastic, lovable and amazing lady.  Maggie Bretton, our line dance instructor gave a lovely speech on behalf of the line dance group and led us through many fun dances.

A big thank you to the staff at Bonsor 55+ Centre, especially Brett Boland, and to the volunteer team led by Lily Chew and Daisy Chan.  Thank you, of course, to Joyce Chong for hosting the party.

Joyce's Birthday