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There is always cause for celebration and good food with this group, and once again they have yet another celebration! What a fun group they are, and anyone interested is invited to join, regardless of their level of expertise. Thankfully the Board and staff are always invited to the party.

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On December 19, 2017, the Computer Group Drop-in held its first Christmas Party.  Everyone was in high Christmas spirit and had a great time eating and drinking to the sound of Christmas music videos playing over the giant TV screen in the room.

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This special event was held on Wednesday, November 8 at Wei Do Cafe on Kingsway. 60 Mahjong players were in attendance. The group kicked off the event by having a Fun Mahjong Tournament and Willie Yuen was crowned the Mahjong Queen 2017 of Bonsor 55+ Mahjong Group. There were lots of cash prizes and gifts for Lucky Draw and Table Prize winners. All the fantastic prizes were donated to the group by three generous mahjong members and the restaurant. Everyone had a blast at the party.

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The Bonsor Seniors Badminton annual year end party happened on November 17, 2017 at the Bonsor Centre banquet room.  This year we had 184 members attending, breaking last year’s record of 171. Mary Horton, the Bonsor 55+ Society president and Michelle St Jean, the 55+ program supervisor also joined us for the party.

In the morning, we had our annual Bonsor Cup tournament with 6 teams (72 participants) competing for a chance to have their names engraved on the cup.  After the tournament, they all came up and joined the rest of the members for lunch.

It was a huge undertaking with so many people attending.  Our volunteers began the preparation around 9am.  The party started around 12:30pm with our president Peter McConville, Mary and Michelle all giving a short speech.  We ordered lots of food from PriceSmart Foods.  Each person had a large lunch box, a shrimp spring roll, then rounding out with a delicious egg tart, some roasted chestnuts and a chocolate bar, also an apple for a healthy touch.  Almost everyone had leftover food to take home.  After the lunch, we continued with the medal ceremony, lots of pictures and of course the popular prize draw.  This year, we had many smaller prizes so more members would have a chance to win something.  We also raised $637 for the Maywood School socks fund, hopefully continuing badminton group’s tradition of giving the largest donation.

The party was a huge success and everybody enjoyed the food, the prizes and most importantly the company of their friends.  However, such a large event will not be successful without a lot of volunteers.  I would like to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who worked hard for this event.

Submitted by Caroline Young

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170 badminton members and guests attended a dim sum lunch at Fraser Court Seafood Restaurant on Wednesday, September 23. The lunch started with a few words from our President, Peter McConville, followed by the President of the Bonsor 55+ Society, Mary Horton. They congratulated all the members who participated in the BC Senior Games in Vernon where our members brought home over 40 medals.

There was plenty of food served including prawn dumplings (ha kow), steamed pork dumplings (shiu mai), prawn spring roll with seaweed, etc., for a total of 10 different dishes. We enjoyed all the dishes and many of us had food to take home.
After lunch, we sang karaoke. There was lots of fun and laughter especially when the group, led by Rosemary, sang ‘Leaving on a jet plane’ and ‘Those were the days’. The fun ended around 2:30pm.

Submitted by Annie Louie

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A cheque for $10,000.00 was presented to Barry Campbell, Group leader of the Health Alert Program, by Monica Webb from Mulberry PARC for the Health Alert Program.  It is the third year in a row that Mulberry PARC has sponsored the Bonsor 55+ Society and we are very grateful for their support and sponsorship.  Every effort is made to show our appreciation for this wonderful contribution.  Mulberry PARC also supports several health programs in the community through their Societies.

Our Health Alert program offers many services in support of Burnaby Seniors and we encourage you to visit or inquire for more information about Health Alert and the Bonsor 55+ Society at any time.

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