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November 2019

November 4
9:45 - 10:45am Retirement Income and Tax Savings with Hwan from Edward Jones

November 11
Remembrance Day  No program

November 18
9:45 - 10:45am Hip & Knee Arthritis Education & the GLAD program with Coral Koke

November 25
9:45 - 10:45am Medicinal Cannabis with Jason Meltzer
8:30am - 12:30pm FOOTCARE SERVICE, please call 604-297-4956 for appointment


October 2019

October 7
8:30am Footcare Clinic. Call 604-297-4956 for an appointment.
9:45am Making your Executor’s Life Easier with Kevin Holte

October 14  Thanksgiving Holiday - no program

October 21  Federal Election - no program

October 28
9:45am
Chef Demonstration with Gabe from Mulberry Parc

seniors on roadtrip

What an enjoyable trip it has been!  From Sunshine Coast to Vancouver Island, we traveled all the way to the end of Highway 101, the historic village of Lund to Coombs, a bustling town with interesting unique shops among other things such as the live amusing goats on roof.  Along the way, we visited different places, all with its distinct flavour and history.  And so, after 4 days in each other’s company, friendship forged, experience enriched and memorable moments etched on the photographs.

Brett, thank you for organizing and planning all the details of our trip; Monica, thank you for coordinating and taking care of the paperwork; and Wing, thanks to taking us everywhere safely and minding the van.  Much appreciated and heartfelt thank you to the Bonsor Bus Committee!

Submitted by Stella Au
Tour Participant
October 1, 2019

 

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choir singing

The Bonsor 55+ Sing-a-long started about 20 years ago.  We sing beautiful songs from the 1950s, 60s, classicals and famous Broadway musicals.  We have a musical team consisting of a pianist, two guitarists, two drummers, two song leaders plus two volunteers who prepare coffee and snacks.  We use a large mirrored room on the second floor of Bonsor Complex where you can dance with some of the music.

Each member is made available a song book with lyrics. You have 2 opportunities to sing a solo, duet, play an instrument or dance at each session.

We celebrate Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day,  Remembrance Day, Christmas, etc. We collect 50 cents for coffee or tea. Some members bring snacks, food and donate flowers.

From the feedback we received, our members enjoy the sessions very much. We grew from 25 members 4 years ago to about 45 members and our membership is still growing. Membership is free, but you must be a member of the Bonsor 55+ Society.

We meet every other Thursday from 12:45 to 2:45pm at the Bonsor Recreation Complex main building, multi-use rooms 1&2 (upstairs).

You are very welcome to join us for the nice music and have fun!

sing-a-long singing together

 

sing-a-long volunteers

 

karaoke micKaraoke is form of interactive entertainment in which an amateur singer sings along with recorded musical video with a microphone. The music is typically an instrumental version of a well-known popular song. The lyrics are usually displayed on a video screen, along with video images to guide the singer.

Singing Karaoke in front of a group is an excellent way to build your confidence, train your memory, learn new songs and socialize with people.

In fact, it can be a very enjoyable afternoon for both the audience and the singers. This is especially true when the selected songs turn out to be very popular and the delivery turn out to be surprisingly well done.

In 2019 our group had 70 members. We have 6 hours of singing time in the afternoon of each Sunday in the MP1/2 room at the Bonsor 55+ Center. On average, 25-30 members attend each Karaoke session who may come in at any time during the session. We sing with a 5 minute quota each and we do it in a first-come-first-serve basis. At times we can sing up to approximately 85 songs during the session. We sing a variety of English and Chinese pop songs and opera songs. There are solos, duets and group singings opportunities. We have a lot of fun.

In addition to singing, we also have social events, about 3 parties per year. We do not go out to a restaurant but we organize good food to be brought onsite and we serve the food ourselves with the help of volunteers.

Our annual registration is in early March with an annual membership fee of only $20 in 2019.

Spring Party March 24, 2019
Spring Party March 24, 2019

A member singing during one of the Karaoke sessions
A member singing during one of the Karaoke sessions

 

tennis clip artOn Friday September. 27, the Bonsor 55+ Tennis Group held their yearly AGM and season wind up in the Bonsor 55+ Centre.

The new, terrific, executive were all unanimously re-elected:

President: Wayne
Vice-President: Des
Treasurer: Sandy
Secretary: Pat

As part of the meeting, numerous members were acknowledged for all their contributions in making the club so successful.  The meeting was followed a fabulous Pot Luck (not to be missed!!!!).  Not only do we have some fabulous, friendly and skillful tennis players we also have some amazing cooks.

tennis picture 1  tennis picture 2

 

Artist of the Month - October
Dusanka Apic

Dusanka was born in Beograd, Serbia and immigrated to Canada in 2000.  Her hobby is painting.

Dusanka paints in watercolour and acrylics. She has been painting for about 10 years and is an Open Art Studio member.

 

 

Previous Featured Artists

May - Pat Willemsen   June - Alice Yeung   July - Lyyli Ellip   August - Michael Chan  September - Eileen Mackenzie

 

Recent Open Art Activities

August 24, 2019
We participated in the Mulberry PARC yearly art walk, it was a fun day and we had a lot of interest in our art work.
We thank the Mulberry PARC for the invitation to join this event.

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About Open Art Studio

This enthusiastic and talented group meets every Tuesday afternoon (1:00-3:00pm) on the 2nd floor and anyone interested is welcome. The group participates and contributes much to other Society events. They submit a large display to the annual art show at the Mulberry, as well as in the lounge on the easel and on the walls where space allows, showing their awesome talents. The art work on the walls for the annual Wine and Cheese event is also done by them and they donated beautiful art cards for prizes. This is a very social group and they celebrate whenever possible – birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions. Each month, an artist is featured by this group on the Bonsor 55+ website.

Open Art Studio group