Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bonsor Health Alert program and Footcare Service will not be running until further notice. Questions can be directed to 604-297-4956.



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Official Sponsor -


Health Alert takes place on Monday mornings at the Bonsor 55+ Centre (6533 Nelson Avenue, Burnaby).
Suggested donation is $2.00 (First visit is free).  Cost of footcare service is $36.


9:00 - 10:45am   Drop-in blood pressure monitoring, massage, height/ weight measuring, socialization
10:45 - 11:15am Exercise 
9:45 - 10:45am   Presentation (see topics below)

Presentation Topics

March 2020

Mar 2    The Pharmacare program with Dr. Ricky Wu, Pharmacist

Mar 9    In Home Care Services with Andrea from Comfort Keepers

Mar 16  What you need to know about your Vision with the Canadian Organization of Seniors

Mar 23  Care for Caregivers with Kathy Wutke from the Canadian Organization of Seniors

Mar 30  Voices of Burnaby Seniors Society - Who We Are and What We Do with Tazul Ali

February 2020

Feb 3   Improving your Heart Health with Dr. Ricky Wu

Feb 10 Best practices to improve your Sleep with Roy Sinn  from the Canadian Organization of Seniors

Feb 17 Family Day- no program

Feb 24 Fraser Health Lifeline Personal Alarms with Marc Villeneuve

January 2020

Jan 6   What is happening at Bonsor 55+ in 2020 with Paolo Zenone

Jan 13  Care for Caregivers with the Canadian Organization of Seniors

Jan 20  Path to Communication Accessibility with Yat Li (WaveFront Centre Communication Accessibility).
   Footcare Service (8:30am-12:30pm; $34).
   Please call 604-297-4956 2 weeks in advance to schedule an appointment.

Jan 27  What is life like at the Chartwell Carleton Retirement Residence? with Erin O’Kane


2019 Presentations


Artist of the Month - February
Pauline Lowe

Pauline is an oil artist and paints flowers and birds.

The past couple years she has been painting in Alcohol Inks, and signs her paintings ZanyArt.
She is from Vancouver and a member of the Bonsor Open Art Studio.

Pauline Lowe painting



Previous Featured Artists


January - May Chan  


May - Pat Willemsen   June - Alice Yeung   July - Lyyli Ellip   August - Michael Chan  September - Eileen Mackenzie
October - Dusanka Apic  November - Josephine Lui  December - Goodwin Young


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



The Tai Chi Practice Group had a luncheon on December 14 in MP rooms 1 & 2 of the main Bonsor Centre. Traditional practice time was held from 9:00 - 11:00am in half of the room with the remaining area set up for the luncheon which began at 11:30am. The food was brought in from a nearby restaurant by one of the members and included various vegies, assorted rice, noodles, meats and fresh fruit platters for desert. The group picture was taken following a wonderful lunch.

The 30 members in attendance commented warmly on the venue provided them for the practice and the set-up for luncheon. They are most appreciative of the support show them throughout the year for their practice times.

Tai Chi Practice Group Lunch Dec 2019


The Table Tennis Group from 55+ Society held its Xmas Lunch in December 12, 2019 at the Uncle Willie's Buffett. Besides our 100 members, we have the honor of Mr. Albert Lam, member of Board of Directors from 55+Society and Mr. Francis Skykora, newly appointed Center Supervisor from 55+ Center come to join us for the celebration.

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shuttlecockSeason’s greetings from the badminton group!  It was again the time of year for our much anticipated Bonsor Cup tournament and lunch event.  181 people, including Mary Horton and Michelle St. Jean, gathered for lunch and witnessed the medal ceremony for our Bonsor Cup tournament which took place earlier in the morning on November 29, 2019.

As usual, the volunteers were already busy preparing around 9:00am, setting up tables, drinks, door prizes, etc.  They also put together 181 small gift bags for our members.

This year, our lunch menu included sushi, chicken or pork lunch boxes, plus a delicious deep fried sesame ball and a custard egg tart for dessert.

One of the highlights of the lunch was to celebrate the 90th birthday of one of our members, Julia Cheung.  After the Happy Birthday song and candle blowing, she happily shared her delicious birthday cake with other members.  Then Howard Quon, our tournament organizer, presented the gold medals and the Bonsor Cup to the winning team.  Everyone cheered and lots of pictures were taken.  He also prepared lots of door prizes, like badminton shoe bags, sports towels, water bottles etc. to be drawn after the medal ceremony.

The party was a great success and I would like to thank all my volunteers who worked tirelessly to make it successful.  They were the true heroes of this event.

Caroline Youngone
Bonsor 55+ Badminton Group