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About Pemberton Valley Seniors - Fifty Plus Club

Mt Currie Pemberton

Membership

Open to those 50 and over who reside or visit in the area. Membership currently costs $20 per year and thanks Pemberton Tool Library for offering special rates for seniors.

Seniors in Pemberton no longer receive support from a paid Vancouver Coastal Health employee and therefore rely solely on volunteers to run programs and provide services to their members.

Activities

Many and varied activities to suit the interests of our members.  Our calendar (check out the EVENTS tab)  is filled with regular weekly activities including exercise programs, carpet bowling, a painting group, as well as  monthly lunches and special events.

History

There has been an active group of seniors in the Pemberton Valley since the 1988 when the first Lions Villa was built and in 1989 the residents formed a Senior Wellness group.  Their first president was Sally Gimse and Marilyn McIvor looked after their health at that time.  A Senior's Link paper was produced by Babs and Lorne Fersell and Phyllis Chandler persued grants for games, tables, chairs etc.  Memberships totalled 25 and meetings, dinners, and celebrations were held at the Villa Common Room.  Since then the group incorporated as the Pemberton Valley Seniors Society [PVS] in March 2005 and the constitution was amended to qualify for issuing Tax receipts for donations.

For more detailed information about the society's growth see our News pages

Grants

Pemberton Valley Seniors have been successful in obtaining grants to support transportation, community programs and other beneficial activities over the years and is authorized to provide receipts for tax purposes for donations over $25.00.

Become a Member

high teaWhy not become a member? Go to our Contact page to request a Pemberton Valley Seniors Society membership!

Constitution 

The purposes of the Pemberton Valley Seniors Society are:

1) To relieve loneliness and isolation of the aged or to improve their mobility and fitness by establishing, operating and maintaining a senior citizens centre to provide recreation, education, cultural activities and other programs for senior citizens.

2) To provide support services for the aged including personal care, transportation services for group outings, shopping assistance and medical appointments.

By Laws - The B.C. Societies Act has recently been revised so these by laws are under review

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