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Summer review

August - Some of the regular weekily activities continued; a small group attended self supervised exercise classes and Gretchen's painting group were busy learning new techniques most weeks.  Many of us attended Rosalind's Fairy Fund Raiser for Pearl's Place womens safe house and enjoyed high tea and her beautiful flower garden.  Toonie Teas at the Museum provided a excellent meeting place for seniors every Tuesday afternoon and a few of us were able to help with the Slow Food Cycle and at the AugustFest.  The highlight this month was the excursion to the new Sea to sky gondola in Squamish.  We braved the 10 minute gondola ride up the step rocky cliff to enjoy the views, cross the suspension bridge and walk to trails after a buffet lunch at the top!  Thank you Fran for coordinating the car pooling and handling the tickets etc.

September -  This month we lost a special Pemberton citizen.   Jim MacDonald who, after a short stay at Lions Gate Hospital,  passed away in his sleep on Friday, Sept. 12.  There will be a memorial gathering at one of his favourite places, the Pemberton Legion on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2:00 pm and we, the PV Seniors will be honouring both Jim and Bob Eldridge who died July,  at our Wednesday, Sept. 24th Pot Luck.  Both of these men served our country in WWII and continued to work towards a better world throughout their life and will be sorely missed.

During this month the exercise program welcomed Janice McCarthy as our new trainer and our numbers are increasing each week.  Our painting group participated in the Museum's Country Fair which resulted in a new member joining the group.   The Health Talk on hearing was attended by a number of members and elders and we learned a lot more about the various options open to us as our needs increase.  Emma was there on Tech Talk Wednesday to answer questions on using the iPad. Thanks go to Nel and Tony who hosted a special pot luck lunch in their home and garden up the valley.  We also enjoyed a visit and delicious lunch at the Lil-wat Cultural Centre in Whistler together with many Mt. Currie residents - some were able to stand beside their poster picture and see the changes since it was taken.

Friends of the Library wish to thank all the seniors who helped with the Library Fund Raiser Book Sale - we raised over $2242 which is being matched by Scotiabank.  Recently the Friends funds paid for special book boxes for the children's library and new furniture for the Youth corner.  Coming up there are plans to install a coffee/tea refreshment corner. They also supported the improvements to the projector and speakers now in use on film nights and for presentations.

Don't miss the display of the Sopwith Camel replica at the Legion on September 28 and 29. 

Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014