Welcome to the Squamish Seniors’ Activity Centre Society website!

Our Christmas dinner details are on the special events page.

Seniors Centre Open House -poster
Enjoy free food, activities, and a chance to win prizes
Everyone is invited to our Open House on Wednesday, December 6th, from 4-8 p.m.. Meet our staff and instructors, check out the events and programs we have planned and visit the newly opened Eagle Wind Café!  More information to follow in the December newsletter.

New District Seniors Centre Newsletter
https://squamish.ca/enews-signup

Democracy in Action. Ask the Mayor a question in person.
In a recent news release the District announced informal meet the Mayor sessions at 11 am of every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month in her office (election time must be coming up soon…). Wednesday, Sep 20 at 11 am would be a great time to come out and present any concerns you might have to the mayor. Or you might just want to come in support of other Seniors voicing their concerns.

Clock Tower Café
NEW OPERATOR STARTING IN NOVEMBER – Link.

August 19, 2017 – Seniors Centre Matters
Summer is rapidly coming to a close and you may be wondering what is going to happen at the Seniors Centre this Fall. The familiar “Squamish Seniors Centre” name was replaced by a unilateral decision made by DOS Council at their July 18 meeting. You can watch the Council meeting proceedings here (only about 6 minutes) – the minutes of that meeting are still not available.

The new name had never before seen the light of day; it was chosen by Council without consulting the Seniors of Squamish, the Seniors Centre Advisory Board or the Revitalization Committee. What follows is a Seniors Centre related news release provided by the District on August 18. For the full text of this communication click here.

April 14, 2017 – Lawn Bowling Greens
Please help us in our endeavor to restore this facility to its use by all residents of Squamish. This is not exclusively a Seniors facility! You can help by signing this petition to Council.

June 27, 2017 Bus update:
The 15 passenger Ford VAN/BUS is on order and should be delivered this by the end of September.
Staff is currently obtaining information on the options for wheelchair access for this vehicle.
An agreement letter was signed by Mayor Heintzman and our president.

Members suggested these destinations: Summer Events – Burnaby Blues Festival, Malkin Bowl musicals, ethnic street festivals, Van parades, Van art gallery, Park Royal and downtown Van shopping, Granville Island, Lonsdale Quay evenings events, sports events, PNE, Stanley Park, flower shows and Q E Park, Cirque du Soleil, Whistler free summer concerts, up Whistler gondola. Winter events – Opera, ballet and classical music concerts (evenings and afternoons), specialty winter and Christmas markets, Van live theatre @ Vogue or Stanley theatres or N Van theatre on Lonsdale, Christmas concerts (various cathedrals), sports events, Van art gallery, Science World, planetarium, aquarium.

We need more volunteer drivers with a Class IV drivers license to make our outings more affordable. So far we only have two. Please contact Mike Sherlock for details  604 815-4514
mikeinsquamish@yahoo.ca.

The MENS’ SHED was established in Squamish. Located on the Cedars land at Pemberton and Eaglewind Blvd. They are looking for volunteers – contact Rick if you are interested – rick.mckinney@sscs.ca

You can see a slide show of random Senior Centre photos taken approximately 2012 through 2015 by clicking on this link. The same slide show  is also played at times on the big TV in the social area.

For our upcoming events please go to the “Special Events” page.

Have you checked the new programmes offered.
For details go to the Activities page

February 2016 Society Survey Results are available here

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The current Board of Directors who are also the Advisory Board to the Seniors Centre staff, were elected at the Seniors Centre Society AGM  in June. Were you at that meeting to have your say?
SSCS BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017-2018
Mike Sherlock Vice President 604 815-4514 mikeinsquamish@gmail.com
Sharon Tait Secretary 604 898 4470 stait53@telus.net
Bob Redford 604 898 1175 rredford@telus.net
Arlene Ingraham 604 898 1251 ajingraham@shaw.ca
Tony Biggin-Pound 604 898 9279 tb-p@telus.net
Harold Wilson 604 898 4540 hew38@telus.net
Donald Byrne 604 898 4432 djbyrne@shaw.ca
Rick Boulier 604 892 5325 joyrick@shaw.ca
Lynnda Kirkwood 604 898 4435 myty@telus.net
Carol Laktin 604 892 3676 cjlaktin@shaw.ca

 

The DOS Council:

Mayor Patricia Heintzman
Councillor Doug Race
Councillor Jason Blackman-Wulff
Councillor Ted Prior
Councillor Karen Elliott
Councillor Peter Kent
Councillor Susan Chapelle

The purpose of this website is to offer seniors a convenient way to find up-to-date information on what’s happening at the seniors centre and in the seniors’ community. This home page will be updated with reports to keep you in the know even when you can’t make it down to the centre.

Make sure to keep coming back for the monthly schedule of activities and events! Check out the calendar and schedules on the activities page.

Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their special day this month.

Registration for programs can be done online or at either Brennan Park Rec Centre or the Seniors’ Centre.  The  Calendar of events is available at the Seniors’ Centre or check out the Activities page for a link.

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