Carpet bowlers at a tournament in Cache Creek in April that was organized by the Ashcroft and District Seniors' Centre.

Carpet bowlers at a tournament in Cache Creek in April that was organized by the Ashcroft and District Seniors' Centre.

Carpet bowling tournament coming up for seniors’ group

The Ashcroft and District Seniors' group will also be honouring its members aged 80 and over at a lunch on September 28.

September 15 was the date of our first potluck lunch and business meeting after the summer break. We have all been back at our regular activities, and there were many cheerful smiles to be seen and much happy laughter to be heard. You might surmise that we are glad to be back!

The lunch had an array of tasty food that everyone enjoyed, and there were only tiny amounts left to take home.

Following lunch we got down to business, covering the time between the end of June and the beginning of September. There are always bills to be paid, even when we are not using the hall, and it is also a good time to have a thorough clean-up done. We are always pleased to see how good the room looks when it is clean and shiny. Many thanks to those who produce such wonderful results!

All our activities are in full swing again, and a busy time ahead awaits us. On September 28 at noon, we will have our celebration of our members who are 80 years or older. We invite all members to attend, either as 80+ers or to celebrate them with us at a delicious lunch (which is free to those over 80, and a nominal amount for everyone else). It would be wonderful if all guests could gather at the centre at 11:30 a.m. for picture taking.

On Tuesday, October 4 there is a carpet bowling tournament in Lillooet, and the organisers urge as many as possible to attend.

On Saturday, October 29 we will be holding the seniors’ Harvest Bazaar from 1 to 3 p.m. You have no doubt seen our members selling raffle tickets at Safety Mart and at the fall fair. Well, the draw for that will take place during the bazaar at 2:45 p.m. Come along and see some of our crafts and other ideas.

There was a Seniors’ Symposium due to be held in Ashcroft on Saturday, October 1, but that has had to be postponed until some time next year.

We send our best wishes on her birthday to our friend Dorothy Colebank, who is in hospital in Kamloops, with hopes that she will soon be back in Ashcroft. Keep smiling, Dorothy; we miss you at our hand and foot games!

If you are curious to know what we do, we are open for visitors on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 12:30 to 4 p.m. with a variety of games and activities. Just pop in and say “Hello”. Anyone over 55 is eligible to become a member, and we will welcome any ideas for new activities people might have. See you around!