The Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors’ Centre held its 17th annual 80+ birthday celebration on November 22, with 18 members aged 80 and older gathering to celebrate with lunch, birthday cake, and much laughter and good fellowship. Photo: Barbara Roden.

The Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors’ Centre held its 17th annual 80+ birthday celebration on November 22, with 18 members aged 80 and older gathering to celebrate with lunch, birthday cake, and much laughter and good fellowship. Photo: Barbara Roden.

From the Centre: Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors’ Centre news

Some members have migrated to other locations; but new faces are appearing at the centre.

The Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors’ Centre held its business meeting on its new date—the third Wednesday of the month—on November 15, and had a productive set of discussions on various subjects, such as “Now that we are so small a group of singers, should we continue to open our meetings with the National Anthem? Where does it say we should?”

We came to the conclusion that we should indeed stop, as our present performance is a bit of a farce and not a good representation of our feelings. Our good singers seem to have migrated to all points of the compass in recent months: to the Lower Mainland, Kamloops, Merritt, and 100 Mile, and do we ever miss them!

There is a bright spot, though. We are also seeing some new faces at our carpet bowling and card playing groups, and it is lovely when we see them come in, all smiles.

Isabel reported that the 55+ Games committee had had its last meeting until February, and also that the new representative for this area will be Maria Russell Martin, assisted by Isabel. For the moment all seems to be well on that front.

Our first vice-president is now in Kamloops, and her position has been taken over by Kathy Morris. Congratulations, Kathy; we know you will do a superb job.

Time seems to be passing ever more swiftly with every month, and the latest thing to catch us by surprise is the luncheon we hold every November to recognize and honour our members who are 80 or older. It will be on November 22, so by the time most people read this, it will have been enjoyed, and our pictures will have been taken for posterity!

Since we mostly come to the centre for different pastimes and at different times we see all of our members only on odd occasions, so this is a good time to meet up with everyone, and we all enjoy it. You do not have to be 80+ to attend, but we ask for a small donation to cover costs.

The next similar event will be our Christmas lunch in December, and I will try to get more information in the “Coming Events” column soon, along with the notice coming out from the council. Keep your eyes open!

Currently, all our groups are functioning reasonably well and we hope to carry on for a long time, both for our various groups and also for the Bingo on Saturdays, which is open to the public and makes for a fine afternoon out. The prizes are not large, but the more people who attend, the bigger they get, and there is always a fine cup of coffee or tea and goodies to enjoy as well.

Feel free to drop in on us at the Village Office building. We are open on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday afternoons, and on Saturday for Bingo, and we would love to see you. You will know where to find us: just follow the sound of fun and laughter.



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