From the Centre – Seniors begin the summer with new executive

The monthly report from the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors Association.

The 2015 annual Ashcroft-Cache Creek Senior Strawberry Tea was a great success. Special thanks to Dairy Queen for their donation of the delicious strawberries that just made the day. Thanks to Safety Mart and the Cache Creek Post Office for giving space for us to sell our raffle tickets. Thanks to everyone who shared baked goods and crafts, who served and cleaned up and to all who attended – it couldn’t happen without you!

Congratulations for the winners – $100 first prize Pam English, $75 second prize Jean Metcalfe, $50 third prize, Mary Burrage. The door prize basket was won by Dolly Lowe, Dorothy Colebank won the draw for the cake and Gina Stewart won the grill.

The following week, 18 members travelled to Anglemont to enjoy the AngleBay Players rendition of a Pig and Whistle train trip through England, Scotland and Wales. We all enjoyed the bus ride, the meals out and above all the rollicking song and dance routines presented by the players.

There are some very dedicated carpet bowlers in our club. At the moment there is some friendly bowling competition between the men and women going on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:30-2pm followed by a few hands of cards till closing time. It is all in good fun but all are striving to increase their skill. Some of players are members of the BC Bowlers Association and play games around the area. It was their turn to host the Bowling Tournament in early May. Thanks to the Village of Cache Creek for the use of their hall for the event. Bowlers came from 100 Mile, Lillooet, Clearwater, Kamloops and points in between as well as Ashcroft and Cache Creek. Our club helped with the set up and the kitchen.  A great time was had by all.

We finished the month with our Annual AGM meeting on May 21. The officers elected are president Muriel Scallon, 1st vice president Joyce Freeman, 2nd vice president Dorothy Colebank, secretary Donna Tetrault, treasurer Sandy Williams, and directors Kevin Scallon and Bill Manton.

Discussion at the meeting included a report by Wellness and Health Action Coalition member, David Durksen. The members accepted the invitation to have tea with Extended Care in June and it was announced that 13 people from the Cache Creek and Ashcroft area will be competing in the BC Senior Games at North Vancouver in September.

Summer is upon us with the last Saturday Bingo being held on June 6. The Centre closes for the summer after the activities of Friday,  June 26. The Centre will reopen on Friday, Sept. 11 and all seniors are invited to drop in to visit, try their hand at carpet bowling or a game of cards. Watch for special events in September and October! Happy Summer!

Alice Durksen