There’s a lot going on at the Ashcroft HUB in the run-up to Christmas. Photo: Barbara Roden.

There’s a lot going on at the Ashcroft HUB in the run-up to Christmas. Photo: Barbara Roden.

There’s lots happening at the Ashcroft HUB

Christmas lunch, coffee Wednesdays, indoor walking, art classes, and much more.

Holiday hours

The main office at the HUB will be closed between December 23 and January 1, and will reopen on January 2. Merv’s Gym will be available for drop-in use during office hours.

Seniors’ Christmas lunch

There will be a Christmas lunch for seniors on Wednesday, December 20 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Come and enjoy lunch, music, and games, at a cost of $2 per ticket. The event is supported by the South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society.

Indoor walking club

Want to keep walking, but don’t like the cold weather? There’s an indoor walking club at the HUB every Monday and Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Drop by and walk and chat with friends. By donation.

Teen night

Every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. there are games and activities for teens. By donation.

Gift certificates

Gift certificates from the HUB make excellent stocking stuffers or gifts. They can be used for memberships or any HUB programs.

Recruit a friend

If you’re a member of the HUB, you can get a free month by recruiting a friend. Details at the office.

Community Coffee Wednesdays

This weekly event—every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.—is for any seniors who would like to drop by for tea or coffee, card games, and board games with friends. The community bus is available to pick-up and drop-off anyone who would like to attend but does not have transportation. By donation.

Oil painting with Marlene

If you would like an opportunity to unleash your inner artist, there are two oil painting sessions coming up on December 9 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $50 and includes all supplies, as well as instruction.

Local Give program

Interior Savings’ Local Give program has given the HUB the opportunity to “pay it forward” with an act of kindness. They will be giving away “Christmas in a Basket”—containing a family membership to the HUB, everything needed to make a delicious Christmas dinner, and more, valued at $300—to one lucky family.

To enter, simply write down how you would pay it forward if you won (for example, “I’ll shovel my neighbour’s driveway all winter”), then email it to the HUB at or drop it by the HUB office.

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