SENIORS SCENE: It’s important to stay active throughout the winter

With the onset of the colder weather, it is more important than ever to stay active.

Register now for fitness classes starting in January such as Get Up and Go 65+, Cardio Workout & Stretch, Stretch and Strength, Keep Fit for 55+ and Cardio Circuit available to help you reach your goals set for the new year.

Wherever you are on the fitness/wellness scale, we have a class for you.

For detailed information about programs, refer to the Winter Leisure Guide available at any of our Leisure Services facilities or online at

• There are lots of computer classes to choose from beginning in January.

Get your feet wet with an introductory-level course and then move on to understanding email and editing photos. You will soon learn that the computer is an amazing tool that can help you gain access to the information you need and stay in touch with friends near and far.

Small class size ensures you’ll get the attention you need.

Call 604-541-2199 for more information and to register.

• If you have grandchildren visiting over the holidays, consider taking them to a Holiday Break Skate at Centennial Arena between Dec. 24 and Jan. 6.  Admission is only $3, and each session has a different holiday theme.

Call the Arena Info Line 604-541-2171 for Holiday Break Skate days and times.

• Make an art date with yourself.

Come and unwind, and learn to see as well as to draw in our Art for All drawing class starting Jan. 15.

Practise learned skills in a comfortable setting at our Peninsula Sketchers Drop In Drawing sessions Fridays 1-3 p.m.

If you prefer to paint, why not sign up for our Chinese Brush Painting course starting Jan. 16 and learn this ancient art form using the beautiful iris and chrysanthemum flowers as your muse.

Call 604-541-2199 to register.

• Do you enjoy woodworking in the company of friends?

Learn new tricks and expand your project repertoire at the Peninsula Woodcarvers activity group that meets at Earl Marriott School every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. A beautiful example of their creative skills can be viewed in the Kent Street lobby where they have decorated a Christmas tree. Call 604-541-2231.

The Kent Street Activity Centre, located at 1475 Kent St., is open to people 55 years of age or better. For information, call 604-541-2231.

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