SENIORS' SCENE: Waterfront full of activity

Registration for spring courses and day excursions has opened for White Rock Leisure Services members, and non-member registration is tomorrow, so be sure to peruse the Spring Leisure Guide inside today’s Peace Arch News and check out all of the great things you can do.

Come down to the Kent Street Activity Centre, White Rock Community Centre or Centennial Arena, or call 604-541-2199 to register; or try registering 24/7 online at

n Why not visit the waterfront this spring and see all of the creative people who are thriving in our community?

The Artists Walk opens March 1 – stroll the promenade from the White Rock Museum plaza to West Beach and browse an outdoor gallery of paintings, artist prints, photography and sculptures, while meeting the artists themselves.

We also have street performers bringing lighthearted entertainment to the beach. Busk stops include: White Rock Museum plaza; the white rock; the bear sculpture; and Terry Parr Plaza on Marine Drive at Martin Street. For more information visit

n There will be many events scheduled for the White Rock Irish Festival throughout the month of March. Join us for a community-wide celebration of music, dance, food and culture as we celebrate the traditions and arts of the Celts.

Learn Irish Gaelic, or enjoy some warm and friendly music-making with the Irish whistle and drum. Kick up your heels to infectious Irish tunes in our 55-plus Irish Dance Workshop March 4; enjoy a beautiful photo presentation of Ireland’s breathtaking countryside, or cook up a storm with some delicious food. Look inside the Spring Leisure Guide for programs identified with a shamrock and register today! For a complete listing of Irish Festival events, visit

n Another great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is at the Celtic Festival in Vancouver on March 16. Register for this excursion today and take in celebrations including music, dance and delicious cuisine. Browse the fine crafts and wares at the Village Market. Call 604-541-2231 to register today; space is limited.

n Registration is now open for Get up and Go, 65-plus. Improve your strength, balance and co-ordination in this informative fitness class that is meant for people with balance and mobility impairments.

For a referral to the program, contact Fraser Health Fall and Injury Prevention at 604-587-7866, or email Call 604-541-2199 for more information.

Every Friday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. you are welcome to join Kent Street’s Stitch and Chat group, and work on your own craft, knitting, or quilting project in the company of others.

This is a great opportunity to socialize and share crafting ideas. Call 604-541-2231 for more information.

n The Kent Street auditorium is open Wednesday evenings from 7:30-10:30 p.m. for all those 50-plus who enjoy live music, friendly people and social dancing.

Tickets are available at the door. Tomorrow’s live band is the popular Quartette.

The Kent Street Activity Centre is open to people 55 years of age or better. Kent Street offers a number of popular lifestyle, active living and services to seniors. Call 604-541-2231 or visit


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