Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS SCENE: Kent Street Centre now offering takeaway soup and sandwiches

Over-50s invited to get moving on the ice or in the gym

Many of the activity groups are starting up again at the Kent Street Activity Centre. Thursday Cards is back at 1 p.m. in the auditorium. Drop by and connect with new and old friends and play a game of cribbage, bid whist or canasta. Masks are required when playing and there is limited capacity. Remember, you can drop in three times and try the activity out before becoming a paid member of the centre. To get more details on what other activity groups have returned, please call 604-541-2231 or check out the online membership-activities schedule at whiterockcity.ca/seniors

• The next frozen meal sale at the Kent Street Activity Centre will be tomorrow, Oct. 29, 9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Stock up on a variety of low-cost, nutritious and delicious frozen meals, soups, baked goods and jams. For more information, please call 604-541-2199 or check out the City of White Rock’s website at www.whiterockcity/seniors prior to the sale day to see the menu for that day.

• Satisfy your lunchtime cravings with a new service that has just started up in the Kent Street Activity Centre Coffee Shop. Take-out soup and sandwich service is available 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday to Friday. Drop down to the centre and pick up a freshly made sandwich, cookie and coffee. Don’t forget, the coffee shop takes cash only.

• Two great ways to keep active and moving with White Rock Recreation and Culture is on the ice or in the gym.

Every Wednesday and Friday, if you are 50 and over and enjoy skating, drop down to Silver Blades and take some spins around the ice.

If you prefer to get your cardio on a treadmill or elliptical, our small, intimate White Rock Community Centre Cardio Gym would be a great choice. No crowds and a friendly atmosphere. Daytime, evening and weekend hours available. Pre-register to drop in for both activities at whiterockcity.ca/register or call 604-541-2199.

• Here is a perfect activity to do on these rainy, cool fall days. Drop down to the White Rock Museum and Archives on Marine Drive and check out their latest exhibit – Lest We Forget: White Rock During the War Years.

Thousands of men and women served their country on the frontline. Many more stayed home in White Rock and served in the workforce, in convalescence, and in voluntary service organizations – wherever they were needed. Explore the history of White Rock at war through the museum’s collection and archival material.

This exhibit will be shown in the museum gallery until Nov. 14. For more information, please visit www.whiterockmuseum.ca or call 604-541-2221.

The Kent Street Activity Centre located at 1475 Kent St. is open to persons 55 years of age or better. New members are welcome. For more information on activities, programs and volunteer opportunities please call the Centre at 604-541-2231.

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