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SENIORS SCENE: Learn to make Christmas pull crackers at Kent Street Centre


Registration for all winter 2024 White Rock Recreation programs is on now at Check out all the amazing programs, excursions, activities and events planned for the New Year. The recreation guide is available online or print copies are available at White Rock recreation centres.

• Bring along a friend or family member to a Christmas Cracker workshop this Saturday, Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kent Street Activity Centre. Create two beautiful Christmas pull crackers for your holiday celebrations and learn about the origins of the pull cracker and its use during the holiday season. Call 604-541-2199 to register or online at

• Kent Street Coffee Shop volunteers will be taking a well-deserved Christmas break with their last day of operation being Friday, Dec. 15. The coffee shop will re-open and frozen meal sales will start on Monday, Jan. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• Kent Street Activity Centre 2024 memberships are on sale now. This membership is in effect until December 31, 2024. Memberships can be purchased at the Kent Street Activity Centre, White Rock Community Centre and Centennial Park Leisure Centre and online at If you purchase online and are a new member, remember to drop into any of our Recreation Centres to pick up a new membership card. A 2024 membership is only $42 and gives you an opportunity to participate in 17 different activity groups, receive member pricing for all Kent Street Activity Centre special events and receive $5 off any day excursion.

• Tickets are still available for the Kent Street Chorister’s Joys of Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kent Street Activity Centre. Tickets are only $10; children 12 years and under are $5. Purchase your tickets at the Kent Street Activity Centre or from any choir member. Call 604-541-2199 for more information.

• Join Cathy Donn Herrera, a registered Holisitc Nutritionist and Fitness Expert for a variety of interactive workshops to learn strategies that you can implement today for a healthier lifestyle. Mondays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. starting Jan. 15 at the Kent Street Activity Centre. Call 604-541-2199 to register or online at

• If you enjoy card games, drop down to Kent Street Activity Centre and join the cribbage and canasta group that meets every Thursday from 1-3:15 p.m. Call 604-541-2231 for more information.

Remember that you can try out the centre’s many activity groups three times before purchasing a Kent Street Activity Centre membership.

• Spend a fun night out at The Kent Street Activity Centre enjoying the great tunes of the Silver Stars on Dec. 13. The last Wednesday dance of the year is on Dec. 20 and features Sweet Water.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dancing from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Call 604-541-2199 for more information.

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.