SENIORS SCENE: Summer of recreation, education planned for White Rock’s Kent Street Centre

SENIORS SCENE: Summer of recreation, education planned for White Rock’s Kent Street Centre

Centre set to re-open next week after brief closure

Get your tickets early for the Kent Street Seniors Society’s Bridge Luncheon, Friday, Sept. 29.

Register with a partner for this fall favourite. Enjoy a delicious lunch followed by an afternoon of contract bridge.

Advance tickets are available at the Kent Street Activity Centre, White Rock Community Centre, and Centennial Park offices. No tickets at the door.

Call 604-541-2199 for more information.

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The White Rock Community Centre holds a mah-jong drop-in throughout the summer on Mondays 1-3 p.m. in the art room.

Membership is required to join this fun group and players should be able to count their hand prior to joining.

For more information, call 604-541-2199.

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Health talks at the Centre for Active Living continue through the summer with the next workshop on Aug. 10, entitled Exercising Control Over Arthritis.

Staying physically active is a vital part of managing arthritis, as is the maintenance of joint mobility, muscle strength and cardiovascular heath.

Learn about the benefits of staying active and options to keep you moving.

This workshop is presented by the B.C. division of the Arthritis Society.

Call 604-541-2199 to register.

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Have you always thought about joining us on an excursion in our 21-passenger, air-conditioned minibus?

At this time in the summer we are usually full on all our trips, but this year we still have a couple of spots open on two of our summer adventures.

On Aug. 11, spend the day exploring Vancouver. Discover the spectacular street-art murals scattered on Main Street, enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree aerial view of Vancouver at the Vancouver Lookout, then enjoy a delicious lunch at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Gastown.

On Aug. 14, fall in love with the adorable sea otters and other amazing creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium. This trip also includes a scenic drive around Stanley Park.

Call 604-541-2199 to book your seat.

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With this warm summer weather, be sure to check out some lively outdoor entertainment around the city.

Buskers can be found throughout White Rock dancing, storytelling, singing and playing a variety of musical instruments.

For a list of busking locations in the city, check out

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All Recreation and Culture Facilities in White Rock – including the Kent Street Activity Centre – will be closed on Monday, Aug. 7 for British Columbia Day.

And a reminder that the Kent Street Activity Centre will remain closed for general maintenance and cleanup until Monday, Aug. 7 inclusive.

We look forward to seeing everyone back very soon, as regular office hours resume Tuesday, Aug. 8.

All activity groups meeting through the summer will start up again at the centre next week.

For an update of what groups are meeting or information on how to become a White Rock Recreation and Culture member, please call the White Rock Community Centre at 604-541-2199.

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.