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Bus trips abound for spring

Kent Street offers variety of exciting day trips

Springtime is the perfect season to enjoy a scenic bus trip to an exciting local destination.

We are pleased to offer a variety of interesting day trips and encourage you to register for an upcoming bus excursion with White Rock Leisure Services.

We can pick you up at any one of our three Leisure Services locations – Kent Street, Centennial or the White Rock Community Centre.

In partnership with Enjoy Tour & Travel, we are offering a fabulous day trip to the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, April 27.

Register for this “tasty tour” and visit award-winning food and wine producers at local heritage farms and wineries. Visit favourites like Fairburn Farms, True Grain Mill, Hilary’s Cheese Co, an organic chocolate producer and Venturi Schulze Winery.

To reserve your space for either of these day trips, please call Kent Street today at 604-541-2231.

Do you care for infants or children?

If so, we have an informative course to offer you called “Save that Child” on Saturday, April 9 at 9:30 a.m. This four-hour course stresses accident prevention and teaches first aid, including CPR by St. John Ambulance. The information provided could prove invaluable should an emergency situation present itself. Register today by calling the White Rock Community Centre at 604-541-2199.

Keep Well Gentle Exercise is an informal chair exercise program offered at Kent Street every Monday morning at 9:45 a.m.

For 45 minutes, this volunteer-led program takes you through a variety of mild movements to music while seated in a chair. It will get your blood pumping and heart beating without being too strenuous. If interested, feel free to drop in on a Monday morning to see what it’s all about. Newcomers are more than welcome.

Kent Street Activity Centre not only offers a wide variety of activity programs, but we also offer some complimentary services for those 55+.

These services include blood-pressure monitoring, legal advice and hearing testing.

You are not required to be a White Rock Leisure Services member in order to access these services. Drop-in at the Kent Street library for blood pressure monitoring on the third Monday of the month. Next session will be April 18 at 10:30 a.m.

First come, first served. Local lawyer Al Benson will help seniors on low income with legal queries on the first Wednesday of every month. Next session is scheduled for April 6 at 9:30 a.m. Boardwalk Hearing will be here again on Wednesday, May 18  to conduct complimentary hearing tests.If you wish to make an appointment for legal advice or for a hearing test, please call ahead at 604-541-2231.

Learn how to play bid whist. Lessons will be taught at Kent Street beginning Monday, April 4 at 1 p.m.With enough interest, these lessons will continue on Mondays in April. Our instructor is eager to teach you this trick-taking card game.

Come out and give it a try. Please RSVP by calling 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 on activities, programs and volunteer opportunities, call 604-541-2231.