Finally, spring has arrived

Everything is coming up green and colourful in preparation for our spring programs and special events.

No matter what the weather is outside, it’s spring inside the South Surrey Recreation Centre.

Everything is coming up green and colourful in preparation for our spring programs and special events.

March was filled with amazing nutrition tips and handouts at our annual Healthy Start Breakfast March 28. We also hosted our first Volunteer Resource Fair on March 29, in partnership with Semiahmoo Senior’s Planning Table (Sources), which included an appreciation breakfast for existing community volunteers prior to the fair.

It was a great success for existing volunteers and new community volunteers.

If you are interested in participating with the Senior’s Planning Table, please contact Natasha Raey of Sources Community Resource Society at 604-542-4357.

March also welcomed our first Karaoke Luncheon, with 45 participants and staff singing their hearts out either as individuals or in a group.

Guitar players and folk singers came forward to entertain us all and we left event with happy hearts, full of song.

Planning has already started for our next karaoke event.

All of these March events prepared us for the leap into spring programs, and what an action packed spring it will be.

• The fifth annual Steve Silverton/South Surrey Recreation Centre 50+ Badminton Tournament takes place Thursday (April 12).

This is a great day of recreation, socialization,and, most of all, friendship and generally hosts 100 participants for badminton play and a social lunch.

If you are interested in participating in the tournament, contact Steve Silverton through our front desk at 604-592-6970.

• Do you suffer with arthritis and would like information on self-management, exercise control, or osteo fitness?

Then check out our classes being offered in partnership with the Arthritis Society.

Later in the season, on Thursday, May 31, join the free Gardening for Arthritis Management session from noon till 2 p.m.

An occupational therapist will offer helpful suggestions for protecting your joints and knowing your limits along with appropriate gardening tools and aids.

Contact the recreation centre for more information.

• If it is your brain that you are concerned with, then mark your calendar for our Brain Health discussion with Avalon Tournier on Wednesday, May 2, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Register through our front desk with course number 4294369.

Also, a Fall Prevention workshop by Fraser Health will be offered on Wednesday, April 11.

Join us for a free talk/discussion about this very important subject that affects all of us as we age and as our family members age.

• Our Intergenerational Therapeutic Garden survived the winter and is thriving, awaiting its spring cleanup.

This year, we will plant a sunflower garden for both children and the birds to enjoy, along with our edible garden and our first fruit tree.

Fundraising plans are underway to raise monies for the extra items needed in the garden.

The City of Surrey added two new wheelchair-accessible parking stalls on the lower level for access to the garden.

Watch for future events and activities that will be programmed in our garden for all ages and abilities.

Contact Terri if you are interested in participating at 604-592-6962.


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