SENIORS SCENE: Annual cribbage tournament a great success

Luncheons, workshops and dances among fall activities in City of White Rock

  • Oct. 10, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Kent Street hosted the annual Dairy Queen Cribbage Tournament on Sept. 26.

Great fun was had, and congratulations to this year’s tournament winners, Fay Wiebe and Carlos Clarsen.

Thanks to this year’s organizers Joe Perreault and Diane O’Hara.

Special thanks to the local businesses and individuals who donated many wonderful door prizes and awards: Dairy Queen (Howatt Family), The Brewing Experience, IHOP Restaurant, La Baia Restaurant, Road Runner Automotive, Washington Avenue Grill, Westminster Savings, Sports Unlimited, Marathon Building Maintenance, Diane O’Hara/Watkins Dist., and personal donors, Lois Paul and Bruce MacLean.

• Get your tickets now for the Kent Street Seniors Society’s Bridge Luncheon, Friday Oct. 31.

This is a lovely lunch, followed by an afternoon of contract bridge. Register with a partner. Tickets are available at Kent Street office (no tickets on event day). You can’t help but be a winner with both treats – door prizes and tricks in your hand.

• Experience painting freedom as you learn pallet-knife techniques.

Spatula Painting is a fun and inspiring workshop, open and welcoming to beginners or those with some painting experience. All supplies are provided.

Danny Chen will be teaching this class on Friday, Oct. 17 at the White Rock Community Centre. Call to register, 604-541-2199.

• Assess your driving skills and habits at the free Mature Driving Workshop.

Update your knowledge of vehicle-safety features and road regulations. The next workshop is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20, and will be held at the White Rock Community Centre. Call to reserve your spot, 604-541-2199.

Presented by White Rock Community Policing and the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation.

• Learn how to protect yourself from Internet frauds in the Oct. 21 Fraud Awareness free workshop.

This interactive seminar will focus on generic examples of different types of frauds and specific things you can do to reduce the chances of becoming a victim. Pre-registration is required. Call 604-541-2199.

Class is from 9-11 a.m. at the White Rock Community Centre.

• Get out your dancing shoes for the tunes of Wonder Band on stage Wednesday in the Kent Street auditorium. Located at 1475 Kent St., doors open at 7 p.m. with social dancing 7:30-10:30. Open to all aged 50+.

• The International Artist Day Festival is a celebration honouring artists for their contributions to society.

On Oct. 25 and 26, drop into the White Rock Community Centre and enjoy live demonstration, art displays, musical performances and much more.

This is a chance to meet and get to know the creative talent in your own backyard.

For more info about this festival, or the many other events in the Fall Festival of the Arts, visit

• Learn about the fascinating life of Charles Dickens in The Invisible Woman, showing at the White Rock Community Centre Gallery on Oct. 29. At the height of his career, Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.

Call 604-541-2199 for tickets.

The Kent Street Activity Centre, located at 1475 Kent St., is open to people 55 years of age or better. For more, call 604-541-2231.

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