SENIORS SCENE: Irish Festival returns to White Rock

Enjoy a month-long celebration of all things Celtic

White Rock Recreation and Culture’s spring registration will open for members on Friday, March 6 at 8:30 a.m. (online opens at 7 a.m.), and non-member registration starts on Tuesday, March 17.

Be sure to peruse the Recreation Guide online at and check out all of the great things you can do.

If you can’t view the guide online, come down to the Kent Street Activity Centre, White Rock Community Centre or Centennial Park Leisure Centre to pick up your copy.

Please call 604-541-2199 to register, or register online 24/7at

If you are over 65 and need assistance with completing your income-tax returns, community volunteers are available to help file your tax returns electronically.

This free service is provided to seniors on low income with simple forms. Just drop off your forms at the Kent Street front desk to be E-filed.

Returns that do not meet the criteria will be returned unfiled.

If you would prefer to mail your tax return instead of having our volunteers E-file, we have limited one-on-one appointments available on Wednesdays.

Call for more information 604-541-2231.

Celebrate White Rock’s Irish Festival.

Sign up now for Irish Drum, Irish Whistle, Bun Rang (Irish language course) or Irish-cooking lessons that start next week at the White Rock Community Centre and the Kent Street Centre.

Pre-registration is required. Please call 604-541-2199 for more details.

For more Irish Festival events during the month of March, go online at

It is not too late to sign up for the next free fraud-awareness workshop, Identity Theft and Identity Frauds, on March 24, 9-11 a.m. at White Rock Community Centre.

Learn how to protect yourself from payment-card, telephone and email frauds.

The interactive session will focus on generic examples of different types of frauds with specific things you can do to reduce the chances of becoming a victim.

Co-sponsored by White Rock Community Policing and Recreation and Culture, pre-registration is required, 604-541-2199.

It’s always great to have the freedom to drop into fitness courses at your convenience.

The Spring Recreation Guide displays a diverse array of fitness classes to choose.

Drop into Pilates, Nordic Stride, Keep Fit for 60+, Boot Camp, Zumba, Stretch and Strength, Cardio Gym and Yoga.

Purchase 10 or 20 visits on your personalized pass and enjoy the freedom to attend when it works for you.

Call 604-541-2199 to register, or visit Centennial Arena, Kent Street Activity Centre or White Rock Community Centre and we would be happy to assist you in purchasing a pass.

Drop-in sessions can also be purchased for the Centre for Active Living’s open cardio gym.

The Kent Street auditorium is open Wednesday evenings from 7:30-10:30 p.m. for all those 50+ who enjoy live music, friendly people and social dancing.

Tickets are available at the door at 7 p.m.

This week, G7 (Johnny Hsu) will be on stage playing all your favourite dance tunes.

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.


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