SENIORS SCENE: Stay active this spring

Carpet bowling, other activities offer exercise, socializing opportunities.

If you are looking for a new activity that offers mild exercise, a bit of friendly competition and great socializing, consider carpet bowling at the Kent Street Activity Centre.

This popular indoor, scaled-down version of lawn bowling can be learned in a few minutes, and members can be playing on a team their first time out, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:45 a.m. till noon. Equipment is provided.

Come try out carpet bowling three times before becoming a paid member. For more information call 604-541-2231.

• For another year, the Kent Street Activity Centre is helping individuals 65 years and over with completing their 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. Call for more information at 604-541-2231.

• Have you checked out the Centre for Active Living yet?

This facility next to Centennial Arena offers leading-edge programming, including fitness classes, professionally supervised exercise, lifestyle education and chronic-disease prevention and self-management.

For more information on the programs offered at CAL, please check out the recreation guide on line at, pick up a copy at any White Rock recreation and culture centre or call 604-541-2199.

• Seniors’ Chorfest occurs every two years in various locations around the province.

Participants include seniors choirs and individual singers from communities across B.C.

This year, the event will be co-hosted by the BC Choral Federation and our very own Kent Street Choristers. This event will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, with music composed or arranged by Canadians.

Opening reception and registration is April 18 and music workshops are April 19 and 20. Seniors’ Chorfest winds up with an evening concert on April 20th.

If you are a senior (55+) who loves to sing and would like to participate contact Ed Harrington at

• Discover the power to be free from stress, anxiety, cravings and restlessness at a Power of Mindfulness retreat on Saturday March 11, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the White Rock Community Centre.

Practise various mindfulness meditations throughout the day. Beginners and experienced welcome. Call 604-541-2199 to register.

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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