SENIORS SCENE: Tour de White Rock volunteers needed

Annual cycling race returns to Peninsula July 12 to 14

White Rock is gearing up for the 34th-annual Tour de White Rock.

World-class cycling races with professional teams from all over North America will be in attendance July 12-14.

Volunteers are still needed to help out on the Saturday and Sunday. Volunteering for this event is great fun for all ages.

The weekend kicks off on Friday, July 12, with the Homelife Realty Hill Climb, and continues the next day with the Choices Market Criterium and the new Family Fun Zone event, followed by the Peace Arch News Road Race on the Sunday.

To volunteer for this awesome event, please call 604-541-2199.

For more details, visit

n There are just a couple of spots left for the Abbotsford Berry Festival and Farm Tour excursion scheduled for July 7.

Visit the 32nd-annual Berry Festival in Historic Downtown Abbotsford and take in the non-stop entertainment.

After the festival enjoy stops at the Mt. Lehman Winery and Birchwood Dairy for a tour and ice cream cone.

Trip includes admissions and lunch.

There is also a unique opportunity to visit the BC Hydro Powerhouse in Mission on a guided tour July 9 to learn how electricity is generated.

The location of the Hydro facility is right next to beautiful Hayward Lake, where you will enjoy a relaxing picnic by the water, taking in the peaceful view.

Call 604-541-2231 to register.

n Have you longed to learn how to kayak but don’t know where to start?

Sign up for our Sea Kayaking Introductory course scheduled for

July 6 and learn the

basic techniques of how to maneuver these great boats.

Enjoy quiet moments with nature while learning on White Rock Beach and Semiahmoo Bay. All equipment is provided.

Once you have learned the basics, sign up for a guided tour, specifically the Sunset Kayak Tour on Boundary Bay, July 16.

Tours provide a great opportunity to get out on the water, meet other like-minded outdoor enthusiasts, and practise your kayak skills.

Paddles are three hours and include kayaks and safety equipment. Call 604-541-2199 to register.

n Everyone 55+ is welcome to join the Kent Street Snooker Club.

Here is a wonderful community of snooker players that welcome new members with a firm hand shake and friendly banter.

The snooker room is open during Kent Street operating hours. Bring your own pool cue or there are some available for use.

New to the Kent Street Activity Centre? Stop by the front desk for a guest pass to try out snooker or any of the other activities.

Ladies snooker is offered on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. till noon.

Call 604-541-2231 for more information.

n “Sweets to the sweet,” said Hamlet.

Space is still available for the Saturday, July 20 performance of Bard on the Beach’s Hamlet, Shakespeare’s play where “brevity is the soul of wit.”

Call 604-541-2199 for more information and to register.

n Sip a cup of tea and spend the afternoon with your Hollywood favorites at the Tea with the Stars on July 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the gallery at the White Rock Community Centre.

Call 604-541-2199 to find out what film will be shown.

n Have you been noticing that you are turning up the volume higher when watching TV, or are you relying more and more on reading lips then hearing spoken words? You are in luck, because Kent Street Activity Centre is having a free hearing test clinic on Wednesday, July 17.

Call 604-541-2231 to schedule your appointment time.

n The July Kent Street Update is available for pickup at any of the White Rock Leisure Service Recreation Centres.

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

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