Stay healthy and happy at Kent Street

Lots of great programs to stay fit, physically and mentally

Do you have diabetes or are at risk of other chronic disease?

Start back on the road to wellness with a specially designed program at the Centre of Active Living Monday and/or Wednesday afternoons.

Conducted by a certified clinical rehab specialist, a guided exercise program and current disease management and prevention information will be provided.

Register now at 604-541-2199 for classes starting this week.

Colourful minds/colourful clothes – on Saturday, July 5 from  noon to 2 p.m. at the Centre for Active Living, learn how to find the colours that best suit your personality during the summer.

Register at 604-541-2199 or online, course #27037.

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

Sign up for the Sea Kayaking introductory course scheduled for July 6 and learn basic techniques and enjoy quiet moments with nature while learning at White Rock Beach and Semiahmoo Bay.

All equipment is provided.

Once you have learned the basics, sign up for a guided Sunrise Kayak tour on Boundary Bay, July 12, or Sunset Kayak tour on July 17.

Paddles are three hours, and include kayaks and safety equipment.

Call 604-541-2199 to register.

Summer excursions are a perennial favourite.

There is still room on the mini-bus for the following trips:  July 9, Burns Bog/Wellbrook Winery; July 11, Reifel Bird Sanctuary; July 21, Stanley Park Horse Carriage Tour; July 26, Caribbean Days Festival; and July 27, Bard on the Beach.

Call 604-541-2231.

The Reifel Bird Sanctuary daytrip on July 11 takes you to Westham Island, a migratory bird sanctuary with over 850 acres of managed wetland and natural marshes.

There will be a guided tour, followed by lunch.

Painting in Oils and Acrylics is a fun and informative class where all levels are welcome.

Explore painting basics, blocking in, brush handling, colour theory, composition and other aspects of painting under the guiding hand of professional artist Catherine Robertson.

Classes start at 9 a.m. on July 11 at Centennial Park Leisure Centre.

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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