Ballroom Dance Practice:
An opportunity for you and your partner to practice your ballroom dancing to recorded music in our Main Hall.
Join us from April to the end of October for a fun, energetic, and supportive road bike rides. We meet at the Parkinson Activity Centre every Monday morning and head out as a group to explore Kelowna and area. Special rides beyond the city carpool from the Centre.
We ride rain or shine. Mostly hybrid bikes are used as we sometimes ride on gravel such as the Greenway. All levels are welcome and most importantly we do not leave anyone behind. No one needs to worry about holding us up… so give it a try!
Rides are approximately 1.5 – 2 hrs. We sometimes gather for coffee afterwards either at the Centre or elsewhere.
There is no charge for the Bike Club but you must be an active Member of the Centre.
Our Pool Room on the 2nd floor of the Centre is equipped with 4 regulation size billiards tables. 1 designated for Eight Ball and the other 3 for Snooker. Although many of our regular players do bring their own cues we also have cues available for use for those who don’t own one. See more information and hours of operation on the Pool Room page.
- Tuesday – Casual. No Partner or Sign up required. This session DOES have a Director but play does not count towards masters points. New players Welcome.
- Wednesday – This session DOES have a Director but play does not count towards masters points. New players Welcome
Join our enthusiastic group where camaraderie, coffee, and treats are aplenty!
Perfect for people with limited mobility, balance issues, or in recovery – This gentle form of yoga is practiced sitting in a chair or standing using a chair for support. Starting with a short meditation, followed by breathing exercise, then the practice. The poses, or Asana, are often adaptations of Hatha yoga. We will end the class with a short meditation and a quote for the day.
NOTE: This program is not suitable for those with osteopenia or osteoporosis. If you have either of these please review our information on the Osteofit for Life class held on Tuesdays and Thursdays which may be perfect for you.
Join our avid group for an afternoon of entertaining competition. Coffee and cookies are also part of the Cribbage tradition here at the P.A.C. ($1 extra for the Kitchen)
Dancing at the PAC:
Thursday – Enjoy Vic’s Dance Band performing Live providing up-tempo Two Step, Waltz, Jive, Ballroom, Cha Cha, Polka, Rhumba and many more of your favorite styles to dance to. Singles Welcome.
1st Sunday of each Month – A wonderful evening of Dance and socializing. Each evening starts with a 40-minute lesson in a specific style. Singles Welcome. * NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING *
A trick-taking card game most commonly played with four people in two partnerships with a deck of 24, 28, or sometimes 32, standard playing cards. Our great group of regulars welcome all new players to join them and learn this wonderful game.
- Group Fitness – Offered every day Mon-Fri – Designed for those 50 years of age and older who are looking to improve their strength and functional fitness through a fun group fitness experience. These classes include a cardio component along with the use of equipment such as steps, resistance bands, pilates & stability balls, and weights (at your discretion) to provide you a full body workout designed to improve your usable strength, physical fitness, and overall mental heath. These classes are led by qualified instructors, always mindful of your individual abilities, and full of encouragement!
Men’s Fitness – Thursdays – Dory is sure to put you through your paces in this MEN ONLY fitness class full of cardio, strength, resistance, and weight exercises. Time to challenge yourself – YES. But remember to stay within your limits as your progress. Welcome to all levels.
HiiT Circuit Training – Fridays – This is a strength and conditioning class designed to work all muscle groups during a low impact, steady paced, pump based workout to music.
- NOTE: No outside footwear is permitted in the gym so please bring a change of shoes to participate.
On Wednesdays hikers meet at the PAC. Most hikes are under 2 hours in length and sometimes there is a coffee stop after. Please note – these hikes are not easy strolls as most participants come to get the exercise. There will be hills and a moderately fast pace, and hikes are subject to change as conditions change. See more information, including monthly dates and locations, on the Hiking Group Page
Level 1 – Absolute Beginner/Easy Beginner Class – This class is for dancers who are brand new to line dance (no experience) as well as dancers who have not danced for a number of years and need a refresher on the basic steps. The basic beginner line dance steps are taught in this class over the course of 8-12 weeks. The teaches in this class are slower and the goal is to teach the steps. Once the steps are learned, dancers are able to transition to the Easy Beginner class to do more practice and learn more Beginner steps and dances. See schedule for dates & times.
Level 2 – Beginner Class – This class is for dancers with more line dance experience – generally about 6 months or more. This class will do Beginner to High Beginner line dances. This class would be the next step from the AB/Easy Beginner class. There will be much more variety in Beginner level dances and dances will progress throughout the year to the higher beginner level, preparing dancers for the Low Improver to Intermediate level. Format of the class is a little different as there will be a lot more practice of dances and steps and more advanced steps will be introduced. Generally a new dance is taught each week and danced in total for 4 weeks in a row. Previous week’s new dance is the first dance and the second dance is a new teach. See schedule for dates & times.
Level 3&4 – Improver to Intermediate Class – This class is for more experienced line dancers, generally those with 1 year or more experience and would be the next step from the Beginner line dance class. The first hour will concentrate on Low Improver to Easy Intermediate level line dances and the 2nd hour will concentrate on Intermediate level dances. The Improver portion of the class will follow the Beginner format. The Intermediate level format will be slightly different. One new dance will be taught approximately every 3 weeks to a month. Week 1 will be the new teach, week 2 will be a good review of the dance and weeks 3 and 4 will be walkthroughs. The new dance will be done for 4 weeks total in a row. The remainder of the intermediate dances will be dances taught in the past. There will be a review when necessary, but mainly these dances should only require walkthroughs. See schedule for dates & times.
We play both Hong Kong New World & American Mahjong. To play Hong Kong style our group is able to supple you with a copy of the latest sheet if you do not have a copy. For American style you will need to pre-purchase the current year’s card from https://www.nationalmahjonggleague.org/store.aspx# . Sorry but we do not play Chinese style.
Here is a brief explanation of the game. Don’t be scared off – it is lots of fun and you will love it. If you are familiar with Rummy should pick it up no problem.
The game is played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols, although some regional variations use a different number of tiles. In most variations, each player begins by receiving 13 tiles. In turn players draw and discard tiles until they complete a legal hand using the 14th drawn tile to form four groups (melds) and a pair (head). There are fairly standard rules about how a piece is drawn, stolen from another player and thus melded, the use of simples (numbered tiles) and honours (winds and dragons), the kinds of melds, and the order of dealing and play.
Osteofit for Life:
A specially designed exercise and educational program for those with osteoporosis and osteopenia and those at risk of falling who require a safe and gentle strength/balance coordination program as we know that physical activity can prevent and even manage more common health issues as well as increase the ease of performing your everyday activities and make significant improvements in your overall quality of life. Osteofit is a BC Women’s Hospital and Health Center Program. For more information and registration in the PSS Osteofit for Life Program, please contact the B.C.R.P.A. Certified Instructor Bobbi Lee directly at 250-317-3508
If you have an interest in the visual arts and would like to join this group each week, Our Pleasure Painters would love to have you. Bring along your latest project or the materials to start something new and be inspired by the group atmosphere. This group receives professional instruction several times throughout the year. Notices on dates and subject are provided to Members via the Centre.
Join us the 1st Sunday of each month September through June for a traditional Pancake Breakfast.
For only $8 you’ll get a hearty serving of:
- 2 Pancakes (with Blueberry Sauce if you wish)
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Bacon Strips
- 2 Sausage Links
- Plus Coffee, Tea, or Juice
Doors open at 9:00am and seating is available in the Main Hall. Wrap up is at 11:00am.
NOTE: Everyone is welcome regardless of age or Membership. We look forward to seeing you!
Pickleball: * All Round Robin Style – Partners not required
Beginner (with Instruction) – Want to learn this fast growing sport! This Session – every Friday – from 12:30 – 2:15 pm is for Beginners to Pickleball and includes instruction. Learn the rules and game play then have time to practice with others.
3.0 + Below – For those with some rule understanding & game play under their belt this Session is every Friday after the Lesson from 2:15 – 4:30 pm.
Open Play – All Levels – Anyone can join in for a friendly game. If your fairly new, test yourself by playing others at higher levels than yourself. If your highly skilled, be patient and kind with those below you knowing that one day you used to be there. Everyone ENJOY.
Monday 2:00pm – 4:30pm.
Thursday 2:15pm – 4:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 11:30am
Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Equipment provided if you do not have your own.
Beginner Stott – Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Pilates Plus –
Monday 11:00 am – 12::00 pm – A more challenging class
Basic Stott Mat 1 exercises incorporating mini ball and band. Upgrade beginner Pilates to emulate Reformer style exercises. Proven strength and flexibility results.
“A 2018 study of 90 people published in the Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation found that participants who practiced Pilates for one hour three times a week for eight weeks improved their scores on a functional movement screen, which measures things like balance, stability, and mobility, more than people who did yoga instead (or who didn’t exercise at all).”
Keep your brain active participating in this board game where you use letter tiles to make words and score points. You don’t have to be a word whiz to join in so come and have fun while keeping your mind sharp.
How would you like to turn your photos into a piece of history for a loved one or make the most fabulous cards? Bring the materials and project that you would like to work on and take part in this creative atmosphere with fellow crafters. Maybe even learn or share something new.
This fun and exciting game, also known as Ping Pong, can be played by anyone. We have an energetic group of players from beginners to more advanced who love to play the game and have a good time.
Tai Chi / Qigong:
Perhaps best thought of as a moving form of yoga and meditation combined, it consists of a sequence of movements performed slowly, softly and gracefully with smooth and even transitions between them as a means of increasing health and vitality. Anyone can do it!
Wednesday Night Dinner Club:
Join us every Wednesday in The Bistro for the Dinner Club to socialize with old friends and make new ones! Dinner is served promptly at 5:00 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Centre – $15 per person. Each weeks menu can be viewed on the Bistro Page or at the Centre. We look forward to seeing you.
Wizard is a card game similar to Bridge that is gaining in popularity. It can be played with 4, 5 or 6 people making it flexible for drop in singles. Basic premise is that you bid for tricks at an auction and proceed to capture them via straight bidding with no conventions, making it easier to pick up the game. Then you must defend your hand as well as try to get tricks because you need to capture the exact amount you bid or else get penalized if you have more or less than your bid. In Wizard there is also a Wizard Card that trumps the trump suit and a Joker Card that helps you defend your hand from taking more tricks. Typical game takes approx. 2-2.5 hrs.
A multi-level Hatha Yoga class that is suitable for anybody and everybody. Each 90-minute class will have some focus on breath work (pranayama), a variety of poses (asanas) to stretch and strengthen the entire body, and end with relaxation (savasana). The only rule in the class is to listen to your body first and foremost and the main goal is to have fun! Equipment is provided if you do not have your own.
Zumba Gold® is the Zumba Fitness program that’s everything a traditional Zumba class is – an exhilarating, effective, easy-to follow Latin-inspired, calorie burning dance party – but in this class we take it a little easier. It’s all about feeling the music, having fun, letting loose, and getting fit without being overly concerned about whether you are doing it right or wrong.
How it Works:
The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focusses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered, happy, and feeling strong.
Class focusses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility, and balance.