Alphabetical List of Activities
See Monthly Calendar for Days, Times, and Drop-In Fees for each
You must be a Member to participate in Activities (unless otherwise stated)
Ballroom Dance Practice:
An opportunity for you and your partner to practice your ballroom dancing to recorded music in our Main Hall.
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.
- TO VIEW SCORES for both Tuesday & Wednesday’s games please visit the Parkinson Senior Society BridgeWebs site at: https://www.bridgewebs.com/parkinsonseniorbridge/
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 coffee and cookies)
Dancing at the PAC:
* Vic’s Dance Band performs Live up-tempo Two Step, Waltz, Jive, Ballroom, Cha Cha, Polka, Rhumba and many more of your favorite styles to dance to for most Thursday night dances.
* DJ Mike plays all your favorites from the 60’s all the way up to current music – including requests – the Last Thursday of every Month.
* Singles are always 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 – Tuesdays: 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. Basic beginner line dance steps are taught in this class and teaches are at a slower pace. The goal is to teach the steps. Dances will progress in difficulty throughout the year to prepare the dancers for Level 2.
LEVEL 2 – Wednesdays: This class is for dancers with more line dance experience and who know the basic beginner line dance steps. Previous participation in Level 1 is recommended. This class would be the next step up from Level 1. There will be much more dance variety at this level and dances will progress in difficulty throughout the year to prepare dancers for Level 3. Format of the class is a little different from Level 1 as there will be a lot more practice of dances. More advanced beginner steps are introduced in this level. 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 the new teach.
LEVELS 3 & 4 – Tuesdays: This class is for more experienced line dancers and would be the next step up from Level 2. The 1st hour concentrates on Low Improver to Easy Intermediate (Level 3) line dances and the 2nd hour concentrates on Intermediate/Advanced (Level 4) dances. The Level 3 portion of the class will follow the Level 2 format. The Level 4 format is slightly different in that a new dance is usually the 1st dance taught. New dances are generally done for 4 weeks in a row.
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 Kim Froom directly at 250-212-7045.
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)
- Scrambled 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!
* All Sessions are Drop in
* Max 24 players – then capped
* Games are timed at 12 min
* All Round Robin Style
* Partners not required
Lessons – Want to learn this fast growing sport! Every Friday – from 12:30 – 2:15 pm we have a Lesson for Beginners to Pickleball to learn the rules and game play. For beginners only. Once you know how to serve, count, and court position you move on to the next Level. Some may need to take this session multiple times.
Beginner Drills & Play – This Session every Friday after the Lesson is from 2:15 – 4:30 pm. For those who have attended at least one Lesson and can accomplish the above tasks. Here you will receive Coaching to improve your skills to move up to the next Level. The instructors will run through some drills to get you more equipped as well as supervise some play.
Level 3.0 – For players who have completed the first 2 Levels above and are ready to practice what you have been taught without instruction or intimidation. You understand the game play and scoring, don’t require any instruction, and can hold your own without holding up play. AND you are NOT a highly skilled smasher who would intimidate newer players with your enthusiasm (you should be in the next session if that’s the case).
Level 3.5 + Up – For well skilled players only. This is the highest play level session at the Centre meant for those with experience and smashing ability. Expect a faster pace as you will be expected to keep up.
Open Play – All Levels – 2 Sessions on Saturday. September thru May.
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 your level knowing that one day you used to be there. Everyone ENJOY.
See GALLERY to view Self-Rating Definitions to see what Level you should drop in for.
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!
Thursday Night Dinner Club:
Join us every Thursday in The Bistro for the Dinner Club to socialize with old friends and make new ones! Dinner is served promptly at 5:30 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Centre. You do not need to be a Member or over 50 to attend. Each weeks menu can be viewed on the Bistro Page or at the Centre. We look forward to seeing you.
Mondays: 9:30 – 11:00am – Beginner Lessons (No classes in July & August)
This class is for those who need to learn the basics of chords & strumming. You need to have your own ukulele to participate. Printed music can be purchased at the Centre.
Tuesdays: 9:30 – 11:00am – Group Play:
This class is for those who have already taken the lessons or already know how to play. It’s an opportunity to practice with others and learn new songs. You need to have your own ukulele to participate. Printed music can be purchased at the Centre.
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.
View here on how to play: https://www.ultraboardgames.com/wizard/game-rules.php
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.