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2015. 

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May

Whispers of the Spirit Healing Arts

May’s workshop’s

9752 Willow Street, Chemainus, BC.
250-324-2299.  www.whispersofthespirit.ca/coming events                                                    

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Sunday May 24th 2015.

Chemainus Classical Concerts

You are invited to a Chemainus Classical Concert 2pm at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 2858 Mills Street, Chemainus, BC.
http://www.chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca/

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Tuesday May 26th 2015.

WordStorm!

WordStorm – Nanaimo’s popular Spoken Word and Open Mike event takes place at The Vault Cafe, 499 Wallace Street, Nanaimo on the last Tuesday of the month.

Come on May 26th, just to listen and be entertained, or sign up for the Open Mike. Everyone is welcome! Featured performers for May 26th are: David Fraser and Pat Smekal.

Reservations are recommended. Consider coming early for dinner or a snack at the Vault Cafe, 250-591-0776. For WordStorm itself, doors open at 6:30 and the program begins at 7:00.
To reserve for WordStorm, email David at ascentaspirations@gmail.com

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Wednesday May 27th 2015.

You are invited to attend this Town Hall Meeting featuring BC”s Seniors Advocate and her recently released report. Click the poster to enlarge it and see the full information regarding this important update.

Sidney Town Hall Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

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Sat. May 30th, 2015 7:30 pm-10:00 pm

JUBILATION

Classical Roots | Contemporary Reach | Extraordinary FutureCLASSICAL ROOTS

The world premiere of our commissioned piano quintet by Stephen Brown, VCM’s Composer in Residence.
Gwen Hoebig and Müge Büyükçelon, violin Michael van der Sloot, viola  Hannah Addario-Berry, cello Robert Holliston, piano.


CONTEMPORARY REACH Artistic Director Daniel Lapp leads VCM faculty and surprise guest musicians in performances reflecting the energy and diversity of our new School of Contemporary Music, including country, folk, country, jazz, rock, pop, and electronic.

EXTRAORDINARY FUTURE The VCM is committed to bringing more music to more people in more communities. Join the celebration of our next 50 years…and beyond!

Honourary Patrons Mr. & Mrs. George H. and Ann Nation and Mrs. Gillian M. Nelles Honourary Chair, 50th Anniversary Eric Charman, CM, OBC, LL.D

Jubilee Reception • $85 6:30pm Includes champagne receptions and reserved seating for the concert, plus a chance to meet the artists. Limited tickets available, purchase early!
General Admission • $35 Doors 6:45pm

* Wheelchair Seating: Please reserve in advance by calling the VCM office.

Buy Online with Eventbrite   By Phone: (250) 386-5311 In Person: 900 Johnson St.

Our 50th anniversary launch was a sell out last May so purchase your tickets well in advance for JUBILATION to avoid disappointment.

For more information http://vcm.bc.ca/events/finale

 

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June

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Photo – Ian Byington. www.BrotherIan.ca

 

Tuesday June 2nd 2015 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

COMPLEMENTARY CHAIR DANCE CLASSES for seniors with Katrina at Oak Bay United Church Chapel, 1355 Mitchell Ave.  (off the parking lot),  Victoria.
Joyful, gentle and simple.
For more information please call Katrina at 250-598-1846

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Saturday, June 6 2015; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Quality Resort Bayside, 240 Dogwood Street, Parksville.  

The Oceanside Grandmothers and friends have raided their attics, closets, and basements looking for quality art to offer for sale on  Saturday, June 6 2015; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Quality Resort Bayside, 240 Dogwood Street, Parksville. This one-day only event will feature donations of paintings, sculpture, pottery, stained glass and fabric art.  Choose from treasures and bargains galore!  Discover the perfect piece of art to enhance your home decor.  Cash and credit cards are accepted.  Admission is free and parking is plentiful.  Donated art work is welcome!  Drop-off on Friday, June 5 between 12 noon and 2 p.m. at the Bayside.  Unsold items can be picked up between 4-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 6th.

For more information contact Colleen Lucas 250-713-0167.  All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign.

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Tuesday June 9th 2015 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

COMPLEMENTARY CHAIR DANCE CLASSES for seniors with Katrina at Oak Bay United Church Chapel, 1355 Mitchell Ave.  (off the parking lot), Victoria.
Joyful, gentle and simple.
For more information please call Katrina at 250-598-1846

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Sunday June 14th 2015.

Chemainus Classical Concerts

You are invited to a Chemainus Classical Concert 2pm at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 2858 Mills Street, Chemainus, BC.
http://www.chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca/

 

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Monday, June 15 2015

Free panel presentation  –  Door Prize Draws  –  and light refreshments!!

Information Sharing with Community Police, Public Guardian and Trustee, Island Health, Better Business Bureau and Victim Services. Know more about the top 10 scams and frauds directed towards seniors. Please join us                  *Pre registration is required*

Would you like to
Know who to call if you have concerns about being abused”
or “If you suspect someone is being abused, neglected or self-neglected”.

Morning:  Doors open at 9:00 am,  Panel session 9:30 – 11:30 am at James Bay New Horizons,   234 Menzies Street, Victoria.
*Pre-register for this session at:  250 386 3035 or email:   crnvictoria@gmail.com

Afternoon:   Doors open at 1:00 pm,  Panel session 1:30 – 3:30 pm at Monterey Recreation Centre, 1442 Monterey Avenue, Victoria
*Pre-register for this session at:  250 370 7300  or email:   crnvictoria@gmail.com

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Tuesday June 16th 2015 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

COMPLEMENTARY CHAIR DANCE CLASSES for seniors with Katrina at Oak Bay United Church Chapel, 1355 Mitchell Ave.  (off the parking lot), Victoria.
Joyful, gentle and simple
For more information please call Katrina at 250-598-1846

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Saturday June 20th 2015. 10am – 4pm.

At some point in their lives, 90% of women will be solely responsible for their finances. Are you ready? Come join us to start to prepare!

As a women, do you feel confident and in control of your investments and finances? Do you know what your retirement plan looks like? Do you know what risks you are taking? Pam Katunar, Investment Advisor, has created timely courses exclusively for women to learn more about finance and investing. Pam is a frequent presenter on investing topics, and the most common comment from women after attending these classes is, “I wish I had done this years ago.”

Bring a friend and come to learn more about how to handle this important aspect of life. Your future is counting on you! Location:  Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road,  Victoria
RSVP: 250-356-4034 orE-mail: pamela.katunar@td.com
or via website http://advisors.tdwaterhouse.ca/pamela.katunar

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Wednesday June 24th 2015.

EVERYONE WELCOME.  Diane Bestwick will read from her novel, And A Bird Sang, about the one child law in China, on the 17th June at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 100 Chapel Street, at 7-8pm.  Diane recently lived and worked in China for eight years. Her close association with young Chinese colleagues, alerted her to the pressures of this law on their lives as well as the society as a whole.  The  novel  traces the life of one Chinese wife who is faced with the anguish of obeying the law or listening to her own inner voice. Proceeds from the book are being given to several foster homes in China. check the website,  www.dianebestwick.wordpress.com for more details and a link to purchase through Amazon/kindle. Signed copies will be available at the reading for $15.00

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Thursday June 25th to 28th 2015.

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Milner Gardens 5th Annual Fairy House Surprise

Do you believe in fairies? Did you know fairies wear Foxglove flowers as hats, gloves, and petticoats? Meander the sun dappled shadows of Milner Gardens on your self-guided search for areas Fairy Houses may have magically appeared, in honour of International Fairy Day and Veronica Milner’s belief in fairies.
Admission adults $11, students $6.50, free entry to members and current VIU students with card, and children 12 and under accompanied by an adult.

June 25 to 28, 2015, 10am to 5pm with last entry at 4:30pm. Fairy Tea Time 1pm to 4pm June 25 to June 28 Served in the Queen’s room and at the Milner House patio, Tea and Fairy Cupcake $8.50 per person Sorry, no Full High Tea or reservations when the fairies are in the garden. For more info http://www.milnergardens.org/ or 250-752-6153

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July

July 6th – 17th 2015.

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The Good Old Daze 2015.

Be sure to visit Mill Bay’s Scarecrow Festival and see over 80, life size, ‘People from the Past’, creatively crafted by 44 local businesses and community groups competing for ‘Best Scarecrow’ and offering you an intriguing look at ‘The Good Old Daze’.

For full information  please click on the poster to open it.

 

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August

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September

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October

 

OPENING October 2015

Roberts Landing, 772 Hockley Ave, Langford BC Age-Friendly Rental Apartments Universal Design, all 2 br/2 ba, all corner units, all over 1,000 sq ft, insuite laundry, insuite storage, heat pumps, 1 year free TV/internet, free hot water, pet friendly, great walking score, + more … for rental info 250-478-7252 http://www.robertslanding.com/ Tell them seniors101 sent you!

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November

Saturday November 7th 2015. 10am to 2pm.

West Shore Fall Wellness Fair

You are invited to the West Shore Seniors’ Services Fall Wellness Fair at the Langford Legion Hall, 761 Station Road, Langford, BC.
Contact Nicole 250-391-9827 or Info4westshoreseniors@gmail.com or http://westshoreseniorsservices.com

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December

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