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  October | November | December

Recurring monthly events

Centre on Aging, University of Victoria  Click here

Hillside Seniors Health Centre/Yakimovich Wellness Centre – click here

Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation,   Click here

Arthritis Society Victoria Schedule of Events: – Click here

Alzheimer Society First Link Bulletin, Victoria:-  Click hereFestivals on Vancouver Island 2015

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Jim Pattison Auto Group

Pamela Katunar, Financial Advisor, Certified Retirement Specialist, TD Waterhouse, Tel (250) 356-4034

Click ad. to see Pam’s upcoming information sessions.

ElderCollege is running 4 different Saturday speaker sessions.


Tuesdays from September 22nd to November 10, 2015. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Chair Dance Classes for Seniors with Katrina

Chair Dance Classes for Seniors with Katrina Oak Bay United Church Chapel  (off parking lot) 1355  Mitchell Avenue, Victoria. $75.00 for 8 classes
For more information and to register please call 250-598-1846.


Job Club Workshops

The Victoria Disability Resource Centre is holding a series of Job Club Workshops.  These workshops will discuss various topics related to seeking, getting, and keeping a job.  These workshops will have an emphasis on peer support, providing the opportunity to learn from and teach each other.  The Workshops will include sessions on resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, how and when to discuss your disability, what to do now that you have the job. These workshops will be held on October 16th, November 20th, and December 11th.  Contact Jessica at 250-595-0044 or at for more information or to register! Or visit for more information on all of our workshops.


Know Your Rights Workshop

The Victoria Disability Resource Centre is holding a series of Know Your Rights Workshops. We will be covering a number of different rights categories including Human Rights, Tenancy Rights, Welfare Rights, Consumer Rights, and Employment Rights.  These workshop sessions will be held on October 5th, October 13th, October 19th, October 26th, and November 2nd.  Contact Tabetha at wlmailhtml:{C777C44C-E234-43C1-B6DE-5CBD10DDC5D0}mid://00000094/! to register! Or visit for more information on all of our workshops.

Scooter Workshop

The Victoria Disability Resource Centre is holding a Scooter Workshop on October 6th from 11am-4pm, location is to be announced. Scooter users can learn trick for operating their mobility scooters effectively and have a chance to practice.  The workshop will discuss scooter use, maintenance tips, charging, etiquette while riding in public and MORE. Contact Tabetha at wlmailhtml:{C777C44C-E234-43C1-B6DE-5CBD10DDC5D0}mid://00000094/! to register!  Or visit for more information on all of our workshops.


OPENING October 2015

Roberts Landing

Roberts Landing

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

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Canadian Club of Victoria luncheon with Dr. Andrew Wender

12:00 noon, Tuesday, October 20, 2015 – Harbour Towers Hotel

It is both timely and topical that Dr. Andrew Wender is the featured guest speaker at the Canadian Club of Victoria’s October luncheon. Dr. Wender will be speaking on the historical and political context for current Middle East affairs.

The luncheon takes place the morning after the 2015 federal election. No matter which political party emerges to lead the 42nd Parliament, one of the most challenging issues the government will face will be Canada’s role in the Middle East. As both humanitarian and military issues are sure to dominate public discourse over the coming months, Dr. Wender’s presentation will provide valuable insights to members and guests.

Dr. Wender has taught at the University of Victoria since 2001. His teaching (for which he received the 2011 Gilian Sherwin Alumni Award for Excellence ) and writing focus on the history and politics of the Middle East; the historical interconnections among politics and religion; world history and politics; and political theory.  He has published in such journals as Digest of Middle East Studies, Implicit Religion, and Capitalism, Nature, Sociology, and Sociology of Islam. He frequently serves as a speaker and media commentator on the Middle East for local and national media.

For further information, please contact:

Ellen Stensholt, President, The Canadian Club of Victoria

Phone: (250) 544-1941;  Email:



Dates: Tuesday, Oct. 20 Time: 7 – 9 pm Fee: $55 + GST Instructor: Peter H. Stephenson

Sudden unexplained death (with no underlying cause seen at autopsy) accounts for a significant number of deaths, often occurring in stressful situations. The patterning of social pressures which might account for this are poorly understood, although the manner in which the nervous system may engage with fear to produce such a result has long been understood.

Learn about the social stressors that may cause this phenomenon as Dr. Stephenson draws on case histories from his work, particularly among refugees, to help explain the patterning of social pressures and death.

For more information: Health Sciences Programs  250-721 8558 |


Saturday October 24th

Campbell River Gala. Island Voices. seniors 101 promoting the products and services available for seniors on Vancouver Island.





Tuesday October 27th.

Island Talk. Island Voices. seniors 101 promoting the products and services available for seniors on Vancouver Island.




















Tuesday October 27th

WordStorm!    New Venue

WordStorm – Nanaimo’s popular Spoken Word and Open Mike event takes place at The First Unitarian Hall, 595 Townsite Road, Nanaimo on the last Tuesday of the month. Come on October 27th, just to listen and be entertained, or sign up for the Open Mike. Everyone is welcome!

Featured performers for October 27th are: Lisa Shatzky and Judy Millar.

Doors open at 6:30 and the program begins at 7:00.
To reserve for WordStorm, email David at

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7th Annual Health & Wellness Fair

Sunday November 1, 2015; 11:00am to 3:00pm

The Nanaimo Senior Services Network 7th Annual Health & Wellness Fair will be held at 500 Bowen Road, Bowen Park Complex, Nanaimo.
Contact: – 250-739-5768  or


West Shore Fall Wellness Fair

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

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 or


Thursday November 19th – Sunday November 22nd

Carol’s craft market 7th annual Christmas craft sale at North Oyster Community centre, 13467 Cedar Road, Cedar.
Contact: – Vicki 250-722-3767

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