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1655 Winslow Ave. 604-927-6098

Glen Pine

1200 Glen Pine Crt. 604-927-6940



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For future planners: Registration for this issue is on Thursday, December 8. Registration for spring programs is on Thursday, March 9. View the guide online, receive bus trip information, and subscribe to our email list at: | |    CityofCoquitlam

Registration for this issue is on Thursday, December 8 Registration for spring programs is on Thursday, March 9.

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Registration Information There are 3 easy ways to register for our programs and events:

1. Online:

2. Over the phone:

3. In person:

»» 604-927-4FUN (4386) Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (except statutory holidays) Sat/Sun, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. »» Payment by Visa, MasterCard or American Express »» Staff assisted registration

Register at these facilities: Dogwood Pavilion  1655 Winslow Ave. Glen Pine Pavilion  1200 Glen Pine Crt.

»» Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week »» Payment by Visa, MasterCard or American Express required

New: All registered programs including bus trips are available for internet registration. Prices listed do not include applicable taxes.

Look for the following symbols to find where programs and activities take place:

Registration Information 2 Staff at your Service 2

Annual Pass 3

Dogwood Pavilion 

  Glen Pine Pavilion

Dogwood and Glen Pine email news updates are now available. Receive updates on Pavilion programs, activities and bus trips, subscribe at:

Living in Harmony 4 Volunteers & Services 4 Bus Trips 6 Special Events 8 Food Services 11

Staff at your Service DOGWOOD PAVILION Recreation Complex Supervisor: Judy Hamanishi Program Coordinators: Lorraine Hauser, Jennifer Couture, Joanne Pickford

Drop-in Fitness 18

Recreation Leader: Darcy Harrison Stroke Branch Coordinator: Margaret Hansen Office Staff: Sheri Greenwood, Hugh Fong, Kelsey Lambert,

Registered Programs 20

Food Services: Jill Skabar, Sharon Burke, Christel Wackerbauer,

Talks & Workshops 12

Mary Nordby, Maren Omstead, Charlene Walford

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies 20 Cards & Games 22 Computers 23 Cooking 24 Dance 25 Health & Fitness 26 Performing Arts 28 Languages 28

Debbie Vanhalst, Eva Qevani, Angie Cooper, Catherine Kwon

GLEN PINE PAVILION Facilities Supervisor: Helga Ovington Program Coordinators: Carol Morris, Samantha Cooke, Sue Todd

Recreation Leader: Darcy Harrison, Justin Chan, Kristin Buchanon

Office Staff: Elizabeth Brown, Anna Dudyreva, Kelsey Lambert, Alicia Powell, Jocelyn Adams, Hugh Fong, Linda Zerr

Food Services: Monica Hanser, Erin Riordan, Christel Wackerbauer, Roberto Arciaga, Debbie Vanhalst, Eva Qevani Building Service Workers: Paul Grewal, David Wong

Life-Long Learning 28 Outdoor Recreation 31 Groups & Clubs: Visit for a listing or pick up a copy at the front desk of your local pavilion.

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Glen Pine & Dogwood Pavilion 50 Plus Pavilions

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Dogwood and Glen Pine are operated by the City of Coquitlam Parks, Recreation and Culture Department. They are public recreation centres for adults aged 50 and better, with all adults welcome during certain times of the day.

Book an appointment with a CRA trained volunteer to help with your 2016 income tax return. Appointments start the first week of March and will run until the end of April. To qualify for this free service, you must meet the following criteria: 1. unable to pay for assistance 2. unable to complete return 3. Low income 4. Have a simple tax return 5. Be over 50 years of age. Income guidelines are $30,000 for a single individual; $40,000 for a couple, interest income should not exceed $1,000. Volunteers will not complete returns for deceased persons, bankrupt individuals, those with capital gains or losses, employment expenses, business or rental expenses. We will start taking appointment bookings at the beginning of February. Make your appointment at Dogwood or Glen Pine front desk or by calling 604-927-4386.

Annual Pass An Annual Pass is required to participate in activity groups or after a maximum of two activity visits. The 2016 Annual Pass is $16.67 plus applicable taxes. This pass entitles you to participate in activities at Glen Pine Pavilion and Dogwood Pavilion. The pass is complimentary for those over 90. All Dogwood and Glen Pine pass holders receive a card with their photograph. Please wear your lanyard and take a minute to swipe your card every time you visit Glen Pine. Pavilion Annual Pass holders can provide medical information and emergency contact numbers to the front desk to be kept on file and confidential.

Oh, no! It was cancelled? Sometimes excellent courses are cancelled due to low registration. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Get Connected, Get Active

Financial Assistance for Recreation Coquitlam residents with low income may be eligible for financial assistance to access basic recreation programs. Find out if you are eligible by contacting Community Services at 604927-6076, email or visit

Refund Policy We reserve the right to cancel programs. Withdraw 5 days or more before the start of a program for full refund (unless otherwise noted). Service fees apply when less than 5 days notice given. No refunds on 3rd day of class or later. NOTE: Cash refunds over $60.00 will be issued by cheque from the City of Coquitlam which may take up to two weeks.

Scent Free Buildings For everyone's comfort, this is a friendly reminder to please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, and other scented products while attending the pavilions.

Battery & Cell Phone Recycling Not sure what to do with your old batteries? Dogwood Pavilion is now an official recycling location for consumer batteries and cellphones. For more information on which batteries we can accept, see the drop box on the hostess desk as you enter the building.

Planned Giving The Glen Pine 50 Plus Society and the Dogwood Pavilion Seniors Society welcome any contribution in memory of a Glen Pine or Dogwood friend. When updating your will, consider giving to either the Dogwood Pavilion Seniors Society or the Glen Pine 50 Plus Society. Donations support activities at both locations. For more information, please contact Dogwood Treasurer Barry Lang at 604-936-8436 or leave a message for the Glen Pine Treasurer at the Front Desk 604-927-6940. Official tax receipts are issued for donations and letters of acknowledgement are sent.

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Living in Harmony By Dora Jellema


show "Call Mr Robeson" will be at Evergreen Theatre in February and I remember hearing the rich bass voice of Paul Robeson on BBC radio long ago. Evidently the African-born actor, Toyo Aluko was told his voice is reminiscent of Paul Robeson, inspiring him to develop this solo account of Robeson's remarkable life.

where he could make an impact against American racism. His memorable voice and acting brought him fame in Othello and Show Boat in which he changed a line of his signature song "Ol' Man River". The mild "tired of living and feared of dying" became "I'll keep on fighting until I'm dying" He was the forerunner of the Civil Rights movement, a brave supporter of struggling labour unions, and donated generously to Jews who fled Nazi Germany before WWII.

Paul Robeson was an Afro-American from New Jersey, born in 1898 to an escaped slave father who became a university graduate and church minister. His black congregation sang spirituals that made his son Paul so famous. Besides song and drama at school, "Big Paul" was an intelligent, athletic student, awarded an academic scholarship to Rutgers University where he was the only black student. He went on to graduate Columbia Law School, but only entered law practice briefly, due to racism in his own office.

In his world travels, settled in London, he found European racism more tolerable, and no more so than in Russia where he felt more human than black. He even sent his son to boarding school there to enjoy the freedom of a 'colour blind' society. Thus on his return to USA he was under suspicion of communist sympathies during the Cold War. His passport was revoked and his career came almost to an abrupt end. He declared "an artist must elect to fight for freedom or slavery, and I have made my choice". Unable to cross the border into BC for a concert in 1952, he sang at the Peace Arch border crossing from a flat bed truck to an audience of 40,000 in the park. It bore significance where Peace Arch is engraved with the words "Brethren dwelling together in unity"

His imposing stature and athleticism gave him natural success in college football, despite rough and racist treatment from his white peers. He went on to play in the NFL until theatre became his niche. The stage was

Volunteers & Services Lend a Helping Hand The following is a list of groups seeking volunteers. If you have another passion you would like to share with Dogwood or Glen Pine, please feel free to contact: Jennifer Couture: 604-927-6094 Darcy Harrison: 604-927-6943 Volunteer opportunities are available online at Click on Parks, Recreation & Culture Volunteering then select Dogwood Pavilion or Glen Pine Pavilion from the list.

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Computer Instructors If you are familiar with Windows 10, like helping people, and are patient with beginners, please join the team of computer instructors! If interested, please check at the front desk and someone will put you in touch with the computer group.

Volunteer Interviews All volunteers at both pavilions must attend an interview session run by Coquitlam Volunteer Services. Make your appointment at the front desk, or call 604-927-4386 to register for an interview. All city volunteers must agree to a police screening check and provide two references.

Pavilion Food Service Volunteers Volunteers are needed for all areas of food services at both Dogwood and Glen Pine Pavilion. We are looking for people who are comfortable handling food and cash to run the Tea Garden/ Bistro and work in the Lemon Tree and/or Boulevard Café. We are also looking for people comfortable using a commercial dishwasher. Training will be provided. If you are interested please contact: Jill Skabar: 604-927-6085 Darcy Harrison: 604-927-6743

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Volunteers & Services Blood Pressure Clinics

Pavilion Libraries

Have your blood pressure checked by a volunteer retired nurse.   1st and 3rd Tuesdays  12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Both libraries accept newer book titles and magazines in good condition. Please no hard cover books. Feel free to borrow the books and magazines and remember to return them to our library after you have enjoyed them.

  2nd and 4th Tuesdays  12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Gift Shop

Librarian: Barbara Muskeyn    Marge Kroeker Librarian: Aileen Sams

  Monday – Friday  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Open during regular facility hours

Glass/Crystal Chip Repair Lapidary volunteers perform this service on chipped crystal, wine glasses, etc. See the front desk about this service. A nominal fee is charged.

Sunshine Lady

Host & Hostess Group

Glen Pine 50 Plus Website

Hostesses/Hosts provide a friendly welcome to everyone who visits Dogwood and Glen Pine. You will also find them assisting at all our Special Events and New Faces Orientations. For more information, please call: Susan Williamson: 604-461-3527

The Sunshine Lady expresses concern when a member is ill or bereaved. Let Anne know if a member at Glen Pine is in need of a card by notifying the front desk at Glen Pine 604-927-6940.

Dogwood 50 Plus Website Dogwood Pavilion Senior's Society has launched its own website, intended as a source for interesting information about Dogwood activities. Do you have any interesting tidbits of news or photos to add or do you want your activity advertised? Simply email your information to Glen Pine Pavilion Senior's Society has launched its own website. This website is intended to provide information at your finger tips on activities and events at Glen Pine. We welcome your suggestions or recommendations to better serve your needs. Just email your information to

Lynda Wray: 604-475-3421

Looking for information on Pavilion Groups, Clubs & Support Services? Our pavilions host over 80 groups and clubs covering a wide range of activities. All groups are led by volunteers. Contact and meeting infomation is included in the directory. Pick up a copy of the Groups, Clubs & Support Services Directory at the front desk of your local pavilion or find the most up to date information online at Here is just a sample of the many groups and clubs you can get involved with! Dogwood 1655 Winslow Ave. 604-927-6098

Glen Pine 1200 Glen Pine Crt. 604-927-6940

Fall 2016

Groups, Clubs &s Support Service




Rose Society




RV Club

Board Games






Lawn Bowling


Book Group Cantonese Opera Singing




Dragon Boating


Table Tennis




Floor Hockey







Roller/Ice Skating


Card Games Carpet Bowling ood ine



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Bus Trips

Bus Trip Advice Arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Pay attention to when and where the bus will pick you up for the trip home. The bus will not wait for any late-comers. Trip leaders will make every effort to locate you but the bus will leave as scheduled. If you are not returning with the bus, please sign off with the trip leader. Return times are approximate. Please make travel arrangements for returning home with this in mind. Dress appropriately for the weather and trip. We do not assign seats. Trip leaders will assist those with mobility concerns. When you register, inform the front desk if you need to bring a wheelchair or a walker. We require a minimum two week notification to arrange wheelchair transportation. We do our best to make the trip accessible and accommodate participation. For trips to the USA, bring your valid travel documentation (passport, enhanced drivers licence). It is your responsibility to buy extra medical insurance. Be aware that laws prohibit some merchandise from being brought back across the border. BC Ferries offers a discount to seniors over 65. If you are under 65, you must pay the full ferry fare. On Dine Out! trips, the main focus is the restaurant. Opting out of the meal for the secondary trip feature is NOT permissible. Substitutions made on your own are not permitted. If you are unable to make the trip, please notify the front desk to confirm alternate arrangements.

Please take note of Glen Pine Extended Parking requirements. You may obtain a parking pass in advance of your trip or if you leave your License Plate # at time of registration, a parking pass will be made up in advance as long as the trip leaves during regular front desk hours. NOTE: Bus trip pick up spots are at Dogwood and Glen Pine (Spirit Square on Burlington Drive across from City Hall, meet in the Hub when Glen Pine is open). These are the only designated stops or pick ups. Depending on the destination, the bus will pick up at Dogwood or Glen Pine first. Prices include school bus transportation unless otherwise stated. REFUND POLICY: Full refund shall be issued if the request is made 5 days in advance of the bus trip. No refund under 5 days. As many trips are prepaid, we need ample time to find a replacement for last minute cancellations. If a bus trip is full, place your name on the wait list. There is a strong possibility that another bus can be booked or another day planned. For theatre performances, we try our best to have you sit with whom you wish but there is no guarantee. If you need seating assistance, please speak to your designated trip leaders before boarding the bus. They can be identified by their name tags. Visit to subscribe to the Bus Trips List Serv, with updates on new trips and related information.

Jan 5

Tea & Trumpets: Fireworks "Rollicking, celebratory music with a bang—Bernstein's Candide, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, and Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks play starring roles. Tea and cookies are served in the lobby of the Orpheum Theatre one hour before the concert. Leave Dogwood at 12:30 p.m. Estimated return at 4:45 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 12:15 p.m. Estimated return at 5 p.m.

584908 Th Jan 5 (Bus Only; own ticket) 584910 Th Jan 5

Feb 16


The Little Mermaid at Michael J. Fox Theatre

Tea & Trumpets: Making Overtures


Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs. A great show to bring the grandchildren to if looking for an outing together.

A tribute to the Overture. You will hear some of the greatest and most famous overtures of all, including works by Offenbach and Strauss. Tea and cookies are served in the lobby of the Orpheum Theatre one hour before the concert.

Jan 18

Visit to Hindu Cultural Society Visit the Vedic Hindu Temple in Surrey for a tour, and learn about Hinduism from the members. Sample a traditional Hindu vegetarian meal. A $5.00 donation is included. Leave Dogwood at 9:15.m. Estimated return at 2:30 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 9:30 a.m. Estimated return at 2:15 p.m.

585631 W Jan 18

Feb 12


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Leave Dogwood at 1 p.m. Estimated return at 5:15 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 12:45 p.m. Estimated return at 5:30 p.m.

585105 Su Feb 12

Leave Dogwood at 12:30 p.m. Estimated return at 4:45 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 12:15 p.m. Estimated return at 5 p.m.

584911 Th Feb 16 (Bus Only; own ticket) 584912 Th Feb 16

$38.00 $8.00


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Bus Trips

Mar 16

Mar 29

Tea & Trumpets: The City of Light

Pike Place Market Tour & Amtrak (USA)

A celebration of great French classics, focused on the city of Paris and the music of Saint-Saëns, Delibes, and Debussy. Tea and cookies are served in the lobby of the Orpheum Theatre one hourbefore the concert.

Enjoy Tour & Travel Trip

Leave Dogwood at 12:30 p.m. Estimated return at 4:45 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 12:15 p.m. Estimated return at 5 p.m.

584918 Th Mar 16 (Bus Only; own ticket) 584919 Th Mar 16

$38.00 $8.00

Mar 18

Mambo Kings at The Orpheum Renowned Pops conductor and arranger Jeff Tyzik teams up with the Mambo Kings for a sizzling night of Latin-inspired hits. Seamlessly blending symphonic music with Latin jazz and Salsa, the Mambo Kings light up the stage with music by Astor Piazzolla, Ginastera, Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Santana’s Oye Como Va, Dave Brubeck’s Blue Rondo, and their own hot Salsa stylings. Leave Dogwood at 6:45 p.m. Estimated return at 11:15 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 6:30 p.m. Estimated return at 11:30 p.m.

584920 Sa Mar 18 (Bus Only; own ticket) 584921 Sa Mar 18

Take the Amtrak on a 2-hour scenic ride from Bellingham's Fairhaven Station to Seattle for a historical tour of Pike Place Market filled with intriguing tales! At 105 years old, Pike Place Market is the oldest continuously operating market in the United States. The original Starbucks and Sur La Table stores can be found here, as well as the world famous fish throwing Pike Place Fish Boys. This tour will take you inside the main thoroughfares of the Pike Place Market, as well as the lower levels where hidden treasures await. For more entertaining Seattle history, board the bus for complimentary door to door service to Bill Speidel's Underground Tour (optional, additional $16 USD) or take downtown Seattle free time for Pine Street shopping. Valid passport, Nexus pass, enhanced drivers license, or enhanced BCID required. Meals on your own. Leave Dogwood at 6:15 a.m. Estimated return at 6:45 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 6 a.m. Estimated return at 7 p.m.

584922 W Mar 29



Dine Out! Trattoria Restaurant & Vancouver Museum Enjoy a tasty lunch at Kitsilano's Trattoria Italian Kitchen. Lunch is on your own $15.00 – $25.00. After lunch, visit the Vancouver Museum for a photo exhibit highlighting Vancouver in the 70's, showcasing 400+ images donated by the Vancouver Sun." Leave Dogwood at 11 a.m. Estimated return at 5:15 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 10:45 a.m. Estimated return at 5:30 p.m.

585623 M Feb 20


Horizons on Burnaby Mountain A picturesque evening of fine dining at the lovely Horizons Restaurant— great food and magnificent view from the top of Burnaby Mountain. Treat yourself to a menu selection of your choice. Somewhat pricey but you are paying for the good food, ambience, and location. Entrees vary from $30.00+. Leave Dogwood at 4:30 p.m. Estimated return at 7:45 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 4:15 p.m. Estimated return at 8 p.m.

585106 Tu Mar 21



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Special Events – Listed in date order Note: Full refund shall be issued if the request is made 5 days in advance of the event.

Special Events Note: A full refund for special events shall be issued if the request is made 5 days in advance of the event. Tables are assigned at registration. Listening devices for the hearing impaired are available at Glen Pine for use during special events/live performances. Number of devices are limited so speak to staff about booking one to use during the event.

Jan 9

New Faces Orientation Learn about Dogwood Pavilion's annual pass benefits. Dogwood is a community centre for adults and seniors who wish to be more active, meet friends and enjoy good times participating in leisure activities. Includes a facility tour and refreshments. Please pre-register. 579574 M Jan 9 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. FREE

St. Patrick’s Day Theme Lesson & Social 581563 F Mar 17 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. $25.00 Lesson 581561 F Mar 17 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $20.00 Lesson 581564 F Mar 17 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. $20.00

Feb 8

Chinese New Year Luncheon

Valentine’s Day Lunch

Come and have a themed lunch to celebrate Chinese New Year of the Rooster. Entertainment by the Gentle Palm Dancers. 580304 W Feb 8 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. $17.00

Smartphone and Tablet Support Session Do you have a smart phone or tablet? Wondering how to make it work? Volunteers from the Poirier Youth Program Committee will be on hand to help you figure out your device. Please bring your device with you, pre-register to help with planning purposes. 583304 Th Feb 16 4 – 5 p.m. FREE

Dogwood Presents: Robbie Burns Luncheon This Scottish luncheon features roast beef, traditional Scottish haggis and neeps, Scottish pipers, and traditional entertainment. A unique event not to be missed. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. F Jan 20 12 – 2:30 p.m. $17.00

Feb 24

Pub Night: Langley Ukulele Ensemble Feb 11

Friday Night Out Lesson & Social

Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance!

Start with a lesson followed by practise time in a social setting for dancers who have taken lessons or have experience with Ballroom and Latin dance. Option to just take a lesson then leave OR just come in for the social time. Glen Pine has a great dance floor with easy parking on Friday nights at the new Burlington Drive parking lot. Refreshments and drinks available for sale at the Bistro Bar. Robbie Burns Theme Lesson & Social 581565 F Jan 20 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. $25.00 Lesson 581566 F Jan 20 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. $20.00 Social 581562 F Jan 20 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. $20.00

Candace and Aidan Zanini host an evening of Valentine's Day themed music and dance in the Great Room. Couples and singles are welcomed. Ballroom, line-dancing, anyway you want to move. Bar on-site. Table 6: 581567 Sa Feb 11 6:30 – 11 p.m. $35.00 Table 7: 581568 Sa Feb 11 6:30 – 11 p.m. $35.00 Table 8: 581569 Sa Feb 11 6:30 – 11 p.m. $35.00 Table 9: 581570 Sa Feb 11 6:30 – 11 p.m. $35.00 Open Seating: 581571 Sa Feb 11 6:30 – 11 p.m. $35.00

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Join us for a Valentine’s Day Lunch with entertainment from Bev West. No preregistration required. Purchase your own meal. Tu Feb 14 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Feb 16

Jan 20

Jan 20 & Mar 17

Feb 14

Join us for another fun filled evening with the Langley Ukulele Ensemble. They are a team of young musicians, who have established a reputation for providing outstanding entertaining musical presentations in the community. Doors open at 5:15 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. F Feb 24 5:30 – 9 p.m. $23.20

Mar 1

Glen Pine Annual General Meeting Come out to the Glen Pine 50plus Society's Annual General Meeting. This is a chance to find out how your society operates and have a chance to vote for the members on the Glen Pine Advisory Board. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance for the meeting and the refreshments that will be served. 581529 W Mar 1 1:30 – 3 p.m. FREE

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Special Events Mar 8

Celebrate International Women's Day! In recognition of International Women's Day, come out and join our flash mob dance mix party on the Spirit Square patio. Meet at 12:30 p.m. for a warm-up with Candace and the Latin Move Ladies and then line dance to the upbeat music for a 45 minute class. All participants will get a delicious smoothie in the Lemon Tree Cafe at Glen Pine. 584654 W Mar 8 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. FREE

Mar 8

Dogwood Presents: The Vaudevillians The Vaudevillians will be bringing their annual show to Dogwood for an afternoon of song and dance. Light refreshments will be provided at the end of the 1 hour show. Pre-registration is required. 579570 W Mar 8 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. $8.25

Mar 17

St. Patrick’s Day Lunch Join us for a St. Patrick’s Day Lunch with entertainment from Gwen Gouchee. No pre-registration required. Purchase your own meal. F Mar 17 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Mar 17

Annual Carpet Bowling Tournament The Glen Pine Carpet-Bowling group hosts the 8th Annual Tournament. Catch some action in the Great Room as 8 teams play-off to win the coveted trophy! Spectators are welcome to cheer the teams on for free. Lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments are included for participants. Spares and spectators may purchase at the Lemon Tree Café. 581548 F Mar 17 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $12.38

Mar 24

Pub Night: Kinda Kenny The ultimate tribute to Kenny Rogers. Marty Edwards has toured the US, Canada, Mexico, Asia, Australia, and the UK, and has even been on CNN, Oprah, and Jay Leno! Doors open at 5:15 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m. F Mar 24 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. $28.60

Mar 29

Dogwood Pavilion Seniors Society AGM All Dogwood members are encouraged to attend the Dogwood Pavilion Seniors Society Annual General Meeting. Your membership at Dogwood provides you with voting rights at the meeting, and the ability to nominate individuals to the advisory board. Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be provided. 579572 W Mar 29 1 – 3:30 p.m. FREE

Themed Lunches at the Lemon Tree Café Join us for our special themed lunches served from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Entertainment will be provided at some of the luncheons. Bavarian Winterfest

Heart Month

580308 W Jan 18

580309 W Feb 1

11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. $10.60

Ukrainian New Year 580307 W Jan 11

Mexican Day 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. $10.60

Scot Fest 580306 W Jan 25

Irish Day 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. $10.60

580310 W Feb 22

580305 W Mar 8

11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. $10.60

St. Patricks Day 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. $10.60

580312 F

Mar 17

11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. $10.60

Nutrition Day 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. $10.60

580311 W Mar 1

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11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. $10.60

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Special Events

Special Events – Listed in date order Note: Full refund shall be issued if the request is made 5 days in advance of the event.

Movies Come watch a movie with your friends—classics, first runs, dramas, musicals and comedies. Doors open 30 minutes before movie begins. Movie listing at the front desk will show dates and times. Movie selection subject to change.



Dogwood Pavilion Wednesdays at 1 – 3 p.m. Glen Pine Pavilion Fridays at 1 – 3 p.m. ADMISSION: $1.00

Dogwood Pavilion Open House JAN. 9 – 13, 2017 January is the start of a new year, and for many the start of new activities. Drop by Dogwood Pavilion during our open house week to discover what the City of Coquitlam has to offer for adults 50 and older. Take a fitness class, discover our fully equipped woodworking and lapidary workshops, snooker room, and computer lab. Groups and clubs you can join will have displays featuring their activities and you can finish your visit with a snack or meal in our café. With a combination of City programs and over 90 groups and clubs, the possibilities are endless. See you there! 10  50 Plus News

Food Services


Telephone: 604-927-6085  |  Email:

HOURS OF OPERATION Boulevard Café Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tea Garden Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Serving beverages & snacks

• Last day for hot meals in 2016 is December 13 Soup and sandwiches will be available on December 14 • Kitchen will be closed December 15 to January 2 • Muffins and beverages available in the Tea Garden from December 1 to December 16 • Hot meals resume January 5

Find the Boulevard Café menu online at

Lemon Tree Café


Telephone: 604-927-6946  |  Email:

HOURS OF OPERATION Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Beverages & Snacks: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Light Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday Dinners: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Dinners resume January 10, 2017. Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Upstairs Bistro: Muffins & beverages -- schedule based on volunteer availability You can now enjoy a glass of wine or beer with your good at the Lemon Tree Café. Visit with friends, enjoy a wholesome meal, and relax with a beverage of your choice. Cheers! • Themed Lunches are listed under Special Events -- see page 9 for details • Last day for hot meals in 2016 is December 13, soup and sandwiches will be available • Kitchen will be closed December 15 to January 2 • Hot meals resume January 5 • Self service coffee station located in the HUB -- pay at the front desk

Lemon Tree Café menu online at

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Talks & Workshops Please pre-register for any talk or workshop, even if it is free. If you plan to attend this will guarantee you a seat. We welcome drop-ins but cannot promise you will be admitted.

Jan 9

Older Adult Home

Ayurveda Lifestyle Series

Safety Learn how to keep yourself and your home safe as you age. Identify warning signs that you are struggling and recognize the potential hazards in your home. Discover simple ways to make life easier for yourself and considerations for older adults with special needs. Presented by Robin Elliot. 584801 M Jan 9 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

Jan 12

Getting Your Ducks in a Row Jan 6 & Jan 9

Personal Trainer Information Session If you want to get more out of your workout or develop a workout and reach your fitness goals, you might want to consider a personal trainer. The City of Coquitlam has personal trainers who can teach you new exercises and keep you motivated while working out effectively and efficiently. At this presentation a personal trainer will talk about what the city's personal trainers do, where the training is offered, and how to get started. They will discuss the various training packages and answer any questions you might have. This is an opportunity to find out how you can develop an individual fitness program, specifically tailored to suit your needs, schedule, abilities, and goals. 584917 F

Jan 6

10 – 11 a.m.


585056 M

Jan 9

10 – 11 a.m.


Jan 6

Social Connectedness Start of the new year by accepting that loneliness and isolation are unhealthy. This workshop examines the social determinants of health and well-being. It helps participants to determine the level of social connectedness they need and how to achieve it. Presented by COSCO Seniors' Health & Wellness Institute. 585655 F Jan 6 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

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Jan 10, Feb 7 & Mar 28 Ayurveda is a medical science discipline dating back more than 5000 years, with roots in India. These series of classes will cover the various aspects of your lifestyle with a great emphasis on food in order to attain good health and build immunity. Healing benefits of traditional spices and herbs will be shared. Each workshop can be attended individually or as a series. 582158 Tu Jan 10 7 – 8 p.m. $10.00 582161 Tu Feb 7 7 – 8 p.m. $10.00 582162 Tu Mar 28 7 – 8 p.m. $10.00

Jan 11 & Jan 25

Having a will does not mean your estate is prepared. This workshop, presented by Canada Purple Shield, covers important topics for you, your family, and your executor. Review probate, powers of attorney, executor tips, cremation or burial preplanning, representation agreements, and living wills. 585854 Th Jan 12 1 – 2:30 p.m. FREE

Revolutionary Approach to Stress Stress affects every part of our being. Mindfulness is the perfect antidote as it integrates a mind, body, and heart approach to wellness. Learn essential strategies for managing stress and building greater resilience for years to come. Facilitated by Fay Wong 580024 W Jan 11 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $25.00 580023 W Jan 25 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $25.00

Yo u r p ic tu re h ere!

Jan 12 & Feb 27

Project Lifesaver

Jan 10 & Jan 12

ONE PASS Fitness Information Session ONE PASS, Countless Options The ONE PASS allows you to get fit when you feel like it. You can purchase a monthly or a yearly membership and do as much as you can fit in to your schedule. Discover how you can gain access to all of the City of Coquitlam recreation facilities and drop-in fitness programs. Discover which facilities you can use, what they offer, how the pass works, the cost, and how to get it. It has never been easier to get active. Life happens—your fitness pass should be as flexible as you are. 584915 Tu Jan 10 585057 Th Jan 12

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Learn about Project Lifesaver, a program that helps provide rapid response to save lives and help reduce the potential for serious injury to adults and children who wander due to: Alzheimer's diesease and other dementias, brain injury, related disorders. Project Lifesaver is a small transmitter that is worn on the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. It reduces search time for Search & Rescue teams, and works in most Lower Mainland communities. 583604 M

Feb 27

585104 Th Jan 12

1 – 3 p.m.


10 – 11:30 a.m.


FREE FREE Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Talks & Workshops Jan 17

Hiking in the Rockies

Jan 13

Understanding Hearing Loss Did you know 1 out of 3 people over 65 have hearing loss, but only 30% do something about it? Hearing loss may be so gradual that you don't even notice it—you may feel people are not speaking clearly or loudly enough. Come to learn more and get your hearing checked. Presentation 584804 F Jan 13 10 – 11 a.m. FREE Testing 584805 F Jan 13 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE

Jan 16 & Feb 16

Evergreen Line Has Arrived We've all been waiting and it's finally here—the SkyTrain now connects the Tri-Cities to Vancouver! Chris Chan from TransLink TravelSmart, will be here to talk about the new service and how it links up with the existing SkyTrain system. Learn about the changes, and how to access the new service. Chris will also cover TransLink's online trip-planning tools to help you plan your travels. 584556 M

Jan 16

1 – 2:30 p.m.


584854 Th Feb 16

1 – 2:30 p.m.


Jan 16

Basic Principles of Canadian Criminal Law: Jury Selections Curious about jury selections? This interactive presentation will cover two case studies to explore how and why lawyers choose or reject certain people for jury duty. Time for questions. Presented by retired Administrative Law Judge, Sacha Korman. 585166 M Jan 16 1 – 2:30 p.m. FREE

This slide show will feature photos taken during 6 days of hiking in the areas around Lake Louise and adjacent to the Icefields Parkway in Alberta. The show is set to music, so minimal discussion during the show, but plenty of time for questions afterwards. Presenter: Terry McCullough 583971 Tu Jan 17 1:15 – 3:15 p.m. FREE

Jan 18

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation A beginner class for those new to mindfulness meditation or wishing to refresh their practice. A great place for those who have difficulty calming the mind or are simply curious about mindfulness and meditation. 579856 W Jan 18 7 – 9 p.m. $10.00

Jan 19 Jan 17

Garden Club: Egan Davis Gardening in Sweden Egan Davis, Horticultural Training Coordinator at UBC Botanical Garden, will share interesting gardening stories about his trip to Sweden last year. While in Sweden he worked at Gothenburg Botanic Garden and Peter Korn’s Garden. Everyone is welcome. Meet in the Centennial Room. For more information call Margaret Manery 604-931-3433. Tu Jan 17 7 p.m. FREE

Dogwood Travel Club Presentation Presentation by Pitmar Tours. Pitmar offers an exciting travel calendar and also provides home pickup and drop off. All are welcome. NO pre-registration required. Limited seating available, no standing room. Th Jan 19 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE

Jan 17

Concerned About Alzheimer's or Dementia? Learn some profoundly simple ways to address the conditions of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. A look at a proactive lifestyle and reactive treatment – examining where in the brain prolonged inflammation has resulted in degeneration leading to these conditions and how and why the degeneration occurred in the first place. A look at what factors around these conditions that are completely within control and some simple but much overlooked steps to put the body back into an optimal state for proper function and good health. Presented by Jon Ley, chartered herbalist, certified detoxification specialist, and life coach. 584811 Tu Jan 17 7 – 8:30 p.m. FREE

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Jan 19

If You Cannot Predict, Then Prepare! Today's markets are volatile, but we have experienced times like this before. This seminar helps explain market cycles, helping to ensure investors are prepared for any future downturn. Presented by James Leung from Edward Jones. 580052 Th Jan 19 2 – 3 p.m. FREE

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Talks & Workshops Jan 19 & Jan 23

Financial Literacy Presentations: Tax Efficient Retirement Vehicles Learn what's best for your retirement situation—RRSP's, TFSA's or maybe both! Explore how to minimize tax impacts on your future, as an employee or a self-employed person. Presented by Geraldine Zaharko & Joanne Yao, Primerica Financial Services. 584860 Th Jan 19 7 – 8:30 p.m. FREE 584859 M Jan 23 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

Jan 20

Jan 24 & Mar 21

Hiking Adventures: Slideshows

Government Benefits for Seniors

Join Terry McCullough for interesting hiking presentations with visually captivating photographs and exciting tales of his adventurous experiences. Slide shows are set to music, so minimal discussion during the shows, but plenty of time for questions afterwards.

This 90-minute workshop, facilitated by Nighat Afsar, BCCEAS' Legal Advocate, provides an informative overview to numerous federal and provincial government benefits for seniors, including Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Fair Pharmacare, BC Senior Supplement, and SAFER. Presented by the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BCCEAS) to educate and empower. 585167 W Jan 25 9:30 – 11 a.m. FREE

Hiking & Backpacking in the Rockies 584906 Tu Jan 24 1:30 – 3 p.m. FREE Day Hikes Around Mount Baker 584907 Tu Mar 21 1:30 – 3 p.m.

All about COPD & Asthma Do you have coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, or shortness of breath? These are hallmark symptoms of asthma. Do you get short of breath doing usual activities, have frequent or lingering colds and/or phlegm? These are classic risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). Learn more about Asthma and COPD in an interactive walk through the Canadian Thoracic Society Guidelines. For those who have inhalers, please bring them. Presented by Eric Cheng, HBSc, RRT, FCSRT. 585107 F Jan 20 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

Jan 25


Jan 25

Jan 27 & Mar 2

Kidney Health

CALM Workshop for Seniors Learn how chemicals in the environment can affect your health and safety, including household chemicals, air quality, gardening tips, safe food handing, and safety with consumer products. Presented by Health Canada. 583587 W Jan 25 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

Learn about kidney health, kidney disease, and organ donation. There will be opportunity after the presentation for questions and there will be an information table with take-away brochures. Presented by the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC and Yukon Branch. 583704 F

Jan 27

1 – 3 p.m.


585704 Th Mar 2

1 – 3 p.m.


Feb 8 & Feb 22

Right-Sizing Your Home Thinking of 'Right-Sizing'? Attend Part 1, Part 2, or both sessions to help prepare yourself for the change. Presented by Krista Petersen and Tracey Clermont from KORE Realty Central; senior's real estate, investors, homeowners, and condo specialists. Part A Time to 'Rightsize' your home but not sure where to start, what to do with your stuff, or where to move to? Learn where to get help, how to streamline your belongings, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Designed for people in the early phases of planning (one or more years away from moving). Guest speakers include financial planner, Laura Wittal from Royal Bank of Canada and Downsizing Specialist, Kathleen Boland from Everything Organized. 584820 W Feb 8 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE Part B Have you been planning to Rightsize your home and are now ready to take the next step? Designed for those 6 – 12 months away from moving and covers essential topics such as: getting the most for your home; renovating vs staging; how to choose a realtor; mistakes to avoid; and an inside look at popular condo options for seniors in the Tri-Cites. Guest speaker: Verna Hutchinson from Stage Presence Home Staging. 584821 W Feb 22 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

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Talks & Workshops Jan 27 & Mar 3

Falls Prevention Mobile Clinic A multi-disciplinary approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. Participants will have the opportunity to sit one-on-one with various health professionals for 20-minute sessions, including a pharmacist, nurse, kinesiologist, and physiotherapist. Various aspects of the participant's fall risk status will be assessed and interventions will be discussed. To register call 604-587-7866. F Jan 27 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. FREE F Mar 3 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. FREE

Jan 27, Feb 21 & Mar 20

HEROS Personal, Family, & Community Preparedness Learn about typical earthquake damage and hazards, and how to protect yourself inside and outside of your home. Details regarding emergency supplies, family communication, and community preparedness will be discussed. A door prize will be given out during this course.

Feb 1

Seminar: Blood Pressure & Heart Health

Feb 15

Skin Conditions

Learn about blood pressure (BP) and heart health. Discover what BP numbers mean, and the health consequences of high blood pressure, which left untreated can damage and weaken arteries. Find out what you can do to manage your blood pressure and to stay healthy. Presented by Jeff Kim, Pharmacist from Save-on-Foods, Austin Station. 584555 W Feb 1 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

Feb 2

Senior Sexuality This workshop explores the myths surrounding senior sexuality and provides factual information about the maintenance of intimate relationships as we age. Information about health concerns is included. Presented by Council of Senior Citizens Organization of BC, Senior's Health and Wellness Institute. Delivered by a trained senior volunteer. 583968 Th Feb 2 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

Four major skin problems are discussed: cancer, shingles, nails fungus, and pressure sores. Pictures illustrate potential warning signs. The importance of early diagnosis is emphasized. Presented by COSCO Seniors' Health and Wellness Institute. 585657 W Feb 15 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

Feb 16

Identify Theft & Fraud Prevention Learn how thieves steal and use your personal information, tips to keep your financial and personal information safe, and what to do if you are the victim of fraud or identity theft. Presented by Vancity, North Road Community Branch. 583705 Th Feb 16 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE

Feb 8 585705 F Jan 27 585654 Tu Feb 21 585656 M

Mar 20

10 – 11:30 a.m. 6:45 – 8:45 p.m. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Jan 31

Financial Strategies for Disabled Loved Ones More and more Canadians are either with some form of disability or are caring for someone with disability. If you support a disabled loved one, do you ask yourself these questions: • Where do I begin to save for the future? • Will anything I do impact my loved one's social assistance benefits? • Are there tax benefits or government programs available? • If something happens to me, how can I ensure my loved one is cared for? Presented by Mary Ong, Investors Group 584826 Tu Jan 31 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. FREE

Navigating the Health Care System Review the many available medical services and what you can expect from them. Effective communication between the patient and the health care provider is emphasized. Presented by Council Of Senior Citizens Organization of BC, Senior's Health and Wellness Institute. Delivered by a trained senior volunteer. 583969 W Feb 8 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

Feb 9

Reducing Pain & Inflammation Without Medication or Surgery Learn about alternative ways to reduce pain and inflammation without medication or surgery route, and avoid the side effects. Develop a clearer understanding of how the body works and discover some natural ways to manage inflammation, degeneration, and pain in your body. Presented by Jon Ley, chartered ferbalist, certified detoxification specialist, and life coach. 584807 Th Feb 9 7 – 9 p.m. FREE

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Feb 21

Garden Club: Pruning Guest speaker will talk on the basics of pruning. At print speaker still to be confirmed. Meet in the Centennial Room. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Margaret Manery 604-931-3433. Tu Feb 21 7 p.m. FREE

Feb 21 & Feb 27

Financial Literacy Presentations: Protecting Your Income & Assets Understand general concepts of various insurances such as group, mortgage, whole life, universal life, and term insurance. Finding the right one for you. Presented by Geraldine Zaharko & Joanne Yao, Primerica Financial Services. 584861 Tu Feb 21 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. FREE 584862 M Feb 27 7 – 8:30 p.m. FREE

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Talks & Workshops Feb 22

Mar 7

Mar 15

Nautical Treasure from the 16th & 17th Century

Technology & Aging in Place

AED Demonstration Workshop

A fascinating presentation on the treasure recovered from the ships of the 16th and 17th century. See photos of lost treasures of gold, silver, and other rare commodities that Navy and merchant fleets traded in as well as the stories accompanying each piece. Time permitting, learn the tales behind famous ships of the era. Presented by David LaCroix from Westcoast Treasure & Artifacts. 583706 W Feb 22 1 – 3 p.m. $10.00

Learn how technology can help manage the demands of daily living, connect with family and friends, and access assistance when needed. Presented by Council Of Senior Citizens Organization of BC, Seniors' Health and Wellness Institute. Delivered by a trained senior volunteer.

Feb 28

Mar 13

Information on Estate Planning Learn how to create a dedicated road map to ensure your wishes are carried out as planned; maximize your estate value and minimize final tax; put you in charge and not the government. Presented by Mary Ong, Investors Group. 584827 Tu Feb 28 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. FREE

Mar 1

Seminar: Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Better Sleep Awareness Workshop

583970 Tu Mar 7

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


An automated external defibrillator (AED) has been installed in the pavilions to be used by the public. It automatically diagnoses life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias. We will demonstrate how to use the device, so you can be prepared in an emergency. Demonstration only, no opportunity to practice using the device. 584799 W Mar 15 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE

585658 Th Mar 30

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Mar 16

Better Backs & Balance Have you ever wondered if there are things you could do to help your back? Are there things to do (or stop doing) to reduce stress and pain? How do your hips and knees affect your back? For the answers, Join Paul Conzatti, registered physiotherapist from Excel Physiotherapy. Paul will also talk about overall cardiovascular health and osteoporosis. 584864 M Mar 13 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE

Mar 14

Power of Attorney, Joint Bank Accounts, Representation

Do you... Snore at night? Wake up tired? Have hypertension? Gasp in the night? Wake up through the night? These are classic risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Learn more about OSA in an interactive walk through the Canadian Thoracic Society Guidelines. Presented by Eric Cheng, HBSc, RRT, FCSRT. 585108 W Mar 1 7 – 8:30 p.m. FREE

This workshop focuses on the importance of advance planning, forms of financial abuse through joint bank accounts and powers of attorney, and strategies to deal with financial abuse. Presented by the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BCCEAS) to educate and empower. 585168 Tu Mar 14 1:30 – 3 p.m. FREE

Mar 2

Mar 14 & Mar 31

Online Registration Workshop If you want to register for programs at the pavilion from the comfort of your home, this workshop will show how to do it. The instructor will demonstrate and walk you through the process step by step. You will leave with an instruction handout so you can do it on your own. There will be the opportunity to ask questions. Be ready to register for the next session. 583482 Th Mar 2 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

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Financial Literacy Presentations: RDSP What is an Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)? Learn about grants and bonds, availability, qualifications, and how to apply without using your own money. Must be set before age 49 to get any grants and bonds. Still hugely beneficial without grants of bonds. Presented by Geraldine Zaharko & Joanne Yao, Primerica Financial Services. 584863 Tu Mar 14 7 – 8:30 p.m. FREE 584856 F Mar 31 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

Dogwood Travel Club Presentation Presentation by Ageless Adventures – Mandate Tours. More new and exciting long and short stay destinations are planned for 2017. All are welcome. No pre-registration required. Limited seating, no standing. Th Mar 16 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE

Mar 21

Garden Club: Shrubs & Tree Peonies Malcolm Ho-You is our garden club member from Ladysmith whose garden our club visited last spring. Malcolm will be coming to our meeting to tell us about growing and caring for various species of both shrub and tree peonies. Meet in the Centennial Room. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Margaret Manery 604-931-3433. Tu Mar 21 7 p.m. FREE

Mar 23

A Journey To The Stars On a photographic journey, travel through the solar system visiting all the planets, and beyond to the nearest star. Head across our galaxy, the Milky Way, to Andromeda and the far reaches of the universe. Presenter: Dudley Booth. 584824 Th Mar 23 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $6.00

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Talks & Workshops Mar 28

Thinking of Downsizing

Mar 24

Bring Balance to Your Budget Never too late to, this workshop encourages developing a budget, identifying financial goals, understanding the balance between spending, saving, and borrowing, and having a strategy. Presented by Bryan Stark, Edward Jones 581531 F Mar 24 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

Mar 27

Releasing Negative Emotions Related To & Causing Chronic Pain Stress and negative emotions like anger, fear can make you more susceptible to colds and flu. Detect these deeper hidden emotions, and straightforward ways to release them. Using this in conjunction with standard approaches can often bring about profound improvements in health and wellbeing. Presented by Jon Ley, chartered herbalist, certified detoxification specialist, and life coach. 584814 M Mar 27 7 – 8:30 p.m. FREE

Is it time to downsize your home but not sure where to start, what to do with your stuff, or where to go? Learn where to get help and how to streamline your belongings. Put together a financial plan and prepare your home for sale. Review some great housing options for your new lifestyle. Bring your questions. Presented by Krista Petersen and Tracey Clermont from Prudential Sterling Realty and Sameer Lalani and Laura Wittal from Royal Bank of Canada Financial Planning. 584829 Tu Mar 28 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE

Mar 28

Could it Happen to me? Are you gambling with your family's future? Learn about sound financial planning. Representatives from Investors Group will discuss: It’s not what you earn, it’s what you keep; risks of life to the plan; managing your risk; and nest egg formula 584828 Tu Mar 28 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

The Evergreen Line Has Arrived! We've all been waiting and it's finally here—the SkyTrain now connects the Tri-Cities to Vancouver! Chris Chan from TransLink TravelSmart, will be here to talk about the new service and how it links up with the existing SkyTrain system. Learn about the changes, and how to access the new service. Chris will also cover TransLink's online trip-planning tools to help you plan your travels. Register early to save your space.

  584556  M  Jan 16  1 – 2:30 p.m.  FREE   584854  Th  Feb 16  1 – 2:30 p.m.  FREE

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

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These classes require workout clothing and running shoes. Bring a towel and water.

Drop-In Fitness Yo u r p ic tu re h ere!

Use your ONE PASS to drop-in for these and more fitness classes! Schedules available in facilities and online at See a full listing of drop-in programs at

CARDIO/STRENGTH BODY TONING Light cardio, weights, bands, and floor work with great music to keep you motivated.

FITNESS ADVANCED Five components of fitness included: warm-up, aerobics, flexibility, muscle endurance, and cool-down. It's time to pick up the pace!

ZUMBA® Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves create a one-of-a-kind fitness program. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms along with resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body.


Motivating movement to music that includes five components of fitness: warm-up, aerobics, flexibility, muscle endurance and cool-down for those starting an exercise program.

A full body workout ending with yoga. Interval training develops core strength and endurance. Includes the use of balls, bands, and weights.


Using hand weights and bands, tone your body using strength training, mental fitness and balance training techniques.


BEST EVER STRETCH Stretch your body to improve joint mobility flexibility, balance, and breathing techniques to improve your circulatory, nervous, and respiratory systems.




Includes warm-up, cardio, stretching and light weights to keep your body supple, limber and toned.




Designed to increase core strength using specific movements and positions. Some Pilates experience is useful.

PILATES: BEGINNER Designed to increase core strength using specific movements and positions. You'll learn the basics of how to engage your core.

YOGA: DEEP STRETCH YIN Slow paced yoga suitable for everyone. Postures are held for a longer period of time to target the deep connective tissues in the body, increasing flexibility, and range of motion.

An energetic workout incorporating strength, cardio, and core.

A total body-toning and strength workout incorporating hand weights, resistance bands, and exercise balls.



Experience the power, peace, and strength of yoga to harmonize your body, mind, and spirit.




Explore this ancient art form of core conditioning to strengthen, tone, and increase your stamina.

Mobilize, strengthen, and increase your fitness level. You can stand or sit during this exercise class. Developed by the Arthritis Society.




Combination class of line dance, Latin Moves, Bokwa, and more. No partner or experience needed to enjoy the upbeat music and fun atmosphere.

Improve strength, posture, balance, and agility through the use of functional exercises, resistance training, and appropriate stretches.


Promote good health, flexibility, and balance through relaxing, non-stressful movements.

Get into shape dancing to hot Latin beats in a fun dance workout alternative.



For those looking to deepen their yoga practice. The best of both worlds. Stabilize, mobilize, and increase the mind-body connection through a combination of yoga and Pilates.

Where is the schedule?? We want you to always have the most up-to-date and correct information about our fitness class offerings. We've moved the schedule online so it can be updated at a moments notice. Don't want to go online? Just drop into any Coquitlam recreation facility and ask for a copy at the front desk!

Find the fitness schedule online at or pick up a copy at your local pavilion. 18  50 Plus News

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Drop-in Fitness GETTING STARTED . . . Let Us Help! We offer a variety of orientations, starter programs, and training sessions to get you started working out. Find the best program for you, no matter your fitness level or experience.



An orientation of the facility, the equipment and safe use. at Glen Pine (19 yrs +)  $2.00

A start to your workout program. Our staff will show you different exercises and techniques that you can take away to build your own program. at Glen Pine (19 yrs +)  $37.45

PERSONAL TRAINING Train with our certified personal trainers. They will assess your level, learn about your goals, and lead you through a custom training program. Find out more at


Individual Tandem

1 Session $55.00 $78.00

3 Sessions $157.50 $226.00

5 Sessions $250.00 $358.75

10 Sessions $475.00 $680.00

ONE PASS FEES & DROP-IN ADMISSION RATES Valid at all facilities April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017. Single Visit

10 Visit Pass

50 Visit Pass

Adult (19 — 64 yrs)




Senior (65 — 84 yrs)







1 Month Pass

4 Month Pass

12 Month Pass

Adult (19 — 64 yrs)




Senior (65 — 84 yrs)




Super Senior (85 yrs+)




Super Senior (85 yrs+)

Yo u r p ic tu r e h e re!

Countless Options … Life happens—your fitness pass should be as flexible as you are. With your ONE PASS, enjoy universal access to all our facilties and drop-in fitness programs, such as basketball, swimming, and skating. We’re making it easier for you to commit to a fitness plan, and ultimately yourself. To see a full listing of the activities included with your ONE PASS go to Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

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Registered Programs botanicals. Recipes on hair rinses, detanglers, conditioners, dandruff control treatment, and deep conditioners included. All supplies included in course fee.

Share Your Ideas for Programs Lorraine Hauser, Jennifer Couture or Joanne Pickford at Dogwood Pavilion and Carol Morris or Sue Todd at Glen Pine encourage members to let us know what you would like to see offered at your pavilions. If you have a talent, hobby, interest or slides from a trip that you would like to share or you know someone (neighbour, friend, relative) who might be interested in giving a talk or doing a program, we want to hear from you! Drop by our offices or leave the information with the front desk and we will get back to you.

ARTS, CRAFTS & HOBBIES Arts: Colouring Fun Social Colouring isn't just for kids anymore! Colouring has been associated with wellness, relaxation, brain stimulation, and joy. Enjoy some social time to colour with others and share a light refreshment. Bring your own colouring book and colouring supplies if you have them or share our colouring sheets and supplies. Instructor: Fay Wong 580025 580026 580027 580028 580029 580030 580031 580032


Jan 30 Jan 4 Feb 22 Mar 27 Feb 1 Mar 1 Jan 16 Mar 13

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 1 – 3 p.m. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 1 – 3 p.m. 1 – 3 p.m. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Crafts: Natural Skin & Hair Care Create a balancing body lotion, herbal shampoo, citrus hair spray, and a moisture lip balm using herbs, essential oils, organic butters, and

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580047 Tu Feb 28

Drawing: Creative Living

6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $45.00

Crafts: Pure & Simple Soap Making! Make an herbal floral soap and a batch of citrus explosion soap. Explore different ingredients, methods, techniques and learn about troubleshooting, history, and packaging/ decorating your soaps. Recipes for pet soap, laundry soap, and herbal shampoo included. All supplies included in course fee. 580046 Th Feb 2

6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $45.00

Crafts: Sheer Beauty with Minerals Learn to make mineral makeup using alternatives to the toxic chemicals found in mainstream cosmetics. Make a lip gloss (wand applicator), organic lipstick, mineral face powder, and mineral eye shadow. Learn alternatives to toxic chemicals that are in mainstream cosmetics. Receive recipes on liquid foundation and makeup remover. All supplies included in course fee. 580048 W Mar 8

6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $50.00

Drawing: Doodle Joy If you like colouring, you will love Doodle Joy, a meditative art that takes you to the relaxed zone, alleviating stress, worry, and anxiety. Doodling has been proven to sharpen focus and mental retention while improving attitude and outlook on life. No previous art experience required. 580021 W Jan 18 – Feb 8

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Drawing: Beginners

Discover your inner artist in this series of experiential workshops that will literally draw out inherent artistic abilities. Cultivate more beauty and balance in your life as you release limiting thoughts and embrace your natural creativity! Instructor: Fay Wong 580036 M Feb 6 – Mar 6 580044 Th Jan 19 – Feb 9 580045 M Jan 23 – Feb 20

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $36.00 1 – 3 p.m. $36.00 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $36.00

Project Assistance: Knitting/Crochet/Sewing Learn-to-knit, crochet, sew or work on any crafts project of your choice in a group setting combined with laughter and social fun. Bring your own supplies. Jennie will be there to assist you. 50 cents goes directly to support the Glen Pine 50 Plus Society. Please register your attendance. 579234 Tu Jan 3 – Mar 28

9 – 10:30 a.m. $0.50

Painting: Acrylic Landscape Workshop Learn to paint loose, colourful landscapes. You will learn colour mixing, layering and brush techniques for trees, grass, rock, etc. Supplies not included. No experience required 584754 Th Mar 2

7 – 9:15 p.m.


Painting: Chinese Free Style Painting Chinese Free Style painting involves freehand brushwork. It is based on simplicity, by capturing the essence of a scene of nature, using minimal brush strokes to complete a painting. No preliminary sketches are required. A special paintbrush is used to apply the ink and watercolors onto the rice paper creating the final form. Artist/ Instructor Ming Yeung. 584604 W Feb 22 – Mar 29

1 – 3:30 p.m. $69.95

Level 1 introduces form, line, proportion, value, tone, texture, perspective, and composition in an informal setting. Instructor/Artist: Sara Graham. 583365 Tu Jan 10 – Mar 7

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. $80.15 Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Registered Programs

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Painting: Exploring Acrylics

Jewelry Rock Painting

Lapidary Classes at Dogwood Pavilion Lapidary Classes: Introductory

Lapidary is the art of forming stones and minerals into decorative items. Five classes will give you a basic foundation in the cutting and polishing of semiprecious materials. Additional $10 fee payable to instructor at the first class to cover costs of materials. Alternative times may be available; inquire in the lapidary shop. 584165 584166 584164 584167 584168

Tu W W W W

Jan 10 – Feb 7 Jan 11 – Feb 8 Jan 11 – Feb 8 Feb 15 – Mar 15 Feb 15 – Mar 15

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

$26.25 $26.25 $26.25 $26.25 $26.25

Beaded Bezel Make a beaded bezel for your cabochon. Free form or template style. Bring your own rock. Wire and beads are a cost of $5 payable to the instructor. 583976 Tu Feb 28

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.


Introduction to Silversmithing Two introductory silversmithing classes will get you started making either a ring or a bezel. A stone is needed for the bezel class. Additional fee payable to instructor to cover the cost of the silver. Alternative times may be available; inquire in the lapidary shop. Bezel 583972 Tu Feb 21 – Feb 28 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 583974 Tu Mar 21 – Mar 28 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

$15.45 $15.45

Ring 583973 Tu Feb 7 – Feb 14 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 583975 Tu Mar 7 – Mar 14 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

$15.45 $15.45

Paint a picture on one of your stones for a unique piece of jewelry. See samples in the lapidary display case. Instructor will supply paints. Small fee payable to instructor for supplies. 583980 Tu Feb 14

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.


Knitted Wire Create earrings or pendant with a size 0 or smaller knitting needle. Bring your own 26 gauge craft wire (round) and knitting needles. Pattern supplied. 583977 Tu Feb 21

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.


Rock Houses Create miniature rock houses in the lapidary room. See sample in display case. All supplies included. Small supply fee to be paid to instructor. 583983 Tu Mar 21 583984 Tu Mar 28

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

$7.75 $7.75

Sun Catcher Using recycled glass, learn how to make a sun catcher for your window. All supplies included. Small supply fee to be paid to instructor. 583981 Tu Mar 7 583982 Tu Mar 14

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

$7.75 $7.75

Wire Wrapping Basics Learn the art of wire wrapping. The lapidary room hosts an introductory wire wrapping class and subsequent drop-in sessions on Tuesday afternoons. Cost is $7.75 payable to the instructor for the intro class and $2 for each drop-in after. 583979 Tu Feb 7 – May 16 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

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Designed to accommodate individual levels and interests, the emphasis is on colour mixing, transparent versus opaque qualities, and the versatility of acrylic paint. Demonstrations and oneon-one instructions. Instructor: Eileen Harder 583478 M Jan 9 – Mar 20 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $89.00 580799 M Jan 9 – Mar 20 12:30 – 3 p.m. $89.00

Painting: Impressionist Oil Workshop Learn to paint landscapes with thick oil paint. Learn colour mixing, brush work, blending, light, and shadow all in the style of Vangogh. Supplies not included. No experience required. 584755 Th Jan 19

7 – 9:15 p.m.


Painting: Intermediate Acrylics Continue to develop your acrylic painting skills. Landscapes and still life will be the focus. Explore advanced brush techniques and the technique of 'glazing' will be introduced. Instructor: Tammy Pilon 584172 Th Jan 12 – Feb 16 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Painting: Intermediate Acrylics Learn to use the brush, color mixing, color theory, preparing the canvas, composition, the greyscale and capturing the light in a fun low pressure environment. Painting experience is required. 581117 Tu Jan 10 – Mar 14

9 – 11:30 a.m. $89.00

Painting: Oil Beginner Learn about canvas choice and preparation, materials selection, and the laying of burnt umber. Also covers the alla prima (wet-on-wet) technique. All participants will progressively move on to the next level during this course. Instructor: Mark Pytlos. 581477 W Jan 18 – Feb 15

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $52.30

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Registered Programs Painting: Oil Intermediate A progression from the beginner class, requires previous oil painting experience. Continue to progress and perfect your oil painting technique. Instructor: Mark Pytlos. 581479 Tu Jan 17 – Feb 14

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $52.30

Painting: Pen & Watercolour

580848 W Jan 11 – Feb 1 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 583479 W Feb 15 – Mar 8 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$42.60 $42.60

Using vibrant French dyes on habotai silk, experiment with different silk painting techniques such as waterbased resists, dilutents, and salt. This is a process-focused course rather than project-based. There are lots of serendipitous discoveries to be made! Instructor: Kathy King 582164 Th Jan 12 – Mar 16 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $157.15

Explore techniques such as composition and colour. Returning and new members welcome. Special attention will be given to beginners. Supply list can be picked up at Dogwood front desk. Instructor: Hazel Graveness $106.55

Painting: Watercolour Drop-in Only This is a drop in session for past students of Hazel Graveness. Time is for working on projects, no instruction given. Tu Tu Tu

Jan 3 Mar 21 Mar 28

9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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$2.00 $2.00 $2.00

580836 W Jan 11 – Mar 15

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. $38.90

Woodcarving: Fantasy Houses Drop-in

Photography: Digital SLR Intermediate Put into practice skills such as back lighting, fill flash and depth of field in this hands-on, practical course. Completion of the Digital SLR beginner course or a very sound understanding of your digital camera is required for registration. 7 – 8:30 p.m. $45.95

Painting: Workshops with Tammy Pilon In these workshops, you will learn important techniques while creating your masterpiece. Please check individual course descriptions for specific workshop details and location. Please pick up supply list in advance. Instructor: Tammy Pilon. Explore the many interesting effects that you can achieve when combining different water media in this one day workshop. You will work abstractly on watercolour paper to create multiple layers of colour, texture and design. Bring your creativity and playful imagination. 583481 Th

Learn and develop new skills to create a variety of carvings from wood including animals, caricatures, and relief panels. Continuing students are welcome to learn new techniques and work on projects. Supplies can be obtained from the instructor. Instructor: Bob Graves

7 – 8:30 p.m. $45.95

Water Media Workshop

Painting: Watercolour


Learn the basics of digital photography. Designed for people with their first, or new SLR (Single Lens Reflex) digital camera. Topics covered include basic functions, shutter speeds, F-stops, modes, flash, lenses, and exposure. Instructor: Wayne McCartney, Kerrisdale Cameras

582492 Th Feb 16 – Mar 16

Painting: Silk Painting Introduction

Photography: Digital Photography for SLR Cameras

580817 Th Jan 12 – Feb 9

Create a watercolour painting brought together with the use of pen to create a finished product. It's a wonderful technique to use while on vacation to create lasting memories. Ideal for all levels and no drawing experience is necessary. Instructor: Randy Green.

580795 Tu Jan 10 – Mar 14 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Mar 9 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. $42.00

Impressionist Oil Painting Workshop 584755 Th Jan 19 7 – 9:15 p.m. $22.00 Acrylic Landscape Painting Workshop 584754 Th Mar 2 7 – 9:15 p.m. $22.00

Minimal instruction provided. Drop-in for returning students only.


Jan 9 – Mar 20

1 – 3 p.m. $2.00 drop-in

CARDS & GAMES Nintendo Wii Sports Try bowling, boxing, baseball, tennis, golf and more with just the use of a remote control on our Nintendo Wii game system. Our coaches will be onsite to help you.


Jan 9 – Mar 27

1 – 3:30 p.m.


Cards: Bridge: Play of the Hand This course will enhance your skills in playing out the hand. We will discuss strategies in defense including signaling and counting out the hands. Not for beginners. A time commitment is essential as the objective is to build on your bridge skill level each week. Instructor: Judy Macdonald. 582262 Th Jan 12 – Mar 2

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.


Cards: Learn to Play Canasta Canasta is a matching card game in which the object is to create melds of cards of the same rank and then go out by playing or discarding all the cards in your hand. Learn to play or get a refresher. Instructor: JoAnn Thompson. 581495 F 581496 F

Jan 20 – Feb 10 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $10.40 Feb 17 – Mar 10 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $10.40

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Registered Programs

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Introductory Courses

Cards: Learn to Play Poker Learn Texas Hold'em, Double Omaha, Kings and Little Ones, and High Chicago. Beginners welcome, registration is required. Instructor: Pat Burns 580835 Tu Jan 10 – Feb 28

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. $28.50

Cards: Poker Game Basics Learn how to play or refresh your skills this fun, social game of skill, strategy, and luck. Instructor: Simon Lagendijk 581501 Tu Jan 17 – Feb 7 581502 Tu Feb 21 – Mar 14 581503 Tu Mar 21 – Apr 11

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Basic Networking

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Basic Troubleshooting: Windows This course covers the basics on what to do when your computer begins malfunctioning. 584157 W Jan 18

2 – 4 p.m.

Computers: Introduction to Computers

1 – 3 p.m. $13.90

Computers: Drop-in Sessions Have a computer question? Come by the computer room to ask. We will help make understanding computers easy. Glen Pine: Currently the drop-in sessions deal with Windows based systems and iPads only. Dogwood: Bring in your android phone, iPhone, tablet, iPad, laptop, or list of questions about desktops and printers. Together we will solve the mystery. M F

Jan 9 – Mar 27 Jan 6 – Mar 31

1 – 3 p.m. 1 – 3 p.m.

$13.90 $13.90

1 – 3 p.m. 2 – 4 p.m.

$3.10 $3.10

With all of your family spread around the country and world, how do you keep up with all that is happening in their lives? Facebook is a great program that many people are using to keep in touch with friends and family. This course will show you how to sign up, change your privacy settings, find friends, read and post messages as well as upload pictures. Instructor: Vicki Kendall. 584113 W Mar 22

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

583991 F Mar 10 – Mar 17 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. $27.80

This course is a broad overview of the basics of computers and is a must for anyone with no computer experience that includes: Hardware, software, email and the internet and applications. 584000 Th Feb 2 – Feb 23

2 – 4 p.m. $55.60

1 – 3 p.m. $13.90


Create and manage files on your computer by learning to save, retrieve, rename and find. Learn how to organize documents and photos in your personal digital fling system. 582565 M Jan 23 582566 W Mar 8

584111 W Feb 8

584110 W Jan 11


Computer File Management

Windows 10 will be used. This course is a broad overview of the basics of computers and is a must for anyone with no computer experience wishing to advance to the next level. Instructor: Dot Harinen

Confused about how computers work? What is the difference between hardware and software? RAM memory, hard drive and the Cloud - it is all so confusing! The class will help with all the confusion from getting started to basic troubleshooting. Instructor: Vicki Kendall


584162 W Mar 22

Everyone needs to learn some basic skills to keep their computer operating. How to setup a new printer, how to download software, how to setup a Wi-Fi network, even basics like understanding file management. Come and join this jam packed information session! Instructor: Vicki Kendall. Computer Basics

$10.40 $10.40 $10.40

This course will take the complicated world of computer networking and break it down into easier-tounderstand steps. In this course, you will learn how to define a network, how to make a LAN, how to make a wireless LAN and how to implement network security.

Computers: Introduction

Basic Computer Skills

1 – 3 p.m.

Google Drive with Sheets Google has its own cloud technology called Drive. As well, there is spreadsheet software called Sheet. Come learn the basics of this free software and how cloud technology works. Basic skills taught are similar to Excel. Instructor: Vicki Kendall. 584112 W Mar 8

1 – 3 p.m.


Introduction to Microsoft Word MS Word is the word processing program used to write letters and other documents. This 2 session course will include: creating a document, editing, inserting pictures, headers and footers, page numbers etc. Basic computer skills required. Instructor: Jessica Nelson 583997 Tu Feb 14 – Feb 21 583998 Tu Mar 21 – Mar 28

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. $27.80 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. $27.80


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Registered Programs Making the Internet Easy Learn how to browse the internet with ease using Chrome. You will learn how to use Chrome to get add-ons (such as ad blockers) and using sites like Ninite to install free useful software. 583305 W Feb 8 583306 M Mar 20

1 – 3 p.m. 1 – 3 p.m.

$13.90 $13.90

Open House Drop by the Computer Room to check it out and meet our instructors. Ask a question, see what courses are being offered, or tell us what you would like to learn. 583990 Th

Jan 12

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Purchasing a Computer: Product Research Want some tips and tricks on what to look for when purchasing a new computer? Learn how to research for your specific computer needs to ensure you purchase what is right for you. 584158 W Mar 1

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


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Private Computer Lessons

Indian: Easy

Not finding the computer course that you were looking for or need one-on-one support? The volunteer based Dogwood Computer Group is now offering private lessons to individuals and small groups. Cost is $20 per hour (minimum one hour). All proceeds will be used for upgrades to hardware and software in the computer lab. Please email DogwoodComputerGroup@gmail. com for more information or to set up an appointment.

Prepare a simple Indian meal including a lentil, a seasonal vegetable, and spiced rice dish. For beginner cooks or people new to Indian cooking. Food tasting and recipes included. Instructor: Geeta Sethi 582155 Su Feb 19

Indian: Fusion Learn the art of using Indian spices in your everyday food to get the benefits and the favors. We make a vegetarian curry pasta, a quinoa pulao, and a savory yogurt dish. Food tasting and recipes included. Instructor: Geeta Sethi

Tablet & Smart Phone Workshop

582154 Su Jan 22

Learn how to use your tablet or smartphone efficiently with this free workshop! The Pinetree Youth Leadership Committee will guide you with simple tips and tricks on making your tablet and smartphone simple to understand, and making them tools to make your life easier! 584155 Th 584156 Th

Jan 19 Mar 16

4 – 6 p.m. 4 – 6 p.m.

583993 W Mar 22

10 – 11 a.m.


Incorporate Indian spices with different whole foods to create a wholesome nutritious meals. Learn to incorporate lentils in you meals as a healthy gluten free alternative to meat. Make a lentil pancake, vegetable pakoras and a lentil and yogurt based soup. Recipes and food tasting included. Instructor: Geeta Sethi


A great introduction if you are new to the Windows operating system. Time will be spent on navigating Windows, working with files and changing settings. Instructor: Vicki Kendall.

582156 Su Mar 5

Tablets & Smartphones: Protection in the Cyber World

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


COOKING Food Skills for Families

If you have been using Windows and have just upgraded to Windows 10, then come for an introduction to what's new. Instructor: Vicki Kendall

Cook simple nutritious meals common to Canada while learning healthy cooking/eating skills that can also assist in meeting budget. Eat the meal prepared at the end of each class. This is a hands-on cooking class. Participants must commit to the whole session. Sponsored by the Canadian Diabetes Association.

583996 W Feb 22

581628 W Mar 1 – Apr 5

583994 W Jan 25

1 – 3 p.m.


Windows 10 Upgrade

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1 – 3 p.m.


6 – 9 p.m.

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $25.00

Mexican Cuisine

Learn how to make your 'invisible guard' strong with tips on the most simple and powerful ways to protect yourself in the cyber world! 583755 W Feb 8

Windows 10 Basics

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $25.00

Indian: Healthy Vegetarian Meals

Smart Phones Have you received or purchased a smart phone recently? Learn more than just making and receiving calls. Bring your phone with you to the class. Instructor: Ellen Low

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $25.00

Hands-on classes teach the most adored recipes made with fresh vegetables, herbs, and spices. Classes may vary from making traditional salsa to hand-made tortillas. Instructor: Leticia Najera 583960 Th Mar 30

2 – 4 p.m.


Teriyaki Dinner Prepare a tasty teriyaki dinner including a miso soup, green salad with a Japanese dressing, and either chicken, beef, salmon, vegetable and/ or tofu teriyaki with rice. Instructor: Chef Ken Lam 584109 Tu Mar 21

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $35.95


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Registered Programs

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DANCE Ballroom: Beginner Build from the basics of ballroom dance. Prerequisites: Ballroom Introduction, or some experience in ballroom dance. For couples or partners only; both people must register. Instructor: Karen Weiner 581510 W Jan 18 – Feb 15 581516 W Feb 22 – Mar 22

Belly Dance: Basics Increase core balance, ab tone, flexibility, and improve posture. Learn basic techniques, postures, and shimmies. Instructor: Parvaneh Ranjbar

8:30 – 9:25 p.m. $50.50 8:30 – 9:25 p.m. $50.50

50 yrs + 579368 W Jan 11 – Mar 15 19 yrs + 584108 Th Jan 12 584107 Th Jan 19 – Mar 9

1 – 2 p.m.


6 – 7 p.m. FREE-TRY IT 6 – 7 p.m. $56.00

Belly Dance: Intermediate

Ballroom: Introduction An introduction to ballroom dance for the absolute beginner. For couples or partners only; both people must register. Instructor: Karen Weiner

Build on the skills and techniques acquired in Belly Dance Beginner. Experience total body conditioning, and improve your posture and flexibility while learning more advanced moves.

581506 W Jan 18 – Feb 15 581509 W Feb 22 – Mar 22

584914 Tu Jan 17 – Feb 21 584916 Tu Feb 28 – Apr 4

7:25 – 8:20 p.m. $50.50 7:25 – 8:20 p.m. $50.50

Ballroom: Intermediate for Couples For returning students who have taken Beginners and are ready to master more complicated routines. Instructor: Kathy Bramley 581104 M

Mar 6 – May 22

1 – 2 p.m.


Ballroom & Latin: Advanced Social Ballroom dance for the experienced dancer. You'll have the opportunity to express and enjoy the movement. Prerequisite: Ballroom/ Latin Intermediate. Instructor: Candace Zanini 579362 Th Jan 19 – Mar 9

8:45 – 9:45 p.m. $80.80

Ballroom & Latin: Intermediate

6:15 – 7:15 p.m. 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

$42.00 $42.00

High energy with great country music for couples. No experience needed. Partner required. Instructor: Jill Symmes 8:15 – 9:15 p.m. 8:15 – 9:15 p.m.

$50.50 $50.50

Latin Dance Fun: Beginners Learn the fundamentals of Latin dances like Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa, Merengue, and Samba. Everyone can dance—just move and have fun. Feel the beat, repeat, you'll get the hang of it. No partner or experience needed. Instructor: Cher Zorrilla NEW 584160 Th Jan 12 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. FREE 584161 Th Jan 19 – Feb 23 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $42.00

Build on steps you already know and learn a few new ones. Prerequisite: Ballroom/Latin Beginners.Instructor: Candace Zanini

Instructor: Kathy Bramley

579358 Th Jan 19 – Mar 9

Line dancing class requires no partner just a love for good music and the ability to move and follow the sequence of steps. No experience required. Instructor: Austin and Lynda..

7:45 – 8:45 p.m. $80.80

581105 Th Mar 9 – May 25

1 – 2 p.m.


Line Dancing: Introduction

581519 Sa Jan 14 – Mar 25 Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

12:45 – 2 p.m.

Line Dance for dancers who have taken Introduction to Line-dancing and have at least a year of line dance experience. Instructors Austin/Lynda assess readiness. 581527 Th Jan 12 – Mar 30

12:30 – 2 p.m.


Line Dancing: Intermediate Level 4 Must have previous line dance experience (at least 2 years) – have completed Introduction to, Beginner and Intermediate several times. Instructors Austin/Lynda assess readiness for the next level. 581528 Th Jan 12 – Mar 30 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. $59.40

Line Dancing: Advanced Level 5

Country/Western Two-Step Beginners

at Victoria Community Hall 581517 Tu Jan 17 – Feb 14 581518 Tu Feb 21 – Mar 21

Line Dancing: Beginner Level 2

Must have previous line dance experience (at least 3 years) – have completed Introduction to, Beginner and Intermediate several times. Instructors Austin/Lynda assess readiness for the next level. 581520 Sa Jan 14 – Mar 25 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $63.70

Line Dancing: Western Beginners For the absolute beginner; take it slow and easy, have fun and learn to dance. The small class size is ideal for a more personalized instruction. No partners needed. Instructor: Kathy Bramley 581108 Th Mar 9 – May 25

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.


Line Dancing: Western Intermediate No beginners, for those who have taken beginners level a number of times. Here is your opportunity to build on the dance steps you have learned and develop more advanced steps. Instructor: Kathy Bramey. 581107 Th Mar 9 – May 25 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $77.00


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Registered Programs Line Dancing: Ultimate Western Advanced

Ball Fit

Lots of variety, dances you know and new dances to enjoy. Come alone or with a friend, no partners necessary. No beginners please. Instructor: Kathy Bramley 581106 M

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Mar 6 – May 22 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $84.00


Personal Trainer Information Session For information see Talks/Lectures Jan 10/Jan 12

One Pass Fitness Information Session

Recommended for anyone with or without a joint condition. Focus is on balance, joint mobility, strength, and flexibility with the use of fitness ball and resistance equipment. Perfect for pre or post operative joint replacement of knees or hips. Instructor: Beth Bexrud 579464 W Jan 18 – Mar 29

9 – 10 a.m.


Core, Balance & Strength Training for Women Learn exercises to keep your muscles and bones strong, to strengthen your core, to improve your balance, and proper techniques to prevent injury. Instructor: Shelley Swereda 581486 Tu, Th Jan 10 – Jan 26 581487 Tu, Th Mar 7 – Mar 23

2 – 3 p.m. 2 – 3 p.m.

$45.75 $45.75

For information see Talks/Lectures

579566 W Feb 8 – Feb 22 579567 W Mar 15 – Mar 29

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

$19.05 $19.05

Alpine Centre Orientation Recommended for all users of the Glen Pine’s Alpine Centre. Learn what machines are there, how to them on and off, and weight room safety/ etiquette. 581512 W Jan 4 581513 W Feb 1 581514 W Mar 1

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10 – 11 a.m. 10 – 11 a.m. 10 – 11 a.m.

$2.00 $2.00 $2.00

582012 Tu Jan 10 582013 Tu Jan 17 – Feb 14 582014 Tu Feb 28 – Mar 28 582383 582384 581524 581526

Tu Tu F F

Jan 10 – Feb 14 Feb 21 – Mar 28 Jan 13 – Feb 17 Feb 24 – Apr 7

6:45 – 7:45 p.m. 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. 6:45 – 7:45 p.m.

$38.10 $38.10 $38.10 $38.10

Get Up & Go An entry level exercise program for seniors with balance and mobility impairments, who are otherwise unable to attend a community exercise class. Improve strength, balance, and coordination. Referral required. Contact Fraser Health Fall & Injury Prevention at 604-587-7866 or email 579546 Tu, Th Jan 10 – Mar 16

1 – 2 p.m.


581582 W, F Jan 11 – Mar 24

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.


579857 W Jan 25 – Mar 15

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE TRY IT 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. $42.50 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. $42.50 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

$51.00 $51.00 $51.00 $51.00

Fitness Starter Program

6:45 – 7:45 p.m. 6:45 – 7:45 p.m.

7 – 9 p.m.


Mindful Qigong: Revitalizing The Life Force Learn the gentle healing movements of Qigong for the health of body and mind. The practice promotes health, wellness, inner peace, and longevity while relieving stress and anxiety. Also learn how to develop qi (energy) and mindfulness. Welcome new and returning participants. Instructor: Sung Yang 580207 Th Mar 9 – Mar 30

A comprehensive starter program with a certified weight trainer to get you moving safely and effectively. During this hour session you will be provided with a basic fitness program to help achieve the results you want. Instructor: Corinne Bader 581111 Th Jan 12 581112 Th Jan 26

Feb 9 Feb 23 Mar 9 Mar 23

Release stress and anxiety. Improve health, quality of life, inner peace, and insight. Group meditation with an experienced teacher is a powerful aid for your practice. Prerequisite: Introductory class or some practice experience. Instructor: Sung Yang

A completely original workout that draws from the flowing movements of Tai Chi that create health and balance, the strengthening theories of ballet that create long lean flexible muscles, and the healing principles of physiotherapy that help create a pain free body. Suitable for all ages and abilities with easy modifications.

Intimidated by weight training, but curious about what it can do for your fitness level? Specifically designed for older adults and presented by a certified fitness trainer, this three week program will include: weight room orientation/etiquette, and strength exercises with weights. Small class size will insure personal instruction.

Th Th Th Th

Mindfulness Meditation


Aging With Strength

581113 581114 581110 581115

3 – 5 p.m.


Minds in Motion

$38.10 $38.10

Minds in Motion is a fitness and social program for people experiencing early stage memory loss due to Alzheimer's or another dementia, and a friend, family member or care partner. A certified fitness instructor conducts

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Registered Programs

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the fitness portion of the program, and a facilitator ensures participants are welcomed and involved in activities. Light refreshments will be provided. Offered by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. For more information contact 604675-5157. 579460 W Jan 4 – Feb 22 579461 W Mar 1 – Apr 19

1 – 3 p.m. 1 – 3 p.m.

$39.60 $39.60

Yoga: Laughter

Yoga: Beginner Improve your concentration, relaxation, flexibility, and energy through stretching, postures, and breathing techniques. Instructor: Bernadette Rollin 579576 F 579577 F

Jan 13 – Feb 17 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. $54.00 Feb 24 – Mar 31 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. $45.00

Yoga: Chair Nordic Walking Beginner Enjoy walking using specialized poles with a rubber cushion foot tip that reduces stress to your hips, knees, and ankle joints. Combine the aerobic and strength building benefits of crosscountry skiing with the convenience of walking. You can burn up to 28% more calories than traditional walking! Poles will be provided. 581597 F

Mar 10 – Mar 31

9 – 10 a.m.


Pickleball: Women Only Learn and work on proper stroke technique, game rules, and strategies through fun drills and games. Led by experienced female instructors in a safe and non-competitive environment with your peers. Equipment supplied and ALL levels welcome! at Centennial Activity Centre 580609 Su Jan 8 – Feb 5 1:45 – 3:15 p.m. 580610 Su Feb 12 – Mar 5 1:45 – 3:15 p.m. at Poirier Forum 580611 Tu Jan 10 – Feb 7 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 580612 Tu Feb 14 – Mar 7 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Jan 13 – Feb 17 Feb 24 – Mar 31

1 – 2:30 p.m. $54.00 1 – 2:30 p.m. $45.00

Instructor: Heather Dawson 580055 580056 580057 580058

M M Th Th

Jan 23 – Mar 6 Mar 13 – Apr 17 Jan 19 – Feb 23 Mar 2 – Apr 6

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. 10:15 – 11:30 a.m. 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

581590 M 581591 M

Jan 9 – Feb 20 Feb 27 – Apr 3

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

$23.00 $18.70

Yoga: Intermediate

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. $25.50 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. $25.50

$54.00 $54.00 $54.00 $54.00

Instructor: Dee Nielsen

Instructor: Liz Brown

Road to Fit-Success

Jan 9 – Jan 23 Feb 6 – Feb 27

579578 F 579579 F

580054 F

Feb 24 – Apr 7

$54.00 $54.00

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. $54.00

For those looking to expand their yoga practice. Prerequisite Yoga - Beginners several times. The gentle stretch of Hatha Yoga gives new energy and vitality. Tension, stiffness and those little aches and pains tend to disappear. Instructor: Loura Yuen 579581 579583 579580 579584

M M Tu Tu

Jan 9 – Feb 6 Feb 20 – Mar 27 Jan 10 – Feb 14 Feb 21 – Mar 28

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 6:30 – 8 p.m. 6:30 – 8 p.m.

$45.00 $54.00 $54.00 $54.00

Instructor: Bernadette Rollin 579582 F 579585 F

Jan 13 – Feb 17 Feb 24 – Mar 31

9:30 – 11 a.m. 9:30 – 11 a.m.

584819 Tu Jan 31 – Feb 7 585058 Th Feb 16 – Feb 23

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $18.00 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. $18.00

Yoga: Restorative

Instructor: Bernadette Rollin

$28.25 $22.60

Kick things off in the right direction on your fitness path and the steps to get there. Receive key information about weight room fundamentals , nutritional guidance, and the many benefits of group fitness. Come prepared to move in your workout clothes. Instructor: Louise Cooke 583854 M 583855 M

A gentle program for those with limited mobility who prefer to sit in a chair. Reduce aches and pains, increase circulation and mental clarity, deepen flexibility, and strengthen muscles while practising yoga sitting in a chair or standing using a chair for support. No yoga experience needed.

Combines breathing exercises, gentle movement, and simulated laughter. Designed to help people connect with their inner child and re-discover joy, spontaneity, and creativity. Research shows that laughter benefits the circulatory, respiratory, cardiovascular, and immune systems of the body. Leave this workshop feeling rejuvenated mentally and physically. Presented by Heather Podrow and John Wallstrom.

$54.00 $45.00

Slow paced yoga suitable for everyone. Deep stretching and Yin postures are held for a longer period of time to target the deep connective tissues in the body, increasing flexibility and range of motion. Restorative yoga postures open the body, and work to de-stress and calm the nervous system. 580062 580063 580064 580065

Tu Tu Th Th

Jan 17 – Feb 21 Feb 28 – Apr 4 Jan 19 – Feb 23 Mar 2 – Apr 6

7:45 – 9:15 p.m. 7:45 – 9:15 p.m. 7 – 8:30 p.m. 7 – 8:30 p.m.

$54.00 $54.00 $54.00 $54.00

Yoga: Therapy for Seniors Postures are simplified. Work on aligning the body through breathing and spinal cord exercises. All levels welcome. Decrease pain and stiffness and increase range of motion. Instructor: Loura Yuen 579587 579588 579586 579589


Jan 9 – Feb 6 Feb 20 – Mar 27 Jan 11 – Feb 15 Feb 23 – Mar 30

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. 9:15 – 10:45 a.m.

580068 W Feb 22 – Mar 29 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 580069 W Jan 11 – Feb 15 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$45.00 $54.00 $54.00 $54.00 $54.00 $54.00

Instructor: Loura Yuen 580066 Tu Jan 10 – Feb 14 580067 Tu Feb 21 – Mar 28 Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. $54.00 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. $54.00

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Registered Programs PERFORMING ARTS Music: Drumming for Vitality Studies have shown that drumming boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, increases concentration and coordination, and reduces overall stress and anxiety. Explore the world of rhythm through use of African drums and other small percussions from around the world. Instruments provided.

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Spanish Conversational

Music: Ukulele Beginners Looking for something new to try? Gordon Smithers, Director of the Heritage Uke Club will get you started. Ukulele for the absolute beginner. Learn chords and strums, working towards a set of songs by the end of the course. 582168 Tu Jan 24 – Feb 28 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 582167 Su Jan 22 – Feb 26 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

$69.75 $69.75

Learn the basics of guitar alongside other adults. Skills such as chords, strumming, and how to read chord diagrams and tab, will be introduced. Guitars are not provided. 581118 W Feb 1 – Mar 8

582170 Su Jan 22 – Feb 26

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. $85.45

Music: Guitar Beginners

5 – 6 p.m.


12:30 – 2 p.m.


Instructor: Leticia Najera 580725 Tu Jan 10 – Feb 28 583959 Th Jan 12 – Mar 2

The harmonica is an easy-to-learn instrument that can be heard in music ranging from the blues to country to jazz and rock. Not only is it fun to learn, the harmonica can also improve your health by increasing lung capacity, reducing stress and increasing concentration! No previous musical experience is necessary. Bring a 'c' harmonica.


579905 Su Feb 19 – Mar 26

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. $51.90

Music: Ukulele Beginners Covers the basic mechanics of fretting, thumb picking and strumming and immediately applies them to songs ranging in genre from Classical to Blues, Jazz, Folk, Rock and Pop. Develop a working knowledge of music theory including the musical alphabet, chromatic scale, diatonic scales, key signatures, chords progressions and traditional musical notation. Bring your own ukulele. 579906 Su Jan 8 – Feb 12

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. $51.90

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Ukulele Intermediate

1 – 2:30 p.m.


580722 Tu Jan 17 – Mar 14

8:45 – 10:45 a.m. $68.20

Instructor: Leticia Najera 580726 Su Jan 15 – Mar 5 583958 F

12:15 – 2:15 p.m.


2 – 4 p.m.


Jan 13 – Mar 3


Instructor: Aida Riano Jan 16 – Mar 13

8:45 – 10:45 a.m. $68.20

Intermediate Continued

Continue to develop your ukulele skills with more advanced strumming patterns, 12 bar blues progressions, two and three chord songs, basic scales and soloing. Prerequisite: Ukulele for Beginners. 582169 Tu Jan 24 – Feb 28

2 – 4 p.m.

Instructor: Aida Riano

580724 M

Music: Harmonica Beginners

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $68.20

Beginner Continued

Ukulele Song Circle Come sing and play-a-long with ukulele instructor Gordon Smithers. You will learn a new song each week while you improve your ukulele skills in a fun and comfortable environment. Not suitable for true beginners. Need to have taken at least one set of ukulele lessons or have equivalent experience.

581116 W Jan 11 – Mar 1

Hola! Learn to speak and write Spanish without struggling. We offer a variety of levels and times to suit everyone.



Instructor: Aida Riano 580721 Tu Jan 17 – Mar 14 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. $68.20 Advanced

Instructor: Aida Riano 580723 M

Jan 16 – Mar 13 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. $68.20


Language: English Survival

Arm Chair Travelling Presentations

Learn fun and practical basic English for everyday use. Meet new multicultural friends, have fun, and learn together! Gain confidence to speak English with anyone in everyday conversations. Beginner 1 is for those who know minimal English. Beginner 2 is for those who know some basic English.

583954 Tu Jan 17 583955 Tu Feb 28

Beginner 1 582563 Tu Jan 10 – Feb 14 582564 Tu Feb 21 – Mar 28 Beginner 2 582561 Th Jan 12 – Feb 16 582562 Th Feb 23 – Mar 30

12 – 1:30 p.m. 12 – 1:30 p.m. 9:30 – 11 a.m. 9:30 – 11 a.m.


World Traveler Ron Booiman is presenting an exceptional array of travel photographs covering six continents and 27 years of travel. Time to relax while listening to Ron's interesting stories and viewing his wide array of world photos. Topics TBA. 1:30 – 3 p.m. 1:30 – 3 p.m.


First Aid: Emergency First Aid Emergency First Aid (EFA) is one of the most popular first aid courses for the general public. Through handson training, this basic first aid course

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Registered Programs

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will give you confidence to respond effectively in an emergency. Emergency First Aid trains rescuers in the skills and knowledge needed to assess and provide basic life support to patients with airway, breathing, or circulatory emergencies as well as how to manage external bleeding, heart attack, and stroke. 582334 W Jan 11 – Jan 18

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Alzheimer Society of BC Workshops

Genetics & the DNA Revolution Dr. Cousineau will overview some of the ways that the discovery of DNA and genetics is changing our knowledge, our understanding of humans, and our capacity to change. 585804 Tu Jan 24 – Feb 28 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.


Goodbye A.N.T.s A.N.T. = Automatic Negative Thoughts—they are hazardous to our health and undermine our quality of life in significant ways. Join insightful conversations to learn key strategies for transforming negative thoughts into your greatest ally. Cultivate inner peace and confidence in creative ways that allow you to experience more joy and satisfaction in life! 582440 Tu Mar 14 – Mar 28

1 – 3 p.m.


Poetry: Adventures in Verse Bring along your own poetry, or poetry which you would like to read or have read. Readings and discussion to follow. Led by Dennis Probst who has a background in amateur theatre in England. Light refreshments included. 580839 Su Jan 29 580838 Su Feb 26 580840 Su Mar 26

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

$3.00 $3.00 $3.00

For more information, contact the Alzheimer Society of B.C. at 604-298-0780. There is no charge, but as space is limited, registration is required. Please call Vivian with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. to register at 604-449-3792. Dementia Dialogues Interactive learning opportunities for family caregivers to connect with one another and increase knowledge about dementia and caregiving skills. Each session is an opportunity to learn about a different caregiving topic followed by a guided discussion. These informal sessions are facilitated to allow caregivers to share their experiences and to take home practical information. Anyone interested in learning more about dementia is welcome to attend. 582221 W Jan 11 7 – 9 p.m. FREE Accessing Services NEW For family caregivers who are currently supporting a person with dementia who is living at home. Review strategies for accessing support from a variety of sources in your community— from getting help from family and friends, to navigating the formal health care system. Consider some of the challenges that can arise when making the decision to access services and support, and discover strategies for working with service providers and acting as an advocate. 582230 Th Feb 9 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. FREE

Transition to Life in Care Designed to help family caregivers who are considering residential care options for a person with dementia. Includes general information on how to access residential care in the community, and a review of some important considerations when choosing a facility. Explore the challenges families face when making decisions about residential care, and review strategies for preparing for the transition. 582228 Tu Mar 21 7 – 9 p.m. FREE Life in Residential Care Focuses on the process of adjustment after a person with dementia has moved into a residential care facility. Learn about the changes to your role as a caregiver and how to enhance your visits. Review strategies for working effectively with a care team and tips for acting as an advocate within a residential care setting. 582229 Tu Mar 28 7 – 9 p.m. FREE

Positive Aging The second half of life brings many common challenges. Discover important insights and essential strategies for aging well with grace and dignity. Create your own personal plan for a future that embraces mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Presented by Fay Wong, a wellness consultant with over 10 years experience supporting seniors in the local community. As an honours graduate and accomplished expert in the social services field, Fay designs and facilitates engaging group discussions for shared learning at its best. 582392 Tu

Feb 7 – Feb 28

1 – 3 p.m.

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.


584818 W

Mar 8 – Mar 29

1 – 3 p.m.


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Registered Programs Self-Management Workshops

Cancer: Thriving & Surviving Self-Management Program (All Ages) NEW

Designed for people who are living with and/or have been affected by cancer. Gain skills to coordinate what's needed to manage health, and keep active in your life and relationships. Learn new knowledge and boost confidence and motivation to feel more positive. Mar 11 – Apr 15 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. FREE

Diabetes Self-Management

A community program to help people live successfully with Type 2 diabetes, yet still beneficial for those with Type 1 diabetes. Highly participative workshops provide knowledge and information, teach skills, provide mutual support, and build confidence. Receive a free copy of 'Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions' companion book. 579455 Tu

Feb 7 – Mar 14

582220 Sa

Jan 14 – Feb 18 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. FREE

1 – 3:30 p.m. FREE

Tarot Cards 101 Workshop Learn how to use the Tarot deck of cards, and the difference between the major and minor arcana. Discover the 78 cards that make up this great divination tool used in Europe for more than a century. Start with the Fool's Journey, learn about the King and Queen of Cups, and figure out why the Tower card is so challenging. Bringing your own Rider Waite deck is recommended. Contact the instructor for more information about where to buy a deck if needed. Presented by Mette Drager. 585905 W Mar 8 – Mar 29

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Philosopher's Café

These workshops are provided by Self Management BC and the Ministry of Health, Patients as Partners Initiative administered by the University of Victoria. To register call 604-940-1273 or visit www.

582231 Sa

Levels of Intensity:

You don’t have to be a philosopher, you only need an opinion! Share your thoughts and hear what others have to say. Moderator to be determined after print deadline. SFU’s Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in the heart of our communities. Since 1998, this award winning program has engaged the interests of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas. Presented by Simon Fraser University. 579457 Tu

Jan 17

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE

Topic : Not available at time of printing

Topic : Not available at time of printing

579456 Tu

579458 Tu

Feb 21

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE

Mar 21

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE

The Theologian's Cafe You don't need to be a theologian or even a church (or temple or mosque or meeting house) goer to participate, you only need to have an interest in the subject. Air your views and listen to those of others on religious, spiritual, and related topics. Participants from all religious affiliations (and those without one) are welcome to this non-denominational Café. The moderator for the program is John Slattery. He has degrees in Physics, Philosophy, Education, and a diploma in Theological Studies. The Gift of Darkness The winter months are the darkest ones of the year, ones often associated with stillness and desolation during which we look forward for the return of light. But do these months also have a spiritual value? How might this manifest itself? 582526 M Jan 23 1 – 3 p.m. FREE Sacred Spaces What kinds of space do you call 'sacred'? Religious buildings come immediately to mind, but what about other kinds of space such as forest glades or mountains? Perhaps it's a household shrine that you put together yourself. And for all or any of these, what makes them 'sacred' anyway? 582529 M Feb 20 1 – 3 p.m. FREE ISIS & the Koran A fierce debate is raging among Muslims and non-Muslims alike over the extent that followers of ISIS do or do not follow the Koran and the hadith. Let's see if we can shed some light on this. And as a reminder of the fact that the Old and New Testaments also have some awkward passages, check out Leviticus 25:44-46 and Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians 6:5-9. 582527 M Mar 20 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

The Seven Chakras Chakra has become such a buzz word lately, but what does it really mean? This is an introduction to the 7 major Chakras or energy centers in the body. Learn about the colour associated with

each center as well as the body parts. Touch upon Chakra balancing, Chakra opening and Chakra healing through different modalities. Presented by Mette Drager. 585904 F

Feb 3

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $15.00

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Levels of Intensity:



OUTDOOR RECREATION Note: Outdoor Recreation programs include participants of all ages and are not limited to those 50 plus.

Hike: Lafarge Lake & the Coquitlam River (12 yrs +) This loop hike will take in some of the natural areas and wildlife of Coquitlam City Centre. Time will be taken to enjoy nature and hear about the history of the area. Roundtrip 7 km with minimal elevation change. at Pinetree Community Centre, front entrance 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $6.00 582163 Su Feb 19

Hike: Belcarra's "Secret Loop" (12 yrs +) Hike a little known circular route that takes in the fantastic Woodhaven Swamp, Burns Point, Admiralty Point and the Belcarra Waterfront. Approx. 12km with an elevation gain of 450m. at Belcarra Park, parking lot 581499 Su Mar 12 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $12.00

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Hike: Buntzen/Sasamat Crossover (12 yrs +) See a different side of Buntzen Lake. From the parking lot head up to the saddle on Buntzen Ridge before dropping down to Sasamat Lake and complete a loop of the lake. Return via Energy Trail Look. This longer, intermediate level hike is roughly 14km with an elevation gain of 700m. at Buntzen Lake 581500 Su Mar 26

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


at Minnekhada Regional Park, Quarry Road lot 582160 Su Mar 5 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $6.00


Get golf ready introduces women to the golf swing, putting, chipping, equipment, rules, golf terminology, and etiquette in 5 lessons. Take your skills out on the course on the last class. Rental equipment included. In partnership with Eaglequest Golf.

at Eagle Mountain Drive, Gas Plant Service Road 581498 Sa Feb 18 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $12.00

581494 Th Feb 2

7 – 9:30 p.m.


Outdoor Ed: Surviving a Winter Hike (12 yrs +) This short hike to Eagle Bluffs will discuss equipment choices and other special considerations for winter hiking. Emphasis on safe travel and survival in the potentially hostile conditions that the winter season can bring. Approx. 10km roundtrip. at Eagle Mountain Drive 581521 Su Jan 29

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

at Eaglequest Golf Centre 581293 W Jan 25 – Feb 22

7 – 8 p.m.


ADULT & CHILD Beaver Buddies (3 – 5 yrs)

At over 20,000ft Mount McKinley reigns supreme as the highest mountain in North America and experiences some of the most extreme weather on the planet, presenting climbers significant challenges to reach the summit. Enjoy a slide show by Steve Chapman on his experience climbing the 'Denali' and overcoming those obstacles.

Minnekhada Regional Park has a lot to offer and this hike will cover most of the trails. The highlight of the day will be a short but steep walk to the High Knoll where the group will be rewarded with great views. Roundtrip distance is 8km with an elevation gain of 185 m.

7 – 9:30 p.m.

This intermediate/advanced hike and snowshoe is aimed for those with prior experience. Hike up a network of logging roads and mountain bike trails. Then put on your snowshoes and hike to Cypress Lake. Take in deep snowfields and snow covered tress. Approx. 10km with an elevation gain of 600m. Supply own snowshoes. If no snow, continue as a hike.

Take in the old field habitat of Colony Farm, the wetlands by the Coquitlam River, and some of the heritage trees of the Riverview Lands. Time will be taken to enjoy nature as you hike along. Roundtrip 8 km, minimal elevation change.

Hike: High Knoll (12 yrs +)

at Glen Pine Pavilion 581497 Th Mar 2

Golf: Get Golf Ready for Women Level 1 (16 yrs +)

Outdoor Ed: Climbing Mount McKinley (12 yrs +)


The Kingdom of Nepal boasts the biggest concentration of 8000m peaks in the world and is a Mecca for both climbers and hikers. A slideshow will explore some of the more popular trekking routes and show the ascent of two of Nepal's 'Trekking Peaks'.

Hike: Snowshoe Cypress Lake (12 yrs +)

Hike: Colony Farm & Lower Riverview Lands (12 yrs +)

at Colony Farm Regional Park - South End 582165 Su Feb 26 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Outdoor Ed: Trekking in Nepal (12 yrs +)

Join us to look for beaver lodges, beaver chopped trees and beaver trails. Learn more about the Canadian beaver, touch a beaver pelt and play beaver games. In Partnership with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. at Minnekhada Regional Park 582157 Sa Mar 11

10 – 11:30 a.m. $12.00

Sense-ational Nature (3 – 5 yrs) Some say that if a drop of water falls in the forest, a hawk would see it, a coyote would smell it and a rabbit would hear it. Explore the sights, sounds, smells and textures of nature with your child. Find out about animal super senses as you test your own. In partnership with Metro Vancouver. at Colony Farm Regional Park

582159 Th Mar 23

10 – 11:30 a.m. $12.00


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Be Aware and Get Prepared Being prepared for winter includes safety measures in case of high winds and to prevent flooding. Guard your home from falling branches by cutting down dead branches and dead trees on your property. In the event of a high wind warning, please be watchful of  trees that have fallen and never touch hanging power lines. Locate and clean catch basin grates in the roadway in front of y our house to help prevent flooding.  hut off outside water to protect plumbing and S built-in sprinkler s ystems and to prevent flooding.  isit for more details including weather V forecasts, updates on snow removal activities, school closure notices a  nd garbage pickup schedules.

Dogwood Pavilion

Glen Pine Pavilion

1655 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 0E7 Phone: 604-927-6098  Fax: 604-933-6113

1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 2P7 Phone: 604-927-6940  Fax: 604-927-6578

HOURS OF OPERATION Office closes half hour prior to these times Monday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sunday: 12 – 4 p.m. CLOSED February 13 Family Day HOLIDAY HOURS December 25 – 27: Closed December 28 – 30: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. December 31 – January 2: Closed January 3: Regular hours resume

HOURS OF OPERATION Office closes half hour prior to these times Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. (resumes January 9) Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (resumes January 8) CLOSED February 13 Family Day HOLIDAY HOURS December 24 – 27: Closed December 28 – 30: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. December 31 – January 2: Closed January 3: Regular hours resume

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