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1655 Winslow Ave. 604-927-6098

Glen Pine

1200 Glen Pine Crt. 604-927-6940

Spring 2017

50 Plus News

For future planners: Registration for this issue is on Thursday, March 9. Registration for summer programs is on Thursday, May 18. View the guide online, receive bus trip information, and subscribe to our email list at: | |   CityofCoquitlam

Registration for this issue is on Thursday, March 9 Registration for summer programs is on Thursday, May 18.

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


Over the phone:

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 

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

Staff at your Service 2  

Annual Pass 3

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

Dogwood Pavilion 

  Glen Pine Pavilion

Volunteers & Services 4

Food Services 11

1200 Glen Pine Crt.

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

Special Events 8

Glen Pine Pavilion 

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

Registration Information 2

Bus Trips 6

1655 Winslow Ave.

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: Charlene Walford, Sheri Greenwood, Hugh Fong,

Registered Programs 20

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

Talks & Workshops 12

Kelsey Lambert, Mary Nordby, Maren Omstead

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies 20 Cards & Games 22 Computers 22 Cooking 23

Debbie Vanhalst, Eva Qevani, Angie Cooper, Catherine Kwon

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

Dance 24

Recreation Leader: Darcy Harrison Office Staff: Shawna Williams, Elizabeth Brown,

Health & Fitness 24

Anna Dudyreva, Kelsey Lambert, Alicia Powell, Jocelyn Adams, Hugh Fong, Linda Zerr

Performing Arts 27 Languages 27

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

Life-Long Learning 28 Outdoor Recreation 30

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Groups & Clubs: Visit for a listing or pick up a copy at the front desk of your local pavilion.

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 2017 Annual Pass is $16.67 plus applicable taxes. This pass entitles you to participate in activity groups and bus trips 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 604-927-6076, 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


recently heard a radio interview with Matt Hill, who last year received a Governor General's Meritorious Service Medal for "setting an example to others and benefitting our country by his influence on Canadian children". His award was shared with Stephanie Tait who joined him in a project that began in 2008. Matt Hill was born and raised in Vancouver. While developing his acting career, he was an avid runner, inspired by Terry Fox. His running was a natural part of his life, participating in Iron Man Canada seven times. While enjoying success in film and TV he became well known as a voice over for many cartoons. Those beloved characters came into play while pursuing his dream of running across Canada as well as the perimeter of the States, in order to influence the next generation in living healthy lives while respecting the land.

school children and their teachers. Matt's voice of his cartoon characters, along with his energetic enthusiasm caught his audiences' rapt attention while he hoped to influence them into a positive resolve for their life journey. By 2011 Matt and Stephanie were known for their "Run for One Planet Legacy for Kids" with a Vancouver Foundation established to support "green dreams" in schools across Canada. So far the legacy has supported inspired projects such as organic school gardens and fruit orchards, while  last year $1,600 was granted to Windermere Bike Society that favours cycling over driving. Now he continues to pursue his career, Matt Hill still finds time to talk to youth groups as he believes in his dream to change the world through the next generation. His parting message in his interview was that what one does to earn a living does not matter nearly as much as the integrity and character of the person doing it—and that is a powerful message to pass on to our children and grandchildren.

In 2008, Matt and Stephanie embarked on running a marathon a day, stopping in communities to speak to

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 coquitlam. ca/volunteer. Click on Parks, Recreation & Culture Volunteering then select Dogwood Pavilion or Glen Pine Pavilion from the list.

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

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:

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.

Jill Skabar: 604-927-6085 Darcy Harrison: 604-927-6743

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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 – 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.

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


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

50 Plus Websites 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

Host & Hostess Group 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. 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! Band



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 Chess

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

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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 licence plate number 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 Email List, with updates on new trips and related information.

Apr 9

Royal City Musical: Anything Goes

Grand Villa Casino

With lyrics by Cole Porter, Anything Goes is comedic throughout featuring starcrossed lovers, mistaken and hidden identities with enough one-liners and slapstick to keep an audience rolling on a sea of laughter. A Royal City Musical Theatre production at the Massey Theatre. Leave Glen Pine at 12:45 p.m. Estimated return at 5:15 p.m. Leave Dogwood at 1 p.m. Estimated return at 5 p.m.


Apr 28 Grand Villa Casino means grand excitement! Two high-energy casino floors feature 50 gaming tables and 1,000 of the newest and most exciting slot machines. Let's try our luck here! Lunch on your own. Bring your Gaming Gold Card for discounts/coupon. Leave Dogwood at 11:15 a.m. Estimated return at 5:15 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 11 a.m. Estimated return at 5:30 p.m.



Apr 28 $10.00

Su Apr 9 $47.00

May 4 Apr 21

Tulips in Bloom & Rowena's Inn with Joy Brown Visit the Abbotsford Tulip Festival and walk through several thousand tulips in full fabulous colour and bloom. Visit two farms in the Fraser Valley to taste local cheese and honey. Lunch and dessert are served in the famous Rowena's Inn on the Harrison River with time to explore this great BC estate. Leave Dogwood at 8:50 a.m. Estimated return at 4:50 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 8:30 a.m. Estimated return at 4:30 p.m.



Apr 21 $110.00

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Rockwater Resort & Secret Cove with Joy Brown

Ukrainian Festival

Enjoy a delicious lunch and dessert at the upscale Rockwater Resort on the Sunshine Coast. Voted by the New York Times as one of BC's best resorts. Explore the resort and walk on their remarkable boardwalk through the forest. Enjoy a walk at Robert's Creek and see the painted mural by the sea. Visit unique Fibre Works Studio and Gallery located in several yurts. Leave Dogwood at 7:40 a.m. Estimated return at 6:35 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 7:25 a.m. Estimated return at 6:50 p.m.


May 6 Immerse yourself in the culture of Ukraine at BC's largest Ukrainian Cultural Festival held in Mission. Featuring energetic dances, colouful costumes, booths with arts and crafts and plenty of good Ukrainian food. This trip is not to be missed. Bring $8.00 for admission and lunch on your own. Leave Dogwood at 10:45 a.m. Estimated return at 4:45 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 11 a.m. Estimated return at 4:30 p.m.

593004 Sa May 6 $12.00

Th May 4 $134.00 Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Bus Trips May 15

May 25

Jun 26

Tsawwassen Mills Outlet Shopping

Tea & Trumpets: Mozart & Vienna

Chor Leoni: MANELY/FUN at Bard on the Beach Stage

Curious about Tsawwassen Mills? This new mega mall is split into five themed areas: City, Coast Salish, Outdoor Life, Fashion and Nature. Explore the indoor skatepark, sample the nautical-themed food and bowling areas, and see the unique mix of premium fashion brands and factory outlets.

The music of the greatest composer of them all, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the great musical city of Vienna. Tea and cookies served in lobby of the Orpheum Theatre.

Combine Vancouver's reknowned male voice choir with popular tunes, a top notch band, a favourite summer venue and you've got the effervescent recipe for MANELY/FUN, Chor Leoni's popular concert at Bard on the Beach. Surprises, costumes and choreography complete the show as they pull all the stops to ensure a fun time is had by all.

Leave Dogwood at 9:30 a.m. Estimated return at 3:15 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 9:15 a.m. Estimated return at 3:30 p.m.


M May 15 $12.00

May 18

Stars on Ice 2017 at Rogers Arena The three greatest Canadian men’s figure skaters will come together for the first time in 2017 to perform in the awardwinning Investors Group Stars on Ice Tour! Four-time World Champion Kurt Browning, 2014 Olympic Silver Medalist Patrick Chan, and two-time Olympic Silver Medalist Elvis Stojko will headline Canada’s premier figure skating tour. Joining the trio will be more of Canada’s skating superstars including Olympic Bronze medalist Jeffrey Buttle, reigning two-time World Champions Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford, Canadian Champion Kaetlyn Osmond and more!

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.

592858 Th May 25 $38.00 Bus Only (have own ticket) 592859 Th May 25 $8.00

Jun 11

Th May 18 $65.00

First visit to New Westminster's Anvil Theatre for Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music inspired by Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night. The story is a series of trysts, twists, and revelations that climaxes during a weekend gathering at a country estate. Leave Dogwood at 1:15 p.m. Estimated return at 5 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 1 p.m. Estimated return at 5:15 p.m.


M Jun 26 $50.00

Inspired by true events, this rocking jukebox musical takes you into Sun Records Studio on December 4, 1956, to witness the famed recording session that brought together rock and roll legends Presley, Cash, Lewis and Perkins for the first and only time. Experience all the hits that made these powerhouse stars the icons they are today, including 'That’s Alright', 'Folsom Prison Blues', 'Great Balls of Fire', 'Blue Suede Shoes' and more! Leave Glen Pine at 12:15 p.m. Estimated return at 5:30 p.m. Leave Dogwood at 12:30 p.m. Estimated return at 5:15 p.m.

592941 Su

Jun 11 $71.00

Jun 21

Cultus Lake, Yarrow & Clayburn Village with May 21 Joy Brown

A Little Night Music at the Anvil Theatre


Million Dollar Quartet: Stanley Theatre

Leave Dogwood at 5:15 p.m. Estimated return at 10 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 5 p.m. Estimated return at 10:15 p.m.


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

Cultus Lake and Yarrow, located in the East Fraser Valley, are lovely places to explore. Visit Krause farm and winery, relax at Cultus Lake and enjoy the village of Yarrow. Have a great lunch in Chilliwack and a fabulous afternoon tea in Clayburn Village in the historic English Village Store. There will be time to explore this charming village built of bricks. Leave Dogwood at 9:45 a.m. Estimated return at 5:15 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 9:30 a.m. Estimated return at 5 p.m.


Su May 21 $47.00

W Jun 21 $109.00

Dine Out! Apr 26

Sun Sui Wah & McArthurGlen Outlet NO 'SHOPPING ONLY' OPTION — this is a DINE OUT trip! Tasty Chinese Dim Sum lunch with a variety of dishes at the Richmond Sun Sui Wah Restaurant. ($25.00 inclusive tax/ tip) Following lunch, a visit to the new designer outlet mall near the Vancouver International Airport. Browse the shops at McArthurGlen for some high-end deals. Leave Dogwood at 10:45 a.m. Estimated return at 5:45 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 10:30 a.m. Estimated return at 6 p.m.

592867 W

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Apr 26


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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 five 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.

Apr 11

Apr 23

Volunteer Appreciation Event

Hawaiian Spring Luau Variety Show

This is the annual volunteer recognition event at Dogwood Pavilion which is held in the Mike Butler Room. Invitations are only open to current volunteers of Dogwood Pavilion, due to seating limitations. This event will include a hot lunch and is sponsored by the Dogwood Advisory Board and the City of Coquitlam. Tu Apr 11 12 – 2 p.m. FREE

Spring is a wonderful time to enjoy the sunshine, the flowers and the company of friends in a Hawaiian Luau theme variety show by the Glen Pine singers, the Silver Pine Drama Players and friends. Let this group of fabulous entertainers brighten you up with their lively songs and performances. Light refreshments will be served. 592865 Su Apr 23 1 – 3 p.m. $5.00

Apr 3 & Jun 26

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. 586455 M Apr 3 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. FREE 586456 M Jun 26 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. FREE

Apr 5

Show & Tell Event A display of watercolour and acrylic paintings, carvings, turned wood creations, quilts and other wonders, all with their creators present! Come meet the talented Dogwood members who produce such marvels, find out more about the groups and see if you want to join! W Apr 5 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. FREE

Apr 5

Volunteer Recognition Volunteers are the roots of strong communities. Join us as we celebrate and show our appreciation for the wonderful volunteers who share their time, energy and skills to make this community a better place. Current volunteers are encouraged to RSVP their attendance by March 31, 2017. W Apr 5 5 – 7 p.m. FREE

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Apr 19

National Canadian Film Day 150

Apr 29

National Canadian Film Day 150 is a massive one-day, coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of our nation's sesquicentennial. On April 19, 2017, join your fellow Canadians in theatres, libraries, schools, public squares and drive-ins across the country as we celebrate our nation's cinema! Please preregister. Limited seating. Movie: Still Mine 592454 W Apr 19 1 – 3 p.m. FREE Movie: Away From Her 592455 W Apr 19 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

Apr 21

Pub Night: Zachary Stevenson – Buddy Holly Plus More! Zachary Stevenson will lead his fourpiece 'Smashed Hits' band, playing timeless rock'n'roll hits from the 1950s, including the music of Buddy Holly, Elvis, Ritchie Valens, The Everly Brothers and many more. Doors open at 5:15 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. F Apr 21 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. $38.25

Dinner & Dance: Cinco de Mayo Candace and Aidan Zanini hosts an evening of music and dance in the Great Room. Couples and singles are welcomed. Ballroom, line-dancing, anyway you want to move. Dinner included. Bar on site. Mexican Cinco de Mayo Theme! Festival Seating 591744 Sa Apr 29 6:30 – 11 p.m. $38.25

April 30, May 2, 4

Dogwood Drama presents Lathered Up – A Comedy The soap opera “Magenta Place” is struggling. Its ratings are down and the sponsor is threatening to pull the plug. A new production consultant is hired to spice up the storyline. Her drastic changes turn around the failing fortunes of the ailing soap, but not without some casualties along the way. Tickets will be available from Drama Club Members. Su Apr 30 1:30 p.m. $5.00 Tu May 2 7:30 p.m. $5.00 Th May 4 1:30 p.m. $5.00

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Special Events May 1

Musical Monday 2017 Let's all unite in song to celebrate music in our lives! The Scott Creek Middle School Choir and the Glen Pine Singers join up on the Spirit Square Stage. Launched in 2005 by The Coalition for Music Education, Music Monday is the world's largest single event dedicated to raising awareness for music education. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students, educators, and music makers participate in a simultaneous nationwide concert performance of an original song written by a Canadian artist. 593948

M May 1 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.


May 4

Smart Phone & Tablet Session Do you have a smart phone or tablet? Wondering how to make it work? Volunteers from the Poirier Youth Program Committees will be on hand to help you figure out your device. Please bring your device with you, pre-register to help with planning purposes. 597162 Th May 4 4 – 5 p.m. FREE

May 7

May 27 & Jun 23

Collectibles Showcase & Antique Fair

Friday Night Out Dance Lesson & Social

New event for 2017! If you have a special collection you would like to display (dolls, comics, coins, stamps, sporting cards, etc.) or you have antiques/memorabilia you want to show off, barter or sell. To book a table, call 604-927-4386. Table cost is $13.50. Admission to the event is FREE. This event is held indoors in the Glen Pine Great Room. 591648 Su May 7 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

What to do on a Friday night? Why not ballroom dance! Start with a lesson followed by practice time in a social setting for dancers who have taken lessons or have experience with Ballroom and Latin dance. There is an option to just take a lesson then leave OR just come in for the social time. Glen Pine has a great dance foor with easy parking on Friday nights at the new Burlington Drive parking lot. Refreshments and drinks available for sale at the Bistro. Lesson & Social 589842 F May 26 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. $20.00 589840 F Jun 23 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. $20.00 Lesson Only 589843 F May 26 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. $15.00 589838 F Jun 23 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. $15.00 Social Only 589839 F May 26 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. $15.00 589841 F Jun 23 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. $15.00

May 17

Dogwood Presents: 40th Anniversary Afternoon Tea Celebrate Dogwood's 40th Anniversary with afternoon tea in the Mike Butler Room. Live background music will be played by Triskellion on the harp, flute and violin. Catered by the Centennial Secondary Culinary Arts Program and sponsored by the Dogwood Advisory Board. For current Pavilion Pass holders only. W May 17 2 – 3:30 p.m. $12.00

May 6

Coquitlam Dogwood Garden Club Plant Sale Great prices and selection of perennial, annuals, tomatoes and herbs. Admission is free. Arrive early for the best selection and bring a friend to help carry your treasures for you. Garden club members will be available to answer questions. For further information contact Margaret at 604-931-3433 or email margaret. Sa May 6 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

May 7

Neighbourhood Swap Meet One person's junk is another person's treasure. Load up your car with items you no longer need and drop them off at Glen Pine Pavilion. Parking is available at Coquitlam City Hall parking lot off Burlington Drive (no stopping on the street). Tables are assigned to sellers at time of registration. Su May 7 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. $13.50

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Glen Pine Themed Luncheons 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. Mother’s Day 586228 F

Father’s Day

May 12

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


586229 Th Apr 13

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.



586232 Th Jun 15

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


National Shrimp Day 586233 Th May 4

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Glen Pine You Have Talent 586231 Th Jun 8

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


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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 May 24

May 30

Meeting of the Melodies

Hoedown with Kathy

Choirs from various centres and pavilions in the Lower Mainland have been invited to participate in Glen Pine's Meeting of the Melodies Spring Concert in celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday. Enjoy listening to these groups present musical magic and then come together to sing in perfect harmony. Light refreshments included. 586602 W May 24 1:30 – 3 p.m. $5.00

Coming to the Annual Hoedown with Kathy Bramley? A wrap-up social with good music, some dancing, good laughs and fun for this western theme party! Light refreshments provided. 590691 Tu May 30 12:15 – 2:15 p.m. $10.00

“Superstars” of Swing, Pop, Soul, Country, Latin You will enjoy all of these and more at the Dogwood Songsters’ Spring concerts. We look forward to welcoming you! Tickets will be available in April. Su May 28 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. $6.00 Su Jun 4 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. $6.00

Jun 1

Two One-Act Plays: Happy Birthday Sweet 16 & No Frills May 27 Airline The Kent Street Players will be Glen Pine Live: The Cover performing two one-act comedy plays. Up (Richard Crooks Band) Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen –A Get on your dancing shoes and bring back those dance moves from the 60's, 70's and 80's with The Cover Up! Dress up to suit the colourful era and enjoy an evening with Elvis, The Beach Boys, The Beatles and more. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Sa May 27 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. $23.35

surprise birthday plan for Bert's wife, Karen, goes completely awry with unexpected and funny twists and turns. No Frills Airline – Flying isn't what it used to be. Take it from the passengers, flight attendant and captain. What a fight!' Come for an afternoon of good laughs. Tea/coffee and treats provided. 592768 Th Jun 1 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. $5.00

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.


EW Glen Pine Pavilion NIM T E Fridays at 1 – 3 p.m. ADMISSION: $1.00

May 28 & Jun 4

Songsters Spring Concert

Jun 2

Pub Night: The Driftsmen The Driftsmen are a versatile group of musicians who perform songs that span from the rock'n'roll era to contemporary pop music. Their musical repertoire is known to entertain audiences of all ages. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m. Tables assigned at registration. F Jun 2 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. $23.35

Jun 13

An Evening of Jazz in Spirit Square An evening of live jazz music presented by Pinetree Secondary School on the Spirit Square Stage. Performances by Jazz Band 9; Jazz Band 10; Jazz Band 11 – 12; Charity Jazz Band. Bring a chair/blanket and enjoy the musical evening outdoors. Tu Jun 13 Times TBA FREE

Jun 25

Strides For Strokes 2017 Join the Coquitlam Stroke Recovery Branch for their 7th annual Strides for Stroke walk. This event is to educate the public about stroke and to raise awareness in the community. Funds from the walk will go to pay for activities and services for stroke survivors. For information on this event, contact Margaret Hansen at 604-927-6093. Event will be held at Dogwood Pavilion. Su Jun 25 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. FREE

Jun 30

Canada Day Luncheon Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday with a hot lunch in the Mike Butler room. Brian Zalo will be here to entertain us with some of your favourite songs. F Jun 30 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $17.10

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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

• Hot meals will continue most days throughout the summer; menu posted in the pavilion and on the website

Find the Boulevard Café menu online at

Lemon Tree Café


Telephone: 604-927-6946  |  Email:

HOURS OF OPERATION Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Beverages & Snacks: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Light Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tuesday Dinners: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Last day for Tuesday dinners is June 27, 2017 Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Upstairs Bistro: Muffins & beverages -- schedule based on volunteer availability You can now enjoy a glass of wine or beer with your goods 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, page 9 •

Hot meals will continue most days throughout the summer; menu posted in the pavilion and on the website

Based on availability, frozen entrees can be purchased for take home

Self service coffee station located in the HUB, pay at the front desk

Lemon Tree Café menu online at

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

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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. Apr 3 & Apr 10

Personal Trainer Information Session

M Apr 3


M Apr 10 4 – 5 p.m.

10 – 11 a.m.

Chafer Beetle Information Session Have the crows, skunks and raccoons torn up your lawn? Join Michele McCandless, Working Foreman with the City of Coquitlam's Parks Department, to find out what a Chafer beetle is, what it does to your lawn and why. Discover what you can do to deal with the damage, what not to do and what won't work at all. 591652 W Apr 12 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

Apr 12


Apr 4

Hiking Adventures: Southwest USA Slideshow in two parts. Start with the fall colours at Grand Teton National Park, onto remarkable fossils at Fossil Butte National Monument, through Flaming Gorge and Dinosaur National Monument and finally to the spectacular rock formations of National Bridges and Canyonlands National Monuments. 592954 Tu Apr 4 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. FREE

Apr 5

Older Adult Home Safety Learn how to keep yourself and your home safe as you age. Identify warning signs that you are struggling and recognize potential hazards in your home. Discover simple ways to make your life easier and considerations for older adults with special needs. Presented by Robin Elliot. 592059 W Apr 5 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

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eHealth Apps From losing weight and tracking your activity to meditation and journaling, there's an app for that! Learn about health apps available for computer, iPad, tablet, and phone to manage your health. You are welcome to bring your device, however, this will not be a handson class. Instructor: Vicki Kendall. 592159 W Apr 5 1 – 3 p.m. $14.00

Apr 13 & Apr 27

South America, on the Edge Eunice Hodge, a member at Dogwood Pavilion, took a cruise around South America in October 2016. She started in Valparaiso, Chile and finished her journey in Rio. Along the way she took every land tour she could. Come and explore the edge of South America with her and get a feeling and a glimpse of a continent with a very different culture.

Apr 12

Want to get more out of your workout or develop a workout and reach your fitness goals? Consider a City of Coquitlam personal trainer. Learn what the city's personal trainers do, where the training is offered and how to get started. Trainers will discuss the various training packages and answer any questions you might have. Find out how they can help you can develop an individual fitness program, specifically tailored to suit your needs, schedule, abilities and goals. 591856

Apr 5

FortisBC FortisBC will be onsite to answer your questions about your FortisBC bill and give you tips on conserving energy in your home, natural gas safety, rebates and more. They will be in the lobby so please drop by. No registration required. 593942 W Apr 12 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. FREE

Apr 12

Identifying Addiction Three major kinds of addiction that seniors may need to deal with are alcohol, gambling, and medication abuse. We will examine risk factors and suggest how to approach a friend or family member when you suspect addiction. Presented by COSCO Seniors' Health and Wellness Institute. 593360 W Apr 12 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE


Th Apr 13 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.



Th Apr 27 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Apr 18

Garden Club: A Peek Behind the Curtain John Schroeder, of Valleybrook Gardens in Abbotsford, will offer a peek behind the curtain. An entertaining look behind the scenes of the gardening industry. While growing a plant may seem straight forward to gardeners, multiplying one plant into millions each year is a complex operation. You may even learn why perennials cost as much as they do! Meet in the Centennial Room. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call Margaret Manery 604-931-3433. Tu Apr 18 7 p.m. FREE

Apr 19

Your Retirement Paycheque Canadians are now living longer than ever before. As a result, the importance of having a sound financial strategy throughout retirement has never been greater. Discover how to: 1. live a worry free retirement , 2. make your money last your lifetime, 3. find additional sources of income, 4. consolidate all your money into single paycheque, 5. reduces taxes during retirement. Presented by Investors Group. 593366 W Apr 19 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Talks & Workshops Apr 19

Apr 24

WWII in the Pacific: Seeking Dorothy Lamour

Coquitlam Public Library Poirier Branch Tour

As US and Allied boys joined up to fight in the Pacific, the only thing they knew about the places was movies starring Dottie Lamour. Intrigued? Join Pat Kramer a researcher, photographer, author and professional speaker. She has written 14 guide books. 591454 W Apr 19 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

The Poirier Branch is right across the street from Dogwood Pavilion. The library today, while it resembles the one of your youth, has changed. Join Librarian, Teresa Rehman, on a tour and discover what the library in 2017 can offer you. Teresa will highlight the various collections and where they are shelved, show you how to access information on the databases and give you a tour of the new Reading Room where you can have online access to newspapers from all over the world. Teresa will go over the library's website and show you where you can find library programs and where you can download e-books. 592854 M Apr 24 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

Apr 19

Life-sizing: What's in it for you? In this combo workshop 'Smart Talk on Strata Living' will focus specifically on transitioning from a single home to a condo, or townhouse under a Strata organization and discuss the motivations, challenges, and potential benefits of this popular lifestyle; 'Dollars & $ense' covers the financial considerations of Strata Living including strata fees, special levies and the newly introduced Depreciation Report requirements. Presented by Terry Hyska, Strata and Seniors Real Estate Specialist, investor, homeowner, and Strata Council member. 590721 W Apr 19 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. FREE

Apr 20

Are you Concerned About Developing Alzheimer’s or Dementia? Learn some profoundly simple ways to address the conditions of Alzheimer’s and dementia at the root cause level versus only 'treating' or 'managing' the symptoms of these diseases— where in the brain? Presented by Jon Ley, chartered herbalist, certified detoxification specialist and life coach. 591475 Th Apr 20 7 – 8:30 p.m. FREE

Apr 27

Homeopathy and Gardening Spring is coming, get your gardening gloves on, but how about the pains? In this presentation the focus is on how homeopathic remedies can help you with the aches and pains after the heavy lifting, cramping from too much pruning or just not being gardening for several months. Presented by Lucy DiPieri. 592939 Th Apr 27 12:30 – 2 p.m. FREE

Apr 27

Choose The Right Footwear To Keep Active Which shoe should you wear for walking, or pickleball or running or any other activity? There is so much footwear to choose from, how do you even begin to decide. Join Ermin Paghtakan, a certified pedorthist from Kintec, located in Port Moody, and find out how to decide which shoe would be best for you and your activities. There are many considerations including: your lifestyle, form, movement and alignment as well as your individual foot. This is a general presentation to educate you on things to consider. Ermin will not be speaking to individual concerns. 593105 Th Apr 27 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

May 3

Frauds & Scams Fraud is the number one crime against senior citizens. The more information you have regarding the signs to watch for, the better you are protected. 1. How do frauds and scams target consumers? 2. What is identity theft? 3. What are some ways to protect yourself from identity theft? 4. What are some ways to deal with telemarketers? Presented by BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support. 593319 W May 3 9:30 – 11 a.m. FREE

May 5

Camino de Santiago Roy and Inge, experienced pilgrims from the Canadian Company of Pilgrims, will give a presentation on walking the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain. The route has been a mediaeval Christian pilgrimage to the remains of Saint James for over 1000 years. The Camino has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 1984 was named the first European Cultural Route. Today, pilgrims from all nations, faiths, religious and non-religious walk to experience Spanish history, scenery, culture, food, drink, the joy of meeting other pilgrims and native Spaniards – all at a walking pace. Presentation will talk about planning and preparing as well as the actual experience. 592934 F May 5 10 a.m.– 12 p.m. FREE

May 9 & May 11

ONE PASS Information Session The City of Coquitlam has introduced the ONE PASS, a flexible pass that 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 which City of Coquitlam facilities you can use, what they offer, how the pass works, the cost and how to get it. Life happens . . . your fitness pass should be as flexible as you are. 591859

Tu May 9 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.



Th May 11 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.


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Talks & Workshops May 10

CALM Workshop Chemical Awareness and Environmental Health. In our daily lives, we are constantly exposed to chemical substances that can have long-term effects on our health. Learn how chemicals in the environment affect health, air quality, food and drinking water. Also includes safety with household chemicals, gardening tips, food handing, and consumer products. Adopting a preventive approach can limit such exposures and improve health. Presented by Health Canada. 590672 W May 10 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE

May 10

Move For Health Day Move for Health Day is a worldwide initiative coordinated by the World health organization to promote the importance of Physical activity. Join your Dogwood staff, Judy, Joanne, Jennifer, Lorraine and Charlene for a walk from Dogwood to Mundy Lake in Mundy Park. The pace will allow for casual conversation and when we get to Mundy Park, Joanne Pickford, a retired Registered Professional Forester, will answer questions and share information on the valuable trees that make up the park. If you've never been to Mundy Park, it's a jewel of Coquitlam and this guided walk is the perfect introduction. On the return to Dogwood, enjoy a healthy snack and the opportunity to win a first aid kit, sun tan lotion and other Move for Health Day giveaways. 591457 W May 10 12 – 1:30 p.m. FREE Join your walk leader Corinne Bader for a walk to Hoy/Scott Creek. The pace will allow for casual conversation. Once at Hoy/Scott Creek, Corinne will share information related to trails, safety and fitness. On the return to Glen Pine, enjoy a healthy snack and an opportunity to win some Move for Health Day giveaways. 592761 W May 10 12 – 1:30 p.m. FREE

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May 10 & Jun 14

Explore Fascinating Kazakhstan Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world and yet it remains comparatively unknown. It is vast country in the very heart of Eurasia, where antiquity merges with the future and Eastern traditions are tempered with Western innovations. Explore Almaty, the centre of tourism in Kazakhstan, see mountains with snow peaks, and learn about ancient history, nature, culture and traditions. An interesting visual and verbal presentation by Milada Dzevitskaya sharing her own photos and experience. Part A: The Country 591481 W May 10 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $7.00 Part B: The City Alam-Ata 591482 W Jun 14 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $7.00

May 16

Burke & Widgeon May 11

Online Registration Workshop Learn how to register for programs from the comfort of your home. 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. 592068 Th May 11 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE

May 15 & Jun 15

Co-Existing with Wildlife In Coquitlam we have a variety of wildlife: bears, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, hawks, owls to name a few. They live in the forests, along waterways, in parks, and sometimes make their way into our backyards. Julie Kanya, City of Coquitlam Wildlife Coordinator, will talk about how we can co-exist with our wild neighbours and avoid conflicts. The presentation will look at a variety of wildlife with a focus on the bears who are just waking up from hibernation. Plenty of time for questions. 591462

M May 15 1 – 2:30 p.m.



Th Jun 15 10 – 11:30 a.m.


Lyle Litzenberger, author of Burke and Widgeon – A Hiker's Guide, will present a slide show of hiking basics and photographic highlights of the Burke Widgeon area, including a then and now photographic comparison of the Burke ski lodge area from the perspective of change from 1968 – 2008. 591480

Tu May 16 1:15 – 3:15 p.m.


May 16

Garden Club : Growing & Caring for Peonies Join Malcolm Ho-You to learn about growing and caring for various species of peonies, both shrubs and trees. Meet in the Centennial Room. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call Margaret Manery 604-931-3433. Tu May 16 7 p.m. FREE

May 17

Pedestrian Safety Although walking has many benefits for older adults there is also a need to understand its potential hazards and take necessary precautions. This workshop also covers the use of public transit and improving safety in the community. Presented by COSCO Seniors' Health and Wellness Institute. 593361 W May 17 1 – 2:30 p.m. FREE

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Talks & Workshops May 18

May 25

Communities in Bloom 2017

Advance Funeral Planning

In October 2016, Coquitlam won the National (over 50,000 population) Communities in Bloom Civic Pride and Beautification competition. Last year's projects included a public produce garden, a signature rose named after Coquitlam, toy libraries, a 125 Coquitlam gardens photo challenge and much more. As well, it highlighted the Centennial Rose Garden, Riverview Arboretum, Mundy Park, Mackin House, Place Des Arts, Coquitlam River and Town Centre Park. Join Jennifer Urbaniak, Park Spark Program Coordinator to find out what is coming up for 2017 for the international competition. Jennifer will highlight initiatives from last year, like the Coquitlam Munch and let you know about the upcoming initiatives for 2017.

Planning in advance for your funeral is really a gift for those you love. Asking yourself why you should pre-plan? There are several good reasons including: peace of mind, cost control and knowing your options. Presented by Linda Mizuguchi, Burquitlam Funeral Home. 592158 Th May 25 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

592009 Th May 18 1 – 3 p.m.





Jun 23 10 – 11:30 a.m.

May 24

Legal Capacity for Seniors & Vulnerable Persons Learn about legal capacity, what it is, planning for incapacity, powers of attorney for property, financial abuse or undue influence, and probate avoidance. Presented by Investors Group. 593398 W May 24 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

May 24

Rockhounding 101 This hobby can lead naturally to lapidary, the cutting, polishing and mounting of gemstones, rocks and minerals. Join Christine Stanley, lapidary instructor here at Dogwood, for some basic information on rocks and the art of lapidary. Christine will talk about hardness, weight, identification markers and the important use in our every day lives of mined material. If you have picked up a rock or mineral and wondered about it, took it home and put in on your windowsill, this class is for you. If you want to get together with others who share your interest, Christine will talk about local rock hounding groups and how to join. 592063 W May 24 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

May 25

Homeopathy & Menopause

Maillardville History

Menopause can be a distressing time for many as it's often associated with sleeping problems, night sweats, hot flashes, irritation, and feeling totally misunderstood and powerless. This normal transition to a menses-free life can be a real challenge for our loved ones and for us, but it does not have to be this way. Homeopathy can help us with these changes while becoming stronger and empowered and in the process learning to honor yourself. Presented by Lucy DiPieri. 592938 Th May 31 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

May 25

Releasing Negative Emotions Related To & Causing Chronic Pain High amounts of stress or negative emotions like anger or fear can have a negative impact on one's health making a person more susceptible to common health conditions like the cold and flu and other more serious conditions over time. We are not consciously aware of all our negative emotions which perhaps starts to explain why there are some health conditions we cannot make any progress with no matter what standard conventional or alternative treatments we try. There are relatively easy ways to detect and become aware of these deeper hidden emotions, and straightforward ways to release them. Presented by Jon Ley, chartered herbalist, certified detoxification specialist and life coach. 591478 Th May 25 7 – 8:30 p.m. FREE

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

May 29 The history of Maillardville has been compiled in a new book With Hearts and Minds: Maillardville, 100 years of history on the west coast of BC. Author Al Boire, long time resident and a board member of the Maillardville Residents Association and past president, will talk about the history of Maillardville, how this enclave of French Canadians developed, its connection to Coquitlam, Fraser Mills and the logging industry. He will bring the history of this unique neighbourhood in Coquitlam to life and copies of his book will be available for purchase. 591459 M May 29 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

May 30

Mt. Galiano Park, Active Pass & Northern Vancouver Island Two part slideshow. One part consists of hiking the usual route through Bluff and Mount Galiano Parks with beautiful views over Active Pass. The second is hiking the trails in the northern part of the island, which has remarkable scenery that is seldom seen by the day traveler. 592955 Tu 1:30 – 3:30 pm. FREE

Jun 1

Healthy Eating for Older Adults Learn how to use Canada's revised food guide and food labels to make healthy food choices. Light healthy snacks will be served. Presented by Council of Senior Citizens Organization of BC, Senior's Health and Wellness Institute. Delivered by a trained senior volunteer. 592004 Th Jun 1 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE

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Talks & Workshops Jun 14

Elder Abuse Information

Jun 5

Learn about social isolation and abuse of older adults, types of abuse and people involved and strategies to deal with abuse. Presented by BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support. 593365 W Jun 14 9:30 – 11 a.m. FREE

Life-Sizing: Part 1: Smart Talk on Strata Living There are many reasons, opportunities and choices to consider when looking at transitioning from a conventional single family home. The focus of this workshop is on transitioning to a condo, or townhouse under a Strata organization. We will discuss the motivations, challenges, and potential benefits of this popular lifestyle, providing you with a very clear picture of ' what's in it for you?' Presented by Terry Hyska, Royal LePage 592855 M Jun 5 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE Part 2: Dollars & $ense Jun 12 There are many potential cost benefits to consider when looking at the transition to Strata Living. The 'Dollars & $ense' component in this workshop will focus on the anticipated costs of living in a Strata compared to a conventional single-family residence. Discuss the common day-to-day expenses, monthly strata fees, and how to proactively plan for forecasted and unexpected costs. Presented by Terry Hyska, Royal Lepage 592857 M Jun 12 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE

Jun 15

Dogwood Garden Tour Join Bill Nichol, a City of Coquitlam gardener, on a walking tour of the gardens around Dogwood Pavilion. This is your chance to ask questions about the trees, shrubs and plants that surround us at Dogwood. Bill is extremely knowledgeable and will be able to tell you what we have in our gardens, why they work best where they are planted and why they were chosen for our site. Pre-registration is required. 591456 Th Jun 15 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

Jun 16

Preparing for your Care Years Review legacy planning issues, such as charitable giving as well as help people to prepare a care plan for their retirement portfolios. Presented by Bryan Stark, Edward Jones. 591479 F Jun 16 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

Jun 6

Mature Driver Assessment Procedures At the age of 80, seniors may be required to have their driving skills assessed. This workshop will describe how aging may affect driving skills and suggest how people may compensate. The BC Assessment process is described in detail and participants are advised how to do their best in various testing situations they may face. Presented by Council of Senior Citizens Organization of BC, Senior's Health and Wellness Institute. Delivered by a trained senior volunteer. 592008 Tu Jun 6 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

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Jun 20

Having Trouble Getting Rid of Pain and Inflammation? There are alternative ways to be able to reduce and eliminate pain and inflammation without necessarily having to go the medication or surgery route and avoiding the side effects. Develop a clearer understanding of how the body works and discover some natural ways that you can implement right now to reduce inflammation, degeneration and pain in your body. Presented by Jon Ley, Chartered Herbalist, Certified Detoxification Specialist and Life Coach. 591470 Tu Jun 20 7 – 8:30 p.m. FREE

Jun 21

Mental Health Are you concerned about your mental health? An overview of mental disorders and ways individuals can contribute to their own mental health are discussed. Presented by COSCO Seniors' Health and Wellness Institute. 593362 W Jun 21 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

Jun 22

Mindful Eating A Joyful Relationship with Food Learn easy mindful eating techniques to put into practice immediately. Learn to reduce overeating, lose weight, overcome habitual/emotional eating and struggling g with food while improving health and quality of life. Try it, your eating will never be the same! Practiceoriented class. Bring your lunch or purchase your lunch from the Boulevard Café and bring it to class. 590338 Th Jun 22 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. $9.45

Jun 27 Jun 20

Garden Club Everyone is encouraged to bring plants from their home and garden to display. Prizes awarded for participation. Meet in the Centennial Room. Everyone is welcome. For more information please call Margaret Manery 604-931-3433 Tu Jun 20 7 p.m. FREE

Estate Planning Information The seminar will address how to have 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. 593399 Tu Jun 27 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Talks & Workshops Jun 29

Mobile Falls Prevention 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. Presented by Fraser Health. Th Jun 29 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. FREE

Jun 29

Homeopathic Remedies for the Summer Summer is finally around the corner. Here comes the overheating, insect bites, BBQ meat is not cooked enough and then someone gets food poisoning! The grandkids or kids are out more and they are collecting scrapes and falls. Once again knowing the correct homeopathic remedy you not only save the day but have more time to enjoy the warmer season outdoors. Presented by Lucy DiPieri. 592940 Th Jun 29 10 – 11:30 a.m. FREE

Legacy Fund RFP The Coquitlam 2016 55+ BC Games Society declares a Legacy Fund of approximately $30,000! The Coquitlam 2016 55+ BC Games Legacy Committee is requesting proposals from eligible organizations that provide and promote physical activities and events for the 55+ community. Organizations must meet the following criteria in order to apply for funding from the Coquitlam 2016 55+ BC Games Society Legacy Fund:   

Registered in the City of Coquitlam Be a not-for-profit, charitable, private or unincorporated organization The intent of your proposal must be to primarily support and promote: o Active Coquitlam residents aged 55+ o Sport, community and social activities o Facilities, programs and services

For more details and to download application:

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR CITY! The City of Coquitlam has a number of easy options for Coquitlam residents to contact and to stay connected and up-to-date with City activities and events. Hear about new programs and opportunities to give feedback on City projects. 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!

FITNESS BEGINNERS 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.

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

TOTAL FITNESS An energetic workout incorporating strength, cardio, and core.

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


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.

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




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

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

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

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

Improve strength, posture, balance, and agility through the use of functional exercises, resistance training, and appropriate stretches. Great for those who have osteoporosis and medical clearance to participate.



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

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

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



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



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


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

YOGA: HATHA INTERMEDIATE For those looking to deepen their yoga practice.

YOGA: YOGA/PILATES FUSION 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

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

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

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Registered Programs 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.

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them or share our colouring sheets and supplies. 590682 Tu Apr 11 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. $7.00 590683 W Apr 26 1 – 3 p.m. $7.00 590686 M May 8 1 – 3 p.m. $7.00 590687 Th May 25 1 – 3 p.m. $7.00 590693 W Jun 7 1 – 3 p.m. $7.00 590695 Tu Jun 20 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. $7.00

Crafts: Easter Eggs Doodle, colour and draw beautiful Easter eggs inspired by your imagination and traditional Ukrainian folk designs. All ages welcome for this intergenerational activity—bring a grandchild along if you wish! 591460 Su Apr 2 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. $10.00 591461 W Apr 12 3:30 – 5 p.m. $10.00

Crafts: Home Spa Body Care

ARTS, CRAFTS & HOBBIES Art Journaling Explore colours, mediums, and individual expression as you make your own art journal from recycled paper. Follow your imagination with inspiring prompts that guide you to fill pages with one-of-a-kind creations. No previous art experience required. Some supplies included. 590701 M Jun 5 – Jun 26 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $45.00

Crafts: Clean & Green House Products Eliminate nasty toxins in your home! Create environmentally-friendly household cleaners: citrus cleaning powder, window n' glass shine, room fresh and oven cleaner. Recipes for bug repellant, disinfectant room spray, bed bug sheet spray and a microwave cleanup. All supplies included. 591605 Th Apr 27 6:30 – 9 p.m. $34.00

Crafts: Colouring Fun Social Colouring is not just for kids anymore! Colouring has been associated with wellness, relaxation and brain stimulation. Bring your own colouring book and colouring supplies if you have

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In this hands-on class, make a himalayan body scrub, dead sea mineral mud body wrap, cellulite lotion and a toning body oil. Recipes for creams, foot scrubs and nail salves. All supplies included in course fee. 591606 Th May 18 6:30 – 9 p.m. $36.00

Crafts: Mother's Day Origami Flowers Create a beautiful bouquet of paper flowers for Mother's Day. Learn how to fold a variety of flowers, from easy to more challenging, and mount them on handmade leafy stems. All ages welcome for this intergenerational activity—bring a grandchild along if you wish! 591463 Su May 7 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. $10.00 591464 Th May 11 3:30 – 5 p.m. $10.00

Crafts: Natural Sun Protection Skincare Customize your sun protection. Make your own tropical sun lotion, aloe aftersun spray, chamomile hair treatment and SPF lip balm. Recipes for hair rinses and deep conditioners also included. All supplies included in course fee. 591608 M Jun 12 6:30 – 9 p.m. $36.00

Crafts: Stout Suds Natural Beer Soap Making Using a stout beer, learn the basics of soap making to create a cedarwood and lemon bar. No previous soapmaking experience necessary. Explore ingredients, methods and techniques of soap making. All supplies included in course fee. 591607 Th Jun 1 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $38.00

Doodle Joy Doodling has been proven to sharpen focus and mental retention while improving attitude and outlook on life. Stimulate your creativity and selfconfidence. No previous art experience required. 590673 Th Apr 13 – May 4 1 – 3 p.m. $36.00 FREE Youth Week Special: Bring your teen with you! 593054 Tu May 2 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FREE

Drawing: Sketching & Painting Learn to sketch from still life photos and turn your drawings into small watercolour paintings using graphite, watercolour paint, pen, ink and watersoluble coloured pencils. See front desk for supply list. Instructor: Tammy Pilon. 592007 Th Apr 13 – May 18 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $88.85

Flower Arranging: Blooms Alive An introductory floral arranging course for the beginner. Learn to care for and prepare fresh flowers. You will create a small take home piece each week. All supplies included. Instructor: Jean Gettle, Tri-City florist for 35 years. 591862 W Apr 12 – May 3 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $70.00

Knitting: Learn to Knit at Dogwood Learn to knit in this course for the absolute beginner, those still developing basic skills or wanting to refresh their skills. Participants will knit a hat, gloves and a dishcloth. Instructor: Gladys Hartle. 591879 Tu Apr 11 – May 2 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. $21.00

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Painting: Oil Painting

Lapidary Classes at Dogwood Pavilion Lapidary is the art of forming stones and minerals into decorative items. Lapidary Classes: Introduction 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. 589077 W Apr 12 – May 10 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. $26.45 589079 W Apr 12 – May 10 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. $26.45

Silversmithing: Introduction 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. Ring 592463 Tu Bezel 592464 Tu

Apr 4 – Apr 11

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. $15.60

Apr 25 – May 2 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. $15.60

Silversmithing: Silver Rose Learn how to fold and form sheet silver to create a rose pendant. Additional fee of approximately $25 payable to instructor to cover the cost of the silver. 592467 Tu May 9 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. $7.80

Painting: Acrylics Intermediate 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 required. 587254 Tu Apr 4 – Jun 6 9 – 11:30 a.m. $89.65

Silversmithing: Spinner Ring Make your own beautiful spinner ring. The ring consists of four rings put together with the center ring able to spin around the other three. Prerequisite: Introduction to silversmithing, ring class. Additional fee payable to instructor to cover the cost of the silver. 592470 Tu May 30 – Jun 13 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. $23.50

Wire Wrapping Basics Learn the art of wire wrapping. The lapidary room hosts wire wrapping every Tuesday afternoon. For your first visit, you will get an introductory class for $7.80 (payable to the instructor). You can then attend on subsequent Tuesdays for a drop-in session ($2.00). 592469 Tu Apr 4 – Jun 13 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Polymer Clay Beads Learn to create beautiful jewelry with ease through the use of polymer clay beads. An instructor will guide you through the process of making the beads. Additional $5.00 supply fee payable to the instructor. 593107 Tu Apr 25 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. $7.80 593108 Tu May 9 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. $7.80

Painting: Exploring Acrylics 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 one-on-one instruction. Instructor: Eileen Harder 589767 M Apr 10 – Jun 26 12:30 – 3 p.m. $89.65

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Learn about canvas choice and preparation, materials selection, the laying of burnt umber, the alla prima technique (wet-on-wet) and other techniques by means of ongoing projects. All participants will progressively move on to the next level during this course. Instructor: Mark Pytlos. 587255 W Apr 5 – May 3 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $63.20 587256 Tu May 9 – Jun 6 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $63.20 588555 W May 10 – Jun 7 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $63.20 588556 Tu Apr 4 – May 2 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $63.20

Painting: Silk Painting Introduction Using vibrant French dyes on habotai silk, experiment with different silk painting techniques such as water-based resists, dilutants and salt. This is a processfocused course rather than project-based. There are lots of serendipitous discoveries to be made! Instructor: Kathy King. 592757 F 592758 F

Apr 7 – Apr 28 May 5 – May 26

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$47.55 $63.35

592460 M

Apr 24 – May 15 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.


Painting: Watercolour Introduction Learn the basics of watercolour painting in this three-week class. Explore techniques such as composition and colour. Instructor Tammy Pilon. 591649 Th Apr 6 – Apr 20 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $57.00

Painting: Watercolour Explore techniques such as composition and colour. Returning and new participants welcome. Special attention will be given to beginners. Supply list can be picked up at Dogwood front desk. Instructor: Hazel Graveness. 589770 Tu Apr 11 – May 30 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $85.80

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Registered Programs 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 Jun 6 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $2.00 Tu Jun 13 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $2.00 Tu Jun 20 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $2.00 Tu Jun 27 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $2.00

Painting & Yoga: Enhanced Creativity Regular exercise often correlates with boosts in creative energy. In this combination class, you will learn to transform your spontaneous creative juices into inspired, beautiful paintings. This is not a technical painting lesson, but rather a chance to harness the artistic and spiritual energy that comes from practicing yoga. No prior experience is necessary. Supplies included. Teacher: Bernadette Rollin. 593363 Su Apr 2 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. $43.50

Photography: Digital SLR Intermediate Practice skills such as back lighting, fill flash and depth of field in this handson class. Completion of the Digital SLR course or a very sound understanding of your digital camera is required for registration. Will include some outdoor work, weather permitting. 591483 Th Apr 20 – May 4 7 – 8:30 p.m. $27.80

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. Watercolour Floral Painting You will learn to draw and paint a floral scene in watercolour from a photo provided by the instructor in this easy step-by-step workshop. 592461 Th May 25 & Jun 1 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $42.30 Acrylic Floral Painting You will learn to draw and paint a floral scene in acrylic from a photo provided by the instructor in this easy step-by-step workshop. 592462 Th Jun 8 & Jun 15 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $42.30

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Nintendo Wii Sports

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 592006 W Apr 12 – Jun 14 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. $39.00

Try bowling, boxing, baseball, tennis, golf and more with just the use of a remote control with our coaches. Wii has put the fun back into physical activity and is therapeutic for all ages. M Apr 3 – Jun 26 1 – 3:30 p.m. FREE


Woodcarving: Fantasy Houses Drop-in Minimal instruction will be provided. Drop-in for returning students only. M Apr 10 – Jun 19 1 – 3 p.m. $2.00

CARDS & GAMES Basic Networking

Bridge: Introduction for Beginners This class will introduce you to the game of bridge and cover some of the various strategies and plays. Previous experience with other card games will be an asset. Players must have a basic understanding of the names of the suits of cards. Limited class space available. 592864 Tu May 9 – June 6 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. $20.40

Cards: Learn to Play Poker Learn to play poker including Texas Hold'em, Double Omaha, Kings and Little Ones, and High Chicago styles. Beginners welcome, registration is required. Instructor: Pat Burns. 591485 Tu Apr 18 – Jun 6 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. $28.50

Cards: Poker Game Basics Learn how to play or refresh your skills of this fun, social game of skill, strategy and luck. 589821 Tu Apr 11 – May 2 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $10.40 589822 Tu May 9 – May 30 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $10.40 589823 Tu Jun 6 – Jun 27 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $10.40

Cards: Learn to Play Canasta Canasta is a matching card game where the object is to create melds of cards of the same rank, then 'go out' by playing or discarding all the cards in your hand. Learn to play or get a refresher. Instructor: JoAnn Thompson. 589844 F Apr 21 – May 12 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $10.40 589845 F May 26 – Jun 16 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $10.40

This course will take the complicated world of computer networking and break it down into easy-to-understand steps. Learn how to define a network, how to make a LAN, how to make a wireless LAN and how to implement network security. 586678 W May 3 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $14.00

Basic Troubleshooting: Windows Covers the basics on what to do when your computer begins malfunctioning. 586679 W May 3 2 – 4 p.m. $14.00

Blogging with WordPress Find out why WordPress is a popular and easy to use tool for website creation and blog publishing. WordPress is flexible enough for everyone including individuals, freelancers, artists, photographers, gardeners, hobbyists and travellers. Instructor: Ellen Low. 592856 Su Jun 4 1 – 2 p.m. $10.95

Computer File Management 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. 586680 M May 8 1 – 3 p.m. $14.00 586681 W Jun 7 1 – 3 p.m. $14.00

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Computers: Drop-in Sessions Have a computer question?

Come by the computer room to ask. We 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 Apr 3 – Jun 26 1 – 3 p.m. $3.10 F May 5 – Jun 30 2 – 4 p.m. $3.10

Google Drive with Slides Google has its own cloud technology called Drive and a presentation software called Slides. Learn the basics of this free software and how cloud technology works. Basic skills taught are similar to PowerPoint. Instructor: Vicki Kendall. 592156 W May 24 1 – 3 p.m. $14.00

Introduction to Computers A broad overview of the basics of computers and a must for anyone with no computer experience. Includes: hardware, software, email, the internet and applications. 586684 Th May 25 – Jun 15 2 – 4 p.m. $56.00

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. 586685 W May 24 1 – 3 p.m. $14.00 586686 M Jun 12 1 – 3 p.m. $14.00

Purchasing a Computer: Product Research Want some tips and tricks on what to look for when purchasing a new computer? Learn how to research your specific computer needs to ensure you purchase what is right for you. 586687 W May 31 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $14.00

Seminar: eHealth Apps From losing weight and tracking your activity to meditation and journaling, there's an app for that! Learn about health apps available for computer, iPad, tablet, and phone to manage your health. You are welcome to bring your device, however, this will not be a handson class. Instructor: Vicki Kendall. 592159 W Apr 5 1 – 3 p.m. $14.00

Tablets: The Frugal iPad Explore some of the options available on android tablets, the frugal iPad. Topics include changing settings, available programs and how to download them. Bring your tablet to the class. There will be time for questions. Instructor Vicki Kendall. 592160 W Jun 21 1 – 3 p.m. $14.00

Windows 10 Basics A great introduction if you are new to Windows. Time will be spent on navigating Windows, working with files and changing settings. Instructor: Vicki Kendall. 592154 W May 10 1 – 3 p.m. $14.00

Windows 10 Upgrade If you have been using Windows and have just upgraded to Windows 10, then come for an introduction on what's new. Instructor: Vicki Kendall 592155 W Jun 7 1 – 3 p.m. $14.00

COOKING Ayurveda Spring Cleanse Spring marks the beginning of the new biorhythm of nature, a great time to cleanse your body of toxins built up over the winter. Learn how Ayurvedic foods can help to align our body's biorhythm to that of nature. Food tasting and recipes included. Instructor: Geeta Sethi 590715 Su Apr 2 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $25.00

Easy Indian Cooking 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 590706 Su Apr 23 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $25.00

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Healthy Indian Vegetarian Meals Incorporate Indian spices with different whole foods to create 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 590708 Su May 28 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $25.00

Indian Fusion Cooking 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. at Glen Pine Pavilion 590710 Su Jun 18 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $25.00

Essentials Ingredients Explore essential cooking ingredients and new ideas for eating healthy. A different topic is covered each week. Tasting and recipes included. Instructor: Laura Murray. Green & Orange 590817 W Apr 12 6:30 – 9 p.m. Whole Grains 590816 W Apr 19 6:30 – 9 p.m. Pulses 590820 W Apr 26 6:30 – 9 p.m. Smoothies & Snacks 590821 W May 3 6:30 – 9 p.m. Seeds 590822 W May 10 6:30 – 9 p.m.

$25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00

Food Skills for Families Cook simple nutritious meals common to Canada while learning healthy cooking and eating skills that fit your budget. Eat what you prepare each class. This is a hands-on cooking class and you must commit to the whole session. Sponsored by the Canadian Diabetes Association. 590824 W May 24 – Jun 28 6 – 9 p.m. FREE

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Registered Programs FOODSAFE: Level 1 FOODSAFE Level 1 is a food handling, sanitation and work safety course designed for front-line food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers and deli workers. The course covers important food and worker safety information including foodborne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing. 592959 Su May 28 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $70.00

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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 589828 Th Apr 6 – May 4 8:45 – 9:45 p.m. $50.50 589831 Th May 18 – Jun 15 8:45 – 9:45 p.m. $50.50

Intro to Sushi Making Impress your friends and family with the art of sushi making. Expand your cooking repertoire with this easy, healthy and delicious cooking class. 592754 W Apr 12 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $36.80

DANCE Ballroom & Latin: Introduction An introduction to ballroom dance for the absolute beginner. For couples/ partners only; both people must register. Instructor: Karen Weiner 589826 W May 17 – Jun 14 7:25 – 8:20 p.m. $50.50 589827 W Apr 12 – May 10 7:25 – 8:20 p.m. $50.50 at Victoria Community Hall Instructor: Jill Symmes 594045 Tu Apr 4 – May 2 7 – 8 p.m. $50.50 594046 Tu May 9 – Jun 6 7 – 8 p.m. $50.50

Build from the basics of ballroom dance. Prerequisites: Ballroom Introduction, or some experience in ballroom dance. For couples/partners only; both people must register. Instructor: Karen Weiner. 589824 W Apr 12 – May 10 8:30 – 9:25 p.m. $50.50 589825 W May 17 – Jun 14 8:30 – 9:25 p.m. $50.50

Ballroom & Latin Dance: Intermediate Build on steps you already know and learn a few new ones. Prerequisite: Ballroom/Latin Beginners. No partner required. Instructor: Candace Zanini 589829 Th Apr 6 – May 4 7:45 – 8:45 p.m. $50.50 589832 Th May 18 – Jun 15 7:45 – 8:45 p.m. $50.50

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We now offer private ballroom and Latin dance lessons for singles and couples from beginner to advanced levels. Private lessons are the perfect way to help you learn new steps at your own pace and to work on lead and follow, style and technique. Taken in conjunction with group lessons, your skill and confidence will improve exponentially. Instructor: Candace Zanini. Call the registration line 604927-4386 for available dates. M 5:15 – 6:10 p.m. $60.00

Line Dancing Beginner Plus Belly Dance with Parvaneh Improve balance and posture, strengthen core muscles, and increase flexibility. Learn the basic techniques, postures, and shimmies. We will break down the moves to help you understand and enjoy the art of belly dance. Instructor: Parvaneh Ranjbar. 50 yrs + 589958 W 19 yrs + 589956 Th

Apr 12 – Jun 14

1 – 2 p.m.


Apr 13 – Jun 15

6 – 7 p.m.


For dancers who have taken Introduction to Line. Dancing and have at least a year of line dance experience. Instructors Austin/Lynda assess readiness. 589848 Th Apr 6 – Jun 29 12:30 – 2 p.m. $54.00

Line Dancing Intermediate Must have previous line dance experience (at least 2 years) and have completed Introduction to, Beginner and Intermediate several times. Instructors assess readiness for the next level. 589849 Th Apr 6 – Jun 29 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. $58.50


Belly Dance Intermediate Ballroom & Latin: Beginner

Get Personal: Private Ballroom & Latin Dance Lessons

Build on the skills and techniques acquired in Belly Dance for Beginners. Experience total body conditioning, and improve your posture and flexibility while learning more advanced moves. Instructor: Parvaneh Ranjbar 586566 Tu Apr 11 – Apr 25 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. $24.00 586567 Tu May 16 – Jun 20 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. $48.00

Country/Western Two-Step Beginners High energy with great country music for couples. No experience needed. Partner required. Instructor: Jill Symmes at Victoria Community Hall 590589 Tu Apr 4 – May 2 8:15 – 9:15 p.m. $50.50 590590 Tu May 9 – Jun 6 8:15 – 9:15 p.m. $50.50

Aging With Strength Intimidated by weight training, but curious about what it can do for your fitness level? Specifically designed for older adults, this three week program will include: weight room orientation and etiquette, and strength exercises done with weights (upper and lower body). Small class size will insure personal instruction. 589980 W Apr 12 – Apr 26 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. $19.20 589981 W May 17 – May 31 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. $19.20

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Alpine Centre Orientation Recommended for all users of the Glen Pine fitness room. You will be introduced to the machines, learn how to turn the machines on and off, and review safety issues and weight room etiquette. 586073 W May 3 10 – 11 a.m. $2.00 586074 W Apr 5 10 – 11 a.m. $2.00 586075 W Jun 7 10 – 11 a.m. $2.00

Ball Fit 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. 589963 W Apr 12 – Jun 14 9 – 10 a.m. $78.50

Essentrics: Forever Painless Focus on relieving chronic pain through gentle movement. Each sequence is designed to gently lubricate the joints, free up locked or tight muscles and rebalance your body. Through a series of simple, gentle exercises we can work towards ending chronic pain for good. Instructor: Tammy Hart. 590006 M 590007 M 594586 Tu 592765 Tu 592766 Tu

Apr 10 – May 15 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. May 29 – Jun 26 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$42.50 $42.50

Apr 18 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Try-It Free Apr 25 – May 30 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. $51.00 Jun 6 – Jul 11 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. $51.00

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. 590506 W Apr 19 7 – 8:30 p.m. $10.00

Mindfulness Meditation 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. 590507 W Apr 26 – May 31 7 – 8:30 p.m. $48.00

Core, Balance and Strength Training for Women

Mindful Qigong: Revitalizing The Life Force

Learn exercises to keep your muscles and bones strong, to strengthen your core, to improve your balance and proper techniques to prevent injury. 586617 Tu, Th Apr 11 – Apr 27 2 – 3 p.m. $46.10 586618 Tu, Th May 9 – May 25 2 – 3 p.m. $46.10

Learn gentle healing movements 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. 590336 Th Jun 1 – Jun 15 3 – 5 p.m. $24.00

Essentrics A completely original workout that draws from the flowing movements of Tai Chi to create health and balance, the strengthening theories of ballet to create long lean flexible muscles and the healing principles of physiotherapy to help create a pain free body. Suitable for all ages and abilities with just a few easy modifications. 589985 Tu 589986 Tu

Apr 11 – May 9 May 16 – Jun 13

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$42.50 $42.50

589852 F 589851 F 590690 Tu

Apr 21 – May 26 Jun 2 – Jul 7 Jun 6 – Jul 11

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

$51.00 $51.00 $51.00

Fitness Starter Program A comprehensive starter program with a certified weight trainer to get you moving safely and effectively. During this 45 minute session you will be provided with a basic fitness program to help achieve the results you want. Held at the Alpine Fitness Center. Instructor: Corinne Bader, BCRPA certified. 586611 Th Jun 8 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. $38.40 586612 Th Apr 13 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. $38.40 586613 Th Apr 27 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. $38.40 586614 Th May 11 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. $38.40 586615 Th May 25 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. $38.40

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 and Injury Prevention at 604-587-7866 or email 589966 Tu/Th Apr 18 – Jun 22

1 – 2 p.m.


589855 M/W Apr 10 – Jun 21

1 – 2 p.m.


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Minds in Motion A fitness and social program for people experiencing early stage memory loss due to Alzheimer's disease/dementia and a friend, family member or care partner. A certified fitness instructor conducts the fitness portion of the program, and a facilitator ensures participants are welcomed and involved in activities or just enjoying social time in a relaxed atmosphere. Light refreshments will be provided. Located at Centennial Pavilion and offered by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. For more information contact Sonia at 604-675-5157. 589969 W Apr 26 – Jun 28 1 – 3 p.m. $45.00

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Nordic Walking Adaptive For people who want to keep walking for exercise but are pre/post surgery or have mobility concerns (ex. Parkinson’s, MS, stroke recovery). This hands-on information session will introduce you to the sport. You'll learn how to enjoy walking using specialized poles with a rubber cushion foot tip to reduce stress to your hips, knees and ankle joints. Combine the aerobic and strength building benefits of cross-country skiing with the convenience of walking and burn up to 28% more calories than traditional walking! Poles will be provided. 592066 F Apr 28 – May 19 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. $25.00 592067 F May 26 – Jun 16 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. $25.00

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. Burn up to 28% more calories Poles will be provided. 592064 F 592065 F

Apr 28 – May 19 May 26 – Jun 16

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

$25.00 $25.00

589860 F 589861 F 589862 F

Apr 28 – May 19 May 26 – Jun 16 Jun 23 – Jul 14

9 – 10 a.m. 9 – 10 a.m. 9 – 10 a.m.

$25.00 $25.00 $25.00

Pickleball: Women's Only Pickleball players will learn and work on proper stroke technique, game rules and strategies through fun drills and games. Led by an experienced female instructor in a safe, non-competitive environment with your peers. Equipment supplied and ALL levels welcome! 592107 W Apr 5 – May 10 12 – 1 p.m. $33.90 592108 W May 17 – Jun 21 12 – 1 p.m. $33.90

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Pickleball: Social Drop-in

Yoga Intermediate

Join us for the popular game of pickleball! There will be an instructor available to give you tips to learn and improve your game. This fun organized social opportunity is for beginner to intermediate of players. You must supply your own racquets and balls. Poirier Forum (please pay at Dogwood Pavilion) Tu Apr 4 – Jun 20 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. $2.00 Victoria Hall Tu Apr 4 – Jun 22 9 – 11 a.m. $5.71

Progression into intermediate yoga exercises. Gentle stretches give new energy and vitality. Tension, stiffness and those little aches and pains tend to disappear. Some yoga experience required. For those looking to expand their yoga practice. Prerequisite: Yoga Beginner several times. Instructor: Loura Yuen 590020 590022 590019 590023

Yoga Beginner Improve your concentration, relaxation, flexibility and energy through stretching, postures and breathing techniques. Instructor: Bernadette Rollin. 590011 F Apr 7 – May 12 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. $45.00 590012 F May 19 – Jun 16 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. $45.00

Yoga Chair A gentle program for those with limited mobility who prefer to sit in a chair. Improve your concentration, relaxation and flexibility. This ancient practice integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation to promote health and inner peace. You will improve your concentration, relaxation, flexibility and energy. Instructor: Bernadette Rollin 590004 F Apr 7 – May 12 1 – 2:30 p.m. $45.00 590005 F May 19 – Jun 16 1 – 2:30 p.m. $45.00 Instructor: Heather Dawson 589912 M Apr 24 – Jun 5 10:15 – 11:30 a.m. $54.00  589913 M Jun 12 – Jul 17 10:15 – 11:30 a.m. $54.00  589914 Th Apr 13 – May 18 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. $54.00  589915 Th May 25 – Jun 29 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. $54.00 Instructor: Liz Brown  589911 F Apr 21 – May 26 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. $54.00  589918 F Jun 2 – Jul 7 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. $54.00

M M Tu Tu

Apr 10 – May 15 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. May 29 – Jun 26 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Apr 11 – May 16 6:30 – 8 p.m. May 23 – Jun 27 6:30 – 8 p.m.

$45.00 $45.00 $54.00 $54.00

589926 Tu Apr 11 – May 16 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. 589927 Tu May 23 – Jun 27 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. 589928 Th Apr 13 – May 18 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. 589929 Th May 25 – Jun 29 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. Instructor: Bernadette Rollin

$54.00 $54.00 $54.00 $54.00

590021 F 590024 F

$45.00 $45.00

Apr 7 – May 12 May 19 – Jun 16

9:30 – 11 a.m. 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Yoga Restorative 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. 589922 Tu Apr 11 – May 16 7:45 – 9:15 p.m. $54.00 589923 Tu May 23 – Jun 27 7:45 – 9:15 p.m. $54.00 589924 Th Apr 13 – May 18 7 – 8:30 p.m. $54.00 589925 Th May 25 – Jun 29 7 – 8:30 p.m. $54.00

Painting & Yoga: Enhanced Creativity Regular exercise often correlates with boosts in creative energy. In this combination class, you will learn to transform your spontaneous creative juices into inspired, beautiful paintings. This is not a technical painting lesson, but rather a chance to harness the artistic and spiritual energy that comes from practicing yoga. No prior experience is necessary. Supplies included. Teacher: Bernadette Rollin. 593363 Su Apr 2 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. $43.50

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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. 590016 590017 590015 590018


589930 W 589931 W

Apr 10 – May 15 May 29 – Jun 26 Apr 12 – May 17 May 24 – Jun 28

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

English Survival Learn fun and practical basic English for everyday use. Meet new multicultural friends, have fun and learn together. Gain the confidence needed to speak English with anyone in everyday conversations. For those who know minimal English. 587707 Tu Apr 11 – May 16 12 – 1:30 p.m. FREE

$45.00 $45.00 $54.00 $54.00

May 24 – Jun 28 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. $54.00 Apr 12 – May 17 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. $54.00

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 are provided. 592457 W May 10 – Jun 28 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. $86.00

Music: Guitar for Beginners Learn the basics of guitar alongside other adults. Skills such as chords, strumming, and how to read chord diagrams and tab will be introduced. Please bring your own guitar. 586620 W Apr 5 – May 10 5 – 6 p.m. $52.20

Music: Harmonica for Beginners 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. 586622 Su May 21 – Jun 25 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. $52.20

Music: Ukulele for Beginners Covers the basic mechanics of fretting, thumb picking and strumming and immediately applies them to songs ranging from Classical to Blues, Jazz, Folk, Rock and Pop. Develop a working knowledge of music theory that includes the musical alphabet, chromatic scale, diatonic scales, key signatures, chords progressions and traditional musical notation. Bring your own ukulele. 586621 Su Apr 2 – May 14 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. $52.20

English Survival 2/3 Learn fun and practical basic English for everyday use. Meet new multicultural friends, have fun and learn together. Gain the confidence needed to speak English with anyone in everyday conversations. This is a combination level 2/3 class. Level 2 is for those who know some basic English and level 3 is for those who are more advanced in speaking English. 587709 Th Apr 13 – May 18 9 – 11 a.m. FREE

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. 590907 Su Apr 23 – May 28 2:15 – 3:45 p.m. $70.25 590908 Tu Apr 25 – May 30 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $70.25

Music: Ukulele Intermediate 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. 590909 Tu Apr 25 – May 30 1 – 2:30 p.m. $70.25

Music: 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. 590910 Su Apr 23 – May 28 12:30 – 2 p.m. $70.25

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Hola! Learn to speak and write Spanish without struggling. Different levels available so you can start at the beginning and progress to advanced. Beginner  Instructor: Leticia Najera 589075 Tu Apr 11 – May 30 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $68.70 589876 Th Apr 13 – Jun 1 2:15 – 4:15 p.m. $68.70 Beginner Cont'd  Instructor: Leticia Najera 589076 Su

Apr 9 – Jun 4

12:15 – 2:15 p.m.


589875 F Apr 21 – Jun 9 2:15 – 4:15 p.m. $68.70 Intermediate Cont'd  Instructor: Aida Riano 589072 Tu Apr 25 – Jun 13 8:45 – 10:45 a.m. $68.70 Intermediate  Instructor: Aida Riano 589074 M Apr 24 – Jun 12 8:45 – 10:45 a.m. $60.10 Intermediate Cont'd  Instructor: Aida Riano 589071 Tu Apr 25 – Jun 13 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. $68.70 Advanced  Instructor: Aida Riano 589073 M

Apr 24 – Jun 12 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. $60.10

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LIFE-LONG LEARNING Genes & DNA Across Planet Earth Dr. Douglas Cousineau will present a multi-disciplinary approach to discuss the distribution of DNA and genes across planet Earth. 593719 Th Mar 23 – May 11 12:30 – 2 p.m. $40.00

Ayurveda Lifestyle Series

Alzheimer Society of BC Workshops There is no charge for this series, but as space is limited, registration is required. Please contact Dorothy at the Alzheimer Society of B.C. to register at 604-449-3792. Shaping the Journey: Living with Dementia An education series for people with dementia and their care partners to explore the journey ahead in a positive, informative and supportive environment. Learn about dementia, explore strategies for coping with changes and maximizing quality of life, review information on planning for the future, and meet others who are going through similar experiences. 590530 Th Apr 27 – May 25 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. FREE

Alzheimer's Society: Family Caregivers Series Education series for family members and friends who are caring for a person with dementia. Learn about dementia and practical coping strategies. The series covers the following topics: • basic information on dementia and its impact on individuals, caregivers, families and the community; • practical tips and tools on effective ways of facilitating communication with the person with dementia;

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• information about how the formal health care system works and how to navigate it, and; • tools for recognizing and dealing with caregiver stress. 590529 M Jun 5 – Jun 26 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FREE

Dementia Dialogues Dementia Dialogues are interactive learning opportunities for family caregivers to connect with one another and increase their 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. Creating Moments of Joy The Alzheimer Society of B.C. presents a DVD discussion based on Jolene Brackey's vision that although we cannot create a perfectly wonderful day, we sure can create perfectly wonderful moments. Life with dementia is challenging; come learn how it can also be a blessing. 590528 M Apr 3  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  FREE

Ayurveda is a traditional science of medicine going back more than 5000 years ago. This series of classes will cover the various aspects of your lifestyle with an emphasis on food in order to attain good health and build immunity. Healing benefits of traditional spices and herbs will be shared as well. Each class can be attended individually or as a series. 590711 Tu Apr 11 7 – 8 p.m. $10.00 590712 Th May 18 7 – 8 p.m. $10.00 590713 Tu Jun 13 7 – 8 p.m. $10.00

Circle of Life Workshop with Sasha Samy Unleash your inner voice and creative expression by embarking on a journey of self-exploration and fun through engaging in spontaneous drawings of the circle, guided imagery, music and sharing insights of your drawings in a safe and respectful group. No prerequisites needed, only a willingness to have fun, be open-minded and spontaneous. Please bring along a 8.5'x11 sketchbook, oil based crayons (Crayola) or coloured pencils. Instructor: Sasha Samy. 593056 W Apr 5 – Apr 26 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $32.00 593055 Th Jun 8 – Jun 28 2 – 4 p.m. $32.00

Communicating with Heart Healthy relationships are an important part of overall wellness. Join engaging discussions and practical exercises to learn essential skills for building, improving and maintaining satisfying relationships. More rewarding experiences and enhanced peace of mind awaits! Presented by Fay Wong. 591058 F May 5 – Jun 2 1 – 3:30 p.m. $27.00

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I love My Brain! How we think about our brain affects functioning and capacity. Learn key insights and strategies for enhancing memory, problem solving, creativity and peace of mind. Instructor: Fay Wong Improving Memory 591054

Tu May 2 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


590678 Th Apr 6 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Enhancing Problem Solving



Tu May 9 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


590679 Th Apr 20 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Igniting Creativity



Tu May 23 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


590680 Th May 4 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cultivating Inner Peace



Tu Jun 6

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.



Th May 18 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Life Conversations & Shared Learning Discover important insights and essential strategies for living your best life. Presented by Fay Wong. A gifted wellness consultant, Fay designs and facilitates engaging group discussions for shared learning at its best. Different topic each session. Change for Good! Our world is rapidly changing 590665 Su Apr 9 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. $27.00 Intuition What can you do to flow with changes and influence positive experiences in your life? 590667 Su Apr 23 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. $27.00 Conscious Living Everything we do in life boils down to choices. Conscious choices makes all the difference when it comes to creating and experiencing the lifestyle one desires. 590670 Su May 28 – Jun 4 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. $42.00

Philosopher's Café You don’t have to be a philosopher, you only need an opinion! Share your thoughts and hear what others have to say. 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. How do you push yourself beyond your comfort zone? Moderator: Michelle Mozel 589976 Tu Apr 18 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE Topic and moderator to be confirmed after print deadline 589975 Tu May 16 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. FREE Topic and moderator to be confirmed after print deadline 589977 Tu Jun 20 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. Moderator: John Slattery holds degrees in physics, philosophy, education and a diploma in theological studies. Rituals Ritualistic behaviour is among the oldest of human practices. All religions (and many secular groups) have their own rituals. We may also have our own individual or family rituals. But what roles do rituals play in our religious or secular lives? Why do we have them at all? And when might a ritual become obsolete? 592771 M Apr 24 1 – 3 p.m. FREE Religion & Morality Early religion (and some current ones) do not have a moral code associated with them. Judaism, Christianity and Islam do; however, how do their codes function within their religious traditions? On the whole have their codes been beneficial or malicious? Can one be moral without religion? If so, on what can morality be based? Is there such a thing as an 'objective' moral code? 592773 M May 15 1 – 3 p.m. FREE

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Levels of Intensity:


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


Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions This six week workshop will help people with chronic conditions to better manage their symptoms and their daily lives. The workshop provides information and teaches practical skills. it gives people the confidence and motivation they need to manage the challenges of living with chronic health conditions. This workshop is provided by the Ministry of Health Services and the University of Victoria, Self Management Programs. To register, call 604-940-1273 or visit Sa

Apr 29 – Jun 3

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.



May 9 – Jun 13

1 – 3:30 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. 589775 Su Apr 30 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. $3.00 589774 Su May 28 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. $3.00 589776 Su Jun 25 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. $3.00

University of Fun Stuff Imagine university with no homework, no late night studying and no need for coffee to keep you going. Join Jim McArthur as he presents The University of Fun Stuff (UFS)—university like you've never experienced. Spring 2017 What effect will the emergence of the Tweet have on communication in the 21st Century. Think about it, when was the last time that you wrote a personal letter? Will we rethink the rules of writing? 591006 Apr 20 – May 25 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $31.50

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Hikes are open to participants 12 years and up, unless otherwise stated. All participants 16 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Hiking participants will be notified of meeting locations prior to hike.

Hike: Beginner Program Cypress Lake Gain the confidence and stamina to hike Cypress Lake in this four week progressive hiking program. The journey to Cypress Lake will take in views of the Lower Mainland. Roundtrip 12km with an elevation gain of 500m. Start with an evening information session and short walk. Progress with beginner and intermediate hikes in Belcarra Regional Park and Minnekhada Park before the final hike. Location, dates, and times may vary. W Su 590660 Sa Sa

May 31 Jun 11 Jun 17 Jun 24

7 – 9 p.m. 2 – 4:30 p.m. $24.50 8 – 1 p.m. 8 – 2 p.m.

Hike: Intermediate Program Diez Vistas



Hike: Coquitlam Crunch & Yoga Challenge yourself by climbing the Coquitlam Crunch. The hard work will be worth it as you finish the evening off with a gentle restorative yoga class while enjoying the beautiful sunset. Roundtrip 6km, elevation gain 260m. 591651 Tu May 30 6 – 9 p.m. $12.00

Hike: Line Trail Loop Ascend on steep mountain bike trails and old roads to the top of the power lines on Burke Mountain. Views to Eagle Ridge and Pitt Meadows will be the highlight of the evening while taking time to see the reappearing spring vegetation in a mature second growth forest. Roundtrip 5.4km, elevation gain 300m. 590668 W May 24 6 – 8:30 p.m. $6.25

Hike: Miller Ravine & the Chines Join us on a guided hike through the lush upper section of the Miller Ravine while taking time to enjoy nature. The group will then descend into the steep forested area of the Chines before regaining elevation to make a loop back to the starting point. On a clear evening, great views of the mountains to the north can be seen. Roundtrip distance is 4km with a cumulative elevation gain to 130m. 590657 M May 1 6 – 8 p.m. $6.25

Gain the confidence to hike Diez Vistas in this four week progressive hiking program. Spanish for 'ten views' this hike offers spectacular views of Vancouver's waterways and mountains. The trail is steep and can be demanding. It covers a distance of 15km and an elevation gain of 455m. Start with an information session followed by a short hike. Progress with hikes in Belcarra Regional Park and Burke Mountain before the final hike. Prior hiking experience necessary. Location, dates and times may vary.


Th Su Su Su

Jun 1 Ju 11 Ju 18 Ju 25

6:30 – 9 p.m. 8 – 1 p.m. $32.75 8 – 2 p.m. 8 – 3:30 p.m.

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Registered Programs


Hike: Mundy Park & the Riverview Forest A member of the Burke Mountain Naturalists will guide a trip through the forest, lake and wetland areas of the well known Mundy Park and the not so well know forest and streams of the Riverview Forest. Time will be taken to enjoy nature along the way. Roundtrip is 10km with some elevation change. 590656 Su Apr 9 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $9.25

Hike: Westwood Plateau Take in greenways and urban streets on Westwood Plateau to gain elevation into the forest of Ridge Park. There's a chance for great views overlooking Coquitlam and beyond. Roundtrip 12km, elevation gain 400m. 590671 Su May 7 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. $9.25

Get Golf Ready (18 yrs +)

50 PLUS Hike: Golden Trekkers

An introduction to the golf swing, putting, chipping, equipment, rules, golf terminology and etiquette in five lessons. Take your skills out on the course on the last class. Rental equipment included. In partnership with Eaglequest Golf. at Eaglequest Golf Centre 587755 W Apr 5 – May 3 7 – 8 p.m. $129.00 587756 W May 10 – Jun 7 7 – 8 p.m. $129.00

Designed for those 50 and better. Enjoy moderate level hikes around Tri-Cities trails. Must be able to hike for 2 hours over technical terrain. Please bring water and lunch. Rain or shine. Meeting locations TBA. 586673 Th Mar 30 – Apr 25 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $24.00 586674 Th May 4 – Jun 1 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $24.00

Tennis Lessons (18 yrs +)

Players are introduced to basic singles and doubles tactics in an easy and fun way. Learn to serve, rally, and score and make a transition to full court tennis. In partnership with Global Tennis Academy. Meet at the tennis courts outside Poirier Community Centre, close to the corner of Foster Ave. and Poirier St. at Poirier Community Centre Outdoor Courts 591885 W May 17 – Jun 21 6 – 7:30 p.m. $126.00

Players are introduced to the game using a popular 'progressive' teaching method through highly qualified instructors. These lessons will prepare participants for experienced beginner or low intermediate level tennis in an easy and fun way. In partnership with Global Tennis Academy. at Bramble Park 586671 M/W May 29 – Jun 21 6 – 7:30 p.m. $168.00

Tennis Lessons

Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday in Coquitlam with events and initiatives throughout the year. Save the date! April 19 • National Canadian Film Day June 3 • Poirier Celebrates Canada 150 June 25 • 150 Minutes of Outdoor Fitness June 30 • Canada Day Luncheon at Dogwood July 1 • Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day Find out more and celebrate with us at Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

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Thank you volunteers! Your work makes a difference. Many people volunteer with the City of Coquitlam each year. From committees, special events and emergency programs, to community policing and recreation programming, volunteers contribute significantly to the quality of life in our community!

Our thanks and appreciation go to all of Coquitlam’s dedicated volunteers.

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. HOLIDAY CLOSURES April 14: Good Friday April 16: Easter Sunday April 17: Easter Monday May 22: Victoria Day

HOURS OF OPERATION Office closes half hour prior to these times Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. HOLIDAY CLOSURES April 14: Good Friday April 16: Easter Sunday April 17: Easter Monday May 22: Victoria Day

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Dance, arts, workshops, lectures and more for adults 50 and better.

SPRING 2017 50 Plus News  

Dance, arts, workshops, lectures and more for adults 50 and better.