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624 Poirier Street 604-927-6098

Glen Pine

1200 Glen Pine Court 604-927-6940

July – August 2014

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Registration for July – August programs starts on Thursday, May 22, 2014

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

1. Online:

2. Over the phone:

3. In person:

»» 604-927-4FUN (4386) Mon–Fri, 8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. (except statutory holidays) »» Payment by Visa, MasterCard or American Express »» Staff assisted registration

Register at these facilities: Dogwood Pavilion  624 Poirier St. Glen Pine Pavilion  1200 Glen Pine Crt.

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

Staff at your Service 2 Registration Information 2 Annual Pass 3 Living in Harmony 3 Services 4 Volunteers 4

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

Please note the following symbols throughout this publication used to identify location of programs and activities.  

Dogwood Pavilion 

  Glen Pine Pavilion

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

Bus Trips 6

Staff at your service

Special Events 8


Food Services 10

Talks & Workshops 14

Facilities Supervisor: Helga Ovington Program Coordinators: Beatrice Ho, Carol Morris, Samantha Cooke Recreation Leader: Darcy Harrison Office Staff: Lauren Jones, Charlene Walford, Alicia Powell, Kelsey Lambert, Raluca Radu, Jocelyn Adams

Registered Programs 16

Food Services: May Chow, Erin Riordan, Christel Wackerbauer, Roberto Arciaga, Steve Chum

Arts, Crafts, Hobbies 16

Building Service Workers: Paul Grewal, Sheila Fletcher

Cards & Games 17


Aquatics 11 Drop-in Fitness 12

Computers 17 Cooking 18 Dance 18 Health & Fitness 19 Life Long Learning 21 Outdoor Recreation 21

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Recreation Complex Supervisor: Judy Hamanishi Program Coordinators: Lorraine Hauser, Jennifer Couture, Joanne Pickford Recreation Leader: Darcy Harrison Stroke Branch Coordinator: Margaret Hansen Office Staff: Heather Spencer, Sheri Greenwood, Mary Nordby, Charlene Walford, Maren Omstead Food Services: Jill Skabar, Sharon Burke, Christel Wackerbauer, Steve Chum, Debbie Vanhalst Groups & Clubs: For a listing, visit or pick up a copy at the front desk of your local pavilion.

Glen Pine & Dogwood Pavilion 50 Plus Pavilions

Refund Policy

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

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.

An Annual Pass is required to participate in activity groups or after a maximum of two activity visits. The 2014 Annual Pass is $15.91 plus applicable taxes. This pass entitles you to participate in activities at Glen Pine Pavilion and Dogwood Pavilion. The pass is complimentary for those over 90 years of age.

Annual Pass 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.

Get Connected, Get Active Get Connected, Get Active is a program that reaches out to residents who may be new to the community looking for physical activity, leisure facilities, or facing new challenges. Inquire at the front desk for information.

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.

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

Living in Harmony By Dora Jellema April 1st marked a change in postal rates with a $1 stamp needed to mail a letter now. However a book of stamps brings the price down to 85 cents each with the permanent "P" status, introduced in 2006. Canadian postal rates are still claimed to be the lowest in the world, while Canada Post continues to introduce efficiencies, such as the new state of the art sorting office on Sea Island. Our postal system has a long history with Canada's first ever known letter sent to Henry VIII from Mariner John Rut, reporting his findings here while in command of an expedition in search of the Northwest Passage. In 1693 Pedro Da Silva became the first "mailman" between Quebec City and Montreal. Yet it wasn't until the British Government started an official postal service in 1775 when the first stamp was issued. Since then Canadian postal stamps reflect the history and special events of our country. Anyone may submit a stamp design, which can take up to two years to be issued, along with the 20 designs per year that are approved by the Stamp Advisory Committee.

The early days of postal delivery were not easy by courier service between Montreal and New York where mail from abroad arrived. By 1840 British mail came on the trans Atlantic steamer "Britannia". It was, along with Confederation, an act that regulated the postal service under the Royal Mail Canada and the Trans Canada Railway that Canadians were finally able to transport mail across the country. But it was not until 1908 that rural areas were assured of mail delivery that was free. Later, 1918 marked a pioneer air mail delivery piloted by the Royal Air Force in a two seater plane that needed to refuel twice en route between Montreal and Toronto. That evolved into regular air express only a decade later. The 70s and 80s saw labour unrest and deficits that led to the creation of a Crown Corporation along with postal codes, automated mail sorting and newer efficiencies such as community mail boxes still under debate. But nothing can replace the human warmth of volunteer postal workers who answer every child's letter addressed to Santa, the North Pole, H0H 0H0.

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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: Joanne Pickford: 604-927-6088 Beatrice Ho: 604-927-6948 All volunteer opportunities are available online at Click on Parks, Recreation & Culture Volunteering then select Dogwood Pavilion or Glen Pine Pavilion from the list. 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 contact (Dogwood) Jill at 604-9276085 or; (Glen Pine) Darcy at 604-927-6943 or

Pavilion Gift Shop Volunteers Volunteers are needed in the gift shop who are comfortable handling cash. Training will be provided. This is a great way to meet people. Contact the front desk at Glenpine or Dogwood Pavilion for information.


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.

Volunteer Information (16 yrs +) An information session for active and potential volunteers. Meet other volunteers and find out the policies and procedures involved in volunteering with the City of Coquitlam. 478143 Tu Aug 12

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Gift Shop Check out the variety of items in the shop for gifts and for yourself. The crafters, woodworkers and lapidary workers (Dogwood only) keep the gift shop well stocked.

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Librarian: Shannon Comeau

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 at 604-461-3527 For more information, please call Agnes Carlson at 604-944-9858

Sunshine Lady

Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Regular hours resume September 3.

Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Contact Jennie Davey at 604-464-3029 outside of these hours

The Sunshine Lady expresses concern when a member is ill or bereaved. Let Kaye know if a member at Glen Pine is in need of a card. Contact 604-464-9868.

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. Resumes in September.

Volunteer Interviews All volunteers at both pavilions must attend an interview session run by the city’s volunteer services department. Make your appointment at the front desk, or call the 604-927-4386 to register for a Volunteer Interview. All city volunteers must agree to a police screening check and provide two reference names. Computer Instructors If you are familiar with Windows, like helping people, are patient with beginners then join the team of computer instructors! If interested please see the front desk who will put you in touch with the computer group.

Librarian: Aileen Sams

Battery & Cell Phone Recycling

Blood Pressure Clinic Have your blood pressure checked by a volunteer retired nurse. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

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. To date we have recycled over 600 pounds of batteries!

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Volunteers & Services Planned Giving The Glen Pine 50 Plus Society and the Dogwood Pavilion Seniors Society welcomes any contribution that you might like to make in memory of a Glen Pine or Dogwood friend. For more information, please contact Dogwood Treasurer Barry Lang at 604-936-8436 or Glen Pine Treasurer Sylvia Verc at 604-942-1531. Official tax receipts are issued for donations and letters of acknowledgement are sent. When updating your will consider a donation. A gift to the Glen Pine 50 Plus Society or the Dogwood Pavilion Seniors Society supports all our activities at both pavilions.


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Life happens—your fitness pass should be as flexible as you are. The ONE PASS is here. This universal fitness pass provides access to all instructor-led drop-in programs, use of all City fitness facilities, pools and the skating rink. Starting April 1, all Annual Pavilion Pass holders under 65 years must pay adult rates to attend fitness drop-in programs. If you only use programs at the Pavilions, a 10 admission pass is $46.00 including taxes, but for only $2.00 more you can get a 10 admission ONE PASS, and gain access to ALL of Coquitlam’s recreation facilities and drop-in fitness programs. The choice is yours! New ONE PASS options available now.

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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

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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 ferry fare.

July 9

Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler with Troy Opper Cultural Journey Sea to Sky is a major new BC Aboriginal Tourism Product including narrated audio, stops at the Sea to Sky Cultural Kiosks and a guided tour of the new spectacular $30 million modern Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler. This tour includes a buffet style lunch featuring Squamish salmon chowder, chokecherry turkey club sandwiches, fresh bannock, coffee, tea, juice and one hour free time in Whistler Village. Leave Dogwood at 8:15 a.m. Estimated return at 6:00 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 8:00 a.m. Estimated return at 6:15 p.m

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July 15

Hell's Gate Adventure with Joy Brown

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. As many trips are prepaid, we need ample time to find a replacement for cancellations. City of Coquitlam Refund Policy in effect. One week prior to a bus trip, if there is space remaining, a non-annual pass holder may register. If a bus trip is full, place your name on the wait list. There is a strong possibility that another bus can be booked or another day planned. For theatre performances, we try our best to have you sit with whom you wish but there is no guarantee. If you need seating assistance, please speak to your designated trip leaders before boarding the bus. They can be identified by their name tags. Visit to subscribe to the Bus Trips List Serv, with updates on new trips and related information.

passage of the mighty Fraser River. Travel by luxury coach. Visit the observation deck, suspension bridge, gift shop, education centre and enjoy a delicious dessert with coffee and tea. Includes enroute stop at Harrison Hot Springs to have lunch on your own. Leave Dogwood at 8:50 a.m. Estimated return at 5:45 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 9:00 a.m. Estimated return at 5:30 p.m.



Jul 15


July 18

White Rock in the Summer

July 20

Hastings Race Course and Silks Buffet Since 1889 the Hastings Race Course has featured live thoroughbred horse racing and simulcast racing from other prestigious tracks. Bet on the horses and feast upon a lovely buffet lunch at Silks. Try your luck at the new casino. Thrilling, appetizing and perhaps a lucky and delightful day. Leave Dogwood at 12:00 p.m. Estimated return at 6:00 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 11:45 a.m. Estimated return at 6:15 p.m.


A leisurely afternoon in picturesque White Rock. Tasty lunch on your own at the many eateries, stroll out on to the pier or browse the interesting boutiques. Indulge and treat yourself to an ice cream cone before heading home.


Jul 20


Leave Dogwood at 11:30 a.m. Estimated return at 4:45 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 11:15 a.m. Estimated return at 5:00 p.m.

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Drive the scenic Fraser Canyon through the seven mountain tunnels into the historic heart of BC and visit breathtaking Hell's Gate. Descend by aerial tram to view this narrow

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Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Bus Trips July 24

Aug 7

Mayne Island with Joy Brown

Circle Farm Tour

Travel to historic and picturesque Mayne Island, one of the most interesting of the Gulf Islands with its endless views and unique Island lifestyle. Enjoy lunch overlooking Active Pass in the famous Springwater Inn. Visit the lighthouse, the beautiful Japanese gardens, local galleries and enjoy an easy walk through a forest of Arbutus trees. Afternoon tea will be served in the Mayne Island Inn with its remarkable views of the sea.

A very popular outing for those wishing to support local farmers and artisans. Lunch included at Golden Ears Cheesecrafters. Venues to be visited include Blue Heron Fruit Winery, Golden Ears Cheesecrafters, Meadows Fruit Market, Hopcott Premium Meats and Amsterdam Garden Centre. Wear good walking shoes (no open toed shoes, please!) dress for the weather and bring a shopping bag.

Leave Dogwood at 8:30 a.m. Estimated return at 7:35 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 8:15 a.m. Estimated return at 7:50 p.m.

Leave Dogwood at 10:15 a.m. Estimated return at 6:30 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 10:30 a.m. Estimated return at 6:15 p.m.




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Aug 7


July 27

Ladner Village Market Western Canada's largest open air market is here in Ladner. Eat local by supporting BC Farmers and appreciate the skilled artistry of different artisans. There will food vendors and musicians on site. Leave Dogwood at 10:15 a.m. Estimated return at 4:00 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 10:00 a.m. Estimated return at 4:15 p.m.



Jul 27


Aug 2

Bard on the Beach Bard on the Beach at Vanier Park celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Watch your choice of either A Midsummer Nights Dream or Cymbelline with a BBQ and fireworks included. Return times contingent on traffic. Leave Glen Pine at 2:45 p.m. Estimated return 11:45 p.m. Leave Dogwood at 3:00 p.m. Estimated return 11:30 p.m.

Midsummer Night’s Dream This Shakespeare masterpiece conjures up a world of mischief, magic and hilarious confusion for starcrossed lovers and a Fairy Queen. 479012


Aug 2


Cymbelline All is not as it appears after a young woman defies her father to follow her heart in this powerful tale of love, treachery and redemption. 479013


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Aug 11

Salt Spring Island with Joy Brown Visit unique and colorful Salt Spring Island with Joy Brown. Tour the island from north to south stopping to taste the wonderful cheeses at the Salt Spring Island Cheese Company. Explore the galleries in Ganges and stop in Fernwood to enjoy the great views. A full lunch is served on the deck of a local hotel overlooking the pretty harbour full of boats. A delicious afternoon tea is served in an elegant private home overlooking the sea. Leave Dogwood at 6:30 a.m. Estimated return at 7:00 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 6:15 a.m. Estimated return at 7:15 p.m.



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Aug 15

Paddlewheeler Boat Adventure to Steveston Take a journey down-river on the elegant, spacious paddlewheeler Native towards Steveston harbour at the mouth of the Fraser River. Cruise past the float-homes and fishing docks of Ladner and the maze of islands at the river's mouth. Docking near the Britannia Heritage Shipyards Historic Site for a two-hour layover, go ashore and explore the boat-sheds, restored cannery residences and bunkhouses of this waterfront historic attraction or

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stroll the pier in picturesque Steveston for some shopping and sight-seeing. This is a fully narrated cruise with a buffet lunch, coffee, tea and desserts included. Leave Dogwood at 8:45 a.m. Estimated return at 5:30 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 8:30 a.m. Estimated return at 5:45 p.m.

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Aug 20

Theatre Under the Stars— Interested? Are you interested in going to Theatre Under the Stars this summer? This year, the show is Legally Blonde The Musical. We are hoping to book tickets for the August 20th show. We estimate the cost of this trip will be approximately $40 – $50. Please register your name and we notify you when registration is available. Times are estimates. Leave Dogwood at 6:30p.m. Estimated return at 11:15 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 6:15 p.m. Estimated return at 11:30 p.m.

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Aug 20 TBA Aug 27

The PNE Fair Spend a day at the PNE with your friends! Lots to see and do including stage shows, exhibits, games, the PNE Prize Home and Market Building. Please buy your own admission ticket ahead of time online at www.pne. ca or at the door. Lunch is on your own. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Leave Dogwood at 9:45 a.m. Estimated return at 6:45 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 10:00 a.m. Estimated return at 6:30 p.m.

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Check online or at the pavilions for details on additional summer trips to be added!

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Special Events Note: Full refund shall be issued if the request is made 5 days in advance of the event. At Dogwood, tables are assigned at registration. Festival seating at Glen Pine. July 3

Summer Tea Social Celebrate the summer season with a light lunch and entertainment. Singer Lorraine Smith will get you into the spirit of summer and have you singing along to some of your favourite tunes. Wear something summery and bring your favourite tea cup and saucer. 478170 Th Jul 3

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. $12.00

July 5, 6

Coquitlam Art Club Show The Coquitlam Art Club is proud to present their summer show at the Centennial Pavilion, 620 Poirier Street. The members will showcase different mediums and styles of painting. Everyone is welcome. Artists will be present to discuss their work. Admission is free. For more information contact Alvin Lee at 604-937-6918.

Sa Jul 5

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Su Jul 6

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


July 5,6

July 5,6

Fraser Pacific Rose Society Rose Festival and Show This year’s theme: A Symphony of Roses Come see roses in bowls, baskets, vases, arrangements and photos. There will be guided tours of the rose garden and live music. Enter your home grown roses in the horticulture part of the show, attend floral art demonstrations and talks by rose experts. Learn how to choose the best roses for our climate. Floral themed crafters will be on site and roses will be for sale all weekend. For information, call 604-464-2754, 604-931-5120 or visit Children with an adult are free.

Sa Jul 5

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. $4.00

Su Jul 6

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $4.00

Sa Jul 5

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Su Jul 6

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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Summer Lunch with Gordy Van Join us for lunch in the Boulevard Café while listening to the music of Gordy Van. Gordy will play the guitar and sing some of your favourite songs. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Entertainment starts at 12:00 p.m. 478172 Th Jul 10

11:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. $10.00

July 7

New Faces Orientation: Dogwood

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July 16

Roses & Mimosas Breakfast Enjoy a light breakfast, coffee, tea and virgin mimosas in our beautiful Centennial Rose Garden. A brief presentation on the Rose garden by a prominent Fraser Pacific Rose Society member followed by musical entertainment with Beverly West makes for a perfect summer morning.

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.

Photography Show Prints of original photographs from members of the Dogwood Photography Group will be displayed and available for purchase at the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier Street. Everyone is welcome, admission is free. For more information contact Joanne Krahnbiel at 604-931-3348.

July 10

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


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9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. $12.00

July 17

July 9

Summer BBQ with Thomas MacKay

Crazy Hat Day at Glen Pine with Tony Prophet Wear your wackiest hat and join friends in celebrating the summer BBQ & Crazy Summer Hat Contest at Glen Pine. For only $10.00, you will get a beef, chicken or veggie burger and a drink, plus salad and dessert. Tony Prophet will be the entertainer with his summer repertoire! If you choose not to have lunch, admission is free.

Summer is the perfect time to kick back and enjoy great music in beautiful Spirit Square. Thomas Mackay will be singing the 60s and 70s pop rock like the Beatles. For only $10.00 you will get a burger (beef,chicken, or veggie) and a choice of lemonade or ice tea, plus salad and dessert. If you choose not to have lunch, admission is free.

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11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $10.00

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $10.00

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Special Events July 23

Aug 7

Aug 19

Summer BBQ & Concert with Allen & Sharon Boulinoff

Country Western Style Theme BBQ

Summer BBQ and Outdoor Concert

It's BBQ time, Caribbean style! Live entertainment by 'Sincerely Yours' – Allen & Sharon Boulinoff. If you choose not to have lunch, admission is free.

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun at Spirit Square, beside Glen Pine. Glen Pine Mixed Bag Band will get you into the spirit of summer and have you singing along to some of your favourite tunes. Enjoy a BBQ rib lunch for $12.00. If you choose not to have lunch, admission is free.

Come to Spirit Square, in front of Glen Pine and experience cool summer sounds of Latin Folk and Rumba. For $10.00 you will get a beef, chicken or veggie burger, potato salad and a drink. If you choose not to have lunch, admission is free.

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11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $10.00

July 29

It's All About Us! Sharing & Celebrating Our Unique Cultures A multicultural fair with interactive and static displays to learn about different cultures in our community. Watch Chinese classical dance, Korean drumming, highlanders dance, Hawaiian and Tahitian Dance, and a TaeKwonDo demonstration, all in full traditional costumes! Chinese brush painting, calligraphy demonstrations and more. Free culinary sampling on site. Free admission and door prizes! 477812 Tu Jul 29

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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Neighbourhood Swap Meet One person's junk is another one's treasure! Bring down your old and unused items to Glen Pine Pavilion to sell or stop by to find something new. Drop off your goods at the community center and park at Coquitlam City Hall parking lot off of Burlington Drive. $12.00 for a table, location assigned at registration. To register, call 604-9274386. Entrance is free. Sa Aug 16

477213 Tu Aug 19

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

August 20

Summer Lunch with Tim and Jean-Marc Stacey Join us for lunch in the Boulevard Café while listening to the music of Tim and Jean-Marc Stacey. This father and son duo, play a variety of Classic Jazz standards, Bossa Novas and original compositions on string bass and piano. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Entertainment starts at 12:00 p.m. 478171 W Aug 20


July 30

Performance on the Patio Summer is the perfect time to kick back and enjoy some great music in the beautiful Centennial Rose garden. Featuring the fantastic jazz music of Armi Grano and her ensemble. Light refreshments served during intermission. If it rains or is too hot, the concert will be held in the Mike Butler room. 478063 W Jul 30

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $12.00


11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $10.00

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $12.00

Aug 16



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

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Food Services

Boulevard Café AT DOGWOOD PAVILION Telephone: 604-927-6085 Email: HOURS OF OPERATION Boulevard Café Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Tea Garden Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Serving beverages & snacks

Throughout the summer we will serve salad plates, soup and sandwiches. Watch for BBQ hamburger days and the occasional hot meals. Hot meals will resume Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Find the Boulevard Café menu at

Lemon Tree Café AT GLEN PINE PAVILION Telephone: 604-927-6946

HOURS OF OPERATION Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Serving beverages and snacks: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Light lunch service: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Self service: 1:00 p.m. – 4 :00 p.m. at coffee station in the HUB. (Please pay at the front desk.) Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Light lunch service NOTE: Upstairs Bistro schedule based on volunteer availability Tuesday Dinners Did you know that you can now enjoy a glass of wine or beer with your food at Glen Pine? Join us in the Lemon Tree Cafe to visit with friends, enjoy a wholesome meal and relax with a beverage of your choice. Cheers! Throughout the summer we will serve lighter fare, salad plates, soup and sandwiches and occasional hotmeals. BBQ days will take place in Spirit Square! Hot meals will resume Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Find the Lemon Tree Café menu at

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1260 Pinetree Way  604-927-6960

1210 Pinetree Way  604-927-6999

633 Poirier Street  604-927-6027

Volleyball: 50 Plus


Drop-in Only All levels welcome. Glen Pine or Dogwood Pavilion Pass Holders will be given preference, others may drop-in at regular rates, space permitting. Sa Jul 5 – Aug 23 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This class is for people with limited mobility and/or joint pain. Put on by the Arthritis Society and is held in the warmer pool. M/W/F 6:45 a.m. Tu/Th 9:00 a.m.


Gentle Aquafit

Gentle AquaFit


A gentle water aerobics class designed for people with limited mobility, arthritis or injury. M/W/F 9:00 a.m.

A gentle water aerobics class designed for people with limited mobility, arthritis, joint pain and/or mild workout. M/W/F 10:35 a.m.



Refer to pool schedule at DROP-IN FEES Under 65 years Drop-in $5.71 10 x pass $45.71

Refer to pool schedule at DROP-IN FEES 65 years + Drop-in $5.71 10 x pass $45.71

65 years + Drop-in $4.29 10 x pass $34.29 Super Senior 85+ Drop-in $2.86 10 x pass $22.86

Under 65 years Drop-in $4.29 10 x pass $34.29 Super Senior 85+ Drop-in $2.86 10 x pass $22.86

Drop-in Only A popular game for adults. It is a mixture of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Su Jul 5 – Aug 23 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Moderate cardio workout for participants who want to enhance muscle tone, blance and become stronger. M/W/F 6:30 a.m. Tu/Th 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

Drop-In Fitness Drop-in Fees $4.05 or $32.38 for 10 visits for Pavilion Pass holders (65+) $5.48 or $43.81 for 10 visits for adults/visitors (Pass holders up to age 65) $2.76 or $22.10 for 10 visits for Super Senior (85 yrs +) Applicable taxes not included in drop-in fees. ALPINE FITNESS CENTRE ORIENTATION Recommended for all users of the Glen Pine fitness room, you will be introduced to new fitness machines and how to properly use them. Call the front desk for times and fees 604-927-6940. Pre-registration required.



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.

Practice ballroom dancing to great music, and receive assistance with dance steps. Partner not required.

FUNCTIONAL FITNESS Full body workout program using tubing, bands, free weights and exercise balls, followed by yoga stretching.

Fitness through strength, power and endurance, incorporating progressive aerobic interval and strength conditioning. Using stability ball, weights and bands.



Developed by the Arthritis Society, participants strive to mobilize, strengthen and increase their fitness level. You can stand or sit during this exercise class.

Structured for the beginner, with many variations to challenge more advanced students. Each class consists of breathing exercises to cleanse, postures to strengthen and relaxation to calm the body and mind.

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


Energetic cardio workout to Bollywood music to strengthen and tone.

A gentle fitness class from easy to moderate intensity. Improve your posture, balance, and strength. Exercise bands, tubing and hand weights are used. For individuals with previous exercise experience.



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

Through the use of functional exercises, agility activities, resistance training and stretches, this gentle class will focus on improving strength, posture, balance and agility.


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

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

CONTEMPORARY MOVING BODY Basics of contemporary dance for joint mobility, cardio and muscle strength.

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


Alpine Fitness Hours Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

PICKLEBALL Similar to badminton and tennis; involves playing on a badminton court with a lightweight paddle and a whiffle ball.

Evenings resume in mid September

SENIORS' FIT Specially designed class that includes warmup, stretching and light weights to keep your body supple, limbered and toned. Great for people with arthritis.

TAI CHI QIGONG Classes will cover Tai Chi Qigong forms to promote good health, flexibility, and balance through relaxing, non-stressful movements.


at Poirier Sport & Leisure Centre

at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex.

Skate to your favourite tunes. For $10.00, purchase a skating membership at the Pavilion (includes rental skates) No instruction provided. Protective helmet recommended. For Glen Pine/Dogwood annual pass holders only. Contact Harry Golz 604-945-5482 or Ed Aird 604-944-9706.

Free admission for Dogwood and Glen Pine pass holders. Bring your own roller skates as there are no rentals available. Helmets are required and you must know how to skate. For more information please contact Ed Aird at 604-944-9706. Runs May to June.

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Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Be sure to pick up your 'heart' token at the front desk when you pay. Hang it up in the visible designated rack and return to front desk when you finish working out. ALPINE FITNESS CENTRE ORIENTATION Recommended (no longer mandatory) for all users of the Glen Pine Pavilion fitness room. You will be introduced to new fitness machines and shown how to properly use them. 477973 M Jul 7  3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.   $7.00 477974 M Jul 21  3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.   $7.00 477975 M Jul 28  3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.   $7.00

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Osteofit for Life 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Jul 2 – Jul 30 Beth

Body Toning 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Resumes in Sep Kathy

Osteofit 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Jul 7 – Aug 11 Dee

Functional Fitness 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Jul 7 – Aug 11 Dee


Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices. Jointworks 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Jul 3 – Jul 31 Beth

Fitness Beginners 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Jul 3 – Aug 14 Beth

Fitness Advanced 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Jul 3 – Aug 14 Omega

Dance Toonie Tuesday 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.* Jul 8 – Aug 26 * new end time

Best Ever Stretch 11:15 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Jul 8 – Aug 12 Dorothea/ Heather


Yoga: Beginner 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Resumes in Sep Dorothy

Osteofit for Life 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Jul 2 – Jul 30 Beth

Latin Moves 6:45 p.m. – 7:35 p.m. ResumesinSep Karen

Yoga Beginner 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Resumes in Sep Stephanie

Osteofit 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Jul 9 – Aug 13 Dee

Seniors' Fit 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Jul2–Aug13 Kathy


Inline Roller Skating Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex 633 Poirier Street 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. May 1 – June 26

Ice Skating Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex 633 Poirier Street Resumes in Sep

Jointworks 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Jul 3 – Aug 14 Beth

Fitness Beginners 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Jul 3 – Aug 14 Omega

Fitness Advanced 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Jul 3 – Aug 14 Omega

Tai Chi Qigong 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Resumes in Sep Lori

Seniors' Fit 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Jul 3 – Aug 14 Shirley


Bhangra Aerobics 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Jul 4 – Aug 8 Jessica

Body in Balance 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Jul – Aug Sally Abbott


Pickleball 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Resumes in Sep Centennial Activity Centre 570 Poirier Street


Yoga: Beginner 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Jul 5 – Aug 16 Stephanie

Pickleball 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Jul 5 – Aug 23 Pinetree Community Centre 1260 Pinetree Way

Volleyball 50+ 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Jul 5 – Aug 23

Total Fitness 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Jul 5 – Aug 30 Joanna/Janice


Drop-in Fitness Schedule

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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’ll be admitted. July 3

All About Asthma & Seniors

July 17

Managing Multiple Medications

Protect Your Nest Egg

Do you have a whole drawer full of medications to take and have a difficult time keeping track of them? You are not alone. Learn how your pharmacist can help organize your medications and help you to remember to take them all. Presented by Registered Pharmacist Sam Budhwani, Owner Mediglen Pharmacy. 477263 Th Jul 17

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Free

Know the difference between COPD, allergy and asthma. Learn about food and other factors which could trigger asthma, the use of different asthma medications and their side effects. This interactive talk is hosted by registered pharmacist Sam Budhwani, Owner Mediglen Pharmacy. 477262 Th Jul 3 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Free July 10

Driving Workshop BCAA Is your driving knowledge up to date? Join the BCAA Road Safety Foundation for this driving workshop which will include: how you can assess your current driving skills and habits, tips on how to improve your driving, information about changes that may occur as you age and an update on vehicle safety features and road regulations. Intended for older adult drivers. 478315 Th Jul 10

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free

July 10

Health, Wealth & Nanaimo Bars Karen Mann and Gerry Steckler have developed a presentation that focuses on both health and wealth, designed to assist seniors to find improved health and wealth stability. What about the nanaimo bars? You'll have to come to find out! 477245 Th Jul 10

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Free

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July 24 Learn how to 'protect your nest egg'. Topics include: Wealth Preservation, Estate Equalization, Life Altering Illness. Presented by Investors Group. 478369 Th Jul 24

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


July 30

Representation Agreement/ Power of Attorney

»» This Presentation is in Mandarin Chinese but Cantonese speakers can read the notes. Everyone needs a plan, in case of an accident, serious illness or disability. Find out: »» What is Advance Planning? »» Overview of Advance Planning Tools in BC »» How can Powers of Attorney and Joint Bank Accounts be financially abused? »» What can be done about abuse? Presented by an Investors Group consultant in coordination with BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BCCEAS) 478371 W Jul 30

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


July 17 & 21 July 31

City of Coquitlam's New Waste Collection System Did you know the City of Coquitlam has a new waste collection system? Beginning July 1st, 2014 the City will be moving to an automated waste collection system for single family residences. Janis Boivin from the City's Waste Reduction program will be explaining the changes and answering your questions. Topics include the new garbage carts, bi-weekly garbage collection, the Green Can program and seasonal unlimited yard trimming collection. 477320 Th Jul 17

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Free

477782 M Jul 21

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Free

Arm Chair Travelling Presentations World Traveler Ron Booiman is presenting an exceptional array of travel photographs covering six continents and 27 years of travel. Relax while listening to Ron's interesting stories and viewing his wide array of world photos. In July: South Africa, Victoria Falls, Turke, Australia and New Zealand. 478372 Th Jul 31

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Talks & Workshops Aug 12

Mind, Body & Sole Are you concerned about age-related decline? Would you like to maintain or enhance your physical and mental wellbeing for years to come? A growing body of science confirms the interconnected nature of the mind and body. Join local wellness experts from mental health, kinesiology, physiotherapy and nursing foot care to learn essential strategies for sustaining long-term health, happiness and greater resiliency in life. 478373 Tu Aug 12

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free

Aug 21

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. Presented by Investors Group. Discover how to: »» live a worry free retirement »» make your money last your lifetime »» find additional sources of income »» consolidate all your money into single paycheque »» reduce taxes during retirement 478370 Th Aug 21

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Register Online! On registration day, staff will be available to help you register for your programs on the pavilion computers. May 22nd, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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Half of what goes into our landfills is green waste – like this pizza box –

and it just doesn’t belong there. Help us meet our target of reducing

Coquitlam’s contribution to landfills by separating your green waste from your garbage. We’re all better off when they’re apart.

Separate Your WaSte. Coquitlam’s new waste collection program visit or phone 604 927 3500

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

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Registered Programs Share Your Ideas for Programs Lorraine Hauser/Jennifer Couture/ Joanne Pickford at Dogwood Pavilion and Carol Morris/Beatrice Ho 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 who might be interested in giving a talk or doing a program, we want to hear from you! Drop by our offices or leave the information with the front desk and we will get back to you.

ARTS, CRAFTS & HOBBIES Crafts: Card-Making for Everyone! Design and create your own personalized greeting cards. No experience required. Please preregister to save a spot. Nominal fee for the supplies payable to the instructor: Gloria Kovish 468901 F 468902 F

Jul 18 Aug 15

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Crafts: Project Assistance with Jennie Learn-to-knit, crochet, sew or work on any crafts project of your choice in a group setting combined with laughter and social fun. Bring your own supplies—Jennie will be there to assist you. Pay her the $3.00 which goes directly to support the Glen Pine 50 Plus Society. Please register your attendance.

Drawing: Colored pencils for Beginners/Advanced The beginners will learn the basic application of coloured pencil, and how to mix and apply colors. With progression, instructor will explain various concepts, tips, and techniques of drawing with colored pencils. You will also learn how to do layering and crosshatching of color pencils strokes.

Painting: Introduction to Oil Painting

Instructor: Mark Pytlos.

Introduction to oil painting course and the fundamentals from canvas preparation, underpainting then layers of burned umber, dead layer and color layers. This course will cover Ala Prima technique as well as old master painting techniques. Students will learn lighting techniques, perspective and color application.

472166 Th Jul 3 – Aug 7

Instructor: Mark Pytlos.

4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. $51.00

472164 Th Jul 3 – Aug 7

Drawing: "Plein Air" Literally translated, 'Plein Air' means 'in the open air.' This drawing program will take place in different locations outside of Dogwood Pavilion and will allow participants to enjoy nature while drawing. Instructor/Artist: Sara Graham.

478413 Th Jul 3 – Jul 24 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. $34.25 478414 Th Aug 7 – Aug 28 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. $34.25

Painting: Acrylics: All Levels to 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.

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $60.00

Painting: Watercolour Workshop with Frank Townsley Learn more with Frank Townsley in this watercolour painting workshop designed to teach you new techniques. Foggy Willow This workshop will focus on how to create a painting from a photograph that is supplied. The image is of a solitary, fog-enshrouded willow tree on a small island within Como Lake. All supplies are included. No prerequisites. 478173 Sa

Aug 23

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $62.00

472457 Tu Jul 8 – Aug 12 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. $51.00

Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. July 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

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Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Registered Programs COMPUTERS

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.

478169 Tu Jul 8 – Aug 12 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. $51.00

Computers: Drop-in Sessions Got a computer question? Come by the computer room to ask. We will help make understanding computers easy. NOTE: Currently the drop-in sessions are for Windows based systems and iPads only.

CARDS & GAMES Bingo Fun Thursdays July 3 – Aug 28 Join us for bingo with Activity Leader Niki Shamtanis. Pay a $.50 activity fee. Call the front desk 604-927-6940 to confirm the session is on. Cancellations may occur with minimal notice. Thurdays in the Corner Pocket from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Learn to Play Poker You will learn Texas Hold'em, Double Omaha, Kings and Little Ones, and High Chicago. Beginners welcome, registration is required.

Tu Jul 8 – Aug 26 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


A Look at Windows 8.1 Introduction After the introduction of Windows 8.0, it was apparent that a lot of issues needed to be resolved and so Windows 8.1 was released to resolve customer complaints and requests. 478713 M Jul 7 478715 F Jul 18 478714 M Aug 25

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25

Advanced Learn about the new look and how to cope with the changes of Windows 8.1 478716 M Jul 28

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25

478717 W Aug 27

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25

Instructor: Pat Burns

478167 Tu Jul 8 – Aug 26 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. $27.75

Nintendo Wii Sports & XBox Games Want to try out Nintendo Wii or Xbox? Experience the technology that has put the fun back into physical activity and is therapeutic for all ages. Try bowling, boxing, baseball, tennis, golf and more with just the use of a remote control and the help of our coaches. 472336 M Jul 7 – Aug 25 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Bit Strips This is an entertaining way to communicate online with friends and family. It is also used as novel educational tool. Instructor: Fred Williams

477982 W Jul 30 477984 W Aug 20

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25

Cloud Technology The Cloud storage has become a convenient way of storing digital data from all devices like iPhones, iPads and computers. The stored data can then be downloaded from any other device, so the need to have your own device with you has been almost eliminated. 478010 M Jul 14

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25

478011 W Aug 6

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25

Computer File Management Create and manage files on your computer by learning to save, retrieve, rename and find. Organize documents and photos in your personal digital filing system. 478021 Tu Jul 22 478022 F Jul 11

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25

478019 Th Aug 14

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25

Controlling the Control Panel: Basic & Advanced Learn how to customize or modify your Windows computer settings by changing or enhancing the Control Panel settings. Learn how to remove unwanted programs, back up data, execute a recovery procedureand run a test to locate and fix errors. 477996 477997 477998 477992

Tu Sa Sa Tu

Jul 8 Jul 26 Aug 9 Aug 26

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

$13.25 $13.25 $13.25 $13.25


472337 Tu, W Jul 2 – Aug 27 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

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Registered Programs COOKING

Creating Photo Slide Shows Learn how to create and publish slideshows with free software. This course will cover two programs: Picasa and Open Office Impress. 478023 Th Jul 10

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25

478024 F

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25

Aug 8

Google®: The Complete Package Learn how to use all the free applications that are available from Google®. Social networking, search options, Google Earth®, YouTube® and more. 477999 W Jul 16 – Jul 23 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $26.50 478000 Tu Aug 12 – Aug 19 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $26.50

Introduction to Digital Imaging Material covered will include downloading images from digital cameras, basic photo editing with PICASA and attaching files or photos to your emails. 478017 M Jul 21 478018 W Aug 13

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25

478016 Th Aug 28

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25

Tablets (iPad | Windows Surface | Android) Have you received or bought a tablet recently and want to use it to its fullest potential? Learn how to do so much more than just email and music with your tablet. 477986 477987 477988 477991

W M Sa Sa

Jul 2 – Jul 9 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $26.50 Aug 11 – Aug 18 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $26.50 Jul 12 – Jul 19 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $26.50 Aug 16 – Aug 23 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $26.50

Online Videos This course covers the basics of how to safely watch, upload, and archive videos on the internet.



478036 Th Jul 17 478037 Th Aug 21

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $13.25

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Cooking: Ayurvedic Method of Cooking Indian Food Come and learn about the Ayurvedic ways of cooking Indian food. Learn about the six tastes one should incorporate, food choices depending on seasons and an individual's constitution and the importance of using spices and herbs. Food tasting will be included.

$2 Toonie Tuesday Dance Drop-in In the Great Room from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Bring a partner to practice your dancing if you are currently taking lessons. Bring a toonie to drop into the toonie dance bucket when you sign in. Volunteers Margaret and Leon Tong will be available to assist dancers.

Instructor: Geeta Sethi

477720 Sa Aug 16

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. $20.00

Easy Indian Cooking Learn to prepare a simple Indian meal including a lentil, a seasonal vegetable and spiced rice dish. This class is good for beginners or people completely new to Indian cooking. Food tasting is included. Instructor: Geeta Sethi

477712 Sa Jul 19

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. $20.00

477719 Sa Aug 9

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. $20.00

Healthy Indian Vegetarian Meals

Line Dancing Level 1: Beginner For the beginner who loves to move to great music and dance with no partner. No experience required. Instructors: Austin & Lynda


Jul 5 – Aug 23 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. $24.00

Level 2: Intermediate For those who have taken the introduction class and have at least a one year of line dance experience. Instructors Austin & Lynda wil assess readiness. 472062 Th Jul 3 – Aug 7

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $21.00

Learn simple yet delicious dishes using lentils and rice combined with spices and herbs which are both refreshing for the summer and easy to digest. We will make two different lentil based salads and a rice dish.( Gluten free recipes). Recipes and food tasting included.

Level 4: Advanced Must have previous line dance experience (at least 2 years) and have completed the beginner and intermediate levels several times. Instructors Austin & Lynda will assess readiness.

Instructor: Geeta Sethi

470799 Th Jul 3 – Aug 21 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $28.00

477717 Sa Jul 26

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. $20.00

DANCE Latin & Ballroom Dance Come dancing and get fit. Join this lively group for lots of Latin American music. Improve your dancing and get more enjoyment from the art of dance. At Dogwood Pavilion, this group meets on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. For more information, please call Emilia Chen at 604-317-8963. No meetings on statutory holidays.

Level 5: Advanced Must have previous line dance experience (at least 3 years) and have completed the beginner and intermediate levels several times. Instructors Austin & Lynda will assess readiness. 470800 Sa Jul 5 – Aug 23 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $32.00

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Registered Programs SPORT & ACTIVITY GROUPS  Bocce Join this social group outside on Dogwood’s Bocce court on Fridays. $5.00 for the season. Weather permitting. No experience necessary. Contact Moe or Sandie Piluk 604469-7887 for more information.

Golf It’s time to stretch your golf muscles and shake off the winter blues. Every Wednesday at Poppy Estates Golf Course in Aldergrove; tee times starting at 10:00 a.m., all levels welcome. For more information, call Brian Harris at 778-216-0499.

  Lawn Bowling Located next door to the Dogwood Pavilion Rose Garden. Yearly memberships can be purchased for $90.00 and includes instruction, lessons and the use of club bowls. Games are scheduled on a dropin basis. Call 604-931-6711 to leave a message. An instructor will contact you.

Slo-Pitch Participate in a recreational league of 17 teams from the Lower Mainland. Players must be 55+(men) and 50+(women). Games are Tuesday and Thursday between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Practices will start in mid-March and the season ends in July. Recreational home games played at Mundy Park on Hillcrest Avenue. For further information contact Don Fraser 604-936-7381. Competitive home games played at Town Centre Park. For more information contact Rick Oakes 604-936-5446. Competitive home games played at Town Centre Park. For more information contact Rick Oakes 604-936-5446.

HEALTH & FITNESS Abs, Back, Butt & Stretch A full body workout, ending with yoga. Interval training develops core strength and endurance. Includes the use of balls, bands and weights. Instructor Dorothy Arnett.

477786 W Jun 11 – Jun 25 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. $17.25

Glen Pine Pavilion’s recreational and competitive slo-pitch teams play out of Town Centre and Mundy Park. Practices begin in March, weather permitting and go through to playoffs in late June.  If you enjoy the sport and the camaraderie, come out and join in the fun. For more information please contact Len Damberger 604-941-0081.

Tennis Practice twice a week at the Hickey Street tennis courts. Call Bill O'Grady at 604-936-3686 for more information.

Minds in Motion

Ball Fit Total body conditioning which includes cardio, strength, stretch and balance. For beginner and intermediate fitness levels. Uses stability and bosu balls. Suitable also for people in need of pre-op or postop, conditioning for joint replacement. Balls are provided. Instructor: Beth Bexrud.

477868 W Jul 2 – Jul 30

  Snooker Dogwood Pavilion has a snooker room available for use during regular hours of operation. Annual pass holders can use the snooker room during regular hours, for a $25.00 yearly fee (plus tax). For more information contact the front desk or Murray Colbourne at 604-936-7552.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. $28.75

A fitness and social program for people experiencing early stage memory loss. Participants must attend with a partner, friend, family member or caregiver. A certified fitness instructor conducts exercises for the first half of the program, then a facilitator ensures participants are welcomed and assists with social interaction and involvement in activities, guided by the needs and interests of the participants. For more information please call 604-742-4923. Offered by the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia. 477783 W Jul 2 – Aug 20 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. $38.25 478863 F

Applicable taxes will be added to quoted prices.

Jul 4 – Aug 22 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. $38.25

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Registered Programs Deep Stretch Ball Yoga Therapy Slow deep stretching using therapy balls to open the muscles allowing blood flow and detoxification, followed by fully supported restorative yoga poses to calm the mind, lower blood pressure, cortisol levels and allowing the body to naturally heal itself. No yoga experience necessary. Instructor: Heather Dawson

472027 M Jul 21 – Aug 18 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. $29.00

Yoga: Chair A gentle program for those with limited mobility who prefer to sit in a chair. Improve your concentration, relaxation and flexibility.


Instructor: Bernadette Rollin.

478180 F

Jun 20 – Jul 11 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. $29.00

Mindfulness with Fay Wong

Yoga: Intermediate For those looking to expand their yoga practice. The gentle stretch of Hatha Yoga gives new energy and vitality. Tension, stiffness and those little aches and pains tend to disappear. Prerequisite Yoga: Beginners several times. Instructor: Bernadette Rollin

478182 F

Jun 20 – Jul 11 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. $29.00

Instructor: Loura Yuen

478181 M Jun 16 – Jul 21 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $43.50 478183 Tu Jun 17 – Jul 22 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $36.25 Instructor: Loura Yuen

Yoga: A Taste of Yin & Restorative Yoga

472065 F Jul 4 – Aug 8 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $43.50 472066 Tu Jun 24 – Aug 5 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. $43.50

Yin Yoga is a slow and quiet practice that focuses on long-held, passive stretching of the deeper connective tissue that helps to increase flexibility, strength and range of motion in our joints and ligaments. Yin Yoga is vital for a balanced approach to physical and mental health.

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: Heather Dawson.

Instructor: Loura Yuen

472022 Th Jul 3 – Aug 7 472024 Th Jul 3 – Aug 7

478318 M Jun 16 – Jul 21 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. $43.50

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $43.50 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $43.50

Improve your concentration, relaxation, flexibility and energy through stretching, postures and breathing techniques. Instructor: Bernadette Rollin

478176 F

Jun 20 – Jul 11 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. $29.00

Instructor: Loura Yuen

478177 Tu Jun 17 – Jul 22 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $36.25 Instructor: Loura Yuen

472070 Th Jun 26 – Jul 31 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. $43.50 472072 F

Jul 4 – Aug 8

Yoga: Therapy for Seniors

472068 W Jun 25 – Jul 30 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. $43.50

Yoga: Beginner

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. $43.50

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Zumba® Exhilarating effective and easy-tofollow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning fitness dance party. Instructor: Joanna Shillingford

472162 Th Jul 3 – Aug 7

Check out these programs for guided mindfulness and meditation practice.

5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. $43.50

Enhance the quality of your wellness by attending this 3 part series exploring the world of mindfulness. Presented by Fay Wong.

A Revolutionary Approach to Stress Stress affects every part of our being. Mindfulness is the perfect antidote as it integrates a mind, body and heart approach to wellness. Learn essential strategies for managing stress and building greater resilience for years to come. 477247 Th Jul 3  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  $10.00

A Natural Remedy for Life Are you coping with challenges in life? Learn how to create positive change from the inside out and increase your resilience by applying mindfulness based strategies. Reduced stress, severity of illnesses and decreased emotional pain are just a few of the benefits when you tune into the wisdom of mindfulness. 477246 Tu Jul 8  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   $10.00

Healthy Rituals for Everyday Wellness Do you want to enhance the quality of your life? Honor your mind, body and heart by embracing seven fundamental practices you can easily incorporate into your daily routines. Increased vitality and greater inner peace awaits you! 477248 Th Aug 7  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   $10.00

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Registered Programs LIFE LONG LEARNING Chronic Disease Volunteer Training The University of Victoria, Centre on Aging (Ladner) is recruiting volunteers in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and surrounding areas to be trained to co-lead the free, Chronic Disease SelfManagement Program (CDSMP) to small groups of people living with any type of chronic health conditions. If you are interested in developing group facilitation skills, to share strategies for healthier living and support others in your community this four-day workshop is for you! A professional background is not required. Preregistration required for this workshop, or 604-940-1273. Register directly by going to

Tu, W Aug 19 – Aug 27 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

OUTDOOR RECREATION Learn to Row This program is designed to introduce participants to the sport of rowing in a relaxing and fun way. Through six sessions, you will learn the proper rowing stroke using rowing machines on-land, become comfortable rowing in a quad (four person boat) on the water and perhaps even in a double. In partnership with the Inlet Rowing Club.

at Rocky Point Park 471699 M, W Jun 30 – Jul 16 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $175.00

Indian Arm Kayak Tour Gently paddle in the protected waters of the Burrard Inlet and beautiful Indian Arm. Learn about the TsleilWaututh Nations who occupied Belcarra Park over 4,000 years ago. Guides from the Coast Salish Nation will sing songs, tell legends and point out ancient village sites along the way. Individual and double kayaks available. at Belcarra Park 477767 Sa Jul 12 477863  Sa Jul 19 477864  Sa Jul 26 477865  Sa Aug 2 477866  Sa Aug 9 477867  Sa Aug 16

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $30/$45 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $30/$45 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $30/$45 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $30/$45 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $30/$45 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $30/$45


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. 478174 Su Jul 27 478175 Su Aug 24

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

$3.15 $3.15

Tri-Cities Caregivers Support Network Are you caring for a loved one? Do you need a little support? Someone to talk to that understands the challenges you face daily? Come meet with us and talk to others just like you. Discover first hand some of the resources available that might be helpful. A friendly place to go, time for yourself to relax and talk to the ones who really understand. For more information, please call Karen Tyrell at 778-789-1496. A Pavilion annual pass is required. 468896 Th Aug 28

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


468898 Th Jul 24

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


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Registered Programs OUTDOOR RECREATION Bring the family! These outdoor recreation programs are open to those 12 years + All hikes are lead by Burke Mountain Naturalist, Ian McArthur. INTRODUCTION TO HIKING Burke Mountain An evening of exercise and hiking that will take in some new and old trails in a redeveloped area around Coast Meridian Road and the lowers slopes of Burke Mountain. Some trails will be along the upper reaches of Hyde Creek. Take time to enjoy the vegetation and wildlife. Roundtrip 6km (3.8mi) with an elevation gain of 500ft. at Pinecone Burke Provincial Park 477120 W Jul 23 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $2.50

Coquitlam Crunch This evening of exercise and hiking will take in the steep uphill trek on the newly improved Coquitlam Crunch. There will be the chance of great views and time to enjoy vegetation and wildlife. Roundtrip 6km (3.8mi) with an elevation gain of 855ft. at Coquitlam Crunch 477118 W Jul 16 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $2.50

Fraser River Sunset This evening of exercise and hiking will take in Colony Farm, Citadel Heights and end watching the sunset by the Fraser River. Most of the hike will be on level ground with a few short steep uphill sections. Time will be taken to enjoy the views and wildlife. Roundtrip 6.5km (4mi) with an elevation gain of 265ft. at Colony Farm Regional Park 477362 Th Aug 28 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $2.50

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Naturalist Hikes Coquitlam Crunch Take a hike on the newly improved Coquitlam Crunch. Start with a steep uphill trek to parts of Eagle Mountain and Ridge Park. Hike through greenways and urban streets to complete the loop back to the start. There will be a chance for great views and time to take in vegetation and wildlife. Roundtrip 12km (7.5mi) with an elevation gain of 1300ft. at Coquitlam Crunch 477117 Su Jul 13

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m .


Woodland Walk Hike through the lovely mature second growth forest. Highlights will include Saw Blade Falls, a peek a boo view of Coquitlam Lake and an old growth Douglas fir tree on Coho Creek. Take time to enjoy the vegetation and wildlife. Roundtrip 12km (7.5mi) with an elevation gain of 985ft. at Pinecone Burke Provincial Park 477119 Sa Jul 19 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


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CELEBRATE Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day

WHAT’S HAPPENING? live music on 3 stages  •  firework  •  coquitlam house taste of coquitlam  •  ethnic & regional food from the tri-cities cultural village • artisan village • arts & crafts • green village adventure zone • climbing wall • laser tag marketplace • photo booth • free bike valet

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Facility Hours Glen Pine Pavilion

Dogwood Pavilion

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

624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 6B1 Phone: 604-927-6098  Fax: 604-933-6113

Hours of Operation Office closes 1/2 hour prior to these times. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Evening hours resume September 15, 2014. Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m CLOSED Closed for Canada Day July 1 Closed for BC Day August 4

Hours of Operation Office closes 1/2 hour prior to these times Monday and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CLOSED Closed for Canada Day July 1 Closed for BC Day August 4

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50 Plus News – Summer 2014  

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