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Monthly Newsletter

January 2018

Evergreen Club Coordinator Janet Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Phone 250-338-1000 Evergreen Lounge Food Service Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Kitchen Phone: 250-338-1953 Evergreen Club Memberships January 1 - December 31 $27 + GST Website Florence Filberg Centre Courtenay Recreation Reception 411 Anderton Ave. Courtenay, BC V9N 6C6 Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Phone 250-338-1000

Wildlfie Photograph by Ed Jaatteenmaki

President’s Message January 2018

Submitted by Gord Kruger, President

Greetings Everyone....You may have noticed that another year has been tucked away and we have arrived at another new beginning. 2018 is upon us! Let us all welcome in the New Year and bid a happy adieu to the year just past. It's time for another new beginning and time to cherish the memories we hold so dear. The friendship and companionship we share here at the Evergreen Club has in the past filled your life with many great moments and will continue to in this upcoming year of discovery. Together let's WELCOME 2018 and hope that it will bring even more happiness into our relationships and into our lives. May this new year see you in the best of HEALTH and CHEER for as the old saying goes, "Health is the best Wealth (Continued on page 2 ) that a person can have".

Dates to Remember Fri. Jan. 19 Fri. Jan.5

At the Movies Friday Night Dance

12:30 pm 7:30 pm

At the Movies Friday Night Dance

12:30 pm 7:30 pm

Thur. Jan. 25 Robbie Burns Lunch & Show 12:00 pm Mon. Jan.8 Executive Committee Meeting 9:00 am Committee Reps Meeting 11:00 am Sun. Jan 28 Trash & Treasures

9:00 am -2:00 pm

Evergreen Club Executive President Gord Kruger


Vice-President Nettie Webers


1st Director Fred Greene


2nd Director Ken MacLeod


Secretary Dianne Bruon


President’s message continued

Evergeen Club Staff Courtenay Recreational Association 250-338-1000 Janet


Club Coordinator

It was a pretty busy December at the club what with all the festive activities. Many of our "Activity Clubs" had their own Christmas parties and as the Evergreen Club we were able to enjoy several excellent events. Many thanks to our great volunteers who make these kind of activities happen and to Deanne and the Special Events Team for providing direction. And now it's onward and forward to a host of new events in 2018. The Robbie Burns luncheon will be held on Thursday January 25th at noon in the Conference Hall. It will be a "Scottish" fun filled afternoon complete with music and tomfoolery, and of course a tribute to "Robbie". Trash & Treasures will make it's return on Sunday January 28th in the Conference Hall. It goes from 9 'till 2 and provides for a flea-market type event. Businesses, Organizations, Clubs, non-profit groups and individuals are encouraged to rent a table for $20 and sell what they may. Something else to look forward to is a is a "Big Band Dance Night" on Saturday February 17th featuring the Georgia Strait Big Band. Tickets for this event will be available at the office.

Deanne Volunteer Coordinator

So, once again, welcome to 2018 and a year that will bring things that have never before been......


"Learn From Yesterday, Live For Today, and Hope For Tomorrow"

Kitchen Support

City of Coutenay Staff Lori Receptionist Darlene Receptionist Kristine Receptionist Don Custodian Scott City Spec Events

ADIOS for now.....gk

Activity Club Representatives Please submit Newsletter Reports for the February newsletter to the office or email Janet by Mon. Jan 15th.

Table of Contents Evergreen Club News Activity Clubs Evergreen Club News Special Events Volunteer News Day Trips Travel Travel Policies City of Courtenay Rec Month at a Glance


p 2 p 4-7 p 8-9 p 10 -11 p 12 -13 p 14 p 14 -15 p 16 p 17 - 23 Back Page

Cover Photos The Camera Club encourages members to expand their horizons as well as show off their work by holding an internal competition every two months. We have a set subject, albeit usually one with many interpretations. We each select five images from those submitted and the nine with the most votes are then displayed in the cafeteria for a month. All those visiting the centre are able to vote for their favourite. The theme showcased in this newsletter is wildlife. The 1st place and 2nd place winners are used for The Evergreen Club’s newsletter front page.

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EVERGREEN CLUB NEWS A Note From Janet Happy New Year to you all. Hope you all enjoyed some time with friends and family over the holidays. December at the Evergreen Club was a whirlwind of Christmas parties and events. Thanks to the kitchen volunteers and Alisha who put on a great turkey dinner. I enjoyed chatting with many of our members. We have lots of great plans for 2018 so watch the newsletter for special events, trips and other happenings!

Outdoor Club? There has been quite a few people asking about outdoor pursuits such as hiking, walking, cross country skiing, nature walks, bird watching and kayaking. The concept of an outdoor club is being discussed. The idea would be to have a meeting here at the Filberg and decide on some outdoor activities for the coming months and then organize some outings. It may lead to a regular weekly or monthly outing for some activities. memers can choose what activites suit them and the plan to have activities for a wide range of abilities and interests. There will be an information meeting on Wednesday February 21 at 10 am in the Soroptimist Room to disucss the idea. Come on out and share your ideas and interests.

Evergreen Lounge Photography The Evergreen Camera Club was asked to provide ten pictures that would be hung in the lounge during the year. There were over 100 images sent in which were then sent to all camera club members to vote on. There was no set subject so it did allow for the photographer to enter what they felt was their best picture. The first voting reduced the number to 20, again sent out to members. The final 10 were chosen and given to the centre. Five of the pictures were hung in November. Watch in the lounge for the next five. The pictures were done by London Drugs.

Robbie Burns Lunch Jan. 25th

A new event this year will be a Robbie Burns Lunch on Thursday January 25. Enjoy the music of Scotland performed by the Jacqueline Lambeth Singers, piper Rob York, Musical comedian Roy Storey, Dick Cowling, Mary Ann Tait, and pianist Ken Newman. Come enjoy a meal and an entertaining afternoon and support this Evergreen Club Fundraiser. And yes there will be haggis! Organized and emceed by Ken MacLeod.

Sound System We are almost ready to start using our new sound system for Evergreen Club events. A volunteer has come forward who is an experienced sound technician. He has offered to operate the system for events as well as train volutneers to work as sound system assistants and/or train people to run the sound board for events. If you are interested in learning the system and help out at upcoming events, come see how it works and practice using it. You can watch and then have some hands on practice when you feel ready. It will be set up for every Karaoke Club meeting and volunteers will run the sound for the karaoke singers. The next karaoke is Wed. Jan 10th at 9: 30 am in the Conference Hall. Come early to learn how to help set up the sound board, speakers, mics and monitors. Consider learning a new skill and volunteering at our special events! If interested see Janet.

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ACTIVITY CLUBS Android Club The Android Club is no longer active at this time. Android users are very welcome to attend the Computer Club meetings.

The Art Group A very Happy New Year to all the members of the Evergreen Club and a special Thank You to all the members who bought a painting from the wall of the Lounge in December. As I write this article, there have been 23 paintings sold and we still have two weeks to go. We hope that when this newsletter comes out, all the paintings will have found a wall in a nice home and are happily residing there. I will report on the final sales in next months newsletter.

Bible Study

Camera Club

As we look forward to the year ahead, we offer praise and thanksgiving for the celebrations of Jesus that we have just finished with friends and family, and look forward with anticipation to the plan He has for us.

HAPPY NEW YEAR First meeting in 2018 is January 4. The Camera Club meets on the first and third Thursday of the month in Rotary Hall. The Lightroom subgroup meets at 12.00 followed by the regular meeting which is 1.00 to 2.30 pm. Meetings include education sessions, sharing information and the viewing of members pictures. We follow the meeting with a social time in the cafeteria. Our field trip crew is always setting up interesting trips. Members are encouraged to bring in pictures of the trips for others to enjoy. For more information on the meetings send a note to

This Inter-denominational study of the Psalms has been very comforting to find that any of our emotions are described therein and how the author of the psalm turned to God to find peace. We welcome new members, encourage discussion and ask that you bring your own Bible as we like to compare the different editions.

We are a dedicated bunch of painters who meet every Thursday in the Craft Room from 12:30 – 3:30. All painters must be members of the Evergreen Club and a small yearly fee is charged. Marcia

A printed study guide is presented for review and discussion each week. Your participation is welcomed. Please let me know if you plan to attend so that a copy of the material can be available for you. Soroptimist Lounge, Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:00 am. Fee: 25 cents per week. Helen Waddell 250-400-3400

Brazilian Embroidery

Bridge Tuesday Night

Hope you all had a great holiday. We start back on Thursday January 4th. Brazilian Embroidery is a type of surface embroidery – three dimensional – that uses rayon thread. The use of high-sheen rayon thread was first popularized in Brazil, where rayon was widely manufactured. The stitches include bullion knots, French knots, cast-on stitch and pretty much any stitch that produces dimensional elements.

Join us for bridge on Tuesday evenings 7 pm - 10 pm, back 1/2 Rotary Hall.

Come check us out and see for yourself on Thursday mornings from 9-12. You’ll love it! Sitting fee is 50 cents.

Cribbage Drop by to play crib on Tuesdays from 10 am to noon in the back 1/2 of the Rotary Hall.


Bridge Thursday Bridge happens every Thursday afternoon at 12:30 in the back half of the Rotary Hall. Come join us!

Canasta We play Canasta every Monday morning from 9:30 till noon, usually upstairs in the Soroptimist Room, occasionally in the Craft Room. New players are always welcome.

Chess Club The Chess Club is looking for new players! Interested in playing chess? Drop by 12:30 – 3:30 on Wednesday and Friday afternoons in the Craft Room. Players of all levels welcome!

Choristers Happy New Year Everyone! Hope you all had a Happy Christmas and not thinking just how much weight you gained ha ha. We all had a great December singing wonderful carols and putting on a beautiful concert. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. I’m being spoiled as I now share playing piano with Linda. She is just great! We’re back on our regular Friday mornings 10:00-11:30 and as always everyone is welcome! Love to All Dobie

Cycling CYCLE with the Filberg 2-Wheelers December was a good month for cycling. We just have to dress in layers to keep warm! Also we have to make sure to have good reflective colours and strong red flashing lights. And it’s so nice to get home to our warm homes, just such an accomplishment. We get our exercise, fresh air and socializing. Come out with us on every Monday and Wednesday, leaving from the Filberg Centre at 10:00 a.m., weather permitting. What do you think of our name? FMI call Karin at 250-898-8949

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ACTIVITY CLUBS Computer Club Microsoft


The Club meets on the second Friday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Soroptomist Lounge, upstairs at the Filberg Centre. Everyone who has a current membership to the Centre is welcome to attend. Last month Terry gave an excellent presentation on dealing with and transferring pictures. At our next meeting on January 12th Mike Naish will show you how to hook up to Shaw Go Wi Fi. Bring your tablet or laptop to the meeting as well as your Shaw email address and Shaw password, as no one can hookup without P/W and a Shaw email. Once hooked up we can use hangouts dialler to make free phone calls all cross N/America. So, the plan would be to show you how to do it all, or he will show each person on an individual basis. You can also do this with Skype.

We hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas holiday. We’re starting a new year of fun darts in a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere, every Tuesday 10:30am to 12:30pm in the fromt Rotary Hall. There is a $1.00 drop-in fee and you must have a current Evergreen Club membership. Draw for teams and darts available. Stay for a delicious lunch afterwards in the lounge.

We are fortunate to have talented members in the club who are always able to help answer questions and give presentations on particular topics. Occasionally there will be someone from outside the club to give instruction as we did in November, when the topic was viruses and protecting our computers. We encourage you to bring questions and ideas for future meetings, and we will do our best to accommodate everyone. New members are always welcome. Ali Doi

Some high scores in November: Norma-110/Bill R.-110/Tess-112/ Angela-112/Ken-112/Dick-113/ Maureen M.-114/Lucy-118/Fred G.121/Jane-122/Lynn-125/Fred C.-133/ Gary-135. High check-out was Gary62. Well done everyone!

Cue Sports

Our fun dart tournament was held on November 25th with 9 teams. 1st place Fred C & Ginny; 2nd place Gary & Lynn; 3rd place Fred G & Valerie; 4th place Jennifer G & Dick. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we’ll plan for more whenever space is available.

Did you ever play snooker or 8 ball back in the day and would like to pick up a cue again or are you intrigued by either game and would like to give it a go? We are open 7 days a week! All Evergreen members (ladies and gentlemen) are welcome regardless of what your level of play is. Tuesday & Thursday mornings are busy with 8 teams participating in the Snooker League, however the 8 ball table is always available during these times. The only requirements are that you sign in, put your name on the board, pay the occasional quarter to keep the light on over the table, and have fun! Currently there are 15 players participating in a singles 6 ball tournament. Planning for more mini tournaments and clinics are in the works. Congratulations to Tom Lambourne for winning the most recent 8 ball tournament. He’s the man to see if you want order a snooker shirt or ball cap. We had a great turn out for our preChristmas potluck. Thanks to everyone for all of the yummy food and food bank donations. We really are a great bunch of people!

We’re looking forward to another year of great dart playing, hitting the board every time and lots of bulls’ eyes! See you at darts! Ginny Greene

Drama Club The Second Stage Players enjoyed their Christmas party in December. It's always fun to get together. We are much more than a drama club, we are a family that care about one another. We would like to invite you to join us. You don't have to be an actor. There are many jobs to do behind the scenes of a play. The selection committee will be meeting soon to discuss which play will be done in April. Our first general meeting is on MONDAY, JANUARY 8th, 3:15 pm in the stage half of the Conference Hall upstairs. If you wish to ask a drama club person any questions, feel free, they would be happy to talk to you! Peggy Carlson, Val and Phil Parmley, Miriam Piikkila, Ruth Hay, Marie Archer, Rose Jacobson, Patricia Cottingham, Betty Annand, Roy Storey, Edmee Rudolph, Ellen Whitelaw, Sharon and Harry Dixon, Stephanie and John Whitelaw, Pat Shipley, Mary Burgess Webb, Cindy Quigley, June Robson, Heather Rapin, Ivan Whitelaw, Bev McIntyre, Sherry Ness and Susan Atwater. The Second Stage Players wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR and may 2018 be filled with happiness and good health to all!

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ACTIVITY CLUBS Friday Night Dance Fabric Painters Another year gone – Welcome 2018! We have sold a few items from the showcase, but there are more to go. We are in the Craft Room on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30. We can always use more members.

Genealogy Club Well the December rush is over, and New Years” resolutions have been made. My resolution is to organize my research. Sometimes you are just having so much fun making new discoveries as you search, that bits and pieces of clues and information end up in a heap instead of neatly tucked away where they belong. If you want to get organized too, or just start a new hobby that will be challenging and rewarding, then please join us the 3rd Thursday of every month, (Jan 18) in the Soroptimist Room (upper level), at 1 pm. More info? call Diane 250-335-1510

Gospel Sing-a-Long We sing from 10:30 – to 11:30 most Thursday mornings in the Conference Hall. Come on out and join us. We have a good time and very good musicians. By picking up the Newsletter you can keep up with all the fun events at the Evergreen Club. Remember it is time to renew your membership. Our start-up date will be January 11, 2018, and we will be cancelled January 25th, 2018. For more information call Marnie at 250-338-1282. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and will have a very Happy New Year.


Floor Curling


Floor curling will begin on Jan. 10th for the New Year. We continue to gain new members each week so if you are interested in trying the game, do come to the Native Sons Hall on Wednesdays at 12:45 pm. and someone will be happy to show you what we do.

Tuesday afternoon in the Craft Room at 12:30. Please arrive at 12: 15 so we can set up the tiles & pick seating. Our drop in fee is .50 cents. Newcomers are welcome, instruction is available. Info Kareen @ 250-890-9757

FMI: Dianne Bruon at 338-0940

Ken’s Karaoke The next Karaoke is Wed. Jan 10th 9:30 am - 12:30 in the Conferance Hall Everyone Welcome!

Knit & Crochet Group The group just had a great time meeting for lunch to celebrate a very successful year. We started keeping track in June and for that six month period we created over 150 articles to donate to charities. These included hats, baby sweaters, afghans, bibs, washcloths and much more. If you would be interested in joining us in this work or in working on your own projects, come out on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00. We will be taking a break on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 but the needles will fly again on Jan.9, 2018. If you have any questions, call me, Joyce, at 250-871-3141.

Meet & Greet - Singles We celebrated the end of the year at our December meeting with a party including games, a Christmas singalong and some fancy goodies. Five new members were welcomed to our group. Special thanks go out to Bev, our presiding chair; Barb who has organized some interesting speakers and outings over the past year; and Pat who arranged our monthly luncheons. Ellen, Shirley, Marie, Lori and Patricia have all provided their experience, talents and support with various tasks that keep the Meet and Greet running. Thanks to our phoners, Jackie, Mary, June and Patricia. My apologies if I’ve missed anyone. Thank you for all you do. The January meeting will be a forum to discuss what types of activities members would like to see happening in 2018. Come and join us on January 3rd and bring not only your ideas, but also in readiness to help to make events happen. Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Healthful New Year to all. CvR

Quilters The Quilters are very busy with two quilts on the racks and numerous quilts on the list. Please come and see us Mondays from noon to three if you have a quilt you would like hand quilted, “Friendship , like old quilts, stand the test of time!”

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Ukulele Club

Valley Echoes

The Evergreen Recorder Players meet each Friday from 10:00 to 11:30 in the Craft Room. We play music mostly from the Renaissance and Baroque eras in 3, 4, and 5 parts as well as folk and country dance tunes. New players are welcome. For more information contact Mike or 250-337- 5437 (shared phone, please don't leave message) or come to the Craft Room Friday morning.

Tuesday January 9th and 23rd. New Year’s Resolutions I will: . Stop losing my parked car . Wear matching socks . Remember all my passwords . Put the toilet seat down


Scrabble We meet every Wednesday 1:00 – 4:00 pm to have friendly, fun, noncompetitive games of Scrabble. New members and beginners are welcomed.

Table Tennis Table Tennis Members gathered to Party and say Goodbye to 2017 with some Pizza and Desserts on December 5th during our regular play time. We must have burned off all those calories running after that little orange ball right! We appreciate the work that the Custodians put in all year round as well as the extra work setting up for a party, thank you! As people search for ways to keep fit in January don’t forget there are many benefits to playing Table Tennis. Come out and give it a try! Join us on Monday between 11:30am1:30pm and Tuesday from 12:303:30pm. Paddles and balls provided. With the new year comes a new price. we’ve raised the cost of playing from .75 cents to $1.00. An affordable couple of hours all for a loonie.

If this looks like your list and you want a fun way of improving your memory why not check in to the Ukulele Club. We meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month (write that down so you don’t forget) We are not a teaching group, but if you are interested in playing our facilitator will provide you with websites, and instructions for simple chords. With only a few of the very simple chords, you can be up and playing many songs in no time at all. Our Club has “loaner” ukes that can be signed out and taken home to practice. These “loaners” give you an opportunity to try out the uke, before making the major purchase. Our music is sent to us via computer from which we can practice or print it out. In session we do not use any papers as our music for the night is displayed on a large screen. We welcome newcomers and experienced alike, and if you are interested, come down and listen, or even sing with us. There are a number of people in our Club who would be delighted to give you more information about our Club or the playing of the ukulele. Our requirements are simple, a current Evergreen Club membership and a $1.00 drop-in fee.

We continue to play at: 1st Thurs. Senior Village @ 2 pm 2nd Tues. Cumberland Lodge @ 2 pm 2nd Thurs. Casa Loma @ 2 pm 3rd Tues. ECU @ 2 pm 4th Tues. Glacier View Lodge @ l:30 Come and join us and spend time with family or friends that live in these homes.

Whist Please come and join us every Monday night, 7:30 to 9:30 for 20 games of Whist. We have coffee & snacks afterwards. All for $2.00. New members always welcome. Come a little early and meet new friends. Norm and Judy

For more information please contact Howie at or Terry at Peter

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HOLIDAY CLOSURE Our Evergreen Lounge Food Services will be re-opening Tuesday January 2nd.

JANUARY LUNCH SPECIALS Food Service Hours 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday to Friday






Thursday 3

Friday 4

Homemade Beef Dip

Homemade Shepherd’s Pie








Homemade Quiche


19 Rueben



Homemade Pizza


12 Homemade Lasagne

Meatloaf mashed potatoes & gravy

Chicken Cordon Blue Sandwich




26 Scalloped Potatoes & Ham



Pulled Pork, bun, coleslaw


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January 5


January 19


February 2


After 9:30 pm a late admisison fee of $4 will apply to latecomers.

February 9


90% of admission fees cover cost of the bands

February 16


February 23


Admission at the door

Members $7 Non Members /Guests $9

Location will be posted weekly on the notice board Please arrive a few minutes early as movies start right on time at 12:30 pm. Admission $1.00. Admittance will be declined after the movie has started.

Friday Jan. 5, 2018 Hacksaw Ridge Stars: Luke Bracey, Richard Pyros, Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington The extra ordinary true story of WW11 American Army Medic, Desmond Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa. The only soldier to fight on the front lines without a weapon, he saved the lives of 75 men and was the first man in history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. He believed that while the war was justified, killing was never-the-less wrong. Time: 2 hr. 19 mins. Friday Jan. 19, 2018 All Saints Stars: John Corbett, Cara Buono, Barry Corbin The true story of salesman-turned-Pastor, Michael Spurlock, the tiny church he was ordered to shut down and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all. Time: 1 hr. 48 mins Movies sponsored by Gone Hollywood Video in Comox

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SPECIAL EVENTS 2018 Memberships Evergreen Club members, who currently have a 2017 membership, can renew between October 2 and December 31 at an early bird discounted rate of $22 plus GST.

Evergreen Club Presents...

As of Janaury 2018 the regular memebrship fee applies. $27 plus GST

Sunday, December 31 Doors open at 6:30 pm Dinner at 7:00 pm Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre A delicious roast beef dinner will be served. Music for the dance provided by AMIGOS.


New Members are always welcome! Membership is required to participate in all Evergreen Club Activities.

$30/members, $35/non-members, limited tickets available

Evergreen Club presents E

Robbie Burns Luncheon

Thurs Thursday, Janua January 25 12:00 noon Florence Filberg, Conference Hall Conferen Tickets Tickets: $20


featuring: ~The Jacqueline Lambeth Singers singing Scottish songs ~The address to the Haggis ~The toast to Burns and the Lassies ~Bagpipes

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SPECIAL EVENTS Table Registration opens Dec 18th

The Evergreen Club Presents

The Georgia Strait Big Band’s

Saturday, February 17 7:30 pm Native Sons Hall, 360 Cliffe Avenue Tickets: $15 member or $18 Tickets Available in January 2018

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Your Volunteer Coordinator What a wonderful time of year it was around the Evergreen Club. So many fun club parties and events took place! All the convenors & many hands behind the CVCB Concert, Yuletide Dance, Choristers Christmas Show and of course the New Year’s Party gets a virtual standing ovation! ‘Thank you’ volunteers for putting in all your time and efforts for the betterment of the club. Our members always love a good reason to get out and mix with others and because of your events they get many opportunities to do just that. And I would be remiss, if I didn’t highlight the hard work and vision of our lounge volunteer decorator Sheryl. The Christmas tree (as seen in the photos) and joyous decorations are such an uplifting sight for of all our eyes. On that note, are you a good helper? See the sidekick volunteer opportunity listed! The New Year is a good time to reflect on the previous year. Some of you are very busy and always find time to give back. Are you looking for new ways to give back and switch up your old routines? Studies show volunteers live longer and happier lives! It doesn’t get any better than that folks. Happy New Year everyone!

for Get Well or Illness Hospitalization Bereavement Special Occasions Thank You We care about our friends at the Evergreen Club. If you feel a card would be especially appreciated for a member please call or email

Miriam P is featured here as our very own Christmas Snow Queen!

Betty Ford

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? Call or drop by to see Deanne

250-338-1000 ext. 7332 or email

Perfume Alert Please be aware of perfume allergies and do not wear perfume or other scented products to club activities or on trips. Thanks!

*Club Rep’s, if you have a volunteer within your group that deserves a special kudos, or a new volunteer please let me know.


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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Robbie Burns Event Kitchen Support Volunteers are needed for food prep, serving and clean up for lunch for this fun filled Scottish event on Thursday January 25th in the Conference Hall.

Trash &Treasures Concession A small concession stand of food services will be open during our Trash & Treasures Sale in the upper Conference Hall. It takes place Sunday January 28th with the stand serving drinks and light refreshments off the side of the kitchen vestibule. The stand will have different times of shifts needed to cover the concession opening and closing time of around 8:30-2:30. If you love a good multi-vendor market, why not have fun volunteering and then scope out the sale!

Kitchen Spares We appreciate any time and flexibility you can offer! We are always looking to add more kitchen volunteers to our spare board. Various times include opening 8am-10am, AM host 10am-1pm, Dishwasher 11:30am-1:30pm, and the closing PM shift of 1pm-3:00pm when the kitchen will close and then the shutdown process begins. We like to match the shift to your needs and preferences. Training provided.

Decorating Sidekick Our volunteer lounge decorator keeps things looking so festive and seasonal throughout the year and would love a few extra helping hands with decorating. Let us know if you can help her. Do you have the ability to pass things up? Stand back and say, “more to the left…” then you are the right person for this! Decorating tends to happen after 4pm on weekdays.

Kitchen Caller We are looking for someone who will be able to receive voice mail and reply in a timely manner. Periodically, a volunteer can’t make their kitchen shift and you would be required to call someone in to cover it from the spare sheet. If you are comfortable on the phone then this is for you! Each month five kitchen phoners fill the spares for one calendar week. It’s always a plus if you are email friendly but not mandatory.

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact the Evergreen Club Volunteer Coordinator, Deanne McRae at 250.338.1000 ext 7332 or email Those listed above are just a sample of some of the opportunities we have for volunteering.

Thank you Edith Big heartfelt thanks go out to Edith H for her many years of volunteerism running our Evergreen Club card program. Edith conveyed it was an honour and a privilege in this role. As she states, “I found the assignment such a pleasure to do as wishes are sent out to members at very vulnerable times in their lives.” The card program is continuing under our new volunteer Betty F.

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EVERGREEN CLUB DAY TRIPS Broadway’s “Motown The Musical ” Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver (# 45292) Date: Saturday February 10, 2018 Cost: $239 Depart: 8:45 am Return: 10:35 pm It began as one man's story, became everyone's music and is now Broadway's musical. Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in this record-breaking smash. (Great Left Centre Orchestra seating) Hosted by Island Fever Travel

Celtic Woman Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver (#45291) Date: Sunday June 3, 2018 Cost: $259 until Dec 31st $279 after Dec 31st Depart: 11:15 am Return: 1:30 am A one-of-a-kind live act, Celtic Woman combines the country's finest musical talents with epic stage production to present a uniquely inspiring live experience. Celtic Woman celebrates Ireland's rich musical and cultural heritage, while continuing its remarkable 12-year-legacy of introducing some of Ireland's most talented singers and musicians onto the world stage. The Grammy-winning group Celtic Woman - featuring the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and the breathtaking Celtic violinist Tara McNeill, accompanied by a full ensemble of musicians and dancers. Excellent seating at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for the 5 pm performance . Hosted by Island Fever Travel

MORE DAY TRIPS Watch for more day trips to be announced. Here is what we have booked so far for 2018 so you can plan ahead! These trips are not yet open for booking, watch for new day trips and details in upcoming newsltters. Chemainus Theatre Million Dollar Quartet Thur. Apr. 5 Grease Wed. July 4 Little Women Thur. Dec. 6 Summer Day Trips Trip to Port Alberni and the McLean Mill Railway (July ) Friendly Cove on the Uchuck III (August)


EVERGREEN CLUB TRAVEL Whistler 55+ Spring Adventure (#45348) In cooperation with Square 1 Travelplus Travel by bus and ferry to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Enjoy the optional scheduled fun activities, social gatherings and interesting presentations. While in Whistler enjoy the gym, pool, whirlpools in this luxurious hotel and explore the magnificent surroundings of Whistler Village. Departs: April 30, 2018 7:45 am Returns: May 3, 2018 6:15 pm Cost: $990.00 Double occupancy $1,245.00 Single occupancy Senior Discount- $18.00 (for 65+) Deposit: $100.00 per person Final Payment: March 15, 2018 Price includes home pickup and drop off, return bus and ferry transportation from the Comox valley to Whistler, 3 night’s accommodation at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 receptions, 3 dinners, choice of presentations and activities, gratuities and taxes.

COMING SOON Theses trips are not yet open for booking. Watch for more trips and details TBA. Haida Gwaii August 6-13 Visits Masset, Queen Charlotte City, Skidegate, the Haida Heritage Centre and the ancient Haida village of Skedans. Beautiful BC Kootenays and Okanagan Sept 29-Oct 5 Bus Trip. Visits towns, museums, viewpoints and wineries.

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EVERGREEN CLUB TRAVEL Newfoundland and Labrador (#45347) In cooperation with Square1 Travel. Experience the majesty, history and the culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. This comprehensive tour locally escorted Tour is a complete immersion in the culture and daily life of the province. Its easy pace makes it enjoyable and its encounters make it unforgettable. Travel from coast to coast with a local guide who will bring the experience to life. Departs: July 3, 2018 Returns: July 15, 2018 Cost: $4,125.00 Double Occupancy $5,150.00 Single Occupancy $ 950.00 WestJet flights Deposit: $400.00 per person Final Payment: May 3, 2018 Trip includes: coach tour, 13 nights’ hotel accommodation, services of local guide, water shuttle/tour of Bonne Bay, Gros Morne Park, Sir Wilfred Grenfell Mission, Red Bay, Basque Whaling Station, return ferry to Labrador, excursions to L’Anse Aux Meadows,tour of historic St John’s, Cape Spear, Twillingate, Trinity, Bonavista and more. Includes 12 breakfasts, 8 midday meals; 3 dinners

Holland America Fall Foliage Cruise (#45349) In cooperation with Square 1 Travelplus Our escorted tour will take us to Boston for a day of Sightseeing with our included Hop on – Hop off pass. Then we board our Holland America Veendam Cruise to explore the eastern seaboard, with stops in Bar Harbor Maine, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax and Quebec City, ending up In Montreal. Enroute to the airport we will have a morning sightseeing tour of Montreal. Departs: Sept 27, 2018 Returns: Oct 6, 2018 Cost: Double occupancy Inside Stateroom $3,090.00 Double occupancy Outside Stateroom $3,320.00 Group Airfare Extra $ 865.00 Deposit: $500.00 Final payment: July 10, 2018 Trip includes: home pick up and drop off, flights to Boston from Comox with return from Montreal to Vancouver, bus and ferry transfer from Vancouver to the Comox Valley, 7 night cruise on Holland America Veendam in selected category with meals, entertainment and cocktail reception, tour host, bus driver gratuity and all taxes.

Discovery Coast to Cariboo Circle Tour (#45346) In cooperation with Square1 Travel Join our escorted coach tour through the Discovery Coast & Cariboo, including scenic ferry trip from Port Hardy to Bella Coola where a local guide will show us around. Then we drive up the infamous “Big Hill” & through the Chilcotin region to the Cariboo; with visits to Willams Lake, Quesnel, Barkerville & Whistler. Departs: July 9, 2018 Returns: July 15, 2018 Cost: Double Occupancy 65+ $1,640.00 Double Occupancy Adult $1,705.00 Single Occupancy 65+ $2,160.00 Single Occupancy $2,225.00 Deposit: $150.00 per person Final Payment: April 15, 2018

Trip includes: Home pick-up & drop off; all bus & ferry transportation; 1 night in Port Hardy; 2 nights in Bella Coola; 2 nights in Williams Lake; 1 night in Pemberton; 6 breakfasts; 4 lunches;3 dinners. This escorted tour includes gratuities, baggage handling, and all taxes.

Blue Jays vs Seattle Mariners with Clearwater Casino Resort (# 45387) In cooperation with Square 1 Travel Plan your trip, enjoy the games, casino and Seattle. Stadium seating plan available. Don your Blue Jay’s gear for the annual Blue Jays vs Seattle Mariners trip. Go Jays Go! Departs: August 3, 2018, 6:00 am after home pickup Returns: August 6, 2018, 6:00 pm Cost: No baseball tickets: $ 875.00 Double Occupancy or $1,325.00 Single Occupancy 3 Section 117 or 143 baseball tickets: $1,175.00 Double Occupancy or $1,625.00 Single Occupancy 3 Terrace Club baseball tickets : $1,315.00 Double Occupancy or $1,765.00 Single Occupancy Deposit: $150.00 per person Final Payment: June 3, 2018 Seating Plan available to assit with ticket choices. Trip includes: home pick up, bus transportation, ferry costs, 3 Blue Jay vs Mariners baseball game tickets (optional) , 1 dinner, 3 night’s accommodation at Clearwater Casino Resort, Suquamish, WA, taxes & bus driver gratuity. Passport or enhanced driver’s license is required for travel to the US by bus. Medical & cancellation insurance is recommended.

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BUS TRIPS & EXCURSIONS TRIP POLICIES & INFORMATION Please read the following information carefully. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janet at 250-3381000. Any person participating in a day or overnight trip with the Evergreen Club must have a current membership. A nonmember (any age) may attend a trip as a member’s guest. The dates for booking appear in your newsletter. Add your name to the wait list if a trip is sold out. Please indicate your traveling companion’s name when registering. Receipts are issued by the City of Courtenay as the city processes payments on our behalf. All Evergreen Club and Trip Providers policies apply to trips.

Day Trips Fees are to be paid in full at time of registration by cash, cheque, debit card, VISA or MasterCard. Please make cheques payable to the “City of Courtenay.”

Overnight trips

Please ask if a trip flyer is available. Deposits: A non refundable deposit must be paid at the time of booking & can be paid by cash, cheque, debit, Visa or MasterCard. Remaining payments: ONLY cheques are accepted for Post-dated payments which must be left for the balance owing at the time of booking. No other payment method is accepted for postdated payments. Postdated payments will be applied 30 days or 45 days prior to departure and specified by trip. Please make cheques payable to the “City of Courtenay.”

Cancellations & Refunds All cancellations and refunds are subject to a $15 administration fee payable at the time of cancellation. The travel provider may charge an additional cancellation fee. Refunds are subject to the travel providers’ policies – please refer to their trip flyer. Cancellations may not be accepted. Trips organized by travel agencies (advertised through the Evergreen Club) Cancellations and refunds are subject to the travel providers’ policies – please see terms & conditions on their trip flyers. After notification of a cancellation it may take up to a week for staff to contact the travel provider to get the exact refund amount, if any. The $15 administration fee applies. Trips exclusive to the Evergreen Club No refunds for cancellations made less than 30 days before the trip date unless the seat(s) is re-sold from the waitlist. The $15 administration fee applies. Substitutions Substitutions of travelling companion (name changes) for people registered together may be accepted. A $25 fee will apply. Travel providers may have an additional fee. Fees are determined by the travel provider.

Additional Notes There is no pre-arranged or assigned seating on Evergreen Club Trips. Please advise staff if you have any specific traveling requirements. The seat directly behind the bus driver is reserved for the escort. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure of bus trips. Passports or Enhanced Drivers Licenses are required when travelling to the US. Gratuities for the bus driver are included in the cost of most trips.

Perfume Alert

BC Ferry Travel

Please be aware of perfume allergies and please do not wear perfume on bus trips.

B.C. Residents (65 years & over) travel at 1/2 price on the B.C. Ferries Monday through Thursdays. Some exceptions may apply to some trips contracted with travel companies. You must bring your identification on all trips that involve travel on B.C. Ferries.


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CITY OF COURTENAY RECREATION WINTER 2018 FITNESS AT A GLANCE “Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese ” Satchel Paige




Thursday 9:00 am 55+ TRX (Level 1) Lewis Centre

9:15 am Chair Fit Filberg Centre 9:00 am Friday Fit Mix

9:00 am Stretch/Strength Filberg Centre

9:00 am 55+ TRX (Level 1) Lewis Centre

9:00 am Simply Strength 2 Native Sons Hall

9:00 am Simply Strength 2

9:15 am Chair Fit Filberg Centre

10:00 am 55+ Strength Training Lewis Centre

9:00 am Stretch/Strength Native Sons Hall

10:15 am Simply Strength 1 Native Sons Hall

10:30 am 55+ Strength Training Lewis Centre

10:30 am 55+ Strength Training Lewis Centre 11:15 am 55+ Strength Training Lewis Centre 1:00 pm 55+ Strength Training Lewis Centre

2:45 9m 55+ TRX (Level 2) Lewis Centre

Native Sons Hall

10:00 am 55+ Strength Training Lewis Centre 10:15 am Simply Strength 1 Native Sons Hall

10:30 am 55+ Strength Training Lewis Centre 2:45 9m 55+ TRX (Level 2) Lewis Centre

10:30 am Womens Specific Strength Lewis Centre

11:15 am 55+ Strength Training Lewis Centre 1:00 pm 55+ Strength Training Lewis Centre


Native Sons Hall

10:00 am 55+ Strength Training Lewis Centre

2:15 pm 55+ Strength Training Lewis Centre

2:15 pm 55+ Strength Training Lewis Centre


Please pre-register for all of the above classes ~ drop ins or punch cards may be used for programs with star (space permitting). See following pages for class descriptions. Fitness Fees


11 Punch

*Effective January 1, 2016

Evergreen Member Non-member Simply Strength 1

$5.00 $ 6.50

$ 50 $ 65 $65

How to pay: • • •

All drop-in fees must be paid at the Florence Filberg Centre office prior to attending classes & receipt given to instructor Punch card holders may go directly to their class Be sure to turn in your completed punch card to be entered in the monthly draw for a free card!

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WINTER 2018 INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS Fitness Classes Simply Strength Exercises will be taught with a variety of equipment to increase balance, range of motion & strength. This class will help you regain or maintain your ability to climb stairs, get in and out of a chair or car, & maintain your balance while walking and standing. Adult punch cards are accepted. No class Family Day & February 21st Instructor: Joyce Leong & Steve Thomson Level 1 #44809Mondays & Wednesdays January 8 - March 21 10:15am - 11:15am Level 2 #45207 Mondays & Wednesdays January 8 - March 21 9:00am - 10:00 am Native Sons Grand Hall $120/20

Fall Proof Balance & Mobility Training

This class will improve balance, strength, walking ability, and confidence. Track your progress with pre and post balance assessments. The exercises are matched to your abilities and are done sitting, standing and walking. Participants must be able to walk a city block without stopping, and without the use of a walker or cane. A doctor’s referral may be required. No class Family Day, February 22 & March 22 Instructor: Kim Hamilton Mondays & Thursdays #44812 January 8 - February 8 #44811 February 15 - March 26 1:00 - 2:00 pm Native Sons Grand Hall $80/10


Stretch & Strength This class begins with a moderate level warm up followed by exercises that focus on strengthening, toning and stretching key muscles. A long, relaxing stretch completes the class. No class Family Day & February 22. Instructor: Nancy Victoria #45267 Mondays & Thursdays January 8 - March 22 9:00 - 10:00 am Filberg Centre Rotary Hall & Native Sons Grand Hall $120/20

Chair Fit A safe exercise program designed for the older exerciser or those with physical limitations that make traditional exercising difficult. Classes will incorporate upper and lower body movements and the exercises are done in and out of chairs - with no floor work. Instructor: Wendy Matte #44868Tuesdays & Fridays January 9 - March 23 9:00 - 10:00 am Filberg Centre Rotary Hall $132/22

Minds in Motion This class is designed for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and a friend, family member or caregiver. Enjoy light exercise followed by activities or games and social time in a relaxed atmosphere. Light refreshments will be provided. No class February 21. Wednesdays #44848 January 10 - March 7 1:00pm - 3:00pm Lower Native Sons Hall $60/8

55+ TRX and Resistance Training

Suspension training is perfect for the older adult allowing the user to modify body position, base of support and stability to progress or regress an exercise. Movements on the TRX can stay simple and static or be more dynamic, depending on your own comfort level. No class Family Day Instructor: Kim Hamilton Mondays & Wednesdays Level 2

#44799 January

8 - February 14



19 - March 28 9:00 - 10:00 am Lewis Wellness Centre $96/12 Tuesdays & Thursdays Level 1 #44800 January 9 - February 15 $96/12 #44801 Febraury 20 - March 29 $96/12 9:00 - 10:00 am Lewis Wellness Centre Tuesdays & Thursdays Level 2 #44798January 9 - Febraury 15 $96/12 #44802February 20 - March 29 $96/12 2:45 - 3:45 pm Lewis Wellness Centre

Womens Specific Strength This class focuses on resistance training to help improve muscle and bone strength, as well as increased balance, mobility and flexibility. No class Family Day. Instructor: Morgan Klieber #44867Mondays January 15 - March 26 10:30 - 11:30 am Lewis Activity Room A $60/10

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55+ Strength Training

Strength training is great for anyone looking to maintain, build and improve their strength, balance and overall well-being. Our qualified instructor is in the weightroom guiding you through your fitness journey and offering support at every turn. No class Family Day. Instructor: Juan Blancas Mondays & Wednesdays January 8 - March 14 #44754 10:00 - 11:00 am #44757 11:15 am - 12:15 pm #44755 1:00 - 2:00 pm #44756 2:15 - 3:15 pm $126/21 Tuesdays & Thursdays January 9 - March 22 #44752 10:30 - 11:30 am Lewis Wellness Centre $132/22 #44753 Fridays January 12 - March 23 10:00 - 11:00 am Lewis Wellness Centre $66/11

Friday Fit Mix This program is designed to rotate through a different class style each week. Start with Cardio & Abs, the next week will be Cardio Intervals using step, swiss balls, aerobics, and weights, next will be a Total Strength class and finally Balance, Bands & Balls. All classes have a 10-15 minute stretch at the end. No class February 2. Instructor: Joyce Leong #44866 Fridays January 5- March 16 9:00am - 10:00am Native Sons Hall Grand Hall $60/10

Yoga 55+ Hatha Yoga Gain improved flexibility, balance, strength, posture and a sense of well being. These mixed level classes will incorporate basic poses with options for increased challenge. No class November 13. Instructor: Sheron Jutila Mondays #45195 January 8 - March 26 2:00 - 3:30 pm Filberg Centre Rotary Hall Fridays January 12 - March 23 #45192 10:00 - 11:30 am #45191 2:00 - 3:30 pm Native Sons Hall $132/11

Good Morning Yoga Leave the class feeling energized yet calm and relaxed. Build body and mind awareness through yoga posture, breathing practice and mediation. Requires previous yoga experience. Instructor: Akiko Shima #44885 Fridays January 12 - March 23 9:15 - 10:45 am Lewis Meeting Room $132/11

55+ Gentle Yoga Gain improved flexibility, balance, strength, posture and a sense of well being. These mixed level classes will incorporate basic poses with options for increased challenge. No class Family Day. Instructor: Sheron Jutila Mondays #44852 January 8 - March 26 10:15 - 11:15 am Filberg Centre Rotary Hall $99/11

Yoga for Joint Health This series of gentle postures focuses on bringing mobility to the joints. This class moves slowly, giving time to explore and modify as we go. The ‘joint releasing series’ can be used alone as a gentle practice or as a warm up for other activities. Instructor: Sheron Jutila Tuesdays #45179 January 2- March 27 10:15 - 11:30 am $130/13 Thursdays #45176 January 4 - March 29 10:00 - 11:30 am Lewis Meeting Room $156/13

Chair Yoga

Developed for those who cannot or do not feel comfortable on the floor. Focus is on breathing, body awareness, relaxation, stretching and gentle postures. We finish with a meditation to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Instructor: Catherine Reid #44849 Tuesdays January 9 - March 13 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Native Sons Grand Hall $90/10

Functional Yoga

In this class we will alrn how asanas can help you in everyday life by stretching naturally tight areas fo teh body adn target weaker muscles with low impact muscle contractions. Each class will help build a stronger foundation to take with you on and off the mat. Instructor: Wendie Matte #44882 Tuesdays Janaury 9 - March 21 10:45 - 11:45 am Lewis Craft Room A $99/11

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WINTER 2018 INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS Restorative Yoga Explore gentle and supported postures that ease tension, free joints and balance body and mind. This class is not limited to those recovering from injury or illness or who have limited range of motion. All levels welcome including those who prefer slow practice. Instructor: Helen Pattinson #45173Thursdays January 18 - March 22 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm Lewis Meeting Room $120/10

Hatha Level 1 This class will introduce you to the basics of yoga postures and breathing practices. ength adn balance as well as flexibility, while giving you the tools for stress reductions. No class October 9 & November 13. Instructor: Catherine Reid Mondays #44100September 11 - December 18 6:00 - 7:00 pm Lewis Meeting Room $104/13

Gentle Yoga Slowly and gently getting into posture and breathing practice helps enhance the range of motion. Suitable for beginners and those who prefer a gentle practice. Instructor: Akiko Shima #44079 Wednesday September 6 - December 20 10:45am - 12:00 pm Lewis Salish Building $160/16 #44078 Monday September 11 - December 18 9:30 am - 10:45 am Native Sons Hall Lower Level $130/13


Therapeutic Yoga A combination of mindful joint movements, somatics, restorative poses and breathing practice will develop greater awareness of specific parts of your body, find relief from pain & understand fully how your body works. Suitable for beginners through advanced practitionaers. No class Family Day.. Instructor: Akiko Shima #45174 Mondays January 8 - March 19 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Native Sons Hall Lower Level $100/10 #45175 Fridays January 12 - March 23 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Lewis Meeting Room $110/11

Intro to Meditation (with Yoga) Each class begins with a short Gentle Yoga practice to prepare body and mind for sitting. We will briefly discuss the week’s meditation and then try it out. Discover a new technique each week and learn how to choose a practice that fits your personality. Gather helpful tools for taking meditation home with you. All levels welcome. Instructor: Sheron Jutila #45196Thursdays January 4 - February 8 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Lewis Meeting Room $72/6

Please read your receipt carefully or make note of special instructions when registering!

Movement Drums Alive Golden Beats ‘Golden Beats’ is a new Drums Alive offering especially designed for seniors and those recovering from injuries. It is a lighter workout for the entire mind, body and spirit that is modified for those who would like to enjoy a slower pace. No Class February 22. Instructor: Monica Hofer #44788 Thursdays January 11 -March 22 10:30 am - 11:30 am Native Sons Grand Hall $70/10

Tai Chi

Derived from the martial arts, Tai Chi is composed of slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and deep breathing, which enhance physical health and emotional well-being. Tai Chi improves overall fitness, coordination, and agility. No class February 21. Instructor: Ivy Wang Wednesdays #45152 9:00 am - 10:00 am Level 2 #4515110:00 am - 11:00 am Level 1 #45153 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Level 3 January 10 - March 14 Lower Native Sons Hall $120/10 Instructor: Albert Balbon Thursdays #45150 7:15pm - 8:15pm January 11 - March 14 Lewis Meeting Room $80/10

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WINTER 2018 INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS Creative Pursuits Painting Landscapes Get ready for the upcoming fall season by learning how to paint beautiful landscapes now. From making your sketch to getting the colorus right and defining the leaves, water and clouds. This class is fun and good for beginners or intermediate painters. No class Family Day. Instructor: Teresa Knight #45238 Mondays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Filberg Centre Craft Room $125/8

Beginners Painting (Oils & Acyrlics) Learn every basic skill you’ll need to have a solid foundation in painting. You’ll learn how to draw, mix colours, recognize and get accurate tone, create great compositions and more! All in easy steps with a great atmosphere! Instructor: Teresa Knight #44769 Wednesdays January 17 - March 7 6:30 - 8:30pm Filberg Centre Craft Room $125/8

Aromatherapy and the Essence of Love

Happy Valnetine’s Day class. Explore the lure of aromatherapy and teh Essential Oils of Love. Class includes Essential Oil profiles, safety, blending and make an aromatherapy spray to enjoy or gift. Instructor: Deanna Papineau #45161 Wednesday February 7 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lewis Craft Room A $60

Art with Heart Retreat

The winter retreat involves slowing down and conecting your body, mind and spirit through making art with heart. We will make art and projects focused on gratitude and postive affirmations to take home, meditative adn expressionistic explorations will also be guided on thsi retreat to get you started on the right path this year! Instructor: TaraLee Houston Saturday & Sunday January 20 & 21 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Lewis Salish Building #45145 Both Days $75 #45239 Saturday Only $50 #45240 Sunday Only $50

Easy Raw Cuisine

Jump-start 2018 with tasty raw recipes -- gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, guilt-free. Enjoy Banana Lemon Pie, Jicama-Not Potato Salad on Greens, Brazil Nut Topping, Spaghetti and Marinara Sauce. Get recipes and lots of valuable information Instructor: Rose Vasile #45128 Wednesday January 17 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Filberg Evergreen Lounge $40

Introduction to Numerology Numerology is the study of the vibrational significance of the numbers found in your name & birthdate. It can provide insight into your strengths & weaknesses, deep desires, emotional triggers, & innate talents. Instructor: Kara Foreman #45130 Saturdays February 3 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Filberg Soroptomist Lounge $35

Dance Line Dance

Come and kick your heels and dance the afternoon away! Line dancing is a great way to keep your brain and your body active. No partners required. Instructor: Joan Wydenes #44781 Tuesdays Intermediate January 9 - March 27 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Native Sons Grand Hall #44780 Wednesdays Beginner January 10 - March 28 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lewis Activity Room A $72/12 $6.50/ Drop-in *Please pay at Filberg or Lewis front desk and bring receipt to instructor

Nia Moving to music that invigorates and inspires, we cycle through dynamics of power and strength, grace and flexibility. This is fitness that respects who you are, where you’ve come from, and where you want to go. Every body welcome. No class Febraury 21. Instructor: Ann Marie Lisch #44846 Mondays January 15 - March 12 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm Filberg Rotary Hall $72/8 Benefits of Creative Expression: * creating art relieves stress * encourages creative thinking * boosts self-esteem & provides a sense of accomplishment * increases brain connectivity and plasticity * Increases empathy, tolerance & feelings of love * art is for everyone!

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WINTER 2018 INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS Dance Silver Swans Develop strength and flexibility through classical technique in this 55+ class. Beginners welcome! Class is based on Royal Academy of Dance graded syllabus. Please wear comfortable and non-restrictive clothes and tie long hair back. Instructor: Jenna Flint #44815 Tuesdays January 16 - March 20 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Lewis Activity Room $60/10

Hula Hula is the graceful Polynesian dance of the Hawaiian Islands. In this 4 week series, you will learn the basic movements of hula as well as learn a couple of dances. A fun new way to move your body as you learn to tell a story with your hands. No experience necessary. Instructor: Jacqueline Nybo #45256 Tuesdays January 16 - February 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am Lewis MP Hall $80/6

Zumba Gold Zumba for older active participants with easy to follow Zumba choreography that focuses on range of motion and coodination. Features cardio conditioning, flexibility & balance. Instructor: Lyla Pettis #45174 Thursdays January 11 - March 22 10:30 am - 11:30 am Lewis Activity Room $66/10


Music Blues Harmonica The harmonica is a versatile instrument that can be heard in music ranging from fold and country to jazz and rock, but the harmonica is truly at home with the blues. No previous musical experience is necessary. No class Family Day. Instructor: Larry Ayre #45259 Mondays February 5 - March 19 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lewis Tsolum Building $75/6 #4470 Thursdays February 8 - March 15 1:00 pm - 2:00pm Lewis Salish Building $75/6

Strum Along Guitar Learn to strum along to some of your favourite familiar songs. This easy beginner guitar course will teach you chord and rhythm basics. All you need is a guitar! No class Family Day. Instructor: Larry Ayre #44791 Mondays February 5 - March 19 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Lewis Tsolum Building $90/6 #44790 Thursdays February 8 - March 15 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Lewis Salish Building $90/6

Please read your receipt carefully or make note of special instructions when registering!

Beginners African Drumming

Drumming in a community is good for your physical and mental health, and a great way to balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain. This class is for those new to drumming. No class February 21. Instructor: Monica Hofer #44782 Wednesdays January 10 - March 21 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Native Sons Lower Level $70/10

Beyond Beginner African Drumming If you are looking for a place to enhance your drumming skills, but you aren’t a beginner and not quite ready to leap to intermediate level, this is the class for you! This class will cater to returning ‘beyond beginner’ drummers and those students who are ready to move up. No class February 22. #45289 Thursdays January 11 - March 22 5:00pm - 6:00 pm Native Sons Hall Lower Level $140/10

Intermediate African Drumming Join Monica Hofer, local hand drumming instructor and drum circle facilitator, and get into your weekly groove! New rhythms taught every week; opportunities to work on djembe as well as bass (dun) drums! Great for the mind, the body and the spirit. This class is for those with previous experience. No class Family Day. Instructor: Monica Hofer #44786 Mondays January 8 - March 19 11:45 am - 12:45 pm Native Sons Grand Hall $140/10

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Sports Badminton Get some exercise, meet new players and improve your game i nthis fast paced group sport! No games Family Day. #44832 Monday, Thursday & Fridays January 8 - March 22 1:00pm - 3:00pm Lewis Centre Gym $2 Evergreen Drop - In #44833 Mondays & Thursdays January 8 - March 22 8:00pm - 10:00 pm Lewis Centre Gym $63/21

Pickleball Join in and have fun playing this exciting paddle game! Like a mini tennis game, Pickleball is played by 2 or 4 people on a badminton-sized court using wood paddle racquets and a plastic style baseball. Equipment will be provided. No games February 22 & March 22. #44830 Tuesdays & Thursdays January 4 - March 20 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Native Sons Grand Hall $2.50/Drop-in

Intro to Nordic Pole Walking Learn the correct Nordic pole walking tecnique, the difference between Nordic poles and other walking poles. Nordic pole walking improves your endurance, cardio, posture, balance, and much more. Nordic poles available for use in class and for purchase. Intructor: Catherine Egan #44828 Fridays February 23 - April 13 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lewis Centre $80/8

Wellness Hearing Screenings What’s your reason for getting your hearing checked today? Self Test Questions: • Think everone is mumbling? • Constantly increase the volume on your TV or Radio? • Often ask others to repeat themselves? If you answered YES to any of these questions we highly recommend that you book a complimentary Hearing Health Check today. It just might be the best 15 minutes you can spend where your hearing health is concerned because a Hearing Health Check is the first step to discovering if further evaluation is required. Your results will be explained clearly by a friendly Hearing Professional from Connect Hearing. Sign up for your Hearing Health Check today and stay connected to the sounds you love. Third Thursday of the month FREE please call to reserve

Foot Care Clinic

A Foot Care Nurse will provide you with a nursing assessment of your feet along with education on the prevention of foot issues. You will receive general information about proper foot care as well as trimming/reducing your toenails, corns and calluses and if applicable a diabetic sensory test will be done. This ‘treatment’ finishes with a foot massage. Instructor: Anne Lai & Amy Lindal September 20 October 18 November 15 December 20 Soroptomist Lounge $45/appointment

Registration Policy • All registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis. • Pre-registration is required for all classes except when specified as a drop in class. • Fees are to be paid in full at the time of registration by cash, cheque, Visa, Mastercard or Debit Card. Please make cheques payable to the City of Courtenay. • Registration is limited to the immediate family plus members from one other family only. • Courtenay Recreation reserves the right to cancel any programs. • GST will be charged on all programs. • A $20 handling charge will be collected on NSF cheques. • Please read confirmation receipts carefully for information on dates, times, supplies, etc. • A full or pro-rated refund will be given if class is cancelled or for medical reasons with a doctor’s note. • All requests for refunds, credits or transfers will be processed with a full refund up to FIVE days before the start of the program. After this time, an administrative fee of $ 5 will be charged on all cash, Visa, Mastercard and Debit Card refunds. • Refunds left as a CREDIT on your account will NOT be charged the administrative fee. • Refunds will NOT be approved after a program has ended.

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JANUARY AT A GLANCE Evergreen Club clubs subject to change - check with club reps or newletter for updates



Cue Sports Drop-in 7am - 5 pm Cycling Group meets 10 am (weather permitting) Canasta 9:30 am - 12:00 noon Quilting 12 noon - 4 pm Table Tennis 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Cue Sports Drop-in 7am - 5 pm SloPitch (summer) 9:30 -11:30 Fabric Painters 9:30 - 11:30 am Bible Study 9:30 -- 11:00am Crib 10 am - 12 noon Happy Gang 10 am - 12 noon Carpet Bowling 1 pm Darts Instruction /Drop-in play 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Mahjong 12:30 - 3 pm Book Club Carpet Bowling (1st Monday) 1 -2 pm League Play 1 pm Stamp Club Drama Club Meets (2nd Tues.) 1 - 3 pm 3:15 - 5 pm Table Tennis 12:30 - 3:30pm Whist Knit & Crochet Group 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 1 pm -3 pm Recorder 3:15 -4:30 Ukulele Group (2nd & 4th Tuesday) 4:30 - 6:15 pm Bridge 7 - 10 pm

Cue Sports Drop-in 7 am - 5 pm Heartstrings 10 am -12 noon Cycling Group meets 10 am (weather permitting) Floor Curling 12:30 -3:15 Texas Hold’em 12:15 - 3:30pm Chess 12:30 - 3:30pm Mexican Train 1 pm (2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesday of the month) Meet & Greet (Singles) 1 -3 pm 1st Wed of month Scrabble 1 - 4 pm


Cue SportsDrop-in 7 am - 5 pm Brazilian Embroidery 9 am -12 noon Gospel Sing 10:30 Camera Club (1st & 3rd Thur.) 12:00 -2:30pm Art Club 12:30 - 3:30pm Social Bridge 12:30 - 3:30pm Carpet Bowing Drop-in Play 1 pm Genealogy Club 3rd Thurs 1 - 3 pm

Golf Club meets at Longlands on Wed. & Fri, 9:30 am from April to October.

Friday Cue Sports Drop-in 7 am - 5 pm SloPitch 9:30 -11:30 Choristers 10 - 11:30am Recorder 10 - 11:30 am Chess 12:30 - 3:30pm At the Movies 12:30 pm (1st & 3rd Fridays) Check Summer schedule for dates. Texas Hold’em 12:30 - 3:30pm Computer Club 1 pm 2nd Friday of month Bingo 1 - 3 pm Fri. Night Dances 7:30pm (check schedule) Computer Lab Maintenance is completed on the first Friday of each month.

Recreation Programs

CITY OF COURTENAY RECREATION PROGRAMS require advanced registration .

* indicates programs held at Lewis Centre. 55+ TRX Level 1 *55+ TRX Level 2 *55+ TRX Level 1 *55 + TRX Level 2 9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am - 10:00 am Stretch & Strength Tai Chi Level 2 *Qigong Gentle Yoga 9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:30 am - 10:45 am 9 :00 am - 9:40 am *Qigong Tai Chi Level 1 Chair Fit 55+ Gentle Yoga 9 :00 am - 9:40 am 10:00 am - 11:00 am 9:15 - 10:15 am 10:15 - 11:15 am Yoga For Joint Health * Women’s Specific *Yoga For Joint Health *Gentle Yoga 10:00 am - 11:30 am 10:45am 12:00 pm 10:15 - 11:30 am Strength Training Drums Alive Golden 10:30 am - 11:30 am *55+ Strength Trng Tai Chi Level 3 Beats 11:15 am - 12:15 pm 10:30 - 11:30 am Restorative Yoga 10:30am - 11:30 am *Line Dance 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Chair Yoga *Zumba Gold Beginner Fall Proof & Mobility 11 am -12 noon 10:30am - 11:30 am Line Dance - Beyond 1:00 pm -2:00 pm Training Fall Proof & Mobility Minds in Motion Beginner 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Training 1:00 pm -3:00 pm 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 55+ Hatha Yoga 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm *55+ Strength Trng 2:00 pm -3:15pm 1:30 - 2:30 pm


Friday Fit Mix 9:00 am - 10:00 am Chair Fit 9:15 am - 10:15 am *Good Morning Yoga 9:15 am - 10:15 am *55+ Strength Trng 10:00 am - 11:00 am 55+ Hatha Yoga 10:00 am - 11:30am *Restortative Yoga 11:00 am - 12:15pm 55+ Hatha Yoga 2:00 pm -3:30 pm

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