The 50+ Centre has re-opened with limited classes. Advance registration will be required (no drop-ins). Right now, they’re offering yoga, a strength and core class, and later on in March, they’re hoping to add Tai Chi again. The woodcarvers and other arts groups will also start again with limited numbers and COVID protocols in place. You can visit the 50+ Facebook page or call (250) 767-9133 for more info.
This is also a reminder that memberships ($25) are due! If you’re a new member you’re welcome to come into the office and pick up an application form (Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to noon). Payments can be made via etransfer, debit, credit card or cheque.
The 50+ Centre also wants to remind people to keep in mind current COVID-related protocols, sanitize your hands upon arrival, wear a mask, and help keep the facility as clean as possible!
What’s the Peachland 50+ Centre all about?
Operated by the Peachland and District Retirement Society, the 50+ Centre (at 5672 Beach Ave) is a social hub whose members are age 50 and better.
Through the activities they host, from artist groups, to games (bingo or chess, anyone?) and the annual rose show and Christmas celebrations, the centre is usually hopping with activity.
The Variety Singers are known to fill the room with lovely music and appreciative audience members. Local quilters, artists, and bridge enthusiasts can be found here, too.
It’s all about bringing together Peachlanders of all ages, and thanks to volunteers, the 50+ Centre’s potluck dinners and pancake breakfasts are popular family events.