Richmond seniors are invited to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday during BC Seniors Week, June 5 to 11.
Engaging, fun and inspiring activities that mark the national celebrations will be offered city-wide throughout the week.
“Richmond seniors are vital contributors to the rich cultural and social fabric of our community” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.
“The wide variety of activities and events offered through Seniors Week are essential to promoting healthy and active aging while fostering a caring, connected and engaged community.”
Seniors province-wide are once again being publicly acknowledged for their vibrancy and the pivotal role they play in society during BC Seniors Week June 5 to 11.
To celebrate locally, the city and its partners are offering more than 20 free or low-cost events, activities and programs over the seven days.
The week-long celebrations kick off on Monday, June 5 at 10 a.m. at the Gateway Theatre with the opening ceremony featuring performances from notable Canadians and local performers; including musician/storyteller Rick Scott and comedian Mavis Pickett.
Other activities to enjoy throughout the week include a Japanese Tea Ceremony, Portraits of City Centre, Map Quest Travels, Seniors Lunch with a Canadian themed sing-a-long, Oh Canada! A Musical Celebration, Memory Lane and the Over 90s Tea and Celebration.
Wrap up the week on Sunday, June 11 with buckwheat pancakes at the “Canadian Breakfast, Eh” or learn about an important piece of Canadian history at The Journey of a Black Loyalist Family to Rural Nova Scotia.
In addition, a variety of fitness and dance classes are offered throughout the week so seniors can try something new.
Pre-registration is required for most activities as space is limited. Register online at Richmond.ca/Register, by calling 604-276-4300 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or in person at any city community facility. Transportation is available for some registered events for a nominal fee.
For a detailed list of all programs and activities, pick up a Seniors Week brochure from any Richmond community centre or visit Richmond.ca/SeniorsWeek.