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Richmond focuses on arts, creativity during seniors week

Seniors week take place June 5 to 11, and the city is organizing a couple dozen free or low-cost events.
Choose from over 25 activities that are part of this year’s BC Seniors Week Monday, June 5 through Sunday, June 11.

The City of Richmond along with community partners have planned several activities for BC Seniors Week, June 5 to 11 with the theme “Seniors in the Spotlight.”

The idea is to focus on the arts and creativity of older adults. Planned activities are either free or low-cost.

BC Seniors Week kicks off with the opening event at Gateway Theatre on Monday, June 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with live dancing and ukulele and drumming performances from Richmond seniors following a welcome by the mayor.

Advance registration is required for this free event.

Seniors Week activities and registration information can be found by clicking here. Brochures can also be picked up from city facilities.

Highlights of Seniors Week

June 6, 2 – 3 p.m.: Card Making with Cricut at Brighouse Library. Make a pop-up card using a Cricut machine that can cut, score and draw using a wide variety of materials. No experience is required.

June 7, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.: Beginners Line Dancing at Thompson Community Centre. Learn the fundamental steps of line dancing that are adaptable to country, ballroom, rock and roll, disco, Latin and pop music.

June 8, 2:15 – 3:30 p.m.: Baroque Dance at West Richmond Community Centre. This includes both social (ballroom) dancing and theatrical dancing (ballet).

June 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m.: Improv Workshop at Minoru Centre for Active Living. Share the joy of improv-based drama activities in a fun, safe and low-pressure environment. No experience is required. Light refreshments included.

June 11, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.: Wild Words Workshop at Richmond Nature Park. Dress for the weather and create a unique, personal and nature-themed work of prose in this interactive session guided and supported by a professional poet.