Smart 55: Quilt raffle coming up at Seniors Centre

Friday, March 21, was officially the first day of spring; but in the Maritimes they're still having winter.

Pat Cassidy

Smart 55

Friday, March 21, was officially the first day of spring; but in the Maritimes they’re still having winter.

Here at the Seniors Activity Centre we are trying to have all the functions done and over with in March and April so that the volunteers will be free to start their gardens.

The Shamrock Luncheon and Bake Sale was a great success, thanks to all the donors and volunteers.

The next event will be the Old Age Pensioners Association Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 11, from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

At 10 a.m. we will have the raffle draw.

If you haven’t purchased a ticket you can still buy one on that day and have a chance to win the quilt, the wall hanging or the duffle bag on wheels.

The lovely quilt is donated by the Senior Stitchers.

This group of ladies meet every Tuesday at the Seniors Activity Centre and quilt from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

If you like to quilt you are welcome to come and join them.

The Senior Stitchers was started by Jean Andersen and they have been donating their quilts to the OAPO to raffle off twice a year.

Monies from the raffles go towards any items the centre might require and towards two local bursaries. One to a high school student and one to a graduate from the local Thompson Rivers University.

The OAPO also support the BC Seniors Games.

The BC Seniors Game organizers will have a fundraising dinner on April 12 at the Seniors Activity Centre. They raise money to help defer part of the cost of those participating in the Games.

You can get more information on the Games, the dinner, etc. from the manager Glenda Winger at the Seniors Activity Centre.

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