Smart 55: Seniors centre musical groups look to build numbers

The NHL playoffs are on and the series between the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames was really quite a letdown.

The NHL playoffs are on and the series between the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames was really quite a letdown.

Instead of playing hockey, it seems the name of the game was to see who could slash, poke and maim the opponent without being caught.

On the one hand they are trying to clean up the minor hockey league and then to see the referees not calling some of the rougher plays at playoffs, sure will give these young players some mixed messages.

What next?

Let’s go on to something more soothing to our sensibilities — music! Here at the Seniors Activity Centre there are two music groups.

The Cariboo Senior Carollers, under the direction of Sherry Taylor, meet every Friday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

This group is trying to build up their numbers. With only 10 members singing in parts it is quite a challenge when two or more members are absent.

Also, they need a pianist. Anyone who enjoys singing would be welcomed.

The other group, under the direction of Cat Prevette, also meets on Friday from 9 until 10:30 a.m.

They call themselves the Elderberry Jam. This is more a singalong choir with some members playing different musical instruments. So, if you can play any string or percussion instruments they will love to have you join their group.

To belong to either choir you will have to pay an annual due of $20 to be a member of the Old Age Pensioners Organization (OAPO) and Seniors Activity Centre. Then, each time you attend a practice you pay a drop-in fee of 50 cents.

As a member of the Seniors Activity Centre you are eligible to attend all the other activities available as well as enjoy the subsidized lunch put on by the volunteers.

Pat Cassidy is a freelance columnist with the Tribune/Weekend Advisor.