Smart 55: Seniors Centre preparing for winter

Are you prepared for the upcoming winter? If not, it’s time to bring out your winter clothes and boots.

Are you prepared for the upcoming winter?

If not, it’s time to bring out your winter clothes and boots, and to put on your winter snow tires if you still drive a car.

Not a pleasant thought, but like it or not winter is coming.

On a more cheerful note the turkey dinner held at the Seniors Centre by the directors on Sunday, Oct. 26 was absolutely delicious.

Congratulations to all who helped and also to Gordon Giesbrecht for his expert input.

We’re all looking forward to when they hold their next dinner at the Seniors Centre.

The Old Age Pensioners Organization (OAPO) Branch 93 held its winter clothing sale on Oct. 25-26 at the Seniors Centre.

This sale was also a huge success with many thanks to Marlene and all her helpers for their hard work, sorting, setting up and selling the clothes and cleaning up later.

Also a huge thank you to all the people who donated clothing for the sale and to those who came to purchase clothes. A job well done.

The OAPO Branch 93 is holding its annual bazaar and bake sale on Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Seniors Activity Centre.

Baking for the bake sale can be dropped off at the centre on Friday, Nov. 5, or before 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6.

Tickets are on sale now and the prizes will be drawn on Nov. 6 at 1:30 p.m. during the bazaar.

Everyone is welcome to come, so bring a friend for a hardy lunch and an enjoyable day.

Remember to have your flu shot this month at the Cariboo Bethel Church downstairs on Nov. 4-5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at your doctor’s office.

The OAPO Branch 93 annual general meeting is on Nov. 13 at the Seniors Centre at 1 p.m. Please come to attend this important meeting and bring a friend.

Refreshments are served afterwards for those to enjoy a bit of socializing.

Lest We Forget Remembrance Day ceremonies will take place on Nov. 11 at the Gibraltar Room, the Cenotaph at City Hall and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 afterwards.

Until next month dress warm and keep smiling.

Win Gooding is a member of the OAPO and the Seniors Activity Centre.