The Membership Advantage
The QB Seniors Centre memberships run from August 1 to July 31 each year. Current membership is required to participate in any of the activities. This year your membership also provides discounts through several of the merchants in Qualicum Beach and Parksville. Everyone who signs up for a membership will be eligible for the monthly draw for a Quality Foods gift card.
There is a link to a printable form to download and print at the bottom of this page. The completed form can be mailed with payment.
Another way is to complete the secure online form on the Membership Page
Each week the eligibility list is posted listing the age groups eligible to register for the vaccine. Please check to make sure the day that you are eligible to register.
Find a COVID-19 immunization clinic and full information from Island Health at https://covid19.islandclinics.ca/
This link provides information on B.C.'s COVID-19 immunization plan,
who is currently eligible for vaccination in the Island Health area, provide instructions as to when you should book your appointment and provide information on how to register for your appointment.
Please remember that memberships in the QB Seniors’ Activities Centre
are for the period August 1 – July 31 each year.
In-person membership registration has been suspended due to the presence of COVID cases in the Mid-Island region.
You can register and pay online with the
All In-person Activities are Cancelled
Don’t sit at home alone – get involved with our interactive, online exercise, relaxation, and art classes. See the next page for more information
Earth Day 2021
Help Our Planet
April 22 is Earth Day, a time to internationally recognize the need to work in conjunction with nature to sustain the world we enjoy today. The Seniors’ Centre is joining in the activities in Canada and around the world. Participate in the many activities offered by Earth Day Canada through their link: https://earthday.ca/ and take a look at the special presentation by National Geographic on the evening of April 21: www.NatGeo.com/EarthDayEve. Take a look at what’s happening locally as Mosaic Logging and Quality Foods add electric trucks to their fleet: www.latestnews.ws/2021/04/08/two-big-vancouver-island-based-firms-switching-to-electric-transport-trucks/
We are happy to share the creative talents offered by Oceanside A Cappella. The choral group from the Centre gathered once a week prior to the pandemic and now meets and practices virtually. Below is the link to the virtual video that they have just completed. They are extremely proud of the finished product but, like all of us, they are looking forward to getting together again in the Centre.
Video link on the OAC Vimeo channel of Blackbird:
If you want to keep active, go to the activities section and sign up for one of our many virtual activities, travel, recipes or events. Every week we have live and interactive yoga, cardio dance, gentle seated exercise classes, bingo, and virtual travel experiences.
If you are missing being able to travel, visit our virtual travel section in activities. Every day there is a different opportunity to participate in documentaries, interviews, musical presentations, culinary shows, and cultural experiences. If you sign in a little before the daily program starts, you can send questions to the presenters which may be answered during the program. Each week features a different region and we will post the itinerary on this site.
Walk for Alzheimer’s
Jocelyne Asselin from The Gardens and Laurel Wright from Berwick will be participating in the Oceanside IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's during the month of May 2021 and invite you to sponsor them or to join with them to celebrate and remember the people in our lives who have been affected by dementia. The Walk for Alzheimer’s helps to raise vital funds and awareness that will create change our community.
To donate contact Jocelyne at The Gardens or Laurel at Berwick Qualicum Beach.
For information on how to register yourself, your immediate household, or your bubble go to:
Just make sure you’re in accordance with current public health guidelines.
Office of the Seniors Advocate and the Information and Privacy Commissioner
It is an unfortunate reality that as seniors focus on their health amid the pandemic, con artists and scammers are looking to exploit their personal information and profit from these challenging times.
According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, more than 18,000 Canadians reported fraud in the first four months of 2020 – nearly half of the total number of cases for 2019. Canadians have lost $22.6 million to fraud.
Many of these scams target seniors directly. As Laura Tamblyn-Watts, the CEO of National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization CanAge said recently, the virus, combined with scamming attempts, represent “the perfect storm of targeting our vulnerable people.”
Below is a link to the brochure.
Your Executive for 2020/21
Lorne Tetarenko President
Pat Weber Past President
Dorothy Young Secretary
John Telfer Treasurer
Judy Palipowski Activities
Julie Laviolette Membership
Lila Greene Newsletter
Barry Lohman Facilities
Judy Southern Kitchen
Julie Laviolette History/Publicity