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
Have you viewed our windows? Julie Starkey has demonstrated her artistic skills again this year in the paintings on our Centre’s windows. Lorne Tetarenko was among the first to enjoy the new look.
We will be adding a new printable activity calendar under our activities button on the website along with a list of the activity leaders and their contact information.
Also, check out the new photo section. Here you will find pictures of recent events such as the window decorating.
Kids of all ages are participating in the new program from Kids in The Kitchen featuring young chef Ruby, appropriately called “What’s Cooking with Ruby?”
Each week Ruby visits a foreign country and guides you through the preparation of two dinner items. Her interactive live Zoom broadcast takes place on Mondays at 3:30. The recipes are provided both on this website (included in these activity updates) and will be emailed to you upon request. If you want to receive the recipes send me a note at email@example.com
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
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