Seniors Centre Needs Your Help
The Qualicum Beach Seniors’ Activity Centre needs a Volunteer to do the data entry for our membership program. The process requires modest computer skills and help will be available whenever you need it. If you are interested and want more information, please send us an email, contact our Board members at the bottom of this page or call Lorne at 752-5630.
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
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
If you are looking for opportunities for safe social interaction, consider volunteering at one of our local attractions.
The Qualicum beach Museum’s Garden Group has been hard at work over the past year making many wonderful improvements to the museum grounds and garden. They are however a small group and as things go back to normal, they will seriously need new members and more helpers!
If you are interested in learning about West Coast gardening and like spending time outside (which during a pandemic is the best place to be) give the museum a call at 250-752-5533.
The Old School House (TOSH), Milner Gardens and the Qualicum Beach Tourist Bureau will also need volunteers as does The Qualicum Beach Seniors’ Activities Centre.
So, keep an eye on the website for opportunities as we gradually reopen.
From A Different Point of View
The Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region makes up approximately 1200 square kilometers – from Nanoose Bay to Qualicum Bay, and from the top of Mount Arrowsmith (1817m) to 300 meters at the bottom of the Salish Sea. It is the extensive vertical elevation that makes this Biosphere Region unique among Canadian Biospheres and encompasses many unique ecosystems ranging from high alpine and coastal forests to intertidal and marine habitats. If you would like to gain a better understanding of the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region and how the snowpack determines our water supply, visit our special event featuring the Biosphere Region and the Vancouver Island University Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute. See here: Special Events Page
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.
Living Safe and Healthy in Your Place of Choice
The Oceanside Seniors Action Group, with the assistance of the Oceanside Health and Wellness Network has assembled information to assist seniors living in the Oceanside area to live a safe and healthy life in their personal choice of “home”. Click here to learn more: Living_Safe_and_Healthy_for Oceanside Seniors
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. https://www.qbseniors.com/virtual-travel
You Can Help Make a Difference
Oceanside Hospice 50/50 Draw
Oceanside Hospice is holding their first ever On-Line 50/50 draw! There will be a maximum of 6,000 tickets sold for a chance to win up to $20,000! Tickets are 1 for $10, 3 for $20 and 10 for $50. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking on the following link.
Once you purchase your tickets, a copy of your tickets will be sent to you via email. The winning ticket will be drawn at Oceanside Hospice on July 6th!
Good luck and thank you for your support!
Follow the link to purchase your tickets:
New Guidance Provided for the Staged Opening of Activities in B.C.
As of 25 May 2021
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.”
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