Peachland seniors prep for HeARTS Festival

The Peachland Variety Singers are holding a Love In and Lunch event

Get out your calendar: There are so many events coming up at the 50-plus Peachland Activity Centre that you won’t want to miss.

First of all, to kick of the HeART Festival in Peachland on Monday Feb. 13 the Peachland Variety Singers are holding a Love In and Lunch event at the 50-plus Activity Centre starting at 11 a.m.

This is a mini concert that will feature a number of love songs followed by a light lunch.

The Quilters and Needleworkers will have a display of their work during this concert and will be welcoming visitors to their open house from 1 to 3 p.m.

Visitors are invited to share afternoon tea and cookies, say hello to the social bridge group and maybe even join in for a hand or two.

The Peachland Woodcarvers will have their display set up at the Community Centre as part of the HeARTS Festival on Feb. 18 and 19. Tai Chi will be cancelled Feb. 13 only.

The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. and will be held in conjunction with the monthly Potluck Friday starting at 6 p.m.

Last month the group enjoyed the Dance City dancers from West Kelowna, a talented group and we wish them well on their trip to Europe this summer.

Marv Norden was chosen as the volunteer of the month. Marv has been teaching and leading a Duplicate Bridge group on Wednesday afternoons.

This group is on hold for now. Marv is now teaching a beginners Bridge Course on Friday afternoons, if you are interested, please give him a call at 250-767-6446.

We are planning to showcase some of our groups at the Potluck Friday and AGM on Feb. 24.

The Cloggers will be giving a demonstration and there will be tables set up with displays from some of our activity groups.

Everyone is welcome to attend Potluck Friday, including families. Admission is by donation and, of course, a food item to share.

We ask attendees to bring their own dishes and cutlery as well.

At the Annual General Meeting members will vote in the directors for the 2017-2018 year.

We do have a full slate already (so don’t feel like you might get roped in) but nominations from the floor will be very welcome as well.

We are actively seeking volunteers right now for Bingo Callers and for someone with book-keeping experience to assist our busy Treasurer.

There are some changes to our Constitution to be ratified by the membership.

These changes are basically housekeeping as required by the new changes to the BC Societies Act.

Now into March: On Sunday March 5 at 2 p.m. we are in for a big treat.

The Kettle Valley Brakemen are coming to perform a concert at the 50 + Activity Centre.

Tickets are $10, get yours early so you won’t be disappointed. They are now available at the Peachland Pharmacy, Museum, Dollar Store, 50 + Activity Centre, Bliss Bakery &Bistro and the Clothes Pin Laundromat in West Kelowna.

Along with their usual blend of fascinating history, stories, and toe-tapping original tunes, The Kettle Valley Brakemen have a special treat for audiences in 2017, Canada’s 150th Anniversary.

The band has tailored their concerts to include songs that explain the important role of railways in creating Canada.

Head Brakeman, Jack Godwin explained: “Of course we’ll perfer some of our popular KVR tunes but we’re also including railway construction songs and other material from beyond B.C.’s borders that honour the rail workers whose efforts tied Canada from sea to sea. It’s a fast paced show with humour and history set to a folk/blue grass beat.”

The Kettle Valley Brakemen are popular heritage performers whose first goal is high quality family entertainment but who also aim to inform their audiences concerning Canada’s colourful railway past.”

March 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. is the annual Heart and Stroke Awareness Workshop at the 50 + Activity Centre.

Cost is a $5 donation. Anyone interested must pre-register at the Peachland Community Centre.

Well there you go, lots to keep you entertained as we hopefully say goodbye to our snowy winter.

If you would like further information please call our office 250 767-9133, open weekdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or check us out on Facebook.

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