Consider joining the Barriere and District Senior’s Society

The Barriere and District Senior’s Society has been around since 1989

The Barriere and District Senior’s Society, by that name, has been around since 1989, which means this is their 25th year.

Over the years this organizations membership has fluctuated – as all groups do.  A few years ago they had around 150 members, while currently they have just under 100.

Membership is open to all who are 55 years or older.  The group is always open to new members, and look forward to the new ideas and suggestions that such new members bring with them.

The Society has a wide variety of regular events at their hall in Barriere.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., there is Carpet Bowling (this is year round).

On Monday evenings from October to May, at 7 p.m. there is Whist, and on Wednesdays from September to June, at 1:30 p.m. there is Fun Cards.

The group has a pool table as well, but say that currently there isn’t anyone using this equipment – so perhaps some new members might like to choose a day of the week for playing pool.

The Society also has a number of annual events.  In May, the Mother’s Day Tea. In June and September – Flea Markets.

In November, both a Craft Fair and a Bazaar (separate events).  In March and October members can participate in pre-planned road trips that travel to a variety of interesting and fun locations.

Occasionally, as decided by the membership, other events are held or participated in.  The Society is always open to new ideas and suggestions from the members.  And in the future there is also the possibility of doing joint events with other community groups.

If you are 55 or older, and haven’t yet joined this active group, why not drop in to their the September meeting to meet the members and find out what they are all about?

The group meets on the first Thursday of each month (except July and August), at 3 p.m. at the Senior’s Hall.  This meeting is always followed by either a pot-luck or other kind of dinner.  The next meeting on Sept. 4, will be followed by a corn roast.

A yearly membership costs $20 per person.

For more information, come to the next meeting, or contact either the president, Monica Ireland at 250-672-2477, or vice-president, Liz Gilbertson at 250-672-9337.


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