The Barriere and District Senior’s Society has lots to offer for those 50 plus.
There’s Carpet Bowling – up to eight people per carpet (four at each end) can play this game. As you come in your name is put into a bowl, then, when everyone is ready, names are drawn to form the teams for the day. Two to three games are played each day. They meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 10 a.m. A Fun Tournament for the end of October is currently being planned.
Earlier this month, three members, Ernie Yungen, and Anke and Louis Zijderveld, attended the BC Seniors Games in Langley, where they received gold medals in the Men and Women’s 55+ Team of Three in the Carpet Bowling competitions.
For more information about Carpet Bowling, contact Donna at 250-672-5656.
Then there is Fun Cards. This is going well, with a small group of eight to 10 people showing up on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. The favourite games at the moment are Saskatchewan Poker (a version of rummy), Bridge, and Cribbage. For more information, drop in on the next Wednesday, or call Lil at 250-672-9318.
Twice a year, in the spring and fall, there is a bus trip to either Silver Reef Casino or Tulalip Casino. This October they’ll be off to Silver Reef. the bus is already fully booked. The organizer, Linda, is always interested in suggestions for other possible destinations. For more information about the bus trips, or to offer a suggestion on a destination, call her at 250-828-2095.
There are also a number of other events coming up this fall. A Flea Market on Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To book a table ($10 each), call Liz at 250-672-9337. Then in early November there will be another Flea Market and at the end of November, a Craft Fair.
If you are 50 or older, why not join us – we have lots of fun.