COS Spring 2017 Recreation Guide

Arts &General Interest Adults & 55+

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival (USA) La Conner and Mount Vernon come alive with brilliant colour each spring with acres of daffodils, tulips, irises, and lilies for the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Stroll through RoozenGaarde a 3-acre display garden of formal plantings, enjoy lunch at Hillcrest Park Lodge featuring wild salmon cooked over an alderwood fire with all the fixings. Visit the distinctly different Tulip Town boasting an indoor flower and garden show and great vendors and artists who have something for everyone! Afternoon free time in La Conner before returning home. Activity Level: Easy 1 session Non Member $114/Member $109 4525869 Tuesday April 4 GUILDFORD Depart 8:00am Return 6:45pm CHUCK Depart 8:15am Return 6:30pm NEWTON Depart 8:45am Return 6:00pm See why Vancouver is frequently ranked as one of the 'best cities to live in'. Tour package includes: hot beverage at Caffe Calabria on Commercial Drive, admission to the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park, lunch at Joe Fortes on Robson street, narrated Aqua Bus tour on False Creek, afternoon gelato in Yaletown; free time to explore Robson street’s vibrant shops and boutiques. Activity Level: Easy 1 session Non Member $114/Member $109 4525712 Wednesday, April 19 CLOVERDALE Depart 8:15am Return 5:15pm FLEETWOOD Depart 8:30am Return 5:30pm SOUTH SURREY Depart 7:45am Return 4:45pm Woodland Park Zoo (USA) Woodland Park Zoo encompasses 92 acres and features the largest live animal collection in Washington State. It has been recognized as #2 Zoo in America for naturalistic exhibits. This tour includes lunch at Red Lobster, zoo admission and 3 hours free time to explore this amazing zoological garden. Activity Level: Easy-Moderate 1 session Non Member $134/Member $129 4525713 Thursday, May 11 CLOVERDALE Depart 8:00am Return 9:00pm FLEETWOOD Depart 7:45am Return 9:15pm SOUTH SURREY Depart 8:30am Return 8:30pm A valid Canadian passport, Nexus-pass, chip- enhanced driver’s license or chip-enhanced BCID is required to cross US border. Participant is responsible for own medical insurance and to ensure they have proper documentation for crossing both the US and Canadian borders. Anyone with a non-Canadian passport may have to purchase a Visa to enter the USA for the day or to re-enter Canada. Tourist In Your Own Town – Vancouver Bus Trips  Brought to you by Enjoy Tour & Travel Day long bus trips that offer a variety of locations and experiences. Site-specific or City-Wide Seniors Services Membership required to receive the member price. TRIPS TO USA: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Woodland Park Zoo

Surrey is an Age Friendly City The City of Surrey values the diverse contributions of our aging population. Through respectful community engagement we collaborate with local organizations, levels of government, business, and most of all with seniors groups and individuals to ensure seniors, caregivers and their families have access to the resources and programs. The Seniors Advisory and Accessibility Committee, Chaired by Councillor Barbara Steele is a successful example of how a collective group of representatives of government, public safety, RCMP, Fire Services, non-profit organizations and seniors in the community can positively impact the lives of our aging population. In 2016 we were officially recognized by the World Health Organization as an Age Friendly City. This recognition is a result of our commitment to the features of an Age Friendly Community and demonstrates our strong value and appreciation to our aging population. The City of Surrey offers a continuum of programs, services and events from prevention to intervention, available for all seniors, caregivers and their families. Seniors can enjoy a wide range of activities based on their interests and abilities. Focus on Seniors Forums With a focus on prevention and awareness of elder abuse the City of Surrey Seniors Advisory and Accessibility Committee, staff and community partners host forums that raise awareness of issues as well as provide information and resources on subjects that include, Housing options and information, Transportation, Safety (includes, personal, home, transit and fire safety) Seminars Based on the feedback we have been receiving from participants they have expressed that the full day forums were too long for them. In response to this, we have developed seminars that are a maximum of three hours. These seminars provide information on all the topics such as Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention, Housing, Transportation and Mobility, Safety, Health and Wellness. In partnership with community agencies, we are able to host these seminars in a variety of languages. To celebrate Seniors’ Week in June, we host an annual conference. This event provides a medium for continuing awareness and education for seniors, caregivers and their families. Various workshops are offered to support an Age-Friendly City where people enjoy lifelong activity and engagement. International Day of Older Persons –October 1 In Canada we recognize October 1 through celebrations that acknowledge the contributions of the aging population to society. The City of Surrey hosts a concert at City Hall Theatre followed by light refreshments and throughout community recreation facilities workshops of various topics are offered. Mobile Outreach In an effort to bring resources directly to the community, these Mobile Outreach sessions are offered by request within various neighbourhoods in Surrey. The program is designed to increase awareness of services and resources and prevent isolation and abuse. For more details on the dates and locations of these events and activities please visit the website at www. and are advertised in local newspapers and at City recreation facilities. Age-Friendly Conference – Seniors Week


Audain Art Museum + Fairmont Chateau Whistler The Audain Art Museum is Canada's newest Art Museum, opened in March 2016. The permanent collection is a visual journey through the history of art from coastal British Columbia including collections of Northwest Coast First Nations masks; a large collection of works by Emily Carr, as well as art by important post- war modernists such as E.J. Hughes, Gordon Smith and Jack Shadbolt. This tour includes a one hour docent led tour, a self guided tour of the Museum's vast permanent collection, lunch at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and afternoon free time in Whistler Village. Activity Level: Easy 1 session Non Member $144/Member $139 4525870 Tuesday May 16 NEWTON Depart 7:15am Return 7:00pm CHUCK Depart 7:45am Return 6:30pm GUILDFORD Depart 8:00am Return 6:15pm Strawberry Tour It's that special time of the year again...strawberry picking time! The Pemberton Valley is home to the best Strawberry fields in BC. Visit Camel's Back Harvest for their lush u-pick strawberry fields (coolers on the bus). Take a guided tour at North Arm Farms, a 60 acre organic family owned farm with u-pick strawberry fields and a Bakery featuring fresh pies, artisan breads and handcrafted sweets. This tour includes a take home bag of fresh strawberries, a special strawberry field picnic lunch at North Arm Farms and sightseeing throughout the scenic Pemberton Valley. Activity Level: Easy 1 session Non Member $114/Member $109 4525871 Friday June 2 NEWTON Depart 7:15am Return 7:00pm CHUCK Depart 7:45am Return 6:30pm GUILDFORD Depart 8:00am Return 6:15pm The Fraser Canyon is filled with natural scenic beauty highlighted by Hell's Gate, Bridal Falls and Othello Tunnels. Begin at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park with a 25 minute walk to the waterfall that cascades down the rocks from 60 meters above. Next visit Hells Gate, an abrupt narrowing of British Columbia's Fraser River, and cross the mighty river on the Hell's Gate Tram, walk the short suspension bridge and visit the village to enjoy the natural environment and history. Finish at Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park for a leisurely scenic walk through the historic Othello Tunnels. Tour includes admission, tram ride, and lunch. Activity Level: Easy-Moderate 1 session Non Member $114/Member $109 4525714 Monday, June 12 FLEETWOOD Depart 8:00am Return 6:45pm CLOVERDALE Depart 7:45am Return 7:00pm SOUTH Depart 7:15am Return 7:30pm Hell’s Gate, Bridal Falls & Othello Tunnels CLOVERDALE RECREATION CENTRE 604-598-7960  6188 176 Street FLEETWOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE 604-501-5030  15996 84 Avenue SOUTH SURREY RECREATION & ARTS CENTRE 604-592-6970  14601 20 Avenue CHUCK BAILEY RECREATION CENTRE 604-598-5898  13458 107A Avenue GUILDFORD RECREATION CENTRE 604-502-6360  15105 105 Avenue NEWTON SENIORS’ CENTRE 604-501-5010  13775 70 Avenue



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