What’s happening at Century House in New West?

There are plenty of reasons for folks aged 50 and up to head to Century House in the weeks ahead.

Fitness classes, badminton, bridge, carpet bowling, canasta, darts, snooker and pickleball are among the many regular offerings at Century House, but some special events and programs area also coming up. Here’s some of the events you may want to check out:

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Friday, May 31: Memories Matter – Our Travels through Sports, is a special presentation with world-class athletes/ironman athletes, Elisabeth Model and John Wrag. It’s on Friday, May 31 from 2 to 3 p.m.

June 11 to 13: Storytelling.

Devon More, an award-winning playwright and nationally touring performer, is sharing 7 Steps to a Telling a Great Story to the folks at Century House.

More is leading a three-day storytelling class at Century House from Tuesday, June 11 to Thursday, June 13. The classes run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 620 Eighth St.

“Shape memorable snapshots from your life history into well-crafted narratives that hold the listener captive. Using you own experiences as content, explore and practise devices for effective oral storytelling,” said a notice about the classes. “This workshop series culminates in a casual presentation event where you have the opportunity to showcase your own story and superb skills.”

Registration is $65 (code 21102) at 604-519-1066.

Friday, June 14: Casino Royale, a special Texas Hold’em night in support of the bursary committee. Tickets are available at the office. Century House members can play until they’re out of chips or until 10 p.m., with the two top players winning cash prizes of $775 and $25. Attendees are invited to dress in semi-formal or formal attire and purchase beverages at a no-host bar serving beer and wine. It’s from 7 to 10 p.m. and costs $10 – for members only.

Wednesday, June 26: Fabulous Fifties Dinner and party like you did in the 50s at this event that include dinner and music by Freedom95. Happy hour is at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. It’s $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

Tuesday, June 18 and 25: Try Your Hand at Watercolour, an introduction course to see if you like it. Supplies provided and an instructor will guide you through various techniques. The class runs on two Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and costs $56.50 (including supplies).

Located at 620 Eighth St. in Moody Park, Century House is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. You can get information and register for programs at 604-519-1066.


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