Where has June and part of July gone already??  During June we had several lunches hosted by different groups.  The lunches were well attended, and enjoyed by all, as well as a great social time for everyone.  On our Tuesday Drop-In, June 23rd, we had an early Canada Day Celebration.  Thanks, to Dorothy, Gwen and Diane for all their hard work putting together this wonderful presentation.  Everyone enjoyed an “ice cream cake” with a strawberry maple leaf on top after the celebration.

Even though there is no scheduled Tuesday Drop-In, there are still a lot of groups happening in July and August.

Saanich Recreation Classes (held at CB55+ Centre):
Gentle Yoga – Sunday, 2:00 – 3:00 (July 5 – Aug. 3)

Chair Yoga – Tuesday, 2:00 – 2:45 (July 7 – Aug. 25)
Gentle Yoga – Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:00 (July 7 – Sept. 1)
Tessa Rae Yoga – Thursday, 7:15 – 8:15 (July 2 – Aug. 27)
Zumba Gold – Thursday, 11:00 – 12:00 (July 9 – July 30 and Aug. 6 – Aug. 27)
Line Dancing – Friday, 10:00 – 11:15 (July 3 – Aug. 28)

CB55+ Groups:
Men’s Fitness – Monday, 8:30 – 9:25
Stretch & Strength – Monday, 9:30 -10:30
Art Group – Monday, 1:00 – 3:00

Men’s Fitness – Wednesday, 8:30 – 9:25
Drop-In Bridge – Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00
Studio Group – Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00
Pickle Ball – Wednesday, 3:00 – 5:00 – at McMinn Park
Stretch & Strength – Thursday, 9:30 – 10:30
Walking With Dogs – Friday, 8:50 – 11:30
Hiking Group – Friday, 8:50 – 12:00
Creative Writing – Friday, 11:00 – 1:00
Mah Jong- Friday, 1:00 – 3:00
On The Go Again – Friday, 1:30 – 3:00 (July 10 & 24 and Aug. 7 & 21)

For more information on these groups go to Groups or Courses and the individual names.



Cordova Bay Elementary was one of this year’s recipients of the Golden Star Award.  This is an award sponsored by the B.C. Retired Teachers’ Association (BCRTA).  There will be a presentation and recognition of this award at a school assembly on June 1st.  Several of our members who have been very active with the Intergenerational programs will be invited to attend.

The BCRTA Golden Star Awards have been established to recognize and reward programs in the public education system of British Columbia that have as their salient feature the interaction of B.C. students with seniors.  Five awards are made each year and carry a $1,000 grant to the school.

This award is something worth recognizing and celebrating.  We should acknowledge all the members of CB55+, who over the years have worked with the many intergenerational programs and especially Val Murray and Diane Cowden for their leadership. 


The registration for May and June courses will take place from Thursday, April 16th onward.  Please note that the registering for Stretch and Strength has gone back to the original way of registering.  However, Punch Cards will be necessary for everyone from May onward in order to attend a class.

 For further formation on what courses are available, including dates, times and cost, look under the tab for Courses then choose CB55+ Courses. 

AGM 2015

The Annual General Meeting of CB55+ was held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at CB Place.

A Special Meeting, with a notice of motion, preceded the AGM.  Our Bylaws state that any expenditure over $3,000 must be approved by the membership.  The Special Meeting asked for approval of the purchase of a large television for the Big Room to replace the one that is there and move the television currently in the Big Room to the Studio.  The motion was passed.

Our guest speaker was Anthony Minniti — CB Association President — who spoke on “Current Issues in Cordova Bay”.  The Association business, which included reports from the Standing Committees (programs, Services and Governance Committees) and that of the Treasurer were carried.

Rand Harrison, Chair of the Nominating Committee, handled the elections.  CB55+ now has 13 Board of Directors – but the position of Secretary is vacant.  As there were no nominations from the floor the slate of directors was acclaimed with one new Director welcomed (Sue Williams).  Thanks Rand and members of the Nominating Committee for your hard work.

Following the meeting, our hard working kitchen volunteers and Board of Directors served us lunch, which consisted of sandwiches and sweets.


March 17th CB55+ celebrated a St. Patrick’s Day Ceilidh with our wonderful Blue Heron Singers.  We were treated to lovely old Irish songs, many Irish poems and limericks and of course the audience was invited to sing along as well.

After our morning of music Val Baba and her crew of helpers treated us with a great lunch.  The menu included Irish Leek and Potato Soup, a Ukrainian Easter Chick bun, a sweet and a beverage.

Thank you Pat Robertson and Val Baba – without these talented ladies there would be no singing and empty tummies at CB Place!!!

Cordova Bay 55+ Association
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Cordova Bay 55 Plus Association
#1-5238 Cordova Bay Road,
Victoria, BC, V8Y 2L2
Telephone: 250-658-5558
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