As summer is nearing to an end we are now beginning to start our CB55+ Groups and Courses.  Check the sign-up folders in the Lounge for courses and classes.

Over the summer we had two fun events.   July  9th we had our annual Berries and Waffles and August 13th our CB55+ BBQ.  Thank you to all our many volunteers – it was great to meet up with friends and neighbours over the summer.  Hope to see you all next year!!!



The Agenda and Reports for our 2019 Annual General Meeting (Tuesday, March 26, at 10:00 am.)  have been e-mailed or mailed to all members – please bring your own copies to the meeting as there will be no copies available at the Centre.

Also, there will be a sandwich lunch right after the AGM, with the Board of Directors helping to serve.

Hope to see you there!



Thank you so much Pat Robertson and the wonderful members of the Blue Heron Singers.  We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day 2019 with lots of singing, jokes, poetry and skits.  It was so much fun!  Looking forward to next year – how will you outdo yourselves for 2020?!!


As this service is run as a partnership with the CRA-Community Income Tax Program, Saanich Volunteer Society and Saanich Recreation, we thought this might be of interest to you.

Canada Revenue Agency works in partnership with several organizations to provide free tax clinics through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.  This program is available to those of us with modest incomes and a simple tax situation.  (A modest income is suggested to be $35,000 for 1 person or $45,000 for 2 persons.)

If you or anyone you know would benefit from this service, it is available through several community and recreation centres including Cedar Hill Rec Centre, Monterey Centre, and James Bay Community Centre.

In Saanich the service is available at Cedar Hill Rec Centre until April 29th on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday afternoons and also Thursday evening.  You can book an appointment at 250-595-8008.  This service is run as a partnership with the CRA – Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, Saanich Volunteers Society and Saanich Recreation.

If you live in the Cordova Bay area and would have difficulty getting to an outside centre, Fiona Millard is willing to visit your home to assist you with your taxes through this program.  Please call her at 250-721-1971.  Fiona volunteers for this service through Saanich Volunteers and Monterey Centre. She would appreciate you having the previous year’s tax return (for 2017) on hand for reference. 

In order to be eligible for this service, a simple tax situation includes income from employment, pension, RRSP, RRIF, dividends, interest under $1000, disability and social assistance benefits. However, no self-employed income, rental income, or capital gains and losses from sale of shares. More information on this program is available on CRA’s web-site.



Dr. Paul Zehr, a leading neuroscientist at UVic, is just undertaking a research project on the benefits of martial arts for an older demographic.   Dr. Zehr approached Dave Docherty to see if any members of CB55+ might be interested in participating in the research.

The study focuses on the effect of a mind-body exercise (Karate Kata) intervention on balance and inter-limb coordination in people with and without neurological disorders and/or spinal cord injury.

A poster that contains more information and contact information is displayed on the Bulletin Board at CB55+.
Cordova Bay 55+ Association
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Donations can be made by cheque and dropped off or mailed to:

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