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+.


Thank you Val and all your helpers for a very enjoyable lunch!  A great time was had by all — lots of visiting with neighbours and friends!!  🙂 

Looking forward to next year!



Our AGM will be on March 26, 2019, and with it the election of Members to the Board.  This year, there are five vacancies to be filled.  A Nominating Committee has been formed whose job it is to determine if any of our 700+ members would like to volunteer to sit on the Board for a minimum term of two years.  This is your opportunity to give some of your time back to this wonderful Association and take an active role in managing the present and shaping its future.

The Nominating Committee members are:  

Chair, Michael (Mick) Phillips, phillips.m@shaw.ca or phone 250-658-2702.
Member, Gwen MacPherson, gwenmacpherson@shaw.ca or phone 250-658-5451

Member, Mike Mooney, mike.jm@shaw.ca or phone 250-658-4801

If you have an interest in standing for election or require more information, please contact one of the above before March 12, 2019.



Cordova Bay 55+ will be having two special lunches on January 23rd and February 5th.  

The Robbie Burns lunch (January 23rd) will consist of minced beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, mashed neeps (carrots and turnips), peas, haggis (optional), and fruit pie and ice cream and shortbread.  Tickets are on sale now for only $8.00.  There will be a piper and the Address to the Haggis.

The Chinese New Year Luncheon (February 5th) will have vegetarian egg roll, vegetarian fried rice, vegetarian chowmein, sweet and sour pork and stir fried vegetables.  Tickets will go on sale January 24th at a cost of $15.00.


Hope to see you there!!



A big thank you to Zahra Carino, the Pharmacist who provided flu shots to our members on October 30th and November 6th.

Forty-five vaccinations were given over the two sessions.  This is an annual outreach for the local IDA Pharmacy and we are so fortunate to have them in our neighbourhood.  

Dr Chris Pengilly provided blood pressure checks prior to the November 13th Tuesday Drop-In.  His time, expertise, and kindness is much appreciated.

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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