CB 55+ Courses


iPad Beginner — 10:45 – 12:15 p.m. — Seaview/Courtyard
Instructor:  Monica McGarrigle.  Cost: $60/6 sessions
(Minimum 10)

Jan, 15 – Feb. 26 (excluding Feb. 12)

Basic operation and many of the applications that come with the iPad will be explored.  Suitable for beginners and those with some basic knowledge.

iPad Intermediate
— 1:30 – 3:00 pm — Seaview/Courtyard  

Instructor: Monica McGarrigle.  Cost: $60/ 6 sessions
(Minimum 10)

Jan. 15 – Feb. 26 (excluding Feb. 12) 

Learn about the newest operating system changes.  Participants may identify specific interests, e.g. photography, word processing, podcasts, music, travel, for further exploration.  Working knowledge of the iPad is required.


Make up for Mature Women — 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. — Studio 
Instructor: Erin Bradley.  Cost: $10/ 1 session
(Minimum 10, Maximum 14)  

January 18th

The perfect time to go through your make-up bag with the assistance of a professional make-up artist and stylist who will offer suggestions in a supportive and fun environment.  No product promotion involved.

Felting Workshop
—  12:00 – 4:00 p. m. — Studio

Instructor: nancdesigns.  Cost: $70/ 1 session includes all materials
(Minimum 10)  

February 8th 

Introduction to basics of wet felting – the fundamentals of fibre layout and prefelt creation.  You will design and create your own 20 inch felted piece, perfect for a wall hanging.


Estate Planning-Papers in Order — 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. — Studio
Instructor: Pat Bancroft.  Cost: FREE

March 1st

Everything you need to know to get your affairs in order for end of life planning — make life easier for your survivors and executor(s), at the same time enjoy peace of mind, knowing you’ve done this important work.


Bridge – Progressing from Beginner — 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. — Studio
Instructor: Michael Dickie.  Cost: $75/6 sessions
(Minimum 8 players)  

Feb 26 – Apr 16 (excluding April 2)

Building on foundation skills, common conventions, and play of the hand to develop skills and enhance enjoyment of the game.


Mah Jong Beginners —  1:00 – 3:00 p. m. — Seaview
Instructor: Leslie Thompson.  Cost: $50/ 4 sessions
(Minimum 8 players)  

March 5th,12th,19th, and 26th

Learn the fundamentals of Western style, using the reference “Mah Jong Anyone?  A Manual of Western play”. Pungs, Kongs, Chows, Pillows, Characters, Bamboos, Circles, Winds, Dragons, Dirty, Clean, Honours — all part of the lexicon.


Writing Memoirs —  1:00 – 4:00 p. m. — Studio

March 8th


Chess Lessons —  1:00 -3:00 — Studio
Intructor: TBA  

March 15th, 22nd, 29th

A beginners course, intended to teach the basics and get you playing this game of strategy.


Flower Techniques — 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. — Studio
Instructor:  TBA     

April 12th 


Pickleball — At Commonwealth
– Beginners 
– Doubles


For both iPad Classes, Make Up For Mature Women, Felting and Mah Jong Beginners, please register at the office starting November 28.



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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