Intergenerational Programs
(Seniors and Students Enjoying Activities of Mutual Interest)

 The Intergenerational Program provides opportunities for CB55+ members and the school students to participate in activities of mutual interest.


Do you like kids?  Are you missing the grandchildren and would you like to have some fun?  Well we have a solution! We are pleased to let you know that a new session of the intergenerational activities is about to begin and we need more volunteers.  This program gives members an opportunity to spend time with small groups of children from the school as they enjoy their Friday recess time with us.  The winter session will run for three weeks: November 30th, December 7th, and December 14th, from 11:15 am. until 11:50 am.  The Cordova Bay parents and staff have enthusiastically endorsed the IG program and the children are excited to begin another round of activities.  The activities included this winter will be cooking, lego, and cards/ board games.  We hope that members not previously involved in IG activities will be interested in volunteering for this fun-filled program.  Please contact Pat Ball ( if you would like to participate now or in the future.  We are hoping to expand the program in the spring and will be looking for crafters (especially knitters), and chess players to join us at that time.  Or if you  have another activity in mind to share with the children, please let us know. We welcome all new suggestions.



Support a Reader

LOVE to READ?  Another opportunity exists to share your love of reading with children, some of whom still need to be awakened to this pleasure. Von Bishop who co-ordinates the Support a Reader programme  <> welcomes new volunteers who would enjoy reading stories with individual children during one lunch hour a week. You may have a favourite book from childhood to share or enjoy access to the school library. The teachers have lots of suggestions as well.



For the MATH LOVERS among you a new programme is in the works co-ordinated by Sue Jergens. Here is what she would like you to know:

CB55+ is in preliminary discussions with Cordova Bay Elementary about a program where our members would work with students to help them improve their math skills. 

We would join an Educational Assistant to support students while they practice math skills through games.  The objective is to promote learning while having fun.

The school’s intent is to set up a math club on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings before school – from 8:00 am. to 8:30 am.  They would also consider doing some math club sessions for students during lunch time – 11:14 to 12:14 pm, if that time is more suitable.

If you are interested in knowing more about this program, please contact Sue at <> or 250-479-2226.  Please also indicate whether the early start time would be a deterrent for you.  Individual commitments would be for one session per week.

At this point we are seeking an expression of interest rather than a formal commitment. 

Thank you for your consideration.



IG Photography, coordinated by Brent Carberry. 

By the end of May, Intergenerational Photography will be wrapping up its fourth set of group lessons to Grade 4 and 5 classes this school year. This activity, led by Brent Carbery, consisted of four lessons, a field trip and a photo editing session and will be repeated in two years’ time.


Please contact Brent at or 250-893-5879 if you are interested in helping or would like more information.



Please help support our intergenerational programs by volunteering to help.  It is not a lot of time and you will reap many rewards and find the children delightful and grateful. 


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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