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.  

We are currently in the process of setting up the program for this Fall and are looking for volunteers.  No previous experience is required other than a desire to work with the children.  You will be working with other experienced members of CB55+, so not on your own.
The dates that have been determined are Fridays, November 3rd and 10th and December 1st and 8th. The program runs from 11:15 until 11:50 am.  The IG activities that have been identified for the Fall include:
Board Games

If you require any further information about the Intergenerational Activities, please contact Diane Cowden at


Support a Reader, coordinated by Von Bishop, pairs CB55+ members with students for reading.  If you would like more information about this program and how you can volunteer for it, please contact Von Bishop at or by phone at 250-477-6206.


Pickle Ball Clinics, coordinated by Ted Dobie, are for grades 4 – 5 in their PE time.  As in past years, we are planning to provide Pickleball sessions for the Grade 4 and 5 students at Cordova Bay School. The sessions take place in the School Gym once a week for four weeks. To accommodate all four classes we will be running all four 25 minute sessions back to back.  Over the first two weeks, and through various drills, we will introduce the students to the basics of serving and receiving; rallying; rules of the game and how to score. For the final two weeks the students will play mini-games for the entire sessions.

We need volunteers to help us deliver these sessions. The role involves setting up equipment prior to each session and cleaning up afterward; helping with the various drills, demonstrating the play of game, overseeing the mini- games, dodging flying balls from all directions.

We are proposing the sessions begin the week of January 22, 2018 and end the week of February 12, 2018. The possible time periods are a) Monday mornings, b) Tuesday mornings, c) Wednesday afternoons, and d) Thursday afternoons.

If you are interested in volunteering, please notify me of each of the proposed time periods you would be available. If you are only available for some of the weeks, please let me know that as well.

Playing Pickleball with the students has been a lot of fun in the past, seeing the enthusiasm of the kids and watching them acquire new skills over the four weeks. I am confident you would enjoy the experience as well.

I will be away from December 13 – January 12.  I would appreciate it if you would notify me of your interest by December 8th so that I may finalize arrangements with the school before I leave.

Do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions.

Ted Dobie


IG Photography, coordinated by Brent Carberry.  iPhoto sessions are set to begin with the Grade 4 and 5 classes at the school.  Brent Carbery will again be organizing things and now needs to enlist a number of volunteers in order to start as soon as possible.  There will be 6 sessions with each group/class and this year we are hoping to run two sessions concurrently in the winter and spring.  One class will be on Tuesday afternoons, from 1:30 – 2:40 pm. and the other will take place on Thursday mornings from 9:00 – 10:15 am.  There is no need to be an expert in any way – we always learn along with the students.


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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