Cordova Bay 55 Plus


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+.


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, or phone 250-658-2702.
Member, Gwen MacPherson, or phone 250-658-5451

Member, Mike Mooney, 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!!

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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