It’s Back to School time and Back to CB55+! It’s so nice to see our members (at least those who don’t think of this as Back to Travel time) returning to the Centre to resume our fall activities—welcome back!
A full complement of our regular activities have returned and our first full day of fall programmingwas onWednesday, September 7th. and we also have a number of new offerings to check out.Watch for the return of iPhone/iPad courses, atour of the BC Legislature, and a new round of intermediate bridge lessons. Maybe this is a time to try something new. There are lots of things available: from the Art Group to Wednesday Evening Games (and everything in between) as well as our Tuesday Drop Ins and the Blue Heron Café lunches.
We’re also hoping to soon see some of those activities that have been sorely missed during Covid such as the Blue Heron Singers and the Intergenerational program. . Stay tuned for more information.
Regular office hours have resumed from 9:00 am – noon, Monday to Friday.
The search has continued over the summer for a new fitness instructor to teach an Osteofit-type class and a more Active Women’s Fitness class. This is a contract position that we are most anxious to fill, but one that seems to have suffered from the worker shortages arising out of Covid. If you know of a qualified instructor, please pass along this need. Further information available from firstname.lastname@example.org
At our Special Membership Meeting held in June, both spending initiatives (for AV upgrades and a contingency fund for large appliances) were approved overwhelmingly. The AV work has been ongoing throughout the summer and should be finished in the fall, subject to equipment deliveries.
Thank you to all those volunteers who helped out at our three special events that happened over the summer: the new Greek on the Street (hosted by the Golf Group); the summer BBQ (hosted by the Men’s Group) and the fabulous Corn Roast (hosted by the Walking Group.) We appreciate all the effort and teamwork that go into successful events such as these which give us all an opportunity to socialize over the summer.
Progress has been slower than hoped on the new website, but work moves forwardon it and we hope to be able to unveil it soon. Thank you for your understanding as the present website has suffered a little neglect in the process.
Anew service that is coming to the Centre this fall is the introduction of the Square payment system in the office. This will make it easier for all your transactions to be completed with the tap of a card. Members will be encouraged to use a debit card rather than a credit card to reduce costs for the organization. Thank you for your assistance.
See you at the Centre!
The Cordova Bay 55 Plus Association (CB55+) is a vibrant volunteer organization for adults aged 55 plus that provides programs, services and social activities to seniors in Victoria, particularly those from the Cordova Bay area. The Cordova Bay 55 Plus Centre is located at the Cordova Bay Elementary School site. We enjoy a partnership with School District 63 and Saanich Recreation.
We pride ourselves in our shared values of: caring and respect, inclusion, participation and volunteerism. We are run entirely by volunteers who provide leadership to ensure the success of the varied activities, programs, and events that make us so successful.
We have something for everyone with 30 activities such as: Art Group, Bridge, Men’s and Women’s fitness, Golf, Walking, Pickleball to name a few. We have a Tuesday Drop-In program featuring presenters over a wide range of interesting topics, and we have special events in conjunction with special calendar events such as Christmas and other holidays.
For further information please click on the above tabs, e.g. the “Blue Heron News” and “Updates” for up to date information.
The CB55+ Centre is now open Monday to Friday 9:00 to 4:00 pm for scheduled activities including the Tuesday Drop-In. Park in the rear parking lot off Sapphire St. and enter through the side door near the washrooms unless you need to use the ramp leading to the main school door.
CB55+ Policy requires that all those attending activities at the Centre be fully vaccinated.
Notice of Cordova Bay 55 Plus Annual General Meeting – March 22, 2022
The AGM of the Cordova Bay 55 Plus Association will be held on March 22nd at 10:00am at the CB55+ Centre and via Zoom. The AGM package is being distributed to members and can be accessed on the “AGM INFORMATION” tab on the banner above.
Here we go again! We’re getting really good at putting together these reopening plans – let’s hope we don’t have to keep on practicing! We are pleased to announce that CB55+ will gradually return to normal activities beginning Monday, January 31st, with a number of new and renewed precautions as well as strict enforcement of occupancy levels and distancing protocols.
While we are doing everything possible to keep our members safe, we would remind you that with the ever-changing face of COVID, we cannot completely mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19. We would ask members to take this into consideration when planning whether to attend activities at CB55+.
Since the gradual reopening of the Centre in June a number of activities have resumed at the Centre while others are continuing outdoors. The plan is to move to more normal activities in September. The Board’s Restart Committee has been monitoring the Provincial PHO information and COVID-19 conditions. In light of the recent increases in the COVID-19 statistics and the concerns regarding the Delta variant, the Restart Committee recommended and the Board approved the requirement of all those attending the Centre to be fully vaccinated.
For the protection of our vulnerable members, we require that all those attending activities at the Centre be double vaccinated and that at least 14 days have passed since your second vaccination.
While we respect the rights of those who choose not to be vaccinated, recent public health statistics demonstrate that transmission of the COVID-19 virus is far more prevalent among unvaccinated populations. The protection of our members is our number one priority.
Please click on the COVID-19 tab above in the header for the updated Communicable Disease Plan.
The Welcome Back BBQ is scheduled for Tuesday August 17th – click on the Updates tab above for more information.