Intergenerational

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.

 

Friday Intergenerational Activities

Now is your opportunity to volunteer for the Intergenerational Program coming up next month.  On four Fridays volunteers meet with students from the school and enjoy forty minutes together over the lunch time recess from 11:10 to 11:50.  Activities offered this spring will include cooking, board games, lego, knitting and beading.  If you would be interested in volunteering for this delightful four-week program please contact Pat Ball at pball@shaw.ca.

 

Support a Reader

This inter generational program is doing wonderfully well. We have twenty volunteers working in eight different classrooms, listening to students read for 15 minutes or half an hour, offering support and encouragement.
We can always use volunteers, and if the times available don’t work for you right now, you can act as a fill in for people who are away or ill. If you are interested, contact Von Bishop at 250 477-6206 or vonandjane@shaw.ca.

We work throughout the school year, once a week for half an hour. We read one on one, with either one student for the full time or two for 15 minutes each. Our job is to listen to them read, like a parent or grandparent would do, encouraging and supporting them and helping them as needed. 

We can always use more volunteers so if you are interested, please contact Von Bishop at vonandjane@shaw.ca.

 

 Intergenerational Math Club
No news from the school on when the math club will start this year.  Stay tuned!

 

Please contact Sue Jergens at sjergens@hotmail.com or 250-479-2226 for further information.

 

 

IG Photography, coordinated by Brent Carberry.

We are pleased to finally be able to announce the dates for our Digital Photography program.  After many challenges we are at this point and we need your help in making it a successful learning experience for the children.  In order for that to happen we urgently need 6 volunteers for each program.  Please consider offering  1 to 1 1/4 hours either Tuesday  OR Wednesday THIS WEEK.

1.  You do not need to have photography skills but you may learn some with the children.
2.  You do not need teaching experience.  Our volunteer leaders will do the teaching.
3.  You will be a support person to a group of 4 or 5 wonderful children throughout the 5 weeks.
4.  Below are the dates of the proposed courses.  We urgently need volunteers for the January/February courses.

Please consider helping us.  If you are able to do so or have any questions please contact:  Patricia Houston,  phouston@telus.net 250-381-0656.  Board liaison for Intergenerational Programs.

 

Pickleball for Cordova Bay Elementary Students –  

 

We have just completed the four week introductory Pickleball sessions for the Grade 4 and 5 classes at Cordova Bay School. It was a great success with over 100 kids participating.  It was interesting to watch the kids spend so much energy, have so much fun and improve their skills in the process. Based upon this success,  and to give the kids a further opportunity to practice their skills, we have been asked to coordinate lunch hour drop-in sessions. The sessions would involve only those kids who participated in the introductory sessions. As well, a teacher will be in attendance at all times. The proposed dates are the following Thursdays from 11:15 – 11:45 AM: April  9, 16, 23 and 30;  May 7 and 14.
The kids will be playing mini-games for the entire period so our involvement will involve equipment set up, light coaching and putting away the equipment afterward. The kids will be taught how to set up nets and they will assist with this activity. 
If you are interested in assisting please let me know by 30 March. In doing so, advise whether you would be available for all dates or only for specific ones ( please specify which ones) .  In past years we have had enough volunteers so no one was asked to participate in more than two sessions. 
Do not hesitate to contact me at 250-477-5066 if you have any questions.

 

 

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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Cordova Bay 55 Plus Association
#1-5238 Cordova Bay Road,
Victoria, BC, V8Y 2L2
Telephone: 250-658-5558
office@cordovabay55plus.org
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