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



Support a Reader

The program has successfully started its fourth year, although the labour dispute has been an issue. We have 19 volunteers working in 8 different classrooms, and another teacher has indicated an interest in having volunteers as well. 

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



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



Please contact Sue Jergens at 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, 250-381-0656.  Board liaison for Intergenerational Programs.


January and February — Grade 4/5
Tuesdays with Lesley Mill: 10:00 to 11:45  Instructional Days: January 14, 21, 28 and February 4
Heritage Acres Field Trip:  Tuesday, February 11 or may be combined with Kerry Mitchell’s group which would be Wednesday, February 12, TBD
Editing will take place in CB55+ during the following week, February 18 through 21.


Wednesdays with Kerri Mitchell: 10:00 to 11:15 am  Instructional Days:  January 15, 22, 29 and February 5
Heritage Acres Field Trip:  Wed, February 12 or may be combined with Leslie Mill’s group which would be Tuesday, February 11, TBD
Editing will take place in CB55+ within the following week, February 18 through 21.





Pickleball for Cordova Bay Elementary Students –  

 I am now seeking volunteers for Tuesday mornings, from 11:15 – 11:45 am., starting on April 9th and ending in mid-June.  These sessions will be available only to those students who have taken our Introductory training.  There would be a teacher present during these sessions and we would merely be supervising the games by helping to keep score and giving feedback on technique where needed.  Some time in setting up nets and equipment would be required as well as putting away equipment at the end.  We will train the students on these tasks so they can help. 

With a few more volunteers, I would like to reduce the commitment to only 2 or 3 sessions. If you can help out, please contact me by March 22nd.  When doing so, please indicate any dates that you would not be available.  I am hoping we will get enough volunteers so we can have a schedule where each volunteer would only be required for a small number of sessions . You are welcome 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

Help In Fundraising
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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