Pan­cake break­fast this Sun­day

The Daily Courier - - WESTSIDE WEEKLY - DAVE SIM­MONS

I hope you have en­joyed a very Happy Easter week­end with fam­ily and friends.

Easter week­end is a time for Christians to cel­e­brates the death, and res­ur­rec­tion of Jesus, but, more re­cently, it has be­come syn­ony­mous with Easter pa­rades, Easter bon­nets, Easter Bun­nies and choco­late Easter Eggs of all things.

I un­der­stand that eggs are sym­bolic of birth, and there­fore the re-birth of Christ, but why we in­sist on teach­ing our chil­dren that a rab­bit lays choco­late eggs is be­yond me.

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We have a busy time com­ing up at the West­side Se­niors Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre start­ing with an­other pan­cake break­fast which will held at the West­side Se­niors Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre be­tween 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sun­day, April 23. For only $4 per per­son you will en­joy juice, cof­fee/tea, pan­cakes, ham, eggs and hash brown pota­toes. The event is open to the pub­lic so please in­vite your friends and neigh­bours and come out for a good time and a great break­fast. The West­side Se­niors As­so­ci­a­tion is lo­cated next to the Fire Hall at 3661, Old Okana­gan High­way in West Kelowna.

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The an­nual gen­eral meet­ing of the West­side Se­nior Cit­i­zen’s Ser­vice As­so­ci­a­tion will be held on May 23. A re­minder of date and time, as well as in­struc­tions on nom­i­nat­ing some­one for a term on the board of di­rec­tors, has been sent to ev­ery mem­ber in ac­cor­dance with the by-laws.

This is an im­por­tant oc­ca­sion for the West­side Se­niors As­so­ci­a­tion and a time for re­newal, fresh blood and new ideas. It is the time when the gen­eral mem­ber­ship is asked to vote, and elect new of­fi­cers to the board of di­rec­tors. If you wish to nom­i­nate some­one for a two-year term, use the of­fi­cial nom­i­na­tion forms, from your par­tic­u­lar ac­tiv­ity co-or­di­na­tor, and have it signed by the nom­i­nee be­fore sub­mis­sion.

Serv­ing on the board is fun and, I find, very re­ward­ing to give back a lit­tle time in ex­change for all the en­joy­ment you re­ceive from mem­ber­ship in the as­so­ci­a­tion and par­tic­i­pa­tion in the var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties. Most po­si­tions only re­quire a small time com­mit­ment. Nom­i­na­tions must be re­ceived on, or be­fore, be­fore May 2nd 2017.

Polls will be open from 10 am to noon on the 23rd May and you are en­cour­aged to get out and vote for all po­si­tions open on the Board this year. Af­ter the polls close there will be a catered lunch for mem­bers who have pre-pur­chased tick­ets. Tick­ets for the lunch cost $10 each and will be on sale, at the Se­niors’ Cen­tre, each Tues­day from April 25 un­til May 16th 2017 on a first-come, first-served ba­sis. The theme for the lunch this year is Red and White to cel­e­brate Canada’s 150th birth­day, so be sure to wear your red and white at the meet­ing.

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The Se­niors Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre is of­fi­cially closed for the sum­mer im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the AGM. Many of the ac­tiv­i­ties, how­ever, con­tinue through the sum­mer months some­times with mod­i­fied for­mats. Please con­tact the ac­tiv­ity co­or­di­na­tor to con­firm the sta­tus of your par­tic­u­lar ac­tiv­ity through the sum­mer months. The board of di­rec­tors wishes ev­ery­one a safe, healthy and very en­joy­able sum­mer break and re­minds you to put 1:30 p.m., Tues­day, Sept. 5, in your di­ary as the first so­cial gath­er­ing of the 2017-18 sea­son.

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The en­ter­tain­ment list­ing for May: May 2: Bit­ter Green (Brian Laf­fan & Joan Ma­caver)

May 9: Ian Ste­wart from the West­bank Coun­try Opry May 16: Ham­burger Day May 23: An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing

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