Salute to Seniors begins June 5

Chris Clegg
South Peace News

Seniors Week activities will continue as planned starting June 5, but without the annual barbecue.

An updated schedule released by Big Lakes Family and Community Support Services does not include the barbecue, traditionally hosted by the High Prairie and District Regional Recreation Board.

However, a week full of activities is still planned to celebrate the contributions of the region’s seniors for everything we enjoy today.

The week, designated each year to honour the senior citizens, begins June 5 and concludes June 10. Events are similar to those in the past.

The week begins on June 5 with a Seniors Afternoon Tea at the High Prairie Municipal Library from 2-4 p.m. Join staff at the beautifully decorated tables for tea and dessert. Local entertainment is also being provided. The tea is hosted by the library.

June 6 is the Seniors Wellness and Information Fair from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the High Prairie Legion Hall. The fair invites businesses to showcase their products and/or services to seniors. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. The fair is sponsored by Big Lakes County FCSS.

On June 7 the Legion Hall is again the venue. Soup and chowder will be served to seniors from noon – 1 p.m. and afterwards a bingo will be held from 1-3 p.m. Events are sponsored by Big Lakes County FCSS.

The Lakeshore Luncheon is on June 8 and will be at the brand new Triangle Hall. Each year, the lunch is rotated among county hamlets and districts to give everyone an equal chance to attend. It starts at noon and ends at 2:30 p.m. Plenty of prizes will be given away. The lunch is sponsored by Big Lakes County FCSS.

For the seventh year, Pleasantview Lodge joins the festivities. From noon to 2:30 p.m. on June 9 they are hosting a wiener roast and games day, rain or shine.

The week concludes June 10 when the Park Theatre sponsors a movie at 2 p.m.

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