SENIORS SCENE: Drop in for a fitness class to fit your needs

Registration open for summer programs throughout White Rock.

White Rock Recreation and Culture has the fitness class for you.

Whatever your strength or ability, there are a variety of classes to meet your exercise needs.

View the recreation guide to find out more about stretch and strength, keep fit for 60+, get up and go, cardio circuit for 55+, Zumba and boot camp.

Drop-ins are available for most classes.

Class locations include Kent Street Centre, White Rock Community Centre, Centennial Park Leisure Centre and the Horst & Emmy Werner Centre for Active Living. You can view the guide online at whiterockcity.ca, or you may call 604-541-2199 for more information.

Join the conversation… the Spanish conversation, that is.

If you are looking to improve your skills in this beautiful language, meet up with the conversational Spanish activity group at the Kent Street library Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. A Recreation and Culture membership is required. Call 604-541-2231 for more information.

The Kent Street dance committee welcomes you to dance your June away.

Each Wednesday night, a different band is featured, playing live music for social dancing. Singles and couples aged 50 plus are welcome.

Don’t be shy; there are mixer dances to get you acquainted. Doors open at 7 p.m., with dancing from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Refreshments served midway. This week’s featured band is Good Vibrations.

Three cheers for volunteers!

Kent Street volunteers were welcomed aboard the SS Kent on May 29 for a fun-filled voyage complete with great food, fabulous entertainment and recognition.

We can’t thank our volunteers enough for their dedication and service. We couldn’t do it without you!

A special thanks to these local businesses that donated many wonderful door prizes: All Star Cut and Hair Design, Anna Kristina Boutique, Aru Salon and Spa, Bean Around the World Coffees, Buy Low, Charlie Don’t Surf, Clancy’s Tea Cosy, Cosmos Greek Restaurant, Emilio Finatti Sicilian Pizzeria, Five Corners Café, Fresh Slice Pizza, Going Places, Hillcrest Bakery, Home Hardware, Jan’s On The Beach, Laura’s Coffee Corner, London Drugs, Pelican Rouge, Penguin Meats, Potters, Ricky’s Country Restaurant, Ronsons, Saje Natural Wellness, Save-on-Foods, Sawbucks Pub, Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, Shoppers Drug Mart, Small Ritual, Starbucks, Sunnyside Manor, The Boathouse Restaurant, The White Coffee and Ice Cream, West Beach Bar and Grill, Whitby’s Book Store, Wooden Spoon and Howe’s Market.

Minds in Motion is a new community program for those with early-stage memory loss. This fitness and social activity is designed for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias with a friend, family member or caregiver.

Beginning Monday, June 15, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., this eight-week course at Kent Street will include light exercise conducted by a certified fitness instructor, followed by activities or games and social time in a relaxed atmosphere.

For more information and to register, call 604-541-2199.

This will be the final submission by Sylvia Yee. Next week, watch for a new but familiar face along with the Seniors Scene.

If you are a Kent Street member, you will recognize Dianne Sawicki, recreation programmer, who is based out of Kent Street.

Yee has been responsible for this column for more than two decades; providing readers with countless recreation and leisure opportunities. She continues to work as the manager of community recreation for the City of White Rock.

The Kent Street Activity Centre, located at 1475 Kent St., is open to people 55 years of age or better. For info, call 604-541-2231.

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