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A Newsletter for Monterey
Recreation Centre Members
Monterey membership $41
for those 50 years and better!
O ak Leaves
Limited tickets available:
A Glittery Affair
~ an evening of sparkling
elegance and dance ~
Thursday, February 19th
5‐8:30pm Bar opens at 4:30pm
Members: $25.50
Non‐members: $29.50
A beautiful dance demonstration
and a delicious dinner! Dance to
the sounds of vocalist Miranda Sage
and the Bob Morrison Orchestra.
The Monte re y
Performi n g A rt s
Daniel Sunstrum
for winning the FREE Monterey
Recreation Centre Membership Draw
for renewing your membership
within 30 days of the expiration date.
Association News ....................P4
Clubs ........................................P6
Drop In/Centre Hours ..............P7
Food Services ..........................P5
Movies ....................................P4
Special Events ..................P1 & 2
Trips/Courses ....................P5 & 8
Volunteers ..............................P3
Saturday, February 28th
Come in and find a good book, some
attic treasures, art gallery, women’s clothing,
bedding, linens, kitchenware, electronics, computers, tools and
much more! Proceeds to Oak Bay Seniors Activity Association!
Donations of clean and useful items will be accepted in the
Garden Court starting at 8:30am Monday, February 23rd until
Friday, February 27th at 4pm. Please do not donate: home baking,
men’s clothing, encyclopedias, large luggage. Also, we only accept
items in good working order please; no broken items are accepted.
THE BEST OF THE BEST Mark your calendars: Setup - Friday, February 27th at 8:30am
Saturday, March 14th 2 & 7:30pm
Sunday, March 15th 2pm
You will want a seat in the
audience for this grand
stage production!
Tickets priced at $10
are still the “best deal in town”.
Tickets will be on sale
to Monterey Members
February 23rd - 9am-noon and
February 24th & 25th - 11am-1pm
Ticket sales to the Public
will be on weekdays
from March 2nd
11am-1pm until show time.
Wrap Up Meeting - Thursday, March 19th at 12:30pm
Wednesday, March 11th
Bar opens at 5pm
Members: $20.50 Non‐members: $23.50
We won’t leave it to the Luck o’the Irish –
Chef Ron will offer some fine fare, after which
you will enjoy some festive song & dance!
For the menu details and more,
please see the poster on the event board.
Please wear your luckiest green garb for this fun evening!
Please purchase Special Event Tickets MONTEREY RECREATION CENTRE 1442 Monterey Avenue V8S 4W1
in advance from Reception.
℡ 250‐370‐7300 , 250‐370‐7306 8 www.recreation.oakbay.ca
New Current Events
Discussion Drop in
Behind the Veil: Women in Islam
Wednesday, February 11th
in the Cedar Room
Join Kathryn Kearney, retired
college professor from George
Brown College in Toronto, who
will make a short presentation
and lead an interactive and lively
discussion session. The focus will
be on fun and intellectual
stimulation. Everyone welcome,
men and women.
Members $1 Non-members $2
Free Talks:
Please register at Reception
Caring About Food Safety
Wednesday, February 18th • 10‐11:30am in the Computer Lab
Monterey members and volunteers are encouraged to attend this Provincial
Health Protection on-line course facilitated by Ena Cooke, Monterey
Computer Club President.
It is a watch-and-learn free talk. No computer skills necessary. Participants will
all receive a certificate for participating. This course is an excellent way for
volunteers to refresh their food safe knowledge.
Bee Keeping
Thursday, February 26th • 9:30‐11am in the Pine Room
Thinking of keeping bees? The art of bee keeping for beginners, with
master bee keeper Barry Denluck, a free talk presented by the Oak Bay
Green Committee. Seating is limited so sign up early.
February is Heart Month ‐ Take the Pressure Down
Wednesday, February 4th • 10am‐12pm
Free Blood Pressure reading in the lobby.
Blood Pressure Drop‐in Clinic
Jester’s Pub Night
in the Fern Cafe
Wednesday, April 1st
(bar opens at 5pm)
Members: $13.25
Non‐Members: $15.25
There is no fooling. This will be
a fun and entertaining evening
with Pub Grub you will enjoy.
Thursdays, 11:30am‐1pm • Bonsai Room • Free • Drop‐in
Stop in and have your blood pressure checked! For Monterey members only.
Please take a number upon arrival, first-come, first-served!
People Meeting People Dances
Sundays, February 1th & 15th • 7-10pm • $8
In the Garry Oak Room. Singles & couples welcome.
Lounge Lizards
Sundays • 1:30‐3:30pm
Members: $.25 Non-Members: $.50
New Performers are welcome. Please sign up at Reception before 1:30pm.
A Monterey Members’ Good Health Committee initiative - For Monterey Members only.
Nail Care & Waxing Service
By Alicia Walach, Esthetician
Starting March
for a 1 month trial.
Wednesdays, 9am-1pm
Bonsai Room
Please book appointments
in advance at Reception.
Hand nail care, polish optional
$36-30 minutes.
Foot nail care, polish optional
$60-1 hour.
Includes treatment for calluses &
ingrown nails.
Hand & Foot nail care package
$85-1.5 hours.
Facial Waxing: Eyebrow
$15-15 minutes.
Lip Wax $18-15 minutes.
Facial Wax including lip
$30-30 minutes.
To discuss current volunteer openings and roles that may be of interest to you,
please contact Joanne Donohue at 250‐370‐7309 or email [email protected]
Congratulations Susan Purtell!
✿ Many thanks to all of the
lads and lassies who assisted
with our Robbie Burns Night!
From the decorators and table
setters to the servers, bar
volunteers and all who had
‘speaking roles’ (and those
‘behind the scenes’), you did a
splendid job!
✿ A big bouquet of thanks to
all of our volunteers and
ambassadors who fostered such
a warm welcome at January’s
New Members Meet & Greet!
✿ Welcome Dora, our new
Scheduler for the Coffee
Express and pm Café Helper
✿ Thank you Vera Jean for
continuing to schedule our
Drop‐in and try out!
Share the Air
Help us have
a scent free
You have won the latest volunteer draw. Your voucher for a “Free Entrée”
from the Fern Café can be picked up from Reception.
While Susan would say and have you believe that
she retired from her volunteer role at the end of
December, there’s no denying that over the past
month she continued to play a strong supporting
role, while turning over the reins for the scheduling
of Coffee Express and Fern Café afternoon
volunteers. In her seven years as a Scheduler, Susan
built a strong rapport and shared confidences with
dozens of volunteers, from all walks of life, as a warm, friendly voice on the
other end of the phone. On countless occasions she was able to call upon
the regulars and spares on the roster to ‘save the day’ – and as often as not,
the volunteer on the other end was as happy to be of service as Susan was,
securing them to fill that shift.
We thank you so very much Susan, for fulfilling such a vital role with
positivity and persistence. Your contributions and commitment have helped
to solidify things a great deal! Should you miss the sound of your phone ringing,
know that you can give us a call – or better yet, pay us a visit at the Centre!
All the best to you, in this next chapter of your life!
If you would like to be next month’s winner please fill out a yellow chit
and enter it into the draw bucket in Joanne’s office after your next
volunteer shift at Monterey Recreation Centre.
VOLUNTEER and Help Make a Difference Here!
Monterey volunteers are Monterey members, working together - as a team,
delivering friendly customer service and helping to foster the strong sense
of community that everyone enjoys. The Centre is richer for the many
individuals who share their time, talents and passions,
enriching the overall Monterey experience for everyone.
The roles and contributions of our volunteers are as varied as
our membership itself. There are positions and roles that have long been
established and remain essential (this includes a number of positions in
the Fern Café and others supporting the food services area) and, of course,
there are volunteer opportunities yet to be identified and put in to practice.
We would love to have you get involved with your Centre!
Joanne Donohue, the Programmer for Volunteers, would be happy
to discuss your interests and help you find the right volunteer role!
Please call 250-370-7309 or email [email protected] PAGE 3
From your President, Ena Cooke,
Welcome to members of the Oak Bay Seniors Activity
Association & visitors! Buy your tickets for the Glittery Affair,
Thursday, February 19th featuring the Bob Morrison Orchestra
and Miranda Sage! Put on your best clothes and let’s have a
splendid time as we did last year! Chef Ron has promised a
mouthwatering dinner!
Everyone had a great time at the Burns Celebration in January
with the magic of haggis, roast beef and the Scottish music by
Mary Ross and Ian Rothnie. Many thanks indeed to Ron, Ena,
Elizabeth and the piper who also addressed the Haggis! Burns
lives and is celebrated each year around the world and
we enjoy many of his poems which still stir our blood!
Don’t forget to bring your donated items for the February
Rummage Sale Saturday, February 28th 9am-1pm - items will be
received Monday, February 23rd onwards. Thanks to all those
who will be sorting, organizing and working for their centre!
Oak Bay Seniors Activity Association’s (OBSAA’s) AGM is
Monday, March 9th. Please plan to attend and vote for the
Board of the Elected Executive Members who will be
responsible for the running of our OBSAA for the next year!
These positions are for the President, Vice-President, Treasurer
and Secretary. All four people must be prepared and able to
continue the work of the upgrading, our ongoing activities and
assisting all our OBSAA clubs which requires qualifications,
ability and experience!
Our year-end fiscal figures are almost complete and the Audit
Committee is hard at work. The auditors’ report will be given at
the AGM by Walter Gordon and David McAlary. Many thanks
to them for all their work! Final year-end copies will be available
at the AGM and you can see what your OBSAA has achieved
during the past year.
Have you enjoyed our Free Talks which the Good Health
Committee arranges? Andrew Weaver was well received in
January and this month we have Murray Rankin! In the lab
(without computers) you can update & learn about safe Food
Handling. See page two of the Oak Leaves for the Free Talks.
Again we give thanks to all the staff; OBSAA members who
give their precious time to be the Elected Executive Board; all
seven committee members; club representatives who attend the
OBSAA monthly executive meetings and all those who run the
clubs! All these hard-working people are involved in the
OBSAA decision making process! Grateful thanks also to
Mayor Nils Jensen, Ray Herman, Janet Barclay, Lesley Cobus
and Joanne Donohue.
Please bring your friends for lunch, coffee and goodies to the
friendliest place in Oak Bay! Looking forward to seeing you in
the centre in February!
Thursdays at 1pm
Members $1.45 Non‐Members $2.45
Movie Card 10/$14.30 (Tax included)
Feb 5 Exit Through the Gift Shop
1½ hrs
The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper
and amateur film maker attempted to locate and
befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the
camera back on its owner. The film contains footage
of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the
world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.
Feb 12 Welcome Aboard
1½ hrs
When a legendary painter meets a feisty teenage
runaway, they strike up a strong friendship and help
each other make sense of their lives.
Patrick Chesnais, Jeanne Lambert, Miou-Miou
Feb 19 The Magic of Belle Isle
1½ hrs PG
Monty Wildhorn, an alcoholic novelist of Westerns,
has lost his drive. His nephew pushes him to summer
in quiet Belle Isle. He begrudgingly befriends a newly
single mom and her three girls who help him find the
inspiration to write again. Morgan Freeman,
Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll
Feb 26 Pawn’s Move
1¼ hrs NR
A young man inherits a pawn shop and reaps millions
from a collectible. Escaping his mentor's girlfriend,
he moves to a small town under a new name.
Tyler Roberds, Jami Harris, Jo Anna Holt Mishler
Mar 5 Shadows in the Sun
1¼ hrs G
An aspiring young writer tracks a literary titan
suffering from writers block to his refuge in rural
Italy and learns about life and love from the irascible
genius and his daughters. Harvey Keitel,
Claire Forlani, Giancarlo Giannini
OBSAA Constitution & Bylaws are available to all members.
Please ask Reception for a copy.
Complimentary OBSAA Membership Available
Applications are available at Reception.
Show your Membership Card to Reception
to take advantage of membership discounts!
Next OBSAA Monthly Meeting
Monday, February 16th • 10am • Pine Room
We’d love to see you there!
Small bills and coins are always appreciated.
2 Salisbury Steak
3 Cajun Chicken
4 Quiche Lorraine
5 Swiss Steak
6 Soup & Sandwich
Beefaroni & Salad
Soup & Sandwich
Teriyaki Chicken
Juicy Lucy Burger
Irish Stew
Chef’s Choice
Soup & Sandwich
Pork & Mushroom Pie
Chef’s Choice
Sweet & Sour Chicken
Roast Beef & Yorkshire
French Meat Pie
Soup & Sandwich
Come and
ø = gluten free
2 Linguini & Clam Sauce
3 Vegetarian Lasagna
4 Braised Pork Chops
5 Soup & Sandwich
6 Chicken Cacciatore
Monday ‐ Friday 9am‐3pm
Lunch Entrees: 11am-1pm
Soup and Sandwiches: 11am-2pm
Entrees are $6.95
unless otherwise posted
(while supplies last)
Monday, March 16th
at 2pm in the lobby
with music from 1:15-2pm
by Charlie & the Angels.
Everyone is invited to this informal party.
The cake is generously
provided by the Oak Bay
Seniors’ Activity Association.
Click on: Facilities /
Monterey Recreation Centre
On the left side of the Monterey
Recreation Centre page
click on The Fern Café
and you will find
the Fern Café Menu
for this month.
Sign up today!
Balance and Fear of Falling
Renee Lindstrom
Learn simple exercises designed to use the
whole body’s available movement. Increase
or re-develop balance through
understanding the relationship of how the
body counterbalances and supports
movement with little effort. Using less
effort and stress you can increase mobility
in any function such as rolling over, sitting,
standing, walking, turning and reaching.
123634 Mon 1-2pm Mar 9-Apr 20 6/$69
Healing through Ikebana
Fumi Csizmazia
Saturdays 1‐3:15pm
Serving coffee and fresh baking,
no entrees, soup or sandwiches.
Menu subject to change
without notice.
Tax is included in all food prices.
Comfort Casseroles
for sale Tuesday to Friday
from 11am‐1pm
when available.
Members’ Birthdays
for February & March
Enjoy a Latte or Cappuccino
at the Coffee Express !
Monday to Friday...... 9:30‐11:30am
Saturday.................... 9am‐noon
Sunday/Holidays ...... 1:30‐3:30pm
Speed up your transactions and save!
Use your Express Card
at the Fern Café & Coffee Express
Buy 10 cups of coffee, tea, muffins
or squares for the price of 9!
Express Cards may be purchased
at Reception.
Membership not required.
Retired nurse Fumi Csizmazia will guide
you through this unique class. This course
will examine the Japanese principles of
angles, forms and colour of floral
arrangement. Each lesson will begin with a
brief body stretching exercise and will
conclude with a meditation period.
Instructor will discuss supplies at the first
class. This course is an opportunity for
anyone who is looking for tranquility and
to make a spiritual communion to the
natural beauty of floral arrangement. It is
beneficial for anyone who would like to
connect with nature.
124246 Thu 1-2:30pm Apr 2-30 5/$50
Dancing for Brain Health
Designed for 50yrs+
Joanne Cuffe
Dancing is an excellent activity for
reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
and dementia, according to recent studies.
Come challenge your brain in a fun,
supportive setting! This class draws on
brain health best practices and includes a
large variety of dance activities for moving
in new ways - sampling different styles,
games and spurs for improvising. Designed
for 50yrs+, but adults of all ages and
abilities welcome. No dance experience
124243 Wed 2:30-3:30pm Mar 4-Apr 1
R 5/$50
CLUB NEWS continued from page 5...
The Book Club will meet to discuss
Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson
on February 16th, The Invention of Hugo
Cabaret, a novel in words & pictures by
Brian Selznick on March 16th & The
Children Act by Ian McEwan on April
20th. We meet on the 3rd Monday of
each month at 1pm. We post a brief
summary on the Club Notice Board
shortly after the meeting.
Carpet Bowling: Now that we are all
over the holidays, need some exercise to
wear off all that turkey and goodies? We
meet every Tuesday, 1-4pm in the Garry
Oak Room. Come have a few laughs
and meet some new friends. We have a
lot of fun!
Chinese Brush Painting: We have
appreciated having presentations by
experienced members of the club to
enrich our enjoyment of Chinese Brush
Painting. The topics have ranged from
gluing and applying borders to
paintings, to demonstrations of the
painting of exotic flowers and the
painting of exciting horses in motion.
February will be the start of the
Chinese New Year of the Sheep/Goat
and we will try our best to illustrate
those animals. We shall also celebrate
the occasion of the New Year with a
Chinese luncheon at a restaurant. The
date is tentatively set for February 20th.
As always, members of Monterey are
welcome to join our club at Windsor
Pavilion on Fridays, 9am-noon. "Gung
hay fat choy!" Happy New Year!
Classical Music: The Classical Music
Club will meet on Thursday, February
12th, 4-5:30pm in the Fir Room when
Frances Rosenberg will present a
program on Mendelssohn’s Concerto for
Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64
(1844). Inspired by his friendship with
the famous violinist Ferdinand David,
this piece with its unique fusion of
lyricism and virtuosity is one of the best
loved in the violin concerto repertoire.
All are invited to attend.
Deadline for club news is one month in advance!
(100 words or less) in person or [email protected]
Craft Carnival: Rummage Sale
February 28th, 9am-1pm is what we are
thinking about (of course, volunteers
also come in the day before to get it
ready)! To the sorters, porters, settersups, takers-down, tidy-uppers and staff
– thanks in advance for what we know
will be another great day of Monterey
team spirit! It may be “rummage” but
we hope that whatever we receive is clean
and useable: we appreciate not needing
“washer-uppers” and “thrower-outers”!
Darts: Fun! A friendly supportive group
welcoming new members; both
beginner and experienced players to
practice darts; board and instruction
available during club time. Magnetic
wand for retrieval of fallen darts from
the floor for those worried about
mobility. 1-4pm on Tuesday and Sunday
afternoons with a tea break at half-time.
Laughter occurs often; singing
frequently. Come out and give us a try.
Family History: February meeting on
Thursday, February 12th will be a talk by
Randy Stewart, Cultural Chair, Highland
Games Association. Title: My Father’s
Collection: Some Historic Scottish Artifacts
with an update on plans for a local
Scottish history centre.
Garden: Wow we are really into our
New Year. Why not come and join a
new club, we are a happy group, and
would like you to visit. Learn what can
be achieved even on a balcony. Indoor
plants are also a joy. Our next meeting
will be held Wednesday, February 18th at
2pm in the Garden Court .
Note-Ables: Rehearsals for our portion
of the show, The Best of the Best, on
March 14th & 15th are well underway on
Sunday and Thursday afternoons. The
production staff is busy preparing
costumes and props. Dates and times
of ticket sales are as shown on the front
page of this Oak Leaves. More news
regarding our AGM will be published in
the next issue of this column.
Sing-a-Long meets Thursdays 10-11:30am.
You are invited, join us! Celebrate
St. Valentine’s Day February 12th with
the Trilights Band and Charlie!
Alan Cowood, Kathleen Edge,
Win Robertson, Derek Howe, pianists,
Paul Gawthrop and Jim Lawler,
clarinetists encourage us to sing - so
good for our hearts! January 22nd we
celebrated Robert Burns Day with a
stirring program by Derek Howe,
Charlie Bedford. Many members wore
tartan! Calling the Welsh March 5th, we
celebrate St David’s Day! Calling the
Irish March 12th we celebrate St Patrick’s
Day! Keep well and sing with us!
Spanish: Travelling to Spain, Mexico or
South/Central America or are you
interested in practicing your Spanish?
The Spanish Club meets every Friday,
11:15am-12:30pm. Topics of discussion
are varied and lively. We aim to improve
our Spanish and have fun. We are not a
teaching group only a conversational
group. Come and try us out!
Ukulele: The club sometimes plays just
what members want to play but those
Mondays seem to be few.
Kensington Care Facility preferred a
Hawaiian playlist so that's what we
practiced and performed in January.
Now we are working on a new playlist
of old favourites with good tunes and
lyrics to perform for the Saanich
Peninsula Hospital and MRC in March.
Its always good fun Mondays, 1-3pm.
Walking: About 30 members met at
NAR restaurant for the annual
Christmas luncheon on December 8th.
We normally meet at 9:30am on
Mondays in the Centre lobby. You can
choose from a stroll or a faster steady
walk around our neighbourhood for an
hour with socializing afterwards. A great
opportunity to explore our many back
lanes and secret places while getting in
your 10,000 steps a day!
• Bold Type requires advance registration or ticket purchase. Please see Reception.
9:15‐11:30 Computer
9‐11:30 Silversmithing
10‐10:45 Mild Fitness
11‐11:45 Gentle Fitness
Moderate Fitness
9‐11:30 Woodcrafters
9:30‐11:30Novice Bridge
9:30‐noon Computer
10‐10:45 Mild Fitness
11‐11:45 Gentle Fitness
Bingo (2nd & 4th)
Book (3rd)
Foursome Bridge
Table Tennis
(Level 1)
1:15‐3:30 Computer
3:15‐4:30 iPad Club
Table Tennis
(Level I )
9:15‐11:30 Computer
9:30‐noon Craft Carnival
9:45‐11:45 Monterey
10:30‐noon Agemates
12:30‐4 Carpet Bowling
12:30‐4:15 Duplicate
1:15‐3:30 Computer
Chinese Brush
Strength Fitness
9:15‐11:30 Computer
10‐10:45 Mild Fitness
10‐noon Drama
11‐11:45 Gentle Fitness
11:15‐12:30 Spanish
12:30‐3:45 Mahjong
Friendship Bridge
1:15‐3:30 Computer
1:30‐3:30 Scriveners
Duplicate Bridge
Merry Widows (3rd)
Table Tennis
(Level 2)
1:30‐3:45 Lounge Lizards
Pairs Bridge
Garden (3rd)
Dealer’s Choice
iPad Club
6:30‐9:30 Table Tennis
(Level I & 2)
6:45‐8:45 Lapidary
All classes are cancelled Monday, February 9
due to holiday
Concert Band & Noteable cancelled:
Thursday. February 19 for a special event
In the case of a FIRST AID EMERGENCY
please alert Reception.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
.............................. 8:30am‐8:45pm
Friday .............................. 8:30am‐4:30pm
Saturday ................................ 8:45am‐4pm
Sunday ...................................... 12:45‐4pm
Holiday, Monday, February 9.... 12:45‐4pm
Monterey Recreation Staff:
Lesley Cobus,
Centre Coordinator
[email protected]
Janette Sproston,
Course Programmer
[email protected]
Joanne Donohue,
Trips, Events,
Volunteer Programmer
[email protected]
Doug Clarke,
Head of Reception
[email protected]
Table Tennis
(Level 2)
9:30‐11:30 Family History
10‐11:30 Sing‐a‐Long
Blood Pressure
see page 4
2:45‐4:15 Note‐Ables
Classical Music
Club (2nd)
Concert Band
The Billiards Room
and Woodworking
Shop are open during
Centre hours.
Drop‐in Bridge
Foursome Bridge
Mon 1-4pm
Progressive Pairs
Wed 12:45-4pm
Friendship Foursome
Fri 1-4pm
Non‐Members $2.80
Members $1.80
Members only:
5 tickets for $8.10
10 tickets for $13.50
Novice Bridge
Wed 9:30-11:30am
Non‐Members $5.90
Members $4.90
Members 5 pack $22.00
Duplicate Bridge
Tues 12:30-4:15pm
Sat 12:15-4pm
Non‐Members $8.35
Members $7.35
Members 5 pack $33
Note: Tax included
Chinese Dinner
The Old Coachman Eatery
Luxurious Lunch
Wednesday, February 25th
Cost: $60
Member Cost: $51
Register by: Wed., February 18th
Departs: 10:30am Returns: 1:30pm
We will travel a round-about route to
our lunch destination, revisiting some
sights and spots that have storied pasts
- or are simply tough to envision, given
the developments that we’ve seen
locally in recent years – and decades!
(Cost includes transportation, lunch, tax and
Wednesday, April 8th
Cost: $60
Member Cost: $51
Register by: Wed., March 25th
Departs: 10:30am Returns: 1:30pm
Discover one of the best kept secrets
on Camosun College’s Lansdowne
campus – and enjoy a luxurious lunch!
The 2nd year Hotel and Restaurant
Management students operate Dunlop
House Restaurant in a home that was
designed by famed Victoria architect
Samuel Maclure. The venue and its
character will impress you as will the
meal. (Cost includes transportation, lunch,
tax and gratuity.)
Wednesday, February 11th
Cost: $54
Member Cost: $46
Register by: Tuesday, February 3rd
Departs: 5:30pm
Returns: 8pm
Let’s welcome the Chinese New Year
(and Year of the Sheep) a little bit
early, with an amazing array of
delicious dishes and some special
guests around the table, to enlighten us
as to many of the traditions that have Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta
and Lunch
long been a part of such occasions!
(Cost includes transportation, dinner, tax & Sunday, March 22nd
Cost: $94
Member Cost: $80
Register by: Wed., March 11th
Butterfly Gardens
Departs: 11:15am Returns: 5:30pm
Wednesday, March 4th
Iolanthe is the seventh of the Gilbert
Cost: $60
Member Cost: $51 and Sullivan collaborations and is their
most charming with some of the best
Register by: Monday, February 23rd
Departs: 9:30am Returns: 1:30pm music Sir Arthur Sullivan ever wrote.
It poses the question of what would
Escape the everyday and visit the
happen if fairies intervened in our
warmth, beauty and romance of a
everyday lives. Presented at the Charlie
tropical jungle setting. Caribbean
White Theatre in Sidney, we will enjoy
flamingos wander through a stream
lunch at The Lakes in advance of the
amongst beautifully coloured fish,
operetta. (Cost includes lunch, performance
surrounded by exotic plants and a
ticket, transportation, tax and gratuities.)
number of other tropical birds and
animal species to observe. Know
that it will be a tropical climate we will
• Please see Reception for trip policies
step into, so please dress accordingly
(guests, early registration and other
for the visit. One of the most
important details).
enjoyable parts of this trip will be
sharing glimpses of the digital photos
• Trips fill quickly! Register early to ensure
your space. Trips may cancel with
many will take – these can be enjoyed
insufficient registration.
while awaiting your lunch service.
(Cost includes transportation, admission,
• Please note: where ever possible, travel will
lunch, tax & gratuity.)
be in the Departmental Coach.
Free Course. Sign up at Reception!
Head up – An Introduction to Brain Health
Gabriela Townsend
Healthy aging is important for everyone, and it is essential not to forget the
health of your brain as well! This workshop encourages participants to actively
engage in protecting and maintaining their brain. Learn strategies and set goals
for improving the health of your mind, body and spirit. Anyone interested in
brain health is welcome to attend.
Mar 24
Project Johnny Cash
(at Chemainus Theatre)
Saturday, April 11th
Cost: $125
Member Cost: $106
Register by: Wednesday, March 25th
Departs: 9:30am
Returns: 6pm
Saunter into the rockabilly world of
legendary musical storyteller and Man
in Black Johnny Cash. We pay theatrical
tribute with over 40 hit songs that
celebrate the dark and light sides of his
incredible career, along with his famous
friends. (Cost includes transportation,
theatre ticket, brunch, tax and gratuities.)
Monterey Clubs:
Let us take the wheel!
Your Club members can enjoy
a stress-free outing.
With Recreation Oak Bay’s
Coach (which seats 20
comfortably), there are lots of
options available to you!
Talk with your fellow Monterey
members about a customized
outing and contact Joanne to
discuss the possibilities!
Call her at 240-370-7309.