I was once asked, “where is the best place to go for fun on the North Shore”? The answer was easy. “The West Van Seniors Centre”, I said without even having to think twice. There’s just something special about this place that always feels good every time you go there. Whether it’s a fancy occasion dance with live music, working out with the Fit Fellas, stopping by the woodworking shop or just dropping in for lunch, this place is always happening. Clearly, it is their people that make all the magic and never was this more true than for the fabulous group of volunteers that give their time and energy to all kinds of activities. Last week, at a special private reception, the centre paid tribute to their volunteers with an afternoon of live music, food, fun and more. Congrats to everyone and keep up the good work.
01 – Ten year volunteer Bob Clark gets a cuddle from West Van Seniors Centre Community Services dynamo Sheila Landrigan.
02 – After 27 years as a volunteer, Sheila Humphries knows how to keep things in harmony, especially when it comes to the choir.
03 – Let’s hear it for the boys in the band. Al Crittenden, left, Henry Meester and Ken Carriere are all talented members of the Dundarave Players.
04 – Angela Terrett, left, volunteers at the coffee bar, while 10 year volunteer Tilly Sorenson helps out as a hostess. You can also find Pat Tynan, right, helping out behind the counter at dinner time.
05 – West Vancouver Seniors Centre Volunteer Coordinator John Lait gets a chance to relax briefly and chat with musician Mari McQuaid as everyone enjoys cake and coffee.
06 – They’re a couple of five year helpers. Ralph Townsend and Marion Pearce are among the many who help make it all happen.
07 – With the best smile of the day, and 30 years as a volunteers under his belt, Fred Titcomb continues to be surrounded by beautiful ladies, namely Lillian Bodner, left, Janet Baxter and Eileen Abram.
By Catherine Barr – April 20, 2011
Also as seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on April 28, 2011