Campbell River seniors play a round of pool at the former Seniors’ Centre. The seniors have found a new place to play since having to pack up their pool tables when the centre moved from the mall.

Pool time at the Eagles

Campbell River Seniors and the Fraternal Order of Eagles are teaming up so the gals and gals can shoot some stick


Pool playing seniors have lined up a new place to hone their skills.

A group from the Campbell River Seniors’ Centre is teaming up with the Eagles Club to shoot some stick.

The seniors have been without their pool tables since their centre was re-located from the Campbell River Common mall to their temporary home at Radiant Life Church.

But that all changed when the Eagles stepped up to fill the void.

“Three seniors have now taken out Eagles memberships,” said Bruno Fornika, the chair of the Seniors Society’s building committee. “This will allow each of them to bring in a maximum of six guests to play pool in the Eagles facilities between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.”

Fornika said it’s an example of how two organizations can work together to come up with solutions.

“The Campbell River Seniors Centre Society is very grateful for the consideration and wonderful co-operation they have received from the Eagles in their time of need,” Fornika said.

While the seniors have two pool tables both are in storage. Fornika said that’s because there will not be enough room for the pool tables in the new Seniors Centre which will be split between the Sportsplex and the Community Centre.

City council awarded the seniors use of both city-owned facilities rent-free.

The Seniors Society’s end goal, however, is to eventually own, lease or have donated its own building to accommodate programming for its 600 members.

The Seniors Centre has been in existence since March 1, 2009 when it was located inside Ironwood Place.