The Campbell River Seniors’ Centre Society is hosting a social night to try and attract more members.
While the society was operating out of the Campbell River Common Mall, membership hovered around 650 members. Since moving to the Sportsplex and Community Centre, membership has dwindled to around 300.
The get together will be held Friday, May 23 at the Sportsplex to encourage new or former members to join the society and to reward current members for their patience while the seniors have been moved from venue to venue over the past few years.
However, there could be good news on the horizon, according to Bruno Fornika of the Seniors’ Society.
“The outlook for obtaining a new home for the Society has taken a turn for the better with Coun. Larry Samson’s recent motion asking the city staff to investigate the feasibility of building a seniors’ centre in the downtown core of the city,” said Fornika, referring to council’s plan to consider building a seniors’ centre at the Community Centre, either as an addition or as a stand-alone building.
On Friday, May 23, the Seniors Society’s board of directors, under the direction of Les Lengyel, a former society president, is putting on a fun-filled evening with a buffet style dinner prepared by two local chefs, desserts prepared by some of the Society’s kitchen staff, entertainment by the Society’s line dancers, after dinner music featuring former president Brian Temple and his singing partner, Julie.
Following that there will be a dance corner for those who wish to cut a rug, or gym floor in this case, to some oldies played by a local DJ. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 draw and busing and serving by the Navy League cadets.
The price of admission is $15 or a current membership. Those who are age 55 or older, and buy a membership to the Seniors Society will get a free dinner and entertainment plus the use of the Seniors’ Centre for the rest of the year.
Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.