President Lorrie Bradford, Hilda Kopp and Carol Collins worked on the New Horizons for Seniors’ grant which brought many improvements to the seniors’ centre over the past few months. Also involved but not in the picture was Marguerite Rotvold.
The May monthly meeting of the Midway Seniors’ Branch #117 was also the occasion the official announcement of a $24,432 grant from the Government of Canada, New Horizons for Seniors Program that has gone far to upgrade the facility.
“We, the members of the Midway Senior’s Branch #117, are grateful for these funds, which have made the enhancement of our centre a reality,” said President Lorrie Bradford. Bradford reports the local senior’s group membership stands at 58 at last count—an admirable number.
The grant paid for a number of upgrades to the seniors’ centre. There are new tables and chairs for the meeting room, new tablecloths, new insulated window blinds, the sitting room furniture has been replaced, a new pool table is getting lots of action; and a new laptop computer, software and printer has brought them into the digital age. To help with fitness levels they have purchased a Second World War game and recumbent bike. There is also a new PA system, coffee machine and fridge amoung other items.
The Midway Seniors’ Centre is open on Thursdays for quilters and other crafters at 9:30 a.m. Come for coffee and bring your needle project to work on.
On Fridays they meet for coffee from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
They have a regular monthly business meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m., and a birthday tea on the third Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m.
They also enjoy a potluck supper on the last Wednesday of every month, gathering at 5 p.m. with supper served at about 5:30.
For more information about the Midway Seniors’ Centre contact Lorrie Bradford at 250-449-5417.