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Let’s celebrate seniors and the important role they play in our community.

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Add to Calendar 20210603 080000 20210617 200000 America/Vancouver Seniors Week Let’s celebrate seniors and the important role they play in our community. Virtual



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Join us for fun Seniors Week activities online!

BC Seniors Week from June 6-12 is an annual celebration to acknowledge the integral role seniors play in our community. This year's online activities will kick-off starting June 3.

  • All events will held over Microsoft Teams

  • All participants will require to use a computer, smartphone or iPad/tablet with a microphone.
  • Webcam is optional.


Connecting Generations Through Art

June 3 & June 17 at 5-6:30pm

In celebration of seniors week, local artist will lead a two series workshop bringing seniors and youth together to create art that will be featured on the community garden at Unwin Park. All levels and experiences are welcome. Supply kits available for registered participants and picked up is at Surrey City Hall (13450 104 Avenue, Surrey). This event is brought to you by the Surrey Intercultural Senior Inclusion Partnership Network, funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Programs. 



Age-Friendly Pedestrian Routes Live Demo

Monday, June 7 at 11:00am-12:00pm

Join City of Surrey staff to learn about the Age-Friendly Pedestrian Routes tool that offers visual information about potential routes you can take to walk around your neighbourhood/community. Learn how to use the application and all its functional capabilities. Provide us with your feedback on the map and make any recommendations or suggestions on how it will be helpful for you. The tool can be accessed on your computer or smartphone. 



Participaction: Community Better Challenge 

Monday, June 7 to Friday June 12

Get fit for free and join livestream retro-themed fitness to stay active while celebrating Participation's 50th anniversary. Online classes are ideal for anyone who wants to exercise from home. Try barre, cardio combo, jazzercise, Fitness 55+ and more! 



Estate Planning, Insurance and Taxes

Monday, June 7 at 2-3pm

Join us to learn about the basics of taxes, insurance and estate planning. An email address is required for registration.



Seniors’ Online Book Club

Tuesday, June 8 at 1:30-2:30pm

For ages 55+ who prefer a physical book (over an e-book). Join us for a lively discussion about this month's title. The book will be sent to your nearest branch for pick up.



Living Well on Retirement Income

Tuesday, June 8 at 2-3pm

Join us to learn ways to increase income, reduce expenses and live on a retirement income without relying on credit. An email address is required for registration.



Literature Club for Seniors

Tuesday, June 8 at 2:30-3:30pm

Do you like listening to short stories, poems, and other literary work? Would you also like to be able to engage in discussions with others about literature? Then the Literature Club for Seniors is for you! Every week features a different literary piece.


This program is presented in partnership with the Surrey Come Share Society and is part of the Seniors’ Centre Without Walls.

“Seniors’ Centre Without Walls” (SCWW) is a free interactive telephone-based program that connects seniors to Activities, Health and Wellness Talks and Friendly Conversations.


Historic Stewart Farm History Talks: Restaurants

Wednesday, June 9 at 10:30-11:15am

Join us to talk about Surrey's past local places to eat like the Rickshaw or the Round-Up Cafe. Photographs, oral histories, research, and memories shared will inspire our conversation. Join us online or over the phone to share your memories, ideas, ask questions, and enjoy a discussion about local history. 



Online Armchair Traveller Series

Wednesday, June 9 at 1:30-2:30pm

Join Recreation Surrey and Surrey Libraries to explore the culture, landscape and highlights of The Oregon Coast. Hear stories, see pictures and share experiences during this online activity. For this online program, we'll be using Microsoft Teams. What you'll need: a computer with a microphone (or headphones) and webcam; or your smartphone, or iPad/tablet. An email address is required for registration.



75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses

Wednesday, June 9 at 2-3pm

Join us to gain tips on how to save on household expenses. Bring your own ideas to share with the group. An email address is required for registration.



Authors Among Us: Meet Author Julia Zarankin

Wednesday, June 9 at 1-2pm

Join us for an author talk and Q&A with Julia Zarankin. Julia Zarankin is the author of Field Notes From An Unintentional Birder. When Julia Zarankin saw her first red-winged blackbird at the age of thirty-five, she didn’t expect that it would change her life.


About Julia Zarankin

Recently divorced and auditioning hobbies during a stressful career transition, she stumbled on birdwatching, initially out of curiosity for the strange breed of humans who wear multi-pocketed vests, carry spotting scopes and discuss the finer points of optics with disturbing fervour. What she never could have predicted was that she would become one of them. Not only would she come to identify proudly as a birder, but birding would ultimately lead her to find love, uncover a new language and lay down her roots.

Environmental Extravaganza

This program is part of the Authors Among Us series Also, is part of the City of Surrey’s annual Environmental Extravaganza


Online Virtual Yoga 55+

Monday, June 7 at 9:30-10:30am

Experience the benefits of yoga to your mind and body. Registration is required.



Seniors Centre Without Walls (SCWW)

Wednesday, June 9 at 10:30-11:30am

Enjoy a phone tour walkthrough of the new Community Treasures exhibit curated by the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society. This exhibit celebrates the 20-year anniversary of the return of Surrey’s electric railway. Program hosted by Museum of Surrey staff member, Tommy Cheung. 

  • This event will be held over the phone.
  • Registration required.
  • To register, contact Edwin Chau
    604-531-9400 ext. 205


Surrey Art Gallery – We're All Artists

Wednesday, June 9 at 11am-12pm

Find the joy in making art together as part of a supportive, creative community. Sign up for “We’re All Artists – Creative Practices Together” with Surrey Art Gallery artist-educators Claire Moore and Alanna Edwards. Registration required.



Virtual Film Chat: Enchanted April (1991)

Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30-7:30pm

This is not a film screening, so please watch Enchanted April prior to discussion. Enchanted April can be accessed through Surrey Libraries as a DVD or as a streaming video through Kanopy.



Virtual Tour of Green Timbers Park

Monday, June 7 at 10-10:40am - Animals of Green Timber Park

Wednesday, June 9 at 10-10:40am - Plants and Trees of Green Timbers Park

Explore the creatures and plants that call Green Timbers Park home with a member of the Surrey Nature Centre team. Our first walk focuses on animals and the second on plants. Please call the Surrey Nature Centre at 604-502-6065 to register. Please note, we will use Microsoft Teams to deliver this live, virtual program.


The Historical Photo Detective: Road Show

Thursday, June 10 at 10am-12pm

Have an old family photo in your album that you can’t date or place? Clothing, hairstyles, shoes, settings -- old photos are full of clues if you know how to read the evidence. Join The Photo Detective Maureen Taylor and learn how to analyze old photos. Registrants will be able to submit their own photos for analysis in this Roadshow-style program (10-15 photos will be chosen).



Magic with Lon Mandrake

Thursday, June 10 at 3-4pm

Son of world-famous Surrey magician, Mandrake the Magician, will be performing magic demonstration and instructions. Registration is required.



Online Fit 55+

Friday, June 11 at 11am-12pm

Registration Required.



Mind Your Money: Psychology of Savings

Friday, June 11 at 2-3pm

Join us to understand marketing techniques and how to save money.



Activities to do anytime!

Museum of Surrey

Take home craft package to complete with a paper rose and other crafts. Available at the Museum of Surrey,located at 17710 56A Avenue, for free to pick up during the entire week of seniors’ celebrations.  

Surrey Art Gallery 

Join artist-educators on Surrey Art Gallery​'s YouTube channel for video art lesson​s in a range of mediums including collage, pastel, painting, photography, and more. 


Backyard Birding Basics 

Learn about backyard birding with local Naturalist Lynn Pollard, including attracting birds to your outdoor space and identifying them, some common backyard species and answers to questions people always ask about birds.

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