Weather Patterns of Eastern Vancouver Island: Dr Hannah Wilson

Dr Hannah Wilson – Geography Professor VIU What makes the weather of Vancouver Island unique? Is Nanoose Bay a micro-climate?  After listening to our Geography Professor at the September meeting explain weather and how it affects us, we could all pass her class tests now! In case you missed it, let me explain. We are…

Annual Appie Party: Sunday August 18th, 2019

Good food! Good company! Good weather! Who could ask for more! That was the story on Sunday August 18th at the home of Pat Scholz for our Annual Appie Party. Robert was at the ready with tents in case of a repeat of last year’s deluge, but it was a beautiful afternoon for outdoor conversation…

“Love at Sunset”: Janet Dunnett and Carollyne Haynes

July Speakers – “Love at Sunset” Authors Janet Dunnett and Carolyne Hayes joined forces to explain issues of significance to seniors today.  Both shared their experiences of dealing with parents getting older and the challenges of caregiving and sunset romance. Janet shared the caregiving experiences of her father through her book “The Dwindling”.  As parents…

Sail to the Symphony – Saturday June 29th

The PRISMA Sail to the Symphony was a day of spectacular music and the opportunity to travel with friends, and make new ones along the way. 8:00 AM seemed a little early to set out for the 9:55 ferry to Powell River but we soon found over 300 other walk on passengers also going to…

Summer Picnic: Wednesday July 17

In spite of the threat of rain and, at times, hurricane force winds, forty-nine people showed up for The Picnic at Brigadoon Golf Course.  Leslie Macdonald was there to greet us, along with Sue and Terry Kelly whose sales technique had everyone digging into pockets for 25/25 ticket money.   Background music, organized by Phil…

Earthquake Early Warning for B.C.: Bob Crosby

Are we closer to the “Big One”? June speaker, Bob Crosby, updated us on the work Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) has been doing on the earthquake early warning system and how it will work for residents of S.W. BC.   It is operated by the University of Victoria. The main observatory is the Neptune network which…