UPCOMING EVENT 55+ Lifestyle Show in Vancouver - Sept 22, 2016
Join us this fall at our 55+ Lifestyle Show at the PNE Forum in Vancouver for a fun-filled day of entertainment including guest speaker Vicki Gabereau and 95+ exhibitors! For more information visit our 55+ Lifestyle Website
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WINNER Congratulations to Brenda Plakholm!
Our grand door prize at the recent 55+ Lifestyle Show was a getaway for two to the 55+ Spring Celebration at Fairmont Chateau Whistler on April 18-21. This all-inclusive package includes activities like the Hawaiian Hot Tub Social, the Golden Paddle Table Tennis Tournament, Soapstone Carving, Call My Bluff Game Show and much, much more. For more details about this fun 3-day event, call Yasmin Haufschild, Program Director at 1-604-938-2052. MORE DETAILS
COVER Heart-driven Hippy
If there is one word that sums up the irrepressible Valdy, it is “energy.” The smiling, impish, red-suspendered septuagenarian is constantly on the go. By his count, Valdy has played an average of 200 shows a year for four decades — approximately 8,000 concerts all told. “I enjoy it still,” he said. “I like to make music, and I can’t make it sitting still in one place for very long.”
Valdy became part of the hippy culture with long hair, a beard and embraced peace and love and sang protest songs against nuclear arms and war. For a few years, he lived on a farm, Headacres, which was part of the underground railway helping US draft dodgers escape to Canada.
BLOG 50+ Women Are Good For Business
The over-50 consumer group represents a portion of the buying public no marketer can afford to ignore, says MassMutual Financial Group. But what makes their advice more intriguing is that they identify women as the major cohort in this consumer group. They state, “The women of this group own more than 75% of the nation’s financial wealth.” READ MORE
VICTORIA 11th Annual 55+ Lifestyle Show Success
This year's sunny weather definitely worked its magic to fill the aisles at our recent March 22nd show in Victoria and even entice visitors outside to give some electric bikes a whirl. There was something for everyone - from activities like table tennis or dancing to the swing tunes of Oliver Swain and Trio Voltaire...to make-overs and manicures...three fashion shows...a very popular Spin and Win prize wheel...and a guest appearance by the very funny and popular Vicki Gabereau. Almost 125 exhibitors gave visitors a variety of products and services to consider. Thank you to everyone who participated at this year's show. We hope you will be back next year. Meanwhile, stay tuned for details about our Vancouver show, coming this September.
Check out more photos in our April issue.