50+ Active Living Celebration

South Vancouver Island

Fri. March 5th, 2010 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come and join us on Friday, March 5 from 10am - 4pm at Pearkes Recreation Centre in Victoria, B.C. for a full day of activity, entertainment, exciting and interactive demonstrations and displays.

• Discover new hobbies or join a new club
• Enjoy a variety of entertainment all day long
• Over 65 exhibits by groups and individuals over the age of 50
• Performance Stage 10AM - 4PM dancers, musicians, singers, storytellers, etc.
• Over 55 exhibits by senior-focused businesses and organizations
• On-site antique appraisals (small items or photos only, please)
• On-site Cafe provided by Chef on the Run
• Admission by donation
• Free Parking

March is Embrace Aging Month and the Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation invites you to explore the possibilities! Join us at the 50+ Active Living Celebration on March 5th or expand your horizons, learn a new skill and make friends at one of the free workshops or senior-focused events during March. Look for a full listing of events online at, call the Eldercare Foundation at 250-370-5664, or visit our booth at the 50+ Active Living Celebration.

About a dozen entertainment acts, over 140 exhibitors and around 3,000 visitors are expected to participate in what is Vancouver Island's largest event of this kind. Several bus tours are being organized to bring visitors from as far away as Campbell River.
Join us on Friday March 5th to find out what the Celebration is all about.

People over the age of 50 are changing the landscape of our communities by staying more active than past generations as they age, says Barbara Risto, publisher of Senior Living magazine.

"We have recognized that the seniors of yesterday will not be like the seniors of tomorrow. With the baby boomer generation reaching the age where they are starting to contemplate their retirement plans, we are looking at a whole different methodology at work that is guaranteed to change forever how seniors spend their later years."

As demonstrated by the articles appearing in every issue of Senior Living, the seniors of tomorrow plan to bring their favored lifestyles with them into retirement. They are exchanging rocking chairs for motorbikes, old folks homes for resort style residential communities; they are intrigued by adventure travel, and are, increasingly, making ongoing learning a way of life.

Visitors to the event will be inspired by exhibitors over the age of 50 who participate in a variety of activities - cycling, boating, motorcycling, golfing, fishing, running, walking, swimming, skiing, bowling, hiking, writing, dancing, singing, performing, gardening, RVing, traveling, cruising, climbing, cooking, and more.

Cost: Donation Category: Art, Dance, Fairs & Fests, Fundraisers, Miscellaneous, Music, Outdoor, Speakers & Seminars, Sports, Theatre
Location: Pearkes Recreation Centre - 3100 Tillicum Rd., Victoria BC More Info: Jill Stefanyk


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