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AGM update

The Dogwood Seniors Society Board  has voted to not hold an AGM in 2020. 

A notice will be posted well ahead to announce the AGM for the 2021 year. All appropriate documentation will be filed to remain compliant with the Societies Act. 

We encourage anyone with questions or concerns to contact a member of the Dogwood Advisor Board:

Susan Williamson, President
Wilhelmina Martin, Vice President
Marge Kroeker, Vice President
Barry Lang, Treasurer
Pat Larrson, Secretary

Also, you may present your concerns or questions to your Activity Group Leaders who will bring your concerns to the board for discussion and a response.

Willy Martin

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[Pavilion-news-updates] NEW Learn How to use ZOOM and some upcoming ZOOM Workshops for YOU!

Do you want to learn how to use Zoom to access interesting classes and workshops that we will be offering?
If you own a smartphone, a tablet (Ipad or Android), laptop or desktop computer, you may want to learn how to zoom or if you already know how, check out to see what we have lined up for you to participate in September! Bring your devices with you!
Registration available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and by phone at 604-927-4386 (weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except for statutory holidays), and on Saturdays effective Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Learn How to Zoom Tutorials ( In Person – socially distanced class)
13191 Wed September 16 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Glen Pine
13193 Wed September 23 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Glen Pine
13194 Wed September 30 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Glen Pine

Online Classes coming up…Please note that we will be using Zoom platform for these courses, you will receive a Zoom invite 24 hours before the start of each virtual class.  Instructions will be provided in the invite. We suggest you familiarize yourself with this platform and its policies prior to your scheduled class.

Stress and Nutrition
Relationships, financial issues, health concerns etc. are just some of the common causes of stress in our modern day lives. Having a higher emotional quotient makes us prone to a higher degree of stress as our body does not differentiate between actual and perceived stress. Learn strategies on how to manage stress better with diet using the right foods and herbs and lifestyle practices.
Presenter: Geeta Sethi
14755 Tues September 22 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. You will receive a Zoom invite 24 hours before the start

Using Transit in the New Normal – Translink Presentation
“Using Transit in the New Normal” – Discussion on what changed for transit and how should customers prepare for their trip and protect themselves.
14753 Wed September 23 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. You will receive a Zoom invite 24 hours before the start

Healthy Gut and the role of Probiotics and Prebiotics
70% of our immune system is in our gut and is dependent on the health of the  colony of microorganisms that live in our gut. Come and learn about the role of these very important beings in maintaining our health and how you can support it by eating the right foods. We will also talk about the role of our habits and lifestyle that can positively impact our gut Microbiome.
Presenter: Geeta Sethi
14756 Tues September 29 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. You will receive a Zoom invite 24 hours before the start

Dealing with Stress – Cosco Seniors Presentation
None of us can lead totally stress free lives; however, excessive stress harms the quality of life of many seniors. We help to identify and handle sources of stress.
14754 Wed September 30 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. You will receive a Zoom invite 24 hours before the start

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INFORMATION BULLETIN Activities Restart Sept. 8 at Coquitlam’s 50-plus Pavilions

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 4, 2020 – Older adults in Coquitlam can soon return to some of their favourite activities at Glen Pine and Dogwood Pavilions.
The City’s two 50-plus facilities will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 8 with a range of preregistered fitness and leisure programs along with specialty clubs and groups.
Similar to other Coquitlam facilities, all access to the Pavilions will require preregistration, and activities have been adapted to ensure safe distancing, hand hygiene, reduced touch points and other health precautions.
The reopening is guided by the City’s reopening framework, based on B.C.’s Restart Plan.
Activities at Coquitlam’s 50-plus Pavilions
Glen Pine and Dogwood Pavilions both offer activities, clubs and support services to Coquitlam adults age 50 and up – including the Meals for Seniors frozen meal program introduced this year (see for information).
Pre-registered activities starting Sept. 8 at Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Court,
 Line dancing, painting, Spanish, ukulele, drawing and Qigong; and
 Activity Groups for members of the 50plus Society including Crafters, Quilters,
Art Group and Leisure Group.
Pre-registered activities at Dogwood Pavilion, 1655 Winslow Ave., will include:
 Line dancing, painting, Spanish, photography and guitar; and
 Activity Groups for members of the 50plus Society including Crafts, Stroke Recovery, Turn Up and Paint, Quilters, Drama, Wii, Friendship Circle, Fantasy Woodcarving, Genealogy, Life Writing, South Asian Group, Ice Skating and Bingo.
More activities may be added over time. Drop-in spaces and on-site food services remain closed.
Program and activity details and registration are available at or by phone at 604-927-4386

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Dogwood and Glen Pine Pavilions opening update 

The City is currently in Phase 2 of its reopening plan for recreation facilities.
This means that programs will be offered outdoors only and will follow the provincial guidelines recommended by the Provincial Health Officer. 
Beginning July 2, the following programs will be offered outdoors:​

  • ​​fitness classes in local parks
  • outdoor pools for lane and recreational swimming
  • day camps for children 

Pavilion staff are working with the outdoor sports activity groups from both Dogwood and Glen Pine who are preparing to start up. Plans are in place and the Parks team is working on allocation of the outdoor amenities. Play should begin for the outdoor activity groups in the next couple of weeks.

Phase 3 includes the reopening of recreation facilities including Dogwood and Glen Pine. There is no firm date yet for Phase 3, however staff are currently planning for that eventuality so that we are ready to go when that happens. Pavilion staff are connecting with activity group leaders to work on plans for the return of activity groups and clubs who have expressed interest. There is much work to be done to determine the best way to ensure that the provincial guidelines are maintained and that the health of all participants is top of mind.

City staff will continue to update the Advisory Boards and Dogwood and Glen Pine members through the Society website and the staff newsletter.

Thank you. 

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Dogwood Pavilion update:

Due to covid 19, the AGM has been postponed until at least Sept, at which time the board will decide a course of action.

At this time we are still compliant with the BC Societies Act, and fully expect to meet our AGM obligations as amended by the Provincial Government.

The Advisory Board has had our first meeting to plan, in conjunction with the Provincial and City guidelines, a safe opening of the Dogwood Pavilion which will include plans for the number of activity groups and participants that will be able to meet within Dogwood Pavilion at any one time.

More updates:

1. The Executive Board has made a $5000 donation on behalf of Dogwood Seniors Society to ‘Share and the Coquitlam Food Bank’ with recommendation that funds go to benefit seniors in the Tri cities.

2. The 50+ Coquitlam slow pitch club will resume play at Town Center in July. Anyone interested in playing on a team can contact:
Barry Lang email:

3. Anyone with a suggestion or question about an activity should call their activity leader.

Please stay tuned for further updates,
Dogwood Senior Society Advisory Board