Dogwood 50 Plus

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Important Update!

*Our Boulevard Café is closed.

*The Tea Garden is open Wednesday and Thursday 9 am – 12 noon – limited seating inside

The Pavilion hours are now:
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 9 am – 4 pm
Closed Sunday

Covid precautions are now in place:

  • All visitors must now be pre-registered for programs or activities prior to attending the Pavilion.
    • Telephone 604-927-4386
    • Coquitlam.ca/signmeup

You can currently do that by phone, online or in person at Dogwood or Glen Pine Pavilion

Everyone entering the building will be required to answer a set of screening questions for Covid 19.  Everyone will also be informed that the expectation is that everyone wear a mask in the common areas of the pavilion  

  • Physical distancing of 2 meters must be maintained
  • 50 people maximum in the building including staff
  • Room capacity depends on room size
  • Hand Sanitizer stations are available at the entry and at other locations in the building. 
  • Frequent hand washing is encouraged.
  • Traffic flow in the building is marked by green arrows on the floor. 
    • Entry only through the main entrance, facing Winslow, all other doors are set on exit only.
    •  exits :
      • north door toward tennis courts
      • east door nearest to the coordinators office
      • west door towards rose garden.
  • There is no loitering in the building and visitors are asked not to arrive more than 5-10 minutes early and leave after their program or activity is concluded

**** As per the Public Health Officer’s Order (currently in place until November 23) there is a temporary restriction on the following activities at Dogwood all fitness groups including yoga, pickleball, table tennis and dance

City Programs currently operating at Dogwood:

  1. Spanish: Beginner, Intermediate, Conversation
  2. Visual Arts: Acrylics, Watercolor, Photography, Drawing, Christmas Centerpieces
  3. Performing Arts: Guitar, Line Dancing (temporarily suspended due to health order)
  4. Movies
    Virtual Programming: Talks and Lectures

Activity Groups currently operating at Dogwood

Art club
HEAR
Ice Skating
In-Line Skating
Snooker
Table Tennis – currently unavailable due to health order
Pickleball – currently unavailable due to health order
Bocce – Season Done

  1. Wii
  2. Friendship circle
  3. Fantasy Woodcarving
  4. Genealogy
  5. South Asian Group
  6. Crafters
  7. Stroke Recovery – currently not meeting due to health order
  8. WHO
  9. Turn up and Paint
  10. Quilters
  11. Drama

Pavilion Passes are not being renewed at this time.  Activity groups are not collecting participation fees


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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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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 http://www.coquitlam.ca/meals for information).
Pre-registered activities starting Sept. 8 at Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Court,
include:
 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
http://www.coquitlam.ca/registration 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:
the.langs@shaw.ca

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