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Annual Plant Sale

The 2021 Dogwood Garden Club plant sale fund raiser will take place on Saturday, June 12, from 10 am to 3 pm. Please go here for details:

Annual Plant Sale – Dogwood Garden Club
Margaret Manery,

Our proceeds provide for demonstration workshops, horticulture scholarships, guest speakers, field trips, and the community patio garden.

Thank you to all the members who contribute their time and plants to make our plant sales a huge success.

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Dogwood Society Activity Group Leaders and their contact information.

DANCE ……………………..Leonel Jackson               604-931-6683

BOOK CLUB……………..Jean Hammer                   604-939-5777         No email

DRAMA………………….. Nancy Golabiewski          604-945-4704

GENEALOGY …………..Chris Longley                    604-942-7918         

HYMN SING CLUB……Marilyn Pankratz           604-461-0915

LIFE WRITING………….Cec Coristine                   604-492-4923

PHOTOGRAPHY……….Bev Bogdanow                 604-842-4179     

ROAMERS…………………Bruce Kendrik                  604-469-2007

SONGSTERS……………..Jan Moller                         778-941-0788

SOUTH EAST ASIA……Harjit Niijar                      778-997-6171

RED HATS…………………Cecilia Haynes                  604-522-6574

ROLLER SKATING……….Ron Bradbeer         604 597 8978

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City PROGRAMS currently being offered at Dogwood Pavilion:

Due to Provincial health restrictions the recreational activities normally promoted on this site have been paused until the restrictions are lifted by the Public Health Officer.
At this time, the Dogwood Seniors Society is undertaking a review of the website content and structure. Our goal is to make the website reflective of the Dogwood Senior Society, the activities we support, information that our members need to attend activities such as contact information for Activity leaders, costs etc.
These changes will take place over the next months and members are asked for patience and feedback to the Board on the changes as we move forward.
For your consideration there are City Programs being offered either that you might consider. Please check out the list of Programs provided at Dogwood. Please check them out and stay safe, positive and kind during this difficult time.

City PROGRAMS currently being offered at Dogwood Pavilion:
In Person Programs

·         Drop-In Skating

·         Drop-In Swimming

·         Drop-In Weight Room

·         Fitness Classes including:

o   Fit 360

o   Body Toning

o   Outdoor Cycling

o   Yoga

o   Gentle Impact 4 Healthy Bones

o   Low Impact

o   Eccentrics

o   Pilates

o   Chair Yoga

Virtual Programs

·         Drawing

·         Acrylics Painting

·         Guitar

·         Ukulele

·         Digital Photography

·         Line Dancing

·         Spanish Classes

·         Variety of Talks & Lectures

·         Fitness Classes Including:

o   Low Impact

o   HIIT

o   Latin dance

o   Pilates

o   Fit 360

o   Yoga

Other Services

·         Meals for Seniors

·         Income Tax Returns

***At the moment, due to the Public Health Order, the ACTIVITIES have been suspended.

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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

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
Ice Skating
In-Line Skating
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