Senior’s Activities

Jun 19 -

Please note, all events listed below are subject to change. Please contact each event organizer for more information.  
Please consult the following event webpages for up-to-date events:

UPCOMING EVENTS:
(updated June 19, 2017)

Smithers Art Gallery  http://smithersart.org/
Central Park Building, corner of Highway 16 & Main Street, Smithers, BC
• Exhibits
• Workshops & Classes

Bulkley Valley Museum  http://bvmuseum.com/
Central Park Building, corner of Highway 16 & Main Street, Smithers, BC
• Exhibits

Duplicate Bridge
Pioneer Activity Centre, 4018 Mountainview Drive, Smithers, BC
• Mondays, 7-11 pm, partner required

Ground 2 Griddle Neighbourhood Kitchen
St. James Anglican Church Hall, 1636 Princess Street, Smithers, BC
• Tuesdays, 9:30am – 1pm
• Free
• Contact: Smithers Community Services Association: informaleducator@scsa.ca

Smithers Tai Chi Players
Dance Studio at the Central Park Building, 1425 Main Street, Smithers, BC
• Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. to noon
• Thursdays, 7:20-8:45 p.m.
• Learn Yang Style Tai Chi and Gigong
• Contact: Smithers Tai Chi Players, email: smitherstaichi@gmail.com or phone: 250-847-5091

Smithers Bowl http://smithersbowl.ca/leagues.asp?Page=Leagues 
3772 Alfred Avenue, Smithers, BC
• CLUB 55+ LEAGUES $9.50/ person - 3 games
• Mondays  12:30pm to 2:30pm
• Tuesdays 1:00pm to 3:30pm
• Thursdays 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Contact Information: Phone: 250-847-9840

Casual Bridge
Pioneer Activity Centre, 4018 Mountainview Drive, Smithers, BC
• Thursdays, 1-3pm, no partner required

Smithers Curling Centre
Smithers Curling Rink, Fourth Avenue, Smithers, BC
• Contact: phone: 250-847-8772 or 250-847-9729

Seniors Line Dancing
Pioneer Place Seniors Activity Centre, 3965 Pioneer Place, Smithers, BC
• Thursdays, 10am
• Contact: Shirley 250-847-2528 or Justina 250-847-2591

Bingo
http://calendarnorth.com/events/thursday-night-bingo
Old Church (corner of First Avenue and King Street), Smithers, BC
• The Northern Saddle club will be holding bingo every second week starting Tuesday October 13, 2015
• 7-8 pm
• Contact: Geri Brown, email: toosbrown@hotmail.com or phone: 250-847-3233

 

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Smithers New Arena

http://www.smithers.ca/residents/recreation-parks-culture/civic-centre-arena
4206 Third Avenue, Smithers, BC

Scheduled Events:
• Public Skating
• Hockey

Indoor Walking Area:
Indoor walking area located in the Smithers New Arena around the arena boards, includes no stairs and padded surface. Free of charge and open to all members of the public, during normal operating hours. Public access not available during ice maintenance times, please consult the Arena Schedule.

Contact: Town of Smithers
Phone: 250-847-1600

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Adult Day Activity Program, Home and Community Care - Northern Health

http://www.northernhealth.ca     
3668 11th Avenue, Smithers, BC
An adult orientated program offering exercise, meals, health assessment, socialization and respite for caregivers.

Contact:
Smithers Home and Community Care Office
Phone: 250-847-6234

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Smithers Senior Citizens Association, Branch 21

Providing activities for seniors in the Bulkley Valley.

4018 Mountainview Drive
Box 4143 Smithers
V0J 2N0 Canada

Contact Person: Nancy deVries, President
Phone: 250.847.2724
Email: npdevries@bulkley.net
 

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BV Regional Pool and Recreation Centre 

http://bvpool.com/
1316 Toronto Street, Smithers, BC

Programs include:
• Fitness Room
• Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna
• Courts
• Aquafit

Contact Information:
Phone: 250-847-4244

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Smithers Public Library

http://smithers.bclibrary.ca
3817 Alfred Avenue, Smithers, BC

The library offers a wide range of services, from lending books, DVDs, magazines, audio books, and music CDs to offering free programming for seniors. Through the library website members have access to thousands of newspapers, magazines, research materials, and downloadable audio books, 24 hours a day.

Contact Information:
Email: contact@smitherslibrary.ca
Phone: 250-847-3043

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Smithers and District Transit

http://www.scsa.ca/programs/other-services/smithers-and-district-transit/ 
3815 Railway Avenue, Smithers, BC

Smithers Transit offers a bus route and a door-to-door transportation service to the general public. The bus is a specially designed vehicle that offers full accessibility to those passengers with mobility difficulties and comes equipped with a wheelchair lift.

Contact: Mike Wyllie
Email: smithers.transit@scsa.ca
Phone: 250 847 4993

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Northern Health Connections

https://nhconnections.ca/
Northern Health Connections is an affordable travel service for patients needing to travel for out-of-town medical appointments in northern B.C. and Vancouver.
• Contact: 1-888-647-4997

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Health Information Hub

1070 Main Street, Smithers

Operation Hours:
• Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:30am to 2:30pm.

Volunteers provide information regarding local health resources and help with navigating our health care system.

Contact Information:
Email: smithershealthinformationhub@yahoo.ca.
Phone: 250-877-4424

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Health Information

• Northern Health Authority https://northernhealth.ca/Home.aspx
• Community Health Information Portal https://chip.northernhealth.ca/

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Province of British Columbia

• Seniors BC http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/seniors
• Health Link BC http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/

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Elder College

http://www.nwcc.bc.ca   
3966 Second Avenue, Smithers

"Seniors Active in Learning" courses for 50 years old and up.

Contact:  phone: 250 847 4461

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St. James Soup Kitchen

1636 Princess Street, Smithers, BC

The kitchen provides a nutritious meal, fellowship and friendship to all in a safe family environment. 

Contact:
Phone: 250-847-5626

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Meals on Wheels

Available Monday to Friday at noon, within Smithers town limits. $5.00 per meal. Program coordinated and meals delivered by volunteers.

Contact Information:
Phone: 250-847-2528

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Royal Canadian Legion – Smithers Branch 63

http://www.smitherslegion.ca/
3840 1st Avenue, Smithers, BC

Regularly Scheduled Events:
• Monday - Darts
• Wednesday - Drop-in Darts
• Thursday - Crib
• Friday - Burger Night/Meat Draw
• Saturday - Meat Draw/Pool Tournament

Contact Information:
Email: rclb63@telus.net
Phone: 250-847-5082

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The Salvation Army

1065 Main Street, Smithers, BC

Services offered include:
• Thrift Store - Monday to Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
• Drop-in Centre - Wednesday to Friday, 10:00am to 2:00pm
• Food Bank - Wednesday by appointment
• Main Street Christian Fellowship – Sunday, 10:30am

Contact: Rick Apperson
Email: rick_apperson@can.salvationarmy.org
Phone: 250.847.1501

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Smithers Community Policing Office

3772B First Avenue

Programs include: 
• Block Watch
• Crimestoppers
• Property Identification
• Volunteer Recognition Program
• Seniors "Wandering Registry"
• Lock It or Lose It
• Court Watch
• Citizens on Patrol

The Community Policing Officer has provided information sessions to the public on request including:  Seniors Safety, Home security, Loss Prevention, Drug Identification and Awareness, Pedestrian/cyclist safety, PARTY program, Internet security and fraud, Anti bullying and Stranger Danger.

Contact: Matt Davey, Prevention and Community Safety Officer
Email: smithers_cpo@live.ca
Phone: 250-847-6197

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Smithers Community Services Association

http://www.scsa.ca
3815B Railway Avenue, Smithers, BC

Smithers Community Services is dedicated to the provision of services that enhance the quality of life and promote equal opportunity for all people within our community.

Contact Information:
Email: general@scsa.ca
Phone: 250-847-9515

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The Meadows

http://www.scsa.ca/programs/housing/the-meadows 

The Meadows has 14 single bedroom units that are all self contained and wheelchair accessible. Two units are specifically designated as handicapped and have modifications to accommodate someone in a wheelchair.

The Smithers Community Services manages the building, and the provision of hospitality services which include social and recreation activities, meals, emergency response service, and housekeeping and laundry.

Northern Health Authority is responsible for the personal care aspect of the program, and BC Housing provides funding, monitoring of the society, and standards of care.

Contact: Valerie Smith, Site Manager
Email: meadows@scsa.ca
Phone: 250-847-8884 Fax: 250-847-8872

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Telkwa Seniors' Society (Young at Heart Club)

http://www.telkwa.com/live/seniors
Telkwa Senior’s Activity Centre at 1379 Birch Street
For further information, please call (250) 846-9093, or the Activity Centre at (250) 846-5554

Regularly Scheduled Activities
• Carpet Bowling - Mondays from 1:30-3:30 pm
• Exercise Class - Monday Evenings at 7:30 pm
• Sip & Stitch - Wednesdays from 11 am - 4pm
• Bingo - December January and February  - 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm
• Bingo - The rest of the months - 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 7:00 pm
• Darts - Thursday from 10:00 am - Noon

Special Events
• Pancake Breakfast - 1st Saturday of each month from 8am-11am
• Pot Luck Dinner  - 3rd Friday of each month (except July and August  beginning at 6:00 pm

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Telkwa Seniors Housing Society - Manager of Telkwa House

http://www.smitherscommunitydirectory.com/directory/telkwa-seniors-housing-society-manager-of-telkwa-house
1540-1554 First Avenue, Telkwa, BC

'Telkwa House' is an 8 unit complex located on the bench in Telkwa providing accommodation for Seniors (55 plus) and persons with disabilities.

Contact: Janet McDivitt
Phone: 250-846-9093 (contact's home phone)


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