Edition: SeniorsBC Volume 5 Issue 10
Volume 5/ Issue 10/ October 2014
Welcome to the e-Newsletter
Inside this issue
- Message from Parliamentary Secretary Michelle Stilwell
- 2014 BC Seniors Games: Everyone Wins!
- Age-friendly Planning and Project Grants
- Eight More Age-friendly Recognized Communities in B.C.
- Women’s History Month: Profiles of BC Community Achievers
- Accessibility 2024
- Elder and Youth Legacy Program
- Cabbage Rolls Deconstructed
2014 BC Seniors Games: Everyone Wins!
The community of Langley hosted this year’s BC Seniors Games from September 9 to 13, 2014. The 2014 Games were the biggest yet, attracting nearly 4,000 athletes aged 55+ who competed in 25 different events, as well as spectators and volunteers from across the province. Read more.
Women’s History Month: Profiles of BC Community Achievers
Each October is Women’s History Month in Canada, a time to celebrate and promote awareness of the valuable contributions that girls and women of all ages have made throughout our country’s history—and continue to make today. Read more.
Message from Parliamentary Secretary Michelle StilwellOctober continues to a busy month for older adults in B.C. October 1 was International Day of Older Persons as well as National Seniors Day here in Canada. The theme for the international date was ‘Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All.’ Read more.
Age-friendly Planning and Project Grants
The Province of B.C. and the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) recently announced funding of $500,000 for the 2015 Age-friendly Community Planning and Project Grant program to help B.C. communities support the needs of older residents. Read more.
Eight More Age-friendly Recognized Communities in B.C.
Elder and Youth Legacy Program
Through the Elder and Youth Legacy Program, Aboriginal arts organizations may apply for funding for projects that give Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) Elders opportunities to work with youth and pass on their legacy of artistic practice to the next generation. Read more.