The heat has arrived with August here. The 1st of the month will be a bit quiet with it being a statutory holiday for BC Day. Hopefully family is able to come in and enjoy a stroll in the courtyard with their loved ones that day. We will be waiting till August 5th to hold our BC Day Celebration with Pancho & Sal outside if the weather cooperates. Ice cold lemonade and treats will be served, while we play along with this Spanish inspired band that lets the resident join in with maracas and shakers.
Let the games begin! August’s theme week will be the Summer Olympics from August 7th to the 13th. Medals will be awarded to best players at our HC Summer Games, Quindim, a Brazilian dessert will be baked, and many fun facts and trivia about the Olympics and Rio will be shared. Join us to watch the opening and closing ceremonies or any of the other big events we plan to watch in between recreation programs.
The first two bus trips this month are inspired by the Olympics. We will start the first Wednesday of the month with a scenic trip to the Olympic village. We will look out for the giant sparrow sculptures and take a break by the water. The following trip will be a lunch outing to White Spot in Richmond, stopping by the Olympic Oval on the way. It is a lovely drive along the water to the impressive $178 million dollar building. The last two bus trips of the month will go on scenic trips to Burnaby Mountain for its breath taking views and a stroll in the rose garden. Ending the month with a drive to Lafarge Lake where we can stop to watch the ducks and eat ice cream.
This time of year many family’s pack up the car and go camping. Mehri and Maj plan to bring that experience to the residents with Camp Day and S’mores. We will pitch the tent, set the (artificial) fire, and reminisce with stories and campfire songs. Of course the best part is the food you get to cook on the fire, so s’mores will be shared. It will be a nice touch with all the pictures of the red cedars now up in the 2nd floor dining room to go with the days theme. Camp Day and S’mores is scheduled for August 24th on the 2nd floor and August 25th.for the 1st floor.
As always, family and friends are welcome to join in for any of our special events and socials. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like a seat saved with your loved one.
Wishing you all a great August,
Jessica Lemire, Recreation & Volunteer Manager