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Seniors' Arts & Cultural Society
Southeast Vancouver Seniors' Arts & Cultural Society (SVSACS) is a group of dedicated individuals working to have a seniors' centre built in southeast Vancouver. The centre would house various arts and cultural activities for seniors, serving as a meeting and gathering place for older adults of all ethnic backgrounds. There is currently no seniors centre in all of southeast Van!
The number of seniors (55 and over) living in the Victoria-Fraserview/Killarney (VFK) has been growing faster than in all other areas of Vancouver. In 2006 there were 15,000 seniors in VFK. That number is expected to increase by 21 per cent (3,100) by 2021.
B.C. Government commits funds for new Seniors Centre
The government of B.C. has committed to funding $1.3 million toward a new seniors' centre in Southeast Vancouver, an area that will get maximum benefit from this community resource, announced Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Bill Bennett
B.C. Government News Release, April 15, 2013
SVSACS Arts & Culture Events
SVSACS also promotes arts and culture for seniors by helping organize bus trips to local attractions and hosting monthly coffee houses featuring free movies.
Join us every month for our FREE Feature Movie!
On the 1st Wednesday of each month, make new friends over an afternoon of film with coffee, tea, nibbles and most importantly Good Company! Bring your friends.
Life of Pi (2012)
Directed by: Ang Lee
Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan & Adil Hussain
Wednesday, June 5, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)
In Canada, a writer visits the Indian storyteller Pi Patel and asks him to tell his life story. Pi tells the story of his childhood in Pondicherry, India, and the origin of his nickname. One day, his father, a zoo owner, explains that the municipality is no longer supporting the zoo and he has hence decided to move to Canada, where the animals the family owns would also be sold. They board on a Japanese cargo ship with the animals and out of the blue, there is a storm, followed by a shipwrecking. Pi survives in a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a male Bengal tiger nicknamed Richard Parker. They are adrift in the Pacific Ocean, with aggressive hyena and Rickard Parker getting hungry. Pi needs to find a way to survive
June's movie includes a free light lunch at 12 noon for the first 30 seniors who make a reservation. In order to attend, you must make a reservation by calling 604-718-6575, starting May 22.
We need your help!
Here are some of the ways you can help us get a much-needed seniors' centre in southeast Vancouver:
Get informed. Inform others
Read our Seniors' Centre Funding Proposal, and check out all our supporting documents:
Talk to your elected officials
Call and write to your Member of Parliament, your MLA, and the Vancouver Park Board right now! Tell them you strongly support our cause. Demand that our elected Federal, Provincial and City of Vancouver Representatives work together to address the dire need for a place for seniors in southeast Vancouver. Get your friends to do the same. With your voices we can make it happen! For names and contact information of government representatives for your community, click on the links below:
Donate to SVSACS with PayPal!
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2012 Community Achievement Awards