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Stories of Southeast Vancouver Stories of Southeast Vancouver

A compilation of writing by seniors from the neighbourhoods of Champlain Heights, Victoria Drive, Fraserview and Killarney. Their stories exemplify the pride we all have in our lively and dynamic communities, and voice the challenges and loneliness newcomers often face. To order your copy,
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SVSACS 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!
Come each month and make new friends over an afternoon of film with coffee, tea, nibbles and — most importantly — Good Company! Bring your friends.

Driving Miss Daisy (1990)
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykroyd.
November 26, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Driving Miss Daisy" is a film of great love and patience, telling a story that takes 25 years to unfold, exploring its characters as few films take the time to do. By the end of the film, we have traveled a long way with the two most important people in it — Miss Daisy Werthan, a proud old Southern lady, and Hoke Colburn, her chauffeur — and we have developed a real stake in their feelings.

The movie spans a quarter century in the lives of its two characters, from 1948, when Miss Daisy's son decides it is time she stop driving herself and employ a chauffeur, to 1973, when two old people acknowledge the bond that has grown up between them. Winner of 4 Academy Awards including Best Actress (Jessica Tandy) and Best Picture (1990).

On Golden Pond (1981)
Directed by: Mark Rydell
Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda,
Jane Fonda
Friday, October 29, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage. This summer their daughter Chelsea — whom they haven't seen for years — feels she must be there for Norman's birthday. She and her fiance are on their way to Europe the next day but will be back in a couple of weeks to pick up the fiance's son. When she returns Chelsea is married and her stepson has the relationship with her father that she always wanted. Will father and daughter be able to communicate at last?

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Directed by: Jon Avnet
Starring: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy,
Mary-Louise Parker, Mary Stuart Masterson
Friday, September 24, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

"The secret of life? The secret's in the sauce."
An unhappy, middle-aged housewife (Evelyn) befriends Ninny, an elderly woman in a nursing home in the 1980s. Evelyn is enthralled by Ninny's tales about a Depression-era friendship between two women — Ruth and Idgie — and the murder of Ruth's abusive husband… (A comedy/drama based on Fannie Flagg's novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.)

Umar A Karan Razdan film. 2006
Music: Shamir Tandon (subtitles)
Part I: Tuesday, July 20, 12:30 p.m.
Part II: Tuesday, July 27, 12:30 p.m.
At the Sunset Community Centre

"It's never too late to fight for a cause."
A story about three senior citizens living with their families in London who are all badly treated by their children. All three are feeling abused, when they meet Shashank who wins their hearts treating the older men with affection and respect…

Secondhand Lions ()
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
Friday, June 25 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

The extraordinary true story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an NFL football star.
PDF Poster: lions-poster.pdf

  • Friday, May 28 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.) – The Blind Side
  • Friday, April 30 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.) – The Proposal

The Young Victoria (2009)
Directed by:
Staring: Emily Blunt
Friday, March 26, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)
(PDF Poster: youngvictoria.pdf)

Mamma Mia! (2008)
Directed by:
Starring: Meryl Streep & Peirce Brosnan

Other 2010 Seniors Events

  • Free Legal Workshops & Consultations
    Wednesdays, September 15 & 22
    workshops: 1 to 1:45 p.m.
    consultations: 2 to 4 p.m.
    Sunset Community Centre,
    6810 Main Street (at E. 53 Avenue)
    To register, call: 604-718-6505
  • Seniors' Housing Issues Discussion
    With guest: Gail Harner, COSCO
    Wednesday, September 15, 7 p.m.
    Sunset Community Centre,
    6810 Main Street (at E. 53 Avenue)
  • Oktoberfest (Admission: $5)
    Friday, October 1, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
    Champlain Heights Community Centre,
    3350 Maquinna Drive
    Bratwurst, sauerkraut, dumplings & a pint of German ale. Music & dancing too!
  • Seniors' Trip to Victoria (Cost: $40)
    Tuesday, October 5. Departs 7:15 a.m.
    From South Vancouver Neighbourhood House,
    6470 Victoria Drive
    For information, call Mary King at: 604-324-3670
  • Seniors Flu Clinic
    Wednesday, November 3, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    Champlain Heights Community Centre,
    3350 Maquinna Drive
  • Seniors High Tea (Cost: $5)
    Saturday, November 6, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
    Champlain Heights Community Centre,
    3350 Maquinna Drive
    Finger sandwiches, tea, music and talk…

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