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November 15, 2022
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PGOSA General Meeting
Wednesday, November 16th – 7:00 pm
The Bradley Centre, 975 Shearme Rd, Coombs, BC

Minutes from the Annual General Meeting held April 20, 2022
Notice of Motion

Proposed policy and bylaw changes will be discussed – see the agenda for specifics. Current Policies and Bylaws are available here.

General Meetings are where the PGOSA Board of Directors conduct their organizational business in public.  Members can pose questions or concerns and can comment on business being discussed. If needed, Motions from the floor can be made and voted on. 

Refreshments – Tea, Decaf coffee and water will be available along with some treats.  Looking forward to seeing you there!
Organizations are dynamic, fluid and always changing depending upon their leadership and the wishes of their members.  Don’t be a bystander – get Involved and be part of the leadership who leads and guides PGOSA.  New ideas, new blood, new activities are possible but it takes someone with some drive to get things going!  Be that person who sparks new activities or provides support at the Board level for PGOSA activities.

PGOSA Speaker Series - via ZOOM

Online workshop - Internet privacy & security for seniors

Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 10AM - 11AM

Learn more about the most common ways that seniors are targeted online and get help and advice with protecting your privacy in this free online workshop and support session. Register for this workshop by email  You can also phone to register by leaving a message with your contact information at 250-947-8258.
You will receive an email invitation to join the online workshop on the morning of November 23, 2022.

Social Committee

Director Jim Powell will soon be establishing a Social Committee to help the current Board plan and organize a social event or two.  Now that COVID restrictions have lessened, it is time to get back some of the seasonal social events that PGOSAS had for members.

A few who indicated Social Activities as an area of interest on their registration form have been contacted and will be meeting soon to start the planning process.  If not contacted and interested in assisting the committee please contact Jim.

Remembrance Day Services

Thanks to three of our members – Randy White (Parksville Legion), Deborah MacKenzie and her father (Qualicum Beach Legion) and Rodney Arnold (Bowser Legion), PGOSA was represented and Remembrance Wreaths were laid at the community services on Nov. 11th – Remembrance Day. 

Hopefully all of you took some time on the holiday to be grateful and thankful for the service of Canadian soldiers during the wars or conflicts of the last century.    We live in a wonderful country, thanks to the armed forces who fought for our freedom!  Don’t ever forget the sacrifices so  many made so we can enjoy every day in paradise!

Membership Price Drop

The price of 2022 membership is now $5.00, as of October 1st. The membership is valid for the remainder of the calendar year, until December 31, 2022. 

2023 Memberships Available as of November 1

One can always join PGOSA using one of three methods – in person, by mail or online.  See below!
In Person. Registration for PGOSA membership is now at Oceanside Place Arena in the front lobby, just beside the entrance door. We are now there every Wednesday morning – 9:30 to 11:00 am. There may be periodic cancellations due to other events at the Arena. Check the PGOSA calendar.  

Online membership application now available here and is always open.  Your PGOSA membership card will be emailed to you for you to print and keep in your wallet or save and display on your smartphone. Or have it mailed to you.  You can order your PGOSA name badge at the same time.

Mail-in. Download the membership form from our website, fill it in, print it off, sign it, and mail it to us with payment and a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Mail to PGOSA, P.O. Box 957, Parksville, V9P 2G9. 
Your membership card will be mailed to you in the envelope you provide.

The membership fee for 2022 is now $5.
All memberships expire on December 31 of the membership year. Check your card to see your membership year.

Use your Membership…..Get involved!  Hopefully you didn’t join PGOSA to be a bystander!

PGOSA Curling is Looking for Spares

Curling on PGOSA COED recreational teams has started this fall, with play on Thursday mornings from 11:15 to 1:15 pm at the Parksville Curling Club in Parksville Community Park. 

We are full for regular league  players but spares always needed. If you are a curler and would like to play a few games, email Jim Powell ( to get on the spare list. 

The shorter winter league begins in January and runs for 8 weeks during January and February.  Contact Jim Powell ( if you would like to curl during the two winter months as some of our regular curlers head south and openings become available.

Cards and other Games

Join us for Wednesday afternoon Games Day. Popular games are Cribbage and Mexican Train (a dominos type game). 

Coffee and treats are served so the afternoon becomes an enjoyable social time.

Location:  The Studio at the Bradley Center
Days:  2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month - November 23rd, December 14th.
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Fee: $2.00 drop in fee and membership at Bradley Center - $5.00 per year for an annual membership
No advance registration required.
Questions, or for more information, contact Jim.

Upcoming Technology Training for Senior Adults - via ZOOM

FREE Online Technology Workshops via Zoom Fridays at 9:30AM

Friday, November 18 – Windows 10 Security & Protection How secure is Windows 10? Do I need to look at purchasing additional anti-virus and malware tools to keep my Windows 10 computer secure and protected? What is VPN and do I need it in Windows 10? We will look at answering these questions for you and will investigate recommended privacy settings within Windows 10 itself that may help put your mind at ease.

Friday, November 25 – What’s New with iPhone and iPad in 2022
Every autumn Apple releases new versions of software for iPhones and iPads. In addition, Apple also offers several different on-line services like Apple Music, Apple TV and iCloud Drive. These changes and updates can be confusing or bewildering. Join us for a look at what is new from Apple in 2022. We’ll investigate the what, how and why you would want to upgrade your existing devices; and how and why you might want to take advantage of Apple's on-line services for a more enjoyable digital experience.

View and register for workshops online at or phone 250-947-8258 and leave your contact information.

Welcome to a new Friend of PGOSA

Advanced Health and Sports Clinic

The Clinic is located at 5 - 100 Lombardy Street in Parksville

Advanced Health and Sports Clinic Physiotherapy provides the following discounts to all members (don't forget to show your membership card):
  • 10% discount on exercise equipment (bands, pulleys, ankle weights etc) 
  • $5.00 discount off all initial assessments for members
  • "front-of-the-line" access to urgent-care treatment blocks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Contact the clinic directly to book.

Special Olympics BC

The list of Friends of PGOSA is growing!
They include restaurants, car maintenance and repair service, computer training, banking, veterinary services, and bicycles (and bike gear). 

Remember to show your card. Most offers may not be combined with other coupons or discounts. Check the PGOSA Friends page for terms and conditions. 
Animal Care
Cars, Trucks and Bicycles
Computers and Media
Financial and Legal Services
Health, Fitness and Sports
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