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October 16, 2022
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PGOSA Prevails at Walking Soccer

Congrats to the PGOSA Men's Walking Soccer team who finished first at the Victoria Invitational Walking Soccer Tourney On October 15th.  They went undefeated, finishing  4-0. Way to represent PGOSA and Oceanside, guys!

It was a very hot Indoor Arena and the players got out of their uniforms before a team picture could be taken, but team members were Vladimir Samozvanov , Andrew Dunham, Rob Henry, Harry Hubball, Ed Chen, David Perry and Rob Jonas.

Walking Soccer continues to grow across the Province and offers different skill levels for players. Check it out at and consider doing a drop in at Arbutus Meadows to check it out..

PGOSA General Meeting

Giving everyone advanced notice of the next General Meeting for members – all are invited so mark the date and time on your calendars and plan around it!
Wednesday, November 16th – 7:00 pm at The Bradley Centre in Coombs
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.  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.

First Aid Workshop

Just a reminder that PGOSA will be holding a First Aid workshop on Monday, November 7th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm so we can have trained a couple of members for each activity or sport.  
We would like two people from the major activities trained in Emergency First Aid – they would become designated First Aiders if there was an incident/accident while participating in an activity. 
The workshop will be conducted by a First Alert trainer and covers CPR with and without an AED.

Participants must be referred by their Activity Manager who will forward participant names to course organizer Doug Williams. 
No cost as PGOSA will cover registration and provide a lunch! 

Membership Registration

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.  

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. 

Watch for the announcement in The Chronicle for the opening of 2023 membership renewals.

One can always join PGOSA using the other two methods – mailing or online.  See below!
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 remains $15 until October 1st .As of that date the fee drops to $5. All memberships expire on December 31 of the membership year.

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

Curling at Parksville Curling Rink

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.

Looking for an activity to wear off that Thanksgiving dinner?

PGOSA has an activity for you!
Check out all of the options on our website Contact the Activity Manager for your sport or social activity for more details.
Or are you looking for some social activities to get a break from all that exercise? (Although I am pretty sure that you can be social AND get some exercise at Line Dancing!)

Cards and other Games

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

Other card games are welcome, as is table tennis for anyone wanting some physical exercise.  Chess has also been suggested but so far there haven’t been any takers or participants who would like to play. We have lots of space so the various games can spread out and not bother those who need a quieter atmosphere.
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
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

Friday, October 21 – Google Maps and Google Earth Google Maps is an online service that provides detailed information about geographical regions and sites worldwide. In addition to conventional road maps, Google Maps offers features like directions, route planning and sharing of map locations with others. Google Earth provides very detailed geographical and other data for viewers on a global scale. Attend this free online workshop to learn more so you can begin to access and use Google Maps and Google Earth with more confidence.

Friday, October 28 – Android Basics and Features
If you have a phone or tablet running on the Android operating system but you’re not confident on how to use it effectively to do things like texting, email or listening to music, this workshop will be helpful to you. Learn the basics of getting the most out of the core functions on your Android phone or tablet and get further information and resources to continue learning more on your own.

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