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June 1, 2022
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PGOSA Board of Directors - Secretary Position Filled

A great big Thank You to Wendy Shaw who is stepping up to become Secretary, a position on the Board of Directors…..much appreciated! 
You may know Wendy as one of the intrepid leaders of the Friday Social Hikers. 

We still are looking for more members to serve on the Board and provide leadership, organization for our 900 members!  Give it some thought and reply to the Chronicle if you have some skills and or time to give to the organization!

Membership Registration  / Social Mornings

We will continue membership registration and social coffee/tea,  weather permitting, at the picnic shelter in the Parksville Community park every Friday morning – 9:30 to 11:30 am. 

Friday slo-pitch players who play the first game are welcome to drop by and have a coffee after your game wraps up.

PGOSA membership is available as well as a knowledgeable person regarding our activities and events, so if you have questions regarding participation drop by and chat with the representative – they will point you in the direction you need to go to get involved.

Too many of our members are “arm chair participants” who enjoy reading the Chronicle but they should be actively involved in an activity! 
See you for coffee on Fridays if it isn’t raining!

Here's how to get your PGOSA Membership

In Person
The PGOSA Table is now at Parksville Community Park on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30. (weather permitting.)

Coffee/treats will be available for a nominal fee of $1.00.  Come on out, socialize and even play some horseshoes or bocce. Watch and cheer on the PGOSAns playing slo-pitch ball in the Friday morning league.

Check the calendar to confirm dates and times.
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. All memberships expire on December 31 of the membership year.

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

PGOSA Pancake Breakfast - Round 2

The Pancake Breakfast in May was well attended, so we've booked another one!  This one will be on Friday, June 17.

When: 10 to 11:30 am, Friday, June 17
Where: Parksville Community Park Picnic Shelter
What:  Pancakes, Sausages, Coffee, Tea, Juice and Good Times!
Cost: only $5!

Can you help serving up those delicious pancakes and sausages?

Contact Doug Williams ( or 250-947-9230) to let him know how you can help on May 20.

PGOSA is pleased to announce the addition of another new Friend of PGOSA!

PGOSA paddlers are fortunate to have the support of another paddle shop:
Seaward Kayaks in Chemainus has agreed to give a 10% discount to PGOSA members. The 10% discount applies to everything in their store that is not already discounted. This may change as they run into supply chain issues. If there are items that are difficult to get and they only have small amounts, they will let you know. They have an online store, so you can browse what they have available.

Valhalla Pure Outfitters – Turner Rd, Nanaimo 
 The 10% discount is intended for members personal use only  (Not family /friends or gifts). The discount cannot be used on Kayaks, SUPs or Canoes and the discount is off retail price, not sale items.
Comox Valley Kayaks – Cliffe Rd, Courtenay
10% discount will be applied to your purchase.

Sealegs Kayaks – Transfer Beach, Ladysmith 
 10% discount on Kayak Rentals

The usual terms and conditions apply:  you must show your card before booking or paying. Does not apply to items on sale.

Games Afternoon

Our Wednesday Games afternoon at Bradley Center wrapped up last Wednesday but will restart after the summer in September.  If you have ideas to include – more or different games,  please email Jim and we can advertise what is suggested come September.  There are two rooms, lots of space to spread out, so we can accommodate a variety of “GAMES”.    We have a great social time as well challenge our brains with some mental stimulation!  See you in September.  Jim (
Need help with your computer technology questions? The Technology Learning Centre (TLC) is a FREE community service that assists seniors in the Oceanside community with their laptop, desktop, smart phones  and tablet computers. Book a time to see us at our Parksville classroom to get one -on-one help with your computer devices or sign up for one of our FREE technology workshops! Phone 250-947-8258

Check out the full list of June courses: (calendar)
  • Friday, June 3– ClickLaw and KnowBC
  • Friday, June 10 QR codes and how to use them
  • Friday, June 17 Apple iWork Free office tools for iPad/iPhone/MacOS
NOTE: The Technology Learning Centre will be closed for summer break after June 17th and will not resume operations until September 2022.

PGOSA Indoor Pickleball – Fall/Winter 2022/23

Volunteer Needed ASAP
Pickleball Activity Manager for the Fall and Winter Indoor Season.

All you really need is:
  • A Love for the sport of Pickleball,
  • A little spare time on your hands, and
  • A wee bit of computer skills!
Send Velma an email to connect, and let's talk.

In Memory of Denny Bohmer

We are saddened to announce the passing of long time PGOSA member Denny Bohmer.  We extend our sincere condolences to Denny's wife, extended family, and friends.

Tragically, Denny had a massive brain bleed earlier in May and died instantly.  Susan has asked that we help pass on the news to Denny's PGOSA family. 


Although, wearing masks in indoor activities or  events is no longer mandatory in our province/community, PGOSANS can decide for themselves what they are comfortable with:  Masks – On or Off. 

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). And now furniture too!

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
  • Up Your Media  - 10% discount 
  • Oceanside Building Learning Together Society - free computer workshops and one on one computer training
Financial and Legal Services
Health, Fitness and Sports
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