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August 31, 2022
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As we wind down summer hopefully PGOSAns are gearing up for some fall activities. It has been a wonderful summer, weather wise, so hopefully everyone has enjoyed the warm or hot summer and got out to enjoy our wilderness, beaches, or parks! Soon we will be complaining about the rain and cooler weather so take advantage of the never-ending warm summer rays. Soon it will change and we will be indoors wondering where the sunshine went.
Always looking for members to step up and get involved in leadership – managing activities, organizing social events for the organization, or assisting when cries for help go out!

Attrition has taken some of the long acting activity managers, so we are looking for members to take over running a few activitiesBadminton, Carpet Bowling, and Five Pin Bowling. If you have an interest or expertise in one of these sports please let us know by replying to the Chronicle. A Board member will contact you and discuss how to get the activity rejuvenated!
Get involved this fall – remember – “People do not cease to play because they grow old; they grow old because they cease to play” 

Membership Registration  / Social Mornings

This Friday, September 2nd is the last coffee and registration opportunity at Parksville Community Park for this summer – 9:30 to 11:30 am.

Although attendee numbers have been low, those who have attended have enjoyed the social time and meeting other members. In September registration moves back to Wembley Mall at the Oceanside Place Arena in the front lobby. Registration days will be Wednesdays – September 14th and 28th from 9:30 to 11:00 am. This is for new members only as we are not starting renewals for 2023 until November.  Watch the calendar for more dates which will be scheduled soon.
Member numbers are approximately 950 – a solid number putting us on track for our projected number of 1000 by year’s end. As of October 1st, membership becomes $5.00 for the remainder of the calendar year – to December 31st. 

Curling at Parksville Curling Rink

Curling on PGOSA COED recreational teams will continue this fall, starting on Thursday, October 6 from 11:15 to 1:15 pm. 
Any new participants need to register by contacting the league coordinator, Jim Powell, at 250-248-8341 or email:
In addition to expressing your interest in playing in the PGOSA league, state your experience – new or beginner, intermediate, or experienced – and the position you would like to play.  Teams are formed by the league. We do try to create balanced teams by playing ability and male/female members.  You can request to play with a spouse or partner.
Beginners will be requested to attend lessons on the previous two Thursdays, September 22 and 29, so the sport can be introduced to you in a safe and supportive manner.  Previous experience is not needed, but a moderate level of athleticism is necessary as sweeping and rock delivery takes effort and basic coordination.
If previous PGOSA curlers have not heard from Jim, PGOSA curling coordinator, please email him to let him know that you are interested in curling again this fall. He will contact you and give you more information.
Looking forward to another enjoyable season and lots of exercise sweeping those rocks!

Line Dancing is back this fall

Join instructor Carol Ross for a fun time of line dancing this fall.  All sessions are 14 weeks long.
Location: The Bradley Centre
Fee: $5 Bradley Centre membership + activity fee of $30.
: Starting September 6
     Time: 10:30 - noon
Experienced Dancers:
     Dates: Starting September 8
     Time: 10:30 - noon


Volleyball is back at the Arrowsmith Agricultural Center! "We are a fun bunch just out for laughs and some exercise."
Location: Arrowsmith Agricultural Centre, Combs
Starts: Monday,  September 12
Days: Monday and Wednesday 
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Fee: drop-in fee $5.

PGOSA Indoor Pickleball for Fall/Winter 2022/2023

Location: Oceanside Elementary School
Dates: Wednesday, October 5th, through to December 14th
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $5 per session
Nets and balls provided.
Sign up via Sign Up link provided via email
Note: Beginners Lessons available at  RDN Recreation 
Contact:  Velma Sproul

Cards and Other Games

Cards and other Games

This activity is starting for the fall and winter months at the end of September at the Bradley Center in Coombs. 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
Starts: Wednesday, September 28
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.

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.)
The final date in the Park is September 2.  Check the calendar for updates, as the table will be moving to the Oceanside Place Arena this fall.

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 bystander!
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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