Celebrate Seniors Week in Richmond this June
30 May 2022
The City of Richmond and community partners are celebrating Seniors Week from Monday, June 6 to Sunday, June 12 with over 20 fun, free, low cost and creative activities, events and informative opportunities. Online and in-person activities for those 55+ years include dance and art classes, a library tour and a Pickleball tournament.
“The past two years have been challenging for many seniors in the community”, says Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Events such as Seniors Week provide important opportunities for seniors to reconnect with fellow community members, to meet new people and to participate in a variety of activities that support healthy and active aging.”
Most activities require registration and participants are encouraged to register early to ensure a spot. The full list of Seniors Week activities and the ways to register can be found on the Senior Week page. Paper copies of the flyer can be picked up from any Richmond Community Services facility.
Highlights for the week include:
- Mon, Jun 6, 10am –1pm
Mayor’s Welcome and Opening Event
Join Mayor Malcolm Brodie and special guests for the Seniors Week Opening Event on the Plaza at Minoru Centre for Active Living. Accompany the Mayor for a walk around Minoru Track and take part in try-it sessions of Zumba, Tai Chi, Nordic Pole Walking and more.
- Tue, Jun 7, 1:30–2:30pm
Art Therapy for Mindfulness (virtual)
Connect, slow down and explore while creating an art piece guided by a trained art therapist. Presented by City Centre Community Centre.
- Wed, Jun 8, 10:00–11:00am
Gardening Workshop (in-person)
Learn how to pot and take care of plants (indoor and outdoor) with volunteers from the Richmond Garden Club. Presented by the Richmond Garden Club and the Hamilton Community Centre.
- Thu, Jun 9, 10am–2 pm
55+ BC Games Event (in-person)
Learn the history of the 55+ BC Games and then try floor curling, table tennis and billiards. This program is led by volunteers of the 55+ BC Games Society. Enter the draw to win a free one-month fitness pass after participating in three sports. Presented by South Arm Community Centre.
- Thu, Jun 10, 1–2pm
Bollywood Dancing (in-person)
Perform high energy and fun dance moves to upbeat Bollywood music in this session that covers fundamental choreography and techniques. Presented by Cambie Community Centre.
- Sat, Jun 11, 11 am –1 pm
Welcome Back Tea (in-person)
Celebrate Seniors Week at the Minoru Seniors Society's afternoon tea, including entertainment and light refreshments. Presented by the Seniors Centre at Minoru Centre for Active Living.
- Sun, Jun 12, 2:15–3:45pm
Wild Words (in-person)
Create a unique, personal and nature-themed prose in this interactive session guided and supported by a professional poet. Dress for the weather as this program will be held outdoors. Presented by the Richmond Nature Park.
Celebrated across Canada, Seniors Week is held each year during the first week of June to commend and recognize the contributions seniors make to their community.