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Get active celebrating BC Seniors Week in Richmond

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 12:29 PDT, Thu May 23, 2024

Join the celebration with the City of Richmond and its community partners for BC Seniors Week from Monday, June 3 to Sunday, June 9. This year’s Seniors Week theme, “Active Aging,” focuses on the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle by encouraging those 55+ years to participate in over 25 free or low cost physical and wellness activities.

BC Seniors Week kicks off with an Opening Event at the Richmond Olympic Oval on Monday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with remarks by Mayor Malcolm Brodie, followed by keynote presentations and tours of the Richmond Olympic Experience. All seniors (55+ years) are encouraged to attend this free event. Pre-registration is required. Free transportation between the Opening Event, Richmond community centres and Minoru Centre for Active Living is available.

Pre-registration is required for most Seniors Week activities as space is limited. A full list of activities and registration information can be found at A printed brochure can also be picked up from any Richmond Community Services facility.

Highlights of Seniors Week include:

1.     Monday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Opening Event – Richmond Olympic Oval (6111 River Road)

Join this signature kick-off event that celebrates seniors and active aging. Enjoy motivational presentations, light refreshments and a tour of the Richmond Olympic Experience.

2.     Tuesday, June 4, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. - Pickleball 2.0 Jamboree – West Richmond Community Centre (9180 No. 1 Road)

Play in a fun tournament for beginners. Tournament play, refreshments and snacks included.

3.     Tuesday, June 4,  11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Hawaiian Hula Dancing  – Hamilton Community Centre (5140 Smith Drive)

Learn the basic techniques and rhythmic patterns of this graceful and expressive form of cultural dance that engages the body, mind and spirit.

4.     Wednesday, June 5, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Walking Basketball – South Arm Community Centre (8880 Williams Road)

Walk instead of running while playing this well-loved sport. Get a great workout that is easy on the joints and have fun in non-competitive games.

5.     Friday, June 7, 2 to 3:30 p.m. – Outdoor Games – Thompson Community Centre (5151 Granville Avenue)

Play bocce, frisbee golf and croquet with others in a lively atmosphere. Equipment provided. Refreshments included.

6.     Friday, June 7, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Swim, Splash and Relax – Minoru Centre for Active Living (7191 Granville Avenue)

Join this facilitated swimming pool orientation and have fun splashing around in the leisure pool, relaxing in the hot tub and recharging with a dip in the cold plunge pool.

 7.     Saturday, June 8, 11 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 2:30 p.m. – Seniors Tours – Richmond Public Library – Brighouse Branch (100-7700 Minoru Gate)

Learn about the wide range of services available for seniors at the library, from a behind-the-scenes look at item circulation, to digital resource access and a catalogue overview.

Celebrated across Canada, BC Seniors Week is held each year during the first week of June to commend and recognize the contributions seniors make to their community.

The City of Richmond is an age-friendly community that is committed to supporting healthy aging for all residents. Throughout the year, a variety of programs and activities are available for seniors. Seasonal 55+ Program Guides can be found online at or at any Richmond Community Services facility. 

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