Elks at the Office
Burnaby Elks Lodge No. 497 President Reg Seguin and Past President Wally Govett paid a visit to the office recently to present a donation cheque. BSOSS President Danelle Laidlaw and staff member Lori Rank were on hand to welcome them. A very big THANK YOU to the Elks for continuing to support us!!
L to R: Reg Seguin, Danelle Laidlaw, Wally Govett, Lori Rank
Annette with the cheque from the Elks
Wrap-up Party 2014 Photos
The BSOSS annual end-of-year Wrap-up Celebration for 2014 was held on December 10 at the office premises. The event was attended by more than 20 BSOSS members and staff member, Lori.
The event started with Linda organising a game of Charade. Everyone had a most enjoyable time trying to guess the various phrases, song or movie titles with a seasonal/end-of-year theme. This was followed by a game of "Pick-or-Steal a Present" whereby a person can either pick up a present or take it from another person (who then can pick a new present).
The merry-making continued with Alfred (and his guitar) leading the group on a sing-a-long of seasonal songs. By now everyone was really hungry and so it was time for all to start feasting on the sumptuous pot-luck lunch laid out on the table. The party ended with a silent auction of several items.
Photos from the Wrap-up Party
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Burnaby Elks and Ladies of the Royal Purple Donation to BSOSS 2014
On Saturday, May 24, 2014, Burnaby Elks Lodge No. 497 and the Ladies of the Royal Purple Lodge No. 260 made a cash donation to BSOSS as part of their desire to help worthy organisations in the community. This is the second year running that BSOSS has received a donation from the Burnaby Elks and the Ladies of the Royal Purple. Board member, Annette Mew was there to receive the donation. Many thanks to the Burnaby Elks and the Ladies of the Royal Purple for their kind gesture again this year.
[Annette with Reg Seguin from Burnaby Elks Lodge No. 497 and Doreen Peniuk from the Ladies of the Royal Purple Lodge No. 260]
Burnaby Lougheed Lions Club Donation
The Burnaby Lougheed Lions Club generously donated $1,000 to BSOSS at their annual presentations night on June 5, 2014. This is an annual event where this service club gives back to the community funds raised in its charitable activities throughout the year. BSOSS is a grateful recipient of their largess which is applied to our Peer Counselling program.
Burnaby Lougheed Lions Club members focus on their admirable bicycle refurbishing and used eye glasses collection programs. Old bicycles which would otherwise be trashed are collected, repaired, and given to lucky recipients around Christmas time. If you have any old eye glasses, you are welcome to donate them to the Club for recycling.
[Picture below show BSOSS Director Alfred Woo (left) accepting the cheque donation from the Lions Club]
Donation from Chinese Taoism Kuan-Kung Association
The Chinese Taoism Kuan-Kung Association in Canada recently celebrated the 1st anniversary of the Active Aging Artist program from its Tian Jin Community with a community gathering that was filled with awards, prizes, performances, food and a raffle draw. The money that was collected for the raffle at this event was donated to BSOSS.
A very big THANK YOU to the Chinese Taoism Kuan-Kung Association in Canada!
MLA Richard Lee Recognises Excellent Services of BSOSS
MLA Richard Lee recently presented a certificate of appreciation to BSOSS in recognition of its excellent services to seniors. Annette and Joan were on hand to receive the certificate at the Festival of Volunteers at Brentwood Town Centre on April 12.