National Seniors' Day at the Danube Centre

By Miriam King, Bradford Times

BWG Mayor Rob Keffer read a Proclamation, proclaiming October 1 as National Seniors' Day, and praising Seniors for all that they have done for the municipality.

“They really do contribute a lot to our Town, as far as volunteer committees, just helping out... with family, neighbours,” Mayor Keffer said, noting that June is Seniors' month, and October 1 is the United Nations' International Day of Older Persons. “Seniors are so important, they have a month, and a special day,” he said.

Then he rolled up his sleeves, and helped serve the free Pancake & Sausage Brunch to all who attended the celebration at the Danube Seniors Leisure Centre.

He was joined by South Simcoe Special Constable Elisabeth Aschwanden, Danube Centre president Elaine Love and volunteer Mike Agosta – and by BWG Firefighters, a little delayed by an emergency call.

The Blue Sky Bluegrass Band entertained at the event, which was presented by the BWG Seniors Association and CHATS, Community & Home Assistance to Seniors, which also organized activities and games, after brunch.

Coming up at the Danube Centre, 715 Simcoe Rd.:

. Movie Afternoon, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 28. Fences, with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Only $3 for the movie, popcorn and refreshments – at the door.

. A Night with the Legends. Tributes to Elvis, Ricky Nelson, Dion, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash, on Saturday, November 4. Only $20 per person for a great evening of entertainment and a trip down memory lane; refreshments will be served at intermission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All welcome; all proceeds will go to local outreach. Tickets available at the Centre, or call 905-775-0612.

. Cabbage Roll Luncheon. The Danube Srs. Leisure Centre is still looking for a Kitchen Co-ordinator, to take the place of Dianne El Amin, who has moved away – so the monthly Birthday Lunches are still on hold. The Cabbage Roll Lunch, being held Thursday, November 16 at 11:30 a.m. will have “everything from a Birthday Lunch except the birthday!”  Tickets are $10 per person, and must be ordered in advance, at 905-775-0612 and paid by November 9, because “we have to know how many cabbage rolls we're making!”