Seniors’ group seeking memories

OAPO Sooke Branch 88 will celebrate 50 years of advocating for seniors

Sooke branch became a charter member of the B.C. Old Age Pensioners Organization in March of 1964 & by 1969 had formed a society and purchased the land on Ayre Rd. for seniors housing.

On May 28 Branch #88 will celebrate 50 years of advocating for seniors and working for the good of the community. The theme will be “Honoring & Celebrating 50 years of Sooke Volunteers.”

The branch is asking to borrow photos of the 1960-70s for scanning. The plan is to create a pictorial history of volunteers and Sooke. The pictures will be returned.

A luncheon will be held at noon, May 28 downstairs at the Sooke Legion.  A lively performance of Stayin’ Alive by Victoria’s Target Theatre group will follow.

Tickets are available Tuesday and Thursday at the Sooke Community Hall, Drop In Bingo.  Seniors and volunteers are invited to get tickets early, as they are limited. For tickets or loan of photos   please call Shirley Lowe at 250-642-3847.

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