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Here’s an easy, relaxing suggestion for something to do on Thursday mornings at the Victoria Centre. Create a no stress masterpiece in Calming Colouring. ... See MoreSee Less

Did you know that Silver Threads has gone online? We are now offering Brain Games through Zoom as well as a monthly Travel Series. Brain Games is starting this Thursday June 3rd, give us a call for more info and to register at 250 388 4268.

If you're interested in joining an online class but aren't sure how comfortable you are using Zoom check out this interview we had with Adele on May 25th about her recent experience doing a class online using Zoom.

Have you ever participated in a virtual class before trying Brain Games online (pilot)?
- Adele: No, joining the Brain Games Pilot class was my first time ever on Zoom.

Was it easy to get into the virtual classroom with Zoom?
- Adele: I found it very easy to get onto Zoom – although I admit I was a little intimidated at first! It was an automatic thing: on the Ipad it was one click, put your numbers in and away we go!

Did you enjoy participating in the Brain Games activities and discussion? If so, what stands out for you?
- Adele: Yes, I very much enjoyed the experience of seeing people and connecting, especially in the small breakout groups. It was a learning curve, but not a steep one. I am now open to Zoom and it opened a new door for me.
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Did you receive your first dose of the COVID19 Vaccine before April 6th? If so, you need to register to get your second dose, here's how: ... See MoreSee Less

Did you receive your first dose of the COVID19 Vaccine before April 6th? If so, you need to register to get your second dose, heres how:

The City of Victoria Welcoming Cities Task Force is hosting a Community Forum for Newcomers, immigrants, refugees and Indigenous, Black, Asian and other Persons of Colour, to join Mayor Lisa Helps and Councillor Sharmarke Dubow in a virtual dialogue to share ideas and lived experiences to help inform the development of the City of Victoria’s Welcoming City Strategy.

We want to hear from those whose voices are often under-represented in community discussions.

Welcoming City Community Forum
Monday, June 7
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 907 662 1753

The community forum is free to attend and registration is not required. The virtual event will not be recorded.

The Welcoming City Strategy will serve as a roadmap for making Victoria a stronger, more inclusive city where everyone is accepted, respected and feels like they belong. The Strategy will be designed to remove barriers to City services and foster a compassionate community where racism and discrimination are tackled head on, and everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

For more information, visit: victoria.ca/welcomingcity
We hope you can join us.
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The City of Victoria Welcoming Cities Task Force is hosting a  Community Forum for Newcomers, immigrants, refugees and Indigenous, Black, Asian and other Persons of Colour, to join Mayor Lisa Helps and Councillor Sharmarke Dubow in a virtual dialogue to share ideas and lived experiences to help inform the development of the City of Victoria’s Welcoming City Strategy.

We want to hear from those whose voices are often under-represented in community discussions. 
 
Welcoming City Community Forum
Monday, June 7
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 907 662 1753
 
The community forum is free to attend and registration is not required. The virtual event will not be recorded. 
 
The Welcoming City Strategy will serve as a roadmap for making Victoria a stronger, more inclusive city where everyone is accepted, respected and feels like they belong. The Strategy will be designed to remove barriers to City services and foster a compassionate community where racism and discrimination are tackled head on, and everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential. 
 
For more information, visit: victoria.ca/welcomingcity
 We hope you can join us.

We are reminding everyone that our centres will be closed this coming Monday May 24th for Victoria Day. We will reopen on Tuesday May 25th.

Enjoy the sun this weekend! Remember to stay safe and to stay local.
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We are reminding everyone that our centres will be closed this coming Monday May 24th for Victoria Day. We will reopen on Tuesday May 25th.

Enjoy the sun this weekend! Remember to stay safe and to stay local.

Today at the Saanich Centre we met with Dan from Houston Signs to talk about upgrading our building signage. He mentioned his grandfather Mac used to come to the centre – it was a real pleasure to show him our woodworking studio and the Mac’s Shop sign that still hangs there today! Thanks for sharing the stories and history with us, such a great surprise. ... See MoreSee Less

Today at the Saanich Centre we met with Dan from Houston Signs to talk about upgrading our building signage.  He mentioned his grandfather Mac used to come to the centre – it was a real pleasure to show him our woodworking studio and the Mac’s Shop sign that still hangs there today!  Thanks for sharing the stories and history with us, such a great surprise.

We are wishing everyone a Happy Mother's Day. We're thankful for all of the mothers and strong female leaders in our lives.

"Mom is such
A special word,
The loveliest
I’ve ever heard.

A toast to you
Above all the rest
Mom, you’re so special.
You’re simply the best"

- Author Unkown
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We are wishing everyone a Happy Mothers Day. Were thankful for all of the mothers and strong female leaders in our lives.

Mom is such 
A special word, 
The loveliest 
I’ve ever heard. 

A toast to you 
Above all the rest 
Mom, you’re so special. 
You’re simply the best

- Author Unkown

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Thank you for sending such a lovely poem and picture 'our' way. I hope Mother's Day was pleasant for you all !

A reminder that April 30th is the deadline to file your 2020 Tax Return. We still have a few opening for our CRA Volunteer Tax Program this week. Appointments are done over the phone and are filed electronically. Call 250 388-4268 for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

It's Volunteer Week!
Thank you to IIdiko who helped launch a new Volunteer position in the Victoria Centre this year. As a Front of House Volunteer, Ildiko helps welcome members and participants and assist with food share, the library, and ensure our environment is COVID safe!
Thank you also to Jim, Bev and Adele for their fantastic work this year as Front of House Volunteers with Silver Threads!
Thank you to all our Volunteers!
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Its Volunteer Week!
Thank you to IIdiko who helped launch a new Volunteer position in the Victoria Centre this year.  As a Front of House Volunteer, Ildiko helps welcome members and participants and assist with food share, the library, and ensure our environment is COVID safe! 
Thank you also to Jim, Bev and Adele for their fantastic work this year as Front of House Volunteers with Silver Threads! 
Thank you to all our Volunteers!

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Thanks Ildiko! You have visited my Dad in his long term care home in the past. Many thanks indeed!

You’re famous, Ildiko.

Thank you to our Tax Volunteers!
We are lucky to have three highly skilled and experienced Volunteers who have supported the clients of Silver Threads for many years. This year they adapted to challenges with COVID by providing the service by phone. Over 150 Income Tax Returns for 2020 were filed. We appreciate their dedication and efficiency! It was a relief for so many to be able to take care of this often dreaded task while staying safe at home! Thank you Narender, Ted and Frank! You did an outstanding job once again!
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Thank you to our Tax Volunteers!
We are lucky to have three highly skilled and experienced Volunteers who have supported the clients of Silver Threads for many years.  This year they adapted to challenges with COVID by providing the service by phone.  Over 150 Income Tax Returns for 2020 were filed.  We appreciate their dedication and efficiency!  It was a relief for so many to be able to take care of this often dreaded task while staying safe at home!  Thank you Narender, Ted and Frank!  You did an outstanding job once again!Image attachmentImage attachment

Volunteer Week!
Did you know that the Victoria Computer Club has been working tirelessly during the pass year thanks to their Volunteer Leadership.
Thank you to Dorothy, President of the Victoria Computer Club, and George, Vice President, who have worked throughout the pandemic to offer computer classes for seniors and keeping everyone connected. You can safely take part in sessions on Zoom from the comfort of your own home. To see what interesting topics they have on offer visit www.victoriacomputerclub.org.
Thanks to Dorothy and George and all our volunteers!
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Volunteer Week!
Did you know that the Victoria Computer Club has been working tirelessly during the pass year thanks to their Volunteer Leadership.  
Thank you to Dorothy, President of the Victoria Computer Club, and George, Vice President, who have worked throughout the pandemic to offer computer classes for seniors and keeping everyone connected. You can safely take part in sessions on Zoom from the comfort of your own home. To see what interesting topics they have on offer visit www.victoriacomputerclub.org.
Thanks to Dorothy and George and all our volunteers!

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Thanks so much everyone, it's been a pleasure ! The new way to learn and do business... less driving. Thanks for posting.

Volunteer Recognition Week!
Joyce has continued to come in weekly to the Saanich Centre throughout this challenging year to re-shelve and sort our library books and puzzles. An avid puzzler and reader, Joyce has kept our library ready to help occupy folks in these COVID times. One of our best laughs was over a note on a returned puzzle she was re-shelving, “Sorry, one piece missing , eaten by the dog!”
Thank you to Joyce and all our volunteers!
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Volunteer Recognition Week!
Joyce has continued to come in weekly to the Saanich Centre throughout this challenging year to re-shelve and sort our library books and puzzles.  An avid puzzler and reader, Joyce has kept our library ready to help occupy folks in these COVID times.  One of our best laughs was over a note on a returned puzzle she was re-shelving, “Sorry, one piece missing , eaten by the dog!”
Thank you to Joyce and all our volunteers!

Volunteer Recognition Week!
Silver Threads Service is a charitable organization led and supported by a Board of Directors. The Board are volunteers who give their time, skills and expertise to set the vision and provide oversight for STS. We are pleased to welcome the newest Board Member, Twyla Johnson. Twyla has a nursing background in public health and community care nursing in Canada and the US. She manages Pacific Health Services (formally We Care), and you may recognize her as a 5-year sponsor of our Christmas events. She also sits on the Board of Safe Care BC; we are glad to have her on our team! Thank you to Twyla and all our volunteers!
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Volunteer Recognition Week!
Silver Threads Service is a charitable organization led and supported by a Board of Directors.  The Board are volunteers who give their time, skills and expertise to set the vision and provide oversight for STS.  We are pleased to welcome the newest Board Member, Twyla Johnson.  Twyla has a nursing background in public health and community care nursing in Canada and the US.  She manages Pacific Health Services (formally We Care), and you may recognize her as a 5-year sponsor of our Christmas events.  She also sits on the Board of Safe Care BC; we are glad to have her on our team!  Thank you to Twyla and all our volunteers!

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I am happy to help!

Today is the start of Volunteer Recognition Week in Canada.
The theme is The Value of One. The Power of Many.
This year has been a year like no other - and we have kept going, pivoted our services and had a wonderful group of Volunteers helping along the way. There were 52 individuals who contributed over 3,100 hours this year, from our Board Leadership, to delivering meals, to preparing taxes, and so much more. We appreciate and are so grateful for each of you! Thank you to all our Volunteers!
From the Staff of Silver Threads Service.
volunteer.ca/nvw#:~:text=April%2018%2D24%2C%202021,together%20towards%20a%20common%20purpose.
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