A Field Trip to Vancouver Sights During Seniors Week

On Wednesday of National Seniors Week in Vancouver our record-breaking crowd of members boarded seven buses for a full day of sight-seeing. We brought the ever-handy Tai Chi ponchos but were very grateful that they were not needed as the rain held off until we headed home.

The Museum of Anthropology was full of amazing collections, particularly the work of native artists and historical native totems and relics. It was too much to absorb in one visit. A trip to Granville Island, with its Public Market, followed. There were small shops with items of interest for everyone. We had lunch at the market while watching busy marine traffic on the False Creek inlet.

At 2:30 pm we gathered in Jericho Park where a sea of blue t-shirts were photographed playing Tai Chi by the water.  Some were brave enough to dip their feet in the ocean.

The wonderful day finished with dinner and entertainment at a large seafood restaurant in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

As we returned to the residence, many comments were overheard about the enjoyable day. It was food, fun, and Tai Chi as usual when we are together.

Seniors’ Week  ended in too short a time but we will all be going back to our Branches with great memories, great pictures, and great stories to tell. Here’s a small collection of news articles about the gathering:

Tai Chi in Canada [CNC World] 

Senior Canadian Practise Tai Chi in Vancouver [Xinhuanet]

There Is More to Tai Chi Than What You Can See on the Surface [Vancouver Sun]

Tai Chi by the Hundres [Burnaby Now]

Thanks again to the Pacific Region, particularly Vancouver Branch, for being such gracious hosts. Today was just another example of the tremendous organization we have experienced all week.

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3 responses to “A Field Trip to Vancouver Sights During Seniors Week

  1. Rosemary Leaver

    It’s wonderful to see all the pics and the news coverage of a fantastic week. It brings back many happy memories of a memorable week. Thanks to the great team from Vancouver and the Pacific region who made it all possible.

  2. It brings back many happy memories of a memorable week. Thanks to the great team from Vancouver and the Pacific region who made it all possible.

  3. National Seniors Week is a nice program which was organizes for seniors.Nice article ,it’s one of my favorite page in my reader.

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