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Seniors and Museum AGM Nov. 7 in Back Hall

Denman Seniors & Museum Society AGM

Yes, it’s that time again.  The Denman Seniors and Museum Society (the Activity Centre) is holding its AGM in the Back Hall on Wednesday, November 7th at 7:30 pm. 

And, yes, we know going to meetings is boring, but really this is for a good cause.  We are a group of volunteers who run and manage the Activity Centre, which includes the Museum and Fitness Centre.  That’s not all.  It’s the place you play pickleball or table tennis, you might enjoy poker there, too.  Lots of other things take place there, things like meetings (oh, yes, those again), classes, the Christmas Craft Fair, the Easter hot dog barbeque, and most recently, the Auction.

So, what are we asking of you?  We’d love to know that we are supported in our work, that someone appreciates what we do and maybe even you might want to join us.  We are a small board with a big job, so the more hands, the easier the work.  If you decide to come onboard (and we hope you will), we won’t overwhelm you with meetings.  Just one a month and we keep them short.  But you will be joining a great group of folks who like to make a difference in the community.  You will have fun too!  We do.

If you have questions, email Roxanna at or call Jackie at 250.335.1110 or Fox at 250.335.0196.

See you on November 7th at 7:30 pm!


Denman Seniors & Museum Society Annual General Meeting

by Roxanna Mandryk

Yes, it’s that time of the year again!  The Denman Seniors and Museum Society (DSMS), also known as the Denman Activity Centre, is holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the lounge at the Activity Centre.

In case you are not sure of what happens at the Centre, here goes:  We play pickleball, table tennis and poker.   You can belong to a fully equipped fitness facility for just dollars a month, and of course, a wonderful, recently renovated and re-invigorated museum tells the story of the history of Denman Island.  The Centre is also used for many community events, including the Christmas Craft Fair, the Readers & Writers Festival, Islands Trust meetings, Blackberry Fair Run, Easter Egg hunt for the kids, the lunches for Seniors monthly, Remembrance Day ceremonies, Nia, ballet & yoga classes, celebrations of life and parties, too.  Denman Works and the Job Shop share an office in the Centre to serve members of the community.


And, who does it all?  Many, many volunteers are responsible for everything that happens in the Centre.  Whether it is the board of directors who oversee the building, the Friends of the Museum who care lovingly for that function, or the organizers of events, volunteers are the core of the operation.  Much of the maintenance and operation of the Centre fall to volunteers who weed, mow, paint, change lightbulbs, and so much more.

Join the board and many of these volunteers on October 24 to learn more about what the Centre does for this community and what you can do for it.  We’re always looking for board directors as well as people who will take on a role without having to attend the meetings.  Come on out!