Opeongo Seniors discuss spring season

BARRY’S BAY – As children spent their March break relaxing, members of the Opeongo Seniors Centre were hard at work planning the upcoming spring season.

On March 18, the organization held its quarterly general meeting. A handful of voting members attended to be updated on happenings at the centre.

Carman Palubiski provided information on the budget to date, adding that the books are in order. One of the bigger projects for the year includes replacing the fence at the back of the building.

President of the Opeongo Seniors, Leah Kinghorn, explained that the current fence is in disrepair and needs to be replaced. Money was received from the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat to help pay for the project.

Last year, the seniors made repairs to the deck outside and purchased a photocopier as well.

Palubiski mentioned that the seniors have applied for another grant, with the help of the Madawaska Valley’s Recreation and Community Development Coordinator, Paul Nopper.

If successful, the money would pay for a bus trip to a museum in Ottawa, which would include bus fare, admission and lunch. Members were encouraged to suggest which museum they would like to visit.

Kinghorn mentioned that the same grant request asks for funds, which would allow for swimming at the pool in Combermere for 30 hours as well as more ice time for skating at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre. 

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