Anneli Muir, a wood carver with Mid Island Wood Carvers, touches one of her creations while speaking with visitors to Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors open house. The event, hosted at Bowen Park activity centre Tuesday, showcased programs and activities available for seniors in Nanaimo. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors’ open house draws a crowd

Open house showcasing seniors’ programs and activities packs Bowen Park activity centre

Bowen Park Complex was packed with visitors Tuesday when Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors hosted an open house.

Demonstrations, live music entertainment, singing, games, refreshments and displays of carving, quilting, mixed media art and other arts and crafts were on display by from the various groups that are part of Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors.

Joanne Husband, Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors director, said open houses are held to draw people out who might be alone and wondering what kinds of social activities are available.

“There’s seniors who live in the city who have been wondering for quite a long time what they can do to spend their time doing the things they like with friends,” Husband said.

To learn more about Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors, visit or call 250-755-7501.

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