Seniors recognized in Peace River with fun and prizes

170 seniors enjoyed food, entertainment and door prizes for the annual Seniors Week celebrations in Peace River.

Susan Thompson
Express Staff

Seniors Week has formally honoured seniors in Alberta for over 30 years.

This year’s celebration at the Chateau Nova in Peace River brought 170 seniors from the communities of Peace River, Fairview, Hines Creek, and Northern Sunrise County together to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at the Chateau Nova. One of the event organizers was Amina Usman, seniors service coordinator with the Town of Peace River.

“Seniors have contributed in the community so much that we do need to recognize them and make sure they do feel appreciated,” Usman told the Express.

“Their contribution means a lot to us, being in the community as our role model, they are great. They did a good job,” she said.

“Seniors’ Week is an opportunity to thank seniors for the lifetime of service they have provided to their families, friends and neighbours,” Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing, said in a news release on May 31.

“Seniors built Alberta into a key engine of our collective prosperity – and they continue to contribute through caregiving, volunteer- ism and experience.”

“Seniors need to be recognized and acknowledged for the vital role they play in our daily lives. They provide us with valuable knowledge, skills and experiences that benefit us now and will continue to benefit our province, cities and towns in the future.”

Goodtimers Music provided live entertainment at the Peace River event as seniors socialized and enjoyed the food. Door prizes were donated by many local businesses, including the Bodhi Tree, Freson Bros, Shoppers Drug Mart, No Frills, Jewelry Box & Gift Store, Value Drug Mart, Mint Health & Drugs, Foto Source, Nails Style, A & W, Mainstreet Menswear, and Valley Health & Wellness Studio.

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