The City will be hosting a virtual Seniors’ Week celebration during the week of June 7-13 to acknowledge the contributions of local seniors.
“This event provides an opportunity for us to celebrate our seniors who generously share their experiences, abilities, and wisdom with our community,” says Mayor Chalmers. “Take a moment to enjoy our virtual events, and acknowledge the seniors who have a role in your life.”
This year’s festivities will feature some special guests from City Council, including Mayor Chalmers and Councillor Narayan.
“We’ll also hear from the Chestermere Seniors Coalition and the Chestermere Historical Foundation, along with some of our sponsoring organizations, local business owners, community members and City of Chestermere Staff,” says Sharron Matthewman, Seniors and Community Development Facilitator for the City.
Virtual presentations will include historical tours and videos; Punjabi, Greek and Latin cooking demonstrations; educational lunch and learns; a radio play; and even some ukulele lessons!
“As in previous years, we will be dedicating an entire day to the Wellness Fair on Friday, June 11,” adds Matthewman. “You can join us throughout the day for virtual yoga, meditation, information sessions, and other wellness activities.”
New this year, the City will also be offering a special free screening of the award-winning documentary ‘The Great Disconnect’ on June 9 from 6-8 p.m. A panel discussion with the filmmakers and other experts will follow. To register or to read more, including a film synopsis and panellist bios, visit chestermere.ca/disconnect.
To round out the week, attendees can register to pick up baked potatoes and samosas from Camp Chestermere’s ‘Seniors’ Week Drive-Thru’ on June 12 before settling in to enjoy the closing ceremonies.
“Our final day of virtual entertainment includes Bhangra dancing with Young Bhangra Calgary, and a live piano bar sing-along with Chance Devlin of Big Deal Entertainment,” adds Matthewman.
To view the full schedule of events, visit chestermere.ca/seniorsweek. The virtual events can be viewed by clicking on the live Webex link or calling the toll-free number posted on the webpage.