Seniors College Friends meet at Community Centre

[slideshow]A group of artistic friends met at Riverview Community Centre to enjoy an afternoon of art today. The friends first met at Seniors College and decided to strike up a weekly art in the open event every Wednesday during the summer. They take along their own supplies and meet at a different location each week.

There are around 40 people on the mailing list, but people just show up if they can, so the group size can vary. With the rainy forecast for today, they thought they would meet closer to the city and under some cover, so Doreen Pound suggested that they meet at Murchison Place Park under the gazebo. The downpour was so heavy that they decided to take refuge within the Riverview Community Centre. Each week someone hosts the event, so this week Doreen was happy to welcome them to her community.

Doreen gave them a tour of the Centre, and she said they were impressed with how beautiful and well equipped it was. Doreen told them the history of work the Clyde River Women’s Institute did to maintain and update the facility and told them of events hosted at the Centre throughout the year. They enjoyed studying historical photos in the Emily Bryant Room.

Many of them took their inspiration from views out the window. One gentleman created a beautiful drawing of the corner cabinet. Joan Creamer painted the view through the kitchen window. Joan taught an art course at Senior’s College, but today she was just one of the friends enjoying a pleasant and creative afternoon.

Doreen had some coffee, tea and cookies for them. They enjoyed commenting on each other’s work. Next week is their final week, and there will be a potluck supper at one of the artistic friend’s cottage.

This art group is a wonderful example of the friendships and activities that can result from taking a course at Seniors College.

Saturday, September 15th is Seniors College registration day from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at Atlantic Veterinary College (UPEI). For more information on courses and schedules, visit, email or call 894-2867.

You only have to pay a flat rate of $135 to register, and then you can take as many courses as you wish in three consecutive semesters. An extensive range of subjects are offered. Courses include Astronomy, Choral Singing, Computer Basics, Cooking, Digital Photography, Art & Drawing courses, Economics, Family History, Gardening, Hiking and Island History. No previous academic learning is necessary. All courses are relaxing and informal, and there are lots of opportunities to ask questions. Seniors College is open to anyone 50 years and older. With all these courses to pick from, one would hardly have time to get older.

Seniors College looks like a great opportunity to make friends who share your interests and create year-round socializing.

P.S. This is our 200th post on our community’s website today!

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  1. Doreen Pound on September 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    You are faster than The Guardian! Fabulous article. Glad I attended lol. Sure sounded interesting!

    Sent from my iPad

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