Popular seniors’ dinner seeks more volunteers

Les Passmore Centre seeks drivers for “Guess who’s coming to dinner” event

It’s impossible for the director of Saanich Silver Threads to predict just who will come through the doors of the Les Passmore Centre during their “Guess who’s coming to dinner” event. But what Sue McCauley can say for certain: it’ll be between 60 and 80 people – so long as everyone has a ride there.

The popular outreach event is in need of more volunteer drivers to ensure its loyal clientele can continue to attend every first and third Wednesday of the month. But with only 10 drivers, available at different times, seven people were left out of the last dinner.

“Once it’s dark by five, six or seven, seniors won’t drive,” McCauley said. “We need people who will drive in the miserable dark weather.”

People able to drive to any area of Greater Victoria are needed to pick up dinner guests. Silver Threads can’t reimburse drivers for mileage, they will waive the $12 ticket price for dinner and the live entertainment

To volunteer, call McCauley at 250-382-3151 or email suemccauley@silverthreads.ca

nnorth@saanichnews.com

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Vancouver Island hasn’t seen a new homegrown case of COVID-19 in two weeks

Island’s low and steady transmission rate chalked up to several factors

No one injured in suspicious Victoria boat fire, say investigators

Victoria police and fire personnel called to blaze on waters near Selkirk Trestle May 22

VIDEO: Saanich police tackle man who refused to move off Trans-Canada Highway

At this point, it is unclear why the man refused to move

Three people facing mischief charges after protests at Premier John Horgan’s home

Special prosecutor was appointed to avoid real or perceived undue influence

Crime stats show a shift in Oak Bay during COVID-19

Thefts from automobiles, marinas up this spring

Island Health signs working agreement to turn former Comox hospital into a ‘dementia village’

Island Health has signed a project development agreement with Providence Living to… Continue reading

Kelowna man charged with harming a hamster

The 20-year-old Kelowna man faces several animal cruelty charges

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

High tech fish transport system set up to ‘whoosh’ salmon past Big Bar landslide

Fish will spend roughly 20 seconds inside the system, moving at roughly 20 metres per second

Trudeau to seek 10 days of paid sick leave for Canadian workers, says talks are ongoing

Paid sick leave is key to keeping COVID-19 spread under control, prime minister says

Snowbirds jets will not be leaving Kamloops, just yet

The Snowbirds have been in Kamloops since May 17 when a plane crashed killing Capt. Jennifer Casey

COVID-19 checkpoints ‘up to them,’ Bonnie Henry says of remote B.C. villages

Support local tourism economy, but only if you’re invited in

CVRD testing Shawnigan water after complaints of metallic taste, odour

“This type of problem has come up a number of times in summers in the past”

Most Read