A MEAL AMONG FRIENDS: Members of the SOS Seniors Are Talking group fill their plates at the Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. Before the group tucked into a roast beef buffet lunch and a beautiful spread of mixed desserts, several seniors spoke on the microphone about what they are thankful for. Several seniors talked about their beloved family, how fortunate they feel to be living in this area, and many mentioned how happy they are to be a part of the Seniors Are Talking group. One lady revealed that the group was the best thing that ever happened to her. Seniors Are Talking is a free program run by SOS in Parksville and Qualicum Beach. For more information on SOS programs and services visit www.sosd69.com or call 250-248-2093. — Lissa Alexander photo

PHOTO: Parksville Qualicum Beach Seniors give thanks

Around 100 local seniors braved the rain Wednesday morning and got together for Thanksgiving lunch, entertainment, and social time. It was the annual SOS Seniors Are Talking Thanksgiving Luncheon, held at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. Before the group tucked into a roast beef buffet lunch and a beautiful spread of mixed desserts, several seniors spoke on the microphone about what they are thankful for. Several seniors talked about their beloved family, how fortunate they feel to be living in this area, and many mentioned how happy they are to be a part of the Seniors Are Talking group. One lady revealed that the group was the best thing that ever happened to her. Seniors Are Talking is a free program run by SOS in Parksville and Qualicum Beach. For more information on SOS programs and services visit www.sosd69.com or call 250-248-2093.

Just Posted

Ravensong Waterdancers perform well at regional meet

Mable Moran Regional Championships held in Richmond

Refugee family meets supporters at Parksville’s Ascension Church

MP calls congregation’s efforts an “inspiring story for all Canadians”

MLA Stilwell chairing B.C. Liberals’ new affordability committee

Opposition thinking about election readiness

Qualicum Beach approves waterfront mobile vendor licences

Waterfront will have multiple food vendors this summer

UPDATED: Nanaimo man dies after highway crash in Nanoose Bay Friday afternoon

Accident happened just before 4 p.m. near Hillview Road.

UPDATED: 9 killed, 16 injured after van hits pedestrians in Toronto

Toronto police say nine people have died and 16 are injured

Vancouver to rake in $30 million in empty homes tax in first year

The tax is the first of its kind in Canada, and was intended to address the city’s near-zero vacancy rate

LGBTQ advocates turn Victoria SOGI protest into dance party

Counter-protest outnumbers anti-SOGI activists on lawn of B.C. legislature

B.C.’s snowpack continues to increase, melting delayed

River Forecast Centre official says sudden melting further into the season could cause flooding

Another B.C. First Nation voices support for Kinder Morgan pipeline

Simpcw First Nation claims people living on one-third of pipeline route support the project

Scooter crash leaves Island man with critical injuries

RCMP said a truck was making a left-hand turn when it collided with the scooter travelling through the intersection

Prankster broadcasts fake nuclear threat in Winnipeg

The audio recording on Sunday warned of a nuclear attack against Canada and the United States

ICBC reform aims to slow rising car insurance costs

‘Pain and suffering’ payouts to be capped, major injury limit to double

Most Read