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Regional District of Nanaimo offers free activities during Active Aging Week

Event aims to encourage seniors to be active, healthy
Indoor lawn bowling is one of the many activities lined up by the Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation Department during Active Aging Week, Oct. 3-8. (PQB News file photo)

The Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation Department has lined up a number of activities during Active Aging Week, Oct. 3 to Oct. 8.

All the activities are free of charge and are intended to highlight the many opportunities the RDN offers for older adults to remain healthy and active.

This is a worldwide yearly event that aims to inspire seniors to exercise and be active by offering them the means to experience friendly, safe and fun activities.

It is also an opportunity for residents to meet other people and also try out some of the many activities that include yoga, tai chi, line dancing, swimming, tighten and tone fitness, walking, ball drumming, indoor lawn bowling, and floor curling.

If you attend at least five events, you are entered to win a $25 SOS Thrift Shop gift certificate.

READ MORE: Aging boomers have turned southern Vancouver Island’s age pyramid upside down

There is also a GoByBike events line up during the week such as:

• Celebration Station – Coffee, food, prizes on Thursday Oct. 6, 7-9:30 a.m. at the Coombs to Parksville Rail Trail located behind the dog park at 500 Despard Ave, Parksville.

• Gobybike to swim or skate for free – Ride to Oceanside Place Arena or Ravensong Aquatic Centre, bring your helmet in and receive a free entry to the public swim or skate session.

• Bike Trail Scavenger Hunt – Find the photo clue at then find the trail and take a photo of yourself and email your photo to by Oct. 16. You will be entered into a draw to win a $50 gift certificate to a local bike shop of your choice.

If you don’t have a bike but want to participate, or you have been wanting to try an e-bike, check out GoBikeGoPlay for rentals. Use the code “GoByBike” during Oct. 3 to Oct. 16 to receive 25 per cent off your rental. Go to

Get all the details of Active Aging Week online at or call 250-752-5014 or 250-248-3252.

— NEWS Staff

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Michael Briones

About the Author: Michael Briones

I rejoined the PQB News team in April 2017 from the Comox Valley Echo, having previously covered sports for The NEWS in 1997.
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