Seniors Association: Looking forward with new executive members

The Fort St. James Seniors Association held their AGM at the Seniors Centre on Nov. 26.

  • Dec. 9, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Dave Birdi is ready for a new role as president of the Fort St. James Seniors Association.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

The Fort St. James Seniors Association held their AGM at the Seniors Centre on Nov. 26.

Dave Birdi is looking forward to his new role as Senior Association president. “It’s important to show appreciation to the seniors,” Birdi said.

“We will be promoting volunteerism among not only the seniors but the younger generation. While the name is Senior Centre and the focus is on providing services for the seniors, everyone is welcome. I believe the elderly have contributed to the community all their lives, it’s time for them to be served by the younger generation. We still want the seniors to be active in the decision making. We still want the seniors to have a healthy and active lifestyle and be part of the community. We want to show appreciation to our seniors for all that they done.”

Chester Hiebert will be taking on the role of vice-president.

“My whole idea is that the quality of any community is based on volunteerism. Here, in Fort St. James, volunteers have really dug in especially with the seniors and that is what has enriched the community,” Hiebert says.

“For a small town, our horizons have expanded. I’m looking forward to this. I like being busy.”

 

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