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August, 2016

(Acting) President's Message

PGOSA Day In Parksville......

In a word---WOW !!

Incredible day organized by Marg Porter and the PGOSA Singles Club. 2015 picnic had over 200 guests......due to huge effort and exemplary advertising from our Webmaster , Greg, the joint was jumping.

We actually ran out of some food items as the line-up was snaked around the parkground. Also, a big thanks to the Bylaws officials who were kind enough to let us unload and pack up with our cars on the grassy area. They also report that the good folks of PGOSA left the area spotless.

Thanks again to the Ramblers who played their hearts out for close to 3 hours straight......Fabulous!!! And to Mayor Marc Lefebvre...a big PGOSA thank you from all of us who appreciate the City recognizing the 1300+ pgosans who contribute on a daily basis to our community.

On a serious note, we need a volunteer squad if we are to have this event next year....Marg and her team have advised that this is their last year of organizing this annual event......So PLEASE email me at is YOUR organization and, as always, you get out of something what you put into it.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this an all time record event rob jonas


90+ Luncheon

Lunch is 12 noon at the Quality Resort (Bayside), Heron’s Restaurant, 240 Dogwood Street, Parksville.

Thursday, August 11th, 2016 to honour our members, present and past who are 90+ years of age. 

Invites will go out to these members inviting them to join us. This is a complimentary lunch for the invited guest. 

All others will be $18.00 per person (tax incl). 

Three choices for lunch will be offered, shrimp croissant, fish and chips, vegetarian quiche (coffee, tea and dessert are included).

We invite PGOSA members to join us for this festivity

Guests of honour - Clara Cripps, Dennis Kenwright, Len Peterson, Anne Staite and more to come

Contacts are Sheila Dale, 250-248-9226 (email Sheila) and Rita Ellan, 250-954-3441 (email Rita)




email contact

Membership is open to those 55 years of age and older

An associate membership is available for younger spouses

The annual fee for 2016


CLICK HERE for the Membership Signup Form

Visit the Pgosa Table  1st week of September to end of April you can drop off your application form at the Pgosa Table at the Oceanside Arena, mornings from 9 to 11

1st week of May to the end of August you will find the Pgosa Table in the Parksville Community Park Picnic Shelter from 9 to 11 Fridays only.

or if you wish download the application and send with the $10. fee to:

Bernice Diakow
640 Wembley Rd.
V9P 2B4

(photo submitted by Leslie Gilmour)

Rob Jonas (President of PGOSA) and Steve Gilmour (President of Parksville Seniors Athletic Group) stand in front of the sponsor banner for the Parksville senior slo-pitch group.

The slo-pitch organization (PSAG), under the umbrella of PGOSA, operates a recreational mixed slo-pitch league for players 55 years and older. Some players continue to play into their eighties. Currently, the league operates with eight teams and over 100 players. Games are played at the Parksville Community park every Monday and Wednesday morning, from late April through to the end of August.

 This well organized group has one of the highest participation rates of any 55+ slo-pitch league across Canada. 

A fun-ball session is also held every Friday morning.

 Anyone interested in joining the league for 2017 season should check out the PGOSA website (


Summer Sports in the Winter


Direction to Arbutus Meadows

Missed the signup for Men's or Women's Walking Soccer

Indoor Slow Pitch, Walking/Running Track, Bocci or Croquet???

CLICK HERE for the Arbutus Meadows Signup

Featured Activity

Cycling is alive and well amongst Oceanside’s seniors.  Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association has three cycling groups, Casual Cyclists, Intermediate Cyclists and the PGOSA Riders with approximately 100 riders from the ages of 55 – 84.   Riders can be very casual, riding occasionally, to cyclists who ride more than 10,000km each year.

2016 Rides 

  • Our regular rides visit Nanoose, ParksvilIe, Errington, Coombs, Hilliers, Qualicum, and French Creek,  often four or five of these communities in one ride. In addition to our regular rides we have several special rides, including:
  • The Kinsol Trestle, the largest trestle in North America and one of the largest in the world
  • A Courtenay ride to Kitty Coleman Park.  This is a very pastoral ride, wandering through farmlands on quiet rural roads and has been very popular.
  • A Denman Island ride visiting Bill Mee and Fillongley Park.   
  • A ride to Little Qualicum Falls out Hwy4, crossing the river and returning on the Old Island Highway.
  • A ride out Northwest Bay road to The Red Cod Forge & Art gallery
  • A ride along the Lochside Trail, overnighting in Victoria, followed by a Galloping Goose ride the next day.  
  • A ride to Bamboozle, "the funkiest home and garden shop this side of Manhattan”, (quote from a Globe and Mail review).

Happy Cycling and ride safe!!!

Breakfast at the Park

Pancake Breakfast JULY 8th

Pancake Breakfast in the Park


After serving 94 Breakfasts and another 20 enjoying Coffee and Cookies, Games, Visiting and just plain good times were had by all

Come out to the next

Breakfast in the Park - Friday,

August 12th

NOTE TIME CHANGE 9:30 -11:30

Rob Jonas presents Natalka Strilesky with cheque for field equipment to the Slo-pitch League

PGOSA supporting the House League slo-pitch


As many of you know, PGOSA subsidizes its endorsed activities with funds from PGOSA's membership fees.


So, on a rainy day Acting PGOSA President Rob Jonas presented the Treasurer of PSAG, Natalka Strilesky, a cheque for $500.00 to go towards field equipment.


Well, that was the intention.....running between the raindrops, Rob left the actual cheque in his car and can be seen here handing Natalka a copy of the League rules.....after a good laugh at Rob's expense, the cheque was actually presented.


On behalf of the Board of PGOSA we wish to say a hearty "thank you" to Gregg Dawe, Harvey Stewart, Natalka Strilesky,Chuck Sardo and PSAG President Steve Gilmour for the fabulous job they do in running the House League slo-pitch League. 

R.W. (Rob) Jonas



SEPTEMBER 19 - 22 , 2016

ETA Tours out of Nanaimo  is organizing this tour.  They will pick up all PGOSA members at the Wembley Mall.   

Please go to ETA Tours website ( and click on “tours”) for more information. 


Rooms are at the Holiday Inn in Marysville for 3 nights

You have two choices of rooms $769 or $899

Price includes Bus, Ferry, Accommodation, Game Tickets and taxes