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June, 2016

Breakfast in the Park - Friday, July 8th and August 12th

NOTE TIME CHANGE 9:30 -11:30


Walking Group July Schedule now available

CLICK HERE for July Slower Pace Schedule
CLICK HERE for the July Regular Schedule


90+ Luncheon

A luncheon is being held on 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.  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.  We look forward to members joining us.  Contacts are Sheila Dale, 250-248-9226 (email Sheila) and Rita Ellan, 250-954-3441 (email Rita)

"Dear Pgosans
We are entering into a winter schedule of Activities with the Arbutus Meadows facility.
by way of reciprocal courtesy please consider attending their High Tea in July, and take a look at the facility. Remember that during the winter season the entire floor surface is covered with plush Astro-turf.
Also, the Executive will be circulating an info sheet soon asking for an indication of your interest in walking soccer---ladies team and gents team,.....over 70's softball and others.
It is vital that you let us know with name, phone and email contacts as to which activity you are interested in and your preferred time slot. There is a big price difference for afternoon activity versus evening activity re renting the facility.
Once again, consider attending the High Tea and we look forward to working with Rob Bau and the Arbutus Meadows team to expand our winter season of Activities.

CLICK HERE for more High Tea Info


MARC LEFEBVRE,Mayor proclaims

July 28, 2016, is "PGOSA Day" in the City of Parksville

Music by The Ramblers


Darla Clarke - June Kubos - Muriel Patterson

Down at the Shelter
 “The Ramblers” will be down at the park to play for us.
Cost of tickets will be:
Pgosans  $8.00;       Pgosans  Buying tickets the day of the Picnic  $12.00
Guests  $10.00
We will be down at the shelter every Friday 9:00 – 11:00am;
(with exception of July 1st, holiday)

Picnic Table PGOSA donates picnic table in the park
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


HELP Needed for Parksville Canada Day 

Canada Day volunteers needed Get on the list now to order your t-shirt! (Please spare an hour or two)
- Teams of 2 for Wrist Band Sales (for kids activities) along parade route and in the park at the info tent. Shifts between 9 and 6pm
- Teams of 3 for Traffic management into the park. The gate will only open for those with a pass or emergency vehicles. 7am until 10pm.
- Teams of 2 at the top exit gate in case of emergency (Bring a book?)
- Information assistance at the tent.

Parksville and District Chamber is hosting the event again this year and we would love your help to make it more successful.
We need your contact info, availability and t-shirt size.
50 people are needed to help.
Please contact Beth Ross at or 250-228-2384

Thank you and Happy Canada Day. 

Pickleball Tournament highlights the growth in this activity

Check out the PQB News article about Pickleball

New NEWS - Addendums - Updates (and corrections)

Volleyball in Coombs - Wednesday's 7pm to 9pm thru to the end of June

Island Living Books - are now $19


June 2016 Newsletter is now available

CLICK HERE to view and print your newsletter

For the Singles Activities for June - CLICK HERE


Rob Jonas

(Acting) President's Message

Why PGOSA?  To our nearly 1100 members

You may wonder why you should belong to PGOSA

Here are several reasons.


  • Activities---PGOSA has an endorsed group of Social and Sporting Activities that run year round. There is always an activity to attend as a  PGOSA member.


  • Insurance-- PGOSA spends almost half of its annual membership fee revenues on Group Insurance for its endorsed activities.


  • Sponsorship---PGOSA gives back to its groups through subsidies...your membership fees get put to use directly.


  • Value---Our annual membership fee is $10.00 currently. As stated, most of those funds cover Group Insurance and Activity subsidies.


  • Fellowship—with 1100 members locally there are loads of friendships, connections, networking opportunities etc from within the PGOSA membership base.


  • Active Directors—we currently have 15 very hard-working Directors and many more long-time coordinators who have given years of support to PGOSA.


If you would like to volunteer, coordinate an activity etc.
just drop us a line to
Rob Jonas


or browse the website here where you can find a
full breakdown of all the PGOSA Activities

The Dales

CLICK HERE to meet this month's PGOSA'ns

Bob and Shela Dale

CLICK HERE to read about the Slo-Mo Paddlers latest adventure

Not receiving the PGOSA Newsletter email - CLICK HERE to sign up

If you accidently unsubscribed from the news letter just click the link above to get back on the mailing list


The Pgosa Table will be at the Parksville Community Park in the shelter from 9 to 11 a.m. Fridays only.

Come to play bocce, horseshoes and coffee will be on. 


Walking Group on Protection Island

 The Ramblers

As we work to expand the PGOSA message, one big step has been made.
The City of Parksville

has declared

July 28, 2016

to be PGOSA Day in Parksville !

Music by The Ramblers


Darla Clarke - June Kubos - Muriel Patterson




Pancake Breakfast


Friday May 13 2016


What a turn-out


PGOSA held its first Pancake Breakfast of the year on Friday the 13th.  No black cats were seen but over 130 breakfasts were sold.


Special thanks to Bernice Fraser, Bernice Diakow, Rod and Anne Gibson, Mrs Black, and “Uncle Vern” for their steadfast volunteering.


New Director Jim Powell on pancakes and Acting President Rob Jonas tried their hand at fast food cooking….which may explain the long line-up!!!!!


A thoroughly enjoyable morning at our CommunityPark !!!

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!!!


PGOSA PROFILES is now on the top menu



you will find it on the far right of the screen




2016 Island living books are available 

at the Pgosa Table  Cost is 19.00 (Pgosa gets 3.00 per book.)

Kerry's Car and Truck Centre on Island Hwy give PGOSA members a 15% discount on their automotive repairs.

Show him your PGOSA membership receipt.


Newsletter info send to:

When you submit upcoming events, please try to get all info with actual copy and identify the group by 25th of each month. Thanks Janet

 Questions or comments?



We are proud to organize activities for more than a thousand retirees to the Parksville area who want to maintain an active, healthy and social lifestyle.

Membership is open to those 55 years of age and older. An associate membership is available for younger spouses.

The annual fee for 2016



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. feet to:

Bernice Diakow

640 Wembley Rd.

Parksville, V9P 2B4