By Andrea Sara

The Dunbar Residents’ Association is collaborating with partner members of the Westside Seniors Hub to offer a variety of summer outdoor activities focused on nature, art and well-being.

Free programs for seniors will be hosted at west-side parks and plazas throughout the summer and into the fall, weather permitting. There will be opportunities to enjoy gardening and herbal tea making, eco-arts and crafts, exercise and walking groups, history and photography, games, singing and dancing, and more.

Dunbar’s activities will be at Balaclava Park’s Butterflyway pollinator garden.  A new wheelchair-height planter box has been installed and summer veggie seedlings are sprouting. This is an inclusive community activity, very suitable for those of us who still enjoy gardening but can’t get down on our hands and knees anymore.

 We might also move a little slower, and take a bit longer to think of the right words in conversation than before the pandemic. We’ve endured a very long period of isolation and we’re all a bit out of practice with socializing, so the Fireweed Club is really about getting back outside and being neighbourly.  We are a patient group and truthfully, we just like to laugh and have fun digging in the dirt and admiring the flowers in bloom.

 Come by and check it out! Bring along friends, family and care partners. For more info, please email: or call 604.833.6355.