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August, 2016

Visit the Pgosa Table  starting on Wednesday September 7th to end of April you can drop off your application form at the Pgosa Table at the Oceanside Arena, mornings from 9 to 11. Bernice will be there to greet you every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

CLICK HERE for the Membership Signup Form


Sunday Breakfast

Our breakfasts are always held on the third Sunday of every month, with the first one coming on September 18th, at 9:30 am.  The location will be Deez restaurant, in Qualicum Beach. 
This will be a buffet, with a cost of $11.95, plus tax and it includes coffee.
You can sign up at the Oceanside ice rink for a reservation, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9:00 to 11:00am,
or you can contact me at 250-248-3983, or email me at
Please have your reservations in by 12:00 on Friday, the 15th of September,
as I must have the final count in for the restaurant in advance.


Sports Demo Day Arbutus Meadows

September 27th, 2016

Please indicate your commitment by filling in the short signup survey on this website

CLICK HERE for the Arbutus Meadows Signup

The plan is based on the response to the signup expressed by members

We NEED more Slo Pitch 70 interest to cover rental costs at Arena
or it won't be offered

Please arrive at 1:30 we could use some help setting up


New members/guests can sign up for PGOSA at the
Arbutus Meadows Demo Day

New members may join for balance of 2016 for $5.00




SEPTEMBER 19 - 22 , 2016

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

Click Here to go to the ETA Bus Tour website


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

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90+ Luncheon

On Thursday, August 11th many PGOSAN’s came to Heron’s Restaurant, Quality Inn Resort to celebrate several of our members who have passed their 90th birthdays.

Our 12 celebrants were Aileen Budd, Clara Cripps, Norman French, Dennis Kenwright, Howie Meeker, Helen Pehowich, Len Peterson, Aileen Porter, Jimmy Smith, Audrey Wheeler, Joan Williams, all who have passed the age of 90 along with Anne Staite, who was honoured as she celebrated her 100th birthday this year.  

Enjoyable time was had by all.  Thank you to Qualicum Foods who provided a beautiful cake to help us celebrate.  Also to Rita Ellan, Peter Kucey Lise Black. thank you, for your help with the organization of this 90+ birthday luncheon.                  

Sheila Dale


Anne turned a 100 years young this year. son Tom Staite in the red, Norman French, 90+ guest

To see more photos of the 90+ Luncheon CLICK HERE


August PGOSA Chronicle is now on the newsstand - CLICK HERE to download your FREE copy


The website is changing. The old homepage of the old website is accessible CLICK HERE Most links should still work, but like the highways, I'll fix the odd pothole, but no new pavement.

The links on this page will continue to grow. If you are having problems with any of the new pages, PLEASE email me and give me a bit of a description so I can fix it


(Acting) President's Message

PGOSA Day In Parksville......

In a word---WOW !!


Left to right, Front row: Karla B., Ana B., Marg P., Judy Mc., Sylvia F. Back Row: Rod, Peter G. Norma H., Harry R., Stan F., Lil G., Sheila B.
Missing Helpers: Rob J., David, June C., Jim P., Aileen F., David, Bruce J., Bernice D.

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

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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

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I am Don Botten, a PGOSA member and also Publicity Director for Qualicum Beach Family History Society.


I just want to let you know that on September 24, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, there will be a free genealogy one-on-one session for members of the general public, at the Parksville Regional Library, hosted by Qualicum Beach Family History Society.  This is a great way for people who are starting a family history search to get professional help.

There will also be a similar event at Qualicum Regional Library, on October 22, from 1:00pm till 4:00pm.


These sessions are provided by the libraries and hosted by the Qualicum Beach Family History Society, purely for the enjoyment and benefit of the general public.


            Thank you!


            Don Botten

            Publicity Director

            Qualicum Beach Family History Society


            (250) 954 0771



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


New members/guests can sign up for PGOSA at the
Arbutus Meadows Demo Day
September 27th, 2016

New members may join for balance of 2016 for $5.00


CLICK HERE for the Membership Signup Form

Visit the Pgosa Table  starting on Wednesday September 7th 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

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(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 (

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Randy Ann and Rod at the controls

Pancake Breakfast in the Park


Last Breakfast in the park

Thanks to all those who made this a successful event

Organizers - Anne & Rod Gibson
Grill jockeys - Rod, Rob, Randy and Jim
Beverage coordinator - Bernice Diakow
Transportation - Vern Huntley


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

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