Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association
 
   
   

        PGOSA ACTIVITY DIRECTORY


Badminton: 
  Recreational-level play on Monday evenings at Ballenas School on Pym Street from 7:30 until Nine. The season starts in mid-October and runs through April. Cost is $4 per session.  
  Contact: Ivan Mann 250 248-0255 
   
Bocce:
  Every Friday morning from May until September at the Picnic Shelter in the Community Park. As many as three pitches are available from Nine until Eleven. There's coffee and cookies at the Pgosa Information Table.
  Contact: Leo and Rose Bravo 250 468-5356 
   
5-Pin Bowling:
  On the Second and Fourth Thursday afternoon from late September until May at the Parksville bowling lanes. Cost is $14 for three games, shoe rental is $2. Bowlers are required to be at the alley in time to be ready for the 1:30 pm start time. 
  Contact: Bea Stark 250-248-8488
   
Brunch:
  Usually on the Third Sunday morning of each month from September to May at a variety of restaurants in Parksville and Qualicum Beach.
  Contact: Kenny Anderson 250 752-8581 kennethgeee@gmail.com  
   
Card Games:
  Usually on the Second Tuesday afternoon at One o'clock from September until May. There's a variety of table games - Poker, Cribbage, Dominoes, Board games, etc. Coffee, goodies and a draw prize. Cost is $3.
  Contact: Mona Ferguson 250-752-7129
   
Curling:
  Two ten-week sessions - from mid-October to mid-December and mid-January to mid-March at the Parksville Curling Club. Each Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm. New teams are drawn for each session. Cost is $8.
  Contact: Kim Campbell 250 248-3210 email: kimcampbell@telus.net
   
Cycling:
  Five sessions per week year-round. A faster group starts from Oceanside Arena on Mondays and Wednesdays. The “Slo-Mo’s group”, for cyclists wanting fresh air, exercise and friendly companionship, rides Sunday and Thursday from the Parksville Community Centre. "The Turtles" is for those new to cycling or those wanting a slower pace.
  Contact: Hilda Emery 250-468-5779 for Sunday and Wednesday information. For the Slo-Mo's ride, Gilles Gratton 250-586-5055 who also leads The Turtles.
   
Golf:
  A mixed tournament is organized each year at Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club, usually in June or September. It is preceeded by a putting contest and followed by dinner.
  Contact: Sheila Dale 250-248-9226
   
Hiking:
  A variety of hikes are scheduled on Tuesdays with the Highliners and Thursdays with the Trail Hikers. There are also a number of Wednesday treks. Nearly a hundred people participate in hikes that total about 1600 kms throughout the year.
  Contact: Pam Tindle 250 752-8349 for Tuesdays and Cynthia Robertson 250 468-9324 for Thursdays.
   
Hockey:
  This activity involves the largest number of Pgosa members. It is administered by the Parksville Panters who have teams in various age groups and host two major tournaments each year. Visit their website ... www.parksvillepanters.com
  Contact: Daniel Dunwoody 250 752-5780
   
Luncheons:
  For the Ladies during the Fall and Winter months. They are usually scheduled on the third Tuesday of each month at various restaurants in Parksville and Qualicum Beach.
  Contact: Doris Huntley 250 248-8889
   
Pickleball:
  Mixed teams play Tuesday evenings during the fall and winter at Ballenas School on Pym Street. $4 per evening. In spring and summer, the Lacrosse Box at the Parksville Community Park is used Monday to Friday mornings.
  Contact: Gereth McCaskill 250 248-2414
   
RV Trips:
  Two trips are scheduled each year - one in June and the second in September - both on Vancouver Island. Locations with cottages or similar accommodation are usually chosen.
  Contact: Massey Matsuda 250 951-2136
   
Skating:
  From September through April at Oceanside Community Arena at Wembley Mall.
  Contact: Phil Chabot 250 248-2550
   
Slo-Pitch:
  Like hockey, this spring-summer activity involves many players. Mixed House League games are played Monday and Wednesday mornings at the Parksville Community Park. Drop-in Ball or practice sessions are held on Friday mornings. The league is administered by the Parksville Seniors Athletic Group(PSAG).
  Contact: Gregg Dawe gfdawe@shaw.ca 250-821-1289. For Rep Ball, Paul Perkins 250 752-3782 and for Mixed-rep contact Hugh Bohm 250-248-9568
   
Tennis:
  Matches are played year-round at the Qualicum Beach Tennis Courts on Veterans' Way, 9 untill Noon, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Fee is $10 for club expenses, plus PGOSA membership.
  Contact: Edward Gregory at 250-752-7837
   
Volleyball:
  Recreational play is on Monday evenings at Coombs Hall on Ford Street. More competitive action is on Tuesday and Thursday at Arrowview Elementary on Bennett Road at Highway 19A.
  Contact: Ron Neufeld 250-951-0199 or Bruno Lanter 250-951-2372
   
Walking:
  Three walks a week are scheduled throughout the year on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings starting at Nine am (8:30 spring and summer). A different route is planned for each walk during any given month starting at a location in Parksville or Qualicum Beach. Most are about 5 km in length and take about an hour.
  Contact: Kim and Jill Brown 250-954-3213
   
Walking at a Slower Pace:
  Walks, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, start at 9.30 am sharp. Routes require less exertion because they are over generally flatter terrain. Walks are located from Parksville to Qaulicum Beach with a once-a-month route at Qualicum Bay.
  Contact: Ana 250-248-9845
   

 

 

 

 

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 is $15.

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