Seniors fair set for BCNE

Everything you ever wanted to know about being a senior citizen and where to find what you need to do it right will be provided as the Prince George Council of Seniors presents the Seniors' Fair on Aug. 15 in Kin 3 during the B.C. Northern Exhibition.

Admission to the BCNE is a toonie for seniors' on Pioneer Day, which makes the Seniors' Fair accessible for everyone.

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The local council of seniors non-profit organization has offered this event since 2007, so this is lucky number 13, said Lola-Dawn Fennell, general manager of P.G. Council of Seniors .

Information booths, the Old Boot Cafe, carpet bowling demonstrations, and draws for lots of freebies is once again on the agenda.

"So seniors will find the usual round up of local organizations and businesses with services and products that would be of interest to seniors or their caregivers," Fennell said.

New to the Seniors' Fair is a booth where seniors will find representatives from Revenue Canada.

"So if people have questions about things like income splitting, or disability benefits or credits they will be there to answer their questions," Fennell said. "We've also got Northern Health Community Services on tap this year."

The Prince George Elks' Lodge has taken over the Moose Hall, 663 Douglas St., and is looking to promote it as an events venue since it's been refurbished. The Prince George & District Elizabeth Fry Society will be there to talk about housing options. There is also a business called Active Health Solutions that offers a comprehensive approach to health and wellness by incorporating functional fitness with good nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.

The cafe will offer a light lunch and refreshments and is a great place to take a break at any time during the very busy fair day.

"As usual the Hart Pioneer Centre folks will be on hand to demonstrate carpet bowling and people always enjoy that," Fennell said. "There will be lots of free draws and many different activities at the information tables."

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