Seniors start the new year on an active note

Thursday afternoons are reserved for dancing at the Keremeos Seniors Centre

Robert Gurney and Irene Patterson enjoy a Thursday afternoon dance at the Seniors Centre on January 2. The Thursday afternoon dances attract seniors from all over the region.

Robert Gurney and Irene Patterson enjoy a Thursday afternoon dance at the Seniors Centre on January 2. The Thursday afternoon dances attract seniors from all over the region.

Every Thursday afternoon from 1:30    until 4 p.m., seniors from all over the country get together at the Keremeos Seniors Centre to “cut a rug”.

Dancing is the activity du jour for members of the senior community on Thursdays, and it’s not unusual to find couples from all over Western Canada participating in the Thursday afternoon sessions, which also feature live music.

Thursday, January 2 was no exception as  15 – 20 couples took to the floor for an enjoyable afternoon of dancing waltzes, polkas and other ballroom type dances.

“We’ve been coming here for 13 years,” said Harry Lamberti  of Nepawan, Saskatchewan. He and wife Vi winter in Osoyoos and enjoy the weekly trips to Keremeos on Thursday afternoon.

Other dancers hailed from Summerland, Oliver, High Level, Alberta, and Penticton.