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The Meaning of SKY

Seniors are Keeping Young on Bowen with a variety of activities
Trees set against a blue sky

When should you start thinking of yourself as a senior? Well, for Bowen’s SKY group, the answer is 55.

SKY (Seniors Keeping Young) is a group of lively 55-plus Bowen Islanders enjoying social get-togethers, exercise programs, field trips, and each other’s friendship. Ever since Covid threw a wrench into our indoor activities, we’ve been concentrating more on the great outdoors.

Each Wednesday our walking group gets together for a hike on Bowen, geared to all levels of stamina and mobility. Each Thursday morning the yoga group meets up on Zoom, led by the lovely Diana Kaile and offering options to accommodate differing ability levels.

On the last Wednesday of each month, a lunch party is put together, meeting at one of our local eateries. Soon, once we feel assured that things are safe again, we hope to add traditional fitness classes to our activities as well as a range of fun, artistic, cultural, and sometimes wacky field trips.

We don’t ask much of our members: be 55 or older, bring your best sense of both humour and kindness, and if you’d like to participate in one of our in-person activities, we ask that you be fully vaccinated. Membership for now is free; while Covid has been an issue, we have kept expenses down by keeping our activities outdoors or on Zoom.

SKY has been operating quietly in the background of Bowen Island since 1994. Now, as we approach our 30-year anniversary, we hope to step forward and welcome more of our 55-plus Bowen Islanders to our active and friendly group. If you would like to give us a try, please call Lichen Tilley at 604-926-1842 and we will include you on our email/call list.

We’d love to meet you and maybe see you on our next walk!