Things to do at Parkinson


Take a tour of the Parkinson Activity Centre. This top notch facility features pool tables, gymnasium, table tennis,...

Posted by Ryan Donn on Monday, September 21, 2015

The Parkinson Seniors Society hosts its first craft fair this Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Parkinson Activity Centre. It's a great opportunity to check out the centre for the first time. 

I've been looking for an excuse to feature this location ever since I first stepped into the venue. For those who have been in town for a while, you'll recall that the Water Street Seniors Centre was relocated to Parkinson as part of the city's waterfront revamp (the building used to be where the new addition to Stuart Park is).

The facility is mostly used by the senior society. It provides a wide range of recreational, educational and social opportunities and programs that respond to the interests of residents 50 and older. In 2014, the society had more than 1,700 members. 

You can get all the details on their site: http://parkinsonseniors.com, but here is a snapshot:  

Fitness classes: 

  • Bike Club on Mondays mornings
  • Trekking Club on Wednesdays
  • Yoga: gentle enough for those of all ages, Tai Chi led by Harold Naka, well-known for his dedication to his practice
  • Pickleball: for beginners and advanced players
  • Table Tennis Club.


  • Social Dancing
  • Wednesday night Supper Club
  • Thursday morning coffee/meet and greet 

The computer lab offers instruction to those who are new and intimidated by computers as well as those who just want to brush up on their skills. You call also learn how to use your iPad at the centre.

Games: bridge, cribbage, pool/billiards, chess, scrabble, canasta and mah jong.  

Corrinne at Parkinson offers a warm invite to anyone who wants to learn more about the facility.

"Join us for lunch and let our on-staff chef and her crew of volunteers prepare a fabulous, healthy and low-cost lunch or snack for you while you learn more about what we have to offer.... We encourage everyone in our community who is 50 or older to come to the Parkinson Activity Centre and check out our programs and our state-of-the-art facility," she says.

Contact Corrinne or one of the volunteers by dropping by, calling 250-762-4108 or emailing [email protected] 

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Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

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