BY AUSTIN PAYEUR
TOWN & COUNTRY NEWS
The 2020 seniors tea has been cancelled, but don’t throw your tea into the harbour just yet.
Throughout the week of June 1 to June 5, registered seniors will receive a small tea-themed package on their doorstep in honour of Seniors’ Week.
The seniors tea is a celebration meant to recognize and celebrate local seniors who make positive contributions to their communities.
Before this year’s event was cancelled due to social distancing, the 2020 tea was going to be something special.
“The seniors tea is held in conjunction with the local FCSS,” says Trudy Hodges, Beaverlodge Family and Community Support Services co-ordinator.
“Beaverlodge FCSS does their own seniors tea every year in the first week in June.
“But every second year the FCSS departments across the County of Grande Prairie, including Beaverlodge, Wembley and Hythe, come together to do a big seniors tea event. This would’ve been one of those years.”
The tea party will still go on.
Seniors from the city and county of Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Wembley and Hythe are eligible to register to receive a package containing a teacup and goodies.
“We’re calling it an at-home seniors celebration,” says Hodges.
“Seniors from the participating communities can register to receive the gift package, and also be entered for a prize draw.
“Seniors will also be invited to visit the Grande Prairie Seniors Outreach Facebook page for a live performance by a local artist, set for June 5 at 1:30 p.m.”
Anyone from the participating communities wishing to register is asked to do so before May 27 at 5 p.m. To register, contact 780-532-9722 ext. 2400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruth and Wendell Rice were the winners of the door prize at last year's Beaverlodge seniors tea.
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