The summer season is fast approaching. The Centre will be open weekdays from 9am-3pm thanks to our wonderful volunteers. Many activities continue, though you can check the activity schedule month to month for changes.

The kitchen is open until June 10th, and will reopen for takeout on July 5th. Emily will be offering take out soup, sandwich & desserts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and fish & chips & dessert on Fridays.

Emily’s frozen entrees will continue to be available. Yay!

Hopefully, we’ll have a coffee station soon so members can enjoy social time at the Centre. It would be great to have the books back too. If you’re going to IKEA soon, let us know!

The Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon will be held in August at some point. Our amazing Centre would not be able to stay open without the incredible number of dedicated volunteers we have. Thank you all!

More fun—the bus trips are back! Check the listings (page 4) for all of the upcoming bus trips for June. There will be a sign up sheet at the front desk and you can pay when you sign up. Drivers Kathleen Dufour and Rick McGowan are back along with Ken Legge, our Maintenance Director who got the bus fixed, inspected, insured, and cleaned on the inside. Thanks to Mark Garland and Fred Baines for the power washing party that made the bus sparkly again.

And thanks to everyone for their enthusiasm and suggestions.

More news—we have hired an Office Manager/Coordinator to help organize activities, rentals, communication and the general running of the Office with the volunteers, and your Directors. Get ready to say hello to Eric very soon. Don’t worry—more info to follow at the Centre and in the next Echo.

Huge thanks to the Directors who have been coming in regularly to work in the office, databases and financials. Next we’ll be resuming some of the very important Committees. Lots of work, but vital.

If you have an interest area, please send an email to . Not all committees will start soon or meet often, but it would be good to know who is interested and willing to contribute.

Happy June!