Local Seniors Festival events announced

Members of Makai Lakes Outrigger Canoe Club getting ready for a paddle

Outrigger canoeing, song and dance are just some of the local activities and events in next year’s Seniors Festival to get a financial boost from the NSW Government.

The 2022 Seniors Festival will be held from March 25 to April 3 hosting a variety of cultural, creative, sporting and recreational programs.

The Makai Lakes Outrigger Canoe Club will host an event at Point Wolstoncroft to attract seniors to attend an information and water activity session to see if outrigger canoe paddling is a sport they might like to try.

They’ll also have the chance to participate in four free follow-up paddles before making a decision to join.

Gentle dance classes will be on offer through One Direct Connect Limited, which operates from 1 Bay Village Rd, at Bateau Bay.

Residents might be more familiar with the group going by the name Meals on Wheels Central Coast.

Toukley 50 Plus Leisure and Learning Centre, at 1 Hargraves St, plans to hold a COVID-safe concert of songs we love, with friends we have missed, to celebrate getting through the lockdowns.

There will be free demonstrations, examples of activities and information about events held at the centre.

More information about Seniors Festival events can be found online at seniorsfestival.nsw.gov.au

Sue Murray