Paintearth Lodge staff had some extra help with the Tea Bake Sale held on June 6th. Several students from Theresetta werre on hand helping people with their bake sale purchases as well as serving tea and coffee. The Tea Bake Sale was one of many events held in the region to celebrate Seniors Week (June 2nd-8th). Kevin J. Sabo photo

Castor Celebrates Seniors’ Week

Seniors in Castor were celebrated from June 2nd to 8th for Seniors’ Week

  • Jun. 11, 2019 11:30 p.m.

By Kevin J. Sabo

For the Advance

Seniors in Castor were celebrated from June 2nd to 8th for Seniors’ Week.

The week of festivities began on June 3rd, with a free pancake breakfast being served up by the staff of the Paintearth Lodge. Mayor Richard Elhard even made an early morning appearance to read the declaration for Seniors Week. Later, the Scapa Community Hall hosted the annual Spring Strawberry Tea.

Seniors were again in the forefront on Wednesday, with Castor & District F.C.S.S. sponsoring activities in both Halkirk and in Castor.

Members of both communities who attended were able to work on painting a concrete sunflower and beat the heat with an ice-cream float.

Thursday, the lodge residents hosted the community at their annual Tea & Bake Sale.

“It went pretty good,” said Brenda Kneller, the activity coordinator at Paintearth Lodge.

“We had over 80 people.”

The baking tables at the ever-popular event started almost overflowing with donated baked goods when the event started at 2 p.m, but by 2:15 p.m. there was little in the way of baking left.

Theressetta students were onhand to help with the Bake Sale and Tea.

Seniors week wrapped up on a rainy June 7th for the Seniors of Castor, where the residents of the lodge were treated to a barbecue steak dinner.

Seniors Week is celebrated during the first week of June on a yearly basis, however we should never forget that we have the world we have today because of them, and we need to celebrate them all year long.


Peggy Borstrom, Katie Turre, Melody Kent and Joy Walker paint cement sunflowers in the Halkirk Seniors Centre on June 5th. Castor District FCSS sponsored the event, one of several happening in the region during Seniors week (June 2nd-8th). FCSS also supplied ice cream floats for anyone who wanted one. Kevin J Sabo photo

The Paintearth Lodge hosted a pancake Breakfast on June 2nd. Around 100 seniors and community residents attended the free event. Kevin J. Sabo photo

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