Castlegar Recreation Complex honoured their Golden Guests tuesday with a short ceremony followed by a cake cutting by mayor Lawrence Chernoff. The Golden Guests are local residents who are 80 plus years old and receive free entrance to the complex.
“The Golden Guests program was initiated in September and it’s free membership to our facility for anyone over the age of 80,” said Verona Walker, recreation supervisor. “So it’s 80 years-old and older. They can come to our fitness classes. They can use the aquatic centre, the steam room and the whirlpool. They can partake in our drop-in classes as well.”
Walker says there are over 20 seniors already signed up for the Golden Guests program. The Castlegar senior’s centre is also on site at the complex and is open to anyone.
“This is our way of letting them know about some of the new programs and to celebrate the people in our community,” she said. “Hopefully, we’ll get more people signed up.”