For Immediate Release


Oliver Town Council has officially proclaimed June 2nd - 8th, 2024 as Seniors’ Week in Oliver to celebrate and honour the many contributions seniors make to the community of Oliver. A number of activities and events are planned around Oliver during Oliver Seniors’ Week.

The Town of Oliver, Oliver Senior Centre, Oliver and District Recreation, Better at Home, and other partners are working together to coordinate the week of activities and events. The week is being celebrated in communities across British Columbia.

To learn more, visit or stop by one of these locations to pick up a paper copy of the schedule:

• Town Hall (6150 Main Street)
• Town’s Finance Office (6173 Kootenay Street, on the lower level across the parking lot from Town Hall)
• Oliver and District Recreation (6359 Park Drive)
• Oliver Senior Centre (5876 Airport Street)
• Desert Sun Counselling (762 Fairview Road)

A summary of events of the week include:

At Oliver and District Recreation, there is complimentary access to the Oliver Fitness Room for seniors living in Oliver during the entire week. Recreation staff will also be hosting a free outdoor fitness equipment circuit at Lion’s Park on Tuesday, June 4th and Thursday, June 6th. Meet at the Lion’s Park washrooms at 3:30pm.

The Oliver Senior Centre is hosting a pancake breakfast to kick off the week on Sunday, June 2nd at 8:30am ($10 per person with discounts for Seniors 90+ years old or married for 50+ years), BINGO! on Friday, June 7th at 1:00pm (must purchase playing cards), and a dinner and dance to wrap up the week on Saturday, June 8th at 4:30pm (tickets must be purchased in advance of the event at the Oliver Senior Centre).

Oliver Mayor Johansen will be hosting two Walk and Talk sessions during the week to hear directly from local seniors. On Monday, June 3rd, the Walk and Talk starts at 9:30am at the Town Hall Rose Garden, and on Wednesday, June 5th, the Walk and Talk starts at the Salmon Chief Statue in Bridge Park at 9:30am. The Town’s public works department will be hosting a coffee and plants discussion at 10:00am on Thursday, June 6th at the Town Hall Rose Garden – join us to learn more about some of the plants and gardens that the public works team cares for throughout the community.

On Thursday, June 6th, the Town of Oliver is partnering with Better at Home, Simon Fraser University, and the BC Lung Foundation to host a do-it-yourself air filter workshop. With an increase in wildfire smoke across the province during the summer months, the workshop will help participants build an air filter for their homes to help decrease the amount of wildfire smoke present in their homes. Participants must pre-register by calling 250-485-6200. There is a maximum of 30 seats. All supplies will be provided. The workshop runs from 4:00pm-6:00pm with a light dinner provided for all participants.

If you have any questions, please contact the Town of Oliver.

Town of Oliver