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Art Talk | Alma

Our Featured Artist is Alma.

How long have you been involved with this art process at Baptist Housing?

Even before I came to Shannon Oaks, I've been involved with music and poetry for 50 plus years.

Who do you enjoy sharing art with?

I do it mostly for my own enjoyment but I did run a creative writing club at Shannon Oaks for about 5 years.  It was well attended and we enjoyed each others' work.

Canada Day Memories

Our Communities celebrated Canada's 150th Anniversary in style. We hosted a variety of events, from BBQs to parades; but that's not all, more events are taking place in the next few weeks. Shannon Oaks Vancouver celebrates an entire Camp Week in Canada's honour starting July 10.

Summer Newsletter | 2017

Our newsletter celebrates our volunteers this season. We have also participated in community events to bring hope and support other non-profit organizations.

Summer is a busy season - be sure to read our newsletter to find out everything that has been happening in our communities. Hallmark joins our family, an amazing Mother's Day fashion show and the scaling of Boucherie Grind - it's Summer at Baptist Housing!

Read the full newsletter here.


Our Kelowna Team made the #Canada150 initiative and here is the full story via Volinspire.

Art Talk | Judy

Our Featured Artist is Judy.

How long have you been involved with this art process at Baptist Housing?

Judy has been making jewelry for about 10 years and is self-taught. 

Who do you enjoy sharing or making art with?

 Judy likes to make people happy with her beautiful creations.  She makes the jewelry in her suite, and enjoys sharing them with residents at shows and participating in Craft Fairs at the Oak Bay Campus

We welcome Hallmark to the family

We are pleased to announce that Baptist Housing has entered an agreement with Hallmark Retirement Communities to acquire its two retirement residences located in Abbotsford, effective July 31, 2017.

Art Talk | Darlaine

Our Featured Artist is Darlaine.

Who do you enjoy sharing or making art with?

I have enjoyed playing piano in Baptist Housing Communities since the 1980s but I play for anyone.

Why do you like being an artist?

Singing or playing the piano is giving, it's an opportunity to enjoy a moment with others. Music is creating and I never play the same composition in the same way twice.

Who first inspired or taught you this craft?

Art Talk | Mieke

Our Featured Artist is Mieke.

How long have you been involved with this art process at Baptist Housing?

Moved to Shannon Oaks- Oak Bay a few years ago but I have worked with crafts and painting since a I was a young lady.

Who do you enjoy sharing or making art with?

Art was something in me. I was married with 4 children and yet my husband always encouraged  and supported me. He would even cook so I could have time to pursue art.

Boucherie Grind

Baptist Housing is proud to support the Toyota Boucherie Grind held on June 25, 2017. The Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS) is a unique non-profit and charitable organization that uses adaptive equipment, enabling people of all abilities and disabilities to interact with the great outdoors. Most importantly CRIS creates memories and experiences that everyone can enjoy. For more information visit AdaptiveAdventures.ca

Seniors Community Luncheon

Summer is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than joining our picnic style luncheon! All seniors are welcome to join and meet new friends. Here are the details:

Menu: roast chicken, sausage rolls, quiche, salads and dessert.

Entertainment by Dan Summers.

Venue: Westside Seniors Centre 3661 Old Okanagan Hwy.

Date: Saturday June 24.

Time:Doors will open at 11.30am. Lunch will be served at 12pm.