Mission’s Chartwell Cedarbrook retirement residence held a 10 year anniversary party last week. / Kevin Mills Photo

Classic cars, ice cream, live shows and more at Mission seniors celebration

Mission’s Chartwell Cedarbrooke retirement residence celebrates 10 year anniversary

Classic cars, ice cream, barbecues and live entertainment were all part of a very special celebration held last Friday.

The Chartwell Cedarbrooke retirement residence on Seventh Avenue in Mission held a 10-year anniversary party and the public was invited to join in the festivities.

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“It was amazing. Everybody had a really good time,” said Vicky Ross, lifestyles and program manager at Chartwell Cedarbrooke.

“There was great participation by the residents and from the community. The car club was here. It was great.”

The classic cars was one of the highlights of the day as many of the seniors strolled through the display, checking out the restored vehicles.

“It’s really great for the residents to see the old cars. It just brings them back to a place of reminiscing and just reliving those great memories and the great times they had. It kind of brings them back to their youth and you see the joy on their faces as the get to sit in the cars and get their pictures taken,” Ross said.

Many residents talked about how much they paid for their ’56 Chevy and compared prices now. One resident even joked that the cars were in better shape than him.

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The other big event on the day was a live performance by Bernie and Red, a singing and comedy duo.

Ross said she printed 150 tickets and it was a sellout. In fact, they even managed to seat some extra people who showed up without tickets.

“They were laughing hysterically or signing along to songs. It was just great.”

Tickets were $5 or a donation to the local food bank. The money raised went to two causes – the food bank and Wish of a Lifetime Canada, which helps seniors’ wishes come true.

Other events held during the festivities included a pancake breakfast, a treasure hunt, family photo ops, a barbecue, an ice cream social and a beer garden.

“We were jam-packed with events from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Ross said.



kevin.mills@missioncityrecord.com

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