July 9: Join the Walk/Run/Roll 2023 Edmonton Bagel Loop

The 2023 Edmonton Bagel Loop will be held on July 9 at Victoria Park in Edmonton. File photos from 2019.

By Svetlana Pavlenko and Elaine Salkie

(AJNews) – On Sunday July 9, the Jewish Senior Citizen’s Centre is hosting the Edmonton Bagel Loop: Walk/Run/Roll at Victoria Park, 12030 River Valley Road in NW Edmonton.

Do you know that here in Edmonton there is a place that gives you the opportunity to experience the joys of travel without airport hassle, to sample international cuisine with no concern about if it is kosher, to learn about topics which interest you without worrying about marks and homework?

What do you know about the Jewish Senior Citizen’s Centre?

Do you know that the Centre is an amazing place for the intellectually curious who seek to expand their knowledge and keep up to date with what is happening in the world, and for those with young souls who are looking for friendship and companionship?

We host beautiful lunches with the Edmonton Opera, tasty boozy brunches with the Opera Nuova Vocal Arts and special presentations and events with professors from the University of Alberta and other universities, local talented musicians and writers and great professionals from our own community.

Do you know that we not only provide kosher home-made lunches but also take-out frozen food? We are famous for our soups: Moroccan Peanut, Pickle, No-chicken chicken soup with Matza Balls, Lemon-Lentil and many others! Have you tried them all?

Got extra calories eating our lunches or just want to get in shape? We have fitness solutions for you. Choose from a meditative and relaxing yoga class on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., a well-balanced fitness class with Bonnie on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. or a dynamic body work fitness with Anna on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Cannot choose? Try them all and feel great!

We are involved with the younger generation. Students from the UofA organize interesting and fun presentations with discussion at our Schmooze with Youth at Coffee Time program. We have one-on-one training sessions ranging from How to use your smart phones, I-Pads and other gadgets, to How to crochet and many more.

Do you know that every Hannukah we produce more than 4000 latkes, every Purim more than 2000 Hamantaschen and we celebrate all Jewish holidays with pride and joy? Have you ever joined us? Try this year.

For us to implement all our wonderful ideas, our executive director constantly applies for grants and other funding to all level of government, foundations and other funders. You too can be an important part of this financial support system. You can order our beautiful tribute cards which start at $10 and up and we will be your messenger to send your good wishes to any person anywhere in the world. You can order a Shalom Wall plaque (starts at $120) – a permanent tribute to you and your loved ones on the Jerusalem Skyline Wall of History at our Centre; you can also sign up to make a monthly donation.

AND you can participate in our upcoming Third Annual Bagel Loop: Walk, Run & Roll. The Centre created this very special event in 2018. We received great support from our amazing community, and we want to invite you to be with us this year. Our seniors will gear up their canes, walkers and wheelchairs to walk a trail around Victoria Park and then enjoy BBQ, games, and special lottery prizes.

It is a unique “friendraiser – fundraiser” put on BY Seniors FOR Seniors and their Families in support of our Centre. Bring your family, friends and new members.

Gather pledges for your participation: ask your family, friends, doctors, pharmacists, hairdressers, nail specialists, mechanics and favourite shop owners. Pledge forms are available at the office, at jdicseniors.ca and in our Newsletter.

Registration fees are:  Family (any 4 members) – $50, Adult – $20, Kids over 10 – $15 and Kids under 10 – Free.

Our oldest participant in 2019 was 94 (he is participating again this year) and the youngest one was one. We are expecting around 200 participants this year.

The preliminary event schedule is: 10 a.m. Registration and morning snacks; 10:30 a.m. Warm-up workshop facilitated by the Centre’s Fitness Instructors; 11 a.m. The Walk/Run/Roll starts; and at 12 noon family-friendly international cuisine BBQ and games begin.

Register at jdicseniors.ca and be an active part of our community!



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