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Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors (NHCS) is a volunteer organization that exists to provide opportunities for all senior citizens 60+ years to participate in and lead more meaningful, active, healthy and complete lives in our community.  Join an activitiy and make new friends.

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Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors   CELEBRATE 50 Years with us!   1967 - 2017

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We have a  2-page NHCS Brochure on the benefits of joining NHCS.  Please read and print it, and hand it out to others who might be interested in joining us.  Find it here.

For general information about NHCS Activities - click HERE,

And for more detailed information on many of the NHCS Activity Groups  - click HERE. 

If you are part of an NHCS activity that doesn't have a write-up on this site then please email us your write-up at

Find Your Acitivty's Location

For Google Maps showing NHCS locations click HERE. And the City has a series of Virtual Tours of facilities including Bowen Complex and Oliver Woods Centre - see them HERE.


If sight problems have stopped you from playing outdoor sports in the summer, maybe it’s time to try lawn bowling.


Nanaimo Lawn Bowling Club has an active section for visually impaired people.


Click HERE for more information.


NDRC identifes needs and offers programs and servics to help those with temporary or permanent disabilities better cope within their community.
  • Do you need a Disability Parking Permit?
  • Got a disability and you drive?  Then find out what income tax benefits you can claim on your income tax for your gas and save.  
Want to join the computer age?  Then check this out.

Free Computer and Technology Training through NDRC
April 2017

Email Contact:
Tel:   250-758-5547

Waste collection schedule available at
April 2017

Volunteers Needed

The Canadian Red Cross Society is seeking volunteers for the Nanaimo and surrounding area Health Equipment Loan and Disaster Management programs.  Call toll free 1-855-995-3529.

Check out the poster HERE for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQ  section on this website to find  answers to your questions about membership and the Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors Association.
Updated June 2016

Happy Canada Day

We would like to invite everyone to join in the

July 1, 2017
 from 10 am to 10 pm
Maffeo Sutton Park

Bring your lawn chair, enjoy the food, entertainment and visit our table next to the Parks and Recreation booth for more information about us.

will be held on
August 18, 19 and 20th, 2017
at Beban Park

Come one.  Come all.  Come have some fun!
Come visit our booth and find out what's going on.

Bowen Park Complex
500 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC


NEW Board of Directors

Your current Board of Directors would like to
thank all members who attended and participated
in the 2017Annual General Meeting

Updated Board of Directors
   2017-2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Coming the draft minutes from our last Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on May 18, 2017 click here

The latest available Board Meeting Minutes (May 2017). Previous minutes can be read here.


Volunteer Awards of Excellence

 President Bettie Godfrie presented
2016 Awards of Excellence

2016 Award of Excellence Recipient2016 Award Recipient
      Ellen Farquhar            Karen Morgan

 President Bettie Godfrie presented
2017 Awards of Excellence

2017 Awards of Excellence Recipients
 Joy Vikstrom (L) and Judy Dieno (R)

for over 20 years of volunteer service to the Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors Society.   We would like to offer our Congratulations and a BIG THANK YOU to each of them for their  dedication and many years of hard work!!!!!!! 

Seniors Activities Programs

To discover the fun activities we have organized for your enjoyment simply click on the Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors Programs for Adults 60+ image below.

To become a member simply visit any Parks and Recreation facility (Bowen Park Complex,  Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, Beban Park or Oliver Woods Community Centre) in person, present your ID and register.  You won't regret it!  
Click on  July and August 2017 Program Guide below to open

July and August 2017 Senior Program Guide

Click for the Program Schedule by Day.  It is  also found on the 2nd last page of the issue above .

The previous issue can be read by clicking here.

In keeping with new beginnings, we have renamed the NHCS "Newsletter" to Programs for Adults 60+. We feel that this more aptly describes our guide.  Want to share your thoughts on this name, email us at  

The latest newsletter is published regularly every 2 months on the 3rd Thursday.  

Looking for other activities?  Click on Parks and Recreation's Program Guide below.

Parks and Rec Spring and Summer Activities


NHCS Craft Workers donate to Loaves and Fishes Food Bank
Updated May 10, 2017

 Our gifted Craft Group work hard all year long and were happy to present a cheque for $500 from their ongoing sales to Peter Sinclair for the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank on April 26, 2017.   

Here's your opportunity to enter your feedback. Use this link to the City of Nanaimo's website blog featuring an article highlighting the Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors Organization.  City of Nanaimo Blog - Active Aging with Parks, Recreation and Environment.

We welcome your feedback either on that  blog or by email here.

If you have any photos or videos of NHCS activities, and you'd like to share them, then you can email them from here.

Email here   if you have comments or queries on NHCS or this web-site

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