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Truro seniors’ club provides friendship, fitness and fun

Members of the Good Times Senior Citizens Club recently enjoyed a Canada 150-themed evening.
Members of the Good Times Senior Citizens Club recently enjoyed a Canada 150-themed evening.

TRURO, N.S. -   The dancing shoes are ready and the dancers are eager to hit the floor. The Good Times Seniors’ Club begins its 38th year of activities on Sept. 12 and many people are looking forward to it.

“I like the dancing and friendship,” said Helen Neil, who first joined the club in 1991 and has been a board member since 1996. “You become like part of a family when you’re there as long as I’ve been.”

People get together to dance and socialize at the Royal Canadian Legion in Truro Tuesday nights between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. from September until the end of June. They join in waltz quadrilles, polkas, slow waltzes, fox trots, jive – and sometimes some singing.

“It gives people a chance to dance, even if they don’t have a partner to come with, but people don’t even have to dance; they can just come and enjoy the evening,” said Neil.

There’s live music and refreshments, and themed events (such as Easter bonnet night, western night, ’50s and ’60s night, and tropical night) are held throughout the year.

Membership is $10 per year, and an all-time high was reached in 2003 when there were 300 members. Non-members are also welcome to attend dances, which have a $7 admission fee.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/goodtimeseniors.dance.club/

 

lynn.curwin@trurodaily.com

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