Workshops Archive

All Presentations are held at 1:30pm, at the Seniors Access Office in the Co-op Mall, unless otherwise noted


Tuesday, May 14th, 1:30 pm at the Seniors Access location in the Dawson Co-op Mall. Leslie Rutledge from South Peace Garden Society will do a presentation on “Starting Veggies and Planting in Pots” 

Tuesday, April 9th, 1:30pm at the Seniors Access office in the Dawson Co-op Mall. A presentation by Sidney Saunders from Northern Health about COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Tuesday, March 5 2024 - 1:30pm - Seniors Access office in the Co-op Mall.  Income Tax Workshop. Presented by Kate Hustack of Core Partners CPA.

Tuesday, February 20th, 1:30pm  - Seniors Access office in the Co-op Mall. Lori Knutson, from South Peace Hospice and Palliative Care Society. Presenting information on what the society does and the services they offer. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 1:30pm in the Seniors Access office in the Dawson Co-op Mall.  Sydney Saunders, Northern Health, presented a workshop on 'acid reflux medications'.



  • December 12, 2023. Seniors Access Christmas Gathering. Christmas singing with Judi McGowan. Join us for coffee, tea, and cookies and sing along! There will even be door Prizes!-- We had a great turnout for the Christmas Sing-a-long! Thank you to Judi McGowan for the wonderful seasonal music, to all who donated draw prizes, and to the volunteers who help make these events possible. 

Explore the Muskwa-Kechika

A Slide Show with Wayne Sawchuk, an eco-tourism operator, photographer, and conservationist who has worked to protect the Muskwa-Kechika Management area for many years. 

Explore the Muskwa-Kechika - Tuesday, November 14th, at 1:30pm at the Seniors Access office in the Dawson Co-op Mall. 


  • September 19, 2023. Tax Implications of Estate Planning. Presented by Kate Hustak and John Kurjata of Core Partners. 
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2023.  Sydney Saunders and the Northern Health Pharmacy Residents, Emily and Jasleen. Jasleen will do a mini session on insomnia and Emily will do a mini session on osteoarthritis. Question period to follow.
  • Tuesday, April 18,2023. Osteoporosis - What it is and How to Manage it. Presented by: Vivian Phan, Northern Health Pharmacy Resident.
  • Tuesday, April 4th, 2023. Judi McGowan making music at the Seniors Access office in the Dawson Co-op Mall 
  • Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 Income Tax Workshop "What's New for Seniors?"   Presented by Kate Hustak of 'Core Partners CPA' in the Seniors Access office in the Dawson Co-op Mall, Dawson Creek BC. 
  • February 21st, 2023.  Workshop on  "Frauds and Scams" This Workshop will be followed by the Seniors Access Annual General Meeting. Refreshments served. All welcome. 
  • January 24, 2023. What can the Primary Care Pharmacist do for you? Presented by Sydney Saunders of Northern Health  Sydney will explain her role and how to access her services


  • December 13th, 1:30pm - Seniors Access Christmas Gathering. Christmas singing with Judi McGowan. Seniors Access in the Co-op Mall

Thank you, Judi McGowan, for providing wonderful seasonal music for our Sing-Along on December 13th. 

  • October 26th. Fall 2022 Personal Planning Workshops by Seniors Helping Seniors. A series of weekly online workshops starting. Workshop Topics: Personal Planning, Advanced Care Planning, Power of Attorney, Representation Agreements, Advance Directives, Palliative Care, Wills. Click HERE to add your name to the wait list. 
  • April 26th, 2022, 1:30 pm. 'Welcome Back to Seniors Access'. Singing with Judi.
  • May 24th, 2022, 1:30 pm. 'Learn about Reverse Mortgages' presented by Terry Coe.
  • June 7th, 2022, 1:30 pm. 'Library Connections'. Learning about the cognitive care kits. Presented by Terri Calderwood.
  • July 26, 2022, 1:30 pm. 'Summer Sing-a-long with Judi McGowan. 
  • September 7th, 2022, 10:00 am. Location: Seniors' Hall. 'Current Issues for Seniors' with BC Seniors' Advocate Isobel MacKenzie. 
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022 'Singing with Judi McGowan' 1:30 pm. Seniors Access in the Co-op Mall, Dawson Creek.
  • November 8th, 2022, 1:30 pm 'Seniors Health and Wellness Institute Falls Prevention Workshop' presented by Margaret Sutton

  • November 22nd, 2022, 1:30 pm "Social Work & Northern Health" Presented by Taylor McLeod and Chantal Hannas from Northern Health.

Workshops 2020

  • January 28th, 2020, 1:30 pm. Seniors Health and Wellness workshop on Skin Conditions. Pictures illustrated warning signs of cancer, shingles, nail fungus, and pressure sores. It was presented by Margaret Sutton.
  • February 25th 2020, 1:30 pm.  Income Tax workshop--learn about new changes. Presented by Grace Peters.

Workshops 2019

  • February 26th, 2019, 1:30 pm. Income Tax workshop--learn about new changes. Presented by Grace Peters.
  • January 29th, 2019, 1:30 p.m. Fire Safety at Home. Presented by: Captain Rob Huttema, Dawson Creek Fire Department. Basic fire safety begins at home, where a little bit of planning can go a long way towards protecting your loved ones and preventing damage to your property.
  • April 9, 2019,1:30. Workshop and SPSASS Annual General Meeting. Learn How To Rethink-Save it, Toss it or Grow it
    We can help you reduce your garbage and save money. Special guests: Community Champions from DC Recycling, Love DC, PRRD and more..! Coffee and snacks to follow as well as the SPSASS AGM. All welcome

Workshops 2018

  • December 18th 1:30 Seniors Access Christmas Gathering Tuesday, Featuring Judi McGowan and the Potluck Singers. Come and enjoy Christmas songs and coffee, tea, and cookies.
  • December 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. CPR presented by paramedic Jerome Lake. Learn and review "hands only" CPR and how to use the Automated Defibrillator Machine.
  • October, 30, 2018,1:30pm. Downsizing and Decluttering. Presenter: Alaine Sullivan
  • October 16, 2018,1:30. 'Telus Wise Seniors' Presenter: Caghan Bonnough
  • September 11, 2018, 1:30pm. 'Mini Wellness Fair' Participants: Clinic Pharmacy, Dawson Creek Home Medical Needs, Parks & Rec - City of Dawson Creek, Safeway Pharmacy, Shoppers Drug Mart
  • June 26, 2018, 1:30 p.m. 'Power of Attorney and Representation Agreements'. Presenter Magrieta Abbey
  • May 15, 2018, 1:30 p.m. 'Ancestry, Family Trees, Preservation of Photos and Family History' Presenters Anne Haycock and Lynn Washington
  • May 1, 2018, 1:30 p.m. 'Celiac Disease -Is it Celiac or Wheat Disease?' Presenter Lorraine Sumners
  • April 10, 2018, 1:30 p.m. 'Container and Patio Gardening' Presenter:  Linda Greene.  The SPSASS AGM will be after the presentation.  Refreshments will be provided. All are invited to attend.
  • February 27, 2018, 1:30 p.m. 'Income Tax Seminar for Seniors: Topics and Resources to help Seniors receive their full benefits.' Presenter: Lorraine Michetti from A& D Office Services Ltd.

Workshops 2017

  • November 21, 2017.  1:30 p.m. Federal Government Topics. Presented by Emily Cooper.
  • September 19, 2017. 1:30 p.m. Alzheimer's. Presented by Muriel Stanley.
  • June 20, 2017. 1:30 p.m. Old Time Music by Chickadee Ridge. Sit back, relax and sing along.
  • May 23, 2017. 1:30 p.m. Estate Planning.  Presented by Terry Coe
  • April 25, 2017. 1:30 p.m.  'Origami Paper Craft' by Yuka Yamada “Make a gift for Someone Special” 
  • March 7, 2017. 1:30 p.m. Seniors Driving Seminar, “Stay safe behind the wheel” – “Maintain your driving skills”. It will be presented by Elaine Coldwell, Customer Service Representative and Nick Bradbury, Driver Examiner
  • February 14, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Income Tax Seminar for Seniors, “Topics & Resources to help seniors receive their full benefits” Presented by Lorraine Michetti of A & D Office Services Ltd.
  • January 17, 2017. 1:30 p.m. 'Downsizing Your Home.'  What to do with your extra "stuff" Join Jacqueline Janssen, Program Director Network Ministries, Bethel Pentecostal Church. Community  Outreach in the Dawson Creek Area. Free Store and Foodbank, Support Groups, Good Food Box Program

Past Workshops 2016

  • December 13, 2016. 1:30p.m. A Christmas Gathering.  Judy McGowan and the Potluck Singers
  • October 25, 2016,1:30 p.m.  'Fire Prevention for Seniors'.  Presented by Dawson Creek Firehall staff. 
  • November 29, 2016. 1:30 p.m  'Canada Pension Plan and other income sources for Seniors'. 
  • September 27, 2016. 1:30 p.m. 'How to Write a Memoir' presented by Jenny Schnider.
  • June 14, 2016, 1:30 p.m. 'Seniors Music Afternoon'. Chickadee Ridge (Linda and Bill Studley) and Reno Fitch.  Sing along and tap your toes. Cookie Potluck: Bring some or just bring yourself.
  •  April 19th, 2016, Mini Health Fair. 1:30. Exhibits from: Clinic Drug Store, Shoppers, Safeway, One Fitness and Yoga and Dawson Creek Home Medical Needs
  • March 31, 2016 1:00 p.m. Representation Agreements and Power of Attorney
  • February 23, 2016. 1:30. It's Not Right.  Identifying and stopping Abuse and Neglect of Seniors and Vulnerable Adults. Lindsay Jardine of BC Community Resources Network Society.
  • April 5, 2016, 1:30. Healthy Eating—We All Need to do it. Elaine Watts, Dietitian, Northern Health
  • February 9, 2016.  Radon Awareness Workshop presented by Brent Marshall of Peace Radon Protection. Testing kits will be available for purchase.

Past Workshops 2015

  • October 20, 2015, 1:30. Advocacy: How can the Legal Advocate help me? The presenter will be Tyler Holte from South Peace Community Resources Society.
  • September 15, 2015. 1:30 p.m. Service Canada
  • July 14, 2015. 1:30 p.m Boosting Your Memory. Calley Armstrong of Clinic Drug Store
  • June 9, 2015, 1:30. Mental Health - What is it? Why is it important? How can I take care of it?  Northern Health.
  • April 28, 2015.1:30. Games Afternoon.
  • April 21,2015,1:30.  Mini Health Fair. Booths by Clinic Pharmacy, DC Home Medical Needs, Safeway, Shoppers and others.
  • March 102015, 1:30. 'Don't Let the Frogs Get in the Washing Machine!' Presented by Carol Loney and will deal with healthy emotional aging.
  • January 27, 2015, 1:30. Income Tax information presented by Schilds, Kurjata

Past Workshops 2014

  • December 9, 2014, 1:30. "Open Window of Opportunity in Palliative Care"  Presenter - Andre Lavoie
  • November 25, 2014, 1:30. ' Nutrition - Connections with Diabetes and UTI (Urinary Tract Infections)' Presenter - Cara Umbrite, Dietician, NHA
  • November 18, 2014, 1:30. 'Everything you Always Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask'.  Presenter Reynars'-Funeral Home.
  • September 30, 2014, 1:30. Webinar. 'Representation Agreements and Power of Attorney'. Joanne Taylor of NIDUS
  • September 9, 2014, 1:30. : Service Canada
  • June 10, 2014, 1:30. Live-in-Caregiver Program for Seniors. Katie Stevenson, Immigration Consultant
  • May 25, 2014, 1:30. Games Afternoon.  Michele Mobley- Literacy Now
  • May 20, 2014, 1:30.  Healthy Living- A Mini Trade Fair. Local Health and Fitness vendors and providers
  • May 13, 2014, 1:30. Genealogy.  Anne Haycock and Joan Tubb
  • April 29, 2014, 1:30. Games Afternoon- Michele Mobley- Literacy Now
  • March 25, 2014, 1:30. Rescue Skills.  B.C. Ambulance Service- Sarah Shaw
  • March 11, 2014, 1:30. Hands on Energy.  Presented by N.E.AT.
  • February 25, 2014, 1:30.  Games Afternoon.  Michele Mobley- Literacy Now
  • February 11, 2014, 1:30. Income Tax- The Latest Information. Grace Peters
  • January 28, 2014, 1:30.  Games Afternoon- Michele Mobley- Literacy Now