In Memoriam Frank Townsley

Frank Townsley, Cameron Seniors Watercolour Painting Instructor, passed away on September 17, 2020, after being diagnosed earlier this year with ALS.

Frank taught Watercolour Painting and Photography classes to Cameron Seniors for many years. Every year, Frank and his students demonstrated and displayed their work at the Cameron Seniors Artisan Wine and Cheese event. During his career as an artist and teacher, Frank traveled the world to capture photographs and draw inspiration for his painting. In 2016, Frank published, British Columbia, Graced by Nature’s Palette, a book of his photographs and paintings of nature in the province of BC.

At Cameron, Frank shared his expertise generously with our community’s 55+ artist-learners. His classes were encouraging for beginners, and challenging for experienced painters and photographers. He has many friends at Cameron Centre, and he will be missed. Frank’s work can be seen on his website:

Frank Townsley


Urgent Reform of Long-Term Care:
An invitation to a Zoom Webinar

The National Pensioners’ Federation (NPF) and the Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of BC (COSCO) invite you to participate in a national webinar focusing on the national reforms that are needed, right now, to ensure that seniors in long-term care residences live in safety and enjoy a quality of life that enables them to live in dignity, enjoying a respectful environment which meets their individual needs.

Join us and our expert panel to discuss the crucial role that the federal government needs to take to deal with the desperate situation that was revealed when COVID-19 began to wreak havoc in care homes. There have been many calls for improvement, both at the federal and provincial levels. Now it is time to make plans for the future and to carry them out.

Burnaby Public Library Survey

Burnaby Public Library logoThe Burnaby Public Library needs your help in getting new technology for the Library.  Please take the survey by clicking on the link below to give them feedback!


Week of the Older Person

October 1 is designated the International Day of Older Persons across the world. The theme of the 2020 commemoration is “Pandemics: Do They Change How We Address Age and Ageing?”.

The BC Association of Community Response Network regions of Fraser Valley West, Surrey, and Vancouver are hosting a Zoom event called the Week of the Older Person from September 28 to October 2.  There will be a Zoom webinar each day of that week starting at 10:00am and ending between 11:30 to 12:00 (depending on questions & dialogue of the presenter).

There is NO COST for these workshops.  Registration is NOW open for EACH day.