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Glen Pine and Dogwood Pavilions offer a frozen meal delivery program.
The meals are $7.50 each and payment by credit card is taken over the computer or phone.
Frozen meals can be picked up or delivered to Coquitlam 50 plus residents by 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays (schedule may change with civic holidays).
To learn more about the program, see this week's menu items and sign up, click here.
Boost your creativity at home!
This program aims to motivate and inspire you to capture your thoughts through a creative writing process. Write a note, a paragraph, a story, a poem or incorporate it into art – the choice is yours.
Each week, we will share the theme-of-the-week and provide writing prompts to help you get started.
If you wish to share your written work, you may email it to us. Pavilions staff will write back to you.
Start a binder or a journal for yourself and before long you will have a book to share with your family.
Prompt 25: Roads
Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem about the any walkways, roads, streets or boulevards that are memorable for you. Maybe it’s a path in a forest, or has cobbled stones in a rustic village, or is a very busy intersection – there is often a story behind a street name!
Prompt 24: Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving gives us an opportunity to focus on all the things we are thankful or grateful for. Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem about the people or the things you appreciate having in your life or any experience you have had that makes you feel blessed.
Prompt 23: Positive Change
It’s been quite a year! Despite the odds, we can all do our part to make positive change. How have you turned a negative into a positive? Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem about making positive changes in your outlook on things, or share how a positive change has made a huge difference in your life or in your community.
Prompt 22: Perspective
We all have a different perspective on things happening around us. Our point of view can either be positive or negative. Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem about perspective on any topic that comes to mind where there may be more than one way to see things. Have you engaged in any good discussions or have a good story to share on this.
Prompt 21: Questions
September usually means a return to school, university, or work after the summer. This year has been different and we have so many questions – Who? What? Why? Where? When? Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem about any or all of these questions. What are you pondering and what answers are you seeking in this time of uncertainty?
Prompt 20: Pathways
A pathway is a course of action taken to achieve a specific result. What is your pathway? Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem about your choice of a pathway. Are you searching for less stress, to spending more time with family and friends, or just wanting to be a more kind and calm person?
Prompt 19: Comfort Zone
Do you have a special space, an specific activity or person, a beloved pet or an object that you recognize as being in your comfort zone? Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem about an experience, a memory, an item, person, pet or a place that brings you comfort during difficult times. These have been challenging times, share how you have tried to find solace to ease your stress.
Prompt 18: Spreading Your Wings
Have you done something that you never thought you would do? Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem about an experience, a memory or a goal you have accomplished or a challenge you would like to attempt to feel as though you are spreading your wings and achieving something memorable or important to you.
Prompt 17: Herbs and Spices
Do you grow herbs in your garden or in a container on your patio or kitchen window? Do you cook with herbs and spices? Are there flavours or smells you love or dislike? Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem about herbs or spices and include any recipes using any herbs or spices that you feel are share-worthy.
Prompt 16: Kindness
'Be Kind' is an important reminder for us all from Dr. Bonnie Henry. Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem about what kindness means to you. Share something kind you have experienced or an act of kindness that you have performed. How can we maintain kindness in our lives and in our community?
Prompt 15: Travel
Travelling to a far off destination by airplane or cruise ship has been put on hold. Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem about the trips you have experienced or share where you might like to go when travelling is no longer restricted due to the pandemic. Or, how have you made travel happen during these times?
Prompt 14: Hydration
As the weather becomes warmer it is important to keep hydrated. Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem about your favourite beverage and why you enjoy this drink. Do you have a favourite beverage recipe to share or maybe some tips on hydration that may help replace the water in our bodies.
Prompt 13: Shopping
Most retail stores have been opening with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Many people have become accustomed to shopping online. Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem about any shopping stories you may have. Do you enjoy shopping? What was your best bargain or your worst deal? Have you had an amazing shopping experience or the opposite?
Prompt 12: Summer Flowers
Summer is the best time for flowers to grow wild and in gardens. Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem about the flowers you love, the flowers you have chosen to grow or flowers you have received. They say that there is a Language of Flowers; do you speak it? Do you believe all blooms do have a meaning, such as a red rose symbolizes true love?
Prompt 11: Canada Day
What does Canada Day mean to you? Try writing a paragraph, a short story or poem about July 1 and share your thoughts or memories of being Canadian, of living in this beautiful country, past Canada Day experiences or how you will celebrate with family or friends with COVID-19 rules in place.
Prompt 10: Summer!
We are officially into the Summer season! Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem about this season or share a special memory about a summer adventure in the past, or your plan for upcoming summer fun now that Phase 3 of the COVID Restart Plan is upon us.
Prompt 9: Fathers
Fathers provide an endless source of stories – poignant, amusing, insightful. Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem about this formidable or inspiring figure that you have encountered in your life or know exists in this world.
Prompt 8: Vegetables & Fruit
The Canada Food Guide tells us to “eat plenty of vegetables and fruit.” Farmers’ Markets are now open and we have so many choices. Do you have a list of favourites or a list that you avoid eating? Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem to express how you feel about vegetables and/or fruits; or perhaps you have a tried and true recipe using either vegetables or fruits to share.
Prompt 7: Words of Wisdom
We celebrate Seniors Week the first week of June. What profound and inspiring words do you have to share if you are a senior, or what advice have you received from a senior that has made a lasting impact on you? Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem to express or impart some words of wisdom.
Prompt 6: Hope
As we move into the next phase of the current challenging situation, we HOPE that we can adjust to our new normal. What have you hoped for? Do you believe in hope? Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem to describe how you have experienced the feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.
Prompt 5: Finding Treasure
We all dream about finding hidden treasures. Anything of value to you can be a treasure. Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem to describe either an object, a person, an experience that you consider a memorable or cherished treasure.
Prompt 4: Gift of Giving
We all love receiving gifts no matter what the occasion. However, the act of giving is as equally gratifying. Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem to describe the best gift you have ever received or given. It could be an about time, an item, a feeling or an experience.
Prompt 3: Sweet Treats & Baked Goodies!
As we are sheltering at home, many people have been finding old family recipes or are trying out new ones to bake or make sweet treats and baked goodies. Try writing a paragraph, a short story or a poem to describe your favourite dessert, or how you feel when eating something delicious, or maybe you have a recipe to share with a good story behind it.
Prompt 2: Spring Happiness
Describe how you can find happiness in this season or write about anything related to Spring. Is there any particular memory that you can write a story, a paragraph or a poem about finding joy at this time of the year?
Prompt 1: "Hello"
Write about the first time you met someone or the first tie you said Hello to a new place, a new home or a new experience. Stretch your imagination on how to tell a story that starts with Hello.
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