“This is amazing…this is the best event I have ever seen held specifically for seniors!” ~ a guest who attended Older, Bolder, Better June 2019
Older, Bolder, Better – The Highlights!
A RECORD AMOUNT WAS RAISED!
- 70 exhibitors and vendors, 262 lunches, donations, raffles, the silent auction, 50/50, book and puzzle sale, and memberships.
- The silent auction at OBB was well attended. We had 42 items donated by local businesses and members, with a total estimated value of $5,225. A sum of $2,027 was raised, surpassing amounts raised over the past 2 silent auctions at OBB.
WE HAD A RECORD FOR ATTENDANCE!
- An amazing 600 OBB programs were handed out to attendees. If we add the vendors, exhibitors, all the volunteers and staff, we had at least 750-800 people!
- Every room was bustling. Our main gym had 40 exhibitors, Our Harry Farmer room featured vendors selling tupperware, 5th Avenue Jewellery, Epicure, Norwex, Soup, Scarves and more!
- Our Meeting Room featured local politicians Andrew Knack and Kelly McCauley as well as WSAC committees and other non profit organizations
- Our Arts & Craft Room featured long time members Ross L who was selling his amazing woodworking products and the wonderful ladies from our Mitten Crew!
Aligra Wine and Spirits was here, having wine tasting for attendees and Seniors Home Care By Angels were giving free flowers to all the ladies in attendance! Daisy Chain Book Co. was also on hand and survived the rain, selling books from their amazing mobile book store! Worry Free Plumbing graciously provided popcorn to attendees, handing out over 500 bags of freshly popped popcorn!
The new Minister of Seniors and Housing, the Hon. Josephine Pon was one of our Guest Speakers. Louis Bloom from Chartwell gave a presentation on the Wish of A Lifetime and Bruce Bowie entertained a full house with some great stories!
PHOTO BOOTH PROVIDED BY CHARTWELL WESCOTT!
Major sponsors of WSAC and OBB, Chartwell Wescott provided a Photo Booth for the day. It was busy all day and even our Marketing Coordinator Lorena S. and longtime member Ross L. found some time to take a photo!
A HUGE THANK YOU!
A huge thank you to our volunteers, Board of Directors and staff that made OBB one of the best Alberta Seniors Week events! We would also like to acknowledge all of our sponsors who without their support, OBB would not be possible!
- Seniors Home Care By Angels
- Alberta Association of Optomotristss
- Aligra Wine & Spirits
- Congdon’s Aids To Daily Living
- Eldercare Edmonton
- Estate Connection Law Firm
- Greater Edmonton Foundation
- Greater Edmonton Taxi Service
- Home Care Assistance Edmonton
- Westlawn Funeral Home
- Alosio Cosmetics
- Canterbury Foundations
- Dignity Memorial
- Marrazzo Law Office
- Servus Credit Union
- Shepards Care At Home