April-27 to April-27, 2018 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Our caterer will be serving a meal from the many familiar spring dishes of Asia. Expect to have meat entrees, fresh vegetables, salads, desserts, and drinks. Our Bingo Word game and prizes are always a fun part to end our celebration
Syria has been a cradle of civilization for at least 10,000 years. The modern state of Syria ? adjoining Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Israel and Lebanon ? began as Ottoman empire was broken up after the first World War. It became independent in 1946. Its capital, Damascus, is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Along with friends, local Syrians will tell about their country and their culture. Popular Middle Eastern savouries and snacks will be served.
Seniors are invited to attend our social gatherings on the first Friday of the month (May 5, June 1, July 6 and Aug 3) to learn more about older adult programs at the centre as well as in the community. Complimentary lunch is provided at 12:00pm. Please call the front desk at 604-257-6980 no less than one week in advance to reserve your meal.
Middle Eastern dancers are popular throughout our Lower Mainland. Our plans are to have a Belly Bancer entertain us and show us some simple steps that we can follow along.Come and enjoy a fun afternoon with music and dance. Savoury and sweet snacks will help to create a festive atmosphere.
Middle Eastern food is a favourite in the Lower Mainland. Syrian cuisine mainly uses eggplant, zucchini, onion, garlic, meat (mostly from lamb and poultry), dairy products, bulgur, sesame seeds, rice, and chickpeas. We will be learning how to make Tabbouleh, a delicious salad of the Middle East. Tabbouleh is made of bold finely chopped parsley, and onion, and seasoned with olive oil and lemon juice.