Category: Village of Cumberland

Cumberlanders Take Action on Accessibility

Cumberland celebrated Access Awareness Day on Saturday, June 1st. Access Awareness Day is a campaign of the Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC) to respond creatively and purposefully in building a society where barriers to inclusion are removed, and to ensure the independence, self-esteem, dignity, and security of all citizens.

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Free Senior’s Fitness Classes Coming in the New Year

Cumberland Recreation is continuing its collaboration with BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) and the University of British Columbia’s Active Aging Research Team to offer two free programs to encourage seniors to get up, get out and get active in 2019. Choose to Move and ActivAgeTM are free for anyone 65 years and older, who are not currently active, but want get moving.

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Women’s History Month at the Cumberland Museum and Archives

The Cumberland Museum and Archives celebrates Women’s History Month with two unique events. Life in a coal town like Cumberland was not easy for the women who settled here. Dangerous mining conditions and the loss of husbands and sons meant that many women struggled to make ends meet, in a world where only men were allowed to work in the coal mines. The best way to survive and care for the family was to take control. Join community guide, Marianne Bell, on Saturday, October 20 at 2 pm, on a guided walking tour of the Village featuring stories of women who lived extraordinary lives making Cumberland their home.

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