Juan de Fuca 55+ Table Tennis
Community Policing Advisory Committee
In 1991 Kathy & Les Quilter and Joan & Merv Brillinger started Table Tennis at Juan de Fuca 55+. Over the years both couples represented Juan de Fuca 55+ Activity Centre in the Seniors Games; all at their own expense. The Quilters have over 80 medals from the Games and the Brillinger’s also have a healthy number. Today, Roy Perren leads this lively bunch of approximately 35 participants as they challenge their intellectual and agility skills by playing three times a week. Just this year Paul Martin brought home a Bronze medal from the Senior’s Games.
Earlier in 2015, Table Tennis applied for and was awarded a $500 grant from the Community Policing Advisory Committee. This enabled the Table Tennis group to purchase another Tennis table. To show off their skills and their purchase; on Wednesday, October 14 at 5:15 pm the tennis 55+ group invited the West Shore RCMP’s Community Policing Advisory Committee (CPAC) to participate in a ‘head to head’ battle of Table Tennis. Participants were briefed on the rules (what rules??) and the fun began. Comments from the CPAC members were: ‘These seniors are good’ ‘I am amazed at all the programs offered….can‘t wait to be 55; hey wait, I am 55, I could be a member.
The West Shore RCMP’s community policing advisory committee (CPAC) was formed to provide a forum for local municipalities and community organizations served by the West Shore RCMP detachment to discuss policing procedures, address public concerns, and exchange information aimed at increasing public safety.
In 2010 CPAC began awarding grants from a small percentage of the revenue the detachment collects through Criminal Record checks to organizations that make a positive impact in the community
Offering assistance with the purchase of the Tennis Table is a perfect example of promoting healthy choices and lifestyle while meeting the needs of a community. Grants are awarded two times a year. The next call for proposals ends Feb. 29