Hundreds gather for Multicultural Seniors Day celebration

November 4, 2022

MOSAIC’s annual Multicultural Seniors Day celebration was back in full swing with more than 300 attendees on Saturday, Oct. 29.

With the theme of Seniors and Saging, the event was a chance to connect and thank seniors for their contributions. The term ‘saging’ comes from the word ‘sage’, which is a person who has developed or attained wisdom from life experiences.

The event was opened by Skwxú7mesh Nation Elder Latash-Maurice Nahanee and Delhia Nahanee with a beautiful Indigenous welcome that included drumming, singing, and words about the importance of strong relationships and community as together we build a stronger Canada.

MOSAIC CEO Olga Stachova, Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley, MLA Anne Kang, and MLA Mabel Elmore provided words of welcome and congratulations to the incredible seniors who participate in programs and outreach.

The event included performances from the senior women’s Indian classical group, senior-led belly dancing, laughing yoga, and singing. The senior’s musical theatre group entertained the audience with their rendition of Three Little Pigs and My Favourite Things.

The event also launched MOSAIC’s inaugural Sage Awards for seniors who model the ideals of long-term commitment, resilience, and leadership.  Congratulations to all the winners including Sue Innes, Dorcas Reimer, Arsenio Chau (Models of Commitment and Support); Celia Xiling Deng and Benyi Qin (Models of Resiliency); and Ann Kuoan Fang and Jim Chun Yi Hu (Models of Above & Beyond, Always & All Ways).

“MOSAIC seniors constantly inspire staff, volunteers, and the community at large.  They continue to demonstrate their incredible contributions and integral roles in our communities and nation.  We were delighted to celebrate Seniors and Saging and look forward to another exciting year of activities and programming for seniors!” said Daisy Au, MOSAIC’s Seniors Club Coordinator.

Find out more about the MOSAIC Seniors Club.