Ben Nieva and Rose Oishi of the Oak Bay Ukulele Club at the Monterey Open House event on Wednesday, Sept. 6. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Ben Nieva and Rose Oishi of the Oak Bay Ukulele Club at the Monterey Open House event on Wednesday, Sept. 6. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Monterey clubs show off for visitors

Guests flock to annual open house to peruse offerings for those aged 50-plus

Monterey Recreation Centre opened its doors to all Sept. 6 for its annual Discover Monterey open house.

Non-members and members were invited to visit more than 30 booths representing clubs from sing-a-long and table tennis, to wood crafting and theatre. There’s something for everyone at the open house, whether it’s a physical activity, a mental one or a casual pastime.

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The Mahjong Club

The Mahjong Club

Helen Bunyan of the Oak Bay Drama Club in full costume as Captain Jack Sparrow’s mother at the Monterey Rec Centre Open House event. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Helen Bunyan of the Oak Bay Drama Club in full costume as Captain Jack Sparrow’s mother at the Monterey Rec Centre Open House event. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Bill Bulloch playing snooker with the Oak Bay Billiards Club at the Monterey Open House event. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Bill Bulloch playing snooker with the Oak Bay Billiards Club at the Monterey Open House event. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Ervian Braithwhite, left, and Gerhard Herndler from the Monterey Concert Band. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Ervian Braithwhite, left, and Gerhard Herndler from the Monterey Concert Band. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Ray Bigauskas playing snooker at the Monterey Rec Centre’s open house event. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)

Ray Bigauskas playing snooker at the Monterey Rec Centre’s open house event. (Octavian Lacatusu/Oak Bay News)