Men's Group

Woodworking at NTL Nanaimo Travellers Lodge (NTL) offered a men's group organized by volunteers. Their first project for this group of Elders who live at the Lodge was building cedar birdhouses. Harold created a design for the birdhouse and cut all the pieces beforehand to make assembly fun and safe for the Elders.

Once the birdhouses were assembled, they were painted with bright colours. The beautiful birdhouses were hung in the Lodge's garden, given as gifts to family members, and sold to raise funds.

The Elders enjoyed the opportunity to work on a project from start to finish. The programs at Nanaimo Travellers Lodge are all about giving Elders the opportunity to engage in interesting activities that allow them to make choices and have some fun. The feedback for this creative program has been very positive.

NTL is always looking for new ways to engage the Elders in activities that interest them. Volunteers are welcome to share their talents and no experience is necessary, just a willingness to share your knowledge and experience. Come on in and join us, every second Wednesday.

Eden Gardens
1917 Northfield Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 3B6
Eden Gardens
(250) 758-4676