What’s better than homemade pie? How about free homemade pie? For the third year, Bria Communities celebrates National Seniors Day/International Day of Older Person by giving away pie to seniors in our neighbourhoods. The Drive-Thru pie pick-up events will be held on October 3 & 4 and features a variety of pie options.
This year, Chefs at all four Bria Communities will create their signature pie recipe. “We dreamed up this idea in 2020 as a way to connect with seniors who were isolated during the pandemic,” says Tanya Snow, managing director of Bria Communities. “That first year, our chefs competed to see whose pie would be the one served by all four sites.”
But the event has evolved giving each chef the opportunity to strut their stuff. “Our chefs are very good at what they do, and it was too hard to choose a single winner.” The four pies featured this year are Honey-Spiced Pear, Creamy Blueberry, Peach Pecan and Candied Fruit & Nut. “I’ve tasted all these pies and they each shine in their own right,” says Tanya.
As cars pull up, windows go down, and the chef who created the pie passes it over. “It’s a pretty cool experience to have an Executive Chef dressed in his finest pass along a pie he’s handmade for you,” says Tanya. “We love giving people the opportunity to experience Bria Cuisine firsthand.”
NATIONAL SENIORS DAY
National Seniors Day in Canada is October 1, coinciding with the United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons. The day celebrates and appreciates seniors’ contributions to our homes and communities. Immediately following is Active Aging Week. An initiative that encourages adults over 50 to take advantage of all life has to offer. The goal of this week is to promote wellness initiatives and to get bodies up and moving.
Tanya’s got one piece of pie day advice for seniors in Langley and Tsawwassen. “If you’re planning on enjoying a free pie from Bria Communities, getting up and moving should be on your agenda for the following week!”
4 PIE DRIVE-THRU EVENTS
“Some people might be tempted to pick up more than one pie,” laughs Tanya. “It’s active aging week, so consume your pie responsibly.” She adds, “We’re encouraging people to make sure there’s enough pie to go around by visiting only one event.”
MAGNOLIA GARDENS | 5840 Glover Road, Langley City
- Monday, October 3, from 10-11 am The first 75 seniors to drive thru will receive an 8″″ Creamy Blueberry Pie.
SUNRIDGE GARDENS | 22301 Fraser Highway, Murrayville
- Monday, October 3, from 2-3 pm The first 50 seniors to drive thru will receive an 8″” Candied Fruit & Nut Pie.
THE WATERFORD | 1345 56 Street, Tsawwassen
- Tuesday, October 4, from 10-11 am The first 75 seniors to drive thru will receive an 8″” Southlands Honey-Spiced Pear Pie.
THE WEXFORD | 1737 56 Street, Tsawwassen
- Tuesday, October 4, from 2-3 pm The first 75 seniors to drive thru will receive an 8″ Peach Pecan Crumble Pie.