Weekly Activities

Bingo (morning)
Mondays at 10:00 am
An inexpensive way for the residents to spend some time together. It is quite well attended.
Christian fellowship hour
Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Volunteers come in to visit with the residents, they discuss the bible and sing as well.
Wednesdays & Fridays at 10:00 am
A dedicated resident keeps this organized. ShuffleBoard is played in the games area on the lower level by the elevators. A very non-competitive, nice activity for residents who are not as mobile as they used to be, this event is well attended and all who participate have a great time.
Building Better Balance
Thursdays mornings at 10:00 am
This is an excellant way for our residents to get exercise and to have a social time together.
Fitness with Erica
Saturdays at 10:30 am
Bingo (evening)
Fridays & Saturdays at 6:45 pm
Resident volunteers run these bingos; different/separate from the monday morning bingos. This event is lots of fun and is very well attended

Bi-Weekly Activities

Pub night
Thursdays at 7:30 pm
Live entertainment is provided. The Lions Club opens the bar; drinks are reasonably priced. Dancing, both at the table and on the dance floor is encouraged. There is no charge to the residents for this event. This is a very popular event!
Hymn sing
Sundays at 6:30 pm
Volunteers (a couple), come in to do just what the name says.

Monthly Activities

Big brothers
3rd Tuesday at 9:00 am
This gives the residents an opportunity to empty their cupBoards and closets. Big brothers comes to pick up those items.
Birthday party
Last Monday of the month at 7:30*
The monthly birthday parties are sponsored by the Lions Club. They provide a cake for resident’s celebrating their birthdays in that month. Lions club also opens the bar and provides live entertainment for the enjoyment of all the residents. This is well attended and a good time is had.
*Held every month with the exception of July and August. July is celebrated in June and August is celebrated in September.

Quarterly Activities

Lions pancake breakfast
Last Saturday of the month (starting in March) at 8:30 am
A Lions Club member cooks the pancakes; another member serves them up. A donation is requested from everyone who attends. Family and friends are encouraged to come as well.

Miscellaneous Events

 Various entertainment
Various days throughout the year at 2:00 pm
Singing groups come in on occasion (among them are the Confederation Singers, Century Singers and Dogwood Songsters) as well groups of school children to perform and/or intermingle with the residents.


LJ Christmas Manor is a non profit senior citizens high rise complex operated by the Burquitlam Senior Housing Society under the sponsorship of the Burquitlam Lions Club. The manor provides accommodations for approximately 150 residents on limited incomes.

Centrally located near the Lougheed Mall, Christmas Manor is accessible to public transportation, medical clinics, hospitals, senior recreation centres, restaurants, hotels and numerous other amenities. Rents include heat, lights and cable.

Mission Statement

L. J. Christmas Manor offers affordable living options for seniors including hospitality services that support a full and meaningful life.


As a non-profit society, Burquitlam Senior Housing Society accepts applications for society membership from the general public and from friends and family of residents. As a Society member, you can voice your opinions and concerns at the Annual General Meeting and you are eligible to become a Board member. As a board member you can influence the direction of Christmas Manor with your ideas and working with other board members you can help keep Christmas Manor a viable and visible asset to the community of Coquitlam.

Society membership is $10.00/year. If you are interested in joining our society, please print and fill out this membership application form and fax it to 604-931-0862 or email to