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Goward House

Home Away From Home

Our Mission

To provide a vibrant activity centre combining fellowship with social, educational and special interest programs for Victoria residents aged 50 and over



We are a not-for-profit society governed by a board of directors drawn entirely from our members. Our Annual General Meeting is held in March.


A Brief History

Goward House was originally the home of the Goward family.  For much of the 20th century, 2 generations of Gowards resided here. In 1973 the Gowards sold the property to the District of Saanich, In 1986 Elizabeth Goward vacated the house and in 1989, the District of Saanich converted the home to a Senior’s Activity Centre. Goward House celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016.

To learn more about the history of Goward House please go here.

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Notice to All Members

All Indoor Group Fitness Activities Are Suspended Immediately

Regrettably, due to surging Covid 19 cases and effective immediately, the Provincial Health Authority has suspended all indoor adult group fitness activities of any kind until April 20 2021. Many thanks for your patience. Stay safe.

Heidi Hodgins
Administrator, Goward House