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The Guelph/Wellington Seniors Association

A non-profit organization based at the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre


Directors & Officers

Dorothe Fair — President

Ken Chupa — Vice-President

Jennifer Blackie — Secretary

Nick Harris — Treasurer

Ross Knechtel—Webmaster & Director

Ross Coulter Kerry Detlor

Jean McClelland Athar Khan

Margaret Waldron Wendi Hake

The Sentinel Team

Carol Croft — Adminstrator, Printer

Linda Green — Editor, Printer

George Hughes, Ken Pagniez — Printers

George Smith — Delivery Supervisor

Bill Shephard — Part-time Assistant

Don Hillman — Mentor

GWSA Community Support Services Staff

Maryanne Wilford — Manager

Pat Gage — Administrative Assistant

Margaret Iutzi — Move Well Co-ordinator

Molly Roberts — Eat Well Co-ordinator

Sophia Podrozny — Eat Well Co-ordinator

Paula Frappier — Outreach Co-ordinator

City Staff

Adam Rutherford — Program


Tracy Benson — Customer Service Clerk

Jocelyn Pedersen — Recreation

Co-ordinator — Senior Services

Becky MacDonald — Recreation

Co-ordinator — Volunteers

Jocelynn Desroches — Chef

Janice Walls, Brian Treleaven — Assistant


Kim Barton—Facility Maintainer

Harvinder Marjara, Farial Hashimi, Mary

Loudoun, Nathan Luck — Customer Service

Clerk II

Lynne Briggs — Manager of Recreation


All others working at the Evergreen

Seniors Community Centre are Volunteers.


A City of Guelph Recreation Facility run in

partnership with the Community Services Department

of the City of Guelph and the Guelph/

Wellington Seniors Association

683 Woolwich St., Guelph, ON, N1H 3Y8

Tel.: 519-823-1291 / Fax: 519-823-8972

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm M-F

(closed Statutory Holidays)

Read The Sentinel on our website,


ISSN: 0383 817X

President’s Message from Dorothe Fair

Welcome BACK!!!!

What a summer!!! After this sweltering heat, I'm becoming

more convinced the earth is experiencing ‘Global


I think we experienced the hottest summer in decades. The humidity

was like the tropics and my attempt to save the hydro by not having

A/C came back to haunt me. So here I am in August writing my

message for the September Sentinel, dreaming of the cool temperatures

and colours of fall. But really, I'm not wishing our glorious

summer away.

During our shutdown in July to repave the parking lot, put in new

sidewalks and upgrade numerous projects inside the building, the

GWSA Activity Groups took either a month-long summer holiday or

they found another location to meet and continue on with their Activity.

The Line Dancers and the Dart Group told me they had fun going

somewhere different for the month, but they were happy to come

home to the Evergreen Centre when it reopened on August 9.

The regular summer Activity Groups that function away from the

Centre, like Canoeing, Walking and Golf, weren’t disturbed by the

closure. They lathered up with tons of sunscreen, sun hats and sun

glasses and carried on.

After talking to many of you and hearing your summer heat stories,

I’d like to encourage all of you to get your calendars out and set a

few new goals for this year at the GWSA as the temperature drops

and you don’t mind getting outside again.

Here’s a suggestion for you:

Plan to join an Activity Group you've never tried before.

Remember, you can try a new group for FREE to find out if you like

it and want to stay. Here's how you do it: Find out when the Group is

meeting. Look up the GWSA Groups and Activities Contact Information

page in this Sentinel and contact the leader. Every Group

Leader’s contact information is listed. Call and ask the Leader if you

can come to the class to check it out. I can guarantee you will receive

a warm welcome to come to the Group and BE ACTIVE,


I especially like our September Sentinel as it gives me an

opportunity to share information and Special Events you can look

forward to.

1. The GWSA had an excellent AGM on June 26 with a very special

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NOTE: Disclaimer—The Sentinel and the GWSA do not necessarily agree

with or support statements in the Sentinel made by advertisers, or submissions

by writers. Do you like what you see here in The Sentinel? Stop by the Evergreen

Seniors Community Centre at 683 Woolwich St. to get more! Single issues

(or an extra copy) are available at the Front Desk at the cost of $3.00 each + HST.

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tribute honouring 4 dedicated GWSA Volunteers

who have given a combined 48 years of volunteering

to the GWSA Members. George Hughes, Ken Hills,

Ross Coulter and Judy Montgomery were recognized

in a speech given by a GWSA Member who knew

them well.

Ken Chupa spoke about George, Ted Pritchard

spoke about Ken, Nellie Jagt spoke about Judy and

Darlene Pembleton and Ann Sneyd spoke about Ross


A special certificate was given to each of them and

they all received a standing ovation.

This year we offered a PIZZA PARTY to the Activity

Group(s) who had the greatest attendance.

Since this AGM had the largest group of attendees

we've ever had, it was no surprise there was more

than one Group who won and the smaller Groups

have been invited to join the Line Dancers (Winners)

for Pizza.

If you couldn't make the AGM, ask for your copy

of the Annual Report at the front counter to see the

pictures and read the articles on each of the committees

and events for the 2017-2018 year.

As we know, it takes many, many people to help

prepare and deliver an incredible event like the

AGM. But I'd like to personally thank and recognize

3 incredible ladies who worked tirelessly to ensure

every detail of the AGM and the Annual Report resulted

in an end product that was nothing less than

excellent. Jennifer Blackie, Board Secretary, and

Carol Croft and Linda Green (Sentinel Staff) deserve

a standing ‘O’. I can hear the applause now from

everyone at the GWSA. Everyone is incredibly

appreciative of your contributions.

2. The GWSA has approved the budget to purchase

two outdoor benches to support Seniors and the

Community. One bench will be on the curve of the

hill where the walk from the parking area by the Enabling

Garden can be exhausting, especially on bad

weather days. The second bench will be by the transit

stop on Woolwich St. at the entrance to the parking

lot. Seniors can rest as they wait for the long light to

change or for the bus. I'd like to thank Manon Germain,

Chair of the Older Adult Leadership Team, for

providing the leadership and dedication in getting

this “Bench Launch” Project underway.

3. The Chamber of Commerce Community Awards

Event - please read Ross Coulter’s article in this Sentinel

to see how close the GWSA came!


400 Stevenson St. North, for bringing the neighbourhood

together with FOOD TRUCKS at the church

parking lot every Friday until September 28.

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS are from 4:30 pm to

8:00 pm so take a chair, your family and friends and

head out to a Neighbourhood Gathering where you

can enjoy a variety of tasty food and great conversation

with people who live on your street or around

the block. This is a terrific idea and the GWSA is

100% supportive of any event that brings us all together.

5. Calendar of Events

August 30: 4 GWSA Board Directors will attend a

LEARNING ALLIANCE workshop at Immigrant

Services called “Building Bridges Through Authentic


September 5: NEW MEMBERS Welcome Reception

September 13: Volunteer Appreciation - 11:30 to 2


September 25: CSS Education Series starts - see ad in

this Sentinel.


Friday, November 9 at 2 pm

Evergreen Seniors Centre

The Silvertones Choir will provide a special event of

music & songs. Military memories shared by GWSA

Seniors will be captured through video interviews.

Last year was the first time we presented this military

history through song and stories and more than 250

people attended.

Please mark your calendar now and join us as we

sing the songs from WWI and WWII.

It is an event that recognizes family or friends that

were or still are involved in the protection and preservation

of Canada’s beliefs and the contribution

Canada has made to world peace.

I'm looking forward to seeing you every day in the

halls, cafeteria, auditorium, classrooms and, of

course, the heart of the Evergreen - the beautiful


Remember, my card is at the front counter; please

contact me with any concerns or ideas to help all the

volunteers make the GWSA the very best place to

“Be Active... Get Involved... and Make Friends.”

See you next month,

Best always,

Dorothe Fair, GWSA President

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These GWSA Members were recognized at the June 26 Annual General Meeting for many

years of dedication to life-long learning and volunteering at the GWSA. Each person was

introduced by people who knew them well and they each received a certificate.











The Evergreen Centre was closed from July 2 to August 9 as the parking lot and sidewalks were dug up

and repaved with lines and arrows clearly marked, especially at the exit where there are two lanes - one

for turning left and the other for turning right. City workers have been busy putting more flowers in the

garden areas of the parking lot and everything is looking great!

Thanks to Nancy Smith for taking these pictures of the project during construction and when it was




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THE EDITOR’S PAGE by Linda Green

A few months ago, I featured some facts about our

canine friends. Now it’s time for the felines!

Did You Know:

All modern carnivorans, including cats, evolved

from miacoids, which existed from approximately

66 to 33 million years ago.

When a cat died in ancient Egypt, its owners

would shave off their own

eyebrows as a sign of mourning.

Cats purr when they’re happy,

nursing, hurt and


Despite the many images of

cats lapping up milk, most

cats are lactose intolerant.

Fence builders take note: a

cat can jump seven times its height.

Cats have up to 1,000 times more data storage

than an iPad. Cats also have twice the neurons in

their cerebral cortex as dogs.

Most kittens are born with blue eyes.

Cats are capable of about 100 sounds, but tend to

stick with the classic “meow”.

Cats can cock their ears 180 degrees.

The term used when referring to the love of cats

is “Ailurophilia”. Sounds better than “cat lady”.

Cats have free-floating clavicle bones that attach

their shoulders to their forelimbs, allowing them

to squeeze through small spaces.

Cats hear sounds as high as 64kHz, while humans

can only hear as high as 20 kHz.

The largest litter of kittens on

record was born August 7, 1970,

to a Burmese/Siamese cat in

Kingham, England. The lucky

mother welcomed 19 kittens!

Cats, like other animals who

have adapted to live in trees, have

evolved an incredible ability to

survive extreme falls. In 1987, a

New York City cat fell 32 storeys

and suffered only a collapsed lung and a chipped


Cats have poor daytime sight, but at night need

seven times less light than humans to see.

Tabby cats are named for a striped silk made in


Special Printing For Members

Do you have a need for printing (i.e., bookmarks, booklets, calendars,

dinner menus/programs, club bylaws, annual reports), large or small

quantities, black & white print (5¢ per page) or colour (25¢ per page)?

If so, please contact Carol Croft or Linda Green, either in the Sentinel

office (we’re not here all the time, though) or by email at sentinel@gwsaguelph.ca,

or leave a message at the front desk. You must be a GWSA

member to take advantage of this.

We will try to accommodate you with your project as much as we can.


To donate easily, with a credit

card, visit our website www.gwsaguelph.ca

and click on the

‘Donate’ button or call:


September 4, 2018 is the deadline for

submissions for the

October 2018 Sentinel.

Email submissions to: sentinel@gwsa-guelph.ca

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the October issue

is on September 27, 2018.

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos

(but we’ll do our best).

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Evergreen Restaurant - September 2018


The Evergreen Restaurant is open to the public and

serves a large variety of menu items that are available

from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Monday to Friday

(except holidays):

Breakfast Foods

Homemade Soups

Bakery Items




The daily featured Lunch is served from 11:30 am

to 1:00 pm and the menu is below. Take-out is

available for your convenience.

Our goal is to provide balanced, nutritious meals.

We provide great quality, while keeping costs reasonable.

The tremendous support of volunteers in

the restaurant helps us achieve this goal.




Featured Hot Lunch

$7.15 + tax

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a

balanced nutritional meal.


We offer free delivery to the following adjacent

apartments —Riverside Gardens, Riverside Residences

on the Park, The Driftwood, and The Diplomat,

provided we get the order by 9:30 am the day

the delivery is required. Please call 519-823-1291

x2696 to order.


Catering is available by special order: Hot/cold

drinks, sweet trays, sandwiches, etc. Please have

your order to the customer service clerk in the office

at least 48 hours prior to your event. This allows

staff to ensure that your catering needs will be

met. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

FEATURED LUNCH served 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

All menu items available 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday







Baked Ham &

Potato Casserole




Roast Chicken






Cabbage Rolls

Macaroni & Cheese

Sausage &


CLOSED Volunteer


Roast Beef






Rainbow Trout

Roast Pork

Liver & Onions or

2nd Choice

Super Salad Plate

Asian Chicken






Stuffed Chicken

Pork Chops


Fish & Chips

Meat Pies


free options are

available daily.

Please enquire

with the Chef.

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Dear fellow GWSA Members,

I thought you might have felt like I did when I

heard the news that our President Dorothe Fair was

running for WARD 2 City Councillor in the

October 22 Municipal election.

I was surprised and immediately wanted to hear

Dorothe's rationale for entering the political arena

and what her campaign platform would be.

Dorothe did advise the Board of

Directors of her intention before

she filed her papers on July 27

and she indicated her campaign

would be conducted on a separate

basis from her role volunteering at

the GWSA.

We wanted to know more from

Dorothe so she agreed to an interview.


Question 1.

What credentials in the form of skills and

experience would you bring to the position of

Councillor for WARD 2 and the City of


Dorothe's Answer:

After retirement, I became a GWSA member and

enjoyed playing with the Golf Group. Almost

immediately, I was approached by then President,

Pierre Desmaris, to join the GWSA Board of

Directors. This began a very fulfilling second

career, volunteering and advocating for the GWSA

and all Seniors in the community.

I've demonstrated a high energy level, strong

organizational and communication skills and

leadership in fiscal and business accountability.

GWSA roles include: the GWSA Advocacy,

Human Resources, Executive and Special Events

Committees, Vice-President and President.

Guelph Community Involvement: Member of the

following professional and community committees

and groups:

A. Age Friendly Guelph Leadership Team -

Older Adult Strategy.

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B. Downtown Advisory Committee, which

provides strategic input and advice to Guelph

City Council and staff. Issues that impact on

economic, social, cultural and environmental

conditions in the City of Guelph.

C. Guelph Chamber of Commerce, Leadership


D. P.I.N - People Information Network.

Leadership workshops and collaborating with

Special Events.

E. Older Adult Centres Association of

Ontario (OACAO) Member and Conference


F. GWSA Guest Speaker and Advocate at

numerous Community events.

Question 2.

What are your Platform issues for WARD 2

and the City of Guelph recognizing this

interview is happening on July 30 and you

will probably have more issues after you

knock on doors and meet with the WARD 2


Dorothe's Answer:


1. Responsive and Accountable

WARD 2 needs to maintain municipal

representatives who are engaged in key issues and

who will respond to residents’ needs. I have

advocated for seniors’ needs and will continue to

do so but, moving forward, I want to advocate for

all WARD 2 residents.

2. City Building for ALL AGES

I will continue to enhance our City’s

designation from the World Health Organization

that GUELPH is an “AGE FRIENDLY” place to


We are a City that already considers Seniors and

all age groups in its planning decisions and I have

attended meetings with many dedicated City staff

who share this vision.

For instance, I will continue to give input on new

City infrastructures. An example is: I'm advocating

that the South End Community Centre

accommodates and takes into consideration the

program needs of Seniors and all residents as well

as the mobility and transit needs for all AGES to

access and enjoy the new SECC.

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3. Increasing Our Environmental Quality of


I’m so proud to be a GUELPHITE. The residents

of Guelph are passionate about environmental

concerns such as our green spaces and reducing

waste. I will ensure the City of Guelph bylaw is

updated and reflects that developers address their

FAIR share for new parks, tree replacement plan

for trees removed in all neighbourhoods, yard

waste pickup, trails, and safe and secure cycling

routes among many other topics. Attending and

being a member of community groups such as

GCAT (Guelph Coalition for Active

Transportation) and understanding the City's

Cycling Master Plan allows me to support those

who work hard at making Guelph a wonderful

place to live and raise our families.

It will allow me to be a stronger advocate

for environmental stewardship.

4. Supporting Business Prosperity Where It


Still on my learning curve but this is my position

at this time:

A City without increased entrepreneurial and

industrial development has to depend on its

residential tax base for infrastructure and other

City investments. For instance, I intend to

advocate for the Hanlon Park to be a Council

priority to secure new tenants which will increase

our industrial tax base while providing residents of

Guelph with job opportunities. Of course, this

dovetails nicely with the current City Transit

Review which is studying existing Transportation

routes, times, schedules, and shelters. I'm very

hopeful the Transit Review will include

collaboration with Hanlon Park employers to

synchronize bus schedules and work schedules to

attract prospective employees who use transit as

their primary method of transportation to get to


5. Addressing Crime and Addiction Through

Community-based Solutions

WARD 2 residents expressed their concerns and

frustrations on this topic at a very well attended

Town Hall meeting on May 17.

The meeting was led by Councillors James

Gordon and Andy Van Hellemond. They invited

Community Police to participate and respond to

the questions and concerns voiced by residents.

I commend these Councillors for their initiative

and, if I'm successful, I will commit to hosting

regular Town Hall meetings to find solutions and

work together as a strong community to address

the safety and security of property and all


I intend to work with the neighbourhood social

service agencies, GFHT, the police/bylaw staff and

investigate resurrecting the Neighbourhood

Watch program while building an even stronger

neighbourhood through “Meet your Neighbours”

events and participating with the Guelph

Neighbourhood Support Coalition.

6. Fiscally Prudent City Building

A number of City building projects are currently

being proposed, such as: the expansion of the City

of Guelph through the Clair-Maltby Secondary

Plan and the Baker Street Development Site which

includes the new proposed Library. I will continue

to work diligently to ensure that their business

cases continue to be carefully assessed by City

staff and are reflected in the recommendations,

motions and costs that Staff present to Council.

This working relationship with Staff is based on a

collaborative decision-making model that I'm

looking forward to being part of in the future.

I referred to a ‘learning curve’ earlier and I

believe the greatest challenge for all Councillors is

making SENSE out of the DOLLARS and

CENTS, and I'm prepared to do the homework to

cast my vote in a fiscally responsible manner.

I’m looking forward to walking, knocking on

doors and talking to the Ward 2 residents.

Thank you Dorothe for this interview and we

appreciate that as GWSA President you want to be

accountable to the Members in terms of letting

them know about your candidacy and your

campaign platform.

We will watch with great interest all the ‘speed

bumps’ you will experience on the road to City


Note: For the record, we understand that Dorothe

has paid for these pages in the Sentinel, as any

WARD Candidate, Mayoral Candidate and School

Board(s) Trustee or business can do.

Interviewer - Ross Coulter

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Volunteer Corner from Becky MacDonald

Volunteer Appreciation Day

Thursday, September 13

City staff will be showing their

appreciation to all the Evergreen

volunteers with a lunch and entertainment.

Doors open at 11:30

a.m. and the event will last until 2

p.m. Please RSVP to 519-822-

1260 ext. 2096.

Orientation: Anyone new to the

volunteer team within the last 2

years, or who has not completed

their AODA and training, will be

required to register for one of the

trainings. It is a great refresher for

anyone, speaks to your role as a

volunteer, policies and procedures,

and how the GWSA and City work

together. Please speak to Becky in

the main office for more details

and to register.


September 27 – 9:00-11:00 am

October 3 – 1:30-3:30 pm


By 2031, Guelph’s population is

projected to be 175,000 with

57,000 people over the age of 55.

The City’s Age Friendly Guelph

(AFG) is recruiting volunteers in

the following areas:



Community Outreach

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Working Group members are being

recruited to assist with the implementation

and hands-on guiding

of the working groups.

For more information on how to

become a volunteer with Age

Friendly Guelph or any of the current

roles with the committees,

please speak to Becky in the main



The Variety Show Committee is

looking for volunteers who are interested

in joining a fabulous team

of volunteers. For more information

on positions, please speak

to Becky in the main office.


Governance Committee:

The GWSA is looking for 2-3 new

members to join the Governance

Committee. If you enjoy reviewing

policies and procedures, have an

HR background with attention to

detail while viewing the larger picture,

have 4 hours per month to

give back and like to work with

other volunteers, this committee is

for you.

Membership & Marketing


M&M is looking for 2 GWSA

members to join the creative team

for a 2-3 year commitment. If you

have good communication skills

(written and verbal), enjoy marketing

and promotion and being a part

of an active team that meets every

second Tuesday of the month in

the morning, please speak to

Becky for more information.


Sentinel Drivers: The Sentinel is

recruiting individuals to deliver

the monthly Sentinel to members

of the GWSA on the last Thursday

or Friday of the month. You would

be delivering to the same individuals

on a monthly basis, located in

the same area of the city.



Feeling Better Move Well: Are

you interested in active living? If

you are looking for a new challenge

and would like to help other

seniors maintain their physical

well-being, please consider volunteering

with the Feeling Better

Move Well Program. We are currently

seeking volunteers to facilitate

one-hour gentle exercise classes

in the community. As little as

one hour per week is all that is required.

No fitness experience is

necessary. Full training and orientation

will be provided.

Volunteer Drivers: Help make a

difference to support seniors who

have trouble getting out on their

own. The Outreach Program needs

volunteers who are willing to use

their own car to drive participants

between their home and the Program.

The commitment is one-half

day per month.

Seniors Offering Support Telephone

Visiting Volunteers: Help

brighten another senior's day by

making a telephone visiting call

from your home to theirs. Scheduling

and time commitment are flexible

according to your availability.

Please contact Maryanne

Wilford at 519-837-5665 for more

information about these volunteer


If you are interested in volunteering

in any of the areas listed

above and joining the dynamic

team, please contact Becky Mac-

Donald in the office for more information

and to get started with

your volunteering experience. Ph.

519-823-1291 x 2096 or by email

at becky.macdonald@guelph.ca.

Program Manager, Senior Services from Adam Rutherford


Registration for Fall and Winter programs begins on

Wednesday, August 29 - you can pick up a copy of

the City of Guelph Community Guide at Evergreen

or online at www.guelph.ca.

Take a look through the guide - there is a wide variety

of programs offered. Some highlights include:

- Pottery Workshop for Seniors (pg. 59)

- Chair and Gentle Yoga (pg. 68)

- Our wide variety of Computer Programs (starting

on pg. 73)

A special mention about the Minds in Motion program

and partnership with the Alzheimer Society.

This is a very special program that incorporates

physical and mental stimulation for people living

with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s Disease or other

forms of dementia. We’re very proud to support this

initiative and I would encourage all of our Sentinel

readers to have a look at the full description of the

program on page 80 of the Community Guide.

For some of us, affordability of programs can be a

concern. FAIR, “Fee Assistance In Recreation” is

available for individuals with a low income. More

information is available by calling 519-822-1260

x5618 or online at www.guelph.ca. Let us help you

get involved!

Facility Notes:

We appreciate everyone’s patience during the Evergreen’s

month-long shutdown. We missed you all

and we’re glad to be back to business as usual or unusual

as the case may be.

series of other improvements that may go unnoticed.

Amongst those projects are a deep cleaning and

painting of our Evergreen Kitchen, a deep cleaning

and re-grouting of all our common area tiles, new

heating systems in our programming rooms and refinishing

of our gymnasium and room 4 floors.

There’s much more on the technical side of things

but we’ll leave that for the experts!

We’ve had a significant change in scheduling one

of our annual and most celebrated events. Our annual

Volunteer Appreciation event will be taking place on

the afternoon of Thursday, September 13 this year.

This is a big change from our regular evening event

usually scheduled later in the Fall. The change in

timing will allow for easier access to the event, will

help in co-ordinating support and will be a nice way

to celebrate all of the accomplishments, hard work

and care that our volunteers provide to the Evergreen.

A Special Thank You:

I would like to express a special thank you or rather

Merci! to Manon Germain. As many of you know,

Manon has been the City of Guelph’s Project Specialist

for Age Friendly Guelph. Manon is moving on

to other professional opportunities in September and

she will be dearly missed by the staff team, our Age

Friendly Guelph leadership team and volunteers and

by the community. Manon’s passion, determination,

compassion and understanding of older adult needs

and issues is remarkable and she will be missed.

Merci Manon and all the best in your next adventure.

The completed parking lot and sidewalks are the

most noteable improvement but we’ve also done a

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Administraon Office — 519‐837‐5696

Did you know …?

Arthritis is among the leading causes of disability

in Canada, affecting more than 6 million people of

every age, physical condition and background.

There is no cure for Arthritis, but there is hope.

Early diagnosis and the right treatment plan can

help reduce or prevent damage to joints.

Who We Are and What We Do

The Arthritis Society is a national health charity,

fueled by donors and volunteers with a vision to

live in a world where people are free from the devastating

effects that arthritis has on lives. Our mission

is to invest in cutting edge research, proactive

advocacy and innovative solutions that will deliver

better health outcomes and an improved quality of

life for people affected by arthritis.

How We Can Help

The Arthritis Society offers free education, programs

and support to Canadians living with arthritis.

Individual consultation is available through the

Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program

(AREP) and includes consultation and guidance on

arthritis self-management, group education and a

customized Arthritis Service Plan.

How You Can Help

Get involved! Volunteer, participate or donate.

Visit arthritis.ca or call 1-800-321-1433 to learn


Upcoming Educational Groups Guelph and


- Osteoarthritis of the Hand - July 23, 2018


- Stay Active Managing Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

– July 24, 2018 – Kitchener

- Stay Active Managing Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

– August 15, 2018 – Kitchener

- Osteoarthritis of the Hand – September 27, 2018

– Guelph

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- Stay Active Managing Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

September 26, 2018 – Kitchener

- Stay Active Managing Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

– October 18, 2018 - Guelph

Seating limited - registration required. Other

group sessions are available at various locations

in Southwestern Ontario. To register or book a

one-on-one appointment, please call 1-800-321-

1433, ext. 1101.

Make sure you drop by the CSS whiteboard in

September for additional information and resources.


World Suicide Prevention Day

On September 10, people from over 50 countries

will join together to recognize World Suicide Prevention

Day. This year’s theme is, “Working Together

to Prevent Suicide.” The Suicide Awareness

Council of Wellington Dufferin is a community

voice that supports the importance of suicide

awareness and prevention. As in previous years,

the Council will be distributing free tulip bulb

packages across the region. The bulbs are the

Council’s symbol of HOPE and resiliency.

For more information, visit www.sacwd.ca or

1-844-264-2993 ext. 7015.

Fall Education Series

The CSS Fall Education Series is back with a great

lineup of educators. Check out the ad in this

month’s Sentinel on page 16 or look for flyers at

the Evergreen. Sessions fill quickly, so don't wait

to reserve your seat!

Diabetes Support Group

The Diabetes Support Group welcomes new members

to our group who are living with diabetes.

We meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each

month in Room 2 from 9 to 10 am. Diabetes Care

Guelph joins us in September and November as

guest speakers. Please join us on Tuesday, September

11, at 9 am!


RR 2, 5016 Well. Rd 29, Guelph 519.856.4622


Member of OLTCA & ORCA

Licenced by RHRA & MOHLTC

Better Quality Better Health



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Energize Guelph asked the Line Dancing Activity Group to participate in a pop-up-in-the-park event in

Riverside Park on June 12. We had a great time with approximately 40 dancers. Thanks to all who came out

and danced. A big thank you to Kathy Kemp and Rob Hutson for leading the group through several dances

and to Ross Knechtel for taking some action shots.

The Guelph Chamber of Commerce

Community Awards

Each year the Chamber of Commerce solicits applications

from the community at large for recognition

of efforts made in support of the community in a

number of different and varied categories. The

Awards program came to the attention of the GWSA

this past May and application was made to the

Chamber entering us in two categories, Community

Spirit and Community Innovator. The application

was supported by two letters of recommendation as

required. That support was provided by the Executive

Director of PIN, the new identity for Volunteer

Services, and by our own Wendy Kornelsen representing

the city. In due course, the Chamber advised

us that our application had been accepted and we

were one of the three finalists in the Community Innovator


The award presentations were made at the Chamber’s

annual Awards Gala Dinner held at the Delta

Hotel on June 28. The GWSA was well represented

by the Board of Directors, but we were not called

forth to receive the award. That’s not to say we lost.

The feather in our cap was and is, that we as an association

were recognized as one of the top three in the


The dinner was great, the camaraderie was great

and the feedback from other attendees was better

than great with suggestions that the GWSA should

have been represented in the Community Spirit category.

Now there’s something to shoot for in 2019!

Submitted by Ross Coulter

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GWSA Community Support Services Trip

to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

On July 6, participants with the GWSA Community Support Services Outreach Program were treated to

a trip to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Riding the coach, having a special guided tour by Conservatory

staff, visiting the live butterflies and meeting Cheeco, the resident Green Cheek Conure (a

small parrot) were highlights of the afternoon. The therapeutic benefits of providing opportunities for

seniors to connect with nature are widely recognized, and Outreach participants returned home from

their afternoon happy and energized.

This special trip was made possible through a generous donation by The Co-operators, Community

Advisory Panel (CAP) Giving Circle. The CAP panel is a forum for The Co-operators to support and

bring life to its commitment to the community. Many thanks to The Co-operators for making a difference

in supporting the health and well-being of seniors in our community!

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GWSA Groups & Activities Contact Information

You may be required to show your up-to-date GWSA membership card at any activity.


Evergreen Hallway

Ted Pritchard (519-826-6121)


Art Studio In 2

Evergreen Room 2

Ted Pritchard (519-826-6121)


Tuesday Sept 4 and Sept 18 -

6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Wednesday Sept 12 and Sept 26 -

12:30 pm-4:00 pm


Evergreen Auditorium

Eleanor Stern (519-837-2702)

Tues. - 7:00-9:30 pm - E

Thurs. - 9:00 am-12:00 noon - E

Fri. - 10:00 am-12:30 pm - E

Sun. - 1:15-3:15 pm - E

Mon. - 1:00-4:00 pm - West End

Wed. - 1:00-3:30 pm - West End

Casual Bicycling - NEW

Various Locations in and

around Guelph

Ned Coates (519-835-9799)

Wed. - May 1 - Oct. 31

10:00 am to Noon


Evergreen Room 4

Helen James (519-856-4434)

Mondays - 6:30-9:00 pm

Thursdays - 1:00-4:00 pm

6-H B E

Evergreen Room 4

Dot Smith (519-836-6448)

Thursdays - 1:00-4:00 pm


Evergreen Board Room

Diana Cormier (519-780-2074)


Last Friday of month - 1-3 pm

NEW - B C 2

Evergreen Board Room

Christine Trimble (519-823-2086)

3rd Friday of month - 1-2:30 pm

B - W E L’ L

Brian Doucet (519-780-7093)

Mondays - 12:30-3:15 pm

B - E

Evergreen Room 3

David Pinkney (519-780-5302)

Tuesdays - 6:45-9:15 pm

Peter Traulsen (519-265-2376)

Thursdays - 12:30-3:30 pm


Evergreen Room 3

Conny Budarick (519-763-6651)

Fridays - 9:00-11:30 am


Evergreen Room 3

Ruby Brent (519-767-1954)

(Bunka B&B)

Wednesdays - 9:15 am-noon


Evergreen Hallway

Sharyn Richards (519-822-1810)

Wednesdays - 1-4 pm


Ken Fugler (519-767-0145)

Debbie Williams (519-820-7215)


Evergreen Hallway

Dave Wurr (519-509-1032)

Fridays - 9:30 am-noon


Evergreen Room 3

Ross Knechtel (226-706-4058)

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)

September, November, January,

March, May

S2nd Monday - 7:00-9:00 pm


Evergreen Room 2

Judy Montgomery (519-824-8047)

Fridays - 8:30 am-2:00 pm


Evergreen Room 3

Sylvia Edgerton (519-837-0446)

Audrey Young

Joy Halliburton

Tuesdays - 1:00-3:30 pm


Evergreen Auditorium - Stage

Bob Langham (519-836-8366)

Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays

10:00 am to 12:00 noon


Evergreen Room 2

2nd & 4th Tuesday

9:00-10:00 am


Evergreen Dining Room

Jean Simpson (519-822-6193)

Linda Robinson (226-343-0426)

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:30 pm


Evergreen Room 3

Sandra Rennick (519-824-2044)

Maureen Baird (647-519-2006)

Mondays - 1:00-3:30 pm


Evergreen Dining Room

Audrey Young (519-821-7471)

4th Wednesday

1:30-4:00 pm


Evergreen Room 4

Ray Barnes (519-824-6004)

Fridays - 1:00-4:00 pm


Ken Hills (519-836-8414)


Mondays, May to September


Evergreen Board Room

Sharing Information about


Meet 1st Wed. of every month

From October to May

2:00-3:00 pm - it’s free

Call Marianne at 519-822-3946

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Evergreen Auditorium

Margaret Waldron (519-836-8534)

Phyllis Carnochan (519-836-9415)

Mondays -

Beginners 9:30-10:30 am

Intermediate 10:45-11:45 am

(except Holidays)

Thursdays - 1:00-3:00 pm


Evergreen Hallway

Georgia Taylor (519-265-8816)

Tuesdays - 12:30-3:30 pm

Instruction available


Evergreen Board Room

Geoff Richards (226-820-2950)

Mon., Tues., Thurs.

(times as assigned)


Evergreen Room 4

Jean McClelland (519-763-4881)


2:30-5 pm - last Monday of every

month - $24.00 a year


Rudy Simon (1-226-979-9635)

Neville Newman (519-400-9136)


Evergreen Auditorium

Tues. - 9:00 - 12:00 noon

(Beginners & Intermediate)

Friday - 12:45 - 4 pm

(all levels of play)

West End Rec Centre

Tues. - 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

(advanced play)

Thurs. - 2:15 - 5:00 pm

(all levels of play)


Evergreen Room 2

Beryl Drohan (519-827-0120)

Mondays - 12:30-4:00 pm


Evergreen Hallway

Linda Robinson (226-343-0426)

Beth Campeau (226-343-0415)

B.J. Antanavicius (519-829-4119)

Thursdays - 1:00-3:45 pm


Evergreen Auditorium

Jean Campbell (519-821-2695)

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm

Wednesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm


Exhibition Park Arena

Corner of Exhibition &

Division Sts.

Sharon O’Sullivan (519-848-2084)

Saturdays - 8:00-9:50 pm


Evergreen Room 3

Arlene McEllistrum


Choir Director - Ann Sneyd

Pianist - Mary Lynne Woods

Fridays 1:00-3:30 pm


Evergreen Parking Lot by

The Enabling Garden

Shane Hamilton,


Cathy Densmore 519-822-2220


Mondays from January to the end

of March 2018

8:00 am car pool at Evergreen

to Blue Mountain

6:00 pm return to Evergreen


Evergreen Snooker Room

Nick Harris (519-836-4547)

Daily - 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday - 7:00-9:30 pm

1st Thursday of every month

7:00-9:30 pm


Evergreen Auditorium

Gordon Field (519-822-4976)

Ursula Rodrigues (519-837-3782)

Evergreen: Monday -

3:30-6:30 pm

Wednesday - 9:00 am-12:45 pm

Saturday - 9:00 am-12:00 noon

West End: Friday - 1:00-3:45 pm

(WE - except July/August)


Evergreen Dining Room

Mike Rooke (519-824-2472)

Gord Knox (519-763-5795)

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 pm


April to October

Thursdays - 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Brenda Langham (519-836-8366)

Gord Clegg (519-824-3293)

January and February


Evergreen Room 2

Ann Peters (519-836-3554)

1st & 5th Wed. - 12:30-4:00 pm

3rd Wed. - 9:00 am-4:00 pm


Rm 2 West End Rec Centre

Nancy Baker (519-822-6653)

September - June

Tuesdays - 12:30-4:00 pm

Membership is $20.00


Rm 2 West End Rec Centre

Ross Hamilton (519-835-9181)


Jan. - June; Sept. - Dec.

Thursdays - noon-4:00 pm

Membership is $25.00


Evergreen Board Room

Ross Coulter (519-821-3993)

2nd & 4th Thursdays - 1:00 pm

Be active.

Get involved.



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GWSA Group & Activity Reports

ALL Activity Groups require that you MUST have an up-to-date GWSA Membership to participate.


Art in the Hall

The Art in the Hall project is mandated

to display good art work in the halls

of the Evergreen Centre. If you are

interested in having your work in a

solo exhibition, or if you are interested

in having a few pieces of your work as

part of a group display at the Evergreen

Centre in 2019, contact Ted

Pritchard at 519-826-6121 or


If you are interested in sitting on the

Art in the Hall Committee for selecting

art for display at the Evergreen

Centre, and assisting with the hanging

of the art, also contact Ted.

Art Studio in 2

Art Studio in 2 is an art group working

out of Room 2 at the Evergreen Centre

on alternate Tuesday evenings from

6:30 pm until 9:30 pm starting the first

week of the month and on alternate

Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 pm

until 4:00 pm starting the second week

of the month. The artists in this club

choose their own media to work with,

examples of which are acrylic painting,

Bunka, drawing, pastels, porcelain

painting, printmaking, stitchery/textile

arts, watercolour painting and others.

Room 2 isn’t vented properly for the

use of oil paints, turpentine, linseed oil

or other strong-smelling media. There

are restrictions on perfume use also at

the Centre to respect those artists with

allergies. Artists will need to provide

all the materials needed to complete

their work and be prepared to share

their technique and insights with other

artists. The membership in Art Studio

in 2 is limited to 24 and yearly membership

costs $27.00 including HST, in

addition to the GWSA membership. If

you are interested in joining Art Studio

in 2 for 2019, contact Ted

Pritchard at 519-826-6121 or



Our Badminton Club welcomes all

from beginners to experienced and

competitive players. Join us as many

as 6 times a week for friendly, active

games and competition at two locations.

We play at the West End

Community Centre on Monday and

Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm.

At the Evergreen Centre, play is on

Tuesday evening at 7 pm, Thursday at

9 am, Friday at 10 am and Sunday afternoons

at 1:15 pm.

We do our best to keep members

alerted of any changes to our times.

Racquets are available for short-term

loan and players require indoor court


Your membership fee covers participation

at both locations. We allow 3

free visits to give you a chance to discover

if you are able and will enjoy

this very active sport. The yearly fee is

$60.00 and you must have an up-todate

membership with GWSA to be a

member of our club.

For further information regarding

our activities and membership,

contact Eleanor Stern at 519-837-


Casual Bicycling - NEW

This new group at the GWSA will be

exploring Guelph’s wonderful multiuse

trail system. We’ll take in the

sights of our city, explore some history,

get some fresh air and exercise, all

in one morning! This group is geared

to people who can ride 10 km in less

than 2 hours. Helmets and your own

bike are mandatory. Meeting place is

the Enabling Garden at Riverside


Bid Euchre

Come in and enjoy a friendly game of

4-Hand Bid Euchre Monday evenings

from 6:30 until 9:00 pm, and Thursdays

from 1 until 4 pm. There will also

be 6-Hand Bid Euchre on Thursday

afternoons. Don’t know how to play?

We will teach you at no charge. Come

and enjoy a visit; we would love to

meet some new members. Guests are

always welcome. For information on 4

-Hand Bid Euchre, phone Helen James

(519-856-4434), or Dot Smith (519-

836-6448) for 6-Hand Bid Euchre.

Book Club

Our group meets in the Boardroom on

the last Friday of each month from

1:00 to 2:30 pm.

In September, our selection is The

Lake House by Kate Morton and in

October, we will be reading The Tea

Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa


Monthly fee is $3.00.

Book Club 2

This group, made up of people on the

wait list for the first book club, will

meet in the Boardroom on the third

Friday of each month from 1:00 to

2:30 pm.

The fee is $3/visit.


We invite all bridge players to come

and join us in a friendly game of

bridge. We play three times a week as


Monday at the West End in the Lions

Lair from 12:45 until 3:15 pm.

Tuesday at the Evergreen in Room 3

from 6:45 pm until 9:15 pm.

Thursday at the Evergreen in Room 3

from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm.

We hope you will come out and

have a friendly game with us. We will

be delighted to welcome you.


Bunka embroidery is created by using

a unique combination of punch needle

and special silk-like rayon thread.

When completed, many pictures resemble

delicately shaded paintings. In

fact, the needle is held and operates in

much the same manner as an artist’s

brush or pencil. The Bunka artist uses

many different stitch techniques in

order to achieve the desired effect of

depth and interest, but unlike other

forms of needle art, there are no knots

to tie and mistakes are easily corrected.

This group is for all skill levels and

meets every Wednesday from 9:15

a.m. to noon.



Come join us for a game of Canasta.

New or experienced players are welcome.

We meet in the Evergreen hallway

every Wednesday at 1:00 pm.

Cost is $1.50. Our president is Sharyn

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Richards. Let her know if you have

any comments. Phone: 519-822-1810,

Text: 519-835-4155,

Email: gwsacanasta@gmail.com

Craft Group

Thank you for the recognition and

certificate I received at the A.G.M. in


I would like to share this with all the

ladies of the Craft Club. If it were not

for their hard work, dedication and

talent, the “Treasure Chest” would not

be the asset to the GWSA that it is.

Sincerely, Judy Montgomery


If you enjoy a game of cribbage, join

us on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. We have a

good time and everyone is welcome.


October 26 - Halloween Hoot

December 14 - Christmas Dance


High scores for the month of May:

Bill A.162out/222out/133; Derek C.

222out/156; Fred L. 222out; Bob Mc.

222out; Lorne S.140; Len P.135; Barry

S.133; Vera G.133; Barry A.126;

Rino F. 126; Marjorie S.125; Bob

L.122; Judy K.121; Audrey B.120;

Margaret W. 119; Bruce F. 117; Gord

K.117; Jessie C.114/111out; Ed B.

113; Grace C. 108; Kathryn W.103.

High scores for the month of June:

Bill A. 88/Finish; Ellen A.108; Phil

A.106; Audrey B.108; Ed B.133;

Grace C.162; Derek C.130/120out;

Rino F.105; Stan F.120; Vera G.122;

Ross K.111/0ut; Gord K. 139; Janet

O.127; Ken O. 114; Barry S.

135/155out; Lorne S.140; Marjorie

S.121; Margaret W.119; David W.

117; Ed W.117; Hester W.131.

High scores for month of July:

Bill A.131; Ellen A. 107; Ed B. 114;

Grace C. 106; Derek C. 125; Bruce F.

128; Barry S. 114/100out; Marjorie S.

123; Dave W. 120.


The Dominoes club meets every

Tuesday at 1:30 pm in the Dining

Room. The club will be playing Mexican

Train. The cost is $1.50 per visit.

Please contact Jean Simpson at 519-

822-6193 or Linda Robinson at 226-

343-0426 regarding any questions

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about the club. Come and have some



In 2018, we have been playing on

Mondays at different courses around

Guelph, Cambridge and Kitchener/

Waterloo from the first week in May

to the last Monday of September. Traditionally

we have over 300 members

split into 3 golf groups (see below).

For information and/or to register for

golf, do so at the Evergreen front

desk. This is our last month for golf in


The executive of the Evergreen Golf

Club is looking for new members to

help organize the golf. If you are interested,

contact Ted Pritchard at 519-

826-6121 or Ken Hills at 519-836-

8414. The co-ordinators for 2018 are

18 Hole A Group, Wayne Vokey, 18

Hole B Group, George Hughes, and 9

Hole Group, David Halfpenny. The

cost to join the Evergreen Golf Club

for the 2018 season is $10.00 plus


Hearing Improvement

The Hearing Improvement Committee

of Guelph has the objective of helping

fellow citizens with hearing loss by co

-operating with and assisting professionals

who deal with it; promoting

hearing accessibility within our own

community; holding regular information

sessions to encourage greater

understanding of the problem and

what is available to help it.

We meet the first Wednesday of

each month from October through

May from 2-3:30 pm. We discuss

problems affecting those with hearing

loss and try to find solutions. Our

meetings also have a social component.

For further information, call Marianne

at 519-822-3946.

Line Dancing

Come dance with us all year long.

Mondays: Beginners 9:30 to 10:30


Intermediate: 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Thursdays: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

(Basic line dance experience recommended

for this class.)

Your first three visits are free, after

which the fee is $1.50 per visit.

Everyone Welcome

Into Focus Photography Club

Why is it that three months seem so

much shorter in the summer than they

do in winter? They are gone almost

before they start. The Into Focus Photography

Group stayed busy, even in

the heat we all went through. Because

of the closure of the Evergreen Centre,

our photo display in the restaurant for

August still showed the June theme of

hair styles.

Our August theme is nature macros.

These are generally close-up shots of

plants, animals or anything else that

lives and grows close to us. The fruits,

if you’ll pardon the pun, of our labours

are on display in the dining

room during September.

Our July meeting was an outdoor

event, held in Riverside Park. We had

a chance to share some tales, have a

pot luck picnic, and take some photos.

Our three summer field trips were to

the Royal Botanical Gardens in June;

the Templin Gardens in Fergus for

July; and in August to the Rockwood

Academy and then to the conservation

area. Many of the photographs from

our field trip are preserved on our web

site at https:/intofocus.smugmug.com/


We are a friendly group of amateur

photographers with equipment ranging

from mobile phones and point-andshoot

cameras to fancy DSLR models.

We share a common interest in photography

as a hobby and we learn

from each other. New members are

always welcome.

If you are interested in joining, contact

Jean McClelland by email:



Pickleball is a sport in which four

players use solid paddles made of

wood or composite materials to hit a

perforated polymer ball over a net.

The sport shares features of other racquet

sports: the dimensions and layout

of a badminton court and a net and

rules similar to tennis, with a few


This sport is for people of all ages

who are looking for some fun, laughter,

socialization and exercise. It’s

easy to learn, but can be challenging

for those with a competitive nature.

All levels of skill invited. Pickleball

equipment is provided.

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Our Scrabble group meets Thursdays

from 1:00 to 3:45 pm at the tables in

the Evergreen Hallway near the Library.

Cost is $1.00 per visit. We play

relaxed but challenging games using

the Scrabble Dictionary 5 th Edition as

our reference. Skill levels range from

beginner to advanced. Come play at

whatever table you wish. Enjoy a

laugh, score a Bingo if you can, and

learn a new word or two with other

word lovers!


Come on out and join our group. Enjoy

some gentle exercise, friendship

and fun. Membership is available to

all paid-up GWSA members for a $10

fee every six months. You also have

the option of paying $1.00 per game.

Register the first time you play. Beginners

are welcome and instruction is

available. The group plays Tuesdays

and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3 p.m.


The Silvertones Choir, formed nearly

40 years ago, now boasts over 50

members. This mixed group of older

adults share their love of singing -

songs old and new. They also love to

entertain with their singing and to

spread cheer.

The choir returns from its summer

break on Friday, September 7.

Performances this season will include

The Day Before on Friday, November

9 and the Christmas Variety

Show, with an entirely new repertoire

of music.

For more information about joining

the choir, please call Arlene McEllistrum

at 519-821-4332.


It costs $10.00 plus HST to join the

Everwhite Ski Club. You register and

pay for the Downhill Ski Club at the

front desk of the Evergreen Centre. It

helps to own a 5-7 Pass purchased

from Blue Mountain well before the

start of the 2019 ski season. Every

Monday, we carpool by meeting at the

lower Evergreen Parking Lot by the

Enabling Garden at 8:00 am, drive to

Blue Mountain, and return to Guelph

by 6:00 pm.

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Contact Cathy Densmore 519-822-

2220, for Ski Club information.

Evergreen Snooker Club

The Evergreen Snooker Club is composed

of a group of active, friendly

players with skill levels covering the

full spectrum from learner/beginner to

accomplished player. If you are interested

in learning the game, or have

played in the past and want to get

back into it, please drop by the Snooker

Room. You will be assured a warm

welcome and a place to try your hand

at one of our three tables. The Snooker

Room is open weekdays between

9:00 am and 4:00 pm and any other

time the Evergreen Centre may be


The primary focus of the club is to

have fun, build friendships and socialize.

Your snooker skill level is irrelevant

so don’t feel intimidated if you

are a beginner. Prospective members

may visit the club room up to three

times without charge to help with their

decision on whether to join. While

most of the current members are men,

there is a small group of women who

play regularly (typically on Tuesday

mornings), so ladies, don’t be shy to

give it a try.

Membership is available to all

paid-up members of the GWSA on

payment of the prescribed annual

snooker activity fee. The current fee

of $70 (plus tax) buys you access to

the Snooker Room anytime it is open

and all the snooker you care to play.

Texas Hold ’Em

Why not come out and have fun with

us? We are averaging about 16 players

a week and are situated in the Dining


We charge $1.50 per week and

pretty well all of that goes back to the

GWSA. We play from 6:30 to 8:30


Each player starts off with $500 in

real casino chips and, as we do not

play for money, we work on a point

system; the one with the most points

each week is the winner. We play until

there is only one player left or 8:30

pm comes, whichever comes first.

We will gladly teach anyone who is

interested in playing. Just follow the

laughter to find us.

We have about six ladies playing at

present and would always welcome

more. We do not want to become a

men’s club! Remember, you have to

be a member of GWSA to play.

Walking Club

We have had a lot of new members

this year and have been blessed with

some beautiful weather. We have been

to Guelph Lake Conservation Area,

the Mill Race Trail at St. Jacobs, a

trail by the old Reformatory grounds,

the Smith Side Trail, and have other

walks planned for the Fall. We tried a

new walk by Wellington County Museum

which was a good addition to

our schedule. Our Annual Picnic was

on one of the most humid days of the

year so we weren't running around

playing games. Fred cooked some

lovely sausages and lots of salads and

desserts were enjoyed.

We have had to change our Walking

Schedule as we had planned to visit

Joseph Schneider Haus when we

planned to go to Victoria Park in

Kitchener. We have always been able

to get in free on the last Thursday of

the month but this year, the free Senior's

day has changed. Please note that

August 30 will be the Spurline Trail,

September 13 will be a local walk (no

cars needed). September 20 will be

Joseph Schneider Haus in Victoria

Park, Kitchener, and October 11 will

be Rockwood Conservation Area. We

hope to enjoy more good weather. We

will be winding up our season with

our Pot Luck Supper on October 25,

with details next month.

Watercolour Painters Club

The Evergreen Watercolour Painters

Club provides an opportunity for watercolour

painters to practise their

hobby along with others sharing the

same interest, while encouraging one

another and receiving information,

ideas and inspiration. While we do not

offer classes or lessons, we welcome

accomplished watercolour painters.

There is a small annual membership

fee and membership with the

GWSA is required. We meet on the

1st and 5th Wednesday from 12:30 to

4:00 pm and 3rd Wednesday from

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 pm in Room 2.


Home visits only - Guelph, KW and area

18 years experience $40-43 per visit

Toenail trimming, callous & corn care,

foot massage for better circulation.

Cell: 519.994.1310


Je Suis Canadian - Portrait of a People

by Anne Gordon and Michael Gordon

This 130-page, full-colour book is by Anne Gordon, who is a well-known

travel writer and a long-time member of the Into Focus Photography Club, and

Michael Gordon, who has produced several books in the ‘Rockhound’ Series.

This book celebrates Canada’s diversity and unique cultures from north to

south and east to west in words and photographs of the people, celebrations,

native species and amazing landscapes.

Lots of intriguing Canadian trivia and thought-provoking quotes are found

throughout the book.

You can purchase this book online at www.lulu.com/shop.

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities SEPTEMBER 2018

R Register W West End Community Centre P Riverside Park Picnic Shelter


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday




9a-12p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jong

1-4p West End Arts W

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

6:30-9:30p Art Studio in 2

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker



9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a Food Demo

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Watercolours

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard


9a-12p Badminton

9a-12p Outreach

9:30a-12:30p Walking Club

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-2p Feel Better Move Well W

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W


8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-3p Silvertones

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W


9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre

7-9p Computer Club


8:30a-12p Arthritis Service

9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12p Pickleball

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jong

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker


9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a Food Demo

12:30-4p Watercolours

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

1-4p Canasta







8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-3p Silvertones

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre


9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:15-3:30p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring


9a-12p Outreach

9a-12p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jong


9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9a-4p Watercolours

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts


9a-12p Badminton

9:30a-12:30p Walking Club

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-2p Feel Better Move Well W

1-3p Line Dancing


8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

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1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre


9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:15-3:30p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

2:30-5p Photography Club

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre

1-4p West End Arts W

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

6:30-9:30p Art Studio in 2

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker


9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12p Pickleball

10a-12p Education Series

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jong

1-4p West End Arts W

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker

Everyday Activities


Book Nook— Mon-Fri –


Aquatic Arthritic Relief

(West End Community

Centre) (519-837-5657)

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W


9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12:15p Darts

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-4p Wednesday Euchre


9a-12p Badminton

9:30a-12:30p Walking Club

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-3:30p Writers Club

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

Weekend Activities


9a-12p Table Tennis, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

10a-12p Darts, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


1:15-3:15p Badminton, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23,


10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-3p Silvertones

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-2:20p Book Club 2

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W


8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

10:30a-12p Food Tasting

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-2:30p Book Club

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W

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Order a Garden Fresh Box of fruit and vegetables. Please pay (in advance)

for your next order when you pick up your current order on the

3 rd Wednesday of each month from 12:00 - 2:00 pm in the Evergreen Foyer.

Small box of vegetables and fruit—$15.00

Large box of vegetables and fruit—$20.00

The Garden Fresh attempts to provide as locally fresh grown produce as possible.

Solutions on pg. 38

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“Our Young Seniors”

‘We’re not over the hill; we’re just gaining


Christie, Helen E. - August 15 (90)

Hillman, Don - September 14 (85)



Reilly, Harold & Jean - July 26, 1958

(60 years)

Croft, Jim & Carol - September 2, 1967

(51 years)

Riley, Dorothy & Art - September 8, 1951

(67 years)

If you have a birthday or anniversary that

you would like to include in the Sentinel,

please let us know the month before.


We would like to convey our condolences

To Association Members and their Families

Fowler, Veronica Evelyn passed away on Tuesday,

June 12, 2018, in her 82nd year. She was the leader

of the Shuffleboard activity group and a long-time

GWSA member.

Staples, Muriel “Mim” passed away on Friday,

July 6, 2018, at the age of 89. She was a long-time

member of the Craft Club.

Roth, Francis (Frank) passed away on Sunday, July

15, 2018. He was a member of the Writers Club.

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held at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

unless otherwise indicated — call 519-823-1291.

Your Community Guide is available at the Centre and online at www.guelph.ca.




Ballroom Dancing

Get up off the couch and come out

and have some fun! In no time at all

you will be moving and grooving to

jive, waltz, cha cha, merengue,

quickstep, bachata and foxtrot music.

Couples and singles welcome.

Class length: 45 mins Classes:14

Fee: $93.80 Members,

$108.80 Non-Members

Wed Sep 19, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 215882

Beginner Jazz

Try out our new beginner adult jazz

class; no dance experience needed.

Classes start with a warm up, followed

by learning basic steps and

putting them together in combinations.

Class length: 60 mins Classes:13

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $87.10 Members,

$102.10 Non-Members

Mon Sep 17, 2 p.m. Code: 215884

No class: Oct. 8

Cardio Dance

This innovative, fun and exciting

dance fitness class is guaranteed to

get you moving into shape. This safe

and effective total body workout is

specifically designed for beginners

and seniors.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 14

Fee: $93.80 Members,

$108.80 Non-Members

Tue Sep 18, 2 p.m. Code: 215885

Celtic Dance and Beyond

Enjoy and learn the dances of the

Celtic nations of Ireland, Scotland,

Wales and Brittany. Also experience

the dances of other countries which

have been influenced by the Celtic

music, rhythms and dances. This is a

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low-impact activity. No partners are


Class length: 60 mins Classes: 14

Fee: $93.80 Members,

$108.80 Non-Members

Thu Sep 20, 9:45 a.m. Code: 215886

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga offers the same benefits

as other yoga practices, such as increased

flexibility, strengthening,

proper breathing and increasing

range of motion in the joints. Simply

use a chair to assist with postures!

Chair yoga is for everyone and especially

those who may have limited

mobility and/or are unable to get up

and down on a yoga mat. Postures

can be modified to meet students’

needs. Please bring your own yoga

mat to class to be placed under your


Class length: 60 mins Classes: 12

Fee: $86.52 Members,

$101.52 Non-Members

Mon Sep 17, 1 p.m. Code: 215888

No class: Oct 8, 22

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 14

Fee: $100.94 Members,

$115.94 Non-Members

Wed Sep 19, 9:15 a.m.

Code: 215887

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 14

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $100.94 Members,

$115.94 Non-Members

Thu Sep 20, 2 p.m. Code: 215889

Gentle Yoga

This program is open to everyone.

We will explore this centuries old

discipline which brings health and

vitality to the body, peace to the

mind and joy to the spirit. Ability to

move from standing to lying on the

floor needed.

Class length: 90 mins Classes: 13

Fee: $93.73 Members,

$108.73 Non-Members

Fri Sep 21, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 215931

No class: Oct 12

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $93.73 Members,

$108.73 Non-Members

Tue Sep 18, 2 p.m. Code: 215933


Achieve better posture, balance,

core strength and everyday movement

through the exercises of

Joseph Pilates. Pilates can benefit

everyone and offers a refreshing

change from the traditional types of

exercise. Please bring a mat to the


Class length: 60 mins Classes: 14

Fee: $104.86 Members,

$119.86 Non-Members

Wed Sep 19, 1:30 p.m.

Code: 215954

Qi Gong 1 (Chi Kung)

This class is a Chinese blend of exercise,

stretching and meditation.

The program focuses on ‘Eighteen

Postures for Daily Practice,’ a Qi

Gong set that integrates East and

West in a series of gentle exercises

designed to maintain and enhance

health. Adapting classical Qi Gong

forms, this style incorporates therapeutic

exercise, self-massage and

meditation. Qi Gong 1 class focuses

on the core routines.

Class length: 90 mins Classes: 12

Fee: $78.48 Members,

$93.48 Non-Members

Mon Sep 17, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 215955

No class: Oct 8, 22

Class length: 90 mins Classes: 14

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $91.56 Members,

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Callous and Corn Treatment

Nail Trimming

Fungal Nail Treatment




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(Continued from page 28)

$106.56 Non-Members

Wed Sep 19, 6:15 p.m.

Code: 215956

Fri Sep 21, 1 p.m. Code: 215957

Qi Gong 2 (Chi Kung)

This class is a Chinese blend of exercise,

stretching and meditation.

The classes focus on ‘Eighteen Postures

for Daily Practice,’ a Qi Gong

set that integrates East and West in a

series of gentle exercises designed

to maintain and enhance health.

Adapting classical Qi Gong forms,

this style incorporates therapeutic

exercise, self-massage and meditation.

Qi Gong 2 class explores variations,

including qigong walking.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 14

Fee: $63.42 Members,

$78.42 Non-Members

Thu Sep 20, 11 a.m. Code: 215958

Strength and Balance

This beginner class will focus on fall

prevention, whole body movements

and balance. It is designed to improve

general mobility and overall

strength to make everyday tasks

easier. You can expect to see improvement

in posture. The class

presents an excellent opportunity for

beginners to start exercising with an

aerobic, strength and flexibility


Class length: 45 mins Classes: 14

Fee: $93.80 Members,

$108.80 Non-Members

Wed Sep 19, 12:15 p.m. Code: 215961

Strength and Cardio Level 1

The beginner strength training class

focuses on functional exercises that

include balance, flexibility and cardiovascular

movements. Exercises

are performed both sitting and

standing. Hand weights are used for

strengthening and toning muscles.

Join us to keep your body fit!

Class length: 50 mins Classes: 13

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $80.34 Members,

$95.34 Non-Members

Mon Sep 17, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 215962

No class: Oct 8

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Class length: 50 mins Classes: 14

Fee: $86.52 Members,

$101.52 Non-Members

Wed Sep 19, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 215963

Strength and Cardio Level 2

The intermediate/advanced strength

training class focuses on a low impact

cardio warm up. This class performs

functional exercises that include

balance, flexibility and cardiovascular

movements. Exercises are

performed sitting and standing. A

variety of equipment is used

throughout the classes which may

include bands, stability balls and

weights of your choice. Join us to

keep your body fit!

Class length: 50 mins Classes: 12

Fee: $74.16 Members,

$89.16 Non-Members

Mon Sep 17, 9 a.m. Code: 215964

No class: Oct 8, 22

Class length: 50 mins Classes: 13

Fee: $80.34 Members,

$95.34 Non-Members

Fri Sep 21, 9 a.m. Code: 215965

No class: Oct 12

Strength and Cardio Level 3

Come and challenge your fitness

level in the advanced strength training

class. Focusing on a low impact

cardio warm up, this class performs

functional exercises that include balance,

flexibility and cardiovascular

movements. A variety of equipment

is used throughout the classes which

may include bands, stability balls

and weights of your choice. Join us

to keep your body fit!

Class length: 50 mins Classes: 12

Fee: $74.16 Members,

$89.16 Non-Members

Mon Sep 17, 8 a.m. Code: 215966

No class: Oct 8, 22

Fee: $86.52 Members,

$101.52 Non-Members

Fri Sep 21, 8 a.m. Classes: 14

Code: 215967

Stretch and Strengthen

Come and learn body awareness

through core strengthening, muscle

toning and stretching. You will see

improvements in your posture and

fitness abilities. This entry-level

fitness class will prepare to take

your fitness to the next level.

Class length: 50 mins Classes: 14

Fee: $86.52 Members,

$101.52 Non-Members

Tue Sep 18, 8:45 a.m. Code: 215969

Thu Sep 20, 8:45 a.m. Code: 215968

*NEW* Swimming Essentials for

Seniors – Level 1

You’re never too old to learn how to

swim! This program has been developed

for seniors to gain confidence

in and around water by learning

basic swimming skills. Assistance is

provided whenever necessary while

participants work toward the goal of

complete independence in the water.

Class length: 45 mins Classes: 10

Location: Centennial Pool

Fee: $80

Mon Oct 1, 10 a.m. Code: 217474

No class: Oct 8

*NEW* Swimming Essentials for

Seniors – Level 2

Looking to improve your swimming

technique? This program has been

developed for seniors to increase

endurance and advance strokes. You

will be provided with individual

feedback and swim workouts to

meet your goals.

Class length: 45 mins Classes: 10

Location: Centennial Pool

Fee: $80

Wed Oct 3, 10 a.m. Code: 217475

Tai Chi – All Levels

Continue to learn the complete sequence

of Tai Chi Ch’uan moves.

This program is suitable for anyone

who has completed Tai Chi Beginner

or has had previous experience

with a similar style of Tai Chi.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 14

Fee: $108.36 Members,

$123.36 Non-Members

Tue Sep 18, 9:45 a.m. Code: 215970

Tai Chi Chih

Are you having problems with blood

pressure, balance or flexibility? Tai

Chi Chih can help. You will learn 19

gentle movements that are rooted

from one posture. These actions are

designed to have the same benefits

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1 & 2 Bedroom Units for Rent at 671 Woolwich Street, Guelph

• Clean & quiet seniors building next to the senior centre

• High rise building with elevator access

• Walking distance to Wal‐Mart plaza and other amenies

• Ensuite bathrooms available

• On site laundry

• Heat, Hydro & Parking included

For viewings and more informaon call Michel at: 519‐400‐0297


… the third generation


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as Tai Chi. Classes are for all fitness

levels and can be done seated or

standing. This relaxing practice improves

your balance, flexibility,

mindfulness, and leads to better allround

health. Regular participation

results in improved body strength,

better sleep and weight loss.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 11

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $86.90 Members,

$101.90 Non-Members

Wed Sep 19, 2 p.m. Code: 215971

Total Body Conditioning

This total body conditioning class

will challenge the active 55+ individual.

A cardio warm up will prepare

you for a resistance training,

balance, flexibility, core strength

and floor workout. The benefits of

regular exercise consisting of these

major components will improve

your mental, physical and emotional

health, increase your energy level to

be able to carry out daily tasks and

reduce your chances of osteoporosis.

Class length: 45 mins Classes: 14

Fee: $86.52 Members,

$101.52 Non-Members

Wed Sep 19, 8 a.m. Code: 215972



Computers – Android Tablets and


During this private lesson, the instructor

will assist you with any

problems or concerns you have with

your tablet or smartphone! Please

bring your tablet or smartphone to

the class.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 1

Fee: $30.91 Members,

$45.91 Non-Members

Mon Nov 26, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 215891

Mon Nov 26, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 215893

Mon Nov 26, 11:30 a.m.

Code: 215892

Computers - Let’s Get Started

This entry level course is for those

who would like to try computing at

its most basic level. Your instructor

will give hands-on experience while

learning at your own speed.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 4

Fee: $66.24 Members,

$81.24 Non-Members

Tue Sep 25, 1 p.m. Code: 215899

Computer Maintenance and Peak


Is your computer running slow? Got

a lot of ‘garbage’ on your computer?

Need to understand antivirus software?

You can use your existing

Windows software to clean that up

and get peak performance to keep

your computer running smoothly.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 3

Fee: $43.26 Members,

$58.26 Non-Members

Tues Nov 13, 1 p.m. Code: 215900

Computer Mentoring

Just about everyone with a computer

runs into problems! Don’t struggle

when there is help available at these

weekly mentoring sessions. Volunteers

from the GWSA Computer

Club are available to assist you with

your specific problem areas.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $3.00 Members,

$5.00 Non-Members

See the box at the bottom of this

page for dates and codes.

Computers – Skype

Learn how to set up Skype, add your

contacts and make your first call.

Learn how to change your settings

to private, block or unblock contacts,

and view your history. Communicate

between computers. Talk

to anyone on Skype, anywhere in

the world, for free with a Skype-to-

Skype call.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 2

Fee: $30.90 Members,

$45.90 Non-Members

Wed Nov 21, 1 p.m. Code: 215916

Computers – Smartphone

Looking to purchase a smartphone?

This course will walk you through

options for cell phone plans, what

types of phones are available, and

discuss your cell phone needs.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

Mon Nov 5, 10 a.m. Code: 215917

Computers – iPad

This course is to help the new Apple

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All computer mentoring sessions are held on Monday afternoons from 1-3 pm for $3.00 for Members

and $5.00 for Non-Members.

Participants pay in advance at the registration desk.

** The Computer Lab is open all day for member use as long as there isn’t a scheduled class using it. **

Computer Free Time:

Every Wednesday morning

from 9:30-11:30 am,

and Friday afternoon

from 1:00-3:00 pm,

open to all members of the


free of charge.


Sep 10 215908 Oct 1 215912

Sep 17 215902 Oct 15 215914

Sep 24 215911 Oct 22 215901


Oct 29

Nov 5

Nov 12





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$25.00 discount coupon

with this ad

Please call 519-821-6683

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(Continued from page 32)

iPad user navigate through the functions

of this type of computer tablet.

Please bring your iPad to class so

you are ready to get started.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 2

Fee: $30 Members,

$40 Non-Members

Mon Sept 17, 10 a.m. Code: 215919

Mon Dec 3, 10 a.m. Code: 215918

Computers – File Management

Thought file management was just

for paper files? Think again! It’s just

as important to keep the files on

your computer organized and up-todate.

Just as with paper files, the

goal of computer file management is

to ensure that you can find what

you’re looking for, even if you’re

looking for it years after its creation.

This file management workshop will

help you keep your files organized

and accessible.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

Tue Oct 30, 1 p.m. Code: 215897

Computers - Email Basics

Are you new to email and want to

learn how to better communicate

with friends, family and even businesses?

Do you want to learn how to

better use your current email service?

This workshop will teach you

how to use an internet-based email

service (Yahoo! Mail) to send and

receive messages, attach documents

and photos, as well as identifying

and avoiding email viruses. If you

already have an email account, bring

your login and password, as there

will be time to practice and to have

your questions answered. To get the

most out of this session, you should

know how to use a mouse.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

Fri Oct 12, 9:30 a.m. Code: 215895

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Computers - Internet Basics

Are you new to the internet and

want to learn more about going

online? Would you like to better understand

internet jargon? Has using

an Internet browser left you frustrated

and confused? This workshop

will guide you through the internet

basics, including how to use a

browser, navigate websites and use a

search engine, as well as understanding

internet jargon. This session

will also help you to identify

Internet threats and stay safe when

online. To get the most out of this

session, you should already know

how to use a mouse.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

Fri Nov 16, 9:30 a.m. Code: 215898

Computers - Facebook

Facebook is a social media website

that allows you to connect with

friends, family and even businesses.

This workshop will teach you about

social networking using Facebook.

You will learn about key features

including how to log on, navigate

the website, find friends and family,

edit your online profile, as well as

managing your privacy settings. You

will learn about advanced features

including messages and chat, creating

photo albums, joining groups,

user lists, and using the App Centre.

This session will allow for practice

time and an opportunity to ask your


To get the most out of this session,

you should already have a Facebook

account set up.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

Fri Nov 2, 9:30 a.m. Code: 215896

Microsoft Office Word

With Microsoft Word, you can create

fantastic cards, flyers, meeting

minutes, newsletters - basically, any

kind of document. It’s not just for

typing letters anymore! Come learn

the basics of this fabulous program

and how templates can give you a

head start on all your projects. This

is for Windows.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

Fri Oct 5, 9 a.m. Code: 215915


Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, October 4 - 11:30 am

seating and 12:30 pm seating; $15

+ HST; turkey dinner with all the

trimmings! Take-out is available.

Community Craft Sale

Evergreen opens its doors for a

Community Craft Sale. Be one of

many craft vendors at this seasonal

and festive event. New or homemade/handmade

items only, no rummage

sale items please. To reserve

your table, call 519-823-1291.

Date: Sat November 17

Time: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Fee: $20/1 table, $35/2 tables,

$45/3 tables, $55/4 tables + HST

Set up: Fri. Nov 16, 4:30-6 p.m.

and/or Sat. Nov 17, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Cooking - A Taste of Italy

Come and enjoy a taste of Italy.

Learn how to cook an Italian dinner

which includes antipasto, soup and

pasta. Please bring containers for

any possible leftovers and a water


Class length: 2.5 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $35.53 Members,

$50.53 Non-Members

Tue Nov 6, 6:30 p.m. Code: 215920

Winter Driving Information Session

This free session will cover the winter

driving conditions (roadways and

surfaces), snow removal criteria for

the province, how to prepare your

vehicle for winter driving, personally

preparing for a longer winter

drive, what to do in a skid and what

to do if you get stuck or stranded.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 1

Fee: No cost

Tue Oct 30, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 215937

Driving Information Session

This free session will cover the driver’s

licence renewal process. Topics

include: what you can expect when

you turn 80 years old, aging and

driving, how aging factors can affect

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your ability to drive safely, warning

signs, traffic roundabouts, and when

is it time to hang up the keys. There

must be 15 people registered for the

course to run.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 1

Fee: No cost

Tue Oct 30, 9:30 a.m. Code: 215938

Travel Insurance and More

Have you ever thought, “I wish I

had known that about my travel insurance

before I went on vacation.”

Or maybe you’ve bought insurance

without really knowing what you

are covered for? Have you ever

wondered how you would cover inhome

nursing if required, or assistance

to make meals? Many people

believe OHIP or employee benefits

plans will cover our long term care

costs. This informative session will

educate you on what you need to

know when purchasing travel insurance

and the unforeseen costs that

can be covered by long term care


Class length: 60 mins Classes: 1

Fee: $5.00 Members,

$10.00 Non-Members

Thu Nov 1, 10 a.m. Code: 215941

Financial Insurance - Cash Flow

Planning for Retirement

Do you feel like you are making

great retirement income but you

don’t know where it all goes? Do

you feel like you could do so much

more with your money if you only

knew how? Do you want more life

from the money you already have?

If your financial plan doesn’t include

a written cash flow plan, you

may be missing the most important

step. Please join us to learn how to

get more out of your money.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 1

Fee: $5.00 Members,

$10.00 Non-Members

Thu Oct 18, 10 a.m. Code: 215939

Peer Learning - Current Events

This subject is back again, and there

are plenty of issues to discuss! Participants

will look into the background

of current topics from politics,

economics, business, crime, the

environment, science, technology,

the arts, sports or anything else the

group decides. Items could be local,

national, or international. Come and

share your views.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 9

Fee: $18.00 Members,

$33.00 Non-Members

Mon Sep 17, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 215944 No class: Sept 24

Peer Learning - Historical


Hitler told his generals that the conquest

of the Soviet Union would be

easy. This is one of the countless

blunders that have been made in

history. Join us as we choose some

of these blunders and discuss them.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 9

Fee: $18.00 Members,

$33.00 Non-Members

Tue Sep 18, 1:30 p.m.

Code: 215945 No class: Sept 25

Peer Learning - The Changing

World of Agriculture

The application of biotechnology

has achieved a remarkable increase

in contemporary agricultural

productivity, both domestically and

globally. To what extent are these

achievements sustainable and desirable?

Join us for a lively discussion.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 9

Fee: $18.00 Members,

$33.00 Non-Members

Thu Sep 20, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 215946 No class: Sept 27

Photography - Camera Basics

This course looks at the most common

features found on digital cameras.

Topics include using the camera’s

menus and modes to take better

pictures, downloading pictures

onto your computer, and organizing

them into folders and albums.

Class length: 2.5 hours Classes: 1

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

Tue Oct 2, 6 p.m. Code: 215947

Piano Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn

piano? Haven’t played for a while

and would like some instruction?

All levels of learners are welcome.

Class length: 30 mins Classes: 12

Fee: $241.08 Members,

$291.08 Non-Members

Wed Sep 19, noon Code: 215953

Wed Sep 19, 12:30 p.m.

Code: 215951

Wed Sep 19, 1:15 p.m.

Code: 215948

Wed Sep 19, 1:45 p.m.

Code: 215949

Wed Sep 19, 2:30 p.m.

Code: 215952

Wed Sep 19, 3:00 p.m.

Code: 215950

Publish a Photo Book

Publishing your first photo book is

less complicated than you think.

Learn about the tools and sites

available for publishing a full colour,

hardcover photo book of your

personal photos and then order additional

copies for the whole family.

Modern day publishing is easy and


Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

Wed Oct 17, 6 p.m. Code: 217537


Acrylic Painting

Join us for informative lessons in

painting with acrylics. Stroke types,

techniques and form will be the focus

of this hands-on class. Be inspired,

have an open mind and create

your masterpiece with this form

of art.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 8

Fee: $113.36 Members,

$128.36 Non-Members

Thu Sep 20, 9 a.m. Code: 215874

No class: Oct 4, Nov 1

Calligraphy - Gothic Blackletter

Suitable for beginners or anyone

wanting to refresh their skills. This

technical hand requires patience and

practice, but does not use pressure

and release or pen manipulation.

Get to know the basic tools and letterforms

through demonstrations

and fun calligraphic projects.

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Chris Fraser

The Book Nook —

“A Lending Library”

We are open Monday to

Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

* * * *

I hope you have all enjoyed a great


Now I have a great book I’d like to

tell you about, “The Room on Rue

Amelie” by Kristin Harmel. An

American, Ruby Henderson, met Marcel

Benoit in 1938 and that summer,

they married and moved to his home

in Paris. Ruby loved the idea of starting

a new life in a place she adored,

although her parents were concerned

about her living there. Soon France

falls to the Nazis. Marcel is not home

a lot of the time and Ruby enjoys talking

to a young girl, Charlotte, who

lives next door.

Ruby’s marriage is not going well

and Marcel treats her as though she

knows nothing and does not discuss

what he is doing. Charlotte has been

keeping an eye on her neighbour and

late one night ,she peers through the

door and sees Marcel with a strange

man going into a cupboard in the hall.

Several months later when the Jewish

people are being rounded up, Charlotte’s

parents are taken away, but her

mother begs Ruby to take Charlotte

and hide her and keep her safe.

Charlotte moves into Ruby’s apartment

where she can hide in a closet in

Ruby’s bedroom if necessary. One

night there is a knock on the door and

Ruby opens it to find a man who is

obviously not well, asking to see Marcel.

Ruby brings him in and looks after

him for the next couple of days.

She realizes he is British and a pilot

who has been shot down. It is then

that Charlotte tells Ruby what she saw

in the hall some time ago and Ruby

discovers an area big enough to hide


She then begins to put the pieces of

the puzzle together and realizes what

her husband Marcel has been doing all

along. So begins an escape line and

Ruby is anxious to help in any way

she can. It is very dangerous, but Ruby,

and later Charlotte, help in hiding

pilots until they are collected by the

Resistance who have an escape line to

get these men home.

This is a wonderful story of how

Ruby and Charlotte manage to survive

all the dangers in Paris during WWII

and do their part to help win the war.

It’s an unforgettable story and I hope

you will enjoy reading it as much as I


Happy reading!

Your Bookworm & Librarian,

Chris Fraser


‘For Sale’ ads will be left in for 3 issues from first insertion

(i.e., in Sept. issue - removed from Dec. issue),

if you wish it to remain in longer, please contact The

Sentinel office and/or leave us a message. If your item

sells, please let us know so that we can remove it. NO

‘Accommodation’ or ‘Vehicle’ ads will be included in

the Evergreen Market. Such ads will be treated as advertising

inserted within these pages at the current

Sentinel advertising rates plus HST.

Thank you, Sentinel Administrator.


Power Lift Chair

Electric, brown leather. Very lightly used. Asking $1,000.

Call 519-400-5128.


Riser recliner, six months new. Light brown. Asking $260.

Call 519-821-1512.

Keurig Coffee Machine

Keurig coffee machine for sale. Asking $24 or best offer.

Call 519-570-0216.


Pegasus scooter, gently used. Asking $1,500. Call 519-823-


Guitar & Electric Fireplace

Guitar with one string missing, asking $150. Electric fireplace,

asking $200. Call 519-265-1167.

Invacare Power Wheel Chair

Invacare TDX SP power chair, purchased in June of this year

and only used for a month. Several upgrades from the basic

version. Stable and powerful with fully adjustable speed and

LCD display. Originally $9400, asking $3000 or best offer.

Call 519-546-6871.


Foot Stool

Old-fashioned foot stool with fabric top, about 12” high by

22” long and 15” wide. Call 519-824-0182.

Muppet VHS Tapes

If you have any Muppet or Fraggle VHS tapes that you

would like to sell, call 519-823-8665.

Folding Chairs & Scythe

Wanted - 4 folding aluminum web and vinyl tubing chairs,

and a long-handled scythe-type cutting tool for weeds and

underbrush to be used in the bush. No battery or electricity

option. Older type that requires no bending. Call Diane at


Free advertising for GWSA members ONLY.



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Class length: 2.5 hours Classes: 6

Fee: $70.98 Members,

$85.98 Non-Members

Tue Oct 16, 1 p.m. Code: 217540

No class: Nov 6, 27

Fundamentals of Drawing

This course is ideal for the beginner,

or those who may be taking other

painting courses and need a

refresher course to hone their skills.

Participants will be introduced to

exercises in drawing from observation

and the creation of threedimensional

effects through the use

of light and shade and perspective.

Tips and techniques for drawing

accurately will be introduced with

still life and people as the main subject

matter for this course. Materials

for this course will be discussed in

the first lesson.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 8

Fee: $113.36 Members,

$128.36 Non-Members

Tue Sep 18, 10:15 a.m.

Code: 215877

Beginner Pastels

Let’s go back to childhood when we

painted with our fingers! This

course will introduce an amazing

medium - chalk pastel. We learn

about supplies - different types of

pastels, paper surfaces and additional

tools. We start from the basics of

pastel painting and study the many

ways to apply the pastels. Using

colour theory and refreshing tone

drawing skills, we paint simple

objects and scenes.

Class length: 2.5 hours Classes: 8

Fee: $128.72 Members,

$143.72 Non-Members

Thur Sep 20, 1:00 p.m.

Code: 215875

Portrait Drawing and Painting

This class is structured to develop

and nurture the student's aesthetic

vision concerning painting portraits.

Students will learn basic structure

and proportions of cranial and facial

parts of a head and the first steps in

art of painting portrait. They will

learn to incorporate light, shadow /

tone and colour to bring portraits

alive. Students will also paint their

self-portraits. The self-portraits will

employ subjective approach. Students

will be encouraged to value

not only resemblance, but also an

expressive content. The class is

open to both methods: working

from a model and photographs.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 8

Location: West End Community


Fee: $113.36 Members,

$128.36 Non-Members

Wed Sep 26, 1 p.m. Code: 215878

Pottery Workshop for Seniors

Get yourself familiar with clay, the

potter’s wheel and glazing, through

various hand-building and wheelthrown

projects. You will work at

your own pace with instruction and

guidance to help create decorative

and useful objects. This class is for

all levels and ability.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 10

Location: Guelph Community

Pottery Centre, 14 Edinburgh Rd. S.

Fee: $195.70

Mon Sep 17, 1:30 p.m.

Code: 214755

No Class: Oct 8


Sketching is a good way to learn or

improve your drawing skills. This

course suits all levels of students

who want to know how to draw

quick and accurate sketches. Whether

you want to prepare for a big project

or draw the world around us,

sketching is a great way to express


Class length: 2.5 hours Classes: 8

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $113.36 Members,

$128.36 Non-Members

Thu Sep 20, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 217674

Beginner Watercolours

Discover this sensuous, translucent

and flowing medium! Allow yourself

to be creative, playful, spontaneous,

messy and have fun with

learning basic and experimental

watercolour techniques. Enjoy practicing

new skills in creating your


unique landscape, still life or

abstract pictures.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 8

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $113.68 Members,

$128.68 Non-Members

Tue Sep 18, 1 p.m. Code: 215881


This watercolours class is for all

levels of painters. The instructor

will work with participants on an

individual basis or in small groups

of similar interest or skill.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 8

Fee: $113.68 Members,

$128.68 Non-Members

Mon Sep 17, 9 a.m. Code: 15880

No class: Oct 8, 29, Nov 5



Minds in Motion

Minds in Motion® is a program that

incorporates physical and mental

stimulation for people living with

early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease

or other dementias, and their

care partners. Two main components

make up the social program:

45 to 60 minutes of physical activity

led by a trained physical activity

program leader and 45 to 60

minutes of mentally stimulating activities

facilitated by a Minds in

Motion® co-ordinator and volunteers.

This program is a great opportunity

to establish new friendships

with others who are living the same

experiences. Register by calling the

Alzheimer Society 519-742-1422.

Class length: 2 hours

Fee: $60.00

Wed Sep 5, 1 p.m.

Wed Nov 7, 1 p.m.

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CREMATION: $1935 +hst BURIAL: $5995 +hst

If prearranged and prepaid by December 31, 2018 If prearranged and prepaid by December 31, 2018


by Susan Jackson

I had to return my selection of movies to the library

yesterday, but there was one I wished I could keep.

Just as my father regularly borrowed the Casablanca

movie from his local library, I too have found a movie

that I find fascinating, and I will watch it again.

The movie stars Maggie Smith. She is old, more

wrinkled than most, and most noticeable in her old

age. Who ever heard of her when she was young?

She absolutely shines when she is “indignant”. For

five winters, I looked forward to a weekly episode of

Downton Abbey, where Maggie Smith played the

indignant English matriarch of Downton.

In this movie, entitled The Lady in the Van, she

plays an indignant homeless woman, and she does it

oh so well. As an unpaid critic, I would recommend

it and it is my summer favourite. It calls to me, as I

notice we have more and more rather odd ways that

we must explain to our children and our friends.

There are reasons, or so we think. We often have to

adjust our habits and lifestyle to our growing frailties.

In fact, I think we spend considerable time catering

to our own bodies and minds in order to adjust

to the new realities of aching bones, drying skin, loss

of strength and co-ordination. We subversively play

sudoku, crossword puzzles, and word games, hoping

that we can keep all our marbles in the cup. And

each day we say, “so far, so good”, but more on that

another day.

The summer days pass us by, full of sunshine,

birds singing us songs, and cold salads and ice cream

cones. We have found easier lodgings. We no longer

contend with ailing lawn mowers and fences that

need repair. Today I ate a deliciously ripe peach

from Niagara. The crop is in. The cat and I enjoy the

air conditioning when the afternoons heat up. Our

children and grandchildren report on their summer

holidays in cottage country, reminding us of our

more active lives and memories of the splash of water

and the call of loons. Our summer pleasures are

with us, just in different form.

For a grandson

Who knew monkey bars could be such fun,

Twisting and swinging from rung to rung.

Watch me fly now, so alive in the sun.

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Process for GWSA Trips

General: (1) All travellers on GWSA Travel Club trips should be members of the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association.

Non-members are now able to book trips two weeks prior to the day of departure provided room is still available.

(2) Memberships are payable to the City of Guelph — Visa, MasterCard, Cash or Cheque may be used unless otherwise indicated.

(3) Please refrain from using scented products during GWSA trips.

Booking Your Trip : (1) Service numbers will be issued at the Centre starting at 8:30 am the day of trip bookings. (2)

Phone bookings to 519-823-1291 will start at 9:00 am on the same day. (3) Travellers may book for two GWSA members the first

morning of the trip bookings starting at 9:00 am. (4) The purchaser of day trip tickets is responsible for finding a replacement if he

or she is unable to travel. A waiting list may be consulted. A Doctor’s certificate is required for a refund.

Accessibility : (1) Please inquire about accessible seating prior to booking your ticket. As with all buses, accessible seating

is limited. You can help us ensure that we use this seating as efficiently as possible by providing information about your assistive

device. Please note that:

Travellers who will be using a powered wheelchair on trips are advised to note this when registering. While our trips are accessible,

seating for a powered wheelchair on the bus is limited and will be spoken for on a first come first serve basis.

Travellers who can transfer to a bus seat may have their collapsible, manual wheelchair or walker stored in the cargo area of

the bus if required.

Travellers who wish to take their scooter should note this when registering. Not all scooters fit within the cargo hold of a bus.

A Travel Committee member will follow up with you prior to the trip to discuss further.

Lift Limit: 500 lbs maximum weight (wheelchair/scooter and person combined)

Lift Width: 32 inches

(2) Travellers with a disability, who require assistance during the trip, must be accompanied by a person who is fully capable

of rendering such assistance (this person must be an adult for some trips). If there is a cost for this assistant, that fee will be published

along with other trip fees.

TRAVEL in OCT./NOV. 2018 - Register on SEPTEMBER 5, 2018



Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 — Lake Huron Adventure Total Cost: $55.00 Code: 220174

Join us for a relaxing fall drive to Owen Sound, where we will have a brief visit to the Tom Thomson Art Gallery,

followed by lunch on the main street at a café of your choice (lunch is not included in the trip price). We will leave

Owen Sound at 12:45 pm. and head to Southampton, where you will have your choice of activities. We will have drop

-offs at the Bruce County Museum (a wonderful, unique museum) and the Southampton Art Gallery and gift shop. If it

is a nice day, you may enjoy the drop-off at the beach boardwalk where you can stroll along the beach and view the

lighthouse on the island. Another option is free time to wander along the main street for shopping, or a coffee and treat

at the bakery. We will depart Southampton at 4:45 pm. and be back in Guelph about 6:30 pm.

Leave Evergreen: 8:45 am Carousel: 8:50 am Square: 9 am Return: 6:30 pm

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 — Elmira Theatre Total Cost: $81.00 Code: 220125

Come with us to see an evening performance of “Murder Most Fouled Up”. Before the show, you will be treated to a

dinner buffet featuring chicken and pork roast, including dessert, coffee and tea. (also able to order vegetarian menu

but would need to know on day of trip booking if you are interested as we need to know ahead of time). Travel is by

school bus.

Leave Evergreen: 5:45 pm Carousel: 5:50 pm Square: 6 pm Return: 10:30-10:45 pm

It takes time to put these trips together and we need YOUR commitment to make these trips actually happen!

DON’T WAIT! That means booking your seat BEFORE the trip has to be cancelled due to low numbers.

The Travel Committee must give the number of bookings a MONTH before the date of the trip and, if there aren’t enough reservations

AT THAT TIME, the trip will be cancelled! If you have already booked your seat, you will get a refund.

The GWSA will not provide refunds if the trip itinerary is altered due to circumstances beyond the control of the GWSA Travel Club. If

there is a 'refund or compensation' to the travellers as determined by the refund policy of the Transportation Company or the Booking

Company, the GWSA travellers will receive the refund.

NEWS: Members or Non-Members can now book any trip from the Great Canadian Holidays catalogue by phoning

Great Canadian Holidays at 1-800-461-8687 and book your trip yourself. Just say you’re a member of the Evergreen

Seniors Community Centre in Guelph and we will receive a commission for that trip. If you have any questions,

please call Joanne White at 519-822-0851.

PLEASE do not park your vehicles in the Evergreen parking lot while you are on a day trip. You are being

picked up at the Carousel. Vehicles must be left at the Carousel parking area in Riverside Park. This allows for other

members to have a place to park when they come throughout the day.

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