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The Guelph/Wellington Seniors Association

A non-profit organization based at the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

http://www.gwsa-guelph.ca

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

Manager

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

Cooks

Kim Barton—Facility Maintainer

Harvinder Marjara, Farial Hashimi, Nathan

Luck, Mary Loudoun — Customer Service

Clerk II

Lynne Briggs — Manager of Recreation

Services

All others working at the Evergreen

Seniors Community Centre are Volunteers.

E S C C

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,

www.gwsa-guelph.ca

ISSN: 0383 817X

President’s Message from Dorothe Fair

This past September was another beautiful start to a glorious

Canadian fall.

On September 8, I attended a rally at Old City Hall to

draw attention to Climate Change.

Candidates running for both City Council and School Trustee were

there along with more than 250 concerned citizens who showed their

support for the rally. GUELPH TODAY and the Tribune did a terrific

job covering this event. Their pictures showed the diversity and age

range of all who attended.

The Rally was organized by “RISE for REAL Climate Action”.

Those of us who signed a pledge to protect and preserve Mother Earth

for all generations to come carried signs, and under the talented leadership

of James Gordon (a great friend and Member of the GWSA),

we sang the chorus to one of his songs. We belted out “we must get

off, we must get off, we must get off of fossil fuels”. We actually said

OIL.

September 8 was a world wide event. More than 900 rallies took

place around the world from Fiji to Paris, Lisbon, Bogota, San Francisco.

In total, it was across 7 continents. The support is growing to

protect our wonderful earth.

If you want more information on this topic, or if you want to meet

and chat about it, please contact me. My card is at the front counter.

My Updates from September and more exciting dates to look forward

to in October, November and December:

1. Volunteer Appreciation Event, September 13

This year the Volunteer Advisory Committee, chaired by Becky

MacDonald, City of Guelph staff member, organized a NEW venue to

recognize the Volunteers associated with the GWSA and other City

programs. This luncheon was quite different from the traditional evening

Gala dinner that has been an annual event for more than 15 years.

It is always good to try different approaches to anything we have

been doing the same way for many years. After a new approach is

tried, it’s important everyone has an opportunity to evaluate the pluses

and minuses of the changes.

Please ask at the front counter for an evaluation sheet and let us

know your thoughts and suggestions regarding the NEW Volunteer

Appreciation Event.

This input will assist us in planning for next year.

2. Advance Municipal Voting Polls: October 12, 13, 14

Evergreen Seniors Centre. Please get out and VOTE.

Vote Day October 22. For more information go to: GUELPH VOTES

3. The Day Before: November 9 at 2 p.m.

The GWSA Silvertones will be providing a wonderful Tribute again

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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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this year at this special event which offers seniors,

their families and friends an afternoon of Military

songs and personal reflections on the impact of military

experiences.

The personal memories will reflect on past and current

Military involvement in various roles such as

medical, peace keeping, service duty, Immigration

and more.

The songs will reflect the era and have been carefully

chosen to convey our respect and admiration for the

dedication of our great Canadian nation.

This is another FREE event, but we will have volunteers

collecting donations. All donations will be given

from the GWSA to the Guelph Legion “Poppy Fund

for Veterans”.

Last year, with a top-up from the GWSA Board of

Directors, the total donation was $1,000.

I thank you in advance for donating and I guarantee

you will be greatly entertained at the The Day Before.

Please phone the front counter volunteers and get

your name on our attendance list to help us know how

many chairs to put out.

Show. Packed full of classic Christmas songs and special

features, like the Line Dancers performing toetapping

numbers like Rock around the Christmas

Tree, and the Sons of Beaches are planning a hilarious

rendition of Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer!!

Mark your calendar right now for one of these performances

or come to more than one. Bring your family,

friends and especially the children in your family

for the Saturday performance.

Tickets will go on sale November 1 at the front

counter.

Hopefully your calendar is filling up with GWSA

events and you're living our motto:

BE ACTIVE GET INVOLVED MAKE FRIENDS

The next time I write my Message, I may be your

COUNCILLOR at City Council.

See you in November

Dorothe Fair

GWSA President

4. CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW

Nov. 29, Nov. 30, Dec. 1

This year the Variety Show committee has decided

to return to the Christmas theme for our Variety

Candidate WARD 2.

FALL 2018 CSS EDUCATION SERIES

Tuesday, October 2

An Introduction to Mindfulness

Learn to increase your ability to live in the present

moment. Learn to feel grounded during times of

stress, to drop judgement and our common tendencies

to relive past events and worry about the future.

Presenter: Lori Thomson, MSW, RSW Mental

Health Counsellor, Guelph Mental Health Team

Tuesday, October 9

The Power of Wills and Powers of Attorney

Failing to have a Will or properly appointed Powers

of Attorney can have unwanted and expensive consequences.

Planning now will save you and your

loved ones grief and unnecessary costs.

Presenter: Frank Valeriote, B.A., LL.B., Counsel

and Partner, SV Law

Tuesday, October 23

Understanding Financial Abuse and the Law

Financial abuse is one of the most prevalent types of

elder abuse, often fueled by a lack of knowledge.

Increasing an understanding can provide new options

for keeping your money safe. This presentation

will cover the powers, duties and responsibilities of

an Attorney or guardian for property and finances, as

well as the revocation process for Power of Attorney.

Presenter: Sheila Schehlein, West Region Consultant

with Elder Abuse Ontario

Tuesday, November 6

Nutrition Updates to Support Healthy Aging

Tuesday, November 13

Polypharmacy: How Many Medications Do I

Need?

Tuesday, November 27

Organizing Your Home to Live Safely

All sessions start at 10 a.m. in Room 3, Evergreen Seniors Community Centre. Please register at

www.eventbrite.ca or call or email Pat Gage 519‐837‐5696 or pgage.gwsa@gmail.com

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Join Mayor Cam Guthrie to mark

World Mental Health Day

Vote for Dorothe Fair

WARD 2

A Voice for Seniors.

A Voice for All Ages.

email: FAIR4WARD2@gmail.com

Phone: 226‐486‐2453

Website: FAIR4WARD2.ca

Thursday, October 11,

9:30-11:30 a.m.

(presentations begin at 10 a.m.)

Guelph City Hall

This year's theme is

“Circle of Care”

The event also features an

art installation from

Spark of Brilliance and an

information fair with local agencies.

All are welcome and the event is free,

but advance registration is required at

http://circle-of-care.eventbrite.ca.

GWSA Email

Updates

Each month, approximately

mid-month, the Membership

and Marketing Committee

at the GWSA will send a

GWSA Email Update. It will

highlight a few of the exciting things happening at the

GWSA: important communications from the Board

(such as construction updates), and upcoming programs

by CSS. We are planning to include topics of

interest to Seniors, including several pertaining to

health and wellness.

You can unsubscribe from the updates at any time

by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link which will be

displayed at the bottom of every update.

If you have previously completed a paper “Consent

to Receive Electronic Communications,” we are asking

you to complete the electronic sign-up process described

below. We can’t sign you up manually AND

have our list editor keep track of the CASL (Canadian

Anti-Spam Legislation) compliance for those paper

forms. It’s one way or the other and we have chosen to

use the electronic option.

You can receive the GWSA Email Updates by completing

the steps described below:

1. To begin, please send an email to:

subscribe@gwsa-guelph.ca. If you’d like, you can

put the word subscribe in the Subject line or you can

skip that part. In just a few minutes, you’ll get a

message with a link.

2. Click on the link you received, fill in the appropriate

fields, and click “Subscribe to List”.

3. To ensure you really want to receive GWSA

email updates – and to make sure all email addresses

are error-free – we’ll send a message asking

you to confirm.

4. Once you respond to the confirmation message,

your registration is complete and you’ll receive

our Welcome letter.

We have also placed a link under the “Popular

Links” section on all web pages on the GWSA website.

Clicking on this link will also initiate the signup

process. This will take you to step 2 (above).

Simply follow through with steps 2 to 4 to complete

the process.

You can expect to receive your first GWSA Email

Update approximately mid-month after you sign up!

Membership & Marketing Committee

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THE EDITOR’S PAGE by Linda Green

One thing we should be thankful for this Thanksgiving

is living well as we age. Here are a few suggestions

to help you enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Adopt a positive attitude toward aging. See

growing older as a gift and not as a negative experience.

Keep your vaccinations up to date. While infectious

disease rates are largely well controlled, they

are still a concern for older adults. Many will need to

stay current with diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and

will also want to consider shingles and pneumococcal

vaccinations.

Get adequate sleep. It is vital to brain health,

including cognitive function. Did you know metabolic

waste products build up throughout the day as

the body does its cognitive work? Sleep is the brain’s

opportunity to do a little housekeeping whereby it

clears out the waste, preparing us to face the next day

with clarity. Sleeping between seven to eight hours

each night is related to better brain and physical

health in older people.

Get physical. Purposeful activity and exercise has

a positive impact on brain health, as well as physical

health, including muscle strength, agility, bone

health. Exercise also boosts metabolic health, including

lower blood pressure and blood sugar control. All

these things improve quality of life and independence.

Being active also reduces the risk for depression

and anxiety.

Engage your brain: it is dynamic and constantly

changing. Throughout your life, the brain continues

to develop neurons and neural connections when you

participate in cognitively stimulating activities. However,

not any old activity will do. It needs to mentally

challenge your ability to think, like learning a new

skill, language, memory training exercises or a new

hobby. Novelty is also important, so try to find new

ways to stimulate your brain and for greater impact,

don’t go solo: engage your brain with someone else,

the social connection enhances the effect.

Human beings are social by nature; it’s in our

DNA. Not only do social connections help reduce

depression, evidence indicates that it helps lower the

risk of cognitive decline. Ways to be more social include:

joining a group with others who have similar

interests, teaching someone a new skill, volunteering

or helping others and, yes, using technology to stay

Special Printing For Members

Looking for that

Special Unique Christmas Gift?

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The Sentinel can print a custom 2019 Calendar using

your own photographs (14 pictures-landscape style) for

$10.00 + HST per calendar. Email us your request or

leave us a message in our mailbox. You can usually find

us in the office on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday

mornings.

DONATIONS

To donate easily, with a credit

card, visit our website www.gwsaguelph.ca

and click on the

‘Donate’ button or call:

519-823-1291

October 1, 2018 is the deadline for

submissions for the

November 2018 Sentinel.

Email submissions to: sentinel@gwsa-guelph.ca

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the November issue

is on October 25, 2018.

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos

(but we’ll do our best).

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Evergreen Restaurant - October 2018

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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

Sandwiches

Salads

Beverages

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.

DUE TO RISING COSTS OF FOOD PRICES,

MENU ITEMS HAVE GONE UP

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1/18

Featured Hot Lunch

$7.15 + tax

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a

balanced nutritional meal.

LUNCH DELIVERED

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

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

1

Quiche

2

Spaghetti &

Meatballs

3

Veal Schnitzel

4

Thanksgiving

Dinner

(purchase tickets)

5

Salmon

8 CLOSED 9

10

11

12

Stuffed Sausages

Baked Ham &

Potato Casserole

Cabbage Rolls

Roast Pork

15

16

17

18

19

Meat Pies

Clam Chowder &

Western Sandwich

Stuffed Chicken

Roast Beef

Fish & Chips

22

23

24

25

26

Chicken a la

King over

Vol-au-vents

Meatloaf

Liver & Onions or

2nd Choice

Swiss Steak

Ribs

29

Pork Chops

30

Lasagna

31

Roast Chicken

Vegetarian/gluten

free options are

available daily.

Please enquire

with the Chef.

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Volunteer Corner from Becky MacDonald

Volunteer Appreciation

Another successful event. Thank

you once again for all you do

every day and throughout the year.

The programs and services offered

would not be the same without

you. Thank you to all the City

staff, family and friends who assisted

with the lead up to and the

day of the event. This could not

happen without your continuous

support and dedication.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Upcoming Volunteer Awards

June Callwood Outstanding

Achievement Award for Volunteerism:

This award recognizes

people and groups who have made

outstanding contributions as volunteers

in their communities.

Due November 16, 2018.

Ontario Volunteer Service

Awards

This award recognizes volunteers

for providing committed and

dedicated service to an organization.

Due January 11, 2019.

Please fully complete the Nomination

Form located at the front

desk and return it to Becky in the

main office. Those who are eligible

for an award will be chosen.

Your assistance and input is greatly

appreciated with this process. If

you have any further questions,

please feel free to speak to Becky

from Monday to Friday between

8:30-4:30.

All Volunteers – Training and

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

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the main office for more details

and to register.

2018

October 3 – 1:30-3:30 pm

AGE FRIENDLY GUELPH

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:

Marketing

Communications

Community Outreach

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

office.

2018 CHRISTMAS VARIETY

SHOW

The Variety Show Committee is

looking for volunteers in the following

areas:

Sound Technicians (2 positions):

Experience working the sound

board and working as part of a

team.

Back Stage Assistance (2-4 positions):

Work alongside the Stage

Manager during performances;

working as part of a team. Assist

with props or any organizing backstage.

Decorators: Assist on the Monday

prior to the show with the decorating

of the Auditorium in a

Christmas décor.

Ushers/Ticket Takers/Greeters/

Snacks: As a team, welcome patrons,

assist them to their seats,

assist at the intermission show

with the sales of snacks and beverages

in two designated areas.

GWSA COMMITTEES

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 Committee:

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 2nd Tuesday of

the month in the morning, please

speak to Becky for more information.

ACTIVITY GROUPS

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.

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 experi-

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Program Manager, Senior Services from Adam Rutherford

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“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be

the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.”

~ Helen Keller

(This is the speech given at the Volunteer Appreciation

Lunch Sept. 13)

I’m so proud to welcome all of you back to your

home away from home – not just as part of our team

that keeps programs running, meals served, courses

registered for and much, much more. BUT today I’m

happy to welcome you to the Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre as guests and long-time friends.

The annual Volunteer Appreciation Event is a highlight

of the Evergreen calendar. It’s the staff and City

team’s chance to say THANK YOU, to take care of

you and to recognize how important each and every

one of you is to the day-to-day operations of the

Centre. We truly could not do it without you.

Evergreen volunteers help with large tasks like

supporting our registration processes, helping our

kitchen staff get fresh and healthy meals out each

morning and afternoon and in co-ordinating a series

of events and activities; BUT our volunteers also do

all the small things that make the biggest differences.

Each morning, like everyone else that comes through

our doors, I’m welcomed to the Centre with a warm

and caring good morning; I watch as our volunteers

rush around meeting the needs of patrons and members,

and I hear the pride and compassion that each

of our volunteers have somehow been born with. It’s

inspiring, and for an introvert like me, very humbling!

People who volunteer and commit their time to

others often do it without an expectation of reward or

thanks – more inclined to downplay their contributions

or write it off as “something they do”. But here

at the Evergreen, we know how much you do and we

appreciate each act and each minute that you dedicate

to the Centre. That’s why this day is about you.

Today I hope you’ll take a few moments to reflect on

your contributions to the Evergreen Seniors Centre

and across the community and feel very proud.

Before signing off, I would like to thank and

acknowledge a few individuals in the room. I’d like

to say thank you to Mayor Guthrie and City Councillors

June Hofland, Phil Allt, Cathy Downer, James

Gordon and Christine Billings for making this event

a part of their very busy annual schedule; similarly

I’d like to thank the City of Guelph’s CAO Derrick

Thompson and Deputy CAO Colleen Clack for celebrating

with us today. I’d like to acknowledge the

Managers and Supervisors who are here supporting

today – specifically, Heather Flaherty and, of course,

Lynne Briggs (who many of you know very well!).

I’d like to thank Jocelynn Deroches and her kitchen

team for always delivering under pressure. I’d also

like to acknowledge the hard work and efforts of

Jocelyn Pedersen and Becky MacDonald in putting

today’s event together. I’d like to thank the entire

Recreation and greater City of Guelph staff who are

here to help serve, clean up and celebrate with you

today. And finally, I’d like to thank the GWSA, their

President Dorothe Fair, the GWSA Board and all of

their members who help make the Evergreen the

model for what a collaborative, inclusive and community

focused centre should be.

Evergreen Volunteers – Thanks again for everything

that you do and for making a difference.

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ence. Ph. 519-823-1291 Ext.

2096 or by email at

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

SERVICES

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

wellbeing, 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 opportunities.

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Administraon Office — 519‐837‐5696

Free Support to Transition from Hospital to

Home - The Home at Last Program

to be happier and to reminisce, and to hear old tunes

was uplifting!”

Home at Last is a free service, paid for by the Waterloo-Wellington

Local Health Integration Network,

which provides a warm transition for older adults

55+ and/or adults with special needs to settle in at

home following a hospital stay. The purpose of the

program is to bridge the gap between hospital and

community, while also ensuring the proper care for

the patient during the transition. Home at Last works

within the Guelph and Waterloo-Wellington area and

is also able to go beyond this region to bring patients

back home. The service can be accessed by the individual,

either by speaking with a member of the hospital

discharge team, or by contacting Community

Care Concepts directly.

Home at Last provides the patient a drive and/or

accompaniment home, as well as support in settling

in at home. This can include grocery or prescription

pick-up, preparation of a small meal, personal care,

or homemaking services. Afterwards, a follow-up is

completed with the patient by the Care Co-ordinator

to check in on the patient and to ensure referrals are

made to other community supports if needed. If you

would like more information about the Home at Last

Program, come and check out the CSS whiteboard

display during the month of October or call the

Home at Last Co-ordinator who can be reached at

Community Care Concepts toll free: 1-855-664-

1900.

Guelph Community Foundation - Support for

Outreach Rose Days Program

The Outreach Gang at Summer Rose Days: The

More We are Together, The Happier We'll Be!

Sign up for CSS Email Updates!

Don't miss any of our upcoming announcements by

signing up for CSS Email Updates. This is a new

feature brought to you by our GWSA Webmaster

team and signing up online is easy.

Go to the GWSA Website at gwsa-guelph.ca and

find “Sign Up for GWSA Email Updates”. Click on

the link, follow the instructions and check off the

box titled “CSS Communications”. Once you’re

signed up, you’ll receive monthly updates from CSS

straight to your inbox.

On August 21, Outreach Program participants and

volunteers enjoyed a special summer “Rose Days”

event, made possible with a generous donation from

The Guelph Community Foundation's Community

Grant Program. Named in honour of long-standing

Outreach Program volunteer and co-ordinator,

Wilma Rose, Summer Rose Days programs are arranged

in July and August as an opportunity for participants

to break up the long days of summer and

come to the Evergreen for fun and friendship. Everyone

enjoyed singing along to old summertime favourites

by pianist John Moorehouse, along with a

BBQ lunch prepared by the kitchen. As one participant

put it, coming to the Program was an “invitation

Diabetes Support Group

The Diabetes Support Group runs every second

and fourth Tuesday from 9 to 10 am in Room 2 of

the Evergreen Centre. Our group offers peer support

for the challenges of living with a chronic disease

with input from facilitator and Registered Dietitian

Molly Roberts. We enjoy regular visits from

Diabetes Educators at Diabetes Care Guelph, as

well as other guest speakers, including pharmacists,

social workers and community agencies interested

in diabetes. New members are always welcome

to join our group by coming out to a meeting

or by calling Pat Gage at 519-837-5696.

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RR 2, 5016 Well. Rd 29, Guelph 519.856.4622

www.edenhousecarehome.ca

Member of OLTCA & ORCA

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Better Quality Better Health

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

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519‐249‐9103 | WENDY@SWOTSERVICES.CA

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Summer’s End Dance

There was a great turnout for the dance held on August 24. Many people dressed up in their

favourite summer finery. A good time was had by all!

Photos by Alan Pickersgill

Focus on Travel by Jean McClelland

Never let it be said that elders in our community

lack activities or interests.

Recent travels

May’s bus trip took ninety-one people, in two

buses, to the Royal Alexandria Theatre in Toronto

for the play, “Come from Away”. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Then in June, forty-seven travellers had lunch at

the Skylon Towers in Niagara Falls followed by a

visit to the Bird Sanctuary.

The Evergreen Seniors Community Centre was

closed in July.

The Grand River Raceway was a hit in August.

On September 11, we headed to the Bell Homestead

in Brantford. A lovely historical place in costume

to visit and relax.

October 12, following lunch in Owen Sound we

will visit the artistic Tom Thomson Gallery and the

Southampton area.

ROM, Cherry Blossom Festival and more …

The Travel Committee would love to have you

join us to assist with the planning of these popular

and exciting trips. Let Becky know if you would like

to attend our monthly planning meeting.

Check the back cover of the Sentinel for details of

upcoming trips.

Persons with a disability who require physical

assistance must have a travelling companion with

them who can look after their needs, should the

occasion arise.

For more information, contact Joanne White at

519-822-0851.

Thinking about

A few of the future trips that we are looking into

may include the Elmira Theatre, Canada Blooms,

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At the Annual General

Meeting of the GWSA on

June 26, we had the largest

number of members in

attendance from an Activity

Group and therefore won a

Pizza Party.

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The Line Dancing Activity

Group would like to thank

the following dancers who

attended the AGM:

Anni Wynen, Cheryl

Delvoie, Judith Preston,

Marion Cassolato,

Carol Sant, Marg. Green,

Debbie O'Driscoll,

Wendy Greenfield,

Jerry Greenfield, Wendy Paul, Janet Trimble and Gitta Housser.

On September 10 we had our Pizza Party and it was very well attended. Here is a picture of

our dancers enjoying this event.

(photo by Ross Knechtel)

THANKSGIVING

DINNER

Thursday, October 4

Two Sittings:

11:30 am & 12:30 pm

Purchase tickets at the front desk:

$15+hst

(Take-out available)

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connected with others. It’s worth noting that connection

doesn’t just mean person-to-person, having a pet

has its benefits, too, by fostering purpose, empathy

and socialization — especially if your pet’s walks

get you outside.

Get an eye exam. Vision is linked to other determinants

of health, including risks for falls, social

connectedness/isolation, depression, anxiety and

even the ability to shop and cook. Unfortunately, the

eyes often take a back seat when it comes to monitoring

our health. But the good news is, many of the

common eye challenges we face as we age such as:

glaucoma, cataracts or diabetes-related eye damage,

are successfully treated when caught early.

Checkups. Having regular contact with your family

doctor is a vital connection for optimal health

throughout the lifespan.

Nutrition not only impacts overall health, it impacts

the brain as well. It should be no surprise that

the same less healthy, high-processed foods that

aren’t good for your body aren’t your brain’s best

friend either. The main takeaway is that no one food

has it all when it comes to health; you have to consider

all your choices and ask yourself if those choices

are moving you toward or away from health. Eat a

variety of plant foods every day and seek out green,

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leafy and dark orange vegetables, berries, nuts and

seeds.

Include fish or seafood (not deep fried) at least

once a week, include legumes weekly and aim for

more whole grains and limit alcohol. Where possible,

prepare as many of your own meals and snacks and

limit highly processed and fast foods.

The most important thing you can do to take care

of your body as you get older is to eat right. You’ve

got to give your body premium fuel to run at its best

performance. In other words, make half your meal

fruits and vegetables, a quarter protein and the rest

whole grains.

Healthy aging is not simply the absence of disease

later in life, but rather having the physical and cognitive

ability to engage, as fully as possible, in the

things you love, despite any possible disease, disorder

or limitation that you might be facing.

This article ran in the Toronto Star


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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.

A I T H

Evergreen Hallway

Ted Pritchard (519-826-6121)

tpritcha@rogers.com

Art Studio In 2

Evergreen Room 2

Ted Pritchard (519-826-6121)

tpritcha@rogers.com

Tuesday Oct. 2, 16 & 30 -

6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Wednesday Oct. 10 & 24 -

12:30 pm-4:00 pm

B

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

Various Locations in and

around Guelph

Ned Coates (519-835-9799)

Wed. - May 1 - Oct. 31

10:00 am to Noon

B E

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

B C

Evergreen Board Room

Diana Cormier (519-780-2074)

(dianacormier@sympatico.ca)

Last Friday of month - 1-3 pm

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

I B

Evergreen Room 3

Conny Budarick (519-763-6651)

Fridays - 9:00-11:30 am

B A G

Evergreen Room 3

Ruby Brent (519-767-1954)

(Bunka B&B)

Wednesdays - 9:15 am-noon

C

Evergreen Hallway

Sharyn Richards (519-822-1810)

Wednesdays - 1-4 pm

C C

Ken Fugler (519-767-0145)

Debbie Williams (519-820-7215)

C C

Evergreen Hallway

Dave Wurr (519-509-1032)

Fridays - 9:30 am-noon

C C

Evergreen Room 3

Ross Knechtel (226-706-4058)

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)

September, November, January,

March, May

2nd Monday - 7:00-9:00 pm

C C

Evergreen Room 2

Judy Montgomery (519-824-8047)

Fridays - 8:30 am-2:00 pm

C

Evergreen Room 3

Sylvia Edgerton (519-837-0446)

Audrey Young

Joy Halliburton

Tuesdays - 1:00-3:30 pm

D C

Evergreen Auditorium - Stage

Bob Langham (519-836-8366)

Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

D S G

Evergreen Room 2

2nd & 4th Tuesday

9:00-10:00 am

D

Evergreen Dining Room

Jean Simpson (519-822-6193)

Linda Robinson (226-343-0426)

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:30 pm

E M

Evergreen Room 3

Sandra Rennick (519-824-2044)

Maureen Baird (647-519-2006)

Mondays - 1:00-3:30 pm

E W

Evergreen Dining Room

Audrey Young (519-821-7471)

4th Wednesday

1:30-4:00 pm

E F

Evergreen Room 4

Ray Barnes (519-824-6004)

Fridays - 1:00-4:00 pm

G

Ken Hills (519-836-8414)

kenandlouisehills@yahoo.ca

Mondays, May to September

H I

Evergreen Board Room

Sharing Information about

HEARING

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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L D

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

M J

Evergreen Hallway

Georgia Taylor (519-265-8816)

Tuesdays - 12:30-3:30 pm

Instruction available

P L

Evergreen Board Room

Geoff Richards (226-820-2950)

Mon., Tues., Thurs.

(times as assigned)

I F P

Evergreen Room 4

Jean McClelland (519-763-4881)

jeanmcclelland@rogers.com

2:30-5 pm - last Monday of every

month - $24.00 a year

P

Rudy Simon (1-226-979-9635)

Neville Newman (519-400-9136)

gwsapickleball@gmail.com

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)

Q

Evergreen Room 2

Beryl Drohan (519-827-0120)

Mondays - 12:30-4:00 pm

S

Evergreen Hallway

Linda Robinson (226-343-0426)

Beth Campeau (226-343-0415)

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

Thursdays - 1:00-3:45 pm

S

Evergreen Auditorium

Jean Campbell (519-821-2695)

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm

Wednesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm

S S S C

Exhibition Park Arena

Corner of Exhibition &

Division Sts.

Sharon O’Sullivan (519-848-2084)

Saturdays - 8:00-9:50 pm

S C

Evergreen Room 3

Arlene McEllistrum

(519-821-4332)

Choir Director - Ann Sneyd

Pianist - Mary Lynne Woods

Fridays 1:00-3:30 pm

S C

Evergreen Parking Lot by

The Enabling Garden

Cathy Densmore 519-822-2220

cathy.densmore@gmail.com

Mondays from January to the end

of March 2019

8:00 am car pool at Evergreen

to Blue Mountain

6:00 pm return to Evergreen

E S C

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

T T

Evergreen Auditorium

Gordon Field (519-822-4976)

Ursula Rodrigues (519-837-3782)

Evergreen:

Monday - 3:15-6:30 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)

T H-E P

Evergreen Dining Room

Mike Rooke (519-824-2472)

Gord Knox (519-763-5795)

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 pm

W C

April to October

Thursdays - 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Brenda Langham (519-836-8366)

Gord Clegg (519-824-3293)

January and February

W P C

Evergreen Room 2

Ann Peters (519-836-3554)

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

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

W E A G

Rm 2 West End Rec Centre

Nancy Baker (519-822-6653)

September - June

Tuesdays - 12:30-4:00 pm

Membership is $20.00

W H A G

Rm 2 West End Rec Centre

Ross Hamilton (519-835-9181)

hamiltongalleries@rogers.com

Jan. - June; Sept. - Dec.

Thursdays - noon-4:00 pm

Membership is $25.00

W C

Evergreen Board Room

Ross Coulter (519-821-3993)

2nd & 4th Thursdays - 1:00 pm

Be

active.

Get

involved.

Make

friends.

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GWSA Group & Activity Reports

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

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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

tpritcha@rogers.com.

If you are interested in sitting on

the Art in the Hall Committee 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 $25.00 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

tpritcha@rogers.com. Registrations

for Art Studio in 2 for 2019 will start

in November at the Front Desk of the

Evergreen Centre for artists not already

in the Club.

Badminton

Our Badminton Club is gearing up

already for fun and enjoyable games

as our new season begins. We had a

wonderful Welcome Back BBQ/Corn

Roast in September and renewed

friendships with folks who have been

away over the summer.

Our 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 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

with emails and personal calls.

Racquets are available for shortterm

loan and players are required to

have indoor court shoes suitable for

the games.

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-to-date membership with GWSA

to be a member of our club.

For further information regarding

our activities and membership,

contact Eleanor Stern at 519-837-

2702.

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

Park.

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 for 6-Hand Bid Euchre, call Dot

Smith (519-836-6448).

Book Club

Our group meets in the Boardroom

on the last Friday of each month from

1:00 to 2:30 pm.

In October, we will be reading The

Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by

Lisa See. And in November, our selection

is The Wonder by Emma

Donohue.

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.

Bridge

We invite all bridge players to come

and join us in a friendly game of

bridge. We play three times a week as

follows:

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

Bunka embroidery is created by using

a unique combination of punch needle

and special silk-like rayon thread.

When completed, many pictures re-

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semble 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.

Bunkawithflair.com.

Canasta

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 Richards. Let her know if you

have any comments. Phone: 519-822-

1810, Text: 519-835-4155,

Email: gwsacanasta@gmail.com

Craft Group

After this hot summer, I guess we’re

all ready for some cooler weather.

Our store is full of all the things

we’ve made while we were off.

Many thanks for all the donations

we’ve received over the summer. We

have an abundant supply of buttons…

thanks so much! I hope everyone

continues to support all our hard

work in the craft group — BUY,

BUY and BUY!

Cribbage

If you enjoy a game of cribbage, join

us on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. We have

a good time and everyone is welcome.

GWSA DANCES:

October 26 - Halloween Hoot

December 14 - Christmas Dance

Darts

High scores for August were -

Bill A. 135; Barry A. 138; Audrey B.

110; Ed B. 121; Grace C. 132; Vera

G. 130; Gord K. 100; Judy K. 116;

Bob L. 108; Fred L. Bull Out; Peter

Mc. 134; Ken O. Bull Out; Barry S.

121 (103 out) (Triple 111 out); Marjorie

S. 138; Ed W. 121; Hester W.

128.

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Dominoes

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

about the club. Come and have

some fun.

Golf

The Golf season for 2018 ended on

Monday, September 24, with a special

Tournament and steak sandwich

dinner at Guelph Lakes Golf Course

for 200-plus Evergreen Golf members.

For 2019, we will play 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 starting

in February 2019.

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

2019 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 2019 season

is $10.00 plus HST.

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

a.m.

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

Many photographers love the Autumn

months. The colours on a country

drive in October are spectacular.

As we move into November, the

ground beneath the trees turns into a

colourful carpet that will, over the

winter, decay and nourish the new

growth when spring awakens. There

is no bad time of the year to have

your camera at the ready.

Our September theme was feet,

which can include the wide variety of

shoes, socks and stockings that cover

them. The results are now hanging

for your viewing pleasure in the Evergreen

Restaurant. Capturing these

feet was a great feat for our photography

club members. Our September

field trip took us to the African Lion

Safari. Many of the photographs

from this adventure are preserved on

our web site at https:/

intofocus.smugmug.com/Theme-ofthe-Month.

We are a friendly group of amateur

photographers with equipment ranging

from mobile phones and point

and shoot 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 e-mail:

jeanmcclelland@rogers.com.

Pickleball

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

modifications.

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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.

Scrabble

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!

Shuffleboard

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.

Silvertones

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 has returned from its

summer break and is hard at work

with lots of new music.

Performances this season will include

The Day Before on Friday, November

9, and the Christmas Variety

Show with an entirely new repertoire

of music.

More next month.

For more information about joining

the choir, please call Arlene McEllistrum

at 519-821-4332.

Skiing

It costs $10.00 plus HST to join the

Everwhite Ski Club. You register and

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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.

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 open.

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 Room.

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 pm.

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 are continuing to have an enjoyable

walking season with some lovely

weather. We have walked in Silvercreek

Park, Laurel Creek Park in Waterloo,

Shade's Mill Conservation

Area and the Spurline Trail, as well

as the walk from the covered bridge

in Guelph. We have a few more

walks planned for the Fall and will

be winding up our regular walking

season with a Pot Luck supper on

Thursday, October 25, at 4:30 p.m.

in Room 4 at the Evergreen Centre.

Remember to mark this date on your

calendar. Call Brenda at 519-836-

8366 for details of the Pot Luck Supper

if you have not been able to come

out to recent walks.

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.


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There are 3 parking spots behind the

flower beds directly opposite the

Evergreen entrance. If you park here,

would you be kind enough to back up just

a short distance so people can walk in front

of your vehicle to cross at the narrow spot

instead of walking through the flowers.

Thank you.

Carol & Doug Ferrier

671 Woolwich St., Apt. 109, Guelph

Cordially Invite All to Join Them

In Celebrating Their

50th Wedding Anniversary

October 6, 2018

at the Evergreen Seniors Centre

Room 4

Between 2 and 4 pm

Best Wishes Only

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities OCTOBER 2018

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

1

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

2

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

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

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker

3

8:30a TRIP BOOKING

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

2-3:30p Hearing Improvement

4

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

5

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

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CLOSED

THANKSGIVING

9

8:30a-12p Arthritis Service

9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12p Pickleball

10a-12p Education Series

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

10

9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a Food Demo

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

11

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

1-3:30p Writer’s Club

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W

12

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

15

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

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9a-12p Outreach

9a-12p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jong

17

9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9a-4p Watercolours

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

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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

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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

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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

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre

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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

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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

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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

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

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

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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

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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

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W

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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

Everyday Activities

Snooker—9a-4p

Book Nook— Mon-Fri –

9a-4p

Aquatic Arthritic Relief

(West End Community

Centre) (519-837-5657)

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

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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

12:45-3p Silvertones

1-2:30p Book Club

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-3:30p Halloween Dance

1-4p Friday Euchre

Weekend Activities

Saturday

9a-12p Table Tennis,

Oct. 6, 13, 27

10a-12p Darts, Oct. 6, 13,

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Sunday

1:15-3:15p Badminton,

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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. 36

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SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS

OF NOTE

“Our Young Seniors”

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

speed!’

Monico, Paula - Sept. 4 (76)

Dennis, Shirley - Sept. 11 (91)

Fairfull, Fran - Oct. 17 (88)

SPECIAL WEDDING

ANNIVERSARIES

Smith, Fred and Brenda - Oct 12, 1963

(55 years)

Paxman, Len and Pat - Oct 19, 1946

(72 years)

If you have a birthday or anniversary that

you would like to include in the Sentinel,

please let us know the month before.

“Passages”

We would like to convey our condolences

To Association Members and their Families

Wood, Muriel Alice, passed away on Tuesday, August

21, 2018 at the age of 92. She enjoyed attending

many art classes at the Evergreen.

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RECREATION & LEISURE PROGRAMS for SENIORS 55+

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.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY SO YOUR COURSE DOESN’T GET CANCELLED

DUE TO LATE OR LOW REGISTRATION. (Fees do not include HST.)

FITNESS AND HEALTH

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

Centre

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

required.

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 chair.

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

Centre

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

Centre

Fee: $93.73 Members,

$108.73 Non-Members

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

Pilates

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

program.

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

Centre

Fee: $91.56 Members,

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Assessment

Callous and Corn Treatment

Nail Trimming

Fungal Nail Treatment

Gi

Cerficates

Available

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$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

component.

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

Centre

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 warmup. 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 warmup, 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

INTERIOR PAINTING

… the third generation

519-821-4189

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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

Centre

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 &

TECHNOLOGY

Computers – Android Tablets and

Smartphones

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

Performance

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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COMPUTER MENTORING

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

GWSA

free of charge.

DATE CODE DATE CODE

Oct 1 215912 Oct 29 215903

Oct 15 215914 Nov 5 215913

Oct 22 215901 Nov 12 215904

DATE

Nov. 19

Nov 26

Dec 3

CODE

215905

215906

215907

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$25.00 discount coupon

with this ad

Please call 519-821-6683

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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 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 to

date. 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 practise 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

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

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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

questions.

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

GENERAL INTEREST

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

bottle.

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

insurance.

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

Blunders

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

Centre

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

affordable.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

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

VISUAL AND CREATIVE ARTS

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

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A VIEW FROM THE BOOK NOOK

Chris Fraser

The Book Nook —

“A Lending Library”

We are open Monday to

Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

* * * *

I hope you are enjoying the Fall colours,

but now have time to sit down

with a good book.

This book I read is called “Look for

Me” by Lisa Gardner. A family in

Boston are suddenly all murdered in

their own home; however, the teenage

daughter, Roxanna, is nowhere to be

found.

Witnesses saw her walking her two

dogs prior to the shooting, so did she

luckily escape the carnage or is she

somehow responsible. Another survivor

of an abduction, Flora Dane, has

formed a survivor’s group online and

is hoping she will hear from the missing

teenager.

Flora has begun helping to find victims

and eventually talks to Detective

D.D. Warren, who at first does not

want to talk to a girl with obvious

problems. However, she realizes that

Flora can talk to people that the detective

cannot, if they are afraid of talking

to the police.

Flora enlists the help of another survivor,

Sarah, and together they try to

find Roxanna. Flora believes she is

hiding somewhere because she is

afraid and does not believe she could

have killed her entire family.

Detective Warren finds out about

the family’s troubled past, and what

Roxanna and her sister Lola went

through while in foster care, which

may be a motive for Roxanna to kill

her family.

Flora, however, believes Roxanna

is in real danger and convinces Detective

Warren that she is innocent and

they need to find her before she, too,

is harmed.

There are many different people

who could have murdered this family

for revenge, so Detective Warren and

Flora team up to find the killer, but

first they must find Roxanna.

This is a book you cannot put down.

There are so many clues uncovered

and suspects in this murder, you will

want to find out who the killer really

is.

I hope you enjoy this book as much

as I did.

Happy Reading,

Your bookworm and Librarian,

Chris Fraser

EVERGREEN MARKET

‘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.

ARTICLES FOR SALE

Keurig Coffee Machine

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

Call 519-570-0216.

Scooter

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

823-5024.

Guitar & Electric Fireplace

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

asking $200. Call 519-265-1167.

Lady’s Leather Jacket

Black leather lady’s jacket. Zip-out lining, size medium.

New. $25. Call 519-821-1512.

Sewing Machine & Serger

Brother sewing and embroidery machine with embroidery

thread and 10 embroidery cards. Asking $200. Serger,

White Speedylock Model 1600, never been used. Asking

$200. Call 519-824-9828.

Ladies’ Golf Clubs

Ladies’ golf clubs with cart and bag. Several VHS tapes

—classic Laurel & Hardy. Fun for your grandkids or great

grandkids. Call 519-822-8683.

WANTED

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 519-767-1841.

Free advertising for GWSA members ONLY.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND

PHONE NUMBER WITH YOUR ITEM(S).

PLEASE CHECK THE ‘LOST & FOUND’ AT THE

FRONT DESK FOR LOST OR MISPLACED KEYS,

GLASSES, OR OTHER ITEMS.

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and fun calligraphic projects.

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

Centre

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

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 yourself.

Class length: 2.5 hours Classes: 8

Location: Victoria Road Rec

Centre

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

Centre

Fee: $113.68 Members,

$128.68 Non-Members

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

Watercolours

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

COMMUNITY CENTRE

SERVICES

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 Nov 7, 1 p.m.

Did you know that you can

purchase your Guelph transit

tickets and monthly passes at the

Evergreen Seniors Community

Centre? Tickets are also available

at all City recreation centres and at

ServiceGuelph at City Hall.

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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

BEWARE OF THIS

PHONE SCAM

One of our members has passed this along to

warn others.

A man phoned me from Mastercard and

Visa, said my name, address and phone

number. He said I would not have to pay

any interest for a year and my interest

would only be three percent. He also said

“I see you always pay off your Mastercard.”

In order to get this deal I would

have to give him my Mastercard number.

I hung up because I thought it sounded

like a scam. I called my bank and they

agreed that it was a scam.

Never give out your information over the

phone. If the deal seems too good to be

true, it is.

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Avoiding TRUMPLAND

with a Wonderful Staycation (Part 1)

by Ross Coulter

for camera buffs to capture the surrounding beauty.

That a big horned sheep stepped into the scene quite

naturally and unscripted was a wildlife bonus.

Having suffered the impersonal, officious attitudes

of US customs and immigration personnel on several

previous trips to or through what I now refer to as

“TRUMPLAND” and to express rejection of things

American and support for all things Canadian, a

“Staycation” was planned and enjoyed this summer.

Having visited western Canada on several previous

occasions, mostly for business purposes, there was a

lot yet to see and experience, so a 10-day inclusive

tour was booked with Senior Discovery Tours.

The journey commenced with a 5:20 am pickup at

home for transfer to Pearson Airport for the morning

flight to Calgary. On arrival in Calgary, a scheduled

half-day guided tour of the city took in the Saddle

Dome, the Stampede site and other points of interest

Descending the mountain and literally moving

from top to bottom, the next visit was to the Bow

River falls and a leisurely raft ride down the Bow

before leaving for Banff and our first two-night hotel

stay. Situated as it is in Banff National Park, the city

is a great starting point for the unfolding of western

Canada’s natural wonders and beauty. The night was

spent in clean, comfortable quarters.

After a hearty included breakfast, it was off on a

day of adventure which included a gondola ride up

Sulphur Mountain where vistas of higher mountains

above and valleys below provided ample opportunity

River with an experienced oarsman at the helm

avoiding the odd patches of mild rapids as they appeared.

Exhilarating to say the least, as we rode

through the valley surrounded by snow-capped

mountains.

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Awakening after our second night at the rustic Caribou

Lodge in Banff and enjoying another included

breakfast, it was an early departure for a second busy

day of adventure with a visit to Lake Louise for unforgettable

views of the emerald waters fed by Victoria

Glacier seen in the distance.

up revealing blue ice underneath and rushing water.

“No Go” areas were clearly identified with signage.

It seems the world’s largest accumulation of ice

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Of course, an inside visit of Chateau Lake Louise

was a must before proceeding along the Icefields

Parkway to the Athabasca Glacier and a visit to the

Colombia Icefield.

south of the Arctic Circle is at risk. A visit to Athabasca

Falls was next before heading to Jasper for a

two-night stay.

A day trip from Jasper took in the spectacular

gorge of Maligne Canyon and a visit to Maligne

Lake, the second largest glacial lake in the world.

Naturally, one cannot be in the Jasper area without

visiting the famed Jasper Park Lodge.

While the massive Sno-Cats still take tourists out

onto the Icefield, it was quite surprising to see how

far it has receded due to global warming. Stepping

from the Sno-Cat onto the slushy surface of the glacier

was a real eye opener. Large chasms had opened

A tour of the grounds and facilities included a passing

look at the chateau rumoured to be where Harry

and Meghan will be staying on their proposed delayed

honeymoon.

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G.W.S.A.

BID EUCHRE TOURNAMENT

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2018

GAMES START AT 1:00 P.M. SHARP

REGISTRATION AT 11:30 A.M.

EVERGREEN SENIORS COMMUNITY CENTRE — ROOM 4

683 Woolwich St., Guelph

$10.00 per person

Snacks & Refreshments Available

REGISTRATION FORM

Name: _______________________________ Signature: ________________________

Address: ___________________________________________ Postal Code: _________

Phone No.: ___________________________ Date: ____________________________

For more informaon call: Helen ‐ 519‐856‐4434 or Judy ‐ 519‐856‐9013

Mailing address: Helen James, 5430 Fih Line, R.R. #1, Rockwood, ON N0B 2K0

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A Food Misadventure

by Sylvia Grant

For the first two years of our marriage, my husband and I

lived in different countries. I was in Canada upgrading my

undergraduate degree and teaching. He was in the United

States, going to school in Cleveland, Ohio. During his fourth

and final year, I got a job teaching at Fenelon Falls Secondary

School. Since he had a car and I didn’t, on long weekends

and holidays, he would drive up to visit me.

On one such weekend, we got invited to the art teacher’s

place for dinner. Her husband was doing his PHD at the University

of Waterloo and they too lived apart and got together

on weekends, so we had similar living arrangements. However,

what really excited me about the dinner invitation was

that I was not much of a cook and I’d heard that she was

quite good.

On Saturday evening, my husband and I drove out to her

apartment, which was on the second floor of an old farmhouse.

A cloth-covered card table, elegantly set no doubt

with wedding presents, occupied the middle of the living

room. We started out with a plate each of artichokes which

we peeled section by section and dipped into liquid butter

and then ate. This was exotic for me. Artichokes were things

I’d only read about, but not eaten.

After this appetizer, we moved on to the main course. I

wondered what the art teacher would serve. From the tiny

kitchen, she brought out steaming plates of something else I

had never made and never eaten. It was Beef Stroganoff. It

looked delicious and we all picked up our forks and began to

eat. It tasted as good as it looked: slices of beef, simmered

with mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and sour cream. This was

served over a bed of noodles.

“Is this difficult to make?” I asked the art teacher.

“Oh no. It’s actually quite easy,” and she went on to give a

brief description of the process. It sounded like something I

could manage.

After we finished the Beef Stroganoff, we had lemon pie,

which I had made. Pastry was something I could do because,

for some reason, as a child, I had watched with fascination as

my mother mixed shortening, flour and water, formed it into

balls, then rolled it out and carefully fitted it into pie plates.

Her pastry was always light, delicate and delicious. We ate

my pie and everyone complimented me. The art teacher

served coffee and we prepared for an evening of visiting and

chatting. Since neither couple had children, and we didn’t

have to hurry home to relieve babysitters, I was surprised

when my husband excused himself for the washroom and

then, after rejoining us, announced that he was quite tired

and wanted to go home. I thought he was leaving the dinner

party awfully early, but he had driven from Cleveland the

night before, so I didn’t try to push him to stay longer.

When we got into the car, he told me that he wasn’t tired,

he was actually feeling quite ill.

“I must have come down with stomach flu or something. I

felt fine at the beginning of the evening but after we finished

dessert, I started to feel nauseous and I’ve got pains in my

stomach.”

I felt fine so we figured it couldn’t be food poisoning.

We drove through the countryside, back into Fenelon Falls,

parked his car on the main street and hurried up to my second

floor apartment. My husband spent the next couple of

hours in and out of the bathroom. Finally, his stomach settled

down and we were left wondering

what kind of a virus he had picked up.

Like many stomach flus, it was short

lived and by the next day he was feeling

fine. Monday morning he drove back to

Cleveland.

A month went by and as another holiday weekend

approached, my husband made plans to come for another

visit. This time I thought I would impress him with my cooking.

We had both enjoyed the Beef Stroganoff that the art

teacher had made, so I decided to make it myself. I got out

my Five Roses Flour cookbook, which my mother had given

me as a shower gift, and found the recipe. I went to the grocery

store and bought all the required ingredients and, when

my husband arrived, dinner was ready. It was the most complicated

dish I had ever made and I was quite proud of my

achievement.

My Beef Stroganoff was a success. The beef was tender

and the sauce was rich and flavourful. We finished the meal

and I sat back.

“How was it?” I asked and waited for what I thought

would be the inevitable compliment. Instead, my husband

jumped up, excused himself and rushed off to the bathroom.

When he emerged after about ten minutes, he was clutching

his stomach.

“What’s wrong?” I asked.

“I’ve got the same thing I had after the meal with the art

teacher.” With that he rushed back into the bathroom. Just

like the previous meal, he was in and out of the bathroom for

the next couple of hours. I was fine so we knew it wasn’t bad

food.

When the pain in his stomach finally subsided and his trips

to the bathroom diminished, we tried to figure out what had

caused his problem. We ruled out stomach flu - too coincidental

that he would get it twice in a row while visiting me.

It had to be something in the Beef Stroganoff, we decided,

but what? Most things in the dish were foods he was used to

eating; beef, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes. The only unusual

ingredient was the sour cream.

We decided that the sour cream was the offending substance

and our theory was reinforced when on several occasions

in the future, he unknowingly consumed sour cream,

and got the same results. We have since learned that a bacteria

is added to sour cream that is not added to other dairy

products, so it is probably the bacteria that my husband’s

digestive system objects to. Like other people with food allergies

or intolerances, he now reads labels on creamy salad

dressing bottles and asks in restaurants, “Does it contain sour

cream?”

Any dishes that are accompanied with sour cream, he asks

for it on the side and I eat his and mine. He has managed

quite well. Sour cream is an easy food to avoid and plain

yogurt can be substituted in any recipes calling for sour

cream. Since those early days of our marriage, my cooking

repertoire has increased. I still make pie, but I have never

again made Beef Stroganoff.

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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 DEC. 2018 - Register on OCTOBER 3, 2018

NOTE: TOTAL COSTS SHOWN INCLUDE TAX

PLEASE REMEMBER, WE DO NOT TAKE $50 OR $100 BILLS.

Wed. December 12, 2018 — O Canada Eh! Total Cost: $106.22 Code: 220524

We are off to Niagara Falls to see the show “Jump, Jingle and Jive” at the O Canada Dinner Theatre. Be

transported back to the 1950s as 6 strangers become stranded in a diner on Christmas Eve. Enjoy a family

style meal served by the cast throughout the show of roast turkey, fried Alaska Haddock, soup, salad and

more with dessert and complimentary coffee and tea.

Leave Evergreen: 9:45 am Carousel: 9:50 am Square: 10 am Return: 5 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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