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The Guelph/Wellington Seniors Association

A non-profit organization based at the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

Directors & Officers

Dorothe Fair — President

Ken Chupa — Vice-President

Jennifer Blackie — Secretary

Nick Harris — Treasurer

Ross Knechtel—Webmaster & Director

Ross Coulter Kerry Detlor

Jean McClelland Athar Khan

Margaret Waldron Wendi Hake

The Sentinel Team

Carol Croft — Adminstrator, Printer

Linda Green — Editor, Printer

George Hughes, Ken Pagniez — Printers

George Smith — Delivery Supervisor

Bill Shephard — Part-time Assistant

Don Hillman — Mentor

GWSA Community Support Services Staff

Maryanne Wilford — Manager

Pat Gage — Administrative Assistant

Margaret Iutzi — Move Well Co-ordinator

Molly Roberts — Eat Well Co-ordinator

Sophia Podrozny — Eat Well Co-ordinator

Paula Frappier — Outreach Co-ordinator

City Staff

Adam Rutherford — Program


Tracy Benson — Customer Service Clerk

Jocelyn Pedersen — Recreation

Co-ordinator — Senior Services

Becky MacDonald — Recreation

Co-ordinator — Volunteers

Jocelynn Desroches — Chef

Janice Walls, Brian Treleaven — Assistant


Kim Barton — Facility Maintainer

Lorne Wollis — Cleaner

Harvinder Marjara, Farial Hashimi, Nathan

Luck, Mary Loudoun — Customer Service

Clerk II

Lynne Briggs — Manager of Recreation


All others working at the Evergreen

Seniors Community Centre are Volunteers.


A City of Guelph Recreation Facility run in

partnership with the Community Services Department

of the City of Guelph and the Guelph/

Wellington Seniors Association

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

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

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

(closed Statutory Holidays)

Read The Sentinel on our website,

ISSN: 0383 817X

President’s Message from Dorothe Fair

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone!

First let me reflect on another amazing November

filled with Special GWSA Events.

Our second annual Tribute event called The Day Before took place

on Friday, November 9, to a packed house of 300 people.

The event honoured our military veterans, active military and families

touched by any military experience. This year we were privileged

to have the New Horizons Band join our Silvertones Choir as

an added musical feature. Together the band and choir presented Oscar

Petersen's world renowned song Hymn to Freedom. The song

was beautiful as were all the inspirational songs led by Choir Director

Ann Sneyd and pianist Mary Lynn Woods.

The guest speaker, Moe Ferris C.D. from the Guelph Legion,

Branch 234, gave a touching tribute to past and current serving military,

and the 3 videos again brought home the personal experiences

of those abroad or at home facing the adversity of military action.

Many thanks to Dorothy Scott for sharing her first-hand experiences

during WWII, John Sneyd (husband of Choir Director Ann Sneyd)

who spoke about Ann’s dad, Gordon King, and his service in WWII,

and Rita Dumbreck whose son is currently in the Canadian military.

All three stories were very touching and we appreciate the candor

shown by each of the presenters.

We did not sell tickets to the show, but donations were accepted,

and with approval from the GWSA Board of Directors, a small top

up to the donations resulted in a cheque for $1,000 for the Guelph

Legion Branch 234 Poppy fund.

A picture of the cheque presentation to Moe Ferris will appear in

the January Sentinel.

Once again it’s the dedication of many, many volunteers who come

together to produce an event like The Day Before. There were 100

volunteers in the Band, Choir and Piper and there were another 30

who helped as ushers, sound, lighting, stage management, program

design, decorating and technical support.

Here are two testimonials that summarize the overall comments

after the show:

Marlene Butts: Today’s show was a wonderful event that brought the

personal military stories to life. It was very special to have it offered

by the GWSA in a lovely decorated auditorium with poppy wreaths,

flags & the beautiful huge poppy quilt on the wall.

Edna Currie: My husband Jack and I came last year and we thoroughly

enjoyed the show. This year's addition of the New Horizons

Band made the music even more special. Having Moe Ferris from the

Guelph Legion is a wonderful touch. Special shows like this one

make us feel very close to the Guelph community.

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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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November 11: The GWSA sponsored a Remembrance

Day wreath that was presented at the Sleeman

service and then laid at the Guelph Epitaph on Sunday,

November 11.

November 17: Another great success!!!! The GWSA

Bid Euchre Tournament at the Evergreen Seniors

Centre was held on November 17. Thanks to Helen

and Judy for organizing this very popular event.

November 24: The Silver Seven Skating Group

started their Saturday night skating at Exhibition

arena. This is a pleasure skating evening for seniors,

but we have opened it up to younger adults who

enjoy skating to ‘50s and ‘60s music.

Please contact Sharon O’Sullivan for more information

at 519-848-2084. Admission charge at the


November 29, 30 and December 1

The Christmas Variety Show - Song, Laughter,


Silvertones Choir & the New Horizons Band featuring

Elvis and the Doo Wop Girls, the Line Dancers

& the Suns of Beaches

Matinees 1:30 pm

Tickets: $15 Adults $12 Seniors and Students

December 14: The last dance of the year, the

Snowflake Dance has always been very well attended.

Get out your angel wings or sparkly outfit and

join in. Doors open at 1 pm. Get your tickets early at

the front counter.

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift or stocking

stuffer? Consider giving a GWSA Membership to

your loved one or special person. We have something

for everyone at the GWSA. Membership is $25 including

10 monthly copies of the Sentinel. There are

44 different activity groups to join.

Please contact: Ross Knechtel, GWSA Web Master

- Connie Shaw, Membership and Marketing at 519-

766-6856 or ask at the front counter to buy your

Christmas membership gift.

This is my last 2018 Sentinel President’s message.

I’ll connect with you next year, but please remember

this: whether you decorate a tree, bake Christmas

cookies, partake in grog, over-indulge with turkey

and mashed potatoes, sing carols, light candles or

watch countless hours of Christmas movies…always

remember that YOU are thought of with great

warmth and affection by the Board of Directors and

the GWSA members.

Stay warm and healthy,

Best always

Dorothe Fair,

GWSA President.

The service that volunteer Snow Angels provide contributes

a tremendous amount to the overall well-being

of our community. Volunteering with the program is

truly ‘the neighbourly thing to do’ and is a great way for

families to volunteer together, or high school students to

complete their 40-hour community service requirement.

A volunteer snow removal service for seniors and

persons with disabilities 519-822-1155

In partnership with the City of Guelph, we offer a volunteer

snow removal service for eligible seniors and

persons with physical disabilities. During a significant

snow event, after the residential streets are plowed, volunteers

visit their match within 24 hours to clear the

windrow (the accumulation of snow left at the end of a


Last year, 59 Snow Angels contributed 949 hours of

snow shoveling service. In total, 178 residents were

helped during the winter season of which one shared,

“without the help of our Snow Angel it would be difficult

for us to stay in our home.”

Residents eligible to receive this service:

- Must reside in the City of Guelph in a single dwelling

or semi-detached house with private driveway.

- Are unable to remove their own snow and cannot afford

to pay for snow removal.

- Have no able-bodied person living in the household to

shovel snow.

- Must be a senior citizen (aged 65 years or older) and/

or have a physical disability.

Please note that the People and Information Network

(PIN) reserves the right to ask for documentation verifying

proof of disability and/or inability to pay for private

snow removal services in order to ensure services are

provided to those in our community who truly require


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GWSA Email


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: 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

Focus on Travel by Jean McClelland

We were thoroughly entertained in November at the

Elmira Theatre where we also had dinner.

Coming up

Watch for our report following our trip to see the

play, “O’Canada, eh!” in December.

In January, we will be having lunch and visiting the

Aga Khan Museum in North York where we will see

Emperors & Jewels from India and the Arts of 19th

Century Iran.

The McMichael Art Gallery in Kleinburg is a beautiful

place to visit in February (or any other month).

Another favourite activity of ours is a meal at the

Mandarin Restaurant.

In the works

Some exciting bus trips being decided on, organized

and/or planned by the GWSA Travel Committee will

be to Famous Players Dinner Theatre in Toronto,

Midland & Huron Village, and another of our favourites,

the Grand River Cruise. Port Colborne Canal

Days and St. George Apple Fest are also possibilities.

Watch for it!!!

We are looking forward to offering you two trips a

month in the warm weather. One of these double trips

may be to Coyles Country Store near Tillsonburg and

Winter Wheat.

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.

Persons with a disability who require physical assistance

must have a travelling companion with them

who can look after their needs, should the occasion


For more information, contact Joanne White at 519-


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Special Printing For Members

Looking for that

Special Unique Christmas Gift?

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


THE EDITOR’S PAGE from The Sentinel Team

We would like to wish one and all

A Very Merry Christmas and

A Very Happy New Year 2019!


To donate easily, with a credit

card, visit our website

and click on the

‘Donate’ button or call:


December 3, 2018 is the deadline for

submissions for the

January 2019 Sentinel.

Email submissions to:

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the January issue

is on December 20, 2018.

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos

(but we’ll do our best).

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Evergreen Restaurant - December 2018


The Evergreen Restaurant is open to the public and

serves a large variety of menu items that are available

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

(except holidays):

Breakfast Foods

Homemade Soups

Bakery Items




The daily featured Lunch is served from 11:30 am

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

available for your convenience.

Our goal is to provide balanced, nutritious meals.

We provide great quality, while keeping costs reasonable.

The tremendous support of volunteers in

the restaurant helps us achieve this goal.

Featured Hot Lunch

$7.15 + tax

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a

balanced nutritional meal.


We offer free delivery to the following adjacent

apartments — Riverside Gardens, Riverside Residences

on the Park, The Driftwood, and The Diplomat,

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

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

x2696 to order.

Meal cards totaling a full meal will only be accepted

for deliveries. NO CASH or PARTIAL ORDERS.

A sandwich with soup/salad will be charged the

same as a full meal.


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






Stuffed Chicken

Cordon Bleu

Pork Chops


Beef Rouladen with


Liver & Onions

or 2nd Choice






Meat Pies

Cabbage Rolls

Beef Stew over

Yorkshire Pudding



(purchase tickets)

Rainbow Trout







Chicken a la King

over Vol-au-vents

Veal Parmesan

& Hash Brown


Roast Pork

Roasted Chicken
















free options are

available daily.

Please enquire

with the Chef.

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Volunteer Corner from Becky MacDonald

Merry Christmas &

All the best in 2019!

As many of you are aware, I will

be on maternity leave for a year to

start a new chapter in my life.

There will be someone stepping

into my role and assisting with the

volunteer program. They will be

working out of Evergreen at my

current desk, sharing an office

with Jocelyn. I hope all the best to

everyone in 2019 and I look forward

to this new experience and

seeing everyone when I return.

Upcoming Volunteer Awards

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 the

Volunteer Co-ordinator from Monday

to Friday between 8:30-4:30.

All Volunteers – 2019 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 the Volunteer Coordinator

in the main office for

more details and to register.


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Registration Desk: The front

desk at Evergreen is currently recruiting

for the registration desk. If

you like to work as part of a team,

provide excellent customer service

and work on the computer, this is a

position for you. Available days:

Monday mornings 8:45-12:15 and

a temporary shift for every Tuesday

morning 8:45-12:15. Full

training is provided.

Information Desk: Volunteers

needed at the front desk to answer

phones, provide tours of the facility

and answer questions from

members or the community.

Available day: every Friday

afternoon from 12:00-3:45.


Drivers Needed: If you enjoy

volunteering once a month and

like to drive, the Sentinel team is

recruiting volunteer drivers to assist

with the Monthly Newsletter

delivery. A set route will be provided

to you for your delivery at

the end of the month. For more

information, please contact Becky

at the centre.


Kitchen Assistance: If you like

to work in a team environment,

socialize with other volunteers and

provide customer service, this

might be for you! Assistance is

needed in the kitchen to assist with

food preparation, serving and assisting

with odd jobs from 8:45-

1:15 on specific days during the

week. For more information,

please speak to Chef Jocelynn,

complete a volunteer application

and return it to Becky in the main


Coffee Volunteers: Two days are

available for a coffee volunteer

starting in November: every Monday

and every other Friday from

8:45-1:15. A temporary shift on

every Thursday is available in November

and December.

If you like a slower pace and

working as a team and providing

great customer service, this is for

you! Tasks: assist the customers

with hot beverages, keep the dining

room clean and tidy and assist

with small tasks assigned by the

chef. Training is provided. Please

speak to Becky in the main office.


A volunteer is needed to assist

with the Garden Fresh box pickup

day on the third Wednesday each

month from 11:30-2:30. Work

alongside another volunteer and

assist community members with

gathering their fresh goods.


By 2031, Guelph’s population is

projected to be 175,000 with

57,000 people over the age of 55.

The City’s Age Friendly Guelph

(AFG) is recruiting volunteers in

the following areas:



Community Outreach

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


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We have had a beautiful fall and I hope everyone

has had a chance to enjoy it. Hard to believe, but

2018 is just about over, and 2019 is fast approaching.

As you plan your holiday festivities,

take time to drop in to the Centre and enjoy some

of the special events:

The Variety Show is scheduled for November

29, 30 and December 1. All shows take

place at 1:30 pm. A dedicated committee of

volunteers began planning this show over a

year ago and have been diligently hard at

work ever since! They have many new acts

and some great skits planned. I would recommend

you purchase your ticket for this show

soon, before it sells out.

Follow up with some more holiday festivities

at the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting,

Dec. 8, at Market Square, from 7-8 pm.

Christmas Dinner in the Evergreen Restaurant

is December 13. Enjoy roasted turkey

with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and

trifle. Tickets are now available for sittings at

11:30 am and 12:30 pm. You can also purchase

take-out dinners to share with others!

Registration for all winter programs is ongoing.

Secure your spot by signing up today for

a computer course, fitness class, or maybe an

art class!


Annual Pottery Exhibition and Sale takes

place at Victoria Road Recreation Centre on

December 1 from 10 am to 4 pm. This is a

great time to browse, shop and enjoy the refreshments.

Learn more about classes you

might like to take in the new year.

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Computer Mentors: Computer

Mentors are needed to assist people

with computer requests. Basic

requirements include answering

questions and assisting with specific

computer problems. Assist

with Windows operating system,

basic operations of a computer

(emailing, browsing the internet,

MS Word and handling digital

photographs, tablets and

smartphones). Volunteers are required

for mentoring on Mondays

from 1:00-3:00 in the computer

lab at the Evergreen Seniors Centre.

Membership & Marketing


M&M is looking for 2 GWSA

members to join the creative team

for a 2-3 year commitment. If you

have good communication skills

(written and verbal), enjoy marketing

and promotion and being a

part of an active team that meets

every second Tuesday of the

month in the morning, please

speak to Becky for more information.

GWSA Assistant Webmaster:

An assistant is needed to assist

with updating content on the website.

Skills required: knowledge of

website management; familiar

with content website management

systems specifically WordPress;

able to use website editing tools;

and a commitment of up to four

hours per week.

If you are interested in volunteering

in any of the areas listed

above and joining the dynamic

team, please contact Becky Mac-

Donald in the office for more

information and to get started

with your volunteering experience.

Ph. 519-823-1291 Ext.

2096 or by email at



Feeling Better Move Well: A

fitness minded Senior Volunteer

who enjoys physical activity is

needed to co-lead a group gentle

exercise program. If you are looking

for a new challenge, you will

deliver a one-hour class once a

week at the Salvation Army Citadel

on Gordon Street. A free of

charge, full training and orientation

program 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.

Please contact Maryanne Wilford

at 519-837-5665 for more

information about these volunteer


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December Food Tasting:

Please note, there will not be a food tasting event in

December. Please look for the great educators from Diabetes

Care Guelph who will be back in the lobby on

the last Friday in January with delicious foods to sample.

The CSS Outreach Program has a few seats to fill:

If you or someone you know might benefit from extra

support to connect with others, the CSS Outreach Half

Day Outing offers a wonderful program of support.

We have spaces available in our Outreach Program

which includes an enjoyable outing for activities,

speakers, entertainment and a hot lunch. A very modest

$10 includes transportation to and from home. Our participants

tell us they value the social time, friendships

and laughter shared, and look forward to this special

monthly outing.

If you would like more information about Outreach or

any of our other programs, call Pat Gage, CSS Administrator

at 519-837-5696 or drop by our office at the


Feeling Better Move Well - Group Exercise


Senior Volunteers are needed to lead a group gentle

exercise program once a week at the Salvation Army

Citadel. No previous fitness experience required and all

training will be provided. Please contact Marg Iutzi,

Feeling Better Move Well Program Co-ordinator, at

519-821-1291 ext. 2747 for more information.

VON Meals on Wheels Program

Access to well-balanced, affordable meals is imperative

to the independence and nourishment of Meals on

Wheels clients. Research shows that healthy eating provides

essential energy and nutrients for general welfare,

maintenance of health and functional autonomy, and

reduces the risk for falls and chronic diseases at older


The benefits of MOW are emotional and psychological,

as well as physical: MOW’s connection to companionship

and resources in the community, help with dietary

planning and maintaining independence, as well as

access to traditional meals and security checks, make

MOW a service that supports the overall well-being of

its clients.

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Administraon Office — 519‐837‐5696

Happy Holidays from the staff with the GWSA Community

Support Services. Wishing you all peace, health and happiness in 2019.

Pat Gage

Maryanne Wilford

Marg Iutzi

Paula Frappier

Molly Roberts

Sophia Podrozny

There does tend to be a stigma around the Meals on

Wheels program that you have to be frail, injured, ill or

incapable of making your own meal to need this service.

Nonetheless, the comment we hear most often is:

“I find it difficult to cook a full balanced meal for just

one person, without eating the same meal for two weeks

straight.” The Meals on Wheels Program is invaluable

to those clients who need the nutritional support to improve

their condition, but also a great way to support

those that need to continue to maintain good health.

The Frozen Meal Program is a great program for

those who just want to supplement a full balanced meal

on the days that they may have a busy day or on those

days when the weather is too bad, making it unsafe to

go to the grocery store. Clients can just pop the meal in

the microwave and within 5 minutes they have a balanced

meal as opposed to tea and toast which offers

little to no nutritional value. One can choose a variety

of different meals: there are over 40 different meals,

and 25 desserts to choose from. They can order monthly,

bimonthly or biannually - whatever works best for

them. Each meal will last for 1 year in the freezer.

Another common comment we frequently hear from

the clients of our Hot Meal Program is: “It’s my big

meal of the day and big excitement of the day.” Our hot

meals not only provide clients with their nutrition for

the day, but they also provide regular social contact.

This regular social contact is a relief to primary live-in

caregivers who, rather than preparing meals, can attend

to tasks or take time for themselves. It is a comfort to

non-live-in family members, knowing that their loved

ones are provided with regular, hot nutritious meals and

a caring connection.

The Meals on Wheels Program is more than just a meal

program, it is a program that provides a sense of wellbeing

knowing that our community is working together

to ensure that our older adults are supported and well

cared for.

This program is available to all persons 65+ and/or

adults with disabilities that reside in Wellington County.

For more information, please contact: Kelsey Richardson

519-323-2330, or toll free 1-888-506-6353



RR 2, 5016 Well. Rd 29, Guelph 519.856.4622

Member of OLTCA & ORCA

Licenced by RHRA & MOHLTC

Better Quality Better Health

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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submitted by Marianne Matthews

Since our inception in 1993, we have been fortunate

and thankful to have Dorothy Scott as our teacher,

mentor, motivator and friend. She supported us in

various projects.

She was a Hearing Specialist, and

over the years, she helped many

adults and children who were born

deaf or who had developed profound

hearing loss. She taught them to

speak and this was life saving to


She did some one-on-one work

with deaf children and their parents.

This enabled them to work together

and improve their communication


She helped the H.I.C. for the past

25 years. She provided information about hearing

help and new and improved equipment such as amplified

telephones, shaker alarm clocks, personal

talkers, etc. Most meetings she had a short refresher

on lip reading and encouraged us to keep listening.

Dorothy had many varied interests besides hearing

loss. She was a member of the Hiking Club, the Embroidery

Guild and the Horticulture Society. She

taught embroidery to children and perhaps more.

She tended her own large flower garden at her

home on Mary Street and also the McCrae House

Gardens. She was instrumental in planning the gardens

around McCrae House to have only plants that

would have grown there when John McCrae lived

there. Her late husband John (2005),

built the outhouse out back (Eaton’s

catalogue and all).

Ailing health has made it impossible

for her to continue her position

in the H.I.C. She has passed her information,

magazines and supplies

to her successor Royce Brown -

thank you Royce! Royce has big

shoes to fill but she will do it; maybe

a bit different style.

Our membership will help determine

how we proceed into the future.

Our hope is to assist each other deal with the

inconvenience of our hearing loss.

Dorothy gave me a bag of crocus bulbs to distribute

to attendees at the meeting. The name of the

bulbs are - you guessed it - Dorothy.

Happy Birthday Charlie!

GWSA's centenarian, Charlie Corcoran, turned 104 on October 25, 2018. He celebrated his

birthday at home with his family and a few friends and this lovely cake.

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Friday, December 14 ~ 1–3:30 pm

THURS. JAN. 3/19

at 1 pm — Rm. 4

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The Halloween dance held on Friday, October 26, was very well attended. Many of the

dancers came in costume and a great time was enjoyed by all.

Photos by Alan Pickersgill.



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Photo by Ross Knechtel


GWSA Groups & Activities Contact Information

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


Evergreen Hallway

Ted Pritchard (519-826-6121)

Art Studio In 2

Evergreen Room 2

Ted Pritchard (519-826-6121)

Tuesday Dec. 4 & 18 -

6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Wednesday Dec. 12 -

12:30 pm-4:00 pm


Evergreen Auditorium

Eleanor Stern (519-837-2702)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Casual Bicycling

Various Locations in and

around Guelph

Ned Coates (519-835-9799)

Wed. - May 1 - Oct. 31

10:00 am to Noon


Evergreen Room 4

Helen James (519-856-4434)

Mondays - 6:30-9:00 pm

Thursdays - 1:00-4:00 pm

6-H B E

Evergreen Room 4

Dot Smith (519-836-6448)

Thursdays - 1:00-4:00 pm


Evergreen Board Room

Diana Cormier (519-780-2074)


Last Friday of month - 1-3 pm

B C 2

Room 2

Christine Trimble (519-823-2086)

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

B - W E L’ L

Brian Doucet (519-780-7093)

Mondays - 12:30-3:15 pm

B - E

Evergreen Room 3

David Pinkney (519-780-5302)

Tuesdays - 6:45-9:15 pm

Peter Traulsen (519-265-2376)

Thursdays - 12:30-3:30 pm


Evergreen Room 3

Conny Budarick (519-763-6651)

Fridays - 9:00-11:30 am


Evergreen Room 3

Ruby Brent (519-767-1954)

(Bunka B&B)

Wednesdays - 9:15 am-noon


Evergreen Hallway

Sharyn Richards (519-822-1810)

Wednesdays - 1-4 pm


Ken Fugler (519-767-0145)

Debbie Williams (519-820-7215)


Evergreen Hallway

Dave Wurr (519-509-1032)

Fridays - 9:30 am-noon


Evergreen Room 3

Ross Knechtel (226-706-4058)

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)

September, November, January,

March, May

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


Evergreen Room 2

Judy Montgomery (519-824-8047)

Fridays - 8:30 am-2:00 pm


Evergreen Room 3

Sylvia Edgerton (519-837-0446)

Audrey Young (519-824-5891)

Joy Halliburton (519-822-9714)

Tuesdays - 12:45-4 pm


Evergreen Auditorium - Stage

Bob Langham (519-836-8366)

Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays

10:00 am to 12:00 noon


Evergreen Room 2

2nd & 4th Tuesday

9:00-10:00 am


Evergreen Dining Room

Linda Robinson (226-343-0426)

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:30 pm


Evergreen Room 3

Sandra Rennick (519-824-2044)

Maureen Baird (647-519-2006)

Mondays - 1:00-3:30 pm


Evergreen Dining Room

Audrey Young (519-824-5891)

4th Wednesday

1:30-4:00 pm


Evergreen Room 4

Peter Smith (519-217-8986)

Fridays - 1:00-4:00 pm


Ken Hills (519-836-8414)

Mondays, May to September


Evergreen Board Room

Sharing Information about


Meet 1st Wed. of every month

From October to May

2:00-3:00 pm - it’s free

Call Marianne at 519-822-3946

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Evergreen Auditorium

Margaret Waldron (519-836-8534)

Phyllis Carnochan (519-836-9415)

Mondays -

Beginners 9:30-10:30 am

Intermediate 10:45-11:45 am

(except Holidays)

Thursdays - 1:00-3:00 pm


Evergreen Hallway

Georgia Taylor (519-265-8816)

Tuesdays - 12:30-3:30 pm

Instruction available


Evergreen Board Room

Geoff Richards (226-820-2950)

Mon., Tues., Thurs.

(times as assigned)


Evergreen Room 4

Jean McClelland (519-763-4881)

2:30-5 pm - last Monday of every

month - $24.00 a year


Rudy Simon (1-226-979-9635)

Neville Newman (519-400-9136)

Evergreen Auditorium

Tues. - 9:00 - 12:00 noon

(Beginners & Intermediate)

Friday - 12:45 - 4 pm

(all levels of play)

West End Rec Centre

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

(advanced play)

Thurs. - 2:15 - 5:00 pm

(all levels of play)


Evergreen Room 2

Beryl Drohan (519-827-0120)

Mondays - 12:30-4:00 pm


Evergreen Hallway

Linda Robinson (226-343-0426)

Beth Campeau (226-343-0415)

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

Thursdays - 1:00-3:45 pm


Evergreen Auditorium

Jean Campbell (519-821-2695)

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm

Wednesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm


Exhibition Park Arena

Corner of Exhibition &

Division Sts.

Sharon O’Sullivan (519-848-2084)

Saturdays - 8:00-9:50 pm


Evergreen Room 3

Doreen Muir


Choir Director - Ann Sneyd

Pianist - Mary Lynne Woods

Fridays 1:00-3:30 pm


Evergreen Parking Lot by

The Enabling Garden

Cathy Densmore 519-822-2220

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


Evergreen Snooker Room

Nick Harris (519-836-4547)

Daily - 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday - 7:00-9:30 pm

1st Thursday of every month

7:00-9:30 pm


Evergreen Auditorium

Gordon Field (519-822-4976)

Ursula Rodrigues (519-837-3782)


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)


Evergreen Dining Room

Mike Rooke (519-824-2472)

Gord Knox (519-763-5795)

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 pm


April to October

Thursdays - 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Brenda Langham (519-836-8366)

Gord Clegg (519-824-3293)

January and February


Evergreen Room 2

Ann Peters (519-836-3554)

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

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


Rm 2 West End Rec Centre

Nancy Baker (519-822-6653)

September - June

Tuesdays - 12:30-4:00 pm

Membership is $20.00


Rm 2 West End Rec Centre

Ross Hamilton (519-835-9181)

Jan. - June; Sept. - Dec.

Thursdays - noon-4:00 pm

Membership is $25.00


Evergreen Board Room

Ross Coulter (519-821-3993)

2nd & 4th Thursdays - 1:00 pm







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GWSA Group & Activity Reports

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


Art in the Hall

The Art in the Hall project is mandated

to display good art work in the halls

of the Evergreen Centre. If you are

interested in having your work in a

solo exhibition, or if you are interested

in having a few pieces of your work as

part of a group display at the Evergreen

Centre in 2019, contact Ted

Pritchard at 519-826-6121 or

If you are interested in sitting on the

Art in the Hall Committee for assisting

with the hanging of the art, also contact


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 these 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 Registration for

Art Studio in 2 for 2019 started in November

at the Front Desk of the Evergreen

Centre for artists not already in

the Club.


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 much as 6 times a

week for friendly, active games and

competition at two locations. We play

at the West End Community Centre on

Monday and Wednesday afternoons at

1:00 pm. At the Evergreen Centre play

is on Tuesday evening at 7 pm, Thursday

at 9 am, Friday at 10 am and Sunday

afternoons at 1:15 pm.

We do our best to keep members

alerted of any changes to our times

with emails and personal calls.

Racquets are available for short-term

loan but players are required to have

indoor court shoes suitable for the


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 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.

Bicycling - Casual

This new group at the GWSA will be

exploring Guelph’s wonderful multiuse

trail system. We’ll take in the

sights of our city, explore some history,

get some fresh air and exercise, all

in one morning! This group is geared

to people who can ride 10 km in less

than 2 hours. Helmets and your own

bike are mandatory. Meeting place is

the Enabling Garden at Riverside


Bid Euchre

Come in and enjoy a friendly game of

4-Hand Bid Euchre Monday evenings

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

from 1 until 4 pm. There will also

be 6-Hand Bid Euchre on Thursday

afternoons. Don’t know how to play?

We will teach you at no charge. Come

and enjoy a visit; we would love to

meet some new members. Guests are

always welcome. For information on 4

-Hand Bid Euchre, phone Helen James

(519-856-4434), or for 6-Hand Bid

Euchre, call Dot Smith (519-836-


Book Club

Our group meets in the Boardroom on

the last Friday of each month from

1:00 to 2:30 pm.

In December we will be having our

annual Christmas tea and discussing

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter

Wohlleben. For January, our selection

is The Right to be Cold by Sheila Watt


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 Room 2 on the third Friday of

each month at 1:30 pm.

The fee is $3/visit.


We invite all bridge players to come

and join us in a friendly game of

bridge. We play three times a week as


Monday at the West End in the Lions

Lair from 12:45 until 3:15 pm.

Tuesday at the Evergreen in Room 3

from 6:45 pm until 9:15 pm.

Thursday at the Evergreen in Room 3

from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm.

We hope you will come out and

have a friendly game with us. We will

be delighted to welcome you.


Bunka embroidery is created by using

a unique combination of punch needle

and special silk-like rayon thread.

When completed, many pictures resemble

delicately shaded paintings. In

fact, the needle is held and operates in

much the same manner as an artist’s

brush or pencil. The Bunka artist uses

many different stitch techniques in

order to achieve the desired effect of

depth and interest, but unlike other

forms of needle art, there are no knots

to tie and mistakes are easily correct-

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ed. This group is for all skill levels

and meets every Wednesday from

9:15 a.m. to noon.


Come join us for a game of Canasta.

New or experienced players are welcome.

We meet in the Evergreen hallway

every Wednesday at 1:00 pm.

Cost is $1.50. Our president is Sharyn

Richards. Let her know if you have

any comments. Phone: 519-822-1810,

Text: 519-835-4155,


Craft Group

When you read this it will be our last

Sentinel of 2018. We have had a great

year with our craft group as it has

grown so fast. More and more we

have people bringing in items they

made at home for our store. I want to

thank you all for the support over the

year. Thanks for all the donations. We

would like to wish you all a Merry

Christmas and a Happy New Year!!


Come out and have lots of fun playing

cribbage on Tuesdays from 12:45-4

pm. The cost is $2 per visit, first visit

is free for newcomers. This game is

for everyone including beginners, hasbeen

players and pros. The fees go

toward prizes for different scores, supplies

and the rest to the GWSA. The

players are very helpful and patient in

helping you count and answering

questions. New members welcome

and instruction is available. For more

information call Sylvia at 519-837-

0446, Audrey at 519-824-5891 or Joy

at 519-822-9714.


Put on your dancing shoes Friday afternoons

from 1:00 – 3:30 pm.

Dance every second month at the Evergreen

Seniors Community Centre,


$8 includes light refreshments.

Singles and couples welcome, membership

not required.

D.J. Ted Lavoie plays a variety of

music including pop, rock, 50s-60s,

country, ballroom, latin, line dance

and more. Requests played.

Next dance is Friday, December 14,


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2019 dates are March 8, May 3, June

28, August 30, October 25 and December

20. Come out and join the fun.


High scores for October were - Bill A.

135 (222out); Audrey B. 127; Ed

B.130; Derek C.101; Jessie C.115;

Rino F. 133; Bruce F. 116; Vera G.

122 (Bullseye out); Gord K. 133; Judy

K. 117; Fred L. 122; Bob M. 121; Janet

O. 123; Ken O. 105; Len P. 100;

Ellen R. 122; Barry S. 131 (111 out);

Marjorie S. 140; Margaret W. 102;

Kathryn W. 127; David W. 101; Ed

W. 129.


The Dominoes club meets every

Tuesday at 1:30 pm in the Dining

Room. The club plays Mexican

Train. The cost is $1.50 per visit.

Please contact Linda Robinson at

226-343-0426 regarding any questions

about the club. Come and have some



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, TBA, 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

We have recently changed our Thursday

class from intermediate to beginner

and improved to accommodate

those who are unable to attend Mondays.

Our classes are for beginner to improver

(beginner plus).

Mondays - 9:30 am to 11:45 am.

We teach basic steps at 9:15 am.

Thursdays - 1 to 3 pm. We teach basic

steps at 12:45 pm.

Come dance and have fun with us all

year long.

Into Focus Photography Club

Into Focus Photography Club lost our

long-time member, Frances Thomson,

on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Fran

was a wonderful woman always helping

others, never forgetting special

occasions and capturing amazing shots

of family, our field trips and nature.

Husband Cliff is also a member and

great nature photographer. We offer

condolences to Cliff and family.


Pickleball is a sport in which four

players use solid paddles made of

wood or composite materials to hit a

perforated polymer ball over a net.

The sport shares features of other racquet

sports: the dimensions and layout

of a badminton court and a net and

rules similar to tennis, with a few


This sport is for people of all ages

who are looking for some fun, laughter,

socialization and exercise. It’s

easy to learn, but can be challenging

for those with a competitive nature.

All levels of skill invited. Pickleball

equipment is provided.


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

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the Scrabble Dictionary 5 th Edition as

our reference. Skill levels range from

beginner to advanced. Come play at

whatever table you wish. Enjoy a

laugh, score a Bingo if you can, and

learn a new word or two with other

word lovers!


Come on out and join our group. Enjoy

some gentle exercise, friendship

and fun. Membership is available to

all paid-up GWSA members for a $10

fee every six months. You also have

the option of paying $1.00 per game.

Register the first time you play. Beginners

are welcome and instruction is

available. The group plays Tuesdays

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


The Silvertones Choir was formed

over 30 years ago and now boasts

over 50 members. The mixed group of

seniors share the love of singing -

songs old and new. They also love to

entertain with their singing and to

spread cheer.

The Silvertones performed in the

GWSA’s 2018 Annual Christmas Variety

Show, ‘Home For The Holidays

At The Evergreen’, which was held

on November 29, 30 and December 1

at 1:30 p.m. at the Evergreen.

They sang:

We Need a Little Christmas

Deck the Halls

O Christmas Tree

Christmas is a Feeling

Do You Hear What I Hear

Go Tell It On the Mountain

O Holy Night

The Hal Leonard Christmas Medley

On Friday, December 7, the Silvertones

are also performing in

Community Christmas Concert, A

Celebration of Choirs at 7 pm in

Lakeside Church, Guelph.

Tickets are $5 each and available

from Doreen Muir.

For more information about joining

the choir, please call Doreen Muir at



It costs $10.00 plus HST to join the

Everwhite Ski Club. You register and

pay for the Downhill Ski Club at the

front desk of the Evergreen Centre. It

helps to own a 5-7 Pass purchased

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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


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 any time it is open

and all the snooker you care to play.

Texas Hold ’Em

Why not come out and have fun with

us? We are averaging about 16 players

a week and are situated in the Dining


We charge $1.50 per week and pretty

well all of that goes back to the

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


Each player starts off with $500 in

real casino chips and, as we do not

play for money, we work on a point

system; the one with the most points

each week is the winner. We play until

there is only one player left or 8:30

pm, 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

Our walking club season has come to

an end. We had some beautiful mornings

this year and had many enjoyable

walks both in and out of Guelph. To

wind up our season, we had a delicious

pot luck supper on Thursday,

October 25, and enjoyed some excellent

food and laughter. Thanks to all

the helpers for making it a very enjoyable

evening and Stuart McCannell

for his beautiful photographic presentation.

Our winter socials will be held on

Tuesday, January 8, Friday, February

15 and Thursday, March 14, 2019 in

Room 2 of the Evergreen Centre from

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Please note that the

socials are not all on Thursdays this

year. Remember to mark your calendars.

If you have any questions call

Gord or Brenda. Have a most enjoyable

Christmas and New Year and we

look forward to seeing everyone in


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.



Would you like to join a community

workshop that has a fully equipped

woodworking shop, a machine shop and

laser cutting as well?

We have an Open House every

Monday evening starting at 7 p.m.

For more information call:


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Clubs and Drop-In Activities DECEMBER 2018

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


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


9a-12p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1-4p West End Arts W

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

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

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker



9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Watercolours

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

2-3:30p Hearing Improvement


9a-12p Badminton

10a-12p Outreach

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-2p Feel Better Move Well W

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-3:30p Writers Club

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W


8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-3p Silvertones

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W


9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre


9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

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


9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard


9a-12p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-2p Feel Better Move Well W

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-3:30p Writers Club

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W


8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-3p Silvertones

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

1p Snowflake Dance


9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:15-3:30p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring


9a-12p Pickleball

10a-12p Outreach

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg


9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9a-4p Watercolours

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts


9a-12p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-2p Feel Better Move Well W

1-3p Line Dancing


8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

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1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

2:30-5p Photography Club

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre


9a-12p Badminton

All activities are done

by 3 pm



to All!


9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:15-3:30p Bridge W

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-4p Badminton W

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





Everyday Activities


Book Nook— Mon-Fri –


Aquatic Arthritic Relief

(West End Community

Centre) (519-837-5657)

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W



Boxing Day


9a-12p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-3:30p Writers Club

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

Weekend Activities


Table Tennis, December 8 (9a-11:30p),

Dec. 15, 22, 29 (9a-12p)

10a-12p Darts, December 8, 15, 22, 29


Badminton, December 2 (1:30-3:30p),

December 9, 16, 23, 30 (1:15-3:15p)

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

1:30-3:30p Book Club 2


8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-2:30p Book Club

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

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

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

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

Small box of vegetables and fruit—$15.00

Large box of vegetables and fruit—$20.00

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

Solutions on pg. 38

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“Our Young Seniors”

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


Gibbons, Peggy - Nov. 9 (87)

McDougall, Larry - Dec. 7 (70)



If you have a birthday or anniversary that

you would like to include in the Sentinel,

please let us know the month before.


We would like to convey our condolences

To Association Members and their Families

Thomson, Frances Jean, passed away on Saturday,

October 27, 2018, in her 77th year. She was a longtime

member of the Into Focus Photography Club.

Simpson, Jean, passed away on Monday, November

12, 2018, in her 86th year. Long-time GWSA member

and with the Dominoes group.

Callaghan, John, passed away on Tuesday, November

13, 2018, at the age of 90+. Long-time GWSA


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held at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

unless otherwise indicated — call 519-823-1291.

Your Community Guide is available at the Centre and online at




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:12

Fee: $80.40 Members,

$95.40 Non-Members

Wed Jan 9, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 215982

Beginner Jazz

Try out our new beginner adult jazz

class; no dance experience needed.

Classes start with a warmup, followed

by learning basic steps and

putting them together in combinations.

Class length: 60 mins Classes:11

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $73.70 Members,

$88.70 Non-Members

Mon Jan 7, 2 p.m. Code: 215983

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: 12

Fee: $80.40 Members,

$95.40 Non-Members

Tue Jan 8, 2 p.m. Code: 215984

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 low-impact activity. No

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partners are required.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 12

Fee: $80.40 Members,

$95.40 Non-Members

Thu Jan 10, 9:45 a.m. Code: 215985

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 Jan 7, 1 p.m. Code: 215987

No class: Feb 18

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 12

Fee: $86.52 Members,

$101.52 Non-Members

Wed Jan 9, 9:15 a.m.

Code: 215986

No class: Mar 15

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 12

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $86.52 Members,

$101.52 Non-Members

Thu Jan 10, 2 p.m. Code: 215988

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: 12

Fee: $86.52 Members,

$101.52 Non-Members

Fri Jan 11, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 216024

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $86.52 Members,

$101.52 Non-Members

Tue Jan 8, 2 p.m. Code: 216026


Achieve better posture, balance,

core strength and everyday movement

through the exercises of

Joseph Pilates. Pilates can benefit

everyone and offers a refreshing

change from the traditional types of

exercise. Please bring a mat to the


Class length: 60 mins Classes: 12

Fee: $89.88 Members,

$104.88 Non-Members

Wed Jan 9, 1:30 p.m.

Code: 216044

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: 11

Fee: $71.94 Members,

$86.94 Non-Members

Mon Jan 7, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 216045

Class length: 90 mins Classes: 12

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $78.48 Members,

$93.48 Non-Members

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Callous and Corn Treatment

Nail Trimming

Fungal Nail Treatment




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Wed Jan 9, 1:30 p.m.

Code: 216046

Classes: 10

Fee: $65.40 Members,

$80.40 Non-Members

Fri Jan 11, 1 p.m. Code: 216047

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: 12

Fee: $54.36 Members,

$69.36 Non-Members

Thu Jan 10, 11 a.m. Code: 216048

Strength and Balance

This beginner class will focus on

fall prevention, whole body movements

and balance. It is designed to

improve general mobility and overall

strength to make everyday tasks

easier. You can expect to see improvement

in posture. The class

presents an excellent opportunity for

beginners to start exercising with an

aerobic, strength and flexibility


Class length: 45 mins Classes: 12

Fee: $80.40 Members,

$95.40 Non-Members

Wed Jan 9, 12:15 p.m. Code: 216061

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: 11

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $67.98 Members,

$82.98 Non-Members

Mon Jan 7, 9:30 a.m.

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Code: 216062

No class: Feb 18

Class length: 50 mins Classes: 12

Fee: $74.16 Members,

$89.16 Non-Members

Wed Jan 9, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 216063

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: 11

Fee: $67.98 Members,

$82.98 Non-Members

Mon Jan 7, 8:55 a.m. Code: 216064

No class: Feb 18

Class length: 50 mins Classes: 12

Fee: $74.16 Members,

$89.16 Non-Members

Fri Jan 11, 8:55 a.m. Code: 216065

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: 11

Fee: $67.98 Members,

$82.98 Non-Members

Mon Jan 7, 8 a.m. Code: 216066

No class: Feb 18

Classes: 12

Fee: $74.16 Members,

$89.16 Non-Members

Fri Jan 11, 8 a.m.

Code: 216067

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: 12

Fee: $74.16 Members,

$89.16 Non-Members

Tue Jan 8, 8:45 a.m. Code: 216069

Thu Jan 10, 8:45 a.m. Code: 216068

*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: 8

Location: Centennial Pool

Fee: $64

Mon Jan 7, 10 a.m. Code: 217791

No class: Feb 18

*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: 9

Location: Centennial Pool

Fee: $72

Wed Jan 9, 10 a.m. Code: 217792

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: 12

Fee: $92.88 Members,

$107.88 Non-Members

Tue Jan 8, 9:45 a.m. Code: 216070

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

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• 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


Small Jobs Welcome

Specializing in interior wall, trim and

ceiling painting.

Wall repairs and trim installation also offered.

Please call Jonathan: 519-829-0429


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rooted from one posture. These actions

are designed to have the same

benefits 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 all-round health. Regular participation

results in improved body

strength, better sleep and weight


Class length: 60 mins Classes: 11

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $86.90 Members,

$101.90 Non-Members

Wed Jan 9, 2 p.m. Code: 216071

Total Body Conditioning

This total body conditioning class

will challenge the active 55+ individual.

A cardio warmup 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: 12

Fee: $74.16 Members,

$89.16 Non-Members

Wed Jan 9, 8 a.m. Code: 216072



Computers – Android Tablets and


During this private lesson the instructor

will assist you with any

problems or concerns you have with

your tablet or smartphone! Please

bring your tablet or smartphone to

the class.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 1

Fee: $30.91 Members,

$45.91 Non-Members

Mon Mar 4, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 215989

Mon Mar 4, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 215990

Mon Mar 4, 11:30 a.m.

Code: 216425

Computers - Email Basics

Are you new to email and want to

learn how to better communicate

with friends, family and even businesses?

Do you want to learn how to

better use your current email service?

This workshop will teach you

how to use an Internet-based email

service (Yahoo! Mail) to send and

receive messages, attach documents

and photos, as well as identifying

and avoiding email viruses. If you

already have an email account, bring

your login and password, as there

will be time to practice and to have

your questions answered. To get the

most out of this session, you should

know how to use a mouse.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

Fri Mar 1, 9:30 a.m. Code: 215991

Computer Maintenance and Peak


Is your computer running slow? Got

a lot of “garbage” on your computer?

Need to understand antivirus

software? You can use your existing

Windows software to clean that up

and get peak performance to keep

your computer running smoothly.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 3

Fee: $43.26 Members,

$58.26 Non-Members

Wed Jan 9, 1 p.m. Code: 215996

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


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.

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

and $5.00 for Non-Members.

Participants pay in advance at the registration desk.

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

Computer Free Time:

Every Wednesday morning

from 9:30-11:30 am,

and Friday afternoon

from 1:00-3:00 pm,

open to all members of the


free of charge.


Dec 3 215907 Jan 7 215997

Dec 10 215909 Jan 14 216002

Dec 17 215910 Jan 21 216000


Jan 28

Feb 4

Feb 11





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$25.00 discount coupon

with this ad

Please call 519-821-6683

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Communicate between computers.

Talk to anyone on Skype, anywhere

in the world, for free with a Skypeto-Skype


Class length: 2 hours Classes: 2

Fee: $30.90 Members,

$45.90 Non-Members

Wed Mar 13, 1 p.m. Code: 216011

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 Feb 11, 10 a.m. Code: 216012

Computers – iPad

This course is to help the new Apple

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,

$45 Non-Members

Mon Jan 14, 10 a.m. Code: 216013

Mon Mar 11, 10 a.m. Code: 217183

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: $66.21 Members,

$81.21 Non-Members

Tue Jan 15, 1 p.m. Code: 215995

Computers - Internet Basics

Are you new to the internet and

want to learn more about going

online? Would you like to better

understand internet jargon? Has using

an internet browser left you

frustrated and confused? This workshop

will guide you through the internet

basics, including how to use a

browser, navigate websites and use

a search engine, as well as understanding

internet jargon. This session

will also help you to identify

internet threats and stay safe when

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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 Feb 1, 9:30 a.m. Code: 215994

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


Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

Fri Mar 22, 9:30 a.m. Code: 215992

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 Feb 19, 1 p.m. Code: 215993

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 Mar 8, 9 a.m. Code: 216010


Cooking - A Taste of Italy

Come and enjoy a taste of Italy.

Learn how to cook an Italian dinner

which includes antipasto, soup and

pasta. Please bring containers for

any possible leftovers and a water


Class length: 2.5 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $35.53 Members,

$50.53 Non-Members

Tue Feb 12, 6:30 p.m.

Code: 217184

Cooking - A Taste of Greece

Opa! Learn how to cook an authentic

Greek dinner including chicken

and pork souvlaki, tzatiki and Greek

salad. Please bring a water bottle

and containers for any leftovers.

Class length: 2.5 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $35.53 Members,

$50.53 Non-Members

Tue Feb 26, 6:30 p.m.

Code: 216014

Winter Driving Information


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 Feb 5, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 217254

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

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driving, how aging factors can affect

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 Feb 5, 9:30 a.m. Code: 217255

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 Jan 24, 10 a.m. Code: 217256

Travel Insurance and More

Have you ever thought, “I wish I

would have 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

in-home nursing if required, or

assistance to make meals? Many

people believe OHIP or employee

benefits plans will cover our longterm

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 longterm

care insurance.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 1

Fee: $5.00 Members,

$10.00 Non-Members

Thu Feb 7, 10 a.m. Code: 217257

Peer Learning - Asia, an

Emerging Continent

This course will be looking at the

emergence of many of the Asian

countries such as China, Japan, India,

Pakistan and Korea. With access

to cheap labour, these countries

have become powerhouses in

producing manufactured goods for

the rest of the world. How has this

transformation impacted the lives of

the people of Asia and the rest of

the world?

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 9

Fee: $18.00 Members,

$33.00 Non-Members

Mon Jan 7, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 216032 No class: Jan 14,

Feb 18

Peer Learning - Canadian Health


Canada has been blessed with Medicare

due to the efforts of Tommy

Douglas and the CCF. Moves have

been made over the past years to

privatize aspects of the Canada

Health Act. Come to discuss why

supporting public Medicare is important

to Canadians.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 9

Fee: $18.00 Members,

$33.00 Non-Members

Tue Jan 8, 1:30 p.m.

Code: 216031 No class: Jan 15

Peer Learning - Famous Women

in History

Despite many obstacles in their

lives, numerous women in the past

and present have achieved success

in a variety of fields. Others have

achieved notoriety. Let us now discuss

famous women, the events of

their lives and the legacies they

have left us.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 9

Fee: $18.00 Members,

$33.00 Non-Members

Thu Jan 10, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 216033 No class: Jan 17

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

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

Fri Feb 22 9 a.m. Code: 216034

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Tue Mar 19, 6 p.m. Code: 216035


Photography –

Photography Subjects

Let’s make your photos wonderful!

Use photo editing software to alter

photos, brighten and darken, crop,

remove red eye, etc. Add captions and

special effects. Learn how to change a

picture’s file size before emailing or

uploading to a website.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

Fri Feb 15, 9 a.m. Code: 216036

Photography – Software

Let’s learn how to use your computer

software. This workshop will cover

how to understand your computer and

use the applications with your camera.

A variety of software may be discussed.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

Fri Jan 25, 9 a.m. Code: 216037

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 Jan 9, noon Code: 216042

Wed Jan 9, 12:30 p.m.

Code: 216040

Wed Jan 9, 1:15 p.m.

Code: 216038

Wed Jan 9, 1:45 p.m.

Code: 216039

Wed Jan 9, 2:30 p.m.

Code: 216041

Wed Jan 9, 3:00 p.m.

Code: 216043



Acrylic Painting

Join us for informative lessons in

painting with acrylics. Stroke types,

techniques and form will be the

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Chris Fraser

The Book Nook —

“A Lending Library”

We are open Monday to

Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

* * * *


‘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.


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.

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I have a rather unusual book to

tell you about. The Dutch Wife by

Ellen Keith is a story of love and

fear under terrible circumstances.

Marijke de Graaf and her husband

were living in Amsterdam during

the war, but were arrested and deported

to separate concentration

camps. Marijke desperately wants to

survive and find her husband and is

given a choice of a slow death in the

labour camp or join the camp brothel,

which she decides to do to benefit

from the extra rations which will

help her survive.

Karl Muller is an SS officer who

soon takes a liking to Marijke and

helps her any way he can to make

her life a little easier. Marijke hopes

by being nice to Karl that he will

help her find her husband, but after

a while Karl is beginning to have

real feelings for Marijke. Even

though he still has orders to carry

out, his time with Marijke makes

him forget his role in this camp.

Luciano Wagner is living in Buenos

Aires and was arrested in 1977

and sent to prison where he was tortured

for criminal activities. He also

struggles to survive and get out of

this prison alive with the help of

other prisoners. This is a remarkable

story of these three characters who

face love and fear and how they negotiate


We recently purchased new books

for the Book Nook which I hope

you will enjoy reading. Just a

friendly reminder to our members

that all books and DVDs must be

signed out in the blue binder. You

have 3 weeks before they are to be

returned, by placing them in the

“returns” box located outside the

library door.

There is a new book in the library,

In Flanders Fields, 100 Years, that

was gifted to the GWSA. Please

enjoy reading this very informative


Happy Reading,

Your bookworm and Librarian,

Chris Fraser

Wheelchair & Wedge Cushion

Airgo Ultralight wheelchair, Model 700 844, weighs 16

lbs. Rarely used over 3 months, like new, excellent condition.

Asking $75. Parsons wedge cushion, 16”x16”x3”.

Model 18C084, hard base. Asking $20. Call 519-265-

3626 or 519-278-8966.

Mobility Walker

Mobility walker, foldable for easy transport/storage. Excellent

condition. Asking $300 OBO. Call 519-767-5607.

Mobility Scooter

Mobility scooter in excellent condition. Asking $1800

OBO. Call 519-823-0853.

Electric Snow Shovel

Electric snow shovel. $90 firm. Call 519-824-8132.


Austrian Magazines

Do you read German? SERVUS IN STADT + LAND, an

Austrian magazine, features the ideas of “simply living

well.” Free back issues available. Call 519-855-6320.

1904 Heintzman Piano

Upright piano, excellent condition, well tuned. Free to

pick up. Call 519-822-2286.

Free advertising for GWSA members ONLY.



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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 Jan 10, 9 a.m. Code: 215976

No class: Feb 1, March 1

Expressive Arts

This course is for everybody! No

drawing/painting skills required.

The method is to concentrate on the

present moment, on the process,

listen to yourself, to your body, relax

and enjoy! No rules in the Expressive

Arts. The process of creation

is emphasized rather than the

final product. Nevertheless, we create

finished pictures along with

many various exercises using different

medium and surfaces.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 6

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $85.26 Members,

$100.26 Non-Members

Tue Jan 8, 1 p.m. Code: 215977

Tue Feb 19, 1 p.m. Code: 216424

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 Jan 29, 10:15 a.m.

Code: 215978

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

the 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 selfportraits

will employ subjective approach.

Students will be encouraged

to value not only resemblance, but

also an expressive content. The

class is open to both methods:

working from a model and photographs.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 8

Location: West End Community


Fee: $111.60 Members,

$126.60 Non-Members

Wed Jan 9, 1 p.m. Code: 215980

Intermediate Pastels

This pastel course is a continuation

of the Beginner Pastels course. This

course will focus on various genres

of painting to help students express

themselves in their own pictures.

Also we will be introduced with

past and present pastel artists to

study and develop your own style

and manner in creating art projects.


We will work from still life or

photo references.

Class length: 2.5 hours Classes: 8

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $128.72 Members,

$143.72 Non-Members

Thu Jan 10, 1 p.m. Code: 215979

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 Jan 7, 1:30 p.m. Code: 217342

No Class: Feb 18


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


Fee: $113.36 Members,

$128.36 Non-Members

Thu Jan 17, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 218726

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by Margery B. Evans

It is that time of year again

When winter weather comes to stay.

The leaves are gone for another year

And summer clothes all put away.

Merry Christmas to you all

Wishing you the joy your loved ones bring.

So raise your glasses way up high

And let those carollers sing.

Merry Christmas to you all

And a Happy New Year for 2019!

But looking on the bright side,

The seasons change yet again.

The snow will come, we know for sure

And the Christmas season will begin.

Time to write those Christmas cards

And get them ready for the mail.

And get those lists to Santa

In the hope that he won’t fail.

Enjoy the hustle and bustle

That comes to the stores each year.

Hurrying for those last minute gifts

As Christmas Day draws near.

Cherish your time with family and friends

Have a toast this Christmas season.

You can enjoy them all year round

You don’t have to have a reason.

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See Puzzles on pgs. 24 & 25

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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

(See puzzle on page 36)

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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 after members 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. We

cannot accommodate scooters on the buses.

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.

Lift Limit: 500 lbs maximum weight (wheelchair 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). The cost for this assistant will be the fee published

for the trip.

If you have any questions, please call Joanne White at 519-822-0851.

TRAVEL in FEB. 2019 - Register on DECEMBER 5, 2018


Tuesday, February 19, 2019 — McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg

Total Cost: Members: $75 Non Members: $85 Code: 225024

Join us for a day at the gallery. We will enjoy lunch at The Mandarin Restaurant in Woodbridge. Lunch and

gallery admission are included in the cost. We’ll continue on to the McMichael Gallery where we will explore

the collection of fine Canadian. Art.

Leave Evergreen: 10 am Carousel: 10:05 am Square: 10:15 am Return: 6 pm (depending on traffic!)

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.

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

Vehicles must be left at the Carousel parking area in Riverside Park where you will board the bus. This allows for other

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

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