January 2019 issue


Be acve Get involved Make friends

Photo by Barb Heagy,

Into Focus Photography Club

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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

We finished off 2018 with three outstanding Christmas

Shows called “Home for the Holidays at the Evergreen.”

Our resident ‘wordsmith’, Ross Coulter, has written a terrific

article about the show in this Sentinel. Along with the article,

there are many show pictures featuring the Sassy Strutters

(Line Dancers), Silvertones Choir, Suns of Beaches, Mary Lynn Woods,

Red Green and many more entertainers.

This year, we had a professional videographer taping the show and you

an purchase a copy of the DVD for $10. You can leave your name at the

front desk and Ross Knechtel will contact you. It’s excellent quality with

all the Christmas songs and skits captured for your viewing enjoyment.

The DVD would make a great Christmas gift for a senior who couldn’t

make it to the show this year.

Just a suggestion: you might want to mark your calendar for next year —

you won’t want to miss this great show!!!!

On December 19 at the Board meeting, the Directors presented Moe Ferris,

the guest speaker from the Guelph Legion, with a cheque for $1,000

for the Legion’s Poppy Fund. It is our honour to recognize our veterans

and current serving Military with this show we started last year called The

Day Before. All the donations collected from those attending The Day Before

were topped up by the Board of Directors to reach the $1,000 goal.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Guelph Legion, we want to tell

you how very appreciative we are of your generous donations. There will

be a picture presentation of the cheque to Moe Ferris in the next Sentinel.

If you’re like me, you come back from time away invigorated and ready

to be active and get involved. So, I'm going to close my message with a

deep, sincere request to you to please consider joining one of our committees

and help us keep all the activities running here at the GWSA. Here are

a few committees you might consider joining: The Variety Show, The Day

Before Show, Membership and Marketing, Dances, Travel, New Members

Welcome, the Program Committee, and many more. We only need a few

hours of your time per month. Talk to me about your interests!!

Ask at the front counter for a copy of our Annual Report to find out more

details about your GWSA, who we are and what we do.

The GWSA is a peer-led, not for profit, charitable association. All of us

are volunteers and we do what we do because we believe that our motto

“Be active, Get involved, Make friends” is necessary for a healthy, happy

life. With 2,680 members, we’re always in need of “worker bees” to help

get all the jobs done. Come and find out how you can get involved in this

vibrant organization.

I’m in my third year of Mondays in the Board Room starting around 9:30

a.m. and please remember, my cards are at the front counter with my email

address. Send me a message if you want to meet on Monday and talk about

the GWSA or joining one of our working committees.

Dorothy Riley, who has volunteered for the GWSA for 32 years, is on

duty on Mondays and she can take your information and make sure I get


Thanks to all of you for everything you do to make GWSA such a wonderful

place for seniors to be with seniors.

Dorothe Fair,

GWSA, President

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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THE EDITOR’S PAGE by Linda Green


Birds of a feather don’t always flock together – especially

during winter. As it gets colder, some birds head south

while others bundle up in the north. Believe it or not,

some birds actually migrate north for the winter. Here’s

some information on our top feathered friends that stick

around for the frozen months.

Dark-eyed juncos hop on the ground around

tree trunks and shrubs in search of fallen

seeds. Even though they’re ground feeders,

they’re known for poking around backyards

looking for platform feeders. Be careful where

you step! These tiny birds nest on the ground,

beneath small shrubs and vegetation.

Black-capped chickadee -These cute fluffy

birds are quite adventurous. They are less

afraid of humans than other birds. If you hold

still enough, they will happily eat from your


Downy woodpeckers are foragers, which is

why you will see them pecking away looking

for some grub. Their flight paths are unique because they

rise and fall, working their way up and down trees. With

their red caps, they’re one of the easier birds to identify.

Male and female cardinals look very different. Males are

bright red and females only have red on their crown, beak,

wings and tail. Cardinals are big fans of fruit. They search

for berries like serviceberry, dogwood and viburnum.

These birds contrast beautifully against the white snow.

Blue jay - Did you know that the ‘blue’ in blue jays isn’t

pigment? Their blue colouring actually comes from the

structure of their feathers that gives the illusion of blue

colouring. Just like the baseball players, these birds love

working as a team. Blue jays flock in packs

looking for food as a group. They’re also related

to crows and ravens placing them among

the smartest birds.

Goldfinches are darker in the summer and

become pale in the winter. They fly in irregular

flight patterns and make loud calls when flying.

Nuthatches like to see the world from a different

angle. They will often approach feeders

or trees facing down, which is why some people

call them the ‘bum-up’ bird. Red-breasted

nuthatches prefer coniferous habitat, whereas

the white-breasted nuthatches prefer deciduous


Redpolls have a hard time staying still. These tiny birds

of the Arctic tundra and boreal forest migrate erratically,

occasionally showing up in large groups as far south as

the central U.S. In the winter, they enjoy flocking from

backyard to backyard, feasting on whatever they find inside

bird feeders.

Special Printing For Members

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

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

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

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

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

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

member to take advantage of this.

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


To donate easily, with a credit

card, visit our website www.gwsaguelph.ca

and click on the

‘Donate’ button or call:


January 2, 2019 is the deadline for

submissions for the

February 2019 Sentinel.

Email submissions to: sentinel@gwsa-guelph.ca

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the February issue

is on January 31, 2019.

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos

(but we’ll do our best).

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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:

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

put the word subscribe in the Subject line or you can

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

message with a link.

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

fields, and click “Subscribe to List”.

3. To ensure you really want to receive GWSA

email updates – and to make sure all email addresses

are error free – we’ll send a message asking

you to confirm.

4. Once you respond to the confirmation message,

your registration is complete and you’ll receive

our Welcome letter.

We have also placed a link under the “Popular

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

Clicking on this link will also initiate the

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

Simply follow through with steps 2 to 4 to complete

the process.

You can expect to receive your first GWSA Email

Update approximately mid-month after you sign up!

Membership & Marketing Committee

would be difficult for us to stay in our home.”

The service that volunteer Snow Angels provide

contributes a tremendous amount to the overall wellbeing

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


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 driveway).

Last year, 59 Snow Angels contributed 949 hours

of snow shovelling service. In total, 178 residents

were helped during the winter season of which one

shared, “without the help of our Snow Angel it

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 assistance.

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Evergreen Restaurant - January 2019


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.

Only meal cards totaling a full meal will be

accepted for deliveries. NO CASH or PARTIAL


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


free options are

available daily.

Please enquire

with the Chef.








Sausage &

Sauerkraut on

a Bun


Fish & Waffle








Stuffed Chicken



Shepherd’s Pie







Meat Pies


Roasted Chicken

Baked Ham & Hash

Brown Casserole







Salisbury Steak

Cabbage Rolls

Roast Beef

Liver & Onions or

2nd Choice

Veal Schnitzel


Sausage & Potato



Swiss Steak


Roast Pork


Rainbow Trout

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Volunteer Corner from Becky MacDonald

Please say Hello!

The temporary volunteer

co-ordinator should be here!

Please stop into the main office

and introduce yourself.

See you in a year! - Becky

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 the Volunteer

Co-ordinator 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 Coordinator

from Monday to Friday

between 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

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

Co-ordinator 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.


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.


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 help 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 and

complete a volunteer application

and return to the Volunteer Coordinator

in the main office.

Coffee Volunteer: Every other

Friday from 8:45-1:15 in the dining

room. 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 the hot beverages, keep

the dining room clean and tidy,

and assist with small tasks assigned

by the chef. Training is provided.

Please speak to the Volunteer

Co-ordinator in the main office.


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 the Volunteer Coordinator

in the main office.


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 Committee:

M&M is looking for 2 GWSA

members to join the creative team

for a 2-3 year commitment. If you

have good communication skills

(written and verbal), enjoy marketing

and promotion and being a part

of an active team that meets every

second Tuesday of the month in

the morning, please speak to the

Volunteer Co-ordinator for more


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Program Manager, Senior Services

On behalf of all the staff at the Centre, I would like

to thank all of our volunteers for their hard work and

dedication throughout the entire year. You are making

a positive difference in the lives of so many

people. Thanks for making Guelph a great place to

live and age well!

Recreation Services and the GWSA believe that

everyone should have an opportunity to participate in

recreation programs and activity groups. The City of

Guelph has a fee assistance program in place, to ensure

that cost is not a barrier to participating. GWSA

works with the City to support this program.

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 enjoy your holiday festivities, take time to

give thanks for all the wonderful small (and large)

blessings. We are fortunate to have such a vibrant

and active community connected through Evergreen

Seniors Centre.

Registration for all 2019 winter programs is ongoing.

Secure your spot by signing up today for one of

the many courses offered — check out the Community

Guide or this Sentinel to see the roster of many

great courses.

FAIR (fee assistance is recreation) is available for

GWSA memberships and City of Guelph Recreation

Programs. Based on financial criteria, you will receive

a percentage off of your registration fee. This is

a confidential program. You can pick up an application

form at the Centre or call 519-822-1260 x2645

to speak directly with staff. If you have any questions,

please speak to the Recreation Co-ordinator

and she will be able to help you access this service.

Happy holidays to all, blessings on a New Year!

Looking forward to seeing you in 2019.

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GWSA Assistant Webmaster:

An assistant is needed to help 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 4

hours per week.

If you are interested in volunteering

in any of the areas listed

above and joining the dynamic

team, please contact the Volunteer

Co-ordinator in the office

for more information and to get

started with your volunteering

experience. Ph. 519-823-1291

Ext. 2096.



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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Administraon Office — 519‐837‐5696

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Receiving a dementia diagnosis can be an overwhelming

and challenging time for the person being

diagnosed, as well as the entire family. Alzheimer

Society Waterloo Wellington (ASWW) supports persons

living with dementia, and their families, in living

well with a dementia diagnosis. Programs and

services are designed to help people remain supported,

active, engaged, informed, safe, and in control of

their health throughout the dementia journey.

foods being prepared and enjoy a sampling along

with recipes to take home. Pre-registration is required

for this popular event. Please call or email Pat

Gage at: 519-837-5696 or pgage.gwsa@gmail.com

Food Tasting:

Registered Dietitians Melanie and Lee will be in the

front lobby on Friday, January 25 (10:30 -11:30) to

share nutrition information and free food samples. If

you’re at the Evergreen, make sure you stop by for a

snack and say hello.

ASWW strives for excellence when providing education,

social work support and social/recreational

opportunities for people living with dementia, their

care partners and families.

ASWW is able to support the community through

the generosity of donors, fundraisers, sponsors and

volunteers. Most programs and services are provided

at no cost to clients. You can join the largest fundraising

event for dementia in Canada this May: the

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s. Waterloo

Wellington walks will take place on May 26,

2019. Save the date!

To find out more about programs and services, or

how to get involved, please visit us at:

www.alzheimerww.ca or call us at 519-836-7672.

Make sure to stop by the CSS whiteboard during the

month of January to pick up additional information

and resources from the Alzheimer Society.

Free Food Demonstration:

The Dietitians from the Guelph Family Health Team

will be back with another Free Food Demonstration

featuring seasonal foods on Wednesday, February 6,

2019 (Room 2 at 10:00 am). Come and watch tasty

Feeling Better Move Well - Group Exercise


Volunteers are needed to help support our gentle

group exercise programs at the Salvation Army

Citadel and the Evergreen Centre. No previous

fitness experience is required and all training will be

provided. Please contact Marg Iutzi, Feeling Better

Move Well Program Co-ordinator at 519-821-12191

x 2747 for more information.

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.

Be active. Get involved.

Make friends.

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Once again, with the help of the many volunteers

performing on stage and those working the front of

the house, the GWSA brought fun and entertainment

to the Guelph community with three successful

performances of their annual Variety Show on

November 29 and 30, and December 1.

Judging from audience response during the shows

and their positive comments on leaving the Evergreen

following each one, the Variety Show committee

co-chaired by the show’s Director, Ann Sneyd,

and GWSA President, Dorothy Fair, need to take a

well deserved bow. That would include the volunteer

decorators, all the members of the tech crew and the

House Manager responsible for the Hospitality assistants.

Gary Powell in his Red Green comedic persona

emceed the shows and kicked off each performance

by introducing the GWSA’s own Silvertones Choir

under the direction of Ann Sneyd, accompanied by

Mary Lynn Woods on piano. The choir sang a selection

of seasonal songs and were followed on stage by

several additional performances by the following

acts: Mary Lynn Woods solo, The Suns of Beaches

at their most irreverent, The Sassy Strutters dance

group with their smooth choreographed moves, Elvis

and his Doo Wop Girls, guest singer Stephen Berryman

and his great baritone voice, The New Horizons

Band and, of course, Santa and his helpers.

What needs to be noted is that this annual event has

been brought to the Guelph community consistently

each year for several decades through the industrious

hard work and talents of the GWSA membership,

seniors all!

Submitted by Ross Coulter

Variety Show DVD: We are planning to sell copies of a professionally-created DVD of the 2018

GWSA Variety Show. The disks will be $10 (total cost). We expect them to be available later in

December, hopefully before Christmas. They will be available for purchase at the Front Desk of

the Evergreen Centre. In order to give us an idea of the number of copies that we will need, please

email your name and phone number along with the number of copies desired to:


You can also pre-pay for your copy at the Front desk at the Evergreen Centre.

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Photos were taken by

John McEgan, Peter

Newman, Alan

Pickersgill and Ross

Knechtel (all members

of the Into Focus

Photography Club).

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Happy New Year from the Bunka Art Group.

Photo by Pat Gage

A surprise baby shower was held for Becky MacDonald

on Monday, November 26. She received many lovely

hand-crafted blankets, sweaters, etc. from the Craft

Group and other creative GWSA members. A delicious

cake and other snacks were enjoyed by everyone. Becky will be on maternity leave for a year with

her new family member.

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GWSA Groups & Activities Contact Information

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


Evergreen Hallway

Ted Pritchard (519-826-6121)


Art Studio In 2

Evergreen Room 2

Ted Pritchard (519-826-6121)


Tuesday Jan 15 & 29 -

6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Wednesday Jan. 9 -

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

B C 1

Evergreen Board Room

Veronica Sanche (519-821-1180)

Last Friday of month - 1-2:30 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

Bev Baker (519-265-9139)

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)

Garry Lazzari (519-763-4386)

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

tpritcha@rogers.com. 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 welcomes all

from beginners to experienced and

competitive players. Join us as many

as 6 times a week for friendly, active

games and competition at two locations.

We play at the West End Community

Centre on Monday and

Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. At

the Evergreen Centre play is on Tuesday

evening at 7 pm, Thursday at 9

am, Friday at 10 am, and Sunday afternoons

at 1:15 pm. Racquets are available

for short-term loan and players are

required to wear indoor court shoes.

Your membership fee covers participation

at both locations. The Guelph

Wellington Seniors Association allows

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.

On November 21, 2018, the Ontario

Senior Games Association hosted a

tournament in Kitchener at the KW

Badminton Club. It was round robin

format for women, men, and mixed

doubles, 55+ and 65+.

Our teams did very well. In the

Men’s Doubles 65+ group, Ross Langlands

and Alan Green won Gold, Scott

Watson and Larry Unwin won Silver.

Our members entered three teams in

the Mixed Doubles. Randy Taylor

with Brigitte Geisler won Gold in the

65+ group. In the 55+ group Charles

Tse with Fiona MacGregor won Gold

and Debbie Waitson with Chuan Tan

won Silver.

In the Women’s Doubles 55+, Debbie

Waitson with her partner Isabella

Dekis won the Silver Medal.

All the teams enjoyed their games

and were happy with the results. Our

club is proud to have so many talented


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 1

Our group meets in the Boardroom on

the last Friday of each month from

1:00 to 2:30 pm.

For January, our selection is The

Right to be Cold by Sheila Watt-

Cloutier and in February we will be

reading Full Disclosure by Beverley


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.

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Bunka embroidery is created by using

a unique combination of punch needle

and special silk-like rayon thread.

When completed, many pictures resemble

delicately shaded paintings. In

fact, the needle is held and operates in

much the same manner as an artist’s

brush or pencil. The Bunka artist uses

many different stitch techniques in

order to achieve the desired effect of

depth and interest, but unlike other

forms of needle art, there are no knots

to tie and mistakes are easily corrected.

This group is for all skill levels

and meets every Wednesday from

9:15 a.m. to noon.



Come join us for a game of Canasta.

New or experienced players are welcome.

We meet in the Evergreen hallway

every Wednesday at 1:00 pm.

Cost is $1.50. Our president is Sharyn

Richards. Let her know if you have

any comments. Phone: 519-822-1810,

Text: 519-835-4155,

Email: gwsacanasta@gmail.com

Craft Group

Welcome to the New Year. The last

one has been great. Our sales are over

the top. I hope you all had a great

Christmas and you are ready for this

coming year. Again, thanks for all the

hard work you do.


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,


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$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.

2019 dates are March 8, May 3, June

28, August 30, October 25 and December

20. Come out and join the fun.


Here are the high scores for November:

Bill A. 152 (222out) (50out); Barry

A. 139; Audrey B. 103; Ed B. 130;

Grace C. 114; Bruce F. 118; Vera G.

122; Bob L. 108; Bob M. 122;

Len P. 112; Barry S. 130; Marjorie S.

134; Kathryn W. 102; Ed W. 125;

Barry P.121.


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 Bev Baker at

519-265-9139 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

The November - December theme for

our club photographs was Christmas

Traditions. This gives us the chance to

capture images and moments that reflect

the holiday season. The photographs

will hang in the Evergreen

Restaurant until the end of January.

Our regular meetings are on the last

Monday of each month, but this year

that fell on Christmas Eve. As a result,

we combined our meeting with a social

pot luck social on December 17.

Our theme for January is “silhouettes”.

The dominant element of the

picture is hard to see because it is a

dark outline against a bright background.

You’ll be able to see how our

members tackled this theme when you

go into the Evergreen Restaurant in


We are a friendly group of amateur

photographers with equipment ranging

from mobile phones and point and

shoot cameras to fancy DSLR models.

We share a common interest in photography

as a hobby and we learn

from each other. New members are

always welcome.

If you are interested in joining, contact

Jean McClelland by e-mail:


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Contact Jackie to enquire about Riverside Residence on the

Park — We have a waing list, so call today.


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Registered Chiropodist / Foot Specialist

Professional, Safe Treatment of a Variety of Foot Conditions

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- Morning, Evening and Saturday Appointments Available

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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

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 37 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 choir reconvenes after its

Christmas break on Friday, January 5,

following the highly successful

Variety Show and Christmas Concert

at Lakeside Church.

We will have five weeks to work on

a new repertoire of music for the winter/spring

sing-outs in local seniors’

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and retirement homes and residences.

Themes chosen for this year are Canadiana

and Western.

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

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,

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 season has come to an

end and won’t recommence until

April. Our winter socials will be held

on Tuesday, January 8, Friday, February

15 and Thursday, March 14, 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.

For the January 8 social, Allen

Quackenbush is providing his presentation

of the Galapagos Islands.

Thanks, Allen. If you have any questions

call Gord or Brenda. Have an

enjoyable New Year and we look forward

to seeing everyone in 2019.

Watercolour Painters Club

The Evergreen Watercolour Painters

Club provides an opportunity for watercolour

painters to practise their

hobby along with others sharing the

same interest, while encouraging one

another and receiving information,

ideas and inspiration. While we do not

offer classes or lessons, we welcome

accomplished watercolour painters.

There is a small annual membership

fee and membership with the

GWSA is required. We meet on the

1st and 5th Wednesday from 12:30 to

4:00 pm and 3rd Wednesday from

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


Home visits only - Guelph, KW and area

18 years experience $40-43 per visit

Toenail trimming, callous & corn care,

foot massage for better circulation.

Cell: 519.994.1310


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Clubs and Drop-In Activities JANUARY 2019

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Everyday Activities


Book Nook— Mon-Fri –


Aquatic Arthritic Relief

(West End Community

Centre) (519-837-5657)




New Year


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

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W


8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-3p Silvertones

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W


9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre


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


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

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre

7-9p Computer Club


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


9:30-11:45a 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

2:30-5p Photography Club

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre

1-4p West End Arts W

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

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

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker


9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12p Pickleball

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


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

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard


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

1:30-4p Wed. Euchre


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

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W


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


9a-12p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-2p Feel Better Move Well W

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W

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

10:30a-12p Food Tasting

12:45-3:15p Silvertones

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-2:30p Book Club

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

Weekend Activities


9a-12p Table Tennis,

Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26

10a-12p Darts,

Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26


1:15-3:15p Badminton,

Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27

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

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

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

Small box of vegetables and fruit—$15.00

Large box of vegetables and fruit—$20.00

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

Solutions on pg. 36

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“Our Young Seniors”

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


Batty, Leah - January 28 (96)



If you have a birthday or anniversary that

you would like to include in the Sentinel,

please let us know the month before.

This column is NOT done automatically.

We DON’T have access to your

personal information.


to be able to keep this column going.

Members enjoy being able to

wish each other a Happy Birthday

or a Happy Anniversary!


We would like to convey our condolences

To Association Members and their Families

If you know of the passing of any GWSA member, please let

the Sentinel know, so that we can share it with the other

members. And please be sure to give us the correct

information to be included.

Thank you.

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held at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

unless otherwise indicated — call 519-823-1291.

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




Ballroom Dancing

Get up off the couch and come out

and have some fun! In no time at

all you will be moving and grooving

to jive, waltz, cha cha, merengue,

quickstep, bachata and foxtrot

music. Couples and singles welcome.

Class length: 45 mins Classes: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

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Celtic music, rhythms and dances.

This is a low-impact activity. No

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:


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

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Callous and Corn Treatment

Nail Trimming

Fungal Nail Treatment




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(Continued from page 26)

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $78.48 Members,

$93.48 Non-Members

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


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!

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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.

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


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:


*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

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

• Clean & quiet seniors building next to the senior centre

• High rise building with elevator access

• Walking distance to Wal‐Mart plaza and other amenies

• Ensuite bathrooms available

• On site laundry

• Heat, Hydro & Parking included

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


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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(Continued from page 28)

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 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 loss.

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 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


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 Smartphones

During this private lesson the instructor

will assist you with any

problems or concerns you have

with your tablet or smartphone!

Please bring your tablet or

smartphone to the class.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 1

Fee: $30.91 Members,

$45.91 Non-Members

Mon 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 practise and to

have your questions answered. To

get the most out of this session, you

should know how to use a mouse.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

Fri 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


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

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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.


Jan 7 215997 Jan 28 217179

Jan 14 216002 Feb 4 215998

Jan 21 216000 Feb 11 216005


Feb 25

Mar 4

Mar 11





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$25.00 discount coupon

with this ad

Please call 519-821-6683

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(Continued from page 30)

Fee: $3.00 Members,

$5.00 Non-Members

See the box on page 30 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, view your history and

how to communicate between computers.

Talk to anyone on Skype,

anywhere in the world, for free

with a Skype-to-Skype call.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 2

Fee: $30.90 Members,

$45.90 Non-Members

Wed 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

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Computers - Internet Basics

Are you new to the internet and

want to learn more about going

online? Would you like to better

understand internet jargon? Has

using an internet browser left you

frustrated and confused? This

workshop will guide you through

the internet basics, including how

to use a browser, navigate websites

and use a search engine, as well as

understanding internet jargon. This

session will also help you to identify

internet threats and stay safe

when online. To get the most out of

this session, you should already

know how to use a mouse.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

Fri 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 up.

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

(Continued on page 33)

(Continued from page 32)

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 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


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 long-term care costs.

This informative session will educate

you on what you need to know

when purchasing travel insurance

and the unforeseen costs that can

be covered by long-term care


Class length: 60 mins Classes: 1

Fee: $5.00 Members,

$10.00 Non-Members

Thu 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

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Chris Fraser

The Book Nook —

“A Lending Library”

We are open Monday to

Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

* * * *

Now its time to relax again after

the Christmas festivities have ended,

so I have a good book for you

to enjoy. It’s called “Winter in

Paradise” by Elin Hilderbrand.

On a cold and snowy night on

New Year’s Eve in Iowa City, Irene

Steele gets a phone call that

changes her life. Her beloved husband,

Russ, has been killed in a

plane crash in St. John, an island in

the Caribbean where he evidently

had been on business.

After contacting her two sons,

Cash and Baker, they both arrange

to be with their mother and travel

with her to this distant island to

find out what happened to her husband

and their father.

Upon arrival at this faraway paradise,

they are taken to a magnificent

villa, however, Russ’s boss is

being very evasive about the details

of the plane crash that killed

Russ. Before too long, they all discover

that Irene’s husband had

been living a secret life here on

this island.

Her two sons try to talk to local

people to see if they can find out

any information about this plane

crash and their father, and one of

her sons meets Avery, to whom he

is immediately attracted.

Irene also talks to one of the locals

to try to untangle this web of

deceit and find out more about the

woman who was also in the plane

that killed her husband.

I hope you enjoy reading this as

much as I did.

Happy Reading,

Your bookworm and Librarian,

Chris Fraser


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

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

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

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

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

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

the Evergreen Market. Such ads will be treated as advertising

inserted within these pages at the current

Sentinel advertising rates plus HST.

Thank you, Sentinel Administrator.


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-


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


1904 Heintzman Piano

Upright piano, excellent condition, well tuned. Free

to pick up. Call 519-822-2286.

Free advertising for GWSA members ONLY.




Mobility Scooter

Mobility scooter in excellent condition. Asking

$1800 OBO. Call 519-823-0853.

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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 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

three-dimensional 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 self-portraits will employ subjective

approach. Students will be

encouraged to value not only resemblance,

but also an expressive

content. The class is open to both

methods: working from a model

and photographs.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 8

Location: West End Community


Fee: $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:


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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See Puzzles on pgs. 24 & 25

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

If prearranged and prepaid by December 31, 2019 If prearranged and prepaid by December 31, 2019



Asking $44,000

Excellent Condion ‐ Under 57,000 km ‐ Automac,

5 door, FWD ‐ 5 passengers (incl. wheelchair) ‐ Very

roomy ‐ Backup camera – 3 zones of climate control and

other features

Easy to use manual fold out rear ramp installed by

Savaria in May 2018

‐Area dimension for wheelchair in van: 56” high door,

62” long, 36” wide floor

‐Complete wheelchair securement system with set of 2,

14 . electric retractor e‐down.

‐Lighted wheelchair access

CALL JOHN AT 519‐835‐1768


See Puzzle on pg. 6

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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 MARCH 2019 -

Register on JANUARY 9, 2019 (The SECOND Wed. in January)


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 — Famous People Players, Etobicoke

Total Cost: Members: $110 Non Members: $120 Code: 225477

Today we are off to see “Made in Canada”, the musical done by the Famous People Players at the

world-renowned Black Light Theatre in Etobicoke. A beautiful maple leaf, with voice by Dan Akroyd,

comes to life and takes you on a musical journey from province to province. Lunch will be provided—there

will be a choice of four entrees—chicken supreme, chicken nuggets, salmon or vegetarian stir fry. We will

hand out a menu and you can choose what you would like when you purchase your tickets.

Leave Evergreen: 10 am Carousel: 10:05 am Square: 10:15 am Return: 5-5:30 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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