February 2019 issue small


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RR 2, 5016 Well. Rd 29, Guelph 519.856.4622


Member of OLTCA & ORCA

Licenced by RHRA & MOHLTC

Better Quality Better Health

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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

TBA — Recreation Co-ordinator —


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

Hello Everyone:

February is the month when we think about hearts and

love. I agree, and I hear from many of you, that sharing

our love through kind words to our family, friends and

those we interact with in the community costs nothing

and is the greatest gift of all.

I also hear that you believe in love of life, love of giving and love

of a healthy lifestyle, and a very special love for each day there is the

option of joining the social scene at the GWSA where there’s always

‘love’ in the air.

Here’s a suggestion: Send or drop off a funny Valentine card

to someone anonymously - it will make you smile and be a treasure

for the receiver.


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3. We can’t thank our volunteers enough for all their

time, energy and thousands of volunteer hours, but

everyone gets tired and, eventually, we all retire

from volunteering. Recruitment needs our full

attention and energy to keep our amazing

Association flourishing.

If you have a few hours to help us with our special

events or any of the GWSA activities, please contact

me. My card is at the front counter with my email

and phone number and I’m in the boardroom on

Mondays. Drop by and we can chat about your


The GWSA can provide you with all the answers

to your volunteer questions, and if you’re ready to

join our Volunteer Team, we'll connect you with

Kristen who will explain a few of the health and

safety in-service requirements. Kristen is energetic,

approachable and eager to help the GWSA - it’s a

win-win. Please don't delay, join our Volunteers

right away!!

Remember these very special February dates:

February 5 Chinese New Year

February 14 Valentine’s Day

February 15 Canada’s National Flag Day

February 18

February 19

Family Day

Heart and Stroke visit at the GWSA

In closing, take care of your heart every day and it

will take care of you. Bundle up and try to get outside

for a walk if you’re able. The Walking Group is

a great place to start. Call Brenda and Bob Langham

for more information on their Group. If you can’t

walk outside, walk inside at the West End Centre, or

come here and do something different like Line

Dancing, Pickle Ball, Snooker, Badminton, Shuffle

Board, Seniors Saturday Night Skating at Exhibition

Arena, Crafts, Board Games, or stop by on a Monday

for an old-fashioned heart to heart chat with me

about the GWSA.

All the GWSA Activity Groups and contact information

is listed in the Sentinel every month.

Bring a friend and try something different; it’s

good for the heart .

Focus on Travel by Jean McClelland


(The GWSA Travel Committee consists of Joanne

White, Nancy Gibner, Peggy Moore, Joan Bruder,

and Terry Keleher)

I am proud to introduce our newest member of the

GWSA Travel Committee. Terry Keleher is a sixtyeight-year-old

retired Social Worker who has been a

GWSA member for two years. Terry decided to join

Travel because of his love of travel, film, theatre and

reading. His outgoing personality will assist in finding

and booking wonderful, available and accessible

places for our bus trips. Welcome Terry.

A busy, well-organized and exciting year is ahead.

Get your calendars out or your smartphones to mark

our upcoming trips. If YOU like to participate in oneday

trips to attend theatre, museums, restaurants and

even to take photos, these are the Travel adventures

for you. Most importantly, socializing with our peers

is - in itself - an adventure well lived.

Recent bus travels – all well attended

On November 16, a full bus of forty-five people

visited the Elmira Theatre and a great time was had

by all.

A busload of forty-six people thoroughly enjoyed

the trip to O’ Canada on December 12.

By the time you read this, at least forty-four people

will have been to the Aga Khan Museum in North

York as organized by Joan. Emperors & Jewels from

India and the Arts of 19th Century Iran were the attraction

on January 23.

Coming up soon!

The McMichael Art Gallery in Kleinburg will be a

beautiful place to visit on February 19. Another favourite

activity of ours is a meal at the Mandarin

Restaurant in the Vaughan Mall following the gallery

visit organized by Joan.

We are almost ready to head to the Famous Players

Dinner Theatre in Toronto on March 10, being organized

by Joanne.

In the works – watch for it!!

Bingeman’s Park will be celebrating fifty years of

Flower Power. Joanne is finalizing our attendance at

their celebrations on April 17.

Although the exact date has not been confirmed,

Joan is in the process of completing our trip plans to

the ever-beautiful Hamilton Royal Botanical Gardens

in May.

In June, Joanne is arranging a trip to the McLaughlin

Home in Oshawa, and a trip to the Shaw Festival

in July is being organized by newbie Terry.

Currently, we are planning and organizing popular

trips for the Grand River Cruise and the Grand River

races during August.

I mentioned that we are busy planning the entire

2019. This brings us to September when Joan is

working on hosting a trip to Tillsonburg’s Coyle’s

Country Store and Winter Wheat in Sparta. We may

even squeak in a visit to a farmers market.

A distinct possibility for October will be to the

amazing Oxford Cheese Trail where there are twenty

-four stops featuring cheese, dairy and related offerings

in the form of cheese makers, restaurants, local

food producers, museums, artisans and boutiques.

Terry is working on details for a trip to the alwayswonderful

Royal Ontario Museum in November, followed

by another entertaining visit to Bingeman’s

Park for their December Festival of Lights.

Please check the details or changes for our trips in

the Focus on Travel GWSA Sentinel reports in the

upcoming months.

Please read the GWSA trip information on the

back cover of the Sentinel.

The GWSA Travel Committee would love to have

you join us to assist with the planning of these popular

and exciting trips. Let Kristen in the office know

if you would like to attend our monthly planning


Our trips are Accessible. Persons with a disability

who require physical assistance must have a travelling

companion with them who can look after their

needs, should the occasion arise.

For information and to book and pay for our bus

trips, contact the volunteers at our Front Information

Desk at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre.

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THE EDITOR’S PAGE by Linda Green

‘At Last’ by Etta James

‘My Funny Valentine’ by Frank Sinatra

At last

My love has come along

My lonely days are over

And life is like a song

At last

The skies above are blue

My heart was wrapped up in clover

The night I looked at you

I found a dream, that I could speak to

A dream that I can call my own

I found a thrill to press my cheek to

A thrill that I have never known

You smiled,

And then the spell was cast

And here we are in heaven

For you are mine...

At last.

My funny valentine

Sweet comic valentine

You make me smile with my heart

Your looks are laughable


Yet you’re my favourite work of art

Is your figure less than Greek

Is your mouth a little weak

When you open it to speak

Are you smart?

But don't change a hair

for me

Not if you care for me

Stay little valentine stay

Each day is Valentine’s


For all the Valentines -

past, present and


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:


February 1, 2019 is the deadline for

submissions for the

March 2019 Sentinel.

Email submissions to: sentinel@gwsa-guelph.ca

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the March issue

is on February 28, 2019.

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos

(but we’ll do our best).

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Evergreen Restaurant - February 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 inquire

with the Chef.


Deluxe Loaded









Quiche (ham &


Roast Pork

Roast Chicken

Fish & Chips






Liver & Onions

or 2nd Choice


Chicken Drumstick

& Rib Combo

Pork Chops

Baked Ham &


Scalloped Gnocchi

18 CLOSED 19




Pineapple Meatballs


Meat Pies

Roast Beef


Cabbage Rolls


Chicken a la King

over Vol-au-vents


Pork Schnitzel



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Volunteer Corner

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 following training sessions.

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.

The next session is Thursday,

February 21 at 10 am in Room 2.

The session will last approximately

2 hours and will be held

at the Evergreen. Please speak to

the co-ordinator in the main office

for more details and to register

for this training.

Please note: You must complete

this mandatory training

session in order to volunteer at

the Evergreen.


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.

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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


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. For more

information, please speak to

Chef Jocelynn.

Dishwasher Volunteer: We are

currently seeking two dishwasher

volunteers to help keep the

kitchen tidy and clean after

meals. These positions would

start in April, 2019. We are

looking for volunteers on Mondays

and Tuesdays from 9-1:30.

Full training will be provided.

For more information, please

speak to Chef Jocelynn.

Dining Room Cashier: Cashiers

are needed in the dining

room. For more information,

please speak to Chef Jocelynn.


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

with computer requests. Basic

requirements include answering

questions and assisting with specific

computer problems, assisting

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


Membership & Marketing


M&M is looking for 2 GWSA

members to join the creative

team for a 2-3 year commitment.

If you have good communication

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Program Manager, Senior Services

As winter takes a firm grip on us, it is great to

see so many people staying connected through

seniors programming. To help maintain the

building, where possible, please bring a change

of shoes to wear indoors while participating in

programs. Although your outdoor shoes may

look clean, they do carry lots of grit, which in

turn damages the hardwood floors and the carpet.

This is really important to help keep the floors

clean and in good condition. We want to ensure

you the best conditions possible and appreciate

your help.

In just a short six weeks, we hope to have

spring weather! Registration for spring/summer

recreation programs begins March 6. 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


FAIR (fee assistance in recreation) is available

for GWSA memberships and City of Guelph

Recreation Programs. Based on financial criteria,

you will receive a percentage off 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.

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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 information.

GWSA Assistant Webmaster:

An assistant is needed to help

with updating content on the

website. Skills required:

knowledge of website management,

familiarity with content

website management systems,

specifically WordPress, ability

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 x2096.



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

Be active. Get involved.

Make friends.

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

February is Heart Month. No issue could be closer to

our hearts.

Thank you Ifti and Falahat Sheikh

Heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of premature

death for women in Canada. The evidence is clear:

women continue to be under-researched, underdiagnosed,

under-treated, under-supported and underaware

of their risks. As a result, they’re over-dying.

Heart & Stroke is on a mission to make positive changes

in women’s heart and brain health, starting with our

powerful new campaign, #TimeToSeeRed. And that’s just

the beginning. Here are the six key goals we’re working


- Encourage and invest in research for and about women.

- Mobilize Canadians to take action in support of better

women’s heart and brain health.

- Partner with system leaders, healthcare providers and

people with life experience to improve women’s diagnosis

and treatment.

- Increase awareness of women’s heart and brain health

and influence social norms.

- Facilitate support and connections between women with

life experience, and their care partners.

- Prioritize health reconciliation to help close the gap in

Indigenous and ethnically diverse women’s health.

To learn more about these key goals, please visit


After many years of volunteering with the Feeling Better

Move Well gentle exercise program, class participants

and CSS staff bid a fond farewell to Ifti and Falahat

Sheikh in December. This couple generously gave their

time for 12 years at the Salvation Army class location,

leading a weekly class with fun and enthusiasm.

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


There are all sorts of ways to get involved for this

February’s Heart Month campaign and throughout

the year:

- Become a Heart Month Canvasser

- Organize your own Fundraiser

- Participate in the Co-operators Heart & Stroke Curl for


- Register a team for the Heart & Stroke Big Bike

If you are interested in participating in or volunteering

at any of these events, please contact Sara Felske, Area

Manager at 519-837-4858 or email:


For more information about the Heart & Stroke Foundation,

please visit www.heartandstroke.ca

Every donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation supports

investment in life-saving research, advocacy, health

promotions and education programs. It’s all aimed at reducing

the impact of heart disease and stroke, and helping

Canadians live longer, fuller lives. Please give generously

when Heart and Stroke Foundation Volunteers come calling

this February. You can also support online at:

heartandstroke.ca/HELP or by calling 1-888-HSF-

INFO (1-888-473-4636).

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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 Coordinator

at 519-821-1291 ext. 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.




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Sharing our Craft

by Jean McClelland

INTO FOCUS Photography Club (IFPC)

enjoys sharing our love of photography with

our community by holding Exhibitions in

various locations.

Our Exhibition Manager, Ken Borghese,

arranged a December/January show at

the Elliott Community for the residents to

enjoy. In the past, Ken arranged for IFPC to

hang dozens of framed photographs at the

main Guelph Public Library, the library on

Watson Road Parkway and, with the GWSA’s

Art in the Hall Project, at the Evergreen

Seniors Community Centre.

These Exhibitions are in addition to IFPC

changing our twenty-five framed photographs

in the Evergreen Restaurant on the last

Monday of every month.

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The Line Dancing Activity Group love dancing Monday mornings.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Snowflake Dance

The Snowflake Dance held on Friday, December 14, was very well attended. Everyone had

a great time dancing to the music of DJ Ted Lavoie. The next dance will be held on Friday,

March 8.

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GWSA Donation to the Guelph Legion

At the December 19 Board meeting it was GWSA’s great privilege to present Moe Morris, representing the

Guelph Legion, with a cheque for $1,000 to be put toward the Legion’s Poppy Fund.

Just under $1,000 was raised through donations offered at the November 9 “Day Before Event” and the

GWSA made up the difference. The accompanying picture was captured during the presentation. Dorothe

Fair and Ann Sneyd are pictured presenting the cheque to Moe Morris. He’s the one in full Legion Regalia!

Submitted by Ross Coulter

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 like, you can put

the word subscribe in the Subject line or you can

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

message with a link.

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

fields, and click “Subscribe to List”.

3. To ensure you really want to receive GWSA

email updates – and to make sure all email addresses

are error free – we’ll send a message asking

you to confirm.

4. Once you respond to the confirmation message,

your registration is complete and you’ll receive

our Welcome letter.

We have also placed a link under the “Popular

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

Clicking on this link will also initiate the

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

Simply follow through with steps 2 to 4 to complete

the process.

You can expect to receive your first GWSA Email

Update approximately mid-month after you sign up!

Membership & Marketing Committee

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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 Feb. 5 & 19 -

6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Wednesday Feb. 13 & 27 -

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

Sharyn Richards (519-822-1810)

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

Tracy Benson (519-993-6401)

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 -

9:30 -11:45 am

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)

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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)

January and February

Gord Clegg (519-824-3293)


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 on 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 strongsmelling

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.

We do our best to keep members

alerted of any changes to our times or


Racquets are available for short-term

loan and players are required to wear

indoor court shoes.

Your membership fee covers participation

at both locations. If you are a

member of the Guelph Wellington

Seniors Association, we allow 3 free

visits to give you a chance to discover

if you are able and will enjoy this very

active sport. The yearly fee is $60 and

you must have an up-to-date membership

with GWSA to be a member of

our club.

For further information regarding our

activities and membership, contact

Eleanor Stern at 519-837-2702.

Bicycling - Casual

This new group at the GWSA will be

exploring Guelph’s wonderful multiuse

trail system. We’ll take in the

sights of our city, explore some history,

get some fresh air and exercise, all

in one morning! This group is geared

to people who can ride 10 km in less

than 2 hours. Helmets and your own

bike are mandatory. Meeting place is

the Enabling Garden at Riverside Park.

Bid Euchre

Come in and enjoy a friendly game of

4-Hand Bid Euchre Monday evenings

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

from 1 until 4 pm. There will also

be 6-Hand Bid Euchre on Thursday

afternoons. Don’t know how to play?

We will teach you at no charge. Come

and enjoy a visit; we would love to

meet some new members. Guests are

always welcome. For information on 4

-Hand Bid Euchre, phone Sharyn Richards

(519-822-1810) 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 p.m.

For February, our selection is Full

Disclosure by Beverley McLachlin.

In March, we will be reading Seven

Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talega.

Monthly fee is $3.00.

Book Club 2

This group, made up of people on the

wait list for the first Book Club, will

meet in Room 2 on the third Friday of

each month at 1:30 pm.

The fee is $3/visit.


We invite all bridge players to come

and join us in a friendly game of

bridge. We play three times a week as


Monday at the West End in the Lions

Lair from 12:45 until 3:15 pm.

Tuesday at the Evergreen in Room 3

from 6:45 pm until 9:15 pm.

Thursday at the Evergreen in Room 3

from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm.

We hope you will come out and

have a friendly game with us. We will

be delighted to welcome you.


Bunka embroidery is created by using

a unique combination of punch needle

and special silk-like rayon thread.

When completed, many pictures resemble

delicately shaded paintings. In

fact, the needle is held and operates in

much the same manner as an artist’s

brush or pencil. The Bunka artist uses

many different stitch techniques in

order to achieve the desired effect of

depth and interest, but unlike other

forms of needle art, there are no knots

to tie and mistakes are easily 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 hall-

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way 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:


Craft Group

We did great this last year and I

am sure we’ll do even better this coming

year. Our group is so big now that

we have people on the waiting list.

Thanks for all the donations of wool

and material, and thank you all for

working so hard!!!


Come out and have lots of fun playing

cribbage on Tuesdays from 12:45-4

pm. The cost is $2 per visit and the

first visit is free for newcomers. This

game is for everyone, including beginners,

former 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 are 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 to 3:30 pm.

Dance every second month at the Evergreen

Seniors Community Centre,


$8 includes light refreshments.

Singles and couples welcome, membership

not required.

D.J. Ted Lavoie plays a variety of

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

country, ballroom, latin, line dance

and more. Requests played.

Dates in 2019 are March 8, May 3,

June 28, August 30, October 25 and

December 20. Come out and join the



Here are the high scores for December:

Bill A. 133; Ellen A. 127; Phil A.

141; Audrey B. 133; Ed B. (111out)

(222out); Derek C. 120; Len D. 132;

Rino F. 133; Stan F. 106; Bruce F.

106; Ross K. 104; Gord K. 180; Judy

K. 100; Bob L. 105 (100out); Fred L.

116; Bob M. 125; Barry S. 135

(111out) (222out); Marjorie S. 115.

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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

Our classes are for beginner to improver

(beginner plus).

Mondays - 9:30 to 11:45 am.

Thursdays - 1 to 3 pm.

We teach basic steps 15 minutes before

each class.

Come dance with us and have fun

all year long.

Into Focus Photography Club

The January theme for our club photographs

was Silhouettes. These are pictures

in which the foreground subject

forms a dark outline against a brighter

and lighter background. These can be

used to express a mood, or to create a

mystery. You can see how our members

tackled this theme when you go

into the Evergreen Restaurant this


Our theme for February is Frames. A

window, a door, a fence, or just about

anything can frame the main subject of

the photograph and direct our eyes

straight to the thing the photographer

wants us to see.

To see the photos our members have

taken, see our photo-sharing website

at: https://intofocus.smugmug.com/.

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. Our regular meetings are on

the last Monday of every month.

If you are interested in joining,

contact Jean McClelland by email:



Pickleball is a sport in which four

players use solid paddles made of

wood or composite materials to hit a

perforated polymer ball over a net. The

sport shares features of other racquet

sports: the dimensions and layout of a

badminton court and a net and rules

similar to tennis, with a few modifications.

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

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I welcome the opportunity to assist you with your legal needs.

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519-837-2100 fvaleriote@svlaw.ca

Helping families to buy and sell since 2007.

Contact Jackie to enquire about Riverside Residence on the

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


Wellington Foot Clinic

Professional Footcare & Custom Foot Orthotics

Jessica K. Mann

Registered Chiropodist / Foot Specialist

Professional, Safe Treatment of a Variety of Foot Conditions

- Nail Disorders, Corns, Callus, Warts, Ingrown Toenails & much more

- Custom Foot Orthotics

- Covered by most extended health insurance providers

- No referral needed!!! Free parking

- Morning, Evening and Saturday Appointments Available

3 – 245 Edinburgh Rd S. (enter off Municipal or Edinburgh)

519‐546‐3737 wellfoot@outlook.com

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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 in

1980 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 has reconvened after its

Christmas break to begin working on a

new repertoire of music for their winter/spring

sing-outs in local seniors

and retirement homes and residences.

The season begins in early February:

February 8, 2 pm at St. Joseph’s

Health Centre, 100 Westmount


February 22, 2:30 pm at Riverside

Glen, 60 Woodlawn Road

Songs for this year are from across

Canada as well as a segment from Canadian

Country and Western heritage.

The program will begin with ‘I’d

Like to Teach the World to Sing,’

‘The Journey’ and ‘Hymn to Freedom.’

From across Canada will be

‘When It’s Springtime in the Rockies,’

‘Blue Prairie,’ ‘A Place to Stand’ and

‘Song for Mira.’ ‘Take Me Home

Country Roads’ stand alone and is

followed by Western songs ‘Cool Water,’

‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ ‘The Gambler,’

‘Buttons and Bows’ and ‘Hey

Good Looking.’ The finale will be

‘This Land is Your Land’ and ‘So

Long, It’s Been Good to Know Ya.’

The Silvertones Choir is currently

operating at capacity. For further information,

contact Doreen Muir.


It costs $10.00 plus HST to join the

Everwhite Ski Club. You register and

pay for the Downhill Ski Club at the

front desk of the Evergreen Centre. It

helps to own a 5-7 Pass purchased

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from Blue Mountain well before the

start of the 2019 ski season. Every

Monday we carpool by meeting at the

lower Evergreen Parking Lot by the

Enabling Garden at 8:00 am, drive to

Blue Mountain, and return to Guelph

by 6:00 pm.

Contact Cathy Densmore 519-822-

2220 for Ski Club information.

Evergreen Snooker Club

The Evergreen Snooker Club is composed

of a group of active, friendly

players with skill levels covering the

full spectrum from learner/beginner to

accomplished player. If you are interested

in learning the game, or have

played in the past and want to get back

into it, please drop by the Snooker

Room. You will be assured a warm

welcome and a place to try your hand

at one of our three tables. The Snooker

Room is open weekdays between 9:00

am and 4:00 pm and any other time

the Evergreen Centre may be open.

The primary focus of the club is to

have fun, build friendships and socialize.

Your snooker skill level is irrelevant

so don’t feel intimidated if you

are a beginner. Prospective members

may visit the club room up to three

times without charge to help with their

decision on whether to join. While

most of the current members are men,

there is a small group of women who

play regularly (typically on Tuesday

mornings), so ladies, don’t be shy,

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. We are situated in the Dining

Room, as we find this a more comfortable

place to play and the tables are

exactly right for us.

We charge $1.50 per week and pretty

well all of that goes to GWSA.

Our time is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Each player starts off with $602 in

real casino chips. We do not play for

money but for more bragging rights.

The one with the most chips each

week is the winner. We play until

there is only one player left or 8:30

comes, whichever is first.

We will gladly teach anyone who is

interested in playing. Our aim is to

have fun and enjoy a sociable game of

Texas Hold ’Em. We welcome everyone

who wants to play and enjoys


Remember, you have to be a member

of GWSA to play.

Contacts: Mike Rooke, 519-824-

2472 or Garry Lazzari, 519-763-4386.

Walking Club

Our walking season is over and won’t

recommence until April. However, we

will still be keeping in touch with one

another and our winter socials will be

held on Friday, February 15, in Room

2 and Thursday, March 14, in Room 2

at the Evergreen Centre from 1:30 to 4

p.m. On February 15, Peter Newman

will be giving us a presentation on his

and Sharon’s travels in Italy and the

Mediterranean and we are looking forward

to it. Please make note of these

dates as we have not been able to have

Thursdays all the time. Hope this will

make the winter seem a bit shorter!

We look forward to seeing you all


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 the 3rd Wednesday from 9:30 a.m.

- 4:00 pm in Room 2.


Ann Marie Desiderio

Certified Tax Preparer — Over 25 years experience



Pickup and Delivery Available

15% off for GWSA Members

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities FEBRUARY 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)

Weekend Activities


9a-12p Table Tennis, February 2, 9, 16

10a-12p Darts, February 2, 9, 16


1:15-3:15p Badminton, February 3, 10, 17, 24


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


9a-12p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1-4p West End Arts W

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

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

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker



9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

10a-12p Food Demo

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

9a-12p Outreach

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-2p Feel Better Move Well W

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W


8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-3p Silvertones

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre


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


9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12p Arthritis

9a-12p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg


9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

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





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

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker


10a-12p Outreach

9a-12p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1-4p West End Arts W

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

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

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker


9-10a 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

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard


9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9a-4p Watercolours

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

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

1-3:30p Bridge

1-3:30p Writers Club

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

1-4p 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

1-3:30p Writers Club

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

1-4p Walking Club Social

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

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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


Churchill, Lionel - February 6 (72)

Jagt, Nellie - February 11 (90)

Spears, Dwayne - February 14 (57)

Humphries, Gordon - February 29 (95)



Robinson, Sheila & Peter - Feb. 15,

50th Anniversary

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.


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

No class: Feb 18

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Callous and Corn Treatment

Nail Trimming

Fungal Nail Treatment




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Class length: 90 mins Classes: 12

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.

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Join us to keep your body fit!

Class length: 50 mins Classes: 11

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $67.98 Members,

$82.98 Non-Members

Mon Jan 7, 9:30 a.m.

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 Begin-

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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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ner or has had previous experience

with a similar style of Tai Chi.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 12

Fee: $92.88 Members,

$107.88 Non-Members

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

Tai Chi Chih

Are you having problems with

blood pressure, balance or flexibility?

Tai Chi Chih can help. You

will learn 19 gentle movements that

are 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 Mentoring

Just about everyone with a computer

runs into problems! Don’t struggle

when there is help available at

these weekly mentoring sessions.

Volunteers from the GWSA Computer

Club are available to assist

you with your specific problem


Class length: 2 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $3.00 Members,

$5.00 Non-Members

See the box 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

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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.


Feb 4 215998 Mar 4 216001

Feb 11 216005 Mar 11 216003

Feb 25 215999 Mar 18 216004


Mar 25

Apr 1

Apr 8





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$25.00 discount coupon

with this ad

Please call 519-821-6683

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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 Mar 11, 10 a.m. Code: 217183

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

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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


Income Tax Clinics at the


Monday March 11, 9 am-3 pm

Tuesday March 19, 9 am-3 pm

Monday March 25, 9 am-3 pm

Thursday March 28, 4-8 pm

Thursday April 2, 4-8 pm

Monday April 8, 9 am-3pm

Tuesday April 16, 9 am-3pm

Thursday April 18, 4-8 pm

Monday April 22, 9 am-3 pm

Tuesday April 23, 4-8 pm

$47 per return (seniors pricing. Includes

HST). Please call the Evergreen

Seniors Community Centre to

book your appointment, at 519-823-


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, tzatziki and

Greek salad. Please bring a water

bottle and containers for any leftovers.

Class length: 2.5 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $35.53 Members,

$50.53 Non-Members

Tue Feb 26, 6:30 p.m.

Code: 216014

Winter Driving Information


This free session will cover the

winter driving conditions

(roadways and surfaces), snow removal

criteria for the province,

how to prepare your vehicle for

winter driving, personally preparing

for a longer winter drive, what

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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

had known that about my travel

insurance before I went on vacation.”

Or maybe you’ve bought

insurance without really knowing

what you are covered for? Have

you ever wondered how you would

cover in-home nursing if required,

or assistance to make meals? Many

people believe OHIP or employee

benefits plans will cover our longterm

care costs. This informative

session will educate you on what

you need to know when purchasing

travel insurance and the unforeseen

costs that can be covered by longterm



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


Class length: 2.5 hours

Classes: 1

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

Fri Feb 22 9 a.m. Code: 216034

Location: Victoria Road Rec


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

Photography –

Photography Subjects

Let’s make your photos wonderful!

Use photo editing software to alter

photos, brighten and darken, crop,

remove red eye, etc. Add captions

and special effects. Learn how to

change a picture’s file size before

emailing or uploading to a website.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

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

Photography – Software

Let’s learn how to use your computer

software. This workshop will

cover how to understand your computer

and use the applications with

your camera. A variety of software

may be discussed.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $20.60 Members,

$35.60 Non-Members

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

Piano Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn

piano? Haven’t played for a while

and would like some instruction?

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Chris Fraser

The Book Nook —

“A Lending Library”

We are open Monday to

Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

* * * *

I have another great book called

“I Know You Know” by Gilly

Macmillan. Twenty years after the

murder of two boys, Charlie Paige

and Scott Ashby, Cody Swift, who

is still haunted by the death of his

childhood friends, believes there

are loose ends in this original investigation

and starts a podcast to

encourage those who may have

remembered some small detail to

come forward two decades later.

At the time, an arrest was made,

and Sidney Noyce spent the next

20 years in jail accused of this

murder. Cody does not believe he

is guilty of this crime.

Charlie’s mother, Jess, has

moved on with her life and now

has a daughter who she is very

protective of. However, she does

not want the details of her son’s

murder rehashed.

Another body is found in approximately

the same location as where

the two boys died 20 years earlier,

and Detective Fletcher, who was

also the investigator in the boys’

deaths, goes over the old files in

the hopes of linking these two


Cody soon finds out that there

are people out there who do not

want the case reopened and will try

to stop him.

In this thrilling mystery there are

many twists and turns and secrets

from the past. You will not be able

to put this book down. I hope you

enjoy reading it as much as I did.

Happy Reading,

Your bookworm and Librarian,

Chris Fraser


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Brand new pickleball bat. Asking $70. Call Dorothy

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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

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


… the third generation




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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


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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 the front desk at 519-823-1291.

TRAVEL in APRIL 2019 - Register on FEBRUARY 6, 2019


Wednesday April 17, 2019 — Showplace Entertainment (Bingeman’s Park)

Total Cost: Members: $73 Non Members: $83 Code: 226378

We are going by school bus to Bingeman’s Park to see “Happy Together”, the summer of love - celebrating

50 years of Flower Power, Sgt. Pepper and the best music of 1967. A lunch buffet will be provided consisting

of salads, entrees, desserts and more.

Leave Evergreen: 11:15 am Carousel: 11:20 am Square: 11:30 am Return: 4:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Travel Club. If there is a 'refund or compensation' to the travellers as determined by the refund policy of the Transportation

Company or the Booking Company, the GWSA travellers will receive the refund.

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

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

Seniors Community Centre in Guelph and we will receive a commission for that trip.

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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