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The Guelph/Wellington Seniors Association

A non-profit organization based at the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

http://www.gwsa-guelph.ca

Directors & Officers

Dorothe Fair — President

Ken Chupa — Vice-President

Jennifer Blackie — Secretary

Nick Harris — Treasurer

Ross Knechtel—Webmaster & Director

Ross Coulter Kerry Detlor

Jean McClelland Athar Khan

Margaret Waldron Wendi Hake

The Sentinel Team

Carol Croft — Adminstrator, Printer

Linda Green — Editor, Printer

George Hughes, Ken Pagniez — Printers

George Smith — Delivery Supervisor

Bill Shephard — Part-time Assistant

Don Hillman — Mentor

GWSA Community Support Services Staff

Maryanne Wilford — Manager

Pat Gage — Administrative Assistant

Margaret Iutzi — Move Well Co-ordinator

Molly Roberts — Eat Well Co-ordinator

Sophia Podrozny — Eat Well Co-ordinator

Paula Frappier — Outreach Co-ordinator

City Staff

Adam Rutherford — Program

Manager

Tracy Benson — Customer Service Clerk

Jocelyn Pedersen — Recreation

Co-ordinator — Senior Services

TBA — Recreation Co-ordinator —

Volunteers

Jocelynn Desroches — Chef

Janice Walls, Brian Treleaven — Assistant

Cooks

Kim Barton — Facility Maintainer

Lorne Wollis — Cleaner

Harvinder Marjara, Farial Hashimi, Nathan

Luck, Mary Loudoun — Customer Service

Clerk II

Lynne Briggs — Manager of Recreation

Services

All others working at the Evergreen

Seniors Community Centre are Volunteers.

E S C C

A City of Guelph Recreation Facility run in

partnership with the Community Services Department

of the City of Guelph and the Guelph/

Wellington Seniors Association

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

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

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

(closed Statutory Holidays)

Read The Sentinel on our website,

www.gwsa-guelph.ca

ISSN: 0383 817X

President’s Message from Dorothe Fair

It’s MARCH... is it SPRING yet??

If you feel you haven’t seen the sun in a very long time, you’re not

wrong. Many of us think we experienced S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective

Disorder) this past January and February, meaning that without the

sun there’s no fun!!

If you were craving the sunlight and when it occurred you felt like

singing, dancing and smiling, you understand what I’m talking about.

You know where I’m going with these facts – it’s just another reason to Be Active

Get Involved Make Friends at the GWSA.

Come in for a ray of sunshine. The smiles from our front counter volunteers who

greet you as you walk through the door will warm your heart and soul.

Now let me share all the news and updates of what’s been happening at the

GWSA.

January 23

Further in the Sentinel is another great article written by Ross Coulter on the visit

from the Federal Minister of Seniors Affairs, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, who

along with Guelph’s MP Lloyd Longfield, visited the GWSA on January 23. Lloyd

recommended to the Minister that the GWSA is a vibrant association of more than

2,700 members and suggested she would enjoy stopping in to meet some of the

seniors. We arranged a very eventful visit for her. She was entertained by the Silvertones

Choir and joined them in singing I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing In

Perfect Harmony. Then we took her to the Computer Lab where V.P. Ken Chupa

outlined the GWSA Computer Mentoring program, and then to the Book Nook

to hear Ken Fulger talk about the travels of the GWSA Canoe Group. Both the

Computer Lab and the Canoe Group were fortunate to receive funding from the

Federal New Horizon grants to purchase desktop computers and new canoes and

she was very pleased to see the grants were put to great use in providing opportunities

for seniors to be active and get involved. You can view the pictures taken by

Bill Adam from the Into Focus Activity Group, on the GWSA website and with

Ross Coulter’s article.

Also check out Bill’s website: https://intofocus.smugmug.com/, for beautiful

pictures taken by the members of the Into Focus Photography Group. Thanks Bill

for being our resident photographer. Great action shots!

Recognition

Speaking of the Minister’s visit, I’d like to recognize Wendi Hake, the GWSA

Financial Administrator, for compiling the material and completing numerous

forms that are required for any government grant application. Grant writing requires

time commitment because there’s also the ongoing record keeping and the

final financial report that has to be sent to the government agency. Wendi has done

it all and she’s done a terrific job in securing many thousands of dollars for the

GWSA seniors through grant applications. If grant writing interests you, please let

me connect you to Wendi. She can mentor you so we can keep these funds coming

in.

January 31

Fire Drills and Evacuation

I’m following up on the numerous calls I received from GWSA members after

the evacuation of the Evergreen Centre on Thursday, January 31.

Let’s start with the fact that it was one of the coldest days of the winter and, according

to many, there was a certain amount of confusion in terms of which doors

to exit the building, whether the seniors could get their coats before going outside,

and where they were to congregate outside while they waited for the fire truck to

arrive. A repeated concern was why didn’t the seniors have to evacuate the building

the second time the fire alarm went off. Some were adamant that a fire alarm

should be treated seriously every time or people can become nonchalant.

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

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

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

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

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

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Of course there was further frustration when it was discovered

that the fire alarm was triggered by a boiler problem in the

condo tower beside our building and not in the Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre.

Our building is wired with the condo tower, and if their

alarm goes off, so do the alarms in our building.

I’m sorry, but I can’t explain why the condo residents didn’t

evacuate their building.

Regardless, here is what you, as a GWSA member/volunteer,

must be aware of...

FIRST: when a fire alarm goes off in any building, all

individuals MUST EVACUATE the BUILDING in

an ORDERLY MANNER.

SECOND: since the GWSA has a lease and rental agreement

with the City to use the facilities at the Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre and at the West End Community Centre,

the City staff will take the leadership role in an emergency

situation. This also applies if there is an accident like a fall or

injury to a GWSA member in the buildings, outside or in the

parking lot. The City staff person attends to the accident, decides

whether to call EMS, and writes a report on the occurrence.

In essence: the CITY STAFF are in charge if there is

an EMERGENCY. PLEASE follow their direction.

FUTURE PLANS for EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

1. Ken Chupa V.P., and I plan to meet with Adam Rutherford,

City Manager, and discuss having a fire drill(s) in the spring/

summer to practise evacuating the Evergreen building.

2. We will review the City’s Evacuation Procedure and incorporate

it into the GWSA Policies and Procedures manual.

3. We will remind GWSA members quarterly via the Sentinel

about the Emergency Procedures.

4. We will remind all the Activity Leaders at the Program

Committee meeting of the Emergency procedures and ask them

to reinforce the procedures with their Activity Group members.

Thank you for your input and, most of all, your commitment

to all the seniors who enjoy the Evergreen Seniors Community

Centre and GWSA activities at the West End Community Centre.

We all want health, happiness and a safe environment for

everyone.

February 19

CSS Manager Maryanne Wilford and I invited members

from the Heart and Stroke Association here for a tour of the

Centre and lunch. There are many activities that those recovering

from a stroke or heart condition could enjoy here. Everyone

left with the list of 44 different activities we offer and we

hope to see many of their members here soon.

I’ve used up all my space, so I will close with a THOUGHT

FOR the DAY provided by Carol Croft in a past issue.

I love this poem. It’s a goal we should all strive to remember

in our busy, hectic lives. It’s how we treat people that counts

the most.

A careless word may kindle strife.

A cruel word may wreck a life.

A timely word may ease your stress.

A loving word may heal and bless.

Take care dear friends and enjoy your GWSA every day...

it’s here for YOU!!!

My card is at the front counter and I’m here on Mondays in

the Boardroom.

Dorothe Fair

Membership and Marketing

Committee Corner

We are a small committee, but thanks to you, we

are “big”. Yes, it is YOU, the membership, that

makes all of us strong. The way you greet one another.

The way you help with the thousand and one

little things in an organization.

Recently one of my health care providers, my

massage therapist, said that she had another client

who was sad and depressed for weeks and months.

Then the lady joined GWSA. Within a short time,

she was like a whole new woman. She was relaxed,

happy and looking positively at life.

See what you do! Thank you for helping to make

this a very special place.

This M & M Corner will appear monthly. I welcome

your “good happenings” input. Your “isn’t

she/he wonderful stories of praise” are great. Just

send news bits to me at cshaw@sentex.net or slide

them into the M & M mail slot in the office.

And again, thank you for all that you are and do!

Be Active - Get Involved -

Make Friends

St Patrick's Day is a global celebration of Irish culture

on March 17. It particularly remembers St. Patrick, one

of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in

Ireland during the fifth century. Born in Roman Britain

in the late 4th century, he was kidnapped at the age of 16

and taken to Ireland as a slave. By the time of his death

on March 17, 461, he had established monasteries,

churches and schools. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated

with parades, parties, and a lot of green to mark the

death of Saint Patrick.

St. Patrick's Day

Are there any Irish folks in this very elite crowd?

Do you have some green on or are you too proud?

Will you stop by the pub and drink some green beer?

Or are you going to sit back and laugh and jeer?

We should respect St. Patrick’s Day with humour and

grace

And let those who enjoy it see a smile on your face.

The wee little leprechauns are watching you all

So don't think you’re exempt because you are too tall.

They will visit you in the night for making fun

And from that day forth, every time you see the sun ...

It will be green!!

Our culture need holidays and customs to survive

To have some fun with others and to feel alive.

This has been a custom for many, many years

Whether you're Irish or not let’s give our cheers. Cheers!

Written by Jean McClelland

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THE EDITOR’S PAGE by Linda Green

LIMERICKS

Last summer I went on a tour of southern Ireland

and we stayed in the town of Limerick one night. Our

tour guide challenged us all to try creating a limerick

of our own by the end of the trip, when we would

read them aloud. Mine received a prize (chocolate!).

Limericks are associated with Edward Lear, who

first published this verse form in his book A Book of

Nonsense in the year 1846. Later, this form became

popular and many poets tried their hands at this form

of poetry. Here are a few examples of limericks:

There was an old man with a beard,

Who said, “It is just as I feared!

Two owls and a hen,

Four larks and a wren,

Have all built their nests in my beard!”

by Edward Lear

There was a small boy of Quebec

Who was buried in snow to his neck

When they said, “Are you friz?”

He replied, “Yes, I is —

But we don’t call this cold in Quebec.”

by Rudyard Kipling

There was a young lady called Harris

That nothing could ever embarrass

Till the bath salts, one day

In the tub where she lay

Turned out to be Plaster of Paris.

by Ogden Nash

There was a young lady of station

“I love man” was her sole exclamation;

But when men cried: “You flatter,”

She replied, “Oh! No matter,

Isle of Man is the true explanation.”

by Lewis Carroll

An Irish Limerick

There once was a fiddler named Gerry

Whose tunes made everyone merry.

They drank lots of ale,

The dark and the pale,

When he played in the taverns of Kerry.

by Linda Green

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.

DONATIONS

To donate easily, with a credit

card, visit our website

www.gwsa-guelph.ca and click

on the ‘Donate’ button or call:

519-823-1291

March 1, 2019 is the deadline for

submissions for the

April 2019 Sentinel.

Email submissions to: sentinel@gwsa-guelph.ca

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the April issue

is on March 28, 2019.

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos

(but we’ll do our best).

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The Evergreen Restaurant is open to the public and

serves a large variety of menu items that are available

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

(except holidays):

Breakfast Foods

Homemade Soups

Bakery Items

Sandwiches

Salads

Beverages

The daily featured Lunch is served from 11:30 am

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

available for your convenience.

Our goal is to provide balanced, nutritious meals.

We provide great quality, while keeping costs reasonable.

The tremendous support of volunteers in

the restaurant helps us achieve this goal.

Featured Hot Lunch

$7.15 + tax

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a

balanced nutritional meal.

LUNCH DELIVERED

We offer free delivery to the following adjacent

apartments — Riverside Gardens, Riverside Residences

on the Park, The Driftwood, and The Diplomat,

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

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

x2696 to order.

Only meal cards totaling a full meal will be

accepted for deliveries. NO CASH or PARTIAL

ORDERS.

A sandwich with soup/salad will be charged the

same as a full meal.

Catering

Catering is available by special order: Hot/cold

drinks, sweet trays, sandwiches, etc. Please have

your order to the customer service clerk in the office

at least 48 hours prior to your event. This allows

staff to ensure that your catering needs will be

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

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

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Vegetarian/gluten

free options are

available daily.

Please inquire

with the Chef.

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Mac & Cheese &

Wiener Wraps

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5

6

7

8

Shepherd’s Pie

Rainbow Trout

Ribs

Roasted Chicken

Drumstixs

Pork Chops

11

12

13

14

15

BBQ Chicken on

a Bun

Tourtiere

Pork Schnitzel

Roast Beef

Meatloaf

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20

21

22

Meat Pies

Lasagna

Liver & Onions or

2nd Choice

Ham & Scalloped

Potatoes

Fish & Chips

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Stuffed Chicken

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Chili & Corn Bread

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Roast Pork

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Cabbage Rolls

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Chicken a la King

over Vol-au-vents

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Volunteer Corner

FRONT DESK

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.

EVERGREEN

RESTAURANT

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.

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

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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.

AGE FRIENDLY GUELPH

By 2031, Guelph’s population

is projected to be 175,000 with

57,000 people over the age of

55. The City’s Age Friendly

Guelph (AFG) is recruiting volunteers

in the following areas:

Marketing

Communications

Community Outreach

Working Group members are

being recruited to assist with the

implementation and hands-on

guiding of the working groups.

For more information on how

to become a volunteer with Age

Friendly Guelph or any of the

current roles with the committees,

please speak to the Volunteer

Co-ordinator in the main

office.

GWSA COMMITTEES

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 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 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

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Program Manager, Senior Services

Wiarton Willy predicted six more weeks of winter

and that time is soon up! There seems to be a spring

in everyone’s step around the Centre. Spring/

Summer registration begins Wednesday, March 6.

You can register at the same time for programs offered

in both the spring and summer session. It is a

good idea to register as early as possible to reserve

your spot in a program. Registration can be done in

person, over the phone, or on the web. If you need

assistance with your registration, please contact

Tracy at 519-823-1291 x2454.

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.

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 Coordinator

and she will be able to help you access

this service.

Our annual Indoor Garage Sale is Saturday,

April 27, 8:30 am -12:30 pm. Tables are available

for rent. This is also a great day for some shopping

— the sun is always shining in the Evergreen Auditorium.

Free admission.

There are many programs offered this spring and

summer. Here are highlights of a few:





Physically active courses ranging from

Qi Gong, to Strength Training, and Pilates.

Consider taking up tennis at one of the many

outdoor courts.

Find your inner artist in a calligraphy class, or

perhaps pastel painting or watercolour painting

is something you have always wanted to try.

Sign up for one of the many computer courses

—Facebook, Word, Skype.

If you have a great idea for a course, please speak

to Jocelyn Pedersen.

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your volunteering experience.

Ph. 519-823-1291 x2096.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

SERVICES

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 onehour

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

opportunities.

Be active. Get involved.

Make friends.

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Administraon Office — 519‐837‐5696

CSS Spring Education Series Advertising

and Registration Process

Recently, we’ve had some questions about the

advertising and registration process for the Education

Series. We want to assure you we carefully time

publicity so everyone has an equal chance at reserving

a seat.

Here are the ways in which we reach out to you:

1. You will see advertisements in the Sentinel, flyers

at the Evergreen and elsewhere in the community.

2. If you prefer to stay on our Canada Post mailing

list, we will mail your flyer to you.

3. If you have signed up for email notifications from

CSS, you will receive a notice through email.

Registration is first come, first served, and as seating

is limited, we urge you to call early to reserve

your seat. Registration information is always on the

flyer.

Please note! This spring we are charging admission

of $5.00 per person, per session, with all funds donated

to the United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin

who is the major funder for CSS. With the United

Way’s support, CSS helps keep you connected to

services and your community!

March is National Nutrition Month!

This year’s theme focuses on Unlocking the Power

of Food with an emphasis on the potential of food

to impact our lives in various ways.

The Potential to Fuel

As we get older, our bodies change in many ways,

which means that we have different nutritional

needs. A reduced appetite and diminished sense of

taste may result in skipping meals. This could make

you feel tired, lethargic and unable to do daily activities.

Having several small snacks throughout the day

can help to ensure that you are getting enough food

to keep you strong, energized, and healthy.

The Potential to Discover

We are never too old to learn! This includes learning

about new foods, trying a new recipe, or joining

a cooking class. Try ordering something new on the

menu of the restaurant you usually go to. Try a new

ethnic cuisine to discover delicious new foods!

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The Potential to Bring us Together

Cooking with family and friends is a great and delicious

way to reconnect and enjoy some time together.

Try turning off the TV and other distractions

while eating and aim to sit down and enjoy the meal

with whoever you are with. Live alone? Soft background

music or listening to your favourite radio

show or podcast is also a great option!

The Potential to Prevent

Learn about what foods you can eat to reduce your

risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiovascular

disease, and other chronic conditions.

Having a diet that includes a variety of fruits and

vegetables along with whole grains can help to

prevent these diseases.

The Potential to Heal

Use food as medicine! Diet changes can significantly

improve health outcomes for many chronic conditions.

Limit high salt and high fat foods if you struggle

with cardiovascular disease. It is possible to still

enjoy all your favourite foods while struggling with a

chronic condition… just remember, everything in

moderation!

Article written by: Cassy Highland

Applied Human Nutrition - University of Guelph

Food Tasting:

Registered Dietitians Melanie and Lee will be in the

front lobby on Friday, March 29 (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.

The Diabetes Support Group welcomes new

members to our group who are living with diabetes

or pre-diabetes. We meet on the second and fourth

Tuesdays of each month in Room 2 from 9 to 10

am. The group is facilitated by a Registered

Dietitian and builds on the wealth of knowledge

from group members who are living with

diabetes. Please join us in March on Tuesday,

March 12, and Tuesday, March 26. Topics include

adding nuts to your daily nutrition and resources

for fitness in our community.


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519‐249‐9103 | WENDY@SWOTSERVICES.CA

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www.edenhousecarehome.ca

Member of OLTCA & ORCA

Licenced by RHRA & MOHLTC

Better Quality Better Health

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The line dancers have been shamrocked. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

VOLUNTEER

MUSICIANS REQUIRED

Mary Lynn Woods, keyboardist for

the Silvertones, is seeking versatile

musicians to establish a GWSA

house band!

Our upcoming November Ceilidh

Show requires guitar, bass, fiddle,

mandolin and percussion positions.

Participants must have their own

instruments.

Call Mary Lynn at

519-827-1373

for more information and

a jam session!

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FEDERAL MINISTER OF SENIORS VISIT -

JANUARY 23, 2019

On Wednesday, January 23, the GWSA was privileged

to welcome The Honourable Filomena Tassi,

Federal Minister of Seniors Affairs, to the Evergreen

Seniors Community Centre. She was accompanied

by The Honourable Lloyd Longfield, Guelph’s

Member of Parliament and also a member of the

GWSA.

The purpose of the visit was for the Minister to see

firsthand how two recent New Horizons grants approved

for use by the GWSA were applied and the

benefits for seniors that ensued. The grants were

used to upgrade equipment in the computer lab and

allowed the Canoe Group to purchase additional canoes

and a trailer. After a visit to the computer lab,

and presentation by our Vice-President Ken Chupa,

who outlined the enhancements the one grant allowed,

the group gathered in the Book Nook where

Ken Fugler, representing the Canoe Group, presented

the benefits that the second grant meant for members

and prospective members of the club.

For the Minister, members of her entourage and

media representatives present, the visit was a revelation

of the work the GWSA does in the community

on behalf of the Guelph/Wellington seniors demographic.

A positive impression was definitely made

with the fact-finding purpose well met.

President Dorothe Fair highlighted our Community

Support Services and introduced Maryanne Wilford,

who gave a brief description of the needs that CSS

fills in the senior community.

Not to downplay the main purpose of the visit, but

the highlight of the visit was perhaps the performance

of the Silvertones Choir under the direction

of Ann Sneyd in the hallway. Their rendition of

“This Land is Your Land” had the Minister bouncing

to the beat and was met with a nice round of

applause.

The contingent left with smiles on all faces.

Submitted by Ross Coulter

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GWSA Groups & Activities Contact Information

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

A I T H

Evergreen Hallway

Ted Pritchard (519-826-6121)

tpritcha@rogers.com

Art Studio In 2

Evergreen Room 2

Ted Pritchard (519-826-6121)

tpritcha@rogers.com

Tuesday March 5 & 19 -

6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Wednesday March 13 & 27 -

12:30 pm-4:00 pm

B

Evergreen Auditorium

Eleanor Stern (519-837-2702)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Casual Bicycling

Various Locations in and

around Guelph

Ned Coates (519-835-9799)

Wed. - May 1 - Oct. 31

10:00 am to Noon

B E

Evergreen Room 4

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

I B

Evergreen Room 3

Conny Budarick (519-763-6651)

Fridays - 9:00-11:30 am

B A G

Evergreen Room 3

Ruby Brent (519-767-1954)

(Bunka B&B)

Wednesdays - 9:15 am-noon

C

Evergreen Hallway

Sharyn Richards (519-822-1810)

Wednesdays - 1-4 pm

C C

Ken Fugler (519-767-0145)

Debbie Williams (519-820-7215)

C C

Evergreen Hallway

Dave Wurr (519-509-1032)

Fridays - 9:30 am-noon

C C

Evergreen Room 3

Ross Knechtel (226-706-4058)

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)

September, November, January,

March, May

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

C C

Evergreen Room 2

Judy Montgomery (519-824-8047)

Fridays - 8:30 am-1:30 pm

C

Evergreen Room 3

Sylvia Edgerton (519-837-0446)

Audrey Young (519-824-5891)

Joy Halliburton (519-822-9714)

Tuesdays - 12:45-4 pm

D C

Evergreen Auditorium - Stage

Tracy Benson (519-993-6401)

Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

D S G

Evergreen Room 2

2nd & 4th Tuesday

9:00-10:00 am

D

Evergreen Dining Room

Bev Baker (519-265-9139)

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:30 pm

E M

Evergreen Room 3

Sandra Rennick (519-824-2044)

Maureen Baird (647-519-2006)

Mondays - 1:00-3:30 pm

E W

Evergreen Dining Room

Audrey Young (519-824-5891)

4th Wednesday

1:30-4:00 pm

E F

Evergreen Room 4

Peter Smith (519-217-8986)

Fridays - 1:00-4:00 pm

G

Ken Hills (519-836-8414)

kenandlouisehills@yahoo.ca

Mondays, May to September

H I

Evergreen Board Room

Sharing Information about

HEARING

Meet 1st Wed. of every month

From October to May

2:00-3:00 pm - it’s free

Call Marianne at 519-822-3946

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L D

Evergreen Auditorium

Margaret Waldron (519-836-8534)

Phyllis Carnochan (519-836-9415)

Mondays -

9:30 -11:45 am

Thursdays -

1:00-3:00 pm

M J

Evergreen Hallway

Georgia Taylor (519-265-8816)

Tuesdays - 12:30-3:30 pm

Instruction available

P L

Evergreen Board Room

Geoff Richards (226-820-2950)

Mon., Tues., Thurs.

(times as assigned)

I F P

Evergreen Room 4

Jean McClelland (519-763-4881)

jeanmcclelland@rogers.com

2:30-5 pm - last Monday of every

month - $24.00 a year

P

Rudy Simon (1-226-979-9635)

Neville Newman (519-400-9136)

gwsapickleball@gmail.com

Evergreen Auditorium

Tues. - 9:00 - 12:00 noon

(Beginners & Intermediate)

Friday - 12:45 - 4 pm

(all levels of play)

West End Rec Centre

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

(advanced play)

Thurs. - 2:15 - 5:00 pm

(all levels of play)

Q

Evergreen Room 2

Beryl Drohan (519-827-0120)

Mondays - 12:30-4:00 pm

S

Evergreen Hallway

Linda Robinson (226-343-0426)

Beth Campeau (226-343-0415)

beth.campeauv2@gmail.com

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

Thursdays - 1:00-3:45 pm

S

Evergreen Auditorium

Jean Campbell (519-821-2695)

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm

Wednesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm

S S S C

Exhibition Park Arena

Corner of Exhibition &

Division Sts.

Sharon O’Sullivan (519-848-2084)

Saturdays - 8:00-9:50 pm

S C

Evergreen Room 3

Doreen Muir

(519-831-8323)

Choir Director - Ann Sneyd

Pianist - Mary Lynn Woods

Fridays 1:00-3:30 pm

S C

Evergreen Parking Lot by

The Enabling Garden

Cathy Densmore 519-822-2220

cathy.densmore@gmail.com

Mondays from January to the end

of March 2019

8:00 am car pool at Evergreen

to Blue Mountain

6:00 pm return to Evergreen

E S C

Evergreen Snooker Room

Nick Harris (519-836-4547)

Daily - 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday - 7:00-9:30 pm

1st Thursday of every month

7:00-9:30 pm

T T

Evergreen Auditorium

Gordon Field (519-822-4976)

Ursula Rodrigues (519-837-3782)

Evergreen:

Monday - 3:15-6:30 pm

Wednesday - 9:00 am-12:45 pm

Saturday - 9:00 am-12:00 noon

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

(WE - except July/August)

T H ‘E P

Evergreen Dining Room

Mike Rooke (519-824-2472)

Garry Lazzari (519-763-4386)

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 pm

W C

April to October

Thursdays - 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Brenda Langham (519-836-8366)

January and February

Gord Clegg (519-824-3293)

W P C

Evergreen Room 2

Ann Peters (519-836-3554)

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

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

W E A G

Rm 2 West End Rec Centre

Nancy Baker (519-822-6653)

September - June

Tuesdays - 12:30-4:00 pm

Membership is $20.00

W H A G

Rm 2 West End Rec Centre

Ross Hamilton (519-835-9181)

hamiltongalleries@rogers.com

Jan. - June; Sept. - Dec.

Thursdays - noon-4:00 pm

Membership is $25.00

W C

Evergreen Board Room

Ross Coulter (519-821-3993)

2nd & 4th Thursdays - 1:00 pm

Be

active.

Get

involved.

Make

friends.

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GWSA Group & Activity Reports

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

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Art in the Hall

The Art in the Hall project is mandated

to display good art work in the halls of

the Evergreen Centre. If you are interested

in having your work in a solo exhibition,

or if you are interested in having a

few pieces of your work as part of a

group display at the Evergreen Centre in

2019, contact Ted Pritchard at 519-826-

6121 or tpritcha@rogers.com.

If you are interested in sitting on the

Art in the Hall Committee for assisting

with the hanging of the art, also contact

Ted.

Art Studio in 2

Art Studio in 2 is an art group working

out of Room 2 at the Evergreen Centre

on alternate Tuesday evenings from 6:30

pm until 9:30 pm starting the first week

of the month and on alternate Wednesday

afternoons from 12:30 pm until 4:00

pm starting 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.

Badminton

Our Club welcomes all from beginners

to experienced and competitive players.

Join us as many as 6 times a week for

friendly, active games and competition at

two locations. We play at the West End

Community Centre on Monday and

Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. At

the Evergreen Centre play is on Tuesday

evening at 7 pm, Thursday at 9 am, Friday

at 10 am and Sunday afternoons at

1:15 pm.

We do our best to keep members alerted

of any changes to our times with

emails and personal calls.

Racquets are available for short-term

loan and players are required to have

indoor court shoes suitable for the

games.

Your membership fee covers participation

at both locations. We allow 3 free

visits to give you a chance to discover if

you are able and will enjoy this very

active sport. The yearly fee is $60 and

you must have an up-to-date membership

with GWSA to be a member of our

club.

We are looking forward to providing

intermediate tips and training for our

members in March, every Thursday at 11

am starting March 7. Join us if you need

a refresher or to learn something new.

For further information regarding our

activities and membership, contact Eleanor

Stern at 519-837-2702.

Bicycling - Casual

This group will be exploring Guelph’s

wonderful multi-use 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 (519-836-6448).

Book Club 1

Our group meets in the Boardroom on

the last Friday of each month from 1 to

2:30 p.m.

For March, our selection is Seven Fallen

Feathers by Tanya Talega. In April

we will be reading Educated by Tara

Westover. Monthly fee is $3.00.

Book Club 2

This group will meet in Room 2 on the

third Friday of each month at 1:30 pm.

The fee is $3/visit.

Bridge

We invite all bridge players to come and

join us in a friendly game of bridge. We

play three times a week as follows:

Monday at the West End in the Lions

Lair from 12:45 until 3:15 pm.

Tuesday at the Evergreen in Room 3

from 6:45 pm until 9:15 pm.

Thursday at the Evergreen in Room 3

from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm.

We hope you will come out and have

a friendly game with us. We will be delighted

to welcome you.

Bunka

Bunka embroidery is created by using a

unique combination of punch needle and

special silk-like rayon thread. When

completed, many pictures 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.

Bunkawithflair.com.

Canasta

Come join us for a game of Canasta.

New or experienced players are welcome.

We meet in the Evergreen hallway

every Wednesday at 1:00 pm. Cost is

$1.50. Our president is Sharyn Richards.

Let her know if you have any comments.

Phone: 519-822-1810, Text: 519-835-

4155, Email:

gwsacanasta@gmail.com

Canoe Club

Save the date: Meet-N-Greet April 4,

2019 – Evergreen Seniors Centre

New canoeists and experienced canoeists

alike, all members of the Evergreen Canoe

Club, come out each year to paddle

the river systems that surround Guelph.

Join our group of club members as we

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gather at the Carousel at Riverside Park

every Thursday and sometimes Friday

mornings, from May to September, to

embark on a trip to a nearby river. With

lunch and dry-sac in hand, we spend the

next two to three hours paddling through

some of the most scenic vistas of southern

Ontario. While paddling, two to a

canoe, the group leader helps navigate

the sometimes-turbulent waters. Novices,

always paired with an experienced

canoeist, will spend the summer honing

their skills while discovering the serenity

of canoeing.

With two canoe instructors, a number

of experienced canoeists and a friendly

environment, the canoe club makes everyone

welcome.

New members are required to demonstrate

adequate physical dexterity to enter

and exit a canoe unaided and attend a

four-week pre-trip river canoeing training

program that starts at the beginning

of April. We have canoes, trailers, lifejackets,

and paddles at the ready. If you

are interested, please attend our Meet-N-

Greet on April 4, 2019, 6:30 pm at the

Evergreen Seniors Centre. You must

show proof of membership in the

GWSA to join the canoe club.

“The first river you paddle runs

through the rest of your life. It bubbles

up in pools and eddies to remind you

who you are.”

Lynn Culbreath Noel

Craft Group

Winter has come and we are knitting up

a storm. We have been knitting hats for

the homeless and for the schools.

We took a big bag out last Friday and

hope this will help in this bitter cold

weather. Thank you to all the ladies for

doing such a great job. We had a great

month with the sales in our store which

were well over $1,000 in December. All

our money goes to the GWSA coffers!!

We are in need of wool!! I hope you

all will go through your craft stuff and

send us what you do not use. This is the

only way we can sell our lovely handmade

things so cheaply.

Please check out our store - you will

find treasures in there. Thanks to all for

your support.

Cribbage

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

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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.

DANCE DANCE DANCE

Put on your dancing shoes Friday afternoons

from 1:00 to 3:30 pm.

Dance every second month at the Evergreen

Seniors Community Centre, 519-

823-1291.

$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

fun.

Darts

Here are the high scores for January:

Barry A. 120; Audrey B. 116, 122, 127;

Ed B. 136, 134; Grace C. 122; Derek C.

222out; Jacqui C. 116, 116, 102; Rino F.

100, 134; Vera G. 114, 133; Bob L. 116,

141; Bob M. 120; Barry S. 117, 124;

Marjorie S. 100, 108; Margaret W. 100,

110; David W. 115.

Dominoes

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

fun.

Golf

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, ask 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 coordinators

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 cooperating

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 February theme for our club photographs

was Frames. It is an important

consideration when composing a shot.

Attention shifts to the subject of the picture

when it is “framed” by other components.

Sometimes a door or a window,

sometimes trees in a park. Almost anything

can serve the purpose. You can see

how our members tackled this theme

when you go into the Evergreen Restaurant

this month.

In January, our field trip brought us to

Blown Away in Elora to see glass blowing

in action. In February, we went to

the Wellington Museum to see their collection

of puppets.

Our theme for March is “contrast”.

This could involve putting opposites

together, apples and oranges, babies and

grandparents, or it could be in contrasting

lighting effects.

To see the photos our members take,

go to 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

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Monday of every month.

If you are interested in joining, contact

Jean McClelland by email:

jeanmcclelland@rogers.com.

Pickleball

Pickleball is a sport in which four players

use solid paddles made of wood or

composite materials to hit a perforated

polymer ball over a net. The sport shares

features of other racquet sports: the dimensions

and layout of a badminton

court and a net and rules similar to tennis,

with a few modifications.

This sport is for people of all ages

who are looking for some fun, laughter,

socialization and exercise. It’s easy to

learn, but can be challenging for those

with a competitive nature. All levels of

skill invited. Pickleball equipment is

provided.

Scrabble

Our Scrabble group meets Thursdays

from 1:00 pm 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 6 th Edition as our reference.

Skill levels range from beginner to

advanced. Come play at whatever table

you wish. Enjoy a laugh, score a Bingo

if you can, and learn a new word or two

with other word lovers!

Shuffleboard

Come on out and join our group. Enjoy

some gentle exercise, friendship and

fun. Membership is available to all paidup

GWSA members for a $10 fee every

six months. You also have the option of

paying $1.00 per game. Register the first

time you play. Beginners are welcome

and instruction is available. The group

plays Tuesdays and Wednesdays from

1:30 to 3 p.m.

Silvertones

The Silvertones Choir 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.

Here are the details of the March singouts:

March 1, Guelph Lake Commons,

520 Victoria Road North

March 15, The Ellington,

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168 Metcalfe Street

March 29, Stone Lodge, 165 Cole

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 are 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.

Skiing

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 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 company.

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 last winter social will be

held on Thursday, March 14, in Room 2

at the Evergreen Centre from 1:30 to 4

p.m. Stu McCannell will be giving us a

presentation. We look forward to seeing

you all there. Keep an eye on April’s

Sentinel for details about registration.

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.


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Ann Marie Desiderio

Certified Tax Preparer — Over 25 years experience

519‐803‐5207

amdesiderio10@gmail.com

Pickup and Delivery Available

15% off for GWSA Members

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities MARCH 2019

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Everyday Activities

Snooker—9a-4p

Book Nook— Mon-Fri –

9a-4p

Aquatic Arthritic Relief

(West End Community

Centre) (519-837-5657)

Weekend Activities

Saturday

9a-12p Table Tennis, March 9, 16, 23

10a-12p Darts, March 9, 16, 23

Sunday

1:15-3:15p Badminton, March 10, 17, 24, 31

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8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-3p Silvertones

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W

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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

5

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

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8:30a TRIP BOOKING

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

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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

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8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-3p Silvertones

1-3:30p Spring Dance

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

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9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:15-3:30p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring

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9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12:30p Arthritis Society

Clinic

9a-12p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

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9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

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9a-12p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-2p Feel Better Move Well W

1-3p Line Dancing

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8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

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1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

2:30-5p Photography Club

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre

6:30-9:15p Computer Club

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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

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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

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9a-12p Pickleball

10a-12p Outreach

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

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9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12p Pickleball

9a-12:30p Arthritis Clinic

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

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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

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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

1-3:30p Bridge

1-3:30p Writers Club

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

1:30-4p Walking Club Social

2:15-5p Pickleball W

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9a-12p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

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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

1:30-3:30p Book Club 2

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8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

10:30a-12p Food Tasting

12:45-3:15p Silvertones

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

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8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

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. 38

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SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS

OF NOTE

“Our Young Seniors”

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

speed!’

Newman, Leona - March 10 (83)

Paxman, Len - March 13 (95)

Christie, Edward (Ted) - March 22 (90)

SPECIAL WEDDING

ANNIVERSARIES

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.

“Passages”

We would like to convey our condolences

To Association Members and their Families

Fellinghauer, Wilma Elizabeth, passed away on

Sunday, December 30, 2018, at the age of 96.

She was wife of Kurt and a long-time member of the

GWSA.

Hansplant, Jack passed away on Tuesday, January

22, 2019. He was the husband of Francis Hansplant,

a long-time member of the Craft Club.

Jones, Mike passed away on Thursday, January 24,

2019, at the age of 68. Member of Texas Hold ’Em

Poker activity.

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

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RECREATION & LEISURE PROGRAMS for SENIORS 55+

held at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

unless otherwise indicated — call 519-823-1291.

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

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY SO YOUR COURSE DOESN’T GET CANCELLED

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

FITNESS AND HEALTH

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: 9

Location: Victoria Road Rec

Centre

Fee: $61.47 Members,

$76.47 Non-Members

Mon Apr 15, 2 p.m. Code: 222630

No class: May 20

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: 10

Fee: $68.30 Members,

$83.30 Non-Members

Tue Apr 16, 2 p.m. Code: 222631

Celtic Dance and Beyond

Enjoy and learn the dances of the

Celtic nations of Ireland, Scotland,

Wales and Brittany. Also experience

the dances of other countries which

have been influenced by the Celtic

music, rhythms and dances. This is a

low-impact activity. No partners are

required.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 10

Fee: $68.30 Members,

$83.30 Non-Members

Thu Apr 18, 9:45 a.m.

Code: 222632

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga offers the same benefits

as other yoga practices, such as increased

flexibility, strengthening,

proper breathing and increasing

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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: 9

Fee: $66.33 Members,

$81.33 Non-Members

Mon Apr 15, 1 p.m.

Code: 222634

No class: May 20

Classes: 10

Fee: $73.70 Members,

$88.70 Non-Members

Wed Apr 17, 9:15 a.m.

Code: 222633

Classes: 10

Location: Victoria Road Rec

Centre

Fee: $73.70 Members,

$88.70 Non-Members

Thu Apr 18, 2 p.m. Code: 222635

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: 9

Fee: $66.33 Members,

$81.33 Non-Members

Fri Apr 26, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 222673

Classes: 10

Location: Victoria Road Rec

Centre

Fee: $73.70 Members,

$88.70 Non-Members

Tue Apr 16, 2 p.m. Code: 222674

Pilates

Achieve better posture, balance,

core strength and everyday movement

through the exercises of Joseph

Pilates. Pilates can benefit everyone

and offers a refreshing change

from the traditional types of exercise.

Please bring a mat to the program.

Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 10

Fee: $73.70 Members,

$88.70 Non-Members

Wed Apr 17, 1:15 p.m.

Code: 222696

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: 9

Fee: $66.33 Members,

$81.33 Non-Members

Mon Apr 15, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 222698

No class: May 20

Location: Victoria Road Rec

Centre

Fri Apr 26, 1 p.m. Code: 222700

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,

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Assessment

Callous and Corn Treatment

Nail Trimming

Fungal Nail Treatment

Gi

Cerficates

Available

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this style incorporates therapeutic

exercise, self-massage and meditation.

Qi Gong 2 class explores variations,

including qigong walking.

Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 10

Fee: $49.10 Members,

$64.10 Non-Members

Thu Apr 18, 11 a.m. Code: 222701

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 will expect to see improvement

in posture. The class presents

an excellent opportunity for beginners

to start exercising with an aerobic,

strength and flexibility component.

Class length: 45 mins

Classes: 10

Fee: $63 Members,

$78 Non-Members

Wed Apr 17, 12:15 p.m.

Code: 222712

Wed Apr 17, 2:45 p.m.

Code: 223024

Strength and Cardio Level 1

The beginner strength training class

focuses on functional exercises that

include balance, flexibility and cardiovascular

movements. Exercises

are performed both sitting and

standing. Hand weights are used for

strengthening and toning muscles.

Join us to keep your body fit!

Class length: 50 mins

Classes: 10

Fee: $63 Members,

$78 Non-Members

Wed Apr 17, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 222714

Location: Victoria Road Rec

Centre

Classes: 9

Fee: $56.70 Members,

$71.70 Non-Members

Mon Apr 15, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 222713

No class: May 20

Strength and Cardio Level 2

The intermediate/advanced strength

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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: 9

Fee: $56.70 Members,

$71.70 Non-Members

Mon Apr 15, 9 a.m. Code: 222715

No class: May 20

Fri Apr 26, 9 a.m. Code: 222716

Strength and Cardio Level 3

Come and challenge your fitness

level in the advanced strength training

class. Focusing on a low impact

cardio warmup, this class performs

functional exercises that include balance,

flexibility and cardiovascular

movements. A variety of equipment

is used throughout the classes which

may include bands, stability balls

and weights of your choice. Join us

to keep your body fit!

Class length: 50 mins Classes: 9

Fee: $56.70 Members,

$71.70 Non-Members

Mon Apr 15, 8 a.m. Code: 222717

No class: May 20

Fri Apr 26, 8 a.m. Code: 222718

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 you to take

your fitness to the next level.

Class length: 50 mins

Classes: 10

Fee: $63 Members,

$78 Non-Members

Tue Apr 16, 8:45 a.m.

Code: 222720

Thu Apr 18, 8:45 a.m.

Code: 222719

Swimming Essentials for Seniors –

Level 1

You’re never too old to learn how to

swim! This program has been developed

for seniors to gain confidence

in and around water by learning

basic swimming skills. Assistance is

provided whenever necessary while

participants work toward the goal of

complete independence in the water.

Class length: 45 mins Classes: 10

Location: Centennial Pool

Fee: $81.60

Tues Apr 2, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 222721

Swimming Essentials for Seniors –

Level 2

Looking to improve your swimming

technique? This program has been

developed for seniors to increase

endurance and advance strokes. You

will be provided with individual

feedback and swim workouts to

meet your goals.

Class length: 45 mins Classes: 10

Location: Centennial Pool

Fee: $81.60

Thu Apr 4, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 222722

Tai Chi – All Levels

Continue to learn the complete sequence

of Tai Chi Ch’uan moves.

This program is suitable for anyone

who has completed Tai Chi Beginner

or has had previous experience

with a similar style of Tai Chi.

Class length: 75 mins Classes: 10

Fee: $73.70 Members,

$88.70 Non-Members

Tue Apr 16, 9:45 a.m.

Code: 222723

Total Body Conditioning

This total body conditioning class

will challenge the active 55+ individual.

A cardio warmup will prepare

you for a resistance training,

balance, flexibility, core strength

and floor workout. The benefits of

regular exercise consisting of these

major components will improve

your mental, physical and emotional

health, increase your energy level to

be able to carry out daily tasks and

reduce your chances of osteoporosis.

Class length: 45 mins

Classes: 10

Fee: $63 Members,

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

• Clean & quiet seniors building next to the senior centre

• High rise building with elevator access

• Walking distance to Wal‐Mart plaza and other amenies

• Ensuite bathrooms available

• On site laundry

• Heat, Hydro & Parking included

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

INTERIOR HOME PAINTING

Small Jobs Welcome

Specializing in interior wall, trim and

ceiling painting.

Wall repairs and trim installation also offered.

Please call Jonathan: 519-829-0429

Email:

jon.melichercik@gmail.com

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$78 Non-Members

Wed Apr 17, 8 a.m. Code: 222724

Wayback Playbacks

Grandparents and grandchildren get

groovy on the dance floor. Introducing

a grandparent/grandchild program

playing classic hits and incorporating

dance moves from across

the generations. Create those special

bonds while dancing to timehonoured

tunes.

Class length: 45 mins Classes: 6

Fee: $35

Sat Apr 27, 9 a.m. Code: 224882

No class: May 4

COMPUTERS &

TECHNOLOGY

Computers – Android Tablets

and Smartphones

During this private lesson, the

instructor will assist you with any

problems or concerns you have with

your tablet or smartphone! Please

bring your tablet or smartphone to

the class.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 1

Fee: $21 Members,

$36 Non-Members

Tue Apr 23, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 222638

Tue Apr 23, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 222639

Tue Apr 23, 11:30 a.m.

Code: 222641

Mon May 27, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 222636

Mon May 27, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 222637

Mon May 27, 11:30 a.m.

Code: 222640

Computer Mentoring

Just about everyone with a computer

runs into problems! Don’t struggle

when there is help available at these

weekly mentoring sessions. Volunteers

from the GWSA Computer

Club are available to assist you with

your specific problem areas.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $3.00 Members,

$5.00 Non-Members

See the box at the bottom of this

page for dates and codes.

Computers - 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 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: 2.5 hours

Classes: 1

Fee: $21 Members,

$36 Non-Members

Fri May 31, 9:30 a.m. Code: 222642

Computers - Facebook

Do you want to learn about Facebook

and how to use it? 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 answer your questions.

To get the most out of this

session, you should already have a

Facebook account set up.

Class length: 2.5 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $21 Members,

$36 Non-Members

Fri May 10, 9:30 a.m. Code: 222643

Computer Tablets – 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: $31.30 Members,

$46.30 Non-Members

Mon Apr 22, 10 a.m. Code: 222663

Mon June 10, 10 a.m. Code: 222662

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COMPUTER MENTORING

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

and $5.00 for Non-Members.

Participants pay in advance at the registration desk.

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

Computer Free Time:

Every Wednesday morning

from 9:30-11:30 am,

and Friday afternoon

from 1:00-3:00 pm,

open to all members of the

GWSA

free of charge.

DATE CODE DATE CODE

Mar 4 216001 Mar 25 216008

Mar 11 216003 Apr 1 216007

Mar 18 216004 Apr 8 216009

DATE

Apr 15

Apr 22

Apr 29

CODE

222650

222655

222656

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$25.00 discount coupon

with this ad

Please call 519-821-6683

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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: 2.5 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $21 Members,

$36 Non-Members

Fri June 21, 9:30 a.m. Code: 222645

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: $21 Members,

$36 Non-Members

Tue June 4, 1 p.m. Code: 222644

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: $62.60 Members,

$77.60 Non-Members

Tue Apr 30, 1 p.m. Code: 222646

Computer Maintenance and Peak

Performance

Is your computer running slow? Got

a lot of ‘garbage’ on your computer?

Need to understand anti-virus software?

You can use your existing

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Windows software to clean that up

and get peak performance to keep

your computer running smoothly.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 3

Fee: $31.30 Members,

$46.30 Non-Members

Thu May 9, 1 p.m. Code: 222647

Microsoft Office Excel

This one-day course will introduce

you to the basics of Microsoft Excel;

this spreadsheet software does so

much more than add numbers together.

Learn the fundamental formulas

and other features to prepare

budgets, investments and more.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $21 Members,

$36 Non-Members

Fri Apr 26, 9 a.m. Code: 222658

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: $21 Members,

$36 Non-Members

Fri June 7, 9 a.m. Code: 222659

Computers – Skype

Learn how to set up Skype, add your

contacts and make your first call.

Learn how to change your settings

to private, block or unblock contacts,

and view your history. Communicate

between computers. Talk

to anyone on Skype, anywhere in the

world, free with a Skype-to-Skype

call.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 2

Fee: $31.30 Members,

$46.30 Non-Members

Wed June 5, 1 p.m. Code: 222660

Computers – Smartphone

Looking to purchase a smartphone?

This course will walk you through

options for cell phone plans, what

types of phones that are available,

and discuss your cell phone needs.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $21 Members,

$36 Non-Members

Mon May 6, 10 a.m. Code: 222661

GENERAL INTEREST

Income Tax Clinics at the

Evergreen

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-

1291.

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 run.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 1

Fee: No cost

Fri June 14, 1:30 p.m.

Code: 222676

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: 90 mins Classes: 1

Fee: $5.00 Members,

$10.00 Non-Members

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Mon June 10, 10 a.m. Code: 222677

Travel Insurance and More

Have you ever thought, “I wish I

knew that about my travel insurance

before I went on vacation.” 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 insurance.

Class length: 90 mins Classes: 1

Fee: $5.00 Members,

$10.00 Non-Members

Mon May 13, 10 a.m. Code: 222680

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: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $21 Members,

$36 Non-Members

Fri May 17, 9 a.m. Code: 222686

Photography –

Photography Subjects

Let’s make your photos wonderful!

Use photo editing software to alter

photos, brighten and darken, crop,

remove red eye, 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: $21 Members,

$36 Non-Members

Fri June 14, 9 a.m. Code: 222687

Photography – Software

Let’s learn how to use your computer

software. This workshop help you

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: $21 Members,

$36 Non-Members

Fri May 24, 9 a.m. Code: 222688

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: 10

Fee: $205 Members,

$220 Non-Members

Wed Apr 17, 11:30 a.m.

Code: 222695

Wed Apr 17, 12 noon

Code: 222689

Wed Apr 17, 12:30 p.m.

Code: 222690

Wed Apr 17, 1:15 p.m.

Code: 222691

Wed Apr 17, 1:45 p.m.

Code: 222692

Wed Apr 17, 2:30 p.m.

Code: 222693

Wed Apr 17, 3 p.m.

Code: 222694

VISUAL & CREATIVE ARTS

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 abilities.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 8

Location: Guelph Community

Pottery Centre, 14 Edinburgh Rd. S.

Fee: $199.60

Mon Apr 15, 1:30 p.m.

Code: 221255

No class: May 20

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: $115.84 Members,

$130.84 Non-Members

Thu Apr 18, 9 a.m. Code: 222624

No classes: May 2, June 6

Calligraphy: Italic

Become comfortable with a basic

Italic and then move beyond the rigid

lines of blackletter to discover

many variations. Start with a 3.8mm

Pilot Parallel Pen and then move to

a dip pen. Each class will feature

instruction, demonstrations and discussion

around tools and best practices.

Class length: 2.5 hours Classes: 6

Fee: $86.88 Members,

$101.88 Non-Members

Tue Apr 16, 1 p.m. Code: 223880

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: $115.84 Members,

$130.84 Non-Members

Tue Apr 16, 10:15 a.m.

Code: 222626

Pastel Painting - Spring

Special course for all levels who

want to enjoy painting beautiful

spring scenes and botanical objects

with pastel.

Class length: 2.5 hours Classes: 8

Fee: $115.84 Members,

$130.84 Non-Members

Thu Apr 18, 1 p.m. Code: 222627

Sketching

Sketching is a good way to learn or

improve your drawing skills. This

course suits all levels of students

who want to know how to draw

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quick and accurate sketches. Whether

you want to prepare for a big project

or draw the world around us,

sketching is a great way to express

yourself.

Class length: 2.5 hours Classes: 8

Location: Victoria Road Rec

Centre

Fee: $115.84 Members,

$130.84 Non-Members

Tue Apr 16, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 223887

Watercolours

This watercolours class is for all

levels of painters. The instructor

will work with participants on an

individual basis or in small groups

of similar interest or skill.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 8

Fee: $115.84 Members,

$130.84 Non-Members

Mon Apr 15, 9 a.m. Code: 222628

No class: May 20

Beginner Watercolours

Discover this sensuous, translucent

and flowing medium! Allow yourself

to be creative, playful, spontaneous,

and messy and have fun with

learning basic and experimental

watercolour techniques. Enjoy

practicing new skills in creating

your unique landscape, still life or

abstract pictures.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 8

Location: Victoria Road Rec

Centre

Fee: $115.84 Members,

$130.84 Non-Members

Tue Apr 16, 1 p.m. Code: 222629

SPECIAL EVENTS

Evergreen Indoor Garage Sale

Rain or shine! Rent a table and sell

those treasures from the attic, all in

the indoor comfort of the Seniors

Centre. Set up is on Friday, April 26

from 4:30-6 p.m.

Saturday, April 27

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

$20+HST per table

Code: 216015

Guelph Pride Week

Do you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual,

or on the gay spectrum?

Come and enjoy an afternoon of

companionship and fun at the Seniors

Pride Event. Do you have a

child, grandchildren, nephews or

nieces who have identified themselves

as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or

on that spectrum? Please join us for

information and discussion of those

topics in an accepting venue. Refreshments

and sandwiches will be

provided.

Thur June 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Free

Spring Fashion Show

Models from the Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre will be modeling

an exciting lineup of clothing

and accessories. Light refreshments

will be served following the show.

Purchase tickets in advance at the

front desk.

Tues May 14, 1 p.m. (doors open

at 12:30 p.m.)

$8.98+HST

GWSA Email

Updates

Each month, approximately

mid-month, the Membership

and Marketing Committee

at the GWSA will send a

GWSA Email Update. It

will highlight a few of the exciting things happening

at the GWSA, important communications from the

Board and upcoming programs by CSS.

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:

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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!

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We design a positive

experience, leaving you

with an everlasting

smile !

CAMPUS DENTIST

CHANCELLORS WAY

Located in Chancellors Way Medical Arts Centre

Where all your medical needs can be addressed

Under one roof. 175 Chancellors Way, Guelph

519-763-6777

recepon@chancellorswaydental.com

WWW.CHANCELLORSWAYDENTAL.COM

ATTENTION SENIORS

Would you like to join a community

workshop that has a fully equipped

woodworking shop, a machine shop and

laser cutting as well?

We have an Open House every

Monday evening starting at 7 p.m.

For more information call:

226-706-4149

info@diyode.com

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

kimwiatr13@gmail.com

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A VIEW FROM THE BOOK NOOK

Chris Fraser

The Book Nook —

“A Lending Library”

We are open Monday to

Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

* * * *

I have a truly amazing book to

recommend to you called “The

Tattooist of Auschwitz” by

Heather Morris.

This is the story of one man’s

determination to survive and save

as many people as he can.

In April, 1942, Lale Sokolov is

transported to the concentration

camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

After being processed with hundreds

of others, his captors discover

he speaks several languages

which will be useful to them.

He is sent to work with Pepan

who trains him to be a tattooist,

marking the arms of other prisoners

with a number they can be

identified by. Lale does not want

to hurt anyone, but doing this job

will give him a room to sleep and

more rations, rather than being in a

block with many other men.

One day he is asked to tattoo

numbers on women, so he tries to

be very gentle and one time looks

up into the eyes of a woman, Gita,

and soon after that he finds her

again and so begins their friendship.

Lale takes great risks talking to

workers who come into the camp

to construct more buildings, and

with Gita and her friends’ help,

they bring him jewellery and money

taken from the prisoners and he

uses that to buy food that the

workers bring to him. He hides the

food and takes it to the men in his

old block to help them survive, as

well as sharing the food with the

girls that are helping him.

Although Lale witnesses terrible

atrocities, he vows to survive and

walk out of this dreadful place,

helping as many people as he can

to survive along the way.

This is a truly remarkable story

of bravery and compassion and

through it all, somehow, Lale manages

to find love under these most

terrible conditions. I hope you will

enjoy reading this book as much as

I did.

Happy Reading,

Your bookworm and Librarian,

Chris Fraser

EVERGREEN MARKET

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

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

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

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

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

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

the Evergreen Market. Such ads will be treated as advertising

inserted within these pages at the current

Sentinel advertising rates plus HST.

Thank you, Sentinel Administrator.

ARTICLES FOR SALE

Pickleball Bat

Brand new pickleball bat. Asking $70. Call Dorothy

at 519-837-1965.

Golf Cart, Bag & Clubs

Golf cart, golf bag and 13 golf clubs. All in good

condition. Asking $70 or nearest offer. Call 519-824-

0443.

AVAILABLE - NO COST

CPAP

To stop snoring. Free. Call 519-824-8132.

Free advertising for GWSA members ONLY.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR

NAME AND PHONE NUMBER WITH YOUR

ITEM(S).

For Sale ‐ 2009 Buick Lucerne

V6 4 door sedan – gold/beige in colour

Exceponal condion

Only 43 thousand kms

$9800 cerfied

To view at the underground parking at

Riverside Residences condo, call Stan

at 519‐826‐0408.

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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

See Puzzle on pg. 37

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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 MAY 2019 - Register on MARCH 6, 2019

NOTE: TOTAL COSTS SHOWN INCLUDE TAX

Thursday, May 9, 2019 — Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls

Total Cost: Members: $15 Non Members: $25 Code: 226827

Come and join us today at Fallsview. There will be a $10 slot coin bonus given by Fallsview which will be

put onto your player’s card so you will need to gamble for this credit. No lunch will be provided.

We need at least 40 people for this trip to go. In order, in the future, to get this bus at this rate, everyone

needs to gamble.

Leave: Evergreen: 9:45 am Carousel: 9:50 am No downtown pickup for this trip Return: 7 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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