April 2019 issue


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The Guelph/Wellington Seniors Association

A non-profit organization based at the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre


Directors & Officers

Dorothe Fair — President

Ken Chupa — Vice-President

Jennifer Blackie — Secretary

Nick Harris — Treasurer


Ross Knechtel Ross Coulter

Jean McClelland Kerry Detlor

Margaret Waldron Athar Khan

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

All of the above GWSA members

are Volunteers.

GWSA Community Support Services Staff

Maryanne Wilford — Manager

Pat Gage — Administrative Assistant

Margaret Iutzi — Move Well Co-ordinator

Molly Roberts — Eat Well Co-ordinator

Sophia Podrozny — Eat Well Co-ordinator

Paula Frappier — Outreach Co-ordinator

City Staff

Adam Rutherford — Program


Tracy Benson — Customer Service Clerk

Jocelyn Pedersen — Recreation

Co-ordinator — Senior Services

Samantha Ferrier — Recreation Co-ordinator

— Volunteers

Jocelynn Desroches — Chef

Janice Walls, Brian Treleaven — Assistant


Kim Barton — Facility Maintainer

Lorne Wollis — Cleaner

Harvinder Marjara, Farial Hashimi, Nathan

Luck, Mary Loudoun — Customer Service

Clerk II

Lynne Briggs — Manager of Recreation


All others working at the Evergreen

are GWSA Volunteers


A City of Guelph Recreation Facility run in

partnership with the Community Services Department

of the City of Guelph and the Guelph/

Wellington Seniors Association

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

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

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

(closed Statutory Holidays)

Read The Sentinel on our website,


ISSN: 0383 817X

President’s Message from Dorothe Fair

Hello Everyone,

I usually begin my message with a reflection on the Canadian

weather or a few comments about seasonal activities. But

April’s message is going to focus on “SPECIAL EVENTS”

and a few very important changes and dates for your calendar.

Very important: June is SENIORS month. The “Walking Group” leads

a walk to City Hall to raise the Seniors flag. Watch for the date and the

time and join us for the walk or drive down and meet us in front of City



TUESDAY, June 25. Lots of PRIZES and DRAWS and a very entertaining



APRIL is “BE a DONOR” month. I want to honour one of our GWSA

members, Linda Willis, who donated one of her kidneys to her friend 6

weeks ago. I spoke to Linda about her decision and here is her response.

Linda said, “Organ donation awareness means a lot to me because my husband,

Mike, received a heart transplant in July 2015 and, because of a generous

donor, Mike has enjoyed a better life. So, in turn, I wanted to be a

donor to help someone else have a better life. I donated a kidney to my

friend in January and I’m spreading the word about the importance of donating

‘organs or tissue’ in the hope of saving someone else’s life down the


This is the 3rd year for the BeADonor campaign in Guelph and we hope

that people will register consent for organ and tissue donation.

My opinion is we are never too old to help others in some way, even after

we pass on….

Please contact Janet Parr at BEADONOR.CA (http://BEADONOR.CA)

for more information on how you can perhaps save someone else’s life or

give them a better quality of life through organ donation.


YES...Your GWSA is ‘actively’ involved in the City’s ACTIVE CYCLE

PLAN and the ACTIVE TRANSIT PLAN. Google these two plans on

the City’s website to read the long-term goals for Guelph regarding 2-wheel

and 4-wheel active transportation.

The GWSA was approached and asked to offer comments, insight, and

recommendations regarding Seniors’ concerns with navigating the roads

and paths in the City. And we certainly did for more than 2 hours on

March 6.

BE ACTIVE: So we told the City representatives and consultant that

the GWSA is very interested in all future plans that assist our Seniors getting

active through cycling, leisure biking with family and grandkids, and

using public transit to move around the City. Did you know there are 62

kilometers of trails and paths ideal for biking throughout the City of


We also discussed many of the issues Seniors face using transit. We explained

there is a need for more frequent regular and mobility buses and we

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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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said the Transit Master Plan needs to consider the locations

Seniors want to access as part of their weekly needs.

We need routes that get Seniors to destinations such as

grocery shopping, medical centres, banking, downtown

entertainment, and the Evergreen Seniors Community


There will be further engagement with the Seniors community

and I hope the GWSA can host an information

session where all of you can voice your opinions and express

your transit needs.


Your GWSA discussed with the City representatives the

possibility of partnering and offering a BIKE SHARE initiative.

This initiative is already popular and expanding in

Toronto and many other cities on par with Guelph as a

logical and viable method of commuting to work, school,

cruising to recreational sites like Riverside Park, or riding

downtown for the Saturday market, or any of the downtown

events. The attraction is, you don’t have to buy the

bike, maintain the bike, or store the bike, and the bikes all

have “generous” seats.

We need GWSA members to share their opinions, concerns

and suggestions for each of these 2 Master Plans.

Watch for a survey or an information meeting to share

your thoughts. But remember, you can send me an email

anytime or stop by the Boardroom on Mondays and chat.

My card is on the front counter with my email address on





The theme is the “SPRING FLING”...stay tuned, watch

for signs in the foyer, check the GWSA website, Facebook

and Twitter, or just ask a friend or the volunteers at

the front counter to find out what’s going on.

Featuring another beautiful choir performance by the


This means the MAY 3rd DANCE might be CAN-

CELLED if the auditorium is in use for the OPEN


Hopefully, by the time you read my message, the little

crocus and grape hyacinth are showing off their spring

colours and we can ‘smell’ (in a good sense) spring all

around us.

Spring has sprung, dear friends, so… BE ACTIVE GET


GWSA Email


Each month, approximately

mid-month, the Membership

and Marketing Committee

at the GWSA will send a

GWSA Email Update. It

will highlight a few of the exciting things happening

at the GWSA, important communications from the

Board, 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:

1. To begin, please send an email to subscribe@gwsa

-guelph.ca. If you’d like, you can put the word

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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


4. Once you respond to the confirmation message,

your registration is complete and you’ll receive our

Welcome letter.

We have also placed a link under the “Popular

Links” section on all web pages on the GWSA

website. Clicking on this link will also initiate the

signup process. This will take you to step 2

(above). Simply follow through with steps 2 to 4 to

complete the process.

You can expect to receive your first GWSA Email

Update approximately mid-month after you sign up!

Membership & Marketing Committee


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THE EDITOR’S PAGE by Linda Green

Easter eggs are a popular part of Easter celebrations.

There are many interesting games, involving

these eggs, played in many different countries. Here

are a few:

Egg hunts

An egg hunt is a game in which decorated eggs,

which may be hard-boiled chicken eggs, chocolate

eggs, or artificial eggs containing candies, are

hidden for children to find. The eggs

often vary in size, and may be hidden

both indoors and outdoors. When the

hunt is over, prizes may be given for

the largest number of eggs collected,

or for the largest or the smallest egg.

A Latin American variation is to

empty and dry chicken eggs then stuff

them with confetti and seal them with

a piece of tissue paper. The eggs are

hidden in a similar tradition to the

American Easter egg hunt and, when

found, the children (and adults) break

them over each other’s heads.

Egg rolling

Egg rolling is also a traditional Easter egg game. In

the United Kingdom, Germany, and other countries,

children rolled eggs down hillsides at Easter. This

tradition was taken to the New World by European

settlers, and continues to this day. Different nations

have different versions of the game.

Egg tapping

In the North of England, during Eastertide, a traditional

game is played where hard boiled eggs are distributed

and each player hits the other player’s egg

with their own. This is known as “egg

tapping”, “egg dumping”, or “egg

jarping”. The winner is the holder of

the last intact egg. The annual egg

jarping world championship is held

every year over Easter in Peterlee

Cricket Club.

Egg dance

Egg dance is a traditional Easter

game in which eggs are laid on the

ground or floor and the goal is to

dance among them without damaging

any eggs. It originated in Germany. In

the United Kingdom, the dance is

called the hop-egg.

Special Printing For Members

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

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

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

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

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

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

member to take advantage of this.

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


To donate easily, with a credit

card, visit our website

www.gwsa-guelph.ca and click

on the ‘Donate’ button or call:


April 1, 2019 is the deadline for

submissions for the

May 2019 Sentinel.

Email submissions to: sentinel@gwsa-guelph.ca

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the May issue

is on April 25, 2019.

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos

(but we’ll do our best).

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Evergreen Restaurant - April 2019


The Evergreen Restaurant is open to the public and

serves a large variety of menu items that are available

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

(except holidays):

Breakfast Foods

Homemade Soups

Bakery Items




The daily featured Lunch is served from 11:30 am

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

available for your convenience.

Our goal is to provide balanced, nutritious meals.

We provide great quality, while keeping costs reasonable.

The tremendous support of volunteers in

the restaurant helps us achieve this goal.

Featured Hot Lunch

$7.15 + tax

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a

balanced nutritional meal.


We offer free delivery to the following adjacent

apartments — Riverside Gardens, Riverside Residences

on the Park, The Driftwood, and The Diplomat,

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

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

x2696 to order.

Only meal cards totaling a full meal will be

accepted for deliveries. NO CASH or PARTIAL


A sandwich with soup/salad will be charged the

same as a full meal.


Catering is available by special order: Hot/cold

drinks, sweet trays, sandwiches, etc. Please have

your order to the customer service clerk in the office

at least 48 hours prior to your event. This allows

staff to ensure that your catering needs will be

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

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

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday





Pork Chops


Swiss Steak




Salmon Loaf






Turkey Dinner


Roast Pork

Coconut Chicken







Stuffed Chicken

Rainbow Trout




Baked Ham










Roasted Chicken

Liver & Onions

OR 2nd Choice

Cabbage Rolls

Fish ’n Chips


Roast Beef


Chicken a la King

over Vol-au-Vents


free options are

available daily.

Please inquire

with the Chef.

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Volunteer Corner by Samantha Ferrier

National Volunteer Week

April 7-13

National Volunteer Week is a

time to celebrate those in our communities,

workplaces and families

who selflessly give their energy to


During this week and throughout

the year, we would like to recognize

and show appreciation to all

volunteers for your hard work,

dedication and support with the

many different programs and services.

Without your passion and

commitment, the centre would not

be the same without you.

Welcome, Samantha!

Samantha will be a new face we

will be seeing around the Evergreen

until January 2020 while

Becky is away on her Maternity


Samantha has worked for the

City for over 3 years in the Court

Services Department, and prior to

that as a Program Co-ordinator

where she managed a high volunteer

database providing guidance,

support and training. Samantha has

been a volunteer herself, as both

her step-daughters play rep fast


Samantha enjoys spending time

with her family. When she is not

on the ball diamond watching the

girls play ball, she loves being at

her property up north enjoying the


Please don’t hesitate to drop by

her office and introduce yourself.

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All Volunteers – 2019 Training

and Orientation

Anyone new to the volunteer

team within the last 2 years, or

who has not completed their

AODA and training, will be required

to register for one of the

following training sessions. It is a

great refresher for anyone, speaks

to your role as a volunteer, policies

and procedures and how the

GWSA and City work together.

The next sessions are:

Monday, April 8, 2019, from

9:30-11:30 am in Room 3

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, from

9:30-11:30 am

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from

9:30-11:30 am.

The session will last approximately

2 hours and will be held at

the Evergreen. Please speak to

Samantha in the main office for

more details and to register for this


Please note: You must complete

this mandatory training session in

order to volunteer at the Evergreen.

Part-Time Assistant in the Sentinel

Office. Do you have computer

experience using Microsoft programs

and Quick Books? We

now realize that we need a backup

but only occasionally in case of

illness or injury. It would mean

coming into the office possibly

only once a month just to check on

what is happening with our newsletter

and invoicing. Please contact

the Volunteer Co-ordinator if

you think you might like this opportunity.


Dishwasher Volunteer: We are

currently seeking 2 dishwasher

volunteers to help keep the kitchen

tidy and clean after meals. These

positions would start in April. We

are looking for volunteers on Mondays

and Tuesdays from 9 am-1:30

pm. Full training will be provided.

Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator

if you are interested.


By 2031, Guelph’s population is

projected to be 175,000 with

57,000 people over the age of 55.

The City’s Age Friendly Guelph

(AFG) is recruiting volunteers in

the following areas:



Community Outreach

Working Group members are

being recruited to assist with the

implementation and hands-on

guiding of the working groups.

For more information on how to

become a volunteer with Age

Friendly Guelph or any of the current

roles with the committees,

please speak to the Volunteer Coordinator

in the main office.


Computer Mentors: Computer

Mentors are needed to assist someone

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

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Program Manager, Senior Services

Spring is in the air and volunteers are all abuzz

serving seniors. GWSA volunteers can be seen working

hard everywhere you look: Evergreen, the West

End Community Centre, St. Paul’s Lutheran, Salvation

Army, seniors housing locations throughout the

City and County, Royal on Gordon, Riverside Glen,

in seniors homes, and various other locations

throughout the community. GWSA volunteers serve

in many, many positions. Some you may be very familiar

with and others you may not.

To give you a sense of the variety and scope of positions,

I am going to name a few: Cook and Eat Together

Volunteers, Feeling Better Move Well exercise

volunteers - both group exercise classes and inhome

one-on-one volunteers, Activity Group Leaders,

Information and Registration Desk volunteers,

Dining Room services volunteers, Book Nook volunteers,

Travel Hostess volunteers, GWSA Board of

Directors, to name but a few! You are able to read

this publication due to a group of hardworking, and

extremely patient Sentinel volunteers. Thank you to

all the volunteers who give of their time freely to

make Guelph a great place to live and age well.

the City of Guelph Community Guide at Evergreen

or online at: www.guelph.ca. 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. FAIR - fee assistance in recreation is

available for all course registrations, as well as your

GWSA membership and activity group fees. Based

on financial criteria, you will receive a percentage off

your registration fee. This is a confidential program.

You can pick up an application form at the Centre or

call 519-822-1260 x2645 to speak directly with staff.

If you have any questions, please speak to the Recreation

Co-ordinator and she will be able to help you

access this service.

Evergreen’s 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.

Registration for spring and summer programs is

already underway. To find out about all the great programs

offered, please refer to the Recreation Programs

section of this Sentinel, or pick up a copy of

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photographs, tablets and

smartphones). Volunteers are required

for mentoring on Mondays

from 1:00-3:00 pm in the computer

lab at the Evergreen Seniors Community


Membership & Marketing


M&M is looking for 2 GWSA

members to join the creative team

for a 2-3 year commitment. If you

have good communication skills

(written and verbal), enjoy marketing

and promotion and being a part

of an active team that meets every

second Tuesday of the month in

the morning, please speak to the

Volunteer Co-ordinator for more


GWSA Assistant Webmaster:

An assistant is needed to assist

with updating content on the website.

Skills required: knowledge of

website management; familiar with

content website management systems,

specifically WordPress; able

to use website editing tools; and a

commitment of up to 4 hours per


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 main

office for more information and

to get started with your volunteering

experience. Ph. 519-823-

1291 x2096.



Feeling Better Move Well: A fitness

minded Senior Volunteer who

enjoys physical activity is needed

to co-lead a group gentle exercise

program. If you are looking for a

new challenge, you will deliver a

one-hour class once a week at the

Salvation Army Citadel on Gordon

Street. A 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.

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Administraon Office — 519‐837‐5696

De-Cluttering Tips

Spring is finally here! Take advantage of the melting

snow and longer days to get started on a special kind

of spring cleaning: de-cluttering. We all accumulate

items over time, whether it’s the newspaper at our

door every morning, or picking up a few extra things

at the dollar store or supermarket. We save items because

they’re useful, beautiful, or sentimental – and

sometimes all three! Reducing the clutter in your

home is a great step towards making your home safer,

healthier and more comfortable.

Here are a few tried, tested and true ways to reduce


1. Schedule time to declutter. When are you at

your best? Are you an early bird or a night owl? Pick

a time that works for you and make it part of your


2. Sort items into three categories: keep, toss, and

donate. Sorting into too many categories can be overwhelming

and can complicate decision-making.

Make sure you find a home for the items you are


3. OHIO: Only Handle It Once. Try to make a

decision the first time you look at an item.

4. Pick a small, clearly-defined area. This could be

a shelf, box, table or something a little bigger, like

your kitchen cabinets. Having a reasonable goal that

you can accomplish can help you stay motivated.

5. Set a timer. If decisions about what stays and

goes are stressful, boring, or you have trouble staying

focused, set a timer for 5, 10, or 15 minutes.

6. Reward Yourself. When you are finished your

sorting session, reward yourself (not with buying

more items!). A small tasty treat, a chat on the phone

with a friend, a soak in the tub – whatever works for


7. Ask yourself: does this spark joy? If the answer

is no, then out it goes.

8. Display Treasures. Give the items you love a

place of pride on your walls or shelves.

9. One In, One Out Rule. Every time you bring

home a new item, something you already have has to


10. Enlist Help. Know what your limits are and

what you need help with. Reach out to a reliable,

non-judgemental support when you need to.

There are many benefits to having less clutter in

your home: firefighters and ambulance personnel can

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get to you quickly; there is less chance that you will

trip over items on the floor; a clear pathway of one

metre will also allow emergency services to maneuver

a stretcher; and you will likely spend less time

looking for things – like your keys!

For the month of April, the Wellington Guelph

Hoarding Response has information about keeping

your home healthy, safe and comfortable on display

at the Community Support Service white board in the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre. There are also

some resources that you can take home with you

next to the display. You can also get more information

about ways to reduce health and safety risks

in your home on our website:


The Feeling Better Move Well program is

pleased to announce the opening of a new gentle

exercise class at Dublin St. United Church at

68 Suffolk St. W. The class will run on Tuesdays,

except the first Tuesday of the month, from 12:30-

1:30 p.m. starting on April 9, in the Hallman Room.

The 60-minute class - cardiovascular, balance,

strength training and stretching - is led by trained

volunteers in a structured, safe and fun environment.

Older adults (55+) of all fitness levels (chairs

are always provided) are encouraged to attend.

Registration will be on-site starting April 9. The

class is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information, please call Margaret in the

Community Support Services office at: 519-822-

1260 x2747.

Food Tasting:

Registered Dietitians Melanie and Lee will be in

the front lobby on Friday, April 26 (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.




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RR 2, 5016 Well. Rd 29, Guelph 519.856.4622


Member of OLTCA & ORCA

Licenced by RHRA & MOHLTC

Better Quality Better Health

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April showers...Happy Easter from your Line Dancers

Wishing 2 of our Dart members

a Very Happy 90++ Birthday.

Dancing the aernoon away at the Spring Dance on March 8.

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Charlie Corcoran — The Passing of a Friend

The GWSA was greatly saddened this past month with news of the passing of Charlie Corcoran, the second

charter member of the GWSA Hundred Year Club. Charlie became an “institution” at the Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre as a long-time member of the GWSA. He still maintained a presence as he reached the

century mark with regular visits to the Centre, accompanied by Peter Stark, to meet and talk with friends.

While no longer physically active in scheduled programs, he rarely missed the quarterly scheduled Friday

afternoon dances and could be seen cutting a mean rug on the dance floor with his daughter, Rene.

Charlie passed on at a rich 104 years of age on Saturday, February 9. His soft, gentle, friendly demeanor

will be sorely missed.

Charlie symbolized every aspect of what the GWSA strives for. He was active, he was kind and thoughtful,

and he was a happy, healthy person who loved life and loved people.

Peter Stark,

Charlie and his

daughter Rene

at the

100 Year Club


in 2017.

Charlie was

actually 103

at the

100 Year Club


in 2017.

The GWSA and Guelph Stroke Recovery

The GWSA, with the organizational help and participation

of Community Support Services, were

pleased to host a luncheon and tour of the Evergreen

Centre for the Guelph Stroke Recovery Group on

February 19. Approximately 25 people were in attendance,

and after a hot lunch, Board of Director

members in attendance provided a tour of the facility.

The connection with the Recovery group was established

last October with a presentation of our video at

Harcourt United. Their interest in the GWSA was

reflected in the attendance of several members of the

group at our Variety show. Ongoing contact between

the GWSA and Stroke Recovery was maintained

through Community Support Services with a view to

providing members of the group with the opportunity

to participate in appropriate activities, both physical and mental, to assist in their recovery.

The feedback from those in attendance was very positive, with some expressing their intention of joining

the GWSA.

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GWSA Groups & Activities Contact Information

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


Evergreen Hallway

Ted Pritchard (519-826-6121)


Art Studio In 2

Evergreen Room 2

Ted Pritchard (519-826-6121)


Tuesday April 2, 16 and 30 -


Wednesday April 10 and 24 –



Evergreen Auditorium

Eleanor Stern (519-837-2702)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Casual Bicycling

Various Locations in and

around Guelph

Ned Coates (519-835-9799)

Wed. - May 1 - Oct. 31

10:00 am to Noon


Evergreen Room 4

Sharyn Richards (519-822-1810)

Mondays - 6:30-9:00 pm

Thursdays - 1:00-4:00 pm

6-H B E

Evergreen Room 4

Dot Smith (519-836-6448)

Thursdays - 1:00-4:00 pm

B C 1

Evergreen Board Room

Veronica Sanche (519-821-1180)

Last Friday of month - 1-2:30 pm

B C 2

Room 2

Christine Trimble (519-823-2086)

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

B - W E L’ L

Brian Doucet (519-780-7093)

Mondays - 12:30-3:15 pm

B - E

Evergreen Room 3

David Pinkney (519-780-5302)

Tuesdays - 6:45-9:15 pm

Peter Traulsen (519-265-2376)

Thursdays - 12:30-3:30 pm


Evergreen Room 3

Conny Budarick (519-763-6651)

Fridays - 9:00-11:30 am


Evergreen Room 3

Ruby Brent (519-767-1954)

(Bunka B&B)

Wednesdays - 9:15 am-noon


Evergreen Hallway

Sharyn Richards (519-822-1810)

Wednesdays - 1-4 pm


Ken Fugler (519-767-0145)

Debbie Williams (519-820-7215)


Evergreen Hallway

Dave Wurr (519-509-1032)

Fridays - 9:30 am-noon


Evergreen Room 3

Ross Knechtel (226-706-4058)

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)

September, November, January,

March, May

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


Evergreen Room 2

Judy Montgomery (519-824-8047)

Fridays - 8:30 am-1:30 pm


Evergreen Room 3

Sylvia Edgerton (519-837-0446)

Audrey Young (519-824-5891)

Joy Halliburton (519-822-9714)

Tuesdays - 12:45-4 pm


Evergreen Auditorium - Stage

Tracy Benson (519-993-6401)

Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays

10:00 am to 12:00 noon


Evergreen Room 2

2nd & 4th Tuesday

9:00-10:00 am


Evergreen Dining Room

Bev Baker (519-265-9139)

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:30 pm


Evergreen Room 3

Sandra Rennick (519-824-2044)

Maureen Baird (647-519-2006)

Mondays - 1:00-3:30 pm


Evergreen Dining Room

Audrey Young (519-824-5891)

4th Wednesday

1:30-4:00 pm


Evergreen Room 4

Ray Barnes (519-824-6004)

Fridays - 1:00-4:00 pm


Ken Hills (519-836-8414)


Mondays, May to September


Evergreen Board Room

Sharing Information about


Meet 1st Wed. of every month

From October to May

2:00-3:00 pm - it’s free

Call Marianne at 519-822-3946

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Evergreen Auditorium

Margaret Waldron (519-836-8534)

Phyllis Carnochan (519-836-9415)

Mondays -

9:30 -11:45 am

Thursdays -

1:00-3:00 pm


Evergreen Hallway

Georgia Taylor (519-265-8816)

Tuesdays - 12:30-3:30 pm

Instruction available


Evergreen Board Room

Geoff Richards (226-820-2950)

Mon., Tues., Thurs.

(times as assigned)


Evergreen Room 4

Jean McClelland (519-763-4881)


2:30-5 pm - last Monday of every

month - $24.00 a year


Rudy Simon (1-226-979-9635)

Neville Newman (519-400-9136)


Evergreen Auditorium

Tues. - 9:00 - 12:00 noon

(Beginners & Intermediate)

Friday - 12:45 - 4 pm

(all levels of play)

West End Rec Centre

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

(advanced play)

Thurs. - 2:15 - 5:00 pm

(all levels of play)


Evergreen Room 2

Beryl Drohan (519-827-0120)

Mondays - 12:30-4:00 pm


Evergreen Hallway

Linda Robinson (226-343-0426)

Beth Campeau (226-343-0415)


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

Thursdays - 1:00-3:45 pm


Evergreen Auditorium

Jean Campbell (519-821-2695)

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm

Wednesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm


Exhibition Park Arena

Corner of Exhibition &

Division Sts.

Sharon O’Sullivan (519-848-2084)

Saturdays - 8:00-9:50 pm


Evergreen Room 3

Doreen Muir


Choir Director - Ann Sneyd

Pianist - Mary Lynn Woods

Fridays 1:00-3:30 pm


Evergreen Parking Lot by

The Enabling Garden

Cathy Densmore 519-822-2220


Mondays from January to the end

of March 2019

8:00 am car pool at Evergreen

to Blue Mountain

6:00 pm return to Evergreen


Evergreen Snooker Room

Nick Harris (519-836-4547)

Daily - 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday - 7:00-9:30 pm

1st Thursday of every month

7:00-9:30 pm


Evergreen Auditorium

Gordon Field (519-822-4976)

Ursula Rodrigues (519-837-3782)


Monday - 3:15-6:30 pm

Wednesday - 9:00 am-12:45 pm

Saturday - 9:00 am-12:00 noon

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

(WE - except July/August)

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Evergreen Dining Room

Mike Rooke (519-824-2472)

Garry Lazzari (519-763-4386)

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 pm


April to October

Thursdays - 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Brenda Langham (519-836-8366)

January and February

Gord Clegg (519-824-3293)


Evergreen Room 2

Ann Peters (519-836-3554)

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

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


Rm 2 West End Rec Centre

Nancy Baker (519-822-6653)

September - June

Tuesdays - 12:30-4:00 pm

Membership is $20.00


Rm 2 West End Rec Centre

Ross Hamilton (519-835-9181)


Jan. - June; Sept. - Dec.

Thursdays - noon-4:00 pm

Membership is $25.00


Evergreen Board Room

Ross Coulter (519-821-3993)

2nd & 4th Thursdays - 1:00 pm







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GWSA Group & Activity Reports

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


Art in the Hall

The Art in the Hall project is mandated

to display good art work in the

halls of the Evergreen Centre. If you

are interested in having your work in

a solo exhibition, or if you are interested

in having a few pieces of your

work as part of a group display at the

Evergreen Centre in 2019, contact

Ted Pritchard at 519-826-6121 or


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 on the

first, third and fifth Tuesday of the

month and on alternate Wednesday

afternoons from 12:30 pm until 4:00

pm on the second and fourth

Wednesday of the month. The artists

in this club choose their own media

to work with, examples of which are

acrylic painting, Bunka, drawing,

pastels, porcelain painting, printmaking,

stitchery/textile arts, watercolour

painting and others. Room 2 isn’t

vented properly for the use of oil

paints, turpentine, linseed oil or other

strong-smelling media. There are

restrictions on perfume use also at

the Centre to respect those with allergies.

Artists will need to provide all

the materials they need 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 $24.00 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



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 shortterm

loan but players are required to

have indoor court shoes suitable for

the games.

Your membership fee covers participation

at both locations. We allow

3 free visits to give you a chance to

discover if you are able and will enjoy

this very active sport. The yearly

fee is $60.00 and you must have an

up-to-date membership with GWSA

to be a member of our club.

For further information regarding

our activities and membership, contact

Eleanor Stern at 519-837-2702.

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


Bid Euchre

Come into Room 4 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


Book Club 1

Our group meets in the Boardroom

on the last Friday of each month

from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

For April, our selection is Educated

by Tara Westover. In May we will be

reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

by Betty Smith.

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.


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 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

in Room 3.


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Come join us for a game of Canasta.

New or experienced players are welcome.

We meet in the Evergreen

hallway every Wednesday at 1:00

pm. Cost is $1.50. Our president is

Sharyn Richards. Let her know if

you have any comments. Phone: 519

-822-1810, Text: 519-835-4155,

Email: gwsacanasta@gmail.com

Craft Group

After this cold weather, I think we

are all looking forward to spring. It’s

so nice to see so many people out

every Friday. We are running short

of wool! We had to go and buy

some. Please keep the donations

coming! Thank you all for working

so hard to keep our store full.


Come out and have lots of fun playing

Canoe Club

cribbage on Tuesdays from 12:45

Save the date: Meet-N-Greet -4 pm in Room 3. The cost is $2 per

April 4 – Evergreen Seniors visit and the first visit is free for

Community Centre newcomers, but you must be a

New canoeists and experienced canoeists

alike, all members of the Ev-

game is for “has been” players and

GWSA member after 3 visits. This

ergreen Canoe Club, come out each pros. You must have some knowledge

of Cribbage. The fees go to the

year to paddle the river systems that

surround Guelph. Join our group of GWSA and supplies. The players are

club members as we gather at the very helpful in counting and answering

questions and instruction is also

Carousel at Riverside Park every

Thursday and sometimes Friday available to assist you. If you need to

mornings, from May to September, freshen up your game or see how the

to embark on a trip to a nearby river. game is played, go to the website:

With lunch and dry-sac in hand, we “Cribbage Classic”. For more information,

call Sylvia at 519-837-0446,

spend the next two to three hours

paddling through some of the most Audrey at 519-824-5891, or Joy at

scenic vistas of southern Ontario. 519-822-9714.

While paddling, two to a canoe, the

group leader helps navigate the DANCE DANCE DANCE

sometimes-turbulent waters. Novices,

Put on your dancing shoes Friday

always paired with an experi-

afternoons from 1:00 to 3:30 pm.

enced canoeist, will spend the summer

Dance every second month at the

honing their skills while discov-

Evergreen Seniors Community Cen-

ering the serenity of canoeing. tre, 519-823-1291.

With two canoe instructors, a number

$8 includes light refreshments.

of experienced canoeists and a Singles and couples welcome,

friendly environment, the canoe club membership not required.

makes everyone welcome.

D.J. Ted Lavoie plays a variety of

New members are required to music, including pop, rock, 50s-60s,

demonstrate adequate physical dexterity

country, ballroom, Latin, line dance

to enter and exit a canoe unaid-

and more. Requests played.

ed and attend a four-week pre-trip Dates in 2019 are May 3, June 28,

river canoeing training program that August 30, October 25 and December

starts at the beginning of April. We

20. Come out and join the fun.

have canoes, trailers, life-jackets,

and paddles at the ready. If you are


interested, please attend our Meet-N- Here are the high scores for February:

Greet on April 4, 6:30 pm at the

Evergreen Seniors Community Audrey B. 127; Derek C. 114; Jacqui

Centre. You must show proof of C. 112; Rino F. 100; Bruce F. 109;

membership in the GWSA to join the Vera G. 115; Fred L 104; Bob M.

canoe club.

112, 130, 171; Len P. 114; Barry S.

“The first river you paddle runs 122, 130, 133; David W. 111.

through the rest of your life. It bubbles

up in pools and eddies to remind


you who you are.”

The Dominoes club meets every

Lynn Culbreath Noel Tuesday at 1:30 pm in the Dining

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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.


For 2019, we will play on Mondays

at different courses around

Guelph, Cambridge and Kitchener/

Waterloo from the first week in May

to the last Monday of September.

Traditionally we have over 300

members split into 3 golf groups (see

below). For information and/or to

register for Golf, do so at the Evergreen

front desk starting in April


If you are interested and need information,

contact Ted Pritchard at

519-826-6121. The co-ordinators for

2019 are 18 Hole A Group, Tom

Kane; 18 Hole B Group, George

Hughes; and 9 Hole Group, David

Halfpenny. The cost to join the Evergreen

Golf Club for the 2019 season

is $10.00 plus HST.

Hearing Improvement

The Hearing Improvement Committee

of Guelph has the objective of

helping fellow citizens with hearing

loss by co-operating with and assisting

professionals who deal with it;

promoting hearing accessibility within

our own community; holding regular

information sessions to encourage

greater understanding of the

problem and what is available to help


We meet the first Wednesday of

each month from October through

May from 2-3:30 pm in the Boardroom.

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-


Line Dancing

Line dances are choreographed

dances with a repeating series of

steps that are performed in unison by

a group of people in lines, rows or

circles. One of the great things about

line dancing is that no experience is

necessary. Line dances are easy to

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learn, and as with any other style of

dance, the more you do it, the better

you will become. Instructors do a

walk through before each dance and

then demonstrate and call the steps

as the music plays. You don’t need a

partner, just come have fun. We

dance all year to a wide variety of


Everyone welcome!

Our classes are for beginner to improved

(beginner plus):

Mondays – 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

We teach basic steps at 9:15 a.m.

Thursdays -1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

We teach basic steps at 12:45 p.m.

Into Focus Photography Club

There is always a big sigh of relief

when the snow melts and the spring

buds break into flower. Even bad

weather presents opportunities for

photographers. Our March theme

was “contrast” and we saw a lot of it.

Long shadows stretching across

white fields, snow on cedar hedges,

and colourful winter clothing offer

up lots of photo opportunities. You

can see how our members captured

contrasting visuals when you go into

the Evergreen Restaurant this month.

Our March “field trip” took us as

far away as Room 4 of the Evergreen

Centre. We had a special photo sharing

event. Also during March, we

learned more about creating personal

photo books.

Our theme for April is “bald

heads”. If you have one, don’t be

offended if a keen photographer

sneaks up on you for a surprise


To see the photos our members

take, go to our photo sharing web

site at


We are a friendly group of amateur

photographers with equipment ranging

from mobile phones and pointand-shoot

cameras to fancy DSLR

models. We share a common interest

in photography as a hobby and we

learn from each other. New members

are always welcome. Our regular

meetings are on the last Monday of

every month.

If you are interested in joining,

contact Jean McClelland by email:

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Pickleball is a sport in which four

players use solid paddles made of

wood or composite materials to hit a

perforated polymer ball over a net.

The sport shares features of other

racquet sports: the dimensions and

layout of a badminton court and a

net and rules similar to tennis, with a

few modifications.

This sport is for people of all ages

who are looking for some fun, laughter,

socialization and exercise. It’s

easy to learn, but can be challenging

for those with a competitive nature.

All levels of skill invited. Pickleball

equipment is provided.


Our Scrabble group meets Thursdays

from 1:00 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!


Come on out and join our group. Enjoy

some gentle exercise, friendship

and fun. Membership is available to

all paid-up GWSA members for a

$10 fee every six months. You also

have the option of paying $1.00 per

game. Register the first time you

play. Beginners are welcome and

instruction is available. The group

plays Tuesdays and Wednesdays

from 1:30 to 3 p.m.


The Silvertones Choir was formed

in 1980 and now boasts over 50

members. The mixed group of seniors

share the love of singing - songs

old and new. They also love to entertain

with their singing and to spread


The choir is now busy enjoying its

annual sing-outs at local seniors and

retirement homes and residences.

Here are the details of the April singouts:

April 12, Wellington Park

Residence, Janefield Avenue

April 26, The Royal on Gordon,

Gordon Street

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’ stands

alone and is followed by Western

songs ‘Cool Water’, ‘Don’t Fence

Me In’, ‘The Gambler’, ‘Buttons and

Bows’ and ‘Hey Good Looking’.

The finale will be ‘This Land is

Your Land’ and ‘So Long, It’s Been

Good to Know Ya’.

The Silvertones Choir is currently

operating at capacity. For further

information, contact Doreen Muir.


The ski season is over for 2019.

For the 2020 ski season, 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 2020 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 Shane Hamilton, 519-824-

8001, 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

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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


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

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tables are exactly right for us.

We charge $1.50 per week and

pretty well all of that goes to


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

Each player starts off with $602 in

real casino chips. We do not play for

money, but for more bragging rights.

The one with the most chips each

week is the winner. We play until

there is only one player left or 8:30

comes, whichever is first.

We will gladly teach anyone who

is interested in playing. Our aim is to

have fun and enjoy a sociable game

of Texas Hold ’Em. We welcome

everyone who wants to play and enjoys


Remember, you have to be a member

of GWSA to play.

Contacts: Mike Rooke, 519-824-

2472 or Garry Lazzari, 519-763-


Membership and Marketing

Committee Corner

Greetings from your Membership and Marketing Committee. Last month I invited you to submit a

short story (one paragraph) or a few sentences to be crafted into an article on how your membership is

helpful or meaningful. You could send a story of how you are getting involved and making friends and

how it is enabling you to age successfully. Perhaps there is a little note about how you observed someone

else having fun in our Centre.

We all appreciate that so many are friendly and cheery when in the building or engaging in an activity.

There is a lady I see quite often, who, in spite of her memory issues, always has a smile and a

friendly greeting.

Making this a great place is up to YOU! Thanks to you from everyone else.

Your submissions are welcome at cshaw@sentex.net or in the mail box for Membership & Marketing

in the office.

News Flash - Spring is coming! I saw an announcement from our Canoe Activity Group.

Thank you to the front desk staff and volunteers for registering us in the Spring courses and taking

so many membership renewals.

Be Active - Get Involved - Make Friends

Walking Club

Hi walkers. Winter is over and it is

time to register for our 2019 Walking

Season. Hope everyone has had

a good winter and is ready to get

started on another summer of walking.

Registration is different this year

as we are paying at the front desk of

the Evergreen Centre. The annual

fee is $10. You will receive the tentative

walking schedule on our first

walk which is on April 25. For our

first walk only, we meet in the dining

room of the Evergreen Centre at

9:30 am.

Looking forward to seeing all last

year’s walkers and hopefully some

new folk looking for exercise with

lots of fresh air. It is a great way to

make new friends while discovering

the trails in the area.

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 am - 4:00 pm

in Room 2.


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Clubs and Drop-In Activities APRIL 2019

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre


9a-12p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1-4p West End Arts W

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

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

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker



9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Watercolours

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

2-3:30p Hearing Improvement


9a-12p Badminton

9a-12p Outreach

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-2p Feel Better Move Well W

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W


8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-3p Silvertones

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W


9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre


9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12p Pickleball

9a-12:30p Arthritis Society

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1-4p West End Arts W

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker


9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard


9a-12p Badminton

10a-12p Educ. Series

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-2p Feel Better Move Well W

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-3:30p Writers Club

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W


8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W


9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:15-3:30p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring


9a-12p Pickelball

9a-12:30p Arthritis Society


10a-12p Outreach

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage


9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9a-4p Watercolours

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts


9a-12p Badminton

10a-12p Educ. Series

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-2p Feel Better Move Well W

1-3p Line Dancing




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1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre


9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre


9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

2:30-5p Photography Club

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1-4p West End Arts W

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

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

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker


9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1-4p West End Arts W

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker


9a-12p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1-4p West End Arts W

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

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

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard


9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-4p Wed.Euchre

Everyday Activities


Book Nook— Mon-Fri –


Aquatic Arthritic Relief

(West End Community

Centre) (519-837-5657)

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W


9a-12p Badminton

10a-12p Educ. Series

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-3:30p Writers Club

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble


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

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-2:30p Book Club

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

Weekend Activities


9a-12p Table Tennis, April 13, 20

10a-12p Darts, April 13


1:15-3:15p Badminton, April 7, 14, 28

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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. 40

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“Our Young Seniors”

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




If you have a birthday or anniversary that

you would like to include in the Sentinel,

please let us know the month before.

This column is NOT done automatically.

We DON’T have access to your

personal information.


We would like to convey our condolences

To Association Members and their Families

Corcoran, Charles (Charlie) passed away on

Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the age of 104. He

was a member of the 100 Year Club of the GWSA.

Lauriault, Pierre passed away on Thursday,

February 14, 2019, at the age of 88. He was a longtime

member of the GWSA who volunteered as a

Sentinel driver and also as a Book Nook volunteer.

Robb, Bruce passed away on Thursday, February

28, 2019, in his 81st year. Husband of Marg Robb, a

long-time member of the Craft Club.

Inwood, Marg passed away on Monday, March 4,

2019, at the age of 91. She was a member of

Improving Bridge.

Baliko, Gertrud (Gertie) passed

away on February 19, 2019, in

her 88th year. Long-time

member of Shuffleboard.

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held at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

unless otherwise indicated — call 519-823-1291.

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




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


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


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


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


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


Fee: $73.70 Members,

$88.70 Non-Members

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


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


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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Callous and Corn Treatment

Nail Trimming

Fungal Nail Treatment




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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


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


Small Jobs Welcome

Specializing in interior wall, trim and

ceiling painting.

Wall repairs and trim installation also offered.

Please call Jonathan: 519-829-0429



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$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


Class length: 45 mins Classes: 6

Fee: $35

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

No class: May 4



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

and $5.00 for Non-Members.

Participants pay in advance at the registration desk.

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

Computer Free Time:

Every Wednesday morning

from 9:30-11:30 am,

and Friday afternoon

from 1:00-3:00 pm,

open to all members of the


free of charge.


Apr 1 216007 Apr 22 222655

Apr 8 216009 Apr 29 222656

Apr 15 222650 May 6 222648


May 13

May 27

June 3





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$25.00 discount coupon

with this ad

Please call 519-821-6683

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(Continued from page 32)

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


Is your computer running slow? Got

a lot of ‘garbage’ on your computer?

Need to understand antivirus 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


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


Income Tax Clinics at the


Monday March 11, 9 am-3 pm

Tuesday March 19, 9 am-3 pm

Monday March 25, 9 am-3 pm

Thursday March 28, 4-8 pm

Thursday April 2, 4-8 pm

Monday April 8, 9 am-3pm

Tuesday April 16, 9 am-3pm

Thursday April 18, 4-8 pm

Monday April 22, 9 am-3 pm

Tuesday April 23, 4-8 pm

$47 per return (Seniors pricing, includes

HST). Please call the Evergreen

Seniors Community Centre to

book your appointment, at 519-823-


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 for what you are

covered. 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 will

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


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


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 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


Class length: 2.5 hours Classes: 8

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $115.84 Members,

$130.84 Non-Members

Tue Apr 16, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 223887


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

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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


Fee: $115.84 Members,

$130.84 Non-Members

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


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


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


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.)


Now that Guelph in February received many centimetres

of snow, we, the ancients, are prompted to

recall past winters.

One winter in the mid-1960s, twenty-six inches (65

centimetres) of snow fell in Hespeler-Cambridge in

twenty-four hours. A farmer’s wife walked off the

farm courtyard onto the barn roof. In Buffalo, New

York, snowmobilers were being electrocuted by the

overhead wires.

I lived in Hespeler and worked in Galt (both now

in Cambridge). I could not get to work for four days

until the plows came through.

I would like to quote an email letter that I received

from my daughter, who was a young girl when we

lived in Kitchener. She has, for many years now,

lived in the southern United States. Alison has told

me that she never had a “snow day” off school in


“I remember Mrs. Gingrich driving our number 6

bus from Edgehill Drive, R.R.3, Kitchener, down the

401 to Doon EVERY DAY no matter what. There

was many a winter day during

those nine years that we barely

moved along the highway. And

many a day that we arrived late.

She prayed and would ask us to

pray. She also hand-made a Christmas

gift each year for each child on her bus. I clearly

remember receiving a construction paper (and maybe

pipe-cleaner) sleigh filled with home-made fudge - it

was thrilling! I also remember seeing her one day,

years later in Kitchener. She was out, maybe in a

store? I walked up to her and asked if she was Mrs.

Gingrich who drove bus number 6 to Doon. A withered

up, tiny lady, she said, “Yes, Alison Horn, how

are you?” I was BLOWN AWAY! This little Mennonite

lady who had prayed for many of us, through

years at Doon (and probably years afterward)… God

has saints all over the world.”


Submitted by Andrew Horn



Mary Lynn Woods, keyboardist for

the Silvertones, is seeking versatile

musicians to establish a GWSA

house band!

WED. APRIL 10/19

at 1 pm — Rm. 4

Our upcoming November Ceilidh

Show requires guitar, bass, fiddle,

mandolin and percussion positions.

Participants must have their own


Call Mary Lynn at


for more information and

a jam session!

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Chris Fraser

The Book Nook —

“A Lending Library”

We are open Monday to

Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

* * * *

I have a wonderful book to tell

you about - “Every Breath” by

Nicholas Sparks. This is another

of his wonderful stories about a

chance encounter on Sunset Beach,

North Carolina.

Tru Walls had travelled from his

home in Zimbabwe to this beach in

North Carolina at the request of his

father, whom Tru had never met.

His father had sent him an airline

ticket asking him to meet him, so

Tru decided he would like to meet

his father and learn more about his


While walking along the beach,

Tru meets Hope after he rescued

her dog, and they walk back to

their cottages together and begin a

special friendship. In the days that

follow, they enjoyed dinner together

and walks along the beach as

their connection to each other


Hope is only staying for a week

to attend her girlfriend’s wedding,

after having broken up with her

boyfriend Josh. After talking to

Tru so comfortably, she realizes

that he has many of the qualities

she is looking for that Josh simply

does not have.

Tru finally meets his father, who

only has months to live, and he

manages to find answers to some

of the questions he has regarding

his mother. Tru has a son back in

South Africa and misses him a

great deal. After his divorce, he

has not dated other women, and

after spending time with Hope, he

realizes she is the woman he has

been waiting for all these years.

Hope also feels that this is the

man she should spend her life

with, but when Tru explained to

her that he could no longer have

children, Hope is torn as she desperately

wants children. When

Josh unexpectedly turns up she has

to make a difficult decision.

This is a story of enduring hope,

love, and choices that change lives.

I so enjoyed reading this book, as I

hope you will, too.

Happy Reading,

Your bookworm and Librarian,

Chris Fraser

It is with much sadness that we let

you know that Pierre Lauriault

passed away on February 14, 2019.

He was a valued member of the

Book Nook Team and he really

enjoyed coming in to the library to

help every week. He will be greatly



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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.


Golf Cart, Bag & Clubs

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

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


Pickleball Shoes

One pair of pickleball shoes, men’s size 10. Asking

$20. Call 519-837-1965.

Tall-Man Recliner

Tall-man Lazy Boy recliner. Grey colour. Excellent

condition. Asking $300. Call 519-760-6589.

Jukebox, Freezer, Clock

Rowe AM1 model Jal-200, serial number 68u679.

Holds 100 records (45s). Asking $2,000 OBO. Danby

freezer, apartment size. Asking $75. Grandfather

clock, asking $100. Contact 519-763-7796.

Golf Clubs

2 sets of Golf Clubs, right-hand, good condition.

Asking $85.00 and $75.00. Contact 519-822-3773.



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


Do you have a gently-used walker you would like to

pass on? Please call 519-265-4326.

Free advertising for GWSA members ONLY.




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Boudicca, Jane Austen, Marie Curie,

Angela Merkel

What do these women have in common?

This winter I had the new experience of moderating

a PEER LEARNING group and our topic was Women

in History. There were 14 slots to fill in the seven

weeks of presentations, so with our group of seven

we were able to do two presentations each. We

had no difficulty selecting topics; some of us had a

favourite whom we admired, others researched someone

less well known and provided an interesting

learning experience for us all. Besides the four women

mentioned in the title, we learned about Myra

Bennett, Margaret Sanger, Edith Cavell, Catherine

the Great, Anne Innis Dagg, Rachel Carson, Hedy

Lamarr, Elizabeth Fry, Amelia Earhart and Anne

Frank. Quite an eclectic group of women!

Have you ever thought about joining a Peer Learning

group? Perhaps you have wondered what it is all

about. Sessions are held each fall and winter, usually

three different topics on different days at different

times. There is no “teacher” – we learn from our

peers. Each participant selects a topic, researches it,

and talks about it to the rest of the group.

At the first meeting, we get acquainted with each

other and decide who will talk about what and when.

Often this schedule has to be a bit flexible to allow

Focus on Travel

for holidays or sickness – so it is not cast in stone.

There is no meeting on the second week to allow all

of us to get started on our research. This is not the

onerous sort of task that you might remember from

high school! Today we have the internet, and Wikipedia

can provide reams of information on practically

any topic you care to name.

Nor is the presentation at all frightening. You don’t

have to stand up and speak in front of a hundred people.

Instead, we sit around a table and have an interesting

discussion on the topic of the day. Time permitting,

you are encouraged to find out a bit about

the topics to be discussed – not just your own, so you

can add or comment on what the presenter tells us.

All very informal.

For some reason, unknown to me, details of upcoming

Peer Learning classes appear in the Sentinel

with the City courses. Peer Learning is a GWSA Activity

Group, although it operates more like a course

with a fee of $18 and runs for a precise period of

time (1+8 weeks). You must be a GWSA member to

participate. There is no additional cost as you may

have experienced in other Activity Groups. Fall and

Winter sessions are advertised on a display board in

the Evergreen lobby. Check it out and consider joining

a Peer Learning group in the Fall.

Submitted by Jennifer Blackie

by Jean McClelland


(The GWSA Travel Committee consists of Joanne

White, Nancy Gibner, Peggy Moore, Joan Bruder,

and Terry Keleher)

The GWSA Travel Committee thanks you with appreciation

for your recommendations and for your

participation on our bus trips.

to go. We plan on offering two bus trips a month for

the summer - so stay tuned!

Please check the details or changes for our trips in

the Focus on Travel GWSA Sentinel reports or read

the GWSA Trip information on the back cover of the


2019 is happily under way. . . .

Recent bus travels – all well attended

The Aga Khan Museum in North York in January

was thoroughly enjoyed. February brought fifty of us

to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg,

a beautiful experience indeed. March 19 was an

experience at the Famous Players Dinner Theatre in

Toronto. April 17 will have us taking in the Bingeman

Park Flower Power, music from the sixties.

In the works – watch for it!!

Our upcoming travel adventures will take us on a

cruise, to fairs, horse races, historical mansions, theatres

and to hear music from the sixties. Lots of places

The GWSA Travel Committee would love to have

you join us to assist with the planning of these popular

and exciting trips. Let the office know if you

would like to attend our monthly planning meeting.

Our trips are accessible. Persons with a disability

who require physical assistance must have a travelling

companion with them who can look after their

needs, should the occasion arise.

For information and to book and pay for our bus

trips, contact the volunteers at our Front Information

Desk at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre.

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

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



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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 JUNE & JULY 2019 - Register on APRIL 3, 2019


Tuesday, June 18, 2019 — Parkwood Estates in Oshawa

Total Cost: Members: $87 Non Members: $97 Code: 227377

Come with us as we tour the historical mansion - “The McLaughlin Home”. The home of the owner of

General Motors, Parkwood Estates have lovely gardens which you will be able to wander through at your

leisure after the guided tour. Lunch will be provided by the Mandarin in Oshawa.

Leave Evergreen: 8:45 am Carousel: 8:50 am Square: 9 am Return: 7:30 pm (depending on traffic)

Thursday, July 4, 2019 — Shaw Festival, Niagara on the Lake

Total Cost: Members: $133.90 Non Members: $143.90 Code: 227327

Come and join us as we see “The Lady Killers”, a black comedy about one little old lady and a bunch of

thieves. Lunch will be at Betty’s Restaurant - excellent food.

Leave Evergreen: 9:30 am Carousel: 9:35 am Square: 9:45 am Return: 6:30 pm (depending on traffic)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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