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RR 2, 5016 Well. Rd 29, Guelph 519.856.4622

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The Guelph/Wellington Seniors Association

A non-profit organization based at the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

Ross Knechtel - Webmaster

Directors & Officers

TBA — President

TBA — Vice-President

TBA — Secretary

TBA — Treasurer


Jean McClelland Kerry Detlor

Athar Khan Adam Rutherford

The Sentinel Team

Carol Croft — Adminstrator, Printer

Linda Green — Editor, Printer

George Hughes, Ken Pagniez — Printers

George Smith — Delivery Supervisor

Bill Shephard, Ray Miller — Part-time


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

All others working for CSS

are GWSA Volunteers

City Staff

Adam Rutherford — Program


Tracy Benson — Customer Service Clerk

Tonie Sacchetti — Recreation Program

Director — 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

Hello GWSA members, friends and supporters,

Democracy is not just voting for your leaders; it's really premised

upon ordinary citizens understanding the issues. - Howard Rheingold

If you’ve spent some time around the Evergreen Seniors Community

Centre over the last month or so, you’ve likely noticed that the Evergreen

has been a hive of activity, conversation and activism. We’ve

had visits from multiple media outlets. The Save CSS team faithfully

held their post near the front doors and asked the membership to

speak out in the interest of all seniors. Board members, city staff and

community partners spent many hours discussing and strategizing

ways to best support Guelph’s Older Adult population. Our Community

Support Services (CSS) team diligently went about their day-today

business of supporting the community. It’s been a very busy

April indeed!

Ultimately, the unforeseen changes within the GWSA Board of Directors

have been dramatic. The decisions regarding the value, need

and hosting of CSS within the GWSA were determined by the Board.

However, the membership exercised their right to oppose the Board’s

decision by asking for more details and expressing their desire to

maintain CSS within the GWSA. This wasn’t the easiest path or the

path of least resistance, but it was the right path for the GWSA membership

to take. Democracy isn’t always easy, but it’s critically important

for the GWSA and, in this case, it worked as it should.

The remaining GWSA Board Members have a lot of work to do between

now and our June AGM. We have board seats to fill (also critical

in a democracy!); CSS conversations planned with our community

partners; a Special Members Meeting; planning for the AGM; and of

course, all of the great activities, events and meetings that take place

at the Evergreen on a daily basis. Much has changed but the commitment

to our membership and all seniors remains.

In this issue of The Sentinel, you’ll have a chance to review articles

regarding the events of the last month and you might see more calls

for engagement and action. We ask that you review these articles and

look for ways you can contribute and support the wonderful activities

of the GWSA.

A tremendous thank you to all who participated in the process over

the last month. Also, thank you to our wonderful staff and volunteers

for holding down the fort during these challenging times. And finally,

thank you to the CSS Team – you are appreciated, valued and an important

member of the GWSA family.

Onward and upward,

Your GWSA Board

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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Special Members’ Meeting

Monday, May 13 at 1 pm

Auditorium at Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

The Board of Directors is calling a special membership meeting to elect new

Directors following the resignation of six directors on April 24. Members will also

vote on a variety of motions on topics such as establishing a proxy process; enforcing

term limits for Directors; re-establishing GWSA’s commitment to Community

Support Services; and increasing Board transparency and openness.

For more details, please visit the GWSA website at

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who sent an email, wrote a message, sent a letter, signed the petition, or talked to a

Board member. Together, we made a difference for hundreds of Guelph Seniors! You are amazing!

We didn’t expect things would work out the way they did but we’re delighted with the end result. We

couldn’t have saved the CSS programs without your help! So, pat yourself on the back for a job well done.

We’ve promised to help the new Board any way we can. We’re not yet sure what will happen at the

May 13 meeting. At a minimum, we expect some valuable discussions.

Thank you, again, for your interest in CSS and your help reinstating the programs and services.

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 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

Sign-up 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


What Happened to the GWSA Board?

On March 25, the GWSA Board of Directors held an emergency meeting where they decided to cease

management of GWSA’s Community Support Services (CSS) programs. These popular programs serve

approximately 500 of Guelph’s most vulnerable seniors. They are funded by the United Way and two years

of funding remain.

Board representatives met with the United Way and asked them to find a new home for the CSS programs.

The Board said they would not accept the last two years of funding. Their stated rationale was that

they did not have the skills or experience to manage the CSS employees.

A collection of GWSA members and CSS volunteers were upset by the Board’s decision. They argued

that a fundamental shift in an organization’s priorities should not be done without membership input. They

criticized the Board for not making a transition plan that would keep the programs intact. Some formed a

group that called themselves ‘Save CSS’ and began a grass-roots campaign asking the Board to reverse

their decision.

Guelph Today, Guelph Mercury Tribune and CKCO all covered the story. Board members received dozens

of emails about cutting the programs. Other members signed petitions. Hundreds wrote to the Board

sharing personal messages of support for the CSS programs.

GWSA President Dorothe Fair postponed the April 17 Board of Directors meeting by one week. She told

the Board the April 24 meeting would focus exclusively on the CSS decision. Instead of coming to the

April 24 meeting, Fair and five other Directors (Ken Chupa, Jennifer Blackie, Nick Harris, Ross Coulter

and Margaret Waldron) abruptly resigned.

The remaining Board members do not form a quorum and cannot conduct the GWSA’s business. One of

their first orders of business is to nominate and elect several Directors to join them. They have scheduled a

special members’ meeting on Monday, May 13, at 1 pm to do exactly that. Please plan to attend. Visit the

GWSA website for more details about the special membership meeting.

Meanwhile, the remaining Directors are working to recapture the United Way funding; making plans for

the special members’ meeting; meeting with prospective Board members; preparing to welcome their new

colleagues to the Board; planning for the Annual General Meeting in June; and setting priorities for the

coming year.


I’m fine, thank you.

There is nothing the matter with me.

I’m as healthy as I can be.

I have arthritis in both my knees.

And when I talk, I talk with a wheeze.

My pulse is weak and my blood is thin.

But I’m awfully well for the shape I’m in.

Arch supports I have for my feet,

Or I wouldn’t be able to be on the street.

Sleep is denied me night after night,

But every morning I find I’m alright.

My memory’s failing, my head’s in a spin.

But I’m awfully well for the shape I’m in.

The moral is this, as this tale unfolds,

That for you and me that are getting old,

It’s better to say “I am fine” with a grin,

Than to let folks know the shape we are in.

How do I know that my youth is all spent?

Well my “get up and go” has got up and went.

But I really don’t mind, when I think with a grin,

Of all the grand places my “get up” has been.

“Old age is golden” I have heard it said,

But sometimes I wonder as I get into bed

With my ears in the drawer, my teeth in a cup,

My eyes on the table until I wake up.

Ere sleep comes over me, I say to myself

“Is there anything else I should lay on the shelf?”

When I was young, my slippers were red,

I could kick my heels right over my head.

As I grew older my slippers were blue,

But still I could dance the whole night through.

I get up each morning and dust off my wits,

Pick up the paper and read the obits.

If my name is missing, I know I’m not dead,

So I get a good breakfast and go back to bed.

(This poem appeared in the June 2007 edition of

the Sentinel, submitted by Ron Ferrier)

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THE EDITOR’S PAGE by Linda Green


DOGS (part 2)

Newfoundland dogs are natural lifesavers

because of their muscular builds, innate

swimming abilities and webbed feet.

Huskies have a double-layer coat which keeps

them warm in temperatures far below zero, but

they still enjoy a spot by the fire.

Because of their domestication and attachment

to humans, dogs are able to subsist on a starchrich

diet that wouldn’t be adequate for other

canine species. Like humans, dogs are

omnivores, but probably prefer steak to


Queen Elizabeth II has owned more than 30

Pembroke Welsh Corgis during her reign.

Corgi is Welsh for dwarf dog.

Bloodhounds have the best sense of smell of all

dogs, and have been used to track down

criminals since the Middle Ages.

There are over 150 dog breeds and they are

divided into eight classes: herding, hound, nonsporting,

sporting, terrier, toy, working and


Dogs do not have an appendix.

It’s a myth that dogs only see in black and

white. They see primarily in blue, greenishyellow,

yellow and various shades of grey.

Hollywood’s first dog star was Rin Tin Tin, a

German Shepherd adopted by an American

soldier. Rin Tin Tin signed his contracts with a

paw print.

Retrievers are especially good at using their

tails as a rudder when they swim.

Dalmatians are completely white at birth. Like

most of us, their spots come with age.

Puppies have 28 teeth. Adult dogs have 42


The Saint Bernard is among the heaviest breed

of dog, weighing anywhere from 140 to 260


The average dog can run about 19 mph. The

fastest dogs are greyhounds, which can run at

speeds of up to 43 mph.

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,

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 and click

on the ‘Donate’ button or call:


May 8, 2019 is the deadline for

submissions for the

June-July-August 2019 Sentinel.

Email submissions to:

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the June-July-August issue

is on May 30, 2019.

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos

(but we’ll do our best).

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Evergreen Restaurant - May 2019


The Evergreen Restaurant is open to the public and

serves a large variety of menu items that are available

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

(except holidays):

Breakfast Foods

Homemade Soups

Bakery Items




The daily featured Lunch is served from 11:30 am

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

available for your convenience.

Our goal is to provide balanced, nutritious meals.

We provide great quality, while keeping costs reasonable.

The tremendous support of volunteers in

the restaurant helps us achieve this goal.

Featured Hot Lunch

$7.15 + tax

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a

balanced nutritional meal.


We offer free delivery to the following adjacent

apartments — Riverside Gardens, Riverside Residences

on the Park, The Driftwood, and The Diplomat,

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

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

x2696 to order.

Only meal cards totaling a full meal will be

accepted for deliveries. NO CASH or PARTIAL


A sandwich with soup/salad will be charged the

same as a full meal.


Catering is available by special order: Hot/cold

drinks, sweet trays, sandwiches, etc. Please have

your order to the customer service clerk in the office

at least 48 hours prior to your event. This allows

staff to ensure that your catering needs will be

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

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

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


free options are

available daily.

Please inquire

with the Chef.


Pork Schnitzel


Soup of the Day &

Western Sandwich


Stuffed Chicken










Sausage &

Sauerkraut on a




Hearty Pork Loaf





Roast Pork

Cabbage Rolls

Super Duper Salad


Chicken a la

King Casserole

20 CLOSED 21




Meat Pies

Roast Chicken


Fish & Chips


Salisbury Steak


Pork Chops


Baked Ham


Liver & Onions or



Roast Beef

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Volunteer Corner by Samantha Ferrier

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:

Tuesday May 7, 2019 from

9:30 am-11:30 am

Tuesday May 28, 2019

from 9:30am-11:30 am

The session will last approximately

2 hours and will be held

at the Evergreen Centre. Please

speak to Samantha in the main

office for more details and to

register for this training.

Please note: You must complete

this mandatory training session

in order to volunteer at the Evergreen


Reception Desk

Registration Desk: Volunteers

are needed to assist on the front

desk on a floater basis to fill in

when needed. If you enjoy working

with a great team of volunteers,

providing customer service

and working on the computer,

please speak to Samantha in the

main office.

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Information Desk: Volunteers

needed at the front desk to answer

phones, provide tours of

the facility and answer questions

from members of the community.

Looking for people to help on

a floater basis to fill in as needed.



Dishwasher Volunteers: We

are currently seeking a dishwasher

volunteer to help keep

the kitchen tidy and clean after

meals. These positions would

start in May 2019. We are looking

for volunteers on Mondays

starting May 6, 2019.

We are also looking for 2-3 volunteers

for a dishwasher helper

to put away the dishes. These

positions could be used for any

day working with the kitchen

schedule as well as yours.

Full training will be provided.

Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator

if you are interested.

Book Nook

We are looking for a volunteer

to help out in the library on a

floater basis. This individual will

need to have a flexible schedule

and be called on when there is a

vacant time slot. They will be

responsible to help put books

away along with making reminder

phone calls for overdue

books. Please contact Samantha

if you have a flexible schedule

and 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

Co-ordinator in the main



GWSA Assistant Webmaster:

An assistant is needed to help

with updating content on the

website. Skills required:

knowledge of website management;

familiar with content website

management systems, specifically

WordPress; able to use

website editing tools; and a commitment

of up to 4 hours per


If you are interested in volunteering

in any of the areas

listed above and joining the

dynamic team, please contact

the Volunteer Co-ordinator in

the office for more information

and to get started with your

volunteering experience.

Phone 519-823-1291 x2096.


Program Manager, Senior Services

Applying for fee assistance or subsidy

The City offers fee assistance and financial subsidies

for people living on a low income.

Affordable bus pass: The affordable bus pass was

created to offer transportation at an affordable cost

for anyone living on a low income in Guelph.

Fee Assistance in Recreation (FAIR): The Fee Assistance

in Recreation (FAIR) program offers fee assistance

to adults and seniors needing financial assistance

to access recreation programs offered by the


Animal/pet licensing: The City offers an animal licence

subsidy to owners of cats and dogs. All subsidized

animal licences must be purchased at City Hall.

How to apply

Download and complete the subsidy application form

from the City of Guelph website and bring it to one

of the locations listed below. Printed application

forms are available at:

City Hall, Service Guelph, 1 Carden Street

Evergreen Seniors Centre, 683 Woolwich Street

West End Community Centre, 21 Imperial Road


Guelph Transit, 170 Watson Road South

Victoria Road Recreation Centre, 151 Victoria

Road North

Subsidy programs rely on income information to determine

your eligibility. Youth, adults and seniors

can apply at any time throughout the year and must

re-apply each year.

The Guelph Wellington Seniors

Association (GWSA) presents our


Friday, May 3, 2019

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

683 Woolwich Street, Guelph

9:00 a.m. unl 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch or a beverage in our

Restaurant – 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Seating available to listen to our wonderful

Silvertones choir – 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

View activities in action – badminton, bridge,

chess, crafts, darts, euchre, line dancing,

pickleball, shuffleboard and more . . .

Activity Leaders ready, willing and able to

answer questions

Tour guides ready to share our magnificent


See our beautiful library overlooking the river

Win a prize

Parking available in the Evergreen lot and in Riverside Park.

Be active. Get involved. Make friends.

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Administraon Office — 519‐837‐5696


Project Lifesaver provides timely response to save

lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children

who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, and

other related conditions or disorders. The program

provides and maintains a bracelet which is a tool that

assists in offering safety for vulnerable individuals,

as well as contributing to the peace of mind of the

caregivers and loved ones of the participant.

Project Lifesaver Wellington is managed by Victim

Services Wellington in Guelph and Wellington

County. A strong working partnership exists with

Guelph Police Services in the city of Guelph and

OPP Wellington. This partnership is crucial when a

participant goes missing.

Participants are issued a locating device in the form

of a battery-operated bracelet, which is completely

waterproof. Each bracelet has its own radio frequency

that can be accessed by equipment administered

by specially trained officers in Guelph Police Services

and OPP Wellington. The battery in the bracelet

is checked and documented daily by the caregiver

to ensure the device is always operational. The battery

is changed every 60 days by Project Lifesaver


The bracelet is leased for the duration of time that

it is required by the participant, then returned to Project

Lifesaver. The cost is $400. If the participant is

not in a position to cover this cost, arrangements can

be made. The batteries are $10 each and are changed

by a Project Lifesaver volunteer every 60 days. The

cost is $60 per year.

If you are interested in learning more about Project

Lifesaver, or would like to receive an application,

please feel free to contact one of our program staff

listed below.

Lisa Dollery, Program Co-ordinator, Project Lifesaver

Wellington 519-820-4096. Elizabeth Kent, Executive

Director, Victim Services Wellington 519-

824-1212 x7205.

Free Safety Planning for

Older Adults Workshop

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The Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington is

presenting a free workshop on Thursday, June 13 (10

a.m. - noon), in Room 3 at the Evergreen. This session

will introduce the Elder Abuse Ontario Safety

Planning Toolkit, as well as consider enhanced communication

techniques when interacting with a person

who has dementia. The talk is designed for family

members, care partners, Social Workers, LHIN

Care Co-ordinators, Community Living staff,

CMHAWW staff, Day Program staff, IGSWs, Alzheimer

Society staff and other interested parties. This

event is offered in partnership with Elder Abuse Ontario.

No fee to participate - donations appreciated. Preregistration

is required through the Alzheimer Society

by calling 519-742-1422.


A Registered Dietitian from the Guelph Family

Health Team will be in the front lobby on Friday,

May 31 (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.

Welcome to Spring

Welcome Spring and a time for renewal and

growth! What better time to profile the GWSA Community

Support Services (CSS) Programs and remind

you how we can support seniors and their caregivers.

Not only do we support GWSA members, but we’re

proud to say we also help seniors who have become

more isolated in the community. Our Programs are

offered at low or no cost and in some cases, transportation

is provided. Here’s a bit of history and ways in

which we can help.

Community Support Services, established 2008

and the main contact for GWSA Services in the


(i) Staff will work with you to help you with age related

concerns and provide assistance to connect you

with community health and social services.

(ii) Interested in healthy aging? Come to our popular

Spring Education Series and learn from great educators.

(iii) Check out our whiteboard display at the Evergreen

with excellent resources and a new theme every


Seniors Offering Support, established 2003:

(i) Feeling lonely and isolated? You can receive telephone

visiting calls from one of our caring senior

(Continued on page 11)


Thursday, May 9 - Coping with Loneliness - Why Am I Feeling Sad?

Presenter: Jody Weiler, B.A. B.A.Sc. MSW, RSW.

Vulnerable Seniors Team Lead, CMHA Waterloo Wellington

Does everyone feel like this? What can I do about it? Learn about supports and strategies for seniors.

Thursday, May 16 - Your Care at Home and in the Community, Including Long-term Care

Presenter: WWLHIN Representative

A representative from the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN) will come

and talk about our local health care system. Topics include connecting you with care at home and in the

community and when home is no longer an option, how the LHIN helps you apply to long-term care.

Thursday, May 23 - Food and Mood

Presenter: Lee Kapuscinski, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Diabetes Care Guelph

This session will give you a chance to learn about the connections between our food choices and emotional

well-being. We will explore eating strategies to support mood regulation and see how our second brain (the

gut) has a key role to play.

(Continued from page 10)

volunteers or participate as a telephone support volunteer

to make calls.

Feeling Better Move Well Gentle Exercise, established


(i) Are you homebound and want to get moving

again? Sign up for our free 12-week ‘in-home’ gentle

exercise program.

(ii) Have some fun, make friends and enjoy exercising

at our group classes.

Wellington Dufferin who have provided funding for

these programs since 2004. We also owe our thanks

to the vision of previous GWSA Boards, volunteers

and staff who have worked for decades to develop

these meaningful programs.

Don’t hesitate to call 519-837-5696 or drop by our

office at the Evergreen for more information regarding

any of our services.

Feeling Better Eat Well, established 1999:

Learn about good nutrition with our Diabetes support

group, join a cooking class, visit food tasting events

and speak with a Dietitian or share a meal at our

Cook and Eat Together Program.

Outreach Half Day Outing, established 1993:

For those who would enjoy a social outing, we have

a few spaces available for this enjoyable program

which includes activities, speakers, entertainment

and a hot lunch. A very modest $10.00 includes

transportation to and from home.

We would not be where we are today without the

longstanding support of the United Way of Guelph

Diabetes Support Group:

The Diabetes Support group welcomes new members

to join us on the second and fourth Tuesdays in

May and June at 9 am in Room 2. Anyone with diabetes

or supporting someone with diabetes is encouraged

to come and join in our peer-support

group. Coffee and tea provided! Topics to be discussed

are as follows:

May 14, 2019-Diabetes Care Guelph guest speakers

May 28, 2019-Food and Mood

June 11, 2019-Adding fish to your daily nutrition

June 25, 2019-Summer goals for diabetes management

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Line Dancing is celebrating Spring by dancing around the Maypole.

Credits to -

idea: Marg Green; Maypole: Barry Scott; Photography: Stu McCannell

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Green Shirt Day at the Evergreen

The GWSA Recognizes Organ Donor Month

On Monday, April 8, the GWSA Line Dance Group hosted an

event co-sponsored with Tim Hortons, who provided the coffee,

to recognize those present who have either donated or received a

life giving organ. Also recognized were members of the Humboldt

Broncos Hockey team, a young player and a coach, who

both lost their lives in the devastating crash last year. Both had

their organs donated and, as a result, a total of 12 individuals are

now leading healthier lives.

Present at the event, in addition to the many Line Dancers, and

of note, were the following: Linda and Mike Willis – Linda a kidney

donor and Mike a heart recipient; Phil Allt, a kidney donor; and Janet Parr, a heart recipient. Dorothe

Fair, GWSA President, and four Board members also attended, one of whom, Margaret Waldron, was the

driving force and organizer of the event. Thank you, Margaret, for a wonderful tribute.

A very large thank you also goes out to Caroline Leveillee, owner/manager of the GWSA’s favourite Tim

Hortons, for her contribution.

Submitted by Ross Coulter

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Photos by

Bill Adam


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 May 14 & 28 -

6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Wednesday May 8 & 22 -

12:30 pm-4:00 pm


Evergreen Auditorium

Eleanor Stern (519-837-2702)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Casual Bicycling

Various Locations in and

around Guelph

Ned Coates (519-835-9799)

Wed. - May 1 - Oct. 31

10:00 am to Noon


Evergreen Room 4

Sharyn Richards (519-822-1810)

Mondays - 6:30-9:00 pm

Thursdays - 1:00-4:00 pm

6-H B E

Evergreen Room 4

Dot Smith (519-836-6448)

Thursdays - 1:00-4:00 pm

B C 1

Evergreen Board Room

Veronica Sanche (519-821-1180)

Last Friday of month - 1-2:30 pm

B C 2

Room 2

Christine Trimble (519-823-2086)

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

B - W E L’ L

Brian Doucet (519-780-7093)

Mondays - 12:30-3:15 pm

B - E

Evergreen Room 3

David Pinkney (519-780-5302)

Tuesdays - 6:45-9:15 pm

Peter Traulsen (519-265-2376)

Thursdays - 12:30-3:30 pm


Evergreen Room 3

Conny Budarick (519-763-6651)

Fridays - 9:00-11:30 am


Evergreen Room 3

Ruby Brent (519-767-1954)

(Bunka B&B)

Wednesdays - 9:15 am-noon


Evergreen Hallway

Sharyn Richards (519-822-1810)

Wednesdays - 1-4 pm


Ken Fugler (519-767-0145)

Debbie Williams (519-820-7215)


Evergreen Hallway

Dave Wurr (519-509-1032)

Fridays - 9:30 am-noon


Evergreen Room 3

Ross Knechtel (226-706-4058)

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)

September, November, January,

March, May

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


Evergreen Room 2

Judy Montgomery (519-824-8047)

Fridays - 8:30 am-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)

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 Park.

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 (519-836-6448).

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 May, our selection is A Tree

Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

In June, we will be reading An Orphan’s

Tale by Pam Jenoff.

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

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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.


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:

Craft Group

Spring is here; that is what they

say! We have had very good

months with our sales. We are still

short of wool - please check your

craft supplies. If you have some,

please drop it off at the front desk.

Thank you for all your support.


Come out and have lots of fun

playing cribbage on Tuesdays from

12:45-4 pm in Room 3. The cost is

$2 per visit and the first visit is free

for newcomers, but you must be a

GWSA member after 3 visits. This

game is for “has been” players and

pros. You must have some knowledge

of Cribbage. The fees go to

the GWSA and supplies. The players

are very helpful in counting and

answering questions and instruction

is also available to assist you. If

you need to freshen up your game

or see how the game is played, go

to the website: “Cribbage Classic”.

For more information, call Sylvia

at 519-837-0446, Audrey at 519-

824-5891, or Joy at 519-822-9714.


Put on your dancing shoes Friday

afternoons from 1:00 to 3:30 pm.

Dance every second month at the

Evergreen Seniors Community

Centre, 519-823-1291.

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$8 includes light refreshments.

Singles and couples welcome,

membership not required.

D.J. Ted Lavoie plays a variety of

music, including pop, rock, 50s-

60s, country, ballroom, Latin, line

dance and more. Requests played.

Dates in 2019 are June 28, August

30, October 25 and December

20. Come out and join the fun.


Here are the high scores for March:

Bob McGill 140; Len Paxman 136;

Len Dodds 133; Ed Butler 131;

Audrey Blacklock 128; Marjorie

Smith 126; Lorne Smith 125; Barry

Scott 121; Rino Favaro 121; Terry

Spittles 116; Fred Lovett 116; David

Wilkins 114; Derek Coombes

113, 111 out; Grace Contini 112,

111 out; Vera Gooderham 112, 116

bullseye out; Jacqui Coombes 109;

111 out; Hester Witchey 106; Bob

Langham 102.


The Dominoes club meets every

Tuesday at 1:30 pm in the Dining

Room. The club plays Mexican

Train. The cost is $1.50 per visit.

Please contact Bev Baker at 519-

265-9139 regarding any questions

about the club. Come and have

some fun.


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 2019.

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 it.

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


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 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 music.

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

A long time ago, some academics

researched what people would

change about themselves, if they

could. Most commonly, it was their

hair. People with curly wanted

straight and the other way around.

No one wished they were bald, but

a lot of people are. Our April theme

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Specializing in:

Estate Planning, Wills, Estates, Real Estate, Business Law

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

105 Silvercreek Pkwy. N., Guelph


Helping families to buy and sell since 2007.

Contact Jackie to enquire about Riverside Residence on the

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


We design a positive

experience, leaving you

with an everlasting

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Where all your medical needs can be addressed

Under one roof. 175 Chancellors Way, Guelph



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was bald heads and our members

went out to capture the essence of

baldness. The results are on display

in the Evergreen Restaurant. Everything

from bald eagles to billiard

balls made it into the frames.

Our “field trip” took us to the

Hamilton Museum of Steam and

Technology. You’ll find some of

our photos on our website at

Our theme for May is “farm animals”.

We are well into spring by

now, summer will be on us soon,

and the farm fields are bursting

with new life. We’ll be out photographing

it for you.

We are a friendly group of amateur

photographers with equipment

ranging from mobile phones and

point-and-shoot cameras to fancy

DSLR models. We share a common

interest in photography as a

hobby and we learn from each other.

New members are always welcome.

Our regular meetings are on

the last Monday of every month.

If you are interested in joining,

contact Jean McClelland by email:


Pickleball is a sport in which four

players use solid paddles made of

wood or composite materials to hit

a perforated polymer ball over a

net. The sport shares features of

other racquet sports: the dimensions

and layout of a badminton

court and a net and rules similar to

tennis, with a few modifications.

This sport is for people of all

ages who are looking for some fun,

laughter, socialization and exercise.

It’s easy to learn, but can be challenging

for those with a competitive

nature. All levels of skill invited.

Pickleball equipment is provided.

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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



Come on out and join our group.

Enjoy some gentle exercise, friendship

and fun. Membership is available

to all paid-up GWSA members

for a $10 fee every six

months. You also have the option

of paying $1.00 per game. Register

the first time you play. Beginners

are welcome and instruction is

available. The group plays Tuesdays

and Wednesdays from 1:30 to

3 p.m.


The Silvertones Choir was

formed in 1980 and now boasts

over 50 members. The mixed

group of seniors share the love of

singing - songs old and new. They

also love to entertain with their

singing and to spread cheer.

The choir is now busy enjoying its

annual sing-out program (with significant

success) at local seniors

and retirement homes and residences.

There will be a special sing-out

in the Auditorium of the Evergreen

Centre during its Open House. The

choir will sing from 11:45 to 12:45


Here are the details of the rest of

the May sing-outs which take us up

to the end of our current year:

May 10 - Arbor Trails,

32 Bayberry Drive, 2:30 pm

May 17 - St. Joseph’s Outreach,

69 Huron Street, 2:00 pm

May 24 - Eden House,

Wellington County Road 29,

Rockwood, 2:00 pm

Our songs for this year are from

across Canada as well as a segment

from Canadian Country and Western


The program begins with ‘I’d

Like to Teach the World to Sing’,

‘The Journey’ and ‘Hymn to Freedom’.

From across Canada, ‘When

It’s Springtime in the Rockies’,

‘Blue Prairie’, ‘A Place to Stand’

and ‘Song for Mira’ feature. ‘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’.

Our Finale is beautiful renditions

of ‘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 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.

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Wellington Foot Clinic

Professional Footcare & Custom Foot Orthotics

Jessica K. Mann

Registered Chiropodist / Foot Specialist

Professional, Safe Treatment of a Variety of Foot Conditions

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

- Custom Foot Orthotics

- Covered by most extended health insurance providers

- No referral needed!!! Free parking

- Morning, Evening and Saturday Appointments Available

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


Home visits only - Guelph, KW and area

18 years experience $40-43 per visit

Toenail trimming, callous & corn care,

foot massage for better circulation.

Cell: 519.994.1310

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The primary focus of the club is

to have fun, build friendships and

socialize. Your snooker skill level

is irrelevant so don’t feel intimidated

if you are a beginner. Prospective

members may visit the club

room up to three times without

charge to help with their decision

on whether to join. While most of

the current members are men, there

is a small group of women who

play regularly (typically on Tuesday

mornings), so ladies, don’t be

shy, give it a try.

Membership is available to all

paid-up members of the GWSA on

payment of the prescribed annual

snooker activity fee. The current

fee of $70 (plus tax) buys you access

to the Snooker Room any time

it is open and all the snooker you

care to play.

Texas Hold ’Em

Why not come out and have fun

with us? We are averaging about

16 players a week. We are situated

in the Dining Room, as we find this

a more comfortable place to play

and the tables are exactly right for


We charge $1.50 per week and

pretty well all of that goes to

GWSA. Our time is from 6:30 to

8:30 p.m.

Each player starts off with $602

in real casino chips. We do not

play for money, but more for 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


We will gladly teach anyone who

is interested in playing. Our aim is

to have fun and enjoy a sociable

game of Texas Hold ’Em. We welcome

everyone who wants to play

and enjoys company.

Remember, you have to be a

member of GWSA to play.

Contacts: Mike Rooke, 519-824-

2472 or Garry Lazzari, 519-763-


Walking Club

We have now started our walks

and, after the first walk, we are

meeting at Riverside Park at the

picnic shelter. We meet at 9:30

a.m. every Thursday morning unless

notified otherwise.

We look forward to meeting our

walkers from last year and some

new members. It is a great way to

make new friends while enjoying

the fresh air.

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.

Membership and Marketing

Committee Corner

Come one and all! Come and celebrate your membership in GWSA.

An Open House on May 3 will be a fun event for all. Come and see other activities of

GWSA. Please bring a friend or two with you to see the programs and possibly become a

member. When we survey people, as to why they joined, the most popular answer is that

they learned about GWSA from someone. Be that someone!

Help us grow stronger. And remember, your smile and friendly comments are what keeps

us going.

Connie Shaw, Chair of Membership and marketing. Always open to your note about how

someone shows the best of GWSA. Drop it into the office in our mail box.

Be Active - Get Involved - Make Friends

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities MAY 2019

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Everyday Activities


Book Nook— Mon-Fri –


Aquatic Arthritic Relief

(West End Community

Centre) (519-837-5657)

Weekend Activities


9a-12p Table Tennis,

May 4, 18

10a-12p Darts, May 4, 18,



1:15-3:15p Badminton,

May 5, 19, 26


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

9:30a Walking Club P

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

12:45-3p Silvertones

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W


9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre


9a-12p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1-4p West End Arts W

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker



9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

10a-12p Food Demo Rm 2

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard


9a-12p Badminton

9:30a Walking Club P

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


9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12:30p Arthritis Society


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

9:30a Walking Club P

10a-12p Educ. Series

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-2p Feel Better Move Well W

1-3p Line Dancing


8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

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1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre

7-9 p Computer Club




9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

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

1:30-3:30p 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


9a-12p Pickleball

10a-12p Outreach

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1-4p West End Arts W

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker


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

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

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard


9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-4p Wed. Euchre


9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9a-4p Watercolours

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W


9a-12p Badminton

9:30a Walking Club P

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


9a-12p Badminton

9:30a Walking Club P

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

1:30-3p Book Club 2


8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre


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

12:45-3p Silvertones

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-2:30p Book Club

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

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

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

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

Small box of vegetables and fruit—$15.00

Large box of vegetables and fruit—$20.00

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

Solutions on pg. 40

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“Our Young Seniors”

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


Legault, John - May 2 (85)

Bard, Frank - May 19 (95)



Legault, John & Natalie - May 2, 1959

(60 years)

Christie, Edward (Ted) and Helen -

May 14, 1949 (70 years)

Newman, Ron & Leona - May 18, 1957

(62 years)

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

Hughes, Michael passed away on Friday, April 5,

2019 at the age of 43. Son of George Hughes, longtime

member of the Sentinel Team and the GWSA.

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held at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

unless otherwise indicated — call 519-823-1291.

Your Community Guide is available at the Centre and online at




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: 7

Fee: $51.59 Members,

$66.59 Non-Members

Mon July 8, 1:15 p.m.

Code: 222725

No class: Aug 5

Classes: 9

Fee: $66.33 Members,

$81.33 Non-Members

Wed July 3, 9:15 a.m.

Code: 224970

Classes: 9

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $66.33 Members,

$81.33 Non-Members

Thu July 4, 2 p.m. Code: 222726

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 July 5, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 222736

Classes: 9

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $66.33 Members,

$81.33 Non-Members

Tue July 2, 2 p.m. Code: 222737


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: 9

Fee: $66.33 Members,

$81.33 Non-Members

Wed July 3, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 224969

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: 7

Fee: $58.96 Members,

$73.96 Non-Members

Mon July 8, 10:30 a.m.

Code: 222742

No class: Aug 5

Qi Gong 2 (Chi Kung)

This class is a Chinese blend of exercise,

stretching and meditation.

The classes focus on “Eighteen Postures

for Daily Practice”, a Qi Gong

set that integrates East and West in a

series of gentle exercises designed

to maintain and enhance health.

Adapting classical Qi Gong forms,

this style incorporates therapeutic

exercise, self-massage and meditation.

Qi Gong 2 class explores varia-

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Callous and Corn Treatment

Nail Trimming

Fungal Nail Treatment




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tions, including qigong walking.

Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 9

Fee: $44.19 Members,

$59.19 Non-Members

Thu July 4, 11 a.m. Code: 222743

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: 9

Fee: $56.70 Members,

$71.70 Non-Members

Wed July 3, 12:15 p.m.

Code: 222744

Wed July 3, 2:45 p.m.

Code: 223025

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

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Classes: 9

Fee: $56.70 Members,

$71.70 Non-Members

Wed July 3, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 222745

Strength and Cardio Level 2

The intermediate/advanced strength

training class focuses on a low impact

cardio warmup. This class performs

functional exercises that include

balance, flexibility and cardiovascular

movements. Exercises are

performed sitting and standing. A

variety of equipment is used

throughout the classes which may

include bands, stability balls and

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weights of your choice. Join us to

keep your body fit!

Class length: 50 mins

Classes: 7

Fee: $44.10 Members,

$59.10 Non-Members

Mon July 8, 8:55 a.m. Code: 222746

No class: Aug 5

Classes: 9

Fee: $56.70 Members,

$71.70 Non-Members

Fri July 5, 8:55 a.m. Code: 222752

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: 7

Fee: $44.10 Members,

$59.10 Non-Members

Mon July 8, 8 a.m. Code: 222747

No class: Aug 5

Classes: 9

Fee: $56.70 Members,

$71.70 Non-Members

Fri July 5, 8 a.m. Code: 222748

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: 9

Fee: $56.70 Members,

$71.70 Non-Members

Tue July 2, 8:45 a.m.

Code: 222750

Thu July 4, 8:45 a.m.

Code: 222749

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: 9

Fee: $56.70 Members,

$71.70 Non-Members

Wed July 3, 8 a.m. Code: 222751

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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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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

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 June 10, 10 a.m. Code: 222662

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

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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.


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July 15

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$25.00 discount coupon

with this ad

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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

Computer Maintenance and Peak


Is your computer running slow? Got

a lot of ‘garbage’ on your computer?

Need to understand antivirus software?

You can use your existing

Windows software to clean that up

and get peak performance to keep

your computer running smoothly.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 3

Fee: $31.30 Members,

$46.30 Non-Members

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

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,

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$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


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 as if 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

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

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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: 6

Fee: $123 Members,

$138 Non-Members

Wed July 24, 12 noon

Code: 222741

Wed July 24, 12:30 p.m.

Code: 225124

Wed July 24, 1:15 p.m.

Code: 225125

Wed July 24, 1:45 p.m.

Code: 225126

Wed July 24, 2:30 p.m.

Code: 225127


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

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

Summer Sketching

Let’s go outside and sketch! Summer

time is the best time for plein

air. Learn how to catch moments in

your sketchbook. Please plan to be

outside for this class, dressing appropriately

for the weather.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 3

Fee: $50 Members,

$65 Non-Members

Mon, Tue, Thur July 15, 16, 18,

9 a.m. Code: 224877

Summer Watercolour

Let’s go outside to paint with watercolour!

Summer time is the best

time for plein air. Allow watercolours

to flow down and enjoy their

luminosity. Please plan to be outside

for this class, dressing appropriately

for the weather.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 3

Fee: $50 Members,

$65 Non-Members

Mon, Wed, Thur Aug 26, 28, 29,

9 a.m. Code: 224474


This watercolours class is for all

levels of painters. The instructor

will work with participants on an

individual basis or in small groups

of similar interest or skill.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 8

Fee: $115.84 Members,

$130.84 Non-Members

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

No class: May 20

Beginner Watercolours

Discover this sensuous, translucent

and flowing medium! Allow yourself

to be creative, playful, sponta-

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neous, and messy and have fun with

learning basic and experimental

watercolour techniques. Enjoy

practising 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


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 modelling

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.)


Did you know that you can

purchase your Guelph transit

tickets and monthly passes at the

Evergreen Seniors Community

Centre? Tickets are also available

at all City recreation centres and at

ServiceGuelph at City Hall.



Mary Lynn Woods, keyboardist for

the Silvertones, is seeking versatile

musicians to establish a GWSA

house band!

Our upcoming November Ceilidh

Show requires guitar, bass, fiddle,

mandolin and percussion positions.

Participants must have their own


Call Mary Lynn at


for more information and

a jam session!

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My Name is Clancy!

by Ross Coulter

Let me introduce myself. My name is Clancy. I am

a feline of the first order, that being “I am a cat”. I

am a Tom by sex, meaning a male of the species, but

“Tom” may be a misnomer as someone did a snip

job on me. I haven’t and never will sire kittens. I

have never subscribed to a DNA test as far as trying

to determine my genetic heritage, but there are those,

professional vets included, who have taken a stab at

guessing. Results inconclusive. You see, I am a big

ball of mostly black fur with white on my chin extending

down my chest and tummy. I also have

white paws. Some people refer to that as a “tuxedo

look” and thus have referred to me as a “tuxedo cat”,

but there is no such official breed in any feline listings

that I am aware of. I guess one would have to

refer to me as a mixed breed. But which ones?

As far as I know, I was born in Canada of suspect

parentage it seems, but it has been speculated that I

have a mix of Maine Coon, a bit of American there,

and Northland Forest, a Norwegian breed that gives

me some international flavour. I can rightly subscribe

to both as I fit the mold for both. I am semi

long-haired, big boned and have an average adult

weight of up to 25 pounds. I am currently weighing

in at around 29 pounds, but I attribute the bit extra to

my advancing age. It also doesn’t help that I am an

indoor cat and don’t have much room to run around

and exercise when not sleeping or eating, of which I

do a lot.

I’m not as sensitive about divulging my age as

some feline femmes might be, so I don’t mind revealing

that I am, by best guess, 13 human years old

going on 14. I remember very little about my formative

years, just that somehow I wound up in a cage at

the local humane society when I was two years old. I

have no idea how I got there or what went before.

All I know is that I was kept warm and well fed with

a bit of cuddling thrown in. That sure made me purr!

I remember the day I was adopted because of the

fuss the couple I now call my master and mistress

made over me. They couldn’t stop hugging and petting

me. I still get a lot of that. My mistress brushes

me every day and my master gives me great body

and leg massages. The only complication in my life

is my current roommate, the little “brat” they adopted

the same day as me. He was only four months old

and I guess they thought he was so cute they couldn’t

leave him behind to who-knows-what fate. He

was kind of pushy and really endeared himself.

We’ve been roommates for the last 12 years and he

hasn’t changed a bit, always demanding attention,

and getting it! They named him Casey.

I am so different. I am quiet and

gentle despite my size and I have a

very soft voice. I think my only

negative, besides missing the litter

box on rare occasion, is that I

seem to have a built-in food clock. But

for the little “brat”, I’d probably sleep longer in

the morning, but he likes to be fed really early and

his supposedly cutsie antics rouse both me and my

master. Who am I to refuse food when it’s laid out?

I’m not a clock watcher, I couldn’t tell a clock from

a food dish, but my tummy tells me daily when it’s

12:00 noon and I go searching for the hand that feeds

wherever in the house it may be found. That’s when

I let out my soft plaintive cry. It gets the desired effect

and I get lunch. I use the same tactic come five

o’clock and I get dinner. My master is a real pushover

and sometimes I wonder who the real master is.

I say no more on that issue. Instinct tells me that cats

have always reigned.

The only real problem I have with my current existence

is my weight. I really am heavier than I

should be and I now waddle when I walk and have to

take it slow going up and down stairs. My humans

seldom pick me up now, certainly not nearly as often

as the “brat”, and I have great difficulty jumping up

on their laps when they’re sitting on the sofa or an

easy chair, besides which the “brat” already has their

attention. What a big suck he is! They never call me

fat for fear they might hurt my feelings, but they often

call me “Huphalump”. What’s a “Huphalump”?

I have no idea, but I certainly wish they would just

call me Clancy!

To be continued with Casey the “Brat’s” rebuttal!


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Chris Fraser

The Book Nook —

“A Lending Library”

We are open Monday to

Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

* * * *

Here is another great book to

read - “The Survivors” by Kate


In Poland just after the war had

ended, Klara Janowska and her

daughter walk for weeks to get to a

displaced persons camp. They had

no home or family left and travelled

in the darkness through damp

woods, avoiding others who would

harm them and steal whatever they


The Graufield Displaced Persons

camp held thousands of people like

Klara and her daughter. It was

cramped and dirty, but Klara

would do anything to survive and

find her way to England where she

had relatives.

One day, Klara recognized a man

in the camp who she knew back in

Warsaw. He was an SS officer

masquerading as a displaced person

and she knew instantly that she

and her daughter were in great

danger. She asked around and

found out he was using a fake

name, but she knew his real identity

and she was determined to find

which hut he was in so that she

could kill him before he killed her.

Davide Bouvier worked in the

administration office and became

Klara’s friend. She told him about

the man, Jan Blach, and who he

really was, and he tried to help her,

not wanting any harm to come to

her. Klara’s daughter, Alicja,

knew her mother was afraid of this

man, and wanted to know why, but

her mother told her she had known

him in her past and that he was


This story tells of Klara’s determination

to get out of the camp

and somehow get her daughter to


I hope you will enjoy this story

of love and loss in the aftermath of

the war.

We have recently purchased

some new books which I hope you

will enjoy reading. We do ask that

any books signed out are returned

within 3 weeks. Thank you for

your co-operation.

Happy Reading,

Your bookworm and Librarian,

Chris Fraser


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

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

it to remain in longer, please contact The Sentinel office

and/or leave us a message. If your item sells, please let us

know so that we can remove it. NO ‘Accommodation’ or

‘Vehicle’ ads will be included in the Evergreen Market.

Such ads will be treated as advertising inserted within these

pages at the current Sentinel advertising rates plus HST.

Thank you, Sentinel Administrator.


Golf Cart, Bag & Clubs

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

Asking $70 or nearest offer. Call 519-824-0443.

Pickleball Shoes

One pair of pickleball shoes, men’s size 10. Asking $20.

Call 519-837-1965.

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.


Kindle plus charger, $50. Call 519-767-1066.

Cabbage Patch Dolls

Two dolls - one red hair/other one blonde. Cleaned &

ready for a new home. Asking $10 each. Call 519-821-


Portable A/C, Table, Golf Cart, etc.

Portable air conditioner, high efficiency 14,000 BTU, excellent

condition, $200. Teak round table, 42” diameter

with 14” extension, very good condition, $150. Threewheeled

golf cart, $50. Men’s golf bag, $25. Large suitcase,

$10. A Eureka tent, sleeps 4 adults, $15. Cart for

moving, converts to trolley, $15. Best offer on each item.

Available until May 31. Call 519-265-4486.

Camp Grill Stand

Foldable camp grill stand. Carry bag included. Size:

57”x19”x32”. Asking $20. Call 519-821-8812.


Invacare Pegasus Metro 4W, purchased July 2018, hardly

used. Asking $2,000. Please text or call 519-835-0066.



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

Free advertising for GWSA members ONLY.



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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 JULY 2019 - Register on MAY 8, 2019


Thursday, July 25, 2019 — Foster Festival, St. Catherines

Total Cost: Members: $117 Non Members: $127 Code: 228327

Join us in St. Catharines to see “Hilda’s Yard”, a play by Norm Foster, part of the Foster Festival being

held at the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre. “Hilda’s Yard” is a comedy about empty nesters who

want to rekindle their romance - home suddenly becomes a bit crowded with returning children and very

exotic visitors. Lunch will be provided at a restaurant nearby.

Leave Evergreen: 10 am Carousel: 10:05 am Square: 10:05 am Return: 5:30-6 pm

NOTE: There may still be tickets available for the Shaw Festival trip on Thursday, July 4.

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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