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The Guelph/Wellington Seniors Association

A non-profit organization based at the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

http://www.gwsa-guelph.ca

Ross Knechtel - Webmaster

Directors & Officers

— President tba

— Vice-President tba

— Secretary tba

— Treasurer tba

Directors

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

Assistants

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

Manager

Tracy Benson — Customer Service Clerk

Tonie Sacchetti — Recreation

Co-ordinator — Senior Services

Samantha Ferrier — Recreation Co-ordinator

— Volunteers

Jocelynn Desroches — Chef

Janice Walls, Brian Treleaven — Assistant

Cooks

Kim Barton — Facility Maintainer

Lorne Wollis — Cleaner

Harvinder Marjara, Farial Hashimi, Nathan

Luck, Mary Loudoun — Customer Service

Clerk II

Lynne Briggs — Manager of Recreation

Services

All others working at the Evergreen

are GWSA Volunteers

E S C C

A City of Guelph Recreation Facility run in

partnership with the Community Services Department

of the City of Guelph and the Guelph/

Wellington Seniors Association

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

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

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

(closed Statutory Holidays)

Read The Sentinel on our website,

www.gwsa-guelph.ca

ISSN: 0383 817X

Hello GWSA members:

We are happy to report that the United Way has reinstated funding

for GWSA to run CSS programs for another year. Pending a review

of GWSA’s governance and successful program delivery outcomes

in March 2020, we will receive the third year of funding from our

previous award.

Over 140 members attended the special Membership meeting held

Monday, May 13, in the Evergreen Centre Auditorium. Attendees

came to cast their votes for new Directors and a collection of member

-initiated motions. Thank you to everyone who helped with meeting

setup and logistics.

The meeting opened with a statement from the Directors who remained

after the April 24 resignations. They spoke of their commitment

to more openness and transparency in routine governance matters

along with their desire to involve GWSA members in future discussions

about major policy changes. Members elected six new

Interim Directors nominated by the remaining Board:

Becky Fiedler – Computer Mentoring, Quilting Group, and

special technology projects as needed

Ken Fugler – Canoe Club President

Ann Grant – Volunteer with CSS Gentle Exercise Program

Roger Stevens – Member of Canoe Club and longtime volunteer

with CSS Outreach

Mike Woof – Sound technician for special events

Ross Knechtel, a previous Board member, was nominated from

the floor.

After the election of the new Interim Directors, everyone’s attention

turned to the motions provided by the Save CSS campaign. The

motions addressed the establishment of a trustworthy proxy voting

process for the 2020 AGM; a recommitment to term limits for Directors;

and, of course, support for Community Support Services. Another

motion reminded the Board that GWSA is a membership organization

and instructed the Board to revise Governance documents

to more accurately reflect that fact and to increase transparency.

Members voted to pass all motions and the new Board immediately

agreed to begin working under the new rules.

If you would like to help shape the future direction of the GWSA,

please consider volunteering for one of the organization’s committees.

You’ll find committee descriptions and a form to indicate your

interest elsewhere in this month’s Sentinel.

Your new Board will be hard at work preparing for the AGM on

the 25th of this month. We hope to see you there!

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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GWSA Committees

Please consider volunteering to serve on one of the GWSA’s committees by filling out the GWSA

Committee Volunteer Form available in the Sentinel or online. Committees offer GWSA members

an opportunity to contribute their talents to improve the organization and shape its direction. The

combined efforts of talented committee members lead to better decisions which benefits everyone.

Community Support Services (Chair: Maryanne

Wilford)

Supports the continued development,

implementation, accountability and sustainability of

the GWSA Community Support Services. Provides

expert guidance through peer support, community

consultation and collaboration.

Dance Committee (Chair: TBA)

Responsible for Friday Afternoon Dances which

occur about every two months with themes related to

the time of year such as Halloween, Christmas and

Valentine’s Day.

Finance Committee (Chair: GWSA Treasurer)

Advises and assists the Board and the Treasurer in

the development, implementation and annual review

of the financial policies and procedures and the

financial operations of all of the activities of the

Association. This committee meets on the Second

Thursday of the month at 9:30 am in the Board

Room.

Food Services Advisory Committee (Chair: TBA)

Gives advice concerning:

- the regular lunchroom program – both hot meals

and snacks

- guidelines for catering for special functions

- assures all Department of Health policies are

adhered to regarding the service and preparation of

food.

Fundraising/Special Events (Chair: TBA)

Responsible for special events including the Give

From the Heart Food Drive, The Day Before, the

Mayor’s Mental Health Symposium, and the 100-

Year-Old Club.

Governance Committee (Chair: GWSA Vicepresident)

Advises and assists the Board in the development,

implementation and review of the Constitution Bylaws,

and Policies and Procedures. This committee

meets on the First Tuesday of the month in the Board

Room at 9:30 am.

Human Resources Management

Committee (Chair: TBA)

Implements the GWSA Human Resource Policy for

GWSA staff which includes anyone who receives

payment for services. Reports on issues related to

staffing.

Membership and Marketing Committee (Chair:

Connie Shaw)

Responsible to the Board for all membership and

marketing initiatives with the focus on maximum

interest of members, based on the Strategic Plan of

the Association. This Committee meets on the

Second Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am in the

Board Room.

Program Committee (Co-chairs: Kerry Detlor,

Athar Khan)

Plans, organizes and reviews all of our recreational

and educational programs. This Committee meets on

the 1st Thursday of the month at 9:30 am in Room 2.

Sentinel Committee (Chair: TBA)

Defines the purpose and each of the content

categories of The Sentinel newsletter.

Succession Planning and Nominating

Committee (Chair: TBA)

Seeks people who have leadership qualities, who

would be appropriate candidates for the Board of

Directors and who are current GWSA members, or

eligible for GWSA membership. Ensures that there is

a full slate of candidates to fill the positions of

retiring Board members. Makes recommendations to

the Board regarding the list of GWSA Officers

immediately following the AGM.

Travel Committee (Chair: Joanne White)

Explores, plans, publicizes, and promotes various

trips of interest to our membership. This Committee

meets on the First Monday of the month at 10:00 am

in the Board Room.

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(Continued from page 4)

Variety Show Committee (Chair: TBA)

Responsible for the organization and the production

of the Annual GWSA Christmas Variety Show. This

committee meets 11 times per year on the Second

Friday of the month at 9:30 am in the Board Room.

Volunteer Advisory Committee (Chair: TBA)

Works to maintain communication between the

GWSA Board of Directors and the Co-ordinator of

Volunteer Services. This committee meets on the

Second Wednesday of the month at 10 am in the

Board Room.

GWSA Committee Volunteer Form

(please print)

First name: _______________________

Email: ___________________________

Last name: ____________________

Phone: _______________________

Which committee(s) are you interested in serving on?

____ Community Support Services ____ Membership and Marketing

____ Dance

____ Program

____ Finance

____ Sentinel

____ Food Services Advisory ____ Succession Planning & Nominating

____ Fundraising/Special Events ____ Travel

____ Governance

____ Variety Show

____ Human Resources Management ____ Volunteer Advisory

What skills or abilities do you have that will contribute to committee work?

What committees or boards have you served on in the past?

What else would you like to add about yourself?

Please complete and return to the Front Desk at the Evergreen Centre or email to:

committees@gwsa-guelph.ca no later than July 15.

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THE EDITOR’S PAGE by Linda Green

It's that time of year when the outdoors beckon!

Spending time outdoors is good for all ages, but

especially beneficial if you are “getting up there” in

years. It increases our vitamin D levels, which helps fight

certain conditions such as osteoporosis, cancer, heart

attacks and depression. Make getting outside one of your

goals for the summer, spending less time in front of the

television or computer. Just making the trip to attend an

indoor function can have some of the same health

benefits. The health and social benefits of staying active

are plentiful. Of course, you want to keep summer

safety in mind. Summer can bring extreme heat that will

increase the risk of dehydration, heat stroke, and other

health risks, so be sure to practise safety first.

Summer Ideas for Those with Mobility Issues

Picnic at a Local Park or Playground - get back to

nature by packing a lunch and eating outdoors. Your

grandchildren might enjoy this outing as well. You can

also just sit on a bench and enjoy the neighbourhood

children having fun.

Reinvent your Green Thumb - did you always enjoy

gardening? There is no need to give it up even if you

have mobility issues that keep you from bending over.

Plant your vegetables or flowers in raised flowerbeds or

pots. Adapt or purchase tools that will make working in

the garden easier.

Join or Start your Own Book Club - if your

community does not have a book club, invent one. Ask

you local churches for help in getting the word out or

check with your local library; they may have an existing

program. Then start by just sharing books that each of

you have enjoyed.

Attend a Coffee Group - or start one with your friends

and neighbours. Members can take turns hosting in their

homes. Meet once a week or monthly.

Community Events

Attend Museum Activities - many museums offer

summer activities.

Art Walk / Gallery Openings - Stroll your downtown to

see what local artists offer. To see what your community

offers, check the community events calendar in the

newspaper.

Catch a Sporting Event - this can be any local sporting

event. Enjoy a local Little League team, your

grandchild’s team, minor league or even a professional

event. Many stadiums offer discounts for senior citizens.

Walk Around the Flea Markets, Farmers Markets, or

Craft Shows – check the community events section in

your local newspaper or news broadcasting.

Catch an Outdoor Theatre or Concert Event - again

check your local media community events section.

Special Printing For Members

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

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

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

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

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

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

member to take advantage of this.

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

DONATIONS

To donate easily, with a credit

card, visit our website

www.gwsa-guelph.ca and click

on the ‘Donate’ button or call:

519-823-1291

August 1, 2019 is the deadline for

submissions for the

September 2019 Sentinel.

Email submissions to: sentinel@gwsa-guelph.ca

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the September issue

is on August 29, 2019.

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos

(but we’ll do our best).

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Evergreen Restaurant - June 2019

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The Evergreen Restaurant is open to the public and

serves a large variety of menu items that are available

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

(except holidays):

Breakfast Foods

Homemade Soups

Bakery Items

Sandwiches

Salads

Beverages

The daily featured Lunch is served from 11:30 am

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

available for your convenience.

Our goal is to provide balanced, nutritious meals.

We provide great quality, while keeping costs reasonable.

The tremendous support of volunteers in

the restaurant helps us achieve this goal.

Featured Hot Lunch

$7.15 + tax

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a

balanced nutritional meal.

LUNCH DELIVERED

We offer free delivery to the following adjacent

apartments — Riverside Gardens, Riverside Residences

on the Park, The Driftwood, and The Diplomat,

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

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

x2696 to order.

Only meal cards totalling a full meal will be

accepted for deliveries. NO CASH or PARTIAL

ORDERS.

A sandwich with soup/salad will be charged the

same as a full meal.

Catering

Catering is available by special order: Hot/cold

drinks, sweet trays, sandwiches, etc. Please have

your order to the customer service clerk in the office

at least 48 hours prior to your event. This allows

staff to ensure that your catering needs will be

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

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

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

5

Sausage &

Sauerkraut

on a Bun

5

Yorkshire & Beef

Slice

5

Liver & Onions

or 2nd Choice

6

Chicken Noodle

Casserole

7

Roast Chicken

10

11

12

13

14

Chicken

Paprikash

Roast Pork

Quiche

Meatloaf

Fish & Chips

17

18

19

20

21

Pork Chops

Meatballs

Western Omelette

Stuffed Chicken

Meat Pies

24

25

26

27

28

Salmon

Hamburger

Cabbage Rolls

BLT Sandwich

Super Duper

Salad Plate

Vegetarian/gluten

free options are

available daily.

Please inquire

with the Chef.

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Evergreen Restaurant - July 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

Sandwiches

Salads

Beverages

The daily featured Lunch is served from 11:30 am

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

available for your convenience.

Our goal is to provide balanced, nutritious meals.

We provide great quality, while keeping costs reasonable.

The tremendous support of volunteers in

the restaurant helps us achieve this goal.

Featured Hot Lunch

$7.15 + tax

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a

balanced nutritional meal.

LUNCH DELIVERED

We offer free delivery to the following adjacent

apartments — Riverside Gardens, Riverside Residences

on the Park, The Driftwood, and The Diplomat,

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

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

x2696 to order.

Only meal cards totalling a full meal will be

accepted for deliveries. NO CASH or PARTIAL

ORDERS.

A sandwich with soup/salad will be charged the

same as a full meal.

Catering

Catering is available by special order: Hot/cold

drinks, sweet trays, sandwiches, etc. Please have

your order to the customer service clerk in the office

at least 48 hours prior to your event. This allows

staff to ensure that your catering needs will be

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

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

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

1 Closed

Canada

Day

2

Meat Pies

3

Turkey Wrap

4

Veal Parmesan

5

Roast Pork

8

9

10

11

12

Roast Chicken

Western Sandwich

Tuna Melts

BLT Sandwich

Super Duper

Salad Plate

15

16

17

18

19

Lasagna

Philly Cheese Steak

Sausage &

Sauerkraut

on a Bun

Liver & Onions or

2nd Choice

Fish & Chips

22

23

24

25

26

Roast Beef

Yorkshire Slice

Chicken Club on a

Bun

Crab Sandwich

Cabbage Rolls

Meatloaf

29

Ribs

30

Western Omelette

31

Chicken a la King

over Vol-au-Vents

Vegetarian/gluten

free options are

available daily.

Please inquire

with the Chef.

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Evergreen Restaurant - August 2019

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The Evergreen Restaurant is open to the public and

serves a large variety of menu items that are available

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

(except holidays):

Breakfast Foods

Homemade Soups

Bakery Items

Sandwiches

Salads

Beverages

The daily featured Lunch is served from 11:30 am

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

available for your convenience.

Our goal is to provide balanced, nutritious meals.

We provide great quality, while keeping costs reasonable.

The tremendous support of volunteers in

the restaurant helps us achieve this goal.

Featured Hot Lunch

$7.15 + tax

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a

balanced nutritional meal.

LUNCH DELIVERED

We offer free delivery to the following adjacent

apartments — Riverside Gardens, Riverside Residences

on the Park, The Driftwood, and The Diplomat,

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

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

x2696 to order.

Only meal cards totalling a full meal will be

accepted for deliveries. NO CASH or PARTIAL

ORDERS.

A sandwich with soup/salad will be charged the

same as a full meal.

Catering

Catering is available by special order: Hot/cold

drinks, sweet trays, sandwiches, etc. Please have

your order to the customer service clerk in the office

at least 48 hours prior to your event. This allows

staff to ensure that your catering needs will be

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

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

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Vegetarian/gluten

free options are

available daily.

Please inquire

with the Chef.

1

Quiche

2

Meatloaf

5 Closed

John

Galt Day

6

Salisbury Steak

7

Roast Chicken

8

Baked Ham

19

Veal Parmesan

12

13

14

15

16

Rainbow Trout

Tourtiere

Swiss Steak

Super Salad Plate

Roast Beef

19

20

21

22

23

Stuffed Chicken

Ribs

Chicken a la King

over Vol-au-Vents

Turkey Dinner

Liver & Onions or

2nd Choice

26

Beef Stew

27

Roast Pork

28

Cabbage Rolls

29

Rib & Chicken

Drumstick Combo

30

Fish & Chips

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Volunteer Corner by Samantha Ferrier

Volunteer Survey Results –

National Volunteer Week

Thank you to everyone who

took the time to complete and

return the volunteer survey. We

received quite a large amount of

surveys providing comments,

feedback and suggestions. All

surveys have been reviewed and

the suggestions made have been

taken into consideration.

A few follow-up comments:

-A reminder to all volunteers:

you are permitted to have one

free beverage during your volunteer

shift on the day you are volunteering.

You are required to

have your name tag on to receive

your free beverage from the Dining

Room or front desk.

-Recording of your hours is very

important and plays a key component

in the statistics for the

volunteer program. We are encouraging

volunteers to use the

Volgistics database to log your

hours. All volunteers are required

to submit or log your

hours on a daily, weekly or

monthly basis. If you are still not

able to sign in for your hours or

if you have any questions or

need assistance, please speak to

Samantha in the main office.

I am very open to listen and

receive feedback regarding your

volunteer experience on an ongoing

basis to improve and or

support all volunteer positions

and roles. Any feedback or suggestions

in helping the volunteer

program better is strongly encouraged

as you, as the volunteer,

play a vital role in this organization.

Your feedback is

greatly appreciated and helps to

maintain a strong volunteer team

and program for everyone to enjoy.

Thank you, Thank you,

Thank you!

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Thank You

Art and Dorothy Riley

The volunteer program would

like to thank Art and Dorothy

Riley for all their dedicated

years of volunteering here at the

Evergreen. We cannot thank you

enough for the amount of years

that you committed to serving

the Evergreen Seniors Community

Centre.

Upcoming Volunteer Awards

Ontario Senior Achievement

Award. This award recognizes

individuals for significant contributions

to their communities after

the age of 65. Up to 20 individuals

are recognized each

year. Deadline is June 8, 2019.

Canada Volunteer Awards

(CVA) recognize the significant

contributions of individual

volunteers, not-for-profit organizations

and businesses across the

country in helping communities.

Deadline is June 8, 2019.

Please fully complete the

Nomination Form located at the

front desk and return it to Samantha

in the main office. Those

who are eligible for an award

will be chosen. Your assistance

and input is greatly appreciated

with this process. If you have

any further questions, please feel

free to speak to Samantha from

Monday to Friday between 8:30-

4:30.

All Volunteers – Training and

Orientation: Anyone new to the

volunteer team within the last 2

years, or who has not completed

their AODA and training, will be

required to register for one of the

trainings. It is a great refresher

for anyone, speaks to your role

as a volunteer, policies and procedures

and how the GWSA and

City work together. Please speak

to Samantha in the main office

for more details and to register.

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.

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.

Dining Room Cash/Coffee

Volunteers are needed for the

dining room cash and coffee. We

are looking for people who are

interested in both roles, as we

want to have this as an inter-

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Program Manager, Senior Services by Adam Rutherford

Sometimes the ball bounces your way….

Hello GWSA members, friends and supporters!

A few nights ago, I was lucky enough to attend

the Toronto Raptors’ final game in their best of 7

series with the Philadelphia 76ers. The game was a

bit messy, the crowd and home team were visibly

nervous, and the game came down to one final

shot. Miraculously, Toronto’s star player, Kawhi

Leonard launched a shot as the game clock expired.

The ball bounced an unheard of 4 times on

the rim – each bounce looking more and more likely

to not fall in the home team’s favour before gently

falling into the hoop. In those 4 bounces and 1

second of time, the team’s fortunes went from dire

to hopeful to elation and success.

Driving home that night, I was initially left with

the feeling that we/the home team got lucky…but

with more thought, I decided, no, the team and

Kawhi weren’t lucky, they were prepared. Despite

being nervous, they believed in themselves and a

season of preparation for these moments meant that

in the end, they were ready.

So what does this have to do with the Sentinel,

the GWSA, or my updates as the Manager of the

Evergreen? Well, I’d like to believe that, despite a

tough month in and around the Evergreen, despite

nervousness and some apprehension, and lots of

noise and opinions coming from every angle…we

are strong, we’ve been preparing for the tough

days, we’re a team that believes in each other, and

this month, that ball bounced 4 times on the rim

and fell into the basket just as it was supposed to.

We deserve a bit of celebration, we deserve to pat

each other on the back, and we couldn’t have made

it through this month without being a strong team.

Yes, just like the playoff team, we’re not done yet,

and much hard work is to come but we’re in this

together. Speaking from the heart, I’m very proud

to be associated with every one of you (members,

staff, volunteers, board) and I thank you for stepping

up when the GWSA needed you the most!

In other news, the calendar tells me that spring

has sprung but the view from my office window

tells me something much different. Fortunately,

June is just around the corner! I encourage all

members to stay involved. We have our Annual

General Meeting scheduled for June 25 (I hope to

see as many of you as possible there). June is Seniors

Month with many events planned, including

our Seniors Pride Event on June 6, Retire in Style

on June 7, and our annual Seniors Walk from the

Evergreen to City Hall booked for June 13. Did I

mention the AGM on June 25? I look forward to

seeing all of you at these events, in the Evergreen

and at the AGM.

Here comes the sun!

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changeable role. We have vacancies

that need to be filled. If you

enjoy working with the public,

and would like to work on the

computer taking payments, serving

coffee, please contact Samantha

for opportunities. Hours

are from 8:45 am-1:15 pm.

Four volunteers are needed to

assist with the sound and equipment

set up. Previous experience

working with sound technology

is an asset. If you are interested

in working with the technology

and help out with special events

within the GWSA, please contact

Samantha for more information.

Training will be given.

above or in any areas within the

Evergreen and joining the dynamic

team, please contact Samantha

in the office for more

information and to get started

with your volunteering experience.

Ph. 519-822-1260 x 2096

or by email:

samantha.ferrier@guelph.ca

Sound Technicians:

If you are interested in volunteering

in any of the areas listed

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ANNUAL GENERAL

MEETING

Tuesday, June 25 - 1:30 pm

Doors open 1:00 pm

Plan now to attend...

This is your Association.

Show your support,

voice your opinion,

show your interest,

and vote for your new

Board of Directors!

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See answer on page 47

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Administraon Office — 519‐837‐5696

June 15 – A Day We Can All Make a Difference

On June 15, Elder Abuse Ontario will join communities

locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to heighten

awareness of elder abuse. World Elder Abuse Awareness

Day (WEAAD) focuses attention on the need for ALL to

take responsibility in preventing elder abuse. It’s vital that

caregivers, family members and seniors themselves know

the warning signs and how to proactively act when elder

abuse is suspected. Take a moment to check your knowledge

about this important issue affecting so many.

1.

2.

3.

4.

If you answered ‘FALSE’ to the questions above, you understand

what elder abuse is about.

any older adults may not

recognize the signs that it is occurring; they may fear disclosure

will only make the situation worse or they are unaware

of the options available to them.

People often think elder abuse refers only to physical violence

like hitting, but this is only one form. According to

Canada’s Department of Justice, ‘abuse’ refers to “harm

done to anyone by a person in a position of trust or authority.”

Harm, in this definition, is not limited to physical harm,

it also includes sexual abuse as well as “psychological abuse,

financial abuse, neglect or any combination thereof.”

In 2014–2015, the National Initiative for the Care of the

Elderly (NICE) conducted a national survey to estimate the

prevalence of the five forms of elder abuse in communitydwelling

Canadians who were 55 years of age or older.

When neglect was added to psychological, physical, sexual

and financial abuse, 8.2%, representing 766,247 older Canadian

adults, reported being abused in the past year.

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WEAAD (WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS

DAY) was proclaimed by the United Nations and the World

Health Organization on June 15, 2006, and is marked internationally

each year since.

WEAAD supports the United Nation’s International Plan

of Action, acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as

a public health and human rights issue. Since its inception,

communities throughout the country and around the world

used this day to raise the visibility of elder abuse by sharing

information about abuse and neglect and promoting the resources

and services that increase seniors’ safety and wellbeing.

In Guelph, the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington

and Elder Abuse Ontario are presenting a free event on

Thursday, June 13, from 10 a.m. - noon at the Evergreen

Centre called “Aging Well in Wellington”. The program

will introduce Elder Abuse Ontario’s Safety Planning

Toolkit, and discuss enhanced communication techniques

when interacting with a person who has dementia. Preregistration

is required by calling the Alzheimer Society at

519-742-1422.

If you would like more information or to be involved in

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, please contact Elder

Abuse Ontario by phone 416-916-6728 or by email:

info@elderabuseontario.com

This article was written by Sheila Schuehlein, West Regional

Consultant for Elder Abuse Ontario. Sheila can be

reached at 647-393-3891 or at west@elderabuseontario.com

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:

June 11, 2019 — Adding fish to your daily nutrition

June 25, 2019 — Summer goals for diabetes management

Guelph Family Health Team/Diabetes Care Guelph:

Summer Food Tasting Events

On the last Friday of the month during June, July and August,

Dietitians from the Guelph Family Health Team will be

in the lobby handing out free food samples. These Dietitians

have a wealth of knowledge to share about healthy eating for

older adults.

Make sure you drop by between 10:30 and noon to say

hello on these dates: Friday, June 28; Friday, July 26;

Friday, August 30.


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FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2019

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WENDY SMITH | SWOTSERVICES.CA

519‐249‐9103 | WENDY@SWOTSERVICES.CA

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The Line Dancers wish everyone a fun summer!

Photo credit: Stu McCannell

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GWSA OPEN HOUSE — FRIDAY, MAY 3

There was a good turnout for the annual Open House which showcased many groups

and activities available at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre.

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Thanks to the above instructors and dancers for coming

out to help promote the Line Dancing Activity Group

during the GWSA Open House May 3, 2019.


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GWSA Groups & Activities Contact Information

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

A I T H

Evergreen Hallway

Ted Pritchard (519-826-6121)

tpritcha@rogers.com

Art Studio In 2

Evergreen Room 2

Ted Pritchard (519-826-6121)

tpritcha@rogers.com

1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday

6:30 pm-9:30 pm

2nd & 4th Wednesday

12:30 pm-4:00 pm

B

Evergreen Auditorium

Eleanor Stern (519-837-2702)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Casual Bicycling

Various Locations in and

around Guelph

Ned Coates (519-835-9799)

Wed. - May 1 - Oct. 31

10:00 am to Noon

B E

Evergreen Room 4

Sharyn Richards (519-822-1810)

Mondays - 6:15-9:00 pm

Thursdays - 1:00-4:00 pm

6-H B E

Evergreen Room 4

Dot Smith (519-836-6448)

Thursdays - 1:00-4:00 pm

B C 1

Evergreen Board Room

Veronica Sanche (519-821-1180)

Last Friday of month - 1-2:30 pm

B C 2

Room 2

Christine Trimble (519-823-2086)

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

B - W E L’ L

Brian Doucet (519-780-7093)

Mondays - 12:30-3:15 pm

B - E

Evergreen Room 3

David Pinkney (519-780-5302)

Tuesdays - 6:45-9:15 pm

Peter Traulsen (519-265-2376)

Thursdays - 12:30-3:30 pm

I B

Evergreen Room 3

Conny Budarick (519-763-6651)

Fridays - 9:00-11:30 am

B A G

Evergreen Room 3

Ruby Brent (519-767-1954)

(Bunka B&B)

Wednesdays - 9:15 am-noon

C

Evergreen Hallway

Sharyn Richards (519-822-1810)

Wednesdays - 1-4 pm

C C

Ken Fugler (519-767-0145)

Debbie Williams (519-820-7215)

C C

Evergreen Hallway

Dave Wurr (519-509-1032)

Fridays - 9:30 am-noon

C C

Evergreen Room 3

Ross Knechtel (226-706-4058)

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)

September, November, January,

March, May

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

C C

Evergreen Room 2

Judy Montgomery (519-824-8047)

Fridays - 8:30 am-1:30 pm

C

Evergreen Room 3

Elaine Miller (519-836-7874)

Audrey Young (519-824-5891)

Joy Halliburton (519-822-9714)

Tuesdays - 12:45-4 pm

D C

Evergreen Auditorium - Stage

Tracy Benson (519-993-6401)

Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

D S G

Evergreen Room 2

2nd & 4th Tuesday

9:00-10:00 am

D

Evergreen Dining Room

Bev Baker (519-265-9139)

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:30 pm

E M

Evergreen Room 3

Sandra Rennick (519-824-2044)

Maureen Baird (647-519-2006)

Mondays - 1:00-3:30 pm

E W

Evergreen Dining Room

Audrey Young (519-824-5891)

4th Wednesday

1:30-4:00 pm

E F

Evergreen Room 4

Ray Barnes (519-824-6004)

Fridays - 1:00-4:00 pm

G

Ken Hills (519-836-8414)

kenandlouisehills@yahoo.ca

Mondays, May to September

H I

Evergreen Board Room

Sharing Information about

HEARING

Meet 1st Wed. of every month

From October to May

2:00-3:00 pm - it’s free

Call Marianne at 519-822-3946

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Evergreen Auditorium

Margaret Waldron (519-836-8534)

Phyllis Carnochan (519-836-9415)

Mondays -

9:30 -11:45 am

Thursdays -

1:00-3:00 pm

M J

Evergreen Hallway

Georgia Taylor (519-265-8816)

Tuesdays - 12:30-3:30 pm

Instruction available

P L

Evergreen Board Room

Geoff Richards (226-820-2950)

Mon., Tues., Thurs.

(times as assigned)

I F P

Evergreen Room 4

Jean McClelland (519-763-4881)

jeanmcclelland@rogers.com

2:30-5 pm - last Monday of every

month - $24.00 a year

P

Rudy Simon (1-226-979-9635)

Neville Newman (519-400-9136)

gwsapickleball@gmail.com

Evergreen Auditorium

Tues. - 9:00 - 12:00 noon

(Beginners & Intermediate)

Friday - 12:45 - 4 pm

(all levels of play)

West End Rec Centre

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

(advanced play)

Thurs. - 2:15 - 5:00 pm

(all levels of play)

Q

Evergreen Room 2

Beryl Drohan (519-827-0120)

Mondays - 12:30-4:00 pm

S

Evergreen Hallway

Linda Robinson (226-343-0426)

Beth Campeau (226-343-0415)

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

Thursdays - 1:00-3:45 pm

S

Evergreen Auditorium

Jean Campbell (519-821-2695)

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm

Wednesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm

S S S C

Exhibition Park Arena

Corner of Exhibition &

Division Sts.

Sharon O’Sullivan (519-848-2084)

Saturdays - 8:00-9:50 pm

S C

Evergreen Room 3

Doreen Muir

(519-831-8323)

Choir Director - Ann Sneyd

Pianist - Mary Lynn Woods

Fridays 1:00-3:30 pm

S C

Evergreen Parking Lot by

The Enabling Garden

Cathy Densmore 519-822-2220

cathy.densmore@gmail.com

Mondays from January to the end

of March 2019

8:00 am car pool at Evergreen

to Blue Mountain

6:00 pm return to Evergreen

E S C

Evergreen Snooker Room

Nick Harris (519-836-4547)

Daily - 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday - 7:00-9:30 pm

1st Thursday of every month

7:00-9:30 pm

T T

Evergreen Auditorium

Gordon Field (519-822-4976)

Ursula Rodrigues (519-837-3782)

Evergreen:

Monday - 3:15-6:30 pm

Wednesday - 9:00 am-12:45 pm

Saturday - 9:00 am-12:00 noon

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

(WE - except July/August)

T H ‘E P

Evergreen Dining Room

Mike Rooke (519-824-2472)

Garry Lazzari (519-763-4386)

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 pm

W C

April to October

Thursdays - 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Brenda Langham (519-836-8366)

Gord Clegg (519-824-3293)

W P C

Evergreen Room 2

Ann Peters (519-836-3554)

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

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

W E A G

Rm 2 West End Rec Centre

Nancy Baker (519-822-6653)

September - June

Tuesdays - 12:30-4:00 pm

Membership is $20.00

W H A G

Rm 2 West End Rec Centre

Ross Hamilton (519-835-9181)

hamiltongalleries@rogers.com

Jan. - June; Sept. - Dec.

Thursdays - noon-4:00 pm

Membership is $25.00

W C

Evergreen Board Room

Ross Coulter (519-821-3993)

2nd & 4th Thursdays - 1:00 pm

Be

active.

Get

involved.

Make

friends.

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GWSA Group & Activity Reports

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

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Art in the Hall

The Art in the Hall project is mandated

to display good art work in

the halls of the Evergreen Centre.

If you are interested in having your

work in a solo exhibition, or if you

are interested in having a few pieces

of your work as part of a group

display at the Evergreen Centre in

2019, contact Ted Pritchard at 519-

826-6121 or tpritcha@rogers.com.

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

tpritcha@rogers.com.

Badminton

The GWSA Seniors Badminton

Club welcomes all from beginners

to experienced and competitive

players. Join us as many as 6 times

a week for friendly, active games

and competition at two locations.

We play at the West End Community

Centre on Monday and

Wednesday afternoons and at the

Evergreen Centre on Tuesday

evening, Thursday and Friday

mornings, and Sunday afternoon.

Your membership fee covers participation

at both locations.

We do our best to keep members

alerted of any sudden changes to

our times. During the months of

July and August, there are no sessions

at the West End Community

Centre. We have an additional time

slot at the Evergreen Centre on

Monday afternoons from 12:30 to

3:00 pm beginning Monday, July 3,

and ending August 28.

Proper indoor shoes are required

and racquets are available for temporary

use.

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 or email:

eleanor.stern@gmail.com.

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

Welcome to Bid Euchre. Come in

and make friends. We play the

game on Monday evenings and

Thursday afternoons. Experience

not necessary, we will teach you.

Any questions, call our president,

Sharyn Richards at 519-822-1810.

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 June, our selection is An Orphan’s

Tale by Pam Jenoff. In

July, we will be reading “Stranger

in the Woods” by Michael Finkel.

Monthly fee is $3.00.

Book Club 2

This group will meet in Room 2 on

the third Friday of each month at

1:30 pm. The fee is $3/visit.

Bridge

We invite all bridge players to

come and join us in a friendly

game of bridge. We play three

times a week as follows:

Monday at the West End in the Lions

Lair from 12:45 until 3:15 pm.

Tuesday at the Evergreen in Room

3 from 6:45 pm until 9:15 pm.

Thursday at the Evergreen in Room

3 from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm.

We hope you will come out and

have a friendly game with us. We

will be delighted to welcome you.

Bunka

Bunka embroidery is created by

using a unique combination of

punch needle and special silk-like

rayon thread. When completed,

many pictures resemble delicately

shaded paintings. In fact, the needle

is held and operates in much

the same manner as an artist’s

brush or pencil. The Bunka artist

uses many different stitch tech-

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niques in order to achieve the desired

effect of depth and interest,

but unlike other forms of needle

art, there are no knots to tie and

mistakes are easily corrected. This

group is for all skill levels and

meets every Wednesday from 9:15

a.m. to noon in Room 3.

Bunkawithflair.com.

Canasta

Come join us for a game of Canasta.

New or experienced players are

welcome. We meet in the Evergreen

hallway every Wednesday at

1:00 pm. Cost is $1.50. Our president

is Sharyn Richards. Let her

know if you have any comments.

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

835-4155, Email: gwsacanasta@gmail.com

Craft Group

Another month and summer is

close. We have been working on

summer sweaters and quilting baby

blankets. We are still short on

wool!! Please check your crafts

and if you have some extra wool,

drop it off at the front desk please.

Thank you ladies for all the hard

work you do and also thanks to

everyone for your support.

DANCE DANCE DANCE

Put on your dancing shoes Friday

afternoons from 1:00 to 3:30 pm.

Dance every second month at the

Evergreen Seniors Community

Centre, 519-823-1291.

$8 includes light refreshments.

Singles and couples welcome,

membership not required.

D.J. Ted Lavoie plays a variety

of music, including pop, rock, 50s-

60s, country, ballroom, Latin, line

dance and more. Requests played.

Dates in 2019 are June 28, August

30, October 25 and December

20. Come out and join the fun.

Darts

Here are the high scores for April:

Ellen A. 100; Audrey B. 125 &

222 out; Edward B. 121 & 222 out;

Derek C. 132; Jacqueline C. 102;

Len D. 114; Rino F. 140; Vera G.

121; Bob L. 117; Fred L. 122; Bob

M. 114; Barry S. 133; Marjorie S.

140; David W. 108; B. Adam 162

& 120 out; Ed W. 104.

Dominoes

The Dominoes club meets every

Tuesday at 1:30 pm in the Dining

Room. The club plays Mexican

Train. The cost is $1.50 per visit.

Please contact Bev Baker at 519-

265-9139 regarding any questions

about the club. Come and have

some fun.

Cribbage

Come out and have lots of fun

playing cribbage on Tuesdays from

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

Golf

$2 per visit and the first visit is free For 2019, we are playing on

for newcomers, but you must be a Mondays at different courses

GWSA member after 3 visits. This around Guelph, Cambridge and

game is for “has been” players and Kitchener/Waterloo until the last

pros. You must have some knowledge

Monday of September. Traditional-

of Cribbage. The fees go to ly we have over 300 members split

the GWSA and supplies. The players

into 3 golf groups (see below). For

are very helpful in counting and information and/or to register for

answering questions and instruction

golf, do so at the Evergreen front

is also available to assist you. desk.

If you need to freshen up your If you are interested and need

game or see how the game is information, contact Ted Pritchard

played, go to the website: at 519-826-6121. The coordinators

“Cribbage Classic”. For more information,

for 2019 are 18 Hole A

call Sylvia at 519-837- Group, Tom Kane; 18 Hole B

0446, Audrey at 519-824-5891, or Group, George Hughes; and 9 Hole

Joy at 519-822-9714.

Group, David Halfpenny. The cost

to join the Evergreen Golf Club for

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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 519-822-3946.

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

Even though good photographs

can be taken in any weather, we

were all glad to see the end of the

winter we just came through. It’s a

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lot more fun going on field trips

when the ground is dry and the ice

is gone. This was especially true in

May when our monthly theme was

farm animals.

Our May “field trip” didn’t take

us far afield. We stayed in town

and experienced the ambience of

Woodlawn Cemetery. It is very

much alive with memories of our

city’s rich history. You’ll find

some of our photos on our website:

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

Our theme for June is “water”.

Guelph and Wellington County are

fortunate to have two scenic rivers

flowing through them. We’ll be

out photographing them, and the

very many other ways in which

water touches our lives.

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 e-

mail: jeanmcclelland@rogers.com.

Peer Learning Discussion Group

We would like to announce that

the new topics for our Fall 2019

discussion groups will be as follows:

Mondays, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Impacts of an Aging Demographic

Moderator: Geoff Richards

Tuesdays. 1:30 – 3:30 pm

The Wisdom of Great People

Moderator: Christina Karsten

Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Human Rights in the World Today

Moderator: Janet Fowler

We hope to see you in September!

If you have any questions,

contact Geoff Richards at 226-820-

2950 or richards@execulink.com.

If you are interested in a topic

but unsure about joining, try a couple

of classes first. It’s a great way

to meet new people and have fun

while learning. More information

and brochures will be available in

August.

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Pickleball

Pickleball is a sport in which four

players use solid paddles made of

wood or composite materials to hit

a perforated polymer ball over a

net. The sport shares features of

other racquet sports: the dimensions

and layout of a badminton

court and a net and rules similar to

tennis, with a few modifications.

This sport is for people of all

ages who are looking for some fun,

laughter, socialization and exercise.

It’s easy to learn, but can be

challenging for those with a competitive

nature. All levels of skill

invited. Pickleball equipment is

provided.

Scrabble

Our Scrabble group meets Thursdays

from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm at

the tables in the Evergreen Hallway

near the Library. Cost is $1.00

per visit. We play relaxed but challenging

games using the Scrabble

Dictionary 6 th Edition as our reference.

Skill levels range from beginner

to advanced. Come play at

whatever table you wish. Enjoy a

laugh, score a Bingo if you can,

and learn a new word or two with

other word lovers!

Shuffleboard

Come on out and join our group.

Enjoy some gentle exercise, friendship

and fun. Membership is available

to all 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.

Silvertones

The Silvertones Choir was formed

in 1980 and now boasts over 55

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.

Having completed a very successful

winter program of singouts

in local retirement homes,

etc., the choir is now on its summer

break. It will reconvene on

Friday, September 6, at 1:00 pm

and will be working on the Christmas

Ceilidh - this year’s variety

show - amongst other things.

For more information on joining

the choir, contact Doreen Muir at

519-831-8323.

Skiing

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)

519‐546‐3737 wellfoot@outlook.com

VOLUNTEER MUSICIANS REQUIRED

Mary Lynn Woods, keyboardist for the Silvertones,

is seeking versatile musicians to establish a

GWSA house band!

Our upcoming November Ceilidh Show

requires guitar, bass, fiddle, mandolin and

percussion positions.

Participants must have their own instruments.

Call Mary Lynn at 519-827-1373

for more information and a jam session!

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(Continued from page 24)

The primary focus of the club is

to have fun, build friendships and

socialize. Your snooker skill level

is irrelevant so don’t feel intimidated

if you are a beginner. Prospective

members may visit the

club room up to three times without

charge to help with their decision

on whether to join. While

most of the current members are

men, there is a small group of

women who play regularly

(typically on Tuesday mornings),

so ladies, don’t be shy, give it a

try.

Membership is available to all

paid-up members of the GWSA on

payment of the prescribed annual

snooker activity fee. The current

fee of $70 (plus tax) buys you access

to the Snooker Room any

time it is open and all the snooker

you care to play.

Texas Hold ’Em

Why not come out and have fun

with us? We are averaging about

16 players a week. We are situated

in the Dining Room, as we find

this a more comfortable place to

play and the tables are exactly

right for us.

We charge $1.50 per week and

pretty well all of that goes to

GWSA. Our time is from 6:30 to

8:30 p.m.

Each player starts off with $602

in real casino chips. We do not

play for money, but 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

first.

We will gladly teach anyone

who is interested in playing. Our

aim is to have fun and enjoy a sociable

game of Texas Hold ’Em.

We welcome everyone who wants

to play and enjoys company.

Remember, you have to be a

member of GWSA to play.

Contacts: Mike Rooke, 519-824-

2472 or Garry Lazzari, 519-763-

4386.

Walking Club

Our walking club has resumed after

a not too bad winter. We meet

at the orange roofed pavilion in

Riverside Park every Thursday

morning, rain or shine. We assemble

at 9:30 a.m. for registering,

collection of fees and we depart at

10 a.m. sharp. All walkers must

be current members of the Guelph/

Wellington Seniors Association

and these memberships are available

from the Evergreen Centre.

Walkers may join the Walking

Club any time during the year for a

fee of $10 per year paid at the Evergreen

Centre. It is a friendly

group and we are always glad to

see new members.

Watercolour Painters Club

The Evergreen Watercolour Painters

Club provides an opportunity

for watercolour painters to practise

their hobby along with others sharing

the same interest, while encouraging

one another and receiving

information, ideas and inspiration.

While we do not offer classes

or lessons, we welcome accomplished

watercolour painters.

There is a small annual membership

fee and membership with the

GWSA is required. We meet on

the 1st and 5th Wednesday from

12:30 to 4:00 pm and the 3rd

Wednesday from 9:30 am - 4:00

pm in Room 2.

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Membership and Marketing

Committee Corner

A great time was had by all!!! That is the sentiment on our Open House. Sorry if you missed it. Thank

you to all those who attended, engaging in your regular activities and helping in a myriad of ways. Yes, we

had many more guests than in the past. We gave out prizes, and plants if you took out a membership.

Some people were there all day - playing scrabble and chess or stitching bunka or shooting darts and

playing badminton. The Mayor dropped in and asked for a picture with some of our members.

Our parking attendants suitably moaned for all those who had to park down the hill. Everyone enjoyed

free coffee and cookies. The morning was the busiest time. A great commotion of organized chaos was

most obvious.

Thank you one and all for your participation and your help. I would say that you all made GWSA

proud.

Any comments or suggestions would be most welcome. Just drop a note in the M & M mailbox in the

office or email me.

Connie Shaw

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GWSA Email

Updates

Each month, approximately

mid-month, the Membership

and Marketing Committee

at the GWSA will send a

GWSA Email Update. It

will highlight a few of the exciting things happening

at the GWSA, important communications from the

Board, and upcoming programs by CSS.

You can unsubscribe from the updates at any time

by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link which will be

displayed at the bottom of every update.

If you have previously completed a paper “Consent

to Receive Electronic Communications”, we are asking

you to complete the electronic sign-up process

described below. We can’t sign you up manually

AND have our list editor keep track of the CASL

(Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation) compliance for

those paper forms. It’s one way or the other and we

have chosen to use the electronic option.

You can receive the GWSA Email Updates by

completing the steps described below:

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

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

subscribe in the Subject line or you can skip that

part. In just a few minutes, you’ll get a message with

a link.

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

fields, and click “Subscribe to List”.

3. To ensure you really want to receive GWSA email

updates – and to make sure all email addresses are

error-free - we’ll send a message asking you to

confirm.

4. Once you respond to the confirmation message,

your registration is complete and you’ll receive our

Welcome letter.

We have also placed a link under the “Popular

Links” section on all web pages on the GWSA

website. Clicking on this link will also initiate the

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

(Continued from page 6)

Budget Friendly Activities for Seniors

Bird Watching - with a small investment in a bird

feeder and/or birdbath, many hours of bird watching can

be enjoyed. Keeping the feeder full and water in the

birdbath are daily activities to keep you busy. This can

be a more in-depth activity by borrowing books from

your local library and identifying the various birds that

will visit. A pair of binoculars enables you to bird watch

beyond your own back yard and could help with vision

issues.

Be a Tourist in Your Home Town - check for local

summer activities and take a day to reacquaint yourself

with your surroundings and nearby attractions. You may

even want to start strolling around your neighborhood. If

you feel a walk would be good for you, start out with

just a couple of minutes and increase by a minute or two

each day, building strength with each step.

Swimming or Water Aerobics - many community

pools offer activities and specific times for elderly

participation. Simply walking around in the water has

great health benefits while being very easy on your

joints. Consider taking a water aerobics or exercise

class.

Plan a Garden Party or Tea Party - invite your

friends, set up tables and chairs, stroll through the

garden and enjoy the beauty you may have right in your

own back yard. You can keep this a simple event or go

to great lengths with decorations and entertainment. The

possibilities are endless.

Go for a Nature Walk - gather the little ones around

you and take them for a nature walk pointing out all the

wonders of Mother Nature. Plan a scavenger hunt.

Google nature scavenger hunt and check out all the

possibilities.

Check out the Sights at the Local Mall - even if

shopping is not your thing, find a bench and do some

people watching or simply stroll around checking out

what is new. People watching can often lead to a few

laughs and I see many people at our local mall enjoying

this activity.

Check out Bookstore Activities - bookstores, especially

the bigger chains, have activities year around - or maybe

you just want to sit in the café area and read a good

book.

Set up Some Simple Yard Games - and invite friends -

some old time favorites are the beanbag toss, horseshoes,

croquet, shuffleboard, and bocce.

Remember to keep moving, keep learning, keep

challenging your brain, and keep engaging your senses.

Take time to smell the roses and enjoy your summer!

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities JUNE 2019

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

3

9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12-3p Bridge W

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

6:15-9p Bid Euchre

4

9a-12p Foot Care Clinic

9a-12p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1-4p West End Arts W

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

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

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

5

8:30a TRIP BOOKING

9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

10a-12p Darts

10:15a-12p Bunka

12:30-4p Watercolours

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

2-3:30p Hearing Improvement

6

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

7

8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

11a-3p Retire in Style

12:30-3:30p Chess

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

10

9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12-3p Bridge W

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

6:15-9p Bid Euchre

11

8:45-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12:30p Arthritis Society

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

12

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

13

8:30a-12:15p Elder Abuse

Ontario Seminar

9a-12p Badminton

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

1-3:30p Writers Club

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W

14

8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

9a-3p Chess

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

17

9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12-3p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring

18

9a-12p Pickleball

9a-12p Outreach

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1-4p West End Arts W

19

9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9a-4p Watercolours

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

20

9a-12p Badminton

9a-12p Foot Care Clinic

9:30a Walking Club P

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-2p Feel Better Move Well W

21

8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

9a-3p Chess

10a-12p Darts

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1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:15-9p Bid Euchre

24

9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12-3p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

2:30-5p Photography Club

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:15-9p Bid Euchre

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

25

8:45-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12:30p Arthritis Society

12-4p Pickleball W

1-4p West End Arts W

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

26

9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-4p Wed. Euchre

Everyday Activities

Snooker—9a-4p

Book Nook— Mon-Fri –

9a-4p

Aquatic Arthritic Relief

(West End Community

Centre) (519-837-5657)

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W

1:30-3p Book Club 2

27

9a-12p Badminton

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

1-3:30p Writers Club

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W

28

8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

9a-3p Chess

10a-12p Darts

10a-12p Badminton

10:30a-12p Food Tasting

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-3:30p Summer Dance

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W

Weekend Activities

Saturday

9a-12p Table Tennis, June 1, 8, 15, 22,

29

Sunday

1:15-3:15p Badminton, June 2, 9, 16,

23, 30

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities JULY 2019

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

1

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

CLOSED

CANADA DAY

2

9a-12p Foot Care Clinic

9a-12p Pickleball

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

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

3

8:30a TRIP BOOKING

9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Watercolours

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

2-3:30p Hearing Improvement

4

9a-12p Badminton

9a-12p Outreach

9:30a Walking Club P

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

6:30-9p Canoe Club Exec.

Meeting

5

8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

9a-3p Chess

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

8

9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:15-3:30p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

6:15-9p Bid Euchre

9

8:45-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12:30p Arthritis Society

9a-12p Pickleball

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

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

10

9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

11

9a-12p Badminton

9:30a Walking Club P

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

12

8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

9a-3p Chess

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

15

9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:15-3:30p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Computer Mentoring

16

9a-12p Outreach

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

17

9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9a-4p Watercolours

10a-12p Darts

18

9a-12p Badminton

9a-12p Foot Care Clinic

9:30a Walking Club P

1-3p Line Dancing

19

8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

9a-3p Chess

10a-12p Darts

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1-3:30p Monday Euchre

6:15-9p Bid Euchre

22

9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:15-3:30p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

6:15-9p Bid Euchre

29

9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:15-3:30p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

2:30-5p Photography Club

6:15-9p Bid Euchre

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

23

8:45-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12:30p Arthritis Society

9a-12p Pickleball

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

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

30

9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12p Pickleball

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

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

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

24

9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-4p Wed. Euchre

31

9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9a-4p Watercolours

10a-12p Darts

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

25

9a-12p Badminton

9:30a Walking Club P

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

Everyday Activities

Snooker—9a-4p

Book Nook— Mon-Fri –

9a-4p

Aquatic Arthritic Relief

(West End Community

Centre) (519-837-5657)

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

1:30-3p Book Club 2

26

8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-3p Chess

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

10:30a-12p Food Tasting

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-2:30p Book Club

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

Weekend Activities

Saturday

9a-12p Table Tennis,

July 6, 13, 20, 27

10a-12p Darts, July 6, 13,

20, 27

Sunday

1:15-3:15p Badminton,

July 7, 14, 21, 28

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities AUGUST 2019

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Everyday Activities

Snooker—9a-4p

Book Nook— Mon-Fri –

9a-4p

Aquatic Arthritic Relief

(West End Community

Centre) (519-837-5657)

Weekend Activities

Saturday

9a-12p Table Tennis,

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Sunday

1:15-3:15p Badminton, August 4,

11, 18, 25

1

9a-12p Badminton

9a-12p Outreach

9:30a Walking Club P

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2

8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

9a-3p Chess

10a-12p Darts

10a-12p Badminton

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W

5

CLOSED

CIVIC

HOLIDAY

6

9a-12p Pickleball

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

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

8:30a TRIP BOOKING

9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Watercolours

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

2-3:30p Hearing Improvement

8

9a-12p Badminton

9:30a Walking Club P

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

9

8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

9a-3p Chess

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

12

9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:15-3:30p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Computer Mentoring

13

9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12:30p Arthritis Society

12:30-4p Cribbage

14

9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

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9a-12p Badminton

9-12p Foot Care Clinic

9:30a Walking Club P

1-3p Line Dancing

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8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

9a-3p Chess

10a-12p Darts

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1-3:30p Monday Euchre

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:15-9p Bid Euchre

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9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:15-3:30p Bridge W

12:30-3p Badminton

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:15-9p Bid Euchre

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9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:15-3:30p Bridge W

12:30-3p Badminton

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

2:30-5p Photography Club

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:15-9p Bid Euchre

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

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

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9a-12p Foot Care Clinic

9a-12p Pickleball

10a-12p Outreach

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

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

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9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12p Pickleball

9a-12:30p Arthritis Society

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

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

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

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9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9a-4p Watercolours

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

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9-11:30a Computer Free Time

9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

1-4p Canasta

1:15-3:15p Shuffleboard

1:30-4p Wed. Euchre

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

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9a-12p Badminton

9:30a Walking Club P

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

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9a-12p Badminton

9:30a Walking Club P

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

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8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

9a-3p Chess

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-4p Friday Euchre

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8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

9a-3p Chess

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

10:30a-12p Food Tasting

1-2:30p Book Club

1-3p Computer Free Time

1-3:30p Summer’s End

Dance

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. 46

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SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS

OF NOTE

“Our Young Seniors”

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

speed!’

Hillman, Eleanor - June 30 (95)

Croft, Carol - July 4 (74)

Campbell, Jean - July 13 (87)

Martin, Ed - July 15 (90)

Bentley, Madeline - July 17 (93)

Christie, Helen - August 15 (91)

SPECIAL WEDDING

ANNIVERSARIES

Martin, Ed & Vere— married July 25, 1955

(64 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.

“Passages”

We would like to convey our condolences

To Association Members and their Families

Humphries, Pat passed away on Tuesday, March 12,

2019 at the age of 91. She was in the Bridge group.

Gibbons, Liam passed away suddenly on Sunday,

April 21, 2019 in his 32nd year. Grandson of Peggy

Gibbons, a long-time GWSA member.

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RECREATION & LEISURE PROGRAMS for SENIORS 55+

held at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

unless otherwise indicated — call 519-823-1291.

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

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY SO YOUR COURSE DOESN’T GET CANCELLED

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

FITNESS AND HEALTH

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga offers the same benefits

as other yoga practices, such as increased

flexibility, strengthening,

proper breathing and increasing

range of motion in the joints. Simply

use a chair to assist with postures.

Chair yoga is for everyone and especially

those who may have limited

mobility and/or are unable to get up

and down on a yoga mat. Postures

can be modified to meet students’

needs. Please bring your own yoga

mat to class to be placed under your

chair.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 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

Centre

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

Centre

Fee: $66.33 Members,

$81.33 Non-Members

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

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Pilates

Achieve better posture, balance, core

strength and everyday movement

through the exercises of Joseph Pilates.

Pilates can benefit everyone and

offers a refreshing change from the

traditional types of exercise. Please

bring a mat to the program.

Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 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 variations,

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

Centre

Classes: 9

Fee: $56.70 Members,

$71.70 Non-Members

Wed July 3, 9:30 a.m.

Code: 222745

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Assessment

Callous and Corn Treatment

Nail Trimming

Fungal Nail Treatment

Gi

Cerficates

Available

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Strength and Cardio Level 2

The intermediate/advanced strength

training class focuses on a low impact

cardio warmup. This class performs

functional exercises that include

balance, flexibility and cardiovascular

movements. Exercises are

performed sitting and standing. A

variety of equipment is used

throughout the classes which may

include bands, stability balls and

weights of your choice. Join us to

keep your body fit!

Class length: 50 mins

Classes: 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

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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

COMPUTERS &

TECHNOLOGY

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 page 40

for dates and codes.

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 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

Microsoft Office – Word

With Microsoft Word, you can create

fantastic cards, flyers, meeting

minutes, newsletters - basically, any

kind of document. It’s not just for

typing letters anymore! Come learn

the basics of this fabulous program

and how templates can give you a

head start on all your projects. This

is for Windows.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $21 Members,

$36 Non-Members

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

Computers – Skype

Learn how to set up Skype, add your

contacts and make your first call.

Learn how to change your settings to

private, block or unblock contacts,

and view your history. Communicate

between computers. Talk to anyone

on Skype, anywhere in the world,

free with a Skype-to-Skype call.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 2

Fee: $31.30 Members,

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

• Clean & quiet seniors building next to the senior centre

• High rise building with elevator access

• Walking distance to Wal‐Mart plaza and other amenies

• Ensuite bathrooms available

• On site laundry

• Heat, Hydro & Parking included

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

INTERIOR HOME PAINTING

Small Jobs Welcome

Specializing in interior wall, trim and

ceiling painting.

Wall repairs and trim installation also offered.

Please call Jonathan: 519-829-0429

Email:

jon.melichercik@gmail.com

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$46.30 Non-Members

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

GENERAL INTEREST

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

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

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

VISUAL & CREATIVE ARTS

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

Guelph Pride Week

Do you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual,

or on the gay spectrum?

Come and enjoy an afternoon of

companionship and fun at the Seniors

Pride Event. Do you have a

child, grandchildren, nephews or

nieces who have identified themselves

as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or

on that spectrum? Please join us for

information and discussion of those

topics in an accepting venue. Refreshments

and sandwiches will be

provided.

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

Evergreen Centre

Free

COMPUTER MENTORING

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

and $5.00 for Non-Members.

Participants pay in advance at the registration desk.

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

Computer Free Time:

Every Wednesday morning

from 9:30-11:30 am,

and Friday afternoon

from 1:00-3:00 pm,

open to all members of the

GWSA

free of charge.

DATE CODE DATE CODE

June 3 222651 June 24 222654

June 10 222652 July 15 222730

June 17 222653 July 29 222729

DATE

Aug 12

Aug 26

CODE

222727

222728

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$25.00 discount coupon

with this ad

Please call 519-821-6683

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Focus on Travel by Jean McClelland

(The GWSA Travel Committee consists of Joanne White,

Nancy Gibner, Peggy Moore, Joan Bruder,

and Terry Keleher)

The GWSA Travel Committee thanks you with appreciation

for your recommendations and for your participation

on our bus trips.

Recently

Forty-five people had a great time on our visit to Bingemans

Park on April 17.

May 9 found forty-one folks travelling on the Great Canadian

Bus Line to the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara

Falls for another fun-filled day.

Upcoming

Thirty-five of us will be going to the McLaughlin Home

in Oshawa on June 18. We have a guided tour planned

followed by a delicious buffet lunch at the Mandarin.

The famous “Ladykillers” comedy based on the 1955

British black comedy crime film is on our agenda at the

Shaw Festival on July 4. This famous story is so popular

that Terry has a waiting list.

Brand new to our travel roster is a trip to St. Catharines

on July 25 for The Foster Festival. The plays are inspired

by internationally renowned Canadian playwright Norm

Foster. We are excited to see “Hilda’s Yard”. Set in 1956,

this delightful comedy sparkles with unexpected twists

and. . . we have a Q & A with the actors afterwards.

Once again, the Grand River Cruise is setting sail on

August 14. Nancy has organized a delicious on-board

lunch.

Joanne said to mark your calendar for the Grand River

Raceway on August 21.

Don’t get too excited yet . . . but!

The committee is working on a September trip to Orangeville

or a visit to Norfolk County.

October is an excellent time of year for Joanne to organize

a CHEESE Trail event in Woodstock, hopefully followed

by a mystery event.

A favourite, the Royal Winter Fair, is being considered

for November 5.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is another wonderful

place to visit. Our plans are in place with Terry firming

up the details.

Please note:

- There will be “no reserved seating” on schools buses.

- On trip sign-up day, please select a number at 8:30 a.m.

- The registration process begins at 9:00 a.m.

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Casey’s Rebuttal to Clancy (May Issue)

by Ross Coulter

Hi! I’m Casey, Clancy the “Huphalump’s” roommate.

I am a tabby with few flaws. I have a small tan

birthmark to one side of my nose and one pink pad

on one of my paws. Other than that, I have typical

tabby black and tan colouring with white fur from

my chin and extending to my chest and tummy. I

have velvety smooth fur sides and back laid out in a

predominantly symmetrical pattern. Clancy may

think he’s more good looking with his tuxedo suit,

but he always looks disheveled despite his morning

brush. I’m younger than him by two years and much,

much slimmer - one might even say svelte. Clancy is

just plain fat. It’s no secret how he got that way.

Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, I never finish my

whole dish of food at once and when I go back to

lick up the leftovers, Clancy has beaten me to it.

There’s no question he is food driven!

We get along reasonably well by mostly ignoring

each other, but on occasion, we snuggle together in

front of the fireplace. Sometimes I have to nudge

Clancy out of the way to make room for myself; with

his size, he takes up most of it. There is no question

as to who is the alpha in our relationship, I am. Clancy

is a bit of a wuss, so soft, so gentle, and he sleeps

most of the time except at meal times. There are moments

though when his jealousy shows, and it hurts.

When we are quiet by the fire, he will start grooming

me, licking my head, then my neck. Clancy has very

long fangs and he will give me little nips and then

really sink them in. Of course I screech loud and

clear like any cat would and my master jumps in immediately,

threatening with the newspaper he’s reading

and we separate with a scolding. He makes sure

we each go in different directions, otherwise we

would be chasing each other.

I really love my Master and Mistress. Here I agree

with Clancy, they’re really staff that tends to all our

needs. One of my needs is almost constant attention,

the source of one of Clancy’s complaints. When the

man goes out, I sit on the door mat and wait for his

return, and when he does, I rub my face all over his

legs and reach up with my paw. Once he takes off

his shoes, I give a couple of little yelps (I don’t meow

like Clancy or other cats) and he picks me up for

a cuddle and calls me his little puppy. I guess that’s

because I follow him all over the house, upstairs,

downstairs, everywhere, just waiting for him to sit

somewhere so I can jump in his lap to feel the

warmth of his hands as he pets me. No doubt I have

him wrapped around both front paws. Proof of that

comes at the noon and evening meal times. While

Clancy’s stomach food alarm goes off at the appointed

times with his meek meows,

I’m resting or sleeping in one of

my favourite chairs in the basement

rec room. With food dishes

set out and Clancy chowing down,

the man comes to tell me it’s meal time. I

wait, give him a couple cute yelps and he then

picks me up and carries me upstairs, cuddling me

and telling me I’m his cute little brat cat. (That’s

probably where Clancy picked up his reference to

me as “Brat”). I show him how much I love him by

licking his hands all the way to my food dish.

The other staff member in the household, the lady,

has her role to play, too. Every night before bedtime,

she gives both Clancy and me a few flavoured treats.

She is strict about it though - she makes us sit and

reach out with our paw before she gives them to us.

In the morning, she likes to play “kibble toss” by

throwing kibble around for us to chase. She throws

them in different directions for each of us so we

don’t wind up fighting for the same piece. Then she

hides some underneath several of the cat toys laying

around and expects us to find them. We do! She is

also the head nurse, looking after any little thing that

might ail us. I remember when Clancy had a bowel

problem and had to see the Vet. What a mess he was

and what a stink, but the nurse looked after him pretty

good. Once I had a sore around my mouth and the

Vet prescribed some pills to cure the infection. They

were horrible tasting and the lady tried to hide them

in a pill pocket. I fooled her though. I worked the pill

out, spit it on the floor and ate the pill pocket. It tasted

great, but she soon found a different way of getting

the medicine into me.

As you can read, Clancy is not unfounded in his

criticisms. I am the ALPHA cat, I am cute, I am

much slimmer than he is and I demand and receive

more attention than he does. After 12 years together

we do seem to get along for the most part. So be it!

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A VIEW FROM THE BOOK NOOK

Chris Fraser

The Book Nook —

“A Lending Library”

We are open Monday to

Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

* * * *

For those of you who have enjoyed

reading the Seven Sister series,

here is the 5 th book, “The

Moon Sister” by Lucinda Riley.

Tiggy, a wildlife consultant, begins

working in a remote area of

the Scottish Highlands on the estate

of Charlie Kinnaird. Tiggy

was hired to care for 4 Scottish

wildcats in the hopes of breeding

them. Soon Tiggy meets Chilly,

who lives in a remote cottage on

the estate and is an elderly Romani

man who had fled Spain many

years ago. He tells her she possesses

a sixth sense which she inherited

from her ancestors and that one

day she would go to her home and

find them.

In 1912, in a poor gitano community

outside the city of Grenada,

Lucia Albacyin lives with her family

until her father takes her at the

age of 10 to Barcelona to dance the

flamenco. She is a very talented

dancer, and she yearns to become

famous. Her mother Maria is not

happy to see her leave but knows

she will do well and one day become

very famous.

A few years later when tensions

erupt causing the civil war, Lucia

and her troupe flee Spain and manage

to go to Portugal. She becomes

famous there too, but still has the

dream to go to New York to become

famous there. Back in the

caves in Grenada, where she came

from, her mother struggles during

this difficult time, raising two sons

and trying to keep them all safe.

Tiggy will travel eventually to

Granada to find her ancestors and

will be told the story of her famous

grandmother and all her other family.

This is another riveting book I

could not put down. It’s a wonderful

story of the past and present

and I hope you will enjoy reading

it as much as I did.

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful

summer.

Happy Reading,

Your bookworm and Librarian,

Chris Fraser

EVERGREEN MARKET

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

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

it to remain in longer, please contact The Sentinel office

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

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

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

Such ads will be treated as advertising inserted within these

pages at the current Sentinel advertising rates plus HST.

Thank you, Sentinel Administrator.

ARTICLES FOR SALE

Wheelchair

Drivor Transport wheelchair, never used. $125. Call 519-763-

7224.

Binoculars

Ideal for birdwatching. Vortex Viper 8x32. Brand new condition.

Asking $400. Call cell 226-203-9545, 519-826-9545 or

705-247-2905.

Books

Nine books of Agatha Christie mysteries - best offer. Suzuki’s

“Inventing the Future”, $10. Call 519-265-6764.

Pickleball Shoes

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

519-837-1965.

Jukebox, Clock

Rowe AM1 model Jal-200, serial number 68u679. Holds 100

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

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 519-821-8812.

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. Three-wheeled 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.

Scooter

Invacare Pegasus Metro 4W, purchased July 2018, hardly used.

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

AVAILABLE

Critter Sitter

Going on vacation? I’ll take care of your pets at your home

while you’re away. Call Brian 519-265-3400. Prices depend on

distance, number of animals, etc.

Free advertising for GWSA members ONLY.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME

AND PHONE NUMBER WITH YOUR ITEM(S).

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THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY — JUNE 6, 1944

Submitted by Leah Broadhurst Batty ex WAAF

Our recent weather has been ever-changing and surprising, oft times very inconveniently.

Imagine then, the predicament of the Allied Commanders in 1944 wrestling with

pinpointing the right date to start the Second Front, soon to be known as D- Day. May

had been experiencing a heatwave and the British public were determined to holiday at

the seaside, somewhere. Few trains were available and the coasts were restricted areas,

especially on the south coasts. The military might of the Allies was all ready and waiting

for the word ‘Go!’

At SHAEF HQ north of Southampton, the military commanders were meeting regularly,

watching the weather through the eyes of Group Captain Stagg, a dour 6 ft 3in Scot, a

skilled meteorologist. His early predictions in June were depressing with gale force

winds, low clouds and continuing depressions. On the 5th of June at 3:30 a.m., Eisenhower

got up and made his way to HQ. Stagg was already working the scrambler phones

to get the latest weather reports. All the group of commanders settled and Stagg put them

out of their misery. “Gentlemen,” he began, “no substantial change has taken place since

last time but as I see it, the little that has changed is in the direction of optimism.” The

Commander-in-chief, now completely relaxed, expressed his appreciation and uttered the

historic words, “Now we’ll go.” It was 5 a.m.

The irrevocable decision had been made…tomorrow, June the 6 th , would be D-Day.

Now we would become aware of the Allies might and ingenuity and the thousands of

men who would be involved in this great armada! The costs would be enormous and

grievous. Knowing this, the Order of the Day from the Allied Commander, D. D. Eisenhower,

to all Allied troops was as follows: “Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Expeditionary

Forces! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, towards we have striven

these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of

liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our Allies and brothers-in-arms

on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the Germans’ war

machine, elimination of Nazi tyranny over oppressed people of Europe, and security for

ourselves in a free world. Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well

equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely. But this is the year 1944! Much

has happened since the triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the

Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced

their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home

Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and

placed at our disposal, great reserves of fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men

of the world are marching together to Victory! I have full confidence in your courage,

devotion to duty and skill in battle! We will accept nothing less than full victory! Good

Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble

undertaking.”

The secrecy of this event was so great that mostly the public were carrying out whatever

their daily routine demanded. I was ambling down Exhibition Road in South Kensington

with a fellow Airwoman to our Mess for breakfast in the basement of the Victoria

and Albert Museum. We were very tired as there was a lot of air activity from early

morning, which we thought was a massive air raid. Looking up, we saw big planes towing

gliders, which were all painted with wide white stripes, not the usual roundels or

stars. How odd! On arriving at the mess, the place was in an uproar with excitement. So

this is D-Day!! We ambled to our classroom in the Science Museum, although we didn’t

feel like pondering over the theories of wireless circuits, and the operations of transmitters

and receivers, and we noticed our neighbours in the next classroom out in the yard

and very excited. We left and joined them and, as they were Free French sailors, also on

a radio course. They were dancing and singing with joy, ending with a rousing Marseillaise!

The recollection of an heroic episode in our recent past should be remembered with

awe and appreciation, but also with gratitude and sadness, for the loss of the many who

did not survive.

After the war, Eisenhower worked in many leadership roles, notably as the 34th President

of the US in 1953 for two terms. He was succeeded by John F. Kennedy, himself

another Second World War veteran. Kennedy once asked Eisenhower what gave him the

edge over the Germans on D-Day. “I think we had better weather forecasters,” Eisenhower

replied.

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See Puzzles on pgs. 34 & 35

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

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

See Puzzle on pg. 13

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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 AUGUST 2019 - Register on JUNE 5, 2019

NOTE: TOTAL COSTS SHOWN INCLUDE TAX

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 — Grand River Cruise

Total Cost: Members: $106 Non Members: $116 Code: 228777

Come join us for a 3-hour cruise on the Grand River where you will enjoy a hot roast beef lunch (or chicken

or pasta). This is a great way to spend a relaxing summer day.

Leave Evergreen: 9:30 am Carousel: 9:35 am Square: 9:45 am Return: 6 pm

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 — Grand River Raceway

Total Cost: Members: $44.28 Non Members: $54.28 Code: 228778

Come with us to the races at Grand River Raceway. You will enjoy an excellent buffet and afterwards make

bets on your favourite horses. Also, we can get our picture taken with the winning horse in a race named in

honour of the Evergreen Centre. This trip will be by school bus.

Leave Evergreen: 4:45 pm Carousel: 4:55 pm Square: 5:10 pm Return: 10:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 SEPTEMBER 2019 - Register on JULY 3, 2019

NOTE: TOTAL COSTS SHOWN INCLUDE TAX

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WEDNESDAY, September 11, 2019 — Autumn Rural Trails

Total Cost: Members: $75 Non Members: $85 Code: 228780

Join us for a relaxing trip to Norfolk County. Our first stop is the Leaping Deer farm market, bakery and restaurant.

We will have lunch there and then carry on to Winter Wheat, a whimsical folk art garden and gift

store. We’ll then spend some time in the historic village of Sparta where we’ll browse the shops and historic

buildings, and have time for an afternoon tea or coffee. Our final stop will be at the Steed Lavender farm to

enjoy the gardens and gift shop. The cost covers lunch, all admissions and gratuities for our lunch and our

driver.

Leave Evergreen: 10 am Carousel: 10:15 am Square: no stop Return: about 6:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 OCTOBER 2019 - Register on AUGUST 7, 2019

NOTE: TOTAL COSTS SHOWN INCLUDE TAX

Thursday, October 10, 2019 — Cheese Trail

Total Cost: Members: $102 Non Members: $112 Code: 228779

Join us as we tour Mountainoak Cheese. Lunch will be provided and the afternoon will be a mystery. We’ll

keep you guessing as to where we are going and what we’ll be doing.

We are sorry but Mountainoak does NOT allow walkers or wheelchairs for the tour due to sanitary reasons.

The rest of the day you will be able to use them. It should be a fun day! There will be walking involved.

Leave Evergreen: 8:15 am Carousel: 8:20 am Square: 8:30 am Return: 6 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLEASE SEE PAGES 48 AND 49 FOR THE AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER TRIPS.

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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