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The Guelph/Wellington Seniors Association

A non-profit organization based at the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

Ross Knechtel - Webmaster

Directors & Officers

Becky Fiedler — President

Brian Smith — Vice-President

Judith Carson — Past-President

Roger Stevens — Treasurer

Tonie Sacchetti & Samantha Ferrier —



Kerry Detlor Ken Fugler

Ann Grant Athar Khan

Cem Kaner Adam Rutherford

Ross Knechtel Bill MacDonald

Mike Woof

The Sentinel Team

Carol Croft — Adminstrator, Printer

Linda Green — Editor, Printer

George Hughes, Ken Pagniez — Printers

George Smith — Delivery Supervisor

Bill Shephard, Ray Miller — Part-time


Don Hillman — Mentor

All of the above GWSA members

are Volunteers.

GWSA Community Support Services Staff

Maryanne Wilford — Manager

Pat Gage — Administrative Assistant

Margaret Iutzi — Move Well Co-ordinator

Molly Roberts — Eat Well Co-ordinator

Sophia Podrozny — Eat Well Co-ordinator

Paula Frappier — Outreach Co-ordinator

All others working for CSS

are GWSA Volunteers

City Staff

Adam Rutherford — Program


Tracy Benson — Customer Service Clerk

Tonie Sacchetti — Recreation Program

Director — Senior Services

Samantha Ferrier — Recreation Co-ordinator

— Volunteers

Jocelynn Desroches — Chef

Janice Walls, Brian Treleaven — Assistant


Don Harris — Facility Maintainer

Lorne Wollis — Cleaner

Harvinder Marjara, Nathan Luck, Mary

Loudoun — Customer Service Clerk II

Lynne Briggs — Manager of Recreation



A City of Guelph Recreation Facility run in

partnership with the Community Services Department

of the City of Guelph and the Guelph/

Wellington Seniors Association

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

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

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

(closed Statutory Holidays)

Read The Sentinel on our website,

ISSN: 0383 817X

Message from the Board

A lot has happened since the Board wrote to you in the summer edition

of The Sentinel!

Our key accomplishment since then is that most Community Support

Services programs and services continued beyond June 30 without

interruption. Sophia Podrozny returned in July to restart the Cook

and Eat Together program at 387/411 Waterloo Avenue and will be

starting another group at 232 Delhi Street/33 Marlborough Road this

month. The rest of CSS staff have agreed to continue in their present

positions. Thank you to all CSS clients, volunteers and staff for your

patience and incredible commitment during this transition. For more

information about CSS’ coming plans, please read the CSS update by

Program Manager Maryanne Wilford elsewhere in The Sentinel.

The Community Benefits Agreement that guides the collaboration

between the City of Guelph and the GWSA is well on its way to completion.

Thank you to Cem Kaner, Mike Woof, Roger Stevens and

Ross Knechtel for their efforts on this crucial task. Wendy Kornelson

and Adam Rutherford represented the City of Guelph in our discussions.

We are waiting for final review by City lawyers, but we are

optimistic we will have a favourable outcome and the long-standing

collaboration between the City and GWSA will continue.

The GWSA’s Annual General Meeting was held June 25. Thank

you to all members who attended the meeting and elected our new

Board members: Brian Smith, Cem Kaner and Bill MacDonald. One

of the first tasks a new Board has is to organize itself and elect officers.

This year’s officers will be: Becky Fiedler, President; Brian

Smith, Vice-President; and Roger Stevens, Treasurer. City employees

Tonie Sacchetti and Samantha Ferrier were appointed to share the

role of Secretary. Athar Khan and Adam Rutherford (Manager, Senior

Services) will serve on the Executive Committee and Judith Carson

is stepping in as Past-President. The balance of the Board includes

Ken Fugler, Mike Woof, Ann Grant and Board veterans, Kerry

Detlor and Ross Knechtel. Please be sure to let us know how we’re

doing if you see us. You can use the Contact Us page on the website

to send us messages and share ideas.

All of us owe a special thank you to Jean McClelland for six years

of service on the Board of Directors. GWSA by-laws impose a sixyear

limit on a Director’s term but that won’t limit Jean’s ongoing

contributions to our organization. She will continue guiding many of

us through her work on the Program Committee, Travel Committee,

Membership and Marketing Committee and Into Focus Photography


Did you see the Annual Report published at the AGM? If not, you

can pick up a copy at the front desk of The Evergreen Centre while

supplies last. You can also view it online from the GWSA website.

Many people contribute to preparing the Annual Report. GWSA’s

dedicated Committee Chairs provide leadership all year as well as

prepare their reports for your review. Thank you to Kerry Detlor,

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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Athar Khan, Joanne White, Connie Shaw, Ross Knechtel, Ann Sneyd, Carol Croft, Jocelynn Derosches, Samantha

Ferrier, Adam Rutherford and Maryanne Wilford for your many contributions to GWSA’s success.

Jean McClelland developed the report theme and the photography work in support of it. Carol Croft, Linda

Green, and the rest of The Sentinel Team did final editing, formatting and printing. Thank you to all!

In the Spring, GWSA Membership spoke in favour of increased transparency from the Board. In response,

webmaster Ross Knechtel created a web page with Board agendas and minutes from all meetings beginning

with the May 15 Special Members Meeting. We’re having trouble getting our Minutes ready and approved

within 24 hours of a meeting as you requested, but we are going to do our best to have them ready for your

review within 72 hours! If you approve of this new direction, be sure to thank Ross Knechtel and Tonie

Sacchetti (one of our co-Secretaries) for their hard work to make it possible.

Do you have talents, skills and energy you’d like to offer the GWSA? If so, please take a look at the Committee

Descriptions and use the form there to let us know you’re interested in helping plan GWSA’s future.

We will be back in October with more news from the Board!

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


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


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


- 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


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

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meets on the First Tuesday of the month in the Board

Room at 9:30 am.

Human Resources Management Committee (Chair:


Implements the GWSA Human Resource Policy for

GWSA staff which includes anyone who receives

payment for services. Reports on issues related to


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


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

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of interest to our membership. This Committee meets

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

Board Room.

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:

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THE EDITOR’S PAGE by Linda Green


A is for apple, and B is for boat,

That used to be right, but now it won’t float!

Age before beauty is what we once said,

But let’s be more realistic instead:


A’s for arthritis;

B’s the bad back,

C’s the chest pains, perhaps cardiac?

D is for dental decay and decline,

E is for eyesight, can’t read that top line!

F is for farting and fluid retention,

G is for gut droop, which I’d rather not mention.

H is high blood pressure, I’d rather it low;

I for incisions with scars you can show.

J is for joints, out of socket, won’t mend,

K is for knees that crack when they bend.

L’s for libido, what happened to sex?

M is for memory, I forget what comes next.

N is neuralgia, in nerves way down low;

O is for osteo, bones that don’t grow!

P for prescriptions, I have quite a few,

Just give me a pill, and I’ll be good as new.

Q is for queasy, is it fatal or flu?

R is for reflux, one meal turns to two.

S is for sleepless nights, counting my fears,

T is for tinnitus: bells in my ears!

U is for urinary, troubles with flow;

V for vertigo, that’s ‘dizzy’ you know…

W for worry, now what’s going ‘round?

X is for X-ray, and what might be found.

Y for another year I’ve left behind,

Z is for zest I still have — in my mind!

I’ve survived all the symptoms, my body’s


And I’m keeping my doctors fully employed!

Special Printing For Members

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

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

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

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

office (we’re not here all the time, though) or by email at,

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

member to take advantage of this.

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


To donate easily, with a credit

card, visit our website and click

on the ‘Donate’ button or call:


September 3, 2019 is the deadline for

submissions for the

October 2019 Sentinel.

Email submissions to:

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the October issue

is on September 26, 2019.

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos

(but we’ll do our best).

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Evergreen Restaurant - September 2019


The Evergreen Restaurant is open to the public and

serves a large variety of menu items that are available

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

(except holidays):

Breakfast Foods

Homemade Soups

Bakery Items




The daily featured Lunch is served from 11:30 am

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

available for your convenience.

Our goal is to provide balanced, nutritious meals.

We provide great quality, while keeping costs reasonable.

The tremendous support of volunteers in

the restaurant helps us achieve this goal.

Featured Hot Lunch

$7.15 + tax

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a

balanced nutritional meal.


We offer free delivery to the following adjacent

apartments — Riverside Gardens, Riverside Residences

on the Park, The Driftwood, and The Diplomat,

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

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

x2696 to order.

Only meal cards totaling a full meal will be

accepted for deliveries. NO CASH or PARTIAL


A sandwich with soup/salad will be charged the

same as a full meal.


Catering is available by special order: Hot/cold

drinks, sweet trays, sandwiches, etc. Please have

your order to the customer service clerk in the office

at least 48 hours prior to your event. This allows

staff to ensure that your catering needs will be

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

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

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday






& Fries


Meat Pies


Deluxe Pizza


Sole Fish




Super Duper Salad



For Volunteer



Chicken Kebabs






Cabbage Rolls

Roasted Chicken

Stuffed Pasta Shells

Chicken a la King

over Vol-au-vents

Baked Ham






Stuffed Chicken


Liver & Onions or

2nd Choice

Roast Beef



Honey Garlic

Pork Chops


free options are

available daily.

Please inquire

with the Chef.

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The Community Benefits Agreement between the City of Guelph and GWSA

by Cem Kaner 1

GWSA has a large contract with the City. It gives us a lot of support and requires a few things back

from GWSA. During the SaveCSS campaign, I learned that many GWSA members have not heard of

this Agreement or have heard inaccurate stories about it. We’re about to renew this Agreement. I’m

writing this article to help you understand what we’re getting into.

The contract is called a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA). Judith Carson negotiated the original

deal and we expect the new version to be very similar to the original.

The CBA provides GWSA with:

A lease that allows us to use most of the Evergreen Centre most of the time

City staff who provide facility management and maintenance, assistance with special events, management

of many types of data, a low-cost cafeteria, and co-ordination of GWSA’s many volunteers.

To replace the administrative support we get from City staff, we would probably have to hire

an Executive Director and paid staff. The CBA helps us run a lean, efficient GWSA.

We pay the City about $52,000 per year for the lease and the services. This price is very low. At different

times, Roger Stevens (GWSA’s Treasurer), Judith Carson (Past President) and I have looked

into the fair market value of a comparable lease for use of a commercial building, with the landlord

paying for maintenance, cleaning, and taxes. Our estimates range from $400,000 to $500,000 per year.

The City estimates the discount that it gives us on the lease, plus the value of the services, at about


This in-kind contribution from the City makes the City our largest supporter. We receive two-tothree

times as much support from the City as from United Way, our next largest supporter.

GWSA is a not-for-profit charitable corporation. We provide benefits, not just to our members, but

to the City at large. One of GWSA’s primary responsibilities under the Agreement is to provide the set

of services we call CSS (Community Support Services). Terminating those services, which the previous

Board almost did this year, would fundamentally violate our contract.

The City also requires us to:

Buy our own liability insurance so no one who is harmed during GWSA activities can sue the City.

Welcome a City representative to our Board and to each of our committees

Let the City audit our books

Provide the City with regularly updated planning documents (our Strategic Plan, when we update

it, will meet this requirement) and with semi-annual status reports against the Plan.

Some people describe these requirements as the City sticking its nose into our business. That’s not

what I see. As taxpayers, we would be furious if making a donation to a charity subjected our City to

added financial risk. We would also expect the City to make sure that money it gives an organization

is managed honestly and spent for the purposes it was given. To my eyes, these are ordinary, reasonable

requirements —I’ve seen much more burdensome requirements from other funding agencies.

In summary, GWSA provides many services that support Seniors at the Evergreen and throughout

the City, at a lower cost, and in some cases (CSS), with more expertise than the City has. In return,

the City gives us a terrific home and helpful staff. It’s a good deal for all sides, and it is an especially

good deal for us.

1. Cem Kaner is a new member of the GWSA Board of Directors.

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Why Your Voice Matters in Science and Research!

Authors: Alexis Fabricius, Amanda Jenkins, OA-INVOLVE Team

Many people have an idea about what science is,

how it’s done and the type of knowledge that it creates.

However, there are numerous approaches that

are not well-known, both inside and outside of the

scientific community, that yield important insights

and require involvement from the lay public

(including older adults). Some approaches involve

researchers asking older adults about their lived experience

of a certain phenomenon (e.g., What is it

like to live with a hip replacement?). Other approaches

go further and break down the boundaries

between scientists and participants. For example, in

participatory approaches, ‘participants’ become ‘co

-researchers’, which means that they take an active

role in the research, instead of having research done

on them. We at Older Adults’ Active Involvement

in Ageing & Technology Research and Development

(OA-INVOLVE), think there is tremendous

value in this. A participatory

approach is especially important

for researching technology

and aging because it improves

the functionality, usability,

and quality of products

geared towards older adults.

One way that OA-INVOLVE

meaningfully includes older

adults is through the Older

Adult Research Partner Group


Our OARPG currently has

11 members and includes older

adults from Guelph, Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver

who bring with them different backgrounds and

life experiences. Here, older adults contribute to

innovation and help shape research with researchers.

For example, some of our OARPG members

have attended conferences, given presentations,

helped with data collection and analysis, written

reports, and created arts-based products to disseminate

our research results. They also report how

much fun and how stimulating they have found

these activities!

One method of data collection that we use in participatory

approaches to science is called Photovoice.

This method asks participants to take

photos of their community (or another setting of

interest) to document and reflect what life is like in

that environment for the people living there. For

example, if a research group were interested in

learning about what ageing in a rural community is

like, they might distribute cameras to older adults in

rural communities and instruct the older adults to

document the things that are important to them dayto-day.

The pictures taken and the subject matter

that they capture can provide tremendous insights

to outsiders of a community and can bring understanding

or awareness to hidden issues.

We recently used a similar approach with our

OARPG members, asking them to take photos of

interesting or meaningful things at a research conference.

For example, check out a picture that one

older adult snapped of OARPG member, Ian, who

is asking a researcher about her work on technological

supports for caregivers. For other members,

their pictures captured their journeys getting to and

from the conference, meeting

new people, learning about innovative

technology for older

adults, and presenting on their

involvement in OA-INVOLVE.

The deeper understanding that

we can gain from these photos

include rewarding experiences

like making connections with

others. They can also document

more challenging aspects of

conference attendance for some

older adults such as using the

online conference program.

We’ve shared these photographs

on our website and Twitter account so that other

older adults and researchers can see the benefits of

using participatory approaches in research.

Science requires many voices, including the

voices of older adults. Your voice and experiences

can help contribute to better science on technology

and ageing. To see photos and videos showing

OARPG members’ work in action and to find out

more about the research that we do with older

adults, please visit

If you are interested in becoming

involved with the OARPG in the future,

please contact Research Co-ordinator Amanda Jenkins


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Volunteer Corner by Samantha Ferrier

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 or the

community. Looking for people to

help on a floater basis to fill in as

needed. Please speak to Samantha

in the main office.

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-changeable

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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.

Evergreen Dining Room

Dishwasher Volunteer: We are

currently seeking dishwasher volunteers

to help keep the kitchen

tidy and clean after meals. Full

training will be provided. Please

contact Chef Jocelynn if you are


Sound Technicians

3 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.

Garden Fresh Box

A volunteer is needed to assist

with the Garden Fresh box pickup

day on 3rd Wednesday each month

from 11:30-2:30. Work alongside

another volunteer and assist community

members with gathering

their fresh goods.

Feeling Better Move Well


Are you a fitness-minded senior

who enjoys physical activity? If

you are looking for a new challenge

this fall and would like to

help seniors who attend an exercise

class at the Salvation Army

Citadel, please consider volunteering

as a group exercise co-leader

with the “Feeling Better Move

Well” Program. You will be

trained to deliver a weekly gentle

60 minute group exercise class. As

little as one hour per week is all

this requires. Training is free and

an orientation program is provided.

To find out more about this

volunteer opportunity, please call

Margaret Iutzi, Program Coordinator

519-822-1260 x 2747.

2019 Christmas Variety Show

The Variety Show Committee is

looking for volunteers in the following


Sound Technicians (2 positions):

Experience working the sound

board and working as part of a


Back Stage Assistance (2-4 positions):

Work alongside the Stage

Manager during performances;

working as part of a team; assist

with props or any organizing backstage.

Decorators: Assist on the Monday

prior to the show with the decorating

of the Auditorium in a

Christmas décor.

Ushers/Ticket Takers/ Greeters/

Snacks: As a team, welcome patrons,

assist them to their seats,

assist at the intermission show

with the sales of snacks and beverages

in two designated areas.

If you are interested in volunteering

in any of the areas listed

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. Phone 519-822

-1260 x 2096 or by email at:


Program Manager, Senior Services by Adam Rutherford

Hello Sentinel readers!

Can someone out there tell me where our summer

went??? While the weather didn’t always cooperate

with our best laid plans – including our Annual Seniors

walk to City Hall (thank you to all the brave

souls that made the walk!), this was a far from

uneventful summer season.

In late June we were thrilled to see a highly successful

and productive Guelph Wellington Seniors

Association AGM and Board of Directors election.

We’ve received lots of positive feedback about this

year’s AGM and look forward to much success with

our new Board of Directors.

August sees us back to calm and maybe even a bit

sleepy before we hit the ground running with programs,

events and activities in September. This

year’s program registration takes place on September

4 at 7:30 am. This includes City of Guelph Programming

and GWSA Programming. All programs can be

booked online at, in person at

the Evergreen, City Hall, Victoria Road Recreation

and West End Community Centres or by phone at

519-837-5699 (TTY 519-826-9771). Program listings

and information can be found in our Community

Guide (available at all of our centres), in this issue of

the Sentinel and online at If

you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to

pop in to see myself, Tonie or Sam in the Evergreen


This is also a great time to encourage all of our

readers to reach out to the City and the GWSA’s programming

teams. We’re always looking for new, exciting

and engaging program ideas. If you have any

thoughts or ideas, please share them with us and let’s

start planning for next season!

September also sees the start to our season of great

events. The staff team is always thrilled to participate

in the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event. This is

the staff team’s opportunity to serve all of our volunteers

and offer our sincerest thank yous to each and

every volunteer that keeps the Evergreen humming

along. We know we could not do it without all of our

wonderful volunteers! THANK YOU! This year’s

event takes place at the Evergreen Seniors Centre on

September 12. If you have any questions, please see

myself or Samantha in the staff office.

The cool nights and warm days of September and

October are amongst my favourite of the year. Let’s

try to extend our summer and get ready for our late

October Halloween goblins, ghosts, superheroes and

princesses to make their arrivals.

As always, my office door is always open (if I’m in

the building….) and I look forward to connecting

with all of you.

See you soon,




Come and Celebrate our 10th Season!

Place: Riverside Park, large picnic shelter near the Enabling Garden

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Meet other members and take lots

of photos!!

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Administraon Office — 519‐837‐5696

GWSA CSS Remains Strong!

A message from Maryanne Wilford, Program


On behalf of the clients we serve, and the CSS staff

and volunteers who support our clients through our

service programs, I wish to extend a very special

thank you to all of you who spoke up in opposition to

our previous Board’s decision to divest itself of its

Community Support Services. CSS would not be

here were it not for those of you who recognized the

value in the work we do and organized and the

SaveCSS campaign. At a time when CSS and many

of the vulnerable and isolated clients we serve could

not speak, or were not aware of what was going on,

you drew attention to this issue and gave us a voice.

We are pleased to report all of our Service Programs

including Feeling Better Move Well Gentle Exercise,

Feeling Better Eat Well Nutrition, Outreach Social-

Recreational Program and CSS Education, client

support and telephone visiting have continued, and

will operate at full steam for the foreseeable future.

We also owe our gratitude to our major funder, the

United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin. I am

pleased to note we have confirmed the trust and confidence

of the United Way’s Board of Directors who

will continue to fund our Programs through to 2020

and 2021. As our population continues to age, I have

every reason to believe the GWSA will continue to

serve as a cornerstone agency for one of the key

United Way priority funding areas which is to provide

seniors with the social supports they need to be

connected to our community.

Moving forward, the future is bright. CSS stands

strong, and I am very proud to represent this extraordinary

organization. What greater privilege than to

serve others and every day, our staff and volunteers

see the impact our services make to improve the lives

of the individuals we support. We are grateful for a

clear mandate from our newly elected Board of Directors

to continue to grow and build on the successes

of CSS and we look forward to the year ahead.

Upcoming Events:

Guelph Family Health Team Food Demonstration

The Guelph Family Health Team will be presenting

another one of its free Food Demonstrations

Wednesday, September 11 (10:00 a.m. - noon) featuring

seasonal foods. Come out and learn from the

excellent Dietitian Educators from the FHT about

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good nutrition, new ways of preparing food and enjoy

a sampling of the foods that will be prepared.

Please note pre-registration is required by calling Pat

Gage at 519-837-5696 or emailing:

CSS Fall Education Series:

Another great set of learning opportunities will be

coming our way with The CSS Fall Education Series

starting on Tuesday, September 24 and featuring a

series of six lectures from our excellent community

of health and social service educators. Watch your

mail boxes for the release of our advertising flyer.

New Program Starting October 31 will Offer

Support for Individuals Living with Diabetes

Diabetes Care Guelph is excited to offer new, free of

charge, Group Diabetes Visits at the Evergreen Senior

Centre. The visits are for individuals living with

diabetes, looking for a group setting to learn from

others living with Diabetes along with Diabetes Educators.

There will also be the opportunity to review

blood work and have weight and blood pressure

checked on an ongoing basis. Groups will run Thursday

afternoons, 1:30-3:00 pm, every 3 months.

Please call Diabetes Care Guelph at 519-840-1964 to

register for our October 31 session.

It is the 20th anniversary of Suicide Awareness

Council of Wellington-Dufferin (SACWD), which

educates and builds resilience in suicide prevention,

intervention and postvention and brings

messages of resilience, recovery and hope.

By planning anniversary events and marking

World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10,

the Council will help people find resources and


Here are some things you can do to make a difference

in the well-being of those in your community:

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Light a candle. Place it near a window at 8 pm

on September 10 as a beacon of caring and

compassion. The candle recognizes those bereaved

by and survivors of suicide.

Listen. When someone is struggling,

check in with them and listen supportively

and compassionately. Help them look for


Take SafeTALK. This course teaches how to recognize

when someone is considering suicide and

how to connect them help.

mental-health-promotion-and- education.

Watch this video about seniors and suicide.\k

Stop by the CCS white board display. There

will be lots of resources available. Talking about

suicide is the best prevention.

Contact the Council: 519-239-8902 or

The Council does not provide crisis intervention

or counselling. If you, or someone you know is

in distress, please HERE 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247,

911 or go to your nearest hospital ER.





Other Noteworthy Items:

CSS Staff Shine Bright!

Congratulations to Margaret Iutzi, Feeling Better

Move Well Program Co-ordinator, who has been

awarded the designation Canadian Professional

Trainer with Merit from the Canadian Network of

Professional Trainers at their annual conference in

May. This award recognizes Margaret for her valued

contributions to the network and the personal training

field. We're proud of you Marg and thank you for the

professionalism and expertise you bring to your position

with the GWSA.

CSS Donation to the

United Way

Thank you all who purchased

seats for the CSS

Spring 2019 education series

in support of the United

Way Guelph Wellington

Dufferin. A total of

$1,302.20 was raised with

all of the funds going directly

to support the United


CSS Manager with United Way representative

Shakiba Shayani.

GWSA Email


Each month, approximately

mid-month, the Membership

and Marketing Committee

at the GWSA will send a

GWSA Email Update. It

will highlight a few of the exciting things happening

at the GWSA, important communications from the

Board, and upcoming programs by CSS.

You can unsubscribe from the updates at any time

by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link which will be

displayed at the bottom of every update.

If you have previously completed a paper “Consent

to Receive Electronic Communications”, we are asking

you to complete the electronic sign-up process

described below. We can’t sign you up manually

AND have our list editor keep track of the CASL

(Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation) compliance for

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

have chosen to use the electronic option.

You can receive the GWSA Email Updates by

completing the steps described below:

1. To begin, please send an email to subscribe@gwsa If you’d like, you can put the word

subscribe in the Subject line or you can skip that

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

a link.

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

fields, and click “Subscribe to List”.

3. To ensure you really want to receive GWSA email

updates – and to make sure all email addresses are

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


4. Once you respond to the confirmation message,

your registration is complete and you’ll receive our

Welcome letter.

We have also placed a link under the “Popular

Links” section on all web pages on the GWSA

website. Clicking on this link will also initiate the

Sign-up process. This will take you to step 2

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

complete the process.

You can expect to receive your first GWSA Email

Update approximately mid-month after you sign up!

Membership & Marketing Committee

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The GWSA Summer Swing Dance was very well attended on Friday, June 28. There were more than 60

seniors dancing to the tunes spun by our steady DJ Ted Lavoie. A tableful of guests from Norfolk Manor cut

some nice moves on the dance floor. Photos by Alan Pickersgill.


There were many interesting businesses and community

services in attendance at Retire in Style on June

7 with information about travel, health services, finances,

and more.

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GWSA Groups & Activities Contact Information

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


Evergreen Hallway

Ted Pritchard (519-826-6121)

Art Studio In 2

Evergreen Room 2

Ted Pritchard (519-826-6121)

Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 p.m.

weeks 1, 3, 5 and Wednesdays,

1-4 p.m., weeks 2, 4


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

John Ness (519-994-8611)

Wed. - May 1 - Oct. 31

10:00 am to Noon


Evergreen Room 4

Sharyn Richards (519-822-1810)

Mondays - 6:30-9:00 pm

Thursdays - 1:00-4:00 pm

6-H B E

Evergreen Room 4

Dot Smith (519-836-6448)

Thursdays - 1:00-4:00 pm

B C 1

Evergreen Board Room

Veronica Sanche (519-821-1180)

Last Friday of month - 1-2:30 pm

B C 2

Room 2

Christine Trimble (519-823-2086)

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

B - W E L’ L

Brian Doucet (519-780-7093)

Mondays - 12:30-3:15 pm

B - E

Evergreen Room 3

David Pinkney (519-780-5302)

Tuesdays - 6:45-9:15 pm

Peter Traulsen (519-265-2376)

Thursdays - 12:30-3:30 pm


Evergreen Room 3

Monica Skinner (519-821-1758)

Fridays - 9:00-11:30 am


Evergreen Room 3

Ruby Brent (519-767-1954)

(Bunka B&B)

Wednesdays - 9:15 am-noon


Evergreen Hallway

Sharyn Richards (519-822-1810)

Wednesdays - 1-4 pm


Ken Fugler (519-767-0145)

Debbie Williams (519-820-7215)


Evergreen Hallway

Dave Wurr (519-509-1032)

Fridays - 9:30 am-noon


Evergreen Room 3

Ross Knechtel (226-706-4058)

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)

September, November, January,

March, May

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


Evergreen Room 2

Judy Montgomery (519-824-8047)

Fridays - 8:30 am-1:30 pm


Evergreen Room 3

Sylvia Edgerton (519-837-0446)

Audrey Young (519-824-5891)

Joy Halliburton (519-822-9714)

Tuesdays - 12:45-4 pm


Evergreen Auditorium - Stage

Tracy Benson (519-993-6401)

Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays

10:00 am to 12:00 noon


Evergreen Room 2

2nd & 4th Tuesday

9:00-10:00 am


Evergreen Dining Room

Bev Baker (519-265-9139)

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:30 pm


Evergreen Room 3

Sandra Rennick (519-824-2044)

Maureen Baird (647-519-2006)

Mondays - 1:00-3:30 pm


Evergreen Dining Room

Audrey Young (519-824-5891)

4th Wednesday

1:30-4:00 pm


Evergreen Room 4

Ray Barnes (519-824-6004)

Fridays - 1:00-4:00 pm


Ken Hills (519-836-8414)

Mondays, May to September


Evergreen Board Room

Sharing Information about


Meet 1st Wed. of every month

From October to May

2:00-3:00 pm - it’s free

Call Marianne at 519-822-3946

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Evergreen Auditorium

Margaret Waldron (519-836-8534)

Phyllis Carnochan (519-836-9415)

Mondays -

9:30 -11:45 am

Thursdays -

1:00-3:00 pm


Evergreen Hallway

Georgia Taylor (519-265-8816)

Tuesdays - 12:30-3:30 pm

Instruction available


Evergreen Board Room

Geoff Richards (226-820-2950)

Mon., Tues., Thurs.

(times as assigned)


Evergreen Room 4

Jean McClelland (519-763-4881)

2:30-5 pm - last Monday of every

month - $24.00 a year


Rudy Simon (1-226-979-9635)

Neville Newman (519-400-9136)

Evergreen Auditorium

Tues. - 9:00 - 12:00 noon

(Beginners & Intermediate)

Friday - 12:45 - 4 pm

(all levels of play)

West End Rec Centre

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

(advanced play)

Thurs. - 2:15 - 5:00 pm

(all levels of play)


Evergreen Room 2

Beryl Drohan (519-827-0120)

Mondays - 12:30-4:00 pm


Evergreen Hallway

Linda Robinson (226-343-0426)

Beth Campeau (226-343-0415)

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

Thursdays - 1:00-3:45 pm


Evergreen Auditorium

Maureen Butts (519-821-7884)

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm

Wednesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm


Exhibition Park Arena

Corner of Exhibition &

Division Sts.

Sharon O’Sullivan (519-848-2084)

Saturdays - 8:00-9:50 pm


Evergreen Room 3

Doreen Muir


Choir Director - Ann Sneyd

Pianist - Mary Lynn Woods

Fridays 1:00-3:30 pm


Evergreen Parking Lot by

The Enabling Garden

Shane Hamilton (519-824-8001)

Mondays from January to the end

of March 2019

8:00 am car pool at Evergreen

to Blue Mountain

6:00 pm return to Evergreen


Evergreen Snooker Room

Nick Harris (519-836-4547)

Daily - 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday - 7:00-9:30 pm

1st Thursday of every month

7:00-9:30 pm


Evergreen Auditorium

Gordon Field (519-822-4976)

Ursula Rodrigues (519-837-3782)


Monday - 3:30-6:30 pm

Wednesday - 9:00 am-12:45 pm

Saturday - 9:00 am-12:00 noon

West End: Friday - 1:00-4:00 pm

(WE - except July/August)

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Evergreen Dining Room

Mike Rooke (519-824-2472)

Garry Lazzari (519-763-4386)

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 pm


April to October

Thursdays - 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Brenda Langham (519-836-8366)

Gord Clegg (519-824-3293)


Evergreen Room 2

Ann Peters (519-836-3554)

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

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


Rm 2 West End Rec Centre

Nancy Baker (519-822-6653)

September - June

Tuesdays - 12:30-4:00 pm

Membership is $20.00


Rm 2 West End Rec Centre

Ross Hamilton (519-835-9181)

Jan. - June; Sept. - Dec.

Thursdays - noon-4:00 pm

Membership is $25.00


Evergreen Board Room

Ross Coulter (519-821-3993)

2nd & 4th Thursdays - 1:00 pm







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GWSA Group & Activity Reports

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


Art in the Hall

The Art in the Hall project is mandated

to display good art work in the

halls of the Evergreen Centre. If you

are interested in having your work in

a solo exhibition, or if you are interested

in having a few pieces of your

work as part of a group display at

the Evergreen Centre in 2019, contact

Ted Pritchard at 519-826-6121


Art Studio in 2

Art Studio in 2 is an Art group

working out of Room 2 at the Evergreen

Centre on alternate Tuesday

evenings from 6:30 pm until 9:30

pm on the first, third and fifth Tuesday

of the month and on alternate

Wednesday afternoons from 12:30

pm until 4:00 pm on the second and

fourth Wednesday of the month.

The artists in this club choose their

own media to work with, examples

of which are acrylic painting,

Bunka, drawing, pastels, porcelain

painting, printmaking, stitchery/

textile arts, watercolour painting and

others. Room 2 isn’t vented properly

for the use of oil paints, turpentine,

linseed oil or other strong-smelling

media. There are restrictions on perfume

use also at the Centre to respect

those with allergies. Artists

will need to provide all the materials

they need to complete their work

and be prepared to share their technique

and insights with other artists.

The membership in Art Studio in 2

is limited to 24 and yearly membership

costs $24.00 including HST, in

addition to the GWSA membership.

If you are interested in joining Art

Studio in 2 for 2019, contact Ted

Pritchard at 519-826-6121 or


Our Badminton Club is gearing up

already for fun and enjoyable games

as our new season begins. We will

have a wonderful Welcome Back

BBQ/Corn Roast in September and

hope to renew friendships with folks

who have been away over the summer

and with newcomers giving us a


Our Club welcomes all from beginners

to experienced and competitive

players. Join us as many as 6

times a week for friendly, active

games and competition at two locations.

We play at the West End

Community Centre on Monday and

Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm.

At the Evergreen Centre play is on

Tuesday evening at 7 pm, Thursday

at 9 am, Friday at 10 am and Sunday

afternoons at 1:15 pm.

We do our best to keep members

alerted of any changes to our times

with emails and personal calls.

Racquets are available for shortterm

loan but players are required to

have indoor court shoes suitable for

the games.

Your membership fee covers participation

at both locations. We allow

3 free visits to give you a

chance to discover if you are able

and will enjoy this very active

sport. The yearly fee is $60.00 and

you must have an up-to-date membership

with GWSA to be a member

of our club.

For further information regarding

our activities and membership,

contact Eleanor Stern at 519-837-


Bicycling - Casual

This group will be exploring

Guelph’s wonderful multi-use trail

system. We’ll take in the sights of

our city, explore some history, get

some fresh air and exercise, all in

one morning! This group is geared

to people who can ride 10 km in less

than 2 hours. Helmets and your own

bike are mandatory. Meeting place is

the Enabling Garden at Riverside


Bid Euchre

Come into Room 4 and enjoy a

friendly game of 4-Hand Bid Euchre

Monday evenings from 6:30 until

9:00 pm, and Thursdays from 1 until

4 pm. There will also be 6-Hand Bid

Euchre on Thursday afternoons.

Don’t know how to play? We will

teach you at no charge. Come and

enjoy a visit; we would love to meet

some new members. Guests are always

welcome. For information on 4

-Hand Bid Euchre, phone Sharyn

Richards (519-822-1810) or for 6-

Hand Bid Euchre, call Dot Smith


Book Club 1

Our group meets in the Boardroom

on the last Friday of each month

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

our selection is “Circling the

Sun” by Paula McLain. In October

we will be reading “Precious Cargo”

by Craig Davidson.

Monthly fee is $3.00.

Book Club 2

This group will meet in Room 2 on

the third Friday of each month at

1:30 pm.

The fee is $3/visit.


We invite all bridge players to come

and join us in a friendly game of

bridge. We play three times a week

as follows:

Monday at the West End in the Lions

Lair from 12:45 until 3:15 pm.

Tuesday at the Evergreen in Room 3

from 6:45 pm until 9:15 pm.

Thursday at the Evergreen in Room

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

We hope you will come out and

have a friendly game with us. We

will be delighted to welcome you.


Bunka embroidery is created by using

a unique combination of punch

needle and special silk-like rayon

thread. When completed, many pictures

resemble delicately shaded

paintings. In fact, the needle is held

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and operates in much the same manner

as an artist’s brush or pencil.

The Bunka artist uses many different

stitch techniques in order to

achieve the desired effect of depth

and interest, but unlike other forms

of needle art, there are no knots to

tie and mistakes are easily corrected.

This group is for all skill levels and

meets every Wednesday from 9:15

a.m. to noon in Room 3.


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,


Craft Group

When you read this, summer is almost

over and fall is near. I would

like to thank all the ladies for coming

out in the hot weather we had. It

sure was hard on all of us. Thanks to

everyone for your support by donating

wool and material. We have a

store full of lovely items, so tell

your friends to come in and do their

Christmas shopping! Thanks again!!


Come out and have lots of fun playing

cribbage on Tuesdays from

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

$2 per visit and the first visit is free

for newcomers, but you must be a

GWSA member after 3 visits. This

game is for “has been” players and

pros. You must have some knowledge

of Cribbage. The fees go to

the GWSA and supplies. The players

are very helpful in counting and

answering questions and instruction

is also available to assist you. If you

need to freshen up your game or see

how the game is played, go to the

website: “Cribbage Classic”. For

more information, call Sylvia at 519

-837-0446, Audrey at 519-824-

5891, or Joy at 519-822-9714.

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Put on your dancing shoes Friday

afternoons from 1:00 to 3:30 pm.

Dance every second month at the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre,


$8 includes light refreshments.

Singles and couples welcome,

membership not required.

D.J. Ted Lavoie plays a variety of

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

country, ballroom, Latin, line dance

and more. Requests played.

Dates in 2019 are October 25 and

December 20. Come out and join

the fun.


Here are the high scores for May:

Adam, W. 136, 130 out; Allain, E.

114; Anderson, S. 135; Blacklock,

A. 119; Butler, E. 135; Butler, S.

140; Coombes, D. 101 bullseye; Favaro,

R. 134; Fowler, B. 112; Gooderham,

V. 114; Langham, R. 108;

Lovett, F. 134; McGill, B. 134; Paxman,

L. 121; Scott, B. 140, 111 triple

out; Smith, M. 138; Waldron, M.

bullseye out; Wilkins, D. 103.

Here are the high scores for June:

Adam, W. 117, 222 triple out;

Blacklock, A. 125; Butler, E. 119;

Butler, S. 140, 95 out; Contini, G.

104; Coombes, D. 104; Fowler, B.

120; Gooderham, V. 123; Langham,

R. 118; Lovett, F. 130; McGill, B.

156; Scott, B. 121, 110 out; Waldron,

M. 140; Wallace, K. 118; Wilson,

E. 114.

Here are the high scores for July:

Adam, W. 133; Blacklock, A. 106;

Butler, E. 135; Butler, S. 140;

Coombes, J. 109; Langham, R. 120;

Scott, B. 140, 222 triple out; Smith,

L. 133; Smith, M. 121; Wallace, K.

118; Wilson, E. 100.


The Dominoes club meets every

Tuesday at 1:30 pm in the Dining

Room. The club plays Mexican

Train. The cost is $1.50 per visit.

Please contact Bev Baker at 519-

265-9139 regarding any questions

about the club. Come and have

some fun.


For 2019, we are playing on Mondays

at different courses around

Guelph, Cambridge and Kitchener/

Waterloo to the last Monday of September.

Traditionally we have over

300 members split into 3 golf

groups (see below).

If you are interested and need information,

contact Ted Pritchard at

519-826-6121. The co-ordinators for

2019 are 18 Hole A Group, Tom

Kane; 18 Hole B Group, George

Hughes; and 9 Hole Group, David

Halfpenny. The cost to join the Evergreen

Golf Club for the 2019 season

is $10.00 plus HST.

Hearing Improvement

The Hearing Improvement Committee

of Guelph has the objective of

helping fellow citizens with hearing

loss by co-operating with and assisting

professionals who deal with it;

promoting hearing accessibility

within our own community; holding

regular information sessions to encourage

greater understanding of the

problem and what is available to

help it.

We meet the first Wednesday of

each month from October through

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

We discuss problems affecting

those with hearing loss and try

to find solutions. Our meetings also

have a social component. For further

information, call Marianne at 519-


Line Dancing

Line dances are choreographed

dances with a repeating series of

steps that are performed in unison

by a group of people in lines, rows

or circles. One of the great things

about line dancing is that no experience

is necessary. Line dances are

easy to 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.

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Contact Jackie to enquire about Riverside Residence on the

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


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… the third generation


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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

We had a busy and productive

summer, continuing to meet each

month, go on our field trips, and

introduce new photo challenges.

The photo display during the summer

months covered themes of patterns

in nature in July and public art

in August. Our field trips took us to

local gardens, the Halton County

Radial Railway Museum, the Art

Gallery of Guelph and other interesting

spots. You’ll find some of our

photos from these activities on our

website at https://

Our theme for September is

“portrait orientation.” Cameras generally

capture images in landscape

mode. They are “sideways” - wider

than high. These can often be made

more interesting if cropped to be the

opposite – higher than wide. The

results will be put on the Evergreen

Restaurant walls at our meeting on

September 30.

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:


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

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net and rules similar to tennis, with

a few modifications.

This sport is for people of all ages

who are looking for some fun,

laughter, socialization and exercise.

It’s easy to learn, but can be challenging

for those with a competitive

nature. All levels of skill invited.

Pickleball equipment is provided.


Our Scrabble group meets Thursdays

from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm at the

tables in the Evergreen Hallway

near the Library. Cost is $1.00 per

visit. We play relaxed but challenging

games using the Scrabble Dictionary

6 th Edition as our reference.

Skill levels range from beginner to

advanced. Come play at whatever

table you wish. Enjoy a laugh, score

a Bingo if you can, and learn a new

word or two with other word lovers!


Come on out and join our group.

Enjoy some gentle exercise, friendship

and fun. Membership is available

to all paid-up GWSA members

for a $10 fee every six months. You

also have the option of paying $1.00

per game. Register the first time you

play. Beginners are welcome and

instruction is available. The group

plays Tuesdays and Wednesdays

from 1:30 to 3 p.m.


Summer recess is over and the

Silvertones Choir resumes practices

on Friday, September 6.

These are exciting times for the

choir which began over 40 years

ago and is now proud to boast over

55 members. Sharing their love of

singing brings joy and fulfillment

and, some might say, longevity…

On August 1, one delightful member

of the soprano


Barbara Webster


her 100th

birthday! Barb

has been a

member of the

GWSA for

many years

and has been involved in a number

of activities varying from dance to

being the cox in the old Dragon

Boat races. She has been in the Silvertones

for about 26 years. This

fun, quick witted lady is loved by all

and the choir is delighted to share

this special occasion with her.

The choir’s big focus this fall is

preparing for Evergreen’s Annual

Variety Show which, this year, will

take the form of a Christmas Ceilidh

‘From Our Home To You’ - lots of

music, song, dancing, comedy with

a down-home Nova Scotia theme.

The choir’s pianist, the ever popular

and talented Mary Lynn Woods,

will be the Show Director this year

whilst President Doreen Muir is the

Producer. Many favourite performers

will be returning and there will

be some new faces as well as the


Show times are Thursday, November

21 at 1:30 pm, Friday, November

22 at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm.

Friday evening is a new addition to

the programme and there will be no

Saturday show this year.

When rehearsals resume after

Christmas, the choir’s focus will be

on preparing for our annual presentations

at area Seniors’ residences.

This year we will be doing selections

from the musical ‘Brigadoon’.

For more information about joining

the choir, please call Doreen

Muir at 519-831-8323.


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.

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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


The primary focus of the club is

to have fun, build friendships and

socialize. Your snooker skill level is

irrelevant so don’t feel intimidated

if you are a beginner. Prospective

members may visit the club room

up to three times without charge to

help with their decision on whether

to join. While most of the current

members are men, there is a small

group of women who play regularly

(typically on Tuesday mornings), so

ladies, don’t be shy, give it a try.

Membership is available to all

paid-up members of the GWSA on

payment of the prescribed annual

snooker activity fee. The current fee

of $70 (plus tax) buys you access to

the Snooker Room any time it is

open and all the snooker you care to


Texas Hold ’Em

Why not come out and have fun

with us?

We are averaging about 18 players

a week. We are situated now 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


We play on Tuesday nights. Our

time format is from 6:30 to 8:30


Each player starts off with

$602.00 in real casino chips; we do

not play for money, more for bragging

rights, and the one with the

most chips each week is the winner.

We play until you are knocked out

or until 8:30 comes whichever

comes 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 G.W.S.A. TO PLAY.

Contacts: Mike Rooke, 519-824-

2472, Garry Lazzari, 519-763-4386

Membership and Marketing

Committee Corner

Welcome back everyone, to a full fall schedule. I hope that all of you had some time for relaxation

and renewal. I look forward to the beehive of activities here. This is a great time of year to introduce

a friend to the Evergreen. Come and meet new people and friends-to-be. Develop your

physical abilities and expand your mind.

Anytime that you have a special story about a member, or an act of kindness happening, send it

to us. You can leave the story in the M & M mail box in the office. We welcome your input on the

great things that happen here. Have a great fall season.

Be Active - Get Involved - Make Friends

Walking Club

I am sorry to say we lost one of our

regular members at the end of May.

Jane Van Haeren died and will be a

big miss on our walks and our Winter


We have some new members this

year and are enjoying their company.

We have had walks to St. Jacobs,

a guided tour of Woodlawn

Cemetery trails, and Guelph Lake

Conservation Area. We had a flag

raising ceremony at City Hall in

June and an enjoyable pot luck picnic

in Riverside Park at the beginning

of July. There was plenty of

good food and we relaxed in the

shade of the picnic shelter in Riverside

Park. Our season will wind up

on Thursday, October 24, with our

Pot Luck Supper, details next


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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See answer on page 43

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities SEPTEMBER 2019

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


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday



9a-12p Pickleball

9a-4p Snooker

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1-4p West End Arts W

1:30-3p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

67-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge



9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9a-4p Snooker

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Watercolours

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:30-3p Shuffleboard

2-3:30p Hearing Improvement


9a-12p Badminton

9a-12p Outreach

9a-4p Snooker

9:30a Walking Club P

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-2p Feel Better Move Well W

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W


8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

9a-3p Chess

9a-4p Snooker

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-3p Silvertones

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W


9a-4p Snooker

9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre


9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12p Pickleball

9a-12:30p Arthritis Society


9a-4p Snooker

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1:30-3p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge


9a-4p Snooker

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Food Demo Rm 2

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

1-4p Canasta







8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-3p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

9a-4p Snooker

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W


9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:15-3:30p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring


9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12p Pickleball

9a-12:30p Arthritis Society

9a-4p Snooker

10a-12p Outreach

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage


9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9a-4p Watercolours

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts


9a-12p Badminton

9a-12p Foot Care Clinic

9a-4p Snooker

9:30a Walking Club P

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:45-2p Feel Better Move Well


1-2p Feel Better Move Well W


8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

9a-4p Snooker

10a-12p Darts

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1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre


9a-4p Snooker

9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:15-3:30p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre


9a-4p Snooker

9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:15-3:30p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-2p Feel Better Move Well

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

2:30-5p Photography Club

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1-4p West End Arts W

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

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

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge


9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12p Pickleball

9a-12:30p Arthritis Society

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1-4p West End Arts W

1:30-3p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Snooker

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:30-3p Shuffleboard


9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9a-4p Snooker

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:30-3p Shuffleboard

1:30-4p Wed. Euchre

Everyday Activities


Book Nook— Mon-Fri –


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

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W

1:30-3p Book Club 2


9a-12p Badminton

9a-4p Snooker

9:30a Walking Club P

12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-3:30p Writers Club

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W


8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

9a-3p Chess

9a-4p Snooker

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

10:30a-12p Food Tasting

12:45-3p Silvertones

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-2:30p Book Club

1-4p Friday Euchre

Weekend Activities


9a-12p Table Tennis, September 7, 14,


10a-12p Darts, September 7, 14, 28


1:15-3:15p Badminton, September 8, 15,

22, 29

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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. 42

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“Our Young Seniors”

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


Speers, Jean - June 18 (93)

Brent, Ruby - June 20 (76)

Monico, Paula - September 4 (77)

Hillman, Don - September 14 (86)



Croft, Jim & Carol - September 2, 1967

(52 years)

Riley, Dorothy & Art - September 8, 1951

(68 years)

If you have a birthday or anniversary that

you would like to include in the Sentinel,

please let us know the month before.

This column is NOT done automatically.

We DON’T have access to your

personal information.


We would like to convey our condolences

To Association Members and their Families

Simms, Mary Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday,

June 29, 2019 at the age of 68. Wife of Snooker club

member Pius Simms.

Hanna, Gordon Joseph, passed away on Monday,

July 1, 2019, in his 82nd year. Loved brother-in-law

of Carol Croft, Adminstrator for the Sentinel.

Riddell, Isabelle, passed away on Sunday, July 28,

2019 in her 86th year. She was a member of

cribbage and bid euchre groups.

Mundell, Lorna, passed away on Monday, July 29,

2019 in her 67th year. She was a long-time GWSA

member and worked at the front desk.

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held at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

unless otherwise indicated — call 519-823-1291.

Your Community Guide is available at the Centre and online at



PLEASE NOTE: There are no codes for courses. All you need to register is the category, course name,

program start date and preferred day and time (if multiple options are available).


Cardio and Strength 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: 60 mins

Classes: 13

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $81.90 Members,

$94.25 Non-Members

Mon Sep 16-Dec 16, 9:30 a.m.

No class: Oct 14

Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 14

Fee: $88.19 Members,

$101.50 Non-Members

Wed Sep 18-Dec 18, 9:30 a.m.

Cardio and Strength Level 2

The intermediate/advanced

strength training class focuses on a

low impact cardio warm up. 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: 60 mins

Classes: 10

Fee: $63 Members,

$72.45 Non-Members

Mon Sep 16-Dec 2, 9 a.m.

No class: Oct 14 & 21

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Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 14

Fee: $88.19 Members,

$101.50 Non-Members

Fri Sep 20-Dec 20, 9 a.m.

Cardio and Strength Level 3

Come and challenge your fitness

level in the advanced strength

training class. Focusing on a low

impact cardio warm up, 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: 60 mins Classes: 10

Fee: $63 Members,

$72.45 Non-Members

Mon Sep 16-Dec 2, 8 a.m.

No class: Oct 14 & 21

Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 14

Fee: $88.19 Members,

$101.50 Non-Members

Fri Sep 20-Dec 20, 8 a.m.

Cardio Dance

This innovative, fun and exciting

dance fitness class is guaranteed to

get you moving into shape. This

safe and effective total body

workout is specifically designed

for beginners and seniors.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 14

Fee: $95.62 Members,

$109.9 Non-Members

Tue Sep 17-Dec 17, 2 p.m.

Celtic Dance

Enjoy and learn the dances of the

Celtic nations of Ireland, Scotland,

Wales and Brittany. Also experience

the dances of other countries

which have been influenced by the

Celtic music, rhythms and dances.

This is a low-impact activity. No

partners are required.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 14

Fee: $95.62 Members,

$109.9 Non-Members

Thu Sep 19-Dec 19, 9:45 a.m.

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,

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.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 10

Fee: $73.70 Members,

$84.75 Non-Members

Mon Sep 16-Dec 2, 1 p.m.

No class: Oct 14 & 21

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 14

Fee: $103.18 Members,

$118.58 Non-Members

Wed Sep 18-Dec 18, 9:15 a.m.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 14

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $103.18 Members,

$118.58 Non-Members

Thu Sep 19-Dec 19, 2 p.m.

Gentle Yoga

This program is open to everyone.

We will explore this centuries old

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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: 14

Fee: $103.18 Members,

$118.58 Non-Members

Fri Sep 20-Dec 20, 10:30 a.m.

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Tue Sep 17-Dec 17, 2 p.m.


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: 14

Fee: $103.18 Members,

$118.58 Non-Members

Wed Sep 18-Dec 18, 1:30 p.m.

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, selfmassage

and meditation. Qi Gong

1 class focuses on the core routines.

Class length: 90 mins Classes: 12

Fee: $81.7 Members,

$93.23 Non-Members

Mon Sep 16-Dec 9, 10:30 a.m.

No class: Oct 14

Class length: 90 mins Classes: 14

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $103.18 Members,

$118.58 Non-Members

Fri Sep 20-Dec 20, 1 p.m.

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, selfmassage

and meditation. Qi Gong

2 class explores variations, including

qigong walking.

Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 14

Fee: $68.74 Members,

$78.96 Non-Members

Thu Sep 19-Dec 19, 11 a.m.

Strength and Balance

This beginner class will focus on

fall prevention, whole body movements

and balance. It is designed

to improve general mobility and

overall strength to make everyday

tasks easier. You can expect to see

improvement in posture. The class

presents an excellent opportunity

for beginners to start exercising

with an aerobic, strength and flexibility


Class length: 45 mins

Classes: 12

Fee: $56.76 Members,

$65.16 Non-Members

Wed Sep 18-Dec 18, 12:15 p.m.

Wed Sep 18-Dec 18, 2:30 p.m.

No class: Oct 9, Nov 20

Stretch and Strengthen

Come and learn body awareness

through core strengthening, muscle

toning and stretching. You will see

improvements in your posture and

fitness abilities. This entry-level

fitness class will prepare to take

your fitness to the next level.

Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 14

Fee: $88.20 Members,

$101.50 Non-Members

Tue Sep 17-Dec 17, 8:45 a.m.

Thu Sep 19-Dec 19, 8:45 a.m.

Tai Chi

Continue to learn the complete sequence

of Tai Chi Ch’uan moves.

This program is suitable for anyone

who has completed a beginner

level Tai Chi class or has had previous

experience with a similar

style of Tai Chi.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 14

Fee: $103.18 Members,

$118.72 Non-Members

Tue Sep 17-Dec 17, 9:45 a.m.

Total Body Conditioning

This total body conditioning class

will challenge the active 55+ individual.

A cardio warm up 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


Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 14

Fee: $88.20 Members,

$101.50 Non-Members

Wed Sep 18-Dec 18, 8 a.m.



Android Tablets and


During this private lesson, the instructor

will assist you with any

problems or concerns you have

with your tablet or smartphone!

Please bring your tablet or

smartphone to the class.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 1

Fee: $20.50 Members,

$23.58 Non-Members

Mon Nov 25, 9:30 a.m.

Mon Nov 25, 10:30 a.m.

Mon Nov 25, 11:30 a.m.

Computer Mentoring

Just about everyone with a computer

runs into problems! Don’t

struggle when there is help availa-

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What does Canada produce that no other

country does?


What do you call a Canadian T-Rex?


How is the moon like a loonie?

It has four quarters.

What is the strongest bird in Canada?

The crane.

What do a hockey player and a magician

have in common?

They both do hat tricks.

Why was there a delay at airport security?

All the hockey players were getting


What do you get when you cross the prime

minister with an owl?

Someone who gives a hoot.

What kind of pine has the sharpest


The porcupine.

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ble at these weekly mentoring sessions.

Volunteers from the GWSA

Computer Club are available to

assist you with your specific problem


Class length: 2 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $3.00 Members,

$5.00 Non-Members

See the box at the bottom of this

page for dates and codes.

Email Basics

Are you new to email and want to

learn how to better communicate

with friends, family and even businesses?

Do you want to learn how

to better use your current email

service? This workshop will teach

you how to use an internet-based

email service (Yahoo! Mail) to

send and receive messages, attach

documents and photos, as well as

identifying and avoiding email viruses.

If you already have an email

account, bring your login and password,

as there will be time to practice

and to have your questions answered.

To get the most out of this

session, you should know how to

use a mouse.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $21 Members,

$24.15 Non-Members

Fri Oct 11, 9:30 a.m.


Facebook is a social media website

that allows you to connect with

friends, family and even businesses.

This workshop will teach you

about social networking using Facebook.

You will learn about key

features including how to log on,

navigate the website, find friends

and family, edit your online profile,

as well as managing your privacy


You will learn about advanced features

including messages and chat,

creating photo albums, joining

groups, user lists, and using the

App Centre. This session will allow

for practice time and an opportunity

to ask your questions.

To get the most out of this session,

you should already have a Facebook

account set up.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $21 Members,

$24.15 Non-Members

Fri Nov 1, 9:30 a.m.

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,

$24.15 Non-Members

Tue Oct 29, 1 p.m.

Internet Basics

Are you new to the internet and

want to learn more about going

online? Would you like to better

understand internet jargon? Has

using an Internet browser left you

frustrated and confused? This

workshop will guide you through

the internet basics, including how

to use a browser, navigate websites

and use a search engine, as well as

understanding internet jargon. This

session will also help you to identify

Internet threats and stay safe

when online. To get the most out

of this session, you should already

know how to use a mouse.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $21 Members,

$24.15 Non-Members

Fri Nov 15, 9:30 a.m.


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 length: 2 hours Classes: 2

Fee: $31.30 Members,

$36 Non-Members

Mon Sept 16 & 23, 10 a.m.

Mon Dec 2 & 9, 10 a.m.

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

and $5.00 for Non-Members.

Participants pay in advance at the registration desk.

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

Computer Free Time:

Every Wednesday morning

from 9:30-11:30 am,

and Friday afternoon

from 1:00-3:00 pm,

open to all members of the


free of charge.


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Sep 16 Oct 7 Nov 4 Nov 25 Dec 16

Sep 23 Oct 21 Nov 11 Dec 2

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with this ad

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Let’s Get Started

This entry level course is for those

who would like to try computing at

its most basic level. Your instructor

will give hands-on experience

while learning at your own speed.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 4

Fee: $62.20 Members,

$72 Non-Members

Tue Sep 24-Oct 15, 1 p.m.

Maintenance and Peak


Is your computer running slow?

Got a lot of ‘garbage’ on your

computer? Need to understand antivirus

software? You can use your

existing Windows software to

clean that up and get peak performance

to keep your computer running


Class length: 2 hours Classes: 3

Fee: $46.95 Members,

$54 Non-Members

Tues Nov 12-Nov 26, 1 p.m.

Microsoft 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 class is for Windows.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $21 Members,

$24.15 Non-Members

Fri Oct 4, 9 a.m.


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, for free

with a Skype-to-Skype call.

Class length: 2 hours

Classes: 2

Fee: $31.30 Members,

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$36 Non-Members

Wed Nov 20 & 27, 1 p.m.


Community Craft Sale

Evergreen opens its doors for a

Community Craft Sale. Be one of

many craft vendors at this seasonal

and festive event. New or homemade/handmade

items only, no

rummage sale items please. To reserve

your table, call 519-823-


Date: Sat November 16

Time: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Fee: $20+ HST per table

Set up: Fri. Nov 15, 4:30-6 p.m.

and/or Sat. Nov 16, 8-9 a.m.

Peer Learning - Impacts of an

Aging Demographic

Six million Canadians are over 65,

and the number is growing. What

implications does this have for

health care, the economy, and families?

How can we ensure financial

security for seniors, and promote

healthy aging? How are other

countries adapting to aging populations?

Join us for a good discussion.

Fee: $18.00 Members,

$33.00 Non-Members

Mon Sep 16-Nov 25

9:30-11:30 a.m.

No class: Sept 23, Oct 14

Peer Learning - The Wisdom of

Great People

We have an abundance of great

thinkers to draw from. Investigate

their philosophies to see if they can

aid in building a better society.

Fee: $18.00 Members,

$33.00 Non-Members

Tue Sep 17-Nov 19

1:30-3:30 p.m.

No class: Sept 24

Peer Learning - Human Rights

in the World Today

The Universal Declaration of Human

Rights states that all human

beings are born free and equal in

dignity and rights. We will examine

these rights as they exist in various

countries, and our role in promoting


Fee: $18.00 Members,

$33.00 Non-Members

Thu Sep 19-Nov 21

9:30-11:30 a.m.

No class: Sept 26

Photography - Camera Basics

This course looks at the most common

features found on digital cameras.

Topics include using the camera’s

menus and modes to take better

pictures, downloading pictures

onto your computer, and organizing

them into folders and albums.

Class length: 2.5 hours

Classes: 1

Fee: $21 Members,

$24.15 Non-Members

Fri Oct 25, 9:30 a.m.

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: 12

Fee: $246 Members,

$282.96 Non-Members

Wed Sep 18-Dec 4, noon

Wed Sep 18-Dec 4, 12:30 p.m.

Wed Sep 18-Dec 4, 1:15 p.m.

Wed Sep 18-Dec 4, 1:45 p.m.

Wed Sep 18-Dec 4, 2:30 p.m.

Wed Sep 18-Dec 4, 3:00 p.m.

Publish a Photo Book

Publishing your first photo book is

less complicated than you think.

Learn about the tools and sites

available for publishing a full colour,

hardcover photo book of your

personal photos and then order additional

copies for the whole family.

Modern day publishing is easy

and affordable.

Class length: 2.5 hours

Classes: 1

Fee: $21 Members,

$24.15 Non-Members

Fri Nov 8, 9:30 a.m.

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Taste of Italy

Come and enjoy a taste of Italy.

Learn how to cook an Italian dinner

which includes antipasto, soup

and pasta. Please bring containers

for any possible leftovers and a

water bottle.

Class length: 2.5 hours

Classes: 1

Fee: $36.24 Members,

$41.67 Non-Members

Tue Nov 5, 6:30 p.m.

The ABCs of Cash Flow


Is more money going out, than

coming in? Do you have a leaky

bucket when it comes to money?

Does your cell phone bill come in

higher every month? The ABCs of

cash flow planning is critical.

Managing spending is as simple as

spending less than you make, or is

it? In this session you will learn

the tricks and tips to understanding

your cash flow and having greater

peace of mind when it comes to

your money.

Class length: 90 mins Classes: 1

Fee: $5 Members,

$5 Non-Members

Thur Oct 17, 10 a.m.

Travel Insurance 101

Have you had health concerns and

wondered if you are still eligible to

purchase travel insurance? Have

you had friends or family purchase

travel insurance and their claims

were denied? Did you retire with a

health plan and wonder if it’s

enough coverage while travelling

abroad? Do the proposed changes

in OHIP have you wondering how

that will affect travelling? This

informative session will address

all these questions and more.

Class length: 90 mins Classes: 1

Fee: $5 Members,

$5 Non-Members

Thu Nov 14, 10 a.m.

Winter Driving Information


This free session will cover the

winter driving conditions

(roadways and surfaces), snow

removal criteria for the province,

how to prepare your vehicle for

winter driving, personally preparing

for a longer winter drive, what

to do in a skid and what to do if

you get stuck or stranded.

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 1

Fee: No cost

Tue Oct 29, 10:30 a.m.



Acrylic Painting

Join us for informative lessons in

painting with acrylics. Stroke

types, techniques and form will be

the focus of this hands-on class.

Be inspired, have an open mind

and create your masterpiece with

this form of art.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 6

Fee: $86.88 Members,

$99.91 Non-Members

Thu Sep 19-Oct 31, 9 a.m.

No class: Oct 3

Beginner Pastels

Let’s go back to childhood when

we painted with our fingers! This

course will introduce an amazing

medium - chalk pastel. We learn

about supplies - different types of

pastels, paper surfaces and additional

tools. We start from the basics

of pastel painting and study

the many ways to apply the pastels.

Using colour theory and refreshing

tone drawing skills, we

paint simple objects and scenes.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 8

Fee: $115.84 Members,

$133.20 Non-Members

Thur Sep 19-Nov 7, 1:00 p.m.

Beginner Watercolours

Discover this sensuous, translucent

and flowing medium! Allow yourself

to be creative, playful, spontaneous,

messy and have fun with

learning basic and experimental

watercolour techniques. Enjoy

practicing new skills in creating

your unique landscape, still life or


abstract pictures.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 8

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $115.84 Members,

$133.20 Non-Members

Tue Sep 24-Nov 12, 1 p.m.

Calligraphy - Uncial

In this course we will move from

the elegant flow of italic to the

round forms of Uncial. It has quite

a bit of character and is fun to use.

You may continue with your

3.8mm Pilot Parallel Pen or a dip

pen with Speedball C2 nib and

ink. Worksheets and paper will be

supplied for the first class, and we

will be discussing different options

that work with our ink. Homework

will be assigned weekly for the

benefit of practice only. This

course includes instruction,

demonstrations and fun calligraphy

projects, with discussion

about tools and best practices.

Supply list: 3.8mm Pilot Parallel

Pen (green cap) or dip pen, C2 nib

and ink. Also please bring a mechanical

pencil & ruler. Supply fee

of $5 is payable to the instructor at

the first class for worksheets,

handouts and projects.

Class length: 2.5 hours

Classes: 6

Fee: $72.30 Members,

$83.10 Non-Members

Tue Sep, 17-Oct 22, 1 p.m.

Fundamentals of Drawing

This course is ideal for the beginner,

or those who may be taking

other painting courses and need a

refresher course to hone their

skills. Participants will be introduced

to exercises in drawing

from observation and the creation

of three-dimensional effects

through the use of light and shade

and perspective. Tips and techniques

for drawing accurately will

be introduced with still life and

people as the main subject matter

for this course. Materials for this

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course will be discussed in the first


Class length: 2 hours Classes: 8

Fee: $77.12 Members,

$88.72 Non-Members

Tue Sep 17-Nov 5, 10:15 a.m.

Learn to Quilt

Learn the basics of quilt making in

this eight-week class. Instruction

begins with advice on machine

settings and quilting tools as well

as well as fabric selection and

preparation. Learn accurate cutting

and piecing techniques as you

begin to assemble blocks including

the maple leaf, flying geese, pinwheels

and star blocks. Explore

various quilt layouts. Add borders

to frame and complement your

work. Learn to sandwich your top

with batting and backing and to

quilt it using straight line quilting.

Finish your quilt with binding and

a customized label. Quilters will

need a sewing machine in good

working order and basic sewing


Class length: 3 hours Classes: 6

Location: West End Community


Fee: $86.52 Members,

$99.48 Non-Members

Mon Sep 30-Nov 18, 9 a.m.

No class: Oct 14, Nov 11

Portrait Drawing and Painting

This class is structured to develop

and nurture the student's aesthetic

vision concerning painting portraits.

Students will learn basic

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structure and proportions of cranial

and facial parts of a head and

the first steps in art of painting

portrait. They will learn to incorporate

light, shadow /tone and colour

to bring portraits alive. Students

will also paint their selfportraits.

The self-portraits will

employ subjective approach. Students

will be encouraged to value

not only resemblance, but also an

expressive content. The class is

open to both methods: working

from a model and photographs.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 8

Location: West End Community


Fee: $115.84 Members,

$133.20 Non-Members

Wed Sep 18-Nov 6, 1 p.m.


Sketching is a good way to learn

or improve your drawing skills.

This course suits all levels of students

who want to know how to

draw quick and accurate sketches.

Whether you want to prepare for a

big project or draw the world

around us, sketching is a great way

to express yourself.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 8

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $115.84 Members,

$133.20 Non-Members

Thu Sep 19-Nov 7, 9 a.m.


This watercolours class is for all

levels of painters. The instructor

will work with participants on an

individual basis or in small groups

of similar interest or skill.

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 8

Fee: $86.88 Members,

$99.91 Non-Members

Mon Sep 16-Oct 28, 9 a.m.

No class: Oct 14



Minds in Motion

Minds in Motion® is a program

that incorporates physical and

mental stimulation for people living

with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s

disease or other dementias,

and their care partners. Two main

components make up the social

program: 45 to 60 minutes of

physical activity led by a trained

physical activity program leader

and 45 to 60 minutes of mentally

stimulating activities facilitated by

a Minds in Motion® co-ordinator

and volunteers. This program is a

great opportunity to establish new

friendships with others who are

living the same experiences. Register

by calling the Alzheimer Society


Class length: 2 hours

Fee: free, suggested donation


Wed Sep 4-Oct 23, 1 p.m.

Wed Nov 6-Dec 18, 1 p.m.

Location: West End Community


Tue Sep 3-Oct 22, 9:30 a.m.

Tue Nov 5-Dec 17, 9:30 a.m.

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

On the Road to Retirement

by Susan Jackson

Yesterday I overheard some of our group of

seniors talking about Chinese horoscopes, and I

was reminded that this is my year – the Year of

the Pig. Chinese horoscope years are on a twelve

year cycle. The last time it was the Year of the

Pig, I was experiencing life in a country whose

inhabitants were Chinese. It was Taiwan.

Taiwan is a small island off the coast of China,

and China maintains it belongs to her. The Taiwanese,

however, keep their democratic capitalist

form of government, and maintain they do not belong

to China. Both countries have the official

language of Mandarin, and can exchange conversation,

and do business with each other in the

same language. The written word, however, is not

the same. China has simplified their characters, so

it is not interchangeable. This does not really matter

to the foreigner, because either

way, those characters hold no

meaning at all for any of us looking

at street signs, or advertisements,

or menus, or cellphones, or

messages of any sort.

I left in December 2006 to teach

English for a year, although I was

not trained as a teacher. I was,

more or less, a make-believe

teacher. Over there, if you speak

English, you’re hired. The new

year would bring the Year of the

Pig, and my sixtieth birthday. I considered it a

good omen. There were three things that guided

me. My friend Maria insisted I take her St. Christopher

medal along, although I am not Catholic,

and my daughter gave me a small inukshuk figure

made of smoothed, rounded amethyst pebbles, to

guide my way home. The following spring, when

it was the day of the Chinese New Year, I would

have tea with my landlord and his family. They

gave me a small sachet of deep red cloth, and a

book mark written in Chinese. The writing revealed

that the Buddha would test me, but the test

would not be too hard. I was quite relieved at that

news. So the Buddha guided me as well on my


It’s a long way to Taiwan. You know that old

story…if you dig a hole deep enough, you will

come out in China”. Well, it’s just like that. The

several connecting plane flights seemed very

long. Finally I arrived in Taipei airport around

midnight. I was soon out in the hall, and I happily

spotted a sign with my name on it, held aloft by a

lean-faced man in a black suit. He carried my

bags outside to the pickup area, and then disappeared

into the night, presumably to get his vehicle.

He did not speak English. He brought a car

around and off we drove into the Taiwanese night.

I sat in the back seat, wondering if this idea of

mine was going to work out.

Before long, the driver’s cellphone rang, and

there was a brief exchange. Then it rang again and

this time it was for me, since the driver handed

me back the cellphone. On the other end was a

fellow who identified himself as John, a friend of

Tom Lee, the man who had enlisted me for employment.

His English was good, he sounded like

he was in charge of the situation and I felt intensely

grateful that things were on track. I was

going to a bus station where I would catch a bus

to a city in the south. He told me to

write down his number and call him

when I arrived. I wrote it down but

wondered where I would find a pay

phone in the middle of the night.

At three am, the bus arrived in the

city of Kaohsiung, and stopped on a

dark street. A man got out of a car

parked there, and greeted me. Luckily

I wasn’t going to have to look

for a telephone to call him. John

was in his thirties, and was quite

personable and talkative. He answered

my questions and talked a bit about life as

a foreign ESL teacher. According to John, anyone

can teach English. I kept that in mind. The big issue

was whether people could adapt to a different

culture and life conditions. He was right about


We arrived at a hotel fairly soon, and he got me

signed in. He mentioned that the Chinese sausages

at the food stand across the street were very

good. He said he would return the next morning at

nine thirty. The room was clean, the bed was

rock hard, and I could smell mold. I finally had

arrived at my destination, after almost twenty-four

hours of travel. I changed, crawled into the bed,

and slept.

I had sausages-on-a-stick for breakfast.


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Chris Fraser

The Book Nook —

“A Lending Library”

We are open Monday to

Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

* * * *

I hope you have all enjoyed a

great summer. Now I have a great

book I’d like to tell you about,

“The Suspect” by Fiona Barton”.

Two girls, Rosie and Alex, set

out on a trip to Thailand, a trip

Alex has planned for a long time.

Alex is interested in seeing the

sights in Thailand, however, Rosie

seemed to want to just party. They

find themselves staying at a boarding

house run by Mama, and before

too long, Rosie is partying

with two other guys staying there.

Alex tries to arrange for them to

move on and do their planned trip

but she does not want to leave Rosie

by herself.

She finds a friend in Jake, but

another guy, Jamie, seems to follow

her everywhere. They have not

contacted their parents back home,

however, Alex does email her

friend Mags and tells her what really

is going on.

When they miss the phone call

home that had been planned to get

their A-level results, their parents

begin to worry and soon file a

missing persons report. Journalist

Kate Waters is sent to Thailand to

cover the story and find out what

she can. She shows various bars

and clubs the photo of the two girls

hoping someone will recognize


When they were found, they had

both died in a fire at the boarding

house they were staying in.

The Thai police rule it an accident

until Kate starts digging deeper

to find out more details.

Things were not as they were

supposed to be, and the police in

England are investigating their

deaths as a possible homicide.

There are many twists and turns

in this gripping story, and I hope

you will enjoy reading it as much

as I did, unable to put it down.

Happy Reading,

Your bookworm and Librarian,

Chris Fraser


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Ladies Bike

Pink and purple, used once. Bought at Canadian Tire 2 years

ago for $200, selling for $100. A racquetball raquet, good condition.

Asking $10. Call 519-265-8963.

Three Putters

Never used. $10 each. Excellent deal. Call 519-265-8963.


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

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



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

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


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-


Camp Grill Stand

Foldable camp grill stand. Carry bag included. Size:

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


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

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

Power Chair

Purchased 2012. Asking $600. Call 226-504-3517.

‘Clarity’ Cordless Phone

Many features with amplifier for moderate to severe hearing

loss answering machine. Large keypad numbers, brand new

in box. Cost with tax $142.38, asking $75. Call 519-821-6964.


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.



Wanted, a driver to take a senior out locally or on longer trips.

Call 519-837-1977 and leave a message.

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by Frank Toplitsky

After a couple of hours of scrabble at the Evergreen,

we adjourned to a nearby coffee shop for

some refreshments and conversation. There were

eight of us, seven women and myself.

Conversation ran the gamut from a day trip to

Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, to the economy.

Variety, they say, is the spice of life. Perhaps in a

sense, they are actually related topics for chit chat.

They both deal with the use of money. Money always

makes for interesting conversation. This is because

very few people have any understanding of the

nature and purpose of money, the measure of value.

What brought the subject up was my commenting on

the price of my muffin and coffee.

How, I wondered, could a simple snack like a coffee

and muffin cost three dollars and sixteen cents?

Easy: the coffee costs a dollar and forty

-five cents, and the muffin costs the

rest, a dollar and seventy-one cents.

Well, not exactly; there was some tax

in there somewhere. The muffin cost

one thirty-five. The tax was thirty-six

cents. For some reason, that sounded

rather excessive. That could be blamed

on the memory of a coffee and muffin

a year ago going for one seventy-five;

and the year before that going for a

dollar and twenty-five cents. As an advanced senior

citizen, I can recall a coffee and muffin going for

thirty cents. But that was before 1972 and money

was authentic. Another question occurred: what

would they cost next year? In fact, as I progressed,

more and more questions came to mind. Was there a

relationship between flat currency and price? Did the

price of the ingredients increase over time, causing

the higher prices? Did the muffin actually cost some

sixty-four cents to make, assuming the retail value

was twice the cost value? Did the compulsory wage

of fifteen dollars an hour have anything to do with it?

I began to speculate; is there anything wrong with a

muffin and coffee costing $3.16, and an ice cream

cone costing $5.00?

This introduces a new aspect to our considerations:

what is value? Is an ice cream cone more valuable

than a muffin and small coffee? Once, unions used to

twist business owners’ arms to raise their workers’

salaries. Why? Better still, how? Now there is no

question: the Government has some magical power

to order the private owner to increase salaries. Private

owner? Private business? Arbitrary amount of

raise? Can the private business afford such a raise on

its retail income? Can he afford that expensive an

employee? Is standing at a cash register and punching

in the customer’s order worth fifteen dollars an

hour? Well, there is the responsibility of pouring the

small coffee into a cup, and taking the muffin out of

the display case, you know!

Why fifteen dollars? Why not twenty dollars? What

is the value of the job? Is it comparable to, say, the

baker who makes the products? He or she has to

know what they’re doing. So, how much does he or

she get an hour, under the measure of value? Forty

dollars an hour? How many customers come in during

twenty-four hours to buy a $1.35 muffin or $1.20

donut, or a small coffee for $1.45? Do those numbers

really mean anything? The owner would be better off

selling ice cream cones for $5.00 a single cone. Does

not even need to make it, Neilson’s does that for him.

Wait one moment here. Is that authentic gold

backed money? Does it really cost $2.50 to make a

small ice cream cone in real money? These are serious

questions. With gold at about $20 an ounce, one

dollar once could buy 20 ice cream

cones! That was called buying power.

The true, gold backed value of an ice

cream cone in 1945 was 5 cents. Now

that was value. How about fish and

chips and coffee for one real dollar? I

used to buy them at those prices. I was

earning thirty dollars a week. That was

thirty powerful dollars. Donut and coffee?

Twenty-five cents. If the dollar no

longer has value of gold backing it up,

where does it get its value to measure the price of a

cup of coffee? With real money, coffee costs a nickel

a cup, plus five cents retail addition, so it sold for ten

cents. That was only a 50% markup. A nickel was

only half the ten cents. Got it. On a five counterfeit

dollar ice cream cone, that still has a real value of

five cents, how much is that dollar worth, in pennies?

The dollar is worth one cent. This is the War on Poverty!

Now a poverty stricken child has to buy a five

cent ice cream cone for five dollars. If you shop for

food, you know exactly what I mean. The price of

the cucumber has not really increased, the dollar has

lost more value over last week. But you earned that

worthless piece of paper at your job, how could that

be? It is because you are working for almost no value.

Ladies and gentlemen of glorious Canada, you

are slaves. Mind you, that bran muffin is delicious.

Welcome to the monkey house.


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


DJ Services — Have Music Will Travel

Special Birthdays — 60th and up

Anniversaries — Retirements

Christmas Parties — New Year’s Eve

Surprise Parties — Jack and Jill Parties

How about an Old-Fashioned Rock & Roll Night

Celebrate With Music -

Oldies Unlimited

We play all your favourites from

the 50s, 60s, 70s and some 80s/90s.

Did you like the Disco Era or

Old-Fashioned Country 2 Step?

We’ve got that too!!

The Jukebox is Full and

Ready to Go!

See Puzzle on pg. 25

To Avoid Disappointment — Book Early

Peter Smith: call or text



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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 NOVEMBER 2019 - Register on SEPTEMBER 4, 2019


Friday, November 15, 2019 — Royal Ontario Museum

Total Cost: Members: $90 Non Members: $100 Code: 232478

Join us for a great day exploring the wonders of Canada’s pre-eminent museum of art, natural history and

world culture. Mummies to dinosaurs, they have it all. We will also have a great lunch at Denny’s Restaurant.

There will be walking involved.

Leave Evergreen: 8:30 am Carousel: 8:20 am Square: 8:30 am Return: 5:30 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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