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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 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


Darci Burgess — 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

The GWSA Board is pleased to announce a new partnership with

Bulk Barn. They contributed door prizes for Volunteer Appreciation

Lunch and are looking forward to supporting future events.

They’ve also extended their Senior’s Day discount to all GWSA

members every day. This 10% discount is good on regular-priced

merchandise at all Guelph locations when you show your membership

card. It’s just in time for your fall holiday needs! There is no

planned expiration date on this offer! Read the details of the offer

elsewhere in this month’s Sentinel.

October is a busy time for Guelph Wellington Seniors Association!

GWSA’s talented performers are putting the finishing touches on

this year’s Variety Show – Christmas Ceilidh! It’s too late for you

to audition for a starring role but every production needs a terrific

supporting line-up. Leave your name and contact information at

the front desk if you’d like to volunteer as a ticket taker, usher,

parking lot attendant, or refreshment table worker. You can help

decorate the hall, work the cast and crew party, or help clean up at

the end of the festivities. Watch for ticket sales soon and invite

your friends and neighbours to see the show!

GWSA’s Committees and Activity Groups have just started the

budget planning cycle. This is an exciting time when leadership

and members set priorities, make plans, and make commitments. If

you have programming ideas for your activity groups, be sure to

share them with group leaders. Offer to help if you can.

It’s time for the GWSA to say goodbye to CSS Program Manager,

Maryanne Wilford, as she and her husband head west to embrace

their new roles as grandparents. Over the years, Maryanne

has developed a unique suite of services for Guelph’s seniors and

hired an amazing staff. While we will miss her as she starts the

next phase of her life, we know she leaves the CSS program in the

capable hands of her excellent staff and her new replacement. Maryanne

has her own message to GWSA members in this month’s


The Evergreen Centre will be closed Monday, October 14, for

Thanksgiving. If you have Internet access, take some time to read

an article called the 31 Benefits of Gratitude: The Ultimate Science

-backed Guide (https://www.happierhuman.com/benefits-ofgratitude/).

As you give thanks for the blessings in your life, know

that the act of gratitude carries social, emotional, and physical benefits,


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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THE EDITOR’S PAGE by Linda Green

Autumn Fires

by Robert Louis Stevenson

In the other gardens

And all up in the vale,

From the autumn bonfires

See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over,

And all the summer flowers,

The red fire blazes,

The grey smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!

Something bright in all!

Flowers in the summer,

Fires in the fall!

Thanksgiving Magic

by Rowena Bastin Bennett

Thanksgiving Day I like to see

Our cook perform her witchery.

She turns a pumpkin into pie

As easily as you or I

Can wave a hand or wink an eye.

She takes leftover bread and muffin

And changes them to turkey stuffin’.

She changes cranberries to sauce

And meats to stews and stews to broths;

And when she mixes gingerbread

It turns into a man instead

With frosting collar ’round his throat

And raisin buttons down his coat.

Oh, some like magic made by wands,

And some read magic out of books,

And some like fairy spells and charms

But I like magic made by cooks!

Theme in Yellow

By Carl Sandburg

I spot the hills

With yellow balls in autumn.

I light the prairie cornfields

Orange and tawny gold clusters

And I am called pumpkins.

On the last of October

When dusk is fallen

Children join hands

And circle round me

Singing ghost songs

And love to the harvest moon;

I am a jack-o'-lantern

With terrible teeth

And the children know

I am fooling.

Special Printing For Members

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

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

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

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

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

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

member to take advantage of this.

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


To donate easily, with a credit

card, visit our website

www.gwsa-guelph.ca and click

on the ‘Donate’ button or call:


October 1, 2019 is the deadline for

submissions for the

November 2019 Sentinel.

Email submissions to: sentinel@gwsa-guelph.ca

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the November issue

is on October 31, 2019.

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos

(but we’ll do our best).

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Evergreen Restaurant - October 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




Rainbow Trout


Super Duper Salad



Beef Rouladen






Macaroni &

Cheese with

Weiner Wraps

Pork Kebabs

Chicken Paprikash

Roast Beef

Fish & Chips

14 CLOSED 15




Cabbage Rolls

Swiss Steak









Chicken a la King

with Vol-au-vents


Liver & Onions or

2nd Choice

Roast Pork


Roast Chicken


Salisbury Steak


Baked Ham & Hash

Brown Casserole


Beef Stew &



free options are

available daily.

Please inquire

with the Chef.

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Volunteer Corner by Samantha Ferrier

Volunteer Appreciation

A huge thank you to all the

amazing volunteers. Without you,

the Volunteer Appreciation event

would not have been such a success.

Please remember your hard

work and dedication is appreciated

everyday and does not go unnoticed

and how many individuals

are impacted by your involvement.

Thank you to everyone who assisted

with the lead up to and the day

of the event. The event would not

of been such a success without

your continuous support and dedication.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

All Volunteers – Training and


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.


Finance Committee

The GWSA finance committee is

looking for a volunteer. Some

knowledge of finance would be an

asset. Committee meeting once a

month to discuss all finance related

issues for the day-to-day business,

to using GWSA funds for

investment. Also to assist with

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minute taking would be helpful.

Reception Desk

Registration Desk: volunteers

are needed to assist on the front

desk on a floater basis to fill in

when needed. If you enjoy working

with a great team of volunteers,

providing customer service

and working on the computer,

please speak to Samantha in the

main office.

Information Desk

Volunteers needed at the front

desk to answer phones, provide

tours of the facility and answer

questions from members of the

community. Looking for people to

help on a floater basis to fill in as


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 interchangeable

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

Three volunteers are needed to

assist with the sound and equipment

setup. 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.


A volunteer is needed to assist

with the Garden Fresh box pickup

day on third Wednesday each

month from 11:30 am-2:30 pm.

Work alongside another volunteer

and assist community members

with gathering their fresh goods.


Drivers Needed: If you enjoy

volunteering once a month and

like to drive, the Sentinel team is

recruiting volunteer drivers to assist

with the monthly Newsletter

delivery. A set route will be provided

to you for your delivery the

last Thursday of each month.

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

orientation program provided. To

find out more about this volunteer

opportunity, please call Margaret

Iutzi, Program Co-ordinator 519-

822-1260 x2747.



The Variety Show Committee is

looking for volunteers in the following


Sound Technicians (2 positions):

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Program Manager, Senior Services by Adam Rutherford

I Didn’t Know What I Didn’t Know!

As I write this note to all of you, I’m catching

glimpses of our amazing staff teams (both City of

Guelph and GWSA) rushing around the Evergreen

in preparation of our annual Volunteer Appreciation

Event. I’ve been involved with Volunteer Appreciation

long before I set up my office in the Evergreen,

but it’s taken some time to really understand

how important this event is and just how

much our wonderful volunteers do for all of us.

The value of our volunteers is obvious. Yes, of

course it is! We know what volunteers mean to our

day to day operations. From the front desk to the

kitchen to our activity groups to the Sentinel and

on, our volunteers are truly the lifeblood of everything

we do. I’ve watched our volunteers step up

when we’ve been short-handed, give well beyond

their scheduled shifts, rise to the occasion when

we’ve needed leadership, given to the Evergreen

and our community when their effort was needed.

During our busy days, we sometimes miss the big

picture focusing on the tasks at hand, we can forget

that each small act of kindness is part of something

much bigger and, on occasion, we forget just

how much impact one individual can have on

many. In the case of our 400 or so volunteers, each

small act is repeated countless times a day and

1000s of times a year! As our kitchen volunteers

might say…“That’s no small potatoes!” In fact,

it’s massive!

So what didn’t I know? Well…it’s more of those

small things that add up. I’ve watched our volunteers

patiently teach their peers new skills, I’ve

watched our volunteers support community members

with kindness and compassion, I’ve watched

our volunteers support each other through life’s

small and large challenges, I’ve watched volunteers

show up for programs when the weather kept

participants away, and yes, I’ve even watched our

volunteers help little old ladies across the street!

I also didn’t know how much our amazing volunteers

would do to make each of my days a little

bit better, a little bit easier and a lot more fun. I

know when I walk into the Evergreen I’ll be greeted

with a round of hellos, a quick update on things

and maybe some playful teasing (if Joan’s in!). I

now know that meals, not just food, is cooking in

the kitchen, group leaders are selflessly setting up

for the day and another crew of volunteers are getting

ready for their outreach shifts in the community.

I also know that those greetings and the warmth

I noted is being shared with all customers, members,

staff and fellow volunteers. Our volunteers

have turned this building into a home for all of us.

In a few short hours, our annual Volunteer Appreciation

event will begin and I promise it will be

my honour and the honour of the entire City of

Guelph and GWSA staff teams to serve you and to

say thank you with our deepest gratitude.

Many, many thanks for everything you do for all

of us and for our community.

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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 Tuesday

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

The Variety show is also looking

for 2 people who have their food

safety certificate for the Friday

of the Variety show to cook finger

foods between the shows.

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.

Ph. 519-822-1260 Ext.

2096 or by email at samantha.ferrier@guelph.ca

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Administraon Office — 519‐837‐5696

A message from Maryanne Wilford, Program


Dear friends:

The time has come for me to say a very heartfelt

goodbye as I resign my position after nearly 13

years with the GWSA. As you know, my husband

and I have made the decision to move to Sooke,

British Columbia, to be closer to our son and

daughter who live and work in B.C. Most especially,

we want to be closer to our first-born granddaughter,

Daisy, who made her arrival this spring.

You all hold a special place in my heart and I

thank you for so willingly sharing your joys, sorrows

and lives with me. Your strength and resiliency

never cease to inspire me and you have all taught

me so well about aging on your own terms. I’ll always

see the GWSA as a prime model for how individuals

can find meaning and friendship in later life

and for all these lessons, I am truly grateful. Thank

you all for the wonderful times we have spent together.

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.

Fall Prevention-Tower of Risks

On average, every 22 seconds, a person over the

age of 65 will fall.

Many factors can cause a person to fall; each one of

the following is a risk and imagine each risk is a

block in a tower.

1st Risk (block): BALANCE

Balancing is a learned skill - we developed it as

toddlers. If you don’t have good balance, it affects


2nd Risk (block): MOBILITY

Mobility refers to how we walk and control the

weight of our body. Unless we stand straight and

move our joints properly, we develop pains in our

hips, knees and back. To relieve the pain, we often

take Medications.


In addition to pain relief medicines, we sometimes

take medications for a medical condition. Multiple

medications can affect the body’s ability to adjust

Blood Pressure.

4th Risk (block): LOW BLOOD PRESSURE

Low blood pressure occurs when we quickly go

from lying or sitting to standing. A drop in blood

pressure can interfere with balance, co-ordination

and vision, Sensory Deficits that increase the likelihood

of a fall.

5th Risk (block): SENSORY DEFICITS

Any problem with sensation, whether it’s with the

eyes, ears or feeling in the feet, increases the risk of

falling. Inner ear problems cause dizziness; diabetics

may lose sensation in their feet, making it difficult

to walk or move safely in relation to the environment.

As a result, we are more vulnerable to

Hazards around the home.

6th Risk (block): HOME HAZARDS

As we age, we expect to move around our home as

we always have. But now, everyday household objects

can become hazards - a throw rug, a slippery

bathtub, an electrical cord - and if we lose our balance,

we can’t right ourselves quickly enough to

prevent a fall.

How many risks (blocks) do you have?? Research

shows that just 3, 4 or 5 risk factors increase

the possibility of a fall. In order to prevent falls, we

have to first be aware of the risk factors, and remove

or manage each of the risks one by one.

How high is your TOWER OF RISKS?

For more information, check out the CSS Whiteboard

display during the month of October. You

can also call 519-836-6420 or visit www.lifeline.ca.

This month's article was written and submitted by

Wendy Alberts, Philips Lifeline/Guelph General

Hospital Lifeline

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A Day to Remember

A Tribute for Remembrance Day

Friday, November 8, 2019

1:30 pm

Doors open at 1:00 pm


~ Guelph Collegiate Chamber Choir

and Drama Department

~ Guest Speaker


Donations to the Guelph Legion Poppy Fund

Sponsored by the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association

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Evergreen Canoe Club Celebrates 10 Years

This year marks the Evergreen Canoe

Club’s 10th Anniversary. On banded together to start weekly ca-

like minded members of the GWSA

September 5, 2019, present and past noe trips along some of the local river

systems. With only three personal

members of the canoe club gathered

together at Riverside Park to rekindle

old friendships and relive canoe scouted out and documented canoe

canoes, the original 11 members

trip adventures.

routes along the Grand, Conestogo,

It was a great day for 40 plus members

as they enjoyed their lunch, cup-

suitable canoe routes to travel.

Eramosa and other nearby rivers for

cakes and refreshments at the Park It wasn’t long before these individuals

caught the attention of the

after a perfect canoe trip down the

Grand River.

GWSA and the club was born, with

“There has been such a tremendous Ken Fugler as the President, Malcolm

Coutts as the Treasurer, Mur-

interest in the club this year and this

event proves that seniors are eager to ray Mathieson as trip co-ordinator,

go out and find new activities that and eight others drafted the club

challenge them with the added bonus charter and started to lay down the

of enjoying nature as few have done ground work for club policies and

before,” says Ken Fugler, the club procedures.


To ensure that all new members

It was in 2009 when a group of had the basic skills required, training

sessions where developed to cover

canoe safety and river paddling techniques.

By 2010 the club was already in

possession of three donated canoes, a

six canoe trailer purchased through

the GWSA, the use of three personal

canoes and 21 members.

In 2011, with the help of a New

Horizons grant, the GWSA received

enough grant money to purchase

four brand new 16-foot Nova Craft


Over the next five years, the club

grew steadily. Fortunate to have the

extensive canoeing experience of

such members as Dave Elgar and

Gordon Webb, the club was able to

offer more comprehensive training

programs for both novice and experi-

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enced canoeists.

In 2016, the canoe club, again

through a New Horizon’s grant, was

given an additional four new canoes

plus a six-canoe trailer. Also,

through funds raised by the membership

and through donations, the club

grew its inventory to include an assortment

of life vests, paddles, bailers,

tow ropes and various other


With paddles and life vests to loan,

new members are able to join the

club and enjoy canoeing without

having the initial financial burden of

purchasing these items.

Today, with 68 members, the club

organizes two canoe outings per

week from the beginning of May to

the end of September. A season is

generally completed with a trip

along the picturesque Beaver River.


A typical canoe outing consists of a

two- to three-hour paddle down a section

of a river chosen by the trip coordinator.

Periodic rest stops are taken

to have a snack and to enjoy the surrounding

countryside. Occasionally,

on the banks of the river, you can spot

a deer, eagle, osprey, heron, a lazy

turtle sunning itself on a rock and other


After the trip, the paddlers enjoy

their lunch at the river takeout point,

usually a park or a town like Paris...

Ontario that is.

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The trip co-ordinator spends the

week prior to the trip reading water

level information provided by the

Grand River Conservation Authority

and wind and rain reports to determine

that week’s canoe route. He also assigns

a trip leader, arranges the towing

of the trailers and OKs the final pairing

of the canoeists.

The paddlers are paired based on

skill level and personal preference.

Novice canoeists start out in the bow

and are paired with a more experienced

canoeist in the stern.


For each trip, there is a trip leader

- a more experienced member - who

organizes the car sharing to the put-in

point, the removal of the canoes from

the trailers, ensures everyone is properly

outfitted with a PFD, a proper paddle,

a dry sac, that the canoes are

properly equipped and finally leads

the trip on the water.


New members must attend the Meet

-N-Greet, usually the first Thursday in

April. Watch for ads in the February

and March Sentinel. From there, they

are required to attend four training

classes held on the four subsequent

Thursday evenings. The training is

followed by a practice outing on

Marden Pond.

Due to the inherent risks involved in

river canoeing, a certain amount of

physical strength and dexterity is

needed to ensure safe entry and exit of

the canoe under various conditions.

To this end, guidelines

are used to assess

and monitor an

individual’s capabilities.

Although every

effort is made to

provide everyone

with an opportunity

to canoe, there

are instances when

a decision to deny

membership has to

be made based on an individual’s

level of fitness.


For the lake canoeist, the transition

to river paddling can be surprising.

With the exception of wind and

waves, lake paddles are pretty serene

trips across open water. The river, on

the other hand, is typically a moving

force. The canoeist is asked to maneuver

around rocks and pillows, through

curves, avoid strainers, and successfully

paddle a series of rapids.

Members perform these tasks during

their weekly outings using the strokes

learned in the classes and on the water

while under the watchful eye of the

trip leader and other more experienced



The training starts on the first Thursday

evening following the Meet-N-


Greet in April. Classes cover suitable

clothing, what to carry in a dry sac, canoe

safety, bow/stern team work, the

different paddle strokes and how to

handle various river hazards. Each

evening, a different subject is taught

so it is important that you attend all


In May, new members are taken to

Marden Pond where they are tested on

what they have been taught.

Existing members often attend these

sessions to review various elements of

the training program.


The club is always looking for new

members. Unfortunately, due to the

number of club canoes and growing

interest, the club has to limit the membership

to ensure that all existing

members have a reasonable opportunity

to canoe as often as possible. Membership

is, therefore, based on the

number of renewals. Every year, for a

multitude of reasons, existing members

do not renew, allowing us to open up

the membership. If you are interested,

please come and join us at our Meet-N-


More to come in

November’s Sentinel

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Start your week dancing!

Come and have fun with us Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m.

Instructors: Kathy, Betty, Marg, Patty, Jill and Carol


Photo: Stu McCannell, President Guelph Photographers Guild


The dance on August 30 was well attended and everyone had a great time. Make sure you get

your costumes ready for the Halloween Dance on Friday, October 25!

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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

Elaine Miller (519-836-7874)

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 or tpritcha@rogers.com.

Art Studio in 2

Art Studio in 2 is an Art group

working out of Room 2 at the Evergreen

Centre on alternate Tuesday

evenings from 6:30 pm until 9:30

pm on the first, third and fifth Tuesday

of the month and on alternate

Wednesday afternoons from 12:30

pm until 4:00 pm on the second and

fourth Wednesday of the month.

The artists in this club choose their

own media to work with, examples

of which are acrylic painting,

Bunka, drawing, pastels, porcelain

painting, printmaking, stitchery/

textile arts, watercolour painting

and others. Room 2 isn’t vented

properly for the use of oil paints,

turpentine, linseed oil or other

strong-smelling media. There are

restrictions on perfume use also at

the Centre to respect those with allergies.

Artists will need to provide

all the materials they need to complete

their work and be prepared to

share their technique and insights

with other artists. The membership

in Art Studio in 2 is limited to 24

and yearly membership costs

$24.00 including HST, in addition

to the GWSA membership. If you

are interested in joining Art Studio

in 2 for 2019, contact Ted Pritchard

at 519-826-6121 or



Our Club welcomes all from beginners

to experienced and competitive


Join us as many as 6 times a week

for friendly, active games and competition

at two locations.

We play at the West End Community

Centre on Monday and

Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm.

At the Evergreen Centre, play is on

Tuesday evening at 7 pm, Thursday

at 9 am, Friday at 10 am, and Sunday

afternoons at 1:15 pm.

We do our best to keep members

alerted of any changes to our times

with emails and personal calls.

Racquets are available for shortterm

loan but players are required

to have indoor court shoes suitable

for the games.

Your membership fee covers participation

at both locations. We allow

3 free visits to give you a

chance to discover if you are able

and will enjoy this very active

sport. The yearly fee is $60.00 and

you must have an up-to-date membership

with GWSA to be a member

of our club.

For further information regarding

our activities and membership, contact

Eleanor Stern at 519-837-2702.

Bicycling - Casual

This group will be exploring

Guelph’s wonderful multi-use trail

system. We’ll take in the sights of

our city, explore some history, get

some fresh air and exercise, all in

one morning! This group is geared

to people who can ride 10 km in

less than 2 hours. Helmets and your

own bike are mandatory. Meeting

place is the Enabling Garden at

Riverside Park.

Bid Euchre

Come into Room 4 and enjoy a

friendly game of 4-Hand Bid Euchre

Monday evenings from 6:30

until 9:00 pm, and Thursdays from

1 until 4 pm. There will also be 6-

Hand Bid Euchre on Thursday afternoons.

Don’t know how to play?

We will teach you at no charge.

Come and enjoy a visit; we would

love to meet some new members.

Guests are always welcome. For

information on 4-Hand Bid Euchre,

phone Sharyn Richards (519-822-

1810) or for 6-Hand Bid Euchre,

call Dot Smith (519-836-6448).

Book Club 1

Our group meets in the Boardroom

on the last Friday of each month

from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. For October,

our selection is “Precious Cargo”

by Craig Davidson. In November,

we will be reading “A Man Called

Ove” by Frederick Backman.

Monthly fee is $3.00.

Book Club 2

This group will meet in Room 2 on

the third Friday of each month at

1:30 pm.

The fee is $3/visit.


We invite all bridge players to

come and join us in a friendly game

of bridge. We play three times a

week as follows:

Monday at the West End in the Lions

Lair from 12:45 until 3:15 pm.

Tuesday at the Evergreen in Room

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

Thursday at the Evergreen in Room

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

We hope you will come out and

have a friendly game with us. We

will be delighted to welcome you.


Bunka embroidery is created by

using a unique combination of

punch needle and special silk-like

rayon thread. When completed,

many pictures resemble delicately

shaded paintings. In fact, the needle

is held and operates in much the

same manner as an artist’s brush or

pencil. The Bunka artist uses many

different stitch techniques in order

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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, Email: gwsacanasta@gmail.com

Craft Group

Summer is over and we are starting

to look toward Christmas. Our

store is full of lovely gifts and most

are one of a kind. Please check out

our beautiful adult sweaters. Many

thanks to the ladies for the hard

work they do. Also, thank you for

all the donations of wool and material.

Without those, we could not

sell our items for such reasonable



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, 519-823-1291.

$8 includes light refreshments.

Singles and couples welcome,

membership not required.

D.J. Ted Lavoie plays a variety of

music, including pop, rock, 50s-

60s, country, ballroom, Latin, line

dance and more. Requests played.

Dates in 2019 are October 25 and

December 20. Come out and join

the fun.


Here are the high scores for August:

B. Adam, 133, 91 out; S. Anderson,

103; A. Blacklock, 121; E.

Butler, 129; S. Butler, 140, 222

out; G. Contini, 134; D. Coombes,

129; B. Fowler, 122; F. Lovett,

117; B. Scott, 133, 222 out; L.

Smith, 115; M. Smit, 135; M. Waldron,

105; D. Wilkins, 144; E.

Willson, 115.


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 played 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.

If you are interested and need

information, contact Ted Pritchard

at 519-826-6121.

Hearing Improvement

The Hearing Improvement Committee

of Guelph has the objective

of helping fellow citizens with

hearing loss by co-operating with

and assisting professionals who

deal with it; promoting hearing accessibility

within our own community;

holding regular information

sessions to encourage greater understanding

of the problem and

what is available to help it.

We meet the first Wednesday of

each month from October through

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

We discuss problems affecting

those with hearing loss and try

to find solutions. Our meetings also

have a social component. For further

information, call Marianne at


Line Dancing

Line dances are choreographed

dances with a repeating series of

steps that are performed in unison

by a group of people in lines, rows

or circles. One of the great things

about line dancing is that no experience

is necessary. Line dances are

easy to learn, and as with any other

style of dance, the more you do it,

the better you will become. Instructors

do a walk-through before each

dance and then demonstrate and

call the steps as the music

plays. You don’t need a partner,

just come have fun. We dance all

year to a wide variety of music.

Everyone welcome!

Our classes are for beginner to improved

(beginner plus):

Mondays – 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

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

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

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

Into Focus Photography Club

This is a month for us to think

about the things, large and small,

that we can be thankful for. These

are not always the material possessions.

It can be family, our children

and grandchildren, who brighten

our lives. It can also be community,

the groups we belong to. Here in

the Into Focus Photography Group,

we are always thankful for the opportunities

to grow and improve

our skills in capturing the world

around us.

In September, we had field trips

to the African Lion Safari and to

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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 Rockwood Conservation Area.

The resulting photos are available

for viewing on our web page at



Our theme for October is “scary

photos.” There will be lots of opportunities

to capture scary scenes

when homes across the city gear up

for Halloween. The results will be

put on the Evergreen Restaurant

walls at our meeting on September


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 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

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table you wish. Enjoy a laugh,

score a Bingo if you can, and learn

a new word or two with other word



Come on out and join our group.

Enjoy some gentle exercise, friendship

and fun. Membership is available

to all paid-up GWSA members

for a $10 fee every six

months. You also have the option

of paying $1.00 per game. Register

the first time you play. Beginners

are welcome and instruction is

available. The group plays Tuesdays

and Wednesdays from 1:30 to

3 p.m.


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…

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. As well as

the choir, many favourite performers

will be returning and there will

be some new faces as well.

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


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.

Evergreen Snooker Club

The Evergreen Snooker Club is

composed of a group of active,

friendly players with skill levels

covering the full spectrum from

learner/beginner to accomplished

player. If you are interested in

learning the game, or have played

in the past and want to get back

into it, please drop by the Snooker

Room. You will be assured a warm

welcome and a place to try your

hand at one of our three tables. The

Snooker Room is open weekdays

between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm and

any other time the Evergreen Centre

may be open.

The primary focus of the club is

to have fun, build friendships and

socialize. Your snooker skill level

is irrelevant so don’t feel intimidated

if you are a beginner. Prospective

members may visit the club

room up to three times without

charge to help with their decision

on whether to join. While most of

the current members are men, there

is a small group of women who

play regularly (typically on Tuesday

mornings), so ladies, don’t be

shy, give it a try.

Membership is available to all

paid-up members of the GWSA on

payment of the prescribed annual

snooker activity fee. The current

fee of $70 (plus tax) buys you ac-

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cess to the Snooker Room any time

it is open and all the snooker you

care to play.

Texas Hold ’Em

Why not come out and have fun

with us?

We are averaging about 18 players

a week. We are situated in the

Dining Room as we find this a

more comfortable place to play and

the tables are exactly right for us.

We charge $1.50 per week and

pretty well all of that goes to


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


We welcome everyone who

wants to play and enjoys company.

Remember you have to be a

member of GWSA to play.

Contacts: Mike Rooke, 519-824-

2472, Garry Lazzari, 519-763-


Walking Club

We are continuing to have an enjoyable

walking season with some

mostly good weather. We have

walked in Mountsberg Wildlife

Centre, the Spurline Trail, Elora

and Irvine Gorge and Rockwood

Conservation Area. We have a few

more walks planned for the fall and

will be winding up our regular

walking season with a Pot Luck

Supper on Thursday, October 24 at

4:30 p.m. in Room 4 at the Evergreen

Centre. Remember to mark

this on your calendar. Call Brenda

at 519-836-8366 for details of the

“Great Cities have Great Parks”

Pot Luck Supper if you have been

unable to come out to recent walks.

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.

The Yorklands Green Hub present their Enviro-Series on HERITAGE

on Monday, October 28, at 7 pm at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre.

Hear some of the unique history of the former Ontario Reformatory in Guelph. Speakers will include a

wide range of those connected to the institution - from Prison Arts to volunteers.

The beautiful ponds, streams, meadows and trails with stone features of walls, stairs, waterfalls and

buildings are part of this landmark heritage parkland. Will it become an interactive educational site for

shared recreation, nature appreciation and environmental stewardship? Could it showcase renewable

energy, urban agriculture, water and wetland ecology related to environmental concerns?

Bring memorabilia or old photos that were taken on these grounds. Meet some of the members of the

Yorklands Green Hub who are planning for an environment centre focused on building resilience in a

challenging future.

This unused property is planned for sale by the province. Our community-based non-profit organization

is planning to secure part of it for shared public use.

Enjoy walking? Join us on the second Sunday of each month at 2 pm for a gentle guided walk at

the former Ontario Reformatory. We meet at the entrance at 785 York Rd. and take about an hour and a

half to enjoy the meadows, trees, ponds and trails at this landmark heritage parkland. Bus stop at the

entrance. Limited parking along York Road. No washroom on site. October 13, Nov.10 and Dec 8. .

More information: www.yorklandsgreenhub.ca or phone Norah at 519-823-9601.

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Membership Benefit:

Every Day is Seniors Day

at Bulk Barn!

For years, Bulk Barn has offered a Seniors Day

discount every Wednesday. Anyone over 65

years of age enjoyed a 10% discount on regular

priced merchandise. Now, Bulk Barn locations

in Guelph are offering this 10% discount every

day for all GWSA members. Show your

GWSA membership card to take advantage

of this special offer when you shop for your

favourite regular-priced Bulk Barn products.

Available at: 370 Stone Rd. W across from

Stone Road Mall, 49 Woodlawn Road W in the

Walmart Plaza, and 103 Clair Road E at the

Pergola Commons.

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities OCTOBER 2019

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Everyday Activities


Book Nook— Mon-Fri –


Aquatic Arthritic Relief

(West End Community

Centre) (519-837-5657)


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

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

7-9:30p 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

12:15-3:30p Bridge W

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

12-4p 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


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


9a-12p Badminton

9a-12p Foot Care Clinic

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-3p Chess

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

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-12p Outreach

9a-12p Pickleball

9a-4p Snooker

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage


9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9a-4p Snooker

9a-4p Watercolours

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts


9a-12p Badminton

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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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

1:30-3p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

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

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge


9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12p Pickleball

9a-12:30p Arthritis Society

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

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge


9a-12p Foot Care Clinic

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

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

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

7-9:30p Badminton

7-9:30p Bridge

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


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

1-3p Line Dancing

1-3:30p Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W


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


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

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-4p Scrabble

2:15-5p Pickleball W

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-3p Silvertones

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W

1:30-3p Book Club 2


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

1-2:30p Book Club

1-3:30p Halloween Dance

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W

Weekend Activities


9a-12p Table Tennis,

October 5, 12, 19, 26

10a-12p Darts, October 5,

12, 19, 26


1:15-3:15p Badminton,

October 6, 13, 20, 27

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

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

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

Small box of vegetables and fruit—$15.00

Large box of vegetables and fruit—$20.00

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

Solutions on pg. 38

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“Our Young Seniors”

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


Everson, Virginia - September 17 (78)

Fairfull, Fran - October 17 (89)



Paxman, Len and Pat - October 19, 1946

(73 years)


Ross Coulter, long-time member of the

GWSA, wishes to announce the birth of his

first great grandchild, Isabella Flora, to be

called Bella, on August 20, 2019. Weighing

in at 7 lbs. 13 ozs, she is an absolute beauty!

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

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held at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

unless otherwise indicated — call 519-823-1291.

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



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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$25.00 discount coupon

with this ad

Please call 519-821-6683

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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.


Oct 7 Nov 4 Nov 25 Dec 16 Jan 20

Oct 21 Nov 11 Dec 2 Jan 6 Jan 27

Oct 28 Nov 18 Dec 9 Jan 13 Feb 3

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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,

$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. Classes: 9

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. Classes: 9

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. Classes: 9

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

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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 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 supplies.

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

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

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

• Clean & quiet seniors building next to the senior centre

• High rise building with elevator access

• Walking distance to Wal‐Mart plaza and other amenies

• Ensuite bathrooms available

• On site laundry

• Heat & Hydro included

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


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.

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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 are enjoying the

beautiful fall colours, but you will

want to sit and relax with this awesome

book. It’s called “The

Things We Cannot Say” by Kelly


Alina Dziak lives with her parents

and two brothers in a small

farmhouse and has been friends

with Thomasz Slaski since she was

9 years old. They both lived in

Trzebinia in southern Poland just

at the beginning of the war, and


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Women’s Winter Coat & Jacket

Lady’s 3/4 length winter coat with hood. Size S-M, good

condition. $35. Lady’s winter jacket with hood. Size M,

good condition. $30. Call 519-824-0140.

New Bed Rail

New bed rail for sale. Asking $50. Call 519-763-7224.

George Foreman Rotisserie

George Foreman Baby George Rotisserie. Brand new, never

used. $40 or best offer. Call 519-824-9573.

Low Vision Aids & 4-Wheel Electric Scooter

Large print Apple keyboard, black on white $90. Eschenbach

MAX Detail glasses $40 each. Occutech glasses and various

magnifiers—best offer. Pride Celebrity X 4 wheel electric

scooter with charger, $1,000. Call Brendan 519-994-8284.

Folding Roll-Away Bed

Used twice. Call 519-822-8683.

Pride Mobility Go Chair

Lightly used, 2 year warranty. 300 lb. capacity, under seat

storage, easy to assemble & disassemble. 18 amp battery,

charger included. Asking $1,500 (includes delivery). Call

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her parents shelter her from the

threat of Nazis in nearby towns.

Thomasz left to go to University

in Warsaw but they had already

decided they would marry when he

came back. Eventually the Nazis

take occupation and food is becoming

scarce. Alina hopes each

day that Thomasz will come home,

but she has no news of him for

many months.

Alice lives in Florida with her

husband Wade and two children,

one of whom is autistic, so she has

a busy schedule taking care of her

son Eddie. Her grandmother is in

hospital, but Alice goes to see her

each day. Her grandmother is not

well and now is not able to speak.

Eddie communicates with his ipad,

and Alice’s grandmother begins to

use it to try to say what she needs

Alice to understand. Then Alice

embarks on a journey to uncover

the secrets of her dying grandmother’s


This book weaves these two people

together with love, loyalty and

perseverance. It is a remarkable

story, and if you enjoyed reading

The Nightingale, you will most

definitely enjoy this amazing book.

I hope you enjoy this book as

much as I did.

Happy Reading,

Your bookworm and Librarian,

Chris Fraser

647-390-1626 or email giblets30@gmail.com.

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 705-247-2905.

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



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.

Free advertising for GWSA members ONLY.



The Northern Lights Didn’t Come South

by Alan Pickersgill, Into Focus Photography Club

If you’ve ever gone fishing, you’ll know what it’s

like to go photographing. You arrange with a friend

to meet you at the lake. You pack your gear into your

car. You drive out to Guelph Lake. You park as close

as you can get. You carry your gear the rest of the

way. You set up near the edge

of the water. You wait. Then

you wait some more.

Usually reliable sources told

me the Aurora Borealis would

be there after dark. It never ventures

this far south, they said.

Except for August 31 when it

would. Or so they said, and we

believed them.

Other than our photographing

gear – camera, tripod, remote

shutter control, flashlight – we only needed two more

things: a reasonable line of sight to the northern horizon

and a reasonably clear sky. We got them both at

the Guelph Dam.

We were good to go, so we set up near the edge of

the water and we waited. Then we waited some


During the afternoon, I went online and searched

GWSA Email


Each month, approximately

mid-month, the Membership

and Marketing Committee

at the GWSA will send a

GWSA Email Update. It

will highlight a few of the exciting things happening

at the GWSA, important communications from the

Board, and upcoming programs by CSS.

You can unsubscribe from the updates at any time

by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link which will be

displayed at the bottom of every update.

If you have previously completed a paper “Consent

to Receive Electronic Communications”, we are asking

you to complete the electronic sign-up process

described below. We can’t sign you up manually

AND have our list editor keep track of the CASL

(Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation) compliance for

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

have chosen to use the electronic option.

You can receive the GWSA Email Updates by

completing the steps described below:

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

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

for pictures of the northern lights. I wanted to be

sure, when I saw them, that I knew what I was seeing.

There was a glow in the northern sky, but it

looked more like Fergus streetlights. It didn’t have

those tell-tale green dancing patterns I was told to

look for. We waited some more.

A couple of times we heard what sounded like a

large fish breaking through the water’s surface,

jumping for an insect. I ignored

it because I wasn’t fishing. I was

photographing. And I was waiting.

That’s the thing about fishing

and photographing. Both afford

us lots of time for peaceful contemplation.

We can conjure up a

picture of what we’re going to

catch. The picture gets better,

bigger, more vivid as time goes


Then it’s eleven o’clock and we’d been there for an

hour and a half. We packed up the photographing

gear, walked it back to the car and drove home.

I didn’t go home empty handed, though. I captured

one photograph of what the night sky looks like at

11:00 pm when the Aurora Borealis isn’t dancing at

the Guelph Dam.

Which is pretty much always.

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

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

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Process for GWSA Trips

General: (1) All travellers on GWSA Travel Club trips should be members of the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association.

Non-members are now able to book trips two weeks after members provided room is still available.

(2) Memberships are payable to the City of Guelph — Visa, MasterCard, Cash or Cheque may be used unless otherwise indicated.

(3) Please refrain from using scented products during GWSA trips.

Booking Your Trip: (1) Service numbers will be issued at the Centre starting at 8:30 am the day of trip bookings. (2)

Phone bookings to 519-823-1291 will start at 9:00 am on the same day. (3) Travellers may book for two GWSA members the first

morning of the trip bookings starting at 9:00 am. (4) The purchaser of day trip tickets is responsible for finding a replacement if he

or she is unable to travel. A waiting list may be consulted. A Doctor’s certificate is required for a refund.

Accessibility: (1) Please inquire about accessible seating prior to booking your ticket. As with all buses, accessible seating

is limited. You can help us ensure that we use this seating as efficiently as possible by providing information about your assistive

device. Please note that:

Travellers who will be using a powered wheelchair on trips are advised to note this when registering. While our trips are accessible,

seating for a powered wheelchair on the bus is limited and will be spoken for on a first come first serve basis. We

cannot accommodate scooters on the buses.

Travellers who can transfer to a bus seat may have their collapsible, manual wheelchair or walker stored in the cargo area of

the bus if required.

Lift Limit: 500 lbs maximum weight (wheelchair and person combined)

Lift Width: 32 inches

(2) Travellers with a disability, who require assistance during the trip, must be accompanied by a person who is fully capable

of rendering such assistance (this person must be an adult for some trips). The cost for this assistant will be the fee published

for the trip.

If you have any questions, please call the front desk at 519-823-1291.

TRAVEL in DECEMBER 2019 - Register on OCTOBER 2, 2019


Tuesday, December 10, 2019 — Panorama of Lights in Simcoe

Total Cost: Members: $85 Non Members: $95 Code: 233377

Join us as we tour Castle Kilbride (all adorned for Christmas) in Baden, then on to supper. After a good

meal, we will go to see the Panorama of Lights in Simcoe. Please have your lunch before you join the bus

for our trip.

Leave Evergreen: 1 pm Carousel: 1:05 pm Square: 1:20 pm Return: 9-9:30 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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