November 2019 issue revised


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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

Cheri Herdman — 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

Please join the GWSA Board in welcoming Cheri Herdman, manager

of Community Support Services. Cheri comes to us from

Community TorchLight where she managed a telephone callout

program supporting community seniors with medication reminders,

social check-ins, and referrals to other community resources.

If you see a new face at the Evergreen, be sure to say hello and

welcome Cheri to our community.

The November schedule for the GWSA features several special


We are proud to host A Day to Remember, featuring Guelph Collegiate

Chamber Choir and Drama Department, on Friday, November

8. The doors open at 1:00 pm for the 1:30 pm show. Admission

is free with donations going to the Guelph Legion Poppy

Fund. This tribute to Remembrance Day will be held in the Evergreen


Get started on your holiday shopping at the Community Craft

Sale on Saturday, November 16. Crafters from across the city will

have gifts galore available for purchase. The GWSA Craft Group

and the GWSA Quilters are there every year. Look for quilts, ornaments,

hand knit scarves and so much more for yourself or for

gift giving. Book Nook volunteers also hold their Annual Book

Sale so you can stock up on winter reading before winter sets in.

Be sure to make time for one of several performances of this

year’s Variety Show – Christmas Ceilidh. Afternoon performances

are at 1:30 pm on Thursday, November 21, and Friday, November

22. There is one evening performance at 7 pm on Friday,

November 22. Tickets are available at the front desk of the Evergreen

Centre and cost $12 for Seniors/Students and $15 for

Adults. Invite your friends and neighbours to see the show! Attendees

are in for a toe-tapping good time.

If you’d like to help with the show, and if offstage is more your

thing, please leave a message for Samantha Ferrier at the front

desk. Someone from the Variety Show will get in touch with you.

The Variety Show committee would be happy to welcome volunteers

to help in the parking lot, take tickets, work the refreshment

table, or clean up the next day!

November is another good month for GWSA members to

Be Active, Get Involved, and Make Friends!

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

The Importance of Remembrance

Canadians often associate The Royal Canadian

Legion with Remembrance ceremonies and events.

Through these initiatives, we honour and remember

Canada’s fallen Veterans and help ensure Canadians

never forget. The Legion is responsible for planning

and co-ordinating annual Remembrance Day

ceremonies in communities across the country,

including the national

ceremony in Ottawa.

For many, our most widely

known activity is the annual

Poppy campaign that leads up

to Remembrance Day. Legion

members and other volunteers

distribute tens of millions of

Poppies, and gratefully accept

donations to raise money in support of Veterans and

their families.

While November is recognized as a time of

Remembrance, for the Legion and for many across

the country, Remembrance is a year-long

commitment. At any given moment, there are many

opportunities available to anyone wishing to show

their appreciation for those who served, including:

Becoming a Legion member to support Veterans


Making a donation to the Legion’s Poppy Trust

Fund at any Legion Branch

Saying “thank you” to a Veteran

Wearing a poppy

Honouring a fallen Veteran on the Legion’s Wall

of Honour and Remembrance

Planting poppy seeds or growing a garden of


Visiting a cenotaph

Participating in the Legion’s Pilgrimage of


Visiting the Canadian War Museum or local

history museums

Volunteering to help Veterans, and more!

Most importantly, take a moment now and then to

reflect on the freedoms and peace in your life, and to

remember the men and women who served and

sacrificed for all we have today.

Special Printing For Members

Looking for that

Special Unique Christmas Gift?

The Sentinel can print a custom 2020 Calendar using your

own photographs (14 pictures-landscape style) for $10.00 +

HST per calendar. If you want the calendars for Christmas,

please submit them no later than December 13. Email us

your request or leave us a message in our mailbox. You can

usually find us in the office on Monday, Wednesday, or

Friday mornings.


To donate easily, with a credit

card, visit our website and click

on the ‘Donate’ button or call:


November 1, 2019 is the deadline for

submissions for the

December 2019 Sentinel.

Email submissions to:

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the December issue

is on November 28, 2019.

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos

(but we’ll do our best).

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Evergreen Restaurant - November 2019


The Evergreen Restaurant is open to the public and

serves a large variety of menu items that are available

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

(except holidays):

Breakfast Foods

Homemade Soups

Bakery Items




The daily featured Lunch is served from 11:30 am

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

available for your convenience.

Our goal is to provide balanced, nutritious meals.

We provide great quality, while keeping costs reasonable.

The tremendous support of volunteers in

the restaurant helps us achieve this goal.

Featured Hot Lunch

$7.15 + tax

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a

balanced nutritional meal.


We offer free delivery to the following adjacent

apartments — Riverside Gardens, Riverside Residences

on the Park, The Driftwood, and The Diplomat,

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

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

x2696 to order.

Only meal cards totaling a full meal will be

accepted for deliveries. NO CASH or PARTIAL


A sandwich with soup/salad will be charged the

same as a full meal.


Catering is available by special order: Hot/cold

drinks, sweet trays, sandwiches, etc. Please have

your order to the customer service clerk in the office

at least 48 hours prior to your event. This allows

staff to ensure that your catering needs will be

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

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

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


free options are

available daily.

Please inquire

with the Chef.


Stuffed Sausages

& Sauerkraut








Liver & Onions or

2nd Choice

Salmon Loaf

Western Sandwich

& Soup of the Day







Roast Beef

Stuffed Chicken

Pork Chops


Fish & Chips






Chicken Drumstick

& Rib Combo

Roast Pork


Swiss Steak

Chicken a la King

over Vol-au-vents






Rainbow Trout

Baked Ham

Cabbage Rolls

Meat Pies

Roast Chicken

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Please Help Create GWSA’s Privacy Policy

For more information, contact Cem Kaner at

As we age, we become more susceptible to many types of fraud. When someone can persuade us that they

know us, that they have worked with us before, or they have been recommended to us by a friend, we are

more likely to trust them. As we age, we become less effective at recognizing dishonesty when it comes from

someone we think we should trust or obey, even when we “should” be able to recognize that guidance as bad

or dishonest. The more of your personal information that is published, the easier it is for someone to pretend

to know you. Of all the organizations in Guelph, GWSA — an organization that is especially concerned with

the wellness of seniors — should be especially concerned with the privacy of seniors. It is important for us to

work on this, to get our house in order so that we are not contributing to the exploitation of people we care


Last year, GWSA encountered several serious privacy issues. We dealt with them without the benefit of a

clear policy. That’s no way to run an organization that is focused on the well-being of its members and its

overall community.

Privacy Committee

We are forming a committee that will draft a new set of privacy policies for the Board. I lead the committee

and am looking for 7 GWSA members to join the committee.

Let me use some examples to give you a sense of the issues we will consider:

Personal Privacy

Soon, the City will transfer management of our membership list and contact information to GWSA. People

will immediately ask us for access to the list. How should we distinguish between acceptable uses of this data

and undesirable ones?

Should we allow anyone to access a list of people who participate in an activity? Is Pickleball okay, but

maybe not the Diabetes Support Group? What about academic or medical researchers?

What data do we collect about people on our website? Why? Do any external organizations ever have access

to that data? Would that be okay? Should you be able to easily opt out of our data collection?

Organization-Related Privacy

Should members have a right to attend Board and Executive meetings or not? Should we publish (on our

website, to make them easy to find) meeting agendas, meeting minutes, and GWSA policies? The current

Board thinks we’re here to serve the members: we welcome GWSA members. But there has been disagreement

about this. We need a reasoned policy.

Even if we agree that a member (you) should find it easy to learn as much as you want about what your organization

is doing and how it’s doing it, a few things must be private. We have employees, for example. The

Board must make decisions about employment contracts, but those details should not be public. The segment

of a Board meeting that considers the specific terms of a specific person’s employment must be closed (only

Board members can attend) and contents of that part of the meeting must be kept secret. The part of a Board

meeting that is kept secret is called the in camera part. There are a few good reasons for the Board to go in

camera, and many bad ones. We must develop a policy that lays out, clearly, those few circumstances under

which the Board can refuse to provide you with information about GWSA and how it is being run.

Community-Related Privacy

We have agreements with the City, such as our Community Benefits Agreement. We also have agreements

with funding agencies (like United Way), with businesses who sell goods or services to us, and with research

groups (such as University of Guelph). Do we, or any of our external partners consider any of these contracts

or interactions or discoveries private?

In Sum

I hope the examples above gave you a sense of the types of questions we have to consider. We have to work

on these specific questions, and many more like them. We have a lot of work to do.

Please consider helping us do this work.

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Special Members Meeting

Monday, December 9, 2019

Room 4 - Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

Registration 1:00 pm - Meeting 1:30 pm

This Special Meeting is called as requested by members at the Special Meeting

in May, 2019. The Governance Committee will explain changes that have since

been made to By-laws, Policies and Procedures to address issues of

Transparency and Governance that were raised at that time and at the Annual

General Meeting in June, 2019.

The agenda will be posted on the GWSA website at least one week prior to the


This is a great opportunity to meet other members and the new Board and to

learn more about the operation of the

Guelph Wellington Seniors Association.

Light refreshments will be available.


GWSA Email


Each month, approximately

mid-month, the Membership

and Marketing Committee

at the GWSA will send a

GWSA Email Update. It

will highlight a few of the exciting things happening

at the GWSA, important communications from the

Board, and upcoming programs by CSS.

You can unsubscribe from the updates at any time

by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link which will be

displayed at the bottom of every update.

If you have previously completed a paper “Consent

to Receive Electronic Communications”, we are asking

you to complete the electronic sign-up process

described below. We can’t sign you up manually

AND have our list editor keep track of the CASL

(Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation) compliance for

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

have chosen to use the electronic option.

You can receive the GWSA Email Updates by

completing the steps described below:

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

subscribe in the Subject line or you can skip that

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

a link.

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

fields, and click “Subscribe to List”.

3. To ensure you really want to receive GWSA email

updates – and to make sure all email addresses are

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


4. Once you respond to the confirmation message,

your registration is complete and you’ll receive our

Welcome letter.

We have also placed a link under the “Popular

Links” section on all web pages on the GWSA

website. Clicking on this link will also initiate the

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

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

complete the process.

You can expect to receive your first GWSA Email

Update approximately mid-month after you sign up!

Membership & Marketing Committee

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Volunteer Corner by Samantha Ferrier

Upcoming Volunteer Awards

June Callwood Outstanding

Achievement Award for Voluntarism:

This award recognizes people

and groups who have made

outstanding contributions as volunteers

in their communities.

Due January 5, 2020.

Ontario Volunteer Service

Awards: This award recognizes

volunteers for providing committed

and dedicated service to an organization.

Due January 25, 2020.

Please fully complete the Nomination

Form located at the front desk

and return it to Samantha in the

main office. Those who are eligible

for an award will be chosen.

Your assistance and input is greatly

appreciated with this process. If

you have any further questions,

please feel free to speak to Samantha

from Monday to Friday between


All Volunteers – Training and

Orientation: Anyone new to the

volunteer team within the last 2

years, or who has not completed

their AODA and training, will be

required to register for one of the

trainings. It is a great refresher for

anyone, speaks to your role as a

volunteer, policies and procedures

and how the GWSA and City work

together. Please speak to Samantha

in the main office for more details

and to register.

Reception Desk

Registration Desk: volunteers are

needed to assist on the front desk

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on a floater basis to fill in when

needed. If you enjoy working with

a great team of volunteers, providing

customer service and working

on the computer, please speak to

Samantha in the main office.

Information Desk: Volunteers

needed at the front desk to answer

phones, provide tours of the facility

and answer questions from

members of the community. Looking

for people to help on a floater

basis to fill in as needed.

Dining Room Cash/Coffee:

Volunteers are needed for the dining

room cash and coffee. We are

looking for people who are interested

in both roles as we want to

have this as an 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 and Kitchen Prep

Volunteers: We are currently

seeking dishwasher volunteers to

help keep the kitchen tidy and

clean after meals and kitchen prep

volunteers to help with food preparation.

Full training will be provided.

Please contact Chef Jocelynn

if you are interested.

Sound Technicians:

Three volunteers are needed to assist

with the sound and equipment

set up. Previous experience working

with sound technology is an

asset. If you are interested in

working with the technology and

help out with special events within

the GWSA, please contact Samantha

for more information. Training

will be given.

Garden Fresh Box

A volunteer is needed to assist

with the Garden Fresh box pickup

day on third Wednesday each

month from 11:30-2:30. 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 ext. 2747.


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 mi-

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nute taking would be helpful.

Computer Mentoring –

Apple Products:

The GWSA is looking for individuals

who are computer literate to

assist members with basic questions

and to help with specific

computer problems specific to



- Help with basic operation of Apple


- Help with email and browsing

the internet

- MS Word and handling digital


- Assistance with iPads/ iPhones/


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 x2096 or

by email:

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Administraon Office — 519‐837‐5696

Welcome to new CSS Manager, Cheri Herdman

Please let me take the opportunity to introduce myself to

you as I join the great team at GWSA. My name is Cheri

Herdman and I am very excited to meet all of our members,

and get involved with the programs

we offer, as I step into the role of Program

Manager within the Community Services

department. I bring with me over sixteen

years experience co-ordinating non-profit

services alongside teams of passionate

staff meeting the needs of participants in

community programs. I am looking forward

to learning about all the amazing

experiences our members have at our centre and hope to

learn and grow alongside everyone who joins us. Please

come on by and say hello, I'd love to hear from you!

GWSA supports The Guelph Wellington Dufferin

United Way

United Way thanks the GWSA for its generosity in donating

$2,500 to this year’s campaign. Did you know... the

United Way of Guelph Wellington Dufferin provides the

backbone of financial support for the GWSA Community

Support Service Programs? The United Way recognizes

the importance of keeping seniors connected to their community,

and the GWSA is recognized as a leader in our

community. Please consider a donation to the United Way

in your giving plans.

Upcoming Events:

Food Demonstration: Join us for seasonal favourites at

a free Food Demonstration, brought to you by the great

Dietitians from the Guelph Family Health Team. You'll

learn about new foods, watch a cooking demonstration

and share in a taste of the foods being prepared. The event

will be held on Wednesday, November 20 (room 2; 10:00

a.m. - noon). Please note, pre-registration is required by

calling Pat Gage at 519-837-5696 or email:

After Stroke

After Stroke is a program of March of Dimes Canada

and a national service offering support, education and

community programs for stroke survivors, their caregivers,

and families.

Our goal is to connect you with a network of support

that can help you reclaim your independence, your sense

of community and your ability to thrive after a stroke.

Stroke affects not only the survivor but the entire family,

loved ones and friends as they adjust to the “new normal”

which may include permanent physical disability, communication

disorders such as aphasia, and emotional difficulties,

including depression.

Transitioning from the hospital to home can be a very

complex and challenging process for stroke survivors and

their families. March of Dimes Canada’s After Stroke

Guelph Wellington Chapter is here to support everyone

involved in the process.

Services include:

Hospital Visitation programs – Trained peers who have

had a stroke and know what you are going through come

to the hospital to talk and share their knowledge and experience

about stroke recovery.

Assistive Devices Program – The program provides

financial aid to help adults with physical disabilities who

have had a stroke buy, repair and maintain a variety of

mobility equipment and assistive devices, including

wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, aids for daily living and


Home and Vehicle Modification Program – Financial

aid is available for eligible individuals to provide home

and vehicle modifications. The program enables stroke

survivors to continue to live accessible, independent lives

in their homes, avoid job loss, and participate within their


After Stroke is focused on providing community-based

supports that lead to community re-engagement with the

goal of remaining active and healthy.

CSS Fall Education Series:

Please note the CSS Education session scheduled for

Tuesday, November 5 has been cancelled due to a

family emergency with our instructor.

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Guelph Wellington Stroke Chapter – You are not

alone. Connect with fellow survivors and caregivers in a

support group to help you through this time. You can

learn about stroke recovery, disability management, and

stroke recovery resources in Waterloo Wellington.

Monthly Membership meetings: Third Tuesday of every

month from September to June. 12 noon - 2 pm at Harcourt

Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Avenue, Guelph.

Building is accessible.

Sip ‘N Stroll walking group is a social and walking program

that focuses on getting out, having fun, building

friendships, setting goals and staying motivated while

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A Day to


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

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre — 683 Woolwich St., Guelph


Donations to the Guelph Legion Poppy Fund

Sponsored by the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association

Happiness is Line Dancing

Photo: Stu McCannell, President, Guelph Photographers Guild

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Sentinel Driver Supervisor, George Smith, started as Home Delivery Supervisor in March

2002, after retiring from the University of Guelph, taking over from Margo Di Carlo.

George had been helping out with the printing of The Sentinel with his late wife, Shirley,

for quite a few years prior to his retirement from the U of G and becoming the Home Delivery


George knows the city quite well and helped design the areas

for each of our drivers and where they would be delivering the

newsletters to each of our members who asked for home delivery.

At present, we have 18 drivers and they deliver

~222 Sentinels every month. Each driver has a specific area

that never changes, unless someone is added or removed.

With his health starting to cause him some discomfort,

George has decided that it is time for him to hang up his title

and let someone ‘younger’ take over the reins. For the present,

that job will be handled by the Administrator and Editor until

such time as we find a member who also knows the city well

and can help us keep our drivers happy with their current

routes. (And George has offered to help us out also.)

George has enjoyed his many years of involvement with The Sentinel and all the days of

collating in Rm. 2 with our member collators, and will miss all the interaction with the

members and The Sentinel Team. We wish him well with his health and with his second


From All of Us on The Sentinel Team, all the very best to you, George!!!

After many years, this was the last time collating The Sentinel as a group, ending with the

June 2012 issue.

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There was a big turnout for the Volunteer Appreciation Lunch held on September 12. The

meal of beef wellington, stuffed potato and mixed vegetables, with lava cake for dessert,

was enjoyed by all. The Greytones played a variety of tunes to get dancers up on the floor.

Here are some pictures from the event.



Barbara Webster was inducted into the 100 Year Old Club on Friday, September 20. Mayor

Guthrie, the Silvertones and many friends were there to celebrate Barbara’s milestone.

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Evergreen Canoe Club (The Adventure)

We, in Guelph, are lucky to have incredible

river systems in our own backyard.

Just a short drive from Guelph

and you can be canoeing down one of

these rivers. What makes this so special

is that these river systems are overseen

by the Grand River Conservation

Authority. It is the oldest water management

agency in Canada and one of

the oldest in the world. It is their website

that we consult when we look at

water flows.

— the Conestogo,


The combined

length of these rivers is about

11, 000 kilometres.

Over the course of a season, the canoe

club will paddle more than 300

kms down the various rivers.

There are a number of access points

that are maintained and allow canoeists

to enter and exit the river. These

access points are usually near to or in

a park with parking for the trailers and


Canoes are carried by three or four members to and

from the access points.

Although team work is essential every

step of the way, it is most important once

the canoes are on the water. The bow and

stern canoeist must work in sync to

navigate the hazards through verbal and

nonverbal communication

And the best part of these adventures are

the friendships that are created.

While paddling along the Grand or one

of the other rivers, it is hard to imagine

that just a short distance away lie the

brick and mortar signs of our busy lives.

Canoes being checked at access point for at least three

paddles, a bailer with sponge, a throw rope and wear on

the painter lines.

Members who do not have a life vest

are fitted with one. All members are

required to wear a life vest while in

the canoe.

With more experience, the trips become

longer and more difficult. To a

canoeist, novice or expert, nothing is

more exhilarating than paddling

through rapids using the skills they

learned through training and practice.

What we hear most often is “Can we

go back and do that again?” after running

some rapids.

Last minute instructions

The calm is cathartic, the rapids

exhilarating, and the silence sublime.

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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

David Pinkney (519-780-5302)

Mondays - 12:30-3:15 pm

B - E

Evergreen Room 3

David Pinkney (519-780-5302)

Tuesdays - 6:30-9:00 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

Art Studio in 2

Art Studio in 2 is an Art group

working out of Room 2 at the Evergreen

Centre on alternate Tuesday

evenings from 6:30 pm until

9:30 pm on the first, third and fifth

Tuesday of the month and on alternate

Wednesday afternoons from

12:30 pm until 4:00 pm on the second

and fourth Wednesday of the

month. The artists in this club

choose their own media to work

with, examples of which are acrylic

painting, Bunka, drawing, pastels,

porcelain painting, printmaking,

stitchery/textile arts, watercolour

painting and others. Room 2

isn’t vented properly for the use of

oil paints, turpentine, linseed oil or

other strong-smelling media.

There are restrictions on perfume

use also at the Centre to respect

those with allergies. Artists will

need to provide all the materials

they need to complete their work

and be prepared to share their

technique and insights with other

artists. The membership in Art

Studio in 2 is limited to 24 and

yearly membership costs $24.00

including HST, in addition to the

GWSA membership. If you are

interested in joining Art Studio in

2 for 2019, contact Ted Pritchard

at 519-826-6121 or


Our Badminton Club is gearing

up for fun and enjoyable games as

our new season begins. We had a

wonderful Welcome Back BBQ/

Corn Roast in September and hope

to renew friendships with folks

who have been away over the

summer and with newcomers giving

us a try.

Our Club welcomes all from beginners

to experienced and competitive

players. Join us as many as

6 times a week for friendly, active

games and competition at two locations.

We play at the West End

Community Centre on Monday

and Wednesday afternoons at 1:00

pm. At the Evergreen Centre, play

is on Tuesday evening at 7pm,

Thursday at 9am, Friday at 10am

and Sunday afternoons at 1:15pm.

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-


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-


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 November our selection is

“A Man Called Ove” by Frederick

Backman. In December, we will

be reading “Commonwealth” by

Anna Patchett. Monthly fee is


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 12:30 until 3:30


Tuesday at the Evergreen in Room

3 from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm.

Thursday at the Evergreen in

Room 3 from 12:30 pm until 3:30


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

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rayon thread. When completed,

many pictures resemble delicately

shaded paintings. In fact, the needle

is held and operates in much

the same manner as an artist’s

brush or pencil. The Bunka artist

uses many different stitch techniques

in order to achieve the desired

effect of depth and interest,

but unlike other forms of needle

art, there are no knots to tie and

mistakes are easily corrected. This

group is for all skill levels and

meets every Wednesday from 9:15

a.m. to noon in Room 3.


Come join us for a game of Canasta.

New or experienced players are

welcome. We meet in the Evergreen

hallway every Wednesday at

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

is Sharyn Richards. Let her

know if you have any comments.

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

835-4155, Email:

Craft Group

Fall is here and we have many

lovely items in the gift shop for

your Christmas shopping. Check

out the adult sweaters which are

one of a kind. Thank you all for

the donations of wool and material

and thanks to all the ladies for

their hard work. Keep it up!!


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 know-ledge 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

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game or see how the game is

played, go to the website:

“Cribbage Classic”. For more information,

call Sylvia at 519-837-

0446, Audrey at 519-824-5891, or

Joy at 519-822-9714.


Put on your dancing shoes Friday

afternoons from 1:00 to 3:30 pm.

Dance every second month at the

Evergreen Seniors Community

Centre, 519-823-1291.

$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.

The final 2019 dance is December

20. Come out and join the fun.


Here are the high scores for September:

William A. 133, 92out;

Barry A. 110; Audrey B. 125;

Edward B. 111out, bull out;

Shawn B. 121, 87out; Derek

C. 116; Bruce F. 109; Vera

G. 110; Robert L. 125; Bob

M. 133; Will R. 132; Barry S. 171;

Lorne S. 135; Marjorie S. 140;

Kathryn W. 107; Edmund W. 125.


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 for next

year 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


We meet the first Wednesday of

each month from October through

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

We discuss problems affecting

those with hearing loss and try

to find solutions. Our meetings

also have a social component. For

further information, call Marianne

at 519-822-3946.

Line Dancing

Line dances are choreographed

dances with a repeating series of

steps that are performed in unison

by a group of people in lines, rows

or circles. One of the great things

about line dancing is that no experience

is necessary. Line dances

are easy to learn, and as with any

other style of dance, the more you

do it, the better you will become.

Instructors do a walk-through before

each dance and then demonstrate

and call the steps as the music

plays. You don’t need a partner,

just come have fun. We

dance all year to a wide variety of


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

It still seems like our summer

was way too short. Every year it

seems to get shorter and pass by

more quickly. Now the skies of

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November turn gloomy. Gordon

Lightfoot saw that as a harbinger

of doom. Photographers think the

November skies are attractive and


Our September field trips took

us to the Alexander Graham Bell

National Historic Site in Brantford,

and to the Harmony Meadows

alpaca farm in Belwood. The

October field trip brought us back

to Strom’s farm for our annual

pumpkin shoot. The resulting photos

are available for viewing on

our web page at https://


Our theme for November is

“Christmas Lights”. There will be

lots of opportunities to capture the

spirit of the holiday season during

the month. The results will be put

on the Evergreen Restaurant walls

at our meeting on November 25.

They will stay up until our January


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


If you are interested in joining,

contact Jean McClelland by e-



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

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fun, laughter, socialization and

exercise. It’s easy to learn, but can

be challenging for those with a

competitive nature. All levels of

skill invited. Pickleball equipment

is provided.


Our Scrabble group meets Thursdays

from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm at

the tables in the Evergreen Hallway

near the Library. Cost is

$1.00 per visit. We play relaxed

but challenging games using the

Scrabble Dictionary 6 th Edition as

our reference. Skill levels range

from beginner to advanced. Come

play at whatever table you wish.

Enjoy a laugh, score a Bingo if

you can, and learn a new word or

two with other word lovers!


Come on out and join our group.

Enjoy some gentle exercise,

friendship and fun. Membership is

available to all paid-up GWSA

members for a $10 fee every six

months. You also have the option

of paying $1.00 per game. Register

the first time you play. Beginners

are welcome and instruction

is available. The group plays

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from

1:30 to 3 p.m.


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


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


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

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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


Membership is available to all

paid-up members of the GWSA

on payment of the prescribed annual

snooker activity fee. The current

fee of $70 (plus tax) buys you

access to the Snooker Room any

time it is open and all the snooker

you care to play.

Texas Hold ’Em

Why not come out and have fun

with us?

We are averaging about 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


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 have had an enjoyable walking

season and the weather has

been good to us most of the time.

We have walked in Rockwood

Conservation area and around Fergus

and we had two more walks in

October. We will now have

wound up our regular walking

season with our annual Pot Luck

supper. Thank you walkers for

turning out and making it a very

pleasant season. We have a few

new members this year and we

have enjoyed getting to know you.

I hope you have enjoyed yourselves.

We will be having winter

socials next year. Check our reports

for further details nearer the


Watercolour Painters Club

The Evergreen Watercolour Painters

Club provides an opportunity

for watercolour painters to practise

their hobby along with others

sharing the same interest, while

encouraging one another and receiving

information, ideas and inspiration.

While we do not offer

classes or lessons, we welcome

accomplished watercolour painters.

There is a small annual membership

fee and membership with

the GWSA is required. We meet

on the 1st and 5th Wednesday

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

Wednesday from 9:30 am - 4:00

pm in Room 2.

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walking. Second Wednesday of every month. 10:00 -

11:00 am, Stone Road Mall, Guelph.

Book Club: A social group spending time together

while reading and reviewing some of the most celebrated

authors. First Thursday of every month, 10:00 am -12

noon, Arbour Trails, 32 Bayberry Dr., Guelph.

Thrive and Survive is a casual meeting of people who

find themselves in the role of caregiver. Join us in a

friendly and helpful conversation. Call for details.

The Student/Survivor BeFriending® Program is a program

in which student volunteers will be matched with

stroke survivors in their community and attend regular

visits in their home (or another community location).

This program aims to enhance the quality of life of stroke

survivors by providing them with opportunities to work

on their personal development, resiliency and feelings of

confidence and hope, while also supporting stroke survivors

in system navigation and reintegration into the community.

Recreation and Accessible Travel – Whether you are

looking for a week-long adventure or just want to meet

new friends, March of Dimes Recreation and Integration

Services provides you with the opportunity to enjoy beautiful

destinations close to home and around the world, that

are fully-accessible for people with physical disabilities.

Employment Services – Every year, March of Dimes

Canada Employment Services helps hundreds of people

with disabilities achieve greater independence by providing

job training and supporting individuals to obtain employment.

By registering on the After Stroke website, you will receive

regular updates and customized information focused

on where you are in your recovery journey

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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 NOVEMBER 2019

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Everyday Activities


Book Nook— Mon-Fri –


Aquatic Arthritic Relief

(West End Community

Centre) (519-837-5657)

Weekend Activities


9a-12p Table Tennis,

November 2, 9, 23, 30

10a-12p Darts, November 2, 9, 30


1:15-3:15p Badminton, November 3, 10,



8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

9a-3p Chess

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:45-3p Silvertones

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-4p Friday Euchre


9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:30-3:30p 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


9a-12p Pickleball

9a-12:30p Arthritis Society


12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

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 Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton



9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Watercolours

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:30-3p Shuffleboard

2-3:30p Hearing Improvement


9a-12p Badminton

9a-12p Foot Care Clinic

9a-12p Outreach

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Bridge

1-2p Feel Better Move Well W

1-3p Line Dancing

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

12-4p A Day to Remember

12:45-3p Silvertones

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W



9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:30-3:30p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting


9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3:30p Mah Jongg


9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts


9a-12p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Bridge

1-2p Feel Better Move Well W


8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

10a-12p Darts

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1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-3:30p Monday Euchre

3:15-6:30p Table Tennis

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre


9a-4p Variety Show


12:30-3:30p Bridge W

1-3p Computer Mentoring

1-4p Badminton W

6:30-9:15p Bid Euchre


9:30-11:45a Line Dancing

12:30-3:30p 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

1-4p West End Arts W

1:30-3p Shuffleboard

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

6:30-9:30p Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton


9a-12p Foot Care Clinic

9a-12p Outreach

12-4p Pickleball W

1-3:30p Mah Jongg

1-4p West End Arts W

1:30-3:30p Dominoes

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold’Em

6:30-9:30p Bridge


9-10a Diabetes Support

9a-12p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Art Studio in 2

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 Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:30-3p Shuffleboard


9a-12p Food Demo

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta


9a-12:45p Table Tennis

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-12p Darts

12:30-4p Watercolours

1-3:30p Badminton W

1-4p Canasta

1:30-3p Shuffleboard

1:30-4p Wednesday Euchre

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

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


12-4p West Hills Arts W

1-4p Bid Euchre


2:15-5p Pickleball W


9a-12p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Bridge

1-3p Line Dancing

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


1-4p Table Tennis W




8:30a-1:15p Crafts

9-11:30a Improving Bridge

9a-12p Diabetes Clinic

9a-3p Chess

10a-12p Darts

10a-12:30p Badminton

10:30a-12p Food Tasting

12:45-3p Silvertones

12:45-4p Pickleball

1-2:30p Book Club

1-4p Friday Euchre

1-4p Table Tennis W

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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.

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“Our Young Seniors”

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


LaFontaine, Ann Marie - Nov. 1 (75)

Shephard, Bill - Nov. 4 (70)

Green, Linda - Nov. 18 (71)



Smith, Fred and Brenda - Oct. 12, 1963

(56 years)

If you have a birthday or anniversary that

you would like to include in the Sentinel,

please let us know the month before.

This column is NOT done automatically.

We DON’T have access to your

personal information.


We would like to convey our condolences

To Association Members and their Families

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held at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

unless otherwise indicated — call 519-823-1291.

Your Community Guide is available at the Centre and online at



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

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


Cardio and Strength Level 1

The beginner strength training class

focuses on functional exercises that

include balance, flexibility and cardiovascular

movements. Exercises

are performed both sitting and

standing. Hand weights are used for

strengthening and toning muscles.

Join us to keep your body fit!

Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 13

Location: Victoria Road Rec


Fee: $81.90 Members,

$94.25 Non-Members

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

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.

Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 14

Fee: $88.19 Members,

$101.50 Non-Members

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

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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.

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


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.

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

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.

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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


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, self-massage 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.

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, self-massage 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.

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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: 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 osteoporosis.

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 available at these

weekly mentoring sessions. Volunteers

from the GWSA Computer

Club are available to assist you with

your specific problem areas.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 1

Fee: $3.00 Members,

$5.00 Non-Members

See the box at the bottom of page

34 for dates and codes.


Facebook is a social media website

that allows you to connect with

friends, family and even businesses.

This workshop will teach you about

social networking using Facebook.

You will learn about key features,

including how to log on, navigate

the website, find friends and family,

edit your online profile, as well as

managing your privacy settings.

You will learn about advanced features

including messages and chat,

creating photo albums, joining

groups, user lists, and using the App

Centre. This session will allow for

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$25.00 discount coupon

with this ad

Please call 519-821-6683

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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.

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.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 2

Fee: $31.30 Members,

$36 Non-Members

Mon Dec 2 & 9, 10 a.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 smoothly.

Class length: 2 hours Classes: 3

Fee: $46.95 Members,

$54 Non-Members

Tues Nov 12-Nov 26, 1 p.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 519-823-1291.

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.

LGBTQ++ Seniors

Mix & Mingle

Do you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual

or on the gay spectrum?

Come and enjoy an afternoon of

companionship and fun. Chat, visit,

discuss and share info in a very accepting

environment. Light refreshments,

coffee/tea (alcohol-free

event). For more information, call

Dot Mercer, 519-763-4585.

Fee: Free (donations towards refreshments

always welcome,

but not required)

Wed. Nov. 13 and Wed. Dec. 11

1:30-3:30 p.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

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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.


Nov 4 Nov 25 Dec 16 Jan 20 Feb 10

Nov 11 Dec 2 Jan 6 Jan 27 Feb 24

Nov 18 Dec 9 Jan 13 Feb 3 Mar 2

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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

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

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


Class length: 2.5 hours

Classes: 1

Fee: $21 Members,

$24.15 Non-Members

Fri Nov 8, 9:30 a.m.

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


Class length: 2.5 hours

Classes: 1

Fee: $36.24 Members,

$41.67 Non-Members

Tue Nov 5, 6:30 p.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


Class length: 90 mins Classes: 1

Fee: $5 Members,

$5 Non-Members

Thu Nov 14, 10 a.m.


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


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.

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 threedimensional

effects through the use

of light and shade and perspective.

Tips and techniques for drawing accurately

will be introduced with still

life and people as the main subject

matter for this course. Materials for

this course will be discussed in the

first lesson.

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 six-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

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

No class: 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

the art of painting portrait. They

will learn to incorporate light, shadow/tone

and colour to bring portraits

alive. Students will also paint

their self-portraits. 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


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.



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 519-742-1422.

Class length: 2 hours

Fee: free, suggested donation


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

Location: West End Community


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

Did you know that you can

purchase your Guelph transit

tickets and monthly passes at the

Evergreen Seniors Community

Centre? Tickets are also available

at all City recreation centres and at

ServiceGuelph at City Hall.


Want to travel, but need extra help? I want to offer

my services as a Travel Companion. (I am looking only

at travelling with females at this point.) My name is

Karen and I am 52 years old. I have lived in Guelph for

30 years, and have been a high school teacher for 20

years. I don't have to work next semester, from

March 1st unl September 1st 2020, and I want to

travel, but don't have a lot of extra cash to do so! If

you pay my way (i.e. travel fare and hotel), I will go

where you like! I am an experienced traveller. I have

driven across Canada, have lived on every connent,

and have visited 35 countries, so I know my way

around an airport/new country/province. I have

worked with mentally challenged adults, given out

meds, and am First Aid Cerfied (although I am not a

nurse). I know that Via Rail and some airlines offer

half price ckets for travel companions, so you would

not have to pay a full fare for me. Most important of

all, I am an easy‐to‐get‐along‐with kind of person.

If you are interested in speaking to me to discuss

possible upcoming travel plans for 2020, let me know

by email at Or you can

call 519‐841‐ 7390 (aer 3:30 pm please).

Thanks! Karen

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The Value of The Outreach Program

by Dorothy M.

My other half and I have been enjoying the Evergreen’s

programs for quite some time. However, it

wasn’t until I became very ill about three years ago

that I began attending the Frail Senior’s Outreach

program, part of the work that the GWSA received

United Way funding for.

Up until three years ago, I was a reasonably active

retiree. Yet in a very short time (about six months in

total), I became almost totally disabled with a mystery

illness. I couldn’t sleep for more than a short

time, had night sweats so badly that my bed had to be

changed daily, my voice got quieter and quieter, and

my handwriting poorer (and smaller). Worst of all, I

began to throw up for no reason and my ability to

walk deteriorated significantly. Not that I was a marathon

runner before – but when I got sick, I could

barely walk even a few steps. My gait was slow and

halting, the walker my best friend, and I began having

trouble getting my legs to move at all. Sometimes

it would take me 10 minutes to cover five feet of level

ground. I began having strange nightmares and

ended up falling out of bed in the middle of the night,

convinced the sheet was a tent that had dropped on

my head. I spent ten days in hospital after that episode

but the doctors couldn’t find anything specific

as a diagnosis.

As I got sicker, my partner kicked into full caregiver

mode. We got a scooter, wheelchair, hospital bed

and a pole that I could hang onto to get up with. Our

local health system began sending in Personal Support

Workers to help me after several falls. We visited

our family doctor who referred me to a pain clinic

(I’m still waiting for that appointment!) and a geriatric

specialist at St. Joseph’s. The geriatric specialist

(Dr. Noor) told me I was taking too many medications

and that I should get out and exercise more and

enjoy life….until she saw me try to walk without the

walker! But she had no idea what was wrong either.

The frail senior’s Outreach Program at the Evergreen

became one of the few things in my life I could

look forward to and enjoy once a month. Paula, the

wonderful program co-ordinator, was always welcoming.

I got to meet new friends who were coping

with severe illnesses of their own, and I felt less

alone. The activities (simple arts and crafts or interesting

speakers or singers followed by a lovely lunch

from the Evergreen’s kitchens) were fun and stimulating.

I developed many new friends and felt right at

home with people who “got” what I was going

through. The program really was a lifeline to sanity!

And I saw the joy and hope the program helped a variety

of frail seniors find in the middle of dealing

with some pretty tough issues.

Finally, my partner begged our family doctor for a

neurologist appointment. The neurologist saw me

about a year ago and suggested we start a trial of

drugs for Parkinson’s Disease. It turns out that I do,

indeed, have Parkinson’s. Since starting the correct

medications, my health has much improved. And I

feel like my life has been restored. I am now on the

Evergreen’s Membership Committee as a volunteer

and hope to give back to the community some of the

help and support they offered me when I was at my

most vulnerable. I am also helping co-ordinate the

“Mix ‘n Mingle” monthly group for seniors who are

lesbians, gay men, transgender and non-binary folks

– who are encompassed in the LGBTQ++ banner.

We hold the group at the Evergreen and welcome all

(friends and allies as well)!

Many thanks to the caring and wonderful folks who

stepped forward on the Board of Directors to save the

vitally important Outreach Program. Many thanks as

well to the United Way, who patiently allowed the

GWSA to work through their issues and restored the

funding when requested. I am sure it will help

Guelph’s frail seniors as it helped me!


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Focus on Travel by Jean McClelland

(The GWSA Travel Committee consists of Joanne White, Peggy Moore, Joan Bruder, Terry Keleher, and

Ken Fugler, Board representative)

The GWSA Travel Committee appreciates your recommendations and your participation on our

bus trips. We are looking for volunteers to help with trip planning and execution. We have a great

time deciding on trip selection.

We are very proud and pleased that our trips have been well attended (as you can tell by our

numbers) and we have had a lot of fun!


• June 18 welcomed forty-four of us to the McLaughlin Home in Oshawa, followed by a

delicious buffet lunch at the Mandarin.

• The famous “Ladykillers” comedy based on the 1955 British black comedy crime film was

a delight at the Shaw Festival on July 4. Fifty-five enjoyed the laughter and camaraderie.

• Our July 25 trip was brand new to our travel roster as we arrived in St. Catharines for The

Foster Festival. The plays were inspired by internationally renowned Canadian playwright

Norm Foster. We were excited to see the delightful comedy, “Hilda’s Yard”. Set in 1956, it

sparkled with unexpected twists. Our Q & A with the actors afterwards was favourably met.

• Another successful Grand River Cruise set sail on August 14. A delicious on-board lunch

was served.

• Twenty-seven of us attended the Grand River Races on August 27.

• The September 11 trip to Autumn Trails was a success with forty-nine attending, visiting

Winter Wheat, Sparta, and lunch at Leaping Deer.

Coming soon!

• Terry has been working diligently to organize a trip on November 15 to the Royal Ontario

Museum followed by lunch at Denny’s. Twenty-nine are registered.

• December 10 – The beautiful and delightful Simcoe Panorama of Lights trip will be leaving

at 1:00 p.m.

• On January 23, Guelph Little Theatre’s presentation of “When the Reaper Calls” will be

preceded by dinner at the Mandarin.

• On February 7, we are happily heading to the Elmira Theatre and the ever-popular

Crossroad Family Restaurant for dinner.

Don’t get too excited yet . . . but!

• March is being considered for another fun trip to Bingemans.

• Terry is delighted to be discussing trips to the Art Gallery of Ontario (Picasso) June to

September, as well as a theatre presentation of Les Miserable in the spring.

• Centre in the Square and two other possible venues are being considered, depending on the


Please note:

There will be “no reserved seating” on school buses.

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

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

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See answer on page 43

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Chris Fraser

The Book Nook —

“A Lending Library”

We are open Monday to

Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

* * * *

Here is another great James Patterson

book, “The First Lady”. When a video

is released on the news media of President

Harrison Tucker with another

woman, everyone is shocked.

Parker Hoyt, the President’s Chief of

Staff, is determined to do everything he

can to prevent this news from affecting

the upcoming elections. Harrison calls

his wife to try to explain, but she does

not want to even talk to him and slams

down the phone. After that phone call,

Grace Tucker, the First Lady, decides

she needs some quiet time and cancels

all her meetings for that day and leaves

her East Wing office and goes to a

horse farm in Virginia.

Sally Grissom is a special agent for

the Presidential Protective Division

when she receives a call from the White

House to meet with the President. She is

informed that the President cannot reach

his wife, her phone is not working, and

her security detail say they cannot locate

her. Sally is asked to locate the

First Lady without causing any notice

by the media. The President is not sure

whether she has simply disappeared, or

had some sort of an accident, but he

wants Sally to do her job and find Grace

Tucker. Parker Hoyt does not want the

disappearance of the First Lady to be

connected to the scandalous revelation

about the President’s affair and therefore

effect the elections in two months

time. Sally and her team go to the horse

farm in Virginia where they begin a

thorough search of the area. They wade

into a river and find a crumpled sheet of

paper that appears to be a suicide note.

However, Parker Hoyt has contacted

Marsha Gray, a sharp shooter, to go to

the horse farm and carefully find out

what Sally Grissom discovers.

There are many twists and turns in

this amazing story of trying to locate the

First Lady, a real page turner. I hope

you enjoy reading it as much as I did.

Please mark your calendars to attend

our book sale on Saturday, November

16, held in the auditorium.

I also hope you enjoy reading the new

books that we have recently purchased

for the library.

Happy Reading,

Your bookworm and Librarian,

Chris Fraser


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

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

it to remain in longer, please contact The Sentinel office

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

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

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

Such ads will be treated as advertising inserted within these

pages at the current Sentinel advertising rates plus HST.

Thank you, Sentinel Administrator.


Huskylock 340 Serger & Magnifying Glass

Huskylock 340 Serger, complete with cabinet and thread,

$125. Lighted magnifying glass with extended arm. Table

mounted, $25. 519-265-3400.

Transport Wheelchair

Transport wheelchair, almost new. Lightweight with leg

rests. $100 OBO. Call 519-836-0251.

Dyson Canister Vacuum & Carpet

Dyson Level 3 Root Cyclon with all extra tools, 6 years old.

$200. 8’x10’ carpet, excellent condition. Wine colour with

white & green border. $200 OBO. 519-824-9828.

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.

George Foreman Rotisserie

George Foreman Baby George Rotisserie. Brand new, never

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

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

647-390-1626 or email

Ladies Bike

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

ago for $200, selling for $100. A racquetball racquet, good

condition. Asking $10. Call 519-265-8963.

Three Putters

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

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



House Sitter

House sitter available to look after your house, water plants,

pick up mail, etc. References available. Call 519-766-2933 to

arrange an interview.



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.



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I never really liked the terminology “Old Farts”, but

this makes me feel better about it.

And if you aren’t one, I bet you know one! I got

this from an “Old Fart” friend of mine!


I’m passing this on as I did not want to be the only

old fart receiving it. Actually, it’s not a bad thing to

be called, as you will see.

Old Farts are easy to spot at sporting events; during

the playing of the National Anthem. Old Farts remove

their hats and stand at attention and sing without

embarrassment. They know the words and believe

in them

Old Farts remember World War II, Dieppe, Juno,

Normandy and Hitler. They remember the Atomic

Age, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Jet Age and

the Moon Landing.

If you bump into an Old Fart on the sidewalk, he

will apologize. If you pass an Old Fart on the street,

he will nod or tip his hat to a lady. Old Farts trust

strangers and are civil to women.

Old Farts hold the door for the next person and always,

when walking, make certain the lady is on the

inside for protection.

Old Farts get embarrassed if someone curses in

front of women and children and they don’t like it on

TV or in the movies.

Old Farts have moral courage and personal integrity.

They seldom brag unless it’s about their children

or grandchildren.

It’s the Old Farts who know our great country is

protected, not by politicians, but by the young men

and women in the military serving their country.

This country needs Old Farts with their work ethic,

sense of responsibility, pride in their country and decent

values. We need them now more than ever.

Thank goodness for Old Farts!

Pass this on to all the “Old Farts” you know. I was

taught to respect my elders…it’s just getting harder

to find them!



We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is


But the plural of ox

becomes oxen, not oxes.

One fowl is a goose, but

two are called geese.

Yet the plural of moose

should never be meese.

You may find a lone

mouse or a nest full of


Yet the plural of house is

houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is

always called men,

Why shouldn’t the plural of pan be called


If I speak of my foot and show you my


And I give you a boot, would a pair be

called beet?

If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,

Why shouldn't the plural of

booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three

would be those,

Yet hat in the plural would

never be hose.

And the plural of cat is cats, not


We speak of a brother and also

of brethren,

But though we say mother, we

never say methren.

Then the masculine pronouns are he, his

and him,

But imagine the feminine: she, shis and


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See Puzzles on pgs. 28 & 29

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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


DJ Services — Have Music Will Travel

Special Birthdays — 60th and up

Anniversaries — Retirements

Christmas Parties — New Year’s Eve

Surprise Parties — Jack and Jill Parties

How about an Old-Fashioned Rock & Roll Night

Celebrate With Music -

Oldies Unlimited

We play all your favourites from

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

Did you like the Disco Era or

Old-Fashioned Country 2 Step?

We’ve got that too!!

The Jukebox is Full and

Ready to Go!

See Puzzle on pg. 39

To Avoid Disappointment — Book Early

Peter Smith: call or text



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Process for GWSA Trips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

device. Please note that:

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

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

cannot accommodate scooters on the buses.

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

the bus if required.

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

Lift Width: 32 inches

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

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

for the trip.

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

TRAVEL in JANUARY 2020 - Register on NOVEMBER 6, 2019


Thursday, January 23, 2020 — Guelph Little Theatre

Total Cost: Members: $68.80 Non Members: $78.80 Code: 233677

Join us for an evening performance of “When the Reaper Calls”. Victor and Harlan have been friends and

inveterate pranksters since their days as students of philosophy. A fateful prank kick starts a highly entertaining,

yet chilling, nightmare that will keep audiences guessing, gasping & laughing throughout. Supper

will be at the Mandarin before the show. Travel is by school bus.

Leave Evergreen: 5:15 pm Carousel: 5:25 pm No downtown pickup on this trip.

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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