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The Sentinel - July 2021 — Vol. 45, No. 11


The Guelph/Wellington Seniors Association

A non-profit organization based at the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

http://www.gwsa-guelph.ca

Ross Knechtel - Webmaster

Directors & Officers

Brian Smith—President

Becky Fiedler — Past-President

tba — Vice-President

Roger Stevens — Treasurer

Tonie MacInnis — Secretary

Directors

Pat Gage Ken Fugler

Wenda King Teresa McKeeman

Ross Knechtel Mike Woof

Adam Rutherford

The Sentinel Team

Carol Croft — Adminstrator, Printer

Linda Green — Editor, Printer

George Hughes — Printer

Bill Shephard, Ray Miller — Part-time

Assistants

All of the above GWSA members

are Volunteers.

GWSA Community Support Services Staff

Emma Whittaker — Manager

Audrey Bishop — Administrative Assistant

Margaret Iutzi — Move Well Co-ordinator

Molly Roberts — Eat Well Co-ordinator

Paula Frappier — Outreach Co-ordinator

All others working for CSS

are GWSA Volunteers

City Staff

Adam Rutherford — Program

Manager

tba — Customer Service Clerk

Tonie MacInnis — Recreation Program

Director — Senior Services

Becky MacDonald — Recreation

Co-ordinator — Volunteers

Jocelynn Desroches — Chef

Janice Walls — Assistant Cook

Don Harris — Facility Maintainer

Lorne Wollis — Cleaner

Harvinder Marjara, Nathan Luck, Mary

Loudoun — Customer Service Clerk II

Lynne Briggs — Manager of Recreation

Services

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

A City of Guelph Recreation Facility run in

partnership with the Community Services Department

of the City of Guelph and the Guelph/

Wellington Seniors Association

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

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

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

(closed Statutory Holidays)

Read The Sentinel on our website,

www.gwsa-guelph.ca

ISSN: 0383 817X

A MESSAGE FROM THE GWSA

BOARD

Over fifty members attended the 34 th Annual General Meeting on

June 8. It was fascinating to hear about the impressive work of the

GWSA Community Support Services which helped so many

vulnerable seniors through a challenging year. Everyone was

informed of our financial situation which emerged on solid footing,

even with memberships on pause, thanks to all the support we

receive. We are especially appreciative of the ongoing, generous

support the GWSA receives from the City of Guelph and its staff.

At the AGM, the Board thanked Athar Khan for his years of service,

and the members elected one new director, Teresa McKeeman. At

the Board’s first meeting following the AGM, Becky Fiedler moved

to the role of Past-President, and Brian Smith was elected President.

Roger Stevens remains Treasurer, Tonie MacInnis Secretary, and

Adam Rutherford continues to represent the City of Guelph. Pat

Gage joins the Executive Committee. The remaining directors

include Ken Fugler, Wenda King, Ross Knechtel, Teresa

McKeeman, and Mike Woof. Some vacancies remain on the Board

of Directors and its committees for those who want to join this

dynamic group. Contact the volunteer co-ordinator to learn more.

Much is happening to prepare for the reopening of in-person

activities. The City has been completing some renovations, and

colourful window decals along the hall provide a bright, refreshing

look. It is encouraging to see new paint and lighting, room

improvements, and interesting changes unfolding for the Evergreen

Kitchen. A New Horizons for Seniors Grant funded the new

livestreaming video-recording studio which is almost ready for action

to facilitate our growing virtual activities. There really is a lot to get

excited about!

Members are concerned about how they can ‘return-to-play’ safely.

That’s why the Board has approved policies which will require all

participants of in-person activities to provide Proof of COVID-19

Vaccination, and to complete the COVID-19 Liability Waiver. You

may encounter COVID-19 Screening for certain activities as is

needed to fill a bus for the planned trip to Gravenhurst. The GWSA

will continue to offer virtual activities to allow more participants than

room capacity limits will allow; to accommodate members who do

not yet wish to gather in person; and to those who cannot, or choose

not to, receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

You can keep up with all our latest news on the GWSA website.

We hope to see you soon. Have a great summer, everyone!

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 (no political or religious topics please).

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GWSA Email Update for the Month of June 2021

OOPS! Correction from our June is Seniors Month Newsletter

Sorry, but we made a couple of errors when we listed the GWSA Activity Programs available

via Zoom:

The Art in Studio 2 is not active at this time.

The Watercolour Painters

Club is active, on Zoom.

Watercolour Painters Club is using

Zoom to encourage painters to submit

their paintings and have discussion of

techniques. They meet from 1 pm to 3

pm on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays

of each month. If you are interested in

seeing what GWSA painters are doing

during COVID, contact Mary

Mulholland via email

watercolourclub@gwsa-guelph.ca

or phone 519-836-4889.

GWSA Funding Announcement

On Monday, May 17, Lloyd Longfield announced that nine seniors organizations in Guelph

received funding from the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Local awards totaled

$176,657 and that included $25,000 for the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association’s project

designed to Deliver Seniors Activities Virtually.

The GWSA project has two parts:

1) to provide equipment to support converting existing activities to virtual format and

2) to build on a successful, Zoom-based, “pilot” ukulele project.

Convert Activities to Virtual

Many of our members have Internet access and can participate in activities via Zoom. Few

have capability for on-screen demonstrations. We are using part of our funding to set up a

low-cost studio for livestreaming or recording demonstrations for our activity groups. This

will enable:

Close-up and overhead demonstrations for our arts/crafts groups (quilting, watercolours,

bunka, and photography);

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Virtual rehearsals or instruction for choir, ukulele group as well as physical activities

such as exercise classes and line dancing;

Other programs suggested by our community and committees.

Although our seniors will be the primary users of the studio, we also received funding for a

technician to set up equipment; train users, and offer technical support. Ready availability of

technical support is important for seniors to become proficient, independent users of the

system.

Build on a Successful Pilot Project of

Ukulele Instruction

The Silvertones choir has been a Guelph

cultural entity for 40 years. Because aging

impacts the vocal cords, the Silvertones

Director and leadership team initiated a

successful pilot program for ukulele (The

Silver Strummers) in January 2020 and moved

to Zoom in mid-March. The Zoom-based

lessons have offered a new creative outlet for

our musically-inclined seniors.

Many seniors are financially-challenged and

cannot afford to participate in the on-line ukulele lessons. New Horizons funds will be used

to purchase 10 concert ukuleles, five tenor ukuleles, cases, music, music folders, and music

stands for those who cannot afford these essential items on their own.

Please watch the GWSA website, The Sentinel and the GWSA Email Update for more

information about how to participate in these projects as we get them under way.

BOOK CLUB 1

Our group normally meets in the Boardroom on the last Friday of each month from 1:00 to

2:30 p.m.

For July, our selection is “The Family Upstairs” by Lisa Jewell. In August, we will be

reading “A Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes.

Because the Evergreen Centre is not open at present, we meet at the end of the month on

Zoom or will meet outdoors.

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Volunteer Corner from Becky MacDonald

WELCOME BACK VIRTUAL

VOLUNTEERS!

We miss you in person! Volunteering and the

world around us has changed in many ways

over the last year and a half.

Many volunteers have taken on a new role

“virtual volunteering” in the same capacity as

in person, but moving in-person interaction to

online through technology. Thank you for

continuing to pursue your passion as a

volunteer and doing your best to keep everyone

engaged, including yourself. It’s a new way to

volunteer and hopefully we can all get back to

in-person, face-to-face interactions soon. Keep

safe and healthy and looking forward to seeing

you all again. Thank you for keeping up the

great work you all do!

an active member on the Board and assisting

where needed on committees; Provide reports

and updates to all members; Review monthly

financial statements; Report Board issues to

the Committee and report the Committee’s

issues to the Board; Participate in selfdevelopment

training, where and when

appropriate.

ASSISTANT EDITOR

The GWSA is looking for someone to assist

with the monthly email updates. This is a parttime

position, once a month.

Access to a computer



Publishing/editor experience

Assist with the monthly email updates to

stay connected with the community

There are “new” volunteer positions that are

requiring your help. All positions are virtually

from the comfort of your home. Please see the

options that follow: Committees, Board,

Special Events, and Supports.

For more information and for details on each

position, please contact

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca

If the position is of interest to you, you will

be required to complete the “Volunteer

Application Form – online” at:

https://gwsa-guelph.ca/1749-2/ .

GWSA COMMITTEES

GWSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board is looking to recruit up to four (4)

new members. Experience in law, fundraising

and HR are an asset. The Board meets on the

third Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am

virtually (min of 8 meetings per year). Being

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

The GWSA is looking for up to three

additional members. The Governance

Committee assists the Board of Directors with

the development and review of bylaws,

policies, and procedures for the Association.

Morning meetings during a few months of the

year.

Experience in governance with a not-forprofit

organization



Knowledge of legislative requirements

A keen interest in document research,

development, and review would be helpful.

SECRETARY

The Governance Committee is looking for

someone with a laptop and who is interested in

taking minutes at the meeting and updating any

documents as needed.

MEMBERSHIP & MARKETING

Three more committee members needed to join

the team. Meet on the 2 nd Tuesday of each

month at 9:30 am. The committee reports to

the Board for all membership and marketing

initiatives, focusing on the maximum interest

of members and advancement of the Board’s

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Strategic Plan. The Committee provides

content and messaging advice to the webmaster

for the website and social media accounts and

prepares monthly GWSA Email Updates.

Marketing and recruitment experience would

definitely be assets, but are not required.

Monitors membership satisfaction

Develops plans to improve member




recruitment and retention

Marketing responsibilities include arranging

for media coverage and creating

advertisements

Developing promotional material

Arranging special events such as Open

House and New Members’ Welcome -

either virtually or in-person as appropriate.

M&M EMAIL EDITOR

Attend regular M&M meetings on the 2 nd

Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am.

Distribute publications once per month or

as needed

Solicit, investigate and assemble items

Maintain the list of subscribers

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE (NEW!)

Advise the Board of Directors and provide

technical leadership in support of the Strategic

Plan.

Production support: we need a group of

technically savvy and interested members to

prioritize a list of needed projects for planning

and implementation.

Experience in: electrician, sound tech,

lighting technician, carpentry or design would

be useful, and possibly computer-aided design

skills.

IT (Information Technology):

Make hardware and software

recommendations to address employee and

volunteer needs, including the Board,

Finance Committee, and members.

Oversee a small wireless network.

Provide guidance regarding the technical

aspects of the website and membership



mailing list.

Establish a modest A/V recording/live

streaming studio

Interest and background experience in IT,

including network management and video

production would be assets.

VARIETY SHOW COMMITTEE

The Committee is looking for enthusiastic,

dedicated individuals who like to work as a

team and have an interest in theatre to lead in

the following areas for this year’s virtual show:

Producer: Produce and Direct the Variety

show. Locate and secure acts, overall

organization of the show.

Retirement Homes Co-ordinator: Coordinate

with the retirement homes for ticket

sales.

Stage Manager:

Attends pre-show committee meetings

Co-ordinates with Producer on programme.

Makes show cue sheet for acts, their

requirements and technical directions

Works with Lighting and Sound personnel

for the show

Responsible for getting stage crew

Runs the show using cue sheet schedule.

Makes sure cast caller has acts ready to go

on stage ahead of time.

Secretary: The Secretary assists with

preparing the agenda for the meeting and

taking notes and distributing to all committee

members in a timely fashion

Hospitality and House: Make sure

everything is ready for the day of the Variety

Show and organize the event to run smoothly.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of

the areas listed, please contact Becky for more

information. becky.macdonald@guelph.ca

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Process for GWSA Trips –

PLEASE READ NEW PROCEDURES FOR BOOKING THIS TRIP

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE BOTH (2) COVID VACCINES TO TAKE THIS TRIP.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A GWSA COVID-19 LIABILITY

ACTIVITIES WAIVER AND PROVIDE PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION (2 DOSES).

AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO EACH PARTICIPANT AFTER TRIP BOOKING IS CLOSED ON

AUGUST 18, 2021. THE EMAIL WILL CONTAIN THE GWSA COVID-19 ACTIVITIES

LIABILITY WAIVER TO BE ELECTRONICALLY SIGNED WITH INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO

UPLOAD PROOF OF VACCINATION.

IF EMAIL IS NOT ACCESSIBLE, EACH PARTICIPANT MUST CONTACT JOANNE WHITE

AT (519) 400-2541 ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 18, 2021. YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO

BOARD THE BUS IF BOTH DOCUMENTS ARE NOT ON FILE.

ADDITIONALLY, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A COVID-19 SCREENING AND

A CONTACT LIST. THESE ARE AVAILABLE ON THE GWSA WEBSITE LOCATED ON THE

TRIPS, TRAVEL AND TOURS PAGE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

General:

(1) All travellers on this GWSA Travel Club Trip must be a member of the Guelph Wellington

Seniors Association.

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

Booking Your Trip:

Register Online: Sign up for a RecEnroll account with the City of Guelph. Please see the

Trip, Travel and Tours page on the GWSA website for specific instructions. Registration will

be available from Wednesday, August 4, 2021, until the trip is fully booked or booking is

closed on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

Register by telephone: Wednesday, August 4, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., by contacting

Customer Service at the Evergreen Seniors Centre at 519-823-1291. MasterCard, Visa, Amex

or Visa Debit can be accepted for online or telephone booking. There will not be assigned

seating on this trip. Seating will be available on a first come first serve basis.

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: The coach will be

sanitized and sold at full capacity. Masks will be required for all participants.





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

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some trips). The cost for the assistant will be the fee published for the trip.

If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service at the Evergreen Seniors Centre at

519-823-1291.

TRAVEL IN SEPTEMBER 2021 – Register in August 2021

NOTE: TOTAL COST SHOWN INCLUDES ALL TAXES

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 – A Day in Gravenhurst

Total Cost: Members $56.00 (NON-REFUNDABLE**) Code: 00020270

Join us as we spend a relaxing day in Gravenhurst. We will start our visit by dropping off at the

Muskoka Wharf. There you will be able to have lunch or an ice cream at one of the many

restaurants (not included), visit the Farmer’s Market, walk the boardwalk, or possibly book a

one-hour cruise (not included).

In the afternoon, we will venture downtown where there are many shops to explore or have a

coffee at one of the many restaurants. A booklet with maps and points of interest will be

provided. Driver gratuity is included in the cost. Please note: This trip requires walking

throughout the day.

Leave: Evergreen Parking Lot: 8:00 a.m. Carousel: 8:10 a.m. Return: 6:30 p.m.

Note: You must arrive by 7:45 a.m. with completed COVID-19 Screening and Contact List.

These documents are available for download on the GWSA website, Trip, Travel and Tours

page.

** This trip is NON-REFUNDABLE, doctor’s certificates will not be accepted. You will not

receive a refund if you are denied bus entrance due to a positive COVID-19 screening and/or

have not signed the GWSA COVID-19 Liability Waiver and submitted Proof of COVID-19

Vaccination (2 doses). Should there be a mandatory provincial shutdown due to COVID-19, all

participants will receive a full refund to their method of payment.

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 trip BEFORE the trip has to be cancelled due to

low numbers.

The Travel Committee must give the number of bookings by August 19, 2021, and if there

are not enough reservations AT THAT TIME, the trip will be cancelled!

If you have already booked your seat, you will receive a refund.

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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Guelph Family Health Team offers

FREE Online Webinars

The Guelph Family Health Team’s Wellness Matters program continues to offer

FREE, interactive webinars focusing on a variety of wellness and mental health

topics to our community!

You can use the information and tools you learn to help guide you during these

difficult and uncertain times. Visit our website for a complete list of webinars.

You can view the full July – December 2021 schedule HERE.

We’re excited to partner with the Alzheimer Society of Waterloo-Wellington to

offer a NEW webinar: The Elephant in the Room – Why People Don’t Want

to Talk about Dementia

Date: Wednesday, July 7

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Register online by clicking HERE or call us at 519-837-0099.

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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.

Art In The Hall

Inactive until September 2021

Needs a curator

Art Studio In 2

Evergreen Room 2

Ted Pritchard tpritcha@rogers.com

Every 2nd & 4 th Wednesdays 1-2

Inactive until September 2021

Badminton

Evergreen Auditorium

Jeff Millard (519-993-1362)

Inactive until September 2021

Bridge - Evergreen

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

Inactive until September 2021

Improving Bridge

Evergreen Room 3

Sandy Kinsey

(kinseyssrd@gmail.com)

Fridays - 9:00-11:30 am

Inactive until September 2021

Cribbage

Evergreen Room 3

Audrey Young (519-824-5891)

Joy Halliburton (519-822-9714)

Elaine Miller (519-836-7874)

Tuesdays - 12:45-4 pm

Inactive until September 2021

Darts Club

Evergreen Auditorium - Stage

Contact TBA

Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Inactive until September 2021

Casual Bicycling

Various Locations in and

around Guelph

Ned Coates (519-835-9799)

Wed. - May 1 - Oct. 31

9:00 am to Noon

Inactive until April 2022

Bid Euchre

Evergreen Room 4

Sharyn Richards (519-803-9500)

Mondays - 6:15-9:00 pm

Thursdays - 1:00-4:00 pm

Inactive until September 2021

6-Hand Bid Euchre

Evergreen Room 4

Dot Smith (519-836-6448)

Thursdays - 1:00-4:00 pm

Inactive until September 2021

Book Club 1

Evergreen Board Room

Veronica Sanche (519-767-9991)

Last Friday of month - 1-2:30 pm

ACTIVE Via Zoom

Book Club 2

Evergreen Room 2

Christine Trimble (519-823-2086)

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

Inactive until September 2021

Bridge - West End Lion’s Lair

David Pinkney (519-780-5302)

Mondays - 12:30-3:15 pm

Inactive until September 2021

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Bunka Art Group

Evergreen Room 3

Diane Barber (519-763-2996)

designbunny@rogers.com

Wednesdays - 9:15 am-noon

Inactive until September 2021

Canasta

Evergreen Hallway

Lionel Churchill (519-835-4155)

Wednesdays - 1-4 pm

Inactive until September 2021

Canoe Club

John Ness (519-994-8611)

canoeclubmembership@gmail.com

Inactive until May 2022

Chess Club

Evergreen Hallway

Dave Wurr (519-509-1032)

Fridays - 9:30 am-noon

Inactive until September 2021

Computer Club

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

ACTIVE VIRTUALLY

Craft Club

Evergreen Room 2

Judy Montgomery (519-824-8047)

Fridays - 8:30 am-1:30 pm

ACTIVE BY TELEPHONE

Dominoes

Evergreen Dining Room

Bev Baker (519-265-9139)

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:30 pm

Inactive until September 2021

Euchre on Monday

Evergreen Room 3

Maureen Baird (647-519-2006)

Mondays - 1:00-3:30 pm

Inactive until September 2021

Euchre on Wednesday

Evergreen Dining Room

Audrey Young (519-824-5891)

4th Wednesday - 1:30-4:00 pm

Inactive until September 2021

Euchre on Friday

Evergreen Room 4

Peter Smith (519-217-8986)

Fridays - 1:00-4:00 pm

Inactive until September 2021

Golf

Tom Kane (519-827-1479)

Mondays, May to September

Inactive until May 2022

Line Dancing

Evergreen Auditorium

Phyllis Carnochan (519-836-9415)

Mondays - 9:30 -11:45 am

Thursdays - 1:00-3:00 pm

Inactive until September 2021

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Mah Jongg

Evergreen Hallway

Contact TBD

Tuesdays - 12:30-3:30 pm

Instruction available

Inactive until September 2021

Peer Learning

Evergreen Board Room

Barb McLeod (519-823-2531)

Andrew Webb (226-500-4755)

Mon., Tues., Thurs.

(times as assigned)

ACTIVE VIA ZOOM

Into Focus Photography

Evergreen Room 4

Bill Adams (olar57@gmail.com)

2:30-5 pm - last Monday of every

month - $24.00 a year

ACTIVE VIA ZOOM

Pickleball

Rudy Simon

Neville Newman (519-400-9136)

gwsapickleball@gmail.com

Evergreen Auditorium

Tues. - 9:00 - 12:00 noon

(Beginners & Intermediate)

Friday - 12:45 - 4 pm

(all levels of play)

Inactive until September 2021

West End Rec Centre

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

(advanced play)

Thurs. - 2:15 - 5:00 pm

(all levels of play)

Inactive until September 2021

Quilting

Evergreen Room 2

Beryl Drohan (519-827-0120)

Mondays - 12:30-4:00 pm

ACTIVE BY TELEPHONE &

EMAIL

Scrabble

Evergreen Hallway

Contact TBA

Thursdays - 12:45-3:45 pm

Inactive until September 2021

Shuffleboard

Evergreen Auditorium

Elaine Bigam (519-824-6498)

Ilbigam@gmail.com

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm

Wednesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm

Inactive until September 2021

Silver Seven Skating Club

Exhibition Park Arena

Corner of Exhibition &

Division Sts.

Sharon O’Sullivan (519-848-2084)

Saturdays - 8:00-9:50 pm

Inactive until September 2021

Silver Strummers

Ann Sneyd 519-830-6640

ACTIVE VIA ZOOM

Silvertones Choir

Evergreen Room 3

Doreen Muir (519-831-8323)

Choir Director - Ann Sneyd

Pianist - TBA

Fridays 1:00-3:30 pm

ACTIVE VIA ZOOM

Ski Club

Evergreen Parking Lot by

The Enabling Garden

Shane Hamilton (519-994-2204)

Email: crs.hamilton@gmail.com

Mondays from January to the end

of March

8:00 am car pool at Evergreen

to Blue Mountain

6:00 pm return to Evergreen

Inactive until September 2021

Evergreen Snooker Club

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

Inactive until September 2021

Table Tennis

Evergreen Auditorium

Ursula Rodrigues (519-837-3782)

Petr Vales (519-240-1421)

Evergreen:

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)

Inactive until September 2021

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Texas Hold ‘Em Poker

Evergreen Dining Room

Contact TBA

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 pm

Inactive until September 2021

Walking Club

April to October

Thursdays - 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Contact TBA

Inactive until September 2021

Watercolour Painters Club

Evergreen Room 2

Mary Mulholland (519-836-4889)

watercolourclub@gwsa-guelph.ca

1-3 pm on 1st, 3rd, and 5th

Wednesdays

ACTIVE VIA ZOOM

West End Art Group

Rm 2 West End Rec Centre

Nancy Baker (519-822-6653)

September – June, Tuesdays -

12:30-4:00 pm

Membership is $20.00

Inactive until September 2021

West Hills Art Group

Rm 2 West End Rec Centre

Dale Vardy (519-823-5746)

bdvardy@rogers.com

Jan. - June; Sept. - Dec.

Thursdays - noon-4:00 pm

Membership is $25.00

Inactive until September 2021

Writers Club

Evergreen Board Room

Ross Coulter (519-823-5746)

Inactive until September 2021

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GWSA Email Updates

Each month, approximately mid-month, the Membership

and Marketing Committee at the

GWSA sends out the GWSA Email Update. It

highlights a few of the exciting things happening at

the GWSA, important communications from the

Board, and upcoming programs by CSS

(Community Support Services).

You can subscribe to receive the GWSA Email

Update by completing the steps below:

1. To begin, please send an email to:

subscribe@gwsa-guelph.ca . You can enter

Subscribe in the Subject line, or just skip that

part, it will work either way. In just a few

minutes, you will receive 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 emails are

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

confirm.

4. Once you respond to the confirmation message,

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your registration is complete and you’ll receive

our Welcome Letter.

You can also subscribe from the “Popular

Links” section on the GWSA website. Starting

the process from the web page 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.

You can unsubscribe from the GWSA Email Updates

at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe”

link that is displayed at the bottom of every update.

Membership &

Marketing Committee

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519-835-9799

nedcoates7@gmail.com

INTERIOR PAINTING

… the third generation

519-821-4189

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Wellington Foot Clinic

Professional Footcare & Custom Foot Orthotics

Jessica K. Mann

Registered Chiropodist / Foot Specialist

Professional, Safe Treatment of a Variety of Foot Conditions

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

- Custom Foot Orthotics

- Covered by most extended health insurance providers

- No referral needed!!! Free parking

- Morning, Evening and Saturday Appointments Available

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

519-546-3737 wellfoot@outlook.com

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Organizers Trevor Barton and Brian

Holstein are very pleased to announce

that the Tea ‘n’ Tales summer

storytelling festival at the Guelph

Enabling Garden will be held this year

virtually by Zoom.

Evergreen Kitchen

The City of Guelph is offering a frozen meal

program at the Evergreen Seniors Community

Centre.

Here are the details:

Purchase 5 meals for $25.

Pre-order is mandatory.

Call or email Becky M. at 519-822-1260

x2691 or Becky.MacDonald@guelph.ca to

place your order.

You may choose either meat or vegetarian

packages. If you require adjustments for

allergies/dietary restrictions, please let Becky

know at the time of your order. The kitchen

will make adjustments when possible.

Meals can be paid for in person or over the

phone with a credit card.

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$25.00 discount coupon

with this ad

Please call 519-821-6683

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

If prearranged and prepaid by December 31, 2021 If prearranged and prepaid by December 31, 2021

BIRTHDAYS

Spears, Jean - June 18 (95)

Croft, Carol - July 4 (76)

Whiteside, Jenny - July 20

PASSAGES

Fletcher, Betty passed away on Sunday,

June 20, 2021, at the age of 93. She was

a long-time GWSA member who enjoyed

playing euchre and snooker, and

delivered the Sentinel.

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O Canada!

Our home and native land!

True patriot love in all of us command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,

The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

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