October 2021 issue

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‘Those Were The Days,’ a story sharing workshop.

Back by popular demand!

8 virtual sessions. Every Friday 1:30 pm-2:30 pm, Oct 22 - Dec 10.

Sessions are conducted using Zoom, so you can participate from the comfort of your home.

No need to worry about the weather.

Using personal events and memories, participants will create and share a 3-4 minute story.

This program includes both tips for writing stories and pointers for improved story sharing.

It is both a writing and storytelling workshop with an emphasis on sharing personal

anecdotes in a safe, relaxing and supportive setting. Warning: may cause extreme bouts of

enjoyment. Previous experience writing or public speaking not required.

To register, please contact Community Support Services office at (519) 837-5696 or

via email at audrey.bishop@cssgwsa.ca

Testimonials from the Summer 2021 program:

“I thoroughly enjoyed it. Took me outside my comfort zone.”

“Enjoyed meeting new people and learning new skills, the tips we received regarding story

telling - breathing, warming up, etc. Jay gave us confidence in our story writing as well as

our presentation.”

“Very helpful and informative. Enjoyed socializing among participants.”

The workshop is run by Jay Wilson, a storyteller, actor and puppeteer. You can read about

Jay here - https://jwalkguelph.blogspot.com/p/your-guide.html

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The Guelph/Wellington Seniors Association

A non-profit organization based at the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

http://www.gwsa-guelph.ca

Ross Knechtel - Webmaster

Directors & Officers

Brian Smith—President

tba — Vice-President

Roger Stevens — Treasurer

Tonie MacInnis — Secretary

Directors

Pat Gage

Ken Fugler

Wenda King

Teresa McKeeman

Ross Knechtel

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

E S C C

A City of Guelph Recreation Facility run in

partnership with the Community Services Department

of the City of Guelph and the Guelph/

Wellington Seniors Association

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

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

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

(closed Statutory Holidays)

Read The Sentinel on our website,

www.gwsa-guelph.ca

ISSN: 0383 817X

A MESSAGE FROM THE GWSA

BOARD

It is October, and the glory of the year! Recent weeks have been a hive

of activity at the Evergreen Centre, and we can now celebrate and enjoy

the splendour of autumn. Volunteers have filled over 2800 envelopes

with new membership cards, IPP ACCESS cards, and welcome letters,

ready for everyone eager to return. The Sentinel volunteers worked

countless hours printing membership cards, and personalizing and

folding welcome-back letters. We are thankful to many GWSA

representatives, including dedicated directors, who have been largely

living at the Evergreen Centre for weeks. The IPP Co-ordinator has

gained special popularity by helping members with their documentation.

For the Board, it has been reassuring to see so many people finally

getting back to what they like doing in person, rather than through the

frame of a flickering screen.

Many members were pleasantly surprised to find out they still

belonged because membership expiry dates were extended by more than

seventeen months. Be sure to come by and pick up your membership

envelope which includes your extended renewal date.

So far, about twenty groups have returned to in-person play, and many

participants are thrilled to being active with their friends again. Over

fifty new members joined this past month, and we even have some new

groups starting soon. If you would like to start a new activity group,

there is a proposal form you can use on the Activities page of the

website. We also have existing groups looking for leaders. Think about

what brings you joy and how you can share your passion with others.

Everyone is reminded that you must register in RecEnroll for all your

activities and trips, and some groups already have waiting lists. We ask

everyone to be patient as we work within current capacity limits for

each room, making scheduling unusually tight for a while. The City staff

deserve a special thank-you as they have devoted considerable extra

time with the Program Committee getting activities launched in

RecEnroll. This is an amazing and dedicated team and the City of

Guelph is consistently supportive of the GWSA.

You may be interested that the Travel Committee has just unveiled a

‘Festive Holiday Trip to Niagara Falls’ for December. Remember to

register early to make this work. You can get all the details online and in

this newsletter. The Book Nook has reopened and is available daily

from 9am until 1pm. Maybe it is time to bring those returns back and

trade them for intriguing new reads! Starting October 22, the GWSA

Community Support Services will be offering a “Those Were the Days”,

series of story-telling workshops through eight virtual sessions on

Friday afternoons. You can get the details in their online blog post.

Lots of members enjoy gathering in the Evergreen Restaurant. We

think you will like the refreshed space, flexible seating arrangements,

and the new electronic menu. Efforts are being made to re-open the

Evergreen Dining Room with reduced seating and menu (‘grab and sit’

or ‘grab and go’ options) as soon as October 4. Information will be

updated on the website whenever things change.

With new provincial legislation, the City of Guelph is now requiring

everyone to present Ontario Proof of Vaccination each time they enter

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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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the Evergreen Centre, as well as provide contact tracing information and follow screening protocols. This now

means that only fully vaccinated members of the public will be using the centre, so GWSA members will be

more fully protected as they use some of the open spaces in the facility. Please allow sufficient time on your

arrival to pass through security, and be prepared for occasional lineups. Everything needed for sanitizing is

provided in kits for groups to look after their equipment, and caretaking staff have increased their frequency of

cleaning.

Acceptable Ontario Proof of Vaccination is now your digital or paper Ontario Vaccination Receipt (2 doses

plus the 2 week waiting period) or the enhanced Ontario Vaccination Certificate (scheduled for October 16).

There is a link to download your official Ontario Vaccination Receipt from the GWSA home page. The IPP

ACCESS Card can no longer be accepted as Proof of Vaccination. Although that helped us reopen sooner than

otherwise possible, the new legislation does not permit organizations to retain a record of who has been

vaccinated. This is a rapidly changing environment, and we will try to keep you posted as soon as we learn of

new circumstances.

If you are looking to give back to your community, please contact Becky MacDonald, the Volunteer

Co-ordinator at the Evergreen Centre, or contact any of the GWSA directors. We have opportunities on

committees where you are sure to find something of interest. We are currently looking towards succession

planning on the Board of Directors, if you would like to become involved in the workings of the organization.

Check out everything available through the Volunteering section of the GWSA website.

There are many more fun times ahead! It is time to play at the GWSA. We encourage everyone to

“Be Active…Get Involved…and Make Friends!”

GWSA Email Update for the Month of September 2021

MEMBERSHIP

Returning Member?

We began handing out your membership packages as of September 7th. You will need the In-Person Play

(IPP) ACCESS card for any on-site GWSA activity. If you haven't already signed the waiver and/or

uploaded your vaccination certificate to the GWSA, you can bring the certificate to the IPP Co-ordinator

and sign the waiver at the Evergreen Centre. For more information, see https://gwsa-guelph.ca/resuming-in

-person-activities-gwsa/

New to the GWSA?

If you are new to the GWSA and anxious to join our exciting activities, you can purchase your membership

and pick up your In-Person Play (IPP) ACCESS card at the Evergreen Centre. Be sure to bring along your

vaccination certificate.

In-Person Play Access Card

Some of our in-person activities will be starting up again as of September 14th for those of you who are

fully vaccinated. Please try to come into the Centre ahead of the start date for your chosen activity to get

your membership package and your In-Person Play (IPP) ACCESS card. This should help avoid the

congestion on the activity’s start-up.

To make special arrangements, you can contact the IPP Coordinator at ippcoordinator@gwsa-guelph.ca.

GWSA DINING ROOM

As the City works through COVID protocols, efforts are being made to re-open the Evergreen Dining Room

for limited to-go and frozen meal sales on October 4 with reduced seating and menu (grab-and-sit or graband-go

options).

As we are responding to Public Health and Provincial regulations, this date is subject to change. Watch the

GWSA website for updates.

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To help activities get started in early September, an IPP ACCESS Card

was provided to those who completed the GWSA COVID-19 Liability Waiver

and provided Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination. This allowed most of our Activity

Groups to start sooner than would otherwise be possible.

New provincial legislation effective September 22 required some changes:

Now, visitors to the Evergreen Centre must:

-Show their Ontario Proof of Vaccination* and government-issued identification

showing name and date of birth.

-Provide contact tracing information.

-Follow any screening protocols

* Acceptable Ontario Proof of Vaccination is your digital or paper Ontario

Vaccination Receipt (2 doses plus the 2 week waiting period) or the enhanced

Ontario Vaccination Certificate (available after October 16). The IPP ACCESS

Card can no longer be accepted as Proof of Vaccination as the new legislation

does not allow the GWSA to keep a record of who is vaccinated.

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Volunteer Corner from Becky MacDonald

National Seniors Day

Oct 1st

Volunteer(s) of the Month

October 1 st is National Seniors Day and a better way

to celebrate is to congratulate and show thanks to

Carol Croft and Linda Green for all their hard work,

dedication and commitment to the GWSA. Prior to

re-opening, both ladies put in numerous hours to

have all documents created, organized and printed

for the membership’s return to play at the centre in

addition to putting together the online monthly

newsletter – The Sentinel. For a full version of the

complete write-up, please visit PIN – People and

Information Network website.

Congratulations once again to two most deserving

wonderful ladies!

Preparing for In-Person Return

With such a long break, all volunteers will be

required to complete the mandatory Orientation &

Training and COVID Training prior to returning in

person when the time permits. These trainings are to

be completed from the comfort of your home online.

Those who do not have access to a computer,

training dates will be set up for you to attend in the

near future.

Please contact Becky MacDonald

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca for more information

and if you have any questions.

application to complete for a volunteer position that

is of interest to you.

GWSA COMMITTEES

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 virtually (min of 8 meetings per

year). Duties include: being 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 self-development training,

where and when appropriate.

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-for-profit

organization



Knowledge of legislative requirements

A keen interest in document research,

development, and review would be helpful.

For more information and for details on each

position, please contact becky.macdonald@guelph.ca

If you are a current volunteer, you are more than

welcome to take on more than one position. If you

are not a current volunteer, you will be required to

complete the “Volunteer Application Form – online”

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

No access to a computer? Please stop into the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre to pick up an

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Human Resources Committee

Qualified Volunteers are needed to assist on a

quarterly or as needed basis to implement the GWSA

HR Policy for GWSA staff which includes anyone

who receives payment for services. Duties also

include: implementing Board decisions based on the

GWSA Human Resources; ensure that actions of the

committee are aligned with the GWSA strategic

plan. We would greatly benefit from someone with

Human Resources background.

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.

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Membership & Marketing

Three more committee members are 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 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.

Special Events Committee

The GWSA is looking for energetic individuals to

lead the special events committee when initiated.

Duties include: responsibility for the Friday

afternoon Dances (every two months) and other

significant events throughout the year (Mental Health

Symposium). The Committee sees the overall

organization of the event, maintaining

communication with the Board and the City of

Guelph staff; promotes the event in the Sentinel,

website and other avenues with support from the

M&M committee.

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.

Activity Groups

The following Activity Groups are in need of

Volunteers:

Bid Euchre














Book Nook

Canasta

Darts President

Dominoes

Euchre Wednesday’s

6-Handed Euchre

Mah Jong

Secretary for various committees

Scrabble President

Scrabble Assistant

Sentinel Delivery Drivers

Texas Hold’em

Walking Club

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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Succession Planning Committee

Seeks people who have leadership qualities, who

would be appropriate candidates for the Board of

Directors and who are current GWSA members, or

eligible for GWSA membership. Ensures that there is

a full slate of candidates to fill the positions of

retiring Board members.

Technology Committee

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.

Be active.

Get involved.

Make friends.

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HOW’S THIS FOR NOSTALGIA?

- It took three minutes for the TV to warm up, but

you didn’t have to pay for TV channels.

- When a quarter was a decent allowance.

- You’d reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.

- Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces.

- You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and

gas pumped, without

asking, all for free, every

time. And you didn’t pay

for air.

- Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or

towels hidden inside the box.

- It was considered a great privilege to be

taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with

your parents.

- They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed...and they did

it!

- When being sent to the principal’s office was nothing compared to the

fate that awaited the student at home.

- When a ‘57 Chevy was

everyone’s dream car...to cruise,

peel out, lay rubber or watch

submarine races, and people

went steady!

- Lying on your back in the grass

with your friends and saying things like, “That cloud looks like a…”.

- Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game.

- Stuff from the store came without safety caps and

hermetic seals because no one had yet

tried to poison a perfect stranger.

- Who can still remember Howdy Doody

and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone

Ranger, The Shadow Knows, Nellie Bell,

Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk.

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NEWS FROM THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE

We are alive and well!! The following programs are up and running as of September 13 th :

Badminton, Book Club 1, Bridge & Improving Bridge, Bunka, Into Focus Photography Club,

Line Dancing, Peer Learning, Pickleball, Shuffleboard, Silvertones, Silver Strummers, Table

Tennis, Watercolour Painters, West End Art Group and West Hills Art Group.

If you wish to join any of the above groups, go to RecEnroll.ca and sign up OR sign up at the

main desk of the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre.

The Book Nook opened on September 15, 2021. Please bring back the books

you have stored away for the past year and a half and take out new ones.

WE NEED GROUP LEADERS for the following groups.

If you were a member of any one of the following groups and would like to provide

leadership and socialization, please contact Becky MacDonald

(becky.macdonald@guelph.ca) or Pat Gage, Chair of the Program Committee

(pat.gage@gwsa-guelph.ca).

These groups will not Return to Play unless there is a Group Leader:

Bid Euchre, 6-Handed Euchre, Canasta, Darts, Dominoes, Euchre – Wednesdays, Mahjong,

Scrabble, Texas Hold-em Poker, Walking Club.

Becky & I will be more than happy to guide you through what you have to do as a Group

Leader. I am sure if you contact the previous group leader, he/she will be more than happy to

help you.

Check out the GWSA website to see the programs up and running, the days and times.

Looking forward to seeing you at ESCC.

Pat Gage

Chair, Program Committee

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Process for GWSA Trips –

PLEASE READ NEW PROCEDURES FOR BOOKING THIS TRIP

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A CURRENT GWSA MEMBERSHIP

AND PRESENT THEIR ONTARIO PROOF OF VACCINATION* ALONG WITH

GOVERNMENT-ISSUED IDENTIFICATION SHOWING NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH TO

BOARD THE BUS, AND TO GAIN ENTRANCE TO ESTABLISHMENTS ON THE TRIP.

IF YOUR MEMBERSHIP NEEDS RENEWAL, PLEASE SEE FRONT DESK STAFF AT THE

EVERGREEN CENTRE.

ALL PARTICIPANTS 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. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PRINT THESE FORMS,

COPIES WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM A TRAVEL COMMITTEE MEMBER THE DAY OF

THE TRIP.

* ACCEPTABLE ONTARIO PROOF OF VACCINATION IS YOUR DIGITAL OR PAPER ONTARIO

VACCINATION RECEIPT (2 DOSES PLUS THE 2 WEEK WAITING PERIOD AFTER SECOND DOSE), OR

THE ENHANCED ONTARIO VACCINATION CERTIFICATE TO BE AVAILABLE AFTER OCTOBER 22.

THE GWSA IPP ACCESS CARD CAN NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED AS PROOF OF VACCINATION.

General:

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

Association.

All travellers will be required to present their Ontario Proof of Vaccination* and government-issued

identification showing name and date of birth to board the bus, and for establishments visited on this trip.

All travellers will be required to complete a COVID-19 Screening Form prior to boarding the bus.

Transportation reserved is a coach with lavatory. Should participation warrant, a smaller coach without

lavatory may be taken.

Please refrain from using scented products during GWSA trips.

Booking Your Trip: Register Online (preferred method): Sign up for a RecEnroll account with the

City of Guelph https://cityofguelph.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/MemberRegistration/MemberSignIn.

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

be available from Wednesday, October 6, 2021, until the trip is fully booked, or booking will be closed on

Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Register by telephone: By contacting Customer Service at the Evergreen

Seniors Centre at 519-823-1291, on or after October 6, 2021. MasterCard, Visa, Amex or Visa Debit can be

accepted for online or telephone booking. Register at the front desk at the Evergreen: On or after, October

6, 2021, until the trip is fully booked, or booking will be closed on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. There

will not be assigned seating on this trip. Seating will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Accessibility

(1) We regret there will not be any wheelchair access on the bus for this trip. Walkers are permitted and

can be stored in the cargo area of the bus. Please note: The coach will be sanitized and sold at full capacity.

Masks will be required for all participants.

(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

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 DECEMBER 2021 – REGISTER IN OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2021

Sunday December 5, 2021

FESTIVE HOLIDAY TRIP TO NIAGARA FALLS

Total Cost: Members $120.00 Including Tax (NON-REFUNDABLE) Code: 00022284

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Join us to kick off the holiday season with a festive fun-filled day in Niagara Falls. First, we will visit the

Greg Frewin Theatre for a spell-binding live magic show complete with wild tigers! The bus will then

proceed to the Skylon Tower. There you will have a breath-taking view of the Horseshoe, American and

Bridal Veil Falls from the 775-foot-high observation deck. Thereafter, you will dine on a full course

dinner in the Revolving Restaurant (menu attached) while revolving 360 degrees per hour, with a view of

the entire Niagara region. To complete the festivities, the bus will embark on the Winter Festival of Lights

tour. This is a trip you won’t want to miss!

Trip Price Includes:

Round trip bus transportation from the Evergreen Centre

Admission to Greg Frewin Theatre

Admission to the Skylon Tower Observation Deck

Full Course Dinner (from select menu) in the Skylon Tower Revolving Restaurant

Note: You will be contacted prior to the trip for your meal selection

Bus tour of the Winter Festival of Lights

Taxes and Gratuities

Not Included:

Lunch – we suggest bringing a light lunch to eat on the bus. Please note: Drinks (except water), ice cream

or chip type snacks are not permitted on the bus. Appetizers will be available for purchase (at an additional

cost) at the Greg Frewin Theatre (menu attached). Dinner will be served at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Appetizers, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages including taxes and gratuity at the Greg Frewin Theatre

and non-alcoholic beverages (except included on menu) and alcoholic beverages including tax and gratuity

at the Skylon Tower Revolving Restaurant

Leave: Evergreen Parking Lot: 10:15 a.m. Carousel: 10:30 a.m.

Return: Approximately 9:00 p.m.

Note: You must arrive by 10:00 a.m. at the Evergreen Parking Lot or 10:15 a.m. at the Carousel with

your completed COVID-19 Screening and Contact List. These documents are available for download on

the GWSA website, Trip, Travel and Tours page. If you are unable to print these forms, copies will be

available from a travel committee member the day of the trip.

Remember to bring Ontario Proof of Vaccination* and government-issued identification showing name and

date of birth.

**Refund Policy** 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 do not present Ontario Proof of Vaccination* and government-issued identification

showing name and date of birth.

Should there be a mandatory provincial shutdown due to COVID-19 or GWSA cancels the trip due to lack

of participation, 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 happen.

DON’T WAIT! That means booking your trip BEFORE the trip must be cancelled due to low

participation. The Travel Committee must give the number of bookings by November 18, 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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GWSA Groups & Activities Contact Information

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

A I T H

Inactive until September 2021

Judith Canham

jjcanham@gmail.com

Art Studio In 2

Evergreen Room 2

Jennifer Storey

jennifersgarden2@gmail.com

Ted Pritchard tpritcha@rogers.com

Every 2 nd & 4 th Tues.

6:30-9:30 pm, Wed. 1-4 pm

ACTIVE VIRTUALLY

B

Evergreen Auditorium

Jeff Millard (519-993-1362)

Monday 1-4 pm (WECC)

Tues. 7-9 pm

Wed. 1-4 pm (WECC)

Thurs. 10 am-12:30 pm

Fri. 10 am-noon

Sun. 1:15-3:15 pm

ACTIVE

C B

Various Locations in and

around Guelph

Ned Coates (519-835-9799)

Wed. - May 1-Oct. 31

9:00 am-noon

Inactive until April 2022

B E

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-H B E

Evergreen Room 4

Dot Smith (519-836-6448)

Thursdays - 1:00-4:00 pm

Inactive until September 2021

B C 1

Room 4

Veronica Sanche (519-767-9991)

Last Friday of month - 12:30-2 pm

ACTIVE

B C 2

Evergreen Room 2

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Christine Trimble (519-823-2086)

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

Inactive until September 2021

B - W E L’ L

David Pinkney (519-780-5302)

Mondays - 12:30-3:15 pm

ACTIVE

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

ACTIVE

I B

Evergreen Room 3

Pauline Smith

(2paulinesmith@gmail.com)

Fridays - 9:00-11:30 am

ACTIVE

B A G

Evergreen Room 3

Diane Barber (519-763-2996)

designbunny@rogers.com

Wednesdays - 9:15 am-noon

Inactive until September 2021

C

Evergreen Hallway

TBA

Wednesdays - 1-4 pm

Inactive until September 2021

C C

John Ness (519-994-8611)

canoeclubmembership@gmail.com

Inactive until May 2022

C C

Evergreen Hallway

Dave Wurr (519-509-1032)

Fridays - 9:30 am-noon

Inactive until September 2021

C C

Evergreen Room 3

Ross Knechtel (226-706-4058)

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)

September, November, January,

March, May

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

ACTIVE VIRTUALLY

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Evergreen Room 2

Judy Montgomery (519-824-8047)

Fridays - 8:30 am-1:30 pm

ACTIVE BY TELEPHONE

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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

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Evergreen Auditorium - Stage

Contact TBA

Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Inactive until March 2022

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Evergreen Dining Room

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:30 pm

Inactive until September 2021

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Evergreen Room 3

Maureen Baird (647-519-2006)

Mondays - 1:00-3:30 pm

Inactive until September 2021

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Evergreen Dining Room

Audrey Young (519-824-5891)

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

Inactive until September 2021

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Evergreen Room 4

Peter Smith (519-217-8986)

Fridays - 1:00-4:00 pm

Inactive until September 2021

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Tom Kane (519-827-1479)

Mondays, May to September

Inactive until May 2022

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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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Room 2

Contact TBD

Tuesdays - 12:30-3:30 pm

Instruction available

Inactive until September 2021

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Barb McLeod (519-823-2531)

Andrew Webb (226-500-4755)

Mon., Tues., Thurs.

(times as assigned)

ACTIVE VIA ZOOM

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Evergreen Room 4

Bill Adams (olar57@gmail.com)

2:30-5 pm - last Monday of every

month - $24.00 a year

ACTIVE VIA ZOOM

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Rudy Simon

gwsapickleball@gmail.com

Evergreen Auditorium

Tues. - 8:30 am-12:30 pm

(Beginners & Intermediate)

Friday - 12:45-4 pm

(all levels of play)

Inactive until September 2021

West End Rec Centre

Tues. - noon-4:00 pm

(advanced play)

Thurs. - 2:15-5:00 pm

(all levels of play)

Inactive until September 2021

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Evergreen Room 2

Beryl Drohan (519-827-0120)

Mondays - 12:30-4:00 pm

ACTIVE BY PHONE & EMAIL

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Evergreen Hallway

Contact TBA

Thursdays - 12:45-3:45 pm

Inactive until September 2021

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Evergreen Auditorium

Elaine Bigam (519-824-6498)

Ilbigam@gmail.com

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm

Wednesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm

ACTIVE

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Exhibition Park Arena

Corner of Exhibition &

Division Sts.

Sharon O’Sullivan (519-848-2084)

Saturdays - 8:00-9:50 pm

Inactive until September 2021

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Ann Sneyd 519-830-6640

Fridays (alternative weeks)

12:30-3:45 pm

ACTIVE

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Evergreen Room 3

Doreen Muir (519-831-8323)

Choir Director - Ann Sneyd

Fridays (alternate weeks)

12:30-3:45 pm

ACTIVE

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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 December 2021

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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

ACTIVE

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Evergreen Auditorium

Petr Vales (ttguelph@outlook.com)

Harley Nicholson (519-265-1921)

Evergreen:

Monday - 3:30-6:30 pm

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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)

ACTIVE

T H ‘E P

TBD

Contact TBA

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 pm

Inactive until September 2021

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April to October

Thursdays - 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Contact TBA

Inactive until September 2021

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Evergreen Room 2

Mary Mulholland (519-836-4889)

watercolourclub@gwsa-guelph.ca

12:30-4 pm on 1st, 3rd, and 5th

Wednesdays

ACTIVE

W E A G

Rm 2 West End Rec Centre

Nancy Baker (519-822-6653)

September – June,

Tuesdays - 12:30-4:00 pm

Membership is $20.00

ACTIVE

W H A G

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

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Evergreen Board Room

Ross Coulter (519-823-5746)

Inactive until September 2021

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GWSA Group & Activity Reports

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

Badminton

Our Badminton Club welcomes all,

from beginners to experienced and

competitive players. Join us as

many as 6 times a week for friendly,

active games and competition at two

locations. We play at the West End

Community Centre on Monday and

Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm.

At the Evergreen Centre, play is on

Tuesday evening at 7 pm, Thursday

at 9 am, Friday at 10 am, and Sunday

afternoons at 1:15 pm.

We do our best to keep members

alerted of any changes to our times

or cancellations. Racquets are available

for short-term loan and players

are required to wear indoor court

shoes.

Your membership fee covers participation

at both locations. If you

are a member of the GWSA, 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

Jeff Millard (519-993-1362).

Book Club 1

Our group will now meet in Room 4

on the last Friday of each month

from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. For

October, our selection is “They Left

Us Everything” by Plum Johnson.

In November, we will be reading

“Song for the Dark Times” by Ian

Rankin. Monthly fee is $3.00.

Bridge

We invite all bridge players to come

and join us in a friendly game of

bridge. We play three times a week

as follows:

Monday at the West End in the Lions

Lair from 12:30 until 3:30 pm,

Tuesday at the Evergreen in Room 3

from 6:30 until 9:30 pm,

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Thursday at the Evergreen in Room

3 from 12:30 until 3:30 pm.

We hope you will come out and

have a friendly game with us. We

will be delighted to welcome you.

Bunka

Bunka embroidery is created by using

a unique combination of punch

needle and special silk-like rayon

thread. When completed, many pictures

resemble delicately shaded

paintings. In fact, the needle is held

and operates in much the same manner

as an artist’s brush or pencil.

The Bunka artist uses many different

stitch 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.

Bunkawithflair.com.

Into Focus Photography

We are a friendly group of amateur

photographers with equipment ranging

from mobile phones and pointand-shoot

cameras to fancy DSLR

models. We share a common interest

in photography as a hobby and

we learn from each other. New

members are always welcome. Our

regular meetings are on the last

Monday of every month.

If you are interested in joining,

contact Bill Adams at:

(olar57@gmail.com).

Pickleball

Pickleball is a sport in which four

players use solid paddles made of

wood or composite materials to hit a

perforated polymer ball over a net.

The sport shares features of other

racquet sports: the dimensions and

layout of a badminton court and a

net and rules similar to tennis, with

a few modifications.

This sport is for people of all ages

who are looking for some fun,

laughter, socialization and exercise.

It’s easy to learn, but can be challenging

for those with a competitive

nature. All levels of skill invited.

Pickleball equipment is provided.

Shuffleboard

Come on out and join our group.

Enjoy some gentle exercise, friendship

and fun. Membership is available

to all paid-up GWSA members

for a $10 fee every six months. You

also have the option of paying $1.00

per game. Register the first time you

play. Beginners are welcome and

instruction is available. The group

plays Tuesdays and Wednesdays

from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Silvertones

The Choir was formed in 1980 and

now boasts almost 60 members. Our

mixed group of seniors, aged anywhere

from 55+ to 100, share the

love of singing - songs old and new.

We also love to entertain with singing

to spread good cheer. For more

information about joining the choir,

please call Doreen Muir at 519-831-

8323.

Watercolour Painters

The Evergreen Watercolour Painters

provide 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, 3rd and 5th

Wednesday from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

in Room 2.


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with this ad

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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

This graphic by Unknown Author is

licensed under CC BY‐ND


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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

ANNIVERSARIES

Paxman, Len and Pat - celebrating

75 years of marriage (Oct. 19, 1946)

PASSAGES

Churchill, Lionel passed away on

September 14, 2021, in his 74th year. He

was a long-time member of the GWSA

and involved with many clubs and

committees.

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