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The Sentinel - January 2022 — Vol. 46, No. 5


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 Charlie Bishop

Teresa McKeeman Janice Robertson

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

TBA — 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

Sheri-Lyn Roy — Customer Service Clerk

Tonie MacInnis — Recreation Program

Director — Senior Services

Becky MacDonald — Recreation

Co-ordinator — Volunteers

Jocelynn Desroches — Chef

Brian Treleaven — Assistant Cook

Don Harris — Facility Maintainer

Lorne Wollis — Cleaner

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

The name January is derived from the ancient Roman name

‘Janus’, often shown as a face that looks forwards and backwards

at the same time. This is easily associated with the month starting a

new year which brings new opportunities. We cast out the old and

welcome in the new. It is the time when many reflect on events of

the previous year and often resolve to improve some aspect of life.

Leaving a rather peculiar year behind, we now have the good

fortune of a clean slate which we can inscribe as we wish with new

ideas for a new time.

We are enriched at the GWSA to have hundreds of volunteers

who can help keep our activities thriving even during times of

considerable challenge. We have a strong partnership with the City

of Guelph, Community Support Services staff committed to our

most vulnerable seniors, and a Board of Directors that is dedicated

to its members. This is an incredible organization.

Joining us this month is our new Executive Director, Linda

Jeffrey, who brings a breadth of diverse experience from a lifetime

of service. When the CSS manager’s role became vacant, this

became the perfect time to expand the responsibility to provide

consistent oversight of the GWSA. The new role will position our

association for increased presence throughout the community,

reinforcing relationships with stakeholders, and growing

partnerships and funding sources to keep us strong. The Executive

Director reports to our members through our elected Board of

Directors and Committees. Through this full-time position,

members will have improved access to a GWSA representative at

the Evergreen Centre.

You may have noticed that our returning groups continue to

grow. We have had some great Trips and Tours, there is a new

Carving Club, the Ski Club is ready to hit the slopes, and

Computer Mentoring is becoming available again. For the latest

updates on what groups are active, please check the website. Our

membership numbers have declined a bit as people make decisions

about when they are comfortable to return. It’s a good time to

introduce some new friends to what we have to offer, so maybe

bring someone by for a hot lunch – the latest menu is on the

website!

Our new Technology Advisory Committee is up and running.

The team has ramped up quickly, addressing some sound system

glitches, optimizing Wi-Fi access throughout the Evergreen Centre,

and troubleshooting computer issues with a few new upgrades. We

look forward to the TAC prioritizing all of our technology needs so

we can continue to offer the best possible service to all GWSA

members.

Thank you for being a part of the association. To everyone, we

extend the very best for the New Year!

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 Guelph Wellington Seniors Association

Seeks Board Members

The GWSA is looking for passionate older adults who are interested in working on a dynamic

team with the Board of Directors.

Be Active…Get Involved….Make Friends

The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association is one of the largest seniors’ organizations of its

kind in Canada, providing diverse programs, activities, and services to Guelph and Wellington

County.

We are a not-for-profit corporation and a registered charity, managed by a volunteer Board of

Directors, with support from GWSA staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers.

The GWSA partners with the City of Guelph in the operation of the Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre, a state-of-the-art recreation facility. We also operate in other locations,

including the West End Community Centre and elsewhere, depending on interest and resources.

GWSA’s Community Support Services (CSS) provide additional specialized services for many

vulnerable seniors in the community.

We are committed to a future that is progressive, accountable, and innovative in providing

services to the older adult community.

The GWSA is looking for volunteers with broad-based life or work experience that will

contribute to the operation of a large seniors’ organization. The organization is committed to

providing a diverse and inclusive environment that is reflective of our community. The

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre is fully accessible and easily reached by public transit.

Board duties include: Supporting programs and services for seniors, acting in the best interests of

the organization and its members, familiarity with the organization’s bylaws, procedures, and

strategic plan.

For more information, check out the GWSA website at: gwsa-guelph.ca. Interested candidates

can contact the volunteer co-ordinator, Becky MacDonald by email at

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca or by phone: 519-822-1260 ext. 2096.

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New Board Member

Janice Robertson was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the GWSA. Janice is a

lifelong resident of Guelph, attended John F. Ross C.V.I., is a graduate of the University of Guelph

and Hamilton Teachers College, and brings skills and experience from over thirty years in

teaching.

She has been a GWSA member since 2007, and has done volunteer work with Action Read,

Children and Family Services. Janice has served on her condominium board, including a recent

role as president. She is enjoying retirement with her husband, Dave, children, and grandchildren.

Golfing, hiking, and travelling keep them active.


THE EDITOR’S PAGE

SOME THOUGHTS FOR

THE NEW YEAR

by Linda Green

We spend January 1st walking through our lives,

room by room, drawing up a list of work to be

done, cracks to be patched.

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the

New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure

the old year leaves.

You’ll never get bored when you try something

new. There’s really no limit to what you can do.

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Many years ago, I made a New Year’s resolution

to never make New Year’s resolutions. It’s been

the only resolution I’ve ever kept!

To the old, long life and treasure; to the young,

all health and pleasure.

Worrying is a waste of imagination.

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it’s a

quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will

try again tomorrow.”

Use what talents you possess – the woods would

be very quiet if no birds sang there except the

ones that sang best.

Although no one can go back and make a brand

new start, anyone can start from now and make a

brand new ending.

It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important

to be nice.

Special Printing For Members

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

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

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

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

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

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

member to take advantage of this.

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

DONATIONS

To donate easily, with a credit

card, visit our website

www.gwsa-guelph.ca and click

on the ‘Donate’ button or call:

519-823-1291

January 7, 2022 is the deadline for

submissions for the

February 2022 Sentinel.

Email submissions to: sentinel@gwsa-guelph.ca

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the February issue

is on January 27, 2022.

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos

(but we’ll do our best).

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We are pleased to share that Linda Jeffrey has been appointed as the new Executive Director

for the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association.

She begins her role with GWSA on January 4, 2022. Linda Jeffrey is an individual who has an

established 27-year track record in public service, both at the municipal and provincial levels. She

served as a City Councillor in Brampton for 12 years and, later, she was elected to the Ontario

Legislative Assembly for eleven years.

While at the province, Linda served as Ontario’s Minister Responsible for Seniors, Minister of

Natural Resources, Minister of Labour, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, as well as

Chair of Cabinet for the Province of Ontario. She returned to her municipal roots in 2014 and

served as Mayor of Brampton until 2018, also serving as Chairperson for the Large Urban Mayors

Caucus of Ontario, and as a member of the Peel Police Services Board.

Linda joined Jake’s House to help launch their Community Living Initiative in 2019 as their

Director of Housing. During the pandemic, she has been working with a variety of stakeholders to

develop creative and innovative solutions to explore how to grow supportive, long-term inclusive

living solutions for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

In July 2021, Linda was appointed for two years as a new member of the National Seniors

Council for the Government of Canada. This Council advises the Government through the

Ministers of Seniors and the Minister of Health on matters related to the well-being, health and

quality of life of seniors, including opportunities and challenges arising from a rapidly growing and

increasingly diverse aging population.

In 2012, Linda Jeffrey was honoured as a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee

Medal for public service. She recently relocated to this area and developed interest in providing

leadership to the GWSA.

We look forward to working with Linda Jeffrey as an important part of our organization. Please

join us in welcoming her to the GWSA!

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(Original article on the PIN website in October 2021.

We appreciate this honour.)

October 1 was National Seniors Day in Canada, which

coincided with the United Nations International Day of

Older Persons. This annual day is a way to celebrate the

wisdom and the gifts of older adults that have positive

impact around the world, in our country and right here at

home. In honour of this day and the positive impact of

seniors in the Guelph Wellington community, we are

pleased to recognize Carol Croft and Linda Green,

two individuals who are actively invested in our

community through volunteering with the GWSA and

the monthly newsletter, ‘The Sentinel’.

Both Carol and Linda became involved with the GWSA

after they retired. With computer skills and Linda’s

background in graphic design, their skills were quickly

activated into production, Administrator and Editor.

“Carol and Linda are both an integral part of the

Evergreen team, collecting, collating, editing and printing

resources for the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association

membership in the Sentinel Newsletter. Both have gone

above and beyond with organizing and printing

information that is important for the re-opening of the

GWSA members to ensure a safe return to play for

everyone,” shares Becky MacDonald, Recreation Coordinator

– Volunteers with The City of Guelph.

Information, its content and delivery is key. Awareness

of information can connect individuals through shared

interests, strengthen social relationships, well-being and

provide clarity on health and safety policies and protocols;

The Sentinel is a strong method of outreach, a monthly

newsletter filled with information and opportunity.

Compiling and creating a newsletter has provided

opportunity to use skills, learn some new programs, as

Carol shares, and connect with people. “I love interacting

with all the staff and members,” says Carol, “to me, every

day that I go to the Centre and meet and chat with the

other seniors (and staff) is a highlight for me.”

Highlights of volunteering with GWSA and The

Sentinel also include “being able to publish stories by our

members and about our members and their activities, like

the Canoe Club or Cycling Club,” says Linda, who also

shares there is “something different every week.

Producing the Sentinel online during the pandemic has

been challenging, but we’re looking forward to seeing the

members back at the Evergreen Seniors Community

Centre as conditions gradually improve and talking to

them in person again.”

The pandemic has created physical distance between all

of us. The connections and information through the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, GWSA and The

Sentinel help bridge that distance and help individuals to

feel connected, informed and to have hope.

“I enjoy interacting with all the Sentinel Team

members, especially with our Editor, Linda Green. She

has been a Godsend to the Sentinel, with her newspaper

background, as well as her teaching prior to that. She is a

really great person to have as a co-worker but especially

as a friend. I enjoy ‘working’ with our printers, drivers,

and proofreaders as well. The City employees at the

Centre are great people, too. We like working with all the

Activity Groups when they have print jobs that need to be

done,” shares Carol.

“Carol and Linda have contributed many hours on the

computer, developing and printing materials for the 2700

membership, to ensure everyone is prepared and ready to

be in person enjoying the social interaction everyone has

missed over the past 1.5 years,” says Becky, “thank you to

all their hard work and continued dedication they have for

the GWSA, membership and senior community.”

Volunteering has been a meaningful experience for

Carol and Linda, and outside of volunteering, there are a

number of meaningful leisure and moments that Carol and

Linda enjoy. For Carol, she says, “I love to read, knit and

crochet. I also dabble with acrylic paints, and when I am

able, I also like to go for walks.” Linda also has various

interests. “I love to garden, watch the birds and critters in

the backyard, play with our three zany cats, and read, of

course.”

Meaningful moments and experiences are a treasure, as

is the investment of time, talent and generosity of spirit

that Linda and Carol share through volunteering. Thank

you.

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Community Support Services: Eat Well Program

Our specialized group of GWSA staff and trained volunteers is dedicated to

assisting vulnerable seniors. From promoting nutrition, exercise, and healthy

living to alleviating the effects of social isolation, our Community Support

Services are here to help.

The Guelph Wellington Seniors’ Association’s Eat Well program is supporting low-income older adults

with food and food education. At the beginning of the pandemic, the older adults in our program could no

longer take part in our community cooking programs or easily leave their homes to access food. Our

Seniors Pandemic Delivery Program was quickly imagined and implemented and eventually grew to serve

over 250 older adults with weekly grocery delivery.

While vaccination changed the need, the shelter-at-home food insecurity did not go away. With the price of

food increasing, our older adults are telling us they are struggling to afford food. This winter, we are

continuing to supply food and food education in safe, social, Community Food Markets. As well, we offer

monthly food delivery to those who are unable to leave their home or cannot access one of the seven

Community Food Markets.

Food insecurity is a problem no one should be facing, especially older adults. We are aware that our older

adults with lived experience of poverty have wisdom and knowledge that can better inform how food

security can be addressed in Guelph. With direction from the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition, we

are co-ordinating Advance Your Voice, a leadership course for people with lived experience of poverty.

Advocacy for food security is an exciting new direction for the GWSA.

As a recipient of the Seniors Community Grant, the GWSA appreciates that the Province of Ontario has

generously contributed to our work by supporting these initiatives.

PLEASE NOTE THAT MEMBERSHIP FEES WILL INCREASE EFFECTIVE

JANUARY 1, 2022, AS FOLLOWS:

Membership Fee (effective January 1, 2022)

The Annual Fee is $32.00 plus any cost for optional newsletter delivery (plus HST):

$32.00 + $4.16 HST = $36.16: pick up The Sentinel at the Evergreen Centre

$38.00 + $4.94 HST = $42.94: have The Sentinel hand-delivered to your home (only

within Guelph city limits)

$55.00 + $7.15 HST = $62.15: have The Sentinel mailed to your home

New Beginnings

By Karen Morrissey

The time’s come ‘round again

When the old year fades from view

And our hopes are firmly grasping

On the year that comes anew.

New chapters to be written.

New canvases to explore.

The time for new creations,

New dreams and so much more.

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Each day’s a new beginning.

New beginnings give us hope,

And fill our hearts with wonder

So there’s no time to mope.

May this new year bring you joy,

And all the things that you dream of.

I hope it brings you peace and laughter,

And may it truly bring you love.


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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

Sandwiches

Salads

Beverages

Breakfast is served from 9:30 am to 11 am. The

daily featured Lunch is served from 11 am to 1 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

$7.50 + tax

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a

balanced nutritional meal.

Catering

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.

FRESH BAKED TEA BISCUITS

ARE AVAILABLE ON MONDAYS

Home-made pickles, relishes, chili sauce and preserves

are available for purchase.

BREAKFAST served 9:30 am to 11 am

FEATURED LUNCH served 11 am to 1:00 pm

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

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CLOSED

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Sausage &

Sauerkraut on a

Bun

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Chicken Noodle

Casserole

Rainbow Trout

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Deluxe Loaded

Pizza

Butter Chicken

Ribs

Haddock Fish

Lasagna

Roast Beef

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Bacon Mac &

Cheese

Cabbage Rolls

Baked Ham

Liver & Onions

Meatloaf

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Mushroom Pork

Chops

Beef Meat Pies

Roast Chicken

French Tourtiere

Meat Pie

Roast Pork

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Salmon

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Volunteer Corner from Becky MacDonald

Happy New Year!

Welcome back for another Year!

It is great to see the centre slowly fill up with members

and volunteers.

Upcoming Volunteer Awards

June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for

Volunteerism. This award recognizes people and

groups who have made outstanding contributions as

volunteers in their communities. Deadline January 5.

Ontario Volunteer Service Awards. This award

recognizes volunteers for providing committed and

dedicated service to an organization.

If you are interested in nominating a fellow volunteer,

please speak to Becky in the main office on Mondays or

Wednesdays, or email becky.macdonald@guelph.ca

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 setup 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 application to

complete for a volunteer position that is of interest to you.

GWSA COMMITTEES

Board of Directors

The Board is looking to recruit new members. The Board

meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

(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

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Membership & Marketing

Three more committee members needed to join the team.

Meet on the 2 nd Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. 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.

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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.

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.

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 - Canasta

- Darts President - Dominoes

- Euchre Wednesdays - 6-Handed Euchre

- Mah Jongg

- Secretary for various committees

- Scrabble President - Scrabble Assistant

- Sentinel Delivery Drivers - Walking Club

CSS Volunteers

Move Well Gentle Exercise Program:

Are you interested in active living? If you are looking for

a new challenge and would like to help other seniors

maintain their physical wellbeing, please consider

volunteering with the Move Well Gentle Exercise

Program. We are currently seeking volunteers to

facilitate one-hour gentle exercise classes in the

community. As little as one hour per week is all that is

required. No fitness experience is necessary. Full training

will be provided.

In-Home Move Well Gentle Exercise Program:

We are also looking for volunteers to assist older adults in

their own homes to guide them through a 12-week

exercise program (this is a once-weekly program). Full

training and orientation will be provided. All participants

and volunteers are required to be double vaccinated.

Volunteer Drivers Outreach Program:

Help make a difference to support seniors who have

trouble getting out on their own. The Outreach

Program is looking for volunteers who are willing to use

their own car to drive participants between their home and

the Outreach program at the Evergreen Seniors Centre.

This commitment can be once per month or up to 3 times

per month. Participants are picked up around 9:45 am and

brought to the centre for their program. We then ask our

volunteers to pick them up from the centre at noon and

return them to their homes. All Outreach events happen

on Fridays. All participants and volunteers are required to

be double vaccinated.

Seniors Offering Support Telephone Visiting

Volunteers:

Help brighten another senior’s day by making

a friendly telephone visiting call from your home to theirs.

Scheduling and time commitment are flexible according

to your availability. We are looking for men and women

volunteers as well as those who speak additional

languages. Full training will be provided. Your

commitment can be as little as 1 hour per week or more if

you wish.

Evergreen Dining Room

Coffee Volunteer:

Volunteers are needed to assist in the dining room

throughout the week in the morning or afternoon, serving

hot beverages, clearing tables and assisting patrons when

needed.

Evergreen Dining Room

Cash Volunteer:

Volunteers are needed to assist in the dining room on the

cash register throughout the week in the morning or

afternoon.

Evergreen Grocery Shoppers Needed:

Assist the chef with grocery shopping at the local No

Frills on Fridays. A rotating schedule will be developed so

you might only shop once a month.

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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SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS

OF NOTE

“Our Young Seniors”

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

speed!’

SPECIAL WEDDING

ANNIVERSARIES

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.

“Passages”

We would like to convey our condolences

To Association Members and their Families

Wurr, Donald passed away on Wednesday,

November 10, 2021, in his 48th year. Cherished son

of Judy and David Wurr, both longtime GWSA

members.

Richards, Geoff passed away on Monday, December

6, 2021, at the age of 81. He made a great

contribution to Peer Learning over many years as a

very well-informed participant, moderator, member

of the executive and former President. He was also a

former member of the Program Committee.

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The service that volunteer Snow Angels provide

contributes a tremendous amount to the overall

well-being of our community. Volunteering with

the program is truly ‘the neighbourly thing to do’

and is a great way for families to volunteer

together, or high school students to complete their

40-hour community service requirement.

A volunteer snow removal service for seniors

and persons with disabilities 519-822-1155

In partnership with the City of Guelph, we offer

a volunteer snow removal service for eligible

seniors and persons with physical disabilities.

During a significant snow event, after the

residential streets are plowed, volunteers visit

their match within 24 hours to clear the windrow

(the accumulation of snow left at the end of a

driveway).

Last year, 73 Snow Angels contributed 949

hours of snow shoveling service. In total, 184

residents were helped during the winter season of

which one shared, “without the help of our Snow

Angel, it would be difficult for us to stay in our

home.”

Residents eligible to receive this service:

- Must reside in the City of Guelph in a single

dwelling or semi-detached house with private

driveway.

- Are unable to remove their own snow and cannot

afford to pay for snow removal.

- Have no able-bodied person living in the

household to shovel snow.

- Must be a senior citizen (aged 65 years or older)

and/or have a physical disability.

Please note that the People and Information

Network (PIN) reserves the right to ask for

documentation verifying proof of disability and/or

inability to pay for private snow removal services

in order to ensure services are provided to those in

our community who truly require assistance.

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GOOD NEWS!

Peer Learning will be offering 3 courses in person in Winter 2022, two at the Evergreen Centre

and one at the West End Community Centre. We will not be offering courses online in Winter

2022.

The courses are as follows:

Mondays 9:30 - 11:30 am The Challenge of Senior Care in Canada. Start Date: Jan 10 th

Moderator: Ken Woodside Location: West End Community Centre

Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:30 pm India, Its Past and Future. Start Date: Jan 11th

Moderator: Barb McLeod Location: Evergreen Centre

Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30 am The Middle East - The Clash of Religious, Cultural and Economic

Factors. Start Date: Jan 13 th

Moderator: Rasim Duric Location: Evergreen Centre

Remember: To enter either centre, you must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask at all

times.

Registration for the courses is either via RecEnroll or at the front desk. Registration will cost $18

per course as in the past. Everyone is required to be a member of the GWSA.

If you are not sure about a course, you may attend for 2 weeks before you decide to register.

Stay tuned for more information and details about the courses or contact aswebb53@gmail.com

EVERGREEN MARKET

‘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.

WANTED

Puzzle wanted, 500 pc. Cobble Hill brand hopefully.

Trade or buy (no missing pieces). Please call Mary

519-821-6463.

Free advertising for GWSA members ONLY.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR

NAME AND PHONE NUMBER WITH YOUR

ITEM(S).

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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 10 am, Friday at 10

am, and Sunday afternoons at 1:30

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 meets in Room 3 on the

last Friday of each month from

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For January, our selection is

“The Curious Charms of Arthur

Pepper” by Patrick Phaedra. In

February, we will be reading “The

Last Bookshop in London” by

Madeline Martin. Monthly fee is

$3.00.

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Bridge

GWSA welcomes all Bridge players

with a basic knowledge of the

game to enjoy playing bridge in a

friendly and comfortable environment.

We offer both Recreational

and Duplicate Bridge.

No partner? No problem! We mix

and mingle with a room full of eager

players so that everyone has a

partner for any of our regularly

scheduled games.

Bridge-Recreational

Join us for recreational bridge in

the afternoon or evening.

Mondays 12:30-3:15 pm (WECC)

Tuesdays 6:30-9:00 pm Evergreen

Room 3

Thursdays 12:30-3:30 pm Evergreen

Room 3

Bridge-Duplicate

This group is for individuals who

have already taken bridge lessons

and would like to work on improving

their game. Volunteers are on

hand to coach you.

We request you know the Bidding

Basics. We will make you

comfortable playing Duplicate

Bridge with Duplicate Boards and

using Bidding Boxes.

Fridays 9:00-11:30 am Evergreen

Room 3

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.

Craft Group

The Craft Group is full and

capped. There is a waiting list.

Guelph Carving Club

est. Circa 1986

A well-established wood carving

club of mostly seniors (both men

and women) has operated in the

Guelph area for decades.

We do carving in the round, like

cartoon characters, birds and wildlife,

spoons, bowls, etc.

Other carving techniques include

relief carving, marquetry, and pyrography.

Training available.

Meets Monday evening 6:00 pm-

9:00 pm in Evergreen Room 2.

Line Dancing

Evergreen Auditorium

Phyllis Carnochan

(519-836-9415)

Donna Holmes (519-831-0943)

Mondays:

10:10 - 11:10 am (Beginners)

11:20 - 12:20 pm (Beginners)

Thursdays:

1:10 - 2:10 pm (Beginners)

2:15 - 3:15 pm (Improver)

We are currently restricted to 25

people in the Auditorium. Our

classes are full, but we can put you

on a waitlist and get you dancing

as soon as capacity is increased.

Into Focus Photography

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 oth-

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er. New members are always welcome.

Our regular meetings are on

the last Monday of every month by

Zoom.

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. 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.

Silver Strummers

The ukulele orchestra is an unqualified

success story! There are

now 30 individuals who have

joined The Silver Strummers. We

welcome ALL skill levels, beginner

through advanced! We will

provide you with all the information

you will need to get started.

If you would like to try the universally

accessible and friendly

instrument of the ukulele, please

contact Ann Sneyd at 519-830-

6640.

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.

Evergreen Snooker Club

The Evergreen Snooker Club is

composed of a group of active,

friendly players with skill levels

covering the full spectrum from

learner/beginner to accomplished

player. If you are interested in

learning the game, or have played

in the past and want to get back

into it, please drop by the Snooker

Room. You will be assured a

warm welcome and a place to try

your hand at one of our three tables.

The Snooker Room is open

weekdays between 9:00 am and

4:00 pm and any other time the

Evergreen Centre may be open.

The primary focus of the club is

to have fun, build friendships and

socialize. Your snooker skill level

is irrelevant, so don’t feel intimidated

if you are a beginner. Prospective

members may visit the

club room up to three times without

charge to help with their decision

on whether to join. While

most of the current members are

men, there is a small group of

women who play regularly

(typically on Tuesday mornings),

so ladies, don’t be shy, give it a

try.

Membership is available to all

paid-up members of the GWSA on

payment of the prescribed annual

snooker activity fee. The current

fee of $70 (plus tax) buys you access

to the Snooker Room any

time it is open and to all the snooker

you care to play.

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Texas Hold ’Em

(The Three Amigos)

Why not come out and have fun

with us? We are averaging about

16 players a week. We are situated

in the Dining Room. We charge $2

per week and pretty well all of that

goes back to the GWSA. We play

Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Each player starts off with $500

in real casino chips, and, as we do

not play for money, we work on a

point system. The one with the

most points each week is the winner.

We play until there is only one

player left or 8:30 pm comes,

whichever is first.

We will gladly teach anyone

who is interested in playing. Just

follow the laughter to find us. We

welcome everyone who wants to

play and enjoys company.

We have quite a few ladies playing

at present and would always

welcome more; we do not want to

become a men’s club! Remember,

you have to be a member of the

GWSA to play.

Thank you to Mike Rooke for

his excellent leadership for many

years!

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 in

Room 2 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on

the 1st and 5th Wednesday of the

month, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

on the third Wednesday.

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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

Judith Canham

jjcanham@gmail.com

Art Studio In 2

Evergreen Room 2

Karen Boothroyd

karen.joanna.boothroyd@gmail.com

Nora Kelly

norakelly1@hotmail.com

Every 2 nd & 4 th Tues.

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

Badminton

Evergreen Auditorium

Jeff Millard (519-993-1362)

Tues. 7-9 pm

Thurs. 10 am-1 pm

Fri. 10 am-12:30 pm

Sun. 1:30-3:30 pm

Monday 1-4 pm (WECC)

Wed. 1-4 pm (WECC)

No play at WECC during summer

Casual Bicycling

Various Locations in and

around Guelph

Ned Coates (519-835-9799)

Wed. - May 1-Oct. 31

9:00 am-noon

Inactive until April 2022

Bid Euchre

Evergreen Room 4

Phylllis Goodhew

phyllisgoodhew@gmail.com

Thursdays - 1:00-4:00 pm

6-Hand Bid Euchre

Evergreen Room 4

TBD

Thursdays - 1:00-4:00 pm

Inactive

Book Club 1

Room 3

Veronica Sanche (519-767-9991)

Last Friday of month - 1-2:30 pm

Book Club 2

Evergreen Room 2

Christine Trimble (519-823-2086)

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

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Bridge - Recreational

gwsa.bridge@gmail.com

Mondays - 12:30-3:15 pm

(WECC)

Tuesdays - 6:30-9:00 pm

Evergreen Room 3

Thursdays - 12:30-3:30 pm

Evergreen Room 3

Bridge - Duplicate

Evergreen Room 3

Pauline Smith

(2paulinesmith@gmail.com)

Fridays - 9:00-11:30 am

Bunka Art Group

Evergreen Room 3

Diane Barber (519-763-2996)

designbunny@rogers.com

Wednesdays - 9:15 am-noon

Canasta

Evergreen Hallway

Wednesdays - 1-4 pm

Inactive

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

Computer Club

Evergreen Room 3

Ross Knechtel (226-706-4058)

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)

January, March, May

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

Craft Club

Evergreen Room 2

Judy Montgomery (519-824-8047)

Fridays - 8:30 am-1:30 pm

Cribbage

Evergreen Room 3

Elaine Miller (519-836-7874)

Joy Halliburton (519-822-9714)

Tuesdays - 12:30-4 pm

January 2022

Darts Club

Evergreen Auditorium - Stage

Contact TBA

Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Inactive

Dominoes

Evergreen Dining Room

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:30 pm

Inactive

Euchre on Monday

Evergreen Room 3

Maureen Baird (647-519-2006)

Mondays - 1:00-3:30 pm

Inactive

Euchre on Wednesday

Evergreen Dining Room

TBA

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

Inactive

Euchre on Friday

Evergreen Room 4

Peter Smith (519-217-8986)

Fridays - 1:00-4:00 pm

Inactive

Golf

Tom Kane (519-827-1479)

Mondays, May to September

Inactive until May 2022

Line Dancing

Evergreen Auditorium

Phyllis Carnochan (519-836-9415)

Donna Holmes (519-831-0943)

Mondays:

10:10 - 11:10 am (Beginners)

11:20 - 12:20 pm (Beginners)

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Thursdays:

1:10 - 2:10 pm (Beginners)

2:15 - 3:15 pm (Improver)

MahJongg

Room 2

TBD

Tuesdays - 12:30-3:30 pm

Instruction available

Inactive

Peer Learning

Barb McLeod (519-823-2531)

Andrew Webb (226-500-4755)

Mon., Tues., Thurs.

(times as assigned)

Into Focus Photography

Evergreen Room 4

Stu McCannell

(smccannell@rogers.com)

2:30-5 pm - last Monday of every

month - $24.00 a year

Pickleball

Rudy Simon

gwsapickleball@gmail.com

Evergreen Auditorium

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday,

Friday 8:30 am - 10 am

Sunday 8:30 am - 1:15 pm

West End Rec Centre

Tues. - noon-4:00 pm

(advanced play)

Thurs. - 2:15-5:00 pm

(all levels of play)

Quilting

Evergreen Room 2

Beryl Drohan (519-827-0120)

Mondays - 12:30-4:00 pm

Scrabble

Evergreen Hallway

Contact TBA

Thursdays - 12:45-3:45 pm

Inactive

Shuffleboard

Evergreen Auditorium

Elaine Bigam (519-824-6498)

Ilbigam@gmail.com

Tuesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm

Wednesdays - 1:30-3:00 pm

Silver Strummers

Evergreen Auditorium

Ann Sneyd 519-830-6640

Fridays (alternative weeks)

12:30-3:45 pm

Silvertones Choir

Evergreen Auditorium

Doreen Muir (519-831-8323)

Choir Director - Ann Sneyd

Fridays (alternate weeks)

12:30-3:45 pm

Ski Club

Evergreen Parking Lot by

The Enabling Garden

Bob Shearer 519-831-4093

bob.shearer@explomet.ca

Mondays from January to the end

of March

8:00 am car pool at Evergreen

to Blue Mountain

6:00 pm return to Evergreen

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

Table Tennis

Evergreen Auditorium

Petr Vales

(ttguelph@outlook.com)

Harley Nicholson (519-265-1921)

Evergreen:

Monday - 3-6:15 pm

Wednesday - 10 am-1 pm

Saturday - 9:00 am-12:00 noon

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

(WE - except July/August)

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker

Dining Room

Paul Phillips (416-996-2112)

Bruno Szafran (519-823-2317)

Frank Holden

(bigbluesmon@gmail.com)

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 pm

Walking Club

April to October

Thursdays - 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Contact TBA

Inactive until April 2022

Watercolour Painters Club

Evergreen Room 2

Mary Mulholland (519-836-4889)

watercolourclub@gwsa-guelph.ca

12:30 to 4 pm on the 1st and 5th

Wednesday of the month,

9 am to 4 pm on the third

Wednesday

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

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

Wood Carving Group

Room 2

Ken Fugler

(kenfugler@rogers.com)

Monday – 6-9 pm

Writers Club

Evergreen Board Room

TBA (519-823-5746)

Inactive

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities JANUARY 2022

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

3

8:30-10a Pickleball

10:10a-12:20p Line Dancing

12:30-3:15p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-4p Badminton W

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

10

8:30-10a Pickleball

10:10a-12:20p Line Dancing

12:30-3:15p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-4p Badminton W

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

7-9p Computer Club

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8:30-10a Pickleball

10:10a-12:20p Line Dancing

12:30-3:15p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-4p Badminton W

4

9a TRIP BOOKING

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1:30-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9p Badminton

7-9:30p Snooker

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12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1:30-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

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

7-9p Badminton

7-9:30p Snooker

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12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1:30-3p Shuffleboard

5

8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

12:30-4p Watercolour Painters

1-4p Badminton W

1:30-3p Shuffleboard

12

8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

1-3:30p Badminton W

1:30-3p Shuffleboard

1-4p Art Studio in 2

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8:30-10a Pickleball

9a-4p Watercolour Painters

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

1-3:30p Badminton W

1:30-3p Shuffleboard

6

8:30-10a Pickleball

10a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1:10-3:15p Line Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball W

7-9:30p Snooker

13

8:30-10a Pickleball

10a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1:10-3:15p Line Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball W

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8:30-10a Pickleball

10a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1:10-3:15p Line Dancing

7

8:30-10a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:30-3:45p Silvertones

1-4p Table Tennis W

14

8:30-10a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:30-3:45p Silver

Strummers

1-4p Table Tennis W

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8:30-10a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:30-3:45p Silvertones

1-4p Table Tennis W

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3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

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8:30-10a Pickleball

10:10a-12:20p Line Dancing

12:30-3:15p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-4p Badminton W

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

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8:30-10a Pickleball

10:10a-12:20p Line Dancing

12:30-3:15p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-4p Badminton W

2:30-5p Into Focus

Photography

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9p Badminton

7-9:30p Snooker

25

12-4p Pickleball W

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1:30-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

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

7-9p Badminton

7-9:30p Snooker

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8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

1-3:30p Badminton W

1:30-3p Shuffleboard

1-4p Art Studio in 2

Everyday Activities

Snooker—9a-4p

Book Nook—

Mon-Fri – 9a-4p

2:15-5p Pickleball W 1:30-3:30p Book Club 2

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8:30-10a Pickleball

10a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec Bridge

1-4p Bid Euchre

1:10-3:15p Line Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball W

Weekend Activities

Saturday

9a-12p Table Tennis,

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29

Sunday

1:30-3:30p Badminton,

Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

8:30a-1:15p Pickleball

Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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8:30-10a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10a-12:30p Badminton

12:30-3:45p Silver

Strummers

1-2:30p Book Club 1

1-4p Table Tennis W

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RECREATION & LEISURE PROGRAMS for SENIORS 55+

held at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

unless otherwise indicated — call 519-823-1291.

REGISTRATION FOR WINTER COURSES STARTED DECEMBER 1.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY SO YOUR COURSE DOESN’T GET CANCELLED

DUE TO LATE OR LOW REGISTRATION. (Fees do not include HST.)

SPORT AND FITNESS

Cardio and Strength Level 1

This 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!

Code: 22710

Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 12

Fee: $83.64 Members,

$96.12 Non-Members

Wed Jan 12-March 30, 9:30 a.m.

Location: Victoria Road Rec

Centre, Maple Room

Cardio and Strength Level 2

This intermediate/advanced

strength training class focuses on a

low impact cardio warmup. 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!

Code: 22702

Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 12

Fee: $83.64 Members,

$96.12 Non-Members

Mon Jan 10-Apr 4, 9 a.m.

No class Feb. 21

Code: 22715

Fri Jan 14-Apr 1, 9 a.m.

Room 4

Cardio and Strength Level 3

Come and challenge your fitness

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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!

Code: 22701

Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 12

Fee: $83.64 Members,

$96.12 Non-Members

Mon Jan 10-Apr 4, 8 a.m.

No class Feb. 21

Code: 22714

Fri Jan 14-Apr 1, 8 a.m.

Room 4

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.

Code: 22705

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 12

Fee: $83.64 Members,

$96.12 Non-Members

Tue Jan 11-March 29, 2 p.m.

Room 4

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.

Code: 23312

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 12

Fee: $83.64 Members,

$96.12 Non-Members

Mon Jan 10-March 28, 10:30 a.m.

No class Feb. 21

Code: 22708

Wed Jan 12-March 30, 9:15 a.m.

Room 4

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.

Code: 22704

Class length: 90 mins

Classes: 12

Fee: $125.40 Members,

$144.24 Non-Members

Tues Jan 11-March 29, 2 p.m.

Location: Victoria Road Rec

Centre, Maple Room

Code: 22713

Class length: 60 mins Classes: 12

Fee: $83.64 Members,

$96.12 Non-Members

Thurs Jan 13-March 31, 11 a.m.

Room 4

Qi Gong

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-

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massage and meditation. Qi Gong

1 class focuses on the core routines.

Code: 22717

Class length: 90 mins Classes: 8

Fee: $58.96 Members,

$67.76 Non-Members

Mon Jan 31-March 28, 12 noon

Room 4

No class Feb. 21

Seated Drum Fit

This drumming program for older

adults will encourage you to get

active and socialize as a way to

benefit both your physical and

mental health through music and

drumming. You will be seated

throughout but don't be fooled -

you will get a full body workout in

this fun and upbeat class.

Code: 22742

Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 12

Fee: $83.64 Members,

$96.12 Non-Members

Thurs Jan 13-March 31, 9 a.m.

Room 4

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

component.

Code: 22711

Class length: 45 mins

Classes: 12

Fee: $64.80 Members,

$74.52 Non-Members

Wed Jan 12-March 30, 12:15 p.m.

Room 4

had previous experience with a

similar style of Tai Chi.

Code: 22717

Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 9

Fee: $56.70 Members,

$65.25 Non-Members

Tues Feb 1-March 29, 9:45 a.m.

Room 4

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.

Code: 22707

Class length: 60 mins

Classes: 12

Fee: $83.64 Members,

$96.12 Non-Members

Wed Jan 12-March 30, 8 a.m.

Room 4

Zumba

Zumba is an exhilarating, effective,

easy to follow, Latin inspired,

calorie burning dance party! This

class fuses Latin rhythms with

easy to follow movements to create

a dynamic workout. All abilities

are welcome.

Code: 22741

Class length: 60 mins Classes:

12

Fee: $83.64 Members,

$96.12 Non-Members

Wed Jan 12-March 30, 11 a.m.

Location: Victoria Road Rec

Centre, Maple Room

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will work with participants on an

individual basis or in small groups

of similar interest or skill.

Code: 22730

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 10

Fee: $144.80 Members,

$166.50 Non-Members

Mon Jan 10-March 14, 9 a.m.

Room 2

No class Feb. 21

Acrylic Painting

Join us for informative lessons in

painting with acrylics. Stroke

types, techniques and form will be

the focus of this hands-on class.

Be inspired, have an open mind

and create your masterpiece with

this form of art.

Code: 22720

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 8

Fee: $115.84 Members,

$133.20 Non-Members

Thurs Jan 13-March 3, 9 a.m.

Location: Victoria Road Rec

Centre, Cedar Room

Expressive Arts

This course is for everybody! No

drawing/painting skills required.

The method is to concentrate on

the present moment, on the process,

listen to yourself, to your

body, relax and enjoy! No rules in

the Expressive Arts! The process

of creation is emphasized rather

than the final product. Nevertheless,

we create finished pictures

along with many various exercises

using different medium and surfaces.

Code: 22719

Class length: 3 hours Classes: 8

Fee: $115.84 Members,

$133.20 Non-Members

Tues Jan 11-March 1, 9 a.m.

Location: Victoria Road Rec

Centre, Cedar Room

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

VISUAL AND CREATIVE

ARTS

Watercolours

This watercolours class is for all

levels of painters. The instructor

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A VIEW FROM THE BOOK NOOK

Chris Fraser

The Book Nook — “A Lending Library”

We are now re-opened

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

****

I am pleased to let you all know that the Book

Nook Library is now open until 4:00 p.m. If there is

not a volunteer working in the library, members may

sign out books in the binder, otherwise a volunteer

will be happy to help you.

Due to Covid-19 guidelines, we are still not

allowing puzzles to be done in the library, but hope

some time in the future this will be available once

again.

world’s dirtiest bank, Gabriel puts a plan into place

to overthrow the man behind this and bring down the

bank laundering money for Russia.

This book is one of Daniel Silva’s finest, full of

suspense, with so many twists and turns in the plot its

hard to put down. I hope you enjoy reading this as

much as I did.

We look forward to seeing you back in the library

with lots of great books to choose from to read.

Happy Reading,

Your bookworm and Librarian,

Chris Fraser

I have another fantastic book to tell you all about,

“The Cellist” by Daniel Silva. A Russian

agent,Viktor Orlov, living in exile in London is

found dead by contact with a deadly nerve agent

found in documents that were handed to him. The

woman who delivered the documents has vanished

but Gabriel Allon is determined to find her and get to

the truth.

The Haydn Group is run by a childhood friend of

the Russian President and is trying to undermine the

West from within using KGB-style measures to do

this. With the help of a woman employed by the

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Administration Office — 519-837-5696

The Diabetes Support Group is a support group meeting in-person with a virtual

option at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre.

We are welcoming new members to join us on the second and fourth Monday of the

month at 11 am in the Board Room.

This includes members who have diabetes or care for someone else who has

diabetes. We share ideas to live with diabetes and support each other. The group is

facilitated by Community Dietitian, Molly Roberts.

Consider joining us this winter on the following dates:

Monday, January 10, 2022 Monday, February 14, 2022

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INTERIOR PAINTING

… the third generation

519-821-4189

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,

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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licensed under CC BY-ND

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Wellington Foot Clinic

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Registered Chiropodist / Foot Specialist

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

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SHORT STORIES AND

POEMS WANTED!!

If you are a GWSA member and you

have written a short story or poem,

we’d like to share them in the

Sentinel.

Perhaps memories from when you

were younger, stories about funny

pets, observations about the seasons

or holidays, a trip you enjoyed, etc.

No political or religious topics

please.

Email submissions to:

sentinel@gwsa-guelph.ca

or drop them off at the Evergreen

Front Desk to be placed in the

Sentinel mailbox. Please include

your contact information.

Upcoming FREE

Wellness Workshops, presented by the

Guelph Family Health Team:

The Elephant in the Room – Why People

Don’t Want to Talk About Dementia, hosted

by Alzheimer Society of Waterloo-Wellington

Date: Monday, January 17

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Register online by clicking HERE or call us at

519-837-0099

Let’s Talk About Mild Cognitive

Impairment, hosted by Alzheimer Society of

Waterloo-Wellington

Date: Friday, January 28

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am (Eastern Time)

Register online by clicking HERE or call us at

519-837-0099

Visit our website for a complete list of

webinars and to view the NEW January – June

2022 Workshop Schedule.

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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

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Saturday, February 12, 2022

MEDIEVAL TIMES IN TORONTO

Total Cost: Members $111.00 Including Tax (NON-REFUNDABLE)

Leave: Evergreen Parking Lot: 1:45 p.m. Carousel: 2 p.m.

Return: Approximately 8:00 p.m.

Registration starts: Tues., Jan. 4, 2022 Booking Deadline: Thurs., Jan. 27, 2022

Code: 23646

Medieval Times is an exciting, family-friendly experience inspired by an 11th century feast and

tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet meal as they cheer for one of six knights competing in

the joust and other tests of skill.

Expect almost two hours of jousting, swordsmanship, displays of extraordinary horsemanship and falconry

as part of a riveting story set in a castle in Medieval Spain.

Experience a fun-filled, boisterous evening and a 4-course chicken dinner (hint: no dining cutlery is

provided – just dig in with your hands!) Cash bar available (not included). It is so much fun rooting your

knight on to victory - it can get pretty loud!

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is a live horse show in an enclosed area. Persons with respiratory

conditions, allergies, or asthma should attend at their own risk. The trip will be wheelchair accessible.

Trip Price Includes:

Show, meal, transportation, tip and all taxes.

Not Included:

Cash bar

Arrival: You must arrive by 1:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Parking Lot or 1:45 p.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. 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.

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Don’t Wait! That means booking your trip before the trip must be cancelled due to low participation. It

takes time to put these trips together and we need your commitment to make these trips happen!

The Travel Committee must give the number of bookings by January 27, 2022, and if there are not enough

reservations at that time, the trip will be cancelled!

Parking: 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.

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.

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. THE GWSA IPP ACCESS CARD CAN NO LONGER BE

ACCEPTED AS PROOF OF VACCINATION.

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

be available until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed on Thursday, January 27, 2022.

Register online (preferred): Sign up for a RecEnroll account with the City of Guelph:

https://cityofguelph.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/MemberRegistration/MemberSignIn

Register by telephone: 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.

Register at the front desk at the Evergreen: until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed on

Thursday, January 27, 2022.

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with this ad

Please call 519-821-6683

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