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The Sentinel - May 2022 — Vol. 46, No. 9


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

Linda Jeffrey — Executive Director

Brian Smith — President

tba — Vice-President

Roger Stevens — Treasurer

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

Audrey Bishop — Administrative Assistant

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

Brooke Gibbons — Recreation Program

Director — Senior Services

Becky MacDonald — Recreation

Co-ordinator — Volunteers

Jocelynn Desroches — Chef

Don Harris — Facility Maintainer

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

Celebrate the gorgeous month of May! The sun is warming, the

birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the garden is

growing. You can mark the occasion by bringing in branches of

forsythia or lilacs, or enjoy a stroll in the refreshing air. May acts

as the bridge between spring and summer and is likely named for the

Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants.

Although the lengthy shutdown and complex recovery resulted in a

steady decline in memberships, the GWSA is now noticing an

increase in activity, and our numbers seemed to turn upwards with an

increase of 80 members in March alone. We hope this signals a trend

as people return to programs, and the outdoor activities resume.

As with many organizations, our budget was not immune, and the

combined reductions in memberships, activity fees, and grants

income made for a deficit budget for this year. Your Board of

Directors is working to adjust to changing times and is looking

towards renewal. There are some emerging activity groups and

upcoming special events to engage members as we strive to generate

awareness of the organization and what it offers for seniors.

We hope you are enjoying the outings from the Travel, Trips, and

Tours Committee. You might still find tickets for the ‘ABBA Story’

on May 25. Those bookings close on May 6, but more trips are being

planned.

Be sure to mark your calendar and invite your friends for the

“Seriously? Seniors?” special event on June 10 which will showcase

everything about GWSA for the entire day. Along with

demonstrations, concerts, artisans’ sales, and a book sale, there will

be a euchre tournament, a raffle for 25 amazing prizes, and a 50/50

draw. Raffle tickets are on sale now - while they last. This is one day

you won’t want to miss! You will find more information in this

newsletter and the latest updates are always on the website.

Some have been asking for dances to return. This is under

discussion with the Board, and a group of interested members is

exploring the possibilities. The value of launching a Fundraising

Committee is also under discussion. There is much to look forward to

in the months ahead!

As we learn to live with and manage COVID-19 and its new

variants, it is important to be aware of the current situation and public

health advice, even though mandates are less restrictive. With the

sixth wave, public health is strongly advising people to wear quality

three-layer or medical masks when indoors, to get the second booster

shots now available to those over 60, to monitor daily for symptoms

and test with rapid tests or PCR tests as needed, and to be aware if

they qualify for antiviral medications which are most effective when

taken promptly after infection. While we all want to be involved with

others, we also need to take care of each other and respect individual

decisions.

Come by and visit when you can. Be active, get involved, and

make friends!

NOTE: Disclaimer—The Sentinel and the GWSA do not necessarily agree

with or support statements in the Sentinel made by advertisers, or submissions

by writers (no political or religious topics please).

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“SERIOUSLY? SENIORS?”

Do you like meeting people? Do you enjoy fitness or sporting activities? How

about outdoor pursuits? Are you interested in learning a new skill, or reviving

an old one? What about coffee or lunch with a friend? Yes, indeed, YOUR

GWSA has all of this and MORE, MUCH MORE!

You are invited!! Visit us at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre,

683 Woolwich St., Guelph, Home of the GWSA, on

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2022

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be members showcasing numerous

activities. You will be able to see exhibitions

of Painting, Woodcarving, Quilting,

Bunka, Crafting, Photography, and MORE!

Demonstrations of Badminton, Shuffleboard,

Line Dancing, Table Tennis and Snooker are taking place. See page 7 for

the Event Calendar.

In addition to the many activities that you can

view, you may wish to take home a small

treasure which several of the groups are

offering for sale! There will also be a book

sale featuring many and various editions from the Book Nook.

There will be Activity Group Leaders on hand to answer your questions or to help you become a GWSA

member so you can take advantage of all the available choices!

A Euchre Tournament providing cash prizes for a small entry fee will also

be held. Scheduled times are on page 6.

The well-known GWSA choir, The

Silvertones, will be presenting an

afternoon concert, celebrating the choir’s

42nd Anniversary. The Silver

Strummers, the GWSA’s ukulele orchestra, will be performing in its inaugural

debut! These two groups, 80 members strong, are excited about performing

for a LIVE audience in our auditorium!

There is MUCH to see and do at the GWSA on June 10th… and you can support YOUR GWSA by purchasing

tickets for THE GRAND PRIZE DRAW. The main prize is a Vintage spa hotel gift card with a value of $2,000

and many other prizes. Tickets will go on sale April 11, 2022, and tickets will be available until 3 p.m. on June

10, 2022, or until ‘SOLD OUT’. There will even be a 50/50 draw! See page 8 for the complete list of prizes.

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SAVE THE DATE:

Friday, June 10, 2022 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre - Home of the GWSA

683 Woolwich St., Guelph

“Seriously, Seniors”… Join us on June 10th to find out about

YOUR GUELPH WELLINGTON SENIORS ASSOCIATION TODAY!


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THE EDITOR’S PAGE

by Linda Green

May is known as a month of transition. If you live

in the northern hemisphere, the fresh cold winds are

gone and the rains of early spring.

By the time May comes around, the spring flowers

are blooming, birds are chirping, and life is starting

to seem a little more joyful day by day!

The name May is the modern-day English adaption

of the Latin word Maius, which has

origins going back to the time of the

ancient Greeks. They named the

month of May (or Maius) after the

Greek goddess of growth.

The word May wasn’t actually

used until around the 15 th Century

AD. Up until then, the Roman word

Maius was still used.

May was once considered an

incredibly ill-omened time to get

married. There’s an adage for it actually which goes:

“Marry in May and you’ll rue the day.” It’s not clear

where exactly the saying comes from, but there must

have been a pretty good reason not to get married in

one of the most beautiful months of the year!

May is the month that the Eurovision song contest

is held every year. For those not in the know,

Eurovision is an international song contest that has

been held every year since 1956. Some of the contest

winners over the years have gone on to be incredibly

successful groups, with the most notable being

ABBA!

Back in the day in Europe, it wasn’t a good May if

you didn’t celebrate it with a maypole. In the UK, at

least, they were present since at

least 1350 AD. Celebrants would

erect a long pole and attach

flowers, garlands, and strips of

fabric to it, around which certain

dances would take place.

The birthstone for May is the

emerald. Emeralds are a type of

stone called beryl and typically

range from a deep-sea green to a

lighter colour. Emeralds are

symbols of fertility and rebirth.

May actually has two birth flowers – the Lily-ofthe-Valley

and the Hawthorn. The Hawthorn flower

is a symbol of hope, while the Lily-of-the-Valley

represents the return of happiness and sweetness.

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 (10¢ per page) or colour (30¢ 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

May 6, 2022 is the deadline for

submissions for the

June/July/August 2022 Sentinel.

Email submissions to: sentinel@gwsa-guelph.ca

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the June/July/August issue

is on May 26, 2022.

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos

(but we’ll do our best).

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EUCHRE

TOURNAMENT

June 10, 2022

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, Home of

Guelph Wellington Seniors’ Association

683 Woolwich St, Guelph, ON 519-823-1291

Doors Open For Sign-In 11 a.m.

No Advance Reservations

Entry Fee $5.00 per person

Tournament Prizes

1 st Place High Score $50

Most Lone Hands $20

10 Prize Draws Each Draw $20

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Auditorium

“SERIOUSLY? SENIORS?”

JUNE 10, 2022 - EVENT SCHEDULE

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Line Dancing & Table Tennis Demonstrations

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Canoeing & Badminton Demonstrations

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pickleball, Peer Learning & Travel Information Sessions

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bicycling & Shuffleboard Demonstrations

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Concert - Suggested Donation $5.00 pp

3:30 p.m. Prize Draws & 50/50 Draw (see page 8 for details)

Lobby

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Meet the GWSA Board

GWSA Activity Group Information Sessions

Bistro 683 & Room 3

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Artisans’ Wares For Sale

Room 2

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Carving Demonstrations and Hand-Carved Goods for Sale

Room 4

12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Euchre Tournament (see page 6 for details)

Snooker Room

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Snooker Demonstrations

Book Nook - Library

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Used Book Sale

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GWSA COVID-19 UPDATE

GWSA is guided by the requirements of the province,

WDG Public Health, and the City of Guelph.

In March, the province removed the general

compliance rules on masking, physical distancing, and

screening. Many of our members continue to wear masks.

We ask that everyone respect individual decisions around

comfort and safety. Seniors have greater risks from

COVID-19 infection, and the decision of whether to wear

a mask is a personal one.

- Masks are optional in City of Guelph recreation centres,

including the Evergreen Centre.

- Proof of vaccination is no longer required in City of

Guelph recreation centres, including the Evergreen

Seniors Community Centre and West End Community Centre.

- Room capacities have returned to normal. This allows the GWSA to increase the numbers that our activities

and events can accommodate.

Regulations still mandate masking in specific locations which include public transit, hospitals and health care

clinics, long-term care and retirement homes, specified residential care facilities and congregate care settings,

laboratories and homeless shelters.

Effective April 11, 2022:

With the sixth wave upon us, the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health is strongly recommending people

to:

- wear a well-fitted three-layer mask or medical mask (such as N95) when indoors;

- keep immunizations up-to-date, including the second booster shot now available to those over 60;

- monitor daily for symptoms and test with free rapid tests or PCR tests as needed; and

- be aware if they qualify for antiviral medications, which are available at no cost and are most effective when

taken promptly after infection.

Check the GWSA website for our most current information.

What to Do if Exposed to COVID-19?

Some members have asked what to do if they ‘may

have been exposed’ to someone who tested positive

for COVID-19. You may hear after meeting that

someone in your activity group tested positive. In

such situations, the province recommends these

steps:

- monitor for symptoms for 10 days; and,

- wear a mask for 10 days after last exposure if

leaving home; then,

- if symptomatic, self-isolate immediately for 5 days

(if vaccinated), or 10 days (if not vaccinated); and

get tested if you qualify.

The province offers this useful flow chart of what to do:

http://gwsa-guelph.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/flow-chart.pdf

The province recommends the following actions: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/exposed

You can pick up free rapid home tests here:

https://gwsa-guelph.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/COVID-RAPID.pdf

Advice for GWSA Activity Groups:

While there is no provincial requirement to do contact tracing, we recommend if you test positive after

meeting in an activity group that you inform the group leader. Group leaders would reasonably want to

contact the group members to advise they may have been a close contact with “a member who tested

positive”, without sharing personal information, so each person can follow the recommended steps.

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Volunteer Corner from Becky MacDonald

Upcoming Volunteer Awards

Ontario Senior of the Year Award

This award is given by a municipality to recognize

an outstanding senior who, after age 65, enriches the

social, cultural or civic life of the community.

Deadline was April 22

Ontario Senior Achievement Award

This award recognizes individuals for significant

contributions to their communities after the age of

65. Up to 20 individuals are recognized each year.

Deadline: June 1

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

Orientation and Training

All volunteers will be required to complete the

mandatory Orientation & Training. The training can

be completed from the comfort of your home online.

For 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.

GWSA COMMITTEES

Board of Directors

Looking for passionate and enthusiastic volunteers to

join the Board of Directors. The Board meets on the

third Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am (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 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.

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.

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Secretary

The Governance Committee is looking for someone

with a laptop and who is interested in taking minutes

at the meeting and updating any documents as

needed.

Membership & Marketing

Three more committee members needed to join the

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

am. The committee reports to the Board for all

membership and marketing initiatives, focusing on

the maximum interest of members and advancement

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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

Membership & Marketing 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.

• 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.

Travel Committee

The Travel Committee is looking for energetic,

organized individuals who enjoy researching and

planning day trips for the GWSA membership.

If you enjoy hearing about trips and like to take

minutes, the committee is looking for a Secretary to

assist on a monthly basis.

GWSA Activity Groups

The following Activity Groups are in need of

volunteers:

Bid Euchre

Chess

Computer mentoring

Canasta

Darts

Euchre Wednesdays

Euchre Friday

6-Handed Euchre

Mah Jong

Silver Seven Skaters

Walking Club

Writers Club

Bistro 683

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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IT (Information Technology):

• Make hardware and software recommendations

to address employee and volunteer needs

including the Board, Finance Committee and

members.

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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-todate

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 the Board Room

on the last Friday of each month from

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For May, our

selection is “A Town Called Solace”

by Mary Lawson. In June, we will be

reading “The Vanishing Half” by Brit

Bennett. Monthly fee is $3.00. At present,

we have a waiting list.

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.

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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. The Craft

Group needs donations of wool - any

type.

Guelph Wood 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.

Cribbage

Come on out on a Tuesday afternoon

for a friendly game of Cribbage in

Room 3 of the Evergreen Centre. The

room is open at 12:30 pm and we start

playing at 1:00 pm. Everyone is welcome

and play 8 games with prizes at

the end of the afternoon. If you are not

sure of how to play, we have instructors

to help.

Line Dancing

Evergreen Auditorium

Phyllis Carnochan

(519-836-9415)

Donna Holmes (519-831-0943)

Monday Classes

9:15 to 9:30 am - Line Dance Step

Tutorial [brief review of steps]

9:30 to 10:30 am – Beginners

[Beyond the Basics]

10:45 to 11:45 am - Intermediate

[Are you up for a challenge?]

Thursday Classes

1:00 to 2:00 pm - Introduction to Line

Dancing [No experience needed]

2:15 to 3:15 pm – Beginners

[Beyond the Basics]

The cost is $2.00 each time you

come. Sign up for line dancing at 519-

822-1260 ext. 2694.

Into Focus Photography

We are a friendly group of amateur

photographers with equipment ranging

from mobile phones and point-andshoot

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 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

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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 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

Our bi-weekly practices run from 1 to

4:30 pm and we returned to Room 3

in April. We are pleased to have a new

Accompanist join us, which is a great

relief to all and especially to our Director

who had been both Director and

Accompanist for 2 years!

Our Director, Anne Sneyd, has come

up with a new list of songs, old and

new that the Choir will present on

June 10th of this year. This day will be

a combination Open House and Silvertones

40th Anniversary party (initially

planned for 2021)! So, SAVE THE

DATE EVERYONE, you will not be

disappointed! Watch for:

“Seriously? Seniors?”

This is YOUR GWSA today.

Please contact Doreen Muir 519 -

831-8323 if you are interested in joining

our Choir.

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 paidup

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.

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.

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Thank you to Mike Rooke for his

excellent leadership for many years!

Watercolour Painters

The Evergreen Watercolour Painters

provides an opportunity for watercolour

painters to practise their hobby

along with others sharing the same

interest, while encouraging one another

and receiving information, ideas and

inspiration. While we do not offer

classes or lessons, we welcome accomplished

watercolour painters.

There is a small annual membership

fee and membership with the GWSA

is required. We meet 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.

Walking Club

Do you like to walk during the spring,

summer and fall? Do you like to have

company when you walk?

If so, joining the Walking Club is a

great way to exercise with lots of

fresh air, enjoy nature and beautiful

scenery and make new friends while

discovering the trails in the area.

You can register for the Walking

Club’s 2022 walking season online

through RecEnroll or at the front desk

of the Evergreen Centre. The annual

fee is $10 and you must be an active

member of the GWSA.

We meet in Riverside Park on

Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 9:45

am to register and collect any entrance

fees. Then we depart at 10:00

am sharp. Walks are on…rain or

shine.

Walks start at Riverside Park OR

we drive to one of the many wonderful

Guelph Walking Trails or nearby

Conservation Areas. Walks are at

your own pace and you must arrange

your own transportation to

the Trail Head.

If you are interested in helping with

this group or would like any additional

information, please contact

walkingclubgwsa@gmail.com.

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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

TBD — Looking for Group Leader

Art Studio In 2

Evergreen Room 2

Karen Boothroyd

karen.joanna.boothroyd@gmail.com

Nora Kelly norakelly1@hotmail.com

Every 2 nd & 4 th Wed. 1-4 pm

Badminton

Evergreen Auditorium

Jeff Millard (519-993-1362)

Tues. 7-9:30 pm

Thursday 10 am-1 pm, Friday 10 am-12:30 pm

Sun. 1:30-3:30 pm

Monday & Wed. 1-4 pm (WECC)

No play at WECC during summer

Casual Bicycling

Various Locations in and

around Guelph

John Ness jolyness4952@gmail.com

Wed. - May 1-Oct. 31 - 9:00 am-noon

Bid Euchre on Thursdays

Evergreen Room 2

Phyllis Goodhew

(phyllisgoodhew@gmail.com)

1 pm-4 pm

Book Club 1

Board Room

Veronica Sanche (519-767-9991)

Last Friday of month - 1-2:30 pm

Book Club 2

Board Room

Christine Trimble (519-823-2086)

2nd Friday of month - 1:30-3:30 pm

Bridge - Recreational

Evergreen Room 3

gwsa.bridge@gmail.com

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

Tuesdays - 6:30-9:00 pm

Thursdays - 12:30-3:30 pm

Bridge - Duplicate

Evergreen Room 3

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

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Canoe Club

John Ness (519-994-8611)

canoeclubmembership@gmail.com

Thursdays 9-noon

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

Computer Mentoring

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)

Computer Lab

By appointment only

Craft Club

Evergreen Room 2

Judy Montgomery (519-824-8047)

Fridays - 8:30 am-1:30 pm

Cribbage

Evergreen Room 3

Elaine Miller (ermiller35@gmail.com)

Tuesdays 12:30 pm-4 pm

Euchre on Monday

Evergreen Room 3

Earl Mead (lemead41@outlook.com)

Mondays - 1:00-3:00 pm

Euchre on Friday

Evergreen Room 4

Peter Smith (519-217-8986)

Fridays - 1:00-4:00 pm

Golf

Tom Kane (519-827-1475)

Mondays, May to September

Into Focus Photography

Evergreen Room 4

Stu McCannell (smccannell@rogers.com)

last Monday of every month—2:30-5 pm

$24.00 a year

Line Dancing

Evergreen Auditorium

Phyllis (519-836-9415)

Donna (519-831-0943)

Mondays – 9:15 to noon

Thursdays – 1:00 to 3:15 p.m.

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Peer Learning

Barb McLeod (519-823-2531)

Andrew Webb (226-500-4755)

Sessions in September 2022

Pickleball

Rudy Simon

gwsapickleball@gmail.com

Evergreen Auditorium

Monday 12:15 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday 8:30 am – 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday 8:30 – 10:00 am

Thursday 8:30 - 10:30 am

Fridays 8:30 – 10:30 am and 1 – 4 pm

Sunday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

West End Comm. 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

Rug Hooking

Evergreen Room 2

Kathy McCallum

kamccallum28@gmail.com

Tuesdays 12-4 pm

Shuffleboard

Evergreen Auditorium

Elaine Bigam (519-824-6498)

elainebigam@gmail.com

Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 1-3 pm

Silver Strummers

Room 3

Ann Sneyd 519-830-6640

Fridays (alternate weeks) 1-4:30 pm

Silvertones Choir

Room 3

Doreen Muir (519-831-8323)

Choir Director - Ann Sneyd

Accompanist: Andrea LeBlanc

Fridays (alternate weeks) 1-4:30 pm

Ski Club

Evergreen Parking Lot by

The Enabling Garden

Bob Shearer 519-831-4093

bob.shearer@xplornet.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

Table Tennis

Evergreen Auditorium

Petr Vales (ttguelph@outlook.com)

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

(WECC - except July/August)

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker

Bistro 683

Paul Phillips (416-996-2112)

Bruno Szafran (519-823-2317)

Frank Holden (bigbluesmon@gmail.com)

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 pm

Walking Club

walkingclubgwsa@gmail.com

April to October

Thursdays - 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Watercolour Painters Club

Evergreen Room 2

Mary Mulholland (519-836-4889)

watercolourclub@gwsa-guelph.ca

1st and 5th Wednesday of the month, 12:30-4 pm

On the third Wednesday, 9 am to 4 pm

Membership $30/yr + hst

West End Art Group

Rm 2 West End Comm. Centre

Nancy Baker (519-822-6653)

Tuesdays - 12:30-4:00 pm

September – June

Membership $10/yr + hst

West Hills Art Group

Rm 2 West End Comm. Centre

Dale Vardy (519-823-5746)

bdvardy@rogers.com

September - June

Thursdays - noon-4:00 pm

Membership $25.00 + hst

Wood Carving Group

Evergreen Room 2

Ken Fugler (fugler@rogers.com)

Monday – 6-9 pm

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SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS

OF NOTE

“Our Young Seniors”

‘We’re not over the hill; we’re just

gaining speed!’

Lloyd, Joan - March 10 (90)

Paxman, Patricia - May 14 (96)

Bard, Frank - May 19 (98)

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

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities MAY 2022

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

2

9:15-9:30a Line Dance

Tutorial

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line

Dancing

10:45-11:45a Intermediate

Line Dancing

12:15-3p Pickleball

12:30-3:15p Rec. Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

9

9:15-9:30a Line Dance

Tutorial

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line

Dancing

10:45-11:45a Intermediate

Line Dancing

12:15-3p Pickleball

12:30-3:15p Rec. Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

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9:15-9:30a Line Dance

Tutorial

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line

Dancing

10:45-11:45a Intermediate

Line Dancing

12:15-3p Pickleball

3

9a TRIP BOOKING

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

10

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

11a Diabetes Support

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

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8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

4

8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

12:30-4p Watercolour Painters

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-4p Badminton W

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8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

12:30-4p Watercolour Painters

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-4p Art Studio in 2

1-4p Badminton W

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8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-4p Badminton W

5

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:30a-12:30p Walking Club

10a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Introduction to Line

Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball W

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:30a-12:30p Walking Club

10a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Introduction to Line

Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball W

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:30a-12:30p Walking Club

10a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec . Bridge

1-2p Introduction to Line

Dancing

6

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10a-12:30p Badminton

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

1-4:30p Silver Strummers

13

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10a-12:30p Badminton

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

1-4:30p Silvertones

1:30-3:30p Book Club 2

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10a-12:30p Badminton

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

1-4:30p Silver Strummers

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12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

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9:15-9:30a Line Dance

Tutorial

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line

Dancing

10:45-11:45a Intermediate

Line Dancing

12:15-3p Pickleball

12:30-3:15p Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Euchre

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

7-9:30p Badminton

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8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

11a Diabetes Support

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

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8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

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8:30-10a Pickleball

9a-4p Watercolour Painters

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-4p Art Studio in 2

1-4p Badminton W

Everyday Activities

Snooker—9a-4p

Book Nook—

Mon-Fri – 9a-4p

1-4p Bid Euchre

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball W

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:30a-12:30p Walking Club

10a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Introduction to Line

Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball W

Weekend Activities

Saturday

9a-12p Table Tennis

Sunday

8:30a-1:30p Pickleball

1:30-3:30p Badminton

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10a-12:30p Badminton

1-2:30p Book Club 1

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

1-4:30p Silvertones

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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 hope you will enjoy reading the new books that

we have recently purchased for the library.

The book I am going to tell you about is by an

author I don’t believe I have read before. Its called

“Marauder” by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison.

This is about Juan Cabrillo and the crew of his ship,

the Oregon, who manage to stop an attack on an oil

tanker and in the process discover that a billionaire’s

dying wish is to release a paralyzing chemical on

thousands of people.

When one of his crew comes into contact with this

poison and is paralyzed, Juan is determined to find

the antidote to save him. The billionaire’s stepdaughter

and her husband, Polk, are carrying out her

stepfather’s wishes in order to inherit a vast sum of

money and Juan and his crew will do everything to

track him down.

The Oregon is a very sophisticated boat with state

of the art weaponry, but, once Juan and his crew get

on Polk’s trail, they soon realize that their deadly

secret is at risk, so they will do whatever it takes to

get this poison set off by New Year’s Eve in order to

inherit the money. Juan must work as fast as possible

to find him and his wife and stop this deadly attack.

There are many twists and turns in this book, and I

found I could not put it down.

I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I

did.

Please mark your calendar for June 10. The GWSA

is having a big event at the Evergreen and we will be

holding a book sale in the library from 9:00 a.m. to

4:00 p.m. so I hope you will come and bring your

friends.

Happy Reading,

Your bookworm and Librarian,

Chris Fraser

Administration Office — 519-837-5696

The Diabetes Support Group is meeting in-person with a phone-in option

available. Please join us for coffee and conversation about managing your

diabetes.

Upcoming meeting dates are on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month

at 2 pm in the Board Room. Everyone is welcome! For more information, call

Molly at 519-837-5665.

Next meetings are as follows:

Tuesday, May 10 at 2 pm

Tuesday, May 24 at 2 pm

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COMPU-K ENTERPRISES

Keith Dunn

Personal Computer Specialist

Sales, Service, Upgrades and Technical Support

Over 40 years experience

519-823-5856

kdunn5856@rogers.com

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 and important communications from

the Board.

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 using the Email Update

input form at the bottom of any page on the

GWSA website at gwsa-guelph.ca

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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Wellington Foot Clinic

Professional Footcare & Custom Foot Orthotics

Jessica K. Mann

Registered Chiropodist / Foot Specialist

Professional, Safe Treatment of a Variety of Foot Conditions

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

- Custom Foot Orthotics

- Covered by most extended health insurance providers

- No referral needed!!! Free parking

- Morning, Evening and Saturday Appointments Available

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

519-546-3737 wellfoot@outlook.com

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IN-PERSON learning has returned for some Wellness

Workshops! In-person workshops take place at Guelph FHT

Head office (suite 212, 55 Wyndham St.) Virtual webinars will

continue to be offered. When registering, you will have the

option to 'attend in-person' OR 'attend virtually'. There will be

COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines in place to keep

everyone safe. Learn more:

guelphfht.com/wellness-matters-terms-conditions/

Upcoming workshops:

Let’s Talk About Food + Mood webinar

Date: Monday, May 9

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)

*VIRTUAL class only*

Learn more/register online by

clicking HERE or call us at 519-837-0099

Let’s Talk About Dementia (presented by

Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington)

Date: Monday, May 16

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

*IN-PERSON class only*

Learn more/register online by

clicking HERE or call us at 519-837-0099

Let’s Talk About Medications in Diabetes

Date: Wednesday, May 25

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Eastern Time)

*register to attend IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL*

Learn more/register online by

clicking HERE or call us at 519-837-0099

Visit our website for a complete list of

workshops and to view the January – June

2022 Workshop Schedule.

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$25.00 discount coupon

with this ad

Please call 519-821-6683

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.

Langford Prospector kevlar canoe, 16’6”, $800

(negotiable) and Mountain HARD WEAR Optic Vue

2.5 tent plus floor footprint (used twice) $150.

Contact Wendy 519-763-8909.

Free advertising for GWSA members ONLY.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR

NAME AND PHONE NUMBER WITH YOUR

ITEM(S).

AVAILABLE

Sentinel issues from June 2004 up to March 2020.

Free. Call 519-824-7204.

WANTED

Help wanted with cleaning up flower beds. Phone

Jacquie at 519-822-8256.

FOR SALE

3-in-1 Starfrit - Air Fryer/Convection Oven/Toaster.

Never opened. Good for kitchen, staff lounge, gift or

summer house. $150. Call Irene at 519-763-8883.

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RECREATION & LEISURE PROGRAMS for SENIORS 55+

held at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre unless otherwise indicated — call 519-823-1291.

Please register in person at our recreation facilities, over the phone by calling 519-837-5699, or online at recenroll.ca.

PLEASE NOTE: Programs may be cancelled if there is low registration, so be sure to register (Fees do not include HST).

Spring cleaning Rec Enroll: During the week of May 2, you might notice a different look and feel to recenroll.ca,

our online registration portal for all things recreation. All the same features you normally use are still in the same

place. If you notice any issues at all or cannot find something, please call 519-837-5699.

DANCE

55+ 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.

Class Length: 1 hour (9-10 a.m.)

Dates: April 4-June 28 (Monday)

Location: Victoria Road

Recreation Centre (Maple Room)

Fee:

• Members: $90.61

• Non-Members: $104.13

Cardio Dance

This innovative, fun and exciting

dance fitness class is guaranteed to

get you moving into shape. This

safe and effective total body

workout is specifically designed

for beginners and seniors.

Class Length: 1 hour (2-3 p.m.)

Dates: April 5-June 30 (Tuesday)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fee:

• Members: $85.32

• Non-Members: $98.16

OUTDOOR FITNESS

Bike Wise – Monday, Tuesday

(Learn To), Friday

This program is for seniors of any

and all cycling ability! This

program allows Guelph seniors the

opportunity to do everything from

learn how to ride a bike, rebuild

confidence in riding ability,

explore trail riding and road riding

within the community, learn the

rules of road riding as well as how

to repair and care for a bike. Safety

and the importance of active

transportation will be a large part

of the curriculum. An on-site

assessment will be required to

determine your biking ability prior

to joining a group.

Class Length: 1.5 hours

Dates:

Monday: May 23-June 27

(12-1:30 p.m.)

Tuesday (Learn To):

May 24-June 28 (1-1:45 p.m.)

Friday: May 20-June 24

(12-1:30 p.m.)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Lobby)

Fee:

• Members: $42.66

• Non-Members: $49.08

Seniors Disc Golf

Let’s get outside and get moving!

Join us at the Riverside Park Disc

Golf course to learn the game of

disc golf and practise with friends.

An instructor will guide you

through the rules of the game and

will teach you the skills and

techniques required for this fun

outdoor activity. All equipment is

provided. Athletic clothing and

appropriate footwear is required.

Class Length: 1 hour (6-7 p.m.)

Dates: May 12-June 30

(Thursday)

Location: Riverside Park Disc

Golf Course

Fee:

• Members: $56.88

• Non-Members: $65.44

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!

Class Length: 1 hour

(9:30-10:30 a.m.)

Dates: April 6-June 29

(Wednesday)

Location: Victoria Road

Recreation Centre (Maple Room)

Fee:

• Members: $92.43

• Non-Members: $106.34

Cardio and Strength Level 2

This intermediate/advance 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!

Class Length: 1 hour (9-10 a.m.)

Dates:

Monday: April 4-June 27

Friday: April 8-June 24

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fees:

• Members: $85.32

• Non-Members: $98.16

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Cardio and Strength Level 3

Come and challenge your fitness

level in this advanced strength

training class. Focusing on a low

impact cardio warmup, this class

performs functional exercises that

include balance, flexibility and

cardiovascular movements. A

variety of equipment is used

throughout the classes which may

include bands, stability balls and

weights of your choice. Join us to

keep your body fit!

Class Length: 1 hour (8-9 a.m.)

Dates:

Monday: April 4-June 27

Friday: April 8-June 24

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fees:

• Members: $78.21

• Non-Members: $89.98

Seniors Spin and Circuit

An indoor cycling and circuit

training class to get your heart and

muscles pumping! The stationary

cycling portion of the class will

provide you with a lower impact

form of aerobic activity while the

circuit training portion will allow

you to try a variety of forms of

fitness for a full body workout.

This is a fast paced program that

can be modified.

Class Length: 1 hour

(10:45-11:45 a.m.)

Dates: April 6-June 29

(Wednesdays)

Location: Guelph Sports Dome

Fees:

• Members: $85.32

• Non-Members: $98.16

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.

Class Length: 45 minutes

(12:15-1 p.m.)

Dates: April 6-June 29

(Wednesdays)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fees:

• Members: $85.32

• Non-Members: $98.16

Tai Chi – All Levels

This total body conditioning class

will challenge the active 55

individual. A cardio warmup will

prepare you for a resistance

training, balance, flexibility, and

core strength and floor workout.

The benefits of regular exercise

consisting of these major

components will improve your

mental, physical and emotional

health. Increase your energy level

to be able to carry out daily tasks

and reduce your chances of

osteoporosis.

Class Length: 1 hour

(9:45-10:45 a.m.)

Dates: April 26-June 14

(Tuesdays)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fees:

• Members: $49.77

• Non-Members: $57.26

Total Body Conditioning

This total body conditioning class

will challenge the active 55

individual. A cardio warmup will

prepare you for a resistance

training, balance, flexibility, and

core strength and floor workout.

The benefits of regular exercise

consisting of these major

components will improve your

mental, physical and emotional

health. Increase your energy level

to be able to carry out daily tasks

and reduce your chances of

osteoporosis.

Class Length: 1 hour (8-9 a.m.)

Dates: April 6-June 29

(Wednesday)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fees:

• Members: $85.32

• Non-Members: $98.16

YOGA

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Chair Yoga

Chair yoga offers the same

benefits as other yoga practices,

such as increased flexibility,

strengthening, proper breathing

and increasing range of motion in

the joints. Simply use a chair to

assist with postures. Chair yoga is

for everyone, especially those who

may have limited mobility and/or

are unable to get up and down on a

yoga mat. Postures can be

modified to meet students’ needs.

Class Length: 1 hour

Dates:

Monday: April 4-June 27

(11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Wednesday: April 6-June 29

(9:15-10:15 a.m.)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fees:

• Members: $85.32

• Non-Members: $98.16

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 laying

on the floor needed.

Class Length:

Dates:

Tuesday: April 5-June 28

(2-3:30 p.m.)

Thursday: April 7-June 30

(2-3 p.m.)

Location:

Tuesday: Victoria Road

Recreation Centre (Maple Room)

Thursday: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

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Fees:

• Members: $78.21

• Non-Members: $89.98

VISUAL ARTS

Nature Walk Photography

Grab your camera and your

sneakers and let’s hit the trails!

Find the extraordinary in the

ordinary as you snap some photos

while going on an instructor-led

nature walk. Let your creativity

flow in the form of digital

photography while getting some

gentle exercise. Please bring your

own camera. We will meet at the

Evergreen Seniors Centre at the

beginning of each hike.

Class Length: 2 hours (1-3 p.m.)

Dates: April 7-June 30

(Thursdays)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Board Room)

Fees:

• Members: $188.24

• Non-Members: $216.45

Pastels

Special course for all levels who

want to enjoy painting beautiful

spring scenes and botanical objects

with pastel. Let’s go back to

childhood when we painted with

our fingers! This course will

introduce an amazing mediumchalk

pastel. We learn about

supplies, different types of pastel,

paper surfaces and additional

tools. We start from the basics of

pastel painting and study the many

ways to apply pastels. Using

colour theory and refreshing tone

drawing skills, we paint simple

objects and scenes. Classes could

be held outdoors depending on

weather.

Class Length: 3 hours

(9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Dates: April 5-June 28

(Tuesdays)

Location: Victoria Road

Recreation Centre (Cedar Room)

Fees:

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• Members: $188.24

• Non-Members: $216.45

Watercolours

This watercolours class is for all

levels of painters. The instructor

will work with participants on an

individual basis or in small groups

of similar interest or skill.

Class Length: 3 hours

(9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Dates: April 11-June 27

(Mondays)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 2)

Fees:

• Members: $173.76

• Non-Members: $199.80

PERFORMING ARTS

Poetry in the Park

Compose poems inspired by

nature, food, and memories of a

favourite or moving outdoor

experience and read the poems out

loud in a supportive environment.

Class Length: 1 hour

(11 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Dates: April 8-June 30

(Fridays)

Location: Riverside Park

Fees:

• Members: $173.76

• Non-Members: $199.80

PILATES

Pilates

Learn the principles of Pilates.

Begin to strengthen and lengthen

muscles, as well as gaining many

other benefits to your body! Up to

10 minutes of standing exercises

for balance.

Class Length: 1 hour (12-1 p.m.)

Dates: April 5-June 28 (Tuesday)

Location: Guelph Sports Dome

Fees:

• Members: $85.32

• Non-Members: $98.16

Pilates for Golf

Learn the principles of Pilates.

Begin to strengthen and lengthen

muscles, as well as gaining many

other benefits to your body! Up to

10 minutes of standing exercises

for balance.

Class Length: 1 hour (1-2 p.m.)

Dates: April 5-June 28 (Tuesday)

Location: Guelph Sports Dome

Fees:

• Members: $85.32

• Non-Members: $98.16

LIFESTYLE

Spanish

Learn Spanish by beginning with

basic conversation, grammar and

vocabulary skills. Whether you are

just starting out or brushing up

your skills, you are welcome to

join us.

Class Length: 1 hour

(3:30-4:30 p.m.)

Dates: April 5-June 28 (Tuesday)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fees:

• Members: $173.76

• Non-Members: $199.80

QI GONG

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-massage and

meditation. Qi Gong 1 class

focuses on the core routines.

Class Length: 1.5 hours

(12-1:30 p.m.)

Dates: April 25-June 13

(Mondays)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fees:

• Members: $49.77

• Non-Members: $57.26


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You Are So…

by Catherine Reilly

She recognized the first few notes as

the radio sprung to life

that unmistakable sound -

gravel crunching from the dashboard

speakers

as she made a right hand turn

Joe Cocker’s voice penetrated

her scrambled, unraveling thoughts, those she

drove around trying to outrun

the sense of confinement,

things falling apart

The final straw, the email received last week

“You’re not important, get lost,” it sneered,

both hands affixed to the steering wheel

the bruised ego abated as his venerable voice

was heard

You are so beautiful to me.

You are so beautiful to me

Can’t you see-e-e-e-e?

Are you talking to me Joe?

Yes, he whispered between breaths and

continued;

You’re everything I hoped for

You’re everything I need

You are so beautiful to me.

those healing lyrics, refurbished her soul

renewed and revamped, unflappable

she headed for home,

completing her turn it came into sight

upon her arrival, she hugged the one waiting

there.

COMPUTER MENTORING

DARTS

Do you enjoy playing darts?

Volunteers are needed to start up the

Darts Club again.

If you are interested in volunteering,

please contact Becky for more

information.

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca

Just about everyone with a computer runs into

problems. Don’t struggle when there is help

available at these weekly mentoring sessions.

Volunteers from the GWSA Computer Club are

available to assist you with your specific problem

areas.

All computer mentoring sessions are held on

Monday afternoons from 1-3 pm

Class length: 2 hours

Cost: $3.00 for Members

and $5.00 for Non-Members.

Participants pay in advance at the front desk or

register using RecEnroll.ca.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2022

A Day in The Garden

Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington

Total cost: Members only - $96.00 including taxes (non-refundable) Code - 27161

Registration starts on Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Booking deadline is Friday, May 20, 2022

Join us for this relaxing day at the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington.

Our coach will take us directly to the Rock Garden and Hendrie Park where we will spend a leisurely

morning. Then we will drive to the main RBG centre, which includes a Mediterranean greenhouse, a gift

shop, and the Greenhouse café. Lunch is included in the trip, and we will allow plenty of time to

explore the gift shop and indoor greenhouse. The coach will then take us to the Laking Garden with its

displays of iris and peonies. On the way home, we will make a stop at a local country market and garden

centre (The Dutch Mill).

Trip includes coach transportation, the RBG admission fee and lunch. There will be lots of walking

involved.

Departure times: 9:00 am from the Evergreen Centre, 9:15 am from the Carousel in the park

Return time: 5:00 pm

Cost: $96.00 (includes all taxes and tips for the restaurant staff and the bus driver)

Refund Policy: This trip is NON-REFUNDABLE; doctors’ certificates will not be accepted. 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. 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 Friday, May 20, and if there are not enough reservations at that time, the trip will be

cancelled!

Accessibility: Unfortunately there will be no wheelchair accessibility on this trip,

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.

PROCEDURES FOR BOOKING THIS TRIP: All participants will be required to have a current GWSA

membership. If your membership needs renewal, please see the front desk staff at the Centre. The contact

list is available on the GWSA website located on the Trips, Travel and Tours page. If you are unable to

print this form, copies will be available from a Travel Committee member the day of the trip. 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 Friday, May 20.

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 Friday, May 20, 2022.

Masks must be worn on the bus throughout the whole time trip.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2022

The Burlington Footnote

Senior Performing Troupe

Total cost: Members only - $89.00 including taxes (non-refundable) Code - 27160

Registration starts on Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Booking deadline is Friday, June 3, 2022

Celebrate the Art of Staying Young!

The Burlington Footnotes is a swinging enthusiastic group of seniors who have a passion for

dance, community involvement and celebrating the art of staying young.

The annual production of Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance! is a musical variety extravaganza that

showcases the many talents of the 50+ generation. With music that transcends the generations

combined with a stunning array of costumes, song and dance, you are guaranteed to be entertained

and inspired.

Trip price includes: the show, transportation by coach, tip and all taxes. We will be going to the

Swiss Chalet for lunch (not included in price)

Leave: Evergreen Parking Lot: 10 am, Carousel: 10:15 am Return: 4:30 pm

Refund Policy: This trip is NON-REFUNDABLE; doctors’ certificates will not be accepted.

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. 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 Friday, June 3 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: Unfortunately there will be no wheelchair accessibility on these trips.

PROCEDURES FOR BOOKING THIS TRIP: All participants will be required to have a

current GWSA membership. If your membership needs renewal, please see the front desk staff at

the Centre. The contact list is available on the GWSA website located on the Trips, Travel and

Tours page. If you are unable to print this form, copies will be available from a Travel Committee

member the day of the trip. 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 Friday, June 3.

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

Friday June 3, 2022.

Masks must be worn on the bus throughout the whole trip.

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Bistro 683 - May 2022

The Evergreen Restaurant is open to the public

and serves a large variety of menu items that are

available from 8:30 am to 3:00 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

Monday to Friday 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.

FRESHLY 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

2

3

4

5

6

Pork Chops

Chicken a la King

Baked Ham

Haddock Fish

Roast Beef

9

10

11

12

13

16

BBQ Ribs

BLT Sandwich w/

Coleslaw & Baked

Beans

17

18

Lasagna

19

Beef Wellington

20

Turkey Dinner

Chicken Burgers

w/ Waffle Fries

Roast Pork

Swiss Steak

Liver & Onions

Veal Schnitzel w/

Lemon Caper

Sauce

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CLOSED

VICTORIA DAY

24

Salmon

25

Chicken Meat Pies

26

Super Duper Salad

Plate

27

Cabbage Rolls

30

31

Roasted Chicken

Stuffed Sausage

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