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The Sentinel - June/July/August 2022 — Vol. 46, No. 10


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 Support Services Staff

Audrey Bishop — Administrative Assistant

519-837-5696

City Staff

Adam Rutherford — Program

Manager

TBA — 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

The longest day of the year is in June, which includes the summer

solstice; and June’s full moon is called the ‘strawberry moon’. Love,

devotion, and generosity are represented by June’s birth flowers, the rose

and honeysuckle. It’s a happy month of sunshine, growth, and flowers.

June also includes a busy schedule of events at the GWSA!

Remember to mark your calendar for our full day open house at the

Evergreen Centre. The “Seriously? Seniors?” planning team is preparing an

incredible day for everyone to enjoy, and we hope to entice a few new

members who drop by. This event includes demonstrations of many

activities; art and craft exhibitions; performances by the Silvertones and

Silver Strummers; artisans’ wares available for purchase; a Book Nook

book sale; a Euchre Tournament you can join, a major Raffle Draw for

fabulous prizes including a spa getaway; and even a 50/50 draw! You can

get your raffle tickets now (while they last) and the 50/50 draw tickets are

available on-site during the event. Check all the details on our website. You

can bring friends as there is free admission and it’s open to the public. This

is your GWSA today!

Dances are returning to the Evergreen Centre, with the first dance on June

25. Promoted as ‘Saturday Social Dances’, this will encourage members

and the public to join for a fun evening with a great DJ who will play a

wide variety of music. The committee plans to hold more dances in July,

August, and September! All the details are on the website, and you can buy

your tickets in advance at the Evergreen front desk or any City recreation

desk for just $15, while they last! Any remaining tickets will be sold the

night of the dance.

June is Seniors Month in Ontario. It’s a time when we recognize our

amazing older Ontarians and the contributions they have made in

communities across the province. We are planning the ‘June is Seniors

Month Walk/Flag Raising’ for Thursday, June 9. Meet us at Riverside Park

(Red Picnic Shelter) at 9:30 am and join the walk to City Hall at 10:00 am

for the 11:00 am flag raising ceremony, with greetings from the mayor, our

executive director, and others.

The Travel Committee has a series of trips in the works from now into the

fall with six currently detailed on the website. If you might enjoy a leisurely

cruise, a wine and food tour, a beachside café, a dance troupe, or learning

more about the local scene, there is something of interest for everyone! The

trips are available only to members, which is one more reason that GWSA

membership remains one of the best bargains around!

All of these events happen through the dedication of volunteers working

behind the scenes. This is what makes this organization work for its many

members across Guelph and Wellington. Thanks to everyone for their

ongoing contributions to an amazing team!

The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for 1:30 pm on June 21. As

some directors’ terms end, there are fresh opportunities for you or someone

you know to join this leadership team. It is a wonderful way to give back to

community and share your lifetime of skills and talents, while enjoying the

benefits of an interactive group. The GWSA is directed largely by members

and this keeps us connected to our reason for being - providing services to

seniors in the community. Please contact the volunteer co-ordinator today if

you would like to explore what is available.

As this represents the last edition of The Sentinel until September, the

Board of Directors wishes everyone a safe and healthy summer. Be active,

get involved, and make friends - at the GWSA!

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.

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

TOGETHER WE ARE CANADA

by Leanne Guenther

My name is British Columbia

The jewel of the West Coast.

Forestry and fishing are

The things that I do most.

Hi, I am Alberta

A wild west kind of place

With cows and oil and mountains

And lots of open space.

I am Manitoba

And I’m Saskatchewan

We’re the golden prairies

Where wheat grows in the sun.

Hi, I am Ontario

The home of government

To me each year the leaders

Of our democracy are sent.

by Linda Green

When I want to ask “how are you?”

I say, “comment allez vous?”

Newfoundland, New Brunswick

And Nova Scotia -- those are we,

We are Atlantic Provinces

The three musketeers of the sea.

I’m Prince Edward Island

And I know I may be small

But without me all the rest of you

Would have no potatoes at all.

The Yukon, Nunavut and North West

Territories are up north.

Through ice and cold and polar bears

Few brave souls venture forth.

Together we are Canada

One nation strong and free

With sharing, friends and happiness

Forever we will be!

Bonjour, I am Quebec

Here French is my language too

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

August 5, 2022, is the deadline for

submissions for the

September 2022 Sentinel.

Email submissions to: sentinel@gwsa-guelph.ca

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the September issue

is on August 25, 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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We invite you to make an appointment with Kristin Dillon.

She is an Occupational Therapist from the Arthritis Society

and she will be returning to the Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre Health Room on the first Thursday of

every month starting in June. Thursday, June 2

appointments are available.

The Arthritis Society offers free education, programs and

support to Canadians living with arthritis. Individual

consultation is available through the Arthritis Rehabilitation

and Education Program (AREP) and includes consultation

and guidance on arthritis self-management, group

education, and a customized Arthritis Service Plan.

All first appointments are virtual, utilizing secure telephone,

email, or video conferencing. In person follow up care

provided as needed following COVID-19 safety protocols.

To register for a 1-1 appointment, visit the Arthritis Society

website: arthritis.ca/arep or call 1-800-321-1433 extension

3307.

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35th Annual General Meeting

Members are invited to participate in the 35 th Annual General Meeting of the Guelph Wellington Seniors

Association to be held on June 21, 2022, at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre.

This will be our first in-person members meeting since 2019. Registration begins at 1:00 pm and the

meeting starts at 1:30 pm.

Background materials necessary for voting members to make an informed decision about matters on the

agenda shall be posted on the GWSA website at least 10 days prior to the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you!

Board of Directors,

Guelph Wellington Seniors Association

The past several years have required the Board

of Directors to be agile and flexible during

interesting times. We are thrilled to see members

returning to their programs in increasing

numbers, while new activity groups and exciting

special events are launching. As the June AGM

approaches, the ending terms of some directors

invite opportunities for others to become

involved.

Participating on the leadership team is a

rewarding way to contribute while bringing your

unique skills and life experience to benefit

others. The ongoing focus on our members keeps

this organization strong, and one of the largest

organizations of its kind in the country.

If you wonder if a position on the Board is for you, please contact us now so we can share our

experiences and answer your questions. Joining the Board will give you an opportunity to influence

decisions and directions about the many different activities, programs, services and special events offered

by the GWSA. And, if you know someone else who would also make a meaningful contribution, please

connect us now so we can discuss this wonderful opportunity.

Get Involved. Make Friends, Have Fun!

Contact:

Becky MacDonald: Volunteer Co-ordinator

519-822-1260 extension 2096

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca

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Volunteer Corner from Becky MacDonald

Summer is here in full swing! Volunteers are

important to the many different programs and

services offered by the GWSA. Providing

opportunities for members to enjoy, engage

in and socialize while being active. Without

volunteers, these programs and services could not run.

There is a need for volunteers in a variety of areas from

committees, boards to daily activities. If you are

looking to get involved more on a different level while

making new or more friends, please reach out to me for

more details if you see an opportunity that sparks your

interest! Looking forward to hearing from YOU!

– Becky MacDonald

Upcoming Volunteer Awards

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 st

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 trainings can

be completed from the comfort of your home online.

Those who do not have access to a computer, training

dates will be set up for you to attend in the near future.

Please contact Becky MacDonald

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca for more information and

if you have any questions.

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.

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.

Treasurer

The GWSA is looking for a Treasurer who will work

co-operatively with others and provide excellent

service to the volunteer team. Reporting to the Board of

Directors, this individual will have a background in

Finance and Business; have some formal accounting

training; high level of organizational skills and

attention to detail. Being computer literate with

excellent working knowledge of Excel, Word and

QuickBooks to be responsible for all financial reporting

of the GWSA and to ensure the integrity of the data.

Membership & Marketing

Three more committee members needed to join the

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team. Meet on the 4 th Tuesday of each month at 9:30

am. The committee reports to the Board for all

membership and marketing initiatives, focusing on the

maximum interest of members and advancement of the

Board’s Strategic Plan. The Committee provides

content and messaging advice to the webmaster for the

website and social media accounts and prepares

monthly GWSA Email Updates. Marketing and

recruitment experience would definitely be assets, but

are not required.

• Monitors membership satisfaction

• Develops plans to improve member recruitment and

retention

• Marketing responsibilities include arranging for

media coverage and creating advertisements

• Developing promotional material

• Arranging special events such as Open House and

New Members’ Welcome - either virtually or inperson

as appropriate.

Special Events Committee

The GWSA is looking for energetic individuals to lead

the special events committee when initiated. Duties

include 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 events 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.

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

Book Nook

Chess

Computer mentoring

Canasta

Darts

Euchre Wednesdays

Euchre Friday

6-Handed Euchre

Mah Jong

Silver Seven Skaters

Walking Club

Writers Club

Bistro 683

Coffee Volunteer Needed:

Looking for a volunteer on Tuesday mornings from

8:45-12:15 to maintain the beverage counter, serving

hot drinks, assisting customers, keeping tables clean

and providing excellent customer service.

Cash Volunteer Needed:

Looking for a volunteer for every other Friday

afternoon 12:00-3:15, working on the cash register,

taking payments from customers and providing

excellent customer service.

Volunteer Link Ambassador

Looking for volunteers to increase the participation of

older adults in social activities by connecting them to

their local older adult centre. After the older adult is

referred to the centre, the Volunteer Link Ambassador

(VLA) will meet with him/her, complete the client

intake form and help to connect the older adult to

programs and services to suit their interests.

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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GWSA Group & Activity Reports

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

Badminton

We are a large club of approximately

100 members playing on a 3-court

gym with beautifully sprung hardwood

floors.

We play at both the Evergreen and

the West End Community Centres up

to 6 days a week except during July

and August when the WECC is not

available. Please check “GWSA

Groups & Activity Contact Information”

or the GWSA on-line calendar

for times and locations.

Our skill level can be from beginner

to experienced so you may wish to

plan a visit to watch us play before

you apply to join. Application can be

made through the City of Guelph

directly at the Evergreen or WECC or

on-line at guelph.ca by using the

RecEnroll program to apply.

We typically hold several coaching

clinics as well as some fun tournaments

during our season. We also

encourage folks to stay late on our

Wednesdays for smaller group

coaching and practice.

All you need are dedicated indoor

court shoes, proper gym attire, a

racket and a smile to participate.

We do have a few loaner rackets

available and free equipment advice to

help you decide. Please feel free to call

me, 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 to 2:30 p.m. For June, our selection

is “The Vanishing Half” by

Brit Bennett. At present we have not

made our selections for the next six

months. 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.

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

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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. We do not teach classes

or have an instructor, so you

should have some experience in the

craft and members are required to purchase

their own supplies. Every

Wednesday from 9:15 a.m. to noon in

Room 3. Currently there is a wait list.

See Bunkawithflair.com.

Craft Group

Many thanks to all who donated yarn.

Our coffers are now full! The ladies of

the Craft Club are now busy creating

reasonably priced items for our store.

Please let your family, friends and

neighbours know what we have for

sale as all proceeds go back to the

GWSA. Again, thank you.

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 Adam (olar57@gmail.com).

Pickleball

Pickleball is a sport in which four

players use solid paddles made of

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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 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

We are busy getting ready for the 10th

of June Open House and 42nd Anniversary

for the Silvertones. This will

also be our last practice or performance

until September of this year for

both the Silvertones choir and the

more recently formed Silver Strummers.

It has been an interesting time

getting back into the swing “post

COVID” but we are all looking forward

to performing again and are certain

that we will produce a great afternoon

of song and instrumental from

both our choir and ukulele groups for

our audience! We are all looking forward

to this GWSA big event!

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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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 at 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

COMING SOON...(for those 55+)

Seniors Mixed Volleyball

To avoid injury, you must have mobility

and good eye/hand co-ordination.

Place: West End Community Centre –

date and time to be announced

Registration: Sign up through RecEnroll

either online or visit the front desk

of the Evergreen Seniors Centre in the

month of August.

Cost per year: $60

Any questions or concerns, please contact:

Co-ordinator

Johanna van Boxtel, 416-579-7143

Johannavanboxtel60@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 & Friday 10:30 am-1 pm,

Sun. 1:30-3:30 pm

Monday & Wed. 1-4 pm (WECC)

No play at WECC July & August

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

Riverside Park

walkingclubgwsa@gmail.com

April to October

Thursdays - 9:45 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!’

MacDonald Barker, Barbara - May 8 (90)

Croft, Carol - July 4 (77)

SPECIAL WEDDING

ANNIVERSARIES

Culham, Ron & Donna - July 21 -

celebrating 60 years together

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

Mifsud, Gloria Jean passed away on Thursday, March 3,

2022, in her 71st year. She was a GWSA member and

prolific artist.

Binkle, Marlene passed away on Saturday, April 16,

2022, at the age of 86. She was a long-time GWSA

member.

Speers, Jean passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at

the age of 96. She was a member of Monday Euchre.

Felice, Joseph passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at

the age of 95. He was a member of the Snooker Club.

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities JUNE 2022

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Everyday Activities

Snooker—9a-4p

Book Nook—

Mon-Fri – 9a-4p

6

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

13

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

Weekend Activities

Saturday

9a-12p Table Tennis

Sunday

8:30a-1:30p Pickleball

1:30-3:30p Badminton

7

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

14

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

1

8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

12:30-4p Watercolour Painters

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-4p Badminton W

8

8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-4p Art Studio in 2

1-4p Badminton W

15

8:30-10a Pickleball

9a-4p Watercolour Painters

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-4p Badminton W

2

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:45a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball W

9

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:45a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball W

16

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:45a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec . Bridge

3

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10:30a-1p Badminton

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

1-4:30p Silver Strummers

10

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10:30a-1p Badminton

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

1:30-3:30p Book Club 2

17

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10:30a-1p Badminton

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

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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

7-9p Computer Club

20

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

27

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

21

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

28

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

22

8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

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

12:30-4p Watercolour Painters

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-4p Art Studio in 2

1-4p Badminton W

1-2p Intro 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

9:45a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball W

30

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:45a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro 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

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10:30a-1p Badminton

1-2:30p Book Club 1

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities JULY 2022

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

4

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

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

11

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

Everyday Activities

Snooker—9a-4p

Book Nook—

Mon-Fri – 9a-4p

5

TRIP BOOKING

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold ’Em

Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

12

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3p Shuffleboard

Weekend Activities

Saturday

9a-12p Table Tennis

Sunday

8:30a-1:30p Pickleball

1:30-3:30p Badminton

6

8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

12:30-4p Watercolour Painters

1-3p Shuffleboard

13

8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-4p Art Studio in 2

7

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:45a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball W

14

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:45a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec . Bridge

1

CLOSED

CANADA DAY

8

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10:30a-1p Badminton

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

1:30-3:30p Book Club 2

15

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10:30a-1p Badminton

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

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

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Euchre

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 Rec. Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Euchre

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

25

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

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

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold ’Em

Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

26

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold ’Em

Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

20

8:30-10a Pickleball

9a-4p Watercolour Painters

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

1-3p Shuffleboard

27

8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-4p Art Studio in 2

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball W

21

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:45a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball W

28

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:45a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball W

22

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10:30a-1p Badminton

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

29

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10:30a-1p Badminton

1-2:30p Book Club 1

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities AUGUST 2022

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

CLOSED

CIVIC

HOLIDAY

8

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

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

15

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

2

9a TRIP BOOKING

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

’Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

9

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

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

1-3p Shuffleboard

3

8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

12:30-4p Watercolour Painters

1-3p Shuffleboard

10

8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

1-3p 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

1-3p Shuffleboard

4

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:45a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro 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

9:45a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro 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

9:45a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec . Bridge

5

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10:30a-1p Badminton

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10:30a-1p Badminton

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

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

10:30a-1p Badminton

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

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12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Euchre

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 Rec. Bridge W

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Euchre

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

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

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

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

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

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-4p Art Studio in 2

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8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

12:30-4p Watercolour Painters

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-2p Intro 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

9:45a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball W

Everyday Activities

Snooker—9a-4p

Book Nook—

Mon-Fri – 9a-4p

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10:30a-1p Badminton

1-2:30p Book Club 1

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

Weekend Activities

Saturday

9a-12p Table Tennis

Sunday

8:30a-1:30p Pickleball

1:30-3:30p Badminton

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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 have a great new book to tell you about - it’s

called The Rainbow by Carly Schabowski.

While visiting her grandparents, Isla comes across

an old photo of her grandfather wearing a Nazi

uniform. When she asks her grandmother about this,

her grandmother tells her it’s not her grandfather in

that photo. However, Isla does not think she is right,

but cannot ask her grandfather as he is suffering from

dementia. Isla decides to go to Poland, where her

grandfather comes from, to visit his brother and try to

find out the truth.

Her grandfather’s brother, Andrzej, gives her some

letters from her grandfather, and she tries to put the

pieces of her grandfather’s life together. As a young

man before the war, he met Zofia and she was the

love of his life and he did everything he could to

keep her safe once Poland was taken over by the

Nazis. He was a very brave man who had to join the

German army, but he found ways to secretly help

Andrzej get Polish people to safety.

This is an amazing book based on a true story. I

was totally hooked from the first page to the last so I

hope you will enjoy reading this book as much as I

did.

Don’t forget to come to our BOOK SALE being

held in the library on June 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00

p.m. as part of the “Seriously Seniors” event. Please

tell your friends to come and see all the great books

we have for sale.

Now that we have computerized the library, I hope

you will come in and let us help you find some great

books to read. Our volunteers will be there to help

you sign out books.

Happy Reading,

Your bookworm and Librarian,

Chris Fraser

BOOK SALE

Come to our

book sale being

held on June 10

as part of the

“Seriously

Seniors” event.

It is being held in the Book Nook Library

from 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.

We have lots of books and DVDs for you to

buy and we look forward to seeing all of you

then.

Please note the Book Nook has now been

computerized and we appreciate your patience

while we had to close the library in order to get

all our books inputted into the new system.

We can do so much more to help you now, so

please make sure you come in and register

with the library so that you can get books

signed out. A volunteer will be there to help

you at all times.

Thank you.

Book Nook Librarian

WRITING YOUR LIFE STORY

I am pleased to report that there has been sufficient

interest shown in this new Activity Group, and that

the Board has approved it.

Watch for the date and time on the website or the

monthly email or the September Sentinel.

May I remind you that, to participate in this class,

you need to be a paid-up member of the Guelph

Wellington Seniors Association, and you need to

register for the program (no extra charge).

This can be done at the front desk, or online via the

City’s RecEnroll program. Additionally there will

be a $2 fee for each class you attend.

Registration will be available in August when

updates to the computer system for fall classes are

complete.

If you have any questions, please contact me

directly: Jennifer Blackie at 519-824-7204 or

jblackie@bell.net.

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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

$25.00 discount coupon

with this ad

Please call 519-821-6683

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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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Notes from the Program Committee

We are always looking for new programs to attract our

seniors and provide a variety of experiences for them.

Would you be interested in Bingo, Genealogy, Darts,

the opportunity to Play with Children or join a Slo-Pitch

League? It is possible that Bingo and the Slo-Pitch

League will be available in July. We need leaders for

these groups. If you are interested in any of these

programs or the programs listed in the Sentinel and on

the GWSA website, please contact Pat Gage (Chair of

the Program Committee) at pat.gage@gwsa-guelph.ca.

I look forward to hearing from you.

The Diabetes Support Group, originally

founded by Marg Hedley, has been offering

support to people with diabetes for well

over 10 years. Community Support Services

programming is concluding this spring

including the Diabetes Support Group

whose last day was on May 24.

For similar programming, please connect

with GWSA’s Executive Director, Linda

Jeffrey, at linda.jeffrey@gwsa-guelph.ca or

519-837-5665.

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Saturday Social Dance

A pilot project of the GWSA, looking to provide a social venue for people who love to dance. The dance is

open to the public. Singles, couples and groups are welcome. The dance will be held on the last Saturday

of the month, starting with June 25. For more information, see our website:

http://gwsa-guelph.ca/Saturday-social-dances/

Dancing burns calories, strengthens muscles, improves balance, increases flexibility and gives the heart a

good workout. Dance has also been proven to increase cognitive development. It also provides a lot of

laughter and fun.

Saturday Social Dance Committee

On behalf of the GWSA Board of Directors, I would like to thank the Saturday Social Dance Committee

for their commitment to the organizing of this new venture. Looking forward to many successful dances.

Brian Smith, President, Guelph Wellington Seniors Association

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

683 Woolwich St., Guelph

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022

(future dates: July 30, August 27 & September 24)

7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Dance to the music of DJ Rob Martine

Tickets are $15.00 each (non-refundable)

Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Tickets may also be purchased in advance by phoning 519-837-5699

or in person at any City of Guelph Recreational Facility such as: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre, Victoria Road Recreational Centre, West End Community Centre.

To reserve a group table, call Margaret Waldron at 519-835-8534

For more information, call Recreational Staff at 519-837-5699

See website: https://gwsa-guelph.ca/Saturday-social-dances/

Door prizes donated by Tim Hortons across the street at 698 Woolwich St.

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Quilted Wall Hanging Donated for Nurse’s Week, 2022

The Evergreen Quilters of the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association

received a donation of a nursing-themed quilt kit from a 1952 graduate of

the Guelph School of Nursing, Marianne Matthews, and completed it in

time to honour nurses during Nurse’s Week, May 1-7.

Marianne was a nurse at St. Joe’s, Guelph General and the Victoria

Order of Nurses during her career. She was also a life-long donor to The

Foundation of Guelph General Hospital from 1998 through to her recent

death on January 23, 2022.

Some former nurses were part of the quilting group who put together the

wall hanging and were pleased it was a part of the Nurse’s Week display

before

finding a

permanent

home within

the hospital.

The GWSA Evergreen Quilters Group.

Photo credit: GWSA staff

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TO FILL OUT A SURVEY:

1) Pick up a printed copy at the Evergreen

Seniors Centre main desk

2) Complete the survey ONLINE by clicking

here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N6LZZSJ

WELLNESS MATTERS WORKSHOPS

presented by the Guelph Family Health Team

Wellness Matters workshops continue to run ALL SUMMER! Visit our website for

a complete list of current/upcoming workshops and to view the Workshop Schedule.

The NEW July – December 2022 Workshop Schedule will be out soon – stay

tuned!

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/

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TEA ‘N’ TALES 2022

Guelph and area seniors will be excited to know that, beginning June

17, Tea ‘n’ Tales will be returning to the Guelph Enabling Garden in

Riverside Park.

The festival is returning to be bigger, longer, and with some pleasant

changes. Seniors (and others) are invited to the 13 Fridays of

storytelling, to hear 27 tellers;

some local, some regional, some

from afar, many returning, some

excitingly new.

Audience members are

required to bring a lawn chair

and their own mug for a free

coffee or iced tea, along with a

treat. The hour-long programme

starts at 10:30 a.m. every Friday

beginning June 17, but the

audience is welcome to arrive early, secure “a good spot” and listen to

the occasional music of some of Guelph’s talented youth musicians

while taking in the beauty of our spot, on the bank of the Speed River.

The organizers are also planning to add some children’s sessions, the

first being on the afternoon of July 1.

Our brand new sound system

will allow everyone to hear.

As for the past 15 years, the

program is free, but donations for

the Storytellers Guild and the

Enabling Garden are welcomed.

Clip out the bookmark for the

summer. If you have any

questions, contact Brian Holstein

at briahols@yahoo.com. Make

your subject line “Tea ‘n’ Tales”.

CHANGE TO BULK

BARN DISCOUNT

The Bulk Barn at 370 Stone

Rd. W. across from Stone

Road Mall, is a CORPORATE OWNED store and they

offer a 10% Seniors’ Discount ON WEDNESDAYS

ONLY.

The Woodlawn store, 49 Woodlawn Road W. in the Walmart

Plaza, is a FRANCHISE STORE (privately owned) and they

offer the 10% discount every day for all GWSA members.

Show your GWSA membership card to take advantage of this

special offer when you shop for your favourite regular-priced

Bulk Barn products.

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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).

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.)

Course ID: 25468

Dates: July 5-August 30

(Tuesday)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fee: Members: $63.99

Non-Members: $73.62

OUTDOOR FITNESS

Bike Wise – Monday, Friday,

Learn To

This program is for seniors of any

and all cycling ability!

Class Length: 1.5 hours

Course ID: Monday: 26141

Tuesday (Learn to): 26142

Friday: 26140

Dates:

Monday: July 4-August 22

(12-1:30 p.m.)

Tuesday (Learn To):

July 5-August 23 (1-1:45 p.m.)

Friday: July 8-Augut 26

(12-1:30 p.m.)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Lobby)

Fee: Members: $56.88

Non-Members: $65.44

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.)

Course ID: 26603

Dates: July 14-September 1

(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 (8-9 a.m.)

Course ID: 25488

Dates: July 5-August 30

(Tuesday)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fee: Members: $63.99

Non-Members: $73.62

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.)

Course ID: Monday: 25490

Friday: 25491

Dates: Monday: July 4-August 29

Friday: July 8-August 26

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fees: Members: $63.99

Non-Members: $73.62

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.)

Course ID: Monday: 25492

Friday: 25493

Dates: Monday: July 4-August 29

Friday: July 8-August 26

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fees: Members: $63.99

Non-Members: $73.62

Seniors Spin in the Park

An outdoor cycling class to get

your heart and muscles pumping!

This stationary cycling class will

provide you with a lower impact

form of aerobic activity to get your

blood flowing. This is a fast paced

program that can be modified for

all abilities.

Class Length: 1 hour (3:30-4:30

p.m.)

Course ID: 25494

Dates: July 7-August 25

(Thursday)

Location: Exhibition Park

Fees: Members: $56.88

Non-Members: $65.44

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Strength and Balance

This beginner class will focus on

fall prevention, whole body

movements and balance. It is

designed to improve general

mobility and overall strength to

make everyday tasks easier. You

can expect to see improvement in

posture. The class presents an

excellent opportunity for

beginners to start exercising with

an aerobic, strength and flexibility

component.

Class Length: 45 minutes

(12:15-1 p.m.)

Course ID: 25495

Dates: July 6-August 24

(Wednesday)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fees: Members: $56.88

Non-Members: $65.44

Tai Chi – All Levels

Learn the sequence of Tai Chi

Chuan (Taijiquan) movements

from the Yang Style 37-Posture

form. The movements in Tai Chi

Chuan are slow and meditative

and include various stances,

stepping, shifting weight, and

balancing on one leg. This

program is suitable for anyone

who has completed a beginner

level Tai Chi class or has had

previous experience with a similar

style of Tai Chi.

Class Length: 1 hour

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

Course ID: 25496

Dates: July 5-August 30

(Tuesday)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fees: Members: $63.99

Non-Members: $73.62

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.)

Course ID: 25497

Dates: July 6-August 31

(Wednesday)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fees: Members: $63.99

Non-Members: $73.62

YOGA

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

Course ID: Monday: 25475

Wednesday: 26282

Dates: Monday: July 4-August 29

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

Wednesday: July 6-August 31

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

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fees: Members: $63.99

Non-Members: $73.62

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

Course ID: 26280

Dates: July 7-September 1

(Thursday)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fees: Members: $63.99

Non-Members: $73.62

VISUAL ARTS

Nature Walk Photography

Grab your camera and your

sneakers and let’s hit the trails! Let

your creativity flow while getting

some gentle exercise. Learn how

to find the extraordinary in the

ordinary as your instructor helps

guide you through the process of

capturing images of landscapes

and its fine details. Camera

technicalities are made simple as

your instructor walks you through

the proper camera settings and

composition elements to advance

your creative eye and elevate your

nature photography. 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.)

Course ID: 26602

Dates: July 7-August 25

(Thursday)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Lobby)

Fees: Members: $86.88

Non-Members: $99.90

Gardening for Wellness

Experiences with gardens and

nature have been linked with many

health benefits: improved mood,

focus, productivity, immune

function; reduced stress, blood

pressure, heart rate, stress

hormone. The Guelph Enabling

Garden (GEG) at Riverside Park is

a multi-use garden where people

of all abilities have access and

accommodation to gardening

activities. Come explore all the

GEG has to offer through on-site,

plant-related activities with Heidi,

the GEG's Registered Horticultural

Therapist, creating take-home

projects and learning some tips

and tricks for incorporating nature

and gardening into our lives to

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improve many aspects of health.

Class Length: 1.5 hours

(10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Course ID: 27547

Dates: May 26-June 16

(Thursday)

Location: Guelph Enabling

Garden

Fees: Members: Free

Non-Members: Free

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.)

Course ID: 25793

Dates: July 11-August 22

(Monday)

Location: Riverside Park

Fees: Members: $86.88

Non-Members: $99.90

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.)

Course ID: 25787

Dates: July 5-August 30

(Tuesday)

Location: Exhibition Park

Fees: Members: $63.99

Non-Members: $73.62

LIFESTYLE

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Spanish

Learn Spanish by enjoying basic

conversations and hands-on

activities, with which you will

connect and communicate in a free

way using this language from the

beginning. Starting with basic

grammar and vocabulary, this

program will help you to acquire a

practical use of language on

context and for specific purposes.

Also, you will know and

appreciate some cultural aspects

of Spanish speaking countries.

Whether you are just starting out

or brushing up your Spanish skills,

you are welcome to join us.

Class Length: 1 hour

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

Course ID: 25791

Dates: July 12-August 16

(Tuesday)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fees: Members: $118.25

Non-Members: $135.98

QI GONG

Qi Gong

Qi Gong (pronounced Chee-gong)

includes a variety of exercises,

including slow meditative

movements, shaking and tapping,

and acupressure and self-massage.

This program will guide

participants through a series of

gentle movements along with

supplementary meditations,

exercises, and self-massage

techniques to invigorate the body,

calm the mind, ease tension, and

enhance overall well-being. These

exercises can be done standing or

seated and can be modified for all

abilities. Discover the ancient

healing practice that has been a

part of Chinese Medicine for

thousands of years.

Class Length: 1.5 hours

(12-1:30 p.m.)

Course ID: 25482

Dates: July 4-September 5

(Mondays)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Fees: Members: $56.88

Non-Members: $65.44

DROP-IN PROGRAMS

Drop-in Pickleball

Drop in and join us for a fun and

active game of pickleball. Whether

you have played racquet sports or

not, the same is easy to learn and

is facilitated by staff. Paddles and

balls are provided but feel free to

bring your own if you wish.

Class Length: 2 hours

(7:15-9:15 p.m.)

Dates: July 6-August 31

(Wednesday)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Auditorium)

Registration: Register 72 hours in

advance by calling 519-837-5699,

in person at one of our recreation

facilities or online at recenroll.ca

Fees:

Seniors Drop In: $5.63/session

Adult Drop In: $7.04/session

SPECIAL EVENTS

June is Seniors Month (JISM)

Walk and Flag Raising

Celebrate June is Seniors Month

(JISM) by joining us for a

celebratory walk on Thursday,

June 9, 2022, co-led by the GWSA

Walking Club. The walk will be

from the Riverside Park (Red

Picnic Shelter) to City Hall Market

Square, where, along our journey

through the beautifully scenic trail

systems, we share stories, laughs

and build friendships. Details

regarding the walk and flag raising

are outlined below:

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022

The plan:

9:30 a.m.: Meet at Riverside Park

(Red Picnic Shelter)

10-11 a.m.: Walk to City Hall

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Start at Riverside Park (Red

Picnic Shelter). Walk towards

playground and cross bridge

before walking up Speed River

trail. Cross at intersection in front

of Fire Station before proceeding

on Downtown Trail.

Total distance: Approx. 1 km

Walk down Downtown Trail

towards Goldie Mill Ruins.

Total distance: Approx. 2 km

11 a.m.: Flag Raising Ceremony

with the Mayor bringing greetings.

Do I need to register for this?

No, registration is not required.

How long is the walk? The walk

will be approximately 45 minutes

to 1 hour in length. Please see the

map to see approximate distances.

What if I am unable to walk to

the flag raising? You may drive

or take public transportation.

How long will the flag fly? The

flag will be raised on Thursday,

June 9 and will be lowered on

Thursday, June 16.

June is Recreation and Parks

Month

For the following June is

Recreation and Parks Month

activities, registration opens June

1. People can call 519-837-5699 to

register over the phone, in person

at one of our recreation facilities,

and online at recenroll.ca.

Gardening Exercise Day

To celebrate June is Recreation

and Parks Month, join us for a

morning of gardening and

exercising to celebrate National

Gardening Exercise Day!

Class Length: 1 hour (10-11 a.m.)

Course ID: 27631

Date: June 6 (Monday)

Location: Guelph Enabling

Garden

Fees: Free

Family Pickleball

To celebrate June is Recreation

and Parks Month, join us for a fun

night of Family Pickleball!

Class Length: 2.5 hours

(4-6:30 p.m.)

Course ID: 27602

Date: June 13 (Monday)

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Location: West End Community

Centre (Gym)

Fees: Free

Qi Gong

To celebrate June is Recreation

and Parks Month, join us for an

afternoon flow at Qi Gong!

Class Length: 1.5 hours

(12-1:30 p.m.)

Course ID: 27603

Date: June 20 (Monday)

Location: Riverside Park

Fees: Free

Family Disc Golf

To celebrate June is Recreation

and Parks Month, join us for an

afternoon of Family Disc Golf!

Class Length: 5 hours

(12-5 p.m.)

Course ID: 27604

Date: June 26 (Sunday)

Location: Riverside Park (Disc

Golf Course)

Fees: Free

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.

AVAILABLE

Sentinel issues from June 2004 up to March 2020.

Free. Call 519-824-7204.

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.

Brand new walker $125 OBO. Call Dwayne at 519-

763-9562.

Free advertising for GWSA members ONLY.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR

NAME AND PHONE NUMBER WITH YOUR

ITEM(S).

WANTED

Help wanted with cleaning up flower beds. Phone

Jacquie at 519-822-8256.

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RED WOULD BE NICE

by Claude Bilodeau

There is a certain calm that you feel when you

realize that there is nothing more that can be done.

When panic meets hopelessness and creates a

moment suspended - time stops and all that is around

you melts away.

“Sir, sir, what size is your wife?” The clerk eyed

him, in his ill-fitting sweater, nasal overtones of

disapproval as she emphasized chaque syllabe. He

knew what the clerk was thinking. You don’t belong

here.

“I don’t know,” he confessed, feeling flushed, all

the women in the store looking at him. Times before

he would stand at the entrance of the store straining

to look at the dresses on the rack. Hoping one would

jump out at him. That perfect dress that would make

his wife never doubt his resolve again. This would

not be the day.

“I better go; I’ll be late for dinner,” he said to the

sales clerk. It was a lie. It was only two o’clock in

the afternoon. There was no dinner waiting for him.

Raising his head, he limped out of the store trying to

regain his composure. I’ll be able to do it next time,

he told himself.

Feeling hungry, he walked into the food court.

The crowds were light today. They must all be in

that clothing store, he chuckled. There were too

many customers in the store anyway, he reflected.

They would not have had the time to help me pick

out the right dress.

Mustard dripped from his hamburger as he tried to

navigate his cane and throbbing knee into position to

sit down. It was a familiar bench. He had sat here

and waited for Mary before. She would taunt him

about going into the clothing store and buying her

some sexy lingerie. “Red, I like red,” she would

tease; eventually saying, “That’s all right” and lead

him to this bench. “Just sit here and wait for me. I’ll

be out in a minute.”

Today she would not be coming out.

“Let me help you with that,” said a woman as she

took his arm gently and helped him down. She spoke

softly and smiled. He wondered if he should know

this woman.

“Hamburgers make such a mess, don’t they? Here,

let me get you some napkins. It seems you have

some mustard on your sweater. Is that hand knitted?”

It was Christmas morning when he had opened the

box with the sweater inside. “I knitted it,” Mary

exclaimed proudly. “I worked on it in the evenings,

after you’d gone to sleep. I hope you like it?”

He loved it. He didn’t even know that Mary could

knit; funny how we miss such things about each

other.

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The woman came back with a handful of napkins

and started dabbing at the stain making it worse.

What would Mary think of all this fussing?

“It’s quite alright,” he said, in as mild a manner as

he could. “I’m sure that it can be washed out.” He

was trying hard to be polite. Mary smoothed out his

rough edges.

“I’m terribly sorry. Is your wife around? You look

lost, like most men I see here who come shopping

without their wives.”

“No, she isn’t,” he said, wishing he had not said

those words.

“Is that why you were in that store by yourself?”

she asked. “You looked very uncomfortable standing

in there. You looked like I am sure I would look like

standing in the tools section of Canadian Tire - not

that women should feel that way but...you know

what I mean?”

He did, but didn’t want to admit it. She was still

talking.

“Can I help you, maybe go in the store and look

around for you? I really don’t mind. Was it

something special you were looking for, an

anniversary present, a birthday gift?”

“I need to leave now,” he said abruptly. “Thanks

for your offer, but I have to leave. I’ll be late for

dinner.” He walked away, not sure which exit lead to

his bus home, but he didn’t care.

On the bus, he felt relieved to be away from her,

but her voice hung in his thoughts. He looked

around, glad that there were only two other people

on the bus. He enjoyed the quiet. He felt the damp

spot on his sweater and cursed himself for wearing

it. It wasn’t even that cold out.

Flopping down on the sofa in his apartment, he felt

exhausted. Why didn’t I buy a dress while I was

there, he sighed. A clothing store was not a

monumental obstacle. Surely, he concluded, an

obstacle he could overcome. There was still

Walmart, he considered. They don’t scrutinize you

as much there. He could just pick a dress off the

rack. Did it matter if it didn’t fit? He shook his head

angrily at the thought.

As he walked into the food court the next morning,

he knew that he couldn’t let Mary down.

“I’ll have a dark roast small coffee with a banana

muffin,” he told the sales girl as he looked over the

size of the muffins.

“Hey, you’re back,” she said. “You’re not wearing

your sweater.”

He cringed when he heard the voice, looking up to

see the napkin lady from yesterday behind the

counter.

“Are you still looking for something? I’ll be off in

a few minutes,” she added.

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He dropped a crumpled ten dollar bill on the

counter and walked off looking for a table with a

possible view of the clothing store. The coffee was

too hot and too strong. Was he always this critical?

Pushing his muffin away, he took one last sip of

his coffee and got up. There were not as many

women in the store now. This is good, he thought,

here I go.

“Oh, hi, I thought I missed you!” The shout came

from behind him as she ran to the store entrance

holding a coffee in one hand and a large burgundy

purse on her arm. “I was going to do some shopping

in here anyway, why don’t we shop together?” She

gave that smile that, he learned from yesterday,

meant that there was no escaping this person.

He brushed his fingers through his hair. Did he

even comb it this morning? What would Mary think?

“How about you tell me what you are looking for

and let’s see if they have it.” She looked expectantly

at him. “What’s wrong?” she asked. “Is it me?”

“No, no, it isn’t you. I came here not knowing my

wife’s dress size so I better just go home. I’ll get

going now.”

He turned to go, but stopped. There was too little

time left; he knew he had to get the dress today.

With a sigh, he looked at the woman. “Can we just

go and sit for a minute. My knee is bothering me and

I’d like to sit down.”

“The dress is for my wife,” he paused, rubbing his

knee, “but not in the way you think. I should have

asked my daughter, but she is so busy making

arrangements. I said I would get the dress, but I

didn’t think it would be this hard.”

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

by Barbara Heagy

“You are what you eat,” it is said.

In that case, I am goulash and paprikash,

Homemade noodles and Sour Cherry Soup.

I am sauerkraut and pickles

And bottled peaches.

I am fresh eggs still warm in the nest,

And waving stalks of wheat and oats.

I am fried chicken and cabbage rolls,

And fresh-picked sweet corn on the cob.

I am wild trout coloured in rainbows,

Caught in bubbling streams

And fried in a cast iron pan.

I am roasted turkey and breaded stuffing,

Heady with scents of sage and thyme.

I am sausages and wieners and

Flaming marshmallows on a stick.

I am smooth and sharp cheeses

And smoked meats,

“Maybe you can phone your daughter and ask for

the size?” asked the woman seeing the sadness in his

eyes.

“I don’t want to bother her.” He didn’t own a cell

phone. Mary made all the calls.

“Can’t we just find someone about my wife’s size

and ask her?” It seemed like a good idea, but the

woman laughed.

“Good luck trying to get a woman to admit her size

to a perfect stranger without getting slapped or

worse. Ok, I have an idea,” she continued, “I’m a

size ten. What do you think?”

“My wife is a little bigger, the same height, but

you know, a little bigger.” He held his hands a little

out from his side. “A little bigger,” he repeated

looking from hand to hand.

“So she may be a size twelve,” said the woman.

“Do you think that’s right?”

“Twelve does ring a bell,” he replied. “I don’t know,

I suppose it would be better if it was a little loose.”

She knew that being a little loose was not the ideal

for most women, but she didn’t say anything. “What

colour do you think your wife would like?” She

looked into his face as he searched the store window.

“Do you think that she would like a blue dress? A

green one? Does she have a favourite colour?”

Red, Mary would say, I like red. Although he had

never seen his wife in a red dress, he knew this was

the right colour. “I think that red would be nice,” he

finally said.

He got up and walked into the store. Mary would

be proud.

Served on snapping crackers

And long sticks of baguette.

I am

Salads and stews,

Muffins and pies,

Steaks on a grill,

And seafood delights.

I am Neapolitan pizza,

Hawaiian poke,

Bratwurst, crepes,

Beef Bourguignon,

And kimchi.

I am all these thing

And more.

For, after all,

“You are what you eat.”

(Thank you to George Ella Lyon for inspiration –

“Where I’m From)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Collingwood Cruise

Total cost: Members only - $120.00 (non-refundable) Code - 27792

Registration starts on Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Booking deadline is Monday, June 27, 2022 (unless sold out before then)

ENJOY A RELAXING DAY AWAY AS WE TRAVEL TO COLLINGWOOD

We will have lunch at the Iron Skillet (included) and then have some free time to explore the shops in the

downtown area. Later in the afternoon, we will take a cruise on Georgian Bay. We will stop on the way

home for snacks and coffee.

Price includes lunch, taxes, tips, coach transportation and cruise.

Leave: Evergreen Parking Lot: 9 am Carousel: 9:15 am Return: 6:15 pm (approx)

Refund Policy: This trip is NON-REFUNDABLE; doctor’s 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 Monday, June 27, 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 Monday, June 27.

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 Monday,

June 27.

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

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Port Dover Art In the Park & River Cruise

Total cost: Members only - $115.00 including taxes (non-refundable) Code - 27796

Registration starts on Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Booking deadline is Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Enjoy a full day in Port Dover, starting with a morning visit to Art in the Park, an art & craft show and

book sale. We will enjoy a famous Port Dover fish lunch at the Erie Beach Hotel. In the afternoon, we will

take a leisurely cruise on the river, followed by some free time to explore the shops or simply enjoy some

refreshments or an ice cream cone outdoors. On the way home, we will stop at the Cider Keg Farm Market.

Leave: Evergreen Parking Lot: 8:15 am Carousel: 8:30 am Return: 6:30 pm

Refund Policy: This trip is NON-REFUNDABLE; doctor’s 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 Tuesday, August 2 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.

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 Tuesday, August 2.

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 Tuesday,

August 2.

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

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Wednesday, Sept 14, 2022

Exploring Our Community - A Day in and around Guelph

Total cost: Members only - $90.00 taxes included (non-refundable) Code - 27903

Registration starts on Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Booking deadline is Friday, September 2, 2022

Experience a day of history, culture and nature on this full day adventure in Guelph. We will visit the Civic

Museum, McCrae House, Church of Our Lady and the Hammond Radio Museum. Our day also includes a

visit to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory - here we will have lunch (included).

Going by School Bus

Price includes lunch, taxes, tips, school bus transportation and entrance to all venues.

Leave: Evergreen Parking Lot: 9:30 am Carousel: 9:45 am Return: 5 pm (approx)

Refund Policy: This trip is NON-REFUNDABLE; doctor’s 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, September 2, 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 this trip as it is by school bus

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, September 2.

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,

September 2.

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

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Experience Niagara’s Wine & Food

Total cost: Members only - $130.00 (non-refundable) Code - 27896

Registration starts on Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Booking deadline is Friday, September 16, 2022

Join us for a day in the Niagara wine region. Our coach will take us directly to Rockway Vineyards, where

we can view the stunning Rockway golf course while enjoying the Chef’s Penne Pasta Marinara with

grilled chicken lunch and wine tasting.

Then onto the historical town of St. Davids where we will visit Chocolate FX. You will enjoy the chocolate

factory experience, with the opportunity to sample and purchase chocolate products. Finally, we will visit

Konzelmann Estate Winery for a seated wine tasting. Trip includes coach transportation, wine tastings and

lunch. Cost includes all taxes and tips for the wineries, bus driver and lunch.

Leave: Evergreen Parking Lot: 9:15 am Carousel: 9:30 am Return: 6:30 pm

Refund Policy: This trip is NON-REFUNDABLE; doctor’s 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, September 16, 2022, and if there are not enough reservations at that time, the trip will be cancelled!

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

accessible seating is limited. You can help 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

this trip is 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 coaches.

* Travellers who can transfer to a coach seat may have their collapsible, manual wheelchair or walker stored in

the cargo area of the coach.

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

* Lift width: 32 inches

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 has to be an adult). The cost for this assistant will be the

fee published for the 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, September 16.

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 Sept 16.

Masks must be worn the whole time while travelling on the bus.

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Bistro 683 - June 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

1

Meatloaf

2

Rainbow Trout

3

Grilled Chicken

Wrap Platter

w/ Onion Rings

6

7

8

9

10

Pork Chops

13

Shepherd’s Pie

14

Bacon & Cheese

Wrapped Hotdog

Platter

15

16

Salisbury Steak

Pork Schnitzel

17

Beef Meat Pies

Baked Ham

Salmon

BBQ Chicken

Kebobs

Roast Beef

20

21

22

23

24

Chicken

Parmesan

Lasagna

BBQ Ribs

Liver & Onions

Super Duper

Salad Plate

27

28

29

30

Cheese Burger &

Waffle Fries

Swiss Steak

Roast Pork

Cabbage Rolls

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Bistro 683 - July 2022

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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 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

1 Closed

Canada

Day

4

5

6

7

8

Quiche

Mushroom Chicken

Pork Chop

Meatloaf

Roast Chicken

11

12

13

14

15

BBQ Ribs

Tourtiere

Stuffed Chicken

Roast Beef

Liver & Onions

18

Rainbow Trout

19

Sausage &

Sauerkraut on a

Bun

20

Lasagna

21

Loaded Deluxe

Pizza

22

Turkey Dinner

25

26

27

28

29

Western

Sandwich Platter

Roast Pork

Cabbage Rolls

Super Duper Salad

Plate

Chicken Meat Pies

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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 3:00 pm, Monday to

Friday (except holidays):

Bistro 683 - August 2022

Featured Hot Lunch

$7.50 + tax

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a

balanced, nutritional meal.

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.

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

1 Closed

John

Galt Day

2

Bacon Mac &

Cheese

3

Swiss Steak

4

Veal Schnitzel

5

Pineapple

Meatballs

8

9

10

11

12

15

Chicken a la

King

16

Swiss Steak

Liver & Onions

17

18

Soup of the Day

w/ Monte Cristo

Sandwich

19

Roast Beef

Haddock Fish

Baked Ham

Meatloaf

Roast Chicken

BBQ Ribs

22

23

24

25

26

Chicken Kebobs

Cheese Burger

Roast Pork

Super Duper Salad

Plate

Cabbage Rolls

29

30

31

Rainbow Trout

Meat Pies

Lasagna

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