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The Sentinel - September 2022 — Vol. 47, No. 1


The Guelph/Wellington Seniors Association

A non-profit organization based at the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

http://www.gwsa-guelph.ca

Directors & Officers

Linda Jeffrey — Executive Director

Pat Gage — President

Donna Keating — Vice-President

Sam Marzouk — Treasurer

Brooke Gibbons — Secretary

(City Recreational Co-Ordinator)

Directors

Ken Fugler

Charlie Bishop

Wenda King

Sam Montoya

Janice Robertson

Elizabeth Steggles

Yvonne Thomas

Adam Rutherford (City Program Manager)

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.

City Staff

Adam Rutherford — Program

Manager

Jill Hunt — 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

On July 27, a new executive was elected from the Board members in

attendance as follows:

President & Chair – Pat Gage

Vice-President & Vice-Chair – Donna Keating

Treasurer – Sam Marzouk

All Directors’ biographies are on the GWSA website. Please do not

hesitate to contact any of us if you have a question or wish to share

an interest.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Brian Smith (Past

President) and Roger Stevens (Treasurer) for all their hard work,

especially over the past two and a half years during COVID. They

guided us through closures, IPP cards, getting groups back together,

when to wear masks or not, adjusting membership fees, following

provincial and city guidelines, and a lot of labour-intensive behindthe-scenes

work to keep members informed.

The Toronto CNE is a sure sign that the end of summer is just around

the corner. We will start to move indoors to share interests, have fun,

and get to know one another again.

Monthly Dances have been a huge success – thank you to Margaret

Waldron for spearheading this initiative. The GWSA dances are open

to the public, not just GWSA members. Bring your friends! Keep

Saturday, August 27, open and September 24! Tickets can be

purchased in advance at the Evergreen front desk or any recreation

desk for $15. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Check

out the GWSA website for more information.

Hopefully we can have Bingo every week in Room 4 on Wednesdays

from 2:30-4:30. Volunteers are needed to call the numbers and

runners for the call of “Bingo”. If you are interested in volunteering,

please contact Pat Gage (pat.gage@gwsa-guelph.ca). Again, Bingo is

for the public as well as GWSA members.

The Bingo and Dances will provide revenue for the GWSA and will

help keep the membership fees down. These are two programs that

bring people together, to have fun and make new friends.

There are new programs available for our members beginning in

September which include Chess, Seniors Volleyball, Write Your Life

Story, Writers’ Club, and Woven Words. Check out the list of

programs continuing in September and come out and have some fun.

Sign up at the Evergreen front desk or through RecEnroll.ca

It’s an honour to serve as your President and I look forward to

helping everyone be active, get involved, and make friends.

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

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

by writers (no political or religious topics please).

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YOUR NEW GWSA BOARD FOR

2022/2023

At a special orientation Board meeting held

July 27, 2022, for returning and new Board

members, your new Board for 2022 and 2023

was nominated, accepted the nomination, and

elected as follows:

President/Chair of the Board – Pat Gage

Vice-President/Vice-Chair – Donna Keating

Treasurer – Sam Marzouk

Secretary – Brooke Gibbons

(City Recreational Co-ordinator)

Executive Director – Linda Jeffery

Directors: Charlie Bishop, Ken Fugler, Wenda King, Sam Montoya,

Janice Robertson, Elizabeth Steggles, Yvonne Thomas

Adam Rutherford – City Program Manager

Your new Board is looking forward to a successful year for GWSA by working for and with

you throughout the following year.

GWSA Email Updates

Each month, approximately mid-month, the

Membership and Marketing Committee at the

GWSA sends out the GWSA Email Update. It

highlights a few of the exciting things happening at

the GWSA and important communications from

the Board.

You can subscribe to receive the GWSA Email

Update by completing the steps below:

1. To begin, please send an email to:

subscribe@gwsa-guelph.ca. You can enter

Subscribe in the Subject line, or just skip that

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

minutes, you will receive a message with a link.

2. Click on the link you received, fill in the

appropriate fields, and click “Subscribe to List”.

3. To ensure you really want to receive GWSA

Email Updates – and to make sure all emails are

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

confirm.

4. Once you respond to the confirmation message,

your registration is complete and you’ll receive

our Welcome Letter.

You can also subscribe using the Email Update

input form at the bottom of any page on the

GWSA website at gwsa-guelph.ca.

You can expect to receive your first GWSA Email

Update approximately mid-month after you sign

up.

You can unsubscribe from the GWSA Email

Updates at any time by clicking on the

“unsubscribe” link that is displayed at the bottom

of every update.

Membership &

Marketing Committee

This graphic by Unknown Author is

licensed under CC BY-ND

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THE EDITOR’S PAGE

by Linda Green

WHAT NOT TO SAY TO A CANADIAN

Anything in a fake Canadian accent.

One of the worst Canadian insults? Putting on a fake

Canadian accent. That’s not to say we don’t have our

own unique way of speaking, it’s just that we're a lot

more Wayne Gretzky than Doug Mackenzie.

“A-boot.”

It’s true what they say about accents: everyone has

one and you can’t always hear your own, but this

whole business about Canadians saying a-boot

instead of about is just confusing. So, don’t say

a-boot unless you want to get kicked by one.

Disparaging comments about hockey.

Be careful before you utter a disparaging remark

about a hockey player or team in Canada - a

seemingly innocent comment can quickly turn into

one of the most offensive Canadian insults. So when

it comes to insulting the sport of hockey, just don’t

do it, unless you really want to see the gloves come

off.

“Canada is the 51st U.S. state.”

Canada is not the same country as the United States.

Everyone in Canada knows this, which is why it’s so

frustrating when people around the world don’t seem

to realize that our home isn’t simply the 51st state of

the U.S. Their confusion is somewhat understandable:

Canada and the U.S. are such strong allies

and many Canadian celebrities hop the border to find

success in Hollywood.

“Canadian beer is awful.”

It’s not that we can’t take the criticism or that our

taste buds are numbed by years of drinking “moose

urine,” as the Americans like to call it, it’s simply

that we don't understand why a nation of light beer

guzzlers think they have the right to insult Canadian

beer (or German, Polish, British or Japanese beer, for

that matter). It’s a bit like someone who grew up on

cheese-in-a-can screwing up their nose at free-range,

organic chèvre. If you don’t know how beer is

supposed to taste, please keep your comments to

yourself.

“Cheese and gravy? Ew.”

If you're ordering fries and you’re asked if you’d like

poutine instead, your answer should always be yes.

For the uninitiated, poutine is a common Canadian

dish that consists of french fries topped with squeaky

cheese curds and gravy. The only real Canadian

insult is opting for boring old french fries when you

can indulge in a true Canadian delicacy!

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

September 9, 2022, is the deadline for

submissions for the

October 2022 Sentinel.

Email submissions to: sentinel@gwsa-guelph.ca

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the October issue

is on September 29, 2022.

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos

(but we’ll do our best).

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Upcoming FREE Wellness Workshops, presented by the Guelph Family Health Team:

Sleep Well (IN-PERSON) – 3 sessions

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 21, 28

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Eastern Time)

*IN-PERSON workshop only

Learn more/register online by clicking HERE or call us at 519-837-0099

Let’s Talk About Carbohydrate Counting & Diabetes (VIRTUAL)

Date: Monday, September 26

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

*VIRTUAL webinar only

Learn more/register online by clicking HERE or call us at 519-837-0099

NEW! Red Flags of Dementia (IN-PERSON) – presented by the Alzheimer Society

Waterloo-Wellington

Date: Friday, September 30

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

*IN-PERSON workshop only

Learn more/register online by clicking HERE or call us at 519-837-0099

In-person workshops take place at Guelph FHT Head office (suite 212, 55 Wyndham St.)

Virtual webinars will continue to be offered as well.

Visit our website for a complete list of webinars and to view the July – December 2022 Workshop Schedule.

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New Activity Group – Writing Your Life Story

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Here is a reminder that this new Activity Group will be getting underway on Thursday, September 8, in

the Board Room at the Evergreen Seniors Centre at 1:30 pm, and will meet each Thursday.

Thanks to all who have contacted me to express an interest in joining this Group. I hope you will now sign

up for the course. There is no charge for this but, besides being a GWSA member, you are required to be

registered in the class. You can do this online via the City’s RecEnroll computer program, or at the front

desk at the Evergreen Seniors Centre. The only fee will be a $2.00 charge for each class you attend.

To prepare for writing your life story, I suggest that you take some time to go through old photo albums,

diaries and journals, as well as chatting to members of your family about episodes in your life that are

presently only faint memories. The purpose of the Activity Group is to awaken those memories and put

them on paper as stories, which we will share with others in the class. I hope this will prove interesting for

us all, as well as being fun!

I look forward to meeting you in September. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate

to contact me.

Jennifer Blackie

519-824-7204

jblackie@bell.net

PEER LEARNING

Peer Learning will resume in the fall in person at the Evergreen Centre.

Each course has a theme that gives rise to a number of possible topics. At the preliminary meeting, the

moderator proposes a list of topics and the group may suggest others. Each person then selects a topic and

undertakes to prepare a 20-minute talk to be given at some point in the next eight weeks.

At each weekly meeting, there are two 20-minute presentations, each followed by a 30-minute discussion.

This allows time for a coffee break between sessions.

The word “peer” is used to emphasize that there is no instructor. We learn from one another. The

moderator ensures that the sessions run smoothly, and encourages us all to participate.

Our planned sessions for this fall are as follows:

FALL Sessions 2022

Monday 9:30 - 11.30 am

Sept. 12th & Sept. 26th through Nov. 21st (excluding Thanksgiving) - total 9 weeks

Theme: World Leaders who left their mark.

Moderator: Barb McLeod

Tuesday 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Sept. 13th & Sept. 27th through Nov 15th - total 9 weeks.

Theme: India - Past, Present and Future

Moderator: Andrew Webb

Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 am

Sept. 15th & Sept. 29th through Nov. 17th - total 9 weeks.

Theme: Current Events

Moderator: Malcolm Coutts

For more details, information or perhaps a little encouragement, contact Andrew Webb at 226-500-4755

or aswebb53@gmail.com

Register by Phone: 519-823-1291 or at RecEnroll Guelph

Or In Person: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, 683 Woolwich Street, Guelph (near Riverside Park)

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Volunteer Corner from Becky MacDonald

Upcoming Volunteer Awards

Volunteer Service Award

This award recognizes volunteers for providing

committed and dedicated service to an organization.

Adults are recognized by the length of time they’ve

volunteered with one organization, ranging from five

to 65 years of continuous service. Youth (24 years

old and under) are recognized for two or more years

of continuous service.

Deadline: November 15 th

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.

For more information and for details on each

position, please contact

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca.

If you are a current volunteer, you are more than

welcome to take on more than one position. If you

are not a current volunteer, you will be required to

complete the “Volunteer Application Form – online”

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

No access to a computer? Please stop into the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre to pick up an

application to complete for a volunteer position that

is of interest to you.

GWSA COMMITTEES

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.

Membership & Marketing

Three more committee members needed to join the

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

am. The committee reports to the Board for all

membership and marketing initiatives, focusing on

the maximum interest of members and advancement

of the Board’s 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.

Monitor membership satisfaction

Develop plans to improve member recruitment

and retention

Marketing responsibilities include arranging for

media coverage and creating advertisements



Developing promotional material

Arranging special events such as Open House

and New Members’ Welcome - either virtually or

in-person as appropriate.

Special Events Committee

The GWSA is looking for energetic individuals to

lead the special events committee when initiated.

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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 event in the Sentinel,

website and other avenues with support from the

M&M committee.

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.

GWSA Activity Groups

The following Activity Groups are in need of

Volunteers:

Bid Euchre

Computer mentoring

Canasta

Darts

Euchre Wednesdays

Euchre Friday

6-Handed Euchre

Mah Jong

Silver Seven Skaters

Cash Volunteer Needed:

Looking for a volunteer on Tuesday afternoons 12-

3:15 and every other Thursday mornings 8:45-12:30,

working on the cash register, taking payments from

customers, and providing excellent customer service.

Kitchen Volunteers Needed:

Looking for volunteers on any of the following days:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9:00-1:30.

Assist the Chef with food preparation, serving, and

other kitchen-related tasks.

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.

Fashion Show Volunteers

The Fashion show is returning!

Date: Friday, October 21

Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Centre (Auditorium)

Models Needed: Modeling fall fashions from the

sponsors.

Time requirements: Outfit try-on days, full

availability on event date (Friday, October 21,

1:30-3:30 p.m.)

Coffee Servers: serving beverages to the attendees

Greeters: Collect tickets at the door, direct

patrons to their seats.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of the

areas listed, please contact Becky for more

information. becky.macdonald@guelph.ca

BISTRO 683

Coffee Volunteer Needed:

Looking for a volunteer for every other Friday

morning from 8:45-12:15 to maintain the beverage

counter, serving hot drinks, assisting customers,

keeping tables clean and providing excellent

customer service.

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GWSA Group & Activity Reports

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

Art in the Hall

Art in the Hall will return this fall!

I personally want to thank Ted

Pritchard, who set high standards

when it came to putting together

shows for this venue, I am not sure

I will be able to keep up those

standards but I will try!

All of the art groups and artisans

will have an opportunity to show

off their wares and offer items for

sale if they wish. A portion of the

cost will go towards the GWSA

and staff at the cash will be familiar

with how to process these payments

and ensure artists receive

their funds, again if they

wish to sell their creations.

A contract (very similar to the

one Ted used) will be sent out to

all groups to review; it outlines

how the shows will run. I intend on

changing up the art monthly and

being present the second Monday

of each month to put up a new

show. Some shows will run longer

and we may have special presentations,

for example, the recent one I

co-ordinated of our late Gloria

Mifsud, an artist who passed away

in March of this year. Her artwork

was showcased and all funds donated

to the GWSA. The show was

a huge success!

I plan on going through the list of

groups alphabetically as presented

in the Sentinel. Please start to think

about the piece you would like to

hang, present and showcase.

Further information will be forwarded

to all groups.

I am truly looking forward to

seeing the hall light up again with

wonderful artistic creations!

Badminton

We are a large club of approximately

100 members playing on a

3-court gym with beautifully

sprung hardwood floors.

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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 Group & Activity

Contact Information” or the

GWSA online 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 online 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

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

September, our selection is “The

Girls With No Names” by Serena

Burdick. Our October selection is

“The Maid” by Nita Prose.

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

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.

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Craft Group

The ladies of the Craft Club are

very busy making beautiful articles

for our store. We will start in September

to make hats, mitts and

scarves to donate to the needy in

December. We have had a few of

the GWSA members also donating

these items so we can reach as

many as possible.

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-and-shoot cameras to fancy

DSLR models. We share a common

interest in photography as a

hobby and we learn from each other.

New members are always welcome.

Our regular meetings are on

the last Monday of every month by

Zoom.

If you are interested in joining,

contact Stu McCannell

(smccannell@rogers.com).

Pickleball

Pickleball is a sport in which four

players use solid paddles made of

wood or composite materials to hit

a perforated polymer ball over a

net. The sport shares features of

other racquet sports: the dimensions

and layout of a badminton

court and a net and rules similar to

tennis, with a few modifications.

This sport is for people of all

ages who are looking for some fun,

laughter, socialization and exercise.

It’s easy to learn, but can be

challenging for those with a competitive

nature. All levels of skill

invited. Pickleball equipment is

provided.

Shuffleboard

Come on out and join our group.

Enjoy some gentle exercise, friendship

and fun. Membership is available

to all paid-up GWSA members

for a $10 fee every six

months. Register the first time you

play. Beginners are welcome and

instruction is available. The group

plays Tuesdays and Wednesdays

from 1 to 3 p.m.

Silver Strummers

The ukulele orchestra is an unqualified

success story! There are

11

now 30 individuals who have

joined the Silver Strummers. We

welcome ALL skill levels, beginner

through advanced! We will

provide you with all the information

you will need to get started.

If you would like to try the universally

accessible and friendly instrument

of the ukulele, please contact

Ann Sneyd at 519-830-6640.

Silvertones

The Silvertones members are all

looking forward to returning to our

weekly practices again in Room 3!

They will run from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

starting Friday, September 9. We

do have a few openings so please

contact Doreen Muir @ 519-831-

8323 if you would like to join our

choir or would like more information.

Our 40th Anniversary Celebration/GWSA

Open House in June

was a huge success. The Choir performed

for the first time since the

onset of COVID under the Direction

of Ann Sneyd and our new

Accompanist, Andrea LeBlanc, as

well as The Strummers (GWSA

ukulele group) who made their debut

performance at the Centre. The

Event was well attended and we

hope that everyone had a great

time. Thanks to all who came to

support the GWSA and its many

Activity Groups!

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.

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The primary focus of the club is

to have fun, build friendships and

socialize. Your snooker skill level

is irrelevant, so don’t feel intimidated

if you are a beginner. Prospective

members may visit the

club room up to three times without

charge to help with their decision

on whether to join. While

most of the current members are

men, there is a small group of

women who play regularly

(typically on Tuesday mornings),

so ladies, don’t be shy, give it a try.

Membership is available to all

paid-up members of the GWSA on

payment of the prescribed annual

snooker activity fee. The current

fee of $70 (plus tax) buys you access

to the Snooker Room any time

it is open and to all the snooker

you care to play.

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.

Woven Words

“If you wait for inspiration before

you write, you’re not a writer,

you’re a waiter”- Dan Poynter

Using the book “Your Story,

Well Told” by Corey Rosen

(available through Amazon) as a

foundation, we will explore numerous

aspects of storytelling through

discussion examples and exercises.

We will weave our own stories

based on a technique we choose,

share, rehearse, and finally present

during the last class of each month.

Using the Goldilocks approach, not

too much, not too little, but just

right, we will learn to water ‘n’

weed, as our project captures a

blossom which truly represents the

story we wish to share. The only

suggested equipment is a journal to

jot notes and ideas.

Once we feel comfortable with

traditional storytelling, we will discuss

expansion to Storytelling Plus.

This involves storytelling with

props, draw and tell, feltboard, cut

and tell, music, movement, puppets,

etc. We are only limited by

our imagination! Mondays 10-11

a.m. in Room 4.

Writers Club

If you enjoy the power of the pen,

come join the Writers Club. We

can toss around ideas and topics to

get the creative juices flowing.

Then let’s share the resulting written

shape for constructive comments,

while enjoying the company

of others. Please feel welcome to

join the journey. We will meet the

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the

month in the Board Room, from 1-

3 p.m. There is a weekly fee of $2

for the GWSA. Contact Susan

Jackson 519-265-3246.

NEW - Seniors Mixed Volleyball

Thursday mornings at the West

End from 10:30 a.m. - noon.

$60 for the season, September to

June.

Must have some mobility and

hand/eye co-ordination.

Any questions or concerns,

please contact: Co-ordinator

Johanna van Boxtel, 416-579-7143

Johannavanboxtel60@gmail.com.


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

Kim Taylor

(kdillonrose@gmail.com)

Art Studio In 2

Evergreen Room 2

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

Bunka Art Group

Evergreen Room 3

Diane Barber (519-763-2996)

designbunny@rogers.com

Wednesdays - 9:15 am-noon

Canoe Club

John Ness (519-994-8611)

canoeclubmembership@gmail.com

Thursdays 9-noon

Chess Club

Board Room

Fridays – 10 am-12 pm

Bruce Hurst (519-831-4340)

bfhurst80@hotmail.com

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

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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

Computer Mentoring

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)

Computer Lab

Computer mentoring is a drop-in program.

No appointment necessary.

Computer mentoring is offered every Monday

(except when the Centre is closed)

from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Craft Club

Evergreen Room 2

Judy Montgomery (519-824-8047)

Fridays - 8:30 am-1:30 pm

Cribbage

Evergreen Room 3

Elaine Miller (ermiller35@gmail.com)

Tuesdays 12:30 pm-4 pm

Diabetes Support Group

Board Room

Tuesdays – 12-1 pm

Bill MacDonald (519.400.0950)

cbmacdonald@rogers.com

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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.

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

Friday 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) 2-4:30 pm

Silvertones Choir

Room 3

Doreen Muir (519-831-8323)

Choir Director - Ann Sneyd

Accompanist: Andrea LeBlanc

Fridays (alternate weeks) 2-4:30 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)

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 pm

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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

Woven Words

Room 4

Mondays – 10am-11 am

Ellen & Gordon Webb (519.835.7153)

ellenandgordon@yahoo.ca

Writers Club

Board Room

Susan Jackson (519-265-3246)

susan.guelph@yahoo.ca

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1-3 p.m.

Writing Your Life Story

Board Room

Jennifer Blackie

519-824-7204

jblackie@bell.net

Thursdays 1:30-3:30 pm

Seniors Mixed Volleyball

West End

Johanna van Boxtel, 416-579-7143

Johannavanboxtel60@gmail.com

Thursday 10:30 a.m. - noon

$60 for the season, September to June

Guelph Family Health Team’s annual FHT to Move JUMP into FALL Activity

Challenge is back! This is a FREE 3-week friendly competition for all ages with the intent

of encouraging community members/surrounding area residents, local businesses,

organizations, and groups to be more active, lead a healthier lifestyle and help improve

mental/physical health.

The JUMP into FALL Activity Challenges kicks off with:

IN-PERSON Kickoff Event - Friday, September 16 th from 1:30-3pm at Riverside Park in

Guelph

If you’d like to attend this event to kickoff the Activity Challenge and have a chance to WIN

PRIZES, register HERE.

3-week Activity Challenge - starts Friday, September 16 th after kickoff event and runs until

Friday, October 7 th .

To learn more, register/join a team, visit: https://guelphactivitychallenge.com/

If you’d like to see how much FUN participants had last year, check out the FHT to Move

2021 Recap video HERE

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SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS

OF NOTE

“Our Young Seniors”

‘We’re not over the hill; we’re just

gaining speed!’

Christensen, Betty - August 14 (90)

Hillman, Don - September 14 (89)

SPECIAL WEDDING

ANNIVERSARIES

Croft, Jim & Carol - September 2, 1967

(55 years)

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

Ieuman, Douglas Harry passed away on Tuesday, May

24, 2022, at the age of 70. Husband of Margaret Iutzi.

Member of the Evergreen Golf Club.

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities SEPTEMBER 2022

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10a-12p Chess

10:30a-12:30p Badminton

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

2-4:30p Silver Strummers

1

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:30a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-12p Volleyball W

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

Weekend Activities

Saturday

9a-12p Table Tennis

Snooker—9a-4p

Sunday

8:30a-1:30p Pickleball

Book Nook—

Mon-Fri – 9a-4p

1:30-3:30p Badminton

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10a-12p Chess

10:30a-12:30p Badminton

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

1:30-3:30p Book Club 2

2-4:30p Silvertones

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:30a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-12p Volleyball W

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

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life

Story

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball 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

1-3p Writers Club

1-4p Badminton W

6

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

12-1p Diabetes Support

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10a-12p Chess

10:30a-12:30p Badminton

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:30a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-12p Volleyball W

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec . Bridge

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

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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

1-4p Badminton W

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8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

12-1p Diabetes Support

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

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9:15-9:30a Line Dance

Tutorial

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line

Dancing

10-11a Woven Words

10:45-11:45a Intermediate

Line Dancing

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12:15-3p Pickleball

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

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

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9:15-9:30a Line Dance

Tutorial

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line

Dancing

10-11a Woven Words

10:45-11:45a Intermediate

Line Dancing

12:15-3p Pickleball

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

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

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9:15-9:30a Line Dance Tuto.

9:30-10:30a Beg Line Dance

10-11a Woven Words

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 Photogr.

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

12-1p Diabetes Support

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

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8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

12-1p Diabetes Support

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

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8:30-10a Pickleball

9a-4p Watercolour Painters

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-3p Writers Club

1-4p Badminton W

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8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-4p Badminton W

1-4p Art Studio in 2

1-4p Bid Euchre

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life

Story

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball W

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:30a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-12p Volleyball W

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

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life

Story

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

2:15-5p Pickleball W

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

9:30a-12:30p Walking Club

10:30a-12p Volleyball W

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

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life

Story

2:15-3:15p Beg. Line Dance

2:15-5p Pickleball W

1-4p Table Tennis W

2-4:30p Silver Strummers

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10a-12p Chess

10:30a-12:30p Badminton

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

2-4:30p Silvertones

30

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10a-12p Chess

10:30a-12:30p Badminton

1-2:30p Book Club 1

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

2-4:30p Silver Strummers

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INTERIOR PAINTING

… the third generation

519-821-4189

A VIEW FROM THE BOOK NOOK

Chris Fraser

The Book Nook — “A Lending Library”

We are now re-opened

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

****

I hope you have all enjoyed a good summer and

had a chance to read some great books. Here is one

you will enjoy: “Finding Ashley” by Danielle Steel.

Six years after losing her son, Melissa Henderson

moved to a new life in New England where she

spent the next four years renovating a beautiful old

Victorian house. She was a best-selling author but

gave everything up, writing and her marriage, when

her son died, and she became a recluse.

Melissa’s sister, Hattie, is a nun who she has not

seen since the funeral. After a devastating fire that

almost claimed her house, Hattie called her sister to

make sure she was alright and planned a visit to see

her. It was during this visit that Melissa spoke about

the baby she had to give up to save her family’s

shame.

Now, years later, Hattie decides that she is going to

try to find out where this baby was sent and try to

locate her in the hopes of easing some of the pain that

Melissa is going through, having lost her son.

Hattie flies to Ireland, where Melissa was sent to

have the baby, but the Mother Superior there

informed her that all records were lost due to a fire

many years before.

Hattie manages to find a nun that left the church

and she gives Hattie an idea where she may be able

to locate the child.

This is a compelling story of two sisters helping

each other and reuniting a family, of never giving up

an impossible dream to find a baby many years after

she was adopted.

Happy Reading,

Your bookworm and Librarian,

Chris Fraser

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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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The District 26 Pickleball Qualifying

games were held on June 1st in KW.

7 of the GWSA Pickleball players

qualified to go to the Peterborough Senior

Summer Games August 9-11.

Congratulations to our GWSA Pickleball

players!!!!

55+ Women’s Doubles

Bronze - Patsy Huether & Helen Breil

55+ Men’s Doubles

Gold - Fred Humphrey & Stephen Chalmers

55+ Mixed Doubles

Gold - Stephen Chalmers & Helen Breil

65+ Men’s Doubles

Silver - Ray Munro & Garry Dagenais

Bronze - Art Krahn & Charles Tse

65+ Mixed Doubles

Gold - Fred Humphrey & Patsy Huether

Silver - Rudy Simon & Cheryl Muir

COMPUTER MENTORING

Just about everyone with a computer runs into

problems. Don’t struggle when there is help

available at these weekly mentoring sessions.

Volunteers from the GWSA Computer Club are

available to assist you with your specific problem

areas.

All computer mentoring sessions are held on

Monday afternoons from 1-3 pm

Class length: 2 hours

Cost: $3.00 for Members

and $5.00 for Non-Members.

Participants pay in advance at the front desk or

register using RecEnroll.ca.

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SEPTEMBER 24

Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre

683 Woolwich St., Guelph

SATURDAY,

SEPTEMBER 24, 2022

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 519-836-8534

Or email me at dances@gwsa-guelph.ca

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

SATURDAY SOCIAL DANCE

The Committee

Margaret W.

The Organizer

Jill K.

The Secretary & Greeter

Jennifer B.

The Ticket Taker

Margaret O.

The Decorator

Helga H.

Refreshments

We have great promotors in a group of dancers who have handed out flyers

every chance they got and everywhere they went. They are always ready to

help and we are so grateful. Thank you.

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Our dances have been successful in bringing together people who love to dance. However, we would

not have been able to attain this success without the help of many people. Here are but a few.

OUR SINCERE THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING:

Dorothe F., Doreen M., Harvey S., Donna S. and Rob H. for pitching in where needed.

A big thank you to Beryl Drohan and the Quilting Group for making table covers for our event.

We asked if they could possibly do this for us and a few days later, they had them made.

And, last but certainly not least, thank you to all the people who come out and have fun with us.

Thank you all!

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The DJ was awesome.

Congratulations to all the people

who made it possible. It was

super.

Enrico & Maria

Congratulations once again on

the success of your dance.

Ross & Carol Ann

Photos thanks to Stu McCannell, President of Into Focus Photography. You can view them on the website.

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A steady stream of visitors arriving Line dancing demonstration Badminton demonstration

Wood Carvers display and sale

Watercolour Painters and Into

Focus Photography display and sale

Craft Group display and sale

Linda Jeffrey, Roger Stevens and Brian

Smith with Mayor Cam Guthrie

Euchre Tournament

Quilting Group display & sale

Silvertones Concert

Silvertones celebrate 42 years of singing

Snooker demonstration

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Green Party Leader Mike

Schreiner with Raffle prize

winner Randy Taylor

Book Nook book sale


“ SERIOUSLY? SENIORS?” A “SERIOUSLY SUCCESSFUL” EVENT!

June 10, 2022, dawned clear and sunny with just enough breeze to keep the temperature pleasant. The

event organizing committee, consisting of Wenda King, Doreen Muir, Charlie Bishop, Pat Gage, Ann Sneyd,

Linda Jeffrey and Wendi Hake (Chair), were very excited about what the day would be like after more than

eight months of planning!

The day began with the Activity Groups arriving at 8:00 a.m. to set up for their individual displays and

demonstrations. The Into Focus Photography Club, the Watercolour Painters, the new Wood Carvers, the

Quilters and the Crafters all had items for sale. The Travel Committee, Peer Leaning, Computer Mentoring,

Pickleball, the Silvertones and the Silver Strummers were included in the display areas in the gym.

Badminton, Table Tennis, Shuffleboard and Line Dancing all had demonstrations, also in the gym. The Book

Nook hosted a book sale throughout the day in the Library. A Euchre Tournament was run in Room 4 during

the afternoon.

Greeters met attendees at the door to welcome one and all, and an Activity Group information table was

available in the hallway. Prospective members and current members enjoyed meeting friends, finding a new

activity or re-acquainting with an old one. Parking lot attendants made sure that the flow through our lot was

maintained, as we had excellent interest and attendance throughout the day. By the end of the day, 45 GWSA

memberships were sold! That could very well be a record!

Volunteers were selling 50/50 draw tickets as well as the Raffle Draw tickets for a chance of winning one

of 25 different prizes. Excitement was high for the 3:30 p.m. draw time!

The afternoon concert event, featuring both the Silvertones and the new Silver Strummers, was definitely a

highlight of the day. Well over 300 audience members enjoyed 90 minutes of singing and strumming prior to

the draws. At the conclusion of the concert, the performing groups were treated to a special birthday cake, in

honour of the choir’s 42nd anniversary, courtesy of Adam Rutherford. It was very well received!

At 3:30 p.m., the first draw for the 50/50 prize took place…and the lucky winner took home $350. The

large Raffle Draw then began, with many people actually being in attendance to collect what they had won!

Prizes had been on display throughout the afternoon.

The event concluded by 4:30 p.m., and many volunteers stayed to clean up the gym following the concert

and draws. Throughout the day our GWSA volunteers were fabulous, and the organizing committee thanks

you sincerely. We couldn’t have been successful without you! Many thanks to all who helped in any way

over the course of the day. Many hands did indeed make light work.

The reward was not only the perceived success of celebrating all things “Senior”, but money was made to

help sustain our organization! The event raised $5,000.

All of us met friends, enjoyed the activities on offer and supported our GWSA…Seriously, Seniors, the

event was an unqualified success! Thank you all!

Submitted by Ann Sneyd

RAFFLE DRAW WINNERS

1st Prize - Vintage Spa-Hotel Gift Card - Lynn Raback. 2nd Prize - Zehrs Gift Card - Wayne Vokey. 3rd Prize

Visa Gift Card - Marilyn McMahen. 4th Prize - 58”x58” Hand-Crafted Quilt - Jami Combdon. 5th Prize -

Framed Watercolour Painting - Beth Madole. 6th Prize - Cheese Gift Basket - Amanda Brown. 7th Prize - Two

Tickets to Tom Cochrane Performance - Brenda Prine. 8th Prize - Thirty One Luggage Package - Sharon Mac-

Donald. 9th Prize - Hand-Crafted Quilt & Children’s Toys - Randy Taylor. 10th Prize Stained Glass Panel - Joy

Edwards. 11th Prize - Wooley Pub Gift Card - Kathy McCullum. 12th Prize - Farm Boy Gift Basket - Dave

Barber. 13th Prize - Restaurant Gift Card - Vicki Brisbin. 14th Prize - Two Bottles of Wine - Bob Barrett. 15th

Prize - Gift Basket of Facial products - Janet Trimble. 16th Prize - Family Pass Royal Botanical Gardens & $20

Tim Hortons Card - Sharon Walpole. 17th Prize - Delta Hotel Gift Card - Matteo Guidolin. 18th Prize - $50

Shoppers Gift Card & Lunch with Mayor Cam Guthrie - Peter Stea. 19th Prize - Pita Gift Card - Brenda Scott.

20th Prize - Connoisseurs Olive Oil Gift Set - John Tedesco. 21st Prize - Hand-Crafted Quilted Table Runner

with 4 Placemats - Becky Fink. 22nd Prize - Gift Basket from Fixing Gear Brewing - Harry Bishop. 23rd Prize –

Bicycle Candles & Two $20 Tim Hortons Gift Cards - Elaine Gowing. 24th Prize - Wellington Brewery Gift

Basket - Carol Misener. 25th Prize - $25 Play with Clay Gift Card & Hike with MPP Mike Schreiner - Stu

McCannell.

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$25.00 discount coupon

with this ad

Please call 519-821-6683

EVERGREEN MARKET

‘For Sale’ ads will be left in for 3 issues from first insertion

(i.e., in Sept. issue - removed from Dec. issue); if you wish

it to remain in longer, please contact The Sentinel office

and/or leave us a message. If your item sells, please let us

know so that we can remove it. NO ‘Accommodation’ or

‘Vehicle’ ads will be included in the Evergreen Market.

Such ads will be treated as advertising inserted within these

pages at the current Sentinel advertising rates plus HST.

Thank you, Sentinel Administrator.

Free advertising for GWSA members ONLY.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR

NAME AND PHONE NUMBER WITH YOUR

ITEM(S).

AVAILABLE

Walking tour of Old Guelph. Available from

Dwayne - call 519-763-9562.

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.

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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. Registration will open on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.

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

include HST).

DROP IN PROGRAMS

Drop In Pickleball

Drop in and join us for a fun and

active game of pickleball. Whether

you have played racket 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.

Course ID: 28677

Class Length: 2 hours

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

Dates: September 14-December

14 (Wednesday)

Fees: Adult: $7.04

Senior: $5.63

VISUAL ARTS

Latin American Cinema

Join us as we view and analyze

Latin American film directors,

from the 1980s to the present. We

will socialize interpretations and

comments about the films through

discussion and activities.

Course ID: 28850

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Board Room)

Class Length: 1 hour

(11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Dates: November 3-December 15

(Tuesday)

Fees: Member: $101.36

Non-Member: $116.55

Watercolour

This watercolour class is for all

levels of painters. The instructor

will work with participants on an

individual basis or in small groups

of similar interest or skill.

Course ID: 28686

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 2)

Class Length: 3 hours

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

Dates: October 17-December 12

(Monday)

Fees: Member: $130.32

Non-Member: $149.85

OUTDOOR FITNESS

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.

Course ID: 29169

Location: Riverside Park (Disc

Golf Course)

Class Length: 1 hour (5-6 p.m.)

Dates: September 22-October 27

(Thursday)

Fees: Member: $42.66

Non-Member: $49.08

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!

Course ID: 29041

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Class Length: 1 hour

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

Dates: September 28-December

14 (Wednesday)

Fees: Member: $85.32

Non-Member: $98.16

Cardio and Strength Level 2

This intermediate/advance strength

training class focuses on a low

impact cardio warm-up. 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!

Course ID: Monday: 28678

Friday: 28679

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

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

Dates:

Monday: Sept. 26-December 19

Friday: Sept. 30-December 16

Fees: Member: $85.32

Non-Member: $98.16

Cardio and Strength Level 3

Come and challenge your fitness

level in this advanced strength

training class. Focusing on a low

impact cardio warm-up, this class

performs functional exercises that

include balance, flexibility and

cardiovascular movements. A

variety of equipment is used

throughout the classes, which may

include bands, stability balls and

weights of your choice. Join us to

keep your body fit!

Course ID: Monday: 28680

Friday: 28681

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Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

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

Dates:

Monday: Sept. 26-December 19

Friday: Sept. 30-December 16

Fees: Member: $85.32

Non-Member: $98.16

Total Body Conditioning

This total body conditioning class

will challenge the active 55+

individual. A cardio warm-up will

prepare you for 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.

Course ID: 28683

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

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

Dates: Sept. 28-December 14

(Wednesday)

Fees: Member: $85.32

Non-Member: $98.16

Zumba

Zumba is an exhilarating,

effective, easy to follow, Latin

inspired, calorie burning dance

party! This class fuses Latin

rhythms with easy to follow

movements to create a dynamic

workout. All abilities are

welcome.

Course ID: 28692

Location: Victoria Road

Recreation Centre (Maple Room)

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

Dates: October 11-December 13

(Tuesday)

Fees: Member: $71.10

Non-Member: $81.80

Introduction to Strength

Training

What is strength training all

about? How do you get started?

Which exercises are the best ones?

What about form? Let us show

you the answers! You will go from

learning the theory behind the

importance of strength training to

mastering the technique behind

bodyweight, free weight and

barbell training. Our qualified

instructors will take you through a

progressive training program that

will help you gain a better

understanding of exercise and

program design, help you increase

your strength and, most

importantly, your confidence in

and out of the gym.

Course ID: 29809

Location: West End Community

Centre (Fitness Room)

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

Dates: October 12-December 14

(Wednesday)

Fees: Member: Free

Non-Member: Free

Meditation and Relaxation

Learn to develop skills to cultivate

a different relationship to stress,

including stress that can result

from managing a variety of

chronic health conditions.

Sessions include: variety of

meditation practices, gentle

mindful movement practices,

reflective and practical exercises,

and discussions on stress

Examples of mindfulness training:

Deep breathing

Meditation

Gentle movement

Course ID: 29865

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Class Length: 1 hour

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

Dates: October 13-December 15

(Thursday)

Fees: Member: Free

Non-Member: Free

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.

Course ID: 29042

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Class Length: 45 minutes

(12:15-1 p.m.)

Dates: October 12-December 14

(Wednesday)

Fees: Member: $71.10

Non-Member: $81.80

Gym and Swim

Take the challenge of on-land

strength training coupled with the

resistance of the aquatic

environment to diversify your

workout regime. The weight

bearing exercises in the gym in

addition to the buoyancy and

resistance of the water provide

great benefits for the entire body.

Course ID: 28827

Location: West End Community

Centre (Lap Pool and Community

Room 2)

Class Length: 1.5 hours

(9:30-10:45 a.m.)

Dates: October 14-December 16

(Friday)

Fees: Member: $71.10

Non-Member: $81.80

Drum and Jump

Good for the brain and great for

the body, Drum and Jump is a high

-fun, high-energy fitness program

that combines music, dance and

rhythm. Using a stability ball and

drumsticks, you will drum to the

beat of the music. No experience

required - just beat to your own

drum!

Course ID: 28826

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Maple Room)

Class Length: 1 hour (4-5 p.m.)

Dates: October 12-December 14

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(Wednesday)

Fees: Member: $71.10

Non-Member: $81.80

Falling Prevention and

Navigation

In this program, participants will

learn practical exercises for

preventing falls in day-to-day life,

as well as tools to aid in

negotiating a fall, should it occur.

We will focus on building

knowledge of the body to increase

confidence in movement. It will

include: exercises for increasing

proprioception (for the feet, eyes,

and spine) - study of walking

mechanics to invite mindful

movement - practice of ramping

and spiralling pathways for

support in falling - explorations of

how to use the limbs and body for

counterbalance

Course ID: 28825

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Class Length: 1 hour

(1:30-2:30 p.m.)

Dates: October 24-December 12

(Monday)

Fees: Member: $56.88

Non-Member: $65.44

Full Body Blast Bootcamp

This bootcamp is a mixture of:

HIIT, Tabata, Dumbbell, Booty

Band Circuits. This bootcamp

series workout will provide fun

and variety to your workout

schedule. You will have

accountability as you will be

working out twice a week in an

all-inclusive environment.

Course ID: 28830

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Class Length: 1 hour

(6:30-7:30 p.m.)

Dates: October 11-December 13

(Tuesday)

Fees: Member: $71.10

Non-Member: $81.80

DANCE

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.

Course ID: 28693

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

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

Dates: October 11-December 13

(Tuesdays)

Fees: Member: $71.10

Non-Member: $81.80

Latin Dancing

Join us for some ballroom dancing

Latin style! This program is taught

in single form. Learn the basics of

merengue, salsa, cumbia, bachata

and reggaeton. No previous dance

experience is necessary.

Course ID: 28828

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

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

Dates: October 11-December 13

(Tuesday)

Fees: Member: $71.10

Non-Member: $81.80

LIFESTYLE

Lunch and Learn

Stay connected with peers in your

community and make new friends.

Our Lunch and Learn Program is a

great way to enjoy a balanced

meal and take part in social

activities in a friendly and

inclusive environment.

Course ID:

28851 (September 22)

28852 (October 27)

28853 (November 24)

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Class Length: 1.5 hours

(11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Fees: Member: $10

Non-Member: $10

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.

Course ID: 29040

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Board Room)

Class Length: 1 hour

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

Dates: October 18-December 13

(Tuesday)

Fees: Member: $130.32

Non-Member: $149.85

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.

Course ID: 28933

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Class Length: 1 hour

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

Dates: October 12-December 14

(Wednesday)

Fees: Member: $71.10

Non-Member: $81.80

TAI CHI

Tai Chi – Beginner

This program welcomes those who

are new to Tai Chi as well as those

who are wishing to reinforce the

foundations. Focusing on the basic

vocabulary of the stances and co-

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ordination of the postures, this

meditative movement practice is

accessible to all.

Course ID: 28684

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Class Length: 1 hour

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

Dates: October 25-December 13

(Tuesday)

Fees: Member: $56.88

Non-Member: $65.44

Tai Chi – Intermediate

Learn the meditative movement

practice of Tai Chi Chuan. This

session focuses on the Yang Style

37-Posture Form. It is advised to

have previous experience with Tai

Chi Chuan movements and

foundations for this class.

Course ID: 28685

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Class Length: 1 hour

(10:30-11:30 a.m.)

Dates: October 25-December 13

(Tuesday)

Fees: Member: $56.88

Non-Member: $65.44

QI GONG

Qi Gong 1

Discover this ancient healing

practice that has been a part of

Chinese Medicine for thousands

of years. Qigong 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 boost immunity and

enhance overall well-being.

Course ID: 28687

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Class Length: 1.5 hours

(12-1:30 p.m.)

Dates: October 24-December 12

(Monday)

Fees: Member: $56.88

Non-Member: $65.44

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.

Course ID: Monday: 28689

Wednesday: 28690

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Class Length: 1 hour

Monday: 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Dates:

October 17-December 19

(Monday)

October 12-December 14

(Wednesday)

Fees: Member: $71.10

Non-Member: $81.80

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.

Participants must have the

mobility to move from standing

positions to laying/sitting on a mat

on the floor.

Course ID: Tuesday: 28688

Thursday: 28691

Location:

Victoria Road Recreation Centre

(Maple Room) (Tuesday)

Evergreen Seniors Community

Centre (Room 4) (Thursday)

Class Length: 1 hour

Tuesday: 2-3 p.m.

Thursday: 2-3 p.m.

Dates:

October 11-December 13

(Tuesday)

October 13-December 15

(Thursday)

Fees: Member: $71.10

Non-Member: $81.80

SPECIAL EVENTS

Fall Centrepiece Workshop

Let’s get your Thanksgiving table

ready to host! Together we will

create a beautiful fall centrepiece

using an assortment of fresh

flowers and foliage. This is also

the perfect hostess gift to bring to

dinner!

Course ID: 28855

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 2)

Course Length: 1.5 hours

(10-11:30 a.m.)

Date: October 4 (Tuesday)

Fee: Members: Free

Non-Members: Free

Fall Fashion Show

Join us for the return of the

Fashion Show. This will be a fun

afternoon where you see models

from the Evergreen Seniors Centre

model Fall Fashions from Smitten

Apparel.

Course ID: 28995

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Auditorium)

Course Length: 3 hours

(1:30-4:30 p.m.)

Date: October 21 (Friday)

Fee: Members: $10.00

Non-Members: $10.00

Volunteers wanted for this event!

Please email

brooke.gibbons@guelph.ca for

more details.

Pumpkin Carving Night

Pumpkin Carving at the

Evergreen! This is a free event but

we ask that participants provide a

cash donation of your choice for

the FAIR program or a nonperishable

food donation for the

food bank if possible. Come in a

costume or come as you are - all

are welcome! All materials are

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provided. Pumpkins will be prehollowed

for your convenience.

Listen to music and enjoy a treat

while you carve! Staff and

volunteers will be on site to help if

need be. Take your pumpkin

creation with you at the end of the

night or leave for display at the

Evergreen Seniors Centre!

Course ID: 28699

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Room 4)

Course Length: 2 hours

(6-8 p.m.)

Date: October 28 (Friday)

Fee: Members: Free

Non-Members: Free

Community Craft Sale

Get started on your holiday

shopping with the Community

Craft Sale. Local vendors will be

displaying a variety of handcrafted

items to help you get ready

for the upcoming season. Please

note that registration/payment is

for vendors only. This is a free

event to attend.

Course ID: 28700

Location: Evergreen Seniors

Community Centre (Auditorium)

Course Length: 4 hours

(9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)

Date: November 19 (Saturday)

Fee: 1 table: $20.00

2 tables: Additional $15 ($35)

3 tables: Additional $25 ($45)

GRANDCHILDREN SAY THE FUNNIEST THINGS!

My young grandson called the other day to wish me happy birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told

him, 80. My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, “Did you start at 1?”

After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a baggy blouse and

proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience

grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed

with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice,

“Who was THAT?”

A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like. “We used to skate

outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony.

We picked wild raspberries in the woods.”

The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in. At last she said, “I sure wish I’d gotten to know you sooner!”

A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather’s computer keyboard. She told him she was

writing a story.

“What’s it about?” he asked.

“I don't know,” she replied. “I can't read.”

When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to

keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy

whispered, “It’s no use, Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights.”

When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, “I’m not sure.”

“Look in your underwear, Grandpa,” he advised. “Mine says I’m 4 to 6.”

I didn’t know if my granddaughter had learned her colours yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out

something and ask what color it was. She would tell me, and she was always correct. It was fun for me, so I

continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying, “Grandma, I think you should try figuring out some of

this stuff for yourself!”

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The September 14 trip, Exploring our Community, has been cancelled due to lack

of participation.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Experience Niagara’s Wine & Food

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

Registration starts on Tues., Aug. 2, 2022 Booking deadline is Friday, September 16, 2022

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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 on to 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 - September 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.

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

2

Pork Chops

Swiss Steak

5 CLOSED 6

7

8

9

Salmon

Chicken Parmesan

Tourtierre

Roast Beef

12

13

14

15

16

Roast Chicken

Roast Pork

Liver & Onions

Sausage & Potato

Stir Fry

Pineapple

Meatballs

19

20

21

22

23

Rainbow Trout

BBQ Ribs

Meatloaf

Meat Pies

Lasagna

26

27

28

29

30

Baked Ham

Mushroom Chicken

Cabbage Rolls

Salisbury Steak

Turkey Dinner

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