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The Guelph/Wellington Seniors Association<br />

A non-profit organization based at the<br />

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

http://www.gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Directors & Officers<br />

Linda Jeffrey — Executive Director<br />

Pat Gage — President<br />

Donna Keating — Vice-President<br />

Sam Marzouk — Treasurer<br />

Brooke Gibbons — Secretary<br />

(City Recreational Co-Ordinator)<br />

Directors<br />

Ken Fugler<br />

Charlie Bishop<br />

Wenda King<br />

Sam Montoya<br />

Janice Robertson<br />

Elizabeth Steggles<br />

Yvonne Thomas<br />

Adam Rutherford (City Program Manager)<br />

The Sentinel Team<br />

Carol Croft — Adminstrator, Printer<br />

Linda Green — Editor, Printer<br />

George Hughes — Printer<br />

Bill Shephard, Ray Miller — Part-time<br />

Assistants<br />

All of the above GWSA members<br />

are Volunteers.<br />

City Staff<br />

Adam Rutherford — Program<br />

Manager<br />

Jill Hunt — Customer Service Clerk<br />

Brooke Gibbons — Recreation Program<br />

Director — Senior Services<br />

Becky MacDonald — Recreation<br />

Co-ordinator — Volunteers<br />

Jocelynn Desroches — Chef<br />

Don Harris — Facility Maintainer<br />

Lynne Briggs — Manager of Recreation<br />

Services<br />

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

A City of Guelph Recreation Facility run in<br />

partnership with the Community Services Department<br />

of the City of Guelph and the Guelph/<br />

Wellington Seniors Association<br />

683 Woolwich St., Guelph, ON, N1H 3Y8<br />

Tel.: 519-823-1291 / Fax: 519-823-8972<br />

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm M-F<br />

(closed Statutory Holidays)<br />

Read The Sentinel on our website,<br />

www.gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

ISSN: 0383 817X<br />

A MESSAGE FROM THE GWSA<br />

BOARD<br />

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!<br />

I love the <strong>October</strong> fall colours as they start to splash across the<br />

trees! It won’t be long before they start falling to the ground and<br />

force some of us to get raking and subsequently stuffing those<br />

brown paper leaf bags!<br />

Before I provide you with a couple of the highlights your<br />

GWSA Board has worked on this month, we want to note some<br />

important dates to remember.<br />

National Day of Reconciliation – Friday, September 30<br />

National Seniors Day – Saturday, <strong>October</strong> 1<br />

Fall Fashion Show – Friday, <strong>October</strong> 21<br />

Community Craft Sale – Saturday, November 19<br />

September was another busy month for your Board.<br />

The BINGO pilot proposal is progressing. There is a lot of<br />

background work that is being done. This includes activities<br />

like applying for a licence, seeking group volunteers and a<br />

group leader, applying for grants to cover equipment costs, and<br />

establishing procedures for the games and for keeping all<br />

necessary records. Two of our Executive Board members went<br />

on a Field Trip to Woodstock to observe and bring back some<br />

best practices for discussion.<br />

New programs include Writers Club (first and third<br />

Wednesdays 1-3 pm) and Diabetes Support Group (Tuesdays 12<br />

-1 pm).<br />

The Municipal Election is <strong>October</strong> 24, advanced polls and<br />

Election Day may impact your program schedules. You will be<br />

notified as appropriate.<br />

TRICK OR TREAT!! Halloween is also upon us in <strong>October</strong>!<br />

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!<br />

REMINDERS OF HOW SPECIAL YOU ALL ARE!<br />

Your Board wants to remind you of how special you are by<br />

including a reminder of what National Seniors Day is. The<br />

following is taken from The Government of Canada – Justice<br />

Laws Website.<br />

NOTE: Disclaimer—The Sentinel and the GWSA do not necessarily agree<br />

with or support statements in the Sentinel made by advertisers, or submissions<br />

by writers (no political or religious topics please).<br />

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The Celebrating Canada’s Seniors Act is an Act to establish National Seniors Day;<br />

Whereas Parliament wishes to acknowledge the contribution of seniors to Canadian society and<br />

to the Canadian economy;<br />

Whereas seniors contribute in many ways, including by sharing their experiences, expertise and<br />

knowledge with other generations;<br />

Whereas the contribution of seniors is invaluable and ongoing;<br />

And whereas <strong>October</strong> 1 is recognized as the International Day of Older Persons;<br />

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of<br />

Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:<br />

Short Title<br />

Marginal note: Short title<br />

1. This Act may be cited as the Celebrating Canada’s Seniors Act.<br />

National Seniors Day<br />

Marginal note: Designation<br />

2. Throughout Canada, in each year, <strong>October</strong> 1 is to be known as National Seniors Day.<br />

Enjoy your <strong>October</strong>!<br />

Donna Keating<br />

Vice Chair/Vice President<br />

Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA)<br />

MASTERMIND TOYS, GUELPH<br />

– 20% Discount<br />

Membership has it PERKS<br />

Loyalty Program –<br />

GRANDPARENT DAY<br />

Mastermind Toys are offering<br />

senior grandparents a 20%<br />

discount on purchases made on<br />

the first Tuesday of each month.<br />

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-ND<br />

Join their Free Loyalty Program and get in on GRANDPARENT DAY.<br />

Mastermind Toys is located at 370 Stone Rd W., Guelph (across from Stone<br />

Road Mall in the strip mall behind McDonald’s)<br />

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THE EDITOR’S PAGE<br />

by Linda Green<br />

FUN FACTS ABOUT OCTOBER<br />

<strong>October</strong> was named after the Latin word ‘octo’<br />

meaning ‘eight’. This is because <strong>October</strong> was<br />

originally the eighth month of the year. This all<br />

changed with the introduction of the Roman<br />

calendar. It was only the eighth month until July<br />

and August were introduced to the Roman calendar<br />

by Julius Caesar and Augustus and it became the<br />

tenth month in the year instead of the eighth.<br />

We enjoy Thanksgiving celebrations in <strong>October</strong><br />

and the spooky hijinks of Halloween.<br />

Tourmaline and opal are the official birthstones<br />

of <strong>October</strong>. The birth flower of <strong>October</strong> is the<br />

bright orange calendula, also known as the<br />

marigold.<br />

<strong>October</strong> is famous for its beautiful fall leaves but<br />

is full of many more interesting nature facts.<br />

Every year, <strong>October</strong> is a big mating season for<br />

elk, white-tailed deer, moose and even porcupines.<br />

The night sky is much clearer in <strong>October</strong> so it is<br />

the perfect time to go stargazing.<br />

Shakespeare never mentioned <strong>October</strong> in any of<br />

his plays or sonnets!<br />

In <strong>October</strong> 1884, the time zones of the world<br />

were created. This was based on the Greenwich<br />

Meridian time zone, which helps us understand<br />

time zones.<br />

<strong>October</strong> 12, 1999, was a very important date for<br />

the whole world as it was the day we reached a<br />

population of six billion people.<br />

In the Northern Hemisphere, <strong>October</strong> happens in<br />

Autumn (fall) but in the Southern Hemisphere,<br />

<strong>October</strong> falls in spring! For each hemisphere,<br />

<strong>October</strong> is in the same season that April is in for<br />

the other hemisphere.<br />

<strong>October</strong> babies are more likely to live to 100 than<br />

those born in many other months! Scientists think<br />

this might be because they aren’t born in a harsh<br />

winter or summer when people are more likely to<br />

get sick.<br />

Special Printing For Members<br />

Looking for that<br />

Special Unique Christmas Gift?<br />

The Sentinel can print a custom 2023 Calendar using your<br />

own photographs (14 pictures-landscape style) for $15<br />

(includes HST) per calendar. If you want the calendars for<br />

Christmas, please submit them no later than December 13.<br />

Email us your request or leave us a message in our mailbox.<br />

You can usually find us in the office on Monday, Wednesday,<br />

or Friday mornings.<br />

DONATIONS<br />

To donate easily, with a credit<br />

card, visit our website<br />

www.gwsa-guelph.ca and click<br />

on the ‘Donate’ button or call:<br />

519-823-1291<br />

<strong>October</strong> 7, <strong>2022</strong>, is the deadline for<br />

submissions for the<br />

November <strong>2022</strong> Sentinel.<br />

Email submissions to: sentinel@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.<br />

Distribution of the November <strong>issue</strong><br />

is on <strong>October</strong> 27, <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos<br />

(but we’ll do our best).<br />

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Upcoming FREE Wellness Workshops, presented by the Guelph Family Health Team:<br />

Let’s Talk About Assertiveness (VIRTUAL)<br />

Date: Tuesday, <strong>October</strong> 4<br />

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Eastern Time)<br />

*VIRTUAL webinar only<br />

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

Let’s Talk About Food + Mood (VIRTUAL)<br />

Date: Monday, <strong>October</strong> 31<br />

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)<br />

*VIRTUAL webinar only<br />

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

Intro to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2 - Depression & Anxiety (VIRTUAL) – 5 sessions<br />

Date: Thursday, November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1<br />

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Eastern Time)<br />

*VIRTUAL webinar only<br />

*Registration opens <strong>October</strong> 3rd<br />

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

Visit our website for a complete list of webinars and to view the July – December <strong>2022</strong> Workshop<br />

Schedule.<br />

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Introducing One City. One Voice. One Culture.<br />

One City. One Voice. Shared Purpose. is the City of Guelph’s five-year plan to improve how we<br />

communicate and engage over the next five years. The plan reflects the need for local government<br />

to be agile, effective, responsive and resilient as we make City services easier to access. It also<br />

supports greater consistency, transparency and collaboration among City departments and in our<br />

community.<br />

Our plan for improving how we communicate and engage with the Guelph community is focused<br />

on three areas:<br />

LISTEN<br />

• Improve and increase two-way, audience-centric communications and engagement<br />

• Design and deliver excellent client- and customer-centric experiences<br />

ELEVATE<br />

• Contribute to a culture of innovation and service excellence through internal communications<br />

• Build on communications excellence<br />

EVOLVE<br />

• Focus on digital<br />

• Put inclusivity at the core of City communications and engagement efforts<br />

Read the full One City. One Voice. Shared Purpose. plan at guelph.ca/plans.<br />

We want you to get involved with local government<br />

• Learn more about City programs and services and read the latest news on our website<br />

• Follow @cityofguelph on Facebook or Twitter and ask questions<br />

• Read the City News pages in the weekly print edition of the Guelph Mercury-Tribune<br />

• Participate in City Council meetings by learning how to delegate<br />

• Provide insight on City projects at haveyoursay.guelph.ca<br />

• Join a City board or advisory committee<br />

Guelph.ca is available in Arabic, Nepalese/Nepali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Chinese (simplified) and<br />

Vietnamese. We hope to add additional languages as they become available.<br />

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Volunteer Corner from Becky MacDonald<br />

Upcoming Volunteer Awards<br />

Volunteer Service Award<br />

This award recognizes volunteers for providing<br />

committed and dedicated service to an organization.<br />

Adults are recognized by the length of time they’ve<br />

volunteered with one organization, ranging from five<br />

to 65 years of continuous service. Youth (24 years<br />

old and under) are recognized for two or more years<br />

of continuous service.<br />

Deadline: November 15<br />

If you are interested in nominating a fellow<br />

volunteer, please speak to Becky in the main office<br />

on Mondays or Wednesdays, or email:<br />

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca<br />

Orientation and Training<br />

All volunteers will be required to complete the<br />

mandatory Orientation & Training. The training can<br />

be completed from the comfort of your home online.<br />

Those who do not have access to a computer,<br />

training dates will be set up for you to attend in the<br />

near future. Please contact Becky MacDonald<br />

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca for more information<br />

and if you have any questions.<br />

For more information and for details on each<br />

position, please contact<br />

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca.<br />

If you are a current volunteer, you are more than<br />

welcome to take on more than one position. If you<br />

are not a current volunteer, you will be required to<br />

complete the “Volunteer Application Form – online”<br />

at: https://gwsa-guelph.ca/1749-2/.<br />

No access to a computer? Please stop into the<br />

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre to pick up an<br />

application to complete for a volunteer position that<br />

is of interest to you.<br />

GWSA COMMITTEES<br />

Governance Committee<br />

The GWSA is looking for up to three additional<br />

members. The Governance Committee assists the<br />

Board of Directors with the development and review<br />

of bylaws, policies, and procedures for the<br />

Association.<br />

• Morning meetings during a few months of the<br />

year.<br />

• Experience in governance with a not-for-profit<br />

organization.<br />

• Knowledge of legislative requirements.<br />

• A keen interest in document research,<br />

development, and review would be helpful.<br />

Human Resources Committee<br />

Qualified volunteers are needed to assist on a<br />

quarterly or as needed basis to implement the GWSA<br />

HR Policy for GWSA staff which includes anyone<br />

who receives payment for services. Duties also<br />

include: implementing Board decisions based on the<br />

GWSA Human Resources; ensure that actions of the<br />

committee are aligned with the GWSA strategic<br />

plan. We would greatly benefit from someone with<br />

Human Resources background.<br />

Membership & Marketing<br />

Three more committee members needed to join the<br />

team. Meet on the 2 nd Tuesday of each month at 9:30<br />

am. The committee reports to the Board for all<br />

membership and marketing initiatives, focusing on<br />

the maximum interest of members and advancement<br />

of the Board’s Strategic Plan. The Committee<br />

provides content and messaging advice to the<br />

webmaster for the website and social media accounts<br />

and prepares monthly GWSA Email Updates.<br />

• Marketing and recruitment experience would<br />

definitely be assets, but are not required.<br />

• Monitors membership satisfaction<br />

• Develops plans to improve member recruitment<br />

and retention<br />

• Marketing responsibilities include arranging for<br />

media coverage and creating advertisements<br />

• Developing promotional material<br />

• Arranging special events such as Open House<br />

and New Members’ Welcome - either virtually or<br />

in-person as appropriate.<br />

Special Events Committee<br />

The GWSA is looking for energetic individuals to<br />

lead the special events committee when initiated.<br />

Duties include: responsibility for significant events<br />

throughout the year (e.g., Mental Health<br />

Symposium). The Committee sees the overall<br />

organization of the event, maintaining<br />

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communication with the Board and the City of<br />

Guelph staff, promote the event in the Sentinel, on<br />

the website and other avenues with support from the<br />

M&M committee.<br />

Technology Committee<br />

Advise the Board of Directors and provide technical<br />

leadership in support of the Strategic Plan.<br />

Production support: we need a group of technically<br />

savvy and interested members to prioritize a list of<br />

needed projects for planning and implementation.<br />

Experience in: electrician, sound tech, lighting<br />

technician, carpentry or design would be useful, and<br />

possibly computer-aided design skills.<br />

IT (Information Technology):<br />

• Make hardware and software recommendations<br />

to address employee and volunteer needs<br />

including the Board, Finance Committee and<br />

members.<br />

• Oversee a small wireless network.<br />

• Provide guidance regarding the technical aspects<br />

of the website and membership mailing list.<br />

• Establish a modest A/V recording/live streaming<br />

studio.<br />

• Interest and background experience in IT,<br />

including network management and video<br />

production, would be assets.<br />

GWSA Activity Groups<br />

The following Activity Groups are in need of<br />

Volunteers:<br />

Bid Euchre<br />

Chess<br />

Computer mentoring<br />

Canasta<br />

Darts<br />

Euchre Wednesdays<br />

Euchre Friday<br />

6-Handed Euchre<br />

Mah Jong<br />

Silver Seven Skaters<br />

Walking Club<br />

Writers Club<br />

Cash Volunteer Needed:<br />

Looking for a volunteer for every Monday afternoon<br />

12:00-3:15, every other Thursday and Friday<br />

mornings 8:45-12:30, working on the cash register,<br />

taking payments from customers, and providing<br />

excellent customer service.<br />

Kitchen Volunteers Needed:<br />

Looking for volunteers on any of the following days:<br />

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9:00-1:30.<br />

Assist the Chef with food preparation, serving and<br />

other kitchen related tasks.<br />

Volunteer Link Ambassador<br />

Looking for Volunteers to increase the participation<br />

of older adults in social activities by connecting them<br />

to their local older adult centre. After the older adult<br />

is referred to the centre, the Volunteer Link<br />

Ambassador (VLA) will meet with him/her,<br />

complete the client intake form, and help to connect<br />

the older adult to programs and services to suit their<br />

interests.<br />

FASHION SHOW VOLUNTEERS<br />

The Fashion Show is returning!<br />

Date: Friday, <strong>October</strong> 21<br />

Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Centre (Auditorium)<br />

Models Needed: Modeling fall fashions from the<br />

sponsors.<br />

Time requirements: Outfit try-on days, full<br />

availability on event date (Friday, <strong>October</strong> 21, 1:30-<br />

3:30 p.m.)<br />

Coffee Servers: serving beverages to the attendees<br />

Greeters: Collect tickets at the door, direct patrons<br />

to their seats.<br />

If you are interested in volunteering in any of the<br />

areas listed, please contact Becky for more<br />

information. becky.macdonald@guelph.ca<br />

Bistro 683<br />

Coffee Volunteer Needed:<br />

Looking for a volunteer for every other Friday<br />

morning from 8:45-12:15 to maintain the beverage<br />

counter, serving hot drinks, assisting customers,<br />

keeping tables clean and providing excellent<br />

customer service.<br />

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GWSA Group & Activity Reports<br />

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

Art in the Hall<br />

Art in the Hall will return this fall!<br />

I personally want to thank Ted<br />

Pritchard, who set high standards<br />

when it came to putting together<br />

shows for this venue, I am not sure<br />

I will be able to keep up those<br />

standards but I will try!<br />

All of the art groups and artisans<br />

will have an opportunity to show<br />

off their wares and offer items for<br />

sale if they wish. A portion of the<br />

cost will go towards the GWSA<br />

and staff at the cash will be familiar<br />

with how to process these payments<br />

and ensure artists receive<br />

their funds, again if they<br />

wish to sell their creations.<br />

A contract (very similar to the<br />

one Ted used) will be sent out to<br />

all groups to review; it outlines<br />

how the shows will run. I intend on<br />

changing up the art monthly and<br />

being present the second Monday<br />

of each month to put up a new<br />

show. Some shows will run longer<br />

and we may have special presentations,<br />

for example, the recent one I<br />

co-ordinated of our late Gloria<br />

Mifsud, an artist who passed away<br />

in March of this year. Her artwork<br />

was showcased and all funds donated<br />

to the GWSA. The show was<br />

a huge success!<br />

I plan on going through the list of<br />

groups alphabetically as presented<br />

in the Sentinel. Please start to think<br />

about the piece you would like to<br />

hang, present and showcase.<br />

Further information will be forwarded<br />

to all groups.<br />

I am truly looking forward to<br />

seeing the hall light up again with<br />

wonderful artistic creations!<br />

Badminton<br />

We are a large club of approximately<br />

100 members playing on a<br />

3-court gym with beautifully<br />

sprung hardwood floors.<br />

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We play at both the Evergreen<br />

and the West End Community<br />

Centres up to 6 days a week except<br />

during July and August when the<br />

WECC is not available. Please<br />

check “GWSA Group & Activity<br />

Contact Information” or the<br />

GWSA online calendar for times<br />

and locations.<br />

Our skill level can be from beginner<br />

to experienced so you may<br />

wish to plan a visit to watch us<br />

play before you apply to join. Application<br />

can be made through the<br />

City of Guelph directly at the Evergreen<br />

or WECC or online at<br />

guelph.ca by using the RecEnroll<br />

program to apply.<br />

We typically hold several coaching<br />

clinics as well as some fun<br />

tournaments during our season. We<br />

also encourage folks to stay late on<br />

Wednesdays for smaller group<br />

coaching and practice.<br />

All you need are dedicated indoor<br />

court shoes, proper gym attire,<br />

a racket and a smile to participate.<br />

We do have a few loaner<br />

rackets available and free equipment<br />

advice to help you decide.<br />

Please feel free to call me, Jeff<br />

Millard, 519-993-1362.<br />

Book Club 1<br />

Our group meets in the Board<br />

Room on the last Friday of each<br />

month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.<br />

For <strong>October</strong>, our selection is “The<br />

Maid” by Nita Prose. Our November<br />

selection is “The Violin Conspiracy”<br />

by Brendon Slocumb.<br />

Monthly fee is $3.00. At present,<br />

we have a waiting list.<br />

Bridge<br />

GWSA welcomes all Bridge players<br />

with a basic knowledge of the<br />

game to enjoy playing bridge in a<br />

friendly and comfortable environment.<br />

We offer both Recreational<br />

and Duplicate Bridge.<br />

No partner? No problem! We mix<br />

and mingle with a room full of eager<br />

players so that everyone has a<br />

partner for any of our regularly<br />

scheduled games.<br />

Bridge-Recreational<br />

Join us for recreational bridge in<br />

the afternoon or evening.<br />

Mondays 12:30-3:15 pm (WECC)<br />

Tuesdays 6:30-9:00 pm Evergreen<br />

Room 3<br />

Thursdays 12:30-3:30 pm Evergreen<br />

Room 3<br />

Bridge-Duplicate<br />

This group is for individuals who<br />

have already taken bridge lessons<br />

and would like to work on improving<br />

their game. Volunteers are on<br />

hand to coach you.<br />

We request you know the Bidding<br />

Basics. We will make you<br />

comfortable playing Duplicate<br />

Bridge with Duplicate Boards and<br />

using Bidding Boxes.<br />

Fridays 9:00-11:30 am, Evergreen<br />

Room 3.<br />

Bunka<br />

Bunka embroidery is created by<br />

using a unique combination of<br />

punch needle and special silk-like<br />

rayon thread. When completed,<br />

many pictures resemble delicately<br />

shaded paintings. In fact, the needle<br />

is held and operates in much<br />

the same manner as an artist’s<br />

brush or pencil. We do not teach<br />

classes or have an instructor, so<br />

you should have some experience<br />

in the craft and members are required<br />

to purchase their own supplies.<br />

Every Wednesday from 9:15<br />

a.m. to noon in Room 3. Currently<br />

there is a wait list.<br />

See Bunkawithflair.com.<br />

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Craft Group<br />

The ladies of the Craft Club are<br />

very busy making beautiful articles<br />

for our store. We will start in September<br />

to make hats, mitts and<br />

scarves to donate to the needy in<br />

December. We have had a few of<br />

the GWSA members also donating<br />

these items so we can reach as<br />

many as possible.<br />

Guelph Wood Carving Club<br />

est. Circa 1986<br />

A well-established wood carving<br />

club of mostly seniors (both men<br />

and women) has operated in the<br />

Guelph area for decades.<br />

We do carving in the round, like<br />

cartoon characters, birds and wildlife,<br />

spoons, bowls, etc.<br />

Other carving techniques include<br />

relief carving, marquetry, and pyrography.<br />

Training available.<br />

Meets Monday evening 6:00 pm-<br />

9:00 pm in Evergreen Room 2.<br />

Cribbage<br />

Come on out on a Tuesday afternoon<br />

for a friendly game of Cribbage<br />

in Room 3 of the Evergreen<br />

Centre. The room is open at 12:30<br />

pm and we start playing at 1:00<br />

pm. Everyone is welcome and play<br />

8 games with prizes at the end of<br />

the afternoon. If you are not sure of<br />

how to play, we have instructors to<br />

help.<br />

Line Dancing<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Phyllis Carnochan<br />

(519-836-9415)<br />

Donna Holmes (519-831-0943)<br />

Monday Classes<br />

9:15 to 9:30 am - Line Dance Step<br />

Tutorial [brief review of steps]<br />

9:30 to 10:30 am – Beginners<br />

[Beyond the Basics]<br />

10:45 to 11:45 am - Intermediate<br />

[Are you up for a challenge?]<br />

Thursday Classes<br />

1:00 to 2:00 pm - Introduction to<br />

Line Dancing [No experience<br />

needed]<br />

2:15 to 3:15 pm – Beginners<br />

[Beyond the Basics]<br />

The cost is $2.00 each time you<br />

come. Sign up for line dancing at<br />

519-822-1260 ext. 2694.<br />

Into Focus Photography<br />

We are a friendly group of amateur<br />

photographers with equipment<br />

ranging from mobile phones and<br />

point-and-shoot cameras to fancy<br />

DSLR models. We share a common<br />

interest in photography as a<br />

hobby and we learn from each other.<br />

New members are always welcome.<br />

Our regular meetings are on<br />

the last Monday of every month by<br />

Zoom.<br />

If you are interested in joining,<br />

contact Stu McCannell<br />

(smccannell@rogers.com).<br />

Pickleball<br />

Pickleball is a sport in which four<br />

players use solid paddles made of<br />

wood or composite materials to hit<br />

a perforated polymer ball over a<br />

net. The sport shares features of<br />

other racquet sports: the dimensions<br />

and layout of a badminton<br />

court and a net and rules similar to<br />

tennis, with a few modifications.<br />

This sport is for people of all<br />

ages who are looking for some fun,<br />

laughter, socialization and exercise.<br />

It’s easy to learn, but can be<br />

challenging for those with a competitive<br />

nature. All levels of skill<br />

invited. Pickleball equipment is<br />

provided.<br />

Shuffleboard<br />

Come on out and join our group.<br />

Enjoy some gentle exercise, friendship<br />

and fun. Membership is available<br />

to all paid-up GWSA members<br />

for a $10 fee every six<br />

months. Register the first time you<br />

play. Beginners are welcome and<br />

instruction is available. The group<br />

plays Tuesdays and Wednesdays<br />

from 1 to 3 p.m.<br />

Silver Strummers<br />

The ukulele orchestra is an unqualified<br />

success story! There are<br />

now 30 individuals who have<br />

11<br />

joined the Silver Strummers. We<br />

welcome ALL skill levels, beginner<br />

through advanced! We will<br />

provide you with all the information<br />

you will need to get started.<br />

If you would like to try the universally<br />

accessible and friendly instrument<br />

of the ukulele, please contact<br />

Ann Sneyd at 519-830-6640.<br />

Silvertones<br />

The Silvertones members have returned<br />

to our weekly practices<br />

again in Room 3! They will run<br />

from 2 to 4 p.m. We do have a few<br />

openings so please contact Doreen<br />

Muir @ 519-831- 8323 if you<br />

would like to join our choir<br />

or would like more information.<br />

Evergreen Snooker Club<br />

The Evergreen Snooker Club is<br />

composed of a group of active,<br />

friendly players with skill levels<br />

covering the full spectrum from<br />

learner/beginner to accomplished<br />

player. If you are interested in<br />

learning the game, or have played<br />

in the past and want to get back<br />

into it, please drop by the Snooker<br />

Room. You will be assured a warm<br />

welcome and a place to try your<br />

hand at one of our three tables. The<br />

Snooker Room is open weekdays<br />

between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm and<br />

any other time the Evergreen Centre<br />

may be open.<br />

The primary focus of the club is<br />

to have fun, build friendships and<br />

socialize. Your snooker skill level<br />

is irrelevant, so don’t feel intimidated<br />

if you are a beginner. Prospective<br />

members may visit the<br />

club room up to three times without<br />

charge to help with their decision<br />

on whether to join. While<br />

most of the current members are<br />

men, there is a small group of<br />

women who play regularly<br />

(typically on Tuesday mornings),<br />

so ladies, don’t be shy, give it a<br />

try.<br />

Membership is available to all<br />

paid-up members of the GWSA on<br />

payment of the prescribed annual<br />

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snooker activity fee. The current<br />

fee of $70 (plus tax) buys you access<br />

to the Snooker Room any time<br />

it is open and to all the snooker<br />

you care to play.<br />

Texas Hold ’Em<br />

Why not come out and have fun<br />

with us? We are averaging about<br />

16 players a week. We are situated<br />

in the Dining Room. We charge $2<br />

per week and pretty well all of that<br />

goes back to the GWSA. We play<br />

Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.<br />

Each player starts off with $500<br />

in real casino chips, and, as we do<br />

not play for money, we work on a<br />

point system. The one with the<br />

most points each week is the winner.<br />

We play until there is only one<br />

player left or 8:30 pm comes,<br />

whichever is first.<br />

We will gladly teach anyone who<br />

is interested in playing. Just follow<br />

the laughter to find us. We welcome<br />

everyone who wants to play<br />

and enjoys company.<br />

We have quite a few ladies playing<br />

at present and would always<br />

welcome more. We do not want to<br />

become a men’s club! Remember,<br />

you have to be a member of the<br />

GWSA to play.<br />

Watercolour Painters<br />

The Evergreen Watercolour Painters<br />

provides an opportunity for watercolour<br />

painters to practise their<br />

hobby along with others sharing<br />

the same interest, while encouraging<br />

one another and receiving information,<br />

ideas and inspiration.<br />

While we do not offer classes or<br />

lessons, we welcome accomplished<br />

watercolour painters. There is a<br />

small annual membership fee and<br />

membership with the GWSA is<br />

required. We meet in Room 2 from<br />

12:30 to 4 p.m. on the 1st and 5th<br />

Wednesday of the month, and from<br />

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the third<br />

Wednesday.<br />

Walking Club<br />

Do you like to walk during the<br />

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spring, summer and fall? Do you<br />

like to have company when you<br />

walk?<br />

If so, joining the Walking Club is<br />

a great way to exercise with lots of<br />

fresh air, enjoy nature and beautiful<br />

scenery, and make new friends,<br />

all while discovering the trails in<br />

the area.<br />

You can register for the Walking<br />

Club’s <strong>2022</strong> walking season online<br />

through RecEnroll or at the front<br />

desk of the Evergreen Centre. The<br />

annual fee is $10 and you must be<br />

an active member of the GWSA.<br />

We meet in Riverside Park on<br />

Thursday mornings at 9:45 am to<br />

register and collect any entrance<br />

fees. Then we depart at 10:00 am<br />

sharp. Walks are on…rain or shine.<br />

Walks start at Riverside Park OR<br />

we drive to one of the many wonderful<br />

Guelph Walking Trails or<br />

nearby Conservation Areas. Walks<br />

are at your own pace and you<br />

must arrange your own transportation<br />

to the Trail Head.<br />

If you are interested in helping<br />

with this group or would like any<br />

additional information, please contact:<br />

walkingclubgwsa@gmail.com.<br />

Woven Words<br />

“If you wait for inspiration before<br />

you write, you’re not a writer,<br />

you’re a waiter”- Dan Poynter<br />

Using the book “Your Story,<br />

Well Told” by Corey Rosen<br />

(available through Amazon) as a<br />

foundation, we will explore numerous<br />

aspects of storytelling through<br />

discussion examples and exercises.<br />

We will weave our own stories<br />

based on a technique we choose,<br />

share, rehearse, and finally present<br />

during the last class of each month.<br />

Using the Goldilocks approach, not<br />

too much, not too little, but just<br />

right, we will learn to water ‘n’<br />

weed, as our project captures a<br />

blossom which truly represents the<br />

story we wish to share. The only<br />

suggested equipment is a journal to<br />

jot notes and ideas.<br />

Once we feel comfortable with<br />

traditional storytelling, we will discuss<br />

expansion to Storytelling Plus.<br />

This involves storytelling with<br />

props, draw and tell, feltboard, cut<br />

and tell, music, movement, puppets,<br />

etc. We are only limited by<br />

our imagination! Mondays 10-11<br />

a.m. in Room 4.<br />

Writers Club<br />

If you enjoy the power of the pen,<br />

come join the Writers Club. We<br />

can toss around ideas and topics to<br />

get the creative juices flowing.<br />

Then let’s share the resulting written<br />

shape for constructive comments,<br />

while enjoying the company<br />

of others. Please feel welcome to<br />

join the journey. We will meet the<br />

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the<br />

month in the Board Room, from 1-<br />

3 p.m. There is a weekly fee of $2<br />

for the GWSA. Contact Susan<br />

Jackson 519-265-3246.<br />

NEW - Seniors Mixed Volleyball<br />

Thursday mornings at the West<br />

End from 10:30 a.m. - noon.<br />

$60 for the season, September to<br />

June.<br />

Must have some mobility and<br />

hand/eye co-ordination.<br />

Any questions or concerns,<br />

please contact: Co-ordinator<br />

Johanna van Boxtel, 416-579-7143<br />

Johannavanboxtel60@gmail.com.<br />

Be active.<br />

Get<br />

involved.<br />

Make<br />

friends.


GWSA Groups & Activities Contact Information<br />

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

Art In The Hall<br />

Kim Taylor<br />

(kdillonrose@gmail.com)<br />

Art Studio In 2<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Nora Kelly norakelly1@hotmail.com<br />

Every 2 nd & 4 th Wed. 1-4 pm<br />

Badminton<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Jeff Millard (519-993-1362)<br />

Tues. 7-9:30 pm<br />

Thurs. & Fri. 10:30 am-1 pm,<br />

Sun. 1:30-3:30 pm<br />

Mon. & Wed. 1-4 pm (WECC)<br />

No play at WECC July & August<br />

Casual Bicycling<br />

Various Locations in and<br />

around Guelph<br />

John Ness jolyness4952@gmail.com<br />

Wed. - May 1-Oct. 31 - 9:00 am-noon<br />

Bunka Art Group<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

Diane Barber (519-763-2996)<br />

designbunny@rogers.com<br />

Wednesdays - 9:15 am-noon<br />

Canoe Club<br />

John Ness (519-994-8611)<br />

canoeclubmembership@gmail.com<br />

Thursdays 9-noon<br />

Chess Club<br />

Board Room<br />

2nd & 4th Fridays – 10 am-12 pm<br />

Bruce Hurst (519-831-4340)<br />

bfhurst80@hotmail.com<br />

Computer Club<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

Ross Knechtel (226-706-4058)<br />

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)<br />

January, March, May<br />

2nd Monday - 7:00-9:00 pm<br />

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Bid Euchre on Thursdays<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Phyllis Goodhew<br />

(phyllisgoodhew@gmail.com)<br />

Thursdays 1 pm-4 pm<br />

Book Club 1<br />

Board Room<br />

Veronica Sanche (519-767-9991)<br />

Last Friday of month - 1-2:30 pm<br />

Book Club 2<br />

Board Room<br />

Christine Trimble (519-823-2086)<br />

2nd Friday of month - 1-3:30 pm<br />

Bridge - Recreational<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

gwsa.bridge@gmail.com<br />

Mondays - 12:30-3:15 pm (WECC)<br />

Tuesdays - 6:30-9:00 pm<br />

Thursdays - 12:30-3:30 pm<br />

Bridge - Duplicate<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

2paulinesmith@gmail.com<br />

Fridays - 9:00-11:30 am<br />

Computer Mentoring<br />

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)<br />

Computer Lab<br />

Computer mentoring is a drop-in program.<br />

No appointment necessary.<br />

Computer mentoring is offered every Monday<br />

(except when the Centre is closed)<br />

from 1:00 to 3:00 pm<br />

Craft Club<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Judy Montgomery (519-824-8047)<br />

Fridays - 8:30 am-1:30 pm<br />

Cribbage<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

Elaine Miller (ermiller35@gmail.com)<br />

Tuesdays 12:30 pm-4 pm<br />

Diabetes Support Group<br />

Board Room<br />

Tuesdays – 12-1 pm<br />

Bill MacDonald (519.400.0950)<br />

cbmacdonald@rogers.com<br />

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Euchre on Monday<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

Earl Mead (lemead41@outlook.com)<br />

Mondays - 1:00-3:00 pm<br />

Euchre on Friday<br />

Evergreen Room 4<br />

Peter Smith (519-217-8986)<br />

Fridays - 1:00-4:00 pm<br />

Golf<br />

Tom Kane (519-827-1475)<br />

Mondays, May to September<br />

Into Focus Photography<br />

Evergreen Room 4<br />

Stu McCannell (smccannell@rogers.com)<br />

last Monday of every month—2:30-5 pm<br />

$24.00 a year<br />

Line Dancing<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Phyllis (519-836-9415)<br />

Donna (519-831-0943)<br />

Mondays – 9:15 to noon<br />

Thursdays – 1:00 to 3:15 p.m.<br />

Peer Learning<br />

Barb McLeod (519-823-2531)<br />

Andrew Webb (226-500-4755)<br />

Sessions in September <strong>2022</strong><br />

Pickleball<br />

Rudy Simon<br />

gwsapickleball@gmail.com<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Monday 12:15 – 3 p.m.<br />

Tuesday 8:30 am – 12:30 p.m.<br />

Wednesday 8:30 – 10:00 am<br />

Thursday 8:30 - 10:30 am<br />

Friday 8:30 – 10:30 am and 1 – 4 pm<br />

Sunday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm<br />

West End Comm. Centre<br />

Tues. - noon-4:00 pm (advanced play)<br />

Thurs. - 2:15-5:00 pm (all levels of play)<br />

Quilting<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Beryl Drohan (519-827-0120)<br />

Mondays - 12:30-4:00 pm<br />

Rug Hooking<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Kathy McCallum<br />

kamccallum28@gmail.com<br />

Tuesdays 12-4 pm<br />

Shuffleboard<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Elaine Bigam (519-824-6498)<br />

elainebigam@gmail.com<br />

Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 1-3 pm<br />

Silver Strummers<br />

Room 3<br />

Ann Sneyd 519-830-6640<br />

Fridays - Beginners 12-1 pm<br />

Experienced 1-2 pm<br />

Silvertones Choir<br />

Room 3<br />

Doreen Muir (519-831-8323)<br />

Choir Director - Ann Sneyd<br />

Accompanist: Andrea LeBlanc<br />

Fridays 2-4 pm<br />

Ski Club<br />

Evergreen Parking Lot by<br />

The Enabling Garden<br />

Bob Shearer 519-831-4093<br />

bob.shearer@xplornet.ca<br />

Mondays from January to the end of March<br />

8:00 am car pool at Evergreen to Blue Mountain<br />

6:00 pm return to Evergreen<br />

Evergreen Snooker Club<br />

Evergreen Snooker Room<br />

Nick Harris (519-836-4547)<br />

Daily - 9:00 am-4:00 pm<br />

Table Tennis<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Petr Vales (ttguelph@outlook.com)<br />

Evergreen:<br />

Monday - 3-6:15 pm<br />

Wednesday - 10 am-1 pm<br />

Saturday - 9:00 am-12:00 noon<br />

West End: Friday - 1:00-4:00 pm<br />

(WECC - except July/August)<br />

Texas Hold ’Em Poker<br />

Bistro 683<br />

Paul Phillips (416-996-2112)<br />

Bruno Szafran (519-823-2317)<br />

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 pm<br />

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Walking Club<br />

Riverside Park<br />

walkingclubgwsa@gmail.com<br />

April to <strong>October</strong><br />

Thursdays - 9:45 am-12:30 pm<br />

Watercolour Painters Club<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Mary Mulholland (519-836-4889)<br />

watercolourclub@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

1st and 5th Wednesday of the month - 12:30-4 pm<br />

Third Wednesday - 9 am to 4 pm<br />

Membership $30/yr + hst<br />

West End Art Group<br />

Rm 2 West End Comm. Centre<br />

Nancy Baker (519-822-6653)<br />

Tuesdays - 12:30-4:00 pm<br />

September – June<br />

Membership $10/yr + hst<br />

West Hills Art Group<br />

Rm 2 West End Comm. Centre<br />

Dale Vardy (519-823-5746)<br />

bdvardy@rogers.com<br />

September - June<br />

Thursdays - noon-4:00 pm<br />

Membership $25.00 + hst<br />

Wood Carving Group<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Ken Fugler (fugler@rogers.com)<br />

Monday – 6-9 pm<br />

Woven Words<br />

Room 4<br />

Ellen & Gordon Webb (519.835.7153)<br />

ellenandgordon@yahoo.ca<br />

Mondays – 10am-11 am<br />

Writers Club<br />

Board Room<br />

Susan Jackson (519-265-3246)<br />

susan.guelph@yahoo.ca<br />

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1-3 p.m.<br />

Writing Your Life Story<br />

Board Room<br />

Jennifer Blackie<br />

519-824-7204<br />

jblackie@bell.net<br />

Thursdays 1:30-3:30 pm<br />

Seniors Mixed Volleyball<br />

West End<br />

Johanna van Boxtel, 416-579-7143<br />

Johannavanboxtel60@gmail.com<br />

Thursday 10:30 a.m. - noon<br />

$60 for the season, September to June<br />

An elderly couple returned to a<br />

Mercedes dealership to find that the<br />

salesman had just sold the car they were<br />

interested in to a beautiful, shapely<br />

blonde.<br />

“I thought you said you would hold that<br />

car till we raised the $75,000 asking price,” said the older gentleman. “Yet I just<br />

heard you closing the deal for $65,000 to that lovely young lady there. You<br />

insisted there could be no discount on this model.”<br />

“Well, what can I tell you? She had the ready cash, and just look at her, how<br />

could I resist?” replied the grinning salesman.<br />

Just then the young woman approached the older couple and handed them the<br />

keys.<br />

“There you go,” she said with a wink. “I told you I could get this joker to drop<br />

the price! See you later grandpa.”<br />

Never underestimate the elderly!<br />

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SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS<br />

OF NOTE<br />

“Our Young Seniors”<br />

‘We’re not over the hill; we’re just<br />

gaining speed!’<br />

SPECIAL WEDDING<br />

ANNIVERSARIES<br />

Paxman, Len and Pat -<br />

celebrating 76 years<br />

of marriage<br />

(Oct. 19, 1946)<br />

If you have a birthday or anniversary<br />

that you would like to include in the<br />

Sentinel, please let us know the month<br />

before.<br />

This column is NOT done automatically.<br />

We DON’T have access to your<br />

personal information.<br />

“Passages”<br />

We would like to convey our condolences<br />

to Association Members and their Families<br />

Iand, Ronald Edward passed away on Monday,<br />

August 29, <strong>2022</strong>, at the age of 78. He was a member<br />

of the Texas Hold ‘Em Poker group.<br />

Rooke, Stephen John passed away on Sunday,<br />

September 4, <strong>2022</strong>, at the age of 60. He was the son<br />

of Mike and Dora Rooke.<br />

HRH Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday,<br />

September 8, <strong>2022</strong>, at the age of 96.<br />

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities OCTOBER <strong>2022</strong><br />

R Register W West End Community Centre P Riverside Park Picnic Shelter<br />

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday<br />

3<br />

9:15-9:30a Line Dance Tuto.<br />

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line<br />

Dancing<br />

10-11a Woven Words<br />

10:45-11:45a Intermediate<br />

Line Dancing<br />

12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

12:30-3:15p Rec. Bridge W<br />

12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

3-6:15p Table Tennis<br />

6-9p Carving Club<br />

10<br />

CLOSED<br />

Thanksgiving<br />

17<br />

9:15-9:30a Line Dance Tuto.<br />

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line<br />

Dancing<br />

10-11a Woven Words<br />

10:45-11:45a Intermediate<br />

Line Dancing<br />

4<br />

TRIP BOOKING<br />

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball<br />

12-1p Diabetes Support<br />

12-4p Pickleball W<br />

12-4p Rug Hooking<br />

12:30-4p Cribbage<br />

12:30-4p West End Arts W<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold<br />

‘Em Poker<br />

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge<br />

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

11<br />

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball<br />

12-1p Diabetes Support<br />

12-4p Pickleball W<br />

12-4p Rug Hooking<br />

12:30-4p Cribbage<br />

12:30-4p West End Arts W<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold<br />

‘Em Poker<br />

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge<br />

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

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8:30a-12:30p Pickleball<br />

12-1p Diabetes Support<br />

12-4p Pickleball W<br />

12-4p Rug Hooking<br />

12:30-4p Cribbage<br />

12:30-4p West End Arts W<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

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8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

9:15a-12p Bunka<br />

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

12:30-4p Watercolour Painters<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

1-3p Writers Club<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

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8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

9:15a-12p Bunka<br />

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

1-4p Art Studio in 2<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

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8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

9a-4p Watercolour Painters<br />

9:15a-12p Bunka<br />

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

1-3p Writers Club<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball<br />

9:30a-12:30p Walking Club<br />

10:30a-12p Volleyball W<br />

10:30a-1p Badminton<br />

12-4p West Hills Arts W<br />

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge<br />

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing<br />

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life<br />

Story<br />

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line<br />

Dancing<br />

2:15-5p Pickleball W<br />

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball<br />

9:30a-12:30p Walking Club<br />

10:30a-12p Volleyball W<br />

10:30a-1p Badminton<br />

12-4p West Hills Arts W<br />

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge<br />

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing<br />

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life<br />

Story<br />

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line<br />

Dancing<br />

2:15-5p Pickleball W<br />

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball<br />

9:30a-12:30p Walking Club<br />

10:30a-12p Volleyball W<br />

10:30a-1p Badminton<br />

12-4p West Hills Arts W<br />

12:30-3:30p Rec . Bridge<br />

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing<br />

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball<br />

8:30a-1:30p Crafts<br />

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge<br />

10:30a-1p Badminton<br />

12-1p Silver Strummers Beg.<br />

1-2p Silver Strummers Exp.<br />

1-4p Euchre<br />

1-4p Pickleball<br />

1-4p Table Tennis W<br />

2-4p Silvertones<br />

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball<br />

8:30a-1:30p Crafts<br />

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge<br />

10a-12p Chess<br />

10:30a-1p Badminton<br />

12-1p Silver Strummers Beg.<br />

1-2p Silver Strummers Exp.<br />

1-3:30p Book Club 2<br />

1-4p Euchre<br />

1-4p Pickleball<br />

1-4p Table Tennis W<br />

2-4p Silvertones<br />

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball<br />

8:30a-1:30p Crafts<br />

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge<br />

10:30a-1p Badminton<br />

12-1p Silver Strummers Beg.<br />

1-2p Silver Strummers Exp.<br />

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12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

12:30-3:15p Rec. Bridge W<br />

12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

3-6:15p Table Tennis<br />

6-9p Carving Club<br />

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9:15-9:30a Line Dance Tuto.<br />

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line<br />

Dancing<br />

10-11a Woven Words<br />

10:45-11:45a Intermediate<br />

Line Dancing<br />

12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

12:30-3:15p Rec. Bridge W<br />

12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

3-6:15p Table Tennis<br />

6-9p Carving Club<br />

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9:15-9:30a Line Dance Tuto.<br />

9:30-10:30a Beg Line Dance<br />

10-11a Woven Words<br />

10:45-11:45a Intermediate<br />

Line Dancing<br />

12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

12:30-3:15p Bridge W<br />

12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

2:30-5p Into Focus Photogr.<br />

3-6:15p Table Tennis<br />

6-9p Carving Club<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold<br />

‘Em Poker<br />

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge<br />

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

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8:30a-12:30p Pickleball<br />

12-1p Diabetes Support<br />

12-4p Pickleball W<br />

12-4p Rug Hooking<br />

12:30-4p Cribbage<br />

12:30-4p West End Arts W<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold<br />

‘Em Poker<br />

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge<br />

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

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8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

9:15a-12p Bunka<br />

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

1-4p Art Studio in 2<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

Everyday Activities<br />

Snooker—9a-4p<br />

Book Nook—<br />

Mon-Fri – 9a-4p<br />

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life<br />

Story<br />

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line<br />

Dancing<br />

2:15-5p Pickleball W<br />

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball<br />

9:30a-12:30p Walking Club<br />

10:30a-12p Volleyball W<br />

10:30a-1p Badminton<br />

12-4p West Hills Arts W<br />

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge<br />

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing<br />

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life<br />

Story<br />

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line<br />

Dancing<br />

2:15-5p Pickleball W<br />

Weekend Activities<br />

Saturday<br />

9a-12p Table Tennis<br />

Sunday<br />

8:30a-1:30p Pickleball<br />

1:30-3:30p Badminton<br />

1-4p Euchre<br />

1-4p Pickleball<br />

1-4p Table Tennis W<br />

2-4p Silvertones<br />

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball<br />

8:30a-1:30p Crafts<br />

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge<br />

10a-12p Chess<br />

10:30a-1p Badminton<br />

12-1p Silver Strummers Beg.<br />

1-2p Silver Strummers Exp.<br />

1-2:30p Book Club 1<br />

1-4p Euchre<br />

1-4p Pickleball<br />

1-4p Table Tennis W<br />

2-4p Silvertones<br />

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Guelph’s municipal election is this <strong>October</strong><br />

You can vote if you:<br />

• live or own property in Guelph,<br />

• are a Canadian citizen, and are over 18 years<br />

Vote at advanced polls anywhere in Guelph <strong>October</strong> 8-10 and 14-16, on Election Day, <strong>October</strong> 24 in your<br />

ward, or register to vote by mail at guelph.ca/vote.<br />

Celebrating Diwali on <strong>October</strong> 24? Don’t let voting get in the way of your celebrations. Vote early in<br />

advanced polls or register to vote by mail.<br />

Learn more: guelph.ca/vote<br />

guelphvotes@guelph.ca 519-837-5625/TTY 519-826-9771<br />

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Do your houseplants need help?<br />

Overwhelmed with the thought of repotting and<br />

don’t know where to start?<br />

I will come to your home and instruct you on how<br />

to rejuvenate and manage your plant collection.<br />

Too much work and no time? Then have me do<br />

the work for you.<br />

Set up a consultation date and time.<br />

$25 for initial visit.<br />

Got questions? I will do my best to assist you.<br />

Colleen Simmons, 519-429-4634<br />

upinatree123@gmail.com<br />

The Book Nook — “A Lending Library”<br />

We are open<br />

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.<br />

****<br />

Here is a great book to read, a really gripping whodunit<br />

called “Her Last Goodbye” by Rick Mofina.<br />

Jennifer Griffin is a busy mum who works for an<br />

optometrist. She lives with her husband, Greg, and their<br />

son, Jake, in Trailside Grove in the Buffalo-Niagara<br />

Region. Jenn goes to her neighbourhood book club<br />

meeting as usual, but when Greg wakes up in the early<br />

hours of the morning, he finds Jenn is still not home.<br />

After searching the house, he gets into his car and drives<br />

to where she was to be that night at the book club in the<br />

hopes of finding her. Maybe her car had n down, which<br />

would explain why she was not home. However, when he<br />

contacts the other members of the book club, they all tell<br />

him she left to go home around 10:30 p.m.<br />

After hours go by and still no sign of Jenn, Greg contacts<br />

the police and lets them know she is missing. Greg’s sister<br />

Kat and his Dad then came over to be with him. When<br />

word gets out that Jenn is missing, the neighbourhood sets<br />

up a search party, combing the woods in the area where<br />

A VIEW FROM THE BOOK NOOK<br />

Chris Fraser<br />

Jenn would have driven home.<br />

Kozak and Carillo were the detectives assigned to the<br />

case, and for weeks, they followed every lead, but when<br />

they noticed Greg had scratches on his hand, they began<br />

to wonder if he had harmed his wife. Kat tells Greg she<br />

saw Jenn a few weeks earlier talking to Peter Sellwin who<br />

was on the school board where Jenn also volunteered, and<br />

Kat felt that there was something going on between them.<br />

Greg simply did not believe his wife could be unfaithful.<br />

They had a good marriage, but he admitted that Jenn<br />

never got over the trauma she went through as a child<br />

when she lost her parents when their home burned down<br />

and she was the only survivor.<br />

There are many twists and turns in this story, with<br />

several suspects who could have abducted Jenn. It’s a real<br />

page turner which I could not put down. I hope you will<br />

enjoy reading it as much as I did.<br />

Please also take a look at the list I have provided of the<br />

newly added books to our library that have generously<br />

been donated. You can find this list on the coffee table.<br />

Happy Reading,<br />

Your bookworm and Librarian,<br />

Chris Fraser<br />

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Wellington Foot Clinic<br />

Professional Footcare & Custom Foot Orthotics<br />

Jessica K. Mann<br />

Registered Chiropodist / Foot Specialist<br />

Professional, Safe Treatment of a Variety of Foot Conditions<br />

- Nail Disorders, Corns, Callus, Warts, Ingrown Toenails & much more<br />

- Custom Foot Orthotics<br />

- Covered by most extended health insurance providers<br />

- No referral needed!!! Free parking<br />

- Morning, Evening and Saturday Appointments Available<br />

3 – 245 Edinburgh Rd S. (enter off Municipal or Edinburgh)<br />

519-546-3737 wellfoot@outlook.com<br />

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OCTOBER 8<br />

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

683 Woolwich St., Guelph<br />

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

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7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.<br />

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.<br />

Dance to the music of DJ Rob Martine<br />

Tickets are $15.00 each (non-refundable)<br />

Tickets may be purchased at the door. Tickets may also be purchased in advance<br />

by phoning 519-837-5699 or in person at any City of Guelph Recreational<br />

Facility such as: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, Victoria Road<br />

Recreational Centre, West End Community Centre.<br />

To reserve a group table, call Margaret Waldron at 519-836-8534<br />

Or email me at dances@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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


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SATURDAY SOCIAL DANCE<br />

The Committee<br />

Margaret W.<br />

The Organizer<br />

Jill K.<br />

The Secretary & Greeter<br />

Jennifer B.<br />

The Ticket Taker<br />

Margaret O.<br />

The Decorator<br />

Helga H.<br />

Refreshments<br />

We have great promotors in a group of dancers who have handed out flyers every chance they got<br />

and everywhere they went. They are always ready to help and we are so grateful. Thank you.<br />

HAPPY RETIREMENT DON<br />

The Line Dancing Activity Group, the Sassy Strutters and the Saturday Social Dance have had a great<br />

relationship with Don Harris, Custodian at the Evergreen. He has taken care of our every requirement.<br />

Whether it was setting up chairs, cleaning the floor, removing garbage; whatever it was, he was there<br />

for us. We will be sorry to see him go.<br />

We would like to share some photos we have taken with him over the years. Here he is with the Sassy<br />

Strutters in November 2019 in the custodian’s closet, doing who knows what.<br />

Here he is again with Margaret W. and Jill in December 2021, again in the utility room and we still<br />

don’t know what was going on.<br />

On August 29, <strong>2022</strong>, Margaret W., Jill and Margaret O., with the Saturday Social Dance, thought we<br />

would try and lock him in the closet so he wouldn’t leave.<br />

On September 1, we had one last photo with him at Line Dancing. Phyllis tried to hold him back, too,<br />

but to no avail.<br />

We wish you well in your retirement, Don. We are really going to miss you.<br />

Submitted by Margaret W.<br />

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$25.00 discount coupon<br />

with this ad<br />

Please call 519-821-6683<br />

EVERGREEN MARKET<br />

‘For Sale’ ads will be left in for 3 <strong>issue</strong>s from first insertion<br />

(i.e., in Sept. <strong>issue</strong> - removed from Dec. <strong>issue</strong>); if you wish<br />

it to remain in longer, please contact The Sentinel office<br />

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

know so that we can remove it. NO ‘Accommodation’ or<br />

‘Vehicle’ ads will be included in the Evergreen Market.<br />

Such ads will be treated as advertising inserted within these<br />

pages at the current Sentinel advertising rates plus HST.<br />

Thank you, Sentinel Administrator.<br />

FOR SALE<br />

1 Exercise bicycle, new, $50 OBO. Treadmill,<br />

10 years old, good condition, $200 OBO. Two<br />

pretty bedroom lamps, good condition, need new<br />

lamp shades, $20 OBO. Call Sandy at 519-265-<br />

8963.<br />

Free advertising for GWSA members ONLY.<br />

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE<br />

YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER<br />

WITH YOUR ITEM(S).<br />

Epson C88+ Colour Printer. Used. Asking $35.<br />

Call Frank at 519-826-0174.<br />

3-in-1 Starfrit - Air Fryer/Convection Oven/<br />

Toaster. Never opened. Good for kitchen, staff<br />

lounge, gift or summer house. $150. Call Irene at<br />

519-763-8883.<br />

Brand new walker $125 OBO. Call Dwayne at<br />

519-763-9562.<br />

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See Puzzles on pgs. 16 & 17<br />

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Oct. 20 - Oct. 30<br />

Oct. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 @ 8 pm<br />

Oct. 23, 30 @ 2 pm<br />

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FREE FROM SADNESS<br />

By Claude Bilodeau<br />

Not many people visit Algonquin Park in the<br />

fall. The ones that brave the possibility of cold<br />

and snow come to walk the trails — to take in the<br />

colourful tapestry covering the forests. Even less<br />

take a canoe out on a cool autumn morning.<br />

Sitting in my grandpa’s old cedar-strip canoe,<br />

he and I glide past the familial cabin, shuttered<br />

now, dark and empty, the rocker still on the<br />

covered porch, slats rotting. From the old cabin,<br />

through the silence, I can hear my mother’s<br />

laughter penetrating the trance-like morning haze<br />

as she chases me into the water, lifting me up and<br />

tossing me in.<br />

Each paddle stroke reminds me of the pain I felt<br />

when I lost my mother, and the fishing trips my<br />

grandpa insisted I take with him. Trips, while<br />

gliding over Canoe Lake surrounded by sugar<br />

maple, moose, and walleye, on which he would<br />

tell me stories about her childhood in the park.<br />

Those moments were magical, and little by little,<br />

we both healed.<br />

Now, my grandpa sits in the bow of the canoe,<br />

unmoving, and I wonder what he is feeling, if he<br />

is feeling anything at all.<br />

*****<br />

My grandpa grew up in Algonquin Park in a<br />

cabin handed down to him by his parents. A small<br />

log cabin, originally built for one, but expanded,<br />

to accommodate a growing family. My greatgrandparents<br />

first started coming to the park back<br />

in the twenties — a respite from the war. A<br />

weekend retreat until an opportunity to buy<br />

appeared and they stayed.<br />

When I was little, my mother would let me stay<br />

with my grandparents at the cottage all summer. I<br />

was happiest there.<br />

“Tom Thompson used to paint here,” my<br />

grandma would say proudly. Sitting on a flat rock<br />

by the lake, she would capture the seasons on<br />

canvas. I, with my wooden plank, would sit<br />

beside her dabbing my brush in whatever paint<br />

she had on her palette.<br />

She called me her little muse, as she painted<br />

frogs with big smiles and trees that danced. She<br />

would transform this strange world with her paint<br />

brush like a magic wand, creating a place free<br />

from sadness.<br />

I loved them both but my grandpa and I had an<br />

easy uncomplicated relationship which I craved.<br />

*****<br />

One day, at my grandparent’s cottage, I had just<br />

come in from swimming when my grandpa told<br />

me the news. My mother was found lying on the<br />

kitchen floor. She had an aneurysm that killed her<br />

instantly.<br />

My grandmother was devastated. A toxic<br />

weariness grew within her. Absorbed in her<br />

painting, she tried desperately to capture her<br />

daughter’s image. Paint-drenched canvases<br />

littered the floor. She passed soon after.<br />

It was my grandpa who saved me.<br />

One evening, while grandpa was frying our<br />

catch of bass in a little butter and lemon, he asked<br />

me if I was considering going to college. “I can<br />

see it in your eyes when you pick up a brush.<br />

Your grandmother saw it, too,” he said. “She<br />

made me promise to convince you to pursue your<br />

painting.”<br />

It broke my heart to leave grandpa alone but my<br />

grandma’s wish distressed me, so I went.<br />

Regrettably, the years passed as my life<br />

unfolded in other directions. Trips to the cottage<br />

became less frequent.<br />

*****<br />

It was about a year ago when my secretary took<br />

the call. Grandpa was being airlifted to the<br />

Huntsville hospital where he would be transferred<br />

to South Lake Regional Health Centre in<br />

Newmarket.<br />

He had a heart attack while he was buying<br />

groceries. The toughest man I had ever known<br />

was in the hospital fighting for his life.<br />

When I finally saw him, he was small, gaunt,<br />

his eyes darting about the room as if sensing a<br />

predator.<br />

“Grandpa,” I said, as I lifted his hand, lighter,<br />

drained of strength. “It’s me, Barry.” He looked<br />

distressed.<br />

Although he grew stronger every day, there<br />

were signs of a stroke that left him unable to live<br />

on his own. I could hear my grandma as I signed<br />

the admission forms — he would rather die than<br />

be in one of those places.<br />

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*****<br />

Yesterday, when my wife, daughter and I picked<br />

him up from the home to go camping, I didn’t<br />

know what to expect. I needed to find out if any<br />

part of him was still in there. When we arrived at<br />

our campsite, he seemed to relax. I started a<br />

campfire hoping that the smell of the wood<br />

burning might awaken some memory — a<br />

glimmer of recognition.<br />

He just sat slumped in his camp chair staring,<br />

watching the embers drift upward.<br />

Our five-year-old daughter, Beatrice, who he<br />

has never met, takes her little camp chair and sits<br />

down beside her great-grandpa as if ready to have<br />

a tea party — introducing him to her dolls. She<br />

then shows him her pink fishing rod, pretending<br />

to cast. He lifts his hand and points to the rod.<br />

“I think great-grandpa wants to go fishing,” she<br />

exclaimed with delight, surprising us both.<br />

*****<br />

I continue to paddle the canoe until my grandpa<br />

and I reach our favourite fishing spot. I study the<br />

THE GUELPH CARVING CLUB OF GWSA IS CONDUCTING A SHORT<br />

INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO WOOD CARVING<br />

We will carve a small Santa Claus head as a tree ornament.<br />

Classes will take place at our regular activity meeting in Room 2 on Monday evenings from<br />

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm starting Oct. 31/22 and running through to Dec. 12/22.<br />

Since this class is limited to six (6) students, we are<br />

requesting only those apply with some form of previous<br />

experience and/or deep desire to join our Club and become a<br />

regular productive, experienced Wood Carver.<br />

Contact Ken Fugler 519-767-0145 or fugler@rogers.com.<br />

Find your PASSION to create ART in wood<br />

thinning old man sitting in the bow and I try to<br />

picture him casting his fishing rod, looking over<br />

his shoulder at me and smiling.<br />

I am hoping desperately that he will respond to<br />

these surroundings and show me that he can still<br />

enjoy moments like this. I know that I will have to<br />

let him go, but I am not ready.<br />

Suddenly, he turns to me and calls me Alice —<br />

my mother’s name. “Do you want me to put the<br />

worm on for you honey bunny?” he asks. I am<br />

intrigued and want to carry on the charade. He is<br />

reliving a moment in my mother’s time with him.<br />

I try to hold the canoe steady while I wipe the<br />

tears away. He turns to face the front of the canoe<br />

and the moment ends.<br />

Then he turns again and calls to me. “Barry, did<br />

you paddle me out here? Where is my fishing<br />

rod?” he asks. “I can hear those bass waiting to be<br />

caught.” He holds his hand out. Fortunately, I<br />

have my fishing rod in the canoe with a lure on it<br />

and hand it to him.<br />

He takes in a deep breath of the crisp clean air and<br />

casts. “I promised Beatrice bass for lunch,” he<br />

says, looks over his shoulder at me and smiles.<br />

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RECREATION & LEISURE PROGRAMS for SENIORS 55+<br />

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

Please register in person at our recreation facilities, over the phone by calling 519-837-5699, or online at<br />

recenroll.ca. Registration will open on Wednesday, September 7, <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

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

include HST).<br />

DROP IN PROGRAMS<br />

Drop In Pickleball<br />

Drop in and join us for a fun and active game of<br />

pickleball. Whether you have played racket<br />

sports or not, the game is easy to learn and is<br />

facilitated by staff. Paddles and balls are<br />

provided but feel free to bring your own if you<br />

wish.<br />

Course ID: 28677<br />

Class Length: 2 hours<br />

(7:15-9:15 p.m.)<br />

Dates: Sept. 14-December 14 (Wednesday)<br />

Fees: Adult: $7.04<br />

Senior: $5.63<br />

VISUAL ARTS<br />

Latin American Cinema<br />

Join us as we view and analyze Latin American<br />

film directors, from the 1980s to the present. We<br />

will socialize interpretations and comments<br />

about the films through discussion and<br />

activities.<br />

Course ID: 28850<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Board Room)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

(11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: Nov. 3-December 15 (Tuesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $101.36<br />

Non-Member: $116.55<br />

OUTDOOR FITNESS<br />

Seniors Disc Golf<br />

Let's get outside and get moving! Join us at the<br />

Riverside Park Disc Golf course to learn the<br />

game of disc golf and practise with friends. An<br />

instructor will guide you through the rules of the<br />

game and will teach you the skills and<br />

techniques required for this fun outdoor activity.<br />

All equipment is provided. Athletic clothing and<br />

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appropriate footwear is required.<br />

Course ID: 29169<br />

Location: Riverside Park (Disc Golf Course)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (5-6 p.m.)<br />

Dates: September 22-<strong>October</strong> 27 (Thursday)<br />

Fees: Member: $42.66<br />

Non-Member: $49.08<br />

FITNESS<br />

Cardio and Strength Level 1<br />

This beginner strength training class focuses on<br />

functional exercises that include balance,<br />

flexibility and cardiovascular movements.<br />

Exercises are performed both sitting and<br />

standing. Hand weights are used for<br />

strengthening and toning muscles. Join us to<br />

keep your body fit!<br />

Course ID: 29041<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Room 4)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

(9:30-10:30 a.m.)<br />

Dates: Sept. 28-December 14 (Wednesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32<br />

Non-Member: $98.16<br />

Cardio and Strength Level 2<br />

This intermediate/advanced strength training<br />

class focuses on a low impact cardio warm-up.<br />

This class performs functional exercises that<br />

include balance, flexibility and cardiovascular<br />

movements. Exercises are performed sitting and<br />

standing. A variety of equipment is used<br />

throughout the classes which may include<br />

bands, stability balls and weights of your<br />

choice. Join us to keep your body fit!<br />

Course ID: Monday: 28678<br />

Friday: 28679<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

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Class Length: 1 hour (9-10 a.m.)<br />

Dates:<br />

Monday: Sept. 26-December 19<br />

Friday: Sept. 30-December 16<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32<br />

Non-Member: $98.16<br />

Cardio and Strength Level 3<br />

Come and challenge your fitness level in this<br />

advanced strength training class. Focusing on a<br />

low impact cardio warm-up, this class performs<br />

functional exercises that include balance,<br />

flexibility and cardiovascular movements. A<br />

variety of equipment is used throughout the<br />

classes, which may include bands, stability balls<br />

and weights of your choice. Join us to keep your<br />

body fit!<br />

Course ID: Monday: 28680<br />

Friday: 28681<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Room 4)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (9-10 a.m.)<br />

Dates:<br />

Monday: Sept. 26-December 19<br />

Friday: Sept. 30-December 16<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32<br />

Non-Member: $98.16<br />

Total Body Conditioning<br />

This total body conditioning class will challenge<br />

the active 55+ individual. A cardio warm-up<br />

will prepare you for resistance training, balance,<br />

flexibility, and core strength and floor workout.<br />

The benefits of regular exercise consisting of<br />

these major components will improve your<br />

mental, physical and emotional health. Increase<br />

your energy level to be able to carry out daily<br />

tasks and reduce your chances of osteoporosis.<br />

Course ID: 28683<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Room 4)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (8-9 a.m.)<br />

Dates: Sept. 28-December 14 (Wednesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32<br />

Non-Member: $98.16<br />

Introduction to Strength Training<br />

What is strength training all about? How do you<br />

get started? Which exercises are the best ones?<br />

What about form? Let us show you the answers!<br />

You will go from learning the theory behind the<br />

importance of strength training to mastering the<br />

technique behind bodyweight, free weight and<br />

barbell training. Our qualified instructors will<br />

take you through a progressive training program<br />

that will help you gain a better understanding of<br />

exercise and program design, help you increase<br />

your strength and, most importantly, your<br />

confidence in and out of the gym.<br />

Course ID: 29809<br />

Location: West End Community Centre<br />

(Fitness Room)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (9-10 a.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>October</strong> 12-December 14 (Wednesday)<br />

Fees: Member: Free<br />

Non-Member: Free<br />

Strength and Balance<br />

This beginner class will focus on fall<br />

prevention, whole body movements and<br />

balance. It is designed to improve general<br />

mobility and overall strength to make everyday<br />

tasks easier. You can expect to see improvement<br />

in posture. The class presents an excellent<br />

opportunity for beginners to start exercising<br />

with an aerobic, strength and flexibility<br />

component.<br />

Course ID: 29042<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Room 4)<br />

Class Length: 45 minutes<br />

(12:15-1 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>October</strong> 12-December 14 (Wednesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $71.10<br />

Non-Member: $81.80<br />

Gym and Swim<br />

Take the challenge of on-land strength training<br />

coupled with the resistance of the aquatic<br />

environment to diversify your workout regime.<br />

The weight bearing exercises in the gym in<br />

addition to the buoyancy and resistance of the<br />

water provide great benefits for the entire body.<br />

Course ID: 28827<br />

Location: West End Community Centre (Lap<br />

Pool and Community Room 2)<br />

Class Length: 1.5 hours<br />

(9:30-10:45 a.m.)<br />

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Dates: <strong>October</strong> 14-December 16 (Friday)<br />

Fees: Member: $71.10<br />

Non-Member: $81.80<br />

Drum and Jump<br />

Good for the brain and great for the body, Drum<br />

and Jump is a high-fun, high-energy fitness<br />

program that combines music, dance and<br />

rhythm. Using a stability ball and drumsticks,<br />

you will drum to the beat of the music. No<br />

experience required - just beat to your own<br />

drum!<br />

Course ID: 28826<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Maple Room)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (4-5 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>October</strong> 12-December 14 (Wednesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $71.10<br />

Non-Member: $81.80<br />

Falling Prevention and Navigation<br />

In this program, participants will learn practical<br />

exercises for preventing falls in day-to-day life,<br />

as well as tools to aid in negotiating a fall,<br />

should it occur. We will focus on building<br />

knowledge of the body to increase confidence in<br />

movement. It will include: exercises for<br />

increasing proprioception (for the feet, eyes,<br />

and spine) - study of walking mechanics to<br />

invite mindful movement - practice of ramping<br />

and spiralling pathways for support in falling -<br />

explorations of how to use the limbs and body<br />

for counterbalance<br />

Course ID: 28825<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Room 4)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

(1:30-2:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>October</strong> 24-December 12 (Monday)<br />

Fees: Member: $56.88<br />

Non-Member: $65.44<br />

Full Body Blast Bootcamp<br />

This bootcamp is a mixture of: HIIT, Tabata,<br />

Dumbbell, Booty Band Circuits. This bootcamp<br />

series workout will provide fun and variety to<br />

your workout schedule. You will have<br />

accountability as you will be working out twice<br />

a week in an<br />

all-inclusive environment.<br />

Course ID: 28830<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Room 4)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

(6:30-7:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>October</strong> 11-December 13 (Tuesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $71.10<br />

Non-Member: $81.80<br />

DANCE<br />

Latin Dancing<br />

Join us for some ballroom dancing Latin style!<br />

This program is taught in single form. Learn the<br />

basics of merengue, salsa, cumbia, bachata and<br />

reggaeton. No previous dance experience is<br />

necessary.<br />

Course ID: 28828<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Room 4)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (1-2 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>October</strong> 11-December 13 (Tuesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $71.10<br />

Non-Member: $81.80<br />

LIFESTYLE<br />

Lunch and Learn<br />

Stay connected with peers in your community<br />

and make new friends. Our Lunch and Learn<br />

Program is a great way to enjoy a balanced meal<br />

and take part in social activities in a friendly<br />

and inclusive environment.<br />

<strong>October</strong>: Top tips to save time and money at<br />

the grocery store<br />

With the increasing prices at the grocery store,<br />

finding ways to reduce how much we spend just<br />

makes sense (& cents)! This session will<br />

provide you with practical tips on how to plan<br />

and shop so that you save time and money at the<br />

grocery store and reduce the amount of food<br />

you throw away. You will also get a chance to<br />

win one of two cookbooks featuring quick and<br />

easy recipes and tips on plant-based eating and<br />

reducing food waste.<br />

Course ID: 28852 (<strong>October</strong> 27)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Room 4)<br />

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Class Length: 1.5 hours<br />

(11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)<br />

Fees: Member: $10<br />

Non-Member: $10<br />

November: Coffee with a Cop<br />

Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the<br />

community members they serve together–over<br />

coffee–to discuss <strong>issue</strong>s and learn more about<br />

each other.<br />

Course ID: 28853 (Nov. 24)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Room 4)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

(10-11 a.m.)<br />

Fees: Member: $10<br />

Non-Member: $10<br />

Spanish<br />

Learn Spanish by enjoying basic conversations<br />

and hands-on activities, with which you will<br />

connect and communicate in a free way using<br />

this language from the beginning. Starting with<br />

basic grammar and vocabulary, this program<br />

will help you to acquire a practical use of<br />

language on context and for specific purposes.<br />

Also, you will know and appreciate some<br />

cultural aspects of Spanish speaking countries.<br />

Whether you are just starting out or brushing up<br />

your Spanish skills, you are welcome to join us.<br />

Course ID: 29040<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Board Room)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

(3:30-4:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>October</strong> 18-December 13 (Tuesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $130.32<br />

Non-Member: $149.85<br />

PILATES<br />

Pilates<br />

Learn the principles of Pilates. Begin to<br />

strengthen and lengthen muscles, as well as<br />

gaining many other benefits to your body! Up to<br />

10 minutes of standing exercises for balance.<br />

Course ID: 28933<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Room 4)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

(11 a.m.-12 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>October</strong> 12-December 14 (Wednesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $71.10<br />

Non-Member: $81.80<br />

TAI CHI<br />

Tai Chi – Beginner<br />

This program welcomes those who are new to<br />

Tai Chi as well as those who are wishing to<br />

reinforce the foundations. Focusing on the basic<br />

vocabulary of the stances and co-ordination of<br />

the postures, this meditative movement practice<br />

is accessible to all.<br />

Course ID: 28684<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Room 4)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

(9:30-10:30 a.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>October</strong> 25-December 13 (Tuesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $56.88<br />

Non-Member: $65.44<br />

Tai Chi – Intermediate<br />

Learn the meditative movement practice of Tai<br />

Chi Chuan. This session focuses on the Yang<br />

Style 37-Posture Form. It is advised to have<br />

previous experience with Tai Chi Chuan<br />

movements and foundations for this class.<br />

Course ID: 28685<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Room 4)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

(10:30-11:30 a.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>October</strong> 25-December 13 (Tuesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $56.88<br />

Non-Member: $65.44<br />

SPECIAL EVENTS<br />

Fall Fashion Show<br />

Join us for the return of the Fashion Show. This<br />

will be a fun afternoon where you see models<br />

from the Evergreen Seniors Centre model fall<br />

fashions from Smitten Apparel.<br />

Course ID: 28995<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Auditorium)<br />

Course Length: 3 hours<br />

(1:30-4:30 p.m.)<br />

Date: <strong>October</strong> 21 (Friday)<br />

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Fee: Members: $10.00<br />

Non-Members: $10.00<br />

Volunteers wanted for this event! Please email<br />

brooke.gibbons@guelph.ca for more details.<br />

Pumpkin Carving Night<br />

Pumpkin Carving at the Evergreen! This is a<br />

free event but we ask that participants provide a<br />

cash donation of your choice for the FAIR<br />

program or a non-perishable food donation for<br />

the food bank if possible. Come in a costume or<br />

come as you are - all are welcome! All materials<br />

are provided. Pumpkins will be pre-hollowed for<br />

your convenience. Listen to music and enjoy a<br />

treat while you carve! Staff and volunteers will<br />

be on site to help if need be. Take your pumpkin<br />

creation with you at the end of the night or leave<br />

for display at the Evergreen Seniors Centre!<br />

Course ID: 28699<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Room 4)<br />

Course Length: 2 hours<br />

(6-8 p.m.)<br />

Date: <strong>October</strong> 28 (Friday)<br />

Fee: Members: Free<br />

Non-Members: Free<br />

Community Craft Sale<br />

Get started on your holiday shopping with the<br />

Community Craft Sale. Local vendors will be<br />

displaying a variety of hand-crafted items to<br />

help you get ready for the upcoming season.<br />

Please note that registration/payment is for<br />

vendors only. This is a free event to attend.<br />

Course ID: 28700<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Auditorium)<br />

Course Length: 4 hours<br />

(9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)<br />

Date: November 19 (Saturday)<br />

Fee: 1 table: $20.00<br />

2 tables: Additional $15 ($35)<br />

3 tables: Additional $25 ($45)<br />

GWSA Email Updates<br />

Each month, approximately mid-month, the<br />

Membership and Marketing Committee at the<br />

GWSA sends out the GWSA Email Update. It<br />

highlights a few of the exciting things happening at<br />

the GWSA and important communications from<br />

the Board.<br />

You can subscribe to receive the GWSA Email<br />

Update by completing the steps below:<br />

1. To begin, please send an email to:<br />

subscribe@gwsa-guelph.ca. You can enter<br />

Subscribe in the Subject line, or just skip that<br />

part, it will work either way. In just a few<br />

minutes, you will receive a message with a link.<br />

2. Click on the link you received, fill in the<br />

appropriate fields, and click “Subscribe to List”.<br />

3. To ensure you really want to receive GWSA<br />

Email Updates – and to make sure all emails are<br />

error-free – we’ll send a message asking you to<br />

confirm.<br />

4. Once you respond to the confirmation message,<br />

your registration is complete and you’ll receive<br />

our Welcome Letter.<br />

You can also subscribe using the Email Update<br />

input form at the bottom of any page on the<br />

GWSA website at gwsa-guelph.ca.<br />

You can expect to receive your first GWSA Email<br />

Update approximately mid-month after you sign<br />

up.<br />

You can unsubscribe from the GWSA Email<br />

Updates at any time by clicking on the<br />

“unsubscribe” link that is displayed at the bottom<br />

of every update.<br />

Membership &<br />

Marketing Committee<br />

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, <strong>2022</strong><br />

ONE OF A KIND SHOW IN TORONTO<br />

Total cost: Members only - $72.00 (nonrefundable) Code - 30652<br />

Registration starts on Tuesday, <strong>October</strong> 4, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Booking deadline is Friday, November 4, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Join us as we explore the unique and diverse arts and crafts at this impressive craft show at the Enercare<br />

Centre, Exhibition Place. The One of a Kind website, One Of A Kind (oneofakindshow.com) describes the<br />

purpose of the show: Rooted in our purpose to champion creativity, One Of A Kind brings together a<br />

community of like-minded individuals to exchange ideas, stories and objects through the culture of craft.<br />

You will have a full day to leisurely browse the vendors, and to take breaks and have lunch whenever it<br />

suits you. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes...there will be lots of walking. Lunch is on your own; you<br />

may bring a lunch or snacks with you or buy food at the show. There is lots of seating at the venue to rest<br />

and/or eat.<br />

The cost includes transportation by coach, admission to the show, taxes and tip for the driver.<br />

Leave the Evergreen Centre - 9 am The Carousel - 9:15 am Returning back in Guelph by 5:00 pm<br />

Refund Policy: This trip is NON-REFUNDABLE; doctor’s certificates will not be accepted. Should there be a mandatory<br />

provincial shutdown due to COVID-19 or GWSA cancels the trip due to lack of participation, all participants will receive a full<br />

refund to their method of payment. Don’t Wait! That means booking your trip before the trip must be cancelled due to low<br />

participation. It takes time to put these trips together and we need your commitment to make these trips happen! The Travel<br />

Committee must give the number of bookings by Friday, November 4, <strong>2022</strong> and, if there are not enough reservations at that time,<br />

the trip will be cancelled!<br />

Accessibility: 1. The trip is not wheelchair accessible. Please inquire about accessible seating prior to booking your ticket. As<br />

with all buses, accessible seating is limited. You can help ensure that we use this seating efficiently as possible by providing<br />

information about your assistive device. Please note that: Travellers who can transfer to a coach seat may have their collapsible<br />

walker stored in the cargo area of the coach.<br />

2. Travellers with a disability who require assistance during the trip, must be accompanied by a person who is fully capable of<br />

rendering such assistance (this person has to be an adult). The cost for this assistant will be the fee published for the trip.<br />

Parking: Please do NOT park your vehicles in the Evergreen parking lot while you are on a day trip. Vehicles must be left at<br />

the Carousel parking area in Riverside Park where you will board the bus. This allows for other members to have a place to park<br />

when they come throughout the day.<br />

PROCEDURES FOR BOOKING THIS TRIP: All participants will be required to have a current GWSA membership. If your<br />

membership needs renewal, please see the front desk staff at the Centre. The contact list is available on the GWSA website<br />

located on the Trips, Travel and Tours page. If you are unable to print this form, copies will be available from a Travel<br />

Committee member the day of the trip. Please see the Trip, Travel and Tours page on the GWSA website for specific<br />

instructions. Registration will be available until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed on Friday, November 4, <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

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

https://cityofguelph.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/MemberRegistration/MemberSignIn<br />

Register by telephone: By contacting Customer Service at the Evergreen Seniors Centre at 519-823-1291.<br />

MasterCard, Visa, Amex or Visa Debit can be accepted for online or telephone booking. Register at the<br />

front desk at the Evergreen until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed on Friday November 4, <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Masks must be worn the whole time while travelling on the bus.<br />

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Bistro 683 - <strong>October</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

The Evergreen Restaurant is open to the public<br />

and serves a large variety of menu items that are<br />

available from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to<br />

Friday (except holidays):<br />

Breakfast Foods<br />

Homemade Soups<br />

Bakery Items<br />

Sandwiches<br />

Salads<br />

Beverages<br />

Breakfast is served from 9:30 am to 11 am. The<br />

daily featured Lunch is served from 11 am to 1 pm<br />

Monday to Friday and the menu is below.<br />

Take-out is available for your convenience.<br />

Our goal is to provide balanced, nutritious meals.<br />

We provide great quality, while keeping costs<br />

reasonable. The tremendous support of volunteers<br />

in the restaurant helps us achieve this goal.<br />

Featured Hot Lunch<br />

$7.50 + tax<br />

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a<br />

balanced, nutritional meal.<br />

Catering<br />

Catering is available by special order: Hot/cold<br />

drinks, sweet trays, sandwiches, etc. Please have<br />

your order to the customer service clerk in the<br />

office at least 48 hours prior to your event. This<br />

allows staff to ensure that your catering needs will<br />

be met. Thank you for your co-operation in this<br />

matter.<br />

Home-made pickles, relishes, chili sauce and preserves<br />

are available for purchase.<br />

BREAKFAST served 9:30 am to 11 am<br />

FEATURED LUNCH served 11 am to 1:00 pm<br />

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday<br />

3<br />

4<br />

5<br />

6<br />

7<br />

Pork Chops<br />

Veal Schnitzel<br />

Salmon<br />

Chicken a la King<br />

Roast Beef<br />

10 CLOSED 11<br />

12<br />

13<br />

14<br />

Swedish Meatballs<br />

Chicken Parmesan<br />

Swiss Steak<br />

Baked Ham<br />

17<br />

18<br />

19<br />

20<br />

21<br />

Roast Chicken<br />

Sausages<br />

Meatloaf<br />

Roast Pork<br />

Liver & Onions<br />

24<br />

25<br />

26<br />

27<br />

28<br />

Rainbow Trout<br />

Lasagna<br />

Ribs<br />

Meat Pies<br />

Cabbage Rolls<br />

31<br />

Chicken Kebobs<br />

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