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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 />

TBA — Chef<br />

TBA — 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 />

With the month of <strong>November</strong> upon us, we take special<br />

regard of <strong>November</strong> 11, where Canadians pause in a<br />

moment of silence to honour and remember<br />

the men and women who have served, and<br />

continue to serve Canada during times of<br />

war, conflict and peace.<br />

https://www.canada.ca<br />

The air is getting more chilled and it likely won’t be long<br />

before the ground will be covered in snow - there is no<br />

snow yet at the time of my submitting this Message From<br />

The Board! I hope our Volunteer Knitters will make some<br />

large size sweaters! HINT, HINT! (Unfortunately I can’t fit<br />

into the beautiful baby knitted sweaters.)<br />

OOPS! I understand there was a comment that I forgot to<br />

mention an important new program date in my first<br />

submission last month. Sometimes new program/activity<br />

dates come to my attention after the date to submit my<br />

column. The GWSA Monthly Update is a great source of<br />

information in addition to, of course, The Sentinel.<br />

A friendly reminder of two great SALES scheduled this<br />

month. The Community Craft Sale and the Book Nook Sale<br />

are being held Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 19.<br />

Many of your Board Members were in fierce (but friendly)<br />

competition with each other as a result of the Guelph<br />

Family Health Team Activity Challenge <strong>2022</strong> – JUMP<br />

into FALL. This activity challenge was a way for Guelph<br />

and surrounding area residents to improve their mental and<br />

physical health, especially during the last couple of years<br />

with the COVID-19 pandemic. Each participating Board<br />

member could register up to 4 hours of fitness every day!<br />

During the challenge, participants’ ranking positions<br />

changed almost daily after the recording of events. It is a<br />

close competition and the winner has not emerged at the<br />

time of this writing!<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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Your GWSA Board welcomed Brenda Bowen as a Director.<br />

Brenda is retired now and likes volunteering! She worked at Community Living of Guelph<br />

Wellington. Brenda enjoys fundraising activities. She is looking forward to meeting new<br />

people. Welcome aboard!<br />

A reminder that GWSA Board Meeting Minutes are on the GWSA website. Please take an<br />

opportunity to read them if you get a chance. They are very informative and provide good<br />

insight into the many things your Board does to support you.<br />

As the Fall season approaches, and talk of COVID-19 continues, we want to take this<br />

opportunity to include an informative link that notes public health measures and advice.<br />

https://www.ontario.ca/page/public-health-measures-and-advice<br />

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

Donna Keating<br />

Vice Chair/Vice President<br />

Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA)<br />

donna.keating@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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THE EDITOR’S PAGE<br />

by Linda Green<br />

HIGH FLIGHT<br />

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth<br />

And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;<br />

Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling<br />

mirth<br />

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things<br />

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared<br />

and swung<br />

High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,<br />

I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung<br />

My eager craft through footless halls of air...<br />

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue<br />

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy<br />

grace<br />

Where never lark, or even eagle flew -<br />

And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod<br />

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,<br />

Put out my hand and touched the face of God.<br />

A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN<br />

GILLESPIE MAGEE, JR.<br />

John Gillespie Magee, Jr. was born in 1922 in<br />

Shanghai, China. In October 1940, at age 18,<br />

John Magee Jr. went to Canada and enrolled in<br />

the Royal Canadian Air Force. After his flight<br />

training, he went to England as a commissioned<br />

pilot officer. In the course of his training in the<br />

Spitfire aircraft, he was assigned to make a high<br />

altitude flight “into the stratosphere”. On<br />

landing, he went to his quarters and there wrote<br />

his now famous High Flight sonnet on the back<br />

of a letter to his mother.<br />

- Officer John G. Magee, Jr.<br />

- <strong>November</strong> 1941<br />

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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>November</strong> 4, <strong>2022</strong>, is the deadline for<br />

submissions for the<br />

December <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 December <strong>issue</strong><br />

is on <strong>November</strong> 24, <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,<br />

presented by the Guelph Family Health Team:<br />

Let’s Talk About Mild Cognitive Impairment (VIRTUAL)<br />

Date: Monday, <strong>November</strong> 21<br />

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (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 Medications in Diabetes (VIRTUAL)<br />

Date: Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 30<br />

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Eastern Time)<br />

*VIRTUAL webinar only<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><br />

Workshop Schedule<br />

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WHY WEAR A POPPY<br />

“Please wear a poppy,” the lady said,<br />

And held one forth, but I shook my head.<br />

Then I stopped and watched as she offered<br />

them there,<br />

And her face was old and lined with care;<br />

But beneath the scars the years had made<br />

There remained a smile that refused to<br />

fade.<br />

A boy came whistling down the street,<br />

Bouncing along on care-free feet.<br />

His smile was full of joy and fun,<br />

“Lady,” said he, “may I have one?”<br />

When she'd pinned it on, he turned to say;<br />

“Why do we wear a poppy today?”<br />

His letters told of the awful fight<br />

(I can see it still in my dreams at night),<br />

With the tanks and guns and cruel barbed<br />

wire,<br />

And the mines and bullets, the bombs and<br />

fire.<br />

Till at last, at last, the war was won -<br />

And that’s why we wear a poppy, son.”<br />

The small boy turned as if to go,<br />

Then said, “Thanks, lady, I’m glad to know.<br />

That sure did sound like an awful fight<br />

But your son - did he come back all right?”<br />

A tear rolled down each faded cheek;<br />

She shook her head, but didn’t speak.<br />

I slunk away in a sort of shame,<br />

And if you were me, you'd have done the<br />

same:<br />

The lady smiled in her wistful way<br />

And answered; “This is Remembrance Day.<br />

And the poppy there is a symbol for<br />

The gallant men who died in war.<br />

And because they did, you and I are free -<br />

That's why we wear a poppy, you see.<br />

I had a boy about your size,<br />

With golden hair and big blue eyes.<br />

For our thanks, in giving, if oft delayed,<br />

Though our freedom was bought - and<br />

thousands paid!<br />

And so, when we see a poppy worn,<br />

Let us reflect on the burden borne<br />

By those who gave their very all<br />

When asked to answer their country’s call<br />

That we at home in peace might live.<br />

Then wear a poppy! Remember - and Give!<br />

He loved to play and jump and shout,<br />

Free as a bird, he would race about.<br />

As the years went by, he learned and grew,<br />

And became a man - as you will, too.<br />

- Don Crawford<br />

He was fine and strong, with a boyish<br />

smile,<br />

But he'd seemed with us such a little while<br />

When war broke out and he went away.<br />

I still remember his face that day.<br />

When he smiled at me and said, ‘Goodbye,<br />

I’ll be back soon, Mum, please don’t cry.’<br />

But the war went on and he had to stay,<br />

And all I could do was wait and pray.<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<br />

organization.<br />

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

they’ve volunteered with one organization,<br />

ranging from five to 65 years of continuous<br />

service. Youth (24 years old and under) are<br />

recognized for two or more years of continuous<br />

service.<br />

Deadline: <strong>November</strong> 15<br />

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

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

office 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<br />

trainings can be completed from the comfort of<br />

your home online. Those who do not have<br />

access to a computer, training dates will be set<br />

up for you to attend in the near future.<br />

Please contact Becky MacDonald<br />

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

information and if you have any questions.<br />

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

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre to pick<br />

up an application to complete for a volunteer<br />

position that is of interest to you.<br />

GWSA COMMITTEES<br />

Governance Committee<br />

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

additional members. The Governance<br />

Committee assists the Board of Directors with<br />

the development and review of bylaws,<br />

policies, and procedures for the Association.<br />

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

the year.<br />

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

GWSA HR Policy for GWSA staff which<br />

includes anyone who receives payment for<br />

services. Duties also include implementing<br />

Board decisions based on the GWSA Human<br />

Resources and ensuring that actions of the<br />

committee are aligned with the GWSA<br />

strategic plan. We would greatly benefit from<br />

someone with Human Resources background.<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<br />

than welcome to take on more than one<br />

position. If you are not a current volunteer, you<br />

will be required to complete the “Volunteer<br />

Application Form – online” at:<br />

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

Membership & Marketing<br />

Three more committee members are needed to<br />

join the team. Meet on the 2 nd Tuesday of each<br />

month at 9:30 a.m. The committee reports to<br />

the Board for all membership and marketing<br />

initiatives, focusing on the maximum interest<br />

of members and advancement of the Board’s<br />

Strategic Plan. The Committee provides<br />

content and messaging advice to the<br />

webmaster for the website and social media<br />

accounts and prepares monthly GWSA Email<br />

Updates. Marketing and recruitment<br />

experience would definitely be assets, but are<br />

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not required.<br />

• Monitors membership satisfaction<br />

• Develops plans to improve member<br />

recruitment and retention<br />

• Marketing responsibilities include arranging<br />

for media coverage and creating<br />

advertisements<br />

• Developing promotional material<br />

• Arranging special events such as Open<br />

House and New Members’ Welcome -<br />

either virtually or in-person as appropriate.<br />

Special Events Committee<br />

The GWSA is looking for energetic individuals<br />

to lead the special events committee when<br />

initiated. Duties include significant events<br />

throughout the year (Mental Health<br />

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

organization of the event, maintaining<br />

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

Guelph staff; promotes the event in the<br />

Sentinel, website and other avenues with<br />

support from the M&M committee.<br />

Technology Committee<br />

Advise the Board of Directors and provide<br />

technical leadership in support of the Strategic<br />

Plan.<br />

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

technically savvy and interested members to<br />

prioritize a list of needed projects for planning<br />

and implementation.<br />

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

technician, carpenter or design-related would<br />

be useful, and possibly computer aided design<br />

skills.<br />

IT (Information Technology):<br />

• Make hardware and software<br />

recommendations to address employee and<br />

volunteer needs including the Board,<br />

Finance Committee and members.<br />

• Oversee a small wireless network.<br />

• Provide guidance regarding the technical<br />

aspects of the website and membership<br />

mailing list.<br />

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

streaming 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 />

Volunteer Link Ambassador<br />

Looking for volunteers to increase the<br />

participation of older adults in social activities<br />

by connecting them to their local older adult<br />

centre. After the older adult is referred to the<br />

centre, the Volunteer Link Ambassador (VLA)<br />

will meet with him/her, complete the client<br />

intake form and help to connect the older adult<br />

to programs and services to suit their interests.<br />

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

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

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

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The Sentinel - <strong>November</strong> <strong>2022</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 3<br />

THE SPORT OF BADMINTON IN GUELPH<br />

History<br />

Badminton started in Canada during the late 1890s. It has seen steady growth since then but<br />

generally, its evolution has been misunderstood, often seen as an elitist sport played within the confines<br />

of old stone buildings beside the golf course or curling club. This has changed and continues to change<br />

as people continue to discover this economical sport and are realizing the physical demands and<br />

complexity which make it a sport for life.<br />

On the World Stage<br />

Canada, during the 1930s, produced world calibre players such as Dorothy Walton and Guelph’s own<br />

Jack Purcell and, our more recent GWSA ambassadors, Jenny Arnott and Bill Taylor (deceased), who<br />

won the badminton event at the World Senior’s Games in 2001.<br />

Badminton was first played in the Pan Am series in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 1995. In the<br />

Olympics, Men’s as well as Ladies’ singles and doubles actually debuted in the 1992 Barcelona<br />

Games, but mixed doubles didn’t arrive until the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.<br />

In the GTA area, grass root badminton was rapidly taking hold in schools, churches, and old<br />

converted factories. The Town of Markham was a very strong driving force and helped to influence the<br />

outcome when Toronto won the 2015 Pan Am bid. This legacy left behind world class facilities like the<br />

Atos Centre in Markham as well as the Pan Am Sport Centre in Scarborough. While the GTA already<br />

had a huge appetite for badminton, this is a case of “if you build it…” and it is a pretty sure bet this is<br />

where Canada’s first Olympic medalist will come from.<br />

The Town of Markham hosted the full Pan Am series (2014, 2015 & 2017) for the Western<br />

Hemisphere and went on to host the World Junior Badminton Tournament in 2018. Many of the<br />

officiating team at these events were members of our GWSA Badminton Club.<br />

Growth<br />

Access and growth within the sport of badminton continued in Southern Ontario and often seemed to<br />

prosper in pockets where new Canadians arrived in big cities like Toronto. These were folks who were<br />

avid participants back home in Europe, but predominately Asia. Strong presence was also recognized<br />

in other large multicultural cities like Montreal and Vancouver or adjacent military bases or simply<br />

where a strong historical influence was present.<br />

Dedicated brick and mortar clubs have struggled to become more diverse, and many are in trouble.<br />

The K.W. Badminton Club is an example of this. The days of single sport facilities where a certain<br />

segment of society all dressed in white to play any sport is perhaps almost gone.<br />

Statistics gathered and published in 2013 by a document called “Sports Participation” and derived<br />

from Statistics Canada records show that Badminton remained in the top 10 sports played. This<br />

information is from census-derived data from 1992, 1998, 2005 and 2010. This is a general indicator<br />

but does not include the population under 15 years of age. Between 2005 and 2010, Badminton showed<br />

a growth of total participants from approximately 263,160 to 310,890 participants in Canada.<br />

This report also shows a disturbing trend with a general decline in overall sports participation with<br />

notable decreases in hockey and swimming, both of which require huge commitment to infrastructure,<br />

for initial and ongoing investments, and at a significantly greater cost than a multipurpose gymnasium.<br />

Also, increases are occurring to non-sport leisure activities such as gardening, walking, jogging,<br />

cycling and hiking. Is this influenced by a lack of indoor gymnasium-type court space which may<br />

discourage the “grass roots” involvement and growth of badminton at an affordable cost?<br />

Growth Locally<br />

Over the last 40 years in Guelph, the sport of badminton has had to almost totally default to the use of<br />

school board facilities.<br />

Not too long after the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre was built (1992), the Centennial<br />

Community Badminton Club and the Guelph Badminton Club were absorbed into the Royal City<br />

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Badminton Club. Many older players joined the GWSA Seniors Badminton Club, and this made space<br />

available for rapid growth at the RCB Club using only school board facilities.<br />

Between 2008 and 2010 and because of this growth, the RCB Club set a maximum membership limit<br />

of approximately 140 members in order to preserve quality of play otherwise impacted negatively by<br />

overcrowding. This capacity restriction remains to this day with a waiting list of approximately 40.<br />

The Chinese Community Badminton Club is at a similar crossroads with approximately 70 members.<br />

In the fall of 2021, the GWSA Seniors Badminton Club set a 100 members limit for the very first<br />

time and started a waiting list. High demand and a younger crowd are showing increasing interest in<br />

participation at the 55+ level.<br />

Conclusion<br />

Growth in the sport of badminton seems at a standstill as there is no capacity left within either school<br />

boards.<br />

The City of Guelph has only the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre and the West End Rec Centre<br />

and both are small (albeit beautiful facilities) with 3 court gymnasiums with properly sprung wooden<br />

floors.<br />

The planned South End Community Centre is delayed now, so our sport and my other favourite sport,<br />

pickleball, are unable to catch up to meet the current needs of the population for all ages within<br />

Guelph.<br />

We want our sport to be accessible to the entire community. We want to make sure our school<br />

teachers get the necessary training and support to plant the seeds of interest for their students. We want<br />

to continue training enthusiastic coaches. We want to participate in community outreach to demonstrate<br />

this inexpensive sport and put these coaches to work. We want to encourage and continue developing<br />

our officiating component.<br />

We want badminton to help get our community, from our children to our grandparents, involved,<br />

connected and more active every single day.<br />

The sport needs your support, so I do hope everyone took the time in August when the City came to<br />

us for input, to make your voice heard. If not, phase 4 of the Parks and Rec Master Plan will be<br />

completed in the New Year before winter’s end and there will still be an opportunity for feedback.<br />

Maybe write an editorial for the newspaper or talk to your area councilor. But the community needs to<br />

hear your voice so speak out… please get involved. You can subscribe to the City of Guelph Park &<br />

Rec Master Plan website to get updates at https://www.haveyoursay.guelph.ca to get more info.<br />

Jeff — GWSA Badminton<br />

Just keep moving!<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 wish to<br />

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 to<br />

change up the art monthly and to<br />

be present the second Monday of<br />

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<br />

of groups alphabetically as presented<br />

in the Sentinel. Please start<br />

to think about the piece you would<br />

like to 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 />

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sprung hardwood floors.<br />

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.<br />

We also encourage folks to stay<br />

late on Wednesdays for smaller<br />

group 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>November</strong>, our selection is<br />

“The Violin Conspiracy” by<br />

Brendon Slocumb.<br />

Our December selection is “The<br />

Two Family House” by Lynda<br />

Loigman. Monthly fee is $3.00.<br />

At present, 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 />

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 started 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 we<br />

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

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

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

to 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<br />

fun, 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,<br />

friendship and fun. Membership is<br />

available to all paid-up GWSA<br />

members 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 />

13<br />

now 30 individuals who have<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<br />

instrument of the ukulele, please<br />

contact Ann Sneyd at 519-830-<br />

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 />

Skiing<br />

For the 2023 ski season, it<br />

costs $10.00 plus HST to join the<br />

Ski Club. You register and pay for<br />

the Downhill Ski Club at the front<br />

desk of the Evergreen Centre. It<br />

helps to own a 5-7 Pass purchased<br />

from Blue Mountain well before<br />

the start of the ski season. Every<br />

Monday we carpool by meeting at<br />

the lower Evergreen Parking Lot<br />

by the Enabling Garden at 8:00<br />

am, drive to Blue Mountain and<br />

return to Guelph by 6:00 pm. Contact<br />

Bob Shearer 519-831-4093 for<br />

Ski Club 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<br />

warm welcome and a place to try<br />

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

The Snooker Room is open<br />

weekdays between 9:00 am and<br />

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4:00 pm and any other time the<br />

Evergreen Centre 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 />

snooker activity fee. The current<br />

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

to the Snooker Room any<br />

time 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<br />

who is interested in playing. Just<br />

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

welcome everyone who wants to<br />

play 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 />

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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.<br />

There is a small annual membership<br />

fee and membership with the<br />

GWSA is required. We meet in<br />

Room 2 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on<br />

the 1st and 5th Wednesday of the<br />

month, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.<br />

on the third Wednesday.<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<br />

through discussion examples and<br />

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,<br />

not 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<br />

Plus. This involves storytelling<br />

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

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

puppets, etc. We are only<br />

limited by our imagination! Mondays<br />

10-11 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<br />

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

the 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 />

15<br />

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 />

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 October<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 />

COMPUTER MENTORING<br />

DARTS<br />

Do you enjoy playing darts?<br />

Volunteers are needed to start up the<br />

Darts Club again.<br />

If you are interested in volunteering,<br />

please contact Becky for more<br />

information.<br />

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca<br />

Just about everyone with a computer runs into<br />

problems. Don’t struggle when there is help<br />

available at these weekly mentoring sessions.<br />

Volunteers from the GWSA Computer Club are<br />

available to assist you with your specific problem<br />

areas.<br />

All computer mentoring sessions are held on<br />

Monday afternoons from 1-3 pm<br />

Class length: 2 hours<br />

Cost: $3.00 for Members<br />

and $5.00 for Non-Members.<br />

Participants pay in advance at the front desk or<br />

register using RecEnroll.ca.<br />

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Solutions on pg. 28<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 />

Shephard, Bill - Nov. 4 (73)<br />

Green, Linda - Nov. 18 (74)<br />

SPECIAL WEDDING<br />

ANNIVERSARIES<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 />

Herron, Dorothy Catherine passed away on<br />

Wednesday, September 14, <strong>2022</strong>, at the age of 96.<br />

She was a long-time GWSA member and played<br />

many card games.<br />

Spears, Donald Dwayne passed away on Monday,<br />

September 19, <strong>2022</strong>, at the age of 60. He was a long<br />

-time GWSA member and enjoyed playing<br />

Cribbage.<br />

Figliuzzi, Bruno passed away on Saturday, October 8,<br />

<strong>2022</strong>, at the age of 79. He enjoyed playing Euchre<br />

with friends at the Evergreen.<br />

Desroches, Jocelynn passed away on Sunday,<br />

October 9, <strong>2022</strong>, at the age of 59. She was the chef<br />

in the Evergreen dining room for many years.<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>November</strong> <strong>2022</strong>


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

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday<br />

4<br />

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 />

3<br />

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

2<br />

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 />

1<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 />

8:30-10:30a 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 />

10<br />

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

9<br />

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 />

8<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 />

7<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 />

12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

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

6-9p Carving Club<br />

18<br />

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 />

17<br />

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

16<br />

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 />

15<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 />

14<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 />

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12:15-3p Pickleball<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 />

21<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 />

12:30-4p 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 />

12:30-4p 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 />

22<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 />

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 />

30<br />

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 />

1-4p Badminton W<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 />

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 />

Everyday Activities<br />

Snooker—9a-4p<br />

Book Nook—<br />

Mon-Fri – 9a-4p<br />

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22<br />

THE TALKING GAS PUMP<br />

by the Writers’ Group<br />

First thing on the list for his Monday morning<br />

outing was to get gas for the car. He wondered what<br />

outrageous price would meet him at the pumps. Too<br />

bad the world economy was such a mess. Budgets<br />

seemed to be getting tighter every day. Still, it could<br />

be worse. The day was crisp and quiet after the<br />

morning rush of workers had made it to their<br />

workplaces. The gas station was just a minute away.<br />

It was a new addition to the neighbourhood, having<br />

just opened a year ago. He put on his sunglasses,<br />

hefted into the car, and started it up.<br />

At the end of the street, he made a left, and fifty<br />

feet along, he made a right into the gas bar. He pulled<br />

up behind a shiny black sedan. The driver was<br />

already out of her car, and getting ready to fill up. He<br />

remarked that she had on a puffy silver vest that<br />

matched the silver of her hair. He got out of the car<br />

and opened the gas cap. Then he noticed the woman<br />

was in conversation with someone but no one was<br />

around. Ah, the voice was coming out of the gas<br />

pump. He had once before met the phenomenon<br />

when he kept banging away at the gas lever he had<br />

chosen, and nothing was happening. Suddenly, a<br />

voice from above told him that the gas pump was out<br />

of order. So odd. He knew somehow the woman had<br />

erred. Her voice seemed to have gone up an octave.<br />

He also knew the gas bar owners were newcomers,<br />

and were not quite sporting the Canadian accent yet,<br />

so it seemed the conversation was heating up. She<br />

held the fill nozzle up in her right hand, and was<br />

getting ready to insert it into the fill pipe of the car.<br />

The nozzle was bright yellow, and therein lay the<br />

problem. He stopped what he was doing and<br />

approached the woman.<br />

‘Excuse me,” he said, “but I<br />

think they are trying to tell you<br />

that you are holding the diesel<br />

nozzle. You don’t want to put<br />

diesel in your car. See this yellow nozzle<br />

belongs to this yellow lever marked Diesel.”<br />

The woman looked at him, looked at the yellow<br />

nozzle in her hand, and laughed in relief at the puzzle<br />

solved. “Oh, thank you so much. You are a nice man<br />

for helping me out.”<br />

He went back to his car and resumed the fill.<br />

When he went inside to pay, the woman was telling<br />

the young man with the generous smile who stood<br />

behind the counter about the “nice man”, and when<br />

she turned, she thanked him again, and left.<br />

When he went to pay, the young man said, “It is<br />

good to be kind.”<br />

“Yes, it is.” He nodded, and smiled in agreement.<br />

As he left the store, he felt contented. There was<br />

nothing wrong with being called “nice”. It is the<br />

height of our Canadian compliment. Nice work, nice<br />

day, or just “Nice!” is about as good as it can get.<br />

The British have a habit of saying “brilliant” for<br />

their approval of things. We find it rather odd. Our<br />

superlative is probably just “very nice”. We just had<br />

a moment of making new friends. The woman<br />

honked her horn and waved as she left the parking<br />

lot.<br />

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A VIEW FROM THE BOOK NOOK<br />

Chris Fraser<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 />

The book I am going to tell you about is called<br />

“Forgiving Paris” by Karen Kingsbury.<br />

Ashley Blake and her husband are about to take a trip<br />

to Paris to celebrate their anniversary where Ashley’s<br />

paintings are being exhibited at a gallery.<br />

Ashley keeps remembering her time in Paris 20 years<br />

earlier when she was a hopeful artist. She got a job as a<br />

receptionist at a well known gallery, but when she<br />

showed her paintings to the concierge at the gallery, she<br />

was told they were not good at all. A big exhibition was<br />

being held at the gallery and Ashley was busy getting<br />

things ready, and then on the big day, she was greeting<br />

the guests. The main attraction was Jean-Claude Pierre,<br />

who made a point of spending time with Ashley. He then<br />

offered to take her on a tour of Paris the next day.<br />

Ashley did enjoy seeing the sights but kept telling<br />

herself he was married and not to get attached to him.<br />

Alice worked at a nearby bakery and had almost died<br />

from an overdose of heroin and had decided to end her<br />

life and that of the baby she was carrying, but God had<br />

other plans for her that night. At the same time, Ashley<br />

had just found out she was pregnant and she felt very<br />

lonely in Paris and wanted to go home to Indiana.<br />

Going to Paris all those years later, Ashley was so<br />

grateful to have her husband, Landon, with her. He<br />

always was there for her and had planned a wonderful<br />

trip for them in Paris. Ashley has to forgive herself for<br />

what she did in Paris all those years ago and put it all<br />

behind her.<br />

This is an amazing story which I hope you will enjoy<br />

reading as much as I did.<br />

I hope you will all enjoy reading the new books that<br />

we recently purchased. You will find them in the “new<br />

additions” section of the library. I would also like to give<br />

my thanks to all the members who so generously donate<br />

books to our library for our members to enjoy.<br />

Please be sure to come to our Book Sale being held on<br />

<strong>November</strong> 19 in the auditorium - we have lots of books<br />

and DVDs to chose from.<br />

Happy Reading,<br />

Your bookworm and Librarian,<br />

Chris Fraser<br />

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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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A volunteer snow removal service for eligible<br />

seniors and those living with physical disabilities.<br />

The winter season is almost upon us. In partnership<br />

with the City of Guelph, PIN –The People and<br />

Information Network offer a volunteer snow removal<br />

service for eligible seniors and persons with physical<br />

disabilities. During a significant snow event, after the<br />

residential streets are plowed, volunteers visit their<br />

match within 24 hours to clear the windrow (the<br />

accumulation of snow left at the end of a driveway).<br />

Last year, 111 Snow Angels contributed 1,375 hours<br />

of snow shoveling service. In total, 145 residents were<br />

helped during the winter season. The support from<br />

this program is evident from feedback from one<br />

resident, “This service is not only helpful in a practice<br />

sense, but it also engenders a feeling of being<br />

connected to the community. Knowing that others<br />

care about my well-being is immensely important. My<br />

Snow Angel lending a helping hand when I most<br />

needed it makes all the difference in the world.<br />

For those volunteering for the service, it contributes a<br />

tremendous amount to the overall well-being of our<br />

community. Volunteering with the program is truly<br />

‘the neighbourly thing to do’ and is a great way for<br />

families to volunteer together, or high school<br />

students.<br />

For the residents of the Snow Angels program, it’s a<br />

vital service that allows them to stay connected to<br />

their community while living in their own spaces.<br />

In order to be eligible for this service, residents<br />

must:<br />

• Reside in the City of Guelph in a single dwelling<br />

or semi-detached house with private driveway.<br />

• Be unable to remove their own snow and cannot<br />

afford to pay for snow removal.<br />

• Have no able-bodied person living in the<br />

household to shovel snow.<br />

• Be a senior citizen (aged 65 years or older) and/or<br />

have a physical disability.<br />

Please note that the People and Information Network<br />

(PIN) reserves the right to ask for documentation<br />

verifying proof of disability and/or inability to pay for<br />

private snow removal services in order to ensure<br />

services are provided to those in our community who<br />

truly require assistance.<br />

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NOVEMBER 26<br />

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

683 Woolwich St., Guelph<br />

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, <strong>2022</strong><br />

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/<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 />

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 />

FOR SALE<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 />

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 />

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See Puzzles on pgs. 18 & 19<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 opened 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.<br />

We 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 />

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 />

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keep your body fit!<br />

Course ID: 29041<br />

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Maple<br />

Room)<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 warmup.<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 />

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: $92.43<br />

Non-Member: 106.34<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 warmup, 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<br />

your body fit!<br />

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Course ID: Monday: 28680<br />

Friday: 28681<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Room 4)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (8-9 a.m.)<br />

Dates:<br />

Monday: Sept. 19-December 19<br />

Friday: Sept. 23-December 16<br />

Fees: Member: $92.43<br />

Non-Member: $106.34<br />

Total Body Conditioning<br />

This total body conditioning class will<br />

challenge the active 55+ individual. A cardio<br />

warmup will prepare you for resistance<br />

training, balance, flexibility, and core strength<br />

and floor workout. The benefits of regular<br />

exercise consisting of these major components<br />

will improve your mental, physical and<br />

emotional health. Increase your energy level to<br />

be able to carry out daily tasks and reduce your<br />

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<br />

answers! You will go from learning the theory<br />

behind the importance of strength training to<br />

mastering the technique behind bodyweight,<br />

free weight and barbell training. Our qualified<br />

instructors will take you through a progressive<br />

training program that will help you gain a better<br />

understanding of exercise and program design,<br />

help you increase your strength and, most<br />

importantly, your confidence in and out of the<br />

gym.<br />

Course ID: 29809<br />

Location: West End Community Centre<br />

(Fitness Room)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (9-10 a.m.),<br />

1 hour (10-11 a.m.<br />

Dates: October 19-December 7 (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<br />

improvement in posture. The class presents an<br />

excellent opportunity for beginners to start<br />

exercising with an aerobic, strength and<br />

flexibility 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: October 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 />

Dates: October 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,<br />

Drum and Jump is a high-fun, high-energy<br />

fitness 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 />

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Centre (Maple Room)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (4-5 p.m.)<br />

Dates: October 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<br />

in 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: October 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 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: October 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 />

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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: October 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<br />

meal and take part in social activities in a<br />

friendly and inclusive environment.<br />

Lunch and Learn – <strong>November</strong><br />

Discover current and evidence-based strategies<br />

to help you live with Osteoarthritis. By<br />

attending this 1 hour session led by Arthritis<br />

Society Occupational Therapist Kristin Dillon,<br />

you will learn about osteoarthritis, strategies to<br />

manage arthritis, and how therapeutic exercises,<br />

physical activity and nutrition can decrease<br />

pain.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Room 4)<br />

Date: <strong>November</strong> 24 (Thursday)<br />

Course ID: 28853<br />

Class Length: 1.5 hours (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)<br />

Fees: Member: $10.00<br />

Non-Member: $10.00<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 />

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Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Board Room)<br />

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

(3:30-4:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: October 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: October 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: October 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: October 25-December 13 (Tuesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $56.88<br />

Non-Member: $65.44<br />

YOGA<br />

Gentle Yoga<br />

This program is open to everyone. We will<br />

explore this centuries old discipline which<br />

brings health and vitality to the body, peace to<br />

the mind and joy to the spirit. Participants must<br />

have the mobility to move from standing<br />

positions to laying/sitting on a mat on the floor.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Room 4)<br />

Course ID: 31367<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (10:15-11:15 a.m.)<br />

Friday<br />

Dates: October 14-December 16 (Friday)<br />

Fees: Member: $63.99<br />

Non-Member: $73.62<br />

SPECIAL EVENTS<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 />

Event ID: 28700<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre (Auditorium)<br />

Length: 4 hours<br />

(9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)<br />

Date: <strong>November</strong> 19 (Saturday)<br />

Fee: 1 table: $20.00<br />

2 tables: Additional $15 ($35)<br />

3 tables: Additional $25 ($45)<br />

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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 />

This graphic by Unknown Author is<br />

licensed under CC BY-ND<br />

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GRAND CHRISTMAS MYSTERY TOUR<br />

Total cost: Members only - $112.00 (non-refundable) Code - 31212<br />

Registration starts on Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 1, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Booking deadline is Friday, December 2, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Join us for a day away. Please bring a sandwich for later, as it will be a long day.<br />

The cost includes transportation by coach, hot lunch, cost to venues, taxes and tip for the<br />

driver.<br />

Leave the Evergreen Centre - 12 pm The Carousel - 12:10 pm Returning back in Guelph around 8 pm<br />

Refund Policy: This trip is NON-REFUNDABLE; doctor’s certificates will not be accepted. Should there<br />

be a mandatory provincial shutdown due to COVID-19 or GWSA cancels the trip due to lack of<br />

participation, all participants will receive a full refund to their method of payment. Don’t Wait! That means<br />

booking your trip before the trip must be cancelled due to low participation. It takes time to put these trips<br />

together and we need your commitment to make these trips happen! The Travel Committee must give the<br />

number of bookings by Friday, December 2, <strong>2022</strong>, and, if there are not enough reservations at that time, the<br />

trip will be cancelled!<br />

Accessibility: 1. The trip is not wheelchair accessible, however, travellers who can transfer to a coach seat<br />

may have their collapsible manual wheelchair or 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<br />

is fully capable of rendering such assistance (this person has to be an adult). The cost for this assistant will<br />

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.<br />

Vehicles must be left at the Carousel parking area in Riverside Park where you will board the bus. This<br />

allows for other members to have a place to park when they come throughout the day.<br />

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

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

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

print this form, copies will be available from a Travel Committee member the day of the trip. Please see<br />

the Trip, Travel and Tours page on the GWSA website for specific instructions. Registration will be<br />

available until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed on Friday, December 2, <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 Friday December 2, <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

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Bistro 683 - <strong>November</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 />

1<br />

2<br />

3<br />

4<br />

Roast Chicken with<br />

Chalet Sauce<br />

Roast Beef<br />

Roast Pork, Red<br />

Cabbage, Bread<br />

Dumplings<br />

Meat Loaf<br />

7<br />

8<br />

9<br />

10<br />

11<br />

Rainbow Trout<br />

Piperade<br />

Pulled Pork on a<br />

Bun<br />

Mac and Cheese<br />

Liver & Onions<br />

Cabbage Rolls<br />

14<br />

15<br />

16<br />

17<br />

18<br />

Pork & White<br />

Bean Stew<br />

Butter Chicken<br />

Glazed Baked Ham<br />

with Pineapple<br />

Chutney<br />

Minced Meat Pies<br />

Lasagna with<br />

Garlic Bread<br />

21<br />

BBQ Baby Back<br />

Ribs<br />

22<br />

Turkey Dinner<br />

23<br />

Liver & Onions<br />

24<br />

Sausage on a Bun<br />

25<br />

Pork Schnitzel<br />

28<br />

29<br />

30<br />

Meat Loaf<br />

Beef Chili with<br />

Bread<br />

Spaghetti with Meat<br />

Balls<br />

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