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Our Services

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• Navigating the Health Care System

• Consulting Services

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• Advanced Care Planning

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• Physician Consultation

• Respite Care

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The Guelph/Wellington Seniors Association

A non-profit organization based at the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

http://www.gwsa-guelph.ca

A MESSAGE FROM THE GWSA

BOARD

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Directors & Officers

Linda Jeffrey — Executive Director

Pat Gage — President

Donna Keating — Vice-President

Sam Marzouk — Treasurer

Brooke Gibbons — Secretary

(City Recreational Co-ordinator)

Directors

Ken Fugler

Charlie Bishop

Wenda King

Sam Montoya

Janice Robertson

Elizabeth Steggles

Yvonne Thomas

Adam Rutherford (City Program Manager)

The Sentinel Team

Carol Croft — Adminstrator, Printer

Linda Green — Editor, Printer

George Hughes — Printer

Bill Shephard, Ray Miller — Part-time

Assistants

All of the above GWSA members

are Volunteers.

City Staff

Adam Rutherford — Program

Manager

Jill Hunt — Customer Service Clerk

Brooke Gibbons — Recreation Program

Director — Senior Services

Becky MacDonald — Recreation

Co-ordinator — Volunteers

TBA — Chef

TBA — Facility Maintainer

Lynne Briggs — Manager of Recreation

Services

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

A City of Guelph Recreation Facility run in

partnership with the Community Services Department

of the City of Guelph and the Guelph/

Wellington Seniors Association

683 Woolwich St., Guelph, ON, N1H 3Y8

Tel.: 519-823-1291 / Fax: 519-823-8972

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm M-F

(closed Statutory Holidays)

Read The Sentinel on our website,

www.gwsa-guelph.ca

ISSN: 0383 817X

With the month of December upon us, many of us find

ourselves busy attending to a variety of activities. These

activities can include searching for the right gift, baking

delicious treats, visiting family and friends or just relaxing

in the peace of the holiday season. There are many

religious and cultural celebrations in December, including

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the Winter Solstice.

During this time of celebrations, your GWSA Board wishes

you a safe and happy Holiday Season.

At the writing of this message, there is no snow on the

ground. In fact, it is a beautiful crisp sunny day. While

driving to the Evergreen Centre earlier today, I fully

opened my windows and just let the fresh breeze blaze

through my van. The positive side of this was that it felt

sooooo good. The negative was that, afterwards, it took me

almost an hour to untangle my hair!

The month of December also brings us to the end of the

year 2022, and with that, another opportunity for your

GWSA Board to thank the many, many volunteers that are

a critical part of making the multitude of programs

available to you. Imagine, for just a minute, what it would

be like if we didn’t have the wonderful volunteers we do.

On behalf of all the GWSA Board members, we thank you

from our hearts for all that you do that contributes

towards making the lives of others better. The GWSA

Board also thanks the City of Guelph staff of the Evergreen

Centre who supports us in achieving our goals.

There are a number of activities happening in the month of

December. Enjoy taking an opportunity to read through the

Sentinel so you don’t miss anything. The GWSA Monthly

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

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

by writers (no political or religious topics please).

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Update email and our GWSA website https://gwsa-guelph.ca are additional informative

options to help keep you updated!

A couple of highlights for December include:

*Evergreen Seniors Centre Monthly Dance on December 10 from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm!

*Silvertones Christmas Carolling on December 2 from 2 pm to 3 pm!

*Grand Christmas Mystery Tour on Saturday, December 17 (check Sentinel and GWSA

Monthly Update for further details)!

We mentioned the following information in the November Sentinel, but it is worth

repeating. Included again is an informative link that notes public health measures and

advice that will help support keeping us all safe and healthy during the month of

December.

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

Be safe and enjoy your Holiday and Seasonal celebrations!

Donna Keating

Vice Chair/Vice President

Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA)

donna.keating@gwsa-guelph.ca

MASTERMIND TOYS, GUELPH

– 20% Discount

Membership has it PERKS

Loyalty Program –

GRANDPARENT DAY

Mastermind Toys are offering

senior grandparents a 20%

discount on purchases made on

the first Tuesday of each month.

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-ND

Join their Free Loyalty Program and get in on GRANDPARENT DAY.

Mastermind Toys is located at 370 Stone Rd W., Guelph (across from Stone

Road Mall in the strip mall behind McDonald’s)

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THE EDITOR’S PAGE

from The Sentinel Team

We would like to wish one and all

A Very Merry Christmas and

A Very Happy New Year 2023!

Special Printing For Members

Looking for that

Special Unique Christmas Gift?

The Sentinel can print a custom 2023 Calendar using your

own photographs (14 pictures-landscape style) for $15

(includes HST) per calendar. If you want the calendars for

Christmas, please submit them no later than December 13.

Email us your request or leave us a message in our mailbox.

You can usually find us in the office on Monday, Wednesday,

or Friday mornings.

DONATIONS

To donate easily, with a credit

card, visit our website

www.gwsa-guelph.ca and click

on the ‘Donate’ button or call:

519-823-1291

December 2, 2022, is the deadline for

submissions for the

January 2023 Sentinel.

Email submissions to: sentinel@gwsa-guelph.ca

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.

Distribution of the January issue

is on December 22, 2022.

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos

(but we’ll do our best).

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Volunteer Corner from Becky MacDonald

Please contact Becky MacDonald:

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca for more

information and if you have any questions.

Happy Holidays to all!

2022, where have you gone?

The first year back to a somewhat normal

environment after a couple of years full of

unexpected changes.

It was great to see everyone returning to the

programs they enjoy, volunteering in roles they

are passionate about and socializing with others

face to face without the barriers.

I would like to wish everyone the very best

over the holidays and I look forward to the new

beginnings of 2023.

Upcoming Volunteer Awards

Senior of the Year Award

This award is given by a municipality to

recognize an outstanding senior who, after age

65, enriches the social, cultural or civic life of

the community.

Deadline: April 30

If you are interested in nominating a fellow

volunteer, please speak to Becky in the main

office on Mondays or Wednesdays, or email

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca.

Orientation and Training

All volunteers will be required to complete

the mandatory Orientation & Training. The

training can be completed from the comfort of

your home online. Those who do not have

access to a computer, training dates will be set

up for you to attend in the near future.

For more information and for details on each

position, please contact:

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca.

If you are a current volunteer, you are more

than welcome to take on more than one

position. If you are not a current volunteer, you

will be required to complete the “Volunteer

Application Form – online” at: https://gwsaguelph.ca/1749-2/.

No access to a computer? Please stop into the

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre to pick

up an application to complete for a volunteer

position that is of interest to you.

GWSA COMMITTEES

Membership & Marketing

Three more committee members needed to

join the team. Meet on the second Tuesday of

each month at 9:30 am. The committee reports

to the Board for all membership and marketing

initiatives, focusing on the maximum interest of

members and advancement of the Board’s

Strategic Plan. The Committee provides content

and messaging advice to the webmaster for the

website and social media accounts and prepares

monthly GWSA Email Updates. Marketing and

recruitment experience would definitely be

assets, but are not required.

• Monitors membership satisfaction

• Develops plans to improve member

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recruitment and retention

• Marketing responsibilities include arranging

for media coverage and creating

advertisements

• Developing promotional material

• Arranging special events such as Open

House and New Members’ Welcome - either

virtually or in-person as appropriate.

Special Events Committee

The GWSA is looking for energetic individuals

to lead the special events committee when

initiated. Duties include: responsibility for

significant events throughout the year (e.g.,

Mental Health Symposium). The Committee

sees the overall organization of the event,

maintaining communication with the Board and

the City of Guelph staff; promotes the event in

the Sentinel, website and other avenues with

support from the M&M committee.

Technology Committee

Advise the Board of Directors and provide

technical leadership in support of the Strategic

Plan.

Production support: we need a group of

technically savvy and interested members to

prioritize a list of needed projects for planning

and implementation.

Experience in: electrician, sound tech, lighting

technician, carpentry or design would be useful,

and possibly computer-aided design skills.

IT (Information Technology):

• Make hardware and software

recommendations to address employee and

volunteer needs including the Board,

Finance Committee and members.

• Oversee a small wireless network.

• Provide guidance regarding the technical

aspects of the website and membership

mailing list.

• Establish a modest A/V recording/live

streaming studio

Interest and background experience in IT,

including network management and video

production would be assets.

GWSA Activity Groups

The following Activity Groups are in need of

Volunteers:

• Bid Euchre

• Computer Mentoring

• Canasta

• Darts

• Euchre Wednesdays

• 6-Handed Euchre

• Mah Jong

• Silver Seven Skaters

If you are interested in volunteering in any of

the areas listed, please contact Becky for more

information. becky.macdonald@guelph.ca

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Wellness Matters workshops are presented by the

Guelph Family Health Team.

Guelph FHT's main office is

moving to a new location!

What does this mean for Wellness Matters workshops?

Starting January 2023, all IN-PERSON workshops will now take place at:

649 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph, ON

Suite 500 (5th floor)

Wellness Workshop participants will take the elevator to the 5th floor and follow

signs to the workshop room entrance. Free parking available in the parking lot.

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

Intro to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Part 1 (VIRTUAL), 3 sessions

Date: Monday, December 5, 12, 19

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm EST

*VIRTUAL webinar only

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

Let’s Talk About Panic (VIRTUAL)

Date: Thursday, December 8

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EST

*VIRTUAL webinar only

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

Calming Strategies (VIRTUAL), rotating topics

Date: Thursday, December 1 (Topic: Breathing)

Time: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm EST

*VIRTUAL webinar only

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

Date: Thursday, December 15 (Topic: Grounding)

Time: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm EST

*VIRTUAL webinar only

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

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

GWSA Email Updates

Each month, approximately mid-month, the

Membership and Marketing Committee at the

GWSA sends out the GWSA Email Update. It

highlights a few of the exciting things happening at

the GWSA and important communications from

the Board.

You can subscribe to receive the GWSA Email

Update by completing the steps below:

1. To begin, please send an email to:

subscribe@gwsa-guelph.ca. You can enter

Subscribe in the Subject line, or just skip that

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

minutes you will receive a message with a link.

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

appropriate fields, and click “Subscribe to List”.

3. To ensure you really want to receive GWSA

Email Updates – and to make sure all emails are

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

confirm.

4. Once you respond to the confirmation message,

your registration is complete and you’ll receive

our Welcome Letter.

You can also subscribe using the Email Update

input form at the bottom of any page on the

GWSA website at gwsa-guelph.ca.

You can expect to receive your first GWSA Email

Update approximately mid-month after you sign

up.

You can unsubscribe from the GWSA Email

Updates at any time by clicking on the

“unsubscribe” link that is displayed at the bottom

of every update.

Membership &

Marketing Committee

This graphic by Unknown Author is

licensed under CC BY-ND

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GWSA Group & Activity Reports

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

Art in the Hall

Art in the Hall will return! I personally

want to thank Ted Pritchard,

who set high standards when it came

to putting together shows for this

venue. I am not sure I will be able to

keep up those standards, but I will

try!

All of the art groups and artisans

will have an opportunity to show off

their wares and offer items for sale if

they wish. A portion of the cost will

go towards the GWSA, and staff at

the cash will be familiar with how to

process these payments and ensure

artists receive their funds,

again, if they wish to sell their creations.

A contract (very similar to the one

Ted used) will be sent out to all

groups to review; it outlines how the

shows will run. I intend to

change up the art monthly and to be

present the second Monday of each

month to put up a new show. Some

shows will run longer and we may

have special presentations, for example,

the recent one I co-ordinated

of our late Gloria Mifsud, an artist

who passed away in March of this

year. Her artwork was showcased

and all funds donated to the GWSA.

The show was a huge success!

I plan on going through the list of

groups alphabetically as presented in

the Sentinel. Please start to think

about the piece you would like to

hang, present and showcase.

Further information will be forwarded

to all groups.

I am truly looking forward to seeing

the hall light up again with wonderful

artistic creations!

Badminton

We are a large club of approximately

100 members playing on a 3-court

gym with beautifully sprung hardwood

floors.

We play at both the Evergreen and

the West End Community Centres

up to 6 days a week, except during

July and August when the WECC is

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not available. Please check “GWSA

Group & Activity Contact Information”

or the GWSA online calendar

for times and locations.

Our skill level can be from beginner

to experienced so you may wish

to plan a visit to watch us play before

you apply to join. Application

can be made through the City of

Guelph directly at the Evergreen or

WECC or online at guelph.ca by

using the RecEnroll program to apply.

We typically hold several coaching

clinics as well as some fun tournaments

during our season. We also

encourage folks to stay late on

Wednesdays for smaller group

coaching and practice.

All you need are dedicated indoor

court shoes, proper gym attire, a

racket and a smile to participate. We

do have a few loaner racquets available

and free equipment advice to

help you decide. Please feel free to

call me, Jeff Millard, 519-993-1362.

Book Club 1

Our group meets in the Board Room

on the last Friday of each month

from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For December,

our selection is “The Two-

Family House” by Lynda Loigman.

Our January selection is “A Gentleman

in Moscow” by Amor Towles.

Monthly fee is $3.00. At present we

have a waiting list.

Bridge

GWSA welcomes all Bridge players

with a basic knowledge of the game

to enjoy playing bridge in a friendly

and comfortable environment. We

offer both Recreational and Duplicate

Bridge. No partner? No problem!

We mix and mingle with a

room full of eager players so that

everyone has a partner for any of our

regularly scheduled games.

Bridge-Recreational

Join us for recreational bridge in the

afternoon or evening.

Tuesdays 6:30-9:00 pm Evergreen

Room 3

Thursdays 12:30-3:30 pm Evergreen

Room 3

Bridge-Duplicate

This group is for individuals who

have already taken bridge lessons

and would like to work on improving

their game. Volunteers are on

hand to coach you.

We request you know the Bidding

Basics. We will make you comfortable

playing Duplicate Bridge with

Duplicate Boards and using Bidding

Boxes.

Fridays 9:00-11:30 am, Evergreen

Room 3.

Bunka

Bunka embroidery is created by using

a unique combination of punch

needle and special silk-like rayon

thread. When completed, many pictures

resemble delicately shaded

paintings. In fact, the needle is held

and operates in much the same manner

as an artist’s brush or pencil. We

do not teach classes or have an instructor,

so you should have some

experience in the craft and members

are required to purchase their own

supplies. Every Wednesday from

9:15 a.m. to noon in Room 3. Currently

there is a wait list.

See Bunkawithflair.com.

Craft Group

The ladies of the Craft Club are very

busy making beautiful articles for

our store. We started in September

to make hats, mitts and scarves to

donate to the needy in December.

We have had a few of the GWSA

members also donating these items

so we can reach as many as possible.

Guelph Wood Carving Club

est. Circa 1986

A well-established wood carving

club of mostly seniors (both men

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and women) has operated in the

Guelph area for decades.

We do carving in the round, like

cartoon characters, birds and wildlife,

spoons, bowls, etc.

Other carving techniques include

relief carving, marquetry, and pyrography.

Training available.

Meets Monday evening 6:00 pm-

9:00 pm in Evergreen Room 2.

Cribbage

Come on out on a Tuesday afternoon

for a friendly game of Cribbage in

Room 3 of the Evergreen Centre.

The room is open at 12:30 pm

and we start playing at 1:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome and we play 8

games, with prizes at the end of the

afternoon. If you are not sure of how

to play, we have instructors to help.

Line Dancing

Evergreen Auditorium

Phyllis Carnochan

(519-836-9415)

Donna Holmes (519-831-0943)

Monday Classes

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

Tutorial (brief review of steps)

9:30 to 10:30 am – Beginners

(Beyond the Basics)

10:45 to 11:45 am - Intermediate

(Are you up for a challenge?)

Thursday Classes

1:00 to 2:00 pm - Introduction to

Line Dancing (No experience needed)

2:15 to 3:15 pm – Beginners

(Beyond the Basics)

The cost is $2.00 each time you

come. Sign up for line dancing at

519-822-1260 ext. 2694.

Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg has started up again in

Room 4 on Mondays from 2:30-4:30

p.m. It is a game played with tiles,

similar to dominoes. Instruction is

available for those who don’t know

how to play.

Into Focus Photography

We are a friendly group of amateur

photographers with equipment ranging

from mobile phones and pointand-shoot

cameras to fancy DSLR

models. We share a common interest

in photography as a hobby and we

learn from each other. New members

are always welcome. Our regular

meetings are on the last Monday

of every month in Room 4.

If you are interested in joining,

contact Stu McCannell

(smccannell@rogers.com).

Pickleball

Pickleball is a sport in which four

players use solid paddles made of

wood or composite materials to hit a

perforated polymer ball over a net.

The sport shares features of other

racquet sports: the dimensions and

layout of a badminton court and a

net and rules similar to tennis, with a

few modifications.

This sport is for people of all

ages who are looking for some fun,

laughter, socialization and exercise.

It’s easy to learn, but can be challenging

for those with a competitive

nature. All levels of skill invited.

Pickleball equipment is provided.

Shuffleboard

Come on out and join our group.

Enjoy some gentle exercise, friendship

and fun. Membership is available

to all paid-up GWSA members

for a $10 fee every six months. Register

the first time you play. Beginners

are welcome and instruction is

available. The group plays Tuesdays

and Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.

Silver Strummers

The ukulele orchestra is an unqualified

success story! There are

now 30 individuals who have joined

the Silver Strummers. We welcome

ALL skill levels, beginner through

advanced! We will provide you with

all the information you will need to

get started. If you would like to try

the universally accessible and

friendly instrument of the ukulele,

please contact Eva Quan 519-820-

1032.

Silvertones

The Silvertones members have returned

to our weekly practices again

in Room 3! They run from 2 to 3

p.m. on Fridays. We do have a few

openings so please contact Doreen

Muir @ 519-831-8323 if you would

like to join our choir or would

like more information.

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Skiing

For the 2023 ski season, it costs

$10.00 plus HST to join the Ski

Club. You register and pay for the

Downhill Ski Club at the front desk

of the Evergreen Centre. It helps to

own a 5-7 Pass purchased from Blue

Mountain well before the start of the

ski season. Every Monday, we carpool

by meeting at the lower Evergreen

Parking Lot by the Enabling

Garden at 8:00 am, drive to Blue

Mountain, and return to Guelph by

6:00 pm. Contact Bob Shearer 519-

831-4093 for Ski Club information.

Evergreen Snooker Club

The Evergreen Snooker Club is

composed of a group of active,

friendly players with skill levels

covering the full spectrum from

learner/beginner to accomplished

player. If you are interested in learning

the game, or have played in the

past and want to get back into it,

please drop by the Snooker Room.

You will be assured a warm welcome

and a place to try your hand at

one of our three tables. The Snooker

Room is open weekdays between

9:00 am and 4:00 pm and any other

time the Evergreen Centre may be

open.

The primary focus of the club is to

have fun, build friendships and socialize.

Your snooker skill level is

irrelevant, so don’t feel intimidated

if you are a beginner. Prospective

members may visit the club room up

to three times without charge to help

with their decision on whether to

join. While most of the current

members are men, there is a small

group of women who play regularly

(typically on Tuesday mornings), so

ladies, don’t be shy, give it a try.

Membership is available to all

paid-up members of the GWSA on

payment of the prescribed annual

snooker activity fee. The current fee

of $70 (plus tax) buys you access to

the Snooker Room any time it is

open and to all the snooker you care

to play.

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Texas Hold ’Em

Why not come out and have fun with

us? We are averaging about 16 players

a week. We are situated in the

Dining Room. We charge $2 per

week and pretty well all of that goes

back to the GWSA. We play Tuesdays

from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Each player starts off with $500 in

real casino chips, and, as we do not

play for money, we work on a point

system. The one with the most

points each week is the winner. We

play until there is only one player

left or 8:30 pm comes, whichever is

first.

We will gladly teach anyone who

is interested in playing. Just follow

the laughter to find us. We welcome

everyone who wants to play and enjoys

company.

We have quite a few ladies playing

at present and would always welcome

more. We do not want to become

a men’s club! Remember, you

have to be a member of the GWSA

to play.

Walking Club (Indoors)

A Pilot Project has been set up between

the GWSA and the City to

allow GWSA members to walk indoors

this winter at the Guelph

Sports Dome on College Avenue.

You can register for the Walking

Club’s 2022-2023 winter walking

season online through RecEnroll or

at the front desk of the Evergreen

Centre. There is no fee for this pilot

project but you must be an active

member of the GWSA.

We will be walking Wednesday

mornings from 10:45 am to 11:45

am at the Guelph Sports Dome (375

College Ave West). We recommend

that you be there around 10:30, to

hang up your coat and change to indoor

shoes. No outdoor shoes are

allowed on the turf surface.

If you are interested in helping

with this group or would like any

additional information, please contact

walkingclubgwsa@gmail.com.

Join Us

Meeting day: Wednesdays, November

to March

Time: arrive at 10:30, walking from

10:45 am to 11:45 am

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Location: Guelph Sports Dome (375

College Ave West)

Club Contacts:

walkingclubgwsa@gmail.com

Activity Fee

FREE for GWSA members (pilot

project 2022-2023 season)

Watercolour Painters

The Evergreen Watercolour Painters

provides an opportunity for watercolour

painters to practise their hobby

along with others sharing the

same interest, while encouraging one

another and receiving information,

ideas and inspiration. While we do

not offer classes or lessons, we welcome

accomplished watercolour

painters. There is a small annual

membership fee and membership

with the GWSA is required. We

meet in Room 2 from 12:30 to 4

p.m. on the 1st and 5th Wednesday

of the month, and from 9 a.m. to 4

p.m. on the third Wednesday.

Woven Words

“If you wait for inspiration before

you write, you’re not a writer, you’re

a waiter”- Dan Poynter

Using the book “Your Story, Well

Told” by Corey Rosen (available

through Amazon) as a foundation,

we will explore numerous aspects of

storytelling through discussion examples

and exercises.

We will weave our own stories

based on a technique we choose,

share, rehearse, and finally present

during the last class of each month.

Using the Goldilocks approach, not

too much, not too little, but just

right, we will learn to water ‘n’

weed, as our project captures a blossom

which truly represents the story

we wish to share. The only suggested

equipment is a journal to jot notes

and ideas.

Once we feel comfortable with

traditional storytelling, we will discuss

expansion to Storytelling Plus.

This involves storytelling with

props, draw and tell, feltboard, cut

and tell, music, movement, puppets,

etc. We are only limited by our imagination!

Mondays 10-11 a.m. in

Room 4.

Writers Club

If you enjoy the power of the pen,

come join the Writers Club. We can

toss around ideas and topics to get

the creative juices flowing. Then

let’s share the resulting written

shape for constructive comments,

while enjoying the company of others.

Please feel welcome to join the

journey. We will meet the 1st and

3rd Wednesday of the month in the

Board Room, from 1-3 p.m. There is

a weekly fee of $2 for the GWSA.

Contact Susan Jackson 519-265-

3246.

Writing Your Life Story

This new Activity Group has gotten

off to a good start with 12+ members.

All are conscientiously following

the suggestions of the facilitator,

as steps towards producing a document

that can be shared with children,

grandchildren and other interested

people. Each week there is an

assignment to create a story relating

to your life experience. The story is

then shared with others in the group.

We have already learned that no

one’s life is “boring”! Space is limited

due to room size, but we can

accept a few more members. We

meet on Thursdays at 1:30 pm in the

Board Room. If you are interested,

come and check us out! Contact Jennifer

Blackie at 519-824-7204 or

jblackie@bell.net for more information.

Seniors Mixed Volleyball

Thursday mornings at the West End

from 10:30 a.m. - noon.

$60 for the season, September to

June.

Must have some mobility and

hand/eye co-ordination.

Any questions or concerns, please

contact: Co-ordinator

Johanna van Boxtel, 416-579-7143

Johannavanboxtel60@gmail.com.


GWSA Groups & Activities Contact Information

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

Art In The Hall

Kim Taylor

(kdillonrose@gmail.com)

Art Studio In 2

Evergreen Room 2

Nora Kelly norakelly1@hotmail.com

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

Badminton

Evergreen Auditorium

Jeff Millard (519-993-1362)

Tues. 7-9:30 pm

Thurs. & Fri. 10:30 am-1 pm,

Sun. 1:30-3:30 pm

Mon. & Wed. 1-4 pm (WECC)

No play at WECC July & August

Casual Bicycling

Various Locations in and

around Guelph

John Ness jolyness4952@gmail.com

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

Bunka Art Group

Evergreen Room 3

Diane Barber (519-763-2996)

designbunny@rogers.com

Wednesdays - 9:15 am-noon

Canoe Club

John Ness (519-994-8611)

canoeclubmembership@gmail.com

Thursdays 9-noon

Chess Club

Board Room

2nd & 4th Fridays – 10 am-12 pm

Bruce Hurst (519-831-4340)

bfhurst80@hotmail.com

Computer Club

Evergreen Room 3

Ross Knechtel (226-706-4058)

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)

January, March, May

2nd Monday - 7:00-9:00 pm

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Bid Euchre on Thursdays

Evergreen Room 2

Phyllis Goodhew

(phyllisgoodhew@gmail.com)

Thursdays 1 pm-4 pm

Book Club 1

Board Room

Veronica Sanche (519-767-9991)

Last Friday of month - 1-2:30 pm

Book Club 2

Board Room

Christine Trimble (519-823-2086)

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

Bridge - Recreational

Evergreen Room 3

gwsa.bridge@gmail.com

Tuesdays - 6:30-9:00 pm

Thursdays - 12:30-3:30 pm

Bridge - Duplicate

Evergreen Room 3

2paulinesmith@gmail.com

Fridays - 9:00-11:30 am

Computer Mentoring

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)

Computer Lab

Computer mentoring is a drop-in program.

No appointment necessary.

Computer mentoring is offered every Monday

(except when the Centre is closed)

from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Craft Club

Evergreen Room 2

Judy Montgomery (519-824-8047)

Fridays - 8:30 am-1:30 pm

Cribbage

Evergreen Room 3

Elaine Miller (ermiller35@gmail.com)

Tuesdays 12:30 pm-4 pm

Diabetes Support Group

Room 3

2nd Tuesday – 11 am -12 pm

4th Tuesday – 10 am -12 pm

Bill MacDonald (519-400-0950)

cbmacdonald@rogers.com

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Euchre on Monday

Evergreen Room 3

Earl Mead (lemead41@outlook.com)

Mondays - 1:00-3:00 pm

Euchre on Friday

Evergreen Room 4

Peter Smith (519-217-8986)

Fridays - 1:00-4:00 pm

Golf

Tom Kane (519-827-1475)

Mondays, May to September

Into Focus Photography

Evergreen Room 4

Stu McCannell (smccannell@rogers.com)

last Monday of every month—2:30-5 pm

$24.00 a year

Line Dancing

Evergreen Auditorium

Phyllis (519-836-9415)

Donna (519-831-0943)

Mondays – 9:15 to noon

Thursdays – 1:00 to 3:15 p.m.

Mah Jongg

Evergreen Room 4

Gladys Robson 519-993-5398

Mondays - 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Peer Learning

Barb McLeod (519-823-2531)

Andrew Webb (226-500-4755)

Sessions in September 2022

Pickleball

Rudy Simon

gwsapickleball@gmail.com

Evergreen Auditorium

Monday 12:15 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday 8:30 am – 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday 8:30 – 10:00 am

Thursday 8:30 - 10:30 am

Friday 8:30 – 10:30 am and 1 – 4 pm

Sunday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

West End Comm. Centre

Tues. - noon-4:00 pm (advanced play)

Thurs. - 1:00-5:00 pm (advanced play)

Quilting

Evergreen Room 2

Beryl Drohan (519-827-0120)

Mondays - 12:30-4:00 pm

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Rug Hooking

Evergreen Room 2

Kathy McCallum

kamccallum28@gmail.com

Tuesdays 12-4 pm

Shuffleboard

Evergreen Auditorium

Elaine Bigam (519-824-6498)

elainebigam@gmail.com

Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 1-3 pm

Silver Strummers

Room 3

Eva Quan 519-820-1032

Fridays - Beginners 12-1 pm

Experienced 1-2 pm

Silvertones Choir

Room 3

Doreen Muir (519-831-8323)

Choir Director - Ann Sneyd

Accompanist: Andrea LeBlanc

Fridays 2-3 pm

Ski Club

Evergreen Parking Lot by

The Enabling Garden

Bob Shearer 519-831-4093

bob.shearer@xplornet.ca

Mondays from January to the end of March

8:00 am car pool at Evergreen to Blue Mountain

6:00 pm return to Evergreen

Evergreen Snooker Club

Evergreen Snooker Room

Nick Harris (519-836-4547)

Daily - 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Table Tennis

Evergreen Auditorium

Petr Vales (ttguelph@outlook.com)

Evergreen:

Monday - 3-6:15 pm

Wednesday - 10 am-1 pm

Saturday - 9:00 am-12:00 noon

West End: Friday - 1:00-4:00 pm

(WECC - except July/August)

Texas Hold ’Em Poker

Bistro 683

Paul Phillips (416-996-2112)

Bruno Szafran (519-823-2317)

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 pm


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Walking Club

Meeting day: Wednesdays, November to March

Time: arrive at 10:30 am,

walking from 10:45 am to 11:45 am

Location: Guelph Sports Dome

(375 College Ave West)

Club Contacts:

walkingclubgwsa@gmail.com

FREE for GWSA members

(pilot project 2022-2023 season)

Watercolour Painters Club

Evergreen Room 2

Mary Mulholland (519-836-4889)

watercolourclub@gwsa-guelph.ca

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

Third Wednesday - 9 am to 4 pm

Membership $30/yr + hst

West End Art Group

Rm 2 West End Comm. Centre

Nancy Baker (519-822-6653)

Tuesdays - 12:30-4:00 pm

September – June

Membership $10/yr + hst

West Hills Art Group

Rm 2 West End Comm. Centre

Dale Vardy (519-823-5746)

bdvardy@rogers.com

September - June

Thursdays - noon-4:00 pm

Membership $25.00 + hst

Wood Carving Group

Evergreen Room 2

Ken Fugler (fugler@rogers.com)

Monday – 6-9 pm

Woven Words

Room 4

Ellen & Gordon Webb (519.835.7153)

ellenandgordon@yahoo.ca

Mondays – 10am-11 am

Writers Club

Board Room

Susan Jackson (519-265-3246)

susan.guelph@yahoo.ca

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

Writing Your Life Story

Board Room

Jennifer Blackie

519-824-7204

jblackie@bell.net

Thursdays 1:30-3:30 pm

Seniors Mixed Volleyball

West End

Johanna van Boxtel, 416-579-7143

Johannavanboxtel60@gmail.com

Thursday 10:30 a.m. - noon

$60 for the season, September to June

NEW — Walking Club (Indoors)

A Pilot Project has been set up between the GWSA and the City to allow GWSA members to walk indoors

this winter at the Guelph Sports Dome on College Avenue.

You can register for the Walking Club’s 2022-2023 winter walking season online through RecEnroll or at

the front desk of the Evergreen Centre. There is no fee for this pilot project but you must be an active member

of the GWSA.

We will be walking Wednesday mornings from 10:45 am to 11:45 am at the Guelph Sports Dome (375

College Ave. West). We recommend that you be there around 10:30, to hang up your coat and change to

indoor shoes. No outdoor shoes are allowed on the turf surface.

If you are interested in helping with this group or would like any additional information, please contact:

walkingclubgwsa@gmail.com.

Join Us

Meeting day: Wednesdays, November to March

Time: arrive at 10:30, walking from 10:45 am to 11:45 am

Location: Guelph Sports Dome (375 College Ave West)

Club Contacts: walkingclubgwsa@gmail.com

Activity Fee: FREE for GWSA members (pilot project 2022-2023 season)

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SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS

OF NOTE

“Our Young Seniors”

‘We’re not over the hill; we’re just

gaining speed!’

Jean Anderson - Dec. 9 (80)

Ray Miller - Dec. 10

Jack Anderson - Dec. 17 (82)

SPECIAL WEDDING

ANNIVERSARIES

If you have a birthday or anniversary

that you would like to include in the

Sentinel, please let us know the month

before.

This column is NOT done automatically.

We DON’T have access to your

personal information.

“Passages”

We would like to convey our condolences

to Association Members and their Families

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities DECEMBER 2022

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-1p Silver Strummers Beg.

1-2p Silver Strummers Exp.

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

2-3p Silvertones

1

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

10:30a-12p Volleyball W

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-5p Pickleball (advanced) W

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life

Story

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

Everyday Activities

Weekend Activities

Saturday

9a-12p Table Tennis

Snooker—9a-4p

Sunday

8:30a-1:30p Pickleball

Book Nook—

Mon-Fri – 10a-4p

1:30-3:30p Badminton

DANCE DEC. 10

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10a-12p Chess

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-1p Silver Strummers Beg.

1-2p Silver Strummers Exp.

1-3:30p Book Club 2

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

2-3p Silvertones

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

10:30a-12p Volleyball W

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-5p Pickleball (advanced) W

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life

Story

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

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8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

10:45-11:45a Walking Club

-Guelph Sports Dome

12:30-4p Watercolour Painters

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-3p Writers Club

1-4p Art Studio in 2

1-4p Badminton W

6

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

5

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

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line

Dancing

10-11a Woven Words

10:45-11:45a Intermediate

Line Dancing

12:15-3p Pickleball

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

2:30-4:30p Mah Jongg

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-1p Silver Strummers Beg.

1-2p Silver Strummers Exp.

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

10:30a-12p Volleyball W

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

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8:30-10a Pickleball

9a-4p Watercolour Painters

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

10:45-11:45a Walking Club

-Guelph Sports Dome

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8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

11a-12p Diabetes Support

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

12

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

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line

Dancing

10-11a Woven Words

10:45-11:45a Intermediate

Line Dancing

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12:15-3p Pickleball

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

2:30-4:30p Mah Jongg

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

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

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line

Dancing

10-11a Woven Words

10:45-11:45a Intermediate

Line Dancing

12:15-3p Pickleball

12:30-4p Quilting

1-3p Euchre

1-4p Badminton W

2:30-4:30p Mah Jongg

2:30-5p Into Focus Photog.

3-6:15p Table Tennis

6-9p Carving Club

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CLOSED

Boxing Day

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

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8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

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8:30a-12:30p Pickleball

10a-12p Diabetes Support

12-4p Pickleball W

12-4p Rug Hooking

12:30-4p Cribbage

12:30-4p West End Arts W

1-3p Shuffleboard

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold

‘Em Poker

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge

7-9:30p Badminton

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-4p Badminton W

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8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

10:45-11:45a Walking Club

-Guelph Sports Dome

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-3p Writers Club

1-4p Art Studio in 2

1-4p Badminton W

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8:30-10a Pickleball

9:15a-12p Bunka

10a-1p Table Tennis

10:45-11:45a Walking Club

-Guelph Sports Dome

1-3p Shuffleboard

1-4p Badminton W

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-5p Pickleball (advanced) W

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life

Story

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

10:30a-12p Volleyball W

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-5p Pickleball (advanced) W

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life

Story

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

10:30a-12p Volleyball W

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-4p West Hills Arts W

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing

1-4p Bid Euchre

1-5p Pickleball (advanced) W

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life

Story

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line

Dancing

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

2-3p Silvertones

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10a-12p Chess

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-1p Silver Strummers Beg.

1-2p Silver Strummers Exp.

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

2-3p Silvertones

30

8:30-10:30a Pickleball

8:30a-1:30p Crafts

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge

10:30a-1p Badminton

12-1p Silver Strummers Beg.

1-2p Silver Strummers Exp.

1-2:30p Book Club 1

1-4p Euchre

1-4p Pickleball

1-4p Table Tennis W

2-3p Silvertones

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The Magic of Believing

by Karen Morrissey

It was a brisk day, but sunny, with a clear blue sky.

Enough to put a smile on anyone’s face. Particularly

the face of a young child eagerly and impatiently

awaiting Santa’s arrival.

In the kitchen, mom was baking some shortbread

cookies, and making cherry drops, peanut butter

balls, coconut Christmas trees, and all the Christmas

goodies you could imagine.

“Can I put the sprinkles on? I like putting the

sprinkles on. Santa likes lots of sprinkles.”

As carefully as I could, mom let me put the

sprinkles on. I think more went on the table and floor

than what actually got on the cookies. I helped mom

clean up the mess, although looking back through

adult eyes, I wonder just how much help my fouryear-old

self really was. I had a lot of fun that

afternoon baking cookies for Santa. Being only four,

I can’t remember any other activity that day.

Although, with all of the sweets my mother was

preparing, we probably were in the kitchen most of

the day.

After supper, mom and dad went out to the

neighbour’s across the street. I stayed home with my

brother. He was a lot older than me, so it was okay

for him to watch me. I was very anxious about mom

and dad getting back before midnight. You know,

because Santa can’t come unless everyone is home,

in bed asleep! They were taking such a long time,

and I was getting more and more worried.

My brother told me I had to get ready for bed. I

pleaded with him to stay up a little longer to wait for

mom and dad. He told me I could have half an hour.

Well, at four years old, I wasn’t too sure how long a

time that was, but I’m pretty sure my brother didn’t

give me that much time, and soon he told me again

to get ready for bed.

“But we have to put cookies and milk out for

Santa!” I argued. From my perspective, that took

longer than the half hour did.

I went upstairs after that, and very slowly put my

pajamas on, occasionally calling out to my brother,

“Are mom and dad home yet?”

“No.”

“Well look out the window. Can you see them?”

“Just get ready for bed. They’ll be home when

they’re ready.”

Then I went into the washroom to brush my teeth. I

called my brother to help, because this would take

longer than me doing it by myself! My brother

reluctantly climbed the stairs and helped me clean

my teeth. Then he walked me to my room and tucked

me in bed.

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“Mom and dad have to come home because it’s

Christmas.” I told my brother.

“Don’t worry, they’ll be home soon.” was his

bland reply. He left and I went to look out of my

bedroom window. Mom and dad were nowhere to be

seen.

I called to my brother to bring me some water.

Later, I called to see if mom and dad were home yet.

Later still, I told my brother that he should phone the

neighbours and tell them to send mom and dad

home. My brother wouldn’t call.

The night sky was so black, and the stars twinkled

so brightly against the inky backdrop. The window

panes were so cold as the frost made crystal pictures

on them. I felt so alone, so abandoned. I started to

cry.

One last tearful cry for my brother to get my

parents home, brought him up to my room. He asked

me why I was being this way. I mean, after all, my

parents had gone out before, and I never got this

upset. Never got upset at all actually. So, I told him,

“It’s Christmas Eve, and everyone in the house has

to be asleep by midnight, or Santa won’t come. Mom

and dad aren’t even home, how can they have

enough time to put their pajamas on and fall asleep

by midnight, if they aren’t even home?” I sobbed

these words to my brother, feeling defeated and

deflated.

My brother helped me climb back in bed, he dried

my eyes, and explained to me that only the kids had

to be asleep by midnight. It would be okay if mom

and dad didn’t get home by then. Santa would still

come.

I wasn’t sure that I believed him. “Are you sure?” I

snuffled.

“Yah, I’m sure.” He answered. “Now stop crying.

Listen…” he said, cupping his hand around his ear,

“I think I can hear Santa’s sleigh…”

My eyes widened, I leaned towards the window,

and I listened with more concentration than I have

ever used since…and I could hear them, Santa’s

sleigh bells, softly ringing in the distance.

“I hear them.” I whispered.

“You better get to sleep then, before Santa gets

here. By the sound of the bells, I’d say he has about

15 houses to stop at before he gets here.” He tucked

me in again, and that’s all I remember till I woke up

on Christmas morning.

Mom and dad were safely home, and Santa had

made his stop. It was my most magical Christmas

because I really had heard Santa’s sleigh bells on

Christmas Eve.


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Got questions? I will do my best to assist you.

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Seniors & Persons with

Disabilities

Call Peter at

519-830-1313

The Book Nook — “A Lending Library”

We are open

Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

****

I have a great new book to tell you about:

“Dreamland” by Nicholas Sparks.

Colby takes a first break from his life managing the

family farm and goes to Florida, where he has

arranged to play his guitar and sing at a bar in St.

Pete’s Beach. He stays in a condo on the beach and

enjoys watching the sunset, and writing new songs.

One day he sees a group of girls on the beach and

one of them comes up to talk to him. Morgan,

recently graduated from a college music program and

plans to move to Nashville to further her career. They

both have a lot in common and Morgan soon comes

to see Colby when he is playing at the nearby bar.

Colby has not had time to date for awhile but is

soon taken with Morgan, and has not checked in with

his aunt or sister back on the farm for a few days.

Meanwhile, Beverley is fleeing an abusive husband

A VIEW FROM THE BOOK NOOK

Chris Fraser

and is on the run with her son Tommie. She disguises

herself so she won’t be recognized at the bus terminal

and gets on a bus to a faraway place where she rents

a rundown house and starts painting it and making it

feel like home.

Her husband is with Homeland Security so

Beverley knows he will do everything possible to

find her and Tommie, and she lives in constant fear

that he will find them.

In one short week, Colby falls in love and Beverley

fears her husband will soon find them.

This is another great book by Nicholas Sparks and

one I am sure you will enjoy as I did, and not be able

to put down.

I wish everyone all the very best for a happy and

joyous Christmas spent with family and friends. All

the best in 2023.

Happy Reading,

Your bookworm and Librarian,

Chris Fraser

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Wellington Foot Clinic

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DECEMBER 10

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

683 Woolwich St., Guelph

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022

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

(Upcoming Dances: January 28, February 18 & March 18)

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Dance to the music of DJ Rob Martine

Tickets are $15.00 each (non-refundable)

Tickets may be purchased at the door. Tickets may also be purchased in advance

by phoning 519-837-5699 or in person at any City of Guelph Recreational

Facility, such as: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, Victoria Road

Recreational Centre, West End Community Centre.

To reserve a group table, call Margaret Waldron at 519-836-8534

Or email me at dances@gwsa-guelph.ca

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

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Front row: Ken Fugler, Charlie Bishop, Yvonne Thomas, Pat Gage, Wenda King

Back Row: Brooke Gibbons, Elizabeth Steggles, Donna Keating, Adam Rutherford, Janice Robertson,

Sam Marzouk, Sam Montoya

The ‘Kitchen Witches’ (and pirate captain) -

Anni Wynen, Drew Steadman and Janet

Adams, cooked up some spooktacular food

for Halloween in Bistro 683.

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LINE DANCERS — HALLOWEEN

On October 31, the GWSA Line Dancers celebrated Halloween with costumes and Halloween music.

A volunteer snow removal service for eligible

seniors and those living with physical disabilities.

The winter season is almost upon us. In partnership

with the City of Guelph, PIN –The People and

Information Network offers a volunteer snow removal

service for eligible seniors and persons with physical

disabilities. During a significant snow event, after the

residential streets are plowed, volunteers visit their

match within 24 hours to clear the windrow (the

accumulation of snow left at the end of a driveway).

Last year, 111 Snow Angels contributed 1,375 hours

of snow shovelling service. In total, 145 residents

were helped during the winter season. The support

from this program is evident from feedback from one

resident, “This service is not only helpful in a practice

sense, but it also engenders a feeling of being

connected to the community. Knowing that others

care about my well-being is immensely important. My

Snow Angel lending a helping hand when I most

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needed it makes all the difference in the world.

For those volunteering for the service, it contributes a

tremendous amount to the overall well-being of our

community. Volunteering with the program is truly

‘the neighbourly thing to do’ and is a great way for

families to volunteer together, or high school

students.

For the residents of the Snow Angels program, it’s a

vital service that allows them to stay connected to

their community while living in their own spaces.

In order to be eligible for this service, residents

must:

• Reside in the City of Guelph in a single dwelling

or semi-detached house with private driveway.

• Be unable to remove their own snow and cannot

afford to pay for snow removal.

• Have no able-bodied person living in the

household to shovel snow.

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

have a physical disability.

Please note that the People and Information Network

(PIN) reserves the right to ask for documentation

verifying proof of disability and/or inability to pay for

private snow removal services in order to ensure

services are provided to those in our community who

truly require assistance.


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$25.00 discount coupon

with this ad

Please call 519-821-6683

EVERGREEN MARKET

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

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

it to remain in longer, please contact The Sentinel office

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

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

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

Such ads will be treated as advertising inserted within these

pages at the current Sentinel advertising rates plus HST.

Thank you, Sentinel Administrator.

FOR SALE

Epson C88+ Colour Printer. Used. Asking

$35. Call Frank at 519-826-0174.

WANTED

I need someone to blow snow on a small

shared driveway on Starwood Drive, close to

Grange. Please call 519-780-0462.

Free advertising for GWSA members

ONLY.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE

YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER

WITH YOUR ITEM(S).

1 Exercise bicycle, new, $50 OBO. Treadmill,

10 years old, good condition, $200

OBO. Two pretty bedroom lamps, good condition,

need new lamp shades, $20 OBO. Call

Sandy at 519-265-8963.

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RECREATION & LEISURE PROGRAMS for SENIORS 55+

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

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

recenroll.ca. Registration will open on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 for Winter 2023 programs (running January-

March 2023). PLEASE NOTE: Programs may be cancelled if there is low registration, so be sure to register.

Fees do not include HST.

DROP IN PROGRAMS

Drop In Pickleball

Drop in and join us for a fun and active game of

pickleball. Whether you have played racquet sports or

not, the same is easy to learn and is facilitated by

staff. Paddles and balls are provided, but feel free to

bring your own if you wish.

Location:

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Auditorium)

(Wednesday)

West End Community Centre (Gym) (Monday,

Tuesday)

Course ID: Monday (32023)

Tuesday (32024)

Wednesday (32022)

Class Length: Monday: 1 hour (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Tuesday: 1 hour (10-11 a.m.)

Wednesday: 2 hours (7:15-9:15 p.m.)

Dates: Monday: January 9-March 27

Tuesday: January 10-March 28

Wednesday: January 4-March 29

Fees: Adult: $7.04, Senior: $5.63

DANCE

Cardio Dance

This innovative, fun and exciting dance fitness class is

guaranteed to get you moving into shape. This safe

and effective total body workout is specifically

designed for beginners and seniors.

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Maple Room)

Course ID: 31342

Class Length: 1 hour (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Dates: January 11-March 29

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

FITNESS

Cardio and Strength (Level 1)

This beginner strength training class focuses on

functional exercises that include balance, flexibility

and cardiovascular movements. Exercises are

performed both sitting and standing. Hand weights are

used for strengthening and toning muscles. Join us to

keep your body fit!

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Maple Room)

Course ID: 31337

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Class Length: 1 hour (9:30-10:30 a.m.)

Dates: January 11-March 29 (Wednesday)

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

Cardio and Strength (Level 2)

This intermediate/advance strength training class

focuses on a low impact cardio warmup. This class

performs functional exercises that include balance,

flexibility and cardiovascular movements. Exercises

are performed sitting and standing. A variety of

equipment is used throughout the classes which may

include bands, stability balls and weights of your

choice. Join us to keep your body fit!

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Course ID: Monday: 31339

Friday: 31338

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

Dates: Monday: January 9-March 27

Friday: January 13-March 31

Fees: Member: $78.21, Non-Member: $89.98

Cardio and Strength (Level 3)

Come and challenge your fitness level in this

advanced strength training class. Focusing on a low

impact cardio warmup, this class performs functional

exercises that include balance, flexibility and

cardiovascular movements. A variety of equipment is

used throughout the classes which may include bands,

stability balls and weights of your choice. Join us to

keep your body fit!

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Course ID: Monday: 31341

Friday: 31340

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

Dates: Monday: January 9-March 27

Friday: January 13-March 31

Fees: Member: $78.21, Non-Member: $89.98

Total Body Conditioning

This total body conditioning class will challenge the

active individual. A cardio warmup will prepare you

for a resistance training, balance, flexibility, and core

strength and floor workout. The benefits of regular

exercise consisting of these major components will

improve your mental, physical and emotional health.

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Increase your energy level to be able to carry out

daily tasks and reduce your chances of osteoporosis.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Course ID: 31358

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

Dates: January 11-March 29

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

Introduction to Strength Training (Jan.-Feb.)

What is strength training all about? How do you get

started? Which exercises are the best ones? What

about form? Let us show you the answers! You will

go from learning the theory behind the importance of

strength training to mastering the technique behind

bodyweight, free weight and barbell training. Our

qualified instructors will take you through a

progressive training program that will help you gain a

better understanding of exercise and program design,

help you increase your strength and, most

importantly, your confidence in and out of the gym.

Location: West End Community Centre (Fitness

Room)

Course ID: 9-10 a.m.: 32245

10-11 a.m.: 32247

Class Length: 1 hour (9-10 a.m.); 1 hour (10-11

a.m.)

Dates: January 11-February 15 (Wednesday)

Fees: Member: Free, Non-Member: Free

Introduction to Strength Training (Feb.-March)

Location: West End Community Centre (Fitness

Room)

Course ID: 9-10 a.m.: 32246

10-11 a.m.: 32248

Class Length: 1 hour (9-10 a.m.); 1 hour (10-11

a.m.)

Dates: February 22-March 29 (Wednesday)

Fees: Member: Free, Non-Member: Free

Drum and Jump

Good for the brain and great for the body; Drum and

Jump is a high-fun, high-energy fitness program that

combines music, dance and rhythm. Using a stability

ball and drumsticks you will drum to the beat of the

music. No experience required - just drum to your

own beat!

Location: Victoria Road Rec. Centre

(Maple Room)

Course ID: 31345

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

Dates: January 11-March 29 (Wednesday)

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

Falling Prevention and Navigation

In this program, participants will learn practical

exercises for preventing falls in day-to-day life, as

well as tools to aid in negotiating a fall, should it

occur. We will focus on building knowledge of the

body to increase confidence in movement. It will

include: exercises for increasing proprioception (for

the feet, eyes, and spine) – study of walking

mechanics to invite mindful movement – practice of

ramping and spiralling pathways for support in falling

– explorations of how to use the limbs and body for

counterbalance

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Course ID: 31347

Class Length: 1 hour (1:30-2:30 p.m.)

Dates: February 6-March 27 (Monday)

Fees: Member: $49.77, Non-Member: $57.26

Strength and Balance

This beginner class will focus on fall prevention,

whole body movements and balance. It is designed to

improve general mobility and overall strength to

make everyday tasks easier. You can expect to see

improvement in posture. The class presents an

excellent opportunity for beginners to start exercising

with an aerobic, strength and flexibility component.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Course ID: 31355

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

Dates: January 11-March 29

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

Meditation and Relaxation

Learn to develop skills to cultivate a different

relationship to stress, including stress that can result

from managing a variety of chronic health conditions.

Sessions include: variety of meditation practices,

gentle mindful movement practices, reflective and

practical exercises, and discussions on stress.

Examples of mindfulness training: Deep breathing,

Meditation, Gentle movement.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Course ID: 31351

Class Length: 1 hour (8:30-9:30 a.m.)

Dates: January 12-March 30 (Thursday)

Fees: Member: Free, Non-Member: Free

OUTDOOR FITNESS

Snowshoeing

Join us for a leisurely, instructor-led, winter walk

through the Guelph trails. Snowshoes are provided

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and the instructor can assist you in getting geared up.

We will meet in the Evergreen lobby and hit the trails

from there!

Location: Riverside Park

Course ID: 31362

Class Length: 1.5 hours (11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Dates: January 13-March 3

Fees: Member: $56.88, Non-Member: $65.44

LIFESTYLE

Coffee with a Cop – December

Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the

community members they serve together – over

coffee – to discuss issues and learn more about each

other.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Date: December 15 (Thursday)

Course ID: 32016

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

Fees: Member: $10.00, Non-Member: $10.00

Lunch and Learn – January

Stay connected with peers in your community and

make new friends. Our Lunch and Learn Program is a

great way to take part in social activities in a friendly

and inclusive environment.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Date: January 26 (Thursday)

Course ID: 31382

Class Length: 1.5 hours (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Fees: Member: $10.00, Non-Member: $10.00

Lunch and Learn – February

Stay connected with peers in your community and

make new friends. Our Lunch and Learn Program is a

great way to take part in social activities in a friendly

and inclusive environment.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Date: February 23 (Thursday)

Course ID: 31383

Class Length: 1.5 hours (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Fees: Member: $10.00, Non-Member: $10.00

Lunch and Learn – March

Stay connected with peers in your community and

make new friends. Our Lunch and Learn Program is a

great way to take part in social activities in a friendly

and inclusive environment.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Date: March 30 (Thursday)

Course ID: 31384

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Class Length: 1.5 hours (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Fees: Member: $10.00, Non-Member: $10.00

Spanish

Learn Spanish by enjoying basic conversations and

hands-on activities, with which you will connect and

communicate in a free way, using this language from

the beginning. Starting with basic grammar and

vocabulary, this program will help you to acquire a

practical use of language on context and for specific

purposes. Also, you will know and appreciate some

cultural aspects of Spanish speaking countries.

Whether you are just starting out or brushing up your

Spanish skills, you are welcome to join us.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Board Room)

Course ID: 31354

Class Length: 1 hour (3:30-4:30 p.m.)

Dates: January 24-March 28 (Tuesday)

Fees: Member: $159.28, Non-Member: $183.15

QI GONG

Qi Gong 1

Discover this ancient healing practice that has been a

part of Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Qi

Gong includes a variety of exercises, including slow

meditative movements, shaking and tapping, and

acupressure and self-massage. This program will

guide participants through a series of gentle

movements along with supplementary meditations,

exercises, and self-massage techniques to boost

immunity and enhance overall well-being.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Course ID: Monday (31353)

Tuesday (32439)

Class Length: 1.5 hours; 1 hour

Monday (12-1:30 p.m.)

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

Dates: Monday: February 6-March 27

Tuesday: February 7-March 28

Fees: Monday: Member: $49.77, Non-Member:

$57.26

Tuesday: Member: $56.88, Non-Member: $65.44

TAI CHI

Tai Chi – Beginner

This program welcomes those who are new to Tai Chi

as well as those who are wishing to reinforce the

foundations. Focusing on the basic vocabulary of the

stances and co-ordination of the postures, this

meditative movement practice is accessible to all.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

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(Room 4)

Course ID: 31356

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

Dates: February 7-March 28 (Tuesday)

Fees: Member: $56.88, Non-Member: $65.44

Tai Chi – Intermediate

Learn the meditative movement practice of Tai Chi

Chuan. This session focuses on the Yang Style 37-

Posture Form. It is advised to have previous

experience with Tai Chi Chuan movements and

foundations for this class.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Course ID: 31357

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

Dates: February 7-March 28 (Tuesday)

Fees: Member: $56.88, Non-Member: $65.44

PILATES

Pilates

Learn the principles of Pilates. Begin to strengthen

and lengthen muscles, as well as gaining many other

benefits to your body! Up to 10 minutes of standing

exercises for balance.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Course ID: 31352

Class Length: 1 hour (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Dates: January 11-March 29 (Wednesday)

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

VISUAL ARTS

Acrylic Painting

Join us for informative lessons in painting with

acrylics. Stroke types, techniques and form will be

the focus of this hands-on class. Be inspired, have an

open mind and create your masterpiece with this

form of art.

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Cedar Room)

Course ID: 32025

Class Length: 3 hours (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Dates: February 9-March 30 (Thursday)

Fees: Member: $115.84, Non-Member: $133.20

Sketching

Sketching is a good way to learn or improve your

drawing skills. This course suits all levels of students

who want to know how to draw quick and accurate

sketches. Whether you want to prepare for a big

project or draw the world around us, sketching is a

great way to express yourself.

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Cedar Room)

Course ID: 32026

Class Length: 3 hours (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Dates: February 7-March 28

Fees: Member: $115.84, Non-Member: $133.20

Latin American Cinema

Join us as we view and analyze Latin American film

directors, from the 1980s to the present. We will

socialize interpretations and comments about the

films through discussion and activities.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Board Room)

Course ID: 32300

Class Length: 1 hour (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Dates: February 9-March 30 (Thursday)

Fees: Member: $115.84, Non-Member: $133.20

Watercolours

This watercolours class is for all levels of painters.

The instructor will work with participants on an

individual basis or in small groups of similar interest

or skill.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 2)

Course ID: 31359

Class Length: 3 hours (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Dates: January 9-March 27 (Monday)

Fees: Member: $159.28, Non-Member: $183.15

YOGA

Breathe Well, Move Better

Come and learn ways to improve breathing, mobility,

blood flow and posture - all of which affect how we

feel and move every day! Take home some short

routines that are easy to incorporate into your daily

life that will enhance your well being!

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Maple Room)

Course ID: 32253

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

Dates: January 11-March 29 (Wednesday

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga offers the same benefits as other yoga

practices, such as increased flexibility, strengthening,

proper breathing and increasing range of motion in

the joints. Simply use a chair to assist with postures.

Chair yoga is for everyone, especially those who may

have limited mobility and/or are unable to get up and

down on a yoga mat. Postures can be modified to

meet students' needs.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Course ID: Monday: 31343

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Wednesday: 31344

Class Length: 1 hour

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

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

Dates: Monday: January 9-March 27

Wednesday: January 11-March 29

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

Gentle Yoga

This program is open to everyone. We will explore

this centuries old discipline which brings health and

vitality to the body, peace to the mind and joy to the

spirit. Participants must have the mobility to move

from standing positions to lying/sitting on a mat on

the floor.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4) (Thursday, Friday)

Victoria Road Rec Centre (Maple Room) (Tuesday)

Course ID: Tuesday: 31349

Thursday: 31348

Friday: 31360

Class Length: 1 hour

Tuesday, Thursday (2-3 p.m.)

Friday (10:15-11:15 a.m.)

Dates: Tuesday: January 10-March 28

Thursday: January 12-March 30

Friday: January 13-March 31

Fees: Member: $78.21 (Friday) $85.32 (Tuesday,

Thursday) Non-Member: $89.98 (Friday), $98.16

(Tuesday, Thursday)

Stem from the Brain Yoga

This course brings together ancient Indian yogic

practices of movement, breath and meditation, along

with new pain research, the latest strength and

mobility training, and best practices in yoga for

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and trauma. It uses

repetition of concepts and actions. The pace, format

and tone of this course is especially designed for

people with mild brain injuries, those living with Post

Concussion Syndrome and stroke survivors.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Course ID: 31398

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

Dates: January 10-March 28 (Tuesday)

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

Yoga Nidra

Nidra actually means sleep. This class will promote

restorative relaxation by using deep breathing

methods, guided visualization and progressive

relaxation using very specific techniques involving 4

senses. Feel rested and renewed!

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Maple Room)

Course ID: 32252

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

Dates: January 11-March 29 (Wednesday)

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

Kum Nye

Pronounced “koom nay,” this gentle massage and

movement system heals body and mind by

replenishing energy. Kum Nye promotes deep

relaxation, so that students can ease naturally into

meditative concentration.

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

(Room 4)

Course ID: 32140

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

Dates: January 10-March 28

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16

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Saturday January 21, 2023

Medieval Times Dinner and Show

Total cost: Members only - $115.00 including taxes (non-refundable) Code - 32160

Registration starts on Tues. Nov. 29th, 2022 - Booking deadline is Wed. January 4, 2023

Leave: Evergreen Parking Lot: 2 pm Carousel: 2:15 pm Return: 8 pm

An Epic Tournament Like No Other

A spectacular adventure awaits as you cheer for your knight and enjoy the feast. Inside the 11th centurystyle

castle, Medieval Spain will come to life before your eyes. An unforgettable battle for the ages is

waiting for you to arrive, along with a four course meal.

Note: Be aware that this is a live horse show which may not be suitable for people with respiratory

issues, allergies or asthma.

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

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

participation, all participants will receive a full refund to their method of payment.

Accessibility: 1. Please inquire about accessible seating prior to booking your ticket. As with all buses,

accessible seating is limited. You can help ensure that we use this seating efficiently as possible by

providing information about your assistive device. Please note that: *Travellers who will be using a

powered wheelchair on trips are advised to note this when registering. While this trip is accessible, seating

for a powered wheelchair on the bus is limited and will be spoken for on a first-come first-serve basis. We

cannot accommodate scooters on the coaches *Travellers who can transfer to a coach seat may have their

collapsible, manual wheelchair or walker stored in the cargo area of the coach *Lift Limit: 500 lbs

maximum weight (wheelchair & person combined) *Lift width: 32 inches

2. Travellers with a disability, who require assistance during the trip, must be accompanied by a person

who is fully capable of rendering such assistance (this person has to be an adult). The cost for this assistant

will be the fee published for the trip.

Don’t Wait! That means booking your trip before the trip must be cancelled due to low participation. It

takes time to put these trips together and we need your commitment to make these trips happen! The Travel

Committee must give the number of bookings by January 4, 2023 and, if there are not enough reservations

at that time, the trip will be cancelled!

Parking: Please do not park your vehicles in the Evergreen parking lot while you are on a day trip.

Vehicles MUST be left at the Carousel parking area in Riverside Park where you will board the bus. This

allows for other members to have a place to park when they come throughout the day

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

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

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

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

Trip, Travel and Tours page on the GWSA website for specific instructions. Registration will be available

until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed on January 4, 2023.

Register online (preferred): Sign up for a RecEnroll account with the City of Guelph:

https://cityofguelph.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/MemberRegistration/MemberSignIn

Register by telephone: By contacting Customer Service at the Evergreen Seniors Centre at 519-823-1291.

MasterCard, Visa, Amex or Visa Debit can be accepted for online or telephone booking.

Register at the front desk at the Evergreen: Until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed on

January 4, 2023.

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Bistro 683 - December 2022

The Evergreen Restaurant is open to the public

and serves a large variety of menu items that are

available from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to

Friday (except holidays):

Breakfast Foods

Homemade Soups

Bakery Items

Sandwiches

Salads

Beverages

Breakfast is served from 9:30 am to 11 am. The

daily featured Lunch is served from 11 am to 1 pm

Monday to Friday and the menu is below.

Take-out is available for your convenience.

Our goal is to provide balanced, nutritious meals.

We provide great quality, while keeping costs

reasonable. The tremendous support of volunteers

in the restaurant helps us achieve this goal.

Featured Hot Lunch

$7.50 + tax

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a

balanced, nutritional meal.

Catering

Catering is available by special order: Hot/cold

drinks, sweet trays, sandwiches, etc. Please have

your order to the customer service clerk in the

office at least 48 hours prior to your event. This

allows staff to ensure that your catering needs will

be met. Thank you for your co-operation in this

matter.

FRESHLY BAKED TEA BISCUITS ARE

AVAILABLE ON MONDAYS & THURSDAYS

Home-made pickles, relishes, chili sauce and preserves

are available for purchase.

BREAKFAST served 9:30 am to 11 am

FEATURED LUNCH served 11 am to 1:00 pm

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

1

2

Roast Chicken,

Roast Potatoes,

Veges & Gravy

Pulled Pork on a

Bun

5

6

7

8

9

Trout with Dill

Cream Sauce

BBQ Ribs

Liver & Onions

Pasta with Beef

Bolognese Sauce

Cabbage Rolls

12

13

14

15

16

Pork Schnitzel on

a Bun

Mac and Cheese

Roast Pork, Braised

Cabbage, Bread

Dumplings

Butter Chicken

Liver & Onions

19

Ultimate Christmas

Shepherd’s

Pie Dinner

20

Crispy Christmas

Roast Pork with

Cherries

21

Classic Christmas

Turkey Dinner with

all the Fixings

22

Christmas Glazed

Ham Roast with

Traditional Fixings

23

Christmas Tuscan

Trout Dinner with

all the Fixings

26 27

28

29

30

BOXING DAY

CLOSED

CLOSED

Soup & Specialty

Sandwich

Soup & Specialty

Sandwich

Soup & Specialty

Sandwich

The Sentinel - December 2022 — Vol. 47, No. 4

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