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The Sentinel - <strong>February</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


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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 />

TBA — Treasurer<br />

TBA — 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 />

TBA — Recreation Program<br />

Director — Senior Services<br />

Becky MacDonald — Recreation<br />

Co-ordinator — Volunteers<br />

TBA — Chef<br />

Rotating — 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 />

I read awhile back that December to <strong>February</strong> are<br />

considered the winter months in Canada. As such, this<br />

month’s Message From The GWSA Board will be the last<br />

one before SPRING! Of course, that doesn’t guarantee that<br />

the snow and cold weather will disappear but it will give<br />

hope - to those that prefer spring to winter - that it won’t be<br />

long!<br />

As you may recall, January’s Message From The Board<br />

focused on increasing your awareness in the area of Fraud<br />

Prevention. We intend to keep this topic of concern at the<br />

forefront as we look to create opportunities/initiatives to<br />

increase your awareness.<br />

The month of <strong>February</strong> has a couple of notable days,<br />

including:<br />

1) <strong>February</strong> 2, <strong>2023</strong> – Groundhog Day (became popular<br />

about 65 years ago when a groundhog named Wiarton<br />

Willie started making weather predictions based on<br />

whether he saw his shadow after he emerged from his<br />

burrow. This enabled him to predict the arrival of spring).<br />

2) <strong>February</strong> 14, <strong>2023</strong> – Valentine’s Day<br />

3) <strong>February</strong> 20, <strong>2023</strong> – Family Day<br />

Valentine’s Day and Family Day are great opportunities to<br />

share with friends. In fact, inbetween these dates, on<br />

Saturday, <strong>February</strong> 18, there is an opportunity to DANCE<br />

up a storm starting at 7:30 pm at the Evergreen Seniors<br />

Centre!<br />

Check out further GWSA activities on our website:<br />

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

HEART MONTH - One of the most important things to<br />

remember in <strong>February</strong> is the importance of Heart Health!<br />

Healthy Living, Staying Active, and knowing the<br />

Emergency Signs are just a couple of the many topics<br />

covered on this Heart and Stroke website https://<br />

www.heartandstroke.ca. Please take the time to focus on<br />

your Heart Health! You are worth it!<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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We have received strong positive support and comments about the Information and<br />

Welcoming Desk that can be seen near the entrance of the Evergreen Seniors Community<br />

Centre. The goal of this initiative is to provide a friendly and engaging atmosphere in<br />

customer service to visitors entering and exiting the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre.<br />

Our wonderful volunteers work with City Staff to enrich visitor experience by greeting<br />

visitors, answering questions, offering tours, and providing other general information.<br />

Not only will the Welcoming Desk provide tours and information about our programs and<br />

services but also offer a social interaction with seniors engaging seniors!<br />

I am continuously amazed at all the programs and activities that are offered! I urge you to<br />

check out the GWSA website and also to join the email sign-up for the GWSA Monthly<br />

update!<br />

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis<br />

Enjoy your <strong>February</strong> and Stay Safe!<br />

Donna Keating<br />

Vice Chair/Vice President<br />

Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA)<br />

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

WANTED<br />

The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association Board of Directors is seeking an individual<br />

with financial experience to sit on the Board as Treasurer. You will assist the Board in<br />

our mission to enable older adults to be active, involved, make friends, and age with<br />

dignity. You share our vision of a future that is progressive, accountable and innovative in<br />

providing services to the older adult community.<br />

Responsibilities include:<br />

• Attending monthly Board meetings 3 rd Wednesday<br />

• Attending quarterly Finance Committee meetings<br />

• Act as a signing officer for GWSA accounts and contracts<br />

• Work collaboratively with the GWSA Bookkeeper to prepare reports for the monthly<br />

Board Meetings and the Annual General Meeting<br />

If you are interested in this volunteer position or know of someone who might be<br />

interested, please contact Pat Gage, President (pat.gage@gwsa-guelph.ca) or Linda<br />

Jeffrey, Executive Director (linda.jeffrey@gwsa-guelph.ca)<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>February</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 6


THE EDITOR’S PAGE<br />

<strong>February</strong> is Heart Month.<br />

by Linda Green<br />

This month it’s time to focus on heart health, both<br />

physically and emotionally. As we get older, one of the<br />

major health problems is heart disease for both men and<br />

women.<br />

Here are a few things you can do to keep your heart<br />

healthy:<br />

Exercise. During the colder months, it’s harder to get<br />

outdoors. However, you can go to one of the City pools<br />

for gentle aerobics, take a variety of exercise<br />

classes at the Evergreen Centre, or take a<br />

walk around one of the malls. You can even<br />

do stretches when you’re sitting in a chair.<br />

Diet. The key to a good diet is not to be rigid,<br />

but rather, to make most of your meals<br />

healthy and just occasionally indulge. Have<br />

plenty of fruits and vegetables each day. Eat<br />

foods containing omega-3, like fish and<br />

walnuts. Select whole grains and cut back on<br />

fat and sodium. Eat smaller portions if you<br />

aren’t doing a lot of activities to burn off calories. Dark<br />

chocolate (in moderation), green or black tea & red wine<br />

(1 glass a day) are all heart healthy. If you’re visiting the<br />

Evergreen Centre, try some of the delicious and nutritious<br />

lunch specials.<br />

Sleep. Research shows an increased risk of coronary heart<br />

disease when people are getting less than 5 hours of sleep<br />

per night. Ideally, most people should have between 7-8<br />

hours of sleep per night. If you have trouble sleeping: cut<br />

back on caffeine and don’t have any after 2 pm; nap if<br />

you feel tired, but limit it to 20 minutes; exercise early or<br />

midday: doing it later in the day can energize you too<br />

much; try to keep to a regular schedule of bedtime and<br />

waking the same time each day.<br />

Emotions. Stress, fear, frustration and even depression<br />

can be bad for the heart and blood pressure<br />

and lead to an increase in heart disease.<br />

Here are a couple of things that are healthy<br />

for our hearts:<br />

Laughter. There’s a good reason why it’s<br />

called the best medicine! Watch comedies,<br />

read a funny book and hang out with people<br />

who have a good sense of humour.<br />

Connection. Not having much social<br />

interaction is shown to have a relationship<br />

to higher rates of heart disease. Get out,<br />

find a group, take a class, call a friend – your heart will be<br />

lighter. With Valentine’s Day and Family Day this month,<br />

spend time with the ones you love and be good to your<br />

heart!<br />

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Special Printing For Members<br />

Do you have a need for printing (i.e., bookmarks, booklets, calendars,<br />

dinner menus/programs, club bylaws, annual reports), large or small<br />

quantities, black & white print (10¢ per page) or colour (30¢ per page)?<br />

If so, please contact Carol Croft or Linda Green, either in the Sentinel<br />

office (we’re not here all the time, though) or by email at sentinel@gwsaguelph.ca,<br />

or leave a message at the front desk. You must be a GWSA<br />

member to take advantage of this.<br />

We will try to accommodate you with your project as much as we can.<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>February</strong> 3, <strong>2023</strong>, is the deadline for<br />

submissions for the<br />

March <strong>2023</strong> Sentinel.<br />

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

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

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

is on <strong>February</strong> 23, <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

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

(but we’ll do our best).<br />

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Volunteer Corner from Becky MacDonald<br />

Upcoming Volunteer Awards<br />

Senior of the Year Award<br />

This award is given by a municipality to recognize<br />

an outstanding senior who, after age 65, enriches the<br />

social, cultural or civic life of the community.<br />

Deadline: April 30.<br />

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

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

on Mondays or Wednesdays, or email<br />

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

Orientation and Training<br />

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

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

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

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

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

near future.<br />

Please contact Becky MacDonald<br />

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

and if you have any questions.<br />

Welcoming & Information Desk<br />

Looking for energetic, friendly, outgoing individuals<br />

to assist with greeting, providing tours and<br />

answering questions about the centre during the<br />

week, Monday to Friday. Two shifts are available,<br />

morning and afternoon in the main lobby.<br />

Bistro 683<br />

Cash Volunteer: If you like working with people,<br />

providing customer service and handling cash,<br />

Tuesday afternoons are open for a weekly or biweekly<br />

shift on the cash register from 12:00-3:15 pm<br />

and every other Friday morning 9 am-12:30 pm.<br />

How to get involved<br />

First, complete an online application form:<br />

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

No computer? Pick up a paper application at the<br />

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre front desk.<br />

Second, you will be contacted to set up an interview<br />

followed with training.<br />

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

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

up with Becky for more details.<br />

For more information about a particular position or<br />

about volunteering in general, contact: Becky<br />

MacDonald by phone 519-822-1260 X 2096 or<br />

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

GWSA Committees<br />

Openings for a Secretary<br />

If you like to take minutes and are looking to give<br />

back to your seniors association in the morning once<br />

or twice a month, two committees (Travel and<br />

Governance Succession) are in need of a secretary to<br />

record minutes during the monthly meetings.<br />

A LITTLE POEM FOR SENIORS<br />

Another year has passed<br />

And we’re all a little older.<br />

Last summer felt hotter<br />

And winter seems much colder.<br />

There was a time not long ago<br />

When life was quite a blast.<br />

Now I fully understand<br />

About ‘Living in the Past’.<br />

We used to go to weddings,<br />

Football games and lunches…<br />

Now we go to funeral homes<br />

And after-funeral brunches.<br />

We used to go out dining,<br />

And couldn’t get our fill.<br />

Now we ask for doggie bags,<br />

Come home and take a pill.<br />

We used to often travel<br />

To places near and far.<br />

Now we get sore asses<br />

From riding in the car.<br />

We used to go to nightclubs<br />

And drink a little booze.<br />

Now we stay home at night<br />

And watch the evening news.<br />

That, my friend is how life is,<br />

And now my tale is told.<br />

So, enjoy each day and live it up…<br />

Before you’re too damned old!<br />

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GWSA NEW MEMBER RECEPTION<br />

MONDAY, MARCH 20, <strong>2023</strong><br />

EVERGREEN SENIORS COMMUNITY CENTRE – ROOM 4<br />

3:00 – 5:00 pm<br />

The Membership & Marketing Committee extends an invitation<br />

for new members to attend a Reception at the Evergreen Seniors<br />

Community Centre, 683 Woolwich Street, Guelph.<br />

This is an opportunity to meet new members, members of the<br />

Board, and activity leaders who will be available to provide<br />

information about their activities.<br />

Please reply to wenda.king@gwsa-guelph.ca if you will be<br />

attending.<br />

Be Active Get Involved Make Friends<br />

A VIEW FROM THE BOOK NOOK<br />

Chris Fraser<br />

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

We are open<br />

Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.<br />

****<br />

We have a great new addition to the Book Nook to<br />

tell you about: “Denial” by Beverley McLachlin.<br />

This is the second fiction book written by Beverley<br />

McLachlin. Her first novel, “Full Disclosure”, was<br />

an instant bestseller. Understandably so, as<br />

McLachlin is a retired Chief Justice of the Supreme<br />

Court of Canada. Her extensive experience in the<br />

courts brings her a unique perspective on legal<br />

thrillers.<br />

In this novel, the main character is Jilly Truitt, a<br />

successful and highly respected criminal defence<br />

attorney. She is asked to defend a woman who has<br />

been charged with murdering her mother. The<br />

mother’s health had been declining and she had<br />

requested Medical Assistance in Dying under<br />

Canada’s new laws. She was upset to have been<br />

refused and asked her daughter Vera for help. Vera<br />

loved her mother deeply and refused to comply with<br />

her wishes. But, when the mother ends up dead, Vera<br />

is the most likely suspect.<br />

Vera staunchly denied she had anything to do with<br />

the death and would rather go to jail than admit guilt.<br />

Of course, suspicion is cast on other characters as the<br />

story unfolds. Who else could have possibly killed<br />

the mother and why? Jilly only has to create doubt in<br />

the minds of the jury to get an acquittal. As we<br />

follow the story, family secrets are uncovered that<br />

eventually lead to a resolution.<br />

It is refreshing to read a novel with a Canadian<br />

perspective and all readers of courtroom dramas<br />

would enjoy reading this book. Happy Reading!<br />

By Diane Dyke<br />

Guest Reviewer<br />

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

Calming Strategies (VIRTUAL)<br />

Date: Thursday, <strong>February</strong> 23 (Topic: Progressive Muscle Relaxation)<br />

Time: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm EST<br />

*VIRTUAL webinar only<br />

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

SELF – Coping with Stress (IN-PERSON), 2 sessions<br />

Date: Monday, <strong>February</strong> 27, March 6<br />

Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm EST<br />

Location: Suite 500 – 649 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph<br />

*IN-PERSON webinar only<br />

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

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

Date: Tuesday, <strong>February</strong> 28<br />

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST<br />

*VIRTUAL webinar only<br />

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

Calling all single, senior women.<br />

Are you interested in joining a group which meets<br />

weekly for social get-togethers? Our group, known as<br />

the Circle of Friends, has been active for over 20 years.<br />

However, attrition, due to various circumstances, has<br />

reduced our numbers and we would welcome some new<br />

faces.<br />

We meet weekly on Wednesday afternoons; one week<br />

for lunch at a restaurant, and the alternate week to play<br />

games at a member’s home. Games are usually the<br />

“tile” type – Dominoes, Rummikubs and sometimes Quiddler, or Five Crowns.<br />

Having email and the ability to drive makes organizing these activities much<br />

easier for me!<br />

If you think you might be interested and would like further details, please let me<br />

know.<br />

Jennifer Blackie<br />

jblackie@bell.net<br />

519-824-7204<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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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! I personally<br />

want to thank Ted Pritchard, who set<br />

high standards when it came to putting<br />

together shows for this venue. I am not<br />

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

standards, but I will try!<br />

All of the art groups and artisans will<br />

have an opportunity to show off their<br />

wares and offer items for sale if they<br />

wish. A portion of the cost will go towards<br />

the GWSA, and staff at the cash<br />

will be familiar with how to process<br />

these payments and ensure artists receive<br />

their funds, again, if they wish to<br />

sell their creations.<br />

A contract (very similar to the one<br />

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

to review; it outlines how the shows<br />

will run. I intend to change up the art<br />

monthly and to be present the second<br />

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

new show. Some shows will run longer<br />

and we may have special presentations,<br />

for example, the recent one I coordinated<br />

of our late Gloria Mifsud, an<br />

artist who passed away in March last<br />

year. Her artwork was showcased and<br />

all funds donated to the GWSA. The<br />

show was a huge success!<br />

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

groups alphabetically as presented in<br />

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

the piece you would like to hang, present<br />

and showcase.<br />

Further information will be forwarded<br />

to all groups.<br />

I am truly looking forward to seeing<br />

the hall light up again with wonderful<br />

artistic creations!<br />

Badminton<br />

We are a large club of approximately<br />

100 members playing on a 3-court<br />

gym with beautifully sprung hardwood<br />

floors.<br />

We play at both the Evergreen and<br />

the West End Community Centres up<br />

to 6 days a week, except during July<br />

and August when the WECC is not<br />

available. Please check “GWSA<br />

Group & Activity Contact Information”<br />

or the GWSA online calendar<br />

for times and locations.<br />

Our skill level can be from beginner<br />

to experienced so you may wish to<br />

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plan a visit to watch us play before<br />

you apply to join. Application can be<br />

made through the City of Guelph directly<br />

at the Evergreen or WECC or<br />

online at guelph.ca by using the RecEnroll<br />

program to apply.<br />

We typically hold several coaching<br />

clinics as well as some fun tournaments<br />

during our season. We also encourage<br />

folks to stay late on Wednesdays<br />

for smaller group coaching and<br />

practice.<br />

All you need are dedicated indoor<br />

court shoes, proper gym attire, a racket<br />

and a smile to participate. We do have<br />

a few loaner racquets available and<br />

free equipment 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 Room<br />

on the last Friday of each month from<br />

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For <strong>February</strong>,<br />

our selection is “Sunrise by the Sea”<br />

by Jenny Colgan. Our March selection<br />

is “Long Range” by C.J. Box.<br />

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

have a waiting list.<br />

Bridge<br />

GWSA welcomes all Bridge players<br />

with a basic knowledge of the game to<br />

enjoy playing bridge in a friendly and<br />

comfortable environment. We offer<br />

both Recreational and Duplicate<br />

Bridge. No partner? No problem! We<br />

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

eager players so that everyone has a<br />

partner for any of our regularly scheduled<br />

games.<br />

Bridge-Recreational<br />

Join us for recreational bridge in the<br />

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 have<br />

already taken bridge lessons and<br />

would like to work on improving their<br />

game. Volunteers are on hand to coach<br />

you.<br />

We request you know the Bidding<br />

Basics. We will make you comfortable<br />

playing Duplicate Bridge with Duplicate<br />

Boards and using Bidding Boxes.<br />

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

Room 3.<br />

Bunka<br />

Bunka embroidery is created by using<br />

a unique combination of punch needle<br />

and special silk-like rayon thread.<br />

When completed, many pictures resemble<br />

delicately shaded paintings. In<br />

fact, the needle is held and operates in<br />

much the same manner as an artist’s<br />

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

or have an instructor, so you<br />

should have some experience in the<br />

craft, and members are required to<br />

purchase their own supplies. Every<br />

Wednesday from 9:15 a.m. to noon in<br />

Room 3. Currently there is a wait list.<br />

See Bunkawithflair.com.<br />

Canasta<br />

Come out and join our friendly group<br />

for a game of Canasta. We welcome<br />

all levels of players. If you are new to<br />

the game, we will be glad to teach you.<br />

Join us on Fridays from 9:00 to 11:30<br />

a.m. in Room 3. Contact canastagwsa@gmail.com<br />

for more information.<br />

Chess<br />

Do you enjoy the game of chess?<br />

Come out and make friends! Our club<br />

is open to players of all levels. We are<br />

primarily amateur players simply out<br />

for the joy of casual chess, although<br />

with enough interest we could organize<br />

small tournaments. We meet on the<br />

second and fourth Friday of each<br />

month in the Evergreen Board Room<br />

from 10 a.m. to noon and we ask for<br />

$2 per person each time for the<br />

GWSA. And don’t worry if you don’t<br />

have a chess set - we have three sets as<br />

well as a digital clock or those interested<br />

in a time control!<br />

Craft Group<br />

The ladies of the Craft Club are very<br />

busy making beautiful articles for our<br />

store. We continue to make hats, mitts<br />

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and scarves to donate to the needy. We<br />

have had a few of the GWSA members<br />

also donating these items so we<br />

can reach as many as possible.<br />

Guelph Wood Carving Club<br />

est. Circa 1986<br />

A well-established wood carving club<br />

of mostly seniors (both men and women)<br />

has operated in the Guelph area for<br />

decades.<br />

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

characters, birds and wildlife,<br />

spoons, bowls, etc.<br />

Other carving techniques include<br />

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

Training is 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 in<br />

Room 3 of the Evergreen Centre. The<br />

room is open at 12:30 pm and we start<br />

playing at 1:00 pm. Everyone is welcome<br />

and we play 8 games, with prizes<br />

at the end of the afternoon. If you<br />

are not sure of how to play, we have<br />

instructors to help.<br />

NEW - Cross Country Ski Club<br />

(Pilot Project)<br />

The GWSA cross country ski club<br />

will bring its members together to<br />

cross country ski both locally and at<br />

more distant locations, generally up to<br />

1 hour driving time, sometimes more.<br />

Given the variability of our local<br />

weather, day and time of outings will<br />

depend on weather and snow conditions.<br />

Participants must be physically<br />

able to participate, bring their own<br />

equipment and have previous cross<br />

country skiing experience.<br />

The club is intended to become a<br />

formal GWSA activity group next season<br />

if the current season is deemed<br />

successful.<br />

If interested in joining, please contact<br />

Mel van Harten at 519-400-0319<br />

or email me at:<br />

mel.vanharten@gmail.com.<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 Line<br />

Dancing (No experience 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 519-<br />

822-1260 ext. 2694.<br />

Mah Jongg<br />

Mah Jongg has started up again in<br />

Room 4 on Mondays from 2:30-4:30<br />

p.m. except the last Monday of the<br />

month when it will be in the Dining<br />

Room. It is a game played with tiles,<br />

similar to Dominoes. Instruction is<br />

available for those who don’t know<br />

how to play.<br />

Into Focus Photography<br />

We are a friendly group of amateur<br />

photographers with equipment ranging<br />

from mobile phones and point-andshoot<br />

cameras to fancy DSLR models.<br />

We share a common interest in photography<br />

as a hobby and we learn from<br />

each other. New members are always<br />

welcome. Our regular meetings are on<br />

the last Monday of every month in<br />

Room 4.<br />

If you are interested in joining, contact<br />

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 a<br />

perforated polymer ball over a net.<br />

The sport shares features of other racquet<br />

sports: the dimensions and layout<br />

of a badminton court and a net and<br />

rules similar to tennis, with a few<br />

modifications.<br />

This sport is for people of all<br />

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

laughter, socialization and exercise.<br />

It’s easy to learn, but can be challenging<br />

for those with a competitive nature.<br />

All levels of skill invited. Pickleball<br />

equipment is provided.<br />

Shuffleboard<br />

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

some gentle exercise, friendship<br />

and fun. Membership is available to all<br />

paid-up GWSA members for a $10 fee<br />

11<br />

every six months. Register the first<br />

time you play. Beginners are welcome<br />

and instruction is available. The group<br />

plays Tuesdays and Wednesdays from<br />

1 to 3 p.m.<br />

Silver Strummers<br />

The ukulele orchestra is an unqualified<br />

success story! There are now 30 individuals<br />

who have joined the Silver<br />

Strummers. We welcome ALL skill<br />

levels, beginner through advanced!<br />

We will provide you with all the information<br />

you will need to get started. If<br />

you would like to try the universally<br />

accessible and friendly instrument of<br />

the ukulele, please contact Eva Quan<br />

519-820-1032.<br />

Silvertones<br />

The Silvertones members practise<br />

weekly in Room 3 on Fridays from 2<br />

to 3 p.m.. We do have a few openings<br />

so please contact Doreen Muir @ 519-<br />

831-8323 if you would like to join our<br />

choir or would like more information.<br />

Rug Hooking<br />

We have been gathering as a group of<br />

rug hookers at the Evergreen Centre<br />

since <strong>February</strong> 2022. Traditional rug<br />

hooking is both art and a craft. Many<br />

beautiful and unique items are made<br />

by pulling loops of fabric or yarn<br />

through a stiff, woven base such as<br />

burlap or linen. It is enjoyable, fun and<br />

a very social hobby. Beginners are<br />

welcome and we will help you get<br />

started. The Rug Hooking Group<br />

meets on Tuesday afternoon, 12-4, in<br />

Room 2.<br />

Contact: Kathy McCallum, 226-821<br />

-1331. Email:<br />

kamccallum28@gmail.com.<br />

Skiing<br />

For the <strong>2023</strong> ski season, it costs<br />

$10.00 plus HST to join the Ski Club.<br />

You register and pay for the Downhill<br />

Ski Club at the front desk of the Evergreen<br />

Centre. It helps to own a 5-7<br />

Pass purchased from Blue Mountain<br />

well before the start of the ski season.<br />

Every Monday, we carpool by meeting<br />

at the lower Evergreen Parking Lot by<br />

the Enabling Garden at 8:00 am, drive<br />

to Blue Mountain, and return to<br />

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

Shearer 519-831-4093 for Ski Club<br />

information.<br />

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Evergreen Snooker Club<br />

The Evergreen Snooker Club is composed<br />

of a group of active, friendly<br />

players with skill levels covering the<br />

full spectrum from learner/beginner to<br />

accomplished player. If you are interested<br />

in learning the game, or have<br />

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

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

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

welcome and a place to try your hand<br />

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

Room is open weekdays between 9:00<br />

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

Evergreen Centre may be open.<br />

The primary focus of the club is to<br />

have fun, build friendships and socialize.<br />

Your snooker skill level is irrelevant,<br />

so don’t feel intimidated if you<br />

are a beginner. Prospective members<br />

may visit the club room up to three<br />

times without charge to help with their<br />

decision on whether to join. While<br />

most of the current members are men,<br />

there is a small group of women who<br />

play regularly (typically on Tuesday<br />

mornings), so ladies, don’t be shy,<br />

give it a try.<br />

Membership is available to all paidup<br />

members of the GWSA on payment<br />

of the prescribed annual snooker activity<br />

fee. The current fee of $70 (plus<br />

tax) buys you access to the Snooker<br />

Room any time it is open and to all the<br />

snooker you care to play.<br />

Texas Hold ’Em<br />

Why not come out and have fun with<br />

us? We are averaging about 16 players<br />

a week. We are situated in the Dining<br />

Room. We charge $2 per week and<br />

pretty well all of that goes back to the<br />

GWSA. We play Tuesdays from 6:30<br />

to 8:30 pm.<br />

Each player starts off with $500 in<br />

real casino chips, and, as we do not<br />

play for money, we work on a point<br />

system. The one with the most points<br />

each week is the winner. We play until<br />

there is only one player left or 8:30 pm<br />

comes, whichever is first.<br />

We will gladly teach anyone who is<br />

interested in playing. Just follow the<br />

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

who wants to play and enjoys<br />

company.<br />

We have quite a few ladies playing<br />

at present and would always welcome<br />

more. We do not want to become a<br />

men’s club! Remember, you have to<br />

be a member of the GWSA to play.<br />

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Seniors Mixed Volleyball<br />

Thursday mornings at the West End<br />

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

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

June.<br />

Must have some mobility and hand/<br />

eye co-ordination.<br />

Any questions or concerns, please<br />

contact: Co-ordinator<br />

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

Johannavanboxtel60@gmail.com.<br />

Walking Club (Indoors)<br />

A Pilot Project has been set up between<br />

the GWSA and the City to allow<br />

GWSA members to walk indoors this<br />

winter at the Guelph Sports Dome on<br />

College Avenue.<br />

You can register for the Walking<br />

Club’s 2022-<strong>2023</strong> winter walking season<br />

online through RecEnroll or at the<br />

front desk of the Evergreen Centre.<br />

There is no fee for this pilot project<br />

but you must be an active member of<br />

the GWSA.<br />

We will be walking Wednesday<br />

mornings from 10:45 am to 11:45 am<br />

at the Guelph Sports Dome (375 College<br />

Ave. West). We recommend that<br />

you be there around 10:30, to hang up<br />

your coat and change to indoor shoes.<br />

No outdoor shoes are allowed on the<br />

turf surface.<br />

If you are interested in helping with<br />

this group or would like any additional<br />

information, please contact<br />

walkingclubgwsa@gmail.com.<br />

Watercolour Painters<br />

The Evergreen Watercolour Painters<br />

provides an opportunity for watercolour<br />

painters to practise their hobby<br />

along with others sharing the same<br />

interest, while encouraging one another<br />

and receiving information, ideas and<br />

inspiration. While we do not offer<br />

classes or lessons, we welcome accomplished<br />

watercolour painters.<br />

There is a small annual membership<br />

fee and membership with the GWSA<br />

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

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

Wednesday of the month, and from 9<br />

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

Woven Words<br />

“If you wait for inspiration before you<br />

write, you’re not a writer, you’re a<br />

waiter”- Dan Poynter<br />

Using the book “Your Story, Well<br />

Told” by Corey Rosen (available<br />

through Amazon) as a foundation, we<br />

will explore numerous aspects of storytelling<br />

through discussion examples<br />

and exercises.<br />

We will weave our own stories based<br />

on a technique we choose, share, rehearse,<br />

and finally present during the<br />

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

Goldilocks approach, not too much,<br />

not too little, but just right, we will<br />

learn to water ‘n’ weed, as our project<br />

captures a blossom which truly represents<br />

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

only suggested equipment is a journal<br />

to jot notes and ideas.<br />

Once we feel comfortable with traditional<br />

storytelling, we will discuss expansion<br />

to Storytelling Plus. This involves<br />

storytelling with props, draw<br />

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

movement, 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 can<br />

toss around ideas and topics to get the<br />

creative juices flowing. Then let’s<br />

share the resulting written shape for<br />

constructive comments, while enjoying<br />

the company of others. Please feel<br />

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

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

month in the Board Room, from 1-3<br />

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

the GWSA. Contact Susan Jackson<br />

519-265-3246.<br />

Writing Your Life Story<br />

This new Activity Group has gotten<br />

off to a good start with 12+ members.<br />

All are conscientiously following the<br />

suggestions of the facilitator, as steps<br />

towards producing a document that<br />

can be shared with children, grandchildren<br />

and other interested people. Each<br />

week there is an assignment to create a<br />

story relating to your life experience.<br />

The story is then shared with others in<br />

the group. We have already learned<br />

that no one’s life is “boring”! Space is<br />

limited due to room size, but we can<br />

accept a few more members. We meet<br />

on Thursdays at 1:30 pm in the Board<br />

Room. If you are interested, come and<br />

check us out! Contact Jennifer Blackie<br />

at 519-824-7204 or jblackie@bell.net<br />

for more information.


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 am-noon<br />

Chess Club<br />

Board Room<br />

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

bfhurst80@hotmail.com<br />

2nd & 4th Fridays – 10 am-12 pm<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 />

13<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 />

Canasta<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

canastagwsa@gmail.com<br />

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

Craft Club<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Contact TBA<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 />

Room 3<br />

Bill MacDonald (519-400-0950)<br />

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cbmacdonald@rogers.com<br />

2nd Tuesday – 11 am -12 pm<br />

4th Tuesday – 10 am -12 pm<br />

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 />

Mah Jongg<br />

Evergreen Room 4<br />

Gladys Robson 519-993-5398<br />

Mondays - 2:30-4:30 p.m.<br />

Last Mon. of the month Dining Rm.<br />

Peer Learning<br />

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

Andrew Webb (226-500-4755)<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. - 1:00-5:00 pm (advanced 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 />

Eva Quan 519-820-1032<br />

Fridays - Beginners 12-1 pm<br />

Experienced 1-2 pm<br />

Silvertones Choir<br />

Room 3<br />

President: Sandy Rea<br />

Membership Enquiries:<br />

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

Co-Director/Accompanist: Andrea LeBlanc<br />

Co-Director/Accompanist: Joanna Wegman<br />

Fridays 2-3 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 />

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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 />

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 />

Walking Club<br />

Club Contacts: walkingclubgwsa@gmail.com<br />

FREE for GWSA members<br />

(pilot project 2022-<strong>2023</strong> season)<br />

Meeting day: Wednesdays, November to March<br />

Time: arrive at 10:30 am,<br />

walking from 10:45 am to 11:45 am<br />

Location: Guelph Sports Dome<br />

(375 College Ave West)<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 – 10-11 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 />

LEARN<br />

TO CURL!!!<br />

Canasta is Back!<br />

Come out and join our friendly group<br />

for a game of Canasta. We welcome all<br />

levels of players. If you are new to the<br />

game, we will be glad to teach you.<br />

Join us on Fridays from<br />

9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 3.<br />

Contact canastagwsa@gmail.com for<br />

more information.<br />

GWSA has partnered<br />

with the Guelph Curling<br />

Club (just up the street)<br />

to provide our members<br />

with an opportunity to<br />

learn this fabulous game. Come on out!!<br />

WHEN: Every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.<br />

COST: $10 for 2 hours of fun and friendships.<br />

Seasoned curlers provide lessons, Club provides<br />

equipment.<br />

For more information call 519-822-6171.<br />

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA-NC<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 />

Jacquie Norris - <strong>February</strong> 10 (90)<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 />

Snider, Joyce Evelyn passed away on Tuesday,<br />

December 6, 2022, at the age of 86. She was the<br />

mother of Carol Brandsma of the Pickleball group.<br />

Scapinello, Ines passed away on Monday, December<br />

26, 2022, in her 90th year. She was a volunteer with<br />

the Craft group.<br />

Roach, Dorothy Mae passed away on Monday,<br />

January 2, <strong>2023</strong>, at the age of 90. She was a<br />

volunteer in the Dining Room.<br />

Whiteside, Jennifer passed away on Thursday,<br />

January 5, <strong>2023</strong>, at the age of 80. She was the Staff<br />

Writer for the Sentinel for many years.<br />

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities FEBRUARY <strong>2023</strong><br />

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday<br />

6<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 />

2:30-4:30p Mah Jongg<br />

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

6-9p Carving Club<br />

13<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 />

7<br />

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

14<br />

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

11a-12p 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 />

1<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

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

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

10:45-11:45a Walking Club<br />

-Guelph Sports Dome<br />

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

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

1-3p Writers Club<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

1:30p BINGO<br />

8<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

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

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

10:45-11:45a Walking Club<br />

-Guelph Sports Dome<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

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

1-4p Badminton W<br />

1:30p BINGO<br />

15<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

9a-4p Watercolour Painters<br />

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

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

10:45-11:45a Walking Club<br />

-Guelph Sports Dome<br />

2<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 />

1-5p Pickleball (advanced) W<br />

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

Story<br />

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

Dancing<br />

9<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 />

1-5p Pickleball (advanced) W<br />

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

Story<br />

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

Dancing<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 />

3<br />

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

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

9-11:30a Canasta<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 />

2-3p Silvertones<br />

10<br />

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

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

9-11:30a Canasta<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 />

2-3p Silvertones<br />

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

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

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

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

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

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

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12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

2:30-4:30p Mah Jongg<br />

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

6-9p Carving Club<br />

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CLOSED<br />

FAMILY DAY<br />

27<br />

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

9:30-10:30a Begin. 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 />

2:30-4:30p Mah Jongg<br />

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

21<br />

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

28<br />

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

10a-12p 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 />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

1-3p Writers Club<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

1:30p BINGO<br />

22<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

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

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

10:45-11:45a Walking Club<br />

-Guelph Sports Dome<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

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

1-4p Badminton W<br />

1:30p BINGO<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 />

DANCE FEB. 18<br />

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

1-5p Pickleball (advanced) W<br />

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

Story<br />

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

Dancing<br />

23<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 />

1-5p Pickleball (advanced) W<br />

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

Story<br />

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

Dancing<br />

Everyday Activities<br />

Snooker—9a-4p<br />

Book Nook—<br />

Mon-Fri – 10a-4p<br />

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

1-4p Euchre<br />

1-4p Pickleball<br />

1-4p Table Tennis W<br />

2-3p Silvertones<br />

24<br />

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

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

9-11:30a Canasta<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 />

2-3p Silvertones<br />

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Wellington Foot Clinic<br />

Professional Footcare & Custom Foot Orthotics<br />

Jessica K. Mann<br />

Registered Chiropodist / Foot Specialist<br />

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

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

- Custom Foot Orthotics<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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FEBRUARY 18<br />

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

683 Woolwich St., Guelph<br />

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, <strong>2023</strong><br />

(Upcoming Dances: March 18, April 29 & May 27)<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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Task At Hand<br />

Errands & Services for<br />

Seniors & Persons with<br />

Disabilities<br />

Call Peter at<br />

519-830-1313<br />

Bingemans Park, Kitchener<br />

Lunch Buffet and Show<br />

Do your houseplants need help? Going on vacation<br />

and need your plants to be watered by a reliable<br />

person?<br />

Overwhelmed with the thought of repotting and don’t<br />

know where to start?<br />

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

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

much work and no time? Then have me do it for you.<br />

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

$25 for initial visit.<br />

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

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

upinatree123@gmail.com<br />

Herongate Barn Theatre, Pickering<br />

Lunch Buffet and Show<br />

Date: Friday, March 17, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Time: Depart Evergreen Centre at 11:20 am;<br />

Depart Carousel at 11:30am Return: 4:30 pm.<br />

Price: $87.00 price includes buffet hot lunch, musical<br />

show, bus transportation (school bus),<br />

taxes and tips.<br />

Registration opens Thursday Jan. 26, <strong>2023</strong><br />

For more details and how to register, see inside<br />

back page.<br />

Date: Sunday, April 30, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Price: $135.00<br />

Registration begins on Thursday Jan. 26, <strong>2023</strong><br />

For more details and how to register, see inside<br />

back page.<br />

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LINE DANCING GROUP CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION<br />

The Line Dancers had a special Christmas get-together where lots of fun and dancing took place.<br />

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$25.00 discount coupon<br />

with this ad<br />

Please call 519-821-6683<br />

A volunteer snow removal service for eligible<br />

seniors and those living with physical disabilities<br />

519-822-1155.<br />

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

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

Network - offers a volunteer snow removal service for<br />

eligible seniors and persons with physical disabilities.<br />

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

streets are plowed, volunteers visit their match within<br />

24 hours to clear the windrow (the accumulation of<br />

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

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

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

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

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

resident, “This service is not only helpful in a practise<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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National Flag of Canada Day is observed annually<br />

on <strong>February</strong> 15, commemorating the inauguration<br />

of the Flag of Canada on that date in 1965.<br />

The day is marked by flying the flag, occasional<br />

public ceremonies, and educational programs in<br />

schools.<br />

“The flag is the symbol of the nation’s unity,<br />

for it, beyond any doubt, represents all the citizens<br />

of Canada without distinction of race, language,<br />

belief or opinion,” declared the Speaker of the<br />

Senate at the Inauguration of the new flag in 1965.<br />

On <strong>February</strong> 15, 1965, our national flag was<br />

raised for the first time on Parliament Hill. Canada<br />

was just two years away from centennial celebrations<br />

when the maple leaf flag was made official<br />

by Royal Proclamation. In 1996, <strong>February</strong> 15 was<br />

declared National Flag of Canada Day and has<br />

been observed every year since.<br />

The Maple Leaf flag replaced the Canadian Red<br />

Ensign, which had been, with various successive<br />

alterations, in conventional use as a Canadian national<br />

flag since 1868. Under the leadership of<br />

Prime Minister Lester Pearson, resolutions recommending<br />

the new flag were passed by the House<br />

of Commons on December 15, 1964, and by the<br />

Senate two days later.<br />

The flag, designed by George Stanley, was proclaimed<br />

by Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, on January<br />

28, 1965, and took effect "upon, from and<br />

after" <strong>February</strong> 15.<br />

It has been suggested that Flag Day should be<br />

declared a national statutory holiday. That suggestion<br />

grew louder as the flag celebrated its 50th anniversary<br />

in 2015.<br />

Although National Flag of Canada Day is not a<br />

holiday, it is celebrated with many events around<br />

the country.<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, December 7, 2022, for Winter <strong>2023</strong> programs (running January-<br />

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

Fees do not 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 racquet sports<br />

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

staff. Paddles and balls are provided, but feel free to<br />

bring your own if you wish.<br />

Location:<br />

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Auditorium)<br />

(Wednesday)<br />

West End Community Centre (Gym) (Monday,<br />

Tuesday)<br />

Course ID: Monday (3<strong>2023</strong>)<br />

Tuesday (32024)<br />

Wednesday (32022)<br />

Class Length: Monday: 1 hour (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)<br />

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

Wednesday: 2 hours (7:15-9:15 p.m.)<br />

Dates: Monday: January 9-March 27<br />

Tuesday: January 10-March 28<br />

Wednesday: January 4-March 29<br />

Fees: Adult: $7.04, Senior: $5.63<br />

LIFESTYLE<br />

Lunch and Learn – <strong>February</strong>: University of<br />

Guelph Anatomy Program Information Session<br />

Stay connected with peers in your community and<br />

make new friends. Our Lunch and Learn Program is<br />

a great way to take part in social activities in a<br />

friendly and inclusive environment.<br />

Please join us as we share information about the<br />

Human Anatomy Program at the University of<br />

Guelph. We look forward to talking with you about<br />

our program, our students, and the gift of wholebody<br />

donation. After the presentation, we look<br />

forward to having an open discussion, and answering<br />

any questions about the Human Anatomy Program.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Date: <strong>February</strong> 23 (Thursday)<br />

Course ID: 31383<br />

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

Fees: Member: $10.00, Non-Member: $10.00<br />

Lunch and Learn – March (Topic TBD)<br />

Stay connected with peers in your community and<br />

make new friends. Our Lunch and Learn Program is<br />

a great way to take part in social activities in a<br />

friendly and inclusive environment.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Date: March 30 (Thursday)<br />

Course ID: 31384<br />

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

Fees: Member: $10.00, Non-Member: $10.00<br />

PILATES<br />

Pilates<br />

Learn the principles of Pilates. Begin to strengthen<br />

and lengthen muscles, as well as gaining many other<br />

benefits to your body! Up to 10 minutes of standing<br />

exercises for balance.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Course ID: 31352<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)<br />

Dates: January 11-March 29 (Wednesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16<br />

VISUAL ARTS<br />

Latin American Cinema<br />

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

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

socialize interpretations and comments about the<br />

films through discussion and activities.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Board Room)<br />

Course ID: 32300<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>February</strong> 9-March 30 (Thursday)<br />

Fees: Member: $115.84, Non-Member: $133.20<br />

YOGA<br />

Breathe Well, Move Better<br />

Come and learn ways to improve breathing, mobility,<br />

blood flow and posture - all of which affect how we<br />

feel and move every day! Take home some short<br />

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(Continued from page 28)<br />

routines that are easy to incorporate into your daily<br />

life that will enhance your well being!<br />

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

Course ID: 32253<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (2-3 p.m.)<br />

Dates: January 11-March 29 (Wednesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16<br />

Kum Nye<br />

Pronounced “koom nay,” this gentle massage and<br />

movement system heals body and mind by<br />

replenishing energy. Kum Nye promotes deep<br />

relaxation, so that students can ease naturally into<br />

meditative concentration.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Course ID: 32140<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (2-3 p.m.)<br />

Dates: January 10-March 28<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16<br />

Course ID: N/A (do not need to register)<br />

Fees: Member: Free, Non-Member: Free<br />

Family Day Meditation<br />

This is a free Family Day Program. No registration is<br />

required.<br />

Location: Victoria Road Recreation Centre<br />

(10-10:45 a.m.)<br />

Date: Monday, <strong>February</strong> 20 (10 a.m.-12 p.m.)<br />

Course ID: N/A (do not need to register)<br />

Fees: Member: Free, Non-Member: Free<br />

Valentine’s Day Art Workshop<br />

LOVE! Together in this workshop we will create<br />

beautiful Valentine’s Day artwork.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 2)<br />

Date: Tuesday, <strong>February</strong> 14 (10-11:30 a.m.)<br />

Course ID: 31346<br />

Fees: Member: $20.00 Non-Member: $20.00<br />

SPECIAL EVENTS<br />

Family Day Pickleball<br />

This is a free Family Day Program. No registration is<br />

required.<br />

Location: West End Community Centre (Gym)<br />

Date: Monday, <strong>February</strong> 20 (10 a.m.-12 p.m.)<br />

Course ID: N/A (do not need to register)<br />

Fees: Member: Free, Non-Member: Free<br />

Family Day Zumba<br />

This is a free Family Day Program. No registration is<br />

required.<br />

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

Room)<br />

Date: Monday, <strong>February</strong> 20 (1-1:45 p.m.)<br />

INCOME TAX CLINIC<br />

I will be back doing income tax clinics at the Evergreen.<br />

Cost: $55 for seniors.<br />

Proposed dates:<br />

9 am to 3 pm<br />

March 10, 25, 21, 30<br />

April 3, 12, 18, 26<br />

4 pm to 8 pm<br />

March 23<br />

April 5, 11, 17<br />

Dates will be confirmed before March.<br />

Please contact Sharon Lamers at 519-222-9104<br />

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

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EVERGREEN MARKET<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you, Sentinel Administrator.<br />

FOR SALE<br />

Red electric scooter for sale. Works well, including<br />

light and horn. Big enough for a man<br />

to use. $800 or best offer. Call 519-265-6331.<br />

Tunturi Model M50 Power Treadmill. 58” x<br />

20” running surface. $800 firm. Call Ken at<br />

519-767-0145.<br />

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

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

OBO. Two pretty bedroom lamps, good condition,<br />

need new lamp shades, $20 OBO. Call<br />

Sandy at 519-265-8963.<br />

Mastercraft 8” drill press, Model# 55-5915-4.<br />

Speed 1700 rpm. Asking $100. Craftsman<br />

bench saw, asking $50. Call Joan at 519-824-<br />

6364.<br />

Free advertising for GWSA members<br />

ONLY.<br />

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE<br />

YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER<br />

WITH YOUR ITEM(S).<br />

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

$35. Call Frank at 519-826-0174.<br />

See Puzzle on pg. 26<br />

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Friday, March 17, <strong>2023</strong><br />

St. Patrick’s Day at Bingemans Park<br />

Total cost: $87.00 - members only (non-refundable) Code - 33312<br />

Registration starts on Thursday, Jan 26, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Booking deadline is Friday, March 3, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Join us for a lively day of food and music to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with one of Canada’s<br />

premiere Irish bands – THE CELTS, with Step Dancer Evelyn Mage. This high energy show will<br />

have you singing, laughing and, no doubt, tapping your feet as Bingemans Showplace<br />

Entertainment brings the intimacy and fun of a kitchen party to life. Featuring a delicious<br />

lunchtime buffet meal followed by a wonderfully entertaining show, you’ll hear renditions of some<br />

of your favourite Irish classics. This is one entertaining show and full lunch buffet you cannot<br />

miss!<br />

Transportation by school bus.<br />

The cost includes transportation. Admission to the full buffet lunch and the show, all taxes,<br />

gratuities and tip for the driver.<br />

Leave: Evergreen Parking Lot:11:20 am, Carousel: 11:30 am Return: 4:30 pm<br />

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

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

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

Wait! That means booking your trip before the trip must be cancelled due to low participation.<br />

Accessibility: Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessibility on this trip as it is by school bus.<br />

Parking: Please DO NOT park your vehicles in the Evergreen parking lot while you are on a day<br />

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

bus. This 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<br />

current GWSA membership. If your membership needs renewal, please see the front desk staff at<br />

the Centre. Please bring the completed contact list available on the GWSA website located on the<br />

Trips, Travel and Tours page. If you are unable to print this form, copies will be available from a<br />

Travel Committee member the day of the trip.<br />

Registration will be available until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed Friday, March 3,<br />

<strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Register online (preferred): Sign up for a RecEnroll account with the City of Guelph.<br />

MasterCard, Visa, Amex or Visa Debit are accepted for online booking<br />

https://cityofguelph.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/MemberRegistration/MemberSignIn.<br />

Register by telephone: By contacting Customer Service at the Evergreen Seniors Centre at 519-<br />

823-1291. As of January 1, <strong>2023</strong>, credit card information is no longer accepted over the telephone.<br />

If you wish to make a telephone payment, you must first save your credit card on your RecEnroll<br />

account. Customers can also pre-purchase a City Card or an account credit in-person at any of our<br />

recreation facilities to be used towards future purchases by telephone.<br />

Register at the front desk at the Evergreen until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed.<br />

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Sunday, April 30, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Herongate Barn Dinner Theatre, Pickering<br />

Total cost: $135.00 - members only (non-refundable) Code - 33313<br />

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Registration starts on Thursday Jan. 26, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Booking Deadline is Friday March 17, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Come with us as we enjoy a buffet lunch and see “There Goes the Bride”. Timothy Westerby is<br />

overworked and stressed out. His daughter Judy is getting married, and on the morning of the<br />

wedding, Timothy hits his head and meets Polly, “a hallucination”. “A host of complications and a<br />

crowd of colourful guests make this a fast-paced Hilarious Farce.”<br />

Leave: Evergreen Centre at 9:35 am; Carousel at 9:45 am. Return: 6:30 pm<br />

Price: $135.00 includes buffet hot lunch, show, coach transportation, taxes and tips. Cash bar on<br />

arrival (not included).<br />

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

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

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

Wait! That means booking your trip before the trip must be cancelled due to low participation.<br />

Accessibility: Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessibility on this trip. Travellers who can<br />

transfer to a coach seat may have their collapsible, manual wheelchair or walker stored in the cargo<br />

area of the coach.<br />

Parking: Please DO NOT park your vehicles in the Evergreen parking lot while you are on a day<br />

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

bus. This 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<br />

current GWSA membership. If your membership needs renewal, please see the front desk staff at<br />

the Centre. Please bring the completed contact list available on the GWSA website located on the<br />

Trips, Travel and Tours page. If you are unable to print this form, copies will be available from a<br />

Travel Committee member the day of the trip.<br />

Registration will be available until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed Friday, March 17,<br />

<strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Register online (preferred): Sign up for a RecEnroll account with the City of Guelph.<br />

MasterCard, Visa, Amex or Visa Debit are accepted for online booking<br />

https://cityofguelph.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/MemberRegistration/MemberSignIn.<br />

Register by telephone: By contacting Customer Service at the Evergreen Seniors Centre at 519-<br />

823-1291. As of January 1, <strong>2023</strong>, credit card information is no longer accepted over the telephone.<br />

If you wish to make a telephone payment, you must first save your credit card on your RecEnroll<br />

account. Customers can also pre-purchase a City Card or an account credit in-person at any of our<br />

recreation facilities to be used towards future purchases by telephone.<br />

Register at the front desk at the Evergreen until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed.<br />

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Bistro 683 - <strong>February</strong> <strong>2023</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 />

FRESHLY BAKED TEA BISCUITS ARE<br />

AVAILABLE ON MONDAYS & THURSDAYS<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 />

Baked Ham Dinner<br />

Liver & Onions<br />

Minced Meat Beef<br />

Pies<br />

6<br />

7<br />

8<br />

9<br />

10<br />

Rainbow Trout<br />

with Dill Cream<br />

Sauce<br />

Turkey Dinner<br />

Roast Chicken<br />

With Chalet Sauce<br />

Meat Loaf Dinner<br />

Baby Back Ribs<br />

13<br />

14<br />

15<br />

16<br />

17<br />

Beef & Vegetable<br />

Chili (not spicy)<br />

Chicken Pot Pie<br />

Roast Pork Dinner<br />

Lasagna with<br />

Garlic Bread<br />

Cabbage Rolls<br />

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CLOSED<br />

FAMILY DAY<br />

21<br />

Hamburger with<br />

Lattice Fries<br />

22<br />

Liver & Onions<br />

23<br />

Cabbage and Beef<br />

Casserole<br />

24<br />

Meat Loaf Dinner<br />

27<br />

28<br />

Chicken Alfredo<br />

Pasta with Side<br />

Salad<br />

Roast Beef Dinner<br />

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