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The Sentinel - <strong>June</strong>/<strong>July</strong>/<strong>August</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 10


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 />

A MESSAGE FROM<br />

THE GWSA BOARD<br />

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Directors & Officers<br />

Linda Jeffrey — Executive Director<br />

Pat Gage — President<br />

Donna Keating — Vice-President<br />

Art Roelofsen— Treasurer<br />

Tonie MacInnis — Secretary<br />

Directors<br />

Charlie Bishop<br />

Wenda King<br />

Sam Montoya<br />

Janice Robertson<br />

Elizabeth Steggles<br />

Yvonne Thomas<br />

Ellen Webb<br />

Gordon Webb<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 />

Tonie MacInnis — Recreation Program<br />

Director — Senior Services<br />

Becky MacDonald — Recreation<br />

Co-ordinator — Volunteers<br />

Mark Leeming — Chef<br />

Drew Steadman — Sous Chef<br />

Rotating — Facility Maintainer<br />

Kitchen & Dining Room Staff—Volunteers<br />

SUMMER HOURS<br />

Linda Jeffrey, Executive<br />

Director, will be in the GWSA<br />

office from Tuesday to<br />

Thursday only during <strong>July</strong><br />

and <strong>August</strong>.<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 />

The summer awaits us! Warm weather, the smell of grass<br />

being cut and the flowers in bloom, blue skies, no winter<br />

coats, longer days, lots of sunshine, more wildlife out and<br />

about, and most important to me… more excuses to have<br />

ice cream!!<br />

I want to start off with a friendly reminder about our<br />

Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is scheduled for<br />

Wednesday, <strong>June</strong> 21, <strong>2023</strong>, at the Evergreen Seniors<br />

Community Centre auditorium. Doors open at 1:00 pm<br />

followed by the meeting at 1:30 pm. We would love to see<br />

you!! One of my favourite parts of the AGM is hearing<br />

about the Year in Review and the Path Forward. When you<br />

hear, upon reflection, the many things that we have<br />

collectively done as an association/organization, it becomes<br />

clear how important the GWSA is to us and to the<br />

communities we reach and serve.<br />

It’s time again, in <strong>June</strong>, to celebrate Seniors Month in<br />

Ontario! We get the opportunity to recognize the<br />

contributions made in communities across the province.<br />

Thank you to each and every one of you that contribute to<br />

making the world a better place!<br />

A reminder that we don’t close in the summer!! For<br />

example, the Travel Committee has some awesome<br />

adventures coming up! Check out the “Grand River<br />

Cruise” coming up in <strong>July</strong>! I read that you start your day<br />

with the fabulous “Blazing Fiddles” show in the<br />

auditorium and will also embark on a 2-1/2 hour cruise<br />

with a delicious, hot home style meal served to your private<br />

tables. There is also “A Day in The Country” planned. I<br />

read that you start your day at Whistling Garden in<br />

Wilsonville. After lunch, you will visit Bonnieheath Estate<br />

Winery and Lavender Farm. You get to experience the<br />

gardens, the gift shop and the option of tasting their wine<br />

and cider products. I look forward to hearing feedback<br />

from these adventures from our Board Director of the<br />

Travel Committee, Yvonne Thomas.<br />

(Continued on page 4)<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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(Continued from page 3)<br />

As the Sentinel enjoys a well-deserved summer break from being printed, your Board<br />

Director of Technology, Charlie Bishop, continues doing an excellent job of keeping our<br />

website accurate and up-to-date. Please check out the amazing array of activities offered. In<br />

fact, I just checked it and saw that Dances at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre are<br />

scheduled over the summer for <strong>June</strong> 24, <strong>July</strong> 29 and <strong>August</strong> 19!!<br />

As I close this month’s message, I would like to thank the Sentinel Team for their help and<br />

support this past year as I took over responsibility for submitting the Monthly Message<br />

From The Board. They have been gracious in giving me suggestions, inserting pictures and<br />

ensuring I don’t miss deadline dates. Thank you so much!<br />

On behalf of your GWSA Board, we hope that all of you have a safe, healthy and productive<br />

summer. Further, that you are active, involved, making friends and aging with dignity.<br />

Donna Keating<br />

Vice President / Vice Chair<br />

Guelph Wellington Seniors Association<br />

FLAG RAISING AND SENIORS WALK<br />

Celebrate Seniors Month by participating in a walk along the trail/path from the<br />

pavilion in Riverside Park to City Hall and back. (The group will stop at City Hall for<br />

a flag raising for “<strong>June</strong> is Seniors Month”.) This will take place on Thursday, <strong>June</strong><br />

15. Please meet at the Riverside Park Pavilion to begin the walk at 9:00 a.m.<br />

WANTED<br />

GWSA EMAIL BLAST PRODUCER<br />

We are looking for someone WHO HAS COMPUTER<br />

EXPERIENCE to PROVIDE EMAIL BLASTS to our GWSA<br />

members monthly. GWSA forwards one email blast a month to our<br />

members in the second week of the month, but there could be an<br />

additional blast required, if new important information needs to be<br />

provided to our members.<br />

Please contact Wenda King, Chair, Membership & Marketing<br />

Committee, at wenda.king@gwsa-guelph.ca if you are interested in<br />

producing our Email Blasts.<br />

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THE EDITOR’S PAGE<br />

by Linda Green<br />

CELEBRATE SUMMER!<br />

We have several special celebrations during the next few<br />

months. First we have:<br />

Father’s Day, <strong>June</strong> 18<br />

The idea of a special day to honour fathers and celebrate<br />

fatherhood was introduced from the United States. A<br />

woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the<br />

American Mother’s Day celebrations and planned a day to<br />

honour fathers early in the 20th century. The first Father’s<br />

Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington, on <strong>June</strong> 19,<br />

1910. Father’s Day has become increasingly popular<br />

throughout North America and other parts of the world over<br />

the years.<br />

Canada Day, <strong>July</strong> 1<br />

The national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday<br />

celebrating the anniversary of the <strong>July</strong> 1, 1867, enactment of<br />

the British North America Act, 1867, which united three<br />

colonies (the United Province of Canada, New Brunswick<br />

and Nova Scotia) into a single country called Canada within<br />

the British Empire. Originally called Dominion Day, the<br />

holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was<br />

passed. Canada Day observances take place throughout<br />

Canada as well as among Canadians internationally.<br />

In Guelph, celebrations are held at Riverside Park with<br />

activities for the whole family, food, music, entertainment<br />

and fireworks.<br />

John Galt Day (Civic Holiday), <strong>August</strong> 7<br />

In October 2006, Guelph City Council enacted a bylaw<br />

creating John Galt Day, becoming the 7th municipality in<br />

Ontario since 1969 (when the Civic Holiday was created) to<br />

give a name to the civic holiday.<br />

The impetus to name the civic holiday after our founding<br />

father, John Galt, came from citizens Peter Anderson and<br />

Gil Stelter, longtime advocates for recognizing Galt’s<br />

contribution to the thriving City of Guelph. Anderson was<br />

involved in the commissioning of the John Galt statue in<br />

front of old City Hall, and Stelter is a renowned scholar in<br />

Canadian urban history with an extensive knowledge of<br />

Galt’s legacy.<br />

John Galt was a prominent Scottish novelist who founded<br />

Guelph in 1827. As the superintendent of The Canada<br />

Company, a large land company in London, England, he<br />

conceived the idea of building a town to stimulate and direct<br />

the agricultural settlement of the area. Galt planned the<br />

community with its distinctive radial design, quite different<br />

from the gridiron plan of most cities, making Guelph a<br />

unique and special place.<br />

He planned a radial design, with terminating vistas that<br />

led to the Church of Our Lady, St. George’s Square and<br />

Market Square. He carefully planned and executed a land<br />

settlement process that was not based solely on profit — he<br />

insisted on the inclusion of public works to attract<br />

settlement (roads, a school, a market). He dreamt of a centre<br />

of agriculture, culture and economic prosperity.<br />

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 />

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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>August</strong> 11, <strong>2023</strong> is the deadline for<br />

submissions for the<br />

September <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 September <strong>issue</strong><br />

is on <strong>August</strong> 31, <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 />

Ontario Volunteer Service Awards<br />

This award recognizes volunteers for providing<br />

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

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

with one organization, ranging from five to 65 years of<br />

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

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

Deadline: November 1.<br />

<strong>June</strong> Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award<br />

for Voluntarism<br />

This award recognizes people and groups<br />

who have made outstanding contributions as<br />

volunteers in their communities.<br />

There are two categories:<br />

Outstanding Volunteer Award: recognizes an individual or<br />

group for their commitment to volunteering and longstanding<br />

service to their community. Up to 20 individuals and/or groups<br />

receive this award each year.<br />

Excellence in Volunteer Management Award: recognizes an<br />

individual or group from an organization that is incorporated as<br />

a not-for-profit corporation or registered as a charity for their<br />

achievement in encouraging people to volunteer in their<br />

communities. Up to five individuals and/or groups receive this<br />

award each year. Deadline: November 25.<br />

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

speak to Becky in the main office on Mondays or Wednesdays,<br />

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

Orientation and Training<br />

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

Orientation & Training. The trainings can be completed from<br />

the comfort of your home online. Those who do not have access<br />

to a computer, training dates will be set up for you to attend in<br />

the near future.<br />

Please contact Becky MacDonald becky.macdonald@guelph.ca<br />

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

marketing initiatives, focusing on the maximum interest of<br />

members and advancement of the Board’s Strategic Plan. The<br />

Committee provides content and messaging advice to the<br />

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

prepares monthly GWSA Email Updates. Marketing and<br />

recruitment experience would definitely be assets, but are not<br />

required.<br />

Bingo Volunteers<br />

BINGO! Once a week, every Wednesday, more volunteers are<br />

needed to assist with the duties of running a successful<br />

afternoon of BINGO!<br />

Computer Mentoring<br />

If you enjoy working with computers/iPads/Apple products and<br />

have experience in this area and would like to educate others,<br />

this is for you! Computer Mentoring is on Mondays in the<br />

afternoon.<br />

Special Events<br />

Looking for a team of volunteers to assist with planning,<br />

organizing and running special events throughout the year for<br />

the members and community.<br />

Sentinel Drivers<br />

The Sentinel team is looking for drivers to assist with the<br />

delivery of the monthly newsletter – Sentinel.<br />

Travel Committee<br />

Our committee leader needs members who want to join others<br />

in the group to help brainstorm, organize, plan and possibly<br />

escort trips, travel, and tours for those seniors who love to go<br />

places! Come join in, meet new friends, and have fun!<br />

Welcome & Information Desk<br />

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

with greeting, providing tours, and answering questions about<br />

the centre during the week, Monday to Friday. Two shifts<br />

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

Cycling Club<br />

Looking for another volunteer to assist with leading the group<br />

on local and out of town rides.<br />

GWSA COMMITTEES<br />

Openings for a Secretary<br />

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

seniors association in the morning once or twice a month, two<br />

committees (Travel and Governance Succession, and the Board<br />

of Directors) are in need of a secretary to record minutes during<br />

the monthly meetings.<br />

Bistro 683<br />

Coffee: Volunteer on the coffee station every other Monday<br />

in the afternoon from 12 pm-3 pm.<br />

Dishwasher: Volunteer in the kitchen washing dishes using<br />

the industrial dishwasher and completing other tasks during the<br />

shift. Lifting and standing for 4 hours at a time.<br />

Dishwasher Assistant: Work as a team with the dishwasher<br />

to help with putting away and cleaning dishes. Lifting and<br />

standing for 4 hours at a time.<br />

Governance Committee<br />

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

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

Morning meetings 4-6 times per year.<br />

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

and comfort working with documents or willingness to learn<br />

would be assets.<br />

Membership & Marketing<br />

Meet on the 4 th Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am. The<br />

committee reports to the Board for all membership and<br />

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How to get involved?<br />

First, complete an online application form: https://gwsaguelph.ca/1749-2/.<br />

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

the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre front desk.<br />

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

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

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

Becky for more details.<br />

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

volunteering in general, contact: Becky MacDonald by phone<br />

519-822-1260 X 2096 or email: becky.macdonald@guelph.ca.


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VOLUNTEERING AT THE EVERGREEN<br />

What does a retiree do after 50 years as an elementary school teacher? A real<br />

people person and accustomed to working with students, teachers and parents, Joan<br />

was looking for a productive way to spend her free time. She wanted to put her<br />

social skills to good use. So, when she moved to the area near the Evergreen Centre<br />

in 2011 and attended their Open House, she took out a membership and started her<br />

journey as a volunteer.<br />

Joan first started as a volunteer in the Book Nook one afternoon a week. She then<br />

started at the Information Desk volunteering alongside Registration Desk<br />

volunteers providing information regarding services and activities offered by the<br />

City of Guelph and the GWSA. Wanting to add even more volunteer hours to her<br />

schedule, Joan filled in for other volunteers who couldn’t make their shifts. Now<br />

she was volunteering an average of three shifts per week and loving what she was<br />

doing. Joan had found her niche.<br />

Taking a hiatus during COVID, she returned to volunteering in 2022 and embarked<br />

on a brand new endeavour. The Book Nook was transitioning to a computerized<br />

library system and Joan spent many hours inputting information to get the system up and running. In December,<br />

the Welcoming and Information Desk was designed and located in the main lobby. Volunteers are the first point<br />

of contact offering a warm greeting, information sharing and conducting tours for new and potential members.<br />

As many members are aware, Joan now volunteers at the Evergreen, Monday to Friday, 9 am-3 pm, splitting her<br />

time between the Library and the Information Desk.<br />

Members often provide feedback to Joan that she’s doing such a great job with the Information Desk and that<br />

makes her feel extremely worthwhile. They also comment that “it’s nice to see a smiling face and be greeted” as<br />

soon as they enter the front door. As Joan puts it, having the presence of the Information Desk “can change<br />

people’s lives, help them make the decision to become a member, make friends, take part in activities, and have<br />

fun.” “That results in less depression and makes them feel a sense of belonging.”<br />

The GSWA and the City of Guelph wish to thank Joan and the team of volunteers at the Information Desk for<br />

their service in helping others improve their lives through community engagement and personal social contact.<br />

NOTICE FROM BOARD OF<br />

DIRECTORS<br />

Your Board of Directors is looking for individuals to sit on<br />

the Board. The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association is<br />

one of the largest seniors organizations of its kind in<br />

Canada, providing diverse programs, activities and<br />

services to the Guelph and Wellington County. Our<br />

mission is to enable older adults to be active, get involved,<br />

make new friends and age with dignity. In addition to<br />

supporting increased access for seniors to City facilities and programming, the GWSA<br />

supports the City’s goal of creating an Age-Friendly City.<br />

If you are interested in helping to shape the future of the Guelph Wellington Seniors<br />

Association, then we want you.<br />

Please send your contact information to Linda Jeffrey, Executive Director,<br />

(linda.jeffrey@gwsa-guelph.ca), or Pat Gage, Chair of the Board of Directors,<br />

(pat.gage@gwsa-guelph.ca).<br />

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DON HILLMAN<br />

September 14, 1933 - April 19, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Evergreen’s sexy Santa had a new job! Don<br />

Hillman joined the Board of Directors and<br />

was assigned as Sentinel Liaison. As Sentinel<br />

Administrator, already co-ordinating<br />

activities and troubleshooting for both the<br />

newsletter and job printing, reporting to the<br />

Board was the next step.<br />

Since 2009, Don worked tirelessly to make<br />

the Sentinel financially self-sufficient, a job<br />

that’s logical subsequent to his career in<br />

management analysis. Don spent a lifetime<br />

studying - first manual systems, and then<br />

computer systems for various companies and<br />

was application support manager for a credit<br />

card system his company ran for a major<br />

bank.<br />

He was also in the RCEME (Royal<br />

Canadian Electrical Mechanical<br />

Engineers) reserve for 33 years and<br />

retired as Service Battalion<br />

Commander - a Lieutenant Colonel.<br />

Model railroading played a large<br />

part in Don’s life, as did travel with<br />

his wife, Eleanor. But Don’s most<br />

important achievement in recent<br />

years was as Santa Claus to the<br />

GWSA at the Evergreen, and it was<br />

his excuse for not cutting his beard!<br />

Don was a great help with training<br />

the ‘current’ Sentinel team in the<br />

process of printing the monthly Sentinel<br />

(September thru to <strong>June</strong>) and doing other<br />

printing for the many different activities<br />

throughout the Centre. We did printing for the<br />

AGM (Annual General Meeting), posters,<br />

manuals, pamphlets and flyers, to name a few<br />

of the print jobs done here in the Sentinel<br />

office. We were sad that Don decided to<br />

retire in 2016 but he was still available by<br />

phone and email if we ran into any problems.<br />

It was hard for Don when his love, Eleanor,<br />

passed away, but now the two are reunited<br />

and will carry on as Santa and Mrs. Claus for<br />

family and friends and the new friends they<br />

will meet up yonder. Many happy Ho Ho’s to<br />

you both, from all of us here in the GWSA at<br />

the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre,<br />

especially from the Sentinel Team! You have<br />

truly been missed!<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 />

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 will be sent out to all<br />

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

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

art 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 />

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 />

Badminton<br />

The Badminton Club held its annual<br />

AGM March 23 and, unfortunately, we<br />

were unable to find suitable volunteers<br />

to fill either the President or Vice President’s<br />

positions. Our Club will therefore<br />

operate with 3 principal Directors<br />

(Activities, Communication and Secretary)<br />

and a temporary Director at Large<br />

who will assist as needed.<br />

With our new season beginning April<br />

1st, it didn’t take long to reach our<br />

membership cap of 105. So, we will<br />

once again restart our waiting list. We<br />

hope to explore ways to decrease or<br />

eliminate the waiting list this year.<br />

Community Outreach Badminton<br />

Coaching also wrapped up its first<br />

complete season since the COVID factor<br />

with 4 of our Coaches assisting in 2<br />

Guelph schools.<br />

Our first 4-part Coaching Clinic began<br />

May 4 and is full already.<br />

Planning is also underway for our<br />

Spring Hike with a proposed Hilton<br />

Falls route being considered.<br />

Our Tuesday evening Badminton has<br />

been temporarily disrupted but a backup<br />

plan is in place. For further information,<br />

call Jeff 519-993-1362.<br />

After a busy year, including regular<br />

playtimes, tournaments, clinics, and<br />

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social activities, the program year is<br />

drawing to a close. Our year is ending<br />

with some specific skill-based micro<br />

clinics open to all members who want<br />

to improve their skills. The clinics are<br />

popular and we are very fortunate to<br />

have several skilled in-house members<br />

who volunteer to share their expertise<br />

with everyone.<br />

Book Club 1<br />

Our group meets in the Board Room on<br />

the last Friday of each month from<br />

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

selection is “Lost Hills” by Lee Goldberg.<br />

Our <strong>July</strong> selection is “The Suspect<br />

” by Fiona Barton, and in <strong>August</strong><br />

we will be reading “Inside the<br />

O’Briens” by Lisa Genova. Monthly<br />

fee is $3.00.<br />

At present, we have a waiting list.<br />

Bridge<br />

GWSA welcomes all Bridge players<br />

with a basic knowledge of the 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 would<br />

like to work on improving their game.<br />

Volunteers are on hand to coach 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. Bridge-Duplicate will be inactive<br />

from <strong>June</strong> to September.<br />

Bunka<br />

Bunka embroidery is created by using a<br />

unique combination of punch needle<br />

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

When completed, many pictures resemble<br />

delicately shaded paintings. In fact,<br />

the needle is held and operates in much<br />

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

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

an instructor, so you should have some<br />

experience in the craft, and members<br />

are required to purchase their own supplies.<br />

Every Wednesday from 9:15 a.m.<br />

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

wait list.<br />

See Bunkawithflair.com.<br />

Canasta<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 9:00 to 11:30<br />

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

@gmail.com for more information.<br />

Evergreen Canoe Club<br />

What better time to shake off those<br />

winter blues than to canoe down one of<br />

The Grand River Conservation Authority<br />

river systems in Guelph’s very own<br />

backyard.<br />

Whether you are an experienced canoeist<br />

or someone new to the sport, the<br />

club training program can help you<br />

either hone existing skills or teach you<br />

the many techniques of river canoe<br />

navigation.<br />

Be aware though that membership is<br />

limited and a waitlist exists. So, if you<br />

meet the physical requirements and are<br />

comfortable on the water, put your<br />

name on the wait list.<br />

All new members are required to<br />

complete a two evening in-classroom<br />

training program and an on-the-water<br />

evaluation.<br />

Our canoe outings are every Thursday<br />

and Friday from May to the end of<br />

September, weather permitting.<br />

Chess<br />

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

out and make friends! Our club is open<br />

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

amateur players simply out for the<br />

joy of casual chess, although with<br />

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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 $2<br />

per person each time for the GWSA.<br />

And don’t worry if you don’t have a<br />

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

a digital clock for those interested in a<br />

time control!<br />

Computer Mentoring<br />

There are two mentors available every<br />

Monday from 1-3 p.m. to answer your<br />

questions. We can help with Windows<br />

PCs and Android smartphones and tablets.<br />

And now we are able to assist iPad<br />

and iPhone users!<br />

If you are using a laptop computer,<br />

please bring it with you. The fee is $3<br />

for members of the GWSA and $5 for<br />

non-members. Please register at the<br />

front desk for each class before joining<br />

us in the Computer Room.<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 />

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

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

also donating these items so we can<br />

reach as many as possible. We need<br />

wool donations of all types. Come see<br />

our NEW Treasure Chest, finally rebuilt.<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 relief<br />

carving, marquetry, and pyrography.<br />

Training is available.<br />

Meets Monday evening 6:00 pm-9:00<br />

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 are<br />

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

to help.<br />

Line Dancing<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

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

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

Line dancing is exercise not only for<br />

the body, but the mind as well. It’s an<br />

excuse to get out, meet new friends,<br />

enjoy good music, and no partner is<br />

required. If you have never line danced<br />

before or need a refresher, the Introduction<br />

to Line Dancing is where to<br />

start. Here you will learn the basic<br />

steps and easier dances to slower music.<br />

The Line Dance Step Tutorial is an<br />

opportunity to learn and practise steps<br />

not taught in the Introduction to Line<br />

Dancing class and will help prepare<br />

you for the Beyond the Basics classes<br />

which are the next step up from the<br />

Introduction to Line Dancing. The Intermediate<br />

class is for experienced line<br />

dancers looking for a challenge.<br />

Monday Line Dance Classes<br />

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

Tutorial<br />

9:30-10:30 am Beyond the Basics<br />

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

Thursday Line Dance Classes<br />

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

Dancing<br />

2:15-3:15 pm Beyond the Basics<br />

The first 3 visits are free. After that,<br />

in addition to providing us proof of a<br />

GWSA membership, it’s $2.00 each<br />

time you come.<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 />

Peer Learning<br />

Peer Learning is for seniors who like to<br />

have a good discussion with a small,<br />

friendly group. This year, two very successful<br />

topics have been World Leaders<br />

Who Made Their Mark in the Fall<br />

term and Russia and Eastern Europe in<br />

the Winter term. It’s a great way to<br />

meet new people and have fun while<br />

learning. Check your Sentinel in September<br />

for new topics and times.<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 />

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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 players<br />

use solid paddles made of wood or<br />

composite materials to hit a perforated<br />

polymer ball over a net. The sport<br />

shares features of other racquet sports:<br />

the dimensions and layout of a badminton<br />

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

tennis, with a few modifications.<br />

This sport is for people of all<br />

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

laughter, socialization and exercise. It’s<br />

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

for those with a competitive nature. All<br />

levels of skill invited. Pickleball equipment<br />

is provided.<br />

Shuffleboard<br />

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

some gentle exercise, friendship and<br />

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

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

six months. Register the first time<br />

you play. Beginners are welcome and<br />

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. We<br />

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 to<br />

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

please contact Doreen Muir @ 519-831<br />

-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 />

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since February 2022. Traditional rug<br />

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

beautiful and unique items are made by<br />

pulling loops of fabric or yarn through<br />

a stiff, woven base such as burlap or<br />

linen. It is enjoyable, fun and a very<br />

social hobby. Beginners are welcome<br />

and we will help you get started. The<br />

Rug Hooking Group meets on Tuesday<br />

afternoon, 12-4, in Room 2.<br />

Contact: Kathy McCallum, 226-<br />

821-1331. Email:<br />

kamccallum28@gmail.com.<br />

Skiing<br />

For the <strong>2023</strong> ski season, it costs $10.00<br />

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

register and pay for the Downhill Ski<br />

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

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

from Blue Mountain well before<br />

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

we carpool by meeting at the lower<br />

Evergreen Parking Lot by the Enabling<br />

Garden at 8:00 am, drive to Blue<br />

Mountain, and return to Guelph by 6:00<br />

pm. Contact Bob Shearer 519-831-<br />

4093 for Ski Club information.<br />

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 at<br />

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, give<br />

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 $79.10 (plus<br />

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

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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 & Fridays<br />

from 6:30 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 company.<br />

We have quite a few ladies playing<br />

at present and would always welcome<br />

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

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

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

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 />

<strong>June</strong>.<br />

Must have some mobility and hand/<br />

eye co-ordination.<br />

Any questions or concerns, please<br />

contact: Co-ordinator Johanna<br />

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

Johannavanboxtel60@gmail.com.<br />

Walking Club<br />

Do you like to walk during the spring,<br />

summer and fall? Do you like to have<br />

company when you walk?<br />

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

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

air, enjoy nature and beautiful scenery<br />

and make new friends while discovering<br />

the trails in the area.<br />

You can register for the Walking<br />

Club’s <strong>2023</strong> walking season online<br />

through RecEnroll or at the front desk<br />

of the Evergreen Centre. The annual fee<br />

is $10 and you must be an active member<br />

of the GWSA.<br />

Due to Construction, we are now<br />

meeting at the Trailhead on Thursday<br />

mornings at 8:45 am (location will be<br />

emailed prior to walk). Walks are on…<br />

rain or shine.<br />

Walks are at your own pace and you<br />

must arrange your own transportation<br />

to the Trailhead-local trail or nearby<br />

conservation area.<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 along<br />

with others sharing the same interest,<br />

while encouraging one another and receiving<br />

information, ideas and inspiration.<br />

While we do not offer classes or<br />

lessons, we welcome accomplished<br />

watercolour painters. There is a small<br />

annual membership fee and membership<br />

with the GWSA is required. We<br />

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

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

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

third Wednesday.<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 share<br />

the resulting written shape for constructive<br />

comments, while enjoying the<br />

company of others. Please feel welcome<br />

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

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

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

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

GWSA. Contact Susan Jackson 519-<br />

265-3246.<br />

Writing Your Life Story<br />

This new activity group has gotten off<br />

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

are conscientiously following the suggestions<br />

of the facilitator, as steps towards<br />

producing a document that can<br />

be shared with children, grandchildren,<br />

and other interested people. Each week,<br />

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

relating to your life experience. The<br />

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

group. We have already learned that no<br />

one’s life is “boring”! Space is limited<br />

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

few more members. We meet on Thursdays<br />

at 1:30 pm in the Board Room. If<br />

you are interested, come and check us<br />

out! Contact Jennifer Blackie at 519-<br />

824-7204 or jblackie@bell.net for more<br />

information.


GWSA Groups & Activities Contact Information<br />

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

For more Program Group information, go to https://gwsa-guelph.ca and go to the<br />

CONTACT US menu. Click on Program Groups to get in contact with Program Group<br />

Leaders. Or pick up a print copy of the Sentinel for group contacts.<br />

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Art In The Hall<br />

ArtInTheHall@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Changes monthly<br />

Art Studio In 2<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

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

Badminton<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<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 <strong>July</strong> & <strong>August</strong><br />

Casual Bicycling<br />

Various Locations in and<br />

around Guelph<br />

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

Bid Euchre on Thursdays<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Thursdays 1 pm-4 pm<br />

Book Club 1<br />

Board Room<br />

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

Book Club 2<br />

Board Room<br />

Second Friday of month - 1-2 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 />

gwsa.bridge@gmail.com<br />

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

Inactive for <strong>June</strong> to September<br />

Bunka Art Group<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

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

Canasta<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

canastagwsa@gmail.com<br />

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

Canoe Club<br />

canoeclubmembership@gmail.com<br />

Seasonal twice-weekly outings<br />

See GWSA website or Sentinel description<br />

Chess Club<br />

Board Room<br />

2nd & 4th Fridays – 10 am-12 pm<br />

Computer Club<br />

Computer Room<br />

January, March, May<br />

2nd Monday - 2-4 pm<br />

Computer Mentoring<br />

Computer Lab<br />

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

No appointment necessary.<br />

Computer mentoring is offered every<br />

Monday (except when the Centre is<br />

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

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Craft Club<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

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

Cribbage<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

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

Diabetes Support Group<br />

Room 3<br />

2nd Tuesday – 11 am -12 pm<br />

4th Tuesday – 10 am -12 pm<br />

Euchre on Monday<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

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

Euchre on Friday<br />

Evergreen Room 4<br />

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

Golf<br />

Mondays, May to September<br />

Into Focus Photography<br />

Evergreen Room 4<br />

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

$24.00 a year<br />

Line Dancing<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Mondays – 9:15 to noon<br />

Thursdays – 1:00 to 3:15 p.m.<br />

Mah Jongg<br />

Evergreen Room 4<br />

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

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

Pickleball<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

gwsapickleball@gmail.com<br />

Monday 12:15 – 3 p.m.<br />

Tuesday 8:30 am – 12:30 p.m.<br />

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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 />

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

Rug Hooking<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Tuesdays 12-4 pm<br />

Shuffleboard<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

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

Silver Strummers<br />

Room 3<br />

Fridays - Beginners 12-1 pm<br />

Experienced 1-2 pm<br />

Silvertones Choir<br />

Room 3<br />

Fridays 2-3 pm<br />

Ski Club<br />

Evergreen Parking Lot by<br />

The Enabling Garden<br />

Mondays from January to the end of<br />

March<br />

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

Mountain<br />

6:00 pm return to Evergreen<br />

Evergreen Snooker Club<br />

Evergreen Snooker Room<br />

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

Table Tennis<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

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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 <strong>July</strong>/<strong>August</strong>)<br />

Texas Hold ’Em Poker<br />

Bistro 683<br />

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

Writers Club<br />

Board Room<br />

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

1-3 p.m.<br />

Writing Your Life Story<br />

Board Room<br />

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

Seniors Mixed Volleyball<br />

West End<br />

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

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

Walking Club<br />

Trailhead<br />

April to October<br />

walkingclubgwsa@gmail.com<br />

Thursdays - Arrive at 8:45 am<br />

Departing at 9:00 am sharp!<br />

Watercolour Painters Club<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

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

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 />

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

September – <strong>June</strong><br />

Membership $10/yr + hst<br />

West Hills Art Group<br />

Rm 2 West End Comm. Centre<br />

September - <strong>June</strong><br />

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

Membership $25.00 + hst<br />

Wood Carving Group<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Monday – 6-9 pm<br />

COME OUT AND PLAY SLOPITCH<br />

Men and Ladies 55+ are invited to<br />

Play in a Co-ed SloPitch League<br />

Efforts to start a senior Co-ed SloPitch league have<br />

resulted in two full teams of senior members<br />

of the GWSA community!<br />

Games are Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, at<br />

Hugh C. Guthrie Park, 117 Forest St.<br />

Games started Wednesday, May 3<br />

and continue to Sept. 27.<br />

If you are interested, call Deborah at<br />

(226) 606-8476, dwaitson54@gmail.com or<br />

register in person at the Evergreen Centre or<br />

West End.<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 />

Carol Croft - <strong>July</strong> 4 (78)<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 />

Sladden, Jean passed away on Saturday, April 1,<br />

<strong>2023</strong>, at the age of 96. Jean was a GWSA member<br />

for 4 years and participated in the craft group.<br />

Bourque, Jean Claude passed away on Wednesday,<br />

April 12, <strong>2023</strong>, at the age of 78. He did computer<br />

mentoring at the Centre.<br />

Hillman, Don passed away on Wednesday, April 19,<br />

<strong>2023</strong>, in his 90th year. See page 9 for more details.<br />

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

W West End Community Centre<br />

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday<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 JUNE 24<br />

5<br />

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

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

Beyond the Basics<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 />

12<br />

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

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

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

Line Dancing<br />

12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

Everyday Activities<br />

Snooker—9a-4p<br />

Library —<br />

Mon-Fri – 10a-3p<br />

6<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 />

13<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 />

7<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

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

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

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

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

1-3p Writers Club<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

1:30p BINGO<br />

14<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

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

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

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

1<br />

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

8:45-11:30a Walking Club<br />

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

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

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

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

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

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

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

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

Story<br />

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

8<br />

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

8:45-11:30a Walking Club<br />

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

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

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

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

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

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

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

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

Story<br />

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

15<br />

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

8:45-11:30a Walking Club<br />

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

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

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

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

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

2<br />

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

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

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

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

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

1-2p Book Club 2<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 />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold ’Em<br />

Poker<br />

9<br />

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

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

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

10a-12p Chess<br />

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

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

1-2p Book Club 2<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 />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold ’Em<br />

Poker<br />

16<br />

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

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

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

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

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

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

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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 />

19<br />

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

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

Beyond the Basics<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 />

26<br />

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

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

10:45-11:45a Int. 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<br />

Photography<br />

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

6-9p Carving Club<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 />

20<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 />

27<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 />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

1:30p BINGO<br />

21<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

9a-4p Watercolour Painters<br />

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

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

1-3p Writers Club<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

1:30p Annual General<br />

Meeting<br />

28<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

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

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

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

1-4p Badminton W<br />

1:30p BINGO<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 Line Dancing<br />

Beyond the Basics<br />

22<br />

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

8:45-11:30a Walking Club<br />

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

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

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

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

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

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

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

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

Story<br />

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

29<br />

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

8:45-11:30a Walking Club<br />

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

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

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

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

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

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

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

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

Story<br />

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

1-4p Euchre<br />

1-4p Pickleball<br />

1-4p Table Tennis W<br />

2-3p Silvertones<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold ’Em<br />

Poker<br />

23<br />

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

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

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

10a-12p Chess<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 />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold ’Em<br />

Poker<br />

30<br />

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

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

9-11:30a Canasta<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 />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold ’Em<br />

Poker<br />

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

W West End Community Centre<br />

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday<br />

3<br />

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

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

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

Line Dancing<br />

12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

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

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

6-9p Carving Club<br />

10<br />

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

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

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

Line Dancing<br />

12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

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

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

6-9p Carving Club<br />

17<br />

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

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

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

Line Dancing<br />

12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

4<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 ’Em Poker<br />

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

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

11<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 />

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

’Em Poker<br />

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

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

18<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 />

5<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

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

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

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

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

1-3p Writers Club<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

1:30p BINGO<br />

12<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

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

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

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

1-4p Badminton W<br />

1:30p BINGO<br />

19<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

9a-4p Watercolour Painters<br />

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

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

6<br />

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

8:45-11:30a Walking Club<br />

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

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

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

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

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

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

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

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

Story<br />

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

13<br />

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

8:45-11:30a Walking Club<br />

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

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

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

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

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

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

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

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

Story<br />

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

20<br />

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

8:45-11:30a Walking Club<br />

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

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

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

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

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

7<br />

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

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

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

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

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

1-2p Book Club 2<br />

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

1-4p Euchre<br />

1-4p Pickleball<br />

2-3p Silvertones<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold ’Em<br />

Poker<br />

14<br />

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

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

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

10a-12p Chess<br />

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

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

1-2p Book Club 2<br />

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

1-4p Euchre<br />

1-4p Pickleball<br />

2-3p Silvertones<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold ’Em<br />

Poker<br />

21<br />

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

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

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

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

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

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

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12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

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

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

6-9p Carving Club<br />

24<br />

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

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

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

Line Dancing<br />

12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

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

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

6-9p Carving Club<br />

31<br />

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

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

10:45-11:45a Int. Line Dancing<br />

12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

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

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

Photography<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 />

25<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 />

26<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

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

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

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

1-4p Badminton W<br />

1:30p BINGO<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 Line Dancing<br />

Beyond the Basics<br />

27<br />

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

8:45-11:30a Walking Club<br />

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

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

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

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

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

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

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

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

Story<br />

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

Beyond the Basics<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 JULY 29<br />

1-4p Euchre<br />

1-4p Pickleball<br />

2-3p Silvertones<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold ’Em<br />

Poker<br />

28<br />

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

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

9-11:30a Canasta<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 />

2-3p Silvertones<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold ’Em<br />

Poker<br />

Everyday Activities<br />

Snooker—9a-4p<br />

Library —<br />

Mon-Fri – 10a-3p<br />

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

W West End Community Centre<br />

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday<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 AUG. 19<br />

CLOSED<br />

CIVIC HOLIDAY<br />

14<br />

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

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

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

Line Dancing<br />

1<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 ’Em Poker<br />

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

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

8<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 />

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

’Em Poker<br />

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

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

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

12-4p 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 />

2<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

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

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

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

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

1-3p Writers Club<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

1:30p BINGO<br />

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8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

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

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

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

1-4p Badminton W<br />

1:30p BINGO<br />

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8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

9a-4p Watercolour Painters<br />

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

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

3<br />

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

8:45-11:30a Walking Club<br />

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

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

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

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

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

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

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

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

Story<br />

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

10<br />

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

8:45-11:30a Walking Club<br />

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

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

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

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

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

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

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

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

Story<br />

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

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

8:45-11:30a Walking Club<br />

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

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

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

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

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

4<br />

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

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

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

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

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

1-2p Book Club 2<br />

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

1-4p Euchre<br />

1-4p Pickleball<br />

2-3p Silvertones<br />

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

’Em Poker<br />

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

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

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

10a-12p Chess<br />

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

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

1-2p Book Club 2<br />

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

1-4p Euchre<br />

1-4p Pickleball<br />

2-3p Silvertones<br />

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

’Em Poker<br />

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

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

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

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

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

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

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12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

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

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

6-9p Carving Club<br />

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

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

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

Line Dancing<br />

12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

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

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

6-9p Carving Club<br />

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

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

10:45-11:45a Int. Line Dancing<br />

12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

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

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

Photography<br />

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

6-9p Carving Club<br />

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

’Em Poker<br />

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

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

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

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 />

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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 />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

1-3p Writers Club<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

1:30p BINGO<br />

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8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

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

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

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

1-4p Badminton W<br />

1:30p BINGO<br />

30<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

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

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

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

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

1:30p BINGO<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 Line Dancing<br />

Beyond the Basics<br />

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

8:45-11:30a Walking Club<br />

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

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

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

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

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

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

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

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

Story<br />

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

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

8:45-11:30a Walking Club<br />

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

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

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

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

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

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

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

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

Story<br />

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

1-4p Euchre<br />

1-4p Pickleball<br />

2-3p Silvertones<br />

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

’Em Poker<br />

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

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

9-11:30a Canasta<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 />

2-3p Silvertones<br />

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

’Em Poker<br />

Everyday Activities<br />

Snooker—9a-4p<br />

Library —<br />

Mon-Fri – 10a-3p<br />

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Mobile Services to offer our patients access to<br />

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Digital Impressions<br />

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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 />

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The Elliott Community is Guelph’s<br />

only not-for-profit organization to<br />

offer 4 lifestyle choices for Seniors.<br />

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Life Leases<br />

Supportive Living<br />

Assisted Living<br />

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Dancing<br />

at the<br />

Evergreen<br />

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

683 Woolwich St., Guelph<br />

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, <strong>2023</strong><br />

(Upcoming Dances: <strong>July</strong> 29, <strong>August</strong> 19 & September 30)<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 />

For more information or to reserve a group table, call Margaret at 519-836-8534<br />

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

See website: https://gwsa-guelph.ca/Dancing-at-the-Evergreen/<br />

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PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB ON THE GO!<br />

April 13, <strong>2023</strong>, thirteen members of the GWSA<br />

Photography Club, also known as the Into Focus<br />

Photography Club, went on a field trip to the Joseph<br />

Schneider Haus Historical Site in Kitchener.<br />

A beautiful day to be out and about enjoying a chance<br />

to take photos with fellow enthusiasts, touring the<br />

buildings and grounds. Cameras of all kinds clicking<br />

away capturing the moments. A few of us met up after<br />

for coffee and some conversation.<br />

Love photography? You should come out and join us!<br />

We meet the last Monday of each month at 2:30 pm in Room<br />

4 of the Evergreen Centre.<br />

To see some of the photos from that day or browse through<br />

our various photo themes, field trips, challenges, etc., click<br />

onto our SmugMug site at intofocus.smugmug.com.<br />

A cell phone selfie! Just for fun!<br />

ART IN THE HALL<br />

Art in the Hall has another amazing display of artwork<br />

for your viewing pleasure! The majority of the pieces are<br />

for sale and can be easily purchased for yourself or as a<br />

gift. You may see a few pieces from the previous show<br />

and that is because some of our lovely artists belong to<br />

both the West End Art Group and The West Hills Art<br />

Group. This particular group (West Hills) meets<br />

Thursdays in the afternoon at the West End Community<br />

Centre. Please also look at our display windows that<br />

showcase smaller artwork and hand-made cards, each has<br />

an individual touch!<br />

Since the Sentinel will not publish for a couple of<br />

months, please have a look at the display windows after<br />

mid-May to see the wonderful creations of the Wood<br />

Carving Group.<br />

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GWSA Members and Activity Group Leaders<br />

RE: Pro-rated Activity Fees<br />

At the Finance Committee meeting of April 18, <strong>2023</strong>, the decision was made to discontinue<br />

pro-rated activity fees. The GWSA fiscal year is April 1 – March 31 of the following year.<br />

All Activity fees are due beginning April 1st. All activity programs run a full fiscal year,<br />

therefore, fees must be paid as such. This action will provide an avenue for fiscal financial<br />

planning.<br />

The Board supported and approved the recommendation from the Finance Committee on<br />

April 19th.<br />

Effective May 1, <strong>2023</strong>, there will be no pro-rated fees. This means that the cost associated<br />

with each activity will reman the same regardless of when the member joins.<br />

Together with the City, we offer a subsidy program to help adults and seniors on a limited<br />

income stay active with the Fee Assistance in Recreation (FAIR) program. These financial<br />

aid programs can help subsidize the cost for recreation programs, swim passes, or other<br />

memberships. People who qualify can also receive a discount on registration fees. Please<br />

contact the office and we’ll help start the process.<br />

NEW MEMBER/RETURNING<br />

MEMBER RECEPTION<br />

(Returning Members from April-September <strong>2023</strong>)<br />

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, <strong>2023</strong><br />

1 – 3 PM<br />

EVERGREEN SENIORS COMMUNITY CENTRE<br />

683 WOOLWICH ST., GUELPH<br />

ROOM 4<br />

Meet other new or returning members and learn about the many<br />

activities and programs available to you.<br />

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED<br />

RSVP ATTENDING - wajk@rogers.com<br />

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519.823.1291<br />

REFRESHMENTS - FREE DRAW PRIZES<br />

Plan now to attend<br />

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GARDEN SHOWCASE<br />

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

Guelph Horticultural Society Annual Garden Tour<br />

Sunday, <strong>June</strong> 11, <strong>2023</strong> 1:00 pm-5:30 pm<br />

(Country gardens open at 12:30 pm)<br />

$10.00 per person<br />

(Children under 12 free. No pets please. Rain or Shine)<br />

Tickets available at:<br />

- Blooms+Flora<br />

- Brock Road Nursery<br />

- Royal City Nursery<br />

Or Day of Tour at any<br />

of the following<br />

garden locations:<br />

- 4559 Concession Road<br />

11, Puslinch<br />

- 25 Farnham Road, Puslinch - 36 Stuart St.<br />

- 388 Stevenson St. N. - 125 Riverview Dr.<br />

- 22 Kitchener Ave. - 25 Kitchener Ave.<br />

- GHS John Galt Garden, Riverside Park<br />

Task At Hand<br />

Errands & Services for<br />

Seniors & Persons with<br />

Disabilities<br />

Call Peter at<br />

519-830-1313<br />

Includes: Local Artists and musicians<br />

- Master Gardeners - Door Prizes<br />

For more information call 519-837-8274<br />

Or visit: www.guelphhort.org<br />

CRAFT NOOK - TREASURE CHEST<br />

The Craft Group has a new display area in the foyer. Check out all the wonderful<br />

handmade crafts for sale.<br />

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$25.00 discount coupon<br />

with this ad<br />

Please call 519-821-6683<br />

Tuesday, <strong>June</strong> 27, <strong>2023</strong>, from 2 pm to 3 pm in Room 4.<br />

SUNDOWNING -<br />

An increase in the late afternoon or early evening of agitated or upset behaviour in a person living<br />

with dementia may relate to Sundowning. Learn what this term means and how to address changes<br />

related to it. Handout included and there will be a time for discussion.<br />

Tuesday, <strong>July</strong> 18, <strong>2023</strong>, from 2 pm to 3 pm in Room 4.<br />

THE A’S OF DEMENTIA -<br />

The A’s of dementia describe the symptoms of dementia that will affect how a person will think and<br />

act. In this session, we will explain the A’s, known as anosognosia, amnesia, agnosia, aphasia,<br />

apraxia, apathy, altered perception, and attentional deficits in more simple terms and explore how<br />

they affect a person’s day-to-day behaviour. Handout included and there will be a time for<br />

discussion.<br />

Tuesday, <strong>August</strong> 15, <strong>2023</strong>, from 2 pm to 3 pm in Room 4.<br />

LIVING WELL: TIPS FOR BRAIN HEALTH -<br />

Learn the key suggestions for maintaining a healthy brain. You'll be provided with tips and<br />

strategies that can be implemented into your daily routine. Handout included and there will be a<br />

time for discussion.<br />

www.alzheimerww.ca<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,<br />

or online at recenroll.ca.<br />

OUTDOOR FITNESS<br />

Seniors Disc Golf<br />

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

Park Disc Golf course to learn the game of disc golf and<br />

practise with friends. An instructor will guide you through<br />

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

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

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

footwear is required.<br />

Course ID: 34043<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (6-7 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 6-<strong>August</strong> 10 (Thursday)<br />

Location: Riverside Park Disc Golf Course<br />

Fee: Members: $43.51, Non-Members: $50.06<br />

FITNESS<br />

Cardio and Strength Level 2<br />

This intermediate/advance strength training class focuses<br />

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

functional exercises that include balance, flexibility and<br />

cardiovascular movements. Exercises are performed<br />

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

throughout the classes which may include bands, stability<br />

balls and weights of your choice. Join us to keep your<br />

body fit!<br />

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

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 3-<strong>August</strong> 28 (Monday)<br />

Course ID: 34420<br />

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 7-<strong>August</strong> 25 (Friday)<br />

Course ID: 34454<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Fees: Members: $58, Non-Members: $66.72<br />

Cardio and Strength Level 3<br />

Come and challenge your fitness level in this advanced<br />

strength training class. Focusing on a low impact cardio<br />

warm-up, this class performs functional exercises that<br />

include balance, flexibility and cardiovascular<br />

movements. A variety of equipment is used throughout<br />

the classes which may include bands, stability balls and<br />

weights of your choice. Join us to keep your body fit!<br />

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

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 3-<strong>August</strong> 28 (Monday)<br />

Course ID: 34415<br />

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 7-<strong>August</strong> 25 (Friday)<br />

Course ID: 34453<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Fees: Members: $58, Non-Members: $66.72<br />

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Strength and Balance<br />

This beginner class will focus on fall prevention, whole<br />

body movements and balance. It is designed to improve<br />

general mobility and overall strength to make everyday<br />

tasks easier. You can expect to see improvement in<br />

posture. The class presents an excellent opportunity for<br />

beginners to start exercising with an aerobic, strength and<br />

flexibility component.<br />

Course ID: 34447<br />

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

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 5-<strong>August</strong> 30 (Wednesday)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Fees: Members: $58, Non-Members: $66.72<br />

Meditation and Relaxation<br />

Learn to develop skills to cultivate a different relationship<br />

to stress, including stress that can result from managing a<br />

variety of chronic health conditions.<br />

Sessions include: variety of meditation practices, gentle<br />

mindful movement practices, reflective and practical<br />

exercises, and discussions on stress.<br />

Examples of mindfulness training:<br />

Deep breathing<br />

Meditation<br />

Gentle movement<br />

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 4-<strong>August</strong> 22 (12-1 p.m.) (Tuesday)<br />

Course ID: 34435<br />

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 6-<strong>August</strong> 31 (9-10 a.m.) (Thursday)<br />

Course ID: 36270<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Fees: Members: $58, Non-Members: $66.72<br />

Introduction to Strength Training<br />

What is strength training all about? How do you get<br />

started? Which exercises are the best ones? What about<br />

form? Let us show you the answers! You will go from<br />

learning the theory behind the importance of strength<br />

training to mastering the technique behind bodyweight,<br />

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

will take you through a progressive training program that<br />

will help you gain a better understanding of exercise and<br />

program design, help you increase your strength and,<br />

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

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 5-<strong>August</strong> 23 (9-10 a.m.) (Wednesday)<br />

Course ID: 34443<br />

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 5-<strong>August</strong> 23 (10-11 a.m.) (Wednesday)<br />

Course ID: 34446<br />

Location: West End Community Centre<br />

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(Fitness Room)<br />

Fees: Members: $58, Non-Members: $66.72<br />

OsteoFit<br />

Part of living well with osteoporosis and or osteoarthritis,<br />

involves healthy eating and physical activity. Physical<br />

activity plays an essential role in the treatment of<br />

osteoporosis by ‘stimulating’ or applying a load on our<br />

bones to maintain their structure and strength. When<br />

treating Osteoarthritis, it is important to ensure proper<br />

alignment of joints as well. Exercise and physical activity<br />

play a vital role and contribute to individuals’ overall<br />

health and well-being. Four types of exercise are<br />

necessary in the management of osteoporosis and<br />

osteoarthritis: strength, posture and core stability, balance<br />

and weight bearing. Join us in this class to get moving,<br />

improve your strength, balance, and posture, and in turn,<br />

reduce your risk of falling.<br />

Course ID: 337575<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (10:30-11:30 a.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 5-<strong>August</strong> 30 (Wednesday)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Fees: Members: $58, Non-Members: $66.72<br />

Release Your Hips, Change Your Life!<br />

Do your hips get fatigued and sore? Come, learn stretches/<br />

exercises to help your largest joints work to their potential<br />

so you can do all the things you love to do!<br />

Course ID: 35435<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (2:30-3:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 5-<strong>August</strong> 23 (Wednesday)<br />

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

Fees: Members: $58, Non-Members: $66.72<br />

Total Body Conditioning<br />

This total body conditioning class will challenge the<br />

active 55 individual. A cardio warm-up will prepare you<br />

for a resistance training, balance, flexibility, and core<br />

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

exercise consisting of these major components will<br />

improve your mental, physical and emotional health.<br />

Increase your energy level to be able to carry out daily<br />

tasks and reduce your chances of osteoporosis.<br />

Course ID: 34441<br />

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

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 5-<strong>August</strong> 30 (Wednesday)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Fees: Members: $58, Non-Members: $66.72<br />

TAI CHI<br />

Tai Chi – Beginner<br />

This program welcomes those who are new to Tai Chi as<br />

well as those who are wishing to reinforce the<br />

foundations. Focusing on the basic vocabulary of the<br />

stances and co-ordination of the postures, this meditative<br />

movement practice is accessible to all.<br />

Course ID: 34430<br />

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

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 4-<strong>August</strong> 22 (Tuesday)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Fees: Members: $58, Non-Members: $66.72<br />

Tai Chi – Intermediate<br />

Learn the meditative movement practice of Tai Chi<br />

Chuan. This session focuses on the Yang Style 37-Posture<br />

Form. It is advised to have previous experience with Tai<br />

Chi Chuan movements and foundations for this class.<br />

Course ID: 34432<br />

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

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 4-<strong>August</strong> 22 (Tuesday)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Fees: Members: $58, Non-Members: $66.72<br />

QI GONG<br />

Qi Gong<br />

This class is a Chinese blend of exercise, stretching and<br />

meditation. The program focuses on ‘Eighteen Postures<br />

for Daily Practice,’ a Qi Gong set that integrates East and<br />

West in a series of gentle exercises designed to maintain<br />

and enhance health. Adapting classical Qi Gong forms,<br />

this style incorporates therapeutic exercise, self-massage<br />

and meditation. Qi Gong class focuses on the core<br />

routines.<br />

Course ID: 34425<br />

Class Length: 1.5 hours (12-1:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 3-<strong>August</strong> 28 (Monday)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Fees: Member: $87.04, Non-Member: $100.08<br />

Course ID: 34434<br />

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

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 4-<strong>August</strong> 22 (Tuesday)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Fees: Members: $58, Non-Members: $66.72<br />

YOGA<br />

Chair Yoga<br />

Chair yoga offers the same benefits as other yoga<br />

practices, such as increased flexibility, strengthening,<br />

proper breathing and increasing range of motion in the<br />

joints. Simply use a chair to assist with postures. Chair<br />

yoga is for everyone, especially those who may have<br />

limited mobility and/or are unable to get up and down on<br />

a yoga mat. Postures can be modified to meet students’<br />

needs.<br />

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

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 3-<strong>August</strong> 28 (Monday)<br />

Course ID: 34422<br />

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 5-<strong>August</strong> 30 (9:15-10:15 a.m.) (Wednesday)<br />

Course ID: 34444<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

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Fees: Members: $58, Non-Members: $66.72<br />

Gentle Yoga<br />

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

centuries old discipline which brings health and vitality to<br />

the body, peace to the mind and joy to the spirit. Ability<br />

to move from standing to laying on the floor needed.<br />

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

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 4-<strong>August</strong> 22 (Tuesday)<br />

Course ID: 34437<br />

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

Fees: Members: $58, Non-Members: $66.72<br />

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 6-<strong>August</strong> 31 (Thursday)<br />

Course ID: 34450<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Fees: Members: $58, Non-Members: $66.72<br />

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

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 7-<strong>August</strong> 25 (Friday)<br />

Course ID: 34455<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Fees: Members: $58, Non-Members: $66.72<br />

Yoga Nidra<br />

Nidra actually means sleep. This class will promote<br />

restorative relaxation by using deep breathing methods,<br />

guided visualization and progressive relaxation using very<br />

specific techniques involving 4 senses. Feel rested and<br />

renewed!<br />

Course ID: 34448<br />

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

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 5-<strong>August</strong> 23 (Wednesday)<br />

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

Fees: Members: $58, Non-Members: $66.72<br />

Yoga for Concussions<br />

This course brings together ancient Indian yogic practices<br />

of movement, breath and meditation along with new pain<br />

research, the latest strength and mobility training, and<br />

best practices in yoga for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)<br />

and trauma. It uses repetition of concepts and actions. The<br />

pace, format and tone of this course is especially designed<br />

for people with mild brain injuries, those living with Post<br />

Concussion Syndrome and stroke survivors<br />

Course ID: 34428<br />

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

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 4-<strong>August</strong> 22 (Tuesday)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Fees: Members: $58, Non-Members: $66.72<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 socialize<br />

interpretations and comments about the films through<br />

discussion and activities.<br />

Course ID: 34449<br />

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

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 6-<strong>August</strong> 24 (Thursday)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Board Room)<br />

Fees: Members: $118.16, Non-Members: $135.84<br />

LIFESTYLE<br />

Spanish<br />

Learn Spanish by beginning with basic conversation,<br />

grammar and vocabulary skills. Whether you are just<br />

starting out or brushing up your skills, you are welcome<br />

to join us.<br />

Course ID: 34440<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (3:30-4:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>July</strong> 4-<strong>August</strong> 22 (Tuesday)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Board Room)<br />

Fees: Members: $118.16, Non-Members: $135.84<br />

Vase Arrangement – Fresh Florals<br />

Learn to arrange your market bunch or grocery store<br />

bouquet. This class will teach you the care and handling<br />

of your cut flowers and how to arrange them like a<br />

professional.<br />

Are you one of those people who get flowers and just<br />

cut and plop into a vase and it always looks bad! Not<br />

anymore! Karen will teach you easy ways to create<br />

stunning long lasting floral arrangements. Join us for this<br />

fun filled & informative floral design class.<br />

You will be taught tricks of the trade that will help you<br />

to continue to create beautiful arrangements for you and<br />

your friends. We will also talk about foraging, so when<br />

your garden flowers are ready, you will be ready to create<br />

beautiful lasting arrangements.<br />

Karen will take time with each person to assure you are<br />

happy with your design. You will learn to create with<br />

your own hands and the knowledge and know how to do<br />

it again at home on your own.<br />

You will need clippers or garden pruners.<br />

Course ID: 37564<br />

Course Length: 2 hours (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)<br />

Date: Thursday, <strong>June</strong> 8<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 2)<br />

Fee: Members: $80, Non-Members: $92<br />

Artificial Door Wall Piece – using birch or driftwood<br />

Learn to make a beautiful artificial door/wall piece.<br />

Create with artificial florals and foliage hanging from a<br />

beautiful natural branch of birch or driftwood, This piece<br />

is stunning, beautiful for all homes. Surprise yourself with<br />

your own natural talent. Karen will bring the designer out<br />

in you.<br />

Using quality artificial florals, Karen will teach you to<br />

create a modern door/wall piece. In this class, you will<br />

learn to bring your arrangement to the next level. You<br />

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will learn tips and tricks to make your creation unique to<br />

you and your home. You will be designing with artificial<br />

florals so this door or wall piece will last for years.<br />

Perfect for an outside door or inside on a wall.<br />

These classes are great gift ideas. Whether you make it<br />

for a gift or gift the class.<br />

You will need to bring wire cutters/scissors/glue gun &<br />

glue.<br />

Course ID: 37565<br />

Course Length: 2 hours (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)<br />

Date: Thursday, <strong>June</strong> 22<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 2)<br />

Fee: Members: $90.00, Non-Members: $104.65<br />

Learn to Create Succulent Jewelry!<br />

Join us in this fun-filled floral design class. We will be<br />

working with live succulent plants and natural elements to<br />

create living jewelry.<br />

You will be guided and helped along the way so don’t<br />

worry, Karen will bring the designer out in you. You will<br />

leave with a masterpiece you will be proud of, and the<br />

ability to do it again.<br />

You will have the option of creating a beautiful<br />

succulent necklace OR earrings & bracelet, all with live<br />

succulents and natural elements and accents.<br />

Once you arrive at class you can choose if you want to<br />

do a necklace or earrings and bracelet (based on<br />

availability). You will be working with small pieces of<br />

floral material and creating some delicate stunning floral<br />

jewellery.<br />

Detail is the key to success with these beautiful pieces.<br />

You will need wire cutters/snips or small garden<br />

clippers/ tweezers or small needle nose plyers/scissors.<br />

Course ID: 37567<br />

Course Length: 2 hours (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)<br />

Date: Thursday, <strong>July</strong> 20<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 2)<br />

Fee: Members: $80, Non-Members: $92<br />

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What Is It Like To Grow Old<br />

by Karen Morrissey<br />

What is it like to grow old? I was asked.<br />

Well, I really haven’t a clue.<br />

Although I have grown, I’ve not gotten old,<br />

Yet I hear that most people do.<br />

I still like to go to the park every day.<br />

And it’s fun to play games with my friends.<br />

When I go home, I rest in my chair,<br />

Soak my feet as the day nears an end.<br />

But I haven’t grown old, I still go for a walk<br />

In the neighbourhood most every day.<br />

Then when I get home, I rest in my chair,<br />

Have a nap. What more can I say?<br />

I haven’t grown old though I’ve slowed down<br />

a bit.<br />

I still like the same things as before.<br />

But now when I do all those things that I like,<br />

My body’s a little more sore.<br />

I haven’t grown old, there’s still music I like.<br />

I still listen with the headphones on.<br />

Though the more that I listen, I do realize<br />

That a lot of those bands now have gone.<br />

Those musicians grew old, as they sang all their<br />

songs.<br />

I watched them grow old every day.<br />

But I haven’t grown old, for their songs are for<br />

youth.<br />

I like them, so I’m not turning grey.<br />

My knees hurt a little, my feet throb a lot.<br />

My back aches, and my shoulder is sore.<br />

My legs aren’t as quick as they once used to be,<br />

And I can’t stay up late anymore.<br />

But I’m not growing old, I am only retired.<br />

I look at this watch made of gold.<br />

And stare out of the window, waiting to find<br />

Just what it’s like to grow old.<br />

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Tea ‘n’ Tales is back at the Guelph Enabling Garden this summer,<br />

and it’s bigger and better than ever!<br />

Beginning on <strong>June</strong> 16 and<br />

continuing every Friday until<br />

September 8, the Friday morning<br />

performances will feature most of<br />

the tellers from 2022, along with<br />

some new faces and their stories.<br />

Each hour-long performance begins<br />

at 10:30 a.m.<br />

There will also be a Canada Day<br />

performance on Saturday, <strong>July</strong> 1,<br />

making the stories a great way to<br />

kick off the Rotary celebrations in the park.<br />

Then there will be three more Saturday family-themed sessions, “Under<br />

the Magic Ash”. Each of these will feature Robert Munsch, along with<br />

other tellers.<br />

While all 17 performances commence at 10:30 a.m., there will often be<br />

prelude entertainment from 10:00 a.m. Amongst those already committed<br />

to play is the beloved violinist Bridget Walsh, a banjo duet, a jazz trio, a<br />

local instrumental group, and an acapella group.<br />

So arrive early to secure a good spot and enjoy the music. Bring your<br />

own lawn chair and a mug for your free Planet Bean coffee or iced tea.<br />

As always, these performances are free, but donations are welcome to<br />

cover costs and assist in the programmes of the Guelph Enabling Garden<br />

and the Guelph Guild of Storytellers.<br />

If you wish to receive reminders, e-mail briahols@yahoo.com and you<br />

will receive weekly updates with bios of the upcoming tellers, as well as<br />

any other news.<br />

There will be a special storytelling<br />

performance by Guild members and<br />

their patron, Robert Munsch, at the<br />

Evergreen Centre, on Friday, <strong>June</strong> 9,<br />

to preview some of the highlights of the<br />

summer. The performance is free and<br />

will commence at 10:30 a.m. Other such<br />

performances will be at Guelph Lake<br />

Commons on <strong>June</strong> 2 and the Elliott on <strong>June</strong> 12.<br />

Please clip and save the bookmark. The program is on the reverse.<br />

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Tea ‘n’ Tales<br />

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

13 Friday mornings of<br />

delightful tales from<br />

storytellers near and far,<br />

beginning <strong>June</strong> 16.<br />

PLUS a Canada Day morning<br />

with James Gordon, Robert<br />

Munsch and friends.<br />

PLUS 3 special Saturday<br />

sessions, Under the Magic<br />

Ash, especially tailored for<br />

families.<br />

Please bring your lawn chair<br />

and mug for free<br />

coffee/iced tea.<br />

Arrive early and enjoy the<br />

occasional music of some of<br />

Guelph’s budding musicians.<br />

Admission is FREE,<br />

but donations are gratefully<br />

accepted.<br />

Questions? Phone<br />

519-820-4142 or e-mail:<br />

briahols@yahoo.com<br />

Programme subject to change.<br />

Tea ‘n’ Tales is a joint<br />

programme of the Guelph Guild<br />

of Storytellers & the<br />

Guelph Enabling Garden.<br />

Special thanks to:<br />

Service Canada<br />

The Borealis Group<br />

Royal City Brewery<br />

Roothams Preserves<br />

Planet Bean<br />

Robert Munsch<br />

Guelph Rotary<br />

Programme on reverse<br />

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Tea ‘n’ Tales<br />

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

Jun 16 Don Conibear<br />

Brenda Byers<br />

Jun 23 Norman Perrin<br />

Brian Holstein<br />

Jun 30 Jay Wilson<br />

Brad Woods<br />

Jul 1<br />

Jul 7<br />

Jul 14<br />

Robert Munsch,<br />

James Gordon,<br />

Larry Gibbs<br />

& friends<br />

Donna McCaw<br />

JennyQ<br />

Kait Taylor<br />

Mary McCullum Baldersaro<br />

Jul 15 Under the Magic Ash<br />

Family Stories<br />

Robert Munsch,<br />

Sarah Abusarar<br />

& Friends<br />

Jul 21 Anna Kerz<br />

<strong>June</strong> Brown<br />

Jul 28 Lynn Torrie<br />

Donna Dudinsky<br />

Aug 4<br />

Cecilia Vizcaino<br />

Maria Del Carmen Ordonez<br />

Aug 5 Under the Magic Ash<br />

Family Stories with<br />

Robert Munsch,<br />

Kait Taylor<br />

& Friends<br />

Aug 11 Heather Whaley<br />

Rusty Dougherty<br />

Aug 18 The Matsons<br />

Ruth Danziger<br />

Aug 19 Under the Magic Ash<br />

Family stories with<br />

Robert Munsch,<br />

Ruth Danziger &<br />

Elizabeth Matson<br />

and Friends<br />

Aug 25 Judy & Paul Caulfield<br />

Susan Ida Boucaud<br />

Sep 1<br />

Sep 8<br />

Jan Sherman<br />

Sarah Abusarar<br />

Adwoa Badoe<br />

Sya VanGeest<br />

EVERGREEN MARKET<br />

‘For Sale’ ads will be left in for 3 <strong>issue</strong>s from first insertion (i.e., in Sept.<br />

<strong>issue</strong> - removed from Dec. <strong>issue</strong>); if you wish it to remain in longer,<br />

please contact The Sentinel office and/or leave us a message. If your item<br />

sells, please let us know so that we can remove it. NO ‘Accommodation’<br />

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

be treated as advertising inserted within these pages at the current Sentinel<br />

advertising rates plus HST.<br />

Thank you, Sentinel Administrator<br />

FOR SALE<br />

Hospital bed for sale. Brand new, only used 3 weeks. Includes<br />

sheets and blankets. Asking $3,500. Call Patricia at 519-341-5155<br />

to view the bed.<br />

Pride scooter. Gently used, colour candy apple, always stored indoors.<br />

You have to see it to believe the condition it is in. Call<br />

Leona at 519-546-9993.<br />

Walker for sale. Sturdy and very good condition. Asking $100 or<br />

best offer. Call 519-824-0865.<br />

Men’s golf clubs: 3 woods with head covers, Snake Eyes, Viper 5<br />

-9 irons, pitching wedge, sand wedge - asking $50. Maxi Fly<br />

irons 3-9, asking $20. One dart board in cabinet with 2 sets of<br />

darts, asking $20. Call 519-824-6364.<br />

WANTED<br />

Wanting to purchase a compact fridge for a condo. Call 519-829-<br />

4119.<br />

Free advertising for GWSA members ONLY.<br />

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND<br />

PHONE NUMBER WITH YOUR ITEM(S).<br />

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OUR EVERGREEN LIBRARY<br />

We are open<br />

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

<strong>June</strong>, <strong>July</strong> and <strong>August</strong> give us an excellent opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A great way to<br />

relax is to read a book outdoors. The library has a good range of popular content for you to<br />

borrow. It also has a bookcase and cart with books for sale at a very reasonable cost. Whether<br />

you borrow or buy, you can surely find a book or two for summer reading.<br />

The content of the library largely reflects books and DVDs that are popular with our patrons.<br />

We encourage donations. Many of the donated items are added directly to our collection.<br />

Others are offered for sale, and the proceeds are used to purchase new books and supplies. In<br />

short, we depend on donations to refresh our collection with content from our patrons.<br />

The library will have slightly reduced hours of operation during the summer. For <strong>June</strong>, <strong>July</strong> and<br />

<strong>August</strong>, the library will be open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. We look forward to assisting<br />

you. Please come down to the end of the hall to visit the library, and select a book or two to<br />

read on some fine summer days.<br />

Our library volunteers hope that you enjoy a great summer!<br />

Joe Freamo<br />

Librarian<br />

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Upcoming FREE Wellness Workshops, presented<br />

by the Guelph Family Health Team:<br />

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

Date: Friday, <strong>June</strong> 2<br />

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST<br />

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

*IN-PERSON workshop only<br />

Learn more/register online by clicking HERE or call<br />

us at 519-837-0099<br />

Let’s Talk About Medications in Diabetes<br />

Date: Tuesday, <strong>June</strong> 6<br />

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Centre (Room 2),<br />

683 Woolwich St., Guelph<br />

*IN-PERSON workshop only<br />

Learn more/register online by clicking HERE or call<br />

us at 519-837-0099<br />

Sleep Well (3 sessions)<br />

Date: Wednesday, <strong>June</strong> 7, 14, 21<br />

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm EST<br />

*VIRTUAL webinar only<br />

Learn more/register online by clicking HERE or call<br />

us at 519-837-0099<br />

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SELF – Coping with Stress (2 sessions)<br />

Date: Monday, <strong>June</strong> 12, 19<br />

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EST<br />

*VIRTUAL webinar only<br />

Learn more/register online by clicking HERE or call<br />

us at 519-837-0099<br />

Calming Strategies<br />

Date: Thursday, <strong>June</strong> 1 (Topic: Grounding)<br />

Date: Thursday, <strong>June</strong> 15 (Topic: Mindfulness)<br />

Time: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm EST<br />

*VIRTUAL webinar only<br />

Learn more/register online by clicking HERE or call<br />

us at 519-837-0099<br />

Coming this summer! The NEW <strong>July</strong> – December<br />

<strong>2023</strong> Wellness Workshop schedule. View all of<br />

our FREE Wellness Workshops online at<br />

www.guelphfht.com/wellness-workshops-andprograms/


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Wednesday, <strong>July</strong> 12, <strong>2023</strong><br />

A DAY IN THE COUNTRY - WHISTLING GARDENS<br />

Total cost: $130.00 - members only (non-refundable) Code - 37863<br />

Registration starts on Thursday, <strong>June</strong> 1, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Booking deadline is Wednesday, <strong>July</strong> 5, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Depart: Evergreen Centre: 8:45 am Carousel: 8:55 am Return: 6 pm<br />

We will start our day at Whistling Gardens in Wilsonville - a public garden featuring acres of flowers<br />

including peonies, lilies and roses. It has an impressive fountain feature with a water show set to music.<br />

After a leisurely visit, we will enjoy lunch at a nearby local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit<br />

Bonnieheath Estate Winery and Lavender Farm. We will experience the gardens, the gift shop, and the<br />

option of tasting their wine and cider products. (Wine is sold at $8.00 per glass - not included in the trip<br />

price).<br />

The cost includes coach transportation, soup, sandwich and dessert with tea/coffee luncheon - all<br />

admissions and all tips and taxes.<br />

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

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

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

booking your trip before the trip must be cancelled due to low participation.<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 area of<br />

the coach.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

Please bring the completed contact list available on the GWSA website located on the Trips, Travel and<br />

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

the day of the trip.<br />

Registration will be available until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed Wednesday, <strong>July</strong> 5, <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

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

Visa, Amex or Visa Debit are accepted for online booking https://cityofguelph.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/<br />

MemberRegistration/MemberSignIn<br />

Register by telephone: By contacting Customer Service at the Evergreen Seniors Centre at 519-823-<br />

1291.<br />

As of January 1, <strong>2023</strong>, credit card information is no longer accepted over the telephone. If you wish to<br />

make a telephone payment, you must first save your credit card on your RecEnroll account. Customers can<br />

also pre-purchase a City Card or an account credit in-person at any of our recreation facilities to be used<br />

towards future purchases by telephone.<br />

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

<strong>July</strong> 5, <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

ALSO PUT THE DATE OF THE TRIP ON YOUR CALENDAR WITH THE TIME TO BOARD<br />

AND PLEASE BE ON TIME FOR THE TRIP.<br />

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Thursday, <strong>August</strong> 10, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Grand River Cruise<br />

Total cost: $150.00 - members only (non-refundable) Code - 37835<br />

Registration starts on Thursday, <strong>June</strong> 1, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Booking Deadline is Friday <strong>July</strong> 21, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Depart: Evergreen Centre at 9:15 am Carousel at 9:25 am Return: approx. 4 pm<br />

Start your day with the fabulous “Blazing Fiddles” show in the auditorium with a complementary snack<br />

and refreshment upon arrival. We will then embark on a 2-1/2 hour cruise with a delicious hot home-style<br />

meal served to your private tables. Luncheon you have your choice of Roast Beef, Chicken, or<br />

Vegetarian - when you register, there will be a question about what meal you would like - please answer<br />

as we need to get everyone’s preference 3 weeks before the cruise.<br />

Price includes coach transportation, cruise and hot lunch aboard the boat as well as tip for the driver .<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

coach.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

Please bring the completed contact list available on the GWSA website located on the Trips, Travel and<br />

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

the day of the trip.<br />

Registration will be available until the trip is fully booked or booking is closed on Friday, <strong>July</strong> 21, <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

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

Visa, Amex or Visa Debit are accepted for online booking https://cityofguelph.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/<br />

MemberRegistration/MemberSignIn<br />

Register by telephone: By contacting Customer Service at the Evergreen Seniors Centre at 519-823-<br />

1291.<br />

As of January 1, <strong>2023</strong>, credit card information is no longer accepted over the telephone. If you wish to<br />

make a telephone payment, you must first save your credit card on your RecEnroll account. Customers can<br />

also pre-purchase a City Card or an account credit in-person at any of our recreation facilities to be used<br />

towards future purchases by telephone.<br />

Register at the front desk at the Evergreen until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed on Friday, <strong>July</strong><br />

21, <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

ALSO PUT THE DATE OF THE TRIP ON YOUR CALENDAR WITH THE TIME TO BOARD<br />

AND PLEASE BE ON TIME FOR THE TRIP.<br />

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Saturday, September 2, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Port Dover Lighthouse Theatre<br />

Total cost: $150.00 - members only (non-refundable) Code - 37222<br />

Registration starts on Tuesday, May 2, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Booking deadline: Friday, <strong>July</strong> 12, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Departure from Evergreen: 9:15 am Carousel: 9:25 am Return: 6:30 pm<br />

Join us for a relaxing day in Port Dover. We will enjoy a fish dinner with all the trimmings at the Erie<br />

Beach Hotel. You will then have a little free time to browse the shops in the town, followed by the World<br />

Premiere of Norm Foster’s theatre show: “A Pack of Thieves”. Robert & Keff are middle-class<br />

suburbanites who figure they can use a little extra cash to improve their troubled lives. No problem. They<br />

devise a plan whereby they will steal a thoroughbred racehorse and hold it for ransom. What can go wrong?<br />

Just abut everything in a Pack of Thieves.<br />

Cost of $150.00 includes coach transportation, hot lunch, theatre admission and all taxes and gratuities - as<br />

well as a tip for the driver.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

bring the completed contact list available on the GWSA website located on the Trips, Travel and Tours<br />

page. If you are unable to print this form, copies will be available from a Travel Committee member the<br />

day of the trip.<br />

Registration will be available until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed on Friday, <strong>July</strong> 12, <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

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

Visa, Amex or Visa Debit are accepted for online booking https://cityofguelph.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/<br />

MemberRegistration/MemberSignIn<br />

Register by telephone: By contacting Customer Service at the Evergreen Seniors Centre at 519-823-<br />

1291.<br />

As of January 1, <strong>2023</strong>, credit card information is no longer accepted over the telephone. If you wish to<br />

make a telephone payment, you must first save your credit card on your RecEnroll account. Customers can<br />

also pre-purchase a City Card or an account credit in-person at any of our recreation facilities to be used<br />

towards future purchases by telephone.<br />

Register at the front desk at the Evergreen until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed on Friday, <strong>July</strong><br />

12, <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

ALSO PUT THE DATE OF THE TRIP ON YOUR CALENDAR WITH THE TIME TO BOARD<br />

AND PLEASE BE ON TIME FOR THE TRIP.<br />

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Bistro 683 - <strong>June</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 />

Full Breakfast Plate Sandwiches<br />

Breakfast Sandwich Homemade Soups<br />

French Toast<br />

Fresh Bakery Items<br />

Toasted Western Sandwich Hamburgers<br />

Daily Breakfast Specials Salads<br />

Beverages<br />

Breakfast is served starting at 9:00 am. The daily<br />

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 as a full and balanced,<br />

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 />

CHECK IT OUT!!!<br />

NOW FOR SALE IN THE BISTRO<br />

GWSA COFFEE MUGS<br />

$7.00 (HST INCLUDED)<br />

BREAKFAST served starting at 9:00 am<br />

FEATURED LUNCH served 11 am to 1:00 pm<br />

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday<br />

1<br />

Shepherd’s Pie<br />

2<br />

Haddock with<br />

Potato Wedges<br />

5<br />

6<br />

7<br />

8<br />

9<br />

Liver & Onions<br />

Chicken Club on a<br />

Bun<br />

*Vegetarian Available<br />

Baby Back Pork<br />

Ribs<br />

Beef Stir Fry<br />

Pork Schnitzel<br />

12<br />

13<br />

14<br />

15<br />

16<br />

3 Bean Chili<br />

Pulled Pork<br />

Sandwich<br />

*Vegetarian Available<br />

Pork Chops<br />

Steak Pie<br />

*Vegetarian Available<br />

Chicken Caesar<br />

Salad *Vegetarian<br />

Available<br />

19<br />

20<br />

21<br />

22<br />

23<br />

Chicken<br />

Shawarma<br />

*Vegetarian Available<br />

26<br />

Honey Garlic<br />

Chicken with Fried<br />

Rice<br />

27<br />

Reuben Sandwich<br />

28<br />

Roast Beef Dinner<br />

29<br />

Turkey Meatloaf<br />

30<br />

Broccoli Cheddar<br />

Quiche<br />

Hot Roast Beef<br />

Sandwich<br />

Pork Cabbage<br />

Rolls<br />

Seared Trout with<br />

Cream Sauce<br />

Fettuccini<br />

Alfredo<br />

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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 />

Full Breakfast Plate Sandwiches<br />

Breakfast Sandwich Homemade Soups<br />

French Toast<br />

Fresh Bakery Items<br />

Toasted Western Sandwich Hamburgers<br />

Daily Breakfast Specials Salads<br />

Beverages<br />

Breakfast is served starting at 9:00 am. The daily<br />

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 as a full and balanced,<br />

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 />

CHECK IT OUT!!!<br />

NOW FOR SALE IN THE BISTRO<br />

GWSA COFFEE MUGS<br />

$7.00 (HST INCLUDED)<br />

BREAKFAST served starting at 9:00 am<br />

FEATURED LUNCH served 11 am to 1:00 pm<br />

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday<br />

3<br />

4<br />

5<br />

6<br />

7<br />

CLOSED<br />

CANADA DAY<br />

Chana Masala<br />

Beef Stroganoff<br />

Roast Chicken Leg<br />

Dinner<br />

Cannelloni<br />

10<br />

11<br />

12<br />

13<br />

14<br />

Sausage on a Bun<br />

Quiche<br />

Fried Fish Cakes<br />

Meatloaf<br />

Meatballs with<br />

Gravy *Vegetarian<br />

Available<br />

17<br />

18<br />

19<br />

20<br />

21<br />

Mac and Cheese<br />

Ham Dinner<br />

Seared Trout with<br />

Tomato Ragout<br />

Pork Loin Roast<br />

Butter Chicken<br />

24<br />

Perogies w/<br />

Sauteed Onion &<br />

Bacon *Vegetarian<br />

Available<br />

31<br />

25<br />

Liver & Onions<br />

26<br />

Turkey Burger<br />

27<br />

Spaghetti &<br />

Meatballs<br />

*Vegetarian Available<br />

28<br />

Salmon Puff<br />

Pastry<br />

Cauliflower and<br />

Potato Curry<br />

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Bistro 683 - <strong>August</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 />

Full Breakfast Plate Sandwiches<br />

Breakfast Sandwich Homemade Soups<br />

French Toast<br />

Fresh Bakery Items<br />

Toasted Western Sandwich Hamburgers<br />

Daily Breakfast Specials Salads<br />

Beverages<br />

Breakfast is served starting at 9:00 am. The daily<br />

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 as a full and balanced,<br />

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 />

CHECK IT OUT!!!<br />

NOW FOR SALE IN THE BISTRO<br />

GWSA COFFEE MUGS<br />

$7.00 (HST INCLUDED)<br />

BREAKFAST served starting at 9:00 am<br />

FEATURED LUNCH served 11 am to 1:00 pm<br />

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday<br />

1<br />

2<br />

3<br />

4<br />

Corned Beef with<br />

Braised Cabbage<br />

Pork and Beef<br />

Meat Pies<br />

Ham Dinner<br />

Fried Dumplings<br />

*Vegetarian<br />

Available<br />

7<br />

8<br />

9<br />

10<br />

11<br />

CLOSED<br />

JOHN GALT<br />

DAY<br />

Perogies w/ Sausage<br />

*Vegetarian Available<br />

Pork Chops<br />

Chicken Curry<br />

Turkey Dinner<br />

14<br />

Ravioli<br />

15<br />

Seared Rainbow<br />

Trout<br />

16<br />

Liver & Onions<br />

17<br />

Baby Back Pork<br />

Ribs<br />

18<br />

Chicken Stirfry<br />

w/ Noodles<br />

*Vegetarian<br />

Available<br />

21<br />

22<br />

23<br />

24<br />

25<br />

Mushroom<br />

Chicken Pasta<br />

Mexican Rice Bowls<br />

*Vegetarian Available<br />

Cabbage Rolls<br />

Braised Pork<br />

Chicken Kebabs<br />

28<br />

29<br />

30<br />

31<br />

Panini<br />

Sandwiches<br />

*Vegetarian Available<br />

Pork Schnitzel<br />

Chicken<br />

Shawarma<br />

*Vegetarian Available<br />

Meatballs with<br />

Gravy<br />

*Vegetarian Available<br />

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