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The Sentinel - <strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</strong> — Vol. 48, No. 8


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 PRESIDENT<br />

3<br />

Directors & Officers<br />

Linda Jeffrey — Executive Director<br />

Pat Gage — President<br />

Donna Keating — Vice-President<br />

Art Roelofsen — Treasurer<br />

Directors<br />

Charlie Bishop<br />

Sam Montoya<br />

Karen Kelly<br />

Cathryn Corissoz<br />

Elizabeth Steggles<br />

Yvonne Thomas<br />

Jeff Millard<br />

The Sentinel Team<br />

Carol Croft — Adminstrator, Printer<br />

Linda Green — Editor, Printer<br />

George Hughes — Printer<br />

Ray Miller — Part-time Assistant<br />

All of the above GWSA members<br />

are Volunteers.<br />

City Staff<br />

TBA — Supervisor, Senior Services<br />

Jill Hunt — Customer Service Clerk<br />

Jenn Bucci — Recreation Program<br />

Co-ordinator — Senior Services<br />

Becky MacDonald — Recreation<br />

Co-ordinator — Volunteers<br />

Mark Leeming — Chef<br />

Joan Moynihan — Sous Chef<br />

Kitchen & Dining Room Staff — Volunteers<br />

Earlier in the year, I had mentioned that I would be touching base on the<br />

topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This was deferred due to 2 very<br />

important Messages From The GWSA Board President, Pat Gage.<br />

<strong>April</strong> has arrived! Don’t get fooled on the 1st!<br />

Before I touch base on raising the awareness of some really impacting<br />

programs/initiatives, including AI, I want to mention the new GWSA<br />

Office location at The Evergreen. There is now direct access from the<br />

hallway and new signage above the entrance door. (My favourite thing<br />

about the new office is the “awesomely cute” decorated flower pots above<br />

Executive Director Linda Jeffrey’s desk. I WANT THEM ALL!<br />

I was chatting with some family/friends on the topic of Artificial<br />

Intelligence (AI) and how it supports and can further support our senior<br />

population. Not only that, but programs and technology presently worth<br />

mentioning.<br />

Below are 3 situations where a smart watch, a battery-operated bracelet,<br />

technology, including AI, is/can be really significant in supporting the<br />

senior population. Due to the importance of the information, I have<br />

included the links AND also noted parts (or most) of the information to<br />

support those that don’t have the ability to follow the links. (The links may<br />

also provide you with future status updates on the initiatives). Finally, due<br />

to the importance of the information, I have not altered it.<br />

1) A good place to start is Guelph Today in which it was reported that<br />

Guelph Police are crediting a senior’s smart watch for getting him the<br />

help he needed in an emergency. “At around 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday,<br />

police received an automated 911 call from an Apple Watch, which<br />

indicated its user had fallen and provided their location in a commercial<br />

parking lot. Police communicators were able to contact the wearer, a man in<br />

his late 70s, who was having trouble speaking. Emergency crews were then<br />

sent to the area and helped the man, who had fallen on ice.”<br />

https://www.guelphtoday.com/police/smart-watch-brings-help-forsenior-who-fell-8160489<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.: 519-837-5699 / 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 />

2) Project Lifesaver Guelph Wellington<br />

https://vswguelph.on.ca/programs/project-lifesaver-wellington<br />

“Project Lifesaver Guelph Wellington assists caregivers and responds to the<br />

challenges of keeping loved ones safe when they wander due to<br />

Alzheimer’s, Autism or other forms of cognitive impairment.<br />

Participants wear a battery-operated bracelet that sends an FM radio<br />

signal 24 hours a day. It even works in areas such as buildings and forests.<br />

Volunteers from Victim Services Wellington visit each client once a month<br />

to change the battery.<br />

When a caregiver tells their local police service that a client has gone<br />

missing, trained police officers will use Project Lifesaver equipment to<br />

search for and locate the missing person.<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 />

• Time it takes to find missing people with Project<br />

Lifesaver average 30 minutes — 95% less time than<br />

without.<br />

• Project Lifesaver has a 100% find rate.<br />

Project Lifesaver does not replace the position of a<br />

caregiver, but it is a tool that can save lives and reduce<br />

stress felt by family members.<br />

There is a start-up fee to join the program as well as a<br />

monthly cost to maintain the equipment.”<br />

3) The Seniors Helpers website wrote a great blog on how<br />

AI can improve the lives of the elderly (link below)<br />

https://www.seniorhelpers.ca/blog/how-ai-technologycan-improve-the-lives-of-the-elderly<br />

“Artificial intelligence (AI) technology holds great<br />

potential for enhancing the lives of elderly individuals.<br />

With an aging population, AI-driven solutions offer<br />

opportunities to address challenges and improve the wellbeing<br />

of seniors. In this blog post, we will explore some<br />

ways in which new AI technology can support the elderly<br />

today and in the near future.<br />

Better Health Monitoring and Personalized Care<br />

AI can revolutionize healthcare for the elderly by<br />

providing efficient and personalized monitoring and care.<br />

Wearable devices with AI algorithms can continuously<br />

track vital signs and detect abnormalities, alerting<br />

caregivers or medical professionals in real-time. This<br />

technology acts as an early warning system for potential<br />

health <strong>issue</strong>s, allowing for prompt interventions and<br />

reducing the risk of adverse events. AI-powered virtual<br />

assistants can remind seniors to take medications,<br />

schedule appointments, and offer helpful advice on<br />

managing chronic conditions.<br />

Enabling Independent Living<br />

Maintaining independence is crucial for seniors, and AI<br />

technology can play a significant role in supporting their<br />

autonomy. Smart home systems integrated with AI can<br />

adapt to seniors' daily routines and preferences. Voiceactivated<br />

assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Google<br />

Assistant can assist with various tasks such as turning on<br />

lights, adjusting room temperature, or ordering groceries.<br />

AI-powered home monitoring systems can ensure safety<br />

by detecting falls or accidents and notifying emergency<br />

services if needed. These advancements empower seniors<br />

to comfortably age in place while providing an added<br />

layer of security.<br />

Cognitive Assistance and Social Engagement<br />

Memory loss and cognitive decline are common<br />

challenges among older adults. AI applications can assist<br />

with cognitive support, memory enhancement, and mental<br />

stimulation. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality<br />

(AR) technologies offer immersive experiences that can<br />

improve cognitive function and memory recall. AI<br />

chatbots and virtual companions provide companionship,<br />

engage in conversations, and play cognitive games to<br />

stimulate mental agility. Additionally, AI-driven social<br />

robots can alleviate loneliness and isolation among<br />

seniors by offering companionship, reminding them of<br />

medication schedules, and facilitating communication<br />

with loved ones through video calls.<br />

Age-Friendly Transportation and Mobility Solutions<br />

Maintaining mobility is essential for an active lifestyle<br />

and independence. AI technology can enhance<br />

transportation options for the elderly, ensuring safer and<br />

more accessible journeys. Self-driving cars equipped with<br />

AI systems can help seniors travel independently,<br />

especially those who are unable to drive due to physical<br />

limitations or cognitive impairments. These vehicles can<br />

adapt to the needs of older adults, providing personalized<br />

assistance and reducing reliance on public transportation.<br />

AI-powered navigation apps can also offer real-time<br />

guidance, considering factors such as mobility<br />

limitations, traffic conditions, and accessibility, to make<br />

commuting easier and more efficient.<br />

Integrating AI technology into the lives of the elderly<br />

presents a transformative opportunity to address their<br />

unique challenges.<br />

By harnessing the power of AI, we can improve health<br />

monitoring, promote independent living, provide<br />

cognitive assistance, foster social engagement, and<br />

enhance transportation and mobility options. As AI<br />

continues to advance, its potential to positively impact the<br />

lives of the elderly will grow, enabling them to age<br />

gracefully, maintain their dignity, and experience a higher<br />

quality of life.<br />

It is important to embrace these innovations and ensure<br />

their accessibility to all seniors to build a future where<br />

technology empowers and supports every generation.”<br />

Your GWSA Board is committed to keeping you<br />

informed through a number of ways and means, including<br />

email updates, meeting minutes, our GWSA website, the<br />

Sentinel, and our wonderful Welcome Desk, to name a<br />

few. We encourage your respectful feedback and ideas to<br />

keep us all moving forward and making our GWSA<br />

intentional, effective and engaging!!<br />

Enjoy your <strong>April</strong>! Stay safe and informed!<br />

Till next time!<br />

Donna Keating<br />

Vice Chair/Vice President<br />

Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA)<br />

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

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THE EDITOR’S PAGE<br />

by Linda Green<br />

Earth Day <strong>2024</strong>: How to Celebrate Earth Day<br />

Celebrated every year on <strong>April</strong> 22, Earth Day is the<br />

largest environmental event in the world. More than six<br />

million Canadians - including nearly every school-aged<br />

child - participate in an Earth Day activity in their<br />

communities. Hundreds of organizations across the<br />

country engage Canadians in annual celebrations of this<br />

special day.<br />

Founded in 1990, Earth Day Canada is a national<br />

environmental charity. Free, year-round, award-winning<br />

programs are available to educate and inspire Canadians<br />

of all ages. Here are some ideas to inspire you this year.<br />

Support Our Pollinators!<br />

Bring native bees and other pollinating creatures to your<br />

garden. One way to do this is by selecting the right plants<br />

this season with pollinator-friendly plants.<br />

Plant a Tree!<br />

We love our trees! They capture carbon, cool overheated<br />

places, benefit agriculture, support pollinators,<br />

reduce the risk of disease transmission, and boost local<br />

economies. Did you know that planting one oak tree<br />

brings in more insect and bird species than an entire yard<br />

of plants? Talk to your local government about planting<br />

more trees and native garden beds in public spaces, or<br />

consider planting your own on your property!<br />

Use Wildflowers and Native Plants<br />

Wildflowers and indigenous species are not only<br />

beautiful but also attract native and beneficial insects that<br />

improve both pest control and pollination, meaning bigger<br />

flowers and better harvests. Try to simply add a couple of<br />

native plants to your garden each year, and you’ll be<br />

amazed at the difference - they’ll bring in pollinators as<br />

well as birds!<br />

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in the Garden<br />

Caring about yourself and nature means being less<br />

wasteful and saving money, too. Who could argue with<br />

this? If you are a gardener, here’s an idea:<br />

Buy in bulk when you know that you’ll need a lot of<br />

topsoil, mulch, compost, or other materials. This cuts<br />

down on plastic bags. Many garden centres will even<br />

deliver right to your yard.<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 />

Personal Donations<br />

Online donations to the GWSA are done through<br />

Canada Helps. Canada Helps is a registered<br />

Canadian charity and non-profit social enterprise.<br />

Visit https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/<br />

guelphwellington-seniors-association/ to access<br />

Canada Helps. Their mission is to increase<br />

charitable giving, and it’s critical that they pass<br />

along as much as possible out of every dollar they<br />

collect. You receive a tax receipt for 100% of the<br />

value of your donation.<br />

<strong>April</strong> 5, <strong>2024</strong>, is the deadline for<br />

submissions for the<br />

May Sentinel.<br />

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

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

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

is on <strong>April</strong> 25, <strong>2024</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 />

National Volunteer Week<br />

<strong>April</strong> 14-20, <strong>2024</strong><br />

GWSA COMMITTEES<br />

Secretary – Membership and Marketing<br />

Committee<br />

The Committee needs a secretary to take the minutes<br />

of the meeting and distribute to all members.<br />

Meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday of each<br />

month in the Board Room from 9:30-11:00 a.m.<br />

Technology Committee<br />

If you are interested in volunteering remotely and<br />

enjoy working on the computer, the committee is<br />

looking for: An E-Blast Volunteer (30 minutes once<br />

a month) and a Website Volunteer (3-5 hours<br />

weekly).<br />

Travel Committee - Secretary/Minute Taker<br />

The committee is looking for someone who is<br />

interested in listening and capturing the discussions<br />

taking place. Compiling the notes and sending them<br />

out via email to the committee following the once-amonth<br />

meeting. Come join in, meet new friends, and<br />

have fun!<br />

Celebrating all volunteers during this<br />

week and throughout the year. Thank you<br />

for everything you do!<br />

Orientation and Training<br />

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

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

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

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

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

near future.<br />

Bistro 683 - Coffee Position<br />

Join the Bistro 683 team of volunteers! An opening<br />

every other Tuesday afternoon from 12:00-3:00 p.m.<br />

in the Bistro. Greet patrons, make coffee, serve hot<br />

beverages and assist in keeping the dining room<br />

clean.<br />

How to get involved?<br />

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

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

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

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre customer<br />

service desk.<br />

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

interview followed with training.<br />

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

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

up with Becky for more details.<br />

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

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

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

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

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT - RAY<br />

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two<br />

hands – one for helping yourself, and the other for<br />

helping others.”<br />

Shortly after retiring, and looking for something to do,<br />

Ray joined the GWSA. As she liked to play cards, she<br />

joined a group of members in playing euchre. After<br />

enjoying the benefits of being a member, Ray wanted to<br />

contribute to the GWSA as a volunteer. When a position<br />

as Treasurer of Bid Euchre became available, Ray<br />

decided that was a fit for her as she loved the game and<br />

had some financial experience and skills from her past<br />

employment. Ray also contributes her time as a volunteer<br />

with the Sentinel, assisting with photocopying, printing<br />

and other administrative tasks.<br />

Ray describes volunteering as “not a glory thing” but a<br />

two-way street - a give and take. She says she doesn’t<br />

need to be recognized as a volunteer but rather that she<br />

feels better when she volunteers and gains pleasure from<br />

the camaraderie of her co-volunteers. She has made some<br />

very close friendships and great connections at the<br />

Evergreen Centre. Ray gains a lot of pleasure knowing<br />

that she has chosen to volunteer with her ‘own free will’<br />

and feels like she gains a ‘sense of control’ over her life,<br />

especially after the isolation and loss of control during<br />

COVID. When asked if she would recommend<br />

volunteering to others, she stated, “everyone is an<br />

individual and only they can decide if volunteering is for<br />

them. Try it out first - find your niche if you can.”<br />

EVERGREEN MARKET<br />

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

insertion (i.e., in Sept. <strong>issue</strong> — removed from Dec.<br />

<strong>issue</strong>); if you wish it to remain in longer, please<br />

contact The Sentinel office and/or leave us a message.<br />

If your item sells, please let us know so that we can<br />

remove it. NO ‘Accommodation’ or ‘Vehicle’ ads<br />

will be included in the Evergreen Market. Such ads<br />

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

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

HST.<br />

Thank you, Sentinel Administrator<br />

FOR SALE<br />

Coleman dome tent, new, light-weight. 57” high, 7 ft.<br />

wide by 8 ft. deep (fits queen size air mattress).<br />

43”x47” vestibule. Waterproof floor, Weathertec<br />

system. Asking $80. Call Linda 519-823-8665.<br />

Free Epson printer ink cartridges, 3/4 full. Epson #69,<br />

black, cyan, magenta and yellow. Call Lily at 519-763-<br />

0966.<br />

Radio for sale: Westinghouse 1942 floor model radio<br />

with AM band plus five short wave bands. Listen to<br />

Ray describes herself as<br />

a hyper person who “can’t<br />

sit still” and who “loves to<br />

constantly learn.” She<br />

loves to read and is<br />

constantly at the Library<br />

seeking out different<br />

genres but mainly<br />

mysteries. Her love of<br />

travel took her recently on<br />

a Riverboat Cruise on the<br />

Seine, where she<br />

encountered new<br />

adventures and people.<br />

Turning the negative into<br />

positive, Ray loves to<br />

laugh as much as possible in all kinds of situations. Part<br />

of her positive outlook is to be as non-judgemental as<br />

possible – not judging a book by its cover.” Keeping her<br />

mind as sharp as possible is extremely important to Ray<br />

and one of the ways to accomplish this is to play <strong>online</strong><br />

Pyramid Solitaire.<br />

The GWSA does recognize Ray’s contribution as a<br />

volunteer and thanks her for all that she does at the<br />

Evergreen Centre!<br />

A thank you goes out as well to all of the volunteers<br />

who contribute their time with Bid Euchre and the<br />

Sentinel!<br />

Written by: Jessie Watt, Volunteer<br />

broadcasts from all over the world. This is a beautiful<br />

piece of World War II heritage furniture. $400. Call<br />

Ken Fugler 519-767-0145.<br />

Women’s bicycle for sale. Excellent condition. Includes<br />

helmet, air pump and saddlebag. Asking $200. Portable<br />

digital camera, “Power Shot” A59015 with<br />

attachments, and carrying case. In good working order.<br />

Asking $20. Call 519-821-9797.<br />

Orthex Symbia 18 degree cushion (pillow). New but<br />

tried once. In its original packaging. Bought from<br />

Wellwise by Shoppers for over $100. Good for back<br />

relief, efficient digestion, clear breathing, sleep<br />

stability. Asking $50. Air Cast for the right foot, size<br />

M. Used, like new. Only worn with knee socks. Bought<br />

from Grand River Hospital for over $100. Asking $50.<br />

Call 519-778-4498.<br />

Walker for sale, 1 year old. Suitable for person 5 ft. to<br />

5’5”. Asking $100. Call Rick at 519-821-2154.<br />

Free advertising for GWSA members ONLY.<br />

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR<br />

NAME AND PHONE NUMBER WITH YOUR<br />

ITEM(S).<br />

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GWSA Group & Activity Reports<br />

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

Art in the Hall<br />

Art in the Hall is an opportunity<br />

for all artisans associated with the<br />

GWSA to showcase their work. It<br />

has been running for many years<br />

and will continue to display the<br />

fine artistic talents of GWSA members.<br />

Over the past year the following<br />

groups have participated: Rug<br />

Hooking, Quilting, West End and<br />

West Hills Art Groups, Bunka,<br />

Photography and the Guelph Carving<br />

Club. Work can be offered for<br />

sale or display only.<br />

A portion of the proceeds from<br />

each sale is given to the GWSA. If<br />

you have not had an opportunity to<br />

see the fine work, please make<br />

your way down the hall towards the<br />

library and look outside Room 4<br />

for the display. Two large walls<br />

have been dedicated to hanging art<br />

and window space is also available<br />

for smaller items. Generally, art is<br />

displayed for a two month period.<br />

If you wish to buy a piece, please<br />

advise the staff at the front desk<br />

and they will be happy to assist you<br />

in making a purchase. Enjoy the<br />

changing displays. I trust you will<br />

be amazed by the talent!<br />

Badminton<br />

The Badminton Club continues to<br />

be a thriving and popular club with<br />

a full membership capped at 115.<br />

Our play days and times are provided<br />

under GWSA Groups & Activities<br />

Contact Information separately<br />

in the Sentinel.<br />

In addition to badminton, the<br />

club hosts a number of other social<br />

and activity events during the year.<br />

A number of our more skilled<br />

players continue to be involved in<br />

outreach programs at schools<br />

where they help to coach badminton<br />

to our youth and hence ensure<br />

the future continuation of our sport.<br />

A badminton teaching clinic was<br />

held in February over a period of<br />

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three weeks to help a number of<br />

club players improve their skills;<br />

this is the second such clinic during<br />

the 2023-<strong>2024</strong> season. We made<br />

good use of our newly acquired<br />

“Shuttle Feeder” for some of the<br />

skills drills. Thanks to our various<br />

coaches who generously gave of<br />

their time to help other players in<br />

the club.<br />

We also had a pair of players participate<br />

in the current year’s Ontario<br />

Seniors Badminton Tournament<br />

held mid-February. Others took<br />

their chances at a late February<br />

“Direct Path Qualifier” Tournament<br />

for the Canada 55+ Summer<br />

Games to be held in Quebec.<br />

We are quickly coming up on a<br />

new season starting <strong>April</strong> 1. As we<br />

approach the new <strong>2024</strong>-2025 season,<br />

we will have a number of<br />

Leadership Team volunteers stepping<br />

down at the end of March after<br />

serving for several years. During<br />

the next couple of months, the<br />

club will be looking for other members<br />

of the club as replacements.<br />

The change to an early registration<br />

by the City of Guelph has brought<br />

some new challenges that the Leadership<br />

Team has had to navigate.<br />

We will also be looking for volunteers<br />

for help in unofficial capacities.<br />

Thus far, it was a highly successful<br />

year. Badminton continues to<br />

grow in popularity and our club<br />

continues to grow and adapt to the<br />

needs of our members. Come check<br />

us out and maybe we’ll see you on<br />

the court!<br />

Beading & Jewelry Making<br />

Bring your kit along to the Board<br />

Room Fridays from 11 am to noon<br />

to work on your personal beadwork<br />

and jewelry projects. Leslie will<br />

facilitate impromptu mini-classes<br />

on Metis beadworking. We will<br />

also have resources to share or give<br />

away and Leslie will have materials<br />

you may purchase if you wish.<br />

Cost $2.00 per session.<br />

Book Club 1<br />

Our group meets in the Board<br />

Room on the last Friday of each<br />

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

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

Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle<br />

Zevin. In May, we will be<br />

reading “Hang the Moon” by<br />

Jeannette Walls. Monthly fee is<br />

$3.00.<br />

Book Club 2<br />

Our group meets the second Friday<br />

of the month in the Board Room<br />

from 1-2:30 p.m. We will be reading<br />

the following books: <strong>April</strong> -<br />

Snow Road by Elizabeth Hay;<br />

May - Cemetery Road by Greg<br />

Iles, and in June, How The Light<br />

Gets In by Louise Penny.<br />

The monthly fee is $3.00 and we<br />

currently have a wait list.<br />

Bridge<br />

GWSA welcomes all Bridge players<br />

with a basic knowledge of the<br />

game to enjoy playing bridge in a<br />

friendly and comfortable environment.<br />

No partner? No problem! We<br />

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

eager players so that everyone has<br />

a partner for any of our regularly<br />

scheduled games.<br />

Join us for recreational bridge in<br />

the afternoon or evening.<br />

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

Room 3<br />

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

Room 3<br />

Bunka<br />

Bunka embroidery is created by<br />

using a unique combination of<br />

punch needle and special silk-like<br />

rayon thread. When completed,<br />

many pictures resemble delicately<br />

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

is held and operates in much<br />

the same manner as an artist’s<br />

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

classes or have an instructor, but<br />

we will mentor new members. Supplies<br />

are ordered as a group. Every<br />

Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to noon<br />

in Room 3.<br />

Canasta<br />

Come out and join our friendly<br />

group for a game of canasta. We<br />

welcome all levels of players. If<br />

you are new to the game, we will<br />

be glad to teach you. Join us on<br />

Fridays from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in<br />

Room 3.<br />

Chess<br />

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

Come out and make friends! Our<br />

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

We are primarily amateur players<br />

simply out for the joy of casual<br />

chess, although with enough interest,<br />

we could organize small tournaments.<br />

We meet Fridays in the<br />

Hallway from 10 a.m. to noon and<br />

we ask for $2 per person each time<br />

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

you don’t have a chess set — we<br />

have three sets as well as a digital<br />

clock for those interested in a time<br />

control!<br />

Computer Mentoring<br />

There are two mentors available<br />

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

answer your questions. We can<br />

help with Windows PCs and Android<br />

smartphones and tablets. And<br />

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

iPhone users!<br />

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

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

is $3 for members of the GWSA<br />

and $5 for non-members. Please<br />

register at the front desk for each<br />

class before joining us in the Computer<br />

Room.<br />

Craft Group<br />

The Craft group at the Evergreen<br />

would like to thank everyone who<br />

has supported us this past year.<br />

With the new gift shop, we were<br />

able to continue selling our crafts<br />

and help support the GWSA. And<br />

with all our knitters at home who<br />

generously give of their time and<br />

talents, we thank you. Again this<br />

year, we have been able to donate<br />

hats, scarfs and mitts to those in<br />

need.<br />

Guelph Wood Carving Club<br />

est. Circa 1986<br />

A well-established wood carving<br />

club of mostly seniors (both men<br />

and women) has operated in the<br />

Guelph area for decades.<br />

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

cartoon characters, birds and wildlife,<br />

spoons, bowls, etc.<br />

Other carving techniques include<br />

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

Training is available.<br />

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

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

Cribbage<br />

Come on out on a Tuesday afternoon<br />

for a friendly game of cribbage<br />

in Room 3 of the Evergreen<br />

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

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

pm. Everyone is welcome, and we<br />

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

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

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

help.<br />

Cross-country Ski Club<br />

The GWSA Cross-country Ski<br />

Club will ski both locally and at<br />

more distant locations, generally up<br />

to 1 hour driving time, sometimes<br />

more. We aim to ski on Tuesday<br />

mornings. However, given the variability<br />

of our local weather, this<br />

may vary and day and time of outings<br />

will depend on weather and<br />

snow conditions. Meeting times<br />

and places will be communicated<br />

to the membership via email ahead<br />

of time. Participants must be physically<br />

able to participate, bring their<br />

own equipment and have previous<br />

cross-country skiing experience.<br />

Each participant is responsible for<br />

the applicable day use fee payable<br />

to the ski area being visited.<br />

Contact Mel van Harten at 519-<br />

400-0319 or via email at gwsaxcountryskiing@gmail.com<br />

for<br />

more information.<br />

Darts Club<br />

Another great turn out for Darts in<br />

February! Congratulations to<br />

Len. He tripled out to win the game<br />

by hitting 222.<br />

High scores for February:<br />

Len - 124, 102, 114<br />

Bill A.- 114, 102, 108<br />

George - 100, 132, 121<br />

Marcel - 140, 125, 100<br />

Ernie - 120, 140<br />

Rino - 125, 100<br />

Margaret - 100, 106<br />

Art - 100<br />

Linda - 106<br />

Paul - 108<br />

Dorothy - 102<br />

We meet Tuesday and Friday<br />

mornings 10 - noon on the Stage<br />

and get together for lunch at the<br />

Uptown Grill on the last Friday of<br />

the month. Our annual fee is $25/<br />

year. Come and try it out. We loan<br />

darts and you can play 3 times to<br />

check it out before paying.<br />

Line Dancing<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

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

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

Line dancing is exercise not only<br />

for the body, but the mind as<br />

well. It’s an excuse to get out, meet<br />

new friends, enjoy good music, and<br />

no partner is required. If you have<br />

never line danced before or need a<br />

refresher, the Introduction to Line<br />

Dancing is where to start. Here you<br />

will learn the basic steps and easier<br />

dances to slower music. The Line<br />

Dance Step Tutorial is an opportunity<br />

to learn and practise steps<br />

not taught in the Introduction to<br />

Line Dancing class and will help<br />

prepare you for the Beyond the Basics<br />

classes which are the next step<br />

up from the Introduction to Line<br />

Dancing. The Intermediate class is<br />

for experienced line dancers looking<br />

for a challenge.<br />

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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<br />

that, in addition to providing us<br />

proof of a GWSA membership, it’s<br />

$2.00 each time you come.<br />

Mah Jongg<br />

Mah Jongg is in Room 4 on Mondays<br />

from 2:30-4:30 p.m., except<br />

the last Monday of the month,<br />

when it will be in the Dining<br />

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

tiles, similar to Dominoes. Instruction<br />

is available for those who<br />

don’t know how to play.<br />

Peer Learning<br />

Peer Learning is for seniors who<br />

like to have a good discussion with<br />

a small friendly group. It’s a great<br />

way to meet new people and have<br />

fun while learning.<br />

Our Tuesday afternoon class on<br />

Migrations and our Thursday<br />

morning class on Britain, Past and<br />

Present have been very successful<br />

this winter. Time to plan for next<br />

year.<br />

Join us on Thursday, <strong>April</strong> 25 at<br />

9:30 am in the Boardroom for our<br />

Peer Learning Annual Meeting.<br />

Bring your ideas for discussion topics<br />

for Fall <strong>2024</strong> and Winter 2025.<br />

Refreshments will be provided.<br />

For more information or to put<br />

your name on our e-mail list, contact<br />

Barb McLeod 519-823-2531.<br />

Into Focus Photography<br />

We are a friendly group of amateur<br />

photographers with equipment<br />

ranging from mobile phones and<br />

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

DSLR models. We share a common<br />

interest in photography as a<br />

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

New members are always welcome.<br />

Our regular meetings are on<br />

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the last Monday of every month in<br />

Room 4.<br />

If you are interested in joining,<br />

contact Stu McCannell<br />

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

Pickleball<br />

Pickleball is a sport in which four<br />

players use solid paddles made of<br />

wood or composite materials to hit<br />

a perforated polymer ball over a<br />

net. The sport shares features of<br />

other racquet sports: the dimensions<br />

and layout of a badminton<br />

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

tennis, with a few modifications.<br />

This sport is for people of all<br />

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

laughter, socialization and exercise.<br />

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

for those with a competitive<br />

nature. All levels of skill invited.<br />

Pickleball equipment is provided.<br />

Scrabble<br />

Come join us for Scrabble at 1 pm<br />

to 3:30 pm every Thursday in the<br />

Hall outside the Library. All skills<br />

from newbie to expert. Drop-ins are<br />

welcome or call me for more information.<br />

Previous members, please<br />

join us again. Brand new players<br />

are most welcome. All you need is<br />

a GWSA membership!<br />

Any questions? Call or email<br />

Sebastian. Phone: 647-580-5780.<br />

Shuffleboard<br />

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

Enjoy some gentle exercise, friendship<br />

and fun. Membership is available<br />

to all paid-up GWSA members<br />

for a $25 fee for the year. Register<br />

the first time you play. Beginners<br />

are welcome and instruction is<br />

available. The group plays Tuesdays<br />

and Wednesdays from 1 to 3<br />

p.m.<br />

Silver Drummers<br />

We gather in a circle. Different ages,<br />

cultures, capabilities, backgrounds<br />

and experience. The call of<br />

the drum will bring us together.<br />

Someone starts a simple beat, others<br />

join in, and then we all join in.<br />

We close our eyes, listen to each<br />

other, and listen to ourselves. We<br />

all know each other without saying<br />

a word, linked together through<br />

percussion music. Drumming feeds<br />

the soul.<br />

Rhythm circles are the perfect<br />

environment to explore ideas for<br />

sounding together, creating exciting<br />

grooves and having fun! We all<br />

have rhythm! Some drums and percussion<br />

instruments will be provided<br />

or bring your own. Sessions are<br />

open to everyone. Join us Tuesdays<br />

from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Room 3.<br />

Cost is $2.00 per session.<br />

Silver Strummers<br />

The ukulele orchestra is an unqualified<br />

success story! There are<br />

now 65 individuals who have<br />

joined the Silver Strummers. We<br />

welcome ALL skill levels, beginner<br />

through advanced. We will provide<br />

you with all the information you<br />

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

would like to try the universally<br />

accessible and friendly instrument<br />

of the ukulele, please contact Eva<br />

Quan 519-820-1032.<br />

Silvertones<br />

The Silvertones members practise<br />

weekly in Room 3 on Fridays from<br />

2 to 3:30 p.m. We do have a few<br />

openings so please contact Doreen<br />

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

would like to join our choir or<br />

would like more information. You<br />

do not have to be able to read music,<br />

just have a love for singing.<br />

Rug Hooking<br />

We have been gathering as a group<br />

of rug hookers at the Evergreen<br />

Centre since February 2022. Traditional<br />

rug hooking is both art and a<br />

craft. Many beautiful and unique<br />

items are made by pulling loops of<br />

fabric or yarn through a stiff, woven<br />

base such as burlap or linen. It<br />

is enjoyable, fun and a very social<br />

hobby. Beginners are welcome and<br />

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

Rug Hooking Group meets on<br />

Tuesday afternoon, 12-4, in Room<br />

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Contact: Kathy McCallum, 226-<br />

821-1331. Email:<br />

kamccallum28@gmail.com.<br />

Skiing<br />

For the <strong>2024</strong> ski season, it costs<br />

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

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

Downhill Ski Club at the front desk<br />

of the Evergreen Centre. It helps to<br />

own a 5-7 Pass purchased from<br />

Blue Mountain well before the start<br />

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<br />

Blue Mountain, and return to<br />

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

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

information.<br />

Evergreen Snooker Club<br />

The Evergreen Snooker Club is<br />

composed of a group of active,<br />

friendly players with skill levels<br />

covering the full spectrum from<br />

learner/beginner to accomplished<br />

player. If you are interested in<br />

learning the game, or have played<br />

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

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

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

welcome and a place to try your<br />

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

Snooker Room is open weekdays<br />

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

any other time the Evergreen Centre<br />

may be open.<br />

The primary focus of the club is<br />

to have fun, build friendships and<br />

socialize. Your snooker skill level<br />

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

if you are a beginner. Prospective<br />

members may visit the<br />

club room up to three times without<br />

charge to help with their decision<br />

on whether to join. While most of<br />

the current members are men, there<br />

is a small group of women who<br />

play regularly (typically on Tuesday<br />

mornings), so ladies, don’t be<br />

shy, give it a try.<br />

Membership is available to all<br />

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

payment of the prescribed annual<br />

snooker activity fee. The current<br />

fee of $79.10 (plus tax) buys you<br />

access to the Snooker Room any<br />

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

you care to play.<br />

Texas Hold ’Em<br />

Why not come out and have fun<br />

with us? We are averaging about 24<br />

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays & Fridays from 6:30 to<br />

8:30 pm.<br />

Each player starts off with $650<br />

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

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

point system. The one with the<br />

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

We play until there is only one<br />

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

whichever is first.<br />

We will gladly teach anyone who<br />

is interested in playing. Just follow<br />

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

everyone who wants to play<br />

and enjoys company. We have<br />

quite a few ladies playing at present<br />

and would always welcome more.<br />

We do not want to become a men’s<br />

club! Remember, you have to be a<br />

member of the GWSA to play.<br />

Walking Club<br />

Due to the early arrival of Spring,<br />

the indoor walking program is now<br />

finished.<br />

Starting in <strong>April</strong>, on Thursday<br />

mornings, the Walking Club enjoys<br />

nature and beautiful scenery while<br />

discovering the trails in the area.<br />

For the first walk only, on <strong>April</strong> 11,<br />

we will meet in the dining room of<br />

the Evergreen Centre at 8:30 am.<br />

For all remaining walks, we meet at<br />

the red-roofed pavilion in Riverside<br />

Park at 8:45 am for registering and<br />

collection of any entrance fees to<br />

the Conservation areas. Then we<br />

depart at 9:00 am sharp. Walks are<br />

on…rain or shine.<br />

Our walks start out from Riverside<br />

Park OR we drive from there<br />

to one of the many wonderful<br />

Guelph walking trails or nearby<br />

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Conservation areas. Walks are at<br />

your own pace and you must arrange<br />

your own transportation to<br />

the Trail Head.<br />

You can register for the Walking<br />

Club’s <strong>2024</strong>/25 walking season<br />

<strong>online</strong> through RecEnroll or at the<br />

front desk of the Evergreen Centre.<br />

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

be an active member of the GWSA.<br />

Watercolour Painters<br />

The Evergreen Watercolour Painters<br />

provides an opportunity for watercolour<br />

painters to practise their<br />

hobby along with others sharing the<br />

same interest, while encouraging<br />

one another and receiving information,<br />

ideas and inspiration.<br />

While we do not offer classes or<br />

lessons, we welcome accomplished<br />

watercolour painters. There is a<br />

small annual membership fee and<br />

membership with the GWSA is required.<br />

We meet in Room 2 from<br />

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

Wednesday of the month, and from<br />

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

Wednesday.<br />

Writers Club<br />

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

come join the Writers Club. We<br />

can toss around ideas and topics to<br />

get the creative juices flowing.<br />

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

shape for constructive comments,<br />

while enjoying the company<br />

of others. Please feel welcome to<br />

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

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

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

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

for the GWSA. Contact Susan<br />

Jackson 519-265-3246.<br />

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OUR EVERGREEN LIBRARY<br />

We are open<br />

Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.<br />

“A Newfoundlander in Canada” by Alan Doyle<br />

The Evergreen library has many different types of books. We have fiction, history, biography,<br />

politics, wellness, self-help and military. We also have books on Canada and some of local<br />

interest. For this review, I ventured into the biography section and found a book by Alan Doyle,<br />

the lead singer for the band, Great Big Sea. What an enjoyable read!<br />

Alan takes us along on the band’s first Canadian tour. They drove from Newfoundland to<br />

British Columbia, performing in big cities and small towns along the way. We see Canada<br />

through his eyes as he is exploring our country for the first time. Alan tells human stories about<br />

the people they meet, many of them Newfoundlanders, hoping to connect with home through<br />

music.<br />

We also discover what it is like to be a musician on the road. They travelled in a van,<br />

stopping for food at fast food restaurants and convenience stores. They chose the most<br />

reasonable accommodations they could find, leading to some interesting encounters with the<br />

locals.<br />

You will be entertained hearing about performing for the Queen, opening for Barney the<br />

Dinosaur, and encountering a baby on a plane trip home. You won’t be disappointed spending a<br />

few hours with this wonderful Canadian storyteller, Alan Doyle. His passion for Newfoundland<br />

and the people and places in the rest of Canada are heartwarming.<br />

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GWSA Groups & Activities Contact Information<br />

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

Your GWSA Membership includes a copy of the Sentinel Newsletter, published 10 times per year and the<br />

ability to join any of our many activities and events. Our ongoing activity groups have either a yearly fee or<br />

a pay as you play fee. We also offer educational workshops, many at no charge for members.<br />

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Art In The Hall<br />

Kim Taylor<br />

ArtInTheHall@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Art Studio In 2<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Jennifer Storey<br />

ArtinStudio@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

$25/year<br />

Badminton<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Michael Gareau<br />

Badminton@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

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

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

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

No play at WECC July & August<br />

$60/year<br />

Currently we have a wait list<br />

Ball Co-ed Slopitch<br />

Hugh C. Guthrie Park<br />

Deborah Waitson<br />

SloPitch@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 pm<br />

May - end of August<br />

$25/year<br />

Beading & Jewelry Making<br />

Board Room<br />

Eva Quinn<br />

Beading@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Fridays 11 am-12 pm<br />

$2/visit<br />

Bid Euchre on Thursdays<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

John Finamore<br />

BidEuchre@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Thursdays 1 pm-4 pm<br />

$2/visit<br />

Euchre on Monday<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

Earl Mead<br />

Euchre-Monday@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

$2/visit<br />

Euchre on Friday<br />

Evergreen Room 4<br />

Peter Smith<br />

Euchre-Friday@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Fridays - 1:30-4:00 pm<br />

$2/visit<br />

Book Club 1<br />

Board Room<br />

Veronica Sanche<br />

BookClub1@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

$3/visit<br />

Book Club 2<br />

Board Room<br />

Lynne Oxley<br />

BookClub2@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

$3/visit<br />

Bridge<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

Sandi Kinsey<br />

Bridge@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

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

$1/visit<br />

Bunka Art Group<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

Carol Ferrier<br />

Bunka@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Wednesdays - 9:00 am-noon<br />

$25/year<br />

Canasta<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

Sandi Kinsey<br />

Canasta@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

$1/visit<br />

Casual Bicycling<br />

Various Locations in and<br />

around Guelph<br />

John Ness<br />

CasualBicycling@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

$10/year<br />

Canoe Club<br />

John Ness<br />

CanoeClub@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Seasonal twice-weekly outings<br />

See GWSA website or Sentinel description<br />

$75/year<br />

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Chess Club<br />

Hall<br />

Bruce Hurst<br />

ChessClub@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Fridays – 10 am-12 pm<br />

$2/visit<br />

Computer Club<br />

Computer Room<br />

Ross Knechtel<br />

Ken Chupa<br />

ComputerClub@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

March, May, September, November<br />

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

$3/visit<br />

Computer Mentoring<br />

Computer Room<br />

Ken Chupa<br />

ComputerMentoring@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

No appointment necessary.<br />

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

$3/visit<br />

Craft Club<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Sheila Robinson<br />

CraftGroup@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Fridays - 8 am-12 noon<br />

Cribbage<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

Elaine Miller<br />

Cribbage@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

$2/visit<br />

Cross-Country Ski Club<br />

Various locations<br />

Mel van Harten<br />

CrossCountrySkiing@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Tuesday mornings when conditions permit. This may vary<br />

and day and time of outings will depend on weather and<br />

snow conditions. Details will be communicated via email.<br />

$10/year<br />

Darts Club<br />

Auditorium Stage<br />

Neville Newman<br />

DartsClub@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm<br />

$25/year<br />

Diabetes Support Group<br />

Room 2<br />

Bill MacDonald<br />

DiabetesSupport@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

2nd Tuesday – 11 am -12 pm<br />

4th Tuesday – 10 am -12 pm<br />

Golf<br />

Tom Kane<br />

Golf@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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Mondays, May to September<br />

$10/year<br />

Into Focus Photography<br />

Evergreen Room 4<br />

Stu McCannell<br />

PhotographyClub@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

$25.00 a year<br />

Line Dancing<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Phyllis<br />

Donna<br />

LineDancing@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Mondays – 9:15 to noon<br />

Thursdays – 1:00 to 3:15 p.m.<br />

Mah Jongg<br />

Evergreen Room 4<br />

Leona Petri<br />

MahJong@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

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

Peer Learning<br />

Boardroom<br />

Barb McLeod<br />

PeerLearning@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

$18/session<br />

Pickleball<br />

Rudy Simon<br />

Pickleball@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Mondays 12:00 – 3 p.m. (B/I)<br />

Tuesdays 8:30 am – 10:30 a.m. (I/A)<br />

& 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (B/I)<br />

Wednesdays 8:30 – 10:00 am (I/A)<br />

Thursdays 8:30 – 10:30 am (B/I)<br />

Fridays 8:30 – 10:30 am (B/I) & 1 – 4 pm (I/A)<br />

Sundays 8:30 am – 10:45 am (B/I)<br />

& 10:45 am – 1 pm (I/A)<br />

West End Comm. Centre<br />

Tues. - noon-2:00 pm (A) & 2 pm-4 pm (B/I)<br />

Thurs. - noon-2:00 pm (A) & 2 pm-4 pm (B/I)<br />

Sept. to June<br />

(B/I) = Beginner/Intermediate<br />

(I/A) = Intermediate/Advanced<br />

(A) = Advanced<br />

$60/year<br />

Currently there is a waiting list<br />

Quilting<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Beryl Drohan<br />

QuiltGroup@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

Rug Hooking<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Kathy McCallum<br />

RugHooking@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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Tuesdays 12-4 pm<br />

$25/year<br />

Scrabble<br />

Hall outside the Library<br />

Sebastian<br />

Scrabble@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Thursdays - 1:00-3:30 pm<br />

$2/visit<br />

Shuffleboard<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Elaine Bigam<br />

Shuffleboard@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

$25/year<br />

Silver Drummers<br />

Room 3<br />

Sandy Isaacs<br />

SilverDrummers@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

$2/visit<br />

Silver Strummers<br />

Room 3<br />

Eva Quan<br />

SilverStrummers@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Fridays - Beginners 12-1 pm<br />

Experienced 1-2 pm<br />

$65/year<br />

Silvertones Choir<br />

Room 3<br />

President: Sandy Rea<br />

Membership Enquiries:<br />

Darlene Pembleton<br />

Silvertones@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Director/Accompanist: Andrea LeBlanc<br />

Backup Director/Accompanist: Joanna Wegman<br />

Fridays 2:00 - 3:30 pm<br />

$54.24/year<br />

Evergreen Snooker Club<br />

Evergreen Snooker Room<br />

Brian Yasvinski<br />

Snooker@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

$70/year<br />

Table Tennis<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Petr Vales<br />

TableTennis@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Evergreen:<br />

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

Wednesdays - 10 am-1 pm<br />

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

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

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

$60/year<br />

Texas Hold ’Em Poker<br />

Bistro 683<br />

Paul Phillips<br />

Bruno Szafran<br />

TexasHoldEmPoker@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

$2/visit<br />

Walking Club<br />

<strong>April</strong> 11 to October 31, Thursdays 9-noon,<br />

Meet at 8:45 a.m. at Riverside Pavilion<br />

Various locations<br />

Club Contacts:<br />

WalkingClub@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

$10 annual activity fee<br />

Watercolour Painters Club<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Mary Mulholland<br />

WaterColourPainters@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

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

Membership $30/year<br />

West End Art Group<br />

Rm 2 West End Comm. Centre<br />

Nancy Baker<br />

WestEndArtGroup@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

September – June<br />

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

Membership $25/year<br />

West Hills Art Group<br />

Rm 2 West End C. C.<br />

Dale Vardy<br />

WestHillsArtGroup@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

September - June<br />

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

Membership $25/year<br />

Wood Carving Group<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Ken Fugler<br />

WoodCarving@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Monday – 6-9 pm<br />

$40/year<br />

Writers Club<br />

Board Room<br />

Susan Jackson<br />

WritersClub@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

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

$2/visit<br />

Writing Your Life Story<br />

Board Room<br />

Jennifer Blackie<br />

WYLSA@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

WYLSB@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Thursdays 2-4 pm<br />

$2/visit<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 />

Ronald Armstrong - <strong>April</strong> 29 (93)<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 />

Bone, Charles Russell passed away on Tuesday,<br />

February 27, <strong>2024</strong>, in his 89th year. He was the<br />

husband of Shirley, a long-time GWSA member of<br />

the Watercolour Painters.<br />

Fountain, George Edwin (Ted) passed away on<br />

Wednesday, January 24, <strong>2024</strong>, at the age of 92. He<br />

was a long-time GWSA member.<br />

Diebolt, Donna passed away on Saturday, March 9,<br />

<strong>2024</strong>, in her 93rd year. She was a member of the<br />

Watercolour Painting Group.<br />

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Clubs and Drop-In Activities APRIL <strong>2024</strong><br />

W West End Community Centre<br />

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday<br />

1<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 />

12-3p Pickleball (B/I)<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 />

8<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 />

12-3p Pickleball (B/I)<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 />

15<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 />

12-3p Pickleball (B/I)<br />

2<br />

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball (I/A)<br />

9:30-10:30a Drummers<br />

10a-12p Darts<br />

10:30a-12:30p Pickleball (B/I)<br />

12-2p Pickleball (A) W<br />

12-4p Rug Hooking<br />

12:30-4p Cribbage<br />

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

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

2-4p Pickleball (A) W<br />

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

’Em Poker<br />

6:30-9p Bridge<br />

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

9<br />

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball (I/A)<br />

9:30-10:30a Drummers<br />

10a-12p Darts<br />

11a-12p Diabetes Support<br />

10:30a-12:30p Pickleball (B/I)<br />

12-2p Pickleball (A) W<br />

12-4p Rug Hooking<br />

12:30-4p Cribbage<br />

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

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

2-4p Pickleball (A) W<br />

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

’Em Poker<br />

6:30-9p Bridge<br />

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

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8:30a-12:30p Pickleball (I/A)<br />

9:30-10:30a Drummers<br />

10a-12p Darts<br />

10:30a-12:30p Pickleball (B/I)<br />

12-2p Pickleball (A) W<br />

12-4p Rug Hooking<br />

3<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball (I/A)<br />

9a-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 />

10<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball (I/A)<br />

9a-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 />

17<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball (I/A)<br />

9a-12p Bunka<br />

9a-4p Watercolour Painters<br />

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

4<br />

8:30-10:30a Pickleball (B/I)<br />

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

12-2p Pickleball (A) W<br />

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

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

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

1-3:30p Scrabble<br />

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

2-4p Pickleball (B/I) W<br />

2-4p Writing Your Life Story<br />

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

11<br />

8:30a Walking Club<br />

8:30-10:30a Pickleball (B/I)<br />

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

12-2p Pickleball (A) W<br />

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

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

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

1-3:30p Scrabble<br />

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

2-4p Pickleball (B/I) W<br />

2-4p Writing Your Life Story<br />

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

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8:30-10:30a Pickleball (B/I)<br />

8:45a-noon Walking Club<br />

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

12-2p Pickleball (A) W<br />

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

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

5<br />

8a-12p Crafts<br />

8:30-10:30a Pickleball (B/I)<br />

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

10a-12p Chess<br />

10a-12p Darts<br />

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

11a-12p Beading<br />

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

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

1-4p Pickleball (I/A)<br />

1-4p Table Tennis W<br />

1:30-4p Euchre<br />

2-3:30p Silvertones<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas HE Poker<br />

12<br />

8a-12p Crafts<br />

8:30-10:30a Pickleball (B/I)<br />

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

10a-12p Chess<br />

10a-12p Darts<br />

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

11a-12p Beading<br />

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

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

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

1-4p Pickleball (I/A)<br />

1-4p Table Tennis W<br />

1:30-4p Euchre<br />

2-3:30p Silvertones<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas HE Poker<br />

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8a-12p Crafts<br />

8:30-10:30a Pickleball (B/I)<br />

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

10a-12p Chess<br />

10a-12p Darts<br />

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

11a-12p Beading<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 />

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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 />

12-3p Pickleball (B/I)<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 />

29<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 />

12-3p Pickleball (B/I)<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 />

12:30-4p Cribbage<br />

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

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

2-4p Pickleball (A) W<br />

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

’Em Poker<br />

6:30-9p Bridge<br />

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

23<br />

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball (I/A)<br />

9:30-10:30a Drummers<br />

10a-12p Darts<br />

10a-12p Diabetes Support<br />

10:30a-12:30p Pickleball (B/I)<br />

12-2p Pickleball (A) W<br />

12-4p Rug Hooking<br />

12:30-4p Cribbage<br />

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

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

2-4p Pickleball (A) W<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas HE Poker<br />

6:30-9p Bridge<br />

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

30<br />

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball (I/A)<br />

9:30-10:30a Drummers<br />

10a-12p Darts<br />

10:30a-12:30p Pickleball (B/I)<br />

12-2p Pickleball (A) W<br />

12-4p Rug Hooking<br />

12:30-4p Cribbage<br />

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

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

2-4p Pickleball (A) W<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold ’Em<br />

Poker<br />

6:30-9p Bridge<br />

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

1-3p Writers Club<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

1:30p BINGO<br />

24<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball (I/A)<br />

9a-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 />

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

1-3:30p Scrabble<br />

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

2-4p Pickleball (B/I) W<br />

2-4p Writing Your Life Story<br />

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

Beyond the Basics<br />

25<br />

8:30-10:30a Pickleball (B/I)<br />

8:45a-noon Walking Club<br />

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

12-2p Pickleball (A) W<br />

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

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

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

1-3:30p Scrabble<br />

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

2-4p Pickleball (B/I) W<br />

2-4p Writing Your Life 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-10:45a Pickleball<br />

(B/I)<br />

10:45a-1p Pickleball<br />

(I/A)<br />

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

DANCE APR. 27<br />

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

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

1-4p Table Tennis W<br />

1:30-4p Euchre<br />

2-3:30p Silvertones<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas HE Poker<br />

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8a-12p Crafts<br />

8:30-10:30a Pickleball (B/I)<br />

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

10a-12p Chess<br />

10a-12p Darts<br />

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

11a-12p Beading<br />

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

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

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

1-4p Pickleball (I/A)<br />

1-4p Table Tennis W<br />

1:30-4p Euchre<br />

2-3:30p Silvertones<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas HE Poker<br />

Everyday Activities<br />

Snooker—9a-4p<br />

Library —<br />

Mon-Fri – 10a-3p<br />

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1-4p Pickleball (I/A)<br />

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!<br />

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Wednesday, <strong>April</strong> 25 at 2 p.m.<br />

John Van De Kramer from Knar Jewellery speaking about jewellery<br />

trends and man-made versus real diamonds.<br />

Wednesday, May 30 at 2 p.m.<br />

Speaker Judith Nasby is speaking about her two books “Making of a Museum” and “Kivioq’s Journey”,<br />

about the sculpture park and various sculptures around the Art Gallery.<br />

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519-837-0010<br />

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Upcoming Events — Register at 519-589-1187<br />

HIGH TEA — <strong>April</strong> 20, 2-4 pm<br />

Wear your best hat and join us for an afternoon<br />

delight. We will be serving tea and sandwiches,<br />

accompanied by the sounds of a live musician.<br />

SPRING BAZAAR — May 25, 10 am-3 pm<br />

Spend the day shopping local vendors. We will<br />

have over 25 vendors selling unique gifts, crafts,<br />

clothes, jewelry and more. Enjoy live music.<br />

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<strong>2024</strong> TAX CLINICS<br />

AT THE EVERGREEN CENTRE<br />

Room: Sentinel Office (Down the hall. On the left just before the Library)<br />

1-6pm<br />

9am-4pm<br />

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<strong>April</strong> 3, <strong>2024</strong> <strong>April</strong> 11, <strong>2024</strong><br />

<strong>April</strong> 10, <strong>2024</strong> <strong>April</strong> 16, <strong>2024</strong><br />

<strong>April</strong> 15, <strong>2024</strong> <strong>April</strong> 23, <strong>2024</strong><br />

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Fees:<br />

$60 for seniors and students<br />

$70 for T1 General<br />

$150+ for self employed, truckers and rental units<br />

$30+ for additional forms such as CPP, OAS, and CRA follow-ups<br />

Accepted payment forms: Cheques (payable to Sharon Lamers), cash, etransfer sent to:<br />

sharontheincometaxlady@gmail.com<br />

Call Sharon Lamers at 519-222-9104<br />

or email sharontheincometaxlady@gmail.com for an appointment.<br />

TAX PREP by Sharon Lamers<br />

Income Tax Checklist to help gather your slips,<br />

receipts and documents.<br />

TSLIPS/INCOME SLIPS<br />

T3 — Trust Income Investment<br />

T4 — Employment<br />

T4A — Pension, Scholarships<br />

T4OAS — Old Age Security<br />

T4AP — Canada Pension Plan or CPP<br />

T4E — Employment Insurance<br />

T4 PS — Profit Sharing<br />

T4RIF — RIFF<br />

T4RSP — RRSP Withdrawal or Annuity<br />

T5 — Investment<br />

T5007 — WSIB or Social Assistance<br />

T5008 — From Investment<br />

T5013 — From Investment<br />

OTHER INCOME<br />

Tips<br />

Rental Spreadsheet (ask Sharon)<br />

Self Employment Spreadsheet (ask Sharon)<br />

Foreign Pension<br />

Spousal Support<br />

TAX CREDITS (DEDUCTIONS)<br />

Charitable Donations<br />

Daycare<br />

Investment Management Fees<br />

Medical Expenses—anything to do with health<br />

including Nursing & Retirement Home, dental,<br />

mileage (over 40 km) and more<br />

Moving Expenses for job, school or medical<br />

(more than 40 km)<br />

Political Contributions<br />

Property Taxes<br />

Rental Receipt (including nursing or retirement<br />

home)<br />

RRSP Contributions<br />

Student Loan Interest<br />

Teacher’s School Supplies<br />

Trucker’s CDN/US days, expenses, log sheets<br />

Tuition — T2202A<br />

Union Dues<br />

Work Expenses — T2200, log book, spreadsheet<br />

CREDITS FOR SENIORS ONLY<br />

Bus Tickets/Passes<br />

Home Accessibility Expenses<br />

OTHER INFO<br />

Sale of Principal Residence (address, year<br />

bought, sale price)<br />

Are you a first time home buyer?<br />

Notice of Assessment from Previous Year if<br />

Available.<br />

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The Guelph Family Health Team's January -<br />

June <strong>2024</strong> Wellness Workshop schedule is<br />

here!<br />

You can print and view the NEW schedule by<br />

visiting our webpage: www.guelphfht.com/<br />

wellness-workshops-and-programs/<br />

*Please note: the dates/times/locations may<br />

change. Keep checking website/email for<br />

any updates.<br />

FREE Wellness Workshops in <strong>April</strong>,<br />

presented by the Guelph Family Health<br />

Team:<br />

Calming Strategies (Topic: Guided Imagery)<br />

Date: Thursday, <strong>April</strong> 4<br />

Time: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm EST<br />

Location: *VIRTUAL webinar only<br />

Learn more HERE.<br />

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Part 1 (3<br />

sessions to attend)<br />

Dates: Monday, <strong>April</strong> 8, 15, 22<br />

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST<br />

Location: IN-PERSON workshop only<br />

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

Learn more HERE.<br />

How to have hard conversations: death and<br />

dying (2 sessions to attend)<br />

Date: Tuesday, <strong>April</strong> 9, 16<br />

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST<br />

Location: IN-PERSON workshop only<br />

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

Learn more HERE.<br />

Let’s Talk About Red Flags of Dementia<br />

Dates: Tuesday, <strong>April</strong> 16<br />

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST<br />

Location: *VIRTUAL webinar only<br />

*Registration will open February 28. Learn more<br />

HERE.<br />

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

held at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre unless otherwise indicated — call 519-837-5699.<br />

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

recenroll.ca. There may be changes to programs after this <strong>issue</strong> was printed - please check the details on<br />

recenroll.ca before you sign up. Programs may be cancelled if there is low registration, so be sure to register<br />

(Fees do not include HST).<br />

FITNESS<br />

Cardio and Strength Level 2<br />

This intermediate/advanced strength training class<br />

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

class performs functional exercises that include<br />

balance, flexibility and cardiovascular<br />

movements. Exercises are performed sitting and<br />

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

throughout the classes which may include bands,<br />

stability balls and weights of your choice. Join us<br />

to keep your body fit!<br />

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

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Dates: Monday: <strong>April</strong> 8-June 24<br />

Course ID: 45495<br />

Fees: Members: $81.35, Non-Members: $93.55<br />

Dates: Friday: <strong>April</strong> 12-June 28<br />

Course ID: 45549<br />

Fees: Members: $88.74, Non-Members: $102.05<br />

Cardio and Strength Level 3<br />

Come and challenge your fitness level in this<br />

advanced strength training class. Focusing on a<br />

low impact cardio warm-up, this class performs<br />

functional exercises that include balance,<br />

flexibility and cardiovascular movements. A<br />

variety of equipment is used throughout the<br />

classes which may include bands, stability balls<br />

and weights of your choice. Join us to keep your<br />

body fit!<br />

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

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Dates: Monday: <strong>April</strong> 8-June 24<br />

Course ID: 45494<br />

Fees: Members: $81.35, Non-Members: $93.55<br />

Dates: Friday: <strong>April</strong> 12-June 28<br />

Course ID: 45540<br />

Fees: Members: $88.74, Non-Members: $102.05<br />

Strength and Balance<br />

This beginner class will focus on fall prevention,<br />

whole body movements and balance. It is<br />

designed to improve general mobility and overall<br />

strength to make everyday tasks easier. You can<br />

expect to see improvement in posture. The class<br />

presents an excellent opportunity for beginners to<br />

start exercising with an aerobic, strength and<br />

flexibility component.<br />

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Dates: Monday: <strong>April</strong> 8-June 24 (10-11 a.m.)<br />

Course ID: 45496<br />

Fees: Members: $81.35, Non-Members: $93.55<br />

Dates: Wednesday: <strong>April</strong> 10-June 26 (12-1 p.m.)<br />

Course ID: 45532<br />

Fees: Members: $88.74, Non-Members: $102.05<br />

Meditation and Relaxation<br />

Learn to develop skills to cultivate a different<br />

relationship to stress, including stress that can<br />

result from managing a variety of chronic health<br />

conditions.<br />

Sessions include: variety of meditation practices,<br />

gentle mindful movement practices, reflective and<br />

practical exercises, and discussions on stress<br />

Examples of mindfulness training:<br />

• Deep breathing<br />

• Meditation<br />

• Gentle movement<br />

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre<br />

(Maple Room)<br />

Dates: Wed.: <strong>April</strong> 10-June 26 (10-11 a.m.)<br />

Course ID: 45223<br />

Fees: Members: $87, Non-Members: $100.08<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Thursday: <strong>April</strong> 11-June 27 (9-10 a.m.)<br />

Course ID: 45533<br />

Fees: Members: $88.74, Non-Members: $102.05<br />

Introduction to Strength Training<br />

What is strength training all about? How do you<br />

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get started? Which exercises are the best ones?<br />

What about form? Let us show you the answers!<br />

You will go from learning the theory behind the<br />

importance of strength training to mastering the<br />

technique behind bodyweight, free weight and<br />

barbell training. Our qualified instructors will<br />

take you through a progressive training program<br />

that will help you gain a better understanding of<br />

exercise and program design, help you increase<br />

your strength and, most importantly, your<br />

confidence in and out of the gym.<br />

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

Location: West End Community Centre<br />

(Fitness Room)<br />

Dates: Monday: <strong>April</strong> 8-May 13 (9-10 a.m.)<br />

Course ID: 45548<br />

Dates: Monday: <strong>April</strong> 8-May 13 (10-11 a.m.)<br />

Course ID: 45547<br />

Fees: Member: $44.37, Non-Member: $51.03<br />

Dates: Monday: May 27-June 24 (9-10 a.m.)<br />

Course ID: 46987<br />

Fees: Member: $36.97, Non-Member: $42.53<br />

Dates: Tuesday: <strong>April</strong> 9-May 14 (9-10 a.m.)<br />

Course ID: 47717<br />

Tuesday: <strong>April</strong> 9-May 14 (10-11 a.m.)<br />

Course ID: 47718<br />

Dates: Tuesday: May 21-June 25 (9-10 a.m.)<br />

Course ID: 47719<br />

Dates: Tuesday: May 21-June 25 (10-11 a.m.)<br />

Course ID: 47720<br />

Fees: Member: $44.37, Non-Member: $51.03<br />

Falling Prevention and Navigation<br />

In this program, participants will learn practical<br />

exercises for preventing falls in day-to-day life,<br />

as well as tools to aid in negotiating a fall, should<br />

it occur. We will focus on building knowledge of<br />

the body to increase confidence in movement. It<br />

will include: exercises for increasing<br />

proprioception (for the feet, eyes, and spine) -<br />

study of walking mechanics to invite mindful<br />

movement - practice of ramping and spiralling<br />

pathways for support in falling - explorations of<br />

how to use the limbs and body for<br />

counterbalance.<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (1:30-2:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 8-June 24 (Monday)<br />

Course ID: 45499<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Fees: Member: $81.35, Non-Member: $93.55<br />

Release Your Hips, Change Your Life!<br />

Do your hips get fatigued and sore? Come, learn<br />

stretches/exercises to help your largest joints<br />

work to their potential so you can do all the<br />

things you love to do!<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (3:30-4:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 10-June 26 (Wednesday)<br />

Course ID: 45224<br />

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre<br />

(Maple Rm.)<br />

Fees: Member: $88.74, Non-Member: $102.05<br />

Total Body Conditioning<br />

This total body conditioning class will challenge<br />

the active 55 individual. A cardio warm-up will<br />

prepare you for a resistance training, balance,<br />

flexibility, core strength and floor workout. The<br />

benefits of regular exercise consisting of these<br />

major components will improve your mental,<br />

physical and emotional health. Increase your<br />

energy level to be able to carry out daily tasks<br />

and reduce your chances of osteoporosis.<br />

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

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 10-June 26 (Wednesday)<br />

Course ID: 45529<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Fees: Member: $88.74, Non-Member: $102.05<br />

Posture and Movement Improvement<br />

Get more steps in while you improve your<br />

posture, activate pertinent muscle groups and<br />

move your body with more ease!<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (10:45-11:45 a.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 11-June 27 (Thursday)<br />

Location: Guelph Sports Dome<br />

Course ID: 47775<br />

Fees: Member: $88.74, Non-Member: $102.05<br />

Drum and Jump<br />

Get up and get moving in this unique and exciting<br />

fitness class. Using a stability ball and<br />

drumsticks, you will drum to the beat of the<br />

music in this fun, high energy class. During this<br />

group fitness class, you will forget you are even<br />

working out! All equipment is provided and no<br />

experience required.<br />

Class Length: 45 minutes (6:45-7:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 10-June 12 (Wednesday)<br />

Course ID: 45567<br />

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(Maple Rm.)<br />

Fees: Member: $74, Non-Member: $85<br />

OsteoFit<br />

Part of living well with osteoporosis and/or<br />

osteoarthritis involves healthy eating and physical<br />

activity. Physical activity plays an essential role<br />

in the treatment of osteoporosis by ‘stimulating’<br />

or applying a load on our bones to maintain their<br />

structure and strength. When treating<br />

osteoarthritis, it is important to ensure proper<br />

alignment of joints as well. Exercise and physical<br />

activity play a vital role and contribute to<br />

individuals’ overall health and well-being. Four<br />

types of exercise are necessary in the management<br />

of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis: strength,<br />

posture and core stability, balance, and weight<br />

bearing. Join us in this class to get moving,<br />

improve your strength, balance, and posture,<br />

and in turn, reduce your risk of falling.<br />

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 10-June 26 (Wednesday)<br />

(10:30-11:30 a.m.)<br />

Course ID: 45531<br />

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 12-June 28 (Friday)<br />

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

Course ID: 45551<br />

Fees: Member: $88.74, Non-Member: $102.05<br />

Kum Nye<br />

Kum Nye is a yoga-like, healing practice of<br />

Tibetan Buddhist tradition that focuses on<br />

massage and movement to refresh and revitalize<br />

the body and mind. There are breathing<br />

techniques, self-massage, meditations, stretching<br />

and movement exercises. The practice is relaxing<br />

and meditative. Join us for a relaxing experience.<br />

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

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 11-June 27 (Thursday)<br />

Course ID: 45222<br />

Fees: Member: $88.74, Non-Member: $102.05<br />

TAI CHI<br />

Tai Chi – Beginner<br />

This program welcomes those who are new to Tai<br />

Chi as well as those who are wishing to reinforce<br />

the foundations. Focusing on the basic vocabulary<br />

of the stances and co-ordination of the postures,<br />

this meditative movement practice is accessible to<br />

all.<br />

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

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 9-June 11 (Tuesday)<br />

Course ID: 45505<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (10:30-11:30 a.m.)<br />

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre<br />

(Maple Room)<br />

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 11-June 13 (Thursday)<br />

Course ID: 45534<br />

Fees: Member: $73.95, Non-Member: $85.04<br />

Tai Chi – Intermediate<br />

Learn the meditative movement practice of Tai<br />

Chi Chuan. This session focuses on the Yang<br />

Style 37-Posture Form. It is advised to have<br />

previous experience with Tai Chi Chuan<br />

movements and foundations for this class.<br />

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

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 9-June 11 (Tuesday)<br />

Course ID: 45507<br />

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

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre<br />

(Maple Room)<br />

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 11-June 13 (Thursday)<br />

Course ID: 45536<br />

Fees: Member: $73.95, Non-Member: $85.04<br />

QI GONG<br />

Qi Gong<br />

This class is a Chinese blend of exercise,<br />

stretching and meditation. The program focuses<br />

on ‘Eighteen Postures for Daily Practice,’ a Qi<br />

Gong set that integrates East and West in a series<br />

of gentle exercises designed to maintain and<br />

enhance health. Adapting classical Qi Gong<br />

forms, this style incorporates therapeutic exercise,<br />

self-massage and meditation. Qi Gong class<br />

focuses on the core routines.<br />

Class Length: 1.5 hours (12-1:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 8-June 24 (Monday)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Course ID: 45498<br />

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Fees: Member: $122.07, Non-Member: $140.38<br />

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

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 9-June 11 (Tuesday)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Course ID: 45527<br />

Fees: Member: $73.95, Non-Member: $85.04<br />

YOGA<br />

Chair Yoga<br />

Chair yoga offers the same benefits as other yoga<br />

practices, such as increased flexibility,<br />

strengthening, proper breathing and increasing<br />

range of motion in the joints. Simply use a chair<br />

to assist with postures. Chair yoga is for<br />

everyone, especially those who may have limited<br />

mobility and/or are unable to get up and down on<br />

a yoga mat. Postures can be modified to meet<br />

students’ needs.<br />

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

Dates: Monday: <strong>April</strong> 8-June 24<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Course ID: 45497<br />

Fees: Members: $81.35, Non-Members: $93.55<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (9:15-10:15 a.m.)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Dates: Wednesday: <strong>April</strong> 10-June 26<br />

Course ID: 45530<br />

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

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre<br />

(Maple Room)<br />

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 10-June 26 (Wednesday)<br />

Course ID: 45250<br />

Fees: Members: $88.74, Non-Members: $102.05<br />

Gentle Yoga<br />

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

explore this centuries old discipline which brings<br />

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

and joy to the spirit. Ability to move from<br />

standing to laying on the floor needed.<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (2:30-3:30 p.m.)<br />

Location: West End Comm. Centre (Room2)<br />

Dates: Monday: <strong>April</strong> 8-June 24<br />

Course ID: 45500<br />

Fees: Members: $81.35, Non-Members: $93.55<br />

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

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre<br />

(Maple Room)<br />

Dates: Thursday: <strong>April</strong> 4-June 27<br />

Course ID: 45528<br />

Fees: Members: $88.74, Non-Members: $102.05<br />

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

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 11-June 27 (Thursday)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Course ID: 45537<br />

Fees: Members: $88.74, Non-Members: $102.05<br />

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

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 12-June 28 (Friday)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Course ID: 45550<br />

Fees: Members: $88.74, Non-Members: $102.05<br />

Yoga Nidra<br />

Nidra actually means sleep. This class will<br />

promote restorative relaxation by using deep<br />

breathing methods, guided visualization and<br />

progressive relaxation using very specific<br />

techniques involving 4 senses. Feel rested and<br />

renewed!<br />

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

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 10-June 26 (Wednesday)<br />

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre<br />

(Maple Room)<br />

Course ID: 45207<br />

Fees: Member: $88.74, Non-Members: $102.05<br />

VISUAL ARTS<br />

Acrylic Painting<br />

Join us for informative lessons in painting with<br />

acrylics. Stroke types, techniques and form will<br />

be the focus of this hands-on class. Be inspired,<br />

have an open mind and create your masterpiece<br />

with this form of art.<br />

Class Length: 3 hours (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 18-June 20 (Thursday)<br />

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre<br />

(Cedar Room)<br />

Course ID: 45546<br />

Fees: Member: $147.70, Non-Member: $169.85<br />

Landscape Painting<br />

In this course, students will learn how to create<br />

artistic representations of natural environments<br />

such as mountains, forests, waters, fields,<br />

coastlines and sunsets. Landscape painting can be<br />

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created using a variety of water-based medium:<br />

acrylic, watercolour and gouache. Although the<br />

realistic representation of the natural world will be<br />

the main approach, exploring landscape through<br />

illusion is not excluded. The course will cover all<br />

that is needed to create expressive and dynamic<br />

paintings: basic techniques, colour mixing, tonal<br />

values, elements of composition, effects of<br />

atmospheric perspective, the ways to simplify the<br />

shapes and forms, and effective editing of<br />

photographic references. Throughout the course,<br />

there will be plenty of short demos, usually at the<br />

beginning of the class. The course is intended for<br />

beginners and intermediates. Just bring your<br />

supplies, your passion for painting, and whatever<br />

experience you have and you will grow as an artist<br />

through expanding your observational and artistic<br />

skills.<br />

Class Length: 3 hours (1-4 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 17-June 26 (Wednesday)<br />

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre<br />

(Cedar Room)<br />

Course ID: 45381<br />

Fees: Member: $162.47, Non-Member: $186.84<br />

Sketching<br />

Sketching is a good way to learn or improve your<br />

drawing skills. This course suits all levels of<br />

students who want to know how to draw quick<br />

and accurate sketches. Whether you want to<br />

prepare for a big project or draw the world around<br />

us, sketching is a great way to express yourself.<br />

Class Length: 3 hours (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 16-June 18 (Tuesday)<br />

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre<br />

(Cedar Room)<br />

Course ID: 45542<br />

Fees: Member: $147.70, Non-Member: $169.85<br />

Watercolours<br />

This watercolours class is for all levels of painters.<br />

The instructor will work with participants on an<br />

individual basis or in small groups of similar<br />

interest or skill.<br />

Class Length: 3 hours (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>April</strong> 15-June 24 (Monday)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 2)<br />

Course ID: 45544<br />

Fees: Member: $150.65, Non-Member: $173.25<br />

SPECIAL EVENTS<br />

Tea with Jam and Bread<br />

Join us for afternoon tea, with a selection of finger<br />

sandwiches, scones, baked goods and signature<br />

herbal and caffeinated teas of your choice.<br />

Length: 1-1/2 hours (2-3:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: May 10 (Friday)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Dining Room)<br />

Course ID: 47773<br />

Fees: Member: $25, Non-Member: $28.75<br />

Grandparent and Me, Afternoon Tea<br />

What better way to spend a PD Day, than with<br />

your grandchild or tiny human in your life? Join<br />

us for afternoon tea, with a selection of kidfriendly<br />

finger sandwiches, baked goods along<br />

with some arts and crafts. A selection of tea and<br />

juice will be served.<br />

Length: 1-1/2 hours (2-3:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: June 7 (Friday)<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Dining Room)<br />

Course ID: 47817<br />

Fees: Member: $30, Non-Member: $34.50<br />

KNOCKOUT PARKINSON’S<br />

Knockout Parkinson’s is a non-contact<br />

boxing class that is specially designed for<br />

individuals living with Parkinson's Disease.<br />

Participants will work on improving<br />

strength, balance, endurance, and range of<br />

motion in a fun, inclusive environment. We<br />

are featuring small class sizes, with<br />

additional supports available. External<br />

support persons are also encouraged to<br />

attend at no extra cost if needed.<br />

Classes are on Tuesday afternoons from<br />

1:00 – 2:00 pm at TNT Boxing and Fitness<br />

Academy (171 Dawson Road, Guelph).<br />

Our Spring <strong>2024</strong> session runs for 6 weeks<br />

from <strong>April</strong> 9 – May 14. Enrollment costs<br />

$51.05 or $44.37 with a GWSA<br />

Membership. You can sign up at<br />

Recenroll.ca or at any Rec Centre.<br />

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HELLO SPRING<br />

ANNUAL SPRING MARKET<br />

<strong>April</strong> 13, <strong>2024</strong> - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.<br />

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church - 409 Paisley Rd., Guelph<br />

New vendors are welcome - book your 6 ft. table for $35.<br />

Registration deadline <strong>April</strong> 6, <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

Contact Wendy Synnott<br />

Email: synnottw@yahoo.ca or phone 519-222-2848.<br />

E-transfer registration is available.<br />

Hot lunch available for purchase.<br />

DO YOU QUALIFY FOR FEE ASSISTANCE IN RECREATION?<br />

Together, the City of Guelph and the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association offer financial assistance to<br />

those who qualify to reduce the cost of participating in recreational activities. Having a strong social support<br />

network has been associated with having fewer health problems and a lower risk of hospitalization. This<br />

program is called FEE ASSISTANCE IN RECREATION (FAIR). We want to encourage our GWSA<br />

members who may be struggling financially to consider applying for this subsidy.<br />

The GWSA makes a $5,000 contribution through our Community Benefit Agreement to the City of Guelph<br />

to ensure our GWSA members have access to this great program and unfortunately, few people are aware of<br />

its existence. People who qualify can receive an 80% discount on their registration fees. This includes<br />

GWSA membership, travel trips, and yearly fees for many of the GWSA activities.<br />

Ask for an application at the front desk. Once you complete the application and attach the required income<br />

verification documents, return the application to the front desk. You can expect an answer/approval within<br />

2 weeks of your application.<br />

For more information, you can call the City of Guelph’s Recreation Department at 519-837-5699.<br />

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Wednesday, May 22, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Niagara Wine Tour<br />

Total cost: $153.00 - members only (non-refundable) Code - 48961<br />

Registration starts on Thursday, March 28, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Booking deadline: Tuesday, <strong>April</strong> 30, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Our adventure will begin at the Caroline Cellars family estate winery where we will enjoy a wine tasting,<br />

followed by a 3-course hot lunch. From there, we will visit the Wine Education Centre at Niagara College –<br />

the only teaching winery in Canada. We’ll participate in a short presentation and a tasting of 3 wines. To<br />

end our day we will experience the unique atmosphere and taste the wines of Featherstone Estate Winery,<br />

enjoying their veranda with views of the vineyards.<br />

Depart Evergreen Centre: 9:00 a.m.; Carousel: 9:15 a.m. Return to Guelph at approx. 6:00 p.m.<br />

The cost includes 3 wine tastings, a 3-course lunch, coach transportation, tips and taxes, tip for the driver.<br />

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

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

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

booking your trip before the trip must be cancelled due to low participation.<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 GWSA<br />

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

the completed contact list available on the GWSA website located on the Trips, Travel and Tours page. If<br />

you are unable to print this form, copies will be available from a Travel Committee member the day of the<br />

trip.<br />

Registration will be available until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed on Tuesday, <strong>April</strong> 30,<br />

<strong>2024</strong>.<br />

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

Amex or Visa Debit are accepted for <strong>online</strong> booking https://cityofguelph.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/<br />

MemberRegistration/MemberSignIn<br />

Register by telephone: By contacting Customer Service at the Evergreen Seniors Centre at 519-837-5699.<br />

As of January 1, 2023, 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 Tuesday,<br />

<strong>April</strong> 30, <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

Please put the date on your calendar and arrive on time.<br />

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Bistro 683 - <strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</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 />

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CLOSED<br />

EASTER<br />

MONDAY<br />

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Ham Dinner<br />

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Liver & Onions<br />

4<br />

Chicken Parmesan<br />

5<br />

Roast Beef Dinner<br />

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9<br />

10<br />

11<br />

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Channa Masala<br />

Hot Beef Melt<br />

Sandwich<br />

Chicken Chow<br />

Mein<br />

Fish Cakes<br />

Chicken Caesar<br />

Salad<br />

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Meatloaf<br />

Shepherd’s Pie<br />

Pizza<br />

Beef Stew<br />

Pan Seared Trout<br />

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Cannelloni<br />

Steak Pie<br />

Chicken Corn<br />

Chowder & Biscuits<br />

Vegetable Lasagna<br />

Chicken Satay<br />

Skewers<br />

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Grilled Ciabatta<br />

Sandwich<br />

30<br />

Beef or Vegetable<br />

Chili<br />

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