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City of Guelph: POV required

City of Guelph: POV required

To comply with new regulations and enter the Evergreen Centre, the City of Guelph now requires: presentation of your Ontario Proof of Vaccination and government-issued identification,  completion verbal COVID-19 screening, and providing contact tracing information. Due to new regulations, the GWSA...

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All Details and Requirements

All Details and Requirements

Get Ready to Return:1: Complete the Waiver and provide Proof of Vaccination:  To help activities get started in early September, the IPP ACCESS Card was  provided to those who completed the GWSA COVID-19 Liability Waiver and provided Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.  This allowed Activity Groups to...

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Festive Holiday Trip: Dec. 5

Festive Holiday Trip: Dec. 5

TRAVEL IN DECEMBER 2021 – REGISTER IN OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2021. Sunday December 05, 2021. FESTIVE HOLIDAY TRIP TO NIAGARA FALLS.   Total Cost:  Members $120.00 Including Tax (NON-REFUNDABLE)   Code:  00022284   Join us to kick off the holiday season with a festive fun filled day in Niagara Falls. ...

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Technology Workshop: Oct. 5

Technology Workshop: Oct. 5

Technology Information and Knowledge Sharing Virtual Workshop - Part 8 Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:00 am - 11:30 am via Zoom & Toll free Workshop Facilitator: Noor Din, Founder and CEO, Human Endeavour / HOPE Resource Hub SALC 1) How to evaluate and select home internet package? 2) Common cell...

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CSS Story Sharing Workshops

CSS Story Sharing Workshops

‘Those Were the Days,’ a story sharing workshop. Back by popular demand! 8 virtual sessions. Every Friday 1:30pm-2:30pm, Oct 22- Dec 10. Sessions are conducted using zoom, so you can participate from the comfort of your home. No need to worry about the weather. Using personal events and memories,...

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GWSA Trip to St. Jacobs: October 7

GWSA Trip to St. Jacobs: October 7

TRAVEL IN OCTOBER 2021 – REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 24. Thursday, October 07, 2021:   A Day in St. Jacobs- Total Cost:  Members $25.00 (NON-REFUNDABLE**).   Code:  20651 Bookings close September 24, 2021  Join us for a visit to the market where you can shop at your leisure or have lunch (not...

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Book Nook Library: Now Open

Book Nook Library: Now Open

Now open Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm. This is an in-person activity which requires presentation of a GWSA IPP ACCESS Card for entry. The Evergreen Seniors Centre library has a wonderful collection of fiction and non-fiction books, videocassettes, CDs and DVDs in our Rotary Rotunda. This collection...

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Evergreen Kitchen: Update

Evergreen Kitchen: Update

As the City works through COVID protocols, efforts are being made to re-open the Evergreen Dining Room for limited to-go and frozen meal sales on September 23rd. As we are responding to Public Health and Provincial regulations, this date is subject to change. Please check this page regularly for...

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Digestive Health: Webinar

Digestive Health: Webinar

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EST. Managing Your Digestive Health webinar. Presenter: Kelsey Cheyne, Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF) is Canada's trusted resource on digestive health. Committed to providing useful, up-to-date...

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Volunteer Opportunities with GWSA

Volunteer Opportunities with GWSA

The GWSA is currently recruiting for Virtual Volunteers to assist with Committees, Special Events and on the GWSA Board of Directors. The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization run by volunteers serving approximately 2,700 members in the...

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Group Leaders Needed

Group Leaders Needed

Some of our Activity Groups need leaders so they can return to play at the GWSA! You might be a current member of the group or simply someone interested in joining and coordinating their activity. Beginners are always welcome. The following groups are looking for leaders: Bid Euchre 6-Handed...

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Register For GWSA Activities

Register For GWSA Activities

Learn More About All GWSA Activities Each Activity Group has its own web page. You can read all their details here: Register for Activity Groups  If you are not a GWSA member, you must first become a GWSA member to register for Activities. To become a GWSA member, you will either have to come in...

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Pick Up Your GWSA Card

Pick Up Your GWSA Card

You are likely still a member! GWSA memberships went 'on hold' on March 20, 2020.  That 'membership clock' restarts September 1, 2021 and your membership renewal date has been extended to provide the number of days you had left after we went 'on hold'. For example, if you old membership card shows...

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City Programs: Register

City Programs: Register

City of Guelph Programs. Preregister for fall programs (e.g. swimming, fitness classes, and general leisure activities, etc.) by clicking here. Fall recreation programs start Oct. 4. You are encouraged to register online or call 519-837-5699. If you are paying with cash, in-person registration is...

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Vaccination Information

Vaccination Information

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health has been gradually closing mass vaccination clinics now that the majority of local residents are vaccinated.   University of Guelph’s mass vaccination clinic closed on Aug. 6 Linamar’s vaccination clinic closed on Aug. 11 Clinics in West End Recreation...

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McMaster Study: Arts and Crafts

McMaster Study: Arts and Crafts

Do you have a love of the arts but now find it more difficult to access the creative outlets that you once enjoyed? McMaster University is looking for seniors to take part in a research study about older adults and the barriers they face when it comes to engaging in arts and crafts. You are...

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Evergreen Updates & Improvements

Evergreen Updates & Improvements

What's Happening at the Evergreen Centre? While in-person activities have been on hold, the City of Guelph has been using the opportunity to make many updates and improvements at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre. Please note that dining room service is not yet operating, and preorder and...

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Seniors Bike Wise Program: Register

Seniors Bike Wise Program: Register

Earlier this year, the City of Guelph Recreation Department submitted a grant application through the New Horizons for Seniors Grant for our proposed Bike Wise program and have been notified that we have been successful in our ask. The goal outlined in the grant application is to create...

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City Recreation Centres Open

City Recreation Centres Open

The City of Guelph is now in Step 3 of Ontario's Reopening Roadmap. Recreation centres open to the public for transit sales, rentals and drop-in swims Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, Victoria Road Recreation Centre and West End Community Centre are open at 50 per cent capacity for transit pass...

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Ontario: Step Three- What’s Open?

Ontario: Step Three- What’s Open?

Step Three:  Reopening July 16. Ontario is moving to Step 3 of its reopening plan on Friday July 16, five days earlier than planned, allowing for larger indoor and outdoor gatherings, the province said Friday. The move allows for outdoor social gatherings of up to 100 people and up to 25 people...

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Seniors Connect: Register here

Seniors Connect: Register here

Reach out to other seniors to connect with them! This year Parkwood has been working to provide programs that meet the needs of all our community members. We've noticed that many of our seniors are not able to connect with their community with the current COVID risks and restrictions. We'd like to...

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Grieving With Our Indigenous Friends and Family

Grieving With Our Indigenous Friends and Family

The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of a residential school experience. Support is available at 1-866-925-4419. For the second time in a month, evidence confirms what some have been accused of trying to...

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GWSA Board of Directors: Elected

GWSA Board of Directors: Elected

Each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) the members determine who will serve on the GWSA Board of Directors for the next year. At the 2021 AGM on June 8, the board expressed its appreciation to Athar Khan as he completed his term for contributing his time and skills over the years. Members...

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GWSA: Annual General Meeting

GWSA: Annual General Meeting

The GWSA held its Annual General Meeting via Zoom on June 8. If you wish to review the meeting information package, or the presentation, all of the documents are provided here. You can also take this opportunity to update your information on file so we can connect with you as needed.This event has...

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