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One Of A Kind Trip

One Of A Kind Trip

Monday, November 28th, 2022. ONE OF A KIND SHOW Total cost: Members only - $72.00  non-refundable. Code  30652   Registration starts on Tue Oct 4th,2022.  Booking deadline is Fri Nov 4th, 2022.    Join us as we explore the unique and diverse arts and crafts at this impressive craft show at the...

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New OACAO Workshops: September

New OACAO Workshops: September

The GWSA is a member of OACAO. Here are some upcoming workshops you can participate in this September. You can get all the information and register at:  https://oacao.wildapricot.org/Upcoming-Events   Key Liability Considerations for Nonprofit Organizations as they Return to In-Person Events -...

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Saturday Social Dances- Evergreen

Saturday Social Dances- Evergreen

Tickets are available now! The Saturday Social Dance is a project of the GWSA (Guelph Wellington Seniors Association) which is looking to provide a social venue for people who love to dance.   FOR WHOM: The dance is open to the public.  Singles and couples are welcome. WHEN: Next Dance: Saturday,...

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Trips, Travel, & Tours

Trips, Travel, & Tours

The GWSA offers a great variety of day trips and tours planned by our committee of volunteers, and catering to the interests of our senior community. These trips are available to all GWSA members for a nominal fee. Most trips are by deluxe coach which may include washroom facilities, and the...

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Board Executive Appointed

Board Executive Appointed

At a special orientation board meeting held July 27, 2022, for returning and new board members, the new Executive Committee was elected as follows: President – Pat Gage; Vice President– Donna Keating; Treasurer – Sam Marzouk; Secretary – Brooke Gibbons  (City Recreational Coordinator); Directors ...

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Niagara Wine and Food- Oct. 4

Niagara Wine and Food- Oct. 4

Tuesday Oct 4th, 2022. Experience Niagara's Wine & Food. Total cost: Members only - $130.00  non-refundable. Code  27896.   Registration starts on Tues Aug 2nd ,2022.  Booking deadline is Fri Sept 16, 2022.   Join us for the day in the Niagara wine region. Our coach will take us directly to...

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Help during Guelph municipal election

Help during Guelph municipal election

Are you interested in helping at the 2022 Guelph municipal election?  You can get paid to help at a voting poll in October!  Fill out the application form by August 19, 2022. The City of Guelph is getting ready for the 2022 Municipal Election coming in October and we have job opportunities for...

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In and Around Guelph- Sept. 14

In and Around Guelph- Sept. 14

This trip has been cancelled due to level of participation. Please check out other trips as they become available.  Wednesday Sept 14th, 2022 Exploring Our Community - A Day in and around Guelph. Total cost: Members only - $90.00 taxes included non-refundable.    Code: 27903 Registration starts on...

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Book Nook:  Library Automation

Book Nook: Library Automation

Book Nook now Automated! The library volunteers have automated the library by scanning the entire Book Nook collection into our new "libib" software. This will be very useful to members! The board approved the conversion which uses wireless bluetooth bar code scanning to record each item in the...

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New Board of Directors

New Board of Directors

The GWSA members have elected the new Board of Directors for 2022-2023 as follows: GWSA Board of Directors: 2022-2023. Charlie Bishop; Ken Fugler; Pat Gage; Donna Keating; Wenda King; Sam Marzouk; Sam Montoya; Elizabeth Steggles; Janice Robertson; Yvonne Thomas; Ex Officio: Adam Rutherford (City...

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GWSA Website- updates

GWSA Website- updates

We continue to make improvements to the latest GWSA website that relaunched in 2020.  In June 2022, new drop-down submenus were added to make it easier to locate what you need  There is now a live online Activity Calendar A 'Book Nook' link to Libib lets you explore the entire library collection...

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Annual Report 2021-2022

Annual Report 2021-2022

Each year, the GWSA publishes a report to its members in preparation for the Annual General Meeting. The meeting occurred this year on June 21 at the Evergreen Centre. The Annual Report includes lotst of information about the GWSA's work over the past year, detailed reports from Committees and...

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AGM Package

AGM Package

The GWSA Annual General Meeting took place on June 21 at 1:30 pm in the Auditorium of the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre.  Printed copies of the AGM Package and the Annual Report remain available at the Evergreen Centre. The information package contained everything to participate fully in the...

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Out on the Shelf- Survey

Out on the Shelf- Survey

The City of Guelph and Out on the Shelf are looking to start a program for older adults (55+) that identify as part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. They have indicated that they would greatly benefit from feedback and suggestions to assist them in developing this program, and would love your support in...

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Current Requirements

Current Requirements

GWSA is following the province, City of Guelph, and WDG Public Health. June 11, 2022:  Provincial mandates have been lifted for most public settings. Masks are still recommended for public transit and health-care facilities. Individual organizations and businesses continue to have authority to...

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Beans and Beef Study: U of G

Beans and Beef Study: U of G

Older adults (60+ years) are needed for a nutrition study looking at how beans and beef affect appetite The study will involve:• 1 screening visit (30-45 minutes)• 1 study orientation visit (30-45 minutes)• 3 study visits which will each involve:  A 4-hour morning study visit where a breakfast...

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Arthritis Services:  Evergreen Centre

Arthritis Services: Evergreen Centre

Do you have questions about arthritis and how it may be affecting you? We invite you to make an appointment with Kristin Dillon. She is an Occupational Therapist from Arthritis Society and she will be returning to the Evergreen Seniors Centre Health Room on the first Thursday of every month...

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SOS- Transition to Compass

SOS- Transition to Compass

Compass will assume the Seniors Offering Support (SOS) telephone program from the Guelph Wellington Seniors’ Association (GWSA) this April. The free of charge telephone visiting service for isolated seniors will complement Compass’ existing Telephone Support services, which include Distress Line...

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GWSA- COVID Protocols Update

GWSA- COVID Protocols Update

GWSA COVID-19 UPDATE:  GWSA is guided by the requirements of the province, WDG Public Health, and the City of Guelph. In March, the province removed the general compliance rules on masking, physical distancing, and screening. Many of our members continue to wear masks. We ask that everyone respect...

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Vaccine-  Booster Doses

Vaccine- Booster Doses

Booster Doses for Eligible Populations. Updated: April 6, 2022. WDG Public Health is offering a second booster dose (for most people it will be their fourth dose) to eligible populations and intervals, as listed below. The intent of a booster dose is to increase protection that may have decreased...

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Procedure: If a Close Contact

Procedure: If a Close Contact

Some people wonder what to do if they ‘may have been exposed’ to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. You may hear after spending time in an activity group that someone tested positive on a home antigen test. If you may have been exposed to someone who tested positive, the province recommends...

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GWSA Member Discounts: Apply

GWSA Member Discounts: Apply

Fee Assistance in Recreation (FAIR):  The Fee Assistance in Recreation Program (FAIR) can be used to reduce membership dues and program fees by as much as 80%. The GWSA contributes each year to the FAIR program to ensure that our GWSA programs and those offered by the City of Guelph remain...

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CSS: Funding Update

CSS: Funding Update

CSS Funding Update: March 2022.  The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association works with the City of Guelph and agencies like the United Way to offer diverse programs for seniors. As a non-profit association we rely on available funding sources and apply for numerous grants each year. While our GWSA...

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