Rural 60 Plus

We Still Know How to Have Fun

5 Pineview Road
Kakabeka Falls, Ontario P7K 0G8
Phone: (807) 475-5779

Rural 60 Plus News

April 16, 2018

Posted on: April 16, 2018

We have a couple of community events coming up.  The first will be our participation in the Norwest Community Health Fair being held at the Kakabeka Legion on Saturday, May 26, from 12 to 3 p.m.  In support of this event, we will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the Rural Cupboard Food Bank food drive.  You can drop off your contributions at the Centre until May 25.

We are also holding a spring yard sale at Rural 60 Plus on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  You can drop off gently-used items at the Centre prior to that date or you may rent your own table for a fee of $10.

April 13, 2018

Posted on: April 13, 2018

The Rural 60 Plus quilters are making great progress on this year's project, using a pattern named "Garden Path".  If you would like to put some stitches in this beautiful quilt, drop by the Centre Tuesdays between 10 and 3.

April 12, 2018

Posted on: April 12, 2018

Here's a little more detail on our upcoming Annual General Meeting on Friday, April 27.  This year's event will be held at the Kakabeka Legion, with supper at 5 p.m. consisting of vegetables and dip, chef salad, baked chicken, potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables, and dessert dainties.  The AGM will follow including the election of 6 more members to the Board of Directors.  Thank you to the following people who have let their names stand for positions on the board:  Sharon Beerthuizen, Sharon Corrigan, Merle Graham, Susan Hanton, Margaret Hess, Lucy Kloosterhuis, Carol Nesbitt, and Darlene Watts.  A huge thanks also to the existing board members who have one year left on their term of office:  Tina Guzzell, Lloyd Hanton, Bob MacMaster, and Oscar Mattas.

April 10, 2018

Posted on: April 10, 2018

Rural 60 has some surplus items that are now up for bid.  The largest of these is a 10" King Canada table saw which was purchased new in 2009.  Sealed bids on the saw will be accepted at the office until May 31--please mark "Table Saw" on the outside of the envelope, and "Attention Lloyd Hanton".  Also available are computer printers and miscellaneous exercise equipment, including exercise mats, weights, basketballs, hand weights, stretchy exercise bands, croquet set, and more.  Sealed bids on these items will be accepted at the Centre until May 18.  All of the above can be seen at the Centre during our normal hours of operation, and bidding is open to everyone in the community.

March 8, 2018

Posted on: March 8, 2018

The Centre will be closed on Friday, March 16, to permit work on the plumbing.  Regular activities will resume on Monday, the 19th.

March 7, 2018

Posted on: March 7, 2018

There has been a change of date and venue for our Annual General Meeting.  It will now be held on Friday, April 27, at the Kakabeka Falls Legion.  Supper will be supplied at 5 p.m. with the AGM to follow.  You need bring nothing but yourself so come on out and enjoy!  As part of the meeting, we will be electing members to our Board of Directors, and we need more candidates to replace those Directors who are not returning.  If you would be willing to run for a 2-year term, please submit your name and phone number to the board by April 5.  We all owe a huge thank-you to those who devote their time to ensure the smooth operation of our Centre . . . so THANK YOU!!!  A final reminder that your 2018 membership dues must be paid to permit you to vote.

March 5, 2018

Posted on: March 5, 2018

Eight people turned out for the first euchre games, and we've added more sessions.  Euchre will be played at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 9-16-23.  As the Centre will be closed on March 30, playing will resume on April 6 and 20.  If you are interested in learning the game, please call or email the Centre and leave a message.

The wi-fi at the Centre has been upgraded.  You can now connect anywhere in the building without needing a password.  And speaking of upgrades, we will soon have new blinds in the library and carving room, as well as new flooring in the storage room.

And finally, we are accepting sealed bids for the 10" King Canada table saw that we purchased new in 2009.  You can check it out at the Centre during normal hours of operation, and if you are interested, drop off your bid by the end of May with the envelope marked to the attention of Lloyd Hanton.


February 6, 2018

Posted on: February 6, 2018

The Centre will be closed on the Family Day holiday, Monday, February 19.  In the meantime, though, we have a lot going on.  Disking and cribbage have already resumed on Mondays and Wednesdays respectively, and both yoga and water colour painting will start up again on Thursday, February 15; yoga, at 10 a.m., and water colours at 1 p.m.  The quilting group is beginning their next fund-raising project as well.  If you're a quilter, come on out and join them any Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

January 31, 2018

Posted on: January 31, 2018

If you enjoy playing cards, you may want to join us at Rural 60+ to play euchre.  If you aren't familiar with the game, don't let that stop you!  The game is easy to master and co-ordinator Marie Mann will teach you the finer points.  We will play at the Centre every second Friday at 1 p.m., beginning on March 2, then again on the 16th.  As the 30th is Good Friday, the Centre will be closed and we will resume our games on April 6 and 20th.  If you'd like to give it a try, there is a sign-up sheet on the front counter at Rural 60+.

January 13, 2018

Posted on: January 13, 2018

Change of plans!  Yoga classes have been postponed for 2 weeks and will now resume on Thursday, February 15, at 10 a.m.  All other details remain the same.

The Centre has acquired a quilting frame and machine that will accommodate up to a queen-sized quilt.  Barb Zettek will be giving a demonstration on how to use this machine and the associated computer and laser attachment.  Please join us on Tuesday, January 30, at 10 a.m. to see this machine in action!

And our plans to include euchre in the Centre's activities are being finalized now.  Stayed tuned for a date and time for the startup.