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

June 15, 2018

Posted on: June 15, 2018


[caption id="attachment_1260" align="alignleft" width="300"] Garden Path[/caption]

Tickets are now available on this year's beautiful hand-made quilt, "Garden Path" (Licence #M800819).  Members who are willing to help by selling a book or two of tickets can contact Sharon Corrigan to obtain them.  As usual, the draw will be held immediately following our craft sale in November.

June 11, 2018

Posted on: June 11, 2018

Thanks to all the volunteers and vendors who made the Rural 60 Plus yard sale a success on Saturday, June 2.  And another huge thank you to the 14 members who came out on Saturday, the 9th, to give our Centre a thorough spring cleaning, inside and out!

Rural 60 Plus will adopt summer hours for July and August, operating on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Most of our auxiliary programs such as yoga, euchre, and watercolours have already ended and will resume in the fall--only cribbage will continue through the summer on Wednesday afternoons.

May 18, 2018

Posted on: May 18, 2018

The first full week of June will be a busy one!  In addition to the Rural 60 Plus yard sale on Saturday, June 2, and the Northwest Senior Games from June 3 to 8, we are holding our annual clean-up day at the Centre on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon with a potluck lunch to follow.  We all enjoy using the Centre for our various activities, so let's get together to give it a thorough spring cleaning--the more, the merrier!

May 8, 2018

Posted on: May 8, 2018

Everyone in the local area who is 55 or older is invited to take part in the annual Northwest Senior Games being held in Thunder Bay from June 3 to 8, 2018.  There are 16 scheduled events ranging from card games to bowling to golf.  If you'd like to participate, you can register at the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre on River Street on Monday, May 21, from 1 to 4 p.m., or Tuesday to Friday of that week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or at West Arthur Community Centre Tuesday, the 22nd, to Friday, the 25th, from 8:30  to 12 p.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m.  There is an Ontario Games Association affiliation fee of $10 plus the individual event fee for each activity that you enter.  For a complete list of events, stop by the 55 Plus Centre or visit their website here.

May 2, 2018

Posted on: May 2, 2018

Next fall when our Rural 60 Plus memberships come due, the annual renewal will be $15, still probably the best deal we'll get all year!

And there was an excellent turnout for the Annual General Meeting last Friday.  Following the supper, six people were elected to the Board of Directors:  Lucy Kloosterhuis, Susan Hanton, Sharon Beerthuizen, Sharon Corrigan, Carol Nesbitt, and Merle Graham.  They will join Tina Guzzell, Lloyd Hanton, Bob MacMaster, and Oscar Mattas to keep our Centre running smoothly.

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.