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

September 1, 2017

Posted on: September 1, 2017

Bad news and good news.  Yes, it's the first of September (already!!) but that just means that the Rural 60+ Centre will be back to regular hours next week and resuming normal activities over the next month.

Some of our activities such as cribbage continue year-round but those that take a summer break are scheduled to return over the next few weeks.  The Good Company Choir will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 2 to 3 p.m.--just $40 for 8 classes.  Next up is disking, which will start on Monday, Sept. 25, at 1:30, at a cost of $4.  On Thursday, the 28th, chair yoga will be offered at 10 a.m. for a $5 fee with instructor Colleen Dolce, and the ever-popular watercolour classes will resume from 1 to 3:30 with instructor Pat Isaac at a cost of $50.

See you at the Centre!


August 14, 2017

Posted on: August 14, 2017

Rural 60 Plus will be celebrating Canada's 150th birthday on Saturday, September 9, from noon to 5 p.m.  Area residents 55 and older are invited to join us at the Centre for food and entertainment.  Vintage cars will also be on display, so come on out and enjoy an afternoon with friends, both old and new.

August 6, 2017

Posted on: August 6, 2017

On Friday, July 28, a bus load of Rural 60+ members toured Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, enjoying lunch at the MacKenzie Inn on the way with a stop at the Terry Fox Monument on the return trip.  Click on each picture to see a larger version.

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July 12, 2017

Posted on: July 12, 2017

Another bus tour is planned for Rural 60+ members, this time to the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, including a tour of Silver Islet and Lake Mary Louise.  On Friday, July 28, the bus will leave the Centre at 9:00 a.m. and make a lunch stop at the MacKenzie Inn before proceeding to the park.  The return trip will include a stop at the Terry Fox Monument.  If you are a paid-up member of Rural 60+, you can join this tour by adding your name to the sign-up sheet at the Centre or by calling Mary Germain at 475-9689.

June 22, 2017

Posted on: June 22, 2017

Congratulations to member Vera Hansen!  During our regular Wednesday afternoon cribbage games on June 14, Vera was dealt a perfect cribbage hand, scoring 29 points!

Well done, Vera!

June 6, 2017

Posted on: June 6, 2017

Plans are underway for Canada's 150th birthday, with the celebration tentatively scheduled for the end of summer.  Details will be posted as they become available.

And a reminder to all members and visitors that we will again be adopting summer hours, with the Centre closed on Mondays and Fridays during the months of July and August.  Normal hours will continue Tuesday through Thursday.

May 29, 2017

Posted on: May 29, 2017

Our annual yard sale held on Saturday, May 27, was well attended and a thank-you goes out to all who helped make this event another success.  The sale ended with the draw for the Boston rocker, which was won by Andrew Mior.  Thanks to all who supported Rural 60 by buying a ticket on our raffle, licence # M728887.

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May 11, 2017

Posted on: May 11, 2017

Registration for the 2017 version of the Northwest Senior Summer Games is fast approaching!  If you are at least 55 years of age, you can take part in any of 15 different events to be held June 5 to June 8.  You can bring your own partner for pairs or team events, or be paired with other singles in a random draw.  More details can be found in the brochures available on the front counter at Rural 60.  The participation fee varies with the activity, in addition to the Ontario Games Association affiliation fee of $10.  You can sign up at West Arthur Community Centre from Tuesday, May 23, to Friday, May 26, from 10 to 3, or at Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre on Monday, May 22, from 1 to 4, or Tuesday through Friday from 9 to 4.

May 7, 2017

Posted on: May 7, 2017

Our new Board of Directors met on Friday, the 5th, to elect their executive--details can be found on the "About Us" page at  Thank you to retiring board members Kathy Gilbert, Linda Hamilton, and Sharron Martyn for all of their service!  For those who may want to attend future board meetings, they will now be held on the first Friday of the month rather than the last Friday.  The next board meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 2, at 9:30 a.m.

The annual Rural 60 yard sale will be held on Saturday, May 27, from 10 till 1.  Tables are only $10 and can be reserved by contacting the centre.  Or . . . you could donate unwanted items to the Rural 60 table prior to that date.  At the end of the sale, some lucky person will win the Boston rocker, so be sure to get your tickets if you haven't already done so.

Our spring clean-up day at the centre will be Saturday, June 3, from 9 to 12.  A potluck lunch will follow.  Last year, only 10 hard-working members showed up to tidy our building and yard--let's have a better turn-out this year!

May 5, 2017

Posted on: May 5, 2017

There was a full house last night at The Eddy in Kakabeka Falls for the debut of our own Rural 60 Plus art class, and the walls were alive with their paintings as you will see below.

Sincere thanks to the management and staff of The Eddy for providing the opportunity to showcase their year's work.  The artwork remains on display, so please stop by and admire your neighbours' accomplishments! (more…)