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.
Rural 60 Plus News
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!
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.
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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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.
Our new Board of Directors met on Friday, the 5th, to elect their executive--details can be found on the "About Us" page at http://www.rural60plus.ca/about-us/. 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!
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…)
Congratulations to our new and returning board members who were elected at last Friday's Annual General Meeting! Tina Guzzel, Lloyd Hanton, Bob MacMaster, Oscar Mattas, and Etta Nowak will join Sharon Corrigan, Mary Germain, Lucy Kloosterhuis, Bernie Leger, and Ellen Olson to ensure the continued smooth operation of our centre for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The new board will meet on Friday, April 28, so stay tuned for more information to be posted following that meeting.
The talented folks from the Rural 60 Plus art class will be showing their work later this month at The Eddy in Kakabeka Falls. Stop by on Thursday, April 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to meet the artists; a reception with refreshments and snacks will be available. The artwork will remain on display through the month of May.
Diabetes Health Thunder Bay will be at the Centre from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 7 and again on October 4. Please call the clinic at 344-3422 to make an appointment.
It's not too early to think about the 2017 Northwest Senior Games. In their 33rd year, the Games will run from June 6 to 9, offering those 55 years of age and older the opportunity to compete in over a dozen events from cribbage to bowling to golf. Registration will take place during the last week of May, and more details on this will follow in later posts.
And finally, a reminder that the annual General Meeting--including the election of board members--will take place at the Centre on Friday, April 21, following a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. In addition to a hot or cold dish, please remember to bring your own plate, cup and cutlery, and mark any dish that contains nuts.
The Rural 60 Plus Centre will reopen one week from today, on Monday, March 13. In addition to resuming all of our normal activities, we will be offering chair yoga with Colleen beginning on Thursday, March 16, at 10 a.m. A small participation fee applies.