Here's a presentation you won't want to miss! On Friday, November 10, Henry Templeman from the IDA Pharmacy in Kakabeka Falls will be giving a talk at the Centre beginning at 1:30. He will describe the services now available locally including the walk-in clinic, information on drug side effects, proper disposal of old medication, and mobility aids for seniors. His presentation will be followed by a question period and refreshments.
Rural 60 Plus News
We have another date to mark on your calendar! Our annual Craft Sale will take place on Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the end of the sale, some lucky ticket holder will win the draw for the Celebration Rose quilt, the prize-winning creation of our quilting group. You still have plenty of time to get your ticket, up to and including the day of the sale (License #M800802). The Centre will open at 9 a.m. that day for vendors to set up. Anyone interested in renting a table for $10 can contact us by phone or email as shown at the top of this page and someone will get back to you. Everyone is invited to drop by to do some early Christmas shopping or visit our bake table. Refreshments will also be sold.
Over 100 people enjoyed the Canada 150 celebration at Rural 60 Plus on Saturday, September 9. The weather cooperated so that visitors could take advantage of the outdoor venue, including a BBQ, a display by the Thunder Bay Vintage Sports Car Club, and entertainment by Crystal River, the trio of Eldon and Donna Kangas and Irvin Heney. Many thanks to MPP Bill Mauro for attending and to the Government of Ontario for funding the event.
Pictured above are Lloyd Hanton, President of Rural 60+, Diane Buchan, Susan MacMaster, MPP Bill Mauro, Sharon Corrigan, and Tina Guzzell. These ladies formed the organizing committee.
Indoor displays were also popular featuring many of the activities that take place at the Centre. (more…)
Congratulations once again to the quilters at Rural 60 Plus! This year's quilt, the Celebration Rose, took first place at Hymers Fair on Labour Day weekend. Well done, ladies! The quilt will be raffled off later this fall, so be sure to get your tickets.
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!
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.
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. (more…)
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.
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.