Rural 60 Plus

You Are Never Too Old To Have Fun!

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

Rural 60 Plus News


Posted on: March 23, 2020

Hi Folks

Just this Monday past, a Board Member received an email from a relative containing what was suppose to be authentic Government Coronavirus Virus information.

It had come to the relative from their close friend and they believed it was helping by passing it along to more friends and family. IT WAS BOGUS. IT WAS FAKE. It contained information that could harm you if you followed the advise.

The relative sent an immediate retraction and apologies but there you go. Best intentions and yet many received fake information.

Here are the proper information sources. Just click on a link:

Or telephone Thunder Bay Public Health Unit information at (807) 625-5900. They will help you.

Please educate yourself and please do not pass on information that you yourself have not verified as absolutely authentic.

Stay Strong & Stay Safe!

Your Board


Posted on: March 22, 2020

Hi Folks,

Just a quick update to say the Centre will continue closed for the next 2 weeks as planned.

Your Board is staying up to date with Government and Health Authorities and their directives and anything new that we learn and think you should know, we'll post ASAP.

If you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to send an email ( or leave a voice mail (475-5779) at the Office.

Practice physical distancing and Stay well!

Your Board

Need Something from Centre?

Posted on: March 15, 2020

Hi Folks,

If you have a personal item(s) that you would like to get from the Centre, we are opening the Centre this Wednesday, March 18, for 2 hours, from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM for you.

Please understand that this is for picking up personal items only and not an opportunity to do a "smidge more" on your favourite project - sorry!

Again we thank all of you for your patience and understanding as we work through these very unique times!

Stay well!

Your Board


Posted on: March 13, 2020

Hi Everyone,

Your Board is temporarily closing the Centre to all activities and members and suspending any outside recreational activities (e.g. Bus Trip) for a period of at least 3 weeks. We will re-evaluate the situation at the end of that period and advise you of our review.

Our action is guided by the recent decision of Oliver-Paipoonge Municipality to close all Municipal facilities to meetings and gatherings as well as the community recommendations announced by the TBDHU Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Janet DeMille at her News Conference held Thursday morning, March 12.

The purpose in all of this is "to break the chain" of transmission.

Let's all do our part!

Thank you for your help and understanding!

Your Board

More information:
Thunder Bay District Health Unit Coronavirus Information

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Hi Everyone,

Unless you have been living in a vacuum, you are very aware of and have some knowledge about an infection called the Noval Coronavirus or Coronavirus 2019 or Corvid-19 .... they are all the same nasty bug that is making an awful lot of folks ill, some very ill, some dying, all over the world.

Not only is it an easy infection to catch but the virus hits harder, substantially harder, the older you are! The harmful effects rise rapidly in severity in we seniors beginning around 60+ and becomes most severe in those 80+. Yep, the very age range of our membership!

The Board is requesting, until further notice, that all members and their friends who have travelled outside of Canada, including the USA, since the beginning of the year and who are just now returning as of early March, to please, not visit the Centre for a period of two weeks after their return. Also, any member or their friends who are experiencing recent coughing or sneezing episodes or have mild flu-like symptoms not visit the Centre until their condition has passed. Of course, members dealing with chronic conditions and not recent ones, please use your best judgement during these times.

For current and factual information on the virus and in our Thunder Bay region, here is the Public Health Unit phone number 625-5900 or click on their website link:

Thunder Bay District Health Unit Coronavirus Information

Thank you for helping!

Loom Room News!!

Posted on: February 8, 2020

If you are a member of Rural 60 Plus and a weaver, but don't have the right size of loom for your project, you can now rent one of our looms at $15.00 per project at the Center.

We have available Table, 36", 45" and a 60", 4@ shaft looms and two 45" 8@ shafts looms.

Any of our looms can be rented. In the event the loom that you need is occupied, we will put your name on a "first come - first serve" list and call you when it becomes available.

Please note the REQUIREMENTS:
1. You are a current paid member of Rural 60 Plus.
2. You provide your own supplies.
3. You sign the current Rural 60 Plus 'Waiver of Liability'.

If you are interested, please contact the Center at (807) 475-5779 or email "".
You can also call Tina, Weaving Coordinator, at (807) 624-7580 or email ""

"Warp speed ahead!"Weavers' Heaven!

A Little View of 2020

Posted on: December 23, 2019

Hi Friends:

Here's what is re-starting at the Centre come January, 2020:

Disking ............. Monday, Jan 6 - Apr 27
Choir ............... Tuesday, Jan 7
Quilting ............ Wednesday, Jan 8
Cribbage ............ Wednesday, Jan 8
Painting ............ Thursday, Jan 16
Yoga ................ Thursday, Feb 6 - Apr 23

And for a really exciting time, the next Board Meeting is January 10!


Site Maintenance

Posted on: December 17, 2019

Hi Everyone!

We're doing some site maintenance and will have our "What's New" and "Notices" back up-to-date very shortly. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Should you need the most current information, please email or phone the Centre and we will be happy to answer your questions!

Happy to hammer!

Upcoming Events

Posted on: June 14, 2019

We've added an "Upcoming Events" link to the top menu to make details of scheduled events more  accessible.  As occasions such as dinners or yard sales are planned, we'll announce them in "What's New" but also post the details on our Upcoming Events page so that you can refer to them easily as the event approaches.

Memorial Plaques

Posted on: June 10, 2019

We would like to update the memorial plaques displayed in the hallway at Rural 60 Plus.  If you do Calligraphy (or if you can suggest someone else who does), please contact the Centre by phone or email.