June is Seniors' Month - Activities happening at the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association

In recognition of Seniors' Month this June, the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association has added a number of special events to its list of ongoing activities and programs. While the GWSA focuses primarily on seniors 55 plus in years, most of the scheduled events will be open to the community at large.

The Heart and Stroke Society Big Bike Ride fund raiser takes place on June 12 commencing at Boston Pizza on Woodlawn Road at 1:00 pm. The GWSA will be participating with members pedalling one of the bikes. Participation requires either a $50.00 donation or $50.00 in pledges. For the information of GWSA members, there are still a few seats available on our 29 seat Big Bike.

Perhaps the busiest day of Seniors' Month at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre will be Thursday, June 13 with 3 concurrent activities. They start with an inclusive steak barbeque lunch to be held in the Evergreen dining room. There will be 2 sittings, 1:30 to 12:30 and 12:30 to 1:30. The cost is $15.00 per person and is open to all.

Following lunch, the GWSA will be hosting an Open House and New Members Reception in the gymnasium from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Representatives from the many activity groups will be present to answer any and all questions related to their ongoing programs. There will be a presentation for New Members, but all will be invited to sit in. The open house is open to the community at large and there is no cost. Refreshments will be available.

Also commencing at 1:00 pm as a part of the new GWSA Art in the Hall program, there will be a Pastel Class Art Show featuring works by the Pastel Class. Instructors and students will be available to discuss their artwork.

On Monday, June 17, from 10:00 - 11:30 am, Mr. Dale Mills will be presenting a North Pole Expedition Seminar speaking about his trek across the ice pack to the North Pole. The seminar is free, but registration is recommended.

There will be an opportunity on both Tuesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 27, for individuals to take advantage of Try-it Fitness classes. Strength training and Qi Gong will be featured respectively. The classes will be held at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre. Once tried, individuals may choose to register for the scheduled summer sessions. Call the Evergreen Centre at 519-823-1291 for class times and to register.

The month will be capped off with the GWSA Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 26. The AGM will be held in the gymnasium commencing at 1:00pm and is open to all GWSA members. Attendance is encouraged.

While all of the above events are taking place, the GWSA Community Support Services group continue through the month with their schedule of ongoing programs and events.