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SFC NRT Article for 2020 November 25

Hello from the Seniors Friendship Club, for Wednesday, November 25th, 2020. 

Where does the snowman keep his money?  In the snowbank!

SFC Annual General Meeting – Monday, November 30, 2020

According to the regulations of the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, the Seniors Friendship Club must hold an Annual General Meeting.  The deadline for holding this AGM has been extended to 31 December 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions.  The AGM is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Monday, 30 November 2020, at the Deep River Legion upstairs.  We can accommodate 50 to 56 members.

COVID-19 protocols will be followed and members in attendance will need to wear a mask and abide by social distancing.

Ice Cleats

The SFC has 10 pairs of ice cleats available to members.  Please contact: for more details.

“Through the Lens” - The SFC will be hosting a Holiday Photography Contest; more details to follow in next week's NRT.

Wednesday Walks to Wednesday Snowshoeing

Our weather now has us thinking of changing our footwear for outdoor activities, from hiking boots to snowshoes.  This week's walk wascancelled due to snow and ice conditions.  Stay tuned for possiblesnowshoe outings which will be led by Wayne WorkmanWith the change in weather, it may be advisable to bring walking poles with you, for stability. ***Although we will be outside, we still need to keep a 2-metre distance, so please have a mask at the ready in case we get a bit crowded. We do want to stay safe.


Talk on Anthropocene - Thursday, November 26 at 3:00 pm – Dr. Heather Davis will be giving a talk on the Anthropocene, via Zoom.  Heather Davis is an assistant professor of Culture and Media at Eugene Lang College, The New School. Her current book project, Plastic Matter, argues that plastic has transformed the world due to its incredible longevity and range, as it has also transformed our understandings and expectations of matter and materiality.  Davis has written widely for art and academic publications on questions of contemporary art, politics and ecology, and has lectured internationally, including at the MoMA, Columbia, MIT, Sonic Acts Academy, Transmediale, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Yinchuan Biennale.  She is the co-editor of Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies (Open Humanities Press, 2015) and editor of Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada (MAWA and McGill Queen’s UP, 2017).

This talk will explain the concept of the Anthropocene, its emergence, spread, and the critiques of the concept.  Heather will explore some of the unintended consequences of the current environmental crisis, from the birth of new organisms to re-envisioning wasted landscapes, drawing upon work by artists approaching the novel ecologies of the Anthropocene.  For those interested in attending this Zoom talk, please sign up at or contact Diane at 613-584-3033 by November 24th.


December 15 at the CEC - “With a Side Order of Smiles: Stories of the Ottawa Valley by Dave Thompson - How’s your inner child? Dave Thompson’s inner child is alive and well and getting him into all sorts of adventures. He is fond of trying new things, especially if they are outdoors and challenging. And as a senior, Dave’s life just keeps getting easier because, while the challenges come often, participation is his only measure of success.

Dave shares with us fun events in a series of stories about snow sports, mountain biking, canoeing, and home life. Be prepared to laugh out loud at some of the “punch lines” and to smile often as the story unfolds. And be prepared to say, “Yes, I’ve been there.””  More details on this event will be in next week’s NRT.



Seniors Center Without Walls Programming – Last week we mentioned our new programming strategy which uses the telephone, no computer required. Each telephone program offered will be approximately 30 minutes in length; anyone interested in a program will be given a phone number and code with which to call-in and participate. Programs which we plan to offer on a regular basis are: Chair Yoga, Safe Strengthening Exercises, Card Bingo, Sing-along, Storytelling, Family Feud game, etc. The list will be growing as we bring on more people to offer and run each program. A program schedule will be made available to all members in early December. The best thing about this is that you can do it from the comfort of your own home but you are still connected with others, through the phone, participating at the same time.


Pedal Power - Biking Around the World at Home 

We are pleased to loan Dementia Society foot pedals to support those who are physically distancing. It is our hope that this will bring a practical and engaging form of daily exercise to those who are unable to leave their homes at this time.  A list of available online videos will be provided to those who borrow pedals to help make their experience more enjoyable – of course you can also search online for your own videos that you enjoy while cycling!

For more information please contact Audrey Edwards: or 1-888-411-2067.  Two sets of pedals are available in our local area; just contact Audrey for details.

Lunch Time TriviaWe have been invited by Shelley McLeod, Program Manager of the Eganville & District Seniors to join their Zoom Lunchtime Trivia.  ‘Grab a snack, then join us for ZOOM LUNCH TIME TRIVIA – just for fun.  Time: 12:30 pm.  Dates: Mon. Nov. 30, Dec 14.  General knowledge & local trivia questions, prepared by Kathleen O’Grady.  All participants will get a chance to win a prize at the conclusion of Dec. 14 game. (You must have attended at least three days to qualify.)  To register: phone 613-628-2354 or email:

ZOOM TUTORIAL 2020 – Guide for Beginners

If you are new to Zoom, here is a link to the instructional YouTube video on how to use Zoom:  Otherwise, go in to YouTube, and in the search bar, type: ZOOM TUTORIAL 2020 | How To Use Zoom STEP BY STEP For Beginners! [COMPLETE GUIDE]


Are you new to the area, or looking for help around your house and yard?  Check out the Deep River and Area Service Providers List.  You can find it on our website (Seniors Friendship Club) under the Our Friends tab.  This list has been compiled as a result of satisfied customers who have used the services listed; it ranges from handyman services, trades, lawn cutting, snow removal, etc.

Stay safe, Everyone.  Don’t forget, you can contact us anytime by email at or check us out on our website at, or on Facebook at Sfc Uov.

Reminder:  Our SFC membership year runs from September 1st, 2020 to September 30, 2021.  For anyone wishing to renew their membership, this can be done in one of two non-contact ways: 1 - by placing your $20 membership fee, with your name, in an envelope and dropping it in the SFC box on the counter at the Deep River town hall, or 2 – by sending your $20 membership fee by e-transfer to Seniors Friendship Club via email address:  Due to COVID-19 we will not be issuing membership cards.  For those wishing to join the SFC, you can find our membership form on our webpage at under About Us, or feel free to contact us at and we will email it to you.  Once complete, it can be dropped into the SFC box on the Deep River town hall counter with the membership fee, or it can be scanned or photographed and sent to us at along with the e-transfer.

If you have any questions about membership, please contact Ann Serdula at or at 613-584-2238.

SFC’s COVID-19 Policy will follow the current advice of Renfrew County and District Health Unit.