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    • Walk Across Baffin Island
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  • Sleigh Ride
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  • Square Dancing
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Hello from the Seniors Friendship Club


Wednesday, January 20, 2021




Contact Us


For information, details or registration for any of the following Seniors Friendship Club’s many activities please contact us at We can also be reached by phone at 613-401-3452.


Consider becoming a member. Check out our website at <> for our calendar of activities or on Facebook at Sfc Uov to see the many things we are doing and planning for seniors in our community.




Your Input is Important


We will be surveying our members shortly regarding new activities and events they would like us to consider exploring. Your input is important to us. Stay tuned for an Expression of Interest Questionnaire that will be arriving soon to your inbox.






Senior’s Centre Without Walls


Senior’s Centre Without Walls (SCWW) provides free recreational activities over the phone with a group of other older adults in the community. Participants socialize and join in on such activities like Trivia, Book Club, Family Feud, Finish the Lyrics, Brain Games, Chair Yoga and Fitness. All are over the phone and free. Space is limited to 8 to 10 people. The following are some of the programs that will be held this month:




Chair Yoga - Weekly on Tuesdays from 10:30 - 11:15 led by Angela Stewart. Chair Yoga is a program through SCWW, via telephone. 


Angela is a certified yoga instructor and will take you through safe and gentle movements from the comfort of your kitchen chair. Throughout the session, there will be brief periods of meditation.




Book Club - Weekly on Tuesdays at 1 pm, SCWW will be hosting a book club. Check the SFC website under “Activities” for discussion topics.


Because the SCWW is a phone based program we will keep this book club to 6 people. If there is more interest, we will try to offer another book club at another time.




Table Talks - Bi-weekly starting on Friday January 22, 2021 at 10:30, Helen Keech will host a talk around a topic of interest. The first topic of the new year is “What Have You Learned During the Time of Covid-19”.




Trivia - Monday, January 25 at 12:30 relax, enjoy your lunch and test your Robbie Burns Day knowledge and have a few chuckles at the same time. This trivia is phone based.




  • SCWW Programs are multi-person phone conversations (conference calls)

  • No special equipment needed – any phone will do

  • Call yourself in the program, or we call you – it’s your choice

  • Each phone session averages 8 to 10 people on a call

  • You are able to hear each other, talk to one another, learn and/or just have fun.




The SFC SCWW would not be possible without funding support from the Older Adults Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) and the Government of Ontario.








Weekly on Wednesdays at 1:30 enjoy a snowshoe in the woods with other like-minded seniors.


We will gather near the chalet on Balmer Bay Road and be divided into groups of 5 to adhere to Covid regulations.


Wear your masks while we divide into groups and stay 2 metres apart while walking. Email if you plan to join the group as space is limited. Unfortunately, if you haven’t registered we cannot accommodate you.


No snowshoes? No problem. Join us anyway as the paths are often packed down and can easily be walked.


Although dogs are permitted on the snowshoeing trails, we ask that they stay at home as the paths are narrow.






Appetizers for the Mind


Thursday, January 21 from 7 – 8 pm. An evening of bite-sized talks that are sure to feed your curiosity about the natural world. From fat to glaciers to push-ups to smells, you are bound to discover some new facts to impress your family and friends.


You can find information regarding this evening on the SFC Facebook page or by searching “Appetizers for the Mind, McMaster University” and follow the links.






Hip and Balance Fitness


Weekly on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:10 Kim Knight will guide you through fitness exercises intended to improve your hip and balance. These fitness exercises will be guided through Zoom.






Cooking Classes


Jenna Walsh, a Registered Dietitian and a Canadian Diabetes Educator, will be leading cooking classes bi-weekly on Thursdays at 4:45. Our next class will be Thursday, January 21.


If anyone is interested in joining this culinary adventure please contact us and we will provide you with the recipes and grocery list. You don’t need to cook at the same time as everyone else if you don’t wish to, you can watch and cook at another time.


These cooking lessons are free to you and are made possible by the Government of Ontario – Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility.










Weekly onThursdays at 7:00 pm Madelaine Mageau will lead you through meditation exercises. Contact us for details.






Valentine’s Day


Calling on aspiring poets to send us, before Valentine's week, a poem or short prose piece on the theme of love, love of others or even of beloved pets. If preferred, one could instead send in a piece by a favourite poet.


Vanessa Sears, who grew up here and whose singing and acting talents have brought her to stardom, will be reading the selections.


Vanessa will be presenting through the Senior’s Centre Without Walls (SCWW). All you need to join us is a telephone; no computer required.


We look forward to receiving your submissions; please email them to us no later than February 10.








On Friday, January 29 at 1:50 Peter Boczar will be on keyboard for a public online performance. He will be also performing a Valentine’s themed concert for the SFC on Monday, February 15.


Contact us for Zoom details.






Ice Cleats


Ice cleats are available through the Seniors Friendship Club. These are high quality cleats and flip around and out of the way if you don’t need the grip.