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SFC NRT Article for 2020 September 9
 
Greetings from the Seniors Friendship Club. This is the time of year when we start our membership drive. 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 Ann Serdula (Membership Director) via email address: uovsfc55@gmail.com. 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 www.seniorsfriendshipclub.ca under About Us, or feel free to contact us at uovsfc55@gmail.com 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 uovsfc55@gmail.com along with the e-transfer.
If you have any questions about membership, please contact Ann Serdula at annserdula97@vianet.ca or at 613-584-2238.
 
Although we have not been able to meet up, we have been encouraging virtual activities as well as trips to local and valley points of interest. Recently, two groups attended a tour of the local Nuclear Heritage Museum (NHM). If anyone missed it and is still interested, please let us know and we will coordinate with the folks at the NHM for another tour. We will be making arrangements for a tour of the Clock Museum in town, later in the fall, so stay tuned.
Fall Fair - Perhaps a fall fair is of interest to you. Fall Artisan Fair - Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10 AM – 2 PM - Petawawa Heritage Village.
 
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County invite people living with dementia and their caregivers to join 'Let's Get Moving' and become physically active from home with this virtual fitness program every Wednesday at 3 pm. Physical activity has been known to improve your mood, sleep, and memory. Persons with dementia and their caregivers are invited to join and become physically active from home. Go to https://dementiahelp.ca/virtual-program-categorie/exercise-and-fitness/ and click on Let’s Get Moving to register for this program.
 
Movies – Although we are not gathering to watch a movie together again yet, we are happy to tell you about movies that are in the Deep River Library which may be of interest. The movie - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - “Two-time Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor.”
 
Do you enjoy music? The Canadian Opera Company has put together a wonderful virtual performance. “In this time of physical distancing, music can help fulfill our need for human connection. That's why we invited music lovers of all ages and backgrounds to join our community Virtual Choir for a performance of one of the most rousing pieces in the history of opera, Verdi’s “Anvil Chorus” from Il Trovatore. The response has been truly inspiring: we received over 200 submissions from all across the globe, and we are delighted to share their artistry with you in the final video below.” This excerpt is taken from the Canadian Opera Company webpage https://www.coc.ca/virtualchoir. If you wish to view the video, simply go to https://www.coc.ca/virtualchoir and click on the video which is currently being displayed on their home page, or in your browser, type in: https://youtu.be/oypLDFKNd4I which will take you directly to the video of COC Virtual Choir | "Anvil Chorus" from Verdi's IL TROVATORE.
 
Time for a chuckle.
 
How does a penguin build its house? Igloos it together.
 
Teacher: Give me a sentence which includes the words, Defence, Defeat, Detail. Student: When a horse jumps over defence, defeat go first and then detail.
 
People visit my past more than I do. I don’t live there anymore, sweetheart. I sold the whole building.
 
Shop assistant fought off armed robber with his labelling gun. Police are now looking for a man with a price on his head.
 
Wife: I think my mind is almost gone. Husband: I’m not surprised, you’ve been giving me a piece of it every day for years.
 
Stay safe, Everyone. Don’t forget, you can contact us anytime by email at uovsfc55@gmail.com or check us out on our website at www.seniorsfriendshipclub.ca, or on Facebook at Sfc Uov.
 
SFC’s COVID-19 Policy will follow the current advice of Renfrew County and District Health Unit.