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In November, the Chalk River and Area Lions Club donated $500 to the Seniors Friendship Club.
Seen here presenting, on behalf of the Chalk River and Area Lions Club, are Becky Daynard and Vandaline Lance. Accepting, on behalf of the Seniors Friendship Club, is club president Rolland Kelly.
 
Thank you very much to the Chalk River and Area Lions Club for this thoughtful and generous donation.
 
 

 

 2021 Oct 20
 
Reminder: THURSDAY morning - Calling all Seniors for Coffee, Tea and Conversation Each Thursday at 10 a.m. a group of seniors meet for Coffee, Tea and Conversation downstairs at the library. Currently a maximum of 20 people is allowed so that social distancing can be maintained. Donations for the cost of tea/coffee are welcome. Join us, you never know where the conversation will go. Please bring your own coffee cup/mug!
 
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Don't forget - Tuesdays with the SFC, you can enjoy:
 
Chair Yoga with Angela, via Zoom at 10:30 
 (the cost is only $15/month). Contact 613-584-3033 for more information.
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2021 October 18 - Wednesday Walks and Other SFC News

Hi Seniors Friendship Club Members:

For Wednesday this week (20 October 2021), the weather looks favourable for a walk from the DRXC chalet on Balmer Bay Road along the main snowshoe trail eastward to Bishop's Bridge, then south along Kennedy Creek, crossing M loop, then westward along the creek and back across the Ladder Bridge. We will continue on the link over to M and King's Farm Lane and back to the Chalet.  It could be slightly damp in places and there are some nice ups and downs so people should bring their walking sticks.  I did the walk in just under an hour last week.  Please meet at the Chalet ready to walk at 1:30 and reply to this e-mail annserdula97@vianet.ca if you plan to attend. If you decide at the last minute you can text my cell-phone which has a new battery: 613-732-6118.

     We don’t usually forward messages such as the following, as there is the Match-Up column in the NRT and several “Free Stuff” Facebook pages, but Leslie Collicott didn’t have any response to his note that he has a box of 40 hearing aid batteries size 13 to give away.  Phone him at 613-584-3519 if interested.

     Also check the NRT column which Elaine Bisson writes (and I steal from) for SFC events.

     Line Dancing at the CEC now has a waiting list! In Mid-November we will move to the DR Legion so more dancers can be accommodated.  Contact uovsfc55@gmail.com if interested. Also use this contact for information on other events such as the Thursday morning 10:00 am “Tea/Coffee and Conversation” at the Library where you are requested to Bring Your Own Mug. The group hasn’t reached its maximum of 20 so you can still join.

     The very interesting Zoom talk by Professor Claude Daley on “Ships in the Arctic” was recorded and the link sent for this.

     An Expression of Interest survey was emailed to you recently.  There are three short questions we would like your feedback on (a possible presentation by the WCCT and 2 social events).   Thank you to those who have completed the survey and it’s not too late for those who haven’t yet.

     We would like to feature some of your photos on our website and on our Facebook feed, on a monthly basis.  If you would like to contribute a special photo for November, send your submission to uovsfc55@gmail.com for consideration.

     Our Service providers List has been updated to version 2.1.  You can access it at http://www.magma.ca/~hkeech/sfc/service_provider.pdf or through the SFC website http://www.seniorsfriendshipclub.ca under “Our Friends”.  If you have any suggestions for this List, please contact Howard Keech hkeech@magma.ca.

     There is still room in Wendy Spencer’s Stretch and Balance Fitness and General Toning classes offered on Monday and Thursday afternoons at 1:30 at the Deep River Library Program Room. Contact uovsfc55@gmail.com for details if you would like to attend the last few classes of the month.

Best regards,
Ann Serdula, Membership Coordinator, Seniors Friendship Club
 
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Photos from the Oct 13 SFC Weekly Wednesday Walk
 
Here are a couple of photos of today's Walk in the Oak Ridge Wildlife Forest (Wayne Thompson). We had a good walk and our timing was perfect - just a few sprinkles while we walked but on the drive home after, it came bucketing down for a little while.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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2021 Oct 12
 
Reminder:   Thursday (Oct 14th) morning - Calling all Seniors for Coffee, Tea and Conversation

Each Thursday at 10 a.m. a group of seniors meet for Coffee, Tea and Conversation downstairs at the library. Currently a maximum of 20 people is allowed so that social distancing can be maintained. Donations for the cost of tea/coffee are welcome. Join us, you never know where the conversation will go. Please bring your own coffee cup/mug!

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Reminder: Tomorrow (Oct 13th) evening at 6:30 join us as we hear from our very own homegrown subject matter expert - Claude Daley.
 
Ships in the Arctic
On Wednesday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom, Professor Claude Daley, Professor at Memorial University, will be presenting “Ships in the Arctic – From Hudson to the Latest Icebreaking Patrol Ships”. Claude Daley is an accomplished engineer and winner of the Dr. Kenneth S.M.G. Davidson medal for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Ship Building.  Zoom link below.
 
The zoom invitation is
 
Seniors Friendship Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: SFC-Ships in the Arctic with Claude Daley
Time: Oct 13, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
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2021 Oct 11
 
For those who wonder just where the SFC Weekly Wednesday Walks might take you, here is a photo from our walk last Wednesday (Oct 6). Lovely Thomas Lake in the Petawawa Research Forest.
Thank you, Ann Serdula, for this photo.
 
 
 
 
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 2021 Oct 10
 
Hi Seniors Friendship Club members,
 
Our Wednesday Walk last week attracted a small group but they all agreed that Thomas Lake in the Petawawa Research Forest was lovely, especially with the vibrant fall colours in the sunshine.  We learned something of the past history of this place. For the Wednesday Walk this week (October 13, 1:30 pm) we plan to go to the Oak Ridge Forest Wildlife Reserve, property of Wayne Thompson who said we’d be welcome.  Go on Wylie Road and turn right onto Kean Road which is about half a kilometer past Reynolds Rd.   Drive to the end of Kean Road and park there.  Driving time is 20 minutes or less.  Please reply to me (annserdula97@vianet.ca) if you plan to attend.  Don’t call or text my cell phone which is awaiting a new battery but you can call my landline and leave a message (584-2238).
 
Following is a quick summary of the other activities currently featured: (Indoor events require masking, proof of double vaccination and ID)
 
-       Coffee, Tea and Conversation, Thursday mornings downstairs in the library at 10:00 am. Maximum of 20 allowed and donations for coffee/tea are welcome.
 
-      Meditation with Madelaine Mageau via Zoom, a choice of Wednesday mornings at 10:15 a.m. or Thursday evenings at 7:15 p.m. Please contact Madelaine at mado@nouveau.qc.ca or call her at 613-584-9192.
 
-      Ships in the Arctic: Wednesday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom by Professor Claude Daley, Memorial University.  The link for this Zoom presentation has been emailed to members.  
 
For the following activities, contact  uovsfc55@gmail.com for further information or to pay:  
 
Stretch and Balance Fitness and General Toning by Wendy Spencer on Monday and Thursday afternoons at 1:30 at the Deep River Library Program Room. Classes are limited to 11 participants and there is a monthly fee of $40 for one class or $80 for both. NO CLASS ON MONDAY, OCT. 11.
 
·         Chair Yoga  by Angela via Zoom on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. The classes are recorded and link is sent to members who are enrolled.  Fee is $15 per month.
 
·         Line Dancing Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at the CEC.  Maximum 15 dancers and fee is $15 per month.     
 
Best Regards,     Ann Serdula, Membership Coordinator, Seniors Friendship Club B  
 
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2021 Oct 4
 
From the Desk of the SFC Membership Director, Ann Serdula:
 
Hello Seniors Friendship Club members,
 
This Wednesday will be a Very Easy Walk in the Petawawa Research Forest (the “Forestry”) to Thomas Lake. You won’t need poles as it is on flat roads and is about 2.4 km each way, there and back. This could take about an hour and a half of walking but we could take longer to admire the fall colours and the scenic lake. You may also visit the arboretum on the way back which adds more time and distance. Allow about 20 minutes to drive to Clouthier Road, and park at the end where the gate blocks the road, by the access to Corry Lake, ready to walk at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, October 6. Please let me know at annserdula97@vianet.ca if you plan to join the walk.
 
 
Following is a summary of other events coming up. For indoor events, Covid rules will be followed: proof of vaccination is required and masks are to be worn.
 
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2021 Oct 3

What's Going On With The SFC This Week (Oct. 4 - 7) :

 

Monday, Oct. 4

1:30 - Wendy Spencer will be offering Stretch and Balance Fitness and General Toning at the Deep River Library Program Room (Mondays and Thursdays). Classes are limited to 11 participants. The cost for this program is $40.00 a month for 1 class per week ($80.00 for both classes).

 

Tuesday, Oct. 5

10:30 - Chair Yoga with Angela, via Zoom. The cost for this activity will be $15.00 per month.

1:30 - Line Dancing Lessons at the CEC instructed by Nancy and Tim. We can accommodate 15 “dancers” each week. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear that isn’t too slippery. Because this is an in-class activity, participants must wear masks. The cost for this activity will be $15.00 per month.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 6

10:15 -Meditation with Madelaine

Madelaine Mageau is again offering meditation sessions via Zoom. This year you will have a choice of Wednesday mornings at 10:15 a.m. or Thursday evenings at 7:15 p.m. For particulars regarding these sessions please contact Madelaine at mado@nouveau.qc.ca or call her at 613-584-9192.

Weekly Wednesday Walks

Each Wednesday afternoon, until the snow flies, we will meet and enjoy an hour or two of walking and companionship. The location, time and distance will be emailed to members a few days before our walk. Some of the trails are on fairly even ground and other trails can be rather hilly. It is a good idea to always bring a walking pole with you as you never know what we might encounter. Ann Serdula is our contact person for our Weekly Wednesday Walks. She can be reached at annserdula97@vianet.ca for details regarding the trails we plan on exploring each week.

 

Thursday, Oct. 7

10:00 - Coffee, Tea and Conversation downstairs, in the Program Room, at the library. Currently a maximum of 20 people is allowed so that social distancing can be maintained. Donations for the cost of tea/coffee are welcome. Join us, you never know where the conversation will go.

1:30 - Wendy's Stretch and Balance Fitness and General Toning at the Deep River Library Program Room. Classes are limited to 11 participants.

7:15 - Meditation with Madelaine

 

Contact uovsfc55@gmail.com or 613-401-3452 for more information.

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2021 October 1
 
Line Dancing Anyone?  The SFC is happy to announce that Nancy Robertson and Tim Stewart will be leading us in Line Dancing Lessons beginning on Tuesday, October  5th at 1:30 at the CEC.  See poster above for more details.
In order to comply with COVID-19 rules, space will be limited for this event.
 
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2021 Sept 30
 
Brought to you from:
 
Lifelong Learning Program/Centre for Initiatives in Education | Carleton University
 
Below is information about five free online events you may like to attend. Please direct any questions directly to the people/groups involved.
 
SEPTEMBER 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Presentations
10 a.m. In honour of Orange Shirt Day, the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives and the Department of Social Work invite you to a conversation with residential school survivors to reflect on truth and conciliation in Canada. Senator Mary Jane McCallum and Elders Irene Barbeau and Thomas Louttit will discuss the intersection between Indigenous experiences with colonialism and settler action towards conciliation. Register here: https://live.webcastplatform.com/webcast/registration/8aff602c-b16d-48b9-b28d-1dbcd5782e65
 
1 p.m. The School of Public Policy and Administration is honoured to welcome Carleton alumnus Tim O’Loan to speak with our community at 1:00 PM ET on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30. In this presentation, woven with three life changing short videos, Tim O’Loan will share his personal stories, experiences and challenges stemming from his four years with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). This presentation is meant to educate, enlighten and inspire greater understanding of Indigenous issues and reconciliation. Register here: https://carleton.ca/sppa/cu-events/planting-a-seed-towards-reconciliation/
(contact for questions: https://carleton.ca/sppa/contact/)
 
OCTOBER 2-10: Butterfly Show
Carleton University’s butterfly show is online this year, from Saturday October 2 to Sunday October 10. This means many more people will be able to attend a ‘virtual’ tour of butterflies in the greenhouse. The show and related activities are all free. (It is also possible to make a donation if you wish.) The Biology Department and volunteers from Let’s Talk Science have set up live tours and online activities with high enrolment capacities. Feel free to share the invitation with your families and others you know! Register for one of the peaceful guided tours of the greenhouse, on their schedule page: https://carleton.ca/biology/annual-butterfly-show/butterfly-show-schedule/
 
Additional virtual activities including informative videos and educational activities will be available on our website during the show: https://carleton.ca/biology/annual-butterfly-show/.
We hope you will enjoy a view of these beautiful creatures. (contact for questions: Biology Department)
 
OCTOBER 7: Book Launch by LLeaP Workshop Leader Mark Frutkin (who offers poetry workshops for LLeaP, including this November/December) invites you to the book launch for his latest novel, The Artist and the Assassin, based on the wild, creative life and mysterious death of 17th century Italian painter, Caravaggio. The launch is online. To attend, write to Mark for the Zoom link (mfrutkin@rogers.com).
 
OCTOBER 7: Psychology Mental Health Day, 2021
In recognition of World Mental Health Day, this year, Carleton University’s Department of Psychology will partner with the Mental Health and Well-being Research and Training Hub (MeWeRTH) to host, “Psychology Mental Health Day, 2021” virtually on Thurs. Oct. 7th from 2:30pm – 4:00pm. Our Lived Experience speaker will be Elizabeth Manley, former Olympic skater. Her talk is entitled, “Resiliency…getting through uncertain times”. Our Keynote speaker will be Dr. Lara Aknin, from Simon Fraser University. Her talk is entitled, “Mental health and well-being during the first year of covid-19”. The event will be virtual. All are welcome. Please share widely. The registration link can be found here https://carleton.ca/psychology/psychology-mental-health-day/.
(contact for questions: Carleton University’s Department of Psychology)
 
Best regards, The LLeaP team (as a reminder, the LLeaP program does not organize or host any of these events; please direct any questions directly to the people/groups involved)
Lifelong Learning Program
Centre for Initiatives in Education | Carleton University 1516 Dunton Tower | 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6 Tel: 613-520-3699 | Web: carleton.ca/lifelong
 
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Hello All Chair Yoga fans.
 
Angela will once again be leading weekly Chair Yoga classes via Zoom on Tuesdays at 10:30am, beginning tomorrow morning (September 28th).
 
The cost for this activity will be $15.00 per month.
 
(Cost of Classes - Last year the SFC was able to obtain a number of grants which covered the cost of the many online activities, guest speakers, and workshops we offered. We have applied for more grants this year but have yet to hear back whether or not we were successful in our bids. In the interim the SFC will be charging a nominal fee for the activities and events. For information regarding these classes or any of our activities, contact at uovsf55@gmail.com. E-transfer is the preferable method of paying for these classes. Please send your money to uovsf55@gmail.com. To help our volunteer treasurer, include your name, contact information. Thank you.)
 
We are looking forward to having you join us for Chair Yoga on Tuesday, September 28th at 10:30 via Zoom (link below).
 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85178126898?pwd=V0lQZVFYcWJNcDRONnF0bVFYMWhyZz09
 
Meeting ID: 851 7812 6898
Passcode: 8282
 
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There will be NO Coffee Time on Thursday, September 30th.
 
We will be ready to sip and chat again on Thursday, October 7th!  See you then.
 
Hello SFC Members,
 
Join us for coffee on Thursday mornings at 10am in the Deep River Library Program Room.
 
Space is limited, as we adhere to COVID guidelines.
 
Reminder for attendees - proof of vaccination is now required.