News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club

Community News

By Barbara E. Bailey

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2016

Are you laying by the pool or beach listening to music, or glued to the large screen television watching the Canadian athletes and the other world athletes competing in every kind of sport?  It is very exciting to see our global young people working so hard to get on the podium.  There is always something fun to do during these sunny, lazy summer days.  Enjoy!

The bus trip to Stone Fence Theatre is finalized.  We will be travelling by school bus to Eganville on Saturday, October 15 at 4:30 p.m. The play is: “High Times at the Heart Institute.”  A roast beef supper will be serve The winners of the Friday evening Euchre were:  Phyllis Slater, Bill Stevens, Royce Stevens, John Collier, and Jay Jones.  Euchre is played every Friday evening at 7 p.m.

Ever wonder about the big statue at Rio de Janeiro? Christ the redeemer, Portuguese Cristo Redento, a colossal statue of Jesus Christ at the summit of Mount Corcovado, southeastern Brazil.  It was completed in 1931 and stands 98 feet tall, its horizontally outstretched arms spanning 92 feet.  The statue, made of reinforced concrete clad in a mosaic of thousands of triangular soapstone tiles, sits on a square stone pedestal base about 26 feet high, which itself is situated on a deck atop the mountain’s summit.  The statue is the largest Art Deco style sculpture in the world and is one of Rio de Janeiro’s most recognizable landmarks.  The cost of the statue was $250,000 US and is equivalent to $3,300,000 in 2015.  (Wikipedia)

The Silver Threads Seniors Club is located at 1163 Victoria Street, Petawawa.  The office hours are:  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The phone number is:  613-687-6574 and the e-mail is  We have an elevator and air conditioning.  Check us out.

See you at the Club!