News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club

By Barbara E Bailey

Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2018


We have several things happening during the coming months for anyone who may be interested.  The first event is August 25 and it is the Amazing Community Challenge.  You can register online at www.cancer.ca/amazingcommunitychallenge.  You may register as an individual or a team.  You can pick up a paper copy at  the office and submit it to Women Walking for Hope at 613-633-1465.

There are 12 to 15 stations between Petawawa and Pembroke with the start and finish at the Petawawa Heritage Village.  The idea is to get people out meeting different community clubs and businesses and learning more about them, all while raising money for the Wheels of Hope Transportation program for the Renfrew County Cancer Society.  

The second item is the bus trip to see Stone Fence Theatre at the Rankin Community Centre on October 27.  The cost is $60  and we will be bused to the Community Centre and enjoy a delicious meal and play put on by the folks from Stone Fence Theatre.  The tickets are available by calling the office or drop in and pick them up.  This is always a very enjoyable evening out with friends and family.

The Deep River Seniors are planning a bus trip to Mosaiculture at the Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau.  The date for this event is  September 13.  The coach will pick us up at the seniors club and take us to admire 45 floral masterpieces celebrating nature in all its splendor.  Witness the beauty of this ephemeral exhibit designed with more than 5.5 million plants.  The cost is $90 and we will stop for lunch and refreshments.  So follow the instructions on the email that was sent to you, and if you don’t have email, contact the office.

A reminder that the activities for the summer months are:  Zumba on Mondays at 10 a.m., Bridge at 1 p.m., Tuesdays is fitness downstairs from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., with Bingo at 1 p.m. in the upstairs lounge.  Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. is Bid Euchre.  Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m., the Weight Watchers group meet for their regular meeting.

Yoga sessions with Linda are always on Thursday mornings at 9:15 a.m., and Paint Media is upstairs at 10 a.m. with Carolyn.  Friday is all day Quilting and the ladies are known for their gorgeous quilts as they make them for the local hospital and other good causes in the community.  Don’t forget regular Euchre on Friday evening at 7 p.m.; it is a fun game of cards and we always have tea/coffee and munchies.

The Seniors Club is located at 1163 Victoria Street, Petawawa.  The office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The phone number is  613-687-6574 and the email is silverthreadspetawawa@hotmail.ca.

A poem taken from the magazine “Our Canada” by Phoenix Van Nieuw Amerongen: Human Rights

Only we can free our minds, control our feelings, control our emotions.  Only we can control if we want to be happy or sad.  Only we can control our bodies, nobody can tell us what to do.  We are not remote-controlled.  We have the right to play, relax, learn and travel.  We write our own story; we have the right to live.  We deserve privacy, no one can come into our home and invade our space or take our stuff.  We all have a gift to give.  We don’t have to be friends but we have to be friendly.  Stand up against bullies, stand up for yourself and for others.  We all have a loving heart, so show yours.  We may look different, we may not have a lot in common, but we are all the same on the inside. Everybody has a gift.

Have fun in the sun and be kind to seniors.  See you at the club!