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Are you outgoing, energetic, and passionate about fitness? Looking for a place where you have the freedom to lead, room for growth, and flexible scheduling? Looking to make a little extra money?  We may just have what you are looking for. We are looking Fitness Instructors to teach a variety of classes (Yoga, Tai Chi,...
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Easter is……A time filled with love and joyA time to share blessings and forgivenessA time of renewing hearts with faith and hopeA time for new beginning and new growthWe would like to wish you all a Happy and Blessed Easter.May your day be filled with all that it has to offer.May Nature’s beautiful bouquets of...
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At the Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre we strive to excel in providing leisure and recreational pursuits. We aim to help those 45 and older living in our community enhance their lives With a spectrum of services and programs that will stimulate social, emotional, mental and physical well-being. Pool 1986 Our board members are always seeking...
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Have you been looking for a way to keep your brain busy and limber? Are you looking for a meaningful way to reduce stress while enjoying life?  Volunteering will have a healthy and positive impact on your life. August 2018 When we take a few hours out of our busy schedules to help others and...
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Are you 45+and looking for a great place to meet up with or make new friends? Are you looking for a way to become more active in our community? The Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre is the place you are looking for. 2019 With daily, weekly and monthly fitness and wellness programs as well as workout rooms, the Centre will...
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Are you new to the area and looking for a way to make a difference in your adopted community? Are you a long-time resident looking for a way to give back to those who have been here for you? Have you ever considered being a board member as a way to do it? Board of...
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The migrating birds are returning and this week so are three of our popular activities.   That is right, the sound of music will be filling the Centre once again with Karaoke starting tonight Monday April 4th at 6:30pm (doors open at 6:00). A great way to have fun and make new friends while sharing...
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Are you looking to do something new and exciting? Do you feel you have talents that are going to waste? Has retirement boredom hit you or do you have the empty nester’s feeling, that you need to be doing something? https://giphy.com If you are looking for a change in your life that will help others...
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Spring is here and summer is not far behind. With March going out like a lion let us look forward to Amazing April Flowers. Speaking of April, registration for our April Fitness Activities has arrived, just in time to prepare our bodies for those up coming summer activities. With Dancing, Pickleball and Fit classes on...
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Our March Madness is over and we want to take this time to thank everyone that joined us. It was a week of rekindling friendships and creating new ones. Join in the fun of activities and programs while look forward to the future.  We are appreciative of everyone who helped out to make this a...
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My, how time flies, when we are having fun. Can you believe it; we are on our last day of our March Madness Open House? It has been a week filled with laughter, camaraderie, conversations smiles and fun.It was so wonderful to see the Centre active again, as we reconnected with old friends and welcomed new ones....
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Below is the schedule for the the rest of the week. You will not want to miss out on all the activities we have planned for the rest of the week. Including our daily attendance draw with exciting prizes and an end of the event draw of a Samsung Tablet. Join in the activities or...
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Our March Madness starts today. You will not want to miss out on all the activities we have planned for you this week. Including daily attendance draw with exciting prizes and an end of the event draw of a Samsung Tablet. Stop by and check out what we have to offer you or your loved...
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This is an excellent opportunity to freely explore and experience our Centre’s, classes, programs and activities without worrying about costs.
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For over 45 years, The Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre has been a fundamental and essential pillar of support within our community. With a significant moment of our future on the horizon, we look toward the community for help in maintaining the individuality that many have grown to enjoy and love about the Centre.
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Volunteering is about paying it forward while bringing smiles to the hearts and faces of those who require it.
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There is no denying it; our location houses a deep history and one of the most scenic views in Wallaceburg. Situated at the basin of Sydenham River's three branches, we are in awe of the year-around spectacular views.
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That is right the rumours are true there are new and renewed programs rolling out quickly during the month of March and they are filling up fast. The Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre a great place to go and get your grove on.
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Nothing can get done by one person; it takes a team to keep things running smoothly. When we band together, we can make the changes we are hoping for.
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If you are looking to gain confidence, make a difference in our community or meet new people, then consider joining the Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre as a member, a volunteer, or both.
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Volunteering is one of the greatest services to our community. The giving of one’s time and abilities to aid others while asking for nothing in return are admirable qualities we all appreciate.  For over 45 years we have relied on the generosity of our volunteers.  We depend on them for our daily operations as well...
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“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller (Senior’s Fair 2019) “There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.“ James Doolittle This simple quote speaks volumes.  For over 45 years our members have always been the body of the Wallaceburg Adult...
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Can you smell what cooking in the Kitchen? The aromas from the amazing dishes and desserts that radiates from the kitchen will bring you back to your childhood and make your mouth water with anticipation.  With a side of fun, laugher and smiles, you will feel like you are among family. From the delicious home...
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Wii Bowling anyone? There is a quote by Gyles Brandreth that says, “Playing games can contribute to making you happy, perhaps even without therapy.” At the Centre we truly believe that playing a good card game, Wii bowling, trivia, pool etc. are a great way to relieve the stresses of this world and socialize with those on...
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Exercise Room Fall of 2019 Can you believe it spring is less than a month away? What a great time to think about getting fit for the summer and build up our core muscles. Dreaming of kayaking or canoeing on our waterways? Come on in and tone your muscles before hitting the open water, and...
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Did you know that the Centre is beaming with writers, and over the years they have published several books? #A_Great_Place_To_Go #WAACentre #Wallaceburg #Join_us #Making_History
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Serving the community for over 45 years, we will continue to stay true to our beginnings and be an intricate part of our community. Members and non-members will continue to enjoy fun and energetic exercise classes, adventurous bus trips, wonderful and unique workshops, crafting and games. #A_Great_Place_To_Go #WAACentre #Wallaceburg #Join_us #Making_History
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The final part of our series: Our Journey: Rising like a Phoenix #WallaceburgAAC #Join_us #continue_the_history You're Never Too Old To Have Fun.
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The 5th of a 6 part series: Our Journey: How Time Flies #WallaceburgAAC #Join_us #continue_the_history You're Never Too Old To Have Fun.
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The 4th of a 6 part series: Our Journey: The Times They Are a Changing. #WallaceburgAAC #Join_us #continue_the_history You're Never Too Old To Have Fun.
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The 3rd of a 6 part series: Our Journey: New Beginnings and New Friendships #WallaceburgAAC #Join_us #continue_the_history You're Never Too Old To Have Fun.
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The 2nd of a 6 part series: Our Journey The First Decade #WallaceburgAAC #Join_us #continue_the_history You're Never Too Old To Have Fun.
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The Ribbon Cutting On July 1st 1975 Before “The Wallaceburg Senior Citizen’s Club” (now known as Wallaceburg Adult Activity Center) officially opened their doors on July 1, 1975, the idea for a Senior Citizen’s Club began in 1973. The Lawn Bowling League thought the local Senior Citizens would like to become socially and physically active;...
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Ingredients Salmon 2 lbs salmon cut into 4 portions1 tbs olive oil1 tsp salt1 tsp ground cumin1 tsp paprika powder1 tsp onion powder1/2 tsp ancho chili powder1 tsp black pepper Avocado Salsa 1 avocado cubed1/2 red onion sliced or diced2 limes juiced1 tbs fresh cilantro chopped Directions Mix the salt, chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion and black pepper together. Rub the salmon fillets with olive oil and this seasoning mix.Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.Chop the avocado, onion, lime juice, and...
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I love grilled cheese sandwiches, but sometimes, they get a bit boring. So I am always looking for new, exciting recipes to switch things up a bit. I stumbled across this one on Pinterest, and it is so good, I just had to share it with you! Ingredients 2 slices whole grain bread2 teaspoons butter, softened or spreadable2 tablespoons grated Parmesan...
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Ingredients If you are anything like me, some days it is hard to get out of bed and you just want that extra 10 minutes of sleep. Unfortunately, sometimes that means I am pressed for time to fit in a healthy breakfast. That is why I am a huge fan of these breakfast egg muffins....
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A Message from the Co-Presidents of the WAAC Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com As 2021 comes to a close, we wanted to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of our members a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  We hope that you are looking forward to spending the holidays with...
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This is a virtual tour around Mykonos Port in Greece. Home of the Windmill Hill and Little Venice, the food on this island is wonderful and the alleyways are traditional Greek island design with flowers and rock pathways all through Mykonos island. Mykonos is also known for its party scene and beaches. Come take a...
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It’s still fall and the only thing that screams “fall” more than colourful leaves is pumpkins. And, for the last few years, pumpkin spice. Every fall, you see pumpkin spice everything everywhere. And when you start to see too much of something, inevitably, people start to make fun of it. And that goes for us...
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In this video Meredith guides you through a fun, fat-burning, 10 minute Latin cardio routine! Low impact cardio is always a great way to build up your cardiovascular system and get your heart rate up to healthy levels. Of course adding fun and exciting music always adds to the the energy as well. In this...
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Today’s Wonders of Nature post come to us again from 365 Days of Beauty and feature photographs taken on Thanksgiving Day. The variety of images capture October in Chatham-Kent – from late-blooming flowers, to wooded areas, to fields ready for harvest (I had no idea that that was how brussels sprouts grew!), to our beautiful...
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Steve Bottrill of the VON is back with another exercise video. In today’s video, he demonstrates fun and easy exercises that utilize the wall. This is a stand up style of exercise that is great for seniors and those with challenges. Video via Steve Bottrill You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider...
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More spooky Halloween decorations? Yes please! Like I said last week, I love Halloween – the creepier, the better. When looking for craft ideas, I came across this on YouTube and had to share it with you. It looks so cool! And the best part is that everything comes from Dollar Tree. The paint they...
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Welcome to a new feature on our website – Feel Good Fridays. Every other Friday, we will be posting a heartwarming story that will give you a warm and fuzzy feeling to start your weekend off right! This week’s video is a wonderful story about an injured Canadian Goose, the rehab facility focused on helping...
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We are back with another Name That Song trivia post! How does it work, you ask? We have posted a line or two from popular songs from the fifties onward. Your job is to guess both the song and the artist that the lyrics are from. Some are more difficult than others, but they are...
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Join Schellea for a 10 Minute beginner Low Impact HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Workout for weight loss! This is a full body standing workout, suitable exercise for beginners and women over 50. Lose weight with this quick 10 minute high intensity, fat loss workout no equipment workout. It’s the perfect at-home, indoor workout! Video...
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Halloween is one of my favourite holidays of the year. Between the fall leaves, candy, and getting to play dress-up, it’s second only to Christmas in my house. And decorating to make the day (and night!) even more spooky just adds to the fun of the day! The crafting video for this week shows 10...
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We are changing things up here a bit with out WAAC posting schedule. Our workout posts will be moved to Wednesdays to make room for Motivational Monday, which will usually be an encouraging quote or story that will help inspire you and get your week off to a great start. Our timing is a little...
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This easy Overnight Oats Recipe is a healthy and delicious breakfast made with gluten-free rolled oats, chia seeds, milk, yogurt, and a touch of vanilla. Learn how to make overnight oats and enjoy topped with fresh fruit and crunchy mix-ins! Overnight oats are an alternative way of preparing oatmeal. Rather than cooking raw oats on the stovetop or microwave...
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It’s time again for our Riddles and Brainteasers post for the month. Last month’s post really got your brain working out. Hopefully, today’s questions have you testing your mental agility again! As usual, we will post the 10 riddles below, then the answers, with a graphic separating the two, so hopefully you will notice if...
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With the Centre opening for more and more activities, it’s been a little while since I have had time to post on the website. But last week’s storm caused the Thames River to flood its banks, sweeping all kinds of debris downstream. Much of this was caught on the Fifth Street bridge supports in Chatham,...
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We have had a few items claimed from our Lost and Found table of items that were left at the Centre during the initial COVID shutdown, but there are still many things left. Please have a look to see if that long lost pair of runners or yoga mat have been here all along. Items...
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Today’s Wonders of Nature is a little bit different. Rather than show off some of the wonderful photographs of local nature, we thought we would share a video from Birds Canada about how to go about adding diversity to your garden. “We all have different preferences. Some people like rural cottages, and some prefer city-life....
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The WAAC is getting more activities up and running. I have added a calendar here for the activities that will be held in September at the Centre. Highlights include: Pepper:                Mondays 9:30-11:30am, Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am, every other Wednesday evening (Sept 8th & 22nd), Fridays 7:00-9:00pm Euchre:                Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm Karaoke:              Every Monday 6:30-9:00pm – starts Labour Day,...
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Wuzzles? What are Wuzzles? I’m glad you asked. Wuzzles (also called Bamboozables) are word puzzles. They are a saying or phrase that is made up of a display of words, in an interesting way. The object is to try to figure out the well-known saying, person, place, or thing that each Wuzzle is meant to...
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It’s time again for our Riddles and Brainteasers post for the month. Last month’s post really got your brain working out. Hopefully, today’s questions have you testing your mental agility again! As usual, we will post the 10 riddles below, then the answers, with a graphic separating the two, so hopefully you will notice if...
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It is August in Chatham-Kent and we all know what that means – FRESH CORN!!! I absolutely love fresh corn on the cob and I will sometimes have it 2 or more times a week in August and September. I try to support local by getting it from farmer’s stands. It also tastes way better...
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One of the great things about living in Southwestern Ontario is that we have a world-class museum only a few hours drive away. I have been to the Royal Ontario Museum (or ROM) many times myself and always get so caught up in some of the exhibits that I end up rushing through the rest...
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We are back with another Name That Song trivia post! How does it work, you ask? We have posted a line or two from popular songs from the fifties onward. Your job is to guess both the song and the artist that the lyrics are from. Some are more difficult than others, but they are...
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This fruit pizza is not your traditional fruit pizza recipe which consists of a sugar cookie crust and cream cheese filling. Instead, we make a delicious gluten-free granola crust with a lightened up Greek yogurt filling! Fruit pizza with granola crust is so easy to make and the BEST Summer dessert! Naturally gluten-free crust with...
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Now that Canada is getting more vaccinated and Ontario reopens, we are taking a look at what we want the WAAC to be going forward. We want the WAAC to be a safe place for you to gather with friends. We are looking at restarting a variety of our previous programs (pepper, euchre, bingo, trivia,...
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As I was getting the Centre in tip-top shape for our reopening a few weeks ago, I came across many personal items that had been left at the Centre. They appear to have been left here when everything shut down in March of last year at the start of the pandemic. The majority of these...
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Located in the heart of the Left Bank, Luxembourg Gardens is a 60-acre park known for its extraordinary public amenities, including fountains, sculpture, ponds, flowerbeds, tennis courts, pony rides, a marionette theatre, playgrounds, food kiosks and open-air cafés. The Gardens came about as a result of Henri IV’s assassination in 1610. His wife, Marie de...
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Today we are going back to the movies again! Just like last time, I have posted posters from famous movies. But they have had their titles removed! Can you guess the movie from the poster? If you are a movie buff, you should do pretty well with today’s trivia challenge. If not, that’s ok. You...
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Do you love straw sunhats in the summer, but can’t find one that is the right colour and size combination? Accessories can make or break an outfit and on hot, sunny summer days, a hat is a practical accessory. but you can’t have just any hat. A baseball cap at a summer wedding just won’t...
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Wuzzles? What are Wuzzles? I’m glad you asked. Wuzzles (also called Bamboozables) are word puzzles. They are a saying or phrase that is made up of a display of words, in an interesting way. The object is to try to figure out the well-known saying, person, place, or thing that each Wuzzle is meant to...
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First, I need to apologize for the lack of nature posts over the last couple of weeks. We have been very busy getting the Centre to reopen (make sure to come say hi!) and sadly wasn’t able to make a few posts. Hopefully we can get back to our regular posting schedule now. Secondly, look...
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In this video Alisa shares how she drafts and sews these easy wide leg short/culottes for summer. This shorts pattern is so versatile! Use it to make these to wear out OR make these to wear at home as PJ shorts! You can dress the pattern up or down depending on your fabric and pattern...
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Who doesn’t want toned arms? I know I need to work on mine! Follow Schellea Fowler through a 10 minute toned arms workout for women over 50. You don’t need any equipment. This exercise is suitable for beginners and seniors. Get rid of flabby arms and batwings forever! Try this easy to follow workout on...
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These easy Strawberry Crumb Bars by Flavor Mosaic feature a buttery crust, sweet fresh strawberry filling, and crunchy butter crumb topping. They make wonderful dessert bars to take to a summer party, picnic, or potluck. Ingredients Makes 9 servings 1/2 cup white sugar1/2 teaspoon baking powder1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup very cold butter, (8 Tablespoons or 1 stick of butter)1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped1/3 cup white sugar2 teaspoons cornstarch Directions...
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Good morning to our valued members! The Centre had reopened this past Monday for dining, pool playing, and using the fitness equipment. Now it’s time to get our exercise classed going! We started registration on Wednesday for those who had their April classes canceled due to the lockdown and we are now opening registration for...
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Good afternoon everyone! Now that the Centre is open again, Sue is resuming her Thursday Hot Lunch Special! This week she will be serving meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies and a dinner roll. The cost will be $9.95 plus tax. Call 519-359-6832 to book your table today!
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Today’s craft post is another Bob Ross painting video. Unlike most of his videos, which tend to focus on nature and rarely feature buildings or other man-made structures, today’s video features a delightful dock scene. The scene captures an abandoned shipping boat against a pier, complete with some charming old dockside storage sheds. Hopefully you...
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Join Steve Bottrill for a Sit to Fit seated workout! This video will take you through a seated exercise routine that incorporates cardio and some fancy footwork to help you maintain cardiac strength and muscle tone. Video via Steve Bottrill You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or...
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Until recently, I’ve never been one to use marinades. Now they are one of my favourite ways to add flavour to a meal. Today’s recipe comes to us via A Farmgirl Dabbles, who has made a fabulous grilled shrimp recipe with a margarita marinade. These skewers are loaded with flavour and charred to perfection. This...
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One of Canada’s most iconic, yet laid back cities, Halifax, Nova Scotia manages to be picturesque and modern at the same time. The largest city in Atlantic Canada, Halifax was established in 1749 and currently boasts a population of nearly 450,000 people. With a strong military and maritime tradition, several universities, Halifax is one of...
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Do you have an old coffee table at home that needs some new life breathed into it? Do you like to play games while you chat with friends and family? Then this solution is for you! Update that old coffee table into a pretty gaming table with some stones and a few different paint colours!...
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Low impact cardio is a great way to get your heart rate moving in a way that doesn’t add much stress on your joints and muscles. It’s also easy to achieve in the comfort of your own home with very little room. However, don’t let the “low” part fool you, this is an intermediate level...
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Everyone needs a recipe for the best Broccoli Salad! This one is stuffed with bacon, cranberry, cheese, sunflower seeds, and tangy homemade dressing. It is easy to make and is a huge crowd pleaser. The perfect side dish to bring to your summer barbecue, or even to serve at Thanksgiving!  Ingredients Serves 8-10 Salad 10-11 strips...
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Today’s virtual tour takes us to the beautiful Amalfi Coast – specifically to Positano, Italy. This iconic seaside city became a popular tourist destination after John Steinbeck wrote an essay on it in Harper’s Bazaar in 1953. The beautiful vistas have kept people coming back. Join Prowalk Tours as they walk down through the city...
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It’s summer and now that we are in Step 2 and are allowed to have larger gatherings outdoors, people are starting to gather for barbeques and pool parties. But it’s always an annoyance when you set your drink on the table and when you come back, there are 3 other identical glasses. What to do?...
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We think you will really enjoy this 10 minute STANDING ABS indoor workout for women over 50! Join Schellea Fowler for a low impact workout that helps reduce belly fat and create a flatter stomach. This ab-toning workout is suitable for beginners and seniors. it’s very doable but still challenging enough to burn belly fat...
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These Make-Ahead Fruit and Yogurt Protein Parfaits from The Lemon Bowl are ideal for making ahead on Sunday and enjoying throughout the week (they will keep in the fridge up to 5 days). Walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chia and flax seeds will give you the ideal balance of healthy, monounsaturated fat, and protein. The yogurt is...
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Today’s virtual tour takes us in and around the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Filmed only weeks before the devastating fire in 2019, follow Shawn up to the top of the South Tower, look at the stunning stained glass windows, and even catch a peek at a Mass being held inside, because Notre Dame...
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Sorry for today’s late post. I had yesterday off to spend Canada Day with my family, so this post had to wait until I got back in the office and dealt with all the emails. The good news is that you get even more humour today because I found a compilation video of all kinds...
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Today’s Wonders of Nature features more images from Randy Parent of How I See Things. This set of images was taken at McLean’s Auto-wreckers, an abandoned auto wreck yard. While it is not our normal nature pictures, I love the way nature is reclaiming the area and the way Randy has captured that in his...
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Summer is nearly here, and with outdoor activities allowed again (hopefully for good!), people will be heading for the beach to cool down on those hot summer days. If you’re like me, you want to be able to relax and soak in the sun. But how do you do that while supporting your head? You...
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UPDATE!!!! We have not had enough participants register for the July sessions. Rather than cancel the classes, we will be pushing the classes back by 1 week to allow for an extension for registration. As such, the new registration deadline is now Friday, July 9th by 4pm. All classes will now be pushed back 1...
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In this exercise video Meredith is guiding you through a refreshing full body workout using weights that benefits from both sitting and standing positions. This is an intermediate level routine and incorporates all areas of the upper and lower body as well as core. Utilizing the body’s position in both a standing and seated position,...
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It’s strawberry season again in Chatham-Kent, so what is better than a dessert featuring that sweet fruit? Homemade crunchy cinnamon chips, strawberries, a drizzle of chocolate and as much or as little whipped cream as you want? Yes please! And if you are reading this recipe later on, just grab a bag of frozen strawberries,...
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As promised, we are back with Part 3 of our virtual tour of Pompeii, Italy. You can find Part 1 of the virtual tour here and Part 2 here. As I said in the introduction for Part 1, I have always been fascinated by the story of Pompeii, about the residents who ignored the warning...
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Canada Day is less than a week away. The office will naturally be closed to celebrate the holiday, even if my family can’t go to Erieau to enjoy the fireworks like we normally do. Fingers crossed that next year we will be able to congregate in crowds to celebrate the birth of our beautiful nation....
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Today we are going back to the movies again! Just like last time, I have posted posters from famous movies. But they have had their titles removed! Can you guess the movie from the poster? If you are a movie buff, you should do pretty well with today’s trivia challenge. If not, that’s ok. You...
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Today is Part 2 of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Last time we featured 13 stunning images from top nature and wildlife photographers. Now we are bringing you more wonderful pictures, this time in slide format. For full credits to the photographers, please visit the Natural History Museum website. Don’t forget to tell us...
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We post a painting video once a month here on our webpage. But it’s been a while since we’ve featured a video from the iconic Bob Ross. I grew up watching him paint and always marveled at the way he could make a plain canvas come to life in half an hour. He never made...
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Today’s exercise video comes to us via David-Dorian Ross and walks us through a 15 minute Tai Chi exercise specifically designed to be done from a seated position. This allows those with mobility issues to participate in this relaxing, meditative martial art. It isn’t limited to those with mobility issues. Anyone can do this Tai...
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This 30-Minute Mongolian Beef from Taste and See is savory and sweet and so delicious!!  With thinly cut steak, soy sauce, brown sugar, fresh garlic and ginger – all prepped and ready to eat in just 30 minutes! You can serve it with jasmine rice, steamed brown rice, rice noodles, or in lettuce wraps with...
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Today’s virtual tour takes us to merry, old England, where we are going on a tour of the Tower of London. Until just a few years ago, I had thought that the Tower of London was just that – a medieval tower, used as a jail to house criminals and enemies of the state until...
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AgeFriendly Chatham-Kent is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Chatham-Kent Senior Achievement Awards. The deadline for nomination forms is August 13th, with the 2021 Senior of the Year being announced at the October 4th Council Meeting. Nomination forms can be picked up at the WAAC.
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It’s time again for our Riddles and Brainteasers post for the month. Last month’s post really got your brain working out. Hopefully, today’s questions have you testing your mental agility again! As usual, we will post the 10 riddles below, then the answers, with a graphic separating the two, so hopefully you will notice if...
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We are back with another post featuring pictures from Randy Parent of How I See Things. Take a look at some beautiful shots of hummingbirds, sunflower fields, frogs, baby owls, and much more! And make sure you tell us what your favourite is down in the comment section!
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Is your home looking old and tired? Does it need an upgrade? One of the biggest impacts you can make in a house (after paint and flooring) is your doors. But they can be expensive to replace. So why not upgrade them instead? Evan and Katelyn show you how they took their plain slab door...
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Steve Bottrill of the VON is back again with another great chair workout. This one is targeted to strengthening your knees – and who doesn’t need that? Follow along as Steve warms up your muscles and then leads you through exercises specifically designed to work on your knees, allowing you to regain or maintain knee...
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This summery salad makes the most of fresh produce with an arugula base, fresh blackberries, blueberries, cucumber, avocado, hazelnuts, feta and a lime mint vinaigrette.  Ingredients Serves 4 Salad: 5 cups arugula 1 cup blackberries¾ cup blueberries1 avocado, diced1 ½ cups cucumber, sliced thinly⅓ cup feta⅓ cup toasted hazelnuts Vinaigrette: ⅓ cup olive oil 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice1 tbsp maple syrup (or other liquid...
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Angkor what? Though the name may not be familiar to you, you will most likely recognize Angkor Wat. Built between 1113 and 1150 in northwest Cambodia, Angkor Wat was a temple complex originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, but converted to a Buddhist temple by the end of that century. When it was officially...
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A few months ago, we brought you the first Dog Edition of A Little Bit of Humour. Now we are back with Round 2 of everyone’s favourite good boys! Do these remind you of your own dogs? I know they remind me of mine!
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We are back with another Name That Song trivia post! How does it work, you ask? We have posted a line or two from popular songs from the fifties onward. Your job is to guess both the song and the artist that the lyrics are from. Some are more difficult than others, but they are...
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Today’s Wonders of Nature post features more beautiful pictures taken locally by 365 Days of Beauty. Last week we brought you stunning images of all kinds of local flora. Today it is time to show off the fauna! That’s right, it’s time to see some animals. There are lots of images of birds, frogs, turtles,...
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I love a beautiful outdoor space, don’t you? My only problem is being able to enjoy it at night without spending a fortune to make sure I can see it while still having it look good. That’s when Do-It-Yourself videos come in handy! A few things from the dollar store, a can of spray paint...
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Today’s exercise post is a 2-for-1 special! Below are two beginner level stretch and strengthen exercise videos with Meredith of Senior Fitness with Meredith. Why two? Because one video works on your feet and ankles while the other targets your wrists and hands. I personally feel a little lopsided if only the one set of...
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This month’s breakfast recipe comes to us from Buns In My Oven and I love it! It’s great for anyone on a Keto diet or if you just want to lower your carbohydrates! This low carb breakfast casserole is hearty and filling, because it’s packed full of protein from the sausage, bacon, and eggs. It’s...
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Today’s virtual tour takes us to one of the most iconic tourist attractions in the world – the Eiffel Tower. Situated in the centre of Paris, France, the Eiffel Tower was built near the banks of the Seine River for the 1889 World’s Fair. Designed by and named after Gustave Eiffel, la dame de fer...
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The Comedy Wildlife 2021 competition is still open for entries! The closing date is the end of this month, June 30th. That didn’t stop the organizers from releasing a few of their favourite submissions to date! Take a gander at the images below and if you have a few funny pictures on your camera, consider...
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Wuzzles? What are Wuzzles? I’m glad you asked. Wuzzles (also called Bamboozables) are word puzzles. They are a saying or phrase that is made up of a display of words, in an interesting way. The object is to try to figure out the well-known saying, person, place, or thing that each Wuzzle is meant to...
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Today’s post features beautiful pictures taken locally by 365 Days of Beauty. There is a little bit of beauty for everyone; flowers, forests, trees, clouds, fields, you name it. There are so many stunning pictures, I could have uploaded a lot more, but I restrained myself – for now. Rest assured, there will be more...
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Summer is just around the corner and everyone is getting their backyards in order, from cleaning up the garden to decorating the patio. And what better way to cheer up your backyard than with this fun, colourful wreath made with just some Dollar Store flip flops, a pool noodle and some hot glue? This tutorial...
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Developed by the therapists in the Chronic Pain Service (now called the LEAP Service) at Toronto Rehab, Rumsey Centre, this 25 minute chair yoga routine was created to provide you with a gentle exercise option that is chronic pain friendly. Remember that finding ways to keep moving everyday is one of the best ways to...
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My favourite part of June has to be the fresh strawberries! I love just about everything strawberry. So when I came across this recipe, I had to share it. It is a super-simple, super-fast recipe using fresh strawberries and yogurt to make a creamy chilled strawberry soup! How perfect is that for a hot summer day?!...
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Last week, we toured the ancient ruins of Pompeii, which was buried under 6 metres of volcanic ash, preserving the city as it was nearly 2000 Today we are back at Pompeii for another walk through the ruins. This time, we will be venturing through the Forum, where we will see some of the granaries...
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Summer is coming and it’s starting to get hot – well it was last week anyway! We installed our window air conditioners last weekend and the kids have already been in the pool. So why not make today’s post about summer? Let the laughter begin!
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The last Thursday of the month is going to be dedicated to presenting you with a series of 10 riddles and brain teasers. Not quite trivia, but we will still be turning the wheels in our heads and giving our gray matter a workout! Below are our ten riddles for this week. Due to the...
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NOTE: I just wanted to update all of our golfers out there to let them know that Wally Wackers starts THIS Thursday, May 27th, not next week as originally posted. I apologize for the error, which was caused by our email system incorrectly dating Jane McGill’s incoming email (and all other emails this morning 😬)....
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Quilts are always so beautiful and make a wonderful heirloom gift. But they always take so long to make, and if you aren’t 100% accurate with your cuts and sewing your seams, the whole thing can go wrong quickly. The beauty of this quilt – besides the way it looks! – is that it is...
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Last week, we brought you a low-intensity Chair Yoga workout. Today we are turning up the dial and bringing you a High Intensity Interval Training workout with Meredith. This exercise routine is designed for seniors at an intermediate level. It is a seated workout and requires no equipment, which makes it accessible for almost everyone....
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It’s the last Monday of the month. We all know what that means! Dessert time! And boy does this treat deliver! It is a versatile dessert that can be dressed up for a special occasion or made into a fun treat that everyone will love. Either way, it’s sure to delight!  Ingredients Serves 4 6 egg...
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Today’s virtual tour takes us to one of the most fascinating historical sites in the world today, Pompeii. Pompeii is one of the best known ancient cities on Europe. Located near current-day Naples, Italy, Pompeii was destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. The eruption killed between 1500 and 2000 of the city’s 15,000 residents....
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Normally our Little Bit of Humour posts have a lot of pictures (often called memes online). But sometimes, some jokes are too long to capture in just a picture or two. So today’s post is dedicated to a few of those jokes that need to be written to be appreciated. Hopefully these give you a...
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Today, we are going to the movies! Well, kind of. For today’s trivia, I have posted movie posters from famous movies. But they have had their titles removed! Can you guess the movie from the poster? If you are a movie buff, you should do pretty well with today’s trivia challenge. If not, that’s ok....
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Today’s Wonders of Nature post features 13 gorgeous images from the 2020 Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year entries. This competition has been running since 1965 and has featured some of the most stunning images of wildlife over the years. When available, I have also included links to the photographers individual websites in...
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Flowers are always so beautiful to have on display around the house. But real ones wilt and die. Fake ones are expensive – plus we cannot get them right now under the Stay-at-Home order. So what can you do that looks pretty, can get easily, and won’t break the bank? Make your own! Using coffee...
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We are back today with another video released by therapists in the Toronto Rehab Brain and Spinal Cord LEAP Service. The gentle chair exercises are designed with 3 variations that will help you work within your therapeutic window. Square breathing and alternate nostril breathing exercises are also included. Video via Cara Kircher You should always...
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I love one-pan meals. Throw everything on, throw it in the oven, and enjoy a great meal once the cooking is done. With only one pan, cleanup is a breeze too! This is a great, healthy, one-pan baked salmon recipe with shrimp and asparagus. I think this would be great served with rice – or,...
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Today is my birthday, so I’m posting about a place I have always wanted to visit – Edinburgh Castle. I, like many people in Chatham-Kent can claim Scottish ancestry. In fact, Wallaceburg is named after the Scottish hero, William Wallace. I have always wanted to explore my heritage, so these virtual tours are a great...
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Today’s A Little Bit of Humour is about getting old. The aches, the pains, the going to the bathroom three times during the night… If we didn’t laugh, we would cry. So, let’s laugh!
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My birthday is tomorrow, and while I’m not usually one to make a big fuss over my birthday (especially as I get older!), with this crazy lockdown, we have to seize every chance we get to be happy and celebrate. So when I had to come up with this week’s Thursday Trivia, I figured “why...
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Every morning when I get to work I park at the library (during this lockdown anyway) and as soon as I step out of the car, all I can hear is a cacophony of birds from the wall of vines on the side of the building. There are so many birds! As I listened to...
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It’s the second Tuesday of the month, which means it’s time to highlight a woodworking project! With everyone getting their outdoor spaces ready for summer, I thought this would be a great project for a woodcraft enthusiast to tackle. Outdoor furniture is so expensive. If you have the time and skills (and a few tools!)...
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Stretching and Strengthening exercises are important to maintain flexibility and movement, especially as we age. Join Steve Bottrill as he takes you through an upper body workout designed to help with functionality. These exercises are done from a seated position, so almost everyone can do them too! You should always consult your physician or other...
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Do you love a good clubhouse sandwich but are looking to change it up just a bit? Then give this wrap a try! With a crisp, crunchy broccoli slaw along with the traditional turkey, bacon and cheese, it’s a new way to enjoy an old favourite without changing it up too much. It’s also really...
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One of the places that I have always wanted to visit was the French Quarter of New Orleans. Between the history, the food, the music, and the atmosphere, who wouldn’t want to go there? And since we can’t go there in person, lets take a virtual tour together of one of the oldest cities in...
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A dad joke is a short joke, typically a pun, presented as a one-liner or a question and answer. They have been around for a long time, but were only given the title “Dad Joke” in the last few years. You will know a dad joke when you hear it, because, more often than not,...
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We are changing up our Trivia Thursdays a bit here at the WAAC website. Don’t worry, we are still going to have our popular Trivia Stories, but we are going to mix it up a bit. This means that going forward, Trivia Stories will be every other week and we will have other fun trivia...
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We are traveling a little far afield today for our Wonders of Nature post. Randy Parent, who has contributed pictures to our website before, provided us with these gorgeous pictures taken on an African safari a few years ago. He was able to capture beautiful images of lions, hippos, cheetahs, giraffes, rhinoceroses, monkeys and more,...
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Mother’s Day is coming up, so it’s the perfect time to make these amazing bath soaks for the moms in your life (or yourself)! Claire shows you how to make a soothing Oatmeal Lavender soak and a moisturizing Coconut Rose bath salt. Add these to your bath to help you relax and moisturize your skin...
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In this exercise video Meredith is guiding you through an easy to follow walking at home cardio workout using light weights (optional) perfect for beginners or senior. You can also use it as an add-on to another one of our videos for a more advanced challenge. This routine is all standing but can also be...
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French toast with strawberries and banana! What more could you ask for? This is a beautiful and tasty way to get some fruit in the morning while still indulging in a classic favourite. Ingredients Makes 4 servings 4 eggs1 cup milk½ tsp cinnamon½ tsp nutmeg2 tbsp brown sugar½ tsp vanillapinch of salt½ cup sliced banana1 cup sliced strawberries2 tbsp maple syrup8 slices whole-wheat breadpowdered sugar...
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Today’s virtual tour takes us down under to beautiful Sydney, Australia. We all know about the Sydney Opera House dominating the city’s skyline, but there is so much more to the city than just that. “Sydney affectionately shelters its dazzling harbour and lives up to visitors’ high expectations. Undeniably cosmopolitan, and definitely striking, Australia’s largest...
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Last week we started our tour of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city that was buried under 6 metres of ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Today we continue our walk among the ruins, starting at the Forum. We will also see the oldest public building in Pompeii, the Basilica. Next we will walk...
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With yet another Stay at Home order, kids are once again attending school online. Whether you call it distance learning, e-learning, virtual learning, kids are going to school without going to school. With having to deal with internet connection issues, keeping everyone on topic, and helping answer questions, it is stressful for everyone – the...
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Welcome back for Part 2 of The Baldoon Mystery Trivia Thursday! Last week, we posted the first half of the story of the Baldoon Witch, our own local legend, complete with 10 trivia questions whose answers were found within the story. This week we have the second half of the story for you, with ten...
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Our Tech Geek is back discussing ways to keep us safe online. If you have any questions, at the end of this article is information on how you can contact our Resident Geek. You just found out that your friends list all received a message with a link but you did not send it.  How...
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This beautiful, flowing top is great to make for summer. Made in light-weight linen or cotton, the natural fibres are very breathable, perfect for those hot summer days when a tank top just won’t do. Using just a couple of measurement taken on the body, it is very easy to adapt for any size. And,...
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Are you ready to Dance? Enjoy 8 different dances from different eras and genres that will keep you moving and feeling GREAT with certified yoga therapist, Sherry Zak Morris! Chair Yoga Dance is a wonderful way to get your daily dose of movement while having lots of fun! And you are working your brain and...
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It’s the last Monday of the month, which means it is time for a Dessert recipe! My family loves camping and having backyard fires. And, naturally, my kids ask for S’mores too. But what do you do when someone wants S’mores and it’s raining? You make S’mores bars with Golden Grahams cereal! This way, you...
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Today’s virtual tour is a guiding walking tour of beautiful Barcelona, Spain. Get to know Barcelona with its beautiful sights all over the city. Marvel at the wonderful beaches with great views on the sea and explore well-known sights of the city, such as the Venetian Towers or the Sagrada Familia. Get the chance to...
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Yesterday was Earth Day, so we decided to recognize a day when we are all extra-conscious of the impact we have on our planet with a little bit of humour. The impacts of climate change are having a real effect on our planet, but we can’t be only gloom and doom about the subject. We...
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Today is the first in a 2-part Trivia Thursday!  I have always loved the mystery of the Baldoon Witch – I even wrote a paper on it in college. Given its mystery and its local history, I decided to use it as the basis for our Trivia Thursday. Usually when making our trivia posts, we...
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What a difference a week makes! Last week, I posted a lot of beautiful spring pictures. As I was driving into work today, admiring the beautiful snow (but still thinking “Why do we have this much snow in late April?”), I decided to postpone the planned pictures for today. Instead I grabbed the camera, went...
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Today’s craft tutorial shows us how to make our own jewelry trays out of air-dry clay and imprint them with leaves you can find out and about now that spring is here. I love this craft, as it is not only easy to make, but you can also customize it. Pick colours that match your...
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Today’s exercise has the popular Steve Bottrill walking you through some great exercises that will help with your upper back posture. To participate in this routine, you will need a small ball that you can place in the arch of your back. Don’t have a ball? No problem! Just use a rolled up towel. Steve...
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This is one of my family’s absolute favourite meals. I get requests to make this at least once a week. It is fast, easy, and delicious! We usually serve it over pasta with a big salad on the side, but you can pair it with mashed potatoes (or cauliflower!). I’ve not tried it, but I...
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Today’s video is longer than normal, at 42 minutes, but it is so stunning, I had to post it. In today’s video, we will take a virtual walking tour to Croatia and discover the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park. Plitvice Lakes is one of the most unique places to visit in Croatia. Walk along boardwalks...
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Today, we poke fun at ourselves! Canada is a great place to live and we are extremely proud to be Canadian, but we also know that we have our little quirks that make us unique (and awesome!). And we Canadians have enough confidence and are good natured enough to make jokes about our awesome country....
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Today’s Trivia Thursday is a little different. We know that many of you have not been to the Centre for a while and miss it. We also got a new camera that I really wanted to play with we needed to test out . So what we did is take close up pictures of things...
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Wally Wackers Golf is back! Starting May 6 and running every Thursday until September 24th, join other seniors for a fun golf outing at Hidden Hills Golf and Country Club. Make sure you are there by 8:30am to register and be assigned to your team. Tee-off is at 9:00am. For more information, contact Jane McGill...
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Spring is here! Really here, not “here because the calendar says spring is here.” The sun is shining brighter, the wind is warmer (mostly!), the trees are starting to grow their new leaves, the flowers are starting to bloom. With all this beautiful growth and reawakening happening around us, how could we not feature the...
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It’s April and that means that, while we can’t plant our gardens just yet, we can get everything prepped and ready to go. I love gardening, but I hate how my back and legs hurt after a morning crawling around on the ground. I’m no spring chicken anymore! That’s why I love today’s DIY project...
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In this exercise video Meredith is guiding you through an easy–to–follow beginner walk at home workout! This is a beginner level workout but can still be challenging for anyone at any level. This routine uses no equipment and can easily be done in the comfort of your own home. This workout incorporates the best of...
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This soup is a personal favourite, so how could I not share it with you? I love the flavours in this soup, and it is so easy to make. Bring your soup game to the next level. You won’t regret it! Ingredients 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced2 tbsp. olive oil2 cans of Condensed Tomato Soup1/4...
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The Canadian capital is home to about 1 million people, numerous colleges and universities, research and cultural institutions, and many national museums. It is also the heart of Canadian politics, where our iconic Parliament Hill nestles up to the Ottawa River. Join Ottawalks as they journey through Canada’s capital city at night. See Parliament lit...
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Spring really feels like it has sprung, with the beautiful, warm weather we just had for a few days and the rain over the last 24 hours. So we decided to make today’s A Little Bit of Humour all about Spring. We hope these put a smile on your face today.
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Today is the 48th edition of our Trivia Thursday, and my first attempt at making a trivia post! With it being so lovely outside, I wanted to make today’s trivia post full of interesting little tidbits about Spring! Test your knowledge and see how much you know about this wonderful season! As usual the trivia...
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Have you liked the look of stone vases but not the weight (or the price) of them? Then we have the perfect solution – create your own! Follow Caro’s tutorial to take any old vase or jar from the back of your cupboard and give it new life by painting it to look like the...
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Today Steve Bottrill has us doing a higher intensity workout. Because this exercise takes place while sitting in a chair, it is still safe for many seniors who are concerned about balance to take part while really getting your heart rate going. This video features a lot of cardiovascular movements and include shoulder movements and...
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Ingredients Scrambled eggs have always been a favourite of mine. But they do tend to get boring after a while. Why not mix it up a little and make this restaurant-worthy take on scrambled eggs? 8 large eggs1 tsp. Dijon mustardsalt and pepper1 tbsp. olive oil or unsalted butter2 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked and broken...
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Today is Good Friday, so what better place to tour today than Vatican City? Most people either aren’t aware or tend to forget the fact that the Vatican is its own country, and not part of Italy. Vatican City covers just 121 acres and has a population of 825 people, making it the smallest country...
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Easter has been seen as a time of new life and renewal as the Earth shakes off the cold snow of winter and the flora and fauna begin to appear again. It is such a hopeful time of year, with the promise of great things to come. This past year has been challenging for everyone....
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Just a little while ago, Premier Doug Ford announced that Ontario has pulled the COVID-19 Emergency Brake and the province is once again going into shutdown. This newest shutdown is to last from Saturday, April 3rd until Friday, April 30th. What does this mean for you? The Centre will be closed until we are out...
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It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 47th edition. With the rich history Wallaceburg has and the so many places to see. Today’s trivia is all about Wallaceburg’s historical and wonderful sights. There is a twist this week instead of a story we have picture hints. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder...
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Our pool tables are hopping – so much so that we are looking at adding afternoon sessions to the calendar (see our previous post for more information on that)! It’s so great to see people enthusiastic about playing!  The WAAC just wanted to send out a friendly reminder about several of our pool table protocols....
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Due to the extreme popularity of our pool tables, we are looking at possibly opening an afternoon session to accommodate everyone! The afternoon session will run from 1:00 until 3:30. The cost would be $2 for the entire afternoon. This is where you come in. We need your help to determine if there is enough...
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For the next few segments Our Geek will be discussing way to keep us safe online, If you have any questions, at the end of this article is information on how you can contact our Resident Geek. Facebook Posts Audience Safety It is wise to check who can view your posts every time you post...
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I love sewing and I always fall in love with fabrics and usually buy more than I should (which is something I picked up after not having bought enough for a project before!). This Tote Bag Tutorial is a great way to use you that extra fabric up. If you like the look of this...
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Classes for our 4-week April Session are filling up quickly, but we do still have several openings in most classes. In fact, due to BOTH Pilates classes filling up almost right away, Dianne is offering a 2nd Pilates class on Wednesdays from 10:15 to 11:15 for those who couldn’t get into the other classes. Registration...
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Today Steve guides us through a gentle chair exercise with a ball. You can use any lightweight ball you have around the house for this exercise routine. After a quick warmup, Steve leads you through several ball exercises. He closes the workout with some breathing techniques. Keep an eye out for a surprise visit from...
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It’s the last Monday of the month, which means it’s time for a great dessert recipe! And with Easter coming up on Sunday, why not make today’s dessert recipe Easter-themed? These Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles are adorable and tasty! I really have to have one these, but only if I can gift the rest...
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Easter weekend is next weekend and Passover starts tomorrow. It is fitting that today’s virtual tour takes us to Jerusalem, the heart of the Abrahamic religions – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Each year, during Passover and Easter thousands of worshipers flock to Jerusalem’s holiest sites. Unfortunately, this year that won’t be possible so we’re bringing...
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If anyone has ever owned a pet, you know that they can be quite silly – both on purpose and unintentionally. The same is true for animals that haven’t been domesticated. So today, instead of memes and jokes, it’s all about capturing the right moment when animals are being funny. Even if they don’t realize...
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It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 46th edition. It is Repeat Thursday. To test our memories and our knowledge we are posting a repeat of one of our past trivia segments. . Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short...
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What a wonderful time of the year, Spring when the earth awakes from its slumber and the migrating birds return. It is during these times that hope and faith are renewed as beauty blooms and new growth begins. The sweet melody of birds fill the air as the spring flowers send forth a sweet smell...
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Follow Jennifer of Jennifer Decorates as she shows you how to make this beautiful spring wreath. Hang it on your front door to help welcome spring to your neighbourhood or hang it on a wall inside your home where you can see it more! Video via Jennifer Decorates If you try your hand at this...
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In this exercise video, Meredith is guiding you through a great workout routine that you can do everyday or days when you’re short on time and are looking to get a quick session in. This workout is aimed towards our beginner level but don’t let that fool you! This is a great routine for anyone...
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Ingredients Slow cooker apricot chicken is an easy recipe using chicken thighs and dried apricots for a delicious dinner with big, fresh flavor and an intoxicating aroma – your house will smell amazing! Serve it over rice, couscous, or quinoa and drizzle some of the leftover juices on. Your taste buds will thank you! 1...
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They say that in ancient times, all roads lead to Rome. As one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, the saying still holds true. Follow along as this tour takes you through a city that has been around for 2800 years. Follow the path beside the Tiber River or along the Ancient Roads and...
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Teachers do some of the most important work in our society. They prepare the next generation to take the reins of society. They make and shape our future. They aren’t superheroes, but regular people, just like you and me. Which also means they have a sense of humour just like us. So today we are...
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It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 45th edition. Today we are going to do a Throwback Thursday and Time Travel back to the 80’s. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers hidden with...
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As we stated last time for the next few segments Our Geek will be discussing way to keep us safe online, If you have any questions, at the end of this article is information on how you can contact our Resident Geek. Social Media Safety In this day and age it seems like there is...
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This Easter decoration is simple to make and adds a simple elegance to your home just in time for Easter! You should be able to find all the items you need at any dollar store. I think this is just adorable and can’t wait to make one for my home! Video via Little crafts lover
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This gentle exercise video combines Tai Chi and Qi Gong with a variety of adaptations to help make the routine safe and comfortable for you. Developed by the therapists in Toronto Rehab’s LEAP Service (Living Engaged and Actively with Pain), this routine is great for starting a gentle exercise program at home. Video via Cara...
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St. Patrick’s Day is in just a couple of days, so today’s recipe is for a seasonal fast food favourite that you can make at home. That’s right, McDonald’s Shamrock Shake in your own kitchen! This super-yummy shake is a much-anticipated start to spring for many people, and now you can make it too! Don’t...
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St. Patrick’s Day is only 5 days away, so where else would we go for today’s virtual tour than the Emerald Isle? Join Tyler of TylerTravelsTV as he highlights some of the best places to visit in Ireland. You’ll see some of the “do-not-miss” attractions and sights in the southern half of Ireland. Treat yourself...
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St. Patrick’s Day is only a few days away. You know what that means! That’s right! That means today’s A Little Bit of Humour is all about everything you associate with St. Patrick’s Day – Ireland, drinking, leprechauns, pots of gold, even the saint himself! The one thing about this day I will never understand...
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It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 44th edition. It is always great to learn something new about Canada so this week’s trivia is all about Canada. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers...
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March has come in like a lamb and spring is just around the corner. What a great time to watch the changes of the season come upon us. The migrating birds are filling the skies as they head towards their summer homes. The air is being warm by southern winds as the birds fill it...
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This beautiful little sleeping baby is made using only a few socks, some cotton batting and a little bit of sewing! Wouldn’t this be the perfect gift for a little girl? I think I know what I will be gifting at the next baby shower I go to! Video via Benden Size
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In this exercise video Meredith will be guiding you through a great seated HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) style routine using optional weights for resistance. HIIT workouts are a great way to build up both your cardiovascular system and muscle strength. It combines the best of both worlds into a shorter, yet more intense workout...
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This salmon recipe is so incredibly easy and it’s bursting with flavor. Just coat a large salmon fillet with the Dijon mix and bake it for 18-20 minutes. You can easily make this recipe with 4-6 individual salmon fillets, rather than one large fillet. The end result is a healthy baked salmon recipe that’s super...
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One of the best-known historical sites in the world, the Great Pyramid at the Giza Plateau in Egypt is the only one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World to survive to modern day. The largest of 3 pyramids, the Great Pyramid was built as a tomb for the Pharaoh Khufu over 20 years,...
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The Centre is back open and with it, so is our fitness rooms and exercise classes. We are all anxious to get up and get moving after another long lockdown, so lots of people are heading to the gym. And with the weather improving (at least in theory – weather in March is so unpredictable!)...
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It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 43rd edition. Can you believe it is March already? Well you know what that means this week’s trivia is all about March. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has...
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For the next few segments Our Geek will be discussing way to keep us safe online, from Phishing email to social Media. If you have any questions, at the end of this article is information on how you can contact our Resident Geek. In this day and age it seems like there is always a...
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I have always looked at St. Patrick’s Day as a time to start looking for spring. Winter is almost over and you know the crocuses and tulips will start peeking up soon. And what better way to prepare for St. Patrick’s Day than with a little decoration? Debbi walks you through making 5 different crafts...
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Steve Bottrill is back with this awesome seated exercise. It’s a great workout that focuses on your coordination through using 2 opposing moves that work not just your body, but your mind too! Intimidated by the thought of opposing moves? Don’t be! We use opposite movement all the time. Think of how you swim. One...
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Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. It’s not unusual for me to have breakfast for dinner just to get more breakfast! Whether you make this as a breakfast-for-dinner meal or actual breakfast, these are quick, easy, delicious, and customizable! To customize, add in spinach, mushrooms, peppers, bacon, or whatever you wish at Step...
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We are so excited! The Reopen Planning Committee met Thursday afternoon and decided that we are going to resume exercise classes and pool, as well as open the fitness rooms again! Keep reading to see how we are working each program. POOL Sessions will run from 8:45am to 12 noon, Monday to Friday, at a...
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Aquariums seem to be very popular for our virtual tours, so here’s another! Today’s virtual tour is at the SEA (Southeast Asia) Aquarium in Singapore is the world’s second largest aquarium and boasts tens of thousands of fish, including a shark tank with 100 sharks! They even have Elephant Fish, a deep-water fish that isn’t...
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Last week, we looked at the funny side of cats. Naturally, dogs come next. With their fun, lovable, joyful attitude, there is lots to love and laugh at when it comes to dogs. I know I see my little escape artist Houdini in many of the pictures below.
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It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 42nd edition. This week’s theme is “Who Do You Know” Each question is about a Famous Canadian and their accomplishments. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers...
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The last few weeks winter has decided to do its major visit. With snowstorms and ice jams our streets and waterways became a winter wonderland. One of our regular contributors of photos went out and captured the wonders and beauty of nature during this time Today, she shares her experiences with us. The beauty she...
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Almost everyone has mason jars hanging around in their house somewhere. If you are like me, there is a collection in the back of your kitchen cupboard. Maybe it’s time to pull them out and give them a new purpose. Follow this great tutorial to learn how to paint and distress them to turn them...
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Meredith is back with another workout! This time she is working our abs and improving our core strength with this intermediate level exercise video. The best part of this workout is that it is designed to do without needing to get down on the floor (or struggling to get back up after like I do)!...
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Who doesn’t love pizza? I know I do! This recipe comes from world-famous chef Mario Batali, who makes this pizza in the traditional Italian style. Follow the link at the bottom of this post to hear his inspiration for this recipe. Ingredients for 6 servings DOUGH 1 ¼ cups water(300 mL), warm¼ oz active dry yeast(10 g), 1 packet1 ½ teaspoons sugar3...
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One of Canada’s – if not the world’s – best known tourist attractions, Niagara Falls is a staple vacation spot for those of us in Southwestern Ontario. One of the Natural Wonders of the World, it is also one of the busiest, with more than 30 million visitors each year. This walking tour takes you...
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Anyone who has ever owned a cat should be able to relate to the below pictures. I know I sure do. Whether it is your cat laying on the project you just laid out to work on, knocking things of the table on purpose, or begging for pets and then getting mad when you oblige,...
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It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 41st edition. After the cold spell and the snowstorm that came through what a great time for a Winter Theme. This week’s questions are all about winter. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a...
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To continue our iCloud segment, today we will study how to manage your iCloud by reducing and deleting files, photos, messages etc. Last week we learned that almost everything gets backed up on the icloud, however we have control of what is saved on the iCloud.  This week we were asked, “How do I reduce...
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There is just something special about a soft snow falling at night. This painting has a calm, peaceful, romantic feel to it. And because it uses basic techniques and easy to find tools (including aluminum foil balls!), this is something you can accomplish at home too! Video via Jay Lee Painting If you try your...
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Last week we received an email from merry old England from a fan of our website. She told us about how much she loved Meredith’s workout videos. After that, how could we not post another great video from Senior Fitness with Meredith? In this video, Meredith takes you through a great 20 minute beginner cardio...
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Burritos are a quick, easy meal that will also get you some real bang for your buck. Not only are they inexpensive to make, they also freeze well. So make a couple of batches, have some today and put the rest in the freezer for another day. Ingredients for 6 burritos 6 flour tortillas16 oz refried bean(455 g), 1 can1...
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This week we are visiting the City of Lights, the City of Love, Paris. One of the most recognized cities in the world, Paris is home to some of the world’s most famous museums, churches and other structures (like the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe). Paris’s historical district, which runs along the Seine...
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February 14th is this Sunday, so how could we not make today’s edition of A Little Bit of Humour all about Valentine’s Day? We hope you enjoy both the jokes below and your Valentine’s Day.
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It’s that time again Trivia Thursday? For our 40th and Valentine edition the questions will all be base on love and Valentine Day. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers hidden with in it....
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There are so many hidden Gems of nature in and around Wallaceburg. Some with in Walking distance of the centre other just a little bit of a drive. Today we share a video created by the Sydenham Field Naturalists portraying Paw Paw woods and the beauty that was found in them in January. In these...
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Why not make an adorable gnome to decorate your home? These super-cute gnomes are quick and easy to make and because everything is from the dollar store, they are budget friendly too! If you try your hand at making a Valentine’s gnome – or even a whole gnome...
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Steve is back! Steve Bottrill has been featured in some of our workout videos in the past and we have always had rave reviews about his videos. So when he reached out to let us know he had posted a new one, we had to share it with you. Enjoy this easy leg workout in...
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Valentine’s Day is only a few days away. Why not spoil your special someone with this beautiful and easy to make Strawberry Rose Crepe Cake? Serve it as your Valentine’s Day breakfast or as a sweet dessert by candlelight. Still want to incorporate chocolate (it is Valentine’s Day after all)? Just drizzle some on and...
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Today’s virtual tour takes you to one of the most spectacular natural wonders of our world, the Grand Canyon. With 227 miles of canyon and over 5 million visitors every year, the Grand Canyon is a trip that is on many people’s bucket lists. Visitors can experience the canyon from multiple viewing points, by hiking...
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Today’s edition of A Little Bit of Humour is in honour of our hard working members of law enforcement. They work hard to keep us all safe, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t have a little fun at times too! These made my step-dad, a retired police officer laugh. I hope you do too!...
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It’s that time again Trivia Thursday? For our first one in February and our 39th edition we have a hodgepodge of questions all about February. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers hidden with...
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Last segment we talked about iclouds and how to find out what is being stored on your iCloud. Which you can read here ICloud. One thing about clouds is that they fill up quickly and sometime we end up with an error code that there is not enough space in our cloud for a newer...
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It’s the beginning of February, which means it’s less than 2 weeks until Valentine’s Day! Follow Julie’s tutorial on how to make 2 different styles of heart-shaped wreaths to help you decorate for the holiday of love using inexpensive items found at most dollar stores. Video via Julie’s Wreath Boutique If you try your hand...
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Looking for a new way to add some vegetables to your breakfast? Try out this quick, super-easy, and healthy recipe that will be sure to bring your eggs to the next level! Ingredients 2 eggs1 yellow bell peppersalt, to tastepepper, to taste Preparation Slice a yellow bell pepper on its side to create rings.Place the 2 rings...
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One of the newest and most luxurious cities in the world, Dubai sits on the edge of the Persian Gulf on one side and the Arabian Desert on the other. The city has undergone massive growth in the last 30 years and boasts some of the world’s most recognizable reclaimed land developments including Palm Island...
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It’s that time again Trivia Thursday? This is our 38th edition and this week we are flashing back 60 years with Music from the 1960’s Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers hidden with...
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One has to admit the weather this January was crazy and every changing yet there was always beauty to be found at every turn of everyday. May it be on the dull dark days to the snowy and sun shining days; nature has always been there to inspire us with her beauty. It can renew...
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One-pan meals are SO easy to make! Toss it all on one baking sheet, throw it in the oven, pull it out and serve. Line your pan with tin foil to make cleanup even faster! Ingredients for 4 servings 6 oz salmon fillet(170 g), 4 fillets½ cup butter(115 g), melted3 cloves garlic½ lemon, juicedsalt, to tastepepper, to taste4 cups broccoli floret(900 g)olive oil¼ cup parmesan cheese(30 g)fresh...
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Aquariums are beautiful, peaceful places to visit – be it in person or virtually. That’s why they show up so often in our Virtual Tours! This week, we are at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. The exhibits at the museum are contained in over 800,000 US gallons (3,028,000L) of fresh and saltwater displays....
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Are you ready for our 37th edition of Trivia Thursday? This week’s theme is TV Shows and Movies. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while...
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Cloud Services have become a very important part of our digital lives. It seems like everyone has one and almost every digital company is offering you one.  In May 2020 the question “What is a Cloud?” was answered. Click Here to access What’s a Cloud? Segment. Now that we know what a cloud is, this...
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Are you still sticking to your New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier? I know I am trying and I am mostly successful. Quick recipes like this make sticking to a diet (resolution or otherwise) a whole lot easier!The website this recipe comes from calls this an After School Berry Yogurt Bark. And sure, it would...
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Machu Picchu is one of the best known historical sites in the Western Hemisphere. Originally built in the 15th century and abandoned during the Spanish conquest of South America, Machu Picchu is a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Built on...
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Wife: I’m heading to the store, do you want anything? Husband: I want a sense of purpose in my life…  I seek fulfulment and completeness within my soul…  I want to connect to my being and discover the spiritual side of me… Wife: Be more specific… You want Rum or Scotch. Husband: ………….Scotch please.
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Are you ready for our 36th edition of Trivia Thursday? With the weather being a little wacky this month, what better time then to do some Weather Trivia. Each question is related Canadian Weather in some way. Taking into consideration that this subject may be hard one, 8/10 of the questions have hints added to...
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This is our 1st edition of The Wonders of Nature Around Us for 2021. Since the beginning of the year we have had some unique weather patterns from snow to warm temperatures. Each day brought new beauty to the year’s beginning. This segment one of our regular photographers, Margaret has shared with us some of...
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This is a another great craft that will allow you to customize your lighting to match your décor. You pick the colours, you pick the size, you wrap it and let it dry. Don’t need a lamp? Make smaller ones for tabletop decorations in your home. This craft is a great one to do with...
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With this easy chicken and vegetable stir fry recipe, you can have Chinese food without needing to pay for takeout! Feel free to mix up the protein or vegetables depending on what you have in your fridge. The simple sauce packs a flavour punch that will bring the dish together, no matter what. Serve it...
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This week’s virtual tour takes us down under to Australia’s Melbourne Zoo. You get to see the traditional zoo animals like the lions, zebras, elephants and giraffes, plus some lesser known animals like the tamarin, coati, and Tasmanian devil. Plus the cutest trio of snow leopards! As an added bonus, the Zoos Victoria YouTube channel...
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Lockdown Edition Well, we are part way through the second lockdown in less than a year. This can be a trying time for many, but there are definitely opportunities for laughter. Poking fun at a difficult situation can make it seem a little less trying. Hopefully these bring a smile to your face!
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January mornings have a beauty of their own, as it springs forth new beginnings. With the cold nights have us looking forward to the growing of the days. January is unique in so many ways. It the Beginning of a new year filled with new experiences and expectations. What makes January so special is that...
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Are you ready for our 35th edition of Trivia Thursday and the first one for 2021? Today’s theme is all about January. Each question is related to the month of January in some way. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a...
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We are thankful to be bring back our Ask a Tech Geek series.  It has been several months since we last saw our Tech Geek’s posts and she is looking forward to answering your questions. If you have a question you like answered by our resident Tech Geek, there is information on how to send...
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This abstract painting technique is great for those who want to create a one-of-a-kind painting. You can pick your own colours to match your decor. This technique is very free-form, so you don’t need any special art techniques to make your own masterpiece! Kristen from k.becca via YouTube
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Image via https://dinnerthendessert.com/slow-cooker-chicken-bacon-ranch-sandwiches-crack-chicken/ Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches, also sometimes referred to as “crack chicken” are made with bacon, cream cheese, chicken, cheddar cheese and ranch seasonings and they’re a family favorite! Ingredients 3 chicken breasts boneless skinless16 ounces cream cheese 2 boxes1 packet ranch seasoning1 cup cheddar cheese1 teaspoon garlic powder8 slices bacon crumbled8 slices cheddar cheese8 hoagie rolls Add the chicken, cream cheese, ranch seasoning, cheddar cheese and...
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Virtual Tours are back! We first brought you virtual tours in the spring during the initial lockdown as a way to allow you to see places that you couldn’t visit. There are so many beautiful places around the world that so many of us will never be able to see in person for many different...
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A New Year’s Lecture On New Year’s Eve, Daniel was in no shape to drive, so he sensibly left his van in the parking lot and walked home.  As he was wobbling along, he was stopped by a policeman.  “What are you doing out here at four o’clock in the morning?” asked the officer. “I’m...
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This year was an unusual one at best. With many up and down, twist and turns it was a roller coaster of a year. Yet together we were able to make the best of a tough situation so today we want to make sure we wish you the very best for 2021. May the New...
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Are you ready for our 34th edition of Trivia Thursday and also our New Year’s Eve edition? Being New Year’s Eve Day this edition has a hodgepodge of New Year theme Trivia questions. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short...
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Christmas Day was a snowy one in Southwestern Ontario. But it led to some great pictures once the sun came back out! Image courtesy of Randy Parent Image courtesy of Randy Parent Image courtesy of Randy Parent Image courtesy of Randy Parent
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This edition of The Wonders of Nature Around Us is the last one for the year. A fitting way to end year and begin an new one is with a video review of the beauty around us. While this year was filled with turbulent moments, nature has remain steadfast in sharing its peaceful essence as...
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https://tasty.co/recipe/turkey-roulade Ingredients for 8 servings 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1/2 stick1 cup yellow onion(150 g), diced1 cup carrot(110 g), diced1 cup celery(225 g), diced1 lb sweet italian sausage(455 g), casing removed2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaf10 oz plain stuffing mix(285 g), 1 box½ cup chicken stock(120 mL)3 lb skin-on turkey breast(1.3 kg), deboned, butterflied2...
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This year has been an unprecedented one yet the Joy of Christmas can be found in the hearts of those who dare to share their love with others. So we take this time to share with you the love of the season. Have a very Merry Christmas, a Joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New...
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Are you ready not only for our 33rd edition of Trivia Thursday but also our Christmas Eve edition? Being Christmas eve this edition has a hodgepodge of 10 Christmas Trivia questions. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below...
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For 20 weeks the wonders of nature has been shared from flowers to birds from sunsets to sunrises. One Wonder that is always amazingly around us, is the Wonder of Human nature; the love, joy, compassion and comradery. This Christmas was a big one for our little community. Together to share the Spirit of Christmas...
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To Our Valued Members, The Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre Board of Directors and staff would like to take the time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Sadly, with yesterday’s announcement by the Ontario Government putting the entire province in Grey Level (Lockdown) beginning on December 26 and lasting until January...
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https://tasty.co/recipe/stuffing-bites Ingredients for 8 bites 1 lb breakfast sausage(455 g)½ cup onion(75 g), diced¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese(75 g)2 eggs½ cup dried cranberry(65 g), chopped½ teaspoon dried thyme½ teaspoon dried rosemary½ teaspoon salt½ teaspoon black pepper6 oz stuffing mix(170 g), 1 box1 cup chicken broth(240 mL) Preparation Cook sausage in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion...
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Are you ready for our 32nd addition of Trivia Thursday? Keeping with the Christmas theme this week’s is Christmas songs. This week we also have a slight twist instead of 10 questions we have 12 to honour the 12 days of Christmas. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual...
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No matter what time of the year it is, Nature displays its wonders sometimes in the most hidden ways. From a blooming orchid or house plants in ones house; or the snowy wonders that appears and disappears; nature is always in full display many times we forget to stop and meditate on what beauty is...
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https://tasty.co/recipe/gingerbread-truffles Ingredients for 12 truffles TRUFFLES ¾ cup double cream(200 mL)1 ¾ cups chocolate(300 g)1 tablespoon ground ginger1 tablespoon ground cinnamon GINGERBREAD COATING 1 ½ cups ginger biscuit(150 g) Preparation Gently heat the double cream in a saucepan for a few minutes. Turn off heat.Add the chocolate and allow the heat of the cream to melt it.Stir in the ginger and cinnamon.Leave to...
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Are you ready for our 31st addition of Trivia Thursday? Can you believe Christmas is coming upon us. For the next few weeks we will have Christmas themed trivia. This week’s is Christmas Tv and Movies. Think you know the answers Are you up to the challenge? As usual there will be a list of...
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The Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre is open for Fitness Classes in the New Year!  Join our talented, certified instructors and get moving! Our upcoming sessions run once a week for 4 weeks in January. Pre-registration is required. Classes fill up fast, so contact the Centre today to reserve your spot. Mondays: 1:00 – 2:00          Chair...
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Some of the most beautiful things about nature is how it enhances man made structures. From reflections on the water to flowers grown beside them to sunsets upon them. Natures ability to help the most obtuse but needed structure look beautiful in its own way is amazing. Today we will share with you fixtures we...
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As the lights fill the night’s sky and the cool air breaks forth to the winter winds. The beauty of this month can not be missed. With the hustle and bustle that this month brings, it must sometimes feel like your birthday has been forgotten. Rest assure that we want to take a moment and...
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https://tasty.co/recipe/the-best-ever-vegan-mac-n-cheese Ingredients for 6 servings 1 cup raw cashews(130 g)warm water, for soaking cashews1 head garlic5 tablespoons olive oil, divided3 cups cold water(720 mL)1 ¼ cups panko breadcrumbs(60 g)½ teaspoon paprika3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided2 tablespoons vegan butter3 cloves garlic, minced3 tablespoons all-purpose flour3 tablespoons nutritional yeast2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar¼ teaspoon ground turmeric¾ teaspoon freshly ground...
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Reminder! The Facebook Auction closes today at 5:00 p.m. sharp! Make sure you get your bids in!
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We have all gone/going through a great ordeal; fortunately we have a wonderful community that takes to heart that we are in this together, and is trying to bring joy to everyone through this Christmas Season. The coordinators for the Wallaceburg Christmas Light Tour reached out and asked us to share this wonderful opportunity of...
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Reminder!! The Online Auction is starting in 1 hour! Head on over to our Facebook Page to check it out!
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https://www.comedywildlifephoto.com/gallery/comedy-widlife-2020-competition-winners.php The Overall Winner Is… Mark Fitzpatrick with their picture Terry The Turtle Flipping The Bird“I was swimming with this turtle at Lady Elliott Island on the Great Barrier Reef when he flipped me the bird!”Mark Fitzpatrick also won the Creatures Under The Sea Award with this photo “The racoon was just waking up and...
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WAAC vouchers for exercise classes are discontinued.  Outstanding vouchers will be honoured at cash value for exercise class registration, fitness room use or pool.  Vouchers previously paid for will still be valid into the new year towards prepayment for exercise classes or other activities.   WAAC Board of Directors
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Are you ready for our 30th addition of Trivia Thursday? Can you believe it we are already into December. Are you able to answer these December related questions? So are you up to the challenge? As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden...
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WAAC Board of Directors regretfully announces that Danielle Demeray will be leaving her position as WAAC Administrative Coordinator effective Dec 4/20.  Danielle will be exploring new opportunities.  On behalf of the membership, WAAC Board of Directors extends our best wishes to Danielle in her new endeavors.   At this time, the WAAC Board of Directors is pleased to...
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Over the last week we have seen our town light us with the Christmas spirit. There were days with warm weather which turn to snow setting the scene for December. Yet through it all the beauty and wonder of nature unfolded. While the heart filled with joy seeing the Christmas decorations adorning yards, porches, balconies...
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Photo by Du01b0u01a1ng Nhu00e2n on Pexels.com Please be advised that the Centre will be closed on the following dates for the holidays: Thursday, December 24, 2020Friday, December 25, 2020andFriday, January 1, 2020 Wishing you peace, love, and joy this holiday season and throughout 2021. Best wishes from the Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre! 2020-12-25T12:57:00  days  hours  minutes ...
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https://www.audubon.org/news/118th-christmas-bird-count-canada-summary With this crazy year we’ve had, the WAAC wanted to make sure our members knew of an option to get them out of the house and engaged with this fun activity! Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is North America’s longest-running Citizen Science project. Counts happen in over 2000 localities throughout the Western...
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The following classes still have spots available for Registration: Chair Yoga with Sandra Maltby-Mills on Mondays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Trinity United ChurchFunctional Strength & Balance with Fran Betts on Mondays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Trinity United ChurchCircuit with Dianne Matak on Tuesdays from 8:45-9:45 a.m. at the CentreChair Yoga with Sandra Maltby-Mills on Wednesdays...
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Easy Chair Exercise with Weights – YouTube No need to buy your own weights here! Anything you can find around your house will work great for this simple exercise!
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https://tasty.co/recipe/peppermint-mocha-crockpot-eggnog-with-dipping-deer Ingredients for 10 servings PEPPERMINT MOCHA EGGNOG 1 cinnamon stick1 tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips, or chocolate shavings9 large egg yolks¼ cup granulated sugar(25 g)2 cups whole milk(480 mL)1 ½ cups heavy cream(360 mL)1 bottle Starbucks® Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino®1 teaspoon vanilla extract¼ cup freshly grated nutmeg1 pinch kosher salt DIPPING DEER 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips(260 g)20 candy canes20 candy eyes10 red chocolate-covered candies Preparation Make the peppermint mocha...
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WAAC will be holding an Online Auction via Facebook starting at noon on Friday, December 4, 2020. The Auction will run for the weekend and end on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. sharp! Each item will be posted separately. To bid, comment on the photo you wish to bid on. The highest bid...
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The 2019 Overall Winner is Sarah Skinner with her picture Grab Life By The… Sarah Skinner also won Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category with this photo Spectrum Photo Creatures In The Air Award goes to Vlado-Pirsa with Family Disagreement Olympus Creature Under The Water Award goes to Harry Walker with Oh My!...
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Are you ready for our 29th addition of Trivia Thursday? If you are a music fan you will love this week’s topic, “Music From 70’s”. So are you up to the challenge? As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it....
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Starting January 4, 2021 we will be starting the New Year back on the right foot! The January sessions will run from January 4, 2021 – January 29, 2021. The classes being offered this session are: Chair Yoga with Sandra Maltby-Mills on Mondays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Trinity United ChurchFunctional Strength & Balance with Fran...
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This past week we have experienced some wacky weather from wind storms to snow to warm weather and frosty mornings. However, through it all there have been some hidden beauty and wonders of nature to be found. We hope you enjoy this album dedicated to the beauty that was found though the everchanging weather patterns....
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https://ourbestbites.com/glowing-photo-luminaries// Materials Photo PrinterBlank sheets of Vellum (found at craft stores)Glass Jars or Vases (try to avoid irregular shapes)ScissorsDouble Sided TapeTea Lights or Battery Powered Candles Instructions1. Use photo printer to print a variety of photos onto vellum.  2. Cut images to fit dimensions of your glass jars.  3. Use double stick tape to secure...
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https://tasty.co/recipe/mini-veggie-pot-pies Ingredients for 12 mini pies nonstick cooking spray, for greasing3 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed2 tablespoons grapeseed oil1 small yellow onion, diced½ small celery root, peeled and diced2 medium carrots, diced1 large parsnip, peeled and diced1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced¼ cup all purpose flour(30 g)2 cups vegetable stock(480 mL)1 teaspoon dried thyme2 ½ teaspoons kosher salt1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1 large egg, lightly beaten SPECIAL EQUIPMENT round cutter,...
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Last week we shared part 1 of Chatham-Kent’s very own Steve Bottrill’s Chair Yoga. Check out part 2!
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https://www.comedywildlifephoto.com/gallery/comedy-widlife-2018-competition-winners.php 2018 Overall Winner is… Mary McGowan with her picture Caught In The Act which also won the Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category Spectrum Photo Creatures in the Air Category, Shane Keena with Peek-a-boo Under the Sea Category Winner is Tanya Houppermans with Smiling Blue Shark Spectrum Photo Junior Category winner is...
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Are you ready for our 28th addition of Trivia Thursday? Today’s Segment is all Canadian Television shows. So are you up to the challenge? As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be...
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Who doesn’t like a walk in the woods on a cool fall day. In the crisp air with the crunching of the leaves under your feet there is such peace and tranquility to be had. Some call this Forest Bathing because you soak in the beauty and reconnect with nature. Today a member has shared...
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While today we may not technically be Winter just yet, it sure feels like it outside. I don’t know about you but I think I would prefer to stay in and paint!!
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Follow along with Chatham-Kent’s own Steve Bottrill as he demonstrates some slow moving exercises in this less than 15 min video.
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In order to continue helping our members stay active, the Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre is happy to announce we will be holding a 2-week mini session before the Christmas Holidays! YAY! Photo by Luis Quintero on Pexels.com This “mini session” will run from December 7, 2020 – December 18, 2020. The classes being offered this...
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https://tasty.co/recipe/cranberry-and-brie-crescent-ring Ingredients for 8 servings 2 tubes crescent dough1 cup cranberry sauce(290 g)1 wheel brie cheese, cut into 12 wedges1 large egg, beaten1 teaspoon flaky sea salt1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaf Preparation Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Arrange the crescent roll triangles on the prepared baking sheet with the points...
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Photo by Giftpundits.com on Pexels.com The Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre would like to say Thank You to all of our Volunteer Greeters and all of our past Volunteers as well! We truly appreciate you all and the Centre would not be the same without you.
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An owl dangling precariously from a branch has scooped the overall prize of the 2017 year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.https://www.comedywildlifephoto.com/gallery/finalists/2017_winners.php Tiber Kerc’z photo of an undignified owl was the overall winner Andrea Zampatti won the Land category with a photo of a dormouse Troy Mayne won Under The Sea category with a photobombing sea turtle John Threlfall...
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Are you ready for our 27th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Canadian Nature is today’s subject matter. So are you up to the challenge? As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder...
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Light up our community to bring some joy Happiness and positivity to the end of 2020. A grassroots movement is happening in Wallaceburg to help spread the holiday cheer and renew hope and faith during these unprecedent times. Please read the following below and consider being part of this magical event. When the map is...
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What a wonderful few days we have had. It was like Spring had sprung and summer was upon us while fall showed off it’s beauty. We have some awesome captures from around Wallaceburg during these days. We hope that you took advantage of the weather and visited some wonderful places or even just enjoyed it...
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https://crmta.com/volunteers-needed-for-conference-agm/ We are in need of volunteers who are available to greet visitors of the Centre Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The current time frames needed filled are:Monday’s from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Tuesday’s from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Thursday’s from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.andFridays from...
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Today, November 11th, we take the time to remember those that have sacrificed their lives for us to be free. To remember the members of our and our allies armed forces who have died in the line of duty. To honour the memory of those who fought for us we take a two minute silence...
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The nights are longer and the days cooler what an awesome reason to lights some candles in celebration of all those born in November. While we would love to celebrate with you all in person until we can know that we are with you in our heart, mind and thoughts. May this Birthday bring you...
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Please make arrangements to attend at the Centre to pick up your shoes as soon as possible. We have numerous pairs of shoes waiting to be picked up inside the Centre front door. We will be donating any shoes that have not been picked up by the New Year.
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https://www.instrupix.com/easy-diy-snowy-mason-jar-christmas-craft/ SUPPLIES NEEDED: mason jar (or any glass jar)1 cup of epsom salt1 tbsp glitter (preferably white or translucent)mod podge (or tacky glue)sponge brush for applying the gluetwine or ribbonsmall piece of greeneryhot glue gunflameless tea lights (optional) INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Start off by mixing the epsom salt and glitter together in a  bowl so that it’s...
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https://tasty.co/recipe/shepherd-s-pie-twice-baked-potato Ingredients for 4 servings POTATOES 4 russet potatoes, scrubbed clean and patted dry1 tablespoon olive oil1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided, plus more to taste3 tablespoons unsalted butter¼ cup heavy cream(60 mL), warm½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste½ cup shredded cheddar cheese(50 g)¼ cup fresh chives(10 g), thinly sliced BEEF FILLING 1 tablespoon olive oil1 medium yellow onion, diced3 garlics, minced1 lb ground...
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Follow along with Joe Wicks as he demonstrates some simple workouts in 40 second intervals. The comments on this video are very positive and a lot of commenters were over the age of 70!
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https://www.memecenter.com/fun/2479309/no-christmas-in-november https://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/c/clock_change.asp Cheezburger.com Have a wonderful weekend everyone! TGIF! Look at this beautiful forecast!
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Are you ready for our 26th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today is all about November. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are posted...
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Photo by Joseph Redfield on Pexels.com TOMORROW IS THE LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS UPCOMING SESSION! ClassInstructorWhereDayTimeEssentricsJeanette MatakWAACMonday10:30-11:30 a.m.Chair YogaSandra Maltby-MillsTUCMonday1:00-2:00 p.m.Functional Strength and BalanceFran BettsTUCMonday2:30-3:30 p.m.CircuitDianne MatakWAACTuesday8:45-9:45 a.m.PilatesDianne MatakWAACWednesday8:45-9:45 a.m.Chair YogaJeannette MatakTUCWednesday1:00-2:00 p.m.PilatesDianne MatakWAACFriday8:45-9:45 a.m. Call or Email Danielle at the Centre for more information 519-627-6224 or srcentre@kent.net
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As we enter November, there is still beauty to be found. While many of the trees are now bare and the ground is scattered with leaves. The water around us still reflects the beauty of our area. The sunsets will have a different hue to them yet their wonders are still unique. Today we share...
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With the holiday season right around the corner, now is a great time to get a jump on your holiday shopping list. Wallaceburg Senior Citizens Club Inc. (Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre) MEMBERS have exclusive access to the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store from November 13 – December 6, 2020. You must be a member of the...
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https://stylesatlife.com/articles/crafts-for-adults/ You can make gorgeous-looking bowls of different sizes using buttons. These are crafts for young adults that help us create multi-colored bowls, which make good giveaway gifts. Speciality: This is a super inexpensive way of creating bowls using your imagination and creativity with colorful buttons. Material: ButtonsGlueBrushMod podgePin How to Make: Blow a balloon...
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https://tasty.co/recipe/chicken-pot-pie-by-wolfgang-puck Ingredients for 4 servings 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting2 cups chicken broth(480 g), good-qualitysalt, to tastefreshly ground black pepper, to taste1 pinch cayenne pepper, optional, to taste2 tablespoons heavy cream, plus more for egg wash2 lb cooked boneless, skinless chicken(910 g), shredded½ lb carrot(225 g), peeled, cut...
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David-Dorian Ross Could Tai Chi actually heal back pain? That would be a strong claim, but in 2106 a team of researchers from the Stanford University Medical School found that SEATED TAI CHI significantly reduced back pain – even for people with sever spinal cord injuries. What was really interesting about the study was that...
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Session 2 Registration will commence on Monday, November 2, 2020 ! Session dates are from Monday, November 9, 2020 – Friday, December 4, 2020. Classes being offered are: Essentrics with Jeannette Matak, Monday’s from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at WAAC Chair Yoga with Sandra Maltby-Mills, Monday’s from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church Functional Strength & Balance...
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https://www.boredpanda.com/comics-cope-stress-pandemic-garthgerman/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Wishing you a spook-tacular Halloween!
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Are you ready for our 25th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Halloween is just a few days away so an All Hallow Eve is today’s theme. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might...
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As we come to the end of October, there is and everchange of Wonder with the trees doing their final farewell to this year and the birds migrate towards their winter retreat. Blue Jays gather and hid substance to last the winter as the black birds start to find their winter roost together. There is...
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I don’t know about you, but I have been ordering a lot of packages online lately getting some early Christmas shopping in. Along with all those packages comes a lot of bubble wrap. Here’s a video of something creative to do with the bubble wrap rather than just throwing it away!
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https://tasty.co/recipe/pumpkin-chili-cheese-dip Ingredients for 8 servings 3 lb pumpkin(1.5 kg)2 tablespoons olive oil, divided1 pinch salt½ cup white onion(75 g), chopped1 clove garlic, minced½ lb lean ground beef(225 g)1 cup kidney bean(170 g)½ cup canned diced tomato(100 g)2 tablespoons tomato paste1 teaspoon salt½ teaspoon ground black pepper2 teaspoons chilli powder½ teaspoon paprika½ teaspoon cinnamon½ teaspoon cumin½ cup water(120...
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“No pain – just gain greater ability to move. These simple movements will help you relieve knee stiffness. Tai Chi helps prevent the #1 cause of death in people over 60 – falling. In this “Tai Chi Over 60 – Relieve Knee Pain” video, I’ll teach you a simple Tai Chi combination that will help...
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REMINDER: The orange designated parking spots in “LOT O” can be used by the WAAC. You MUST put your membership card in the window. Do not park in orange permit #7 as this is privately rented
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Are you ready for our 24th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s we bring you Movie trivia. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are...
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The Board of Directors are pleased to announce the receipt of funds owing us from Badder Bus Operations Ltd. representing our refund arising from the cancellation of our bus trip to attend Shen Yun’s performance at the Four Seasons Centre of Performing Arts in Toronto on March 29, 2020. Refund cheques are currently being processed...
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As fall come into its fullness, the colours are breathtaking. Our resident cyclist photographer was out again capturing the vibrant colours of the season. Today she is sharing with us the beauty of Greenhill’s Gardens and the colours from Running Creek. We hope you enjoy the wonders of the ever changing colours of fall.
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https://feltmagnet.com/crafts/senior-crafts What you need: Black spray paintOne pumpkinAssorted craft jewels Trade in the traditional jack-o’-lantern for this glamorous alternative. Simply spray-paint a pumpkin black (or buy a black plastic pumpkin) and add your favorite “bling” for some pizzazz. Find this and more at : https://www.hercampus.com/lifestyle/9-festive-crafts-halloween
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Chatham-Kent Alzheimer’s Society is offering free information sessions via Zoom Please contact Tara Seney at tseney@alzheimerchathamkent.ca, or email Danielle at srcentre@kent.net for more information and to register.
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https://youtu.be/7aHK2sgjBCM Follow along with Jenny McClendon in this 20 minute workout video ! Happy Monday everyone!!
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https://tasty.co/recipe/spiced-pumpkin-pecan-loaf Ingredients for 1 loaf 2 ¼ cups bread flour(280 g), plus more for dusting1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour(155 g)1 ¼ cups toasted pecans(155 g)1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips(175 g)2 teaspoons ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground ginger½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg¼ teaspoon ground cloves1 teaspoon kosher salt1 cup warm water(240 mL)2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast1 cup unsweetened...
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Are you ready for our 23st addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s addition is October fun facts. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are...
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Wallaceburg has such a unique beauty from our waterways to our nature reserves even within our own backyards. With beauty of Nature all around us we have the opportunity to find serenity at every turn, to feel as one and connected with nature. Today, we have the opportunity to see the beauty from Margaret’s (Margo)...
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The Annual General Meeting is on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kinsmen Centre. Due to the pandemic, this year attendees are required to pre-register. Pre-registration is closing Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please ensure you register ASAP or you will not be allowed...
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Ingredients for 12 servings 6 tablespoons butter, melted10 graham crackers, crushed32 oz cream cheese(905 g), at room temperature4 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla1 ½ cups sugar(300 g)15 oz pumpkin puree(425 g), 1 can CRUMBLE TOPPING ½ cup butter(115 g)1 cup flour(125 g)½ cup brown sugar(110 g)1 tablespoon ground cinnamon Preparation In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter and crushed graham crackers. Stir until the mixture develops a wet...
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We like to take a moment to wish you all a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Today we share some wonderful Thanksgiving quotes. May your weekend be filled with love, laughter and joy. “Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.”– Nigel HamiltonGratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and...
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While all the other exercise classes start next week, this class won’t be starting until the following week as Monday is Thanksgiving! This is the last chance to register!! Registration will close Thursday. Act fast!
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For Osteoporosis month, join us on November 5, 2020 for a free virtual presentation via ZOOM presented by Osteoporosis Canada. E-mail the Centre at srcentre@kent.net to get the ZOOM link!
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Are you ready for our 22st addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s addition has a Canadian Thanksgiving Theme. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers...
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2020-10-14T08:45:00  days  hours  minutes  secondsuntilCentre Reopens! DONT FORGET! The Centre doors will still remain locked. To get access to the building you must ring the doorbell at the front door. Once you enter you will need to sanitize your hands, sign in and completed the self-assessment. Masks are mandatory. With the new Provincial Guidelines and...
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With the beginning of a new month bring new beauty and colours as fall starts to show its colourful array. Today’s submissions are from Anne. Her eye for nature’s beauty and the wonders around us leads us into the season of harvests and colours. From the sunflower fields in Forest to the water edge of...
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As we start to watch the leaves turn colours and the pumpkins and gourds pop up on porches and in yards. October is the special month of Thanksgivings as we share in the bounty of goodness that is harvested at this time of the year, as well as a blessing of two full moons. We...
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These crafts are easy to do with young children and they look awesome for home decor!
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The pandemic has created some new challenges in how WAAC conducts classes and activities. From new social distancing and cleaning protocols and extra cleaning costs; to limited numbers allowed, we have revamped how classes and activities are set up. Pre-registration is required for all visits to the Centre, as the provincial government has set limits...
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https://tasty.co/recipe/pumpkin-pasta-bake I don’t know about you but when I think October, I think pumpkin🎃! This warm pasta is the perfect Autumn comfort food. Ingredients for 4 servings 1 tablespoon olive oil½ cup shallots(50 g), diced2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped15 oz ricotta cheese(425 g)15 oz pumpkin puree(425 g)1 cup milk(235 mL)½ cup parmesan cheese(55...
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While we wait on those new windows to be installed, WAAC office is still taking registrations for Fran, Jeanette and Sandra’s classes. These instructors will host classes off-site in a more accessible location, Trinity United Church. Classes must have a minimum of 8 participants to run. Spots are now open to non-members as well for...
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Preheat Oven to 375 Filling:8 medium apples peeled and sliced¼ cup of fancy Molasses¼ cup of Brown Sugar1 Teaspoon ground Cinnamon1 Tablespoon Butter Topping:1 ¼ cups all purpose flour¾ cup Rolled Oats½ cup brown Sugar½ cup melted Butter Directions: Place apples in 8 x 10 casseroleToss apples with molasses, brown sugar and cinnamon. Dab with...
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Start the week off on the right foot with this quick Tai Chi exercise!
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https://modernmarketing.co.za/attention-spans-are-becoming-more-selective-not-shrinking/ Due to the Municipality of Chatham-Kent installing new windows both upstairs and downstairs at the Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre, our gradual reopening has been postponed a week. With Monday October 12/20 being Thanksgiving holiday, our reopening date is now Tuesday, October 13, 2020. The four week session will now end the week of Nov...
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Spots are still available for the following classes: 1) Functional Balance and Strength with Fran Betts on Monday’s from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church; 2) Circuit with Dianne Matak on Tuesday’s from 8:45-9:45 a.m. at the Centre; 3) Essentrics with Jeannette Matak Tuesday’s from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Trinity United Church; 4) Chair Yoga with...
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https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/582807/whats-difference-between-pool-and-billiards Book your session today! Monday to Friday 8:45-10:15 or 10:30-noon
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Are you ready for our 21st addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s addition is all about Wallaceburg and the surrounding area. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out....
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Due to government restrictions, we are only able to book 10 participants per class! Be sure to secure your spot as they are booking up fast! Our Sessions for October are as follows:Monday’s from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Functional Balance and Strength with Fran Betts at Trinity United Church (As Thanksgiving is Monday, October 12th, there will...
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The beauty of Nature is all around us, sometimes it is nice to see the beauty of other areas in Canada. Today we are going to travel out of the way to the Rockies. Tracy is back and she want to share the wonders of nature from her trip to the Rockies in mid September....
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https://theawesomedaily.com/37-funny-thanksgiving-pictures-that-will-make-you-miss-the-holidays/ Although Thanksgiving this year may not be the typical celebration with the whole family all crowed around the table together, we hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday!
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Exciting News!! WAAC is poised to reopen select activities for the month of October, 2020!!   Starting next week, we will be offering “Functional Balance & Strength” with Fran Betts at Trinity United Church on Monday’s at 2:30 p.m., “Circuit” with Dianne Matak on Tuesday’s at 8:45 a.m. at WAAC, “Essentrics” with Jeanette Matak on Tuesday’s...
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https://tasty.co/recipe/salted-caramel-apple-pie Ingredients for 8 servings 8 large granny smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced3 tablespoons lemon juice¼ cup all-purpose flour(30 g)⅔ cup granulated sugar(130 g)2 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg2 premade pie crusts, thawed if frozen1 large egg, beaten¾ cup heavy cream(180 mL)¾ cup light brown sugar(165 g)2 tablespoons honey3 tablespoons unsalted buttersea salt, for...
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Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre (WAAC) has received multiple inquiries regarding membership refunds for the 2020 year. The Board of Directors has addressed this concern during the last Board meeting and is governed by Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre Bylaw 8.2 “Membership in the Corporation is not transferrable or refundable.”
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We have moved over the threshold of summer and into fall this week with beautiful weather. School is in full swing for children may it be homeschooling, classrooms or on-line learning. As we are embarking on the next season of this year let us remember that laughter is a great stress reliever. So grab yourself...
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Are you ready for our 20th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Since today is our 20th addition our topic is all about the number 20. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers obvious while others might be harder...
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The Wonders of nature continue to amaze us as we turn from summer to fall. The beauty that can be found from the waterways and on land can calm our hearts and reduce stress. Today we welcome back Paula as she shares her adventures down the Sydenham while Kayaking with friends. The perfect social activity...
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With Autumn’s arrival many of us are looking for creative outlets to keep us busy. To help overcome this need, we will start to share some wonderful craft and painting ideas. Today, we return to Bob Ross’ wonderful YouTube videos called the Joy of Painting Classes. We have chosen his Meadow Stream for you to enjoy.
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Meredith is back with a great low impact workout for your back. Below is a quote according to Team Meredith In this video Meredith is taking you through a relaxing back stretching workout perfect for beginners or anyone looking for a low impact alternative to strengthening and relaxing your back. This routine is all seated...
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Please be advised that Wallaceburg Senior Citizens Inc. will hold their 2020 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM. Due to Provincial and Chatham-Kent Public Health regulations and guidelines, in person meetings are limited to fifty people. The in person meeting will be held at Kinsmen Community Centre Hall, 7-1416 Dufferin...
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https://i1.wp.com/www.unicornsinthekitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Apple-Pie-Cinnamon-Rolls-3.700px.jpg?resize=683%2C1024&ssl=1 Here a delicious recipe from Unicorns in the Kitchen Their unique take on Cinnamon Rolls, add some fresh picked apples. This yummy treat will have your whole family wanting more with a taste of autumn in every bite. The sweet aroma will bring warm memories of your childhood. Below is a link to a...
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Follow along with David Dorian Ross and learn 10 Tai Chi Moves that will bring our Chi inline while reliving the stress that builds up in our muscles. David says this is ” a perfect way to start your day, and keep it going until the end. Tai Chi is meditation in motion – an...
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This week went by fast as we prepare for the end of summer and the beginning of Autumn. Whether we are busy in the yard or trying to catch the last rays of summer, there is always time to sit back and enjoy a laugh or two. Today we are going to travel to eras...
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Are you ready for our 19th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s topic is Movies and TV Shows. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are...
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As we move forward through the month, the skyline changes with new beauty all around; from the sun looking like the moon with fall flowers blooming to the farmers harvesting their fields. Today, we share our resident cyclist’s photos as she travels to areas that many may have never seen. Finding creatures and beauty where...
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It has come to our researcher’s attention that many of our members and the seniors in our community (those 65+) may not be aware that there is financial help for those dealing with Diabetes. The Ontario Government offers a small financial assistance through the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) to help those that are insulin depended....
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As we tend to move on in our lives we sometimes forget the importance our posture is to our physical health, as well as help us avoid injury. In a fun and unique way Meredith regain good posture so our bones are well aligned with the rest of the body, while the tension in our...
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Keeping with our apple theme for this month, we have a wonderful Apple Cinnamon Bread share by one of our local readers/friend Joni. This delicious recipe is just the thing to help celebrate the harvest season. Not only will it be a tasty treat for your family and/or friends, your home will be filled with...
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Today’s Tai Chi instruction will be with Helen Liang. In this 15 minute video Helen bring an authentic form of Tai Chi to help your a line your Chi while stretching out your muscles. The traditional music in the background helps one relax during your session. Helen Liang is a Canadian Medal winning Master who...
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Well Labour Day is gone and school has be gone. The Monarch are gathering and the swallows are flocking to start their journey south. Remember to take some time and enjoy these days of beauty and relieve your stress with a little bit of Humour. For Our Runners https://www.comicskingdom.com/funky-winkerbean For the Cat Lover https://www.comicskingdom.com/mother-goose-grimm/2020-09-07 First...
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Are you ready for our 18th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today is all about September. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are posted in...
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TO:                  MEMBERS OF THE WALLACEBURG ADULT ACTIVITY CENTRE FROM:             PAUL CHERREY, PRESIDENT AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGARDING:   HIRING OF NEW CENTRE ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR Following up on the WAAC Re-Opening Update I am able to report at this time there has been a process underway to recruit a new Administrative Coordinator. It was decided by...
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September is here and the smells of cornfields are in the air as trucks filled with produce head to the canneries. The sky’s every changing beauty becomes more vivid and brilliant. With almost a week of rain, today we will take a look back at the beauty around us from Spring to the end of...
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 Hello! We are hoping our members are in good health.  As Ontario slowly re-opens, WAAC Board of Directors has been working diligently behind the scenes preparing for WAAC’s gradual reopening.  Every activity, every class, every building room, every item are under assessment per government risk guidelines and regulations.  We cannot return to the way we...
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With September here, we are now seeing apple season has arrived and what better way then to ring in the autumn season but with some tasty apple treats. So we will be sharing Apple Recipes through the month of September, starting with a simple and easy Apple Strudel recipe from Allrecipes. This inexpensive recipe will...
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With the weather changing and many of us working in our gardens, arthritis in our hands can leave stiff and in pain. Meredith shares some great stretches to help loosen our hands and reduce the pain of arthritis.
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As summer fades and autumn approaches, the hot days of summer turn into the cooler days. What a wonderful time of the year to celebrate a birthday, the as the ever changing sunsets fill the sky while the trees start to array their fall display. We would like to take this time to wish you...
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September has arrived in all it’s glory, remarkable sunrises and sunsets. The days are getting shorter and nights a little longer. Labour day weekend is this weekend which means the school year is approaching. May it be in the classroom setting or home studies children are preparing for another school year. With all this going...
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Are you ready for our 17th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s about Food and Drinks. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are posted in...
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The end of August and up to Mid October are the most beautiful time of the year. We see the flowers in full bloom while some trees start to show the changing of the season. Birds and butterflies fill the garden landscapes as they start to prepare for their long trip south. It a great...
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Today we are whisked away to Vancouver to visit the Aquarium. The beauty from beneath and above the oceans are revealed to us. From Clown fish to Jelly fish, from sea lions and seals to dolphins and otters, we hope that you enjoy this trip with out the hassles of flying, driving or waiting in...
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It always good to get our hearts pumping and our muscles moving and today Meredith is introducing us to a Brisk Low Impact Cardio Exercises. Below the video please find a short message from Meredith’s team. In this exercise video Meredith is taking you through an easy to follow low impact cardio workout designed to...
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Keeping with our theme of no bake desserts for our last day of August we have a delicious recipe from Tasty. This recipe is a tasty cream treat for peanut butter and chocolate lovers and satisfy their sweet tooth. A Downloadable/Printable version can be found at the end of the recipe. We hope you will enjoy...
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There has been interested in learning Tai Chi: Here is what David has for you today. What’s the best way to start learning Tai Chi? Should you learn a traditional Tai Chi routine step by step? Or should you first get a book or dvd and study the basics? In this video, I show what...
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As we come to the end of August, the days are getting shorter, and new beauty is blooming all around. The sunsets are beautiful and the evenings cooler. Take a break in your life and enjoy little bit of humour. For Our Artist https://www.thecomicstrips.com/subject/The-Painting-Comic-Strips-by-Pickles.php For our Grandmothers https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/437341813789902023/ For Our Grandfathers https://www.thecomicstrips.com/subject/The-Grandpa-Comic-Strips-by-Pickles.php For Our Bakers...
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“Don’t forget! Come on over – Today we have someone at the Centre 8-10am and 2-4pm so you can stop in to pick up personal items. eg. yoga mats, running shoes, slippers, pool cues, etc. New Covid-19 regulations state personal items can no longer be left in the building. Stop on by! As per Chatham...
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Are you ready for our 16th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s is TV and Movie Trivia. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are posted...
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What a blessing to live in a place where the beauty of nature surrounds us . Today we will be sharing photos from one of our readers as she travels around Chatham-Kent & beyond in 2020 as well as a few of our Cyclist Photographer The beauty and sounds of nature can calm the stress...
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Today we are taking a virtual trip to Toronto to visit the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Where we will see the beauty beneath the Seas and Oceans. From visiting Sharks, Stingrays and many more wonders you will also greeted a special a close up of a Sawfish. We hope that you like this tour of...
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This week Meredith is sharing with us some standing Balance Exercises that builds up strength and flexibility in their core and lower body muscles. Below the video is a Message from Team Meredith about this video. In this exercise video Meredith is going through a great 20 min standing balance challenge routine perfect for anyone...
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Hi, everyone Presently WAAC is developing policies and guidelines for the safe reopening of our Centre. Due to Covid19 guidelines, member’s personal items can no longer be left at the Centre. Examples of personal items include yoga mats, indoor shoes/slippers, pool cues, etc. WAAC asks all members with any personal items at the Centre to...
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Tai Chi anyone? We have found this for those looking for something different in their workout. David Dorian Ross has had an  “illustrious career in competitive tai chi” Today we bring you “a 15-minute seated Tai Chi workout perfect for seniors – or ANYONE at any age.”
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Keeping with our theme of no bake desserts to help during these warm days of August we have a unique recipe from Delish. This recipe will not only be a tempting treat for the whole family it will be leaving them wanting S’more. A Downloadable/Printable version can be found at the end of the recipe....
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This week we have seen wacky storms, warm weather and new flowers blooming. We have seen lemonade stands popping up again and more people getting out and about enjoying the nice weather we had. Yet it always nice to take a moment and enjoy A little Bit Of Humour so enjoy this Friday with a...
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Are you ready for our 15th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s is All About Nature. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are posted in...
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Here is another segment of the Wonders of Nature around us. Today we will be sharing photos from our Cyclist Photographer and a reader’s photos of her adventures through nature. We hope you enjoy the beauty that can not only bring us comfort but also bring us peace and joy. If you like to join...
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Hi Everyone,Just a reminder that I am still offering frozen soups, entrees and TV dinners as well as fresh, made to order baked goods. I am currently working Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays except for holidays. Business hours are 8-11:30 am on those days. Please call to place an order during those hours, if I do...
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Today for our travels we will be visiting the African Lion Safari and enjoying the wonderful display of animals while we leave the driving to others and the hassles of lines. We hope you enjoy your trip.
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Meredith is back to help us strengthen our upper core helping us keep fit and over all strong as we continue through the summer months enjoying the great outdoors.
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Keeping with our theme of no bake desserts to help during these warm days of August we have a unique recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. This Gluten Free recipe will be a tempting treat for the whole family. It also offers alternatives to nuts and sweeteners. This tasty treat will not last long in any...
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Well it is that time of the week again… With all that is going on, it is time to take a moment and laugh at life. Here is this week’s segment of A Little Bit Of Humour. Sit back, relax and enjoy some Friday Funnies. For the Foodie https://godaddyandthesquirrelmustbothdie.wordpress.com/2020/01/19/sunday-funnies-lol-january-19-2020/ For the Artistic Foodie https://www.facebook.com/foxtrotcomicstrip/photos/a.1652788704763481/2059547664087581/?type=3&theater Did...
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Are you ready for our 14th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today is a blast from the past. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are...
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Things have been moving slowly but today we bring you some important news. We have been in stage 3 for a few weeks now and many of you may have heard the number of cases have risen and a new Mask Bylaw will start on Friday August 14th. New Cases First, let us reassure you...
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Here is another segment of the Wonders of Nature around us. Today we will be sharing photos from our Cyclist Photographer and another member’s photos of her garden. We hope you enjoy the beauty that can not only bring us comfort but also bring us peace and joy. If you like to join in and...
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Welcome to another segment of our virtual visit to the Toronto Zoo.  Today we will do a virtual Safari Drive Thru of the Zoo. What a wonderful way to see the different habitats and and feel like we are out for a wonderful Sunday drive. Sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful views, while leaving...
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Some morning we just don’t feel like getting out of bed or after a strenuous activity we head right to bed and do not feel like doing our cool down stretches. Meredith brings us today a wonderful way to get stretch in our bed for starting or ending our day.
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With the warm weather here many do not want to do to much baking so No Bake Desserts become popular at this time of the year. For the next few weeks we will be sharing some wonderful unique No Bake Desserts. Today we bring you a sweet and salty treat that will not only be...
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August is here and we are seeing the full beauty of summer appear. With the warm sun and birds singing it time to take a moment for a little bit of humour. So grab a cold drink, sit back and enjoy. For the Cat Lovers https://garfield.fandom.com/wiki/Garfield,_August_1978_comic_strips For the Dog Lover https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/3OSETIXXDE5KXCSSTWZB7BACEU.jpg&w=916 For Beach Lovers https://www.cartoonistgroup.com/properties/fande/art_images/cg5ee3c45144b55.jpg...
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While we would love to share a cake with you at this time we will share a wonderful Birthday blessing to all you August Babies. We hope that you receive your hearts desire as hope is always renewed. May your heart be filled with love, laughter and joy as you celebrate your very special day...
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Are you ready for our 13th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today is all about the Month of August. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers...
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Since our Ask a Tech Geek is away we decide to fill in the time slot with a wonderful preview of the beauty that is all round us From sunsets to birds, even unique landscapes of farmland and waterways. We hope that you enjoy each segment for the month of August that one of our...
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https://familyservicekent.com/services/community-home-assistance-program-c-h-a-p/frozen-meals/ Family Service Kent is bringing back its popular “Buy One, Get One Free” Frozen Meals promotion during the month of August! The focus is to help older adults (60+) and persons with disabilities (18+) offset some accumulating costs related to the current pandemic. This offer applies to our frozen entrees, breakfast packages, and soups...
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Welcome to another segment of our virtual visit to the Toronto Zoo. Today we will go to the wolf enclosure. We will meet some little pups frolic around with out a care in the world as mom tend to their needs off and on. We will watch them join the pack as they explore their...
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Meredith is back with an awesome 20 minute seated (chair) work out. A great way to stretch those muscles and work our core with in the safety of a chair or while we relaxing.
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Welcome back to another segment of What’s Cooking. With another month before us, and many more day’s of warm weather coming why not make some homemade Raspberry Sorbet to help refresh us on those Dog Days of August. This recipe is easy to adjust to your favourite flavours may it be Black Berries, Blueberries or...
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