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Senior Friendship Club News and Events

Where did the month of April go; it just seemed to disappear, but luckily so did the snow!  Now comes the merry month of May.

Wendy's Senior Stretch class continues in the library every Monday and Thursday afternoon, beginning at 1:30, for a small fee ($8 pp) to help with costs.

Wayne continues to hold billiards in his home at 10 Newton on Tuesday afternoons beginning at 1:30, until June 25. As space is limited, please phone Wayne ahead at 613-584-2385.

For your information, a Palliative Care Information Session will be held Monday, May 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish Hall. Topics covered include: What is, and who benefits from a palliative care approach? The roles of the Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN). The roles of the Champlain Regional Palliative Consultation Team, and Advanced Care planning.

The Snake River Canoe trip is being planned for Wednesday, May 15.  Please register by phoning Peter Brewster at 613-584-4054, or Phil Davis at 613-584-3033, if you would like to join us for this event.   Participants must be able to get in to and out of a canoe, or kayak, on steep muddy river banks.  The trip requires about 3 hours of flat-water paddling, with a picnic lunch afloat.  Non-SFC members must sign a waiver.  We believe this is the sixth annual trip to this unique environment.  

On Tuesday, May 28 in the CEC, we have guest authors Howard and Rose Pell with co-author Missy Gore to speak to us about their books; Retire Fit, Fit & Fit. Retire Fit with S.A.F.E. Workouts. Please join us when we welcome them to Deep River. Following the refreshment break we will have a Tai Chi demonstration.

On Thursday, May 30th there will be a Lawn Bowling demonstration at the Lawn Bowling club, for your information and participation (if you wish). This demo will begin at 1:30 with refreshments provided. Dress comfortably and wear flat shoes for this one.

Our social in June will be in the Yacht and Tennis Club on Tuesday, June 11 beginning at 11:30. We will have music, a delicious luncheon catered by Maven Catering (subsidized) with the Annual General Meeting (AGM) following. After the meeting you might wish to enjoy some meditation on the front lawn or maybe a pickle ball demo on the back courts. Tickets ($10 pp) for the lunch will be available at the Olive Tree from May 15 to 31.

Once again the plea goes out to members who might be interested in joining the Executive board of the club as due to the by-laws, we are losing 3 terrific team members. Many hands make light work for all and as we work as a team, the load is lightened for all.

It appears we have enough interest in our trip to North Bay to start the process.  The activities committee will be meeting to discuss the final details and we will update you as soon as possible.

In August, we are planning an excursion to see the Bonnechere Caves and then on to the Wilno Tavern for supper. If this interests you, please contact Cathy Chapman at the information below.

Also in August, we hope to take another cruise on the Ottawa River. Watch for the details.

Have you ever considered refreshing your driving skills? If so, we will organize a class for '55 Drive Alive' if we have enough interest. Please contact Cathy at the information below.

If you would like to know more about us please contact us at, our website is, or our Facebook page is Sfc Uov. Those without computers or wanting to reserve a place for trips may contact Cathy Chapman at or 613-584-1577.

The Corporation of the Town of Deep River
100 Deep River Road
P.O. Box 400
Deep River, ON K0J 1P0

Phone: 613-584-2000
Fax: 613-584-3237
Email: Town E-Mail