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The Ryder for November 2014

October 29th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Good NewsGood News for the Ryde Co-op!

Thanks to an anonymous donor, we now have free WiFi at the Co-op! This will enable us to greatly expand our programs. We are very grateful that our benefactor has shown support for our little community centre!

Did you know that your Board of Directors is working diligently to update our financial software and to develop a strategic business plan to move forward? The best is yet to come in Ryde!

Wounded ChickadeeWe also have very good news to share about the Nursing Station project. The District of Muskoka has been successful in negotiating funds for three nursing stations and a mobile nurse practitioner unit. This “bus” would visit rural areas (including Ryde) on a scheduled basis. We will keep you posted as the plans proceed!


Soup

NEW Sunday Soup and Sandwich Lunch

Chef Larry invites you to join him at the Co-op after church on Sunday, November 2nd for a soup and sandwich lunch for only $5. These small lunches are going to be offered once per month over the winter as a way to extend your after church socializing opportunity for an hour or so. This week, why not make it a combo with the soap-making course? See you at 12:15 for lunch!


 Pancake BreakfastPancake Breakfast

Join us on November 8th at 9:30 am at the Co-op for a delicious all you can eat pancake breakfast served up by our own Chef Larry! Sausage served with pancakes, waffles, syrup, fruit and beverage are on the menu! All the money raised from pancake breakfasts is going to updating the Co-op kitchen! Seating is limited to 50 people. Doors open at 9:30 am. $10 members/$15 non-members, children under 5 eat free.


 SoapSoap Making Workshop

Our last of the Fall Food and Agriculture Charter Workshops is being held on November 2nd. Jonathan Bullock is bringing soap making to the Co-op! You will learn how to make your own soap – just in time for Christmas! Bring safety glasses and rubber gloves as we will be working with lye, and something to mold your soap in – a muffin pan will work. A $15 materials fee will apply and everyone will take home his or her own all natural home made soap. Please register in advance for all workshops by calling Judy at 705-687-2406. Members: $15, non-members: $25.


 SewingNEW!! Sewing With Amy

Join me for a fun morning of sewing and leave with a finished project. Bring your sewing machine and a snack. I have 2 extra machines if needed. Some sewing experience is necessary. Classes start at 9:30 am at the Co-op.

  • Nov. 6th Make an apron with a small or large pocket option & bottom ruffle. Kit is $15
  • Nov. 13th Make potholders and a table topper. Kit is $15
  • Nov. 20th Make a casserole warmer with carrying handles. Kit is $20

Projects will be pre-cut into kits therefore pre-registration is required. Call Amy at 705-684-9210 and leave a message or email: Amy.


 WISE LogoWISE Clubhouses

On Friday, November 14th, Sandra has invited a special guest to the Clubhouse. Christine Skelley from Independent Living has important information to share with us about making your house a home for a lifetime. Make simple changes to allow you to live as safely and independently as possible.  It’s about “Visit-Ability” which means welcoming everyone into your home – those that use wheelchairs, walkers, baby strollers, and for delivery men, accessible pathways and “0” step entries, finding more room in your half bathroom to allow for ease of use for everyone,what is the “perfect” main floor bathroom,how to make your bedroom safe and easy to use,accessing your second floor if you cannot accommodate a full bathroom and bedroom on the main floorand ideas for your kitchen as well. For only $3 per person, participants can prepare and share a healthy meal with an educational program in a friendly atmosphere. Please call Sandra (705-644-4397) or Judy (705-687-2406) for more information.


 Tai Chi & QigongTai Chi and Qigong

The list of programs offered at the Ryde Co-op continues to grow. We are delighted to offer Tai Chi and Qigong, instructed by our own Shifu, Janet Wilcox. Try Out Tai Chi classes will run from 10:30 until 11:30 on Thursdays during the month of October. Janet is offering these introductory classes at the low rate of $2. Please register at the door.


 Helpful TipsTips From Our Fire Department

Ashes from a fireplace or wood stove can remain warm for quite some time after we think a fire is out. We strongly recommend that ashes be placed in a metal container equipped with a tight fitting lid and that this be placed outside, away from the home and any combustible material, preferably on gravel, bare earth or other non-combustible surface. Ashes will also produce carbon monoxide if left inside the home to smolder, one more reason to ensure they are disposed of properly and safely outside the home and you have a working Carbon Monoxide alarm in your home.


 What's for DinnerPork Loin Dinner

Don’t miss this month’s dinner on November 22nd! Chef Larry is pulling out all the stops for a delicious Autumn inspired pork loin dinner. Our new and still improving kitchen is inspiring him to prepare outstanding meals! Let us take care of the cooking! Tickets will be on sale at the Summerland Store at the beginning of November.


District of Muskoka Logo HAPPY Days Are Coming to Ryde

A Message from Lindsay Lima

The District Municipality of Muskoka has recently acquired New Horizons for Seniors Program funding through Employment and Social Development Canada for a pilot program titled Muskoka Seniors Community Advisor (SCA) Program. This program will be piloted in two communities in Muskoka this fall and rolled out to another five communities next year. Congratulations! Ryde has been selected for the first stage of this program!

 

An integral piece of The Muskoka Seniors Community Advisor (SCA) Program is to hire local seniors into a volunteer position (elected by a peer group) for the duration of the pilot grant 2014-2016. The SCA’s primary objectives are:

 

  1. promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations
  2. engaging seniors in the community through mentoring and
  3. supporting social participation and inclusion of seniors in your community

 

The ideal candidate will work towards the objectives of the grant, as well as engage both seniors and volunteers in their local community. If you would like to nominate yourself or another community member, please contact Lindsay Lima (Seniors Wellness Outreach Coordinator at The District of Muskoka, Community Services) at 705-645-4488 ext. 444 or email Lindsay Lima.

 

Elections are scheduled to take place during the Seniors Healthy Aging Promotion and Programs for You (HAPPY Days) Fair at the Ryde Community Centre on November 27th, 2014. (More information coming soon. Watch for it in the mail.)


 Music NotesMusic – Music – Music

In talking with different people, it seems that we have a wide range of musical talent right here in Ryde. Folks have very good voices and play many different instruments in this community. I would like to organize a music night at the Ryde Community Centre using local talent. If you have any interest what-so-ever in joining in, please contact Vern Taylor at 705-687-4591 or email Vern Taylor

 


The Sponsor of the Month

Welcome new Friend of Ryde! Signing As We Grow!

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Baby Signing Time

Sponsor:  Arleigh Luckett, M.Ed
Phone: 705-687-1496
Text:   705-718-2644
Email:  Arleigh Luckett
Website:  Signing As We Grow
Facebook:  Signing As We Grow

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t Forget!!

October 29th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

The clocks fall back at 2 am Sunday, November 2!

Fall Back

Learn to Make Your Own Soap

October 26th, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Join us on November 2nd to make soap at 1 pm. If you come at 12:15 pm, you can enjoy a hot bowl of soup and a sandwich too! We’re doing soup and sandwich lunch for $5 that day!

Soap Making

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Baking/Lunch With Beckie

October 17th, 2014 at 8:03 pm

This program has had to be postponed indefinitely. We hope to have it going again after the new year.

Fall Charter Workshops!

October 3rd, 2014 at 7:18 pm

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Charter Poster Fall 2014

The Ryder for October 2014

October 2nd, 2014 at 5:26 pm

CongratulationsCongratulations!!

We have lots to celebrate this month in Ryde! RCC Members Larry Peck and Carol Wagg are being recognized as outstanding volunteers and community-builders in our community and each will be presented with a Community Spirit Award at the ceremony being held at the Gravenhurst Opera House on October 2nd. RCC Director Judy Campbell has been nominated for a YWCA Woman of Distinction Award that honours women who have made outstanding contributions to the Muskoka community in a wide variety of ways. The award winners are announced on October 29th. RCC Member Bruce Stephenson who won two silver medals in the Canadian Seniors’ Games held in Strathcona, Alberta. He won in shot put and prediction walking. Well-done Bruce!


Pancake BreakfastPancake Breakfast

Join us on Oct. 4th at 9 am at the co-op for a delicious all you can eat pancake breakfast served up by our own Chef Larry! Sausage served with pancakes, waffles, maple syrup, fruit and beverage are on the menu! Seating is limited to 50 people. Doors open at 9 am. $10 members/$15 non-members, children under 5 eat free.


Tai Chi & Qigong  Try Out Tai Chi and Qigong

The list of programs offered at the Ryde Co-op continues to grow. We are delighted to offer Tai Chi and Qigong, instructed by our own Shifu, Janet Wilcox. Try Out Tai Chi classes will run from 10:30 until 11:30 on Thursdays (except Oct. 16th) during the month of October. Janet is offering these introductory classes at the low rate of $3. Please register at the door.


PreservingFood and Agriculture Charter Workshops

October brings us two informative workshops with three of our favourite presenters. On October 5th, from 1 until 3, the Modern Homesteaders, Maureen and Dave Wilson return to help us stay healthy and save us money through growing, preserving, fermenting and storing our own food for the winter. Lunch is included! On October 19th Laura Gilmour is coming back to teach us not only about Fall Foraging, but also how to preserve wild foods for winter medicine and nutrition. Please dress for the weather, as we will be going outside. Mark November 2nd on your calendar for a workshop with Jonathan Bullock where you will learn how to make your own soap – just in time for Christmas! A materials fee will apply and everyone will take home his or her own soap. Please register in advance for all workshops by calling Judy at 705-687-2406. Members: $15, non-members: $25.


Meet The NeedsMeet the Needs Day II

Whoever said that there is no such thing as a free Chef Larry lunch, doesn’t know the Ryde Co-op! Thanks to a grant from the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario, we are able to once again offer a Meet the Needs Day on Thursday Oct. 16th from 11 to 3. This is a one-stop opportunity to come to the Co-op for information about safety and health, and enjoy a free lunch as well. New this year: 50¢ hair cuts courtesy of Johnny Ahsome! Plan to spend the whole time with us! There will be over a dozen service providers, and door prizes too!

  • 11:30 Free Yoga Class with Becki Dickey
  • 12:30 Winter Emergency Preparedness with EMS
  • 1:00 Nordic Walking-try this excellent exercise!
  • 2:00 Door Prizes

Registration is required, please call Judy at 705-687-2406.


Ryde Nursing Station LogoNursing Station Update

We are disappointed to announce that the Ministry of Health will not be funding the District of Muskoka’s Nurse Practitioner Station model at this time. However, they are looking at enhancing existing services and filling gaps in the system. We will be alert for any opportunities to bring improved services to Ryde.


heritageRyde Heritage Committee

Did you marvel at what a group of volunteers managed to accomplish with the Barn Quilt Trail and the 135 Celebration? (The group of volunteers sure impressed themselves!)

Would you like to be part of the on-going project? The Ryde 135 Sub-committee is evolving into the Ryde Heritage Committee. If you are interested in joining please call Judy (705-687-2406) or Janet (705-687-1679) for more information.


SewingNEW!! Sewing With Amy

Join me for a fun morning of sewing and leave with a finished project. Bring your sewing machine and a snack. I have 2 extra machines if needed. Some sewing experience is necessary. Classes start at 9:30 am at the Co-op.

  • Nov. 6th Make an apron with a small or large pocket option & bottom ruffle. Kit is $15
  • Nov. 13th Make potholders and a table topper. Kit is $15
  • Nov. 20th Make a casserole warmer with carrying handles. Kit is $20

Projects will be pre-cut into kits therefore pre-registration is required. Call Amy at 705-684-9210 and leave a message or email: littlemissstitches@gmail.com.


Soup & SandwichNEW!! Soup and Sandwich Lunch

Bring a friend and join us once a month at the Co-op for a bowl of hot and hearty soup accompanied by a sandwich following church beginning November 2nd at 12:15 pm. This is a new venture we are trying out this year and we hope that people will use this as an opportunity to socialize with friends and neighbours. No tickets are required for this event, please pay at the door.


ApronBaking With Beckie OR Lunch With Beckie

Our own beloved Beckie brings her favourite recipes once a month, on the fourth Tuesday morning, for a co-operative cooking class. New and old friends join to prepare a nutritious meal entre and a dessert item. Afterwards enjoy sitting down for lunch together. All ingredients are supplied. Space is limited and you must pre-register. For $10, you may also just come for the lunch only at noon or do takeout for $7.


Beef DinnerCo-op Fund Raising: Prime Rib Dinner

Get your tickets early for Chef Larry’s special prime rib dinner on Oct. 18th. Why drive to town for a great meal? This is a members-only event and seating will be limited to 50 people. Tickets are required and will be available at Summerland General Store. If there are tickets still available, they will also be sold at the door. Doors open at 5:30 pm.


Gravenhurst Fire Dept.

Fire Prevention Week!

Visit the Ryde Fire Hall on Oct, 6th from 7 – 9 pm. for information about home fire safety. Come early and you may receive a free carbon monoxide alarm (supplies are limited). If you are over 10 years old, you can learn how to put out a fire using a fire extinguisher!

 


The Sponsor of the Month

Welcome new Friend of Ryde! Muskoka Seniors & Special Service!

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Mary Brittain Sponsor

Ryde Chickadee