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June Ryder

June 1st, 2017 at 8:00 am

Annual General Meeting Saturday, June 3 -10 am

Show your support for our Co-op by attending this important meeting. The Agenda will feature a financial report, update on grants, a report on the Solar Projects and a fire drill.

Farewell Jennie

The Ryde Co-op owes so much to Jennie Nice, who is stepping down after many dedicated years of service. We would not be in the strong position that we enjoy today were it not for Jennie’s

patient and wise leadership. Through the darkest days of the school board’s announcement of the sale of our building, it was Jennie who laid out the steps to guide us forward to our present state of ownership. Jennie made sure that our governance was in order; working many long hours on finances, Charitable Status documents, our Business Plan, minutes and agendas, insurance, The Ryder, our websites, social media accounts and so very much more. She has left us in a good place to go forward and make sure that we honour her legacy in continuing to improve and grow our lovely Co-op. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Jennie!

Fundraising Update:

Our first ever Pub Night raised about $700 and our Garage Sale netted $750. Thanks to all members for your support! A special thank you to the Garage Sale crew: Brenda Bates, Barb Hallet, Lois Irwin, Evelyn Ketching, Janet Merkley, Anne Myshok, Sharon Newman, Lois Park,  Janis Ryan, Wes Ryan, and Joanne Washburn.

June  BBQ with live entertainment from Cruise n’ Country! Saturday, June 24 from 5 to 9

We are delighted to welcome Dave Cruise and his talented band back to Ryde! They have agreed to play for us again, so come on out and support this meal. Tickets are $10 at the Summerland General Store and Scotiabank (Thanks to Scotiabank for matching ticket sales!!) and go to support our Raise the Roof Campaign. Cold Beer will be available for purchase courtesy of Muskoka Brewery.  Only 60 tickets will be available and they will go fast!

Co-op Permits and Property

Just a reminder as better weather finally arrives; the Co-op is private property. We do not allow motorized vehicles of any kind on the back field or pavement without express permission from the Board of Directors. If you would like to look into a permit for the Co-op property, please inquire.

Thank yous

Dap Thach and Associates for advice and filing help

 Grant Morris Power and Pipes for installing our new pressure tank, hand-washing sink, GFI receptacles and back-check valve

 Gravenhurst Plumbing and Heating for installing our new heating/cooling units and thermostats

 Horseshoes Anyone?

If enough people are interested, Ted Redpath will donate two sets of horseshoes, help to build horseshoes pits at the Co-op, and organize games for men and women. If interested please contact Ted at 705-687-2500, or

Diabetes Clinic and Wellness Day – Wednesday, July 19 from 9:30 to 1:00

Our second free event. You do not need to be a client of the Diabetes Clinic to attend the Wellness Day, which includes meal preparation, a health topic, and a free lunch.

 Summerland General Store

Carrie and Ron would like to thank the community for their strong support with regard to the Housey’s Rapids bridge closure this summer. While you are at the store, don’t forget to order a Fresh Food Basket for $20. Orders must be in by 9 am on Tuesday, June 6th and pick up day is Thursday, June 15th.

SMART and Tai Chi

Join our fun fitness classes. These are offered by trained volunteers and provide not only a great workout, but a social time as well.

 Wise Clubhouse-Friday, June 23 from 12:30 to 2:30

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors offers a great program and a nutritious free lunch! There is no charge for the WISE Clubhouse. This month’s special guest speaker is Nancy Gosse, our own Seniors Outreach advisor, with a mini-workshop on self-healing. The content would be an instructional on chakra awareness, color therapy, developing intuition and awareness of self through body, breath and meditative techniques. For more information, please call Katelynn at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.

SaveDateUpcoming Events

  •  Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30am.
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse –  June 23 from 12:30 – 2:30pm. $3/person.
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays  10:30 – 11:30am – $2
  • Ryde Knitters and Hookers – Fridays at Summerland – 10am – $2
  • NIA Exercise Classes – 10 sessions on Tuesdays – 10 – 11am
  • Next Board Meeting – June 12- 10:30am. At the Co-op.
  • AGM: Saturday, June 3 at 10 am at the Co-op.
  • Saturday, June 10 -Knit in Public Day!
  • BBQ & music – Sat June 24 – 5-9pm Tickets $10
  • Diabetes Clinic and Wellness Day- Wednesday, July 19 from 9:30 to 1:00
  • Town of Gravenhurst Council Meeting and BBQ Dinner- Tuesday, July 18 at 5:30. Council Meeting at 7:00 pm.  No tickets required for this event.
  • Heritage Day – Sat Aug 19
  • Co-op Bottle Drive-Saturday, September 30.


  • Holy Manger Church

1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 1 pm.

  • Ryde Free Methodist Church

              ~Sun. June 4, Noontime: Pot Luck Lunch.  Please  bring a dish to share and join us.

              ~June 10, 4:30 PM: Family BBQ; Pastor Len Crow who did a fund-raising ride from northern Canada down to Mexico in support of orphanages. Mr.Bruce Stephenson will show his nature slides

  • Summerland General Store

May monthly $20 food basket is due Tues June 6 by 9 am and picked up on Thurs June 15. Download schedule here:






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