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January 2018

January 2nd, 2018 at 1:56 pm

 World Premiere of our Video “The Place to Be” –  Tuesday, January 16, 3:00 pm

With a grant from Co-operators’ Insurance Company, we contracted award winning videographer Patrick Gilbert to create a video to promote our activities we offer at the Co-op. Come to Gravenhurst Town Hall to see the result as we reveal the first public showing to Town Council.


  • To our newest Board member, Nancy Cronin!

 Foot Care Café – Wednesday, January 10th – 9:30am – 12:00pm

Thanks to a grant from Shopper’s Drug Mart, we are able to offer Foot Care and Blood Pressure Cafes at a reduced rate of $20. Please register. These Cafes will be offered at 6 week intervals, with the next date on Wednesday, January 10. Come and have two important services delivered by qualified nurses Katherine Skelding and Nancy Cronin, and enjoy a hot beverage and a snack.

To book an appointment please call Nancy at 705-323-4021

 Aging Artfully – TBA – 11:00 am

YWCA Muskoka and a grant from the provincial government bring  this great free program to the Ryde Co-op! Lunch is included. Registration is limited. Please call Krishma Goraya at 705-645-9827 or register online at

 Memberships due now!

Did you know that as a co-op member, you have an equal share in our Community Hub? One member, one vote. Members enjoy access to our free and low-cost programs, as well as discounts on some meal tickets. More importantly, you are showing your commitment to supporting our own “Place to Be”. There is a membership form available on our website at click here or from any Board member. Only $10 per adult for a year.

 WISE LogoWISE Senior’s Clubhouse – Friday, January 5

Come on out at 12:30 to enjoy friendship, learning and a delicious meal. This month’s program features Living Tree Meditation and Mandalas and the theme is Winter Wonderland. This wonderful free program is brought to us by the District of Muskoka’s Seniors Programs department. For more information please call Nancy Gosse at 705-645-2100.

 Summerland General Store

The next $20 basket order is due January, 9th by 9:30am in cash to the Summerland Store. Baskets will be available for pick up on Thursday January 18th. Thanks to Carrie and Ron for their ongoing support of this program!


 Come and move your way to fitness with World Beat!! – Monday, January 8th and 29th

Nancy Knapp is offering dance and choreography as part of your fitness program. Steps can be modified as needed; move at your own pace. This class will be a gentle introduction to the steps and routines with verbal cues. If it looks like fun, it is!! Nancy is trained in Zumba and choreography based fitness programs. Classes will be Monday evenings at 5pm. Classes are $2 each. For more info please email Nancy at

 Early Years at Ryde Co-op?

We are investigating whether there might be enough interest in having the District of Muskoka bring their free Early Years program to the Co-op. We need a strong case with a commitment from parents and caregivers of children 0-6 years of age. Please call Kristina Langtree at 705-687-0008 if you are interested.

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