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July 1st, 2017 at 8:37 am

July Ryder 2017

 

Welcome!

It is a great pleasure to welcome so many new neighbors to our community. We are experiencing a renewal as more and more people are choosing Ryde as their happy place! It is exciting to see plans going forward for renovations and new builds. We hope that you will become members. The very best way to meet new friends is to join the Ryde Co-op. The Co-op’s Building Committee is very pleased to welcome Richard Break as their newest member.

Please consider joining one of our great committees: Building, Special Events, Meals, Heritage and/or Accessibility Advisory. There is also room on the Board of Directors!


Grant News

We are happy to announce that we have been successful in three applications: We were awarded $6000 from Cooperator’s Insurance to make a promotional video for the Co-op, $2000 from Shopper’s Drug Mart’s SHOPPERS LOVE YOU fund to run eight Foot Care Cafes in the Fall and Winter, and $500 from the District of Muskoka’s Pay it Forward Fund for two age-friendly chairs for our Terence Haight room. We are very grateful to these funding agencies.


Town of Gravenhurst Council Meeting and BBQ Dinner – Tueday, July 18 at 5:30. Council Meeting at 7:00 pm.  We are pleased to host the Gravenhurst Town Council for their annual visit to Ryde. No tickets are required for this event. $10 for BBQ dinner.  There will be a deputation and display about turtles from START Muskoka.


Ryde’s Heritage Day  Saturday, August 19 from 12 until 4

Don’t miss our annual celebration of all things Ryde! There will be live music from Cruise n’ Country, displays, vendors, food and a beer tent. We need your help to make this day successful. To volunteer, please contact any Board member.


Ryde Home Improvements!

We were very lucky to have the services of Beaver Creek, which sent us skilled workers to assist with some dangerous tree removal, painting and landscaping. You will notice that the Terence Haight room and the kitchen at the Co-op have been freshly painted and the ceiling in the computer lab is no longer a sickly shade of green! We also thank Joanne Washburn, Nancy Cronin, Richard Hearne, Sterling Cooper and Richard Break for help with the Beaver Creek work crew. Ryde Free Methodist Church offered us the use of their premises while the Co-op was closed for renovations. Another great Ryde team effort!


 Announcement:

Reverend Sterling Cooper and his wife Cheryl are retiring from their ministry at Ryde Centennial Free Methodist Church. You are welcome to attend his last official service on Sunday, July 30 at  10:30 am. A reception will take place that afternoon between 2:30 and 4:00 at the church. Best wishes only.


 Thank you’s:

  • Superior Home Health Care (Grant Wager 705-571-4830) for a generous loan of a scooter to a Ryde resident at the District Senior Fair
  •  Richard Hearne for Ryde shed roof repair and scrap metal run

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 ted@tedredpath.com


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. To register for either or both activities, please call the Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital Diabetes Centre at 705-325-7611 ext. 703, or sign up at the Co-op or Summerland store.


Summerland General Store

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, July 4th and pick up day is Thursday, July 13th.


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 Picnic-Friday, July 7 at 10:30 at Gull Lake Park in Gravenhurst

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors winds up with a free picnic in the park!  For more information, please call Nancy at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


 Upcoming Events

  •  Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1pm.
  •  VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30am.
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse –  July 7 from 10:30 at Gull Lake Park in Gravenhurst. $3/person.
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays  10:30 – 11:30am – $2
  • Ryde Knitters and Hookers – Fridays at Summerland – 10am – $2
  • Diabetes Clinic and Wellness Day – Wednesday, July 19 from 9:30 to 1:00
  • Town of Gravenhurst Council Meeting and BBQ Dinner $10- Tuesday, July 18 at 5:30. Council Meeting at 7:00 pm.  No tickets required for this event.
  • Next Board Meeting – July 31 – 10:30am. At the Co-op.
  • Heritage Day – Sat Aug 19, 12 – 4pm
  • Meet the Needs Seniors Fair – Friday, September 15 -free lunch and great displays-everyone welcome
  • Co-op Bottle Drive – Saturday, September 30.

 

NoticeCOMMUNITY NOTICES

  • Holy Manger Anglican Church

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

  • Ryde Free Methodist Church

Thank you Sterling and Cheryl! Regular service July 30th at 10:30am , then join us for a reception at 2:30 – 4pm.

  • Summerland General Store

May monthly $20 food basket is due Tues July 4th by 9 am and picked up on Thurs July 13th. Download schedule here: http://bit.ly/1zYziH2


 

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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 ted@tedredpath.com


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.

NoticeCOMMUNITY NOTICES

  • 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: http://bit.ly/1zYziH2

 

 

 

 

 

May Ryder

May 2nd, 2017 at 7:27 pm

canada 150

Grant News! The Ryde Co-op has been awarded two grants from the Muskoka Community Foundation’s Canada 150 fund! These will be used to update our Barn Quilt rack cards and website, and to create a beautiful new 8 x 8 barn quilt in honour of Canada’s birthday!


Welcome to new Board Member and Special Events Committee!welcome

We are delighted to have Andrew Taylor join our group as our new Director of Information Technology. Andrew is a long-time cottager in the area who helped us establish our computer lab. As well, we now have a Special Events Committee! Welcome to Janis and Wes Ryan, Tracy Barkshire and Dave Pegg. This team did an amazing job organizing our first ever Pub Night!


AGMNotice of Annual General Meeting Saturday, June 3 -10 am

Please attend this important meeting. We have made some updates to our bylaws which need to be approved by our members. Important information will be shared. Our dedicated Board of Directors encourages you to join our team. Do you have expertise in governance, accounting, fund-raising, or history? Are you a person who loves Ryde and wants to see our Co-op continue to grow and flourish? Speak to any Board member for more information.


Garage Sale:  Saturday, May 6 – 7 am-Noongarage sale

Please bring your donations to the Co-op after 2:30 pm on Friday, May 5.  This is a big fundraiser for us, so please be generous when donating and shopping! If you can help with this event please contact a Board Member.


VacancyAdvertising with us

Do you have a business and want to get the word out about it? We have two advertising spots available in our Ryder, one for September and one for October. Only $175.00 for a year (eg. September to September). Your ad will be present every month in our Friends of Ryde column and a bigger ad in the month you choose. The Ryder is mailed out to over 300 people each month plus emailed out and posted on our website. If you are interested please contact one of our Board of Directors.


food basket 17Summerland General Store

Carrie and Ron would to like 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, May 9, and pick up day is Thursday, May 18, in time for your May long weekend company.


thank-youPub Night and More Thank yous!

We are so lucky to enjoy generous support from our community! This month we extend our heartfelt thanks to Muskoka Brewery for their generous donation of beer for our pub night, Gord McNeice at Scotiabank for matching ticket prices, Sofa Communications for their poster, and of course, Dave Cruise and his awesome band for donating their musical talents! As well, we thank Jeff of Giant Tiger, who discounted the price of soft drinks. Our Special Events Team of Tracy, Dave, Wes and Janis went above and beyond to make our first Pub Night a great event! Thanks to Chris Brunton of Muskoka Thunder Motorcycle Riders for donating his 50/50 winnings of $102.00 back to the Co-op. We also were gifted folding tables and a toolbox by Blake and Erin Tavener and contributions to our Bottle Drive from Chris and Ron. Thank you to Sterling and Cheryl Cooper for the use of the Church during our renovations.


healthSMART 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 LogoWise Clubhouse-Friday, May 5 from 12:30 to 2:30pm

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors offers a great program and a free lunch! There is no charge for the WISE Clubhouse. This month’s special guest speaker is Jim Gilette, a honey producer from Orillia. He will be offering a presentation on honey bees and the process of collecting and producing natural honey products. 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 –  May 5th from 12:30 – 2:30pm. $3/person.
  • Change in Date – WISE Clubhouse-Friday, June 23 from 12:30 to 2:30
  • 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
  • Garage Sale: Saturday, May 6 from 7am until noon.
  • Next Board Meeting – May 8th – 10:30am. At the Co-op. All are welcome.
  • AGM: Saturday, June 3 at 10 am at the Co-op.
  • Saturday, June 10-Knit in Public Day!
  • Heritage Day – Sat Aug 19th
  • Co-op Bottle Drive-Saturday, September 30. Save those empties for a good cause!

 NoticeCOMMUNITY NOTICES

  • Holy Manger Anglican Church

1st Sunday of each month at 1 pm.

  • Ryde Free Methodist Church

The Mother—Daughter Banquet will be held Sat. May 27th at 4:30pm. The theme is ‘New Beginnings’. Please bring a favorite dish to share, dessert is provided. Dress is ‘dressy/casual’. If you don’t have a mother or daughter to bring feel free to bring a friend or neighbor.

  • Summerland General Store

May monthly $20 food basket is due Tues May 9th by 9 am and picked up on Thurs May 18th. Download schedule here: http://bit.ly/1zYziH2


 

The Ryder this month is brought to you by:

Gravenhurst KOA Campground

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April Ryder 2017

March 29th, 2017 at 3:01 pm

 April Ryder 2017 

Exciting News!

Our Co-opservice canada has been successful in two grant applications that will make much-needed improvements to our building. We received $2,600 from the Town of Gravenhurst’s Terence Haight Fund for upgrades to our water delivery system and a much-needed hand washing sink in the Terence Haight dining room. As well, we received $22,000 from Service Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors program to install new heating and cooling systems in the building. Thanks to our hard working building committee for their guidance on these grants. We expect this work to begin soon, which will cause a bit of disruption to our programs.


Much work goes on behind the scenes to sustain and grow our Co-op. The Building Committee has been diligently upgrading our building to make it Fire Code compliant. Your Board of Directors has been meeting to update our original bylaws in time for our AGM in May.  We would very much welcome volunteers to take on projects including planning upcoming fundraisers like our Heritage Day, Christmas Bazaar and Fundraising Dinner. Please speak to any Board member!


Our membership numbers are down so far this year. For a very small fee, you can show your support for our programs and boost our credibility when we approach funders. There is a form available on our web page, at the Co-op, and at the Summerland Store.


Pub Night, Saturday, April 22 from 7pm until 11:00pm

We are trmuskoka breweryying something new at the Co-op! We are proud to present our first ever Pub Night! Come out and enjoy some live music provided by Cruise n’ Country. We strongly encourage you to line up your designated driver, who will enjoy free non-alcoholic beverages on the house. We will also be notifying the OPP of our event. Snack foods are included with your ticket and a cash bar will be open featuring fine products from Muskoka Brewery. We will be running a 50/50 draw with proceeds going to our Ryde to the Future Fund. Tickets are $10 and will be available until April 18 at the Summerland Store and at Scotiabank in Gravenhurst. Once again, Gord McNiece of Scotiabank will match the price of every ticket sold from the bank. Note: Must be legal drinking age to attend this event.


Diabetes and Wellness Clinic! – Wednesday, April 19, 9:30am – 1pm

The Adult wellnessDiabetes Education Centre from the Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital will be offering free one on one counselling with a dietitian and nurse for people with diabetes and also for those at risk. After VON SMART class and the clinic, we will be holding a free healthy cooking class where a group meal will be prepared and enjoyed. This program is available for all adult residents and is presented by the OSMH and the North Muskoka Nurse Practitioner led Clinic in Huntsville. To register for either activity or both please call 705-325-7611 before April 12th.


Road Closure Information Meeting – Tuesday April 4 at 6pm

The Distriroad closedct of Muskoka is making some much needed safety improvements to Muskoka Road 6 and the bridge between Bass Lake and Kahshe River this summer, which will cause some major diversions when the road is closed. There will be an open house meeting Tuesday April 4th at 6pm at the Co-op. Please RSVP by emailing publicworks@muskoka.on.ca or phone 705-645-6764.

 


Earth Day Work Crew, Saturday, April 22 9am– 11am

Witearth day (1)h Spring comes the need to refresh our grounds and gardens. Will you volunteer some of your time to spruce up our Co-op? We need to move some of the wood chips from the back to the Muriel Fitchett Memorial Garden before the tulips bloom, and weed and rake a bit. With many hands, a few wheelbarrows, it won’t take long at all! And best of all, you can look forward to relaxing that evening at our Pub Night!


SMART and Tai Chi

Makhealthe your New Year’s Resolution to come on out and join our fitness classes. These are offered by trained volunteers and provide not only a great workout, but a social time as well.

WISE Senior’s Clubhouse- Friday, April 7th, 12:30-2:30pm

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors offers a great no fee program and a free lunch! This month a visit from Linda May Williams to speak about therapy dogs. Linda will bring a furry friend along! Everyone is welcome! For more information, please call Emily at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


Sustainability Workshops Return to Ryde

Wsustainabilitye have a great line-up of wonderful speakers for you. Each workshop is offered on a Sunday from 1:00 pm until 3pm. Admission is $15 for members of the Ryde Co-op and $25 for non-members. Membership for the Co-op is $10 per year. You do not need to live in Ryde to be a member! Call 705-687-2406 to register.

 The Many Uses of Hemp – Sunday, April 2 from 1 until 3pm

Greg Herriott has 24 years of experience in pioneering the industrial hemp and medical cannabis industries in Canada. He launched Hempola® in 1995, after two intense years of research. Greg Herriott will discuss the many virtues of hemp, covering topics ranging from food, to bio-fuel, to fibre, to medicine. He will also describe his view to the future and how cannabis will play its role.

 Herbal Remedies for Your Pets and Livestock Sunday – April 9 from 1 until 3pm

Penelope Beaudrow a certified herbalist, will discuss how to incorporate herbs into the lives of pets. Whether for an illness, cuts and scrapes, fly spray, fleas and/or even to line your nesting boxes, herbs work amazingly for all types of animals. Whether your pet is a dog, cat, mouse, bunny, goat, sheep, horse or cow (to name a few), herbs will be a real asset in your home apothecary. Level – Beginner


Upcoming Events

  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at 1pm.
  • VOSaveDateN SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30am. No class Easter Monday
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse –  April 7 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
  • Sustainability Workshops: 1 – 3pm
  • Sunday, April 2, Hemp with Greg Harriet
  • Sunday April 9, Herbal Remedies for Pets with Penelope Beaudrow
  • NIA Exercise Classes – 10 sessions on Tuesdays – starts March 28 – 10 – 11am
  • Road Closure and detour meeting – April 4 at 6pm at the Co-op
  • Diabetes and Wellness Clinic – Wed April 19, at 9:30am – 1pm
  • Earth Day Clean-up – Saturday, April 22, 9am – 11am
  • Pub Night – Saturday, April 22, 7pm – 11pm
  • Garage Sale – Saturday, May 6 from 7am until noon.
  • AGM – Saturday, June 3 at 10 – 11:30am

COMMUNITY NOTICES

  • HolNoticey Manger Anglican Church
  • 1st Sunday of each month at 1 pm.
  • Ryde Free Methodist Church
  • The Mother—Daughter Banquet will be held Sat. May   27th at 4:30pm. The theme is ‘New Beginnings’. Please bring a favorite dish to share, dessert is provided. Dress is ‘dressy/casual’. If you don’t have a mother or daughter to bring feel free to bring a friend or neighbor.
  • Summerland General Store
  • April monthly $20 food basket is due Tuesday 4th by 9 am and picked up on Thursday 13th. Download schedule here: http://bit.ly/1zYziH2
  • Carrie and Ron would like to send a huge thank to everyone who came out to support the spaghetti dinners at the Summerland Store!


 The Ryder this month is brought to you by:

Call Of The Wild Inc.

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The Ryder for March 2017

February 28th, 2017 at 1:54 pm

springSpring Brings New Programs and Opportunities at the Co-op!

Your Board of Directors is small in number but huge in ambition. We are very proud to be expanding our programs with the help of some wonderful community partners and individuals. Please support our free and low-cost classes.


 

NIA classNIA Classes Coming to Ryde! Begins Tuesday, March 28th 10am

We received some exciting news from the Seniors Programs and Services department of the District of Muskoka: They are going to bring us free NIA classes for older adults! NIA is a very popular form of gentle exercise that incorporates dance, martial arts and meditation. It is suitable and adaptable for all ability groups. Classes will run for ten sessions on Tuesdays from 10 until 11 am, beginning on March 28. Space is limited to 20 participants. To register, please call Emily at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


chili dinnerChili Dinner- Saturday, March 25 at 5:30pm

Join us for a lovely Chili dinner served with garlic bread, salad and a pecan butter tart!! Where else can you get such a comforting meal, and help support your co-op too! Tickets will be available until March 23  at the Summerland Store. Prices are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.


tulipsCommunities in Bloom

The Town of Gravenhurst is entering the

National Communities in Bloom competition as part of our celebration for Canada’s 150th birthday. Let’s pitch in with a strong showing in Ryde. We have our display of tulips to look forward to. Do you have plans to create a garden showpiece for this summer? Take lots of pictures, as the Town will be creating a book and we want Ryde to be in it!

On our garden, we will need some volunteers to pitch in to beautify the grounds around the Co-op this Spring. If you would like to organize a work crew, please contact any director.


Diabetes and Wellness Clinic – Wednesday, April 19, 10:30amwellness

The Adult Diabetes Education Centre from the Orillia Soldiers Memorial

Hospital will be offering free one on one counselling with a dietitian and nurse for

people with diabetes and also for those at risk for diabetes. On the same morning, after VON SMART exercise. Also a free healthy cooking class will be held, where a group meal will be prepared and enjoyed. This program is available for all adult residents and is presented by the OSMH and the North Muskoka Nurse Practitioner led Clinic in Huntsville. Make a day of it and stay for Bid Euchre after lunch!

This is a pilot program and needs your support to continue. The plan is to offer the clinic four times a year.


healthSMART and Tai Chi

Make your New Year’s Resolution to come on out and join our fitness classes. These are offered by trained volunteers and

provide not only a great workout, but a social time as well. Please note that there will be no classes if the school buses are cancelled due to weather.

 

WISE Senior’s Clubhouse- Friday, March 3rd – 12:30-2:30pm

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors offers a great program and a free lunch! This month will feature a representative from the

Alzheimer’s Society. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please call Emily at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


sustainabilitySustainability Workshops Return to Ryde

We have a great line-up of wonderful speakers for you. Each workshop is offered on a Sunday from 1:00 pm until 3pm. Admission is $15 for members of the Ryde Co-op and $25 for non-members. Membership for the Co-op is $10 per year. You do not need to live in Ryde to be a member! Call 705-687-2406 to register.

  • Basic Digital Photography – Sunday, March 12 from 1 until 3pm

Fred Schulz, a local Photographer, will focus on the basic operation of Digital Cameras with both point-and-shoot and more advance Digital Cameras. Areas to be covered will include fundamentals of composition to create more interesting photographs, lighting, exposure, portraiture and use of flash. Basic digital camera techniques will be practiced and discussed.

  •  Year Round Gardening Sunday, March 26  from 1 until 3pm

Colin Sober-Williams a local farmer and innovator, and founder of Eat Local Muskoka.He will teach us, cold tunnel and cold frame design, indoor Sprouting and Microgreens, panting dates, and best varieties for season extension, overwintering crops in the field, storage crops and how to keep these fresh in your basement or root cellar.

  •  The Many Uses of Hemp – Sunday, April 2 from 1 until 3pm

Greg Herriott has 24 years of experience in pioneering the industrial hemp and medical cannabis industries in Canada. He launched Hempola® in 1995, after two intense years of research. Greg Herriott will discuss the many virtues of hemp, covering topics ranging from food, to bio-fuel, to fibre, to medicine. He will also describe his view to the future and how cannabis will play its role.

  •  Herbal Remedies for Your Pets and Livestock Sunday – April 9 from 1 until 3pm

Penelope Beaudrow a certified herbalist, will discuss how to incorporate herbs into the lives of pets. Whether for an illness, cuts and scrapes, fly spray, fleas and/or even to line your nesting boxes, herbs work amazingly for all types of animals. Whether your pet is a dog, cat, mouse, bunny, goat, sheep, horse or cow (to name a few), herbs will be a real asset in your home apothecary. Level – Beginner


SaveDateUpcoming Events

  •  Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1pm.
  •  VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30 am. Note: in the event of school bus     cancellations, there will be no SMART classes held that day.
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse –  March 3rd from 12:30 – 2:30pm. $3/person
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays  10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • Ryde Knitters and Hookers – Fridays at Summerland – 10 am – $2
  • Chili Dinner — Saturday, March 25th at 5:30pm
  • Sustainability Workshops:
    • Sunday, March 12th: Digital Photography with Fred Schulz
    • Sunday March 26th: Year Round Gardening with Colin Sober-Wiliams
    • Sunday, April 2nd: Hemp with Greg Harriet
    • Sunday April 9th: Herbal Remedies for Pets with Penelope Beaudrow
  • NIA Exercise Classes – 10 sessions on Tuesdays – starts March 28th – 10 – 11am
  • Diabetes and Wellness Clinic – Wed April 19th—10:30am
  • Garage Sale— Saturday May 5th
  • AGM— Saturday May 5th

 NoticeCommunity Notices

  • Holy Manger Anglican Church
    • March 5th at 1 pm and thereafter to end April the 1st Sunday of each month at 1 pm.
  •  Summerland General Store
    • The March monthly $20 food basket is due March 7th at 9 am and picked up on March 16th. Download schedule here: Click Here
    • Spaghetti Dinner at Summerland – Wednesdays at 5pm

The Ryder was brought to you this month by:

Steer North

Steer North Sponsor

 

 

 

The Ryder for February 2017

February 6th, 2017 at 11:21 am

Ryde Rocks!

We want to share some very happy birthday news with you. On the first anniversary of our building purchase, made our mortgage payments in full. We owed $15,000 plus interest to a private individual, and $5,000 plus interest to the Town of Gravenhurst. Going forward, we will owe $5,000 plus interest to the Town of Gravenhurst for the next four years. This happened because of our community’s hard work and generosity. Everyone’s support, through donations, memberships, and attending our events has carried us this far.

Our goals for 2017 include meeting our obligations; bills for hydro, insurance, fees and other day-to-day expenses are on-going. We also need to focus on improvements to the building to protect our investment. We want to build our Ryde to the Future account. Grants will come available this year, but many of them require that we put up 20-25% of the funding ourselves. For large, but necessary projects like a new roof, new windows and a heating/cooling system, this is a big chunk of money. We will therefore be looking at serious fund-raising events.


 

Pot Luck Dinner – Saturday, February 25th at 5:30

We invite you to prepare your favourite dish, which will serve at least four, and bring it to the Co-op for an old fashioned Pot Luck. We will be charging $5 at the door to cover beverages and overhead. Please note that this is members only event, but memberships are available at the door. If you are willing to bake a birthday cake for this event, contact a Board member.


 

NIA Classes Coming to Ryde! Starts March 28th on Tuesdays

The Seniors Programs and Services department of the District of Muskoka: They are bringing us free NIA classes for older adults! NIA is a popular form of gentle exercise that incorporates dance, martial arts and meditation. It is suitable and adaptable for all ability groups.

Classes run for ten sessions on Tuesdays from 10 until 11 am, begins on March 28th. In order to run the course, we will need at least eight members to register. If you are interested, please watch for registration instructions coming soon. For more information, call Emily at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


 

Announcement: Diabetes and Wellness Clinic! Wednesday, April 19th 10:30am

It is so rewarding when outside agencies recognize and support what we are trying to accomplish for our residents. As a direct result of our outreach, we have been offered a wonderful free program to promote wellness in our community. The Adult Diabetes Education Centre from the Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital is offering one on one counselling with a dietitian and nurse for people with diabetes and those at risk for diabetes. After VON SMART, a free healthy cooking class will be held. This program is available for all adult residents and is presented by the OSMH and the North Muskoka Nurse Practitioner led Clinic in Huntsville. This is a pilot program and needs your support to continue. The plan is to offer the clinic four times a year. More information will be available in the next Ryder.


 

Thank you!

  • The Gravenhurst Legion, Sawdust City, Sofa Communication, and Dave Cruise of Cruise Car Sales, donated space, product and talent for our Birthday Bash Dance attempt. We appreciate their generosity.
  • Cliff Fitchett did an emergency repair of our water filtration system to keep the taps open!
  • Ron Hummel does a fantastic job of keeping the driveway at the Co-op plowed and sanded so that we can safely access the building during the winter. He is still accepting new customers and can be reached at 705-684-9710 or 705-644-1731.
  • Suzanne Hummel is our hard-working custodian, who keeps the building clean and polished. She is available for cleaning and de- cluttering jobs at $10 per hour. Suzanne is also our Senior Community Advisor, our liaison with the District of Muskoka’s Seniors Services Outreach. Contact her at 705-205-3718.
  • Thank you to Mr. Traynor for donations to our bottle drive.
  • A big thank you to Anne, Janet and Doug for work on our museum.

Board of Directors

There are a minimum of two openings on our Board; we have an exciting year ahead with some responsibilities and opportunities. We are always alert to grant and funding agencies that will benefit us, we need to update our bylaws, and we look to growth planning. Where will the future take us? Step up and serve and be part of the process!


 

Call for Committee Members:

As you know, we are an entirely volunteer-run organization. We are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish over the years, including purchasing our building, running successful Heritage Days, bringing in new programs, lobbying for our residents and creating our beautiful Barn Quilt Trail. Our strength is in our generous and hard-working volunteers. Will you consider joining our ranks this year?

  • Canada’s 150/Heritage Day Committee
    This is a big year for our country! We need to make our Heritage Day celebration extra special. Will you consider joining our Heritage Day Committee this year?

 

  • Fundraising Committee
    Now that we have our lottery license, we can apply to run raffles and 50/50 draws. This is a great opportunity to raise money for targeted projects: a new roof? Windows? We are allowed to raise 50% towards a capital improvement through lotteries.
    A small group took on the organization of the recent fundraising dinner that raised over $2,500! We know that we have many talented and creative people out there. We can’t wait to hear your ideas! If you are interested in joining any or all of these committees, please contact any Board member.

 

SMART and Tai Chi

Make your New Year’s Resolution to come on out and join our fitness classes. These are offered by trained volunteers and provide not only a great workout, but a social time as well. Please note that there will be no classes if the school buses are cancelled due to weather and that there will be no SMART class on Monday, February 20, Family Day.


 

WISE Senior’s Clubhouse- Friday, February 3rd -12:30-2:30pm

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors offers a great program and a free lunch! This month will feature Art and Calligraphy with artist Diannah Benson. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please call Emily at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


 

Barn Quilt Trail Included in Winter Carnival!

This year our Co-op will be a sponsor of the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival. Our beautiful quilts will be featured in tours offered on Sunday, February 26. Check out the Carnival brochures for details.


 

Community Alert!

Just a reminder to keep an eye out for suspicious activity. Items were stolen in the Germania Rd area. A lime green Arctic Cat 2016 ATV & 2 dirt bikes.


Upcoming Events

  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday At the RCC from 1pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30 am. Note: in the event of school bus cancellations, there will be no SMART classes held that day.
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse – February 3rd from 12:30 – 2:30pm. $3/person
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • Ryde Knitters and Hookers – Fridays at Summerland – 10 am – $2
  • Pot Luck Dinner – Sat. Feb, 25th at 5:30 – $5
  • Sustainability Workshops: ~Sunday, March 13: Digital Photography with Fred Schulz ~Sunday, April 2: Hemp with Greg Harriet~ Sunday April 9th: Herbal Remedies for Pets with Penelope Beaudrow
    ~ TBA: Year Round Gardening with Colin Sober-Wiliams
    NIA Exercise Classes – 10 sessions on Tuesdays – starts March 28th – 10 – 11am
  • Diabetes and Wellness Clinic – Wed April 19th

Community Notices

Holy Manger Anglican Church

  • February 5th at 1 pm and thereafter to end April the 1st Sunday of each month at 1 pm.

Ryde Free Methodist Church

  • Weather permitting, the annual winter picnic and tobogganing party will be held on Sunday Feb 12th at 2:30pm meet at 1586 Barkway Rd. Dress appropriately and bring your sleds. Call 705-687- 3005 if you plan to attend.

Summerland General Store

  • The February monthly $20 food basket is due Feb. 7th at 9 am and picked up on Feb. 23rd. Download schedule click here. (Please note that the pick-up date is a change from the original schedule).
  • Spaghetti Dinner at Summerland – Wednesdays at 5 pm

The Ryder was brought to you this month by:

Ryde Centennial Free Methodist Church

Ryde Free Methodist Church

The Ryder for January 2017

January 5th, 2017 at 10:51 am

birthday-bashA New Year … New Adventures!

Your Co-op is dancing into the New Year by celebrating its first birthday of ownership of the building. Help us celebrate by getting your tickets for our first ever dance at the Gravenhurst Legion! Tickets are available at Scotiabank, who once again will be matching the ticket price of $35. The dance will feature live music by Cruise ‘n Country and a buffet meal, complete with birthday cake! The dance will be held Saturday, January 21st from 7 pm until midnight, with a buffet lasagna dinner served at 7:30. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 draw. All proceeds will benefit our building fund. Attend the dance worry free: a bus will be available to take you from the Co-op and back for only $5. Call Judy at 705-687-2406 to reserve a seat on the bus.


 

we-need-you-to-join-our-crew-11Call for Committee Members:

As you know, we are an entirely volunteer-run organization. We are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish over the years, including purchasing our building, running successful Heritage Days, bringing in new programs, lobbying for our residents and creating our beautiful Barn Quilt Trail. Our strength is in our generous and hard-working volunteers. Will you consider joining our ranks this year?

  • Board of Directors

We have a minimum of two openings on our Board. We have an exciting year ahead with some responsibilities and opportunities. We are always alert to grant and funding agencies that will benefit us, we need to update our bylaws, and we look to growth planning. Where will the future take us? Step up and serve and be part of the process!

  • Canada’s 150/Heritage Day Committee

This is a big year for our country! We need to make our Heritage Day celebration extra special. Will you consider joining our Heritage Day Committee this year?

  • Building Committee

We rely on our Building Committee team to keep everything moving along and functional at the Co-op. It a solid building, but needs some updates. If you are a hands-on person with some expertise in maintenance, please consider joining this committee.

  • Fundraising Committee

Now that we have our lottery license, we can apply to run raffles and 50/50 draws. This is a great opportunity to raise money for targeted projects: a new roof? Windows? We are allowed to raise 50% towards a capital improvement through lotteries. A small group took on the organization of the recent fundraising dinner that raised over $2500! We know that we have many talented and creative people out there. We can’t wait to hear your ideas!

If you are interested in joining any or all of these committees, please contact any Board member.


WISE Logo WISE Clubhouse for Seniors

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors is generally held on the first Friday of each month. Pay Attention to Keep Safe presented by Danielle

The goal of this class is to discuss the importance of planning ahead and avoiding taking risks. Key information covered in previous units will also be reviewed. Please call Emily at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


 happy-new-years-resolutionsSMART and Tai Chi

Make your New Year’s Resolution to come on out and join our fitness classes. These are offered by trained volunteers and provide not only a great workout, but a social time as well.


SaveDateUpcoming Events

  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1 pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30 am. Note: in the event of school bus cancellations, there will be no SMART classes held that day.
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays – 10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse – Jan. 6th from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Free lunch will be provided.
  • Ryde Knitters and Hookers – Fridays at Summerland – 10 am – $2
  • Ryde’s Birthday Bash Dinner and Dance – Jan. 21st starting at 7 pm at the Gravenhurst Legion. Tickets $35 – available at Scotiabank in Gravenhurst from Jan. 3rd until Jan. 19th.

NoticeCommunity Notices

Holy Manger Anglican Church

  • January 8th at 1 pm and thereafter from February to end of April the 1st Sunday of each month at 1 pm.

Summerland General Store

  • The January monthly $20 food basket order is due in cash on Jan. 3rd at 9 am and picked up on Jan. 12th. Bring boxes or bags. Download schedule here: http://bit.ly/1zYziH2

The Ryder was brought to you this month by:

Great Moose Adventures

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The Ryder for November 2016

November 3rd, 2016 at 12:27 pm

member-meetingCapital Fundraising Campaign – Member Meeting

We are very pleased to announce that Ryde Co-op has received Charitable Status from the Canada Revenue Agency. We can now issue tax receipts for your generous donations to the Ryde Co-op. As you know, we have a hefty loan repayment coming due in January. The community came together to make history a year ago, when the membership voted overwhelmingly in favour of purchasing the building. We knew this would entail added expense and responsibilities. Will you step up to get us over this hump? The Board would like to provide details and answer questions about our finances at a membership meeting on November 23rd at 7 pm.


 

 online-auctionFacebook On-line Auction

We will be holding an on-line auction from November 12th  – 26th.
We are looking for donations of quality items, such as collectables, one of a kind, etc. Pictures of the items will be posted on a Facebook page for bidding during the auction. Please email photos of your donation(s) to Diane Duffy at  or contact her for more information.


 

Soup-and-SandwichSoup and Sandwich Lunch/Christmas Bazaar/Canada 150 Celebration Garden!

We have Sunday, November 13 all planned for you! Right after church, join us for the first of the season’s Soup and Sandwich lunches. Lunch is only $5 and no advance tickets are required. We will ask you to step outside and pose for a picture by the Muriel Fitchett Memorial Garden at 1, then please shop at our very first Christmas bazaar. Santa’s helpers have been busy crafting and creating wonderful items for your gift list. Christmas BazaarAll proceeds go to the Ryde to the Future campaign, so invite your friends and neighbours!

 


dinnerNovember Fundraising Dinner

This is the extra special dinner that you have been waiting for! Our talented chefs and sous chefs are putting together a special menu for our fund-raising effort November 19th at 5:30 pm. 40 tickets will be available at a cost of $35. The Scotiabank in Gravenhurst will be selling these tickets for us and generously matching the price of every ticket sold! Don’t miss out on a fabulous evening, and a chance to help us Ryde to the Future. Tickets will be available starting the week of October 31st until November 16th.


 

bottle driveRyde’s Fundraising – Bottle Drive

Our hard-working building committee has come up with an idea to bring us revenue. On Saturday, November 26, from 9 until noon, bring your empty and sorted beer and LCBO bottles to the Co-op, where the building committee will take them off your hands and convert them to much needed funds. Start saving those empties now! We don’t have storage at the Co-op, so please hang on to them until our collection date, or as several people have done, take your empties back and donate the money. So far we have raised $191.70! Thanks to Barb, Marilyn, Jim and Rob T. and his neighbours for generous donations. If necessary, pick-up can be arranged on that date. Call Doug at 705-687-2406 to help or donate.


 

paletteYWCA Women and Art: Free Lunch and Painting with Nancy Hunter

Monday, November 7th. This class is filling up very quickly! Please call Judy at 705-687-2406 to register.


 

WISE LogoWISE Clubhouse for Seniors

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors is generally held on the first Friday of each month. Ways to Stay Safe and Independent presented by Danielle

The goal of this class is to inform you about some of the tools and assistive devices available to help manage daily tasks, as well as how and where to get them. This is a great free program with a healthy lunch included. Do you have requests for future Clubhouses? Would you like crafts, line dancing, Zumba, games? Please call Emily at 705-645-2412 ext. 199.


thank-youRyde Co-op Thanks!

  • The work crew from Beaver Creek did a tremendous amount of work, including the update of the Muriel Fitchett garden and planting the 1000 tulip bulbs that we won.
  • Ernest Merkley donated a truckload of soil for the tulips. The Co-op will be a showpiece next Spring.
  • Joan Clifford set up a book sale with the generous support of Gord McNeice of Scotiabank.
  • Cliff Fitchett and Richard Hearne completed an inspection of our septic tank. (All is well!)
  • Bruce Stephenson did a great job of cutting the grass at the Co-op.
  • Muskoka Brewery donated two gift baskets for silent auction at our October and November dinners.
  • The District of Muskoka’s Pay It Forward grant provided funding for the purchase of our age-friendly tables to replace those heavy and too narrow hand-me-downs. We can now set up and dine in comfort.
  • Janis and Joan provided spooktacular decorations for our Oktoberfest dinner.

diabetesDiabetes Clinic at the Co-op

We have the opportunity to offer a Diabetes Clinic at the Ryde Co-op that would offer one-on-one consultation with a nurse and dietitian. The program would be offered through the Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital, and would be a satellite of the current program offered in Gravenhurst. In order for the service to be delivered to Ryde, we would need a minimum of seven people to sign up. If you feel that you would benefit from having this option close to home at the Ryde Co-op, please call Emily Elliott at 705-325-7611 to register.


 

Tai Chi & QigongTai Chi and Qigong

Join Janet Wilcox on Thursdays from 10:30–11:30 am. New participants always welcome. No previous experience is necessary. The fee is $2 per session for members.


 

Music JamMusic Night and Sing – a – long

Ryde members are invited to join us Saturday, Nov 5th from 7 – 9pm for an evening of great music. Bring your instrument or just come and enjoy. Families welcome. Admission by donation is for members only but new members are always welcome. Light refreshments available. Jams will usually be scheduled for the second Saturday of every month, but note for November we will be meeting on November 5th instead. For more information, please call Brian Gowanlock at 705-329-4010.


SaveDateUpcoming Events

  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1 pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30 am. Note: in the event of school bus cancellations, there will be no SMART classes held that day.
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays – 10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse – Nov 4th from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Free lunch will be provided.
  • Ryde Knitters and Hookers – Fridays at Summerland – 10 am – $2
  • Ryde’s Music Night & Sing-A-Long – Nov 5th – 7 to 9 pm. Admission by donation. Note change in date this month only
  • Turn your clocks back at midnight on November 5th!
  • Free Woman in Art Lunch & Workshop – Nov 7th at 10:30am
  • Soup and sandwich lunch 12:00pm & Christmas Bazaar – Nov. 13th
  • Facebook On-line auction – Nov 12th – 26th
  • Fundraising Progressive Dinner – Nov. 19th at 5:30pm –Tickets $35 from Scotiabank.
  • Blood Donor Clinic at Gravenhurst Community Center Nov 22nd – from 3pm – 7pm
  • Ryde Co-op Membership Meeting – Nov 23rd – 7 pm
  • Christmas Lunch Dec 15th at noon.

NoticeCommunity Notices

  • Holy Manger Anglican Church
    • Services will be held on the first & third Sunday of each month at 1 pm
  • Ryde Free Methodist Church
    • Remembrance Day Sunday Service on Nov. 6th at 11:00 am.  Mr. Bob Beach, who lives at the north end of Barkway Rd. will be here to play Amazing Grace on his harmonica accompanied by our musicians.
  • Summerland General Store
    • The November monthly $20 food basket order is due in cash on Nov 8th at 9 am and picked up on Nov 17th. Bring boxes or bags. Download schedule here.

The Ryder was brought to you this month by:

Arleigh Luckett – Signing As We Grow

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The Ryder for October 2016

October 2nd, 2016 at 1:24 pm

Capital Fundraising Campaign

RydetoFutureThe elation of owning our own building has not worn off and we continue to bask in the praise of outside agencies and friends, who congratulate us on our achievement. We do still have the “hump” of the $40,000 plus interest financing that we arranged when we made the purchase. The initial payment of $20,000 plus interest, that must be paid at the end of January, presents us with an immediate and urgent challenge. We expect to receive our Charitable Designation any day now. Please consider making a generous donation to the Ryde Co-op, to help us Ryde to the Future! Donation forms can be downloaded clicking here: Donate to Ryde! or speak to any Board member.


Ryde Wins a Canada 150 Celebration Garden!

TulipsThe Ryde Co-op is one of only 150 winners Canaada-wide to win 1000
 tulips in a contest co-sponsored by Vesey’s Bulbs, The
 Canadian Garden Council, Canada Post and others. We can
now update our Muriel Fitchett Memorial Garden in front of the Co-op and have a fabulous display in the Spring of 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday! This calls for a photo op: Please join us on Sunday, November 13th for Soup and Sandwich, our Christmas Bazaar and a group picture at 1:00 pm!


 

Ryde Co-op a Spirit Award Winner!

Spirit AwardThe members of the Ryde Community Co-op have been recognized for outstanding volunteerism and a vibrant community by the town of Gravenhurst for a Spirit Award. Through thousands of volunteer hours, our members have taken a small gathering place and made it an active community hub.

The presentation of the Spirit Award to the Co-op will be held at the Opera House on Wednesday, October 5th at 7 pm. It would be great to have good turn out from Ryde and if you would like to attend, please RSVP to Judy Vanderveer at 705-687-6774 ext. 22


Oktoberfest Dinner- Saturday, October 22nd at 5:30pm

OctoberfestCelebrate the Fall harvest with Chefs Larry and Anne’s German-themed dinner. Get
your tickets early at the Summerland General Store, or reserve by calling a Board member. Members $10, non-members $15. Will you help with this meal by donating baking for dessert, or by volunteering to clean up afterwards? Contact Judy by emailing here.


 

YWCA Women and Art: Free Lunch and Painting with Nancy Hunter

paletteNo experience is necessary for this relaxing and social event. Funding was provided by a joint grant application by the YWCA and the Ryde Co- op to the New Horizons for Seniors program. Monday, October 17 and Monday, November 7 at 10:30am. Registration is limited. Please contact Judy by emailing here.


Ryde Christmas Bazaar – November 13th

Christmas BazaarTo help raise money to pay for the building and
necessary repairs and renovations, we are holding our first ever Christmas Bazaar on November 13th following
the Soup and Sandwich Lunch at 12:30 pm. Have you
craft items you would like to make and donate? Costume
jewellery for the nearly new table? Are you one of Ryde’s excellent bakers who can make goodies for the baking table? Are you a crafter who would like to rent a table? We would like to hear from you! Please call Larry Peck at 705-687-0483


 

Garage Sale Report

garage-saleWhat a fantastic community we have! The donations, the baking and the volunteer labor showed up in fine fashion, and once again we were able to raise over $1000! Thanks to everyone who donated, baked, worked and shopped! The fantastic work team included Jennie, Wayne, Diane, Barb, Brian, Rachelle, Rob and Wendy, and the bakers included Lois P, Iva, Lois I., Barb, Larry, Leslie and Joanne. See you again for our Spring Sale!


 

Tai Chi and Qigong

Tai Chi & QigongJoin Janet Wilcox on Thursdays from 10:30–11:30 am. New participants always welcome. For information email Janet Wilcox


 

Bottle Drive-Saturday, November 26th

bottle driveOur building committee has come up with an idea to bring us revenue. On
Saturday, November 26th, 9 am until noon, bring your empty and sorted beer
bottles and cans and LCBO bottles to the Co-op, where the building
committee will take them off your hands and convert them to much needed funds. Start saving those empties and please hang on to them until our collection date. If necessary, pick-up can be arranged on that day. Email Doug to help or donate.


Music Night in Ryde- Ryde’s Homemade Jam & Sing-Long

Music JamRyde members are invited to join us Saturday, October 8 th from 7 – 9pm for an evening of great music. Bring your instrument or just come and enjoy. Families welcome. Admission by donation is for members only but new members are always welcome. Light refreshments available. Jams will be scheduled for the second Saturday of every month. For more information, please call Brian Gowanlock at 705-329-4010.


 

WISE Senior’s Clubhouse  Friday, October 7th -12:30

WISE LogoThe District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse welcomes Shirlene Wells, a physiotherapist, speaking on falls prevention. For information call Lindsay at 705-645-2412 ext. 444.


Culture Days

culturedays2016A national celebration of the Arts.
Friday Sept 30th is our Knitting Group at Summerland Store 10 am -1 pm. Saturday Oct 1st  the Co-op will be open as a snack bar to stop in while touring the Barn Quilt trail and lunch 11 am – 2 pm. On Sunday Oct 2nd 1 pm – 3 pm is a free seed exchange at the Co-op. Bring your packages of seeds to share.
 To help with the events please email Judy.


Fresh Food Baskets

Food BasketFresh Food Basket program offered through the District of Muskoka with the support of Carrie and Ron at the Summerland Store. Please drop off your $20 (cash only) to the Store before 10 am on Tuesday, September 27th. Pick up will be on Thursday, October 6th in time for Thanksgiving.


On-line Auction

online-auctionWe will be holding an on-line auction from November 12th  – 27th  .
We are looking for donations of quality items, such as collectables, one of a kind, etc. Pictures of the items will be posted on a Facebook page for bidding during the auction.
 Email Diane Duffy for more information.


 

Thank You

thankyouThank you to Cliff Fitchett and Richard Hearne for septic tank work, James Cruickshank for legal advice, Sterling Cooper for checking the Co-op boundaries & Michelle Meadows from Muskoka Yarn Connection for donations to the Christmas Bazaar. Congratulations to Iva Break for being the first to renew her membership for 2017.


 

Upcoming EventsSaveDate

  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1 pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starts at 9:30 am. No class Monday Oct 10th
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays – 10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse – Oct 7th & Nov 4th from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Free lunch will be provided.
  • Ryde Knitters and Hookers – Fridays at Summerland – 10 am – $2
  • Ryde’s Homemade Jam & Sing-A- Long – Oct. 8th – 7 – 9 pm. Admission by donation.
  • Oktoberfest Dinner-Sat Oct 22nd 5:30pm. Members $10, non- members $15
  • Free Woman and Art Lunch & Workshop-Mon. Oct 17th & Nov 7th 10:30am
  • Soup and sandwich lunch 12:30pm & Christmas Bazaar – Nov. 13th
  • On-line auction Nov 12th – 27th
  • Fundraising Progressive Dinner 
Stay tuned for more info. Tickets $50

Community Notices

NoticeHoly Manger Anglican Church

  • Special Thanksgiving service Oct 2nd at 1pm. Refreshments. Please bring an item for the food bank.
  • Services will be held on the first & third Sunday of each month at 1 pm

 

Ryde Free Methodist Church

  • We will be ordering the Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes soon, if any one would like one. Full boxes will need to be returned by Nov 13th .

Summerland General Store

  • The October monthly $20 food basket order is due in cash on Sept 27th at 9 am and picked up on Oct 6th . Bring boxes or bags. Download the schedule here Fresh Food Basket Ryde 2015-2016

    The Ryder was brought to you this month by:

    Muskoka Seniors

    Mary Brittain Sponsor

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The Ryder for September 2016

September 13th, 2016 at 3:04 pm

What a Great Heritage Day!

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Thanks to an amazing team of volunteers, sponsors, vendors and displays, we had a wonderful time celebrating Ryde’s Heritage. Thanks go out to the nine piece band Cruise n’ Country who donated their wonderful music, Cliff Fitchett and his live steam engine, Twin Maples Farm horse and carriage rides, Moose FM, Olivia from KidZone, Vintage vehicles courtesy of Ron Nicholson, Gary Rose, Doug Black and others, Gravenhurst Library Tent featuring beautiful Snow Princess Jennifer Whipp, Riverside Rentals, Gravenhurst Fire Department, Haliburton Fire Management Head Quarters, OMNR, Cutthroat Shaving, Carmen’s Woodworking, Little Miss Stitches (Amy Heighington), Muskoka Sea Fleas, Scales Nature Park, and Bark Barn Dog Obedience. Sponsors were Foodland Ontario, Sofa Communications, Teabeards, Terry Pilger, Blooming Muskoka, Cavill Turner, Gidley Insurance, Muskoka Carpet, Kubota North, Hammond’s, Dap Thach Accountants and Associates and Home Building Centre. Please support and thank our sponsors!

The Volunteer Crew included Tracy Barkshire, Dave Pegg, Jill Barkshire, Larry Peck, Anne Myshok, Andrew and Stephanie Taylor, Janet Merkley, Jennie and Rick Nice, Ivan Speicher, Richard and Linda Hearne, Peggy Beattie, Barb and Bruce Hallett, Joan Clifford, Sue Ward, Iva and Carole Break, Bruce Stevenson, Willa, Myron and Sterling Cooper, Sharon and Gerrard Newman, John Havenaar, Janet Wilcox, Jim Sanderson, Shelagh Davis, Brenda Cooper, Brian Robertson, Doug, Louise and Blake Taverner, Ernest Merkley, Wayne Morris, Diane Duffy, Diane Bradley, Liza Bosmanova, Iouri Bosmanov, Doug Campbell, and the many others who so willingly chipped in. Thanks to Lynn at the Donkey Shack, Wayne’s Tires and Home Building Centre for sharing tents, to Mark Tingey and Andy Speicher for the BBQ, and to Muskoka Springs for donating water. Thank you to the Town of Gravenhurst for help with promotion, picnic tables, garbage bins and barriers.

We are already thinking about next year. Will you help make Heritage Day 2017 bigger and better? Please call Judy at 705-687-2406.


 

Pasta DinnerPasta Dinner

It will be worth it as Chefs Larry and Anne create a pleasing pasta dinner on Sept 24th. Get your tickets early at the Summerland General Store, or reserve ahead. Members $10, non-members $15. Will you help with this meal by donating baking for dessert, or by volunteering to clean up afterwards?

Don’t forget your plates, cutlery and cups! Call Judy at 705-687-2406.


culturedays2016Culture Days Activities!

Ryde Co-op joins a national event by holding three Culture Days events. Please come out to all of them! On Friday, September 30th we’ll be holding our regular knitting group at the Summerland Store from 9 until 1. All are welcome! Saturday, October 1st we will be opening the Co-op as a snack bar for all the people who are doing the Barn Quilt Trail. Drop by for lunch between 11 and 2. On Sunday, October 2nd from 1 until 3, we will be having a free seed exchange at the Co-op. Bring your packages of seeds to share. Snacks will be available for purchase. To help with the weekend events please call Judy at 705- 687-2406.


gold medalRyde’s Own Champion!

Congratulations to Bruce Stephenson, who won gold medals in Javelin and Shot Put (over 85 age group) at the Canada Seniors Games in Brampton last month. Bruce also took a silver medal in the 1km prediction walk at the Ontario Provincial Seniors Games in Midland on August 9th.


 

Fundraising Fundraising!

Our fundraising efforts continue to help pay off our mortgage and loans, with events and donations from friends and neighbours near and far.
Some of our community members have taken it upon
themselves to host a fundraising event on their own, as Janet Wilcox did. She hosted a wine tasting event on her back deck. Everyone had a fantastic time and $2,685.00 was raised to donate to the Co-op’s Ryde to the Future Fundraising. Thank you! We appreciate all the support, help and donations we have received to help pay for the Co-op. Every bit helps. Every bit counts.


 

Food BasketAugust Fresh Food Baskets

Take advantage of the Fresh Food Basket program offered through the District of Muskoka with the support of Carrie and Ron at the Summerland General Store. Please drop off your $20 (cash only) to the Blue Store before 10 am on Tuesday, September 6th. Pick up will be on Thursday, September 15th. For a downloadable calendar please follow this link: Fresh Food Baskets 2016


 

garage-saleClean out your Cottage Garage and Bake Sale

We had so much fun and did so well at our last garage sale, that we thought we would do it again on September 17th! We will be calling on our fabulous bakers again, and asking everyone to look around for those top-quality items to donate to a wonderful cause – the Co-op! You can drop off donations on Thursday, September 15th after 2 pm, or any time Friday before the sale. Volunteer staff will price and sell your items. Please show your support of the Co-op by baking, donating and shopping! To volunteer to help with this project, please call Judy at 705-687-2406.


 

Meet The NeedsFourth Annual Meet the Needs Day

Thanks to support and funding from the OACAO and the Seniors Secretariat, we are once again offering a free day of services, food and great information on September 15th.
Ryde is your one-stop destination for expert advice with over 15 presenters. Chef Larry will prepare a free lunch, and there will be door prizes and free groceries! Plan to join us for this great event. There will be free transportation from Downtown Gravenhurst from the Womens’ Centre.


Music JamRyde’s Homemade Jam & Sing-a-long

Ryde members are invited to join us Saturday, from 7 to 9 pm for an evening of folk, gospel and great music. Bring your instrument or just come and enjoy. Families are welcome. Admission by donation is for members only but new members are always welcome. Memberships will be available for $10 at the door. Light refreshments will be available and donations of refreshments will be greatly appreciated. Jams will be scheduled for the second Saturday of every month. For more information, please call Brian Gowanlock at 705-329-4010.


 

paletteY’s Women and Art

Ladies join us for a fun free lunch and painting program with Nancy Hunter – Monday, October 17th and Monday, November 7th, starting at 11am. This
 program is possible by a New Horizons for Seniors Grant.


 

SaveDateUpcoming Events

  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1 pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Mon & Wed starting at 9:30 am.
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays – 10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse – Sept. 2nd from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Free lunch will be provided.
  • Ryde Knitters & Hookers – Fridays at Summerland General Store – 10 am – noon – $2
  • Meet the Needs Day 4 – Thursday, Sept. 15th from 10 – 2 pm
  • Clean out Your Cottage Garage Sale – Saturday, Sep. 17th – 7 till noon
  • Blood Donor Clinic –Tuesday, Sept 20th 3-7pm at the Gravenhurst YMCA
  • Pasta Dinner-Sat. Sept. 24th 5:30 pm
  • Culture Days Events:
    • Friday, Sept. 30th – knitting at 
Summerland General 
Store
    • Saturday, Oct. 1st – Barn Quilt 
Trail
    • Sunday, Oct. 2nd – Seed 
Exchange at the Co-op
  • Ryde’s Homemade Jam & Sing-a- 
long – Oct 8th – 7-9 pm
  • Y’s Woman&Art–Oct 17th & 
Nov 7th
  • Christmas Bazaar – Nov. 13th
  • Progressive Dinner – Nov. 26th

NoticeCommunity Notices

  • Holy Manger Anglican Church
    • Services will be held on the first & third Sunday of each month at 1 pm.
    • Please come out and celebrate our many years at a special Thanksgiving service at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Refreshments will be served after the church service. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank.  All are welcome!
  • Ryde Centennial FM Church
    • Sunday school will be starting Sept 11th. Following the service there will be a picnic lunch (weather permitting) Please dress appropriately and bring a salad, main dish or dessert. We supply drinks.
  • Summerland General Store
    • The September monthly $20 food basket order is due in cash on Sept 6th at 9 am and picked up on Sept 15th. Bring boxes or bags.

The Ryder was brought to you this month by:

Ernmer Construction

Ernmer Construction

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