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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!

vendors

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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The Ryder for August 2016

August 2nd, 2016 at 3:02 pm

Steam EngineHeritage Day is Coming! Saturday, August 20 from 10 – 3

Come and celebrate our first year of ownership of our building! Ryde Heritage Day is our annual outdoor community gathering that features music, food, vendors, displays and fun for all. Admission is by donation. This year we have a great line up of attractions including:

  • Music by Cruise N Country
  • BBQ
  • A working vintage steam engine
  • Twin Maples Farm horse and carriage rides
  • Moose FM
  • KidZone
  • Vintage vehicles
  • Gravenhurst Library Tent featuring a famous Snow Princess
  • Shriner Clown
  • Vendors and displays!

It takes a lot of volunteers to present a special day like this one. We need help with parking, food service, set up and clean up. Also, if you would like to sponsor our poster, spaces are $100. Please call Judy at 705-687-2406 to sign up!

If you are a vendor who would like to set up a table ($25), please call Tracy Barkshire for a form at 705-715-1500 or email Tracy Barkshire. Also let Tracy know if you would like to display your vintage vehicles.


 

StarPerseid Star Gazing Party

CBC News reports: “The summer’s best shooting star show is expected be even more spectacular this year, thanks to an unusual “outburst” that only happens about once a decade. Astronomers predict the Perseid meteor shower, which peaks on the night of Aug. 11-12, will produce about double the number of meteors as it normally does. The Perseids happen each August as Earth passes through the stream of dust and debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle. As those particles or meteoroids smash into the Earth’s atmosphere and burn up, they produce bright streaks across the sky that we see as meteors or shooting stars.

During a typical year, if skies are dark and clear, you can expect to see a meteor every minute to every 30 seconds during the peak, says Peter Brown, a professor with the Meteor Physics Group at Western University in London, Ont. “And a lot of those meteors will be pretty bright. ”This year, he says, “the rates could be up to … a couple every minute, maybe even three a minute” if you’re camping or at the cottage, away from city lights. Dark skies are key to seeing lots of meteors.”

On Thursday, August 11th from 10 pm until midnight (weather permitting), let’s start a new August tradition. There is lots of room to lie down on the grass behind the Co-op to watch the show. Bring your own sleeping bag, because the best way to view the show is to lie flat on your back. Flashlights and binoculars are recommended. The Co-op washrooms will be open, and hot chocolate and snacks will be available for purchase.


 

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 Store. Please drop off your $20 (cash only) to the Blue Store before 10 am on Tuesday, August 9th. Pick up will be on Thursday, August 18th. For a downloadable calendar please go to Fresh Food Baskets 2016.


WISE LogoWISE Clubhouse for Seniors

The District of Muskoka’s WISE Clubhouse for Seniors will be held on Friday, August 5th and September 2nd. This is a great free program with a healthy lunch included. If you have any questions or suggestions for speakers, please contact Lindsay at 705-645-4488 ext. 444.


 

fitnessVON SMART Fitness Classes

Yes, we will be continuing Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 9:30 am through the summer! Our friendly group of active seniors always welcomes new members. We welcome our newest volunteer instructor, Janet Wilcox! SMART is a balanced and tested, safe and effective program that gets results! Free for those 55 and over thanks to funding from the local LHIN and the VON, and sponsored by the Ryde Co-op.


 

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.


 

wellnessFourth 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.


 

Petticoat Power CruiseWomen of Ryde – Participate in a Reenactment!

Are you interested in participating in a fun event to mark the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote and the Temperance Cruise of June 22, 1866 on the original steamship the Wenonah? Come in period dress – long or longish skirt, blouse maybe with lace, long sleeves, white or cream, hat with wide brim, fake flowers/veil, white gloves (sold at Steadman’s, Gravenhurst), closed toe shoes and socks (no sandals). Protest signs for both topics will be provided and you will be able to carry them and wave them. Note: Sawdust City Brewery will be on site for people (mainly men) to buy a beer despite the protests of the women. For information, call Mary Storey at 705-684-9560 or email Mary Storey.

votesPetticoat Power Cruise

  • Date: August 27th
  • Demonstrations: 1 pm – 2pm
  • Wenonah II Cruise: 2:15 – 4:15 pm
  • Info/Tickets: 705-687- 6667.
  • Cost: $37.45 + $5 for the YWCA
  • Celebrate the temperance cruise of June 22, 1866 -150 years ago held on the first Wenonah & mark the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Canada.

Holy Manger ChurchHoly Manger Anglican Church

The Anglican Diocese is considering closing Holy Manger Anglican Church in Barkway. Since closing Harmony & Barkway United Churches, our community has only Holy Manger Anglican & the Ryde Centennial Free Methodist Church in Housey’s Rapids left. Built in 1890, Holy Manger was a Free Methodist Church until the Anglican Church purchased it in 1964. Help save this church! Write a letter to the attention of the ‘Executive Committee of the Diocese of Algoma’ supporting preservation of this historical building. Forward your letters to Janet Merkley


SaveDateUpcoming Events

  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1 pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30 am.
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays – 10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse – Aug. 5th and Sept. 2nd 8th from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Free lunch will be provided.
  • Perseid Star Gazing Party – Aug. 11th – 10 pm until midnight.
  • Heritage Day – Aug. 20th – Volunteer help needed!
  • Meet the Needs Day 4 – Thursday, Sept. 15th from 10 – 2 pm
  • Clean out Your Cottage Garage Sale – Saturday, Sep. 17th – 7 till noon
  • Culture Days Events:
  • Friday, Sept. 30th – knitting at Summerland General
  • Saturday, Oct. 1st – Barn Quilt Trail
  • Sunday, Oct. 2nd – Seed Exchange at the Co-op
  • 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
  • Ryde Free Methodist Church
    Ryde Heritage Sunday service, August 21st at 11 am.
  • Summerland General Store
    The August monthly $20 food basket order is due in cash on August 9th at 9 am and picked up on August 18th. Bring boxes or bags.


    The Ryder was brought to you this month by:

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The Ryder for July 2016

July 1st, 2016 at 1:25 pm

Evelyn JoanEnabling Accessibility Renovations Complete!

A big thank you goes out to Kevin Doucette and his team at Timber Muskoka, for their hard work in completing the renovation work at the Co-op and to Duncan Ross for the architectural drawings and support. As well, we would like to thank John Livingston of Dulux Paint in Barrie, Micky at Gravenhurst Paint and Living Lighting, Ian Coombes at Home Building Centre, Bill Ballegeer (lintel and handrail fabrication), and the Government of Canada, which made the funding available. For this grant, the Co-op had to come up with 1/3 of the cost in cash and in-kind labour. Fortunately, we had an amazing crew of volunteers who pitched in with hours and hours of work doing demolition, planning, painting and so much more. Thanks to Amy, Diane, Rick, Richard, Bruce, Ivan, Donna, Joan, Evelyn, Hannah, Judy and Doug for making it all possible!


BBQ BBQ, Turtles, Dedication and Town Council Meeting

On Tuesday July 19th at 5:30, the Ryde Co-op is pleased to host Mayor Paisley Donaldson, town staff and the council for their regular annual meeting in Ryde. This evening will be extra special, as we will be dedicating our dining/community room to Terence Haight. You will remember that the Town generously donated $25,000 from the Terence Haight Fund towards the purchase of our building. There will be a ceremony featuring Town Crier Bruce Kruger and Piper Fred Schulz. Don’t miss this exciting event! As well, START Muskoka will be bringing a display of turtles and there will be a BBQ supper available. No advance tickets are required for this meal. The dedication will happen around 6:45 and the council meeting will follow. The BBQ is $10 per person. Remember to bring your dishes, cutlery and cups! If it is nice weather, we plan to eat outdoors – bring a folding chair if you can so you have something to sit on.


grafitti DonnaJudy Donna

Washroom Facilities at Bass Lake

Our pRyde in Ryde took a blow when we heard that the washrooms at Bass Lake had been vandalized. Ryde Co-op to the rescue! Donna, Bob, Judy and Doug worked in co-operation with the Town to repaint the washrooms. We don’t want to stop there though; we foresee some community art on those solid block walls. Watch for some awesome decorations to appear! In the meantime, please call 911 or Crime Stoppers1-800-222-8477 to report any suspicious activity in our community.


RydetoFutureRyde Resurgence!

We are well into our first year of ownership of our building. With the completed accessibility renovations, we look forward to continued growth and an exciting future. We have so much potential to continue to serve as a model of what a rural community hub can do. Our community shines when it pulls together toward a common goal. We proved that when we purchased our building.

We must not forget that we do make the first mortgage payment at the end of January, ($20,000 plus interest). Now that the dust has settled (literally!) we must put the focus back on fundraising. We are so fortunate to have friends near and far. The alumni group is mobilizing to raise funds and your new Board is making plans as well. The Town of Gravenhurst will still issue charitable receipts while we wait for our own charitable number. Please help us Ryde to the Future!


Food BasketJuly 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 Store. Please drop off your $20 (cash only) to the Blue Store before 10 am on Tuesday, July 5th. Pick up will be on Thursday, July 14th. For a downloadable calendar please follow this link: Fresh Food Basket Ryde 2016


WISE LogoWISE Clubhouse for Seniors

The District of Muskoka invites seniors to join them for a Summer Social Picnic on July 8th from 12:30 until 2:30 pm! This is a great free program with a healthy lunch included. If you have any questions or suggestions for speakers, please contact Lindsay at 705-645-4488 ext. 444.


fitnessVON SMART Fitness Classes

Yes, we will be continuing Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 9:30 am through the summer! Our friendly group of active seniors always welcomes new members. We welcome our newest volunteer instructor, Janet Wilcox! SMART is a balanced and tested, safe and effective program that gets results! Free for those 55 and over thanks to funding from the local LHIN and the VON, and sponsored by the Ryde Co-op.


Help wantedHeritage Day Is Coming!

The Heritage Day Committee is hard at work to plan a wonderful family event. Our line-up of displays and vendors is growing. Make sure to put this on your calendar and invite everyone to take part in the fun!

We will have music by Cruise N Country, BBQ, a live vintage steam engine, horse and carriage rides, Moose FM, KidZone, vintage vehicles and much more! If you are a vendor who would like to set up a table ($25), please call Tracy Barkshire for a form at 705-715-1500 or email Tracey. Also let Tracy know if you would like to display your vintage vehicles.


DaisyThe Daisy Awards are Coming!

There are so many beautiful properties in Ryde! Let’s show our pRyde and nominate our neighbours for a Daisy Award. Nomination forms are available now on the Town website, or follow this link: http://bit.ly/1HpYzgt . Judging takes place on July 20th rain or shine!


Co-op DayStickerInternational Co-operative Day July 2nd

“The power to act for a sustainable future” As a registered co-op, Ryde supports the goals of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development goals. Co-ops foster democracy, practise social inclusion and operate with concern for the environment. Happy Co-op Day!


small-in-memoryMemorial for Thomas Draper

A memorial for Thomas Draper will be held on July 23rd from 1pm – 4pm at 1136 Merkley Rd. Lunch included. For more info, please call John at 705-826-8357


SaveDateUpcoming Events

  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1 pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30 am.
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays – 10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse – July 8th from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Free picnic lunch will be provided.
  • Annual BBQ and Council Meeting in Ryde – July 19th – $10/person for BBQ – 5:30 pm – meeting at 7 pm
  • Heritage Day – Aug. 20th – Volunteer help needed!
  • Ryde-A-Palooza Alumni Event Saturday, Sept. 10th
  • Meet the Needs Day 4 – Thursday, Sept. 15th from 10 – 2 pm
  • Clean out Your Cottage Garage Sale – Saturday, Sep. 17th – 7 till noon
  • Culture Days Events:
    • Friday, Sept. 30th – knitting at Summerland General
    • Saturday, Oct. 1st – Barn Quilt Trail
    • Sunday, Oct. 2nd – Seed Exchange at the Co-op
  • 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

Ryde Free Methodist Church

  • Sunday School and Youth Group has ended for the summer.
  • We are closing Sunday, July 24, so all can have an opportunity to attend the service at Severn Bridge Family Camp
  • July 10, 2:30 PM:  Annual Memorial Service in memory of those buried at Cooper’s Falls Free Methodist Cemetery.  Please let others know who might have loved ones buried there.  The offering will go towards the maintenance of the grounds.
  • July 15-24:  Severn Bridge Free Methodist Family Camp is on.  Activities for all.  Bible study mornings, evening services, meals available on the grounds or bring your own.  Camping available.  Please see their website for information.

Summerland General Store

  • The June monthly $20 food basket order is due in cash on July 5th at 9 am and picked up on June 14th. Bring boxes or bags.

The Ryder was brought to you this month by:

Terry Pilger – Remax

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The Ryder for June 2016

June 7th, 2016 at 5:15 pm

MobileUnitMobile Health Hub Discontinued in Ryde

The Co-op has been advised that the Mobile Health Hub has stopped coming to Ryde as of May 26th. The Mobile Health Hub was established for the purpose of bringing primary care through a Nurse Practitioner to communities across Muskoka and our community demonstrated a very low need for this. Residents or individuals who require a primary care provider can still call the Mobile Health Hub (1-866-545-0811) and book an appointment to see the Nurse Practitioner (Jen) in Severn Bridge every Wednesday or Vankoughnet every Thursday between 9 am and 3:30 pm, OR call the Cottage Country Family Health Team in Gravenhurst (705-687-2271) to book an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner (Heather) who is accepting new patients. Opportunities for health and wellness education sessions of interest to our community are being discussed with the District of Muskoka Health Link and we hope to see these scheduled in the future at the Co-op.


 

 Front CoopRenovations Are Underway!

You may have noticed all the activity at the Co-op … Changes are happening, thanks to an Accessibility Grant we obtained to upgrade the entrance and washrooms. The Co-op will be closed and there will be no access to the building until the renovations are completed. If you need something from the building, please contact a Director for assistance as due to insurance regulations, the workmen can not grant you access.


 

 Thank-YouGarage Sale – Thank You!!

What a wonderful response we had for our Fund-raising Garage Sale! Once again our community pulled together with donations, (including delicious home-baked goods), help with setting up and cleaning up and lots of eager shoppers! We raised over $1000 for the Ryde to the Future campaign. Thanks everyone!

Thanks to all our Ryde Co-op Volunteers!

Our volunteers are at work again! Thanks to Janis Ryan and Diane Duffy for delicious desserts for the Ham Dinner; to Sterling Cooper for plowing the community garden; to Bruce Stephenson, Ivan Speicher, Doug Campbell, Judy Campbell and Rick Nice for gutting the washrooms and hallway in preparation for the renovation and to the Ryde Centennial Free Methodist Church for hosting our programs during the renovation period. We are a community working together!


 

 FundraisingMake An Investment in Community!

Donate to our Co-op to help us reach our goals! You can also help by holding an event to raise donations. Your donations help us to provide our community with a place to gather, learn, stay fit and have fun! Every bit counts. Every bit appreciated.


 

Good NewsGood News!

The Ryde Co-op has been awarded New Horizons for Seniors funding in the amount of $600 for the purchase of a data projector. This device will enable us to expand our programming and make information more accessible to all of our members. We thank the Government of Canada for their support.


 

tickets nowStrawberry Dinner!

Chefs Larry and Anne will be cooking up a wonderful dinner with a strawberry theme on June 25th . Only 40 tickets will be available. Tickets can be reserved ahead or purchased at Summerland General Store until Thursday, June 23rd. Members $10, non-members $15. Remember to bring your dishes, cutlery and cups!


 

Food BasketJune 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 Store. Please drop off your $20 (cash only) to the Blue Store before 10 am on Tuesday, June 7th. Pick up will be on Thursday, June 16th. For a downloadable calendar please click here: Fresh Food Basket Ryde 2015-2016


 

WISE LogoWISE Clubhouse for Seniors – June 3rd at FM Church

Note the change in location for two weeks this month only due to renovations at the Co-op. The District of Muskoka provides us with this great free program with a healthy lunch included. Join us for this educational program in a relaxed and social setting. This month the Healthy Aging Series continues with a session on Brain Health. Lunch is included! If you have any questions or suggestions for speakers, please contact Lindsay at 705-645-4488 ext. 444.


 

fitnessVON SMART Fitness Classes – Monday & Wednesday at FM Church

Note the change in location for two weeks this month only due to renovations at the Co-op. Our friendly group of active seniors always welcomes new members. SMART is a balanced and tested, safe and effective program that gets results! Free for those 55 and over thanks to funding from the local LHIN and the VON, and sponsored by the Ryde Co-op.


 

Help wantedHeritage Day Is Coming!

Our third annual Heritage Day is coming up on Saturday, August 20th. Your Heritage Day Committee is planning another fabulous day of events, live music, displays, vendors and food. We can’t hold this free event without the help of our amazing volunteers. If you can set aside a couple of hours to help, please call Judy at 705-687-2406.


 

DaisyThe Daisy Awards are Coming!

Let’s make sure that once again, Ryde will be well represented when the Town of Gravenhurst’s Daisy Awards are presented. This program recognizes property owners who have beautified their front yards with glorious gardens. In the case of waterfront properties, the judges will be looking for shorelines that follow sound ecological practices in maintaining buffer zones.


 

takenoteNEW DATE – AGM – June 18th        

The 2016 AGM will be held this year on Saturday, June 18th at 7 pm. Give some thought to becoming more involved with the operation of the Co-op this year. We are looking for committee members as well as people to serve on the Board of Directors. The Co-op works because people get involved – we need your participation for continued success. Please save the date and plan on joining us. Light refreshments will be served.


 

SaveDateUpcoming Events

  • Note: The Co-op will be closed from May 30th – June 13th for renovations. * Fitness, Tai Chi & WISE will be held at Ryde Free Methodist Church during the renovations.
  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1 pm.
  • * VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30 am.
  • * Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays – 10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • * WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse – June 3rd from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Free lunch will be provided.
  • AGM – June 18th starting at 7 pm. Light refreshments provided.
  • Spring into Summer Art Crawl Saturday, June 25th. Join us at the Opera House for a display of Ryde art.
  • Strawberry Dinner – June 25th – dinner promptly at 5:30 pm. Tickets required. Available at Summerland until June 23rd.
  • Heritage Day – Aug. 20th – Volunteer help needed!

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
  • June 4, 8:30 AMA work bee is scheduled to help tidy the Cooper’s Falls Free Methodist Cemetery.  Bring your gloves, hats, outdoor tools, water, and possibly a bag lunch.  Don’t forget the bug spray.
  • June 11, 4:40 PM:  Family BBQ at the church.  Mr. Rusty Draper, speaker; Mr. Bruce Stephenson will share his nature slides.
  • July 10, 2:30 PM:  Annual Memorial Service in memory of those buried at Cooper’s Falls Free Methodist Cemetery.  Please let others know who might have loved ones buried there.  The offering will go towards the maintenance of the grounds.
  • July 15-24:  Severn Bridge Free Methodist Family Camp is on.  Activities for all.  Bible study mornings, evening services, meals available on the grounds or bring your own.  Camping available.  Please see their website for information.
  • Summerland General Store
  • The June monthly $20 food basket order is due in cash on June 7th at 9 am and picked up on June 16th. Bring boxes or bags.

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The Ryder for May 2016

May 1st, 2016 at 9:00 am

AGMNEW DATE – AGM – June 18th        

The 2016 AGM will be held this year on Saturday, June 18th starting at 7 pm. Come and see the completed renovation. This is our first AGM since we have purchased the building so there is lots of information to share. Give some thought to becoming more involved with the operation of the Co-op this year. We are looking for committee members as well as people to serve on the Board of Directors. The Co-op works because people get involved and lend a hand – we need your participation for continued success. Please save the date and plan on joining us. Light refreshments will be served.


 

tickets now Ham Dinner!

Chef Larry will be tying on his apron to provide us with a fabulous ham dinner with scalloped potatoes. Thanks so much to Terry and Wendy Pilger for donating the ham. Only 40 tickets will be available. Can you help by making a dessert? Please let Jennie know – 705-687-5234. Tickets can be reserved ahead or purchased at Summerland General Store until Thursday, May 26th. Members $10, non-members $15. Remember to bring your dishes, cutlery and cups!


 

 garage-saleGarage Sale – Saturday, May 21st from 7am – Noon

Spring cleaning? How about donating your surplus treasures to the Co-op for our fundraising Garage Sale? We are looking for better quality items, donations of baked goods, and potted perennial plants. You can drop off donated items on Thursday May 19th or Friday afternoon on May 20th 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.


 

Group Shot Thanks Ryde Co-op Volunteers!

This energetic group responded to our request for help on April 23rd and spent part of their day to clean up the grounds and gardens at the Co-op. Thank you for showing your pryde in Ryde Janet, Anne, Amy, John, Brenda and Lynda.


 

Internet Cafe Internet Café

Join us this month on Wednesday, May 11th at Summerland General Store beginning at 10:30 am, for Internet Café. This is an opportunity to get some assistance with your various devices. Fee: $2. Contact Jennie for information at 705-687-5234 or click here to email the Ryde Co-op.


sustainabilitySustainability Workshops

All workshops are intended for adult participants and will run on a Sunday afternoon from 1-3 pm and cost $15 for members or $25 for non members. Materials fees may apply so please check the descriptor. Pre-registration is required for all workshops – please call Judy at 705-687-2406.

Needlefelting – May 15th

Materials Fee: $5/participant

Join Barkway fibre artist Hannah Lin to learn the ancient art of needle felting with 20th century tools! Get hands on with colourful wool fleece to make a picture or three-dimensional object.


 

teacups Mayor’s Tea – May 31st

Join Mayor Paisley Donaldson for entertainment and tea at the Gravenhurst Opera House at 1:00 pm.


fliesBlack Fly Mother’s Day Tea – Sunday, May 8th

It’s that time of year again! Time to spruce up your black fly bonnet and come out and enjoy Chef Larry’s famous tea. Tickets available from April 25th – May 5th at Summerland or reserve with a Director. Tickets are $10 for members, and $15 for non-members.


 

Gravenhurst Logo “FireSmart” Open House at the Ryde Fire Station – May 7th

Our firefighters invite you to come out from 11 until 2 to learn about preventing damaging fires, which is of more concern in our forested community. Participate with them and help clean up the brush around the Fire Hall as well as the Co-op. Learn about the Home Ignition Zone and what you can do to protect your home or cottage. More information can be found by clicking here.


Food BasketApril 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 Store. Please drop off your $20 (cash only) to the Blue Store before 10 am on Tuesday, May 3rd. Pick up will be on Thursday, May 12th. For a downloadable calendar please follow this link.


WISE LogoWISE Clubhouse for Seniors

The District of Muskoka provides us with this great free program with a healthy lunch included. Join us for this educational program in a relaxed and social setting. This month the Healthy Aging Series continues. Lunch is included! For information call Lindsay at 705-645-2412 ext. 444. If you have any suggestions for speakers, please contact Lindsay at 705-645-4488 ext. 444. If you are seeking information on services available to seniors, please contact Joan Clifford at 705-687-3505.


VONVON SMART Fitness Classes

Our friendly group of active seniors always welcomes new members. SMART is a balanced and tested, safe and effective program that gets results! Free for those 55 and over thanks to funding from the local LHIN and the VON, and sponsored by the Ryde Co-op. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no classes on May 3, 5 or 23.


takenoteUpcoming Co-op Renovations

The Co-op will be closed from May 30th until June 13th for renovations to make our building accessible. During the renovations, VON SMART, Tai Chi and the WISE Clubhouse will be taking place at the Ryde Centennial Free Methodist Church. The Co-op extends thanks to the Free Methodist Church and congregation for extending us the use of their facilities.


 

DaisyThe Daisy Awards are Coming!

Let’s make sure that once again, Ryde will be well represented when the Town of Gravenhurst’s Daisy Awards are presented. This program recognizes property owners who have beautified their front yards with glorious gardens. In the case of waterfront properties, the judges will be looking for shorelines that follow sound ecological practices in maintaining buffer zones.


 

art crawlSpring into Summer Art Crawl June 25

We have an opportunity to showcase the many artists & craftspeople of Ryde during this Gravenhurst Event. The Co-op has booked a table in the Opera House, & we would like as many people from Ryde to join us as possible. Tables are $25 each with proceeds going to fund a scholarship for a Gravenhurst art student. For information & to book a table in the Opera House, please call Penny Varney at 705-687-8078.


 

SaveDateUpcoming Events

  • Note: The Co-op will be closed from May 30th – June 13th for renovations.
  • Mobile Health Hub – Every Thursday from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Call for an appointment! 1-866-545-0811
  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1 pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30 am. Note: Canceled on May 3rd, 5th & 23rd
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays – 10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse – May 6th from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Free lunch will be provided.
  • Firesmart Program at the Ryde Station and Co-op from 11 until 2 on May 7th
  • Blackfly Tea – May 8th starting at 12 pm. Tickets required
  • Internet Café – May 11th – 10:30 at Summerland Store – $2
  • Garage Sale – May 21st – 7 am until noon
  • Ham Dinner – May 28th – dinner promptly at 5:30 pm. Tickets required. Available at Summerland until May 26th.
  • Sustainability Workshops have returned! All workshops will run from 1 until 3 pm. Some material fees may be required. Advance registration required – 705-687-2406
  • May 1st – “Self-reliant Living” with The Wilsons
  • May 15th – “Needle Felting” with Hannah Lin
  • AGM – June 18th starting at 7 pm. Light refreshments provided.
  • Heritage Day – Aug. 20th – Volunteer help needed!

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
    • Sat., May 14, 4:30 PM: Mother – Daughter Banquet.  Please dress in something “country”, bring a friend or daughter, a main dish or salad to share.
    • Sat., June 11, 4:30 PM:  Family BBQ.

 

  • Summerland General Store
    • The May monthly $20 food basket order is due in cash on May 3rd at 9 am and picked up on May 12th. Bring boxes or bags.

The Ryder was brought to you this month by:

Gravenhurst KOA Campground

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The Ryder for April 2016

April 6th, 2016 at 11:49 am

Help wantedHelp Is Needed at the Co-op!

Your Board of Directors continues to work diligently at the Co-op but as we move forward to improve and upgrade the facilities at our new home, we need your help as well to make it all happen. Please make a small commitment to your Co-op and the community – help is needed on the following committees:

  • Building and Facility Planning – Capital Needs: Next meeting ~ April 6th, 2 pm at the Co-op
  • Grounds and Gardens: Spring Cleanup ~ April 23rd, 9 am until noon
  • Building Maintenance – Committee Members Needed ~ job specific TBA
  • Fundraising Activities – Committee Members Needed ~ to coordinate and run community events
  • Heritage Day August 20th: Next meeting ~ April 26th, 6 pm at the Co-op

For information or to participate on a committee, please call Judy at 705-687-2406.


 chicken dinnerWinner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Chefs Larry and Anne are planning a tasty Chicken Dinner for us on April 16th. Our thanks to Janis Ryan and Lorraine Masters for making the great desserts for the Stew Dinner. Can you help by making a dessert for the Chicken Dinner? Please let Jennie know – 705-687-5234. Tickets can be reserved ahead or purchased at Summerland General Store until Thursday, April 14th. Members $10, non-members $15. Remember to bring your dishes, cutlery and cups!


 Internet CafeInternet Café

Join us this month on Wednesday, April 13th at Summerland General Store beginning at 10:30 am, for Internet Café. This is an opportunity to get some assistance with your various devices. Fee: $2. Contact Jennie for information at 705-687-5234 or email ryde.coop@gmail.com.


 

sustainabilitySustainability Workshops

We have a great line up for this spring! All workshops are intended for adult participants and will run on a Sunday afternoon from 1-3 pm and cost $15 for members or $25 for non members. Materials fees may apply so please check the descriptor. Pre-registration is required for all workshops – please call Judy at 705-687-2406.

 The Honey Bee – April 17th

Materials Fee: $5/participant

Join Wayne McGill for an afternoon of bees! Wayne will be speaking about bee biology, the inhabitants of the hive, organization in the colony, seasonal cycles and activities of the colony, and swarming. Learn the physical structure of the hive invented by Langstroth and how to get into beekeeping and the associated costs. A honey tasting opportunity will be offered. Door Prizes!

5 Lessons in Self-Reliant Living – May 1st

The Wilsons are back! These modern pioneers will have demonstrations and tastings:

  • How to keep your furnace running in a power outage
  • How to raise chickens for fun and food
  • Growing vegetables without digging
  • Making your own laundry soaps and household cleaners
  • Easy ways to find and eat wild food

Needlefelting – May 15th

Materials Fee: $5/participant

Join Barkway fibre artist Hannah Lin to learn the ancient art of needle felting with 20th century tools! Get hands on with colourful wool fleece to make a picture or three-dimensional object.


Food Basket

April 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 Store. Please drop off your $20 (cash only) to the Blue Store before 10 am on Tuesday, April 5th. Pick up will be on Thursday, April 14th. For a downloadable calendar please follow this link: http://bit.ly/1zYziH2


WISE Logo

WISE Clubhouse for Seniors

The District of Muskoka provides us with this great free program with a healthy lunch included. Join us on April 8th at 12:30 pm for this educational program in a relaxed and social setting. This month the Healthy Aging Series continues. Lunch is included! For information call Lindsay at 705-645-2412 ext. 444. If you have any suggestions for speakers, please contact Lindsay at 705-645-4488 ext. 444. If you are seeking information on services available to seniors, please contact Joan Clifford at 705-687-3505 or Susan Ward at 705-687-4553.


 

fitnessVON SMART Fitness Classes

Our friendly group of active seniors always welcomes new members. SMART is a balanced and tested, safe and effective program that gets results! Free for those 55 and over thanks to funding from the local LHIN and the VON.


 

Soup-and-SandwichSoup and Sandwich Lunch

April 10th will be the last soup and sandwich lunch until the Fall, so don’t miss the chance to join friends and neighbours for a chat. Chefs Larry & Anne prepare the best $5 lunch in Muskoka. This month we are happy to feature a display of the work of Ryde craftsmen Richard and Bill Break. No advance tickets are required.


 

cookingFree Cooking Class

We are pleased to welcome the Cooking for One (or Two) 65+ workshop through the District of Muskoka’s Senior Community Advisor program and the Muskoka North Good Food Co-op. There will be one class offered in Ryde on Wednesday, April 20th. The course is free and includes cooking tips, food literacy skills, stretching grocery dollars and lunch. You will cook and share a meal and take home three extra meals! Call Lindsay Lima 705-645-2412 ext. 444 for more information and to register.


 

takenoteUpcoming Co-op Renovations

The Co-op will be closed from May 30th until June 13th for renovations to make our building accessible. This was made possible by an Enabling Accessibility grant obtained from the Federal Government. The grant is being used to install a new front door, a wheelchair ramp with railing and to make our washrooms fully wheelchair accessible. Timber Muskoka will be doing the work. During the renovations, VON SMART, Tai Chi and the WISE Clubhouse will be taking place at the Ryde Centennial Free Methodist Church. The Co-op extends thanks to the Free Methodist Church and congregation for extending us the use of their facilities.


 

Sprinart crawlg into Summer Art Crawl June 25

We have an opportunity to showcase the many artists & craftspeople of Ryde during this Gravenhurst Event. The Co-op has booked a table in the Opera House, & we would like as many people from Ryde to join us as possible. Tables are $25 each with proceeds going to fund a scholarship for a Gravenhurst art student. For information & to book a table in the Opera House, please call Penny Varney at 705-687-8078.


Notice

Community Notices

  • Holy Manger Anglican Church
    • Services will be held on the first and third Sunday of each month.
  • Ryde Free Methodist Church
    • Mother/Daughter Banquet May 14th, starting at 4:30 pm.
  • Summerland General Store
    • The April monthly $20 food basket order is due in cash on Apr. 5th at 9 am and picked up on Apr. 14th. Bring boxes or bags.
    • Watch for the return of summer and Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream!

SaveDateUpcoming Events

  • Mobile Health Hub – Every Thursday from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Call for an appointment! 1-866-545-0811
  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1 pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30 am. s
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays – 10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • Ryde Knitters – Fridays at Summerland Store – 10 am
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse – Apr. 8th from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Free lunch will be provided.
  • Monthly Soup & Sandwich Lunch – Apr. 10th – $5/person
  • Internet Café – Apr. 13th – 10:30 at Summerland Store – $2
  • Cooking for Seniors 65+ Workshop – Apr. 20th – free but register at 705-645-2412
  • Chicken Dinner – Apr. 16th – dinner promptly at 5:30 pm. Tickets required. Available at Summerland or reserve ahead until Apr. 14th. Members $10, non-members $15
  • Sustainability Workshops Returning! All workshops will run from 1 until 3 pm. Some material fees may be required. Advance registration required – 705-687-2406
    • 17th – “The Honey Bee” with Wayne McGill
    • May 1st – “Self-reliant Living” with The Wilsons
    • May 15th – “Needle Felting” with Hannah Lin
  • Heritage Day – Aug. 20th – Volunteer help needed!

The Ryder was brought to you this month by:

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The Ryder for March 2016

February 29th, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Ryde Celebrates!

MayorMac n Cheese Dinner


Music JamMusic Night in Ryde – Ryde’s Homemade Jam

Join us Saturday, March 5th at 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 first Saturday of every month until April. For more information, please call Brian Gowanlock at 705-329-4010.


stewBeef Stew Dinner

The Luck of the Irish is with Ryde! Chefs Larry and Anne are planning a Beef Stew Dinner for us on March 19th. Can you help by making a dessert? Please let Jennie know – 705-687-5234. Tickets can be reserved ahead or purchased at Summerland General Store until Thursday, March 17th. Members $10, non-members $15.


Internet CafeInternet Café

Join us this month on Wednesday, March 9th at Summerland General Store at 10:30 pm, for Internet Café. This is an opportunity to get some assistance with your various devices. Fee: $2. Contact Jennie for information at 705-687-5234 or Click here to email.


Honey BeeSustainability Workshop – The Honey Bee

Date: April 17th from 1-3 pm

Fee: $10 for members, $15 for non members

Materials Fee: $15/participant

Join Wayne McGill for an afternoon of bees! Wayne will be speaking about bee biology, the inhabitants of the hive, organization in the colony, seasonal cycles and activities of the colony, and swarming. Learn the physical structure of the hive invented by Langstroth and how to get into beekeeping and the associated costs. A honey tasting opportunity will be offered.


Food BasketMarch Fresh Food Baskets

Please note that the basket orders will be later this month to provide fresh produce for Easter weekend. Take advantage of the Fresh 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 Blue Store before 10 am on Tuesday, March 15th. Pick up will be on Thursday, March 24th. For a downloadable calendar please click here: Fresh Food Basket Ryde 2015-2016


WISE LogoWISE Clubhouse for Seniors

The District of Muskoka Seniors Programs and Services (W.I.S.E. Clubhouse Program), in collaboration with the VON and the IRFP, will be hosting a monthly “Healthy Aging” series. With our W.I.S.E. Clubhouse model, we will host a free lunch, followed by a guest speaker Melissa Lang on March 4th at 12:30pm. If you have any suggestions for speakers, please contact Lindsay at 705-645-4488 ext. 444. If you are seeking information on services available to seniors, please contact Joan Clifford at 705-687-3505 or Susan Ward at 705-687-4553.


fitnessVON SMART Fitness Classes

Our friendly group of active seniors always welcomes new members. SMART is a balanced and tested, safe and effective program that gets results! Free for those 55 and over thanks to funding from the local LHIN and the VON. Note: No class on Easter Monday, March 28th


Soup-and-SandwichSoup and Sandwich Lunch

Daylight savings time begins today, so don’t miss the start time for Chefs Larry and Anne’s great $5 lunch on March 13th . Join friends and neighbours for a chat. This month we are happy to feature a display of the work of Barkway artists Hannah Lin and Dave Cureton. No advance tickets are required.


HeritageHeritage Day – Call for Committee Members

Ryde’s third annual Heritage Day will be held Saturday, August 20th this year. This is a great event that takes a lot of planning and co-ordination. The good news is that most of the groundwork is laid out. We need a committee to take on the job of organizing this community event. The theme this year is Celebration! The building is ours! We are seeking vendors, volunteers and music for our big day. Our budget is small, so the more willing hands that we have, the better the day will be for all. To volunteer for the committee, please call Judy at 705-687-2406.


thankyouTaverner Electric  705-687-2401

A very big Thank You goes out to Doug and Blake Taverner and Nicholas Speicher, for installing the electrical upgrades that made it possible for the Mobile Health Hub to start up at Ryde. Thanks to their skillful work and generosity, health care is more accessible to our community. Taverner Electric answered the call for help! We are so grateful to them, and to all of our wonderful supporters.


helpneededPlease Help

As we move forward to improve and upgrade the facilities at our new home, we are looking for people to help make it happen. Please call – your help is needed on the following committees:

  • Building and Facility Planning
  • Grounds and Gardens
  • Maintenance – job specific
  • Fundraising – to coordinate events
  • Heritage Day – August 20

SaveDateUpcoming Events

  • Mobile Health Hub – Every Thursday from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Call to register! 1-866-545-0811
  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1 pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30 am. Note: No class Easter Monday, March 28th
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays – 10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • Music – Ryde’s Homemade Jam – First Saturday of the month – 7 to 9 pm. Membership required. Family event. Fee: Donation
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse – Mar. 4th from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Free lunch will be provided.
  • Monthly Soup & Sandwich Lunch – Mar. 13th – $5/person
  • Internet Café – Mar. 9th – 10:30 at Summerland Store – $2
  • Beef Stew Dinner – Mar. 19th – dinner promptly at 5:30 pm. Tickets required. Available at Summerland or reserve ahead until Mar. 17th. Members $10, non-members $15
  • Chicken Dinner – Apr. 16th – dinner promptly at 5:30 pm. Tickets required
  • Heritage Day – Aug. 20th – Volunteer help needed!
  • Sustainability Workshops Returning! All workshops will run from 1 until 3 pm. Some material fees may be required. Advance registration required – 705-687-2406
    • Apr, 3rd – TBA
    • 17th – “The Honey Bee” with Wayne McGill
    • May 1st – The Wilsons

May 15th – TBA


NoticeCommunity Notices

  • Holy Manger Anglican Church
    • Services will be held on the first Sunday of each month in the winter.
  • Ryde Free Methodist Church
    • Good Friday Service at 7:00 pm on March 25th.
    • Mother/Daughter Banquet May 14th, starting at 4:30 pm.
  • Summerland General Store
    • The March monthly $20 food basket order is due in cash on Mar. 15th at 9 am and picked up on Mar. 24th. Bring boxes or bags
    • Spaghetti Suppers have returned on Wednesdays at 5 pm.

The Ryder was brought to you this month by:

Steer North

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The Ryder for February 2016

February 3rd, 2016 at 12:08 am

CelebrateMembership Meeting & Celebration!

A short meeting has been planned for February 20th at 7 pm to update everyone on the status of our new home and where we stand with fundraising. This meeting should be very short and hopefully sweet! Afterwards, join us for celebration cake and a photo op! This will be our first celebration in our new home!


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Ryde Schedule for Mobile Health Hub

Good news! The regularly scheduled visits to Ryde begin on Thursday, February 4th! The Health Hub will be at the Ryde Co-op each Thursday from 9 am until 3:30 pm. The Mobile Health Hub Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Grando is available and accepting patients! Patients are not rostered so you do not lose your family Doctor by seeing the Nurse Practitioner. Services that Jennifer can offer at the Health Hub include:

  • Manage and monitor chronic diseases
  • Diagnose and treat illness and injury
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests
  • Make direct referrals to specialists
  • Identify health risks and order preventative screening such as mammograms
  • Prescribe and renew medications, except controlled substances
  • Perform routine health exams; annual health, well baby
  • Suture minor cuts and lacerations
  • Administer vaccinations and immunizations

Call 1-866-545-0811 today to register.


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Home Renovation Grants-Available in March

If you are living on a low fixed income, or with a disability, you can apply for a forgivable loan (up to $12,000) through the District of Muskoka. The window for this grant is very short and you must have your paperwork ready if you want to apply. The conditions are too lengthy to reprint here, but for more information, please refer to the website at http://bit.ly/1SrZeYe, or call Jackie Mattice, Manager of Housing Development, at (705) 645-2412 EXT. 614). If there is enough interest, Jackie has offered to come out and speak to a group of qualified Ryde residents.


Music Jam

Music Night in Ryde – Ryde’s Homemade Jam

Join us Saturday, February 6th at 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 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 first Saturday of every month until April. For more information, please call Brian Gowanlock at 705-329-4010.


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Mac ‘N Cheese Dinner

Chefs Larry and Anne are whipping up an old favourite this month – Mac and Cheese! This won’t be the KD version though! Do join us for some Ryde-style comfort food along with salad, garlic bread and of course great dessert. Following dinner, please stay for a short membership meeting for an update on our new Home Sweet Home and enjoy celebration cake and a photo op for our archives. Tickets can be reserved ahead or purchased at Summerland General Store until Thursday, February 18th. Members $10, non-members $15


Food BasketFebruary Fresh Food Baskets

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to eat more fruits and vegetables? Take advantage of the Fresh Food Basket program offered through the District of Muskoka and with the support of Carrie and Ron at the Summerland Store. Please drop off your $20 (cash only) to the Blue Store before 10 am on Tuesday, February 2nd. Pick up will be on Thursday, February 11th. For a downloadable calendar please click here – Fresh Food Basket Ryde 2015-2016.


WISE LogoWISE Clubhouse for Seniors

The District of Muskoka Seniors Programs and Services (W.I.S.E. Clubhouse Program), in collaboration with the VON and the IRFP, will be hosting a monthly “Healthy Aging” series; for the next 12 months. With our W.I.S.E. Clubhouse model, we will host a free lunch, followed by a guest speaker on ‘Healthy Aging’. The topics include: Program overview and welcome, chronic conditions, bone health, importance of exercise, nutrition, and many more. The first session will begin on Friday February 5th, 2016 at 12:30 pm with Melissa Lang guest speaking. If you have any suggestions for speakers, please contact us. If you are seeking information on services available to seniors, please contact Joan Clifford at 705-687-3505 or Susan Ward at 705-687-4553.


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VON SMART Fitness Classes

The challenge is on. We have lots of participants joining us each week? Come out and represent your neck of the woods! All are welcome. SMART is a balanced and tested, safe and effective program that gets results! Free for those 55 and over thanks to funding from the local LHIN and the VON and support from the Ryde Coop. Please note that there will be NO class on Monday, February 15th (Family Day).


Soup-and-SandwichSoup and Sandwich Lunch

Chef Larry is once again bringing us a great opportunity for a casual Sunday social. Soup and a sandwich are available for only $5. Join friends and neighbours for a chat. The Valentine’s Day edition of the Soup and Sandwich lunch will feature an exhibit of yarn and textile crafts produced by the knitting club and others.


VacancyVacancies

We will have a couple of vacancies for Friends of Ryde in 2016. For an annual fee of $150, your ad will appear in the sidebar each month and you will be a featured sponsor once. In addition your ad appears on the Ryde Co-op website. Friends of Ryde sponsors make it possible for the Ryder Newsletter to be delivered each month to over 400 households in our community!


SaveDateUpcoming Events

  • Mobile Health Hub – Every Thursday from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Call to register! 1-866-545-0811
  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1 pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30 am.
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays – 10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • Music – Ryde’s Homemade Jam – First Saturday of the month – 7 to 9 pm. Membership required. Family event. Fee: Donation
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse – Feb. 5th from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Free lunch will be provided.
  • Monthly Soup & Sandwich Lunch – Feb. 14th – 12 noon – $5/person
  • Mac ‘N Cheese Dinner – Feb. 20th – dinner promptly at 5:30 pm. Tickets required. Available at Summerland or reserve ahead until Feb. 18th. Members $10, non-members $15
  • Members Meeting & Celebration – Feb. 20th at 7 pm following dinner. A short meeting to update and celebrate our new home! Come eat cake with us and be part of a group photo!!

NoticeCommunity Notices

  • Holy Manger Anglican Church
    • Services will be held on the first Sunday of each month in the winter.
  • Ryde Free Methodist Church
    • Annual Winter Picnic at 1586 Barkway Rd., weather permitting.  (If it’s too cold, or raining, call us before coming.)  Come dressed for the weather.  Bring hotdogs and buns, etc., if desired, and join us on a tractor-pulled hayride to the Cooper “back farm”.  Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  There are no wash-room facilities .
    • PLEASE let us know (call 705-687-3005) by 1:30 PM Sunday, Feb. 14, if you plan to join us, so you are not left without a ride to the hills, a mile away, behind Mrs. Cooper’s backyard.  (Parking in house and farm driveways.)
  • Summerland General Store
    • The February monthly $20 food basket order is due in cash on Feb. 2nd at 9 am and picked up on Feb. 11th. Bring boxes or bags.
    • Spaghetti Suppers have returned on Wednesdays at 5 pm.

The Ryder was brought to you this month by:

Ryde Centennial Free Methodist Church

Ryde Free Methodist Church

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The Ryder for January 2016

January 10th, 2016 at 11:26 am

Thermometer$95,590.00 raised

The appeal was for money. The appeal asked people to turn on a dime and donate as soon as possible.   Not only did they turn on a dime but they donated thousands of dimes!

With the help of our members, Friends of Ryde and the Town of Gravenhurst almost $96 thousand dollars has been raised toward the goal of making the Ryde schoolhouse our permanent home. And it has all been done with a speed and enthusiasm that takes our breath away.

On December 15, 2015 the Town of Gravenhurst announced a gift to us of $25,000.00 from the Terence Haight Community Endowment Fund.  If we need to apply for a mortgage, the Town will lend us up to $25,000. The initial campaign to raise funds to purchase the property began on December 6, 2015.  In the next 25 days the donations rushed in giving us, as of December 31, 2015, a total of $95,590.00 which includes the gift from the Town.

On Dec. 17, 2015 we submitted a strong bid to the School Board and hopefully made it more attractive by including an early closing date with no conditions attached. It’s only a few short weeks before a decision will be made.  A school board meeting is scheduled for January 26, 2016 to discuss recommendations about the offers.  We hope to know that day that we won the bid! Planning continues as we wait.  And, we take a huge breath and shout out THANK YOU to all donors and volunteers who turned on a dime to help us.


chronic painLiving a Healthy Life With Chronic Pain

The Chronic Pain Management program resumes on Thursday January 7th at the Co-op and will run for 3 more weeks – January 7th, 14th, and 21st. It is a healthy living series for older adults who face the challenges of conditions such as Arthritis, Migraines and Fibromyalgia just to name a few. It is being offered free of charge through a partnership between Local Self Management Programs and the Seniors Community Advisor Program with the District of Muskoka. The program will run for 2.5 hours per week for 6 weeks from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and will include lunch. Please contact Lindsay or Lydia at 705-645-2100 ext. 199 to register and advise of any allergies or dietary restrictions.


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Soup and Sandwich Lunch

Chef Larry is once again bringing us a great opportunity for a casual Sunday social. Soup and a sandwich are available for only $5. Join friends and neighbours for a chat. This month join Barb Taylor in celebration of her 75th birthday.


Potluck Dinner

Potluck Dinner

We’re giving Chef Larry and Chef Anne a break! January 23rd is a Potluck Dinner! Bring your favourite dish to share and enjoy the dishes brought by others. We are asking that everyone brings something and we will supply the beverages. Potluck dinners are member only events – so don’t forget to renew! $5 per person and no tickets are required.


 

Music JamMusic Night in Ryde – Ryde’s Homemade Jam

Join us Saturday, February 6th at 7 to 9 pm for an evening of folk, gospel and great Christmas music. Bring your instrument or just come and enjoy. Families are welcome. Admission 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 first Saturday of every month until April. For more information, please call Brian Gowanlock at 705-329-4010.


Food BasketJanuary Fresh Food Baskets

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to eat more fruits and vegetables? Take advantage of the Fresh Food Basket program offered through the District of Muskoka and with the support of Carrie and Ron at the Summerland Store. Please drop off your $20 (cash only) to the Blue Store before 10 am on Tuesday, January 5th. Pick up will be on Thursday, January 14th. For a downloadable calendar please click here: Fresh Food Basket Schedule for Ryde 2016


WISE LogoWISE Clubhouse for Seniors

The District of Muskoka provides us with this great free program with a healthy lunch included. This month we are pleased to welcome special guest Jennifer Grando, our Nurse Practitioner, who will present a program on hypertension. Join us for this educational program in a relaxed and social setting. Lunch is included! If you have any suggestions for speakers, please contact us. If you are seeking information on services available to seniors, please contact Joan Clifford at 705-687-3505 or Susan Ward at 705-687-4553.


 

fitnessVON SMART Fitness Classes

The challenge is on. We have lots of participants from Housey’s Rapids, but where are our Barkway people? Come out and represent your neck of the woods! All are welcome. SMART is a balanced and tested, safe and effective program that gets results! Free for those 55 and over thanks to funding from the local LHIN and the VON and support from the Ryde Co-op.


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It’s Membership Time!

We will need your support more than ever in 2016 to move forward. Our yearly $10 membership fee is a modest one. If you participate in our programs or you support having local and community based programming, please take the time to renew your membership or join the Ryde Co-op using the form below. We thank you for your ongoing support! Download your 2016 membership application here.


 NoticeCommunity Notices

  • Holy Manger Anglican Church
  • Services will be held on the first Sunday of each month in the winter.
  • Ryde Free Methodist Church
  • This year’s Winter Youth Retreat for teens ages 13-19 is Feb. 5, 6, and 7.  The Band is ‘The Walk’ and Rev. Jenn Wagar returns as the speaker.  Cost is $60 for the weekend.  Please call 705-687-3005 for details.
  • Summerland General Store
  • The January monthly $20 food basket order is due in cash on Jan. 5th at 9 am and picked up on Jan. 14th. Bring boxes or bags.
  • Spaghetti Suppers return beginning on January 6th at 5 pm.

 SaveDateUpcoming Events

  • Bid Euchre – Every Wednesday at the RCC from 1 pm.
  • VON SMART Exercise program – Every Monday & Wednesday starting at 9:30 am.
  • Tai Chi and Qigong – Thursdays – 10:30 – 11:30 am – $2
  • Music – Ryde’s Homemade Jam – First Saturday of the month – 7 to 9 pm. Membership required. Family event. Fee: Donation
  • Living With Chronic Pain – 7th, 14th & 21st – 11:30 am – 2 pm – Lunch provided – Free program but must register
  • WISE Seniors’ Clubhouse –Jan. 8th from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Free lunch will be provided.
  • Monthly Soup & Sandwich Lunch – Jan.10th – 12 noon – $5/person
  • Potluck Dinner – Jan. 23rd – everyone brings a dish! $5/person – members only – no tickets required.

    The Ryder was brought to you this month by:

    Great Moose Adventures

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  • GreatMooseSponsor
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