Parkside Centre without Walls

Parkside Centre without Walls

ParkSide Centre Without Walls 
A new Series of Programs Offered by the ParkSide Centre 

ParkSide Centre Without Walls (PCWW) is easy to join and enjoy. Now seniors in our area can be part of a community from the comfort of their own home. No computer or internet needed, just a phone call connects participants with educational, health and wellness, travelogues, local history and games sessions Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, just to start. Seniors are not alone when they join this interactive virtual seniors’ centre. It’s fun, free and easy! 

What is PCWW? 

It is a free telephone and internet program that offers recreation activities, health & wellness seminars, educational series and general conversations to seniors and adults with physical disabilities who find it difficult to access regular community centres in person or who may not be able to leave home for extended periods of time. The ParkSide Centre Without Walls (PCWW) is as simple as just picking up your telephone! 

Through the use of multi-person phone calls, PCWW provides the opportunity for participants to join in on health and wellness seminars, educational lectures, brain-stimulating activities, listen to live musical entertainment, join in on general conversations, and make new and meaningful friendships – all from the comforts of home!  It works just the same as attending a class or a lecture at the centre, but instead it is facilitated over the telephone. 

ParkSide Centre Without Walls Basics: - Programs are multi-person phone conversations (or conference calls). - No special equipment needed – just your average phone! - Each phone session lasts between 30-60 minutes on the phone. - All you have to do is pick up your phone and call the number provided. - Each phone session averages 6-10 people on the call. - You are able to hear each other, talk to one another, learn, and/or just have fun! - You must pre-register for all classes in the ParkSide Centre Without Walls Program! 

Who is eligible? Individuals 50+ and/or adults with physical disabilities 18+ living in Northeastern Ontario. If you or someone you know is finding it difficult to get out and be part of the community, ParkSide Centre Without Walls is a virtual, dependable support group and learning centre. Try it out, spread the word. For more information contact John Richer at the ParkSide Centre at 705-673-6227 ext.225. One of our participants recently said, “I’m 95 years old, I don’t go out. Every Wednesday I’m looking forward to my program, and although I have never met anyone face to face, I feel like I know them. It’s my family.” Contact us and join.

ParkSide Centre Without Walls

We have been adding programs on our ParkSide Centre Without Walls format and it is interesting to note that we have had viewers from as far away as Georgia and British Columbia join us for some of the programs. Updates can be found on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/theparksidecentresudbury2/, on our website at https://theparksidecentre.ca/or in our monthly newsletters.

The ParkSide Centre Without Walls program has continued to grow since its inception and the new programs and seminars that are now being presented online are continuing to grow. However, we recognize that there are situations where someone who wants to participate in a class or watch live entertainment does not have enough experience on the computer to easily participate.

The ParkSide Centre will continue to offer one-on-one training for those who need a little help accessing programs like Zoom, Facebook or Skype that will allow them to more easily participate in the programs offered. If you need some help to access these services, please send an email to john.richer@greatersudbury.ca and someone will contact you.

Please note that many of our programs will be offered via computer. Please send an email to peter.marshall@greatersudbury.ca to register for any of these programs or call 705-673-6227. You will need to download Zoom to your computer and we can send instructions if needed.

COMPUTERS: 

Computer How To                                                 NEW!

Every person uses a computer for different things, and sometimes we know just enough to allow us to use a particular program but other aspects of the computer are sometimes a mystery. If you have specific questions about the computer on topics ranging from downloading programs, security questions, on line shopping or help within specific computer programs, this may be the class for you. There will be no set agenda because we will talk about whatever your issues are. If we cannot help, we will point you to a solution.

Monday
October 19, 2020
9:30 – 11:00 am
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
$10.00 members                $20.00 non-members
Led by Parkside member Peter Marshall

Smart Phones for Absolute Beginners

If you have just updated your mobile phone to a smart phone, you may be a little overwhelmed with all of the new features that are included with your phone. It does not matter if you have an iPhone or some other brand, many details are similar. Let ParkSide member Pete Marshall show you how to get comfortable with your new phone and learn how to download new apps and start using the new features.

Monday
October 26, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$20.00 members               $40.00 non-members

Facebook

Facebook is everywhere and many people use this free social networking service. However there are ways to control who sees your information and who can share it. Peter Marshall will show you how to access all of the settings available in Facebook so that you can be comfortable using it and he will also show you a few tips on how to evaluate whether the information that you see on Facebook is accurate. This is a 2-hour class.

Monday
September 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$20.00 members               $40.00 non-members

Instagram 

Instagram is a free, online photo sharing application and social network that was purchased by Facebook in 2012. It allows users to upload photos and short videos through a mobile app. This means that you can use virtually any device to access your account. You can ‘Follow’ your friends and family, or follow a group of people that you admire. Their Instagram posts will show up on your feed. Always review what details you are sharing on any Social Media post so we will show you how to be as safe as possible, use appropriate Hashtags, and simply enjoy.

Monday
November 2, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$20.00 members                $40.00 non-members

Microsoft Word

Whether you are writing personal letters, your memoirs or articles for a newsletter, sometimes you want to change the way the document looks but don’t know how. Let Parkside member Pete Marshall show you some of the ways you can dress up what you are working on, or even create things that you didn’t think were possible such as Calendars, Brochures, Certificates of Achievement or Tri-Fold Brochures.

Monday
November 9, 2020
1:00 pm
$20.00 members               $40.00 non-members

Twitter

Twitter is a social media platform that is used by many people to communicate, share stories and pictures, and to keep up with the latest news. It is very popular with people of all ages, however, many seniors and those north of age 50 don’t understand why Twitter is so popular. Join us at the ParkSide Centre to learn all about Twitter. You’ll be tweeting before you leave here that day!

Thursday
October 5, 2020
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$20.00 members       $40.00 non-members

FITNESS AND WELLNESS:

Chronic Pain Self-Management

The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a six-week workshop that helps people with chronic pain to manage their symptoms and their daily lives better. The workshop provides information and teaches practical skills. It gives people the confidence and motivation they need to manage the challenges of living with chronic pain. It is FREE to participants, and participants receive the Living a “Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” course book free. All participants must pre-register. The more sessions attended, the greater the benefit!           

Chronic Pain Self-Management will be starting in September but Dates and Times are yet to be finalized.

Minds in Motion

The Parkside Centre is partnering again with the Société Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin to present this community-based social program that incorporates physical and mental stimulation for people with memory problems and their care partners. This program is a wonderful way for people with memory problems and their care partner to have fun together and establish new friendships with others living the same experiences. Please contact Stephanie Moncion for the link to this Zoom program (705) 524-2024 Ext 269.

Gentle Hatha Yoga                                                                                  
Gentle Hatha Yoga classes will consist of breath work, guided imagery, basic asanas (poses), relaxation and meditation. The asanas help build flexibility, endurance, balance and strength. Yoga is therapeutic for anxiety, stress and depression and greatly improves general health and well-being. Classes are an hour long in order to provide time for relaxation.

Wednesdays
September 9 - November 25, 2020
10:30 am - 11:30 am
$45.00 members     $75.00 non-members                  
Led by Dawn Condon

Gentle Hatha Yoga - Beginner Level 2

Beginner Level 2 Gentle Hatha Yoga is designed for those who have a good understanding of the basics of yoga postures, and have begun to explore a wider variety of poses and styles. The beginner level 2 student understands the relationship between breath and movement.

Wednesdays
September 9 - November 25, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
$45.00 members     $75.00 non-members                  
Led by Dawn Condon

Chair Yoga

If you have ever wanted to try doing Yoga and have challenges (or not), physical or other, then this class is for you! This class is offered to those who have physical challenges, chronic pain, and other conditions or to those who wish to expand and deepen their yoga practice. Breathwork, visualization and meditation will be taught and in the latter portion of the program, the use of small hand weights will be introduced.

Yoga can be learned and practiced at any age. Learning Yoga in one’s senior years can add longevity, vitality, endurance, flexibility, strength and balance to your life. Imagine all this as well as an increased sense of well-being! Yoga is said to be the perfect exercise because it unites not only the physical aspects of a person, but also the mental, spiritual and emotional parts of us and as Marilyn’s chair yoga teacher said “Chair yoga is not for sissies! You can be challenged.” Come enjoy, laugh, have fun and get strong.

Tuesday and Thursday
9:30 am – 10:30 am
September 29 – November 19, 2020
$35.00 members     $55.00 non-members
Led by: Marilyn Hurst

Pilates          

This 8-week course offers a balanced development and awareness of the body. Using a variety of equipment you will build on your current fitness level working on core strength, increasing flexibility and stretching for power. Linda Lalonde has over 17 years’ experience working with groups focusing on issues such as core strength, surgical rehabilitation, weight loss, muscle toning and general well-being. Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire on their physical activity readiness during the first class.

The participants must purchase a foam roller for this class, preferably 36 inches and firm. Rollers can be purchased online or at Wal-Mart, Marshall’s, Canadian Tire and Costco.

Wednesdays
September 21 – November 16
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$50.00 members                $75.00 non-members
(requires minimum of 8 people for this class)

Good Posture Program                                                                 

Did you know that for every inch the head moves forward in posture it can add an extra 40 lbs of strain on your neck and upper back? Imbalances can affect your entire body and cause serious stress for the rest of your life.

Join Linda in an 8-week Good Posture Program to re-educate your daily posture habits. We will focus on muscle flexibility, joint motion, alignments, endurance, balance and core control. Good posture demonstrates confidence, balance, pain free movement and enhanced quality of overall health.

Bring: water bottle, yoga mat and foam roller (can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Marshall’s, Canadian Tire and Costco.)

Wednesdays
September 23 – November 18, 2020
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
$50.00 members                $75.00 non-members
(Requires minimum of 8 people for this class)  

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga increases your flexibility, stretches and targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles and the fascia throughout the body. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility as the poses stretch and exercise the bone and joint areas. Poses or asanas are held for a longer period of time 3-10 minutes typically.

Tuesdays
September 15 – November 17, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 pm
$40.00 members                $75.00 non-members
(Requires minimum of 8 people for this class)
Led by Kim Price

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga, which utilizes props to make it easier for the body to get into certain poses, and thus, surrender to the pose. Practicing poses using props provides a completely supportive environment for total relaxation. Restorative yoga is a type of yoga known for its relaxing, calming and healing effect.

Both restorative and Zin classes are suitable for all participants wanting to try and these classes will expose you to both styles. The props that participants can use are a yoga mat, bolsters, blocks and blankets. If they do not have these props things from their homes can be used like towels, books and large pillows.

Wednesdays
September 16 – November 18, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 pm
$40.00 members                $75.00 non-members
(Requires minimum of 8 people for this class)
Led by Kim Price

Zumba Gold                                                                        

Zumba Gold is a fun and exciting program! It is designed for the active older adult, the true beginner, or people who may be limited physically. Zumba Gold is done at a lower intensity, not as fast, but certainly just as fun. The same great Latin styles of music and dance are used. 

Tuesdays
September 8 – December 22, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$3.00 per class

Zumba Gold Toning

A program tailored for active older adults who want to focus on muscle conditioning and light weight activity. Zumba Gold-Toning blends the Zumba party you love at a slower pace with a redefining total body workout using Zumba Toning Sticks to shake up those muscles!

This class will help to prevent a dramatic reduction in muscle mass, muscle strength, atrophy and sarcopenia (loss of skeletal muscle mass). Walk in ready to have a blast and tone up, leave exhilarated and empowered!

Thursdays
September, 2020
10:00 am - 10:45 am
$3.00 per class

Parkinson’s Mobility Program

This exercise program is designed to benefit those diagnosed with Parkinson's. The program focuses on improving posture, range of motion, muscle strength and endurance, as well as flexibility, relaxation, balance and coordination. This progressive program will greatly enhance one's quality of life while preventing the negative side effects of inactivity to help with the symptoms of this neurological disease. Participants must be able to ambulate on their own without supervision.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 1 - November 30, 2020 (No class on Sept 7 or October 12, 2020)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Led by Denise Maki and Tina Treitz
$55.00 members                $75.00 non-members

Urban Poling

The Parkside Centre has hosted free urban poling/ Nordic walking classes in partnership with the Rainbow Routes, Trails4Life Program for the past two years. We will continue to support this activity this winter, but please make sure that you are wearing cleats or traction devices on your shoes once the snow comes. Urban poling uses 90% more muscles than just walking and turns walking into full body workout! It improves your posture, balance and stability! This is a low-impact work-out that reduces impact on knee and hip joints and is great for rehabilitation. Meet the group at Bell Park at the Elizabeth Street entrance. The instructor has completed the urban poling seminar on Covid-19 and can lead a one-on-one lesson if required.

Thursdays
September 10 – November 26, 2020
11:00 am

Assistive Devices Program                              FREE ASSESSMENT!

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care runs the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) to help people who have long-term physical disabilities get needed equipment and supplies. In some cases, ADP pays 75 per cent of the cost of items like wheeled walkers or rollators.

Usually, your doctor will refer you to an "authorizer". This is a health care professional registered with ADP. The authorizer will assess whether you meet ADP funding criteria, measure you for a wheeled walker and fill in the appropriate form.

The Parkside Centre, in partnership with the Stay On Your Feet Sudbury & Manitoulin Falls Prevention Coalition, has been able to secure the services of a Physiotherapist who is trained and registered to deliver this type of service.  These assessments at the Parkside Centre are free of charge.

Initial appointments will be completed by telephone and second appointments will then be set for clients to meet at a supplier’s location.

Contact the front desk to make your appointment.

Dance Lessons:

Bellydancing for Beginners                                                

Join Murielle Jacques as she teaches you this fun choreographed group dance set to Middle Eastern music. In this class you will learn the history and traditions of belly dance including handouts. You will be taught several moves along with the correct posture to prevent injuries and to perform the moves. The moves you will learn include basic Egyptian, coup-de-hanche, shimmi, shassé, vibration, figure 8, washing machine, etc. This class is ideal for those who want to experience dancing in a group, or simply to learn something new.

Wednesdays
September 2 – November 25, 2020
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$5.00 members                 $7.00 non-members
Minimum of 10 people required.

Dancin’ Feet in Motion 

If you are looking for something enjoyable and fun to do in your spare time, try our Line Dance classes where you will learn new and standard line dances in a comfortable, welcoming, fun-filled class. Since you dance on your own, line dancing is ideal for singles and for partners of non-dancers. It's also wonderful for people who want a social activity that doesn't involve dating, partnering or going to a bar to enjoy! People with two left feet are welcome!

Even though it is still called “Country-Western Line Dancing” opposed to “Traditional Line Dancing”, it is now modern, urban sophistication, swing syncopations, flowing waltz and nightclub rhythms, and dances with a Latin flavor. We are still dancing in lines but are enjoying a large variety of music. Line dancing has evolved to offer everyone fun and enjoyment and will keep you coming back for more.

For more information on the program and what you need to bring, call Carol Larocque (Parkside member) at 705-525-0448, or visit the Dancin’ Feet in Motion website at www.dancinfeetinmotion.ca.

Beginners
Thursdays
September 17 –December 3, 2020
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
$4.00 per class

Improvers
Wednesdays
September 16 – December 2, 2020
2:30 – 4:30 pm
$4.00 per class

Modern Line Dancing 

If you are looking for something enjoyable and fun to do in your spare time, try our Modern Beginner Line Dance. Line dancing became popular in the mid 1970’s, and has been progressively getting more popular since then. A line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows without regard for the gender or age of the individuals, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time.

“Modern Line Dancing” is different than “Traditional Line Dancing” - it is now modern, urban sophistication, swing syncopations, flowing waltz and nightclub rhythms, and dances with a Latin flavor. We are still dancing in lines - but are enjoying a large variety of music. Line dancing has evolved to offer everyone fun and enjoyment and will keep you coming back for more. For more information on the program and what you need to bring, call Carol Larocque (Parkside member) at 705-525-0448.

Mondays
September 14–December 7, 2020 (No class on October 12, 2020) No new students will be accepted unless they have previous dance backgrounds.
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$4.00 per class

Ballroom Line Dancing

In this class, instructor Jan Fregonese will teach you the basic fundamentals of a variety of Ballroom Dances, without the concern about leading or following your partner. She will lead you through a collection of choreographed ballroom steps performed in a line formation. The various movements involve a variety of walking, swiveling or turning movements done to the music of many Latin dances such as the Cha Cha, Mambo, Samba, Rumba, and the Merengue.

Fridays
September 17 – December 4, 2020
1:00 – 2:30 pm

Arts and Crafts:

Drawing and Painting at the Parkside Centre                              

This is a group that will introduce members initially to drawing through the use of different approaches and media. In a relaxed environment we'll encourage observational and imaginative drawing, and look at developing related skills with regard to the use of tone, line, and a range of techniques. As the group progresses we'll begin to experiment with colour and wet media, and there'll be opportunities to experiment with acrylic painting and to pursue individual projects.

Tuesdays
September 22 – November 24, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$60.00 members                $90.00 non-members
Led by Rosemary Maddock
Maximum of 6 participants.

Drawing and Painting with Rosie                                                            
Missed out on Rosie’s Friday classes? Don’t worry Rosie has generously decided to offer additional drawing and painting classes on Wednesdays too! Learn to draw and paint through the use of different approaches and media. This relaxed, welcoming environment encourages observational and imaginative art, all well developing skills with regards to the use of tone, line, and a range of techniques. Throughout this course the opportunity to experiment with acrylic paint, wet media and colour will arise, as well as a chance to pursue an individual project. 

Wednesdays
September 23 – November 25, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$60.00 members                $90.00 non-members
Led by Rosemary Maddock
Maximum of 6 participants.

General Interest:

Coffee Talk

Every Monday morning at 10:00 am, call in to our Coffee Talk using just your phone. This is a 1-hour program with others in our community who just want to engage in a general conversation about a variety of topics. Talk about what you want to talk about or just sit and listen – the choice is yours. Call the ParkSide Centre at 705-673-6227 to register for this secure, helpful program.

Mondays
10:00 – 11:00 am
FREE Program

Conversation café 

Rejoigner ce groupe de discussion hebdomadaire pour vous tenir au courant et partager vos opinions. Chaque semaine, nous discuterons d'actualités ou d'autres sujets spéciaux et nous explorerons des moyens de résoudre tous les problèmes du monde. 

Les lundis 
10:00 – 11:00 am

Sports Talk

Call in to discuss your favourite sport. Who won, who lost, what trades are being considered and how is your team doing? This will be offered on Zoom for telephone only.

Wednesdays
1:00 pm
FREE!

Learn to Speak French

If you have ever thought that you would like to learn French, this is your chance. Join Luc Desormeaux to explore the beauty of the French Language. The focus of the class will be correct pronunciation, so join your classmates in an opportunity to carry on conversations in a new language.

Mondays
September 28 – November 30
11:00 am
$30.00 members                $45.00 non-members

Annual General Meeting 

Our Annual General Membership Meeting will be held on September 15, 2020 at 10:00 am on the ParkSide Centre’s Zoom account. Get involved, hear how your Centre is doing or maybe voice an opinion. This meeting is open to all members-in-good-standing as of March 13 (or later)

Older and Bolder Social Program

Réseau ACCESS Network will be offering the “Older and Bolder Social Program” for older adults (50+). This program offers older adult’s a space to support and empower those who identify as older adults (50+) within the 2SLGBTQ+ community and their Allies. This program offers a space where people can find themselves represented, reflected, and treated with respect and dignity. It provides an opportunity for individuals to lead an active social life, in a relaxed environment to connect with friends over coffee, tea, and small snack to discuss topics of their choice. Topics and activities will be based on the group’s interest (can include things like current events in the media, guest speakers, recipe sharing, personal stories, reflection and show and tell). Individuals are encouraged to attend and be involved in group discussion.

Social isolation is a concern for many older adults, and impacts health and well-being in a number of ways. Socially isolated older adults have a greater likelihood of a more sedentary lifestyle, substance use, falls, and hospitalization. Research suggests that 2SLGBTQ+ older adults are at an even greater risk for social isolation, being twice as likely to live alone, and three to four times less likely to have children. Social isolation and loneliness in 2SLGBTQ+ seniors are two problems that are closely connected. Therefore, it is recognized that a positive response from service providers is a protective factor against social isolation and helps reduce the negative effects associated with living alone.

Mondays
September 2020
1:00 pm

Organize Your Space

Join Cori-Lyn Lemaitre as she presents this seminar containing ideas and strategies to help you organize your space or downsize your home.

Thursday
September 17, 2020
1:00 pm
FREE!

Top-10-COVID-Rules-to-Live-By

With so many announcements about COVID-19-from stages of reopening to personal precautions-it can be hard to know what rules are currently in place. The Top-10-COVID-Rules-to-Live-By, as explained by a Public Health Professional, will keep us going for the long haul and will go a long way to protect our health, our health care system, our schools, and our jobs and economy.

Thursday
September 24, 2020
1:00 pm
FREE!

Genealogy 101                                      

Are you researching your family history or new to genealogy? Find out how the library can help! Join Kristen Bertrand, Local History Librarian, for an information session exploring the wide variety of resources that the Library can provide. Through examples of print and online resources, this introductory session will be especially beneficial to anyone wondering what the library has to offer, and for those working on creating their family tree. Resources being featured include: Newspapers on microfilm, City Directories, Ancestry.com basics, INCO Triangle Digital Archive, Books.... and much more! 

Thursday
October 1, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Estate Planning 1: Power of Attorney

Did you know that the Power of Attorney is one of the most important documents to have while you are still alive? Did you know that everyone should have 2 Powers of Attorneys? Have you reviewed your Powers of Attorney within the past 5 years? If the answer to any of these questions is NO then this seminar is for you!

Most people can say that they have a Will. However they have not been reviewed or updated in quite some time. Even though most of your wishes are the same as they were when the Will was drafted tax laws and regulations have changed and could cost your loved ones thousands. Join us at this seminar to get a better idea on whether you need to have your documents reviewed!

We hope you and a guest will join us. To register, please call the ParkSide Centre at 705-673-6227. Don’t leave your future to chance. Participants must pre-register for this class.

Thursday
October 8, 2020
1:00 pm

Estate Planning 2: Wills and Probate

Most people can say that they have a Will. However they have not been reviewed or updated in quite some time. Even though most of your wishes are the same as they were when the Will was drafted tax laws and regulations have changed and could cost your loved ones thousands. Join us at this seminar to get a better idea on whether you need to have your documents reviewed! This seminar was previously included with Powers of Attorney. Because of recommendations we have split the seminar into two parts!

We hope you and a guest will join us. To register, please call the ParkSide Centre at 705-673-6227. Don’t leave your future to chance. Participants must pre-register for this class.

Thursday
October 15, 2020
1:00 pm

Estate Planning 3: Investments and your Estate Plan                                      
Although Powers of Attorney and Wills are the things people think of the most when considering an Estate Plan, the structure of your investments and the investments you hold can cost you tens of thousands of dollars if not structured properly. The biggest mistake people make is that they assume everything is fine. During this presentation we will discuss the items that you should look at and consider.

Thursday
October 22, 2020
1:00 pm

Strategies to help maintain your Physical and Mental Health

Join Tracy Leung, Occupational Therapist in a useful and interactive discussion around every day tools, equipment, and strategies to help maintain your physical and mental health, so that you can keep doing the things that you love doing at home and when you are out and about. If you have any specific questions about improving your ability to participate in activities inside or outside of your home, bring them along!

Thursday
October 29, 2020
1:00 pm

Relationship between the Anishinaabek and the Stars above: The diverse traditional stories linking the Anishinaabek to the universe. 

Will Morin is an educator, artist and cultural consultant. He is of Ojibway / Scottish / French Canadian ancestry, a citizen of the Michipicoten Anishinaabek First Nation. Will lives and works in Northern Ontario with his Anishinaabe-Kwe ndikwemi / life partner, Robin, and their 4 children.

As a multi-disciplined academic with 3 bachelor’s degrees, an Interdisciplinary M.A, presently working on an Inter-disciplinary Human Studies PhD, Will has taught for over 20 years from elementary to post-secondary, currently Indigenous Studies for over two decades at the University of Sudbury / Laurentian University. Trained as a Medical Assistant, Will served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the first Gulf War. Will is an accomplished and award-winning multi-disciplined visual artist exhibiting nationally. Community minded Will continues to work in the arts and inspire Indigenous and local youth though various disciplines.

Thursday
October 29, 2020
7:30 pm

Newfoundland 2019

Join Richard Mende as he leads you on a travelogue of Newfoundland 2019. Richard’s photos and stories are certain to provide you with insight into his 2019 adventure.

Thursday,
November 19, 2020
11:00 am
FREE!

Introduction to Bounce Back

BounceBack is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.

Thursday
November 19, 2020
1:00 pm

Soup, Sandwich and Song

This Fall, our Entertainment will continue to be provided on the ParkSide Centre Facebook page. Click on this link each day at 11:00 am and you will see the performances.
https://www.facebook.com/theparksidecentresudbury2/

September 18               Kailin, Cassy and Chris
September 25               Gisele Small
October 2                  Norman & Friends
October 9                  Thanksgiving Day performance by Claude Lecuyer            
October 16                 Gisele Small  
October 23                 Salisbury Road
October 30                 Halloween performance by The Sparkly Sisters
November 6                 Claude Lecuyer
Wednesday, November 11     Remembrance Day performance by The Sparkly Sisters
November 13                Gisele Small  
November 20                Victor John
November 27                Claude Lecuyer
December 4                 Gisele Small  
December 11                Norman & Friends
December 18                Claude Lecuyer

SBOC Presents "Battle of the Generations" Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee of Canada (SBOC) is inviting you to participate by activating and reactivating the brain for a fun challenge! The Battle of the Generations Spelling Bee is returning back for the fourth year on Thursday, November 26th, 2020.

In a fun spelling competition against friends and children, spell 3 words correctly to make it to the 2nd round where you will spell to earn the most points! The event will run on Zoom. Registration will close on November 12th. If you have a support person who will be assisting you for this event, please also include their email in your registration.

Stay tuned for more details and updates on our website here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at events@spellingbeeofcanada.ca

Thursday
November 26, 2020
1:00 pm

ParkSide Creative Writing

Do you want to improve your writing skills? This group offers: workshops; peer exchange; knowledge sharing and presentations by published authors. Join us. You will become a better writer. This program will be offered online.

Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the Month
September 15, 2020
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Free Admission!

Memoir Writing Club

Pursue Memoir Writing, offer support and encouragement to each other, share writings orally with the group. This group is a non-judgmental way to write your memoirs. This program will be offered online.

Tuesdays
September 15, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free Admission!

Sudbury Shutterbugs

We consist of lifelong photography enthusiasts, to first time camera owners. Please come out to our meetings and share in our love for photography. Please come out to our meetings and share in our love for photography. Our mission is to share and expand our knowledge about the art of photography, bringing together people of all knowledge levels from professionals to amateurs. We strive to have an open forum to discuss matters that are of interest to the members, to share our pictures, and to help members grow as photographers. If you enjoy taking pictures no matter your skill level, equipment, come on out to the Parkside Centre the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm. Contact Harriet Kideckel at itsmehk222@gmail.com or Ron Laplante at rlaplant@sympatico.ca for details.

Toastmasters

Are you afraid to speak in front of a crowd?  Are you interested in further developing your leadership skills such as time management and organization? WE WANT YOU!

Toastmasters International is an organization dedicated to the development of leadership and speaking skills (www.toastmasters.org ). We invite you to come out as a guest to a meeting convenient for you. We have three (3) Toastmasters clubs meeting at the Parkside Centre at the following times:

Monday:      Sudbury Toastmasters Club #2816, from 7-9pm (from September to June)
Wednesday:   Sudbury Noon Hour Speakers Club from 12-1pm (all year round)
Thursday:    Greater Sudbury Speakers Club from 7-9pm (from September to June)

Please note that meetings will be held via the ParkSide Centre’s Zoom account until we can safely reopen.

For more information, feel free to contact these people for more information about each group.

Sudbury Toastmasters Club #2816                	julie.visentin@hotmail.com
Sudbury Noon Hour Speakers Club    		snhtmc@gmail.com
Greater Sudbury Speakers Club                   contact-3869@toastmastersclubs.org

Looking forward to seeing you!

Sudbury District Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society

This group provides tips on how to trace your Family Tree. Share your successes with like-minded family historians and learn from interesting speakers and knowledgeable researchers. Meeting nights are usually at 7:00 pm on the third Monday of each month, excluding July and August. We normally meet at the Parkside Centre, the general public is welcome. Currently OGS meetings are held on the Ontario Genealogical Society Zoom site. Contact the OGS for details at ogs.on.ca