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The Probus Women’s Club of Kitchener welcomes NEW MEMBERS - Are you a gal who is retired? Semi-retired? Thinking of retiring? Are you looking to be a part of a group of friendly, bright, inspiring, like-minded women? Our club meets September to June on the 2nd Thursday of the month in The Royal Room at Golf’s Steak House. The fun happens from 9:30AM until 11:30; our meeting site is fully accessible with ample free parking. Each meeting features a dynamic guest speaker, information on various interest groups, coffee, camaraderie and more. The opportunity for you to meet and interact with ladies from the community awaits! Curious? Contact the club or join us in The Royal Room at Golf’s, 598 Lancaster St Kitchener ON, on the second Thursday of any month from September to June! Hope to see you soon!

​​Grand Harmony Women’s Chorus of Waterloo Region - is celebrating its 28th Charter Anniversary this year. Winner of the 2022 SAI regional competition, it will take to the Sweet Adeline’s International stage in Louisville, Kentucky in October 2023. Always open to new members, the chorus welcomes you. If you’ve always wanted to try singing 4-part harmony, join the 40-member chorus on Tuesday’s at Christ Lutheran Church, 445 Anndale Road, Waterloo from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. You’ll be inspired by the chorus’s spirit and its beautiful harmony.

- Are you a woman interested in Camaraderie, Advocacy and Service to the Community? Come Join Us !! The Power of Women Working Together. We welcome all women who share our values, no need to have a university education. We are a vibrant welcoming group of over 200 women of all disciplines and ages, promoting gender equality and education for girls and women. We have monthly meetings and speakers. We have 45 plus interest groups/activity groups: Examples are Antiques, Books, Bridge, Coffee Meets, Euchre, Languages, Cooking, Games, Wine Tasting, Health, Hiking, Theatre and so forth. We hold an annual Book Sale that funds 47 Scholarships and Awards. If this sounds like a club that would interest you, feel free to view our website. We would like to welcome Monthly Meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, starting September 19, 2023. Location... The Cedars, 543 Beechwood Drive in Waterloo at 7 pm. Hope to see you there.

​​VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED TO DELIVER MEALS - Volunteers who delivered meals to local seniors throughout the pandemic are starting to return to work, leaving a gap for local agency Community Support Connections (Meals on Wheels) to fill. When the pandemic first hit, the charity lost the majority of its meal delivery volunteers who were being instructed to stay safe at home as older adults themselves. Routes in Kitchener and Cambridge are in great need of delivery volunteers. If you can help or for more information please contact Meals on Wheels at (519) 772-8787.

​​SINGERS NEEDED For the Rockway Entertainers - Do you like to sing but don’t feel that you have the ability? That’s what everyone thinks! But we encourage you to give us a try.Can’t read music? …. that’s OK! Ella Fitzgerald said: “The only thing better than singing is more singing.” The Rockway Entertainers is a group of mainly seniors who sing a variety of music, in 4-part harmony. We normally perform one or two concerts per month, in the afternoons, at a seniors’ home or retirement home, as well as concerts in the spring and at Christmas. We sing primarily for pleasure and fun. We don’t stress about perfection, because providing toe-tapping and enjoyable entertainment is much more important. Practices are at the Rockway Community Centre, 1405 King St. E.,Kitchener Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30. We meet from September to May (Yes, you’ll get the summers off!). Please feel welcome to attend a practice or two just to check us out. When you arrive, ask for Marilyn, Karl, or Jim. We are aiming to find an additional 25 members. For more information, please call the Rockway Community Centre office, 519-741-2507.

Mission Possible: Launch Your Waste Reduction Journey - Did you know that the amount of waste generated in Ontario, and Canada as a whole, is among the highest levels of waste generated per person in the world? A total of approximately 12-15 million tonnes of non-hazardous waste is generated in Ontario each year. If Ontario continues on its current trajectory of waste generation and disposal, existing landfill sites in the province will be filled within the next 9 to 12 years. Approximately 40% of Ontario’s waste is generated inside the home. The other 60% of waste is generated outside the home, by almost 1.6 million businesses, corporations and institutions. The Nith Valley EcoBoosters are hosting a free webinar, Mission Possible: Launch Your Waste Reduction Journey on Thursday, September 28th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Participants will learn about specific steps that can be taken to reduce waste in their lives and what corporations and governments need to do to reduce waste. The keynote speaker is Jamie Kaminski. With over 30 years in the waste diversion industry, Kaminski is a seasoned international speaker with broad knowledge of local and global zero waste policies. Besides his role as President of HSR Services and HSR Zero Waste, Kaminski is the Director and Lead Policy Advisor for Zero Waste Canada and a Board Member of the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) policy group. His media appearances include interviews on CBC News – The National, Global BC, CTV News Vancouver, and CBC Radio-Canada. Kaminski’s presentation will include a discussion of what governments and corporations need to do to manage the waste problem followed by specific actions that individuals can take to reduce waste in their lives. Following Kaminski’s present-ation, a panel consisting of members of the community will share their personal experiences trying to reduce waste. A Question & Answer period will follow the presentations. Register for this free event at or For more information contact Tom Knezevich at
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