Green Briar Community Centre-April 2, 2020

Good morning all.  I hope that all of you are safe and well.  A gentle reminder that physically distancing is imperative to all the members in the community.  It has been noted that there are family groups out walking of more than 4 including young children which would indicate that family members are coming in and out of the community.  This is not the time for physical visits.  Use the internet and telephone to communicate and spend time together. 

Email etiquette and safety

It’s great that at a time like this many of us are sending and receiving emails with advice and updates regarding the corona virus and even jokes, cartoons, etc.

One problem with the way many of us are doing this is that we may unwittingly be putting our contacts into the hands of scammers and hackers. These bad guys can do a lot to harm once they get a hold of your contact list. Even if it is only to avoid your contacts getting lots of unwanted emails, it is a good idea to follow some basic discipline when sending or forwarding to them.

Best practice is as follows:

Put only your email address in the “To” box
Leave the “cc” empty (cc means Carbon Copy = everyone can see the list to whom you are sending the email)
Enter the distribution list and individual email addresses of your addressees only in the “bcc” (Blind Carbon Copy = no-one can see the list to whom you are sending the email)

If you want the people you are sending or forwarding to, to know who else you sent it to, just add their names to the message. If it’s to a group with a distribution list just mention the name of the group.

If you get an email from someone who has listed a lot of addresses (including yours, of course) in their “to” and you want to forward it, delete all of them before you do. Then send a copy of this to the sender.  Provided by a resident.


Please note that all donation bins are currently closed during the pandemic.  Do not take your donations and drop them off-keep them stored in your homes.  Anything left outside the bins will be sent to landfill.

Zehrs Pharmacy, Costco and Millpond Pharmacy are also making deliveries.

Cork and Vine in Alliston is still making wine however orders are being taken over the phone or internet and Chris and his staff take care of all the bottling etc.  Residents do not enter the store.


The Town of New Tecumseth continues to work closely with all levels of government to monitor the evolving COVID-19 developments & ensure the well-being of citizens & staff.

As per the Province of Ontario’s emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, effective immediately all communal or shared, public or private, outdoor recreational amenities ARE CLOSED including but not limited to playgrounds, sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, skateboard parks, picnic areas, outdoor community gardens, park shelters, outdoor exercise equipment, condo parks and gardens, and other outdoor recreational amenities.

Our parks, rec and culture team will be placing “closed” signage at the sites. We will post to our website and social media.

Thank you,

Tatjana Milne
Communications Officer   
The Town of New Tecumseth
(W): 705-435-3900 Ext: 1271

I wanted to pass along the latest update I received from Dr. Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, concerning the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). 

You can view the document by CLICKING HERE.You can also view the latest information issued by the Ontario Government by CLICKING HERE and the Canada Government by CLICKING HERE. 

Please accept my best wishes. 
Jim Wilson, MPP

Most of us are  experiencing the effects of self isolation ( boredom, loneliness etc.)  Hopefully everyone is staying safe.  We can keep in touch through our newsletter.  Peta continues to come into the office and get the newsletter out to each of us.  We thank her for this.  Let's use this opportunity to keep in touch.  Send Peta a short story of your in-home experience, maybe some tips to keep us busy and healthy or a joke or smile of the day and we will post it in the newsletter.  We will post as many as we can.  Look forward to hearing from you.
There is a lot of information coming in on the Covid-219 virus.  A good sight that was submitted to me by a homeowner is  
Our Centre now has beautiful updated washroom counters, vanities and sinks.  The walls in the washrooms, hallway and pass through wall of the kitchen have been freshly painted as well as the office.  Arrangements to have the floor tiles and grouting scrubbed are being made.  

Please do not enter the Community Centre.  We will notify you when activities will begin again.
Pat Edwards
President of GBCC

SMH is in need of donations.  Please read their request attached.


Mens Golf Update: Your Executive continues to keep in touch with Jamie and will keep you updated as this years Golf Season is clarified. Registrations have gone well so far but with the Pro Shop currently closed, please hold your forms/payment until we inform you of its re-opening. Visit for full details*, our 2020 Calendar and Registration form.

Smiles of the day

 While he was visiting, my father asked for the password to our Wi-Fi.
“It’s taped under the modem,” I told him.
After three failed attempts to log on, he asked, “Am I spelling this right? T-A-P-E-D-U-N-D-E-R-T-H-E-M-O-D-E-M?”

Q: How many telemarketers does it take to change a light-bulb?

A: Only one, but she has to do it while you’re eating dinner.