June 25, 2020

Green Briar Community Centre

Carefirst Exercise

Virtual classes are coming to Green Briar! If you haven’t already emailed the office about which days of the week you wish to participate, Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday please email this week.    When the classes are ready to start, an email will be sent to you about the start times and the Zoom information. 


The Community Centre will not be reopening through the month of July and then the situation will be re-evaluated.


If you have photos or recipes you would like to share, please submit them to the Community Centre email.


June 18, 2020

The Community Centre will remain closed until further notice.

Carefirst Exercise Program

The weekly exercise program is going to be made available in a virtual format in the near future.  It will be conducted via Zoom with Sonja as the instructor.  As has been done in the past, participants will have to choose between Monday/Wednesday classes and Tuesday/Thursday classes.  The class times are the same as scheduled at the Community Centre, 10:45. 

For those of you who are interested in starting up exercise classes virtually from your home, please send me an email indicating which session (M/W or T/T) you are interested in. 

Once we have the information and all the details have been worked out, a Zoom link will be emailed to you to sign into the online exercise class.  If you wish to be involved in two way streaming whereby the instructor sees you and can provide  commentary, please indicate your interest.  (your home equipment would have to be equipped with audio and video capability)


Briar Crier Magazine

The July 2020 issue of the Briar Crier is available online only at this time. We will resume printing the magazine at a future date. To view the current issue please visit our website at www.briarcrier.ca.

In celebration of our 30th Anniversary (May 1st 2020), we will offer a prize in every issue. DON’T miss your opportunity to win!

Thank you for your readership and your contributions.

Marie Fischer​

June 3, 2020

The GBCA Executive requires new members this year.  Here is the GBCA OFFICER PHASE ROTATION schedule for 2021 - 2023:

Phase                Position

10                      President         

11                      Vice-President

 2                       Treasurer            position filled

 8                        Secretary

 5                        Director    (inside/outside)

 6                        Director              position filled

                           Director    (activities treasurer)  position filled

Nominations are being accepted by email to greenbriar@rogers.com.

Virtual Information Session-Parkinson’s Disease
Thursday, June 18.  Provided by Matthews House Hospice
Contact Maria Borczyk at 705 435 7218 ext 230 if you wish to join the online session

Exercise with Marzena on Zoom!
Join CHATS Outreach Coordinator, Marzena on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. for a fun-filled virtual fitness class!
To sign up, e-mail Marzena at msalemme@chats.on.ca


Eventually, you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re getting old. Squash their toes with your rocker.
The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me. I want people to know why I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way and some of the roads weren’t paved.
Maturity means being emotionally and mentally healthy. It is that time when you know when to say yes and when to say no, and when to say WHOOPPEE!
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, just think of Algebra.
You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
I don’t know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
The golden years are really just metallic years: gold in the tooth, silver in your hair, and lead in the rear.
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 12 and gradually approach 18.
One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.
Age seldom arrives smoothly or quickly. It is more often a succession of jerks.
Yeah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
Old age is when former classmates are so gray and wrinkled and blind that they don’t recognize you.
If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you are old.
First, you forget names, then you forget faces. Then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.
One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.



​Canada Day 2020