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President's Message

President’s Message    

September 2020

Hello everyone.  I hope all are keeping healthy and safe.  It seems like eons since we were at the centre, but if we persevere, in the future it should happen again.

The Council has been working even tho we are not in the building.

We are going to have our Annual General Meeting on Sat. Sept 26th, 2020.  It will certainly be a different format to comply with all of the health and safety directives.  The AGM is a government requirement and we will try to comply with a modified agenda.   It will be held at the Kanata Seniors Centre, 10 am to 12 am,  Pre registration is required.   Only the first 50 persons to register will be allowed to attend.   Masks and social distancing will be required.   There will be no refreshments as our café is not open.  In order to register, please phone John Kern at 613-444-0155 to reserve your seat.  Many of our current Directors are willing to run for another term, but there is space for some new faces.  There will be nominations from the floor in order to offer anyone interested in becoming a Director, an opportunity to run for the position.

We have made some long range plans to possibly present a couple of seminars.  Possibly to do with technology and travel .  All events of course will have to be within the health and safety standards of the OPH and City of Ottawa guidelines.

In early April, partnered with the Beaverbrook Community Assoc. to provide our members with an email or a  postcard indicating all of the local services in our community available to help those who might need information.

We have also been in contact with an organization that wishes to provide free computer instruction to our members.  This project is still in early stages, but looks like a good fit for our members.  Keep  checking our website for further information.

Sadly we had to cancel our Retirement Living Fair.  We had 40 various organizations registered to present at this event.  When we cancelled the event, we had 24 for of the organizations donate their registration fee back the Kanata Seniors Council in the total amount of $4,250.00 This was very generous and we will acknowledge each of them on our website as well as when we get back to a regular newsletter. Thanks to all for supporting us.

We have also had to close our café down indefinitely.  Even though there will be some basic programs happening at the Kanata Seniors Centre, there will be no opportunity to purchase food or drink.  Our hope is that down the road there will be an opportunity to re-open.

Please keep watch on our website and the Kanata Seniors Centre website for further information on what is happening. 

Here are a few activities you might be interested in:

Solva Sr. Housing Consultants:   2 webinators

  1. Navigating Sr. Housing and care during covid-19 Oct. 14, 11 am

  2. Aging at home, what you need to know Oct. 21 11 am.

 (Office) 613-421-6073 ext#1


Wellings of Stittsville

Complimentary outdoor fitness, Sept 9-30  Mon. & Wed. 10 to 10:45 am

Contact 613-581-2481


Amico    Westboro Park

On line fitness   Tues. and Thurs. 10; am Meeting ID: 659 780 494

Trivia  Tues  2 pm Meeting ID: 888 458 934

BBQ  Sept. 16 12 – 1pm    RSVP to Erin and Julia at 613-728-9274. 

Bubblles and Bowties  Sept. 23 3-4pm   RSVP to Erin and Julia at 613-728-9274.


We hope you are all finding things to do, it certainly hasn’t been the easiest time for seniors, but  we have to look for the little things to cheer us up each day.  Maybe it’s a smile with your eyes, or a pretty flower, or a note from family.  Just keep the faith that we will hang in there and be able to enjoy our lives with friends and family soon.


John Kern at