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Class Photos 2019

A selection of some class photos submitted by President Sue Hunter


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Irish Dance Class

Eithne Dunbar, President of the Brockville Irish Cultural Society, led 10 willing and enthusiastic AC members through the intricacies of Irish dancing on March 7, 2019 in the Wall Street Gym.

The special workshop was to teach the class some of the basic steps and then to have them participate in a few group or Irish céilí dances. 

The group had a lot of fun in dancing the Siege of Ennis, the Walls of Limerick and the Bridge of Athlone.

They are all now primed and ready to go at any of the upcoming March 17, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the area.

All Lined Up and Ready to Jig

The Bridge of Athlone

Many thanks Eithne for sharing your knowledge and expertise.



Registration Process

General Procedure at Open House:

Participants, 50 years old and over, will:

  •  fill out registration forms and waivers
  •  sign up with the leader of their chosen classes
  •  obtain leader’s initials on the form
  •  pay $25¹ (by cash or cheque) for the semester at the payment table

1 $25 is total fee per semester for one or any number of courses

Note: For space and practical considerations there are limits to class size. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis

Participants may fill out the forms beforehand, available to print from the Forms dropdown menu. However, there is NO preregistration neither on-line nor in person.  A person may register for a friend at the Open House if that person is unable to be there.  Also, anyone can register, subject to class space availability, at the SWC office as of Thursday, January 7th from 10 a.m. – 12 noon and every Monday through Thursday (same hours) during January.

As usual, there will be refreshments available for those who wish to take the time to catch up with friends.





Open House Sept 2015

Another successful Open House with Registration was held at the Wall Street United Church gym on September 9. A total of 249 participants availed of the opportunity to meet with class leaders, discuss options and register for their choice(s) from the 20+ classes on offer. (Since the Open House, 60+ folks registered at the office for various classes, bringing our total enrolment to date to over 300. Very gratifying.)

Many thanks to our office staff of Marian Rafferty, Laura Papaioannou and Bev Nixon, together with treasurer  Ralph Greenhalgh,  for their work in preparing for the event. New director, Debby Greffe also did a fine job in ensuring the setup in the gym and the refreshment services were taken care of. Bill Checkley, also a new director,  lent a welcome helping hand.

And a big thank you also to those leaders who made themselves available and to the other directors and volunteers, those on the registration and cash desks in particular, who helped make the day so successful.

Rod McAvoy was kind enough to take some photos – thanks Rod. A gallery of these is available from the right sidebar. (Click on any individual photo to access a carousel of the photos. Use  the > and < arrows to move through the carousel. To exit the carousel click on the small X in the upper left corner of the screen.)

We wish all participants a rewarding Fall semester as they exercise mind and body at the SWC.

Culture Days 2015

SWC Booth on King St (cap)

SWC Booth on King St

SWC Booth

SWC Booth

Thanks to the efforts of directors Debby Greffe and Marian Rafferty, the Shepherd’s Welcome Centre was represented at the inaugural Culture Days celebrations on King Street on Saturday September 26th. Bill Checkley also lent a helping hand.

This local version of a Canada wide initiative to feature the Arts and Culture groups across our communities was spearheaded by Russ Disotell with assistance from Meghan Plooy of Brockville’s DBIA.

Our booth volunteers were happy to provide general information on the SWC in the form of chatting and answering questions and handing out brochures and other information sheets to interested passersby.

Many thanks to our representatives from the Art Studio and Tole Painting and Quilting for their displays.

Tole Painting and Art

Tole Painting and Art Displays

Getting the Word Out

Quilts and General Info


And a special thank you to Bob McDougall and the members of his class who put on a live Tai chi demo on the closed to traffic King Street. Included were Orma McDougall, Pat Long, Helga Becker and Jean Grant. Thank you all for taking the time to showcase one of our very popular activities.

Bob Leads Tai chi

Bob Leads Tai chi

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