Thursday Running as Usual

The snow has ended so all TSC programs will run as usual today, with the exception of Table Tennis & Snooker which will not begin until 9am to give facility staff time to clear snow around the building.

Kindly share this information with fellow Members who do not have access to our website.

Wednesday Program Cancellations

Due to the snow expected this afternoon, Duplicate Bridge, Contract Bridge, Bid Euchre & Camera Club have been cancelledKindly share this information with fellow Members who do not have access to our website.

Pickleball Notice

From TSC Vice President, Don Tai 

Pickleball has quickly become the most sought-after racquet sport at the Centre.  The Thornhill Seniors Club – along with the City of Markham – has been working diligently to provide Pickleball programs for its Members and the community as a whole.

(Note that TSC Pickleball games are SEPARATE from the City of Markham Pre-Registered games)

TSC’s newly formed Pickleball Committee recently implemented a system where all TSC Members who wish to play Pickleball must first register their name on a list under ONE of the following skill levels – Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced /Competitive.  Names are registered through the Activity Convenor in the gym.  

Once registered, the Member is eligible to participate in TSC Drop-in games at the level they are registered in, to a maximum of 24 players in the gym, on a first-come basis. This is to ensure that an equal opportunity is afforded to each registered Member and to prevent players from playing in more than one skill level.  A player who feels they are registered in the wrong level may send an email to request a change, to be approved by the Committee.

AS OF JAN 13,  ALL LEVELS ARE FULL AND NO NEW NAMES WILL BE ADDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

Although Pickleball is not currently available to new Members, the Club offers a variety of other programs also geared toward exercise and social interaction.  I encourage those who did not get into Pickleball for the Winter session to examine the schedule and get involved.

Please direct any TSC Pickleball questions or concerns to the TSC Pickleball Committee – tscpickleball@gmail.com 

Wellness Winter Session Registration

TSC Wellness classes are designed to improve overall health and well-being by incorporating a variety of exercises, including: Tai chi – slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and balance and health; Chi Gong – exercises to optimize energy within the body, mind and spirit; Yoga exercises – physical posture exercises with sequences, sometimes accompanied by breathing exercise and ending with relaxation or meditation; Fitness Dance -dance cardio targets different muscle groups for body toning and heart health; Tai Chi Fan Dance – a Chinese martial arts international dance with a Chinese fan, emphasizing body awareness and mindful meditation.  See a short video here.

Winter Sessions (begin next week):  

Mondays (January 16 – April 3)  Time: 9:45 – 11:00am  $50 for 10 classes or drop-in $7

Wednesdays (January 18- March 29)  Time: 9:45 – 11:00am  $50 for 10 classes or drop-in $7

Fridays (January 20 – March 31)  Time: 9:30 – 11:00am  $50 for 10 classes or drop-in $7

Classes will be held in the South & Centre halls.  To register, arrive to the class 15 minutes early and ask for Queenie, who is both the convenor and instructor of Wellness. She can also answer any questions you may have about the program. Payment by cash only. No classes on the following dates: Feb. 20 (Family Day), March 13, 15, & 17 (March break).

Carpet Bowling Cancelled

Carpet Bowling will be cancelled on Wednesday January 11 due to divider wall repairs in the hall.  Kindly share this information with fellow Carpet Bowlers who may not have access to the internet.

Learn to Play Bridge this Winter

LAST CHANCE to sign up for our Absolute Beginner Bridge lessons which begin this Thursday, January 12th.  Register at the TSC Front Desk with your exact cash payment (sorry, no credit cards or debit) or you may register just before the start of class on Thursday (arrive 15 minutes early to do so).  See course details HERE

TSC Reopens Monday Jan 9th

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Club after the holiday break.

Please see our new Winter schedules HERE.  Our Front Desk and Cafe will again be open 11am-1pm Mon-Fri for you to ask questions, purchase your Drop-in Programs cards or enjoy a cup of coffee.

For those who missed the registration dates, we still have space available in many of our Pre-registered Programs.  See list of programs HERE.  To join, simply arrive to the first class 15 minutes early with your exact cash payment and see Cindy to register.  Please note that Watercolour is FULL.

Proof of Membership is required to participate in our programs.  Visit the Thornhill Community Centre reception desk (by the Library) to activate your City of Markham Seniors Club Membership.  Contact Customer Service at 905-477-5530 or send them an email if you have any questions.

See you next week!

Merry Christmas & a Note from TSC President

A Message from the President of the Thornhill Seniors Club

“Although the past few years have been difficult for many of us due to the pandemic, I am so pleased that our Club has rebounded beyond my expectations.  This was only possible with the dedication of our amazing Volunteers, including the Front desk, Cafe, Administration and the many Activity Convenors who share their valuable time to help deliver quality programs and services to our Members.  We sincerely thank each and every one of you for your service.

In the past year we have seen our Club change and grow in amazing ways.  We’ve listened to Membership feedback to help create new programs that interest them.  What was once a fitness class of 10 has turned into 40 or more (we love that people are getting out of the house and being active again!).  The demand for Seniors Pickleball has exploded (a BIG thank you to our VP, Don Tai and to City Programmer, Brian Bailey for heading up our new Pickleball committee).  Our Heintzman House social events have sold out within days with A+ reviews and our Travel department had no trouble filling the busses.

Overall, we are incredibly proud to be meeting the current needs of Seniors in our community.  Thank you to all returning and new Members for your participation.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy Holiday to everyone.  I look forward to seeing you again in 2023.”

Sincerely,

Norm Goldstein

All TSC Activities Cancelled Dec 23

Due to the expected inclement weather, TSC is CANCELLING ALL PROGRAMS for Friday Dec 23rd, including front desk and Cafe.  Kindly share this information with fellow Members who do not have access to the internet.

TSC will reopen on January 9th after the two week holiday break.

Have a safe and happy holiday everyone!