Refunds Next Week

Hello Everyone.  We hope this finds you well and continuing to stay safe.

We will be offering 3 days next week for Members to collect refunds for pre-paid Travel Desk Trips, Spring Fling Lunch, Snooker Tournament & St. Pat’s Cafe Event Tickets.  Art Students who were unable to collect last week may also pick up their refund on these dates.

The dates are:  Tuesday Oct 13, Wednesday Oct 14 or Friday Oct 16 between 11am – 2pm.

Please be sure to wear a mask and bring your own pen from home.  Knock on the Seniors Centre door (facing John St.) and we will meet you outside to process your refund.  If there are other Members near the entrance upon your arrival, please follow safe distancing guidelines as you wait for us to personally serve you.

We understand that many of our Members do not have access to the internet, so please expect a phone call over the coming days confirming your refund entitlment.

If you are unable to collect your refund during these set times, we will hold your refund for a later date to be determined.  If you would prefer to donate your refund to the Thornhill Seniors Club (NPO), please email cpetrowtsc@gmail.com.  All donations will be properly allocated by our Treasurer and a personal note will be mailed to you by post.  Thank you again to those who have already chosen to do so 🙂

We look forward to seeing you again.  Have a wonderful, safe weekend everyone!

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Art Refunds Tomorrow and Friday

TSC Art students who paid for March/April classes have recently been contacted by phone regarding refunds for classes unattended due to the COVID closure.  

As instructed, cash refunds may be collected at the Thornhill Seniors Centre on Wednesday Oct 7th between 10am – 2pm or Friday Oct 9th between 10am – 2pm.  Due to current regulations, we will have to process refunds outside of the building.

As per our phone call instructions, please remember to arrive wearing a mask and bring a pen from home to sign receipt of refund.  Please knock on the Seniors Centre door (facing John Street) and we will meet you outside to process your refund.

Unfortunately it is predicted to rain on Wednesday and we can not have people huddling in the small covered area in front of the door waiting to receive their refund.  So if you park your car and see someone else being processed at the front door, please wait in your car until they have left before you approach the door.

If for whatever reason you are unable to make these days/times, we will hold your refund for a later date to be arranged.

All other refunds (Travel, Snooker, Spring Fling Lunch, etc,) to follow.  Expect a phone call with details in the coming weeks.

Stay well everyone.

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City of Markham Online Resources

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To help support our community during these challenging and unprecedented times, the City of Markham is offering a variety of online programming free to all residents – helping support their physical, mental and emotional well-being while practicing physical distancing.

Access over 500 on-line courses as well as digital books, audiobooks, movies, magazines and more.

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Gigi Corriveau

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We regret to inform you of the passing of TSC Member, Gigi Corriveau, on Saturday September 19th, 2020.  Gigi was an avid Snooker player and contributor to the Games Room.  She will be greatly missed by her many friends at TSC.

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Shana Tova

2AFC6DBC6A52448EA2B9D09FE96BACD5To our friends celebrating Rosh Hashanah this weekend, we wish you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year.

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Club Update

Dear Valued TSC Members,

Over the past months we were hopeful that through submitting several detailed proposals and arranging meetings with City of Markham Senior Management, the Club may have been safely reopened in some capacity this Fall.  

Despite our best efforts, the City has decided not to reopen the South wing of the Thornhill Community Centre, namely the Seniors Centre spaces including lounge, cafe, rooms 1,2,3 and offices. Without space for us to operate, Club activities are essentially being put “on hold” until the City deems it safe for us to resume operation within the Senior Centre.

In our meetings with the City we stressed how important Seniors activities are to the health and well-being of our Members.  For this reason they are currently working on introducing some Seniors programs later this year within other spaces of the Thornhill Community Centre.  We understand these programs will be fully managed by the City of Markham, including COVID screening, pre-registration, payment and supervision.  All revenue from these programs will also go to the City.  Once we have official word that these programs are being offered, we will post a link to the City site where you can learn what is available and how to participate should you choose to do so.

Although we will not be running our regular activities, our Club remains in operation.  Our next task is arranging refunds for the following pre-paid TSC activities: 

  • Travel
  • Partial Refunds for March/April Art Classes
  • Pool Tournament Tickets
  • St. Pat’s Cafe Event Tickets
  • Spring Fling Lunch Tickets

Once we have permission from the City to enter the building to access our files, we will compile the lists of Members who are owed refunds.  Once completed we will contact you by phone to schedule pick-up of your cash refund.  Dates, times and location of pickup to be determined.  We appreciate your patience while we work through this as quickly as possible.  

Unused tickets and punch cards will be fully honoured once the Club re-opens, so please hang on to them.  We understand that City of Markham punch cards are also on hold until further notice.

As most of you are aware, your 2019/20 Annual Membership Fees were collected on behalf of the City of Markham.  As per the latest letter from Mary Creighton, they are still working out how they will deal with the issue.  We will post information to the site once we have something official.  Until then, all inquiries regarding TSC Annual Membership Fees should be directed to the City at 905-477-5530 or email customerservice@markham.ca

On a positive note, we are hoping to be able to put some safe TSC social events together over the winter months.  Stay tuned to the website for details.

We understand the extended closure of the Club comes as disappointing news to many of you, as it was to us.  However, we remain optimistic that the Club may resume operation sooner than predicted, pending COVID health concerns.

Stay safe and be well,

Norm Goldstein & the TSC Board of Directors

Further TSC Member questions or concerns may be directed to cpetrowtsc@gmail.com

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City of Markham Addresses Current Senior Concerns

Hello Everyone. We hope you are keeping safe and well.

A letter has been issued to address all Senior facilities and programs within the City of Markham.

It’s important that our Members know that the Thornhill Seniors Club is in a unique situation compared to other Centres within the City of Markham. TSC is currently working hard with the City to plan a safe return to Seniors programming within the Thornhill Community Centre by late Fall.  Updates will be provided once we have something in place. 

Stay tuned and stay well.

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COVID-19: Latest Scams, Frauds & Misleading Claims

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, fraudsters will try to take advantage of Canadians.  Keep current with potential COVID-19 scams involving websites, emails, texts and calls at the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

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Living with Face Masks

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Mandatory mask wearing is predicted to stay in place long term.  It’s important that we educate ourselves on how to best live with them.

Read a new CBC article about living with face masks with links to previous articles covering all the mask basics.

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Club Reopening Poll

Please take a moment to share your current feelings on returning to the Club.

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