Unit 4 Events




Tues. Apr. 7 - COFFEE BREAK STACKS RESTAURANT, Wasaga Beach, 9:30


Wed. Apr. 22 - EARTH DAY-FAIRGROUNDS ROAD CLEANUP/LUNCH, Shrine Club 9:00. (Rain date Apr. 23) Contact Tanya Green.

Thurs. April 30 - WALK THE TRAIL, Collingwood 11:00. Meet at Shoppers Drug Mart beside the Trail.

Contact Ruth Hall  ( to lunch following WALK)

Thurs. April 30 - THAI LUNCH-GREEN MANGO TREE Restaurant, 115 First St. Collingwood, 12:00. Contact Sharon Stewart.

Tues. May 5 - COFFEE BREAK COFFEE CULTURE, Stayner, 9:30

Wed. May 13 - SPRING LUNCHEON/MEETING, Trinity United Church, Collingwood, 10:30 Details TBA


Tues. June 2 - COFFEE BREAK, AFFAIRS CAFE, Creemore, 9:30

Tues. June 16 - ANNUAL PICNIC Details TBA

Tues. July 7 - BEACH WALK TO BEACON Meet at Rec Plex, Wasaga Beach, 9:00

Tues. July 7 - COFFEE BREAK- BEACON RESTAURANT, Wasaga Beach, 9:30

Tues. Aug. 4 - COFFEE BREAK- GEORGIAN RESTAURANT, 1441 Mosley St. Wasaga Beach, 9:30


We hope to offer PICKLEBALL, the fastest growing sport in North America, every month.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION for events by CHEQUE ONLY payable to RTO/ERO Dist. 17, Unit 4.

Mail or deliver (leave in box/do not ring bell) to Anne Marie Inglis, 35 Robinson St. Collingwood, 


Call CONTACTS for more information. 

Check updates on website- district17.rto-ero.org


Unit 4 Pickle Ball

Sharon Stewart has Unit 4 on another exciting adventure! Members have come out to Pickleball and from the stories told so far, everyone is enjoying the experience. The games are played at Trinity United Church on Maple Street, Collingwood in the gym. It takes very little to learn the game and there are always people to put you in the know. Watch the activity sheet for the next opportunity to play.

Anyone is also welcome to come out to Pickleball at the Church gym on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at 1:30 for a fee of just $5.  

Enjoy. See you on the courts! Watch this site for more photos of pickleball and other events.


President Marg



For pictures from Unit 4's Fall Events click here.


Picnic at Black History Museum 2019


On June 19th members from Unit 4 gathered for a tour of the Sheffield Black History Museum near Clarksburg. A rare warm day, sunshine and fellowship made for an exciting experience. The museum has close to 20 buildings including two very large structures which each hold a wide variety of displays.  A presentation about the meaning of the Underground Railroad Quilt squares was very interesting as we learned that different symbols in the center of the squares represented different signals to the ‘travellers’ using the route. These symbol meanings were kept secret from the non-black people for many years to ensure the safety of the blacks heading north.  Our host, retired teacher Carolyn Wilson, has been involved with the creation of this extensive museum. She applauds all of the people who have made donations of artifacts and funds to the museum.

Following our tour everyone enjoyed a picnic lunch in the large, shaded picnic area at the Museum. This Museum is well worth a visit. 

For more pictures from the picnic, follow this link. 


Spring Activities


Breakfast at STACKED

Retired Staff from Cameron St. Public School at District 17 Spring Luncheon

Unit 4 members at District 17 Spring Luncheon



Marg Holroyd, on behalf of the Unit 4 committee, presented a cheque to the charity supported by Journey's Blend where the group holds their meetings throughout the year.





Unit 4 Artist Dorothy 


My initial spark with my love of creating began while I was working on my University degree in the 1970’s. I enrolled in a six-week summer course in Orillia, choosing to take music and art (this was an easy choice as I enjoyed teaching both subjects in my classes at Byng School). We used acrylics for the course and for my part, many sleepless nights were spent finishing the work or trying to reach new ideas. That was a challenge but I enjoyed it thoroughly!

Later, when I was teaching a sixth grade class, I instructed art on rotary with the senior classes - I was asked to represent Simcoe County Board of Education at an August camp run by the Scarborough Board of Education for their teachers (Camp Walden near Barry’s Bay). There I tried my hand at watercolours, my favorite medium to this day. The S.C.B.E. was hoping to see if the same kind of program could be run by them; although I made a positive presentation and personally felt the program was of great benefit, nothing more was heard about a Simcoe Art Initiative. Still, I did return to this camp for three more sessions on my own and brought a co-worker into attendance as well.

I also spent a week, one stiflingly hot summer ,with Chuck Witter, a well-known artist from Hamilton, whose family summered near Ravenna. These were group lessons with excellent guidance and critiques – although critiques are sometimes a nudge to one’s ego, they are of great value and I appreciated this a great deal.

As it was, I had been painting off and on for a few years but never thought of showing my art to anyone. I loved it, but it was always a quiet and personal endeavour. However, in 2007 a friend invited me to participate in the Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Studio Tour, so out came the paintings from under the bed and after some framing and figuring out a way to display them I became a Studio Tour artist! It is exciting to show my watercolours each fall on this weekend and take part in some other community building events – there  were annual themed showings at Curiosity Book Store and a large “Creemore” themed display that was held at the Mad and Noisy Art Gallery. Occasionally I’ll donate work to local silent auctions to help raise money for the Horticultural Society, the Tree Committee or St. Luke’s Anglican Church.

The proprietor of Seasons in Creemore generously has me display for the Tour at her business downtown and has some of my watercolours on display there throughout the year. 

Presently I am still learning, attending some classes in oil painting with the oh-so-talented Sara Sniderham. Portraiture is entirely new to me and I’m enjoying the new medium and the added challenge for my brain – but I still prefer my watercolours!

My favourite scenes are landscapes of the Creemore area; the hills, the Mad River, gardens and farms  plus those of the places I have travelled to over the last 26 years of my retirement. I also love to paint subjects that tell a story, or allude to a secret!


Unit 4 Executive for 2018-2019 



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