-Men's Shed Vernon- Newsletter November 24, 2019

On the Cover: Naaz Grewal from CMHA prepares to present an informative hour long introduction to the topics of anxiety, depression, and suicide.

Our Mission: We Build Meaning & Wellness into Men's Lives By Engaging Hands, Hearts & Minds.

Hearts: We Did Some Visiting

Peter, Art L, Bruce D, Wally G, and Walter G are all NEW guys to the Shed recently. Welcome Guys!

Here's What's Up...Men's Shed Vernon is now OPEN on Wednesdays. That's right! We are now open every Tues., Wed., & Thurs. 9AM - 1PM. See our new SHED SHUTTLE phone # at the end of the newsletter!

Men's Shed Vernon In The Media

Some of our guys responsible for the gazebo shelter built and erected for the Vernon Archway Society transition house. Well done to all who put so much into this project.

InfoNews recently published a good article on how the Men's Shed movement is an effective approach enabling guys to work together to be more resilient to life changes such as retirement, illness, and loneliness. Good comments, guys!

MorningStar News - "Men's Shed Builds Camaraderie & Support"

The Kelowna Courier "Men Find Fellowship At the SHED in Vernon"

This photo was featured in the article, which highlights the cross generation interaction as one of the benefits of guys working together. We all win.

We were out and about in our community

Ray & Lyle visited with about 30 members of the BC Hydro Power Pioneers at their monthly luncheon. Our 20 minutes at the podium were well received.
facebook group : Fourteen MSV guys are now signed up to interact and support one another. Click the link below, and then "Join". Roy will do the rest. THANKS, Roy!

Hands: We Got Some Stuff Done!

It's Beginning To Look A BIT Like Christmas...

O'keefe Ranch near Vernon is getting ready for their annual awesome Christmas festival, but was falling behind schedule.

They called Men's Shed Vernon to see if we could come out to lend a hand.

Dave F and Gerry G install candy cane "Fence Posts"

Seven of our MSV guys responded. We had several hours of great weather and "Shoulder to Shoulder" time together.

Steve was checking for burnt out light bulbs, David A climbed too high in a tree while stringing lights, and we built about 50M of illuminated fence.

Ray F strings lights on the ground. THAT'S different!

We had a great homemade soup lunch, and some genuine conversation with our new O'Keefe Ranch friends, Sherilee and Anita, about men's health and well being.


CNC Router Maintenance

The CNC Router work area is a pretty hostile environment for a computer! It's cold and dusty. A BIG shout out to Terry R for coming over to the Shed to do some much needed maintenance on the CNC computer. It's all repaired, cleaned up inside, and has a new wooden "cave" where it can warm itself in the winter.

What's that Lyle Up To Now...?

Can you guess what this is?

No, it's not a steering wheel for an antique car...

It's a Tike Bike, c/w adjustable seat and handlebars! Cool!

We're thinking of putting it up for silent auction at "Shoparama" on Dec 7 & 8.

Well done, Lyle.

Tesla Cybertruck

Bring your own project ideas to The Shed. Nothing is too far out there these days!

Minds - Staying Involved

Important MSV Dates and activities:
Movember is here! Tell a friend to get their prostate checked. They may thank you for saving their life! Grow a "stache" to raise funds. We gotta keep working at living as long as the ladies. Get involved, Men's Shed guys!


...how we all voted to heat The Shed this winter? Well, it's time to huddle up and keep one another toasty with your donation.
A friendly reminder that it's almost year end. Please visit the CMHA Vernon web site and DONATE cheerfully. Be sure to designate your generous gift to "Men's Shed."

Men's Shed Birch Candle Holders Cast A Bright Light...

"I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating the candle holders for CMHA's Suicide Grief Support Group. Our most recent group has just finished and each participant was gifted with a candle holder. The candles have a particular significance as each week we meet, we begin our evening with a ritual of lighting of the candles. We light one candle for each participant and for those they bring in spirit and one candle for peace and peace in the heart of those they love...." Paula G. - CMHA

You never know how your time at The Shed will make a difference. Thanks Marty, Jerry, and all the guys who make these thoughtful items.

CMHA Calendar: There is a good mix of physical, emotional and mental well being topics offered this week. Get involved!

Check out all the activities, and opportunities to volunteer at CMHA this month.

Mental Health First Aid Course. Gerry G and Mel H attended this valuable two day CMHA course. They both came back much more aware of issues like anxiety and depression, and the language we could use to engage people sensitively on mental health issues. Well done guys!

Dec. 7 & 8: MSV will have a sales table and exhibit at Shoparama.
Don't forget To Car Pool. We park on Fulton Road Just East of the High School next to the sports field. Our SHED SHUTTLE will pick you up, and return you to your car anytime you like! Just text or call...

Save the Shed Shuttle number...

Save our SHED SHUTTLE phone # on your cell NOW: 250-309-9749
Drop me a note if you would like to add a friend, (or delete) a name to our newsletter mailing list. We won't share it. rverlage@gmail.com
One thing that we WILL share is some quality time, some stories, and some projects when we meet. Don't forget to tell other guys about what's happening at "The Shed"..

We're Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 9AM - 1PM @ Elephant Storage - 6136 Okanagan Ave. Come and check us out!

Created By
Raymond Verlage


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