Seniors Extravaganza 2016 - City of Markham Event

posted Oct 11, 2016, 3:01 PM by Agoac Files

Ladies and Gentlemen. You are cordially invited to attend a wonderful afternoon of entertainment at the Flato Markham Theatre on Monday, October 17th 2016

Health Talk Series

posted Oct 9, 2016, 7:29 AM by Agoac Files

A series of Health related topics have been scheduled for this membership year.  All of them will be conducted in Cantonese.

Speaker:  Dorothy Lam, Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (Jinan University)
Date:  See below
Time:  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:  AR2/3 at Angus Glen Community Centre
To Enroll:  These are members only drop-in sessions, no enrollment is required. Members must show ID in order to gain access to the sessions.
Dates and topics:
Sat, Oct 29 - 什麼是養生?(What is mean of regimen?)
Sat, Nov 26 - 食療 (Food regimen)
Sat, Dec 17 - 冬季養生 (Winter regimen)
Sat, Jan 28 - 艾灸的那些事 (Story of moxibustion)
Sat, Feb 25 - 身體有幾"通"?(The "Tong" of body)
Sat, Mar 25 - 健康睡眠 (Sleeping wellness)
Sat, Apr 29 - 脾胃的調理 (Digestive care)
Sat, May 27 - 腎的方方面面 (Renal care)

For questions regarding the above, write to

Craft Sale in support of Yellow Brick House

posted Sep 7, 2016, 9:05 AM by Agoac Files   [ updated Sep 7, 2016, 5:12 PM ]

In April, the Craft group asked AGOAC members to donate scrap yarns in support of a charitable project.   The response was excellent.   Since then, volunteers have been busily making creative items for the Craft Sale.

We are pleased to announce that the Craft Sale will run from September 30, 2016 to October 6, 2016 while supplies last at Angus Glen Community Centre (see attached flyers).  All proceeds from this sale will be donated to the Yellow Brick House , an organization that offers shelter and counseling services to abused women and their children.

This sale is open to the public.  Come early for the best selection and to support this meaningful cause.  For questions about this sale, write to

Badminton Open House - Saturday Sept. 3

posted Aug 8, 2016, 1:32 PM by Agoac Files   [ updated Aug 28, 2016, 5:47 AM ]

Dear AGOAC members,

You are cordially invited to the Open House on Saturday September 3rd from 12:00 pm (noon) to 10:00 pm in Angus Glen Community Centre. 

The Badminton group has been steadily increasing from a few players about 10 years ago to about 120 members before the incorporation of AGOAC in 2014.  After incorporation, the Group has further increased to the current size of about 200 members on record.  Its popularity is due to its intangible value built up over years and its continuous forward looking to enhance the Group image both internally and externally.  Achieving it, the Group has adopted the Club's mission for transparency and fairness through changes, both big and numerous in the past year.  The change is big because it has transformed from a close group to an open group which opens arms to welcome all AGOAC members.  The change is numerous because its manual registration and operation is replaced by continuous automation. The registration has been gradually changing from emailing to completing registration form online using Google Form.  From the Form, the Group is now able to automate the roster, court assignment and attendance list.  The automation saves lot of labour, affords them to emphasize on quality use of time in order to manage the Group with 200+ members.  Hopefully, the Group will successfully transform to a respectful one which members would like to join.

In order to introduce the Group to the members, the Badminton Adhoc Committee have planned the following activities for the day on the basis of FRIENDSHIP FIRST COMPETITION SECOND.

All members (including renewed and new members) are reminded to bring their new (Green) membership cards
The information for the following programs in the Open House will be updated once more details and the no. of participants are known.

Please send all inquiries to
  1. Potential new badminton players are welcome to come and play : This provides an opportunity for you and the current badminton members to understand the skill level of the new members so that the court monitors can assign you to the appropriate court with similar skill level to have fun game in the new Club year starting Sept. 26.   Please bring your racket and AGOAC membership card to sign in the attendance sheet. 
  2. In-house tournament (From 12:00 pm noon to 5:00 pm) :  Registration for tournament is closed.     Regular badminton players and non badminton group players are welcome to participate the in-house tournament. This provides an opportunity to expose yourself to play in the competitive environment.  Experience tells us that members' skill will normally increase after each tournament.  The badminton group has held several in-house tournaments themselves in the past in the following format
    1. In double only (ladies double, men's double, mixed double, 21-point game system):
    2. The competition will be divided in 3 levels of skill : Elementary, intermediate and advanced. This will allow any member to participate according to their skill level.  A member is allowed to sign up a maximum of 2 competition in the same skill level.
    3. Plastic birdie will be used.
    4. For those who are interested to participate in the in-house tournament, please register by Google Form as shown above.
      1. member name and membership number
      2. For members in current badminton program : your current play day (in order to help us to identify the member immediately and therefore their skill level)
      3. For members not in any badminton program : There will be a warm-up/assessment hour (tentative from 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm) before the tournament to start at 1:00pm to ensure you are competing in the proper level.
      4. your intended competition :
        1. men's double, ladies' double or mixed double
        2. Skill level i.e. elementary, intermediate or advanced
        3. Partner in the same skill will be matched by draw
      5. The entry application for competition is free.
      6. Please register by noon on Saturday Aug. 20 to allow time to organize the event.
        1. The team with the most wins will be the champion.
        2. If the top 2 teams happen to have the same number of wins, positions will be decided by their "FACE TO FACE" result.
        3. If the top 3 or more teams happen to have the same number of wins, positions will be decided by their "NET POINTS". That is, the difference between total points won and total points lost.
      8. REMINDER : Schedules and paired players are subject to change if some players fail to show up.
  3. Recreational Badminton (Drop-in) (From 5:00 pm or earlier to 7:00 pm) : Open to all Club Members only.  The start time is governed by the finish time of the tournament and therefore subject to change.
  4. Social Night in Angus Glen Community Centre (7:00pm - 10:00pm; Youth Centre) $10 per person including light meal.  The room will be used for social gathering, which includes but not limited to chit-chatting, singing, slide shows.   So, even though you don't play during the day, you are welcome to join us.  There are 3 methods to sign-up.  Your reservation will only be confirmed upon full payment.
    1. For those who just come for the night, you can register
      1. by email by noon on Saturday Aug. 20  and pay in gym time; or
      2. Sign up in person in gym time as follows (ask for Court Monitors)
        1. Tuesday from 12: 30 pm to 1:30 pm
        2. Thursday from 7:00 am to 8:00 am
        3. Friday from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
        4. Saturday from 7:15 am to 9:00 am
    2. For those who sign up for the tournament, there is an item for in the Google Form. Pay the ticket in the above gym time


Health Talk - Feb. 27, 2016 - Registration is required

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:46 PM by Agoac Files   [ updated Feb 1, 2016, 3:53 PM ]

If you would like to improve your health, you may want to enroll in this interesting workshop. 

This workshop is for members only and  will be conducted in Cantonese by Dorothy Lam, Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (Jinan University). 

 題 目: 做 個 "正 常" 人 

食得、瞓得、行得、痾得代表健康嗎?如何知道在治療期間是進步了還是退步了? 健康的標準到底是什麼?快來了解一下。 

Speaker:  Dorothy Lam
Date:  Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time:  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:  AR2/3 at Angus Glen Community Centre

To enroll, send an email to with your name and membership number.

AGOAC 1st Annual General Meeting held on 10/30/2015

posted Nov 10, 2015, 3:22 PM by Agoac Files   [ updated Nov 10, 2015, 3:46 PM ]

The 1st AGOAC Annual General Meeting was held on October 30.   Councilor Alan Ho, Mrs. Alice Ho, Councilor Amanda Collucci, Jason Tsien and Adrian Wong from the City of Markham were among the invited guests.
The  accomplishments from 2014-5 membership year as well as the 2015-6 membership year plan were shared with all attendees. 
Questions  from members were raised and answered by Gilbert Tam and Wai Moh on the transparency of the expenses shown on the financial statement, the financial report was approved with 82 votes for yes; 25 votes for no.
Stephen Yung raised concerns to the wordings and objection to bylaw 1.2b amendment.  It was accepted and the Board will work with Stephen Yung to revise the item.  The rest of the proposed amendments to the bylaws were accepted by a majority of votes.
Volunteers from 2014-5 and 2015-6 were recognized for their services and contributions.  Each volunteer receives a Volunteer T-shirt sponsored by Councilor Alan Ho and Mrs. Ho.  Two members were specially recognized for their tireless services, attitude in accepting new members, creating a amiable environment and attitude in supporting AGOAC in the past as well as the coming year.  These individuals are Celia Chan from Yuan Ji Dance and Odetta Lee from Tai Chi. 
City of Markham was also recognized for the partnership with AGOAC and strong support provided to the club with special thanks to Jason Tsien, Marsha Mariani and Adrian Wong.
The meeting closed at around 8:30 with cake cutting and a celebration dance party.
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped putting this event together.

Weather Presentation - Dec 3, 2015, registration is required

posted Oct 31, 2015, 5:39 PM by Agoac Files   [ updated Oct 31, 2015, 6:15 PM ]

An interesting weather presentation by Geoff Coulson, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist of Environment Canada

 Description of topic:

Severe Weather in Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario is no stranger to strong storms at any time of the year. Environment Canada meteorologist Geoff Coulson will discuss the types of storms we have to deal with from strong summer thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes to large winter storms that can wreak havoc on our roadways and travel plans. Geoff will also discuss the Environment Canada severe weather watch and warning system that is used to inform Canadians of impending severe weather so they can take appropriate safety.

Geoff Coulson
Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Meteorological Service of Canada,  Environment Canada

Geoff has been a meteorologist with Environment Canada for 32 years. During his career he has been involved with weather forecasting, training, software development and outreach activities. For the last 10 years, he has been a Warning Preparedness Meteorologist providing weather information to key clients in all levels of government, the media and the private sector.
Duration:                        1 - 1.5 hours
Language:                      English
Date/time/location:        December 3 at 6:00 pm  - AR1 at Angus Glen Community Centre  

If you are interested in this topic, please register  with your name and membership number at 


Dim Sum Workshop - November 12, 2015, registration is required

posted Oct 15, 2015, 10:20 AM by Agoac Files   [ updated Oct 15, 2015, 10:33 AM ]

Workshop on November 12, 2015 and registration is required:  An interesting health related workshop is offered to all members.

 Description of topic:
The healthy way to eat Dim Sum or 如何用正確的方式來 "飲茶" 

Speaker:   Dorothy Lam
                 Dorothy is a Bachelor of Chinese Medicine from Jinan University
                 She is currently a Chinese medicine practitioner. 
Duration:  1.0 - 1.5 hours
Language: Cantonese
                November 12 at 6:00 pm, Activity Room 1 at Angus Glen Community Centre  

If you are interested in this topic, please register at and provide your name and membership number. 

We would also like to hear from you if you have other health topics that are of interest to you.  

AGOAC Annual General Meeting - Oct 30, 2015

posted Sep 30, 2015, 10:05 PM by Agoac Files   [ updated Oct 4, 2015, 1:36 PM ]

Angus Glen Older Adults Club will hold its first Annual General Meeting on October 30, 2015 .  All members are invited to join. 
Date:        October 30, 2015
Time:        Meeting 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm, Party 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location:  Activity Room 1 at Angus Glen Community Centre
The agenda of the meeting is as follows:
  1. Approval of Financial Statements for the year ended August 31, 2015
  2. Approval to waive the need to appoint external auditor and audit of Financial Statements for year ended August 31, 2015
  3. Approval of Constitution and Bylaws of AGOAC  
If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may authorize another AGOAC member to vote on your behalf.  The voting will be done by "show of hands", and each member can vote for one additional member, therefore can only carry one additional signed proxy.
Financial Statement, Proxy, Constitution and Bylaws can be found in the section under Constitution and Bylaws section under Our Club.
The meeting is expected to finish within an hour followed by a celebration party.  You are welcome to stay, mingle and enjoy the party.
Hope to see you all at the AGM.

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