Boomers and Beyond


Boomers and Beyond is a new phrase coined by the Sault Ste. Marie Main Branch Library to address “seniors” says Helena Huopalainen, co-coordinator of the event.

_DSC5646For the second year in a row, the main branch has hosted this one day event, “it’s a day when we have outside agencies come in and we have demonstrations and performances and 50 free lunches for the first 50 people” Huopalainen said.

Tai Chi, Chair Yoga, Healthy Aging, quilting, needle felting and poetry from Erin McLeod.  Bring a T-shirt with you that you can turn into a book bag in our Craft Corner.  There were also  table exhibits throughout the library featuring Algoma Public Health, Canadian Hearing Society, Service Canada, Vulnerable Persons Registry, CNIB, and others such as the Oral history of Sault Ste. Marie, a unique project launched in 2011 showcasing video interviews with some of the Sault’s most interesting people.

Wendy Hamilton and Cathy Shunock from the Oral History of SSM
Wendy Hamilton and Cathy Shunock from the Oral History of SSM

The motto of the project, “preserving the past as a gift to the future” spearheaded by a group of volunteers led by Wendy Hamilton and Cathy Shunock.  The on-going project acts as an archive for those interested in the people who have contributed to the history of the city. To access the number of videos already produced go to www.OHSSM.CA