GWSA President’s Message – November 2018
From Dorothe Fair
It’s Fall and all the Canadian fall colours are here. Vibrant red and yellow leaves turning and finally falling, covering the ground as the weather gets cooler. Beautiful orange pumpkins can be seen on front porches, embedded in gardens as decoration or as jack o’lanterns. My favourite of course is turning those pumpkins into scrumptious pies and tarts.
By the time you read my message, Thanksgiving will be over along with the October 22 municipal election and our Hallowe’en dance. The NHL season will have started with the very first Leafs game played on October 3 against their old rival from the days of the original 6 teams, the Montreal Canadiens. For those who follow hockey and are hard line fans, the LEAFS won their season opener in overtime, a 3 to 2 win over Montreal. For some, the start of the hockey season signals that summer is over and Christmas is soon upon us. For others, it means the bats and gloves are back in storage waiting for the Dunedin grapefruit season next spring.
I’m usually very newsy, but this month I’d like to devote my message to highlighting our two MAJOR SHOWS coming very soon.
SPECIAL EVENT: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9: “THE DAY BEFORE”, at 2 pm. (Doors open at 1:30 pm.)
The Silvertones Choir and New Horizons Band will provide a special event of inspirational music and songs. Military memories shared by seniors will be captured through video interviews. Last year was the first time we presented this Military history through song and stories and more than 250 people attended.
Please mark your calendar now and join us as we sing songs from WWI and WWII. This is an event that recognizes family and friends who were, or still are, involved in the protection and preservation of Canada’s beliefs and the contributions Canada has made to world peace.
Please call the front counter or stop by the counter and let any of the volunteers know you’re coming, This will help us with the chairs. We aren’t selling tickets, but we’re asking for a donation. All donations will go to the Guelph Legion Poppy Fund. Last year, with a top up from the GWSA Board of Directors, a cheque for $1,000 was given to the Legion Poppy Fund.
SPECIAL EVENT: CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW “HOME for the HOLIDAYS, CHRISTMAS at the EVERGREEN”; NOVEMBER 29, NOVEMBER 30 and DECEMBER 1. All matinees at 1:30 pm.
SONGS, LINE DANCERS, ELVIS and the DOO WOP GIRLS, SUNS of BEACHES, RED GREEN and more. Tickets available at the front counter or for advanced tickets call 519-823-1291. Tickets: $15 for Adults; $12 Seniors and Students. I’m going to end my message with these 2 wonderful Shows, hopefully being the last thing you remember.
I’m looking forward to seeing you at the Shows and remember to always
‘Be Active, Get Involved, Make Friends’.