Volunteer Appreciation for 2022
On October 18th most of the volunteers who help run our club got together at the Craftsman to be thanked for their efforts. The club wouldn't work without the dedication of our volunteers
On November 10th, several couples from Applewood Probus Club enjoyed a day in the St. Jacob's area with the highlight being a performance of the critically acclaimed musical, "Mamma Mia", as performed by a spirited cast from Drayton Entertainment. Drayton Entertainment offers topline productions at six different theatres around southwestern Ontario...and in this production, they did not disappoint!
Some of our group arrived in the area early enough to enjoy the offerings of the Outlet Mall and the famous St. Jacob's Farmers' Market. Four couples made arrangements to have lunch in Kitchener, and six couples had lunch at Harvest Moon Restaurant, just 5 minutes from the theatre. In total, 13 couples committed to see the musical.
The general consensus was that this production of Mamma Mia was wonderful...some people commenting that it was the best stage production of Mamma Mia that they had seen! Energetic cast, professional singers and amusing costumes left everyone uplifted for the ride home. To top it off, we could not have had a more beautiful day to enjoy our drive through this farm rich part of the province...a great day was had by all!
Past Presidents Luncheon - December 7, 2022
Christmas Lunch at the Glenerin Inn
It was December 8 when 40 members and guests celebrated Christmas at the historic Glenerin Inn. Good fellowship was celebrated before the lunch was served. After the lunch, John Mark played Santa Claus in picking the winners of the gift certificates and the 50:50 draw where Marcus Miller was the lucky winner.
A good occasion for all who were there.
Valentines Lunch at Markland Wood GC
February 16, 2023
We had 37 in attendance and were shepherded through lunch by John Mark who acted as master of ceremonies.
David Litner quizzed us on love songs and Reg Perkin and Ester Calder responded by serenading us with songs they identified. Our president, Marcus Miller read several poems fitting for the occasion and ended his performance with a joke about a store where women could buy husbands and a store across the street where men could buy wives.
The lunch was delicious with a choice of steak, salmon, and something that looked like pasta, I think. (Not my choice).
It was a marvellous occasion.
NIAGARA HYDRO TUNNEL TOUR
31 members and guests enjoyed a very interesting and informative tour of the original Niagara Power Station and tunnel. The tour guides provided fascinating details about the technical development of the power station over one hundred years ago and how the result was the best hydro facility in the world at the time. Everyone selected the luncheon location of their choice .
Longos Cooking Demonstration
On Friday June 9th, twenty eager participants joined together to experience a Cooking demonstration and dinner at a local Longo’s Loft with Chef Paula. Bella Italia was the theme and we ate an incredible seafood salad, watched potato stuffed gnocchi being made, as well as homemade pesto. The main course was rosemary veal Milanese and we finished with a delicious kahlua based tiramisu. The wine suited the courses and thanks to Gil's assistance the bottles got opened. We all left with the recipes to try on our own. It was a fun evening with lots of great food and good company. We hope to offer a different class later in the year with a fall menu.
Twenty three people signed up for the annual Blue Jays game Thursday Aug 3rd. Three people could not make it, while others enjoyed seats in the shade along the third base side, on a very hot day.
The day started with most of us meeting at the Catch Bar, part of the new outfield entertainment area. While the new facilities are quite amazing the general opinion was “ We were probably three times the age of most fans there
As for the game, Blue Jays lost big time against a much better Baltimore squad.
- Don Taylor
Toronto Blue Jays Aug 3rd, 2023