Spring 2018, Potpourri Events


April 9,  10:00 AM to noon, Pine Dale Motor Inn

A WINTERS’ DAY

Two members of the eighth Winters generation in Canada are taking the family history in whole new directions. Michelle Winters, a translator, writer, painter, demonstrated to the whole of Canada that the two official languages of our country can successfully – and even dazzlingly – be combined, through her first novel, I am a truck, a Giller Prize finalist. Cousin, Philip Winters, with a strong sense of environmental mission leading to a life of growing and brewing, will speak to his eye-opening arctic cruise with his father, Hank. Two Winters, alike in age and origins, are our fascinating guests for this event.

Members $5, non-members $10 at the door.


April 16,  Blyth, Ontario

WHAT ABOUT CRAFT BEER?

Road trip: Cowbell Brewery, Blyth, Ontario. Learn what is unique about this beautiful, family run, state-of-the-art facility and what craft brewing is all about. Besides the beer is too good to pass up!

Car pool leaves at 11:00 am from the Pet Smart parking lot, arrive at the brewery for lunch of your choice and at your cost.  A guided tour follows at a cost of $15 / person. There is no PIL fee for this event.

Please meet at the parking lot before 11:00 AM with $15, to sort out who is going with who.  If you can drive please contact Mike Ash to verify that we have enough vehicles – 519-238-6747 or indabush@hay.net.


April 23,  10:00 AM to Noon, Pine Dale Motor Inn


ALL THINGS KIWI

Join Sid Huff to discover fascinating New Zealand. The most common things Canadians say about New Zealand include, “I’ve heard it’s beautiful”, and “I’ve always wanted to go there.” Sid will explore similarities and differences between New Zealand and Canada and emphasize the many aspects of New Zealand’s striking beauty. You will definitely want to go there!

Members $5, non-members $10 at the door.


April 30,  10:00 AM to Noon, Pine Dale Motor Inn

TREE-MENDOUSLY IMPORTANT!

Science is beginning to discover what the ancients knew all along: trees talk, look after one other, and feel pain. They also help humans live healthier lives. Ultimately, they may help to save the planet. Max and Pat Morden are current Chairs of the Lakeshore Eco-Network, a not-for-profit organization that promotes the planting of native trees, and raises awareness around issues of biodiversity and climate change. Join Pat and Max to learn more about the crucial role trees play in our world and what can be done to preserve and sustain them.Members $5, non-members $10 at the door.


May 7,  Kleinburg, Ontario

THE MCMICHAEL CANADIAN COLLECTION

The McMichael’s iconic collection consists of over 6,400 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists. Current exhibits include Inuit sculpture and Inukshuk art, and the Gallery Director’s special selection of Canadian art. Enjoy Canada in a unique way. Details: Bus transportation (limit 16), lunch and gallery fees of $95 are due by April 16th. Departure 9:00 am from the Pet Smart parking lot.

Preregistration is mandatory, and we regret there can be no refunds after April 16.

Register with Jean Weigand  dweigand@hay.net  or 519.237.3418 by April 16, 2018.

 

Pinedale Motor Inn is located at 107 Ontario Street South, Grand Bend.


Socrates Café is open!

Last two for the regular 2017-18 season


Once a month, on the second Tuesday, we gather for spontaneous discussion of what is happening now.  We call it Socrates Café, and no preparation is required.  We gather at Pinedale Motor Inn lounge at  two o’clock on the following dates: March 27 and April 24, We convene two outdoor sessions in the summer.

No registration required. $5 per session at the door.

Summer Socrates Café, 2018

Socrates Café is a friendly gathering for informal discussion  about the latest and most engaging news of the day.  We choose a topic, by vote, and take turns offering our – often very differing – views.  In summer, a BBQ lunch is added for a congenial get together. Expect a good time!

  • $5.00 per person at the door – BYO beverage
  • Guests and non-members welcome!
  • Contact Karen Bowes-Sewell if you have any questions, 519-243-1232 or kbsewell123@gmail.com.

July 17th, at Jackie and Jim Southcott   12 noon – 2:00 pm
10121 Shoreline Drive

August 21st, at Bob and Beverly Kennedy 12 noon – 2:00 pm
10152 Merrywood Drive