Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday August 21, 2019
Sing with Glee Pub Night a 'Noteworthy'Event!
Photos courtesy of Cindy Aikman
We were delighted to entertain the audience with a variety of songs including some of our new repertoire, 'Africa’, ‘Java Jive’ and ‘Hello Goodbye’! Other smaller groups, such as Glen Cameron and Leanne Broomfield had fun entertaining everyone with some wonderfully eclectic music such as ‘Tiny Bubbles’ and Maryse Percy, France Jobin and Margo sang a beautiful version of ‘Super Trouper’. I had a chance to take off my 'Directing’ cap and sang a few songs with Adele Kat, one of which was, 'Straighten Up and Fly Right’.
Led by different members of Glee, the audience participated enthusiastically in the sing along portions throughout the evening in classics ranging from ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, to rousing pub songs like ‘Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde' and ‘The Wild Rover’ and ‘Farewell to Nova Scotia’. The evening ended with a glorious attempt at 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight’!
The evening would not have been a success without the help of many: A big thank you to Adele on guitar whose fingers were probably ready to fall off by the end of the night. We couldn't have even thought of doing this without you! And a thank you to the other accompanists who played their part: Glen, and Peg on guitar, Mary on piano and Leanne on ukulele. The variety of accompaniment added to the texture of the sound throughout the evening.
Thank you all for your performances and for those who stepped up to lead the sing-alongs: Adele, Glen and Leanne, Jim and Lynn, Peter, Michel, Maurice, France, Maryse and Chantal, John and Susan and Kathleen. THANK YOU to Lois and Jim Finch for organizing the volunteers, Operating Front of House (merci Jacques), bartenders Tom, Robert, James, Annabelle, Jane, and Richard, a BIG THANK YOU to Carol Wilson, along with her team: Judy, Joan and her granddaughter Heather for organizing the kitchen and GLEE CLUB for all bringing an abundant, amazing array of food! If I missed anyone - I apologize!
The wonderful thing about ‘Sing with Glee Night’ – we are all in it together - a wonderful sense of community!
Yours in harmony,
-Cathy Leslie, Dunany Glee Club Director
Men's Club Championship - Day 2 in Photos!
Photos courtesy of: James Rae, Cindy Aikman and Laurie Lincoln
The winners in each team were;
Isobel St-Georges, Ingrid Gratz, Judy Hammond, Bev Lough, Val McNicholl, Lois Finch and Françoise Jutras.
Down to the final rounds for the President's Cup (Sarah Wilson vs. Val McNicholl, Captain's Cup (Isobel St Georges vs. Becky Thompson) and Four Ball (Joanne Poole & Bev Lough vs. Anna Robertson & Sharon Leslie) Matches are to be completed by August 26.
Trophy Wives Please dust, polish and bring your silverware back to the Starter Shack so we can ready the trophies for this year’s winners in time for Prizegiving.
Twoonies & Tea
Please mark your calendar for the last Ladies Day – ‘Twoonies & Tea’ – set for Wednesday, August 28. Remember to bring your lunch that day along with a twoonie. Tea will be served with lunch and hopefully Joanne Poole will bake her famous bars!
-Barb Campbell, Ladies Captain
This past week, some of our Juniors competed in Golf Quebec and Golf Canada events at the Lachute Golf Club, Le Blainvillier and Whitlock Golf and Country Club. Playing other courses with a variety of golfers helps players develop. Our Juniors got to see some of the incredible talent of young Quebec golfers. Very motivating!
Golf Canada’s Drive, Chip & Putt Event held at Le Blainvillier.
Amy McLeod, winner of Driving and Chipping in her age category.
Nicole and Dylan Adams at Whitlock Golf & Country Club
Wishing all our juniors and families a good back-to-school start-up. Bon courage pour la rentrée scolaire 2019-2020! Transitions can be tough, staying in touch with your summer buddies can help!
I want to highlight a volunteer that makes a quiet but enormous contribution to summer fun at DCC. Randy Swedburg comes from Lake Barron every Tuesday night to run the sports night activities. The kids adore Randy and his games and oh, the freezies too! At the peak this summer there were nearly 50 kids in attendance. Thank you so much, Randy!
Photo Credit: Trudy Adams
Peter and Bonnie Curtin hosted a wonderful fundraising evening for Clear Lake and Lake Louisa residents on Sunday night. Everyone brought a bottle of wine and $735 was raised in the raffle! The winner of 23 great bottles of wine was Pierrette Gloven. George Stein donated a wine cooler and the lucky winner was François Coté. We even had the presence of some honourable Curran lake guests! Great speeches from our President, Michael Fehr, our House Director, Peter Parsons and our host, Peter Curtain, who told us why Dunany means so much to him and Bonnie.
Photos courtesy of Cindy Aikman
Our following fundraising event was hosted by Cathy Ashley Leslie of Black Lake on Monday, August 19 with appetizers, nibblies and . . . a Leslie favourite, martinis! Martinis were delicious! Cathy made a great speech about her 100 year old house, the repairs she had to recently make (roof, foundation, kitchen, bathroom) and how 5 DCC presidents and 2 Ladies presidents have lived there over the years. Ross used to call it the White House!
The closing SPANK lunch was hosted by Judy Hammond and Glenn Cameron from Clear. Bob Percy announced that SPANK would be donating $2,000 towards the DCC Heritage Club House renovation project. Thank you SPANKERS!
If you have questions regarding the plans, the budget and our strategy. Have a quick look at our website at: Clubhouse Reno Update
You’ll be surprised what’s there!
We’re are getting into the home stretch. We want to get all pledges in by Labour Day so that we can announce our total at the Prize Giving. We will continue to fundraise next summer, but the Board needs to be in a position to make a go/no go decision in October.
The participation and generosity of members of the Dunany community towards this critical initiative has been amazing. We need these next two weeks to get over the top. Please pick up a pledge form at the Starter’s Shack. Will you be a part of making this happen?
Every member counts. Every gift counts! Together we can make this happen!
Dunany Artists August 22 & 23, 5pm - 8pm
Championship Dinner Saturday August 24
A delicious Beef Tenderloin Dinner along with pooled gourmet talents from members of each of our lakes and areas will be featured. There are only 140 tickets so please reserve with the starter now! 450 562-4885
Bar opens: 5:30pm
Dinner Served: 7:00pm
Beef Tenderloin being served
Cost: $40 (Member) $45 (Non-member)
Lawn Bowling Sunday, Aug 25th, 5-7 p.m.
Join us for our third Edition of DCC Lawn Bowling this Sunday evening! Looking forward to seeing you there!
Dunany Trivia Night is Back! Friday, August 30th
The bar will be open at 6:30 p.m. and there will be drink specials. Game is on at 7:30, so come test your knowledge with quizmasters Lorraine and David Tomalty! There will be fantastic prizes up for grabs
Check out the Library in the Starter Shack!
Enjoy reading come see the vast selection of books available in the starter's shack. They are next to the lockers and are free for all.
If you have news and photos to share, please send them to Cindy Aikman at firstname.lastname@example.org