Scarborough Branch News

 

Welcome to the Scarborough Branch of Retired Women Teachers of Ontario. Our retired women teachers are from the TDSB public and separate school systems—elementary, secondary as well as French – English and Secondary. We meet for luncheons every 3rd Tuesday of the month from September to May at The Estate Banquet Centre,430 Nugget Avenue (Markham Road and Nugget Avenue).

We enjoy speakers, music, a Fashion Show, Craft Sale, Plant Sale, celebrity guests and a delicious meal. Our Travel Team organizes theatre day trips. Discovering former colleagues and catching up is the best part.

Yearly membership is only $40.00. 

If you would like to receive a monthly dispatch or more information about our group of Retired Women Teachers, please contact Linda Jarvis at:

linjar@rogers.com      telephone 416-293-8689

 

Our first luncheon, for this year, will be September 18 at 11:30 am.  Looking forward to seeing you.

Scarborough Branch 2018-2019

Executive

Area Director Carol Nelson    416-724-7107    carol.nelson@sympatico.ca
Past PresidentLinda Jarvis 416-293-8689   linjar@rogers.com
PresidentCarol NelsonCarol Nelsoncarol.nelson@sympatico.ca
Recording SecretaryShelley Goodman   shelley.goodman@sympatico.ca
TreasurersLinda Jarvis   416-293-8689   linjar@rogers.com
Susan Urie susan-urie@rogers.com
MembershipMarg Lyons  905-475-8382marglyons@hotmail.com
Lilli Chu  416-602-9868 lilli_chu@yahoo.ca
Insurance  Carol Nelson416-724-7107 carol.nelson@sympatico.ca

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Scarborough Branch Trips

The King and I                           Wednesday, July 11, 2018       

Includes bus, Toronto City Tour, lunch at the Hot House Café and orchestra theatre tickets.

Bus departs at 9:00 a.m., returning at approx. 5:00 p.m.

Coordinator: Lamoine 416-494-5103

 


Agawa Canyon 4-Day Tour             September 25 to 28, 2018                                    

Cost: Twin: $949        Single: $1179

Includes deluxe motor coach transportation, 3 nights’ hotel accommodation, 8 meals: 3 breakfasts / 2 lunches / 3 dinners, ticket for the Agawa Canyon Train Tour, step-on guide, ticket for travel on the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry

Bus departs at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, returning at approximately 5 p.m. on Friday

Coordinator: Carol 905-655-0638

Agawa Canyon Trip Agenda

Day OneTuesday, September 25, 2018

8:30 a.m. Depart from Kennedy Commons – Travel to Sault Ste Marie (Coffee stop en route, on own) Lunch stop en route in Parry Sound, (on own).

Check into the Delta Hotels Sault Ste Marie Waterfront. Modern, beautifully appointed hotel rooms showcase plush bedding, free Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs and indoor pool.

6:30 p.m. Dinner at hotel

Day TwoWednesday, September 26, 2018 8:00 a.m.

The Algoma Central Train departs for Agawa Canyon. Enjoy the beauty of the region and experience the same rugged landscapes that inspired the Group of Seven. A commentary will be provided, which will tell you about upcoming points of interest and share some of the rich history of the region Just when you thought you’d experienced it all, the train will begin its descent, traveling down 500 feet to the floor of Agawa Canyon. You can enjoy scenic walks on graveled trails leading to several waterfalls and experience an invigorating climb up over 300 stairs to the breathtaking Lookout, perched 250 feet above the canyon floor. There are opportunities to enjoy the Canyon through more relaxed means, as well.

Breakfast and a boxed lunch will be included on the train.   Return to hotel at 5:30 p.m.  Dinner at hotel at 6:30 p.m.

Day ThreeThursday, September 27, 2018

Breakfast at hotel 8:00 a.m. Depart for Manitoulin Island.   Lunch on own at Little Current. Meet guide and stop at 10 Mile Point. This is a great place to stop, stretch your legs, and soak in the spectacular view from the point. The store boasts the island’s biggest collection of traditionally designed native crafts and aboriginal art. An historic marker commemorates an early Jesuit mission at Wikwemikong. See High Falls. Enjoy commentary en route to South Baymouth 2:30 p.m. Arrive at Ferry in South Baymouth 3:40 p.m. Take the Chi-Cheemaun to Tobermory 5:40 p.m. Travel to Owen Sound 7:30 p.m.

Check into the Best Western Inn on the Bay. Hotel amenities include an on-site restaurant, hot tub and whirlpool and a cocktail lounge to name a few.

Dinner at the hotel.

 Day FourFriday, September 28, 2018

Breakfast at hotel. Tour Owen Sound. Tour through Harrison Park, with more than 40 hectares of streams, trails, gardens, playgrounds, forest, and green space. Its network of trails connects directly with the Bruce Trail, the longest footpath in Canada, which will take you to Inglis Falls or the Centennial Tower, one of the highest points in Owen Sound. See Fish Ladder. Stop at Grandma Lambe’s in Meaford, for browsing. Enjoy a scenic drive to Singhampton and a delicious hot turkey lunch at Mylar and Loretta’s.

5:00 p.m. Approximate return time home.


 Music Man                                       Thursday, October 4, 2018

Includes bus, shopping time, orchestra seating theatre tickets, lunch, dinner and all gratuities

Bus departs at 8 a.m., returns 8 p.m.

Coordinator: Mary 416-291-2389


 A Christmas Carol                         Friday, December 7, 2018

Cost: $145  

At the Shaw Royal George Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Includes bus, lunch at the Prince of Wales, orchestra seating theatre tickets, shopping in Niagara-on-the-Lake, visit to Pickard Peanuts

Bus departs at 8:15 a.m., returning approx. 7:30 p.m.

Coordinator: Carol 905-655-0638


September 19, 2017

Patty Sullivan – Children’s TV personality CBC, TVO

October 17, 2017

Craft Sale

November 21, 2017

Smile Theatre – Sue and Dwight performing hits from the 70’s

January 16,2018

Sylvia Sarkus – Certified Financial Planner

February 20, 2018

Doug Purdon – Landscape Artist – “The Art of Forgery and Crime”

March 20, 2018

Glad Bryce– First in, Last Out

April 17, 2018

Fashion Show – Northern Reflections

May 15, 2018

Edith George – “Heritage Tree – Preserving Our Natural Roots”


Luncheons

Join us for Lunch at:
The Estate Banquet Centre
430 Nugget Avenue,
Scarborough
Luncheons begin at 11:30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cora Bailey Awards

Helen Sharpe- 2017 

Helen has been part of the Scarborough Executive since 1998, serving as the secretary for a year and as part of the team that started up the monthly newsletter. Helen is always available to help anyone who needs support.  She can always be counted on whenever assistance is needed.


Trudy Sutton & Sheila Meyer- 2017  

Trudy and Sheila have worked as a team since 2011 to gather toiletries, school supplies and toys for the women and children who live at Julliette’s Place. Their cooperative efforts bring smiles and a huge thank you from the staff and their clients.


Caroline Small- 2018   

Caroline was presented with a Cora Bailey Award for her role as the Newsletter Editor from 1999-2003. Her contributions to the newsletter were always welcomed and enjoyed by our members.


  

Marie Harvey- 2018 

Marie was presented with a Cora Bailey Award for her work in providing excellent programs for our members as well as her work as President in 1997-1998. She was also a valuable member of the Convention Team in 2004.


Ontario Volunteer Award