Happy-Valentines-Day-8Well now, we all know how to infuse the competitive spirit into our bowling – play for chocolates … it’s obvious! AND despite the fact that my complete lack of affinity for numbers resulted in the tickets saying 11pm – 1pm instead of 11am, 40 of us actually all got there at the right time on the right day for our second annual Valentine’s Brunch.

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Don & Jean Beck – Saturday Feb 18, 1956

It’s always fun shopping and cooking with Sharon Lampman, and Cathy Brisebois’ scones were so good we will have to book her for the Victoria Day tea! Stephen Lampman always makes sure the bar is well stocked. Gordon McNish started us off with a smile on our faces by making us all a themed cartoon. Mary Kempton is now entrenched as our event ticket sales person. Jennifer Duholke did a great job of ‘manning’ the paper bag draw. This draw was a great fundraising success, largely due to Lynn Coules and Shirley Fraser who have scoured the North Shore and collected the most incredible array of donations from our very generous community partners. The prize for the best Valentine has to go to Neville Cohen who won the Temper (Dundarave) Gift Basket of hand-made, totally delicious chocolates, and generously shared them with us. I guess the universe knew I wouldn’t have shared them, so they went to the right person! Thank you to everyone who took part, the draw raised $220 towards a new noticeboard and new deck chairs.

After the Brunch, there was a game of skins, thanks to Jim Duholke and Myrle Lawrence and each end had the appropriate number of chocolates attached to it. Listening to Don Fraser reminding his team that “this end has 18 chocolates resting on it” was hilarious.

To add to the romantic theme, Don and Jean Beck, who have been an intrinsic part of the club for many years, are celebrating 60 years of wedded bliss, congratulations to you both!

SO keep the next date – March 19, Pub Night!

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