Saturday, November 26, 2016

Yearly Pre- Christmas event!



Another Event we always attend is the Fireman's drive for Toys and Toonies for Tots and Teens.  We enjoy getting out and seeing people, purchasing the toys and giving some money so that the children can have a good Christmas!


Toys and Toonies for Tots & Teens
Let the Summerland Fire Department serve
you breakfast!
Join them at Santorini’s Restaurant for the
29th Annual Toys & Toonies for Tots and
Teens Breakfast taking place
Saturday, November 26th, 8:00am
-
11:00am
Enjoy pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs and True Grain
pastries. Also sponsored by Nesters.
Accepting Canadian Tire Money, new unwrapped gifts or
cash donations to purchase new gifts for many tots and
teens in Summerland. Donations will be accepted until
December 14th at the Firehall or Canadian Imperial Bank
of Commerce.
Thanks for your community support!

November 25, 2016 TWENTY-NINTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Summerland Festival Of lights.  This has become a great event for the town.  They estimate about five thousand people attend the festival every year.  Besides the lighted decorations, there are vendors, entertainment and fireworks!


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Monday, November 21, 2016

Critteraid Fundraiser




Last evening we went to a fundraiser for a local animal rescue.  They have a farm where they keep the animals.  Critteraid started originally when a lady had to move, and she had 30 or 40 cats.  Of course she could not find another rental that would allow that many cats.  A small group of her friends, got together and tried to find homes for the kitties. It became so popular, that they took on other animal projects.  They had a hand in rounding up some local feral cats.  Now they take in other animals that need homes!  They have lots of volunteers, have fund raisers and they also have a charity shop downtown.  It is a worthy organization. 
For this fundraiser, they had it a local hotel pub.  For your 30 dollar ticket, you got a burger, a drink and got to listen to a very good Elvis Tribute Artist.  Of course the proceeds went to help the animals!



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Elvis tribute Adam Fitzpatrick singing I Can't Stop Loving You

Friday, November 11, 2016

November, 2016

WE WILL REMEMBER    
                                       
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CARRY FORWARD

THIS CENTURY HAS COME AND GONE
        REMEMBRANCE MUST GO ON
TWO WORLD WARS FOUGHT AND WON
        WITH HISTORY TELLING THE
                     STORY NOW ON
         FOR WE ARE ALL BUT GONE

        STRAIGHT AND TALL WE STOOD
FLIGHT TO THE END WAS UNDERSTOOD
         SACRIFICE ALL FOR THE GOOD
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY WE WITHSTOOD

         SOLDIERS WE WERE CALLED THEN
VETERANS WE ARE CALLED SINCE THEN
         REMEMBERED NOW AND AGAIN
         FOR NOW WE ARE BUT A FEW MEN

PRIDE AND HONOR WE HAVE CARRIED
                     THROUGH THE YEARS
FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COUNTRYMEN
                     HAVE SHED TEARS

FOR THE MEMORY AND THE
         GLORY OF THE YEARS
WE FOUGHT TO THE DEATH
                    WITH OUR PEERS

THIS CENTURY IS NOW BUT GONE
    TIME HAS COME TO PASS ON
TO SOLDIERS FOR YEARS TO COME
           THE PRIDE AND HONOR TO
                     CARRY BEYOND 
            THE MEMORIES OF THIS
                 CENTURY WARS WON
           BY VETERANS ONE BY ONE
            FOR WE WILL ALL BE GONE

                -----Carmen Dillon-----
                     November,  1998
            
                   

REMEMBRANCE DAY NOVEMBER 11


When we were in Melbourne, we visited the Shrine of Remembrance.
It is a fitting tribute to those that served.  I would hope that lessons would be learned.   We are here enjoying our freedom, and remembering those that lost their live to give it to us!


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IN FLANDERS FIELDS

In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow
 Between the crosses, row on row.
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still singing bravely fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below
We are the dead.  Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow.
Loved and were loved, and now we lie in Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe;
 To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die.
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders Fields.

------John McCrae-----


                                                         

 


The poem, In Flanders Fields,  is the best tribute to our past.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

NOVEMBER: AN INTERESTING MONTH!


"IN NOVEMBER, THE SMELL OF FOOD IS DIFFERENT.  IT IS AN ORANGE SMELL.  A SQUASH AND PUMPKIN SMELL.  IT TASTES LIKE CINNAMON AND CAN FILL UP THE HOUSE IN THE MORNING, CAN PULL EVERYONE FROM BED IN A FOG.  FOOD IS BETTER IN NOVEMBER THAN IN ANY OTHER TIME OF YEAR"
                                          -----Cynthia Rylant, In November-----

                                                          November 11th                     Festival of Lights
                                                                                                       Friday November 25th
Flu shots November 17th                Remembrance Day
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

POSTING POLITICS IS NOT USUALLY MY STYLE

"LET US NOT SEEK THE REPUBLICAN ANSWER, OR THE DEMOCRATIC ANSWER, BUT THE RIGHT ANSWER.  LET US NOT SEEK TO PLACE THE BLAME FOR THE PAST.  LET US ACCEPT OUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FUTURE."
                                     -----John F. Kennedy-----



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We have been bombarded with the current United States Election.  As we live next door to that country, it does have a very large impact on our life.  It has been the rudest campaign, that I have ever witnessed in my Lifetime.  I wish them well, with Donald Trump.  I hope that as a president, he will present himself, in a better light, than he did in the election campaign.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

NOVEMBER


Here we go again....The first day, of a new month.  I put it down to old age, that time seems to fly by faster.  I just got used to October and now it is November.  I guess we will just have to live with it!






A CHILD'S CALENDAR


THE STRIPED AND SHAPELY
MAPLE GRIEVES
THE GHOST OF HER
DEPARTED LEAVES.

THE GROUND IS HARD,
AS  HARD AS STONE.
THE YEAR IS OLD,
THE BIRDS ARE FLOWN.

AND YET THE WORLD,
IN ITS DISTRESS,
DISPLAYS A CERTAIN
LOVELINESS.
    -------John Updike-----

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