SOCIAL COMMITTEE: Jackie Frank and Gerry Henderson
Parkwood Estate – Wednesday, August 10th
A 2 ½ hour combined tour of the main floor and second floor is planned for August 10th at 1 PM.
NOTE: this date is subject to filming priority cancellation. The group rate is $10 + HST each. Group maximum is 40 people, which will be split into guided smaller groups.
Pine Ridge Model Railroaders – Thursday, August 18th
Our tour of their model railway setup is set for Thursday Aug 18th at 2 PM. Admission is $2 donation to Pine Ridge. Please sign up at the general meeting so Pine Ridge will know how many of their members they should have on hand.
Local Discovery Tour - Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st.
Our next discovery destination is Clarington, in particular Courtice, Bowmanville and Newcastle. Get into your car with friends and/or family and explore these beautiful communities. Admission fee is $5 per car. You will have two days to complete the route. You can sign up at the general meeting or drop your fee at Jackie Frank’s house.
Orono Fair - Saturday, September 10th.
It’s time to go the fair again! There will be a talent competition, western classic country music, a magical comedy mentalist, various exhibits, a midway, antique tractors, a blacksmith demonstration, birds of prey, axe throwing, chainsaw carving, food and much more. The tickets are $12 per person.
National Air Force Museum of Canada - September 21st Trenton
This museum is dedicated to preserving and telling the history of Canadian military aviation. From its first flight on a frozen lake in Nova Scotia, through to today’s humanitarian relief missions, the Museum captures the spirit, the daring and the courage of the men and women of the RCAF. There are 35 aircraft on display in the 16-acre outdoor air park.
The indoor museum tells the stories of Canadian air force personnel that are the real treasures of the Museum the POW aircrews who plotted the Great Escape; the gold medal winning RCAF Flyers hockey team; or the efforts to create the massive, hugely successful British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. To avoid the summer tourist crush, we are planning on a visit on September 21st. This is a self-guided tour. Cost is $8 for seniors. Veterans and spouse by voluntary donation.
Little Canada - Saturday October 22nd, 10:30 AM
Little Canada consists of a miniature scale recreation of many geographic areas and landmarks throughout Canada. Located in downtown Toronto at 10 Dundas Street East, right at the subway stop. “Timed Tickets” are $25 each +HST. There is an excellent article about Little Canada starting on page 57 in the July edition of Maclean’s magazine.
Port Perry Discovery Adventure - Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th.
This is another of Jackie’s explorations of Durham Region. You’ll have two days to complete the route. Admission is $5 per car. Please sign-up at the general meeting or drop off your registration and admission at Jackie’s home.
Marilyn is soliciting your participation to determine date and costs for a November event. Please sign up at the next general meeting so Marilyn may plan the event.