NEWS

SCONA NEWS SEPTEMBER 2018!!

REALLY IMPORTANT!!

WE ARE SCHEDULED FOR A CASINO AT WEST EDMONTON MALL IN EARLY NOVEMBER. PLEASE CALL CATHY ASAP AT 780-433-5377 IF YOU OR YOUR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN CAN HELP!!

HEY! OUR “GO FUND ME” PAGE IS UP AND RUNNING!! SPREAD THE NEWS! DONATIONS HAVE BEGUN TO COME IN AND WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT WHAT THIS COULD MEAN FOR SCONA! HERE IS THE LINK TO OUR PAGE: https://gofundme.com/scona-seniors

PLEASE SHARE THE LINK WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBOURS!! WE ARE AIMING TO RAISE $100,000 WHICH WILL HELP US TO ENSURE THAT SCONA REMAINS OPEN! SOME OF YOU HAVE BEEN ATTENDING AT SCONA FOR MORE THAT TWENTY YEARS, AND WE ARE SURE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT REMAIN OPERATING FOR ANOTHER TWENTY!! IF YOU HAVE A COMMENT ABOUT WHAT SCONA MEANS TO YOU, SEND IT ALONG TO US AND WE WILL ADD IT TO THE PAGE!!

A HUGE THANK YOU!!!

TO EVERYONE WHO MADE MY BIRTHDAY ON JULY 23RD ONE OF THE BEST. THERE ARE NO BETTER FRIENDS TO SPEND THE DAY WITH THAN THOSE WHO ARE FOUND AT SCONA AND WHAT A FULL HOUSE WE HAD!! IT WAS TRULY A LOVELY DAY AND YOUR LAUGHTER WAS LIKE A WARM SPRING SHOWER; SO REFRESHING! ANOTHER THANK YOU TOO, TO ALL OF YOU WHO DONATED A TOTAL OF $550 TO SCONA!! WOW!! WE SELDOM MAKE THAT MUCH AT SOME OF OUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS! LOL! THAT REALLY MADE THE DAY SPECIAL!

SORRY FOR ALL THE CONFUSION OVER THE RIVERBOAT TRIP!

NOW THAT THE BOAT HAS THEIR WEB SITE AND TELEPHONE SYSTEM UPDATED, AND WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET SOME ACCURATE INFORMATION, WE ARE GOING TO TRY AGAIN! WE WILL BE TAKING A 90 MINUTE RIDE DOWN THE RIVER ON THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 6TH. WE HAVE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE, SO IF YOU ARE COMING PLEASE PAY FOR YOUR SPOT BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 31ST. TICKETS FOR THE RIDE ARE $25. THE BUS COST OF $5 CAN BE PAID WHEN WE GET ON THE BUS. A FREE LUNCH/SUPPER WILL BE SERVED AT RITCHIE HALL AT 3 P.M. TO MAKE UP FOR ALL THE CONFUSION, AND THE BUS WILL DEPART AT 4:15 P.M. WE BOARD THE BOAT AT 5 P.M. AND LEAVE PORT AS 6 P.M. WE SHOULD RETURN TO PORT ABOUT 7:30 P.M. OF COURSE, IF THE WEATHER IS BAD OR THE RIVER IS TOO HIGH/LOW, WE WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A VOUCHER FOR A TRIP ON ANOTHER DAY! IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS JUST CALL US AT THE CENTER!! 780-433-5377

AUPE GRANDPARENTS BARBEQUE WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5TH THIS YEAR AND WE CERTAINLY HOPE TO ATTEND! THE BUS ($5) WILL DEPART RITCHIE HALL AT 10:15 A.M. AND WILL PICK US UP AGAIN AT THE LEGISLATURE GROUNDS ABOUT 1:30 P.M. WE ALWAYS HAVE A LOVELY TIME AT THIS EVENT AND THE BARBEQUE IS GREAT. CALL THE CENTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE CAN BOOK THE BUS!

FALL SCHEDULE RETURNS!! SO REMEMBER…

COMMUNITY LEAGUE DAY: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH. BREAKFAST STARTS AND NINE, SCONA DRAMA CLUB PERFORMS AT 10:30 AND THE FUN CARRIES ON ALL DAY! BE THERE, OR BE SQUARE! LOL!

WE WILL BE BAKING MUFFINS FOR THE BREAKFAST. JOIN US AT SCONA ON TUES. SEPT. 11 OR AT RITCHIE HALL ON THURS. SEPT. 13TH. WE NEED TO BAKE 100’S!!

FREE COMPUTER LITERACY CLASSES EVERY SUNDAY AT SCONA AT 1 P.M. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF HOLIDAY WEEKENDS. CALL DELLAH AT 780-450-0738 EVERY TIME YOU INTEND TO GO SO SHE CAN MAKE SURE TO HAVE ENOUGH INSTRUCTORS TO PROVIDE ONE ON ONE LESSONS. THAT WAY, YOU LEARN WHAT YOU NEED KNOWING!

HAIR CUTS & MASSAGE ON MONDAY, SEPT 17TH & 24TH. IN OCTOBER THEY WILL BE BACK TO EVERY OTHER MONDAY! PLEASE CALL SCONA WELL IN ADVANCE TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT.

BOWLING ON TUES. SEPT 4TH & 18TH. AT BONNIE DOON LANES. MEET AT THE LANES AT 10:30 A.M. AND CHECK IN WITH DORIS CHOMOKOVSKY WHO HAS VOLUNTEERED TO KEEP ALL YOU ROWDY SENIORS UNDER CONTROL! LOL! ENJOY LUNCH TOGETHER AT THE FOOD COURT. I HEAR THIS GROUP HAS A GREAT TIME!

THE TRAVELLING SENIORS WILL MEET AT KENILWORTH HALL, 12 NOON ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT 12TH. COME OUT FOR FUN & A NICE LUNCH. PLEASE CALL SCONA IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND SO WE KNOW HOW MANY TO COOK FOR!

SADLY, MARRIANE HALLET PASSED AWAY IN AUGUST. MANY OF YOU KNOW HER AS THE PERSON WHO ORGANIZED CRIB TOURNAMENTS AT RITCHIE HALL ON WEDNESDAYS. SHE WAS THE SWEETEST WOMAN AND WILL BE SORRLY MISSED AROUND SCONA. THE RITCHIE COMMUNITY LEAGUE HAS ASKED SCONA TO ENSURE THAT CRIB KEEPS GOING, AS THE DAY HAS BEEN ENJOYED BY MANY. SO, AGNES RYAN WILL ATTEMPT TO FILL MARIANNE’S SHOES. CRIB WILL RESUME AT 12 NOON, ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12TH.

THE DRAMA CLUB IS BACK IN FULL FORCE WRITING AND REHEARSING TWO PERFORMANCES: SKITS FOR COMMUNITY LEAGUE DAY AND A PLAY FOR DECEMBER FUNDRAISING. CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR REHEARSAL DAYS. JOIN US EVEN IF YOU DON’T WANT TO PERFORM AND SHARE YOUR IDEAS AND YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT!! WE NEED ALL WE CAN GET!!

FRIDAY DINNER/SOCIAL IS A GREAT WAY TO ROUND OUT YOUR WEEK. GREAT FOOD AND WONDERFUL FRIENDS….JUST THE NICEST BUNCH OF PEOPLE IMMAGINABLE. CALL OF YOU’RE COMING!

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CALENDAR, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL THE CENTER. IF YOU REACH OUR VOICE MAIL, LEAVE A MESSAGE AND WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU ASAP!

THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER, THE HAPPIER WE’LL BE!!