Celebrating Oktoberfest at The Waterford
On Friday, October 13th, the residents enjoyed a fresh “yummy pretzel” from Fox’s Bakery, some German Beer while entertained by the Ukuladies & Friends. There was lots of hand clapping and feet stomping to their music. In the evening, Manny, the Accordion Player played lots of “polkas” and sing-a-long music. Benita and Hilda, residents of the Waterford and both born in Germany wore their “traditional costumes”. It was a fun-filled Oktoberfest day!
Waterford Fashion Show
On Tuesday, Oct. 10th, resident models went to Georgian Mall and selected a variety of beautiful fall fashions from the Tan Jay Alia Store. On Thursday, Oct. 12th, the residents entertained a packed Springwater Social Lounge with a variety of sweaters, vests, blazers and tops. It was a “colorful afternoon”.
Niagara On The Lake
On Tuesday, October 3rd the residents enjoyed a lovely Picnic Lunch down by the waterfront in Niagara On The Lake. We then went and saw the play, “Me and My Girl” at the Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara. On the way home, we stopped at the Weston Golf & Country Club for a lovely dinner. All the residents really enjoyed themselves.
Meaford Scarecrow Festival
On Sunday, October 1st, the residents enjoyed a Scenic Country Drive to Meaford. They were met with a town decorated with Scarecrows hanging from lampposts, sitting on benches, displayed in front of City Hall etc. One `live`retired Scarecrow came on board of the Waterford Bus and explained a brief history of this special event. The residents really enjoyed this special outing.
“Ritz & Glitz Fall Hootenany”
On Friday, September 29th, at 3:30 p.m., Marion Wilson, a resident here at The Waterford entertained a packed Springwater Social Lounge with lots of fun, participating songs they all enjoyed. She provided “Mini Chocolate Bars” as prizes for residents that wore “colorful hats” and could name the song she played on the Grand Piano. What a fun afternoon! At 7:00 p.m., “North of 50” and the “Bray Children” played country music on fiddles, violins etc. Last year Vivian Rogers, a resident at the Waterford gave young Jackson Bray her great grandfather’s violin which is over 100 years old. The Children presented Vivian with a lovely bouquet of flowers in appreciation for her generous gift. The residents really enjoyed the variety of music for our first Ritz & Glitz after the summer.
Segwun Boat Cruise
The residents enjoyed a Picnic Lunch in Gravenhurst down by the docks. After their Lunch, they toured the Discovery Museum which had videos and displays of the steamships that travelled through Muskoka Lakes. The residents enjoyed a 2 hour Boat Cruise on the Historical Segwun which is the oldest operating Coal Fired Steamship that was built in 1887.
The residents enjoyed the Annual Simcoe County Museum Quilt Show. Many of our residents still enjoy sewing and quilting and so admired the work that goes into making these amazingly beautiful quilts. It certainly brought back memories to many of the residents when they did quilting with a group at their local church.
On Monday, September 11th, the residents enjoyed a scenic ride to Coldwater where they enjoyed touring the various small cabins at the Coldwater Museum site. Afterwards they enjoyed High Tea, Homemade fresh hot Scones with preserves and cream baked by the volunteers at the Museum.
Celebrating Grandparents Day
On Sunday, September 10th, Storyteller, Robert Graham from Orillia shared stories about our Canadian Beaver and Moose. Robert travelled out west and visited many schools and gave to each student as well as including our residents each a “nickel” to honor our Canadian Beaver. It was lovely to see so many Grandparents and their grandchildren enjoy Robert and his stories.
Barrie Town Crier Steve Travers
On Friday, September 8th, the residents met with Barrie’s Town Crier, Steve Travers at the Barrie Downtown Public Library. With the Town Crier, the residents went on a gentle walk where Steve explained the local history of Barrie. We proceeded on a gentle walk from the Library, past St. Andrew’s Church to the Barrie Jail. He was very informative relating stories of “Sinners, Saints & Heroes” of Barrie. The residents really enjoyed themselves.