Remembrance Day is a day to remember all of the sacrifices made by men and women who have served our country. We gather to honor and remember. On Saturday November 11th at 10:00 am, we hosted our annual Waterford Remembrance Day ceremony. Over 125 residents, family members, community members and staff gathered together for a very touching and meaningful service. Thank you to all of the residents who participated in the service and also a big thank you to Gwen Chaijkoski for sharing her amazing talent on the piano, and Father Blair Peever, who makes our Service a priority every year and looks forward to being a part of this tradition. There was a true reverence in the atmosphere and not many dry eyes around as we took the time to honor and remember. Thank you to all of our Veterans, for your sacrifice, thank you for our freedom. Later that evening we also had another Waterford Tradition upheld, The Cadets have adopted The Waterford as part of their Remembrance Day. A Team of Cadets arrived in their uniforms to serve our residents in their dining rooms during their dinner service. The resident always look forward to their visit. Thank you to the Parkinson family for making this a possibility each year.
During the festive Halloween season all of the different Waterford Kingston departments participate in an annual “Pumpkin Carving/Decorating contest”. Residents and staff get a chance to vote for their favourite pumpkin! This years winner was Housekeeping and Maintenance! They won a lovely Pizza Party for their department! congratulations and thank you to everyone for participating in the carving/ decorating and for residents for your voting! The comment I heard was that ” The pumpkins this year, were the best ever, what a terrific effort put in by everyone”.
Annually, we have a lovely tradition of a Staff “Pumpkin” baking contest! Staff sign up and entered their creative dessert, that must contain pumpkin. The Bistro was set up with all of the treats, staff and residents tasted and voted for their favourite baked item! This is always a very fun event for everyone! Congratulations to our Winners, Heidi in First Place, Joanne in Second and Danielle in Third place!
We took a lovely fall colors bus trip to “The County” to visit one of Picton’s Newest Micro Breweries! The Prince Eddy’s Brewery was a wonderful destination! Aaron and his team, we most accommodating and very educational. We enjoyed a ploughman’s lunch and beer tasting in their lovely lobby area and after lunch we had a private tour by the Brew Master and his Assistant. The beer was very tasty and we all received a true ” Beer-ducation”. Thank you so much Prince Eddy’s for such a memorable day! During the question and answer period, after the tour, the funniest question to the brew master was ” If you drink beer all day as you are needing to sample to ensure that the product is where it should be at, then how is it that you don’t have a Beer Belly?”