Details of Meeting and Events for the 2014/2015 Winter Season

January 14th, 2015 - Special guest speaker will be George Erickson, who for many years was employed as a bush pilot flying all over the Northern parts of Canada. He will be talking about his amazing adventures accompanied by a wonderful slide show. Once again Just Mike will be on hand to provide us with his musical stylings.

February 11th, 2015 - We will have on hand Matt Altro, of Altro Levy and Associates Inc., who will be addressing concerns we have as Canadians spending winters in the United States. He will be touching upon requirements for those wanting to stay longer in the US than what the law limits now; and, US citizens who are married to Canadians and spend their summers in Canada. Entertainment to be determined.

March 11th, 2015 -It is our 4th annual BUNKO tournament – fun evening.

April 8th, 2015 - our wrap up meeting with Bob Slack, President of the Canadian Snowbird Association, informing is about the progress on issues that will be affecting us, in the future, as visitors to the United States. Entertainment will be provided by Just Mike as we say goodbye for yet another year.

Canadian Snowbird Extravaganza - Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 in Lakeland, Florida. Last year we had about 100 people (2 bus loads) go to this event to enjoy Blue chip Canadian talent, attend informative talks, as well as wander through information booths at the Trade Show.

Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Game vs Toronto Maple Leafs - Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Again this year the Tampa Bay Lightning team bus will be transporting us to and from The Villages, Cost per ticket this year will be $75.00 as all Canadian Teams have been elevated to higher price tier due to the popularity of these games.
Note to the Senator fans -They are not in Tampa after November 29
th, 2014.

5th Annual Golf Tournament at Eagle Ridge - March 9th, 2015 with details to follow.

Blue Jays spring training game - to be finalized once their schedule is released.

November 12th, 2014 Meeting - A noted Villages Dermatologist, Dr. Caspar of Alliant Dermatology, will speak to us about the dangers of over exposure to the Sun. We will also have a representative from The Villages Insurance talking to us about the concerns of snowbirds who both own and rent houses in The Villages. Also, our entertainer for the evening will be well known musician, Suzie Casta.

       MERRY CHRISTMAS

You are invited to our Annual Canadian Loonies and Toonies  CHRISTMAS DINNER and DANCE on Wednesday, December 10th at La Hacienda  – doors open for registration at 5:30 p.m.

This year we will be offering a traditional Christmas dinner catered by Cody’s Roadhouse featuring turkey, gravy, glazed ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet rolls and desert for just $10.00 per person.  

Please reply before December 3rd, to let us know if you will be joining us, because we need to give Cody’s the exact number of dinners to prepare.  Also, if you have any dietary concerns such as gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, etc. please let us know so that we can prepare a meal for you as well.

If you are entertaining guests and would like to bring them along, to help us celebrate the Festive Season, they are more than welcome but will have to pay an additional $5.00 per person membership fee at the door (the same as our members who rent for one month).
We have been informed, by one of Santa’s elves, that a reporter from the Daily Sun will be attending in order to write a story about; “How Canadians celebrate Christmas in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown”.

Once again this year we ask for you to support Santa Claus, Ray Conley, with his mission to deliver toys to underprivileged, handicapped and exceptional children in the tri-county area.  Please bring an unwrapped new toy for this amazing gentleman who has been doing this for over 50 years. Santa Claus will be joining us for most of the evening so bring your camera!

Also, we will continue to support the Wildwood Food Bank and the Shepherd’s Lighthouse so please bring non perishable, not expired, food for collection at the door and any used clothing or household items you may want to get rid of.
To help us enjoy the evening our favorite Villages entertainer Mike Palma “Just Mike” (now of Katie Belle’s fame) will be joining us with his musical stylings. 
We will have signup sheets available for our springtime events – Canadian Snowbird Extravaganza; Toronto Maple Leaf/Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Game; 5th annual Golf Tournament; and Toronto Blue Jay/Houston Astro Spring Training Game at Disney World – more info to come in the next few days.
We look forward to seeing you on the 10th.
Dave and Pat