February 19th - Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa
With the NHL back in action we have booked 55 first level seats at the Tampa
Bay Forum to see the hometown Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Toronto Maple
Leafs at 7:30 pm Tuesday February 19, 2013.
The cost for the game ticket and bus is $65 per person.
Please notify us as soon as possible if you would like to attend by
Karen Morrison our event co-ordinator or Tel - (352) 674-9251 or back to
us and we will forward and advise how you can get the monies to her as she
has charged the tickets and the bus to her personal credit card.
Buss will leave at 4:30 that day and be back in The Villages approximately 2
hours after the game ends.
If you are a Leaf fan this is a great opportunity to cheer them on and if
you are not - you can become a Tampa Bay fan which is easy to do once you
watch Steve Stamkos play a shift or 2.
ANOTHER GREAT INFORMATION PACKED MEETING
L&T members were treated to a great February special event meeting with 300 to
400 people attending, including 40 new members who heard Jerry Gironda from the
Royal Bank of Canada detail what has happened since the transition of RBC from a
brick and mortar bank to a virtual bank and how they are now conducting
business. David Altro from Altro Law in Montreal [offices in Toronto,
Vancouver, Florida and Arizona] - author of the books Owning US Real Estate "The
Canadian Way", explained the different options of owning property in the US and
what validity we have with our Canadian Wills and Powers of Attorney documents.
We had a very successful 50/50 collecting $ 560. We distributed three $75 prizes
to Edmund Pfahl of Ottawa, Ont.; Brian MacLennan hailing from Burlington, Ont;
and Dwight Johnson here from Berwick, NS. and our special Moncton Bankroll Prize
of 55 one dollar bills to Roy Israelson who resides in Kingston, Ont. when not
Jerry Gironda graciously donated 2 sets of Tampa Bay Lightning Tickets for March
7 against the Winnipeg Jets. The winners were Matt Bray, London, Ont. and Carol
Clarke of London, Ont.
March is our tournament month consisting of our 3rd annual golf tournament on
March 11 at Eagle Ridge - wait list signups are still being taken and our 2nd
annual Bunko Tournament on March 13 at La Hacienda run by Heather and Herman
Janssen and Belle and Howard Kizell - hope to see you at one of these events.
Panic Subsides -
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January 30th - Canadian
Snowbird Extravaganza in Lakeland
We are going to organize a bus trip to this event for January 30, 2013 - Pat
and I attended last year with our spouses and experienced a great event that
featured legendary Canadian Entertainers like, Rich Little, Peter Appleyard,
Jimmy Flynn, Bowser and Blue, Frank Mills and others - this year The Toronto
All Star Big Band will join the cast of entertainment [and then follow up
with a performance at the Church in the Square on January 31]. We were able
to enjoy all of the acts as they each have 2 shows a day in 2 different
venues at the exposition center.
The Extravaganza also features a table top exhibit for vendors who have
services and products aimed at making our snowbird existence in Florida more
We now (Jan 5) have 2 buses and room for about 30 more people - so if you
having been thinking about it let me know as soon as possible- the cost is $
20 per person for round trip bus ride to Lakeland leaving at 8 am and
getting back about 6 pm - admission to the Extravaganza is complimentary.
A great time was had by all.
January 31st - Toronto All Star Band
Swing, Swing, Swing! Featuring The Toronto All-Star Big Band - A Rousing
Presentation by the TORONTO ALL-STAR BIG BAND! Immerse yourself in this
delectable smorgasbord of swing music as only trumpets, "bones", "phones",
drums, keys and great vocals can deliver! Armed with brilliant programming,
slick choreography and witty cultural nostalgia, this vibrant cast of
awesome young talent has earned its position at the top of the list of
presenters throughout Ontario and in the U.S.
Attendees reported that it was a great show, wouldn't have missed it for the
world and would go back and see it again if they get the chance.
March 22nd - Take me out to the Ball Game
Our 3rd annual trip to Dunedin this year to see the Toronto Blue Jays in
Spring Training will be Friday March 22, 2013 play against American League
Eastern Division rivals -Boston Red Sox.
The Blue Jays this year promise to be contenders for not only the playoffs
but also World Series with all of the exiting off season trades and
acquisitions they have made.
We have reserved 57 tickets along the first base side under the canopy [last
2 years it got a wee bit hot where we sat] and have reserved a bus for the
trip. The cost this year is $ 50 which includes the bus trip and game ticket
- we are hoping to once again play some sort of trivia game on the ride down
contact me by email (<-Click ) or sign up starting this Wednesday at our
January meeting - you can either pay cash or by cheque [made out to Dave
Horsman -as all has been charged to my personal credit card].
Pat Irving and Dave Horsman (Your Executive Committee)