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Pleasant Times Social Club
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 12:00pm
Contact pleasanttimes@mpca.ca

 

July was time for our annual pizza picnic in the community park. The group started to gather

about 10:30 that Wednesday morning and three bocce games were quickly started. Others

watched the action and chatted with their neighbours. Just as the pizza arrived, the wind picked

up and a light rain started. That didn’t stop the fun – we just moved inside and enjoyed the

delicious 4 th Street pizza, Caesar salad, and desserts brought by those on the phone invitation list.

Many thanks to the New Horizons For Seniors federal grant for funding our lunches, MPCA for

giving us the use of the Upper Hall, and especially all of the volunteers who make them possible.

We learned a hard lesson last year when we realized we had to rent our bocce field from The

City of Calgary. An extra expense but well worth the chance to enjoy some time outdoors.

 

Plans are underway for our fall after-lunch entertainment. We hope to have another community

author come to our lunch, have at least one of our participants share some vacation photos,

perhaps show a movie, and, of course, Serge Soucy will play and sing at our special December

lunch. If you’d like to join us after lunch, contact Linda for information on our planned

entertainment.

 

We’re happy to see the increased number of people who come to our lunches and especially to

hear the volume of conversation. These lunches started to give community residents age 60 and

over a social opportunity, a reason to get out of their houses, renew old friendships, and make

new ones. That said, we know there are more people living in the community who would enjoy

meeting their neighbours and a hot meal each month. We just can’t find you! If you are age 60

or over, live in Mount Pleasant or if you know of someone like this, please get in touch with

Linda at (403) 289-8390 or pleasanttimes@mpca.ca. You’ll learn about our lunches, day trips,

exercise class, book club, and games session – all good ways to expand your world. If you need

a ride, we’ll arrange that for you. We look forward to seeing new as well as familiar faces at our

get-togethers.

 

Pleasant Times Social Club – For All Adults We’re rebranding ourselves! Back in the distant past, for reasons long forgotten, we labelled our

activities as being for “seniors.” This doesn’t really apply as most of our activities (exercise

class, games, day trips, book club) are for adults of all ages. Only the monthly lunches are

limited to those age 60 and above. Even this is flexible. If you are interested in volunteering

for our activities and are age 55 or older, you’re welcome to join us for the lunches. There

are lots of volunteer opportunities. Do you like to work with computers? With money?

Identifying and planning outings? If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Linda at 403 289-

8390 or pleasanttimes@mpca.ca.

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    Except the forth Wednesday of the month We all need a break at least once a week to relax and chat with other adults.  Join us every Wednesday afternoon from 1:15 to 3:15 in the Upper Hall, 602 22 Ave. NW for games of your choice.  Our games are for fun only – we're not overly competitive and we do like to enjoy some conversation while we play. There are lots of options to choose from: bridge Scrabble crib euchre dominoes indoor badminton (if you'd like to get moving) In summer, we can go outside for bocce and horseshoes. Of course, we're eager to learn other games. If you would like to introduce one to the group, please bring any supplies needed and teach us the basics. We'll supply the coffee, tea, and water.  If you'd like to bring a donation for the Food Bank, we'll add it to MPCA's food drive boxes. If you have any questions or would like to join us, please contact Linda at lohanlon@telus.net or (403) 289-8390.