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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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 email@example.com.