Widowed Friends Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary – What A Day!

Widowed Friends LogoIn two short years, Stephanie and Dorothy have worked very hard to transform the original vision of creating a warm, caring and supportive group for widows and widowers into a large, ever-growing and evolving community.  A capacity crowd confirmed how successful their vision has become as they came together May 28th to help celebrate the group’s second anniversary.  It was a great opportunity for members to get together with new and old friends, reacquaint themselves with others they hadn’t seen for a while and to reflect on how quickly the group has grown and changed.

As a token of appreciation for Dorothy and Stephanie’s ongoing hard work and dedication, two lovely bouquets of flowers were presented to them (with thanks to Melody S for providing the beautiful bouquets).

Thanks also to Dominic for DJing the after party!

As part of the event, many members generously contributed tinned and packaged foods to the Food For Life food bank. The donation weighed in at 140 lbs and was greatly appreciated by the food bank as it has  experienced a drop in donations and is in need of food to sort and distribute. Thank you to all!

Pictures of the great afternoon are here – just click on any picture to open the slide show.

 

 

 

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We Are Growing & Growing & Growing…….

Once a month, Widowed Friends of Halton members come together for a Sunday afternoon of fun, socializing and great food. At last week’s event, forty-four members attended and 5 new members joined.

Many thanks to Henny for donating some pieces of her wonderful artwork to the raffle table and congratulations to Melody and Joanne for winning them!

Our next big get together is on May 28th and is our second anniversary celebration dinner. Be sure to purchase your ticket soon as seating is limited. It’s hard to believe two years have almost passed since our first, small get together – please come and help us celebrate our members and our growth!

Check out the pictures from last Sunday’s event – just click on a picture to open the slide show.

 

Happy Birthday To Us!

Hard to believe almost two years have passed since our first little get together in May 2015.  With around 20 attendees at the first event, we never thought that two years later there would be more than 225 members and we would keep steadily growing.

We are very grateful to our members for their support, encouragement and positive outlook over the past two years and we look forward to the future, building together an even stronger welcoming community for widows and widowers.

Come and help us celebrate our second anniversary May 28th at the Quality Suites Hotel – this event is open to Widowed Friends members, their guests and family.

Date:  Sunday, May 28th 2017

Where: Quality Suites Hotel, 754 Bronte Rd. Oakville (just south of the QEW,on the west side of Bronte Rd).  The event will be held in the upper ballroom

Time: 4:00pm -5:30pm – Meet & Mingle (Cash bar)

5:30pm – Dinner including:

Hor d’oeuvres

Roast Beef & Atlantic Salmon

Salad, Vegetables, Desserts, Soft drinks, Coffee & Tea

Cost: $40pp  – Tickets can be purchased from Stephanie & Dorothy or by E transfer widowedfriendsofhalton@gmail.com
Security Question:  anniversary Answer: celebration.  Please purchase your tickets as soon as possible as we have limited seating.
 
Raffle:  Baskets of goodies – be sure to bring a few extra dollars to enter to win one of 5 prizes

Donate:  We are supporting the Food For Life food drive. Please bring a food item with you to the dinner so we can help those in the Halton community who are hungry. The most needed items are canned meat, canned fruit, canned beans, canned vegetables and individually packaged snacks (ideally peanut free). We will ensure your donated items are taken to the Food For Life depot for redistribution. Thank you.