Social Club

Social Club

July 27 – Annual Barbecue and Bocce Ball Tournament
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Time to start crafting.  Book your table by September 1
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Thanks to everyone who helped make the Spring Brunch on Saturday, April 13, a pleasant time for all.
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The Social Club wanted to start the new year off with a special event, and decided to celebrate 2024, the Year of the Dragon, with a Chinese New Year Dinner. Everyone enjoyed their individual combination dinners, as well as the special gift bags. Jae was the 50/50 winner for the night.
 
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Our annual Trim the Tree event with appetizers and desserts was enjoyed by all.
We celebrate the winners of our gift baskets draw.
Congratulations to:
Terry Vandorp and Anne Wise
A big Thank You to all who participated in the draw!
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The Social Club is always busy organizing social functions, fundraising, and handling Clubhouse rentals. For those new to the complex, the proceeds of the Social Club fundraisers have fully equipped the Clubhouse with folding tables and chairs, china, stemware, flatware, table cloths and even the two wooden benches in front of the Clubhouse.

See the calendar in the Clubhouse mail room for meeting dates–see you there!

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Exercises at the Clubhouse
Now that the pool is closed, we are exploring exercise routines to find one that will work for many of us.
We are meeting at the clubhouse Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9 am.
Everyone welcome.
For more information, contact Carol Josey.
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BOCCE BALL TOURNAMENT–JULY 22, 2023
It was a lovely warm evening for the 2023 Barbecue and Bocce Ball Tournament.  The Court proved challenging for both out new players and those who have participated in previous years.  Players enjoyed the challenge, and, from all accounts, a good time was had by all, including those watching from the sidelines.  As always, there were great conversations, and everyone enjoyed the fabulous assortment of food from the pot luck dinner.
The following awards went to:
2023 Bocce Ball Winners: Anne-Marie Saunders and Carol Josey
Most Sportsmanlike Team Award: Ken Genge and Lari Powell
You “Quacked Us Up” Award: Anne-Marie Saunders
“Stick with Gardening” Award: Maureen Bernard and Garry Jackson
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Christmas in the Clubhouse

Christmas in the Clubhouse was a successful festive event this year.  Everyone enjoyed Dave Turner’s Christmas piano music and the carol singers, as well as a verygenerous Chinese food combination dinner. Betty Bartlett won the 50/50 draw, and Darlene Reston won the Santa gift from under the tree.

Many thanks to the Social Committee for decorating the clubhouse and organizing this cozy time for the community to get together.

 

 

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Many thanks to all, as Coventry Woods residents have been extremely generous with their donations to the food bank.
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The 2022 Christmas Craft Fair and Bake Sale was a tremendous success.
Coventry Woods has many talented people living in our community.  This was evident on Saturday, November 5 at the Craft Fair and Bake Table.  Not only did we have a fabulous amount of baked goods donated to the Bake Table, there was also a chance for residents to browse the different Craft tables, and start their Christmas shopping!  There was a wide range of goods to be offered by the different vendors.   The following pictures will give those of you who were not able to attend the Craft Fair, an idea of what the different vendors were displaying.
Thank you to the many people who supported this festive event and generously donated baked goods as well as purchasing tickets for the fabulous Gift Basket Raffle.  Tickets for the Gift Basket Raffle were $5 each, with the chance to win a gift basket valued over $200.  Congratulations to our gift basket winners, Erica Tucker and Karl Abraham.

 

 

 

Coventry Woods Social Club Newsletter – August 20, 2022

The Roofing Project is now almost 99% complete.  What a difference the new roofs and gutter systems have made.  Owners are saying that it has not only improved the look of their home, but also the value of their home. Congratulations to the Roofing Committee (Brenda Wilson, Jack Van Dyke, Jae Smigel, and Ed Kennedy) for the fine job of keeping us informed as the work on our roofs was progressing with Cambie Roofing.

The Social Club has set aside dates for Happy Hours and special Social Events.  Happy Hours will now be every other Friday.  Everyone is welcome to drop by the Clubhouse, bring your own beverage and a small snack, and join in on conversation, play a game of pool, or participate in special event Fridays.  Now is the time to join in on the fun, socialize, and meet your new neighbours.

The next Social Club meeting is Wednesday, September 7 at 1:00 pm in the Clubhouse.  You are welcome.  Please bring your ideas along and help us plan future events.

Mark your Calendars for the following dates:

Happy Hours on Friday – September 2, 16, 30, October 14 and 28, November 11 and 25, December 2, 16, and 30

Friday, September 16 – Happy Hour and Bingo Night (Dave Turner, Bingo Caller)

Saturday, November 5 – Craft Fair and Bake Sale

Friday, November 25 – Happy Hour and Decorate the Christmas Tree

Friday, November 25 – Starting Collection for the Food Bank

Saturday, December 10 – Christmas in the Clubhouse

Notices and sign up sheets will be posted in the Mailroom for all special events other than Happy Hours.  Happy Hours begin at 4:30 pm, where special events generally start at 5:00 pm.

 

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July 23, was a bright sunny day, and our first Barbecue and Bocce Ball Tournament since 2019.  The Barbecues were fired up and everyone enjoyed their dinner.  The Bocce Ball Tournament was a success, with several novice players, as well as those returning to the game.   Pictures of residents taking home trophies was posted on the Clubhouse door and the Coventry Woods website.  Two lovely baskets filled with wine and all kinds of goodies, were raffled off.  Congratulations to the winners of the Bocce Ball and the basket raffle.

Thanks to the Social Club for organizing the Bocce tournament and Barbecue. We had a great time on a beautiful evening.  Congratulations to Bocce champions Pam Cowan and Wayne Bernard.

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Coventry Woods Social Club Newsletter

May 11, 2022

The Social Club has set aside the following dates for Happy Hours and special Social Events.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.  Now is the time to join in on the fun, socialize, and meet your new neighbours.

 

Mark your Calendars for the following dates:

Saturday, June 25 – Games Night (more details to follow)

Friday, July 8 – Happy Hour

Saturday, July 23 – Barbecue and Bocce Ball (for the Novice)

 

Notices and sign up sheets will be posted in the Mailroom for all special events other than the Happy Hours.  Happy Hours begin at 4:30 pm, where special events generally start at 5:00 pm.

 

The first social event of the year, after our two year hiatus, was a Pizza Night. Food was great, conversation was stimulating, and prizes were won.  The lucky people to win a bottle of wine were Carol Josey, #9 and Laurie Floden, #87.  The 50/50 winner was Dona Klyn.  Congratulations to all!  Maybe next time, you could be the winner!!

 

A suggestion was put forward that a Book Club start up sometime in the fall.  If you would like to join, stay tuned for further information.

 

There was also a suggestion to start a Coffee/Tea Hour one morning every other week.  At this point in time we have not established the day of the week or time.  A notice will be posted soon inviting residents to bring their coffee/tea and join in on the conversation.

 

Many of you will remember the successful Craft Fair we held two years ago in the Clubhouse.  We have many extremely talented people in our complex and this is an opportunity for them to display their talents.  We are setting the date of Saturday, November 5th for our 2022 Coventry Woods Craft Fair.   Exhibitor tables are open to owners and their family members.  Further information regarding the Craft Fair and a sign-up sheet for exhibitors will be posted shortly.  On November 5th, owners, their relatives, and their friends are welcome to attend this festive event.

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 The Social Club have decorated the tree, the mantel and put up some wreaths in the Clubhouse and mailroom.  All in all, it’s looking quite festive.  The exterior lights have been turned on as well, and the front entrance is well lit and festive.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE FOOD BANK DRIVE!
Thanks to our volunteers!
The Coventry Woods Social Club members distributed “Thank You” gifts and cards to all the volunteers in appreciation of the many hours spent enhancing our community.  The gifts were on behalf of the Strata Council and Social Club.
When the pandemic is over, the Social Club will be planning lots of events again.  We are always encouraging all residents to join us as we are a fun bunch and love new ideas!

 

The Social Club is always busy organizing social functions, fundraising, and handling Clubhouse rentals. For those new to the complex, the proceeds of the Social Club fundraisers have fully equipped the Clubhouse with folding tables and chairs, china, stemware, flatware, table cloths and even the two wooden benches in front of the Clubhouse.

The Social Club Members:

Dianne Stewart

Ruth Genge

Carol Josey

Brenda Wilson

Kay & Dave Turner

Bev Nathaniel

Thordis McRae

Margo Brown

 

We always welcome new members and appreciate new ideas.

See the calendar in the Clubhouse mail room for meeting dates–see you there!

 

For Clubhouse Rentals, please contact: Dianne 604-888-6046

or alternate Ruth 604-888-9321

 

See Clubhouse Rentals Link for more informaton.