2019 HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AT ASSINIBOIA DOWNS
Forty Heritage Group members and their guests attended the annual Heritage Group Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in the Terrace Dining Room at Assiniboia Downs. The experience at the Downs last year was such a success that our Heritage group members voted unanimously to return for this year’s festivities.
Again, the luncheon provided by the Terrace Room chef and his staff was outstanding… seasonal, tasty and plentiful! The meal included cold choices such as signature salads, vegetable trays, cheeses, pickles and fresh rolls. The hot buffet included perogies, cabbage rolls, meatballs with mushroom gravy, roast turkey with savoury stuffing, carved ham, garlic mashed potatoes, and a selection of hot vegetables. The meal finished with a selection of desserts, including fresh fruit and cheesecakes.
Prior to dining, our very own reindeer, Heritage Group Chair Leslie Walsh (see photo), brought holiday greetings to all in attendance. Leslie thanked the group for their enthusiasm, encouragement and commitment to the Heritage Group on a year-round basis. Our door prizes this year included boxes of chocolates and some lovely ceramic pieces created by our own Steve Lipischak. Courtesy of RRC, we also had an RRC mug, two RRC fancy pens and a Bluetooth speaker. You’ll never guess who won the Bluetooth speaker…. our very own Heritage Group reindeer!
Lots of warm fellowship, animated chatting and enthusiastic laughter could be heard throughout the event as everyone relaxed and enjoyed their meal and the companionship. Again this year, many people commented upon leaving that the Downs was the perfect place for our Holiday Luncheon and we should just make it our permanent holiday luncheon site.