Thank you for the great pics, Darcy Finlay (of Finley Photography). And Karen Wall has come through again with a nice piece to accompany them.Editor
To finish out the 2021-2022 year, the Heritage Group (HG) held a spring luncheon at the Prairie’s Edge Restaurant in Kildonan Park on June 2, 2022. The 25 attendees were treated to a private dining area where we could easily walk around, visit and chat with each other, without feeling like we were disturbing other restaurant diners.
In consultation with the HG Social Committee, the Prairie’s Edge developed a special menu for us with an eclectic variety of entrees, as well as options for soup, salad and dessert. The service was prompt and efficient, and several comments were made about the warmth and friendliness of the servers.
Our Chair, Leslie Walsh, brought greetings from the Executive and shared some of the plans for next year’s HG topics, speakers and gatherings.
As well, the HG members in attendance voted in favour of giving the Social Committee a financial budget for some of its work, particularly door prizes. Prior to out first gathering in September, the Social Committee will meet and develop some parameters around what would be a reasonable budget, and for what such a budget would be used. These parameters will be presented at the September HG Meeting for approval.
As usual, we had some prizes—a few from the Social Committee—and another couple, thanks to Michael Joyal and Elena Grinshteyn, from the RRC Polytech Development Office. However, rather than having a door prize draw, Social Committee Chair, Karen Wall, felt that people should “earn” the prizes. Two Trivia Questionnaires were presented to the attendees: one about 50s and 60s music, and one about Canadian Prime Ministers. These questionnaires garnered lots of discussion and friendly banter, but in the end the most knowledgeable attendees got the prizes!
After lots of warm summer goodbyes, the group left the event feeling upbeat and rejuvenated about the 2022-2023 version of the RRC Polytech Heritage Group, starting in the fall.
See you in September! (a song by The Happenings, 1966)
Social Committee Chair