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AWOL Monthly Events
Contact Kathleen Holland @ 519-471-2177 July/August 2018
Out of town events are highlighted in blue.
AWOL events are women-only events.
Friday July 6th @ 7:00 PM – AWOL Sunfest Outing – If you enjoy vibrant Caribbean music and lots of arts/craft exhibitors, this is a festival for you! Meet us in Victoria Park on the right (north) side of the Band Shell (near the ladies’ room). We will be there in time to hear an all-women band from Cuba called Morena Son. Click here for details and to listen to them:https://www.sunfest.on.ca/#lineup. Please RSVP to me by Thursday the 5th email@example.com so that we know to keep an eye out for you. Bring your comfy lawn chair (optional), water bottle and $$ to buy food/art/CDs/etc.)
Friday July 27th @ 6 PM – London Pride Festival – Join us for our big outdoor celebration of the year – the Pride Festival in Victoria Park!! There will be vendors, entertainers, and of course, lots of members of the LGBT community with whom to mix & mingle. Let us know if you’d like to join us by sending an RSVP to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday the 26th.
Sunday July 29th @ 11 AM – AWOL in the Pride Parade – Come out if you’d like to walk with us in the London Pride Parade that starts at 12:30 PM @ Western Fair District parking lot where the route travels along Queens Ave to Wellington Road and ends in Victoria Park. RSVP to me email@example.com by Friday the 27th. Dress in your favourite rainbow-coloured clothing or draped in a Pride flag and don’t forget your camera and water bottle!!
Saturday August 25th @ 11:30 AM – AWOL Boating and Beach Fun – Come out for another trip down the St. Clair River on the Duc D’Orleans! Hosted this year by Rae and Bonnie: We would like to invite you all to Sarnia for a luncheon boat cruise. Later that day, we will be going to Canatara Beach (one of Ontario's top beaches) for an afternoon of fun along the shores of Lake Huron and a BBQ potluck. Come for the whole day and enjoy the cruise and the BBQ! Or, if you can't make it to both, only come for half the day! Boat Cruise Instructions (11:30 am until 2 pm). http://www.ducdorleans.com/schedule/. 1. Contact the Duc D'Orleans boat cruise company and book your tickets (Toll-Free: 1-888-493-9941). Mention you want to sit at the AWOL table for the luncheon. The company only accepts checks and cash the day of the cruise. Tickets are $25 per person for a 2-hour cruise and luncheon. Seats fill up so reserve ASAP. 2. Contact me (Rae) to tell me once you have booked your seats on the boat, so I know how many to expect. Would you be willing to drive another member? Do you need a ride? 3. Show up at 11:30 am with cash or check in hand at the Duc D'Orleans boarding area in Sarnia (297 Front Street North) on Saturday, August 25. The lunch cruise runs from 12 pm to 2 pm. THE DUC D'ORLEANS IS HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE. PARKING AT THE DOCK IS FREE. Beach and BBQ Potluck Instructions (2 pm until 8 pm). City of Sarnia - About Canatara Park 1. Contact me (Rae) by email prior to Saturday, August 25 to indicate you are coming. Would you be willing to drive another member? Do you need a ride? 2. Bonnie and I will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, condiments, and buns. We will have a list of other items that other members can bring to the bbq. Bonnie and I will have coolers to store items that need chilling. Label all your food containers. 3. Bring your own drinks to the BBQ. Remember, this event is being held in a public park. 4. Bring your potluck contribution, drinks, a beach chair, a towel, beach toys, bug spray, suntan lotion, and any other item you may want at the beach. 5. In addition to a gorgeous beach, Canatera Park has many activities available (bike paths, walks, a small lake, a small petting zoo). Plan your day with a bit of research. 6. Bonnie and I will grill hamburgers and hot dogs at about 5:30 pm near to the beach. Dinner will be served at or near the beach. THERE ARE NO FEES FOR ENTRANCE TO THE PARK NOR FOR PARKING. In Case of Rain The Duc has covered seating so light rain should not deter the trip. The BBQ will be canceled in the event of poor weather. Please email me, Rae (firstname.lastname@example.org) to tell me if you are coming and that you have booked your boat cruise tickets. Thanks! – Rae
Saturday September 8th @ 6 PM – AWOL Bonfire – Come one, come all. We’re so looking forward to hosting our first AWOL bonfire of 2018. We had a new deck built earlier in the summer and a privacy fence that is scheduled for August…and wanted all projects to be completed to welcome you back to our yard. We hope you can make it another outstanding gathering around the fire. Please bring your favourite bonfire treats to toast – we’ll provide marshmallows and (meat) wieners. But by all means, bring whatever you would love to cook over an open flame on a skewer! BYOB. And as a backup plan if it rains, we’ll just host the party indoors, minus the flames…so we’d just ask you to bring munchies to share. Please RSVP to me @ email@example.com by Thursday the 6th.