(licensed event with a cash bar)
Wednesday, July 24
12:00pm-Menu: Caribbean Coleslaw, Coconut Curry Chicken, Macaroni Pie, Mixed Beans, Banana Bread Pudding, Coffee and Tea.
1:00pm Entertainment will be provided by the Nepean Panharmonics Steel Band.
Deadline for ticket purchase is July 22 by 3pm.
Friday, July 26
Entertainment will be provided by Bern Forestell. Cake, ice-cream, coffee or tea will be served after the show. There is no charge for members celebrating birthdays; $4 for all others. Guest tickets are available at Front Reception on the day of the party. The birthday party is brought to you by First Memorial Funeral Services.
Repeat Performance Fashion Show and Tea
Wednesday, August 14
We will be having a fashion show to showcase the wonderful selection of clothing and accessories found in our one and only Repeat Performance store. The dessert will feature White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake, Coffee and Tea.
Deadline for ticket purchase is August 12 by 3pm.
6th Annual Pride BBQ Lunch
Tuesday, August 20
12:00pm Menu: Harisa Chicken, Vegetable Couscous, Mixed Greens Salad, Tomato and Cucumber Salad, Lentil Salad, Rainbow Cake, Coffee and Tea.
1:00pm Entertainment will be provided by the Queertet, your Ottawa-based gay male quartet, singing in primarily barbershop style.
Deadline for ticket purchase is August 16 by 3pm.
Friday, August 23
Entertainment will be provided by Charles Gregoire. Cake, ice-cream, coffee or tea will be served after the show. There is no charge for members celebrating birthdays; $4 for all others. Guest tickets are available at Front Reception on the day of the party. The birthday party is brought to you by First Memorial Funeral Services.
Day Trip- SOLD OUT
Kingston, ON (Smooth 70’s Lunch Cruise)
Tuesday, August 27
9:00am – 6:30pm
Cost: $105 (non-members pay $10 extra per person)
Motorcoach transportation (depart from and return to TGC)
Visit to the Kingston Farmer’s Market
Enjoy a three-hour ‘Heart of the Islands’ cruise throughout the world famous, scenic 1000 Islands region aboard the glass-covered, climate-controlled Island Star
Three course lunch
Musical entertainment by Spencer Evans, singing the best pop-rock hits of the 1970s
Alan P. Sentance Educational Seminars
Seminars at The Good Companions are free. Members and non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please register in person or call Front Reception. Parking available.
Visit our website: www.thegoodcompanions.ca
The Good Companions – Seniors’ Centre
670 Albert St, Ottawa, ON, K1R 6L2
OC Transpo bus Routes: 8, 16, 41, 85, 86, 87, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
Canadian Patriotic Songs & Anthems
Presented by Brian McGurrin
Wednesday, August 21
Free OC Transpo rides for seniors on Wednesdays
10:00 – 11:00am
“Way down upon de Swanee Ribber, far, far away….” It’s no secret that many Floridians became increasingly repelled by the racist lyrics of their official State song (Stephen Foster’s Old Folks at Home), with lines such as, “darkies….still longin’ for the old plantation…” Surely, the function of an anthem is to inspire a sense of unity and pride by evoking the history and traditions and struggles of an entire province or nation, not just those belonging to a majority culture or belonging to a particular ethnicity or language or gender. But that can be difficult to accomplish. To what extent do Canadians share a common history and culture? What is the origin of O Canada, and how did it come to be fully accepted as our “National” anthem?