Thursday, December 8, 2016

SMUG's LAST PERFORMANCE 2016 AT 501 QUEEN MERRY CHRISTMAS

Well here we are at 501 Queen where we have performed so many times before. A great audience of full of fun types who seemed to enjoy our Christmas program. I think there were 20 in the audience for this evening performance, but there were 25 SMUGGERS out for the first time ever. Kathleen Wells said we were awesome and that's what we want to hear.Shirley Jorgenson, who coordinates the various entertainment for the home introduced us at 7 o'clock and we never looked back until we finished the program at 8 o'clock. At that time we all sang Happy Birthday to Kelly who will become a bit older in January, but Mom and Dad are going to be in Florida then so we did a very special celebration tonight. Kelly was surprised for sure. Many great comments after the performance from the residents were very well appreciated by us all.
May I say how heart-warming it was for me to have such a great turnout of SMUGGERS for this final event. Only sorry there wasn't adequate room for all to properly participate.Having said thet, the singing was beautiful.....congratulations on a wonderful effort by everyone.










Thursday, December 1, 2016

SMUG'S CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE AT THE MOUNT

Sister Mary Deighan and Kendal  harmonizing

Today SMUG was proud to be invited back to The Mount to offer the residents a taste of Christmas on this the first day of December.A good turn out of residents sang and clapped for us for an hour. Many residents dropped by following the performance to thank us for coming on this,another day of terrible weather on PEI. Sister Mary was in her usual form and made us all feel at home with her genuine charm. Sister Mary and I grew up on the same street in Summerside and indeed one of her brothers and I went to school together and were Air Cadets for several years at Summerside Air Base. It was our pleasure to bring a bit of Christmas music to these appreciative residents.

Monday, November 28, 2016

SMUG APPEARS 7th CONSECUTIVE YEAR AT FIRST BAPTIST COMMUNITY DINNER

We enjoyed the first winter storm of 2016 tonight as 20 Smuggers made it out through the weather to participate in our 7th Community Dinner at First Baptist Church. While the turnout for the supper was not quite as large as past years, they were an enthusiastic group who enjoyed singing along with our Christmas Music.SMUG was treated to a lovely Turkey dinner as well and hopefully everyone made it home safely over the terrible slushy roads. Our thanks to the people at First Baptist who always make us feel so welcome at their annual dinner.
All of the photos taken have been published here and can be enlarged by double-clicking.










Saturday, October 1, 2016

A THOUSAND WELCOMES.......GREAT TO BE BACK IN 2016



Our first Gathering in the fall 2016 and how good it was to be getting together again. We started on page one of our regular songbook and sang and strummed for almost two hours.......those old familiar songs we love so well.It was wonderful to have Janet MacQuarrie and David Stewart join us for the first time.Two very accomplished ukulele players that we hope to see a lot more of on Saturday mornings.

The highlight of the morning was Barry's Chocolate Chip Muffins and Cinnamon Sugar Cookies that were loved by all. Wonderful of Barry to get up and bake them at 5 o'clock to be sure they were fresh. Leah, are you ever lucky!

A great turnout for the first go in the fall when we know so many are away. Can't wait until next week to finish the Regular Songbook......maybe?















Monday, August 22, 2016

A 70th ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE TO KEN AND MARION




Today the residents of Andrews of Stratford had a party to honour their friends Ken and Marion Richards on the occasion of their 70th Wedding Anniversary coming up on Wednesday, the 31st of August. Most of Ken and Marion's family were also present for the occasion and WineSing played a few tunes (as our leader, Ann Campbell would say)
and serenaded the group for an hour before refreshments were served. Karen Forbes had everything in readiness when the guests arrived and during the performance Ann sang their special song, one of the golden oldies from 1940, "If I Had My Way" Marion and Ken were both gracious in their remarks of thanking everyone for the fine tribute.