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Anniversary Dinner 2011
Posted 8 Mar, 2011
Summerlea's annual anniversary dinner took place at 6 PM Saturday, 5 March. This was the 58th anniversary of the opening of the Summerlea church building in 1952 - it would normally be held in the fall of 2010, but was delayed (as it was last year) because of all the activities that take place in the fall.

The dinner consisted of soup (slurping optional), Summerlea tourtières (world famous or reasonably well known), baked beans (fêves au lard), salad, dessert and tea or coffee.

Following the delicious meal, all repaired to the sanctuary to enjoy a very varied and enjoyable variety show. The performers, all Summerlea folk, presented the following events:
Zacchaeus Was His Name
Nature Boy
Indercella
My Favourite Things
"Magic"
Rosa, and Ah! Je veux vivre
Take Five, and Cold Coffee Blues



Bridge Over Troubled Water
The Organ Pipes
This Land is Your Land
It's Time to Roll
(A Reading)
Play for me a Simple Melody
The musical "Hurry On Down"
Michèle Bitauld
Janet Smart
Jeannine Morin & Jane Percy
Blair Marshall
Elin Thordardottir
Leslie Field, Alto sax
Keith Field, Baritone sax
Paul Field, Electric Guitar
Connie Osborne, Piano
John Osborne & Selga Vitols
A Story by Sheila Hébert
Connie 7 John Osborne
The MUMBo JUMBos
Jane Percy (She left it at home)
Summerlea Choir

Many thanks to Marion, Undeg, Mary, Bonnie, Sheila, Janet and all the others who spent countless hours in the kitchen all week to prepare the meal, during dinner and cleaning up afterwards. And we didn't get a photo of any of them!

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Paul Weijers prepared a clever & witty menu / programme.
The large version is about 360 kB, slow to load if on dial-up.

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Rev. Scott Patton explained the procedure (with written instructions from the kitchen).

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Rev. Scott (far left) asked the blessing as folks waited with anticipation.

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Dinner over, all headed to the sanctuary, to be welcomed once again by Rev. Scott, as Connie Osborne looked on.

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The opening number, "Zaccheus Was His Name", was performed by the folks who will be presenting it at the May 1 church service and again at a time to be determined. (Couldn't get them all in one shot.)

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Michèle Bitauld sang "Nature Boy".

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Janet Smart managed to twist her tongue around "Indercella" with no problem.

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Jane Percy and Jeannine Morin offered up "My Favourite Things".

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Blair Marshal, Lachine's Mr. Magic, kept us guessing as to what (and how) was coming next.
He gave a "virtual" set of cards to Keith Field, who then asked Cathering Pryce to pick one.
Of course, Magician Blair guessed which one she picked.
Peter had some interesting problems with rings that seemed solid to him,
but kept coming apart for Magician Blair.

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Elin Thordardottir raised the rafters with her renditions of "Rosa", by R.E. Pagliara, and "Ah! Je veux vivre", by C. Gounod.

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Saxophnists Leslie and Keith Field and electric guitarist son Paul presented
"Take Five" by Paul Desmond, and "Cold Coffee Blues", by Matthias Petzold.

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Selga Vitols and John Osborne sang "Bridge Over Troubled Water".

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Sheila Hébert read a hilarious story about growing up in a town
near Hawkesbury, and adventures in the Presbyterian church.

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Connie & John Osborne offered Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land".
John played guitar and mouth organ, and opened with a rather fervent
revelation of Guthrie's political background.

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The MUMBo JUMBos, Janet Smart, Mary Guynan, Bonnie MacLeod and Marion Golden,
with Undeg Edwards on piano, presented "It's Time to Roll", written by Janet Smart.

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The Summerlea choir, under the direction of Summerlea Music Director Connie Osborne,
closed the show with "Play for me a Simple Melody", by Irving Berlin & Kirby Shaw.

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John Osborne led the applause for his wife Connie,
for organising the show and agreeing to sing with him.

Our thanks to everyone who prepared, served and cleaned up the dinner,
and to everyone who participated in the very varied variety show.

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