CRAFT FAIR FOR APHASIA
November 17th 10-2pm, 2081 Merivale, Suite 300.
Handmade local crafts, art, baked goods, preserves, door prizes.
Free entry/parking. Contcat for more info: 613-567-1119, aphasiaottawa.org
Glens Xmas Brunch December 2018
Glens Holiday Brunch, Ramada on the Rideau
On a sunny day, December 4th, about 40 residents gathered for our annual holiday brunch. As it was the first event of the season we had an entire River Lounge to ourselves. In attendance were also Councillor Keith Egli and his lovely wife Kristen. Present was also Glens newest resident, one week old Beckett Benjamin, who peacefully slept under the Christmas Tree with proud mother Nicole nearby.
The River Lounge was festive and a buffet visually tempting. The new chef has done a wonderful work. Our menu included, green salad (mesclun, arugula, red leaf, cucumbers and grape tomatoes) with two dressings; beet salad, marinated vegetables and potato salad. There was plenty of salmon with red onion and capers. The soup was butternut squash and delicious. Hot dishes included traditional breakfast dishes and eggs Benedict. Lunch dishes included pasta, fish and turkey. Meat carving station was ser
ving roast beef and roast pork with cranberry, horseradish and mustard. Side dishes included roasted sesame potatoes and delicious rice pilaf. There were also pancakes, sausages and bacon. The baked good table included croissants, two kinds of buns, French pastry (apples and cherry) and muffins and cookies. The sweets table was tempting with its arrays of fresh fruits, crème brulee with blueberries and candy cane (great hit with kids and adults alike), French macaroon, several types, Nanaimo bars, and other sweet delights. Drinks included orange and cranberry drinks and coffee. Our event was closely supervised by Catering Manager, who also greeted guests and helped with the seating. Praise and compliment were lavished on food and ambiance. The room was set in a way that allow for both table conversation and visiting/chatting with neighbours. Kids could run freely. Residents were treated to the door prices sponsored by the association. In t was all in a hands of kids who pull the names. Lucky winners were treated to boxes of chocolates or cans of shortbread cookies. A special Inuit drawing by Ame Papatsie (Pangnirtung, Nunavut) was presented to Councillor Egli. It was entitled “Gaining Trust” and illustrated a legend of Sedna Sea Goddess.
We like to thank Ramada management for preparing this special brunch and make our getting together that much more pleasurable.
GLENS FAMILY AND FRIEND PICNIC
On Saturday, September 10, 2016 over 200 residents -adults and children, had fun at our local Pineglen Park. The event was prepared by our fearsome team: (l to r), Nicole, Agnes, Stephan, Pat, Marie, & Marilyn (missing from photo).
The music was provided by The Ottawa Simcha Band which is a group of friends who try to make the world a happier place through their music. They have a huge repertoire of popular songs played with energy and enthusiasm and they encourage their audiences to get involved through singing and dancing.
The Festivities were formally opened by In a world class performer Internationally acclaimed singer, TAMMY LAVERTY whose stirring rendition of OUR national anthem, “O Canada” officially kicked off our celebration at 12 noon!!! Tammy has performed both the Canadian and US National Anthems all over North America and numerous NHL Hockey Games, NFL and CFL Football Games and other major sporting events and special celebrations, from coast to coast in both Canada and the USA! She recently WOWED the sold out audience of the Ottawa Senators when she performed it wearing her stunning red “Sens Jersey Dress” and will be also performing “O Canada” again this fall for another “Red Blacks” home football game at the TD Place Lansdowne Park!
Our Councillor, Keith Egli and our newly elected MP Chandra Arya formally welcome residents. His worship Jim Watson came around lunch time and congratulated the community seeing how all ages were having fun. We were also joined by the fire truck, police cruiser and K-9 Unit with Special Constable Copper. All first responders were warmly greeted by kids and adults alike and had to respond to many questions.
WE were also blessed with a special treat courtesy of our resident diplomat with the Pakistan High Commission who resides in Pineglen Annex. His friends and family “officially” attended our picnic and represented their country, offering a little glimpse into their culture, food and artistry in a lovely, cultural way in our community! Their display offering an authentic delicious cuisine yummy “Samosas” and other tasty treats. On hand was a display of cards and maps They also offered a hugely popular “Henna Tattoos” available for anyone who would like to try this ancient form.
The highlight of the day was a Pie Baking contest sponsored by Ramada on the Rideau River. There were 11 delicious entrants. Our celebrity judges Gay Cook (Ottawa Citizen), Pam Collacutt (CTV News & Trillium Cooking School) and David Godsoe (RAMADA By The Rideau, Head Chef) had a tough time to pick a winner. The winning entry was a pear pie baked by Allison McKay. The first price was a day stay at Ramada and a dinner gift certificate, 2nd price was a generously donated by famed “Celebrity Chef”, Margaret Dickenson! The lucky “Silver Medalist” received a personally autographed copy of her latest (Coffee Table Collector) Cook Book……”Margaret’s Table”! (winner of 4 major international awards, including the Best of the Best Cookbook spanning a 12 year period in the entertaining category at the Gourmand World). 3rd prize winner received an exquisite coffee table book “BAKING with JULIA” by famed author, Julia Child!
See how much fun we had!!!!
Hugely popular cotton candy!!!
Fun in Bouncing castle
Face paintings, fun for adults and kids