December Birthdays

 

Vern H.          1st        Florence Q.              1st

Doreen O.     7th        Micheline C.             15th    

Yvonne K.     16th      Jaques B.                  22nd               

Murray K.      24th      Gloria S.                    25th                

Debbie B.      26th      Angeline G.              26th                

Bob M.          27th      Doug McG.               28th                

Noel T.          28th      Shari B.                      31st

Lorraine N.   31st

 

 RENDEZ VOUS NOTICES:

 

1. Mark Your Calendars. Club members,you are invited to participate in the upcoming Christmas Potluck                     Supper on Thursday, December 5th.

    Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and supper is at 6:00. Arrangements have been made to supply the following:                  turkey,  ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberries. Bring your favourite dish and enjoy a fantastic meal      and good company.  See you there.

2. The club is in need of someone to be responsible for snow removal from November 2019 to April 2020.  This       is a paid position.  The snow to be removed is the South Entrance – from the town sidewalk past the door            entrance, North Entrance from the town sidewalk to the door and the sidewalk along the north side of the          RVC building.      IF INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE CLUBS DIRECTORS.

3.  Important Upcoming Event:

    January 22nd Annual General Meeting – Please mark your calendars

4. Morinville Minstrels organizing the following celebration.   All are welcome to attend:

      What    -     41st Annual Morinville Community Christmas Celebration

      Where  -     St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church

      When . -     Thursday, December 19th, at 7:30 pm.

5.  Rendez-Vous Club is in need of a volunteer to set up for Coffee Time on Tuesdays prior to 9:00 a.m.  Our               dear Solange Bachand is retiring – can you believe this is happening.  Thank you so much Solange for your             commitment to our club. Good luck and happiness as you begin a new journey.

 

RENDEZ VOUS CLUB EVENT DAYS  & TIMES FOR 2019 -2020

 

Movie Night:        

DECEMBER MOVIES

Rendez-Vous members are invited to the following movies. The evening begins with a pot-luck supper. Join the group and enjoy the following movies. The evening begins at 5:30 on the Second and fourth Wednesdays.

Based on Henry van Dykes classic, The Story of the Other Wise Man, this fictional story set in Biblical times is told in gently comic terms. A Magi named Artaban (Martin Sheen) sees a sign in the heavens that he hopes will lead him and his faithful servant to the Messiah. Artaban takes with him three precious gifts to present to the Messiah. For 33 years Artaban pursues Jesus, only to miss Him at every turn. Along the way, Artaban uses his gifts to help people in dire need. He now has nothing to present to the Messiah when he finds Him. The story culminates on Easter Sunday as Artaban, old and dying, finally encounters the new King, bringing peace to his life. A deeply moving experience examining what true faith really means. Starring Martin Sheen and Alan Arkin. 


1.  Literary Society:

                        For our December meeting we have “Almost There” by Nuala O’Faolain.  This is the 2nd and continuing memoirs of Nuala.  Her first book was “Are You Somebody”. Now in her middle age period, she compares it to being a teenager again and a time of discovery – all in true Irish tradition.

            Our January meeting will be on the second Wednesday, January 8 instead of January 1st.  The book for that meeting is “The “Rosie Effect” by Graeme Simsion.  This is the sequel to “The Rosie Project” which we red in November

Our meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at 1:00 P.M.

 



YOU’RE INVITED TO SHARE YOUR TALENTS:

Looking for ALL CREATIVE PEOPLE

WE INVITE YOU TO SHARE YOUR TALENT WITH FELLOW MEMBERS

BY DISPLAYING YOUR WORK ON OUR GAMES ROOM DISPLAY WALL

OR THE TABLE SURFACE BELOW.

POTTERY                                       PAINTING

PHOTOGRAPHY                          WOOD WORKING

DRAWING                                      CARVING

NEEDLEWORK                             COLOURING

QUILTING                                       ALL GLASSWORK

METAL ARTWORK                     CERAMICS

ANY TYPE OF ARTS OR CRAFTS.

IT’S A WONDERFUL OPPORUNTITY TO LET NOT ONLY OUR MEMBERS BUT ALSO THE WIDER COMMUNITLY BE AWARE THAT SENIIORS CONTINUE TO NURTURE THEIR CREATIVITLY IN RETIREMENT YEARS AND THAT IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BEGIN.

CONTACT NANCY AT 780-961-3956 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

A. RENDEZ-VOUS CENTRE EVENTS

 

                       

UPCOMING EVENTS IN MORINVILLE & AREA:

 

1. ST. ALBERT - PAUL KANE HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE

Is presenting

MATILDA The Musical

Where: St. Albert Arden Theatre

When: January 8, 9, 10, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm

Tickets: $15:00 for the month of October/$19.00 for November

Please call Shirley at (780) 459-4405 ext 300 to order your tickets or email Shirley.bowles@spschools.org


2. VARSCONA THEATRE – 10329 – 83 Ave., Edmonton

SPECIAL SENIORS SUBSCRIPTION RATE

ALL FOUR SHOWS FOR ONLY $80

Regular price $144 you save $64

Talk back with the actors after the show

Tea and coffee provided by ATB Financial

A.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY J.    -  12:30 pm January 29, 2020

      A startling new comedy skewing the excesses of political correctness.

B.  HEISENBERG   -   12:30 pm, March 18, 2020

      An electric encounter turns into life-changing experience

C.  THE WRONG PEOPLE HAVE MONEY  -  12:30 pm, May 6, 2020

      The funniest play ever written about moving Greenland

     Where to purchase:

      www.shadowtheatre.org (use promo code SENMAT) or

     Call us at 80-434-5564


3.  COW PATCH

     Professional comedy dinner theatre

    Please check the bulletin board next to the coffee machine. The poster is too large to summarize.


NEW PROGRAMS/ACTIVIES IN THE AREA:

 

4.  MORINVILLE COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

Performing Arts Department Presenting

A Christmas Story

December 19 -21

Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Located at Morinville Cultural Centre

Tickets - $15.         Available at MCHS and Sobeys

REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 16th


5. AQUATIC EXERCISES – FOUNTAIN PARK RECREATION PARK

Wednesdays January, February and March 2020

January 22                January 29                February 12

February 26             March 11                   March 25

Pick Up Location                 Pick Up Time                       

Lion’s Manor                        9:45 a.m.

Heritage Place                     9:50 a.m.

MCCC                                      10:00 a.m.

Rendez Vous Centre           10:10 a.m.

Transportation $8.00 per person

Fountain Park Daily Admission $5.75/senior  (60+)

 

6.   Starlight Casino West Edmonton Mall

Monday, January 13

Enjoy the day with friends at the casino, or take in some shopping and visit any of the many attractions at West Edmonton Mall.

Cost:  $8/person – includes GST

Limit of 22 participants

Pick Up:         MCCC              9:30 a.m.

Return:          MCCC              3 p.m.

Contact: Community Services at 780-939-7839-7839 for more information or online at www.morinville.ca

 

7.   S.T.A.R.S.

Tuesday, February 11

Join us for a tour of S.T.A.R.S facility located at the Edmonton International Airport.  Learn the history of S.T.A.R.S. and the services it provides.  There is also the opportunity to see the helicopters and possibly a photo.

Cost:  $8/person  - includes transportation  - limit 18 participants

Pick Up:           MCCC              9:00 a.m.

Contact:   Contact: Community Services at 780-939-7839-7839 for more information or online at www.morinville.ca

 

A.  MORINVILLE RENDEZ-VOUS CLUB

 

1) CASINO WORKERS NEEDED

The next Rendez-Vous Centre Casino will be Tuesday, January 6th and Wednesday, January 7th of 2020.  We will need volunteers to work day and night shifts of each day in the following positions:  Banker, Chip Runner and Count Room (nightshift only).  If you are interested or wish more information contact Gary Pool at the Rendez-Vous Centre or phone 780-939-4842.

We will need to submit an initial list of volunteers to the AGLC in October.


B. MORINVILLE CULTURAL CENTRE COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

1.  NORDIC POLE WALKING GROUP

Mondays (except holidays)                       10 – 11 A.M.

Join us for a group walk at the Morinville Leisure Centre (MLC) ever Monday. Pole walking can improve balance & stability, improve your posture and increase overll strength and health and is a low impact work out. Poles available at the MLC Guest Services desk.

 

Where:            Morinville Leisure Centre

25126 SH642, Sturgeon County

Cost:                MLC drop in fees apply

When:             September to January

Contact:  Community Services at 780.939.7839 for more information or register online at w.w.w.morinville.ca

 

2.  LUNCH AND LEARN WORKSHOPS

Workshops are held at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre, 9502-100 Ave. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Community Services at 780-939-7839 or Primary Care Network at 780-921-2137

Register online at wwww.morinville.ca

 

3.  SLEEP – February 7 from 10 A.M. to noon

Having trouble sleeping? Not feeling refreshed? Poor sleep can have a devastating affect on your physical and mental health.  Learn some tips and tricks to improve your sleep hygiene and stop tossing and turning!

THERE IS MORE TO SLEEP THAN COUNTING SHEEP?

 

4.  OSTEOARTHRITIS – MARCH 13 from A.M. to noon

Have you been told you have Osteoarthritis?

Learn more about symptoms, progression, pain management and tricks for staying active. Arthritis does no have to slow you down: you can be the healthiest version of you with the right information.

 

5.  MEDITERRANEAN DIET – April 3 from 10 a.m.

Learn the basics of the Mediterranean Diet and lifestyle pattern as well as the many well-known health benefits such as reduced cardiovascular risk, improved blood sugar control, and positive impacts on mental health.  You will also learn new ways to incorporate Mediterranean inspired foods, and recipes into everyday cooking’s!

 

6.  VICTORIA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS:   Peter & the Starcatcher

Friday, March 13

The Tony award winning origin story of Peter Pan and his arch-nemesis Captain Hook.  The show features cowardly orphans, bumbling sailors, nameless boy and one remarkable ambitious girl exploring the bonds of friendship, duty and love ass they travel the depths of greed and despair.

COST:             $30/person  – includes show tickets, transportation and GST.

                                    - Limit of 16 participants

Where:            10210 – 108 Avenue NW, Edmonton

Time:               Bus departs MCCC at 4:30 p.m.

                        Showtime at 7 p.m.

Contact:  Community Services at 780.939.7839 for more information or register online at w.w.w.morinville.ca

 

7.  Coming Soon -  TAX PREPATATION PROGRAM

                                    Dates and Times to be determined

                                    Morinville Community Cultural Centre

                                    9502-100 Avenue


C.  COMMUNITY SHOPPING TRIPS 2019-2020   
 

For more information or to book your spot, contact Community Services at 780-939-7839 or visit us online at www.morinville.ca

1st Wednesday of each month

COST              Adults (18+yrs) $8:00/per person

                        Children (2+yrs) $6.00/per person


December 4, 2019                Kingsway Garden Mall

January 8, 2020                     Ikea At the South Edmonton Common

February 5, 2020                  St. Albert Centre & St. Albert Walmart

Pick Up Location                 Pick Up Times          Cost                Return Times

Lions’ Manor                             9:30 a.m.             $8.00               Bus will leave the

Heritage House                       9:35 a.m.              $8.00               shopping centre

Aspen House                           9:40 a.m.               $8.00               location

MCCC                                         9:45 a.m.               $8.00               at 1:30 p.m.


 D.  MCCC EXCURSIONS:

 

REGISTERING FOR PROGRAMS COORDINATED BY TOWN OF MORINVILLE

To participate in these programs, you are required to register by calling Community Services at 780-939-7839, or you can register online.

To complete tth registration process, online or by phone, you must have an account.

Registration can also be completed in person at Morinville Cultural Centre.

DECEMBER

1.  COUNTRY FLORAL MAGIC – CHRISTMAS MEANS CRAFTS

Invite afriend to join you for a day of crafting and lunch.  Please indicate any dietary or scent concerns.  Join us at Country Floral Magic, as owner/designer,

Leanne Boissonault leads the craft project.

Date:              Monday, December 9

Cost:               $16/person | includes GST, admission, and transportation

                        Limit of 18 participants

Where:           #1, 10219-100 Avenue, Morinville

Time:             10 a.m. to 2 p.m.                   

Contact:         Community Services at 780-939-7839 for more information or online at www.morinville.ca

 

2.  CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TOUR IN EDMONTON

Visit the Legislative Grounds to see the light displays and hear the choirs that participate in the celebrationsof the season.  We will then stop at a local bakery for a quick bite then it’s off to Candy Cane Lane.  Meal cost not included.

Date:              Thursday, December 12

Cost:               $16/person | includes GST, admission, and transportation

                        Limit of 15 participants

Pick up:         MCCC                                      5 p.m.

Contact:         Community Services at 780-939-7839 for more information or online at www.morinville.ca


JANUARY 2020

 

8.  STARLIGHT CASIINO WEST EDMONTON MALL

Enjoy the day at the casino, explore the attractions or do some shopping in West Edmonton Mall.

Date:              Thursday, January 13

Cost:               $8/person | includes GST, admission, and transportation

                        Limit of 22 participants

Pick up:         MCCC              9:30 a.m.

Return:          MCCC              3 p.m.

Contact:         Community Services at 780-939-7839 for more information or online at www.morinville.ca

 

4.  AREA EVENTS

St Albert Theatre is preforming the three following productions during the upcoming year.  The club will be selecting and organizing at least one performance to attend. You are welcome to make your own arrangements to attend one or all three.

St Albert Dinner Theatre Upcoming Performances

A.  My Darling Judith 
      by Norm Foster
      staged by arrangement with Pam Winter, GGA  www.agency.ca
     Jan 30-Feb 15, 2020​
     David wants to marry Anna but there's a hitch - David's eccentric wife, Judith.
     He hatches a plan for her to be seduced by a co-worker, but the scheme falls hilariously apart. ​


​B.  1, 2, 3, and Flush!  
      by Roger Cosgrove
      produced by special arrangement with Stageplays.com
      April 16-May 2, 2020
      This is a delightful comedy about the dilemmas of a pair of criminals
      who plan to rob the local jewelry store, after having failed miserably during a bank robbery attempt. ​
      But just when they think things are going well, along comes the Waterton United Church Choir
      to throw a wrench into the works!


CHRISTMAS MUSIC QUIZ:

 

1. “Think of all the fellows that I haven’t kissed?

a. Jingle Bells

b. I’ll be home for Christmas

c. Santa Baby

d. We Three Kings

 

2. “Please have snow and mistletoe and presents under the tree”?

a. Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

b. Silent Night

c. I’ll Be Home For Christmas

d. Jingle Bells

 

3. “Oh what fun it is to ride”:

a. Away in a Manger

b. Jingle Bells

c. While Shepherds Watched

d. White Christmas

 

4. “Come on, it’s lovely weather”?

a. Deck the Halls

b. While Shepherds Watched

c. Jingle Bells

d. Sleigh Ride

 

5. “Hang a shining star upon the highest bough”?

a. O Come O Come Emmanuel

b. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

c. Hark the Herald Angels

d. Frosty the Snowman

 

6. “A corn cob pipe and a button nose”?

a. Jingle Bells

b. O Come O Come Emmanuel

c.  Hark the Herald Angels

d. Frosty the Snowman

 

7. “City sidewalk, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style”:

a. Silver Bells

b. Joy to the World

c. Deck the Halls

d. Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer

 

8. “Been drinking to much eggnog”?

a. The First Noel

b. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer

c. Joy to the World

d. Merry Christmas Judy

 
CHRISTMAS TRIVIA QUIZ

 

1. What Christmas plant is “Viscum” used to label:

a. Mistletoe

b. Holly

c. Ivy

d. Sage

 

2. The name of Scrooge’s dead business partner:

a. James Willcot

b. John Mantis

c. Jacob Marely

d. Jimmy Booth

 

3. Who tried to steal Christmas from the “Whoos of Whooville “ in the 1966 cartoon based on the Dr. Seuss Story?

a. The Grinch

B. The Snowman

C. Hattie Jacques

D. Ian Holm

 

4. What was the film called in which Peter Auty sang Walking in the Air?

a. The Grinch

b. The Snowman

c. Hattie Jacques

d. Ian Holm

 

5. What Christmas food is made from “marsh-whorts”?

a. Stuffing

b. Sweet Potatoes

c. Marshmallows

d. Cranberry sauce

 

6. Which ocean is Christmas Island in?

a. Pacific Ocean

b. Atlantic Ocean

c. Indian Ocean

d. Arctic Ocean

 

7. Who wrote the poem, “The Cultivation of Christmas Trees”?

a. Paul Thereaux

b. Walt Whitman

c.  James Joyce

d. T S Eliot

 

8.  Which continent is the turkey from?

a. South America

b. North America

c. Europe

d. Australia