Seniors Activities at a Glance

Older Adult Centre
Bus Trips January - March 2009

New for 2009: Bus trips will not "go"
without a minimum of 40 passengers

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To reach Older Adult Centre
Address: 100 City Centre Drive, P.O. Box 2214, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 2C9 Canada
Telephone: 905-615-3208 for trip info: Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Movers and Shakers Travel Committee presents:

  Casino Rama - Jan. 13 & 29, Feb. 10 & 26, Mar. 10 & 26, 2009
  Sound of Music - Feb. 11, 2009
  Celebrate the Green on St. Paddy's Day (St. Patrick's Day) - Mar. 17, 2009

Are you interested in having day trips planned on Sundays and evenings? If so, please let the Travel Office volunteers know.

Casino Rama

Casino Rama Casino Rama New

Tuesday, January 13; Thursday, January 29; Tuesday, February 10; Thursday, February 26; Tuesday, March 10; and Thursday, March 26, 2009

Regular Casino Rama Trip includes:
Transportation on a luxury coach to Casino Rama near Orillia.
5 hours stay with a free voucher for buffet lunch at the Casino.

$5.00 for Members, $6.00 for Guests 50+

Depart from Square One: 8:30 am
Depart from Casino: 3:30 pm SHARP!!!!
Return to Square One: Approximately 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Tickets will go on sale six weeks prior to the trip date.
No refunds unless the trip is sold out.
Includes a free buffet lunch.

**Please remember to bring your Players Passport Card and Photo Identification.**
Did you know that the benefits of using your Player's Card include tickets to shows, free luxury accommodation, meals and merchandise?

Please call 905-615-3208 for more information
Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Trips are subject to change.
Sorry, not refundable or transferable without prior authorization.

The Sound of Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Ian
at the Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto

Sound of Music from Google image Sound of Music Julie Andrews from Google image

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - SOLD OUT!

This timeless classic featuring memorable tunes like Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, Do Re Mi, Climb Every Mountain, So Long, Farewell, The Sound of Music will sell out quickly, so purchase your ticket soon. Good seating is available: Dress Circle, Rows H, J, K.

Travel by school bus, visit St. Lawrence Market and lunch on your own.

Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp.

Edelweiss Google image from
Edelweiss - Lyrics in English

Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein
Musical: "The Sound of Music"

Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white,
clean and bright
You look happy to meet me.
Blossom of snow
may you bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow forever.
Edelweiss, Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever.
        Edelweiß - Text auf Deutsch

Musik: Richard Rodgers
Text: Oscar Hammerstein
Deutsch: Unbekannt

Edelweiß, Edelweiß,
Du grüßt mich jeden Morgen,
Sehe ich dich,
Freue ich mich,
Und vergess' meine Sorgen.
Schmücke das Heimatland,
Schön und weiß,
Blühest wie die Sterne.
Edelweiß, Edelweiß,
Ach, ich hab dich so gerne.

Lyrics from German Language
Background info: The Sound of Music Unplugged - Part 1, Part 2
Edelweiss - Piano and Violin

Earlier Bird Price till November 1, 2008:
$77.00 for Members, $82.00 for Guests 50+.
After November 1, 2008: $82.00 for Members, $87.00 for Guests 50+.
Pay a minimum $50.00 deposit before July 1, 2008 and pay the balance before November 1, 2008.

Depart from Square One: 10:00 am
Return to Square One: 5:30 pm

Call 905-615-3208 for more information.
Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sorry, not refundable or transferable without prior authorization.

Celebrate the Green on St. Paddy's Day

 Shamrock from Google image

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cead Mile Faite, a hundred thousand welcomes. Enjoy shopping at the Hamilton's Market on our way to Carmen's. Enjoy an Irish lunch and variety show with music, singing, dancing and comedy. The show will bring a taste of Ireland and memories of the "old country".

Early Bird ticket price until February 1, 2009: Members: $75.00, Guests 50+: $80.00

After February 1, 2009: Member ticket price: $80.00, Guests 50+: $85.00
Tickets will go on sale on Monday, December 15, 2008.

Departure from Square One: 9:00 am
Return to Square One: Approximately 5:00-6:00 pm

Please call 905-615-3208 for more information
Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sorry, not refundable or transferable without prior authorization.

St Patrick's Day Shamrock                                

LUCKY MAN: Larry R. Fay of Anchorage, Alaska, passes along an article about an Alaska man who holds the world record for finding the most four-leaf clovers - more than 160,000!

Edward Martin Sr., 76, of Cooper Landing has been painstakingly searching clover patches and handpicking the clovers since he was a child. He started in New York but soon moved to greener pastures. In 1957, he moved to Alaska, finding fields of clover, a sharp contrast to the sparse patches on the Brooklyn sidewalks. After retiring from his work constructing roads and pipelines, Martin's pastime became finding four-leaf clovers in the beautiful Alaskan outdoors.

Martin considers himself a lucky man, who has led a pretty happy life. His clover-picking efforts have been aided by school and community groups which have helped him organize, count, and preserve the thousands of clovers he collected.

George Kaminski previously held the record, plucking over 70,000 four leaf clovers from prison yards in Pennsylvania. Kaminski complained that Martin has "got the whole world" while Kaminski himself only had "two or three acres." But that's the price of being a clover picker and a convicted criminal. He died recently, leaving Martin with no real competition in the clover contest.

Martin has considered selling his massive collection of four-leaf clovers, but living in remote Alaska combined with a lack of computer knowledge has held him back. Maybe money can't buy happiness, but one day money may be able to buy luck?

St Patrick's Day Shamrock                                

Roger Whittaker sings When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

See also: How common are four-leaf clovers?
13 Things You Didn't Know About Four Leaf Clovers

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