Celebrating Chinese New Years with the Mah Jongg group
To celebrate the Chinese New Year—The Year of the Water Dragon – the Mah Jongg group had a Pot Luck Supper on Sunday, January 22nd. Nineteen players attended the evening and played the game before the supper. A great time was had by all!!
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2012 Chemainus Golden Brush Award Volunteer Couple of the Year
Jane and Murray Schafer
Jane & Murray’s comments: “WHAT A SHOCKING SURPRISE!!! What a humbling experience to be a 2012 Golden Brush Award winner. We do spend many happy hours sharing time in this friendly community and meeting so many interesting folks from around the world.
We, at the Centre, are also very fortunate to have Murray and Jane, as they have encouraged members new and old to take part in our many activities, hence our increased membership numbers.
Talent Show March 31
Carpet Bowls Association Tournament May 8 in Prince George
The Chemainus team of Alan Knight, Lois Haas, Lawan Mason and Ken Elstone, came second in the tournament. The gold was won by the Kopy Kats from Houston, B.C., and the Chemainus Team were happy with the silver, and the nice Second Place trophy.
Arts & Crafts Show May 2012
A most interesting show of the kinds of arts and crafts our members do in their spare time! What a variety of exhibits, and very professional, too. Unfortunately, there were a number of events on that weekend and the viewing numbers were a bit disappointing, but it is an event which would be worth putting on again in the winter months perhaps in a year or two? It was a huge effort to bring in these exhibits, but we hope that it has encouraged some of our members to start some new hobbies. Upstairs there were demonstrations of Mah Jongg, Computer help by Sheila Taylor, Bridge and Cribbage.
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Celebrations on July 1
(our own Jean Morrison and George Robson!!) They arrived in the park by horse and buggy in style, and were welcomed by three ceremonial trumpets. The Red Hat Ladies, and some beautifully dressed ladies in period costume were present. The Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society supplied tea and fancy cakes to all those present, and the Cowichan Valley Concert Band performed in the bandshell with a variety of music, which was much appreciated.
Annual Volunteer Luncheon
Annual Volunteer Luncheon Celebration held on September 26, 2012 and attended by 80 volunteers.