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Saturday, May 27, 2017

2017 Picnic

An amazing Success

By Dawna Matthew


This year’s annual picnic on Saturday, May 27th, was an amazing success. We had representatives from 8 different guilds, with 76 people in total attendance. The weather cooperated and we were able to enjoy the sunshine on the lovely grounds of Centennial Hall overlooking the beautiful St Lawrence River. Judith Dallegret was there with her wonderful wool selection, Linda Desbiens of L’Art des Fibres par Linda D, tempted us with her sari silks and rovings, Lucy of Lucy’s Boutique in Ste. Anne de Bellevue had a wide selection of her stylish clothing and delicious bagels from Jo of St. Jean Bagel were available to satisfy any hunger cravings.

It was so nice to see everyone mingling, meeting up with old friends plus forming new relationships, sharing ideas, and encouraging each other.

The day would not have been possible without the help of all those who so willingly threw in their support and that includes not only guild members but spouses and children! Plus a big “thank you” to all who hit the road and travelled to Beaconsfield on a sunny Saturday!

Here you have a few pictures. To see more, please visit our Facebook Page with more than 60 images! Just follow this link to our May 28th post !



Centennial Hall
Set up begins. Clear skies a massive bonus.

Set up
Early start for the helpers arriving at 8 AM 


Rosemary
Line up at the Montreal Bagel stand.  Rosemary - St Henri with her Smoked Salmon salad breakfast bagel
Many thanks to Jo from St Jean Bagel who donated 60 bagels so we could provide a complementary bagel breakfast.  Plus he sold us dozens at half price so the Guild could raise some funds on the day. 

Judith
Judith's gorgeous selection of wool

Linda
Linda from Divinity Fibres/Silk Devine

Dawna
Our lovely President, Dawna Matthew

Executive
Our Executive welcoming the visitors


A note by Ti Seymour: Thank you to my neighbour Eileen who helped me cut diamonds and Dawna and Claire who helped glue the flags onto the twine, we made 75m to wrap around Centennial and the picnic area

visitors
Some visitors

Visitors
More visitors


Visitors
A lot of visitors! 76 Attendees, 8 Rug Hooking groups represented

group
Funny pictures

group
So much fun!

auction
The auctioneers in action 

Ti Seymour
Time to say Thank You and Good-By to our past President Ti Seymour