Sunday, May 24, 2015

THE BUGS (Baptist Ukulele Group) PREFORMS AT THE QEH TELETHON

THE HOSTESS MARLENE MACDONALD
THE DIRECTOR DENNIS WELLS
We were treated this morning by The Baptist Ukulele Singers on the QEH Telethon in aid of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Director Dennis Wells had the group well prepared as they played a variety of four well known selections for the Telethon viewers. Congratulations to Dennis and the BUGS for a great , exciting and well prepared performance. Sorry I couldn't get the videos to download here, but the first one is uploaded on You Tube:-----------------------https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKJUSY81A_k&feature=youtu.be You may have to type the You Tube address in :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKJUSY81A_k&feature=youtu.be ENJOY!

The Whole Group

Thursday, April 9, 2015

SMUG FIRST APPEARANCE AT "THE MOUNT" CONTINUING COMMUNITY CARE

Today SMUG did a first performance at The Mount Community Center in Sherwood. Activity director Charmaine MacGregor invited SMUG some time ago when we were at The Mount for a few Saturdays taking advantage of their lovely facilities. We soon discovered that many of us knew many of the residents, some who were on hand today to offer applause and sing along with some of our songs. Charmaine introduced us at 1 p.m and we were away with an hour of rollicking songs. A good turn-out of residents makes it all worthwhile and we were warmly received by the many who were enjoying our presentation.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

ISLAND SHRINE CLUB PARTICIPATES IN THE ISLANDERS HOCKEY GAME

Jillian Dunphy drops the puck, with  Past President, Nobel Nelson Hurry and President, Nobel David Bell
(DOUBLE LEFT CLICKING ON THE PHOTOS ENLARGES THEM FOR BETTER VIEWING)
Last Friday evening, March 13th, the members of The Island Shrine Club were privileged to participate in a hockey game at the Eastlink Arena in Charlottetown between the Charlottetown Islanders and The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. The Shriners had the opportunity to sell tickets on the annual Philae FEZEROO for 2015 as well as the hockey pucks for the "PUCK TOSS" which takes place between the 2nd and 3rd period. The evening was arranged by Nobel Florian Bryan who went all out to make this evening a joyous one for both Shriners and the very large crowd gathered for the game. The highlight for many of us in the club was the honour of being able to be the guest singers of "O Canada" prior to the game. Nobel President of the club, David Bell, assisted Jillian Dunphy, a very regular attender in her wheelchair to drop the puck prior to the game. Nobel Nelson Hurry drove the Chrysler truck around the ice between periods which gave a great boost to ticket sales. It was a wonderful evening of club camaraderie seeing a good turnout of Nobels to participate in the festivities. Nobel Florian treated us all to pizza in a private room following the game and we all went home happy following the game. Sad to say the Islanders came out the losers of the game.
The members of THE ISLAND SHRINE CLUB singing`` O CANADA``

Saturday, March 14, 2015

A GLORIOUS PREPARATORY FOR ST. PADDIE'S DAY

Kendal explaining the refinements of the ukulele to Joan(we think it's Joan)
We were fortunate indeed to sneak in two hours at Razzy's for a little bit of the Irish music to add some form of celebration to the upcoming Saint Patrick's Day on Tuesday. No green beer today. Thanks to the kindness of manager Darin, we got an hour of Irish tunes in  as well as a delightful meal which we all look forward to at Razzy's . Today Darin had a breakfast meeting at 8 a.m.and another at 1 p.m., so we crammed a lot in, in an hour and a half, and were well looked after by our hostess, Deane. Darin is waiting for his ukulele to arrive and plans to sit in the next time we are there. Great to have Linda Coles with us this morning; we hope she will be able to join us more often in the future, It was  also good to have Martin back again after a long absence. Although he left his greens at home, Dennis led the sing- song of rollicking Irish tunes and a few traditional ones as well from our new song sheet. It was a surprisingly good turnout for the beginning of March break......just shows us we all enjoy Razzy's hospitality and good food .DOUBLE RIGHT- CLICK TO ENLARGE THE PHOTOS
Deane, our wonderful hostess for the morning



Director Dennis and Audrey

Leah,  and Linda. Allison with his new Cuban Ukulele ($5000)(approx.)

Welcome back Martin

South Wall

North Wall

Joanne in Green!

Martin and Mary

Serious folk

Nice looking steak,Joanne

Ralph, you can't eat all that

Filling up in the dark



Saturday, January 31, 2015

SMUG CELEBRATES 4th WORLD UKULELE DAY 2015

Well done, Buns and Things
Mary at the ready to slice
Today SMUG celebrated World Ukulele Day, a very special time when all ukulele players should gather and play their ukulele. That we all did and in spite of the snow storm(second one this week) that left about 10 centimeters of snow in our yard, many were able to join us at Razzy's Road House for a fine time of dining with their great fare along with a very special cake prepared for us by our friends at Buns and Things. The party got under way around 10:30 and after coffee and tea Dennis treated us to a glorious sing-song consisting of 10 songs completed by the whole group without the aid of music to follow. This is a first and the idea we are sure will catch on, especially at Christmas when we can go up and down the streets caroling to residents in various locations of our city. We were pleased to have two special guests today who came to help us eat up the cake, Marjorie and Diane......thanks girls. World Ukulele Day is the brainchild of our friend, Ukulele Michael Lynch, whom we all know is from Seattle, Washington. I haven't exactly been able to determine if this is the fourth or fifth, but regardless it's a great idea and excuse for a ukulele party. I think there may also be a National Ukulele Day in May, and I'm sure if there is I will hear about it. Our thanks to the many who made the effort to come and celebrate with us.....it was a lot of fun. Our thanks to Celise at Razzy's for the wonderful service, and also to Darin for allowing us to use their facility.
Mary and David Cut the World Ukulele Day Cake

Who made the cake?
Celesse: "May I take your order?"
Love those steaks
Love those steaks
Music with no music?
Dennis prepares to begin the sing-song
"Yes, I have ukuleles for sale"


Diane sits in with the group
Marj,Mary and Diane having a coffee
Good Cake...."you make it David?"

UM-UM-Good

Kendal Back From Florida

First there is Coffee

Diane and Joanne share a story

Gloria and Audrey ready to begin the celebration

Sonja and Brenda an early start

Dennis and Kendal tune up

Bob and Darlene all the way from Stanhope

Saturday, December 20, 2014

SMUG'S 7TH CHRISTMAS PARTY WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

SMUG 2014
SMUG CHRISTMAS PARTY   DECEMBER 20, 2008
TODAY WE HAD OUR 7TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY AT RAZZY'S ROAD HOUSE WITH A RECORD ATTENDANCE. THE MUSIC WAS GRAND AS WE SANG FROM OUR CHRISTMAS PERFORMING BOOK TO THE DELIGHT OF THE STAFF AND PATRONS IN THE RESTAURANT. WE FINISHED UP WITH A WONDERFUL MEAL AT 11:30, AND RAZZY'S GREAT FOOD WAS ENJOYED BY ALL, COMPLIMENTS OF THE "TOONIE BIN" WHICH HAD A BIT LEFT OVER AFTER WE PAID THE 2014 RENT TO THE TEMPLE COMPANY. THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR THAT SMUG HAS TRAVELED TO RAZZY'S FOR A CHRISTMAS HOOPLA AND PROMISES TO BE A FUTURE LOCATION FOR SOME SATURDAY MORNING GATHERINGS. MAURICE, OUR NEW PRESIDENT(elected this morning) HAD SOME CLOSING REMARKS ALONG WITH A WELL DELIVERED POEM ABOUT "HUGS" WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO THE "STARTER AND STOPPER" IN THE GROUP, ALONG WITH KIND AND THOUGHTFUL WORDS. CONSEQUENTLY THE "STARTER AND STOPPER" TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY AND WAITED AT THE DOOR FOR GOODBYE HUGS FROM EVERYONE AS THEY LEFT. OUR CHERISHED GROUP HAS MORE THAN DOUBLED IN SIZE SINCE OUR 2007 INCEPTION, BUT SO SORRY A FEW WERE NOT ABLE TO MAKE IT TODAY FOR OUR YEARLY CLOSING BASH. CONGRATULATIONS TO ELIZABETH AND GLORIA FOR THEIR UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS NEXT WEEK, TO WHOM WE APPROPRIATELY SANG. LOOKING FORWARD TO NEW BEGINNINGS IN 2015.