Thursday, August 10, 2017

2017 FAMILY PICNIC AT ANDREWS OF STRATFORD


Today the Andrews Strummers participated in the annual Family Summer Picnic at Andrews of Stratford. The event, as always, was well attended and Terry and staff excelled once again in a wonderful picnic buffet with all the trimmings. The Strummers played 12 pieces to the delight of the warm and participating audience. Joan Woods interspersed with some piano favourites as well. Another wonderful day at Andrews under the direction of Activity Director, Sharon Woods-Bryenton, also a principle ukulele virtuoso for the Strummers. Our thanks to the staff for their wonderful hospitality. It was a delight to have His Honour, the Lieut. Governor for PEI, Frank Lewis, along with His Worship, Mayor of Stratford David Dunphy, along with many of his councillors in attendance.The Murphy family as well were present to host the guests





















Tuesday, August 8, 2017

BIG SURPRISE TODAY AT ANDREWS OF CHARLOTTETOWN TEA PARTY

Kathy welcoming everyone to the Tea Party

Andrews Strummers ready for action


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THE STANLEY CUP ARRIVES
The Andrews Strummers were invited to play today at a special Tea Party at Andrews of Charlottetown. The SPECIAL part of the afternoon was the unexpected arrival of the STANLEY CUP, brought along by Andrew O'Brien, director of physical science and performance for the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS. Andrew is the son of Patricia and Michael O'Brien of Charlottetown.Needless to say the residents were in awe and enjoyed immensely the pleasure of holding or touching the coveted cup.


ANDREW O'BRIEN BRINGS GREETINGS FROM  THE PENGUINS

JUDY AND KENDAL IN ON THE ACTION

ANDREW HOLDS THE STANLEY CUP

ANN HAS A HOLD ON THE CUP
KATHY THANKS EVERYONE FOR COMING

Saturday, July 22, 2017

PRINCE OF WALES CANADA 150 ALUMNI REUNION

                                                          FRIDAY JULY 28,2017
Well, after all the effort we put into this performance today, the photographer forgot to take any photos. How unforgiving is that? However, Janet's relatives were there and took this short video which I hope will soothe the wounds. If any of you have access to any more videos or photos I would be glad to add them here.

This was a special Prince of Wales Alumni Canada 150 reunion that SMUG was asked to participate in, along with several members of the alumni as well as faculty. We had readers from or representing the decades of the 20's,(Barbara Worth MacNevin) 30's,(Diane Bennett Campbell) 40's,(Dr. Lawson Drake) 50's (Dr. David G.Stewart) and the 60's. (Margaret Knox) . Alan Buchanan did a great job as MC for the afternoon. Alumni President John Andrews welcomed the guests following a UPEI luncheon, and a Holland College reception and Barbara MacNutt from the Reunion Committee offered thanks to the participants on closing. Following the performance many of the group assembled ambled over to Montgomery Hall where a Vimy tree was planted on the property.

ALL OF THE PHOTOS ARE FROM REHEARSAL LAST SATURDAY AND CAN BE ENLARGED BY DOUBLE CLICKING.
THE VIDEO IS SHORT BUT WELL DONE AND WORTHY OF A LISTEN! THANKS JANET



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HEART OF MY HEART


David(SMUG), Alan Buchanan(MC), Nora Scales(Commmittee)


The PWC REUNION Committee
David Stewart reporting on the 50's




Saturday, July 1, 2017

UKULELE FRENZY. PEI'S NEWEST UKULELE SEPTET MADE ON CANADA 150


A new ukulele group was born on Canada Day 150. While I think they should become UKULELE CANADA 150, they are instead UKULELE FRENZY, and that's all right too. Today they did their first performance at the Canada Day 150 Tea Hill Park event and stole the show. Wonderful singing, and wonderful music behind the singing.The group of seven (which is a familiar description) blend extremely well and I know they will become popular in days to come.It was great to see all of their leader's family participating in the background. The group consists of Kelly Galloway, Nicole Phillips, Lindsay Gillis, Jade Bulger, Martin Caird, Darlene and Bob Acorn. SMUG wish yet another PEI ukulele group well as they will no doubt branch into another area of participating and enriching the lives of Islanders with a mixture of music from another genre. Congratulations to the seven of you.