Friday, February 21, 2014

Free Tickets! Red-Winged Blackbird Social

Irene and Peter Dueckman had planned to make the trip up from the lower mainland for the Red-Winged Blackbird Social, but with the closure of the Coquihalla they are having to cancel. They are donating their tickets back into the event. What a neighbourly thing to do!

If you would like 2 dinner tickets please contact Sylvia Currie via email ( Use the subject heading: 'FREE DINNER TICKETS'. Ready, set, GO!

Part 2 John Bootsma reports that he also has 2 tickets that are free to a good home. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Count down to the Red-Winged Blackbird Social!

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Lac Le Jeune Wilderness Resort

Photo of a painting by Peter Wyse
The date for the Red-Winged Blackbird Social is fast approaching! In preparation for the big night, here are some questions. And we even have answers!

Where are the red-winged blackbirds? 
Good question! We named this event in honour of these birds that return to Lac Le Jeune this time of year, but we haven't seen any yet!

What time should I arrive?
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for cocktails. Dinner is at 6:00 pm.

Will there be parking?
There is ample parking at the Lac Le Jeune Wilderness Resort. Still, car pooling isn't a bad idea.

What should I wear?
Be comfortable. You might want shoes/boots that will get you from the car to the restaurant, but are also suitable for wearing indoors for a few hours.

Are there still tickets?
Photo by Tiger Benji
We are SOLD OUT. But if you're really sad contact Sylvia Currie ( because she might know about cancellations (see next question)

What if I purchased tickets and now I can't go?
You can give or sell your tickets to someone else.

Is this event a fund-raiser for the Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association?
No, all money from the sale of the tickets goes to the fantastic folks who will be feeding us.

I have a contribution for the door prizes. What do I do with it?
Email Sylvia Currie ( and let her know when and where to pick it up. And thanks in advance!

Will there be entertainment?
Yes! We have a fun DJ who will play us a fine selection of music. The entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m.

I have food allergies. What should I do?
There will be a variety of dishes to choose from, so you should be able to avoid eating foods you are allergic to. There will be staff available who can advise you about ingredients.

Why did the Lac Le Jeune Conservation Association organize this dinner?
Because we want to gather people together to socialize and eat good food.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Noreen Agnes Bryant

March 26. 1922 - February 2, 2-14

Many Lac Le Jeune residents will remember Noreen Bryant as an outstanding social convenor and bridge player. She was known for welcoming neighbours into her home for regular card games, and for striking up conversations on her long walks. Noreen was always full of laughter and good stories.

This obituary will be placed in newspapers:
Noreen had an amazing life, filled with family, love and laughter. She touched so many and gave so much, a selfless, beautiful lady that we will all miss.
Predeceased by her loving husband, Jim, after 49 years of marriage in 1993. She was one of eleven siblings born in Roland, Manitoba, survived only by her brother, Chester, of Edmonton. 
Survived by her children, ALAN (Alanah), Jim, John, Jeff, COLEEN (John), Kelly (Derek), Vanessa, Jonathan, Matthew, Alissa (James), Nathan, Brook, Jaide, JANINE (Tim), James (Kea), Breanden, Tom, Dana and Jillian. 
Noreen graduated from Nursing School at Port Arthur General in 1942. Her nursing career was diverse and she enjoyed many years at Lions Gate Hospital in a variety of roles. Her primary focus in life was her family, always a helping hand and a thoughtful listener, not to mention her exceptional skills as a seamstress, knitter, and an amazing cook. Noreen was a very special Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend. She will forever be in our harts. Rest in Peace. 
No service by request. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Found Cat


A beautiful cat has decided my porch, complete with cozy dog bed, is a great place to spend these very cold winter nights. My dog is not so keen on the idea! He/she has a very dark brown face, dark tail and a longish beige/ brown coat….looks a bit like a Siamese cat colouring. I cannot get close enough to get a photo. If the cat belongs to someone here please consider keeping him/her inside at night in this cold spell. If he/she is a stray is anyone interested in adopting or at least caring or feeding this cat.

Bev on Pineridge Drive