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General News · 28th June 2019
Cortes Island Seniors Society–July 2019 Announcements

July Luncheons (all start at noon)
• Wednesday, July 3: Toki Bap, Manson's Hall cafe
• Wednesday, July 10: Andy Vine, 739 Hague Road
• Monday, July 15: Flying Squirrel Take-out
• Wednesday, July 24: Penny and Claude, 557 Potlatch Road
• Wednesday, July 31: Charlene & Gordon Gram, 575 Potlatch
A big THANK YOU to our hosts and Carina for organizing the luncheons.

Cortes Island Museum, Gate Dedication and Exhibit Opening
• Sunday, June 30, 1 p.m. at the Cortes Museum at 957 Beasley Road

Monica Nawrocki's Book Launch
• Tuesday, July 2, 7 p.m. at the Food Co-op courtyard or Manson's Hall (if rain)

Stitch in Public
• This summer, Stitch in Public meets every Saturday at the Farmers Market at the Gorge Harbour Marina Resort from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., until end of August. See you there!

Cortes Island Museum Speaker Series
• Sunday, July 14, 1:30 p.m. at Manson's Hall, Butterflies with Mike Yip
• Sunday, July 28, 1:30 p.m. at Manson's Hall, with Lydia Fisher

Misty Isles Cruises (contact Misty Isles Adventures at 250-935-6756, register early)
• 'Round Maurelle Island, Friday, July 19
• Sales & Whales, Sunday, July 21

Schoolhouse Gallery (open Friday 6–9, Saturday & Sunday 2–6), three shows in July:
• ICE, solo show by Iris Steigemann, June 28 – July 7
• AS THE PETALS DRIFT, group show, July 12 – July 21
• POOLING, group show, July 26 – August 4

Many of our regular activities take a break for the summer:

Jazzercise – takes a break for the summer
Carpet Bowling – I am not sure, I could not contact De
Memoir Writing– takes a break for the summer
FolkU – takes a break for the summer
Qigong– Denise is going to England for July/August and will be unable to teach qigong at Smelt Bay this summer

Meals for Seniors
There is a new source of frozen prepared meals in Campbell River. It is called the Good Neighbour Project and is operated by Evergreen Seniors Home. Meals are available for cash & carry, pickup at their new thrift store (220 Dogwood St.) or can be pre-ordered by phone or from (250-286-7274) and picked up at the thrift store. The meals look very interesting and can be gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian, heart-health or diabetic friendly. Entrees are $8.95, 12 oz. soups $4.95.
– from Bernice

Are You a Caregiver?
The website provides links to lots of resources for people who are caregivers of family or friends, including access to a toll-free caregiver support line.
– from Bernice

For more details, see the PDF version of the newsletter in the attachment below.

"La Marseillaise" and the Fourteenth of July
July 14 is a national holiday in France. The "La Marseillaise" was declared a national anthem for the first time on 14 July 1795, on the anniversary of storming the Bastille on 14 July 1789. the song was an anthem or revolutionary song, depending on the government. The current Constitution of France (adopted on 4 October 1958) designates “La Marseillaise” the national anthem of France.

The “La Marseillaise” is far more than just a French anthem: it was sung across Europe, often in their own languages, by citizens fighting for freedom, independence and political or social change, throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries.

More history of this song in the PDF format of the newsletter in the attachment below.