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On March 4, the badminton group organized a dinner to celebrate Chinese New Year at Fraser Court Seafood Restaurant.  Over the years, many members have expressed interest in a gala dinner to coincide with Chinese New Year and we are happy to be able to do it for the first time this year.

The event was well attended by a total of 202 people.  The event started around 3:30pm with Karaoke and dancing.  About 50 people signed up to sing and more people joined in the dancing.

The banquet style dinner started around 6:30pm, with plenty of seafood like crabs, prawns, scallops and fish.  The delicious baked tapioca pudding rounded out the dinner perfectly.  There were abundance of food and even leftover for members to take home.  The highlight of the evening was the two excellent performances by our members during dinner.  First was Er-hu recital, a Chinese musical instrument, performed by Maggie Hsu.  Second was Cantonese opera singing by Tony Wong and Ada Chow.  The performance showcased some of the hidden talents among our members.  And judging by the applauses they received, it was definitely a big hit.  At the end of the dinner, some 60 donated door prizes were drawn to the delight of the winners.

The dinner ended around 9pm followed with more dancing.  Members brought their favourite dance music and they danced and danced until 10:30pm.  Everyone had a good time with a lot of compliments from the members. Some members were already asking about next year’s dinner!

Finally, I’d like to thank the many volunteers who helped make this event a huge success.
 
Submitted by Caroline Young

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On November 20, 2015, following our Bonsor Cup tournament, we had our annual Christmas lunch organized by Caroline Young.  A record number of 166 members signed up for the lunch. Our menu included curry beef, cashew chicken, spicy salt spareribs, BBQ pork, egg tofu with minced pork, Buddha’s feast, Singapore fried vermicelli and rice; plus egg custard tarts and deep fried sweet rice ball for desserts.  With so many dishes to choose from, it was certainly a big feast.  The food was absolutely delicious and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.

After the lunch, it was the medal ceremony for the tournament.  Our president, Peter McConville, presented the medals to all the winners. Everyone was joking and cheering on each other. Then came picture time, with each team taking pictures with the Bonsor Cup.

We also had a number of door prizes at the end.  Everyone cheered each time a prize winner was drawn.  Loud roars broke through the ceiling when the last big prize winner was announced.

Our members also donated $182.00 to the Senior Society’s Maywood School mitten fund.

The Christmas party was a huge success and all our members enjoyed the good food and the socializing with other members.  With such a large event like this, however, it will not succeed without the help of all the volunteers.  I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to all the people involved, with a special thanks to Alice Ng and Annie Louie who assisted me throughout the whole event.

Submitted by Caroline Young

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On Thursday, October 29, the Bonsor 55+ Dance Committee hosted a Halloween theme Dance, and our members responded with great enthusiasm.  Kudos to Dorothy, Roz and Ron and all the dance volunteers, who always go to great effort to celebrate special occasions. The dances are held Tuesday and Thursday every week, and as you can see they are very popular.

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On October 13, 2015, the Bonsor Snooker Club celebrated another successful summer of House League competition with a dimsum lunch at a seafood restaurant.  Honour guests were society president Mary Horton and Lower Mainland Seniors Snooker League executive Frank Bourassa.  Trophies and medals were handed out to the winning team Happy Hookers, and the 2nd place team Krooked Kues.  As well, special trophies were given to Richard Shim for winning the Most Improved Player award, and Frank Filipelli for winning the Best Sportsmanship award.  A delicious lunch was enjoyed by all.

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Photos from the Table Tennis Tournament held on May 3, 2015.

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