Moving? Changing address, email, phone?

We don’t want to lose track of you!  Please email treasurer@bytownchapter.com with your updated contact information. 

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Christmas is coming… Join us at the Sucrerie de la Montagne, in Rigaud QC, for our annual holiday outing!

 

Our holiday dinner destination will transport you back to the days of country-style festive gatherings. You’ll enjoy traditional activities, like horse drawn sleigh rides and axe throwing, and savour holiday recipes handed down by our grandmothers. All in an atmosphere that faithfully recreates Quebec folk holiday tradition.

Date :

Saturday, December 9

Schedule:

3:45 p.m. – bus leaves Canada Post Head Office
5:15 p.m. – arrive at Sucrerie de la Montagne
11:00 p.m. – estimated time of return to Canada Post

Meal:

– Harvest tomato barley soup
– Farm-style crusty bread
– Wood fire backed beans
– Maple glazed carrots
– Cranberries
– Maple glazed butter turkey
– Meat pie from Quebec Beauce region
– Old style mashed potatoes
– Traditional meat ball stew
– Sugar pie and golden pancakes
– Tea and coffee

A cash bar will also be available.

Transportation for this event sponsored by the By-Town chapter.

Cost:

$75 per person (for active members). Fee must be paid by October 31. After October 31, remaining spots will be offered to family and friends at a cost of $90 per person, with payment required at the time of reservation.

This outing is first come, first served and your spot is NOT reserved until payment has been received.

To reserve your spot, contact Lise Jetté at: treasurer@bytownchapter.com. Please send your payment via email money transfer or cheque, as follows:

HERITAGE CLUB (By-Town Chapter)
5 IMP. DU CHARDONNAY
GATINEAU QC J9H 7P2

 

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2018 membership dues – pay now and win!

As the leaves begin to change colour, annual plants are replaced with pumpkins and sweaters get added to the closet… we are reminded that it is also time to pay dues. It’s time to renew your membership in your By-Town Heritage Club.

Membership fees are $15 per year. This small membership fee entitles you to the membership price on all activities, and the first chance to register for them. It also gives you access to exclusive Heritage Club discounts such as Johnson’s Home and Auto, Medoc travel insurance program as well as Goodlife Fitness. To take advantage of these programs you need to ensure that your annual membership fees to your chapter are paid. If you are unsure of your membership status please contact president@bytownchapter.com. Plus, you will be able to nominate charities you are involved with for consideration for our chapter’s support. From regular chapter get-togethers, outings and organized travel, to making a difference in your community, your membership will bring many rewards.

New this year! We will hold three draws (October, November and December) for $50, for all 2018 paid members. If you pay your dues now, you would have three chances to win $50. If you pay in November, two chances… December, one chance. This is a great opportunity to get your membership paid and… maybe enjoy one of our fun lunches – for free! Or perhaps you’d buy yourself a really great bottle of wine. Or you’d use it to join us on our next Mystery Day tour! Who can’t find a good use for $50?

Pay now for more chances to win!

Please send your dues via email money transfer or cheque, as follows:

Via email money transfer to treasurer@bytownchapter.com. For tips on sending the email money transfer, see our website at the following link: http://www.bytownchapter.com/about/membership-dues-cotisations/.

Via cheque – make cheque out to ‘LISE JETTE’ and mail to
HERITAGE CLUB (By-Town Chapter)
5 IMP. DU CHARDONNAY
GATINEAU QC J9H 7P2

Cheques or cash can also be given to any member of the Executive Committee at an event.

Don’t delay, renew your membership now!

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New Procedure for GoodLife Fitness Offer for Members

There is a new sign-up procedure for GoodLife Fitness starting September 15.  Check out the link to our GoodLife Fitness section for details.  Note that only dues-paying members have access to this offer.

link: GoodLife Fitness Offer for Members.

 

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CPC By-Town Heritage Club Member News

Are you a talented wood carver? Or an award-winning, self-taught mandolin player? Perhaps you’ve built eight homes (three of them in Indonesia) with Habitat or donated blood 10,000 times. Maybe your secret power is pairing niche beers with food, sewing costumes, growing gardens or creating beautiful wedding cakes! If you have a talent, we’d love to share it with your fellow members.

Send an email to vp-cindy@bytownchapter.com with a bit of information about your talent, super power, interest or extraordinary volunteer efforts. We’ll write up a brief article about your special skill to post in the Member News section on our website. Let’s celebrate and share our Heritage Club member’s talents!

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Canada Post head Deepak Chopra stepping down in the Spring of 2018

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/canada-post-head-deepak-chopra-stepping-down-in-spring-of-2018/article35986208/

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Travel corner!

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

We know our members are a travelling bunch and we’d love to share your tips, tricks, trips, adventures and pictures with other members. Big trips (which is the best of the Hawaiian Islands?), small trips (discovered a great restaurant in Montréal!), fun trips (great seniors discount at Wonderland available!)… we’d love to share any and all travelling notes.

If you’d like to share your travel experiences with your Heritage Club friends, please send an email to Cindy Daoust (vp-cindy@bytownchapter.com) and provide the following information:

  • Where did you go?
  • When did you go there?
  • What was the favourite part of your trip?
  • Top three things to do/see?

Please add anything else you want to share about your adventures and, of course, a few pictures. Pictures are the best way to share your adventure!

Who needs Trip Advisor if you have Heritage Club members…

Here’s the first one to get us started!

St. John’s NL – Not just icebergs and whales!

Members Richard and Cindy visited St. John’s NL in May. It was their first time visiting Canada’s newest province. Their visit was limited to the St. John’s area but they thoroughly enjoyed the city and its nearby areas. They were able to see the first of the 2017 icebergs (but no whales, except, sadly, a dead one that been caught in the ice floe and had washed up on shore), experience some great local music and enjoy lots of fresh seafood. St. John’s weather in May can be cool, but knowing that, warmer coats were packed and the coolness didn’t stop them from hiking the East Coast trail, exploring local beaches, enjoying the local culture and beverages on George Street and checking out the many historical sites. They definitely plan on going back and exploring this friendly, lively, beautiful province more.

In their words…

“MUST DO” ACTIVITY: Friday night Kitchen Party upstairs at the Quidi Vidi Brewery! The band was great, Iceberg beer is top notch and the people were fantastic. Great evening of music, fun, dancing and laughter!

TOP THREE THINGS TO DO/SEE:

  1. The view: If you are able, explore on foot – the jellybean houses, the views from the Battery, Signal Hill and Cape Spear, the East Coast Trail – great sights that will offer fabulous views of the ocean and the city.
  2. The music: George Street (and the downtown area in general) are alive with local talent most nights. Definitely check out a few bands and enjoy a few drinks with the locals. Yes, St. John’s residents go to George Street too! Also check out Erin’s Pub (Water Street) to see if Generations is playing while you’re there. If they are, go. You won’t be sorry!
  3. Get screeched in! Newfoundland Screech Rum has become a distinct part of Newfoundland and Labrador culture. Many are familiar with the fun and famous “Screech-In” ceremony, where a visitor or CFA (“Come From Away”) can be awarded the title of “honourary Newfoundlander”. The Screech Room, at the Spirit of Newfoundland, is a great place to, yes, kiss the cod! It’s housed in the Masonic Temple, one of the province’s most beautiful and historic buildings and the team there is full of local information and screech!

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First By-Town/Confederation Golf Tournament – Sunday, September 10, 2017 The Meadows Golf and Country Club

The Heritage Club’s By-Town and Confederation Chapter would like to invite you and your friends to our first joint golf tournament. Come and join us for an afternoon of fantastic prizes, fun and camaraderie. Proceeds from the day will go to the Canada Post Community Foundation.

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Winery Tour to Prince Edward County – August 15-17, 2017 ** SOLD OUT! **

Last chance to be part of the wine tour!

We have four spots (two rooms, one bed per room) left for the August wine (August 15-17) tour to Prince Edward County. If you have friends or family that would like to join in on the fun (adults only please), please have them reach out to us by June 10 (a deposit will need to be paid ASAP). Typically these tours sell out so this is a rare opportunity to share the fun with a good friend, neighbour or family. We’re also offering the member price to non-members. Please share the word and help us fill the bus. If you help us fill one of the rooms, you will receive a $25 gift certificate toward the purchase of your first bottle of wine (one per room)!

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June Lunch Break – Big Rig (west location) – June 1

Join us on June 1 at 11:30, at Big Rig  (west location) for lunch at 2750 Iris St Ottawa ON K2C3C9 (near Ikea).  Please register if you plan to attend so that we can confirm expected numbers to the establishment.  

Contact Mary Oosterholt-Pilon at vp-mary@bytownchapter.com to register.

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First By-Town/Confederation Golf Tournament – Sunday, September 10, 2017 The Meadows Golf and Country Club

The Heritage Club’s By-Town and Confederation Chapter would like to invite you and your friends to our first joint golf tournament. Come and join us for an afternoon of fantastic prizes, fun and camaraderie. Proceeds from the day will go to the Canada Post Community Foundation.

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New Community Involvement Section!

Thanks to the generosity of our members, we are able to financially support local organizations as our Causes of Choice. To showcase your generosity, and provide members with additional information about these organizations, we’ve added a new Community Involvement tab in the menu bar above. If you want to learn more about these organizations, or maybe even volunteer to help with their good work, the Community Involvement page can help!  

Also, if you volunteer at or support a local organization and would like to have By-Town consider them as our Cause of Choice for next year, please send a note to any member of the executive.

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Hiking 2017

Who’s up for an occasional early-day hike?  Last year, a few of us found short, not-too-strenuous hikes in the region, and got together before the heat of the day.  We hiked, we talked, we hiked some more.  And survey says that we all loved it! Continue reading

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May Lunch Break – May 4, 2017 – Mandarin Buffet

Join us on May 4, 11:30, at Mandarin Buffet (290 West Hunt Club) for a Chinese Buffet lunch (location on Google Maps).

Please register if you plan to attend so that we can confirm expected numbers to the establishment.  Contact Karen Casselman at vp-karen@bytownchapter.com.

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Winery Tour to Prince Edward County – August 15-17, 2017

Back by popular demand is a winery tour to Prince Edward County.  Included:

  • Transportation to Prince Edward County and to all wineries
  • Two-night accommodation at the Waring House Hotel
  • Two breakfasts
  • All wine tasting fees and tours.

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