April Newsletter


Well folks we are into Spring, but this being Alberta, it may be a while yet before we see flowers, bees, and butterflies. At least we know any snow we get will not stay around very long now!!

The Airdrie Over 50 Club would like to acknowledge the receipt of a $24,000 Grant from the Calgary Foundation, which was used to purchase supplies and finance the reopening of the Club after we were closed for 18 months during the COVID pandemic. We were very pleased to receive this grant which has now been used to facilitate our reopening.

WELCOME BACK DINNER We are finally able to host this event on April 2, this Saturday. We look forward to seeing many members for food and fellowship at 6pm for dinner, with entertainment starting at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door - $5.00/member and $10/non-member. Wine will be sold for $5/glass. Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy the music of Waltzing Matilda. Doors will open at 5:15pm. Previously purchased tickets will be honoured.

TRAVEL NEWS Jean has been trying to organize off-site activities for us but with the cost of entry to venues plus the rising price of gas many trips are quite cost prohibitive for some of us. One thought was car-pooling to the attractions which would cut down on costs associated with bus transportation. There would be reimbursement for drivers for gas. If anyone would be interested in car-pooling, please give Jean a call at 403.948.3312 or email to travel@airdrieover50club.com

COMMUNITY LINKS The subject for April is Mindfulness. Do you have overwhelming feelings? Then this Mindfulness Workshop will help. We will discuss mind-body awareness and wellness through relaxation and have the opportunity to practice mindfulness techniques to increase confidence, self-esteem, and well-being. This presentation is slated for April 6 at 2pm at the Club.

GENERAL MEETING We are having a General Meeting this month on April 20 at 7pm at the Club.

Jokes & Such

More from the Year 1921:

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.

There was neither a Mother’s Day nor a Father’s Day.

Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, ‘Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health!’ (Scary, eh?)

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help. (That should be mandated as law, right?)