Pointe au Baril Seniors Club

Pointe au Baril Seniors Club is a non profit community based organization whose membership is open to all individuals age 50+.  The Club’s primary goal is to  support  it’s membership and in doing so strengthen its community.  It does this through various social, educational, and awareness activities and programs. 

The Pointe au Baril Seniors Club is a member of the United Senior Citizens of Ontario (USCO).

Monthly meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at the PAB Community Centre.  All are welcome.

Annual membership is $20 per person.  Please consider joining the Seniors Club.  Anyone age 50+ is eligible.   For more information contact us at info@pointeaubarilcommunity.ca

Upcoming Activities and Events
October 2, 2017 – National Seniors Day Luncheon, 12 noon, PAB Community Centre.  Courtesy of and sponsored by the Township of the Archipelago. 

October 4, 2017 – PAB Seniors Club monthly meeting; 9 a.m., PAB Community Centre

October 24, 2017 – Euchre Tournament, PAB Community Centre.  Includes morning refreshments and lunch; door prizes.  Registration $15 per person.  Check back for details.

November, 2017 – Remembrance Day Luncheon.  Free.  Follows PAB Remembrance Day ceremony.  Details to follow.

Pickleball

Join us for Pickleball on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings from  9:30a.m. to noon, at the Community Centre in Pointe au Baril.  Friendly competition and good exercise!    Youth to seniors are welcome.  Beginners are welcome too.  Paddles and balls provided.

Note:  There will be no Pickleball September 9, 2017

 

 

 

Arts on the Bay

ARTS ON THE BAY

Thank you to our sponsors and patrons for a successful 2017 season!

See you next summer for more good food, good fun, and great entertainment right here in Pointe au Baril at our lovely Community Centre on the bay!

Check this website next spring for information on next year’s line up.

For more information about Arts on the Bay go to www.artsonthebay.org/


 

Canada Day in Review

POINTE TO THE EAST: A VILLAGE RE-INVENTS ITSELF

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This incredible video, a special community project for Canada 150,  is now fully accessible via Youtube at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTUAjLveX3w

The video is about 4 GB in size.  It is also available on the computer at the Community Centre library.

Some physical copies of Pointe to the East are still available (on USB flashdrives).  Contact Elsie at  at 705-366-2050.  You’ll want a copy for yourself and your friends, and anyone else lucky enough to have experienced the magic and majesty of Pointe au Baril!

The reviews are in and hugely positive!   Here’s what some had to say:

I just finished watching Pointe to the East. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! There are very few videos that keep my interest anymore, but I was just riveted to this.  So, so, so, so, well done!!!  Kudos to everyone involved in the creation of this!! – Ian Mead

This video really told the reasons why the community began, grew, moved and expanded. The film was professionally done but really kept the small town feel with interviews of long-time residents, bringing a lot of old memories to mind! So proud of the committee members who started with a simple idea and ended with a very professional film, wonderful job. Well done. – Joan Emery

Tremendous amount of work that went into this project is obvious in the excellent result. I’m really impressed. I’ve already watched the video again. It’s terrific! – Nancy Rogers

Wow what a great job all of you have done on this. PAB now has its own movie and something to be very proud of. I brought my dad and his brothers to the preview they all loved it. – Randy Gardner

It was fabulous! I bought 4 copies. I could pause it and take a closer look at some of the pictures. Incredible job! – Kathleen Kidd

I purchased the USB stick that featured the documentary. What was so amazing, being able to watch it the second time, is that I could pause and examine the many photos for as long as I wished. This often lead to lengthy conversations with others watching it with me, especially those who were born and raised in PAB. – Jane Kydd

The worst I heard was that it was incredible and it went up from there!

 


Pointe to the East – Description

Pointe au Baril’s long history and unique development is recounted in this 58-minute documentary.  It weaves interviews, video, photos, and narrative to recount the village’s early beginnings at its famed lighthouse on the rocky shores of Georgian Bay and its move to its present location 11 kms to the east. The video tells the story of how people, natural resources, and transportation all influenced its origins and development. As resources changed, Pointe au Baril did not become a ghost town like so many towns have. Instead, it moved and reinvented itself as a thriving host and supply centre for the thousands of island residents whose families helped to build and shape this town and its spectacular environment.

Pointe to the East is a special project undertaken to mark Canada’s 150th birthday. A special thanks goes out to the many volunteers who told us their stories and provided more than 2,300 photos, hundreds of which form the core of the video.