NEW HOURS FOR COMMUNITY CENTRE

Effective October 29, 2018 the hours of the Community Centre will change as follows: 

Monday              9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday             9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday      9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday           11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday                  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday – Closed

Exercise Classes

Free Exercise Classes!  PaB Community Centre
October 17 – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
October 23 – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
October 25 – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Low impact and chair aerobics, strength, balance, and stretching.  Wear comfortable clothing.

Pointe au Baril Seniors Club

Club meetings are held the first Monday of each month, 9 a.m. at the PaB Community Centre.

We encourage your input regarding future directions for the Club and setting priorities for member activities and events.  We look forward to an active and fun year ahead.

Membership
Membership is open to anyone age 50 and over.  Annual fee is $20 per person.  For more information please contact Muriel McKee, Treasurer at waddavue@hotmail.com .  As well as offering you voting privileges, your annual membership fee includes the Club’s Christmas dinner.   

Non Profit Organization
The 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. 

Monthly meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at the PAB Community Centre.  When a statutory holiday falls on the first Monday, meetings are re scheduled to the following Monday.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS
Annual Christmas Dinner
– December 11, 2018

We’re changing things up this year and surprises are in store including variation on the menu, a cash bar, and music!
Free to members
Non-members (residents age 19+) $25 per person

Members please RSVP to Sara at sarawest@royallepage.ca or705-773-8612

Non-members may purchase tickets at CCY and the Shell Station until November 30.

 

POINTE AU BARIL SENIORS CLUB EXECUTIVE – 2018

President                 Anna Allevato   anna@lindagraff.ca
Vice President      Laurie Emery     lauriemayemery@gmail.com
Treasurer                 Muriel McKee    waddavue@hotmail.com
Secretary                 Sara West           sarawest@royallepage.ca

Pickleball – Pointe au Baril Community Centre

Join us for Pickleball  at the PaB Community Centre!


CHANGE IN GAME TIMES!
Join us Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

No pickleball Saturday mornings.  The Community Centre is closed Saturday and Sunday.

Paddles and balls provided.
Friendly competition and good exercise!    Youth to seniors are welcome.  Beginners are welcome too!  

We play all year round.

 

 

 

 

 

Funding Announcement

The Trustees of the Pointe au Baril Canada Day 150 funds are very pleased to announce an allocation of funding to the PaB Cemetery Board.  Funding will  help meet a long awaited goal of the Cemetery Board – to provide a shelter at our cemetery site located off South Shore Road.  This project will serve to  better accommodate the needs of users of this beautiful site by providing shelter from the elements while at the same time enhancing the park setting and activities that take place there including Remembrance Day ceremonies. The allocation amount will be announced in the spring of 2018 following review of building specifications.

Should funds remain after the donation outlined above, the Trustees have identified the second priority as picnic tables adjacent to the new children’s playground to be built by the Township of the Archipelago on the old nursing station site.

The decisions of the Trustees have been made with community input provided at a Town Hall meeting held Feb. 3, 2018.

“POINTE TO THE EAST: A VILLAGE RE-INVENTS ITSELF” VIDEO

POINTE TO THE EAST: A VILLAGE RE-INVENTS ITSELF

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Director, Producer, Writer:  Linda Graff
Editor:  Gilles Gagnon

This amazing video recounts Pointe au Baril’s long history and unique development.  “Pointe to the East” is a special community project undertaken  to mark Canada 150.

How to Access
Youtube – This incredible 58-minute documentary is now fully accessible via Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTUAjLveX3w

PaB Community Center Library – The video may be viewed on the computer in the library.  It is about 4 GB in size.

To purchase – Some physical copies of Pointe to the East are still available (on USB flashdrives).  Contact Elsie at 705-366-2050 to purchase.  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!

A full description of the video can be found below…following the sampling of excellent reviews.

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 and 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, and to our sponsors whose generosity helped to make this project possible.

Video Sponsors
BEACON MARINE
DESMASDONS BOAT WORKS
PAYNES MARINE


NORTH SHORE BARGE


Special thanks to the Township of the Archipelago


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