Bonfire, Hot Dogs, Hot Chocolate & Snowmobiles!!

The North East Georgian Bay Snowmobile Club will be having a bonfire with free hot dogs and hot chocolate on Saturday February 15 on the “C” trail behind the OLD community center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Our next meeting is January 8 at 6 p.m. at the Shell Station.  New members and volunteers to help open the trails are welcome.

 

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER – Dec. 3

“Kudos to you and your crew!  It was a wonderful evening with friends along with a sumptuous turkey dinner (and cheesecake!)

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED TO MAKE THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS DINNER ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL AND CHEERY ONE!   Special thanks go to our kitchen volunteers: Heather McLaren, Shelley Gardner, and Mike Leutcher.  They were marvelous.   Our appreciation also goes to Jeff, Marci, Cindy, Laurie, Linda, and Cathy for helping with all the event organizing tasks; to Diane Penfold for providing her popular dessert donation (cheesecake), and to our chefs, Leo and Jan for a yummy Christmas feast.

Community Christmas Party Dec. 7

Hosted by the PaB Activities Club, everyone is welcome to this year’s Community Christmas Party on Dec. 7, 2019 at the PaB Community Center.  There will be lots of crafts for children as well as entertainment, a yummy lunch for all guests, prize tables, and of course, a visit from Santa!    And it’s all free!

Please register children (to ensure they receive a gift from Santa) by November 15.  Contact Miriam McAllister at  miriam@mcrhode.com

Christmas Bazaar Nov. 30

Join us on Nov. 30, 2019 for the PaB  annual Christmas Bazaar showcasing the various works of local vendors.  Enjoy cookies and coffee or tea while you browse.  A great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping!  All happening at our beautiful Community Centre.

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. 

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

 

 

 

POINTE AU BARIL SENIORS CLUB EXECUTIVE – 2019

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

Exercise Classes

Free Exercise Classes!  PaB Community Centre
Low impact and chair aerobics, strength, balance, and stretching.
Great for seniors too.
No classes on weekends.
Contact PaB Community Centre for dates and times at 705-366-2515.

NEW!  EXERCISE LEADER TRAINING
Are you interested in becoming a exercise leader?

 

 

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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

“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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