Gwledd Dydd Gwyl Dewi / St. David’s Day Banquet 2017
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
We will once again have the pleasure of celebrating Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant/St. David’s Day with a luncheon banquet in the gracious surroundings of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club.
Please join us to honor our patron saint while enjoying good fellowship and excellent food. Our guest speaker this year is Phil Jenkins, well-known local author, journalist and historian.
Entertainment: Recital by soprano soloist Ania Hejnar, accompanied by well-known Ottawa accompanist, Judith Ginsberg..
Time: Reception 11:30 am – 12:20 pm, Lunch Banquet 12:30 pm
Venue: The Royal Ottawa Golf Club, 1405 Aylmer Road, Gatineau, Quebec, J9H 7L2
Menu: This year we are offering a choice of chicken or vegetarian meal.
Cost: Early bird tickets $55 each, deadline February 11, 2017; $60 thereafter.
Dress code: Business casual – no jeans or cargo pants.
Reservation forms are in the Winter 2017 Newsletter or you can print your own: Luncheon Reservation 2017. Please send your completed forms, with payment, to Marilyn Jenkins, 267 McClellan Road, Nepean, ON, K2H 8N7. If you wish, you may include your 2017 membership form and payment with your luncheon reservation.
For more information contact: Marilyn Jenkins, (613) 820-6687 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St. David’s Day Gymanfa Ganu 2017
Date: Sunday, February 26th, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 470 Roosevelt Ave.
Last year’s Gymanfa was a resounding success. Please join us again to sing some wonderful traditional hymns in English and in Welsh.
The Executive have invited Marilyn Jenkins to conduct the Gymanfa. Marilyn conducted the Ottawa Welsh Choral Society for 24 years, leading it to success in the Kiwanis Music Festival and on a well-received tour of Wales in 1990, and on many other adventures. She also taught music to intermediate level students for 33 years, before retiring to pursue other interests more fully. These interests include American Sign Language, voice training, quilting and dressage. She looks forward to encouraging the congregation to sing with gusto and sensitivity.
Alan Thomas will once again be at the organ, supporting the singing with his inimitable accompaniments. He is always an enjoyable addition to any Gymanfa. Alan will also be leading the Côr Alltudion Westminster, a pick-up choir, in a version of the beloved hymn, Llef.
Please bring your Welsh Hymn Book, if you have one! View the program here: gymanfa-2017-program. Feel free to print a copy to bring with you.
As always, we invite you to participate in a friendly reception (Te bach) afterwards and we would be very grateful if you could bring some goodies to share.
St. David’s Day Reception 2017
Please join us in celebrating St David, patron Saint of Wales and enjoy a taste of Wales.
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
British High Commission
80 Elgin Street
Ottawa K1P 5K7
RSVP to email@example.com
•RSVP essential with your first and last name along with your organization
•This event has limited space; guest list will be allocated on a first-reply basis
•This invitation is non-transferable
•No parking is available on site
If you speak Welsh there’s a gathering of the ‘Awr Sgwrsio’ conversation held every first or second Monday of the month at the Clock Tower, 575 Bank Street at 7pm.
For more information, please contact Alison Lawson, 613-725-2704 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org