Tuesday, September 13, 2016

2016 To Hell with The Bell - Photos from the Event

Retirees attending the 2016 To Hell with The Bell

 Left to right: Don Standing, Laurie Mitchell, David Osborn, and Diane Williams

Eva Hilborn (Lifetime Member)

The PQRTA Executive for 2016/2017 From left to right:

Ellen Coates (Treasurer)

Kay Howard (Past-President)

Marg Hoverman (Secretary)

Cathy Van Herwaarden (President)

Laurel Johannson (Membership)

Elaine Young (Programs)

Colleen Craig (Sunshine)

Sharon Cox-Gustavson (Heritage)

Lucinda Hendren (Vice-President)

Missing:  Val Dyer (Communication)

Betty Harrower (Lifetime Member)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

To Hell with The Bell - Sept 6

It's that time of the year when retired teachers smile smugly and say “To hell with the bell!” And so, the PQRTA invites you to join in a celebratory cheer and breakfast buffet in a new venue!

Tuesday, September 6th
                              Quality Resort Bayside
240 Dogwood Street
                                      Parksville, BC

10:00am – doors open
10:30am – breakfast served
This year, we have changed our venue so we can all be in one room.  
It is a social time where we welcome our new retirees and have a celebratory toast to retirement.

The breakfast buffet includes: eggs benny, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fried potatoes, toast, fruit salad, juice, coffee and tea.  As well, each person receives a Mimosa (Champagne and Orange Juice) for the cheer.

The cost is $25.00 which includes the delicious breakfast buffet, one Mimosa and a contribution towards the door prize.  As well, you can purchase tickets to participate in the “Skill Testing Question”.  Please bring cash (correct change is appreciated).

Remember to wear a name tag.  If you wish to order a PQRTA name tag, then please let us know when you register.

Please RSVP to Cathy Van Herwaarden by Wednesday, Aug. 31st
cathyvanh@gmail.com    or    250.248.0412

Check out the PQRTA website:

Monday, July 4, 2016

PQRTA June News

Hello Retired Colleagues!
Just thought that you might be interested in some of the latest happenings in the Parksville Qualicum Retired Teachers’ Association:
ROTARY PARK – June 15th
-       Delicious Pot Luck Picnic with 22 members in attendance
-       Weather was changeable, but that’s the “wet” coast for ya!
-       Prizes for summer hats and door prize (beaded book bracelets)
-       Thanks to President Kay Howard and Vice-President Tom Manson for past years’ service (small gift and card presented)
-       New executive elected, as below:

Thursday, June 2, 2016

June 15th Pot Luck and AGM

Hello Retired Colleagues!

Time has flown!  It's already June 2nd and I know that you've been waiting for more information about our June gathering.  

In last fall's survey, there were some comments/suggestions about the barbecue, so let's change it up and try a pot luck picnic!!!

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 15th at 11:30AM until 2:00ish

WHERE:  Rotary Park - Beach front in Qualicum Beach

- Annual General Meeting with Committee Reports and Elections
- Pot Luck Picnic lunch buffet - bring your favourite item to share!
- Skill Testing Question - tickets $2 each or 3 for $5
- $8.00 to $10.00 cost per person to cover $150.00 rental fee of facility
- Summer Hat Contest - prize for best!!!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Reminder - our annual gathering on June 15th

Hello Parksville Qualicum Retired Teachers!

Details forthcoming, but please save the date for our annual gathering at Rotary Park on the beach:

Wednesday, June 15th  

Cathy Van

Cathy Van Herwaarden
PQRTA - Programs Chair

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Deep Bay Marine Station - ASAP

Hello Retired Teachers!

Are you planning on attending the "high tea" lunch and tour of the Deep Bay Marine Station next Thursday, April 14th???

Monday, February 29, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Volunteer Tutors

Hi Cathy

Just a note to interested folks. Our School District 69 International Students Program is looking for volunteer tutors. Feel free to share this information and if people wish more info, they can contact me or rpepper@sd69.bc.ca

Thanks and have a great time....

Elaine Young

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

February 10th Update

RE:  Wed. Feb. 10th - 1:00 to 3:00 at Nanoose Hall

Thanks to the following for letting me know that they CAN attend:

1. Sally Hemingson - cookies
2. Eva Hillborn - cookies
3. Nancy Whelan - goodie
4. Barb Brett - baking
5. Sylvia Young
6. Elaine Young
7. Me (Cathy Van)

Thanks to ten others that let me know that they CANNOT attend:
Val Dyer, Caroline Hammill, Colleen Craig, Tom Body, Sandra Veenstra, Gerry Galey, Bill Hoverman, Marg, Hoverman, Jan Graham, and Kay Howard.  (most of whom are off to some wonderful travel adventures.  Happy trails!)

To the rest of you...

Are you able to attend???  If you're joining us, please email me, by TUESDAY, FEB. 2nd.

Thanks!  Cathy Van

Cathy Van Herwaarden

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Valentine's Get Together

Hello Retired Colleagues

Are you up for a card game or board game???

Wed. Feb. 10th - 1:00 to 3:00
Nanoose Bay Library Hall
2489 Nanoose Rd,
Nanoose Bay, BC V9P 9E6

Coffee, tea and munchies will be served.
An offer of baking or appie would be appreciated.

Wear your Valentine's best! (Red, pink, purple)
This is a SOCIAL and not a business meeting.

Bring your name tag, a favourite game and your sense of fun, fun, fun!!!

See attached for invitation.

If you are coming, please reply by Tues. Feb. 2nd.

Thanks!  Cathy Van Herwaarden
Programs Chair