President’s Message – May 2019

April didn’t disappoint with showers and I know we needed the rain but I do look forward to the flowers of May! So for all you gardeners looking forward to May, a cautionary note from the Essential Earthman Henry Mitchell  “By the time one is eighty, it is said, there is no longer a tug of war in the garden with the May flowers hauling like mad against the claims of the other months. All is at last in balance and all is serene. The gardener is usually dead, of course.” I also love the quote by Kin Hubbard: “Don’t knock the weather: nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.”

We’re going to have a busy spring and summer full of fun events being organized by Joanie and other members. Details about these outings are all highlighted in this edition of the e-News. I do however want to draw your attention to one event that has a payment deadline looming. It’s the PRISMA Festival Sail to the Symphony on Saturday June 29th.

Each year the Festival hosts a two week classical music academy in Powell River, B.C., with pre-professional student-musicians and renowned guest artists from symphony orchestras around the world. During the two weeks students have the opportunity to work alongside their guest artists for daily master classes, rehearsals and recitals, all leading to five main concert performance events – one of which is PRISMA’s Sail to the Symphony.

The 2019 package includes ferry tickets (Comox-Powell River & return), busing (in Powell River), a catered lunch and the Symphony Matinee, the final concert in the Festival series.

The package price for 2019’s Sail to the Symphony is $85 per person but we will be given a 10% discount if we pre-book a group of 15 or more. The payment deadline is May 1st but I’ve asked for an extension to May 7th. There is still room for people to sign up and if you already signed up please bring your payment of $76.50 per person to our May meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you at the May 3d meeting,