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Up-Coming Events

It appears that it will be a while before we will be able to meet face to face to enjoy one another's company, hear a presentation, grab a bite to eat and drink, and catch up. But fear not! The GBCRA Board of Directors has been working to put together a fall schedule of events and presentations. We can't do much about the food and drink, but we can provide you with ways to stay in touch with one another. Put these dates in your calendar now so you can join the fun!

9

September

2020

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul
Sept. 9, 2020 2:00 PM

The 10 year-old gospel-singer from Detroit who later became one of the best-selling musical artists of all time with a career spanning over 60 years, 18 Grammy awards, and hits like “Respect”, “A Natural Woman” and “I Knew You Were Waiting”. She has been described as the fiery voice of an artist, a civil rights activist and humanitarian icon who “helped define the American experience” (Barack Obama).

Cost: Free to paid members

To Reserve a spot click here 

7

October

2020

Zoom Bingo 
October 7, 2020 2:00
 
GBCRA BINGO AFTERNOON

Save the date! Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon of Zoom Bingo on October 7th at 2:00 PM. Our kitty will be divided between Bingo prizes and GBCRA's Student Scholarship Fund. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.






      
Cost: $5 per card - maximum 6 cards

To Reserve a spot click here

4

November

2020

Icons of Canadian Popular Music 
November 4, 2020 2:00 PM

Explore how popular music has been shaped by Canada. Hear the sounds of Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and many more great Canadian musicians. 










Cost: Free to paid members

To Reserve a spot click here 

1

December

2020

A Winter Wonderland of Yuletide Favourites
and 
GBCRA's Annual Meeting
December 1, 2020
11:00 AM

It’s the holiday season! The classic sounds of Bing Crosby, the jazz of Vince Guaraldi, and the flair of Elvis Presley!




Cost: Free to paid members

To Reserve a spot click here 

16

December

2020

George Gershwin: Jazz in the Concert Hall
December 16, 2020
2:00 PM

A central figure at the crossroads of jazz and classical, he naturalized jazz in classical music with works like Blue Monday, Summertime, I got rhythm, and of course his “jazz concerto” – Rhapsody in Blue. 


Cost: Free to paid members

To Reserve a spot click here 

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June

2020

Not Sure You Know Enough About Zoom to Participate?
TBD

All of the activities listed above, as well as our clubs and meetings are happening on-line via Zoom.
In order to help you participate more, we are offering a short training session on the basics of Zoom.


Cost:  Free to paid members

To reserve a spot click
here

We are Looking for Gently Used or New Items to Auction Off

Time for our Annual Silent Auction

Like many, during these unprecedented days, I’ve been cleaning out closets and finding lots of things I’ve never used and now plan to give away. Then, this thought occurred: maybe some of these items could be used in a ‘virtual’ silent auction or perhaps a garage sale with bidding that would help raise money for our scholarship fund. For example, there are some dishes I’ve never used, or that brand new purse someone gave me, but I’ve never used. Maybe you’re downsizing and have a table or bookcase that you plan to give away. These items are stacked up eagerly awaiting another life.
Our goal is to contribute $800 to the GBCRA Student Scholarship Fund for the year 2020.

There are 3 ways you can help:
1.  Make a donation to the fund;
2. Donate items to the Auction;           
3. Make bid at the Silent Auction

To donate an item, simply take a photo of the item, write a brief description, assign a value and suggest an opening bid. That's all there is to it. Please help us. We need your stuff!!! Send your photos and descriptions to Anne MacKenzie-Thompson