23 March 2022;
Well we.ve had two dance nights this month. Three plus squares last week. We've decided to keep the 7 dollar entry fee to build a little momentum. Thanks to Casino volunteers, CDCDA has enough money to back our costs for Instructor and venue.
After much discussion, Lukes and Lucys executive have relented to making masking optional, but strongly recommended. The hospitals are still over burdened with admissions near the maximums of the previous Delta Covid wave. Infections are rising in Europe and Asia. Can we be far behind?
Full Vaccinations are now doubly important, and required at our events.
EXTRA DANCE WITH MURRAY FEW WILL CONTINUE WITH THEIR FULLY MASKED POLICY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
16 OCT 2021
Sorry. We had to suspend operations due to Covid risk. Check back when you've been vaccinated! Meanwhile, if you're willing to mask and distance, Crossfire/Eileen and Gary Smith, are offering continuity with all levels of square dancing at Belmead Hall. Check their club page for details. Round Dancers check Mary and Bruce Nelson's FUN STEPS club page.
Diamond Jubilee 7 Nov 2019
[this is the sort of thing we hope to be doing again post pandemic]
Lukes and Lucys in the sky with diamonds
DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY DINE AND DANCE!!
Dine and Dance with Lukes and Lucys for their 60th Anniversary
Thursday 7 November 2019
St Edmunds Parish Hall 132 Ave & 116 St North Side
Admission $7 Plus Potluck Offering
Wayne Russell and Murray Few calling MS and Plus Tips
Doors open 5 PM, Potluck dinner/program from ~6 pm,
Dancing (optional) to follow
Everyone Welcome, especially former Lukes and Lucys
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD
We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of CDCDA for this event
Dancing starts October 3, 2019 and goes thru to May 7, 2020. We will not use the hall for dancing on December 19, December 26, January 2, April 9. Therefor Extra Dance will have 12 dances and Lukes and Lucys will have 15 dances = a total of 27 dances.
We continued to cover expenses over early 2019. No cancellations in spite of a record cold February. Happy to see Snowbirds back on the floor, giving us 5 squares at times.
Next up is the annual general meeting, after dancing on 4 April. The current executive has served more than their share of years, so we welcomed the Carnduffs who volunteered last AGM. All positions are open for nomination/volunteering/sharing. If you can't do a lot, do a little, by ensuring the refreshments are managed every evening.
Then, about 2 May, we have our windup, and fundraiser for Camp He Ho Ha, a summer camp for those with any kind of disability, which has long waiting lists. Check out http://camphehoha.com/. Details should be coming in emails and posters on the 'promo' table. FREE admission, all donations go to the camp; mainstream tips.
Have a nice summer. Campout schedules also on the promo table. Invite your mainstream friends to show up for our plus lessons from the first Thursday in October, from 7 PM at St Edmunds. Absolute beginners can be accommodated any and every Monday evening at CDCDA sponsored "Square Up" group at Belmead Hall. We need people, people! "
2019 is the SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY of Lukes and Lucys. We're marking the occasion on about the first Thursday of November, with a potluck meal before dancing.. Start collecting memorabilia and recollections and ideas to add to this celebration.
By the time you read this in print, we'll be halfway thru the winter semester.. Luke and Lucys again combined with eXtra Dance for a big Christmas party and fundraiser on 13 Dec. In lieu of admission, the eight squares of generous dancers donated $722 for YESS; $555 for Food bank, and from the club treasury $300 to Adopt-a-Teen. Yes that means that one or more dancers personally anted up over $100. Thank you all! Our numbers held up well during the fall with 5 or 6 squares. Maybe some snowbirds are toughing it out in Alberta. We hope to do as well this semester.
Our combined windup dance should be on 2 May.. similar pattern as a voluntary fundraiser for Camp He Ho Ha, who are always most grateful for your efforts. Reminders and details should be appearing in emails from CDCDA.
Thanks to the helpful elves who sign up to oversee our refreshment counter on our dance nights. Remember to take a turn -look for the signup list. We want to make it as easy as possible for those who let their names stand for executive positions by taking care of the more mundane chores.
We plus clubs need to help feed in new dancers, so we can ultimately replace ourselves at the Plus level. Gary and Eileen Smith have made a big investment in time, talent and cash to offer the NEST program for training new dancers on an as-available basis, and that needs volunteer 'narrators' as coaches. Hint Hint!
Sadly, we have to mark the passing of Hazel Paradis in early January. She and Norm have been steady supporters of our lub for decades.
By the time you read this, we'll be well into our new season, which started Thursday 4 Oct. Same timing, same location: Plus level beginners/workshop from 7 PM, full Plus after 8.30 PM; at St Edmund's church hall 132 Ave and 116 1/8 St, Edmonton. Our instructor, Wayne Russell, and we will alternate Thursday Plus with Extra Dance and Murray Few. Lukes and Lucys, with snacks, take the first, third and fifth Thursdays.
We wound up last season with a fund raiser dance for Camp He Ho Ha. Our generous patrons , and club treasury, provided over 2000 dollars to this summer camp facility for handicapped folk. It will be hard to beat that record; though we'll try at our Christmas fundraiser,
Thursday 13 Dec. Bring potluck snacks for the after-party, FREE entry.
From January edition of the promenader;
Lukes and Lucys have enjoyed good attendance this fall.. It's great to have a square or more of new or reviewing Plus dancers every Thursday at 7 pm. By the time you read this we may be including everybody in full Plus for the full evening til 9.30 or 10 PM.
Our FREE fundraising Christmas dance was well attended by very generous dancers.. 8+ squares donated $ 1210 to YESS [ Youth Empowerment and Support Services]; $315 to the food bank. From the club coffers we were able to give $300 to Adopt-a-Teen as well. We're looking for an outlet where all fundraising clubs could get wider publicity for their 'good works."
We've started the spring session on Jan_4; after dodging windchills of minus 40 during our Christmas recess.
Our windup dance , another fundraiser for Camp He Ho Ha [you can Google that], is tentatively scheduled for May 3 2018. Double-down format with harmonnizing callers, Mainstream and Plus, dancing from 7 to 9, followed by potluck snacks,