Contributed by Barbara Silverman…..
On December 3rd, 2013 over eighty members of WASM, along with friends and family, gathered at the Holiday Inn on Sherbrooke Street for our annual Christmas luncheon.
Consisting of fine dining and pleasant conversations, the weatherman cooperated by withholding a gift of rain, freezing rain, snow, or sleet – thus allowing everyone to descend on the meeting place in fine spirits. The majority arrived early to be expertly guided by waiting members to the upstairs restaurant. Quickly divesting ourselves of heavy winter coats and boots many decided to partake in an extra glass of cheer, from the cash bar, before settling into their places. A nice large room had been reserved in which round tables, each seating eight, had been set up awaiting our arrival.
On each chair we found a bright red tote bag, gaily printed with the name of The Women’s Art Society of Montreal. As Cheryl Braganza pointed out – this way we can identify other members on the bus or Metro. Once we were all seated Jennifer Gasoi, Juno and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, proceed to give us an inspirational talk about her life and her own climb up the difficult ladder of success. To our delight she entertained us with a couple of lovely songs and several members added her CD to their collections, thus being able to enjoy her singing in the years to come.
Afterwards we settled down to enjoy a fine meal, which included a glass of wine (extremely important), soup, main course, dessert (very important), and coffee or tea. The staff was efficient, pleasant and polite, preventing us from having any complaints. After one last song from Jennifer, we said our parting wishes which leaves only this to add – we all enjoyed
ourselves and to all a Happy New Year!
BREAKING NEWS: Jennifer Gasoi has been nominated for a Grammy after all !! Congratulations…..
WELCOMING YOU ALL TO OUR HOLIDAY LUNCH ON DECEMBER 3rd, WASM MEMBERS & FRIENDS.
THE HOLIDAY INN IS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF SHERBROOKE WEST near Durocher, City Councillors and Aylmer . No cross street.
VALET PARKING AVAILABLE FOR THE DAY WITH COUPON: $12
We have over 85 members signed up – plenty of door prizes, inspirational speaker and good cheer…………….
FEATURING: JENNIFER GASOI, twice Juno-nominated singer/songwriter for Children’s Album of the Year , nominated for a Grammy, Canadian Children’s Artist for the Year, will be there to energize us and provide a 15 minute inspirational story about her life (from 12.15 – 12.30 pm) with a song or two thrown in . Jennifer is making a name for herself as one of Canada’s hottest children’s performers and recording artists. You may have heard her interviewed by Sonali Karnick on CBC radio recently. Bring some extra cash to purchase her new CD for your children or grandchildren which she will even autograph for you. $15 each. 2 for $25.
Here are the details:
11.30 am – 2.30 pm: (We have the room from 11 am to 3 pm). Join us for some holiday cheer on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013 at the Holiday Inn, 420 Sherbrooke West (east from University, just past Loto Québec). A great way to celebrate with your friends, meet our members and art lovers in a lovely ambience …… There are 8 to a table so gather together your friends and reserve your table soon.
Take the escalator to the first floor to LES VERRIÈRES. There will be a cash bar (and a place to hang your coats) at the entrance to the hall. Drinks available at your expense ($5.50 – $7.50)
MENU – Only $35 for a 3 course meal which includes a glass of red or white wine.
You will be asked to make your choice when you purchase your ticket
VEGETABLE SOUP OF THE DAY
MAIN COURSE. Your choice of:
Poached Filet of Salmon with lemon sauce served with rice & vegetables
Chicken Supreme with mushroom sauce
Stuffed Pepper with rice & vegetables (vegetarian option if requested)
BREAD ROLLS & BUTTER
DESSERT: Chef’s Choice
INCLUDES ONE GLASS OF HOUSE WINE PER PERSON