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Winter Events 2021

You and your single friends, WHEREVER BORN, are invited to the following events
There is a $5 levy per person per event to be paid on arrival.
YOUR GUESTS and FIRST TIMERS INCLUDED.

When reserving for these events, please give your first & last names plus home phone number in case there is a change. Your home phone number is important - even if you reserve by email. The host may need to call you about a last-minute change.

When paying the levy, do not expect hosts to provide change; we must minimize the handling of cash. If you do not have a $5 banknote, write a cheque payable to the UK CONNEXION before you arrive. You will be asked to drop payment directly into a bag or envelope provided by the host.

UKC outdoor events are only possible by strict compliance with COVID-19 rules. If you do not believe in the necessity of masking, sanitization, and social distancing requirements, or have any virus symptoms, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.


 
Jan 22 Fri 6 pm
Zoom
ZOOM HAPPY HOUR WITH SLIDE SHOW OF CANAL BOATING IN ENGLAND
NO LEVY
Join Susan for a Zoom Happy Hour video conference this Friday. This will be a free event to help UKC members keep connected in these trying times. Liz McGroarty will show her slides of a 2012 Canal Boating adventure led by recently departed member Lew Smith. The Zoom program can be downloaded here https://zoom.us/download. Once it is downloaded you have to set up Zoom by signing in with your email address and setting up a password. There are tutorials on this product here Link. You can also join a test meeting here https://zoom.us/test to test your video and sound in Zoom. Please register with Susan at brunnsu@rogers.com by 3 pm on Friday. Around 6 pm on Friday, Susan will send you an email with the link to the Zoom meeting.
Jan 24 Sun 11 am
Hiking
HIKE IN PALGRAVE CONSERVATION AREA
Palgrave
POSTPONED UNTIL PERMITTED
Join hike leader Mary B. for a leisurely hike approximately 1-1/2 - 2hrs. on fairly flat terrain with a few small elevations in Palgrave Forest and Wildlife area. Please wear hiking boots and bring water and lunch - we will stop to enjoy our lunch at about the halfway mark on the trails. We meet in Tim Horton’s parking lot in downtown Bolton. Please note there are several Tim Horton’s on Hwy 5O - but the one we need is in a small plaza with a TD bank and Tim’s just north of King St. on the west side. Event limited to 10 socially distanced masked members. Please have a $5 bill or pre-written cheque ready payable to UK Connexion. After meeting at Tim’s, we drive for about 20 minutes to the forest just north of Palgrave on the west side.
Jan 27 Wed 1 pm
STROLL IN HOGS HOLLOW
York Mills Subway
POSTPONED UNTIL PERMITTED
Take a crisp winter stroll with Ann to discover Hogs Hollow and then enjoy a take- out hot chocolate. Meet at 1pm at the SOUTH exit from York Mills subway. If you feel like a longer stroll, we can also walk around the Don Valley Golf course close by. Event limited to 10 socially distanced masked members. Please have a $5 bill or pre-written cheque ready payable to UK Connexion.
Jan 27 Wed 7 pm
VIRTUAL BOOK OF THE MONTH GROUP VIA SKYPE
NO LEVY NO MASK!
We will be reviewing Where the Crawdads Sing, written by Delia Owen. Don't forget the nibbles and wine! Christine will be in touch with those who are registered prior to our first meeting! Happy Reading. If you have any questions, contact Christine at christineukc23@gmail.com or 416-256-5851.
Feb 10 Wed 1 pm
Walking
STROLL CABBAGETOWN & RIVERDALE
Sherbourne Subway
POSTPONED UNTIL PERMITTED
Enjoy an afternoon stroll around Cabbagetown and the Riverdale zoo - and Rosedale if we have the energy - followed by a warming drink together afterwards. Meet at 1pm at the Sherbourne subway. Event limited to 10 socially distanced masked members. Please have a $5 bill or pre-written cheque ready payable to UK Connexion. Pre-registration essential please to Ann at agarnett@rogers.com.
Feb 20 Sat 10:30 am
Hiking
SOCIAL DISTANCING HIKE ALONG THE HUMBER RIVER
James Garden
POSTPONED UNTIL PERMITTED
Join Dorothy for a hike along THE HUMBER RIVER TRAIL from James Gardens to the Old Mill. This hike is divided into two segments: the 1st starts at James Gardens and is 3K each way. The 2nd starts near the Old Mill Inn just passed the bridge over the Humber River. For the James Garden start, meet at 10:30 am near the rear of the parking lot. For those staring at the Old Mill, meet a short 5-minute walk from the Old Mill TTC station, just passed the Old Mill Inn and over the bridge of the Humber where there is free parking. Please dress/footwear fit the weather. Event limited to 10 socially distanced masked members. Please have a $5 bill or pre-written cheque ready payable to UK Connexion. Book by noon Fri prior advising which location to meet, along with your phone number. For those who park or those who want more exercise, we will take the same route back. Call Dorothy at 416-245-4345.
Feb 24 Wed 7 pm
VIRTUAL BOOK OF THE MONTH GROUP VIA SKYPE
NO LEVY NO MASK!
Christine is hosting a new 3-month levy-free, mask-free initiative and is limiting it to 10 members (including the host) to make it more comfortable, via Skype. We ask only that after you have read the blurb printed below and it interests you, that you commit to reading the three books that we finally choose and participate each month in a virtual book group meeting: Become part of a “book of the month” group to review and discuss a book. We will meet at 7 pm Wed Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 31. The deadline to register with Christine is Jan 6 by contacting her with ONE book title (no more than one), the author and a BRIEF description or link. Once she’s received the suggestions, you’ll be sent a list and there will be a democratic draw (explained when you register) to choose five titles at random. You will then be asked to rate these five titles in order of preference. The three “favourites” will be the books we’ll read over the three-month period. Please contact Christine by Jan 6. More details will be given at that time. If we want, we can complement our meetings with a glass of wine and some nibbles! Christine at christineukc23@gmail.com or 416-256-5851.
Mar 6 Sat 12 noon
Walk
ALEXANDER MUIR MEMORIAL GARDEN WALK
YONGE/LAWRENCE
Join Maria to visit the memorial garden which is located on the S/E side of Yonge and Lawrence and was created to honour the composer of The Maple Leaf Forever. Naturally, you will find the maple leaf in a variety of decorative forms throughout the garden. You will find stone balconies, crushed brick walkways, lush greenery, formal flower and herb beds, sunken gardens and more. After enjoying the beautiful garden which was rated one of the best urban projects in Toronto before 1985, we can, for those who wish, take the western gateway to a trail which leads to Sunnybrook Park. If coming by TTC, get off at Lawrence station. There are coffee shops in the area where you can grab a hot drink and a snack, or bring your own. Event limited to 10 socially distanced masked members. Please have a $5 bill or pre-written cheque ready payable to UK Connexion. Contact Maria no later than the Wed prior: amaria254@gmail.com.
Mar 10 Wed 1pm
Walk
HIGH PARK WALK
High Park Subway
Join Ann for a refreshing walk in High Park followed by a warming drink in the Kingsway. Meet at 1 pm at the High Park subway. Event limited to 10 socially distanced masked members. Please have a $5 bill or pre-written cheque ready payable to UK Connexion. Registration essential please to Ann at agarnett@rogers.com.
Mar 20 Sat 10:30 am
Hiking
SOCIAL DISTANCING HIKE ALONG THE HUMBER RIVER
James Garden
Join Dorothy for a hike along THE HUMBER RIVER TRAIL from James Gardens to the Old Mill. This hike is divided into two segments: the 1st starts at James Gardens and is 3K each way. The 2nd starts near the Old Mill Inn just passed the bridge over the Humber River. For the James Garden start, meet at 10:30 am near the rear of the parking lot. For those staring at the Old Mill, meet a short 5-minute walk from the Old Mill TTC station, just passed the Old Mill Inn and over the bridge of the Humber where there is free parking. Please dress/footwear fit the weather. Event limited to 10 socially distanced masked members. Please have a $5 bill or pre-written cheque ready payable to UK Connexion. Book by noon Fri prior advising which location to meet, along with your phone number. For those who park or those who want more exercise, we will take the same route back. Call Dorothy at 416-245-4345.
Mar 24 Wed 12 noon
Walk
A WALK THROUGH THE EVERGREEN BRICKWORKS AND BEYOND
Brickworks
In December when members visited the Brickworks, we saw a hill in the distance and decided come March we’d climb the hill to see what’s on the other side. So, join Christine to find out! Bring a snack and after we have tackled the hill (it’s not that steep or long) we can pick up a Fair-Trade coffee at the take-out coffee shop back at the Brickworks. Lots of places to sit, really friendly and helpful staff, and the public washrooms are open. You can get to the Brickworks by TTC by taking a #28 South bus from Davisville station and return the same way. The buses are every 20 minutes. We’ll meet at the Brickworks bus-stop. There is paid parking on site. Event limited to 10 socially distanced masked members. Please have a $5 bill or pre-written cheque ready payable to UK Connexion. Contact Christine by the Mon prior at christineukc23@gmail.com or 416-256-5851.
Mar 31 Wed 7 pm
VIRTUAL BOOK OF THE MONTH GROUP VIA SKYPE
NO LEVY NO MASK!
Christine is hosting a new 3-month levy-free, mask-free initiative and is limiting it to 10 members (including the host) to make it more comfortable, via Skype. We ask only that after you have read the blurb printed below and it interests you, that you commit to reading the three books that we finally choose and participate each month in a virtual book group meeting: Become part of a “book of the month” group to review and discuss a book. We will meet at 7 pm Wed Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 31. The deadline to register with Christine is Jan 6 by contacting her with ONE book title (no more than one), the author and a BRIEF description or link. Once she’s received the suggestions, you’ll be sent a list and there will be a democratic draw (explained when you register) to choose five titles at random. You will then be asked to rate these five titles in order of preference. The three “favourites” will be the books we’ll read over the three-month period. Please contact Christine by Jan 6. More details will be given at that time. If we want, we can complement our meetings with a glass of wine and some nibbles! Christine at christineukc23@gmail.com or 416-256-5851.

ZOOM MEETINGS EVERY FRIDAY ARE PLANNED UNTIL THE END OF MARCH.