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The UK CONNEXION

Fall Events 2020


When paying the levy, do not expect hosts to provide change.
We need to minimize the handling of banknotes.
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 your payment directly into a bag
or envelope provided by the host.
We recommend the use of plastic gloves, masks, washing and sanitizing hands.

 
These events are conditional on the government rules in effect at the time regarding numbers, social distancing, masks, sanitization etc.
 
Oct 28 Wed 11:00 am
Hiking
NATURE HIKE TAYLOR CREEK PARK EAST/PICNIC LUNCH
Dawes Road
PLEASE RESERVE TODAY
Join Vanessa and enjoy a scenic autumn nature hike and picnic lunch. Meet at the park entrance at Dawes Road less than 1 km north of the Danforth at 11 am. There is a large parking lot on the west side of Dawes Road (signage at entrance reads "Taylor Creek Park"). The hike will be approximately 2 hours in total round trip returning to the starting place. Half-way through we will stop to enjoy our personal packed picnic lunch. Please wear comfortable shoes and a mask. Limit of 10 people. $5.00 UKC levy will apply. To reserve please contact Vanessa at van.jones@yahoo.ca or 416-465-7532.
Oct 30 Fri 6:00 pm
ZOOM HAPPY HOUR 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. 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. 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 4 pm on Friday. Around 6 pm on Friday, Susan will send you an email with the link to the Zoom meeting.
Nov 1 Sun 11 am
Hiking
HIKE IN TERRA COTTA CONSERVATION AREA
Terra Cotta
Join Mary B. for a leisurely hike on fairly flat terrain with some elevations for approximately 1.5-2 hours. in Terra Cotta Conservation Area. As well as a mask, please wear hiking boots and bring water and lunch - we will take a break about half-way through the hike to enjoy our picnic lunch and hopefully still see of the remaining colours of Fall. We will meet in the EAST parking lot of the Terra Cotta Inn at 175, King St. Turn west from Mississauga Rd. and the parking lot is on the south side.

The $5 UKC levy will apply. Please have a $5 banknote or prewritten cheque payable to the UK Connexion. We will then proceed to the trail head 5 minutes away on Winston Churchill Blvd. Important: To carpool ($5 return) from Kipling subway leaving at 10-15am contact John at jpett@bell.net or 416-259-1541. Important: call Mary to register at 416-652-1028 no later than the day before, leaving your full name and phone number. NB: the clocks change on Nov. 1st at 2am.

Nov 4 Wed 1 pm
Hiking
"WALK THE PHILOSOPHER'S WALK" – BESIDE THE ROM AND THEN SOUTH!
PLEASE RESERVE BY MONDAY
Join Maureen C for this hour-long walk along Philosopher's Walk. Meet at the S/E corner of Avenue and Bloor (outside the Royal Ontario Museum) and enjoy each other’s company as we walk past the historic university buildings, a church, interesting bench-name dedications, and the final colours of the season. If we want to take a break (lots of places to sit - keeping our social distance, of course) bring a thermos of hot chocolate or coffee and/or a snack. Please ensure you wear a mask. The $5 UKC levy will apply. Please have a $5 bank note or pre-written cheque ready payable to the UK Connexion. Call Maureen at 416-482-0386 by Mon Nov 2 to register, leaving your phone number in case of any changes.
Nov 27 Fri 10:30 am
Art Gallery
A VISIT TO MCMICHAEL GALLERY
KLEINBERG – IF IT IS STILL OPEN!
Meet Ann at 10.30 at the Reception inside the gallery wearing a mask and enjoy a day at the beautiful McMichael Art Gallery. As a bonus to the regular exhibits, there will be two lovely special exhibitions https://mcmichael.com/event/margaux-williamson-interiors/ and https://mcmichael.com/event/uninvited/. Afterwards we can walk in the grounds to see the outdoor artworks and have a picnic lunch. We will buy tickets in advance: $15 seniors, $18 adults, plus parking $7. The $5 UKC levy will apply. Please ensure you wear a mask and have a $5 bank note or pre-written cheque ready payable to UK Connexion. Contact Ann at agarnett@rogers.com (preferred) or 416-447-5239. Pre-registration is essential.
Dec 16 Wed 1:30 pm
Allan Gardens
VISIT TO ALLAN GARDENS ON COLLEGE STREET
Downtown
Allan Gardens might be just the place to cheer us up on a “nearing winter” day. It's open all year round from noon to 4 pm (currently) and COVID precautions apply. After a walk through the gardens, let’s stroll further towards the Yonge/Dundas area where we can grab some hot chocolate to drink along the way (or bring your own with you) as we make our way to The Bay to view the windows dressed for Christmas.

If we feel like it, we can split into smaller groups or go on our own and do a bit of Christmas shopping in The Bay and surrounding shops and then either meet up again and ??? or go home. Remember that a mask will be needed as well as the $5 UKC levy. Please have a $5 bank note or pre-written cheque ready payable to UK Connexion. If you are interested, contact Christine by the Sun prior at 416-256-5851 or christineukc23@gmail.com.