Thursday, December 20, 2012

Merry Christmas from the Corner

It's been a fun filled month this December.  Two weekends were spent taking part in the Living Nativity and we managed to raise over $3000 in support of the Upper Room Food Bank and the Canoe Cove Community Association.

Photo courtesy of Mari Basiletti
We did our tour as Mary and Joseph with only a few minor mishaps like head butting goats and a cat that wouldn't stay out of the manger.

NOT a real baby!
The angels and choir sang beautifully, everybody commented on that huge cow and the baby donkey.  Overall both participants and audience had a blast.
Photo courtesy of Mari Basiletti
We followed it up with the Christmas Concert at the schoolhouse.  I had not intended to participate in this since getting on stage is probably one of my worst nightmares but another number was desperately needed and it's for a good cause right?

Women's Institute members performing Santa Baby at
the 2012 Canoe Cove Christmas Concert
Which meant that I ended up, in front, singing Santa Baby dripping in fake diamonds and winking at the audience.  Several men said they are now considering joining the Women's Institute after our performance.  Yes, we are a lot of fun thank you.  I'm sure that's what they meant right?

If you're interested in hearing more about the goings on here in the Cove I would highly suggest you join the Facebook group 'I Love Canoe Cove'.  Upcoming events and photos of past ones are posted there for all to enjoy.

On top of these events we also managed to take in two performances at the Confederation Centre.  First enjoying a performance of the Wizard of Oz featuring some of Jody's theatre students who did a fantastic job.  Then taking in the amazing Barra MacNeils.



It's been a jam packed holiday season and I'm glad we're nearing Christmas.  I've got a pile of books to read and plans to sort through my seed packets this holiday season.

Merry Christmas to all my readers, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and best wishes to you in the New Year!

33 comments:

  1. So good to hear you have plenty of holiday cheer. I hope your season ends well and you have a fantastic new year.

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    1. Thank you Lisa and best to you too in the coming year.

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  2. The cat in the manger cracked me up:) Sounds like you have had a wonderful holiday season; wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Marguerite!

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    1. Rose, that kitty gave me a good laugh too. Every time I turned around she was hopping up into the manger. Have a wonderful Christmas and see you in the New Year.

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  3. Hi Marguerite, Sounds as if your holidays are off to a wonderful start. The great thing about a small community is that you get to know your neighbours. I am glad that you were able to raise so much money for the local food bank and have fun doing so. There are a lot of people out there that are hurting. Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2013!

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    1. Merry Christmas Jennifer. This community has made all the difference living out here. I don't think I'd like it half as much if it weren't for our great neighbours. The season is winding down for me now. All the events were before Christmas and now I can put my feet up and relax. Happy holidays and best wishes for the new year.

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  4. Sounds like you have had a fun December. Hope the rest of the holiday season is just as good. All the best.

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    1. Merry Christmas Jason and happy holidays to you and yours. I'm hoping for some relaxation now that all the events are done.

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  5. Way to go, you Star! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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    1. LOL, far from a star. Nervous as all get out actually but had fun after all. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  6. Wishing you a most peaceful and beautiful Christmas. You sure know how to celebrate the season.

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    1. Brenda, a very merry Christmas to you and the Captain. We tend to be a little quieter around here normally but it's hard to hide away in this community :)

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  7. what a wonderful joyous and thoughtful start to the holiday season Marguerite,
    wishing you a very Happy Christmas, Frances x

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    1. Thank you Frances and merry Christmas to you too! It's nice to have fun and do something good for others at the same time.

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  8. merry christmas, marguerite .. wishing you days filled with love, joy and much ralaxin' ..

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    1. Merry Christmas to you too! the relaxin bit is where I'm at now. The couch has never looked so good.

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  9. That looked like a whole bunch of fun, great group of folks. Merry Christmas to you, too.

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    1. Tufa, you said it. There is definitely a great group of people here in the Cove. Wouldn't be the same place without them all. Merry Christmas!

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  10. Marguerite, wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

    Jen

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  11. Marguerite girl !!
    You looked amazing as Mary and I did laugh at the "bad" cat issues .. too funny. I commend you for getting up and doing those things .. I am terribly shy myself and it just wouldn't happen if it were left up to me! LOL
    You are have fantastic Christmas spirit in Canoe Corner!!
    I hope you all have a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year .. especially in the garden mode ? wink wink
    Now that was funny about the guys wanting to join the club after your rendition girl ! LOL
    Joy : ) Ho Ho Ho

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    1. Merry Christmas Joy! I truly have trouble with stage fright but I have an even harder time saying no it seems. Despite it all I did have a lot of fun. Now I'm having fun sorting through seed packets :) Have a great holiday.

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  12. Marguerite,
    What happy and smiling faces. That's a awesome amount to donate to the upper room who are in great need this year as more and more people are having to turn to the food banks. Great to see the community all come together. The cat in the manger was priceless.
    Wishing you and hubby a wonderful Christmas full of magic and love. All the best in the New Year.

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    1. I was really impressed with the money we took in too. It was a lot of work but really worth the effort everyone put in. Have a great Christmas and best wishes to you in the new year.

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  13. What?!! No youtube video of you singing "Santa Baby"? ;) Love the cat on the manger, too - cats never mind and always want to be the center of attention! Wonderful that you raised so much for such good causes. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. and that is my worst fear! There was a video camera at the concert and I believe, for those interested, it will be shown at the New Years levee. Hopefully it will stay off the internet though :) Have a great Christmas and best wishes to you.

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  14. Wow, they are good fiddle players. Loved the video. Was your rendition of Santa Baby worthy of a video? I would have liked to see it too. Oh, sorry Frosty got into the nativity. I was wondering what he was up to the last few days.

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    1. Donna, the video is great but the concert was fantastic. Such great energy from the crowd, we clapped and sang and had a really wonderful time. tee hee, that cat does look like Frosty doesn't he? He certainly kept us all entertained that evening.

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE fiddle music!! Excellent! That baby looked so real. Happy Holidays from Virginia! :o)

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  16. Marguerite, Congratulations on your Santa Baby solo -- quite a contrast with your other role as the virgin Mary! (I loved the cat in the manger :-)) -Jean

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  17. Sounds like a fab lead-up to the holiday season. So nice to see how you and Jody have fallen into the PEI life. I think that makes a house a home as much as anything. Enjoy your books over the holidays! :)

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  18. Looks like you had a blast!! Good for you. Happy New Year.

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